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December 15th 1890: Sitting Bull killed

On this day in 1890, the Native American Lakota Sioux chief, Sitting Bull, was killed at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Formal peaceful relations between the Sioux and the United States government began in 1868 upon the signing of the Fort Laramie Treaty. However, the discovery of gold in the Black Hills - which were in Sioux territory - in the 1870s led to a torrent of white prospectors invading the Sioux lands. The numerous Sioux tribes united under Sitting Bull’s leadership, and initially secured some major military victories over American forces. The most famous battle of the Great Sioux War of 1876 was the Battle of Little Bighorn, where Sioux and Cheyenne warriors defeated the famed General Custer. Sitting Bull then led his people to Canada, only to come back to America in 1881. It was around this time that he joined Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, but he soon returned to his people to protect the rights of indigenous Americans. Sitting Bull was killed on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in 1890 by U.S. troops, who were trying to arrest him under fears he would join the Ghost Dance movement.

“I would rather die an Indian than live a white man”

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“What? You didn’t think I’d just leave and you’d never hear from me again, did you? You are my dearest friend, perhaps my only friend. That will never change no matter where we are.”

Ok so y’all probably know about my thing about Fish In Thedas by now.
And some people would argue about my assertion that catfish would give your party in Inquisition pause.

I want you to look at this post, look at this fish.

Look this fat opportunist predatory feeder, that would totally eat dead people, other fish, darkspawn, and things killed by the blight– Look it in the eyes.

Look it in the eyes and tell me Dorian would walk through water where that lives. That Sera would not stand on Iron Bull’s head and exist up there the whole time you were in that region. Varric, same. Cassandra would be fighting these things. The safety of Bull would be compromised by the fact that these things are larger than Cassandra, are more his size, and would have to focus on one after it started choking on his leg.

Fish in the world are large, they go where they are not supposed to be and they get larger. 
Apply to Thedas. Try to sleep well.

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Top 5 Personal Favorites from 2015

  1. Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, California, USA
  2. Two Jack Lake: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  3. Reflections of Autumn: Waterdown, Ontario, Canada
  4. Standing my Ground: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
  5. Dark Soul: West Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
Rewatching Band of Brothers

Part 1- Currahee

  • Ok but can we just talk about that in Episode one the first conversation we hear between Nix and Winters is them talking about moving to Chicago together??? Like???? Ur gay???? Get married???
  • I just love the scene where Sobel is inspecting the men bc it established personalities and relationships between the men like Muck’s glance at Malarkey and Winters and Lipton’s glances at Sobel when he walked away, the fact that Bull is standing right behind Martin (!!!) and even

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INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 19: Michael Jordan #45 of the Chicago Bulls stands against Reggie Miller #31 of the Indiana Pacers on March 19, 1995 at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. The game marks the first game back after coming out of retirement. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1995 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Iron Bull Trolling Dorian

In a continuation of awkward party banter between Iron Bull and Dorian, for a while the discussions verge on trolling.

Dorian: “Nothing at all, Bull? No trouble having a ‘Vint’ behind you?”
Iron Bull: “Hope you like the view.”
Dorian: “You can’t deny you enjoy butchering my people.”
Iron Bull: “Hey, butchering implies I’m gonna eat 'em. Most Vints are just gristle and fat in a red wine marinade.”
Dorian: “Well, that much is true.”

Dorian: “Vishante kaffas! Don’t you ever bathe?”
Iron Bull: “Sometimes. You want to watch, don’t you?”
Dorian: “I’d rather stand upwind.”
Iron Bull: “Human sweat smells like pork that’s been sitting in the sun. Just saying.”

Iron Bull: “Better hike up your skirt, mage boy.”
Dorian: “I’m not wearing a skirt.”
Iron Bull: “You trip on that bustling whatever, don’t come crying to me.”

Things start to take a more direct turn at this point, though…

Iron Bull: “I’m just saying, Dorian, you carry around this picture of the Qunari in your mind.”
Iron Bull: “Like you see us as this forbidden, terrible thing, and you’re inclined to do the forbidden…”
Dorian: “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
Iron Bull: “All I’m saying is, you ever want to explore that, my door’s always open.”
Dorian: “You are impossible. This is…” (growls)
Iron Bull: “Good. I like that energy. Stoke those fires, big guy.”

Iron Bull: “That staff’s in pretty good shape, Dorian.”
Iron Bull: “You spend a lot of time polishing it?”
Dorian: (groans)

(The conclusion is here!)

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I had never posted the famous Kerameikos’ bull, because I was not pleased with the photography, but I was a lot more picky when I started the blog, so here it goes:

Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos:

Bull from the grave enclosure of Dionysios of Kollytos, near the Way of Tombs.

The bull stood on a high pedestal in the middle of the grave enclosure, behind a naiskos on which were carved the epigrams and the name and patronymic of the deceased, Dionysios son of Alphinos. Dionysios who died unmarried, lived in the deme of Kollytos, near the Kerameikos and on the island of Samos, where he served as treasurer of the Heraion for the year 346/5 B.C

345-340 B.C

A replica of the bull stands where the original stood at the site, which has been reconstructed after the excavation. Kerameikos- the potters quarter, which also housed brothels,  is mostly known today for its cemetery.

World Record $479,000 Stater from Gortyna, Crete Circa 330-270 BC

The obverse depicts the mythological scene of the Rape of Europa, where Zeus appeared in the guise of a bull and an eagle to ravish her. Europa is semi-nude and seated in a tree trunk in the form of a bull’s head. She’s raising her veil with her right hand and holding an eagle with spread wings in the left hand. The reverse shows a bull standing left with its head turned back to ward off a fly from his left rear hoof.

This is the finest of only three known examples of this variety. It is unusual that Zeus is shown in his guise as both a bull and an eagle.

Michael Jordan #45 of the Chicago Bulls stands against Reggie Miller #31 of the Indiana Pacers on March 19, 1995 at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. The game marks the first game back after coming out of retirement. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1995 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)