Oddities of the Mind

Ask me anything   Just random thoughts, art from sites I play with/on and who knows what else. Oh, I'm Ekio most places, so don't be surprised if this is a random conglomeration of different site thingamajigs.
Ekio 11692 on FR.

Im out of town atm. Yay beach trip. :) so if you are awaiting a PSD from me it will be Tuesday CST.

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And then in the future, everything changes. He’s been through it all, of course-watched humanity rediscover the heavens above them, watched them begin to wonder what’s out there. He cheered with the rest of the world when they landed on the moon, cheered as if he’d found Isla de la Muerta all over again, because there was something new. New treasure, a new horizon. But then they stop going, stop exploring, and he goes back to riding tankers across the rising seas. So he’s surprised when one day he wakes up from a night with his bottle of rum (his truest companion), and hears that there’s colonies on Mars now, and they need ships to supply them. He spends the next decade crafting new identities, learning all he can to qualify for the job, and after several tries (and even more faked deaths-this immortality thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in the age of the inerasable digital self) he gets it. The ships go nearly constantly now, the needs of the terraforming project creating an unbroken line of vessels from Mars to Earth and back again. “Show me that horizon,” he whispers to himself, his personal prayer of thanksgiving, each time they leave orbit, because the worlds, the stars are in motion and it’s never the same, with nearly three years for a round trip the ports are always different, even if they keep the old names. And finally one trip something goes wrong with the reactor, they’re too low on power and have to deploy the backups, and Jack (Lucky Jack, they call him, for he survives too many things he shouldn’t but science has yet to accept that maybe some things weren’t old wives’ tales after all) goes out for the spacewalk to bring up the solar panels. And as they rise, geometric patterns black against the sun’s glare, he’s struck by a powerful sense of déjà vu, because it’s all here-wind and sails, a ship beneath his feet and stars above his head, horizon in all directions. He wonders, for a moment, if the reason he’s still here is because the universe wanted a witness, to mourn the end of one age of exploration, and rejoice in the birth of the next.

Thank you for writing this. It made me cry, but oh I am so relieved to see the yearning for the stars.

That shouldn’t have given me as many feels as it did… 

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Giant horse-dragon debuts in France

What do you call a horse with a dragon’s head?

A French artist combined the two and created a giant horse-dragon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and France.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/08/27/giant-horse-dragon-debuts-in-france/

You call it a fucking Longma. We have those. That’s right.

Where´s the video of this?


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A friend send me this with no context hwat the shit

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These lovable cat-themed sweets were made by Caroline, a Japanese housewife. She creates them annually on Cat’s Day — February 22. The cat-shaped sweets are nerikiri: a traditional Japanese sweet made by mixing sweet white bean paste and glutinous rice. Caroline tints and sculpts them into various shapes and styles; then puts them on pancakes and doughnuts as edible decorations. They’re just too cute to eat!

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(Source: carolinei.exblog.jp, via chaosorganizer)

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Passing the Hat →


I’ve gotten a few complaints that I don’t make as much stuff as I used to. That my blog is too much reblogged material. This isn’t by choice. I haven’t gotten complacent or lazy. The truth is, I’m a lot sicker than I used to be. My various illnesses just seem to keep getting worse. I’m trying my…

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#Did not realize you were in St Louis  #I might have to make a trip for some photog fun 


Fairy village at the Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. 

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This is the best ASL Bucket Challenge I’ve seen so far.

(Source: iraffiruse, via thebrainslion)

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Had no one to wear the new pauldrons, so I went on a random AH search. Found a spiral with good genes, and changed her to a guardian. 

Now I have a pretty gal to keep the flame. 

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#fr  #flight rising  #dragon fun