don’t you understand
with meg gone
now the longest surviving characters besides sam and dean
are the ghostfacers
No, you don’t understand. Sam and Dean didn’t survive, they’ve died themselves.
Those two out-lived the Winchesters.
they stay in the kitchen when the kitchen gets hot
The blooming air is leaking today.
There is always something missing.
My life is a torpid flank deflating between pauses, waiting for
the explosive gathering of legs
You can lead a horse off a cliff, but you can’t make it pray.
In a year, I depreciate exponentially.
In a year, the rest shops for fittings and trim.
Outbursts are branching toward lights are interminally spaced
I use my mercury to touch your backbone.
The wrong calm brims over.
Eliot measured life in coffee spoons, but Van Gogh had wept into
the cup years before.
There is always always something missing
My life is exhaling, coated in cool fur, waiting to test firm footing
There will always be a thousand strides between the root
and the light.
Note: Some background. Apparently I’m supposed to be a writer. However, I’m going through a phase of writer’s block that’s cannibalizing my ability not only to creatively write, but even to follow through on commitments for other people, and that’s not okay. While restlessly browsing resources the other day I was reminded of the concept of Morning Pages. Four pages of stream-of-consciousness writing, no less. I’m sure most people feel this only works if you do this in the darkest corner of Peet’s you can find, in a Moleskine, with a Blackwing pencil. Well, I have to actually sit at an office desk, so I did it in Google Docs. I’m going to actually attempt to do these. I’ll probably fail. I’ll put them behind a cut, since they’ll most likely be terrible quality, unedited and uncensored, laced with profanity, and utterly awkward for all the people who’d really rather imagine me more well-balanced than this.
Like… millions of tiny voices cried out all at once, but were suddenly silenced
I’m actually not that broken. I think a lot of us knew a show of that calibre was too good for this world. This isn’t the first time a show that I love with my heart and soul has been robbed from me. Everything I love, goes away, in the end…
Good night, you Princes of Motorcity, you Kings of Detroit.
I think one of the greatest things about Titmouse Animation, and particularly Motorcity, is that you can see the pride in the product. When you watch their shows, you can actually sense the fun, the effort, the energy and drive to create something wonderful. The top-notch animation, the exceptional voice acting, and the true unbridled fun of this show all speaks to a labor of love. And I am so disappointed that it’s ending this way.
You mean to tell me that a movie adaptation of one of the best original creator-owned comics out there can’t rustle up less than 500K to bring you sweet sweet bloody drunk eyecandy?
What? You say you saw the trailer at Comic-Con or online, and it’s already being made? WRONG! What you’ve seen is a proof-of-concept teaser made with love and tears and pocket money in the hopes that you — YOU — will love it and support it and lose your lunch over it!
How about something besides a shitty remake or fairytale adaptation for a change?
Go pledge! Get sweet swag as a thank-you gift, and get your ass to the screening next year to see what YOU helped make! GO CHIP IN YOUR LITERAL TWO CENTS if that’s all you’ve got! Let’s make this happen, guys!
Or if you’re too cheap to pledge then for pete’s sake just reblog it so generous assholes can find out about it, ya dingus!
Recently I posted an Androgyne Fashion line I designed. I’ve been thinking about trying to get it (or others like it) produced. I want to design another androgyne line soon. But I’d really love to get some feedback from people who’d wear it.
So, what are your desires for androgyne fashion?
In case anybody needs a brush-up, here are the clothing sketches referred to — Shari’s an incredible designer with fantastic vision and some amazing ideas up her sleeves, and I can think of more than a few people I know who’d be interested in something like this — Reblog with your thoughts or send them directly to Gravitydoll!
Also: if you’ve seen the misquote that Matt Smith supposedly says that there will never be a female Doctor, here’s what he actually said:
Matt: I never see that happening any time soon to be honest. I don’t think it will happen.
The Mary Sue: Because you’re not leaving us?
Matt: No. (because he’s not leaving us) And I’m not turning into a woman.
Noticing the Doctor Who tumblr reblogged a quote from my Matt Smith interview…
The Doctor’s Companion, to me, has always been the viewer-surrogate character, the one full of amazement, wonderment, taken by the elbow and ushered through the cosmos as they struggle adorably to understand the magnitude and awesomeness of the universe. Yet, there’s always the underlying trope of this passive sort of cared-for (yet capable when it counts) snowflake being patently female; the male counterpart (as we’ve recently met in the form of Mickey, Jack, Rory and other incidentals) gets to be the back-up hero, or the doofus maguffin to throw a disguise over the overt sexual hierarchy and give the girl someone to lord over as the Doctor lords over her so completely.
Frankly speaking, I don’t think we’ll be able to have a female Doctor until we can swallow a male Companion.
A production assistant on a music video shoot I did recently works with children during the week. She said that, for her, the most effective way to get the attention of a group of kids is to stand at the front of the room, loudly say “If you can hear me, touch your nose” and then wait for everyone to have their finger on their nose. She uses this method for large groups of adults, too.
