anonymous asked:

You mentioned the similarities between "Hamlet" and the crisis of succession at the end of Elizabeth's reign. Is it also possible to link "Macbeth" with the political situation of the time it was written?

Absolutely. In fact, it’s always possible to read the plays in terms of their historical moment. That’s just one of the many approaches to Shakespeare. This is one the topics that James Shapiro is interested in in his 1606: Shakespeare and the Year of Lear, where he talks at length about the after effects of the Gunpowder plot, and the topical references in Macbeth. I mention 1606 because it’s probably the most readily commercially available book on the topic, but there are hundreds of academic texts that deal with precisely this question (Gary Wills’ Witches and Jesuits: Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one). The Porter’s speech has especially been scoured for contemporary allusions, particularly as regards a certain Father Henry Garnet, the Superior of the English Jesuits, who was executed for complicity in the Gunpowder plot, because he preached the doctrine of ‘equivocation’, which might be the reference for the Porter’s ‘Here’s an equivocator who could swear in both the scales against either scale, who committed treason enough for God’s sake, yet could not equivocate to heaven’ (2.3.8-10).

Other connections include the fact that King James had survived many assassination attempts; the fact that he was obsessed with witches and wrote a book, Demonologie, on the topic; that James was pressing for the unification of England and Scotland; that James was interested in the concept of good kingship and divine right, a topic he dealt with in his book, Basilikon Doron; the fact that tyranny and whether regicide is ever justified was a hot topic; even the fact that it’s set in Scotland when a Scottish king had just been crowned in England, and of course the famous reference to James’ belief that he was descended from Banquo.

It seems quite likely that Shakespeare would have been influenced by the atmosphere he lived and breathed in, whatever he might have thought about the events he lived through. Still, it does well to remember that this kind of thing can only ever be clever speculation and can never be fully substantiated, and that, although the plays may reflect and reference contemporary events, they are never fully reducible to them.

Weird magi mythology au (although it mostly focuses on Christianity)


  • Sinbad’s a demon
  • Jafar’s a demon
  • Rurumu’s a grim reaper
  • Hinahoho’s a grim reaper
  • Mahad’s a demon
  • Vittel is a demon
  • Mystras’s a fallen angel 
  • Yamuraiha’s a demon 
  • Sharrkan’s a ghost
  • Pisti’s a harpy
  • Spartos’s an angel
  • Masrur is a ghost


  • Kougyoku’s a jiangshi
  • Kouen’s a demon 
  • Koumei’s a demon
  • Kouha’s a jiangshi
  • Hakuei is a ghost
  • Gyokuen is a demon
  • Judar is a djinn


  • Ithnan is a poltergeist
  • Dunya is a demon
  • Isaac is a demon

Reim Empire

  • Sche is a human and a high priest
  • Titus is a half angel/human
  • Muu is half angel/demon 
  • Myron is half angel/demon
  • Lolo is a demon
  • Yaqut is a demon 
  • Sphintus is an immoral human
  • Marga is a ghost


  • Myers is human
  • Doron is human
  • Irene is also human
  • Mogamett is a ghost
  • Sana is a ghost
  • Edda is a succubus 


  • Ersa is an angel 
  • Badr is a half angel
  • Serendine is a demon
  • Barbarossa is a demon
  • Saher is a ghost 
  • Tamira is a demon

Alma Torran

  • Ugo is a djinn
  • Solomon is a djinn
  • Sheba is a djinn
  • Wahid is a demon
  • Setta is a demon
  • Falan is a demon


  • Kassim is a human
  • Mariam is a human
  • Zaynab is a human
  • Hassan is a human


  • Jamil is a demon
  • Goltas is a reaper 
  • Leila is a reaper
  • Sahsa is a reaper 
  • Fatima is a demon
  • Nadja is a ghost


  • Aladdin is a djinn
  • Alibaba is a demon 
  • Morgiana is a reaper
  • Yunan is a wandering spirit
  • Hakuryuu is a jiangshi
  • Judar is a djinn
very basic hebrew words

so i was bored and i made a small thing, if you are intrested in more let me know! (doron)

  • I - ani אני
  • you female - at את, male - ata אתה
  • ploral you - female (not used much) aten אתן,  male - atem אתם (also used for femals cause we’re lazy).
  • she - just like you would prounuce the letter “e” היא
  • he - hu הוא
  • them - male - em הם, female - en הן (same with you ploral).
  • us - anah-nu אנחנו  (h like that harsh sound hebrew/arabic speakers make that make people laugh at us).
  • me - in hebrew there isn’t a word for “me”. we have “from me” - mimeni, “with me” - iti (sounds like “e”+”tea”), when you say “you and me” it’s ata/at ve ani. it’s complicated!

  • and - ve ו <– yes it’s only one letter!
  • also - gam (sounds like “gum”) גם

  • good - male - tov טוב , female - to-va טובה
  • bad - male - ra רע , female - ra-a רעה
  • pretty - male - yafe יפה, female -  yafa יפה
  • ugly - male - me-ho-ar (that harsh sound again) מכוער , female - me-ho-e-ret מכוערת

  • love - a-a-va (people usually write ahava but i didn’t want to confuse you) אהבה
  • i love u - male to male - ani oev otha אני אוהב אותך,
  • male to female - ani ohev otah אני אוהב אותך,
  • female to female - ani o-e-vet otah אני אוהבת אותך,
  • female to male - ani o-e-vet otha אני אוהבת אותך.
  • hate - sin-a שינאה
  • i hate u - same as i love u just: male - so-ne שונא, female - so-net שונאת

  • dog- male - ke-lev כלב , female - kal-ba כלבה
  • cat- male - hatul חתול , female - hatu-la חתולה
  • dogs - male - klavim כלבים , female - kal-bot כלבות.
  • cats - male- ha-tu-lim חתולים , female - ha-tu-lot חתולות.

Doron is a very fun-loving person. Always smiling, trying to make the best of every situation.

They are very enthusiastic about new ideas and plans and follow them with all their heart until they get bored in the process and just give up. They’re quite inpatient and childish.

On the surface they come across as more mature than they actually are. Don’t be fooled by their cool appearance.

Doron has a deep fear of being replaced or forgotten.
They believe, if they’re not outstanding or acting over the top all the time, their friends will loose interest in them and leave them.
Doron’s energetic behaviour developed from this fear and became part of their personality.
Nowadays it doesn’t feel as forced as it used to, but on bad days Doron still thinks that they’re just faking their personality and that they’re lying to their friends.
Lilith knows about their mental issues and she is always worried about them and tries to be there for them.