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  1. Poppy Bounder

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    Dear All,

    Jus' compilin' a thread fer thur stray links that don't quite fit elsewhere on thur forum - shall endeavour t'update whenever anything worthwhile bricks my browsin'. Meanwhile, recline, relax n' relish.

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    Feel free t'contribute.



    RELAXATION

    Carl Sagan – Pale Blue Dot [soberin' perspective]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86BPM1GV8M&feature=plcp


    DocFuture – Sonic 1 Easy Mode [jazz, mellifluous tones and cerulean rodents]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-ef8SD9gUg


    Dustforce OST Playlist [soothing electronica]
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBB4108C5CB4E1DD6&feature=plcp


    Laura Marling – Goodbye England Covered in Snow [elegant strumming x incisive lyrics]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt1dmt-Zqyc


    Let's Play Ico – Part 01/13 [classic game + calmin' commentary]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KFtjclBya8


    TheOneLilium [restful whispers]
    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOneLilium/videos


    WhisperCrystal [turn off your mind, relax and float downstream]
    http://www.youtube.com/user/WhisperCrystal



    MUSIC, ETC.

    The Black Keys – Lonely Boy [bust a groove]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_426RiwST8


    Del tha Funkee Homosapien – Proto Culture [intertextual rhymes]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgfxs9gVCKc


    Fiery Furnaces – Here Comes the Summer [or 'There goes' depending 'pon thy standpoint]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzB_01fw21w


    Grouplove – Colours "No need to be sad."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSNZRq-Qbj8


    Justice – Genesis [throbbing dance]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThKNt-GY1ww


    Shatter OST – Krypton Garden [synthetic symphonics]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AIqAGxaXyo


    Studio Killers – Ode to the Bouncer "...and I'm not wearing trainers – not to mention knickers..."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo-EmtXbFRg


    Super Meat Boy OST – The Battle of Lil’'Slugger [rawk]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL-8rU8ltA4



    AMUSEMENTS

    Brass Eye Special: Paedogeddon! [faintly controversial comedy broadcast]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLyLGrbKokI


    BUG Playlist 1 [music videos + chucklesome commentary]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqRO1oIOPnI&feature=BFa&list=PL0FB98C6DC34A8610


    Cat Wearing Reading Glasses [guess thine's so fine as mine]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv4UotixSWU


    The Conjugal Rights Guide [*blush*]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ivsb79-h90


    The Day Today - "Peter, you’ve lost the news!" [incompetent political reportage]
    http://www.youtube.com/my_history?feature=mh_lolz


    God Hand – Ending Credits [martial arts cheek-rock]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAga2AjfZlg


    Jonathan Coulton – Want You Gone [bitchy AI tunefully skewers human nemesis]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIGGsZZWzZA


    Quizzes for Girls [youthful chaps dissect multi-choice conundrums]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGptE9Q7ofo


    Rhythm Heaven Fever - Samurai Slice [warriors seeks musical justice]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyZbt5obvQg



    BRAIN CHOW

    The American Nightmare – Part 1/5 [horror documentary]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLcbgz1oJJs


    Art & Copy [advertising documentary]
    http://documentarystorm.com/art-and-copy/


    [email protected]: Neil Gaiman [authorial lecture]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LmfCGy_ZLg


    Codes of Gender [documentary]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o9AYI79bb4


    Neil Gaiman & Chip Kidd: Sandman's 20th Anniversary [designer + writer = stimulating chat]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ei9OQkQ2BU


    The Second Coming – Part 1/16 [Christopher Eccleston IS Jesus Christ]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAK46ykq6-k


    Second Skin [online gaming documentary]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_2FycHamfA


    Screenwipe – Advertising Special [satirical discharge]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yvnS9Xihlo


    Stephen Fry: What I Wish I’d Known When I Was 18 [philosophical musings]
    http://vimeo.com/11414505


    Stewart Lee Talks to Alan More – Part 1/3 [stand-up comic probes comic creator]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE2kDtXzTUA


    Very Short Stories [six-word Flash Fiction]
    http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html



    CURIOSITIES

    A Lesson is Learned But the Damage is Irreversible [web comic]
    http://www.alessonislearned.com/archive.php


    The Amazing Screw-On Head – Part 1/3 [eccentric superheroism]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_64GdGhuOkU


    Black People Love Us! [n' you'll love 'em too]
    http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com/


    Can the Art of Paedophile Be Celebrated?[well, can it?]
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6979731.stm


    The Dark Side of Woody from Toy Story [NSFW]
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=408698


    The Dork Knight Returns [Adam West n' Frank Miller together at last]
    http://www.beaucoupkevin.com/blog/josh-started-it-and-then-it-was-all-downhill/2007/10/01/


    Haruki Murakami & Shigesato Itoi: Let's Meet in a Dream [selected short stories]
    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1fB5fZ/yomuka.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/lets-meet-in-a-dream


    If We Don't, Remember Me [handsome film GIFs]
    http://iwdrm.tumblr.com/


    I Wanna Be the Boshy – Solgryn Battle [head-pickling final conflict]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nle7xVsbAwQ


    Library of Congress Image Archive [historical snapshots]
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=450685


    The True Power of Rock TV [YouTube Poop]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_73zjvAlEG0


    X Minus 1 [Twilight Zone-esque radio show]
    http://archive.org/details/XMinus1_A
     
  2. Arabella

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    Say what? :p
     
  3. Poppy Bounder

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    Basically:

    Mince Mother Mouth David milked Buffet Baby's Mahogany Mirror Dance Dildo.

    Tambourine-toe-tits tightening Buffet Baby slashes open Wholesome Plumber's Oklahoma Radiator.

    Partridge Pear's disappointed drum nipples coughed Million-Mile Moon Michael.

    Two French Footballs cook Conscious Carol's Sensible Slit Spaghetti.

    Absently shaking his balanced bitch diet, Sad Babel-Child's hairless pink feck muscles squeeze Cigarette Smash-Cut's Pantyhose Peach Potter.

    Greasing arrogant agitation, Sad Babel-Child grows cocaine chimp chubby.

    Shaking spasmodically, Sad Babel-Child chews Giant Maggie Sequoia's stuffed, melting corpse and swallows.

    Sad Babel-Child saw Paradise.

    God wasn't there.

    -

    That clear things up, sweetie?
     
  4. Arabella

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    :lol:
     
  5. Poppy Bounder

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    Arabella, thee aul-right.

    Anyway, bees-nest:



    PODCASTS

    The Adam and Joe Show [waffle, comedy, sexy song sorties]
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/adamandjoe


    GFW Radio, 2008 [videogame podcast compilation]
    http://www.thisyearcollection.org/2012/06/33-gfw-radio-2008.html


    GFW Radio, 2007
    http://www.thisyearcollection.org/2012/06/33-gfw-radio-2008.html


    GFW Radio, 2006
    http://www.thisyearcollection.org/2011/07/11-gfw-radio-2006.html


    Gonzo Planet [general geekery]
    http://www.gonzoplanet.com/


    Simply Syndicated [an embarrassment o' downloadable riches]
    http://www.simplysyndicated.com/


    Sound On Sight [film + TV podcast]
    http://www.soundonsight.org/category/radio/


    Tales from the 'Verse [Firefly fanfic phantasmagoria]
    http://talesfromtheverse.com/
     
  6. Poppy Bounder

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    WRITING

    Competitions
    http://www.writingclasses.co.uk/competitions.html


    FILM + VIDEO

    2001: A Space Odyssey Explained [symbolic sci-fi symposium]
    http://www.kubrick2001.com/


    David Firth – Scribbler [animated short]
    http://www.fat-pie.com/scribblewatch.htm


    Imperfect Symmetry – Understanding the Shining [interrogative essay]
    http://kubrickfilms.tripod.com/id4.html


