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Girlfriend wanted to get a puppy, I’m starting to think she had the right idea


Girlfriend wanted to get a puppy, I’m starting to think she had the right idea



"Well meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading - do not discourage children from reading because you feel they’re reading the wrong thing. There is no such thing as the wrong thing to be reading and no bad fiction for kids." - Neil Gaiman

I remember the strange panic attack before I went on to give this speech: the conviction that I wouldn’t be able to read what I’d written, or speak in articulate sentences. I wound up talking (in my head at least I was talking) in a really slow and measured way, because I was not certain any of it would make sense, or that I’d be able to get through it.

Which I mention only because I get lots of messages in Tumblr asks, asking how I got to be so good at this, or how people can do things if they are scared or stressed or things are too hard. And the only answer I really have is, you do it anyway. But maybe you breathe and do it a bit slower than normally.


acosmist - one who believes that nothing exists
paralian - a person who lives near the sea
aureate - pertaining to the fancy or flowery words used by poets 
dwale - to wander about deliriously
sabaism - the worship of stars
dysphoria - an unwell feeling
aubade - a love song which is sung at dawn
eumoirous - happiness due to being honest and wholesome
mimp - to speak in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips

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Take The Plunge With These Deep, Dark Photos Of The Abyss

Thalassophobia, from the Greek, means “fear of the ocean”. But in reality, the phobia is closer to a fear of the abyss. You know the chill you get when you hear the sound of metal creaking underwater, or when you drop a rock into a deep lake and watch a it sink into nothingness? That’s Thalassophobia.

Source: /r/thalassophobia