LAST THING I GOOGLED: “shawn psych phone” bahah because i want to get the phone case Shawn has in the tv show, Psych !!
FAVORITE FICTIONAL CHARACTER: ughhghhg (this is HARD) Gandalf the Grey
FAVORITE FAMOUS PEOPLE: Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Kit Harington, Uzo Aduba, Colin Firth, Alicia Vikander, Kiera Knightley, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart, Hugh Grant, Matthew healy, Van mccann, Elias ronnenfelt, Halsey, all of the Haim sisters, Harrison Koisser….many more honestly
FAVORITE BOOKS: The Princess Bride, The Picture of Dorian Gray, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Perks of being A Wallflower, Rebecca, Never Let Me Go, Atonement, And Then There Were None, King of the Wind, and maaaany more
FAVORITE BANDS: Foxygen, The 1975, CATB, The Smiths, Diiv, Beach House, HAIM, Neutral Milk Hotel, Tame Impala, Grouplove, Noah and The Whale, The Kinks, Supertramp, Wolf Alice
SONG STUCK IN HEAD RIGHT NOW: Swallowtail - wolf alice
LAST MOVIE I WATCHED: Trainspotting ((( shout out to Van’s lover Ewan Mcgregor))))
LAST TV SHOW I WATCHED: The X-Files,,,,, fuck yaaa
this is too much I can’t handle a bearded wentz and a shorn joe in one day honestly y'all I’m away for like one day and all this happens I honestly don’t know how I’m expected to go on how can I go on how can I go on living when I know that out there in the world Joseph has painstakingly clipped off his majestic tribute to rock and roll and stuck it on Pete’s chin how am I just expext d to LIVE when every day that goes by Pete wentz looks more and more like someone I would willingly call daddy like he is aging stunningly sign me the fuck up for this Pete wentz is the next George clooney but better and happier and MEANwhile meanwhile JOE is like fuckin DORIAN GRAYING or something like oh my god he out there looking like he just walked off infinity on high like fuckin fine you want 2007 so bad??? here it is bitch and I look great I cannot believe this next thing!? next thjjg y a know Patrick’s gonna fuckin pierce his nipples and Andys gonna fuckin. he’s gonna get clothes other than black t shirts or something ANARCHY okay folks ANARCHY is what we are facing and I FOR ONE would like to be Part of the REVOLUTIon point me at the fuckin barricade bitches this is how I go
I realize there are a lot of non-readers in the Penny Dreadful fandom but I was eager for this show before it aired because I loved the literature the characters came from.
Dorian Gray was a young man who offered up his soul if the painting of him would grow old and ugly while he could remain forever young and beautiful. The painting grows uglier every time he sins. He will remain forever young unless someone destroys the painting. And unlike the League of Extraordinary Gentleman movie he can and does look at his painting often, in fact he feels a compulsion to look at it every so often.
The only way to truly kill him is to destroy the painting. He literally cannot become a vampire. Dorian Gray is an immortal bound to a painting, that is all. His sins are becoming manifest and taking on a life of their own within the painting.
For a well made and decent (though not entirely faithful) film adaptation check out the 2009 version starring Ben Barnes as Dorian. That version is simply called Dorian Gray.
Dorian Gray, even on Penny Dreadful, is not The Devil, or Dracula, or a demon possessing the body while the “real Dorian” is trapped in the painting. Please… Please… Stop with these “Theories.” You know better by now. He even explained it in the show.
Ogni impulso che tentiamo di soffocare si annida nella mente e ci avvelena. Commesso un peccato, il corpo se ne libera, perché l'azione è una forma di purificazione. Allora non resta che il ricordo di un piacere o il lusso di un rimpianto. L'unico modo per liberarsi di una tentazione è di cederle. Resisti, e la tua anima si ammalerà di nostalgia per le cose che si è negata, di desiderio per ciò che le sue mostruose leggi hanno reso mostruoso e illecito.
Oscar Wilde, Il ritratto di Dorian Gray, 1891 (Lord Henry)