Ballpoint pen & 22K Gold Leaf Applique on Moleskine paper
Wow how do people do things like this. Ballpoint pen and 22K Gold leaf applique on Moleskine!?!?
I don’t know if this is a rhetorical question or not but I’ve made things in this technique before. It’s very, very time consuming and skill intensive. You have to use the pen very lightly and it’s easy to make a mistake, and the mistakes are really obvious. I’ve usually done works with ballpoint freehand (obviously nothing this quality) but you can tell these were meticulously planned and composed.
And then of course on top of that you have the gold leaf, which if the artist is using classic leafing technique (sheets of gold leaf) is a whole nother level of possible instant ruination.
Basically what I’m saying is that this is as hard as it looks.
Cinderella Pencil Test
Its called the Death Waltz, and was written as a joke but people have attempted it on piano.
Saxes move downstage.
SWEET JESUS CLICK THAT
initially it seemed as scary as Through the Fire and Flames after the ending credits in GH3, but I quickly realised that was the most monstrous understatement ever.
The real problem with books-turned-movies isn’t “omg they didn’t include every single word in the book” it’s “omg they completely overlooked the main theme, threw out any significant allegories, took away all the emotional pull, an turned it into a boring action movie with a love triangle in it”
And erased all the non white people and homosexual ones.
what did i just watch
At first I thought it was guys trying to make pattycake sound like a demonic summoning ritual. Fortunately I kept listening.
THIS IS LITERALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE VIDEOS OF ALL TIME THO I HAVEN’T SEEN THIS IN YEARS OMG
Today’s genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to.
Esther’s 10 Lessons Condensed:
10. The Enemy of Your Enemy Is Not Your Friend
That merry band of smugglers … could be on the heroes’ side when the heroes are rebels, distracting government forces and making things easier for the outlaws. When the heroes are winning, and have every chance of dissolving the outlaws’ main source of income, things are going to change.
9. The Top Guy Isn’t Always the Problem
There were, and are, plenty of dictators who brutally check every attempt at reform. There have also been kings who supported the cause of justice and attempted reform, only to be stopped by a large group of people who had enough power and wealth to topple the monarchy more quickly than peasants could.
8. Sometimes Making Concessions Leads To Rebellion
Regarding the French Revolution:
The Estates General was an ancient body, comprising the clergy, the nobility, and the commoners. … When the “third estate” cried out for more representation, their ranks were doubled … [but] no matter how many members were part of an estate, each of the estates counted as one vote. As the clergy and the nobility were against the commoners, the commoners had little more power than they’d had before. They did, however, have the power to organize and the power to freely express their views. … That alone set a framework for the Revolution.
7. Two Downtrodden Groups Will Usually Be Fighting Each Other
Most dystopian fiction has their heroic rebels and revolutionaries battling robots, or brainless clones, or elite fighting forces made up of the privileged. But a lot of wars consist of their respective sides poorest, most powerless, and most downtrodden populations being forced to kill each other.
6. Never Neglect the Practicalities
Standing up for the freedom to express oneself, or the desire to resist constant surveillance, or the cessation of a grievous abuse of human rights, is important. Having something to eat is also important. Women rioting for bread got the ball rolling on both the French and the Russian revolutions.
5. New Regimes Come With Crazy Ideology
Whatever new group of ragtag rebels inhabit your book, they will come to power with more than just a plan to pass out more money and change the drapes. They’re trying to remake the world, and they’ll have a lot of ways they want to do that. Some of them will be funny. Some will be tragic. Some will just be strange.
4. Revolutions Take Place on a World Stage
When one of the most repressive and extreme dictatorships in a world is about to topple, or an intergalactic empire hangs in the balance, consider what this means to the world outside of that dictatorship. Does no foreign government have cause to arm the rebels? Does no corporation have a stake in continuing the status quo? Is no bank anxious about the idea that they’ll be left holding a lot of cash in the currency of a country that no longer exists?
3. Violent Conflicts Keep Cropping Up From Within
Every revolution starts out by employing the “we are all brothers and sisters” ideology to get people on board. … Revolutions include earnest student intellectuals, middle class dabblers, workers, the desperately poor, those persecuted for religion or ethnicity, and, of course, women. Many of these groups never have encountered each other before and will have seriously differing points of view. Of course they’re going to fight.
2. Fear Alone Can Precipitate the Explosion
It doesn’t always matter what the rebels or the establishment do. Sometimes it only matters what one thinks the other is going to do. And it’s not always the establishment that strikes first.
1. Afterwards There Will Be Mythology for the Losing Side
There are very few regimes so terrible that they can’t be romanticized. This is especially true after they have been defeated. It’s easy to be sentimental about something when nobody has to deal with it anymore. Sometimes regimes can even come back. … If a story continues past the first day of victory, someone is going to be pining for the opulence, the elegance, the wildness, or perhaps just the supposed ideals of the horrifying regime that the band of rebels desperately thought to topple.
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