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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-06-01 10:25 pm

Time is only a corner, age is only a fold

Rabbit, rabbit! The primary event of today was celebrating the birthday of my best cousin [personal profile] gaudior by attending the monthly vigil in support of Black Lives Matter at First Baptist Church JP with [personal profile] rax and [personal profile] rushthatspeaks and activist baby Fox (who can now sit in a high chair at a restaurant and kick people, e.g. me, under the table) and then going for dinner at Kamado Super Fusion, where the sushi is very good and the deep-fried coconut milk is ridiculous. In their honor, here are some things that are great:

1. The pioneering comics art of Matt Baker, "a damn good-looking black man who made his living drawing damn good-looking white women at a time when talking to one could have gotten him killed." I'd seen his splendid illustration of Julie d'Aubigny, but knew nothing about the man behind it. Black, queer, spectacularly talented, and indeed damn fine-looking. I can't reproduce the best photo, so read the article by Ian McDowell and check it out.

2. Courtesy of [personal profile] handful_ofdust: I am as disappointed as the rest of you that these mermaids come from some kind of neo-noir comedy called The Nice Guys (2016) and not a full-scale lesbian mermaid romance we could all be watching right now, but for all that they are very nice mermaids. Anyway, at least that explains the tan lines.

3. The latest issue of Poetry is a centennial tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks.

4. This is a three-thousand-year-old Near Eastern pot with feet. It looks very confident in itself.


5. "Keep misbehaving, small cats."
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[personal profile] nineweaving 2017-06-02 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
4. Awww. Has it met Merlin's mustard pot?

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[personal profile] laura47 2017-06-02 07:43 am (UTC)(link)
activist baby Fox sitting up is such a delight, so many more ways to play with them now :-D
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[personal profile] heliopausa 2017-06-02 08:02 am (UTC)(link)
That pot is great! And if only I were at home, I'd post a photo of a lidded wooden bowl from PNG which similarly stands on feet.

Re: time. I came across this recently, in the context of economic theory: "Time is a denial of the omnipotence of reason. Time divides the entirety of things into that part about which we can reason, and that part about which we cannot." (Shackle, Epistemics and Economics, 1972). I'm not sure about the second sentence, but the first seems true enough.
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[personal profile] lost_spook 2017-06-02 08:59 am (UTC)(link)
It looks very confident in itself.

It does! That is indeed great. I also enjoy the article about the comics illustrators (who was indeed damn fine looking, too).

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[personal profile] rinue 2017-06-02 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
Love that foot pot. The Nice Guys is funny and I liked it; I wouldn't necessarily say you need to seek it out, but if it comes on, don't duck out of the room. Whereas we must now spend our lives in pursuit of a mermaid lesbian romance movie until such a feature is found.
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[personal profile] rydra_wong 2017-06-02 09:06 am (UTC)(link)
That pot is now one of my role models.
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[personal profile] shewhomust 2017-06-02 10:59 am (UTC)(link)
That is a pot with attitude.
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[personal profile] ethelmay 2017-06-03 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
It looks as though it has its hands on its hips. Kind of a very small child's view of a grown-up.
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[personal profile] gaudior 2017-06-02 11:29 am (UTC)(link)
Excellent! It was great to celebrate with y'all, so that also goes on the list. What an excellent pot! And indeed, may the small cats misbehave always.

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[personal profile] evelyn_b 2017-06-02 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
That pot is a joy to behold. Good job, ancient Near Eastern potter, whoever you were.
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2017-06-02 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay Gwendolyn Brooks centennial tribute!

I really want to try deep-fried coconut milk.
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[personal profile] osprey_archer 2017-06-07 09:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I expect that pot to get up and start walking at any moment. Those feet look prepared to stomp all over something, even if they might be hindered by those short legs.
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[personal profile] brigdh 2017-06-10 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
Someday, I can only believe, a lesbian mermaid romance will exist and we'll have more than a gif. But until then, the gif is pretty great!