the lady wore black


Queensrÿche - The Lady Wore Black

“I should have listened to the wind’s cold warning and walked the other way
I touched her soul and now I bear her sentence, but for her love I’ll gladly pay”


BUFFYVERSE + Aesthetic: Kendra Young (for nikii-the-slayerette & ladiesorgtfo)

Foxy Lady and The Sneaky Butterfly

okay so I wrote something for @miracusims a long time ago but never really finished it. So I decided maybe posting it will help me get inspired. It’s nowhere near done and super unedited and I’m sorry! It’s under the cut!

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Are ladies allowed to do quads in competition, or do they just not do them to prevent he risk of hurting themselves?

They are allowed to do quads in competition. Miki Ando is the only woman to have landed a ratified quad (salchow) in competition, and other skaters such as Surya Bonaly have attempted quads in competition. Attempts are very rare, though. A few ladies are practicing quads right now but it’s been many years since anyone has attempted one in competition. As quads are very difficult, and there’s really no precedent of any skater having a consistent quad in the ladies’ field, most ladies simply don’t want to spend time practicing such a risky element.

Do you know where there is a list of the skating order for the exhibition? Is this publicly available?


goodt: re: the question about johnny’s poker face ex. my coaches always referred to the thing he does as a johnny slide.

I think there’s no commonly-agreed-upon name for it? But many people do associate it with Johnny.

I feel like you’ve answered this before, but I can’t find it. So, I know skaters can get small deductions for inappropriate costumes (that are “overly garish” or something?)… If a lady were to wear black skates or a man wore white skates, could that be a reason for a deduction?

Highly unlikely. Costume deductions are usually applied when part of a costume falls off or if the costume gives the appearance of “excessive nudity”.

hi just wanted to ask if you knew if evgenia has any nicknames?? like ppl call yuzuru ‘yuzu’ etc etc but i think russian nicknames don’t work like that?

Many people call her Zhenya, which is the diminutive form of “Evgenia” in Russian.

Hi! I’ve noticed that ladie’s tights are usually darker than their actual skin color. Is this on purpose?

Many skaters’ skin tones are darker during the summer, when they get costumes made, and lighter during the winter, when they compete, so that’s often a reason for mismatched illusion mesh on costumes. Same thing applies to tights, though a lot of skaters don’t pay that much attention to the color of their tights anyway. And sometimes skaters just can’t find the right color mesh or can’t afford it.

You’re important

So ever since I mentioned this idea to @lightoflunaris , I’ve been giving it a lot of thought. And after hearing how she’s not feeling well with her anxiety and depression, I wanted to do something to make her feel a little better, even if it doesn’t do much. This was supposed to go out way earlier, but finals happened and then Klance week and preparation for Shance fluff week and then I need to find a job. When I saw @forsakenangel88 post their usual preview pic for Vermilion Gate, I got excited and also realized I needed to finish this. So I hope this does make your day a bit better, it’s the reason I was asking for more info, but I was sure other people would be interested, so enjoy and I hope you two know I’m thinking of you.

Lance couldn’t sleep, turning in his bed constantly before giving up and climbing out. It had been about two days since the purification ceremony. All because he acted out, he caused blight on his lady, putting her in pain. If Shiro hadn’t found him with Lotor, who was trying to convince him to let Lotor give him a new name and become a Stray, he would have never known what his actions were doing to Allura. The ceremony was painful but because he confessed his sins so quickly it ended fast enough. After, he had been hurled into the shrine’s infirmary so Coran could check him over. Coran had been fussing over him and while it was nice, Lance felt like he didn’t deserve it. He hurt Lady Allura and almost became a Stray.

Everyone else had to of been thinking the same thing because he hadn’t seen the others at all after Coran released him. No doubt they were avoiding him and he couldn’t blame them. He pulled up his pants leg to look at the name tattoo printed on it.

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anonymous asked:

Headcanons for Theo from his college days?

-Everyone wanted to be his partner or have him in their group projects

-Got mistaken for the teacher

-Never went to parties but had ladies lining up behind his door.

