light of my life fire of my loins my sin my soul

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.” — Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.
—  Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita.
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fic: this is the golden age (of something good and right and real) 

summary: immortals!au in which they fall in love in 1961, fall apart in 1965, and fall again in 2015. 

word count: 10.1k

warnings: the usual swearing/sex, vague descriptions of PTSD, somewhat detailed descriptions of war violence, implied character death 

a/n: WHAT?!?!?!? CALISTA WROTE A ONE SHOT?!?! SAY IT AIN’T SO!! as always s/o to the other half of team sugar spice and everything nice, megan slimeboyhowell for cheering me on and letting me headcanon abt hot Marine phil at odd hours of the morning <33 i was gonna make a playlist for this but nobody ever listens to those, so i come bearing two wonderful songs for u to listen to that remind me of this fic: the song from the title, state of grace (acoustic) by taylor swift + forever and ever amen by the drums


They’re unabashedly in love in the biting New York frost of the winter of 1964, one month before Phil leaves for Vietnam.

Dan is twenty-three and already established as a photographer at The New York Post; Phil teaches English and Art History to thirteen and fourteen year olds at Astor Country Day on the Upper East Side. Their apartment (their, their, their, he loves reminding himself of the sharedness, even now) in the Village is cluttered with scattered mementos of their three years together, photographs framing bare skin, cheap photo booth strips, notes signed with hesitant x’s and drenched in cologne, brochures from the Van Gogh exhibition at the MoMA from the year before. It’s big enough for the two of them to hole themselves in from the tenacious hum of the city below, to hide them from eyes that linger too long on their clasped hands and twin smiles, to last on artist salaries.

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Lolita References In Lana Del Rey

Hey guys, I know this is not ballet related and I should really make a Lolita blog, but I love and adore Lolita and Lana Del Rey, and someone asked me to explain how Lana sings about Lolita and most of her songs are literally telling the story or have to do with Lolita, and nymphet related things. So skip this if you are not interested. :) I’m going to try my best but some may be wrong or just misinterpretations so I’m sure thenymphetballerina will help me out. :) I am going to list some songs. Please pay attention to when italicize anything, it means it is a song lyric.

OFF TO THE RACES 

Off to the races is one of those songs that literally, is Lana explaining the story of Lolita in her lyrics. (Remember, when I italicize, it means it’s a lyric)

My old man is a bad man but I can’t deny the way he holds my hand and he grabs me, he has me by my heart.

This could mean how yes, in the novel, Humbert could be considered a bad man, because he’s not taking a lot of things into consideration and not realizing some of what he’s doing. But the way he holds Lolitas hand, is referencing that he shows this obsessive love for her that she likes and starts to like him and take advantage in some situations. 

Light of my life, fire of my loins, be a good baby do what I want

This is literally a quote out of Lolita. One of the most significant quotes is Light of my life, fire of my loins, my sin, my soul, Lolita and Lana says the first part of it. The second part could be referencing how there comes a point where she knows how Hum wants things from her, and now she wants things from him so she wants him to do what she wants. 

Gimme them gold coins, gimme them coins

In the novel, Lo really wanted to get a few dollars off of Hum, she tried to do things in order to get this. Even in the end of the novel, she wanted the money so this could be referencing that. 

And were off to the races, cases of bacardi chasers, chasing me all over town 

In the novel, Hum was taking Lolita all over the country and they suspected that someone was chasing or following them, this is what shes referencing

Im your little scarlet scarlet, singing in the garden

Although she wasnt singing, the first time Hum saw, and fell in love with Lo, was when he saw her in the garden

 

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My old man is a tough man but he got a soul as sweet as blood red jam

This shows how no matter what, Hum did love her and he didnt have horrible intentions, he had a good heart for lolita not knowing what was being done

Since I cant reference everything, the rest of the song says how shes crazy and misbehaving like Lo. 

LOLITA

This song is pretty self explanitory, especially since she made a home music video of herself including SCENES FROM LOLITA! And she sings Hey Lolita Hey so this song and the home made video are pretty self explanitory.

Kissin my fruit punch lips 

Reffering I guess to the amount of red lipstick she wears

 

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1949 

Lolita took place in 1947 and 1949 rhymes and works so the dates are pretty close. So, this one has a lot so here we go.

Carry me up them stairs, Put my white socks on

I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH THAT THERE IS A SCENE IN LOLITA WHERE HE LITERALLY CARRIES HER UP THE STAIRS AND TAKES OFF HER WHITE SOCKS 

this gif is that scene 

You like my blue nail polish

As you can see, she is putting on nail polish ahha

The mess upstairs dont be scared

This is when Charlotte, Lolitas mother, tells Hum when hesmoving in not to mind the mess

Daddy dearest, you know how I like to take trips, 

They take a so called trip all over America to get away froim the bad situations

Stop at the Kmart, Buy me my peach lip gloss, cigarettes and lollipops, mad magazines and white socks

For lollipops, Lo always had candy or gum in her mouth

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When Lana says mad magazines, she always was reading these magazines in the movie. Its again self explanitory

PUT ME IN A MOVIE

Lights, Camera, Action, If he likes me takes me home

This is referencing how, Hum fell in love with Lo, started to obsess and took over her life which is how lana says takes me home

Come on you know you like little girls, you can be my daddy

In some parts, Lo teases hum and this is like shes saying to him that he likes girls her age so just do it with me, and this also refers to the age gap in the novel movie

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I cant make it on my own, put me in a movie

This shows how shes still innocent and cant manage fully on her own 

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CARMEN 

This one is also pretty self explanitory but the name Carmen is also referenced alot in the novel and movie so 

ULTRAVIOLENCE

He hit me and it felt like a kiss

Some parts Hum gets mad and paranoid and smack her but in the  end he shows his love and its crazy but

FUCKED MY WAY UP TO THE TOP

Lay me down tonight, Im your favourite girl

This is where not only Humbert, but Lolita knows how much Hum loves her and she wants to do more things with him

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There are so many more references but I cant do them all, theyd take too much time but even though this nothing to do with lana, I do beleive that Lolita and hum did have some real love for each other, even though everything was his responsibility

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Stanley Kubrick The Exhibition, San Francisco, 2016

Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. 

She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one
sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on
the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.

sunset-diamond replied to your post “something about kise tearfully saying “kurokocchi, light of my life-”…”

Sorry, I don’t get it :(

I kinda figured most people wouldn’t XD I think it’s that I’m too old for the majority of people on tumblr now lmao. 

It’s a quote from Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. The book opens with “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta.” (and yes, I did just quote that from memory cause I’m a goddamn nerd). Great book. Disturbing as fuck and really quite gross. But damn good. Read a chapter of it and you’ll feel ten thousand times smarter than you actually are (or maybe that’s just me cause I’m really stupid). No but seriously it’s beautifully written. I can only aspire to be so poetic and graceful. 

But lmao I was kinda just picturing Kise saying that and Kuroko is like “he can’t possibly know what that’s from… no… he’s so dumb… he just can’t” and then he beats Kise up anyway just to be safe. And then Kise is crying on the floor and he just yells out “MY SIN MY SOUL KUROKOCCHI” and probably gets beaten up a second time. Though I have to wonder how Kise actually knew the quote to begin with, because I really can’t see him reading that book let alone understanding it. He probably just saw the movie with Jeremy Irons didn’t he? Yeah everyone’s a slut for that man even Kise.