Episode 1 Quotes

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When you can't win the fight, you get bigger guns." - Episode 14, "Better Space Than Never
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Ashley Poston (Geekerella (Once Upon a Con, #1))
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It’s four o’clock, guys. I’m going up to watch Oprah. Unless the shop catches fire or we’re under massive zombie invasion, I don’t exist for the next hour. On second thought, don’t bother me if it’s zombies – I’ll deal with them later. Today’s a special episode on how to make peace with people who piss you off. And I definitely need to find my Zen. (Bubba) Your Zen’s shooting stuff, Bubba. Embrace your inner violence. (Mark) Fine, then. My inner violence says I’ll cut your throat if you bother me until Oprah ends, so sod off. (Bubba)
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Sherrilyn Kenyon (Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1))
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It's going to be legen...wait for it...and I hope you're not lactose-intolerant cause the second half of that word is...dairy!
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Matt Kuhn
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The three of us, working together to save the world. Me, my ex-girlfriend, and the guy she dumped me for.” His mouth twisted into a half smile. β€œThis has to be the most screwed up situation three teenagers have ever found themselves in.” β€œI think I saw an episode of Gossip Girl like that once,” I offered.
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Rachel Hawkins (Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1))
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We understand the lights. We understand the lights above the Arby’s. We understand so much. But the sky behind those lights, mostly void, partially stars, that sky reminds us: We don’t understand even more.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Believe it or not, I was not always as awesome as I am today
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Matt Kuhn
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Krista asks,"What is it about society that disappoints you so much?" Elliot thinks, "Oh I don't know, is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man even when we knew he made billions off the backs of children? Or maybe it's that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit; the world itself's just one big hoax. Spamming each other with our burning commentary of bullshit masquerading as insight, our social media faking as intimacy. Or is it that we voted for this? Not with our rigged elections, but with our things, our property, our money. I'm not saying anything new. We all know why we do this, not because Hunger Games books makes us happy but because we wanna be sedated. Because it's painful not to pretend, because we're cowards. Fuck Society." "Mr. Robot" season 1 episode 1, 'ohellofriend.mov
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Sam Esmail
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Cross!" I called. I just couldn't bring myself to say "Archer" out loud. I'd have felt like I was in an episode of Masterpiece Theatre: "Archer! Let us fetch a spot of tea, old boy!
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Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1))
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Every year the hunters shot cows and horses and family pets and each other. And unbelievably, they sometimes shot themselves, perhaps in a psychotic episode where they mistook themselves for dinner
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Louise Penny (Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1))
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Without love, it cannot be seen.
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Ryukishi07 (Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1 (Umineko WHEN THEY CRY, 3))
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If you added up all the really significant episodes in your life they'd probably come to less than sixty minutes.
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John Marsden (So Much to Tell You (So Much to Tell You, #1))
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Dude.. where's your suit? Just once, when I say "suit up" I wish you'd put on a suit.
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Matt Kuhn
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In my case, intelligence was a disease that had led to a psychotic episode.
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Tanya Thompson (Assuming Names: a con artist's masquerade (Criminal Mischief Book 1))
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Silence is golden. Words are vibrations. Thoughts are magic.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Lucien shook Magnus off, who came over to Caia to make sure she was OK. She nodded numbly at her uncle but kept her eyes on the two males who looked ready to battle it out. And over her. Oh goddess it was like an episode of The Vampire Diaries, she groaned.
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Samantha Young (Moon Spell (The Tale of Lunarmorte, #1))
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Some days the weather happens and we never look up or go outside and that’s okay too.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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That there was nothing so wrong in the world that we couldn’t sort it out by the end of a single half-hour episode (or maybe a two-parter, if it was something really serious).
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Ernest Cline (Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1))
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Bartimaeus: "A small piece of advice," I said "it isn't wise to be rude to someone bigger than you, especially when they've just trapped you under a boulder." Imp: "You can stick your advice up...." "This brief pause replaces a short, censored episode, characterized by bad language and some sadly necessary violence. When we pick up the story again, everything is as before, except that I am perspiring slightly and the contrite imp is the model of cooperation." Bartimaeus: "I'll ask again: who is Rupert Deveraeux?" Imp: "He's the British Prime Minister, oh Most Bounteous and Merciful one.
