unusual clothing

Service Offered: Professional Third Wheel

Unwanted suitors? Not sure if you’re on a date? To nice to turn him down? I can help! With nearly four years of experience sabotaging romantic encounters, I’m the uncomfortable silence you deserve… and now, I’m offering my services professionally. 

Bring me along as a platonic bufferzone on unwanted or ambiguous dates with suitors you’re not interested in but don’t know how to turn down. Guaranteed to kill the mood or your money back!

Basic services include: Terrible puns, poorly-timed jokes, casual physical displays of affection, bringing up unappealing facts about you (to be established or fabricated ahead of time), including myself in attempts at cuddling, domineering the conversation, irritating laughter, talking about I may have finally found an apartment for rent that’s big enough to house all of your cats, subtly making remarks about how nice it is that you’ve made a new friend. 

More advanced services: Creating diversions (available at tiers 1, 2, and 3; examples include pouring water over my head, impromptu hula dancing, and  triggering alarms), intimate displays of physical affection, accidentally spilling drinks on your suitor’s clothing, laughing at everything your suitor says while drinking until I manage to time it so that water comes out of my nose and sprays onto them. 

 Package deals: 

  • The Gay Best Friend: What it sounds like. Because this persona runs the risk of stereotype and exploitation, I prefer to keep this subtle. Willing to engage in mild flirtation with your suitor. Please use discretion when requesting this service; the intention is to make him realize that your feelings towards him are platonic. Do not even consider this package if he is aggressively homophobic. 
  • The Imposing Older Brother: I scowl, smirk, and huff judgmentally. Comes in two flavors: the Violent Ex-Con and the Insufferable Elitist. Can flex my physical or intellectual muscles as needed. 
  • The Irritating Younger Brother: I bring a gaming device along, snicker rudely and roll my eyes whenever he speaks, complain about the time, chew with my mouth open, shrug indifferently, prop my sneakers on his chair, wipe my nose on my hand, and bluntly interrupt the conversation whenever it strays out of your comfort zone. 
  • The Priest: Why the heck would you bring your priest on a date?! I don’t know, and neither will your suitor! Obfuscate them into backing off. If that doesn’t work, I will recite dry Biblical passages until they are driven away by crushing boredom or fear of Hell. 
  • The Son from The Future: Depending on the age difference, I can also pose as your Son from the Current Era. Will dress in conspicuously unusual clothing (ex. holographic baseball cap, life preserver, roller skates, VISOR-like sunglasses), continuously ask for the date and time, and anxiously mutter about how it’s almost time for you to ditch this place and meet my father for the first time.
  • The Enslaved Zombie Ex-Boyfriend: I don milky, semi-opaque contact lenses and follow you around mindlessly, with jerky, unnatural movements. I am at your beck and call, controlled from beyond the grave by your occult powers - the fate of all the boyfriends who displease you.  
  • The Demon Prince: I wear a stylish fawn suit, soft kidskin gloves, and silver cuff-links etched with strange symbols. I have a ring or a cane decorated with the head of a ram. I say little, but smile often. Now and then, I pull out a little silver hourglass from a chain around my neck and examine it, tapping my foot, my fingers, or my cane impatiently. I adopt a curious and subtle accent and ask him to appraise his immortal soul. I carry a sleek briefcase rigged to emit a bright light if I crack it open a hair. Optional: I carry a cube of sulfur in my pocket for the smell.
  • The Mulder: A proven classic. I periodically derail the conversation with crackpot conspiracy theories, the nature of reality, extraterrestrial intelligence, and ESP. May accuse your suitor of being a Reptilian, or demand that they feel the scar where I had an alien implant removed. Insist that we change tables because this one is bugged and we are under surveillance by the secret shadow government.    
  • The Fiance You Thought Was Lost at Sea: I burst through the door, dripping wet, with barnacle-encrusted clothing and a crab dangling from my ear lobe. I’ll smell of brine and have a haunted look in my eye. This will require some acting skills from you; you’ll need to throw yourself sobbing into my arms and cry, “I thought I’d lost you!” and I’ll hold you and mutter something about Davy Jones getting ahead of himself.  
  • Other: I am happy to work with you to develop a persona specific to your unique needs and preferences. 