So: If you can read me, touch your nose.
Pornography is entertainment. Pornography is a business. Pornography is not a substitute for sexual education. The scenarios in porn plots are not a guide to dating or picking up partners for casual sex.
I always figured that anyone old enough to be legally viewing pornography would be able to comprehend the difference between entertainment and real life. I forget that we don’t all understand that a movie like Forrest Gump is not the same as a History Channel documentary on the Vietnam War. I also forget that we don’t all understand that a History Channel documentary on the Vietnam War may not be entirely accurate. I forget that even though pornography is made to be entertaining and portray fantasies, there is a large void in practical sexual education that people sometimes attempt to fill with porn.
I want to believe that people use critical thinking skills. I want to believe that people see Brazzers/Manwin’s Get Rubber campaign and the safer sex/condom use speech at the beginning of Vivid’s DVDs. I want to believe that people watch the pre and post scene interviews included in Kink.com’s videos. I really want to believe that people don’t need to see these disclaimers and interviews to understand that what they are watching is done by tested, consenting professionals. Apparently, though, this comprehension is not always the case.
As adult performers, our job is to show up with a clean STI test and act/perform in an adult production to the director’s satisfaction. It isn’t our responsibility to take on the task of educating people about sexual technique or safer sex practices. Our job description does not include worrying about the people who can’t differentiate between what they see on a screen and what is acceptable behavior in real life, the same as it isn’t Bruce Willis’s job to go around reminding people that action movies are super cool but shooting actual people with real guns isn’t, or that calling 911 is a much better tactic than shooting someone full of adrenaline in the event of a heroin overdose. But some of us do…
There are adult performers and sex workers who talk about these things: When Nina Hartley recounts a recreational sexual encounter on her blog, she regularly mentions the use of condoms and gloves. Sometimes she mentions less standard practices, such as having a specific pair of boots for BDSM that don’t touch the ground outside so that they can be licked without concern for what they’ve walked through. Danny Wylde writes frankly about his experiences in sex work and openly discusses his thoughts and emotions. There are countless others who do frank interviews or keep blogs discussing topics relating to sex work, the adult industry, and sex-for-work vs. sex in personal lives. If someone actually wants to know about porn, there’s a wealth of information online from a variety of perspectives.
We just don’t get nearly the amount of traffic or visibility that a major news outlet gets. Our voices need to be louder, because we are talking.
Via Metal Mark @ Skullandbones.com
HOLY MOTHER OF FUCK!?!?! LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA and DETHKLOK have just announced a HUGE North American tour! 2012 has been a year of amazing tours and this is now added to the list! Bottom line: These bands will destroy everything! Don’t miss it! Dates below!
8/1 Seattle, WA @ WaMu Thater
8/2 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theater
8/4 Calgary, AB @ Big 4
8/5 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
8/7 Winnipeg, MB @ Convention Centre
8/9 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
8/10 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
8/11 Toronto, ON @ Heavy TO
8/12 Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/14 Grand Rapids, MI @ Delta Plex
8/15 St. Louis, MO @ Family Arena
8/19 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
8/21 Chicago, IL @ Congress Ballroom
8/22 Detroit, MI @ Compuware Arena
8/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
8/24 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater
8/25 Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
8/26 Baltimore, MD @ Pier 6 Pavilion
8/29 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
8/30 Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
8/31 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater
9/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Outside at the Electric Factory
9/2 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Convention Hall
9/4 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
9/5 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
9/7 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
9/8 San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
9/9 Dallas, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
9/11 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
9/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
9/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater
9/15 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic
Charlotte? CHARLOTTE! MY GOD, WHO’S GOING WITH ME?!?!
Edit: THE ATLANTA DATE FALLS ON MY DAY OFF ASKFLHSDFLIHWE!!!!!1
CASUALLY HYPERVENTILATES BECAUSE CLOSING NIGHT IS MY MAKEUP BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR SPENDING LAST YEAR’S IN SANTA BARBARA WITH MOM
It was pretty great, and totally packed. Here is a question I asked:
About the show: You’re always emphatic that you’ve always had an end in mind for Metalocalypse; I really admire that you’re sticking through to the vision — has anything changed, though, from your original concept? Either the characterizations, or the humor aesthetic?
- About the music: The samples for Galaktikon are incredible. Do you have any project ideas for the future where we’ll get to hear you sing more?
And his answer:
- you always have to yield to the show- meaning it will naturally take a course that it takes with all the info you give it- the characters have come to life and grown by leaps and bounds from season 1, and you just have to let it happen.
as for the ending- there are a lot of ways to skin that cat. one of which involves skinning an actual cat.
