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Dormammu is looming and of that you can be sure
I can sense the yawning of his dimension’s door

Monster Magnet - Mindless Ones

If the song title itself doesn’t give it away already, Monster Magnet continue to stay true to their tradition of referencing Marvel comics in their lyrics.

Calm and Circumspection

The above image is taken from a Marvel graphic novel from 1989 by Roger Stern and Mike Mignola called Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment. In it, the three Vishanti (Hoggoth, Oshtur, and Agamotto), in their eternal omniscience, give some very sound advice:

Calm and circumspection are as much a part of greatness as raw power and celerity.

Having just taken my first medical school exam, I find that this quote very aptly applies to myself and how I handle the constant workload that besets my daily life. 

While medical school is certainly not a walk in the park, I have always made it a point to take an hour or two out of my day to sit back, relax, and meditate on the day, my life, the universe, or whatever else happens to pop into my mind.

Sure, the ”brute force“ approach to being a medical student may work for some people, but I find that it can lead to a weary life that results in a quick burnout. Through my undergraduate career and three weeks of med school, I’ve learned time and time again that peace of mind is key to both success and happiness. Being able to step back from the academic clamor and simply breathing in the world around is a habit that can foster a feeling of serenity and sanity that guides the path to success

- Doc

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       Stephen could sense the magic  that  seemingly  resonated
       from the woman Wong let into the Sanctum, enough so that
       his attention would be drawn from the Book of  the  Vishanti.

                        “   Who are you..? You are a necromancer, then?  

anonymous asked:

Saturday Doctor STrange was at the Union Square greenmarket. It looked like he as trying to buy some early rhubarb. He's not exactly inconspicuous even without the cloak on. I thought he was haggling at first but he didn't have any cash, he said something about it was against the law of the Vishanti to carry cash on the Transian Sabbath? The shop lady was like, Uh... Then every dog in the market started barking at Strange all at once, and he got a shifty look and kind of sidled away.

Dogs know what’s up.

nanezganii

       What in the Vishanti’s name was that? And why was– he? in the
       Sanctum Sanctorum? The Sorcerer Supreme  inwardly  groaned,
       leaning further back in  his chair  as  he  gave  a  carefully  bored
       expression.

                                                          “   Did you make an appointment?