pictures of the floating world

Ukiyo-e (浮世絵), “pictures of the Floating World,” is a genre of Japanese woodblock prints and paintings produced between the 17th and 20th centuries, depicting landscapes, the theater and scenes from the entertainment districts of Japanese cities. (submitted by terrible-at-organising-student)

The moment Frisk fell into the underground.
Sometimes, she would go into this small dark world, where these pictures will float in front of her, one was the monsters underground with her and Chara together above ground. Another was of her sister leaving dust in her path. Another was a more sinister path that Frisk dare not look a second time.

Just like when Chara’s falling underground awaken her RESET.
Frisk had her own power, to see the endings that her sister can choose…
Frisk does not remember any RESET but Frisk still appears in the room and tries to lead her sister to choose the Pacifist path.
Frisk can also see the Alternate Universe. But that is only when she trains more on this ‘power’ she obtain when she fell…

I used to think to think it was my rememory. You know. Some things you forget. Other things you never do. But it’s not. Places, places are still there. If a house burns down, it’s gone, but the place–the picture of it–stays, and not just in my rememory, but out there, in the world. What I remember is a picture floating around out there outside my head. I mean, even if I don’t think it, even if I die, the picture of what I did, or knew, or saw is still out there. Right in the place where it happened.
—  Toni Morrison, Beloved
I was talking about time. It’s so hard for me to believe in it. Some things go. Pass on. Some things just stay. I used to think it was my rememory. You know. Some things you forget. Other things you never do. But it’s not. Places, places are still there. If a house burns down, it’s gone, but the place—the picture of it—stays, and not just in my rememory, but out there, in the world. What I remember is a picture floating around out there outside my head. I mean, even if I don’t think it, even if I die, the picture of what I did, or knew, or saw is still out there. Right in the place where it happened.
—  Toni Morrison, from Beloved (Knopf, 1987)

When Ruth Gruber boarded the ship “Runnymede Park,” the passengers cried out, “Take pictures! Show our floating Auschwitz to the world!” Gruber was the only journalist to bring a camera on board. Her groundbreaking work as a photojournalist spanned more than five decades on four continents.
📷 The prisoners were squeezed together in the dark hold of the ship. There were no beds, no chairs, and no privacy. Refugees suffered from water deprivation, unbearable crowding, and abominable sanitary conditions. Each prisoner was allowed on the upper deck once a day to use the outhouse, with only six holes, Runnymede Park, Port de Bouc, France, August 22, 1947. ©Estate of Ruth Gruber, courtesy ICP.

His hands are full of brambles, and the woman
in that tower a bit more feral than anticipated;
it turns out she had a bone collection
and a habit of turning princes into toads.
With her hair cut short, sometimes her eyes
and cheekbones look so sharp she reminds him
of some forest creature gone astray in a floating green dress.
He makes dinner for the two of them,
gently snapping asparagus in two, cutting
the fascia away from a chicken breast with a sigh.
A backfire, a black spire, a fear ark, a fae bicker:
a creature with a beautiful song and sharp claws.
Nothing the way he’d pictured it.
—  “He Wonders What, Exactly, He Rescued” from She Returns to the Floating World by Jeannine Hall Gailey
Some things you forget. Other things you never do. But it’s not. Places, places are still there. If a house burns down, it’s gone, but the place—the picture of it—stays, and not just in my rememory, but out there, in the world. What I remember is a picture floating around out there outside my head. I mean, even if I don’t think if, even if I die, the picture of what I did, or knew, or saw is still out there. Right in the place where it happened.
—  Toni Morrison, from Beloved
Ukiyo-e: Pictures of the Floating World

from Hector Garcia’s A Geek in Japan…

Literally means “pictures of the floating world.” It is a type of printmaking art that was developed in the Edo Period (1603-1868). Ukiyo-e were prints that were produced by using large carved woodblocks that had been painted upon and then paper pressed.

Today, less than 4 traditional ukiyo-e studios exist in Japan. We were lucky enough to visit one of them and be the very lucky guests of a master carver, a master painter and his apprentice. The following pictures are from that phenomenal experience.

anonymous asked:

I'm incredibly new to tumblr, but I saw your last post about an FAQ and I have no idea what that is or where to find it? I don't want to annoy you by doing something stupid or ignoring it, and I would hate for you to think I was being ignorant by not following it, but I genuinely don't know what it is or how to follow it. Sorry for being annoying, I'm just trying to be respectful of your wishes and read it before I try sending you anything else. Love your art, by the way. :D

Ok, I get you’re new to tumblr :) ’s cool. You don’t have to know everything. I’m gonna surprise you but hey, even I don’t know everything :) Nothing you should be ashamed of. Also it’s ok to ask people about things you don’t know. But, considering the fact that we live in a 21th century, you don’t have to ask people about absolutely everything because, fortunately, there’s a place you can check things you don’t know without actually asking people. It’s called Google. You enter “FAQ” into the browser and ta dah:

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) or Questions and Answers (Q&A), are listed questions and answers, all supposed to be commonly asked in some context, and pertaining to a particular topic. The format is commonly used on email mailing lists and other online forums, where certain common questions tend to recur.

Here we go :) Now you know what it is. Now where to find it? Probably on a blog :) So, you go to: http://atalienart.tumblr.com/ (<– this is my blog) There are usually sidebars where you can find some links (unless it’s an esthetic blog, then you won’t even find the “next page” button) and:

Be brave and click it ;)

(If you’re a mobile user, I’m sorry, you probably can’t see it anyway, you can’t even see any picture, just adverts, the world is cold and unfriendly, you’re floating in void, resigned, forgotten…)