Bran Stark: “Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?”
Ned Stark: “That is the only time a man can be brave.”
It’s Day 4 of Fantasy Week, and RIOT has released a set of Game of Thrones-inspired outfits for The Epiphany April gacha event.
“Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.”
France is still much on my mind, so for Day 3 of Fantasy Week, we journey to the Belle Epoque.
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
“You are a mirror reflecting a noble face.
The universe is not outside of you.
Look inside yourself;
Everything you want,
You already are.”
Keeping to the Friday Fantasy theme: here on Qoheleth we have a sumptuous lounge in the style of an opium den, swathed in richly dyed silks, where one can partake of exotic pleasures, from absinthe to intimate conversation and more…
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on top of the disheveled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame!
–W.B. Yeats, “The Land of Heart’s Desire” 1894
As one who identifies with dragons — hence my name — I am partial to the Draco skins by Alia Baroque of Fallen Gods. I have several colors in this skin, and loved the new Opal color released in January, an ethereal mix with highlights of cyan and lilac. I have been eager to photograph it.
However when I wore the accessories that were included with the skin, I struggled with some confusion. Lacy wings, delicate flower petals, graceful butterflies… and… dragon scales?!? It seems incongruous; “delicate” is not a word often used in connection with dragons.