inside and outside and within and without.

is this an outfit? PROBABLY.

60’s carpet coat- mom

90’s yaminy beaded top- goodwill

garter shorts- ALLIHALLA

tights- target

saddle shoes- internet

when I was walking to meet my friends (for the 32 minutes I was out of bed), this cretin lurkus bus station dad with the most shined boots I’ve ever seen was like “heh heh I like your outfit” and I said “YEAH SO DOES MY BOYFRIEND” and I walked away. At the bar, I kept thumbs downing drunk bros and frowning. Now I am in bed again with Unknown Pleasures and the heater up high and the windows open because it smells like the fish sauce laden thai food I made for dinner. Times is tuff when you’re home alone for the first time in 800 years.

Woman’s brain tumour turns out to be her “embryonic twin”, surgeons find


A 26-year-old woman went in to have what she assumed to be a brain tumour removed… but surgeons actually pulled out what they believe to be an undeveloped embryonic twin, complete with hair, teeth and bone.

Indiana University PhD student Yamini Karanam first went to see doctors when she started getting bad headaches and struggling with reading- and listening- comprehension, and they quickly spotted a rapidly growing pea-sized tumour on herpineal gland. But they’ve now discovered the mass was actually a ‘teratoma’ - a mysterious type of tumour that contains its own tissue and even organs.

Although scientists still aren’t entirely sure what causes these tumours, one of the leading theories is that teratomas were originally embryonic twins that never developed, and ended up being absorbed into the surviving twin’s body instead. Karanam is now lightheartedly calling the tumour her “evil twin sister who’s been torturing her for the past 26 years,” as NBC News reports. And we’re kind of glad someone else said it first, because this is pretty horror movie-esque stuff.

To help her remove the tumour, Karanam sought out neurosurgeon Hrayr Shahinian, who has pioneered a keyhole brain surgery technique for removing tumours deep in the brain. After making a cut of just over one centimetre, Shahinian used an endoscope and fibre-optic technology to reach in and gently “chisel away” at the tumour, as Shahinian told NBC News.

Teratomas are rare, especially in the brain. “This is my second one, and I’ve probably taken out 7,000 or 8,000 brain tumours,” said Shahinian.

read more and see the video here 

Eminent Indian Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi Dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy - 1964.

Yamini Krishnamurthy debuted in 1957 in Madras. She has the honor of being Asthana Nartaki (resident dancer) of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam. Some critics have observed that Yamini’s dancing reflects rhythm personified. She has a leading place as an exponent of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. She imparts dance lessons to younger dancers at her institute, Yamini School of Dance, Hauz Khas, New Delhi.

عن عبدالله بن عمر قال: “لم يكن رسولُ اللهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلَّم يدْعُ هؤلاءِ الدعواتِ حين يُمسي وحين يُصبحُ اللهمَّ إني أسألُك العفوَ والعافيةَ في الدنيا والآخرةِ اللهمَّ إني أسألُك العفوَ والعافيةَ في دِيني ودنيايَ وأهلي ومالي اللهمَّ استُرْ عوراتي وآمِنْ روعاتي واحفظني من بين يدي ومن خلفي وعن يميني وعن شمالي ومن فوقي وأعوذُ بك أن أُغْتَالَ من تحتي” صحيح- ابن ماجه

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said:“The Messenger of Allah (saas) never abandoned these supplications, every morning and evening: Allahumma inni as'alukal-'afwa wal-'afiyah fid-dunya wal-akhirah. Allahumma inni as'alukal-'afwa wal-'afiyah fi dini wa dunyaya wa ahli wa mali. Allahum-mastur 'awrati, wa amin raw'ati wahfazni min bayni yadayya, wa min khalfi, wa 'an yamini wa 'an shimali, wa min fawqi, wa 'audhu bika an ughtala min tahti (O Allah, I ask You for forgiveness and well-being in this world and in the Hereafter. O Allah, I ask You for forgiveness and well-being in my religious and my worldly affairs. O Allah, conceal my faults, calm my fears, and protect me from before me and behind me, from my right and my left, and from above me, and I seek refuge in You from being taken unaware from beneath me).” Waki’ (one of the narrators, explaining) said: “Meaning Al-Khasf (disgrace).” Sahih - 

Sunan Ibn Majah 3871 In-book reference : Book 34, Hadith 45

Without further delay, I want to introduce Project Raga!  I don’t have an official title yet, and hope to one day when it stumbles upon me during a shower or before I drift to dreamland in bed.  

Project Raga is a game I want to create featuring these two heroes- the husband and wife duo of Mirza and Yamini, two professional adventurers in their thirties.  Set in a land inspired by East Asia (specifically India and reaching out to the Middle East), these two will get wrapped up in a great adventure that you’d explore in a title built on stealth gameplay elements.

I’ll be writing a series of “pre-dev” diaries over at my blog at TAY, Kotaku’s reader run blog called Talk Amongst Yourselves, and hopefully this thing can be a reality.  I’ve been working on character concepts and turnarounds, story, and gameplay designs for the last month and it’s been a ton of fun so far.  I’ll be posting art every few days so keep your eyes peeled.  You’ll see a lot more of these two and the world they come from so I hope you’ll look forward to it!


“Allahu ya hafizu nafsi wa ruhi”
(Ya Allah, peliharalah diriku dan rohku)
“Bismillahi Jibril”
(Dengan nama Allah, Jibril)
“Fi Yamini”
(Pada kananku)
“Bismillahi Mikail”
(Dengan nama Allah, Mikail)
“Fi Shimali”
(Pada kiriku)
“Bismillahi Israfil”
(Dengan nama Allah, Israfil)
“Fi Amami”
(Pada hadapanku)
“Bismillahi Izrail”
(Dengan nama Allah, Izrail)