Mariya Martell, the Princess of Dorne, was an old woman during the War of Conquest—called ”The Yellow Toad of Dorne” by Argilac Durrendon, the Storm King. When Aegon Targaryen came with his dragons, Mariya promised the might of Dorne if she would be delivered the fall of the House of Durrendon—sword and steed, bearing the sun and spear of her house—yet she refused to bend the knee. She offered only her allegiance, and no more. The Targaryens wanted absolute surrender. Rhaenys, Aegon’s sister-queen, led the invasion of Dorne. Masters of their land, the Dornishmen retaliated with petty skirmishes that plagued the Targaryen army, only to retreat, hide, and attack anew when they found the opportunity. Their enemies elusive, Rhaenys finally flew to Sunspear on her dragon Meraxes, and there demanded the princess’ surrender. She refused. Rhaenys promised to return, to destroy them with fire and blood. Unbowed, unbent, unbroken, said the princess, and since then Dorne had remained free and independent of the Iron Throne.
(with Lea Seydoux as Rhaenys Targaryen)
When you make a new best friend
Sophie Turner for Tatler UK (April 2014)
New York City Ballet in Balanchine’s Serenade
Les Mis Across History: the ENCORE
Hello all! Due to the overwhelming amount of participation in the Les Mis Historical AU Fest last year and the enthusiasm for a reprisal within the current fandom, we’ve decided to bring it back! All forms of art work are valid; cosplay, poetry, prose - however you’d like to be involved. At the end of the week all works located within the official tag 'Les Mis Across History' will be gathered into a masterpost for all to see and enjoy.
The fest will take place from March 16th through the 22nd. We encourage you to continue posting in the tag even after the week ends, because, well, what’s not to love about exploring reoccurring themes throughout humanity’s history with much beloved characters?
Rules as taken from the original LMAH post:
The only restrictions that are going to be in place are no modern* AUs and no works set in the canonical era - there are so many other possibilities and we see both of those frequently enough that it’d be nice to get some fresh air into the fanworks. That aside, any are welcome!
((* modern used in this sense refers only to the current modern AUs that are prevalent in the fandom right now and do not disclude any works that take place in decades such as the ’20s, ’50s, ’80s, etc; only those in very recent or current history))
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to send an ask my way or to maedhrys - we look forward to seeing everyone’s contributions!
a character i like: aw cutie
a lady character i really like: beautiful princess baby child of my heart
a dude character i really like: fuckin nerdlord
The Musketeers - BBC 2014
“Brothers, he who dies here dies in the radiance of the future, and we are entering a tomb all flooded with the dawn.” - Victor Hugo; Les Misérables
“I’d like a drink. I desire to forget life. Life is a hideous invention by somebody I don’t know. It doesn’t last, and it’s good for nothing. You break your neck simply living.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
1/9 Buildings/Places » The Bradbury Building
The Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles, California. Built in 1893, the building was commissioned by LA mining millionaire Lewis L. Bradbury and designed by local draftsman George Wyman.
It is located at 304 South Broadway and 3rd Street, and has been the site of many movie and television shoots, rock videos, and works of fiction. [X] [X]