suicidewatch:

Elvis Costello, 1978. photographed by Chalkie Davies.

supersonicart:

Logan Hagege, The American Southwest.

Paintings by Logan Hagege of the American Southwest that incorporate the lifestyles and history of the rugged landscape within dream-like scenes.  See more below!

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Hurricane Ridge pt. 2.

Hurricane Ridge pt. 2.

Hurricane Ridge.

Hurricane Ridge.

vgjunk:

Wave Race 64, Nintendo 64.

This game.

vgjunk:

Wave Race 64, Nintendo 64.

This game.

Another album I (unfortunately) haven’t listened to in it’s entirety … and wow. So so good. #25yearslate

THEY WANT MY SOUL • SPOON • YES!

One more for good measure. #vscocam #vsco  (at West Seattle USA)

One more for good measure. #vscocam #vsco (at West Seattle USA)

Out our front window. #vscocam #vsco #seattle  (at West Seattle USA)

Out our front window. #vscocam #vsco #seattle (at West Seattle USA)

TIME to die

TIME to die

I’ve recently decided to listen to one album from all of Rolling Stone’s recent “Top #100 Guitarists” list. So far there are some albums that are just blowing my mind. This one is no exception.

Anonymous / What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.