About vimoh

I play with words, make stuff up, and tell stories. I wrote Ravanayan. It's a comic book series. I get kicks out of learning new things.

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  • vimoh shared from A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) by George R. R. Martin
    The north remembers, Lord Davos. The north remembers, and the mummer’s farce is almost done. My son is home.”
    Note: you do not knowwhat is coming
  • vimoh shared from Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism by Rajiv Malhotra
    The biblical notions of gender differ from the dharmic notions very centrally: Eve is created from one of Adam's ribs, and this happens after Adam already exists by himself, i.e., woman was derived from man. A competing story in Genesis 1 has them created equally. The first human pair in Sanskrit narratives, Yama and Yami, were co-created as twins. Yami (female) had her own powerful identity which is not subservient to Yama (male). Shiva (masculine) and Shakti (feminine) are often depicted as co-dependent and inseparably intertwined; indeed, the entire cosmos is conceived of as Shakti, or female...
  • vimoh shared from Meta (The Meta Superhero Novel Series Book 1) by Tom Reynolds
    You had to give The Controller credit: he was actually one step ahead of Midnight. The only problem is; that Midnight is usually three or four steps ahead of even himself, so it doesn't do you much good.
    Note: final chapter
  • vimoh shared from A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R. R. Martin
    Asha climbed quickly, to the fifth story and the room where her uncle read. Not that there are any rooms where he does not read. Lord Rodrik was seldom seen without a book in hand, be it in the privy, on the deck of his Sea Song, or whilst holding audience. Asha had oft seen him reading on his high seat beneath the silver scythes. He would listen to each case as it was laid before him, pronounce his judgment … and read a bit whilst his captain-of-guards went to bring in the next supplicant.
    Note: the reader
  • vimoh shared from A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin
    Up in the loft a woman was giving birth noisily, while below a man lay dying by the fire. Samwell Tarly could not say which frightened him more.
    Note: sam the slayer
  • vimoh shared from A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin
    The war has been waged since time began, and before it is done, all men must choose where they will stand. On one side is R’hllor, the Lord of Light, the Heart of Fire, the God of Flame and Shadow. Against him stands the Great Other whose name may not be spoken, the Lord of Darkness, the Soul of Ice, the God of Night and Terror. Ours is not a choice between Baratheon and Lannister, between Greyjoy and Stark. It is death we choose, or life. Darkness, or light.”
    Note: the long and short of it
  • vimoh shared from A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin
    “My sister has mistaken me for a mushroom. She keeps me in the dark and feeds me shit.
    Note: Book 3.
  • vimoh shared from Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, Book 1) by Lee Child
    Like when people say they slept like a baby. Do they mean they slept well? Or do they mean they woke up every ten minutes, screaming?
    Note: Ever wonder?
  • vimoh shared from Star Maker by William Olaf Stapledon (Sunday Classic) by William Olaf Stapledon, Olaf Stapledon
    Respectable public opinion, though vindictive toward the unemployed, was passionately tender toward the sick. In falling ill, a man acquired a special sanctity, and exercised a claim over all healthy persons. Thus no sooner did any of the wretched campers succumb to a serious disease than he was carried off to be cared for by all the resources of medical science. The desperate paupers soon discovered how things stood, and did all in their power to fall sick. So successful were they, that the hospitals were soon filled. The empty tenements were therefore hastily fitted out to receive the increasing...
    Note: how sickness is made into a virtue
  • vimoh shared from Star Maker by William Olaf Stapledon (Sunday Classic) by William Olaf Stapledon, Olaf Stapledon
    But a mysterious change had come over me. I soon discovered that, by merely willing to approach a star, I could set myself in motion toward it, and at such a speed that I must have traveled much faster than normal light. This, as I knew very well, was physically impossible. Scientists had assured me that motion faster than the speed of light was meaningless. I inferred that my motion must therefore be in some manner a mental, not a physical phenomenon, that I was enabled to take up successive viewpoints without physical means of locomotion.
    Note: psychic space travel
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