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Men, boys, guys, males…

You are worthy of respect and love. You are not worth any less than women. You are not born sexist, or abusive, or as rapists. You are not responsible for the actions of your entire sex and you shouldn’t be held accountable for those actions. You are not “all men”, and the actions of one man do not define the other man.

You deserve to be treated like a prince, not a servant or a scapegoat.

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The pride of the Topkapi Palace Museum and its most valuable single exhibit is the 86-carat pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as the Kasikci. Surrounded by a double-row of 49 Old Mine cut diamonds and well spotlighted, it hangs in a glass case on the wall of one of the rooms of the Treasury.Its origin is not clear. Like many other historic diamonds, it is difficult to seperate fact from fancy. One of the versions of the findings of a diamond described it as thus:

“In the year 1669, a very poor man found a pretty stone in the rubbish heap of Egrikapi in Istanbul. He bartered it to a spoonmaker for three wooden spoons. The spoonmaker sold the stone to a jeweler for ten silver coins.The jeweler consulted another jeweler who knew immediately that the pretty stone was really a precious diamond. When the second jeweler threatened to disclose the whole matter, the two men quarreled bitterly. Another jeweler heard the story and bought the diamond, giving a purse full of money to each of the angry jewelers. But now the Grand Vizier, Kopruluzade Ahmed Pasha, has heard of the gem. When Sultan Mehmed IV is told of the affair, he orders the stone be brought to the palace, and he takes possession of it. Whether he paid for it is not revealed. And, of course, no one knows what history preceded it being thrown into the garbage heap.”

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50. Temples - Sun Structures

49. Adult Jazz - Gist Is

48. RATKING - So It Goes

47. Jungle - Jungle

46. CEO - Wonderland

45. Trust - Joyland

44. King Tuff - Black Moon Spell

43. Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear

42. Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else

41. Alvvays - Alvvays

40. Chet Faker -  Built On Glass

39. Eagulls - Eagulls

38. Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE

37. Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

36. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz - Tyranny

35. The Antlers - Familiars

34. How to Dress Well - “What is This Heart?”

33. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

32. Young Fathers - Dead

31. Taylor McFerrin - Early Riser

30. Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

29. Arca - Xen

28. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - I’m In Your Mind Fuzz

27. Clark - Clark

26. Ought - More Than Any Other Day

25. Hookworms - The Hum

24. Future Islands - Singles

23. St. Vincent - St. Vincent

22. Todd Terje - It’s Album Time

21. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal + Content Nausea

20. The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There

19. Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

18. Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker

17. Caribou - Our Love

16. James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

15. Ariel Pink - pom pom

14. Flying Lotus - You’re Dead!

13. Jack White - Lazaretto

12. FKA twigs - LP1

11. Mac DeMarco - Salad Days

10. Keaton Henson - Romantic Works

9. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

8. Iceage - Plowing Into The Field Of Love

7. The Men - Tomorrow's Hits

6. Lykke Li - I Never Learn

5. Woods - With Light and With Love

4. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

3. The War On Drugs - Lost in Dream

2. Perfume Genius - Too Bright

1. Foxygen - …And Star Power

nenuphar-waterlilies-for-tala  asked:

Honestly, all the antique jewellery you post, not only has an aesthetic beauty to them of excellent craftsmanship but it also has a personal element to them. I always wonder to myself who the beautiful woman was who wore them. You can tell her character and lifestyle by the characteristics and stye of the jewellery. She may be long gone, but we still have her jewellery to remember her by, as if the jewellery acts as a tribute to her legacy when she once lived so long ago. Just a thought lol

I completely agree! Certainly much of the jewelry was commissioned by men and women to show off their wealth and social status, but just like today, ancient people would want to express their own style too.

