"But there was nothing about the little, low-rambling, more or less identical homes of Northumberland Estates to interest or to haunt, no chance of loot that would be any more than the ordinary, waking-world kind the cops hauled you in for taking; no small immunities, no possibilities for hidden life or otherworldly presence; no trees, secret routes, shortcuts, culverts, thickets that could be made hollow in the middle – everything in the place was right out in the open, everything could be seen at a glance; and behind it, under it, around the corners of its houses and down the safe, gentle curves of its streets, you came back, you kept coming back, to nothing; nothing but the cheerless earth."
Thomas Pynchon, "The Secret Integration"

This is Ian Mathers' Tumblr. I live in Canada. I've written about music and other things for Stylus, Dusted, PopMatters, Resident Advisor, the Village Voice, and a few other places. Hi.




just saw an anti violence campaign that said “real men don’t hit women” like???? yes. yes they do. those are real men doing those things, and that’s why i don’t trust them. stop appealing to men’s fragile masculinity in order to coerce them into being decent human beings 2k14. 





Theo Jansen  Strandbeest

Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.

these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING

My favorite thing about these wandering sculptures is that once set in motion, they could conceivably roam the planet forever, barring any damage to the structure or a physical block like water or mountains. Imagine being one of the only human beings left on the planet and seeing this come trundling down the beach toward you. 

If I was a writer for, I dunno, Doctor Who or something, this is the kind of shit I’d be taking inspiration from (slash hiring the creators of to make things for the show to incorporate, because even if I were in that position and I wrote a good script, those people need to get paid directly for it).



This is too intense

this is real.

….jesus, we really need to get around to watching this documentary. Every time I see another quotation from Miyazaki I just identify with him more.

(Source: ricktimus)