demesnes

The signs as a single word

Aries: Cynosure (noun)-  a person or thing that attracts a lot of attention or interest.

Taurus: Lissome (adjective)- thin and graceful.

Gemini: Penumbra (noun)- a space of partial illumination (as in an eclipse) between the perfect shadow on all sides and the full light.

Cancer: Demesne (noun)-  manorial land actually possessed by the lord and not held by tenants.

Leo: Lilt (noun)-  the attractive quality of speech or music that rises and falls in a pleasing pattern.

Virgo: Offing (noun)-  the part of the deep sea seen from the shore.

Libra: Susurrous (noun)- Full of whispering sounds.

Scorpio: Furtive (adjective)-  done in a quiet and secret way to avoid being noticed.

Sagittarius: Harbinger (noun)- something that shows what is to come.

Capricorn: Woebegone (adjective)- looking or feeling very sad. 

Aquarius: Dulcet (adjective)- Pleasant to hear.

Pisces: Redolent (adjective)- causing thoughts or memories of something.

Russia’s Big Ballet- 

The Big Ballet is a troupe of dancers from Russia who weigh a minimum of 220 pounds each. 

“The Big Ballet formed in 1994 and set out to deliberately and, above all, self-confidently challenge accepted social standards in a world where the pursuit of slenderness and beauty seems obsessive. The dancers courageously and imposingly prove that grace, elegance, charisma and nimbleness is not the demesne of the “thin”, proudly presenting their voluptuous yet surprisingly sinuous and flexible figures.”

Astro Temple, by stephenemerson

Mussenden Temple located in the grounds of Downhill Demesne, just outside of Castlerock. Captured this one in March under a starry sky looking westwards over Downhill Strand and across to Donegal. Balanced myself on the wall for this risky perspective as you would not want to slip. I believe work has been carried out lately by the National Trust to stabilise the cliff, to prevent subsidence into the sea.

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I WISH I COULD DO CLEVELAND. But that would never happen. fml Whatever. haha I have no money anyway between Christmas and working two days a week and such. XD I’m glad we met too!

I’m trying so hard to go, but alas my parents are super-paranoid about letting me go eight hours away by myself. ugh. >.<
Yes, when their next shows come around we should definitely all go together :D JERSEY TBM FANS UNITE!

although the silent order (alt: jingxushe) is one of the oldest known institutions of dragonkind, the secretive group allows very little to to be known by outsiders. numbering exclusively imperials among its ranks, its influence can be found in all the corners of Sornieth. most non-imperials catch glimpses of the order only from a distance. they are most known as gravekeepers and regularly appear to carry away dying and dead imperials with no imperial kith or kin to perform their breed’s mysterious funeral rites. silent order imperials can be distinguished by the black veils they wear and generally depressing company they make.

behind the scenes, the mission of the silent order is clear: to prevent the scourges that are emperors from walking the earth, and, more generally, to combat the Shade that still probes at the corners of our world. its members are born and die within the confines of its eleven bases, one located in each divine demesne where the Shade-carved scars can still be observed in the ley lines of the world. separated into eleven distinct classes identified by function and color, each base is administrated by a council drawn from these classes and function independently of each other, though they act as one body. the silent order is harsh and unforgiving in their guardianship of their breed, and recognize no authority higher than their own in imperial matters, causing no end of strife. however, they play a key part in preserving old imperial and Light culture that has been scattered by the imperial diaspora.

Seven Sinful Superheroes -chapter 1

The Heavenly Yard was a beautiful, ethereal place. From the endless, golden rice fields that covered it, to the Garden of Champs-Elysees where the virtuous souls of humanity were given rest and joy, the Master of the Heavenly Yard, the sun god Sickle, could not be prouder of his demesne.  

However, he was entirely less than proud with seven of the humans, the species he and his fellow gods had created.

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To a Dreamer:
by H.P. Lovecraft

I scan thy features, calm and white
Beneath the single taper’s light;
Thy dark-fringed lids, behind whose screen
Are eyes that view not earth’s demesne.

And as I look, I fain would know
The paths whereon thy dream-steps go,
The spectral realms that though canst see
With eyes veiled from the world and me. 

For I have likewise gazed in sleep,
On things my memory scarce can keep.
And from half-knowing long to spy
Again the scenes before thine eye.

I, too, have known the peaks of Thok;
The vales of Pnath, where dream-shapes flock;
The vaults of Zin - and well I trove
Why thou demand’st that taper’s glow.

But what is this that subtly slips
Over thy face and bearded lips?
What fear distracts thy mind and heart,
That drops must from thy forehead start?

Old vision wake - thine opening eyes
Gleam black with clouds of other skies, 
And as from some demonic sight
I flee into the haunted night..



Astro Temple by Stephen Emerson


Mussenden Temple located in the grounds of Downhill Demesne, just outside of Castlerock. Captured this one in March under a starry sky looking westwards over Downhill Strand and across to Donegal. Balanced myself on the wall for this risky perspective as you would not want to slip. I believe work has been carried out lately by the National Trust to stabilise the cliff, to prevent subsidence into the sea.


Stephen Emerson: Photos