Our Lives, Borealis

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have done 2 separate parrot impressions for 2 separate occasions in 2 separate days… 

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Name: Kelly

Nickname: Kellista, Kell Kell, Keely, other affectionate names from affectionate friends (bb, bae, etc.)

Birthday: 11 April

Gender: Female

Sexuality: romantic asexual, for lack of a better word. to be more precise: “If I fall for you, then I’m falling for you!”

Height: 5’4”

Time zone: Twilight

What time and date is it there: 6:40 PM, Sep 18, Thursday

Average hours of sleep I get each night: 7 even though I don’t do shit and sleep in. ^_^

OTPs: Never felt compelled to make them!

The last thing I googled was: DSM-5 

First word that comes to mind: high (idk man, idk)

One place that makes me happy and why: Disneyland. Given usual situations, it absolutely cannot make me feel unhappy. It’s the happiest place on earth, as they like to say. It’s kind of my utopian world where everything’s happy and animals can talk and dreams really do come true. <3

How many blankets I sleep under: 2

Favorite beverage: Jasmine milk tea w/boba ^_^

The last movie I watched in the cinema was: Guardians of the Galaxy, I think… I got bored and was unhappy with sexist issues. But Chris Pratt is always A+.

Three things I can’t live without: oxygen, water, and food (I can’t think of a good answer)

Something I plan on learning: how to cook (eventually… not any time soon :P)

A piece of advice for all my followers: Be nice to everyone, love them as best as you can, because those kind habits will help you love yourself as best as you can. And Jesus H. Christ DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND BE WHO YOU ARE. Ain’t no shame in a happy life.

You have to listen to this song: I CAN’T PICK ONE/HOW DARE YOU:”Elephant Gun” by Beirut; “Starman” by Bowie; “Crown of Love” by Arcade Fire; “To Just Grow Away” by The Tallest Man On Earth; “Ghostwriter” by RJD2; “Shadow People” by Dr. Dog; “In The Mood” by Glenn Miller; “La Vie en Rose” by Edith Piaf

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Isabel Archer is a delightful little shit who has a very bad fate
She’s idealistic and hopelessly self absorbed, cramped with too many thoughts, naive and bold only in theory, takes satisfaction from impacting others’ lives but not for noble reasons as she might suggest, and really just frightfully clueless/stubbornly blind to dealing with average, mundane life.
But I relate to this lady so much
And I’m just sitting here like
Whyyy

Don’t question your conscience so much — it will get out of tune like a strummed piano. Keep it for the great occasions. Don’t try so much to form your character - it’s like trying to pull open a tight, tender young rose. Live as you like best, and your character will take care of itself.

– Ralph, The Portrait of a Lady

pixography:

Jackson Pollock ~ “Number 8”, 1949

It has been suggested that Jackson Pollock was influenced by Native American sand paintings, made by trickling thin lines of colored sand onto a horizontal surface. It was not until 1947 that Pollock began his “action” paintings, influenced by Surrealist ideas of  “psychic automatism” (direct expression of the unconscious). Pollock would fix his canvas to the floor and drip paint from a can using a variety of objects to manipulate the paint. Jackson  Pollock wanted an end to the viewer’s search for representational elements in his paintings, thus he abandoned titles and started numbering the paintings instead. Of this, Pollock commented: “…look passively and try to receive what the painting has to offer and not bring a subject matter or preconceived idea of what they are to be looking for.” Pollock’s wife, Lee Krasner, said Pollock “used to give his pictures conventional titles… but now he simply numbers them. Numbers are neutral. They make people look at a picture for what it is - pure painting.” &lt;source&gt;

pixography:

Jackson Pollock ~ “Number 8”, 1949

It has been suggested that Jackson Pollock was influenced by Native American sand paintings, made by trickling thin lines of colored sand onto a horizontal surface. It was not until 1947 that Pollock began his “action” paintings, influenced by Surrealist ideas of  “psychic automatism” (direct expression of the unconscious). Pollock would fix his canvas to the floor and drip paint from a can using a variety of objects to manipulate the paint. Jackson  Pollock wanted an end to the viewer’s search for representational elements in his paintings, thus he abandoned titles and started numbering the paintings instead. Of this, Pollock commented: “…look passively and try to receive what the painting has to offer and not bring a subject matter or preconceived idea of what they are to be looking for.” Pollock’s wife, Lee Krasner, said Pollock “used to give his pictures conventional titles… but now he simply numbers them. Numbers are neutral. They make people look at a picture for what it is - pure painting.” <source>