probably my favorite thing about Sleepy Hollow is that American history is physically not allowed to happen unless Ichabod Crane is within at least forty feet of it

Their project is not to demythologize the biblical story, but to show how the biblical story demythologizes everything else and how that demythologizing has led over time to the maturation crisis to which he refers. That crisis is acute now, has accelerated since the mid 19th century  because the vestiges of the old archaic mythologies that we needed to maintain some sense of order are all but collapsed, the center no longer holds, and it’s not at all clear that we will be able to avoid the ‘apocalyptic violence’ that awaits us unless we do in fact collectively grow up. Girard and Bailie both claim that the gospels both wake us out of the trance that lingers from archaic mythologies, and offers a way forward in sobriety, freedom, and grace.

noacat asked:

yeah.... -sama and -dono are archaic. you don't see them used terribly often in modern Japanese. you will see them used in stuff like Inuyasha, which mostly takes place in the feudal era.

yeah i wish that post had those facts in it so people don’t start using sama and dono in fanfictions set in a modern time period lmfao



forsooth  \fawr-SOOTH\


1. Archaic. In truth; in fact; indeed.


Forsooth has existed in English since before 900, and derives from the Old English forsōth.

Usage by Severus Snape:

"I am, still, considered by many in the wizarding world of being the worst kind of wizard; a murderer. As a Death Eater ‘bathing in the blood of the Muggle’ was a natural state. Forsooth, although there were often those I could not save the only murder I can rightfully be accused, and convicted for, was that of Albus Dumbledore.

"A murderer, I am not." ~SS

Severus, Please by matisnape

French Romanesque Architecture

The Romanesque era is the first since Archaic and Classical Greece to take its name from an artistic style rather than from politics or geography. Unlike Carolingian and Ottonian art, named for emperors, or Hiberno-Saxon art, a regional term, Romanesque is a title art historians invented to describe medieval art that appeared “Roman-like.”

Nineteenth century scholars noted that certain architectural elements of this period, principally barrel and groin vaults based on the round arch, resembled those of ancient Roman architecture. Thus, the word distinguished most Romanesque buildings from earlier medieval timber-roofed structures, as well as from later Gothic churches with vaults resting on pointed arches.

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Because they FLAP. 

Because ALL boots should’ve had them to begin with. 

Because they’re downright fun, no matter what anyone else says. 

Because they add that perfect extra touch to just about any outfit, be it gothic, steampunk, cosplay, or anything else. 

Because BOOTWINGS. That should be explanation enough right there. 

Should you get your own set? ABSOLUTELY YES- Go right here to do so! 

(Really, though, I was so happy to get an opportunity to work with model/photographer archaical on these- she brings such a great sense of fun and whimsy to a lot of her work, and it’s wonderful to see on these.) 

"Our own decision to view the universe as dead, as inanimate, as unintelligent, allowed us, permitted us to dissect it, use it, and deny its validity outside of human purpose. Now, the consequences of living like that is coming back to haunt us. You know, we have almost destroyed our home, we have almost cut the earth from beneath our own feet

So the archaic holds answers but it only holds answers if we are willing to think of the universe as a living intelligent entity in—with which we are in partnership, not set against, but that, in fact, we are a part of a morphogenetic intent and an unfolding reality that is larger than human understanding.

It’s an organism, yes, and the galaxy is a kind of an organism. The galaxy stays together because the galaxy wants to be a galaxy.”

~ Terence Mckenna

Artist: Unknown


Ancient Greek helmets from the Archaic period (800 BC – 480 BCE).

The first shown is of the Corinthian-type, and was found in Leivadia. The second is a Illyrian-type helmet from Leivadia. Also a Illyrian-type helmet, the third is from Agia Paraskevi near Kozani. All of these helmets are made of bronze. 

Courtesy & currently located at the Archaeological Museum of Aiani, Greece. Photos taken by Dan Diffendale.