You can really tell individuality in the Fayum portraits, where women are wearing their own jewelry. The amount of jewelry and the kinds of jewelry worn vary so much from woman to woman. While their hairstyles often imitate those of the contemporary Roman empress, the variance in the jewelry shows that women wanted to express themselves too. Fashion and being fashionable meant imitating those in power (and those of higher social classes), but also being tasteful in one’s own choices. Not unlike today!

The same goes for the women and men of the Palmyra portrait busts. Unlike Roman statues in which women hardly ever wear jewelry (they wanted to appear modest), the Palmyra busts show women and men covered in jewels. The abundance of jewelry shows off their wealth, their personal style, and also regional fashion trends. 

More generally, Roman people wore amulets to protect from or to foster certain elements. Some people may have worn amulets to promote fertility, but others may have chosen other amulets to avert the evil eye or bad spirits, for example. The discovery of such amulets allows a peek into people’s daily lives, even if we can’t know their names or their stories, like you said. Still, as an aspiring historian, that peek into daily life is fascinating.  

I’ve been talking mostly about the Roman empire in my response to you, because I’m most educated in Roman history, but I think personal style can be found cross-culturally. I’ll have to do more reading on the subject for other ancient peoples. If anyone knows about personal style in other ancient or medieval cultures, I’d love to hear about it!

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There are many remarkable ancient artifacts that could re-write history as we know it. These artifacts are highly controversial. We are constantly finding new artifacts that defy our current understanding of history. Among the many jewels, mens wedding bands, pottery and weapons found we find items that can confuse even the most experienced archaeologists. According to orthodox science such objects shouldn’t exist, but they do and that is a fact that cannot be denied. Above are some of the most extraordinary artifacts discovered world-wide. 

Are these artifacts proof of ancient astronauts visiting our planet, or are they remenants left over from a previous civilization that inhabited earth before us ?

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Hello requested by @meliscleff

I hope you like this! I worked hard on it, this is when they officially openly meet. Their first public hello if you will : )

All rights to Hiro Mashima

—–
Hello

My dearest King,

My daughter Lucille is pleased to marry your son Natsu. All should go well with the wedding as planned and of course with our newfound alliance you shall have plenty of our share in goods, However, I have heard terrible rumors of your son sneaking out late at night to meet a cloaked stranger. I do hope this problem is resolved as I cannot bear to think of ruining this arranged marriage. My daughter is betrothed to your prince and, needless to say, he should be happy with her. You must fix this at once for I fear this will decorate him as a rebellious child not fit to wed my beloved Lucille.

Forever Watching,

Her Majesty Layla Heartfilia

“Ugh my mother is the worst.” Lucy says as she sits with Natsu, she was in her usual peasant dress with a long black cloak that hid her features. It was the best and only way for her to break free from her castle and meet with her childhood friend. Natsu and Lucy frequently snuck out at midnight and met in the dark woods separating her castle from his, the forest stretched for miles and they found themselves perfectly alone.

“What did she do?” The prince asks as he leans back a little on their make shift bench. The bench was just fallen trees that the two had put against each other so they had somewhere to sit.

“She has me betrothed to this prince from God-knows-where. What ever happened to true love? To finding that one person who means the world to you? It really is just for the money as well, you see our kingdom needs gold and this other kingdom needs ships so an arranged marriage will cement the alliance.”

Natsu frowns, contemplating what he’s been told. Lucy was his everything, she was the only one he genuinely cared for. In fact, he was willing to risk himself by sneaking out every night. The young prince lets out a sigh, of course she was betrothed. She was beautiful, intelligent, and kind; any man lucky enough to meet her would ask for her hand. His childhood friend, his morning star, Lucy Heartfilia.

“My father is up to something as well.” He remarks, looking up to the stars. Natsu loved watching them with her, to hear Lucy tell him the stories of each zodiac and point out the constellations. It had become his favorite past time but it looks as though fate has taken that from him as well. “Of course, he tells me nothing so I have no idea. I hate that he always keeps me in the dark, and he never explains anything until last minute.”

Lucy just sighs defeatedly, “Looks like both our parents are flawed.”

