Shyness is nice


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(Source: coitusandcarnage, via ihatemortals)

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I touched your hand by accident.

I didn’t get a second chance.

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virtualvoid112 said: When inking. Does your motion come out of the arm or out of the wrist?


is this the police?

Okay, this made me lose my shit and laugh uncontrollably for several minutes.

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Oh Alexander I see you beneath

The archway of aerodynamics

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These are moments that I usually make a point to pay attention to. It’s always useful to have a specific moment in mind, when she is doing something completely mundane and totally confident and at ease. You can remind her of that moment and tell her it was when you realized how special she is, or how beautiful or whatever. Or even when you started to fall in love with her, if you want to open up that particular can of worms. This was one of those moments. She seemed to be a completely different person than the one who I met in the bar earlier in the evening. She was open and calm and joking with me. There was no shyness or self-consciousness about her missing hand. She was glowing with life and energy.

The only fly in the ointment was that I couldn’t use this particular moment because of what she happened to be doing. She had just completed some crucial stage in the net of fishhooks. She draped it over her hook and turned it around several times, pulling at this angle or that stray section. Every few turns she would add another fishhook and then invert the whole structure and begin again. It almost looked like some kind of jagged creature coaxing its hungry offspring out of an egg-sac. My hand stung just looking at it. I couldn’t help checking the bandage to see if it had started bleeding through. I could never use a moment like this. Not if I had any hope of appearing sincere. 

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Don’t fight things you can’t see, they’re meant to win.

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He can’t hurt you, but he might not know that.
He’ll stop if you say his name, but I can’t tell you what it is.

By the way, he has my face.

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Voicemail I just got from a restricted number.

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2013 Books

Mindplayers - Pat Cadigan
The Warden - Anthony Trollope
Hyperion - Dan Simmons
The Dead Zone - Stephen King
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkein
Redshirts - John Scalzi
The Jennifer Morgue - Charles Stross
The Atrocity Archives - Charles Stross
The Snow Queen - Joan Vinge
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Under The Dome - Stephen King
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion - Terry J. Erdmann
Detroit: An American Autopsy - Charlie LeDuff
Masquerade - Terry Pratchett
My Horizontal Life - Chelsea Handler
All You Need Is Kill - Hiroshi Sakurazaka
The Three Impostors - Arthur Machen
Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake
Hemlock Grove - Brian McGreevy

Short stories
Bug House - Lisa Tuttle - Aberrations
Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites - Dan Simmons - Vampires: Greatest Stories
Taking Loup - Bruce Glassco - Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 12
London Has No Ghosts - Helen Marshal - Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013
The Space Eaters - Frank Belknap Long - Hounds of Tindalos
Money Well Earned - Joseph Nassie - Aberrations
When It Changed - Joanna Russ - Zanzibar Cat
The Man Who Collected Knives - John Gregory Betancourt - Predators
Due West - Rick Kennet - Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 12
Travels With The Snow Queen - Kelly Link - Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 12
A Place To Stay - Michael Marshal Smith - Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 12
The Better Part Of You - Simon Avery - Black Static 6
Lizardman - Robert McCammon - Stalkers
The Sickness - Chris Robertson - Lisey’s Death Dreams 1
The Fantasma of Q___ - Lisa Goldstein - Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 12
The Lady In The House Of Love - Angela Carter - The Bloody Chamber

I’m sure there’s a book or two and a handful of short stories that I’m forgetting. Also listened to a lot of short stories on Pseudopod, but I didn’t keep track of those.

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