refined elegance

Why Your MBTI Type is Attractive

ESTP: You ooze tactile, and touch, something about your very down to earth and hands on persona is so tantalizing, you’re so full of passion and willpower, it’s hard not to find you sexy at all.

ISTP: Enigmatic, Aloof, brooding, with a low-key childlike humor is very intriguing you’re hard to miss, and something about your handiwork is beyond magnetizing, You’re an old soul and child in one.

ESFP: You are radiant, glowing with excitement and vivacity. Your inner strength and pure willpower are unbelievably attractive and admirable, you have this earthy, “I know what I’m doing” vibe.

ISFP: Your shyness hides this intense need for physical action and connection. Your independence and ethereal mystery create this atmosphere of depth and raw love of pleasure. You breathe sex appeal.

ESTJ: You have a commanding presence, something strong and secure and people wish they could handle anything thrown at them the may you do, you’re in control, and it’s hard to miss you with all that confidence.

ISTJ: You have a natural rhythm and go with your own flow, it’s insanely intoxicating. You have an air of structure and intensity, you’re willpower is undeniable, and your thoughts are like wildfire.

ESFJ: You are warmth, and generosity, something about your need for beauty and harmony is beyond desirable. You create a haven of light and love and are so sensual it’s beyond sexy.

ISFJ: Your discreet charm, and smitten smile is beyond attractive, you are tender hearted, but have this hidden strength that others can feel. They love your shelter and you radiate this intense love of sensuality.

ENTJ: you are usually perceived as confident in your thoughts and actions, you know what you’re doing and go into it without questioning, you’re calculated, and usually quite charismatic.

INTJ: You’re meticulous and observant, you work hard and play harder and people love that mystery of your very detached presence, something about you is both fully present and other worldly.

ENTP: You’re witty, charismatic, and novel. You’re like a flame and people are drawn to you. You have a sharp and piercing humor that is so magnetizing. You know how to persuade and are usually very smooth.

INTP: you’re lowkey, dreamy and so interesting. Something about your independence and aloofness is so interesting and people want to know the way you’re thinking, or what you’re thinking about at all.

ENFP: You radiate positivity, charm and electricity, your youthful need for adventure and possibility are contagious and you are so magnetic and sensational because of it.

INFP: You feel so deeply and ardently, you get swept into a dream world that others only wish they can touch. You’re full of romance, and saccharine that so many people feel drawn to your vulnerability.

ENFJ: You’re a warm, and uplifting spirit. Like the sun, you radiate certainty in yourself and something about your devotion to those you love is so incredibly attractive, you can’t be missed.

INFJ: You have a natural refinement and elegance to you, you have a beautiful presence of peace and wisdom and mystery. People want to know what you know, they want to get into your head.

Descendent signs 🌟

The 7th house aka your descendent represents what you will be attracted to, it is generally opposite your rising sign. For example my rising is Aires and my descendent is libra. I am definitely always attracted to a librian energy but also all the air signs(Gemini, Aquarius, libra).

Descendant in Aries (Ruled by Mars)

You are drawn to courageous individuals who have no difficulty asserting themselves. Your partner may appear as an athletic individual or entrepreneur. While your Libra rising can make you indecisive and diplomatic, you may be drawn to a partner who either helps you make decisions or makes them for you.

Descendant in Taurus (Ruled by Venus)

You are drawn to a stable partner who may be more practical and grounded than your Scorpio rising sign. You may impulsively jump into one relationship after another and eventually settle into an enduring and stable one. Your partner may be a provider or enjoy cooking for you with a demonstrated depth of sensuality.

Descendant in Gemini (Ruled by airy Mercury)

You are drawn to an inquisitive partner who may retain a youthful appearance. Sagittarius rising can lead you in search of greener pastures so it is not uncommon to have more than one partner at a time. Your partner appears to be very communicative and sociable and you may share conversations well into the early morning hours.

Descendant in Cancer (Ruled by the Moon)

Your Capricorn ascendant makes you slightly reserved in seeking a partnership and Cancer on the Descendant describes a homebody. You may be drawn to those who mother you in some way. Both Capricorn and Cancer prefer a less social lifestyle and enjoy time spent at home, cooking and building a wonderful nest.

