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Preferred version: dusty-purple I just love the myth of Persephone, i mean the real, original version of it, because it's not like she got kidnapped, no, this bitch was la-de-da-ing in a meadow and she just happened to find an entrance to the Underworld and she was like "Imma check this out. And she just wanders into the Underworld and discovers that hey this place ain't too bad. Meanwhile Hades is in the background"????? UM??? PRETTY GIRL??? WHY ARE YOU HERE?????? YOU AREN'T DEAD??? And Persephone (who was originally called Kore just a little fyi) just looked at him and said "I like it here. I'm staying. And Hades kinda just went with it, until Demeter started throwing the temper tantrum of the millenium upstairs and Zeus had to intervene because this shit was getting out of hand and its actually his job to be admistrator of justice. Which considering the shit he gets up to is kinda histerical but that's another story there. And basically Persephone wasn't a prisoner or kidnap victim at all she just really loved the Underworld and her (eventual) husband, and the Greeks feared her arguably more than her husband because Hades could be reasoned with but Persephone was the one laying the smack down on sinners, and really, who wouldn't be at least a little scared of someone who's name means something along the lines of "the destroyer Basically, Persephone is amazing and everbody needs to get on her level garnetthefirst ithink the best part of that myth is that Zeus decided to change Kore's name to Persephone (basically "the one who brings chaos") only because she wanted to stay in the underworld and SHE WOULDNT FUCKING LISTEN then Zeus, all-mighty king of the gods, kinda gives up and goes "fine, but you're going to visit your mom "also, I changed your name "get rekt achillvs Also, if I'm not mistaken, Kore means "little girl so imagine going from that to "chaos bringer parzifalsjudgment I mean, going from little girl to chaos bringer sounds like a p solid deal to me, sign me up Source: dusty-purple 86,676 notes Preferred version
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virulentblog: plaid-flannel: Seen in the window at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, Maine. Photo: Bill Roorbach Except America wasn’t an endless expanse of forest with no certain borders. At least not while human beings inhabited it. The idea that native peoples did not cultivate or shape our land and that we had no borders is white propaganda meant to dehumanize and de-legitimize native peoples. This illustration here show Apalachee people using slash and burn methods for agriculture. Fires were set regularly to intention burn down forests and plains. Why would we do this? Well because an unregulated forest isn’t that great for people, actually. We set fires to destroy new forest growth and undergrowth, and to remove trees, allowing for easier game hunting, nutrient enriched soil, and better growth rates for crops and herbs we used in food and medicine. Pre-Colonial New England, where my tribe the Abenaki are from, looked more like an extensive meadow or savannah with trees growing in pockets and groves. Enough woodland to support birds, deer, and moose, but not too much to make hunting difficult. We carefully shaped the land around us to suit our needs as a thriving and successful people. Slash and burn agriculture was practiced virtually everywhere in the new world, from the pacific coast to chesapeake bay, from panama to quebec. It was a highly successful way of revitalizing the land and promoting crop growth, as well as preventing massive forest fires that thrive in unregulated forests. Berries were the major source of fruit for my tribe, and we needed to burn the undergrowth so they could grow. That changed when white people invaded, and brought with them disease. In my tribe, up to 9 in 10 people died. 90% of our people perished not from violence starvation, but from disease. Entire villages would be decimated, struck down by small pox. Suddenly, we couldn’t care for the land anymore. There weren’t enough of us to maintain a vast, carefully structured ecological system like we had for thousands of years. We didn’t have the numbers, or strength. So the trees grew back and unregulated. We couldn’t set fires anymore, and we couldn’t cultivate the land. And white people would make certain we never could again. Timber, after all, was the most important export from New England.  Endless trees and untamed wilderness is a nice fantasy. But it’s a very white fantasy, one that erases the history of my people and of my land. One that paints native peoples are merely parasites leeching off the land, not masters of the earth who new the right balance of hunting and agriculture. It robs us of our agency as people, and takes our accomplishments from us. Moreover, it implies that only white people ever discovered the power to shape the world around them, and that mere brown people can’t possibly have had anything to do with changing our environment. Don’t bring back untamed wilderness. Bring back my fire setters, my tree sappers, my farmers and my fishers. Bring back my people who were here first.  Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_use_of_fire#Role_of_fire_by_natives https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev3_000385.pdf http://www.sidalc.net/repdoc/A11604i/A11604i.pdf For those curious I recommend reading Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England.https://books.google.com/books/about/Changes_in_the_Land.html?id=AHclmuykdBQCprintsec=frontcoversource=kp_read_button#v=onepageqf=false : MAKE AMERICA AN ENDLESS EXPANSE OF OLD-GROWTH FOREST WITH NO CERTAIN BORDERS AGAIN virulentblog: plaid-flannel: Seen in the window at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, Maine. Photo: Bill Roorbach Except America wasn’t an endless expanse of forest with no certain borders. At least not while human beings inhabited it. The idea that native peoples did not cultivate or shape our land and that we had no borders is white propaganda meant to dehumanize and de-legitimize native peoples. This illustration here show Apalachee people using slash and burn methods for agriculture. Fires were set regularly to intention burn down forests and plains. Why would we do this? Well because an unregulated forest isn’t that great for people, actually. We set fires to destroy new forest growth and undergrowth, and to remove trees, allowing for easier game hunting, nutrient enriched soil, and better growth rates for crops and herbs we used in food and medicine. Pre-Colonial New England, where my tribe the Abenaki are from, looked more like an extensive meadow or savannah with trees growing in pockets and groves. Enough woodland to support birds, deer, and moose, but not too much to make hunting difficult. We carefully shaped the land around us to suit our needs as a thriving and successful people. Slash and burn agriculture was practiced virtually everywhere in the new world, from the pacific coast to chesapeake bay, from panama to quebec. It was a highly successful way of revitalizing the land and promoting crop growth, as well as preventing massive forest fires that thrive in unregulated forests. Berries were the major source of fruit for my tribe, and we needed to burn the undergrowth so they could grow. That changed when white people invaded, and brought with them disease. In my tribe, up to 9 in 10 people died. 90% of our people perished not from violence starvation, but from disease. Entire villages would be decimated, struck down by small pox. Suddenly, we couldn’t care for the land anymore. There weren’t enough of us to maintain a vast, carefully structured ecological system like we had for thousands of years. We didn’t have the numbers, or strength. So the trees grew back and unregulated. We couldn’t set fires anymore, and we couldn’t cultivate the land. And white people would make certain we never could again. Timber, after all, was the most important export from New England.  Endless trees and untamed wilderness is a nice fantasy. But it’s a very white fantasy, one that erases the history of my people and of my land. One that paints native peoples are merely parasites leeching off the land, not masters of the earth who new the right balance of hunting and agriculture. It robs us of our agency as people, and takes our accomplishments from us. Moreover, it implies that only white people ever discovered the power to shape the world around them, and that mere brown people can’t possibly have had anything to do with changing our environment. Don’t bring back untamed wilderness. Bring back my fire setters, my tree sappers, my farmers and my fishers. Bring back my people who were here first.  Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_use_of_fire#Role_of_fire_by_natives https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev3_000385.pdf http://www.sidalc.net/repdoc/A11604i/A11604i.pdf For those curious I recommend reading Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England.https://books.google.com/books/about/Changes_in_the_Land.html?id=AHclmuykdBQCprintsec=frontcoversource=kp_read_button#v=onepageqf=false

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<p><a href="http://dieselbrain.tumblr.com/post/173494856905/hope-yall-are-in-the-mood-for-hotdogs-this-past" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">dieselbrain</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Hope y’all are in the mood for hotdogs, this past month we finished up Kreyton’s scenes for cloud meadow!</p><p><a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.patreon.com%2Fposts%2Fpublic-release-17891765&amp;t=YzBmODU5YWU3ZWI4N2ViOGJmZjI4OTY0ZmI4MTExNzVhNjQwZGFjNixoNDNiaXJvOA%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AglVmnhlOStcZ69C52MTc4Q&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Fdieselbrain.