“Calling something exotic emphasizes its distance from the reader. We don’t refer to things as exotic if we think of them as ordinary. We call something exotic if it’s so different that we see no way to emulate it or understand how it came to be. We call someone exotic if we aren’t especially interested in viewing them as people — just as objects representing their culture.”—Fantasy author N. K. Jemisin on The Unexotic Exotic (via thebooksmugglers)
and he told me about how he took six hits of acid at the zoo that later ended up with him losing one and a half of his teeth.
all because he couldn’t find a pen to write down the thoughts in his head. probably also because the aura of miserable caged animals was too much to handle, but mostly because when you are on drugs of that magnitude, the simple need to express yourself can drive you insane.