Descendant in Leo (Ruled by the Sun)

You are drawn to a very dramatic partner who appears benevolent and full of character. Your Aquarius ascendant can lead you to explore unusual partnerships but your partner’s devotion, chivalry and knack for creating the perfect romantic evening can rescue you from your highly analytical perch.

Descendant in Virgo (Ruled by earthy Mercury)

You are drawn to a partner who appears organized and analytical with a wry sense of humor. Your Pisces ascendant might make it difficult for you to understand who you are let alone what you want. It may be that your partner provides a sense of routine or brings you an element of groundedness that is attractive to you.

Descendant in Libra (Ruled by airy Venus)

You are drawn to a refined and elegant individual who is charming and graceful. Your Aries rising can lead you from one adventure to another and your partner may ask just the right questions that lead you to lay down roots. Descendent in Libra describes a committed and loyal partner.

Descendant in Scorpio (Ruled by Pluto)

You are drawn to a partner who appears very intense and may prod you through deep transformational experiences. Your Taurus rising can make you slow to reveal yourself and a bit rooted in making changes. Your partner’s commitment to achieve deep intimacy appeals to your Taurus sensuality.

Descendant in Sagittarius (Ruled by Jupiter)

You are drawn to a partner who enjoys sports, philosophy and the outdoors. Your Gemini rising can make it difficult for anyone to truly know you and your partner provides just the amount of lightness and lack of routine that appeals to you. Long discussions into the night is suggested by this placement.

Descendant in Capricorn (Ruled by Saturn)

You are drawn to an ambitious and practical individual who values honesty over intense emotional expression. Your Cancer rising can make you behave like a mother to others and your mate appreciates your stability and desire to provide a comfortable nest.

Descendant in Aquarius (Ruled by Uranus)

You are drawn to unusual people who help you validate your own uniqueness. Your Leo rising can make you quite dramatic and romantic although your partner may operate more in the mental realms and won’t be overly emotional. There may be something unusual about how you approach relationships and your partner appreciates your open minded attitude.

Descendant in Pisces (Ruled by Neptune)

You are drawn to sensitive individuals who appreciate the value of family and roots. Your Virgo rising can make you want to jump in and organize your partner’s life. Your desire for routine provides stability for your partner who helps you dig deeper into intimacy where you may often bury your emotions in a highly analytical approach to life.

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My ultimate drarry headcannons

- Draco is elegant and refined from being raised as a pure-blood, he plays piano and violin and speaks French and can ballroom dance with his eyes closed, he drinks champagne and dresses in designer robes

- Draco is always clean and groomed, his clothes are always perfect and his smile is always charming, he knows just what to say when and to who to gain favours and worm his way into anyone’s good graces, his good looks don’t hurt things either

- Draco is quiet and studious, he’s resourceful and a deep thinker, he’s a light sleeper and likes things just so, his routine is his way of life and his public image is everything. Then we add Harry to that mix

- With Harry Draco is open and free, his smile is wide and dorky and shows all his teeth, he snorts when he laughs and blows bubbles into his milkshake through his straw because he’s a total dork and he’s allowed to be with Harry

- Harry brings out his wild side, they go exploring in the woods together and Draco is always the first to climb up a tree or dive into a river because it’s fun and life is fun and he wants to experience it with Harry, he’s constantly swinging upside from tree branches while Harry’s trying to read and always falling asleep in his lap in the sun

- When he’s home alone with Harry he wears knitted sweaters and jeans and always steals Harry’s winter jackets to curl up in, and once he starts getting his honorary Weasley jumpers at Christmas he wears it to bed every night until the next year because he loves to feel loved

- At home Harry cooks but Draco loves to create a mess in the kitchen and is constantly trying to cook the Muggle way and he’s actually pretty good at baking cakes and he makes one for Harry each year for his birthday, and Draco is the one who loves to go grocery shopping with Harry because there’s just something so domestic about it that reminds him he has a family now and he loves it

