“People always say that, when you love someone, nothing in the world matters. But that’s not true, is it? You know, and I know, that when you love someone, everything in the world matters a little bit more.”—Jodi Picoult (Handle With Care)
“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in the world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”—Lemony Snicket (via thechocolatebrigade)
I’ve just been searching for a useful Starcraft2 cheats guide that i can suggest to one of my friends, his game-play really sucks and it was starting to get really embarrassing. During my search, i’ve discovered that there’s only one starcraft2 guide released by a pro-gamer.
Matthew Perpetua: What do you think of [LCD Soundsystem’s] “Dance Yrself Clean”? I know a lot of people hate how that song starts so quiet before kicking in. I didn’t mind it so much, but the impact was so much stronger on vinyl. The dynamic shift is like stepping into full color. It made me think about how people expect everything on albums to be an equal level of loudness now.
Greg Milner: I didn’t realize people found that dynamic shift on that song so jarring, but I guess I’m not surprised. I like that kind of thing, myself. The first time I ever heard about a record being criticized for that was PJ Harvey’s Rid of Me. I kind of think that people should take dynamic shifts where they can get them, since the whole idea has largely disappeared from music. To me, it’s kind of like complaining about it raining so hard after a drought. Yeah, it sucks to get caught in the rain, but shouldn’t we be glad it’s raining? This analogy is of course problematic, given the recent flooding around the globe…
Matthew Perpetua: Right. But that happened in New York just recently — no rain for weeks on end, and then a couple days of rain and everyone complained.
I’m making a video next week of clothes I don’t want (considering modeling them, though some just plain don’t fit me right), if you do the same, maybe we can talk about trading! I already have one other person who’s down. If you’re…