soul candy

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and you don’t want that. - Poussy Washington, Orange Is The New Black

{insp.}

Well, I Have Lost You by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Well, I have lost you; and I lost you fairly;
In my own way, and with my full consent.
Say what you will, kings in a tumbrel rarely
Went to their deaths more proud than this one went.
Some nights of apprehension and hot weeping
I will confess; but that’s permitted me;
Day dried my eyes; I was not one for keeping
Rubbed in a cage a wing that would be free.
If I had loved you less or played you slyly
I might have held you for a summer more,
But at the cost of words I value highly,
And no such summer as the one before.
Should I outlive this anguish—and men do—
I shall have only good to say of you.

…Spring will creep into this grim terrain/ Let drop, the purging rain./ Pillow turned to the opposite side/ Toppling ghosts that yell in pain./ -N.R.

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David Bowie on the cover of the October 2016 issue of Uncut Magazine, and an article on Bowie’s previously unreleased album The Gouster, which is a spiritual predecessor of his 1975 album Young Americans; includes anecdotes from Tony Visconti, Carlos Alomar, and Ava Cherry.

(I chose ‘fuck you’ as the prompt. Enjoy the angst, friendo.)

Arin wakes up with a pounding headache. He finds Dan already moving about the hotel room, stuffing his things inelegantly back into his duffel. They catch each other’s eye. Dan frowns, looks away, and pointedly declines to offer up a good morning.

Arin would like to pretend he doesn’t care. Truth is, he’s still angry from the night before. Truth is, looking at Dan makes him feel a little sick. Dan’s stony silence only makes it worse. It makes Arin feel like throwing something at his head, or yelling, or screaming into his pillow until he’s hoarse. None of which would solve the problem. Rationally, he knows that. He knows, too, that he and Dan are both tired and hurt and any conversation they had at this point would be unproductive. Doesn’t stop him from sitting up, sneering, “Can’t wait to get away from me, huh?”

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So, we all know that Bolin is a cinnamon roll, but what about the rest of the avatar characters? What kind of dessert are they?

Zuko – Crème Brule. A hardened, burnt exterior that hides a sweet and slightly mushy soul beneath.

Aang – cotton candy. Our hero.

Katara – Lemon meringue. Sweet, tart, tough.

Toph – Granola. It’s had enough of your crap, twinkle toes.

Sokka – Banana Split. Trying way too hard. It’s the dessert equivalent of a punchline.

Suki – Brownies. They’re there because they have to be there and very little is really expected of them.

Azula – Halloween candy that secretly has razors and shards of glass in it.

Tai-Lee – Bubble tea. Sweet and bubbly, but lacking substance.

Mei – Baking chocolate. Bitter. Hasn’t even made the effort to become a proper dessert.

Iroh – Mulled wine. Complex, full bodied, gets better with age.

Korra – Protein bar. Aggressively good for you. Maybe a little too aggressively.

Asami – Tiramisu. Delicate, beautiful, sophisticated, quietly packing a shot of rum. Because you can’t be afraid to mix it up sometimes, you know?

Mako – Wonderbread. Contains neither flavor nor any particular emotional value.

Varrick – Chocolate-covered, smoke-infused, liquid-nitrogen-dipped chili pepper. It’s my latest invention!

Zhu Li – A meticulously optimized chocolate-chip cookie. Perfectly calibrated to maximize average enjoyment.

Tenzin – Breadsticks. But not until after dinner. One mustn’t spoil one’s appetite.

Pemma – A bun in the oven.

Lin – Jawbreaker. Just you try and eat one.

Ozai – Vanilla Ice Cream. Ice cold, kinda generic.

Amon – Peppermint patty. Chocolate, but with the cleansing power of mint.

Zaheer – Biscotti. Rigid, ascetic, kind of hurts when you eat it.

Kuvira – Government-issued dessert rations.