foot soliders

November 17, 2016

Shogi, also known as Japanese chess or the Generals’ Game, is a two-player strategy board game in the same family as Western (international) chess, chaturanga, makruk, shatranj, janggi and xiangqi, and is the most popular of a family of chess variants native to Japan. Shogi means general’s (sho 将) board game (gi 棋).

The different characters shown next to Matsuri are different pieces in Shogi:

  • 王將 = King or King General
  • 角行 = Bishop or Angle Mover
  • 歩兵 = Pawn or Foot Solider
  • 桂馬 = Knight or Cassia Horse
  • 金將 = Gold or Gold General
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The Elephant’s Foot of the Chernobyl disaster, 1986

A monster was born in the Chernobyl disaster - one of the most dangerous things in the world. 

The “Elephant’s Foot” is a solid mass made of melted nuclear fuel mixed with lots and lots of concrete, sand, and core sealing material that the fuel had melted through. It is located in a basement area under the original location of the core. In 1986 the radiation level on the Elephant’s Foot was measured at 10,000 roentgens per hour, and anyone who approached would have received a fatal dose in under a minute. After just 30 seconds of exposure, dizziness and fatigue will find you a week later. Two minutes of exposure and your cells will soon begin to hemorrhage; four minutes: vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. At 300 seconds you have two days to live.

When the above photo was taken, 10 years after the disaster, the Elephant’s Foot was only emitting one-tenth of the radiation it once had. Still, merely 500 seconds of exposure would prove fatal.

Description: found while searching tattoos from the fandom, this is Anders from Dragon Age II with some awful, awful baby arms and an extremely long torso including about a solid foot between his bellybutton and his crotch. OP hadn’t mentioned a shop but it honestly does not take any arts training whats so ever to realize this isn’t how anatomy works.

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Purple Spotify Billboards Suggest That Prince's Music Will Be Available on Major Streaming Service by Grammy Night

The buzz about Prince’s music being widely released to streaming services in time for the Grammys got louder on Monday morning, as a series of purple ads bearing the Spotify logo – and only the Spotify logo – appeared in New York’s Union Square subway station on Monday morning.

While L. Londell McMillan – who along with Charles Koppelman is a special entertainment adviser to Prince’s estate, and is responsible for negotiating streaming deals – told Billboard last week that such a deal was not confirmed and still might not happen in time for the Grammys, the ads seem to be a display of confidence on the part of Spotify. And while much of Prince’s later catalog remains in varying degrees of legal limbo, sources tell Billboard that the artist’s Warner Music catalog, as well as his publishing, are on solid footing to be streamed.

Reps for Spotify, Apple Music, Warner Music and the Prince estate either declined comment or had not responded to requests for comment at press time, but a sources close to the situation confirm to Billboard that both Spotify and Apple Music are on board to launch at least some of Prince’s Warner catalog in time for the Grammys.

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Terrorist: First, you’ll be sealed in a reinforced titanium box. Next, you will be dropped into this bottomless chasm. Then, the chasm will be filled with water. Then, man-eating sharks and a giant squid will then be released into the water!

Natasha: Wait, if the chasm is bottomless, how can you fill it with water?

Terrorist …IT’S VERY, VERY DEEP, ALL RIGHT?! Lastly, I shall freeze over the water with a six-foot layer of solid GLACIAL ICE! ANY QUESTIONS?

Natasha: Not if you’re gonna get all snippy.

Clint: Eh, beats training new recruits, I guess.

Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled. Joshua 21:45
God has not changed. He is still keeping His promises; they are as dependable as ever. When God speaks through His Word, you can be sure that what He says will come to pass. When He declares, “I will never leave you” (Heb. 13:5), “I will guide you” (Ps. 32:8), “My grace is sufficient for you” (2 Cor. 12:9), and I “shall supply all your need” (Phil. 4:19), He means it. He will never fail us. He will never go back on His word.
Take your stand on God’s promises. You will never be on a more solid footing. Trust Him. If God has said it, He will do it.
The promises God makes He never breaks.

2017.

Things I’m leaving in 2016:
-negativity about my appearance
-doubting myself based off other people’s opinions
-giving a shit about what people think
-well trying to man sometimes I might be a little sad

Things I’m going to work on in 2017:
-some art stuff (back grounds, longer animations)
-becoming even more self confident
-getting a solid footing with my art career
-starting a simple slice of life comic

People for which I am thankful
All of my followers?? My friends???
Especially our group chat y'all know who you are ily

Talismans are enjoyable

Exhale into a bottle when you have a fine breath of wonderment in your lungs and lore in your mind. Put it upon a shelf and let it rest. Let it linger.

