i have no clue about fashion

What Skam Does Right: an essay by me because i’ve lost all chill

so there’s an infinate number of “““teen””” shows and films that deal with “““teen””” problems that are aimed at The Youths to try and tell us how to deal with our own lives. and there’s some obvious issues that we all know and love like when it’s written by 40-somethings who think the way they experienced highschool in 1979 is how it works now and generally have no clue about modern teen culture, slang, fashion, life, everything, etc.

that said, there’s still a lot of media that manages to avoid being like that. but i still think skam takes it to another level, like yeah, by how it’s marketed and the use of social media and everything the fandom has already discussed at length, but also the way the narrative structures ignorance as a concept.

often a narrative focused on Teaching Life Lessons has a clear character representing the Bad Ideas and a clear character representing the Good Ideas. makes sense, we want these troubled teens to know right from wrong, and they’re not smart enough to understand anything thats not a totally black-and-white plot filled with two-dimensional sterotypes right?? right. so say in a typical coming out narrative we have the Highschool Bully or the Shitty Parent or Religious Zealot or someone similar, and they spurt ALL the bad ideas, all the homophobia and ignorance, and the audience knows they’re wrong because they’re framed to be Evil and their beliefs Evil and everything they do is Evil. then we have the character, often a protagonist, who is Gay and Struggling and has Never Done Anything Wrong Ever. in the end, good overcomes evil and yay teenagers learn that queers are like people or something. then switch ‘gay’ for literally any other minority, make a different Teen Movie about sexism or racism or ableism, rinse, repeat.

like there isn’t anything really wrong with this formula it’s just wildly overdone and insanely simplistic, more of a fable than a representation of how life actually works. real life is messy and grey. there is no definitive light and dark side of the force kinda bullshit….. which finally brings me to skam.

in skam, everyone has a purposfully acknowledged percentage of sheer ignorance, things they understand and things they reeeeally don’t. think about magnus being a bit of a dunce about isak’s sexuality, but then turning around to school him on bipolar (this post explains it very well). this is how real life works. nobody is the ideologically flawless character, teaching the ideologically backwards character that they are Wrong About Everything. everyone is pulling everyone up, everyone is making an idiot of themselves, everyone is learning.

i feel the dichotomous narrative often Specifically Tells the audience which are the good ideas and which are the bad based on what character says them - the issue is this lesson can’t expand outward to anything that the narrative doesn’t directly deal with. a story saying “homophobia is bad” limits itself, it doesn’t leave the door open for people to consider maybe racism or transphobia is also bad unless those issues are directly acknowledged.

with skam, over and over again, communication is highlighted as the best way to solve any issue. it gives a range of examples, yeah, but in the end it teaches HOW to deal with new issues, not simply a list of behaviours not to emulate. it’s never “don’t be That Guy”, it’s “everyone can be That Guy sometimes, it’s gonna happen, you’re gonna be ignorant about something, but here is how you overcome and deal with it…” and i just really fucking love and respect that.

missteagodess  asked:

What would the 104th and the vets do in a fashion show? Would the slay that catwalk or face plant into the public 😂

Mikasa: Slays, though her walk is more military than catwalk, walks to ‘My songs know what you did in the dark’ by FOB
Reiner: Would be pretty darn good like nice, dude, walks to ‘I’m too sexy’ by Right Said Fred
Bertholdt: Would kinda mess up but look good while doing so, would walk to ‘Tainted love’ my Marilyn Manson
Annie: Would be amazing! Like wow! Would walk to ‘Blue Monday’ by The New Order
Eren: Would kinda suck but everyone would love it anyway, walks to GurenNo Yumiya by Linked Horizon
Jean: Would try too hard… would walk to ‘crazy in love’ by Beyoncé
Marco: Too cute for this shit, walks to ‘Manic Monday’ by The Bangles
Sasha: Would fuck up tbh, probably even fall, walks to ‘Happy’ by Pharell Williams
Connie: Would do pretty good, better than expected, walks to ‘Hotline Bling’ by Drake
Historia: Slays, like wow what the fuck! Walks to ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries
Armin: Would try and do okay, but not great, walks to ‘Shape of you’ by Ed Sheeran
Ymir: Would do more entertainment than modeling, walks to ‘Call on me’ By Eric Prydz
Levi: Doesn’t try, everyone loves it, he has no clue why, walks to ‘The Greatest’ by Sia
Hanji: Is more creepy than fashionable, walks to ‘Human’ by Rag’n’Bone man
Erwin: Pretty good, yes, the peeps love it, walks to ‘Pillow Talk’ by Zayn
Nanaba: Might fall face first, walks to ‘Blank Space’ by Taylor Swift
Mike: Doesn’t do good, but it looks nice anyway, walks to ‘Starboy’ by The Weeknd
Moblit: Trips, but is professional about it, walks to ‘She Will Be Loved’ By Maroon 5

