This isn’t as light hearted as the majority of my three posts, but I desperately feel like this needs to be addressed.
I am seventeen years old, and my dream career is to work as a historical consultant for television and film, similar to Outlander. A large part of that relies on costume, and as such, I’ve become extremely devoted to Terry Dresbach’s designs and her informative blog and twitter account. In many ways, it is what inspired me to attempt to see historical costume and pursue a career in the industry.
Recently, a sewing pattern producer by the name of Simplicity released a pattern inspired by Claire’s Red Dress. In truth, it is less of an inspiration and more of a clear copy of Terry’s design. There is no official connection to Outlander, and no credit given to Terry for her work. Perhaps most astonishing is that other major corporations, such as Marvel, are granted royalty and licensing deals with Simplicity for their costumes.
The result of this clear manipulation and corporate greed is that Terry has decided to remove her extremely informative costume blog, and refrain from posting costume images on her twitter account. While this is unfortunate for many fans, I feel particularly heartbroken as I learned essential techniques and design strategies from Terry’s work.
I’m posting his because I feel like this is an issue that needs to be addressed and as fans of Outlander, we have the power to demand justice and allow Terry to receive the credit she deserves. Thank you for reading this, and if you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
ok maybe this is controversial or whatever but if you’re femme and you think you are ‘just attracted to femmes!!!’ i’d recommend looking into and examining why that is bc i used to think that too but realised it was actually a lot to do with internalised lesbophobia and misogyny surrounding butch/gnc women and internalised ideas from society that tell butch women they’re “less of a woman” for how they dress/act etc. dismantling that idea is rly important imo and so i encourage other femmes to question whether it is just a harmless preference or whether it’s more complex than that
“Absolutely not. There is no way you are dragging me into a muggle dress shop to sit around while you try on dresses,” Sirius shook his head. “Please, Pads?” Y/N stuck out her bottom lip, giving him the pouty face she knew her best friend couldn’t say ‘no’ to. Sirius groaned. “Why does it even matter?” “Because your my bestest friend in the whole wide world and I need your opinion!” Y/N cried dramatically, throwing herself into Sirius’ lap. “Bit dramatic today, aren’t we, Love?” Sirius muttered with a roll of his eyes. “Sirius,” Y/N whined, burying her face into his stomach. “Y/N, why don’t you just have William go with you to pick out the dress?” Sirius asked, reaching down to gently play with her hair. “He can’t see my dress before the ball!” Y/N exclaimed, shooting up from his lap. “And besides, he’ll just tell me I look good in everything. You’ll give me an honest opinion,” she added. “You do look good in everything,” Sirius laughed. “I know that,” Y/N gave his shoulder a gentle shove. “But you’ll tell me which one I look best in. And I need that. And I need you there to support me because you’re my best friendddddd,” she pouted, throwing herself across his lap once again. Sirius shook his head, unable to believe that he was about to agree to this. “Fine,” he huffed. “Let’s go.” “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” she squealed, sitting up and throwing her arms around him before jumping up and bounding to the door. “Are you coming or not?”
Me: I need every complex element there is to know about Jasper. I wanna know why she is the way she is, and who she was to pink diamond. I want to know everything there is to know about her past leading up to who she is currently. Give me all the dark, angsty, explicit details of this amazing character.
Also me: okay but does her nose do that cute flashlight thing like Pearl and Peridot tho…
A/N: This is a little different from what was originally requested, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless!
A frown turned my lips downward as I glared at my phone screen. It was the night before Valentine’s Day and while most girls were all giddy to spend time with their significant other, my boyfriend and I were texting each other about having to celebrate it late due to busy schedules.
What are your: Personal top 4–6 Padmé costumes; Favorite 4–6 non-Padmé costumes; Favorite SW film plot-wise; Favorite SW film music-wise, if you have one; Favorite 1–3 SW spaceships, if you have any; Favorite behind the scenes goofs, gifs, or anecdotes?
