Icelandic descendants of Vikings singing a hymn in a German train station. They totally need to be on the next Thor soundtrack.
A loving reassurance to Pluto from its moon Charon after it was officially reclassified as a dwarf planet.
the most romantic thing ever written 100% all other love songs go home
(…) Because Charon is almost half the size of Pluto, the two do not have a traditional orbit where the small body basically moves around the center of the large body. Rather, both Pluto and Charon revolve around a point between them (the barycenter), like a bola or a spinning pair of skaters. In addition, the two celestial objects are tidally face-locked, meaning they keep the same “face” towards each other (“like dancers”, according to Jonathan’s blog of the song).
Mine is: Woman steals a kitten, then loses said kitten. She must drink a potion. She does, and goes to find the kitten again.
Aha, yes. This was an awesome idea. I am so entertained.
Protagonist falls in love with some guy he’s…
Some kids do magic.
a running key cipher with a non-random keystream can be brute-forced, but it sure takes a while.
inarticulate yokel does stuff; sometimes with another guy but mostly by himself.
Fuzzy introvert quits night job, moves in with boyfriend.
32-year-old takes a vacation, navel-gazes and drinks a lot.
This is terrible but it made me laugh. Too much.
I may have to make this my new icon. Everywhere.
Burds of a feather.
rah are you a potoo bird now. is that what you are.
Burds of a feather.
I’ve been a massage therapist for many years, now. I know what people look like. People have been undressing for me for a long time. I know what you look like: a glance at you, and I can picture pretty well what you’d look like on my table.
Let’s start here with what nobody looks like: nobody looks like the people in magazines or movies. Not even models. Nobody. Lean people have a kind of rawboned, unfinished look about them that is very appealing. But they don’t have plump round breasts and plump round asses. You have plump round breasts and a plump round ass, you have a plump round belly and plump round thighs as well. That’s how it works. And that’s very appealing too.
Woman have cellulite. All of them. It’s dimply and cute. It’s not a defect. It’s not a health problem. It’s the natural consequence of not consisting of photoshopped pixels, and not having emerged from an airbrush.
Men have silly buttocks. Well, if most of your clients are women, anyway. You come to male buttocks and you say — what, this is it? They’re kind of scrawny and the tissue is jumpy because it’s unpadded; you have to dial back the pressure, or they’ll yelp.
Adults sag. It doesn’t matter how fit they are. Every decade, an adult sags a little more. All of the tissue hangs a little looser. They wrinkle, too. I don’t know who put about the rumor that just old people wrinkle. You start wrinkling when you start sagging, as soon as you’re all grown up, and the process goes its merry way as long as you live. Which is hopefully a long, long time, right?
Everybody on a massage table is beautiful. There are really no exceptions to this rule. At that first long sigh, at that first thought that “I can stop hanging on now, I’m safe” – a luminosity, a glow, begins. Within a few minutes the whole body is radiant with it. It suffuses the room: it suffuses the massage therapist too. People talk about massage therapists being caretakers, and I suppose we are: we like to look after people, and we’re easily moved to tenderness. But to let you in on a secret: I’m in it for the glow.
I’ll tell you what people look like, really: they look like flames. Or like the stars, on a clear night in the wilderness.
This. For artists, too. Even people who aren’t relaxed, who have lumpy faces and angry expressions - light hits skin, and a miracle happens. People who aren’t paying any attention to you are the best. People absorbed in their own world, people reacting oblivious to an audience, who didn’t have time to fix their hair and pin on their company face.
saw-whet owls are very cute
Aki? You asked what bird best represented Graham. I think this is it. Third down.