anonymous asked:

I struggle a lot as a student with studying + paying attention and ik a lot of people think of that as An R/Courf Trait™, but I always thought it'd be more of an Enj/Ferre thing? like, their ideas are too big for the confinement of paper. thoughts?

I actually strongly agree with this? I mean, as much as a walking encyclopedia Combeferre is, he amasses that knowledge THANKS to procrastination! Do you think that guy knows about moth mating because he learnt it in class? NO MY GUY! That nerd was jumping from wiki page to wiki page at 3am while drinking redbull, dont be fooled!

And Enjolras? Enjolras is brilliant, alright! But he just can’t switch off! If he stops paying the slightest bit of attention of in class, he’ll just start planning thing on his notebook and by the time he’ll look up, the class will be over!

And those two are the WORST when it comes to cramming for exams! They just can’t stay for hours on end rereading stuff they’ve already READ! How boring!



THE  tomb of king Muryeong is perhaps one of the most impressive tombs from the Baekje kingdom of ancient Korea, both in its design and the treasure found inside it. Muryeong-Wang (also Munyeong or Muryong) reigned from 501 to 523 CE. Baekje (aka Paekche) was one of the Three Kingdoms which ruled over ancient Korea from the 1st century BCE to the 7th century CE. Traditionally founded in 18 BCE, Baekje controlled territory in the south-western part of the peninsula and was in constant rivalry with the other two kingdoms of the period: Silla and Goguryeo

Muryeong’s reign, however, benefitted from an alliance between Baekje and the Silla kingdom which had been formed in 433 CE and would last over a century until 553 CE. During this relatively stable century, Baekje enjoyed its greatest period of prosperity. The king’s tomb is a lasting example of the wealth of Baekje at this time and its design and contents illustrate close cultural ties with both China and Japan.

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Article by Mark Cartwright with thanks to The British Korean Society on AHE

Episode 010 - FanFest 2016 Special Edition

The whirlwind rollercoaster ride that was FanFest Las Vegas has come and gone, and left your hosts feeling simply overjoyed to be part of the Final Fantasy XIV fanbase, fulfilled to have met so many of this community’s amazing content creators, and more motivated than ever to keep bringing you an awesome show that shines light on the wonderful world of roleplay.

Join us for a very special episode featuring on-location interviews with some of the RPers we had the pleasure of meeting. We’ll also be discussing the things we fangirled over the hardest, the awesome message Koji Fox left for us, and the seismic impact that the Encyclopaedia Eorzea lore book has had on the RP community.


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THE Bulguksa Temple (aka Pulguk-sa Temple or ‘Temple of the Buddha Land’) was built in the 8th century CE on the wooded slopes of Mt. Tohamsan at the ancient Silla capital of Kumsong (modern Gyeongju, South Korea). The Buddhist temple, after suffering a destructive fire, now stands restored but is only a fraction of its original size. The temple and nearby Seokguram Grotto with its huge seated Buddha statue is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The temple was built on an earlier foundation set when the territory was controlled by the Baekje (Paekje) kingdom (18 BCE - 660 CE). The chief architect of Bulguksa is traditionally credited as Kim Dae-seong (700-774 CE), the Chief Minister or chungsi of the Unified Silla kingdom which ruled Korea from 668 to 935 CE. The period saw a great deal of Buddhist architecture spring up across Korea, but Bulguksa is widely regarded as one of the finest complexes dedicated to the official state religion of Korea.

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Inktober Day 12, 13: Older sketches I cleaned up of my Pathfinder OC, Bernadine.

Left side: I wanted to give Bernie a different coat than usual, plus a lacy blouse and more overtly Steampunk-influenced jewelry. And sunglasses. And her nose ring that gives her +1 Ice resistance. And a side-shave with different bangs. (If you want to draw her, don’t worry about getting her bangs consistent– they’re never consistent in my drawings, either, and I created her!) She’s also holding onto the book she’s in the process of writing, a compiled encyclopedia of the flora and fauna of the world she lives in.

Right side: References referring to Bernadine’s fashion sense, color palette, and the significance of her jewelry. I also experimented with giving her a subtle cream-on-white pattern on her blouses.

Was looking through my Encyclopedia of Spirits book (somewhat sadly because I never use it, lol) and I had a thought: what if same, but zelda?

