I reblog pretty things. And funny things. And awesome things. Usually relevant-to-my-interests things of course. But sometimes not, if I think they're neat enough.
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know~
Looking on the bright side, now I know how to say various parts of the body in japanese.
Man no everyone in the cast is too damn old for him. :V I know Lightning’s kinda standard but I kinda wish the party splits for a lot of the game as far as I am had been different because I kinda wanna see what h’e like with Vanille. But she’s too old for him too so.
By XIII-2 I could maybe see Serah except there’s no way I’m not shipping her with almost certainly Snow or otherwise Noel or even her sister. Maybe Alyssa for Hope? Except for, uh, spoilers.
Send me a character and i’ll tell you at least two characters I ship them with
Sakura’s failed confession #2
Byakuren and Yukari stands
Neon blue lava pours from Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano. The reason it’s blue is because the mountain contains large amounts of pure sulfur, which emits an icy violet colors as it turns. It turns the rocky slopes into a hot, toxic environment. (Article)
Akatsuki no Yona Opening 1
The lovely model is my lovely friend, Fae. * w * She’s rocking these a lot better than I ever did and I’m the designer LMFAO.
- These are machine washable, though preferably in cold water to keep the color vibrant!
- The stretch goes from 10” to ~22” (Though honestly MY thighs are above 22” and they fit fine HOWEVER they will roll down if you don’t have sock glue or garters holding them up if you have bigger thighs like me U_U)
- Fae is 5’6” and I’m 5’5” and on both of us THEY GO UP REALLY HIGH, almost like tights LMFAO So they should be fine even on taller people but on shorter people I’m sorry that you won’t be getting your zettai ryouiki
- The current price for these are $18 not including shipping but after pre-orders they will jump to $20.
- Pre-order will end next Sunday, October 26
Here’s how Naruto should end: Last panel is Naruto standing proudly over Konohagakure. Slowly zoom out to reveal Luffy staring into a snowglobe with a miniature Konoha inside it. Usopp asks him what he’s doing. Luffy replies “Thinkin’ bout ninjas! Ninjas are cool!” and then chucks it off the ship
Today the Archie McPhee Library explores a particularly fascinating part of the English language, collective nouns, words that denote a group of things (a “school of fish”, for example). An Exaltation of Larks [Buy on Amazon] by James Lipton (yes, the same James Lipton of Inside the Actors Studio) is an entertaining and exhaustive assemblage of collective nouns, over 1,100 over them, beautifully illustrated with hundreds of engravings created by 19th century French illustrator J.J. Grandville.
An “exaltation of larks”? Yes! And a “leap of leopards,” a “parliament of owls,” an “ostentation of peacocks,” a “smack of jellyfish,” and a “murder of crows”! For those who have ever wondered if the familiar “pride of lions” and “gaggle of geese” were only the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lipton has provided the definitive answer: here are hundreds of equally pithy, and often poetic, terms unearthed by Mr. Lipton in the Books of Venery that were the constant study of anyone who aspired to the title of gentleman in the fifteenth century. When Mr. Lipton’s painstaking research revealed that five hundred years ago the terms of venery had already been turned into the Game of Venery, he embarked on an odyssey that has given us a “slouch of models,” a “shrivel of critics,” an “unction of undertakers,” a “blur of Impressionists,” a “score of bachelors,” and a “pocket of quarterbacks.”
Here’s what Lipton himself had to say about what inspired him to write this awesome book:
"I cornered the market on the most peculiar habit of the English language, namely the designation of groups of things by a term. We all know a few, a gaggle of geese, a pride of lions, a host of angels, and we use them without thinking about them. A chorus of complaint. One day I suddenly thought to myself, why a gaggle of geese, why a pride of lions? A pride of lions – pride, really, it is the quintessence of a lion; he’s proud. Who said that we will capture the entire quintessence of this beast in a single word, a pride of lions? And that started me on a search that lasted for years."
We use collective nouns all the time, sometimes without even thinking about them (think “flight of stairs”), but this book reveals that there are far more of them in existence than we ever dreamt. It’s one of the most amusing reference books we’ve ever encountered and, ultimately, it’s also a wonderful love letter to the English language. Which is why, in turn, this book is a must-have for anyone in love with words.
fucking dinosaurs got this
I remember this show as being way smarter than it should have been, but DAMN.
I just 3D printed an entire cabinet science is amazing
Track: Revolutionary Girl Utena - Rinbu Revolution (8-Bit Mix)
Album: 8-Bit Anime Theme Covers
Revolutionary Girl Utena - Rinbu Revolution (8-Bit Mix)
Seattle-based artist Carol Milne knits with glass, or rather, she creates wonderful glass sculptures that make it seem as though she’s either a superhuman glass knitter or in possession of enchanted knitting needles and very specialized gloves. The reality is actually much more complicated, but no less awesome. Milne invented her glass knitting technique back in 2006. It’s a process that involves knitting with wax instead of glass, followed by lost-wax casting, mold-making and kiln-casting.
First, a model of the sculpture is made from wax which is then encased by a refractory mold material that can withstand extremely high temperatures. Next, hot steam is used to melt the wax, leaving behind an empty cavity in the shape of the artwork. Pieces of room temperature glass are then placed inside the mold which is then heated to 1,400-1,600 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the type of glass. Afterward, the piece is slowly cooled over a period of several weeks, followed by a careful excavation process, where Milne delicately chips away like an archaeologist to reveal the final piece.