When he was 2 years old, he fell out of a second story window and fractured his skull
When he was 6 years old, he mistakenly drank boric acid.
When he was 9 years old, he fell over a small cliff and broke his leg.
When he was 11 years old, he contracted measles and was in a coma for nine days.
When he was 14 years old, he broke his arm when he caught it in a carriage door.
When he was 19 years old, he was struck on the head by a falling brick.
When he was 23 years old, he almost died from the effects of tainted wine.
When he was 29 years old, Adolph Sax invented the saxophone.

clearly someone didn’t want that saxophone invented 

#incompetent time-travelling saxophone haters


Why is my dashboard mostly silent about the tragedy in South Korea? A ferry boat carrying mostly high school students to an Island tipped over suddenly and there are hundreds (the numbers keep changing) of people are unaccounted for in the freezing water. This is so horrific it’s unimaginable.

I lived in South Korea for 8 months and I took a similar ferry to the same island, Jeju. It’s such a beautiful place, and these students were looking forward to that trip, and to the rest of their lives in front of them…

I can’t find words. My heart is hurting. My love goes out to all Koreans and to anyone connected to this tragedy. I hope you are okay. ♥ ♥ ♥ 

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I’m praying for South Korea

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Mountain Temple.

untitled by KarinaTverbakk on Flickr.

Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.
Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.
Forget your generalized audience. In the first place, the nameless, faceless audience will scare you to death and in the second place, unlike the theater, it doesn’t exist. In writing, your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.
If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there.
Beware of a scene that becomes too dear to you, dearer than the rest. It will usually be found that it is out of drawing.
If you are using dialogue—say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.
"If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader. If the writer has that urge, he may sometimes, but by no means always, find the way to do it. You must perceive the excellence that makes a good story good or the errors that makes a bad story. For a bad story is only an ineffective story."

A detail from our piece for the group show “Works Cited” from April 11- May 11, 2014 at My Plastic Heart in New York City.


like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?

this isnt even an exaggeration 
like at all