Because the world is so full of death and horror, I try again and again to console my heart and pick the flowers that grow in the midst of Hell.
Hermann Hesse (via likeafieldmouse)
Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You
Sarah Ockler, Twenty Boy Summer
(Source: , via nethertossed)
((OOC: Jumping on the Gallifreyan bandwagon, here. I don’t even watch Doctor Who, but I think the language looks SO COOL. Here’s Mitta’s code: Honor, Duty, Dignity, Faith, Order, Justice, Loyalty, Courage and Compassion all inside of Freedom. I made this in Jasc PaintShop Pro with the Gallifreyan directions on this site.))
Lilith Saintcrow, Strange Angels
Artifact Type: Ceremonial armor for a child after the French style of about 1580-90
Region: France or United States
Armors were sometimes made for the sons of important nobility. Their use indicated great social standing and wealth, and authentic examples are quite rare. These youths did not go to war, but in being prepared for a military career, were often provided with appropriate equipment. Such armors, which often matched those of the father, would have been worn for festive ceremonies, including mock battles.