- Harry’s there when he needs to cry about his parents when he returns from their lunchtime meetings and they’ve argued again, Harry lets him rant about his coworkers in the Magical Law Enforcement Department and their pure-blood values, and Draco’s always there when Harry needs to talk about whatever horror he witness on his latest Auror mission with Ron, and he’s inches away from hexing someone when Harry comes home from work and is upset by someone’s comment about his sexuality or choice in partners

- Draco loves nothing more than dragging Harry to pure-blood dinner parties, half to watch him flounder like a guppie out of water and half because Harry looks real good in designer robes and it’s so cute when Harry tries his best to fit into Draco’s world

- Draco loves to see Harry socializing with his parents at these parties, and talking with his friends, and he especially loves the jealous look in his eyes when he dances with Pansy a bit too long or leans too close to Blaise when reaching for his next drink

- But as much as Draco loves to see Harry at his socialite parties, Harry loves to see Draco at HIS parties even more. He loves watching Draco sitting in his rumpled robes downing as many Firewhiskey’s as he can, drinking competitions with Ron or George, playing stupid Muggle games with Hermione and always gloating when he wins. Harry loves when Ginny bring in karaoke and Draco is the CHAMPION of karaoke and this is his jam don’t mess with this song! 

- What Harry loves the most though, is after the parties when Draco is tired beyond belief but he’s happy and smiling and just glowing and Harry has his breath taken away as he watches him undress and slide into bed with him, cuddling up next to him because Draco is the biggest teddy bear on the planet and he loves to cuddle

- Draco’s always up long before Harry, but he rarely gets up until Harry’s awake unless he has work, and when Harry does wake up he always kisses him senseless and that usually leads to morning sex. Harry will always make Draco his favourite tea in the morning and in the winter times he’ll clutch the hot cup in his cold hands and kiss the tip of Harry’s frozen nose over the steam of the tea and sit at the kitchen counter watching him cook breakfast making sexual comments about Harry’s fine arse whenever he turns around

- What Harry loves most about Draco is that Draco never asks, he never talks about anything personal if he has the impression Harry isn’t comfortable telling him. Draco will never ask about the horrors of the war or the pressure of being the Chosen One, and when Harry just needs quiet and peace Draco will be there to let him curl up in his lap and stroke his hair while he reads the paper and asks no questions. 

- What Draco loves most about Harry is that he makes him smile, and Draco hasn’t smiled in a long long time, Harry’s smile is precious to him and it takes his breath way each time he sees it, and he’s always trying to see it again. Draco loves the way Harry smells when he buries his face into his shirt, he loves how warm the boy always is and he loves how Harry pretends he doesn’t notice Draco crying when Harry presses kisses to the Dark Mark during sex

- Harry loves when Draco presses his lips to his scar just before bed, murmuring that he loves him, no matter how moody he is or how angry at Harry he’ll always kiss that scar and tell him he loves him and if Draco ever stopped then Harry would know it was over, but he never stops

The Prince Lance offer you some roses Milady ! ♡(ŐωŐ人)


There are Pink, Violet, Purple and Lilac roses ! (♡´艸`)

  • The pinks one : Symbolizing gentleness, femininity, elegance and refinement, the pink rose also transmits additional messages according to its tone. A dark pink indicates gratitude and appreciation, while pale shades suggest grace and kindness, admiration and happiness.
  • The violet one : The violet rose means long life.This is their way of you want good health,To send you good wishes or you wish a good party and many more to come.
  • And the purple & lilac ones : Considered by some to have an almost mystical nature, and having a meaning connected with enchantment, desire, and even precaution, It is not surprising that lilac and purple roses evoke a thunderbolt.(It is a perfect flower for Valentine’s Day.)


Also they are(both) for @blf19 because you’re amazingly awesome and you deserve the best! (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و

Down the Rabbit Hole

Originally posted by carezero

Pairing: Maknae line x Reader

Genre: Wonderland!Au / Angst / (eventual) Smut / Drabble series

Rated T for mentions of drugs, madness and mature themes 

Word count: 1.8k

Synopsis: It took Y/n months - years. Infinite days of searching, of wondering, of grasping to the tiny, fragile hope of not being crazy as everyone said.

