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The Secret Garden
pov: its 2014 and you are having independent reading time but you don’t have a book to read. you walk to the bookshelf and after about 3 1/2 minutes of searching you find one of these books. what the heck, why not, you decide to give it a shot. you start reading and instantly you fall in love. the twists and turns, the mysterious fog that shows up in every single one of these books. when you are done with the book, you decide to go to the scholastic book fair and see if they have any of the other books in the series. (unless its the secret garden, then you just move on to a knew book but you still think about it from time to time). you gain a love for mystery without even realizing it. now its 2021. u realize that you were gay for george (nancy drew) and thea (geronimo stilton) the entire time
notable mentions: the magic tree house, diary of a wimpy kid, dork diaries, junie b jones, ivy + bean, fly guy, skippy jon jones, wonder, the babysitters club, goosebumps, i survived, any roald dahl book, etc
I felt it, long before I knew.
Before the leaves fell to ground,
And death claimed all that grew.
I heard it- sometime amongst the wind,
through the trees it made a sound.
I saw it in the dark, how it grinned.
Its eyes pierced and glowed,
I hid but still it saw and found.
My heart, beating, slowed,
It asked me in its forest home
"Whence ye come, where ye bound?"
I had no answer for why I roam.
And it moved in nearer,
Circling as a hound.
"Back, I'd go, but I have no mirror."
"Too late, Child, there is only here."
The black fingers encircled around,
Strangling all but hopeless fear.
Another soul in another mound.
The Beast did then devour,
His ghostly lantern lighting my final hour.
Ok so since this is my sideblog I’m mostly gonna post about my Oc’s! i have three stories that I’m working on rn:
- Project Magic.A , my webtoon(hopefully) wip about a group of ”Magical Girls” hired by a company to look pretty and sell products, and fight crime
-The Secrets of Blackwell Academy, a dark academia type mystery novel(hopefully) about a boarding school with disappearing students
-The Need for the City Garden, a fantasy novel(hopefully) about some friends trying to stop a wicked and greedy king taking away what matters most: book-binding, potion making, and veterans pay
These all have different characters and vastly different plots but i love all of them and want to share the journey as much as i can. They will all have tags if you want to ever see them indivdually, and I will post about them whenever i can. Thank you so much for the support on my main blog too. Ciao for Now
imagine dancing in a flowy dress with your best friends in this gorgeous private garden
Felt dramatic, made more “tin types” ❤️
"Makka Pakka also lives in a cave. Who do we know lives in caves? FBI Agents who are on missions."
the official fandom page for makka pakka is going to be my downfall.
Secret Garden - Pastorale
Secret Garden - Papillon
Secret Garden - Sigma (live)
*starts singing "Secret Garden"
(flowerfell does not belong to me)
project for my children's book illustration class
all sketches below
first draft ^^^ got critiqued and so i made it better
On this day 10 years ago! Darren Hayes released his 4th solo album and his last so far “Secret Codes and Battleships” 💜☂️ Happy Birthday to this gem!! 🎂🎉
"We determine who we are by what we do."
"Being offended is a sign that something inside you needs to be fixed."
"When a sense of dissatisfaction persists, you have to change everything and move forward."
"A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms."
"We must cultivate our own garden."
“Where you tend the rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.“
I was listening to this podcast episode about The Great Gatsby and the podcasters argued for the racial and ethnic ambiguity of Gatsby: He is associated with Wolfsheim, Gatz could be a Jewish surname, and there is his antagonist Tom’s racism and his argument that interclass relationships are one step away from interracial relationships; the podcast hosts argued that Robert Redford and Leonardo DiCaprio were miscast and that Gatsby must be portrayed as a more racialized character.
I am revisiting my childhood favorite A Little Princess and I have read a couple of arguments for Sara Crewe’s racial ambiguity. While I definitely think that she was intended to be white, especially in relation to the actually Indian characters, it is true that she is supposed to be somewhat “exotic” and “ethnically marked” compared to the other English characters: Her mother was French and we know nothing about her beyond that, she knows French as well as English, she is described as having a brown hand at some point (probably a tan but still), her black hair is emphasized, she grew up in India, misses there and knows Hindustani. (It is interesting that in the same author’s The Secret Garden coming to England has a healing effect on Mary whereas here Sara always remembers India fondly and England is always characterized as cold and harsh).
But these things are left very very ambiguous in these two cases and I don’t necessarily think that casting Leonardo DiCaprio or Shirley Temple in these roles is whitewashing (though I think Shirley Temple is definitely miscast for other reasons). Their potential “foreignness” isn’t very literal in the books’ worlds, it strides the line between being an actual aspect of their characters and being a metaphor.
Heathcliff’s case is distinct from these. His exact ethnicity is ambiguous, but he is definitely non-white in the book, it is made clear in the text. His racialization has actual consequences for him in the plot and factors in his motivations. What’s interesting is that Heathcliff is a thoroughly ambiguous character about whose background we don’t know anything concrete, but the author cared to make clear that he isn’t white.
So casting a white actor as Heathcliff is definitely whitewashing. There is a difference between maybe racially ambiguous characters like Jay Gatsby and Sara Crewe and an actually, textually non-white character like Heathcliff.