gold bearer

Hideous lol

Alloy of Law Ending Thoughts!

I left off at the beginning of the warehouse fight.  So, picking up right as Wax leaves the railcar, accompanied by explosives :-)

  • Wax is blowing things up intentionally now!
  • Wax and Wayne fighting is still glorious to read
  • Just give Wayne his lucky hat back already!
  • Welp, clearly nets are not the way to catch Miles
  • Dang, this fight is intense!  
  • So, it appears the earring is hemalurgic, and that’s how Wax is talking to Harmony?
  • Wax got his guns back!  
  • Hey look, Marasi is continuing to be smart!
  • Aaaaaand Miles figured her out
  • Wax just ripped a building apart
  • Also…that shot he just made was super epic, and also super impossible
  • So, Wax thinking about if Miles had been born before he’d be a hero is a parallel to Kelsier?
  • Hey, Marasi being a Pulser was super important!
  • And Wax got destroyed, that can’t have been pleasant…
  • Although he’s right, I’d rather get beaten to a pulp than watch someone else get hurt…
  • Also, I feel like that deputized forbearance is gonna be super useful, given how terrible Wax is at staying out of trouble
  • “I bought a ward against it off a traveling fortune-teller.  Let’s me add two ‘n’ two and get a pickle.”
  • Ladies and gentlemen, Wayne’s take on logic
  • We’ve barely seen her, but I kinda love Steris
  • Why am I not surprised Wax’s uncle is alive?
  • Wait, insurance fraud?  Not gonna lie, that did surprise me
  • Miles’s execution is creepy
  • Men of red and gold, bearers of the final metal.”
  • That feels like it’ll be important later…
  • Marsh!?!
  • What a note to end the book on!
Regional Portuguese Costumes

The denomination of “regional” clothing is based in the notion of diversity according to social and geographic conditions, and other elements such as materials and practices, in way it contributes the comprehension of these specific types of clothing.

They are officiating clothes, linked to specific days or events and intractably connected to the idea of celebration. They bear a symbolism that walks hand-in-hand with religious practices, reflecting the culture of said region in a combination of elements that become easily distinguished between regions.

These costumes present themselves as a mythos, or a profound mythology, with its relation to a praxis connected to Catholicism. But they bear roots from the immense diversity of Portuguese history, from Muslim art forms that survived, and strived, through centuries, to ancient beliefs or superstitions, rooted in ancient pre-roman cultures, still alive today in many villages. They can be divided (1) in two great zones based on its polychromatic characteristics: as we get closer to the sea, women «enhance its polychromatic characteristics and complicate their clothing», as opposed to serranas, women from the ridges of the interior, that bear a more monochromatic way of dressing. This is evidenced through the wearing of the scarf, connected to the role of women in society: in serrana societies, of the interior, or the hillside of the country, women cover their forehead, whereas the coastline and south regions, where the sea is in direct relation toin the way of living, the forehead is released, evidencing more liberties of the role of women in its society. 

Traditional costumes from Serra da Estrela, a type of serrana.

Costumes for romaria, male and female, from Póvoa de Vazim, a fishing town.

Five great elements can be pointed in Portuguese costuming overall (2):

1. The representation of affection, often a symbol crafted in some decorative element of the costume or adornment to be worn with the costume itself3. This affection doesn’t limit to representations of love, but also of grief in a much demarcated tradition of mourning, rooted in catholic liturgy (4). 

A lovers’ handkerchief, or lenço dos namorados.

2) The proliferation of the usage of gold. Two elements play a part here, the first considering the financial security gold represented for lower-class people, since it could be pawned in a more desperate situation. It also secured the gold-bearer, usually the women being the most ostentatious ones, as the matron of the household, in a competitive spirit between neighbors. The usage of gold is so popular and traditional it maintains today, despite social class. The second element is of an intricate catholic inheritance, which we can trace back to the baroque era: the need to “distort” the body, which is to eliminate the sensual curves of the female body. As in the Iberian fashion of the 17th century women (5) found heavy gold and jewel decoration to cover parts of the body usually defined as sensual, such as the chest, this tradition passed on to popular costuming. A fine example of this gold usage is the minhota costume, where a certain “iconography” reads in a certain symbolism that traces back to the rocaille, particularly to queen D. Maria I, whose promise of raising a basilica if she bore a baron to the kingdom, resulted in Basílica da Estrela, a church to Sagrado Coração de Jesus, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a symbol today popularized in minhota golden earrings with an asymmetrical heart. Many of these golden adornments can be traced back to interpretations or direct importations of jewelry wore by queens for different periods.

Example of heart-shaped arrecadas. Arrecadas are known of a few dominant shapes, mainly in gold (silver became popular only later, in a touristic fashion), of which the most beautiful in craft and better known are the Brincos à Rainha, the queen-style earrings.

