orchid jewellery

anonymous asked:

do you know of any fics where all the Feanorians are women? I looked on AO3 in the relevant tags but there's just modern AU and individual character genderswaps - including femslash Russingon, which is nice, but I want DAUGHTERS OF FEANOR

this ask made me think two things:

a) I am so sad that I do not know of any fics like this

b) I had a long conversation with kassmodeus​ at some point about how, given that the stories of the First Age have clearly mostly come down to us via the Numenorean tradition and given how little we in modern times actually know about Elves, it is entirely possible that the reason the Silm is so dude-heavy is that ancient Men actually found it very difficult to tell the difference between male and female Elves. they’re a different species. they wear complicated clothes. the sexual dimorphism is subtle anyway. (’they all just look sort of beautiful and leggy, like orchid mantises with good hair!’) 

so what if in fact fifty percent of the characters in the Silm are female and the Men just couldn’t work out which ones? ‘what pronouns do we go with?’ ‘just assume male for now and if it starts making out with a handsome male human then maybe it was female after all.’ 

The only girl Elves Men are completely sure about, in fact, are Luthien, Idril, and Arwen. 

wait, no, three things:

c) this textsfromsauron post

Hogwarts Houses Aesthetics
  • Hufflepuff: honeysuckle, sunrays ,a baby's first laughter, rainbows, kittens, a friend covering you with a blanket when you've fallen asleep, hot coffee, woolen socks, Halloween,girls giggling, rosy cheeks, cinnamon buns, homemade cookies dipped in fresh milk, family gatherings, warm hugs, random compliments from strangers, orange groves, a child feeding a butterfly, medieval fairytales, the tooth fairy, panda bears, dirty knees, honeyed lemonade, cherry earrings,bunnies, floral tapisseries,the house door open 24/7 for everyone, happy cries, airport hugs , morning dew,daisy fields,the friendly stranger who smiles at you, the joy of small things
  • Gryffindor: homemade cake, fireplaces, the smell of burning wood, golden wallpapers,family trees,blown candles,european cathedrals, wonderlust, moonless nights, falling star wishes,bonfires, midsummer nights,ghost stories, students' rebellions, a passionate kiss in the rain, musical premieres, christmas reveillons,team hugs before a game, concerts, motorcycle races,night candatas, Lorca's poetry, secret lovers, Venice, ancient oak trees, the deep sensuality of roman languages, Shakespeare's playes performed in the 18th century, stone cottages, drunk lovers dancing in the moonlight,dirty feet, messy hair
  • Ravenclaw: blueberries, plum galettes, black hairbuns, hands stained with ink, nails bitten to the quick, dog-eared books, blown candles,collarbones,oxford shoes, shy smiles and quick glances in the library, British boarding schools,drunk conversations about the meaning of life,Scandinavia, black bitter tea,silver jewellery, castles, orchids, male perfumes and androgynous outfits, round glasses, cappuccino flavoured macarons, turtle necks, eyebrow dance, knitted high thigh socks,abandoned villas, the english countryside, blue velvet, dark bags under the eyes, cold cheeks,a quick puff of cigarette before class, anxiety, German Romanticism, amethyst, passive-aggressive, perfectionism, deep affection under a thick layer of sarcasm,a thing for bearded teachers, the smell of parchment, bookstores...
  • Slytherin: wingtip shoes, black vanilla cigarettes, silent films, dusty empty vodka bottles, british boarding schools, golf,gothic architecture, candlelit cathedrals, Chopin, Salvador Dali, scandinavian whodunits, dystopian futuristic novels, a weekly existential crisis, strawberries dipped in Valrhona chocolate, Bertolucci's films, black pearls, bubble baths( in virgins' blood), red lips no matter when or where, the sound of killer heels on the pavement, cheekbones, pale skin, haskis, nordic nature, blood oranges, reptiles, carnivore flowers, lace, candlesticks, Serge Gainsbourg's records, Chanel No 5,Paris at night, feeding the pigeons,, indie bars, post-war Berlin, trainee lawyers
My Ravenclaw aesthetics
  • <p> <b></b> blueberries, plum galettes, black hairbuns, hands stained with ink, nails bitten to the quick, dog-eared books, blown candles,collarbones,oxford shoes, shy smiles and quick glances in the library, British boarding schools,drunk conversations about the meaning of life,Scandinavia, black bitter tea,silver jewellery, castles, orchids, male perfumes and androgynous outfits, round glasses, cappuccino flavoured macarons, turtle necks, eyebrow dance, knitted high thigh socks,abandoned villas, the english countryside, blue velvet, dark bags under the eyes, cold cheeks,a quick puff of cigarette before class, anxiety, German Romanticism, amethyst, passive-aggressive, perfectionism, deep affection under a thick layer of sarcasm,a thing for bearded teachers, the smell of parchment, bookstores...<p/></p>