FYI, I used that corset for a magic rabbit costume as seen below. :)
oops, updated with image of the ACTUAL corset so there we go. Also thanks for the signal boosts lovelies. :)
OK, I really need to sell this corset I’ve been sitting on. Selling it off might allow me to finish or at least advance my Poison Ivy costume, so if you know anyone who might want this, please pass this information along. What I have is a size 34 white steel boned corset from corset-story.com with black stripes and a black ribbon at the bust. It’s in great shape, I only wore it once. It’s too big for me, which is why I’m getting rid of it. Now, this is a real corset, designed to take 4-5 inches off your waist. It’s not a flexible fashion corset. I paid full price (108) for it, but since I’ve worn it, I’m knocking 30 bucks off. I’ll take 80 for it (the extra couple bucks will help me ship it to you, unless you’re local, then we can talk about a hand delivery).
A size 34 corset is designed for:
38-39 (your waist) 34 (corset size) 44 (bust) 44 (hip)
My waist is a 37, my bust is 40, so I fit into a size 32, and this one is just huge on me, even laced up as tight as it would go. Please send an ask if you’re interested.
I love Alan Rickman. J.K. Rowling told him Snape’s entire background story before they filmed the first movie so that he would understand Snape’s character, now watching these movies a second or third+ time is so great, because then you see strange or subtle little things Snape does, facial expressions, odd glances, ect, and you can be like “Thats why he did that!”
Like here, he sees Harry, and you can tell he is noticing how much he resembles his father, but there is no doubt that he also saw Lily’s eyes there too, then he notices that Harry’s scar is bothering him, and looks suspiciously at Quirrel because he knows he could be up to something. He already hates Harry so much because he’s a constant reminder of the love he lost and who he lost her to, and yet he tries to keep him safe from the first second he sees him. He doesn’t even have to think about it, he sees that something could put Lily’s son in danger and he instantly starts to put the pieces together to keep him safe.
This is why Alan Rickman is such a BAMF. I started noticing this when I was rewatching them after reading the last book… so epic.
the elder scrolls factions - the dark brotherhood"Sweet Mother, sweet Mother, send your child unto me, for the sins of the unworthy must be baptized in blood and fear."
the elder scrolls factions - the stormcloaks"I do swear my blood and honor to the service of Ulfric Stormcloak, Jarl of Windhelm and true High King of Skyrim. As Talos is my witness, may this oath bind me to death and beyond, even to my lord as to my fellow brothers and sisters in arms. All hail the Stormcloaks, the true sons and daughters of Skyrim!"
Fighting the “Skyrim needs the Empire to defend itself” argument.
This one is one of the simpler arguments to debunk, because any high school dropout can look at the map and see how silly this argument is. Here. Map of Tamriel
Lets look at the two ways a military force can invade a territory. The first possibility is by Land. If the Thalmor were to attempt this, they’d need to go through either Morrowind (not allies of the Thalmor, and never have been, plus Argonians occupy part of it and are fighting the Dark Elves) or Hammerfell (obviously hostile to the Dominion) or through Cyrodiil, even High Rock. Now many say that there’s the solution. The Thalmor have a treaty with the Empire, and they are allowed through Empire territory. Two things. One, the Justiciars are allowed, and two, whole armies are clearly not.
How do I know this? Tullius himself says at the Empire is currently guarding it’s border to watch for an attack from the Dominion. Think about that for a sec. If the Thalmor were allowed to waltz in whenever they wanted, why the hell is the Empire wasting their time guarding their borders? It makes no sense. Clearly the deal of the Thalmor in their territory extends solely to Justiciars for hunting down “heretics” not their whole army.
Now look at Skyrim’s natural barriers. Mountains. The worst kind. You cannot sustain a flow of troops and supplies through a mountain range. Not easily anyway. Couple that with the intense weather, and you have a complete supply chain disaster, easily cut off with avalanches, ambushes in the mountains, and already made impractical and long treks due to the mountains already.
.This picture better shows just how fortified Skyrim truly is from Hammerfell, High Rock, Cyrodiil and Morrowind:
Now, the Thalmor, assuming they actually did get through Cyrodiil in whatever fashion still would have trouble getting through even if they used the Pale Pass, due to it’s treacherous reputation. Here’s an example of how it caused trouble for Tullius during the Stormcloak rebellion. You’ll remember this from part 1 if you’ve all been reading like good boys and girls:
%5B5%5D In 4E 201, the Pale Pass was closed due to avalanches, preventing Imperial reinforcements from helping to secure Falkreath Hold under Imperial control during the Stormcloak Rebellion.%5B6%5D%5B7%5D
In short, a land invasion is highly unlikely in the current situation. I didn’t even talk about the obvious disadvantage of fighting in a cold climate that the Thalmor are not at all used to fighting in (their homeland is SUMMERSET ISLE for Kyne’s sake) against a people who are literally magically resistant to cold weather and magic.
Now lets look at what the Thalmor are actually good at. Naval invasion. The Thalmor are known (or rumored. didn’t hear much about this so called godly navy in the war) to have the most advanced and powerful naval force in Tamriel. But even the most advanced naval ships cannot successfully invade without a safe port nearby to house reinforcements and supplies to sustain the attack. See how far away Summerset Isle is?
It would be comically impractical to invade Skyrim from this far away, whether that be by land or sea. Even our real life history proves this fact to be true. The Thalmor can’t set one on the coast of Skyrim to the North because one, they’d be under constant attack, and two, the Sea of Ghosts is as the name suggests extremely treacherous. They don’t have any islands nearby to do this either.
The only possibilities they have is to anger the Dark Elves as well, and take one of those islands that are literally on the opposite side of Tamriel from Summerset Isle. Then they’d be fighting two nearby nations at the same time, and this time one of them is magically adept, and are as tough as the Nords are. So without a true safe port, this invasion tactic is even more unlikely to succeed.
Or, they could try and get permission from the Imperials to use High Rock’s ports for a land and naval invasion, but if the Imperials don’t interject to letting the guys that are out to destroy humanity be in a position to not only taking an independent Skyrim who is an enemy of their enemy, but also High Rock, their only other province left, then I know High Rock will. And even if they didn’t, you can guarantee a Hammerfell and Skyrim alliance at that point. The Bretons may even jump in themselves if they see the writing on the wall. This is how alliances are formed.
This is why I personally laugh at those who say “without the Empire in Skyrim, the Stormcloaks are doomed.” The Nords could literally sit back and gulp down some Black-Briar mead while the land does the fighting for them. There is no realistic scenario where the Thalmor invade Skyrim successfully, or without starting up the Great War II.
Part 4 here: