Given these days and these times, I found myself this weekend listening to Henryk Górecki's Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of sorrowful songs"
. (27m, 10m, 17m, 54m total) The opening movement was rather famous for a while when this 1992 recording
was released and a BBC DJ played the full movement even though it was outside of the station's format. (Or so the urban legend goes.). It's a slowly building ocean of grief, a central wail, and then gradual decline. My heart was happy to have it tonight. - 6 comments
Stacie Ponder of Final Girl
, a blog from Portland, ME and Anthony Hudson of Queer Horror
, a film series in Portland, OR, together are The Gaylords of Darkness
. Most weeks, they discuss a horror movie from the ridiculous to the sublime with a mix of queerness, feminism, enthusiasm, frantic humor, and running jokes. Occasionally they discuss non-horror films. Quite frequently, they discuss Susperia (2018)
. - 2 comments
known for beautiful visualizations of complex mathematical topics gives a go at livestreaming high-school level math with a 'Lockdown math' series. Brush up on things you probably forgot from math class. - 9 comments
According to a 2015 profile in Venture Beat
, Star Stable Entertainment broke a lot of rules when it launched (in 2011, according to various sources other than Venture Beat). "It created an online horse game, Star Stable, for girls and young women. It charged a subscription fee and built its own game engine. And it stayed online rather than diving into mobile with a million other competitors." - 17 comments
Zoom sucks, we started having editorial meetings in Red Dead Redemption [Rock Paper Shotgun]
“Mostly we were just having a really crap time,” said Viv when I spoke to them, about their meeting life before Cowboys. “We were having to deal with all those Zoom and Skype meetings and emails and phone calls… and we were just feeling worse and worse and more annoyed all the time.” Minecraft was considered, apparently, but people tended to just wander off and start digging, or dumping gravel on the meeting table, “so picking the most ludicrous game to meet in seemed good.” But then, as it turned out, it wasn’t quite as ridiculous as expected.
“The thing is,” Viv explained, “the Cowboys just look right when they’re sitting around the campfire? They look like they’re in a meeting: scratching noses and frowning, and occasionally gesturing.” - 32 comments
I feel like you’re in a safe place, your own bubble of coziness.
All forts, according to fort expert David Sobel, share common traits: They are handmade, somewhat secretive and “you can look out, but others can’t see in.” They are safe — physically and emotionally. “It’s your place where you want to be just you, observing but unseen,” he says.
One fort-builder comments, “Everything is wrong right now, but it’s a safe space where no one worries about you...if you locked yourself in your room, people would worry, but if you hide in your fort all day, no worries.” - 19 comments
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