Pisces can become great liars over their lifetime. This sign often does not know what the truth is so they will make stories up or they will convince themselves what they are saying is true.
Bawdy illustrations from Jeanne de Montbaston
These amusing bas-de-page images come from a mid-14th century manuscript of the ‘Roman de la Rose’.
Image 1: A nun harvests disembodied penises from a phallus tree.
Images 2-4: A monk and a nun engaging in a taboo relationship.
Image 5: A monk hands a nun a large disembodied penis.
Image 6: A nun leads a monk is by a chain attached to his penis.
This risqué marginalia comes from a husband and wife team of Parisian artists, Richard and Jeanne de Montbaston, who copied and illuminated manuscripts. Jeanne operated independently after Richard’s death, the timing of which has lead some scholars to speculate that the whimsical illuminations in this particular manuscript were solely her creations. The images can be interpreted in a number of ways, possibly as a parody of spiritual love, a representation of the fear of dominating women and male impotence or purely as a humorous diversion.
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS. Fr. 25526, f. 106v.
I was at a beauty store earlier today to buy a new MAC Russian Red as I managed to break my old one (;_;) and they had this skin scanning thingie that would help you find the perfect foundation for your skin tone.
Out of 1600 products (or so they advertised), none of the ones that apparently matched my skin tone actually matched. I was just too pale, and all of the ones they tried just looked too yellow on me. Fuck that shit.
I actually ended up ordering a Missha BB Cream when I came home instead, as I’ve heard it works great with pale skin, so crossing my fingers!
And now for something more modern. This Fantastic Four storyline, “Wolf at the Door”, was the best FF story I’ve read in 30 years. The writer of this brief run is IMO the only guy who seems to understand the personalities of the FF characters anymore. The Reed Richards in this comic is the Reed I recognize, unlike the heartless manipulative prick that so many other current-gen writers seem to portray him as.