So it goes... though it shouldn't.

A forum for soap-boxing, a venue for writing, and an unabashed outlet for reblogging pretty things.

yamino:

sandetiger:

earlystagesofanorgy:

sandetiger:

alittleballoon:

fanufactured:

lightspeedsound:

hip-hip-poohray:

The most iconic commercial in television history? I think YES.

omfg beyonce just did the “chick” part of the “boom boom chick” by MAKING THE CHAINMAIL ON HER ASS MOVE LIKE A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT

omfg That’s Enrique Iglesias as the king, wonderful!

U guiz… it’s emperor. Roman emperor.

fun facts guys gladiatorial combat included corporate sponsorship, dramatic music, and even female combatants at times, so like 90% of this is plausible

the costumes are even p realistic considering gladiators would fight with loinclothes and minimal armor. you can even see beyonce armed w the trappings of the reitarius or ‘net-fighter’. That’s good commercialing.

roman nerd u give me life

This is… this is everything I ever wanted

(via t-total-enough)

If owning a gun and knowing how to use it worked, the military would be the safest place for a woman. It’s not.

If women covering up their bodies worked, Afghanistan would have a lower rate of sexual assault than Polynesia. It doesn’t.

If not drinking alcohol worked, children would not be raped. They are.

If your advice to a woman to avoid rape is to be the most modestly dressed, soberest and first to go home, you may as well add “so the rapist will choose someone else”.

If your response to hearing a woman has been raped is “she didn’t have to go to that bar/nightclub/party” you are saying that you want bars, nightclubs and parties to have no women in them. Unless you want the women to show up, but wear kaftans and drink orange juice. Good luck selling either of those options to your friends.

ghostgreen:

i happened to save all my important layers from the last drawing i did so i said hey why not make a progress gif
it’s not exactly the way i work, there’s a lot of stuff missing - for example, i ink on about a million different layers and then flatten as i go. i completely re-drew Kasumi’s head and face, as you can see, but that drawing is missing between the sketch and the inks. stuff like that. i also had the character models of Vega and Kasumi pasted into the psd while i was working, to constantly reference them. you see there that i have to have like, three different sketches before i start inking!? ..artist secrets.
but yeah, this is my work flow right now  for every type of photoshop drawing i make. let me know if you have any questions about the stuff i make, if you like?

ghostgreen:

i happened to save all my important layers from the last drawing i did so i said hey why not make a progress gif

it’s not exactly the way i work, there’s a lot of stuff missing - for example, i ink on about a million different layers and then flatten as i go. i completely re-drew Kasumi’s head and face, as you can see, but that drawing is missing between the sketch and the inks. stuff like that. i also had the character models of Vega and Kasumi pasted into the psd while i was working, to constantly reference them. you see there that i have to have like, three different sketches before i start inking!? ..artist secrets.

but yeah, this is my work flow right now  for every type of photoshop drawing i make. let me know if you have any questions about the stuff i make, if you like?

the-exercist:

Mini Chicken Pot Pie from A Spicy Perspective:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, COLD
  • 3+ tablespoons ice cold water

For the Pot Pie Recipe:

  • 8 ounces chicken tenders, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1-2 dashes cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon chicken base (or 1 bouillon cube)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas and carrots mix
  • Egg wash (1 egg + 1 tablespoon water, whisked)
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. For the pastry dough, place the flour, sugar and salt in the food processor and pulse a few times. Pour water over a cup of ice to chill. Then cut the cold butter into cubes and add to the flour. Pulse several times until the butter is cut into the size of peas. Add 3 tablespoons ice water (without the ice) and pulse again until the dough absorbs the flour and looks like soft pebbles.
  2. Flour a work surface and dump the crumbly dough out onto the surface. Press together into a flat square, then fold toward the center into a 3-section fold. Roll the dough down to 3/4 inch and fold again in the same manner. If the dough is not coming together, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of ice water over the top and keep folding.  Fold and roll the dough 3-4 times, until it is smooth. Then fold into a rectangle, wrap in plastic and chill.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400o F and spray a muffin tin (or 4 – 6 ounce ramekins) with non-stick cooking spray. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter and onions. Sauté 2 minutes, then add the chicken pieces and garlic. Sauté another 2-3 minutes, then add the flour, herbs, and chicken base. Stir to coat. Pour in the water and cream, then stir well. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer to thicken, then add the frozen veggies. Taste for salt and pepper and add a couple of dashes of cayenne for a little kick. Remove from heat.
  4. Now take the pastry dough out of the fridge and roll out into a 12-inch circle/square. Cut it into 4 equal triangular pieces. Then fit each piece down into the prepared muffin tin. Spread them apart—they grow! Fill the pastry dough with chicken filling, spooning in the creamy base. Then loosely fold the flaps over the top. It’s okay if there are gaps in the top as long as the pastry dough sides come up high. Brush the egg wash over the top of the pastry dough. Bake for 20-25 minutes on the bottom rack, until golden brown. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes.
  5. To serve, run a butter knife around the inside edge of the muffin tins. Tip the knife down and carefully lift each pot pie out. If you accidentally poke a hole in the pot pie, serve it in a bowl.

(via pumpingironman)