Miriam Joy (Author)

Writer of mythology-inspired urban fantasy and action/adventure novels about sarcastic modern-day knights. Reader of books, dancer of ballet, singer of songs, and blogger of an eclectic combination of things, usually relating to mythology, history, language, books, or social issues. Also swords.

Hey, does anyone know what this means? I took this photo last year and it’s a visually striking picture that I was considering to be the basis of the cover of my next poetry collection, but I want to check out what this carving actually means (if anything) before I go any further with it. It’s from near a stone circle in Ireland.

Hey, does anyone know what this means? I took this photo last year and it’s a visually striking picture that I was considering to be the basis of the cover of my next poetry collection, but I want to check out what this carving actually means (if anything) before I go any further with it. It’s from near a stone circle in Ireland.

new video: gender roles are pointless

in which i discuss my new haircut and my attitude to / perception of gender and how i think the world attaches too much importance to outward signs of gender etc

miriamjoyblogs:

Things that happened in my life recently: I bought a harp. The one pictured isn’t it, because I haven’t got it yet, but basically, a harp happened. Unfortunately, the harp was a lot more expensive than we originally expected, which meant several hundred pounds had to come out of my savings.

Things that are going to happen in the near future: I will go to university. While at university I will need to eat. This is what my savings are for.

You see the problem? (There are more immediate reasons why having no money is problematic, too. I am dancing in two shows this year and my ballet shoes, pictured, are a disaster. I need to buy new flats and pointe shoes, and I can’t really afford it.)

I can’t get a job. I’m recovering from wrist injury which means typing and writing for prolonged periods of time is impossible, ruling out a lot of admin jobs. My mental health is a disaster, and working in a shop would without doubt trigger an anxiety attack. I have a terrible immune system, so I tend to catch every illness that’s going around. And I’m in my final year of school, trying to do enough work to get the grades for Cambridge to study Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic. Therefore, getting a standard weekend job or whatever is out of the question.

So, I’m asking for your help. The poetry collection pictured here costs two quid for UK readers (adjust for your currency), and for every copy you buy I get, like, 1.30 or something, so it’s definitely worth it. It’s not a great money-spinner, but every little helps.

Plus, it’s a win-win scenario. I get a bit of money. You get a poetry collection. It’s full of the things Tumblr likes, like fairies and demons and selling your soul.

Thank you in advance for all your help, because I really do appreciate it. You can find the blurb, cover and all Amazon links on this page.

And if you don’t have two quid, which I totally understand, please reblog this in the hope that it’ll reach somebody who does.

Thank you! <3 Miriam Joy

Just a note that my wrist injury has returned with a vengeance, making the likelihood of me getting a job at any point completely impossible. Oh, and I lost all my money thanks to my web hosting company, so…. maybe it’s time to bring this back?

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I’m in love with the sky idk why

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Lily Moth / Polytela Gloriosae

Lily Moth / Polytela Gloriosae

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mymodernmet:

The stunning Nasir al-mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior: stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a dazzling wonderland of rich hues, patterns, and light that play on the floor of the mosque.

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whiskey-wolf:

$2,500.00 Titanium and Gold Lip Pearl Linerlock

This knife is from Suchat’s New Diamond Edition. This liner locking folder features a carved Robert Calcinore Mosaic Damascus blade. The handle has carved titanium bolsters, carved gold lip pearl scales with pink/green/yellow stone inserts, carved matching Damascus rear bolsters, and carved and anodized titanium liners and back-spacer.

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A friend recently accused me of never looking any older, so I challenge you to guess how old I am in any of these pictures. (Numbering them in columns works best, so it&#8217;s 1-4, 3-7, 8-11.)

A friend recently accused me of never looking any older, so I challenge you to guess how old I am in any of these pictures. (Numbering them in columns works best, so it’s 1-4, 3-7, 8-11.)

opticallyaroused:

White Northern Lights in Finland

opticallyaroused:

White Northern Lights in Finland

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