Otakara otakara otakara hoy!

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The jungles of the Peten are hot and sweaty. Most of the best places for archeology are. Field seasons are especially hot, since they are always during the driest time of year so that the site doesn’t get flooded. Howler monkeys boom from the parched trees, which…

“True, the Nazis were trying to find the Ark of the Covenant so they could destroy the world,” Canuto says. “But methodologically and legally they were in the right.”

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“Not Coming This Fall" by *kevinbolk
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top 6 bento dishes

uhh like stuff i put in them? i guess?

  1. tamagoyaki (lately really into dashi-maki)
  2. hourensou (boiled spinach with sesame and soysauce)
  3. bacon wrapped asparagus
  4. grilled salted salmon
  5. carrot kinpira
  6. CURRY???

this basically is the list of everything i know how to make for bento plus frozen veggies from a bag haha im trash

soundtracks! clothes styles (does that make sense...???)! mangaka

Soundtracks

  1. How to train your dragon
  2. .hack//SIGN
  3. Kara no Kyoukai
  4. The Girl who Leapt through Time
  5. Chikyuu Shoujo Arjuna
  6. uhhh like all of hiroyuki sawano basically lol aldnoah/KLK/guilty crown but especially guilty crown given it was one of its few saving graces wwww

Clothing styles

  1. Classic Lolita
  2. Gyaru
  3. tights-skirt-sweater
  4. straight pants-collar shirt-thin tie-casual jacket
  5. oversized sweaters and leggings
  6. I guess this just really turned into outfits but w/e w/e also GARTERS

Mangaka

  1. the guy who draws prison school
  2. ootaka shinobu
  3. murata
  4. inio asano
  5. lily hoshino
  6. natsume ono
what are your top 6 anime?
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mm…. It’s always hard for me with this question because when I think about it, they tend to fall into ‘top 6 formative anime’ and ‘top 6 enjoyable anime’ so I’ll list the ones that rank fairly high in both categories, in no particular order

  1. Baccano!
  2. Kino’s Journey
  3. Kara no Kyoukai (movie series but still)
  4. Paprika
  5. Psycho-Pass
  6. Natsume Yuujinchou

Some other really formative series for me were Haibane Renmei, Kaleido Star, Serial Experiments Lain, Bokurano, Mushishi, The Girl Who Leapt through time and some that I’ve really enjoyed recently are Kill la Kill, PMMM, Space Dandy, Maou Yuusha, Redline, Gurren Lagann, *monogatari, and so on

ask me my top six anything

note to self , chicken ‘tender’ packs are absolute garbage just buy chicken thighs for the same damn price cripes was I on drugs at the grocery store or something

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I dunno, just in general. I’ve never made a pie before and I heard it was hard but also it just doesn’t look that hard but you know, you never know. Also I’m partial to apple with Vanilla Ice Cream. There’s a Diner at the corner that sells it but they are totally closed right now.

I dunno. It seems like a lot of people talk about cooking and baking like they are really hard things (especially baking) but I’ve… never found that to be the case? Like you gotta… roughly follow directions but that’s about it?

Use the recipe for pie crust that is printed on the inside of the Tenderflake package. Sub in Crisco if you prefer but it has to be the tenderflake recipe. Use Sprite instead of water. CONGRATS YOU HAVE MY FAMILY SECRET PIE CRUST.

Everything after that is pretty easy imo unless idk you’re making the meringue for the top of a lemon meringue pie. Meringue is tricky.

Using Crisco instead of lard was grand-mère’s version so. You can also sub in half-butter I’ve heard. Here it is. (Stolen except for my additions/changes which are few, from this site, although as I said, it is printed inside the Tenderflake packaging.)

  • 5½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 lb (464 g) Tenderflake lard (or Crisco I GUESS)
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Sprite! (THE KEY TRICK imo)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour and salt.
  2. Cut in Tenderflake/Crisco with pastry blender or 2 knives until the lard is pea sized within the flour.
  3. In a 1 cup measure combine the vinegar and egg.
  4. Add the Sprite to make 1 cup.
  5. Gradually stir liquid into Tenderflake/Crisco mixture, adding only enough liquid to make dough cling together.
  6. Gently gather the dough into a ball and divide into 6 equal portions.
  7. Wrap the portions and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes (if you are using right away) or freeze for future use.
  8. When you are ready to use and the dough has chilled for at least another 15 minutes, roll out each portion on lightly floured surface. If the dough is sticking, chill again for another hour or two. The dough must be cold to be flaky!
  9. Transfer the prepared dough to pie plate.
  10. Trim and flute shells or crusts and bake according to your pie recipe.
  11. Yield: 3 9-inch double crust pies or 6 pie shells.

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Female figurine from the Hohle Fels cave near Stuttgart, about 35,000 years old. Interpreted as a pornographic pin-up.

“The Earliest Pornography” says Science Now, describing the 35,000 year old ivory figurine that’s been dug up in a cave near Stuttgart. The tiny statuette is of a female with exaggerated breasts and vulva. According to Paul Mellars, one of the archaeologist twits who commented on the find for Nature, this makes the figurine “pornographic.” Nature is even titling its article, “Prehistoric Pin Up.” It’s the Venus of Willendorf double standard all over again. Ancient figures of naked pregnant women are interpreted by smirking male archaeologists as pornography, while equally sexualized images of men are assumed to depict gods or shamans. Or even hunters or warriors. Funny, huh?

