New York-based artist Thomas Doyle creates beautifully detailed and thoroughly unsettling mixed media dioramas using models and materials originally made for model train sets. Houses fall from the sky and crash into the earth, creating dystopian suburban scenes. Elsewhere another home and its residents have been completely reclaimed by nature. However Doyle is not trying to tell specific tales with these scenes. Instead he leave the interpretation up to the viewer. Choose your own (disastrous) adventure.
Doyle is currently showing work at the Torrance Art Museum as part of the Prep School: Prepper and Survivalist ideologies and utopianism/dystopian visions show, which runs through May 15, 2014.
Mr Hearts’ Devilled Hearts - Rare Success!
…Alight With Passion! :D
You think it’s like this, but it’s really like this.
Wow - is there an entire video?
What the hell is that fox doing?
probably making a withdrawal seeing as he’s in line at the atm
my favorite part about this picture is that people saw the fox there and just started queuing behind it
the world is more magical than we think
"Get off my d__n window, apparition!"
The sad story of Choleric Nick grants you courage. And this thing’s smudging your glass
Whoa Whoa Whoa WHAT did you just said to Mr Eaten Whoa what this even I what holy-
You’re not sure what your hand - groping in the darkness - found. A commemorative bust of your aunt, perhaps. An acquaintance’s manuscript, thick as their opinion of their own talent. A block of Fourth City masonry - the broken left hand of some three-fingered god that you used it as a paperweight. Whatever it was, you threw it.
Your window shattered and your missile knocked the cowled shape off the ledge and into the nearby gaslamp. Fire flared. Its hood ignited. Sacks went up like a candle. As he burned, he threw off secrets like a flame throws off smoke. Some of them concerned lacre, and deep, palpitating caverns where it roils like Charybdis…
The next morning you awake from a firm sleep, breakfast on eggs, and head to the docks. There, you drag several of your earlier night’s companions from gutters, alleys, troughs, and - in one lofty case - a weathercock. You share the things you learned from Mr Sacks and send them off to find out what they can.
You watch them shamble into the city. They are bleary. They smell disastrous. Many of them are still drunk, and will probably be drunk for the rest of their lives. But they are yours, and they are resolute. Somewhere, Choleric Nick is waiting.
…So, Eaten-Sacks went up like a candle. As he burned, he threw off secrets like a flame throws off smoke (or like Rat of Glory, if that feels more proper) as he melted like candle.
Maybe I should have picked Dock instead of Widow.
PS: as for "Accept a memory of amalgamy" option…
RIP < DavidL >, we will never forget your noble sacrifice.
Investigating Sacks: 2013 Version! Last year, there was 3 Fate options:
- Seek knowledge (10 FATE) [Benthic]
- Seek the downfall of the Bazaar (10 FATE) [Revolutionaries]
- Intrigue with urchins (10 FATE)
Now, these 3 option got 2 FATE discount - and there’s new 12 FATE option for Widow, Duchess and Dock adventure.
…Maybe Duchess can introduce you to her Husband…
Acquaintance : Cantigaster
News! News! : "A casket marked with a black ribbon" not takes AWAY 7 Point of the Taste of Lacre quality. Cry, everyone. Now, it is not Bazaar which cries.
Misc, unsorted Wild Mass Guessing:
- Wait, so now Bazaar’s tear and Master’s blood is officially considered as “wine”. Does this means that ineberity is source of Bazaar’s power?
- …Yureka! I found Correspondence’s power source - DRUNKNESS. In deepest matter of Bazaar, always look into Booze.
- What happens if you feed the Tear of Bazaar to Sorrow-Spider?
- Maybe we can buy Cat or Egypt stuff with Duchess Connection one day. Hopefully.
- Your Computer screen can be considered as mirror. So, technically snakes, fingerkings and Sorrow-spider can burst out of it anytime. Have a Good day.
- Rat of Glory is Sleeper agent… Wait, so this is what they meant by stealing Forthigan’s Candle?
Folks: thank you all. As ever, it is a pleasure to be blessed with such a likeable and literate community.
The Advent Calendar is complete, but we do have one more gift for you all. We’ll be announcing it in the next week, but you heard it here first: we’re keeping the double-sized action pool past the end of December. We had hoped that it wouldn’t have a visibly damaging effect on our Nex income, and that we’d be able to extend it.
I’m glad to say that it seems to be working out well for us and it’s making everyone much happier: so provisionally, it’s here to stay - both the double-sized action pools and the enhanced action refresh. Happy Christmas. :-)
Wo… :D :D oh… I - ..my… O joy… Oh… my …Ah…
I… Indeed, 20 Action feels and plays much balanced. Thank you, FBG developer team. Thank you. Bless ye, and merry christmas.
- Anonymous said:What is the Parabola?
A dream-realm, Parabola, seems closer to London than to surface locations, and is sometimes visible through mirrors.
The parabola of dreaming...
- The list of nuclear war scenarios played out by WOPR at the end of WarGames
U.S. FIRST STRIKE
USSR FIRST STRIKE
NATO / WARSAW PACT
FAR EAST STRATEGY
US USSR ESCALATION
- Some non-Advent calendar updates!
You may have noticed a few additional things under “Attend to matters of Society and Scandal at your lodgings...