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Detail of the celestial globe from The Ambassadors (1533), Hans Holbein the Younger

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hat tip, kernezelda, who knows why. ;)

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Eyes are distracting. You see too much. You don’t see enough.

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Esther Quek

The badass boss that redefines androgyny.

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Paris, Montmartre (by HDR-newaddict)


Paris, Montmartre (by HDR-newaddict)

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King Cheetah.

The king cheetah is a rare mutation of the cheetah characterized by a distinct fur pattern. The cause of this alternative coat pattern was found to be a mutation in the gene for transmembrane aminopeptidase Q, the same gene responsible for the striped ‘mackerel’  versus blotchy ‘classic’ patterning seen in tabby cats. The mutation is recessive and must be inherited from both parents for this pattern to appear, which is one reason why it is so rare.

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Anonymous said: Ooooh, now I'm curious! What books and films have thus far influenced the story? LotR and the Matrix, I think?


:) Books … welp, too many books to regurgitate here, really. And books’ acting in RL, too - Frost’s campaigns I got from the memory of watching my brothers reenact the USA’s Civil War … with Legos, and each map in the Civil War book series we got from the library. (Grey spines; glossy pages.)

One movie, though, that really inspired me is: A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles) based off the book by Japrisot, & directed by Jeunet.


The influence is not in terms of the plot, precisely, although I like to think that the two have in common themes of love, and loss, and memory. But rather, the overarching juxtaposition of the vast war and the domestic scene - and the sense of a plot clicking together like teeth of a zipper, at the very end - that effect, at the end, is what I want. It’s one of my favorite things! That, I guess, is why I have a hankering for lonnnnng plots, and all those loaded revolvers onstage.

That and Badalamenti’s score is so. damn. juicy!

I mean, come on: just listen. TWOO WUV.

"The story" being Nine Eleven Ten, but of course.


San Marino (by BruceMontana)


San Marino (by BruceMontana)


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