(But, really, who isn’t a child of madness in this world?) 

And, finally, she found it: the key to open the gates to Wonderland. So, with a smile curling her lips and liquid danger between her fingers, the girl gladly fell once again.       

Author’s note: So, dunno what this thing is, an experiment, maybe. Hope you’ll enjoy this darkish lil series (cos of course if the horror isn’t deep embodied in my words I’m not happy). In the next parts things will get way more interesting tho - this is only the beginning, after all.


prelude // part 1


Prelude – Home again                                                                                  

                                                                                                      “Little Alice fell
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                                                                                                                          w
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                                                                                                               the hole,
                                                                                                bumped her head
                                                                                          and bruised her soul.”


The room is wide, nearly boundless, yet the smoke filling the area seems to deprive it of space as well as air. It makes the chamber suffocating, diseased, scorching, and the grey, cerulean spirals are almost the fingers of a lustful beast: they excite and rouse everything at their touch, they skim over soft cheeks and turgid lips, awakened by the click of a lock snapping open.

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NCT as DRINKS

Ten - Sparkling Cider (that bubbly gay shit)

Taeyong - The Cup (holds everything together aka if it breaks or somethin, it cant hold the drinks)

Jaehyun - Soju (alcohol aka adult stuff aka refined and elegant but makes people tipsy and stupid aka him)

Doyoung - Champagne (has bits of jaehyun and ten aka pretty refined but a little fruity and bubbly)

Taeil - Egg Nog (basic, but POPPIN just like the winter holidays)

Mark - Bottled Water (taken everywhere aka every unit and its vital for survival)

Haechan - Tap Water (basically mark’s twin, but a little more ratchet)

Yuta - Ramune (the standard japanese drink LOL I HAD TO)

Winwin - Tsingtao Beer (recognizable and chinese love it OKAY I ADMIT I WAS RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS)

Chenle - Sprite (the baby soda)

Renjun - Sierra Mist (basically the same as chenle)

Jeno - Fanta Orange (another baby soda but with a little more pizzaz)

Jaemin - Fanta Grape (another baby soda, just has subtle differences with jeno)

Jisung - Apple Juice (poppin but still a toddler)

Kun - Iced Tea (has loads of potential, but still needs fine tuning)

Hansol - Milk (pretty basic, no one gives it a chance)

Johnny - The Straw (super important but people dont use it very often aka sm flakes on his debut EDIT: JOHNNY IS DEBUTIN YALL YASSS)

I HOPE YOU LIKED MY COMPARISONS!!!! THIS WAS NOT INTENDED TO MAKE FUN OF THE MEMBERS OR OFFEND ANYONE. ALSO THE PICTURES DO NOT BELONG TO ME.

Ruby Reviews… Weiss (RWBY Snippet)

Hi, I’m Ruby. 

Welcome to the first episode of ‘Ruby Reviews…’. Today, I’ll be looking at Weiss. So… how does Weiss stack up?

If you’re looking for someone frosty on the outside and warm on the inside, then you need to go get yourself a Weiss. 

With a refined, elegant exterior, Weiss has mastered the fine art of looking down her nose at you in a way that is both endearing and aggravating. She can be counted on to always have her homework done (early and perfectly), giving her plenty of time to scold you about all of your homework, assignments, and basically anything related to academics.

Each Weiss also comes with one Myrtenaster. If you need to get something stabbed or blown up with an extravagant display of Dust-wielding skill, then Weiss can probably do it for you. She also come in a stylish combat skirt, which combines form and functionality perfectly.

To care for your Weiss, you need to be able to put up with her prickly nature. She would rather die of blood loss than admit she needs help, and you will have to work hard to get her trust you, especially if you used to belong to a former terrorist group that was out to wipe out her family. 

However, once you get your Weiss to trust you, you can rely on her to help you in any way she can. She doesn’t have a lot of friends, so she treasures the ones she does have. And even though she doesn’t seek out physical affection much, she won’t exactly refuse when you dish some out although she will probably grumble about how unseemly it is, all while hugging you back.

