|—||Markus Zusak (Goodreads Livestream, November 5, 2013)|
|—||Matt de la Peña’s amazing story on NPR today. Have you read it yet? You really should. (via leeandlow)|
Great scene, and based on an actual historical incident in medieval Germany:
When King Conrad III defeated the Duke of Welf (in the year 1140) and placed Weinsberg under siege, the wives of the besieged castle negotiated a surrender which granted them the right to leave with whatever they could carry on their shoulders. The king allowed them that much. Leaving everything else aside, each woman took her own husband on her shoulders and carried him out. When the king’s people saw what was happening, many of them said that that was not what had been meant and wanted to put a stop to it. But the king laughed and accepted the women’s clever trick. “A king” he said, “should always stand by his word.”
Medieval women were BAMFs.
This was always one of my favourite movie scenes as a child (if that’s not telling about how I grew up, I don’t know what is) but the fact that it actually happened makes it 100x better.
NOW I WANNA GET MARRIED
I never thought about planning my wedding before, but now… dude I want this.
WHERE CAN I FIND THESE AND PURCHASE THEM
SERIOUSLY WHERE DO THESE EXIST?
"in forks send help"
Guys, they’re free!! You can download them here. Enjoy!
I love these!!!
Is that Magnus Bane we spy?
This cover for The Rise of the Hotel Dumort—the fifth installment of The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson—is the first to feature a significant part of Magnus’ face. Lookin’ good, Mr. Warlock!
We want to see them ALL.
Look at all the fabulous movies coming out this year and next!
|—||Helen Mirren (via athingcalledjoe)|