Oh man oh man I have a lot of OCs but I’ll just talk about my favs from two webcomic ideas I’ve had for a while:
So first there’s these three cheeky ronins: Tatewaki, Akio, and Shion (those aren’t their full names just their general nicknames for eachother). Set in late Edo period Japan approaching the Bakumatsu era, the story follows the bizarre adventures (( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)) of these three unemployed ronins trying to get by during one of the most tumultuous periods in Japanese history. With the whole civil war between the Satchō alliance and Shogunate happening in the background, these three losers solve serial killings of rice brokers, escort a kirishitan woman to find the execution grounds of her persecuted family, get roped into a yakuza family feud, attempt to exorcise ancestral goryōs while getting involved in Han politics and corrupt monasteries, confront the demons of their pasts, and of course, cracking shitty puns about Mochi over cool sake at their favourite izakaya run by the pseudo-narrator of the story, Kume.
Still thinking of the name but I’m thinking of calling it Tomomochi (友持ち) because all Akio does is say shitty puns and his first conversation with the other two when he invites them to eat mochi together has that pun (along with 腹持ち,長持ち, 持ちつ持たれつ, etc. please stop this man)
Here’s Akio (left) and Shion again (right. also known as shurinosuke idk its complicated) and yea i’m still unsure what their facial structures should be like or what style i should do but i love them.
More pics + 2nd webcomic idea under the cut because wow this is getting long:
Memorial Day Weekend Fr. Vincent Robert Capodanno Servant of God 1929-1967
Fr. Capodanno was born into a large Italian family in Staten Island, NY. In 1958, he was ordained a Maryknoll priest and served in Taiwan. He joined the Navy Chaplain Corps in 1965, to serve the Marines in Vietnam. The soldiers nicknamed him the “Grunt Priest” because he had the reputation for always being there, day and night and taking care of his Marines. He died ministering to a wounded soldier in the heat of battle. Posthumously receiving the Medal of Honor, Navy Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Silver Star and the Purple Heart. The USS Capodanno Navy ship was the first ship to receive a Papal Blessing and many military Chapels are named after him.
A Buddhist monk named Thich Quang Duc, who burned himself to death to protest Diem during the Vietnam War.
Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela.
Man Falling from the World Trade Center on 9/11, “The Falling Man.”
Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans.
Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972.
A North Korean man waves his hand as a South Korean relative weeps, following a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. Four hundred and thirty-six South Koreans were allowed to spend three days in North Korea to meet their 97 North Korean relatives, whom they had been separated from since the 1950-53 war.
A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.
Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear.
A dog named “Leao” sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero on January 15, 2011.
Heart surgeon after 23-hour (successful) long heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner.
“La Jeune Fille a la Fleur,” a photograph by Marc Riboud, shows the young pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon during a protest against the Vietnam War on October 21, 1967. The photograph would eventually become the symbol of the flower power movement.
The world’s first computer.
John Filo’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Mary Ann Vecchio, a fourteen-year-old runaway, kneeling in anguish over the body of Jeffrey Miller minutes after he was shot by the Ohio National Guard.
Pele and British captain Bobby Moore trade jerseys in 1970 as a sign of mutual respect during a World Cup that had been marred by racism.
A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one year old.
Mass Atop Suribachi - Heads bowed in prayer, Marines attend Holy Mass on the summit of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, as one of their number receives communion from the Navy Chaplain who celebrated the mass. The two Marines at the right are spreading their ponchos, (rain capes), to shield the improvised altar from the high winds that rake the volcano peak.
Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela. Braving the streets amid sniper fire, to offer last rites to the dying, the priest encountered a wounded soldier, who pulled himself up by clinging to the priest’s cassock, as bullets chewed up the concrete around them. The photographer Hector Rondón Lovera, who had to lie flat to avoid getting shot, later said that he was unsure how he managed to take this picture. The Catholic priest, Luis Padillo, would walk the streets, even through sniper fire, offering last rites to the fighters. Besides priest’s bravery, he also knows the enemy will think a lot before shooting him (just imagine the propaganda) and the enemy soldiers are catholic and would refuse that order.
Even more intense about this picture is the setting, in the background is a carnicería (a butcher’s shop). In Spanish a carnicería means both a “butcher’s shop” and “slaughter, carnage”. The phrase “fue una carnicería” (English equivalent: “it was carnage”) is so common in the Spanish language. The parallel really catches one’s eye and draws the horror of the scene even further.
The photo was taken on June 4 (1962) by Hector Rondón Lovera, photographer of Caracas, for the Venezuelan newspaper, La Republica. It won the World Press Photo of the Year and the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for Photography. The original title of work is “Aid From The Padre.”
The Jews are afraid to go to the synagogues lest their children lose their jobs; afraid to complain, lest they be accused of being counter-revolutionaries; afraid to ask for a visa to join families in Israel lest they be accused of participating in Zionist-capitalistic conspiracies; afraid to communicate with relatives in the United States lest they be dubbed potential spies. They have become a community of whisperers in a kingdom of fear.
Russian-born US Navy chaplain Rabbi Joshua Goldberg on the state of Jews under communism
This Sunday is Clergy Appreciation Day, and we want to recognize the fine Chaplains of America’s Navy who provide spiritual and emotional guidance to our Sailors. Thank you for your incredible service!
Why did they let a Christian in the Marines? Just wondering.
Because the military and religion are not incompatible? Because there are tens of thousands of Christians in the Marines and one more isn’t a big surprise? Because the U.S. was founded on Christian values and faith so it makes perfect sense for it to bleed into most of what our military does? Because we’re not sub-citizens who have to be “let” into something because of our faith?
Allow me to direct your attention to a picture.
This man is a Navy Chaplain. Very easy to tell this man is a Christian. His job is to provide spiritual and emotional support for Marines. He typically is situated in the headquarters or the base chapel.
Also, let me direct your attention to THIS picture:
This is ANOTHER Navy Chaplain, but on closer inspection, you will find this man is, in fact, a Muslim. He is also there to provide spiritual and emotional support to all Marines and Sailors.
This sort of question makes me wonder how much people really know of the world around them.
Congratulations are in order to Rear Adm. Margaret G. Kibben who on August 1, made history when she took over the helm of the Chaplain Corps as the first female Chief of Navy Chaplains and first female two-star Navy Chaplain!
Founded by Royal Navy chaplain Charles John Corfe in 1900 and built by woodcutters who participated in the 1867 reconstruction of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Ganghwa Anglican Church is a beautiful harmony of East and West.