writeworld:

Writer’s Block
A picture says a thousand words. Write them.
Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.
Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

writeworld:

Writer’s Block

A picture says a thousand words. Write them.

Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.

Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

bhfroakie:

deskgirl:

nonbinaryviola:

talk street magic to me

drawing power from the metro lines

illusionists busking illegally, shimmering lights disintegrating as they run

plant mages tending tiny rooftop and windowbox gardens

elementary kids learning basic sigils on the playground

wixen taking a while to key into the magic in new cities when they move

alchemists dealing on the side to support their experiments

middleschoolers making friendship talismans and amulets for everyone

numerologists who’ll do your math homework for $5 or divine your fortune for $10

kids mass-texting luck and speed spells when their parties get broken up by the cops

Hell yeah, let’s talk about magic.

Like elementary kids learning silly (or inappropriate) charms from each other on the bus, the same way we learned our first swear words. Clapping games across the bus aisle, but with spells instead of rhymes.

Worrying that your friend is getting into dark magic, but not knowing how to talk to them about it. Intervention programs for kids abusing hexes and runes, because magic has given them control over something for once in their life, and they’re starting to make some dangerous choices.

Psychic teachers knowing when you’re cheating. Knowing when you’re having trouble with homework. Or at home. Knowing when you need tutoring or an AP course because you’re just not being challenged or a different teaching method because you can’t process what you’re learning in class no matter how hard you try, and the teacher tells you it’s okay, they know. They know.

Magic graffiti. Graffiti in wild places, and graffiti that vanishes when certain people roll by like the police. Or graffiti that only appears when the police walk by to insult them. Murals. Swirling, living murals on the sides of buildings. Murals that—if you listen closely—can be heard, not just seen.

In the evenings, kids hiding out in someone’s backyard or an alley passing around a joint and casting minor illusions to watch while high.

Chalk artists making works that are so realistic, they come to life off of the sidewalk.

One man bands in the park, with instruments floating around playing themselves.

Punk concerts in empty lots with amped out music and lights, but noise-cancelling spells and illusion hide them in plain sight from anyone outside of the lot.

Mediums predicting people in need, and making sure to be there at just the right moment to lend them a helping hand. “You seem upset, do you need to talk?” “Oh, you’re a dollar short? No, don’t put the milk back; I’ll cover you.” “I think your hair looks perfect today.” “You really ought to try taking your resume to this store. Trust me.”

Necromancers in forensics speaking with the dead to solve homicides and cold cases. Living lie detectors as beat cops and detectives and DEA agents.

Strangely cheap five star food diners that bake actual love into their apple pie, and they always know your dietary restrictions without being told.

Service golems in various sizes and shapes, making sure their magic users aren’t crowded, get medical attention, go where they need to, etc.They don’t get distracted, they can be hollow to hold things like medications, and in rare instances… they seem to develop loving attachment to their users despite not being alive.

Little old landladies who dabble in witchcraft brewing homeopathic remedies for people in their apartment complex.

Street magic is an amazing concept.

I Neeeeeeeeeeed this.

gobookyourself:

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Want more enchanting adventures in magical lands? Try these…
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster for a quirkily beautiful modern children’s fairy tale
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll for the classic whimsical story of a girl displaced to a magic land
The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers for a truly unique story of magic and adventure
The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly for a darker adult fairy tale
(for permanentlyrose)
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Want more enchanting adventures in magical lands? Try these…
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster for a quirkily beautiful modern children’s fairy tale
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll for the classic whimsical story of a girl displaced to a magic land
The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers for a truly unique story of magic and adventure
The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly for a darker adult fairy tale
(for permanentlyrose)
Email | Donate gobookyourself:

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Want more enchanting adventures in magical lands? Try these…
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster for a quirkily beautiful modern children’s fairy tale
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll for the classic whimsical story of a girl displaced to a magic land
The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers for a truly unique story of magic and adventure
The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly for a darker adult fairy tale
(for permanentlyrose)
Email | Donate gobookyourself:

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Want more enchanting adventures in magical lands? Try these…
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster for a quirkily beautiful modern children’s fairy tale
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll for the classic whimsical story of a girl displaced to a magic land
The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers for a truly unique story of magic and adventure
The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly for a darker adult fairy tale
(for permanentlyrose)
Email | Donate gobookyourself:

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Want more enchanting adventures in magical lands? Try these…
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster for a quirkily beautiful modern children’s fairy tale
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll for the classic whimsical story of a girl displaced to a magic land
The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers for a truly unique story of magic and adventure
The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly for a darker adult fairy tale
(for permanentlyrose)
Email | Donate

gobookyourself:

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Want more enchanting adventures in magical lands? Try these…

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster for a quirkily beautiful modern children’s fairy tale

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll for the classic whimsical story of a girl displaced to a magic land

The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers for a truly unique story of magic and adventure

The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly for a darker adult fairy tale

(for permanentlyrose)

Email | Donate

gobookyourself:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
If you love your fiction postmodern and experimental, try these…
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon for a vast, complex novel that destroys, rather than crosses, boundaries
The Recognitions by William Gaddis for a Faustian novel of intertwining characters that requires plenty of collaboration from the reader
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami for a chaotic and and complex journey through human experience
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov for a genius experiment in metafiction
(for clarke8109)
Email | Donate gobookyourself:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
If you love your fiction postmodern and experimental, try these…
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon for a vast, complex novel that destroys, rather than crosses, boundaries
The Recognitions by William Gaddis for a Faustian novel of intertwining characters that requires plenty of collaboration from the reader
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami for a chaotic and and complex journey through human experience
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov for a genius experiment in metafiction
(for clarke8109)
Email | Donate gobookyourself:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
If you love your fiction postmodern and experimental, try these…
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon for a vast, complex novel that destroys, rather than crosses, boundaries
The Recognitions by William Gaddis for a Faustian novel of intertwining characters that requires plenty of collaboration from the reader
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami for a chaotic and and complex journey through human experience
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov for a genius experiment in metafiction
(for clarke8109)
Email | Donate gobookyourself:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
If you love your fiction postmodern and experimental, try these…
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon for a vast, complex novel that destroys, rather than crosses, boundaries
The Recognitions by William Gaddis for a Faustian novel of intertwining characters that requires plenty of collaboration from the reader
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami for a chaotic and and complex journey through human experience
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov for a genius experiment in metafiction
(for clarke8109)
Email | Donate gobookyourself:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
If you love your fiction postmodern and experimental, try these…
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon for a vast, complex novel that destroys, rather than crosses, boundaries
The Recognitions by William Gaddis for a Faustian novel of intertwining characters that requires plenty of collaboration from the reader
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami for a chaotic and and complex journey through human experience
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov for a genius experiment in metafiction
(for clarke8109)
Email | Donate

gobookyourself:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

If you love your fiction postmodern and experimental, try these…

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon for a vast, complex novel that destroys, rather than crosses, boundaries

The Recognitions by William Gaddis for a Faustian novel of intertwining characters that requires plenty of collaboration from the reader

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami for a chaotic and and complex journey through human experience

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov for a genius experiment in metafiction

(for clarke8109)

Email | Donate

The Definitions Project

"Your definition of a word is often shaped by the story of how you’ve learned it."
Open a text post, title it with a single word, and write the story of how you learned the word, including how that definition has changed with experience. As with all definitions, do not include the word in your story.

a-flash-of-instant-thereabouts:

“If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete.”

a-flash-of-instant-thereabouts:

“If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete.”

spaceexp:

Volcano eruption from the International Space Station
A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain, and it is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island.

spaceexp:

Volcano eruption from the International Space Station

A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain, and it is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island.