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Anonymous said:Why shouldn’t you donate to Autism Speaks? Did they do something bad?
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Hello! I'd like to know something more about Sigyn, since despite my researches I don't seem able to find much about her. Than you in advance for your time!
Unfortunately there really is not very much about Sigyn in Norse mythology, so it’s possible that you actually have found all of it and still feel shortchanged. In the Edda poems Sigyn is mentioned only in Völuspá, and all it says is:
Þar sitr Sigyn þeygi um sínum ver velglýjuð
There sits Sigyn (under Hveralundr, with Loki) not (yet?), of/concerning her husband, happy.
Snorri explains early in Gylfaginning that Loki is married to Sigyn and they have a son named Nari or Narvi (that is, Snorri gives both names). Váli is not mentioned at that time. Later he describes the events mentioned in Völuspá, that Loki is bound to the rock and Sigyn protects him from poison by holding a bowl over him, and this description is also found in the prose epilogue to Lokasenna.
This really is all of the remaining mythological information on Sigyn. What is especially strange and frustrating is that she actually is mentioned in early skáldic poetry in a kenning for Loki – farmr Sigynjar arma ‘burden of Sigyn’s arms’ in Haustlöng by Þjóðólfr úr Hvini, and possibly also farmr arma hapts galdrs ‘burden of the arms of the captive of magic’ in Eilífr Goðrúnarson’s Þórsdrápa (or something like that, it’s a little difficult to unpack… this is the “incantation fetter” that you see floating around, though I’m not sure how one would translate haptr, which means a captive or prisoner, that way. It’s not clear why this would refer to Sigyn).
The references to her in skáldic poetry and the scene’s appearance on the Gosforth cross indicate that it was already well-known in the Viking age, but it doesn’t really tell us much more about Sigyn. A last thing I would like to add is that it is considered highly debatable whether Loki originally played a part in the myth of the death of Baldr. A lot of scholars believe that blaming Loki for Baldr’s death was a late innovation in Norse mythology, maybe not even occurring until after Christianization. If that’s true, we can’t help but wonder why exactly Loki’s binding is already known in early times, before the motivation for it. It’s also interesting to me that the image above from the Gosforth Cross appears on the same panel as a figure interpreted as Heimdallr (because he’s holding a horn) fighting a monster that is clearly not Loki. Granted, we don’t need to believe that both images are depicting things happening at the same time, and Loki is a shapeshifter, but it does seem to be evidence, even if weak, that the artist who made the Gosforth cross would have disagreed with Snorri that Heimdallr and Loki kill each other at Ragnarök.
That is about all I have to say about Sigyn as a mythological figure. If you’re interested in the meaning of names I did write a piece on why I think the meaning “victorious girlfriend” (a frequently given definition of Sigyn) is wrong on my own blog here (link). It’s a little dense but you might find it interesting.
patroclus drives bc achilles is so fucking proud he doesn’t believe in driving cars like he bikes everywhere and whenever pat scolds him for it achilles is like, ‘are you really that mad tho???? these legs????? that wrap around your waist every night??? like are you really ?????? mad?????’ so he sits in the passenger seat and asks siri for directions but by the time siri comes up with directions they’ve already made a wrong turn and pat is like achilles what the fffffffffff just get a fuckinG APP GDI and achilles is like so loyal to siri tho hes like PAT I STG I CANT BETRAY SIRI
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Okay, I finished tsoa last night and I woke up still thinking about it and I think I need some fic. Are there good gapfillers for their happier times? Or of their afterlife? I wanted more from that ending.
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Why do you ship Olicity if you don't mind me asking :)
I love their chemistry together. The tension and the hope and the happiness that builds up between them.
I think they balance each other really well. They each have their weak points that they work on individually and together. They have their strengths that they share with each other and they understand and support one another.
I don’t think Oliver is all dark and Felicity’s all light. I think they find each other in a grey space together and fill it with color.
