I started thinking about the Hobbit, and seeing the second one, and how it will remind me of you, and the avengers, and anything marvel, anything DC, Tolkin, Nabakov, Skyrim, the english language, the word human, lots of other words that slip out and then I burst because I sound like you, the moon, the train from reading to maidenhead to you, baby horses, my cd jumper, most of my music, the stone roses, david bowie, alt J, all of the wonderful things you introduced me to. My confidence was spawned by you, I appreciate my body more because of you, so my being reminds me of you, cats, the internet reminds me of you. Amanda Palmer, New Years, Christmas, you know me inside out, beauty and abstract beauty reminds me of you, every room in my house, my bed, my mirror, university, tumblr, spitting, bees, film, creativity, depression, happiness, sadness, dogs, loneliness, spelling things properly, your smell is everywhere, and I don’t know whether I should put everything that reminds me of you away or embrace it and smother myself i your scent, that’s what I want to do but I know we have hurt too much. My futon, ties, Brighton, my first flat, my first sexual experience, sloths, my first sexual failure, my first time feeling totally comfortable with someone, my first time telling anyone, my insecurities remind me of you, vinyl, vintage, scars, emotion, the painting in my room, the boots under my bed, The Secret Garden the jumper on my clothes rail, the DVD box sets that were bought for us together, being awkward, blood, you taught me to embrace sadness, you showed me happiness, my first home reminds me of you, pig rush, vodka, gin, vomit, parties, weed, comic books and graphic novels, blue hair, you showed me that moustache beards stopped tickling after a few weeks of growing, the desert plants, blue and yellow, neo punk, nipples, Sally Mann, Art and photography, the art of learning, you inspired me, silence and quiet, raucous laughter, two pairs of sleeping trousers, cum, Elvive shampoo and conditioner, orange, good t shirts, moving trees, old actors, black and white, final fantasy, the tree of life, cloud atlas, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jack White, letting go of inhibitions, spanking, waffles, bacon, specks, wobbly egg, moh, mah, joh, kawai, Japan, Sushi, chopsticks,
“Bellona" (with detail), 1633, Rembrandt.
“Bellona, the Roman goddess of war, is presented by Rembrandt as a rather plain “girl next door,” probably to suggest that the new Dutch Republic was ready to repel foreign forces. Images of Mars and his sister Bellona occasionally decorated the headquarters of civic guard companies. The shield, with its frightful face of Medusa, was added at a late stage of work, probably in response to seeing a version of Rubens’s well-known painting of a severed Medusa’s head." (via)
Tyke (1974 – August 20, 1994) was an African elephant who performed with Circus International of Honolulu, Hawaii. On August 20, 1994, during a performance at the Neal Blaisdell Center, she killed her trainer and mauled her groomer, causing severe injuries. Tyke then bolted from the arena and ran through the streets of the Kakaako central business district for more than 30 minutes. Police fired 86 shots at the animal, who eventually collapsed from the wounds and died. While the majority of the attack in the arena was recorded on video tape, additional footage captured the attack on a local publicist, which took place outside of the building.
we torture them, and as soon as they fight back, we kill them.
Just look at the fear in that baby’s eyes. Look at it. Look at it and tell me that you think a circus, or the zoo, or seaworld is okay.