book, artificial condition, Martha Wells 

"I had five episodes of different drama series, two comedies, a book about the history of the exploration of alien remnants in the Corporation Rim, and a multi-part art competition from Be-lal Tertiary Eleven queued and paused, but I was actually watching episode 206 of Sanctuary Moon, which I’d already seen twenty-seven times."

media : murderbot :: video games : me

the wise man's fear 

"I want to hear you wound my lovely language with your rough barbarian tongue."

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the wise man's fear 

"I idly wondered how exactly one was supposed to lounge. I couldn’t remember ever doing it myself. After a moment’s consideration, I decided lounging was probably similar to relaxing, but with more money in your pocket."

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the wise man's fear 

"The room was full of murmured conversation as wealthy customers gambled, drank, and talked about whatever rich people talk about. How to properly beat the stable boy, I guessed. Or techniques for chasing the chambermaid around the estate."

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the wise man's fear 

“My bad luck got tangled up with my bad decisions, and I’m paying for it.”

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the wise man's fear 

"Anyone can love a thing _because_.That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something _despite_. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect."

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the wise man's fear 

"The sound of it made me feel like a cat grabbed by the tail and rubbed backward with a wet hand."

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the wise man's fear 

"To be both rich and handsome was bad enough. But to have a voice like honey over warm bread on top of that was simply inexcusable."

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the name of the wind 

“Trouble,” he chuckled. “What does a boy like you know about trouble? I was in trouble afore you were born. I been in trouble you don’t even got words for.”

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the name of the wind 

"To deem us simply enemies is to lose the true flavor of our relationship. It was more like the two of us entered into a business partnership in order to more efficiently pursue our mutual interest of hating each other."

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the name of the wind 

"Anyone who thinks boys are innocent and sweet has never been a boy himself, or has forgotten it. And anyone who thinks men aren’t hurtful and cruel at times must not leave his house often."

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the name of the wind 

"It gets tiresome being spoken to as if you are a child, even if you happen to be one."

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the name of the wind 

"If not for him, I would never have become the man I am today.
I ask that you not hold it against him. He meant well."

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ancestral night, elizabeth bear 

"If they could, cats would invent full-time full-sensorium VR for all humans everywhere so they could sleep on our immobile bodies eternally."

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ancestral night, elizabeth bear 

"give me a nice, soft, curvy girl-type any dia. Or one of those squidgineers, with the cartilaginous limbs and as many boobs as they decided to pay for. Now that’s hot.”

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ancestral night, elizabeth bear 

"Then I stood in the door, the way people about to do stupid things have stood since castles had sally ports and atmosphere craft had jump doors."

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ancestral night, elizabeth bear 

"So those of us who work here just pretend we’re nice and know better, and commend the nitpickers to the same hell as people who hold strong and condescending opinions about the plural of the word octopus."

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ancestral night, elizabeth bear 

"Yes, space doesn’t have directions, exactly, but let’s be honest here: prepositions and directions are so much easier to use than made-up words, and it’s not like the first object somebody called a phone involved a cochlear nanoplant and a nanoskin graft with a touch screen on it, either."

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