the personal journal of varices; this blog includes personal artwork and writing as well as the cataloging of thoughts, expressions, and pictures which attribute to my mind and let it expand to the vast reaches of unknown territory.

I have a fondness for mountains, the sea, and quotes from most mediums. I hunger for knowledge - I seek the truth.

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8 hours ago

kallielef:

humanflower:

The Silicone Veil by Susanne Sundfør

I’m a larva wrapped in silk
i am dying in burning flesh
let me out, let me ache
let me out, let me ache and itch
get me out of this suit
i go to a funeral every day
i follow these people around
i follow these people like a rat’s tail
i carry their caskets, i sing them good night
they’re better off without me

beauty is poisonous
disruptive
heaven must be an iron rose, unfolding
oh, let me in, let me out, 
let me in, let me out!

this is a retirement
from plumbing the veins of rats and kings
let the stars be my eyes then
unchain the knuckles and latches
unbutton my wrists

my skin so thin you can see black holes within
my eyes so clear they light up the sky
and sometimes i’ll bend into the silicone veil
and enter this world again as a ghost

beauty is poisonous
disruptive
heaven must be an iron rose, unfolding
oh, let me in, let me out, let me in, let me out!

kallielef:

humanflower:

The Silicone Veil by Susanne Sundfør

I’m a larva wrapped in silk
i am dying in burning flesh
let me out, let me ache
let me out, let me ache and itch
get me out of this suit
i go to a funeral every day
i follow these people around
i follow these people like a rat’s tail
i carry their caskets, i sing them good night
they’re better off without me

beauty is poisonous
disruptive
heaven must be an iron rose, unfolding
oh, let me in, let me out, 
let me in, let me out!

this is a retirement
from plumbing the veins of rats and kings
let the stars be my eyes then
unchain the knuckles and latches
unbutton my wrists

my skin so thin you can see black holes within
my eyes so clear they light up the sky
and sometimes i’ll bend into the silicone veil
and enter this world again as a ghost

beauty is poisonous
disruptive
heaven must be an iron rose, unfolding
oh, let me in, let me out, let me in, let me out!


1 day ago

clearairturbulence:

Artist: Michael Whelan

Cover art for C. J. Cherry’s, “The Faded Sun: Kutath”.

clearairturbulence:

Artist: Michael Whelan
Cover art for C. J. Cherry’s, “The Faded Sun: Kutath”.

2 days ago

Niun | 08.17.14

From Dark beginning
To Dark at ending—
Between them a Sun,
But after comes Dark,
One ending.

From Dark to Dark
Is one voyage.
From Dark to Dark
Is our voyage.
And after the Dark,
O brothers, o sisters,
Come we home.

The Song of Passing, from Shon’jir

I feel like I should post my art here again now that I am resolved to make it more of a journal of sorts. This is my newest sketch piece (since I only do sketches nowadays) of my interpretation of Niun from the Faded Sun Trilogy.

Niun is one of my all-time favorite characters (Sten is amazing as well) and I really love C.J. Cherryh’s crafting of the Mri. Just as beautifully developed as the Atevi. I may try and draw Duncan at some point as a companion piece. I am glad I finally sat down and drew something of Niun considering my adoration of this trilogy.

Niun © C.J. Cherryh
Artwork © me

Niun | 08.17.14

“From Dark beginningTo Dark at ending—Between them a Sun,But after comes Dark,One ending.From Dark to DarkIs one voyage.From Dark to DarkIs our voyage.And after the Dark,O brothers, o sisters,Come we home.The Song of Passing, from Shon’jir

I feel like I should post my art here again now that I am resolved to make it more of a journal of sorts. This is my newest sketch piece (since I only do sketches nowadays) of my interpretation of Niun from the Faded Sun Trilogy.
Niun is one of my all-time favorite characters (Sten is amazing as well) and I really love C.J. Cherryh’s crafting of the Mri. Just as beautifully developed as the Atevi. I may try and draw Duncan at some point as a companion piece. I am glad I finally sat down and drew something of Niun considering my adoration of this trilogy.
Niun © C.J. CherryhArtwork © me

1 week ago

stqrs:

st mark’s basilica/matt northam flikr

(via jaimelannister)

stqrs:

st mark’s basilica/matt northam flikr

1 week ago
Ƭᴜʀɪᴀɴs ᴀʀᴇ ᴡɪʟʟɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴏ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɴᴇᴇᴅs ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴅᴏɴᴇ﹐ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ. insp

(Source: gaarrus, via theroguesniper)


1 week ago

marcalcock:

Half Dome Moonrise

marcalcock:

Half Dome Moonrise

1 week ago

centuriespast:

Old Ocean’s Gray and Melancholy Waste

William Trost Richards (1833-1905)

1885

Oil on canvas

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

centuriespast:

Old Ocean’s Gray and Melancholy Waste
William Trost Richards (1833-1905)
1885
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

1 week ago

aseaofquotes:

Gail Caldwell, Let’s Take the Long Way Home

aseaofquotes:

Gail Caldwell, Let’s Take the Long Way Home

Going Back to My Roots: a Long Note on Changes for this Blog

I’ve realized that my tumblr has far left its original intentions when I first created this off-shoot from my primary blog. So, I am going to start slowly returning to my original reason for creating this blog—to keep some of my writing here, artwork, and some quotes and random fandoms to keep me entertained. This is probably sudden but I have been thinking over this for awhile now.

Tumblr has always annoyed me and frustrated me on many fronts—mostly political and moral ones.

(Which, at least morally, I believe to be important. Political frustrations are among everyone so I just try and stick to my spot and let others fight over things—I do not need to get into fights just to say, “Hah, my side won.” Politics are things, I feel, should be discussed over face to face conversations. Moral ones and religious ones I think should be too so you can see and understand fully the other person.)

To ebb some of this frustration, or at least manage it well enough, I have decided to keep to my original roots to keep myself sane in this world of reblogging things and then adding little quips as if by adding their blithe comments will somehow make them seem more important. I have always had a problem with how tumblr works in that regard; since I think a majority of what people leave are small, smarmy comments about such important topics that do not deserve such disrespect and should deserve a much longer, and thought-out commentary/essay formatting.

That said, I appreciate Tumblr’s vast reach in trying to accommodate all sorts of things. I love to see people happily posting their fandoms and gushing over things I gush about in private life. It is a uniting place, despite its two-fold ability to pull people apart. It, like anything else, can be both a positive force and a negative one.

I do not wish to remove myself fully from Tumblr because I appreciate what it does have to offer in way of positives but I have realized once again that it is wise to not fully engage myself in its site since I just cannot truly respect some of what goes on in this site. So, for better or worse, I will be going through and un-following some blogs to lower my dashboard to things I really love rather than a multitude of skipped over entries. If for some reason I un-follow one of you who has been a friend somewhere else it is nothing personal—rather it is just my interests have changed and do not align so much into yours; or at least the ones posted on your blog. If you take it personally then I am sorry but that is not my intention. I know people can get very upset about unfollows but realize that it is not my intention to be hurtful.

Also, I may go on a hiatus for a bit to sort out what I truly want from my blog. I take these social media sites seriously because I do not wish my private life and my personal one to be at odds. Until then I wish everyone a fond farewell!


2 weeks ago

wearyvoices:

Why are you killing everybody? Why are you making everybody die?
It’s my story.
Mine, too.

(via daryldixon)


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