-He wore a black hoodie all the time

-Worked at a black market harvesting organs so he could pay his students loans

-He was such a nerd. Never missed a class and always took notes

-He’d help people by letting them copy of his test

Yesterday at this wedding we went to I wore a black dress and this old lady was talking to another lady behind me saying “oh why would you wear black to a wedding, that’s just wrong” and just generally being rude about my dress.
So I turned around, looked her dead in the eye and said “I wore it because I look damn good in it”
Her little fake teeth nearly dropped out of her gummy jaws.

She's All I Need

Day 94 prompt: He politely declined

Summary: Happily married to Emma Swan, Killian tries to explain to his fellow naval officers why he’s not interested into going to strip clubs whenever they ask him.

Word Count: 1125

Killian Jones was a simple man. He took cream in his coffee, wore black, leather jackets and cherished his lady love. He was a naval officer who woke up every morning before sunrise, enjoyed the calming view of the sea and loved his brother dearly. He didn’t need much, didn’t take anything for granted or make a fuss about money or fancy cars. Give him a good book to read or a spot behind the wheel of a boat and a glass of rum and he was set. And he wouldn’t say he was a highly moral sort of lad. Sure, he had his values, believed in good form, but overall he was simply a good man because he wanted to be, not because he needed to be. The same rang true when it came to his relationship. Being a newly married man, he was the genuine kind of happy - no scratch that - he was the over the moon, utterly love struck, grinning like a bloody fool kind of happy.

Emma Swan was his true love, his rock that kept him grounded, his angel in human form. Which is why when the men he worked with asked him to go to a strip club, he politely declined every time. Well, those were only just a few reasons. But, still, his mates didn’t understand. They too were married or had a girlfriend, but they went to unwind from the tiring week. Not Kllian, though. His idea of unwinding was spending quality time with Emma. Liam understood and not because he was a married man himself and felt the same way he did, but because he knew Emma. That’s why when Killian was asked to go to a strip club, Liam would just smirk and shake his head knowingly.

Killian would talk about her all of the time, but they still didn’t comprehend. He told them how Emma was strikingly beautiful, she had a kind heart and she was somewhat of a kindred spirit to Killian. He explained how she lost her parents, grew up in the foster system and overall had a bad childhood, but she was the best lass Killian knew. She was the strong, independent type, had a wicked ability to tell when people were lying and always gave no-nonsense, straight-forward sort of answers. Emma held a job as a bail-bonds person, drove a yellow bug, wore a red, leather jacket and took cinnamon in her hot cocoa. Nonstop, he went on and on about his wife, but they never seemed to cease the invitations.

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elsafrostthesnowqueen  asked:

Yeah, that answers my questions about transgendered and transsexuals, but what about intersexuals? Intersexuals are born neither male or female, whereas transsexuals "become" what they believe is their gender.


A genetic aberration is a medical condition. Like all medical conditions, the Church does not “take a stand” on the issue, because it is neutral, neither having any rightness or wrongness to the issue. It is in the treatment of the condition that the Church has a concern, namely that human dignity is respected and holistic health is fostered.

As with any medical condition, I would imagine that the Church would counsel support for the medical community to take good care of such patients. As for those afflicted, the Church would have its usual attitude of welcoming and comforting such people with her spiritual ministry. 

For certain health anomalies, there is no clear answer for what should be done, and no “one size fits all” answer. In some cultures, intersex people are simply left to their own devices to work out gender issues as best as they can. In other cultures, the medical community pressures them toward surgery and a clear decision on which gender best suits them. 

What should be clear for any Christian is that obedience to the Gospel and pursuit of holiness is within everyone’s grasp, with the help of God’s grace. There is literally nothing new under the sun as to sexual and gender challenges. The Catholic Church has had people of every class, condition, and possible background within the walls of her churches. You name the person, or the “type of person” and they have been part of the Catholic Church.

The Church, in other words, is not phased or startled by what people think are new conditions or new situations in medical and psychological health. What is different is that whereas before, “special conditions” were kept private and treated confidentially, people now talk about these conditions openly and on social media. 

