the old strong

messmesstama  asked:

Top five favourite quotes?

oooh… i have a lot (that i can’t think of) but off the top of my head:

  1. “Love is the bane of honor, the death of duty. What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms … or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.” — George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
  2. “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  3. “Do I contradict myself?
    Very well then I contradict myself,
    (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” — Walt Whitman
  4. “You think women are weak? Women are forged of iron. My body, it has bled and blazed and broken, and yet it beats on. I am iron. A little rusted, perhaps, but still I endure.“ [x]
  5. “I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something. That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.” — The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers

The Hana High Class of 2007 is having a reunion… Old friends, old enemies, and old lovers are bound to meet again. Will old friendships hold up, old grudges holding strong, or will new relationships blossom? Only time will tell as everyone is brought together again for the first time in 10 years all in one place.

*This verse crosses with the verses Band of Thieves,  Fear of 13, Wanderlust, and Wicked Games.

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K U W E N T I S T A


WANDERING FLAME

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”

Savea still in frame despite Ioane showing

Much like the All Blacks’ midfield pairing and loose forward trio, it appears coach Steve Hansen’s back-three choice for Test matches has become a horses-for-courses proposition.

Despite Julian Savea’s near-permanent spot on the All Blacks’ left edge since 2012, he was overlooked for the first British and Irish Lions Test on Saturday.

In his place stood Rieko Ioane, chosen specifically by Hansen for his blistering pace - correctly in hindsight, given his two tries in a 30-15 win.

The 20-year-old Ioane’s strong performance has forced some to question the Test future of the rampaging Savea, who has 46 tries in 53 matches and is the closest thing the All Blacks have found to a second Jonah Lomu.

Hansen insisted that was an especially short-sighted view, given the 26-year-old’s youth and finishing pedigree, and that “The Bus” was nowhere near finished.

It was simply a case of needing Ioane’s pace more than Savea’s power on Saturday to combat the Lions’ rapid defensive line speed.

The case was the same for fellow winger Waisake Naholo.

“Here’s a guy who’s on 46 tries and been an outstanding player, in great physical nick, but we decided to go in a different direction because we wanted Rieko’s pace and we got rewarded for that,” Hansen said.

“It comes down to what combinations we want, but we wouldn’t be frightened of putting him in the (starting) XV.

"It’s not that we don’t know he’s a good rugby player.”

Given his omission from Saturday’s side, Savea will head back to Wellington to play for the Hurricanes against the mid-week Lions on Tuesday - indicating he’ll also miss selection for next weekend’s second Test.

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said Savea would have plenty to prove in the Cake Tin, along with fellow Test ring-ins Jordie Barrett, Ngani Laumape and Vaea Fifita.

Hansen tended to agree, and encouraged Savea to embrace the chance to play the tourists and remind everyone of his abilities.

“Every time you play is an opportunity to say, hey, look at me,” Hansen said.

Portugal dominate winless All Whites

New Zealand’s Confederation Cup is over, the All Whites finishing winless and bottom of their group after being outplayed 4-0 by Portugal in St Petersburg.

The world No.8 side were a class above the hard-working Kiwis, nailing two goals in each quarter in an emphatic display which leaves them top of Group A ahead of Mexico.

Russia are third with three points, with the winless All Whites fourth and last.

Portugal dominated all aspects of play early on Sunday (AEST), firing in 22 attempts on goal with 12 on target and earning 12 corners to New Zealand’s one.

But they were slow to start and the match remained goalless until the 33rd minute, when Tommy Smith was judged to have brought down Danilo and Cristiano Ronaldo duly converted from the penalty spot.

Bernardo Silva doubled the score four minutes later after clever work by Ricardo Quaresma out wide put Eliseu into space.

The 33-year-old defender made a strong run to byline, pulling back for Bernardo Silvo’s clinical finish.

New Zealand created a few more chances in the second half, their best coming as the hour mark approached.

Marco Rojas made a strong run through the middle, slipping the pass to Doyle in space down the left.

Skipper Chris Wood threw himself at the left back’s cross at the far post but Portuguese keeper Rui Patricio was on hand to clear off the line.

All Whites keeper Stefan Marinovic was kept busy with a string of fine saves, including a superb reflex stop off a Ronaldo header.

But he had no chance against Andre Silva, who blasted home from close range in the 80th minute, perfectly set up after Quaresma muscled Tom Doyle off the ball in midfield.

Nani completed the All Whites misery with a blistering left foot finish in the 91st minute, although Shane Smeltz and Kosta Barbarouses combined in a neat exchange soon after but lacked the quality finish.

Portugal dominate winless All Whites

New Zealand’s Confederation Cup is over, the All Whites finishing winless and bottom of their group after being outplayed 4-0 by Portugal in St Petersburg.

The world No.8 side were a class above the hard-working Kiwis, nailing two goals in each quarter in an emphatic display which leaves them top of Group A ahead of Mexico.

Russia are third with three points, with the winless All Whites fourth and last.

Portugal dominated all aspects of play early on Sunday (NZT), firing in 22 attempts on goal with 12 on target and earning 12 corners to New Zealand’s one.

But they were slow to start, and the match remained goalless until the 33rd minute, when Tommy Smith was judged to have brought down Danilo and Cristiano Ronaldo duly converted from the penalty spot.

Bernardo Silva doubled the score four minutes later after clever work by Ricardo Quaresma out wide put Eliseu into space.

The 33-year-old defender made a strong run to byline, pulling back for Bernardo Silvo’s clinical finish.

