Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers recreate a pose from Swing Time (1936), in the 1980’s.

Hey guys, remember that

  • Tucker knew Church was an AI before he did
  • Tucker could tell after listening in for ten minutes that Grif and Simmons were secretly married
  • Tucker was the one who found the kickass super alien sword and learned how to use it
  • Tucker killed Wyoming in Season 5
  • Tucker and his alien progeny became ambassadors for human/alien relations and science
  • Tucker fought off “CT” and the goons of (what turned out to be) Charon Industries for weeks in the middle of the desert with no backup
  • Tucker called out Epsilon!Church for obsessively following Texas down through multiple layers of existence, booting him in the ass to break the destructive cycle and stop being a creepy robot stalker as well
  • Tucker was the one who (we can assume) thought to put Wash in Church’s old armor to hide him, realizing that despite the fucked up things he’d done Washington had been used in horrible ways by PFL and the UNSC and gave him another chance
  • Tucker calling out Epsilon!Church (again) after he and Carolina left them
  • Tucker standing up for Washington to Epsilon!Church
  • Tucker learning from his mistakes
  • Tucker apologizing to Epsilon!Church while at the same time sticking up for himself/not falling back to their old “lets be assholes to each other instead of talking about anything” routine
  • Tucker being inspired by Washington, Carolina, and Kimball to work at being a great leader
  • Tucker putting together the plan that put his life on the line to reveal Felix and Locus is literally just the most recent in a long line of rad-as-fuck things he’s done as a character
  • Tucker not being a one note character and showing the most growth out of any of the Blood Gulch Crew

What Queen Shaera Targaryen would have worn, Hamda al Fahim

Originally betrothed to Luthor Tyrell by her mother, Queen Betha, Shaera married her brother Jaehaerys, heir to the Iron Throne. From a young age, Jaehaerys had been of a more traditional frame of mind, he was in love with his sister, Princess Shaera. Shaera, who in turn, desired him. King Aegon V and Queen Betha noticed this and did not want to encorage more incest within the royal family, they did everything they could to separate the two siblings, yet this only served to inflame their passion. Despite both being betrothed to others one night the two of them eluded their guards, and were secretly married. By the time the marriage became known to King Aegon V and Queen Betha, Jaehaerys and Shaera had already consumated the marriage, forcing King Aegon V to accept it.

Zerrie Narratives

Soooo, in the past two weeks the Zayn sex tape story fizzled and the Zerrie secretly married story fizzled. These were both clearly meant to stir up interest in Little Mix’s upcoming video and single. Who is crushing these Zerrie stories before they can catch on? I want to send them flowers…and maybe a love note. Maybe a nude selfie if they’re interested. Bless you.

anonymous asked:

It was the other way around when eren and armin meet. Armin thought Eren was a girl and he had a crush, when they took they first bath he didn't mind Eren being a boy they were already in love, and when they graduated they got secretly married <3

What is happening here?

Pictured here is the unfortunate case of Ms. Morgan Abarca, a Spanish witch born in 1756. Abarca, the daughter of Count Wilhelm Abarca, was raised in a sea-side home, where she was often visited by her father’s friends.

After schooling at Beauxbatons, Ms. Abarca’s list of suitors doubled, and nearly every evening, three or four pureblood men came to see her. In the end, Abarca did not choose any of her suitors, but instead Ms. Dulce Puga. They married secretly on August 14th, 1774, though were ultimately discovered by Abarca’s father. 

In a rage, he killed Puga, reducing her to nothing but tar, and intended to transfigure his daughter into a dove and capture her in a cage–but his spell went wrong, and his daughter’s face twisted and squawked, and her skin turned a sleek, shiny black. In a matter of seconds she was part woman, part raven, a pair of wings ripping through her dress.

Ms. F. Braithwaite, 22st of September, 2014.

"The story of Dolores Jane Umbridge" by J.K. Rowling

Dolores Jane Umbridge was the eldest child and only daughter of Orford Umbridge, a wizard, and Ellen Cracknell, a Muggle, who also had a Squib son. Dolores’ parents were unhappily married, and Dolores secretly despised both of them: Orford for his lack of ambition (he had never been promoted, and worked in the Department of Magical Maintenance at the Ministry of Magic), and her mother, Ellen, for her flightiness, untidiness, and Muggle lineage. Both Orford and his daughter blamed Ellen for Dolores’s brother’s lack of magical ability, with the result that when Dolores was fifteen, the family split down the middle, Orford and Dolores remaining together, and Ellen vanishing back into the Muggle world with her son. Dolores never saw her mother or brother again, never spoke of either of them, and henceforth pretended to all she met that she was a pure-blood.

An accomplished witch, Dolores joined the Ministry of Magic directly after she left Hogwarts, taking a job as a lowly intern in the Improper Use of Magic Office. Even at seventeen, Dolores was judgemental, prejudiced and sadistic, although her conscientious attitude, her saccharine manner towards her superiors, and the ruthlessness and stealth with which she took credit for other people’s work soon gained her advancement. Before she was thirty, Dolores had been promoted to Head of the office, and it was but a short step from there to ever more senior positions in the management of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. By this time, she had persuaded her father to take early retirement, and by making him a small financial allowance, she ensured that he dropped quietly out of sight. Whenever she was asked (usually by workmates who did not like her) ‘are you related to that Umbridge who used to mop the floors here?’ she would smile her sweetest, laugh, and deny any connection whatsoever, claiming that her deceased father had been a distinguished member of the Wizengamot. Nasty things tended to happen to people who asked about Orford, or anything that Dolores did not like talking about, and people who wanted to remain on her good side pretended to believe her version of her ancestry.

In spite of her best efforts to secure the affections of one of her superiors (she never cared particularly which of them it was, but knew that her own status and security would be advanced with a powerful husband), Dolores never succeeded in marrying. While they valued her hard work and ambition, those who got to know her best found it difficult to like her very much. After a glass of sweet sherry, Dolores was always prone to spout very uncharitable views, and even those who were anti-Muggle found themselves shocked by some of Dolores’s suggestions, behind closed doors, of the treatment that the non-magical community deserved.

As she grew older and harder, and rose higher within the Ministry, Dolores’s taste in little girlish accessories grew more and more pronounced; her office became a place of frills and furbelows, and she liked anything decorated with kittens (though found the real thing inconveniently messy). As the Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge became increasingly anxious and paranoid that Albus Dumbledore had ambitions to supersede him, Dolores managed to claw her way to the very heart of power, by stoking both Fudge’s vanity and his fears, and presenting herself as one of the few he could trust.

Dolores’s appointment as Inquisitor at Hogwarts gave full scope, for the first time in her life, for her prejudices and her cruelty. She had not enjoyed her time at school, where she had been overlooked for all positions of responsibility, and she relished the chance to return and wield power over those who had not (as she saw it) given her her due.

Dolores has what amounts to a phobia of beings that are not quite, or wholly, human. Her distaste for the half-giant Hagrid, and her terror of centaurs, reveal a terror of the unknown and the wild. She is an immensely controlling person, and all who challenge her authority and world-view must, in her opinion, be punished. She actively enjoys subjugating and humiliating others, and except in their declared allegiances, there is little to choose between her and Bellatrix Lestrange.

Dolores’s time at Hogwarts ended disastrously, because she overreached the remit Fudge had given her, stepping outside the bounds of her own authority, carried away with a fanatical sense of self-purpose. Shaken but unrepentant after a catastrophic end to her Hogwarts career, she returned to a Ministry, which had been plunged into turmoil due to the return of Lord Voldemort.

In the change of regimes that followed Fudge’s forced resignation, Dolores was able to slip back into her former position at the Ministry. The new Minister, Rufus Scrimgeour, had more immediate problems pressing in on him than Dolores Umbridge. Scrimgeour was later punished for this oversight, because the fact that the Ministry had never punished Dolores for her many abuses of power seemed to Harry Potter to reveal both its complacency and its carelessness. Harry considered Dolores’s continuing employment, and the lack of any repercussions for her behaviour at Hogwarts, a sign of the Ministry’s essential corruption, and refused to cooperate with the new Minister because of it (Dolores is the only person, other than Lord Voldemort, to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry, having forced him to cut the words 'I must not tell lies’ on the back of his own hand during detention).

Dolores was soon enjoying life at the Ministry more than ever. When the Ministry was taken over by the puppet Minister Pius Thicknesse, and infiltrated by the Dark Lord’s followers, Dolores was in her true element at last. Correctly judged, by senior Death Eaters, to have much more in common with them than she ever had with Albus Dumbledore, she not only retained her post but was given extra authority, becoming Head of the Muggle-born Registration Commission, which was in effect a kangaroo court that imprisoned all Muggle-borns on the basis that they had ‘stolen’ their wands and their magic.

It was as she sat in judgement of another innocent woman that Harry Potter finally attacked Dolores in the very heart of the Ministry, and stole from her the Horcrux she had unwittingly been wearing.

With the fall of Lord Voldemort, Dolores Umbridge was put on trial for her enthusiastic co-operation with his regime, and convicted of the torture, imprisonment and deaths of several people (some of the innocent Muggle-borns she sentenced to Azkaban did not survive their ordeal).

Birthday: 26th August

Wand: Birch and dragon heartstring, eight inches long

Hogwarts house: Slytherin

Special abilities: Her punishment quill is of her own invention

Parentage: Muggle mother, wizard father

Family: Unmarried, no children

Hobbies: Collecting the 'Frolicsome Feline’ ornamental plate range, adding flounces to fabric and frills to stationary objects, inventing instruments of torture

J.K. Rowling’s thoughts on Dolores Jane Umbridge

Once, long ago, I took instruction in a certain skill or subject (I am being vague as vague can be, for reasons that are about to become obvious), and in doing so, came into contact with a teacher or instructor whom I disliked intensely on sight.

The woman in question returned my antipathy with interest. Why we took against each other so instantly, heartily and (on my side, at least) irrationally, I honestly cannot say. What sticks in my mind is her pronounced taste for twee accessories. I particularly recall a tiny little plastic bow slide, pale lemon in colour that she wore in her short curly hair. I used to stare at that little slide, which would have been appropriate to a girl of three, as though it was some kind of repellent physical growth. She was quite a stocky woman, and not in the first flush of youth, and her tendency to wear frills where (I felt) frills had no business to be, and to carry undersized handbags, again as though they had been borrowed from a child’s dressing-up box, jarred, I felt, with a personality that I found the reverse of sweet, innocent and ingenuous.

I am always a little wary when talking about these kinds of sources of inspiration, because it is infuriating to hear yourself misinterpreted in ways that can cause other people a great deal of hurt. This woman was NOT 'the real Dolores Umbridge’. She did not look like a toad, she was never sadistic or vicious to me or anyone else, and I never heard her express a single view in common with Umbridge (indeed, I never knew her well enough to know much about her views or preferences, which makes my dislike of her even less justifiable). However, it is true to say that I borrowed from her, then grossly exaggerated, a taste for the sickly sweet and girlish in dress, and it was that tiny little pale lemon plastic bow that I was remembering when I perched the fly-like ornament on Dolores Umbridge’s head.

I have noticed more than once in life that a taste for the ineffably twee can go hand-in-hand with a distinctly uncharitable outlook on the world. I once shared an office with a woman who had covered the wall space behind her desk with pictures of fluffy kitties; she was the most bigoted, spiteful champion of the death penalty with whom it has ever been my misfortune to share a kettle. A love of all things saccharine often seems present where there is a lack of real warmth or charity.

So Dolores, who is one of the characters for whom I feel purest dislike, became an amalgam of traits taken from these, and a variety of sources. Her desire to control, to punish and to inflict pain, all in the name of law and order, are, I think, every bit as reprehensible as Lord Voldemort’s unvarnished espousal of evil.

Umbridge’s names were carefully chosen. 'Dolores’ means sorrow, something she undoubtedly inflicts on all around her. 'Umbridge’ is a play on 'umbrage’ from the British expression 'to take umbrage’, meaning offence. Dolores is offended by any challenge to her limited world-view; I felt her surname conveyed the pettiness and rigidity of her character. It is harder to explain 'Jane’; it simply felt rather smug and neat between her other two names.

Women of House Targaryen

Queen Shaera Targaryen was the eldest daughter of King Aegon V Targaryen and Queen Betha Blackwood. She was originally betrothed to Luthor Tyrell by her mother, Queen Betha, in 237 AC, but in 240 AC, their brother Duncan had defied their father and married following his heart, Shaera and her older brother Jaehaerys eluded their guards, and were secretly married. By the time the marriage became known to King Aegon V and Queen Betha, Jaehaerys and Shaera had already consummated the marriage, forcing King Aegon V to accept it. The marriage of Shaera and Jaehaerys caused anger amongst both House Tyrell and House Tully, as Princess Shaera had been betrothed to Luthor Tyrell, and Jaehaerys to Celia Tully.

The marriage of Shaera and Jaehaerys yielded two children: Aerys and Rhaella. Though it is unknown when Shaera died, and while it is unknown whether she had been present at Summerhall for the tragedy of Summerhall, it is known that Shaera outlived her father, King Aegon V, as she is mentioned to have remained in King’s Landing with her brother and husband, the now King Jaehaerys II, when the armies marched out to the Stepstones to fight the War of the Ninepenny Kings.

November 14, 1532: Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII are Secretly Married

According to chronicler Edward Hall, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn were secretly married on the morning of November 14, in 1532.  He wrote the following about their secret and hasty marriage:

“The kyng, after his returne [from Calais] maried priuily [privily] the lady Anne Bulleyn on sainet Erkenwaldes daie, whiche mariage was kept so secrete, htat very fewe knewe it, til she was greate with child, at Easter after.”

Background of Anne and Henry’s Secret Marriage:

Throughout the entire summer of that year, there had been rumors that the trip to Calais would also be when Anne and Henry would marry, rumors that Anne allegedly encouraged.  Eustace Chapus wrote the following in late August about Anne’s behavior and attitude towards the marriage rumors: “Not later than a week ago, she wrote a letter to her principal friend and favorite here, whom she holds as sister and companion, bidding her to get ready against this journey and interview, where, she says, that which she has been so long wishing for will be accomplished.”   However, about a week before they set sail, Anne appeared to have changed her mind. Chapuys reported that Anne had “assured a great personage that even if the King wished to marry her now she would never consent to it, for she wants the ceremony to take place here, in England, at the usual place appointed for the marriage and coronation of Queens.”  

David Starkey seems to believe that this change was due to the fact that Anne had being doing research on how to make her title as Queen would be unimpeachable (she had already done her research regarding Henry’s divorce against Katharine, so she would want to avoid the possibility of the same fate). In order to do this, everything would have to be done according to The Royal Book, which gave instructions on pretty much every type of ceremony. One of the ceremonies laid out in the book is “The Receiving of a Queen and her Coronation”.  The following is an excerpt from those chapters:

“Item [it provides] when a Queen shall be received out of a strange realm, the King must purvey certain lords and ladies of estate to meet with her at the seaside, and convey her to the palace where the King will be wedded… Also it must be understood whether the King will be wedded privily or openly… And that done, she must be conveyed unto her coronation to the City of London…”

This guidelines would help direct the course of Henry and Anne’s actions in the months before their wedding.  As was typical of the times, The Royal Book took it for granted that the bride would be foreign nobility.  And while Anne was neither foreign nor royal, she acted as if she was both.  She viewed herself as French, and her coat-of-arms, both as Marquess of Pembroke and later on as Queen, proclaimed her fictitious royal status.  

The trip to Calais strengthened all this.  Anne had somewhat successfully (if you overlook the fact that the ladies of the French court refused to meet with Anne) re-entered the French court, dancing with King Francis I and talking privately with him. And after the trip, she would be sailing back to England, a foreign princess in attitude, where she would be married to Henry and crowned Queen of England.

Everything happened just like The Royal Book decreed.  The couple had just landed in Dover, so it was made sense that they be married.  And since the wedding was allowed to be private, as stated in The Royal Book.  The moment was perfect for their wedding, everything was going according to plan.  Their trip had been a very successful, and Anne was already being treated as Henry’s Queen Consort, and she acted the part to perfection.  And to top it all off, King Francis had given his blessing to the union! They must have been feeling elated at their successful trip, and it is possible that during the trip, their relationship was consummated, although it is also equally possible that Anne would not have surrendered to Henry without the marriage they had fought for for so long.

Nicholas Sander, who was a Catholic recusant writing during Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, also wrote that November 14, 1532, was the date Anne and Henry married in his book “The Rise of the English Schism”.  The following it the excerpt from his book on the marriage:

“The king, now impatient of further delay, though everything had not yet been duly prepared, determined to marry Anne Boleyn secretly on the 14th of the following November.  He must marry her, for in no other way could he accomplish his will; and the marriage must be secret, because he and Catherine had not been separated by any judicial decision.”

anonymous asked:

If Rhaegar and Lyanna were hypothetically secretly married, would Jon still be legally illegitimate anyway because the state religion doesn't accept polygamy?

Yes, exactly. Unless he wants the Faith Militant to make his reign a short-lived one, he just can’t do it.

You know you’re Brawson obsessed when...

Soooo I had a dream and in this dream:

Ginny and Mike were secretly married, except maybe the just Blip or Evenlyn knew (although my dream made it seem like all of the Padres knew) for a few years now. Mike is now retired but is on the Padre’s staff as a catching coach and such. Anyways, it’s the last game of the World Series, and people have been speculating why Ginny Baker has been on the DL list for a long time, and while she’s on the mound celebrating with the rest of her team, Mike somehow got a microphone and he announces to the world that: she his wife, Ginny Baker-Lawson, of ___ years, is finally pregnant with the first player for their personal baseball team, and will be taken two seasons off. “And when she comes back you’ll have a Baker back, but also a Lawson because she will be officially going by both, because a promise is a promise, Nightingale, so it’s time to pay up.” 

What do you think, should I make a prompt of this dream? Please don’t steal this idea - even if it’s crazy!