the triumph of work

Question: Why does life have to feel like such a struggle at times? Answer: Because without the struggle, the triumphs wouldn’t taste as sweet.
—  Connor Franta, A Work in Progress
Imagine one lost boy argumenting that you like him, and Peter replies with...

“Well, here’s my point of view.” He said, not knowing you stood in ear-reach. “Y/N, chooses for herself, and unless she has said that she likes you, she doesn’t. For a fact, she has been in my tent at night… and I don’t know… the rest is private.” The lost boys all gawped while Peter just smirked. “I suggest you get back to work.” He grinned in triumph and you stepped out of the clearing with a smile.

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Obsessing over my work outfit today!  I’ve had this top for a while and I’ve never worn it before because it showed too much!  But today I felt I could pull it off!

Super proud of myself because my boy wanted junk for dinner and I stayed strong and convinced him to have meal prep with me instead!  And turns out I must be a little bit serious about this at the moment because there were cakes put out at work and I didn’t even go and check them out.  When someone asked me if I knew what was there I surprised myself because I’d actually forgotten all about them.  Normally I would dwell and obsess until I ate them!  Winning!


My illustration of the legendary Triumph TR6 is done ✔
This original piece is available for purchase.
Watercolor on paper 32 X 41 cm.
The illustration will be signed and shipped in a board backed envelope.

Email me at contact[at]sophievarela[dot]com for close up pics and price. 

anonymous asked:

I'm a woman-aligned nonbinary lesbian artist and I spend a lot of time feeling like I'll never find a steady partner but you and Bee's love is so heartwarming and inspirational that I always feel uplifted when I remember you two. Thank you for being visible and truthful about your love, difficulties, work, and triumphs. You're the best and I look up to both of you individually and together 🏳️‍🌈❤💛💚💙💜

Honestly we’re the ones who should thank everyone online because you guys give us an outlet to be open and proud of our relationship. We came out online first and it continues to be one of the only places we feel truly safe to celebrate our love for each other, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I’m sure you’ll find someone someday who makes you happy, take good care of yourself for the day they meet you!

Biker with Winged Victory, May 7, 2016. Photo by S. Luciano. Courtesy of Tevereterno.

Extending along the Tiber River in Rome, William Kentridge’s Triumphs and Laments is a procession of figures — some more than 30 feet high — depicting historical scenes of war, love, oppression, and resilience. 

Supported by hundreds of Kickstarter backers, local non-profit Tevereterno turned the artist’s charcoal drawings into massive stencils, which were applied to the tarnished walls of the river embankment and then pressure-washed to reveal a series of silhouettes. Over time, the stone surface will return to its natural color, and Triumphs and Laments will slowly fade away.

Learn more about this work — and other powerful art projects brought to life on Kickstarter — at

William Kentridge in his studio. Photo by Kristin Jones. Courtesy of Tevereterno.

View from across the Tiber, April 12, 2016. Photo by S. Luciano. Courtesy of Tevereterno.

You should have seen it, Cayde… I know how much finding the Vault meant to you. 

One of these days we’ll get you out of the tower and have some real fun.


So my head-canon is that because Cayde is stuck in the tower like a sassy, pretty pretty princess, he lives vicariously through his hunter kids and their triumphs.

And Laila usually stops by at the end of her work day to tell him stories and lift his spirits. They’ve become quite good friends over the years. 

The first stage is when you totally believe in witchcraft. The second is when you realize it’s a complete lot of rubbish. The third is when you realize that it’s a complete lot of rubbish; but that somehow it also seems to work.
—  “The Triumph of the Moon” by Ronald Hutton

The Seduction of Mairon

“While Morgoth still stood, Sauron did not seek his own supremacy, but worked and schemed for another, desiring the triumph of Melkor, whom in the beginning he had adored.”

A fan piece for my favorite beings in the Tolkien universe. The Valar Melkor seduces the Maiar Mairon (The Admirable), one of the great craftsmen of the household of Aulë. A being that loved order and coordination, Mairon was attracted to the power and masterful planning of Melkor and so fell to his influence in complete devotion as Sauron. Perhaps one of the most tragic and beautiful of all relations in the Silmarillion.

Sauron became his master’s most devoted and capable servant and gave his all for Melkor’s triumph. He became Melkor’s chief lieutenant above all others in his service. Sauron was cunning and strong and became a master of illusions and shapeshifting in the First Age.

Behind Melkor and Mairon stands the image of the monstrous wolf-like form that Sauron assumed when he believe he was destined to defeat Huan the Wolfhound.