Have You Seen This Archery Video?

If you haven’t seen this yet, YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO, MAN. YOU MUST. This guy, Lars Andersen, has made an extremely entertaining video in which he uses his assassin-level archery skills to show people how movies have been portraying it wrong. It’s actually pretty useful information if you’re writing something that has any archery in it. It’s also just really cool to watch. Here, check it out:

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Poem: I Crushed Myself a Human Spirit

I Crushed Myself a Human Spirit

I crushed myself a human spirit!
Yes, I really did;
T’was a precious, jubilant, juicy thing,
and I’d slain it where it hid

T’was easy enough to find it,
‘tween the chinks and chains of mail—
T’was easy enough to strike it,
and laugh as it grew pale

That jewel, it was a-beating—
a-glowing, a-pumping, alive
That bird, it was a-singing,
a-screaming just to thrive

Oh, I hated that vibrant spirit!
That tulip-and-daisy sprite
I loathed that burning ember,
that star that fell by night

So I trampled the spirit’s guiding shine,
tamped out its warming fire
I slashed the flowers’ tender stems,
and trod them in my ire

My sword had come up ruddy,
still sodden from the kill
And though I’d washed it many times,
bloody is it still

I crushed myself a human spirit,
and since have not returned
And I will continue to crush those lives,
‘til I receive what I have earned

It’s an Éclair Day

Eclair

Today is an Éclair Day. Usually I buy éclairs (or other fancy-looking deserts) to celebrate something, or I buy them because I’m a little down. Unfortunately right now it’s the latter.

The éclair tastes good, though. To quote a friend, “It’s like ice cream inside a doughnut.”

Yum.