mountainiering

Can we all just agree to build permanent Olympic stadiums somewhere?  I know it’s supposed to symbolize international cooperation and such to move them around, but in practice, the Olympics have come to symbolize “let’s find one of the few countries rich enough to support this stuff, encourage them to financially and socially trash a city, then leave behind gigantic overly-specialized sports facilities that no one will ever use again.”

Let’s just find a place that has some mountainy parts and some flat parts, is snowy in the winter and warm in the summer, and say “Okay, this is where the Olympics are going to be from now on. Everywhere else on Earth, you can stop building fuck-off enormous stadiums and kicking out all your homeless people every two years.”

I See Fire
  • I See Fire
  • Ed Sheeran
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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  -  Ed Sheeran, I See Fire

Oh, misty eye of the mountain below
Keep careful watch of my brothers’ souls
And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke
Keep watching over Durin’s son

If this is to end in fire
Then we should all burn together
Watch the flames climb high into the night
Calling out father, stand by and we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on the mountain side

And if we should die tonight
Then we should all die together
Raise a glass of wine for the last time
Calling out father, prepare as we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on the mountain side
Desolation comes upon the sky


Now I see fire, inside the mountain
I see fire, burning the trees
And I see fire, hollowing souls
I see fire, blood in the breeze
And I hope that you’ll remember me

Oh, should my people fall
Then surely I’ll do the same
Confined in mountain halls
We got too close to the flame
Calling out father hold fast and we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on the mountain side
Desolation comes upon the sky

Now I see fire, inside the mountain
I see fire, burning the trees
I see fire, hollowing souls
I see fire, blood in the breeze
And I hope that you’ll remember me

And if the night is burning
I will cover my eyes
For if the dark returns then
My brothers will die
And as the sky’s falling down
It crashed into this lonely town
And with that shadow upon the ground
I hear my people screaming out

Now I see fire, inside the mountain
I see fire, burning the trees
I see fire, hollowing souls
I see fire, blood in the breeze

I see fire, oh you know I saw a city burning (fire)
I see fire, feel the heat upon my skin (fire)
And I see fire (fire)
And I see fire burn auburn on the mountain side

justalittlebitspecial  asked:

Could you tell me some of the gay parts in the radio drama?

Well generally the whole thing is a very brokeback mountainy scene considering the close quarters and the cold, that and Luke is hurt and Han is fussing over him and is genuinely worried about him and affectionately takes care of him. And when they bicker it’s like classic Han caring about someone and not being able to express it.

Some particularly gay and blessed exchanges though:

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Journey to Haven Theory!!!

We know that Haven Academy is located in the kingdom of Mistral, home of Teams ABRN and SSSN (Yay!). Mistral is located on the east end of the Remnant and shares the name with the mistral wind, a strong and cold wind that blows through the Rhone Valley. We know from the topographical representation of Remnant Mistral is located in a mountainy area of the world. But Qrow states that he ventured in the swamps west of Mistral. The geography of this place is still up in the air, but there’s something more concrete to dissect. The culture and people!!!

Back in Volume 2, when Ozpin gave his speech to the contenders of the Vytal Festival Tournament, we saw the uniforms of the students of Haven. It looks somewhat militaristic in comparison to Beacon’s uniforms. They don’t have open shirts that reveal lace bows or ties, nor do the female students wear pants like Atlas Academy students. A more prominent accessory is the white armband. This form of armband is known as a brassard. Typically, they are somewhat affiliated with military, but not directly military itself.

When it comes to Mistral’s international representation, they are the color blue. As seen in the first World of Remnant for volume three. The blue guy over Mistral has a specific weapon can be seen as one of two things. Either it’s a handful of daggers or a handful of crystals. Hmm, where have we seen crystals before? Oh yeah! Cinder Fall!! People from Mistral might be pretty adept to the usage of dust or ranged tactics. But there’s more to this blue color. Amity Colosseum was built out of a combined effort of the four kingdoms. Mistral’s portion is the blue piece constructed of arches that serves as the entrance. Mistral may be known for architecture, and that would look pretty sweet with the possible mountain location of Haven.

But I think the most important part about Mistral is the people that we see coming from there. Aside from people like Cinder, we have a majority of Team SSSN and, presumably, all of Team ABRN. Mistral seems to take a lot from the eastern world. Nadir has an Arabic name, Japanese surname and Middle Eastern appearance. Arslan has a Turkish name and what I think is a Tai Chi fighting. Bolin has a Chinese first name and Japanese surname. And Sage’s surname is Hindu. Even Reese and Neptune have tanned skin and Greco-Roman names that allude to the Mediterranean area.

The feel of Mistral seems to pull from Southern Asia fighting, Middle Eastern appearance and Greco-Roman architecture. That mix would lead to an exciting fourth volume to look forward to whenever Team RNJR reaches Mistral.

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if this is to end in fire
then we should all burn together
watch the flames burn high
into the night

and if we should die tonight
then we should all die together
raise a glass of wine
for the last time

now I see fire
inside the mountain
I see fire 
burning the trees
and I see fire
hollowing souls
I see fire
bloodin the breeze

and I hope that you remember me

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Warm Light, Blue Mountain

I reckon Skye will be one of those places that I keep visiting again and again, always seeing something new. The image above, of Blà Bheinn in the early morning above Loch Slapin, represents one of those munificent places; I get the feeling that there are a lot more jewels to photo around here. Until I return, here’s a long exposure along the banks of Allt Aisridh looking towards magnificent Blà Bheinn in soft morning light.

Loch Slapin, Torrin, Isle of Skye, Hebrides, Highlands, Scotland.

ISO100, f/13, 2m46secs at 14mm (21mm full-frame equiv.) using a circular polariser, a soft 3-stop ND grad filter, and a 10-stop full-ND filter stacked on my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens attached to a Nikon D7000. This is a single exposure, processing with Capture One, edited in Photoshop.

Sorry I’m Distant

There’s a ghost mountain
I circle and wander
at night in my dreams

A green forest
of old houses
all the creaky apartments
I’ve lived in
over the years

all the young old lovers
all the family and friends
all alive again
in the soft happy
light

every once in a blue moon
I stumble upon a sacred
secret room
my hands start trembling
on the verge of a great secret

it’s wildly exciting
I wake up smiling
but the memory
disintegrates
in the daylight

Sorry I’m so distant
but sometimes
it’s like I lost everything
and I can’t remember
what it all was

If you miss me
you can find me
on the outskirts of town
begging golden little birds
for bits of song.