    The Iron Giant 10th Anniversary [metallic memoriam]
    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2009/08/a-decade-later-the-iron-giants-weaponized-soul-still-stirs/#

    James Cameron's Spider-Man [illustrated script]
    http://dantom.altervista.org/spider_ing_part01.html


    Le Petit Dragon [ickle Bruce Lee’s plastic punches]
    http://ashiro.posterous.com/le-petit-dragon-short-film


    Superstar – The Karen Carpenter Story [Todd Hayes plays with dolls]
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=622130510713940545#


    ARTIST WEBSITES

    Deth P. Sun
    http://dethpsun.com/


    Graham Rawlehttp://www.grahamrawle.com/


    The Italian Futurist Book
    http://colophon.com/gallery/futurism/

    Jonathan Hodgson
    http://www.hodgsonfilms.com/


    Laura Laine
    http://www.lauralaine.net/


    The Museum of Everything [artful eccentricities]
    http://www.musevery.com/exhibition5.php#articles


    VIDDYOGAIMS

    The Anti-Immersive Theatre of Role-Playing Videogames [fluid thesis]
    http://meaningfulplay.msu.edu/proceedings2008/mp2008_paper_90.pdf


    Let's Play Flower, Sun and Rain peculiar adventure documented]
    http://lparchive.org/Flower-Sun-and-Rain/Update 01/


    Silent Hill – Translated Memories [supplemental story materials]
    http://www.translatedmemories.com/index.html


    Sonic Passion – A Case Study On Idiots [digital fetishism gone horribly awry]
    http://www.sonic-online.com/sonicpassion/


    MUSIC

    Audio Atrocities [acting abominations]
    http://www.audioatrocities.com/index.html


    Bill Bailey – Bewilderness [comedic aural japes]
    http://muse.cream.org/bill/bewilder.html


    Blue Laguna's Media Archive [soundtrack salad store]
    http://bluelaguna.net/


    General Fuzz [tuneful ambience]
    http://www.generalfuzz.net/tunes.php


    Neon Gold Records [label blog]
    http://neongoldrecords.blogspot.co.uk/


    Said the Gramophone – An MP3 Blog
    http://www.saidthegramophone.com/


    Spinner – Free MP3 of the Day
    http://www.spinner.com/category/mp3-of-the-day/


    Videogame Scrapbook [OST orgy]
    http://www.videogamescrapbook.com/
     
  7. grapefruit

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    wow a lot of links! i'll be sure to look through them :)
     
  8. Poppy Bounder

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    Please do. Some are rather interesting.
     
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    THE MISCELLANEOUS LINKS THREAD AURAL COMPILATION #1


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    Tracklist

    1. Polly Scattergood – Bunny Club
    2. Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny – Dodecahedron
    3. Silverpennies – Lonely Little Spaceman
    4. The Walker Brothers – Nite Flights
    5. The Like – Narcissus in a Red Dress
    6. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home
    7. DJ Shadow – You Can’t Go Home Again
    8. Café Tacuba – Volver a Comenzar
    9. The Bicycles – Sweet Petite
    10. Girl Talk – Oh No
    11. MEN – Who Am I to Feel So Free
    12. Buck 65 – Wicked and Weird
    13. Pharoahe Monch – Body Baby
    14. VV Brown – Crying Blood
    15. The Dust Brothers – This is Your Life


    Download link [ZIP file]

    http://www.filefactory.com/file/2i0uy333i2m1/n/Skinny_Mixer_Vol_1_zip
     
  10. Poppy Bounder

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    FREE [PRINT] CUTOUT N' KEEP BOOKMARK

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    'Keep your place whilst your place keeps watching you.'
     
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    AVATARS! GETCHER AVATARS!

