No writing is wasted. Did you know that sourdough from San Francisco is leavened partly by a bacteria called lactobacillus sanfrancisensis? It is native to the soil there, and does not do well elsewhere. But any kitchen can become an ecosystem. If you bake a lot, your kitchen will become a happy home to wild yeasts, and all your bread will taste better. Even a failed loaf is not wasted. Likewise, cheese makers wash the dairy floor with whey. Tomato gardeners compost with rotten tomatoes. No writing is wasted: the words you can’t put in your book can wash the floor, live in the soil, lurk around in the air. They will make the next words better.

—Erin Bow (via writersrelief)

(via cypheroftyr)

cosplayingwhileblack:

You cannot defy fate by daysukesplace

Character: Validar

Series: Fire Emblem

I THOUGHT HE WAS AN ILLUSTRATION.

cosplayingwhileblack:

You cannot defy fate by daysukesplace

Character: Validar

Series: Fire Emblem

I THOUGHT HE WAS AN ILLUSTRATION.

This Nangbaby saga is perplexingly infuriating.

I can scarcely believe that this is what’s dragging me from my hibernating cave of lurking, but I cannot deal with consumers who somehow feel that an artist is supporting elitism by having artistic intent, enforcing their artistic intent, and desiring to be reasonably compensated for their work.

Artists are not situating themselves above the common, plebeian masses by demanding that our creations be respected, nor are we spitting in the face of equality by asking for payment. To insinuate otherwise, as someone who contributes nothing but whinging blog posts about how unfair it is that your every inconsequential desire go unsatiated, is to insult the very people and work upon which you depend for entertainment.

From a creator to a consumer, shut all the way up.

pyreclaws:

it is 4 AM

this is what I choose to do

My friends are stunningly attractive and completely skilled at the makeup, like WOW.

(via pyreclaws)

deathcubek:

Part of the Nine Stages of Decay (jp. kusōzu) paintings by Fuyuko Matsui

Keeping up the Pureness (1, 2)
The Parasite Will Not Abandon the Body (3)
Joining the Conversion (4, 5)

(via rooks-and-ravens)

FUCK I LIKED WHAT HER HAND WAS DOING BEFORE.

period by KRUNK Interactive