Look at it often in hard times, remembering you once were on solid footing and breathed easy. You will find your path again.

Curse the bottle and leave it for an intrepid, young, foolish adventurer to find, open, and unleash the coiled energy. How fun!

Anakin Skywalker - Short

Requested: Yes. ( Can you do the Reader being much shorter than Anakin and him always teasing her by holding her bridal style and piggyback style whenever she can’t reach something or just to tease her because she’s small and angry and he finds that extremly adorable? ) 

Prompt: The reader wants an apple but Anakin has put the fruit basket on the highest shelf in her apartment and he teases her by lifting her up onto his shoulders to help her reach it.

A/N: My titles are so clever aren’t they? Sarcasm intended. Anyways, I hope you like it! xx


You were struggling, attempting to reach an apple from the fruit basket which somehow happened to get on the highest shelf in your apartment. And by somehow, you meant Anakin. You knew it was his doing because he just loved to tease you about how short you were. You were a solid 5 foot tall which made it hard for you to reach a lot of things, hence your struggle right now. You were hungry, and determined to get your apple.

You groaned, staring up at the fruit basket helplessly before attempting to climb up onto one of the counters, struggling with that also. You were definitely going to confront whoever it was that created the layout for your apartment. It was incredibly stupid.

As you had one foot on the counter, attempting to pull yourself up with your other one, you heard a chuckle from behind you. “Are you struggling, my love?” You heard Anakin question teasingly. You quickly put both of your feet back on the ground and turned around to face him, your cheeks heated in embarrassment.

“Well maybe if you’d stop purposely putting the things I like on high shelves, I wouldn’t be.” You frowned, crossing your arms over your chest.

He chuckled again before moving closer to you. “Need some help?” He asked with a raised eyebrow, looking between you and the fruit basket. You could tell he was doing this on purpose. He was enjoying every moment of your suffering.

“Yes, so if you could just reach up and grab the-what are you doing?” You asked, cutting yourself off as Anakin suddenly picked you up, placing you on his shoulders so you were higher off the ground. “Must you do this? You know I hate it.”

“I know. That’s why I’m doing it.” You couldn’t see his face but you could practically hear the smirk in his voice. You slapped him on the head and he chuckled again. “Hey, just because you’re on my back doesn’t mean you can beat me up.”

You smirked. “You’re the one who put me on your back so therefore, I can do what I want.”

Anakin just shook his head, laughing to himself. “Just grab the fruit basket before I drop you.”

You glared down at him before reaching up, just barely being able to grab the basket before lowering it back down to the counter where it belonged. All this for an apple.

Anakin lowered you back to the ground before turning to face you, a grin on his face. “Are you satisfied now, milady?” He asked, reaching into the basket and taking an apple which he handed to you.

You tried to glare at him, but you weren’t able to stop the smile forming on your face. “Somewhat.” You said. “I wish you’d stop teasing me about how short I am. You know I hate it.”

He smiled before wrapping his arms around your waist and pulling you closer to him. “But I find your shortness to be rather adorable. Especially when you get all angry and defensive when I tease you about it. It’s cute.” He said, leaning down to place a kiss on your forehead.

You rolled your eyes. “It is not. It makes me feel childish because I can’t reach anything. And you’re not helping my case by putting everything high up on purpose.” You said, taking a bite of the apple in your hand. 

“I told you, it’s because I find it cute. But if it bothers you that much, I’ll consider stopping.” He grinned, looking down at you.

You sat your apple down on the counter next you to before wrapping your arms around his neck. “Thank you.” You said, leaning in to kiss his him even though you knew he was lying and would just end up teasing you again. It always happened.

DRAGON AGE X PERSONA 4

THIS IS THE REAL ME!!! MY TRUE SELF!!!!

I have no explanations for the comments that led to this but I did start coming up with the backstory and I have never felt nerdier. Vashoth Kanji and his seamstress mom! He just wants to make friends and sew but everyone’s scared of him and thinks he’s gonna attack them :( Naoto, from a prestigious house in Orzammar destroyed by its attempts to duplicate the repeating crossbow, who leaves for the surface to track down its true creator!

TOGETHER THEY FIGHT CRIME