the sunken ship

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仏教における六道輪廻の世界観を、透明樹脂で出来たクジラの内部に封じ込める修了作品を制作した。制作にあたっては増上寺の僧侶と問答をして細かなコンセプトを決めた。クジラは大海を自由に回遊するが、陸地に近づき過ぎると座礁し息絶えてしまう。この有様を自らの力で輪廻を抜け出せない魂の器に見立て、地獄道(海底火山)、餓鬼道(ホッキョクグマの骨)、畜生道(牢獄)、修羅道(桜花と頭蓋)、人間道(難破船)、天道(雲海)の六つの世界を内包した六頭のクジラを制作した。

Types of Ships
  • Ships: the average joe
  • Boats: tiny ships that don't last for too long
  • Submarines: unknown/widely unpopular ships
  • Ghost ships: sunken ships that still sail, where one/both sides of the ship have died
  • Battleships: antis; they sink other ships for their own benefit, and are the cause of many ships wars
  • Water Police: they are the peaceful kind; they ship anything, and are always trying to (unsuccessfully) prevent ship wars
  • The Titanic: huge ships, usually OTPs that everyone knows are going to sink at some point
  • The Ark: end-game OTPs. Like it or not, everyone knows they're going to happen
  • What She Says: I'm fine
  • What She Means: Moana is historically the earliest of the canonical Disney films besides maybe Brother Bear and yet Tamatoa describes sunken pirate ships and wealthy women wearing jewelry in a supposedly pre-currency society as well as using French and Greek terms in an era when neither language would have been around let alone developed to the point of the words used so Tamatoa clearly operates outside the bounds of space and time which makes him an even bigger scrub for being defeated by getting flipped on his back

[Yang mermaid here!]

Don’t mind me, shamelessly continuing my RWBY mermaid AU saga, one awkward mer at a time.

So I decided to base Ruby’s mermaid form off of a beta fish, because I thought their fins looked more tattered kinda like her cape and a bit like a flower petal..? I also tried to give her a light silver hue to her fins, but ehheheh its mostly just white.

I figured Ruby would probably be a huge collector of weapons that she finds from sunken ships. She’s a weird Little Red Mermaid basically. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Spy music

Context: After an ill-concieved jaunt across an ocean on a now sunken air ship, the party bard lost all of her instruments. She now only has her voice. Currently, the party is on it’s way to assassinate a zealot halfling who is about ready to start a race-riot. Sneakiness is of the utmost importance. The party bard has a handy spell song called ‘song to soothe the savage beast’ which acts as a song of stealth.

DM: What do you use to play the song? You lost all your instruments in the ocean remember?

Bard: My mouth. I hum and sing a wordless spy tune. I mean like, a song you’d hear in a 007 movie. You know the one. DO-NAH-NEWWWW, DO-NAH-NEW, DUN-DUN. DO-NAH-NEWWW, DO-NAH-NEWWW, DUN-DUN. Do-Doo-DAH-Doo-Doo, DO-NAH-NEW, DO-NAH-NEWWWW-

[DM rolls saving throws for NPCs]

DM: Miraculously, this works.

War and Moomins

Tove Jansson was born in August 9, 1914, just when Europe was set on fire by World War I. When she was a little girl, Finland started a short but bloody civil war. And when she was a young woman, her life was once thrown in the middle of tragedy and turmoil. World War II began when Tove was 25.

Later Tove would describe the time of war as “lost years”. She hated everything about war and was very depressed during this time. She and her family spent each day worrying about the middle child of the family, Per Olov Jansson, who was fighting in the war. As a sensitive artist, Tove escaped these horrors into a world of her imagination. And so, Moomin was born.

The first Moomin book was published in 1945, The Moomins and The Great Flood. In the book a family is desperately looking for the father of the family, who is supposed to provide them with a safe home in the middle of the dangers around them. In the end they arrive to a green and beautiful valley, where the father has built a lovely house for them.

War clearly affected the writing of the next Moomin book, Comet in Moominland which was published only a year later in 1946. In the book Moomins encounter news that a horrible catastrophe will strike their valley. Moomin sets forth on a journey to find out what is going on and at the observatory he discovers that a comet will hit Moominvalley on his birthday. The book is filled with fun adventure like sunken ships, monsters and new friendships but the feeling of impending doom is always behind them. Weird changes in the landscape and sky remind them of the comet. The family takes shelter in a cave and hopes they will somehow survive.

