Things I have done at work today:
Laid on the ground outside and taken a nap
DO YOU LIKE NIGHTVALE? Let’s be real, you’re on Tumblr - you probably do. BUT: Do you want MOAR creepy spooky scifi/speculative/weird fiction in your life?
Look no further, ye hungering masses! Start listening to MY favorite podcast, THE DRABBLECAST. New (or old) short (or not-so-short) stories every week or so to tickle your brainmeats!
They commission original fiction while also digging into the classics (Lovecraft, anyone? Would you like a side of PKD with that?) and it’s all fucking amazing. They also take special care to spotlight the kickass lady/PoC/queer/all-combos-of-the-above authors who get “accidentally left out” when must-read lists are drafted. The image above is episode art for one of my favorite stories they’ve done, Hollow as the World by Ferrett Steinmetz.
"Wow Ox," I hear you thinking, because I am psychic, “Very amaze! Such excite! Many subscribe! But why now?” WELL, FRIEND. Let me tell you. This is my favorite podcast. So you can imagine my MORTIFICATION when they announced that due to a lower-than-average subscriber outlook in the coming months, they are hard-up for monies!
This is a project that strives to pay authors and artists and actors fairly for their creative contributions - so fewer monies is bad for all those people, and it’s bad for you as a nerd who likes things, and most importantly it MAKES ME MAKE THE FROWNY FACE.
LIKE THIS: 8C
Subscribe on iTunes. Go donate. Buy a merch. Do the thing. You get more sweet-ass secret episodes just for you each month, and it keeps the lights on in their secret underground bunker.
One more episode that I love: Power Armor: A Love Story by John Joseph Adams. With all the links in this post, I’ve just handed you around six hours of sweet, sweet listening. CONSIDER TOSSING SOME FILTHY LUCRE THEIR WAY IF YOU ARE ABLE. Or like, reblog this if you yourself are deficient in the filthy lucre department.
You are tired,
Of the always puzzle of living and doing;
And so am I.
Come with me, then,
And we’ll leave it far and far away—
(Only you and I, understand!)
You have played,
And broke the toys you were fondest of,
And are a little tired now;
Tired of things that break, and—
So am I.
But I come with a dream in my eyes tonight,
And knock with a rose at the hopeless gate of your heart—
Open to me!
For I will show you the places Nobody knows,
And, if you like,
The perfect places of Sleep.
Ah, come with me!
I’ll blow you that wonderful bubble, the moon,
That floats forever and a day;
I’ll sing you the jacinth song
Of the probable stars;
I will attempt the unstartled steppes of dream,
Until I find the Only Flower,
Which shall keep (I think) your little heart
While the moon comes out of the sea.
PLEASE WATCH THE WHOLE THING
if you keep reblogging celebs dumping water all over themselves, even if you’re not, please watch this. please please please watch this.
Watch the entire thing. Seriously the first part is funny but the second part is dead serious.
This video is exactly the reason why the anons who have complained about me re-blogging this stuff are bullshit. To everyone else- Please continue donate and spread the world if you can.