All from ❤ ❤ The VaVaVoom ❤ ❤
Weather Bomb?! Pah, the UK’s media hyped “Weather Bomb” made me want to buy a waterproof jacket and wellies and the grey sky left me depressed rather than excited. What a disappointment. However, after watching this incredible time-lapse I was looking up flights to America to becoming a storm chaser just like Helen Hunt!! Sit back and enjoy 7 minutes of epic Stormscapes beautifully pieced together by Nicolas Wegner… I’m sure Helen would be impressed.
I’m sorry for the slack behaviour towards my blogging, one weeks break became two and then three and so on and then all of a sudden it was the 5 months! However I have now decided to crawl out of the little rock that ive been hiding behind and start posting again! So I thought I’d start with these otherworldly portraits of animals by Swedish artist Simen Johan.
“Photographs from Simen Johan’s ongoing project, Until the Kingdom Comes, depict an unsettling natural world hovering between reality, fantasy and nightmare. Johan merges traditional photographic and sculptural techniques with digital methods. Having originally photographed a variety of plants and animals in natural preserves, zoos, farms, museum dioramas or his own studio, the artist then resituates them digitally into new environments constructed from images photographed elsewhere.” Yossi Milo Gallery
A post for the ladies…
Last night I read an article on the Guardian website by Sarah Hughes about re-watching My So-Called Life as an adult, reading the article made me want to do exactly the same thing. Get the article here. Here’s a wee tribute to the wonderful short-lived show that made my teenage heart swell.
“I just like how he’s always leaning. Against stuff. He leans great”
“Does anybody know Jordan Catalano? That question, like, got to me. I mean, I’d had seven conversations with him, and one really bad kiss, and one amazing one. But did I, like, know him?”
“It’s such a lie that you should do what’s in your heart. If we all did what was in our hearts, the world would grind to a halt.”
You know how sometimes the last sentence you said, like, echoes in your brain, and it just keeps sounding stupider? And you have to say something else just to make it stop?
“When I was little I, like, worshipped Halloween. And truthfully, part of me still does. ‘Cause it’s your one chance all year to be someone else.”
“Love is when you look into someone’s eyes and suddenly you go all the way inside, to their soul, and you both know instantly. I always imagined I’d fall in love nursing a blind soldier who was wounded in battle. Or maybe while rescuing someone in the middle of a blizzard, seconds before the avalanche hits. I thought at least by the age of 15 I’d have a love life, but I don’t even have a like life!”
“Huge events take place on this earth every day. Earthquakes, hurricanes…even glaciers move. So why couldn’t he just…look at me?”
“They weren’t the kind of kisses you could actually evaluate. They were more like… introductory kisses.”
“When you call someone’s name, like, kind of loud, and they don’t hear you, it makes you feel really lonely.”
“Sometimes someone says something really small and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.”
“I loved Jordan Catalano so much, and talked about him so much, and thought about him so much, it was like he lived inside me. Like he had taken possession of my soul, or something. And then one day…I got over him!”
“What I like, dread, is when people who know you in completely different ways end up in the same area. And you have to develop, this like, combination you, on the spot.”
“It was like Jordan Catalano had been surgically removed from my heart… and I was free.”
“Have you ever just, like, completely given up on someone, and then something happens, and you go, “Oh my God. There’s so much more to this person than I ever dreamed!”
Ohhhhhhhh the angst… I so, so glad I’m not a teenager anymore! However it still pulls on my heart-strings. Right, I’m off to order the box set!
Ohhh dear Jared.
GIFs and some pics from this brilliant blog.
Just back from the 4 day festival of Exit, held in the Petrovaradin Fortress of Novi Sad, Serbia…
Sorry Seth, I had to show the world you’re wonderful dancing!
“The EXIT festival came into being in the year 2000 as an act of rebellion against the regime of Slobodan Milosevic, that had for years been keeping Serbia out of touch with the outside world. That summer thousands of young people from Novi Sad gathered in the campus park by the Danube River where concerts, parties and art performances took place. There were also discussions and debates where the young were able to express their opposition to the imposed nationalism, xenophobia, censorship and repression. The event lasted for 100 days and its grand finale was the ‘Get out to Vote’ party, which was held one day before the elections that saw the downfall of Milosevic.”
For more go here
We are meant to read EXIT!
The Dance stage positioned in the moat of the fortress.
I think from now on I’ll be a fair weather festival goer, to my delight there wasn’t a drop of mud in sight!!
Check out their website, Exit.
Thankyou to all you lovely people that made it such a hoot, I’m looking forward to doing it all over again soon.xx
Wooooo I’ve just reached the 100, 000 hits mark in my blog stats!! Thankyou to everyone who what has ever checked out the blog, is a regular to my blog, has ever commented or just passed by it. Please continue to check it out, I’ve really enjoyed the past few years of blogging and hopefully I’ll reach the 200, 000 mark soon! Ha! Anyways, for now, thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!! Yaay!!!
A selection of creepy costumes.. Why is a kid in a mask so scary?!
“The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even (“evening”), that is, the night before All Hallows Day. Up through the early 20th century, the spelling “Hallowe’en” was frequently used, eliding the “v” and shortening the word. Although the phrase All Hallows is found in Old English (ealra hālgena mæssedæg, mass-day of all saints), All-Hallows-Even is itself not attested until 1556.”
Have a hoot!