Favourite Screen Costumes || Rose’s blue day dress (Titanic 1997)
Costumes by: Deborah Lynn Scott
Favourite Screen Costumes || Rose’s Southampton outfit (Titanic 1997)
Costumes by: Deborah Lynn Scott
Rebecca Ferguson as Princess Ergenia in Hercules
Are you not afraid to dance with me?
the Sorting-Hat ‘The White Queen’ edition (request by anon)
Gryffindor - Elizabeth of York // The Gryffindor house emphasises the traits of courage as well as daring, nerve, fiery and its members are regarded as brave —sometimes to the point of recklessness. They can also be short-tempered, with no regard for rules and a desire for glory.
Hufflepuff - Jasper Tudor // The members of this house are known to be friendly, loyal, honest and rather impartial. Hufflepuffs are not as competitive as the others, or are more modest about their accomplishments or talents, valuing hard work, patience, loyalty, and family.
Slytherin - Henry Tudor and Margaret Beaufort // Slytherins tend to be ambitious, shrewd, cunning, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented with highly developed senses of self-preservation. This means that they tend to hesitate before acting, so as to weigh all possible outcomes before deciding exactly what should be done.
Freya Mavor on Sunshine On Leith Trailer (x)
get to know me meme: [3/-] favourite historical couples
ELIZABETH WOODVILLE & KING EDWARD IV
Upon hearing that the young king was hunting in the neighbourhood of her mother’s dower castle at Grafton, Elizabeth waited for him beneath a noble tree known in the traditions of Northamptonshire, as “the queen’s oak,” hold a fatherless boy in either hand; and when Edward, who must have been well acquainted with her previously at the English court, paused to listen to her, she threw herself at his feet, and pleaded for the restoration of her children’s lands. Her downcast looks and mournful beauty not only gained her suit, but the heart of the conqueror.
Edward was unwilling to make her his queen, but she left him to settle the question; knowing that he had betrayed others, her affections still clave to the memory of the husband of her youth. Her indifference increased the love of the young king. The struggle ended in his offering her marriage, which took place May 1, 1464. It was on Michaelmas day, 1464, that Edward IV finally declared to Elizabeth to be his wedded wife, at Reading palace.
Isn’t it time to acknowledge the ugly side? I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids.
Let me be clear: Unarmed college hopefuls don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids heading to work or trade school don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids floundering aimlessly through life don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids who have been in trouble—even those who have been nothing but trouble—don’t deserve to be shot.
The act of pinning the tragedy of a dead black teen to his potential future success, to his respectability, to his “good”-ness, is done with all the best intentions. But if you read between the lines, aren’t we really saying that had he not been on his way to college, there’d be less to mourn?
That’s dead wrong.
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