21. Metal chick. Pin-up girl. Writer. I also do historical and fetish modeling. I've lived in the US, Germany, Austria, and now my current location is Czech Republic. I must return to the States for personal reasons for a year, but when I have taken care of what needs to be done there, I shall be attending grad school in Vienna, Austria. Likes: Tea and coffee, Literature, Owls, Cthulhu Mythos, Lingerie, nature. I am a Wiccan. :)
I re-post a lot. I also run:
Note To Self …
Spiritual growth involves giving up the stories of your past so the universe can write a new one.
I just got back from Belgium this morning.
Thronefest was awesome. I couldn’t take any pics because of the lighting and my shitty camera, but I can link you to some videos others shot of the sets if you are interested.
Anyway, I caught up with my old “roommate” Dan Vrangsinn, Paal, made faces at my ex back-and-forth while he was doing soundcheck, caught up with Helmuth from Belphegor, met some of Dan’s friends in Belgium (Somber von Plaag and his lovely lady friends), finally met Roger and the rest of Carpathian Forest—hit it off really well with Roger in particular. We had lots of deep conversations, but I won’t get into those. But I’m exhausted. I will write a concert review though.
The Nu Project’s Nude Photos Tell The Truth About Women’s Bodies
The Nu Project is a no-glamor honest look at beauty and image in our world.
Female nudity isn’t hard to come by in the media, but the bodies we see usually represent a fairly limited scope of sizes and shapes. The Nu Project, a collection of nude photographs shot by Minneapolis photographer Matt Blum, seeks to add some variety to the mix. Blum started The Nu Project in 2005 but said it really took off when his wife, Katy Kessler, became the project’s editor. Blum sees the photos as filling a void. “When I started shooting nudes there was no project like it,” he told The Huffington Post in an email. The things that I had seen either used models with typical model bodies or average people who were made to look extremely unimpressive. I figured there was a way to treat women (of any size/shape) like models and photograph them beautifully, respectfully without a lot of sexual under or overtones. The women photographed are all volunteers, and most of the pictures are taken in the subjects’ homes — where they feel most comfortable. The Nu Project’s website showcases six galleries of nudes, three shot in North America, three in South America. Although Blum told HuffPost that he feels that they have a “good variety of people involved,” he and Kessler acknowledge on The Nu Project website that they’d love for the subjects to be more diverse. “The hardest part for us is that the project is 100 percent volunteer, so I do not see the women until I show up at their door,” Blum writes on the website. “We’re doing our best to encourage all types of women, but we need volunteers of all backgrounds and walks of life to make the project more complete.” Blum said he ultimately hopes that these images inspire the women who see them to feel better about their own bodies. “It’s been really exciting to hear people react to the images,” he told HuffPost. “We get a lot of feedback from women (especially) who have struggled to see themselves as beautiful, and this project has helped them on that path.”
if you ever think that you’ve made a big mistake, just remember that in 1788 the Austrian army attacked itself and lost 10,000 men
To be fair though, the Austrian army was comprised of—at this time—4 different nationalities, 3 of whom did not speak German, so this battle resulted from not being to understanding each other.
But now I don’t think I made a big mistake choosing to be a translator, as I can see now the importance of my particular profession. This wouldn’t have happened if they had good translators or language teachers.
The Betrayal: Dan Verkys
Photo: Elizabeth Zusev