The Fall, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Elementary, Baccano, The Hunger Games, Studio Ghibli, Game of Thrones, The Tudors, Pushing Daisies and more
And history and art and etc
Currently reading: A Lesson Before Dying
"No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid."
“ We’ve got one thing that Voldemort doesn’t have: something worth fighting for. ”
"I have something important to say."
The phoenix is a large swan-sized scarlet bird with red and gold plumage, along with a golden beak and talons, black eyes, and a tail as long as a peacock’s. Its scarlet feathers glow faintly in darkness, while its golden tail feathers are hot to the touch. Phoenixes are known for nesting on mountain peaks. They are gentle herbivores and are not known for fighting. As phoenixes approach their Burning Day they resemble a half-plucked turkey. Also, their eyes become dull, their feathers start to fall out, and it begins to make gagging noises. Then the bird suddenly bursts into flames only to rise from the ashes shortly after. In a number of days, they grow back to full size. Thanks to this ability, phoenixes live to an immense age. Phoenixes are very difficult to domesticate, as Newton Scamander says in his book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: “The phoenix gains a XXXX rating not because it is aggressive, but because very few wizards have ever succeeded in domesticating it.” There are two known domesticated phoenixes, one Albus Dumbledore’s pet phoenix Fawkes, and the other Sparky the team mascot for the New Zealand Quidditch team the Moutohora Macaws. Phoenixes that have been domesticated are extremely loyal to their owners, and would depart to find their own paths if their owners die, rather than finding a new master.
I don’t think Maggie Smith is acting in this scene.
→ An endless list of
fictional orhistorical “characters” I can’t help but worship→ Katherine of Aragon (Portrayed here in The Tudors)
collections that are raw as fuck ➝ zuhair murad pre-fall 2014
Sansa Stark meme || (2/9) Quotes
↳ “Dawn, she thought. Another day. Another new day. It was the old days she hungered for. Prayed for. But who could she pray to? The garden had been meant for a godswood once, she knew, but the soil was too thin and stony for a weirwood to take root. A godswood without gods, as empty as me.”
the tudors + costumes: part eight
"They say a man must love his sons more. But a man can be jealous of his sons. And his daughter can always be the light in his life.” (Vikings, 02x01)
Hello, old friend. And here we are. You and me, on the last page. By the time you read these words, Rory and I will be long gone. So know that we lived well and were very happy. And above all else, know that we will love you always. Sometimes I do worry about you though. I think once we’re gone you won’t be coming back here for awhile. And you might be alone. Which you should never be. Don’t be alone, Doctor. And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to see and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived. And save a whale in outer space. Tell her, this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.