Archive for the ‘words’ Category

Quote of the Day

February 8, 2010

“Don’t smell like sunsets and baby powder. Smell like Jet Fighters and punching.”
– Old Spice body wash ad

(I shit you not!)

Quote of the Day

February 5, 2010

“(on the creation of gendered fantasy genres in bookstores)…. one which is full of boys’ stuff like blood and killing, which is for boys and which boys should read, and one which is full of stuff that girls enjoy, like blood and fucking, which is for girls and which girls should read.”

I’m not sure if graduating from “romance” to “blood and fucking” is an improvement (Twilight, best I understand, doesn’t have much of either. It’s pretty straight romance), but put in those particular terms, it does remind me that there’s a primed but largely untapped “blood and fucking” market (Joe Abercrombie’s “Best Served Cold” is a good example of a true “blood and fucking” book). I know this, of course, but every time somebody passed on GW because they thought it was “unmarketable” really threw me for a loop.

Tonight’s Song, Stuck on Repeat

January 21, 2010

This is War
30 Seconds to Mars
(from here, naturally. Tho it’s on repeat for writing-related reasons!)

A warning to the people
The good and the evil
This is war
To the soldier, the civillian
The martyr, the victim
This is war

It’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie
The moment to live and the moment to die
The moment to fight, the moment to fight, to fight, to fight, to fight

To the right, to the left
We will fight to the death
To the Edge of the Earth
It’s a brave new world from the last to the first

To the right, to the left
We will fight to the death
To the Edge of the Earth
It’s a brave new world
It’s a brave new world

A warning to the prophet, the liar, the honest
This is war
To the leader, the pariah, the victim, the messiah
This is war

It’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie
The moment to live and the moment to die
The moment to fight, the moment to fight, to fight, to fight, to fight

To the right
To the left
We will fight to the death
To the edge of the earth
It’s a brave new world
From the last to the first

To the right
To the left
We will fight to the death
To the edge of the earth
It’s a brave new world
It’s a brave new world
It’s a brave new world

I do believe in the light
Raise your hands up to the sky
The fight is done
The war is won
Lift your hands
Towards the sun
Towards the sun
Towards the sun
Towards the sun
The war is won

It’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie
The moment to live and the moment to die
The moment to fight, the moment to fight, to fight, to fight, to fight

To the right
To the left
We will fight to the death
To the edge of the earth
It’s a brave new world
From the last to the first

To the right
To the left
We will fight to the death
To the edge of the earth
It’s a brave new world
It’s a brave new world
It’s a brave new world

A brave new world
The war is won
The war is won
A brave new world

I believe in nothing
Not the end and not the start
I believe in nothing
Not the earth and not the stars
I believe in nothing
Not the day and not the dark
I believe in nothing
But the beating of our hearts
I believe in nothing
One hundred suns until we part
I believe in nothing
Not in satan, not in god
I believe in nothing
Not in peace and not in war
I believe in nothing
But the truth of who we are

Everybody’s a Critic

January 12, 2010

“A lot of the people who read a bestselling novel, for example, do not read much other fiction. By contrast, the audience for an obscure novel is largely composed of people who read a lot. That means the least popular books are judged by people who have the highest standards, while the most popular are judged by people who literally do not know any better. An American who read just one book this year was disproportionately likely to have read ‘The Lost Symbol’, by Dan Brown. He almost certainly liked it.”

— The Economist

Dance & Etc.

December 14, 2009

Quote of the Day

December 4, 2009

Quote of the Evening

November 25, 2009

“I don’t want to survive. I want to LIVE.”
– The Captain, WALL-E

Quote of the Day

November 13, 2009

“Don’t worry about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.’
– anon

First, they come for…

October 27, 2009

“I was Jewish. There was no doubt in my mind (what would happen). I left in 34. Hilter had taken over in 33. A girl… and a physicist… and Jewish. Well, that’s a combination that had no chance! (laughs) That was clear.”

-Hilde Levi, refugee physicist from Nazi Germany (from here)

Quote of the Day

October 15, 2009

“In my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign… of promise, you keep writing anyway.”

-Junot Diaz