Obviously I have never seen a Fashion Show (except Victoria’s secret, because wow!)

The Gatewatch Have Failed Each Task So Far

There’s been a lot of talk on my feed about how the Gatewatch are just waltzing through the challenges they face like a home-made banner at a pep rally. While they are all currently whole in body, and the perceived threat from each plane is no longer actively threatening, follow me down this line of thought.


The Gatewatch have failed at what they have set out to do, every time.

Their name is synonymous with failure.

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kurotsuki?

so you know how everyone is like ‘tsukki, the accidental model’ well how about he legitimately is a model (and a pretty famous one at that) but because the entire team are such nerds they have no clue and then kenma’s looking at, idk, a gaming catalogue and he calls up kuroo because he’s just spotted tsukki in an advertisement for one of his favourite games and kuroo is Losing His Shit because tsukki just got x100000000 hotter

idk what comes next but this is an au i can totally get behind


Omg queue Karasuno plus Kuroo begging to come to a photoshoot and fashion shows and Kenma low key wanting to come too. And just Kuroo absolutely drooling over Tsukki when he sees him but still thinking he’s the most beautiful on the court or when he’s being a smartass to everyone and just falling in love with him more and more AHHH I fully support this headcanon

Originally posted by tandoresuperskull

~Mod 7 

So me and @reye-chan were talking about Papyrus and his…eccentric fashion choices and the following headcanon came about

Imagine Papyrus coming in to work one day, at one of the various jobs he holds on the Surface, dressed in an obnoxiously colored top (probably a muscle shirt or something) and a pair of Daisy Dukes

Needless to say, this isn’t exactly professional dress, so his boss confronts him about it, which leads to more or less the following exchange:

Boss: Papyrus, I’m going to have to ask you to change.

Papyrus: CHANGE? WHY?

Boss: Your outfit. It’s not appropriate. It shows too much skin.

Papyrus: I HAVE NO SKIN.

A chorus of “OOO CHECKMATE’ rings out from the crowd that was totally standing there watching this happening all along. A pair of sunglasses materializes on Papyrus’ face as he falls back into his group of adoring fans and crowdsurfs away. And then the whole train applauded the end

ID #27996

Name: Jasmina
Age: 18
Country: United Kingdom

 Hiya ^-^
I’m an enthusiastic person, I live off bad jokes and memes. I’m obsessed with reading (fiction, drama, fantasy… Harry Potter, TMI, and so on..) and writing (I’m going on to study journalism this year). I love DIY and crafty things, I used to make little polymer clay figurines when I had more spare time in my life, hoping to get back into that soon. In the mean time I’m journaling, writing book reviews, drinking a lot of tea, and watching YouTube or anime (or both). I’m into alternative fashion and lifestyle (my hair is constantly different colours and I’m all about standing out from the crowd, at the same time being a bit scared to. Don’t ask how that works. I have no clue). I’m looking for deep conversations and hopefully a great friendship :3

Preferences
- if you support Trump then no thanks :)
- if you’re homophobic or any other type of ass then no thanks :)

Sewing Needles & Paw Prints

Prompt:  Soulmate AU, on your 16th birthday you get a symbol on your body that represents your soulmate.  The symbols are in the same place as your soulmate.
Basically I wrote a 9.2k one shot for this prompt and here it is.
If you want to read it on AO3 then click here.

