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doxiequeen1:

Still quite a bit left to do, but it’s really coming together! I like the colors in this dress so much more then my red and white version. I think it looks a lot less juvenile and way more magical. 

It’s made from organza and chiffon with a tulle overlay and $60 of fake flowers.

I have information about how I’m making it here! And a video about it here

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jaamatane:

So apparently Australian Olympic swimmers Eamon Sullivan and Andrew Lauterstein appeared in FreeES 12.

And guess what…

They both swim Free(style)

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oo-look-a-butterfly:

The Hetalia crew isn’t personifications of politics, cultures, or history. They are personifications of the unity of their people, of the fact that when it all comes down to it, we are mentally loyal to a certain place. This is why Prussia still lives, the Italies are separate, and Sealand exists at all.

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ccoastal:

hanars:

luckykrys:

thecreach:

luckykrys:

"Anne Bonny and Mary Read were pirates, as renowned for their ruthlessness as for their gender, and during their short careers challenged the sailors’ adage that a woman’s presence on shipboard invites bad luck."

Sculpture by Erik Christianson.

I’m not entirely sure that the statue really needed to have a tit out.

How dare women try to have nipples.

Actually I’ve seen this before and I can tell you— it’s because these women were bad ass pirates and when they killed someone they’d expose one or both breasts so that when their victim died, (s)he knew that they were killed by a woman.

ACTUALLY Anne Bonny purposely wore loose fitting clothes and displayed her breasts openly at all times during battle - mainly because men were distracted by them, and she took pleasure in killing said men while they were too busy staring at her breasts. Mary Read dressed mainly as a man (after posing as her deceased brother, Mark, for the entirety of her childhood) and both ladies cross-dressed from time to time, hopping between ships. They were known as the ‘fierce hell cats’ due to their ferocious tempers, and were key elements to Captain ‘Calico Jack’ Rackham’s crew - they were the only two known female pirates in the Golden Age of Caribbean piracy. IN FACT, when the ship was captured by the British Navy, Anne and Mary were the ONLY TWO pirates who fought while the males of the crew hid - they were all tried to be hung as pirates but Bonny and Read were both pregnant and were pardoned.

Calico Jack was a lover to Bonny, and as he was to be hung, Bonny’s final words to him were, “Had you fought like a man, you need not be hung like a dog.” Bonny and Read were possibly two of the most badass fucking pirates and they were FEMALE. The more you know. 

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mildlyautisticsuperdetectives:

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prokopetz:

nebcondist1:

prokopetz:

I’ve seen this image going around, and I feel compelled to point out that it’s only half-right. It’s true that high heels were originally a masculine fashion, but they weren’t originally worn by butchers - nor for any other utilitarian purpose, for that matter.

High heels were worn by men for exactly the same reason they’re worn by women today: to display one’s legs to best effect. Until quite recently, shapely, well-toned calves and thighs were regarded as an absolute prerequisite for male attractiveness. That’s why you see so many paintings of famous men framed to show off their legs - like this one of George Washington displaying his fantastic calves:

… or this one of Louis XIV of France rocking a fabulous pair of red platform heels (check out those thighs!):

… or even this one of Charles I of England showing off his high-heeled riding boots - note, again, the visual emphasis on his well-formed calves:

In summary: were high heels originally worn by men? Yes. Were they worn to keep blood off their feet? No at all - they were worn for the same reason they’re worn today: to look fabulous.

so then how did they become a solo feminine item of attire?

A variety of reasons. In France, for example, high heels fell out out of favour in the court of Napoleon due to their association with aristocratic decadence, while in England, the more conservative fashions of the Victorian era regarded it as indecent for a man to openly display his calves.

But then, fashions come and go. The real question is why heels never came back into fashion for men - and that can be laid squarely at the feet of institutionalised homophobia. Essentially, heels for men were never revived because, by the early 20th Century, sexually provocative attire for men had come to be associated with homosexuality; the resulting moral panic ushered in an era of drab, blocky, fully concealing menswear in which a well-turned calf simply had no place - a setback from which men’s fashion has yet to fully recover.

FASHION HISTORY IS HUMAN HISTORY OK

All of this is true, but I feel the need to point out that the wearing of high heeled shoes (after a fashion) dates back even farther than that, although not necessarily for reasons of fashion.

Greek actors wore large platform heeled shoes called “kothornos” (spelling differs in almost every resource you look at) in order to appear taller during theatre festivals, although this tradition only occurred in tragic plays, so it can pretty much be traced back to City Dionysia. Most actors performing in early productions at Rural Dionysia would have worn thin-soled sandals or no shoes at all). Because theatre was in it’s earliest stages at this point in history (only a few earlier recorded theatrical productions exist, such as the Abydos Passion Play), and because City Dionysia was first and foremost a religious festival, “acting technique” basically consisted of being seen and heard. In order to make their form larger on stage actors wore bulky costumes (a chiton covered in a hemateon), and large, exaggerated helmet-like masks. The high-heeled shoes added to their height, in order to make them more imposing. While it should be noted that Kothornos were really more of solid soled platform boots, they are still part of a style we consider most consistent with modern day women’s fashion, so I’m tossing them in the mix, as well).

tl;dr : high heels were originally created for men, because men were the actors of the time period.

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zodiaccity:

Zodiac Files: How To Seduce A Taurus.

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This Week in Night Vale

mondaysarchangel:

Tamika Flynn:

Maureen (all the time):

Cecil (and the carnival):

Cecil (and Carlos):

Carlos:

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Saints by the People in the Box (x)

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