I’d been stuck in one gender my whole life. It never bothered me. Now I wondered how that would feel for Alex. The only analogy I could come up with wasn’t a very good one. My second grade teacher, Miss Mengler (aka Miss Mangler), had forced me to write with my right hand even though I was left-handed. She’d actually taped my left hand to the desk. My mom had exploded when she found out, but I still remember the panicky feeling of being restrained, forced to write in such an unnatural way because Miss Mengler had insisted, “This is the normal way, Magnus. Stop complaining. You’ll get used to it.”
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor, Rick Riordan
L: This kid needs to calm the fuck down. Name him Mello.
L: Goddamn get this pasty pissbaby as far from me as possible. Name him Far. No wait, he’d expect that. This little shit’s name will be Near.
L: Do we have any of those macarons left? From the Manila Mangler case, yeah. Okay, get me like five of those, three chocolate and two strawberry. Oh, the kid? Shit. What’s in this room, uh… bed? Lamp? Doormat? Name him Doormat– what do you mean that’s cruel, even by my standards? Fine. Call him Matt, fuck it. Put caramel sauce on the macarons this time, you forgot yesterday.
Jeg mangler noget. Jeg ved ikke hvad. Kan mærke en lille gnaven i maven, som indikerer, at der mangler noget. Hvad mangler jeg?
Jeg ved ikke helt, hvad jeg føler. Jeg føler mig måske lidt tom?
Jeg føler, at… nej, jeg ved det ikke. Jeg kan ikke engang sætte ord på det. Jeg mangler ord. Jeg mangler svar. Mennesker. Noget at give mig til.
Nej. Jeg ved det ikke. Årh! Det er irriterende og trættende. Gør én lidt rastløs, lidt ked af det også.
Det ligger i hjernen. Svarene. Men det kan ikke komme ud. Jeg kan i hvert fald ikke få det ud. Ikke som ord i hvert fald. Men følelserne er der. Det er sådan, det kommer ud. Men jeg vil gerne vide, hvad det egentlig er helt præcis. Ellers er det svært at gøre det bedre.
“We know that the videos are important but do not take them too seriously. We finished the video for the new single, “Fever”, but we do not want to ruin the surprise so there will anticipate anything!” [um, thanks googletranslate ?]
“Hey Ifalna, so what did you spend 5 hours painting today?”
“PETE THE PINK POLKA-DOT SQUIG”
Yes thats right folks, hes pink, and he has polka dots. He is also tiny. Really, really tiny. The size of a thumbnail. He sits on the base of the mangler, looking smug and not aware he is about to be stood on.
Here’s the 2nd of 9 subjects. It’s the scientist’s(Vladmir) first successful experiment in resurrecting animals as well as grafting the bodies and DNA of different organisms together, which in this case is most likely a goat and some wild dogs or jungle cats.
It’s name is Mangler, but I may want to change it. I came up with a couple of different names, if you guys want to help me choose. The names are Auriga, which is latin for charioteer, but also the name of a constellation. The other name is Maaz(pronounced Maws), which is the name of a major star in the same constellation, and it means “goat”.
Once again, any design suggestions would be greatly appreciated.