To Vivienne, there are no impractical clothes, only impractical people. Her magnificent attire is a sign of her station, the jewel of the high court of Orlais where wealth, power, and beauty are inextricably linked.
A thousand arrows would pierce her breast before Vivienne would don beaten steel for so base an urge as protection. If one must wear armor, then have it flatter the form. Hide it beneath fine fabrics more becoming of one’s status, for steel alone will not protect you from the barbed tongues of Orlais.
To dress for comfort or purpose is a scandal—fashion and splendor are all that matter to Vivienne. Shower yourself in gold, let only the finest silks grace your skin, and wear a king’s ransom in pearls and silver upon your feet. Leave the stained tunics and rough cloaks to the commoners and their mud farms–a proper Orlesian climbs mountains in her evening gown, standing taller at the summit in her formidable high-heeled shoes. (Character guide download here)
gods, that all sounds so awful, I’m so sorry. this sort of thing can take a long time to recover from, and it’s totally fine that you’re still dealing with issues from it three years later (I know that I still am, and it’s been a little over three years too). I definitely relate to a lot of the things you’re talking about. and my askbox is always open if you ever want a place to vent about this stuff or whatever. *hugs if wanted*
*hugs you back* you know if you also want to talk about stuff like that you’re welcome as well ;~; thank you so much for being a pair of ears when i needed, it’s so hard to know when it’s okay to talk about it mostly because when i do start to talk about it, i talk a lot about it, and it’s never chronological either it just comes out all jumbled, just everything at once and of course pretty impossible to sort out.
nowadays i mostly have those things where i stop myself from behaving a certain way because it’s what i used to do and question it if it’s me or just an old habit from back then.
*hugs you tight* thank you for listening ;~; ok ty <3<3<3
*blows kisses at screen*
*catches them and hugs them close* ;~;
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Featured Artist #21: Rubis Firenos
Rubis is a French artist who uses several techniques to create beautiful pictures of fantastic creatures. In addition to watercolor and ink, she also developed a technique called O-Ka-Fee based on painting with coffee.
come on, be a good bandit
Study of Pot Pourri by Herbert James Draper
How much time have you spent talking to some cishet dude when you didn’t want to just because you’re scared of what his reaction would be if you declined?
…and that’s what it means to be socialized into fear and constant male accommodation as a means of survival