i'm olivia.
welcome to the genius of the sea.

i love sharpies. i represent the early 90s and people without smartphones. i plan not to move back in with my parents after i graduate from college...with a degree in film production...
challenge accepted.

chicago is my second home.

"for when i go away to college."

cleaning out my closet, leafing through old notebooks. found this note i wrote to my sister in a sketch book. i have the song but i have no idea when i wrote this and i definitely never gave it to her. full of random capitalization, punctuation, and line breaks that i’d like to think were poetically intentional but were clearly forced by the space i had in the margin of the page…

I know i haven’t been there

for you in the way

that you always needed me to

I regret not being a better

friend to you

I regret not being a better

sister to you.

I love you so much and i’m going

to miss you and i hope you

miss me too.

I want you to know i am always

here even when i’m not.

you are one of the most important

people in my life and i don’t

know if you know that.

it is long overdue that i

make sure you do know this

so this is what this song is about

Life is a beautiful thing full

of beautiful things, so if you

ever doubt that look at the

stars and know that if they

were mine to make, I would

have made them for you

not gonna lie, i’m a tad bit surprised by my younger self.


The potatoes have escaped

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Platypus test.

“The album introduced a striking voice—a diamond ground in the pestle of a filthy ashtray—with a remarkably assured delivery, the lyrics managing to sound at once channelled and rhythmically free. It united some of the best producers, cohesively, without opting for easy hits. And by serving one small, pressurized landscape as a whole, as if seen from every angle, ‘Illmatic’ bottled a time.”

—   James Guida on Nas’s debut album, twenty years later: (via newyorker)

(Source:, via newyorker)


So Yoon Lym  Hair and Braid Paintings

So Yoon Lym is a Korean New Jersey-based artist who has spent parts of her life also in Kenya, Uganda and France and who works in different mediums. In this post, we want to introduce her ongoing series of realistic acrylic on paper paintings of hair and braid patterns, titled “The Dreamtime“.
She started the series in the summer of 2008 and the paintings are based on photos she has taken of students and strangers she came across in Paterson, New Jersey where she has been working for the past 9 years.

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I’m sorry for coining the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”

In 2007, I invented the term in a review. Then I watched in queasy disbelief as it seemed to take over pop culture


Rugrats was really twisted.


Rugrats was really twisted.

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i dont understand why guys wont buy tampons because:

  1. NO one thinks theyre for you
  2. actually everyone thinks youre the sweetest person ever and there is a 103% chance i will date u
  3. nobody thinks theyre for you calm the fuck down

4. they’ll probably assume you have a girlfriend



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New York City Subway, 1969, Richard Estes




New York City Subway, 1969, Richard Estes


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Dr. Gory - Fear Of The Future (AUDIO EDIT)




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how to spend the next two hours…

listen to “this american life” episodes 355: the giant pool of money and 405: inside job back-to-back in that order. a breakdown of the lead up to the mortgage crisis and a profile of who stepped on who to get where. it doesn’t cover everything, but it covers the most confusing parts.

Steamy Lovin'




She had everything that makes a woman irresistible. Skin and eyeballs and the like. Are eyeballs made of skin? I made a mental note to google it later. Right now, the only thing I was googling was her ooglings, if you know what I mean.

"So," she said, "Alone at last."

"Aloner than Balin…

Killer piece by  Ben Baker on Hot Hot Phone.

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Artist Name: Robin Portnoff
Title: "Ballroom Bandit"


Artist Name: Robin Portnoff


Title: "Ballroom Bandit"

"mom got a bird to keep the rabbits out of the garden."

“We Palestinians don’t talk about fear, we talk about death. Our rockets scare them; their rockets kill us. We have no bomb shelters, we have no sirens, we have nowhere we can take our children and keep them safe. They are scared. We are dying.”

—   Mohammed al-Khoudry, Palestinian farmer (via fotojournalismus)

(Source: thebowspring, via fotojournalismus)