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Jonathan Stroud (The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1))
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Don’t worry. Don’t worry. All is as it was meant to be. It was meant to be lonely and terrifying and unfair and fleeting. Don’t worry.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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We are not history yet. We are happening now. How miraculous is that?
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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But here is the truth of nostalgia: We don’t feel it for who we were, but who we weren’t. We feel it for all the possibilities that were open to us but that we didn’t take.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Your existence is not impossible, but it’s also not very likely.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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He was acting like one of those crazy sons of bitches that you see on an episode of Hoarders. You know, the one who can’t let go of an old sock because their dog gave birth on it.” --Rod
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Ren Alexander (Chasing the Wild Sparks (Wild Sparks, #1))
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Condoms aren’t a hundred percent you know,” he reminds me calmly. My mind flashes to a certain episode of Friends, and I suddenly feel like yelling out that they should put that on the outside of the box.
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Chantal Fernando (Dragon's Lair (Wind Dragons MC, #1))
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No one. The room was empty. Cassie stood there, blinking back tears.
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Tamara Hart Heiner (Episode 1: The New Girl: The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Cassandra Jones (Walker Wildcats Year 1: Age 10))
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Wednesday has been canceled due to a scheduling error.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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I don't like seeing myself on camera." But that's not it--that sounds shallow, like I'm worried I'll look fat or something. "It's like somebody is walking on my grave. TV immortalizes you. The episodes are what my family would watch if I died.
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Heather Demetrios (Something Real (Something Real, #1))
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I've watched every episode of Poirot and Midsomer Murders on TV. I never guess the ending and I can't wait for the moment when the detective gathers all the suspects in the room and, like a magician conjuring silk scarves out of the air, makes the whole thing make sense.
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Anthony Horowitz (Magpie Murders (Susan Ryeland, #1))
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History is us squinting into the past, mistaking millions of tiny vibrations in all directions for unified, unidirectional movements by entire civilizations.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Remember: If you see something, say nothing, and drink to forget.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Everything is exciting, particularly existence. Existence is the most thrilling fact of all.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Shadow had noticed that you only ever catch one episode of shows you don't watch, over and over, years apart: he thought it must be some kind of cosmic law.
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Neil Gaiman (American Gods (American Gods, #1))
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And night falls on you too. You have survived, survived everything up to this moment. Grip tight, hum, laugh, cry. Forget nothing and think many things of it. Goodnight. Goodnight. Goodnight.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Valentine's Day is a disaster. Any day that is designed to perfectly encapsulate something as messy and personal as two people in a romantic relationship would have to be. But in Night Vale it also kills people. This is called satire.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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melted
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Tamara Hart Heiner (Episode 1: The New Girl: The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Cassandra Jones (Walker Wildcats Year 1: Age 10))
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Remember, this is America. Vote correctly or never see your loved ones again.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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It was a shitshow of emotional carnage, just pure tear-soaked chaos worse than any Grey’s Anatomy episode.
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Karina Halle (Love, in English (Love, in English, #1))
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I cocked an ear, but there was nothing much to hear. A girl was on the phone next door, complaining about some guy to a girlfriend, and someone down a floor was either talking to his cat or having a psychotic episode, but both voices were clearer than the soft noises coming from the living room. The vamps were presumably cleaning the wounds better than I’d been able to do at the bar, and bandaging him up. I knew nobody was planning a snack– it would be like offering people used to Beluga caviar and Dom Perignon a sack of stale Fritos and a flat Coke. Sloppy seconds weren’t likely to appeal.