All in all, if you’re willing to put in the work, Weiss makes an ideal friend (or possibly more), the only downside is that she comes with some baggage. In particular, your Weiss comes with an awesome sister (Winter) but also a less than stellar father and brother. If you can ignore those two (or possibly have them quietly removed…), then you’ll be free to enjoy your Weiss to your heart’s content.

Or not.

Because she’s mine.

In short: Weiss is a 10/10, would friend/marry again.

Really though, half the reason PL and PLROA are bullshit is this idea that the VC crew is so elegant and refined and cultured. 

Like, nah. 

They can dress it up all they like, but really the main vamps are a better dressed, undead version of the Always Sunny crew: a pack of self-centered, traumatized garbage beings who stick together because nobody else can stand to be around them. 

Which is fucking fantastic, actually. Waaaaaaaaaaaay better than Vampire Court.

reliantstraylight  asked:

Hi there! I absolutely adore your writing :) If you're still taking prompts, here's a fun one; Peter asking Juno what he saw in Peter's memories in that Martian Tomb and absolutely refusing to let the subject drop.

“Oh, come now, Juno,” Nureyev whines. “You aren’t being fair.” 

That’s Peter Nureyev, Master Thief for you: elegant, refined, and seductive until the moment he doesn’t get his way, and then he’ll pout and whine like a little kid. 

Damn if I don’t love him for it.

“What’s unfair about it?” I ask. “It’s in my head and I’m fine letting it stay there.”

“But it was in my head first.” 

If it was a physical object, there’d be no keeping it from Nureyev. You can’t play keep-away with someone that tall and wiry, no matter how good you are– and even if you could, Nureyev would just snatch it out of my pocket the moment I’m halfway distracted.

We’ve already established that he’s especially good at distracting me.

Just tell me.” 

Maybe that’s what this is: a distraction. Because sure, they could be talk about me locking myself in with a mad Martian and a bomb, or walking out on him after probably the best sex of my life, or the six month dry spell that followed and all the ways it wasn’t worth what I did to him. Instead of all that and the awkwardness and headaches and shame that comes with it, Nureyev is fixating on the one thing that could possibly make him look bad.

It’s not just that, though. 

This might not be a physical game, but he’s draped all over me all the same. In any other scenario, this moment would be charged with tension and uncomfortable memories of the last time we were close enough to touch. Instead we’re a couple of oversized toddlers trying to out-stubborn each other. He’s flopped across my lap with his arms looped around my neck, and there’s nothing even remotely sexual about it. 

I’ve been dreading the thought of ever seeing him again. Now that he’s here, I’m having fun. 

That’s part of the reason I’m holding out as long as I am: every minute we spend bickering about this is another minute we can spend happy together. The moment I give in, all of that ends. Patricide tends to do that to a mood.

I think he knows that, too. 

If he really wanted to know, he just has to look me in the eyes and ask me seriously, and I’ll tell him everything he wants to know. For the moment, though, he seems to be content to let this stay a game. And as long as he’s okay with that, I am, too.

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[FINAL FANTASY x Non-Western Aesthetics]

Genesis Rhapsodos + Mughal India

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Princess Leia Organa Hoth costume displayed at the Star Wars Identities exhibition, London.

Today we lost a princess and a general, so what better time to look back at one of Leia’s most understated leadership looks. Empire Strikes Back showed a princess who was giving her everything to the Rebellion, maintaining moral and hope in the harshest of environments and in the face of absolute destruction, abandoning her post only when absolutely forced. Remember: She drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.

The first costume worn by Princess Leia in The Empire Strikes Back, this costume continued Leia’s familiar iconography whilst firmly placing her in an active and practical role. Unlike the gowns of the previous film, Leia now wears a combat snowsuit. This is the most identifiably ‘real world’ costume worn by Leia in the original trilogy. She both blends with and stands out from the rebels around her, maintaining her air of regal leadership even as she mucks in. The stand collar of her suit and the padded collar of her gilet both echo back to the collar and hood of her famous hero gown in A New Hope. The clean silhouette of this costume, with subtle quilting details and the simple lines of the waistband a zip-line continues the refined, understated Alderaanian elegance already established.

