Marina - James Baxter
The Victoria & Albert Museum
What’s a “half-mourning” dress? Mourning in the front, party in the back?
Half-Mourning was the third stage of mourning for a widow. She would be expected to mourn her husband for at least two years, the stages being Full Mourning, Second Mourning and Half-Mourning. The different stages regulated what they would be wearing, with Full Mourning being all black and with no ornamentation, including the wodow’s veil, and the stages after that introducing some jewellery and modest ornamentation. When in Half-Mourning you would gradually include fabrics in other colors and sort of ease your way out of mourning.
Wow, I am happy you made that joke so I could interpert it as a serious question and have an excuse to ramble on about clothing customs of the past, I am a historical fashion nerd.
That’s very informative, but I’m going to stick with my original head canon:
I love both the informed fashion history and the hilariously off-the-wall halves of this post.
The sexy version is not that big a flight of fancy as you may imagine. Victorian and Edwardian erotica, romance fiction, and even comics were flush with the idealized sexy widow. She stayed in line with virtues of the perfect Edwardian woman, modest, maternal, devoted wife, and virgin till marriage BUT she had the forbidden sexuality of having already laid with a man and had an air of experience about her as well as usually having far more cash and property then her virgin first wife counterpart. The widow’s weeds themselves took on an almost fetish-like following that we associate with say, retro nurses uniforms. Full mourning required that women be left alone, unspoken too and untouched by everyone except for those closest to her, making her a forbidden fruit. Women at the time worried about their white petticoats poking out of dresses so for the first time in western history black underwear came into fashion first for widows and slowly they became a bit of an erotic novelty (that we still see a major influence of today). Half mourning was just as exciting because not only were women wearing purples, navy, wine, and greys as well as jewelry, but they were once again members of society while still not being remarried. Men at the theater would gawk and stare and single woman, so close to being someone who would be a wife again so soon. This time period also gave us one of underwear’s sexiest novelties, the merry widow corset, which is still bought today.
Prince Aladdin and Princess Jasmine cosplay by LeleDraw
This is my favourite Disney character and I love his story.
I like to enrich my Disney cosplay and to put a personal touch in what I do.
Hope you like it ^^
so in LOTR’s appendices it says that legolas eventually builds a boat and takes gimli across the seas and into the west, the gray havens. you know, the place arwen isn’t allowed to go because she’s in love with a human dude bUT LEGOLAS (AKA ‘YOU LITTLE SHIT’) JUST SAYS “FUCK IT” AND SNEAKS GIMLI INTO THE GODDAMN UNDYING LANDS LIKE CONTRABAND TWIZZLERS INTO A MOVIE THEATER
best literary analysis ever
who made up the rules, anyway? Can they smell the love of human on her? I mean, I guess she’s mortal now, because elves can sacrifice their immortality? Elves are weird…
this is so real
People will stare. Make it worth their while → Alexander McQueen | Pre-Fall ‘10-‘11
A Black Hole Doesn’t Die — It Does Something A Lot Weirder
Black holes are basically “game over, man,” for anything that gets too close to them, but they aren’t invincible. In fact, they’re always in the process of self-destructing. We’ll look at how they fizzle out, and see if we can help them do it faster.
The Event Horizon
Realistically speaking, you are dead as soon as you get anywhere near a black hole. You’ll be snapped like a rubber band by the differences in the gravitational pull on your top and bottom half, or you’ll be fried by radiation (more on that later). No one in the foreseeable future (even if we try to foresee multiple millennia into the future) will get close to a black hole. Pass the event horizon, however, and you don’t even have an unforeseeable future. Once material gets beyond the event horizon, it’s being pulled into the black hole with such force that it doesn’t escape. Not even light gets out. Once something has gone beyond the event horizon, it no longer really “counts” as part of the universe anymore.