Who: Shinya Arimoto / website

Where: Totem Pole Photo Gallery, Shinjuku

When: September 27 - November 2, 2016.  Open 12 - 7pm, closed Mondays

Shinya Arimoto spent the winter of 1998 hitchhiking across Tibet, riding along in the Dong Feng trucks that traverse the mountain passes. He became so familiar with these vehicles he learned how to repair them during his travels.  In his camera bag he carried 70 rolls of 220 film, a Rolleiflex TLR, a Konica Hexar 35mm point-and-shoot for black and white film, and a Pentax 67 and two lenses with which to shoot Kodak PCN-III color negative film.  The monochrome work he made from this trip won him the prestigious Taiyo Prize, but save for an appearance in a 1999 issue of Asahi Camera and an exhibition at Studio Ebis Gallery in 2000, his color 6x7 pictures from the trip are relatively unknown. 

TIBETAN WAY is comprised of portraits, taken with a wide-angle 55mm lens, and landscapes, shot with a standard 105mm lens on his Pentax 67. Using these lenses the opposite of what most people would think of as the “right” way is precisely part of what makes the series more intelligent that most Travel Photography. The inkjet prints in the show, while naturally lacking the vibrancy and luminescence which actual c-prints printed from film negatives would have, are through Arimoto’s skilled processes, still vivid enough to provide a truly satisfying visual experience.  Arimoto’s Tibet is comprised of equal parts awe, respect, banality, and beauty.  

It’s quite interesting to compare the color images and his black and white ones of the same subject (image 2)- I don’t know what you were doing in the fall of 1998-  I was probably listening to Intergalactic on CD while studying Japanese in my dorm-  not out in the snow on the Tibetan steppes with a Rolleiflex around my neck and a Pentax 67 over my shoulder…

A selection of images from TIBETIAN WAY have been collected and published in Arimoto’s popular Ariphoto series- vol.7, his first color Ariphoto, is available in the gallery during the show, and will be available online once it ends. 

With player rage levels spiking and only a month left before the 2016 World Championships, Blizzard has announced a balance patch! And by “balance,” of course, they mean 100% nerfs. Buffing cards? As if.

There isn’t much to criticize here as the most griped-about cards (except maybe Barnes) are the ones getting beat down with the nerf bat:

Tuskarr Totemic - only summons basic totems now.

Rockbiter Weapon - up from 1 mana to 2 mana (the most surprising change if you ask me)

Call of the Wild - up from 8 mana to 9 mana (take that, Rexxar, you scumbag)

Execute - up from 1 mana to 2 mana (probably needed; China complained about this one more than NA/EU)

Charge - completely retooled to break OTK decks.

Abusive Sergeant - stats reduced to 1/1 (maggots everywhere rejoice)

Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End - will stop casting spells if he dies/gets silenced/etc. so now he’s “fun” but not competitive

What bold new changes to the meta will we see? Probably just Zoo Warlock becoming Tier 1 again. But there is hope!

anonymous asked:

What's the difference between spirit animal,spirit guide and familiar? Thank you!

Hey there! A spirit animal/animal totem is a practice of some Native American cultures. Due to that fact, I am not suited to answer the first part of your question, as I am not of Native descent. As far as spirit guides and familiars go, I can answer those two.

A spirit guide is a spirit or entity that acts as a gentle guide in our lives at times. Most people have them, but they typically take the back burner. They often don’t act as like companions do, although sometimes they will. You can contact them about issues in your life or for insight on things, but they often wont be the ones that are like “hey lets stay around and chat and have a laugh”.

Familiars are beings (astral, spirit or physical) that help a witch with their magical practices and sometimes act as a magical aide or guide. 

@ocustos (This is all your fucking fault)

Hi my name is Gul'dan, Darkness Incarnate and I have long thinning white hair that reaches my back spikes and have demonic green eyes like fel fire and a lot of people tell me I look like Kil'jaeden (AN: if u don’t know who they are get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Daniel Wu but I wish I was because they’re a major fucking hottie. I have mossy green skin. I’m also a orc , and I commit multiple genocides in The Black Morass where I’m Master of the Shadow Council (I’m 59). I’m a Stormreaver (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly the bones of my enemies . I love the Twisting Nether and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a series of interconnected cloth strips and a totem-covered tunic , skulls… lots of skulls and I was barefoot . I was wearing Durotan, son of Garad’s lifeforce . I was walking outside The Tomb of Sargeras. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of Paladins stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.

“Hey Gul'dan, Darkness Incarnate !” shouted a voice. I looked up. It was… grand Magistrix Elisande!

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Nouqi Japan Sweet Girl School Uniform Navy Collar Long Sleeve Costume… / Bonne maison, $13 / Dearfoams Women’s Knit Space-Dyed Clog Slippers / Lewis N. Clark Set Of 3 Neon Smiley Face Luggage Tags / Bling Jewelry earring jewelry / HiEnd Accents off white bedding / Landisun Handmade Southwest Aeneous Cross Pattern Totem…
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The totem pole outside of Etnografiska museet in Stockholm has an interesting history. It was repatriated to the Haisla First Nation in British Columbia in Canada and they sent a copy back in 1994.

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Spirit Animals for the Signs
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  • Cancer:Unless you're Native you don't fucking have one
  • Leo:Unless you're Native you don't fucking have one
  • Virgo:Unless you're Native you don't fucking have one
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  • Scorpio:Unless you're Native you don't fucking have one
  • Sagittarius:Unless you're Native you don't fucking have one
  • Capricorn:Unless you're Native you don't fucking have one
  • Aquarius:Unless you're Native you don't fucking have one
  • Pisces:Unless you're Native you don't fucking have one