"if izzy can deal with raphael being ace" did she really say that? as someone who's ace: ouch, thanks a lot emeraude 😑
I just listened to it again for you and her exact words in that interview were: “We know that he is asexual, that he is not, you know, sexually interested in doing anything with her, is that something Isabelle can deal with. […]”
I didn’t like the word maturity in the interviews for Aaron but now I can get it. His scenes in the second episode was about letting go the little boy who is afraid to be abandoned and the fact that he doesn’t deserve to be happy but find the man who wants to fight for the most precious thing he has in his life, a man who wants revenge on life.
Sexton: Oh, that’s a terrible question! I don’t know. Sometimes you get a line, a phrase, sometimes you’re crying, or it’s the curve of the chair that hurts you and you don’t know why…what you’re doing is hunting for what you mean, what you’re trying to say.
Anne Sexton, from an interview with Patricia Marx featured in No Evil Star
I think the kind of landscape that you grew up in, it lives with you. I don’t think it’s true of people who’ve grown up in cities so much; you may love a building, but I don’t think that you can love it in the way that you love a tree or a river or the colour of the earth; it’s a different kind of love.
I naturally prefer the form of the book. We’ve loved it for centuries, and no wonder: Look at it; its always-opening-to-something, its two wings, its two sides making one form, its act of opening us as we open it — you can’t “open” a screen like you can literally open a book. And a book always holds the reminder of the organic world, the trees that went to make it — and the word “spine” was originally used for the spine of the book because of the spine of the creatures whose skins were once used to bind books, the place where the skin folded over the creature’s own spine. That’s how close to the process of life, death, time, growth and oxygen the form of the book is.
Ali Smith, in an interview with The New York Times