Happily the comet passes above the valley without destroying it. In the morning everyone comes out of the cave and they celebrate on the beach. Sun is shining, the sea comes back and life begins again.

Comet in Moominland is clearly a book marked by Tove’s experiences. In the book danger comes from the sky and creates desctruction unlike anything ever seen before. It may not be a coincidence that the comet strikes on Moomin’s birthday (Nagasaki was bombed on August 9, 1945). All anyone can do to escape horrors from the sky is to cover up in small, dark caves and hope it will pass. Tove often wrote how much she disliked bomb shelters and their atmosphere.

But after all the horror, sadness and loss life will always begin again. Like the sea returns to the beach and the valley becomes beautiful again, things had to heal. And later Moomin books would be filled with sun again…

lately, rumors surfaced about a haunted, sunken pirate ship. it didn’t use to be haunted, you see. but legend has it if you come close to it, you can hear annoyed sighs and strange melodies

I bet mermaids are really great astronomers. I mean, their eyes must be super sensitive to light if they can see underwater, and there’s no place with clearer skies than the open ocean. 

What if they found navigational equipment from sunken explorers’ ships and turned the old telescope designs and star charts into something more compatible with their habitat? Optics made of polished sea-glass, extraterrestrial communications systems based on the languages of different sea creatures, etc. 

People on land talk about how they know as little about the oceans as they do about outer space, but merfolk already have the seas figured out.

So of course, what are they going to explore next? I think the answer is just as clear as it is awesome. 

anonymous asked:

Hi! I really liked your blog. It's like my nightly routine to just scroll through your blog. I'd liked to request Seventeen as mermen and what colored tails they'd have. If it's too much, it's okay to just do some members, since you seem busy with other requests. Thank you!

Seventeen Mermaid!AU

S.Coups: Seungcheol hates the land. He has twelve younger best friends, and his hate for humans began when a sailor captured one of them. He’s become very protective of them, and wouldn’t know what he’d do if one of them left and never returned. He’s pretty much the dad of his group, always scolding them for being reckless, but it’s just because he’s afraid of losing them. His tail is dark blue at his waist, and it fades to a sky blue at the end of his fins.

Jeonghan: Jeonghan is really cunning; he purposely makes himself seen by sailors, and takes advantage of the myth that mermaids would grant them one wish if they gave him what he wanted. He has a grotto filled with treasures from the human world because of this. While the land may amaze him, he would never think of leaving home. His tail is beautiful; it appears white, but under the light, there are subtle shimmers of pink and blue.

Joshua: Jisoo is always helping others. He helps toddlers swim, he helps older merpeople with chores, he volunteers in scraping barnacles off any structure; the list just goes on and on. He loves the underwater world, but he is curious about the human world too. He’d never dream of swimming to shore though, in fear of being seen. His tail is a deep violet that fades to lavender.

Jun: Junhui is a bit of a troublemaker. He’s always off exploring in forbidden or shark-infested areas without fear. He’s really fast at swimming, so he never gets caught or hurt by anything. He can be really reckless sometimes, like that one time he nearly got eaten by a shark while exploring a sunken ship, and so he’s always getting scolded by Seungcheol. His tail is the color of sunset; a strong red, a bright orange, to finally a vibrant yellow.

Hoshi: Soonyoung is adventurous and always so full of energy. He’s a bit of a prankster, but everyone loves his charisma. He doesn’t explore forbidden lands, but he explores everywhere else. He knows all the hiding spots, all the shortcuts; he’s been everywhere and he just keeps exploring to see if there’s anything else he missed. His tail is a mint green-aquamarine blend.

Wonwoo: Wonwoo tells stories. He tells stories he made up himself, and real-life stories as well. His most-told story is the one of when he was caught in a net by sailors. He got tangled in a net and was lifted above the water, where he was dumped onto the ship. He was able to jump off the ship, but not without getting cut by one of the sailors’ knives. He’s been afraid of humans since. His tail is dark grey, almost black, and it glistens under the light. He has a scar on his fin about three inches long.

