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Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it. There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want. We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety.
Donnie Darko FAQ: Explanation of What, How and Why. WHAT HAPPENS, AND WHEN? October 1, 1988.
The basic challenge for the writer can be very simply explained – it is to create an imaginary world and then draw the reader into that imaginary world. All novelists are trying to do that. Once we get there, different writers may have different concerns. Personally, I want to entertain you. I want you to be thrilled or moved to tears or scared and I definitely want you to be on the edge of your seat all the time, wondering what is going to happen next. The opening paragraphs from Hornet Flight
Does that quote sound fearful to you? I witnessed a discussion at an Internet forum (not long before writing this column) in which that quote was cited by a participant who saw it in military combatives exponent Tony Manifold's signature line. "Does this," the participant asked, "point to underlying fear?" A number of individuals -- who would, if asked, describe themselves as martial artists -- responded in the affirmative. The attitude expressed by the quote was indeed very fearful, they opined. It was not a realistic attitude.
An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software.