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"When a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other, stranger, more fantastic growths may occasionally be produced."

Salman Rushdie, Books vs. Goons, L.A. Times, April 24, 2005 (via hoomanao)

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jtotheizzoe:

nevver:

Snake facts

The fact that some snakes still have pelvises will never not be weird and amazing.

jtotheizzoe:

nevver:

Snake facts

The fact that some snakes still have pelvises will never not be weird and amazing.

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I am struck occasionally, usually while snuggling the cat, with our faith in domestication.

The cat is a small, ferocious predator, twelve pounds of…well, flab and fur, frankly, in Athena’s case, but what muscle there is is strong all out of proportion to her size. I have watched three 150+ primates try and fail to subdue a ten pound cat, and consider it not at all unusual. The cat is as flexible as a snake and as strong as an ox. She has quite dainty looking teeth and claws, but there’s nothing dainty about their ability to flay flesh from bone.

If the cat and I were in a duel to the death, I would almost certainly win. I am 15+ times larger than she is, after all, and while my teeth and claws are pathetic, I have prehensile hands capable of doing terrible things. But if I had to go in naked, as the cat does, (and assuming the cat was aware that she was going to have to kill me, and not taking a nap in the corner) I can pretty much guarantee it would be a Pyhrric victory. I’d look like I’d gone ten rounds with a wolverine. I would need stitches. A lot of stitches. Possibly a glass eye. And antibiotics by the truckload. It’d be a mess, and there would even be a chance of an upset if the cat managed to go face-hugger on me.

And yet, despite the knowledge of the shocking amount of damage my small predator could inflict, it never occurs to me to worry. I pick the cat up and she tucks her head under my chin and purrs, canine teeth centimeters from my jugular, and despite the fact that I am carrying a ruthless carnivore in a position where she could, with great ease, remove me from the gene pool, I am thoroughly content with the world. Even knowing full well that cats are not even a truly domesticated animal, that Athena’s kin might best be described as “consistently tamed,” my greatest concern is that my black tank top is now coated in white cat hairs.

We have such faith in the process of domestication, despite the sheer unnaturalness of what’s happening. Small predators do not curl up on the chests of large primates and purr in the wild. And yet, every now and again, generally when my small predator is purring on the chest of this particular primate, I think How strange, how strange… that we’re doing this, and even stranger, that we both take it completely for granted, and find nothing unusual in such a completely unlikely alliance.

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Ursula Vernon (via aliothturtle)

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acertainunpleasantnesstodrowning:

Today was my schools picture day, and I decided to wear my Supernatural Moose & Squirrel shirt I got from Hot Topic, and I guess that they just let the technology decide the face. This will be in the yearbook, online as my school picture,  when I go to present my school ID’s in my senior year this picture will sit there and I will be, forever, Sam Winchester.

acertainunpleasantnesstodrowning:

Today was my schools picture day, and I decided to wear my Supernatural Moose & Squirrel shirt I got from Hot Topic, and I guess that they just let the technology decide the face. This will be in the yearbook, online as my school picture, when I go to present my school ID’s in my senior year this picture will sit there and I will be, forever, Sam Winchester.

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audreyii-fic:

Hey, remember when we thought this was, like, a fun superhero parody with silly songs and whatnot? And we all laughed and laughed? And then the last five minutes happened?

Remember that?

I DO.

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I love this movie.

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factota:

fuck

Hahaha

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jazzymotive:

This dog was just walking down my street.


We are not going to put Mylo in a onesie…Coats and maybe a sweater, but no onesies.

jazzymotive:

This dog was just walking down my street.

We are not going to put Mylo in a onesie…

Coats and maybe a sweater, but no onesies.

(via filedunderaaron)