scottish-kilt

I met my favorite person this weekend.

I have these Native American reenactments in the summer, okay. We dress in authentic Native garb and go teach about our culture and whatnot at historical events. There’s this one on a weekend that housed all reenactors from Ancient Greece to World War II–you can walk through a timeline of living history. It’s cool.

So there are these guys in a tent on the far hill called the Scottish Highlanders. They bring about two to five people to their thing per year. They do all the good medieval Scottish jazz. Kilts, weapons, challenging you to fights.

But theres this one guy that is there every time. I always go visit to hear him give in depth talks about Scottish Reavers and their malitia and weaponry and stuff. He’s fun, so I go talk to him and he’s asking about what school I’m going to, what I want to do, etc.

So I tell him I want to be a history teacher and I like to write. He asks me if I have anything published, and I say no, thinking he means an actual book. But he waves me off and asks, “No, online. Have you ever heard of Fanfiction.net?”

Let me explain a thing. This guy. Is well over six feet. His biceps are bigger than my head, he’s about 45 years old, he has the thickest Scottish accent you’ve ever witnessed, he can wave two axes around like nobody’s business, he usually resolves friendly arguments with full on battle in armor with real weaponry with the scars to prove it, and he kind of has a biker gang.

And this guy starts telling me about the 700 page Doctor Who fanfiction that he’s been writing for six years and still running. 

Shamelessly continues to explain how he gets together with his badass biker buddies and they ride to his house with bottles of Jack Daniels and talk about the next fanfiction that they’re going to write together. (More Doctor Who, Xena Warrior Princess, Agents of Shield, Lord of the Rings…) They dare each other to write crossovers for interesting character interaction. This guy raves with excitement over character development and analysis. 

I cried. 

Hogwarts Alternative Uniforms

Wouldn’t it make sense, since Hogwarts is in Scotland…..

Can you imagine them all walking around with houses-colored tartan kilts for boys and plaid skirts for girls?

Can you imagine the possibilities for jokes and naughtiness?


- I wasn’t satisfied with the previous version of this post, so I made it better - (Pictures Source - Pinterest)

Yo.

Hey! To all my brothers out there who have to deal with school’s skirt or just skirts and dysphoria.
You don’t look like a girl nor a butch lesbian. Do you remember the stereotype of Scottish people? With the kilt and all. They doesn’t look like girls, but manly men with traditions, and that’s how you look! A manly man.
Stay happy, stay safe!

sock-n-jon  asked:

I have a theory as to why Sock wears a skirt.
Sock has a middle name Maxwell that comes from the Scottish steam that was called "Maccus Wael", and as we all remember, Scottish people wear kilts. So, I guess Sock just feels kinship with his distant relatives and shows it by wearing a skirt, but he doesn't really care if it's a plaid kilt or a plain skirt with jeans underneath. No one gets it and he either has to explain it to everyone or ignore endless questions. Did I get to the truth?

Oh, huh!  I wasn’t aware that Maxwell was derived from Scottish “Maccus Wael” but that makes sense.  You know what’s kinda funny is that early on, I envisioned Sock’s skirt being a plaid purple, but mostly just because I like plaid.  Additionally kinda funny, I visited Scottland when I was maybe 13 or so, and went to a kilt shop (I really wanted one), and we asked a lot of questions about all the patterns, because we didn’t realize going in that every tartan pattern corresponds to a specific family/clan.  Anyway just for the hell of it, I googled it, and the Maxwell clan’s tartan is this:

Here’s a little more info on it

So that’s kind of a neat idea, because you could actually trace it back to something if you wanted to!  (Even if Sock doesn’t necessarily know anything about his heritage).  

I also admittedly didn’t think about the name Maxwell being a part of his heritage, but it’s definitely a cool idea!  And as for answering questions about his skirt… I was kind of planning on it just never coming up.  Like no one in the W2H universe questions it or seems confused by it at all, they’ve got other things to worry about.  Haha.  If only it were like that IRL, right?

Anyway, cool theory!  I dig it.  

anonymous asked:

Can you rank Jughead's best styles ranging from funeral, construction, serpent, retro, homecoming, sweater, Scottish kilt or nothing but a towel.

This is gonna be such a hard task, since I LOVE his style, but yes! I think I’ll be able to do this!

8th Place: Scottish Kilt
Don’t get me wrong… He looks really good, but… NEXT!

7th Place: Homecoming
Damn it, isn’t he just… Perfect?

6th: Retro
Such an adorable boy!

5th: Construction
These arms…

Originally posted by aestheticsprouse

4th: Sweater
Okay… I have a thing for Jug in sweaters…

3rd: Nothing but a towel
No words are necessary. (PS: this is in the 3rd place because we didn’t get to see much of that scene XD)

Originally posted by beaniesxponytails

2nd: Serpent
Oh god… *fans myself*

Originally posted by idontknow-ijustwanttopost

1st: The Funeral
Formal Suit + Beanie= My heart exploding! He just looks so cute!

Originally posted by feeltheweirdeness

This was probably the hardest ask I’ve ever answered, tbh… I just love this boy with all my heart, and ranking his looks… Oh, god… This boy is just

Originally posted by betty-and-jughead