Silvan elves are usually very plain looking and dressing, especially compared to the other Elven races.
Their clothes are usually made of Greens, Brown’s and Blacks, so alike to the forest around them they might as well have bled all the colors from it. They do not often wear jewlery, and if they do it’s usually simple wooden bracelts or rings. Their hair tends to be black or dark brown, and they don’t often put any decorations in them aside from braids.
Usually, they are practically invisible in the trees and nature if they choose to be. Sometimes even if they don’t.
But during celebrations…. that’s a whole different story.
They go from wearing hardly any color to nearly every color possible. They go from looking like a walking extension of a tree to beautiful and fluttering flowers.
The woman wear long skirts and dresses with many layers of different colors in the skirt built specifically to be light and breezy so it’s easier for them to swish it around as they dance.
Men tend to wear equally bright shirts and robes of similar colors to their dates, or just whatever color they like best.
Ribbons of all kinds and colors are weaved and braided into their hair, complete with flowers or gems just for the fun of it.
They wear a wide variety of jewlery, still ‘simply’ made by comparison of others elves: Wood dyed in mesmerizing patterns, or pressed flowers enchanted and sealed onto the wood, or beautiful carvings depicting an importsnt moment or person in that elfs life.
Thranduil wears a bracelet that’s both carved to resemble leaves, with fresh spring ones also pressed into it.
Hundreds of lanterns with nature scenes painted on the glass are hung from trees, casting beautiful stories across all the elves. Even more multicolored ribbons with reflective objects sewn into them dangle from the lanterns, spreading hundreds of rainbows across every surface.
Their celebrations and decorations echo the impossibly bright and cheerful nature of the Silvan Elves in nearly ever manner possible.
Legolas maintains its the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen, and probably will ever see. Thranduil disagrees, he thinks it’s the third most beautiful right after his wife & son.
I want a home mostly just to welcome people into it. There will be bowls of candy for guests, and the cookie jar is full. I’ll always say “I was just about to make a coffee/tea/cocoa, would you like one?” when somebody walks in. There’s lemonade and iced tea made fresh on hot days. Once it hits That Hour and they start saying they really should be going, I’ll remind them that the futon is always open, and I’m making cinnamon rolls tomorrow. There’s champagne and sparkling juice hidden on a high shelf just in case somebody announces their engagement or their pregnancy or their new job while they’re here. There is an extra chair in the living room, at the table, and on the deck, and it’s for you. I want to be able to say “if you’re ever in trouble, come to me.”
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- Not all callout posts are made with good intentions; some are simply made to soil someone’s reputation out of spite or to make the poster feel a sense of moral superiority
- Not all callout posts contain accurate and up to date information
- The person being called out may have already apologized and amended their actions
- The post could be drawing from simple hearsay and rumors
- Some callout posts will include things someone did or said years ago
- Some callout posts exaggerate the severity of someone’s actions
- Look for buzzwords being used without explanation; ex: “Idk if any of you knew this but ________ is suuuuper abliest and transphobic so yeah uwu”
- Always check sources and links & if no proof is provided, be wary. The burden of proof always lies on the accuser. Yes, it does. Yes, you should expect someone to give you proof for their claims. No, you are not doing anything wrong by asking for proof.
- Do not take any information at face value. Ever.
- You are not obligated to continue or end your support of someone simply because of a block of text on a blogging website. No one has control over who you do and do not follow and reblog from.
- There ARE awful people out there and sometimes a callout post is absolutely in order to make a community aware of a bad apple. Callout posts were originally intended as warning signals to allow users to avoid toxic people.