Hachi was born Komatsu Nana, the middle daughter of three, on November 30, 1980. Her 7th birthday was celebrated with her family in her hometown, smiling and laughing. Her 21st birthday was celebrated among her friends in Tokyo, smiling and laughing.
Today, her 36th birthday is hopefully being celebrated with her own family and old friends, smiling and laughing.
Cabinet Photo, Ella Ewing, “The Missourig Giantess”
“Ella Ewing was born in La Grange, Missouri, the only child of Benjamin F. and Anna Eliza (Herring) Ewing. While a toddler, Ella’s family moved to the small Scotland County community of Rainbow, southeast of Gorin, Missouri. She was of normal size while a baby and young child, with the first signs of any abnormality appearing shortly after her seventh birthday. At age fourteen she towered over not only other children but her parents and other adults, measuring 6 feet 10 inches. The people of the Rainbow and Gorin area were used to her fast growth and met it with compassion, however in 1885 Ella learned that would not always be the case in the world at large. Asked to read the Declaration of Independence at a July 4 celebration in Wyaconda, Missouri, Ella was met with shocked gasps, snickers and laughter when she stood to read. Led away in tears, the incident would have a profound effect on her life.
Ewing’s maximum height is a matter of dispute, but in several accounts she was claimed to be over eight feet tall. Her mother’s journal indicated that Ella’s growth finally stopped when she was age twenty-two, at 8 feet, 4 inches tall. However, this is not well documented, and as such she is not mentioned in Guinness World Records. The Guinness Book of Records has stated she measured 7 feet 4 and a half inches tall, and may have reached 8 feet 4 inches by the time she died. As typical of many people afflicted with pituitary gigantism Ella’s arms were very long, with her hands and feet exceptionally big. She wore a custom-made size 24 US shoe and often wore multiple rings on her fingers to mask their unusual length.”
The first child will be a king.
The second child a pauper.
The third will do an evil thing.
The fourth will die to stop her.
The fifth will be a hero bold.
The sixth will judge the rest.
The seventh lives to ages old, and is by heaven blessed
Remus held the cup firmly in his hand as he finished it. He had lost track of how many drinks he had, but he knew it was more than he should have consumed. The Gyffindor common room was crowded as they had just beat Slytherin in a nail-biter of a Quidditch game. He had agreed to go to the party reluctantly, but he was actually having a good time. Smiling, he waved to the person in front of him, bobbing his head to the music and slowing down his crazy dance moves.
Rage and sorrow are seated in my heart, so firmly that I scarce dare stay alive. It seems God wishes to support the Turks to our loss… ah, Lord God…
They will make a mosque of holy Mary’s convent, and since the theft pleases her Son, Who should weep at this, we are forced to comply as well…
Anyone who wishes to fight the Turks is mad, for Jesus Christ fights them no longer.
A Templar poet lamenting the disastrous Seventh Crusade. The Crusades had always been framed as a holy pilgrimage, one endorsed and supported by God. However, this idea of divine support had been shattered after the Seventh Crusade ended in complete failure.
From then on, it was openly discussed and written that God had turned his back on the Christian world out of his displeasure with the Holy Wars, and that the Latin Kingdoms in the East were doomed to perish.
Cited from The Knights Templar, by Stephen Howarth.
It has so much potential. You got Sam’s crazy amount of kids, you got freaking Durin VII popping up and taking back Moria like a boss. You got Harad and Gondor at peace. You have Eldarion, son of Aragorn and Arwen, and his, as said in the appendices, “several unnamed sisters” (OC fodder), you got Elbow Moron…I mean, Elboron, the son of Eowyn and Faramir. And who can forget Faramir the Hobbit?
You got Gimli pimping out the caves of Helm’s Deep into Awesome Dwarf Central aka Aglarond, and mining mithril in Moria with the biggest devil-may-care attitude in the world.
You got Treebeard pimping out Saruman’s Tower into the Treegarth of Orthanc.
You got Legolas pimping out Ithilien into Pretty Place Party Town.
You have more than half the cast in Domestic AUs just sitting there waiting to be written, WHY ISN’T THERE MORE STUFF?!
happy twenty sixth / twenty seventh (in korean age) birthday to jonghyun! the main hashtag being used on twitter in celebration of his birthday is #HappyJonghyunDay. if you have a public twitter acount please tweet with the hashtag to help him trend!