Happy 32th birthday to my shining light, my biggest inspiration and my source of happiness💖 Thank you for teaching me to never give up, enjoy life, appreciate the little things and so much more. You became so fucking important to me that I don’t know how to live without you. You’re such an amazing father, husband, brother, cousin, friend and idol. Thank you for being a beautiful person; always kind hearted, caring, lovable and sweet to others, it only makes me love you more. You’re gorgeous from the inside and outside. Thank you for making me smile every time, doesn’t matter what you do. I’m so proud of you and everything you’ve accomplished, I’m so proud of the amazing individual you are, I’m so proud to say that you’re the one I look up to. Thank you for just being you, never change. I love you so much Roman♥️
You’re beautiful – yes, we all know it -
And in the prime of youth – that much is true -
And you’re certainly rich – who could deny it?
But Fabulla, when you overpraise yourself,
You’re not rich, or beautiful, or young any longer. Bella es, nouimus, et puella, uerum est,
et diues, quis enim potest negare?
Sed cum te nimium, Fabulla, laudas,
nec diues neque bella nec puella es.
Roman, I’ve been a fan of you for quite some time now. From FCW, to NXT, to the main roster on WWE I’ve been here cheering you on. I was 14 the first time I saw you wrestle and you were always so passionate about what you did. You still are. To me, you’re superman. My hero. Love you so so much. Roman Empire for life.
Ancient Roman mosaic, depicting a skeleton (perhaps a memento mori) above the Greek maxim from Delphi
(”know thyself”). Artist unknown; 1st cent. CE (?) Found during excavations at the
convent of San Gregorio on the Via Appia, Rome; now in the National Museum, Rome. Photo credit: Lessing Photo Archive.
Monarchs with dubious claims to the throne positivity post!
Shoutout to monarchs who are like the cousin of a deposed monarch, no matter who’s in charge now, your claim to the throne is valid.
Shoutout to monarchs who attained power by killing their relatives your claim to the throne is valid.
Shoutout to monarchs who were the previous monarch’s captain of the guard before murdering them, your claim to the throne is valid.
Shoutout to puppet child monarchs, your claim to the throne is valid and even though you’ll likely never properly rule, for even a day in your life - that shouldn’t stop you from feeling like a valid monarch.
Shoutout to monarchs who won the throne through buying it in an auction held by the pervious monarch’s murderous guards, your claim to the throne is valid.
Shoutout to monarchs who came to power after being the common or foreign born spouse of a previous monarch, your claim to the throne is valid.
Shoutout to monarchs in empires which have been divided between claimants, your claim to the whole empire is valid, and don’t let anyone hold you back from starting a long protracted civil war to take over the whole empire.
Shoutout to monarchs who exterminated all other claimants in a long protracted civil war, your claim to the throne is valid, no matter how much of your own country you destroyed to sit on the throne.
Shoutout to monarchs who are being imprisoned in a monastery or oubliette, as the person who took your kingdom from you fears their enemies rallying around you - your claim to throne is still valid - even if you stand little chance of escape and a high chance of being killed someday soon.
Shoutout to monarchs who were overthrown by violent revolution- your claim to the throne is still valid.
Shoutout to monarchs who hold on to the titles of countries that no longer exist, your claim to the throne is valid.
Shoutout to monarchs who rule one country, but don’t give a fuck about it - and spend all their time trying to gain control over another country- your claim to the throne is valid.
Shoutout to monarchs who are random commoners impersonating the dead son of a previous monarch, your claim to the throne is valid.