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Sam meets Castiel on a sunny Thursday afternoon.

For freaking months now Dean was talking about this “weird, dorky, little guy” he accidentally ran into at the coffee shop near his workplace. There had been hot liquids spilled all over the place, apologies left and right, probably a bit blushing (though Dean denies this specific part of the story) and the exchanging of phone numbers because both of them insisted on paying for the dry cleaner’s and they weren’t able to solve the issue within the last ten minutes of Dean’s break.

So they agreed to stay in touch … and then somewhere along the way a unique friendship came to life.

Sam had been fairly surprised when he first heard about this since Castiel didn’t seem like the kind of guy Dean usually hung out with. Dean liked down-to-earth men who could distinguish Led Zeppelin from Metallica without consulting google first. Guys who enjoyed drinking beer, playing pool and once in a while talking about more serious topics.

Castiel, however, doesn’t appear to fit into this category.

He’s a history professor at the local college, listens to classical music in his free time, uses his TV only occasionally and mostly for watching documentaries or the news (“I mean, he doesn’t have a fucking clue about Star Trek, can you imagine?”) and he obviously drives the ugliest pimp car ever. Dean is complaining constantly about the guy’s tastes and fashion sense, about his inability to get jokes or innuendos and the bird’s nest on his head.

For Sam it seemed that those two had nothing in common at all.

But when he finally meets Castiel, after several months of hearing the wildest stories by Dean, he gets it.

Yes, there are differences. Quite big ones, actually.

But at the same time they just fit.

Apart from the fact that Castiel is really a nice guy and you can’t help liking him, no matter what, Dean and he have a special thing going on. Dean seems more open with him around and always keeps Castiel close as if he wouldn’t be able to bear any kind of distance between them. They work in absolute sync in the kitchen, preparing the dinner and chatting about Vonnegut and bees. They seem like they know each other for freaking ages, being completely relaxed and comfortable in each other’s company.

And you don’t find something like this very often.

So when Castiel retreats to the kitchen later that night to rinse some plates, Sam drops onto the couch right next to Dean, a beer bottle in his hands, and says, “I like him. You should keep him around.”

Dean snorts, his eyes fixed on Castiel’s back. “I’m planning to.”

And there is something flickering in his eyes that makes Sam pause.

Fondness.

And …

Oh.

Oh!

Well, Sam officially declares himself the stupidest and densest person on earth.

How the hell did he not see that?

“I’m gonna marry him someday,” Dean continues, his expression determined, yet so warm, as if he can’t wait for this to happen.

And Sam finds himself gaping and nearly choking on his beer because he never thought he’d hear those words out of Dean’s mouth. Ever.

Sure, Dean had some serious and semi-serious relationships before, but he never talked about marriage or anything remotely similar. At least not without pulling a face and looking like he wanted to get away as fast as possible.

But now he simply smiles. Looks happy.

“I know most people would say it’s way too early to think about that,” Dean says, still watching Castiel as if he can’t imagine there being anything more exciting than seeing the guy scrape leftovers off the dishes. “But I just … know.”

And Sam nods because it makes sense.

It sure as hell does.

“You two fit,” he agrees and can’t keep himself from returning Dean’s blinding grin.

anonymous asked:

I know you are hoping AG4 is more ballads, harmonies, and lullabies (I do too), but what do you think will happen to Ariana's next album? What are your predictions about the style of music, aesthetic, fashion, and how well you think it will do? Do you think she will still go more towards Dangerous Women or go back to yours truly vibes?

