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City Map Illustrations | by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

Check out these delightful prints of city map illustrations by Anna Bond, co-founder of Rifle Paper Co. I’m a big fan of her work, and I’d gladly add everything on Rifle Paper Co.’s website to my wishlist! Purchase these prints here

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nationalcircus:

Shared Instagram video: Sticking like #spiderman and #ironman #stoi #londonfest @lfagbemi by billyjacques http://bit.ly/1FlRyzG at National Centre for Circus Arts

silfarione:

Workers at The Louvre, Paris. Photo by Pierre Jahan. 1947.

silfarione:

Workers at The Louvre, Paris. Photo by Pierre Jahan. 1947.

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aconnormanning:

"So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality"

Actual idol

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spooky-darth:

dduane:

reddyrabbit:


What angels are apparently supposed to look like.
They had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die.
 The bible mentions multiple faces, being covered in eyeballs, constant singing, lion heads etc.
 Besides being described as beasts and monsters, they’re practically brainless drones. Heavenly angels are only one step removed from demons. The only difference is demons fell from heaven because they chose to follow Lucifer, who was an angel (angel of music and one of god’s favorites). So they are these eyeball covered animal mashed up monsters who were only created to worship for eternity (part of humanities creation was so that something would choose to love god, not just worship him because they were created to).
Angels fall into a lot of new age and conspiracy beliefs.We were taught that the supernatural realms went in the order of Heaven, Hell, then Earth. So when the angels fell from heaven with Lucifer, some fell through hell and landed on Earth. We were taught they intermarried with early humans and created giants and taught witch craft to women.
 They’re abominations, they’re alien, they’re beyond us. They’re creatures that biology as we know it does not apply to. Often they do not love mankind, they love God and God alone.

Yeah, the few times that angels show up in front of people in the Old Testament in a human form, they’re glowing and their skin looks like its made of molten metal; scaring the piss out of anyone who sees them. I think Gabriel even admits to Daniel that he’s having to conceal his true power level, because Full Angel Mode would scramble a regular human’s brain.
Angels are fucking horrifying.

C.S. Lewis’s notes on this subject as they appear in the foreword to The Screwtape Letters are interesting.

It should be (but it is not) unnecessary to add that a belief in angels, whether good or evil, does not mean a belief in either as they are represented in art and literature. Devils are depicted with bats’ wings and good angels with birds’ wings, not because anyone holds that moral deterioration would be likely to turn feathers into membrane, but because most men like birds better than bats. They are given wings it all in order to suggest the swiftness of unimpeded intellectual energy. They are given human form because man is the only rational creature we know. Creatures higher in the natural order than ourselves, either incorporeal or animating bodies of a sort we cannot experience, must be represented symbolically if they are to be represented at all.
These forms are not only symbolical but were always known to be symbolical by reflective people. The Greeks did not believe that the gods were really like the beautiful human shapes their sculptures gave them. In their poetry a God who wishes to “appear” to a mortal temporarily assumes the likeness of a man. Christian theology has nearly always explained the “appearance” of an angel in the same way. It is only the  ignorant, said Dionysius in the fifth century, who dreamed that spirits are really winged men.
In the plastic arts these symbols have steadily degenerated. Fra Angelico’s angels carry in their face and gesture the peace and authority of heaven. Later come the chubby infantile nudes of Rafael; finally the soft, slim, girlish, and consolatory angels of nineteenth century art, shapes so feminine that they avoid being voluptuous only by their total insipidity — the frigid houris of a tea-table paradise. They are a pernicious symbol. In Scripture the visitation of an angel is always alarming; it has to begin by saying “fear not.” The Victorian angel looks as if it was going to say, “There, there.”


When they tell the people they appear to in the Bible not to be afraid, it’s not, “don’t be startled by my sudden arrival.” They’re saying, "HUMAN DO NOT FEAR THE SIX WINGED MOLTEN METAL FORM THAT IS MY BEING."

spooky-darth:

dduane:

reddyrabbit:

What angels are apparently supposed to look like.

They had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die.

 The bible mentions multiple faces, being covered in eyeballs, constant singing, lion heads etc.

 Besides being described as beasts and monsters, they’re practically brainless drones. Heavenly angels are only one step removed from demons. The only difference is demons fell from heaven because they chose to follow Lucifer, who was an angel (angel of music and one of god’s favorites). So they are these eyeball covered animal mashed up monsters who were only created to worship for eternity (part of humanities creation was so that something would choose to love god, not just worship him because they were created to).

Angels fall into a lot of new age and conspiracy beliefs.We were taught that the supernatural realms went in the order of Heaven, Hell, then Earth. So when the angels fell from heaven with Lucifer, some fell through hell and landed on Earth. We were taught they intermarried with early humans and created giants and taught witch craft to women.

 They’re abominations, they’re alien, they’re beyond us. They’re creatures that biology as we know it does not apply to. Often they do not love mankind, they love God and God alone.

Yeah, the few times that angels show up in front of people in the Old Testament in a human form, they’re glowing and their skin looks like its made of molten metal; scaring the piss out of anyone who sees them. I think Gabriel even admits to Daniel that he’s having to conceal his true power level, because Full Angel Mode would scramble a regular human’s brain.

Angels are fucking horrifying.

C.S. Lewis’s notes on this subject as they appear in the foreword to The Screwtape Letters are interesting.

