hafting

I Will See That You Live Another Day
Moments of Inquisitors turning the final blade in order to save their loves.

Blackwall sinks to both knees, pinning the point of his sword into the dirt. The Inquisitor’s arrows sing past him, stopping the fatal blows from ever falling. She’s pulling him to his feet, swearing, calling for a healer. Blackwall closes his eyes. “Maker, you’re something else.”

A brace is no good when the other leg buckles. The Iron Bull is down hard, and he rolls a roll he know won’t be fast enough. But the Inquisitor is standing over him, heaving the colossus back with the silvery haft of a broken banner. The Iron Bull tosses them his greataxe with a crooked grin. “Take ‘em out, boss.”

Cassandra is trapped, furious, fighting until she drops. It won’t be long. The Inquisitor plunges spears of ice through the bodies of the creatures around her, weaving a healing barrier into his spellwork. Cassandra nods curtly, blinking away sweat. “There are more. Let us deal with them.”

Josephine is frozen, poison blades unseen but relentless in their pursuit of her. That something so ridiculous would lead to this—to the end of her life… But the Inquisitor is here, breaking the assassin with an offhanded joke and an unerring riposte. Josephine is breathless. “Well, that was certainly exciting.”

Dorian struggles to keep conscious, drained of energy and fighting a demon’s grip. One last spell to save the others, if he can make it. He’ll have to. But then it suddenly doesn’t matter because the Inquisitor is a whirl of shadow and daggers at his side and the hooked claws fall away. Dorian runs his tongue over his teeth to check if they’re all still there. “Took you bloody long enough.”

Grim and silent, Solas keeps fighting. No noise of pain escapes him, though only willpower and the wall of a ruined temple keeps him standing through a torrent of entropic magic. The Inquisitor’s shield is in front of him now, the spells ricocheting harmlessly off its surface. Steel held high, she half-carries him out of danger and he smiles with a faint sadness. “You continually surprise me, ma vhenan.

Sera screams, and it’s an angry sound. No not now I won’t die not ever NO. The Inquisitor’s greatsword cuts the revenant apart in a torrent of smoke, her own armored horns flashing in the dim torchlight, vitaar ghostly. Sera spits blood and laughs. “C’mon! I had that tit right where I wanted it!”

Cullen’s emotion makes him reckless, diving too deep into the thick of corrupted red bodies to cut away his past and what he might have become. Arrows shatter inches from his neck, hafts broken against the Inquisitor’s barrier spell. He stops short and looks up at her with wide eyes. “I… thank you.”

anonymous asked:

Hahahah dig og Marcus har haft sex!! Det kan man regne ud.. Fordi hvis du er forelsket i Marcus, hvorfor skulle du så have sex med andre?

Griner, godt observeret, man skulle næsten tro, at tumblr var det rene CSI XD
Og ja vi havde sex tre gange i går, og kom så videre i livet :)

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Iran made an exact copy of ‘Modern Family’ — except for, you know, the gay dads

Iran’s new comedy show Haft Sang is a shot-for-shot ripoff of American hit TV show Modern Family. The only differences in the unauthorized remake are that gay dads Mitch and Cam have been turned into heterosexual men or written out, the daughters have been changed into sons and other characters’ gender changed to avoid pre-marital mixing of men and women.

An Iranian fan who illegally downloaded the original show posted the comparison video below: It’s a fascinating look into how Modern Family is being reinterpreted within a theocratic state’s confines.

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Stone-Tipped Spears Used Much Earlier Than Thought, Say Researchers

A University of Toronto-led team of anthropologists has found evidence that human ancestors used stone-tipped weapons for hunting 500,000 years ago - 200,000 years earlier than previously thought.

"This changes the way we think about early human adaptations and capacities before the origin of our own species," says Jayne Wilkins, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto and lead author of a new study in Science. "Although both Neandertals and humans used stone-tipped spears, this is the first evidence that the technology originated prior to or near the divergence of these two species," says Wilkins.

Attaching stone points to spears – known as ‘hafting’ – was an important advance in hunting weaponry for early humans. Read more.

Experimental quartz core-axe hafted in split wooden haft and fixed with bindings; b) detail of a; c) experimental quartz core-axe hafted in a wrap-around wooden handle.

“A detailed microwear study was performed on several assemblages from Northeast Africa to provide an anthropological scenario of late middle and upper Pleistocene populations in the Nile Valley and adjacent zones. Results are presented from the wear analysis of five sites, and an interpretation is provided of the keystones of MSA behaviour and its evolution throughout about 150,000 years. Locally available raw materials were predominantly used. Different tool uses were identified based on wear evidence, and it was demonstrated that stone tools were hafted from at least the early MSA onwards. In particular stone tools for which hafting was a necessity for their use, such as percussion implements and projectiles, were hafted. Both tool functions remain important throughout the Middle Stone Age. For tools with other uses, such as knives, hafting was demonstrated in certain cases. Hafting proved to be integrated into the stone tool production process, indicating a certain degree of anticipation and planning. Ochre was present at most of the sites in different forms, and mainly seems to have served a utilitarian function, and a possible symbolic use. The included sites could be interpreted as specialised sites, and in all but one case were situated in a production context. The evidence indicates the existence of a regional settlement system with different logistic nodes.” 

  • Rots, V., Van Peer, P. and Vermeersch, P.M. 2011. “Aspects of tool production, use and hafting in Palaeolithic assemblages from Northeast Africa,” Journal of Human Evolution 60(5): 637-664.

THIS MOVIE MEANS A LOT TO ME FOR DIFFERENT REASONS.

Neat article from RH Reality Check about the viability of birthing centers.Check it out! It’s well worth the read! 

“The big picture finding is this: for low-risk women giving birth, birth centers are an alternative that provides a safe, supportive, and cost-saving environment in which to give birth.”

Check it out! It’s well worth the read!