mohawk warrior

“Chassis & Crossbow”, Low-Tech Autoduelling in Car Wars by Chris Smith, Norman Banduch, and Scott Haring, illustrated by George “Speed” Webber, from Autoduel Quarterly V1, N3, Steve Jackson Games, November 1983.


This week I ‘updated’ my boyfriend his post apocalyptic gear.It is not done. Still a lot to work on. The last picture in this set is the “before”picture where you can see it is still clean and neat (ft. our friend Koen. I will be uploading more pics of my boyfriend soon) I am also going to make him a matching pair of pants.
I need to mention he made this gear, not me.He hasn’t got anytime to work on his things. He is busy to arrange everything so he can attend the Garbage run 2016 (google it if you want to know more)

(sorry for all the watermarks, but I noticed people download my pics, and upload them as their own without tagging or mention me in it. please re-blog it, don’t use it as your own. That does make me angry)


L: John Norton (b: 1760s Scotland?- d: after 1826?) Adopted by the Mohawk; Iroquois Warrior during the War of 1812. R: Lee Pace. 😁

Someone sent me this “interesting” little tidbit for some reason while Mr. Pace was hanging out in Scotland of all places (which I was informed he has Scottish blood). If he has Native American (like Mr. Norton whose father it is believed was Cherokee), I think we’re looking at a relative. If for just EYE CANDY: Lee is a dead ringer for John and John is a dead ringer for Lee. I think it’s the ears, lips, nose and brows that give it away, @leepacesweetfantasy.

Indian name (Norton): Teyoninhokovrawen. Married a woman named Catherine in his 30s, a woman from one of the six Iroquois nations. Current known ancestor on the Men’s side: Peter Norton, known for Norton Antiviral Software (which, full disclosure: is my absolute favorite). I want to go on a treasure hunt now…there are times when having a Master’s Degree in History is kinda fun. ☺️ I’m interested in Catherine (and I just got a huge clue on that one–I really need to fall asleep; thought this would help) to be honest…I love a challenge. I did find my father’s Great great great grandfather, Alexander (1799). Didn’t have to use Ancestory dot com. Too expensive when most of the stuff on there is often available for free at your State Archives. 

(They don’t call me Indiana Jones for nothing).

Project for another day–and I’m looking for a history to do–after the other two (one might be animated–still thinking). Off to deal with the other long haired warrior:

No wonder he’s so good at swinging those blades, @fortunatelyclevercandy and @storytimeteller1

the-fear-you-wont-fall  asked:

First time reading MOBY - Ian's applying war paint before a battle. I feel like this parallels Voyager since Ian mentions replacing a dead Mohawk warrior. Ian is technically a "rainbow baby" following his still born older sister. Can you post those excerpts to show the parallels?

Hi @the-fear-you-wont-fall - here are the passages you’re referring to:

 "A man was killed in the fighting.“ I glanced at Roger. "They think you killed him; did you?”  

  He shook his head, shoulders slumping with tiredness.  

  “I don’t know. I—probably. What will they do about it?”  

  “Well, it took them a long time to decide, and it isn’t settled yet; they’ve sent word to the main Council, but the sachem hasn’t made a decision yet.” I took a deep breath.  

  “They won’t kill you, because the whiskey was taken, and that was offered as the price of your life. But since they’ve decided not to kill us in revenge for their dead, what they usually do instead is to adopt an enemy into the tribe, in replacement of the dead man.”

  That shook Roger out of his numbness.  

  “Adopt me? They want to keep me?”  

  “One of us. One of you. I don’t suppose I’d be a suitable replacement, since I’m not a man.” I tried to smile, but failed completely. All the muscles of my face had gone numb.

– Drums of Autumn


“Can ye maybe draw a wee arrow, Uncle? Across my forehead.” He drew a finger from left to right, showing where.

“I can, aye.” Jamie’s head was bent over the paint dishes, hand hovering. “Did ye not tell me once the white is for peace, though?”

“Aye, should ye be going to parley or trade, ye use a good deal of white. But it’s for the mourning, too—so if ye go to avenge someone, ye’d maybe wear white.”

Jamie’s head came up at that, staring at him.