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  14. Andrea

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    I found this article very interesting, and I thought you gurls might too.
    The guy made a 21 day experiment to see if, while eating at a huge surplus, he'd gain weight based purely on the calories in/calories out concept.
    Even though he ended up gaining like 2 pounds, his waist went down cca. 3 centimeters.

    http://live.smashthefat.com/why-i-didnt-get-fat/
     
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    Cy-Fox – Immortality Protocol [Sonic the Hedgehog fan fiction - feat. Barack Obama]
    http://sonicommunity.forumotion.com/t5866-immortality-protocol-cy-fox-book-01

    George R.R. Martin – The Monkey Treatment [weight loss horror story]
    http://tinyurl.com/mgex2cx

    The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast [dandily demonstrative]
    http://hppodcraft.com/

    Inland Empire: An Attempt at a Roadmap [peculiar motion picture explained]
    http://italkyoubored.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/david-lynchs-inland-empire-an-attempt-at-a-roadmap/

    Jeanne Maglaty – When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? [article concerning accepted gender symbols]
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/when-did-girls-start-wearing-pink-1370097/

    Junji Ito – The Long Dream [manga malevolence]
    http://openawesome.com/junji-ito-horror-manga/longdream.html
     
  17. Liz

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    http://www.zeit.de/zeit-magazin/2014/44/model-lina-scheynius

    An article written by a former model from Sweden who describes the typical life of a model who never made it to the top, she explains her personal peaks and struggles, and how she eventually quit modelling when she realised that she might be more successful and also happier as a photographer. No groundbreaking news here, but a nice read. In German.
     
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    Oooh, I'd love to read it / hear more. Is there anyone who speaks German who can give me a brief summary?
     
  19. Liz

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    She's dicovered at age 16 and signed by an agency called Avenue in Goteborg. At that time she's 175cm and 51kgs. She's being sent to Milan to get some experience and and pictures for her portfolio. It's overwhelming, unglamorous and 14 year old girls from Eastern Europe get the jobs. Her perception of her body changes, she used to think she was too thin, now feels too fat. Back in Sweden she feels she doesn't fit in anymore, prefers the model life although she only scored a few minor shootings. After she finishes school she starts modelling full time, has agents in London, Milan, Paris, New York and Tokyo. She describes living in model appartments, how everybody is so intense and focused on work only; the fridge is filled with laxatives and low fat yoghurt. She's getting used to her work schedule and the constant ups and downs, like getting job after job and then the next month absolutely nothing happens. The most hurtful thing she's being told: we're looking for someone that looks like you, but it's not you.

    She's auditioning for runway in New York but doesn't get booked. Lots of her shootings aren't paid, she's only doing them for her portfolio. After Elaine Constantine took pictures of her (group photo, she's only in the background), her booker instructs her to drop Elaine's name everywhere and Lina feels like she's going to be the next big thing, but the pictures never get published. For a photo shoot with Rankin her hair gets cut and it's an absolute mess which takes ages to grow out. Her agent agreed to this because she is none of his big names.
    There's sexual harassment, like a booker telling her he gets turned on while taking her measurements, or another booker randomly asking her if she likes anal.

    When her hips are 90cm she's realizes she's too fat for haute couture and starts a crazy diet-binge-purge-cycle, which makes her gain more--her hips are measured at 97cm. Then she manages to lose some, gets compliments from her agent again; it's a constant back and forth of wanting to be recognised and succesful as a model; or just giving up, hoping that this would make her happier.

    She starts taking pictures of herself, ugly photos that show her puking or crying. These pictures help her regain control over her body and her appearance. She's changing to a small agency, accepts that she will never be a supermodel and does small jobs that pay the rent, like hairstyles and lookbooks. Totally unexpected she gets a cover for Vogue Russia, but she hates the picture they choose, because she's staring in the sun and looks like shit. Photographer was Koto Bolofo. [I did a quick google search but didn't find this photo.]
    Afterwards she considers giving professional modeling another chance but decides against it, for the sake of her health and sanity. She quits modeling for good and works as a photographer instead. Meanwhile Lina is 33, she has worked for several magazines and has had quite a few exhibitions over the years.
     
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    Google translate worked for me (although it did change 97cm hips to 97in hips...:lol:) :)
     

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