Ales Kot is a writer. His graphic novel debut, 'Wild Children', arrived to rave reviews and commercial success in July 2012. And since he's writing this bio:


Hi, this is me, showing myself to you. I write stories that are alive inside me because I believe in love and because stories are communication and communication is how love moves.


I write all kinds of stories; the umbrella term of "speculative fiction" is probably the most fitting one, if you want such a thing.


Kot has been described as "one of the most mental writers of the last hundred years", "a national disgrace", "a master of propaganda" and "the star child".


I made up most of the previous sentence.


Come with me. It will be a journey.


http://www.aleskot.net/

"The greatest work of art George W. Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog,” screamed the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who had been arrested twice by U.S. forces during the occupation. Bush dodged the shoes with the same ease with which he’d had dodged consequences all his life; those for drunk driving, for ruined companies, stolen elections, war crimes, the destruction of Zaidi’s country. After he dodged the shoes, Bush joked about free countries. Meanwhile, guards beat Zaidi bloody. Police tortured him during the nine months he served in jail. Bush’s first art exhibition, “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy,” lacks the apt metaphor of Zaidi’s shoe throw. Bush’s 30 oil-on-board portraits of world leaders will hang at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas through June 3. As artifact, they’re fascinating, even if as art they’re not."

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“The worst thing you can do for your partner and your relationship is believe that you know how to make intimate unions work. In reality, there’s no way that any of us could know. Biology, which takes many, many generations to change, has not prepared us for love’s special challenges in our rapidly changing culture. Tradition is hopelessly outdated – the old socialized roles and norms have broken down almost completely – and pop-psychology gives little more than platitudes or oversimplified and contradictory advice. But don’t despair: The human brain is amazingly adaptive and capable of learning. The only thing that blocks us from being able to learn how to love better is the ego; we simply don’t want to admit that we don’t know how to do it right. To be relieved of the awful burden of ego, repeat the following out loud, three times: I don’t know what the hell I’m doing when it comes to making a modern intimate relationship work! Once relieved of the burden of defending our egotistical preconceptions and prejudices about how relationships should be – and how our partners should see themselves and the world – we’re free to apply our intelligence and creativity to learning how to love the unique persons we come to love. The most loving thing you can say to your partner is: Teach me how to love you, and I will teach you how to love me.”

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historywars:

Russian boy used to swing an abandoned gun by the Germans.

historywars:

Russian boy used to swing an abandoned gun by the Germans.

Morgan and I made a short comic. It’s here, free to download, for your reading pleasure.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/81220444/Liber_Ales_Mog_ltrs_19JAN14.pdf

Morgan and I made a short comic. It’s here, free to download, for your reading pleasure.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/81220444/Liber_Ales_Mog_ltrs_19JAN14.pdf

Want to read one of my favorite comics of 2013? Julia Gfrörer’s ‘Black is the Color’ is free to read here: http://studygroupcomics.com/main/black-is-the-color-by-julia-gfrorer/

Want to listen to one of my favorite musicians, period? Ben Frost’s albums are here, listen for free: http://benfrost.bandcamp.com/album/the-invisibles

The two go great together. Enjoy.

From Zero #006, by me, Vanesa R. Del Rey, and Jordie Bellaire.

From Zero #006, by me, Vanesa R. Del Rey, and Jordie Bellaire.

dearscience:

Untitled (I told my therapist about you) (by dooce

dearscience:

Untitled (I told my therapist about you) (by dooce

grandmagrass:

here a woman starts picking the ripe chameleons off of the chameleon tree

grandmagrass:

here a woman starts picking the ripe chameleons off of the chameleon tree

misterwalsh:

Secret Avengers Issue 02 is in stores tomorrow. Just a reminder from your friendly neighbourhood M.O.D.O.K.


Yes, this is our baby. 

misterwalsh:

Secret Avengers Issue 02 is in stores tomorrow. Just a reminder from your friendly neighbourhood M.O.D.O.K.

Yes, this is our baby. 

"Beauty is a game that does not permit those who can compete to retire as champions. What do you do when you’re faced with a game that no one can win, but which everyone feels compelled to play? What’s the point of squeezing yourself for the rest of your life in order to contribute your several drops to the ocean of human knowledge? Or culture? Duchamp was in Buenos Aires when his sister was married and he wrote a letter about how any game a person felt compelled to play was also a game whose rules anyone could change."

Via Adult Mag: "Ugly Sexy" — read more here.