I was at a Roy Lichtenstein exhibit, and I realized that his paintings are much more entertaining when read in Lumpy Space Princess’ voice. And then, of course, I had to make some fan art.
I call it Lumpenstein.
Venus Lamenting over Adonis, 1615 - Peter Paul Rubens
This is a really HUGE breakthrough for the Romanovs. I’m actually shaking as I read this article. I have posted about this previously, but the site has since been updated.
The SEARCH foundation is an independently funded organization that was responsible for the discovery and excavation of Alexei and Anastasia’s remains. Now they have a lead on Michael’s.
In 1918, the Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich and his secretary, Brian Johnson were arrested by Soviet forces and imprisoned, not unlike many other Romanovs, in the city of Perm. His captor was Bolshevik Andrey Markov, who burst into Michael’s hotel room and forced him to leave by gunpoint. Markov told Michael he was being taken to a train, by which the Grand Duke did not resist. But the Bolshevik led them out ‘by a shortcut’ through the forest, and both Michael and Brian were shot in the chest and head. Local peasants heard the gunshot, and by the time they arrived the shooter had disappeared. But it did not take them long to find the bodies. The peasants respectively buried the two men under the trees, into which they scratched the letters “M” and “A” Michael Alexandrovich.
In 2007, a man recorded in an interview with Russian press reveiling a story he had kept through communist rule. On the night of the 11 June, 1918, he had been amongst the villagers who had come across two men’s bodies in the forest. He died soon after but his story has helped reveal one of the final mysteries of the Romanov family.
And in 2012, the murder site was located. The SEARCH foundation followed the directions given by the man and found the precise spot where there were engravings upon the trees. Unfortunately the weather soon turned characteristically harsh and they were forced to give up their search. But the website says that the organization will be returning in the summer of 2013.
I personally, will keep my eye on this. Soon we may have Uncle Misha reunited with us, and his dear family once again.
Wow I had no idea this was going on :O this is incredible!
Fall of the Titans. 1635-37. Guido Reni. Italian. 1575-1642. oil on canvas.
[Image Description: Background is slightly crumpled white receipt paper. A hand-drawn robin in a uniform shirt sits perched on a branch with an expression of anxiety. Descriptions of signs of a panic attack surround the robin such as: heart palpitations, difficulty verbalizing, flushed cheeks, and sweaty “wings.”]
Top text: “Social anxiety + retail =”
Bottom text: “Perpetual high blood pressure”
I work where creativity happens. Often there is only a sales associate and manager on the floor. Often I am that sales associate and at times I get bombarded with demanding, rude, insulting customers when my manager is nowhere to be found. I have spoken to management about my social anxiety and how stressful it is, but they don’t seem to care. I have requested to be scheduled for more early morning stock shifts or to be a part of the detail team, but my manager acts like she doesn’t have the payroll to do so. I told her I didn’t expect those shifts in addition to my current shifts, but just to maybe schedule me on the floor two days a week and detail team two days a week. She actually acted like that thought hadn’t crossed her mind. >_> Really? This isn’t complicated stuff here. At this point I am only working here to pay my bills and hit my two-year part time mark so my partner and I can buy a house. After that I’m hitting the wanted ads hardcore.
This incredible pattern on the sea bottom was made by a tiny puffer male fish to attract a female. The circle is approximately 2m in diameter. Scientists still researching this behavior.
The first two pages from my upcoming comic Horus Story, the very true story of Horus’ birth according to Egyptian legend.
AAAAAHHH LITTLE SET AHAHHAH
Laughing entirely too hard oh my god
“I really want that box”
Vogue covers ~ by Helen Dryden Art Decó fashion illustrator 1922