Mar. 20th, 2017

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Lily Evans – Possible Fcs I

- Marcia Cross [Age Range: 30- 55 years]

- Elena Satine [Age Range: 22 – 30 years]

- Katherine McNamara [Age Range: 18- 22 years]

- Jaime Ray Newman [Age Range: 28 – 40 years]

- Ebba Zingmark [Age Range: 16 – 22 years]
(blue eyes not green eyes)

- Bryce Dallas Howard [Age Range: 10 – 36 years]

- Kelly Reilly [Age Range: 24 – 38 years]

- Sophie Turner [Age Range: 16-22 years]
(blue grey eyes not green eyes)

- Katia Winter [Age Range: 26 – 35 years]
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so if there’s one single trope i’m always down to fight it’s the animal bride (folklore motif 402??) which a lot of you are probably familiar with as the selkie - the fisherman either falls in love, steals her skin to trap her on land/gain power over her, or they fall in love and THEN he steals her skin to keep her from leaving, and either way she spends a lot of time gazing sadly out to sea and then she or her child finds the skin and never returns again. and that’s awful on a whole lot of levels - it’s not love, it’s control.

BUT. but the thing is. you how selkies/seal women was a pretty common variation of this? another really popular one was swans.

i just want you to think about that for a moment. swans. like…I get it, they’re pretty, graceful birds, certainly it’s easy to imagine them magically becoming pretty graceful ladies? but have you ever fought a swan. swans are awful. swans are the devil’s geese. imagine seeing a pretty magic lady and being absolutely enchanted by her, and stealing her magic feather cloak, and then you go up and say ‘hey i’m in love with you, let me make you my queen, it will be great, we’ll be so happy’ and she just looks at you for a moment and…

you know i was going to say maybe she just shouts for her sisters and suddenly you’re realizing you’ve made a terrible terrible mistake bc you’re surrounded by big fucking birds who are all hissing. but honestly if this swan lady is as aggressively down to brawl as any other generally unhappy swan, then she’d straight up fuck you up on her own. she’d just deck you roundhouse, honestly. you don’t fuck with swans. why does this trope exist

okay but consider this: a woman walks to the park every day and feeds the swans and watches them paddle gracefully around the lake, sighing to see how beautifully they swim. 

finally one day, a swan comes up to her and says ‘why don’t you come and swim with us? you always sigh so wistfully to see us on the water, and you would be most welcome to join our company, for you have always been a true friend to our kind’

and the woman says, ‘i can’t swim’

and the swan says, ‘we’ll teach you’

and the woman says, ‘literally i can’t swim, my husband stole my sealskin and should i venture into deep water i would surely drown’ 

and the swan says ‘your husband fucking WHAT’

the next morning the woman’s front yard looks like this. 

and neither the woman nor her husband are ever heard from again, though for very different reasons. 

@elodieunderglass

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Things ’90s Kids Said That ’00s Kids Would Never
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let-them-not-weep:

I want small children to think I am either a goddess or a faerie but I want grown men to fear me

Blue hair

Honestly this is how colored hair works. Adult men automatically assume that I have loud opinions and will talk back to them (they are correct and have learned from experience), but children compliment me all the time.

i feel like in myths goddesses and fairies already have that relationship trope with men and children

Confirming the blue hair thing here.
Kids think I’m magical, old ladies often go “oh, I wish I’d had your courage”, old men glare at me like I have two heads, and then glare at my father like somehow they expect him to control his unruly 33 year old.
It’s awesome.

Pair it with glitter and winged eyeliner and the effect is about 200% stronger. Speaking from experience.

100% me and @mermaidqueen

The amount I want to try this now is 400% what it was before.

Friend, I’m gunna tell you this right now, DO IT. Take. The. Leap. Your hair will always grow out and can be re-dyed if you hate it. I started dyeing my hair red in high school and haven’t looked back. 

When I had blue hair I never got catcalled, when it happened fairly regularly where I was at the time. I got dirty looks a few times, but mostly people either afraid to actually look at me, children staring in amazement, people whispering where they thought I wouldn’t notice (mostly children to parents), or people coming up and complimenting me.

One man stopped a conversation he was having on his phone to compliment me twice in a store. First he was like, “woah! I love your hair!” and told his friend about it, then he stopped again when we crossed aisles again and was saying, “I just can’t get over how pretty that color looks! And it matches your eyes! That’s amazing! Have a good one!” Another guy stopped me on campus to tell me it was his favorite color and he has shoes that match and maybe he should dye his hair too. Just the most innocent compliments that usually women only get from other women.

Men who don’t like it are going to be too afraid of you to say anything, because if you are bold enough to have bright blue hair, you’re bold enough to tell them off.

Same - I had hair that was equal parts marigold and apricot. Kids loved it, old ladies complimented me, creepy dudes avoided me. It was fucking brilliant. 
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…seems wrong not to juxtapose all three (like I did with the first two last time):

Top: Mirko Ilic, 2004 / Middle: Nate Beeler, 2013 / Bottom: Sousa, Machado, & Rodgers; 2017

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