#the princess bride
Favourite Books: The Princess Bride, William Goldman
"Even today, that’s how I summon back my father when the need arises. Slumped and squinting and halting over words, giving me Morgenstern’s masterpiece as best he could. The Princess Bride belonged to my father.”
AUGUSTUS: (63 B.C.-A.D. 14) was the first emperor of Rome. He established the principate, the form of government under which Rome ruled the empire for 300 years. He had an extraordinary talent for constructive statesmanship and sought to preserve the best traditions of republican Rome.
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
(REQUESTED BY: nicolomachiavelli)
"Feminism is not about who opens the jar.
It is not about who pays for the date. It is not about who moves the couch. It is not about who kills the bugs. It is not about who cooks the dinner. It’s not even about who stays home with the kids, as long as the decision was made together, after thinking carefully about your situation and coming to an agreement that makes sense for your particular marriage and family.
It is about making sure that nobody ever has to do anything by “default” because of their gender. The stronger person should move the couch. The person who enjoys cooking more, has more time for it, and/or is better at it should do the cooking. Sometimes the stronger person is male, sometimes not. Sometimes the person who is best suited for cooking is female, sometimes not. You should do what works.
But it is also about letting people know that it is okay to change. If you’re a woman who wants to become stronger, that’s great. If you’re a man who wants to learn how to cook, that’s also great. You might start out with a relationship where the guy opens all the jars and the girl cooks all the meals, but you might find that you want to try something else. So try it."
#a great and terrible beauty
“No one asks how or what I am doing. They could not care less. We’re all looking glasses, we girls, existing only to reflect their images back to them as they’d like to be seen. Hollow vessels of girls to be rinsed of our own ambitions, wants, and opinions, just waiting to be filled with the cool, tepid water of gracious compliance.
A fissure forms in the vessel. I’m cracking open.”
(Source: myroza, via millymcaulay)
Slurs are not oppressive because they are offensive, they are oppressive because slurs by nature of being slurs draw upon certain power dynamics to remind their target of his/her/their vulnerability in a certain relation to power and as an extension of that, to threaten violence and exploitation of that vulnerability.
and i will rise after a thousand years // a fanmix for ruin and rising [listen]
001. bells for her - tori amos 002. sister rosetta goes before us - robert plant & alison krauss 003. casualties of war - gossip 004. shattered & broken - first aid kit 005. woman king - iron and wine 006. no surprises - regina spektor 007. when the wolves go blind - twilight hotel 008. after the scripture - the manchester orchestra 009. dark waltz - hayley westenra 010. chez chanel - alexandre desplat 011. the sound of silence (cover) - nouela 012. your bones (cover) - of monsters and men 013. watch for deer at dawn - folly & the hunter 014. the peacock - beirut 015. werewolf heart - dead man’s bones 016. now, now - magnet 017. meet me on the equinox - death cab for cutie 018. bandida - audra mae 019. the devil within - digital daggers 020. stardust - delain 021. no light, no light - florence and the machine 022. kings - chelsea wolfe 023. smoke - audra mae 024. and the world was gone - snow ghosts 025. masha’s song - dario marianelli 026. lost at sea/saegolpur (english cover) - the royalrey
GREEK MYTHOLOGY MEME | [2/7] MORTAL MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURES: ICARUS
Icarus was the son of famed craftsman Daedalus and both lived in Crete under the rule of King Minos. There the king had Daedalus craft a Labyrinth to imprison the monstrous Minotaur. When heroic Theseus came to slay the monster, Daedalus told Ariadne, daughter of the King, how to survive in the maze and she in turn relayed the information to Theseus, who she had fallen in love with. When King Minos learned of this he imprisoned Icarus and his father in the Labyrinth. There Daedalus constructed wings made of feathers and wax. He and Icarus were intent on escaping by using the wings, but Icarus, once in the air, flew too close to the sun and the wax holding the feathers together melted, leaving Icarus to fall into the sea and drown.