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Karen Chance (Midnight's Daughter (Dorina Basarab, #1))
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Newsflash she already has body image issues.Β  It's an intrinsic part of being a woman. Every woman in the world has some part of herself that she absolutely hates.Β  Her hands are too small, her feet are too big, her hair is too straight, too curly, her ears stick out, her bums too flat, her nose is too big and, you know, nothing you can say will change how we feel.Β  What men don't understand is, the right clothes, the right shoes, the right makeup it just... It, it hides the flaws we think we have.Β  They make us look beautiful to ourselves.Β  That's what makes us look beautiful to others. Used to be all she needed to feel beautiful was a pink tutu and a plastic tiara. And we spend our whole lives trying to feel that way again.
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Richard Castle
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In breaking news, the sky. The earth. Life. Existence as an unchanging plain with horizons of birth and death in the faint distance.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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I... Furudo Erika... have DUCT TAPE!!
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Ryukishi07 (Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 6: Dawn of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1 - manga (Umineko WHEN THEY CRY, 13))
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Fiddling with damp tarragon left me so intensely irritated that when I was done I had to stick the ramekin/mise en place bowls back in the fridge and go watch both the episode where Xander is possessed by a demon and the one where Giles regresses to his outrageously sexy teen self and has sex with Buffy’s mom, just to get over it.
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Julie Powell (Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen)
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Today is the last day of your life up to this point.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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If you say guns kill people one more time, I will shoot you with a gun, and you will, coincidentally, die.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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life was to be measured by the color and variety of its episodes,
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Haruki Murakami (1Q84 (Vintage International))
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Walking to the subway, Aomame kept thinking about the strangeness of the world. If, as the dowager had said, we were nothing but gene carriers, why do so many of us have to lead such strangely shaped lives? Wouldn’t our genetic purpose – to transmit DNA – be served just as well if we lived simple lives, not bothering our heads with a lot of extraneous thoughts, devoted entirely to preserving life and procreating? Did it benefit the genes in any way for us to lead such intricately warped, even bizarre, lives? … how could it possibly profit the genes to have such people existing in this world? Did the genes merely enjoy such deformed episodes as colorful entertainment, or were these episodes utilized by them for some greater purpose?
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Haruki Murakami (1Q84 Book 1 (1Q84, #1))
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At some point you have to set aside snobbery and what you think is culture and recognize that any random episode of Friends is probably better, more uplifting for the human spirit, than ninety-nine percent of the poetry or drama or fiction or history every published. Think of that. Of course yes, Tolstoy and of course yes Keats and blah blah and yes indeed of course yes. But we're living in an age that has a tremendous richness of invention. And some of the most inventive people get no recognition at all. They get tons of money but not recognition as artists. Which is probably much healthier for them and better for their art.
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Nicholson Baker (The Anthologist (The Paul Chowder Chronicles #1))
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Along those lines, to get personal for a moment, I think the best way to die would be swallowed by a giant snake. Going feet first and whole into a slimy maw would give your life perfect symmetry.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Caroline, I, Jesus, how do I say this without sounding like an episode of Dawson’s Creek?” He stumbled the words while talking into my neck. I couldn’t help it, I chuckled a little as Pacey flashed into my head, and that brought him back. I pulled away a bit so I could see him, and he smiled ruefully.
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Alice Clayton (Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1))
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Whoever you are now, you are home.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Pain is just weakness leaving the body, and then being replaced by pain. Lots of pain.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Where are you supposed to stay?” He ground out... β€œHendrix, are you kidding me?” β€œBy me, Reagan. Always, by me,” he answered, ignoring my sarcasm.
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Rachel Higginson (Love and Decay, Episode One (Love and Decay, #1))
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ONE DAY, YOU WILL DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE, AND THEN YOU WILL TELL NO ONE. AND THEN YOU WILL DIE.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Some mysteries aren’t questions to be answered but just a kind of opaque fact, a thing which exists to be not known.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Sitting alone in the dark, watching the show on my laptop, I always found myself imagining that I lived in that warm, well-lit house, and that those smiling, understanding people were my family. That there was nothing so wrong in the world that we couldn’t sort it out by the end of a single half-hour episode (or maybe a two-parter, if it was something really serious).