It should be (but it is not) unnecessary to add that a belief in angels, whether good or evil, does not mean a belief in either as they are represented in art and literature. Devils are depicted with bats’ wings and good angels with birds’ wings, not because anyone holds that moral deterioration would be likely to turn feathers into membrane, but because most men like birds better than bats. They are given wings it all in order to suggest the swiftness of unimpeded intellectual energy. They are given human form because man is the only rational creature we know. Creatures higher in the natural order than ourselves, either incorporeal or animating bodies of a sort we cannot experience, must be represented symbolically if they are to be represented at all.

These forms are not only symbolical but were always known to be symbolical by reflective people. The Greeks did not believe that the gods were really like the beautiful human shapes their sculptures gave them. In their poetry a God who wishes to “appear” to a mortal temporarily assumes the likeness of a man. Christian theology has nearly always explained the “appearance” of an angel in the same way. It is only the  ignorant, said Dionysius in the fifth century, who dreamed that spirits are really winged men.

In the plastic arts these symbols have steadily degenerated. Fra Angelico’s angels carry in their face and gesture the peace and authority of heaven. Later come the chubby infantile nudes of Rafael; finally the soft, slim, girlish, and consolatory angels of nineteenth century art, shapes so feminine that they avoid being voluptuous only by their total insipidity — the frigid houris of a tea-table paradise. They are a pernicious symbol. In Scripture the visitation of an angel is always alarming; it has to begin by saying “fear not.” The Victorian angel looks as if it was going to say, “There, there.”

When they tell the people they appear to in the Bible not to be afraid, it’s not, “don’t be startled by my sudden arrival.” They’re saying, "HUMAN DO NOT FEAR THE SIX WINGED MOLTEN METAL FORM THAT IS MY BEING."

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amateurlanguager:

Here’s some info and vocab stuff about French keyboards. Attention! ‘French’ in this case means ‘from France’; the keyboard is different in other Francophone countries.
First, the keyboard isn’t QWERTY it’s AZERTY and that makes it a bit weird to use at the beginning (especially the A). Second, almost all the symbols are in a different place.
This is mostly annoying for the comma, which is where the US M is located.
Third, you have to press shift+[symbol] to get any number and shift+; to get a period/full stop. Other symbols, too, but these are the most inconvenient.
Next…
Some Vocab:
&         une esperluette#         un dièse'          une apostrophe-          un trait d’union—        un tiret_         un tiret bas, underscore@        une arobase(          les parenthèses (f)%        un (signe) pour-cent!          un point d’exclamation/          une barre oblique?         un point d’interrogation*          un astérisque\          une barre oblique inverse.          un point,          une virgule:          un deux-points;          un point-virgule
Giving a website: (yes I realize you will probably never need to say ‘http://’)
(ex) http://www.tumblr.com
h t t p  deux-points barre oblique barre oblique trois w point tumblr point com
Giving your email address:
(ex): amateur_languager@mon-tumblr.com
a m a t e u r underscore l a n g u a g e r arobase mon trait d’union tumblr point com

this was absolutely the most annoying part of working abroad.

amateurlanguager:

Here’s some info and vocab stuff about French keyboards. Attention! ‘French’ in this case means ‘from France’; the keyboard is different in other Francophone countries.

First, the keyboard isn’t QWERTY it’s AZERTY and that makes it a bit weird to use at the beginning (especially the A). Second, almost all the symbols are in a different place.

This is mostly annoying for the comma, which is where the US M is located.

Third, you have to press shift+[symbol] to get any number and shift+; to get a period/full stop. Other symbols, too, but these are the most inconvenient.

Next…

Some Vocab:

&         une esperluette
#         un dièse
'          une apostrophe
-          un trait d’union
—        un tiret
_         un tiret bas, underscore
@        une arobase
(          les parenthèses (f)
%        un (signe) pour-cent
!          un point d’exclamation
/          une barre oblique
?         un point d’interrogation
*          un astérisque
\          une barre oblique inverse
.          un point
,          une virgule
:          un deux-points
;          un point-virgule

Giving a website: (yes I realize you will probably never need to say ‘http://’)

(ex) http://www.tumblr.com

h t t p deux-points barre oblique barre oblique trois w point tumblr point com

Giving your email address:

(ex): amateur_languager@mon-tumblr.com

a m a t e u r underscore l a n g u a g e r arobase mon trait d’union tumblr point com

this was absolutely the most annoying part of working abroad.

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urpdurp:

Stef Driesenuntitled 2006

urpdurp:

Stef Driesen
untitled 2006

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It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers.

“All women speak two languages:

the language of men 

and the language of silent suffering.

Some women speak a third, 

the language of queens.”

—   Mohja Kahf, The Marvelous Women (via deforest)

(Source: rabbitinthemoon, via deforest)

Could You Repeat That? and Other Stories from Paris

A glimpse into a first-time traveler’s whirlwind experiences in Paris’ theater scene.

“Apocalypse, as translated from Greek, means un-covering, a revealing of knowledge, a disclosure, a lifting of a veil. I see it used in the “end of the world” scenarios very often but I hardly even believe anything truly begins or ends. Western culture feared death for so long — I’m bored with that narrative. Death is life, life is death, forever intertwined. Apocalypse is a constant.”

—   Ales Kot (x)

(Source: punkrockbuckybarnes)

rudesothello:

Our beautiful new poster, designed by Madisen Bathish!

This show is all I think about

rudesothello:

Our beautiful new poster, designed by Madisen Bathish!

This show is all I think about

nationalcircus:

Inside the National Centre for Circus Arts

This year we were awarded national status - to celebrate we made this video of our beautiful building and the amazing people that train here.

Spread the word with #NationalCircus

Find out more

this makes me so happy :)

cogito-ergo-dumb:

These are the most fabulous stage directions I have ever had the privilege to witness.

damn, I wanna see that entrance.

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