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Everyone is love!

First of all, happy, happy birthday wishes to the lovely beledibabe! May your day be wonderful, just like you!

Second, the winners of the Third Annual Wooden Rocket Awards, for online excellence in science fiction and fantasy, have been announced here. Check out the winning websites and online publications.

And now for something completely different, I can't resist the shiny:

Who else is love?
pseudomonas me scripsit anno 2005

And last, a quote for the day, from a passage by Mary Shelley that I simply love:

"What a sea is the tide of passion, whose fountains are in our own nature! Our virtues are the quick-sands, which show themselves at calm and low water; but let the waves arise and the winds buffet them, and the poor devil whose hope was in their durability, finds them sink from under him. The fashions of the world, its exigencies, educations and pursuits, are winds to drive our wills, like clouds all one way; but let a thunderstorm arise in the shape of love, hate, or ambition, and the rack goes backward, stemming the opposing air in triumph."

"Yet," replied I, "nature always presents to our eyes the appearance of a patient: while there is an active principle in man which is capable of ruling fortune, and at least of tacking against the gale, till it in some mode conquers it."

"There is more of what is specious than true in your distinction," said my companion. "Did we form ourselves, choosing our dispositions, and our powers? I find myself, for one, as a stringed instrument with chords and stops--but I have no power to turn the pegs, or pitch my thoughts to a higher or lower key."

"Other men," I observed, "may be better musicians."

from Mary Shelley, The Last Man (1826)


( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 6th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks for the birthday wishes, dear! And I love that passage, too.
Jan. 7th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
I hope you had a wonderful one! *hugs* Glad you liked the quote.
Jan. 6th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
I keep seeing that... creepy. ;)
Jan. 7th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
LOL! It's everywhere, eh?
Jan. 6th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, I've spent the better part of my life attempting to turn my own pegs with varying degrees of success ;) Wonderful quote, today!
Jan. 7th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It strikes home with me, too. I'm so glad you liked it.
Jan. 6th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Most nifty! And ganked! :)
Jan. 7th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
Yay! :)
Jan. 6th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
You have some really lovely icons there. This was fun.
Jan. 7th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello
Thanks so much! You do, too - I loved how yours turned out!
Jan. 7th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
awwww, thank you! *squeezes you tight*
Jan. 7th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Glad you liked it! :)
Jan. 7th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
awww wow, i love the valancourtbooks banner!!! :)
Jan. 7th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
Your icon looks great in the different colors!
Jan. 7th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
Awwwww… what joy seeing some of my fave icons, and being loved, by you, most especially! :D :D

I'd make an icon for you, y'know, had you a request.


Other (wo)men may be better musicians, indeed. I know that my ears still ring with the music that is your unique timbre of intellect and sorority.
Jan. 7th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
*huge, huge, huge hugs*

I just got your lovely package today. You know me SOOOOO well! I am going to put both the lotion and candle to very good use today. They're perfect. :):) Thank you for being so thoughtfui!

By the way, watch for a package Wednesdayish, soon-to-be-birthday girl.

I know that my ears still ring with the music that is your unique timbre of intellect and sorority.

*sniffle* (((((Kristi)))))!!!

Jan. 7th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you for having my icons up for a time, it made me very happy. I was grinning from ear to ear :D.
Jan. 7th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad! You have beautiful icons. I just friended fantome_requiem, by the way. I may have to adopt some of your lovely Ancanar icons. :)
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