I honestly have no idea where we go from here, 

I have many ideas on what I’d like it to look and sound like but realistically I have no clue what we’re in for :)

anonymous asked:

do you know what the latest trends are in Korean for young teens ? 🐙🐙

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!! (i linked stufff)

Things trend in korea by idols/celebrities/basically what comes out on tv… so basically the codis start it and the people make it a trend…if one thing trends EVERYONE has to get it, and right now…

  • thrasher t-shirts and accessories honestly idk why but right now a lot of brand name shirts are really trending. Ill list some of them: oioi, supreme,stussy,champion,nike,adidas,obey,chance chance (chance chance and thrasher was worn by alot of idols and celebrities)
  • shirt over shirt!!! 1 really hot right now for like all ages
  • hat with rings on it 1,2,3 hiphop
  • off the shoulder tops &1
  • styling the front of your hair like this
  • shops like this 1,2,3
  • waiting in line for 4 hours at 2 am to buy 17 limited edition starbucks cups
  • vintage style shorts& aa style shorts 1,2,3
  • zootopia and finding dory like seriously tho, the girls in their teens and twenties made a bigger deal about it then the little kids
  • socks 1,2,3
  • vintage camp(?) shirts 1,2,3 idk what to call them
  • if your dating someone letting everyone know by wearing outfits like this
  • one pieces over shirts 1
  • circle lenses
  • this brand’s shirts
  • jerseys of american sports teams that they probably have no clue about

anonymous asked:

can you recommend me some romantic comedy movies ???

Can I? CAN I? Fuck yes I can, let’s do this. 

1. The Proposal 

Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock star in this movie about a boss from hell who is about to be deported, so she forces her assistant to marry her so that she can get a green card. This is every single fake dating fic you’ve ever read in action, as well as the enemies to lovers trope well at play. Reynolds and Bullock were bros for years before filming, and their friendship allows for ease when it comes to acting together– you can tell that they had fun filming. 

This isn’t your usual rom com, in that the two lead actors and exquisite ensemble cast (including, yes, Betty White) make it so fucking funny. It’s directed by a woman, who knows what women like, but also allows her story and the characters to be smart as a whip, which is so refreshing. It follows the marriage plot pattern, but gets there in a fun, unique way that doesn’t always feel like you’re watching a rom com. Also, if you hate cheese, this movie has minimal cheese. The moments where it is cheesy are the moments when you’ll be desperate for some good ol’ fashioned love because the romantic tension is just Too Much. 

I have a friend who hates romantic movies and she adores this movie. That’s how you know it’s good. 

2. Bridget Jones’ Diary

Bridget Jones is about to turn thirty years old and she is still single, still chubby, and still making hella bad decisions. Enter Mark Darcy, who is an uptight, recently divorced lawyer who Bridget dislikes almost instantly due to his standoffish personality. 

If you can’t tell just from this description (the love interest’s name is a pretty good clue) Bridget Jones’ Diary is just one of Colin Firth’s versions of Mr. Darcy. 

The book was written by a woman, who also helped write the script, and the movie was directed by a woman as well. It’s fun, full of hijinks (and secondhand embarrassment, dear god) and everybody should watch as many Colin Firth movies as humanly possible anyways. (Hugh Grant is the Wickham character, too, which is always a bonus.) 

3. Bride & Prejudice

Speaking of Pride & Prejudice adaptations, this one is one of my favorites of all time. It is a Bollywood Musical adaptation, starring the incredibly gorgeous Aishwarya Rai, who plays the Elizabeth character beautifully. This movie is a feast for the eyes– the colors are stunning, the costumes are stunning, the sights are stunning. It shows beautiful representations of familial and platonic relationships as well as romantic ones. It was also directed by a woman, and written by a husband and wife team. 

There’s something so gorgeous and pure about this movie. It’s one of my favorite films of all time and I am absolutely unapologetic about that. Featuring songs such as “No Life Without Wife” and gems such as “Some women have even become… The lesbian!” This movie is, I think, a must see. 

4. Notting Hill

Just one rom com variant of the famous AU that you will probably love. Hugh Grant plays a character who owns a travel bookstore. Julia Roberts plays a famous actress. When they meet by chance a few times, they slowly begin to fall for each other. 

