I decided to draw 20 of my favorite queer girls to celebrate 1 year of marriage equality in the US!
A Great and Terrible Beauty is a marvelous book series featuring a lot of diverse issues in the Victorian era but most importantly it has QUEER LADIES. Pippa and Felicity broke my heart and I will never move on.
“Once upon a time there were four girls. One was pretty. One was clever. One charming, and one…one was mysterious. But they were all damaged, you see. Something not right about the lot of them. Bad blood. Big dreams.”
i would absolutely die if in the summer palace, damen just lives out his “courting laurent” dream and just gives laurent the childhood/teen years he never got. just like them riding horses and falling in love again
“Shall I tell you a story? A new and terrible one? A ghost story? Are you ready? Shall I begin? Once upon a time there were four girls. One was pretty. One was clever. One charming, and one… one was mysterious. But they were all damaged, you see. Something not right about the lot of them. Bad blood. Big dreams. Oh, I left that part out. Sorry, that should have come before. They were all dreamers, these girls. One by one, night after night, the girls came together. And they sinned. Do you know what that sin was? No one? Pippa? Ann? Their sin was that they believed. Believed they could be different. Special. They believed they could change what they were–damaged, unloved. Cast-off things. They would be alive, adored, needed. Necessary. But it wasn’t true. This is a ghost story remember? A tragedy. They were misled. Betrayed by their own stupid hopes. Things couldn’t be different for them, because they weren’t special after all. So life took them, led them, and they went along, you see? They faded before their own eyes, till they were nothing more than living ghosts, haunting each other with what could be. With what can’t be. There, now. Isn’t that the scariest story you’ve ever heard?”
A Note on ‘Don’t Waste Your Wishes’ and ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’
The Killers’ Christmas album ‘Don’t Waste Your Wishes’ is now available around the world and with it their final Christmas single, ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’.
Given that The Killers have compiled this album over the course of eleven Christmases and recorded songs in a variety of styles with a number of guest musicians, it may initially be somewhat difficult to place and make sense of Brandon’s intimate personal narrative and stripped down duet of ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’.
However, upon my first listen of ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ earlier tonight, I was immediately transported back to, and reminded of, Christmas in my parents house and, in particular, of two Christmas albums that were, and still are, played frequently during the holiday season.