Accosted Darling

seeing life with a vengance

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alicexz:

“They might want to laugh, but the smile would be slow to come. They might want to cry, but the tears wouldn’t well up till the next day…” – 2046 (2004)
Continuing my sci-fi series… painting inspired by Wong Kar-Wai’s beautiful 2046. The color palette of this film is almost entirely deep reds, sea greens, and yellows, so I painted accordingly. (Quite a difficult color scheme to use convincingly without it all being a garish mess, LEMME TELL YOU….) This is Faye Wong’s delayed-reaction android character.
Limited edition prints are available here.

alicexz:

They might want to laugh, but the smile would be slow to come. They might want to cry, but the tears wouldn’t well up till the next day…” – 2046 (2004)

Continuing my sci-fi series… painting inspired by Wong Kar-Wai’s beautiful 2046. The color palette of this film is almost entirely deep reds, sea greens, and yellows, so I painted accordingly. (Quite a difficult color scheme to use convincingly without it all being a garish mess, LEMME TELL YOU….) This is Faye Wong’s delayed-reaction android character.

Limited edition prints are available here.

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Sometimes when I go running I run down “Cat Street,” which is what I call it because it is a street that has many cats living on it. Only one of these cats will come up to greet me. This friendly cat is not just friendly, but needy and clingy too. Said needy cat has angrily attacked me for walking away, as if punishing me would be a surefire way to make me stay around. Really, cat. Really.

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A Book Meme

Book meme rules:

“10+ books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard—they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you”

Tagged by miss-apple-pie
(most of these ended up being books I loved as a kid - it’s weird what sticks with you)

1 - The Lord of the Rings: This one will always be on a list like this.

2 - Les Miserables: My best friend from high school and I read this together in like, 10th grade. Lots of good memories. We both agreed Eponine and Gavroche were the best characters.

3 - Rod Allbright’s Alien Adventures by Bruce Coville. Yes.

4 - The Tripods Trilogy by John Christopher, especially the second book, The City of Gold and Lead. Because I am a 10-year-old boy.

5 - Lilith by George MacDonald. What was this book, even. Who knows. It definitely stuck with me. I think I cried when I read it.

6 - Most anything by Daniel Pinkwater, but especially Borgel because it was the first Daniel Pinkwater book I’d ever read.

7 - The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Lots of good and memorable episodes in this book.

8 - The Once and Future King by T.H. White. I am a not-so-secret Arthurian legend fangirl. Not only is this a great retelling, but it’s definitely one of the most delightful and devastating books I’ve ever read.

9 - Trail Partners by Max Brand, which is totally a pseudonym. This is my go-to cheap western and I can read it forever.

10 - The Samurai by Shusaku Endo, because I cried.

11 - Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. Beautifully written, his best book by far imo. It’s also one of the tightest books out there - not a single line or a description or a character or a plot point is wasted or irrelevant.

I tag jiyoungle for either books or films, tigerheartfoxglove, dramabuttons, bananena, and horrible-device if she has the time!

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dramabuttons:

american horror story: unemployment

"instant classic" - tv guide

☆” - newspaper critic

"legendary" - emmys critic

"i love watching it from my parents’ house that i had to move back into while i check my email to see how many of my job apps got tossed in the trash" - unemployed person

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