we call it tradition

Taiwanese Horror Game "Detention"

Although the story is fictional, it is based on true history event, the “White Terror”.
(Informations from Wikipedia)

The term “White Terror” in its broadest meaning refers to the entire period from 1947 to 1987. 
Around 140,000 Taiwanese were imprisoned during this period, of which from about 3,000 to 4,000 were executed for their real or perceived opposition to the Kuomintang (KMT, Chinese Nationalist Party) government led by Chiang Kai-shek. 

Most actual prosecutions, though, took place in 1950–1952. Most of those prosecuted were labeled by the Kuomintang as “bandit spies” (匪諜), meaning spies for Chinese communists, and punished as such.

In the game, to avert spirit’s(the lingered) attention, you can offered a bowl of rice to it.
It’s called 腳尾飯 in Taiwanese (ka-wei-pun? I’m not sure), translate into English, it’s called “meal next to the feet”. Because in tradition, we put some dishes for the dead next to their body.
And if you notice, the 腳尾飯 has chopsticks stick up straight into the rice. It’s important, because it’s really offensive to some asians if you put your chopsticks like that during meal time.


During the puzzles, one of them is to collect dice and put them into the bowl.
The reason it suddenly change into teeth, is because if you can’t pay off the debt, some will threat to pull your teeth out.

aaaaannnnnd I think that’s what happened.


I’m really surprised, excited, and absolutely glad that this game has so many little details about the White Terror and Taiwanese history. It’s a huge step of Taiwanese horror game.
Check it out on steam, I hope that you enjoy it, I really did. And maybe get to know more about Taiwanese culture/history.

And I have to apologize again, my English is not good. Sorry.
It’s almost Chinese New Year, so, happy Chinese New Year.

Dean the Action Hero

aka Dean’s Back Against the Wall

aka ranking the season finales by how many times Dean gets thrown into walls (and other shit)

aka JESUS FUCKING CHRIST THAT’S A LOT OF CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON

For Week 2 of The Great Meta Scavenger Hunt


Years and years (and years) ago, I realized that Dean gets thrown into walls. A lot. I dubbed this the “Obligatory Dean Wall Slam.” Sam gets choked, and Dean gets tossed. It’s just how the show works.

An alarming percentage of the Dean throws wind up looking like this:

He tends to land either against the wall (or other object) in this position, or he slides to the floor in this position. We shall call this the “traditional” position, because this is the traditional Dean Wall Slam.

But how often does this happen in the season finales, and how severe are the finale throws?

I have put together this HIGHLY SCIENTIFIC scale in order to find out.


Obligatory Dean Wall Slam Scale:

- ACTION: 5 points for the throw itself

- IS IT A WALL: 5 points if it’s an actual wall

- IS IT A TABLE: 3 points if it’s into a table

- POSITION: 5 points if he lands in the traditional semi-fetal position (from our perspective, upper body to the left, lower body to the right)

- DESTRUCTION: 5 points if whatever he’s thrown into breaks

- METHOD: 5 points if he’s thrown telekinetically, and 10 points if he’s thrown physically (or at least appears to have been physically thrown) because a physical throw is a much more rare breed of Dean toss

- LENGTH OF AFTERMATH: 10 points if he stays put after being thrown for longer than 7 seconds

- WHO DUN IT: 15 points if he’s thrown by a family member (current OR future family, possessed or not)

- Additional points awarded on a case by case basis as I see fit because when it comes to Dean getting thrown into shit I am Chuck.

Let’s dive right in, shall we? 

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So this is probably 100% ridiculous, but I routinely vex myself trying to decide how best to introduce my future children to the Star Wars universe. 

My inclination is to say Episodes IV-VI first, then the latest sequels (which will presumably all be out by the time I have them), and then Rogue One when they’re a little bit older, but I’m also aware of the fact that they’ll eventually find out about Episodes I-III and that I’m going to have to explain why I don’t want to allow those abominations to be viewed under my roof.

Like, it’s easy to be biased agains Episodes I-III when you grew up with the original series and got that drek later on, but what if they get exposed to them on the younger side at somebody else’s house and I have to be like “No, sweetie, in our family, The Phantom Menace is what we call those prequels collectively because it’s our tradition to refuse to recognize them in any way other than to acknowledge that they were a menace to the franchise at large. Now, promise mommy that you will never utter the name “Jar Jar Binks” ever again.” 

Also, I’ve never seen any of the animated shows, but what if they see them first and it ends up spoiling some of the original films? 

