welaughedathesun asked:

alycia literally shines brighter than the sun. how does she do it, tell me

So I’m gonna post this because this is legit 100% true science shit:

Alycia is entirely made of a whole new element, Alycium. Scientists are already working to add it to the periodic table. So the trick for atoms to fuse like they do in the sun is high temperature and density, right?. Well we all know she’s HOT — like literally off-the-charts hot. She’s also full of talent and dorkiness so I bet that increases her density in like a googolplex kg/m^3. So basically there’s like nuclear fusion occurring all over her body but Aycium is a special super-hero-worthy element that allows the fusion to be non-destructive: the sparks of energy that originate from it make her shine so much she outshines the sun itself, without wrecking the whole world around her — except for our hearts, of course, as well as other body parts I will leave to your imagination.

True story.

TL/DR: she’s probably not even human.

Finally going on my first climbing trip of this “summer”. Now that I’m back in Maine, I’m going to make the 3 hour drive down to clifton and see if I can’t make the best of the end of our decent weather. We’ve got a perfect day tomorrow with sun and a high of 80 degrees, and to top it all off, I’m taking one of my climbing partners on his first trip out doors (using an ATC instead of a Grigri for the first time, I think I’m more nervous than he is)

Writing the Spectrum


If I said blue
like the dress of the girl
in the painting by Cezanne
that he called Fillette,

if I said blue like the strange
and wonderful melody
that Brubeck named Bluette,

if I said blue
like the color of snow in deep shadow
when the sun is full high,

if I said blue
the way that Roy Orbison painted
a Louisiana bayou with the brush
of his sweet voice,

or if I just said blue
would it tell you something
about how her eyes looked
on that last day?

     - David Jibson

Bluette began as an exercise as suggested by poet/teacher, Elizabeth  Spires, included in The Practice of Poetry by Robin Behn and Chase Twichell (1992, Harper Collins Publishers, N.Y.)

“Write a poem in which the name of a color is frequently repeated…consider, as you write, the symbolic associations of the color chosen.

There are a number of well known examples of poems that inspired this prompt/exercise.  Among them: White by Mark Strand, For Georg Trakl by David St. John, Disillusionment of 10 O’Clock by Wallace Stevens.

Here’s an excerpt from Yellow by Charles Wright:

“Yellow is for regret, the distal, the second hand:
The grasshopper’s wing, that yellow, the slur of dust;
Back light, the yellow of loneliness;
The yellow of animals, their yellow eyes;
The holy yellow of death;
Intuitive yellow, the yellow of air;
The double yellow, telling who comes and who goes;”

If you take this on, you may want to start by making a list of things you associate with your chosen color and go from there.  I started with a list of about 20 things, just a few of which made it into my poem.