If you say “I don’t read” like it’s something to be proud of, punch yourself in...– Donald Bell (via nakeyamerican)
What was it Catelyn Stark had called them, that night at Bitterbridge? The...– George R.R Martin, A Feast For Crows
What was he, if not a neuron of the universe firing frantically into the dark?...– Spring
big on manners.
I just pulled Spring up and smiled without meaning to. I’ve been having a lot of fun with this revision; since I wrote serotonin deficiency and omnissiah I’ve really loosened up in the way I write. Shit doesn’t always need to be epic. I’m going to fire it off to the Vogel tomorrow night (got a synopsis to tweak too, dammit), then in a little while I’m going to get it...
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social...– Martin Luther King
Why are we on board with that? Shamelessly willfully ignorant morons...– I Can’t Tell If the World Is Being Serious Anymore | Cracked.com
Whether one believes in evolution, intelligent design, or Divine Creation, one...– Mohamed El Baradei
…a plant that makes you look at the world in a more humble way, that makes...– Joe Rogan
'Out of touch' Cate Blanchett, Michael Caton tell... →
“CATE Blanchett has sparked outrage in the community with her decision to front an advertising campaign promoting the Federal Government’s controversial carbon tax. The millionaire Hollywood actor has been accused of being out of touch by spruiking the benefits of the tax that she can afford to pay, unlike many already hard-up Australians. The ads are aimed at convincing the average...
The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool.– William McFee
Where did he go when he slept, if not the outside that was inside?– Spring
It’s harder to be bored than ever, but what are we so frightened...– Switched-on world is killing creativity, expert warns | Adelaide Now
I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is...– Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time)
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only...– Isaac Asimov
He’d caught glimpses of what lay beyond, they all had, in the halfway places between sleep and waking, in the chemical vistas of psychotropics and chance moments of elucidation, but sleep could be woken from, trips descended from, elucidation broken down and explained away. This wasn’t that. This was him falling somewhere between the understanding that he was the lynchpin that held all...
When I decided to grow up to be a writer, I started writing every day. If I’d...– Expert Novice - Make Your Work Vivid (via bridgettelizabeth)
never truly matters.
We are closer to God when we are asking questions than when we think we have the...– Abraham Joshua Heschel
They understand, on some level, that he’s one of the gaolers, but they don’t...– Micah, Spring
learning, always learning.
My goal with this redraft of Spring - for submission to the Vogel Award - was to trim it from 110,000 words down to the upper limit of 100,000 words. To give some measure of perspective; the previous incarnation of what Spring has come to be was somewhere around two hundred and fifty thousand words, written around five years ago. After a couple of years off, I came back and rewrote it from the...
It is not the job of artists to give the audience what they want. If the...– Alan Moore
I want no part of a judgmental universe. I’d much rather look up and feel a very...– August, Spring
He didn’t apologise. Apologies changed nothing but silence. — Spring
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a...– George Bernard Shaw (via 80ftoctopus)
does anyone know
how to block certain mentions of certain users up in here, even if you’re not specifically following them?
We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon. In...– Konrad Adenauer
We seek to find peace of mind in the word, the formula, the ritual. The hope is...– Benjamin N. Cardozo
It’s a week of revisions down here in the future half of the world. I’m busily chopping Spring to pieces for the Vogel Award (around halfway through and I’ve chopped seven and a half thousand words) as well as tweaking serotonin deficiency and omnissiah. I’m working on ideas for the online space I plan to launch for my writing (the aforementioned will comprise the vanguard...
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through....– Anaïs Nin
It says something about our propensity for wanting the state to protect us from...– Tough on planking. Tough on the causes of planking. | The Punch
Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, time carries away the names...– Harlan Ellison
March 29th – 15:14 Vienna International had been destroyed right down to its foundations during B.D. He remembered reading somewhere that, in all the communications breakdown, insurgents had taken over the control tower and not only directed all incoming flights to land at once, but sabotaged the landing lights so incoming airliners screamed down runways directly at the airport itself. In...
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Every couple of years or so I tend to get a little restless. Two years ago I went into hospital for back surgery, and when I came out I came across tumblr. For the past two years of recovery and lingering pain and oh-so-much patience I met a lot of amazing people of whom many were on the other side of oceans and horizons. I also came across a lot of bitchery and banality. I think a lot of the...