'innocence, mischief, and mystery capped in red.' - Kokoro, about Adeline
- H.P. Lovecraft
♦ The Ocean/The Sea:
♦ The Street:
♦ The University:
She wears a black silk shift dress and black sandals, straps twining up bare calves, and mis-matched gloves, her right fingerless lace and the left full-fingered silk. Her jacket is navy leather, the back decorated with strange, white, abstract patterns - seaweed, fish, octopi - a bizarre heraldry of undersea.
How drowned in love, and weedily washed ashore
At the tide’s edge, I lie. These things and more . . .
Small chance, however, in a storm so black,
(Edna St. Vincent Millay)
Ann: You are interesting and kind. I am so glad you have Sinita.
Aramis: Who are you? That talk - a devastating depth of poetic recognition.
Arumi: ADVENTURER! Oh my god you're right. And you're inspiring beyond words.
Blair: Wonderful sea enthusiasm. I want to know more about your project.
Bobbi: Wise and grounded, you can make metal into dream.
Bodie: "CPR, man? really??!!" [ok, sorry, he's an NPC, but he's fucking hilarious. He makes the list!]
Cassie: you and Seraphine are WONDERFUL! I cannot wait to get to know you both better. Honestly it is pure fun and happiness to be around you both.
Cleo: an unusual midnight surf instructor.
Conn: One of the most stalwart, wonderful people I know. You're incredibly wise, and you cherish dear Wick.
De Gris: Diogenes’ Just Man. I want to discuss ethics some more.
Evie: I'll always be happy to give friendly advice about fetish gear and water-based lube options
Floyd: I am still amazed at what you did. The sheer gallantry! Incredible!
Hardy: Guardian. You carve like a dream, and give the most wonderful hugs.
Hayden: Such a kind person! And a great choice in jackets.
Hop: We disagree about seals, but you have a point!
Jazz: you make me laugh so much and you have the BEST cat. And best ice cream. A total fucking pal in times of challenge, and I appreciate you a lot.
Jolene: Beautiful, gracious and multi-talented. I love your interdisciplinary approach.
Kabin: Wonderful linguist and academic collaborator! And FANTASTIC hugs!
Kai: Relaxed and friendly. You love the sea with all your heart.
Kokoro: I have only met you a couple of times, but I really like you. You seem dangerous and barbed and funny -- and a GREAT companion in a playground. I'll take the slide!
Madeline: Incredibly beautiful and graceful and just altogether dizzying. Every time you talk to me I feel honored.
Mikael: Generous and gorgeous and I really want to get to know you better!
Myrtle: God you're glamorous. And your grandmother was a HOT SCREEN LEGEND!
Molly: Glittering data edifices -- and kindness. We must talk more!
Paige: Beautiful, but frankly kinda intimidating.
Phil: I never deserved you, darling. You're the best person I ever met. I'm so, so fucking sorry.
Rick: I respect you so much. I hate that I disappointed you. But I am a lot smarter and wilder than you realise, hon. I hope one day you can see me as not just a failure but an equal and a friend, just with a very different approach than yours.
Roger: You were a fabulous wingman :D
Sara Jane: You’re tough and charming. And obscure journals are my favorite journals.
Santino: Fascinating music and an interesting person!
Seraphine: Darling Seraphine, how do I describe how precious and kind you are! I love my time with you and Cassie so much sweetheart. Pure happiness and nourishing. I cherish these friendships!
Sin-Eater: Sin, you've been there for me in the darkest times. I don't know how to thank you. You bring light to all shadows.
Sumter: You're one of the most fantastic, wise people I have ever met. I value you.
Tabin: Charming, and loves boats! We should all go on a group scuba dive soon!
Thea: Please do tell me more about Greek poetry of the sea!
Typhanie: You've come through fire and are the most incredible person. And you've saved me from horror, twice. I love you dearly.
Valentina: What words can fit you, darling? Fire and recalcitrance and absolutely steadfast love and challenge. You make me feel I can grow. And I know you're right. The most important step is the next one.
Wick: Sunshine Twin. You understand me. I will value you always.
Delphine: Maenad bacchanalia, with a classical edge. Let’s tear up the world and make it a song.
Katie: Enchanting, so light of heart, with hints of such shadows overcome.