day of the dead holiday

Hack The Planet: Sombra Stuff


Sombra’s base skins are named after natural colors:

Cidro (Citrus) / Incendio (Fire) / Mar (Sea) / Noche (Night) 

Her “Azucar” skin (Lit. “Sugar”) is based on the sugar skulls commonly associated on the skulls created for Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), a very popular holiday in Mexico. These skulls are called ‘calaveras’ (Lit. “Skull”) and are created as offerings to the deceased. Sombra’s trademark hacking symbols (the skull) is based on the sugar calaveras as well.

Her “Los Muertos” skin is based on an in-universe gang known as Los Muertos (Lit. “The Dead”) that terrorize the city of El Dorado and like to wear glow-in-the-dark tattoos that make them resemble skeletons. 

Both her Azucar and Los Muertos skins have glow-in-the-dark tattoos, but Azucar’s is patterned on white sugar skulls while Los Muertos’ is patterned on neon skeletons.

Sombra used to be a member of Los Muertos, where she single-handedly leaked vital LumeriCo information and started a public overthrow of the power company.

Sombra was a member of the gang from a very young age, using her small stature and unassuming looks to steal data and give it to Los Muertos. Although some members of the gang show anti-omnic tendencies, most art of the gang shows that omnics can join if they want

Sombra’s voice line “Mess with the Best and Die like the Rest” is a reference to the movie “Hackers”, for obvious reasons. “Hack the Planet” is also from that movie.

Sombra’s playful ‘Boop’ she does to Katya Volskaya in “Infiltration” is actually a thinly veiled threat. Katya does this ‘boop’ to her daughter a sign of affection. Sombra did it to Katya to show that she has been watching the mother and daughter and can easily do more damage if she would like to.

Sombra’s “Amused” emote where she draws a data-chunked circle in the air while music plays, then laughs dismissively and disables it has a long history. During the “Quien es Sombra?” ARG, Overwatch players were desperately trying to figure out who Sombra is and where she was from. This led to people frantically searching the game for anything that could possibly lead to Sombra’s whereabouts. Some users on the Overwatch reddit found some texture artifacts in the skybox of El Dorado, with most believing it to be some kind of code or cipher. This was called “the Skycode”. Everyone was trying to decrypt it every way, from 3D visualization to language ciphers to data compilation, but nothing was working. Then some users decided to try and make the data into a song, and this is where the “Amused” song comes from. the theory that the Skycode was an encrypted song was very popular, but in the end the Skycode artifact was just that: an artifact. It had nothing to do with Sombra at all and was simply a quirk of Overwatch’s graphics engine. Thus, the “Amused” emote.

Sombra’s ammo counter on her gun is in Hexcode, a common data type used in coding and hacking. Her gun holds 60 bullets, with her counter listing “3 C (60 in hex)” then counting down through the values from there. Her full value table, with each bullet being one value, is below:

3 C (60) | 3 B (59) | 3 A (58) | 3 9 (57) | 3 8 (56) | 3 7 (55) | 3 6 (54) | 3 5 (53)

3 4 (52) | 3 3 (51) | 3 2 (50) | 3 1 (49) | 3 0 (48) | 2 F (47) | 2 E (46) | 2 D (45)

2 C (44) | 2 B (43) | 2 A (42) | 2 9 (41) | 2 8 (40) | 2 7 (39) | 2 6 (38) | 2 5 (37)

2 4 (36) | 2 3 (35) | 2 2 (34) | 2 1 (33) | 2 0 (32)| 1 F (31) | 1 E (30) | 1 D (29)

1 C (28) | 1 B (27) | 1 A (26) | 1 9 (25) | 1 8 (24) | 1 7 (23) | 1 6 (22) | 1 5 (21)

1 4 (20) | 1 3 (19) | 1 2 (18) | 1 1 (17) | 1 0 (16) | 0 F (15) | 0 E (14) | 0 D (13)

0 C (12) | 0 B (11) | 0 A (10) | 0 9 (9) | 0 8 (8) | 0 7 (7) | 0 6 (6) | 0 5 (5) |

0 4 (4) | 0 3 (3) | 0 2 (2) | 0 1 (1) | 0 0 (0)

Sombra’s Translocater is based on stolen and reworked tech from Tracer’s Chronal Accelerator. Sometimes when you Translocate as Sombra, she’ll say a sarcastic “Cheers, Luv!”. Also, during prematch banter, Sombra will say “Sometimes I feel sick after I translocate. I’m sure you know what mean, eh Tracer?” to which Tracer replies “Wouldn’t be a problem if you disappeared forever.”


