-Takarazuka (the OG Mizu Natsuki especially) and musicals
-Gothic, Lolita, and various more unsual styles of clothing and jewellery
-Staring at beautiful people of all races, sizes and genders
-Fantasy, horror, historical fiction and the odd bit of Sci-Fi
I finally got hold of a copy of the Vesta Tilley book I was lent during uni by a lecturer for my Tipping the Velvet essay, and it has a massive inscription on the front declaring it part of “feminist book fortnight ‘89”.
I’m so torn; I hate inscriptions in my second hand books because then don’t feel like the book is really mine, but hell if that isn’t the most awesome dedication I’ve read in my second hand book adventures.
In recent years, biologists have recognized that birds engage in play. Juvenile Common Ravens are among the most playful of bird species. They have been observed to slide down snowbanks, apparently purely for fun. They even engage in games with other species, such as playing catch-me-if-you-can with wolves, otters and dogs. Common Ravens are known for spectacular aerobatic displays, such as flying in loops or interlocking talons with each other in flight.
They are also one of only a few wild animals who make their own toys. They have been observed breaking off twigs to play with socially.