bless shelley

so much to look forward to honestly.. the picture of dorian gray w a female lead…. andrew scott as hamlet on bbc 2… that mary shelley biopic starring elle fanning…… we are all so blessed

L[ord] B[yron] re-peated some verses of Coleridge’s Christabel, of the witch’s breast; when silence ensued, and Shelley, suddenly shrieking and putting his hands to his head, ran out of the room with a candle. Threw water in his face, and after gave him ether. He was looking at Mrs. S[helley], and suddenly thought of a woman he had heard of who had eyes instead of nipples, which, taking hold of his mind, horrified him.
—  The Diary of John William Polidori

anonymous asked:

hey dear! I have more of a question than a headcanon but I have no idea who to ask since I don't find many blogs for coderealize and I don't understand japanese. All guys have a historical figure they are based on, but when it comes to Saint Germain all I find is very confusing, even his name! what is his name by the way? I mean, I was suddenly self conscious of calling him... 'Saint'.

Mod S here! Man oh man, this is a great question! And I’d be more than happy to answer, being the lit major I am. ^_^ Get ready for a long post! 

So first thing: Van, Lupin, Impey and Victor are all based off of characters from novels, not historical figures. They are all fictional. 

Van is based off of the original Abraham Van Helsing from the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, Victor is from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; that’s pretty basic stuff since their books are so famous. 

Now, Lupin and Impey are interesting. Impey is the main character of the novel From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne. Ironically, it’s the same person who wrote 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which is where Nemo is from. Hence why Impey and Nemo are rivals; they’re both the brain children of the same man. 

Lupin is a famous gentleman thief from a series of novels and short stories by French author Maurice Leblanc. He’s considered the French counterpart and overall rival to Sherlock Holmes. In fact, Maurice Leblanc wrote a series of short stories in which Holmes and Lupin met. However, the author of the Holmes novels, Arthur Conan Doyle, disliked it. So in the next volume of the series, Leblanc changed his name to Herlock Sholmes. 

So Herlock Sholmes alias in C:R is a reference to the original Lupin stories. Also, many characters in anime are tied to Lupin. Most people have heard of Lupin the III, as he’s the grandson of Arsene Lupin. And the author of the Detective Conan series based his characters off of Holmes & Lupin. 

Pretty interesting stuff, yeah?!

So to reach the heart of the question: What’s up with Saint Germain? 

Saint Germain is the only person who inspired a character who actually existed. But the weird thing about him is that nothing in regards to his origins or his family is really 100% clear. Some people claimed he lived while Jesus walked the earth, but he’s speculated to be the illegitimate son of a Transylvanian prince who supposedly faked his death at the age of four in order to save face. Saint Germain’s age based on historical documentation and the original Count’s claims supports it. But again, nothing is concrete.  

He was known by famous authors like Voltaire and political figures like Catherine the Great. At one point, he claimed that he had found the secret to immortality, and many people claimed he was a great violinist, painter, linguist, alchemist, that he was absolutely rich, and that he had ties to secret underground organizations like the Freemasons and even the Illuminati. He’s changed his name so many times that no one is sure what his real name is. 

The weirdest thing was that he traveled throughout Europe for about 40 years, and everyone he ever met claimed that he never aged at all. And when he did finally die in 1784 , people claimed to have seen him roaming around. He’s in the official records of the Freemasons as a representative in 1785, and a famous occultist named Helena Blavatsky claimed to have taken a photograph with him in the 1800s. People came forward saying they were Saint Germain all the way up to the late 20th century. 

So that’s the reason why Saint Germain has no name in the game and why his character is involved with Idea and that he’s immortal. Because the Count of Saint Germain was the closest figure we have in real life that comes close to being a man-made immortal. 

It’s all really fascinating! <3 

—————————————- Cheshire here! If the theory that Saint Germain is the illegitimate son of a Transylvanian Prince is true, then that would make his full name Count Leopold George of Saint-Germain. All in all, Saint-G is a fascinating character, both in real life and in the game!

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illimitablespaces  asked:

Would you mind naming a few books of poetry or individual poems that have left an indelible impression on you?

Certainly.

Individual:
John Keats, Ode to a Nightingale / Ode to Psyche
William Wordsworth, Ode on Intimations of Immortality
Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno, Death Barged In
Gregory Orr, Trauma
Aleksandr Pushkin, Prophet
Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott
Jon Anderson, Creative Writing 307
Sylvia Plath, The Bee Meeting
T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land 
Odysseus Elytis, The Autopsy
William Brewer, Voices as of Lions Coming Down
Blas Falconer, To Press the Air, To Bless the Silhouette
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Music, When Soft Voices Die

Collections:
If I could choose only one poet to impart to you; one selection of works to press into your hands, it would be that of Anne Carson. She’s important.
Louise Glück, Averno 
Jeannine Hall Gailey, Becoming the Villainess
Eavan Boland, New Collected Poems
Sappho, If Not, Winter
Charles Baudelaire, Complete Poems
Michael Ondaatje, The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems
Mahmoud Darwish, Almond Blossoms and Beyond
Federico García Lorca, The Selected Poems  
Pablo Neruda, The Essential Neruda

Epics:
Homer, The Iliad
Dante, The Inferno
Milton, Paradise Lost
Virgil, The Aeneid
Anon, Beowulf

Although it doesn’t really qualify, I’m going to mention The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard as well. 

Also, do yourself a favour and peruse @antigonick’s original (prose/)poetry tag here, @lifeinpoetry’s original poetry tag over here, and @mythofdevotion’s original prose/poetry tag snugly nestled right here.