I’ve started working to my XVI century illustration… this is only a sketch for the foreground..I have still to paint the background (I live in a Renaissance town, the background will be Urbino (Marche,Italy))
"And your Visual Prowess is supposed to be your specialty!"
Scenes that makes me lol
Hello! Ok, so wedding brother to sister was a Valyrian practice meant to keep the bloodlines pure. Aegon and his sisters used to worship the gods of old Valyria (their dragons Balerion, Meraxes, and Vhagar were all named after Valyrian gods) but upon coming to Westeros they adopted the dominant religion, the Faith of the Seven. Even thought the Faith of the Seven denounces incest, the Targaryens kind of just decided to ignore this part and kept the Valyrian practice of incest.
Even though the High Septon at the time of the Targaryen conquest gave support for Targaryen rule, upon the death of Aegon the Conqueror and the ascension of his son Aenys Targaryen, the Faith rebelled against Targaryen rule. The Faith stated that it could not condone the reign of Aenys because he was born out of incest and it was a sin. (Aenys was known as a weakling, so I think the Faith thought he would be much easier to oppose rather than his father)
At the time, the Faith of the Seven had two military orders known as the Faith Militant and were comprised of the Warrior’s Sons and the Poor Fellows. The civil war raged between the Faith Militant and House Targaryen lasted through the reigns of Aenys and Maegor the Cruel, whose brutal practices causes thousands of deaths in the Faith Militant. The conflict was finally resolved by Jaehaerys who offered terms of peace to the Faith. The Faith Militant was subsequently disbanded. The Targaryen’s defeat (sort of) of the Faith said to the rest of Westeros that they were above the laws of god and men.
So, basically even though everyone in Westeros thinks incest is super bad, this rule didn’t apply to the Targaryens because they were “different;” they were the royal family and marrying primarily amongst themselves was another way that proved that they were apart and above the rest of Westerosi noble families.
Sorry this explanation was rather long! I probably went more in depth than was necessary, but in short to the second part of your question, I’m pretty sure Aegon and his sisters married mostly to adhere to Valyrian tradition. And other noble families from Valyria went with the Targaryens to Dragonstone, like the Velaryons and Celtigars, so it’s not like they had no other options…..
What if mermaids live really long - and the longer they live, the bigger they grow?
(I guess the bigger they grow, the harder it is for them to stick their torso and even their head out of the water. That’s why no one ever sees the big ones. And definitely never the huge ones.)
A bit late to the party, but here’s my contribution to Julie Dillon’s Catalog of Merfolk. I didn’t have nearly as much time to finish this as I wanted, but I have to be up in 5 hours so this will have to do!
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: Brotherhood Official Art Series (X)
The Most Beautiful Trees In The World
- Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon. Photo: Unknown
- Red maples trees path. Photo: Ildiko Neer
- Most beautiful wisteria tree in the world. Photo: Brian Young
- Yellow autumn in Central Park, New York. Photo: Christopher Schoenbohm
- Amazing Angel Oak Tree, Charlston, Photo by Mark Requidan.
- Cherry blossom tree path, Germany. Photo: Shoeven
- California in autumn. Photo: Mizzy Pacheco
- Jacaranda trees in bloom, South Africa. Photo: Falke
- Ponthus beech tree in Brocéliande forest, France. Photo: Christophe Kiciak
- Beautiful cherry blossom road. Photo: Unknown
I did an art trade with m7angela (check her out she has rly cute edwin drawings) here is your pregnant winry and her dork husband I hope you like it ^U^
AU: “because I love you too” *kissing sounds*
yea, I edited the confession scene to Shippuden, oh yeaa >:]