3) Preference for linen and wool. Both materials are a strong symbol of a working class people, who both seek the best materials to guard them from the cold and find more accessible. Although silk was popular to a degree, it prevailed in nobility and aristocracy.

Two examples of a minhota costume: on the left, a bride and groom; on the right, a lavadeira (washerwoman). Notice the heavy gold wore by the bride on her chest.

4) The afore mentioned chromatic division between coastline and interior. While the colorful costuming of coastline societies reflected the festive spirit, the darker colors of the men and women living in the ridges translated the hardship of the work and lifestyle, as well the colder and aggravated climate.

A nazarene widdow costume, with the embuçada, the mourning veil.

5) Religiousness in costume ornamentation. Conceived mostly in accordance to the liturgical calendar, in a society where there is a saint for every day of the week and where birth, baptism, marriage and death were the most important moments of someone’s life, competition was vivid in festive costumes. During romaria (6), one dressed themselves to be seen.

The study of these costuming have only recently been more focused on from a scientific and anthropologic perspective. Through the eye romanticism, from Almeida Garret’s Viagens na Minha Terra (7) to the first naturalist and realist painter’s perspective, these costumes appear as a nationalistic embodiment of a people that withdraws its original intentions and usages from their context and gives them new ones. With the New Estate and the dictatorship, they were held as the prime example of the true Portuguese soul. But despite their interpretations, with new eyes on their study, they are cherished in their uniqueness and beauty, within the context of their creation, which translates the diversity of a festive spirit that is very different from region to region.

(1) According to Luís Chaves.
(2) As proposed by Madalena Brás Teixeira.
(3) As an example, in Minho exists a great tradition of adding hearts to one’s costume, particularly of bride and groom, of which the better known are the heart-shaped arrecadas, or heavy golden earrings made of filigrana, as well as the lenços de namorados, or “lovers’ handkerchiefs”, a white handkerchief with love declarations written in colorful embroidery (notable for being written with spelling mistakes, since they were made by illiterate people).  Some of these elements even represent a sexualized tone, such algibeira de minhota, the “minhota pocket”.
(4) As the costumes typical from Nazaré are an example of. These mourning practices, taken with extreme seriousness, were common in fishing communities, where often the man of the household would travel for months for fishing and their house depended on such. As a demonstration of perpetual grief, the embuçadas appear in this region, a covering of the face up until the eyes, of evident Islamic influence.
(5) An example of such is the portrait of Queen Catherine of Braganza’s mother, queen Luíza de Gusmán. It was predominant in both Spain and Portugal.
(6) Romaria is a devotional procession to a church or parish. Time, however, gave the word a connotation of “religious festivity”.
(7) Published in 1846, the book travels along the deep Portuguese regions such as Santarém, exploring with a romanticized eye the peoples and their costumes in a realist tone, as, similarly, Eça de Queiroz will later do.

btred1  asked:

So who becomes the Lord of the Rock now that Tywin and his brother are gone and lancel is whatever he is. I'm sorry I'm sure I have missed this answer before but I can't see far enough down the line.

OK, first off, dig out your copy of TWOIAF and go to the end pages for the Lannister family tree. Don’t have it? Here you go. You’ll see that it has Kevan in bold as a ruling lord. That’s incorrect and will be fixed in the next edition (and may already be fixed in the ebook version). The actual current ruling Lady of Casterly Rock is Cersei Lannister. (Check the AFFC appendix if you want proof.)

Now, how did we get there? Remember that Jaime cannot inherit, since he’s Kingsguard. Tyrion is a disinherited criminal in exile with a death sentence on his head, so he has no legal right to the Rock either. (Which didn’t stop him from using his status as lord-in-exile to promise the Second Sons lots of gold as bearer bonds, but whether any of them will be able to collect is a different question.) And per standard Westeros succession laws, inheritance goes sons (in birth order), then daughters (in birth order), then you move to the siblings of the previous ruler. Therefore Cersei inherits, and note Kevan did strongly encourage her to leave King’s Landing and take up her role as Lady of Casterly Rock, but she refused to leave her position of Queen Regent for Tommen.

But the real question is who rules House Lannister after Cersei. (Especially considering her own legal situation and prophesied death sentence.) If Tyrion had a legitimate child, that child might inherit even considering his legal status (which is a factor in the “black widow Sansa rules Westeros via marriages and assassinations” crack theory), but it’s very hard for the children of dispossessed lords to collect anything. (Though an unstated rule regarding inheritance laws is that when there’s a question, who has the bigger army is generally the answer.) And so we’ll factor Tyrion’s potential descendants out for now (especially as he currently has no known children let alone legitimate ones) and move back to Cersei.

