"Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist—a master—and that is what Auguste Rodin was—can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is… and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be… and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart… no matter what the merciless hours have done to her."
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land (via mandolinaes)
Time is not merciless to women, opinions like Heinlein’s are.
(Source: chapelofthechimes, via bartmanfredi)
"Right now, there are almost 666 Sleepy Hollow fics on AO3. And they’re mostly Gen. There are more Gen fics than any single ship. And I think that that is interesting because it shows that a show can have a very vibrant fandom - I mean there’s a lot of fic, there’s a lot of art, there’s a lot of vids. There’s only been one season of the show so far. And there’s no one overwhelming “O-M-G FLAIL” ship."
— Guest host Heidi on our cross-fandom episode! Here she sheds some light on how a fandom can thrive despite not having a large shipping community. (Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast Episode #57 – Fandom is my Fandom)