To go with the overarching lore update, some updates on your favourite characters. Please feel free to add those I’ve missed out:
Roboute Guilliman - is back, and is now de facto master of the Imperium.
Magnus the Red - despite being foiled in his plan to break a warp portal open on Terra, he’s very much back, and now has the Planet of Sorcerers lodged in the material realm.
Mortarion - is known to be directly concocting the plagues currently afflicting the Imperium.
Fulgrim - possessed the Arch-Consul of Macragge in order to mock Guilliman in person.
Cypher - has been arrested by the Adeptus Custodes. Presumably the Dark Angels are sweating intensely.
Saint Celestine - despite the Inquisition’s suspections, has successfully accompanied Guilliman to Terra.
Inquisitor Greyfax - after reaching Terra was sent by Guilliman into the Eye of Terror to retrieve artifact known as the Eye of Night. Guided by a daemonic presence summoned by the ancient Chaos sorcerer Moriana, Greyfax successfully retrieved the Eye for the Imperium.
Eldrad - has been guiding various Imperial forces as he throws his weight behind the plan to resurrect the eldar god Ynnead.
Yvraine - sent by Eldard, she successfully retrieved the artifact known as the Hand of Darkness from Nurgle’s plague garding, after discovering a Rose of Isha.
Asdrubael Vect - has been forced to retreat to the outskirts of Commorragh after a vast daemonic incursion almost completely overruns the dark eldar city.
Cawl - is overseeing the final stages of Primaris deployment on Mars.
Creed - lost on Cadia, though possibly not killed…
Abaddon - recovering from his wound dealt by Saint Celestine, and gathering his forces for the next stage of his conflict with the Imperium.
Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint Maurice et Saint Maur de Clervaux
Ave verum corpus, natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro homine, cuius latus perforatum fluxit aqua et sanguine: esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine. O Iesu dulcis, O Iesu pie, O Iesu, fili Mariae.
Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary, who having truly suffered, was sacrificed on the cross for mankind, from whose pierced side flowed water and blood: May it be for us a foretaste of the Heavenly banquet in the trial of death. O sweet Jesus, O merciful Jesus, O Jesus, son of Mary.
Rak brought some new pets to the event last night! He’s been really lucky about finding two of the four baby feathered raptors or Birds as Berht and Saint called em and so he had some new pets to match the babies he found is is currently raising! However I did not expect his new pets to be such a hit and wound up doodling Saint getting groomed by Hati, Berht cuddling on Talon who is over the moon with all this petting and Rak being a shy goober after Berht pet his head and complimented him.
I Made A Playlist For All The Types: Introverts Edition
<b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>INFJ:</b> For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Ivar (indie folk)<p/><b>Ni:</b> Poet by Bastille (alternative)<p/><b>“I can’t say the words out loud, so in rhyme I wrote you down;</b> now you’ll live through the ages, I can feel your pulse in the pages”<p/><b>Fe:</b> Mess is Mine by Vance Joy (singer- songwriter)<p/><b>“Talkin’ in your sleep, out of time;</b> well you still make sense to me, your mess is mine"<p/><b>Ti:</b> Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Buffy Sainte-Marie (60s folk rock)<p/><b>“Don’t stand between the reservation and the corporate bank, they’ll send in federal tanks;</b> it isn’t nice but it’s reality”<p/><b>Se:</b> 21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson (70s jazz-rock fusion)<p/><b>“Death’s seed, blind man’s greed, poets starving children bleed;</b> nothing he’s got he really needs”<p/><b>INFP:</b> Pure Heroin by Lorde (alt pop)<p/><b>Fi:</b> Your Secrets by Belle and Sebastian (indie pop)<p/><b>“I just had somebody tell me I was introspective to a fault;</b> I’ll be a chooser, if I can”<p/><b>Ne:</b> Say My Name by Odezsa feat. Zyra (electronic)<p/><b></b> “I’ve overthought everything I can think of into symbol”<p/><b>Si:</b> Paris Nights/New York Mornings by Corinne Baily Rae (singer-songwriter/blues)<p/><b></b> “Kiss me in the rain by the Rue Voltaire, it's a perfectly good way to ruin those silk shoes”<p/><b>Te:</b> Call It What You Want by Foster The People (indie rock)<p/><b></b> “We got nothin’ to prove, your social guides give you swollen eyes but what I got can’t be bought so you can just call it what you want”<p/><b>INTJ:</b> 2.0 by Big Data (electronica)<p/><b>Ni:</b> Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin (70s classic metal)<p/><b></b> “Yes there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run there’s still time to change the road you’re on”<p/><b>Te:</b> The