John Ruskin, The North West Porch of St Marks, Venice 1877
pencil, watercolour, and bodycolour, 64.8 x 77 cm
Got Red Dragon and Everville from the library today. I’m about 200 pages into Red Dragon. At first I thought it was rather dry, at least compared to the sorts of things I normally read, but I haven’t read this much in one day since Good Omens, so that must count for something. I normally have a rule about not reading horror/highly suspenseful books after dark, but I’m making an exception because, well, it’s suspenseful, and I can’t seem to stop reading.
I took this photo in Florence. i was in front of them for 1 hour, trying to photograph the correct symmetry
You are the third person to tell me a trans!Camilla headcanon, so you’re not the only one. Personally I am a fan of all queer/trans headcanons, but trans Camilla is one of my favorites.
photos by mohammad reza domiri ganji in iran of: (1) the dome of the seyyed mosque in isfahan; (2,8) the nasīr al mulk mosque, or pink mosque, in shiraz; (3,4) the vakil mosque in shiraz; (5) the ceiling of the fifth floor of ali qapu in isfahan; (6,10) the vakil bathhouse in shiraz; (7) the imam mosque in isfahan; (9) the jame mosque of yazd
Imagine if the secret history took place in current times like bunny would google translate all his greek homework and henry’s search history would be like “how to poison people” “how to poison people with mushrooms” “how to summon Diyonisius” “how to get blood out of bed sheets”
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." ― Jorge Luis Borges
Unfortunately this was nothing new; this was my fourth stay at this particular hospital (I like to say that I’m a repeat offender), but thank you.
I’ve talked about the other characters being queer, but looking through my TSH tag I realize I’ve never really talked or thought about Camilla’s sexuality separate from her relationship with Charles. I think this may be in part due to the fact that her character seems mostly defined by her interactions with the rest of the group. Richard never really seems to see her as an actual person, he idolizes her, but doesn’t really appreciate her humanity. I also think that Richard can be rather oblivious, and if Camilla were queer he might not have picked up on it.
I definitely think it’s possible that Camilla is queer, but I don’t think she would have been able to have a relationship with someone—no matter their gender—other than Charles, because of how possessive he is. The exception of course is Henry, but that’s near the end of the book and Charles isn’t exactly thrilled about them being together.
Are there any particular passages you think are relevant?
I met someone in the hospital who knew a TON about classics and mythology and I was supposed to write down The Secret History as a book rec for them and I never did and I am unreasonably sad about this.