“You talked to one of my lieutenants. He has, over the years, played the role repeatedly and with great conviction. More often than not, he’s done so to protect my identity. Other times, it was because I suspected a potential client might.. struggle with my gender. As if men had a monopoly on murder.”
She was an exquisite painter.
paul spector → dark descent (the fall, bbc)
“Anna comes, the most famous woman in the world; Anna comes, the shining incarnation of chastity. In snow-white litter, just like the goddesses, Anna the Queen is here, the preservation of your future” -Nicholas Udall, In Praise of Queen Anne Boleyn, 1533
If you insist…
I caught the first episode of Elementary and didn’t like it. Admittedly, I was only paying half-attention and I was in a Sherlock mindset. I think they’re their own creatures and need to be treated individually.
She was an exquisite painter. She made her living restoring Renaissance paintings for art museums. She travelled extensively because of her work. She was…highly intelligent, optimistic about the human condition. Usually consider it a sign of stupidity but with Irene it seemed…almost convincing. She was, to me, The Woman. To me, she preclipsed and predominated the whole of her gender. The only one I ever—