King Xerxes was king of Persia from 486-465 BC. His wife was Queen Amestris. King Xexes was murdered by Artabanus, who then gave the position of power to his seven sons. According to Aristotle, Artabanus was then killed by Artaxerxes, son of Xerxes and Amestris.

This draws interesting parallels to FMA, where the country of Xerxes was destroyed by Father. Father then created the seven homunculi, and gave the highest position of power in the country to one of his sons, and the other homunculi watched over the Amestrian cities.

It is fitting, that Father, like Artabanus, was killed by Edward Elric, with a mother from Amestris, and a father from Xerxes. Like Artaxerxes, Ed avenged the Xerxesian people by dealing the final blow on Father.

marthajefferson:

magictransistor:

Harry Clarke, Descent into the maelstrom (…into the howling phlegethon below); Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination, 1919.

favorite movies

↳ Ladyhawke (1985)

i’m not ready for this exam, despite all the studying i have done.

i’m better at editing style, not grammar oh gods may i survive tomorrow.

chronicslacker:

The Seven Bells

You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I’m asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know this - they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people… better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin’. I aim to misbehave.

zohbugg:

asylum-art:

Dripping of sculptures by Adrien Coroller

Adrien COROLLER is an artist who likes to play with wood and its aspects to contradict the physical characteristics.
He made 2011 a series of sculptures called Heartwood, the heartwood is the internal part of the wood, corresponding to the increase in the oldest areas formed, no longer contain living cells. Also called “heart wood” or “heartwood”, it is a hard wood, compact, dense, dry rot.
This is in contradiction with all these qualities and fun that the artist gives us the impression that his wooden frames are melting as if they were made of chocolate.

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction."
Pablo Picasso

THIS IS CARVED WOOD HOLY SHIT

HOW DO YOU EVEN