The colour palette worn by the rebels of Echo Base sits in shades of tan, beige and off-white. Leia’s shades of white and ivory are all her own, making her stand out and easy to follow on-camera on Hoth, and making her an isolated figure of light in the carbon freezing chamber when the snowsuit is worn again on Cloud City.

We followed the colour palette of the first  one. It was just creating the winter variants of the same things.
John Mollo, Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy

Note the difference in boots between this image from the set of Empire Strikes Back, and those displayed at SWID. The higher-wedge, grey boots are clearly visible in the infamous hallways scene with Han Solo (along with the cunningly disguised box Fisher was standing on) and in a number of other scenes, whereas the lower mukluk-style boots from the exhibition are clearly worn when Fisher is running towards the Falcon during the Echo Base evacuation. Skimming quickly through Empire, the darker boots show on camera more often giving the impression that the exhibition boots are Fisher’s stunt boots and the grey pair are the hero boots. However, the grey boots appear to be modified purchased boots. The exhibition boots have been made to specification. The most likely explanation is that the grey boots were intended to be off-camera boots to lend Fisher height, but they ended up being established on-camera against design (due to change in angles/shot order etc. before changes could be made or noted.) However, in Star Wars Costumes book, the mukluk-stye are described as the hero boots. A mystery!

Next Time: The explosive aesthetic of Sabine Wren
Last time: The path unfollowed: Leia & Padme

What the Signs Look Like

Aries:

Aries tend to have high set and narrow facial bones, broad foreheads, reddish cheeks, strong, sinewy and powerful bodies, strong eyebrows, and clear and penetrating eyes.

Originally posted by ulzzang011

Taurus:

Taurus usually appear to have childlike eyes, full lips, small and straight teeth, and thick, wavy hair. They typically have low foreheads, slightly thicker than usual necks, and attractive faces.

Originally posted by littlebird0111

Gemini:

Gemini’s hold a mischievous smile, medium to full lips, and a well-proportioned chin. They usually have high cheekbones and a youthful appearance. They are typically thin, with pointy features and long fingers. Gemini’s often appear quite fidgety.

Originally posted by beautifulmoda

Cancer:

Cancers are usually below average height, have brown hair, a round face, and a prominent forehead. Their nose is typically small and upturned, and they may have crooked teeth, with full lips. Cancer people also appear to have far apart eyes.

Originally posted by artsieaddiction

Leo: 

Leos are known for their thick, mane-like dark hair, large eyes, confident expression, and prominent nose. They usually are tall with thin waists, have wide-set shoulders, and athletic bodies.

Originally posted by vuitton-versace-and-chanel

Virgo:

Virgos are typically fair, with clean and glowing skin, a roundish or long face, and delicately-shaped lips. They have big and expressive eyes  and strong symmetrically refined features. Virgo’s may have long eyelashes and brownish hair as well.

Originally posted by beyonceperformances

Libra:

Libras commonly have dimpled cheeks, nose, knees, or elbows, a small face with a thin nose, and generally refined and well balanced features. They make lots of facial and hand gestures while talking and tend to have lithe and graceful movements.

Originally posted by dailyarianagifs

Scorpio:

Scorpios have strong, attractive features, intense and penetrating eyes, glowing skin, and an usually have a questioning expression. They have angular faces and typically dark, silky hair. Some Scorpios may have a hooked nose. They also have can usually achieve a dark tan or tans in general easily.

Originally posted by mtvstyle

Sagittarius:

Sagittarius people have innocent, oval-like faces, chiseled jawlines and a high, broad forehead. They also have a wide smile with straight teeth, and a tall well-formed, agile figure with strong legs (they are usually good runners). Sagittarius may have green or colored lighter eyes.

Originally posted by whatsadbeautifultragic

Capricorn:

Capricorns typically have large, doe-like, steady eyes, and a sallow or pale face. They usually have brown or darker hair that is glossy and typically flat. Their skin may be olive colored and tans easily, and they rarely have skin issues. Capricorns have very prominent cheek bones.

Originally posted by d-estinny

Aquarius:

Aquarius people have a friendly and approachable expression, large, round eyes, and finely chiseled facial features. They also have average sized noses and lips that are full at the center and thin out toward the sides. Aquarians are typically tall and either extremely clumsy or quite graceful.

