2000 years old

Things that crack me up about Legolas:

  • Okay, so maybe the film guide says he was born in TA 87, but looking at clues from HOME and the Silmariilion, he’s at the very most a bit over 2000 years old at time of The Fellowship of the Ring. He’s the youngest elf that we know about in that time period. ARWEN is older than him. He’s creeped out by Fangorn being so old but he calls all mortals children because he’s a little shit.
  • Tolkien would get super pissed off when Legolas was shown in illustrations as “pretty or lady-like” and insisted that he was the biggest, roughest, toughest of the elves and the most hardcore of the Fellowship. Legolas is like the freaking Schwarzenegger of the elves, nbd.
  • Best friend is a dwarf whose father was literally imprisoned by Legolas’ father and yet he still brought him to the Undying Lands for the most awkward family reunion because screw you Thranduil. And let me remind you that a) Gimli is the only, only dwarf who got to make the trip and Legolas invited him. Other people had to get permission from like the literal Valar and Legolas was like I want to bring my mortal bff yeah he wasn’t a ringbearer but whatevs. Also b) most of the people who left in TA 3201 went on like these fleets of beautiful vessels with a master shipbuilder but Legolas was like nope, going to build one myself, never built one before but it can’t be that hard, right?
  • While Sindarin is the most common Elvish language by the time Legolas is alive, it’s considered really ugly and unrefined, but here Legolas is running around probably not even able to speak the language of his ancestors, and I imagine him super proud of what must sound like an awful accent to his people.
  • Also super explains how useless he was at Moira trying to decipher the door because he doesn’t have time to deal with those snobs.
  • All the Fellowship got useful gifts or ones with spiritual meaning but instead Galadriel was like no, Legolas, I’m going to give you this big ass bow that’s bigger than the Mirkwood ones and it’s going to be so sick yeah it’s like taller than you are BUT ITS GOING TO LOOK SO SWEET.

Every single person involved in public education says DeVos is severely unqualified for the position of secretary of education but my grandma who didn’t finish high school and thinks the world is 2000 years old thinks DeVos will do a fantastic job.

It must be a really hard decision for these congressmen :-/

Bill: Doctor! Emergency! I need your help immediately!
Doctor: *rises from his chair and pulls out sonic* What is it? Is it aliens? Physics? Questions? Gotta be aliens. I’m here. I’ll help.
Bill: Yeah, I’m moving and I need some sort of transport to get my stuff there.
Doctor: . .  .
Bill: :D
Doctor: Would you like me to look up the number of a truck company?
Bill: THE TARDIS!
Doctor: No! The TARDIS is not a moving van!
Bill: You said you’d help…

2 hours later…

Doctor: I’m the Doctor, a 2000+ year old Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, the Bringer of Darkness, the Oncoming Storm, the man who won the Time War, I’ve saved the earth countless times from all sorts of creatures, I-
Bill: Careful. There’s china in that one.
Doctor: -.-

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The Ancient faces of the Fayum mummy portraits

Egypt


Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits (also Faiyum mummy portraits) is the modern term given to a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to Egyptian mummies from the Coptic period. They belong to the tradition of panel painting, one of the most highly regarded forms of art in the Classical world. In fact, the Fayum portraits are the only large body of art from that tradition to have survived.

 Mummy portraits have been found across Egypt, but are most common in the Faiyum Basin, particularly from Hawara in the Fayum Basin (hence the common name) and the Hadrianic Roman city Antinoopolis. “Faiyum Portraits” is generally thought of as a stylistic, rather than a geographic, description. While painted cartonnage mummy cases date back to pharaonic times, the Faiyum mummy portraits were an innovation dating to the Coptic period at the time of the Roman occupation of Egypt.

 They date to the Roman period, from the late 1st century BC or the early 1st century AD onwards. It is not clear when their production ended, but recent research suggests the middle of the 3rd century. They are among the largest groups among the very few survivors of the highly prestigious panel painting tradition of the classical world, which was continued into Byzantine and Western traditions in the post-classical world, including the local tradition of Coptic iconography in Egypt.

 The portraits covered the faces of bodies that were mummified for burial. Extant examples indicate that they were mounted into the bands of cloth that were used to wrap the bodies. Almost all have now been detached from the mummies. They usually depict a single person, showing the head, or head and upper chest, viewed frontally. In terms of artistic tradition, the images clearly derive more from Graeco-Roman traditions than Egyptian ones.

 Two groups of portraits can be distinguished by technique: one of encaustic (wax) paintings, the other in tempera. The former are usually of higher quality. About 900 mummy portraits are known at present. The majority were found in the necropoleis of Faiyum. Due to the hot dry Egyptian climate, the paintings are frequently very well preserved, often retaining their brilliant colours seemingly unfaded by time.

Personally I`ve seen some at the Museum and was stunned and hypnotized by the ancient 2000 year-old faces looking at me as if they were there with me.

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Youngest School Shooter
The Shooting Of Kayla Rolland

On the 29th of February 2000 in Michigan, 6 year old Dedrick Owens went to Buell Elementary school with a gun he found at his uncles house along with a knife. Walking upstairs whilst changing class, Owens approached fellow classmate Kayla Rolland and said, “I don’t like you” and shot her dead.

