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Ever Hear Of...Sargon the Conqueror?Are you dreading going back to school this fall? Does the thought of cracking open a history textbook make you weep tears of blood? Has every history class you’ve ever taken been so mind-numbingly dull that it actually makes you dumber?Ever Hear Of...Sargon the Conqueror? by Agawaer
If you answered yes, then fear not! This here is a new episode of Ever Hear Of, the serial here on DA where I go out of my way to do the exact opposite of whatever the hell your regular boring-ass history teacher does. Instead of force-feeding you a bunch of names and dates that you have to regurgitate on command, I make history fucking awesome by telling you about the most insane, badass and over-the-top ridiculous historical figures you’ve probably never heard of before.
And believe me, you really don’t want to miss this one. Because today, we’re going to talk about one of the greatest ass-kicking sword-swinging spear-chucking hardcore motherfuckers of the ancient world. A man who lived more than three thousand
Ten Things I've Learned From Studying History1. Most of it is written by the victors, but not all of it.Ten Things I've Learned From Studying History by Agawaer
2. It doesn’t repeat itself nearly as much as you think it does.
3. People misuse and abuse it all the time, usually for shallow purposes.
4. Hollywood never gets it right.
5. Sometimes violence is the answer.
6. It’s not treason if you win.
7. Conquering an empire is a lot easier than holding on to one.
8. When the king tries to divide his kingdom among his many sons upon his death, it never, ever ends well.
9. For every dark and depressing chapter, there is an equally inspiring chapter that actually gives you hope for humanity.
10. Barring a few notable exceptions, you usually don’t get an awesome epithet like “the Great” added to the end of your name until after you’ve already died.
Ever Hear of...Megalodon?Well, tomorrow I’m heading back to work out in the New Mexico boonies—in other words, in the middle of fucking nowhere—and since it’ll be at least 9 days before I’ve got so much as a hiccup of an internet signal again, I thought I’d sit down and write another long-overdue entry of Ever Hear Of, the series you all know and love where I sneak up behind history with my mad ninja skillz, knock it out with a chloroform rag, cut it open like a back-alley surgeon to remove all the boring shittiness and hook it up to an IV of pure crack cocaine while it recuperates in my basement.Ever Hear of...Megalodon? by Agawaer
And today, I think we’re going to do something a little bit different.
See, being out among nature and shit has gotten me thinking about all the toothy bloodthirsty predators that have graced our planet’s continents and oceans over the past four billion years, and that got me thinking about what a complete fucking joke Discovery Channel’s Shark Week
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Until next time...The last reflection I saw that mattered had us staggering mountains and valleys among golden plains,Until next time... by BeyondJen
pressing together skin that glowed from swallowed sun, with feathered wings wrapping fleeting comfort
before goodbyes caught in our throats.
I never looked at our faces
...I was too scared.
Instead, the vision we created, abstract art sans hard lines, flowed through me like wanderlust for you.
My fingertips ached for the remnants of time to once again catalog the contours that felt like some kind of home,
but instead I kissed you and felt dizzy under your skies, feeling the subtle tugs of being pushed away
because goodbyes aren't meant to be held on to.
You were never any good at them anyway.
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All Rights Reserved
Never tell me you love meI'm not a pebble in your ocean,Never tell me you love me by Milk-and-Pie
I'm not a speck of dust in your universe,
I'm the lava in your mountain,
And without me you're just a canopy of trees,
I make you brilliant, I define power in you.
I make you breathe fire,
I make you speak as though you burn the whole world,
I'm the infinite universe contained in your tiny vessel,
I'll burn you down, scorch you into million constellations,
And incinerate every second of your memories into ashes.
So believe me when I say this,
You can never love me,
You are incapable of loving me.
-Never tell me you love me
Dragging Diamonds Down My SkinI wanted someone to callDragging Diamonds Down My Skin by seaboundstars
me at midnight, out
of breath (out of
luck). Telling me they
need to talk.
But not you.
"This probably comes
three hours too late
You placed your tongue
on my throbbing heart,
eager to nurse off
the life of another.
You said: "Shred skin to find the bone",
I had shed my skin, lulled my
bones into a weeping silence
and I still tasted disappointment
in your kiss.
I've heard your eyelids creak
when you open and shut them.
I know what hides behind the glass
and I do not plan
on coming back.
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