unique roots


NativLang has an interesting series of videos on the history of writing. This video is about the (partial) development of vowels in Arabic, Hebrew, and other Semitic languages. (One reason that vowels aren’t as necessary in Semitic languages is because of their unique system of triconsonantal roots.)

Shaw x Root-In-The-Machine

Shaw’s reaction to the sound of Root’s voice says it all.

And Shaw’s reaction at the mention of “Sweetie” is everything.

Shaw already sees Root-In-The-Machine as an extension of Root since hearing her voice by Root’s grave. Instant attachment.

Just look at Shaw, how she’s alive again (with Root’s voice in her ear).

So when Shaw says goodbye, she’s essentially saying it to both TM and Root…Root-In-The-Machine.

Shaw’s reaction to the phone ringing says it all.

Instead of walking away, Shaw picks up the phone almost immediately. The brief pause as she holds on to the phone receiver is telling.

Hope & Trepidation. That she’ll hear Root’s voice again.

Shaw’s hope is answered. Root’s voice is clearly on the other line because Shaw looks up to the camera, essentially acknowledging Root-In-The-Machine’s return.

Trepidation ceases.

Then, Shaw gives THIS look to Root-In-The-Machine….

…which is, interestingly. parallel to the one she gave Root before…. (a little flirtatious)

A look of joy and content as she walks away staring at Root-In-The-Machine, cracking a knowing smile at Her…

She knows Root’s back in her life….in a different way.

Shaw knows that Root will always be with her, living through Root-In-The-Machine.

The look of happiness on Shaw’s face says it all. And that smile…

“….And maybe, this isn’t the end at all.” [Root-In-The-Machine]

I think [the smile] is much about hearing Root’s voice. And one of the few regrets I have about the way the finale cuts together is that’s not totally clear. We had a moment between them at the end, dialogue in that moment with Sarah on the phone, and it just didn’t ‘fit.’ At that point, 'the train was running,’ the main score was going, and it felt like it stepped on the moment. But the clear implication is that, that relationship continues in this new form. And she leaves with a relationship with a dog and a god.- Jonah Nolan [x]

I really wanna know what tthat dialogue was in that moment between Shaw & Root-In-The-Machine over the phone!!!! Bloody dvd/blu-ray won’t have any deleted scenes which is ridculous! It’s the FINAL series, FFS! Couldn’t someone spill the beans?!?!


Magic, dragons, amazing world building; these are some of my favourite fantastical elements. I’ve read a handful of excellent fantasy novels (hence this post) but I have so many series that I want to read in this genre - especially in the high-fantasy spectrum (?). I’m always on the hunt for more; how can I possibly resist the adventure?

Labyrinth Lost - Zoraida Cordova; This new book has unique roots and aspects; it’s fresh but still captivating. The writing is phenomenal and the plot is so gripping. Definitely one of my favourite novels that I’ve read thus far.

Narnia - C.S Lewis; Once again I’m recommending this childhood favourite. I also suggest picking up the stories out of the Pensive’s adventures as they add more depth to the world.

Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas; This shouldn’t come as a shocker, I’m obsessed with this series. I feel like a broken record, but it’s true that Maas’ writing gets better with each book and the world gets so much more complicated and interesting as the series goes on.

The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern; Although the pacing is slow and there’s more romance than I usually like, I quite enjoyed this book. The writing is so whimsical, fully embodying the qualities of a fantasy novel.

An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir; This was one of my top books that I read last year; the sequel is coming out very soon. The corrupted world is so interesting, the characters are flawed, the plot is compelling and the writing is beautiful.

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling; This is no surprise. This series is a must read in the fantasy genre. Although it is middle grade, everyone should read Harry Potter and then reread it because it’s that amazing.

* I am not affilitated with any of these authors / publishers; just trying to spread the word about some fantastic books out there *


The glorious GInkgo biloba tree specimen at the Stratford Festival Theatre Gardens. Lovely furrowed bark and leaves alighted gold by the sun. This is the only specimen I’ve seen in person to possess some chi-chi (aka- unique aerial roots) along the branches, and interestingly from such a average-aged one at that!
Photographed September 23rd 2015


Root x Food: In Honour Of Shaw

Shaw LOVES Pancakes. Root MISSES Shaw. Root EATS Pancakes.

Shaw LOVES the “Beatrice Lillie” Sandwich. Root MISSES Shaw. Root EATS the "Beatrice Lillie” Sandwich.

That’s how Root HONOURS Shaw.

By EATING the FOOD that Shaw LOVES.

It’s Root’s unique way of MISSING Shaw.

That. Is. All. ;)

(3.20 x 4.18), (3.21 x 4.19), (4.10 x 4.20)


Humans consider themselves unique so they’ve rooted there whole theory of existence on their uniqueness. One is their unit of measure, but it’s not. All social systems we’ve put into place are a mere sketch. One plus one equals two. That’s all we’ve learned, but one plus one has never equaled two. There are, in fact, no numbers and no letters. We’ve codified our existence to bring it down to human size to make it comprehensible. We’ve created a scale so that we can forget its unfathomable scale.