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Great fashion writing doesn’t reduce everything to what is for sale, what’s hot and not. Great fashion writing looks at clothing and the uses of clothing with the same amount of cultural reverence we give a Lars von Trier movie or the U.S. Open, as something that exists, and it asks why it exists, and how it fits into its larger culture.
…Sarkeesian is for the most part merely holding a mirror up to what she sees in modern games, and asking developers to put an iota of thought into things before they relegate all women roles in their games to being strippers, prostitutes and princesses to be rescued. She is asking for absolutely zero censorship of games, and the odds that your favorite game franchise will stop including gratuitous sex and violence is roughly on par with the odds that all of your favorite characters will survive the last book of The Game of Thrones. Apparently though, there are those who believe that her videos will somehow going to result in all boobies disappearing from the internet, because her most recent video has resulted in Anita and her family going into hiding after getting violent threats. Because she has an opinion about what makes good games that is different than yours or mine.
Are our ways of teaching students to ask some questions always correlative with our ways of teaching them not to ask - indeed, to be unconscious of - others? Does the educational system exist in order to promulgate knowledge, or is its main function rather to universalize a society’s tacit agreement about what it has decided it does not and cannot know?
Barbara Johnson, “Teaching Ignorance: L’Ecole des femmes,” Yale French Studies 63 (1982), p. 173 (via nosex)
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The Turning Boy
A little one-pager for the Creepy Thread zine Inspired by a Japanese short horror story of the same name. 
R E A D    ”T H E    T U R N I N G    B O Y”
Special thanks to Jensine Eckwall and Peter Schmidt for letting me take part and make my first comic of the year.

richiepope:

The Turning Boy

A little one-pager for the Creepy Thread zine Inspired by a Japanese short horror story of the same name. 

R E A D    ”T H E    T U R N I N G    B O Y”

Special thanks to Jensine Eckwall and Peter Schmidt for letting me take part and make my first comic of the year.

Samura Hiroaki. Blade of the Immortal.

Samura Hiroaki. Blade of the Immortal.

One Weak by Deftones from the album: Adrenaline

Deftones. One Weak. Adrenaline.

But someone I was seeing
Was reflected without
Support in his hedgerows little
Lines transversal to
Shrubbery out
Of play gleaming adjacent
To phones charging on
Engineered terrain
Less vulnerable
To shame than
I was seeing camouflage
Inside glass but faded
From view to power
Future reflections
From “Thwaites” by Eric Linsker on Adult Magazine (via adult-mag)
Yet a memory cannot be trusted, for so much of the experience of the past is determined by the experience of the present.
Jamaica Kincaid, The Autobiography of My Mother (via hoomanao)
Dont you think dreams and the Internet are similar? They are both areas where the repressed conscious mind vents.
Yasutaka Tsutsui, Paprika (via quotes-shape-us)
ricp:

Gilles Vranckx

ricp:

Gilles Vranckx

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"Science, I mean what practicing scientists actually do, is acutely and admirably aware of its limits, and humbly admits to the provisional character of its conclusions."

— Leon Wieseltier, "Perhaps Culture is Now the Counterculture" (a commencement speech addressed to the graduates of Brandeis University, May 19, 2013) (via liveandlovethequestions)