artistic prowess

Griffin: I think you might be out of speak to plants juice. Cause you can do that twice a day?

Clint: It’s the same day.

Griffin: Right, and you have talked to two plants today.

Clint: Lemme look at that… no, I’m looking right here, doesn’t say anything about-

Griffin: No, listen, you sex-talked the vines outside, you laid down some negs and you displayed some true pickup artist prowess. And you talked to that tree, and you taunted him about how you were going to kill him!

anonymous asked:

I just found a hamburguer recipe where instead of buns you use grilled pineapple and you came inmediatly to my mind xD

No buns at all O_O
I have heard of pineapple on a burger, but like, not as the buns themselves!!!!
and I like how my legacy isn’t gonna be my artistic prowess, it’s gonna be my fucking pineapple love XD

got it from this but i feel like suga’s more likely to do this than daichi actually he has a potato shirt and likes puns pLEASE don’t tell me he’ll let the opportunity to do this pass bcos hE WILL DO IT no matter the cost #REST IN PIECES DAICHI

a friend just texted me. his buddies are talking about how i (a rather small woman) couldn’t beat them in a fight, even though they have no training, because the size difference is too great.

is that like…really an entertaining topic for people? do these graduate students care a lot about whether they could beat up a random college club athlete that most of them have never met? i don’t get this. is this about me specifically (not a great martial artist) or any female martial artist of arbitrarily high prowess against any untrained guy? what do they think “fight” means? are they wondering if i could beat them in a sparring match, a bar brawl, or what? why are they talking about this? i’m so bemused.

also like…if you like to spend time thinking about how you could beat up people because they’re smaller than you…you really need to invest your self-esteem elsewhere.

We Intertwined: Scientia Family Headcanons
  • When the light returns to the kingdom and Insomnia is resurrected, Ignis relocates the family to live just outside the Citadel. It’s the home he’d always dreamed of with the family he never thought he’d be able to have.
  • Raine keeps her grandmother’s house, but it becomes more like a summer getaway home. She loves their house in Insomnia, but always feels most at home back in Lestallum.
  • Raine learns Braille alongside Ignis. She always packs a lunch for him (her cooking has markedly improved) and leaves him little love notes in Braille attached to cans of Ebony.
  • Raine also teaches Braille to her children and they make him “I love you Daddy” notes and cards out of macaroni glued to paper.
  • Lucas had always shown artistic prowess as a young child. As he got older, he started getting more into relief sculptures, and took to carving images out of linoleum blocks. Raine was worried at first that Lucas was going to hurt himself with the sharp tools, but Ignis reminded her that she still took to whittling in her free time and it shut her up pretty quickly.
  • Aurora took to cooking just like her father. She’s small for her age, but she loves helping out in the kitchen. Her speciality is grilled cheese, and Raine gets her a stool so that she can reach the stove (with her supervision, of course).
  • Aurora also loves saying Ignis’ catch phrase, “I’ve come up with a new recipe!” But it’s in that excited way that kids get where they can’t talk and breathe at the same time.
  • Raine lets her hair grow back out, some of the blue still lingering on the ends, though she doesn’t dye it anymore. Ignis likes to braid her hair in different ways before bed because he likes how the strands feel as he weaves them through his fingers.
  • Ignis often employs the phrase “If I don’t see it, it isn’t there”. For example, this applies to when his kids are trying to get away with something, or when he’s leaving lingering kisses on Raine’s neck with one of their children in a five foot radius.
  • Raine kisses Ignis’ facial scars every morning. She likes to tell him that he’s beautiful because it always makes him blush.
  • Lucas and Aurora often like to surprise their parents with breakfast in bed. It’s always too much food for them to eat, but the grilled cheese is always perfect and the Ebony is brewed to perfection.
  • Sometimes though, breakfast in bed backfires when Ignis and Raine get a little frisky in the morning. Lucas is no fool––when he hears the telltale moans floating from their room, he shudders and leads Aurora away to watch cartoons downstairs until his parents are done. But he does suppose that it’s better that his parents are in love. He just doesn’t want to hear it. He asks Uncle Prompto for noise-cancelling headphones for Christmas.
  • Lucas finds out that he needs glasses when he’s seven years old. He gets similar frames to Ignis’ old ones. When he wears them, Raine is always stunned by how her son looks like Ignis’ carbon copy. Sometimes she sees them adjusting their spectacles at the same time in the same manner and she can’t help but smile.
  • Neither of the kids have Ignis’ accent, but sometimes they like to mimic it. Aurora will specifically do it while she’s helping in the kitchen, and Lucas will do it when he delivers a pun or a sarcastic quip. Raine always comments that he’s Ignis’ clone, and it makes Ignis smile because at least he knows what he looked like when he was Lucas’ age.
  • Aurora’s favourite bedtime story is the one of how Raine and Ignis fell in love. She always asks for it and asks both her parents to retell it. She’s heard it so many times that she finishes their sentences for them, her sea foam eyes twinkling with the biggest smile on her face.
  • Raine keeps a framed photo of Clara in the front hallway of the house with other pictures of the family. Lucas always says goodbye to her before he leaves for school, and Aurora blows her kisses before heading upstairs for bed.

