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Corazón nuevo means “new heart.” It is a place you reach for through your skin, which goes silver, through shame burned black on you, through a thirst that we cannot describe, to where he is cooling his wings in the stars like a pond, […]—oh beloved, who could catch your eye?
—  Anne Carson, The Anthropology of Water
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Of pups and new friendships and seaside revelations

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“He’s adorable, your dog,” Isobel says. “What’s he called?”

“Angus,” replies the other. “He’s a character, that’s for sure. And you said yours was …?”

“MacTavish,” Isobel supplies.

“Oh, I love it!” The woman grins.

“My husband is from Edinburgh,” Isobel offers by way of explanation. “I’m Isobel Clarkson.” She extends her hand.

“Elsie Hu—” the other woman begins, then glances at her husband, cringing. “Carson. Elsie Carson. From Argyll.” She shakes Isobel’s hand. “God, I must look a right fool. Mad Scot doesn’t even know her own name; can’t control her dog. We used to work together, you see,” she gestures toward the tall man, “For a very long time, actually, and it’s only relatively recently that we were married. I always used my maiden name at work. It cut down on the … confusion.”

Oh, how very interesting! Isobel thinks. She smiles in understanding. “It’s odd for me as well. I was Dr. Crawley for so much of my life that when I hear Mrs. Clarkson I turn around and look for someone else. This is my husband, by the way.” She touches Richard’s elbow and he steps forward.

“Richard,” he offers, shaking the couple’s hands.

“Oh, sorry,” the woman - Elsie - says, “My husband, Charles.”


Starr Creek by Nathan Carson is a Literary Acid Trip

STARR CREEK BY NATHAN CARSON IS A LITERARY ACID TRIP

BY CHRISTOPHER LESKO

The colorful, tripped-out cover featuring alien Cyclops mushroom monsters had me hooked before I even cared to find out what the story was about.  I was ready to tune in and drop out, get lost for awhile on some kind of weird psychedelic adventure—and that I did.  One can probably read the book faster than an acid trip lasts because it’s filled with action and suspense.  But I suggest slowing it down.  Take in a deep breath; forget where you are, exhale, and let words transform into worlds.


What is clever about the story telling of Starr Creek is the way it intertwines the lives of these groups of characters as well as a few others without getting the reader lost—mostly because the chapters are relatively short and simple.  The two young-bloods just want to look at nudie magazines and play arcade games.  The trio of teenagers just wants to enjoy their LSD experience while hanging loose in the serenity of nature.  But when the lowlifes nestled in the backwoods creep out—sometimes even popping out from underground trails—they turn up the bizarre and bring in some hell.  Cranking the dial of bizarre up to eleven is the pagan cult and their black goat.  I don’t want to give too much away about them because I’m afraid I might have a flashback now, but yeah … some insane shit happens between the goat and one of the young-bloods.  Yet the ultimate experience, like being at a heavy metal concert (side note: the author is also the drummer in the metal band Witch Mountain), is when the H.P. Lovecraftian monsters come out to mess with everyone involved in the story.  I was left cheering and wanting an encore.


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anonymous asked:

Superlatives, politicians style. Go! Most Handsome Male, Most Beautiful Female, Most Likely To Succeed, Most Talented, Best Eyes, Best Smile, Most Confident, Best Hair, Biggest Brainiac, Class Clown, Best Body, Best Dressed, Best Advice Giver, Kookiest, Sweetest, Most Adventurous, Biggest Nerd, Biggest Flirt, Best Laugh, Most Quotable, Most Respectful

Superlatives, politicians style. Go!

Most Handsome Male, Jesus. (Devine, not handsome.)

Most Beautiful Female, @the-real-sarah-pailn

Most Likely To Succeed, the American people

Most Talented, @the-real-ben-carson

Best Eyes, @the-real-sarah-pailn

Best Smile, @the-real-william-clinton

Most Confident, @the-realest-donald-j-trump (narcissistic suits him better)

Best Hair, @the-real-sarah-pailn

Biggest Brainiac, @the-real-ben-carson

Class Clown, @the-real-george-w-bush

Best Body, @the-real-sarah-pailn

Best Dressed, @the-real-sarah-pailn

Best Advice Giver, @the-real-elder-george-bush

Kookiest, @the-real-bernie-sanders

Sweetest, @the-real-sarah-pailn

Most Adventurous, @the-real-karen-santorum

Biggest Nerd, @the-real-sarah-pailn

Biggest Flirt, @the-real-sarah-pailn. (Sarah, she flirts with me! She steals my heart everytime!)

Best Laugh, @the-real-hillary-clinton or @the-real-william-clinton

Most Quotable, @the-real-rick-santorum

Most Respectful, @the-real-rick-santorum

Bonus: craziest goes to @the-real-karen-pence

anonymous asked:

Superlatives, politicians style. Go! Most Handsome Male, Most Beautiful Female, Most Likely To Succeed, Most Talented, Best Eyes, Best Smile, Most Confident, Best Hair, Biggest Brainiac, Class Clown, Best Body, Best Dressed, Best Advice Giver, Kookiest, Sweetest, Most Adventurous, Biggest Nerd, Biggest Flirt, Best Laugh, Most Quotable, Most Respectful

Most Handsome Male: @the-real-paul-ryan

Most Beautiful Female: @the-real-karen-santorum

Most Likely to Succeed: @the-realest-donald-j-trump

Best Smile: @the-real-mike-pence

Most Confident: @the-real-bernie-sanders

Best Hair: @real-rand-paul

Class Clown: @the-real-rick-santorum

Best Body: @the-real-william-clinton

Best Advice Giver: @the-real-ben-carson

Kookiest: @the-real-george-w-bush

Sweetest: @the-real-john-kasich

Most Adventurous:  @the-real-michelle-obama

Biggest Nerd: @the-real-calvin-coolidge

Biggest Flirt: Tie between @the-real-warren-g-harding & @the-real-william-clinton

Best Laugh: @the-real-hillary-clinton

Most Quotable: @the-real-jebby-bush

Most Respectful: @the-real-william-mckinley

anonymous asked:

Not in a mean way, but why do all the fundie guys look and sound so feminine. For a religion that demands strick gender sterotypes you would think they would be a bit mainlier. They all talk with creepy soft voices.

It is true, I have thought about it before. All fundie men (we get to see) are quite soft spoken (except for Josh, he always blurted out the douchiest shit).
But well I guess it depends on how you define “manliness”. For example I think it is pretty manly of Chad to allow Carson to play with dolls, because he is so secure in his gender, that he does not fear any consequences from it…does that make sense?? I hate that I sometimes feel like I can´t get my point across because of my limited vocabulary.
Also since fundies seem to break down gender to such little things as clothes, hair and employment/financing your family I guess you can be as soft spoken as you want, as long as you have short hair and wear pants and bring home the goods - you will still be seen as manly…

Maybe someone who more eloquent than me could give some input? (Annie)

Oh c'mon, I just think Brandon is shy, not gay, that’s all! The reason why they haven’t conceived yet (to our knowledge, we know Erin had three miscarriages before she got pregnant with Carson but they kept it quiet) is strictly their business and we should respect their privacy.
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