me: it’s a long story
person: i have time!
Thin pieces of metal that are bluntly attached to precious illuminated pages. It is not something you see every day in a medieval book - or imagined to see at all in such delicate objects. They are pilgrim’s badges, mementos purchased during pilgrimages to holy sites in medieval Europe. They are really not very different from the Eiffel Towers, baseball caps or Big Bens that we carry home in our suitcases today: they are mass-produced, cheap and highly portable souvenirs. If you went to see the shrine of St Thomas Becket, you would take a badge home, partly to show that you had been (like this one). The badges above are special because the pilgrim attached them to the pages of his prayerbook when he came home, which is how they survived. The shiny pieces of metal are religious instruments, of course, but they also proudly emphasize that the owner of the book went on a real pilgrimage: been there, done that!
Pics: Oxford, Bodleian Library, Douce MS 51 (Book of Hours, Flanders, c. 1490). More images and information here. More about medieval pilgrimages here. A safer (but not cheaper) alternative was to have pilgrim’s badges painted into a book (here).
Do you have any idea how long I’ve been waiting for this GIF?
Bless you internet.
Bless you spiderman
bless your butt
bless u spideybutt
I case someone want to experiment what real terror is go here it’s in english.
OH MY GOD THIS J GAVE ME A HEART ATTACK
OH MY SHIT NUGGETS THAT WAS SCARY
Looks like Hans has been making sandwiches.
guess he’s finishing other people’s sandwiches now
I demand they make an anime and base a character off of me right now
WHATS THAT I HEAR? ANNOYING FEMALE SIDEKICK? REPORTING FOR DUTY SIR, AND READY TO DO…
…WHATEVER IT IS WE DO.
Did you really think you could make a series without including a villain?
THINK AGAIN YOU PREPPY LOOKIN’ KIDS
Time to go to work, beatrice! looks like troubles afoot!
YOU GUYS GOT ANY ROOM FOR A QUIRKY, HYPERACTIVE, COMIC RELIEF CYBORG ON YOUR LITTLE TEAM??
I actually really dig this cyborg character
And the villain is great too
Ocarina of Time World completely re-created in Minecraft
Mundo de ocarina of time Re-creado en Minecraft
Imagine how long that took.
Remember how I said I have pages and pages of comics about this guy alone? Now I’m getting more ideas for him and it’s horrible. Rhett’s that character that I really want other people to like, but I accept that everyone else will probably hate him because he’s kind of a dick, haha.
I need to see more comics with him.
I like this Asshole.
Imagine when he likes someone
His one weakness being a little shit