Vladimir Nabokov on reading, writing, and the three things a great storyteller must be – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of wisdom on writing.
If you didn’t feel like crying at this point of the movie, really - you have no soul.
Jorge Zeraba (email@example.com) submitted
"Return of Love" by Jorge Zeraba
Ballpoint pen on bristol paper, 18x24 inches.
El cerebro de un gamer
Even the very ending can be interpreted in two opposite ways: either Ofelia created a fairy-tale world in her head to escape real life and ultimately committed a form of suicide, or she’s simply an awakened being who saw what the masses bound to the material world cannot see and ultimately completed her process of illumination to become a true immortal. (x)
With respect to this tagged comment, that’s not quite the case. What’s going on with the Faun isn’t obvious if you’re not familiar with the history of the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath, but… well, the stuff the Faun tells Ofelia about herself? “You’re meant for a great purpose”, “you have a special connection to the land”, etc.? Those ideas feature prominently in Francoist rhetoric. In fact, the Faun’s entire performance - including the monstrous trials he sends Ofelia to face - is essentially Fascist propaganda dressed up in fairy tale clothing.
So, even if the fairy tale world is just Ofelia’s fantasy? She still wins. By rejecting the Faun’s final command, she resists the temptation of her stepfather’s Fascist ideology and the promise of power and “specialness” it offers, even at the cost of her own life.
Iberian wolf pair arrived at Knowsley Safari Park in Prescot
Wolf sisters Maria and Morena came from GaiaZOO in The Netherlands, and are the first of their species to live at the park in its 42-year history. Half-term visitors to the park can see them settling in to their new home next to the tiger enclosure.
Eveline de Wolf, Head of Animal Management at Knowsley Safari:
“Iberian wolves are known for their highly adaptable nature and we’re confident that Maria and Morena will settle in well amongst the other animals here at Knowsley Safari.
We have exciting long term plans for our new arrivals, with the aim to bring a breeding male into the park to foster a small breeding pack, as would be found in the wild.”
•go to the bathroom to escape
•feel very uncomfortable without a phone or some other crutch
•dwell on a small awkward moment for much longer than necessary
•never go to any social event without a person that makes you feel comfortable
•follow said person way too much
•worry about the person beginning to find you obnoxious
•faking an illness to get out of a social event
•Dont buy something necessary because the cashier is intimidating.
I’m not sure about the last one because it’s kind of specific, but the rest? Yup. Especially the first three.
Shintaro Ohata Seamlessly Blends Sculpture and Canvas to Create 3D Paintings
When first viewing the artwork of Shintaro Ohata up close it appears the scenes are made from simple oil paints, but take a step back and you’re in for a surprise. Each piece is actually a hybrid of painted canvas and sculpture that blend almost flawlessly in color and texture to create a single image.