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"I wanted to give this character, a young woman a sense loss in her life and that she’s not afraid to talk about it. That’s one of the main reasons why I wanted to tell to story through the lens of a young woman. I think historically it’s looked down upon if a woman speaks in an autobiographical matter. And it bothers me to see women in film usually depicted in an over-dramatic fashion moving from one major crisis to the next." - Casey Brooks

The photo is part of a series taken within the game world of GTA V.

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"I wanted to give this character, a young woman a sense loss in her life and that she’s not afraid to talk about it. That’s one of the main reasons why I wanted to tell to story through the lens of a young woman. I think historically it’s looked down upon if a woman speaks in an autobiographical matter. And it bothers me to see women in film usually depicted in an over-dramatic fashion moving from one major crisis to the next." - Casey Brooks

The photo is part of a series taken within the game world of GTA V.

More here.

Within months of leaving the professional kitchen for what turned out to be a non-stop voyage around the world, I found myself in the Mekong delta sitting down and getting hammered with a group of former VC. The senior member of the group was a very old dude, who when I asked if he felt any animosity towards me, towards my country, why he was being so damned nice, laughed in my face and started ticking off all the other countries he’d fought in his time: Chinese, French, Japanese, Cambodians, Chinese again. He basically said, “don’t flatter yourself that you were anything special—now drink!”.
- Anthony Bourdain, in this excellent interview over at Blogs of War.

Links 22/07/14

The Concrete Tangle

On London, the underground and the cross section of a city. This is why I love the tube.

Being A Better Online Reader

There’s something to this I think. I find that I retain more information when reading the dead tree version of a book.

'The Terminator' At 30: An Oral History

Ready to feel old again?

The secret of Minecraft

On Mojang’s masterpiece and child-like wonder.

aleskot:

Shots fired, shade thrown
From Secret Avengers #5, drawn by Mike Walsh, colored by Matt Wilson, written by…me.

Preach.

aleskot:

Shots fired, shade thrown

From Secret Avengers #5, drawn by Mike Walsh, colored by Matt Wilson, written by…me.

Preach.

Where Hov’ and Yeezy differ from Hobbes seems to be in there idea of where morality came from and how everyone got out of the state of nature (or, the wild). So, while Hov’ and Yeezy agree with Hobbes about the condition of life in a world without morality, they differ in how we escaped those conditions.
- No Church in The State of Nature by Joseph Len Miller
Cronenberg’s characters are consistent with Haraway’s theory of the cyborg: not the half-robot with the shifty laser eye, but you and me. In the film, the goal is never to remove the videodrome signal that is augmenting the body, but to reprogram it. To direct it. As Haraway famously wrote, “I’d rather be a cyborg than a goddess.” “Natural” was never a real option anyways.

Links 15/07/14

Do You Know What Your Children Are? Mutants As Queer Pariahs [Mutant & Proud Part II]

Second part in a three part series of essays. Worth reading.

The men, monsters, and troubled waters of Jaws

Sublime commentary and roundtable discussion on one of my favourite movies of all time.

What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?

Second Life, Geocities and MUD’s.

50 most underrated films of all time

Any list that includes Session 9 and Perfect Blue is alright by me.

In Top Gun, the world belongs to the winners

More movie discussion over at The Dissolve. This time the braggadocio of Top Gun.

The reality show

"Schizophrenics used to see demons and spirits. Now they talk about actors and hidden cameras – and make a lot of sense."