I’m upset because this
really hot Highlander guy has an arm tattoo and there’s only the one face tattoo available in the aesthetician and i can’t figure out how to get other tattoos and i want tattoos pls
all i have available to me is in the second picture on one or both sides of my face
Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine @ the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards
Why though? 😳
A Czech girl here to extensively talk about her country! This is actually fun tradition, and the ‘beating’ is mostly symbolic. It stings a bit but I can’t say that I’d consider it unbearably painful or abusive. Nobody forces women to participate, and today people only go to the other people they know. And honestly I find it much more preferable to tradition where they spill water on you or even worse perfume. (I did that once and I it was annoying and I smelled horrible. I’m happy for whipping thank you) Though there’s like revenge day for women who then spill water on guys. (I never did, or haven’t seen it done though)
As to why. Traditionally it is not because the men want to cause harm to the women, the spring whipping was meant as a way for women to stay healthy, pretty and fertile for the following year. The whip is called ‘Pomlázka’ which comes from the word ‘Pomlazení - Omlazení’ which translates into Rejuvenation. Young twigs are used for the whip to transfer the ‘life force’ into women.
The whip is usually traditionally made out of pussy willow so it’s flexible and women are more usually whipped on their legs rather than backsides, though I guess you usually cover both. And it’s not only unmarried women. Nowadays in most region it’s ‘all’ the women. Even my grandma gets symbolic whipping.
It was also a form of symbolic ‘courtship’. Traditionally on Easter we decorate actual eggs. There are many ways how to do this, personally I love decorating with bee wax (I got beekeepers in the family) but also with onion peels and flowers.
Decorated with wax
Decorated with straw
Now the eggs are also a symbols of New life. And men ‘court’ women by whipping them (in the past some women actually took offence if nobody came to them) and the women give the men the decorated eggs as a sign of forgiveness and thanks for the rejuvenation. In some regions they also decorate their whips with bows. And Guys have to sing a Eastern Carol asking for the eggs.
It sound kinda brutal when you say they whip women, and sometimes there are alcohol issues, but generally it’s really tame and I find it to be fun tradition.
Thank god you showed up before the 14 year old social justice bloggers did
I just laughed so hard
You, sir, need to put that tongue away.
Oh, no, of course, you’re right. My mistake.
"You broke my fucking heart, and you’re pretending like you didn’t do anything at all!"
"No! You listen to me! I still love you! I want to hate you, but I can’t even do that! You made me fall for you, you took my virginity, and then you left!"
"You were so young, Jim— it would have never worked out!"
"Bullshit, it would have worked out if you let it work out! But you ran, ran away and left me scraping myself back together! You left me wondering what I did wrong, what I could have said to make you love me the way I loved you!"
"I know, you’re right. I did run away, because I was scared of what I felt. I always loved you Jim, and I still do. I still feel the same, every single day. Please, let me make it up to you. Let’s start again."
An AU where James Tiberius Kirk is fifteen when he runs away from home, and the stepfather who abuses him during his mother’s frequent absences. He’s panhandling on the streets of Atlanta when a successful lawyer wanders upon him. Instead of offering Jim a ten dollar bill, David McCoy offers him something better; a job and a place to stay.
Hesitant at first, Jim finally assents to go with him back to his home, a beautiful mansion located almost an hour outside of the city limits. The teenager has never seen such fancy living before, and almost swears he’s died and gone to a better place. That’s when he meets an angel, and knows for sure he’s in heaven.
Leonard McCoy is David’s twenty-one year old son, who’s back from college for the summer. Jim has never met anyone like Leonard in his entire life. The older man is handsome, intelligent, and full of a humor only Jim seems to really appreciate. But Jim doesn’t fall in love until the day he sees him tearing across the grounds on his father’s stallion, and watches the freedom rippling off of him in waves.
Leonard is everything Jim wants to be, and everything Jim admires. And you know what? Leonard can’t help but groan inwardly when those big blue doe eyes turn on him, nor can he hide the flush on his face when he makes the teenager laugh. Even with six years separating the two of them, the doctor-in-training can only fight his feelings for so long.
Inviting Jim out to his father’s lake house for a week, Leonard finally makes a move and ensnares that beautiful teenager and makes him his. When they make love, Leonard swears he’s never had better even if Jim was a virgin. The second time, Leonard knows he’s never had better— damn is that kid a quick learner. He’s as bright as his father claimed he was, and brighter.
The week goes by too fast, and the rest of summer goes by even faster. Jim cries when Leonard has to go back to school, but as promised the older man phones him every day. For the first two months, that is. Then it’s every other day, and then it’s once a week. When Jim doesn’t hear from him at all, even when his sixteenth birthday comes and goes, he knows that something is wrong.
Jim learns about the internship in Washington state after a month and a half of silence, first from Leonard’s father and then from Leonard himself— but only over the phone. The twenty-two year old is scared of being in love with someone so much younger, is terrified of being found out. In his panic, he does the only thing he can think of; he breaks up with the anguished teen and moves thousands of miles away.
Jim doesn’t leave the McCoy estate, nor does he ever get over the heartbreak that Leonard left him in. Five years later, and David McCoy suffers a heart attack while driving, killing himself on impact. With his mother already in the ground, Leonard is left with the entirety of the McCoy fortune, and moves back home to sort through their affairs and find a job in Atlanta.
Of course, Jim is still there and tending to the horses when Bones arrives, and Leonard finds himself drowning in big blue eyes and that handsome face all over again. Fresh waves of guilt roil through him, and he confronts the younger man to apologize. After all, when a love lasts through five years of separation it’s time to admit to yourself that it wasn’t just a summer fling.
Leonard McCoy is in love with Jim Kirk, and he knows that it is going to be hard for Jim to trust him again, but that’s alright. Georgia is his home, and that rebellious blonde had always been meant for him.
#look who graduated from awkward shoulder clap to both of jim’s hands gliding down his upper arms #at this rate we might get a hug in the fourth movie #(and a kiss in the seventh) #so please keep it up guys (via lancastrien)
#i bet that the longer jim knew bones the longer his touches lingered #until one day jim’s just sitting there #gazing into bones’ eyes #hands framing his face #and bones just drawls out #’are you ever gonna kiss me?’ #and jim just melts #mckirk (via)