Friday, February 20, 2015

"He wants to laugh at the irony, he really does, as he lets Potter brand his arm and override the dark mark with a new one."

I don't read Harry Potter fan-fic (or, really any fan-fic) but I follow people online who do and wow this bit of fan art from alekina is pretty sweet.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. 
But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and 
the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you 
too but there will be no special hurry." 
(Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms)


Via Rainbow Rowell.

Monday, February 16, 2015

a conversation between game developers

  • "We have the power to simulate almost any imaginable scenario. What does the world need more of? What is there not enough of? What can we compose with the limitless tools of our imagination?"
  • A pause.
  • "Wa—"
  • "War! Jinx you owe me a coke!"
(Via Ben Kling)

Harry Potter Valentines (I die)

Via Ben Kling - and you really should follow that link and check out the whole list.

Celebrity Valentine's Day cards

"The open sore on my leg is less of a big deal than people make out, just to reassure you..."
- Henry VII to Catherine Parr.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

“Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.” 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Things someone said to me on the phone yesterday

1. "I hit them with my stick and I'm the one who gets charged with assault."

2. "I call them a <CENSORED BECAUSE: EW> and I get called racist."

Thursday, February 5, 2015

You don't need to find Channing Tatum attractive (and I don't)

To have faith the Magic Mike sequel will be several handfulls worth of fun.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Perfect, basically

"I thought there was an anguished moment of pure beauty in The Office. It was between Tim and Dawn, and there were kisses being sold for Comic Relief, and he gives her a pound. Of course they’re both terribly in love, but they haven’t admitted it. And she says “Well you have to have your kiss now.” and so they have to kiss. There’s this brief incandescent kiss. It’s the sexiest thing you’ve ever seen, and they’re almost physically stunned by it. But it’s so real and so content that I think today I’m nominating that as my favourite bit of TV drama, even though it’s in a comedy."

Steven Moffat's answer to "What is your favourite TV drama moment?" 

Sunday, February 1, 2015


A year or so ago I wrote a really terrible "novel" about a girl who, through Circumstances, winds up stuck in a rom-com world (I know, I know) where she has to fight against all the genre's shitty cliches, including the best friend who exists only for plot and exposition purposes and the wacky misunderstandings she can see coming but can't prevent. I wasted about 80,000 words and a year of my life writing something incredibly lame and unfunny that needs to be burned in a fire immediately, while over at the New Yorker Mindy Kaling has gone and written something much, much better and using way, way, way less words. To wit:
The Sassy Best Friend
You know that really hilarious and horny best friend who is always asking about your relationship and has nothing really going on in her own life? She always wants to meet you in coffee shops or wants to go to Bloomingdale’s to sample perfumes? She runs a chic dildo store in the West Village? Nope? O.K., that’s this person.
I mean: hee! You can read the whole thing here. (Also you should know this article is years old, I just stumbled onto it today because I'm 4 years behind the world).