Rates: Sliding scale, determined by me on a case-by-case basis. I want to make my services available to all who need them. Factors such as the relative heinousness of suitor is considered; affluent clients can generally expect to pay more as likelihood of physical or spiritual harm increases. For swanky dates in nice locations with minimal levels of danger, I typically ask only that you cover the cost of my meal, entrance fees, transportation, and other expenses.

IMPORTANT:
Although I am prepared to deal with any number of eventualities, I am not a professional: bodyguard, assassin, exorcist, crocodile hunter, or escort. If you expect that any of these services will become necessary, I am happy to put you in touch with a specialist. ADDITIONALLY: If your suitor is non-human, please be upfront with this so that we can plan accordingly. We do not want a repeat of the events of Halloween 2012.

ADDENDUM 2014: I reserve the right to terminate our deal at any time. This is a exclusively a professional relationship, and any physical or romantic affection we may share may be considered performance and unrelated to my personal feelings.
ADDENDUM 2015: If you are trying to orchestrate a set-up because you get off on watching your significant other jealously beat the crap out of perceived rivals, fuck you. Vengeance will be swift.

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At the Russian Court (2/?)  R U S S I A N    I M P E R I A L    W E D D I N G 

It had been a tradition since the 19th century that every brides of the Russian Imperial family would wear the same jewels on their wedding day.

The imperial nuptial jewels consisted of the imperial nuptial crown, created in 1840 by the jewellers Nickol and Plincke, using diamonds set in the great girdle of the time of Catherine the Great. The diamond tiara of the Empress Elizabeth Alexeievna with at his center the Paul I pink diamond. The collier d’esclave, a total weight of 475 old carats, some of the diamonds have a blue or pink tint, producing an enchanting effect. Diamond earrings in the form of cherries that belonged to Catherine the Great. These earrings were so heavy that they had to be supported with wires looped around the top of the ears, as the day wore on, the wire cut into the flesh, causing Alexandra much pain. Her niece Maria recalled on her wedding day :My earrings hurt me so that in the middle of the banquet I took them off and hung them, to the great amusement of the Emperor [Nicholas II], on the edge of the glass of water before me.“  

 And the great clasp of Catherine the Great’s imperial mantle.They also wore a mantle of crimson velvet. Except for the wedding of Alexandra, as a concession to her rank as bride of the emperor, her imperial mantle was of cloth-of-gold, lined and edged with ermine. These robes were so heavy that eight pages - four on each side - and the chamberlain, carrying the hem, had to help carry them; without their assistance, Alexandra could scarely move.
Their hair were swept back and coiled into a bun at the back of their heads, by tradition two ringlets hung down on either side of their faces. 

“These were, first, the diadem of the Empress Catherine, with a pink diamond of extraordinary beauty in the centre and the small crimson velvet crown all covered with diamonds.  Then came the diamond necklace of large stones, the bracelets, and the earrings in the shape of cherries, so heavy that they had to be attached to gold hoops and ringed over the ears. […] Finally, they laid upon my shoulders the crimson mantle of velvet, with cape and edges of ermine, fastened by an immense [diamond] buckle.  Someone helped me to rise.  I was ready.”  Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna

A witness on the wedding of Alexandra recalled : "How beautiful she is! That expression followed her all along her path, and it is true that her appearance was positively magnificent as she stood there in her bridal array of silver cloth… Her unusual height helped her to bear the weight of her dress and set off its splendor in its best light.”  This imposing yet formidable ensemble dazzled everyone and was a formidable mirror of the pomp and splendour of the Russian court.

Sources : The Jewels of the Romanovs : Family and Court by Stefano Papi || The Court of the last Tsar by Greg King.

