it’s kind of ridiculous how certain blood colors are ‘mutant’ just because they’re ‘too lime’ or ‘too bright’

like who decides that??

‘you over there. your red hue is too bright, you’re dead. but that other guy just a few shades darker? nah he’s good.’

what sense does that make?

I was tagged by @errantgoat to take the Spacefem Color Quiz. Thanks!! Fun and accurate as fuck XD

You are olive #808000

Your dominant hues are red and green, so you’re definately not afraid to get in and stir things up. You have no time for most people’s concerns, you’d rather analyze with your head than be held back by some random “gut feeling”.

Your saturation level is very high - you are all about getting things done. The world may think you work too hard but you have a lot to show for it, and it keeps you going. You shouldn’t be afraid to lead people, because if you’re doing it, it’ll be done right.

Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.

I tag @cruelfeline, @goatrocket and @strangefellows (feel free to totally ignore this, guys) and whoever else wants to do it!


Yixing clay is a type of clay from the region near the city of Yixing in Jiangsu province, China. Its use dates back to the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279). From the 17th century on, the Yixing wares were commonly exported to Europe. The finished stoneware, which is used for teaware and other small items, are usually red or brown in color. They are known as Zisha ware, and are typically unglazed. 

The term “yixing clay” is often used as an umbrella term to describe several distinct types of clay used to make stoneware:

Zisha or Zi Ni (紫砂 or 紫泥 ; literally, “purple sand/clay”): this stoneware has a purple-red-brown color.

Zhusha or Zhu Ni (朱砂 or 朱泥; literally, “cinnabar sand/clay”): reddish brown stoneware with a very high iron content. The name only refers to the sometimes bright red hue of cinnabar. There are currently 10 mines still producing Zhu Ni. However, due to the increasing demand for Yixing stoneware, Zhu Ni is now in very limited quantities. Zhu Ni clay is not to be confused with Hong Ni (红泥, literally, “red clay”).

Duan Ni (鍛泥; literally, “fortified clay”): stoneware that was formulated using various stones and minerals in addition to Zi Ni or Zhu Ni clay. This results in various textures and colors, ranging from beige, blue, and green (绿泥), to black.

Yixing teawares are prized because their unglazed surfaces absorb traces of the beverage, creating a more complex flavor. For these reasons, yixing teawares should never be washed using detergents, but rather with water only, and connoisseurs recommend using each tea vessel for one kind of tea (white, green, oolong, or black) or sometimes even one variety of tea only.

Picture credits: 台湾 玉凡轩 


Stevonnie Fusions | Pearl/Garnet Fusion | Rose Fusions [1][2] Gemsonas [1][2][3][COMP][Size Chart] Gemsonas in SU [1][2] Fanart of my Gemsonas

I was a wee bit surprised that the Pearl/Amethyst/Garnet fusion showed up before we got to see the Pearl and Garnet fused, but that means that I got the opportunity to design her! Since Sugilite was more based on Amethyst and Opal was visually more similar to Pearl, I wanted these concepts to gear more toward Garnet, Garnet!hips and mainly a skin tone that has a red hue.

I was going to name all gems the same name, but then I thought it would be fun to choose three seperate gems. I think Pietersite is the gem out of the three that veers way from the red palette that I was originally going for; the blue in her costume was originally pink, but as I was playing around with the hue, the blue just popped, so I kept it. It homages Pearl’s outfit, and Pietersite is a red/yellow/blue stone anyway, so I don’t think it veered too, too much. I just really like the name Pietersite ok? lol

I had originally only done one, Rhodonite, but then the others got fleshed out :) Which one do you guys like the best?

For my own reference, the list of sextuplet pairing names made up by Japanese fandom. Translated it so that if you’re interested in looking up more of your favorite pair, here’s your explanation for where the names came from. LOL. 

Osomatsu + Karamatsu = 長兄松 (choukeimatsu = eldest brothers-matsu) [the two oldest brothers of the sextuplets]
Osomatsu + Choromatsu = 速度松 (sokudomatsu = speed-matsu) [“Osoi” (slow) and “Chorochoro” (quick)]
Osomatsu + Ichimatsu = パーカー松 (parkermatsu) [Is seen mostly wearing parkers in official artwork]
Osomatsu + Jyushimatsu = 馬鹿松 (bakamatsu = idiot-matsu) [Officially called “idiots” (baka) in their profiles on the anime homepage]
Osomatsu + Todomatsu = 紅松 (benimatsu = crimson-matsu) [Their official colors are of the red hue]
Karamatsu + Choromatsu = 水陸松 (suirikumatsu = land-and-water-matsu) [Their official colors are blue (water) and green (land)]
Karamatsu + Ichimatsu = 色松 (iromatsu = color-matsu) [When you write KaraIchi カラ一 it looks like the katakana “color”]
Karamatsu + Jyushimatsu = 筋肉松 (kinnikumatsu = muscle-matsu) [Karamatsu is known for being powerful in “Osomatsu-kun,” while Jyushimatsu has high physical ability in “Osomatsu-san”]
Karamatsu + Todomatsu = 材木松 (zaimokumatsu = wood-matsu) [Larch tree “karamatsu” and fir tree “todomatsu”]
Choromatsu + Ichimatsu = 年中松 (nenchuumatsu = middle-matsu) [The two middle brothers of the sextuplets]
Choromatsu + Jyushimatsu = 若葉松 (wakabamatsu = new-leaf-matsu) [Their official colors make up the “leaf mark” sticker given to newbie car drivers]
Choromatsu + Todomatsu = サイバー松 (cybermatsu = electronics-matsu) [They’re often seen with a smartphone or laptop in official anime videos]
Ichimatsu + Jyushimatsu = 数字松 (suujimatsu = numbers-matsu) [1 for “ichi” and 14 for “jyushi”]  
Ichimatsu + Todomatsu = 110松 (ichitomatsu = 110matsu) [1 for “ichi,” 10 for “to”]
Jyushimatsu + Todomatsu = 末松 (suematsu = youngest-matsu) [the two youngest brothers of the sextuplets]

