Some recent things

• Our Bosun, ironically dubbed “Killer”, carries a 7’ rope in his back pocket and uses it almost daily for various projects. There’s a life lesson in there somewhere.

• I am convinced a coworker’s inner monologue strictly the sound of a cash register. He wants nothing more in life than to be rich so he “can play all day” bc he’s “burnt out”. He’s not yet old enough to rent a car.

• I’ve had to calm a witch hunt for whoever flushed a tampon down the toilet. They haven’t said one word to the man flushing baby wipes daily that has caused a blockage every. single. day. for ten days. But see one tampon and suddenly they want to line up the women and see who’s bleeding.

• I’ve managed to get one sketch in a day. I put them on my safety observation cards and turn them in. I’m terrible at it, but it feels good to create. I will get in trouble for it soon.

• Participated in an informative conversation about singularity and human emotion. This was followed by good and healthy debate about the state of the Merchant Mariners. I learned something and gained perspective.

• I look at the horizon and sea and I feel infinite. My skin is denticles; my veins are salt and constellations.

mabellonghetti:

Freaks (Tod Browning - 1932)

We accept you, one of us! Gooble Gobble! 

I came for us to kill.

A message from Anonymous
I'm in the media. What the fuck else you want them to write, do tell.
A reply from rabbivole

i didn’t think it was a controversial idea that in a news story, the words you choose have a significant effect on how a story is taken and what connotations things have

for example, if my title were ‘baghdad rocked by blasts’, that would have different connotations than if my title were ‘US shells baghdad’. similarly, ‘24 dead after baghdad bombing’ has different connotations than ‘US bombs baghdad, 17 civilians and 7 militants killed’. 

it can be subtle sometimes, but there is a legitimate difference in how the story is taken and how people react to it. you have to be aware of the words you pick and what they communicate. if that’s what you want to communicate then that’s fine, but don’t pretend that these things don’t have implications

similarly, when a peaceful protest is interrupted by cops playing soldier rolling up and teargassing the shit out of people, titling your article as ‘violence breaks out in ferguson’ implies something a little different. and it gets tiresome when you see this happen over and over and see it get reported the same way, over and over

this is like… media studies 101 stuff

thebluelip-blondie:

Anaconda video got me like

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hexurbanity:

A pair of models leaving a hotel lobby on their way to a photoshoot during the 1992 Which Witch? fashion show in Paris
This candid gained great publicity in magical society throughout all of Europe; quickly becoming one of the most famous pictures of the decade, and globally recognized in the wizarding world as an icon of french fashion.
(Yves St. Laurent)

hexurbanity:

A pair of models leaving a hotel lobby on their way to a photoshoot during the 1992 Which Witch? fashion show in Paris

This candid gained great publicity in magical society throughout all of Europe; quickly becoming one of the most famous pictures of the decade, and globally recognized in the wizarding world as an icon of french fashion.

(Yves St. Laurent)

nystic:

this is important please spread

"So Fitz…"