THIS PHOTOSET OMG
WAS RUINING A PERFECTLY GOOD COPY OF ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND WITH WATER DAMAGE REALLY WORTH GETTING 8,000 NOTES?!?!?
TREAT THAT BOOK WITH RESPECT, GODDAMNIT. IT DOESN’T NEED TO GO FOR A NICE SWIM, IT NEEDS TO BE FUCKING READ.
GO TO THE TIME OUT CORNER AND THINK ABOUT YOUR CHOICES
It’s a book. A book still in publication in many other formats.
Those formats can be read and enjoyed.
The book isn’t the story. This isn’t “disrespecting” the book.
This particular book was used for another, very valid, form of art.
And it looks amazing.
Coming from someone who LOVES reading, I think we need to stop putting books on a pedestal like this.
Not to mention that the book was used to create a work of art that directly pays homage to the story the book originally held in the first place? Books aren’t the pages and the binding and the ink; if they were just that, they wouldn’t matter, and we would never have people who flip the heck out when they see someone doing something they perceive as disrespecting or destroying them.
Books matter because the stories held within them aren’t confined to just pages and ink (or data, as they now can be). Stories transcend the physical; they extend beyond the page, and beyond the pen, and beyond the author and the publisher, and beyond each individual reader, and by doing so, they help each person who they reach transcend themselves, and the physical things they are tied to as well.
That’s what makes books important in the first place.
Using one instance of its physical existence to create good art doesn’t disrespect a book - it honours it, by letting the story be more than just a collection of words on bits of paper, the way stories are meant to be.