"You’re not like the others. I’ve seen a few; I know. When I talk, you look at me. When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon, last night. The others would never do that. The others would walk off and leave me talking. Or threaten me. No one has time anymore for anyone else. You’re one of the few who put up with me."
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via tohugomorris)
This is a great idea.
Someday on September 1st I’d like to go to King’s Cross and have some announcer go: ‘Attention Hogwarts students: platform 9 3/4 is currently under construction. The Hogwarts Express will depart from platform 7 2/4.’ And then have a bunch of kids dressed in uniforms run across the station in a hurry to catch their train and watch everyone else just stand there like ‘what the fuck just happened’.
"He who fights with monsters should be careful he doesn’t become a monster himself. Unless that makes him more effective at fighting monsters. Like he becomes a badass werewolf who knows how to use a sword and has magic armor. That’d be so rad."
Nietzsche (via doc-sarge)
Plankton of the world, beware!
While most nudibranchs, or sea slugs, crawl and graze, the melibe sweeps its hood through the water like a net, capturing unsuspecting tiny drifters. A fringe of tentacles interlock and trap prey as the hood collapses to help the slug digest its meal.
Melibes may be expert plankton snatchers, but how do these soft-bodied invertebrates escape being a meal? Researchers have followed their noses to the melibe’s uniquely fruity smell—noxious secretions which may ward off nibbling fish. They can also “swim” away from predators by wiggling from side to side.
Living on giant kelp fronds or sea grass, melibes live higher up in the water column than most seafloor-bound nudibranchs. They’ve adapted well to the vertical life—as you can see in the background, their white ribbon eggs hang and sway with currents.
"First, it’s likely that due to bias in some work environments, women do need to meet more of the qualifications to be hired than do their male counterparts. For instance, a McKinsey report found that men are often hired or promoted based on their potential, women for their experience and track record. If women have watched that occur in their workplaces, it makes perfect sense they’d be less likely to apply for a job for which they didn’t meet the qualifications."
I don’t understand why employers list things as “required qualifications” if they aren’t actually required, but this study proves that by doing so they’re engaging in de facto gender discrimination and that is a problem.(via paperandparticles)
I read Neil Gaiman’s “Ocean at the End of the Lane” this summer, and It completely got me back into reading.
This is my interpretation of one of the “Hunger Birds,” the willfully aggressive, world devouring varmints. When something is out of hand, or out of place, they devour.
They are the Cleaners.
The image of them was so clear to me, that I couldn’t help but try to put it on paper.
I also read that Focus Features will be adapting this story into a film that will be produced by Tom hanks and directed by Joe Wright. I would very much love to be a part of that.
This is so beautiful, and so much like the Hunger Birds inside of my head.
"A true piece of writing is a dangerous thing. It can change your life."
Tobias Wolff, Old School (via observando)
"There is something of value in books that give the reader pleasure, from romance and young adult fiction to other genres — I mean, we all love crime, right? — and there is something to be discovered in reading these books and talking about these books. People who need to self-identify as literary could stand to learn from the bulk of these works, regarding how to entertain and beguile the reader while changing their life."
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
Charles Dickens (via campmore)