There’s something so lovely and pure about this movie. It’s just… soft and nice, like you’re drawing a warm blanket over yourself. The grand gesture at the end is fantastic, but that’s not the part that will make you watch the movie again– it’s the scenes in the middle, when Anna is staying at Will’s house and they’re growing together as friends but possibly something more. It’s just… it’s so nice. As a viewer, it feels so good. 

Favorite line: “Happiness isn’t happiness without a violin playing goat.” 

5. 13 Going On 30 

Jenna Rink, sick of being thirteen-years-old and on the brink of adulthood, makes a wish that she could be thirty (thirty, flirty, and thriving.) When she wake sup, she’s thirty and (*gasp*) HAS BOOBS. The first thing she does, of course, is look up her best friend from childhood, who she hasn’t been friends with for years. It looks like she got her dream life, but left huge pieces of herself behind along the way.

This is the first PG-13 movie I was allowed to watch, and if I had to guess, I would say that it’s probably the movie I have watched and rewatched the most in my life. I think I can quote this movie word-for-word. It’s funny in a way that isn’t mean, which I think is very rare these days? The fact that Jenna is a thirteen year old makes the humor in this movie a delight. And the film, as a whole, has a rose colored lense that just makes the world seem prettier. Mundane things that people take for granted seem nice and fun and important. It’s weird, because I think it makes adult life seem simpler. Like… just be nice and treat other people well. Why do we over complicate it? 

Also Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo are both adorable. It’s the kind of movie that you watch when you’re sad, when you’re happy, when you’re sick, when you’re bored. Watching it feels warm and content. I would rec it to anybody who wants to smile. 

(This list has 26 films on it so I’m putting the rest of this under a read more.) 

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So I finally finished the book! Here are a few of the things that I made me yell and/or cry:

  • Elliot’s obsession with Hot Carla omg. It takes up so much of the book it’s such a shame we saw pretty much none of it in the show. I mean I don’t wanna start any discourse™ but I’m not 100% thrilled with the way Sam deals with LGBT people on the show, and Carla was played by an actual transgender person, so it would have been nice to see more of her.
  • Elliot always refers to Carla with the correct pronouns (unless he’s directly quoting one of the transphobic inmates). In his own damn journal. He didn’t have to do that, but he did. He DID that.
  • The confirmation that Elliot’s mom was definitely physically abusive :(( And the way Elliot said it was so offhand I just… it broke my fucking heart. 
  • Going along with that: Elliot and Darlene’s polar opposite views about their mother was also heartbreaking. We saw a bit of this in that scene where Elliot went to visit his mother, but the book gives a little more detail. It was just really interesting and sad.
  • Elliot calling Robot “the supreme asshole” (accurate)
  • EVERYTHING ELLEON JUST AHHHCGGXRXTX. Elliot listening intently to everything Leon says, Leon worrying about Elliot, Elliot genuinely considering his advice… it was all too much. And I still want more. I want another notebook that’s just 100+ pages of Elleon plz thx.
  • Leon just being pure as fuck and always trying to help Elliot and Carla
  • LEON AND CARLA GIVING ELLIOT THEIR PANCAKES AND THAT WHOLE INTERACTION AFTER THAT DEAR GOD I ASCENDED
