Lipstick and Ligature

A collection of photos, writing and general internet discoveries that inspire and delight. Mainly based around writing, retro, rockabilly,rock and roll music, 19th century literature, sex positive activism, short fiction, kitsch, linguistics and both types of ligature. Potentially NSFW at times.
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Lana Turner on the set of Marriage Is A Private Affair. (1944)

This is what I want in a dress.


Lana Turner on the set of Marriage Is A Private Affair. (1944)

This is what I want in a dress.

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Hello, I don't usually write to anyone... But this time I can't just watch in silence... I've just found your stories on Literotica yesterday and I need to tell you: those are Fabulous! The way you write is so simple and full of realism and the atmosphere that comes out is gorgeous ! You can touch something in the brain like no one does. I'm sorry for my English and maybe you think I'm crazy but I really wanted to let you know that there's someone in the world that really loves your work.
lipstickandligature lipstickandligature Said:

Oh! Thank you! There’s actually more here on Tumblr than on Literotica. Your English is miiiiiles better than my Italian! How kind of you to offer the compliment! I’m touched. :) 

The glass roof on my Smart car has randomly and inexplicably shattered. WTF? Luckily, it appears my insurance will cover it.

I went to drive to work this morning and the glass roof had completely shattered and there was no sign of anything that could have hit it or fell onto it.

Possible theories as to how this happened include neighbourhood kids running over it, falling ( and apparently non existent) roof tiles/debris, feral cat dance parties and the possibility that my car has a poltergeist. 

At this stage, I’m cool to believe any of those. 

Why, yes; leggings are pants/trousers. They will be until someone comes up with a reasonably priced pair of trousers in varying lengths that fit both my generous backside and my much smaller waist. So there, that is why. Also, they are damn comfy. 


Some plaid loving.


Some plaid loving.



Oh just a bunch-o-babes.👭👯👭👯✨ #vlv17

I really, really want to go to VLV.




this is my kink where do I find this guy

fun fact: a few hours after posting this to my tumblr the guy sent me a message frantically demanding i take this down. he didn’t want to be famous on the internet, he said, and girls from tumblr were harassing him.

i refused.

a month later he sent me a message thanking me, and saying i got him laid.

There is a disobedient avocado out there for everyone, is what I’m getting from this post.

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The Bletchley Circle - Millie, Series 2

Rachel Stirling serving some Miranda Richardson realness

I want to be this cool.

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ugh i want to get really uncomfortably rich and then just. go around and anonymously donate huge amounts of money to people for things like HEY youre trying to move away from your abusive parents?? BAM 10 thousand mystery dollars oh whats that your dog needs surgery?? BAM paid for hey you cant afford to go to that con with your friends?? BAM better get your cosplay ready you fucking nerd

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JackPotMatt and Honey 

Rigging by Honey 



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Six new followers in 24 hours. I don’t know where you came from but thanks. :)

Asker johnnybee Asks:
Glad to have caused you to lose your composure. I enjoy getting a reaction. :-)
lipstickandligature lipstickandligature Said:

Yes! Who doesn’t enjoy that? :) It was very funny.


What most men on Fetlife think they’re like:


What most men on Fetlife are actually like:


I may have snort-coughed on my coffee at this. It was most unladylike. 

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I’m not sure where to file this picture.

Maybe under “submissive men who need a decorator”? Also, why the fudge is there a toilet roll in the bottom left corner? This is such confusing bollocks-cats-shabby-chic-bogroll porn. I don’t even know. Sometimes, I think porn producers put this shit together for a laugh. 

"How about we add in a literal pussy? You know it makes sense.”

Here’s this week’s story.Enjoy!

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