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Lily Markova

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When Lily Markova tried to rearrange the letters of her legal name (Liliya Markova) into a cool, dark, mysterious pseudonym under which to conquer the world, she came up with Kai Ivory-Llama, and that is the only reason your world still remains unconquered.

She would also like her tombstone to say, "Couldn't write to save her life," because that is the sort of thing she finds amusing.

When Lily isn’t butchering the English language, she weeps over grammar books, inadvertently repels perfectly pleasant people, pines after fictional villains, and even sometimes spares a moment or two to attend to her aviation-related day job, all the while wishing she could be butchering English instead.

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Jack London
“As he piled wood on the fire he discovered an appreciation of his own body which he had never felt before. He watched his moving muscles and was interested in the cunning mechanism of his fingers. By the light of the fire he crooked his fingers slowly and repeatedly now one at a time, now all together, spreading them wide or making quick gripping movements. He studied the nail-formation, and prodded the fingertips, now sharply, and again softly, gauging the while the nerve-sensations produced. It fascinated him, and he grew suddenly fond of this subtle flesh of his that worked so beautifully and smoothly and delicately. Then he would cast a glance of fear at the wolf-circle drawn expectantly about him, and like a blow the realization would strike him that this wonderful body of his, this living flesh, was no more than so much meat, a quest of ravenous animals, to be torn and slashed by their hungry fangs, to be sustenance to them as the moose and the rabbit had often been sustenance to him.”
Jack London

Kurt Vonnegut
“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Oscar Wilde
“All art is quite useless.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
tags: art

Vladimir Nabokov
“An oak is a tree. A rose is a flower. A deer is an animal. A sparrow is a bird. Russia is our fatherland. Death is inevitable.

P. Smirnovsky, A Textbook of Russian Grammar”
Vladimir Nabokov, The Gift

Walt Whitman
“No fumes, no ennui, no more complaints <...> and nothing exterior shall ever take command of me.”
Walt Whitman

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