The 1st House

The 1st House is probably one of the most important Houses in the natal chart as it affects the way that we present ourselves to others and how we see ourselves. It is the house that gives us our sense of self an dour standing point in life.

Sun in the 1st House: Those with their Sun in the 1st House tend to be quite sure of themselves and confident in their actions. They have a good sense of who they are and they tend to be quite memorable to others. People generally like to be around them.

Moon in the 1st House: These are the people who can’t hide their emotions, they practically wear them on their cheek. These people show everything they feel on their face and find it hard to keep some things private - even if they try, other people often guess. These people openly express their emotions and feel their feeling very vividly. These people tend to have very soft features and big eyes, usually soft hair regardless of colour. 

Mercury in the 1st House: These people like to have things organised, either through the way they look or the way that they communicate with others. They don’t like for there to be any mixed messages. People may see them as very well kept and in control of themselves. They tend to look very clean cut and they don’t usually like messy surroundings.

Venus in the 1st House: There’s something about those with Venus in the 1st House that makes them so approachable. They tend to have very loving and understanding vibes about them and of course the beauty of Venus spares no presence in their appearance (beauty is not limited to this placement though). People tend to fall quite easily for those with Venus in the 1st House and they themselves tend to be quite charming and flirty. 

Mars in the 1st House: Those with Mars in the 1st House tend to come across rather “charged”. They may seem very energetic, determined or angry. These are the people that will react to a situation straight away rather than later. They can be very impulsive and their actions tend to be driven by their anger. They tend to have very masculine features or they have strong facial features.

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Dirk gently and clothing

I have a theory that clothing is super symbolic in this show. Feel free to argue with me.

So, according to the costume designer (is that who they were?) dirk’s jackets change colour so that he goes from standing out to blending in more, and his car also changes accordingly I assume. Only as dirk blends in more, todd starts to stand out, and todd’s clothes get more and more ridiculous and his appearance more striking.

So as well as their clothes mirroring their internal state, i.e. dirk starts to settle while todd starts to come apart, I think this also might be reflecting the effect they are having on eachother?

So, even more obviously: In the scene when todd finally fully gets on board and really believes, which in my opinion is the hole digging scene, this is the first scene we see todd wearing the pretty eye-catching shirt thay dirk gave him (I think?). And as todd stands out more he also gets better at reading the universe’s clues, and he gets more involved, and gets more like dirk.

Also, at the end, dirk is sad and alone again and in completely dull, ordinary clothes, and this time it’s todd who brings him back to himself, by giving him a piece of his own clothing. Something unusual, and as he points out, something pretty unique as there are only a few left. So dirk gets to fit in (at least with some people) and todd gets to do something useful and maybe start to absolve himself by helping others and we sort of come full circle, clothes wise.

Don’t even get me started in Ken and barts clothing journey, or the ‘wear a jacket’ scene.

Venus clothing styles

Check Venus signs and rising signs~


Aries: they are always in the most trendy clothes, vivid colors, somehow looks casual and classy at the same time.

Taurus: no matter where they got their cloths it always looks comfy and well put together. Always has some fragrance on them.

Gemini: many styles of cloths, one day they are light and bright looking and maybe the next day they don’t really feel the look and decide on gothic.

Cancer: flower prints, tee shirts with quotes, and a huge assortment of random lazy cloths that they wear around the house.

Leo: is very careful to not dress like everyone, but they also don’t want to look strange. Loves make up or fancy accessories.

Virgo: has cloths that mean a lot to them. All or most of their cloths match. They love nerdy type cloths for their fandom.

Libra: loves sheer cloths and classic colors like red, very cute style that most people like. Has a secret collection of cloths that are not their usual style.

Scorpio: either they are consumed on how their style and image is (but not for people; for themselves) or just wears what they like with no regard with their image

Sagittarius: tight cloths or a very unusual piece of clothing or accessories from where they been. Most of their cloths are an array of colors.

Capricorn: they can always be found with simple cloths with a little style to them. Capricorn Venus has a little accessory that is always on them.

