The Ruins are everywhere. You sit in the shade of a broken arch. You rest from a jog on a fallen column. The floors of your room are cold, cracked marble mined by slaves in Egypt. Sometimes, you wonder how it got its pinkish tinge. But that is in the past.
The Guides stride about with purpose, repeating stories of the Empire. Their eyes look straight ahead. The tourists’ shoes are ragged.
A cat has approached you on the street. You stroke its soft, thick fur. It purrs. You feel relief. You have seen what happens when they go unsatisfied.
Wherever you go, echoes of the song Nel Blu, Dipinto di Blu follow you ceaselessly. If you are with people, you laugh and sing along. If you are alone, you quicken your step.
The construction workers’ faces are hollow and sunken in. Unearthed Ruins rise above their heads as they dig deeper and deeper. You do not know what they are looking for. They have been digging as long as you can remember.
The ghosts of gladiators drift in and out of the Colosseum. Many take pictures with tourists. Their pay? Not to be discussed.
Visitors look to the stop-lights for their time to cross the street. Inhabitants know. They run.
Come summertime, the city is empty. Plastic bags drift down the streets. The trams stop running. The smell of rotting flesh fills alleyways and sunny squares. The Ruins stretch and grow in the stifling heat. For these months, the city is Theirs.
post TEN characters you’d like to roleplay as, have roleplayed as, and might bring back, then tag ten people to do the same. ( If you can’t think of ten characters, just write down however many you can. )
please repost instead of reblogging.
eilidh nic dhòmhnaill ( scot’land )
beatriu ( cata’lonia ) ( but honestly when was the last time i was active on her lmao )
would like to play:
c u b a ( hopefully starting that blog near summertime??? pls )
any english city tbh
maybe haiti maybe it seems p fun
brittany the forgotten celtic
talking abt celtic, a glasgow would be noice ( they’d be a hipster lets be honest )
“ i feel like i’m on cloud nine. i mean, my album is coming soon, i just released a song that’s already topping the charts, and it’s summertime in the city. what more could i possibly want? besides maybe another bottle of champagne or bouquet of roses, of course ha!”
Concept: summertime in the city, sun is setting in shades of pink and purple, I’m licking an ice cream cone clean- you dream of licking me. Sunshine fades away and the street lights flicker on, smells of fresh fruit and swollen rain drops fill the air, rain pours down hard, refreshing in the sweltering heat
For years, the Kuran family has sat upon the throne of the Nine Kingdoms. The arrival of Princess Yuki’s cousin Kaname is the start of a series of events which will tear her world apart. Alongside the two knights sworn to defend her, Zero Kiryuu and Hanabusa Aidou, and her best friend Sayori Wakaba, Yuki undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear.
Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime city of politics and betrayals, A Tale of Blood and Ire tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of not only the princess, but all the Kingdoms, hangs perilously in the balance.
i’ve created a playlist which will hopefully make you feel happy and cheer you up. a lot of my followers have requested this sort of playlist so that’s kind of why i’ve published this. hope you like it.
Using all the knowledge he had acquired–from his years on the island, from his grudging work for Amanda Waller, and through his Bratva experience–Oliver Queen moved in the shadows, making his way towards a seemingly-deserted warehouse in the Glades.
Tonight, he wasn’t Mayor Oliver Queen, a man dedicated to saving his city and making it strong again. Tonight, he was Oliver Queen, captain of the Solntsevskaya Bratva, ready to defend his territory and prevent the captain known as Kirill the Bloody from moving in. After three preliminary challenges from Kirill’s flunkies, tonight was the faceoff with the man himself.
Luckily, he felt prepared for the challenge that Kiril presented. He was close to the best shape of his life, nearly in the same condition he had been in when he was in Russia. His core was strong and steady, his pecs bigger and more muscled than they had ever been. His stamina and endurance had gotten better. He felt ready.
It was all thanks to the quiet nature of Star City summers. The lack of criminals, despite Damian Darhk’s jailbreak, was something that could be depended upon as much as widespread attacks gripping the city every May. With extra time on his hands, he had been able to focus on his workouts, use them to relieve the stress of being mayor.
And the still-gnawing hole in his heart where his love for Felicity lived.
Oliver pushed aside the thoughts of Felicity as he pushed his hair out of his eyes. Being mayor took up so much time, he hadn’t even had the time for a haircut. And apparently, the longer hair was testing well, so his staff hadn’t bothered him to cut it yet.
If he really thought about what his life was now, he’d get whiplash. Because … here he was, preparing to face off against a dangerous member of organized crime, while his hair was a poll question for the people of Star City.
And now he was at the warehouse, so he had to stop thinking about being mayor, stop thinking about Felicity, stop thinking about anything other than this fight.
(track listings are subject to change as 8tracks occasionally removes tracks and i occasionally add/remove tracks. also i made a ton of changes to Nathaniel’s right after episode 23 came out and haven’t changed it since so please forgive me if it feels like it’s entirely about that)
tracks:Round and Round;Imagine Dragons | New Perspective;Panic! At the Disco | Tonight, Tonight;The Smashing Pumpkins (cover) | Can’t Hold Us;Macklemore and Ryan Lewis | This Is Gospel;Panic! At the Disco | Summertime;My Chemical Romance | Silhouette; Owl City | Stereo Hearts;Gym Class Heroes | Let It Rock;Kevin Rudolf | The Only Hope for Me is You;My Chemical Romance | Homecoming Heroes;The Head and the Heart | Vagabond;Misterwives | Youth;Daughter | Car Radio;twenty one pilots | A Song Dedicated to the Memory of Stormy the Rabbit;Andrew Jackson Jihad | Friends;Lightning Love | Human;Daughter
tracks: Human;The Killers | Horizons;Puscifer | Rainbow Veins;Owl City | Flaws (The Chainsmokers Remix);Bastille | Where the Moss Slowly Grows (cover);Tiger Army | Melectric;Ramona Falls | Five Years’ Time;Noah and the Whale | I Lived;OneRepublic | You And I;Ingrid Michaelson | Best Day of My Life;American Authors | I Bet My Life;Imagine Dragons | Swing Life Away;Rise Against | Vanilla Twilight;Owl City | The End of All Things (acapella cover);Panic! At The Disco
tracks: Jesus of Suburbia;Green Day | Lillian(Violet);The Dear Hunter | Chameleon Boy(cover);Blue October | The Bird and the Worm;The Used | The No Seatbelt Song;Brand New | Paper Scars(cover);Lovedrug | Skulls;Bastille | Paradise;Coldplay | Perfect(cover);Simple Plan | Slipping Husband;The National | The Mute(cover);Radical Face | Flaws;Bastille | This Isn’t The End;Owl City | All These Things That I’ve Done;The Killers | Garden Party;Owl City