“Video Gamers Are Having A Bizarre Debate Over Whether Sending Death Threats To Women Is A Serious Issue Or Not" is the best headline about GamerGate I’ve ever seen.
Every first draft is perfect, because all a first draft has to do is exist.Jane Smiley (via inspired-to-write)
The Buddhists say if you meet somebody and your heart pounds, your hands shake, your knees go weak, that’s not the one. When you meet your ‘soul mate’ you’ll feel calm. No anxiety, no agitation(via psych-facts)
spookyhooligan said: Do you have any words relating to dust in a sunbeam?
‘Dust motes' is all that I can think of. In the Doctor Who universe, it is referred as the swarming, carnivorous being Vashta Nerada (lit. “the shadows that melt the flesh”), said to be seen as the specks of dust visible in bright sunlight.
In Danish, it is called støvfnug (“dust flakes”). (from ehjorth)
Historically the term is “atoms” but that’s before the whole “atoms” thing became associated with what we know today as atoms. So it’s an archaic term now, but still fun to use. (from huckly)
atom, n.: “Each of the particles of dust rendered visible by light; a mote in a sunbeam. arch. and poet. in later use.”
1538 T. Elyot Dict. at cited word, Atomi, be motes of the sonne.
1588 J. Harvey Discoursiue Probl. conc. Prophesies 96 Cabalisticall coiners, and impostural wringers, making at their own pleasure..bodies of Atomes, or sun motes, something of nothing.
1911 W. D. Foulke Maya iii. iii. 56 And he clutched the ray that glittered With its countless atoms floating In the pathway of the sunbeam.
(Oxford English Dictionary)
"Dust motes." There’s something so lovely about that word.
Every time you subtract negative from your life, you make room for more positive.Lessons Learned in Life (via psych-facts)
I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings.note to self (via khadlja)
Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.(via wild-spirit)