A cinnebar rock

RED

A cinnebar rock

Let me tell you about the colour red. Let me bury you in its endless associations.


Let me hide your secret for you, let me distract them. 


Don’t let them find it. Don’t let them catch a glimpse.

A flashing "red alert" gif
A matador with a red flag alongside a bull
A matador with a red flag, waving it in front of a bull
A pair of long slender legs with red high heals on
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels book cover
The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson book cover
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant book cover. A woman is wrapped in swathes of red fabric against a backdrop of mountains and sky.
A close up of a little red cochineal bug. It is round with fine hairs growing all over it.
A book page with illustrations of the cochineal bug at different stages of life, and another illustration of someone harvesting the bugs from a cactus into a shallow dish.
A pile of dead chochineal bugs, faded in colour to a dull grey brown with only flecks of red
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A text-edit box that reads: "Satan: You’ve never had any real reason to be afraid of the guy. As far as villains go you’ve got to respect the OG, but he’s just not that interesting. The thing is though, the thing is, he wasn’t really made into a big deal until the middle ages. That’s a solid millennia AND A HALF of satan being seen as a more general force of evil, a trickster, comic relief. Part of the reason he was never taken seriously was because it fucked with the omnipotence of God. If someone or something could undermine God then was He really all-powerful? But then enter the witch burnings and demonic possession (aka male paranoia and violence at the prospect of women knowing things) and Christianity chalks it up to Satan.  Honestly, don’t even get me started on the witch burnings."
A frantic medley of associations. Trump's face is superimposed on a tomato, a map of the USA is broken up into blue and red, Zoya the Destroyer pops in from the side, Al Gore sheds tears as a 'Make America Great Again' hat lowers onto his head, President Bush stands smugly next to him.
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Aboriginal flag

Anarchism

Anger

Apples

Australian Labor Party

Blood

Blood moon

Brake lights

Bricks

Brides

Bullfighting

Cancer

Cherry

China

Cinnabar

Cochineal

Communism

Cranberries

Divinity

Eczema

Empty tank alert

English Breakfast Tea

Expense (in the red)

Fire

Flash, The

French Revolution

Gmail

Heat

Incredibles, The

Infrared

"I See Red"

Ketchup

Lava

Little Red Riding Hood

Louis XIV

Low battery

MAGA hats

Marking Pen

Mars

McDonald's

Meat

Mercury

Paw Paw tub

Poppy flower

Red Alert

Red Bull

Red Carpet

Red Earth

Red Flag

Red Frogs

Red Handed

Red House, The

Red Panda

Red Parts, The, by Maggie Nelson

Red Pill, The

Red Scare

Red Tent, The

Red Vines

Red Wine

Red-40 food dye

Redwood trees

Republicans

Roman Catholic Church

Rothko

Rubies

Ruby Slippers

Santa

Satan

Scarlet Letter

Schindler’s List

Seeing “red”

Shining, The

Soviet Union

Stop Light

Stop Sign

Strawberries

Sun

Sunset

Survival

Taylor Swift

Thermometer

Tobasco

Tomatos

Uluru

Unionism

Warning sign

Winning

An illustration from Little Red Riding hood, showing her mother sending her on her way with a hamper for her grandmother
An illustration from Little Red Riding hood, showing Little Red stopping in a field to play
An illustration from Little Red Riding hood, showing Little Red meeting the wolf in the woods
An illustration from Little Red Riding hood, showing Little Red knocking on her grandmother's door
Red wine being poured into a wine glass
Red Tamagotchi
A length of red fabric
Tubes and a tub of Lucas Papaw Ointment
A collage: Eve hands Adam the poisoned apple from Snow White in the garden of Eden but Eve has someone else's face. Snow white pokes in from a corner, and Edward and Bella from Twiligh poke in from another. A big red Apple computer symbol sits above everything.
A painting of Jesus and Mary, both wearing red dress shirts. Jesus has a stigmata mark on his hand
A ruby
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Lucas Papaw Ointment
Give me rubies baby
Flashing red alert gif
Flashing red alert gif
Flashing red alert gif
Flashing red alert gif
Flashing red alert gif
Flashing red alert gif
A piece of red fabric suspended in the air
A piece of red fabric suspended in the air
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