1/3 Art Blog, 1/3 Fan Blog, 1/3 Hipster Blog

Hi my name is Christina. I like pretty things and learning about the world. I belong to unusual fandoms and make gifs when I'm bored. I tend to ignore big problems and overreact to small ones. I love good conversations with people but I hate making eye contact with them. I feel most comfortable on the water and happiest when I'm singing.

Background Painting by Neil E.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Richard Ross

1. The court says I got to be here four months. I’m here for burglary, and I got ten open cases or more of past burglaries. I’ve been here six times, I think more. My parents don’t live together. I never attended school outside the center. I went to a program called CAT [a youth outreach program] and spent six months in a moderate risk program. I have three brothers and a younger sister. Another sister died when she was very young. —A.N., age 18 Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Miami, Florida.

2. I spent a year at TGK [Turner Guilford Knight Correction Center]. I was at the center for nine days on charges of home invasion, kidnapping, armed carjacking, aggravated assault, battery, and armed battery. All the charges were dropped to juvenile. If the charges had been filed as adult, I could get ten years’ prison time. I’ll probably serve three years — half of that if I behave well. In TGK, I was never able to touch my mom. After my first release from the center, she hugged me for the first time in over a year and we both cried and cried. All the visitation here is in the gym. It’s set up for a hug with a parent and then you can sit holding hands. —S.M., age 15 Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Confinement Unit, Miami, Florida.

3. Cook County Detention in Chicago, Illinois. Each floor is one mile around. The basketball court gives a sense of the scale.

4. No one has visited me here. No one. I’m not here for a status violation. They got me charged with more than that. I talk to the judge tomorrow. I have to touch the wall for doing what they call “antisocial” behavior — only a “procedure violation,” nothing big. I’ve been touching the wall for a while now. Doesn’t matter what part of the wall I touch as long as I have some part of me on the wall. I am trying to get some sleep here. —J.B., age 17 Hale Ho’omalu Juvenile Hall, in downtown Oahu, Hawaii, built in the 1950s, now closed.

5. Ethan Allen School, Wales, Wisconsin.

6. L.T., age 15, first time in custody, at King County Youth Service Center, Seattle, Washington

7. I was 13 years old with my boyfriend. We were both extremely high. We were burglarizing a house in the high desert. The owners came in… and the crime escalated. I’ve been in this cell since I was 14, sharing it with another woman ever since. I think it’s seven by ten. I’ve been eligible for parole, but on four different occasions the families of the victims were present to speak against my release. If it was my family, I would do the same, but I am a different person at 20 than the drugged child I was at 13. Now I’m the head of a women’s firefighting unit that works with locals and assists in brush clearing, mud slides, and forest fires. I’m due for release in four years and three months. I age out of the system. They have to let me go when I turn 25. —C.H., age 20 Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, Camarillo, California

8. A cell in P-Hall, the transitional unit at King County Youth Service Center in Seattle, Washington. Juveniles go to P-Hall after intake for evaluation and hall placement. More difficult kids also dorm here when they need more supervision. P-Hall has very high ceilings to prevent kids from breaking off sprinkler heads.

9. I live at home with my mother, ten-year-old brother, and stepfather. I don’t know my real father. I hate school and have been suspended. I spend my time at home hanging with my friends. I have two older brothers and one older sister, all in their twenties, and they all don’t live at home. I have been at King County for about a week and have been here three other times. They’re thinking of moving up my charges to Robbery one. I might be going to a decline status, not an auto decline, a person-on-person crime. I might be going to Residential Treatment Center to break the detention cycle… they tell me. —D.P., age 16 King County Juvenile Detention Center, Seattle, Washington.

10. Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center, Mendota, Wisconsin

April 15, 2014

todays just been one of those off days. sorry loves, cant quite motivate myself to make a twin peaks set tonight

April 14, 2014

cressus:

     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini

lambandserpent:

A whale fall is the carcass of a cetacean that has fallen into the Bathyal or Abyssal zone on the ocean floor. As they are found at depths of 2,000 m or 6,600 ft, they create complex localized ecosystems that supply sustenance to deep-sea organisms for decades. This is unlike in shallower waters, where a whale carcass will be consumed by scavengers over a relatively short period of time. It was with the development of deep-sea robotic exploration that whale falls were first observed in the late 1970s.

lambandserpent:

A whale fall is the carcass of a cetacean that has fallen into the Bathyal or Abyssal zone on the ocean floor. As they are found at depths of 2,000 m or 6,600 ft, they create complex localized ecosystems that supply sustenance to deep-sea organisms for decades. This is unlike in shallower waters, where a whale carcass will be consumed by scavengers over a relatively short period of time. It was with the development of deep-sea robotic exploration that whale falls were first observed in the late 1970s.

April 13, 2014
April 11, 2014

About Me

Basics:

Name: Christina
Age: 20
Gender: female

Favorites:

Food: Pasta, green beans
Drink: Mostly water haha
Book: I have this collection of One Act Plays that I’d be lost without
Author: Agatha Christie
Song: Right now? Big Big Love (Fig 2) - Foals
Movie: The Incredibles, Heathers, Best in Show, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
TV Show: Twin Peaks, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, A;tlA
Band: Foals, The Decemberists, The Strokes
Solo Artist: Kimbra, M. Ward, Mary Lambert
Place: Chesapeake Bay
School Subject: Science, Music
Sport: Sailing, Swimming
Male Actor: Aaron Paul (*)
Female Actor: Winona Ryder (*I never think about favorite actors tbh)

Life:

Significant Other: Jake
Siblings: Full-brother Dan, Half-siblings Jack & Jill (the horridly named twins)
Dream Job: Humanitarian work
Religion: Atheist/agnostic
Tattoos: None
Piercings: Just ears
Languages: Just english. Used to understand German and speak Spanish though. Can’t say how well those skills have aged..

Tumblr:

Reason Behind URL: From the third piece of advice the Giant gives Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks. “Without chemicals, he points.” Also a nice contrast considering my previous blog was a science blog.
Reason Behind Icon: 
Just that it’s my face and I’ve been intending to change it.
Why You Joined:
For this particular one, things on my old blog got really chaotic and unideal so I made a “refuge”
First URL: This blog was originally serotoninsynapse
# of Blogs: Uh one that I’m active in. Otherwise four.

swamped:

Thobias Malmberg
Spectrum of the Body, 2013

 
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