don't make me get the flying monkeys

Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.

Neil Gaiman (via writingquotes)
Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society
Maria Popova, brainpickings.org
“It’s insulting to imply that only a system of rewards and punishments can keep you a decent human being.”Isaac Asi­mov was an extra­or­di­nary mind and spir­it — the author of more than 400 sci­ence and sci­ence fic­tion books and a tire­less…

Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society
Maria Popova, brainpickings.org

“It’s insulting to imply that only a system of rewards and punishments can keep you a decent human being.”

Isaac Asi­mov was an extra­or­di­nary mind and spir­it — the author of more than 400 sci­ence and sci­ence fic­tion books and a tire­less…

Spectacular Spring Photos of Cherry Blossoms in Japan
Jenny Zhang, mymodernmet.com
Spring is final­ly here, bring­ing with it warmer tem­per­a­tures, brighter skies, and fresh green buds. For peo­ple liv­ing in Japan, the arrival of spring sig­ni­fies one more thing: the begin­ning of cher­ry blos­som sea­son. Cher­ry blos­soms,…

Spectacular Spring Photos of Cherry Blossoms in Japan
Jenny Zhang, mymodernmet.com

Spring is final­ly here, bring­ing with it warmer tem­per­a­tures, brighter skies, and fresh green buds. For peo­ple liv­ing in Japan, the arrival of spring sig­ni­fies one more thing: the begin­ning of cher­ry blos­som sea­son. Cher­ry blos­soms,…

iheartmyart:

(via Things We Lost in the Fire)

comedycentral:

Journey into Carcosa with Patton Oswalt in this promo for his new stand-up special Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, premiering April 6.

If you didn’t watch True Detective, you won’t get it. But if you did…

(Source: writingbox)

Even the greatest writers can learn new things about storytelling, about writing, about the world in which we peddle our salacious word-born wares. You can always up your game. Seek opportunities to do so. Oh! And by the way, any of those writers who tout that line: “You can’t teach someone to be a writer, you either are a writer or you aren’t” are high on their own stench and just want to make themselves feel better. What kind of fucked-in-the-head lesson is that? You’re born a writer or you’re not? We’re beholden to some kind of creative caste system? It’s in our blood, like vampirism or syphilis? You can be taught. And you can teach yourself.

Chuck Wendig (via writingquotes)

LOVE this.

jamiatt:

In case you’re wondering if most writers are neurotic little freaks, they totally ARE.

Agreed.