Archive for April, 2012

Cats: Women’s best friends?

Posted: April 30, 2012 in animals, women
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The following article was written by Joe Taksel and originally appeared on PETA Prime.

A recent article in Time magazine reports on a new scientific study confirming what many of us “cat people” have known all along: Cats and their humans, especially women, form strong social bonds and a mutual understanding based on affection — and maybe just a little indulgence.
The researchers closely followed nearly every interaction between 41 cats and their human families over a lengthy period. What they found was that both the cats and their guardians responded to the other’s desire to interact — in everything from petting to being held to playing games. The study took the old concept that a cat’s behavior toward humans was based solely on the animal’s desire for food and stood it squarely on its head.
What the researchers observed was true mutual social attachment (i.e., love) as well as a return of affection by cats who were previously shown affection by their guardians. The humans and the cats were observed having direct influence over each other’s behavior. The study showed that the dynamics underlying the relationship between mutually adoring cats and their humans are nearly identical to human-to-human bonds.
So once it’s established that humans and cats form special social bonds with each other, how do we explain the fact that most cats prefer to interact more with women than men? Cat-loving men, take heart! Thanks to this study, we may finally have the answer. The observed cats repeatedly returned affection to the human who had previously shown affection toward the cat, and that human was female most of the time. The corollary to that observation would be that if the human who interacted most with the cat were a man, the cat would return the affection to the man.
Disclosure: I am a male, and I can attest to the depth of love, affection, and understanding that exists between a man and a cat. Whether I’m playing hide-and-seek with a cat, talking to a feline friend (yes, I had a cat who loved a multisyllabic chat), or just nodding off for a nap induced by a kitten’s hypnotic purr, I can say unequivocally that cats are this man’s best friend.
What is your relationship with your cat like?

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The Moon

Posted: April 26, 2012 in poetry
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5 short poems to the Queen of the Night…

THE SADNESS OF THE MOON (by Charles Baudelaire)

The Moon more indolently dreams to-night
Than a fair woman on her couch at rest,
Caressing, with a hand distraught and light,
Before she sleeps, the contour of her breast.

Upon her silken avalanche of down,
Dying she breathes a long and swooning sigh;
And watches the white visions past her flown,
Which rise like blossoms to the azure sky.

And when, at times, wrapped in her languor deep,
Earthward she lets a furtive tear-drop flow,
Some pious poet, enemy of sleep,

Takes in his hollow hand the tear of snow
Whence gleams of iris and of opal start,
And hides it from the Sun, deep in his heart.

THE FREEDOM OF THE MOON (by Robert Frost)

I’ve tried the new moon tilted in the air
Above a hazy tree-and-farmhouse cluster
As you might try a jewel in your hair.
I’ve tried it fine with little breadth of luster,
Alone, or in one ornament combining
With one first-water start almost shining.

I put it shining anywhere I please.
By walking slowly on some evening later,
I’ve pulled it from a crate of crooked trees,
And brought it over glossy water, greater,
And dropped it in, and seen the image wallow,
The color run, all sorts of wonder follow.

SONG OF THE MOON (by Claude McKay)

The moonlight breaks upon the city’s domes,
And falls along cemented steel and stone,
Upon the grayness of a million homes,
Lugubrious in unchanging monotone.
Upon the clothes behind the tenement,
That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines,
Linking each flat to each indifferent,
Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines.

There is no magic from your presence here,
Ho, moon, sad moon, tuck up your trailing robe,
Whose silver seems antique and so severe
Against the glow of one electric globe.

Go spill your beauty on the laughing faces
Of happy flowers that bloom a thousand hues,
Waiting on tiptoe in the wilding spaces,
To drink your wine mixed with sweet drafts of dews.

THE MOON (by Robert Louis Stevenson)

The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall,
On streets and fields and harbour quays,
And birdies asleep in the forks of the trees.

The squalling cat and the squeaking mouse,
The howling dog by the door of the house,
The bat that lies in bed at noon,
All love to be out by the light of the moon.

