Imagine a clan of feminist Gothic Woodland elves living in a medieval castle in an enchanted forest. Their forest occasionally gets invaded by fandoms from Young Adult and historical fiction/medieval fantasy novels (and their corresponding film adaptations). That's basically what happens here.
THESEAREAFEWOFMYFAVOURITETHINGS (in alphabetical order):
antiques (that I cannot afford), (traditional) archery, ASoIaF, BRAVE, books, castles, corsets, forests, fountain pens, grammar, Harry Potter, hedgehogs, punctuation, quills, sacrificing virgins to the dark lord, Shadowhunters, sniffing old books, stars, stationery, Steampunk, tea, tin whistles, (the smell of) toast, YA novels
Slytherin | House Martell | District 13 | Dauntless
No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible’.
Benedict Cumberbatch (via teedotally)
Did you get that from a book?
u think i am walking around the house with a blanket around my shoulders because i cold but in actuality it is my cloak and i am on an adventure
the fridge: there and back again
The microwave: the desolation of left overs
"I love women," is not a get out of jail free card. Thicke pulled the same bullshit when he was accused of degrading women in "Blurred Lines": "When we made the song, we had nothing but the most respect for women," he said. How nice of you to say so, Mr. Thicke. Alas, your work shows the opposite to be true. I am fairly certain many of the men who buy sex and consume porn also think they do it because they really, really, love women. NOPE. You love women like I love wine — as something I consume selfishly for my personal benefit and as a product.
Meghan Murphy (No, “female-appreciation” is not the same thing as feminism)
Full article here
Forêt de Brocéliande - Brittany, France
*Arthurian Legend’s mythical forest*
Photo : CRT Bretagne - BERTHIER Emmanuel
This is my favorite cover of The Rains of Castamere—- ever.
this is fabulous.
Reblog if you support Maggie Smith becoming immortal.
#can i just say how much i appreciate Pixar for not making the witch an evil person? #she’s a witch. she’s not evil. #they actually showed a pretty accurate representation of how witches truly are not terrible people and it’s just their lifestyle. #i really really really loved that fact
Also, anyone notice the Pizza Planet truck in the second gif?