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Tree of Life

Tree of Life and awesome myst'ry,
In your death we are reborn,
Though you die in all of hist'ry,
Still you rise with ev'ry morn,
Still you rise with ev'ry morn.

"Tree of Life" by Marty Haugen

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Elrond's words to Arwen

If Aragorn survives this war, you will still be parted. If Sauron is defeated, and Aragorn made king and all that you hope for comes true, you will still have to taste the bitterness of mortality. Whether by the sword or the slow decay of time, Aragorn will die. And there will be no comfort for you. No comfort to ease the pain of his passing. He will come to death, an image of the splendor of the kings of men in glory undimmed before the breaking of the world. But you, my daughter, you will linger on in darkness and in doubt, as nightfall in winter that comes without a star. Here you will dwell, bound to your grief, under the fading trees, until all the world is changed and the long years of your life are utterly spent.


There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream, people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice and somewhere else the tea is getting cold...

Doctor Who

"I could do with a little bit of the fine detail, I think," she said.
"I think I'll get some tea brewed."

~ Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Yet gin and ale were not considered to be the only addictive and dangerous liquids. There was also tea.

~London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd

The Elves seemed to feel that every moment, good or bad, called for a cup of tea.

~The Outstretched Shadow by Lackey and Mallory

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me"

~ C.S. Lewis

Computer: Warning. Power drain increasing. Ten minutes to total life support failure.
Picard: Tea, Earl Grey, hot.

Tea, of course, made the problem seem smaller, as it always does.

~Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith~

Tea was a religion to these monks, a holy charge, and tending tea was a form of meditation.

Cooling tea, according to the Chinese, is perfection. Cold tea, however, is a sin.

~For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose~

My favorite part of that entire day was wandering into the Dr. Who room party and finding it nearly filled with soldiers quietly drinking tea.

~UnConventional forums, .com

"Do you realize, man, that she might get up from there a bloodthirsty vampire?"
"Oh. Good idea to face her with a cup of tea inside you, then," he said.

~Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

For the Granting of Gold

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Violet Cooper Report | 05/25/2014 3:24 pm
Violet Cooper
I love your username, avi, and profile. :3 Tea is amazing. Anyways, I just wanted to say that. x3 Have an awesome night/day!

nah m8 Report | 02/24/2014 4:34 am
nah m8
hi sorry this is v belated and maybe not needed anymore but the items i used in the avatar (from the arena)'s background were raijins rage and red riding hood.
Purrple Neko Report | 01/26/2014 11:21 am
Purrple Neko
Thank you for buying! heart
Skarlis Report | 12/02/2013 12:44 pm
Eeeeeeee thank you! redface
Ash Duke Report | 10/01/2013 8:32 pm
Ash Duke
Hi mrgreen
Niggist Report | 11/27/2012 2:59 pm
Are you.... into tea?
ChiyoChan Report | 01/15/2010 4:31 pm
All your missing in your avatar is a nice hot cup of tea.
dark darky q8 Report | 01/08/2010 5:28 am
dark darky q8
yeah i like most of your avi..... ok i'm lying i like all your avi's
they look so cool smile
Sir Osis of Liver Report | 10/17/2009 1:32 pm
Sir Osis of Liver
Beautiful profile smile
Gorenza Report | 03/18/2009 9:53 am
I know I have not said this early enough but I love the top hat and red hair avi you have going on right now.

Books I've read in 2013

Shadow of Saganami

At All Costs

Myth-Gotten Gains

In Fire Forged

Torch of Freedom

Crown of Slaves

Myth-Told Tales

Myth Alliances

Goeth's Faust

Price of the Stars

Crown of Vengeance

Different Seasons

Carpe Jugulum

Equal Rites

War of Honor

Consider the Fork

Chronicles of Prydain

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Razor's Edge

Treecat Wars

Better Angels of our Nature

In the Presence of Mine Enemies


I Robot: To Obey


Escape Theory

Ruled Britannia

World War Z

Survivor's Quest

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Jedi Path

Book of Sith


History's Greatest Mysteries

Industrial Magic


Dime Store Magic



Al Capone Does My Homework

The Irregulars

Tales of the Otherworld

Casebook of the Black Widowers

No Angel

The Callahan Touch

October Sky

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

How To Disappear

The Great Gatsby

Darwin Awards: Next Evolution

Cold Cash War

Dragons Deal

I Will Build my House of Steel

Dragons Luck

Callahan Chronicals

Tuesdays at the Castle

Wednesdays at the Tower

Coffee, Tea or Murder?


Dragons Wild

Dawn of the Jedi

Very Hard Choices

Full Body Burden

My War

Very Bad Deaths

Escape from Earth

Ender's World

Tortall and Other Tales

Return of the Black Widowers


Puzzles of the Black Widowers

Class Dis-Mythed

Callahan's Key

Banquets of the Black Widowers

Intergalactic Medicine Show

Ashes of Victory

Myth-Nomers and Im-Pervections

In Enemy Hands

Myth-ion Improbable

Callahan's Con

More Tales of the Black Widowers

Something Myth Inc.

Sweet Myth-Tery of Life

Honor of the Queen

In the Garden of Beasts

On Basilisk Station

It's All Too Much

A Quick Bite

Echoes of Honor

Changer of Worlds

Girl With the Crooked Nose

Beyond Belief

Worlds of Honor

The Invisible Man

The Search for Life Continued

Star Wars: Scoundrels

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Law and Society

Journal of Best Practices

Shadows in Flight

Claudia's Story

Shadow of the Giant

Shadow Puppets


Understanding Comics

Shadow of the Hegemony

Fire Season

The Maltese Falcon

Ender in Exile

Because I Said So!

For All the Tea in China


The Holocaust Museum in Washington

Guns, Germs and Steel

The Selection

Trickster's Queen

Trickster's Choice
Pegasus Staracras
Sir Osis of Liver
Silver Nox

Study the past if
you would divine the future.


Strength enough to build a home,
Time enough to hold a child,
Love enough to break a heart

~Child's rhyme, Wintersmith by Pratchett

'Death is as powerful a weapon
as it is an easy escape.
Heroes can pass into legend
Legends into myths,
Myths fuel new heroes.'
~Mouse Guard

Be gentle with yourself.

Crisis or no, nothing must interfere with tea.

"...if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
- Marilyn Monroe