[…] I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and their like is not in the world today. Then I was but young and tender. Now I am old and strong, strong, strong, Thief in the Shadows!
Tim Taylor, Domestic Erosion, 2003
Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go round again until you get it right.
Raleigh Becket, the most manly of men, an absolute wall of muscle was just brought to his knees by a woman half his size. Dude bros take note, because instead of being mad or even thinking it was funny, which would have undermined him taking her seriously, he’s impressed. He’s beyond impressed. He doesn’t even scramble back up after she steps back. He stays on his knees. She won the point and he’s in no hurry to try to reassert himself. His grip even tightens on the staff because there are some serious emotions going on here with him. The wandering knight just found his warrior queen and he’s trying to figure out how to process that information. He’s found the piece he’s been missing for so long and there’s a little of that last expression that looks like he wants nothing more than to throw his arms around he waist and be “thank GOD you found me because I’ve been alone so long”.
There’s nothing wrong with being alone, you know. No good to somebody else unless you’re good with being with just you.
"How To Train Your (Pug) Dragon."
I can die happy now
Billie Holiday, by William P. Gottlieb, New York, 1947
Everything about her makes me tingle 😍😍
Well, this is the best damn thing.