a heart just can’t contain all of that empty space, it breaks
— Bright Eyes || Four Winds (via geographical)
me flirting: so what's the deal with having to exist as a physical entity
What may emerge as the most important insight of the twenty-first century is that man was not designed to live at the speed of light. Without the countervailing balance of natural and physical laws, the new video-related media will make man implode upon himself. As he sits in the informational control room, whether at home or at work, receiving data at enormous speeds — imagistic, sound, or tactile — from all areas of the world, the results could be dangerously inflating and schizophrenic. His body will remain in one place but his mind will float out into the electronic void, being everywhere at once in the data bank. Discarnate man is as weightless as an astronaut but can move much faster. He loses his sense of private identity because electronic perceptions are not related to place. Caught up in the hybrid energy released by video technologies, he will be presented with a chimerical “reality” that involves all his senses at a distended pitch, a condition as addictive as any known drug. The mind, as figure, sinks back into ground and drifts somewhere between dream and fantasy. Dreams have some connection to the real world because they have a frame of actual time and place (usually in real time); fantasy has no such commitment.
— Marshall McLuhan, The Global Village, page 97 (via vagabondbohemia)

lymphonodge:

mistomaxo:

herplove:

The Mexican Mole Lizard (Bipes biporus)

(Five-Toed Worm Lizard, Ajolote or Baja Worm Lizard)

Species of aamphisbaenian. One of four amphisbaenians that have legs, and the only non-extinct species of animal to have only two limbs.

worm lizard

nude

historical-nonfiction:

Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to 20,000 people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the 500s BCE. The city consists of over 600 doors, each of which can be closed from the inside. Each floor could be closed off as well. And just to make attacking completely impossible, the entire city was deliberately built without any logic. Its maze-like layout makes navigating the city nightmarish for unfamiliar invaders.

When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty.
— Stevie Nicks (via bmurguia)
Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to.
— "You’re not like other girls." Shut the fuck up. (via cutely-perverted)

(Source: escapedgoat)