“New Years Eve Prayer” by Jeff Buckley
You, my love, are allowed to forget
About the Christmas you just spent stressed out in your parents house.
You, my love, are allowed to shed
The weight of all the years before, like bad disco clothes,
Save them for a night of dancing, stoned with your lover.
You, my love, are allowed to let yourself drown
Every night in bottomless wild and naked symbolic dreams.
You, my love, in sleep can unlock
Your youth and your most terrifying magic and dreamings for the courageous.
You, my love, are allowed to grab my guitar
And sing me idiot love songs if you’ve lost your ability to speak.
Keep it down to two minutes.
You, my love, are allowed to rot and to die
And then live again, more alive and incandescent than before.
You, my love, are allowed to beat the shit out of your television.
Choke it’s thoughts and corrupt its mind.
Kill! Kill! Kill! KILL The motherfucker before the song of zombiefied pain and panic and malaise and it’s narrow right-winged vision and it’s cheap commercial gang rape becomes the white noise of the world.
Turn about is fair play.
You, my love, are allowed to forgive and love your television.
You, my love, are allowed to speak in kisses to those around you and those up in heaven.
You, my love, are allowed to show your babies how to dance full bodied, starry eyed, audacious, supernatural and glorified.
You, my love, are allowed to suck in every single endeavor.
You, my love, are allowed to be soaked like a lovers’ blanket in the New York summertime with the wonder of your own special gift.
You, my love, are allowed to receive praise,
You, my love, are allowed to have time,
You, my love, are allowed to understand,
You, my love, are allowed to love,
When little men believe,
That you, my love, are Rebellion.
5:19 am • 23 December 2012
And now, our five favorite responses to this week’s photochop challenge!
Featured above: Yaffle, GIF Movie, Andrope, Badtvblog, and captaincrotch.
Each will receive Tumblr t-shirts, stickers from lulinternet, and random items I found on my desk. Thanks to everyone who made something. We’ll highlight more of our favorites throughout the week.
4:10 pm • 22 August 2012 • 592 notes
Recently I found Keith Yamashita on the internet.
He was talking about the things he learn from the time he was working with other people.
One of them was Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.
And how Zuckerberg could see the space between tangled ropes.
Then the idea slipped through my head during different lectures in campus.
The thing is I’m taking different kind of lecture subject.
Somehow they suddenly connected with each other.
Like how when the professor discussed about Japanese culture,
how it affects the Zainichi Korean (refugees from Korea that get stuck in Japan),
and it affects the Cold War: bigger scaled picture & more players in it.
It must be nice if one can see the space between the ropes while mastered the world history.
It’s not really about ‘details and the bigger picture,’
but more about how we can see the unseen line between them.
7:15 am • 17 July 2012
Logo for my mock NGO for Ainu representation. I wanted to allude to the ritual tattooing and traditional crafts (hence the textile pattern) but not in an obvious way— because obviously they can’t go back to hunting bears and all. It represents the return of the Ainu culture, adapted for the modern day.
After messing around with GIMP for two hours I just printed it and colored in the rest with black marker SHHHH
4:25 pm • 3 June 2012 • 5 notes
Ainu people of japan 【日本のアイヌ人】
Ainu people (also known as Jomon) are the indigenous people of some of Japan and eastern Russia. They have lived in Hokkaido, The Kuril island and the Sakhalin. In the past, Ainu people followed a religion based on the worship of nature. There economy was based on hunting, fishing and farming. In general they have more body hair than wa-jin (the largest ethnic group of Japan). Almost no modern Ainu people are able to speak the Ainu language, which is now considered endangered. The language shares little to no similarities with the Japanese language.
7:17 am • 3 June 2012 • 98 notes