Mythology | Hecate

I will meet you in the dreamscape, at the gateway
full of black obsidian eyes watching and smoky mirrors, skeleton keys and blazing copper torches
Escape with  your skin, escape while you still can
Denying Death as your escort- embodying the medicine of the red snake
With one foot in the underworld and one foot in the wild wood

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L I T E R A T U R E M E M E - 2 MOVEMENTS [1/2]

Gothic Fiction - sometimes referred to as Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. Gothicism’s origin is attributed to English author Horace Walpole, with his 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto, subtitled “A Gothic Story”. The effect of Gothic fiction feeds on a pleasing sort of terror, an extension of Romantic literary pleasures that were relatively new at the time of Walpole’s novel. Melodrama and parody (including self-parody) were other long-standing features of the Gothic initiated by Walpole. It originated in England in the second half of the 18th century and had much success during the English romantic period with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the works of Edgar Allan Poe. A later well known novel in this genre, dating from the Victorian era, is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The name Gothic refers to the (pseudo)-medieval buildings in which many of these stories take place. This extreme form of romanticism was very popular in England and Germany. The English gothic novel also led to new novel types such as the German Schauerroman and the French roman noir. (x)

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"Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant."

— Robert Louis Stevenson (via listentothestories)
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"Hemingway and James Joyce were drinking buddies in Paris. Joyce was thin and bespectacled; Hemingway was tall and strapping. When they went out Joyce would get drunk, pick a fight with a bigger guy in the bar and then hide behind Hemingway and yell, “Deal with him, Hemingway. Deal with him.”"

[x] (via newzerokaneda)

Between this and the story about him reassuring F. Scott Fitzgerald re dick size, I’m developing a picture of Hemingway as the mother hen of the disaffected white male literary set of the early 20th century.

He probably called up Steinbeck sometimes and was like I CAN’T EVEN WITH THESE DIPSHITS and Steinbeck was all “That’s what you get for living in Paris, asshole”.

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Sometimes just one time can be enough.

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Shakespeare’s Deaths and Murders infographic, by Caitlin Griffin at Drown My Books.

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"In Southern Gothic, the most important concept is the grotesque. With the grotesque, reality is distorted into ugly and absurd shapes. “I use the grotesque the way I do because people are deaf and dumb and need help to see and hear,” Flannery O’Connor once said. By exaggerating reality, we are able to actually see it. The grotesque is a balance of contradictions. It creeps and crawls between repulsion and attraction, the real and the unreal, and humor and horror. The sublime floats in the mind, but the grotesque is experienced in the body—in turning stomachs, goose bumps, and sweat."

Lincoln Michel: Lush Rot - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics (via guernicamag)
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The Major Olympians + their animals and/or symbols

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(5/9) Greek Gods/Goddesses

PERSEPHONE (/pərˈsɛfən/per-seh-fə-neeGreekΠερσεφόνη) Queen of the Underworld and daughter of Zeus and Demeter, Goddess of the harvest. Persephone was abducted by Hades so he might  take her as his wife. From the cries of the starving people, Zeus forced Hades to release her, but before she left Hades fed her pomegranate seeds. Because Persephone had tasted food from the Underworld she had to return there for a third each year (the winter months). Persephone is also known as the Dread Queen of the Underworld, carrying out the curses of men unto the souls of the dead. 

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"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."

— Flannery O’Connor
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Boxley Valley, Arkansas

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"She looked at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity."

— Flannery O’Connor (via roguerosebud8)
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