"The choice between good and evil or between right and wrong is no choice at all...True choice is a dilemma...a choice between irreconcilable goods...a choice between the lesser of two evils." - Robert McKee, Story
"In French, alternate history novels are called uchronie. This neologism is based on the prefix u- (as in the word utopia, a place that does not exist) and the Greek for time, chronos. An uchronie, then, is defined as a time that does not exist, a 'non-time.'"
"You've been crying," remarked Josie, with aggravating pity. "I suppose you're homesick--some people have so little self-control in that respect. I've no intention of being homesick, I can tell you. Town's too jolly after that poky old Avonlea. I wonder how I ever existed there so long. You shouldn't cry, Anne; it isn't becoming, for your nose and eyes get red, and then you seem all red. I'd a perfectly scrumptious time in the Academy today. Our French professor is simply a duck. His moustache would give you kerwollops of the heart."
Hi Skipvia. My family and I went on our Alaskan cruise two weeks ago, and while we were onship I thought of the comment you left me. I saw disappointingly few ravens on the trip, but I did see a black bear, a whale, a porcupine, and some very, very distant mountain goats. :)
I'm surprised and sorry that you didn't see more ravens on your cruise, ofravens. They are more plentiful in the rest of the state than they are in Southeast. Like the ones nesting near my house--the fledglings can make an incredible racket.
Oh, I'm so glad you saw my little note! I'll write more today *smile*. I do like your list! There is something to be said for exclusivity to the point of excess, and I admit I do tend toward excess. I try to be an Epicure, but there's so much love in words!
I notice that you hate the word 'cunt'. I used to agree whole-heartedly. Had a loathsome feel about it. Strange, but I begin now to revel in the word, the thick mud-dirtiness of it, there's something liberating in that. Does that make sense to you at all? Hmm. Anyhow! I do like your lists, and we ought be friends, don't you think?
Hello, ofravens. My little part of Alaska is in the Interior, near Fairbanks in a small community named Ester--so it's not likely that you'll pass closely by on your cruise. Unfortunately, it's also not very likely that you'll see an aurora since there is so much daylight in June. You can read a book outside at 2:00 am in June at my house. (And I often do, in my hammock...) In the Southeast on your cruise, it gets dark enough for a couple of hours that you might see them. Come back in November if you want to live under them every night.