Human beings took our animal need for palatable food … and turned it into chocolate souffles with salted caramel cream. We took our ability to co-operate as a social species … and turned it into craft circles and bowling leagues and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We took our capacity to make and use tools … and turned it into the Apollo moon landing. We took our uniquely precise ability to communicate through language … and turned it into King Lear.

None of these things are necessary for survival and reproduction. That is exactly what makes them so splendid. When we take our basic evolutionary wiring and transform it into something far beyond any prosaic matters of survival and reproduction … that’s when humanity is at its best. That’s when we show ourselves to be capable of creating meaning and joy, for ourselves and for one another. That’s when we’re most uniquely human.

And the same is true for sex. Human beings have a deep, hard-wired urge to replicate our DNA, instilled in us by millions of years of evolution. And we’ve turned it into an intense and delightful form of communication, intimacy, creativity, community, personal expression, transcendence, joy, pleasure, and love. Regardless of whether any DNA gets replicated in the process.

Why should we see this as sinful? What makes this any different from chocolate souffles and King Lear?

Greta Christina (Sex and the Off-Label Use of Our Bodies) (via sexisnottheenemy) (via finkspiration) (via itswalky) (via rosalarian)
theguestneversleeps:

The fine print: We love our movie and we love our soundtrack and we love our audience. That’s why this weekend we’re giving away digital downloads of the movie’s official soundtrack album to anyone who sees The Guest and Tweets about it.

If you’re asking yourself, “Self, what is The Guest?” then please check out this trailer and our reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

Here’s how you get your free soundtrack album…

Go see THE GUEST in a theater near you on September 26, 27, or 28.
Send a tweet with the hashtag #TheGuest and a picture of your ticket stub. It’d also be cool if you said something nice about the film.
Follow @TheGuestUSA on Twitter so we can DM you the download code.
Go to http://www.dropcards.com/theguest/ and enter your download code.
Please let your friends and family and enemies know about this opportunity to listen to the album that we’re calling the best soundtrack of the year.

Love and synthesizers,
Adam, Simon, Keith and Jess

Oh yeah, here’s the tracklisting for the best soundtrack of the year…

Haunted When The Minutes Drag by Love and Rockets
Hourglass by Survive
Anthonio (Berlin Breakdown Version) by Annie
The Magician by Mike Simonetti
Masquerade by Clan of Xymox
Omniverse by Survive
Because I Love You (The Postman Song) by Stevie B
Storm Column by Gatekeeper
A Day by Clan of Xymox
Emma by Sisters of Mercy
Obsidian by Gatekeeper
Cry In The Wind by Clan of Xymox
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theguestneversleeps:

The fine print: We love our movie and we love our soundtrack and we love our audience. That’s why this weekend we’re giving away digital downloads of the movie’s official soundtrack album to anyone who sees The Guest and Tweets about it.

If you’re asking yourself, “Self, what is The Guest?” then please check out this trailer and our reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

Here’s how you get your free soundtrack album…

  1. Go see THE GUEST in a theater near you on September 26, 27, or 28.
  2. Send a tweet with the hashtag #TheGuest and a picture of your ticket stub. It’d also be cool if you said something nice about the film.
  3. Follow @TheGuestUSA on Twitter so we can DM you the download code.
  4. Go to http://www.dropcards.com/theguest/ and enter your download code.

Please let your friends and family and enemies know about this opportunity to listen to the album that we’re calling the best soundtrack of the year.

Love and synthesizers,
Adam, Simon, Keith and Jess

Oh yeah, here’s the tracklisting for the best soundtrack of the year…

  • Haunted When The Minutes Drag by Love and Rockets
  • Hourglass by Survive
  • Anthonio (Berlin Breakdown Version) by Annie
  • The Magician by Mike Simonetti
  • Masquerade by Clan of Xymox
  • Omniverse by Survive
  • Because I Love You (The Postman Song) by Stevie B
  • Storm Column by Gatekeeper
  • A Day by Clan of Xymox
  • Emma by Sisters of Mercy
  • Obsidian by Gatekeeper
  • Cry In The Wind by Clan of Xymox
vhxtv:


Introducing: VHX Stats

We’re big believers in transparency and knowledge-sharing, and it’s time to put our money revenue stats where our mouth is. Today we’re launching VHX Stats, which will update daily, so you can watch the market grow as more people sell films and video content directly to fans.
The numbers that we’re putting out into the world so far are:
Number of titles for sale
VHX total gross revenue
Number of total transactions
Number of customers who’ve bought more than one title from VHX (something we want to improve)
Sales by geographic region
…with more to come. Creators want to have a conversation about the economics of selling their work, and this is our small contribution. Take a look, ask questions, and help us make it better.

vhxtv:

We’re big believers in transparency and knowledge-sharing, and it’s time to put our money revenue stats where our mouth is. Today we’re launching VHX Stats, which will update daily, so you can watch the market grow as more people sell films and video content directly to fans.

The numbers that we’re putting out into the world so far are:

  • Number of titles for sale
  • VHX total gross revenue
  • Number of total transactions
  • Number of customers who’ve bought more than one title from VHX (something we want to improve)
  • Sales by geographic region

…with more to come. Creators want to have a conversation about the economics of selling their work, and this is our small contribution. Take a look, ask questions, and help us make it better.