New Zealand created a few more chances in the second half, their best coming as the hour mark approached.

Marco Rojas made a strong run through the middle, slipping the pass to Doyle in space down the left.

Skipper Chris Wood threw himself at the left back’s cross at the far post, but Portuguese keeper Rui Patricio was on hand to clear off the line.

All Whites keeper Stefan Marinovic was kept busy with a string of fine saves, including a superb reflex stop off a Ronaldo header.

But he had no chance against Andre Silva, who blasted home from close range in the 80th minute, perfectly set up after Quaresma muscled Tom Doyle off the ball in midfield.

Nani completed the All Whites misery with a blistering left foot finish in the 91st minute, although Shane Smeltz and Kosta Barbarouses combined in a neat exchange soon after but lacked the quality finish.

Royal Symphony impresses at Flemington

Royal Symphony has made a one-act affair of a late-season juvenile race at Flemington in a performance that has his trainer and jockey excited about the future.

The two-year-old backed up his strong Pakenham debut win in May with an explosive 3-¾-length victory in Saturday’s Gippsland Region Handicap (1400m) after coming from last on the home turn.

The $2.05 favourite was ridden by Dwayne Dunn, whose wife, Amanda, is in the ownership, and the multiple Group One-winning jockey labelled the colt a serious racehorse.

Trainer Tony McEvoy, who trains this season’s Australian Guineas winning-three-year-old Hey Doc, said Royal Symphony “could go all the way”.

“That was explosive,” he said.

Royal Symphony’s ability to accelerate from the back of the field and put his rivals away quickly in the straight “was something special”.

“That’s what a lot of horses lack. The race was over in 100 metres so that’s exciting,” McEvoy said.

“He could go all the way. I would go as far as to say Hey Doc couldn’t do that at that stage of his career and he went on to win the Guineas.”

Royal Symphony settled back under Dunn and was in the clear on the outside turning into the home straight.

He hit the front by the 200m, with Whoomph ($71) also closing from the back to run second while Sully ($16) was another 2-½ lengths away third.

“He was pretty impressive,” Dunn said.

“He’s got that habit where he gets back in the field and he switches off but he’s got that acceleration that just puts them away.”

McEvoy said Royal Symphony would likely contest the Listed Taj Rossi Series Final (1600m) at Flemington in two weeks.

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
—  Aragorn’s verses, The Fellowship of the Ring (chapter 10, “Strider”), JRR Tolkien
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The Greatest Enemy of all Free People

I am your enemy, your nightmare and your destruction.
I hide in unseen places and go about my work silently.
I never sleep and I am everywhere you are.
You can not hide.
I will give you nothing.
I will take everything you have and seek more.
I spare no one.
I respect no color or creed.
My victims are rich and poor, young and old, strong and weak.
I massacre millions each and every generation.
I have destoyed more people than all wars combined.
Children shall know me to their eternal sorrow.
I have brought you great misery by replacing freedom loving government with tyrants.
I played a major role in the downfall of great civilizations.
The prince of darkness alone sends me into your life.
You have been warned of my presence, but you do not care.
Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is APATHY!

Have you been visited by me?

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Black pearl: Apatite, how’s the engine maintenance going?

Apatite: (from inside the engine) Good. She’s a strong old girl.

BP: How long until we can get moving again?

A: An hour at most. Less if someone could hand me that spanner.

(Lemonade pearl rushes over and picks up the tool ready to hand it to Apatite who suddenly emerges from the access hatch.)

L: Eep!

A: S-sorry. Thanks… For the spanner… Have we met? 

L: I’m Lemonade pearl.

A: Mind if I just call you Lemmy? 

L: not at all.

49 years old and still going STRONG!

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What is going on in my head

Scared shitless
That im gonna wreck this shit
And get shitlisted
Not even sure why to be honest
I just really need to try
Try harder to be the good guy
Cant go back to my old ways
Gotta stay strong and look forward to the good days
Ill sit here and hope the good days are worth the bad
This lifes making me a little bit mad
Mad that i cant help those who struggle
Its like im putting together a puzzle
Its missing pieces and im missing pieces of myself
Its delightfully offputting this feeling
Happiness and hope
No longer trying not to do dope

Definitions for prelapsarian:

  1. characteristic of or pertaining to any innocent or carefree period: a prelapsarian youth.
  2. Theology. occurring before the Fall: the prelapsarian innocence of Eden.
  3. supralapsarian.

Manjeet squealed brightly when Annaisha picked her up and whirled her around, just once. Any more than that was always too much. Her little cousin was not so little anymore, now a full ten years old! But Annaisha was strong from lifting and moving books. And she wouldn’t be able to pick up her sweet little Manjeet much longer. She’d be too big, soon!

Annaisha started to put her back on the floor, but Manjeet gripped tightly to Annaisha’s neck, burying her nose in the soft skin there.

“You’ll still visit when I’m big, right?” she asked tremulously. “I mean, I know I’m big now, but… really big. Like a teenager. You’ll still visit?”

Annaisha held Manjeet close and gently ran her fingers through her hair.

“Oh, my little azuki bean,” Annaisha whispered, pressing a kiss to the top of Manjeet’s head. “Of course I will! And do you know know what getting older means?”

Manjeet raised her head, eyes a little watery. Annaisha bent down so they were nose to nose and whispered conspiratorially, “It means you can visit me in Selan, too!”

Manjeet lit up like the clouds passing by to let the sun shine through, her worry and dourness completely forgotten.

“Really?”

Annaisha kissed her forehead.

“Of course, my darling. Of course.”