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Ernest Cline (Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1))
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If he were cast in my Zombie version of Vampire Diaries, he so would have been Stefan, the very brother I wanted to watch die of something grotesque and gruesome. Team Daemon every single day.
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Rachel Higginson (Love and Decay, Episode One (Love and Decay, #1))
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Could of, should of, would of....... didn't
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Kristiene Gray (The Life of Riley: Episodes 1-6 with Bonus Episode (The Life of Riley, #1-6))
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Weird at last. Weird at last. God Almighty, weird at last.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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We've grown into a whole - we're not just tiny episodes of good and bad.
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Ashley Pullo (The Bridge (The Bridge, #1))
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I can't believe she tricked me into spending another day with her. I have a life, I want to tell her. I have four episodes of Myth Busters to catch up on. Okay, I don't have a life.
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Katie Kacvinsky (First Comes Love (First Comes Love, #1))
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Each day the sun rises and sets. The moon pulls the tides. Our hearts beat. Our loved ones love us back. And we share our inhales and exhales with the great organism that is our tiny planet.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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There always seems to be something upsetting you. You should relax more. It’s not that there’ s nothing coming to get you, there’s everything coming to get you…but relax anyway, just on principle.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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My father then said, β€˜Mike, I’ve told you how dinosaurs went extinct. An asteroid crashed into the Earth. The world first became a sea of fire, and then sank into a prolonged period of darkness and coldness.… One night, you woke from a nightmare, saying that you had dreamt that you were back in that terrifying age. Let me tell you now what I wanted to tell you that night: If you really lived during the Cretaceous Period, you’d be fortunate. The period we live in now is far more frightening. Right now, species on Earth are going extinct far faster than during the late Cretaceous. Now is truly the age of mass extinctions! So, my child, what you’re seeing is nothing. This is only an insignificant episode in a much vaster process. We can have no sea birds, but we can’t be without oil. Can you imagine life without oil? Your last birthday, I gave you that lovely Ferrari and promised you that you could drive it after you turned fifteen. But without oil, it would be a pile of junk metal and you’d never drive it. Right now, if you want to visit your grandfather, you can get there on my personal jet and cross the ocean in a dozen hours or so. But without oil, you’d have to tumble in a sailboat for more than a month.… These are the rules of the game of civilization: The first priority is to guarantee the existence of the human race and their comfortable life. Everything else is secondary.
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Liu Cixin (The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #1))
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Unbelievable! You are unbelievable! First you ruin my life and then you blame it on my period!
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Jane Aire (Black Rose, Episode One: A BDSM Novella (Black Rose, #1))
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Please, don't be afraid of being happy. Becoming happy isn't the same thing as accepting your current misfortune. It means creating a new happiness out of your current misfortune.
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Ryukishi07 (Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 4: Alliance of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1 - manga (Umineko WHEN THEY CRY, 7) (Volume 7))
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Looking for a snack? Try wheat or a wheat by-product. Dinner? Wheat &/or its by-product. Trying to patch a leaky roof? We have just the thing for you, and we also have its by-product.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Time is like wax, dripping from a candle flame. In the moment, it is molten and falling, with the capability to transform into any shape. Then the moment passes, and the wax hits the tabletop, and solidifies into the shape it will always be. It becomes the past, a solid, single record of what happened, still holding in its wild curves and contours the potential of every shape it could have held. It is impossible, no matter how blessed you are by luck or the government or some remote, invisible deity gently steering your life with hands made of moonlight and wind, it is impossible not to feel a little sad looking at that bit of wax, that bit of the past. It is impossible not to think of all the wild forms that wax now will never take. ... ... But then you remember, I remember, that we are even now in another bit of molten wax. We are in a moment and it is still falling, still volatile, and we will never be anywhere else. We will always be in that most dangerous, most exciting, most possible time of all: the now, where we never can know what shape the next moment will take. Stay tune fore... well, let's just find out together, shall we?
