“Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay.”
Wu Tang Clan (via loveyourchaos)
Hmmm…I have NEVER chased people; I have ALWAYS done my own thing and worked very hard at it. But- the *wrong people* came into my life (the only people that showed up were wrong) and the stayed, and hurt, and hit, and hated, and then they’d go away and another would come soon enough after to begin the pain ALL over again. And now, I am broken and dying.
Ireally hope that advice worked for someone; it did fuck-all for me.
(Source: v-ielle, via meanderingdecline)
• 22 July 2013 • 281,513 notes
Wash the dust from your soul and heart with wisdom’s water; awaken, lest your two eyes be left gazing at this dusty place in remorse. - Rumi
• 22 July 2013 • 2,823 notes
Spearguns are awesome. Shoot the humans and leave the obviously endangered species Amphibioid alone. People are *always* killing. Turn the gun around and kill the REAL animal.
• 23 June 2013 • 63 notes
One of my top ten favorite movies.
(Source: yourfellasays, via darknature)
• 23 June 2013 • 8 notes
Upside-Down Ads Reveal The Subtlety Of Depression
Singapore-based suicide prevention organisation Samaritans of Singapore recently ran a series of ads which cleverly uses ambigrams to highlight the difficulty in understanding and identifying depression. The print ads feature images showing a positive message.
However, when the ad is inverted, a sadder, more depressing message is revealed.
The advertisement’s tagline “The signs are there if you read them” is printed upside-down so that readers will know to flip the ads over.
It also reinforces the message that it is easy to miss the warning signs of depression.
• 23 June 2013 • 260,300 notes
My mother is dead.
No, really…my mother is dead. I am free now- to take my leave, to exit stage right, to shuffle off this mortal fucking coil…to blow my fucking head off. No one’s “feelings” to hurt now….and if so, they’ll get over it. Because if they loved me *so* much that they’d mourn me- WHERE the fuck are they NOW, when I need them? My own *mother* didn’t want me; she just didn’t want “bad news”. I tried one last time to reach out to her 3 weeks ago, and she hung up on me. Thing is- I’m still not altogether sure WHAT she was so damned angry about…never will know now. At least I’VE tried to make my feelings about the “why’s” of it (my death) crystal fucking clear. But who really cares, anyway? Truly, deep down…who cares?
• 23 June 2013 • 2 notes
I have always loved Arnold Böcklin's allegorical depiction of of the nature of plague.
• 6 February 2013
Top: Hand of a day-laborer who had been drowned 24 hours prior
Bottom: Hand of a drowned person submerged in running water for several weeks
The process of tissues decomposing and sloughing off in animals generally reaches its peak around three to four weeks, in a moderate climate. However, in running water, the washing away of the acids from the liquefied fats and proteins, and the lack of insect activity, can often significantly retard or alter the decomposition.
Because of this, it can often take several extra weeks for tissues submerged in running water to separate from the body, and when they do separate, they don’t so much slough off when their substrate is consumed, but “slip” off, often in large sheets. The dermis of the hand is well-connected to itself, but less well-connected to its substrate, and as such is often subject to a phenomenon called “gloving” - where the skin slips off in, you guessed it, a “glove”.
Atlas of Legal Medicine. Dr. Eduard von Hofmann, 1898.
• 17 December 2012 • 1,179 notes
Caricatures of Death Personified
From a pre-Revolutionary magazine, first published in Russia in 1906. Illustrations by Boris Kustodiev.
Personifications of death included depictions of the devastating 1906 drought and ensuing famine, and the ravages of cholera, in the midst of revolutionary uprisings in Moscow.
• 17 December 2012 • 8,253 notes
Suicide by hanging, with an old rope wound five times about the neck.
The lack of cyanosis (blue skin - generally caused by lack of oxygen) and the marked ecchymoses from the rope lead the forensic pathologist to conclude that this man hanged himself, or was hanged while still alive.
For a prolonged period during the 1800s and early 1900s, strangulation and staging a hanging was a crime not unheard of, and a fairly popular tactic for disguising a murder. If the decedent was dead prior to hanging, the ecchymoses (ruptured blood vessels) would not have formed as they did, and if he was strangled manually, significant cyanosis would appear prior to death. Because there is a lack of cyanosis and a presence of imprints from the rope, one can conclude that he was alive when he was hanged. Though it does not completely rule out murder, this conclusion would likely lead to a finding of “suicide” on the death certificate, barring suspicion of forced hanging.
Atlas of Legal Medicine. Dr. Eduard von Hofmann, 1898.
• 17 December 2012 • 948 notes
Thornback ray (Raja clavata) and thornback ray skeleton
Like sharks, rays and skates have fully cartilaginous skeletons, which provide a stable structure but more flexibility than bone. You can see that, much like fish, rays have defined, er, rays, in their fins. The difference is that while fish tend to have a few unconnected rays and a
taught taut tissue between them, the Rajiforms (skates and rays) have many, many rays, which are all connected perpendicularly by collagen. The body is then formed around these rays, which propel the Rajiforms forward in an undulating (wave-like) motion.
A history of the fishes of the British Islands. Jonathan Couch, 1863.
• 17 December 2012 • 697 notes