Rangoli is meant as decoration and thought to bring good luck. The images are often geometric shapes, deity impressions, or of flowers and petals. Sometimes, designs are very elaborate and are painstakingly crafted with the help of many people.
I can’t get over the Bata shoes shop in the top pic. I had no idea they existed outside Eastern Europe. Live and learn!
It’s not “Maria Sark”, it’s Sark. Not lady Sark, not girl Sark. It’s Sark. Christ almighty, can women not dress up as male characters without people like you going “rule 63” on autopilot?
JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit
for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please
Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.
See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.
Also, can my followers who like guys please comment on whether or not they find this guy sexually attractive?
nah, too much muscle. Muscle is hard… I want something soft to rest my head on! :P the only guy that i’ve ever been attracted to who has looked like this is Jason Momoa.
I personally like muscles. I adore them. They fascinate me.
But this Conan doesn’t look sexually attractive. He looks like he’s gonna kill me - he’s intimidating and forceful. I’d better stay away from him.
If he looked like this
I’d say “Well, hello sexy.”
Objectification and sexualization don’t really depend on character’s looks, even if they use it to objectificate and sexualize. They depend on character’s purpose and agency.
A girl character can run around with her titties exposed but still could be not sexualized.
Just my 2 cents
Assassin’s Creed: Dynasty
Summary: It started with revenge, as so many tales often do. But in the half-mythical Middle Kingdom of Marco Polo’s famed tales, Ying finds that the wrong he is trying to right is a mere drop in the conspiracy spanning two dynasties of the largest empire the world has ever seen - one that could very well become the ONLY empire the world will know if the Templars get their way.
- Guanying started out male, was reputed to be able to shape-shift to female in order to embody the more “nurturing” aspects, and is now accepted in many places as being gender-neutral; gender having little meaning to someone who can shapeshift into anything at will.
- The gift of money in a red envelope was called “ya sui qian”, or literally, money to suppress bad spirits. However, in modern times, the “sui” borrowed the meaning of “age” from another character with the same sound, so that it now means suppressing the age and extending youth and life. Before printing, they would thread coins onto red string.
- By the time Marco Polo visited China, they already had a system of printed currency in place, over which Marco had marveled.
- In order to take Xiangyang and Fanchen, which had withheld the Mongol siege for 5 years, Kublai imported Muslim engineers to build counterweighted trebuchets, which were much more accurate and powerful than the tension trebuchets that had been used for hundreds of years in China. After demonstrating the counterweighted trebuchet’s abilities on Fanchen with just a handful of shots, the cities surrendered in a matter of days.
Read fic, learn things! (Also damn I want to see this as a bona fide game; Ying is growing into a remarkable protagonist.)
Please someone help me load this thing!
#BassetHound #Basset #IStillShootFilm #filmcommunity #Holga #Lomography (at The Three Tees Hotel)
omg basset + holga
Dmitry Gomberg: Akrak Vazha (The Shepherd’s Way)
This is a story about Tusheti - mountain region in the Republic of Georgia. Tusheti lies near the Chechen border and it is culturally closer to Chechens than to Georgians. The story is about shepherds who travel every summer to their ancestors’ land Tusheti and than return to spend the winter at the bottom of the mountain. Twice a year they travel with their sheep through the pass in the Caucasus which is 3,000 meters high.
I was staying and documenting life of the Shepherds in the Caucasus mountains for 5 years.
These people have been cheese makers since before Christ.
Their life is simple and harsh, but beautiful.