A sonnet for Moon Day
Sonnet: 20th July, 1969
by W.W. Cooper
first published in Analog magazine, July, 1979
They made it, we all made it, just a bit.
Like Vikings leaving runes and little more,
Taking the lesser light where God had placed it,
To show ourselves just what a heaven’s for.
They loped like diving, suited kangaroos,
Over that sterile world of one-night stands
Driving golf balls and moon-buggies to amuse
The children, while the stars slipped through our hands.
They’re gone now, to their shrinks and shrunken space,
The praises theirs; ‘tis ours to wonder why
The world’s still flat, and dreams are out of grace.
So I, believing less each summer, pry
Open that lost, last year to see the bright
Earth-jewel, smooth and blue, in velvet night.
When your parents think you’re dating your best friend
When EVERYBODY thinks you’re dating your friend…
is that an example or a reaction
remember when the avengers was new?
remember how exciting it was to finally have some of our favorite superheros interacting in one movie?
remember getting chills during this scene?
remember feeling like a superhero when the screen went black and the credit music came on?
Please never forget how special The Avengers is.
I want a story about a gay girl disguising herself as a guy to get into an all boy school. When she meets her roommate, he happens to have a banging personality and a very pleasing face. The girl has a sexuality crisis because she starts to fall for the roommate but in reality, the roommate is actually another girl disguised as a guy so that she can attend the school
So I just read “The Son of the Merchant from Milan" in Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino. And there’s the trope with the clever princess who’s promised in marriage to whomever can pose a riddle she can’t answer, and the merchant’s son does so.
But then the princess says, okay, fair’s fair, I’ll marry you if you like, but here’s the thing, I don’t really care for the idea, and marrying someone who doesn’t want to won’t make you happy, princess or not, so would you consider an alternative reward which will set you up for life without putting you in that position? And the merchant’s son says okay and they discuss terms.
Like reasonable people.
And then he does the same thing when he wins another princess in a tournament and the king is worried about unrest if a commoner takes the throne. Which may be counter to both modern sensibilities and standard fairy tale practice, but it’s still a totally valid concern.
Also the story doesn’t end so much with “happily ever after” as “happily for a while and then the jealous brother’s assassins finally succeed.” So, um, there’s that. But this is still going on my best fairy tales list.
thisismytumblrness said: john drinkin' red koolaid accidentally in front of karkat
accurate karkat characterization gives me life
you goddamn fruit cup