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kmullett:

canoncosplayers:

The amazing amberarden as ” Snowbafett”

 She was such a doll!

https://www.facebook.com/CanonCosplayers

EPIC!

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unlucky-artist:

Maybe the best sarcastic conversation in tv history 

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recursorsprite:

Alright so I’ve seen a lot of discussion on Sugilite’s character design, and I’ve mostly seem comparisons to gorillas (or the great ape from Dragon Ball Z), tarantulas and foo dogs. And I do agree that she does share certain characteristics with all of them. But there is actually one very obvious one that I have seen no one bring up, and I think it is actually a very important one to be considering.

I took a World Religions course in grade 11, and happened to learn about this:

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Looks a bit familiar, doesn’t she?

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That lovely and most terrifying woman you see is Kali, wife of Shiva the Destroyer, and an important Goddess in the Hindu religion. And here is an excerpt from Encyclopedia Britannica in regards to this particular deity (I’ll be bolding the important bits):

Kali, ( Sanskrit: “She Who Is Black” or “She Who is Death”) in Hinduism, goddess of time, doomsday, and death, or the black goddess (the feminine form of Sanskrit kala, “time-doomsday-death,” or “black”). Kali’s iconography, cult, and mythology commonly associate her with death, sexuality, violence, and, paradoxically in some later traditions, with motherly love. Although depicted in many forms throughout South Asia (and now much of the world), Kali is most often characterized as black or blue, partially or completely naked, with a long lolling tongue, multiple arms, a skirt or girdle of human arms, a necklace of decapitated heads, and a decapitated head in one of her hands. She is often portrayed standing or dancing on her husband, the god Shiva, who lies prostrate beneath her.

Now then, lets go point for point. Is Sugilite’s skin/hair black or blue (or purple in this case)? Yes. Did Garnet and Amethyst’s fusion dance have… suggestive undertones? Most certainly. Was she violent? Boy was she. Her clothes ripped and in some parts revealing? Yup. Multiple arms? Most certainly. And while the paragraph doesn’t point this out specifically, both Sugilite and Kali have a long black bush of hair at the back, and both have wicked evil looking grins. In addition, while I don’t think Kali has an eye in the middle of her forehead, she does have something I can’t quite make out and don’t remember the name of, but it can clearly be connected to the eye in the middle of Sugilite’s forehead.

And, from another source here, we have this excerpt.

Kali is the fearful and ferocious form of the mother goddess. She assumed the form of a powerful goddess and became popular with the composition of the Devi Mahatmya, a text of the 5th - 6th century AD. Here she is depicted as having born from the brow of Goddess Durga during one of her battles with the evil forces. As the legend goes, in the battle, Kali was so much involved in the killing spree that she got carried away and began destroying everything in sight. To stop her, Lord Shiva threw himself under her feet. Shocked at this sight, Kali stuck out her tongue in astonishment, and put an end to her homicidal rampage. Hence the common image of Kali shows her in her mêlée mood, standing with one foot on Shiva’s chest, with her enormous tongue stuck out.

Did Sugilite, originally formed to help forces of good (in this case, saving television), eventually lose control of herself and start “destroying everything in sight”? Very evidently.  But seeing as there was no Shiva counterpart, nothing could’ve placated Sugilite, and the next best option was to have Pearl face her in line with the episode’s moral.

Taking into further account that Opal was very clearly inspired by a Hindu goddess, I’m pretty much certain Sugilite was based off of Kali, with a face intended to resemble a foo dog. This makes Sugilite’s design a combination of a Chinese cultural symbol and a Hindu mythological deity. The fact that SU takes the time to incorporate these things into its art and story really makes me happy.

The more you know.

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artbooksnat:

Mawaru Penguindrum (輪るピングドラム) finished background art of the Takakura household, by art director Kentaro Akiyama (秋山健太郎).

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medievalpoc:

^ This is the British Library Digitized Manuscripts Site.

A lot of people have asked about my process doing research for medievalpoc. I use a lot of resources and tools that are readily available for anyone to use, and this is one of them. There are thousands of manuscripts available to just page through and zoom in on, as if you had the book right in front of you.

If the idea of searching through endless lists of titles and numbers is daunting to you, the Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Collection has a blog.

The blog makes topical posts with images of the manuscripts according to those topics, and then links to the full manuscripts, so you can go looking at them yourself:

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Like so:

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You can learn what the heck a Leucrota is supposed to be here.

They also have a Twitter.

One of the best things about medievalpoc is that I get to see people get excited about art and history, and if you decide you’d like to go exploring, this is a great place to do that. I think the manuscript viewer is relatively user-friendly, and there’s a ton of information about the histories of the manuscripts themselves there, too.

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joshuathomas86:

Learn how to make these at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-H4vbNPo_g :D

Sooo cute!

jonsnowknowsnothin:

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jonsnowknowsnothin:

jonsnowknowsnothin’s SUPER SHINY HOENN GIVEAWAY!!

to celebrate the upcoming release of Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, all these generation 3 pokemon are up for grabs!
for starters, there will be SEVENTEEN WINNERS! each of these winners will get THREE pokemon each!! (first place will choose first, second place choosing second and so on)
and that is just to start of with.. for every 500 notes this post gets I will add another winner and another three pokemon! (Upto 2500 notes!)
rules
  • only reblogs count as entries! likes don’t count. (you can reblog as much as you like, but please don’t spam your followers!) you can like it to remind you to reblog later, or so you know you have reblogged it! (it just wont be an entry)
  • you do not need to follow me to win! (but if you do i will give you an extra entry as a thankyou!)
  • you must be happy to exchange friend codes with me, have a copy of pokemon x or y, and access to wi-fi to receive your prizes
  • you need to have an open ask box! if i cannot contact you on tumblr, then you forfeit your winnings, and another winner will be chosen to fill your spot.
  • winners will be chosen via a random number generator, and given 24 hours to respond before another winner is chosen!

if you have any questions please don’t be afraid to send me an ask, I am happy to answer!!

GIVEAWAY WILL END ON AUGUST 8th!!

wow 500 notes have passed while I was sleeping! and as promised, ANOTHER WINNER and THREE MORE POKEMON have been added!

another 500 notes and another winner! these pokemon have been added!

wow! time for another winner, and another full set of shiny starters up for grabs!

we are up to 21 winners! these pokemon have been added, and another set will be added at 2500 notes!

last set of pokemon added, and a 22nd winner!

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piranhapunk:

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Twenty-five years and three days later, reality takes a tip from fiction and charts “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new album Mandatory Fun at number one, with over 100,000 sales during it’s first week. In his 31 year long career, with 14 studio albums to his name, this is the first time he’s hit the top- and the first comedy album by ANY artist to hit #1 since 1960! Congratulations, Al! image

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