Happy Birthday Rissy [2014] from Amber <3

birthday girl <3

THIS IS A BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR RISSY WHO IS A QUARTER OF A CENTURY OLD TODAY.  GO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOW IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY DONE SO!!

Risssssy my other from Australia (Astralia haha) I loves you so much <3  You’re very sweet and funny and I am very glad I’ve gotten to know you over the years x3  I know you love it when I make you laugh, so here’s a video attempt at that, featuring some of your favorite characters!  :D  I hope you have a wonderful birthday! 

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endless list of favourite books | 1/♕: The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller

Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Like the fingers on a hand–first headstrong Olga; then Tatiana, the tallest; Maria the most hopeful for a ring; and Anastasia, the smallest. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand duchesses living a life steeped in tradition and privilege. They are each on the brink of starting their own lives, at the mercy of royal matchmakers. The summer of 1914 is that precious last wink of time when they can still be sisters together–sisters that link arms and laugh, sisters that share their dreams and worries, and flirt with the officers of their imperial yacht.

But in a gunshot the future changes for these sisters and for Russia.

As World War I ignites across Europe, political unrest sweeps Russia. First dissent, then disorder, mutiny, and revolution. For Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, the end of their girlhood together is colliding with the end of more than they ever imagined.

At the same time hopeful and hopeless, naive and wise, the voices of these sisters become a chorus singing the final song of Imperial Russia. Impeccably researched and utterly fascinating, this novel by acclaimed author Sarah Miller recounts the final days of Imperial Russia with lyricism, criticism and true compassion.

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"I gave them the power of Chaos so that I can be revived and 
the’d become my meal. You lowly humans are weak. And
because you’re weak the Chaos can slip in easily. Also, your
most trusted friend, Durbe; and the existence that is more
important than your own life, Merag. They, too, aren’t
exceptions! Nasch. You, too, will once again walk in the path
of
my curse." x