I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”
I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.
My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.
There’s something particularly eerie about an abandoned shopping mall. Perhaps it’s the stark contrast from its intended purpose: to see such a sterile place once designed to entice throngs of shoppers into its doors, now so completely devoid of any human life, dilapidated and darkened with time. It’s basically the very definition of post-apocalyptic. But in the case of the (now ironically named) New World shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, abandonment by humans doesn’t equate with lifelessness. The mall, which reportedly caught fire in 1999 (rumored to be arson by a competitor), has since flooded with several feet of water and become a paradise for koi and catfish.
As seen in these photos from chef / travel writer Jesse Rockwell, the resulting “urban aquarium” is at once delightful and surreal. Rockwell writes on his travel, photography, and food blog A Taste of The Road that someone deliberately introduced the fish (to probably reduce mosquitoes) into the vacant mall, but that locals in Bangkok’s old town “discourage people from visiting it.” He says he had to wait for a policeman to leave before entering, which makes his resulting images all the more breathtaking. (via The Verge)
nature is rad
Dishonored by Bethesda, who also made the Elder Scrolls series, will be free on steam this weekend! If you don’t own it already you should definitely check it out! I mean why not? It’s free
Also, Guild Wars 2 is HALF OFF! It’s a really cool mmorpg that requires no subscription! That’s one I would suggest you check out as well
Okay so their twitter said free but it’s actually $5
DISHONORED IS SO WORTH IT.
This movie is too damn hilarious for its own good.god bless warner brothers
Darude - Sandstorm
thank goodness i work tomorrow. I dont know how much longer I can go without having some form of communications with people in real life that aren’t m family. cooped up in this house ain’t grand.