I will probably add more to this eventually!



Three hours of absolute pure magic that I would give much to get to freshly experience again. It’s no spotless crescendo of timeless semiotics that is Journey, but it manages to imitate the texture perfectly, and surprisingly subvert the underpinning narrative into its own unique, beautiful thing. A tale much more focused and driven despite its serene visage, lush with incredibly well-simulated marine life and the general vast variety of the ocean world, boasting both artistic vision and musical prowess aplenty.

And at the center of it, a brave tiny arc of redemption and bonding, as simple as it is moving. No more a callback to thatgamecompany’s interpretative story vessels, but a bittersweet melody echoing the likes of Monument Valley and others.

Video games are wonderful. ❤️

anonymous asked:

hello! i coloured a thing that relates to pansexual pride or whatever you want to call it. do i just submit it or?

Absolutely! Let the world lay eyes on your incredible artistic prowess. Be seen, and may your power be strong. 


There were two display cases with three levels of kanzashi (and a fourth that had just a fan). Each kanzashi had a write up that have been obscured by the light and the reflective paper they were printed on, so I’ll re-upload them onto here.

Kanzashi of the Karyukai - 花柳界の簪

These are decorative hair ornaments worn by maiko (apprentice geisha). Each kanzashi is made from hand folded squares of silk and rice paste by some of the best artisans in Japan. The designs are governed by seasonally appropriate motifs; each calendar month has a handful of suitable flowers or other elements to choose from. As the maiko progresses in her career from junior to senior, her kanzashi designs will simplify to demonstrate her refined artistic prowess and taste level.

You will see two types of kanzashi. The first is daikin (代金); this is a frontal piece worn on the left side of the head. The second is katsuyama (勝山), which is worn across the top of the head. Most senior designs are worn without a katsuyama kanzashi, and instead substitute in a simple comb.

Kanzashi are functional works of art. Each piece can be appreciated for its special artistry and beauty by people from all over the world.

First Image
January 一月
Snowflakes 雪輪 (Yukiwa)
Made by Ikuokaya 幾岡屋
A unique design that does not follow the trend of monthly flowers. It is comprised of snowflakes made from both silk in the traditional Japanese shape and small metal ones on springs in the Western style.

Special - Sakkō 先笄
Mother and Child Crane Flying Over Water
母と子供の鶴は水の上に隺 (Haha To Kodomo No Tsuru Wa Mizu No Ue Ni Agaru)
Made by Ikuokaya 幾岡屋
A special type of celebratory kanzashi worn by a maiko during her last two weeks before she finishes her apprenticeship and becomes a full geisha. Cranes are symbols of fidelity and longevity.

The fan is an Inoue maiko fan of Gion Kobu.

