I want to embrace this world and this life. But I don’t know how to accept the unacceptable.
Warning: spoilers for people who can read my handwriting!
Sometimes, if you peel back enough layers of myth-making, you actually do find a solid minimal conspiracy theory.
This is how corporations turn us into glorified slaves, and I’m not drinking the Kool-Aid after that first bitter sip.
Given that my death will be the last chance I have to savour my one, strange life, I hope to approach it with curiosity...
Vampire lore in Russia (like seemingly everything in Russia) is intense, twisted, and utterly fascinating!
“Vampire Cocktail” (Pinterest).
How long would it take for you to be trapped in the freezing cold earth before you went insane and would do anything to escape?
In the lore of ancient Russia, the souls of all people–not just vampires–are trapped in their graves, going mad with the weight of the earth on them and the cold of the winter. There is a Russian Folk Funeral Song which laments that “Dark and joyless is our prison-house…” When folklorists would ask about this, or where the souls of the dead lived people would answer: “Stone and earth lie heavy on our hearts, our eyes are fast closed, our hands and feet are frozen by the cold.”
Before We Get to Our Vampire Tale…Here is Some Russian Vampire Lore…
“Especially during the winters do the dead suffer; when the spring returns the peasants say, “Our fathers enjoy repose,” and in Little-Russia…
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I’ve been sitting down thinking “I need to write the best science fiction novel of the 21st century!” or “I need to write something that will sell a million copies!” or just “I need to write well.” These are all useless mindsets.
Australian prices being what they are, shopping to a budget isn't easy, so I steal. Because I'm white, this is easy for me.
Consume a lot of good art to remind yourself why you’re doing this, and escape to your happy place to recharge, whatever that might mean for you.
I eagerly await the Pope’s encyclical and public announcements outlining his fluid views of gender and removing gender restrictions from the priesthood!