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Month: March, 2013

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Hieronymus Bosch (Detail from ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’)

hieronymus bosch

The Entrance To Hell

hell

Fire Tornado

Fire Tornado

Chaos Theory

Tornado from Outer Space

In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions, where a small change at one place in a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences to a later state. The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from the theoretical example of a hurricane’s formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly had flapped its wings several weeks before.

Tornado

Although the butterfly effect may appear to be an esoteric and unlikely behavior, it is exhibited by very simple systems: for example, a ball placed at the crest of a hill may roll into any of several valleys depending on, among other things, slight differences in initial position.

The butterfly effect is a common trope in fiction when presenting scenarios involving time travel and with hypotheses where one storyline diverges at the moment of a seemingly minor event resulting in two significantly different outcomes.

Majestic Green Swallowtail

butterfly head

butterfly head

Butterfly Mask

horaciosalinas butterly face

Girl Mask

Mask

Model Mask

mask 2

Hit Girl

Hit Girl

Kick Ass

Kick Ass

Day Dreamer Comic Adventure

Day Dream

Comet magazine cover

Sci Fi Mag

Comet in Moominland

Moominland

Comet Pan – Starrs

Comet Pan-Starrs

Mayan Sky

Mayan Sky

Message

Mayan Message

Mayan Temple

Mayan Temple

Internet Traffic

internet

Stuck in Traffic

Traffic

Waiting for Godot

Moon

Waiting for Godot, the play in which ‘nothing happens – twice’ is now recognised as a major influence on post war drama. ‘It was about two tramps waiting nowhere in particular for someone who never shows up.’ The two tramps (Vladimir and Estragon) are waiting for someone called ‘Godot’ although they are vague as to why, who he is, and whether he will come. To occupy the time they eat, sleep, converse, argue, sing, play games, exercise, swap hats, and contemplate suicide – anything “to hold the terrible silence at bay”. Author Samuel Beckett refused to explain the piece, but the wait can be seen as a metaphor for life, and our need to give it meaning and purpose.

Samuel Beckett

Set

When Peter Hall had staged the British premiere in 1955, the play’s avoidance of a clear linear plot, or any attempt at realism, caused consternation among the critics. While a few recognised its brilliance, many saw no literary merit in the form of the piece. ‘His work … holds the stage most wittily, but is it a play?’ said one. Audiences were also divided, and ‘Godot’ became a hot topic in the media. Now the play is recognised as probably the single most influential work of the 20th century, which inspired future writers such as Harold Pinter, Joe Orton, Edward Bond and Tom Stoppard to name a few.

Poster

Racing Is Life

Racing Is Life

Steve on the Run

Steve on the Run

The Great Escape Motorcycle

The Great Escape Motorcycle

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Houdini

Houdini

Japanese Bondage

Douglas Kent's Complete Shibari

Wonder Woman Restrained

Wonder woman tied up

SuperGirl

supergirl by keron grant

1968 girl and F1

1968 Bristish Grand Prix 242 C V12

GP F1 Wet

grand prix wet

Ferrari

Bent Eiffel Tower

Strange Paris

Paris in the Rain

paris in the rain

The Paris Kiss

Kiss

Lips

lips

Holy Communion

communion

Piss Christ

Piss Christ by Andres Serrano

Cross of Heaven and Hell

religion art

Soul Dance

soul dance by David Galstyan

Space Travelers

travel space tubes

Angel of Fire

Firegirl

Archer

archer

Space Girl

Space Girl

Fighter Pilot

'Fighter Pilot #1' by Michael Peck

Jet Fighter

jet fighter

Helicopters

horst fass ap

The Doors The End

The End Title

the end

Disappointed Cat Friend

Olechka

 

Bird Dog

BirdDog

 

It’s Not Me

Dog Bert

The Fly

The Fly

Double Eyes

caseyweldon

Ratioactive Cats

sandy skoglund radioactive cats

Dali Atomicus

Dali Atomicus by Philippe Halsman.

The Great Masturbator

The Great Masturbator

L’Age d’or

La edad de oro (1930) Luis Buñuel

L’Age d’or, The Golden Age (1930) is a French surrealist comedy directed by Luis Buñuel about the insanities of modern life, the hypocrisy of the sexual mores of bourgeois society and the value system of the Roman Catholic Church. The screenplay is by Salvador Dalí and Buñuel. It was one of the first sound films made in France.

In a series of thematically-linked vignettes, a couple’s attempts at a fulfilling and consummated romantic relationship are continually thwarted by the bourgeois values and sexual mores of Family, Church, and Society. In the course of seeking sexual release and satisfaction, the woman sublimates her sexual passion by fellating the toe of a religious statue.

The final vignette is an allusion to the Marquis de Sade’s novel 120 Days of Sodom; the intertitle reads: 120 Days of Depraved Acts, about an orgy in a castle, wherein the surviving orgiasts are ready to emerge to the light of mainstream society. From the castle door emerges the bearded and berobed Duc de Blangis (a character from de Sade’s novel) who greatly resembles Jesus, the Christ, who comforts a young woman who has run out from the castle, before he takes her back inside. Afterwards, a woman’s scream is heard, and only the Duc re-emerges; and he is beardless. The concluding image is a crucifix festooned with the scalps of women; to the accompaniment of jovial music, the scalps sway in the wind.

Fellatio

Bruno Zach Fellatio 1925

Seduction

seduction

Against the Wall

afraid

Ryonen

ryonen

Sensuality

Franz von Stuck Sensuality

Snake

Sin by Sam A Harris

Celtic Cross

Clew Bay Celtic Cross by Martina Fagan

Saint Patrick Window

Kilbennan St. Benin's Church Window St. Patrick

The Hermit

the hermit by azurylipfe

Bear Man

Bear Druid by Pijik

Druid Priestess

Druidry

The Druids

Druids at Stonehenge

New Grange

New Grange

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Raiders

Lara Croft Trailer

Lara Croft 2013

Miss Croft 2013

Lara Croft is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Square Enix (previously Eidos Interactive) video game series Tomb Raider. She is presented as a beautiful, intelligent, and athletic English archaeologist-adventuress who ventures into ancient, hazardous tombs and ruins around the world. Created by a team at UK developer Core Design that included Toby Gard, the character first appeared in the 1996 video game Tomb Raider.

Angelina Jolie

She has also appeared in video game sequels, printed adaptations, a series of animated short films, feature films (portrayed by Angelina Jolie), and merchandise related to the series. Official promotion of the character includes a brand of apparel and accessories, action figures, and model portrayals. Croft has also been licensed for third-party promotion, including television and print advertisements, music-related appearances, and as a spokes-model.

Tomb

Critics consider Lara Croft a significant game character in popular culture. She holds six Guinness World Records, has a strong fan following, and is among the first video game characters to be successfully adapted to film. Lara Croft is also considered a sex symbol, one of the earliest in the industry to achieve widespread attention. The character’s influence in the industry has been a point of contention among critics; viewpoints range from a positive agent of change in video games to a negative role model for young girls.

Wi

Katana warrior girl

Mario Wibasono

Katana Figurine

pvc figurine

Katana

katana fighter

Historically, katana were one of the traditionally made Japanese swords that were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan, also commonly referred to as a “Samurai Sword”. Modern versions of the katana are sometimes made using non-traditional materials and methods.

The katana is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands. It has historically been associated with the samurai of feudal Japan and has become renowned for its sharpness and strength.

Kadana Japanese Sword

The Seven Samurai

The Seven Samurai

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

Western Ghost Town

Western Street

Gun Fight

N. C. Wyeth

The Duelists

The Duelists

Duel

Duel

Man On The Moon

Armstrong

Moon Landing

Where Is Everybody

The first episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone, broadcast on Friday October 2, 1959.

A man finds himself alone walking towards a diner. Inside he finds a jukebox playing loudly, and coffee hot on the stove, but no one else. He inquires for some breakfast, but no chef or waitress is to be found. He is dressed in an Air Force flight suit, but he does not remember who he is or how he got there.

The Tank

Altered States

Pressure

Pressure

The Jokers

The Jokers

Nurse

Synabrio

Demon

Demon

Astral

Astral

Sweet Dreams

Dreaming

System Failure

The Matrix

Complete

Complete

Evolution

Evolution (Megaplex), 2010

2001 – Star Child

2001 Star Child

Ye Must Be Born Again

Son of God

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

          (John 3:1-7)

Second Life

Second Life is an online virtual world developed by Linden Lab. It was launched on June 23, 2003. A number of free client programs, or Viewers, enable Second Life users, to interact with each other through avatars (Also called Residents). Residents can explore the world (known as the grid), meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another.

Travelers

In computing, an avatar is the graphical representation of the user or the user’s alter ego or character. It may take either a three-dimensional form, as in games or virtual worlds, or a two-dimensional form as an icon in Internet forums and other online communities. It can also refer to a text construct found on early systems such as MUDs. It is an object representing the user. The term “avatar” can also refer to the personality connected with the screen name, or handle, of an Internet user.

Avatar

The word avatar originates in Hinduism, where it stands for the “descent” of a deity in a terrestrial form. (Deities in India are popularly thought to be formless and capable of manifesting themselves in any form.)

You stand in a throng of multifleshed being, mind avatared in all its matter, on a broad avenue winding through a city of blue trees with bright red foliage and living buildings growing from the soil in a multitude of forms. Norman Spinrad (Songs from the Stars)

Jamie

A square of cyberspace directly in front of him flipped sickeningly and he found himself in a pale blue graphic that seemed to represent a very spacious apartment, low shapes of furniture sketched in hair-fine lines of blue neon. A woman stood in front of him, a sort of glowing cartoon squiggle of a woman, the face a brown smudge. “I’m Slide,” the figure said, hands on its hips…[She] gestured, a window suddenly snapping into existence behind her.
“Right,” Bobby said. “What is this? I mean, if you could sort of explain.” He still couldn’t move. The “window” showed a blue-gray video view of palm trees and old buildings.
…”Hey, man, I paid a designer an arm and a leg to punch this up for me. This is my space, my construct. This is L.A., boy. People here don’t do anything without jacking. This is where I entertain!” William Gibson (Count Zero)

Avatar 2

Seconds

Seconds

Thought

While the goal of all movies is to entertain, the kind of film in which I believe goes one step further. It compels the spectator to examine one facet or another of his own conscience. It stimulates thought and sets the mental juices flowing.

             Sidney Lumet

Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men