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Photograph of KV-5 prototype “Победа” shortly before it tipped over and exploded during pre-production trials, 1943. After the German seizure of Leningrad and subsequent two-pronged advance toward Moscow, Soviet industry went into overdrive, creating increasingly bizarre stopgaps as supplies of raw materials began to dry up.

The KV-5 was one of these. Intended to be a mobile artillery battery, it instead proved to be a massive failure. The first prototype, shown here, fell over during maneuver testing. Poor design of the ammunition storage racks caused the vehicle to explode, killing the crew as well as the photographer.

The second KV-5, “Родина” survived maneuver testing, but the recoil of the upper main guns broke the turret in half during weapons testing. By that time, 50 KV-5s had already been produced. Most saw success, laid on their sides, as roadblocks during the 1945 Battle of Moscow.

anonymous asked:

Do u know of any good face masks? I wanna pamper myself and it's been a loooong day

Unfortunately, these are all products that you will have to go out there and purchase yourself. I am a huge fan of face masks, but have oily skin so I’ve never used a homemade one. Here are my favorite five, ranked in terms of the qualities that one might look for in a face mask.

The Face Mask Post

Dead Sea Mud Mask: Guys this is my absolute FAVORITE mask ever. Ideal for all skin types, and leaves my oily-ass skin feeling smooth as silk. Lots of face masks dry on your face in an unpleasant way, and this one doesn’t tighten your skin as it dries, so nice. Absolutely luscious and this little tub lasts forever! I regularly use this mask (at least twice a month) and have had it for a year and a half.

  • Smell: No smell
  • Look: Dark gray. You will look ridiculous.
  • Skin type: All.
  • Removal: Easy, simply wash off.
  • Effectiveness: 1-2 days of soft skin.

Shea Moisture: Ya’ll know that Shea Moisture is my favorite product brand. I do not personally have sensitive skin, technically the mud mask for my skin would be the African Black Soap one. But I hate the smell of that specific product line, so I took a chance with the Rose Oil Complex. Smells so good. Feels amazing.

  • Smell: Rose scented
  • Look: Light gray.
  • Skin type: All.
  • Removal: Easy, simply wash off.
  • Effectiveness: 1 day of soft skin.

Black Heads: I love this mask! It’s the most effective mask I’ve ever used. That said, here are some caveats. Before buying it, I was reading the product reviews where people were commenting on how painful it is. I don’t find it that painful, but it is one of those masks that you have to peel off your skin. Had a wax before? It doesn’t hurt that badly. But it’s not easy to take off. Also, it smells. Like really bad. And it tightens your face to the point where you can’t really talk while wearing it. But let me tell you. The pain is worth it.

  • Smell: Faintly rubbery. 
  • Look: Black. Like car tire black.
  • Skin type: Oily.
  • Removal: Peel off your face. Wash off bits you can’t remove.
  • Effectiveness: 3+ days of amazing skin. My face feels amazing for a week.

CVS Brand: I know what you’re thinking, but don’t. CVS makes hella face masks that smell and feel amazing, and are perfect for all skin types. And they’re super cheap! Especially if you buy them in tubes instead of packets. The one issue that I’ve found is that they take a bit longer to dry then your traditional mask, not sure why. Possibly because they’re more watery. I recommend the avocado/oatmeal face mask. Please do not use their sugar scrub if you have oily skin! You will break out.

  • Smell: Lightly scented.
  • Look: Varies. The avocado/oatmeal is lime green and the sugar scrub is black.
  • Skin type: All. 
  • Removal: Easy, simply wash off.
  • Effectiveness: 1 day of soft skin. 

Dr. Brandt: Hardcore exfoliator! You wash your face, actively rub the exfoliator into your skin, leave it for five minutes, and then rinse. Amazing results! Smooth, even skin that glows. Definitely not for sensitive or dry skin! No doubt, this is an expensive product. I got a trial version when I used BirchBox, and I’ve gotten several uses out of it. But it does the trick, and you should be exfoliating at least once a week. Please. Do it for your face.

  • Smell: Chemically. 
  • Look: Clear beads. Almost like a lotion.
  • Skin type: Oily.
  • Removal: Easy, simply wash off.
  • Effectiveness: 3+ days of soft skin.
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I thought it’d be cool to share some pre-production work that I did when I was working on my film, ‘Dodoba’. Most of these sketches and development drawings were made over the course of 3-4months while I was working on the story while some of them were made during production! 

