IT TOOK ME TWO TIMES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON, HOLY FUCKING SHIT MY SIDES.
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I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior. I had a real sword with me, too. I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion. Some woman walks by, with her little girl. The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight. But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.” You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?” And the girl looked around and saw me. I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood. So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?” And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating. Like she thinks I’m going to say no. So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her. And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.” I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.
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For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.
The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivingly slow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.
This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.
The more you know.
Cool as hell
would have been neat if they had sung too, though! I mean there are lyrics preserved so it would have been fairly easy to make it sound even closer to the original, wouldn’t it? this is interesting but a very bare bones version.
it sounds a lot like ‘suvivirsi’, a song finns sing every single year when the schools end. the funny thing is that the origin of suvivirsi is not known, we only know that it came to finland from sweden, but apparently christians just hogged it for themselves in 1600s and made religious lyrics to go with it. not the first time theyve christianized our stuff.
this was a fun thing to notice. never knew it was an old viking song
fascinating! According to wikipdia, the original means either mean something like I dreamt a dream last night of silk and fine fur/I dreamt a dream last night of silk and expensive cloth or I dreamt a dream last night of justice and fair play/I dreamt a dream last night of equality and honest measure. I don’t know what the christian Finnish text is, but if the justice interpretation is correct, it would sort of make sense to christianise it wouldn’t it? They do like their justice themes. What does the new text mean?
yeah, i mean it does totally make sense to christianize an old dancefloor killer, people already know the beat, so its really genius pr trick to turn it into a psalm about god being a great dude!
actually the finnish lyrics have completely stripped off the justice thing, i checked the swedish and norse lyrics as well and finnish and norse lyrics are just translations from the swedish one, no change in message at all.
Basically the lyrics are like this (ill only translate one passage):
Taas niityt vihannoivat
ja laiho laaksossa,
puut metsän huminoivat
Se meille muistuttaapi
se vuosi vuodelta.
The meadows are green yet again
and the growing grain in the valleys
trees are whooshing
covered in curtains made out of leaves
that reminds us
the greatness of god
your miracles it advertises
each and every year
so not a single word of justice. but i bet it was a goldmine to use this tune for religious reasons if it was already associated with justice.
Really missed their chance there then! That’s pretty cheesy. Although I guess it makes sense to sing something about the grass being green again when school’s out and summer finally begins again.
Bracelets of NimlotSaid to be from
Sais, the western Nile Delta, Egypt
22nd Dynasty, around 940 BC
The son of king Sheshonq I, founder of the 22nd Dynasty
I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in 3D.
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The people who say that there’s no sexism in gaming; do they ever wonder why “trolls” consistently target people who point out sexism and take it to these extremes or is the whole thing just random chance to them every single time?
Wow. I watched this video a few months back, and I had no idea this had happened. I ultimately stopped being an active online gamer due to the harassment. Getting a message saying “hey whore” every time I logged onto PSN. Or being told a variety of sexually explicit things while playing online… it’s exhausting. Poor girl.
just the two of us
How can you make the two greatest assassins in the universe completely useless and boring?
I loved GotG, but this is fantastic and true.
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