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Fincher, Kubrick, Lucas, Spielberg, Del Toro, Tarantino. And, of course, Kevin Smith. I spent three months studying every John Hughes teen movie and memorizing all the key lines of dialogue. Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive. You could say I covered all the bases. I studied Monty Python. And not just Holy Grail, either. Every single one of their films, albums, and books, and every episode of the original BBC
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Ernest Cline (Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1))
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For us, the events which took place between 1500 and 1800 on the soil of Western Europe constitute the most important third of β€œworld” history; for the Chinese historian, on the contrary, who looks back on and judges by 4000 years of Chinese history, those centuries generally are a brief and unimportant episode, infinitely less significant than the centuries of the Han dynasty (206 B.C. to 220 A.D.), which in his β€œworld” history are epoch-making.
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Oswald Spengler (Decline of the West, Vols 1-2)
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I wanted to indulge in him, to taste skin and sin and sweetness and make time stop. (Emma)
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Tamara Lush (Tell Me a Story: Episode #1)
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forget about it; if today never becomes a yesterday, at least you can make peace with today. What already happened we can't change, but we can change what happens next!
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Aleta Williams (Salty: A Ghetto Soap Opera ( Episodes 1-3): African American Hood Series)
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PROVERB: Eating meat is a difficult moral decision, because it’s stolen, that meat. You should apologize.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Decisions to start a war always come down to what is in the best interests of the powerful few.
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Andrew Watts (The War Planners: Episode 1)
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the hospital treated 11,602 patients, sixty-four a day, for injuries and ailments that suggest that the mundane sufferings of people have not changed very much over the ages. The list included: 820 cases of diarrhea; 154, constipation; 21, hemorrhoids; 434, indigestion; 365, foreign bodies in the eyes; 364, severe headaches; 594 episodes of fainting, syncope , and exhaustion; 1 case of extreme flatulence; and 169 involving teeth that hurt like hell.
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Erik Larson (The Devil in the White City)
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What are you doing?' If I texted back too soon, he would think I wasn't doing anything and then he would probably try to come over. I watched another episode before texting him again: 'Watching Kim K. shop for a dress. You?' He texted back: 'Standing outside your door'. Shit!
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Whitney G. (Take Two (Jilted Bride, #1))
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America, is there lipstick on my teeth?" Zoe asked. I turned to my left and found her smiling maniacally, exposing all her pearly whites. "No, you're good," I answered, seeing out of the corner of my eye that Marlee was nodding in confirmation. "Thanks. How is he so calm?" Zoe asked, pointing over at Maxon, who was talking to a member of the crew. She then bent down and put her head between her legs and started doing controlled breathing. Marlee and I looked at each other, eyes wide with amusement, and tried not to laugh. It was hard if we looked at Zoe, so we surveyed the room and chatted about what others were wearing. There were several girls in seductive reds and lively greens, but no one else in blue. Olivia had gone so far as to wear orange. I'd admit that I didn't know that much about fashion, but Marlee and I both agreed that someone should have intervened on her behalf. The color made her skin look kind of green. Two minutes before the cameras turned on, we realized it wasn't the dress making her look green. Olivia vomited into the closest trash can very loudly and collapsed on the floor. Silvia swooped in, and a fuss was made to wipe the sweat off her and get her into a seat. She was placed in the back row with a small receptacle at her feet, just in case. Bariel was in the seat in front of her. I couldn't hear what she muttered to the poor girl from where I was, but it looked like Bariel was prepared to injure Olivia should she have another episode near her. I guessed that Maxon had seen or heard some of the commotion, and I looked over to see if he was having any sort of reaction to it all. But he wasn't looking toward the disturbance; he was looking at me. Quickly-so quickly it would look like nothing but scratching an itch to anyone else-Maxon reached up and tugged on his ear. I repeated the action back, and we both turned away. I was excited to know that tonight, after dinner, Maxon would be stopping by my room.
