✗ WE WILL FIND OUR WAY HOME: A PLAYLIST FOR MUSKETEERS
i. ain’t no rest for the wicked — cage the elephant | ii. take aim — kasabian | iii. good days bad days — kaiser chiefs | iv. broken boy soldier — the raconteurs | v. diamonds — a-sides | vi. children of the sun — fire in the hamptons | vii. the legionnaire’s lament— the decemberists | viii. arco arena — cake | ix. i heard tell — the ettes | x. seven nation army — the white stripes | xi. sympathy for the devil — the rolling stones | xii. bloodletting (the vampire song)— concrete blonde | xiii. dream brother — jeff buckley | xiv. king and lionheart — of monsters and men | xv. carry on — fun.
I’m rly excited about that solarpunk idea because it’s a perfect excuse to make literally everything floral.
re: the d’Artagnan always being dtf post; I bet d’Art does play the innocent farmboy bit for laughs sometimes. They’ll be at the tavern and he’ll be batting his eyelashes like ‘Me, no monsieur, I am but an inexperienced youth from the provinces’ then ten minutes later he’s nicked a horse and a bottle of wine and is going around the courtyard singing the 17th century French equivalent of ‘come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough’.
I just found a spider on my towel as I was drying my face on it fucking hell it’s too early for this shit
one of the things i love about d’Artagnan is that he’s 100% down to fuck. strange woman pulls a gun on him and grabs his dick? he’s ready to go, no questions asked. there’s no blushing virgin farmboy shit. I grew up on a farm and there are three things that farm kids do for fun: drink, shoot things, and fuck. it always makes me rage blackout when I see that innocent farmboy trope rolled out. I love that the show didn’t go there. d’Artagnan might not be Aramis’ level of experienced, but that’s only because he’s 10 years behind. if he hadn’t fallen in love with Constance, I have no doubt at all he’d be banging his way across Paris leaving a trail of sighing ladies in his wake. I love that. I love that he fell in love, and with whom, but I also love that right out the gate he is clearly experienced, confident, and comfortable enough to have been like, am I gonna get stabbed for this? no? yeah, no, that’s my only concern. get on my dick.
Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!
Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics.
A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.
With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!
Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.
So here are some buzz words~
Tailors and dressmakers!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!
Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction! Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?
(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))
i am so into this wow
(once upon a time tumblr user eirstegalkin said a thing about I’d probably look good in deep coral coloured lipstick, and I was like nyeeehhhhh anything even vaguely orange has never been my friend but I’m a big enough person to admit I was so fuckin wrong about that)