My friends and I were exploring some abandoned silos in Chicago and met a young squatter with a very interesting story. It’s the story of David “Gone” Brault, a 23-year-old college student who lives at the abandoned Damen Silos in Chicago by choice, hoping to teach people how to live in the post-apocalypse.
As an architecture student I find this fascinating. This is architecture in its most basic form: taking a space and reshaping it to meet basic human needs. I have always found abandoned places to be so inspiring and beautiful and this is just so interesting. I don’t really associate with some of this man’s morals but still, very interesting.
at Storm King Arts Center 2010-12
photo by Jeremy l. Thompson
Redwall Cavern, Grand Canyon (by Royce Bair)
This weekend I did a stupid and terrible thing. For a full explanation, all you have to do is search for “gunnerkrigg” right here on Tumblr to see that I essentially threw away 8 years or so of work by being an idiot on Twitter. It’s better to leave the description of events to external sources,…
Tom, I have been reading GC for years, and it breaks my heart that you have thought about ending your life. I am so glad that you decided against it and am so proud of you for seeking help. As someone who has been struggling with major depression for a very long time this really hit home.
However, I feel that this situation of you “making an ass of yourself” has been blown out of proportion. I am confused beyond belief why what you said is so terrible? I am aware that it can be hard to be a transgendered person dealing with society’s bullshit, but to confront a man about how when he thinks of a “female character” he thinks of someone with the female anatomy without male genitalia and say he is horrible for thinking that and telling him its wrong? A man who they know has been fighting his own personal demons, a man who did not reject them or verbally attack them because of who they are. That is insane. I do not understand where all this backlash is coming from at all. But if you feel that what you said really was meant to insult people or that you feel guilty about it, and you apologize, good on you. It takes a very strong person to admit they have made a mistake or felt like they have and act on that feeling. We need more people like that in our day and age. Tom, I may not know you personally, but I do know this: you deserve to be here today. Don’t think anyone here would not care about your passing, because your fans love you and I think you are so creative and wonderful.
The Meryl-Pharrell GIF you knew you needed. With bonus hat.
This cured racism
This is going to be on my blog forever.
Shake it girl
OK ELSA. YOU GOT YOUR OSCAR. PLEASE DON’T LET IT SNOW.
Please Elsa. Let it go.