Doomsday Annotations
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel (via observando)


People tell me that there are long, involved, back-and-forth discussions that happen on Tumblr; but I have not seen them.

I’ve seen them on occasion. 



I find it interesting that most of the television science fiction series that came out over the past five years, fits in one of two categories: either a quantum singularity is warping the known laws of physics (Fringe, Torchwood, Primeval) or a lab is attempting to create or control the Ultimate Human through means of advanced biological studies, technology, psychology, or a mixture of some or all three. (Misfits, Alphas, Dollhouse, Arrow, Agents of SHIELD.)

I’m not sure what this means, if anything. I find myself thinking on matters in Grant Morrison’s memoir Supergods and trying to overlap the shows and the book in Idea Space. Possibly, the only connection is that the writers and showrunners are also writers and/or fans of superhero comics and science fiction. Mutant Enemy and Angry Robot show a strong knowledge of the tropes of both genres, and have people on their staffs who have worked for both DC and Marvel Comics.

This leads me through a consideration of pop genre work over the range of the past two hundred years and its connections and what it says about its time. No answers as yet, nor strong opinions, just questions.



Hang with people like that and the world is a happier place.

I’m not even a Harry Potter fan and this is great.

When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.
~Maya Angelou
Remember this because it will happen many times in your life. When people show you who they are the first time believe them. Not the 29th. time. When a man doesn’t call you back the first time, when you are mistreated the first time, when someone shows you lack of integrity or dishonesty the first time, know that this will be followed many many other times, that will some point in life come back to haunt or hurt you. Live your life in truth. Don’t pretend to be someone your not. You will survive anything if you live your life from the point of view of truth.
Oprah Winfrey (via theremina)


Norma Shearer in Lady of the Night, 1925



Seven Psychopaths trivia: The original script revolved heavily on the shih-tzu getting shot in the final stand-off of the film. The film boards insisted that they shouldn’t show animal cruelty and the script was changed around it. Billy also refers to this in the grave yard scene when he says “His rabbit gets away, because you can’t let the animals die in a movie. Just the women”

This is brilliant and terrible and not surprising in the slightest.

I love this movie with the power of a thousand suns.