Q&A with former WWE champion & UFC's new signee CM Punk
CM Punk on move to UFC: There’s a big chance I fall flat on my face on this
DEC 10, 9:20 pm
He’s made the
jump from the WWE to the UFC. CM Punk joins Jay Onrait on FOX Sports
Live to talk about his approach to the Octagon, his training strategy
and earning respect.
One month after former World Wrestling Entertainment champion CM Punk
signed with the UFC, the 36-year-old found a gym to train at that
wasn’t far from his Chicago home. Since January, Punk has spent the
majority of his time at the mixed martial arts academy Roufusport,
located in Milwaukee.
Following a recent training session, Punk sat down with FOX Sports
Wisconsin’s Paul Imig for a lengthy Q&A, covering everything from
his transition to UFC, to his thoughts about his time in WWE, to his new
“Thor” comic book and much, much more.
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN: Why UFC, and why now?
PUNK: Because I’m not getting any younger. I’m the kind of guy
that jumps at an opportunity. I’m sure you’re going to ask, and I
understand all the criticism levied towards myself and UFC, but at the
end of the day I’m the one getting in there, I’m the one putting my neck
out on the line. If I fail, I fail in front of the entire world. To me
that’s the juice, it’s all about the action. I’ve been thinking about
doing it for a very, very, very long time. The opportunity presented
itself, so I’d be a fool to say no.
FSW: You hit on two things I want to ask you more about. So, you wish you would’ve done this at a younger age then?
PUNK: I do, but I certainly don’t live my life with any
regrets. Obviously I carved out a pretty successful path and career for
myself. But I’m kind of fascinated with, for lack of a better term,
Renaissance men. And women. People who do a lot of different things. I
believe you only have one chance on this earth, and I’m just trying to
live my life and do what makes me happy.
FSW: The other part you kind of touched on that I was curious
about: Have the majority of people been optimistic or pessimistic about
the career transition? Do you believe some people are rooting for you to
PUNK: It varies. I don’t know if it’s 50-50, because when it
comes to negativity I tend to tune it out. I believe in positive mental
attitude. I believe whatever you put out in the universe will come back
to you. So all my thoughts are positive. Every day I will learn
something, every day I will tap out in gym so when I fight I won’t tap
out. I visualize myself winning my fight. Are there people rooting
against me? Absolutely. Does that drive me even more? You bet your ass
it does. My entire life has been predicated on that, people thinking I’d
fail. I think some people are like, plants are flowers, they do good
when there’s positivity and you’re talked to and you’re watered every
day, and people grow from that. I very much take that negativity while
tuning it out, and it definitely fuels me.
FSW: You’re training to make sure it doesn’t happen, and maybe
it’s part of your drive, but have you thought about what’s said about
you and what’s written about you if you lose or don’t live up to
expectations? Guys who are new to the sport, they might be afforded
leeway that someone with your preexisting name recognition I assume
won’t be given.
PUNK: I lose if I don’t try. I lose if I don’t take an
opportunity. I’ll beat that horse to death: The only way I lose is if I
quit on myself. And I’m not giving up on myself. I’m sure there are
naysayers that once I fight, win, lose or draw, they will have respect
for me. But that’s not necessarily why I’m doing it. I’m doing it for
me. I’ve said this before, if the Chicago Blackhawks were suddenly like,
“Hey, we want you to be our new center.” Am I just going to say “No”
because I’m not the greatest skater? No. I’m going to put my skates on
every day three times a day and I’m going to skate my ass off, and I’m
going to do my best to fill my role. This isn’t a team sport (in UFC).
There’s very much a team here that’s training me and getting me ready,
but when it comes down to it, I’m the only one stepping in the octagon
on the night that I fight, and it’s all up to me.
FSW: After your scrimmage debut (on March 3), your …
PUNK: Sparring debut, yeah.
FSW: How did you feel it went? What’s your personal assessment of it?
PUNK: That it’s a baseline going forward to watch and review. And see what I did good at and what I did bad at. …
FSW: You have film of it to watch?
