The graveyard of personal literary ambition.
There is only one of me, but I am Legion.
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9. “Meles meles, the European badger, is indigenous to the United Kingdom, lives in an underground labyrinth of tunnels called a sett, and feeds on worms and grubs. There are about 300,000 badgers in England.”
At least 30 of them live in Salamandastron (near Dover), the legendary seat of the Badger Lords and their fighting force of hare-warriors. The Lords of Salamandastron have struck a deal with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and have been promised that their ancestral lands will not be affected by the culling.
"Nobody who was secretly a witch-hunter or a wizard prince or a werepanther or a thousand years old or half-demon took special notice of her, either. Which isn’t to say they disliked her. They just didn’t have much in common. She was a regular sixteen-year-old girl, which meant she spent a lot of time at soccer practice and a little bit of time reading manga and the rest of her time listening to music, and they were really more into esoteric magic shit."
The Toast’s blind correspondent on why he should have the same right to own a gun you do.
10. A burger available from a place which is meant to be reminiscient of fast food, but costs more and has a philosophy of some kind.
9. A burger from a place known for their indifferent service and multiple health code violations.
8. A tremendously expensive burger which involves short rib, duck confit, and a gratuitous black truffle thing.
7. Some kind of vegan burger, made of either a texturized protein product or a portobello mushroom.
What work have you been doing in Africa?
It’s not all just pointing at the horizon and walking next to Africans. Sometimes I sit in a Jeep with no roof as a storm approaches. It’s standing and looking at mountains. It’s sometimes saying how important water is near a magazine reporter. Are you a magazine reporter?
Water is still very important, even if you are not from a magazine. Even in Africa, people like water almost every day.
REPORTER: And the second episode of the first season, which really cemented the show’s popularity, for which you took “The Red-Headed League” as your inspiration…is it true that you scrapped what had been originally planned to run in its stead? A crimson-lit blur of Asian drug smugglers and organized crime which inexplicably represented a significant departure in quality from the rest of the series?
BENEDICT: We spent a LOT of time discussing Orientalism together. We spent an entire weekend in Yorkshire, chastely sharing a crofter’s cottage, making thoughtful and informed creative choices, and decided to fire that writer and write our own script.
REPORTER: So, you were not yet lovers.
BENEDICT AND NICOLE: (staring intently at each other) Not yet, no.
NICOLE: I thought he was pretty freaky-looking for the whole first season, to be honest.
BENEDICT: That’s pretty common, because I have such a weird-looking face and very little muscle tone.
NICOLE: And, of course, I was devoted to the memory of my late husband.
REPORTER: Yes, how long had he been dead at this point?
NICOLE: (firmly) Thirty years.
REPORTER: Such a long time for you to have been devoted to his memory, especially considering you are now only twenty-eight years old yourself.
BENEDICT: Although I was in love with her instantly–helplessly and passionately in love–and texted her constantly to ask about her day or to compliment her on her writing or to share great lines she already knew from 30 Rock, I knew she was so loyal to the memory of her late husband and focused on the show that there was little chance we could be together.