Whereas before a Catholic was baptized and given the sacraments, and then considered themselves bound to follow God’s commandments to the best of their ability, and peaceably coexist with fellow members of the Church, people nowadays expect some kind of special treatment or a sense of entitled sensitivity and understanding before the community. 

Back in the early 70′s, I attended the Spanish Mass at a church that had a “special lady.” She always wore a black dress, very modest heels, and a beautiful mantilla and would weep during the consecration. Later, I came to realize she was a biological male. During certain phases, she would revert back to being a man and would dress and act out that way. Then he would return to his female getup.

This was a man in his 50′s. He was not a young, college kid. He kept mostly to himself. Was he a transvestite? Did he have gender fluidity? Was he simply confused or delusion about his sexual identity? 

Most parishioners at the Spanish Mass, of Mexican identity, did not think to ask those questions or make an issue, of his issues. He didn’t bother anyone, nor demand anything of anyone, and as far as we could see, whether he was being a he or a she, he seemed like a devout and pious Catholic. So people eventually were like “whatever.” Sometimes the worse that would happen is you would hear comments like “pobrecita, ella no esta bien” as in “poor thing, she’s not well.”

My mother asked the priest about him and the priest just said, “La Iglesia es como un arbol muy grande, dentro de lo cual habitan much pajaros, incluso algunos pajaros raros” which is translated, “The Church is like a big tree in which are nesting every type of bird, including some strange birds.”

God bless and take care, Fr. Angel

“The Lady Wore Black” by Queensryche

On a lonely walk this morning
A light mist in the air
Dark clouds laughing at me in silence
Casting shadows through my hair

In the distance I saw a woman
Dressed in black with eyes of grey
She wore her pain like a shackled spirit
Eternal life was her debt to pay

The darkness. The moodiness. The slow song building to a faster song. This song is classic early 80′s metal and quite a ways from what the band would eventually become lyrically, but exactly what everyone at the time wanted to hear. It could have easily fit in alongside Dio and Krokus and Saxon. It’s really interesting to see how they have developed their own style and themes over the next five or six years. 

On a lonely walk this morning
A light mist in the air
Dark clouds laughing at me in silence
Casting shadows through my hair

In the distance I saw a woman
Dressed in black with eyes of grey
She wore her pain like a shackled spirit
Eternal life was her debt to pay

The lady wore black
It’s the sign of the prisoners lives
The lady wore black
See the years through the tears in her eyes
The lady wore black
Her mystic power calls to me
The lady wore black
Her love can set me free


The Lady Wore Black

“The Lady Wore Black” by Queensryche

The words she spoke were of forgotten lives
And of all knowledge gained
Mem'ries I had and didn’t know why
With a smile she explained
I should have listened to the wind’s cold warning
And walked the other way
I touched her soul and now I bear her sentence
But for her love I’ll gladly pay

As great as this song is, it’s amazing how simple it seems compared to even their stuff from a couple years later.

Those shoes have since been thrown away :-(

They were beautiful old-lady, black suede slippers that I wore so much the heel literally had holes in them (PLURAL).  It was a sad day.  BUT WE MUST MOVE ON.  Oh yes, there will be more shoes.  In fact, unhealthy numbers of shoes.  Definitely over 30 but maybe not 50 pairs of shoes.  Is that sad?


Costume for the Day:

- Black skinny jeans (BDG twig, if you insist)

- Black/Brown tie-dye v-neck t-shirt worn backwards (try it dudes, you’ll be into it)

- Black slipper shoesss :-( :-( :-( :-( (aforementioned)

- joncarling button - have you not gotten into his beautiful art yet?  You should.  You are really just letting yourself down and everyone else around you by not loving his art ^_^

- There was also a sweater.


