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ravisk asked:

What makes Sigismund the Title of The GOAT?

Son let me tell you about Sigismund.  Back in ‘76 (M31.976 I mean) he took his command company of the Black Templars and rushed to answer a distress call from a planet called Arx in the Segmentum Obscuras.  Now, Arx one of the few ways to sneak out of the Eye of Terror and get past Cadia, so it’s been a battleground a fair few times over the past ten millennia, but this was one of the first, so nobody saw it coming.

So, Sigismund rushed in to lend a hand, and found himself drastically outnumbered.  Arx garrisoned no more than a couple regiments of the Imperial Guard, and Sigimund had only brought his veteran company, a hundred-odd Templars or so.  And suddenly they found themselves staring down a force of five thousand Chaos marines and their cultist troops.

The Chaos Lord was feeling pretty smug about this, so he came forward to taunt Sigismund about how his host would swarm over the Imperial defences like a tide and cut down the Emperor’s Champion and all who stood with him.

Sig just waved his sword and replied “yeah, but then you’ll all have to share the kill, cause none of you have the guts to 1v1 me.”

The entire Khornate portion of the host immediately fell into a fratricidal massacre as the Blood God’s champions all started fighting over who would claim the right to challenge Sigismund.  The Chaos Lord took the bulk of his troops over to put down the little rabble, but as they started fighting the sorcerer leading the Tzeentchian brigade decided now was the best time to assassinate the boss and take over, so they pounced on the regulars.  Then the Nurglites moved in to deny them, and then the Slaaneshi jumped into the fight cause, hey, everybody else was having fun, why not?

Then the signal went out for the Guard to start their artillery barrage, and long story short the whole host pretty much annihilated itself then and there, all but for one torn-up traitor-marine who lurched out of the mess and screamed “I CHALLENGE YOU!”

Sigismund shot him in the head.

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(via Object of Intrigue: 19th-Century Greenlandic Seal Fur G-String | Atlas Obscura)

New Look for Winter?

The indigenous people of East Greenland made this sort of underwear, known as naatsit, by sewing strips of seal pelt together using a thread of reindeer or whale sinew. The naatsit above, decorated with glass beads tied onto seal-skin fringe, was made for women and worn under seal-skin trousers. Explorer Captain C. Ryder acquired the item in the southeast Greenland settlement of Ammassalik during an expedition in 1892.

According to Peter Toft, the National Museum of Denmark’s Greenlandic fur clothing expert, this beaded, furry thong was intended to be displayed not just during intimate moments, but in polite company. Inside the warm homes of the Greenlandic Inuit, a naatsit “was the only thing worn even when having guests or visiting the houses of other families,” says Toft. “This shocked the Danish missionaries of the 18th and 19th century, who tried to convince the Inuit to wear European linen (longer) underwear indoors. This attempt was not very successful.”

Music Tag

(rules: you can learn a lot about a person by the kind of music they listen to. put your music device on shuffle and post the first 10 songs without skipping, then tag 10 other people!)

Thanks for the tag ourlonelyhours! <3

1. Space Oddity - David Bowie

2. Heart and Soul - Joy Division

3. Sleep Around The Clock - Belle & Sebastian

4. The Hand That Held Me Down - Two Gallants

5. I Didn’t Understand - Elliott Smith

6. Amsterdam - Coldplay

7. Junk Bond Trader - Elliott Smith

8. Shine Like A New Pin - Camera Obscura

9. Polly - Nirvana

10. Wrecking Ball - Interpol

I tag: iphigenia-in-forest-hills, vitnatt, ghostlling, imperfectmemory, an-overwhelming-question, mothtrees, frailmoths deathlydolly trokurac maerchenkoenig & whoever would like to do it!

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Francisco Hernandez: The Coolest Explorer You’ve Never Heard Of | Atlas Obscura

In the era right after Columbus, most people who traveled from Europe to the Americas had very specific agendas. They wanted money, or power, or land. And those are the names we know—Cortes, Pizarro, Cordoba; the ones who killed and stole and enslaved in order to bring their home countries a slice of that New World pie.

By contrast, Francisco Hernandez’s name may not ring any bells—but his contributions were just as important, and a lot less bloody. Hernandez was the first European scientist to visit the Americas. With the help of the Aztecs, Hernandez traveled through Mexico in the 1570s, describing and illustrating thousands of species previously unknown to Europe.  Some credit him with introducing the continent to everything from corn to cocoa. He is, indisputably, one of the fathers of natural history.

But Hernandez’s extensive work was nearly lost to time. In a new exhibition, called “Galileo’s World,” the University of Oklahoma details how a bunch of intrepid scientists, including Galileo himself, rescued the seminal work from obscurity.

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“ Fatal Frame V is comprised of three interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent string of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides. As one of three people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, you’ll explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses. Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of all, the history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami. ”

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@regpink the skeletal master is helping me prepare a bunch of bones for tomorrow! I will be set-up at the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market this Sunday. Bringing tons of skulls, skeletons, human teeth, taxidermy, pickled specimens, medical instruments, as well as a large selection of odd and interesting antiques and oddities. Hope to see everybody there!!!!!!
Time: 12-6:30pm
Location: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 ( A block away from the museum) #oddities #morbidanatomy #anatomy #anatomical #humanteeth #skull #skulls #skullcollecting #humanskulls #obscura (at The Bell House)