Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Question and linkdump

We have a lot of flies in our house all of a sudden. Any folk-remedy suggestions for getting rid of them? (Houseflies, not fruit flies.)

* gwynraven is selling book grab bags for cheap! Help finance her move to Boston, and get books! (I have seen her shelves and they are awe-inspiring.)

* Poem of the day.

* I want a narwhal, a fox, a hedgehog, an octopus...

* aliettedb on the prevalence of US tropes in storytelling.

* Beautiful, and I imagine the wood warming on the wearer's skin.

* Dark Crystal RPG!

Quote of the day:

"Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." ~C.S. Lewis
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