Medievalpoc: your one stop shop for mermaid, unicorn, and other sundry meats of unclear taxonomy that may produce unintended consequences like such as immortality
Maybe the plus side is you become immortal, but on the other hand you also become this thing forever until the end of time:
Thus structurelessness becomes a way of masking power, and within the women’s movement is usually most strongly advocated by those who are the most powerful (whether they are conscious of their power or not). As long as the structure of the group is informal, the rules of how decisions are made are known only to a few and awareness of power is limited to those who know the rules. Those who do not know the rules and are not chosen for initiation must remain in confusion, or suffer from paranoid delusions that something is happening of which they are not quite aware.
A lesson for educators….very much including myself in the group that can learn from this.
A fine Victorian stereoscopic photograph with a musical theme, a handsome violinist poses entirely nude - for reasons unexplained, as this is not a profession or pastime generally performed without respectable attire! This must have been a naughty delight at the time, the double image forming a fascinating three-dimensional illusion (a forerunner of the later 3D photographs and film viewed with coloured glasses) and as with all new technological innovations, swiftly turned toward making novel forms of erotica.
"It was originally published ‘without fanfare’ by Jarman’s friend Michael Pinney, of Bettiscombe Press, in the early seventies. Quickly forgotten, it was only last year that Sophie Mayer discovered the only publicly available copy in the British Library and resolved to see it published again. Its twenty-first century incarnation is a facsimile edition brought to life by the brilliant Test Centre (‘from a small press in Dorset to a small press in Dalston’), its dazzling silver cover and grammatical oddities (such as the title) faithfully reproduced."
Scott Morris, The Literateur.
If this is your path, as it is mine, let me offer whatever solace you may find in this monstrous benediction: May you discover the enlivening power of darkness within yourself. May it nourish your rage. May your rage inform your actions, and your actions transform you as you struggle to transform your world.
charts showing the frequency of the phrases “i can not feel anything” and “i feel so much” in books written in the english language from 1800-2008
Plague, Dance of the Rats, 17th century
We know (and they know) that the situation is not a revolutionary one, not even a pre- revolutionary one. But this same situation is so terrible, so suffocating and demeaning, that rebellion against it forces a biological, physiological reaction: one can bear it no longer, one is suffocating and one has to let some air in.