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"So they always put a girl character in movies for someone to fall in love with?"

my 7 year old son (astutely calling attention to the lack of female leads in action and adventure films).

While watching Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz flirt in POTC On Stranger Tides my son asked me “Why is there always romance in every movie?” He had asked the same question last week when we watched Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire have their memorable moment in the rain in Spiderman. He’s 7 and not a fan of kissing scenes. I try to explain that many people, especially adults, enjoy romance so it’s a popular thing in movies.

He responds with “So they always put a girl character in for someone to fall in love with?” And I am floored, because I realize the message Hollywood has sent my child is that you only need to include one female character - and it’s not so she can be the hero. If a 7 year old boy can recognize that women in action films are nothing but a plot device it is time for the film industry to admit they have a problem.

(via lnica)


cactuseeds:

this is
oh my god
didn’t even see it was
moVING

cactuseeds:

this is

oh my god

didn’t even see it was

moVING


princemaedhros:

Characters of the Silmarillion

Haleth the Hunter : the daughter of Haldad and twin sister of Haldar. In time she became leader of the Haladin, one of the Three Houses of the Edain, who were after known to Elves and Men as the People of Haleth.

posted 1 day ago via ohaldir · © princemaedhros with 326 notes


leeeeeeeeeegooooooooolaaaaaaaaas:

So it’s officially been a year since Mari and I made these blogs. We got to talking and have both been meaning to celebrate reaching follower milestones (30k and 3k!) But considering it’s our anniversary, we decided to celebrate with what brought us closer together: Legolas and Aragorn! And to do that, we’re hosting a joint giveaway!

The prizes are as follows:

  • Both Legolas and Aragorn T-Shirts (Winner chooses size!)
  • United Cutlery Fighting Knives of Legolas
  • Sterling Silver Ring of Barahir
  • 20” NECA Legolas Figure
  • 20” NECA Aragorn Figure
  • Sterling Silver Elven Brooch
  • Prancing Pony and Green Dragon stein glasses

So here’s how it’s gonna be (AKA The Rules!):

  • Since this is a follower appreciation giveaway of sorts, you must be following me and Aragorn
  • No giveaway blogs! (We will check!)
  • Reblog to your heart’s content! (Just be polite and try not to spam.)
  • Likes count!
  • Keep your ask box open so we can contact you with the good news!
  • Any questions regarding the giveaway are to be sent to me (Legolas).

The giveaway ends August 31st, 2014! We will select ONE lucky winner via random number generator.

We are willing to ship anywhere in the world!

Thanks for following, and good luck!


fripperiesandfobs:

The Fraser Wedding Dress - used continuously by a single family since it was made in 1785, last worn in 2005
From Inverness Museums & Art Gallery via Emotional Objects

fripperiesandfobs:

The Fraser Wedding Dress - used continuously by a single family since it was made in 1785, last worn in 2005

From Inverness Museums & Art Gallery via Emotional Objects


arabellesicardi:

Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.



magicmattie:

wherehipposdrome:

blondesquats:

ruthiemaree:

Think of it this way; your body is like a piece of fruit, you let everybody have a taste and piece of you, soon enough there won’t be anything left and there will come a person who won’t want you because of that. I mean, would you want a piece of fruit that everyone has had their mouths all over?

you’re acting like a person has been tainted physically after they’ve been with someone😂 you are really dumb forreal

I’m sorry, if you’re letting people actually physically EAT PIECES OF YOU you’re doing something very, very wrong.

“ soon enough there won’t be anything left” see above comment.
“there will come a person who won’t want you because of that.” Why would I want THEM?

You are FAR more valuable than a piece of fruit. You are a TREASURE and you do not lose worth because of your contact with others. If anyone fails to recognize your value, that’s their lack of perception and their loss. You should NEVER settle for someone who doesn’t absolutely hold you as priceless.

That isn’t to say that carefully considering how and with whom you share yourself is a bad idea. But at the end of the day the idea that you can make yourself worthless by sleeping with too many people (or being made to) is deeply flawed. It’s one short step away from treating people who have done so like worthless objects. And no one deserves that.

magicmattie:

wherehipposdrome:

blondesquats:

ruthiemaree:

Think of it this way; your body is like a piece of fruit, you let everybody have a taste and piece of you, soon enough there won’t be anything left and there will come a person who won’t want you because of that. I mean, would you want a piece of fruit that everyone has had their mouths all over?

you’re acting like a person has been tainted physically after they’ve been with someone😂 you are really dumb forreal

I’m sorry, if you’re letting people actually physically EAT PIECES OF YOU you’re doing something very, very wrong.

 soon enough there won’t be anything left” see above comment.

there will come a person who won’t want you because of that.” Why would I want THEM?

You are FAR more valuable than a piece of fruit. You are a TREASURE and you do not lose worth because of your contact with others. If anyone fails to recognize your value, that’s their lack of perception and their loss. You should NEVER settle for someone who doesn’t absolutely hold you as priceless.

