Doctor Who - Secret Gift by strawberrygina

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Yes, this! One reason Fury is complicated because he has an idea of what’s best (e.g. survival), but he doesn’t always ask others if they agree. It could tip him into benevolent supervillain territory, except that he does try to listen when he can…

He seems to be very good at looking at the big picture. In both IM2 and Cap2, he has a larger goal and he knows exactly which piece on the board he should move to get the desired outcome. It’s kinda “needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”. Fury is one cranky Vulcan, as well as being a witch. 

Incense burner

Porcelain horse: China (1661–1722; Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign)

Lacquer bowls: Japan (1600s; Edo period)

Gilded bronze mounts: France (1770s)

Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

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I’ve got hold of some images from the fascinating China Mania! The Global Passion for Porcelain 800–1900  exhibition, which is running at the ACM till 14 December, 2014! Loads of weird intercultural artefacts - mostly Chinese porcelain manufactured for export. Like this baby here:

This object was assembled in Europe during the 18th century from several components. The Chinese porcelain horse, made in the Kangxi reign, is realistically modelled onto a green-glazed base that imitates grass. Above it are two Japanese lacquer bowls set rim to rim; inside is a metal tray meant to hold buring incense, which would escape through the openings in the ring. Crowning the construction is a piece of red coral.

The pieces are held together by gilded bronze mounts probably made in France. Such fantasies, which blend objects from different cultures and mix the natural with the man-made, were favoured in the Baroque and Rococo periods in Europe (17th and 18th centuries).

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The Marai was in her cave as always; there was a lot of business to do. Nami held the knife, carefully carving into the coral, making small pieces of jewelry to sell with Fizz at Bilgewater. A soon as the shadow blocked her sun, the Tidecaller looked up, raising an eyebrow.

"May I help you?"

anonymous said:

Have a good night and sweet dreams! By the way, you aren't a piece of shit so shhhh and rejoice in the fact that you're alive and well (and hopefully happy)!

Oh my gods anon, I’m litteraly a backstabbing manipulative person sometimes and I have no boundaries unless people make them clear. Plus I don’t particularly hate myself right now. Thanks though

Pink sand on Ellafonisi Beach, Crete, Greece. Pink sand is formed of tiny red organisms that grow on dead coral reefs and pieces of shells which fall to the ocean floor and are washed onto shore.
Photo credit: Jan-Erik Larsson (at kolourzmusic.com)

“ Rosa i Verde”. Green pieces of Ruby in Zoisiste with some intriguing spots of bright pink are used in this necklace. In this creation the art stone pieces are combined with the salvaged vintage, glass and metal beads. Also known as Anyolite or Tanganyika art stone - Ruby in Zoisite is not only beautiful but possesses some “magical” qualities. It is known as a creative gemstone that increases once individuality. Despite being associated with passion, Ruby in Zoisite is believed to be the best for mending broken hearts and helping to calm obsessive feelings.

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