Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Humanity (?)

...for in every human is the humanity that we all are a part of, and in every face is the mass murderer as well as the saint. The capacity for absolute destruction is in every person, the irrational held back only by the fruits of civilization, be they a flimsy mantle of religion, or a solid constraint of considered ethicality and mutuality. Even so, when we hold our lovers, we also hold a representative of a species that can and does commit any horror imaginable, and which is possessed of the literal power of apocalypse.

Footnote to Pastel Defender Heliotrope.

Yes, and no...

A few links

Firstly, a webcomic I've just found and have absolutely fallen in love with, Pastel Defender Heliotrope, which is Sci-fi with a fantastic story and backstory. Read it. Now!

Next, Misfile, a story about a mixup in heaven and its consequences on earth. Also a good read.

Finally, a site that, while isn't perfect (as few things are), but nevertheless quite good, Particularly powerful is the maintainer's own story; read it, even if you're certain of your gender. Seriously. Expand your compassion.

The City Born Great - How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

The second story in N. K. Jemisin's anthology How Long 'Til Black Future Month? , "The City Born Great," is an exciting ta...