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harry and ginny, aurors [x x x x]

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harry and ginny, aurors [x x x x]

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maximumoverbite:

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sharpestrose:

This is the least of the album’s issues but I am nevertheless so hung up on the fact that Hole’s Nobody’s Daughter uses the version on the right for its cover. Because you see, these two pictures of Marie Antoinette were painted by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, with the one in the white dress coming first.

Marie Antoinette liked to LARP. She had a whole LARP village set up where she could basically play at being a hobbit with her friends, with cute cottages and a mill and hobby farms, and they used to frolic around like rich dorks pretending they were rustic and putting on little plays and things.

So when it was time to get her portrait painted she was like hey, Louise Élisabeth, paint me in my rad LARP gear, even though it’s a chemise and therefore the 18th-century-equivalent of me posing in a tiny silk slip dress and no bra when I’m meant to be the most formal and regal and conservative lady in the land.

Predictably, nobody liked Marie’s super-edgy LARP selfie and she wound up having to get Louise Élisabeth to paint a second version where the rude bits had been photoshopped away and her painfully hipster rustic hat was gone. 

And it’s the “safe” version that everyone uses for everything! IT BUGS ME SO MUCH. Like, fuckin Courtney Love, of all people, used the boring constrained what-a-queen-should-be version instead of the one where Marie was flipping the bird at everyone and performing in a slip dress with her makeup all messy. WHY WON’T ANYONE LET MARIE’S DUMB LARP RUFFLES HAVE THEIR DAY. 

….this is the best history story I’ve ever read in my entire life.

Can we get a source?

here u go:

http://www.thefashionhistorian.com/2012/03/chemise-la-reine.html

Oh neat! I replied with the title of the book I’d gotten the info from, but a link is way more useful. Thank you. 

omg sorry to spam you i just get so pumped up about marie antoinette and uM THERE’S AN HOUR LONG LECTURE ON THE BOOK/SUBJECT GIVEN BY CAROLINE WEBER HERSELF HECK YEAH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp3BZ_uAl8Y&sns=em

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“"The set crew’s nickname for this show was "Captain Kirk, Space Queen.""”

- star trek wiki

A MOMENT OF SILENCE PLEASE

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africanfashion:

For those of you who criticize Janelle’s signature monochromatic look.
From her speech on “Black Girls Rock”:
“When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a proud janitor. My stepfather, who raised me like his very own, worked at the post office and my father was a trashman. They all wore uniforms and that’s why I stand here today, in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them.
This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a Cover Girl. I want to be clear, young girls, I didn’t have to change who I was to become a Cover Girl. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.
Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.” - Janelle Monáe

africanfashion:

For those of you who criticize Janelle’s signature monochromatic look.

From her speech on “Black Girls Rock”:

“When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a proud janitor. My stepfather, who raised me like his very own, worked at the post office and my father was a trashman. They all wore uniforms and that’s why I stand here today, in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them.

This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a Cover Girl. I want to be clear, young girls, I didn’t have to change who I was to become a Cover Girl. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.

Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.” - Janelle Monáe

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rifleisfine:

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failedsuicideclub:

Hero.

This isn’t even the whole story. They told him he couldn’t go because they had no way of getting him there. So he walked outside when they weren’t looking and took a fucking bus. The next time he was seen was on Sword Beach, with all his medals pinned to his chest.
brb, crying

The fucking Wehrmacht couldn’t stop him from hitting that beach the first time, what the fuck did the care home staff think they could do?

^^^ LAUGHING SO HARD AT THIS

101st-analborne:

rifleisfine:

sexecutive-outcums:

failedsuicideclub:

Hero.

This isn’t even the whole story. They told him he couldn’t go because they had no way of getting him there. So he walked outside when they weren’t looking and took a fucking bus. The next time he was seen was on Sword Beach, with all his medals pinned to his chest.

brb, crying

The fucking Wehrmacht couldn’t stop him from hitting that beach the first time, what the fuck did the care home staff think they could do?

^^^ LAUGHING SO HARD AT THIS

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wickedclothes:

Ursa Major Big Dipper Throw Pillow

Ursa Major, a constellation commonly referred to as the big dipper, got its nickname due to its resemblance of a ladle, or a dipper. This chalkboard-colored throw pillow features an image of the constellation, connected by thin lines to provide better visibility of its outline. Sold on Etsy.

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buckybuns:

Happy belated birthday, schwarzbrot! Based on your beautifully unmatched au and your outfit design for Steve.

buckybuns:

Happy belated birthday, schwarzbrot! Based on your beautifully unmatched au and your outfit design for Steve.

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blackwidov:

sometimes i forget that the marvel universe is actually fictional

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