kuudererules:

CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 OPENING CREDITS IMAGES

“…the secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In the way that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won’t. In the Great Stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love, who doesn’t. And yet you want to know again.

That is their mystery and their magic.”

Arundhati Roy; The God of Small Things (via wordpainting)
Few years back a journalists asked her what was like to star alongside the ‘legend’ that is Nicole Kidman in ‘Dogville’. Her reply was, ‘She can’t be a legend, she’s not old enough’. But me, I’ll always remember her as the woman who tough Bogie how to whistle. Remember the dialogue? ‘If you want me just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you Steve? Just put your lips together and blow…’.It took literally two lines for Lauren Bacall to steal the hearts of America.
R.I.P. Lauren Bacall

Few years back a journalists asked her what was like to star alongside the ‘legend’ that is Nicole Kidman in ‘Dogville’. Her reply was, ‘She can’t be a legend, she’s not old enough’. But me, I’ll always remember her as the woman who tough Bogie how to whistle. Remember the dialogue? ‘If you want me just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you Steve? Just put your lips together and blow…’.It took literally two lines for Lauren Bacall to steal the hearts of America.

R.I.P. Lauren Bacall

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aseaofquotes:

Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse

aseaofquotes:

Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse

the-history-of-fighting:

Five nearly-true ninja myths
Ninjutsu is a martial art: In fact, fighting was a last resort - ninjas were skilled in espionage and defeating foes using intelligence, while swinging a sword was deemed a lower art
Ninjas could disappear: They couldn’t vanish as they do in the movies, but being skilled with explosives, they could make smoke bombs to momentarily misdirect the gaze, then flit away
They wore black: Ninja clothing was made to be light and hard to see in the dark - but jet-black would cause the form to stand out in moonlight, so a dark navy blue dye was usually used
Ninjas could fly: They moved quietly and swiftly, thanks to breathing techniques which increased oxygen intake, but kept their feet on the ground
And walk on water: CIA intelligence says they used “water shoes” - circular wooden boards or buckets - and a bamboo paddle for propulsion, but doubt remains over their effectivenes
bbc.co.uk

the-history-of-fighting:

Five nearly-true ninja myths

  • Ninjutsu is a martial art: In fact, fighting was a last resort - ninjas were skilled in espionage and defeating foes using intelligence, while swinging a sword was deemed a lower art
  • Ninjas could disappear: They couldn’t vanish as they do in the movies, but being skilled with explosives, they could make smoke bombs to momentarily misdirect the gaze, then flit away
  • They wore black: Ninja clothing was made to be light and hard to see in the dark - but jet-black would cause the form to stand out in moonlight, so a dark navy blue dye was usually used
  • Ninjas could fly: They moved quietly and swiftly, thanks to breathing techniques which increased oxygen intake, but kept their feet on the ground
  • And walk on water: CIA intelligence says they used “water shoes” - circular wooden boards or buckets - and a bamboo paddle for propulsion, but doubt remains over their effectivenes

bbc.co.uk

purtie:

pale/indie blog
130186:

Magdalena Frackowiak at John Galliano Fall 2009

130186:

Magdalena Frackowiak at John Galliano Fall 2009

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augustwiled:

Photo by the incredible www.jess-desaulniers-lea-photography.com from La Belle Peche Nue. 

As a concealment falls around me.

augustwiled:

Photo by the incredible www.jess-desaulniers-lea-photography.com from La Belle Peche Nue.

As a concealment falls around me.

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denisebefore:

Laveria; Vaudeville Strongwoman
glasier c.1897

denisebefore:

Laveria; Vaudeville Strongwoman

glasier c.1897

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