Why Not Wonder?

a sense of wonder, a few good friends, and maybe a flamethrower

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I find it uncomfortable when I’m walking that line between “this is what you will be known for” and “you are predictable like death and taxes.” It makes me really happy to write about people feeding each other. And talking animals. And skin hunger. And found families.

I just worry that I won’t notice when I cross that line from variations on a theme to repetition ad nauseum.

I guess I should just be glad that I didn’t end up with a junk yard in three out of three stories. Sometimes my interests are so weird.

Filed under writing I'm well aware of where my storytelling sweet spot is I just worry that the neighborhood is too small of course no one will notice the repetition if I don't finish more stories /hollow laughter/

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Biologists call a small male fish who darts in to fertilize eggs a “sneaker,”, a medium male who resembles a female a “female mimic,”, and a large aggressive territorial male a “parental,” to place a positive spin of his egg guarding. Both the sneaker and the female mimic are “sexual parasites” of the parental male’s “investment” in nest construction and territorial defense. The sneaker and the female mimic are said to express a gene for “cuckoldry,” as though the parental male were married to a female in his territory and victimized by her unfaithfulness. In fact, a territorial male and the female who is temporarily in his territory are not pair-bonded. Scientists sneak gender stereotypes into the primary literature and corrupt its objectivity. Are these descriptions only harmless words? No. The words affect the view of nature that emerges from biology.
Joan Roughgarden (2004) Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, University of California Press, Berkley
(via 420-catnip)

(Source: onychophorawesome, via annalibertas)

Filed under nature science heteronormativity gender Q

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copperbadge:

fishslut:

of-the-yellow-ajah:

unbuttonedinawood:

i never thought i’d write the words “deeply evil carpet” but. seriously. what a deeply evil carpet that is.

And what you should do is to put this over an actual trap, like a hole in the floor so people will be like “Oh ha ha ha that’s soooo funny, it’s a rug!” And then fall through it. 

are you satan

It gets better — I tracked down the source (because I wanted one for the Bartment) and that entire image — including the floor around the carpet — is a trompe l’eoil painting.
So in theory you could really fuck people up and hang it on your wall. 

copperbadge:

fishslut:

of-the-yellow-ajah:

unbuttonedinawood:

i never thought i’d write the words “deeply evil carpet” but. seriously. what a deeply evil carpet that is.

And what you should do is to put this over an actual trap, like a hole in the floor so people will be like “Oh ha ha ha that’s soooo funny, it’s a rug!” And then fall through it. 

are you satan

It gets better — I tracked down the source (because I wanted one for the Bartment) and that entire image — including the floor around the carpet — is a trompe l’eoil painting.

So in theory you could really fuck people up and hang it on your wall. 

(Source: jrcbouillabaisse)

Filed under I--whut art no but I I'm so confused Q

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joycesully:

joycesully:

joycesully:

I don’t understand why this story won’t end. I don’t understand how I can write this much metal arm porn without, you know, any actual sex. I don’t understand why I am considering writing the missing porn. Everything is Sam/Bucky and nothing makes sense.

I have officially lost the thread of this story. Flirting? Awkward ex-soldier flirting with a side of misunderstandings and unhealthy ideas about repaying debts? I have no idea any more. Look, just, here. This is what I’m doing.

Read More

This thing is over 11k and I still have three scenes to write.

What happened.

Why.

You people are the best-worst enablers. You gave me virtual chocolate and tag-based encouragement. Look at what you made me do.

Read More

DONE. Give me a day or two to edit and I’ll post it. I cut a couple scenes. Because. Um. Sequel. That I am maybe writing. Now. Sequel.

*throws up hands* Apparently, I’m really into this ship! And metal arms. And giving Sam his own POV story.

*wanders off*

Filed under WIP I'm not gonna lie I think it turned out adorable weirdly violent but adorable fair warning though I never did write the porn the cuddling and metal arm petting is turned up to 11 I hope that makes up for it

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startenthousand:

I’m sorry, I didn’t realize “Sodium-Nitrogen” was included in the set of positive real numbers.
(yes I know it stands for “Not a Number” and also that NaN does not represent a real molecule)
(That is not the point)

startenthousand:

I’m sorry, I didn’t realize “Sodium-Nitrogen” was included in the set of positive real numbers.

(yes I know it stands for “Not a Number” and also that NaN does not represent a real molecule)

(That is not the point)

Filed under science math hee! Q