Magic and Kissing

This is what you will find in my books; the rest is just details.

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Anonymous asked: HI, SORRY THIS MIGHT SOUND REALLY BAD, but whats ur sexuality?? i mean it's rare to find an author w/ gay chars who isnt queer themself. sorry if that sounded bad

alex--london:

Your question doesn’t sound bad at all!

I am a gay man and it is a fact of my identity that I embrace with pride (I’ve talked about it in a few interviews if you google around). While it is not the only part of my identity that matters, nor even perhaps the most important one, it is  is a source of great joy in my life and embracing it has made me a part of a vast and diverse community with a rich history. 

And, yes, it is part of the reason that Syd, in Proxy is a queer character. Growing up, I never got to see characters like myself in the kinds of books I loved, which were generally the speculative, sci-fi, actiony type books. I wrote Proxy to be the kind of book teenaged me would’ve liked and Syd being gay was a part of that.

So were exploding robots.

Because being a guy who likes exploding robots is also a part of my identity with a rich history of its own.

I am, proudly, a guy who likes guys and who like exploding robots.

Awesome answer!! Because no one is only one thing. (Also, Proxxy is FAB!!!!!!)

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maggie-stiefvater:

currentsinbiology:

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)

This is beyond cool!

moral: be so shiny that bad things won’t eat you

maggie-stiefvater:

currentsinbiology:

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)

This is beyond cool!

moral: be so shiny that bad things won’t eat you