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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 04:01am on 06/05/2017
This seems to be a theme at the moment, so here's H. Rider Haggard, "Dawn", 1884:

"But his glance did not stop at the raven, for a yard or two beyond it he caught sight of a white skirt, and his eyes, travelling upwards, saw first a rounded waist, and then a bust and pair of shoulders such as few women can boast, and at last, another pair of eyes; and he then and there fell utterly and irretrievably in love."

All else aside, is her face just an otherwise featureless mask, or do her eyes protrude on stalks from her neck-stump? That would put me off falling utterly and irretrievably in love at first sight.

(Also, I had to read it twice to realise it's "another pair of eyes" in addition to his well-travelled ones, not in addition to a spare pair she keeps on her shoulders or something, but I think that's just me.)
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posted by [personal profile] aldabra at 07:56am on 06/05/2017
I assumed the raven had eyes.
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posted by [personal profile] venta at 12:01pm on 07/05/2017
That would put me off falling utterly and irretrievably in love at first sight.

You're so judgemental!
damerell: (dating)
posted by [personal profile] damerell at 05:45pm on 08/05/2017
I guess I just haven't met the right girl with no face.
dancefloorlandmine: Me pointing at camera (Kitchener)
posted by [personal profile] dancefloorlandmine at 04:59pm on 09/05/2017
Possibly the case?
dancefloorlandmine: Photo of shelves of CDs (Music)
posted by [personal profile] dancefloorlandmine at 04:59pm on 09/05/2017
Time for a Billy Idol song reference?
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posted by [personal profile] venta at 09:19am on 10/05/2017
I'm not sure it is a nice day for a white wedding. Weren't you listening? He said he hadn't fallen in love with eye-stalk woman.

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