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The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. - Animal Farm, George Orwell

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charliecoffin:

Studio Ghibli has debuted its first live-action short.

Neon Genesis Evangelion animator Shinji Higuchi has worked with the animation company to direct Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo (Kyōshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru).

The film features a giant monster attacking the Japanese capital and serves as a prequel to Ghibli classic Nausicaä.
Narrated by a young woman (Megumi Hayashibara), a strange glowing phenomenon heralds the arrival of the alien creature which dwarfs the city.

Ghibli director and co-founder Hayao Miyazaki provided the design for the short’s monster.
This is the first time the company has been involved with a live-action project.

Watch it HERE

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Hi guys!

I’ve gotten a few of you asking me to recommend soundtracks. I’m very excited, especially because they’re all books I haven’t read yet! As luck would have it, I’m going to be away for a while. Bu I’m going to add all the books to my to-read list and I’ll post reviews and soundtracks as soon as i come back. Don’t be afraid to drop more requests in my ask box, they come straight to my email. So I’ll get them while I’m away.

Thank you for the support!

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worldwidevoid asked: Can you make a playlist for 'Sorta Like a Rock Star' by Matthew Quick? I don't know if you've read it, but it's amazing!

I haven’t yet, but I definitely will!!

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I like my body
when it is with your body.
It is so
quite a new thing.
Muscles better
and nerves more
e.e. cummings

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English literature's 50 key moments from Marlowe to JK Rowling

amandaonwriting:

Note: what follows is not merely a book list, but an attempt to identify some of the hinge moments in our literature – a composite of significant events, notable poems, plays, and novels, plus influential deaths, starting with the violent death of Shakespeare’s one serious rival …

1. The death of Christopher Marlowe (1593) 

2. William Shakespeare: The Sonnets (1609)

3. The King James Bible (1611)

4. William Shakespeare: The First Folio (1623)

5. John Milton: Areopagitica (1644)

6. Samuel Pepys: The Diaries (1660-69)

7. John Bunyan: Pilgrim’s Progress (1678)

8. John Locke: Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690)

9. William Congreve: The Way of the World (1700)

10. Daniel Defoe: A Journal of the Plague Year (1722)

11. Jonathan Swift: Gulliver’s Travels (1727)

12. Samuel Johnson: A Dictionary of the English Language (1755)

13. Thomas Jefferson: The American Declaration of Independence(1776)

14. James Boswell: Life of Johnson (1791)

15. Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography (1793)

16. Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792)

17. William Wordsworth: “The Prelude” (1805)

18. Jane Austen: Pride & Prejudice (1813)

19. Lord Byron: Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1812)

20. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Shakespearean Criticism (1818)

21. Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The American Scholar” (1837)

22. Thomas Carlyle: The French Revolution (1837)

23. The uniform Penny Post (1840)

24. Thomas Hood: “The Song of the Shirt” (1843)

25. Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights (1847)

26. Charles Dickens: David Copperfield (1849)

27. Herman Melville: Moby Dick (1851)

28. Elizabeth Gaskell: North and South (1855)

29. Charles Darwin: On the Origin of Species (1859)

30. Henry Thoreau: Walden, or Life in the Woods (1854)

31. Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852)

32. Lewis Carroll: Alice In Wonderland (1865)

33. Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone (1868)

34. First commercially successful typewriter, USA. (1878)

35. George Eliot: Middlemarch (1871)

36. Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886)

37. Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

38. Thomas Hardy: Poems (c.1900)

39. JM Barrie: Peter Pan (1904)

40. James Joyce: Ulysses (1922)

41. TS Eliot: The Waste Land (1922)

42. F Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby (1925)

43. George Orwell: George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
(1949)

44. Ian Fleming: Casino Royale (1953)

45. Jack Kerouac: On The Road (1957)

46. Maurice Sendak: Where The Wild Things Are (1963)

47. Truman Capote: In Cold Blood (1966)

48. WG Sebald: Vertigo (1990)

49. The launch of Amazon.com (1994)

50. JK Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997)

Plus a bonus book - Ted Hughes: Birthday Letters (1998)

This catalogue, in conclusion, is highly partisan and impressionistic. It makes no claim to be comprehensive (how could it?). Rather, it aims to stimulate a discussion about the turning-points in the world of books and letters from the King James Bible to the present day.

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URDUSTAN: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES written by Sabina England, now available online
(read more on Sabina’s website)
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Urdustan is a collection of short stories, it tells the stories of North Indians and Pakistanis; Muslims and Hindus; Desi Americans and British Asians. All come from the same land yet each leads a different life and tells a different story; each shares the desire to experience love and friendship, the insatiable urge to connect to others on a human level. Urdustan reveals multiple personalities of the South Asian diaspora that are often ignored.
The stories are richly interwoven with different characters from many walks of life–Hasidic Jews, African Americans, punks, deaf teens, gay males, and even supernatural creatures such as vampires and angels. Romance, horror, racism, homophobia, audism, love, death, spirituality, fantasy, friendship all play important factors in the storytelling of Urdustan.
Each story is a small reflection of the greatly diverse world we live in and call our home.
The book is written from an unique perspective: a Deaf Indian Muslim woman who is a minority within a minority culture and religion in a minority community overseas. I am a filmmaker, playwright, stage performer, and poet. Art, performing, making films, telling stories, sign language poetry, Indian culture, Deaf culture, and many different Islamic cultures from all over the Muslim world, trying new forms of expression, Mother Earth, Allah invoke strong passion in my soul, they are very important in my life.
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badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

URDUSTAN: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES written by Sabina England, now available online

(read more on Sabina’s website)

(buy a copy here)

Urdustan is a collection of short stories, it tells the stories of North Indians and Pakistanis; Muslims and Hindus; Desi Americans and British Asians. All come from the same land yet each leads a different life and tells a different story; each shares the desire to experience love and friendship, the insatiable urge to connect to others on a human level. Urdustan reveals multiple personalities of the South Asian diaspora that are often ignored.

The stories are richly interwoven with different characters from many walks of life–Hasidic Jews, African Americans, punks, deaf teens, gay males, and even supernatural creatures such as vampires and angels. Romance, horror, racism, homophobia, audism, love, death, spirituality, fantasy, friendship all play important factors in the storytelling of Urdustan.

Each story is a small reflection of the greatly diverse world we live in and call our home.

The book is written from an unique perspective: a Deaf Indian Muslim woman who is a minority within a minority culture and religion in a minority community overseas. I am a filmmaker, playwright, stage performer, and poet. Art, performing, making films, telling stories, sign language poetry, Indian culture, Deaf culture, and many different Islamic cultures from all over the Muslim world, trying new forms of expression, Mother Earth, Allah invoke strong passion in my soul, they are very important in my life.

A new review by Fresh Pulp Magazine will be published this week, check back later for the link.

Please visit my website for more informaiton.

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