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Chasing Smoke – Princess Mononoke Nouveau

Posted on December 6, 2012

"Chasing Smoke", ©MMXII

I first saw Princess Mononoke as part of an outing with the Anime Club in high-school. The Art Institue of Chicago was holding a special screening at a time when anime had never seen major distribution in America. In the late 90s, if you wanted anime or manga, you were going to have to work for it. The lights went out and Yo-yo Ma's strings set every otaku's teeth on edge. Equal parts history and legend, the story captured the hearts of audiences around the world.

Featured on Tokyo Pop:

"Princess Perfection - Writing about this Princess Mononoke print by David Tanimura is a difficult proposition because it's so freakin' mesmerizing that we keep staring at it instead of finishing our senten- seriously, would you just look at it already? Tanimura perfectly captures the essence of the film and the nouveau aesthetic suits the Studio Ghibli eco-epic surprisingly well. Now if you'll excuse us, we need to go re-watch Princess Mononoke because reasons."

Miyazaki's epic masterpiece remains my favorite films of all time.

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Original advertisment for JOB rolling papers, Manuel Orazi:


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Palliativity 173: Intimate Portrait

Posted on December 6, 2012

The source of all my chronic pain is captured in this Cerebral Spine MRI taken last month:

Cervical Spine MRI - November 2012

Pinched facet on C6. Inflammation around C2 and C3.

I've had over a dozen MRIs, 3 CT scans, a bone-scan, but never such a clear diagnosis.

The picture above is the best portrait yet of 17 years survivng on palliatives, both crude and numbing.

Medicated : one week

My resolution in 2013 will be to kick this shit to the curb once and for all.


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