Woozi: Jihoon is always gone. He can’t seem to be able to stay in the same place for long. He’s always out exploring the ocean, finding different treasures and learning new things. Unknown to Seungcheol, he swims close to land because that’s where he can hear what he loves so much—music. He loves hearing humans play to different kinds of instruments he’ll never be able to play underwater. His tail is coral pink, and it shimmers under the light.

DK: Seokmin is always trying to fill everyone’s days with sunshine. He’s always going around singing, playing with kids, and just brightening up the merpeople’s days. The humans and the sharks or any other threatening creature scares them, so he tries to help them all forget about their worries, even if just for a little while. His tail is a dark blue that fades to turquoise.

Mingyu: Mingyu’s a mess. He’s always getting stuck in tight spaces because he thought he could fit through them. He always accidentally cuts himself with cracked shells while looking for nice ones to give to Chan. He always challenges Junhui to a race to see if he could beat them, and them slams himself into a structure. He’s clumsy, but he’s thoughtful and always there for his friends when they need him. His tail is the color of silver, and many envy him for having such a rare color.

The8: Minghao is friends with all the sea creatures. The merpeople often mention how he’s always absent or disappearing because rather than swimming around the city, he’s swimming with the dolphins and fish. He even befriends sharks, much to the horror of his friends. Minghao’s just naturally friendly, and he’s always helping any sea creature in trouble. His tail is the color of sunset as well, but not the red, orange and yellow one like Junhui’s. His starts with a light blue, then a hint of purple, and ends with a soft pink.

Seungkwan: All the merpeople believe that Seungkwan has the most beautiful voice in all the underwater world. He’s always swimming around, singing to his heart’s content. However, this is not always good because he loves the sun and rain, so sometimes he swims up to the surface. While he’s there, he sings, accidentally attracting nearby sailors, and nearly getting himself captured by them. He sometimes doesn’t think before doing something. His tail is a blend of pink and peach, and it shimmers brilliantly under the light.

Vernon: Hansol loves the land. He knows he shouldn’t after hearing what Wonwoo went through, but there’s just something about it that captivates him. The human activities like dancing, jumping, running… they seem so fun to him. As a merman, all he could do is swim, and sometimes, he can’t help but want more. His tail is the color of gold, and like Mingyu, he’s also envied for his rare color.

Dino: Chan collects seashells. He likes to keep track of memories this way. If he spent a fun and happy day with his friends, he’d pick up a pretty shell to remind him of that day. If they all got into a fight, he’d pick up a cracked shell with chipped edges to remember what happened. Good or bad, he wants to remember every day he spent with them. His tail is a light pastel blue that nearly fades to white at his fins.

thank you for your request!! ^^

please consider Kida/Ariel!! They’d be PERFECT together

  • Atlantis and Atlantica are fictional aquatic places. Who’s to say that they’re not situated close to each other?
  • Ariel frequently travels around looking for sunken ships and human artifacts that are scattered across the sea. Kida’s a highly adept swimmer/athlete who explores a lot herself. It wouldn’t take much for these two to accidentally stumble upon each other.
  • One of Ariel’s strongest traits is her need to learn things. She’s pretty much a self-taught amateur anthropologist.
  • Kida has lived for a very long time, she possesses knowledge gained over the course of 8 thousand+ years. Think of what she could teach Ariel! Scuttle definitely wasn’t a competent teacher, but Kida would set Ariel on the right path. Kida would be the firm but patient type.
  • Kida’s probably the only non-mermaid that could keep up with Ariel underwater.
  • They’re both curious, active, fearless people. They’d go on so many adventures together!!
Fathoms Below - Part 2 (Mermaids/Pirates AU with Jason Todd)

Part 1

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A/N: I don’t feel incredibly pleased with this part so apologies if it is a bit off. Also, that is a long af tag list lol


Jason was pissed. Well, more than pissed if he was being honest. He had just gotten into another fight with Bruce and it felt as if they were speaking different languages. He just didn’t understand how Bruce could insist he stay in one spot when there was an entire world to explore. The ocean is a gigantic place with myriads of ruins and underwater cities, but Bruce wanted to stay put? Jason needed to wander, he needed to know what adventures and treasures were out there for him to explore. He was aware of the dangers. Not all merfolk are kind, but he knew, if he was given the chance, he could make the ocean safer for all.

