I just got these in the mail and I had to share. These are the French graphic novel editions L’homme qui rit (Morvan and Delestret) of which histoireinsolite rightfully reminded me. I think it’s time to go hole up in my room again while I convalesce, but this time with new entertainment.
Creature: I should be Adam. God was proud of Adam. But Satan’s the one I sympathize with. For I was cast out, like Satan, though I did no wrong. And when I see others content, I feel the bile rise in my throat, and it tastes like Satan’s bile.
what kills me is the production my town put of of les mis when grantaire died and enjolras screamed no and got shot because he wasnt paying attention he kept looking at grantaire and just
When you feel you have lost everything, you still have
- unexpected kindness in strangers
- the rest of the world to travel
- languages to learn
- animals to take care of
- volunteer work to do
- the power of a good night’s rest
- the changing of seasons
- infinite things to learn
- billions of people to meet and possibly love
- billions of people who might love you back
Needed this today
Mary Magdalene in the Cave (detail)
Hugues Merle - 1868
There is no such thing as a ” quick trip” to the bookstore .
The Daroga: “Erik??? Nah, what a monster, what a- (*trips*) (hundreds of thousands of photos of Erik spill out of his trench coat) “w-what a fuckign asshole i these aren’t mine im just” (*gathering them up frantically sweating*) “listen i just listen fuck” (*thousands of pictures of Erik scatter across the floor*) shit fuck uh he he put them there- yeah, that monster, always trying to make my life miserable- he put them there! Him, not me uh shit shit just listen
So while waiting for a thing downtown this evening, my dad and I decided to kill time in a gallery. Turns out it was the gallery that a family friend had purchased a print from to give to us as a gift:
This is “Peasants Viewing an Opera” by Guan Weixing. It’s 2x3 meters, and took EIGHT YEARS for him to paint. It’s watercolor.
OH AND DID I MENTION HE DID THE WHOLE THING WORKING FLAt ON HIS FLOOR AND HUNCHING OVER THE PAPER
Before starting work on the big picture he did separate individual portraits of every single face in the crowd.
He has a whole gallery of his work up on his website, and it’s all amazing
Go look at his stuff immediately.
“They are our own flesh and blood…Who does [ISIS] think it is to drive out our fellow countrymen?!”
“Our country is like a rose, and its petals are the Christians, the Arabs, the Kurds, the Sabians, the Shabak people…These are all our countrymen.”