terri morales

It was much better to imagine men in some smoky room somewhere, made mad and cynical by privilege and power, plotting over the brandy.
You had to cling to this sort of image, because if you didn’t then you might have to face the fact that bad things happened because ordinary people, the kind who brushed the dog and told their children bedtime stories, were capable of then going out and doing horrible things to other ordinary people.
—  Terry Pratchett, Jingo.
A wicked man–readers could see he was wicked because it said
he was wicked, right there on the page–built a clock of glass in which he captured Time herself, but things went wrong because there was one part of the clock, a spring, that he couldn’t make out of glass, and it broke under the strain. Time was set free and the man aged ten thousand years in a second and crumbled to dust and–not surprisingly, in Jeremy’s opinion–was never seen again. The story ended with a moral: Large Enterprises Depend upon Small Details. Jeremy couldn’t see why it couldn’t just as well have been It’s Wrong to Trap Non-Existent Women in Clocks, or, It Would Have Worked with a Glass Spring.
—  Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time
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Superior Iron Man vs. Ian and Steve from Avengers & X-Men: Axis #9
by Remender, jimcheungart, Dodson, Yu, adamkubert & Mounts

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Avengers & X-Men: Axis #9 - “Grinding Halt” (2014)

written by Rick Remender
art by Jim Cheung, Terry Dodson, Leinil Francis Yu, Adam Kubert, Mark Morales, Dave Meikis, Guillermo Ortega, Mark Roslan, & Rachel Dodson

I have told this to few people, gentlemen, and I suspect I never will again, but one day when I was a young boy on holiday in Uberwald I was walking along the bank of a stream when I saw a mother otter with her cubs. A very endearing sight, I’m sure you will agree, and even as I watched, the mother otter dived into the water and came up with a plump salmon, which she subdued and dragged on to a half-submerged log. As she ate it, while of course it was still alive, the body split and I remember to this day the sweet pinkness of its roes as they spilled out, much to the delight of the baby otters who scrambled over themselves to feed on the delicacy. One of nature’s wonders, gentlemen: mother and children dining upon mother and children. And that’s when I first learned about evil. It is built into the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior.
—  Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

Avengers & X-Men: Axis #9 - “Grinding Halt” (2014)

written by Rick Remender
art by Jim Cheung, Terry Dodson, Leinil Francis Yu, Adam Kubert, Mark Morales, Dave Meikis, Guillermo Ortega, Mark Roslan, & Rachel Dodson

It’s not as simple as that. It’s not a black-and-white issue. There are so many shades of gray.”
“There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.”
“It’s a lot more complicated than that-“
“No. It ain’t. When people say things are more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.”
“Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes-“
“But they starts with thinking about people as things.
—  Granny Weatherwax to Mightily Oats (from Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett)