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minishcap:

can the science side of tumblr explain THIS

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Can I explain it? Yes.

Will I explain it? No.

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I’m honestly quite proud of this status.

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  • Uterus: oh you have a completely full day of activity??
  • Me: don't
  • Uterus: and a sleepover afterwards??
  • Me:
  • Uterus: hardly any breaks??
  • Me:
  • Uterus: wouldn't it be a shame
  • Uterus: if something were to
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Saint Hripsime

Armenian saint venerated in the Armenian Apostolic Church, Roman Catholic Church, Ethiopian Orthodox Church and others, She and her companions are venerated as amongst one of the first Christian martyrs of Armenia.

Hripsime was born in Rome in ca. 280 A.D and belonged the community of virgins led under the leadership of Saint Gaiane. As she was known to be very beautiful she attracted the attention of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. To avoid the emperor she and her community fled Rome first going to Alexandria before settling in Armenia, Vagharshapat.

It did not take a long time before Saint Hripsime was noticed by the king Tiridates III of Armenia, Two different historical accounts are given about what followed after. One story says Hripsime was burned alive for rejecting the king and Saint Gaiane was put to death togheter with everyone else in the community by Armenian soldiers. Only Saint Nune who later fled to the Kingdom Of Iberia and later became one of the biggest figures in the Georgian Orthodox Church where she is called Saint Nino.

The other version says that the Roman Emperor Diocletian sent a letter to Tiridates telling him about Saint Hripsimes beauty and that she fled to Armenia. The kings servants tracked her down and found her among her companies where they are described as “nuns”. When she was urged to obey the kings wishes. Hripsime responded she could not marry him as she was betrothed to Jesus Christ, As were the other women. As she said this, a voice from heaven was heard saying “Be brave and fear not, I am with you”

Upon hearing her answer The king of Armenia ordered that Hripsime to be tortured, her tounge was cut out and she was blindfolded before being killed and later her body was desecrated and thrown to wild beasts. Gaiane and two other nuns gave themselves over to similar treatment before being beheaded. The rest of the community was put to the sword and their bodies thrown to the beasts to be eaten. 

According to the story, immediately after their actions the soldiers of Tiridates were beset by devils and began to act like wild animals, running through the forests, gnawing at themselves, and tearing their clothes.The legend states that the King was turned into a wild pig for his actions. These different stories are most likely to be fictionalized and romanticized, One thing certain about Hrhipsime’s story is that she and her companions were, in fact, martyred in Armenia in about 290 AD.

Saint Hripsimé Church Սուրբ Հռիփսիմե եկեղեցի is one of the oldest surviving churches in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site built in her honour in 618, and contains her tomb in the catacombs beneath the Church. She remains one of the most influential women of the Armenian Apostolic Church, She sparked a fire that burned away the remaning pagan Armenia and a few years after her death Armenia became the first christian nation on earth.

Ethiopian Orthodox christians call her Arsema. There are three churches in ethiopia named after her
There are also many old paintings portraying how she was killed by Tiridates III (named as Dirtados by Ethiopians) and how the cruel king was changed into a bear after killing her. There is annual pilgrimage by Ethiopian Christians to this church in January. There are also Christian songs that praise her name. The book entitled Gedle Arsema meaning “The Life of Arsema” is found almost in every spiritual bookshop throughout Ethiopia.

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William Saroyan

William Saroyan was an Armenian dramatist and writer. He is recognized as “one of the most prominent literary figures of the mid-20th century Stephen Fry describes Saroyan as “one of the most underrated writers of the century.” Fry suggests that “he takes his place naturally alongside Hemingway, Steinbeck and Faulkner.

In 1979, William Saroyan was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1940, and in 1943 won the Academy Award for Best Story for the film adaptation of his novel The Human Comedy

His writings were greatly influenced by his Armenian heritage and the Armenian community in California, especially Fresno, where he was born and raised. Saroyan wrote extensively about the Armenian life in California. 

He was born 1908 in Fresno, California, to Armenak and Takoohi Saroyan, both ethnic Armenians who fled from the Ottoman Empire. His father was a priest in the Armenian Apostolic Church but died when Saroyan was about three years old. Saroyan was put in an orphanage togheter with the rest of his siblings untill his mother found a job five years later.

Influenced by his late father’s writings, Saroyan was eager to become an author himself. At first he wrote under the pseudonym Sirak Goryan for various publications such as the Armenian  Hairenik newspaper. His career saw a breakthrough in 1934 with ‘The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze’ about a writer during the depression era. He served in the US army during World War II yet his novel ‘The Adventures of Wesley Jackson’ almost got him into trouble for advocating pacifism. He moved to Paris in the 1950s, where he spent most of his money drinking and gambling. He also travelled throughout Europe and the USSR. Spending much time in Armenia. His optimistic and impressionistic style of writing went on to be known as ‘Saroyanesque’. Some of his best known work are My Heart’s in the Highlands (1939), The Time of Your Life (1939), The Human Comedy (1943), My Name is Aram (1940) etc.The Saroyanesque style explores a very unique style of storytelling, one that does not necessitate conflict for engaging drama or prose. 

Saroyan has several statues, streets and theaters named after him around the world but mostly in the United States and Armenia.

Saroyan has two children, Aram, who later also became a writer, and Lucy, who went on to be an actress. He died in 1981 in Fresno at the age of 72. He was cremated and his ashes were buried in California whilst his heart was buried in Armenia.


“The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” 

― William Saroyan, My Heart’s in the Highlands

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guykneecologist:

This.

omfg reblogging till the end of time

Like shit son, hit the nail on the head

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want this moment burned on my eyelids

So many girls saw this. Bless.

All hail the queen.

Let this sink in. She declared herself a feminist in front of a bunch of white women who decided they werent feminists like katy perry and then her husband and child, the things feminists evidently don’t have, wete cheering on and gave her an award

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kateordie:

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mtvstyle:

want this moment burned on my eyelids

So many girls saw this. Bless.

All hail the queen.

Let this sink in. She declared herself a feminist in front of a bunch of white women who decided they werent feminists like katy perry and then her husband and child, the things feminists evidently don’t have, wete cheering on and gave her an award

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katy perry ran out of cultures to appropriate so now she’s copying britney

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