“Nothing burns like the cold.”
Submitted by lemonscientist:
This is a batik painting I did of a world map.
Ah, Colette. One of the most influential French authors of her time, she wrote about (and acted out) sexuality in a time that was tres taboo. After the divorce of her first husband, she found notoriety as a music hall dancer, where she performed some very suggestive dances with her lover, the Marquise de Belbeuf, nearly causing a riot.
After she married her second husband, she started a very publicized and scandalous affair with her husband’s son from a previous marriage, which eventually caused the end of that marriage.
Her third and final husband was Maurice Goudeket, a Jewish man whom she financially supported and hid during the Nazi occupation in Paris. After the war, she wrote her most famous book, Gigi in 1945, which became a hit movie in 1949.
City Lights by Clara Ishikawa
Anna Comnena (1083-1153) was a Byzantine princess. Until the birth of her younger brother, she fully expected (and was raised) to eventually become the leader of the Byzantine Empire. She married an historian, and with her mother and grandmother, plotted to overthrow her brother in favor of herself and her husband. Although the attempt failed, Anna went on to become the first female historian, giving a 15 volume account of her family’s rule during her final years in a convent following the death of her husband. Because of her, we have the details and information about the first crusade and the major history of Byzantium.
Nancy Mitford, also called The Hon. Mrs Peter Rodd (after her marriage), was the eldest of the famous Mitford sisters. She became a novelist; two of her most famous books are The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate. She married twice, and had multiple affairs. One can only guess why, of course. ;)
The Princess Bride by Adam Juresko
Lord of the Flies by Aurora
Enchanted by Bryant Raditheo
Titanic by Yzabelle Wuthrich
Screenshot by eleven-days-of-april, merci!
but we weren’t good enough anyway, blarg