The important thing is to make a different world, to make a world that is not now. A real world, a genuine world, but one that allows myth to live. The myth is everything.–
When we go to parties we hear whispers. “That’s the Mars girl,” people say. Women—it’s always women—approach to congratulate her on her bravery. Rarely does anyone engage her as a space geek to talk about what she hopes to find up there, but if someone did, he or she would open the discussion to Sonia’s innate curiosity and her enthusiasm about humanity’s drive to explore and expand our understanding of what is possible. She honestly does not understand why everyone does not want to go to Mars, though she knows I would last about half an hour before getting bored up there.– Honey, I Want to Move to Mars | Texas Monthly (via thisistheverge)
I had image no. 2 on my wall from the age of 13 onwards. It was in a flyer for an exhibiton I couldn’t go to, and so I’d no idea who the artist was. I wanted to know for years, before forgetting about it.
Montreal Jazz Festival 2014: the year they figured out how to connect a light installation to every note on a keyboard. The result is mesmerizing.
Zen Pencil Comics: 52. PHIL PLAIT: Welcome to science
People list what shocked them about coming to America. Just some of the most interesting one (source)
"Ohana means family; family means nobody gets left behind."
do you ever have a plan for the day and suddenly it’s 4pm and you’ve achieved literally nothing
I believe Douglas Adams and John Lloyd came up with a word for this feeling.
i really like the idea of a fantasy setting but in modern times. elves on smart phones and taking pictures for their instagram. dwarves getting into console wars and calling each other casual gamers. mages casting dangerous spells for the vine. i want it.
"Dude I dunno, necromancy is pretty fucked up." "Do it for the vine."