Like

HOLY CRAP HOW AM I GOING TO EFFECTIVELY STAR WARS PARENT THIS IS STRESSING ME OUT

ETA: I should clarify that Machete order goes against my deeply held beliefs that Episodes I-III are garbage 😂

In my family we have a long strong tradition that cats are only given names that you could give to a human.  That’s why we have had Matthew, Norman, Lily, Rose, Troy, Robin, Meg, Pearl, Iris and Teddy (for all except Pearl and Iris: maytheyrestinpeace).  Thus I think it is pretty much a given that all cats I have in my lifetime will have human names or I will be out of the family.  However these are all good names to give to a cat if you do not live under a similar stricture.

  • Bananas
  • Grandma
  • Beverage
  • Hucklebuck
  • Doublewide
  • Thrupenny Bit
  • Stoush
  • The Heretic
  • Smattering
  • Flibbertigibbet
  • Round Pound
  • Smack
  • Erythromycin
  • Blister

anonymous asked:

Genuine question! Are Ymbrenes (I spelt that wrong) born with their names already set, so they'll be born to i.e. the Peregrine family and so they're a peregrine, or do they get assigned the name when they know what bird they can become?

Hiya, ‘Non!
It’s okay, you’re fine about the spelling! When I first started writing Alma lmfao I mispelled Ymbrynes every time I wrote. But anyway, onto your question–
THEY ARE ASSIGNED. It’s tradition for a new Ymbryne to adopt the name of their bird-type after their ‘graduation’. Alma was Alma Bentham until she ‘graduated’ and became Alma Peregrine. This is best described in Tales of Peculiar, in the First Ymbryne tale. “’My name is Ymeene,’ she said, indicating herself. ‘What’s yours?’ The young woman cleared her throat, and made a loud cry in kestrel-ese. ‘Perhaps we’ll just call you Miss Kestral for now.’” This tradition started with Ymeene, as it was a way to easily identify one another, even with any barriers between them. As a personal headcanon, I do believe Alma is from a very prominent line of Ymbrynes. Her grandmother was a ‘Miss Peregrine’. This sort of varies between Ymbrynes, on their lineages and whatnot. I do genuinely believe Ymbrynes are almost like royal families and must keep their bloodlines going ( this also touches on the guilt and torn beliefs Alma has about retiring. ) So it REALLY depends when it comes to bloodlines. However, one thing that stays consistent, is the tradition of them shedding their old names, and adopting their new ones. Their titles as Ymbrynes. There’s this mentality that comes with their names, and it’s very crucial that they partake in it. 

Save the LGBT

So, today in my country we had rainbow pride, everything went well in our place, but on the other, there were homophobic fascist pigs who protested against us, called us perverts and shit.. That we want to ruin the traditional family.. Now, they want people to sign something so we leave the EU.. Please save us and the LGBT community in my country( slovakia,07/30)

When I have children we’re not gonna celebrate thanksgiving in the traditional way. We’re not even gonna call it thanksgiving.

We’re gonna eat an amazing vegan meal and have pictures of turkeys on the table. We’re gonna celebrate life and every native american that was murdered when fucking white settlers came to the americas. It’s gonna be an eco-friendly, life-loving celebration of all those souls we have lost and continue to lose on this day. 

Maybe one year I’ll save a turkey from a killing-farm and raise it in my OWN farm. Thats the perfect way to spend today. 

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Above Pisac          

I’ve fallen behind on posting pictures from Peru so I’m going to try to catchup with a few more posts.  

he last couple of posts were in and around Cusco.  From there, we headed to the ancient inca town of Pisac.  We stopped a small weaving enterprise along the way.  We then headed up to some ruins high above Pisac to meet up with a family that our photo tour guide has know for years from prior visits.  In fact, the family asked him to be godfather to one of their sons - quite an honor for a foreigner.  The family lives high up in the mountains in the small village of Biacha which is not too far from the ruins we were visiting.  The mother cooked us a traditional Andean dish called Cuy.  She is holding up the cooked Cuy in one of the photos above.  (You may have had one of these as a pet when you were a kid.)

The kids moved nonstop.  Of course they have no electronic devices to occupy their time but they have absolutely no trouble entertaining themselves and you won’t ever see these kids getting chubby from lack of exercise!

Viva Kainora! The Kainora Shipaversary is here!

Hello all! It’s been one year since our ship first came about on June 27th, 2014 when Kai first appeared on the Legend of Korra episode, Rebirth. During that episode he met Jinora and we can pin that as the blessed episode that Kainora was officially became a thing! As such, we’re celebrating the one whole year since the ship was born! And what better way to celebrate this summer born ship than with a summer themed anniversary event?

And this is where the Kainora Shipaversary comes in! Here we go!