Veldt by Deadmou5 (house)<p/><b>"Happy life with the machines scattered around the room;</b> look what they made, they made it for me...happy technology"<p/><b>Fi:</b> #Addicted by Riverside (jazz-rock fusion)<p/><b></b> “So hash tag me and go, 'cause I'm addicted to your love; I'm afraid you're the only friend I've got”<p/><b>Se:</b> We Don’t Need No Education by Pink Floyd (70s psychedelic rock)<p/><b>“We don’t need no education, we don’t need no thought control;</b> no dark sarcasm in the classroom”<p/><b>INTP:</b> Dream Your Life Away by Kaskade (house)<p/><b>Ti:</b> Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd (70s psychedelic rock)<p/><b>“Relax, I need some information first, just the basic facts;</b> can you show me where it hurts?”<p/><b>Ne:</b> Phantom Power by Diagrams (indie)<p/><b>“Reality, such a strange geometry;</b> and like an origami lamb I am unfolding for the hordes”<p/><b>Si:</b> The A Team by Ed Sheeran (singer-songwriter/pop)<p/><b></b> “But lately her face seems slowly sinking, wasting, crumbling like pastries and they scream the worst things in life come free to us”<p/><b>Fe:</b> Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s (pop ballad)<p/><b></b> “Our friends will all make fun of us but we’ll just laugh along because we know that none of them have felt this way”<p/><b>ISFJ:</b> The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan<p/><b>Si:</b> Little Talks by Of Monsters And Men (indie pop)<p/><b>“There’s an old voice in my head that’s holding me back;</b> well tell her that I miss our little talks, ‘cause soon it will be over and buried with our past”<p/><b>Fe:</b> Budapest by George Ezra (singer-songwriter)<p/><b>“My friends and family they don’t understand, say that I’ll lose so much if you take my hand;</b> all for you”<p/><b>Ti:</b> Glory and Gore by Lorde (alt pop)<p/><b>“Lying in my bed words in my head;</b> secretly you love this, do you even want to go free? You let me in the ring, I’ll show you what that big word means”<p/><b>Ne:</b> Blackbird by The Beatles (60s classic rock)<p/><b>“Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these sunken eyes and learn to see;</b> all your life you were only waiting for this moment to be free”<p/><b>ISFP:</b> Young the Giant by Young the Giant (indie rock)<p/><b>Fi:</b> Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz (singer-songwriter)<p/><b>“I ain’t tryna do what everybody else doin’, just 'cause everybody doin’ what they are doin’;</b> if one thing I know, I fall where I grow, I’m walkin’ down this road of mine, this road that I go home”<p/><b>Se:</b> Moonlight Ride by For The Foxes (alt rock)<p/><b>“Just like these city lights, your lips in the sun;</b> we should run like rivers or children should run, and drive”<p/><b>Ni:</b> Skinny Love by Bon Ivar (indie folk)<p/><b>“Come on skinny love, what happened here? Pour a little salt, we were never here;</b> staring at this sink of blood and crushed veneer”<p/><b>Te:</b> In One Ear by Cage The Elephant (alt rock)<p/><b>“So all the critics who despise us, go ahead and criticize us, it’s your tyranny today drives us;</b> adds the fire to our flames”<p/><b>ISTJ:</b> Thinking In Textures by Chet Faker(electronica)<p/><b>Si:</b> Crossroad Blues by Robert Johnson (delta blues)<p/><b>“I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride;</b> nobody seemed to know me, everybody passed me by”<p/><b>Te:</b> Pressure and Time by Rival Sons (rock)<p/><b>“Down to work for the money to earn my keep;</b> hunger’s got a way to tame a man’s pride”<p/><b>Fi:</b> Telescope by Cage the Elephant (alt rock)<p/><b></b> “In the sea, in the street, let me go, let me be, I don’t need to be here, I’m alone, can’t you see?”<p/><b>Ne:</b> St. Walker by Young the Giant (indie rock)<p/><b>“Because I want water where it’s found, but you know;</b> where there is water you’ll drown, drown in it”<p/><b>ISTP:</b> Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys (indie? rock)<p/><b>Ti:</b> Renegades by X Ambassadors (rock)<p/><b>“It’s our time to make a move, it’s our time to make amends, it’s our time to break the rules;</b> let’s begin”<p/><b>Se:</b> Come With Me Now by Kongos (alt rock)<p/><b>“I was born without this fear, now only this seems clear;</b> I need to move, I need to fight, I need to lose myself tonight”<p/><b>Ni:</b> Sober by Childish Gambino (rap?)<p/><b></b> “If you just give it a chance, loving you was not my plan, and I know one day you’ll see all the things that we could be”<p/><b>Fe:</b> Thin Line by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (rap)<p/><b>“Too tired to apologize on this mattress;</b> emotional detachment – what’s the matter? She’s learning that she never should have dated a rapper”<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>
Saint Agatha (c.1635). Andrea Vaccaro (Italian, 1604-1670). Oil on canvas. Prado Museum.
