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Summer kimono. Taisho period (1911-1927), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery. A woven silk hitoe (unlined) summer kimono featuring wild carp. The carp (koi) when used on a woman’s garment such as this example is emblematic of faithfulness in marriage and general good fortune. Some of the carp are silver and others black; the silver ones were created by silver-metallic thread woven inserts.  The kimono ‘canvas’ with these silver and black carp against a mottled blue atmospheric background is dramatic and experimental, befitting the Taisho period kimono renaissance.



[sen-sawr-ee-uh s, -sohr-] 

1. severely critical; faultfinding; carping.

1530-1540; Censorious comes from Latin censorius, “pertaining to the censor,” from censor, “one of two magistrates of ancient Rome responsible for taking the census and supervising morals and conduct,” from censere, “to appraise, to estimate, to express an opinion.”

“Another factor is the morally censorious climate in which we live – a climate that is intolerant of eccentricity, waywardness and general lack of perfection.”
- Andrew Martin, New Statesman

Dum loquimur fugerit invida aetas: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero
—  mentre si parla, il tempo è già in fuga, come se ci odiasse : cogli l'attimo non credere al domani

Would it be harmful/bad for the fish to like…try to completely replace a substrate for their tank? Esp if ur already gonna take them both out to rearrange shit and try to decrease aggression levels? Like if u have the filters already…idk like
Knife fish apparently do better on sand bc they like to like. Rest in it and I feel like Snowball, who is a big carp would do good on sand bc I see them do the same thing the goldfish do and like pick and forage in it so sand would be better for both of them, and then the gravel that’s in there currently is like. Frankly it seems impossible to clean like it’s just…Neverending dirt comes out…but that seems like the kind of thing u do when ur first setting up the tank and cycling it, and like it would be a pain to do ?
(I also wanna replace the substrate in my Crayfish tank bc it’s like….the same gravel and it’s kinda gross and full of dirt)

Latin Phrases Everyone Should Know

Carpe Diem: Seize the day (probably written on a white board in a classroom somewhere)

Caveat Emptor: Let the buyer beware (on legal stuff)

Cogito, Ergo Sum: I think, therefore I am (something profound to impress your friends)

In Absentia: While absent (also on legal stuff e.g., trial in absentia)

In Flagrante Delicto (my favorite): In flaming offence or in the act of a crime (as said in Clue)

Ipso Facto: By that very fact (used in philosophy, law, and science)

Mea Culpa: By my fault (as said in V for Vendetta)

Persona Non Grata: An unwelcome person (diplomatic term)

Prima Facie: On first view (another legal term)

Post Mortem: After death (as said on detective shows)

Pro Bono: Done without charge

Quid Pro Quo: Something for something, this for that (as said in Silence of the Lambs)

Tempus Fugit: Time flies (song by Miles Davis)

Terra Incognita: Unknown land

Vox Populi: Voice of the people (as said in V for Vendetta)

«Io penso che l’amore sia un sacrificio sociale. E tu puoi dirmi che non è vero, ma questo è quello che ho visto. Mi guardo intorno ed è pieno di gente divorziata, di storie d’amore franate e io come faccio a stare con una persona e a credere che non finirò anch’io tra quelle macerie?»
«Io penso che un tuo bacio può valere le macerie in cui forse un giorno mi lascerai.»
—  Giulia Carcasi, Io sono di legno.