Because True Detective is a weekly show, that leaves six days between episodes to rewatch the available episodes and read other people’s opinions on Twitter and in blog posts, while keeping 10 other tabs open to research the otherworldly cursed city ofCarcosa.
Asked by adfinitumblog
Skip the cocaine. Best case scenario, you become a bad person for a half hour and then need more coke; worst case, you end up homeless or dead.
Don’t judge things that make you jealous and don’t lie about the jealousy. Just say you wish you had something and figure out if there’s a way to get it.
Good writers hate bad writing but hating bad writing doesn’t make you good. Writing badly does.
Luck and talent are the same thing, and neither of them have anything to do with your value as a human being.
When someone gives you a compliment, and you tell them they’re wrong, you’re not being humble, you’re being rude.
People attempting to prove you’re a bad person will shut up if you admit it, and they’ll leave you alone if you ask them to help you be better.
You’re going to marry Erin McGathy so try to be up front about that with all the women you date for the next 27 years.
You can’t control the outcome of your actions, so make your actions fulfilling. That way, if the outcome is shit, you weren’t a total sucker.
Brush your teeth at night and cut down on the carbs. Gawker and TMZ don’t scour the archives for your only hot photo.
Asked by broncobooks
By my interpretation, which could be flawed, I didn’t think Campbell was implying that every story includes a “magic flight” and a “rescue from without” followed by a crossing of the return threshold. I think he was suggesting that stories, in general, follow a path of descent and return, and that along that circular path, which [when complete] includes a return, the phenomena we see recurring from culture to culture include heroes being chased, being whisked away, etc. I assume he described those phenomena before describing the return threshold in depth because the return threshold is the more fundamental concept. As if to say, “be it by magic flight, which we see in these examples, or rescue from without, which we see in these examples, one way or another, the hero tends to return, so let’s discuss the examples and significance of returning.” I’m sure I was only trying to make the same point in my tutorials and if I confused you at all I’m sorry.
Campbell talked often about the futility of what he characterized as opacity in mythology. To brutally paraphrase him, a functioning religion (or story) is a window to something invisible, something all around us that we fail to “see” before a crafted frame says “look here.” It’s one thing to stain a window’s glass, to help us experience light, but when we paint the glass solid, by standing too much on ceremony, or by interpreting myth too literally, our story or religion will separate us from the unknown and each other rather than connecting us.
The ironic thing, or I guess the least ironic thing ever, is that Campbell’s wisdom makes a pretty great window, and his step-by-step analysis of mythology has come to be used as a “how to write” handbook or a “what all stories have to be” doctrine. But he never intended that, and he certainly wouldn’t have wanted some fat drunk college dropout boiling his monomyth down to a paint by numbers kit on the internet. The people that created and passed down our timeless stories didn’t do that. They followed their instincts, their fears and desires. They opened their flawed souls and let their gods shine through them. In the modern world, where writing is a recourse to revenue, we are pressured to short-cut the shamanism, like an aspirin company synthesizing tree bark. We attempt to bottle and sell simulated stories and religions, myths that may or may not be connections to the unknown but first and foremost make their deadlines and get our readers or viewers through the day. This is not a bad thing, I’d rather live in a world where a story can make me a provider for my family than a world where I’m just the slowest dishwasher.
But in these moments when we’re blocked, or in the moments we are staring at a board full of diagrams, moving characters and motivations around like chess pieces, trying to “solve” a story as if it were math homework, paralyzed by the academia, it helps to remember that any act of creation, whether folding a paper airplane, baking a cake or writing an episode of SVU, is, by definition, a religious act and a subversive one. We reach out with ape-like hands and filthy minds and we mock and challenge all that came before us by making something be there that was not there. We change the history of the world, we change who we are and we change everything that touches what we make, so we may as well also always change the rules by which we make them.
by now you’ve probably realized I’m not really just answering your question but am using it to deal with insomnia. But to try to bring this around to you, now that you’ve studied Campbell, you’ve got what’s important about it. Heroes go Somewhere Else and Heroes Come Back Different. Everything else is yours to interpret.
House of Cards Season 2 finale made me wish to have, somewhere for some reason, a portable old-school typewriter.
I find it so interesting that the trendy chat-du-jour is so often said to “behave like a dog” — I really wanted a Pixie-Bob about a decade ago, largely because of that alleged trait. Now, though, I’m on the lookout for a dog that behaves like a cat, including the ability to be cared for with little more than a box of scented crystals and a laser-pointed.
It’s called the ‘Lykoi’. Due to a genetic mutation in a domestic shorthair cat, the Lykoi has no hair around its eyes, nose, ears and muzzle, giving it a werewolfish appearance.
In The Garden of Earthly Delights, there’s a naked man with music painted on his bum. This is what it sounds like.
Hieronymous Bosch is popping up a LOT in the culture-I-consume. Books, House of Cards, the Amazon Pilot “Bosch” — I remember discovering The Garden of Earthly Delights at college — of course — and I remember visiting the Museo del Prado in Madrid to see it (and Las Meninas, because of Foucault). So…time to re-research it, I think.
I would have punked out as soon as that Bosch bird started talking to me. It eats a naked man’s ass in one painting. Fucking symbolism, bruh.
Melodia ascunsă într-unul din cele mai importante tablouri din istorie. Ce mesaj secret a lăsat Hieronymus Bosch
O tânără susţine că a compus o melodie folosind notele muzicale ascunse într-un tablou celebru al…
Legendary linguist, philosopher, and cognitive scientist Noam Chomsky adds to history’s finest definitions of science in the altogether fantastic Is The Man Who is Tall Happy? by Michel Gondry. Trailer below:
Pair with Chomsky on the purpose of education.
Guys, The Banner Saga might be the most beautiful video game ever made.
Agreed. The art style is so damn good. The music is damn good. The gameplay is phenomenal. In certain circles this may very well be the best game released this year.
It’s turtles all the way down.
crochet great a’tuin is the best great a’tuin
I WANT THIS SO MUCH
I can see the Perseids.
The billowy-ness of the skirt is like an angry ocean and her top is like a calm sailboat that didn’t know what hit it.
I dig it.