here are a bunch of great fics I’ve enjoyed and loved reading throughout the month of september. I recommend that you read these great fics in october, if you haven’t already!! also check out the MITAM Fic Fest and the HL Historical Exchange!
(all fics with a star are my favorites and if there are two stars then it was a favorite favorite)
Harry and Louis have known each other since they were tiny little boys, both wildly obsessed with airplanes, space, and the stars. More than twenty years later, Harry plans to propose to Louis, but when he wakes up, Louis is gone.
For the past five years, she’s been tiptoeing carefully around the subject, steadfastly refusing to talk about the possibility, and putting up a front to hide what she was always terrified of feeling. Maybe it’s been a long time coming. Maybe Louis was just the final push she needed. She tries to see this less as a death sentence and more as an opportunity to tell the truth for once.
Harry is the new (supposedly heterosexual) freshman who gets convinced by pretty blue eyes and soft skin to join a club about body positivity and self-image. Louis is the definitely-not-male upperclassman who makes her come to terms with some things she’s been denying.
“Fucked up pop star ends five day bender by wandering into a dive bar alone and passing out in public.” That would’ve generated press, he thinks, and if there’s one thing that’s constantly on his mind (or more accurately, on the mind of everyone else around him) it’s that all press is good press, and good press is good press but bad press is great press.
Besides, he’s 25 and trying to do the whole transition from boyband to solo pop star. He’s pretty sure a press-fueled meltdown is, like, a right of passage. The truth, alas, is a whole lot more boring.
Louis falls asleep in Harry’s bar. Harry takes him home to hang out.
Artist commentary: “The character is Lapu Lapu. He was the ruler of he Visayan Islands during the early 1500’s in the southern part of the Philippines. He is best known for the Battle of Mactan that happened at dawn on April 27, 1521, where he and his soldiers defeated Ferdinand Magellan. My designs are a bit sensationalized compared to the real character.”
At the age of twenty-eight, Louis Tomlinson finds himself traveling to the Spice Islands with the explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Louis has spent the last ten years avoiding his past, but he is forced to face it when artist Harry Styles boards his ship. Now, Louis must sail to undiscovered lands while navigating the emotions he has buried deep.
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Well, obviously not a Katana, but it’s the Filipino equivalent. The Kampala is a single-edged sword used by Datu Lapu-Lapu and his warriors against Ferdinand Magellan. It’s an awesome, badass sword that functions very well like a Katana. Mostly, people of the South and the Moros use these weapons, but it is well known to be used by all Filipinos across the archipelago.
Why is it on my blog, you ask? Simple - the protagonist for my upcoming novel uses one as the inheritance from his family bloodline. It’s his main weapon of choice, and uses it in almost any encounter, even if he had to let it be fixed because it was cracked.
So ayun po ano! Magandang byahe mga tsong naranasan nyo na bang maging kundoktor ng jeep? Oo mga tsong! Hindi tricycle, hindi sa bus kundi sa jeep! Yung bago ka palang makasakay tapos makikita mo yung bakanteng upuan sa likod ng drayber, mapapasabi ka nalang na..
“Putang ina! Ojt na naman. Paabot ☝️”
Yung kulang nalang itanong mo yung ibang pasahero kung sino pa yung walang sukli eh, pero buti nalang sa tuwing nasa likod ako ng drayber naalala ko yung sinabi ni Ferdinand Magellan dun sa libro nya,
“Kung kaya mong abutin ang sukli at bayad ng iba, pangarap mo pa kaya? Viva España!”
