Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:
[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE.
So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
SOMEONE DRAW HER PLEASE
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW AN ANCIENT CRAFTSMAN WAS PRESENTED WITH PEOPLE LOOKING FOR HELP TO NORMALIZE THEIR DISABILITY. AND THEN SAID ‘NAH FUCK THIS WE’RE GOING TO
MAKE YOU LOOK BADASS.’
i love her
Gorgeous, gorgeous leather work! Of course, this kind of craftsmanship does not come cheap…this corset starts at $1,200.
A friend of mine is a leather tooling artist. No telling, what all she could do for these kind of panels or a corset in general! My mind is on overdrive!
Gusseted underbust corset with gothic styled ornaments over a red satin layer. (via CORSET GALLERY | Cristiane Tano)
a little love story about mermaids and tattoos
He remembers those vanished years. As though looking through a dusty window pane, the past is something he could see, but not touch. And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct.
In The Mood For Love (2000)
The Guardians Of The Galaxy // promotional by Marvel Studios (2014)
Featuring Chris Pratt as Starlord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Batista as Drax The Destroyer. Featuring the voices of Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon and Vin Diesel as Groot.
Not sure how this one went under my radar. You’re welcome ladies and gentlemen ;)
-Kiera Cass (via randmshxt)Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.
Bad Ass Black Goths: A Photoset For You To Reblog & Throw In People’s Faces
by Nuestra Hermana
In case you didn’t know, there has always been a lot of backwards ass racist sentiments towards black goths. Statements like, “there aren’t any black goths”, “black people just don’t look right as goth”, “Black goths are scary”, “Black people shouldn’t be goth” are prominent throughout the internet and within clubs and community circles.
Translated, these statements in their simplest root read something along the lines of: Black people cannot be gothic because they are not white.
Of course, not every non-black goth is this way but you will see more than plenty proclaim any of the above without a thought of how erasing and racist it is towards black goths.
Recently, I read someone posting something along the very same sentiment, claiming they had never seen a black person “pull off” being goth.
This here, is for all of you dears who truly believe that. I’m here to simply show you that Black goths do it real fucking well & are just as dark souled & artistically amazingly magnificent in the goth community (if not even more, yes, I did just say that to you.)
If you don’t know much about this or simply don’t believe me, you can read more for yourself here , where someone is asking for advice on “on how you would approach one” and here, where someone claims that black people make terrible vampires (TW: racist slurs)… and here where a black goth is attacked for simply asking if there are any other black goths in his area.
If you’re black and goth and want some support:
Black/African-American Goths (364 members! Yes.)
Ps: I had a bunch more pictures but I couldn’t fit them in to this photoset.