omfg i forgot to share this ages ago when steve had showed me
it’s steampunk folk music
Steam Powered Giraffe - Honeybee
French Silver Smallsword
- Dated: circa 1785
The hilt of silver-gilt, the grip and knucklebow with roped borders and the arms of the hilt similarly roped, the pommel, grip, knucklebow, sleeve and upper side of the shell all with chiselled grounds set with oval and disc-shaped panels of small gold stars on a dark blue enamel ground.
The panels themselves encircled with borders of brilliants, brilliants also decorate the sides of the grip, border the upper side of the shell and form discs on the grip, upper side of the shell and quillon terminal. The lower side of the shell with a roped border and a chiselled ground decorated with polished ovals and discs containing florets. The blued and gilded blade of hollow triangular section.
While the style of chiselling and the use of brilliants exhibited on our sword appears typical of the best quality of late-eighteenth century French small-swords – there being similar examples of both styles of decoration on small-sword hilts in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the startling and very attractive use of star-filled enamel panels, themselves encircled by borders of brilliants, is a very unusual and consequently rare feature.
Source & Copyright: Peter Finer
just look at the blade decorations… mad
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A sense of humour can make everything better. Sex isn’t like it is in the movies or in porn. There will be strange and weird and awkward sounds, there might be a silly interruption like the cat or a kid… you might knock heads or trip getting undressed. Sex is funny, foreplay is funny and sometimes you need to just laugh. It will keep things from getting awkward! If you take sex too seriously you aren’t truly enjoying it!
Not to mention a sense of humour can be really sexy no matter what your gender identity is!
We were kind of hoping that NASA’s Curiosity rover would have sent this back as its first picture from Mars.