European Space Race

My name is Bled. I live in Toronto.

I work in music,
volunteer/work in improv (CIG)
and fully volunteer in comics
slaughterhouse90210:

“The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”― John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

slaughterhouse90210:

“The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”
― John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

Did I ever really care about the right to birth? And what about the rights thereafter? After we impose life on the unborn, then what? If we have the right to the beginning of a life, what about the middle and the end? And do we have a right to risk or, finally, reject the life we never asked for? To just lie down and wait…for…what?

The Bishop’s Man // Linden MacIntyre

He called out to the gypsy and the gypsy turned.
Gracias, he called.
The gypsy raised on hand. Por nada.
Yo no soy un hombre del camino (“I am not a man of the road”)
But the gypsy only smiled and waved on hand. He said that the way of the road was the rule for all upon it. He said that on the road there were no special cases.

The Crossing | Cormac McCarthy

Why can’t men communicate? (Because they had to be quiet on the hunt.) Why do women communicate so well? (Because they had to call out to one another where the fruit and berries were.) Why can men never find things around the house? (Because they have a narrow field of vision, useful for tracking pray.) Why can women find things so easily? (Because in protecting the nest they were used to scanning a wide field.) Why can’t women parallel-park? (Because low testosterone inhibits spatial ability.) Why won’t men ask for directions? (Because asking for directions is a sign of weakness, and hunters never show weakness.)

—Middlesex // Jeffrey Eugenides

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
"It is the control group which enables the scientist to gauge the effect of his experiment. To judge the significance of what has occurred. In history there are no control groups. There is no one to tell us what might have been. We weep over the might have been, but there is no might have been. There never was."
McCarthy has grown on me so much in the last few months that at this point I could easily consider him one my favourites. All the Pretty Horses is a great piece of storytelling that solidified my love for McCarthy’s ability to write a natural sounding conversation, a hard thing to achieve for most writers.

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

"It is the control group which enables the scientist to gauge the effect of his experiment. To judge the significance of what has occurred. In history there are no control groups. There is no one to tell us what might have been. We weep over the might have been, but there is no might have been. There never was."

McCarthy has grown on me so much in the last few months that at this point I could easily consider him one my favourites. All the Pretty Horses is a great piece of storytelling that solidified my love for McCarthy’s ability to write a natural sounding conversation, a hard thing to achieve for most writers.