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Želim da podijelim ovo sa svima vama, a sada ću reći i zašto.
Kao prvo, ja ne radim u javnoj kući, ali izgleda da dotični misli da radim. Djevojke na tumblr-u, kao i na ostalim društvenim mrežama prolaze kroz ovakve iste ili slične situacije, zbog nekih momaka koji MISLE da su NEKO I NEŠTO. U biti, oni su NIKO I NIŠTA. Nijedna djevojka ne zaslužuje da je neko pita ovakvo nešto. Ovo je poniženje. Svako ko je, iole, normalan neće nikad postaviti ovakvo pitanje. Prvenstveno ja (a tako i sve ostale djevojke) ovo smatraju uvredom i poniženjem. MI ne zaslužujemo da budemo tretirane na ovaj način, ili da se na bilo koji dr. način, na nas gleda kao na seksualni objekt.
Drugo, ako ti je već do toga, brate mili, plati si neku kurvu, pa je jaši do mile volje.
Mene, kao nevinu djevojku, koja se čuva za braka, ovo posebno i pogotovo nervira.
JA (KAO I OSTALE DJEVOJKE) NISAM DOŠLA NA TUMBLR DA ME NEKO PITA ZA SEX. DOŠLA SAM DA DIJELIM SVOJE MIŠLJENJE, SA SVIMA VAMA S KOJIMA SE MOŽE NORMALNO PRIČATI. DOŠLA SAM DA DAM SAVJET, UKOLIKO ZNAM NEŠTO I DA POMOGNEM NEKOM UKOLIKO TREBA POMOĆ. PA DA I SKLOPIM PRIJATELJSTVO, AKO JE I TO MOGUĆE. Možemo jednostavno da pričamo o knjigama, o muzici, o svemu mogućem. Ali brate pitati nekog za sex??? Da je bilo uživo, odvalila bi mu toliku šamarčinu, da nikad ne bi ni pomislio više da pita neku djevojku za to.
Fuj, fuj, fuj.
OVO NIJE OK, OVO STVARNO NIJE OK.
S KIM JA SVE DIJELIM VAZDUH…. PONEKAD ME SRAM ŠTO SAM LJUDSKO BIĆE UOPŠTE, ZBOG OVAKVIH OSOBA.

Možda je ona bila jedina koju sam voleo
Ne znam kako, ne znam zašto
Ali sa drugima je to mnogo kraće trajalo
Kao slab alkohol koji te jedva uhvati
Više umišljaš da si opijen njime
Nego što te stvarno drži

Svi oko mene su mi uništavali sliku o njoj
Govorili su da je nezanimljiva, sva nikakva, nedovoljno lepa
Spašavali su me od nje
Kao što zavisnika spašavaju od supstanci kojima robuje

Ona je bila moj nikotin koji me opsedao
Iako je nikada nisam probao do kraja

Nije mi se dala iako se davala mnogima
To je bio način da me drži uz sebe

Nisam je ni približno imao koliko sam imao druge
A opet sam je voleo
Voleći sve njeno
Zamišljajući je u hiljadu bludnih noći
Bolji seks u životu nisam imao
A jedva i da sam je video golu

Bilo je u međuvremenu stvarno finih devojaka
Koje bi svako iole normalan odveo pred oltar
Ali ja nisam normalan
I nije za mene oltar
Plašim se svake obaveze koja traje duže od dva dana
Lako mi je da obećam nešto
Teško mi je da živim sa tim i ispunjavam

Stalno bih negde da idem, nekome
Samo sam pored nje mogao da se smirim i ostanem
Samo što ona to nije znala
Uverena da i nju neko, negde čeka
A taj neko nikako da se pojavi

Danas smo sami oboje
Usamljeniji nego ikad
Ali nam ne pada na pamet da se javimo jedno drugom
Ona ne bi da kvari sliku koju je stvorila o sebi
A ja ne bih iznova da kvarim svoj život

Neke ljubavi je najbolje ne doživeti do kraja
Kako i sam, pored njih, ne bi doživeo svoj kraj

—  Stefan Simić
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royal meme | monarchs 3/10

Kleopatra Selene II was born in late 40 BCE, the daughter of Kleopatra VII, the Macedonian Greek queen of Ptolemaic Egypt, and Mark Antony, triumvir of Rome.

“For the first ten years of her life Selene had been raised in Egypt as an Egyptian princess at an Egyptian court; the fact that her father was a Roman citizen, former consul and triumvir was virtually irrelevant at this stage of her life. However, once both of her parents were dead and Egypt had ceased to exist as an independent kingdom, the question of  what to do with Selene and her brothers needed to be answered. In the absence of any surviving relatives, responsibility for them passed to Octavian and he in turn passed it to Octavia. The children lived in Octavia’s house on the Palatine Hill…Augustus had gradually accumulated a collection of royal children…one of the latter was Gaius Julius Juba, the son of King Juba of Numidia (modern-day Algeria, Tunisia and Libya), who had committed suicide in 46 BCE after being defeated by Caesar at the Battle of Thapsus. Only a baby at the time, Juba had been taken back to Rome by Caesar and exhibited in the African section of his quadruple triumph. He had subsequently been raised in Caesar’s household until the dictator’s assassination in 44 BCE when custody of the child seems to have passed to Octavian and Octavia. Juba was awarded Roman citizenship and spent his childhood and adolescence in Rome during which time he was given a Roman education and encouraged in intellectual pursuits, which led to him writing scholarly treatises on a range of subjects. Although Octavia had herself been unlucky in love,she was apparently something of a matchmaker. In 25 BCE she was instrumental in arranging a marriage between Selene and Juba.

