Kohei Nawa is a Japanese artist that is interested in surfaces. He covers Taxidermy with crystal beads and balls which alter the skin and the way we perceive the animal. There are a million different views of an animal covered in beads and each bead offers it’s own distorted view of the original. The grouping of all of these distorted partial views grouped together even suggests the way the public is fed information and how even when seeing all of the view still obscures the original object/intent/idea. Nawa explores the ideas of surface/perception/interaction with his other works liquid and scum. Check his website by clicking the image below if you want to see more of his work.
Top picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/redtinsel/
Fandom: Death Note
"Mello + Near was makeing yaoi all over bed! and Matthew was watching and playing video games! They watched as mello put his man peen organ into nears warm sippery caravan. Mellos organ isnt very big but near likes it. Nurr started mooning and having orgasm because of sex, and mat also had an organism becuuse he got a new high score on his cideo game."
I made a cute mushroom nightlight using a tutorial i only found because Julie Dillon made one!
I did the lazy version of it by using string LEDs instead of soldering stuff….and added crystals wheee! I have another log half left over so i might make one really big mushroom this time. Thanks a ton to Julie for posting hers as i had been looking for something like this for awhile and just never thought to make one.
Fourteen Facts about Cephalopods
Fact #12: Male paper nautiluses, a type of octopus, are about a tenth the size of the females of the species. The male fertilizes the female by breaking off a special arm, which then swims to the female and deposits spermatophores into her. x
(Photo by Lea’s UW Photography)
i’ve had that happen a couple times at dance clubs. Very annoying!
DID YOU JUST-
I touch ur foods when u no look
I just realized that I’ve been having periods for more years than some of you people have been alive.
EDIT: If you are younger than 18 you have to call my period “senpai.” 8|
((You know you’re too close with your muse when you see an adorable picture of L and Light cuddling in bed together and you feel genuine anger and jealousy and you want to punch something just because it’s L and Light.
Honestly, I like the ship, but playing the obsessive ex so much has made it near impossible to see them together without glaring and gritting my teeth.))
You know what’s worse than that? Playing B and Light.
I ship both of them with L, but goddamn, fuckers just will not learn to share.
There’s a fanart somewhere - need to see if starherd’s got it, since I lost a lot of files when my desktop died six months ago, and I never did know the artist - of chibi L and Light handcuffed together, all happy, and B hiding in the bushes (which the artist labelled “awesome bushes” and that’s basically my assumed title for the work, haha) and SEETHING WITH RAGE. It’s fucking perfect.
atroparadise said: Maybe people think genderbending is transphobic because it makes the character identify with another gender AND gives them the body of it, instead of making them trans? Just a guess though, I’m lost on these things…
mister13eyond said: not only that but genderbending is a self-used descriptor of people who actively deliberately fuck with gender roles in daily life and presentation? ie drag performers are genderbending, people who mix gender presentations, etc?
It was suggested to me privately as well that the concept of “genderbending” a character could be offensive in that one rarely sees genderbending alone - it goes hand-in-hand with sexbending a character, so that a character who starts as a ciswoman will, after genderbending (and the implied sexbending), be a cisman, and there’s no trans* representation. That’s an interesting point - but I think it kind of misses that trans* headcanons can ALSO be genderbent (lookin’ at you, Aubrey, with that time you talked about genderbent Grell being a transman). Though… I guess that relies on the idea of sex and gender as a spectrum with two distinct ends? I don’t know. I’d always thought a genderbend’s point was to sort of switch a character’s sex/gender identity/orientation to the “opposite” extreme, which wouldn’t necessarily only include the gender binary. (Like I could see a pansexual character with a high sex drive being made ace and sex-repulsed as part of a genderbend, or not, depending on what the person doing the genderbend is trying to explore.)
I think I’ve figured it out though. I was in the “transphobic slurs” tag again, and someone had a screenshot of a bunch of FB users making transphobic comments. One of them was “we have to stop all this genderbending nonsense” in relation to reassignment and transwomen taking part in things like fashion shows and underwear modeling. (Basically what pawn-and-sword said.) But, again, that’s… really just a completely different and much less common definition of the word? In that context it’s very obviously not an okay thing to say, but that doesn’t mean that fandom genderbending is necessarily transphobic. /: It’s just a case of a slightly inaccurate word having been adopted into popular usage.
I am not entirely sure
It’s that time of year again. In January, the United Nations in New York will hold their annual Holocaust Remembrance Day service. Last year, we successfully petitioned the coordinator, Kimberly Mann, to include a Romani representative speaker (Ethel Brooks).
We are in the process of once again having to PETITION for them to present an inclusive ceremony. Welcome to the UN, folks.
The UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon recently visited Auschwitz and failed to adequately address or include the Roma and Sinti in the Holocaust or currently (even though he made pointed reference to current Antisemitism).
So, I would like to ask all Roma, Sinti, Romanichal/Romanisael, Kale/Kaale, and others, as well as Jewish allies and friends, and indeed ANY ally and friend to write to Kimberly Mann and explain to her why it’s important to present an inclusive ceremony.
She can be contacted at: email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
In your letter please state your reason for writing (inclusion), your perspective (are you Roma, Sinti, etc, Jewish, or other targeted Holocaust group, or are you an ally of any of the above), and also why it’s important to recognize the Roma (and indeed ALL victims) of the Holocaust in such a ceremony.
Please either like or comment if ONLY if you write to her. I’d like very much to get a visual tally on just HOW MANY people are willing to be supportive of inclusive Holocaust remembrance and how many people take action to support such inclusion.
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