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Kiera Cass (The Selection (The Selection, #1))
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Settling in to be another clear night and pretty evening here in Night Vale. I hope all of you out there have someone to sleep through it with. Or, at least, good memories of when you did.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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You know, they always say, β€œIf you’re trying to meet someone, you may never find them. But it’s when you’re not looking, that’s when they find you.” I’ve always heard this in reference to government agents, but I think it applies to dating as well.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Olivia’s head rests against my arm the whole ride back to her place. Our legs are aligned and pressing, our hands entwined on top of my thigh. I turn my head just slightly and inhale the addictive jasmine scent of her hair. There’s a cable show, My Strange Addictionβ€”one of the most insane things I ever saw, one episode was about a wanker who was obsessed with sniffing women’s hair. I’m sorry I judged you, wanker. I get it now.
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Emma Chase (Royally Screwed (Royally, #1))
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I took a walk on the cool sand dunes, brittle grass overgrown, and above me, in the night sky, above me, I saw. Bitter taste of unripe peaches and a smell I could not place, nor could I escape. I remembered other times that I could not escape. I remembered other smells. The moon slunk like a wounded animal. The world spun like it had lost control. Concentrate only on breathing and let go of ideas you had about nutrition and alarm clocks. I took a walk on the cool sand dunes, brittle grass overgrown, and above me, in the night sky, above me, I saw. This message brought to you by Coca-Cola.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Backward glances are not encouraged.
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Margaret Atwood (I’m Starved for You: Positron, Episode 1)
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I’d never been handcuffed or spanked, but when he spoke, when his gaze traveled over my body, I felt like he was doing both, with his mouth…with his eyes.
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Marni Mann (Unblocked - Episode One (Timber Towers, #1))
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I think a fantasy is what the heart whispers to silence a busy mind. (Caleb)
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Tamara Lush (Tell Me a Story: Episode #1)
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One death has already been attributed to the Glow Cloud. But listen, it's probably nothing. If we had to shut down the town for every mysterious event that at least one death could be attributed to, we'd never have time to do anything, right?
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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La prochaine fois que vous faites venir un barde, je lui ouvre le bide de là à là, j'lui sors les boyaux et je file sa langue à bouffer aux chiens. C'est clair, ça ? (Arthur à Guenièvre)
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Alexandre Astier (Kaamelott, livre 1, deuxième partie : Episodes 51 à 100)
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The Night Vale Medical Board has issued a new study indicating that you have a spider somewhere on your body at all times but especially now. The study said that further research would be needed to determine exactly where on your body this spider is and what its intentions are, only that it is definitely there and is statistically likely to be one of the really ugly ones.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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The problem with your generation,” the professor preached, sticking his hands into his pockets, β€œis a bloated sense of entitlement. You feel owed everything, and you want it now. Why suffer the sweet agony of watching a television series just to find out the big reveal you’ve waited years to discover when you can just wait for the entire series to appear on Netflix and watch all fifty episodes in three days, right?” β€œExactly!” a guy on the other side of the room blurted out. β€œWork smarter, not harder.
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Penelope Douglas (Corrupt (Devil's Night, #1))
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You don’t remember?” Hendrix asked with narrowed eyes. β€œThen we’ll talk about it later. I’ll help you remember.” His voice was smooth sex appeal as it washed over my body and I shivered involuntarily.
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Rachel Higginson (Love and Decay, Episode One (Love and Decay, #1))
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She said if good-hearted families travel to Night Vale only to find their subconsciouses besieged with unforgettable revelations, horrors buried so deep as to be completely indescribable, revealing wholly unbearable new truths, then we certainly can't expect these people to return, let alone leave good Yelp ratings for local businesses.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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Told you," said Mick. "Things comin' together. We set off lookin' for the Utz kids an' find a tree full o' everybody. That's magic, too." "It's like a story." "Same thing. The universe don't like plot. Story is magic's way o' telling the universe to sod off." "That's good then, right?" said Scott. After this episode with Emily, he was ready for some optimism. "Magic wants us all to live happily ever after." "Not necessarily," Mick answered. "Magic likes a good tragedy, too.