Kyo came on stage wearing white kimono (the one he was using in the US), black trousers, he had two sets of harness underneath, the bigger loose ones and very fitted thin straps around his shoulders. He painted an eye on his chest, I noticed this before that he continues to paint tiny white lines on the sides of the eye painting, are they supposed to be eyelashes? The shape doesn’t really look like that thought. He wore noh mask to enter the stage, veil put back.
Kyo had yet again painted his face differently. He had second pair of eyes painted above the real ones, but he added a white line around them, and he was wearing white contact lenses. He paited small red line between his eyes and there was black paint underneath the straps of the headpiece. His lips were bit red, but it wasn’t very vivid, at least it didn’t look so strong against black teeth he was sporting (think of Heian period ladies).

Kaoru wore make up as well… He had black shadow under his eyes (triangle shape pointing down) and …stripes over his mouth that basically looked like a strange moustache xD it might supposed to be teeth? Anyway with that look I didn’t even look at his hands when he came to the centre, sorry xp
Toshiya also had black eye shadow that was giving him angry look. They all wore black besides Shinya and Kyo. I didn’t have a chance to check anything more.

Kyo kept kimono on for some time, but for a while it was hanging on his right arm. During midwife it was mad, when it came to the moments when we were shouting ‘重なって/ kasanatte’ his hand was wandering… xD
He pulled the kimono over his head during inward scream and during soshaku he let it hang from his arm when he was sitting on his crate.
He was encouraging us during the inferno ‘you can still go on, right? Come at me!’, before Different Sense he asked 'can we become one? Even more?’. He was looking at the fans a lot during the whole night.
During Un Deux he was standing in front of his crate and we sang almost the whole song together. Amber was beautiful. During reiketsu nariseba he looked very satisfied with the response he got ;) and Hageshisa as the last song didn’t dissapoint, we were so loud!

Kyo again spurted some water on us and threw 2 bottles to fans. He grabbed a towel and wiped his face in it and started smirking while teasing us where will he throw it. And then he threw it to the centre ♡ Byebye was said with a big smile.
(The rest I couldn’t see as we were working on not falling down when holding the towel (´▽`)).

don’t take that sinner from me - an ethan x vanessa fanmix
[listen here]

01. you are my sunshine - the civil wars (you’ll never know, dear, how much i love you; please don’t take my sunshine away)
02. i love you - woodkid (we are shining in the rising sun; as we are floating in the blue, i am softly watching you)
03. cat and mouse - red jumpsuit apparatus (you said you would die for me - you must live for me too)
04. down the burning ropes - james vincent mcmorrow (i think she knows, i think she knows; oh my god, i think she knows, i think she knows)
05. remain nameless - florence + the machine (you can call us what you want, you can call me anything you want) 
06. harsh realm - widowspeak (i thought about how it was; i thought about you because i always think about you)
07. tainted love - hannah peel (to make things right you need someone to hold you tight, and you think love is to pray)
08. nymphetamine fix - cradle of filth (wracked with your charms, i am circled like prey, back in the forest where whispers persuade)
09. tutankhamen - nightwish (sacrifice me, tutankhamen, and let me be your queen; take me, tonight and always, we’ll breed to fill all earth)
10. the lady wore black - queensryche (i touched her soul and now i bear her sentence, but for her love i’ll gladly pay)
11. this old dark machine - james vincent mcmorrow (if they should touch the hem of your dress i would rise like a lion)
12. things we lost in the fire - bastille (do you understand that we will never be the same again? the future’s in our hands and we will never be the same again)
13. this is why we fight -the decemberists (so come to me - come to me now - lay your arms around me, and this is why, why we fight)
14. bedroom hymns - florence + the machine (this is his body, this is his love, such selfish prayers and i can’t get enough)
15. undisclosed desires - muse (i know you’ve suffered but i don’t want you to hide; it’s cold and loveless, i won’t let you be denied)
16. angels - the xx (you move through the room like breathing was easy, if someone believed me they would be as in love with you as i am)
17. devil’s backbone - the civil wars (don’t care if he’s guilty, don’t care if he’s not; he’s good and he’s bad and he’s all that i’ve got)
songs 8 - 10 are of the hard rock variety! if that’s not your thing, then feel free to skip them!
edit: i had remove “running up that hill” by kate bush because the correct version would not be uploaded to the fanmix, no matter what i tried.