Her son Tommen would be Lord of CR after her, but as King of Westeros, he passes. So it should then go to Cersei’s daughter Myrcella, with Trystane Martell as her consort. (Nevermind that Myrcella is a Baratheon; if she inherited CR she’d probably change her name to Lannister.) However – there is the major factor that both Tommen and Myrcella are actually bastards born of incest (which has not yet been legally proved but nevertheless) and also have a prophesied death sentence on their poor heads. So we’re going to assume they’ll never get a chance at the Rock, sorry to say, (and never get a chance to have children either, again sorry), and move on.

So the next in line would be Tywin’s brother Kevan, but he’s dead. His eldest son Lancel has become a Warrior’s Son, which he used as a way to get out of ruling Darry, so we’ll assume it precludes him from ruling House Lannister as well. Kevan’s next son Willem was murdered by Rickard Karstark. But Willem’s twin Martyn (age 14-ish) is still alive. Therefore, if Cersei and Tommen and Myrcella die, and Tyrion either dies or can’t ever take his claim, Martyn Lannister will become ruling lord of Casterly Rock.

But what happens if Martyn dies? Well, then the inheritance would go to his little sister Janei. (Currently a toddler, and unfortunately the fate of the last infant Lady of CR wasn’t especially good.) After her, it would go to Tywin’s late brother Tygett’s son Tyrek – who is missing, believed dead, but that’s where the “Varys is hiding heirs for some purpose” conspiracy theory comes in. But if Tyrek is actually dead, then the inheritance would go to Tywin’s sister Genna. (Currently Lady of Riverrun but I very much doubt she’d pass on Casterly Rock.) And after her, to her descendants; first to the sons of her (late) eldest son Cleos Frey, then to Cleos’s brothers.

And after that, if it ever does get to that point, the Lannisters would have exhausted the descendants of Tytos Lannister. So you’d move to the descendants of Tytos’s brother Jason – of whom the heir is currently Damion Lannister, castellan of Casterly Rock. But I think you can follow the inheritance rules as they travel along the family tree from there, so I’ll stop now. Hope that helps!


by xredninja (with additional material by TauMan942)

Chaos Undivided: You have two cows, you brand them with heretical symbols and sacrifice them for the glory of chaos. One comes back as an un-dead zombie follower of Chaos, the other as a Daemon-Cow Lord.

Khorne: You have two cows, BUT you are really, really fucking angry! You no longer have two cows. ‘Bovine blood for the Blood God!’

Tzeentch: You have two cows, one tells lies and the other tells the truth; also one cow is made of tentacles and the other is a gas cloud. 'Just as planned!’

Nurgle: You have two cows, one you give the gift of hoof and mouth disease, and to the other cow you give the gift of 'mad cow’ disease.

Slaneesh: You have two cows. One of them is bi-sexual and the other is a hermaphrodite. You are about to have a very fun night!

Chaos Marines
Alpha Legion: NO SUCH COWS EXISTS. But if there such a hypothetical cow or cows, they would be identical in every way, and they might be working for Chaos, or…maybe not?

Night Lords: You have two cows, who are like crazy fucking spooky! Like in all black with bat wing ears and shit! And they only attack kittens, small children, and old people, but only at night…in the dark!

One-thousand Sons: You have two cows, one is a pile of dust in metal cow suit, and the other is a terrifying bovine sorcerer. But hey don’t they look great in blue and gold!

Word Bearers: THESE TWO COWS ARE A TESTAMENT TO CHAOS’ GLORY! Let’s all now say amen!

Emperors Children: You have two cows. One cow is beautiful beyond belief and sings seductive melodious songs, and its’ milk is a concoction of mescaline and LSD. The other cow has a neon pink hide with attached loudspeakers, and its’ milk is cocaine. Fucking Fabius Bile!


Iron Warriors: You have two cows inside a concrete box, but it’s Chaos concrete so it’s better than the Irons Hands concrete box in every way. But then again these cows really KNOW how to blow shit up!

Black Legion: You have two cows, neither has any arms; but they do look good in black armour edged in gold. Mostly the cows just sit around and brood about the 'Good o'days with Horus’ or about how freakn’ angry they are with the 'False Emperor’.


etsyfindoftheday | wedding week | 6.18.15

DAY SIX: wedding extras
featured: stained glass ring boxes by abjglassworks

  • prism stained glass ring holder
  • stained glass hinged ring display box

even if you’re not going the ring bearer route, you could still treat yo self to a beautiful ring box or ring holder … if nothing else, for your photographer to get some baller shots of your rings pre-ceremony! these stained glass beauties from abjglassworks come in multiple shapes, styles, and color combinations so you can pick your perfect match.

Something Extraordinary

Summary: Emma is a contestant on MasterChef. Killian is the celebrity chef who comes in to mentor for a week. It turns out they have far more in common than they ever expected.

A/N: Possibly the stupidest thing I’ve ever written? Haha


If she was being completely honest, Emma entered MasterChef for the express purpose of pissing off Neal. 

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