the ninth of many

I say I’m over you, but

When I look at the calendar on the ninth of every month, I count how many months we’d be celebrating if everything had been different.

I say I’m over you, but

When I lost my grandfather, I couldn’t let anyone hold me, because all I wanted was you to embrace me and tell me you were there.

I say I’m over you, but

I’ve gone on 7 dates since you left, and I end things every time, because they aren’t enough compared to you.

I say I’m over you, but

If you came back, we all know what I’d do.

I’d do anything for you.

—  excerpt from an unfinished book #44 // i can’t write poetry but i can write about you

anonymous asked:

What do you think of Eight's "Night of The Doctor" outfit, design wise? Personally I think it's a happy medium between the movies and audios. :)

I don’t mind it, though whenever I think of Eight in the Time War I see them wearing the Dark Eyes outfit tbh

and I imagine them regenerating into Nine with it on, and that Doctor sets the jacket aside because it’s so beaten and worn (like its owner), but eventually dons another one because they find the leather on their back a source of comfort, after everything they endured

The life of a person whose sun is in the eighth house revolves around the search for deeper truth in a much darker way than someone whose sun is in the third, ninth, or twelfth house. This is the search for a truth that many people are uncomfortable with. These people may be very good at digging deep or doing research on things that are hard to understand or obscure. These people are very private and quiet, and this house may add a mysteriousness to the individual.


I can feel it; the turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at 1000 miles an hour, and the entire planet is hurtling around the sun at 67,000 miles an hour, and I can feel it. We’re falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world.

The ninth house is a house of philosophy, learning, higher knowledge, writing, publishing, and travel. The ninth house is naturally ruled by Jupiter and Sagittarius. The ninth house is a house of expansion whether it be expansion of the mind or of your soul. The ninth house shows your attitudes and feelings towards new ideas, new cultures, other ways of thinking, and new perspectives. This can show how open minded you are towards all of these different beliefs and how accepting you are of them, as well. This house also rules higher education and how you may approach college or upper level learning after high school. The ninth house rules how you feel about long distance traveling. A well placed ninth house could mean that you can have many traveling experiences, where a difficult planet in the ninth house, such as Saturn, could show some blockages towards not only traveling, but also the areas of the ninth house, such as learning and being open towards new cultures. The ninth house is a house of higher learning which also means spiritual learning. Ninth house deals with the religions and spiritual theories that you may subscribe to or be interested in. The ninth house is finding yourself through an earthly and spiritual journey.

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans today is smaller than when the storm hit, with 110,000 fewer people than the nearly half-million who had lived there. But the city’s recovery is a story that varies with each neighborhood. In some neighborhoods, like the Lower Ninth Ward, many residents never returned. Others, like the French Quarter, have seen many newcomers and now have more households than they did in 2005.

With new residents, a different mix of people now calls the city home than before the storm. Proportionately, the number of whites has risen while the number of black residents has gone down. There are 100,000 fewer black residents in New Orleans than before Katrina. African-Americans now account for less than 60 percent of the population. That’s down from two-thirds.

And that has changed the culture of the city. “You can’t even hear the same dialect that you used to hear,” says Stan Norwood, a barber and leader of a community group in the Freret neighborhood. After spending so much time in Houston after evacuating during Katrina, Norwood says he’s even lost some of the city’s distinctive drawl. “The drag? The New Orleans drag? It’s hard to find,” he says.

Some Moved On, Some Moved In And Made A New New Orleans

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Urartian Bronze Model of a City Wall, from Toprakkale (ancient Rusahinili), eastern Turkey, Late 8th Century BC

This bronze model of a city wall comes from Toprakkale (ancient Rusahinili  “city of (King) Rusa I”) in Urartu, the site of a major temple of the god Haldi. Urartian texts show that Haldi was the principal deity of the Urartian pantheon, always named first in the trinity with Teisheba (storm god) and Shiwini (sun god). The function of the model is not known. It could have been dedicated in the temple to ensure the protection of the city, or presented by a vassal city (as depicted on some Assyrian relief sculpture). Equally it could have been part of a wheeled hearth similar to one found at Nimrud in Assyria. Urartu, centered on Lake Van, was the northern neighbor and rival of the Assyrian empire during the ninth to the seventh centuries BC and adopted many of the artistic traditions of Mesopotamia.

The architectural details on the model provide information about fortifications of this time. They include a double-winged gate that arches at the top; rectangular windows; stepped battlements; and a high, narrow tower. The lower part of the walls and the window frames would have been made of beautifully cut and fitted stone blocks. The upper part of the wall would have been of mud brick and the parapets rested on jutting beams.

The kingdom of Urartu had disappeared before 600 BC, possibly destroyed by raids of horse-borne warriors known to the Greeks as Scythians, associated with the Medes from western Iran. The name survives, however, in that of its highest mountain, Ararat.