Hello, My Beauties,
A Wind Daemon rolled through town on Sunday night and blew out our electricity. Aside from being chilly, Sunday night and Monday were both an unplugged delight. My honey, the pup, and I snuggled in the dark and told each other scary stories Sunday night. It was wonderful. Yesterday, I threw on three sweaters, two pairs of pajama pants, two pairs of socks, a scarf, and a hat, burrowed under a down comforter with the dog, and read all day.
What sucks about that? Nothing.
Now I’m back in the land of the electrified, so strap yourselves in, my beauties, I have thoughts to share.
The Mound of Gaia on Bellesa
“The Huntress,” the latest installment of my Mound of Gaia series on Bellesa.co is complete. I’m so excited about this addition to the mythology. Artemis joins Vera, Sam, and Evander in the hunt for retribution after the attack on Evander in “Drink Deep and Remember.” Hades and his sweet girl, Cerberus, make an appearance. There’s magical Shibari, romance, and a sweet threesome complete with one bossy observer.
Remember our fierce werewolf, Jo from “Blood Makes Noise?” A clue about Vera’s mother’s disappearance has surfaced and she’s called on Jo and her lover, Quinn, to check it out. They’re setting off on a quest to the Nine Tribes of the North where the Veil between life and death is at its most fragile. Along the way, there’s love to be made and an embattled queen to befriend.
You know? The usual.
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Thank the Great Goddess Gaia that I’ve finished the Ars Amatoria. It wasn’t even that long, but I struggled to read it as satire. All three sections reminded me of this internet skeezer who fancies himself a modern lothario. He tweeted a list of what women are okay to “breed” (think: thin, thoughtless, and smiling). And once he likened women with colorfully died hair to “poison dart tree frogs.”
I’ve never been prouder to dye my hair purple, then again, I’m a disgusting feminist and waaaaayyyy past my sell date according to this winner. I won’t name the troll, troglodyte’s like that thrive on attention, so let’s starve that gross jerk with silence.
Anyway, Ovid’s “advice” amounted to instructing men to lie a lot and women to be thin, thoughtless, and smiling. Oh, and let’s not forget instructions on how to hide things that might be a turn off to the guys when you’re fucking. Because goddess forbid a woman’s body show signs of a lived life.
“If your belly shows stretch-marks, then turn over
And offer your lover
A rear engagement, as the Parthian cavalry might.
Love has a thousand postures to delight:”
Excerpt From: Ovid, James Michie & David Malouf. “The Art of Love.” Apple Books.
You thought I was kidding, didn’t you?
Nope. Not Kidding.
In the absence of a TARDIS, I’m going to imagine that Ovid was ahead of his time, considered his contemporaries assholes, and made fun of them using a didactic poetic form. It makes me feel better about the world and spending hours down an internet rabbit hole reading academic treatises on whether
Ovid was kidding.
Did it turn me on? Big Nope. I rate “The Art of Love” (Ars Amatoria) a 0 on the Tingly-Nethers-O-Meter.
Sorry, Ovid. It may have been a thrill 2,000 years ago, but in 2019 it just made me scratch my head and worry over whether you were joking or not.
Now it’s on to “The Satyricon” (finally).
Be Well, Be Wonderful, and Above All, Be You.
The Mound of Gaia: Diana the Huntress, Giampietrino (Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli) (Italian, Milanese, active by ca. 1495–died 1553), date unknown, Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Richardson Gift, 1989, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, www.metmuseum.org.
EroticAdventure: Vulcan, Neptune, Athena and other Gods making Shackles to pull Jupiter from the Heavens, set within an elaborate frame, from ‘Loves, Rages and Jealousies of Juno by Giulio Bonasone (Italian, active Rome and Bologna, 1531–after 1576), 1531–76, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, www.metmuseum.org.