The Signs as Holidays

Aries: Day of the Dead

Taurus: Thanksgiving

Gemini: St. Patrick’s Day 

Cancer: Christmas

Leo: 4th of July

Virgo: Easter

Libra: New Years

Scorpio: Halloween

Sagittarius: April Fools

Capricorn: Earth Day

Aquarius: Hanukkah

Pisces: Valentines Day

Secular Witch Wheel of the Year ideas

So you want to celebrate your own wheel of the year, but you are not Wiccan (or maybe not a Celtic Polytheist or Heathen Polytheist when it comes to the specific Celtic or Heathen holidays)?  Why not try making your own wheel of the year to celebrate nature or your own holidays?

Note:  It’s important that if you do this, you do not try to make your own holiday yet still call it by another name.  For instance: if you make a holiday around February 1st and give your own attributes to it, it’s important to not call it “Imbolc”.  Imbolc is a specific holiday with its own customs used to celebrate Brigid.  If you want to celebrate Imbolc, then celebrate Imbolc.  If you’re not celebrating Imbolc, don’t call it Imbolc.  Make sense?

Second Note: The solstice and equinox holidays will be named as such, and the cross quarter holidays will be referred to as “mid-x”. Note, this is a bit different than what you may be used to since the solstice holidays are sometimes referred to as such. Ex: summer solstice as “mid-summer”. For the purposes of this post, only the cross quarter days will be referred to in that way. Just fyi to avoid confusion. I’m referring to them as “mid” because they are in the middle of the season.

Now, onto the ideas:

⛤ Winter Solstice (Usually somewhere between Dec 20th-22nd): Celebrate family, holiday cheer, resolve any old issues you’ve had this year, look back on the year and what you have done. What have you learned?? You can also celebrate this as a time of new beginnings.  Since the sun is returning and the days will be growing longer: you can view this as your new year.  Make witchy resolutions, or any new year resolutions!! Celebrate winter festivities and the return of the sun

⛤ Mid-winter (Feb. 1st-2nd): I view this holiday as a time for purification.  Get rid of any bad habits.  Cleanse yourself and your house.  Do some spring cleaning. Celebrate the growing strength of the sun, and celebrate the coming spring as well!!

⛤ Spring Equinox (Typically between March 19th-21st): I view this time of year as a time for growth.  This corresponds with the growing signs of spring in the environment.  The days getting warmer, etc.  Take the time to do spells that correspond with your growth as witch or just as a human being.  This time is heavily associated with fertility. But this could be fertility of many things - talents, the mind, imagination, projects, etc! Try out new things, practice the things you love to do, etc. Maybe even grow a garden as well.  Remember the new years resolution you made at the Winter Solstice? Now would be the time to make sure you’re bringing the list to fruition! Also, celebrate spring festivities!

⛤ Mid-Spring (May 1st-2nd):  For me, this time of year is about life and love. Celebrate life by helping others around you: donate food, money, or your time. This holiday can be a time for charity and giving to others. I specifically view this time as a celebration of life and the living because the opposite cross quarter day would be Mid-Autumn (Halloween), which is a day to celebrate the dead. You can also spend this holiday appreciating the life of nature by spending time outside, building a bonfire, going for a walk, or tending/creating a garden. You can also celebrate this holiday as a holiday for love - spend time with your loved ones! Do something special for them. For other’s, this time of year may also correspond with sex as well. Oh, and celebrate the coming of summer time!!

⛤ Summer Solstice (Typically between June 20th-22nd):  For me, this is a time for power.  Celebrate your power and magic as a witch.  I personally believe this is the day of the year when the power of the earth is strongest.  Some view this time as a day when the veil between worlds thins. Especially in regards to the Fae. So you could take advantage of that. Also, celebrate summer!  Woohoo Summer!!! Spend your days at the pool, hanging out outside….or inside where there’s air conditioning. Whatever works for you.

⛤ Mid-Summer (August 1st-2nd): First harvest.  Time for feasting.  Reap what you have sown so far throughout the year.  I correspond this holiday with food - specifically grain. Celebrate the earth and the food that it provides you. Also, celebrate the coming of Fall!! (My favorite season of the year)

⛤ Autumn Equinox (Typically between Sept 21st-24th): Second Harvest. Witchy Thanksgiving.  List all the things you are thankful for, and celebrate them! Do some Autumn festivities, and celebrate Autumn (arguably the best time of the year ;)

⛤ Mid-Autumn/Halloween (October 31st-November 2nd): The final harvest. The opposite of Mid-Spring which celebrates life, Mid-Autumn celebrates the dead/our ancestors. Do something nice to remember those who have past. Also, celebrate the coming of winter!

