It’s Okay To Not Like Things
particularly Weeds and Meda idk I thought you would like this
Alas, not all of us can attend the Jazz Age Lawn Party, so why don’t we doll ourselves up and have a Jazz Age Tumblr Party?
Join me on August 18th and 19th for the First Annual Jazz Age Tumblr Party.
Post a fabulous photo of yourself in a straw boater hat! Post some swoon-worthy dresses from the Roaring Twenties! Make a post about the Harlem Renaissance! Post your favorite Art Deco architecture, music from the 1920s, images from silent films, and photographs of the Bright Young People!
Remember to use the tag Jazz Age Tumblr Party.
Here are some links to get you started:
why don’t murderers just hide the bodies in cemeteries
If you guys have not been able to see it, here is the alternate ending to The Avengers
Please note, this list only includes books I currently own. Feel free to drop suggestions in my ask, though
I think we need a definite recovering-from-the-summer party in the first week everyone’s back on campus, or the second if your social calendars are already clogged. Decompression Brunch, anyone? Liam and Parisa can bring the baked goods. I’m sure someone of legal age could rustle up some wine or light cocktails? Stephen, signal boost this to the rest of the good folks if you see it, please? I am happy to host in Rothschild.
(I feel like singing and drinking and stuff, and I don’t wanna care if I stumble or cry, handle me like family and that’ll be enough to keep me from dyin’ when I wanna die, etc.)
Stephen? How do I tag you in posts so you see the posts? How I do the Internet plz?
In related news, I had a medium-sized breakdown at work, but I am still employed, theoretically through August if I don’t exhaustionquit midweek this week. If anyone wants to volunteer to be the person I flail at? regarding whether I decide I want to
(a remain at the job I love with the people I love that is slowly killing me or
(b go home with the queasy knowledge that I let depression win and also less money and more of my parents worrying and the gross feeling that I Had To Quit My First Real Job because My Brain Doesn’t Work, also screwing over Sharon and Nancy and JQ and a bunch of people I love in the process.
I am leaning towards (a because people are being supportive and I think I can hang in there by the skin of my teeth, I might just roll into SLC with skinless teeth and a bit more broken than usual.
Also, you know what’s hella glamorous? Brain damage and dosage-increase brainfog combining to make my life glamorous. “Guys, I briefly forgot how my arms work, you can wait for me for a minute or two, or you can grab my bag and unbuckle my seatbelt, you can laugh if you want, it’s okay, this is funny, I know.”
Silver-gilt Khanjar with Watered Steel Blade
Dated: Ottoman, circa 1800
Dimensions: length: 56cm, weight: 906g
This khanjar (or kanjar - in Arabic it means simply a “knife” or “dagger”) is of Ottoman Turkish manufacture - probably it was made in an area of Turkey close to the Balkans - and it shows obvious Balkans’ influence. It comprises a curved double-edged finely watered steel blade with a prominent medial ridge, a scabbard sheathed in gilded silver and a hilt finely decorated in etched floral gold leaf work.
The scabbard is of meticulously worked gilded silver. The upper section has multiple bands of beaded, plaited and filigree work. The middle section has been left plain, and the lower section is worked to give the appearance of tight twisted wire bands, narrowing to a bud-like tip.
Elgood illustrates a similar khanjar with an ivory hilt but with a similar blade and an almost identical scabbard. The Elgood example was in the possession of Prince Ioannes Karatzas (1760-1845) of Greece and at one point the Ottoman ruler of Wallachia.
Source & Copyright: Michael Backman Ltd
Ivory hilted Moro Philippine Sword Barong or Bankung
Very rare and unusual form of Moro sword from the Southern Philippines. Clearly related to the typical barong sword, but with a much extended double-edged blade, and a most atypical pommel carved as a monsters head from a solid block of ivory, the upper jaw ending with carved leaves and flowers.
The grip with a ring of horn above a collar of silver with turned decoration to the ends, and a single bound ring of rattan/cane. The blade long and slender, of good quality steel and interestingly with both edges sharpened, a feature not common on Moro swords.
Complete with its original scabbard of rich coloured hardwood, with carved upper and lower section and bound with cane at intervals. 25 1/2 inches overall length, the blade just under 18 inches long.
Source & Copyright: Ashoka Arts