锦瑟衣庄 Jinse Yizhuang’s new designs of ceremonial Hanfu 唐制礼服 following the fashion trend of Tang Dynasty.

Authentic Tang Dynasty style weddings use green for the bride as in the last picture (pre-Tang use black for groom, Tang and post-Tang use red for groom). They also designed Hanfu in other colors for personal preferences.

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stay-human:

I remember when I first found out the truth about “Somali pirates” I got chills because of how horrific the truth was and how insanely creepily well the media had twisted the situation. Every single fucking article making it seem like these “pirates” were just after money or something holding innocent people hostage and I never gave it a second thought, why would I? There was no indication that people were trying to legitimately fight off disgusting imperialism that left nuclear waste in their waters, that over 300 people have died from radiation sickness, that Europeans have been stealing Somalia’s seafood because they overfished their own waters and the indigenous fisherman are starving and so these “pirates” emerged to deal with those stealing their country’s natural resources. The truth is enough to make anyone sick to their stomachs.

This is a great article about the truth about Somali pirates, in case anyone wants a source.

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kyrizethornwick asked:

Are you happy with the way your character is developing? How have they grown? What's changed? Where are they at in their life? Are they stuck!? What do you feel needs to change? Is there room for improvement?

infiniteprobabilities:

I’m gonna make this about Kyris, since Yviel and Valere were ported from another game and pretty much “set” in my mind and Cas is still an infant baby character.

Kyris has changed quite a bit since his first imagining. One of the things about me is that of all the tropes in the world my absolute favorite is the fall/redemption arc. I’m really enjoying Kyris trying to get better, sometimes failing at it as we all do, and slowly struggling towards what being a good man means for him now that his purpose as a Consort has been ripped away from him. He’s being forced forward, forced to not be stuck, and I like that.

My big thing is that I have pretty bad social anxiety. I love Kyris. I love writing about him, because he is deeply flawed, and that’s the kind of character I enjoy exploring. I like to think that he’s becoming developed enough to show that he does have a human side despite the swearing and the violence and all the Tarantino-esque things I’ve done with him. But I feel sometimes like people see him and go “ugh THAT GUY” because he is a darker sort of character, particularly for an Aurin. So I would love to change my own worries and jump into RP without thinking “oh god am I going to be that person who’s annoying and doesn’t realize it?”

I guess that’s room for improvement with me, not my character, though. And I’m working on it!

Hello I am an associate of omnicock and we should all have aurin angst together.

catoncoals:

Work is slowing down, and due to my medical treatments eating up our savings; I’m dangerously close to losing Wildstar.SO, let’s get this out there!THAT’S RIGHT, ONE PLATINUM PORTRAITS!You can send inquiries at my Tumblr, here or on my characters on Evindra, US:Exile-  Willowmynt.Dominion - Karighan.
These will be fast, quick, and loose like the pieces in the flier and will be done same-day.There is no limit on how many you can purchase. Signal boosts are always appreciated!

catoncoals:

Work is slowing down, and due to my medical treatments eating up our savings; I’m dangerously close to losing Wildstar.

SO, let’s get this out there!

THAT’S RIGHT, ONE PLATINUM PORTRAITS!
You can send inquiries at my Tumblr, here or on my characters on Evindra, US:
Exile-  Willowmynt.
Dominion - Karighan.


These will be fast, quick, and loose like the pieces in the flier and will be done same-day.
There is no limit on how many you can purchase.


Signal boosts are always appreciated!

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archiemcphee:

It’s been over a year since we last checked in on the beautiful work of Russian paper artist and graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya (previously featured here), who creates vibrant, lyrical illustrations using quilling or paper filigree as well as other sculptural techniques. Brodskaya has been experimenting with paper quilling for over six years and now, in addition to progressing with her personal artwork, creates high-profile commissions for people and companies such as fashion designer Issey Miyake, Godiva chocolates, an Paramount films.

Visit Yulia Brodskaya’s website to check out more of her work, both professional and personal. She’s also featured in the wonderful new book Paper Cut: An Exploration Into the Contemporary World of Papercraft Art and Illustration compiled by paper artist Owen Gildersleeve [Buy on Amazon].

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Biologists call a small male fish who darts in to fertilize eggs a “sneaker,”, a medium male who resembles a female a “female mimic,”, and a large aggressive territorial male a “parental,” to place a positive spin of his egg guarding. Both the sneaker and the female mimic are “sexual parasites” of the parental male’s “investment” in nest construction and territorial defense. The sneaker and the female mimic are said to express a gene for “cuckoldry,” as though the parental male were married to a female in his territory and victimized by her unfaithfulness. In fact, a territorial male and the female who is temporarily in his territory are not pair-bonded. Scientists sneak gender stereotypes into the primary literature and corrupt its objectivity. Are these descriptions only harmless words? No. The words affect the view of nature that emerges from biology.

Joan Roughgarden (2004) Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, University of California Press, Berkley
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