Towering Moments

OMG haha HOBBITS. OH. NO BUT THEY’RE ACTUALLY HOBBITS BECAUSE IT’S FAN EXPO.

dagarabedian (via bipolarbearrrrr)

Life-changing.

I amar prestar aen.
Han matho ne nen.
Han mathon ned cae.
A han noston ned gwilith.

The world is changed.
I feel it in the water.
I feel it in the earth.
I smell it in the air.

Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it.

—Too often, I overlook the opening lines. Such a perfect summation of the whole story. Such melancholy.

Finally got to visit the 9/11 memorial. They did an extraordinary job with it. Overwhelming in every way.

if I thought it would help, I would drive this car into the sea;
if the fire and smoke and explosions could speak for me;
if the words that I used to try to explain
how something inside of me started to break —
ah; but one by one, my words just got in the way.

—Brian Fallon, "Dark Places

Would you talk about how I loved her now? Tell my sins to God out loud? Would you cry? Cry, ‘cause I was gone? Would you spit and hiss and curse my name, and embarrass me to the other graves? Would you lay right down with me, underneath the ground?

—Brian Fallon

YES.

I am a heart on fire
and all the world’s a fuse;
so don’t get close.

—Methadone

I was worried about FF5 V2.0. I’m not anymore.

Linkin Park

—The Requiem / The Radiance

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we knew the world would not be the same —
a few people laughed, a few people cried;
most people were silent.

i remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita —
Vishnu was trying to persuade a prince that he should do his duty,
and to impress him, takes on multi-armed form
and says:

"now i am become Death; the Destroyer of Worlds."

i suppose we all thought that, one way or another.

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Current Reading List

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Fiction: “Stowaway to Mars”, by John Wyndham (as John Beynon)

Fiction, Short"Wanderers of Time", by John Wyndham (as John Beynon)

Non-Fiction"The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films", by Doug Adams

Critical"The Wes Anderson Collection", by Matt Zoller Seitz

Art"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles — Cloaks & Daggers", by Daniel Falconer

Magazine"Backstory, August 2014"

Screenplay: "The Remains", by Meaghan Oppenheimer

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There just aren’t enough fucking hours in the day.