Jason swam through a shipwreck. From the noises he sometimes heard coming from the surface, he knew humans must be just as treacherous as his kind was. He sometimes wondered what humans were like and if they felt the same need to adventure that he did. He laughed at the thought. Surely they did, why else would they create these monstrosities to carry them across the water?

Jason reclined on the bow of the sunken ship and looked up. At the depth he was, there wasn’t a lot of light, but that didn’t stop him from watching the world above him glow. He squinted as a dark object came into view. It didn’t move like any sea creature he had seen before and it was sinking pretty quickly. He swam up to it and quickened his pace when he saw what it was.

A young woman, bound in ropes with a rag stuffed in her mouth and she looked to be fading fast. She had been struggling pretty hard when Jason first saw her, but her movements slowed as he grew close. He saw her eyes begin to close as he reached her. As he wrapped his arms around her, he knew he wouldn’t be able to get her back to the surface in time. He cursed as she went limp in his arms.

He removed the fabric from her mouth and cradled her head in his palms. He hesitated as he looked at her unconscious face. Could he really do this? He wondered. What would Bruce say?

His features hardened at the thought. Bruce would let her drown.

“Fuck it.” Jason said before pressing his mouth to hers. He knew the moment she regained consciousness. One of her hands slipped into his hair as she kissed him back, before she realized her situation. She pulled back and gasped for air. He allowed her some space, but didn’t let go. He watched as she took in her surroundings, her eyes growing wide.

“What the hell?” She said as she began to struggle against him.

“Calm down. You are safe now.” Jason said as he held her.

Y/N continued to struggle against his grip. “I’m not going to hurt you, but I need you to stop squirming.” He said gently. Y/N stopped squirming and looked at him. Her eyes took in his dark hair and bright blue eyes. She blushed a little bit as her eyes scanned his torso. Her eyes widened as she took in his scales and tail.

“What are you?” She whispered in shock. She had heard tales of half human creatures that lived in the deep, but she had thought them just stories old sailors tell to pass the time.

“I’m Jason.” He answered, ignoring her use of “what” instead of “who”. He swam back towards the wrecked ship. He set her down on the algae covered boards and removed the ropes from her arms and legs. “Are you okay?”

Y/N rubbed her wrists and thought back to the betrayal of her crew and her almost death. She looked back at the man, well merman, in front of her and noted the genuine concern in his eyes. “I’ll be fine.” She insisted quietly.

“What the actual fuck.” Jason heard a familiar voice say. He cursed and turned around.

“Dick, let me explain.” Jason said quickly. He moved in between Y/N and Dick, creating a protective barrier between the girl he had saved and his angry brother.

“Don’t bother. You can explain it to Bruce because that is where we are going.” Dick said as he grabbed his brother’s arm. Jason sighed and wrapped an arm around Y/N’s waist.

She clung to him as they made their way to the underwater cave that Jason and Dick called home. When they entered, several other merpeople of various ages and colorings turned and stared at her. Y/N cringed and held tighter to Jason. “Don’t worry, most of them don’t bite.” He whispered over his shoulder. He smirked when Y/N poked the back of his head.

“What do we have here?” A tall merman with dark hair asked. Dick and Jason swam up to him.

“Jason kissed a human.” Dick said, pointing to Y/N. The other merfolk in the room gathered around to watch the encounter unfold. Y/N looked from face to face. Most of them were young, around her age if she had to guess, one of them was small, but his eyes were sharp and calculating. As she studied their faces, familiarizing herself with the group surrounding her, she knew that they were scrutinizing her as well.

“I can see that much, Dick.” Bruce said as he turned to Jason. “What I would like to now is why?”

“She was drowning, Bruce. I knew that if I started swimming to the surface, she would be dead by the time I got her above the water. I was planning on taking her up, but she woke up.” Jason answered truthfully. Bruce nodded before turning to look at Y/N. She shrunk back from his scrutiny and his eyes softened.

“I understand. I am not happy about it, but I understand.” Bruce said with a sigh. “That being said, she cannot stay here, but we also cannot let her leave.”

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So, I was watching the Little Mermaid 3D and it was amazing! My most favorite childhood movie in 3D! I felt so nostalgic. The third dimension was good, but sometimes flat. Here, I’ve collected the scenes that looked the best, just for you! Enjoy! ;)

For the best results click in the images to expand them and be aware that it might need some time to view the effect better. You need Red and Cyan glasses.