Putang ina talaga buti nalang sinakop tayo ng mga kastila kung hindi ay nako! Magpapanggap nalang akong otnis para di ako makonsensyang nangangawit sila sa pag-abot ng bayad e. Salamat Magellan tang ina ka hahaha
The Large Cloud of Magellan : The 16th century Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and his crew had plenty of time to study the southern sky during the first circumnavigation of planet Earth. As a result, two fuzzy cloud-like objects easily visible to southern hemisphere skygazers are known as the Clouds of Magellan, now understood to be satellite galaxies of our much larger, spiral Milky Way galaxy. About 160,000 light-years distant in the constellation Dorado, the Large Magellanic Cloud is seen here in a remarkably deep, colorful, image. Spanning about 15,000 light-years or so, it is the most massive of the Milky Ways satellite galaxies and is the home of the closest supernova in modern times, SN 1987A. The prominent patch below center is 30 Doradus, also known as the magnificent Tarantula Nebula, is a giant star-forming region about 1,000 light-years across. via NASA
The 16th century Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and his crew had plenty of time to study the southern sky during the first circumnavigation of planet Earth. As a result, two fuzzy cloud-like objects easily visible to southern hemisphere skygazers are known as the Clouds of Magellan, now understood to be satellite galaxies of our much larger, spiral Milky Way galaxy. About 160,000 light-years distant in the constellation Dorado, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is seen here in a remarkably deep, colorful, image. Spanning about 15,000 light-years or so, it is the most massive of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies and is the home of theclosest supernova in modern times, SN 1987A. The prominent patch below center is 30 Doradus, also known as the magnificentTarantula Nebula, is a giant star-forming region about 1,000 light-years across.
This is kind of late, but I finally had the time to finish editing and uploading this video up on YT for you guys! :)
During opening weekend I visited the Asia Society Museum in NYC to see for myself the wonderful gold artifacts from the Philippines that depict our rich heritage and precolonial history prior to the arrival of the Spaniards. In old Spanish texts from Francisco Alcina, the most well known chronicler of the Bisayans to Antonio Pigafetta, the scholar who joined Ferdinand Magellan when they first landed in our shores, the mention of gold was very much prevalent throughout the islands. Our ancestors, from the slaves to the nobility, wore gold, most being passed down from generation to generation as bahandi, or heirlooms. From gold necklaces, bracelets, rings, armlets, to even sashes, belts, and the hilts of their daggers were made of gold. Their religious objects from bowls to figures of deities were also intricately designed and made of gold. They would often bury these gold objects so the dead person can wear them in the afterlife. It was also a form of acceptance in the afterlife as among the Bisayans according to Francisco Alcina in his 1668 records, the god of happiness and of Saad, the resting place of the souls, once upon receiving the soul from the primordial sea goddess Magwayen on a bangka, he would ask them a question. Surrounded by the ancestors he would ask if they were that certain person who died. However if the soul did not have with them any gold or bahandi, they would not recognize them. From records we know that the Spaniards often ransacked known burial sites for the purpose of taking these gold buried with the dead.
To see the gold artifacts yourselves as well as textiles from local designers I invite anyone who can come to NYC and the Asia Society Museum to come and take a step back in time.
The exhibit runs from September 11 2015 - January 3, 2016 and is located at:
INFLUENCE ON FILIPINO CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY”
History depicts that the Philippines was
a country that was colonialized by many nations in which it adopted
some of their culture and norms. Spain was the most influential among
all the countries that colonialized Philippines. Its conquest in the
island lasted for 333 years which altered the very way of living of
the Filipinos, from its political system up to its religious aspect.
Ferdinand Magellan a Portuguese explorer led the expedition in the
Philippines by the order of the king of Spain. The expedition has 3
main goals which were God, Gold and Glory. The fleet landed on Easter
Sunday, March 31 1521, at Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte. At his
arrival he planted a cross on the summit of a hill and claimed
possession of the islands for the king of Spain. Magellan also sought
alliances with the different tribal leaders of Cebu and took pride in
converting them into Catholicism. His expedition got into trouble
with Lapu-Lapu, a chieftain of Mactan who resisted the foreign
influence that was proposed by Magellan.
After the 1521 expedition, Spain
sent another set of fleet to Philippines which primarily consist of
Augustinians who came with Legaspi in an attempt of converting the
natives into Christians. The Franciscans came to Philippines in 1578
to support the Augustinians and soon followed by Jesuits, Dominicans
and Augustinians Recollects. Soon the Spanish missionaries waged war
to paganism in the country wherein any forms of paganism is
punishable by law.