So I’m taking the format Judika Illes used and creating a little encyclopedia for the deities and spirits of LoZ! I’m doing it on google docs because I really want others to be able to look at it and make their own contributions, but I might keep the link restricted to the hyrulian pc discord chat. I don’t want pc pagan trolls rolling in and messing it up :C

Happy World Turtle Day!

Turtles have been on this planet for over 200 million years. However, in a relatively short time (since the rise of humans) they have become threatened – 44% of known turtle species are officially considered critically endangered or vulnerable to extinction.

Today, 23 May, is World Turtle Day. We’ve dived in to The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians and discovered some amazing facts about these ancient creatures – what’s your favorite fact about turtles from the five below?

  1. A turtle’s armor shell is unique in the animal kingdom, made of two parts (the back and front) it generally comprises around 50-60 bones.
  2. Most adult turtles and tortoises have a shell length of at least 13cm (5in). The world’s smallest species are the Speckled cape tortoise, Flattened musk turtle, and Bog turtle, whereas the largest living turtle is the Leatherback seaturtle, whose shell reaches up to 244cm (96in).
  3. Although turtles are slow on land, due to their massive shells, when they enter the water they can reach speeds of over 30km/hour (18.6mph).
  4. Some species of turtles migrate over 4,500km (that’s 2,800 miles) to make their nests – which is like travelling the length of the United Kingdom 4.5 times. Whereas others have nesting frenzies, when over 200,000 females nest on the same small beach over two days.
  5. Some aquatic species of turtles don’t just breathe using their lungs – some can also respire through their skin, the lining of the throat, and through thin-walled sacs, or bursae, in the cloaca.

Images: 1) Squirtle, by mem0. CC-BY-2.0 via Flickr. 2) Turtle, by Hiroaki Home. Public domain via Pixabay.



ELLORA (also known as Elura and, in ancient times, as Elapura) is a sacred site in Maharastra, central India. Ellora is a UNESCO world heritage site and is celebrated for its Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temples and monuments which were carved from the local cliff rock in the 6th to 8th century CE. The most spectacular example is the 8th century CE Kailasa temple which, at 32 metres high, is the largest rock-cut monument in the world.

Located in the Sahyadri hills near Aurangabad, Ellora is the most important second-wave site of ancient rock-cut architecture in India. In the western face of one hill, composed of volcanic Basalt rock, there are 35 caves and rock-cut temples, largely produced during the reign of the Kalachuri dynasty in the 6th and 7th centuries CE.

The earliest cave, the Hindu Ramesvara (no. 21), dates to the 6th century CE. Typical of early Hindu temples there is an inner sanctum (garbhagriha), a circumambulatory corridor for worshippers to walk around, vestibules with double porticoes, and extensive decoration via high-relief friezes and carvings depicting scenes from the Puranas sacred texts. Cave 21 has carved river goddesses on the exterior, a Nandi sculpture at the entrance and inside are both a large dancing Shiva surrounded by musicians and Durga slaying the buffalo demon king. Other points of interest are the use of couple figures for brackets (salabhanjikas) as well as reliefs of elephants and mithuna (lover) figures.

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Article by Mark Cartwright || Photos by Jean-Pierre Dalbera on AHE

Seven Seas Educates Monster Fan Masses with License of Monster Girl Encyclopedia

Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Kenkou Cross’s infamous Monster Girl Encyclopedia—the ultimate hardcover guide to monster girls! Considered by many fans to be the definitive go-to resource for monster girls and their lascivious habits, Monster Girl Encyclopedia features in-depth profiles of one hundred monster girls and the wicked world they inhabit.

Told from the perspective of a wandering scholar of monsters, these vibrantly illustrated pages include one hundred full-color illustrations of seductively-lethal monster girls, including everything from centaurs to succubi, from mermaids to slimes, from goblins to werecats, and much, much more. In addition, the book is filled with fascinating bios and lore, and scores of tantalizing black and white illustrations.

“The Monster Girl Encyclopedia is the defacto source/bible from which the Monster Girl genre springs,” says Seven Seas Editor-in-Chief, Adam Arnold. “This is the book that I’ve been dying to release for years and it’s finally happening—in glorious full color.”

Seven Seas will present the much-anticipated Monster Girl Encyclopedia for the first time in print in North America. The book will be released in hardcover, and will be totally uncensored and shrink-wrapped for mature audiences. Monster Girl Encyclopedia will be released on September 20, 2016 for $24.99 USA / $28.99 CAN.

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