Thank you Erica Moen for drawing how I feel.
Credit where credit is due.
"The scientific jury is still out on the legitimacy and whys of female ejaculation, and as long as there’s stuff like cancer to work on you can’t really blame them for back burner-ing it."

11 months ago with 3 notes


Happy Beat Moho Week!

I just have to reblog this to make it be known that I fully endorse BEAT SMITH week. 
Every scrum is a MOHO scrum
The Russia Left Behind


I’d like to submit that the NYT is doing a banging job in figuring out how to use digital media in modern journalism. See also: Riding the New Silk Road.

Beautiful and informative. Thank you, NYT.

1 year ago with 2 notes

not to put too fine a point on it: here is a list of things:
  • emotions you don’t understand upon viewing a sunset
  • lost pets found
  • lost pets unfound
  • a secret lost pet city on the moon
  • trees that see
  • restaurants that hear
  • a void that thinks
  • a face half-seen just before falling asleep
  • trembling hands reaching for desperately needed items
  • sandwiches!

1 year ago with 137 notes


This is something that I think might be worth noting out loud: At a largely female-oriented convention, as a man, I was never excluded, resented or made to feel unwelcome. There were folks who were surprised I was there, but that surprise was always “Oh! Cool! You’re here!” rather than “Why are you here?” And that, of course, is a salient difference. No one questioned my reasoning for being there, or suggested, say, that I was a Fake Romance Boy, or quizzed me about who my favorite romance author was or if I could recite that author’s bibliography to their satisfaction. I certainly wasn’t skeezed on. On the contrary, people went out of their way to ask me if I was enjoying myself and to let me know they were glad I was there. When I admitted ignorance about certain writers or genre details they were happy to expand my knowledge, and they wanted to know more about what I did and my own experiences as a writer. I met lots of new people and made new friends and in many ways it was one of the best convention experiences I’ve had in a long time.

This leaves wide open and hanging the question of why was it so easy for the folks at the RT Booklovers’ Convention, fans and creators both, to welcome a stranger of the opposite gender into their midst, while other enthusiast communities that skew male still have creators and fans who blow a gasket about women doing their thing in that genre. It’s not difficult to be welcoming and friendly.

John Scalzi, feminist, author, and president of the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of America, on his going to the Romantic Times Booklovers’ Convention (via whiskeysnarker)

1 year ago with 12,040 notes

I’m so in love right now

1 year ago with 1 note


The graveyard.
Frederick Cayley Robinson, from The blue bird, by Maurice Maeterlinck, New York, 1920.