221cbakerstreet:

robofillet:

counterpunches:

literally just a clip of ravers dancing at a music festival, but with the rave music taken out and Benny Hill music put in x

I am never dancing in public ever again

I’m so happy that this is on my dash again

oate:

oate:

i s2g i’ve been laughing at this for 10 minutes

full article here


Go to Iceland, they said. Find yourself, they said.

oate:

oate:

i s2g i’ve been laughing at this for 10 minutes

full article here

Go to Iceland, they said. Find yourself, they said.

What I’m Doing in the Study

Here’s the recipe:

  1. Take one tightly-coupled plot with four interwoven PoVs.
  2. Decide, after two of those threads are completely done and a third is coming up on the Act 3 break, to rearrange the plot so the threads end at the same time.
  3. Realize that the two…

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barbarafriendish:

“Important: Ensure all components are free from mud, dung, and evil spirits before assembly.”

Rach, you know what they’re talking about.

barbarafriendish:

Important: Ensure all components are free from mud, dung, and evil spirits before assembly.”

Rach, you know what they’re talking about.

Con Harassment: How to Help

jessicalprice:

We’re starting to prepare for next year’s convention season at work, which got me thinking about cons and, inevitably, because of the experiences of a lot of my friends, about the harassment that happens there. 

And in thinking about and researching how to make conventions safer for women and other groups that are frequent targets of harassment (usual disclaimer — I’m going to approach this from the gender angle because it’s the one I’m most familiar with and immersed in, but men can be victims of harassment, women can be harassers, and most of what I say, I believe, holds true for harassment directed at other marginalized groups as well), I discovered that most of the advice out there is targeted at two groups:

What I didn’t see a lot of was advice on what to do if someone tells you they’re being harassed, and/or asks for help. There’s the Backup Ribbon Project, which I admire and support in theory, although I have some concerns about its effectiveness and the potential for abuse. And Jim C. Hines has a great post on the subject, but it is mostly a list of things not to do. For the most part, however, there seems to be a tacit assumption that wanting to help is the same as being effective in helping. In my experience, however, that’s not true for a lot of reasons. 

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For us, eating and being eaten belong to the terrible secret of love. We love only the person we can eat. The person we hate we ‘can’t swallow.’ That one makes us vomit. Even our friends are inedible. If we were asked to dig into our friend’s flesh we would be disgusted. The person we love we dream only of eating. That is, we slide down that razor’s edge of ambivalence.

The story of torment itself is a very beautiful one. Because loving is wanting and being able to eat up and yet to stop at the boundary. And there, at the tiniest beat between springing and stopping, in rushes fear. The spring is already in mid-air. The heart stops. The heart takes off again. Everything in love is oriented towards this absorption.

At the same time real love is a don’t-touch, yet still an almost-touching. Tact itself: a phantom touching.

Eat me up, my love, or else I’m going to eat you up.

Fear of eating, fear of the edible, fear on the part of the one of them who feels loved, desired, who wants to be loved, desired, who desires to be desired, who knows there is no greater proof of love than the other’s appetite, who is dying to be eaten up, who says or doesn’t say, but who signifies: I beg you, eat me up. Want me down to the marrow. And yet manage it so as to keep me alive. But I often turn about or compromise, because I know that you won’t eat me up, in the end, and I urge you: bite me.

Sign my death with your teeth.

Helene Cixous, “The Love of the Wolf” (via fleurishes)

From the “weird thematic stuff that sneaked into The Heart of Darkness” files.

blaqmercury:

"Ways of the Strega. Italian Witchcraft: It’s Lore, Magick and Spells." Raven Grimassi via #BeFunky iPhone http://goo.gl/jy6LM

blaqmercury:

"Ways of the Strega. Italian Witchcraft: It’s Lore, Magick and Spells." Raven Grimassi via #BeFunky iPhone http://goo.gl/jy6LM

aquacultures asked
Do you ever sign a poster/book/whatever and mess up and then get worried that some poor nerdfighter is going to buy said object and people will ridicule them buying something with a fake signature (because it is messed up)? I feel like I would end up buying back my own stuff if I ever got famous because I didn't want to sell stuff that i didn't do a good job signing. (with that said, every signature I have of yours is impeccable!)

fishingboatproceeds:

Yes. I worry about this a lot. When you spend three months signing for eight or nine hours a day, you have a lot of time to consider your signature and the relationship that people might have with it.

That is why, when I deliver what I feel to be a subpar version of the J Scribble, I write a secret URL beneath that signature, which links to a video of me apologizing for the terrible signature.

THIS.