Sunday, April 6, 2014
nascosti:

Adult ~ Linda Gregg
I’ve come back to the country where I was happy
changed. Passion puts no terrible strain on me now.
I wonder what will take the place of desire.
I could be the ghost of my own life returning
to the places I lived best. Walking here and there,
nodding when I see something I cared for deeply.
Now I’m in my house listening to the owls calling
and wondering if slowly I will take on flesh again.

nascosti:

Adult ~ Linda Gregg

I’ve come back to the country where I was happy

changed. Passion puts no terrible strain on me now.

I wonder what will take the place of desire.

I could be the ghost of my own life returning

to the places I lived best. Walking here and there,

nodding when I see something I cared for deeply.

Now I’m in my house listening to the owls calling

and wondering if slowly I will take on flesh again.

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Friday, December 27, 2013

wetheurban:

PHOTOGRAPHY: Where Children Sleep by James Mollison

Where Children Sleep presents English-born photographer James Mollison’s eye-opening photographs of children’s bedrooms around the world. The differences between each child and his or her bedroom are striking:

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A Reading List: Prose Stylists

sarahwrotethat:

I received terrific responses to my call for a list of notable women prose sentence-makers. It’s always striking with reading lists how pantheons differ and one person’s favorites are another’s also-rans or never heard-ofs. It’s strange to me to think how no one could hope to read all the books published in even a single year; and the extent to which anyone’s sense of a larger cultural tradition, even one’s own, is necessarily fragmentary. Which is why, as vapid as they can be, I do like reading lists: most bring to mind something unforeseen.

After the jump, the compiled list (it’s pretty long for Tumblr dashboards), alphabetized by author, a few with stories or books that to me stood out from the writer’s body of work, or that I find myself bearing in mind when I write (please add yours!). I also marked with an asterisk writers that others suggested whom I haven’t read—the beginning of a much longer list.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

pennyofthewild said: Question! What exactly is the Skype chat for?

Er, well…. half the BPS mods are already online chatting about KnB and we thought the more the merrier?   

(no really that is the ACTUAL PURPOSE OF THE CHAT)

(you’re welcome to join and help increase our baseline levels of productivity and meaning though, goodness knows we could use more goal-directed discussion hahaha)

Friday, November 15, 2013

(Source: rdm692)

cieloluna:

Aqua Vitae

cieloluna:

Aqua Vitae

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Obscure Color Words

  • albicant: whitish; becoming white
  • amaranthine: immortal; undying; deep purple-red colour
  • aubergine: eggplant; a dark purple colour
  • azure: light or sky blue; the heraldic colour blue
  • celadon: pale green; pale green glazed pottery
  • cerulean: sky-blue; dark blue; sea-green
  • chartreuse: yellow-green colour
  • cinnabar: red crystalline mercuric sulfide pigment; deep red or scarlet colour
  • citrine: dark greenish-yellow
  • eburnean: of or like ivory; ivory-coloured
  • erythraean: reddish colour
  • flavescent: yellowish or turning yellow
  • greige: of a grey-beige colour
  • haematic: blood coloured
  • heliotrope: purplish hue; purplish-flowered plant; ancient sundial; signalling mirror
  • hoary: pale silver-grey colour; grey with age
  • isabelline: greyish yellow
  • jacinthe: orange colour
  • kermes: brilliant red colour; a red dye derived from insects
  • lovat: grey-green; blue-green
  • madder: red dye made from brazil wood; a reddish or red-orange colour
  • mauve: light bluish purple
  • mazarine: rich blue or reddish-blue colour
  • russet: reddish brown
  • sable: black; dark; of a black colour in heraldry
  • saffron: orange-yellow
  • sarcoline: flesh-coloured
  • smaragdine: emerald green
  • tilleul: pale yellowish-green
  • titian: red-gold, reddish brown
  • vermilion: bright red
  • virid: green
  • viridian: chrome green
  • xanthic: yellow
  • zinnober: chrome green
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

merosezah:

1. A cargo ship lies amidst the wreckage of Anibong town, Tacloban. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

2. An aerial view of a coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province in central Philippines.(Reuters)

3. A woman cuddled her baby aboard a military helicopter in the typhoon-devastated town of Guiuan, Philippines, Monday. (Bullit Marquez/Associated Press)

4. Residents queue up to receive treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday’s typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

5. Residents walk past the debris as others rebuild their houses Monday Nov. 11, 2013 following Friday’s devastating typhoon that lashed Hernani township, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

6. Soldiers prepare to load food supplies to a Philippine Air Force helicopter at Tacloban airport Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday’s typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

7. Survivors walk under a fallen electrical post on Sunday in battered Tacloban. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

8. People seek refuge in a Catholic church that has been converted into an evacuation center. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

9. Volunteers repacking relief goods at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Manila for victims of the Super Typhoon Haiyan that smashed into coastal communities on the central Philippine. (JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

10. Residents assess the destruction. Erik de Castro/Reuters

Donations/Aid Relief to help the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan

UNICEF

Philippine Red Cross

 Red Cross

World Food Programme

Doctors Without Borders

Save The Children

World Vision 

Embassy of the Philippines (Washington, D.C)

ShelterBox

(Source: merosezah)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

hanamiyasdick:

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IT CAN’T BE EXISTING ARTWORK/FICS BTW

BPS MADE A POST ABOUT THAT WE KNOW U SHIT BUT IN CASE ANY OF U DIDNT KNOW THEN YES IT CANT BE EXISTING SO IF U WANNA DO THAT IT WILL HAVE TO BE RLY SNEAKY

Okay guys it actually DIDN’T OCCUR TO ME THAT PEOPLE MIGHT THINK TO WORKAROUND THE NEW MATERIAL RULE BUT EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE JOKING  (I….THINK…..)  LET ME STATE THIS STRAIGHT UP.  (unofficially)  

1. As you can see we are deluged in submissions and even though there are nine of us we cannot WATCH ALL OF FANDOM (although some of us try very hard.)

2. We may or may not decide to run audits on the submissions to make sure that the ‘new material’ and ‘do not reblog your own work’ rules are complied with.  We may only run random audits, although in that case, people who seem to be writing at apparent superhuman speed are probably more likely to be audited than others.   

3. Independent parties may or may not decide to report any breaking of rules to us.    

4.  Now, it is entirely possible that 2 and 3 will not come to pass and you will be totally safe.   However, let’s say they DO come to pass.    Reblogs are not considered a big deal, they will be handled as per this post.  

The submitting of ‘old material’ will be taken more seriously, as I do feel that people who participate in Character Battle should do so in good faith.  We have not yet made an official decision on what we would do if that eventuality arises,but it would certainly involve disqualification of the entry in question.

(to be honest I have faith in fandom that this eventuality won’t arise - most fans I know are lovely people who genuinely want to have fun and from what I’ve seen most of the currently super-active character battle factions are all playing for the pure and honest joy of pulverising the competition into dust in the fairest and most Hanamiyaesque way possible.)  

6. ‘New material’ means material that has not previously been posted to a public Tumblr, blog, LJ, DW, archive, or other public online space.  (Material that has only previously been posted to say, a friends-lock or password-lock journal is more ambiguous, and would depend on whether you happened to have, say, 300 friends added to that journal.  Nevertheless if the fic/art has only previously existed under lock the chances of us being aware it previously existed are low so you’re pretty safe.)