His sentences can be awful, his plots are formulaic—yet his novels mesmerize.
mm hello yes cannot wait.
When Kenneth Jarecke photographed an Iraqi man burned alive, he thought it would change the way Americans saw the Gulf War. But the media wouldn’t run the picture.
Check it out — I’ve got a feature article up online at The Atlantlc. I’m really pleased to have had the chance to report on this photograph.
In discussion forums, players worry that the new zoning system may cause Free Companies to fight over the rights to buy land. Or else that personal housing will be put out of reach for any player who doesn’t devote his or her whole life to acquiring gil. Some players are complaining about how hard it is to acquire land as it is. “We saved like everyone else and estimated within a week of a new ward we would be able to afford the small plot of our dreams,” posted one BroodingFicus. “It’s now a land race, not an achievable goal one can get through hard work.”
Players estimating what true single-avatar housing will cost them are guessing anywhere from 800,000 gil to several million for a small house. I’m with Yuki_Tokita, who pegs a private home closer to 100 million gil. “Obviously the prices should be extremely high because it has to be something that can only be enjoyed by the elite few who know how to work the market and have a [Free Company] that can farm for rare loot on a daily basis.”
In other words: An entire universe is about to switch from a zoning model dominated by multifamily housing to one characterized by single-family housing affordably only for the extremely wealthy. I’m not a gamer, and bowed out of Final Fantasy many roman numeral ago. But if it’s turned into a battle over exclusionary zoning? Hand me my gunblade.
[Image: Square Enix]
Man if there’s a planner consulting on this switch, they must be having the time of their lives. It would be such a cool brief!
“From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn’t what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose. In contrast to the inertness of the intact kitsch figurines Klimas started out with, the photographs of their destruction possess a powerfully narrative character.” (text from martin-klimas.de)
Pictures from Juxtapoz Magazine
there’s so much force in these photos. stop making me see and feel things!
With multiple layers of stacked glass and wooden slices, Duffy London has built ‘the abyss table’, replicating the dramatic depths of an indigo ocean. the design creates a geological cross-section of the sea, completing the table as a 3-dimensional model of a geological map.
‘I was looking into sheets of thick glass at my glass manufacturer’s factory, and noticed how the material darkened as they added more layers – the same way the sea does as it deepens.’ designer christopher duffy describes ‘I wanted to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the earth’s sea bed. like a mythical power had lifted a perfect rectangle straight from the earth’s crust to use as his personal ornament.‘ traditional to the design studio’s aesthetic, the furniture piece acts as both a conversation piece as much as it does a functional one.
A former prosecutor fights the law and lets it win.
yet another way to contextualize the events in Ferguson.
Daniel José Older
Why We Don’t Italicize Spanish
People wonder why we don’t italicize other languages in Long Hidden and other books. This video explains why.
I remember having this discussion with my creative writing professor.
This is really important, especially if we want more diasporic/immigrant/first generation voices to be represented complexly and centrally in the literature that we choose to read.