Here’s the link to the film if you haven’t seen it yet! 
https://vimeo.com/126775227

-Yon

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List of People who Attended the Genepro Performance of the “Musical Touken Ranbu Kashuu Kiyomitsu Tanki Shutsujin 2017”

Featuring Sato Ryuji as Kashuu Kiyomitsu

Touken Danshi

  • Kuroba Mario (Mikazuki Munechika)
  • Kitazono Ryo (Kogitsunemaru)
  • Sakiyama Tsubasa (Ishikirimaru)
  • Saeki Daichi (Iwatooshi)
  • Ohira Shunya (Imanotsurugi)
  • Arisawa Shoutarou (Izuminokami Kanesada)
  • Imari Yu (Nagasone Kotetsu)
  • Yokota Ryugi (Monoyoshi Sadamune)
  • Miura Hiroki (Higekiri)
  • Takano Akira (Hizamaru)

*Torigoe Yuki (Yamatonokami Yasusada) couldn’t make it to the performance, but he still Tweeted his support for Ryuji ♥

Human Team

  • Tanaka Shigemi (Musashibou Benkei)
  • Kako Lion (Fujiwara no Yasuhira)
  • Araki Kentarou (Minamoto no Yoshitsune)
  • Takagi Tomoyuki (Hijikata Toshizou)

Ensemble

  • Katayama Hironori
  • Sugiyama Ryoji
  • Tauchi Tokihiro
  • Date Yasuhiro
  • Hayashi Mizuki
  • Naka Takashi

Production Team

  • Sugita Miou

Touken Ranbu Staff

  • Digitarou (Nitro+ Producer) *He also visited the rehearsal and attended the first public performance
  • Oke Hazama (Nitro+ Producer)

Bouquets

  • Team Sanjou
  • Team Shinsengumi with Hachisuka Kotetsu
  • SHOWROOM
  • Orange Rouge

NOTE: There are most likely others who attended the performance, but these were the people who Tweeted/blogged about their attendance as of October 5, 2017.

Personal Comment:

The first experimental production since the Trial Performance as it would be the first time the Musical Touken Ranbu has done a full in-character 2.5D solo live, and it looks the first day was a huge success! Also, I’m loving how so many of, not just the cast, but also the staff and crew showed up to show their support for the franchise, the team and, of course, their soutaichou (loosely translated to “captain-commander” or “head captain”, which is the informal title that the production people and the fans use to refer to Ryuji because he was one of the unofficial company leaders for “Atsukashiyama Ibun” and Kashuu Kiyomitsu was the first Touken Danshi to officially be appointed captain in Toumyu) xD

And, we finally get a reunion of Team Sanjou after such a long while! It’s fitting, I guess, that this happened during SatoKiyo’s solo live with all of them showing up to support their captain ♥ How adorable is that fan with the comment of “Captain Kashuu!!” written on it (and with Shunya and Tsubatan obviously dressed in Kiyo’s colours xD). Also, do I see a hint of red and black there Imarin? LOL!

I’m also kind of aw-ing at how many of them managed to turn up for the Genepro performance. I’m not sure about the rest, but Shunya had a LINE LIVE, Imarin had an evening performance in another production and Tsubatan had an interview on the same day right after the Genepro performance, and they still took time out of their busy schedules to attend as a show of their support ♥ ♥ ♥

Also, Digitarou-san xDDDD I’m still not over how he visited the final rehearsal, attended the Genepro performance *and* also attended the first public performance. The best part? He Tweeted about all of it. LOL! Once after the rehearsal. Once after the Genepro. And once after the first public performance.

rainstorms-by-june  asked:

do you or any of your followers have any skin care tips for oily skin? most tips i see are for dry skin. also, any tips for keeping makeup on (and not shiny if possible, but that may be too much to ask) when doing athletic activities (dance in my case) where you get sweaty?

I have oily skin! I try to include tips about every skin type in all of my posts, but just for you babe, I will make on that is strictly for oily skin.

Oily Skin Care

MOISTURIZER

Because oily skin needs to be moisturized just as much as dry skin does! It’s difficult because many moisturizers are oil-based, and putting an oil based whatever on your already oily skin does nothing but bring on pimples. 