I’ve been wondering when I would get asked what my favorite
Top 5 favorite Padme costumes, in no particular order:
-The Yellow Picnic Dress (AotC)
This dress changed my opinion on an entire
color. I used to hate yellow. Like really
hate yellow. Bet then I saw and studied this dress and it is so beyond
beautiful to me. It’s so flowy and feminine and colorful. Also her hair! My
favorite hairstyles for Padme are always the curled ones, and plus, she has the
side buns which are a little shout out to Leia’s buns. Not to mention I love
that entire scene in and of itself because they are in a natural setting of a
field of grass and flowers, so different from cold and colorless space, and
it’s one of the few time Anakin and Padme are truly and genuinely happy. It’s
before the war, it’s before Shim dies, it’s just a happy little moment between them,
and the yellow summer dress really evokes that.
-The Blue Tatooine Dress (AotC)
(Or as I like to call it: The Desert
Goddess Dress) It’s just really pretty? I like the color and the silver
details. I love her hair since it’s also curled and has slight buns on the
sides. I love the cape but I’m not a big fan of the cloak that goes over the
whole outfit. But I really find it funny that she chose a dress that shows her
mid-drift while visiting Anakin’s family (she did the same thing visiting her
own family how iconic.)
-The Blue Gloved Nightgown (RotS)
Honestly I love all of Padme’s nightgowns
but if I had to choose between them this is my favorite. I like the color, I
like her hair, I love the fact that she sleeps in a tiara. Despite the long
gloves, it’s a bit more practical than the pearl embellished blue nightgown
from previously in the film. It has seashells on it, though you can’t tell
unless seeing High Quality stills of the dress. Also it’s worn during a very
emotional scene and is one of the last costumes that she wears, so it has an
-The Parade Dress (TPM)
Honestly the only one of her outfits as a
Queen that I like. Her other Queen outfits are too dark and over-the-top for my
taste. I mean I get why they’re dark
and over-the-top, but they just don’t appeal to me personally. But I really
like the one she wears at the end of the film. I love the white dress and
pastel pink and yellow of the cloak. I like how it’s somewhat of a slight
callback to Leia’s dress during the ceremony at the end of ANH. (In case you
can’t tell, I Absolutely love parallels between Leia and Padme’s wardrobes.)
-The Funeral Dress (RotS)
I love this dress so much. I love the
colors, I love her hair, I love the flowers, it’s all just so pretty and regal
but also very sad. So many sequins! Trisha Bigger (the designer of most of the
costumes) said it was supposed to resemble the lakes and waterfalls of Naboo,
and Natalie Portman said it reminded her of Ophelia from Hamlet, and I think they’re both absolutely right. And she’s just
so beautiful like absolutely the angel that Anakin thought she was. Even in
death, Padme is more beautiful than any of us will ever be. No lie, I want to
be buried in something like that.
-Honorable Mention – White Geonosis Outfit (AotC)
One of her more practical costumes (except
for the fact that it’s white (I mean really you shouldn’t wear white into
battle) (of course the costume department said they made it white so that it
would stand out in the red/orange sand) (still, white will get so dirty during a battle) whatever, I
digress.) This costume has by far the most amount of screen time than any of her
others. I really like the cloak and silver armbands too. It’s also a bit
similar to Leia’s Hoth outfit. I actually thought about cosplaying this one but
I have no idea how to do that freaking hair.
Top 5 non-Padme costumes, in no
-Princess Leia’s Hoth/Bespin outfit (ESB)
Like it’s literally just a white jumpsuit
but Carrie Fisher made that thing look so regal and badass. I don’t have much
to say about it, I just like it a lot?
-Princess Leia’s Ceremony Dress (ANH)
Yeah it’s a plain white dress but it’s
prettier and more feminine than the other plain white dress. I love the cape
effect of the sleeves even though it’s not actually a cape. I also really like
the necklace and hair. I’ve considered cosplaying this one too.
-Luke’s Dagobah Costume (ESB)
I like that it shows his biceps. It’s also
dirty and kind of grungy, which you wouldn’t think of as a good Look for Luke
but damn does he make it work.
-Lando’s Blue Outfit (ESB)
The lining of his cape is literally
embroidered with dragons. Iconic.
-Luke’s Ceremony Outfit (ANH)
I love that it’s so obvious that Luke is wearing Han’s clothes here. Because we all know Luke didn’t pack much when he left Tatooine, so he didn’t have a lot in the way of fashionable clothes. But Han helped him out and donated an outfit. Except for the canary yellow jacket. That was not Han’s and no one has any idea where Luke got it from.
