remember in 1986 when Ronald Reagan got cucked by the Iran-Contra scandal in which the Reagan administration was caught illegally selling arms to Iran (who the USA had heavily embargoed after the 1979 Iranian revolution which overthrew the American puppet leader Mohammad Reza Pahlavi) and funding the violent anti-communist Nicaraguan Contras who carried out more than 1300 terrorist attacks and raped and murdered thousands of innocent civilians and when Reagan was finally outed he was like “oh lol I was senile I don’t remember that I have Alzheimer’s now idk what happened lmao”
“In every culture you have cultural icons, like Shakespeare in Britain. Farrokhzad was like that for contemporary Iran, someone who formed the identity of our contemporariness,” Jami added. “She wrote in a simple and intimate way. She was not fake, nor was her poetry … She was the last prophet of truth-telling that our country has seen.”
Mohammad Reza Shafiei Kadkani, Iran’s most famous living poet, told the Guardian from Tehran that she was “truly modern”, without talking about modernism directly in her poetry. “She was very natural. She was the epitome of a real poet in her own time,” he said. “She had no masks, that’s why today we still read her, and in future we will read her, too.”
Iranian photographer Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji captures the ceilings of churches and different buildings in Iran. The images feel like they could be out of a kaleidoscopic with all the colours and oriental mosaics.
Maserati 5000 GT, 1959. The first 5000 GT, called the Shah of Persia, commissioned by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi who wanted Maserati’s 5 litre engine fitted to their 3500GT chassis. Two identical cars were build by by Carrozzeria Touring, other 5000 GTs were built by Carrozzeria Allemano, Bertone, Pininfarina, Ghia, and other coachbuilders but only 32 were made in total
Okay, so accounts of elvish skin coloring are ambiguous as best, and conflicting at worst, so I say imagine the elves however you’d like. Which brings us to my personal headcanon that the Noldor have a more Mediterranean/Middle Eastern look to them (whereas I picture the Vanyar as European/white, and the Teleri/Sindar as East Asian.) Anyway, just providing context for my fancast of selected Noldorin characters from the Silmarillion:
Feanor: Alexander Siddig
Finarfin: Oded Fehr
Fingolfin: Amr Waked
Maedhros: Sammy Sheik
Finrod: Rami Melek
Maglor: Luke Pasqualino
Fingon: Firass Dirani
Aredhel: Odeya Rush
Turgon: Mohammad Reza Golzar
I know that some of the hair colors don’t match. And I also know that I’ve done previous fancasts with Feanor and Aredhel as white actors, but whatever I like this better.