I come to request entrance to the BIRTHDAY as my own day of birth approaches (though truly it will never leave). I sent ahead cross-stitched shark and I come bearing more embroidery and other tasks to keep hands busy and away from the Corn. The four-legged, three-footed pup who is my shadow offers all the licks in the world and will happily sit on any laps that present themselves, whether she fits or not.
THE CROSS-STITCHED SHARK HANGS UPON OUR WALL, TO REMIND US ALWAYS THAT THERE ARE STILL PETITIONERS WAITING FOR THEIR TURN TO COME, AND ENTER, AND BE HOME. WE ARE GLAD THAT YOU HAVE JOINED US.
HERE IS YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE. HERE IS YOUR CONICAL HAT. HERE IS A LARGE BUCKET OF DOG BISCUITS, TO HELP TO KEEP YOUR SHADOW FROM THE CORN.
WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY. WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY. WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY UNENDING.
I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.
My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.
”—Jason Momoa on getting to play Aquaman (via sneakmouse)
“And now Klaus is apparently running off to go and save Sunny. In the books of course it is Violet, but I know that Hollywood prefers its female actresses to do very little.”—Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events audio commentary (via captainofalltheships)
“She awoke to a stable cat giving birth near her ear and three children - a girl and two boys - watching her solemnly.
“I s’pose you’re fair proud of yourself,” Daine told the cat. “My wondrous book says you’re a feline, and a carnivore, and a vertebrate, and a mammal. I wish them that wrote it could smell around here right now and maybe they wouldn’t call you all those pretty names.””—Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce, chapter 8 (via tamorapiercequotes)