there’s been a lot of good jokes made about harry potter the series and harry potter the character in specific but the classic i keep returning to is this 32 second bit
Surely every one realizes, at some point along the way, that he is capable of living a far better life than the one he has chosen.
— Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch (via ii-sm)
Seeing this made me remember
Because the video game crash of 1983 was still fairly fresh in the minds in the minds of retailers, there was a lot of hesitation in stocking the NES for its holiday release in 1985.
That’s exactly why Nintendo struck a deal with Worlds of Wonder, the manufacturers of Teddy Ruxpin (which mind you EVERYONE wanted to get their hands on.)
Basically when retailers were ordering these bears Worlds of Wonder was like “yea bruh we’ll sell u 10000 of these bears….but u gotta order 2000 nintendos lol” and everyone just went “are you serious” but gave in anyway.
This piece of shit bear played a big role in video games.
I want to be the first person on the moon to shoot a sniper rifle at earth and hit a wasp nest. my whole life so far is leading up to that moment
The very first sketches for Goligo
I made my first picture using camera obscura techniques in my darkened living room in 1991. In setting up a room to make this kind of photograph, I cover all windows with black plastic in order to achieve total darkness. Then, I cut a small hole in the material I use to cover the windows. This opening allows an inverted image of the view outside to flood onto the back walls of the room. Typically then I focused my large-format camera on the incoming image on the wall then make a camera exposure on film. In the beginning, exposures took from five to ten hours,Over time, this project has taken me from my living room to all sorts of interiors around the world. One of the satisfactions I get from making this imagery comes from my seeing the weird and yet natural marriage of the inside and outside.
A few years ago, in order to push the visual potential of this process, I began to use color film and positioned a lens over the hole in the window plastic in order to add to the overall sharpness and brightness of the incoming image. Now, I often use a prism to make the projection come in right side up. I have also been able to shorten my exposures considerably thanks to digital technology, which in turn makes it possible to capture more momentary light. I love the increased sense of reality that the outdoor has in these new works .The marriage of the outside and the inside is now made up of more equal partners.