The Hobbity Ballerina

Bits and pieces all over the map, all compiled by a thirty-something fangirl and PhD candidate in Religious Studies.

Really Jewish, really unapologetic. Invested in social justice, and in the power of art to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. I'm not a nice Jewish girl.

Gender identification: cis woman, often high femme. Pronouns: she/her/hers.

Expect Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Dormer, Richard Armitage, all things Tolkien, Sherlock, Horatio Hornblower, and all sorts of pretty things. Food pictures. Loads of commentary and opinions. Possibly footnotes. And kittens. Always kittens.

For ballet specifically, check out my side blog, Beginning at the Barre

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Oh, dammit all to hell…

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Addams Family Values (1993)

Gomez knows how its fucking done.

Gomez gives out better relationship advice than like 90% of dudes.

Gomez Addams is a suave motherfucker who loves his wife more than his own life.

Everyone should want a Gomez. He’s p cool.

I’ve always wanted to have a relationship like Gomez and Morticia.

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Laika, Belka and Strelka are household names around the world, even today. As the first dogs to reach orbit, they are among the martyrs and the saints of communism. Their fate was the embodiment of a utopian consciousness, the ideal of a society that tried to turn a futuristic fairytale into reality. They endured inhumane tests, either giving their lives and becoming posthumous heroes, or surviving to find themselves the darlings of the nation. The lucky ones lived out their days in the laboratory, where those who had lost their teeth would be fed bits of pre-chewed sausage by their devoted attendants. Some were taken home by the scientists as pets in reward for their loyalty and endurance.

The dogs were simultaneously real and fantastical beings. One day they were strays on the street; the next they were in newspapers and on television, and given heroic names. They also became characters in children’s books. Here, they weren’t presented as sly tricksters, like their folkloric predecessors, but neither were they easily fooled simpletons. They gave a new perspective on the allegory of loyalty. The space dog was not just a trusty companion for a lone hero, but crucially, one for all humanity.


If he slay me, he does fair justice.

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Favourite Screen Costumes || Marie’s french transformation outfit (Marie Antoinette 2006)

Costumes by: Milena Canonero

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Philip Durrant tux porn

thanks to r-armitage-characters' brilliant video



Richard Armitage behind the scenes of The Hobbit

Top right KILLS me.

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27/ times Tom Hiddleston has broken me with his perfection