demons:

"Muscles" Bennet—Shot Down over Rheims

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fotografiae:

Light by VartkesNadjarian. http://ift.tt/1nFnuW0

fotografiae:

Light by VartkesNadjarian. http://ift.tt/1nFnuW0

c0ssette:

Angel of Death,detail,Emile Jean Horace Vernet.

c0ssette:

Angel of Death,detail,Emile Jean Horace Vernet.

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Portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna at the age of 18, (1777) (Detail)
Alexander Roslin (1718 – 1793)
Portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna at the age of 18, (1777) (Detail)

Alexander Roslin (1718 – 1793)

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mademoisellelapiquante:

Portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner by John Singer Sargent - 1888 (detail)
In the Gothic Room of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston

mademoisellelapiquante:

Portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner by John Singer Sargent - 1888 (detail)

In the Gothic Room of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston

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jaded-mandarin:

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz. Detail from Matilde de Aguilera y Gamboa, Lady of Fontagud, 1875.

jaded-mandarin:

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz. Detail from Matilde de Aguilera y Gamboa, Lady of Fontagud, 1875.

kaxen:

My hand hurts.
Also rim lighting no matter how nonsensical solves everything.

kaxen:

My hand hurts.

Also rim lighting no matter how nonsensical solves everything.

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lordvoldemortsnipple:

Increasingly, he directed his talents towards shortcuts and dodges. He valued learning not for its own sake, but for the attention it brought him. He craved prizes and awards. he lobbied the Headmaster to start a school newsletter, because he liked nothing better than to see his name and photograph in print. Never very popular, he nevertheless achieved his primary goal of school-wide recognition through repeated, attention-getting exploits.

Within a decade of leaving school, Lockhart had achieved bestseller status with his series of autobiographical books and a reputation as a world-class definer against the Dark Arts.

If anyone thinks Ed Speelers isn’t the perfect fc for a young Lockhart, they are wrong.

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When I tell them I’ve never had sex
—that I am a “virgin”—
I am praised
“That’s smart of you”
“How good of you to wait till marriage”
“You can’t find girls like you anymore”

When I tell them that I’m not waiting for anything
That I probably won’t ever be married
That I’m simply following my desires
—my “lack” of desire—
I am scorned

“Don’t be ridiculous”
“Everyone wants sex”
“You’ll change your mind one day”
“You just haven’t found the right man”
“I feel sorry for you; I’d never want to be like that”
“Don’t you think that’s a bit selfish of you”

But I know that if I did want sex
If were to have sex
I would be shamed
“Whore”
“Learn to keep your legs closed”
“What will your husband think”

Why do I have to want sex only to be hated for wanting it?
Why am I derided for doing what I would be told to do if I weren’t doing it?
Why must I act in accordance to the husband I’ll never have?
Why should I “save” myself for a wedding night I’ll never want?
Why am I shamed for doing nothing? For wanting nothing?

“It’s such a waste”
“Aren’t you lonely”
“You should get help for that”
“Quit being such a prude”
“Don’t say that, you’ll meet someone”
“Don’t you want to give your parents grandkids”

One day
They’ll say I’ve waited too long
When I wasn’t waiting for anything in the first place
They’ll impart condolences for imagined regrets
When I have been content all along

Why should it matter
If my only kiss was with my friend on the elementary playground
The rest given to pets and cheeks
If the only bed I’ve shared was with a friend
Pillows and whispered secrets between us
If I prefer held hands, arms wrapped around shoulders and waists, ankles locked under tables
Carefully doled affection among friends

“Are you sure”
Yes
I have always been

Who Says I’m “Missing Out”, a poem I wrote about being asexual/aromantic, published in volume one issue two of The Outrider Review (via writingqueer)

What if it’s a phase?

What if it is? That doesn’t stop you being asexual right now.

It may be tempting to hold back on accepting your asexuality in the hope that eventually you’ll ‘bloom’ into a sexual person. I’m not saying that might not eventually happen, but consider this: do you want to spend your life thinking of yourself as an undeveloped person, living for the dreamed of day when you’ll become whole? Might you feel more comfortable accepting who you are now as a whole complete valid person? Maybe one day you will “bloom”, and if and when you do, you won’t have lost anything by being comfortable in the mean time.

There’s no shame in identifying as one thing and then later identifying as another. Your identity isn’t meant to limit you. If you’ve moved on or changed, then by all means describe yourself differently. If you fear you might be different in the future, that doesn’t change which label is most useful to you in the present. There’s nothing wrong with change.

AVEN FAQ

I feel  this is something people need to read. This can apply to any sexuality, not just asexuality.

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