Anonymous asked:

Hi hi Mr Ian, your blog is very awesome and all but I noticed you don't do the fun commentary anymore? You doin alright there buddy? You're really funny, I was wondering if you had a side blog or anything. Have a good one ^-^

SOMEBODY NOTICED. You noticed me. :ugly sobbing: you actually noticed

You know, anon, it was fun adding my own color commentary to other people’s work, but after awhile I found it was really sapping my creative energy and the art/designs/illustrations/arbitrary weird shit was strong enough to stand on its own, so I made an executive decision and decided to direct my words elsewhere. But I appreciate the compliment so thanks faceless stranger!

And you are correct in your deductions, anon. I do indeed have a side blog where I post a good deal more, though I prefer not to broadcast it so that my follower pool is predominantly populated by people I know and more importantly: people who sincerely want to be there. If you’d like to send me a message off anon though, I’ll send you the link privately.

Other than that, if you like my words and think they’re pleasant to your brain matter, you can always follow me on the Twitters: @zombieianbrooks or if you’re just a pretty pictures kind of person, you can look at my beautiful photos of Alaska over at the Instagram: @ian_brooks

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Dawn of Cicada Time by Ian Brooks

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Hey guys, time for a personal plug. Empty Sink Publishing has just released the April edition of their online magazine and I AM EXCITE that they have featured a short story I wrote about the 17-year cicadas that emerge in the Midwest called “Dawn of Cicada Time”, a narrative about the lives of these obnoxiously loud insects that live for so long to have only a short period of time in the sun. 

Here’s some expert testimony from my friends who have already read this story and insist you do the same:

whowasntthere enthusiastically states: “A lovely piece of work from Ian that everyone should read. It has beautiful imagery and sci-fi overtones, even with the realistic subject material. I’m also not going to be annoyed by the loud buzzing this Summer, but rather happily (and sadly) imagining this story”

peterfalkscorpse warns: "Do yourself a favor and read this shit. Make a good decision for once in your life. Your father and I are very disappointed in the direction your life is taking, we just want what’s best for you"

hansma, who contributed the above artwork says: "I had a lot of fun getting to work with Ian on this illustration. I highly recommend you read his story because it is pretty brilliant"

armsbendback affectionately remarks: "Ian is my favourite and you should go and read this"

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Cover 1 by Heather Hansma / Cover 2 by Mike Kevan

Dawn of Cicada Time by Ian Brooks

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Hey guys, time for a personal plug. Empty Sink Publishing has just released the April edition of their online magazine and I AM EXCITE that they have featured a short story I wrote about the 17-year cicadas that emerge in the Midwest called “Dawn of Cicada Time”, a narrative about the lives of these obnoxiously loud insects that live for so long to have only a short period of time in the sun. 

It’d be rad if you would read it and if you think the story is also rad, share it with your friends and family or on your various spectra of social medias. Or just read it and enjoy it, hopefully. Whatever works for you, I’m not your mother. But please, if you’ve got 10-15 minutes of time to kill today, check it out.

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Cover 1 by Heather Hansma / Cover 2 by Mike Kevan

The End of the Pier photos by Finn Hopson

"The slow demise of Brighton’s West Pier.

 The final section of the UK’s only grade II listed pier, photographed during some of the lowest tides of the year from 2012 until the present day. An ongoing project that will end once its finally disappeared into the sea. As seems appropriate for a project concerning the slow passing of time each image is shot as a very long exposure, varying from about 30 seconds to 4 minutes, isolating the details of this grand old structure in the water, and highlighting what’s no longer there. “

Prints available at finnhopson.com

Artist: Behance / Blog