birdcat pokemon. hatched in the US, brought up between there, taiwan, and japan, now haunting moscow. loves languages, literature, alcohol, hookah, and fine and vulgar conversation alike in 中文 // 日本語 // русский // español // english.
yesh. and now for my story, as promised. let me tell you about The Red Button. so, let's imagine that you've just moved from tokyo to moscow, and you understand barely half a lick of this lovely slavic language that looks a bit to you like backwards Rs and Ns mixed with some physics and math symbols, and sounds like nothing short of an ancient enigma developed by aliens. you are here in this foreign land, and you have one mission today -- to get your documents notarized at the notary ("нотариус," which, as soon as you are able to phonetically sound out for yourself, you actually fervently believe for about two weeks to be the russian word for "Notorious"). all is more or less fine and well. your HR department has kindly called a taxi for you and briefed the driver, such that you can more or less accomplish your goal without so much as uttering a single word in any language, and manage to get to and from your destination safely. you enter the notary's office, and to your utter relief find a woman there who immediately notices your foreign passport and takes pity upon you, collecting from you your documents and identification and disappearing into a small room, only to reappear moments later with a giant book and a few papers and official-looking stamps. she asks that you sign around 5 papers, all covered in cryptic cyphers, and you meekly obey, for lack of anything better to do.
in a matter of moments every paper has been stamped and signed and made copies of, and you are politely whisked out the door back into the antechamber from whence you came, papers in hand. well that wasn't so bad, now was it? you ask yourself, as you shuffle toward the main door. you give a casual tug to the handle... and that's when you realize you can't leave. yes, you're trapped. nervously, you scan the premises for clues. there must be some trick to this. you're not important enough for anyone to bother taking you hostage. this must be some kind of silly mistake. you spy a security camera peering quietly at you from a corner in the ceiling, and start to feel a little uneasy... and then you see it. The Red Button. it's round and shiny and has some strange text scrawled under it in large and imposing block letters. it probably sets off a bunch of alarms, it must be some kind of soviet rocket launcher, it must be the real deal -- as appealing and mysterious as it looks you'd be CRAZY to touch it. you spend a good 5 minutes deliberating over what to do. then the door to the office swings open, as if on cue, and a young secretary looks at you through the doorway with curiosity, wondering what in the hell you could possibly be doing just standing there and pondering a red plastic button like an imbecile. "ah, i er... i was just.. i mean, how do i get out?" you sputter. suppressing a giggle, she brushes past and Does The Unthinkable: she PRESSES the RED BUTTON. you duck for cover and look about wildly. but instead of all hell breaking loose, you hear the front door lock quietly release, and soon you're back out there, back in your taxi, headed back to familiarity.· nutty bird in a glass box 1
FKA TWIGS- FIGURE 8 (AUDIO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdj-urL1zNA the squarepheanix's most favorite favorite favoritest track. for years. put on the good headphones, close y glazzies and just. rissen.
one day when i have a house and munnyz i shall buy this very thing ------------- Inka Essenhigh | Daphne and Apollo (2013) | Available for Sale | Artsy "Available for sale from Jacob Lewis Gallery, Inka Essenhigh, Daphne and Apollo (2013), Oil on canvas, 60 × 72 in" https://www.artsy.net/artwork/inka-essenhigh-daphne-and-apollo
эх. why, whyyy can't they find half-decent writers and directors to make these shows less cheesy and overly predictable x 1000? ((( okok.. only one episode in.. maybe it gets better?! ._. (微微一笑很傾城 // a smile is beautiful, for those keepin tabz)
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