Feel free to use my ideas for your celebrations :)


Comfirmed: Disney Mexican boys like red sweaters and jeans.

Haha, but in all seriousness, I actually really like the trailer for Coco. I know it’s really sad Book of Life didn’t get as much attention as it should have, but if nothing else I’m glad Pixar is taking on the Day of the Dead holiday. It’ll hopefully bring more attention to Mexican culture, sort of like Moana did for the Polynesian culture.

Although the hype behind it is much less than Moana, which I hope changes.


Halloween Pottery by Gail Anderson
Via Flickr:
Colorful pottery of a skull, pumpkin, and a jack-o'lantern on sale at the grocery store for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). I was looking at this picture while at the doctor’s office yesterday. My doctor saw it and said that she liked it.

Let’s Watch a Movie

This was an idea from @shinyzango a few people that wanted a fluff idea. (I’m kinda angst out for the moment, but it’ll come back to me soon) and was based on the movie she chose (Book of Life and it is amazing movie, you won’t believe what people request for me on Youtube of fanvids) so this is a fluff moment between them. 

So here we go! 

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Cheer Up Post #4292 - Día de los Muertos Edition

The dead have their day.

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Gffdgkjgjklgjjjklgj my job has been giving me way less hours at work since it’s a slow time of year, and it’s taking longer than I expected to hear back from the library job I applied to, so I’m thinking about adding a paypal button or posting my paypal link? I didn’t want to because there are plenty of people who are more in need of donations than me, but idk what else to do (。ŏ﹏ŏ)

I’m pretty confident about getting the job at the library, but I just don’t know when they’re gonna contact me?? Also me and a few of my friends were thinking about opening an etsy shop eventually, I’ll be selling slime! I only know how to make one kind of slime right now and slime doesn’t sell for very much, but it’s something! I don’t think we’re ready to open it just yet though, so if I do post my paypal, I’ll take the link down and stop taking donations as soon as I either start the library job, or as soon as we open the etsy shop!

I’d also start making more gifs and stuff again too so I don’t feel as much like I’m taking donations for nothing;;; I wish I could do art or something (。ŏ﹏ŏ) But hopefully y’all understand

October 31 Day Dress Up Challenge

  1. All Black
  2. Royalty
  3. Witchy
  4. Ghost
  5. Profession
  6. Angelic
  7. Animal
  8. Gothic
  9. Pumpkin Patch
  10. Historical
  11. Pop Culture
  12. Devilish
  13. 80’s
  14. Fall Holiday
  15. Day of the Dead
  16. Pirates and Ningas
  17. Storybook Character
  18. Diva Day
  19. Orange and Black
  20. Criminal
  21. Sea
  22. Fictional Character
  23. Jane of the Jungle
  24. Foreign Culture
  25. Vampire
  26. Undead
  27. Rock Star
  28. Red and Black
  29. Super Hero
  30. Cowboys and Indians
  31. Your Halloween

I was tagged by Angie (@novice-at-play ) to name 6 movies I can watch anytime.

I like the idea that this is not so much about the best films I´ve ever seen, the masterpieces or the most impressive films, but it´s about films that makes me feel at home and comfy. On a rainy day, on a lazy day, in the dead of night, on a holiday… If they appear on a screen I will not move for the next hours…The one above is one of those… Here are some more…

Thanks for the invitation my beautiful. Now it´s my turn. Let´s go. Welcome to my house. Say hello to some of my friends.. :)))

1st floor: Bringing up baby by Howard Hawks (witty and faster than hell, best way to wake up after a hard night. Will not heal your hangover, but you´ll die laughing)

2nd floor: Don Camillo …and Peppone by Julien Duvivier/ Giovannino Guareschi (cause it´s not a feast day without Fernandel and Gino Cervi)

3rd floor: Chunking Express by Wong Kar-Wai and Christopher Doyle (decided to visit Hong Kong cause I fall in love with the New Asian Cinema and with the city, when I saw it the first time)

4th floor: Indiana Jones by Spielberg/Lucas (Yay! Cause if adventure has a name it must be Indiana Jones. Oh.. and watch out: It could be very embarrassing to watch this in public with me. Trust me!)

5th floor: Night on Earth by Jim Jarmusch (cause I love Jarmusch since “Permanent Vacation” and those episodes are his beautiful homage to many other actors and directors I love)

6th floor: Step across the border by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel (cause every moment in that film is rhythm and sound. Makes my heart dance)

There are many more at the basement and under the roof. We will watch them another day. Thanks for the visit. I will not tag anyone, but feel free to join in. Doors are open.