gold ankh

The helmet had gold decoration, and the bespoke armorers had made a new gleaming breastplate with useless gold ornamentation on it. Sam Vimes felt like a class traitor every time he wore it. He hated being thought of as one of those people that wore stupid ornamental armor. It was gilt by association.
—  Terry Pratchett - Nights Watch
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Last drawing for Character Design Challenge! The theme: Gods of Egypt
I hesitated a lot between the two versions here, one with a light in the right eye, but I decided to post for the CDChallenge, the version without the light. 

I’m posting here the two versions anyway, with some details :-)

ATEM’S FASHION SENSE CALL OUT POST~!

DONT KNOW IF ANYONE DID THIS YET BUT IM BORED SO HERE I COME!!! 

LOL COSTUME! USHIO YOU’RE A JERK BUT YOU ACTUALLY SAID IT!!!! 

BUT I MEAN LETS ALL FEAST OUR EYES ON THIS 3000 YEAR OLD MESS OF A TEEN! 

he’s beautiful (。♥‿♥。)

Here’s what Yuugi wears to school. Pretty standard high school clothing.

  • school uniform
  • running shoes
  • white undershirt 
  • no poots (yet)

and then what Yuugi was wearing just moments before 

looking back at Atem, are you telling me that:

  • of all things to wear he puts the school uniform back on (what is a hoodie not ominous enough for you?)
  • decided to attach 2 GIANT GOLD ANKH to his wrists (where did Atem even get those? did he use his puzzle magic again? because i refuse to believe that Yuugi had those sitting around in his closet????)
  • YUGI DIDN’T WEAR THAT COLLAR TO SCHOOL SO IT WAS ATEM’S  IDEA!?!!?!?
  • that button up vest…. thing….. 
  • black boots (at least the infamous boot pants (poots) haven't make their debut in this chapter yet)

so Yugi the next day is seen wearing the collar and button up vest under his typical white shirt and thankfully no giant gold ankhs…………Did Atem like…. whisper to Yuugi his outfit choices to him that morning or something?!?!?!!?

conclusion: I’m off to hunt down the specific chapters in which Atem, and then even later Yuugi, starts wearing those lovely boot pants

Yugioh Ch 1 - Bunko Coloured Edition 

white witches: I’m a hoodoo witch, hashtag “black witch,” look at my dream catcher omg there goes my spirit animal! Should I get the gold or silver ankh necklace???

also white witches: *has tarot deck with poc on one card illustration* IS THIS CULTURE APPROPRIATION!? I DON’T WANNA OFFEND ANYONE!!! I’M NOT GONNA BUY THIS TAROT CREATED BY A WITCH OF COLOR BECAUSE IT MAKES MY WHITE GUILT ACHE GAAAAAH

The Guardian of Right to Pass Judgement on Evil - Part One

“How about you play a game with me?”

One of the biggest over exaggerations of a character by fandom in general is early series Yami Yugi. Largely because the memes about him are hilarious but he’s often characterised as an insane, violent, vengeful murder-ghost. Which isn’t strictly an out-right lie but it also reduces his very complex character to something he simply isn’t.

Most people have only seen the DM anime, and by that point in the story Yami has levelled out considerably in terms of his behaviour and use of shadow magic so hearing about the first chapters of his appearance (especially the infamous chapter with the escaped convict who is set on fire) I find leads to the assumption he was completely nutter butters. He isn’t.

What Yami actually is, is ruthless. It’s an ongoing flaw that Yami steadily overcomes as the series goes on, but he’s very much in control of his actions and what he is doing. He’s not been driven mad and irrational by being in the puzzle, he’s not randomly attacking people and he certainly isn’t shrieking with delight as his victim burns merrily away in front of him.

I’m going to be covering two chapters at a time after this post – the early series chapters are either one-chapter stories or two-parters and are all relatively short. And hopefully overtime you’ll see what I mean when I say Yami’s not the dark madman he’s characterised as - he’s extremely confused and literally working off his base personality traits until he settles down a bit. It’s a very interesting character development arc.

Keep reading

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Eternal Feminine - Solange Azagury-Partridge

“A collection of five precious objects designed as jewellery boxes. The box becomes the jewels. Each box tells its own story.

This three-sided pyramid is a symbol of femininity representing the womb of the woman as a protective home for the child. All the elements in this box are created to protect the Little Cherub. The floor is set with triangular diamonds, the toughest and most precious material on Earth.”

Something that has honestly bugged me a little bit ever since I actually thought about it is… how much in pop culture people seem to simplify ancient Egypt and not really care about it as a civilisation?

I mean I really don’t mean to speak for anybody that lives in Northeast Africa right now, and this whole thought necessarily exists within the context that there’s a bunch we don’t know about ancient Egypt and may never know (necessarily leaving us filling in some blanks no matter what), but like

People get so angry these days (at least half of the way, rightfully) about the misuse of indigenous people’s culture and the representation of countries/people groups only as stereotypes, and sometimes even just the reuse of certain mythology creatures such as the golem (which I’m still very confused about who’s correct on)

And I’m just like… are the same people correctly pointing out the cartoon “Indian” mascot and the gratuitous use of Hindu imagery and then drawing a bunch of gold and blue ankh-adorned jackal and falcon furries for aesthetic and calling every other dog furry they see an “anubis” when egyptian gods weren’t even actually furries

It’s a dead culture and a dead religion but I’ve gotta wonder, and kinda really think we can all do better than this