that is the way with stories; we make them what we will. It's a way of explaining the universe while leaving the universe unexplained, it's a way of keeping it all alive, not boxing it into time. Everyone who tells a story tells it differently, just to remind us that everybody sees it differently. Some people say there are true things to be found, some people say all kinds of things can be proved. I don't believe them. The only thing for certain is how complicated it all is, like string full of knots. It's all there but hard to find the beginning and impossible to fathom the end. The best you can do is admire the cat's cradle, and maybe knot it up a bit more.
--Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson
Sometimes rocks have urges, too
File under:
#ink

(Source: misswallflower)

monosexuals:

What he says: how do u know when lesbian sex is over???

What he means: I’ve never given a woman an orgasm ever in my life

officialhamlet:

i want realistic modern fantasy like

someone finding a dragon egg and livetweeting the process of trying to hatch it (with no prior knowledge on how a dragon egg should be hatched)

a guy selling an enchanted sword on craigslist

a tattoo artist who does spell runes but for really mundane stuff like conjuring a bound demonic pen or for summoning your keys

summoning a demon for the vine

selfies with mermaids

prank calling wizards

File under:
#it's a writing #magic
My story takes place in an otherworld setting where magic users make up about 1 to 2% of humans. Anywho, many of the magic users are noticeably marked because of their powers. This includes abnormal or vivid eye color and strange markings on their skin and unnatural hair color. I'm wondering if this is too cliche and overdone? How can I make it less cliche?
Anonymous

clevergirlhelps:

A lot of authors choose mutations they can purple prose over to mark their magical characters. I’ve seen lots of magicians that have weird hair/eyes/tattoos … not so many with tentacle fingers, warts, or something creepy like eyes without whites. I don’t intend to force you away from your original idea, but it the commonness of aesthetically pleasing magic markers is something to keep in mind. 

I think it would be cool to have side effects that aren’t visual. For example:

  • A certain voice tone that all magic users have. It would be funny if all the magic users sounded like a six-year-old girl, but if you’re not aiming for the ridiculous, you maybe the voice sounds like that weird monotone people use to disguise their voice in videos.
  • Magicians are surrounded by their own background music. It’s very subtle, audible only to the magic user and people 0-2 feet away from them. The music changes based on emotions and type of magic wielded.
  • Magicians all smell a certain way. I’ve seen this a few times, but it’s always a minor trait or a result of tinkering in laboratories. Evil people tend to smell like brimstone and good people tend to smell like something flowery (women) or smokey/spicy (men). Choose your own scent.
  • Magician’s touch. You can detect a magician by the way their skin feels. Their skin may look normal, but touching it feels like touching scales or feathers or water or a live wire.

(Source: our-escapism)

File under:
#musica #mix

bastlile:

A mix for your first day of college, school, or a new job that starts out slow to help you relax and then builds to get you pumped for the great day that you are about to have.

{Listen}

Mind-meld brain power is best for steering spaceships - tech - 01 February 2013 - New Scientist

power up the jaegers baby

(via 7ns)

I was just scrolling through my dash and I was like “oh a pacific rim quote - WAIT HOLY SHIT”

(via walkingsaladshooterfromheaven)

(Source: herdivineshadow)

File under:
#feminism #sjb

thaxted:

The thing about the Bechdel Test is that passing it should be easy. Failing it should be a source of shame, of course. But if you pass and then brag about that it’s like saying, “Of course I’m a good doctor—look, I didn’t murder all my patients! I mean, I didn’t help any of them either. But the not killing thing? That was very good of me.”

Failing the Bechdel is rolling a critical miss. Passing it is one tiny step above total abject failure, nothing more.

iceomseonixt:

bananaschnapple:

A hydra is a snake right? So basically Nick fury is trying to get hydra off the helicarrier right? Does that mean he’s trying to get those motherfucking snakes off his motherfucking plane?

(x)

realizing you’re only like a year younger than Steve Rogers was when he was thawed really puts a perspective on things

File under:
#musica #OH MAN
Artist: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

Track: "Bang Bang"

Plays: 5,554 plays
File under:
#musica
Artist: Sia

Track: "Chandelier"

Plays: 5,465 plays
File under:
#this #sjb

The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy | Sarah Kendzior (via brutereason)

solarbird added: see also the intrinsic fraud of the prestigious internship. (via solarbird)

this comes from the top rope.

(via bainard)

I pretty much hit reblog on this after point 1 alone.

(via tomewing)

felixandria:


this is it. my masterpiece. this is the best request i will ever receive and probably the greatest thing i will ever draw
the idea is that they are all on competing teams in the same league but after they smash each other up at the derby they go and get drinks together and they’re best friends don’t look at me

felixandria:

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

this is it. my masterpiece. this is the best request i will ever receive and probably the greatest thing i will ever draw

the idea is that they are all on competing teams in the same league but after they smash each other up at the derby they go and get drinks together and they’re best friends don’t look at me