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23 Apr

House Martell: Not your erotic, not your exotic


(title taken from the poem of the same name by Suheir Hammad)

I’m crawling out of my little fandom hole because three episodes in, I’m becoming increasingly irritated at how Oberyn Martell and the Dornish on a whole are being portrayed in Game of Thrones.

Apparently, when not…

As somebody who didn’t read the books, I didn’t get this impression at all. Which is not to say the OP isn’t right — like I said, I didn’t read the books so I have no idea how much more nuanced the character portrayals are there. But from watching the TV series only I don’t see how Oberyn is any more defined by his temper and libido than any other character; all these Westeros guys rise and fall by being bloodthirsty and not being able to keep it in their pants. That’s the whole series, blood and death and boobs and sexism.

I don’t see how we can infer anything about the people of Dorn either from mere two characters who are also a couple. I know that Oberyn and his girlfriend are happy to bring other people to bed, and that’s it. I haven’t seen his brother, the prince who was expected at the wedding, so all I know of him is that he is a shrewd politician who doesn’t want to get his hands dirty dealing with the Lannisters. Do I know that he is also all about the sex? No.

I agree about that scene with Daenerys, though. Much as I love her for taking no shit from anyone, I have found the whole storyline of this blonde click liberating slaves from non-Western-European analogues uncomfortable and offputting.

23 Apr


Samantha French.
Oil on Canvas

23 Apr


How much do you love music? How deep is it rooted in your soul? Is every beat of your heart… a beat? FRACT OSC is a sound-driven game that is a bit like the classic MYST games that have you exploring strange, otherworldly ruins full of weird machinery, a bit like a tribute to TRON movies, with their minimalist neon-core aesthetics, and a part music synthesizer that will allow you to walk through the music you create, as a whole interactive universe. 

Look at the trailer. Fall in love. Make music happen. Share it with the world.

23 Apr


January Uprising participants (1863).

22 Apr


The Fifth Element (1997)

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22 Apr



Weta Digital's 'real-world' approach to virtual lighting and camera work helped sculpt the story of their incredible journey through Middle-earth. From initial previs to the final shot, see how virtual cinematography worked alongside traditional cameras and lighting in this exclusive making-of clip.


22 Apr bella-ciaoo:

Monument-Josip Broz Tito - Živinice - Bosnia and Herzegovina


Monument-Josip Broz Tito - Živinice - Bosnia and Herzegovina

22 Apr

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22 Apr



In Photos: Portraits by photographer Jalani Morgan.

It’s always strange and a bit surreal to me when I look at a photograph of strangers and somehow manage to feel as though the person behind the lens has so aptly managed to capture the essence of those pictured. Perhaps it’s a bit of romanticism on my part, but I can’t help but feel that way when looking at the work of photographer Jalani Morgan. What may on the surface seem to be a simple portrait becomes an intensifying three-way relationship between the subject, the photographer and viewer.  A two-dimensional image is brought to life and in a matter of seconds, upon gazing at Morgan’s portraits, I have no option but to feel a close connection to the unknown faces captured by his lens.

Jalani Morgan is a portrait, fine art and documentary photographer. 

Born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Scarborough. He was influenced by his parents’ teachings of the African Diasporas and politics and through that is interjected into his art. 

He produces work that investigates the representation from the African diaspora.

Currently he is studying at York University in Toronto obtaining his degree in Anthropology and African Studies.

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21 Apr

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