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Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist. - Magritte

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Dragon's Phoenix
6 March 1964
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Thanks to katekat1010 for the header photo, and to amavel_bel for the layout base, and to pickamix for designing my layout, putting together the CSS code, and teaching me how to apply it.

LAsh is my evil twin. Stories over there will have some aspect of sex/violence to them. That is to say, dirty bad wrong lives over there.

I am also over at Ao3 as DragonsPhoenix.

You can find my Transformative Works Policy at my profile on AO3.

"The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." - Agnes de Mille

"Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds him theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn." - T.S. Eliot

"Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. ... Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will." - Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold

"the first time ever that human beings created an exterior mirror image of that which was going on in their brains (interior), they did it through the activity which we currently could call jewelry making." Otto Kuenzli

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. -Gilda Radner -actress and comedian (1946-1989)

"Keep your face always towards the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman

"It gets better. It gets way better." - JD Schramm

"If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft, And ... two loaves alone to thee art left, Sell one, and buy hyacinths to feed thy soul." - Sheik Muslih-uddin Saadi Shirazi

"I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp." - Somerset Maugham's response when asked if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration.

"You do this work for one reason: You have to do it or you’ll turn into a husk of yourself." - Dina Nayeri on writing

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be. -Abraham Maslow, psychologist (1908-1970)

My father could have been a great comedian but he didn't believe that that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe jog as an accountant and when I was 12 years old he was let go from that safe job, and our family had to do whatever we could to survive. I learned many great lessons from my father. Not the least of which was that: You can fail at what you don't want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love. - Jim Carrey
writing. poetry. buffy fanfic.

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