As A Kid, I Often Said I Wished I Could Speak In Hieroglyphics
How rad it would be, I thought
[ though—since the timeline I'm referencing is circa rural Arkansas—
quite likely not verbatim, my choice of vernacular ]
If I could “talk with pictures”: fancy symbols—except
not carved in stone, but rather contained
in word bubbles,
like in a comic strip . . .
Y E A H .
A funny thing, time : cycles : that
symbol of the serpent swallowing its tail
All these years later, & where do I find myself?
Obsessed with animated .gifs, for fuck’s sake—&
yearning to communicate through means of a visual vocabulary.
I mean, let’s face it…does this gem excavated-from-the-uncredited-swag-on-imgur
not speak volumes?
Or how about this for a response?
[ Source: Sex With God : tumblr ]
& this flash-tastic action? Is it worth the proverbial thousand words?
Or does it have no value, since you’re such a worldly, highly-experienced Millennial?
[ So tough, the inured existence of a Trustafarian on tumblr, oui? ]
Hasty generalizations & snide jabs swept aside like unpaid internships, corporeal punishment,
or any scenario in which Unique, Special Beings aren’t coddled—even & especially
if [ HARMPH! ] “so-o-o bored.”
Sure : sometimes animated awesomesauce does get served with syllables & consonants…
For example: this little ditty by Seacrestcheadle, which—if Facefail permitted such forms of communication—
I would’ve plastered many moons ago on the ‘Wall’ of my pal Ugly Shyla ♥ [ because yeah, She 'Gets It ']
Alas! Seacrestcheadle isn’t why I’ve chosen to “get bloggy” this fine day
[ though worthy a post of his own, indeed! ]
Au contraire, I’ve intended to post about the following individual
for quite some time now, & finally: here we are—&
here the moment is…
If by chance you’re not familiar with the guerilla art of
Then please consider this a formal invitation to become acquainted, your
introduction by way of brief video clip [ courtesy : Babelgum ]
Admitted : at times the six-minute doc plays w-a-y-y-y Richter in the histrionics department
[ not to imply I don't—my guess is that producers urged Hijab to "ratchet up the drama"
for the cameras ] : to “raise the stakes,” ”show the element of danger,” “provide some
conflict”…as if the visual assaults she orchestrates aren’t confrontational enough.
However, to be fair [ I mean : gauche much, Mary? I'm only using their content! ]
I could be making excuses for the artist, when she’s portrayed exactly as she is.
Now that you have a bit of background info, I don’t feel as if I’m doing a dis-service by
sharing ‘only’ the digital art she creates.
Y’see, aside from recalcitrant acts of Hijabization,
the Princess constructs some friggin’ amazing GIFs; must admit.
& since ultimately, that’s what I’m ‘on about’ today
C H E C K ± T H E S E :
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