Tuesday Tumblr Collection

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This week’s Tumblr collection is Tuesday, October 17: Eyes.

clevermankaI’ve posted a weekly themed collection on my Tumblr nearly every week since October, 2011. Someday I’ll compile a list of them, with links to the dates. That day is not today.


17 Responses to “Tuesday Tumblr Collection”

  1. Rillquiet says:

    Waaay back before the internet was a thing, I remember finding a volume of that 1965 edition of LotR (Two Towers, I think) in a west Texas library and being tempted to the depths of my being with the desire to possess it. I'd never seen an edition like it: The binding was black cloth, and the gold stamped onto it gleamed, and nothing as gauche as a title marred it, and I knew, I knew I would never find anything like it again. But my folks had drummed into their kids that Stealing Is Bad and Libraries Are Sancta, so I slid it back onto the shelf and left it in that hot sun-drenched room. Years later, I found the edition described in a catalog and felt a bolt of recognition and renewed yearning. Now, of course, market info is everywhere and I can have my heart's desire for a mere…fuck me, $850. Ah well, perhaps it's better this way.

    • CleverManka says:

      Taking it probably would have been the equivalent to taking the one ring and you'd have ended up crouched over calling it precious.

      • Rillquiet says:

        It is…too late…for me, my Mankanauts. (In a way I have; the memory has much more emotional resonance than ownership would. Childhood is a time of extremes.)

    • Absotively says:

      It looks like there's about a bazillion copies of this extremely similar looking 1967 edition. Most of the people selling them haven't actually taken any pictures, so I'm not sure whether it's the same cover under the dust jackets. The description of this copy sounds right, but it has very different dust jackets, though it lists the same ISBN as all the ones with the stock photo with similar dust jackets to what you linked. You could probably email one of the sellers to ask. Or just buy one of the sub-$5 copies and cross your fingers.

    • pseudonymica says:

      I felt that way about a magnificent facsimile of the Canterbury Tales at my college library. I checked it out all the time to copy the calligraphy, and when I tried to return it the last time a work study wouldn't take it because, quote, "you already returned it and it's back on the shelf." I argued with her for a minute ("If I already returned this giant book how did I just walk in with it and why is it sitting *right here*?"). Then I came to my senses, had a brief ethical debate in my head, remembered that no one else had checked it out since the 70s (the library was still using paper pockets and card catalogs the first time I checked it out), reasoned that the internet was pretty cool if someone did want to see what the original looked like…and walked out with my prize.

  2. damngoodcoffee says:

    I wanted to let you know I came across a tumblr post/reblog of yours yesterday about solarpunk that led me down the rabbit hole (I had only heard of the term a couple of times before and really had no idea what it meant), and now I love it and have a whole new solarpunk 'to read' list. So thank you. 🙂

  3. pseudonymica says:

    My brain can't figure out what to link or post right now but I really want to share: Google image search Tal Peleg. She does detailed pictorial eye makeup – there's a Dali that's one of my favorites fairytales (why have princess eyes when your iris can be the pea under a pile of mattresses instead?!), and stunningly expressive tiny paintings about things like loneliness and bullying.

  4. redheadfae says:

    I have a love for reptilian eyes.
    Years ago parrot eyes used to give me a visceral terror, no idea why. Of course, the woman in the witchery shop where it was located said it was a past life event.
    But strangely, the cockatoo she had took a liking to me and she said no one else had been able to get near him without being bitten.

    Eye collections always bring to mind that National Geographic image, and I love that they revisited her:

    <img src="http://s.ngm.com/afghan-girl/images/afghan-girl.jpg"&gt;

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