I Am Destitute...

samheughan:

H I C   S U N T   D R A C O N E S | (cover art by Val) ; over four hours of epic music to accompany you as you read or write that beloved fantasy novel… for each hero(ine) must embark on their own quest to new realms in order to discover who they truly are…  

“Long ago I yearned to be a hero without knowing, in truth, what a hero was. Now, perhaps, I understand it a little better. A grower of turnips or a shaper of clay, a Commot farmer or a king - every person is a hero if they strives more for others than for themselves alone.

Once you told me that the seeking counts more than the finding. So, too, must the striving count more than the gain.”…”

listen.

(via boromirs)

andreva:

Details from paintings - Marie-Antoinette dresses

Marie-Antoinette (1755 – 1793), born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. Initially charmed by her personality and beauty, the French people generally came to dislike her, accusing her of being profligate, promiscuous, and of harboring sympathies for France’s enemies. Marie Antoinette earned the nickname of “Madame Déficit” in the summer of 1787 as a result of the public perception that she had singlehandedly ruined the finances of the nation. Eight months after her husband’s execution, Marie Antoinette was herself tried, convicted by the Convention for treason to the principles of the revolution, and executed by guillotine.

(via lilith-et-adalia)

the-library-and-step-on-it:

MY HOME LIBRARY:

My favourite biography (as requested by perhapsican).

What I love about this book is that it is not a biography of one person, but of a group of people who have influenced each other’s lives, showing how they’re interlinked like “a web of mingled yarn” (as Keats put it).