#The Wild Shore
All Western Winners #2_Winter 1948_Syd Shores cover art.
1st appearance of Black Rider
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The Lava river shore.
Vasilkovo, Leningradskaya oblast, Russia
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Beach in Ireland Panoramic View of Tullan Strand Bundoran The Surfing Capital in Europe
i'm not very knowledgeable about music subgenres so if this makes no sense, my bad, but like - we're all going wild over the cowboy vibes of long lost, and we should, but a couple songs - "long lost" and "at sea" most of all, imho - feel like they owe more to like... 60s lounge music, or something around there? the genre of music that stuff like "somethin stupid" by frank and nancy sinatra belongs to? that strings-heavy, kind of dreamy, romantic, bordering-on-sentimental kind of vibe? i LOVE it a lot and it's such an interesting feeling to combine with the cowboy-bar performance atmosphere of the rest of the album. i feel like "meet me in the city" is the perfect bridge from cowboy emotion to that vintage lounge vibe (actually "meet me in the city" feels very noir which DOES feel like the perfect marriage of cowboy and lounge, somehow). anyway long lost perfect album
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Bruce Springsteen wild and innocent on the Jersey shore, 1973 by David Gahr, my edit of original via msn
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I closed my eyes and the wind touched my cheek, it breathed through all the needles on all the branches of all the trees, and said oh, mmmmmmm. Have you heard the sound of wind in pine trees—I mean really listened to it, as to the voice of a friend? There’s nothing so soothing. It put me in a trance more like sleep than anything else, though I still heard. Each buffet or slacking shifted the hum or whoosh or roar of it; sometimes it was like the sound of a big waterfall around the bend, other times like the waves on the beach—still again, like a thousand folk in the far distance, singing oh as deep and wild as they could. Occasional bird calls tweeted through the sound, but mostly it was all that could be heard. The wind, the wind, oh. It was enough to fill the ear forever. I didn’t want to hear any other voice.
Kim Stanley Robinson, The Wild Shore
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Has it ever occurred to you that other people see you in the same way you see them, as a collection of appearances and habits and actions and words—that they never get to see your thoughts, to know how wonderful you really are? So that you seem as strange to them as they all appear to you?
Kim Stanley Robinson, The Wild Shore
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Ringed plover and dunlin on the shore of Belfast Lough at Kinnegar.
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a murakami rabbit hole
my spring break is nearly over and i went down what my friend called a 'murakami rabbit hole'. here's a list of haruki murakami books i read that no one really asked for: kafka on the shore, norwegian wood, hear the wind sing, pinball, sputnik sweetheart. the endings either leave this big gaping hole inside you or a million different questions you can barely put into words. or both. i love the latter of course.
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Songs that I would find in Kafka Tamura’s Walkman playlist hehe
I’ve just finished the book and my OH MY, it will forever hold a special place in my heart
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Manabu Namiki / Konami Kukeiha Club - Gradius ReBirth | Ship To Shore PhonoCo. | 2021 | Blue & Black Swirl
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What do you think about my pic?
THE GOLD COAST - Kim Stanley Robinson (1988)
THE GOLD COAST – Kim Stanley Robinson (1988)
I’ve read people saying Kim Stanley Robinson can’t write characters. Well, they for sure haven’t sampled enough of his oeuvre to make such a bold claim.
Just as The Wild Shore – the first part of a loosely connected triptych, each of which can be easily read as a standalone – The Gold Coast is a book about characters & communities. It made me tear up once, and the central story hinges on the…
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3/23/21 Suez Canal blocked by massive cargo ship, the Ever Given
You can see how its askew and all the little tug boats trying to get it out on this map:
And all the boats stuck behind it:
It’s a particularly massive cargo ship and is basically the absolute max of what the Suez allows. The class it belongs to is, or when it was built anyway, the largest class of cargo ships in the world. (Not the largest ship in general ever, just the largest cargo. Some oil tankers are the largest, last I looked.)
Here’s a video of it correctly in operation going into port in Taiwan:
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Bruce Springsteen, wild and innocent on the Jersey Shore, August 1973 by David Gahr, my edit of original via smithsonianmag
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