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classic lit moodboards- Carmilla by J Sheridan Le Fanu

I have been in love with no one, and never shall,“ [Carmilla] whispered, “unless it should be with you.”

How beautiful she looked in the moonlight!
Shy and strange was the look with which she quickly hid her face in my neck and hair, with tumultuous sighs, that seemed almost to sob, and pressed in mine a hand that trembled.
Her soft cheek was glowing against mine. “Darling, darling,” she murmured, “I live in you; and you would die for me, I love you so.”

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You will think me cruel, very selfish, but love is always selfish; the more ardent the more selfish.
—  J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

Never forget that while Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu may have some beautiful parts, he still wrote it to be hella pathologizing toward homosexuality, and the moral of the story was that girls need the men in their lives to save them from their wicked temptations. It’s why the the fact that the webseries is the way it is is so important.

Make that asshole roll over in his grave.

Dearest, your little heart is wounded; think me not cruel because I obey the irresistible law of my strength and weakness; if your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours. In the rapture of my enormous humiliation I live in your warm life, and you shall die–die, sweetly die–into mine. I cannot help it; as I draw near to you, you, in your turn, will draw near to others, and learn the rapture of that cruelty, which yet is love; so, for a while, seek to know no more of me and mine, but trust me with all your loving spirit.
—  J. Sheridan LeFanu, Carmilla

She used to place her pretty arms about my neck, draw me to her, and laying her cheek to mine, murmur with her lips near my ear,

“Dearest, your little heart is wounded; think me not cruel because I obey the irresistible law of my strength and weakness; if your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours. In the rapture of my enormous humiliation I live in your warm life, and you shall die — die, sweetly die — into mine. I cannot help it; as I draw near to you, you, in your turn, will draw near to others, and learn the rapture of that cruelty, which yet is love; so, for a while, seek to know no more of me and mine, but trust me with all your loving spirit.”

—  Carmilla - J. Sheridan Le Fanu
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“For some nights I slept profoundly; but still every morning I felt the same lassitude, and a languor weighed upon me all day. I felt myself a changed girl. A strange melancholy was stealing over me, a melancholy that I would not have interrupted. Dim thoughts of death began to open, and an idea that I was slowly sinking took gentle, and, somehow, not unwelcome possession of me. If it was sad, the tone of mind which this induced was also sweet. Whatever it might be, my soul acquiesced in it.” 


― J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

tagged by the fantastic @elvencantation

  • Nicknames: Miss Minutia, Chica, Sugar Princess of the Dark Side (long long story)
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Height: 4′11″
  • Orientation: Gay
  • Nationality: American
  • Favorite Fruit: Clementines
  • Favorite Season: Fall
  • Favorite Book: Carmilla by J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • Favorite Flower: Convolvulus (field bindweed)
  • Favorite Scent: favorite perfume, you mean? right now, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s “Witch Dance 2016″
  • Favorite Animal: Fennec fox
  • Favorite Color: Besides black? Green or burgundy
  • Coffee, Tea, or Hot Cocoa?: Cocoa
  • Average Sleep Hours: 7-ish
  • Cat or Dog: Yes
  • Favorite Fictional Character: Oh geez. Well, I’m very partial to Carmilla, obviously. Also Wednesday Addams? And so many others.
  • # of Blankets: One in summer; up to three in winter
  • Dream Trip: A tour of abandoned 19th-century doll factories in Europe
  • Blog Created: 2011
  • Favorite song at the moment: Dog Days Are Over (Florence + the Machine)
  • Number of followers: 2000-something? Thanks guys!
  • favourite bands: I tend to like individual songs, but I’m partial to Charming Disaster, Florence + the Machine, Panic! At the Disco, Rasputina, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, They Might Be Giants, Within Temptation, Delta Rae, Timber Timbre…okay maybe more than I thought.
  • favourite solo artists: Emilie Autumn, Regina Spektor, Scott Bradlee
  • song stuck in my head: Apres Moi by Regina Spektor, now
  • last movie i watched: The Emperor’s New Groove
  • last tv show i watched:Wynonna Earp
  • what stuff do you post: History, fandoms, gay stuff, gay history fandoms (on occasion), gothic literature/aesthetic, antique dolls, memes, Victorian aesthetic, fairytales and folklore, magic shit, personal whining, selfies, updates on my rats
  • when did you blog reach its peak: So far? Beginning of the Carmilla fandom back in 2014
  • do you have any other blogs: @roughdiamonddolls, my doll blog
  • do you get asks regularly: Fairly often
  • why did you choose your url: I like marzipan and obscure historical facts. Also I’m apparently boring
  • following: 300-something
  • posts: No clue
  • hogwarts house: Ravenclaw (with Slytherin as a VERY close second)
  • pokemon team: I don’t play Pokemon
  • lucky numbers: 13
  • what are you wearing right now: green pajama top and black pajama pants
  • dream job: Actress/writer/I came to drink cocoa and revitalize the antique doll community and I’m all out of cocoa. Not sure what the official title for the last one is; working on all of them and so far, not really getting anywhere concrete. One can only hope

I tag nerds. Every nerd. Do the thing, nerds. I am very tired.