Originally posted by iopenattheclose15-07-11

Pisces:

Pisces typically have innocent features, with a delicate, feminine expression. They tend to be medium height to short with short limbs. Pisces also seem to have satiny and healthy looking hair that is more thin than thick. Some would describe Pisces as elegant, or refined.

Originally posted by mlodiezb

Fritware bowl, with polychrome decoration and gold leaf in and over an opaque, white glaze. Minai type
Iran, Kashan; c. 1200AD

Minai means enamel in Persian, and the term refers to this type of pottery’s colorful decoration, which lies both in and over the glaze, here further enriched with gold. Like lusterware, it had to be fired twice and was consequently costly.

The finest-quality minai features the most exquisite painting of the period – elegant, refined art for the upper class, masterfully composed, innovative, and coloristically pleasing. The figures are the Turkish-Mongol type that is found in all the Persian art of the day and reflected the ruling class’s ethnicity.

I like how the film has all these little details that give us hints to less obvous aspects Harry Hart’s character.

Eg. Harry’s temper - Harry is a very refined and elegant gentleman, but he certainly isn’t a mild-mannered one.

- He starts a (very one-sided) bar fight just because he’s pissed off and those thugs happen to be right there, making a nuisance of themselves.

- He snarks at his boss with no fear of authority because he isn’t going to just sit there and listen to Chester King belittle his dead friend.

- He abandons the facade of the refined scholar once Professor Arnold comes within arm’s reach and goes straight to violence when interrogating him, because he’s angry over James-Lancelot’s death.

- His response towards the high danger level of his first mission after coming out of a coma is to see it as a challenge - “Then I suggest you make my alias somebody worth kidnapping.”

- He intentionally provokes the woman at the hate church because he’s entirely fed up with the shit those people are spouting.

Even though his actions are all justified (he may be reckless at times and prone to violence against people who have seriously pissed him off, but there is always a reasonable objective) it’s obvious that Harry has quite the temper and, given enough motivation, has no qualms about unleashing it - but it’s always within reason and under control.

That’s why it’s so jarring to see him tear his way through the people at the hate church. Him saying “I’m a Catholic whore, currently enjoying congress out of wedlock with my black Jewish boyfriend who works at a military abortion clinic. So hail Satan and have a lovely afternoon, madam.” is within his character, but doing actual violence to those people is something that can only happen when he has completely no control. Harry has a temper, but also a moral code, and doesn’t partake in senseless violence.

Another detail that hints at Harry’s personality would be the decor at his house - the stuffed dog, framed butterflies, and what seems like a heavy dislike of blank walls since every single wall in his house is covered with some form of decoration (newspaper clippings, picture frames, butterflies…). The interest in taxidermy might be suggesting that he tends to hang on to the past, that he wants to keep things which have sentimental value, that he’s somewhat of a hoarder, and probably that he has some kind of fixation with death.

The newspaper clippings are interesting - even though he insists that “it’s the nature of Kingsman that our achievements remain secret”, he seems to find… comfort? reassurance? justification? in the juxtaposition between the obscurity of his achievements and the triviality of what catches the public’s eye. Does he collect these clippings because they are proof that the world is safe enough for people to concern themselves with “celebrity nonsense”? (This reminds me of what Miki Sayaka said in Puella Magi Madoka Magica  - “If we can’t think of anything [to wish for], it just means that we really haven’t had anything that bad happen to us. We’ve had too much given to us and have become dull and stupid.”) Does he use it as a way to privately commemorate his own achievements, because nobody else (outside of Kingsman) will ever know? The newspaper clippings are like medals, but also not, because his name doesn’t appear on any of them.

There’s also the fact that he pins these clippings on the walls instead of keeping them in some kind of album, and that he also covers all the other rooms’ walls with all kinds of things. Is it because he lives alone, has a tendency towards solitude, and doesn’t like the empty feeling that comes from staring at blank walls?

On a lighter note, does Harry’s knowledge of romcoms hint that he’s secretly a bit of a sap?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. It’s all very fascinating.

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