“This one’s no for vengeance,” Ian said. “It’s for Flying Arrow. The dead man whose place I took, when I was adopted.” He spoke as casually as he could, but he felt his uncle tighten and look down. Neither one of them was ever going to forget that day of parting, when he’d gone to the Kahnyen’kehaka, and both of them had thought it was forever. He leaned over and put a hand on Jamie’s arm.

“That day, ye said to me, ‘Cuimhnich,’ Uncle Jamie. And I did.” Remember.

“So did I, Ian,” Jamie said softly, and drew the arrow on his forehead, his touch like a priest’s on Ash Wednesday, marking Ian with the sign of the cross. 

– Written In My Own Heart’s Blood

The Mysterious Miniature Highwayman

This month marks the arrival of the 21st (!!!) new set of LEGO Minifigures blind bags! These have been ridiculously popular all across the board, from kids looking to add a few citizens to their cities, to collectors who resemble Will Farrell from The LEGO Movie. I’m not typically a fan of blind bags myself (I don’t have enough cash to risk ending up with three of the same stupid figure), but even my stingy willpower is weakened by their allure.

This set comes with a few fun doozies, including a mohawked warrior dwarf, a totally tubular jazzercise gal, and a mustachioed man in a corn costume. Say what you want, but I live and breathe for little yellow people awkwardly dressed up as food.

For the past few months, however, this series has been getting a ton of attention for another reason. For the first time ever, LEGO kept the identity of one of these “minifigs” completely secret from the public. It’s been teased in other LEGO sets, and the internet exploded with theories. Even now, with the bags in stores across the globe, LEGO refuses to mutter its name.

There were oodles of guesses. Some people assumed it was a new Pirates of the Caribbean-themed figure, to coincide with the upcoming movie. Others thought there was a connection between the mystery figure and Kylo Ren’s new outfit in The Last Jedi. Others still had high hopes that it was going to be another impossibly-rare gold minifigure, and LEGO was trying to make the hunt more intense for adult collectors.

None of these hypotheses turned out to be true. The real identity of this silhouetted figure was at once more boring and more fascinating.

This is the Highwayman:

A highwayman was a type of robber in Elizabethan era Europe who stole from travelers while on horseback. They often worked alone, often resorted to violence to steal from the wealthy, and often got away with their crimes. As you can imagine, this raises at least three pretty big questions: Why call him “The Highwayman” if he doesn’t have a horse? What makes Highwayman so special that LEGO has to keep him secret from all advertising? Is it because he is such a threatening character?

I did some serious digging. There is no reference to anybody resembling the Highwayman in any of LEGO’s upcoming projects, including the Ninjago film or the LEGO Worlds video game. There are no sets coming out this year that would center around the time period in which highwaymen would make an appearance. And, no, nothing about this character has anything to do with Kylo Ren (unless I’m missing something really big concerning Kylo’s stance on tricorn hats).

I have no clue where this guy came from, or why, and that mystery is almost more intriguing than a hunt for another rare figure. I mean, Highwayman looks incredible. While every other character is either pleasant-looking or outlandish, Highwayman means business. His entire outfit consists of dark colors, including some really nice dark, muddy browns that we rarely see on minifigures. He’s got two flintlock pistols at the ready, and a face that looks like every twisted rendition of Jack the Ripper. In a pinch, this guy would make a great 18th century London serial killer if you swap out his guns for a knife or two. An officially-licensed LEGO slasher? If you can’t appreciate that, then we’re not even speaking the same blocky language.

I’m not the only one investigating this guy. Every single LEGO fan site has been asking the same question, and no one has a clue. My deduction is that this is LEGO issuing a new gritty reboot of the entire Minifigures line, featuring such life choices as drug dealers, prostitutes, alcoholics, and politicians.

Either that or they were just trying to hype people up. Who knows? All I’m hoping for now is the next “mystery figure” to be the Highwayman’s missing horse! 


Robbie Robertson publishes ‘Hiawatha and the Peacemaker’ new book for kids

Mowawk warrior story had a huge impact on singer-songwriter as a boy

As a child, the Band’s Robbie Robertson was spellbound when he first heard an elder recount the tale of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, and the experience changed his life.