  • The story about Moon Pie…. ffs I almost wanted to stop reading because I was nauseated and terrified of how it would end, but it was a nice ending I guess :(
  • Carla’s backstory… very sad and sort of cliche but I love that she got her name from someone who really cared for her. 
  • I love that Elliot is sort of a cheeseball?? He says things like “going bananas” and “super fabulous hairdresser.” In the show too, Elliot has a childlike quality about him. From the way he speaks to the way he approaches people, there’s a lack of maturity there, or at least less maturity than you would expect from someone who’s almost 30 (most likely caused by his childhood essentially being nonexistent). It’s really endearing and it’s great to see more of it in this book.
  • Conversely, Elliot is also quite a prick. This has been proven time and time again the show of course, but Carla said it best when she said that Elliot sees things too black and white, and really only ever sees things from his perspective. I think this is the negative part of his childlike personality. Children see things from their perspective first and foremost and, if all goes well, they learn to see things from other people’s point of view and they learn that there can be serious consequences from their actions. Elliot is obviously intelligent enough and old enough to understand his actions can have serious consequences, but he still doesn’t get the gray-area thing. Which makes sense considering his horrible childhood; growing up in an abusive environment, he and Darlene were constantly walking that fine line between everything being fine and everything being terrible, and it could all change in an instant. It clearly fucked him up in that way. He has a very do-or-die way of thinking.
  • Sam is a huge nerd for dropping in so many things that we were clearly supposed to get now that we’ve all seen s2, like when Leon was talking about that person who’s obsessed with time and it gets on his nerves. But because I am also a huge nerd I loved every single one of those not-so-subtle hints bye
  • THE POEM 😭😭😭😭 had me feeling like I was 12 again, wanting to keep that shit in my pocket and whatnot.
  • The main thing that really got to me was just seeing how ugly Elliot’s illness is, over and over again. It is not fucking pretty or poetic at all, ever. The way Robot’s attacks progressively got worse and worse was very hard to read. Elliot was suffering pretty much 24/7.
  • On a lighter note, there were several times that I laughed out loud at their interaction. I’m pretty sure I dropped the book at that part when Robot was going on one of his rants and Elliot replied “duly noted and ignored.”
  • I know nobody’s on the Elliot/Angela train but honestly, the way he talked about her was so sweet. I don’t think that just because there’s a romantic element to their situation that it’s now “tainted” or “cliche”; it’s still very complex and there’s still a lot that we don’t know. Also Elliot kept mentioning that Angela is not someone to fuck around with, and he really predicted Angela’s personality change that we saw throughout s2. So I really want to know more about what she was like when she was younger.
  • Sadly, the pages shown in the show (you can see them in this post) are not the same as they are in the actual book. The part with “Obama is really hot” wasn’t there. And neither was the part about latkes :((( Considering how insanely detail-oriented Sam is - plus the fact that I’m sure he knows we took screencaps of the notebook in the show - I find this pretty strange. Maybe it’s a clue of some sort, maybe the real book just changed throughout production… Who the hell knows.