Second Image
February 二月
Cascading Plum Blossoms 枝垂梅 (Shidare Ume)
Made by Ikuokaya 幾岡屋
A three dimensional take on natural looking plum blossoms flowing down on a branch. Plum blossoms are symbols of change and heralds of spring as they are the first flower to bloom in the new year. 

March 三月
Doll Festival 雛祭 (Hina Matsuri)
Made by Ikuokaya 幾岡屋
A very unique design that celebrates the Doll Festival that takes place on the Girl’s Day holiday on March 3rd. It features an emperor and empress doll pair set against a gold background. It is framed by pink and white peach blossoms, a symbol generally associated with young girls.

The fan is one used by Inoue natori geiko on special occasions.

Third Image
April 四月
Weeping Cherry Blossoms 枝垂桜 (Shidarezakura)
Made by Kazurasei かづら清
One of the two national flowers of Japan, the cherry blossom is a symbol of beauty and life’s fleeting permanence. This particular piece is made from a textured type of silk known as “chirimen” that gives the flowers a thicker and more life-like look. 

May 五月
Wisteria on a Trellis 藤と棚 (Fuji To Tana)
Made by Ikuokaya 幾岡屋
The elegant and graceful wisteria it not only beautiful to behold, but it is also one of the strongest plants on earth. These “castle destroyers” can move the entire foundation of a house and not even bedrock can stop the spread of their roots.

The fan is one used by Inoue natori geiko on special occasions.

Fourth Image
June 六月
Weeping Willow with a Parasol 柳と傘 (Yanagi To Kasa)
Made by Ikuokaya 幾岡屋
The graceful willow and the demure parasol provide shade in the unrelenting summer heat and bring bursts of colour to the otherwise light colour palate of summer kimono.

August 八月
Morning Glories 朝顔 (Asagao)
Made by Kazurasei かづら清
Unlike the other pieces, this set is made by stretching silk over wires and paper to achieve flowers and leaves. Its striking design matches that of the summer sun that it is worn under.

The fan is one used by Inoue natori geiko on special occasions.

Fifth Image
August 八月
Pampas Grass 薄 (Susuki)
Made by Kintakedo 金竹堂
Like the morning glory, this set is also very unconventional and not like any other kanzashi. The shoots of grass are made from thin silver paper strips on wires that are layered to look like the summer sun reflecting off the shiny dew-covered grass.

The fan is one used by Inoue natori geiko on special occasions.

Sixth Image
October 十月
Chrysanthemums 菊 (Kiku)
Made by Kintakedo 金竹堂
The second national flower of Japan, it has long been the symbol of the royal family. Chrysanthemum festivals are held throughout Japan in October to celebrate the height of autumn and the end of the oppressive summer heat.

The fan is a Hanayagi maiko fan of Kamishichiken.

So @brendaonao3 requested, as a birthday present, and I quote, “…I’ve been on a total suit kink lately, so how about executive businessman Sebastian and tailor Chris?”

So this is what happened. Happy birthday, my dear! <3


Chris is idly sketching—a round of breathing space between appointments, a golden mid-morning glimpse of possibility in fabric and buttons, the drape of a coat, tiny pinstripes in pencil-grey—when the shop bell jingles. He lifts his head, surprised. Next client? Already? So soon? He knows he loses time when planning new lines, but—

The morning floods with light, sunbeams through leather and wool and coats on a rack and trouser-legs. The door opens, haloing the person who steps in.

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Longass ask answer bc I’m stupid


If the Midnight Cinderella boys had blogs what would they blog about? What are their urls? Who would have the most followers? Who spends the most time on it? Do they follow each other?”

I got carried away >.> this is ridiculously long, I seriously apologise to the person who asked. 

 Anyway, here we go, huehuehuehue… Just some ideas, and collating the answers for each character together to make it more organised ;) this is assuming that they’re with and/or like the MC, including her as a potential followed blog bc I want to ahahaha :D

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Trying to freehand beyonce and I think she’s blessing me with artistic prowess bc I usually can’t draw realism unless I make a grid and take 20 hours


Hey you! Yeah you there! Don’t you love independent videogames? The ones made by the little guy, without the help of evil and greedy corporation that only exist to take our money?

