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26 Nov 03:10

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Toaster Strudel

This is me on thanksgiving listening to my conservative father on Ferguson and my Catholic mother on when I'm going to settle down.



28 Nov 04:12

Top 5 Bioshock Infinite Characters?

  1. skipping baguette child
  2. skipping baguette child
  3. skipping baguette child
  4. skipping baguette child
  5. skipping baguette child

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28 Nov 04:00

batreaux: you walk into the apartment and there are rose petals leading you to your bed, past your...

Toaster Strudel

"you walk into the apartment and there are rose petals leading you to your bed, past your bed, out the window, back around to the front door again, you’ve been following the path for several hours now. is this romantic? you’re hungry and scared". NOT. COOL. BRUH.

batreaux: you walk into the apartment and there are rose petals leading you to your bed, past your...
27 Nov 23:00

The god Horus stands on a boat, and spears a tiny hippopotamus...





The god Horus stands on a boat, and spears a tiny hippopotamus -a manifestation of the god Seth. Relief at the Egyptian temple of Horus at Edfu, early 1st century BC.

Why is Seth depicted so small in this artwork?

A sequence of inscriptions and reliefs are shown at the temple of Horus at Edfu, which tell of the struggle between the forces of chaos (represented by the god Seth), and the forces of order (represented by the god Horus). 

Compared to the overpowering, commanding figure of Horus, this evil manifestation of Seth is shown on a minuscule scale. While this may seem strange from an artistic point of view, for the Egyptians, it was essential that evil was shown as bound to fail, and good, triumphant. Depicting evil powers was thought to be dangerous, and, as Pinch notes: ”reducing the power of the enemy by reducing his scale was a magical technique as well as an artistic convention.”

Recommended further reading: Geraldine Pinch’s Magic in Ancient Egypt (University of Texas Press, 1995). Photo taken by David Berkowitz.

28 Nov 03:59

inja-y-ddraig: inkfromtheoctopus: The Adventures of Prince...



inja-y-ddraig:

inkfromtheoctopus:

The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
1926. German.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is

because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no

the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN

yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years

because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.

That’s hand-cut paper.

Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.

And guys, how she combined it…

Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.

Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

28 Nov 05:30

mr-egbutt: reblogging cute/funny/nice posts between the ferguson horror

mr-egbutt:

reblogging cute/funny/nice posts between the ferguson horror

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27 Nov 21:18

quazza: ladylinencloset: trashbagtricks: jerfreyy: Kim Jong...

26 Nov 02:18

theladyintweed: TheLadyInTweed Golden Jewels from Vergina...


Philip II's Myrtle Wreath, Vergina Museum


Golden Wreath of a Macedonian Queen, Vergina Museum


Golden Crown of Philip II, Vergina Museum


Golden Crown, Vergina Museum


Golden Crown, Vergina Museum

theladyintweed:

TheLadyInTweed

Golden Jewels from Vergina Museum, Macedonia

Many are from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander II

Click on the pictures for more information

26 Nov 04:27

otteventer: forelocks-and-fetlocks: This is hot 😍



otteventer:

forelocks-and-fetlocks:

This is hot

😍

26 Nov 04:01

arjuna-vallabha: Greek earring



arjuna-vallabha:

Greek earring

27 Nov 23:00

"Yet no matter how deeply I go down into myself my God is dark, and like a webbing made of a hundred..."

Toaster Strudel

" Yet no matter how deeply I go down into myself
my God is dark, and like a webbing made
of a hundred roots, that drink in silence. "
Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Book of Hours

“Yet no matter how deeply I go down into myself my God is dark, and like a webbing made of a...
28 Nov 01:00

Staircase XVIII Balliol at dusk (by pcgn7)



Staircase XVIII Balliol at dusk (by pcgn7)

27 Nov 07:17

soviet-red: stonekeep: how he do that fucking artists man





















soviet-red:

stonekeep:

how he do that

fucking artists man

27 Nov 21:50

putahilton: Shakira & Ricky Martin



putahilton:

Shakira & Ricky Martin

27 Nov 16:52

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26 Nov 08:32

helioscentrifuge: THIS HOLE WAS MADE FOR ME



helioscentrifuge:

THIS HOLE WAS MADE FOR ME

26 Nov 22:56

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26 Nov 16:30

popcornmassacre: every single child who has ever been home sick from school knows the hell that is...

popcornmassacre:

every single child who has ever been home sick from school knows the hell that is Baby Looney Tunes

26 Nov 19:37

crossconnectmag: Cinema by French New York-based photographer...





















crossconnectmag:

Cinema by French New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot

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26 Nov 15:54

"But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless and terrible. But this much I..."

Toaster Strudel

"But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless and terrible. But this much I can tell you, we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality."
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

“But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless and terrible. But this...
26 Nov 16:46

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26 Nov 07:29

soulja boy tell em

barebackinq:

soulja boy: *tells em*

Em: *is told*

26 Nov 09:22

twostriptechnicolor: A little something I’ve always wanted to...

















twostriptechnicolor:

A little something I’ve always wanted to do- Special effects from the 1920’s to the 1940’s.

For the sake of sanity, I left off some details of the traveling matte processes…. them’s pretty complicated things!

(Hm I gotta work on my graphic design chops…. gettin kinda rusty)

25 Nov 20:58

Evening Dress Jean-Philippe Worth, 1912-1913 Nasjonalmuseet for...

by cwnerd12
Toaster Strudel

Ahhhjjjjjjjjhhhjbvvcgggjjnbccfhjkkggdryhvdtgjnbllufstjjn!!! They are all so beautiful I can't stop!



Evening Dress

Jean-Philippe Worth, 1912-1913

Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design

26 Nov 00:48

Dress 1912 The McCord Museum

by cwnerd12


Dress

1912

The McCord Museum

26 Nov 01:05

Evening Dress Callot Soeurs, 1914 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

by cwnerd12


Evening Dress

Callot Soeurs, 1914

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

26 Nov 10:06

onlylolgifs: Have you ever been this worried?









onlylolgifs:

Have you ever been this worried?

26 Nov 11:03

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26 Nov 03:00

Frida Gustavsson’s intense makeup backstage at Christian Dior...

Toaster Strudel

Do not open your eyes



Frida Gustavsson’s intense makeup backstage at Christian Dior Haute Couture F/W 2011

26 Nov 01:57

kreaturefeature: The only thing the Jurassic Park trailer is...



kreaturefeature:

The only thing the Jurassic Park trailer is missing