Broke the 5 km barrier today yaaaay! Was out for 44 Minutes, ran about 39 minutes of that.

"Being asexual instead of sexual is like being left-handed instead of right-handed. It’s not the way most people are, but it is no better or worse than being anything else. In a classroom with movable one-arm desks, a right-handed person can sit anywhere; a left-handed person can either sit in discomfort at a desk made for the right-handed or locate a left-handed desk and be as comfortable as everyone else. It takes a little more effort for the left-handed person to fit in, but that is because culture is dominated by the right-handed, not because a left-handed person is biologically inferior."
Magic in the modern world is damn fun world building


Tax credits for switching to mage-friendly energy sources.

Were-animals lobbying for lycanthropy to be part of ADA so they can get the days after full moons off.

NDN activists being rightfully pissed off at white green-witches for appropriating their rituals.

Immigrant magic users struggling to adapt to the way magic behaves in their new country.

Practitioners of certain types of magic being profiled as more likely to commit crime, and all the bitter in-jokes that result.

Wind-workers employed at airports to monitor take-offs and landings.

'Baby Merlin' videos which claim to help little children develop their magical potential.

Medical schools teach little magics like sealing cuts and dissolving clots as part of the standard curriculum.

Spiritualists who make 90% of their income acting as witness that ‘yes, the coroner did get the victim’s permission before preforming an autopsy.’

Rivalry between special effects technicians who primarily use magic and those that primarily use technology.

Public service announcements about what to do if you’re approached by the fae.

Lawyers who specialize in magical contract law.

Magazines tailored towards vampires with articles like ‘Keeping the spark between you and your donor,’ and ‘fashionable cover-ups for day-time travel.’


When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lamppost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.

When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *academical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.

But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.

And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care.

Brenda UelandIf You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (via raggedybearcat)
"Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly."


(via kadrey)



If the Winter Soldier was responsible for the Kennedy assassination and Magneto tried to STOP the Kennedy assassination then that must mean somehow Magneto lost a fight to a guy wITH AN ENTirE ARm MADE OF METAL