Week 106: Vikings

Posted: 03/05/2014 in Operation Mission Briefing
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The theme selected for week one-o-six will be: Vikings.

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Since we’ve pasted American Football season, it is safe to bring up the age when roving bands of Scandinavian raiders were the scourge of Europe. Vikings are a tough group to tackle. While in one respect they are universally hailed for being absolute bad asses. The idea of fierce Viking warriors is a token of pride by those whose ancestry hails from Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Even for those who don’t have a drop of Norse blood in them, the ideas of Courage, Strength and Valor are admired. Of course there is the fact that the Vikings were assholes, complete fucking assholes. In some cases, the Vikings who raided and raped their way along the coast were outcast from Scandinavia. The explorers who settled Iceland, Greenland and even America were pushed further and further from their homelands, mostly because they were such total assholes that were kicked out of civilized Europe. Perhaps I’m being harsh, after all, back in those days just about everyone would have been considered psychotic, murderous assholes. Ah, the Middle Ages.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Vikings.

All art work is due on Thursday, 3.13.13. Submissions will be published the following Friday, 3.14.13

Want to suggest a new theme? Send your ideas with your submission.

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