the-sultan-is-back sent:

"Merhaba anne."

"Sadik, how…nice t-t-o see you today…" Persia didn’t want to act pitiful in front of anyone, not even her family. The voices in her head have been gaining more control of her speech and thoughts lately, and it’s only a matter of time that it’ll get worse. Persia forced a smile and while the voices in her head were telling her to "shut him out" she tried her best to engage in a friendly conversation. "..How was your day…?"

officialarthurkirkland sent:


how do you let your anger out? 

mun: mainly draw my anger out or something

muse: “I-” Persia tried to talk but all she could was stutter as the voices confined in her head were telling her to say “kill” and she never wanted to say such a thing. She struggled to think for a while until she could come up with a proper answer “I…spend time in my room c-c-ontemplating who is right in the argument. Usually I just let- others carry on but I will warn them not to anger me again…” she sighed out of relief, still glad that she has maintained the slightest bit of control in her situation.

Anonymous sent:

Noise for 5 days

"Wait no, I’m not having voices haun-"

"This will not be good."


Persepolis 1971 by 保皇主义者 on Flickr.

"Members of the Imperial Iranian Armed Forces took part in this historical event by wearing ancient military custom of each period and took part in military parades thus illustrating the power and glory of the Empire of Iran to everyone."


Sa’dabad Palace- Shemiran Area, Tehran, Iran

Residential Palace of Reza Shah and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi until 1970. The Palace consists of 18 total castles (or houses) which are named after different members of the Iranian Royal family. 


Her Imperial Majesty Empress Farah of Iran


"Laila and Majnun in School", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami
by Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)

One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa (Quintet) is that of Laila and Majnun, a tale akin to that of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. This folio illustrates their meeting at the madrasa (school) where they fall in love at first sight. In addition to the young lovers, this highly detailed painting depicts activities typical of the sixteenth-century schoolyard—with children burnishing paper, practicing their penmanship, and reading various types of books. Although the story takes place in Arabia, the architectural setting is quintessentially Persian.

(Taken from the Met’s website.) 

I wasn’t aware that this story even existed, so when I saw it on (where else) the Met’s website, it really captured my attention. I love how it shows the development of a schoolyard crush from 500 years ago. (That’s a relative understatement, since the whole story is based on this “crush” turning into a full-on obsession/descent into madness that ends in tragic death for both parties.) But if one just focuses on this scene, it translates pretty readily for anyone who has ever sat in class and daydreamed about the cutie across the room. I find this shared experience across the ages to be both fascinating and comforting. 


Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536)
Mahmud MuzahhibPainting by Shaikh Zada
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25
present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Painting: H. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm) W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) Page: H. 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm) W. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm) Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913, inv. no.
Zodiac magic!anon list - Anon decides time length
Aries: Muse is now hot-headed and very self-centred.
Taurus: Muse can now control flowers and trees.
Gemini: Muse has a twin that is the polar opposite of them.
Cancer: Muse is extremely lucky, from finding four-leaf clovers to winning lotteries.
Leo: Muse is now lionhearted, and thusly very brave.
Virgo: Muse is now pure of heart and mind.
Libra: Muse is totally balanced, but also neutral in everything so as to maintain the balance.
Scorpio: Muse is a living magnet.
Sagittarius: Muse has precise aim with anything that they do.
Capricorn: Muse is now a combination of two animals, or a half-human, half-animal hybrid.
Aquarius: Muse now has unlimited control over water.
Pisces: Muse is now a merman or mermaid.