Crossed Swords

You don’t know real fear until you are traveling in Dragon Age: Origins and the crossed swords appear before you’ve reached your destination. When was the last time you saved? Please let it not be the one with the spiders. You were a good person, you didn’t deserve this. The Maker truly did turn his back on his children

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Kuroko no Basuke Comparison Characters゚

Anime - Last Game Movie

Here’s a comparison between their old and new character design.

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the known world: HUMAN CULTURES (p.1) 

Archmaester Brude, who was born and raised in the shadow city that huddles beneath the crumbling walls of Sunspear, once famously observed that Dorne has more in common with the distant North than either does with the realms that lie between them. “One is hot and one is cold, yet these ancient kingdoms of sand and snow are set apart from the rest of Westeros by history, culture, and tradition. Both are thinly peopled, compared to the lands betwixt. Both cling stubbornly to their own laws and their own traditions. Neither was ever truly conquered by the dragons. The King in the North accepted Aegon Targaryen as his overlord peaceably, whilst Dorne resisted the might of the Targaryens valiantly for almost two hundred years, before finally submitting to the Iron Throne through marriage. Dornishmen and Northmen alike are derided as savages by the ignorant of the five ‘civilized’ kingdoms, and celebrated for their valor by those who have crossed swords with them.
                                                                ~ [ The World of Ice and Fire - Dorne ]

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Greek Bronze and Gold Short Sword and Dagger, C. 1450-1300 BC

The daggers and early swords of the Aegean Bronze Age represent some of the most striking artifacts of the period in terms of their opulence, craftsmanship and display of technical virtuosity. Whilst some were used solely for ceremonial use, many were functional instruments of war, attested by the clear developments in form, according to fighting preferences and practices. The short sword, which developed from the dagger, is one of the most interesting innovations of the Bronze Age, often signifying social status in societies in which hierarchy and one-on-one combat were primary concerns. The present dagger and short sword probably originate from Crete, in the locality of the great palaces at Knossos, or from Mycenae. The Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations were renowned for their wealth, richness of culture, technical sophistication, and strong influence across the Greek world for centuries to come. These are the weapons of the fabled heroes of Troy, the great treasures of powerful kings like Agamemnon, who ruled over the kingdom of Mycenae.

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Apparently that latest fic was long enough to cause trouble for Tumblr mobile, so I’m taking this as an opportunity to start cross-posting my writing to AO3 as well!  Fics so far can be found here:

Ribbon Day (T, Vio/Shadow)

Potential First Kisses (G, Vio/Shadow)

Nerf War (G, gen)