Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Based off my personal favorite Pokemon i have ever raised. Her name is Luna, and she has a jolly attitude. I really consider her to be quite unique, especially since she happens to know Rough Play, a fairy type move.
I actually was able to win my first go against the Champion. Me and my team were barely of level, so it was a pretty intense fight. Once Mega Gardevior made her appearance though, things started to really go down hill.
One by one, my team continued to be decimated by Moonblast. I managed to get a decent hit on her with my Charizard. Luna was last up in the team, and I knew she was extremely weak to the on coming attack. My only hope was for her to use sucker punch. It hit successfully…but to no avail. Just about a couple hp remained, and the moonblast hit.
"Its over" I thought to myself. I watched as Lunas HP fell, until it stopped at 1 hp. I was shocked, I had no idea what happened. I looked at Luna, and she was looking back on the game screen as a heart appeared above her head.
"Luna withstood the attack for her friend"
I almost shed a tear in disbelief.
With that final chance, I used Sucker punch once more, Finally taking down the Mega Gardevior.
All in all, it was a great experience, and that was the first time in a long time I had jumped out of my seat in Celebration.
Im always excited to hear great pokemon events that have happened to other trainers. So whats your best story?
"The Birth of Steven"
9.5 in. x 7.5 in.
Watercolor and Gouache
One of three pieces I painted for the Steven Universe | Adventure Time show at Gallery Nucleus. This is my favorite out of all three I submitted and I feel is my best work to date.
"The Birth of Steven" is about the Gems coping with the loss of Rose Quartz that came with Steven’s birth. It depicts the Gems’ raw emotion in both their sorrow over Rose leaving them and in the deep love they share for Steven, which brings them closer together. I aimed to portray each Gem’s grief with slight differences, Pearl being the most choked up with a flushed face and the most tears, Garnet letting only one tear fall, and Amethyst trying to hold hers back. I was meticulous with the details in this piece, from each ringlet in Rose’s hair to the tears on each Gem.
During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.
Mission fucking accomplished
Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.
It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.
You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.
The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.
The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.
Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.
So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.
Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.
These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!
reblogging for the sweet history lessonReblogging because of the History lesson and because the masks, the masks are cool
i am doing this meme already 2 times but i am still waiting for requests
I wanted to make one of those color palette memes with my favorite color schemes.
Please send in some! I don’t know what to do but I wanna draw!
i am waiting for your chachter requests
LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK
We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?
Did you guess yet?
If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.
Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…
Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Have you guessed it correctly? Have you really?
Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”
Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!
This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.
Burton didn’t even have a TANGENTIAL connection to Coraline but because it was advertised as “from the director of Nightmare Before Christmas” and people think Burton directed Nightmare (or even wrote the script or did much of anything but visit the set off and on) they still equate Coraline with him.
The same thing happens to “9” because people don’t get what “produced by” means.
It really is true. No one understands what produced by means. It’s why everyone is blaming Bay for the TMNT movie that he didn’t even direct.
THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER - Official Trailer (2015)
patrick looks like the stuff nightmares are made off