Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by the early British pioneer of film Claude Frisse-Greene
this is the most beautiful thing i’ve ever seen in my whole life
Biscuit work day!
Blouse - DearS
Skirt and OTK - ETC
Shoes - MILK
Accessories - Angelic pretty
Burn victims, Mencit Ward, Harris Debby Hospital, 1998.
DIY Easy Scarf Kimono Inspired Jacket Tutorial from Plan B Anna Evers here. You can use one or two scarves and a sewing machine is not required.
DIY Handwritten Plates
For this project, you will need:
-Porcelaine paint fine tip marker (can be found at most craft stores)
-white charger plate
-wedding vows or first dance song lyrics
1. Lay a strip of painters tape near the top of your charger plate to make a straight line for penning your vows.
2. Press firmly on the tape to make sure it’s securely in place.
3. With your porcelain paint marker begin to pen the first line of vows onto your charger plate. If you make a mistake you can wipe with a damp cloth or scrape off with your fingernail. Just be sure to do it right away!
4. Move the tape down the plate to keep your lines straight and continue penning your vows until you reach the bottom of your plate.
5. To ensure your charger plate is dishwasher safe let it sit for 24 hours and then bake it according to the directions on the marker packaging.
And then there’s the representation of aromanticism in fiction. Oh, oh wait. No, there isn’t. There’s sexual aromanticism which is often misogynist (guy players are cool! girl players are hoors who need a man to settle her down!). Asexual aromanticism, however? That’s what you pull out when all your inhumanising methods have failed. The most normal thing in media is wanting a romantic relationship. If someone doesn’t want a romantic relationship (and if they’re not just waiting for the right man~~) they are probably going to commit genocide.
On the flip-side: romanticism is often used to humanise and/or reward a character. It’s lazy and it’s cheap, but it works. Robots want to be human? The thing they want the very most is a romantic relationship. Ex-villain is being rehabilitated and redeeming themself? They’re gonna start dating. Previously creepy/whacky side character starts being more important? Get them a significant other stat. Saved the world? Get a prospective girl/boyfriend. Realised they don’t need someone to be happy? Suddenly: someone to make them happy.
(This is why so many aces have a difficult adolescence. We know we’re different, but so often we don’t have the words for it, and no one understands when we try to explain. And then we finally recognise ourselves in a character on TV and… and they’re a serial killer or an alien, and a lot of people go “well no, they’re actually probably totes gay”. Media told me that — just because I didn’t feel like dating or having sex — I didn’t have the right to consider myself human. I am still — more than ten years on — dealing with the venomous headspace that created.)
Awesome stuff by pippin.. It’s titled asexuality in fiction, but there is a really cool section on aromantics too!
In fairness, I’ve always had the sneaking suspicion that I am, in fact, alien.
And then we finally recognise ourselves in a character on TV and… and they’re a serial killer or an alien, and a lot of people go “well no, they’re actually probably totes gay”. Media told me that — just because I didn’t feel like dating or having sex — I didn’t have the right to consider myself human. I am still — more than ten years on — dealing with the venomous headspace that created.
This, this so many times over. I can’t remember who said it, but there’s that line about how if you want to deny someone’s humanity, you deny them a reflection, and growing up without one — almost more so than growing up without words to articulate your desires or your relationships — is a painful, poisonous, scarring thing to have to do.
Probably reblogged this before, but…