Saint Sebastian in art, detail (Guido Reni, Nicolas Régnier, Paul Delaroche, Jusepe de Ribera)



#richard ii#ben whishaw#the hollow crown#*myedit#*the hollow crown#shakespeare#dont mind me just trying some new stuff in ps today
"The flesh surrenders itself. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time. What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not … yet, I occurred"
- Frank Herbert — from Dune (via slothnorentropy)


Brutus: (kneeling) I kiss thy hand, but not in flattery, Caesar, desiring thee that Publius Cimber may have an immediate freedom of repeal.

Caesar: haha then what? ;)

#shakespeare#julius caesar
"All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others."
- Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (via girlinlondon)

The glories of nature. What are men compared to rocks and mountains?

#movies#pride and prejudice

Grond was the great warhammer of Morgoth Bauglír, the first Dark Lord, which he wielded in the First Age. It was also referred to as the Hammer of the Underworld. He wielded it when he fought with Fingolfin, who challenged him to single combat after much of the Noldorin were defeated in the Dagor Bragollach.

During the Third Age, Sauron, Morgoth’s trusted servant and his successor as the Dark Lord, perhaps in homage to the Hammer of the Underworld, gave the name Grond to an enormous battering ram forged in Mordor to smash open the gates of Minas Tirith.


These are the words of the prophecy called “Seven Visions of Seven Trials of the Incarnate.

seven trials
What he puts his hand to, that shall be done.
What is left undone, that shall be done.

first trial
On a certain day to uncertain parents
Incarnate moon and star reborn.

second trial
Neither blight nor age can harm him.
The Curse-of-Flesh before him flies.

third trial
In caverns dark Azura’s eye sees
And makes to shine the moon and star.

fourth trial
A stranger’s voice unites the Houses.
Three Halls call him Hortator.

fifth trial
A stranger’s hand unites the Velothi.
Four Tribes call him Nerevarine.

sixth trial
He honors blood of the tribe unmourned.
He eats their sin, and is reborn.

seventh trial
His mercy frees the cursed false gods,
Binds the broken, redeems the mad.

one destiny
He speaks the law for Veloth’s people.
He speaks for their land, and names them great.

- Nibani Maesa, Ashlander Wise Woman of the Urshilaku Tribe. From ancient oral tradition passed down from wise woman to wise woman. (via jeromeiv)
#he speaks for their land#and names them great#morrowind#ahh the lore was so rich back in mw#i really miss all that#what a shame

The Great Houses of Westeros. [credit]

"It was the gray sea that bore you and the towering rocks, so sheer the heart in you is turned from us."
- Patroclus to Achilles, The Iliad. (via veliikaya)


Explored the highlands last night.

wildness against and within



Explored the highlands last night.

wildness against and within


Literature Meme | 1/1 Epic: Paradise Lost

What matter where, if I be still the same,
And what I should be, all but less than he
Whom Thunder hath made greater? Here at least
We shall be free; th’ Almighty hath not built
Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav’n.