“I was starting to think about our Tumblr generation, and how photos appear on Tumblr and people become almost like mini-stars of the internet, and you don’t know who the hell they are—they’re just anonymous faces. So I started to take photos, and make an effort to look completely different in each one, in different hotels and apartments all across America when I was travelling. And it just started to build from that. It was more the prima donna archetype at the beginning, really; I was reading a lot of books like Hollywood Babylon, focusing more on the gossipy, suicidal side of the ’30s and ’40s in Hollywood. That’s how it started, and then it grew into a real project.”—Marina Diamandis talking about ‘Electra Heart’ (via magicblood)
“Eyes unveil. Burning hands, burning feet, fire
everywhere, but I am in the middle of a blizzard. A
German forest, and a river is near. A woman on a
ridge with a crossbow. My chest feels as if it’s been
hit. I hear the hiss as my heart gives out. I try to
speak but croak instead, and a nurse tells me to rest,
that everything will be okay, everything will be
okay. Blackness.”—Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle
I reallyreallyreally want to read Deathless!!!! is it gooood? this is wonderful!
Yes yes yes. Her writing is exquisite. If you like Deathless, then read The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. They both rely on folk tales of loss and love, and weave it through a modern retelling mixed with fantasy elements. I prefer The Gargoyle over Deathless, but both are excellent.
“After that, Marya Moreva understood that she belonged to her secret and it belonged to her. They had struck a bloody bargain between them. Keep me and obey me, the secret said to her, for I am your husband and I can destroy you. ”—Deathless - Catherynne M Valente. (via lorasings)
“She knew herself, how she had slowly, over years, become a cat, a wolf, a snake, anything but a girl. How she had wrung out her girlhood like a death.”—Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente (via hotpielookedlikehotpie)
I would like to mention that while I have no problem (obviously) with the idea of Merida being gay, I do have a problem with assuming she’s gay because she’s athletic and didn’t want to get married at age 15 to one of three not-so-great-seeming suitors. If you think she’s queer, by all means, go for it. But the media thinks she’s a lesbian just because she shoots arrows and didn’t marry a prince, which is bullshit.