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ancient history meme | women ( 2/7)

“A brave young woman who has always fought for what was right even when it was unpopular”. – Michelle Moran, ‘Cleopatra’s Daughter’

Kleopatra Selene II was born in late 40 BCE, the daughter of Kleopatra VII, the Macedonian Greek queen of Ptolemaic Egypt, and Mark Antony, triumvir of Rome. 

“For the first ten years of her life Selene had been raised in Egypt as an Egyptian princess at an Egyptian court; the fact that her father was a Roman citizen, former consul and triumvir was virtually irrelevant at this stage of her life. However, once both of her parents were dead and Egypt had ceased to exist as an independent kingdom, the question of  what to do with Selene and her brothers needed to be answered. In the absence of any surviving relatives, responsibility for them passed to Octavian and he in turn passed it to Octavia. The children lived in Octavia’s house on the Palatine Hill…Augustus had gradually accumulated a collection of royal children…one of the latter was Gaius Julius Juba, the son of King Juba of Numidia (modern-day Algeria, Tunisia and Libya), who had committed suicide in 46 BCE after being defeated by Caesar at the Battle of Thapsus. Only a baby at the time, Juba had been taken back to Rome by Caesar and exhibited in the African section of his quadruple triumph. He had subsequently been raised in Caesar’s household until the dictator’s assassination in 44 BCE when custody of the child seems to have passed to Octavian and Octavia. Juba was awarded Roman citizenship and spent his childhood and adolescence in Rome during which time he was given a Roman education and encouraged in intellectual pursuits, which led to him writing scholarly treatises on a range of subjects. Although Octavia had herself been unlucky in love,she was apparently something of a matchmaker. In 25 BCE she was instrumental in arranging a marriage between Selene and Juba.

The young couple had had their lives turned upside down as a result of the actions of their parents. Once they arrived in Mauretania they were free to make their own decisions, accountable to no one, except possibly Augustus. They had much to do: the new kingdom of Mauretania was a vast territory, encompassing modern-day Algeria and Morocco, rather than modern-day Mauritania… [Selene] possessed enough prestige to rule alongside her husband as a queen in her own right and consistently referred to her Greek and Ptolemaic heritage on the coins she issued in her own name as well as those she issued in conjunction with Juba. Their new kingdom was in serious need of modernisation, so they refounded [the capital] Iol as Caesarea in honour of their benefactor Augustus. They filled Caesarea with grandiose buildings inspired by those of Rome and also of Alexandria. These included a lighthouse in the style of the Alexandrian Pharos, set up on an island in the harbour, a royal palace situated on the seafront and numerous temples to Roman and Egyptian deities. Their royal court attracted scholars and artists from across the Roman Empire and became a cosmopolitan fusion of Greek, Roman and Egyptian culture. The couple ruled Mauretania for almost two decades, until Selene’s early death at the age of 35. Judging from a second commemorative epigram written by Crinagoras of Mytilene, her death seems to have coincided with a lunar eclipse, which would place it on or around March 23rd, 5 BCE.”  - Jane Draycoff

I made this about a year ago and it was going to be in a Women’s Illustration Anthology book with all these other cool artists, but sadly it did not go through. I’m happy to show this since I can now. <3 

Here is my Diwata, filipino spirit, who takes care of endangered animal souls when they die. And she is with her Monkey Eating Eagle friend. 

Dopada mi se pakao kao metafora, pošto mene od malih nogu nije toliko zanimao koncept kazne, koliko koncept dokazivanja negativcu da je negativac. Verujem da imam posebno groblje živaca poginulih u nameri da se tom nekom objasni nešto, a ne naredi, čak i ako si u prilici da narediš. U romanu Zajedno sami, koncept pakla je taj da se jednostavnim pucketanjem đavolovih prstiju ljudima stavlja nesumnjivo do znanja ko su bili za života. Ako iole postoji projekcija na ravan objektivnosti, a ne subjektivnosti, dakle šta su naša dela zapravo po sebi, e onda me zanima kako bi se ljudi osećali kad bi sami mogli to da sagledaju, onim očima kako to vide drugi. Pretpostavka je da ne postoji gora kazna, zato što niko zapravo ne misli rđavo o sebi. Gotovo da ne postoji negativac koji ne misli da to što radi ima smisla i, što više ulazimo u vizuru negativca, više shvatamo kako se njemu to slaže da je to, u stvari, ispravno. Šta bi se desilo kad bi negativcu mogao da jednostavno usadiš uvid da nije tako, nego potpuno drukčije? To je vizija pakla koja mi je tada pala na pamet i koja me je zabavila, dok u Malteregu pakao nije mesto, nego osećaj. Svi negativni osećaji odjednom — i fizički i psihički.
—  Marko Šelić u intervjuu za emisiju OK Priče (x)
intro

Hey there, my name’s Iole and I’m a new studyblr over here! I’m making this introduction firstly to introduce myself and secondly so I could hopefully get to know some of you better so LET’S BEGIN

reasons why I started this blog: I’ve always looked up to big studyblrs and how organised and motivational they were and then I realised that it could be really helpful to me to invest some time on a blog like this because it would keep me running 

what I’m studying: I am a history and archaeology student in Greece (1st year in uni)  and I really love classic literature so if you are contemplating on if you’ll follow me these are some of the posts that I’m going to have on my blog (and some other motivational posts, some about literature in general because I looooove books and some of mine that I will post during the course of my study routine) 

hobbies: I really like to draw and listen to rock music while reading beat generation’s books ( or any books at all )

fandoms: Harry Potter is my life, I’m not gonna lie, but other major obsessions of mine are Sherlock and GoT.

So that’s it I think I hope it isn’t too long, don’t hesitate to message me I really want to get to know some new people over here. xxX