“I often use the metaphor of Perseus and the head of Medusa when I speak of science fiction. Instead of looking into the face of truth, you look over your shoulder into the bronze surface of a reflecting shield. Then you reach back with your sword and cut off the head of Medusa. Science fiction pretends to look into the future but it’s really looking at a reflection of what is already in front of us. So you have a ricochet vision, a ricochet that enables you to have fun with it, instead of being self-conscious and superintellectual.”
Robert Tew

Robert Tew

Every unlikely incarnadine day
the sun sits still and far away and we turn like
fools waiting to die and love breaks us open …

this man and this woman, and I want to explode
like a bang more possible and dangerous than
the first one the universe lately sadly burst from.

Steve Scafidi, from “Rainy Millionaire Morning,” in For Love of Common Words (Louisiana State University Press, 2006)


defeating your friends has never been this easy


legolas + looking prettier than me in the two towers

(10 himym original concepts that you love 


That’s no blizzard, that’s my sister.






do i have a crush on you or am i just lonely

do i like you or do i like that you like me

do I like you or do I like the idea of you

do I love you because you’re beautiful or are you beautiful because I love you

are you fat because I hate you, or do I hate you because you’re fat