PUNK: Yeah, yeah, yeah. We taped it. I’m going to watch it and
dissect it. People ask me if I was nervous. There wasn’t a single
nerve, I wasn’t scared. It’s part of training. I wanted to do it a lot
sooner than they allowed because I figured the sooner I’m doing it, the
more often I’m doing it, the better I’ll get. Now we’ll know what I need
to work on more. And to me, that’s what I love about MMA: Everything is
different. I sparred with a tough SOB wrestler who’s a southpaw, and
who’s to say when I fight if the guy is going to be a lefty, if he’s
going to be a striker or a wrestler, you know what I mean? Every day I’m
in here I’m growing leaps and bounds, and I tend to kind of leave that
up to the coaches. People ask me, “How are you doing?” And I just kind
of say, “Hey, I don’t know.” All’s I know is I’m in there every day and
I’m working hard. And I’m getting beat up in here so I don’t get beat up
in the Octagon.
FSW: Maybe it’s too far in the future, and I’m sure people ask you
this one, but when’s your tentative debut? Are we talking a year, two
years, six months? How long is this process?
PUNK: I’ve been here for two months now. “Come in the door,” I
said to all the coaches, I said, “Whatever little I do know, forget it,
and that I’m just a moldable piece of clay.” I think Duke (Roufus)
really liked that because I don’t have all the … say I’ve been
fighting for four years and I was trained by somebody different, Duke
would have to almost kind of reverse-engineer everything, get rid of
some bad habits. And different camps teach guys striking in a different
way. So I’m learning under Duke Roufus, so he wants me doing everything a
certain way. So I don’t have any habits and I don’t have the attitude
of, “Oh, well, no, I learned it this way,” you know what I mean? I’m the
most coachable guy here. I do what my coaches say. So it’s not really
up to me anymore, 100 percent. I’m leaving it up to Duke (and the other
coaches and trainers). The original idea was to come in here, train my
ass off for six months and then sit down with all of them, have a little
powwow and see where we’re at.
Courtesy: Duke Roufus via Instagram
CM Punk (right) works out at Roufusport MMA Academy in Milwaukee.
FSW: What month did you start here? December?
PUNK: No, I started here in January. In my mind, I’m shooting
for the end of the year (to make my UFC debut). So, October at the
earliest, December the latest. If they tell me I’m a whiz kid after six
months and they think I’m ready; it might be earlier and it might be
later, I don’t know. I know that’s a very vague answer, but I’m taking
this extremely seriously. …
FSW: And having some type of deadline. Or goal.
PUNK: Yeah, and I just want to be as prepared as I possibly
can be, but also there will come a time when you just have to … you
can train and train and train and train, but eventually you just have to
fight. You can hit mitts all day, but eventually you have to spar.
FSW: How many hours a day or week do you train? Is this your
“full-time job” right now, or just one of many things kind of consuming
PUNK: I definitely look at it as a full-time job. I’m here
every day of the week. I take weekends off. But I’m here and I train
with the pro team every day for two hours. Then some days I do
two-a-days, so I’ll come back. I live in Chicago, so I’m driving back
and forth. Or some days I’m staying up here. So on those days, normally
two days a week I come back and do extra, or even when I’m at home I’ll
do strength and conditioning, run. I’m very much all-in on this.
FSW: What is your commute time?
PUNK: Ninety minutes. I leave late enough in the day that I
get no traffic. Leaving here I’ll hit a little bit of traffic, but it’s
not that bad.
FSW: I think people feel like they know you more than they might
know your average UFC guy because you’ve been able to show your
personality and done other things, so I want to branch this out a little
bit. I know you’re a “Walking Dead” guy, but what else is on your DVR?
What do you watch on a weekly basis?
PUNK: Well, religiously obviously “Walking Dead.” And “Better
Call Saul.” I’m so happy that it finally hit the air because “Breaking
Bad”, to me, is the best television show of all time. To have that on
there, I love that show so much. I’ve been a fan of Bob Odenkirk since
he was on HBO originally with “Mr. Show.”
FSW: And a former “SNL” writer.
PUNK: Yeah. And it’s so well-written, the way they shoot it,
the way they use the music. It’s such a brilliant show. So there’s that.
