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distraction; sehun [m]

Originally posted by fy-sexo-exo

oh sehun. reader-insert. 3,5k words. roommate!au. smut.

—sometimes you really need a distraction from college life, how lucky that sehun needs one, too

“Do me a favor, pick me up, take me out later / Are you down to be a distraction, baby?” —Kehlani, Distraction

requested by @sassyunicorns2 for the drabble game (although this one turned out to become a scenario ;;; the song is great btw!)

“I’ll make it quick—” you breathed out as you broke the kiss, supporting your weight on Sehun’s shoulders, “Unconventional sex, no feelings, no obligations. Are you in or not?” you shoot the question quickly, gazing into his lecherously dark eyes. 

“Babe, you could put all sorts of conditions. Right now I need you to take off your clothes and that quickly,” he spoke in between his panting, running his hands up your back, over to your neck to pull you down for another kiss. 


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Let’s test your vocab

クイズ   quiz

テスト    test

抜き打ちテスト 「ぬきうちテスト」 pop quiz

試験 「しけん」  exam

中間試験 「ちゅうかんしけん」midterm exam

期末試験 「きまつしけん」final exam

筆記試験 「ひっきしけん」written exam

聴解試験 「ちょうかいしけん」listening exam

口頭試験     「こうとうしけん」oral exam

模擬試験 「もぎしけん」mock exam

卒業論文 「そつぎょうろんぶん」graduation thesis (卒論 for short)

作文「さくぶん」essay, composition 

** 作曲 「さっきょく」composition (as in music)


Lot’s of different kinds of tests, figured I’d compile them together. Also added things like essay and thesis because honestly why not?

Mark Gatiss in Horror Europa (2010) about Suspiria (1977), directed by Dario Argento.

Gatiss Narrating: It’s not a giallo, but a hyper-violent fairytale, and watching Suspiria is like watching a cinematic fever dream.


Gatiss: “Did you feel that making…uh…a fantasy film, was a liberating experience as a director?”

Argento: “Yes. The main sources of inspiration for my films are dreams and nightmares. The logic of my films, is the logic of dreams.”


Gatiss Narrating: It’s best not to worry whether the plot’s coherent, just let yourself be overwhelmed by the dazzling colors, startling images, and pounding soundtrack.

Suspiria was actually the first film in the Three Mothers trilogy, along with Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007). Images from the other two films are below.

The trilogy was based on an uncredited work called Suspiria de Profundis, by Thomas de Quincy. Included in the list of essays he wanted in the finished work (not all made into the published version), we find:

* Dreaming — the introduction to the whole.
* The Palimpsest of the Human Brain — a meditation upon the deeper layers of human consciousness and memory.
* Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow — beginning with a discussion of Levana, the ancient Roman goddess of childbirth, De Quincey imagines three companions for her: Mater Lachrymarum, Our Lady of Tears; Mater Suspiriorum, Our Lady of Sighs; and Mater Tenebrarum, Our Lady of Darkness.
* The Apparition of the Brocken — on an optical illusion associated with a German mountaintop.
* Savannah-la-Mar — a threnody on a sunken city, inspired by the 1692 earthquake that sank Port Royal in Jamaica; beginning, “God smote Savannah-la-Mar….”
* Vision of Life — “The horror of life mixed…with the heavenly sweetness of life….”
* Memorial Suspiria — looking forwards and backwards on life’s miseries; foreshadowing and anticipation.
When the collection was reprinted in the collected works in the 1850s, another short essay was added: The Daughter of Lebanon, a parable of grief and transcendence.
The four pieces that first appeared posthumously in 1891 are:
* Solitude of Childhood — “Fever and delirium,” “sick desire,” and the Erl-King’s daughter.
* The Dark Interpreter — he was a looming shadow in the author’s opium reveries.
* The Princess that lost a Single Seed of a Pomegranate — echoes upon echoes from an Arabian Nights tale.
* Who is this Woman that beckoneth and warneth me from the Place where she is, and in whose Eyes is Woeful remembrance? I guess who she is — “memorials of a love that has departed, has been — the record of a sorrow that is….”
* The Dreadful Infant (There was the glory of innocence made perfect; there was the dreadful beauty of infancy that had seen God)
* Foundering Ships
* The Archbishop and the Controller of Fire
* God that didst Promise
* Count the Leaves in Vallombrosa
* But if I submitted with Resignation, not the less I searched for the Unsearchable — sometimes in Arab Deserts, sometimes in the Sea
* That ran before us in malice
* Morning of Execution
* Kyrie Eleison
* The Nursery in Arabian Deserts
* The Halcyon Calm and the Coffin
* Faces! Angels’ Faces!
* At that Word
* Oh, Apothanate! that hatest death, and cleansest from the Pollution of Sorrow
* Who is this Woman that for some Months has followed me up and down? Her face I cannot see, for she keeps for ever behind me
* Cagot and Cressida
* Lethe and Anapaula
* Oh, sweep away, Angel, with Angelic Scorn, the Dogs that come with Curious Eyes to gaze.

No surprise then, that some of the titles closely resemble those from John’s blog about their cases, and certain characters or themes are recurring in the BBC series, especially S3/TAB/S4. 


For those wondering why the skull in 221B began glowing before TFP…

It’s because they started using this concept before the last episode aired, adding saturation here and there, but mainly in areas outside the safety zone of 221B.

Instances actually date back to the first episode, but the tendency escalated through the seasons, and TFP was the height of it in S4. Interestingly, prior to TFP, it was the stag night that had the most frequent displays.

Yes, those are elephants in the room up on the chest…because…reasons.

For more on Sherlock and Argento films, see metas on The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Demons both by @isitandwonder

anonymous asked:

on the "green taako is antisemitic thing" you can do what you want and change if if you want to avoid /discourse/ but I think it's worth mentioning that the green skin+antisemitic thing absolutely doesn't hold up. the original post (i will find it for you if i can) referred to an essay in which someone outlined how the "warty, ugly, hook nosed witch" thing was based in antisemitic stereotypes from the middle ages, but green skin literally never came into it. it was more about stereotypes of (..)

(part 2) jews being ugly and hook-nosed. this jew artist wholeheartedly endorses green taako because the person starting the discourse had literally nothing solid to back it up. green=antisemitic just is not a thing. your taako is lovely as is, but feel free to experiment with your design if you’re unhappy with it/don’t want to deal with the drama. i’m just tired of the way some people in this fandom have gotten into virtue signaling by telling artists how to design their characters. 

(part 3) went back to find the OP of the “don’t draw green taako” post and I think it was a later reblogger who added the essay that referenced the hook nose as being the jewish stereotype, and the green skin as being unrelated. can’t link it here but a quick google search turns up that green witches were invented in 1939 by the people who made the Wizard of OZ film, probably to take advantage of technicolor.

yo thank u anon! this is good info, i couldnt find the post either but ur right about green witches originating from the wizard of oz (side note: thats like, a surprising and kind of hilarious fun fact to me? check out our fancy new movie technology lets just arbitrarily make this lady green)

its not too much effort on my part so if my taako IS actually non-hypothetically upsetting people i can totally tweak him. i mean i’ll probably end up changing the design in some way anyway just due to like.. the nature of fanart? either way, i wont stress over it 👍

anonymous asked:

Hey Jade! How are you? Do you have any tips or advice for adv English in year 11 and 12? I just picked my subjects for the HSC, so super excited but very nervous for next year! Thank you, and good luck for the future! xx

Hey, I’m good thank you! It’s really exciting picking subjects for the HSC, because you get to learn things you really want to learn about rather than follow the mandatory curriculum. What did you choose?

And definitely, I have lots of advice for Adv English and Year 11/12 in general!

- Read your texts in the holidays. You won’t regret it when time comes around and it’s a little hard to fit reading in during all of your other subjects/homework etc.
- Don’t be scared to annotate your texts. This will help you so much when it comes to end-of-year exams and you’ve forgotten what you’ve discussed in the texts.
- Year 11: Practise your writing style. Learn how to write a proper essay, with help from your teacher. It will undoubtedly help you so much in Year 12, where essay writing is a week-to-week occurrence (well, at least for me anyway).
- Don’t just read your school texts. I’m super guilty of this because in Year 11 I basically couldn’t find time to read for leisure outside of school texts, but this could help you a lot! In Year 12, you need to find 2 ‘related texts’ (which are texts that a student finds on their own to write a complementary essay with the text the school makes you read). If you read widely, it may just save you the time trying to search for the perfect text in Year 12!
- Compile a list of past essay questions. This is a lot more applicable in Year 12, but just have a word document. Dump any essay questions for HSC english you find there, it will help A LOT when it comes to trials/HSC (round about now for me, actually!) and you need to write practice essays/moulding to the question.
- Read other essays. Read examples of people online, or ‘exemplar’ Band 5/6 essays (depending on what you’re aiming for English). You may pick up a couple of things that you should do in your essay, and how to improve to reach that top band!
- Read critical material. This is more of an Extension English thing, but does work in Adv as well. Adding critics to your essay isn’t necessary, but definitely ups the sophistication (mainly looking at Module B). Critical articles (which you can find on JSTOR or google scholar) can also help you express your own point in a better way.

And with Year 11, don’t stress too much! None of it AT ALL counts towards your HSC. You can stuff up and make mistakes. I got into the trap of getting so worked up over my yearlies but they literally did not count for anything! And also, have fun in Year 11. I hope this helped!

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Sinofuturism (1839 - 2046 AD)

Visual essay from artist @lawrencelek explores current cultural discourse of China:

“Sinofuturism is an invisible movement. A spectre already embedded into a trillion industrial products, a billion individuals, and a million veiled narratives. It is a movement, not based on individuals, but on multiple overlapping flows. Flows of populations, of products, and of processes.  Because Sinofuturism has arisen without conscious intention or authorship, it is often mistaken for contemporary China. But it is not. It is a science fiction that already exists.”

Sinofuturism is a video essay combining elements of science fiction, documentary melodrama, social realism, and Chinese cosmologies, in order to critique the present-day dilemmas of China and the people of its diaspora.

With reference to Afrofuturism and Gulf Futurism, Sinofuturism presents a critical and playful approach to subverting cultural clichés.

In Western media and Orientalist perceptions, China is exotic, strange, bizarre, kitsch, tacky, or cheap. In its domestic media, China portrayed as heroic, stable, historic, grand, and unified. Rather than counteract these skewed narratives, Sinofuturism proposes to push them much further.

By embracing seven key stereotypes of Chinese society (Computing, Copying, Gaming, Studying, Addiction, Labour and Gambling), it shows how China’s technological development can be seen as a form of Artificial Intelligence.

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ANNOTATING BOOKS!

Annotating books is a really useful technique people use to fully understand a text and also use as a reference for future essay topics/quotes. Last year I began to annotate my texts for english and I have definitely seen great results! Not only does the hard work show, your book emulates the laborious (or sometimes not so much!) hours you’ve put into understanding a book, is aesthetically (very) nice to look at and saves you loadssss of time when preparing you for essays, also looking for quotes.

I know many people have trouble knowing what to annotate and how when reading a book, so here’s my method of annotations. Keep in mind that there is no ‘correct’ way of annotating a book, this is just the method which I find useful to me.

First of all, my standard page looks like this (I am reading Pride and Prejudice, if you were wondering):

1. HIGHLIGHTERS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND

The differently highlighted colours actually don’t mean anything in this context (I ran out of colours). However, I do highlight all pieces of information which I think I would be able to quote or incorporate into a text analysis essay. I am often praised for including many quotes in my essays by teachers, and I find that this technique is clear, easy and really efficient. 

2. STICKY NOTES ARE AMAZING

At the beginning of my book I have a key which indicates what each coloured sticker means:

  • Pink = Women and Femininity
  • Green = Mr and Mrs Bennet
  • Blue = Elizebeth Bennet
  • Yellow = Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley
  • Orange = Bennet sisters
  • Purple = Other

These are the absolute best because it saves you a heap of time when looking for quotes to incorporate in essays and you can then categorise them into themes and pick the ones you want to use straight out of the book without too much hassle.

3. UNDERLINING IS ACTUALLY VERY IMPORTANT TOO!

I also like to underline important plot points in black, so if I want to know what happened in the chapter, I can literally read the underlined parts and get a brief summary in the words of Jane Austen. 

4. ADDRESS NEW VOCAB SO YOU’RE NOT STUCK ON DEFINITIONS

The words underlined in purple are new vocab which I don’t know the definitions to. After reading the chapter, I’ll google the definition of them and jot down some synonyms instead of writing the full definition as I don’t have much space on the book. I like this way of learning new vocab cause it also breaks the words down into synonyms which i can easily understand within the context of a text and sentence, rather than a long complex definition written in a notebook which I will probably never read. 

I don’t particularly like keeping a ‘definitions notebook’ because it ends up becoming a huge, endless list of words which, upon opening, feels like you’re going to drown in a sea of words. In these cases, I’ll usually shut the book immediately and not take in any information.

5. SUMMARIZE EACH CHAPTER TO CONSOLIDATE

At the end of each chapter, I have a post-it note where I summarize the key things that happened in my own words (or sometimes with the help of shmoop and other english websites). You can use a post-it note (the larger ones, or which ever deem fit) or if there is space, you can right it straight onto the page. However, I like to keep consistent so i use post-it notes all the way through.

6. BOOKMARK IMPORTANT PAGES AND CHAPTERS

In addition, the coloured post it notes sticking out the top of the book act as ‘bookmarked pages’ which I will refer to when preparing for an essay. The green post its mark the main pages and chapters where complex themes come into play e.g role of women in society during the 19th century… themes which may need extra background information and research to develop more mature ideas. 

The orange post-it notes are marked on the pages where philosophical questions are raised e.g Vanity vs pride… themes which may not come up often enough to dedicate 123971283 sticky notes to, but often enough to form a body paragraph for an essay with added complexity. 

7. THE MARGINS ARE THERE FOR A REASON

I love love love love love writing in the margins. Write everything in the margins. Anything comes to mind - write it in the margins. Whenever I have a sudden thought after reading the passage, I’d write it in the margins because you never know whether or not it will be useful in the future.

Especially when there is an occurring theme for 2-6 paragraphs, write what is happening in the margin and mark where it starts and finishes. For example, there is a passage where Jane and Elizabeth are arguing, showing their clashing personalities. that has been highlighted and I’ve written comments in the margin summarizing what happened and any additional thoughts and questions. 

Not sure if it is just my school, but in english when we are studying a classic; we are often made to do chapter anaylsis’ where we are organised into a group of 3 max, sometimes even by ourselves, and we are required to analyse the chapter then present our findings to the class as a presentation. Annotating books are so good for these, and writing in the margins is so useful when it comes to this activity. Compared to those students who have only read the book, made no annotations or summaries, you’ll be able to spend minimal time on the assignment and still probably have more information than anyone else. 

Senior Paper (Barry Allen x Younger Speedster!Reader)

Prompt: Barry and you care for each other like siblings even when you get in each others last nerves. 

Words: 630

Warnings:None

A/N: Hope you guys like it. Happy Readings!

Originally posted by danielsharmans

“What’s wrong?! I came as fast as I could, did something happen? What happened?” Barry said as he ran into the cortex to meet with you.

“I can’t believe this is happening.”

“What? What’s happening?!” Barry asked, exasperated with your lack of response, but clear panic as you paced around the room.

“I need your help with…” You turn to him with a terrified expression “my senior essay.”

“A senior essay?” he narrowed his eyes at you.

“My last senior essay.” you added, emphasizing the word last.

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3. s h e  i s

Originally posted by kai-tastrophe

Title: s h e  i s

Pairing: Kim Jonghyun/Reader

Summary: In a world full of color, she was the soft mixture of black and white.

Jonghyun liked color. It’s wasn’t an unfair assumption, since the man that people recognized as optimistic liked to wear different colors from yellow to pink; his apartment itself looked like it was taken out of a dream inspired by Willy Wonka. There was something magical in the way that colors worked; they all had a meaning for everyone. To him, yellow was the color of the sun, blue was the color of sadness and white was the color of love, so as a way of portraying himself as a work of art, he wore as many colors as he could and mixed them with his personality to create a new persona, different edges and shades of him that people could believe or not.

The theory he believed for his whole life worked. To some people, Jonghyun was the epitome of ‘perfect man’, a gentleman, full of bright smiles and sweet actions; to others, however, Jonghyun was imperfection at its human form and whilst he accepted both opinions, he kept himself as a blank canvas in order to paint himself the best way he could.

Life was supposed to be about finding your color, just like the people that live in the apartment with him. People tend to get confused by someone’s color, since that’s the way they portray themselves to a public eye. An example would be the people who see Jonghyun as a bubblegum pink: immature, bubbly and obnoxious but in a way pleasing. People tend to pass Jonghyun as someone guided by sentimentalism, who lives life helping others and feeds himself with feedback from society. Most people dismiss the utter fact that Jonghyun could be as bright as the sun, yet he had structure, which meant that even when people saw him as an open personality, he had his secrets that people had yet to discover.

Such as why in the world he arrives late at the building he lives at. He had heard it all, from rumors saying he helps as an entrepreneur and others saying he’s actually a drug dealer, hence why he’s always so chirpy. Jonghyun smiles through the opinions, carrying his backpack on his shoulder as he follows the same path he does every day. He studied at university and was going to be graduated in psychology in just a few months from then.

The mere thought of his career choice explained to him why he was so interested in color. As a way of knowing people, he studied the color they portrayed, like an aura that could change depending on the person’s judgment. Jonghyun took his mornings to study people, see how beautifully painted was the human personality and later on, he had ways of adding theories to his essays and get good grades.

Half of his actions were just for fun, but he still got something from them.

However, since a few weeks back, he had noticed a color that he had never seen before. Truthfully, Jonghyun never liked neutral colors; they were all mixtures of colors that didn’t blend together nicely. He preferred bold colors that would catch his attention quickly, whilst colors as black, brown, gray and white were purely fictional…full of mysteries that he might never understand. That’s until his eyes catch a figure. A girl, he recognizes.

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Major changes are just around the corner for the SAT exam
  • 2005 Major alterations to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) saw the College Board removed portions of the verbal section that had traditionally proven difficult for some students. The Board also added an 800-point essay segment to the exam, giving it a new total point value of 2400.
  • 2016 A new round of changes will see the maximum score on the SAT exam return to 1600, along with a host of other changes that the College Board once again hopes will make college more-accessible to graduating high school students. In addition to dropping the top score, the College Board will also offer free SAT preparation materials and give four college application fee waivers to anyone who takes the test. source

Hearts in the Margins |  A Greg/Luna Ficlet (FFN)

Greg knew he wasn’t smart.  He didn’t even want to be. It seemed like so much work.  He’d struggled with a governess who told him not to worry about it when he struggled with reading and maths.  She’d touched her forearm meaningfully and told him his father and someone else would make sure he had a place in the world.  Greg knew what that meant.  He’d traced over the lines of his father’s faded Mark since he could walk.  He’d coloured in the spaces until it has been a rainbow as his father laughed and ruffled his hair.

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rooftop words || ashton irwin

requested: No

word count: 3.2k+

synopsis: it was your thing; your little talks on ashton’s roof. it was what made you two become closer as friends. your friendship might seem odd and messy, but that’s what ashton loved about it. that’s what he loves about you. odd and messy.

a/n: just honestly felt like writing. kinda tried for like a more realistic, kind of approach to this. sorry if it is shit. gif credit goes to the rightful owners.

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Yawning as a result of a long day, I ran my fingers through my hair, pushing it out of my eyes. I should honestly get a haircut, but honestly… nah. 


The routine began to happen; throwing my keys into the little bowl by the door, grab the mail pile that is sitting next to the bowl, taking off my jacket and throwing that over a chair, searching for my name in the mail pile in my hands as I walk to the kitchen. Furrowing my eyes in concentrating, trying to find my name, I entered the kitchen not really paying any attention to my surroundings.


There she stood, leaning against the countertop, drinking what I was going to assume was either juice or water. There she stood, watching me as I unintentionally ignored her presence. I mean, I didn’t expect anyone to be home and the door was locked. 


She didn’t say anything. I guess she was playing one of her little games where she would just stand there, continuing on with her business, staying quiet to see how long it will take me to notice that I was not alone. And so it began. Her little game. 


I stood opposite her, still not realising that she was standing right in front of me. I placed mail on the counter, sighing softly. That is when I finally noticed. Two hands, much smaller than mine were resting casually on the counter with a glass half empty of water just ever so slightly showing off her reflection of her neck and underneath her chin. 


Furrowing my eyebrows, I looked up and there I saw her in the flesh. I stumbled back in surprised when she chuckled softly. “Fuck mate, took you long enough aye?” she said, taking a sip of her water. I took little notes of her appearance. 


A white shirt, an army green coloured kind of jacket. It was probably an army jacket or a parka or whatever kind of green jackets girls liked to wear. Black hair ties were on her left wrist, not sure if it was for emergencies or for an easy ‘accessory’. The colour on her nails was chipping away, either naturally or she had been picking at the polish. A bad habit of hers that apparently some of her friends would scold her for. ‘It’s bad for your nails! It ruins the nail bed! It makes your nails thinner!’ she said to me, once upon a dream. 


Her hair was in it’s natural side part and seemed to slowly gain back it’s natural texture, loosely flicking in and out at the ends, telling me that she tried to straighten her hair but ultimately couldn’t be fucked. ‘Doing my hair takes too fucken long! Like fuck bro!’ she complained to me, once upon a dream, making me laugh. ‘No like seriously, I should just shave my head. I don’t get why you want to grow your hair out. You trying to be like Kurt Cobain, aye?’ she teased. No doubt that behind the counter, she was wearing a pair of black skinny jeans that I might have accidentally influenced her to wear and a pair of no-longer-white converse. 


She looked like a regular girl. She is my regular girl. 


Rolling my eyes at her comment, I regained my posture and I returned to my previous position. “How did you get in here?” I asked, giving her a friendly smile, stealing her glass of water and taking a sip of it. 


“Hey! That’s mine!” she said, watching me drink her water. “Your back door is a great way to come in and out.” she explained. “You should really get the lock checked out, someone could break in.” I raised an eyebrow at her advice. “Well fuck! Really?! Well thanks for the advice, mate.” I said sarcastically, chuckling softly. 


“You do realise that I could call the cops on you for trespassing right?” I pointed out, which made her shrug nonchalantly. 


“Ehh, you could but you won’t.” 

“Oh? But I could.” 

“Yeah but you won’t.” 

“But I could.” 

“Yeah, but you won’t.”

 “Why?” 

“Because you’re the last person on this earth to ever call the coppas on me.”


She grinned, taking her glass to finish off the water left in it, making me roll my eyes once more. “Maybe next time, be a normal person and call me before you rock up to my place, yeah?” I said. “Or how about going the front door? I hear that thing is great.” 


She furrowed her eyebrows, putting her glass in the sink. “Now why would I do that when surprise attacking you is so much more fun?” she asked, a small giggle escaping from her lips. “Jesus Christ, what am I gonna do with you?” I asked, more it being a rhetorical question than an actual one. 


She smiled at me as she shrugged her shoulders once more. A short moment of silence fell between us. She licked her lips as I just looked at her. Then she opened her mouth and asked me something that I was waiting for her to ask me. She was pretty predictable. I mean she comes over for other stuff too, but this was something I was expecting, which is why I guess… I guess I wasn’t so freaked out when I saw her in my kitchen. 


 “Roof?” 


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Anna Jameson’s Shakespeare’s Heroines–seen here in an 1898 edition–made a significant mark on Shakespeare studies upon its initial publication in 1832.  Originally published under the title Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical, and Historical, the work includes brief essays on nearly all of Shakespeare’s principle women.

The essays themselves are a fascinating look at Shakespeare through the lens of 19th-century gender norms and expectations.  But this particular edition also has photographs of popular actresses accompanying the essays, adding another level of interest by allowing modern readers a chance to explore Shakespearean costuming and casting choices during the mid and late 19th century.