Using collective in this fashion hearkens to an artists' collective. At the moment, this collective primarily consists of Morgan McCauley's multiple projects and ideas ... Not to mention her extended ramblings, assisted by and added to by friends and strangers. M is a self-proclaimed lackadaisical hedonist and rennaisance woman. No promises from here on, consider yourself warned:
You've passed the edge of the map. Here be dragons.
random-nexus asked: Re: Random things in your askbox. I sometimes can't sleep - brain too busy - and will mentally 'construct' a cozy 'dream' bed. It's usually a tiny cabin somewhere that it's raining, and the bedding is warm and fluffy, and it has a window that lets in the chilly air and the sound of the rain, but not the actual rain. I then try to picture myself curled up in it; the smell of the air and the sounds coming in with the rain. Usually works, or at least helps. D'you have any tricks/visualizations?
Beautiful. Personally, I have an awful time trying to get to sleep most nights, either because I’m a night owl and it’s too early, my brain won’t shut up, or so forth.
Two things tend to work for me … One is that I have a little humidifier that I often use that sits on my nightstand. It’s shaped like an owl, and it trickles as it mists, and the two sounds combined help keep my ears distracted, and I can often pretend it’s rain and concentrate on that until I drift off.
My other trick is telling myself stories … As I said, my brain is often too loud, thinking too many random things at once. To focus and relax, I start creating a very neutral story, something that I just keep simplifying and simplifying, or I start concentrating less and less on a tale and more on the vague details until I’m finally under. For instance it might go something like this: It starts with going to lunch with an old friend, someone I’ve just seen or haven’t thought about in a while. We walk and talk about old times. We enter a restaurant and the restaurant is old and dark, and we sit at a table with a cloth that is very white, and there are two plates, and glasses and there’s murmuring in the background and zzzzzzzz …
Sometimes it will kickstart into lucid dreaming and then lead into actual dreaming, but often it just fades away. I will occasionally fantasise as well, but that doesn’t help me sleep in the slightest, most of the time … *cough* >_>;
I am about ready to murder missing e right now … srsly.
Catbug is the adorable pet that hangs out in the Bravest Warrior’s invisible hideout. Every little thing Catbug says is filled to the brim with cuteness. So sit back and enjoy the best lines of Catbug.
I have fallen in love with Bravest Warriors (just like everything else Pendleton Ward makes damnit all), and Catbug is kind of the best. ADORABLE.
Neverwhere promo pics (X)
A six part adaption of Neil Gaiman’s novel adapted by Dirk Maggs for Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra, sees James McAvoy as Richard lead a stellar cast which includes Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Anthony Head, David Schofield, Bernard Cribbens, Romola Garai, George Harris, Andrew Sachs, Lucy Cohu, Johnny Vegas, Paul Chequer, Don Gilet and Abdul Salis.
Wait … what? Holy crap!
Seriously, they just need to give this to me. I’ve been waiting lo these many months! I WANTS IT. IT’S SO PERFECT. *crying*
I have been waiting for this! /screeches
“Raising the flag and singing the anthem are, while somewhat suspicious, not in themselves acts of treason.”
“I’d be very worried if I saw a man singing the national anthem and waving the flag, sir. It’s really a thing foreigners do.”
”We don’t need to show we’re patriotic, sir… We don’t have to make a fuss about being the best. We just know.”
How do the little angels rise up?
We who think we are about to die will laugh at anything.