dramatic colours

so my tax refund came in and I am using a lot of it to catch up on Big-Ticket Items I Couldn’t Afford To Buy Or Replace For Years (on Monday I buy new glasses frames to replace the two-year-old ones now missing a stem and also a six month supply of contacts! gonna get a real haircut for the first time in two years! maybe a piercing!)

(last year I was supposed to replace my laptop and phone with my tax refund and have some left over for savings but then I got fired right before I filed my taxes and had to use all of my tax refund on rent and groceries while job hunting!!! so this year is extra giddy-making because I actually get to splurge on things

anyway what this also means is I’ve been planning for months to buy a new pair of Doc Martens when the government cash came in because I got mine secondhand three years ago and they no longer have tread and the sole is about half the height it once was and they are honestly a bit sad looking and have always had BRASS EYELETS which has BOTHERED ME FROM AN AESTHETIC PERSPECTIVE FOR THREE YEARS, but also, Docs are the shoes of my heart and I wear them with everything all the time

(I now have three pairs of Docs, the other two being a knee-high pair that was the best birthday gift from my parents ever and a black-damask-on-white pair my mother found for fourteen dollars at a thrift store in Kentucky; if I am not wearing Docs it is probably because it is a Formal Occasion and then I am wearing high-heeled granny boots or, even more vanishingly rare, Actual Adult Heels (my actual adult heels are almost-black beetle green platform designer shoes half a size too large I got for two dollars at my old workplace) and like maybe one day I will find the multi-strap pointed black witchy flats of my dreams)


I also ordered this because like, own your cliches, kid


“With Satine, we needed to make it clear that this is the most beautiful woman in Paris. Admittedly, Nicole is already very beautiful, but she may not be everybody’s idea of ideal beauty, so we needed to make it clear with the costumes’ signs and symbols that that’s who she was. We looked to Hollywood’s glamour heroines like Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo - all sexually available to the men in the movies but emotionally very unavailable, and we looked at how that manifested itself in their clothing. Their wardrobes tended to be very graphic, unfussy, dramatic in their colour choice. We then used that.” - Catherine Martin (costume designer for Moulin Rouge!)


It’s pretty normal to get some habits from your folks, but I couldn’t help but think Shou would be worried about it.
Shou, buddy, pal. Yain’t your dad and nobody thinks you are.


aaaand done!

I’m finally done with my college work so I don’t have to stress out anymore yaay!!  To celebrate being stress free(for a while anyways) I wanted to open colouring requests!, I’ve never done this before so I don’t know if anyone will even be interested, but if you are just send me an ask(i don’t mind if its on anon) or a message with what you’d like!

tag squad~ @animoozies @janatscake @christinelucka @fairymarie @thebluefuckingunicornblr @terironi

any likes or reblogs are appreciated<3

Hogwarts Houses as Skies
  • Gryffindor: a sunset, blazing in glory with the memory of the day still fresh. Intense colours and dramatic contrast cover the horizon.
  • Slytherin: a clear, cold, cloudless, starry sky. Gazing up inspires an urge to reach out, test the boundaries, push the limits. How far can it go? It seems endless in this moment.
  • Ravenclaw: some storm, for each is unique. They occur where they will, and stay until they are finished. Each is beautiful, if people can take the time to truly see them.
  • Hufflepuff: a sunrise, full of eternal potential for anything at all. Gently arriving, but leaving the world bathed in light and ready for the day.

IC 4603 - The Turbulent Heart of the Scorpion

This image shows the core region of the Rho Ophiuchi Complex, centered around the prominent blue reflection nebula IC 4603. This is one of the nearest star forming regions and the intricacies of the dense interstellar dust clouds in the area provide a spectacular display of light and shade; the contrasting hues making this one of the most dramatic and colourful patches of the entire night sky.

Credit: Rolf Olsen

If you come across a Beast, Troll or Giant
do not run or call for help
but stand still and stay silent.
It might go away.