. thanks- again we’ll see if people buy it and that will tell me everything i guess …
Taking for granted my existing feelings about Brendon’s work in advance, I just have so much love for this method of character development. This, combined with the fact that he is resolute about not letting outsiders influence the work, really means that what you’re getting is real, vitalized storytelling, and I think that’s just beyond wonderful.
And also, buy Galaktikon, guys. Even if it’s not Dethklok. The samples are great. It’s undeniable. Brendon, Bryan and Gene are three ridiculously talented artists and masters of spinning multiple high-priority plates on a constant basis. The hard work needs to be rewarded.
And utterly unrelated and in closing, is the best question on today’s entire board:
Q. “Do Brendon, Jason and Melissa ever get a new video camera? This is a real question.”
A. “the question is- do they need the camera anymore?”
Guthrie Govan’s Erotic Cakes Band (Seth Govan, Dave Kilminster, Pete Riley) have had their tour van robbed in Rome, Italy. Nearly the entire contents of the van were taken — instruments, amps, pedals, the works.
Guthrie is a wonderful person who I’m proud to have worked for (in however minor a capacity), and a true guitar legend in the making — but he’s no millionaire. He and his band are hard-working musicians. It boggles the mind thinking about how devastating this must be for them.
Please read, spread and share — even if you’re not in Italy, or not involved in the music scene, Tumblr’s a big place and you never know who the word will reach.
— Informational post on The Aristocrats Facebook page (Guthrie’s band w/ Bryan Beller & Marco Minnemann)
— Guthrie on YouTube
Quoted from Guthrie Govan’s Myspace:
An appeal for your help, after a recent van break-in in Rome :-(
The following isn’t exactly a fun read, but it would be hugely appreciated if y’all could have a quick look through the following: we need your help!
I’ve just finished a tour of Italy with Dave Kilminster, Seth Govan and Pete Riley. Unfortunately, someone broke into our tour van in Rome, during the afternoon of Dec 17th, and stole pretty much the entire contents.
This sucks on a number of levels: not only did the theft make it very difficult for us to play the remainder of the shows we had booked on our Italian tour, but also we’re now faced with the prospect of having to find some way of replacing a lot of equipment - both rental gear and personal stuff.
Some of the stolen gear - particularly Seth’s Warwick bass, which he’s played almost exclusively for the last 22 years or so - also has considerable sentimental value, as you can doubtless imagine.
The Italian police didn’t seem to think there was anything they could do about this situation, so… we’re reaching out to you, the denizens of the internet, in the hope that maybe someone out there can help us to retrieve at least something.
Please have at least a quick look through the following list, and report any suspicious sightings: our only real hope of recovering this stuff lies in the fact that some of it is fairly distinctive/unusual, so in theory it should be hard to sell and easy to spot, if you know what to look for…
If you can think of any website or forum where it might be helpful to post this stuff, please, please copy/paste the following as you see fit!
(NB - although the theft took place in Italy, it seems feasible that the people responsible might instinctively head for the border of some nearby country and try to sell our gear there…?)
Anyhow… here’s a list of what was taken. I’ve left out the various cables/power supplies etc, but needless to say we lost a lot of that stuff, too…
SETH’S BASS GEAR
1989 Warwick Streamer bass, natural finish.(Distinguishing features: smaller replacement Schaller tuners; screw for lower strap button replaced with a Philips style screw; thumb-sized indentation above the “P-Bass” pickup; long dark stripe/imperfection in the wood on the back of the bass, above the through-neck; small knot in the wood near the top of the inside upper horn…)
SWR SM900 head, serial # 4400106010
SWR Goliath 4x10 speaker cabinet (4 Ohm) serial # 4410500410
Boss OC-2 octave pedal, Boss TU-2 tuner, Boss power supply, various cables.
PETE’S DRUM GEAR
1x left-handed Drum Workshop DW 5000 double kick drum pedal.
DAVE AND GUTHRIE’S GUITAR GEAR
2x Brunetti Mercury heads, serial numbers ME10550 and ME10650 (in flight cases);
2x Brunetti 4x12 cabinets (in flight cases).
Boss Chorus Ensemble;
Boss digital reverb;
Boss TU-2 tuner;
Suhr Riot distortion;
Xotic Effects “EP” Booster;
Dunlop “Van Halen” signature wah;
Ernie Ball VP JR volume pedal.
(mounted in a distinctively crappy-looking “tea tray” pedalboard):
Xotic Effects “EP” Booster;
RetroSonic “Vintage Vibes” chorus;
tc electronics Flashback delay;
tc electronics Polytune tuner;
Guyatone WR-3 envelope filter;
Dunlop “Jerry Cantrell” signature wah;
Ernie Ball VP JR volume pedal.
1x unique bag with the emblem “Roger Waters - The Wall”;
Various camcorder tapes containing yet-to-be-edited footage from a professionally filmed 3-camera shoot - for what was intended to be a live DVD of a gig we played at Lapsus, Torino :-(
Well… profuse thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to help us out with any of this!
GG (and the band)