This week on the Reign Report, Mary’s historically-accurate tendency to make truly terrible decisions starts to come to the fore; Greer doesn’t yet know about those, but if she did, she’d probably be as 100% done with that as she is with everything else that happens this week, including Lola marrying a serial killer, anything about King Henry whatsoever, and any and all instrumental Lorde. (X)


Evening dress, 1920’s

From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev via Fashion Blog

I was tagged in this post on my dash, and I only noticed it after I was already hitting reblog. That’s some good tagging, lazulus.

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"Little Venice"/"La salute (Dawn)", James McNeill Whistler, 1879-1880.


Cersei: But you love him.


Above, the dancing in Reign this week; below, my reaction to the dancing on Reign this week.

And like this photoset, this week involved a lot of people, some very awkward dialogue, impossible and hilarious intricacies, and ended with Catherine on top of it all. (x)

Gilliflower, wild orchid, carnation, columbine, milk thistle, and Madonna lily (details) in The Unicorn in Captivity, c.1495-1505, Southern Netherlands.

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A Guide to Six Strange Ocean Phenomena Through a 19th Century Text

Curious things happen out on the ocean. Some of these natural phenomena are illustrated in detail in Philip Henry Gosse’s compendium The Ocean from 1854. As part of their recent releasing of more than a million images into the public domain through Flickr, the British Library shared a few of these strange occurrences in their 19th century glory, and out on the seas you can still sometimes witness the otherworldly spectacles with your own eyes. 

We break them down for you over on Atlas Obscura…

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a mother piping plover on massachusetts’s plum island plumps her feathers to provide warmth and protection to an increasing plurality of her chicks, giving new meaning to the phrase “a bird in the bosom”. photo by michael milicia

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"The Princess Offered The Soldier a Goblet of Wine," Margaret Evans Prince, from Once upon a time : a book of old-time fairy tales. (via NYPL)

"The Princess Offered The Soldier a Goblet of Wine," Margaret Evans Prince, from Once upon a time : a book of old-time fairy tales. (via NYPL)


Mission: Impossible (1996)

"I really like Brian de Palma, in a twisted way. He gave me the most outrageous acting direction once on Mission: Impossible. I was acting away, and he says ‘Cut, cut, cut! You are a spy. You look like you are surveying your estates in Russia.’
Stop acting, right? I should write a book: ‘Pieces of directing I have loved.’” (Kristin Scott Thomas)

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