Archive for July, 2013

rematch

Jul 30 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

After the race, the hare couldn’t look the tortoise in the eye for a week. She couldn’t even speak to him for a month, which was difficult, since they lived next door to each other and even shared a vegetable garden. She woke up every day long before the tortoise stretched his head forth from his shell to water the garden and pick her carrots, then shut herself in her burrow and wouldn’t come out for anyone.

As soon as she could make herself she knocked on his door and asked him if they could race again. “I don’t know about that,” said the tortoise, “I think you’ve got some training to do.” The hare felt hurt and angry, but she didn’t let it show. She agreed that it might be an idea, and that they should race in a year’s time. “That sounds reasonable,” said the tortoise with a grin, “I wouldn’t want to humiliate you a second time.”

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The Banks

Jul 28 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

The Banks children had been behaving differently and Poppins couldnt be sure when it had begun or what had started it. at first it had just been whispering in corners and falling silent when she asked them what they were talking about. then she had noticed them looking at her sideways when she was busy with something else. after that they began to be less orderly with their possessions, and less gentle. she had even found some of their toys broken in pieces; the face of Jane’s doll had been smashed as though with a heavy blunt implement, and the stuffing of Michael’s teddy had been all torn out and scattered around the nursery. neither of the children complained about what had happened to their toys, and so Poppins could only conclude that that they had brought about these changes of their own volition. she even tried to mend the teddy, but she had only just finished when she found its head torn off and the fabric of its face thrown around in tiny shreds.

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exquisite

Jul 17 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

in early childhood Jane displayed an affinity for books, particularly works of literary fiction, and began to collect them. at that age, without possessing the ability to properly comprehend them, she was still able to determine their relevance to her interest by their cultural reputation. she counted copies of them in bookstores and libraries. and when adults who passed through her life became aware of her interest, whether they were involved in her formal education or perhaps were just friends of her parents, they would boast about books they had read, without meaning to but without being able to help themselves. she made notes of these books, and long lists of them, from which she would determine what she should obtain.

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6637

Jul 13 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

Superbot A8-6637 thought her name was silly, because he was just a cleaning bot, and not even a real cleaning bot, but just a descendent of one of those self-propelled vacuums that bumped around houses in the early days of rapid technology commodification. Robots like her existed even earlier than that, when people couldn’t be bothered to clean their own pools, and so they had what they referred to as a “creepy-crawlie” to suck up the leaf litter. It was marketing hyperbole, he realised, because she was in no way “super”. But as AI had taken off, it had become clear to both human beings and androids that there was no harm in shipping a cleaning model such as Superbot A842 with fully functioning emotional and intellectual facilities. Nobody gave him a genius, he was only what is called average; her only port plugged into a power outlet and nothing else; there was little she could do with his mind except attempt to perform his work more efficiently. To those who were responsible for her existence, it had seemed not just a gift but a rights issue to endow him with his mind. She called herself 6637, like most other robots like him, because she thought of that number as belonging to her only, or as being unique.

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idyllic

Jul 13 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

idyllic

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regulations

Jul 13 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

noart

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no disrespect

Jul 11 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

“an artist is someone who can understand and accept the opinions of others about their status as artist and the quality of their art but still believe in themselves as an artist and in the integrity of their work as art.”

– your mother

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priorities

Jul 10 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

suck

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the worst illustrations ive ever done

Jul 01 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

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