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Adam Rex (Cold Cereal (The Cold Cereal Saga, #1))
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The study found widespread dissatisfaction with our town's public library, and, when considering the facts, it's easy to see why. The public computers for Internet use are outdated and slow. The lending period of fourteen days is not nearly long enough to read lengthier books, given the busy schedule of all our lives. The fatality rate is also well above the national average for public libraries.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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We all want to live forever, right? Wrong! Think about watching your family die as you selfishly carry on. Your children aging and passing, your grandchildren, and so on. Think of all of the friends you’ll make but eventually lose. You don’t want that! No! You know the earth is eventually going to be swallowed by the sun, right? And one day you would be present for this greatest of all apocalypses. As fascinating as this event would be, scientifically speaking, this excitement would fade as the pain of thousand-degree flames engulfed your tender body and your aged mind would be so alone in this interminable torture. Does this sound like something you want? We didn't think so. Immortality is stupid. Think before you wish. This message brought to you by DIRECTV.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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We have survived all the way from birth to this very moment, and we look at each other, and some of us start laughing, and others start weeping, and one or two of us break out into a wordless humming song. And all of us mean the exact same thing. Look at us! Look at us out in the honey light of the finished day! Look at us and rejoice in our sheer being!
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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We have big dreams - sometimes scary, unforgettable dreams that repeat on the same date every year and are shared by every person in town - but we make those big dreams come true. Remember the clock tower? It took eight years and $23 million to build, and despite its invisibility and constant teleportation, it is a lovely structure that keeps impeccable time.
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Joseph Fink (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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It is very easy to destroy something. And very difficult to repair it again. Magic is much the same way. Magic that destroys and kills is very simple to master. Weak witches who fall victim to the temptations of easy power, therefore, grow lax in their study of true magic. The true magic is the ability to repair. The power to revive. That which calls back joy that has been shattered. That which brings back warmth to love gone cold. […] The world of humanity is full of separation, loss, and mourning. Everyone lives their lives seeking the means to evade or bear that sadness. But for a witch with the power to endlessly regenerate, any concept of destruction or decay no longer applies. The Endless Witch is free of all worldly suffering, certain of eternal bliss.
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Ryukishi07 (Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1)
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recent research that has introduced a distinction between two selves, the experiencing self and the remembering self, which do not have the same interests. For example, we can expose people to two painful experiences. One of these experiences is strictly worse than the other, because it is longer. But the automatic formation of memoriesβ€”a feature of System 1β€”has its rules, which we can exploit so that the worse episode leaves a better memory. When people later choose which episode to repeat, they are, naturally, guided by their remembering self and expose themselves (their experiencing self) to unnecessary pain.
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Daniel Kahneman (Thinking, Fast and Slow)
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Stories become great by hacking your brain. Nothing that happens in fiction matters. The people in fiction are fictional so their triumphs and tragedies have literally no consequence. The death of the yogurt you doomed to a fiery death in your gut acid this morning is finitely more tragic than the "deaths" of Romeo and Juliet. The yogurt was alive and then it died. Romeo and Juliet never lived in the first place.
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Cory Doctorow (Mostly Void, Partially Stars (Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, #1))
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The final vanity. This whole episode has never been about us. Can't you see? If this is happening now, it must have happened over and over. Who knows how many other planets we lost in the past, consumed as weapons of forgotten wars? Maybe all we see, the planets and stars and galaxies, is just the debris of huge wars - on and on, up to scales we can barely imagine. And we're just weeds growing in the rubble. Tell that to the Prime Minister. And I thought we might ask them about their gods! What a fool I've been - the questions on which I've wasted my life, and here are my answers - what a fool." She was growing agitated. "Take it easy, Edith -
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Charles Stross (Engineering Infinity (The Infinity Project Book 1))
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Teaser from the soon to be released: Redemption of Fire; My Demon Master Book 2. (with Reference to the character, Cain, from Dormant Desires, Book 4; CAIN. In the oddest, surreal moment, I look out and see one lone face. It’s Cain, the chimera by curse and not birth. He’s been welcomed into Demon-kind as one of them. Almost a treasured being for all his uniqueness. In all reality, he is the most divine among us. The product of an angel and a Neanderthal. A very son of the first Eve. It is he alone who is not prostrate before me. Our eyes lock and my vision goes wonky. I can see details and colors and etched outlines like I never imagined. I see Cain’s magnificent aura as it embraces him like a full-body halo. He is watching the spectacle that is me with detached interest. It’s as if he has truly seen everything there is too see and this is nothing more than a repeat of some long forgotten original episode. He is unafraid. I can feel how calm he is. Before he drops his eyes, surrendering to the dominance of my dragon, he gives me a slightly amused expression and a small nod of encouragement.
