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Quotes to hang a story on
RE: Quotes to hang a story on
(08-11-2020, 06:18 PM)Dartz Wrote: "Fenspace doesn't run on truth. Fenspace runs on stories. Some people want stories about heroes, and not victims. Some people want victims, and not heroes.

But when things go wrong, the only story that matters to anyone is who's to blame. Because good stories also need bad villains."


--Maybe I'm getting too cynical these days.

Yeah, maybe. There are still people who want uplifting stories.

They might even be in the majority, considering what percentage of the newer (as in "released in the last decade") anime have protagonists who triumph over adversity rather than being crushed by it.
--
Rob Kelk

Since it's an election year in the USA: How to Immigrate to Canada, direct from the Government of Canada's website. "How you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada."

Sticks and stones can break your bones,
But words can break your heart.
- unknown
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RE: Quotes to hang a story on
I don't know what I'm trying to get at - maybe a certain despair.

Why was the reactor accident at Frigga really covered up? How did they feel? What contributed to them feeling that way? What happens afterwards.

There's a lot I want to say with no idea how to. About how cliqueish fandom is - willing to cover the crimes of the 'in' while calling for the punishment of the 'out'. And Jet doesn't fit in....

I love the smell of rotaries in the morning. You know one time, I got to work early, before the rush hour. I walked through the empty carpark, I didn't see one bloody Prius or Golf. And that smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole carpark, smelled like.... ....speed.

One day they're going to ban them.
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RE: Quotes to hang a story on
"The last several decades have been breathtaking to live through.

Space travel in and out of our solar system. Amazing inventions both with and without handwavium. Even a war where not just right and wrong, but 'good' and 'evil' were clearly defined like few times in recent memory.

But it is that first point - space travel - that is most important. Not just for the Convention, but for humankind as a whole.

Our homeworld, our place of birth, is changing. This is nothing new, it has always been happening. This is simply the first time humans have been able to acknowledge as well as understand said changes.

And we now have an opportunity as well.

In every previous great change of our world, much has been lost. The ecosystems, the very biospheres that sustain our lives, are altered. The ancient man at the end of the last ice age anywhere on the planet would find a much different world today in the exact same place than he would have found familiar.

This is why the people of Oceania have chosen Hawaiki. The world orbiting 85 Pegasus A is a young one. It has some primitive life, but is otherwise a blank canvas, a tabula rasa.

Or put more accurately, a garden awaiting its planting.

We choose to save our beloved world by building it anew. With our own hands in the present we will grow the future by transforming our virgin world into a tribute to our past one, so that those generations to come will be able to appreciate their predecessors' legacy and thrive there.

It will take time and effort. But we are not afraid of hard work.

- Chief Representative of the nascent Commonwealth of the Pacific, 2020 UN-FC Interstellar Colonization Conference, Marduk City, Luna
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“They opened up a can’a dumbass!” – Jon Stewart regarding Fox News, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
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RE: Quotes to hang a story on
Hear that thunder rolling till it seems to rock the sky?
Thats' every ship in Grayson's Navy taking up the cry!
NO QUARTER!

No Quarter by Echo's Children
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*laughs* Yeah, the Polynesians are reconnecting with their roots, so to speak.

Commonwealth of the Pacific (colonists drawn from):
1. Commonwealth of Australia
2. Realm of New Zealand
3. Republic of Palau
4. Republic of Indonesia
5. Republic of Vanuatu
6. Republic of Kiribati
7. Republic of Equatorial Guinea
8. Republic of Guinea
9. Republic of Guinea-Bissau
10. Independent State of Papua New Guinea
11. Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
12. Republic of Mali
13. Independent State of Samoa
14. Republic of the Philippines
15. Republic of Fiji
16. Republic of the Solomon Islands
17. Republic of the Marshall Islands
18. Federated States of Micronesia
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“They opened up a can’a dumbass!” – Jon Stewart regarding Fox News, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
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RE: Quotes to hang a story on
I couldn't resist adding it...

"There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on earth." - Snapple "Real Fact" #1440
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“They opened up a can’a dumbass!” – Jon Stewart regarding Fox News, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
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RE: Quotes to hang a story on
lines from a fic that stuck with me...

"She was tired of burning bridges to light her path."

"She wasn’t staring daggers, but maybe eyeballing baseball bats."
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What was the fic? Google has apparently decided that "this exact word or phrase" means "something vaguely like this phrase" now, so trying to search for the burning bridges quote just turns up a bunch of "what does it mean to burn bridges" and "never burn bridges - except..." etc. If there was even one "we'll burn that bridge when we've crossed it" I could forgive a little, but as it is my rage simply burns with no bridge to the sought after destination in sight.
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‎noli esse culus
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my family doesn't just burn bridges, we nuke the bastards and then [expletive] on the ashes
Wolf wins every fight but the one where he dies, fangs locked around the throat of his opponent. 
Currently writing BROBd

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RE: Quotes to hang a story on
*grumble*  It was a She-Ran fanfic (2018), but going back through it, not the one I thought it was.  It was modern AU, with Catra being the one with the quote.  I'll see if I can remember exactly where it came from...

*edit* well, my memory must be going (with my hair...)  This fanfic New Foundations is the most likely origin and I conflated the quote with another fic.
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