no shintaro, moving the cursor around doesn’t distract ene from realizing you’re trying that thing where you move your head to see something on screen at different angles

ladies under the mountain »» the secret warriors of azanulbizar

the king asked only for those who were grown, fit to fight and trained. but they could not stay behind and watch their kin and friends die. they were too young, many even without full beards. they were weak, untrained for battle, unprepared for the horror of war. but still, when the warriors marched upon their ancient homeland, they were among them, hidden beneath stolen helms, making secret pacts to remain steadfast, even when their shields shattered and their axes were torn from their hands.

sigyn, who meant once to bring beautiful things of glass and white gold, disguised herself in her father’s armor as he slept under a poppy-milk fog, and stole his swords to save his life. he would not last through another battle and she could not bury the only family she had left.

hlothyn painted her face to mimic the beard she would never grow, prayed that her mother’s god remembered her, and defended her sister with her last breath.

freyja and brynja swore to each other that when it was all over, no one would ever look at them as if they were a disgrace again. in mahal’s halls, their father would be proud, and their mother would raise her head again. they would never be the daughters of a coward again. they would be heroes, and the stain of their father’s dishonor would be wiped away.

princess dís took the injustice of being left behind quietly, with all the dignity her mother had ever prayed she would command, and then she gathered up her cousin dain and her dearest friend, and fell in line where her father and grandfather could not see her.

if their people were to fail, they would be beside them.


"I know you, better than your father, better than Scott. Maybe better than anyone. You don’t give a shit about money or respect, or the things you’ve built here. I think you’re just tired of fathers telling you what to do. And so I’m offering you a life free from them. With me in that fort, you do as you like; as long as it doesn’t cross me, you’ll hear no complaints."

You know I have no choice but to say yes, but before I do, know this: you’ll sit in that fort for a while. You’ll get comfortable."

"God, I missed that look."

new headcanon that Phillip is stuck as a flying monkey (but he seems to be pretty happy still so)

WHO WILL TAKE THE CURE? — On Graduation Day, Mystic Falls is overrun with ghosts intent on settling old scores and fulfilling their supernatural destinies. Damon’s life is in danger after a ghostly encounter, while Matt and Rebekah join forces to battle a ghost determined to find the cure. As everyone gathers for the graduation ceremony and the ghosts converge, help comes from an unlikely hero. Caroline receives a touching and unexpected graduation present, and Bonnie’s plan leads to the closing of the veil. Elena makes a decision about the Salvatore brothers and faces an epic confrontation with Katherine. Finally, Stefan discovers a horrifying clue to the mystery surrounding Silas.
—  TVD Synopsis: 4x23 Graduation

malevolent-regniere asked:

Am I right when I say that Circe turned Odysseus' men into pigs because she said they acted like them?

it isn’t stated explicitly. the odyssey tells us that circe stirred baneful drugs into their food, ἵνα πάγχυ λαθοίατο πατρίδος αἴης, so that they might completely forget their native land. the men’s bodies and voices become the bristle-haired bodies and rough grunts of pigs; αὐτὰρ νοῦς ἦν ἔμπεδος, their minds remained unchanged. previously, circe has turned men into wolves and lions; transforming odysseus’ men into lowly filthy pigs seems to us a particular insult—but we’re reading through modern eyes. 

it’s believed that for centuries pigs were regarded as a sacred animal of a vegetation/fertility goddess with paleolithic origins. in northern greece many sow effigies and pig-shaped vases have been found, suggesting that they were integral to cult practice. terracotta figurines of pigs and women with headresses have been found on the slopes of parnassos above delphi and in the corcyrian grotto, predating worship of apollo. it seems likely that the rounded bodies of pigs were symbolic of seed/field fertility in near-eastern cultures at that time. in ancient greece pigs were considered demeter’s animal. they’re sacrificed to her because pigs’ blood is used for purification—there’s a vase-painting of apollo cleansing orestes of the pollution of matricide by raising over his head a bleeding pig—and they’re involved in rites celebrating her power (e.g. the thesmophoria, a festival of fertility performed solely by women). however, pigs are also tied to stories of male sacrifice for powerful goddesses, e.g. babylonian king tammuz, lover of ishtar, is killed by a wild boar; aphrodite’s favoured mortal, adonis, is gored to death by a boar; osiris, twin and lover of isis, is castrated by set disguised as a boar. these stories affirm female power: she will bring about his resurrection. 

if circe as a symbolic figure contains vestiges of those earlier mythic entities, i think there’s an implicit notion of punishing/making manifest the sailors’ bestial natures (n.b. odysseus doesn’t resist circe’s magic because he’s noble and upright; it’s because he’s cunning and god-favoured); but also a recognition of circe as a danger to masculinity—circe “unmans” odysseus’ men, makes of them sacrifices to her feminine power; after odysseus rushes at her with his sword, she relents and agrees to free them, but the payment she demands from odysseus is sex, and odysseus fears that she will steal his manhood, requiring her to swear an oath that she will not cause him harm; when she restores the men to human form, they are younger and more beautiful. witches in the odyssey are strange, liminal, indeterminate, hybrid entities; it’s a story of men, and in the eyes of men they’re half-divine half-monster—sorcery and softness and threat. 


You’re doing this for her.


RIN : well… yeah, okay, i can go on helpin’ ya!

RIN : but, uhm… how did ya even get in here? y’didn’t go on breakin’ in, did ya?


“I happen to be old enough to be Chris’s dad, that’s the sad truth, and I like Chris a great deal,” Greenwood said.

“We have a lot in common, we spent a bit of time together. I think we naturally fell into that space where we felt as though we had a real sense of one another, so in terms of investing in that father-son, mentor-student relationship, it was a pretty natural thing.

“I think we just like listening to one another, and that makes it easier to act. He’s hysterically funny, Chris is, so he’s really easy to be around.”

Greenwood and Pine bonded off screen over their mutual love of music. Greenwood is an accomplished blues guitarist and songwriter, and Pine brought a six-string to set as well.

“You’re sitting around in your dressing rooms, playing guitar, talking,” Greenwood said. 

→ Vancouver-raised Greenwood bonded with co-star Pine over mutual love of music

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