“You’ll take your barge, sir, won’t you?” persisted Bush. “Take Brown.”
Bush was like a fussy parent with a venturesome child – like a hen with one chick. He was always nervous about entrusting his precious Hornblower to these unpredictable Russians; Hornblower grinned at Bush’s solicitude.
“Anything to keep you happy,” he said. — An actual paragraph of thoughts from Commodore Hornblower, C.S. Forester. (via my-hearts-require-tea)
"The Favorite" by Omar Rayyan
Favorite what? Demon?!
Loving the fact that whatever it is is wearing a matching flower.
18th century Lilo and Stitch
so i looked up some of this guys other stuff and I
what the fuck
sexy parrot girls yeah ok
oh look the demon has little babies
HOLY WOW IT GOT EVEN BETTER.
That hat vs. stole one is KILLING me. I need it framed and hung.
I love “The Favourite” and the last one, which seems to be a continuation?
redflawedglass said: I have a question about the Aerial Corps uniforms! I'm going to DragonCon as Captain Harcourt, and my impression is that the uniforms boil down to "just like the Navy but green coats". In your mind are there any other differences, rank insignia etc? I was especially wondering about the hats since naval hats did not have chin straps and that seems necessary. :D
That sounds so fantastic, I hope to see you there! :D
The short answer is you’re right. The long answer is the Admiralty officially keeps aviators in uniforms close to the naval even though this often makes not much sense for flying on a dragon, with modifications and exceptions generally made grudgingly after they have essentially become reality on the ground. So the aviators generally have a habit of quietly ignoring poor regulations, and there was very wide variation in uniforms in the field in the Napoleonic Era anyway, so you actually have a lot of flexibility.
In a social setting, aviators would likely be “Navy but green coats” yes, and there they might well wear the same hats. The one note is that most aviators would probably wear trousers where naval officers would probably lean towards knee-breeches, as the aviators would have been ahead of the curve in getting rid of stockings, which as you might imagine would especially not mix well with climbing around over dragonhide.
OTOH, if they were in the field, an aviator might just as likely be in a leather cap much like early airplane pilots (and yes, anything they wore would definitely have to be held on in some way), and they would often wear heavy leather flying coats, etc.
So, you have room to play if you want it! But you will also not go wrong sticking close to the naval model.