“Yeah.”

There’s a moment of silence as the two friends contemplate their fate. It just wasn’t fair, why couldn’t they be together? Why did they have to be torn apart?

“You know, even the stars that appear close to each other are far apart.” Lucy speaks softly, “And yet they shine so brightly that the light covers the distance.”

Natsu pulls her into a side hug, letting her lean against him.

“I love you Lucy. I don’t care who you’re married to, I still love you.”


“Then let’s run away.” She suddenly asks. “You and me, far away from both our parents.”

“You can’t really mean that? We have friends Lucy, family even if they are a little messed up.”

“I hate my life: the dresses and jewels, the men with their sinister intentions. No life of my own, everything planned from the moment I was born.”

He closes his eyes, Natsu hated when she spoke like this. He knew how desperately she wanted to runaway and honestly he did to. Both yearned for the chance to take their future into their own hands. But was running away really the only exit?

“I’ve always felt free when I’m with you. But once I’m married I won’t see you again.”

“D-don’t say that. We can still see each other.”

“It’s not the same!”, Lucy abruptly shoves him away and glares at him with tear stained eyes, “I love you
Natsu! I don’t want to be married off to some freak! I won’t! I refuse!”

That decided it, they can’t let this marriage happen.

“Then let’s run away.” He was tired of this, Natsu wanted to be with Lucy openly not in secret. “Tomorrow night we’ll meet up here and go.”

He still wanted to say goodbye, even if Igneel was unfair in all accounts he was still Natsu’s father. Lucy nods, more confident then ever. “Let’s do this.”

What neither of them realized was that waiting for tomorrow was their greatest mistake.


“Father what are you doing!?”

Natsu slams against the prison door, rage filling his heart as tears spill out. The frustration and sorrow that he wouldn’t see Lucy tonight was to much.

“This is for your own good son. I need you to form an alliance and I can’t have you sneaking out.”

“Y-you don’t mean-”

“You are to be married in five days,” Igneel says matter-of-factly, “And until then you will be kept here.”

“YOU CAN’T DO THIS!”

Lucy, he had to get to Lucy.

“It’s for the best Natsu, I’m doing this to better our kingdom.”

“No…I won’t do it.”

Igneel just frowns in disappointment, his son was always rebelling against him. “You can and you will.”

With that his majesty leaves, shutting the door and leaving Natsu in the dark.

“I hate you….I hate you, I hate you, I hate you.” Natsu repeats over and over again.

Lucy….I’m so sorry.

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It was the fifth day and a very grim Natsu was being dressed to see his ‘beloved’ wife. The suit was to tight, the collar suffocating, the badges jabbing him. He grits his teeth, clenching his fists.

“Just hurry up!” He barks at the servants causing them to scurry around like rats.

Once ready Natsu was lead out to the throne room, a soldier on either side to keep him from running away. His father was speaking casually to a woman and her daughter. The woman smiles when Natsu arrives and the young girl stays very still. She was in a grand wedding dress with a veil covering her face. He had no idea who she was or what she looked like but Natsu hated her anyway.

Lucy, I belong with Lucy.

“Don’t be shy son. Come here and greet your wife.”

“Thank you for coming.” Natsu is now standing in front of his 'wife’ who seems to be in the same discomfort he’s in.

“Don’t you want to see her?” Igneel suggests patting Natsu’s back in a silent command.

The young prince glares at his father before turning back to the princess to remove her veil. The moment their eyes meet Natsu smiles. The one and only Lucy Heartfilia stood before him, smiling just as brightly as he was.

“Hello.”

Killer Mike (of Run the Jewels) is on a roll. He recently took to Facebook to stand in solidarity with women in the music industry who have accused his former publicist Heathcliff Berru of sexual assault. 

It’s not just that he’s standing in solidarity with women that makes this exciting. It’s his encouragement for more men to join him in holding other men accountable for their actions. 

Hell. Yes. 

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