Jules’ look was a modern version of Katherine Hepburn – I incorporated classic menswear inspired jackets and trousers into her look. She has strong pieces in her wardrobe, but she wears them with ease. She is the ultimate girlboss!
Jacqueline Oknaia, costume designer for The Intern.
So, I haven’t reread a book yet this year but I’ve been extremely stressed out lately so I figured now is the perfect time for some comfort reads.
Sure, if you’ve read them, you might think The Black Jewels Trilogy is an odd choice for comfort reading, but I just love these books so much!
And I love that I had no idea what I was getting into when I bought the first in the trilogy, Daughter of the Blood. You see, I bought it in November 2003, right before flying home from college. I figured it’d be a nice, easy fantasy to read on the flight. Because the covers looked like THIS:
OH HO HO HO was I mislead. I mean, what, with its evil Queens, its, uh, slavery through cock rings, it’s three main male characters: Saetan, High Lord of Hell, the black-winged Lucivar Yaslana, and Daemon Sadi, as well as the Daughter of the Blood, herself, not to mention the DRAGONS, The Daughter of the Blood really took me for a ride. I read the whole thing on the plane and bought the next two as soon as I got home.
Seriously, Roc Fantasy, what the ever-loving fuck with those covers??
Anyway, I haven’t read them in probably seven years and they are just as amazing as I remember them, the pages smell the same, even Saetan is just as lovable! (Yes.)
So, here I am, recommending them to you! I say, if you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Legacy series, Storm Constantine’s Wraeththu series, high fantasy or dark fantasy in general, or, say, if you’ve read Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone and are looking for something similar in adult (and I mean ADULT) fantasy, give these books a try.
SUSAN: If only I could go to the ship and get away from here! DAVID: Well I couldn’t go anyway. SUSAN: David, David, perhaps you could! I could ask Grandfather. I’m sure he’d let you come. Oh, we could go to a place that has never even heard of Daleks! DAVID: And what happens if there’s something unpleasant in the new place? SUSAN: We move on somewhere. DAVID: No, Susan, that’s not for me. SUSAN: Why not? DAVID: Look, things aren’t made better by running away!
Doctor Who, “The Dalek Invasion of Earth”. Part 3, “Day of Reckoning”
That time on Marinus when Ian got out of jail and Susan was so happy to have her Space Family back together again she just had to cuddle Barbara and shout ‘WHOOPEEEEEEEE!’ like the loveable weirdo she is. And then my heart melted. And then I got sad because I started thinking about how her parents were probably dead or something which is why she’s so attached to Barbara and Ian which means the Doctor’s also lost a child and nothing is ok.