Snowflakes are actually the perfect metaphor for people. Each one IS unique, but we all have the same structure and are pretty similar in spite of our differences. And really, with as many around as there is, aint no one gonna notice your differences unless they care enough to look closely.
Also people are also similar to snowflakes in that it is difficult to drive when there are too many of them piled up on the road.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
Phillip K. Smith III, an American artist based in Indio, California, has recently completed a stunning light installation in the middle of the California High Desert, near the small town of Joshua Tree. Titled ”Lucid Stead,” the work is actually an artistic intervention on a 70-year-old abandoned homesteader shack that plays with the concepts of light and shadow, reflection, projection and change. During the day, the structure reflects its surroundings through mirrors placed in both the shack’s openings and some of the boards on the walls. This acts to create an optical illusion of transparency, while at the same time transforming the desert into a material in its own right. As the sun sets, light gradually begins to emanate from the shack, with the door and windows transforming into solid-colour blocks that change from one colour to the next at an almost imperceptible pace. Interior white lighting seeps through the cracks on the walls, revealing the internal bracings and the shack’s supports. The installation plays beautifully with the concepts of receiving and transmitting: what during the day is a passive reflective object, at night becomes a dynamic illuminating presence that projects itself outwards in bold, bright colours.
Marshall Vandruff, one of the best teachers I have ever had, on artist’s block. Said during a webinar done on Visualarium to advertise his upcoming online course on animal anatomy (source links to webinar) (via pale-afternoon)
Yes! Writing requires time what I think of as “time when the stew is simmering” and you are off doing things … For me, this is when I throw myself into a blur of exercise, organize closets, weave, weed garden, paint the bathroom.
While I’m off enjoy physical tasks and Establishing Order, the book is bubbling/the flavours in the stew are mixing and mingling, and when I return to it, it’s ready. If I try to force it, it is quite like eating stew that isn’t ready. It makes me feel sick & miserable. Don’t do that :)
Just because he could, and to try and prove a point, independent security researcher Evan Booth went about to discover whether one, if so inclined, could create deadly weapons only found or purchased past TSA checkpoints at an airport. The answer is very yes, as Booth went all kinds of prison…
Hi! I'm Christina, a feminist transdyke game developer. I've been making PAWS (Prime Alien Watch Squad) with my tiny team for a year and a half. Our game caught a fair share of bullying by major publishers at GDC 2013, because for a strategy game they wanted "big men. grunts. women with tits" (sic) and not cute teddy bears. Appalled by the sexism in the industry, we declined and started a Kickstarter. Would you signal boost our post?
I’m so sorry for not seeing this earlier! I haven’t been on Tumblr much lately and I didn’t get notified about this message for some reason, so I didn’t see it until yesterday.
I’m afraid I’m completely broke, so I can’t contribute to your Kickstarter directly. But PAWS looks adorable and I really hope you can get the funding you need, because it totally deserves to be made, and you don’t deserve to be harassed just because it doesn’t fit into what some dudes think a strategy game’s aesthetic “should” be like.