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So. I had a thought, and I ran with it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I thought: there needs to be a line of apparel for Heathens / Lokeans / Rokkatru / NT Pagans etc., that is safe from bigotry. Something that bites back against all of that hateful “You Are The Wrong Kind Of Heathen If ____” bullshit.

So, I decided I should start designing.

And I thought to begin by reclaiming ‘ergi,’ as a nonbinary Lokean, it seemed as good a place as any to start.

I also thought - won’t those folkish bastards just shit themselves over this - an enby reminding them that All Ur Gods R Queer  (◡‿◡✿)

[If this offends any LGBTQIA+ pagans out there, however, please let me know and I will do my best to remedy that or remove this design all together.]

I have plans in the works for other designs that call out racism, sexism, and all the other nasty -isms that Heathenry is infected with, and other designs that focus on positivity. More on that as I complete each one.

These will be available through CafePress, most likely, unless I can get a good enough deal to order a bunch and offer them through my Etsy shop. Please let me know if you are interested in getting a shirt & I will send you a link :)

Thoughts, anyone?

daily-suicune  asked:

Ohoh Oak! Professor! Write a poem about meeee~ (So a Suicune poem please :3 )

Ah, a legendary Suicune!

Suicune is known to purify water by only a touch

Though it’s said to roam the fields, you don’t see it much

His mane represents the Northern light

I heard that that’s quite a sight

Part of a trinity

It’s truly a divinity

@daily-suicune I once had the privilege to take a sample of a purified lake… I must say the water was quite tasty after a long day of fishing… Well, I hope you enjoyed your poem! Have a nice day in the world of Pokémon!

~ Professor Oak

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The Artemision Bronze (often called the God from the Sea) is an ancient Greek sculpture that was recovered from the sea off Cape Artemision, in northern Euboea. It represents either Zeus or Poseidon, is slightly over lifesize at 209 cm, and would have held either a thunderbolt, if Zeus, or a trident if Poseidon.

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Thank you all who were named to the Scotland’s Squad this year. Thank you for playing your hearts out and leaving everything on that pitch. #AsOne #BackingBlue

I’m sure I say what’s on lots of hearts but we are not and will not be disappointed in you. For you, yes. Completely gutted. but I’m so proud of you and I’m so proud I got to be part of the roaring crowds at two of the games.

So penguin hugs to all of you.

From the moment you won against Samoa, so many odds were stacked against you. Fordy and Jonny, so glad you got to play. Fraser, can’t believe you got dropped to the bench twice in the RWC! But you played hard. 
Laidlaw, you broke my heart in the captain’s interview after the match. The tears really fell when Cotter spoke as well. I could continue with so many individual achievements–this team was incredible.

You represented the Northern Hemisphere well and went out fighting.

Penguin hugs.

Bill Clinton joins mourners at funeral of former IRA leader Martin McGuinness as thousands gather to watch procession

Bill Clinton has joined thousands of mourners for former IRA leader Martin McGuinness at a service in Derry. 

Mr McGuinness. 66, died on Monday from a rare genetic condition

Thousands of people lined the streets to watch his remains being carried to the church. 

Mourners applauded as the former US President arrived at the requiem mass in Mr McGuinness's home city of Derry, Northern Ireland.

Former US President Bill Clinton and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern (left) arriving for the funeral of Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness Credit: Niall Carson/PA

Theresa May did not attend, but the British Government was represented by Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire. 

The service, in the Long Tower church, was also attended by ex-Democratic Unionist Stormont first ministers Peter Robinson and Arlene Foster.

Irish President Michael D Higgins and his predecessor, Mary McAleese, were also attending the funeral, as was Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

There was a round of applause inside the church as Mrs Foster took her seat.

The symbolism of the leader of unionism attending a former IRA man’s funeral is highly significant - even more so in Mrs Foster’s case, as her father survived an IRA murder bid during the Troubles and she herself was on a school bus caught up in an IRA bombing as a child.

Chief celebrant Father Michael Canny began his homily by asking mourners to join him in sharing thoughts and prayers with the people of London following Wednesday’s terror attack.

He recalled the many tributes made to the Sinn Fein politician since his death and said it has been acknowledged that Mr McGuinness spent year after year moving the community towards peace.

Clinton arrives at the service. McGuinness was once chief of staff of the IRA but later became Sinn Fein’s chief negotiator in the talks that led to the Good Friday agreement bringing peace to Northern Ireland Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe

“There are people in this church today whose presence would have been unthinkable only a generation ago,” Fr Canny told mourners.

The congregation heard that the presence of Mr McGuinness’s political rivals and opponents at the mass is “the most eloquent testimony” to his memory.

“When you seek his monument, look around you, you, by your presence are his monument,” Fr Canny said.

But, he admitted, some still struggled to see past Mr McGuinness’s IRA past. 

“Republicans were not blameless, and many people right across the community find it difficult to forgive and impossible to forget,” he said.

“By any standards, Martin McGuinness was a remarkable man and his life was a remarkable journey. The values he had, the principles he championed are still very much alive.”

Other ministers paid tribute to Mr McGuinness. Local Presbyterian priest Rev David Latimer described him as a friend and spoke about praying with him.

“Martin had a good heart but I would go a bit further to say, he had a big heart that enabled him to reach out in quite unexpected ways to both to friends and to foes alike,” he said.

“Martin has bequeathed to us a better place to live.

"It was his commitment to create a new order of co-operation where we will be able to live in relationship and not out of relationship and get to know each other better.

"In memory of the man whose friendship I will always treasure we must together, all of us, pledge to keep on doing what he was doing and to persevere in the pursuit of peace.”

Earlier Mr McGuinness’s beloved Bogside neighbourhood came to a standstill as his remains were walked to the church.

His wife Bernie carried the coffin as it made its way along part of the route the civil rights march took on Bloody Sunday in 1972.

The procession then made its way past the iconic Free Derry Wall mural.

Mr McGuinness completed an extraordinary political journey from an IRA leader in Derry to sharing power and a remarkable friendship with his erstwhile foe, DUP leader Dr Ian Paisley.

While he was leader of the IRA it carried out attacks including a remote controlled IRA bomb near Sligo which killed Lord Louis Mountbatten. Hours later, 18 paratroopers from the British Army were killed in an IRA ambush in Co Down.  

But he also helped broker a historic peace deal, the Good Friday Agreement, in 1998.

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