Thursday, January 30, 2014

Black Moon Thursday

Black Moon Thursday


Master Passion Greed by Nightwish
Royals by Lorde
Don't Let Me Be Lonely by The Band Perry
Black Moon Bonus
Timber by Pitbull



January is Book Blitz Month. How awesome is that?! Go pick up a book.

January 6 thru February 21 is Carnival Season. That's so cool. A whole season for carnivals. Makes me want to read Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern again. That was an awesome book.

January 27 thru February 1 is National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week. I had never heard of such a creature until I was composing today's edition of dOrk fOrces, but I fully intend on reading more about this.

January 30 is Inane Answering Message Day. ... :: facepalm ::

Today in History


1920 – Birth of Patrick Heron - abstract painter, author
1933 - "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
1939 - Hitler calls for extermination of European Jews
1948 – Mahatma Gandhi assassinated in New Delhi
"Where there is love there is life." ~Mahatma Gandhi

Word of the Day


sessile – permanently attached; not freely moving.



“The past cannot be cured." ~Elizabeth I



Dusky Myzomela

The Dusky Myzomela or Dusky Honeyeater (Myzomela obscura) is a small, brown bird that is a common resident of New Guinea, the Moluccas, the islands of Torres Strait, and northern Australia, where there are two separated populations, one in the Top End, another from Cape York Peninsula along the east coast as far south as the New South Wales border, though the species is rare south of Rockhampton.

Around 12 to 15 cm (5 to 6 in) long, Dusky Myzomelas are dull-coloured but active and fast moving, often hovering to take insects or nectar from flowers in the upper storey. They inhabit a wide range of habitat types, including monsoonal forests and scrubs, woodlands, swamps and almost any area near water.

Dusky Myzomelas tend to be sedentary in sufficiently attractive areas, nomadic or migratory in less attractive districts, particularly in the southern part of their range.

Breeding takes place in the dry season (typically March to September). The small, neat cup nest is usually constructed with fine bark, spiderwebs, and leaves on a well-hidden branch high over water. The two white eggs have fine reddish spots.

Bookworm Fix of the Day

For all you bookworms out there like me.

I have to admit. There's just so many places I want to visit, it's unreal. Unrealistic. Here's just a few.

Red Key Tavern - Featured in Bars Every Book Nerd Needs to Visit, I was drawn to this for almost everything they listed. First of all, it was opened by a WWII Veteran who was a POW. Model airplanes hang from the ceiling. And Kurt Vonnegut did some writing there.

The Maunsell Sea Forts - I originally saw these on 22 Mysterious & Abandoned Places Around the World. I was captivated. It looked like a Dreamscape Reloaded piece by Denis Olivier. Who, by the way, is my favorite photographer.

Sanzhi UFO house - I saw this on Top 10 Interesting Abandoned Places. I don't know what it is about the pictures of this place that make me both sick and excited. They're just so...against the architectural grain. Or maybe it is because of all the deaths that occurred during construction that led to the abandonment of the project. Creepy!! I want to see.

Arizona - Why Arizona? Ever since I was a child, I've been mesmerized by this fictionalized view of Phoenix I had in my head. I have no idea where I got the fantasy from, but it had to do with storms. Seriously. Look up Arizona Storms and look at the pictures. Indescribable. Lightning. Dust storms. Monsoons. Lightning. Oh my gosh. I'm shaking with excitement just thinking about it. They also have Antelope Canyon.

Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives - I saw it listed on 27 Surreal Places to Visit Before You Die. Consider it added to my bucket list.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves - I also saw this on 27 Surreal Places to Visit Before You Die. How beautiful that would be.

Bristol Central Library - As seen on 25 Most Beautiful Libraries. It's a library. It looks like an ancient church. I want to LIVE there.

Oak Island - John recently started watching The Curse of Oak Island on The History Channel. I'm not only addicted, I might be slightly obsessed and have a minor case of treasure hunting fever. I love a good mystery.

Loch Ness - Childhood fantasy. Period.

Helltown, OH - All roads lead from Ohio. That's my quote. Feel free to use it. In a later edition, I will explain what I mean by that quote. It will be amazing. Anyway. I found this 10 Most Terrifying Places on Earth. Now, I don't believe in ghosts. I think if they existed then everyone would believe in them because everyone would have seen them. But this hard to pin down and very creepy. I'd love to visit.

P.S. I took a lot of time on this particular edition. I'd love to hear from you about what you thought. Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and like the dOrk fOrces page!!

All images taken from except Dusky Myzeloma