'belles village

When the cedar trees get covered in lights, I like to imagine Isabelle awkwardly sneaking around at night trying to get all the lights on by morning (and the villagers hear bells outside so they look out their windows thinking santa came early but it’s really just Isabelle tripping over cords)


Masked processions of the Slavs

Kurenti in Slovenia
Dondolashi in Croatia
Bushari in Baranja
Koledari in Serbia
Kukeri in Bulgaria
Mechkari in Macedonia
Kolednicy in Poland
Kolyadniki in Ukraine
Okrutniki in Russia

Important part of the Slavic winter solstice celebration were masked processions. Younger men, clothed in animal fur, carrying horns and bells would march from village to village throughout the region, making an extraordinary amount of noise, fueled in part by the wine provided by the locals. Their primary task is to scare away evil spirits, and bring fertility to household. In this zoomorphic costumes they would represent ancestors, who came from otherworld to celebrate beginning of the new cycle with the living. In the time of winter solstice cult of ancestors and cult of vegetation are heavily intertwined.


Last week, I visited Tokyo Disneyland for the first time with @victorianme. For the occasion, I dressed up in a Village Belle inspired outfit. And of course, I had to bring my book bag!

Dress: Thrifted/vintage
Blouse: Heather
Bag: Innocent World
Shoes: Clarks
Hair ribbon: Sash on the dress


Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state on February 14, 1912.


A set of concept art images for various aspects of Call of Duty: Black Ops’ Shangri La, designed by Arnie Swekel at Raven Software.

It is amazing to see just how the artist thinks through these concepts, especially in the case of the concept-designs for Shangri La’s wonder weapon, now officially named the 31-79 JGb215.

Also, it seems that the final decision came down to either the 31-79 JGb215 model that we know and love, or this “Village Bell” concept.  Amazing to think that one decision could’ve made such a difference in how we play Shangri La!

- images courtesy of Raven Software, and artist Arnie Swekel. 

  • Skytree Village: With a completely new story, players will be challenged to restore the seven legendary Skytrees that make the town so iconic and bring power and prosperity to the land around them.
  • Tree of Tranquility: replace "seven legendary Skytrees" with "5 sprite rainbows"
  • Animal Parade: ring the 5 bells
  • Skytree Village: With a completely new story...

Another Bell Commission for Ahrii@facebook! She had bought out my auction with two locker full of pink/blue hydrangea starts and pink hybrids! That’s gonna take forever to transfer lmfao

I actually like how this card came out though. j vj I’ve been obsessed with ferris wheels btw thanks to Plastic Memories. SO MANY FEELS CRIES