Stephen Maturin, Patrick O’Brien
|—||Stephen Maturin, in The Commodore, by Patrick O’Brian|
The wonderful thing about stories is nobody ages, nobody really dies. You can always go back to the beginning and there everyone is, young and free and full of life. Stories give you friends you never have to say goodbye to because you can always turn the pages back and say that first hello all over again, no matter what.
'If I'd been the whiting,' said Alice, whose thoughts were still running on the song, 'I'd have said to the porpoise, “Keep back, please: we don't want you with us!”'
'They were obliged to have him with them,' the Mock Turtle said: 'no wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.'
|—||Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland|
‘Ten hours the first day,’ said the Mock Turtle: ‘nine the next, and so on.’
‘What a curious plan!’ exclaimed Alice.
‘That’s the reason they’re called lessons,’ the Gryphon remarked: ‘because they lessen from day to day.’
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
I always loved the Mock Turtle and Gryphon chapters of Alice in Wonderland most of all, mostly because they’re just terrible pun after terrible pun.
Hmm … Camille sounds off on being omnivorous despite eating a salad. Camille sounds off on liking animals despite having a cat. Camille sounds off on loving the Harry Potter series despite currently reading "The Order of the Phoenix".
Being married to a man falls perfectly under the purview of things that a bisexual man might do, so why are we framing this as if Alan Cumming is doing something radical or as if bisexual men never get married or as if people in same-sex relationships are exclusively gay or lesbian?