A substantial silver chain composed of twenty-seven pairs of round-section links and a connector formed as a penannular gusseted band with inlaid gold ‘Pictish’ geometric symbol.
Chains of this type have been found in 'Pictish’ hoards in Scotland and the Northern Isles, usually assumed to have been buried to conceal them from marauding Scandinavians. Similar examples were recovered at Whitecleugh, Lanarkshire, and Torvean, Inverness. The massive double-link construction and inlaid symbol are unique features in northern Europe at this time.
This massive silver chain was found at Whitecleugh in Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is one of ten surviving heavy silver chains, of a type found only in Scotland and generally attributed to the Picts. They were symbols of high status, worn between 400 and 800 AD.
The chain consists of 44 circular rings linked together in pairs with a penannular terminal ring. The ring is decorated with symbols similar to those found on Pictish stones, here inlaid with red enamel. The chain weighs 1.73 kilograms.
Although commonly attributed to the Picts, only three chains have been found in the Pictish kingdom proper. This chain is one of two decorated with Pictish symbols. These chains were almost certainly
badges of high rank or power.
I followed along with spoilers that others were posting on here during last night’s episode, since I wasn’t able to watch it live. Everyone was mainly aligned with the fact that Bucklemming episodes suck and that this one stayed that course. Needless to say, I set the bar VERY low for my expectations.
I’m glad I did, because it really was lackluster. Not sure what could have topped 12x12, but I digress. I did have one takeaway and it’s from the montage at the very end:
I thought Lucifer chained to the chair was very symbolic: everyone is currently chained/tied to baggage that is getting them in trouble.
Sam & Dean are chained to Mary’s lies. Mary is chained to the BMOL (and too, the lies). Crowley is chained to Rowena’s conniving personality and now to grief. Kelly is chained to Lucifer via the baby.
It will be interesting to see whose chain is broken first.
So I heard Lapis Lazuli was going to be the extra boss in the newest Touhou game.
Betchu guys didn’t know I was a Touhou fan as well, haha. I had fun adding homeworld gem symbolism in the skirt b/c of the colours. Also drawing the skirt and chains killed my hand (it still kinda hurts).
ive been asked a lot on how i make my icons so ill tell u all today ehe..
ive prepared a psd. file that i can alter however i want and what i do is i download a normal grid picture and place it on top of a new layer with the size 250 x 250 (you may change the size but i make sure it’s constrained to a square shape)
the layer on top of that would be the filled in circle, to make that i use the ellipse tool.
make sure that the settings has the stroke option crossed out and the fill option is on like so here, pick a color that you prefer…
afterwards draw the circle manually or type down the size by pixel, make sure you have the chain symbol on (between the width and height bars), otherwise it wouldn’t be proportional
if you want to make it bigger use the option free transform in the menu bar where it says edit… always check the constrain proportions tool aka the chain symbol before sizing up your layer
place your image above the circle layer (ill use luhan look how handsome he is omf) it should look like this at first
it doesn’t matter if you make your icons like this but i tend to merge him into the circle (?) and to do that you need to add a clipping mask, make sure you do this on the layer of the person/object of your icon and nothing else.. also it should be on top of the other layers
now it looks like this yay we’re almost finished…
add a coloring into your edit, it should be in a psd. extension file, i usually download mine from yeahps.tumblr.com/tagged/psds or you can manually search for pastel psds via google..
+ ive tweaked a bit with the opacity level of the psd, if it’s too saturated or vibrant to your liking i edit it that way and on the original image there should be an option for adjustments in the menu bar, use curves to control the brightness/contrast etc and hue/saturation for the colors..
+ the image of luhan here is alr cropped using the quick selection tool, if you’re lazy search google for (person’s name) transparent png’s or png packs, it should direct you to deviant art where it’s alr custom made and all u have to do is download them
+ if you had any trouble still with these i apologize if my steps weren’t clear enough.. i tried making it as simple as possible, don’t hesitate to ask me if you overcome an obstacle when editing i will most likely answer your q’s when i have spare time :-)
Continuing… with more translations and speculations:
“The school’s stage was surrounded by a huge cage - Talented Prison(ers) Academy”
That badge is certainly the new academy’s symbol, thus having a chain surround it. Could the ‘students’ be considered ‘prisoners’ then? Well, all we know is that they must be kept here/must not escape, and well, the setting sure has a prison-like feel to it.
barbed wire on the grills of the window? Sure, gives it a more prison-like feel.
the aftermath of the incident, perhaps?
and of course, who could forget the love hotel, Kumanami. HAHAHA please tell me this is their dorm and where they sleep.
The building we explore in the Prologue looks sort of a castle, don’t you think?A really old one too, with vines all around…
…but over here, it kinda looks a bit high-tech? The desks looks like they have a screen on them, and the podium (which has a bit of a glowing light) and lighting fixture looks a bit futuristic to me? But then, does this takes place in the future or not?
oh and that girl…
has such long hair! It could reach her ankles if it wasn’t ponytailed! Even longer than Fukawa’s in her appearance in DR:AE…
And well, there are a lot of speculations and info circulating tumblr, so they’re pretty much the same as I have; nothing new to add. So I guess here are some translations then! (They aren’t arranged chronologically sorry!)
“Sorry I made you wait. Finally, it’s Ronpa time!”
“Series’ biggest trick in history that unfolds a psycho cool stage!”
“Why am I here in this school? And I wonder why we’re being in a place like this…”
“Why is it… I wonder?”
“Advanced high-speed reasoning action!” oooh boy what could this be but i think its like endless debate with 3 people talking at the same time jfc
It could be this:
This image could also prove that the protagonist can’t be these three? Since they have 3 differing arguments that you can choose to ‘refute’. Or, we could perhaps have different perspectives throughout the game.
The babbles mention something about “it has to be a man”, “He is-”, “-probably is lying/-probably not without lying”, “unlikely not impossible”, “I’m different-”, “conforming-”.
But what the girl is saying is along the line of “Caused the corpse to go up…?”
This part seems like the blackened, or just the students, are all blaming one guy for a murder, and the guy says he’s different (therefore it could be stated that this guy can be stereotyped as some sort of a killer, which is probably why he is an inmate. Think like Fuyuhiko, he is a yakuza, right? So maybe people’s impression of him is that he usually does this sort of crime, but we all know that Fuyuhiko is different from a normal yakuza.)
“No way, that’s…..!?” yes somebody fcking spilled pepto bismol on the floor gdi
“A world that ‘lies’ can change”
“Are you willing to use these ‘lies’?”hell yeah if that means i can choose who dies or not
And lastly, in the ending, it looks like we have 8 girls on the left side and then the 8 boys on the right (so that little guy must be male)…
Mafumafu: Words are merely symbols. To most people, the「( ’-’ )ノ)`-’ )」I tweeted just then would be interpreted as if the「Left ( ’-’ ) was squishing the right ( ’-’ )」, but in my case, I have embedded my wish that 「May the world tomorrow be peaceful too」into that chain of symbols. I’m sleepy.
Allegory of Painting (1764). Domenico Corvi (Italian, 1721-1803). Oil on canvas. Walters Art Museum.
This young woman with her palette and brushes is not seriously engaged in painting. Contemplating her reflection in a mirror held by a winged cupid, she is a personification of self-conscious beauty. A mask attached to her headdress with a golden chain symbolizes the potentially misleading view of reality that art can convey even when appearing to imitate nature.