So, I got this idea afrer seeing one of the kinktober posts by @hardlynotnever several days ago, and I just couldn’t let it drop. Lance with a laced up back is now my new favorite thing. He would rock it so hard and the others would have such mixed reactions.
Keith is shocked, yet, very much aroused, how had Lance hidden this from the team, when had he gotten them, how had the garrison not kicked him out for it??
Shiro is slightly concerned, it looks painful, even if Lance insists that it’s not, he pulls on the ribbon and Shiro doesn’t know what to make of the stomach flip that he feels watching the skin pull at the piercing sites in reaction to the tugging.
Hunk knew back at the garrison, having helped Lance lace up his back numerous times. It’s very aesthetically pleasing, but he can’t quite understand what made Lance want it in the first place.
Pidge is fascinated by it. She’d never even heard of corset piercings until she saw Lance’s back, but now that she has, boy oh boy did she take whatever chance she could to mess with it, asking questions and taking notes about what it felt like to get it. (She contemplates getting one of her own, Lance is supportive.)
Allura doesn’t quite understand piercings in general, her own earrings being clip on. Injuring yourself for beauty is beyond her, but she does admit that there is a rather seductive allure to the little rings and woven fabric spanning Lance’s back.
Coran sees Lance with his rings out first and is highkey concerned about the little red wounds littering Lance’s back in a very specific pattern. He asks why Lance is so adamant that he makes sure the healing pod doesn’t close them up, and once he sees the full thing he understands somewhat. He’s still concerned, but he knows how much his favorite son likes to be pretty and while he wouldn’t do it to himself, he does have to admit that it looks quite fetching on Lance.
Keith loves them. He often plays with the rings while they’re just laying in bed cuddling, but likes to cinch the ribbon during sex, Lance moans the loudest when he’s pushed to the brink just by feeling the pull of his skin, and Keith can’t express how good it feels knowing that that scream was caused by him doing such a simple thing.
Shiro is hesitant to touch it at first, he doesn’t want to hurt Lance, but once he gets passed that barrier he finds himself kissing along the criss-cross patterns as often as he can.
Hunk doesn’t like to pull the ribbon, but he does love tracing it against Lance’s skin and kissing each ring where it pierced Lance’s back.
Allura likes how the rings feel against her hands and will occasionally pull at the ribbon, but otherwise is still concerned for her paladin’s health, dispite Lance’s constant protests that it’s old and would never hurt him unless she tried to rip them out.
Lotor loves them almost as much as Keith, but is confused as to why Lance felt the need to get them. “Who came up with such a masochistic beauty design?” He asked the first time he saw them, but he pulls at the rings all the same, enjoying Lance’s sounds of pleasure at the action. He accidently cuts one of the ribbons with his claw the first time he got too into playing with it.
Kolivan likes to braid the ribbon into more intricate designs, even going so far as to help Lance get a second set.
“You could never back down, you never learned to take your time.”
“He looked at me like I was stupid, I’m not stupid.”
“Talk less. Smile more. Don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re for.”
“Fools who run their mouth off wind up dead.”
“Who’s the best? C'est moi!”
“It’s hard to have intercourse over four sets of corsets.”
“If you stand for nothing, what’ll you fall for?”
“I will lay down my life if it sets us free.”
“I imagine death so much it feels just like a memory.”
“I’m laughin’ in the face of casualties and sorrow, for the first time, I’m thinkin past tomorrow.”
“I’m lookin for a mind at work.”
“Excuse me, miss, I know it’s not funny, but your perfume smells like your daddy’s got money.”
“You want a revolution? I want a revelation.”
“Look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now.”
“Chaos and bloodshed are not a solution.”
“It’s hard to listen to you with a straight face.”
“Chaos and bloodshed already haunt us, honestly you shouldn’t even talk.”
“You say the price of my love’s not a price that you’re willing to pay.”
“You’ll be back. Soon you’ll see. You’ll remember you belong to me.”
“When you’re gone I’ll go mad, so don’t throw away this thing we had.”
“When push comes to shove, I will kill your friends and family to remind you of my love.”
“Close the door on your way out.”
“Have I done something wrong?”
“Dying is easy, living is harder.”
“But what do we have in common?”
“You walked in and my heart went ‘Boom’!”
“I’m about to change your life.”
“My love for you is never in doubt.”
“I just might regret that night for the rest of my days.”
“I’ll never forget the first time I saw your face.”
“When you said "Hi” I forgot my dang name, set my heart aflame, ev'ry part aflame.“
"You’re like me. I’m never satisfied.”
“He’s a bit of a flirt, but I’m 'a give it a chance.”
“I’m a girl in a world in which my only job is to marry rich.”
“From what I hear, you’ve made yourself indispensable.”
“Well, well, I heard you’ve got someone special on the side.”
“I will never understand you.”
“Love doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints.”
“I am the one thing in life I can control.”
“If there’s a reason I’m still alive when so many have died, then I’m willing to wait for it.”
“Stay alive 'til this horror show is past.”
“I’m a general. Whee!!!!”
“Yeah. He’s not the choice I would have gone with.”
“Don’t do a thing. History will prove him wrong.”
“I can’t disobey direct orders.”
“Pick a place to die where it’s high and dry.”
“Pray that hell or heaven lets you in.”
“Should have shot him in the mouth. That would’ve shut him up.”
“Watch your tone. I’m not a maiden in need of defending, I am grown.”
“My name’s been through a lot, I can take it.”
“The fact that you’re alive is a miracle.”
“I don’t pretend to know the challenges you’re facing.”
“If you could let me inside your heart…”
“I’m never gonna stop until I make 'em drop and burn 'em up and scatter their remains.”
“You have no control who lives, who dies, who tells your story.”
“History has it’s eyes on you.”
“So what happens if we win?”
“If this is the end of me, at least I have a friend with me.”
“Oceans rise. Empires fall. It’s much harder when it’s all your call.”
“I swear that I’ll be around for you.”
“Why do you assume you’re the smartest in the room?”
“Why do you write like you’re running out of time?”
“Yo, who the f is this?”
“What are you waiting for? What do you stall for?”
“If I could grant you peace of mind, would that be enough?”
“They are asking me to lead. I am doing the best I can.”
Yes, Lily James, you SHALL go to the ball! Swooning Cinderella fans say it’s the most breathtaking cinema gown ever. Now its fairy godmother designer reveals how she wove her magic by Sandy Powell
I knew the dress that transforms Cinderella into a beautiful princess needed to be big – very big. It had to be a showstopper.
Sadly, there was no real-life fairy godmother to conjure it up. In fact, it took a team of 20 people 4,000 hours to create eight versions of this very special gown.
The result? Rave reviews when the film, directed by Kenneth Branagh, opened in the UK a week ago.
Vanity Fair called it ‘genuinely magical’, while fans have said the dress is one of the most spectacular costumes ever.
But how do you go about creating the ultimate fairytale gown – and making it look truly magical on screen?
Cinderella – played by Downton Abbey’s Lily James – has to dance and run away into the night, and I wanted the dress to look as light as air, a watercolour in motion.
Costume-maker Jane Law and I achieved that with the choice of fabric and by using many different shades of shimmering blue.
Behind the many layers, the gown is a feat of structural engineering. We started with the underwear: the corset and the crinoline (skirt cage), which was made of steel.
Each of the eight versions of the gown is also slightly different. One was 2in shorter and a couple were 4in for the times when Lily had to run; another had holes cut in the sides of the skirt for harness work.
The hems got incredibly dirty as the shoot went on. That proved a headache – these dresses aren’t something you can just throw in the wash.
And it also wasn’t the most practical design. During filming, Lily and Helena Bonham Carter, who plays her fairy godmother and wears an equally huge gown, had to get used to it taking an age to be dressed. In the end, we got it down to a 20 minutes.
