98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well known fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living instead off his monthly state pension of 80 euros.
The Women of Asgarda | In the Ukraine, a country where females are victims of sexual trafficking and gender oppression, a new tribe of empowered women is emerging. Calling themselves the “Asgarda”, the women seek complete autonomy from men. Residing in the Carpathian Mountains, the tribe is comprised of 150 women of varying ages, primarily students, led by 30 year-old Katerina Tarnouska. Reviving the tribal traditions of the Scythian Amazons of ancient Greek mythology, the Asgarda train in martial arts, taught by former Soviet karate master, Volodymyr Stepanovytch, and learn life skills and sciences in order to become ideal women.
This is an old collab 12 kingdoms drawing with a friend (kea) that started off as a pchat and then we continued on photoshop but it never really got finished ;_; the most recent part is the one farthest right which was done in 2010 so the rest was probably done around…2008-2009?? I drew Keiki, Shoukei, Itan, Shukou, Seishou, Rokuta, Risai, and Gyousou.
I wanted to post this here because I started rereading one of my favorite Twelve Kingdoms books for the uh, maybe third or fourth time lol. So! Hopefully I can draw newer fanarts soon. heheheh