Fact: 17% of all shark attacks are actually hedgehogs pretending to be said sharks.
1119 A.H. & c.1707 A.D.
The Damascus Room is a residential winter reception chamber (qa’a) typical of the late Ottoman period in Damascus, Syria. Among the earliest extant, nearly complete interiors of its kind, the room’s large scale and refined decoration suggest that it was part of the house of an important, affluent family. Poetry inscribed on its walls indicates that the patron was Muslim and possibly a member of the religious elite who were believed to have descended from the Prophet Muhammad.
The Damascus Room, like most winter reception rooms (qa’as) of its time, is divided into two areas: a raised, square seating area (tazar) and a small antechamber (‘ataba) entered through a doorway from a courtyard. The opening from which visitors view the room today would originally have been a wall with a cupboard. (The cupboard doors are now mounted in the passageway leading to the room.)
Wealthy Damascene homeowners periodically refurbished reception rooms in accordance with shifting trends and tastes in interior decoration. Therefore, houses in the old city of Damascus as well as their interiors rarely date to a single building phase. Although the inscription dates most of the woodwork elements in the room to A.D. 1707, alterations were made to the room in the subsequent three centuries.
The woodwork’s relief decoration is made of gesso covered with gold leaf, tin leaf with tinted glazes, and bright egg tempera paint. Known as ‘ajami, this characteristic Ottoman-Syrian technique and style creates a rich texture with varied surfaces that are responsive to changes in light.
The palette of the ‘ajami decoration was originally much more colorful and more varied than it appears today. Periodically the surfaces were coated with a layer of varnish as a form of maintenance. Over time, subsequent coats of varnish have darkened, muting the colorful surfaces in the Damascus Room.
The Damascus Room is decorated with forty stanzas of poetry. (MET)
stupidoomdoodles started doing Saiyan traditional garb and I fainted from joy. Except I didn’t really. What I did do was get inspired and draw a Saiyan royal family. Whoops.
So Vegeta’s holding an orb meant to represent the moon and there are also millions of little moon dangly things, like the pendants Vegeta and Trunks are wearing. King Vegeta was wearing it too and I figured “shove it in!” It can be worn by the current reigning monarch and heir apparent.
So would Saiyans have other titles of nobility? Like, Vegeta is the king so Bulma is the queen consort. Trunks is heir apparent (as the older sibling) and crown prince, Bra would be the crown princess, but like Dukes and Counts and Barons and Earls and Viscounts??
And politics? I’m imagining like a Saiyan far right group fainting at the shock of Vegeta marrying an Earthling. A Saiyan House of Lords. A new and innovative way to spice up BBC Parliament.
just a small town girl. Living in a racist, insensitive, sexist, homophobic world,
(cant take the midnight train ‘cause im fuckin scared)
Just a city boy, shot by cops in south Detroit
"He coulda had a gun hiding anywhere"
Up and down the boulevard
Trash cops, assholes in the night
(it goes on and on and on and on)
Danger, lurking, for anyone not male and white
one time a boy tried to pull my hijab off
i punched him in the face
closed fist, short swing, right in the jaw
there is a point where you stop trying to educate people and start making the consequences of their racist bullshit real fuckin clear.
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