I’m French, I’m white-skinned, and I’d like to know if I have ever been actively contributing in the slavery of people of color living in poor countries.
instead of desexualizing womens halloween costumes we should sexualize mens costumes and make it equal. i want boys in underwear and cat ears
why am I simultaneously disturbed and aroused by this possibility? is that the magic of the internet?
And if my life ended, would I feel tranquil at last?
People who call themselves “feminists” but who think that men can’t take part in feminism
People who call themselves “feminists” but who think that “anyway all men are shit”
People who call themselves “feminists” but who think that in order to end rape culture, all men should be castrated
People who troll hard on Tumblr by calling themselves “feminists” and spreading the clichés about “angry feminazis”
Why do I end up thinking about
When at first I was thinking about
- reading again
- fanboying again
- roleplaying again
- having sex again
- loving again
- dreaming again
- going to sleep again
Have you ever been to Urville, Europe’s largest city? No? That’s no surprise, the place is entirely fictional! Urville is a huge city of 12 million inhabitants on an island off the French mediterranean coast created in the mind of Gilles Tréhin, an autistic man from France.
Urville was first conceived when Gilles Tréhin was still a child - being fascinated by airplanes, he had been building an airport for his toy planes out of LEGO bricks. But any large airport has a metropolis nearby, and so he began to construct a city. Soon, LEGO bricks and the dimensions of his room where not anymore sufficient for what he had in mind, so he began to construct the city, Urville as he decided to call it, entirely in the form of drawings on paper.
Gilles Tréhin has been working on Urville his entire life, designing it in fantastic detail. He even attended courses on history at university in order to plot Urville’s past from early antiquity to the 2000s more realistically.
He published a book of his Urville designs, holds lectures on the city and even met his wife Catherine Mouet through it - she saw his city on his website and wrote to him that she loved it and would like to live there.
The French city of Urville exists in two places: in the mind of Gilles Trehin and in the elaborate drawings Trehin created. But what’s incredible isn’t just the detailed designs he created for the city’s architecture and layout, but the entirely plausible history for his fictional city.
Also on Gilles Tréhin’s website: http://urville.com/
An existential question on our societies in our current era, as asked by a member of the Kogi tribe on a trip to France
Kogi people are an indigenous tribe living in Columbia.
One day, they travel to France, and someone drives them to a tunnel through the Mont-Blanc mountain.
They get shocked at the idea that a hole has been dug through Mother Earth.
At one point, they ask their French driver:
- Why did your people dig a hole through the mountain?
The driver answers:
- It was dug in order to get faster to the other side of the mountain so that you don’t have to drive all the way around it.
And a Kogi asks a very interesting question:
- And until what extent are you going to go always faster?
Food for thought in our “modern”, hurrying Occidental societies, don’t you think?
listen to the full story from France Info (podcast in French)
Hungarian television because why not.
Q:What kind of roleplays do you enjoy, or do you like roleplays?
I don’t roleplay anymore but I would love to try again with my muse Mifune some day, when I have the time and the motivation for it. Although I’m not into angsty threads, I have so much to try yet!
Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures in Kenya , said he was astounded by what he saw:
“These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old,’ he said.
‘On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together.
‘At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily’.”
Then these scenes followed
and then they just walked away without hurting him.
DAMN, NATURE! YOU CONSIDERATE!
And then you meet people (especially grown-ups) who tell you that “in the nature, the strongest always eats the weakest” and that “it works the same way in our society and it’s perfectly normal”.
Can cheetas and impalas be more clever than human beings? I don’t think not.