Oh, cool!” I say. “Can you make him hold a huge two-handed sword and wear a cloak with feathers all around the shoulders?”
“Of course,” Skúfr replies, pleased that he gets to show off a bit. I demonstrate the pose I want and the yeti obliges me, giving the snowman a nice mane of hair at my instruction, including a lock that droops fetchingly in front of one eye. He even creates eyebrows and a thin blue frosty beard that hugs the jawline.
“Can you write something for me on the ground in frost letters, but using English?” I ask him.
“If you trace it out, I will do so.”
I scrawl a phrase in front of the snowman’s feet, then back away as Skúfr changes it to blue ice and fills in my foot and handprints, smoothing out the surface of the snow.
“Oh, that’s perfect! I love it!” My cell phone’s battery is long dead, so I haven’t a prayer of capturing an image. “I wish I had a camera. I want a picture of me talking to him.”
“Does he represent someone you know?” Ísólfr asks.
“No, he represents a character from one of my favorite stories. A handsome fictional man. On several occasions, a beautiful redhead tells him what I have written there.”
“What do the words say?”
“They say, ‘You know nothing, Jon Snow.’ — Kevin Hearne
“Iron Druid Chronicles 07 - Shattered”
“I have been around long enough to discount most superstitions for what they are: I was around when many of them began to take root, after all. But one superstition to which I happen to subscribe is that bad juju comes in threes. The saying in my time was, “Storm clouds are thrice cursed,” but I can’t talk like that and expect people to believe I’m a twenty-one-year-old American. I have to say things like, “Shit happens, man.” — Hearne, Kevin. “Iron Druid Chronicles 01 - Hounded.
That is because knowledge given freely to another is not really knowledge at all, Aleran,” Kitai replied. “It is rumor. One must learn for oneself. — Jim Butcher - First Lord’s Fury (Codex Alera, #6)
Tavi laughed. “I didn’t plan it to happen like this.”
[Marcus] “Wars and plans can’t coexist, sir. One of them kills the other.” — Jim Butcher - Cursor’s Fury (Codex Alera, #3)
“Finish what you set out to do. It is part of being a man.” Doroga smiled at him and rose. — Jim Butcher - Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, #1)
Another idiot stepping out onto the road in front of riders. I want to shove them all and I’m not even being affected like the riders are. At least he gave Luke a push start and apologised.
"Another idiot" … one step up on the should of known better ladder. This was a Movistar swanny!
(Source: ksg13, via lukemarkof)