Well if you do then you’ll love the INDIE G ZINE

The collision of independent passion, artistic prowess, and love for gaming is what the Indie G Zine is all about! 

Myself alongside many phenomenal artists will make sure this zine is a sight to behold!


I myself will be representing STARR MAZER :)

Please make sure to take a look! A lot of hard working people are doing their best on this amazing project! Thanks so much!

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Marginalia Mania

It probably won’t surprise you if I say that after so many centuries of existence, medieval manuscripts tend to show signs of wear and tear. But many times, marks in a manuscript originate not from a spilled glass of wine or a drippy wax candle, but from the quills of readers and even the scribes themselves.

Above are some examples of notes and symbols commonly referred to as marginalia due to their location in- you guessed it- the margins of the pages. In the middle ages, books, as well as the materials they were constructed from, were a precious commodity. It is for this precise reason that these notes exist- students couldn’t afford to take notes on loose sheets of vellum, nor could readers of devotional works make a quick note of the location of an important passage. Instead, it was easier and more economical to make notes and marks directly into the manuscripts. The most creative of these marks was probably the pointing hand, or manicule, which took many forms over the centuries based on the fashions of the time and the artistic prowess of the creator (as seen in the 1st and 5th images).

But attentive readers weren’t the only origin of marginalia- bored students and distracted scribes also contributed to the crowded margins. The 3rd image is a lovely example of a classic bored student doodle: the ink used to draw this figure of a jester was used solely for that doodle, and was not used to make any notes of substance. A student with a bright future as an illuminator, but not as a clergyman perhaps? The 6th image depicts a note outlined in the same blue ink in which the rubrication of the manuscript was executed, as well as in the same hand as the main body of text. This note belongs not to a wayward student, but to a professional- the very scribe of the manuscript. Copying a text by hand was a very tedious job, and omissions or repetitions happened quite a bit more than one may think. In this case, the scribe caught their mistake before the book was sent out, and made a rather tastefully decorated note of it.

(images from MS Hunter 435, MS Hunter 431, and MS Hunter 35 at the University of Glasgow Library)


Rebirth of the Cool: Discovering the Art of Robert James Campbell.

A visionary of the Greenwich Village nightlife scene in the 1950s and 60s, photographer Robert James Campbell vigorously documented New York’s jazz era, and its metamorphosis into the beat and folk movements. Despite Campbell’s artistic prowess–evident in his arresting images of the people who would shape the American cultural landscape for generations to come–Campbell died alone in a homeless shelter in Burlington, Vermont in 2002. His identity, and former life as an esteemed photojournalist for The Village Voice and Downbeat Magazine, would only be revealed by the unlikely discovery by a young college graduate of his ephemera and personal belongings within a trove of cardboard boxes.

The Rebirth of the Cool is the story of Robert James Campbell as reconstructed by Jessica Ferber, and born from tragedy; Campbell, once a wildly talented artist, but wrought by mental demons, financial hardship, and health failure, had to give up his passionate work at what should have been the prime years of his career, having succumbed to his deteriorating body and mind. Campbell left New York for LA and then disappeared into New England with little hope, but resolute to keep and care for his art he managed to diligently transport his negatives and images with him throughout his turbulent life, and ultimately with him into homelessness.

At the height of his photographic career Campbell captured the likes of John Coltrane, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Philly Joe Jones, Count Basie, Bud Powell, Richie Havens, Chuck Berry, and more. Shot onstage and off, the intimacy of the photos is moving and prescient. Rebirth of the Cool collects the best of Campbell’s work, shot at legendary clubs like Birdland, The Village Vanguard, and The Gaslight Café, as well as street photography, international work from his time spent in Germany, and tour photography. The era in which Campbell photographed was brief and precious, and the content he left behind represents a time capsule–a rebirth and regeneration–of a moment that was flashpoint for the culture and heritage of New York, and the nation as a whole.