Celts - Children of the Secret One
sam-im-a-princess:

nothing-rhymes-with-ianto:

abatchofcumber:

thetardiswantscasinit:


lokistoletheimpala:


can we talk about Legolas in the back tho


I feel like I need to rewatch the entire series just focusing on Legolas.  





It’s worth it.

Did Orlando Bloom spend the entirety of the series trolling with his facial expressions?

YES. YES HE DID.

sam-im-a-princess:

nothing-rhymes-with-ianto:

abatchofcumber:

thetardiswantscasinit:

lokistoletheimpala:

can we talk about Legolas in the back tho

I feel like I need to rewatch the entire series just focusing on Legolas.  

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It’s worth it.

Did Orlando Bloom spend the entirety of the series trolling with his facial expressions?

YES. YES HE DID.

enter-the-darkside:

kimanda:

A birthday gift for Dark!! :D
The dangers of running an askblog: you might get a magic anon who turns everyone into children/toddlers. It’s not something Dark’s askblog has come across yet (as far as I’m aware??) but if it were to happen, I would present you the “Mini Maritimes”! Oh I’m sure they’d be a handful, Scotland has been assigned their babysitter by Canada while he and the other British Isles siblings try to find out how to undo the “curse”. Scotland seems to be fitting in rather well for most of them, only Nova Scotia and New Brunswick seem a bit apprehensive.
 I’m ridiculously happy with how chibi Cape Breton came out, he looks adorable. I also really like New Acadia and Nova Scotia. I hope the colours came out alright and the chibi clothes don’t look too unusual. Now you have your answer why I had your picture of your OCs as chibis in my folder Dark, I tried my best to be sneakier about it. Although you most likely started having an idea why I had some of your pictures on my laptop. 
Hope you like it! And happy birthday! ^^

Thanks, Kimanda. This is really amazing. And it’s true, I have yet to get any of those MAs yet~. The possibility, indeed~
I can practically see the scene: PEI is looking between Scotland and Breton, comparing the two while climbing on them. Breton’s trying to keep him steady, god forbid what happens if he falls. Scotia and Brunswick are wondering the same thing, Scotia wondering when it’s her turn. Acadia’s just glad she doesn’t have full-time babysitter duty.
My favourite part is actually Acadia’s hair, the braid is lovely. Mini Maritimes… That’s a good name. The clothes look great (I love Scotia’s dress) and the background sets the atmosphere nicely.
Perhaps the highlight of today. Thanks again.

You’re very welcome Dark, I’m really happy to read that you like the picture so much! ^^
PEI is being quite the adventurous little lad, thankfully he’s clambering on two rather good-natured avatars so his chances of having a bumpy landing are rather small. XD I really like your interpretation of PEI comparing the two redheads! 
I will actually admit that I had your askblog open in a few tabs and I was studying Acadia’s hair in some of the pictures she turned up in, as I wasn’t certain I could get her braid down. But from what I’ve read, I seem to have managed. ^^ I was also going to use the title “Mini Maritimes Mayhem” although it doesn’t look like chaos has been unleashed (yet). 
Really glad that you enjoy the picture! *hugs*

enter-the-darkside:

kimanda:

A birthday gift for Dark!! :D

The dangers of running an askblog: you might get a magic anon who turns everyone into children/toddlers. It’s not something Dark’s askblog has come across yet (as far as I’m aware??) but if it were to happen, I would present you the “Mini Maritimes”! Oh I’m sure they’d be a handful, Scotland has been assigned their babysitter by Canada while he and the other British Isles siblings try to find out how to undo the “curse”. Scotland seems to be fitting in rather well for most of them, only Nova Scotia and New Brunswick seem a bit apprehensive.

 I’m ridiculously happy with how chibi Cape Breton came out, he looks adorable. I also really like New Acadia and Nova Scotia. I hope the colours came out alright and the chibi clothes don’t look too unusual. Now you have your answer why I had your picture of your OCs as chibis in my folder Dark, I tried my best to be sneakier about it. Although you most likely started having an idea why I had some of your pictures on my laptop. 

Hope you like it! And happy birthday! ^^

Thanks, Kimanda. This is really amazing. And it’s true, I have yet to get any of those MAs yet~. The possibility, indeed~

I can practically see the scene: PEI is looking between Scotland and Breton, comparing the two while climbing on them. Breton’s trying to keep him steady, god forbid what happens if he falls. Scotia and Brunswick are wondering the same thing, Scotia wondering when it’s her turn. Acadia’s just glad she doesn’t have full-time babysitter duty.

My favourite part is actually Acadia’s hair, the braid is lovely. Mini Maritimes… That’s a good name. The clothes look great (I love Scotia’s dress) and the background sets the atmosphere nicely.

Perhaps the highlight of today. Thanks again.

