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shihlun:

Ushio Amagatsu (天児牛大) of Sankai Juku (山海塾) wandering around the city.

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aigeoldsoul:

The “Queen of the Cakewalk”, Aida Overton Walker addressed Black writers/critics’ disregard for and criticism of the acting profession in a December issue of The Freeman. After first addressing the main topic at hand, she proceeded to suggest proactive steps that could prepare up-and-coming black performers for the stage. Below is an excerpt from her article:

"I have stated that we ought to strive to produce great actors and actresses; by this I do not mean that all our men and women who possess talent for the stage should commence the study of Shakespeare’s works. Already, too many of our people wish to master Shakespeare, which is really a ridiculous notion. There are characteristics and natural tendencies in our own people which make as beautiful studies for the stage as any to be found in the make-up of any other race, and perhaps far more. By carefully studying our own graces, we learn to appreciate the noble and the beautiful in ourselves, just as other people have discovered the graces and beauty in themselves from studying and acting that which is noble in them. Unless we learn the lesson of self-appreciating and practice it, we shall spend our lives imitating other people and depreciating ourselves. There is nothing equal to originality, and I think much time is lost in trying to do something that has been done and "overdone," much better than you will be able to do it."

The Freeman (Dec. 28, 1912) - Link

aigeoldsoul:

The “Queen of the Cakewalk”, Aida Overton Walker addressed Black writers/critics’ disregard for and criticism of the acting profession in a December issue of The Freeman. After first addressing the main topic at hand, she proceeded to suggest proactive steps that could prepare up-and-coming black performers for the stage. Below is an excerpt from her article:

"I have stated that we ought to strive to produce great actors and actresses; by this I do not mean that all our men and women who possess talent for the stage should commence the study of Shakespeare’s works. Already, too many of our people wish to master Shakespeare, which is really a ridiculous notion. There are characteristics and natural tendencies in our own people which make as beautiful studies for the stage as any to be found in the make-up of any other race, and perhaps far more. By carefully studying our own graces, we learn to appreciate the noble and the beautiful in ourselves, just as other people have discovered the graces and beauty in themselves from studying and acting that which is noble in them. Unless we learn the lesson of self-appreciating and practice it, we shall spend our lives imitating other people and depreciating ourselves. There is nothing equal to originality, and I think much time is lost in trying to do something that has been done and "overdone," much better than you will be able to do it."

The Freeman (Dec. 28, 1912) - Link

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4 days ago

xgoodwinterx:

Out back a train rumbles past blowing that fucking horn. We have the warehouse doors open to let the sunlight burn in. The train shakes my desk so my pens roll and my keyboard and monitor vibrate. Commuter train I can tell because it flies by fast. The freight trains creep, rolling and rolling. I like to watch those because its like an art show with all the graffiti. Some of the best artists along the East Coast have hit these trains (and some of the worst). Spray-paint and sunshine. Spray paint and stormy sky. A giant baby blue dick shooting a huge pink load rolls by every day at noon. It brightens the rest of my day.  I eat my lunch at the wrap and ship table. Its hot back there in Summer but I dont care. It faces East five miles from the beach though you’d never know it stuck in these rows of industrial buildings. There are only three of us here. Three souls run the entire branch of operations. Quoting, selling, writing orders, pulling, packing shipping. Our main head-quarters is located in Paris, France. The company said to be the largest supplier of electrical goods on planet earth. With so many branches in the U.S., Canada and around the world you can transfer jobs from state-state or even country to country when the opportunity arises. But, I have the house, car-payment, mortgage, wife. I have 44 birthdays and only a month away from my next. The thing is when I visit the cabin up in the mountains I long to live and be there and when im in a cottage on the beach, I want to there. You see, in your mind its always anywhere but here or someone else besides Him/Her. And yes, my life is fine Ive nothing to complain about. It’s okay. Home is cool. But am I really home? maybe there is something, someone, someplace… even if just for a small single moment in time..The building is shaking again. Train passing. More spay-paint. Fat bubble lettering and another dick freshly painted spewing strawberry milk all the way across from front to back.

xgoodwinterx:

Out back a train rumbles past blowing that fucking horn. We have the warehouse doors open to let the sunlight burn in. The train shakes my desk so my pens roll and my keyboard and monitor vibrate. Commuter train I can tell because it flies by fast. The freight trains creep, rolling and rolling. I like to watch those because its like an art show with all the graffiti. Some of the best artists along the East Coast have hit these trains (and some of the worst). Spray-paint and sunshine. Spray paint and stormy sky. A giant baby blue dick shooting a huge pink load rolls by every day at noon. It brightens the rest of my day.

I eat my lunch at the wrap and ship table. Its hot back there in Summer but I dont care. It faces East five miles from the beach though you’d never know it stuck in these rows of industrial buildings. There are only three of us here. Three souls run the entire branch of operations. Quoting, selling, writing orders, pulling, packing shipping. Our main head-quarters is located in Paris, France. The company said to be the largest supplier of electrical goods on planet earth. With so many branches in the U.S., Canada and around the world you can transfer jobs from state-state or even country to country when the opportunity arises. But, I have the house, car-payment, mortgage, wife. I have 44 birthdays and only a month away from my next. The thing is when I visit the cabin up in the mountains I long to live and be there and when im in a cottage on the beach, I want to there. You see, in your mind its always anywhere but here or someone else besides Him/Her. And yes, my life is fine Ive nothing to complain about. It’s okay. Home is cool. But am I really home? maybe there is something, someone, someplace… even if just for a small single moment in time..
The building is shaking again. Train passing. More spay-paint. Fat bubble lettering and another dick freshly painted spewing strawberry milk all the way across from front to back.

5 days ago

coslive:

Last night, Jack White brought Lazaretto to life last night with an elaborate secret show in London. Fans were dressed in hospital gowns and watched Jack and his band perform inside a quarantine chamber. That was — until Jack fell victim to an “outbreak” and was rushed to the hospital.

coslive:

Last night, Jack White brought Lazaretto to life last night with an elaborate secret show in London. Fans were dressed in hospital gowns and watched Jack and his band perform inside a quarantine chamber. That was — until Jack fell victim to an “outbreak” and was rushed to the hospital.

1 week ago

blacksheepgoths:

[image:Black/Native American goth with piercings and with a black cat]
I’m just submitting because there haven’t really been any submissions lately ^_^ Here I am with our kitty Starscream.

blacksheepgoths:

[image:Black/Native American goth with piercings and with a black cat]

I’m just submitting because there haven’t really been any submissions lately ^_^ Here I am with our kitty Starscream.

1 week ago