"I am mourning for my life."
I haven’t really heard any rumors about me, but I keep encouraging people to please make some up. They are always so much better than the truth.
The word sword comes from the Old English sweord, cognate to swert, "to wound, to cut".
The sword is symbolic of liberty and strength. In the Middle Ages, the sword was often used as a symbol of the word of God. The names given to many swords in mythology, literature, and history reflect the high prestige of the weapon and the wealth of the owner.
"You said to us once before," said Hermione quietly, "that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We’ve had time, haven’t we?"
I wanted to ignore you."
Alicia Vikander by Benoit Peverelli for Numero China, September 2013
That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!
She had played the dutiful daughter, the blushing bride, the pliant wife. She had suffered Robert’s drunken groping, Jaime’s jealousy, Renly’s mockery, Varys with his titters. Stannis endlessly grinding his teeth. She had contended with Jon Arryn, Ned Stark, and her vile, treacherous, murderous dwarf brother, all the while promising herself that one day it would be her turn.
The truth was, the princess was braver than her brother, and brighter and more confident as well. Her wits were quicker, her courtesies more polished. Nothing daunted her, not even Joffrey.