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 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 Complete Edition (Two in One) (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) 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 Complete Edition (Two in One) (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) 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 Complete Edition (Two in One) (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) 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, No. 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
  • vimoh shared from The Yugas: Keys to Understanding Our Hidden Past, Emerging Energy Age and Enlightened Future by David Steinmetz, Joseph Selbie
    Norse myths describe a succession of ages: an age of peace, an age of the development of social orders, an age of increasing violence, and a degraded age of cruel winters and moral chaos, ending in an annihilation called the Ragnarok after which the world is restored.
    Note: The four yugas of Norse myth.
  • vimoh shared from God Against The Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism by Jonathan Kirsch
    At its purest expression, monotheism insists that its deity is not only the best of all gods and goddesses, but the one and only god, and that all other deities are false—“no-gods,” as the prophet Jeremiah puts it.37 The most zealous monotheists have always sought to exclude from their ranks anyone who does not share their true belief. And, as we have just seen, some monotheists insist that anyone who dares to offer worship to a false god is worthy of not merely exclusion but death. Indeed, the most militant monotheists—Jews, Christians and Muslims alike—embrace the belief that God demands...
    Note: a summary of monotheism
  • vimoh shared from a Personal Document
    There's always something that science fiction gets charmingly wrong about the future. The problem is, every now and then there's an unanticipated seismic shift in the world, something that changes everything and creates a corner we can't see around. The most recent of these was the potent combination of digital information and global connectivity that transformed the end of the 20th century. I like to call it "The Internet," and mark my words, it's going to be very big.
    Note: This funny business of futurism.
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