Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Charles M. Davis pose for a portrait at the Getty Image Portrait Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at Comic-Con International 2014.
She’s different now. She’s not the same person anymore.
Swan Meme: [2/10] Anything
I do this. And I think it is a life-time loner, comfortable, self-comforting thing, during instances of relative calm.
There’s something very primal / independent about someone doing this with their body — even diplomatic in a survival kind of way. I’ve noticed that when I do this in public, say at a coffee shop for example, or when I’m talking to someone in an regular-status social setting, it often has the effect of catching people’s attention, specifically with your non-aggressive self-power — it seems maybe to have the effect of causing them to realize they didn’t know they were off guard, and then at once putting everyone at ease (with YOU, with themselves, with the situation…i think this is very connected to code-reading).
It’s a kind of really powerful defensive stance/learned habit that has the effect of saying ‘i now demand to be comfortable in whatever environment I am in or may be quickly displaced to because it is something i have learned unconsciously to do through years of experience and I am strong, and confident, and powerful, and safe DAMNIT. - also hey hi, youre gonna feel grounded and safe and comfortable right now too so i don’t have to be on guard…and if you aren’t anyway i will ignore it until I at least think i am.’
It is an extremely physically protective/safe stance while at once being a comfortable one, and still potentially connective but grounded—it almost literally gives you your own physically contained sense of home in the vast sea of chaotic environment around you — It can serve the same coping purpose if you are at someones farm needing to socialize with a group of people, or perched on some grungy stone structure, entirely alone in a busy metropolis, to eat a sandwich.
- In short, this is a wanderer-waif stance/habit that is emotionally & intuitively driven. This is very realistic, quintessential “lost girl” body language. Its a thing. — And I applaud JMo’s craft/talent..
I just learned something about myself. I sit like this EVERYWHERE. I’m often asked why and never really knew. Thanks for that explanation!