art-of-swords:

Late Anglo-Saxon Sword 

  • Dated: AD 875
  • Found: 1874 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England

An iron sword fragment and hilt were found near Abingdon in Oxfordshire in 1874. The decoration on the sword hilt indicates this was a high status weapon dating from around AD 875. The style of the guards and pommel (Peterson style L) also suggest the sword dates from the late 9th to 10th century.

The sword hilt forms one of the most important examples of the late Anglo-Saxon silversmith’s art. The hilt is decorated with six silver engraved mounts; the engraved ornament on the mounts is in the Trewhiddle style - named after finds made at Trewhiddle, Cornwall. This style combines engraving and inlay with niello (black sulphide of silver).

The upper and lower guards are curved and contain various interlaced designs, including birds, animal and human figures, and foliate patterns. The figures on the upper guard have been identified as the four symbols of the evangelists.

The style of leaf used next to the figure of the eagle on the upper guard has also been identified on early tenth century embroideries from Durham, on the back of the Alfred Jewel and a number of other objects dating to this period.

The pommel incorporates two outward-looking animal heads, with protruding ears and round eyes and nostrils, now fragmentary. The lower portion of the iron blade is missing, however X-rays of the sword show that the blade is pattern welded.

The sword was acquired by Sir John Evans and presented to the Ashmolean in 1890. It is on display in the ‘England 400-1600’ gallery on the second floor.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Ashmolean Museum

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"Have you got a moment, Victoria?"

spadekeeperwitch:

"Yes Fang, what is it?"
"Victoria who is this?"

"Dad, this is Fang my fiance. I told you about him over dinner. Remember?"

"Oh yeahhh.."

"I’ve misplaced my coat and wanted to ask if you’ve seen it…  Security blanket sort of thing, y’know?"

"I’ll probably be okay without it, though…"  Fang glances at Reaper’s father. "Should I be introduced?"

» Send ‘Kissed’

cittamemes:

and I’ll generate a number from 1 to 45 to determine where your muse has kissed mine and how my muse reacts!

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gobblewonky:

Exit, pursued by a bear.

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the-snowflake-owl:

friendly reminder that it’s okay to cry

i don’t care what happened, if a fictional character got hurt, or if an actor died, or if one of your friends made a ‘joke’ that hurt you, or you’re just having a shitty day, or even for no reason at all

it is always okay to cry

Its okay to cry, woman or man, adult or child. Its okay, let it flow. uvu

every rper ever: i have to reply to this but i don't know how to reply to this

nonfattmocca:

corabael:

madlori:

ingonyama70:

crotchkat-vantass:

alextsundere:

MINDBLOWN

That

Right there

Is every single book you’ve ever read

That’s it.  This is my next tattoo.

I was thinking “cool” right up until “that right there is every single book you’ve ever read” because wow.

Ñ

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I feel something so right, doing the wrong thing
I feel something so wrong, doing the right thing

I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie
everything that kills me make me feel so  a l i v e

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calculatingvictor:

jennj80-chrishemsworth:

drwholvr:

101st-analborne:

fallbeil:

mugenstyle:

eccecorinna:

wrathofprawn:

for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.

their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever

pilots (◡‿◡✿) 

girl pilots (◕◕✿)

girl pilots killing nazis ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* \(◕◕✿)/ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

But, remember, women never did anything in history.

I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always

so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props

That made me feel like I was going to die just reading about it. dear lord.

Sabaton made a song about them;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-16NwCtZv_Q

chryswatchesgot:

Chrys Watches GoT [x]

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khaleesi-of-dreams:

Well that explains a lot

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idle-handss:

People who notice everything but remain silent are to be feared.

ಠ_ಠ

spadekeeperwitch:

Send me ಠ_ಠ to know an inappropriate thought my muse has had about yours.

R: "I wonder what you were look like wearing lingerie?"

G: "What’s the easy and most painful way to rip your arm off if you ever hurt my daughter?"

"Both of you are getting an ‘I don’t know’…  I don’t have the confidence to pull off lingerie, and I would never even dream of hurting your daughter."

When Fang was recruited by the Crusaders, he somehow got the understanding that the American South was literally Hell.

About a week later, he had to explain why he assaulted one of his fellow recruits.

It took 2 hours to explain that “he said he came from Texas” is not a valid reason to stab someone.

