A disabled killer whale that is missing two fins is able to survive in the wild with the help of its family, who hunt for its food.
The young killer whale has no dorsal fin or right-side pectoral fin, leaving it unable to hunt for itself.
But rather than be left to fend for itself or die, the whale appears to be cared for by members of its pod, which share their food with the youngster.
Stories Behind The Album #2 - Hit The Ground
“In the hovering between sleep and wakefulness, lucid but dreaming, Her mind got away from her, and all kinds of empty shit she had meant to put entirely behind her forever swam up and lived in her head again.” — Charles Frazier
Underneath our conscious awareness lies another consciousness called the subconscious. What this is or how to define it depends on what school of psychology or philosopher you’re talking about, but to put my own experiences into words; it’s another level of awareness. Altered states of mind when you can reach thoughts, understandings and memories that your conscious self has tried to forget, ignore or shut out. It can be truths and understandings about yourself that you simply don’t want to accept. It can be past experiences that you decided to forget and desperately tried to hide somewhere deep inside. It can be facts about a certain situation you’re in right now, about how you really should be handling it and what you really think is the best decision.
There are several different ways to reach your subconscious mind, and several different experiences you can have in these alternative states. One example is when you reach that ’higher level of awareness’ through meditation. When you feel the wholeness of your own being and you feel connected and completely aware of the here and now. Another form of subconsciousness is lucid dreaming. Even though you might not have the same sense of clarity and ’awareness’, you can reach other sides of your personality that your normal sense of logic would shut out.
There’s also a theory that when you subconsciously know that something is wrong, it will give you signs through a ’bad feeling’ about the situation. Even though your conscious mind says that this is what you want, there’s this nagging feeling that something is really wrong. That’s your subconscious mind trying to give you a sign.
There are other ways to reach alternative states of mind too, through drugs, alcohol or natural ways of releasing your self from logic. A lot of artists or creative people would say that when they’re lost in the creative process (when I’m writing a song for example) they’re in a higher state of mind. You’re in a different dimension and the world doesn’t exist out there.
I’m not going to tell you what Hit The Ground is about as a specific thing or experience. Just have these theories in mind when you listen to it, and form your own understanding of it. All I can say is that the more you learn how to connect with your subconscious mind, the more you get to know yourself. And in some cases, you learn that who you really are and what you really want under the logic you have created for your conscious self, is completely different. The more I learned to listen to my subconscious mind, the more I realised that I can never erase memories or experiences, I can only hide them and throw them out of my consciousness. But they’re still there, inside me, and they will always find their way out. The more I learned to listen to my subconscious mind, the more I understood that constant feeling of worrying and regret I’d been living with for so long. It was hidden memories trying to make their ways out. And when you enter that alternative state of mind, when you let your subconscious mind do the talking, you’re powerless. The scene you see in Hit The Ground is what my subconscious mind showed me one night.
“The lights drop like a crystal glass. You close your eyes at the smash of darkness. The bass lights. Beams dash and flash. A pound of light glances, a thousand arms fire to every star. A vocal of angel strums and plucks the crisp still evening air, hovering as a gas of delirious ecstasy. Veins flip and flap as invisible tails and whips of adrenaline, they rush and fly like escaping dreams. The arena draws dream as breath, kicking perfection with raw precision. The bass possesses your feet. Arms thump. Skin tightens. The bass stops. The vocal stands alone…still; suspending… distilling… everything. Fuck. Does any emotion defeat this euphoric dream? The neon lasers cascade and fire as heads rise to the Gods and Goddesses of ecstasy.
The waves ripple unseen, they are heard and transform to feeling. Like ghostly fingers they charge touch with immeasurable ‘gloria’. You close your eyes to contain such greatness. To be alive is a furious explosion of feeling. Eyes beam as cats through the pitch stillness. Anticipation draws blue. A whirlwind of blood builds and blows. For one pure hour…dreams rain, angels rise and fly with the mystical power of rush, a blanket of ecstasy floats a floor coated in dream. Nothing matters when emotion is so true. One hand of fantasy, the other with reality, with one clap a cloud of euphoria is unleashed.
Like the big bang of creation I draw to expand this chemical event.”
- The Cloud Of Ecstasy by Adam Paris
A Glasgow nightclub has installed a two-way mirror which allows male revellers in private booths to spy on unsuspecting women as they visit the toilet! With no notification or signage anywhere in the venue many female club goers have been left feeling embarrassed and used. Although they do briefly show the mirrors in a promo video, the club has been quickly deleting comments and posts on their social media from club goers trying to alert others to the situation. This is pretty much illegal and hugley violates privacy. Thank you The Shimmy Club for giving us a shiny, new, creative and cool take on objectification.
i’m never leaving my house again, this world is just too fucked up.
gross gross gross gross gross
Good morning disgusting.
- “No space, leave the place” (fingernail test)
- A two way mirror must be set INTO the wall, not placed on top of it.
- If you rap/knock against the mirror, one installed onto a wall (a normal mirror) will make a dull sound, because there’s something behind it. A two-way will have more reverberation.
- Use the flashlight on your phone to shine on the mirror, if it’s a two-way, you’ll be able to see into the other room.
- You can also shield your eyes and see in if you lean up against the glass.
- The room being viewed will have to be brightly lit (10x brighter than the room looking in), so if you’re in a typical dimly lit club bathroom, you’re ok.
Spread the word, but that advice about detecting two-way mirrors is false.
This is THE best GoT photoset ever.
this is amazing. ;)
living with a mental illness is not easy, fun or a joke.
i can’t stand people who belittle it and make it out to be a feigned illness for attention.
Pigeons love pizza.
The most necessary photoset.