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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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One of our first amusements as children (if we have any imagination at all) is to get out of our own characters, and to try the characters of other personages as a change—to be fairies, to be queens, to be anything, in short, but what we really are.

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
LadyRose
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2012 3:48:24 AM
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Somehow, this is what I am still doing when reading ....
jcbarros
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2012 10:22:06 AM

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Transvestite? ;)
KAMRAMNA
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2012 11:01:22 AM
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Well JC I'm not sure if Wilkie had Trany in mind ... queen or fairy, most definitely!
floyd
Posted: Saturday, April 7, 2012 1:17:41 PM
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Collins is cool. If you haven't read The Moonstone, give it a try. It was apparently the first detective story, and it's a good read.

And don't be too hard on the guy for his Victorian language. If the fairies and queens make you sexually uneasy, toss them out, and see if the rest doesn't ring true:

"One of our first amusements as children (if we have any imagination at all) is to get out of our own characters, and to try the characters of other personages as a change . . . to be anything, in short, but what we really are."

I agree with you, LadyRose. Applause I love to try other characters as I read. It's a great way to learn.

Peace and love,

floyd
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