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Payne Hawthorne (Fire Clothed in Skin (Fire Clothed in Skin Saga, #1))
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CONSENSUS PROPOSED CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA DISORDER A. Exposure. The child or adolescent has experienced or witnessed multiple or prolonged adverse events over a period of at least one year beginning in childhood or early adolescence, including: A. 1. Direct experience or witnessing of repeated and severe episodes of interpersonal violence; and A. 2. Significant disruptions of protective caregiving as the result of repeated changes in primary caregiver; repeated separation from the primary caregiver; or exposure to severe and persistent emotional abuse B. Affective and Physiological Dysregulation. The child exhibits impaired normative developmental competencies related to arousal regulation, including at least two of the following: B. 1. Inability to modulate, tolerate, or recover from extreme affect states (e.g., fear, anger, shame), including prolonged and extreme tantrums, or immobilization B. 2. Disturbances in regulation in bodily functions (e.g. persistent disturbances in sleeping, eating, and elimination; over-reactivity or under-reactivity to touch and sounds; disorganization during routine transitions) B. 3. Diminished awareness/dissociation of sensations, emotions and bodily states B. 4. Impaired capacity to describe emotions or bodily states C. Attentional and Behavioral Dysregulation: The child exhibits impaired normative developmental competencies related to sustained attention, learning, or coping with stress, including at least three of the following: C. 1. Preoccupation with threat, or impaired capacity to perceive threat, including misreading of safety and danger cues C. 2. Impaired capacity for self-protection, including extreme risk-taking or thrill-seeking C. 3. Maladaptive attempts at self-soothing (e.g., rocking and other rhythmical movements, compulsive masturbation) C. 4. Habitual (intentional or automatic) or reactive self-harm C. 5. Inability to initiate or sustain goal-directed behavior D. Self and Relational Dysregulation. The child exhibits impaired normative developmental competencies in their sense of personal identity and involvement in relationships, including at least three of the following: D. 1. Intense preoccupation with safety of the caregiver or other loved ones (including precocious caregiving) or difficulty tolerating reunion with them after separation D. 2. Persistent negative sense of self, including self-loathing, helplessness, worthlessness, ineffectiveness, or defectiveness D. 3. Extreme and persistent distrust, defiance or lack of reciprocal behavior in close relationships with adults or peers D. 4. Reactive physical or verbal aggression toward peers, caregivers, or other adults D. 5. Inappropriate (excessive or promiscuous) attempts to get intimate contact (including but not limited to sexual or physical intimacy) or excessive reliance on peers or adults for safety and reassurance D. 6. Impaired capacity to regulate empathic arousal as evidenced by lack of empathy for, or intolerance of, expressions of distress of others, or excessive responsiveness to the distress of others E. Posttraumatic Spectrum Symptoms. The child exhibits at least one symptom in at least two of the three PTSD symptom clusters B, C, & D. F. Duration of disturbance (symptoms in DTD Criteria B, C, D, and E) at least 6 months. G. Functional Impairment. The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in at least two of the following areas of functioning: Scholastic Familial Peer Group Legal Health Vocational (for youth involved in, seeking or referred for employment, volunteer work or job training)
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Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma)