I like powerful men with equally powerful women, who save each other’s asses because that’s their thing and God help anyone who harms their SO. I like the badass motherfucker with the head bitch in charge, taking over their domain like nobody’s business. I love the story of the hero who saves the world and the heroine who saves him. I love the couples who will burn down the world just to protect each other. That is my aesthetic.

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Outlander 1x07 // Game of Thrones 7x07

“Handfasting, was a tradition form of marriage or religious rite of passage for people in Scotland until the 19th century. It has now, been adapted to those practicing in more Nature based religions, to allow couples to make a commitment  to each other, regardless of ethnic culture. There is no set rule when performing a handfasting ritual, there can be only guidelines. It is up to the two people carrying out the ritual to decide “exactly” how they wish it to be performed, in order to make it meaningful. Traditionally the palms or wrists were slightly cut to shed some blood so that their blood  may be exchanged and therefore signifying how seriously this commitment is taken by both parties. In Scotland there used to be handfasting ‘chant’ that went something as follows, “ blood of my blood and bone of my bone…”. Today, couples favor just the handfasting with a ribbon without the blood ritual.  Vows, which have been written by each person are then exchanged, signifying the spoken contact between the two. Rings (or jewelry of some description) are exchanged to symbolise eternal love. After the vows and the rings, the couples wrists are then unbound and they can walk together along the same path.”