You've Seen Me

allenpinney:

Star Wars: 1,000 pixels a day

Irvin Kershner & Mark Hamill

mydraco:

Heart, mind, soul

nothing is, as it has been, and I miss your face like hell.

wdarcy:

literature meme | genres 2/3 - Dystopian Novel

A dystopia is a community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is the opposite of a utopia. Such societies appear in many works of fiction, particularly in stories set in a speculative future. Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization,[1]totalitarian governments, environmental disaster,[2] or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society. Elements of dystopias may vary from environmental to political and social issues. Dystopian societies have culminated in a broad series of sub-genres of fiction and are often used to raise real-world issues regarding society, environment, politics, religion, psychology, spirituality, or technology that may become present in the future. For this reason, dystopias have taken the form of a multitude of speculations, such as pollution, poverty, societal collapse, political repression, or totalitarianism. — Wikipedia “Dystopia”

Common works:

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Brave New World
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • The Hunger Games
  • Anthem
  • Neuromancer
  • The Time Machine

abigailecters:

literature meme: movements [2/2]

The “Lost Generation” was the generation that came of age during World War I. The term was popularized by Ernest Hemingway, who used it as one of two contrasting epigraphs for his novel, The Sun Also Rises. In that volume Hemingway credits the phrase to Gertrude Stein, who was then his mentor and patron.

In A Moveable Feast, which was published after both Hemingway and Stein were dead and after a literary feud that lasted much of their life, Hemingway reveals that the phrase was actually originated by the garage owner who serviced Stein’s car. When a young mechanic failed to repair the car in a way satisfactory to Stein, the garage owner shouted at the boy, “You are all a “génération perdue.” Stein, in telling Hemingway the story, added, “That is what you are. That’s what you all are … all of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation.” This generation included distinguished artists such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, T. S. Eliot, John Dos Passos, Waldo Peirce, Isadora Duncan, Abraham Walkowitz, Alan Seeger, and Erich Maria Remarque.

xombiedirge:

Gordon Freeman, Lara Croft, Joel and Ellie by Olly Moss / Tumblr / Store

Four Quotes —Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter 

history meme ∙ 3 Inventions (1/3)  The cinematograph by the Lumière brothers

Louis Lumiere worked with his brother Auguste to create a motion picture camera superior to Edison’s kinetoscope. The Lumières endeavored to correct the flaws they perceived in the kinetoscope to create a machine capable of both sharper images and better illumination. The Cinématographe weighed only 16 lbs. which allowed for ease of transportation and placement. The cinematograph is sometimes associated with the “birth” of cinema or the dawn of a new age of film that replaced the pre-cinema era (x)

donothaveagentleheart:

history meme | one/seven pairings | bonnie parker & clyde barrow

bonnie elizabeth parker and clyde chestnut barrow were well-known american outlaws, robbers, and criminals who traveled the central united states with their gang during the great depression. their exploits captured the attention of the american public during the “public enemy era” between 1931 and 1934. they and their gang are believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several civilian murders. the couple themselves were eventually ambushed and killed in north louisiana by law officers. [read more]

Now that he wanted time to move as slowly as possible, he seemed to have sped up, and understanding was coming so fast it seemed to have bypassed though. This was the close. This was the moment. He pressed the golden metal to his lips and whispered,

I am about to die.”

jonothonstarsmore:

history meme - (1/3) men || (0/3) women

• Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

The climb is all there is.

literature meme: 1/10 prose - east of eden; by john steinbeck (1952)

“I feel that a man is a very important thing - maybe more important than a star. It is not theology. I have no bent towards gods. But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul.”