i'm-ancient!!!

Commission of Cicero and his daughter Tullia for penfairy! Finished this one today finally.

I very much underestimated drawing a toga and thought I could bullshit the folds with lineless art but man was I wrong hahaaa… Powered through it anyway.

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ffxii week
 ↳day two // favorite location

It is told of in a song of my people. “On the farthest shores of the river of time…shrouded deep in the roiling Mist…the holy land sleeps: Giruvegan. Who knows the paths? The way to its doors?”
This is what I do on my off days.

I overload every fiber of my being with the history of ancient Egypt. I cry over the fact that I can’t have a khopesh. I get all warm and fuzzy over the fact that Ancient Egypt had female pharaohs. Well, powerful women in general. I cry over the fact that they had found ways to build wondrous things like the pyramids and obelisks. Or how they discovered they could make papyrus from a plant. Or how they created one of the first ways to communicate through a written language. Or how one pharaoh created the first newspaper by carving hieroglyphics onto slabs of stone shaped like dung beetles. Than passing them out to people. Or how the pharaohs openly wrote love letters talking about how beautiful their queens were and they have been preserved so we can read them today. Or how one guy managed to change the thinking and religion OF HIS ENTIRE KINGDOM within the time of his reign.

And don’t even get me started on Ramses the Great.

Than I get upset because I just learned more about ancient Egypt in the past 12 hours than I did in any class I have ever attended.

I got even more upset cause I suddenly felt this great desire to BE there. I wanted to stand on the banks of the Nile all those thousands of years ago and see these buildings and people. I didn’t just want to hear about or read about it, I wanted to LIVE it.

And that makes me mad because every single bit of all the history in the world is so fascinating and wonderful and dear lord I wish I had enough time to learn about it all.

Man, I am such a dork.

Why can’t I just be a time traveler?

And why the hell does BBC always have the best documentaries!? Seriously.

Seeing someone referencing Onision as a reason for feed their dog on a vegetarian diet… Please no. Don’t own a dog if you’re not going to treat it right. Be vegan. Be vegetarian. But don’t make an animal who needs meat in their diet, into a “vegan/vegetarian” animal. Their needs are far far different to our own.

Hell even the dietary needs of some people can’t be supported on a vegetarian/vegan diet. We are all different and have different dietary requirements. Just because veganism works for me doesn’t mean that my friends can live on it. Just because my friend is a coeliac doesn’t mean I have to stop eating gluten.

Stop forcing your lifestyle choices onto people and innocent animals. It’s 2015, people can make up their own minds on these matters. You’re giving other vegetarians/vegans a bad rep.

OLD. SO OLD. I WAS IN THE BASTILLE WHEN IT FELL. I REMEMBER WHEN CARTHAGE WAS A WIDE SPOT IN THE ROAD. I AM THE SIGH OF PICTISH ARROWS IN THE TREES AND THE THUNDEROUS FOOTSTEPS OF BODACIA’S ARMY.

Nah, I’m twenty six this year. Still not at all motivated toward adulthood really, but I’m old enough that sometimes I clean things on my day off.

anonymous asked:

what does your title say ?

Hi anon! It’s the first few words of the Iliad. It’s difficult to translate, because it does not make much sense (for it’s just the first three words, so it doesn’t make sense in ancient Greek either). If you retain the sentence structure, it literally says: ‘the wrath sing, goddess.’

                                                 gwynplaiiine
                                                          liked for a starter .


          ❝        excuse me, FRIEND.     

            it was difficult        to make his way
            through the crowds.         may had
            gathered for the troupe,     as ever,
            & the gathering had     SPARKED
            the               young man’s attention.

          ❝   you are the performer?     yes!
            of course you are.   you have great
            T      A      L      E       N      T .    

Basically, my entire thought process for projects is gonna be one of these -

  1. I see a thing and go ‘I can do better than that.’
  2. I see a thing and think ‘I know this thing inside out, I need to declare my love’
  3. I see a thing and go ‘I wanna get that booty’