The blog for this event is here.

For this event we have double prompts each day. The first set of prompts (blue) is generally geared more toward writers and artists. We’re going to call those traditional prompts. The second set of prompts beneath them (purple) are generally geared more toward edit/gif makers, meme makers, everything/anything else, etc. We’re going to call those meme prompts.

Additionally, there is also a questionnaire to submit for anybody who wants to contribute, but doesn’t know what to contribute! You simply submit it to the blog and they will be queued out over the course of the event! It’s quick, easy and absolutely anybody can do it! It’s great if you’re not sure what to do for the event or simply don’t have a ton of time.


Do I have to only write fanfiction/create fanart for the traditional prompts?

Nope! Mix and match whatever you’re contributing with those prompts! You want to submit fanart for the prompt colors? Go ahead! You want to create an edit or gif set for the beach prompt? Totally! You want to do fanfiction for both sets of prompts! Go for it! Mix and match these hower you want! The only rule there is to make sure they adhere to the proper days.

I’m going to be kind of late with some of these? Can I still submit/participate?

Of course! Just send me an ask or submit it to the blog! I’ll also be checking the tag for some time afterward.


Rules:

  • Please use the tag “kainora shipaversary” tag for this event. This will be the tracked tag. The kainora tag will be checked as well, but this will make it easier to make sure everybody’s works gets accounted for. If you do not see your entry by the end of the next day it was meant for then please go ahead and sumbit it to us! (I.e. your work was meant for June 27th’s prompt, but you haven’t seen us reblog it by the end of June 28th.)
  • All rated works are welcome and M rated works are just as welcomed! While M rated/nsfw entires are warmly and totally welcome, this event is also open to all ages of participants so please put any adult-themed works under a read more cut with a warning.
  • All forms of work are welcome including, but not limited to, fanfiction, fanart, graphics, gifs, videos, etc.
  • This event is flexible! As said above, don’t feel restricted about what kind of work to submit for what prompt! As long as it adheres to that theme and that day then it’s fine! Even then, if you’re running late don’t worry about it! Late works are accepted!
  • Write essays, metas, make gifsets, edits, fanart, fanfiction. Anything goes!

Okay, guys! If you see this post then please reblog so others can see it and we can get as much participation as possible! We want to get as much kainora love going around as possible for it’s anniversary!


Credits to freyaisika for the art used and thethiefandtheairbender for the idea of the meme prompts.

Cosplay Mondays and Fan Art Fridays!

Hey guys! Isabella here from Steam Powered Giraffe (I play Rabbit and GG). I am also the social media upkeeper here for the band.

If you’re new to SPG’s Tumblr, we have two weekly traditions called Cosplay Mondays and Fan Art Fridays, where we share the work of our amazing fans!

If you have some SPG art or cosplay you’ve done, be sure to tag it #steam powered giraffe! We try to catch and queue posts as best we can, so contribute to your heart’s content!

Lately though, there’s a drought of SPG cosplay on my dash, so in the downtime between conventions and shows, I’m going to draw from other contributions to the tags…including your fan made comics, gifs, amusing posts, etc.

So what are you waiting for? It’s summer and it’s time to finally do that Beach Bum Spine cosplay photo shoot you’ve always wanted to do, or that oil painting of GG the Giraffe as the sun melting the robots and cackling maniacally!

Hope to see your creations! <3

-Isabella

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Kickstarter: Bring Yak Cheese To California

Ever had Yak cheese? Me neither! But there’s a Kickstarter underway that aims to bring yaks and their milk to California: 

California Yak

My brother and I snuck into Tibet.  We lived among monks.  Sometimes we slept out in the high plateau.  At night, the sky was so clear it was like floating in the stars.  

We learned about yak husbandry, and the importance of yaks in Tibetan culture.  We found our dream.  To create a yak dairy in Northern California.

There is nothing else like the taste of yak cheese.  Its flavor is strong and clean.  The protein content is much higher than cow or goat cheese. 

Cheese-making has been our hobby, but it’s time it became our business.  The money from this project can buy three yaks, large scale cheese making equipment, and a partnership with a local dairy farm.  The type of cheese we will create is called chhurpi.  This is a traditional Tibetan lightly smoked cheese.  Its taste is truly distinct, but is closest in flavor to a comté or gruyère.

The demand for local specialty cheeses in California is high.  This project has the potential to create jobs, and improve the environment through locally grown food.  But most importantly to my brother and me, this is an art form.  We hope to create something beautiful and delicious, and to share it with others.   

check out the Kickstarter for more information and to give them your support!

