a couple of paintings i did based on a post by @kellythepitiablefangirl about an AU where bella meets edward in 1918. i saw that there was some other fanart of it and thought i’d join in <33 i hope you guys like it! ^^
It feels weird that you obsess over Nordic mythology amd Vikings when you aren't even Nordic...
Oof have I got news for you!
As I’ve mentioned before, the Vikings had an extensive series of routes for trading throughout the world, traversing the seas to reach Europe, the Americas, the Indies, Africa, Russia, and nearly every place you can possibly imagine. They had, if you will, an empire built on trade since the desire to raid for and trade goods fueled much of their motivation to explore and discover new places.
One group well-known for venturing to Europe and Africa for trade was the Varangian Guard. These Vikings were fearless to intermingle with people of foreign lands.
“There was a man hight Thorvard; he married Freydis, a natural daughter of Erik the Red; he went  also with them, and Thorvald the son of Erik (100), and THORHALL who was called the hunter; he had long been with Erik, and served him as huntsman in summer and steward in winter; he was a large man, and strong, BLACK AND LIKE A GIANT, silent and foul-mouthed in his speech, and always egged on Erik to the worst” See SAGA OF THORFINN KARLSEFNI.
This here is a quote from an unnamed author who explains Erik the Red’s grandson and his creation. It shows his daughter, Freydis, gave birth to a child of African heritage.
Another example of Vikings of various cultures is the Slavic people.
Early on in the ninth century, a group of Swedish Vikings, otherwise known as the Rus, entered the area today known as Russia. At the time the area was largely occupied by several groups of disorganized Slavic tribes… There has been much debate as to the exact origin of the Rus. It has been argued that the Rus were Slavic to begin with, but archeological evidence has shown that Rus are clearly Swedish in descent. What baffles many historians is the fact that by the eleventh century the Rus had become Slavic. The Rus who had entered the region had in less than 200 hundred years lost their “Swedishness” and become Slavic, which is typical of Viking behavior in other areas they conquered. The question still remains, however, were the Rus Slavic by nature, or were they Scandinavian who quickly assimilated with the Slavic culture?
The Slavic people came to be due to the Vikings and their influence in the land. Though not born in the area of Scandinavia, they are still of Scandinavian descent and simply considered to be a different culture.
One final example is the Vikings of Galicia. During the 9th and 10th centuries, Vikings invaded Spain, and much evidence displays the influence left behind by the actions taken.
Written chronicles do state that some of the Vikings stayed behind, and were offered the chance to integrate into society. In addition, says Irene, there is an identity within the current population of the region, that is not Celtic and not Spanish, but Viking, and some locals believe that is why there are far more people with ginger hair and blue eyes here than in other parts of Spain.
The Vikings impacted many areas throughout the world, not solely the regions of Scandinavia. Due to this, not all Vikings were purely Scandinavian, but rather, they were made within numerous cultures throughout.
And considering I myself am entirely European, and considering the above evidence, who is to say I don’t have Scandinavian blood within myself?
It’s not enough to have the standard Torchwood electronics label and bar code down by the buttons; they also had to tape a little strip of paper with the full name to the TOP of the printer, just in case you forgot what the hexagon T logo stood for.
angels and deities can present themselves to humans however they like. there is no way to know whether someone is not only an angel/deity, but one that isn’t restricted to the confines of human body. that’s the entire point. someone’s true nature isn’t shown when speaking to a higher power; it is shown when interacting with fellow man. divine beings can look, act, type, speak, and behave however they choose to. They can write with proper syntax, 0R SP34K 3NT1R3LY L1K3 TH15. it says nothing about their divinity.
Assassin’s Creed Unity was one of the worst games of AC Saga. Besides bugs, the story’s development was absolutely awful. It was impossible follow where the plot was going and characters’s evolution was just as bad as that. I think that game was pointless and disrespectful for the all saga and for their own characters.
Because of that, I hate when people says that AC III or Liberation was the worst games. At least they have a good story, good plot development and good main and secondary characters. Think about that.