» Masterlist of Memes

xtylerlockwood:

Symbols

  • ☹ My muse is visiting your muse on their death bed
  • ♫ A drabble about our muses inspired by the next song that comes on shuffle
  • ☻ A drabble of our muses on their wedding day
  • ☺ my muse trying to piss yours off
  • ت our muses running into each other after not seeing each other for several years
  • ヅ for a situation that got both our muses arrested
  • シ my muse walks in on your naked
  • Ü your muse walks in on my muse naked
  • ϡ a goodbye letter from my muse to yours
  • ♥ you muse suprises my muse with a kiss
  • ۵ my muse kisses yours to shut them up
  • ღ a forehead kiss from my muse
  • 웃 my muse torturing yours for information
  • 유 my muse trying to seduce information from your muse
  • ♈ a holiday drabble featuring our muses
  • ♉ our muses are together when they get ambushed
  • ≑ my muse wakes up in your muse’s body
  • ?  my muse will ask your muse a question they always wanted to ask
  • + my muse has died and your muse is included in their will
  • ◈ my muse’s reaction to finding your muse beaten and bruised 
  • ♊ my muse will do something stupid to impress your muse
  • ✃ your muse visiting mine in the psych ward
  • ♋ my muse visiting yours in the psych ward
  • ❅ my muse rescues yours
  • ✪ my muse seeing the ghost of your muse
  • ● my muse’s turn offs
  • ○ my muse’s turn ons
  • △ our muse’s get in a playful wrestling match
  • ⍢ my muse gives yours a hickey
  • ✧ our muses having dinner together
  • ☎ my muse drunk dials your muse
  • ✈ our muses on a flight together
  • ☼ my muse giving yours a massage
  • ♡ my muse flirts with your mue
  • ☣ your muse visiting my muse in prison
  • ♌ your muse visiting mine in prison
  • X my muse doesn’t remember anything from the night before. They have blood on their hands, and your muse is beaten at their feet.
  • ☁ our muses are trapped in a fire together
  • 〰 our muses are at the beach together
  • ❢ my muse has lost their memory, and at the sight of your muse starts to remember things
  • ✑ my muses daily routine
  • ❂ a new years eve memory from my muse
  • ✬ our muses share a new years eve kiss
  • ✆ your muses name, ringtone, and icon in the muse’s phone
  • ◙ a christmas gift from my muse
  • ♍ a sexual story from my muse
  • ₩ our muses are caught in a thunder storm together
  • ❊  a regret my muse has about your muse
  • ♎ your muse tracing one of my muse’s scars
  • ♏ my muse tracing a scar of your muse’s
  • ♐ my muse hearing your muse scream
  • ♑ our muses go out for coffee together
  • ♒ my muse visit’s your muse’s grave
  •  my muse injures your muse
  •  your muse injures my muse
  • ☩ a dream my muse has about your muse
  • ☨ my muse searching for your muse
  • ☦ my muse trying to cheer up your muse
  • ✞ my muse taking care of a your muse while their sick
  • ✛ my muse trying to calm your muse down
  • ✜ my muse trying to get your muse to recover from amnesia
  • ✝ a confession from my muse to yours
  • ✙ our muses shopping together
  • ✠ our muses watching the stars together
  • « a past memory with our muses
  • » a daydream my muse has about yours
  • ✐ a mistletoe kiss
  • ✎ our muses going to a costume ball together
  • ✏ our muses are evil and out reaking havoc together
  • ♔ a kiss on the cheek
  • ♕ a kiss on the palms
  • ♖ a kiss on the back of the hand
  • ♗ a kiss on the nose
  • ♘ a kiss on the eyelids
  • ♙ a kiss on a bruise

Sentence Memes

  • "You belong to me"
  • "I found you"
  • "I’m in jail"
  • "You make me so hot"
  • "I have to leave"
  • "Please don’t leave"
  • "And what about our parents?"
  • "Who did this to you?"
  • "You shouldn’t have done that"
  • "What happened last night"
  • "We never tell anyone about this"
  • "So, you want to play games?"
  • "Does that require pants?"
  • "Lets just have a lazy day"
  • "Then go kill the bitch"
  • "I’m pregnant"
  • "You broke me"
  • "Don’t touch me"
  • "You can’t fix this"
  • "There’s nowhere we can hide"
  • "I’m not listening"
  • "Who do you think you are?"
  • "I don’t need you here."
  • "Did I fall asleep?"
  • "A little evil goes a long, long way."
  • "I will not die."
  • "I don’t care."
  • "I have no regrets."
  • "I feel numb."
  • "All monsters are human."
  • "You look beautiful, but you don’t look fine."
  • "You look beautiful, but you don’t look fine."”
  • "How many time have I told you to be more careful?"
  • "Let’s get you to bed."
  • "I can’t even look at you, you promised not to get into any more fights!"
  • "Are you crazy?”
  • "Do you trust me?"
  • "How did you escape?"
  • "Is that blood behind your ear?"
  • "Take. This. Off. "
  • "What’s in it for me?"
  • "What’s in it for you?"
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