Sound and Nerdery

Because the story is always more complicated.

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In 1888 actress Ellen Terry performed the role of Lady Macbeth at London’s Lyceum Theatre while wearing an awesome green gown bedecked with the 1,000 sloughed-off wings of the jewel beetle. It quickly became one of the most celebrated costumes of the Victorian era, immortalized in a portrait painted by John Singer Sargent.

126 years is a long time and over the years Dame Terry’s dress experienced all sorts of wear and tear and numerous alterations. But after 1,300 hours of painstaking work over and £50,000 ($81,000) in expenses, this magnificent costume has been restored to its original glory.

Work began on the gown two years ago after a successful fundraising campaign, but restoring the beetle wings wasn’t the most difficult task. “We had collected the beetle wings that had fallen off over the years,” says Paul Meredith, house manager at Smallhythe Place, where the dress now resides, “so that the conservator was able to reattach many of the originals, plus others that had been donated to us—1,000 in total.” The restoration team patched the 100 or so broken wings using small pieces of Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste.

Click here to read more about the restoration process.

Photos by Zenzie Tinker

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Lagertha is a powerful and well-known shield-maiden, continuing to fight alongside her former husband and fellow viking fighters, before her great tragedy. Once the devoted wife of the Ragnar Lothbrok, with whom she shared a great love story, deep respect, admiration, and ambitions, Lagertha has since married another after they lost their second and unborn third child.

Since the loss of her children and suffering the blows of love and rejection, Lagertha realizes that Freyja's fertility is meant for another, and that it is the goddess' warrior aspect that speaks to her fellow valkyrie. Lagertha remains fiercely independent when it comes to protecting her family—and the throne.

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I’m mostly disturbed by Anubis’ hair.

It’s all so disturbing.

Okay, gonna admit this—I don’t see a lot of super cut men twisting on a regular basis. Not a feature in the house. We are all comfortably middle-aged here.
But are their muscles supposed to do that over the hip? Because that isn’t sexy. That’s…like…OH GOD CALL AN AMBULANCE MY RIPPLING MUSCLES HAVE ATTACKED MY PELVIS OH GOD IT HURTS IT HURTS IS ANUBIS HERE BECAUSE I AM DYING BECAUSE THAT SORT OF MAKES SENSE OH GOD.
I mean, not to body shame here, if you work out and your muscles do that thing, you are one of god’s beautiful creatures and all, I’m just saying maybe you wanna get that looked at by a professional.

wait there is a tumblr for this sign me right the fuck up
day. made.

peoplemask:

ursulavernon:

morebadbookcovers:

wtfbadfantasycovers:

I’m mostly disturbed by Anubis’ hair.

It’s all so disturbing.

Okay, gonna admit this—I don’t see a lot of super cut men twisting on a regular basis. Not a feature in the house. We are all comfortably middle-aged here.

But are their muscles supposed to do that over the hip? Because that isn’t sexy. That’s…like…OH GOD CALL AN AMBULANCE MY RIPPLING MUSCLES HAVE ATTACKED MY PELVIS OH GOD IT HURTS IT HURTS IS ANUBIS HERE BECAUSE I AM DYING BECAUSE THAT SORT OF MAKES SENSE OH GOD.

I mean, not to body shame here, if you work out and your muscles do that thing, you are one of god’s beautiful creatures and all, I’m just saying maybe you wanna get that looked at by a professional.

wait there is a tumblr for this sign me right the fuck up

day. made.

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twloha:

But perhaps more important than both those facts, is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up. Many people feel small, ‘cause they’re small and the universe is big; but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.” - Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

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