The first time Leia wears color! (even if
it is an unfortunate shade of red.) I like the shape and texture of the
cape/cloak and that is has a vague floral pattern on it. I really like her hair
too. Too bad it doesn’t have much screen time.
Favorite SW film plot wise?
-Lol I don’t watch Star Wars for the plot. But
seriously, I think they all have unique and interesting plots (except for TFA)
Favorite SW film music wise?
-They all have fantastic music but I have to say
Rogue One had very unique music compared to the others. I guess because it wasn’t
John Williams, which I love John Williams! But I really enjoyed the soundtrack
-Nubian Ships (Prequels)
(Pictured: J-type 327 Nubian Royal starship) They’re just so shiny and remind me of
mirrors. Fun fact: Captain Phasma’s armor is made from the melted down hull of
one of Palpatine’s Naboo ships.
-Kylo Ren’s shuttle (TFA)
It’s pretty simple but very intimidating. I
love the long V-shape wings, they kind of remind me of a bird of prey.
Favorite behind the scenes stuff?
-So many of the actors make their own sound
effects with the lightsabers and blasters.
-Carrie making Mark wear her Leia costumes. (I
wonder if she ever got him to wear the gold bikini…)
-All the many times that you can see Hayden
Christensen fall down in bts videos. It really supports my head canon that
Anakin has bad balance because of the prosthetic arm.
Wow this was a loaded ask. I hope I answered everything to
Megan Padalecki was not at all how you would have pictured Jared’s little sister. You weren’t sure what you expected, but it wasn’t what came bursting forth your front door. Charlie was immediately up from her seat on the sofa situated in front of the fireplace. She had been reading but the sudden intrusion into your house was enough to have her flying across the room.
“You ought to check if your front door is locked next time,” Charlie muttered under her breath.
Genre: Soulmate!AU where soulmates are drawn to one another by the infliction of physical touch, whether it be pain or pleasure. But it is only initiated once the two people somewhat interact.
Count: 5,366 words.
Warnings: Some filthy smut.
the scent that lingers in the air, the trail left in the water, the impression made in space after something or somebody has been and gone.
When the term soulmate comes to mind, it is often associated with the general ideas of romance, of fairytales and happily ever afters. It is blended with a scene of two inevitable lovers seeing each other for the first time across the room, maybe at a library basked in the warmth of a fireplace, or a cafe with an atmosphere tainted by the strong aroma of grounded coffee beans. They lock eyes, one smiles and raises an eyebrow in a silent hello, interacting without voice, just the smallest of gestures and expressions. Then, one lifts their hand, not in a wave, but rather to lay it softly on their own forearm where they ever so gently squeeze the muscle – and suddenly, across the expanse of distance that separates them, they are connected by the sensation of the touch blossoming over the same area of muscle on the other being, who remains with their hands unmoving in their lap, as if it were of their own doing.
All at once, their two separate worlds come together, the sun and moon align, the flowers over in the cracked vase bloom, once wilted petals flourishing, and the birds dancing across the windowsill start to sing in melodious harmony. They are connected, the two strangers, in pain and pleasure, they are one – experiencing the sillage, the impression made in space after something or someone has been and gone, but through the physical sensations that grace their body. Soulmates.
So when she meets him, bloodstream laced with the intoxication that only vodka can provide, ordering the largest bowl of miso at two in the morning from Sumo, the local ramen shop that is a hotspot for clubbers after a heavy night of consuming too much liquor – the last word that comes to mind when she stares into his glazed over, drunken eyes is soulmate.
x Reader, OC Cameron, Laura Barton, Barton children
some swearing but other than that none :)
has a four
year old son from another relationship but Bucky loves him
nevertheless. After dropping him off at Laura and Clint’s, Bucky
just has to tell Y/N how amazed he is by her juggling this life and
Summary: Ever since Layla Heartfilia’s tragic death, Lucy has been alone in this world. It doesn’t help that Jude Heartfilia blames Lucy for her mother’s death. But when Lucy runs away from home, Jude sends pirates to go retrieve her. Suddenly, she’s a recruit to famous pirate crew, Fairy Tail!
Pairings: Nalu (later on gajevy, gruvia, and possible jerza/zervis)
A/N: This is my first fic that I am posting on this account! I am so excited to start writing this fanfic! I hope you like it and I’m sorry if my writing is a little rusty! (It’s been almost a year since I have written anything rip)
“Lucy, it’s time to wake up…” Her mother’s tender voice stated as she caressed her daughter lovingly.
“Five… Five more minutes, Momma!” A young Lucy Heartfilia yawned.
“No sweetheart, you promised me you would get up five minutes ago!” Layla laughed heartily.
Somehow, Lucy found herself getting out of her bed. Today was a special day. It was her seventh birthday, and her mother was taking her out to the docks to celebrate. She loved her mother more than words could describe. Her mother was her best friend. In fact, she was Lucy’s only friend, but nonetheless, they were the best of friends.
“Happy birthday, Lucy!” Layla reached out her arms to her small child.
Lucy happily obliged and embraced her warm mother.
“Thank you, Momma.” Lucy whispered into Layla.
“Now, get ready and we will get going to the docks.” Layla said, she was always one for keeping her promises.
Layla knew Lucy had been looking forward to her birthday for months. All Lucy had wanted to do was go spend the day with her mother. It truly warmed Layla’s heart knowing that Lucy and herself had that strong of a bond.
Spencer stared at you as you bit down into your burger, its juices running down your chin. You didn’t even notice, didn’t even make a move to wipe the grease away. Instead you moaned as you savored the food. After being on a strict diet the past months you had allowed yourself to indulge in such a delicious treat and Spencer was more than happy to pay for your meal.
He grinned as you dunked your french fries into ketchup and shoved them into your mouth with no regard towards table manners. The slurping noise amused him as you noisily drank your cup of cherry coke through a straw, an all around happy look on your face.
“Stop looking at me like that, weirdo,” you laughed as you finally set your food down and wiped at the mess on your face. Spencer had been watching you eat for the past five minutes with a look of admiration, not once touching his own food.
“Like how?” He asked with a grin as he picked up some French fries and dunked them in ranch- his own preference when it came to dipping sauces.
“Like I’m so cute you could eat me,” you replied with a small smirk as you shoved more fries into your mouth in a very unladylike manner. Spencer chuckled at your mannerisms as he ate his own food in a more restrained fashion.
“You do look appetizing,” he replied with a wolfish grin as he looked you over. You were dressed in a burgundy dress that hit right above your knee and accentuated your every curve. His eyes roamed across them, his grin permanently on his face as he realized how lucky he was that someone like you would have even looked at someone like him.
** The two of you were attending another science convention where Spencer had been asked to speak and you had certainly dressed up. This was important to him so you made sure that you took it as seriously as he did. Most of the crowd gawked at you as you strode in, walking straight up to Spencer and greeting him with a kiss. A low murmur broke out across the room as the scientists turned to each other and spoke about you, or rather how Spencer had found himself in such good company.
“Hello, my name is Dr. Spencer Reid and I will be talking to you about molecular biology today,” Spencer said with confidence. You smiled as you stood to the side, watching as he began his lecture about macromolecules. You didn’t know a thing about what he spoke but you listened intently anyway.
“Now, as much as I want to think everyone here is paying attention to what I’m saying, I’ve noticed a lot of wandering eyes towards this corner over here,” Spencer said with a small laugh in the middle of his speech as he gestured toward where you stood. You looked at him in confusion. You had never taken your eyes off of him while he spoke and had failed to notice the glances from the crowd. Your eyes widened as he made a “come here” gesture with his hands before shyly walking up to him.
“This is Y/N. Sorry to disappoint but she is not just eye candy, she’s also my wife,” Spencer announced with pride. “So if that mystery is over, I would very much like to continue on with my speech.”
There was small laughter from the crowd at being caught but Spencer had successfully attained their full attention now.
“Go sit down. We’ll go out to eat once this is over,” Spencer whispered to you with a small smile. **
You laughed at his subtle sexual undertone and continued your meal. The two of you looked out of place dressed so formally at the small diner but the waitresses couldn’t help but smile at you. It was evident just how in love you both were.
“Ready to go?” Spencer asked as you pushed away your empty plate.
“I kind of want something sweet,” you replied as you watched him stand and throw a wad of dollars down on the table. He smirked as he offered you his hand.