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F172599496570%2Fdieselbrain-were-still-plugging-away-at-cloud&amp;m=1" target="_blank">https://www.patreon.com/posts/public-release-17891765</a><br/></p><p>Drop us some criticism or suggestions, and if you can, a pledge would be greatly appreciated (and give you access to the latest builds and updates)!</p><p> (both characters are 18+, Kreyton is literally like 12 feet tall) <br/></p></blockquote>: <p><a href="http://dieselbrain.tumblr.com/post/173494856905/hope-yall-are-in-the-mood-for-hotdogs-this-past" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">dieselbrain</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Hope y’all are in the mood for hotdogs, this past month we finished up Kreyton’s scenes for cloud meadow!</p><p><a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.patreon.com%2Fposts%2Fpublic-release-17891765&amp;t=YzBmODU5YWU3ZWI4N2ViOGJmZjI4OTY0ZmI4MTExNzVhNjQwZGFjNixoNDNiaXJvOA%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AglVmnhlOStcZ69C52MTc4Q&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Fdieselbrain.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F172599496570%2Fdieselbrain-were-still-plugging-away-at-cloud&amp;m=1" target="_blank">https://www.patreon.com/posts/public-release-17891765</a><br/></p><p>Drop us some criticism or suggestions, and if you can, a pledge would be greatly appreciated (and give you access to the latest builds and updates)!</p><p> (both characters are 18+, Kreyton is literally like 12 feet tall) <br/></p></blockquote>
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Nicholas Dworet was a handsome young man with a wonderful smile who was going to swim at the University of Indianapolis. He won’t be swimming at Indy this fall because he was shot and killed in the Parkland shooting. Scott Beigel was a geography teacher. He taught kids in Florida about the world beyond them. He won’t be teaching children any more because he was shot and killed ushering students into a classroom - we know that because Kelsey Friend, one of his students, tearfully stated that he saved her life. Aaron Feis, a football coach, ran TOWARD the bullets to save his students - shot and killed - we know this on the authority of Colton Haab, a 17 year old student who witnessed all of it. Joaquin Oliver migrated from Venezuela at age 3 to have a better life here. He just got his citizenship last year. His friends called him “Guac”. Shot and killed attending school. Alyssa Alhadeff. Martin Duque Anguiano. Jaime Guttenberg. Chris Hixon - athletic director - “awesome husband” - a teacher who gave kids lunch money if they needed it. Luke Hoyer. Cara Loughran. Gina Montalto. Alaina Petty. Meadow Pollack. Helena Ramsay. Alex Schachter. Carmen Schentrup. Peter Wang. That’s too many names! Too many! Too many 😢. Honor them today. Honor them with change so that their death was not in vain. Let’s make sure that thoughts and prayers don’t carry the day this time. We can do more so let’s do it. Bless up 😞: This dog lives beside my sister's school he drops by and waits patiently for the kids to pet him. @DrSmashlove Reddit u/seanc90 Nicholas Dworet was a handsome young man with a wonderful smile who was going to swim at the University of Indianapolis. He won’t be swimming at Indy this fall because he was shot and killed in the Parkland shooting. Scott Beigel was a geography teacher. He taught kids in Florida about the world beyond them. He won’t be teaching children any more because he was shot and killed ushering students into a classroom - we know that because Kelsey Friend, one of his students, tearfully stated that he saved her life. Aaron Feis, a football coach, ran TOWARD the bullets to save his students - shot and killed - we know this on the authority of Colton Haab, a 17 year old student who witnessed all of it. Joaquin Oliver migrated from Venezuela at age 3 to have a better life here. He just got his citizenship last year. His friends called him “Guac”. Shot and killed attending school. Alyssa Alhadeff. Martin Duque Anguiano. Jaime Guttenberg. Chris Hixon - athletic director - “awesome husband” - a teacher who gave kids lunch money if they needed it. Luke Hoyer. Cara Loughran. Gina Montalto. Alaina Petty. Meadow Pollack. Helena Ramsay. Alex Schachter. Carmen Schentrup. Peter Wang. That’s too many names! Too many! Too many 😢. Honor them today. Honor them with change so that their death was not in vain. Let’s make sure that thoughts and prayers don’t carry the day this time. We can do more so let’s do it. Bless up 😞

