Death and the Sprig of Acacia by: Jonathan Guthmann
Look at this cute fucking thing.
I want twenty of them.
oh wow that’s SO cool i’ve never seen one of these before
I can’t brain this. They look like miniatures.
this lens will cost you your arms, your legs, and your grand kids.
learning how to block in and work around my shapes
The Army Ranger Wing (ARW) is the special forces unit of the Irish Defence Forces.
As Ireland’s premier hostage rescue unit, it trains closely with the specialised firearms service of An Garda Síochána (known as the Emergency Response Unit or ERU) and also trains and operates with many international special operations units worldwide, including the U.S. Army Rangers (upon whom the unit was based), French GIGN, German GSG 9, Polish GROM, Swedish SOG, Italian COMSUBIN,Australian SASR,New Zealand SAS, and Canadian Joint Task Force 2 among others.
The unit’s name in Irish is Sciathán Fiannóglach an Airm. “Fiannóglach” (representing “Ranger”) is an amalgamation of two words. “Fiann” is closest to the English word “warrior”, and refers to the ancient band of warriors known as Na Fianna in Irish Mythology. “Óglach” (or “óg laoch”) literally means “young soldier” and is often translated as “volunteer”. Use in this context refers to the name of the Defence Forces in Irish: Óglaigh na hÉireann (“Irish Volunteers”). Na Fianna were purportedly expert warriors, so the addition of the word Fian- before Oglaigh denotes an elite element to the wing.
The unit’s motto - “Glaine ár gcroí, neart ár ngéag agus beart de réir ár mbriathar” - translates to “The purity of our hearts, the strength of our limbs and our commitment to our promise.”