The Danish Artist Bertha Wegmann Painting a Portrait - Jeanna Bauck
I know who I am.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
"Eyes find eyes. You see, our eyes are the source of our energy. You can always feel somebody’s eyes on you, but what you’re actually feeling is their energy – directed right at you. Now, what happens if you close your eyes? You cut off your energy. If you can just shut down, not only will people not see you, but they’ll see through you.”
once you get your ass kicked once or twice, you realize it’s not the end of the world… is there any other way to police?
if this character can’t convince tumblr, i don’t know what will. this is detective shakima ‘kima’ greggs, narc, tough girl, mixed race working class level-headed stone-cold brilliant bitch, and, oh:
kima: i’ll tell your wife if you tell mine.
she’s also an out (soft butch) lesbian. she’s the character you never get to see. the queer woman who works inside the system but who’s well aware of the system’s flaws. who deals with virtually every form of oppression going but keeps going because she knows she’s better than the system, but she believes in enough of it to get knocked down and get back up again, because she’s smart and hard and if you think she can’t do her job because she’s a woman then you are fucking wrong:
kima: i ain’t no lady!
she’s also the character we don’t get to see in other ways. she doesn’t believe in police brutality, but god help you if you’re under arrest and you attack a cop where kima’s watching. she considers herself married, but not straying’s a challenge. she forms a fast friendship with mcnulty, who’s thrilled when he finds out she’s a lesbian because he just wants someone to get drunk and talk about girls with, which is exactly what they do:
kima: i date women.
mcnulty: that’s another thing we have in common! i date women too.
kima is the sort of character tumblr says it wants. i hear this litany constantly. she’s a queer woc working within an oppressive system. she is allowed to display traditionally masculine traits and not to be shamed for it. (and if you try, she beats the shit out of you.) she’s funny and sensible and she even has a close friend who’s a dude with zero sexual tension! tumblr keeps saying it wants these characters, so it’d be really awesome if it’d show some interest in them when they get here, when they, in fact, were here all along.
Astonishing Cinematography — Stoker (2013) dir. Park Chan-wook.
What kind of family is family you can’t take home?
HANNIBAL & THEATER IV. of XIII.
↳ THE STAGE
// all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. //
william shakespeare / as you like it
Michaela DePrince getting ready for her role as Odette in Swan Lake for Het Nationale Ballet JC
"The two roles that I most dream of dancing are the role of Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, and the role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake.”