toocatsoriginals:

"The Next War"

Poem by Osbert Sitwell / Art by Simon Ganes

via Boing-Boing

In the anthology Above the Dreamless Dead from MacMillan Publishers
Available on Biblio and Powell’s (among other places).

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#WWI 


NPR at Comic-Con

NPR’s reporting on Comic-Con is worth reading. It is the best outsider story on a convention that I have seen.

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mandyp12:

BUBONICON IS IN FIVE DAYS

*hyperventilates* 

Ditto. Only now it is Wednesday.

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promiscuous-petal:

enough about sex positions has anyone discovered a reading position which doesn’t get uncomfortable after 5 minutes

This is why I read while walking in a circle around my dining table. It is the only path in my house I can keep consistently clean.

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As a needy narcissist gregarious extrovert I usually really hate the internet. Because it is like getting non-alcoholic near beer when what I want (what I need in my marrow) is the full strength ale of face to face talking. How I wish that I had been better socialized as a child or that I could make myself like sports, religion, or something like that.

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In my garden, eating. Juliet tomato.

In my garden, eating. Juliet tomato.

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readmore-worryless:

"Too many books?" I believe the phrase you’re looking for is "not enough bookshelves".

Oh I have enough bookshelves, what I need is more house. (Though I must admit I have given over an excess of space to cooking, eating, and guest sleeping.)

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The Clothing Process for Conventions

Step 1: Remember some clothing item I almost never wear that is in some closet or box, somewhere.

Step 2: Try to imagine the perfect items to go with it. Bonus points for combining it with some other rarely worn item. Lay out possible ensembles while looking for that perfect item.

Step 3: Two days until the convention I realize that I have not found the original item I was looking for and there are now piles of clothes everywhere. The list is not even half finished.

Step 4: Panic.

Step 5: Start throwing random items into suitcases. Pack five pairs of jeans and two tee shirts for three days.

Step 6: While looking for something else, Discover the first item I was looking for hidden inside a box that I had not opened from my last move. Throw it in on top of the three packed suitcases.

Step 7: Put it on at the con and discover it looks like 1984 threw up on me.

Step 8: Worn with confidence everyone assumes I am in costume rather than a fashion victim. Absolutely fabulous!

Step 9: Resolve to be better organized next year. (Existential loathing of what I put myself through.)

I am now at piles of clothes.

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cinemagorgeous:

Emperor of Thorns by artist Jason Chan.

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Making kale chips with mother at her house. Instructions found in the NPR story about America’s Test Kitchen. Interesting experiment, but I do not know that they will ever be a favorite of mine. Oh, lots of kale in my garden right now.

Making kale chips with mother at her house. Instructions found in the NPR story about America’s Test Kitchen. Interesting experiment, but I do not know that they will ever be a favorite of mine. Oh, lots of kale in my garden right now.

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the committee has gathered and decided

cafiffle:

mistahgrundy:

cafiffle:

mariealbertine:

cafiffle:

cafiffle:

the things we love today are druids, science, and not being on a train full of strangers and screaming children

it was a good meeting

addendum, two out of three committee members love…

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littlefuckinglesbian:

anxietyanimal:

Same goes for pets.

DONT LEAVE ANYTHING THAT IS ALIVE IN A CAR

Do not do leave a kid or animal in a car and remember that you are human. DO NOT RELY ON MEMORY ALONE. One of the tragic things that happens is that a care giver is driving a sleepy baby that goes to sleep and then they forget. (David Diamond explains) “Oh I could never…” WRONG! If you have ever forgotten why you went into a room you are just as human as any of us.

One suggested way of preventing this is to take off a shoe and leave it with your child or pet. But it needs to be done consistently if you do so.

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