what to wear when…a fairy tale sensitive bride.
examples: the sensitive bride that is hurt by a pea from prinsessen paa ærten (the princess and the pea), the sensitive brides that are hurt by lotus flowers/moonbeams/sounds) from ராஜா நல்லொழுக்கம் பேனர் மூன்று மென்மையானது மனைவிகள் (the three delicate wives of king virtue-banner), the sensitive brides that are hurt by hair-brushing/wrinkled fabric/jasmine petals) from la donna più sensibili (the most sensitive woman)
only a princess can marry a prince, necessitating the fairy tale motif of the bridal sensitivity test to verify the authenticity of a potential bride’s royal blood…many types of bridal tests occur in fairy tales, such as performing laborious tasks [e.g. spinning in rumpelstilzchen (rumpelstiltskin)] or fitting into special items of clothing [e.g. the sandal from rhodopis (ροδώπις)], but in this tale type, a bride’s worthiness as a wife is proven because her body’s literal sensitivity (aristocrats were conceived of as inherently daintier and less suited to physical duress than peasants) indicates her figurative sensitivity (her susceptibility to physical harm symbolizes her for femininity, royal lineage, and high degree of compassion for the pain of others)…often, three extraordinarily sensitive maidens are presented as prospective wives. the prince chooses the one among them with the highest sensitivity…sensitivity tests for princesses are treated ironically even in the oldest fairy tales, [but] this is not an unqualified honor because the narrator characterizes such extreme delicateness as both a virtue and an inconvenience.
post 807 of an infinity-part series
"The Lannisters of Casterly Rock were a damnably large and fertile house."
this is the cutest gif ever
dance dance: for dancing around your room like nobody will ever be watching
1. hey ya - outkast // 2. let’s dance to joy division - the wombats // 3. dance dance - fall out boy // 4. mrs. robinson - the lemonheads // 5. all the small things - blink 182 // 6. camisado - panic! at the disco // 7. dance with me tonight - olly murs // 8. elle me dit vs. emily - mika // 9. come on eileen - dexy’s midnight runners // 10. vegas lights - panic! at the disco // 11. bulletproof - la roux // 12. troublemaker - olly murs & flo rida // 13. that’s not my name - the ting tings // 14. gonna get over you - sara bareilles // 15. american idiot - green day // 16. don’t trust me - 3OH!3 // 17. hollaback girl - gwen stefani
She was the blood of the dragon, and the fire was in her.She had sensed the truth of it long ago, Dany thought as she took a step closer to the conflagration, but the brazier had not been hot enough.[..] The fire is mine. I am Daenerys Stormborn, daughter of dragons, bride of dragons, mother of dragons, don’t you see? Don’t you SEE!
lotr/hobbit meme: day 10 - favorite man: aragorn"Frodo found that Strider was now looking at him, as if he had heard or guessed all that had been said. Presently, with a wave of his hand and a nod, he invited Frodo to come over and sit by him. As Frodo drew near be threw back his hood, showing a shaggy head of dark hair necked with grey, and in a pale stern face a pair of keen grey eyes." - The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien
Born of cold and winter air
And mountain rain combining…
This icy force both foul and fair
Has a frozen heart worth mining
Prettiest sibs in the world
in a series full of characters who commit mass slaughter, rape young girls, torture people for pleasure and abuse their children, if your least favourite character is someone like Sansa or Lysa you need to think long and hard about why
they’re so CUTE
If Lupita is the real life Disney Princess, can Jennifer be the real life quirky side kick?
This is the best one I’ve seen.