Edit: To make it even more confusing, these pairing names are not necessarily meant for romantic relationship. Japanese fandom has now more or less agreed to use the above names if it concerns a duo involved in non-romantic, brotherly action, while using their actual names to indicate a romantic relationship (ie, ichikara, osochoro). 

Edit2: By popular demand, this post now includes the trio names. Many of the trio names start with 六つ子 (sextuplets) and end with 組 (group) to differentiate from other series who share the same name. Again, all of the names on this post are not coupling names. 

Osomatsu + Karamatsu + Choromatsu = 兄松・六つ子兄組 (animatsu/ mutsugo anigumi = older brothers-matsu) [The three oldest brothers]
Ichimatsu + Jyushimatsu + Todomatsu = 弟松・六つ子弟組 (otoutomatsu/ mutsugo otoutogumi = younger brothers-matsu) [The three youngest brothers]
Osomatsu + Choromatsu + Jyushimatsu = 奇数松・六つ子奇数組 (kisuumatsu/ mutsugo kisuugumi = odd-numbered matsu) [The odd-numbered trio; 1, 3, and 5] 
Karamatsu + Ichimatsu + Todomatsu = 偶数松・六つ子偶数組 (gusuumatsu/ mutsugo gusuugumi = even-numbered matsu) [The even-numbered trio; 2, 4, and 6]
Osomatsu + Ichimatsu + Todomatsu = 合格組・扶養合格組・六つ子合格組 (goukakugumi/ fuyou goukakugumi/ mutsugo goukakugumi = passing-trio) [The trio who passed the family interview for who gets to become a dependent]
Karamatsu + Choromatsu + Jyushimatsu = 保留組・扶養保留組・六つ子不合格組/素数松 (horyuugumi/ fuyou horyuugumi/ mutsugo fugoukakugumi/ sosuumatsu = reserve-trio, primary numbers-matsu) [The trio who did not pass the family interview for who gets to become a dependent. Also coincidentally, the primary numbers trio]
Osomatsu + Karamatsu + Ichimatsu = 事変組・グラデ松 (jihengumi/ guradematsu = incident trio, gradation-matsu) [The trio who were part of the “Ichimatsu Incident’ skit. Initially they were called ‘gradation-matsu’ because their official colors made a gradation, but the name ‘jihengumi’ for them has become more popular] 
Choromatsu + Jyushimatsu + Todomatsu = 事変欠席組 (jihen kessekigumi = absent for incident trio) [The trio who were not part of the “Ichimatsu Incident” skit]
Osomatsu + Karamatsu + Todomatsu = 釣り松 (tsurimatsu = fishing-matsu) [The three who have been seen fishing together] 
Karamatsu + Ichimatsu + Jyushimatsu = 六つ子問題児組 (mutsugo mondaijigumi) [The trio that acts like a problem; Painful, Tries to shit on a coffee table in public, and Jyushimatsu] 
Osomatsu + Choromatsu + Todomatsu = 六つ子マトモ組 (mutsugo matomogumi) [The trio that acts relatively decently, based on rational thinking, and have been shown to be tsukkomi a few times] 
Osomatsu + Karamatsu + Jyushimatsu = 六つ子原色組 (mutsugo genshokugumi) [The trio of primary colors; red, blue, and yellow] 
Choromatsu + Ichimatsu + Todomatsu = 六つ子混色組 (mutsugo konshokugumi) [The trio of compounded colors; green, purple, and pink] 
Osomatsu + Jyushimatsu + Todomatsu = 六つ子暖色組 (mutsugo danshokugumi) [The trio of warm colors; red, yellow, and pink] 
Karamatsu + Choromatsu + Ichimatsu = 六つ子寒色組 (mutsugo kanshokugumi) [The trio of cold colors; blue, green, and purple] 
Osomatsu + Ichimatsu + Jyushimatsu = 非カタカナ松 (hikatakanamatsu) [The trio that does not have katakana as part of their names]
Karamatsu + Choromatsu + Todomatsu = カタカナ松 (katakanamatsu) [The trio that has katakana as part of their names]
Choromatsu + Ichimatsu + Jyushimatsu = ピタゴラ松 (pitagoramatsu = pythagoras-matsu) [The trio based on the 3:4:5 triangle definition of the pythagorean theorem)

NGC 6888, also known as the Crescent Nebula, is a cosmic bubble about 25 light-years across, blown by winds from its central, bright, massive star. This colorful portrait of the nebula uses narrow band image data to show emissions from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms in the wind-blown nebula in red, green and blue hues. The star is shedding its outer envelope in a strong stellar wind, ejecting the equivalent of the Sun’s mass every 10,000 years.

(Image Credit: J-P Metsävainio)