When people are abused and assaulted, it is like the doors to their souls slam shut. The goal of Joyful Heart is to let the light, and the life, back in—to banish the darkness and let the healing begin.
- Mariska Hargitay, Founder & President of the Joyful Heart Foundation
Continental Divide at Logan Pass, Glacier National Park
Yesterday Glacier National Park opened up all the way through and I though what better way to celebrate than to drive up at 1am and snap some photos of the central bulge of the Milky Way before it set. I shot the first three photos at the Continental Divide at Logan Pass, then I drove down to Heavens Peak Lookout and shot the last two photos. Nothing like a clear night to make for some choice astrophotography conditions.
You can see more photos from my trip to Glacier National Park on my flickr
When spoken word artist Brenna Twohy tells you that she is an unabashed devotee of all things “Potterotica” — erotic fiction based in the magical universe of Harry Potter — your response probably shouldn’t be that her taste is “unrealistic.”
I’m happy to be getting to the point where I don’t have to feel weird about enjoying fanfiction, or having written a bunch of it. Partly it’s that the fandom experience has become more broadly shared. Partly it’s that I stopped giving a shit.
And as for why I like the porny sort of fanfiction, see above. She says it better.
I like sex with context. I like sex when it involves fully fleshed out characters. I like the backstories. I like feeling like these people do other things when they aren’t having sex.