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Hope they’re in a better place now, sad to see, so much life left to live. Also, I don’t think gun control will help anything, or giving teachers guns? What are people thinking “let’s give every teach a gun” that will probably only make things worse. I was thinking throwing 1-2 friendly armed police officers in the school will help. Not just normal police officers, ones that wanna help kids do good in life, teach people new things, interact with students more. I know some schools probably already got one. Also them wearing normal work clothes not full on body gear: 17 Victims Chris Hixon, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Gina Montalto, Scott Beigel, Alyssa Alhadeff, Joaquin Oliver, Jaime Guttenberg, Martin Duque, Meadow Pollack, Alex Schachter, Peter Wang, Helena Ramsay, Alaina Petty, Carmen Schentrup, Cara Loughran, Luke Hoyer Hope they’re in a better place now, sad to see, so much life left to live. Also, I don’t think gun control will help anything, or giving teachers guns? What are people thinking “let’s give every teach a gun” that will probably only make things worse. I was thinking throwing 1-2 friendly armed police officers in the school will help. Not just normal police officers, ones that wanna help kids do good in life, teach people new things, interact with students more. I know some schools probably already got one. Also them wearing normal work clothes not full on body gear

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i used to think that gun control wasn’t the most important part of reducing the number of school shootings; i thought that our country needed to focus on mental health more than guns. but after this shit that happened where so many people died for no fucking reason i’ve really think that the government just needs to really get their shit together and do SOMETHING to change?? like they don’t do anything but say “thoughts and prayers”. i’m sorry but that shit is absolutely useless your fucking prayers don’t matter, your thoughts don’t help save lives use your power and help end this cycle of DEATH. please. please research which politicians in your area will actually try to change and vote for them. don’t let another fucking teenager or child or adult die for no reason!!!!!!! people have so much to live for. but u know this just me rambling: 17 Victims - Chris Hixon, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Gina Montalto, Scott Beigel, Alyssa Alhadeff, Joaquin Oliver, Jaime Guttenberg, Martin Duque, Meadow Pollack, Alex Schachter, Peter Wang, Helena Ramsay, Alaina Petty, Carmen Schentrup, Cara Loughran, Luke Hoyer i used to think that gun control wasn’t the most important part of reducing the number of school shootings; i thought that our country needed to focus on mental health more than guns. but after this shit that happened where so many people died for no fucking reason i’ve really think that the government just needs to really get their shit together and do SOMETHING to change?? like they don’t do anything but say “thoughts and prayers”. i’m sorry but that shit is absolutely useless your fucking prayers don’t matter, your thoughts don’t help save lives use your power and help end this cycle of DEATH. please. please research which politicians in your area will actually try to change and vote for them. don’t let another fucking teenager or child or adult die for no reason!!!!!!! people have so much to live for. but u know this just me rambling
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Persephone: dusty-purple I just love the myth of Persephone, i mean the real, original version of it, because it's not like she got kidnapped, no, this bitch was la-de-da-ing in a meadow and she just happened to find an entrance to the Underworld and she was like "Imma check this out. And she just wanders into the Underworid and discovers that hey this place ain't too bad Meanwhile Hades is in the background??2?? UM??? PRETTY GIRL?? WHY ARE YOU HERE?????? YOU AREN'T DEAD??? And Persephone (who was originally called Kore just a little fyi) just looked at him and said "I like it here. I'm staying." And Hades kinda just went with it, until Demeter started throwing the temper tantrum of the millenium upstairs and Zeus had to intervene because this shit was getting out of hand and its actually his job to be admistrator of justice Which considering the shit he gets up to is kinda histerical but that's another story there. And basically Persephone wasn't a prisoner or kidnap victim at all she just really loved the Underworld and her (eventual) husband, and the Greeks feared her arguably more than her husband because Hades could be reasoned with but Persephone was the one laying the smack down on sinners and really, who wouldn't be at least a little scared of someone who's name means something along the lines of "the destroyer Basically, Persephone is amazing and everbody needs to get on her level garnetthefirst i think the best part of that myth is that Zeus decided to change Kore's name to Persephone (basically "the one who brings chaos") only because she wanted to stay in the underworld and SHE WOULDN'T FUCKING LISTEN then Zeus, all-mighty king of the gods, kinda gives up and goes fine, but you're going to visit your mom "also, I changed your name "get rekt achillvs Also, if I'm not mistaken, Kore means little girl so imagine going from that to "chaos bringer parzifalsjudgment I mean, going from little girl to chaos bringer sounds like a p solid deal to me sign me up Source: dusty-purple 86,676 notes Persephone
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