topfreeliving
The issue becomes a matter of women being able to exist and be seen as something other than sexual creatures. The thinking which fuels laws against female toplessness supports the attitude that women are in a perpetual state of sexual engagement, whereas men are allowed to exist in a whole range of bodily states, some of them benign enough to permit the exposure of their chests without it being considered automatically indecent. Proponents of topless equality assert that laws that single out women are effectively perpetuating a degrading cultural norm towards sexualizing women’s bodies without their consent. The concern is that the laws incidentally support a larger mentality of objectifying women.
from the article “why women should be allowed to go topless in public” by Jessica Blankenship
(via mezmerizion)
When this auction had just seven seconds to go, I threw in a bid that I hoped would outpace the current high-bidder’s max yet not cost me my max.  

Wizard.  That’s below my max, and far-freaking below retail.  My feet will be happier in the desert due to this action.  And I already have closed heels here which I can swap right onto them and that way not get rocks in my coils.

When this auction had just seven seconds to go, I threw in a bid that I hoped would outpace the current high-bidder’s max yet not cost me my max.

Wizard. That’s below my max, and far-freaking below retail. My feet will be happier in the desert due to this action. And I already have closed heels here which I can swap right onto them and that way not get rocks in my coils.

unconsumption
unconsumption:


In an effort to prepare for a world after peak oil, design student Mark Colliass has invented a bike accessory that can only be described as Peak Hipster. His clever contraption transforms a fixie into a rolling factory capable of cranking out arty, limited-edition lampshades that would make killer Etsy listings.


Peak Hipster?  I don’t know who is more confused on the ideas around peak oil here, the guy who invented a non-sustainable manufacturing process to keep consuming oil-based and other non-sustainable materials, or the unconsumption blogger who produced the wrote-up.

1) if anything used in this process uses a petroleum-based item, that’s still using oil
2) resins are either consuming a non-sustainable, organic material or are synthetics based on petroleum.

It’s clever/trendy use of human power (that would be that hipster part), but otherwise fails at actually reducing consumption.  This is the perfect illustration of a fake green idea that makes people consume lampshades and does not lessen our impact on our irreplaceable resources.

unconsumption:

In an effort to prepare for a world after peak oil, design student Mark Colliass has invented a bike accessory that can only be described as Peak Hipster. His clever contraption transforms a fixie into a rolling factory capable of cranking out arty, limited-edition lampshades that would make killer Etsy listings.

Peak Hipster? I don’t know who is more confused on the ideas around peak oil here, the guy who invented a non-sustainable manufacturing process to keep consuming oil-based and other non-sustainable materials, or the unconsumption blogger who produced the wrote-up.

1) if anything used in this process uses a petroleum-based item, that’s still using oil
2) resins are either consuming a non-sustainable, organic material or are synthetics based on petroleum.

It’s clever/trendy use of human power (that would be that hipster part), but otherwise fails at actually reducing consumption. This is the perfect illustration of a fake green idea that makes people consume lampshades and does not lessen our impact on our irreplaceable resources.

brucesterling

Anonymous asked:

I think your tumblr is totally spammy. And yeah, what have you or your generation got to do with cyberpunk ?

hellotailor answered:

this is hilarious on so many levels. like, first of all, you went out of your way to send me not one but two of these dumbass messages. secondly, my tumblr isn’t even a cyberpunk blog.

but to answer your question: cyberpunk may have been dead since 1990 or whatever, but ~my generation~ are a gazillion times more cyberpunk than any old-school Neuromancer fanboy could ever have dreamed. we live in a Google and Facebook-owned dystopian hellscape of police spy drones and PRISM, and have the ability to use Bitcoin to buy everything from hamburgers to hard drugs. a 13-year-old girl Snapchatting youtube clips of One Direction to her friends is probably more cyberpunk than the “real” cyberpunks of yesteryear. (and on a personal note, i’m an internet culture journalist. i think we can all agree that that’s a pretty cyberpunk job, so the joke’s on you, my friend.)

brucesterling:

*Let me express my profound sympathy for poor Gavia here 

wallacethemacabre

Alchemy is an erotic science, involved in buried aspects of reality, aimed at purifying and transforming all being and matter…


They can picture love affairs of chemicals and stars, a romance of stones, or the fertility of fire. Strange, fertile correspondences the alchemists sensed in unlikely orders of being. Between men and planets, plants and gestures, words and weather.

