Female Character Meme: Day Sixteen: A mother character - Valka
You came early into this world. You were such a wee thing. So frail and so fragile. I feared that you wouldn’t make it. But your father, he never doubted. He always said you would become the strongest of them all. And he was right. You have the heart of a chief and the soul of a dragon. Only you can bring our worlds together. That is who you are, son.
No Sven, we're not going back. She's with her true love.Best One Yet
I love these transitional gifs
why does animation
shot as live action
than live action shot as live action
because animation can do this cinematically that live action cannot (without relying on well, animation!). It presents to you a reality that you become more immersed in because it doesnt exist. Its called psychoanalytic film theory and its very interesting!!
YES THIS. THIS IS WHY. I never knew how to explain it to people. But its like…I can become more attached to and immersed in animation because im not looking at actors pretending to be something. This is created from the ground up TO be something.
Arturo lives in the blistering sun of Argentina. A naturally Arctic animal spends his days living in 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) of nothing but heat.
If this upsets you as much as it upsets me, please consider signing the following petitions:
Please allow Arturo to have a better life in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada
Quickly issue a special import permit to Canada for Arturo the Polar bear.
Free Arturo, Argentina’s only polar bear, from living hell!!!
FREE ARTURO: The Polar Bear In Despair
If you know of any more petitions I can add, please let me know and I’ll add them right away.
Let’s rescue this poor little guy together!
This breaks my heart!! Ugh poor guy!
The first photo is so heartbreaking.
Poor baby :(
wait till the end
There are about a billion arrangements of “Bad Apple!!” but this one, performed with traditional Japanese instruments, is one of the best and most unique that I’ve seen.
It’s the complete opposite of the bouncy techno remixes (which, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy) that make up a lot of Touhou Project fan music, and actually feels a lot truer to the nature of Gensokyo.
more bear owls
based on my favorite owls <3
nefertsukia replied to your post “Setting up my personal art blog! euurrrgh I’m so bad at picking…”
for art? there’s an adorable indie theme… erm… safe as milk? oh, I forget what it is. darn. -__- hasdjhgd
Oh dang I’m only just now seeing this…sorry!! But yeah, just for my own original art, while this one will just be for fanart! :D Oh man, I’m all ABOUT adorable indie themes! But that’s okay, I got one set up earlier, but I might poke around for the one you’re thinking of, since I’m curious now!
During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
Mission fucking accomplished
Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.
It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.
You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.
The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.
The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.
Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.
So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.
Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.
These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!
reblogging for the sweet history lesson
I only have like, 3 posts up now, so it’s still pretty bare, but I’m definitely gonna work on filling it up more!
Here’s my blog, if you want to check it out! Remember, I’m only going to post original art there, while I’ll post whatever fanart I make here, like always! Hopefully I’ll break out of this creative rut and start making a name for myself and my art! :’D