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The genius who misspelled her own url

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Jórunn skáldamaer, 10th century
Art by Mikaela Bergquist (tumblr)
Jórunn skáldmær (Jórunn the poet-maiden) was a Norwegian skáld.  Like the bards of Celtic courts, skálds were employed by Scandinavian and Icelandic nobles to compose complicated verse in praise of their patron.  Skálds also often served as advisers.  
Jórunn is the only known named female skáld who seems to have filled the role of adviser at court.  Only a single partial composition of Jórunn’s survives.  Two stanzas and three half-stanzas of Sendibítr (“Biting message”) were recorded by the Icelandic poet and historian Snorri Sturluson approximately 300 years after the initial composition.  

coolchicksfromhistory:

Jórunn skáldamaer, 10th century

Art by Mikaela Bergquist (tumblr)

Jórunn skáldmær (Jórunn the poet-maiden) was a Norwegian skáld.  Like the bards of Celtic courts, skálds were employed by Scandinavian and Icelandic nobles to compose complicated verse in praise of their patron.  Skálds also often served as advisers

Jórunn is the only known named female skáld who seems to have filled the role of adviser at court.  Only a single partial composition of Jórunn’s survives.  Two stanzas and three half-stanzas of Sendibítr (“Biting message”) were recorded by the Icelandic poet and historian Snorri Sturluson approximately 300 years after the initial composition.  

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maxkirin:

"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost

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Feline Comparison: Huge by sindos

why is the snow leopard “ounce”

Ounce is the traditional name for the snow leopard. Although not really in common use anymore it is still an acceptable alternative name for the species. 

I assume since “snow leopard” wouldn’t have fitted into the space it made sense for the person who made it to use ounce instead. 


A fuck-ton of feline comparison references.

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jollydreamsxd:

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There’s a reason why people have phobias of the open waters.

It’s called imagination.

Let’s hope Percy doesn’t have to deal with these buggers. The boy deserves a break.

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