He often used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. "It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door," he used to say. "You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to."
Silent, needing no words to communicate, because here in the woods we move as two parts of one being. Anticipating each other’s movements, watching each other’s backs.
Interviewer: What are the first things that you guys noticed about each other when you first started working together?
Lucy: I didn’t know that Jonny had the eyes that he does. I mean, they’re pretty stunning, I have to say. You could fall into them. They’re beautiful
from scholastic. “You needed a present!”
if i pick talking to you over sleeping, you’re really important
everyone at school is doing it.
Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential.
Junot Diaz stay not fucking up. This is a really good interview.
This was the doorway to both sustenance and sanity. And we were each other’s key.