more like ‘the breaking of my heart’
look at these things
they’re like tiny
but instead of breathing fire they squeak and cuddle
and they have funny ears and noses
I mean really
bats are amazing
This post is so important to me
Oh haaiii it’s another Merlin piece — I can’t help but feel a bit guilty! It’s simple with Merlin cos I’m in the fandom, but with other shows, I have to mull over the character until I find something that I can latch onto and use to make the piece memorable. But I think I’ve finally got something! *fist pump* For next week. Meanwhile, let me tell you about how Merlin came to be the silent guardian of Camelot…
After the Battle of Camlann, Merlin disappears into the woods without a trace. When Aithusa finds him, he is slumped against a fallen oak with vines and leaves growing over and around his still body. His eyes have lost their blue from having to live off of magic while slowly losing his humanity in the process*, and his hair has long turned snow white from grief. But slowly, determinedly… Aithusa nurses Merlin back to health, and together they look after each other and Camelot.
Since then, travelers passing though the woods would tell of a strange ball of blue light, or the small raven that lead them back to the right path. There are stories of a funny old man who offers food and shelter for the night, and his hovel that disappears at sunrise. There is the boy that magically appears out of nowhere, who would keep children calm and entertained with clever little tricks until their parents came for them. Even rarer are the encounters with a croaky old woman whose remedies never failed to aid those truly in need of them.
Merlin lets the rumors spread far and wide because they help in their cause. Already bandits and mercenaries dare not come near Emrys’ woods. "For the enemies of Camelot, there are only curses and imminent demise.” To this day, legend tells of the Ghost Guardian and his Dragon of Mist, forever roaming the woods, always watching, waiting for the return of the Once and Future King.
*You can thank Demi for this wonderfully depressing mental image! \o/
MARGARET THATCHER TRIED TO THROW THE MINISTER OF MAGIC OUT THE WINDOW.
SHE WASN’T CALLED THE IRON LADY FOR NOTHING.
I’m sure at least for 20 years we will continue to find minor details like this about Harry Potter series
"This group of men used their collective power of colloquial language to create poetry that emphasized intuition and the pastoral. Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats banded together to form the Romantics: the Avengers of classic literature."
Super Power: Prophetic Prose
Motto: “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
Super Power: Self-Reflection
Motto: “The mind of man is a thousand times more beautiful than the earth on which he dwells.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Super Power: Suspension of Disbelief
Motto: “Good and bad men are each less so than they seem.”
Super Power: Aristocracy
Motto: “The great object of life is sensation – to feel that we exist, even though in pain.”
Super Power: Radicalism
Motto: “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
Super Power: Sensuality
Motto: “I want a brighter word than bright.”
Credit to Maria Vincente for her brilliance ↯
I have long said that in order for any comedy to truly succeed as a story, there has to be meat beneath the jokes. There has to be that moment when it is not funny any more.
This. This is that moment.
Happy Banned Books Week!
What banned or challenged book are you reading?
Revisiting Joyce’s Ulysses, and "the abnihilisation of the etym." :)
(yes she said yes)
In which seven cats all discover the same slightly elevated flat thing and claim it as their own while pretending the other six cats don’t exist.
game of thrones
#darcy to jane
my mom is on the phone with my dad (a microbiologist) and she told him “go to bed, turn off the computer, and just, just don’t do science. don’t do any science”
#iggy to victoria
Don’t forget that the church was literally so impressed they gave him a medal instead of imprisoning him or executing him
Mozart only needed to hear a piece once to play it better than the original. And on top of that, they believed all his music to have been created by someone else, not this kid, so they locked him in a tower for a period of time (forget how long) with only music paper. When they came back all the paper was filled and he had written on the walls as well. AND ALL THE MUSIC WAS PHENOMENAL. how much more perfect can you get than Mozart? If you want to know more: watch the movie Amadeus. It’s historically accurate but also funny at times. Watch. it.
so he was the first to illegally download a song
And for those of you that would like to hear the first illegally downloaded song that the Vatican kept a secret for so long because it was “too beautiful for human knowledge” You can find it here.