Dotonbori (道頓堀) at Night in Osaka Japan by TOTORORO.RORO
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The night view from the famous and busiest Ebisubashi (戎橋) at Dotonbori area (道頓堀). It is one of most popular landmarks and tourist attractions in Osaka Japan. Camera Information: Model: Sony NEX-6, Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec, Aperture: f/4, Focal Length: 10mm, ISO: 500 Lens: Sony 10-18mm f/4 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens OSS Alpha E-mount (SEL1018).

anonymous asked:

How realistic and useful is a spring-lock blade in the sole of a shoe/boot?

It’s not. As I recall, this specifically comes from one of the 60s superspy series, though I can’t remember which.

Real boot knives are a style of small fixed blade daggers that can be easily concealed on one’s person, including inside a mid-shin length boot. What they’re not is an OTF switchblade mounted in your shoe.

That said, people have incorporated weapons into clothing in the past. The Sedgley OSS .38 is one example that’s gotten a little attention recently. This was a single shot .38 built into a leather glove and intended for covert operations. It was designed for the Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the CIA) during World War II, though I’m unsure if these ever saw any serious use in the field.


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I’m not saying this is the absolute truth, but for me I believe that most people fail to achieve mastery not because they lack talent but because they lack discipline and rigor. Whatever your craft or passion is put in the practice. Most people practice until they get it right, but the ones that achieve greatness I notice practice until they don’t get it wrong.

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Senbon Torii (千本鳥居) at Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) in Kyoto Japan by TOTORORO.RORO
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Thousands of vermilion torii gates lined up along the inner path at Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) in Kyoto Japan. Each of the Torii is donated by a Japanese business. Info: Japanese: Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) English: Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) Camera Information: Model: Sony NEX-6, Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec, Aperture: f/5.6, Focal Length: 10mm, ISO: 1250 Lens: Sony 10-18mm f/4 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens OSS Alpha E-mount (SEL1018).

Stiles let out an unintentional yelp when Derek surprised him with a tight hug as they reached each other in the middle the airport arrivals section and it only took one raised eyebrow and Derek’s crossed arms for Stiles to explain with a wince, “Scott bet me fifty bucks I wouldn’t pierce my bellybutton and I was tired of ramen.”

Julia Child at the OSS quarters in Kandy, Ceylon.

Julia McWilliams Child would gain fame as a chef and t.v. personality, but she performed far different duties during WWII.  When the war began, she wanted to join the WACS or Waves, but was rejected due to her height of 6’2″. Instead, Julia became part of the OSS (forerunner of the CIA) and as one of her projects, she helped to develop a shark repellent for downed pilots and crews.  Later on, she supervised an OSS facility in China where she dealt with top-secret documents and in Ceylon.  Her life as a WWII agent was documented in the book, A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS.

@dragdragdragon​ prompted: Len doesn’t like the holidays and Barry tries to cheer him up.

Len’s never liked the holidays, never liked the explosion of color and sound and materialism, never liked the overloading of nuclear family movies on tv and the idea of being surrounded by family, never liked the reminder of the anniversary of his mother’s disappearance and Lisa’s mother’s death, never liked being reminded that the only thing he ever had to care about was his little sister–Len has never liked the holidays but he likes the way the Flash leaves him little wrapped presents of candy and plastic figurines, likes the way he deliberately works puns into every encounter whether they really work or not, likes the way the Flash leaves a tray of his favorite cookies in his cell in mid December, something he could only know from asking Lisa and trusting that she was telling the truth–Len’s never liked the holidays, especially now, while he’s locked in prison for doing something he’d wished he’d had the courage to do decades ago, but he thinks he has learned to like the smell of cinnamon and the bite of peppermint, learned to like the Flash, who made him a better criminal, and learned to like Barry, who has every reason to hate him and keeps trying to bring him some kind of happiness anyway.

Yes, I don’t use the term “Oss” and I don’t allow it in my Judo training’s. Why?

Well, I have my reasons (maybe one day I will share it with you guys), but let’s get behind this Japanese word… the origins and meanings.


“No matter what reason or meaning you attach to the word “Osu!”, you MUST know this one thing:

Never say it to a Japanese person – unless he is younger than you, lower in rank, or wants you to say it (if you’re a woman, don’t say it at all).

You see, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if the term “Osu!” derives from the philosophical concept of “to endure pain and suffering” (The Kyokushin Theory), from the greeting “Ohayo gozaimasu” (The ‘Good Morning’ Theory) or from the phrase“Onegaishimasu” (The Onegaishimasu Theory): As a rough, masculine expression,“Osu!” should be used very carefully, especially toward Japanese masters and people of higher rank/status/age than you – and more so if you are a woman.

This is a VERY touchy subject!“Osu!” expresses a strong assertiveness, masculinity and “let’s-kick-butt” spirit in Japanese.

It’s not something you say at the dinner table.” 


Read the full article here (I recommend it): http://www.karatebyjesse.com/meaning-oss-osu-japanese/

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“Did you stay up all night watching Netflix?”

Lisa storms into his room like boundaries mean nothing, like there’s no reason for her to not be there even though he’d been ignoring his phone and locked the door to both his apartment and his bedroom–and for the first time he wished that Barry was a little bit faster in the bedroom because she did not need to see his bare chest or the red gloves still on his hands–and he can tell she doesn’t mind that she walked in on him in bed with a man by the look on her face, and he’s about to tell her to get the hell out when Barry blurts out a response instead, “Technically yes, if you mean Netflix and chill.”

[Prompted by the lovely @merlinobsessionist. <3 <3]