A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin —— (Insp)
“The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake.
Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?
We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.
They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to middle Earth.”
Marvel Characters Posters Meme – Black Widow
One of the world’s greatest spies and master of disguise, she’s the legendary scarlet-haired Natasha Romanova, the Black Widow!
*panics but in a super chill & casual way*
Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, MN.
THIS IS THE MOST PERFECT THING IVE EVER SEEN.
I respectfully disagree with your opinion, and am inclined to say that you are quite truly an abhorrent and despicable human being. Now kindly remove yourself from my ask box and refrain from ever messaging me again with your ignorant, vacuous, and narrow-minded outlooks on life.
Hey anon, what do you meant about ”no one wants to see that”?
IF ”no one” wanted to see this
then it would not exist
you have to review
your concepts about life
and about what MANY others
wanted for their own lives
the world does not revolve
around your own navel
LET US MAKE THIS 5K NOTES!
He’s just mad because he can’t acquire all the apple juice that I’m acquiring. (x)
Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters
they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay
“He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”
"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”
"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”
"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”
"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”
And, of course:
"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."
the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words.
This 18-foot-tall female Ocean Atlas sculpture can be found off the coast of the Bahamas. It was designed artist Jason deCaires Taylor. It’s part of an underwater museum called MUSA. (Article)
Yo refusing to walk through a door because a woman is holding it open for you is not chivalry, it’s called being an asshole.
When you hold a door open for someone, it should have nothing to do with their gender/sex/identity and everything to do with you just being a considerate human being.
I actually had a guy grab my waist, physically pick me up, yank me off of the door handle, and carry me through the door because I did this.
I reflexively open doors for folks and older dudes seem to hate it the most.
telegraph photoshoot october 2010