a little something for salavarte because wow Americana Horror aesthetic
luv dis guy, 10/10 would smooch and offer up blood to
Well SHIET I went to investigate the cool new cat that followed me and my eyeballs were treated to THIS vision of loveliness! What an awesome surprise, I totally love this, you got him spot on! Thank you so much!
u lucky he holdin me back bitch
Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.
Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing. In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land! ( Bored Panda )
saskatoon convention commissions - cosmonaut commandoes, alien warriors, doctor doom (circa 1993), and an alien warlord
I left my ink nib in my water cup while I was over at my dude’s house this weekend and came home to a tepid rust mire with my little nib encrusted in brown sludge, haha OOPS.
Sleeping Hermaphroditos, a Roman Imperial work (2nd century AD), which was discovered near the Baths of Diocletian in Rome, and probably inspired by a Greek original of the 2nd century BC. The mattress was sculpted by Bernini.
With the voluptuous curves, one might assume walking by this sculpture, without closer observation, that a female is depicted. Hermaphroditos is actually a male, the son of Hermes and Aphrodite, and is depicted here as a bisexed figure. The sculpture, and those like it, raise profound questions about the nature of arousal and desire.
The following sections are written by Astier Marie-Bénédicte of the Louvre, and are all worth a read:
The story of Hermaphroditos:
There is nothing improper in this work, but it still intrigues the viewer. Hermaphroditos, had rejected the advances of the nymph Salmacis. Unable to resign herself to this rejection, Salmacis persuaded Zeus to merge their two bodies forever, hence the strange union producing one bisexed being with male sexual organs and the voluptuous curves of a woman. Stretched out in erotic abandon on the mattress provided by Bernini, the figure sleeps. Yet Hermaphroditos has only fallen half asleep: the twisting pose of the body and the tension apparent down to the slightly raised left foot are indicative of a dream state.
An embodiment of Hellenistic taste:
[…] The subject reflects the taste for languid nudes, surprise effects, and theatricality, all of which were prized in the late Hellenistic period. The work is designed to be viewed in two stages. First impressions are of a gracious and sensuous body that leads one to think that the figure is a female nude in the Hellenistic tradition; this effect is heightened here by the sinuousness of the pose. The other side of the statue then brings a surprise, revealing the figure’s androgynous nature by means of the crudest realism. This effect of contrast and ambiguity, indeed this taste for the strange that plays with the viewer’s emotions, is the result of the theatricality of some Hellenistic art. This utopian combination of two sexes is sometimes interpreted as a half-playful, half-erotic creation, designed to illustrate Platonic and more general philosophical reflections on love.
tween girl crushes
I LOVE THIS
I legitimately consider this piece to be the clearest window into the human soul that I have ever seen.
Steven and the Stevens (not the episode)! (name from texaskingofthegeeks)
and everyone else!
Final part of a four part series! Individual links below!
Thanks for all the support!
This’ll be my final Teen Titans Redesign masterpost so y’all can look at them all at once (click to sorta enlarge)
Robin, the unrelatable mercenary; distant and calculating, he takes after his mentor. Can control a “murmuration” of intelligent dronerangs, each with unique functions depending on the situation. Can lead the Titans, but has a hard time holding them together outside of combat.
Starfire, the cosmic viking; compassionate but fierce, trained to be both an effective strategist as well as a ruthless warrior. Both enamored and shocked at human nature.
Raven, the contemplative witch. Physically exists in one dimension but is mentally occupied with several; she has difficulty differentiating between future, present, past, corporeal and ethereal entities. Capable of wielding terrible power when fully lucid.
Beast Boy, the happy accident. After a nearly fatal bout with the Sakutia virus, he still lives with the after effects of the genetic reconfiguration disease. He can never guarantee the form he takes will be complete; the animal may have too many arms, too few, or even parts from different animals. Warm, annoyingly optimistic, and a bit of a loose cannon, he is best friends with Cyborg.
Cyborg, the cohesive member. Unstoppable in combat but also brilliant; using his unparalleled comprehension of mechanics and nanotechnology, he designed every aspect of his body, which can adapt to most circumstances. Understand humans a well as he understands machine, keeping the Titans together when tension grows between other members.
Source: Adams B, Crabtree P (2011) Comparative Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Guide of Common North American Animals. Academic Press.