Due to his age, Dedrick Owens was not charged with murder

Owen’s uncle, Jemelle James, was charged with manslaughter and served a sentence in jail

Today is the book birthday of an amazing book that I’ve been waiting for for a long time. 

Angie Thomas’s Black Lives Matter-inspired novel The Hate U Give came out in the US today. Look, this book was so amazing that at least THIRTEEN different publishing houses fought to get their hands on it and it was optioned before it was published (the film, starring problematic young’n Amandla Stenberg, will be out at some point within the next year or so). 

I bought two copies of this book: one for me and one for my 13 year old niece who is trying to be active in talking about social justice in the things she loves and literally begged for a copy of T.H.U.G. when I read her the summary. 

I follow Angie on twitter and I am a HUGE fan! She’s amazing and badass. I just can’t wait to read the book that has everyone in the publishing world talking. T.H.U.G. already has high accolades from multiple major review platforms on top of hitting the top of best seller charts. Oh my gosh!

Now, to get you excited, here’s the summary from Amazon:

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

If you’re interested in this AMAZING book, you can head over to Amazon to pick up a copy right now! 

bootyshakerkegrimm  asked:

You and Whamuu are basically brothers, but Im curious to know something. Which one of you would be the older brother?

(( Actually, Wamuu is the older brother, being 12000 to Santana’s 10000, according to canon.
But, one: 
-I’m pretty sure Araki did not think through those ages, because wtf that means Wamuu was like a 2000-year-old baby when Kars and Esi picked him up and yet he looked identical to Santana who was probably only a few years old AT MOST, seriously what the hell,
And, two:
-Due to them both being babies when they got kidnap-adopted, and Kars & Esidisi probably not caring so much about birthday dates, neither really knows how old they are for certain.
So I’m just going to say they’re roughly the same age, and will fight over who’s older. :V ))

Realization about Ardyn

So I was listening to “Who Wants To Live Forever” by Queen which was the theme song for the movie Highlander. If you are too young to know Highlander, it was a movie about an immortal and he is forced to watch his loved one grow old and die so the song aptly ends with “who wants to live forever anyways?” Well this song made me think of Ardyn, being the 2000 year old bitter ma ln that he is, and I just realized he had to live this. He did have a family and friends he cared about (no way in hell he was always the vengeful jerk he became) grow old and die. Then he went on to watch society forget about him. He witnessed his legacy get erased from history as if he never existed. What a sad, lonely existence he had to endure.

Originally posted by stephicness

Edit: “who waits forever anyway” is the actual ending quote of the song.
Just some AnE related thoughts:

- There need to be more Lucifer fanfictions.
- What exactly is a nephilim in Blue Exorcist? If they are half angels, why haven’t we heard of them yet? Are they rare and special?
- I definitely want to know more about the Demon Eaters. I mean wikia considered it as a race other than human or demon. Are you born a Demon Eater? Or are demon eaters created by the Illuminati? How do they function? Why does Lucifer need them? I think the Demon Eaters are really cool and they need to be appreciated more.
- I honestly want to see some ability development in Rin. Yeah I know, he has the mighty blue flames, but I think it would be nice to see a more individual and complex power on him than just burning things with blue fire
- There are some characters who definitely need this character sheet. Like Lucifer, Nemu, Yuri, Illuminati Mom, Gedoin, Godain and Ryujis mom (I just forgot her name sorry). I don’t even remember if Amaimon and Izumo had such a thing.
- I honestly don’t understand why there are so many people hating on Arthur…I mean yeah, he’s kinda arrogant etc., but he’s a strong and individual character and I feel like people forget sometimes, that he has also really good character traits. For example he has a strong sense for traditions, morals and justice and that’s a good thing.
- What the fucking Satan is going on with Mephisto’s personality lately? He’s switching between the anime-loving funny clown and the creepy cunning demon. Is he schizophrenic or something? He confuses me and I feel like we need explanations.
- Izumos and Lucifers past make me really sad. I mean look at Lucy: He’s around 2000 years old. His body doesn’t even last 10 years. So that literally means he physically died around 200 fckn times! I think he’s one of the most misunderstood characters in the whole series. Also Izumo: Her sister has no memory of her, her mother’s been abused as a lab rat, she’s been bullied and also threatened by the Illuminati. Izumos past is the saddest one in my opinion.
- How are demons created? Can they have kids? Are they created by negative energy or humans believing in them?
- Is Gehenna actually like a parallel universe? How shall we imagine it?
- Where did the Baal live in Gehenna? Did they have some kind of hell palace there?
- WHY does Lucifer want to give Satan a new body, if Satan stole his perfect body 16 years ago and took Lucifers chance to end his suffering away from him?
- ALSO WHY does Lucifer want to create a vessel that lasts forever, if he wants to blow up the planet anyway?
- When exactly did Yukios mental problems start?
- I have reasons to believe one of the demon kings is actually a demon queen because in the flashback we’ve seen a female silhouette. I could imagine it to be Egyn.
- ALSO WHY THE FUCK IS IT “Yuri Egyn” and “Egyn - King of Water”? Do they have something to do with eachother?