Italian artist and actress Domiziana Giordano, Italian author Francesca Sanvitale, Dino Trappetti and Umberto Terrelli dining al fresco on a terrace overlooking the waters off the coast of the island of Capri, Italy, in August 1980.
Sometimes I feel a little guilty that I read fanfiction way more than I read actual books nowadays, but then I realize why.
It’s not just about my ships being canon. It’s about great, well written stories where the characters are LGBTQ. Fanfiction has way more representation than actual books and I love it.
If I want to read an actual book with LGBTQ characters, it’s going to be a dramatic coming of age thing or a side character where their identity is heavily coded/barely mentioned.
With fanfiction, I can read space operas, high fantasy, rom coms, horror, or whatever and the characters being LGBQ, while important and part of who the characters are, is not the entire plot.
It’s part of why I liked the Captive Prince. I get gay/bi rep, but I also get an interesting story of betrayal and war and intrigue. I shouldn’t have to read coming of age novels in order to get LGBTQ characters.
Aries: Athena was the counsellor of the masculine, Honour the Aries for her extroverted creativity, she is shattering glass ceilings and demanding justice from the masculine to the feminine
Taurus: Everything that King Midas touched turned to gold as a wish come true, so you can watch this when a Taurus makes a wish and receives the resources to make it true, their ability to turn ‘trash’ into ‘treasure’
Gemini: Hermes had contact with all of the Gods being the only one in direct contact with Hades in the Underworld, you can see this through the Gemini’s ability to talk to anyone about anything
Cancer: Hekate was protected by an army of crossed souls, and you can see this in the way that Cancer seems to summon supernatural adrenaline and weapons in the defence of family and loved ones
Leo: The Goddess in Leo is the Princess of Light, so Leos have conquered their own shadows, and they do not live up to their reputation for theatrics in this regard, secret, silent, and private battles inside, delivering darkness back into the Kingdom of Light
Virgo: Erigone was the Goddess traumatised by the death of her father, and you can see this in through the Virgo’s sense of the world being unreliable and guilty when indulging in pleasures
Libra: Aphrodite was the Goddess of Cosmetics and Costumes, and you can see this in the way that Libra has the ability to be a chameleon of many identities and styles that belong to the many Queens within her
Scorpio: The precious and vulnerable child grows into the Wise One, the Queen upholding material and spiritual responsibilities, honour her privacy, part of her is still this 12-year old girl fighting battles far beyond her maturity
Sagittarius: Dionysis, a Sagittarius God was given the epithet of ‘the Wanderer’ as he roamed in delirium, you can see this in the way that Sagittarius is ‘never there’ and either coming or going, internally homeless, hesitant to settle
Capricorn: Ananke is the Capricorn Goddess of Compulsion and Slavery, and you can see this in the way Capricorn never knows when, or how to stop. like they are enslaved to higher or unknown being
Aquarius: Ganymede was much adored by the Gods by virtue of beauty, and you can see this in the way that so many Aquarians are popular and loved by virtue of just being who they are
Pisces: Pisces emanates the Holy Trinity, procreation, love, and death, honour every face that she wears, for these are not fake but the many expressions of the triple Goddess
This is my sooo-sorry-I-m-so-late-and-still-WIP gift for number 31, for the @capri-secretsanta event!
I chose to draw Damen and Laurent of course, cause I’m so weak with them. Well, I hope you will like them together… and much more when I would finish the drawing (soon, I swear) !
***** Aaaand it’s officially my first post of 2018 ! So I wish you all a very happy New Year 2018 ! Thanks for your support in 2017, I hope to become a better artist in 2018 and learn some new things… Well… A lot of new things actually ! I wish you the best everybody, to you, your family, friends, lovers and pets !