  1. African Black Soap: Shea Moisture’s “problem skin” moisturizer! Specifically formulated to help moisturize oily skin. I am not a fan of the way this product smells! So I haven’t actually used it that much, it smells like tea tree oil.
  2. Belif: I’ve done extensive research trying to find the quintessential moisturizer for oily skin, and this is it. Apparently it is a Korean moisturizer for oily skin, and it somehow magically makes my oily skin feel like silk. It works, works in a way that no other moisturizer has worked for me. Thing is, it’s hella pricey. $13 for the trial size alone, so I would recommend buying that to see if it works for you. But trust me. This is worth the $$.

FACIAL WIPES

Facial wipes are an essential part of living with oily skin. My face gets oily from just sitting on the couch watching television. I carry a pack of Say Yes with me everywhere I go, and have seen major improvements in my acne!

  1. Say Yes: These are my absolute favorite facial wipes ever. I have tried so many different ones and these work the best for me. These are for oily skin and specifically help keep your face clean from acne. And yes they’re organic.
  2. Garnier: These charcoal-activated wipes are pretty good, I’m just not a fan of their smell. Good for oily skin but sadly not organic.
  3. Shea Moisture: Long-time followers will know that Shea Moisture is my favorite product brand. They’re organic, smell amazing, and use high quality ingredients. They are a little pricey, but if you can afford them then you should use them. Good for oily skin.

EXFOLIATORS

You should be exfoliating once a week! I don’t care what your skin type is! 

  1. Dr. Brandt: Hardcore exfoliator! You wash your face, actively rub the exfoliator into your skin, leave it for five minutes, and then rinse. Amazing results! Smooth, even skin that glows. Definitely not for sensitive or dry skin! No doubt, this is an expensive product. I got a trial version when I used BirchBox, and I’ve gotten several uses out of it. But it does the trick, and you should be exfoliating at least once a week. Please. Do it for your face.
  2. Real Chemistry: So similar to Dr. Brandt’s, another product I sampled with BirchBox. Essentially works the same, smells slightly better, but I find it less effective. However, if Dr. Brandt’s is too abrasive for your skin, this is a slightly less toxic substitute. 
  3. Beauty 360: Exfoliator + acne medication. This is the CVS rip-off brand of St. Ive’s Apricot, a product that some followers have told me causes tears in skin. I have never used St. Ive’s because it’s like $5 more than the rip off brand, and I’ve never had a problem with Beauty 360. One bottle of it lasted me three years! It helps my acne soo much.

MUD MASKS

Mud masks should be used at least once a month for all skin types, but are particularly helpful controlling acne with oily skin. I recommend doing a mud mask a week, these help soak up the oil and leave your skin feeling amazing.

  1. Dead Sea Mud Mask: Guys this is my absolute FAVORITE mask ever. Ideal for all skin types, and leaves my oily-ass skin feeling smooth as silk. Lots of face masks dry on your face in an unpleasant way, and this one doesn’t tighten your skin as it dries, so nice. Absolutely luscious and this little tub lasts forever! I regularly use this mask (at least twice a month) and have had it for a year and a half.
  2. Black Heads: I love this mask! It’s the most effective mask I’ve ever used. That said, here are some caveats. Before buying it, I was reading the product reviews where people were commenting on how painful it is. I don’t find it that painful, but it is one of those masks that you have to peel off your skin. Had a wax before? It doesn’t hurt that badly. But it’s not easy to take off. Also, it smells. Like really bad. And it tightens your face to the point where you can’t really talk while wearing it. But let me tell you. The pain is worth it.
  3. Shea Moisture: Ya’ll know that Shea Moisture is my favorite product brand. I do not personally have sensitive skin, technically the mud mask for my skin would be the African Black Soap one. But I hate the smell of that specific product line, so I took a chance with the Rose Oil Complex. Smells so good. Feels amazing.

彼には奇妙な性癖がある (Kare ni wa kimyou na seiheki ga aru)

Ametriine, a new/doujin(?) label, has announced one of their first CDs!

Synopsis (Paraphrased):

Your husband, 塩重快人 (Shioe Kaito), is an employee at an adult goods company—whose greatest joy, presumably, is testing out his company’s products on you every night. As the wife of this straightforward pervert, you are often subject to his abnormal enthusiasm and curiosity in the bedroom. 