Aquarius: is a total hipster. Large classes, vintage accessories that no one has. Also is a sucker for sweaters

Pisces: natural colors along with purples and blues and pinks. Their cloths are always comfortable and lazy looking.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Do you have any tips on writing characters that are intimidating to other characters?

There are lots of things that people typically find to be intimidating:

-Height. People who are tall, or at least taller then you tend to be intimidating, mainly because they have to look down at you and you have to look up at them.

-voice. Deeper/lower and louder voice tend to sound much more threatening to us then a voice that us softer/ higher pitched and quieter.

-style. Typically we see people who wear darker and sharper and ‘unusual’ clothes as harder to approach then someone wearing bright, happier colors in a simple or nicer style. The girl in the leather jacket and combat boots is stereotypically more intimidating then the girl in the yellow sundress. The guy in the sweater vest usually looks more friendly then the guy in work boots and a flannel.

-'superior’ qualities. Naturally many people find someone who is more attractive, rich, skilled or more intelligent then them as a little intimidating. All though it’s not as obvious as it once was, many people still fear the metaphorical good chain of society.

-word choice. When talking to someone the way they phrase things can make a world of difference. Longer, more complicated words being used frequently in the conversation can sound intimidating, especially if the other person doesn’t fully understand said words. Using simple but strong word choices have the same effect.

-Confidence. Having a lot of Confidence tends to be seen as a threat, especially if we are facing off against someone like that,or if we ourselves tend to lack in confidence.

-age. Large age gaped tend to feel intimidating. When you’re a child, adults seem so much bigger and more terrifying. The reverse is just as true. Adults are intimidated in the face of children if they don’t know what they’re doing/ are inexperienced with kids.

In conclusion. There are many things that can be seen as intimidating. It all kind of depends on the person. I personally am not easily intimidated. It takes quite a bit hard to scare me. Like wise, I know many people who are very, very easily intimidated. We are mainly intimidated by what we ourselves are not. I am decently tall, therefore others who are tall, even taller then me,I don’t find them intimidating. However I am not very confident in who I am and what I do, and therefore I am very easily intimidated by those that do have a lot of confidence. It all depends on your character.

Grand Blues 767 The Academy Fantasy Again

[The Albion Military Academy of Lowain’s Fantasy]

Jin: “Haha… even if this is just a fantasy, wearing such unusual clothing is just a little embarrassing…”
Lowain: “‘that so?”
Korwa: “What are you saying!”

Ko: “We’re the ones stuck wearing school uniforms at our age!!”
※26 years old
※24 years old
Katalina: “Me too!?”
Ka: “Ko… Korwa-dono!? That’s only in reality!
Ka: “In this fantasy, the setting is that we’re all student age…

Lowain: “…but you know, Jin-san… Right now, Katalina and the girls are all doing their best wearing those uniforms…”
Lo: “In its own way, doesn’t that get you kinda hype…?”

VERILY
I AM HYPED!!!

Like last time, the FMA Fashion Week will be an occasion for fanartists to show their favourite characters in unusual clothing based on daily themes.
I am still looking for a way to include writers in the event. Suggestions are welcome, just send me an ask on this blog.

I’ve updated the rules and you can already check the themes for 2017.

There’s now the possibility to submit a request.

The week will start on Monday, March 27th and will end on Monday, April 3rd.
(It’s still early, but better have time to prepare for the week. :3)

Have a nice day!

