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31 Jul 02:55

Why I write

by toni

Not a story, I know, but this week’s terribleminds challenge caught my attention. The subject? Why I write. It’s a great question. It ties in with Gen Con, which has its own writer’s symposium (which I am totally at! Right now! Well, right now I’m in my hotel, but you get the idea).

I have to say, at first, this question filled me with all manner of existential dread. As if the real question were “who the f*k said you could write?” So, I played whack-a-mole with that thought process until I beat it back down to whatever subconscious anxiety pit it oozed out of.

My answer didn’t come easily. I toyed with the concept that I can’t not write, and that I have stories to tell. Both are true. I’ll keep writing as long as I’m able, and probably some time after that. I can be pretty crafty. And there are always new spaceships and dragons and robots and misunderstood monsters to write about.

But that felt like surface stuff.

So, I peeled back each layer of why until I reached what I think is the meaty center. Why do I write? Why do I really, really write? I like affecting people. If you see me in the real world, I will probably try to make you laugh. It’s like that, but with more ink. Writing is like a concentrated feelings machine. When I can make you laugh or cry or get mad at a completely fake character as if they were real, that’s amazing. That’s what stories do, and it’s the best.

28 Jul 16:56

oh my gdO CAN YOU DRAW GODZILLA MOMMA CARRYING LIKE A HUNDRED LIZARD BABIES ON HER BACK FOR TAKE YOUR CHILD (lizard) TO WORK DAY

Vvicked

This is purely adorable. And the kind of parent I want to be.

oh SHOOT well i cant swing 100 but how bout

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23 Jul 15:02

Arnold is still playing the terminator at 70, Stallone is still Rambo at 65, so why do we need a new Xena: Warrior Princess? Lucy Lawless is only in her 40s, ffs.

20 Jul 17:16

Why isn’t this working?!

by The Awkward Yeti
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This is how it works, right?
...right?

Why doesn't this work?!

22 Jul 00:00

Spice Girls

The Earth's five major mass extinctions were the Posh Extinction, the Sporty Extinction, the Scary Extinction, the Ginger Extinction, and the Baby Extinction.
01 Jul 14:00

Can’t fault the logic of this bar. (photo by dasuberspud)



Can’t fault the logic of this bar. (photo by dasuberspud)

09 Jul 14:11

incidentalcomics: How to Climb a Hill









incidentalcomics:

How to Climb a Hill

12 Jul 19:32

maggiesox: anthfan: TOO SOON!! I AM A LEAF ON THE WIND.





maggiesox:

anthfan:

TOO SOON!!

I AM A LEAF ON THE WIND.

15 Jul 03:05

quietserval: thepioden: possiblestalker: I had a dream where...















quietserval:

thepioden:

possiblestalker:

I had a dream where Lying Cat replaced Garfield. So then this happened. And because of Max Gladstone, it KEPT happening. ;)

sunspotpony

brickchip

21 Jul 19:47

RT @joaoluisjr: http://t.co/6C7QVOUj3U

by Pai Osias
12 Jul 17:27

22,000 miles up, a Japanese Satellite is taking an image every 10 minutes

09 Jul 02:10

Beyonce Moment

30 Jun 17:35

A Library That Plummets into an Abyss by Susanna Hesselberg for Sculpture by the Sea

by Christopher Jobson

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Susanna Hesselberg, “When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down” (2015) / Photo by Claire Voon for Hyperallergic

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For her entry into the biannual Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark, Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg installed this ominous library that plumments into the ground like a mining shaft. While visually arresting, the piece has a somewhat somber intention. Titled “When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down,” the artwork makes reference to lyrics from Laurie Anderson’s song World Without End. The piece joins an additional 55 sculptures on display right now at the 2015 Sculpture by the Sea through July 5, 2015. (via Hyperallergic)

26 Jun 01:00

#1135; Throw Back the Dead Man’s Coin

by David Malki

Of course you can live without actual, coherent ideals. Wad enough tiny strands of hair together, it'll still clog a drain.

23 Jun 18:10

obviousplant: New forms of payment.





obviousplant:

New forms of payment.

29 Jun 05:43

Cross-sectioned brain sample drink coasters

by Cory Doctorow


Thinkgeek's Brain Specimen Coasters come in a set of ten, stacking to form a 3D brain. (via Geeky Merch)

24 Jun 07:01

Comic: Nightlight

by tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: Nightlight
29 Jun 03:46

Coffee Is Universal

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Tonight’s comic is dripping as fast as it can!

21 Jun 23:15

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21 May 06:01

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Today on Married To The Sea: blaow blaow blaow


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12 Jun 11:54

Water and ink combine to create beautiful drawings for a good cause

by Caroline Siede
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Artist Clément Beauvais uses water and ink to create stunning images in this campaign for humanitarian NGO Solidarités International and its agency BDDP Unlimited. Read the rest

12 Jun 03:41

"Big T" measuring tape looks like Mr. T

by David Pescovitz
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The Fisco "Big T" measuring tape resembles Mr T. "I pity the rule." (more…)

12 Jun 11:31

A tempting offer

by Cory Doctorow


Spotted outside Fix Coffee on Whitecross Street in London.

15 Jun 14:14

Company to 3D print a steel pedestrian bridge in mid-air

by David Pescovitz
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By 2017, Dutch designer Joris Laarman plans to use his company's MX3D metal printing technology to 3D print a 24-foot-long steel pedestrian bridge over an Amsterdam canal. (more…)

02 Jun 14:05

Weird

by The Awkward Yeti

Weird

01 Jun 23:10

Woodland Critter Mobile

by toni

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I made this woodland themed mobile for some friends of mine who just had a kid! The animals are porcupine, black bear, squirrel, red fox, barn owl, and lynx/bobcat. The leaf shapes used for accents are maple and tulip tree in medium brown, poplar and oak in dark brown, and walnut (leaflet) and dogwood in golden brown.

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You can see, they’re essentially little felt sandwiches! The bobcat has spots done in ink.IMG_1048.JPG IMG_1050.JPG

 

24 May 22:00

marshmellowtea:high-metafive:so i made and account on tv tropes and it asked for my relationship...

marshmellowtea:

high-metafive:

so i made and account on tv tropes and it asked for my relationship status

i went over and was about to put in “single” or “it’s complicated” and, well..

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i can’t deal anymore

this is beautiful

21 May 13:07

Heart tries reading

by The Awkward Yeti

Heart tries reading

22 May 00:00

Vodka

Or whatever's handy! I'm pretty much pure alcohol and water, so it doesn't really matter!
21 May 18:55

Pac-Man bathroom mosaic tile

by David Pescovitz
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Portland's Ground Kontrol Arcade features amazing Pac-Man mosaic tile floors in the restrooms. Read the rest