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I don’t know I just wanted to draw sphinx dad Gabe with his tiny little son Jesse. 

Jesse probably broke something and Gabe had to pick him up to keep him from running away. The cub stares at him with big eyes and tail tucked between his legs and pouts. Probably giving Gabe crocodile tears at the same time. 

How the World Views America

Republicans immediately launch a National Security investigation into who leaked the story about Donald Trump riding a golf cart for 700 yards instead of walking with world leaders during the G7 summit in Sicily.

#AmericanEmbarrassment

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Well I can’t not share this there’s a seismogram on the very front of it. I’ll let the caption give details:

The earthquake of M5.8, the largest on the Korean Peninsula, occurred in Korea, which was called the “Earthquake Safety Zone,” in 2016. Gyeongju City suffered a great deal of damage due to the ineffectiveness of the Korean government and the insecurity of safety. By the year 2017, there have been about 500 earthquakes, and Koreans are living in fear of an earthquake that will happen anytime soon.

Magnitude Rituals is an image of praying that no earthquake will happen in Korea. The former Korean peninsula country, which was a farming country, had a ritual to pray for rain in the sky every drought season. In this regard, this work expresses a sacrifice to wish an earthquake not to happen. The image consists of two frames. The image on the left represents the progress of the ritual, and the image on the right represents the situation where the value of the graph representing the earthquake converges to zero and the process of the earthquake is reversed.

What I wanted to pursue in my work was the communication of messages in contrast to Korean tradition and shamanic images and sophisticated mathematical graphics. On the surface, it is an image that seems to have nothing to do with each other, but as the ritual process progresses, it expresses that the figure indicating the earthquake in the graph is stopping, so that the audience can appreciate the image and slowly understand it.

Announcement!

Hello friends!

You know how I’ve been stressed about job searching and interviews and stuff?

Today I accepted an offer to work as a translator at a tech company in Tokyo :D!

I interviewed there on Wednesday and it seemed like a really good fit, so I’m excited <3 Like, I’m actually really looking forward to working there, which is something I had almost given up on since my goal at this point was just “find anything so I don’t have to leave Japan”, lol. But, it looks like I’ll be able to make good use of my CS background while mainly focusing on translating, which is perfect <3

But anyway, for all y’all following me for scans/downloads/goods/etc, this is very good for you because it means a) I’ll still be in Japan for the foreseeable future, so I can continue to provide all of that, and b) I’ll be in Tokyo, which means I can see/do even MORE things :D!!!

(I’ve been buying tickets and preordering DVDs without knowing for sure whether I’ll be in Japan when they come out, LOL. Now I can definitely see I*Chu and Ensemble Stars and Jin’s event and everything (*´ω`*))

Also now that I’m done with the job search I can get back to subbing (๑•̀ •́)و✧ Well, I still have to search for a place to live, and prepare for moving, and all that shit, but. one thing at a time ヽ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ

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April 26th 1986: Chernobyl nuclear disaster

On this day in 1986, a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine, creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster. Radioactive smoke was let into the atmosphere which spread across the Soviet Union and Europe. Thirty-one members of staff and emergency workers died directly due to the accident, but many others died from diseases - often cancer - resulting from exposure to radiation. Hundreds of thousands of people eventually had to be evacuated and resettled due to contamination of areas of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The disaster raised questions of the safety of nuclear power and encouraged the Soviet government to become more open. Only two nuclear accidents have been classified as level seven on the International Nuclear Event Scale - Chernobyl and the Fukushima Daiichi disaster of 2011.

“For the first time ever, we have confronted in reality the sinister power of uncontrolled nuclear energy.”
- Mikhail Gorbachev

30 years ago today

The recent spate of disasters has translated into such spectacular profits that many people around the world have come to the same conclusion: the rich and powerful must be deliberately causing the catastrophes so that they can exploit them. The truth is at once less sinister and more dangerous. An economic system that requires constant growth, while bucking almost any serious attempts at environmental regulation, generates a steady stream of disasters all on its own, whether military, ecological or financial. Our common addiction to dirty, nonrenewable energy sources keeps other kinds of emergencies coming: natural disasters (up 430 percent since 1975) and wars waged for control over scarce resources, which in turn create a terrorist blowback (a 2007 study calculated that the number of terrorist attacks since the start of the Iraq war had increased sevenfold).
—  Naomi Klein
Insurrectionists in Halo

Though the main Halo games of the original trilogy don’t focus on them at all - in fact, the only mention is at the start of Reach, when they’re suspected instead of the Covenant - the Insurrection is a player in the extended universe of the Halo series. They feature prominently in the book Halo: The Cole Protocol, they were the enemy Admiral Cole fought at the start of his career, the SPARTAN-II program was created to fight them, ODSTs in ‘Dirt’ reveal themselves to be Insurrectionist sympathizers, etcetera etcetera.
Now the question is, how the hell did they come to being? And what the hell did they do?
Under the cut, I shall explain their history.

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