Love Stories Under the Bridge by Roozbeh Feiz
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Isfahan, 33pol bridge Part of a series of photographs with the connecting theme of LOVE. View the full set here.

princessaemmaswan  asked:

So for the water bed headcanon, I think it's because Annabeth was almost stretched to death on a water bed in the Lightning Thief, at Crusty's Water Beds, remember? I just read that scene the other day, and that's what it reminded me of. So I think the thing with Annabeth is that she sees it and gets reminded of her first quest, and how scary that experience must have been for her.




I’m writing a story set in 1387 England, and I’m looking for some resources on clothing, especially for one character, who is a Muslim merchant/ sellsword. Can you direct me to some, please? You seem to be the best person to talk to about this.

Well, if you want to be detailed in your description, you’ll have to also be specific in considering his backstory and characterization. Several people have recommended this book:

The Moors: The Islamic West 7th-15th Centuries A.D. (Men At Arms)

Not everyone can afford reference books though, so here’s the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History for various Islamic Arms and Armor.

These might also help:

Check out the Wikipedia page on “Islam in England (Middle Ages)”, see if any of the resources at the bottom seem relevant to what you’re looking for.

There’s also:

Alexander, D. G. “Two Aspects of Islamic Arms and Armor: I. The Turban Helmet and II. Watered Steel and the Waters of Paradise.” Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 18 (1983). [click this-opens as PDF]

Pyhrr, Stuart W. “European Armor from the Imperial Ottoman Arsenal.” Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 24 (1989) [click this-opens as PDF]

Jadwiga of Poland (1373/4-1399)

Art by Aonasis (tumblr)

Jadwiga was the daughter of Elizabeth of Bosnia and Louis the Great of Hungary.  At the age of ten, she was crowned King of Poland.  Jadwiga was crowned king rather than queen because although Polish law had no provision for a queen regent, the law did not state a king must be male.

In 1386, Jadwiga married Grand Duke Jogaila of Lithuania, uniting the two regions.  Prior to their marriage, Lithuania was the last pagan state in Europe.  As part of the marriage agreement, Jogaila was baptized as a Roman Catholic and took the name Władysław.  Mass baptisms and church building followed across Lithuania.  In 1389, Pope Urban VI recognized Lithuania as a Roman Catholic country, although paganism continued among the common people for decades.

Władysław and Jadwiga were co-regents, but Władysław is believed to have overseen most of the political responsibilities with two notable exceptions.  In 1387, Jadwiga led a successful, mostly peaceful campaign to recover the province of Halych from Hungary.  In 1390, she personally negotiated with the Teutonic Order for a cessation of hostilities, although the problem was not fully resolved until 1410.

Jadwiga focused most of her efforts on cultural and charitable works.  She donated all of her jewelry to the failing Kraków Academy, Poland’s first university which was then only 35 years old.  Thanks in part to this generous donation, the university flourished and set up Europe’s first independent chairs in mathematics and astronomy.  Today Kraków Academy is known as Jagiellonian University in honor of the royal couple.

On June 22, 1399 Jadwiga delivered her only child, a daughter named Elizabeth Bonifacia.  Both mother and child died within a month.  The two were buried in a single casket at Wawel Cathedral in Kraków.  Although Jadwiga’s death undermined Jogaila’s position as King of Poland, he retained the throne until his death 35 years later at which point his son by his second wife took power.   

Jadwiga was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1997.  She is the patron saint of queens.

What is this mind? Who is hearing these sounds? Do not mistake any state for self realization. But continue to ask yourself even more intensely. What is it that hears?   Who is hearing? Your physical being doesn’t hear. Nor does the void. Then what does? Strive to find out. Put aside your rational intellect. Give up all techniques. Just get rid of the notion of self.

(Bassui Tokusho. Rinzai Zen Master. 1327-1387)

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YouLove #1

Summary= How many chances there were that your famous crush would like you back? The chance of a click -and a video, it seemed. [YouTubers AU].

Pairing= Nalu.

Rate= T.

Chapters= Multichaptered.

Word Count= 1387.

Hey guys :3 This is a new story I started recently, and I’d like to share it with you to see if you like it! I hope you do >.< Thanks for your lovely support!

I don’t own Fairy Tail, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Skype. All of them belong to their respective creator.

Chapter one: subscribe to me 

Lucy couldn’t stop laughing.

For real.

From the start of the video, she hasn’t been able to stop. So much for a kind-of-professional, to be fangirling over someone’s video.

But how could she not, when it was him on the screen?

She laughed at what he said, again, and she even had to pause it for a minute to calm herself down. It was not her first time doing so. She did it when she read, when she watched something, or when she did anything at all.

She had to stop, take a deep breath, and restart.

Though this time, she stopped a little longer. She’d paused it on the right moment: he was smiling sheepishly, an adorable blush on his cheeks, as he scratched his scarf adorned neck.

Sometimes she felt stupid for acting like that over a boy who wasn’t a proper celebrity -he was just a boy who enjoyed uploading videos on YouTube.

And a boy who had a million subscribers, also.

Okay, so he was a kind of celebrity. There was no person on YouTube -or Tumblr or Twitter- that hadn’t heard of him at least once.

Because FireDragonSlayer was someone who was well known. And Lucy was his fan.

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