commentary, philosophy, and outright rants

“I turned you to stone. You stepped outside the stone. I turned you to desire. You saw me touch myself. I turned you into a tradition. The tradition devoured its children. I turned you to loneliness, and it corrupted into a vehicle of power.” – Leonard Cohen #qotd

“Tom Paris? Kathryn Janeway. I served with your father on the Al-Batani. I wonder if we could go somewhere and talk.”-Rick Berman #qotd #VOY

“no high school education is complete until you’ve chased your fellow students around the woods with toy guns?” – Peggy Nicoll #qotd #Daria

“So…’magic users’ eat pizza?” “Oh yeah. With newt’s eyes and toadstools, though,” she said, completely deadpan for a moment. Then she burst out laughing. “My Goddess, the look on your face!” – Cecilia Tan #qotd

“My instincts are seldom wrong. But…when they are wrong, they are very, very wrong. It means that the creature they are wrong about is clever and duplicitous enough to fool anyone, even me.” Mercedes Lackey #qotd

“If fear prevents us from celebrating life, we have already given in to the enemy.” – Diana L. Paxson #qotd

” To state the obvious, a wooden washtub, a plastic dishpan, a swimming platform on pontoons, a large fishing net, a door taken off its hinges, or Pinocchio (when inside the whale) are not ‘vessels..’” – Stephen Breyer (writing for SCOTUS) #qotd