If you are trans, I want you to be a boy or be a girl or be someone who occupies a category outside of those two. I just want to see you get away with it and have a blast and a ball and cut loose. Surf’s up.

I suddenly and improbably find the Collective Tarot in my apartment, it having been gifted to my partner; sadly out of print, it presents its concepts without the traditional imagery of the rider-waite-smith deck, instead depicting black and brown bodies, fat bodies, disabled bodies, trans bodies, queer sexuality; I don’t care where the “King” falls in the hierarchy, I don’t want a “King” at all. Swords, cups, wands, and pentacles are recast as keys, bottles, feathers, and bones; it has a familiar and earthy feel; a spread looks at home on the table by your messy kitchen. The booklet, which describes each card, relates the imagery in the context of lives rooted in radical politics, recovery from trauma, the work of self care and the work of finding or building community. If they ever do another printing, I’m ordering several (and it’s a shame that a resource as wonderful as this isn’t more widely available.)

This is how reading tarot has started to become my daily practice. This is how the practice of reading tarot has led me to a novice’s understanding of magic and an eye more ready to see which qualities in the art that I like possess magical potential.

Two or three years ago I was writing a labored essay on 8-bit tile graphics, particularly as presented in “archetypal” games like Dragon Quest or Zelda, and the effects of pairing the stark iconography of their visuals with potentially deep ambiguity for what those icons might represent. Here I see the tarot: a context in which the iconic and the archetypal are, through practice (interaction,) cast into configurations which are evocative, which carry subjective meaning, which are fertile spaces into which the practitioner can project themself. Having begun to recognize the qualities in art in which I see magical potential, how do I make works in which that potential can be better realized? I don’t know. Not knowing, I have found myself stymied when attempting to create for some time now. I am unfinished with the changes that mark this portion of my life and do not see a clear destination. I do know that I see tarot and its practice as one of the best possible outcomes for art. The first spread I did re: artwork cast The Fool as the future. No surprise.

This post happily coincides with Merritt’s announcement of September’s game pageant theme. I would like to make something for this. Maybe you will too: http://forum.makega.me/t/september-pageant-magic-is-real/1205

I suddenly and improbably find the Collective Tarot in my apartment, it having been gifted to my partner; sadly out of print, it presents its concepts without the traditional imagery of the rider-waite-smith deck, instead depicting black and brown bodies, fat bodies, disabled bodies, trans bodies, queer sexuality; I don’t care where the “King” falls in the hierarchy, I don’t want a “King” at all. Swords, cups, wands, and pentacles are recast as keys, bottles, feathers, and bones; it has a familiar and earthy feel; a spread looks at home on the table by your messy kitchen. The booklet, which describes each card, relates the imagery in the context of lives rooted in radical politics, recovery from trauma, the work of self care and the work of finding or building community. If they ever do another printing, I’m ordering several (and it’s a shame that a resource as wonderful as this isn’t more widely available.)

This is how reading tarot has started to become my daily practice. This is how the practice of reading tarot has led me to a novice’s understanding of magic and an eye more ready to see which qualities in the art that I like possess magical potential.

Two or three years ago I was writing a labored essay on 8-bit tile graphics, particularly as presented in “archetypal” games like Dragon Quest or Zelda, and the effects of pairing the stark iconography of their visuals with potentially deep ambiguity for what those icons might represent. Here I see the tarot: a context in which the iconic and the archetypal are, through practice (interaction,) cast into configurations which are evocative, which carry subjective meaning, which are fertile spaces into which the practitioner can project themself. Having begun to recognize the qualities in art in which I see magical potential, how do I make works in which that potential can be better realized? I don’t know. Not knowing, I have found myself stymied when attempting to create for some time now. I am unfinished with the changes that mark this portion of my life and do not see a clear destination. I do know that I see tarot and its practice as one of the best possible outcomes for art. The first spread I did re: artwork cast The Fool as the future. No surprise.

This post happily coincides with Merritt’s announcement of September’s game pageant theme. I would like to make something for this. Maybe you will too: http://forum.makega.me/t/september-pageant-magic-is-real/1205

odofemi:

Morgan M Page reading from Cruelty (excerpt)

Antioch University, Lambda Literary Retreat, 2014.

boredangry:

rememberwhenyoutried:

There should be a law: as a discussion with a trans woman about a subject close to her life grows longer, the probability of her being compared to MRAs and/or TERFs approaches 1.

I’m gonna preemptively name this Beavis’s Law, just so it doesn’t end up getting named after you… I mean, unless you are excited about it being named after you?

How does anyone let the premise stand that an industry which is now and was, from its inception, founded on fluff consumer reviews of and paid advertisements for commercial products in a degenerate and infantile art form is “journalism”

morningmode:

PINK FLAMINGOS

Model Auguste Abeliunaite is captured by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello for Numéro #156 Magazine September 2014. Styled by Samuel Francois.

date 23.08.14 time 08:30

Merciful heavens

(via interpretivescreaming)

TIM BURTON TAKES OUT HIS IPAD AND CONNECTS TO THE HOTEL WI FI

  • BURTON: frick yes
  • BURTON: new fem dom uploads

Closer, the book, loosely adapted into teen drama for television and Jamie Stewart does music for it. At least the theme song. And it’s the best t v show and it kills game of thrones and they have to cancel game of thrones. It’s about beautiful impassive boys on TV. The boys who are cast will all be as impassive as they are beautiful. In press conferences they will not smile or tell jokes unless in a calculated and joyless way and to all appearances they will live nothing approaching a normal boy’s life.

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