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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.”

(x)

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.

(i have space in my brain for about 3 Things. here’s two of them)


Dorian specializes in let’s plays of scary games. Zombies, murders, creepy kids in dark hallways. Part of his channel’s appeal, he knows, the thing that really makes his videos stand out, is Bull. Bull, who hates horror movies and video games, but loves Dorian enough to cower in the corner and hide his face in a pillow during every cut scene.

He’ll play other genres on request, though. Lately his subscribers really want him to play this game with the giant bird-dog. Bull wants to play it too, and that’s really the deciding factor.

But no one told Dorian that the point of The Last Guardian was climbing really high up. He can deal with jump scares, and gore, and fucked up shit, but climbing up the side of a building at the edge of a million-mile drop is not something he can do.

About 20 minutes into the livestream, Dorian hands the controller off to Bull, and doesn’t take it back.

Commentary that makes it onto the highlight reel includes:

“Man, it’s a good thing this kid is like, an Olympic level gymnast, because it would be really bad if he lost his grip now.”

“The graphics in the game are gorgeous! Look, Dorian, you can see the leaves on that tree down there!” 
“No I can’t. I’m not looking.”

“Dorian, you’re going to have to let go of my arm if you want me to get past this part.”

“Oh, cool! There’s more tightropes further up!”
“Bye.”

“Eat the fucking thing, Trico.”

“Don’t stop there, you’re going to fall!” 
“No I’m– oh shit.”

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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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!)

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)

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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