This long-awaited debut novella from neo-legendary sub-surface poetess Narco Pastel marks the first attempt to translate the party into a literary medium. As a pioneering entry into the Party Novel... More > genre, The Autobiography of Leisure is designed to be digested socially, doused in communal energy, and enjoyed with a healthy suspension of objectivity. Pastel’s offering highlights the abject boredom of Modernity and attempts to replace it with an evolved dialect that centers on the importance of perpetual amusement. Contemporary society would be well-advised to heed Pastel’s morality tale of secular monastic hedonism or risk asphyxiation by spectacle.
Well before its official print release The Autobiography of Leisure became the first book to be banned on the internet, as the volatility of its content and subsequent response offended the Google Documents user agreement -- the platform upon which the book was initially composed and distributed.< Less
Renoir first began to conduct experiment with pastel soon after Manet and Degas, in the mid-1870s, and his interest in the medium increased through the next decade. In contrast to his drawings, which... More > he exhibited rarely, he considered his pastels an essential part of his art work and frequently showed them in public. He rarely employed pastel for his formal portrait commissions, however, reserving the medium for works in which the sitters were friends or family (and almost exclusively young women and children, whom he saw as particularly appropriate subjects for the delicate, luminous effects of pastel).
One contemporary critic has explained Renoir's pastels:
"If he frequently used that medium to depict those near and dear to him, it was because pastel, which combines color with line, gave him the possibility of working rapidly to capture in all their vividness the rapid flash of intelligence and the fleeting show of emotion".< Less
This 3-strand beaded tubular bracelet has 3 colors of Swarovski crystals scattered on each strand. It is easy and quick to make and the large color diagrams and step-by-step instructions will walk... More > you right through it.< Less
Heliotrope Security Aoi is the name of a little girl. Only the little girl is actually a half-price neoplastic sex doll animated by an ancient artifact created by a post-singularity race from... More > another universe. And the little girl lives in an alien cosmos herself, the universe of Pastel - a place of floating rectangular continents and endless sky. She has powers, too, only she doesn't know how or why. The question is -- can she save the universe? And which universe? A wild ride awaits...< Less