Robertson, just nine or ten at the time, realized then he wanted to possess the same storytelling power wielded by that elder in a smokey longhouse at the Six Nations Reserve, southeast of Brantford, Ont.

And though he’s received countless honours as a singer, songwriter and musician over the years, Robertson jumped at the opportunity to share the tale anew when a publisher asked if he had a story, with personal meaning, aimed at young readers.

The result is Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, a picture book about the Mohawk warrior who helped convince warring Iroquois nations to lay their weapons down. It features vibrant illustrations by artist David Shannon as well as a CD of new music the project inspired Robertson to create.

In the video above, which features a new song Robertson wrote for Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, the singer-songwriter reads from the book and shares the backstory behind it.

Convincing tale and performance

Robertson’s collaboration with the Caldecott Award-winning Shannon almost didn’t happen. Though told the top illustrator had his own books to work on and was also busy with Disney, he asked to meet anyway, if only to get recommendations for another illustrator.

When the two met, Robertson recounted the tale of how Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, managed to convince the five Iroquois nations to move beyond war and fighting to unite.

“He was like ‘Whoa, I didn’t know anything about that,’ ” Robertson told CBC News, recalling Shannon’s reaction.

“I played him the song I’d written for the book and he said, 'I was coming over here to tell you I can’t do it, but now that I’ve heard this song and this story, I’m in.’ ”

Robertson has a bit of experience writing for young readers already. In 2013, he published the book-and-CD project Legends, Icons and Rebels: Music That Changed the World, which introduces children to the Beatles, Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell and other groundbreaking recording artists and tells the stories behind their influential music.

With Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, he says he hopes the book will have the same profound effect on children today that hearing the legend had on him as a kid.

“It’s quite a gift for me to be able to pass that story on and share that in the tradition of the Indian oral history,” he said.

“I always appreciated the idea that when you’re at a certain age, that someone turns you on to something that could actually have an effect on your life…. And so, that circle — the great circle — goes round and round.”


· Criosdan, the Avvar inquisitor ·

The nice Demonicdivas wrote a prompt I asked her about Criosdan. You can read it here. I have no words to describe how I felt when I discovered her text.
I thought it would be a good idea to introduce my tribeswoman…
(More about her background under the cut)

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“I can’t live on rabbit food, I’m a warrior.” Do you ever think Dean calls himself this sort of thing in his head? 

Dean lighting a body on fire thinking to himself, “Aww yeah I’m a bad ass.”
Dean posing in the mirror and thinking, “I am a knight.” 
Dean swinging a sword while dressed in a dead mans robe, “I am a mother fucking ninja.” 

Why does the thought of Dean knowing he’s a bad ass make me want to pinch his cheeks and tell him how adorable and cute he is? 

On the rioting in Baltimore

I saw someone on Facebook say the following:

“Why would anyone want to listen rationally to a group destroying, looting and causing harm?“

Oh my sweet summer child, allow me to give you a history lesson.

The Boston Tea Party, December 16, 1773

That evening, a group of 30 to 130 men, some dressed in the Mohawk warrior disguises, boarded the three vessels and, over the course of three hours, dumped all 342 chests of tea into the water.


The Stamp Act Riots, August 14, 1765

At night, a crowd, led by Ebenezer MacIntosh, a veteran of the Seven Years’ War and a shoemaker, cut down the mock Oliver and took it in a funeral procession to the Town House where the legislature met. From there they went to Oliver’s office, tore it down, symbolically stamped the timbers, and took the effigy to Oliver’s home at the foot of Fort Hill where they beheaded the effigy, then burned it along with Oliver’s stable house and coach and chaise. Greenleaf and Hutchinson were stoned when they tried to stop the mob, which then looted and destroyed the contents of Oliver’s house.


The Pine Tree Riots, April 14, 1772

At dawn the next day, 20 or 30-40 men led by Mudgett with faces blackened with soot entered Whiting’s room and assaulted him and his deputy with tree switches. They gave him one lash for every tree for which they were being fined. They cut off the ears and shaved the manes and tails of Whiting and Quigley’s horses to render them valueless. In a further effort to disgrace the men, the people of Weare forced Whiting and Quigly to ride out of town through a gauntlet of jeering townspeople. 


So yes, we cannot possibly take these savages seriously. Down with the Revolution! Long live King George!