After rejecting magistrate Quintian’s amorous advances, St Agatha was beaten, imprisoned, tortured, and her breasts were crushed and cut off. She told the judge, “Cruel man, have you forgotten your mother and the breast that nourished you, that you dare to mutilate me this way?” God gave her the relief she needed in the form of a vision of Saint Peter who then healed her wounds.
SKYPIEA | for a land of gold and vearth and endless white sea; for the song of ringing bells that fiercely declare we are in the sky! (one piece locations part 6/?) [listen]
i. you got land? (thank an indian) - keith secola and the wild band of indians | ii. bad religion - frank ocean | iii. why - supaman | iv. pray (acoustic) - erised | v. buried in teeth - mariee sioux | vi. angels (kygo edit) - the xx | vii. east of eden (acoustic) - zella day | viii. bury my heart at wounded knee - buffy sainte-marie | ix. hallelujah (cover) - hannah trigwell | x. amazing grace - harlem gospel choir
Wounded German soldiers taken as POWs by American troops during Operation Dragoon wait to be treated by medics at a collection point. Between Cavalaire-sur-Mer and Saint-Raphaël, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. August 1944. By Henry L. Griffin.
As for me, as long as I look at myself my eye is filled with bitterness. But if I look up and fix my eyes on the aid of the Divine Mercy, this happy vision of God soon tempers the bitter image of myself.
In the old days, during the feast of the Theophany, we used to sanctify homes. One year I also went to sanctify. I would knock on the doors of the apartments, they would open for me, and I walked in singing “In Jordan, You were baptized O Lord…”
As I went along the road called Maizonos, I saw an iron door. I opened it, walked into the courtyard which was full of tangerine, orange and lemon trees, and proceeded to the stairs. It was an outdoor staircase that went up, and down was the basement. I climbed the stairs, knocked on the door, and a lady appeared. Since she opened I began my common practice singing, “In Jordan, You were baptized O Lord…” She stopped me abruptly. Meanwhile, girls began to emerge from their rooms after hearing me from the left and right of the hallway. “I see that I fell into a brothel,” I said to myself. The woman walked in front of me to stop.
“Leave,” she told me. “It is not right for them to kiss the Cross. I will kiss the Cross and then you should leave, please.”
I took seriously her disapproving attitude and said: “I cannot leave! I am a priest, I cannot go! I came here to sanctify.”
“Yes, but it is not right for them to kiss the Cross.”
“But we don’t know if it is right for them or you to kiss the Cross. Because if God asks me for whom it is more right to kiss the Cross, the girls or you, I probably would say: ‘It is right for the girls to kiss and not you. Their souls are much better than yours.’”
With that she became a bit red in the face, so I said: “Leave the girls to come kiss the Cross.” I signalled for them to come forward. I began to chant more melodically than before: “In Jordan, You were baptized O Lord…” because I had such joy within me, that God had ordained things so that I may also come to these souls.
They all kissed the Cross. They were all made-up, with colorful skirts, etc. I told them: “My children, many years! God loves us all. He is very good and ‘allows the rain to fall on the righteous and the unrighteous’ (Matt. 5:45). He is the Father of everyone and God cares for everyone. Let us make sure to come to know Him and for us to also love Him and to become good. May you love Him, and then you will see how happy you will be.”
They looked at me, wondering. Something took a hold of their tired souls.
Lastly I told them: “I rejoice that God has made me worthy to come here today to sanctify you. Many years!”
This unique piece of Saints Row concept art was printed on stretched canvas especially for the event, and it attempts to answer the tricky question of how to visualize romance and love in the Saints Row universe.
Hey followers! So I sing in a band called Wounded Saints and we just released a new song today off of our new record “Life in Sequence.” The song is called “Coast” and we had our awesome friend nikcas23 help us by making a lyric video for the song! The EP is set to release 7/1/14 via bandcamp, iTunes, amazon, spotify, etc. I’d really appreciate it if you guys would give this a listen by watching our video! If you dig it, give us a follow or check out our bandcamp! For fans of: Citizen, Balance and Composure, Transit, Manchester Orchestra.