“There are lots of would be censors out there, and although they may have different agendas, they all want basically the same thing: for you to see the world they see…or to at least shut up about what you do see that’s different.” Stephen King, On Writing.
Introversion — along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness — is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert Ideal are like women living in a man’s world, discounted because it goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality trait, but we’ve turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform. — Susan Cain in Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, one of 7 great books by TED 2012 speakers (via explore-blog)
(Source: explore-blog, via robisonwells)
Girl Walk//All Day -
This makes me so happy. Find some time and watch it all!
A Mathematician's Lament -
I’ve been meaning to post this for ages. What if we taught music or art the same way we teach math…
Tennessee Valley Fair (Taken with instagram)
Birthday Party Nails (Taken with instagram)
Couch Surfer (Taken with instagram)
When it comes to novels, fantasy is the rule, not the exception. If anything, it is realist literature that pretends to be real. Fantasy doesn't pretend. -
Lev Grossman: Respect the SF/F, please.
Blueberry Pie…I’ll do better in the morning. (Taken with instagram)
Walnut-Shaped Eyes (Taken with instagram)
Mint Chocolate Shake (Taken with instagram)
On the cob (Taken with instagram)
Unicorn and Spaceships, by Eva (Taken with instagram)