Whisk and Thicket

City wanderings and the politics of solitude

blatherversity:


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Sea Slicks
Whenever there is an oil spill in the world’s oceans, a sea slick is “born”. Countless animals lose their lives to the thick, clinging clutches of oil, dying miserable, wretchedly drawn-out deaths. Sea slicks are born of the lost souls of those animals and the sludge that bound and choked the life from them. As such, sea slicks are always referred to as “they” and “them” rather than “it”, and it’s said that if you chance upon a sea slick near the surface, their soft, melancholy vocalisations carry the haunting remnants of sea birds and the whispers of shoals of fish.
Despite their fearsome appearances, they are very much docile creatures, preferring to near-constantly swim through the depths and the quiet of the sea they were robbed from. Sea slicks are amortal, being unable to die, as they were never truly what we would call “alive” to begin with. Over time, however, sea slicks do disintegrate, usually over the span of several years, losing pieces of semi-sentient oil to the surface waters.
Ambitious wixes track sea slicks to gather these pieces, as they make especially valuable, durable invisibility cloaks capable of protecting wearers from even the deadliest of spells.

blatherversity:

[x]

Sea Slicks

Whenever there is an oil spill in the world’s oceans, a sea slick is “born”. Countless animals lose their lives to the thick, clinging clutches of oil, dying miserable, wretchedly drawn-out deaths. Sea slicks are born of the lost souls of those animals and the sludge that bound and choked the life from them. As such, sea slicks are always referred to as “they” and “them” rather than “it”, and it’s said that if you chance upon a sea slick near the surface, their soft, melancholy vocalisations carry the haunting remnants of sea birds and the whispers of shoals of fish.

Despite their fearsome appearances, they are very much docile creatures, preferring to near-constantly swim through the depths and the quiet of the sea they were robbed from. Sea slicks are amortal, being unable to die, as they were never truly what we would call “alive” to begin with. Over time, however, sea slicks do disintegrate, usually over the span of several years, losing pieces of semi-sentient oil to the surface waters.

Ambitious wixes track sea slicks to gather these pieces, as they make especially valuable, durable invisibility cloaks capable of protecting wearers from even the deadliest of spells.

(via feedingonwind)

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Impressions Show
Photography by Dimitra Stasinopoulou (Glyfada, Greece); Lijiang, Yunnan, China

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Impressions Show

Photography by Dimitra Stasinopoulou (Glyfada, Greece); Lijiang, Yunnan, China

emiliotini:

OUT NOW/ Portrait  Marco plays Mercurial Hero

emiliotini:

OUT NOW/ Portrait  Marco plays Mercurial Hero

emiliotini:

OUT NOW/Portrait Mr.MSGM

emiliotini:

OUT NOW/Portrait Mr.MSGM

creativetopography:

continuity |

House in Balsthal, Switzerland by PASCAL FLAMMER

Yes.

(Source: archdaily.com)

remash:

house c ~ camponovo baumgartner architekten

Yum.

(Source: europaconcorsi.com)

one soundly muffled

an extrovert in winter

yearns and hibernates

likeafieldmouse:

Simen Johan - Until the Kingdom Comes (2011)

likeafieldmouse:

Simen Johan - Until the Kingdom Comes (2011)

jacobvanloon:

First Flowers I-III
by Jacob van Loon
http://jacobvanloon.com

(via likeafieldmouse)


'The New Romantic'
Written and submitted by these-greatexpectations
Find the typed version here
locsgirl:

Koi Queen by ~AfuaRichardson
Great colors.

locsgirl:

Koi Queen by ~AfuaRichardson

Great colors.

(via feedingonwind)

“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.”

—   Saul Bass (via likeafieldmouse)

inurashii:

hatsnboots:

thwagun-fwoo:

Mads Mikkelsen, by Patrizio di Renzo for TUSH Magazine, 2010

yeah I know this has been around the block more times than I can count but cmon

"derelicte."

Um, yes.

(Source: inkstainsandmightypens, via sarielt)

Someone has made fake London Underground signs, and whoever did it is a ruddy genius.

jakbowler:

http://imgur.com/a/lUWTG

(Source: jakwith0utthec, via prosign)

God we fuck up teenagers’ heads. We tell them that biological conditions are moral punishments and then we get all shocked when they don’t practice rational risk management of biological conditions. We teach them “sex is super desirable and all the cool kids do it, and it’s hideously shameful and will destroy your life” and we wonder why they act an eensy bit neurotic about it. If you tried to design a system for making sexually active kids confused and unsafe, you couldn’t do much better than the American media and school system.

And for once, the answer is relatively simple. Just talk about sex like it’s a part of life. Some people have sex and some people don’t, because people are different. STIs aren’t bad because they’re Dirty Crotch Rot; they’re bad because they’re contagious illnesses like strep throat or whooping cough, and you can ask a doctor to check for and treat them just like you would with strep throat. Unwanted pregnancy isn’t a scarlet A; it’s a mostly-preventable accident that sometimes occurs when people are going about their normal business of having sex. You can ask the school counselor about a variety of topics, including career planning, problems at home, questions about sex, or conflicts with teachers.

If we could just get the goddamn stick out of our collective ass and accept that sex is a human activity and teenagers are humans, maybe there wouldn’t be quite so many plaintive “I don’t understand my body and I’m confused and scared and I don’t know anyone I can ask in person” messages flying out into the world.

—   The Pervocracy - “Teenage Panic.” (via stay-ocean-minded)

(Source: fuckyeahsexpositivity, via feedingonwind)