doodlething:

oh no

doodlething:

oh no


canaryko:

There was this couple from my school quacking aggressively at each other outside of the Walmart today it got pretty intense.

canaryko:

There was this couple from my school quacking aggressively at each other outside of the Walmart today it got pretty intense.


matsuokarin-senpai:

More little swimming babies, this time Rin. yay.


immabutterfish:

"From the moment we met, my world has kept expanding.This great big world that goes on forever…If you just look up, I know you’ll see it too, Haru."


thora-hathi:

you can sink to the bottom of the sea, just don’t go without me

/ those preview pics killed me Rin’s face killed me can he please don’t stare at Haru like that or maybe while he’s so at it please make him never stop / now I’m going to sleep I’m exhausted and my hand is turning  a bit purple is it a bad thing / ugh I’m gonna die in those two weeks /

thora-hathi:

you can sink to the bottom of the sea, just don’t go without me

/ those preview pics killed me Rin’s face killed me can he please don’t stare at Haru like that or maybe while he’s so at it please make him never stop / now I’m going to sleep I’m exhausted and my hand is turning  a bit purple is it a bad thing / ugh I’m gonna die in those two weeks /


unclefather:

this horse ate my icecream


lilyfanciesprongs:

staringdownhippogriffs:

sirius i never understood why you act so guilty like why couldn’t you say “nah im just here to kill the rat” instead of “only one will die tonight”

I think people just haven’t completely grasped the concept that Sirius Black is the biggest drama queen of all time


sunflowyr:

errolwiththepost:

congenitaldisease:

Daniele Watts, an African-American actress who has starred in Hollywood films such as Django Unchained, was “handcuffed and detained” by Los Angeles police officers after being mistaken for a prostitute for kissing her white husband in public.

More on this story can be found here

"She said when she reminded the officer of his oath to "protect and serve," he replied, 'My job's not to serve people like you.' ”

sunflowyr:

errolwiththepost:

congenitaldisease:

Daniele Watts, an African-American actress who has starred in Hollywood films such as Django Unchained, was “handcuffed and detained” by Los Angeles police officers after being mistaken for a prostitute for kissing her white husband in public.

More on this story can be found here

"She said when she reminded the officer of his oath to "protect and serve," he replied, 'My job's not to serve people like you.' ”


About the Obon Festival

kudouusagi:

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Obon is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating one’s ancestors. In Japan it’s become a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors’ graves, and it’s believed that the spirits of their ancestors are supposed to come from the other world to visit their household altars. Hence why everyone is going home for the holiday. Obon is one of the three big travel seasons in Japan(the other two being new years and golden week).

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Obon originates from the story of Maha Maudgalyayana (known in Japan as Mokuren), a disciple of the Buddha, who used his powers to look upon his deceased mother. He discovered she had fallen into the realm of hungry ghosts and was suffering. Greatly disturbed, he went to the Buddha and asked how he could release his mother from this realm. Buddha instructed him to make offerings to the many Buddhist monks who had just completed their summer retreat, on the fifteenth day of the seventh month. The disciple did this and, thus, saw his mother’s release. He also began to see the true nature of her past selflessness and the many sacrifices that she had made for him. The disciple, happy because of his mother’s release and grateful for his mother’s kindness, danced with joy. From this dance of joy comes Bon Odori(Bon Dance), a time in which ancestors and their sacrifices are remembered and appreciated.

Obon has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years.  It was traditionally celebrated from the 13th to the 15th day 7th month of the lunar calendar but with the switch to the solar calendar the time it is celebrated varies slightly by region. I believe in most places it is celebrated around August 13-15th, since that falls closer to the date of the 13-15th day of the lunar calendar than July 13-15th does.

In Japan people celebrate this time by cleaning their houses and placing a variety of food offerings such as vegetables and fruits to the spirits of ancestors in front of a butsudan (a home Buddhist altar).