But all of the things that belong to the day
Cuddle to sleep to be out of her way;
And flowers and children close their eyes
Till up in the morning the sun shall arise.

TO THE MOON (by Giacomo Leopardi)

Oh gracious moon, now as the year turns,
I remember how, heavy with sorrow,
I climbed this hill to gaze on you,
And then as now you hung above those trees
Illuminating all. But to my eyes
Your face seemed clouded, temulous
From the tears that rose beneath my lids,
So painful was my life: and is, my
Dearest moon; its tenor does not change.
And yet, memory and numbering the epochs
Of my grief is pleasing to me. How welcome
In that youthful time -when hope’s span is long,
And memory short -is the remembrance even of
Past sad things whose pain endures.

Cosplay girls

Posted: April 26, 2012 in cosplay, women
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More beautiful Cosplay Girls. Enjoy.

REPLICANT\rep’-li-cant\n.  See also ROBOT (antique): ANDROID (obsolete): NEXUS (generic): Synthetic human, with paraphysical capabilities, having skin/flesh culture.  Also: Rep, skin job (slang): Off-World uses: Combat, high risk industrial, deepspace probe.  On-World use prohibited.  Specifications and quantities – information classified.
New American Dictionary.  Copyright © 2016

Early in the 21st Century, THE TYRELL
CORPORATION advanced Robot evolution
into the NEXUS phase – a being virtually
identical to a human – known as a Replicant.

The NEXUS 6 Replicants were superior
in strength and agility, and at least equal
in intelligence, to the genetic engineers
who created them.

Replicants were used Off-World as
slave labor, in the hazardous exploration and
colonization of other planets.

After a bloody mutiny by a NEXUS 6
combat team in an Off-World colony,
Replicants were declared illegal
on earth – under penalty of death.

Special police squads – BLADE RUNNER
UNITS – had orders to shoot to kill, upon
detection, any trespassing Replicant.

This was not called execution.

It was called retirement.

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LOS ANGELES
NOVEMBER, 2019
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To all his fans 2019, the year in which the action of this modern classic runs will be a perfect time to celebrate it with a sequel. Really? I don’t know how will be beneficial to this movie a sequel, but I think and I pray that Warner or any studio never never does a remake. “Blade Runner” is a mark of the sci-fi in the Cinema as “2001” or “Star Wars”. Who in a perfect mind could think about a remake of both movies? Yes, maybe some stupid producers, of course…

Is large the myth about this movie that revolutionized the genre of science fiction changed the conventions, created the cyberpunk look and updated the film noir. “Blade Runner” also promoted long reflections about his paranoid vision of a terrible future overcrowded, dark, dirty and controlled by multinationals, guarded by a pervasive police commited to distinguish between replicants and humans. And replicants “more human than a human” where only a machine can distinguish one of another. “And if the machine doesn’t work?”

But to “Blade Runner” become a cult movie Harrison Ford and director Ridley Scott had to survive their tumultuous relationship during the film production. All producers involved in the film never saw the return of their investment for years. Some brands that advertised through the streets of Los Angeles (Atari and Pan Am) collapsed few years later. Ford hated the final version edited by the studio without the permission of director Ridley Scott, and for ten years Scott tried to launch his own version of the movie.

In 1992, Scott releases his “director’s cut”, without narrator, without some closes of violence, with an abrupt epilogue and with a scene where an unicorn is seen running on the screen and that caused a stir among the fans by suggesting a different origin to the character of Harrison Ford. In the same year composer Vangelis releases his original movie soundtrack with new arranges and unprevious tracks. In 2007, to celebrate the 25th anniversary, director Scott releases the “final cut” in a special box edition with 5 DVDs replacing mistaken dialogues, correcting scenes digitally (the death of replicant Zhora includes) and adding scenes. Is this the final version?

Everything you always wanted to know about the movie and much more and never had to whom to ask: http://www.brmovie.com/.