Consider: phallic images from the Paleolithic are at least 28,000 years old. Neolithic cultures all over the world seemed to have a thing for sculptures with enormous erect phalluses. Ancient civilizations were awash in images of male genitalia, from the Indian lingam to the Egyptian benben to the Greek herm. The Romans even painted phalluses on their doors and wore phallic charms around their necks.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicIthyphallic figure from Lascaux, about 17,000 years old. Interpreted as a shaman.

But nobody ever interprets this ancient phallic imagery as pornography. Instead, it’s understood to indicate reverence for male sexual potency. No one, for example, has ever suggested that the Lascaux cave dude was a pin-up; he’s assumed to be a shaman. The ithyphallic figurines from the Neolithic — and there are many — are interpreted as gods. And everyone knows that the phalluses of ancient India and Egypt and Greece and Rome represented awesome divine powers of fertility and protection. Yet an ancient figurine of a nude woman — a life-giving woman, with her vulva ready to bring forth a new human being, and her milk-filled breasts ready to nourish that being — is interpreted as pornography. Just something for a man to whack off to. It’s not as if there’s no other context in which to interpret the figure. After all, the European Paleolithic is chock full of pregnant-looking female statuettes that are quite similar to this one. By the time we get to the Neolithic, the naked pregnant female is enthroned with lions at her feet, and it’s clear that people are worshipping some kind of female god.

Yet in the Science Now article, the archaeologist who found the figurine is talking about pornographic pin-ups: “I showed it to a male colleague, and his response was, ‘Nothing’s changed in 40,000 years.’” That sentence needs to be bronzed and hung up on a plaque somewhere, because you couldn’t ask for a better demonstration of the classic fallacy of reading the present into the past. The archaeologist assumes the artist who created the figurine was male; why? He assumes the motive was lust; why? Because that’s all he knows. To his mind, the image of a naked woman with big breasts and exposed vulva can only mean one thing: porn! Porn made by men, for men! And so he assumes, without questioning his assumptions, that the image must have meant the same thing 35,000 years ago. No other mental categories for “naked woman” are available to him. His mind is a closed box. This has been the central flaw of anthropology for as long there’s been anthropology. And even before: the English invaders of North America thought the Iroquois chiefs had concubines who accompanied them everywhere, because they had no other mental categories to account for well-dressed, important-looking women sitting in a council house. It’s the same fallacy that bedevils archaeologists who dig up male skeletons with fancy beads and conclude that the society was male dominant (because powerful people wear jewelry!), and at another site dig up female skeletons with fancy beads and conclude that this society, too, was male dominant (because women have to dress up as sex objects and trophy wives!). Male dominance is all they can imagine. And so no matter what they dig up, they interpret it to fit their mental model. It’s the fallacy that also drives evolutionary psychology, the central premise of which is that human beings in the African Pleistocene had exactly the same values, beliefs, prejudices, power struggles, goals, and needs as the middle-class white professors and students in a graduate psychology lab in modern-day Santa Barbara, California. And that these same factors are universal and unchanged and true for all time.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicHohle Fels phallus, about 28,000 years old. Interpreted as a symbolic object and …flint knapper. Yes.

That’s not science; it’s circular, self-serving propaganda. This little figurine from Hohle Fels, for example, is going to be used as “proof” that pornography is ancient and natural. I guarantee it. Having been interpreted by pornsick male archaeologists as pornography because that’s all they know, the statuette will now be trotted out by every ev psycho and male supremacist on the planet as “proof” that pornography is eternal, that male dominance is how it’s supposed to be, and that feminists are crazy so shut the fuck up. Look for it in Steven Pinker’s next book. ***

P.S. My own completely speculative guess on the figurine is that it might be connected to childbirth rituals. Notice the engraved marks and slashes; that’s a motif that continues for thousands of years on these little female figurines. No one knows what they mean, but they meant something. They’re not just random cut marks. Someone put a great deal of work into this sculpture. Given that childbirth was incredibly risky for Paleolithic women, they must have prayed their hearts out for help and protection in that time. I can imagine an elder female shaman or artist carving this potent little figure, and propping it up somewhere as a focus for those prayers.

On the other hand, it is possible that it has nothing to do with childbearing or sexual behavior at all. The breasts and vulva may simply indicate who the figure is: the female god. Think of how Christ is always depicted with a beard, which is a male sexual characteristic, even though Christ isn’t about male sexuality. The beard is just a marker. Or, given the figurine’s exaggerated breasts, it may have something to do with sustenance: milk, food, nourishment.

The notion that some dude carved this thing to whack off to — when he was surrounded by women who probably weren’t wearing much in the way of clothes anyway — is laughable.

Good lord I am so glad I took ancient art from a female professor.

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Jellyfish by mishanche Greek jellyfish - poached eggs

One of the best photos I’ve seen of this jellyfish!
Mediterranean jelly or Fried egg jellyfish - Cotylorhiza tuberculata (Rhizostomeae - Cepheidae)

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Jellyfish by mishanche Greek jellyfish - poached eggs

One of the best photos I’ve seen of this jellyfish!

Mediterranean jelly or Fried egg jellyfish - Cotylorhiza tuberculata (Rhizostomeae - Cepheidae)