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I almost wish Id had the forethought to eat a tree myself.
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My books happen. They tend to blast in from nowhere, seize me by the throat, and howl 'Write me! Write me now!' But they rarely stand still long enough for me to see what and who they are, before they hurtle away again. And so I spend a lot of time running after them, like a thrown rider after an escaped horse, saying 'Wait for me! Wait for me!' and waving my notebook in the air.

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He will apologize, or I'll give him a lesson in swordplay he will not like at all.

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Friends you will have need of, for in you two worlds meet. There is no one on both sides with you, so you must learn to take your own counsel; and not to fear what is strange, if you know it also to be true.
-Luthe

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Yes, I am letting my own experience color my answer, which is what experience is for ...

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It goes something like 'There are a lot of ways to be yourself.

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Although when there were too many people around- which there certainly were today- it was hard even to remember to say thank you: all those people were like drowning.

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It is not a comfortable passion.

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I knew you'd figure it out," he said."And I hoped that by the time you figured it out, you would be sufficiently accustomed to the situation for the realization to be less ... dispiriting.

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I wasn't grateful. You want to talk cranky, coitus interruptus takes me well beyond cranky. My engorged labia felt like they were pressing on my brain-what there was of my brain-and if I didn't get to fuck someone, something, now-a vampire would do-I was going to fucking explode. My cunt ached like a bruise.
Beyond cranky, rather fortunately, doesn't transmute into embarrassment. It transmutes into fury. As my blood pressure began to rearrange itself to a more standard unengorged pattern I was seething.

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But she brooded not only about how to tackle her father, but also about what, precisely, she was setting out to do. Test the fire-repellent properties of her discovery. Toward killing dragons. Did she really want to kill dragons? Yes. Why? Pause. To be doing something. To be doing something better than anyone else was doing it.

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