sparrow dance

Juban. Early to mid-Meiji period (1868-1900), Japan. The Kimono Gallery. A fine silk juban (underkimono) featuring the rare motifs of ‘Suzume Odori" (Sparrow Dance). Painting on silk. The Sparrow dance originated about four hundred years ago - in 1603 - as an improvised dance by drunken Osaka-based stonemasons at the formal celebration in the presence of the area’s lord Date Masamune in honor of the construction of Sendai Castle. With its upbeat tempo, energetic movements and hopping dance which resembles sparrows pecking their food, and because the family crest of Date is “bamboo and sparrow”, the dance came to be called “sparrow dance”. This is the only extant 19th century Sparrow dance kimono that we have come across. It was likely created and worn in the Sendai area in northern Japan, the homeland of the Sparrow Dance tradition.

“Cause if you liked it then you should have put a wing on it !”

The first time I heard this song I really heard “put a wing on it” and I imagined a clip about birds or something, or seeing wings …. but not at all xD (when you are french, sometimes you don’t hear the same things …. sometimes ;u; !) )

Then I watched the clip and just seeing the choreography inspired me a lot ! 

So I watched it many times and learned the movements to recreate them with my little animals =) !

It was an awesome exercice and I shall try this more ! I added the song so it feels more alive now ^^

This song belongs to Béyonce “Single ladies”, or here, birdies ! 

And if you don’t have wings, put a leg on it ^^ !

okay fuck it-

you know, i really appreciate those bits of destiny lore where guardians are portrayed having fun and doing stunts that otherwise would out of place in an overly serious “we must push the darkness” narrative because i have fun and goof around when i play the game - and this is canon! bring the sparrow to the crucible. dance and do acrobatic stunts after defeating the enemy. punch that fucking anomaly and die in embarrassing way under the warsat. turn some sacred burial ground of the hive or whatever on the dreadnaught into the training zone - we don’t give a fuck, we jump off the tower for fun, bring it down!

Cersei’s crimes and confessions

Since I couldn’t recall the exact situation offhand, pasting the relevant quotes here:

What Cersei is accused of:

“His High Holiness is resolved that you be tried for regicide, deicide, incest, and high treason.”
– Kevan, ADWD Cersei I

  • regicide: arranging Robert’s murder, of which Lancel confessed his role
  • deicide: the murder of the previous High Septon, which Osney Kettleblack confessed to
  • incest: Jaime, obviously (not sure if Lancel counts, probably not)
  • high treason: sleeping with other men while married to Robert, bearing children that were not Robert’s

What Cersei confessed to:

  • sleeping with Lancel (for comfort after Robert’s death, since she was lonely and Lancel loved her)
  • sleeping with all three Kettleblack brothers (to bind them to her to protect Tommen, since she didn’t trust the Kingsguard after Joffrey’s death; note she confessed to all three even though she actually only slept with Osney since she didn’t know what the others might say)

What Cersei denies:

  • sleeping with any man while Robert was alive
  • convincing Osney Kettleblack to bear false witness against Margaery
  • convincing Osney to murder the previous High Septon (she suggests he did it because she complained about him and Osney wanted to please her)
  • conspiring to murder Robert
  • incest and adultery with Jaime, and bearing his children

Re the last accusation:

“Last of all, and worst of all, there are some who say your children were not fathered by King Robert, that they are bastards born of incest and adultery.”
“Stannis says that,” Cersei said at once. “A lie, a lie, a palpable lie. Stannis wants the Iron Throne for himself, but his brother’s children stand in his way, so he must needs claim that they are not his brother’s. That filthy letter… there is no shred of truth to it. I deny it.”
The High Septon placed both hands flat upon the table and pushed himself to his feet. “Good. Lord Stannis has turned from the truth of the Seven to worship a red demon, and his false faith has no place in these Seven Kingdoms.”
That was almost reassuring. Cersei nodded. “Even so,” His High Holiness went on, “these are terrible charges, and the realm must know the truth of them. If Your Grace has told it true, no doubt a trial will prove your innocence.”
A trial, still. “I have confessed—”
“—to certain sins, aye. Others you deny. Your trial will separate the truths from the falsehoods. I shall ask the Seven to forgive the sins you have confessed and pray that you be found innocent of these other accusations.”

Note Cersei’s walk of shame was to atone for her confessed sins (fornication), and so that she could leave the Faith’s custody and go into house arrest at the Red Keep. All the other accusations will be dealt with at her trial by combat (her champion the Kingsguard Ser Robert Strong vs a representative of the Faith).

Kevan’s role in Cersei’s walk of shame:

“I have spoken with His High Holiness. He will not release you until you have atoned for your sins.”
“I have confessed.”
Atoned, I said. Before the city. A walk—”
“No.” She knew what her uncle was about to say, and she did not want to hear it. “Never. Tell him that, if you speak again. I am a queen, not some dockside whore.”
“No harm would come to you. No one will touch—”
No,” she said, more sharply. “I would sooner die.”

–ADWD, Cersei I

A little walk and I’ll be home, I’ll be back with Tommen, in my own chambers inside Maegor’s Holdfast. Her uncle said it was the only way to save herself. […] If she stayed here, she was doomed, and the only way she would return to the Red Keep was by walking. The High Sparrow had been adamant, and Ser Kevan refused to lift a finger against him.

–ADWD, Cersei II

And tonight his own road would take him to his niece’s chambers and face-to-face with Cersei.
I have no reason to feel guilty, Ser Kevan told himself. Tywin would understand that, surely. It was his daughter who brought shame down on our name, not I. What I did I did for the good of House Lannister.
It was not as if his brother had never done the same. […] All the self-seekers who had named themselves [their father’s mistress’s] friends and cultivated her favor had abandoned her quickly enough when Tywin had her stripped naked and paraded through Lannisport to the docks, like a common whore. Though no man laid a hand on her, that walk spelled the end of her power. Surely Tywin would never have dreamed that same fate awaited his own golden daughter.
“It had to be,” Ser Kevan muttered over the last of his wine. His High Holiness had to be appeased. Tommen needed the Faith behind him in the battles to come. And Cersei… the golden child had grown into a vain, foolish, greedy woman. Left to rule, she would have ruined Tommen as she had Joffrey.
Outside the wind was rising, clawing at the shutters of his chamber. Ser Kevan pushed himself to his feet. Time to face the lioness in her den. We have pulled her claws.

–ADWD, Epilogue

Big Hero 6 Sentence Meme
  • "I have a robot. I built it myself."
  • "Then what were you thinking, knucklehead?"
  • "You graduated high school when you were 13, and this is what you're doing?"
  • "For ten years, I have done the best I could to raise you. Have I been perfect? No. Do I know anything about children? No. Should I have picked up a book on parenting? Probably!"
  • "When are you gonna start doing something with that big brain of yours?"
  • "Welcome to the nerd lab."
  • "There's a place for everything and everything in its place."
  • "This is anarchy! Society has rules!"
  • "School mascot by day, but by night...I am also a school mascot."
  • "I was alerted to the need for medical attention when you said 'ow'."
  • "On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your pain?"
  • "You have been a good boy. Have a lollipop."
  • "I cannot deactivate until you say you are satisfied with your care."
  • "We push the boundaries of robotics here. My students go on to shape the future."
  • "Look for a new angle."
  • "Stop whining. Woman up."
  • "This is a microbot. It doesn't look like much but when it links up with the rest of its pals...things get a little more interesting."
  • "The only limit is your imagination."
  • "With some development, your tech could be revolutionary."
  • "I know what you're going to say: 'I should be proud of myself, because I'm finally using my gift for something important'."
  • "Welcome to nerd school."
  • "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. So, ya know, thanks for not giving up on me."
  • "She's wearing something super inappropriate for an 80 year old."
  • "If I could have only one super power right now, it would be the ability to crawl through this camera and give you a big hug."
  • "It is alright to cry. Crying is a natural response to pain."
  • "Your homone and neurotransmitter levels indicate that you are experiencing mood swings common in adolescense. Diagnosis: puberty."
  • "I'll whip up some chicken wings. You know, with the hot sauce that makes our faces numb."
  • "Alright, let me get this straight: a man in a kabuki mask attacked you with an army of miniature flying robots?"
  • "We jumped out a window!"
  • "Hairy baby!"
  • "People keep saying he's not really gone, as long as we remember him."
  • "I fail to see how karate makes me a better healthcare companion."
  • "Those who suffer a loss require support from friends and loved ones."
  • "There are no red lights in a car chase!"
  • "We can't go against that guy! We're nerds!"
  • "Our origin story begins! We're gonna be super heroes!"
  • "I fail to see how you fail to see that its awesome!"
  • "If I wasn't terrified of heights, I'd probably love this. But I'm terrified of heights so I don't love it."
  • "I present project Silent Sparrow."
  • "You want to dance, masked man?"
  • "That was his mistake!"
  • "I regret any distress I may have caused."
  • "I'm not giving up on you. You don't understand this yet, but people need you."
  • "You're gonna help so many people, buddy."
  • "I'm so sorry. I guess I'm not like my brother."
  • "Those setbacks made us stronger and set us on the path to a bright future."
  • "My daughter is gone because of your arrogance!"
  • "I want my daughter back!"
  • "Our programming prevents us from injuring a human being."
  • "We didn't set out to be super heroes, but sometimes life doesn't go the way you planned."

@onthecxse has crossed paths.

                       “ You sure?The minor CRUNCHES of a sparrow’s bones danced in the Felicid’s fangs. He was finishing up a meal, and offered a small bit to the hound before him. Though they didn’t seem too intrigued by the idea of eating fresh kill.  You don’t eat the feathers – if you’re wondering – and it doesn’t taste as bad as you’d think! 


Mate, you’re forgetting one very important thing. I’m Captain Jack Sparrow.


jack sparrow having a neat handwriting with beautiful loops

jack sparrow writing little poems when he feels like it

jack sparrow knowing and using proper english grammar

jack sparrow speaking at least five languages

jack sparrow knowing how to dance

jack sparrow playing the piano

jack sparrow being a gentleman

jack sparrow having to hide it all behind his pirate persona


I’m so happy to bring back the Last Dance Diner design! Now for a limited time, available in mint and gold ink. This design was inspired by the amazing novel Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire, and commissioned by the novelist herself! You can purchase these tanks and tees for one week, the presale ends Tuesday, February 9th~ so get ‘em while they’re hot!

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