Jim Morrison (via wallacethemacabre)

The Alchemical Easter and Eckartshausen’s Prayers

The “true” Easter in alchemy is the first full moon after the spring equinox. That makes Tuesday April 15, 2014 the Alchemical Easter this year. Starting with tonight’s lunar eclipse and full moon, tomorrow is considered a day rife with a most favorable life force. Harvest dew, collect eggs for making Oil of Egg, see what new shoots or buddings herbs might be best harvested.

Two Prayers for Alchemists
 by Karl von Eckartshausen (1752-1803), from Über die Zauberkräfte der Natur, Munich, 1819, translated by Joscelyn Godwin

I.

  1. Light Supreme, who art the Divine in Nature and dwellest in its innermost parts as in Heaven, hallowed be thy qualities and laws!
  2. Wherever thou art, all is brought to perfection; may the realm of thy Knowledge become subject unto thee.
  3. May our will in all our work be only thee, self-moving Power of Light! And as in the whole of Nature thou accomplishest all things, so accomplish all things in our work also.
  4. Give us of the Dew of Heaven, and the Fat of the Earth, the Fruits of Sun and Moon from the Tree of Life.
  5. And forgive us all errors which we have committed in our work without knowledge of thee, as we seek to turn from their errors those who have offended our precepts. And leave us not to our own darkness and our own science, but deliver us from all evil through the perfection of thy Work, Amen.

II

  1. Hail, pure self-moving Source, O Form, pure for receiving the Light! The Light of all things unites itself with thee alone.
  2. Most blessed art thou among all receptive forms, and blessed is the Fruit that thou conceivest, the Essence of Light united with warm substance.
  3. Pure Form, Mother of the most perfect Being, lift thyself up to the Light for us, now as we toil and in the hour when we complete the Work!
Here’s the corresponding planetary hours for tonight’s lunar eclipse, for my location.  I don’t know exactly what I’m going to be doing tonight.  It will depend a lot on if there is any visibility outdoors or not.  A prediction of “mostly cloudy” means I’ll look up and see what I see.  If I must have clouds, I want sporadic-yet-crisply-formed ones against an otherwise clear sky.

Here’s the corresponding planetary hours for tonight’s lunar eclipse, for my location. I don’t know exactly what I’m going to be doing tonight. It will depend a lot on if there is any visibility outdoors or not. A prediction of “mostly cloudy” means I’ll look up and see what I see. If I must have clouds, I want sporadic-yet-crisply-formed ones against an otherwise clear sky.

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yeahwriters:

risarodil:

rickylamoreaux:

airgillett720:

fred-george-weasley:

doncarlosi:

99pinkproblems:

risarodil:

<—-  Drag the picture! —>

OMG IT ACTUALLY WORKED!

That’s actually really fucking cool!

I WAS JUST WAITING TO SEE A POST SO COOL LIKE THIS
NOW I CAN DIE IN PEACE

*cries quietly because I’m on the tumblr app*

Person who made this— “You’re a wizard”

I’m.. I’m a what?

YOU’RE A WIZARD, RISA

yeahwriters:

risarodil:

rickylamoreaux:

airgillett720:

fred-george-weasley:

doncarlosi:

99pinkproblems:

risarodil:

<—-  Drag the picture! —>

OMG IT ACTUALLY WORKED!

That’s actually really fucking cool!

I WAS JUST WAITING TO SEE A POST SO COOL LIKE THIS

NOW I CAN DIE IN PEACE

*cries quietly because I’m on the tumblr app*

Person who made this— “You’re a wizard”

I’m.. I’m a what?

YOU’RE A WIZARD, RISA