"Eg er framand" (I am a stranger) by Arve Moen Bergset. Norwegian and English lyrics. (This version is an extended of the one translated on that page, so it’s missing some parts, but it’s better than nothing.)
Norwegian traditional music, you guys. Just listen. It’s so, so beautiful. It’s a religious/Christian song, but I think you can enjoy this even if you are not religious. I’m personally not, but most of the traditional Norwegian songs I love are religious hymns. Arve Moen Bergset belongs to a group of vocal perfomers of traditional music called “kveder”, and the singing style/technique is just wonderful, I think.
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
every time i see this i laugh so hard i’m in physical pain
Fortitude: Be brave. Courage is the noblest of all attainments.
—The Woodcraft Laws
Normally, for fairly obvious reasons, these blog posts are about me – my experiences and feelings. However, in light of recent events, I want to dedicate this entry to a person that I’ll be calling Tamba.
I’m on my phone and I thought this was a collection of gays getting married in one of the recently legalized states but
It’s LotR cast
Which is pretty much the same thing.
Yup. A bunch of guys constantly climbing all over each other.
Those were the times…
omfg the last one
So I totally missed the whole LOTRPS thing, and never really got it.
…I think I understand now.
BLESS MARVEL, they’ve officially released this in HD
I think most everyone on my dash could use happy dancing Groot today <3
I’m so sorry I’m kicking your ass in pizza fight.
Really? I really wish I would do it
What an impressive feat in editing! Wheezy’s always upping the game on YouTube.
Thanks. However, very little editing is required when you have a cloning machine.