That isn’t to say that carefully considering how and with whom you share yourself is a bad idea. But at the end of the day the idea that you can make yourself worthless by sleeping with too many people (or being made to) is deeply flawed. It’s one short step away from treating people who have done so like worthless objects. And no one deserves that.


peashooter85:

The Legend of Stagecoach Mary,
Also known as Mary Fields, Stagecoach Mary was one of the toughest ladies of the Old West.  Born as a slave on a Tennessee plantation in 1832, she gained her freedom after the Civil War and the resulting abolition of slavery.  After the Civil War Mary made her way west where she eventually settled in Cascade County, Montana.
In Montana Mary would gain a reputation as one of the toughest characters in the territory.  Unlike most women of the Victorian Era, Mary had a penchant for whiskey, cheap cigars, and brawling.  It was not uncommon for men to harass her because of her race or her gender.  Those who earned her disfavor did so at their own risk, as the six foot tall two hundred pound woman served up a mean knuckle sandwich.  According to her obituary in Great Falls Examiner “she broke more noses than any other woman in Central Montana”.
In Montana Mary made a living doing heavy labor for a Roman Catholic convent.  She did work such as carpentry, chopping wood, and stone work.  However it was her job of transporting supplies to the convent by wagon that would earn her the name “Stagecoach Mary”.  The job was certainly dangerous, as she braved fierce weather, bandits, robbers, and wild animals.  In one instance her wagon was attacked by wolves, causing the horses to panic and overturn the wagon.  Throughout the night Stagecoach Mary fought off several wolf attacks with a rifle, a ten gauge shotgun, and a pair of revolvers.  
Mary’s job with the convent ended when another hired hand complained it was not fair that she made more money than him to the townspeople and the local bishop. When the bishop dismissed his claims, he went to a local saloon, saying that it was not fair that he should have to work with a black woman (he said something much more obscene). In response, Mary shot him in the bum. The bishop fired Mary, and she was out of a job.
After a failed attempt at running a restaurant, Stagecoach Mary was hired to run freight for the US Postal Service. Today she holds the distinction of being the first African American postal employee. Despite delivering parcels to some of the most remote and rugged areas of Montana, Mary gained a reputation for always delivering on time regardless of the weather or terrain.
At the age of seventy, Stagecoach Mary retired from the parcel business and opened a laundry.  In one incident when a customer refused to pay, the 72 year old woman knocked out one of his teeth.  For the remainder of her life Mary settled down to peace and quiet, drinking whiskey and smoking cheap cigars.  She passed away in 1914 at the age of 82.

peashooter85:

The Legend of Stagecoach Mary,

Also known as Mary Fields, Stagecoach Mary was one of the toughest ladies of the Old West.  Born as a slave on a Tennessee plantation in 1832, she gained her freedom after the Civil War and the resulting abolition of slavery.  After the Civil War Mary made her way west where she eventually settled in Cascade County, Montana.

In Montana Mary would gain a reputation as one of the toughest characters in the territory.  Unlike most women of the Victorian Era, Mary had a penchant for whiskey, cheap cigars, and brawling.  It was not uncommon for men to harass her because of her race or her gender.  Those who earned her disfavor did so at their own risk, as the six foot tall two hundred pound woman served up a mean knuckle sandwich.  According to her obituary in Great Falls Examiner “she broke more noses than any other woman in Central Montana”.

In Montana Mary made a living doing heavy labor for a Roman Catholic convent.  She did work such as carpentry, chopping wood, and stone work.  However it was her job of transporting supplies to the convent by wagon that would earn her the name “Stagecoach Mary”.  The job was certainly dangerous, as she braved fierce weather, bandits, robbers, and wild animals.  In one instance her wagon was attacked by wolves, causing the horses to panic and overturn the wagon.  Throughout the night Stagecoach Mary fought off several wolf attacks with a rifle, a ten gauge shotgun, and a pair of revolvers.  

Mary’s job with the convent ended when another hired hand complained it was not fair that she made more money than him to the townspeople and the local bishop. When the bishop dismissed his claims, he went to a local saloon, saying that it was not fair that he should have to work with a black woman (he said something much more obscene). In response, Mary shot him in the bum. The bishop fired Mary, and she was out of a job.

After a failed attempt at running a restaurant, Stagecoach Mary was hired to run freight for the US Postal Service. Today she holds the distinction of being the first African American postal employee. Despite delivering parcels to some of the most remote and rugged areas of Montana, Mary gained a reputation for always delivering on time regardless of the weather or terrain.

At the age of seventy, Stagecoach Mary retired from the parcel business and opened a laundry.  In one incident when a customer refused to pay, the 72 year old woman knocked out one of his teeth.  For the remainder of her life Mary settled down to peace and quiet, drinking whiskey and smoking cheap cigars.  She passed away in 1914 at the age of 82.