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April 14 2018

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"I did examine myself. Solitude did increase my perception. But here’s the tricky thing—when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; I became irrelevant. The moon was the minute hand, the seasons the hour hand. I didn’t even have a name. I never felt lonely. To put it romantically: I was completely free."

-- Christopher Thomas Knight, The North Pond Hermit

src: The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit

March 27 2018

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March 11 2018

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March 05 2018

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Bischofswerda, 18.02.2018
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February 25 2018

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February 06 2018

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February 04 2018

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Re: That's Orion's Sword, not "cloves - everybodys son".

January 31 2018

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January 26 2018

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January 25 2018

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If you must die, sweetheart die knowing your life was my life's best part
— keaton henson
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January 18 2018

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January 17 2018

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my favorite thing is the torque wrench. when you open something up, you need to apply the correct torque when closing it again, otherwise security will notice it being tampered with on their daily screw torque check!
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December 16 2017

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Extra Ordinary - 500


The 500. comic is also a game!
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yay the annual christmas outage only lasted a week this year!

(honestly happy you're back)

November 23 2017

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dappermouth:

strange omens gather at the end of the street

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November 15 2017

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November 06 2017

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princesspotpourri:

some-triangles:

blurds:

Terry Pratchett started his career as a crypto-monarchist and ended up the most consistently humane writer of his generation.  He never entirely lost his affection for benevolent dictatorship, and made a few classic colonial missteps along the way, but in the end you’d be hard pressed to find a more staunchly feminist, anti-racist, anti-classist, unsentimental and clear-sighted writer of Old White British Fantasy.  

The thing I love about Terry’s writing is that he loved - loved - civil society.  He loved the correct functioning of the social contract.  He loved technology, loved innovation, but also loved nature and the ways of living that work with and through it.   He loved Britain, but hated empire (see “Jingo”) - he was a ruralist who hated provincialism, a capitalist who hated wealth, an urbanist who reveled in stories of pollution, crime and decay.  He was above all a man who loved systems, of nature, of thought, of tradition and of culture.  He believed in the best of humanity and knew that we could be even better if we just thought a little more.

As a writer: how skillful, how prolific, how consistent.  The yearly event of a new Discworld book has been a part of my life for more than two decades, and in that barrage of material there have been so few disappointments, so many surprises… to come out with a book as fresh and inspired as “Monstrous Regiment” as the 31st novel in your big fantasy series?  Ludicrous.  He was just full of treasure.  What a thing to have had, what a thing to have lost.

In the end, he set a higher standard, as a writer and as a person.  He got better as he learned, and he kept learning, and there was no “too late” or “too hard” or “I can’t be bothered to do the research.”  He just did the work.  I think in his memory the best thing we can do is to roll up our sleeves and do the same.

This post seems to be making the rounds again so here it is on the word blog

GNU Terry Pratchett

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