I don’t like how tumblr thinks ‘Victorian’ is synonymous with:
- Any time period prior to the 20th century (No. It’s 1837-1901)
- Top hats
- Lacy things
- Grainy black and white webcam pictures of one wearing said lacy thing.
- A time when people were afraid of vampires and zombies and so that’s why they put mortsafes over graves NO.
- MARIE ANTOINETTE
- CLOCK GEARS AND GOGGLES.
And let me also take a moment to plug this considerably more articulate and interesting post I wrote last year, as well.
“Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, “What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?” Instead they demand: “How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?” Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince