Ethelfleda’s Mound, Anglo-Saxon Burh… by Steve Ross Via Flickr: This Anglo-Saxon Burh was established on this site in 914; with fortifications instigated by Æthelflæd, daughter of Alfred the Great. The burh she established was one of ten which defended Mercia against the invading Danes.
Its position allowed it to dominate the Fosse Way, as well as the river valley and the crossing over the River Avon.
Snowshoeing at Aztalan today while the fog rolled in. It was visually stunning at this ancient sacred place surrounded by burial mounds.
#aztalan #wisconsinstateparks #snowshoeing #nature #getoutside #ancient #civilization #burialmound #mound #wisconsin #winter #stockade #fog #fitness #wintersport https://www.instagram.com/p/CJsN94aj5mm/?igshid=xzwkkbkkfduv
Scientists have found an abandoned termite mound in central Africa that is approximately 2200 years old; that’s older than the Coliseum in Rome. The structure is over 6 meters tall and has probably been abandoned for decades, making it all the more impressive that it has survived.
#mdzsnet #mo dao zu shi #the untamed #chen qing ling #lan wangji#lan zhan#fytheuntamed #my gf was like isnt this a bit bleak of a gifset for his birthday and like yeah #but i've been wanting to make this set forever #genuinely wangji's loyalty and trust in wuxian against everyone kills me #i absolutely maintain that the first time he went to the burial mounds he knew he would be punished but did not try to lie abt or hide it #(well same for the second time but that's a given by then tbh) #i'm straight up scheduling this 3 days in advance bc im so busy the 23rd #when u see this on ur dash #im probably finishing unpacking and moving into my uni apartment #or just finished and like passed out from exhaustion #either way wish me luck on the start of the spring semester #ennuigif#mine#mdzs#cql
mdzs q is a lot of fun most of the time but then sometimes the writers are like lwj thinks wwx was a bad dad,, which like i get that it’s meant to be funny and cute but also ,,, how dare you,,,
#people really take the 'i buried lsz in the dirt' thing and run with it #like yeah that's a really cute and silly thing to do #but he was living in the burial mounds... you need a little bit of silly #also lsz is a kid and he would've lapped that shit up #and there is no way in hell that wwx 'beloved shixiong of every jiang cultivator' would not be good with kids #like looking after them and also just hanging out with them #wwx is good with kids!! he can be a responsible adult with them but also a friend!! #dont take that away from him #... now i wanna make a post about wwx and his jiang shidi
Summary: Wei Wuxian opens the letter and skims through, feeling his frown deepen with every line. “Oh. A request from Yiling. This man Tong Shen writes, ‘I can’t explain what’s happening — you wouldn’t believe me if I tried. The hills are moving and they are hungry. Please send aid, Hanguang-jun, this humble one begs you.’ Well, my curiosity is certainly piqued.“
A few months after the events of Guanyin Temple, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji take on a night hunt of an unusual sort: The Burial Mounds are spreading, quickly and with no apparent explanation.
In Wei Wuxian, it brings old, long-buried things bubbling to the surface.
My comments: Oh, nice! The Burial Mounds get some sentience and essentially set out to make trouble… by devouring nearby towns. Wwx and lwj (and baby disciples) go to check it out, and wwx keeps getting sucked under (once, literally, in a lake with resentment-poisoned water) and living memories of Burial Mounds that are not his own. So there’s fainting, and h/c, and danger, and ducklings and an angry grape; and thru it all wwx and lwj might learn to be a little more honest about what they actually want (which is very hot).
post cql, post canon, case fic, slow burn, pining, lack of communication, misunderstandings, angst, past trauma, adorable juniors, getting together, nightmares, sharing a bed, hair brushing, sentient burial mounds, hair washing, hurt/comfort, whump, hurt wei wuxian, cursed wei wuxian, curses, corpse poisoning, poisoned wei wuxian, near drowning, flashbacks, mild body horror, foot washing, non sexual intimacy, gathing together, confessions, first kiss, first time, communication, happy ending, @mishcollin@wanlangji
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