(Photos ©2015 Timothy & Oliver Jolis. 1st Photo ©Wikipedia.org)

About Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, and on this day we are called to think of progress. According to the Lenten tradition, we as a body make sacrifices not for the sake of denying ourselves but for the sake of improvement - weaning out bad habits or creating good ones, and all-in-all becoming better men and women.

Whether you’re of faith or not, I personally call you to analyze your life this Lenten season, and do your best to improve yourself in an area of your life over the next forty days. Make these days the first forty days of the rest of your life. After all, we only get so many chances in this life, so make sure to make each one count.

birthday wish

hello people of tumblr I am humbly asking you to take the time to read this before you scroll down. I’m turning 18 soon (February 21) and I’m planning on flying to Singapore for 3 days on my birthday. The reason for this is because I have a long distance friend (I kind of have a crush on him too) and he lives in Australia and I live in the Philippines. I would fly to Australia but the visa costs too much for my budget and it takes a while to get approved. So I decided we could meet halfway which is in Singapore. It’s very close to my heart and when I moved to the Philippines (after residing for 6 years), the friendships I formed and treasured so dearly, diminished in matter of years. Turning 18 is a special tradition in my family; we call it a debut. I wanted to spice things up with mine so I saved up a year’s worth of allowance just for this trip. I got the plane ticket covered but for some of the activities, I found myself short of money. So if anyone wants help raise money for my 18th birthday, message me! I’ll let you know how you can help :) I’m gonna sound really cliche right now but this isn’t a scam, it’s just a desperate call for a girl who so badly wants to see her friends because our paths may never cross again. I’ll give you all the proof you want. I’m short of 500 USD - it will cover everything like my food + transport + accomodation for 3 days. But if that money is too much to ask for, 250 USD or 400 USD will suffice. One dollar or ten cents, it means a lot! I don’t know if I’m breaking any laws by asking you this, I don’t intend on doing that.

Thank you guys!

A couple notable things about Fallout 4

Grenades are tied to a specific button instead of wielded as a weapon.

Power armor is going to be more common and worn by lower enemies like raiders

Instead of having a critical chance, you build up your “crit meter” by landing successive hits in vats which then allows you to press a button during the cinematic to execute a critical hit. In melee terms this results in unique attack animations and finishers.

Shooting is going to be less focused on relying on vats with a smoother, more traditional fps feel.

The brotherhood will be allies you can call in for aid

As we know, the traditional skill system is getting scrapped in favor of customizable perks.

The dog is cute

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“If you want to give a light to others, you have to glow yourself.” -Thomas S. Monson

Day Six: The End of a Beautiful Beginning…

Our final Morning Movement of the week, including but not limited to jazz hands and shadow boxing, got our bodies ready for our last day at camp. Morning Message #6 addressed, “Taking Camp Home,” and how the girls will bring the knowledge and skills they have gained this week back to their communities.

We had many, many group photos afterwards filled with joy, love, and SO much sunlight (that burned our eyeballs)! After our photoshoot, the girls rehearsed “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran while Bagonza played it on repeat (17 times in one day…). PCV Cindy even wrote out the lyrics on the wall for everyone to see and sing along!

In the afternoon we all gathered for a traditional GLOW game called “Flour, Water, Air.” Campers and facilitators played this version of “Nickelodeon’s Slime Time” as they poured flour and water on each other. Don’t worry, those lucky ones who stayed clean and dry were forcefully hugged by those of us who weren’t!

After we cleaned ourselves off (and got the flour out of our ears) we got to rehearse our final presentations with our families. Each family received a different topic that they presented about for 20 minutes and practiced their facilitation skills. The girls sang songs and performed skits to present their topics to the rest of the families. This also worked as a great review session for all the campers!

As the sun went down, the energy of our big GLOW family shifted. The realization that in the morning we would be parting ways brought hugs, tears, and many heartfelt goodbyes. Our final ceremony awarded each of the girls and facilitators a certificate and picture of their family group to bring home. Everyone had their name on our Glow Wall and with each name there were positive comments that others had written throughout the week. As everyone read their papers, covered with loving words of appreciation, tears rolled down cheeks while others smiled from ear-to-ear. We looked at our pictures and reflected on the new friendships we formed here and the immense bond between everyone in the room.

No matter what region we come from, what language we speak, what religion we practice, or what age we are, everyone here has that fire; a fire within us to overcome adversity, to be a leader, and to change the world. As we danced around our farewell bonfire, we celebrated the shared fire among the members of our now family and its unbelievable growth this week.

We are exhausted, we are emotional, and we are fulfilled. On behalf of everyone involved in National Camp GLOW Uganda, this week has been one of the best weeks of our lives.