And I watch a lot of hockey. A ton of hockey.
FSW: And not just Blackhawks, right?
PUNK: No, no, no. I watch everything. I watch everything I can
possibly get my hands on. There’s a lot of crazy games. The other
(week) in Florida, both their goalies got hurt, so they suited up their
goalie coach. That stuff, only in hockey.
FSW: You don’t have season tickets for the Blackhawks, do you?
PUNK: Me? No.
FSW: Does the team hook you up?
PUNK: I know a few people, but I’m never really that guy. I don’t like to ask for much.
FSW: Since Jan. 2014, speaking of TV, how much WWE programming have you watched?
PUNK: None. I don’t watch wrestling anymore. I’ve tried to,
but I have an aversion to it. You do something like that for however
many years I did it, and it’s like a lifetime. I’ve seen enough.
FSW: How does that work with your wife (WWE’s A.J. Lee) still
doing it? Does she tell you about it, given that you don’t want to watch
it? Or do you watch her stuff?
PUNK: I will, yeah, I will watch her stuff. Chances are she’ll
only tell me to watch when she’s excited about something. But, yeah,
it’s my wife, she’s a grown-ass woman, she can do what she needs to.
FSW: No NXT for you then?
PUNK: No, no. I lived it.
FSW: So, a decade ago, and obviously correct me if I’m wrong,
would that have been your dream job? Is that fair to say? With WWE. Back
in like 2004, 2005.
PUNK: I signed in ‘05. My dream job was always wrestling in
Japan. I looked up to guys like Bruiser Brody, Stan Hansen. I was huge
All Japan Wrestling guy, so a guy like Kobashi. I loved Eddie Guerrero,
because they were stars in a foreign land. There’s something about that
that appealed to me. I liked the style a lot better than American
wrestling, or WWF at the time. That was my dream job. That’s what I
always wanted to do, was go over there, wrestle for four weeks, come
home for two weeks, go there for five weeks, come home for one week.
That was the dream. But the way things work, your goals change and your
priorities change and I had already gotten to a level where I thought I
needed to prove that I could draw money. And the only way to do that,
because foreigners aren’t really given a chance in Japan, was to go to
FSW: With the benefit of hindsight, when you look back on it, are
you glad you signed with them in '05? Did the pros outweigh the cons,
PUNK: Well, yeah, of course. Like I said, I don’t live my life
with regrets. I don’t even think there’s really situations where I wish
I would’ve handled myself a little bit differently. I wish I would’ve
punched one or two people in the face. But, no, I wouldn’t change a damn
thing. Absolutely not.
FSW: Where do you think you’d be, what would you be doing today, if that contract hadn’t come up for you in 2005?
PUNK: Where would I be at now?
FSW: Yeah. And what might you be doing?
PUNK: (laughs) I don’t know. I have no idea. My life goes
based off of where opportunities present themselves. I would’ve wrestled
somewhere if that contract never came. I would’ve continued to wrestle.
I probably would’ve done this (train for UFC) sooner. If I was still on
the indies, I would’ve been wrestling maybe three days a week, picking
up tours in Japan or whatnot. But I definitely would’ve had more time to
start training and stuff like that. I think I’d be exactly where I’m
FSW: What do you remember most about those 434 days as WWE Champion?
PUNK: Working with Paul Heyman. That was the only thing that
kept me sane. It was like a condition of, we get to work with each other
because we don’t like anybody else. So, working with him …
FSW: But that was only a portion of it. That was later in the run, wasn’t it?
PUNK: About halfway through, yeah. But still, yeah, I was the
bridge to get him back working there. I miss working with Paul. That’s
really about it.
FSW: You’ve got at least two guys left there with Paul and Brock …
FSW: I’m going to ask you the flip side of this too, but: The best part of your nine years in WWE was what?
PUNK: Turning chicken(expletive) into chicken salad. I think
that’s what the best workers always did. I think they took whatever idea
they were given and they made it better. I think they take bad
situations and bad ideas and make them palatable to the audience. I
think they take bad material and shine it up and make it digestible. It
was always a challenge because there’s so much content with them.