While it seems overboard when he says that he devotes his career to finding things that will bring you joy, it’s no exaggeration, given that he never fails to bring new trial products to you for testing… 

CV: 天野晴 (Tamaru Atsushi)

Release Date: November 2017.

anonymous asked:

*steps in nervously* Hi there; first off you have a really nice blog. <3 Hope I'm not a bother, but I've just recently gotten into the Touken Ranbu series through the animes, and I was wondering if you could give me some info about the different plays/musicals, and how I can watch them? A friend streamed Bakumatsu Tenroden for me the other day, and after loving that one, I want to see the others, and also want to know how to support them. Really new at all this lol; thank you if you can help! ><

Hiya! xD Thank you for the comment ♥ I’m glad that you enjoy my blog :DDD and despite my fangirling, um, insanity, I promise that I’m mostly harmless? xDDD Kind of :P LOL!

Jokes aside, it’s also lovely to hear that you enjoyed Bakumatsu Tenrouden, and welcome to the world of the Musical Touken Ranbu/Touken Ranbu Stage Play! :DDDD This post will be slightly long because I’ve compiled a Guide to the Musical Touken Ranbu and Touken Ranbu Stage Play (including a master list of links) that I hope will be helpful to you, so I will place most of the information under the cut. 

But I would like to start by just answering your question of wanting to know how to support the productions.

HOW CAN YOU OFFICIALLY BUY THE MUSICALS/STAGE PLAYS?

Buying the online version of the musicals and stage plays from the DMM Website (which is the official provider for downloads): HERE 

Buying the Blu-ray, DVD and CD: HERE

Buying tickets to attend the actual performances: HERE

INTRODUCTION

As an introduction, the musicals and the stage plays are produced by different companies, and both franchises exist as separate entities that are unrelated to each other:

  • The Musical Touken Ranbu - produced by Nelke Planning Co. Ltd.
  • The Touken Ranbu Stage Play - produced by Marvelous Inc.

And now, on to the guide about the Musical Touken Ranbu and the Touken Ranbu Stage Play franchises.

Keep reading

alarajrogers  asked:

Are there any programs that are good for designing really bizarrely shaped planets, putting a light source in place, and then making either the light source or the planet rotate so you can see what the day/night cycle looks like? I have this insanely complicated Dyson Sphere with a mechanism for rotating a blockage of the sun at the center so that the Dyson Sphere can have day/night cycles, and also, I read that a toroid planet is possible and I want to see the sun go around a donut.

Miri: My roomie is big on tech/film stuff, so I poked him and he said what you’re trying to do is called “ray tracing” and suggested a program called Art of Illusion, which is free to download.  http://www.artofillusion.org/downloads (Synth says they have had some past experience with it and aren’t sure if it has improved since then, but it may be a bit meh. There’s a lot of tutorials available on the site.)

Bina:  Try the free 3d rendering and animation program Blender! I made a gif of a rotating globe of my planet using Blender relatively easily. There are definitely tutorials for anything you want to accomplish in terms of putting 3d shapes in space and rotating them and adding light sources. 

The learning curve might be a bit high, but it’s a powerful tool that’ll let you do any modeling of a planet/sun system that you need. 

Blender’s site: https://www.blender.org/ 

Torus modeling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIA6pEUpLTw 

Rotate and aim a light around a fixed point: https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/66130/have-a-lamp-rotate-around-a-fixed-spot

Werew:  I think Sculptris might be able to do this as well, and it’s extremely easy to use. http://pixologic.com/sculptris/

Synth:  123D Design from Autodesk is a very basic 3D drafting/rendering program, which I think has a torus as one of its default paste-this-right-in shapes. Been a while since I used it so I’m not sure if it has lighting options too. http://autodesk-123d-design.en.lo4d.com/

Fusion360 is a more advanced 3D drawing/drafting/rendering program from Autocad (kind of way more advanced than 123D Design, but not as crazyawesome as Inventor) that can probably do all that. (There’s a 30 day free trial, but you can register to continue using free if it’s for hobby use.) https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/free-trial

You could also keep it in meatspace and grab a drinking glass, a flashlight and a doughnut/bagel, then balance the bagel on the glass (or poke it on a skewer or whatevs), shut off the lights and physically walk around it to see how a sun might illuminate a toroidal planet.