My latest work-in-progress: a double crescent exomoon in a binary star system. Like a giant cat eye in the sky staring down
Given that the sun and moon figured so prominently in so many of Earth’s mythologies (and hence helped shape our basic cultural assumptions), I wonder how a twin star system would alter the mythic structure /basic assumptions for a culture living under 2 suns.
Also, what would they think of a moon that periodically turned into a giant god eye watching them as the moon phased thru its cycle? I might worry if a huge astral predator watched me like that.
Would 2 stars and a giant eye be comforting or make you paranoid? Fodder for speculative fiction, I guess….
the buugeng is a type of s-staff.
to the best of my knowledge, it is used to engage in geometric visual warfare
GEOMETRIC VISUAL WARFARE.
I cant stop watching this
What if one day, while Wash is doin his thing with the blue team, he gets a random picture text from a number he doesn’t recognize.
And when he opens it, it’s a picture of Florida and Wyoming wearing sunglasses and ridiculous Hawaiian-print shirts and is captioned “The afterlife couldn’t handle us.”
He just deletes it because of all the people to miraculously survive, it had to be them.
Between this and the story about him reassuring F. Scott Fitzgerald re dick size, I’m developing a picture of Hemingway as the mother hen of the disaffected white male literary set of the early 20th century.
He probably called up Steinbeck sometimes and was like I CAN’T EVEN WITH THESE DIPSHITS and Steinbeck was all “That’s what you get for living in Paris, asshole”.
Fuck I am laughing too hard right now
Would you like to read a book in which this happens?
It’s one of my all-time favorite books. It’s called Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. He describes it as an “progressively lipogrammatic epistolary fable.”
It is written in the form of letters between the citizens of the fictional island of Nollop, an independent nation off the coast of South Carolina and home of Nevin Nollop, who invented the phrase “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.” That phrase is written in tiles over a statue of Nollop in their town square, and when one night a storm causes one of the tiles to fall, the council decides that it’s a sign from Nollop that they are no longer allowed to use that letter, in speech or writing, on pain of progressive punishments including public beating and up to banishment.
Then another tile falls. Then another.
The citizens, who are all very attached to their words and writing, mount a campaign to come up with a phrase that uses all 26 letters but is shorter than Nollop’s, thus proving that he was not divine and negating all the edicts.
Because the novel is told in the form of letters the citizens write, and this is the genius part…the author must also stop using the letters as they fall. So the book gradually stops using letters until at one point I think they’re down to just five.
The resolution literally made me get up and dance around the room.
It’s clever, creative, and a not-really-veiled-at-all parable about monotheistic oligarchy. It’s not a long book, you can read it in an afternoon.
GO READ IT RIGHT NOW.
WOW I want to read that book
Very rarely is there a book that I must read at any cost
This is now one of them
I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS BOOK THE OTHER DAY AND COULDN’T REMEMBER FOR THE LIFE OF ME WHAT IT WAS CALLED
THANK YOU TUMBLR USER MADLORI
Creative Director: Angus Wall. Production Studio: Elastic.
what if we feel pain in some parts of our body 24/7 since we were born but we just accepted it and now we feel nothing and that’s why babies cry so much