Saturday, September 27, 2014

desidere:

cbrachyrhynchos:

nineprotons:

notapaladin:

prettylittlerobbers:

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

sign me the fuck up

I want a solarpunk future. *_*

Wow.

SOLARPUNK OH MY GODDDDDD i love it

CURVY ORGANIC LINES, REFLECT NATURE, FLORALS VEGETATION, UGHHHH I WANT IT 

Apparently, we have a maglev development corporation. That’s pretty cool.

Friday, September 26, 2014

dothemusicything:

firstturnfold:

dothemusicything:

New arrangement is posted! This one is of Gold Pilot, composed by First Turn Fold. The beginning of the original was used in [S] Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 1, but my arrangement is of the full 5-minute piece.

Oh my word…
I seriously teared-up during this. You have done what I’ve failed to: Arrange Gold Pilot in any cohesive way for solo piano. And it’s absolutely Gorgeous!
Thank you so much, my friend. It’s an honor to be so expertly covered!

Thank you! I just spent several minutes being very excited that you found this and liked it.  Thank you for having written the piece, and for your kind words. I enjoyed arranging and learning it, and it’s very rewarding to read feedback from the composer himself.

If you have any interest, here’s the sheet music for my arrangement.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Arms in a cross in front of your chest: The intuition behind your intuition pump is flawed.
Arms outstretched in front palms up: We are arguing the same thing but you haven’t realized it yet.

Arms in a cross in front of your chest: The intuition behind your intuition pump is flawed.

Arms outstretched in front palms up: We are arguing the same thing but you haven’t realized it yet.

(Source: painfullymeta)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I picked up this comic because of the mysterious red haired woman on the cover of issue two.

Important facts of life: you never forget your first mysterious red haired woman. (It was Rachel Owlglass from V. I blame her.)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

When you find a book that’s so similar to the one you’ve been trying to write forever, and you’re not sure whether to buy it or burn it.

Friday, September 12, 2014

iceporcupine:

So @godspeedmajortom and I just finished watching ‘In the Flesh’. 

Help. I’m dead. 

Except maybe alive again. Just partially dead. Which is great cause I don’t feel anything. Nope. No feels. None whatsoever. 

Wait, nope, wait a second, scratch that …. I’m feeling again. 

Stop. I didn’t want to feel. Stop. Please. Not these feels. Do not want. 

Ow, this show. It hurts so much.

What a beautiful show. 

*incoherent blubbering about Amy Dyer*

*persistent desire to hold all the characters and have everyone get along*

*continued inability to can*

Thursday, September 11, 2014
neither:

no i dont want to talk about it mom

neither:

no i dont want to talk about it mom

(Source: computer-gaze)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

gundgallery:

Ornately Carved Wood Projects Shadows onto Gallery Walls. 

Intersections by Anila Quayyum Agha