Story: Eileen Doniego de France / Photography: Easton Schirra / Styling: Ton Aguilar / Grooming: Hee Soo Kwon
Once upon a time, I had cable TV. Cable TV is an awesome tool for filling in the silence, particularly when background noise is needed for when I work on my writing.
Whenever I needed a break from my thoughts and the glow of the computer monitor, I would turn towards the other illuminated screen - and during one of my many crazed writing sessions, my eyes grazed from one screen and fell upon him…..
Bavarian Forest (by Kimmo Savolainen)
this is the laziest fucking gang I’ve ever seen
this description made me think of a bunch of Greasers jut laying all over the sidewalk like ragdolls and they only raise their hands to snap their fingers when someone passes by
The Inquisition’s power is not absolute: it must earn its place among the forces in conflict. Sister Leliana understands this well, and has called on an old friend, Lady Josephine Montilyet, to be the Inquisition’s ambassador in the halls of the influential. The eldest daughter of a noble Antivan family, Josephine is a rising star among diplomats, skilled at forging alliances with tact, grace, and carefully cultivated favors. She is a consummate planner who understands that resurrecting the Inquisition will require support and goodwill from Thedas’s movers and shakers. Fortunately, the ambassador enjoys a challenge, and she sincerely believes that the Inquisition is the best way to halt the chaos sweeping Thedas.
Happy Hump Day!
1. When he starts distancing himself from you, do not restring bridges with your own sinew. You will find yourself two months later coming unraveled, coming undone. You will find he has left you in the places he has visited and in the hair of the girls he has imagined kissing. You will find yourself splatterpainted on the walls where while drunk he confessed all of your secrets to his college friends. You will be crying on the floor, surrounded by the parts of you he has stepped on, and he will look you in the eyes and ask you to clean up the mess.
2. When she cannot get through the words “I love you” without her eyes flicking to the side or her tongue slurring or her mouth pressing in at the edges: do not assume it is your fault. Do not think that you have yet again pushed away someone amazing. You have not. Sometimes people knock on their bones and find themselves hollow. You were the only way they felt momentarily whole, do not empty yourself to fill up their soul. Do not shatter into pieces trying to perfect yourself. You do not need to be glass to turn light into rainbows. You are a person, not their prism.
3. Do not let them hold you against their body if you know they do not cherish every second they are in contact with your skin. I know it feels as if you are breaking your own spine, but tear yourself away from them. Know that the something beautiful you had was already fading. Know that in the end you did the only thing you could. Sometimes people grow apart. Even trees do it.
4. Cry. Want them back.
5. Cry. Do not take them back.
6. In the following months, you will rediscover what it means to be alone. You will sit and stare at a ceiling and hate yourself and hate the world and cry about everything because everything hurts. You will wonder if it could have gotten better if you’d just been a little different, if the timing had worked out, if if if. Do not worry about this. Nothing would have changed the reality that the person you were in love with had stopped loving you somewhere along the line, whether it was in the middle of a conversation or while driving under a bridge or when they made eye contact with someone new and wonderful. It doesn’t matter. Stop wasting your time on them. You don’t need to stop your story just because they are no longer a main character. Do not take back what has already poisoned you. Instead start healing and start healing soon.
7. Take yourself back. Bring out the mop, the broom, the magic wand. Glue where needs to be glued, put up new paint, turn off the lights in places that are too hot to touch. Touch your toes. Touch your hair. Touch a dog. Touch the grass, touch the telephone, do not call him. Touch base with your mom. Touch another person with no love in your heart, touch another person and mean every second of it. Believe in yourself even if you don’t believe in love. It’s okay. There is nothing wrong with being alone. You are the best company you’ll ever know. It’s okay. It’s okay. You’re gonna be okay and none of this was ever your fault. Sometimes people just fall out of love. It’s okay. It’s okay. You’ll one day discover you didn’t need them anyway.—
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME RIGHT NOW
I present to you a puppy eating watermelon.
