it takes 237 muscles to fake an orgasm but 15 to say “it’s called a clitoris and it’s right here”
Katharine Hepburn on the set of Keeper of the Flame (1942).
A rare early 18th century Memento Mori band gold known as a skeletal, as the whole length of the skeleton is employed on the outside of the hoop, with other emblems. The earliest known example is dated 1659. This ring is enamelled in black with a full skeleton, twin hearts for love and an hourglass, symbolic of the passage of time and the brevity of life.
“You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here. You’re beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do! Whatever the tube tells you: you dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs! In God’s name, you people are the real thing, we are the illusion.”
I think it’s wonderful. In many respects, s4 seems to be starting like s1— we open with people in mourning, a new ~~heir, Mary is an icy ass again (!!!!), EVELYN NAPIER. Napier has always been one of my fav minor characters and I’m excited to see how they plan on reintroducing him.
What I actually love about Mulder and Scully more than any other couple on TV past and present is that they don’t really have a ‘moment,’ they only have such steady progression that the moment they became ‘romantic’ almost seemed kind of anticlimactic. And I don’t mean that in a bad way, I mean that in the best possible way. These were two people so close, so utterly spiritually linked, that when you added sex to the relationship, it’s almost like it just felt natural and didnt really create a shift in the relationship they already had. I would say that the start of something ~more~ probably began somewhere circa the cancer arc when Mulder discovered just how much he couldn’t live without her and Scully, in her mortality, almost felt like she was failing him. I think it was the moment when they knew that they were one, but this wasn’t necessarily the start of something romantic. It progressed into s5 and FTF when I think this spiritual link became something more desperate and less platonic and I think that post-FTF is when they both have this interior acceptance that they can’t spend their lives with anyone but each other. For better or worse, they are a couple. And what’s funny about this is that even then I don’t think it moves completely into the realm of romance, it’s almost like for them sex paled in comparison to the spiritual union they had and the goals they shared. Later, actually becoming a ‘couple’ around s8 just seemed to be putting an unnecessary label on what they already had. But I love the recognition at the end of s8 that they are, in their own way, a family. They have a son, they’re in love. There’s nothing conventional about how they got there, and even it confuses them what they are, but they are in fact more ‘romantic’ than most romantic couples for it.
Robert Redford’s opinion on the 66th Cannes poster (with Paul Newman on it) x