Anyway. I’m still deciding whether or not I liked the book as a whole. It was a pretty exhausting read, and in true Sam fashion, he dropped in stuff that we still don’t have answers to… but I can’t help but be in awe of his dedication to this show. To create an interactive book like this, where everything looks so real… I just… Rami was not kidding when he said Sam doesn’t sleep. This show is clearly Sam’s baby and he’s literally obsessed with it and, as a fan, I’m just overwhelmed by it all. He’s so passionate about Mr. Robot and it really shows. I love my mortal enemy ok :(((

OK I’m done rambling now. I’ve queued up a few of my favorite quotes from the book so enjoy :)

anonymous asked:

Me about the chiam baby.. I thought Liam wasn't going to be named the father, and when he uploaded the picture I was like wait a minute. I don't have the energy to look into it, and I just don't know enough but he has looked sad lately and he also has been away from London for a bit. I commented on that with Louis a lot and I find it interesting with Liam as well.

like things with the chiam baby are totally shady and i’m not ignoring or denying that but cheryl was clearly actually pregnant and whether that’s from IVF or done the good ‘ol fashioned way i have no clue. i have no clue how liam fits into the picture either i’m just ???????? about everything

Hey Cassie! I’m a huge fan of your books and so excited to discover your new stories and characters in both TDA and TLH! I was re-reading the bane chronicles recently and after I finished Midnight Heir I couldn’t help but be completely fascinated by Grace Blackthorn. Being the huge nerd that I am (in preparation for TLH obviously lol) I started to get really into researching the Edwardian era. I ended up coming across the beauty standards for the women at the time and became curious… At the turn of the century the “Gibson Girl” was the height of feminine beauty. Apparently blondes were ‘out’ and tall statuesque ladies with dark hair, dark brows, pale skin and pink lips were the height of fashion. Blonde haired women even dyed their hair to keep up to date. None of these qualities (as far as I recall) apply to Grace and I was wondering why that was. I realize that Grace’s appeal obviously extends beyond her looks and that asking about your motives behind a characters physical appearance could be redundant and one of those “it is because it just is” questions. But because Grace’s beauty and charm seem to be such a huge part of her character (like Estella’s in Great expectations) it made me wonder about your reasons behind Grace’s particular brand of beauty. Do those “mundane” beauty standards not apply to Shadowhunters? Are her looks some kind of clue to her genetics? Is she meant to look ghostly like Miss Havisham? Or is she just the way she is because that’s what felt right? Anyways, thank you for creating such wonderful worlds to explore, they’ve all made me feel safe and happy when I otherwise wouldn’t have. Sending love!! Xoxo — conflictedfangirl

How cool of you to do research! The thing is, the dictates of high fashion rarely match up with what people find beautiful in the run of ordinary life. High fashion might have dictated that brunettes were “in” at the end of the Victorian era, but that didn’t prevent beautiful blondes from being celebrated. It didn’t prevent the Prince of Wales from pursuing Lilly Langtry, one of the most famous beauties of the time, and a blonde. There was also a brief period where colored hair was in — green, blue and pink — at the turn of the century, but it didn’t make young men spring up shouting “MAMA! I SHALL MARRY ONLY A PINK-HAIRED LASS!” (Unfortunately.)

Here for instance is a video of Edwardian-era cigarette cards showing examples of gorgeous girls of the times. You will notice the first one is blonde. Blonde girls may have been “out” of haute couture, but they were hardly “out” of fashion when it came to being admired. The Gibson Girl was also a very American ideal of beauty: very sporty and outdoorsy and fresh-faced; not so much a facet of English style.

Grace is charming, when she wants to be; she is also blonde. Because so much of her nature and mystery revolves around the idea of whether her feelings are dead, whether she is “frozen” inside, I gave her pale hair and skin and eyes, to echo that coldness. Whether they are a clue to anything genetically interesting about her, you’ll have to wait and see!

A clumsy student with poor self-esteem, Neville Longbottom was the only son of talented Aurors who, much like the Potters, were targeted for opposing Lord Voldemort. He grew up to be one of the most dedicated members of Dumbledore’s Army and a valiant warrior in the Battle of Hogwarts, proving his worth to the Gryffindor House.

  • I’ll admit I don’t have much of a clue about Neville, but it was the surname of a noble British warrior family from the medieval age (Wikipedia), so it could be taken as an old-fashioned English name that suggests nobility, for a true Gryffindor warrior.
  • Longbottom is an embarrassingly funny surname, for a boy who struggled to get respect from anybody at all.

Bonus: Neville had originally been named “Neville Puff” and “Neville Sidebottom”.

Cute Date Ideas

• Have a sing-along to Disney movies
• Person A makes a love song playlist featuring Person B’s favorite artists, and vice versa
• Picnic in the park with delivery Chinese food
• Pillow and blanket fort for movie night
• Playing video games together, either two player or on different consoles while on headset
• Seeing bad/old movies you can talk over
• Planning imaginary trips together
• Reading the other’s favorite book
• Marathoning a new show together
• Going grocery shopping and buying the weirdest food you can find, then trying it together
• Playing a board game, but you’re only allowed to talk in an accent (clue, CAH, whatever)
• Watching holiday movies during the wrong season (Elf during the summer, etc)
• Make your own nerdy charades game, possibly with inside jokes
• Sit at a book store and read only the last chapter of random books
• Go to a clothing store and have a fashion show
• Teach each other something (language, game, etc)
• Do random art together
• Give each other a makeover
• Camp out in the living room, make candle s'mores
• Write cheesy haikus about each other
• Watch your favorite childhood films together

These are just some random, cute ideas for dates that I thought of today. Keep in mind, these can be for any gender, or lack thereof.

I expect adorable pictures from anyone who uses these.