‘If you’ve ceased to believe we can do anything, it will be rather awkward, you know.’
‘I don’t know what I believe, God help me!’ Hyacinth remarked, in a tone of an effect so lugubrious that Paul gave one of his longest, most boyish-sounding laughs. And he added, ‘I don’t want you to think I have ceased to care for the people. What am I but one of the poorest and meanest of them?’
‘You, my boy? You’re a duke in disguise, and so I thought the first time I ever saw you. That night I took you to Hoffendahl you had a little way with you that made me forget it; I mean that your disguise happened to be better than usual. As regards caring for the people, there’s surely no obligation at all,’ Muniment continued. ‘I wouldn’t if I could help it - I promise you that. It all depends on what you see. The way I’ve used my eyes in this abominable metropolis has led to my seeing that present arrangements won’t do. They won’t do,’ he repeated, placidly.
‘Yes, I see that, too,’ said Hyacinth [...]
from The Princess Casamassima, Henry James
Hyacinth’s first consciousness, after his companion had opened it, was of his nearness to the stage, on which the curtain had now risen again. The play was in progress, the actors’ voices came straight into the box, and it was impossible to speak without disturbing them. This at least was his inference from the noiseless way his conductor drew him in, and, without announcing or introducing him, simply pointed to a chair and whispered, ‘Just drop into that; you’ll see and hear beautifully.’ He heard the door close behind him, and became aware that Captain Sholto had already retreated. Millicent, at any rate, would not be left to languish in solitude very long. Two ladies were seated in the front of the box, which was so large that there was a considerable space between them; and as he stood there, where Captain Sholto had planted him - they appeared not to have noticed the opening of the door - they turned their heads and looked at him. The one one whom his eyes first rested was the old lady whom he had already contemplated at a distance; she looked queerer still on a closer view, and gave him a little friendly, jolly nod. Her companion was partly overshadowed by the curtain of the box, which she had drawn forward with the intention of shielding herself from the observation of the house; she had still the air of youth, and the simplest way to express the instant effect upon Hyacinth of her fair face of welcome is to say that she was dazzling. He remained as Sholto had left him, staring rather confusedly and not moving an inch; whereupon the younger lady put out her hand - it was her left, the other rested on the ledge of the box - with the expectation, as he perceived, to his extreme mortification, too late, that he would give her his own. She converted the gesture into a sign of invitation, and beckoned him, silently but graciously, to move his chair forward.
from The Princess Casamassima, Henry James
LGBTQ girls playing the guitar
"I'll do anything for my girlfriend" Club
Steven Universe Season 2 Episode 22: The Answer - “Don’t ever question this. You already are the answer.”
How is it possible that Eddie just keeps getting more and more good looking?! 🤯
OH MY GOD PEARL
Former Order of the Clocktower member, current Decay of Angels member/London Serial killer James Malcolm Rymer Benjamin Barker Sweeney Todd Ability: The String of Pearls (A virus ability (Almost like the ability Dracula- incredibly dangerous and infectious)- one drop of his blood is lethal enough to infect a victim or multiple should they get injured or leave an open for him to infect them, allowing James to manipulate and control his victims, being able to infect them through each victim. (Can also manipulate it to suit his needs: blades, thorns, etc.) Can suffer from blood loss if gone on for too long. Cannot get blood back from infected victims if mixed with others.)
My favorite detail in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl is that Gibbs is warning a young Elizabeth away from Pirates
Then he becomes a pirate and watches her become the Pirate King.
I 100% believe that Gibbs felt like an uncle to Elizabeth for a time and was proud to see her come so far and challenge everyone who doubted her.
Kind of like a: “THAT’S MA GIRL!” way.
I also 100% believe that Elizabeth and Will had a proper wedding where he stood in the shallows and Gibbs walked her down the aisle. Jack carried the rings and threw flowers because he’s That Bitch.
But Gibbs 100% would’ve walked her down the beach to her awaiting husband. And he always looks after her when Will can’t.
Can the games I want to play just hurry up and drop 😭
Steven over exaggerating his injury from sugilite is, of course, meant to be a slightly comedic moment but from the perspective of someone who works in early childhood education…..children sometimes exaggerate or pretend to have serious physical injuries to draw attention to emotional distress that they either can’t identify or don’t feel comfortable talking about
Ok, listen, I know Steven is prone to dramatics at times, but bruh what.
That was a pretty rough hit, how is he not more hurt than this? It’s just a tiny little cut??
“She can find her own way home.”
I really like the way they’ve drawn Pearl looking so determined here.
But uhhhhh well, about Sugilite finding her own way home... hopefully it’s not a far walk.........
Now I definitely am beginning to see what Pearl means by their personalities being unstable when they combine. A little bit. Meanwhile, sweet Steven just thinks this is awesome and probably can’t understand why Pearl chose to leave.
Ok, so obviously we’re not just literally talking about their sizes here. Like, yeah, Pearl is tiny, and Sugilite is massive, but there are deeper implications to this exchange. But I feel like I don’t know enough to really speculate further on it. Apart from Pearl saying Sugilite is just... A Lot.
To Pearl’s credit - while she wasn’t keen on Sugilite from the start, she only really gets this particular expression of anger, I guess, (or perhaps frustration is more accurate), when Steven is directly hurt. Which is absolutely fair, lol.
Part of me is a bit surprised that Sugilite doesn’t seem to care about Steven getting hurt, though. Perhaps I shouldn’t be? But I am.