Your Favorite Novels, Reimagined as Constellations

Your Favorite Novels, Reimagined as Constellations

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Nicholas Rougeux, an artist who has previously created visual images of famous novels’ punctuation is back again with a new way to look at literature. This time it’s through astronomy. His latest work is a series of posters that visualize the first lines of novels as constellations.   In each constellation, the first word is a starburst, with every subsequent word shooting out at an angle from the previous. The angle itself is determined by the part of speech, while the length of the line connecting words is determined by how many letters the word has.    Rougeux wrote on his website that …

10 Quotes for People Who Miss Their Imaginary Friend

10 Quotes for People Who Miss Their Imaginary Friend

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My imaginary friend was named Christina. She actually wasn’t technically imaginary in the traditional sense because she had a physical body. She was a doll. Yes, I know. But it’s because Christina wasn’t just a friend, she was my sister. I talked so much about my little sister Christina that, upon meeting my mom at parent teacher conferences, my kindergarten teacher asked about her. I wasn’t there, but my mom was probably surprised to learn she gave birth to an imaginary daughter who was actually a doll.    Now I’m in my twenties and my imagination ain’t what it used …