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Primaris Space Marines. Aka Guilimarines

The Primaris Space Marines or I like to call the Guilimarines, are the newest addition to 8th edition. With new armor and equipment they, are meant t help rejoin the Great Rift that has slipt the Imperium in half. They are bigger, better, faster, and stronger, and can come in any color and Chapter - as long they are Ultramarines. All joking aside, here are the Good, the Bad, and the Meh of the Guilimarines.

The Good

  • The MK II Crawl-Pattern Bolt Rifle - So nice that Crawl named it after himself.
  • The Mark X Armor - Glad to see that the Mechaniucus had put some innovation into the Power Armor, by combines the most effective elements of ancestral Horus Heresey patterns of Marks with more recent developments in power armor technology. Though nothing has been released on how this is better.
    • Also what happened to Mark IX?
      • Salvia: It was Heretical!!
  • They look pretty cool.
  • Gulimarines - they were over commissioned by the Primarch Guilliman and were revealed as Ultramarines. Put them together and what do you get? Guilimarines. Or Cooler Marines, if you ask @crysdrawsthings. (Seriously, check out her stuff. It is cooler than the Cooler Marines.)

The Bad

  • Their Reason for Existing - They feel too much as a byproduct of the Gathering Storm material, and, just like the Storm, there was no build up for them. Crawl said he had been working on them for the last ten-thousand years, but we as the readers never got that. Maybe some novels in-between Gathering Storm books  
  • Too many unanswered questions - Why was Crawl working on them? Why does he have this technology and knowhow when so many previous Mechanicus attempts at improving the gene-seed resulted in the 21st Founding? Why did they have to make new Space Marines when they could’ve outfitted the already existing ones? Will, and how, they be resistant to Chaos? Can they use heavy weapons? How will the other Astartes take to them?
  • Lack of Chapter Options - Though GW has stated any Astartes Chapter can receive Pirmaris reinforcements (tell that to the Soul Drinkers), including non-Codex Astartes Chapters. However, upon their release, they only came out as… Ultramarines. It would be nice to see so special made armor for Astartes outside of the Ultramarines, Space Wolves (less said about the Wulfen the better), and to a lesser extent the Dark Angels. Time to give the other Legions a time to shine, without having to pay a rediculous amount for delivery. 
  • Makes the “regular” Astartes seem redundant - GW has also stated that Primaris Space Marines do not replace “regular” Space Marines. This is good if they didn’t also say you can also field an entire army of the Primaris, which does make the older guys feel redundant. From a fluff point of view, different Chapter, meaning ones outside the Ultramarines, are going to be hesitant around these “big, better, faster, stronger” marines. 
  • Chapters are meant to just accept them? - Um, no. Some might just straight up refuse them because they don’t have the same shared culture, traditions, or training as ones that are normally indoctrinated. The Wolves are a Legion with a strong pack mentality and refused to break those ties by creating Chapters. The Dark Angels are suspicious of everyone - though this might get the Lion out of bed. These Guilimarines do not come from the same home planets as these Chapters, they come from Mars.
  • Crawl and Guiliman insulted the Emperor and other Primarchs - When you think about it, Crawl has been collecting gene-seed, from all the Chapters and their Founding Legions, for ten-thousand years to make the Guilimarines. He and Guiliman have done the impossible of replicating and tweaking the gene-seed that only the Emperor of Mankind could do. Somewhere in the Warp, Fabius Bile is throwing in the towel. And if individuals like Dante hears that a Mechanicus jumpstart and his Primarch uncle has perverted the gene-seed of Sanguinius, then there will be hell to pay.
    • So does this mean that Crawl also has gene-seed from the Legions that fell to Chaos?
      • Raphael Carion: I hope not. We’re just transitioning to a Chapter, we don’t need any more at the time being.
  • Robbing the Sororitas… Again - Gender representation in the 40K fandom is a touchy subject. I am mixed. Though I understand that women cannot be full Space Marine because of fluff reasons, I still want the Adepta Sororitas to be their own thing and not a diet-Astartes clone, or forced to blend because the Adeptus Astartes was forced to do the same. I was hoping that the Pirmaris’ could have been that bridge and advancement for the Sisters of Battle, but alas it was simply not to be. 
    • Arphus Ziemras: Dammit!!

The Meh

  • The Mark X’s design - The armor’s design looks a bit too streamlined. Just with the Ultramarines colors make the Guilimarines look like roll-on decorated. I am hoping that GW artists make a few that have the cool designs and patterns on them in the future.

Time for Tags. @fuukonomiko, @crysdrawsthings, @cpujester, @mrsdorn, @ultramarineblues, @tw6464, @sisterofsilence, @neshtasplace, @melody-chii, and @a-40k-author for putting up with my insanity.

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Enjoy Lokean tumblr! Decided to bring in the first of July with a soundtrack.

{ F  E  E  L   T  H  E   V O I D } for the lost souls crawling through hell, the monsters who know nothing of sensation, lonely spirits, bitter gods, and the ones who lost something very important: themselves

“We become aware of the void as we fill it.”           
             ― Antonio Porchia

part i. N U L L  

Dark Father - Sephiroth // Traumkristalle - Nagual Art // At the End of Time - Atrium Carceri // Dark Energy - Silentium Universi // deep depression - IX // null - Mark Hadley // ardor - Shiro Sagisu // discolor - 07th expansion // Cogitatio - Asbaar // Uncertain Affinity - Phaenon // Oracion Nocturna - Hocico // External Control - Phelios // Burning - final 

FW-190. This aircraft came as a very unpleasant surprise to RAF fighter crews, at that time mainly equipped with the Spitfire V. The FW-190 was very fast and powerful; the Allied response was the Spitfire Mark IX.

pretty words for broken boys

Rating: pg-13
Word Count: 6200
Pairing: 
markson

foster kids au. some swearing, some unsavory themes, lots of angst w/ a happy ending.

i.

Jackson is unexpectedly removed from his third home of the year and returned to the big center where he shares a room with thirty other boys and all of them are older and meaner than he is. The loss of his foster mom and older sister and own room leave a hole in his heart that makes tears burn in his eyes. He doesn’t let them fall because Andrew has the bunk above him and last time he cried Andrew said, “Why don’t I give you a you a reason?” and then he pounded a row of bruises across Jackson’s chest until he learned to hold it in.

Jackson is seven years old.

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Did you know? The Museum is running a series of astronomy programs in the Hayden Planetarium all summer long! The Hayden Planetarium has assembled the world’s largest cosmic atlas, extending from the Earth to the edges of the observable universe. Utilizing the atlas, along with the brilliant stars of the Zeiss Mark IX star projector, these programs offer an interactive tour of the universe and a view of the constantly changing night sky. Check out the list of upcoming programs here