Shiny things

Odds and ends, bits and bobs. Whatever catches my interest. Nothing too personal here.

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fashioninhistory:

Evening Coat (Detail)
Rouff
1895-1905
This evening coat with its distinctive oversized sleeves is a fine example of the work of the House of Rouff, a premiere couture house in the late-19th into the 20th century. Rouff was known for the lingerie feel to their garments, which always included a multitude of ruffles and laces.

fashioninhistory:

Evening Coat (Detail)

Rouff

1895-1905

This evening coat with its distinctive oversized sleeves is a fine example of the work of the House of Rouff, a premiere couture house in the late-19th into the 20th century. Rouff was known for the lingerie feel to their garments, which always included a multitude of ruffles and laces.

befearfulofalectocarrow asked: Hi there, I've been following your blog and I absolutely adore it. I was talking to a friend of mine about magical blades and magical sword fighting and I wanted to know your opinion. We were talking about how swords might have been integrated into Wizard Fighting with blades that were infused with magic and could curse whomever gets pierced with the blade. And I was thinking that these blades were bought by the purebloods and passed down the generations. Do you think this was possible?

the-l-space:

thepostmodernpottercompendium:

omg bless!

Oh god wizarding duels with blades obviously I am into this because blades! Sharp things! The clash of steel!

Okay so in this ‘verse, I headcanon the Mulcibers as having been - historically, in their pre-Norman conquest past - smiths, potioneers and alchemists and based off that, I came up with the idea that their magically-forged weapons were prized far more above those of the goblins because A) pureblood forged weapons and B) goblin forged artifacts were far more common. Naturally, these became prized heirlooms that only select pureblood families owned/could afford to have.

But magical blades of all shapes and sizes. Some of them cooled in untraceable poisons, so that whoever is stabbed by it is poisoned. Some of them with runic dark magic on them, so that the dark magic enters the veins of those whom the blade pierces, slowly working its way to their heart until it kills them slowly and painfully.

And magical swords! With runes that work as shield charms on them, protecting them from all but the three Unforgivables.

Magical blades and swords which wix can train to obey their will and nothing else - no need to wield them, if you’re talented you can fight with a wand and keep your blades in the air using your magical willpower to do so. 

Magical weaponry is my fave. Anyone else has thoughts on the subject?

I love this headcanon!

Re:the devaluation of goblin swords due to pureblood-made ones, iI think that after the Revolutions the goblin industry was very restricted by Ministry law. Nowadays they coin wizarding money (according to canon), but I don’t think they’re able to create powerful magical objects anymore.

All mentions of goblin-made artifacts, up to the Black’s silverware, date prior to the Revolutions. It’s my headcanon that High Gobbledegook was previously a prized language in academia, the Gobbledegook equivalent to Latin in the same centuries, but after severe restrictions on goblin civil liberties by the Ministry in the 17th century no texts in goblin language could be published. More recently, due to goblin activism and campaigning, the Goblin Liaison Office was established (late 1700s, early 1800s in tandem with the Industrial Revolution, as some wizard investers saw the opportunity to bring goblin metalsmiths into the market again by replicating and altering Muggle designs in demand). In the early 1900s Gobbledegook was officially recognized as a language again in the UK, and although goblins were not admitted at Hogwarts, the translation and publication of magical texts in goblin language was no longer illegal (canon: Goshawk’s Book of Spells has been translated into Gobbledegook).

However, most treaties on the goblin arts were written in High Gobbledegook and are therefore inaccessible to almost all goblin population nowadays. That’s the reason why even the money-savvy Gringotts goblins, who have integrated into wizarding economy quite well, still hold onto the concept of property as a right of the maker of the artifact, not the buyer, and the returning of goblin-made magical objects bought by wizards centuries ago is still a central point for goblin activists.

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Nadejda Sokolova

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Nadejda Sokolova

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melkorwashere:

I was there,Gandalf…

”-Isildur, we need to destroy it!

-You gonna drag this shit on the top of the mountain?

-ISILDUR!!!”

I was there the day the strength of Men failed…

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vintageeveryday:

Girl looks on at British Soldier in Ireland. January, 1972.

vintageeveryday:

Girl looks on at British Soldier in Ireland. January, 1972.

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ex0skeletal:

Pro Tip: Instead of having feelings, try being dead inside. Everything is still horrible but you will not care at all.

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*screaming in the distance*

the-time-goddess-of-221b:

smoochlock:

so my mum told me that as a kid she would peel an apple and throw the peel over her shoulder, and the peel would take the shape of the first letter of her future spouse. naturally, i decided to do it and

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i’m fucking crying 

it says ‘no.’

it literally says NO.

oh my god

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sir-hathaway:

least-virginy-virgin-ever:

infinite-songbird:

how the fuck do some girls get boyfriends so easily like wtf do you just create them in your basement or what

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In just seven days, oh baby, I can make you a maaaaaaaaan

I believe that Rocky Horror fans just stole a text post and I love it.

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