Adam WarRock “Shake” (free download)
So I made this song, and I should probably credit my friend Carey for introducing me to “Shake It Off” one morning in her office, with her yelling at me “You should make a rap song out of this!” She planted the seed in my head, that later became this song. And I have to say, I’m pretty proud of it. I have a tradition of taking famous pop songs and making raps out of them, so I guess it was only a matter of time before I took this song and flipped it (and for the record, I have always loved this song since that first morning in Carey’s office, I ain’t embarrassed. It’s a great pop song). So here’s a good way to get your week off and popping, or something.
Don’t forget, my 24 Hour Rap-A-Thon is still happening October 18! For 24 hours straight, I will write, record and post music, and you can pledge a per song amount or lump sum donation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org! A portion of all proceeds go to RAINN.org, to fight sexual violence and abuse. Support indie music, support a good cause, tune in and watch me make a ton of music from scratch!
Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!
Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics.
A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.
With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!
Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.
So here are some buzz words~
Tailors and dressmakers!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!
Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction! Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?
(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))
i am so into this wow
sign me the fuck up
I want a solarpunk future. *_*
SOLARPUNK OH MY GODDDDDD i love it
CURVY ORGANIC LINES, REFLECT NATURE, FLORALS VEGETATION, UGHHHH I WANT IT
Cold is a relative thing in the USA
This… is pretty accurate, actually (except we’ve done cookouts where it’s definitely below 35F before. Tailgating during winter sportsball, anyone?)
And the winner of the best game poster goes to…
Happy birthday, admhawthorne!!
AND SHE’S BRUCE WAYNE’S COUSIN
Wooooooow~ /headdesk to the max.
Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.
All of this is fucking bullshit. He was fucking cosplaying. Do you know how many people come into our store in cosplay?
We have dudes dressed up as fucking NERV soldiers, in army fatigues, in old cop cars they bought and doctored up to make them look “official” again, and no one blinks a fucking eye… probably because they’re white.