You’re very welcome Dark, I’m really happy to read that you like the picture so much! ^^

PEI is being quite the adventurous little lad, thankfully he’s clambering on two rather good-natured avatars so his chances of having a bumpy landing are rather small. XD I really like your interpretation of PEI comparing the two redheads! 

I will actually admit that I had your askblog open in a few tabs and I was studying Acadia’s hair in some of the pictures she turned up in, as I wasn’t certain I could get her braid down. But from what I’ve read, I seem to have managed. ^^ I was also going to use the title “Mini Maritimes Mayhem” although it doesn’t look like chaos has been unleashed (yet). 

Really glad that you enjoy the picture! *hugs*

covenesque:

phoeni-xx:

i cannot

My husband for real

witchqueen:

mythology meme | locations [1/3]

Tír na nÓg was considered a place beyond the edges of the map, located on an island far to the west. It could be reached by either an arduous voyage or an invitation from one of its fairy residents. The isle was visited by various Irish heroes and monks in the echtrae and immram tales popular during the Middle Ages. Contrary to popular assumption, Tír na nÓg was not an afterlife for deceased heroes, but instead, a type of earthly paradise populated by supernatural beings, which a few sailors and adventurers were fortunate enough to happen upon during their journeys. This otherworld was a place where sickness and death did not exist. It was a place of eternal youth and beauty. Here, music, strength, life, and all pleasurable pursuits came together in a single place. Here happiness lasted forever; no one wanted for food or drink. It is roughly similar to the Greek Elysium, or the Valhalla of the Norse, though with notable, distinct and important differences. (x)

witchqueen:

mythology meme | locations [1/3]

Tír na nÓg was considered a place beyond the edges of the map, located on an island far to the west. It could be reached by either an arduous voyage or an invitation from one of its fairy residents. The isle was visited by various Irish heroes and monks in the echtrae and immram tales popular during the Middle Ages. Contrary to popular assumption, Tír na nÓg was not an afterlife for deceased heroes, but instead, a type of earthly paradise populated by supernatural beings, which a few sailors and adventurers were fortunate enough to happen upon during their journeys. This otherworld was a place where sickness and death did not exist. It was a place of eternal youth and beauty. Here, music, strength, life, and all pleasurable pursuits came together in a single place. Here happiness lasted forever; no one wanted for food or drink. It is roughly similar to the Greek Elysium, or the Valhalla of the Norse, though with notable, distinct and important differences. (x)
Is it marginalizing to write a story about an insular early civilization that's one race? See, I don't think Westeros should be as white as it is 'cause it's the size of South America, hosts multiple climates and has transport. But my story follows an empire that stridently isolates itself after conflicting w/ globalizing neighbors. Kinda like the Inca if they'd survived the conquistadors. They're not white, but their race is still pretty awash w/ homogeneity. Reasonable or problematic?
Anonymous

thewritingcafe:

Homogeneous worlds being a problem is pretty much limited to worlds where the homogeneous population is made up of people who are the dominant power in our world. A world with hundreds of characters who are all white is a problem. An isolated empire of indigenous Americans is not.

You didn’t ask for it, but here are some tips for isolated empires anyway:

  • Homogeneity: On the topic of homogeneity, whether your empire is truly homogeneous (everyone is of the same ethnicity, religion, language, etc.) depends on its size. The larger your empire, the more diversity you’ll have. Two different ethnicities can look the same in terms of appearance, but they might have a different culture, language, or religion. This makes them different ethnicities. But culture, language, religion, etc. can also spread.
  • Resources: Again, this depends on how large your empire is as well as where it is. If your empire is isolated, trading will be difficult. It’s still possible if others know about this kingdom, but it’ll probably be heavily regulated and a rare occasion if your kingdom wants to remain private. An isolated empire is going to have limited resources and there are certain resources they’ll have to give up due to isolation.
  • Slow Change: Without cultural diffusion or migration, cultural change is going to be slow. If you write an isolated empire, you can get away with very little change in technology over hundreds or even thousands of years. The more resources and the more influence you have, the more change will come.
  • Knowledge: You said that your empire purposefully isolated itself from others. There’s some fear in there. Do the people of your kingdom know about outsiders? Are they shielded from the outside world? Are they taught to hate it? To ignore it? Are they taught nothing of it?
  • Security: An empire that has purposefully cut itself off from the rest of the world will probably have some type of security to keep away outsiders. Not only that, but you’ll need a strong force to fend off those who try to take over this empire.
  • Geographical Isolation: If your empire is physically isolated, it will be much easier to remain isolated and the security won’t need to be as strong because the natural world acts as a barrier already, whether it’s water, mountains, or something else.

fripperiesandfobs:

Day dress, mid-1860’s

From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev

dessinsdefrancofous:

Drum bun, bravi români!

another round of sketches inspired by the film pentru patrie