soft-boiled essays

I’ve been into softer looking styles. Putting the images I like together, I think about someone who is the opposite of Phillip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s hard boiled detective.

 

“He is the hero,” Chandler wrote. “He is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor.” So, of course, I think, “What would this man be like if her were a woman?”

I think she would be muted, foreign, conserved, and scientific. Phillip Marlowe feels like an Aquarius to me – he does his work for people but doesn’t really like to be around them. A feminine Aquarius then? She’s rarely femme.

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Isn’t glossy eyeshadow cool? I feel like she would definitely have clear, glossy eyes.

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My friend braided my hair and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. It’s just hard to braid your own hair tight!

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And then, her clothes would be hard lines but soft colors and textures.

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