There’s the three-hour Monday, there’s the two-hour Friday and now
there’s NXT and there’s Superstars and there’s Main Event, and there’s
all these shows, and just trying to stay entertaining and trying to be
riveting and trying to reinvent yourself every night, just staying over
with the fans. That was always at least, for the most part, creatively
FSW: OK, so what was the worst part of your time there?
PUNK: The worst part of it? After a while, I would say the
worst part of it was their not listening and not understanding, and not
getting a break when I probably needed one. Because who’s to say where
I’d be right now? They’re always looking for the next guy, so nobody is
really bigger than the company. Not that I ever thought I was, but I
thought I was a pretty healthy cog in the machine. I thought I could’ve
been afforded a vacation here or there.
FSW: Chances you ever work there again? Ever.
FSW: On the list of cool things you’ve done, where does writing for Marvel Comics rank?
PUNK: I’m a pretty weird list guy. I’ve probably forgotten a
lot of the things that I’ve told myself, “Wow, this is one of the
coolest things I’ve ever done."It’s definitely probably top five coolest
things I’ve ever done. I wrote a "Thor” comic book, you know what I
mean? It just came out (on Feb. 25). If you told me I was going to write
a comic book, I’d be like, “Yeah, I could do that.” If you told me I
was writing “Thor”, I never in my wildest dreams would’ve been able to
rattle off a “Thor” story off the top of my head. Top five, for sure.
FSW: I assume you’ve gotten your copy of it.
PUNK: Oh, yeah, I’ve got my copy of it.
FSW: Are you happy with it? How everything turned out?
PUNK: It’s not like I read it. I didn’t sit down and read it. I
read it a long time ago when they would send me panels and pages as
they got finished and stuff like that. I think the copy was more for my
FSW: You want to frame that, don’t you?
PUNK: You assume I frame things. I have a bunch of stuff that I
haven’t, and I don’t even know how to hang things up. (laughs) I’m here
FSW: Of the things in life you seem passionate about, you’ve
accomplished or participated in so many of them; wrestling, UFC, comics.
You’re only 36, what else intrigues you down the road as your life goes
on? What do you still want to do? What’s left?
PUNK: Well, obviously there’s this. I’m sure eventually I’ll
do some movies and whatnot. I may or may not be working on a couple of
things right now. But this right now is definitely my focus, so I don’t
want anything to interfere with that. I’m passionate about a lot of
things. I lived in a toxic bubble for like 10 years. I get to do all
those things now. You’ll see a lot of stuff from me in the coming years.
But a lot of them, I don’t want to be that guy who’s like, “I’m working
on all this cool stuff,” and then some of it never happens. So I just
kind of keep things under wraps until they actually come into fruition.
FSW: Well, Ron Livingston’s character in “Office Space” said if he
had a million dollars he wouldn’t do anything. Why don’t you …
PUNK: Why don’t I just do nothing?
FSW: You can’t ever do nothing, I assume.
PUNK: I don’t think so, no. For my honeymoon I went to Hawaii,
I was like, “I’m going to do nothing.” And that didn’t even last a day.
We landed and I went and checked out the gym. I was like, “Wow, they
have a great gym here, this is pretty rad.” Then you wake up at 6 in the
morning every day, and I’m like, “I’m going to go run on the beach
every day.” So, yeah, I don’t think I’m the kind of guy that’s going to
sit around and do nothing. Unless it’s like on an episode of “Seinfeld”,
a show about nothing.
FSW: Or bring it back. He’s on Broadway now. Larry David is.
PUNK: I’ll do Broadway next. There ya go. I’ll record an album next.
FSW: Do you play music? I know you’re into it, but do you play?
PUNK: I have a drum kit. I’m no good at it. I know how to play
the saxophone. True Renaissance man. I’m telling you, man, it’s
happening. It’s going to happen. You’ll see.
So i have an essay to right on nordic religion and i really cant find much about rituals and sacred places.... please help?