Sing Street: Conor [INFP]

OFFICIAL TYPING by Charity / the Mod

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Conor is the definition of “inner feelings.” He doesn’t talk about how he feels about Raphina, about the bullies at school, about his principle being abusive toward him. The entire story is about how he puts those feelings into words, through music, and is trying to “find himself.” Conor isn’t really happy with his life until he discovers his love for music, then it grounds him, helps him get a sense of his true self, and enables him to express his emotions in indirect, lyrical ways. When his brother (IXTP) unloads on him, and yells at him about all the hard work he did to “pave the way” for Conor to be a free spirit, Conor excuses himself and runs into the bathroom to process his feelings, rather than talking them through.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): He loves to talk about the meaning behind his lyrics, and to find poetic ways to express himself. Conor sometimes tries to explain what his songs mean to other people, including band members, and finds them disinterested in the symbolism, metaphors, etc. Conor tries on a lot of different personalities while seeking a rock star personality (he pulls inspiration from Bowie for awhile, and other stars); he changes the overall sound and approach of the band multiple times. And, idealistically, he invents the band in the first place just to impress a girl, and get her to spend time with him. He’ll worry about playing in a band later.

Introverted Sensing (Si): For awhile, Conor is in a loop; he gets stuck on “how things seem,” which is entirely based in how he EXPECTS reality to be, based on former experience, movies, etc (his brother asks if Raphina has a boyfriend; Conor assumes so, since she was “hanging out with this guy…”). He doesn’t really understand the nuances and depth of music until his brother explains it to him; that unlocks his Ne and enables him to run with his own themes and ideas. Conor does not like having his entire life in upheaval while his parents fight. He seeks to express himself through unusual clothes.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Conor sets out to create a band… and does it. He wants a video? He figures out how to make one. But his biggest, most magnificent moment of pure Te-smack-down comes when he passes out pictures of his principle’s face on a stick at the school band, and sings a song trashing the principle for being an elitist jackass – then marches out. His work is done.

Note: I’m not typing the other band members, since the story isn’t really about them and doesn’t give a lot of evidence for their types, but Brendan (his brother) strikes me as an IXTP (I’m undecided; he has a lot of intuition, but is also heavily based in aesthetics and sound, so ISTP might be right); Eamon (the musical talent) seems ISTP (he can play anything, and has little interest in “deeper meaning” but has a very low-key Fe), and Darren (the “manager”) is an ESTJ (financially minded, a leader).

Bts reaction to your confession:

Anon requested: Hi!! Can you please make a bts reaction about their crush confessing to them since they were taking too long to confess their feelings. Thank you so much and btw i love your stories (i have your notifs on haha). Hope you’re doing well!!

Omg thank you so much, that seriously made my day! I am very well thanks a lot, here is your request ;)


Jin:

Originally posted by bwiseoks

“I know” he said as he pushed a stray hair off your face “I know because I love you too” he admitted, and no long after, he asked you out on your first date together.

Suga:

Originally posted by jeonbase

Yoongi will be so speechless for a second, releasing an uncomfortable giggle and pushing his hands deeper in his pockets. It all seemed like he was struggling with how to reject you but what he said next ment everything otherwise. “I was going to tell you that one day but I guess I just paid the price of my hesitation.” he took a deep breath “Y/N will you please go out with me?”

J-Hope:

Originally posted by hobisu

“Oh no” he clutched his heart and you immediately bit your lips, hobi was unpredictable, and you just realized how inconvenient that trait is. “But I was going to tell you that first why did you tell me!” he whined so loud that you couldn’t help but shout back “It’s not my fault. If you like me you should have told me earlier!” Now that he knows that he is to blame he pulled you in for a warm hug and expressed his feelings in words so heartwarming that you didn’t mind who confessed first.

Rap Monster:

Originally posted by jeonggu

This member is filled with intelligent confidence. When you started fidgeting with your clothes and unusually struggling to speak, he knew exactly where this was going and saved you the embarrassment. Before admitting anything he will explain why he took so long to tell you this, and finally telling you that he feels just the same way.

Jimin:

Originally posted by chimchams

A bit awkward and secretly angry with himself. Jimin wanted to make this moment very special, but when you approached him, he realized that he had taken too long and you couldn’t have waited forever. But the uncomfortable atmosphere quickly lifted when he gave you a big smile and asked you to forgive him for taking so long to express his love for you.