The trickiest thing Lily had to do in the gown was dance with her prince, played by Richard Madden. They practised endlessly, but poor Richard kept treading on her hems. Of course, when it came to actually shooting, they were faultless.
While I was delighted with the dress’s reception, I was surprised by the obsession with Lily’s tiny waist. People seemed to think it was setting a bad example to young girls. Some even accused the studio of digitally altering it. Ridiculous.
The reason her waist looks tiny is because the skirt is so huge – it’s an optical illusion – and she’s wearing a corset. The film is set in the 19th Century and every woman in the film is wearing one, even the maids.
I understand people get upset when incredibly skinny models appear on the catwalk or in photos. But Lily is not a super-skinny girl – there’s nothing wrong with her body. Cinderella is a girl known for kindness and courage, so it’s sad people just kept talking about her waist size.
Despite the sniping, the dress was everything I hoped it would be.
AND THE WAIST? IT’S AN ILLUSION!
Creator Sandy Powell says outrage over Lily’s slender waist was misplaced. It’s actually an optical illusion – her waist looks tiny because the skirt is so huge.
The top layer of the gown is silk crepeline, a very lightweight, fine silk. The layers underneath are made up of a synthetic called yumissima, an incredibly light (and very expensive, about £150 a metre) material which floats when thrown in the air.
Lily always went to the loo before being stitched into the outfit… but if nature called again, a mini camping portable loo was slipped under her dress.
The designer and her team are sworn to silence about the cost, although some estimates have put it at about £11,000 per dress. But you can buy a similar design on the High Street for £100 – about 100 times less.
THAT DRESS… BY NUMBERS
3 Miles of thread in the hems
250 Metres of fabric in each dress
4,000 Hours it took to make eight different versions of the gown
10,000 Swarovski crystals hand-applied to the dresses
20 Minutes it took to get the dress on
4 Inches one dress was shortened by to help Lily flee the ball at midnight
imagine being oak at the white house and looking into the audience of the all of the most powerful people in the country and staring into the eyes of the leader of the free world and saying “lock up your daughters and horses of course its hard to have intercourse over four sets of corsets”
Pairing: Starts out Hercules Mulligan X Reader, develops into Poly!Hamilsquad X Reader
TW: PG swearing, klutziness, insecurities, fluff??? Second hand embarrassment??? Cute fluff???
A/N: Sorry this one took a bit longer than usual! I’m sorry! I had work! I hope this is to your satisfaction! I tried my best! I hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much for all of the love and support! I love y'all! Also, if you have anything you’d like me to trigger, please let me know! I want you to feel safe when reading my work!
Word Count: 5094
Prompt: “That’s awesome! Could I request a poly!Hamilsqaud where the reader is a brit and is new to New York and meets Herc in his shop maybe? and he asks her out and he really likes her so he takes her to meet the guys and tells her abt the relationship and she’s obvs cool with it and some fluff at the end. Thank you so much !! Sorry if this doesn’t make sense!!”
You weren’t sure how you’d ended up in the small shop on the corner of downtown, but there you were. It was a rustic, Victorian looking shop, and it just sort of called to you. You’d always been into that kind of stuff, the flowy tops and elegant skirts.
The first thing that struck me was how faithful it manages to be to Fingersmith even though it’s in Korean and Japanese and set in a different period,” says Waters. “I was very interested in the texture of Victorian life, and the power dynamics were played out in a material way, and I think he’s brought a similar interest in artefacts and fabrics. It’s such a crowdedly lush film, with all those shoes and gloves and corsets.”
It is atmospherically set in a mansion which is part western gothic, part Japanese, with rooms divided by sliding paper doors through which the unscrupulous can snoop on the unwary. Like the castles of classic gothic literature, both novel and film create spaces in which the normal order can be subverted. “Those buildings with rooms after rooms after rooms are psychic structures,” Waters observes. "They echo social structures: public or semi-public spaces, then private, then secret spaces.”