Art Nouveau Ivy Spray Tiara, The Netherlands (ca. 1900; pearls, diamonds, enamel, gold).
I was in the car and I was praying to Freyr. He told me that nature is not just plants or the woods. He said nature is all around us, in the pavement, the sky, the wind. Animals exist and live in the city, plants grow between the pavement. The city is not devoid of nature, nature is everywhere and is everything natural. It’s the wood in your house, the animals you see. It’s everything around us. Even cities with seemingly no plants have nature. The wind still blows there, fire can happen, rain drops down upon it. Just because we live in what we call a modern time, doesn’t mean we are devoid of nature. He wanted me to just take a moment to look and see that even though it seemed to be devoid of life, life still finds a way to exist.
so a few months ago i was poking through my old folders and sketchbooks from seven years ago when i first played fe4, and i managed to find both a picture on my computer AND in my sketchbook where i was trying to draw all the freege kids but never went through with it. man, i was obsessed with freege.
so i figured i might as well do it now. for the sake of myself seven years ago. so here here we are. FREEGE KIDS.
[5/9] CHINESE GODS AND GODDESSES | NÜWA
Nüwa [女媧] is a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology best known for creating mankind and repairing the wall of heaven.
Nüwa is not considered a creator of the entire physical universe, but a creator and protector of animals and people. It is said that Nüwa existed in the beginning of the world. The earth was a beautiful place with blossoming trees and flowers, and full of animals, birds, fish and all living creatures. But as she wandered about it, Nüwa felt very lonely, so she began to create animals.
On the seventh day of creation, she bent down and took up a handful of yellow clay, mixed it with water and molded a figure in her likeness. As she worked, the figure came alive — the first human being.
Nüwa was pleased with her creation and went on making more figures of both men and women. They danced around her, and her loneliness was dispelled. She created hundreds of figures, but grew tired of the laborious process. Then she dipped a rope in the clay mud, and swung it around her. Soon the earth around her was covered with lumps of mud. The handmade figurines became the wealthy and the noble; those that arose from the splashes of mud were the poor and the common.
My knitted dress is finished!
I don’t like the top so much, and might have to add a lining to stop it from stretching out, but the flounce hem is really nice.
The yarn is Willow Field in a colour called warmth. It’s not bad, but it released a ridiculous amount of fluff when I washed it.
There’s pink fluff everywhere!
[6/9] CHINESE GODS AND GODDESSES | TU ER SHEN
Tu Er Shen [兔兒神] is a Chinese deity who manages the love and sex between homosexual men. A slang term for homosexuals in late imperial China was tuzi (rabbits) which is why Hu Tianbao is referred to as the rabbit deity.
Tu Er Shen was a man called Hu Tianbao. Hu Tianbao fell in love with a very handsome imperial inspector of the Fujian Province. One day, Hu Tianbao was caught peeping on the inspector through a bathroom wall, at which point he confessed his reluctant affections for the other man. The imperial inspector had Hu Tianbao sentenced to death by beating.
One month after Hu Tianbao’s death, he is said to have appeared to a man from his hometown in a dream, claiming that since his crime was one of love, the underworld officials decided to right the injustice by appointing him the god and safeguarder of homosexual affections.
what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?
It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870
I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.
I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question