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Sighișoara (Romania) is considered to be the most beautiful and well preserved inhabited citadel in Europe with authentic medieval architecture.

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anamariabbblog:

A Căpcăun is a creature in Romanian folklore, depicted as an ogre who kidnaps children or young ladies (mostly princesses). It represents evil, as do its counterparts Zmeu and the Balaur. The Romanian word appears to have meant “Dog-head” (căp being a form of cap, meaning “head”, and căun a derivative ofcâine, “dog”). According to Romanian folkloric phantasy, the căpcăun has dog head, sometimes with four eyes, with eyes in the nape, or with four legs, but whose main characteristic is anthropophagy.
The term căpcăun also means “Tatar chieftain” or “Turk chieftain”, as well “pagan”. Some linguists consider to be the echo of Turkish term kapkan (kaphan,kapgan), that in some Turkic peoples in the age of migrations (for example at Eurasian Avars, Proto-Bulgars - kavhan - and Pechenegs) was a high noble or administrative rank.

anamariabbblog:

Căpcăun is a creature in Romanian folklore, depicted as an ogre who kidnaps children or young ladies (mostly princesses). It represents evil, as do its counterparts Zmeu and the Balaur. The Romanian word appears to have meant “Dog-head” (căp being a form of cap, meaning “head”, and căun a derivative ofcâine, “dog”). According to Romanian folkloric phantasy, the căpcăun has dog head, sometimes with four eyes, with eyes in the nape, or with four legs, but whose main characteristic is anthropophagy.

The term căpcăun also means “Tatar chieftain” or “Turk chieftain”, as well “pagan”. Some linguists consider to be the echo of Turkish term kapkan (kaphan,kapgan), that in some Turkic peoples in the age of migrations (for example at Eurasian AvarsProto-Bulgars - kavhan - and Pechenegs) was a high noble or administrative rank.

Happy Birthday, Laura Jurca!

lavendercurrents:

trandafircarpatian:

Yes, well, that is indeed my point. They bring such happiness into our lives that to let all of that fall quiet to, what would be premature mourning right now! Its cruel, its unfair, but I think we are the right “people” to be above that—especially in our prime ages, yes? [/the Romanian recoils her head slightly, puzzled, biting her lower lip in thought before releasing it and allowing an understanding hum out. She nods.]

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I highly doubt we will be the last—my family, for instance, is known to be the oldest in Europe! Existing for what could be eleven thousand years, and I have only been around in twenty-one hundred of those. My children, or children to be could very well could succeed me.. but, I haven’t really thought too much about this.

Ah, goodness! Goodness me Basset Normands are dear little things, yes? So collected and charming, and of course I can see some national pride to have in that, yes.

Indeed. I like the way you think. -She smiled, almost wittily, nodding in return- 

… Goodness. I wish I knew how far back mine goes. I know I have both latin and german blood, but… Well, history only leaves so many memoirs.
Oh, you have children? 

They are! She’s the most precious thing. Channelle’s her name. She has a little less than fun tendency to dig, but it pays off sometimes. I found her with a daisy on her mouth once. It was too sweet a sight to be upset. -Her cheeks perk up a tad, tilting her head in fond memory of it-

Oh, why thank you. It has been refined, by force time and time again—even then my ability to “censor” is.. it has never been rusty. Just non-existent! [/and she giggles in turn, albeit nervously with tented brows]

Humanity has a fantastic curiosity to itself, as do we, yes? it is undying, and they can be very good at answering questions either our poor old memories cannot, or questions which can’t be put to our ancestors- it is frightening, to think about that. We can be humble, act as human as we like and then- then we can try to depict ourselves as near-deities. 
[/she shakes the thoughts out of her head, rolling her eyes at the prattling and develops a sheepish smile] Again, you will need to forgive me.
I say “children”, but I never birthed any of them. Physically, I mean; my states and cities are the only children I need. Lord knows all too well how lucky I consider myself to have them.

Awh, [/a soft, heartfelt smile] how lovely! Dogs will indeed be blessed dogs, and Channelle sounds like she has still has the spirit of a pup about her, still, also. 

Anonyme sent: Describe your first time cooking

I- oh! Oh, hold on, sorry but do you mean my first time cooking on my own, or the first time I had any part to play in it? Either way, I suppose, there would only be a few decades between these meals either way- meals of differing degree of success, I should say! The latter also.. it, well it may had been just ever so slightly…

raw.

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The latter, my first time cooking without my mother or father’s guiding hands, came a near day after my father’s passing. Serghei had taken to crying he was so hungry and I had found a fresh kill nearby—it was clean, a man’s doing and I imagine it was the Huns, taking whatever they could or rather damn well pleased in their bloody plunder. But either way, there was still enough to gather up enough to skin and cook for both my brother and myself on that feeble flame he managed to start in my absence.
I- erm. :(;;; I-I have of course become far better at cooking since, far far better! But even to this day to we are not the biggest fans of the venison would not be stretching the truth. B-besides which! It is so very expensive!;;

One fact that is cannot and will be disputed (if I have anything to say about it):

Nadia Elena Comăneci remains the perfect example of a human being inside and out and the Romanian gymnasts who have followed her example in the past and continue to now only echo this perfection with their own wonderful qualities to complement such!

Everyone else who tries to do the same shall only end up embarrassing themselves.

On TV and Online, Gymnasts Aren’t Just Cute Little Girls Anymore →


stealing-your-rhythm:

"The Greatest Jubilee” || Bayonetta OST

But yes! Alexandra is back and better than ever! And you can tell by her latest music video that she is as uh, quirky and daring as ever!
…I am quite jealous.

N-not of the outfits, however stylish, I’m sure, nor the suited choreography b-but— the wig.
That sleek black one. With the purple tips. What the heck. Alexandra te rog how am I meant to pull it off better than you if I ever do muster up the courage to do something that outspoken.

Well I for one am truly happy and overly relieved to see the dear Alexandra Stan back on the music scene—of course we can only hope the revised production team working with her is better and that the disgusting swine-spewing excuse for human life that was her previous manager-turned-boyfriend is kept, oh, I don’t know. A good border’s distance away from her.

:)


popified:

Alexandra Stan released today august 20 “Give Me Your Everything" the third official single of her upcoming album "Unlocked”. The album is schedule to be released on digital retailers in Japan on August 27.

Here’s also the official album cover for “Unlocked”.