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(This is the butsudan at Haru’s house)

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During this time a lot of people make shouryouuma(spirit horses) which are supposed to aid their ancestors spirits in traveling from their world to this one and back. They are usually made from cucumber and eggplant, not for any real reason just that they are what is in season at the time, and the legs are usually made from broken disposable chopsticks. The cucumber makes a horse which is supposed to carry their ancestor speedily from their world to this one, and the eggplant is an ox which is supposed to carry them slowly and safely back to their world.

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At the end of Obon, floating lanterns are put into rivers, lakes and seas in order to guide the newly deceased spirits to their world. If someone lost a family member within the last year they will usually put out a boat to guide them, though many people do it even if they haven’t. They usually do this in conjunction with festivals and fireworks. Another reason it is done with fireworks is that it’s an old Chinese belief that setting off fireworks will cleanse them of evil spirits and clear the way for the boats to pass.

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匿名 sent: Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.

euclase:

Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.

Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.

That’s the art you mean, right?

Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.


tottorin:

Episode 12 Summary: 

凛に誘われ、”とある地”へ行くこととなった遙。
未来という大きな壁に思い悩む遙に、凛は自分の気持ち、思いを打ち明け、これから遙がどうしたいのか静かに尋ねるのだった……。

Rin invites Haruka together to a “certain place”—
With Haruka worried and facing a great block on his future, Rin opens up on his feelings, confiding his thoughts. And from here, Haruka quietly wonders about what he wants to do (x)


polararts:

drtanner:

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
-Morgan
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

As I understand this ruling, it means that businesses now have to pay extra to ISPs to have access to their websites through that ISP provided at a reasonable speed. If you don’t pay, users’ access to your website will be slowed to a crawl - so independent people and small businesses can forget about getting onto that high speed access tier. 
This means that the American internet is going to be firmly under the control of those who have the most money. You’ll only get to see the content of those who can pay the ISPs to provide access at a reasonable speed. This means that you can expect to see skewed representation of just about everything, with those bigger businesses who can afford to pay ISPs a premium for access deciding what you can and cannot read, view and consume on the internet.
This is not something that we have in the UK. Our ISPs compete with each other to provide higher speeds, better services and lower prices, but because there’s a monopoly in the US of a few ISPs who provide services, they can afford to do this to you. You can’t go anywhere else, after all.
Everyone in the US needs to sign that petition, call their representatives, write angry letters and do whatever you can to tell your government that this ruling is Not Okay.

Maybe you guys are sick of this post but It’s really important to freelance artists and pretty much everyone who uses the internet, so here it is again.  \o0o/

polararts:

drtanner:

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

As I understand this ruling, it means that businesses now have to pay extra to ISPs to have access to their websites through that ISP provided at a reasonable speed. If you don’t pay, users’ access to your website will be slowed to a crawl - so independent people and small businesses can forget about getting onto that high speed access tier. 

This means that the American internet is going to be firmly under the control of those who have the most money. You’ll only get to see the content of those who can pay the ISPs to provide access at a reasonable speed. This means that you can expect to see skewed representation of just about everything, with those bigger businesses who can afford to pay ISPs a premium for access deciding what you can and cannot read, view and consume on the internet.

This is not something that we have in the UK. Our ISPs compete with each other to provide higher speeds, better services and lower prices, but because there’s a monopoly in the US of a few ISPs who provide services, they can afford to do this to you. You can’t go anywhere else, after all.

Everyone in the US needs to sign that petition, call their representatives, write angry letters and do whatever you can to tell your government that this ruling is Not Okay.

Maybe you guys are sick of this post but It’s really important to freelance artists and pretty much everyone who uses the internet, so here it is again.  \o0o/


Episode 12 Stills


FUTURE FISH (Preview)
Miyano Mamoru (20,568)

digivice:

Preview of Rin’s solo version of “Future Fish”! [REI] [MAKOTO]


masthya:

their relationship is so important