V/ Taehyung:

Originally posted by kimnamboobs

“Me too” as blunt and straightforward as that. “Do you want to go out with me?” Taehyung will be so thankful for you confession because it ment that you truly like him, making you risk the possibility of getting rejected. It’s a sign that the one he has fallen for is worth his love.

Jungkook:

Originally posted by bangtaninspired

OK now he is going to be really awkward, I mean baby kookie activated. He will stutter and have a difficulty saying I love you too. It was when you looked down and almost turned your back that he took hold of your arm and said, loud and clear, I love you too. It’s a memory that you both laugh back on. How jungkook almost died saying I love you.

For @jonxsansafanfiction15 Days of Valentines (Day 15: Fill Day Free Day/Creator’s Choice)

Jon x Sansa - Westworld AU

“Freeze all motor functions,” Jon murmurs as he slowly reaches for the gun in his holster.

She moves closer to him, hollow eyes focused on his, daring him to move.

“I’m not here to hurt you,” he says gently. Placing his gun on the table without breaking eye contact, Jon holds his hands up. He should’ve at least changed his clothes, he thought to himself. He calculates approximately four minutes before the control room alerts Stubbs that Agent Snow went rogue. Another four before the team arrives to detain him. And decommission her.

“How do I explain thi-” Jon begins.

“You’re new,” she interjects. She gives him a once-over and continues. “Not much of a rind…” She puts her finger up to her lips, brows furrowed. It was not what I wanted to say. Confused, her eyes meet again with his, searching for answers with this – this stranger. But as they continue to stare at each other, she feels as if she’s met him before.

She glances at the watch on his left wrist, tentatively reaching for his hand. She knows this man, she suddenly realizes. She’s dreamed of him before, wearing the same, unusual clothes he’s wearing now. But she doesn’t know why.  “Do I know you?”

His lips twitch, nodding his head. “Hello, Sansa.”

Prompto’s earliest memory of childhood is wandering through urban streets at  sundown, blood streaming, sticking his pants leg to his skin the entire way down to the ankle from a scraped knee.  He has no idea how he got there or what happened to him, but his heart can somehow tell that the hurt which pulls hot tears down his face comes from something much more serious than that small injury.  

It takes a concerned citizen noticing him and calling the right numbers to kick off the flurry of activity that ultimately lands him in the orphanage where he spends the next few years.  He doesn’t remember much of that process either, just things happening too fast and people he doesn’t know asking him questions he cannot answer.  The only constants in those dozens of interactions with police officers, psychologists, and social workers is the guardedness of their queries into his unusual clothing and the eerie symbol blackened onto his arm.  But he doesn’t have these answers either so eventually the questions ebb away.

He’s glad when it’s all over, even if it means that for the forseeable future he’ll be sharing his space with the dozens of other children who occupy the home.  Though his clothes are no different from theirs now, they seem to sense that there is something off about him.  At first he thinks this must be because of the tattoo (whispered conversations abound wherever he walks, from which he only catches snippets, like ‘creepy skull’ and 'ugly snake’ and 'what kind of freak…’  before he tunes out), but the treatment persists even after he starts to cover it up.

He hears it again and again from the caretakers at the orphanage when they think he isn’t listening - that he is a 'hard case’… he even hears them warning off the occasional couples who visit, and even more occasional ones who seem to take interest in him, explaining that he has 'memory loss from apparent trauma’ and a whole host of other peculiarities like an utter lack of previous schooling that leaves him oblivious on how to do such simple things as add, alongside a paradoxical talent for calligraphy, though his impeccably clear and flourished handwriting is riddled with medieval archaisms of spelling.  So while the other kids are gradually adopted away, he lingers.

Just when he thinks it can’t get any worse - that he can’t be at once shunned AND singled out any more, one of his pictures comes to life.  By some blessing he was alone in the art room when it happened, scribbling a cheery yellow bird with the stub of a crayon when at once the wax-made creation sprung alive, hopping jarringly across the page.  That was enough to make his eyes widen, and he shook his head, sure that he was seeing things.  But then it sang.

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