Category: the glorious 25th of may



drew that a few years ago, but never posted anywhere. might as well post it now



He walked lightly around the corner
and waited a few minutes, wiping his face.

A coach came along, its torches
trailing flame. It slowed briefly, and its door opened and shut.

The assassin settled back in his
seat as the coach picked up speed again.

There was a very faint lamp in the
carriage. Its glow revealed a female figure relaxing in the shadows opposite.
As the coach passed a street torch, there was a suggestion of lilac silk.

“You’ve missed a bit,” said the figure.
It produced a lilac-colored handkerchief and held it in front of the young
man’s face. “Spit,” came the command.

Reluctantly, he did so. A hand wiped
his cheek, and then held the cloth up to the light.

“Dark green,” said the woman. “How
strange. I understand, Havelock, that you scored zero in your examination for
stealthy movement.”

“May I ask how you found that out,

“Oh, one hears things,” Madam said
lightly. “One just has to hold money up to one’s ear.”

“Well, it was true,” said the

“And why was this?”

“The examiner thought I’d used trickery, Madam.”

“And did you?”

“Of course. I thought that was the

“And you never attended his lessons,
he said.”

“Oh, I did. Religiously.”

“He says he never saw you at any of

Havelock smiled. “And your point,
Madam, is…?”

Night Watch, Terry Pratchett



How do they rise up?

(Truth, justice, freedom,reasonably priced love and a hard boiled egg)



Truth! Justice! Freedom! Reasonably priced love! And a hard-boiled egg!

spacecapart: He wanted to go home. He wanted …


He wanted to go home. He wanted it so much that he trembled at the thought. But if the price of that was selling good men to the night, if the price was filling those graves, if the price was not fighting with every trick he knew… then it was too high. (…)

What else had the old monk said? History finds a way? Well, it was going to have to come up with something good because it was up against Sam Vimes now.

There are a lot of emotional scenes in Night Watch and this one in particular always gets me because of the Sheer Fundamental Vimes-ness™, so I had to draw it in order to mark the Glorious 25th of May. Shhhh, I know this moment actually takes place at night, but I’m new to backgrounds and daylight is easier to draw.



finnlongman: “The scent rolled over him. He l…


“The scent rolled over him.
He looked up. Overhead, a lilac tree was in bloom. ⁣
He stared. ⁣
Damn! Damn! Damn! Every year he forgot. ⁣
no. He never forgot. He just put the memories away, like old silverware
that you didn’t want to tarnish. And every year they came back, sharp
and sparkling, and stabbed him in the heart. And today, of all days…” ⁣

💜 💜 💜⁣

I haven’t any lilac, so this is the best I could do. Have a glorious 25th of May.⁣

[Broke my slightly-unintentional Instagram hiatus for this. Couldn’t let the day pass without marking it.]



Happy revolution everyone!

leona-florianova: “But…well, Reg, tomorrow the…


“But…well, Reg, tomorrow the sun will come up again, and I’m pretty sure that whatever happens we won’t have found Freedom, and there won’t be a whole lot of Justice, and I’m damn sure we won’t have found Truth. But it’s just possible that I might get a hard-boiled egg.”



Most people’s favorite books don’t get mini-holidays

But mine does. As always, thank you. How do they rise up.