I can’t stop thinking about this
what a doge
- "Der Vampir" ("The Vampire")by Heinrich August Ossenfelder (1748) [Vampires.com] [University of Victoria - German]
- "Lenore" by Gottfried August Bürger (1773) [GoogleBooks - Multiple Translations] [University of Tampa - Multiple Translations] (not explicitly about vampires, although it does concern the re-arisen dead)
- "The Bride of Corinth" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1797) [GoogleBooks] [Project Gutenberg] [Wikisource]
- "The Old Woman of Berkeley" by Robert Southey (1798) [GoogleBooks] [Famouspoetsandpoems.com] (not explicitly about vampires, although it does concern the re-arisen dead)
- "Wake Not the Dead"attributed to Johann Ludwig Tieck (1800) [Project Gutenberg] [SFF.net]
- Thalaba the Destroyerby Robert Southey (1801) [GoogleBooks: Vol 1. | Vol. 2] [Project Gutenberg]
- "The Vampire" by John Stagg, in his Minstrel of the North (1810) [GoogleBooks] [Archive,org] [The Literary Gothic]
- The Giaour by George Gordon Byron (1813) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org] [Polish Online Literature Library] [The Literary Gothic - Excerpt]
- "A Fragment of a Novel" (aka "The Burial: A Fragment") by George Gordon Byron (1816) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org] [Project Gutenberg] [SFF.net]
- "Christabel" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1816) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org] [Project Gutenberg] [Erudit.org] (not explicitly about vampires)
- "The Vampyre" by John Polidori (1819) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org] [Project Gutenberg] [SFF.net]
- "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats (1820) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org] [Poetryfoundation.org] (not explicitly about vampires)
- "Lamia" by John Keats (1820) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org] [Bartleby.com] (not explicitly about vampires)
- Lord Ruthven ou les Vampires (Lord Ruthven or The Vampires) by Cyprien Berard (1820) [Archive.org - French] [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)]
- The Vampire, or The Bride of the Isles by J. R. Planché (1820) [The Literary Gothic]
- Le Vampire (The Vampire) by Charles Nodier (1820) [Munseys - PDF]
- "Vampirisimus" by E.T.A. Hoffman (1821), from his Die Erzählungen der Serapionsbrüder (The Serapion Brethren) [GoogleBooks] [Project Gutenburg] [National University of Central Buenos Aires - Spanish]
- Smarra ou les Demons de la Nuit (Smarra, or the Night of the Demons) by Charles Nodier (1821) [Archive.org - French] [Project Gutenberg - French] [Rilune.org - French] [Amazon.com - English Translation ($)]
- Han d’Islande (Hans of Iceland) by Victor Hugo (1821) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org: Vol. I | Vol. 2] (not explicitly about vampires, although a major character drinks blood for the sake of revenge)
- La Vampire Ou La Vierge De Hongrie (The Vampire or The Hungarian Virgin) by Étienne-Léon de Lamothe-Langon (1825) [Gallica.bnf.fr: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3 - French] [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)]
- Der Vampyre und seine Braut (The Vampire and his Bride) by Carl Spindler (1826) [GoogleBooks - German] [Bibliotheque-vampires.de - German]
- La Guzla, ou Choix de Poesies Illyrique (The Guzla, or a Selection of Illyric Poems) by Prosper Merimee (1827) [GoogleBooks - French] [Archive.org - French] (A literary hoax that purports to be a collection of folklore)
- Der Vampyr (The Vampire) by Heinrich Marschner and Wilhelm August Wohlbrück (1828) [Stanford University - Libretto] [Archive.org - German Score] [Archive.org - German Recording] [Zeno.org - German Libretto]
- Der Vampyre, oder die Totenbraut (The Vampyre and the Dead Bride) by Theodor Hildebrand (1828) [GoogleBooks - German]
- "The Eve of Ivan Kupala" (aka "St. John’s Eve"]by Nikolaj Vasilevic Gogol (1832), from his Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka [The University of Adelaide]
- "The Vampire Bride" by Henry Thomas Liddell (1833) [GoogleBooks]
- "The Viy" by Nikolaj Vasilevic Gogol (1835), from his Mirgorod [The University of Adelaide]
- "La Morte Amoureuse" ("The Dead Lover," aka "Clarimonde"; "The Beautiful Vampire"; "The Dead Woman in Love"; "The Dead Leman") by Théophile Gautier (1836) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org] [Project Gutenberg] [Université du Québec à Chicoutimi - French]
- "Ligea" by Edgar Allan Poe (1838) [GoogleBooks] [Project Gutenberg] [Poestories.com] (not explicitly about vampires, although it does concern the re-arisen dead)
- Sem’ya Vurdalaka (The Family of the Voursalak) by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1839) [Az.lib.eu - Russian] [Amazon.com - English Translation ($)]
- Der tote Gast (The Dead Guest) by Heinrich Zschokke (1840) [GoogleBooks]
- Upyr (The Vampire) by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1841) [Az.lib.eu - Russian] [Amazon.com - English Translation ($)]
- 'The Vampire” by James Clerk Maxwell (1845) [GoogleBooks] [Poemhunter.com]
- Varney the Vampyre, or, The Feast of Blood by James Malcolm Rhymer (sometimes attributed to Thomas Preskett Prest) (1845-1847) [University of Virgina] [Project Gutenberg - Incomplete]
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (1847) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org] [Project Gutenberg] (not explicitly about vampires, although Heathcliff is accused of vampirsm)
- "La Dame pâle" ("The Pale Lady," aka "The Carpathian Mountains"; "The Vampire of the Carpathian Mountains") by Alexandre Dumas and Paul Bobage, in Les mille et un fantômes (The Thousand and One Ghosts) (1849) [Project Gutenberg - French] [Wikisource - French] [Amazon.com - English Translation ($)]
Adapted from this forum post. Original poster has not read all works listed, but has applied descriptive/helpful notes where possible.
fingers crossed for the ability to intervene if your companions start saying fucked up shit to each other
Stealth mode activated!