There’s been a lot of research on the subject so this is quite far from exhaustive, but should be enough to get you started and they are all very well-sourced so that will give you other threads to pull. We’ve included a huge list of possible sources below for you to look through. Some are going to be more easy to find than others. If you’re in college, your university library should have a database for you to look through which should have at least some of these sources. If you’re not a university student, your access might be more limited, but the local college should still be able to help you out.
Sacred places in traditional norse paganism were typically based on the landscape. Clearings, bodies of water, burial mounds, locations of local interest, and unusual geological formations were all sacred. There are historical accounts of sacred groves where sacrificial animals were hung from the trees, and lots of archaeological evidence of outdoor worship sites. Burial monuments are a long standing tradition in Scandinavia, for a large part because of the continuing relationship between the monument and the community. Be is dolmen, stone ship or mound, burial monuments served as places of meeting, celebration and ritual.
In Gotland, the picture stones (which sometimes had cremation burials associated with them) represent more outdoor sacred sites, and evidence of ritual practice in the form of animal bones and sacred objects have been found around many of the stones. Both picture stones and burial mounds were erected to be visible from a distance, to create a sacred landscape which one could see when the looked over the land.
Sacred places could also be created through the use of depositing hoards of treasure, usually in water. Hoards have been found in old lake and river beds, and the act of sacrificing a large amount of wealth to the water is an act that creates a sacred site. (This is talked about in Iron Age Myth and Materiality by Lotte Hedeager, but that book is not solely about sacred places, so we haven’t added it to the list below.)
Bjarni F. Einarsson. 2008. “Blót houses in Viking age farmstead cult practices: New findings from south-eastern Iceland. in Acta Archaeologica 79: 145-184. (You can probably access this through your school’s journal subscriptions, if you don’t know how to do that ask a librarian to help).
A good book on Old Norse religion in general that also incorporates your topic is Old Norse Religion in Long-Term Perspectives, edited by Anders Andrén, Kristina Jennbert, and Catharina Raudvere, which is the collected presentation papers from a conference in Lund in 2004. The Google Books preview is pretty good.
Some saga sources (which may or may not be useful depending on what you’re writing about — they are not considered reliable anymore) include:
Hákonar saga góða in Heimskringla (especially chapter 16).
Eyrbyggja saga chapter 4
Kjalnesinga saga chapter 2
Víga-Glúms saga chapter 25
Gesta Hammaburgensis (‘History of the Archbishops of Hamburg’) by Adam of Bremen (a contemporary report on the temple at Gamla Uppsala)
But most of these will also have been referred to, quoted, or summarized in the above sources.
Hello everyone! Recently I have been getting a lot of questions on both my social media sites and I haven’t been able to answer them all because of finals and end of the year things. I also magically deleted all my questions in my in box some how a few weeks ago :( so I decided to make this post to tell you guys to flood my inbox! (Ok maybe not flood XD) but send all your questions to my inbox and I’ll make a big text post answering as many as I can in the next week! Also throw some ideas out there for what tutorials you want to see coz I noticed a lot of people asking for them :) I really appreciate every single one of you for sticking with me and supporting me and my passion!! Hope you guys have a wonderful week and my the 4th be with you!!
i need to know what happens when one of them is getting flirted with by someone else. like how do they react and who's more jealous sfgdfhgj
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so they would both be equally jealous but achilles would be WAY MORE vocal and visibly upset by it like he’d be up in the person’s face like “you come in MY house, try to take MY philtatos, hOLD ME BACK PAT IM GONNA FUC KNGGGGG” and pat literally has to hold him back and i’m so!!!!!!!!!!!
and pat would be just as jealous but he’d internalize the fuckkkkk out of it but only achilles would notice his introversion and discomfort at someone flirting with achilles and in the darkness of night and behind the closed door to their room achilles would ask “are you all right” and patroclus would shy away and avert his gaze but he cannot lie to achilles. he tells him he’s jealous and achilles would be like i am yours i am yours i am yours and prove it to him over and over and over again throughout the night until the sun rises the day after.