akira-scans:

Akira Club - Akira art book - Otomo Katsuhiro

akira-scans:

Akira Club - Akira art book - Otomo Katsuhiro

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galesofnovember:

hauntsichord:

the  new ask meme: send me literally anything and ill tell you something i hate about it

happy monday! this is my favorite meme of all time

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asker

konguloarkonan asked: late iron age scandinavian aesthetic

wait like. ~7-800 CE? so late vendel/early viking? and as an aesthetic?

[addressed at nameless offenders]

  • ok if you’re using this look because you want to look all ~dark ages~ stop pretending it’s historical
  • also stop with the white supremacist shit
  • it’s a) awful and b) also not historical
  • the rest of this post will assume you’re trying to be historical
  • stop wearing more dead animal than literally anything else
  • seriously you don’t need an entire fur over a leather tunic and big pieces of bone on a necklace
  • no god please stop
  • take off that fucking lamellar it’s unsubstantiated
  • WHERE DO YOU GET ALL THIS FUR AND LEATHER
  • what is this, a shield for ants? it needs to be at least 3 TIMES AS BIG
  • take off those ridiculous boxing gloves for heaven’s sake
  • speaking of heaven u don’t all have to be rabid pagans
  • and seriously stop with the creepy white supremacist undertones
  • i diDN’T MEAN MAKE THEM MORE OVERT
  • NO STOP THAT
  • LEAVE
  • ok and seriously how many animals went into all the damn leather and fur you’re wearing right now. why couldn’t you just get some wool
  • u should be ashamed
  • edit: OH YEAH AND BRACERS. i’m not convinced of the supposed vendel splint bracers and there’s even less evidence for viking age bracers. Your left arm is behind your shield and your right arm follows, not leads. spend your rings on something more practical
  • also comb your fucking hair

galesofnovember:

hauntsichord:

the  new ask meme: send me literally anything and ill tell you something i hate about it

happy monday! this is my favorite meme of all time

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Lucy Liu turns 46 in a month

Lucy Liu turns 46 in a month

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nicksayssummer:

I HAVE FOUND IT AND I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING AT HOW HIDEKI KAMIYA IS FUCKING OBSESSED WITH AMERICAN GROCERY STORES

nicksayssummer:

I HAVE FOUND IT AND I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING AT HOW HIDEKI KAMIYA IS FUCKING OBSESSED WITH AMERICAN GROCERY STORES

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konguloarkonan:

receptacle:

rainbow-femme:

I’m sick of magical worlds with no technology. I want fairy run coffee shops where you can get a latte with a shot of charisma, because you’ve got a big presentation you’re worried about, or witches working at Apple selling phones that automatically appear in your pocket if you accidentally leave it somewhere, or psychics running hair salons who always know how you want your hair to look, or aura reader therapists. I just really want normalized magic in modern society

From a logical perspective, a world that grows up with consistent and reliable internal magic (ie magic stable enough to be normalised) will almost definitely evolve civilization through magic, rather than technology as we know it.

The invention of the true arch allowed better weight distribution and therefore taller, stronger buildings. Later, islamic and gothic pointed arches allowed even greater height, and flying buttresses allowed less wall structure.

But if you have mages or wizards who can enchant a wall to be steadfast and immovable, you can start building tall with magic instead of architectural innovation. Not to mention you don’t need cranes if you can lift a pile of stone with a team of mages!

The minor kind of things you suggest would also have much larger effects than it might seem. If psychics are common and have the power to know your hairdo desires, that changes social interaction immensely: a haggle system would be impractical if a sales clerk knows that you’ll give in and pay full price if he keeps pressing. Political structures would be wildly different, too (try getting elected with a cover story if a large percentage of the population can see through that story).

Potions of charisma (in coffee or otherwise) have huge implications, too: some of the most ruthless and tyrannical dictators have been very charismatic people. The rest tend to get overthrown, or have to severely limit their public appearances and let their cult of personality get built up through other means. And of course that’s just with natural human charisma, so imagine what someone could do with a big stock of CHA bonuses.

Of course if it really works for a story (especially something lighter hearted), this doesn’t matter too much: sometimes it’s not so important to analyze little details. But there are reasons you don’t see this much, and are much more likely to see secretive magic in a modern setting. In the end it doesn’t hold a huge amount of water as an immersive setting.

the only story i’ve seen that’s made a good attempt to marry d&d-type magic and the modern world is tales of mu. tales of mu has some occasionally genius explorations of how Generic Fantasy World (TM) evolved over centuries into something that resembles the modern day ~but with dragons~. one of the central conceits is that a magic-dominated society encourage things like brutal and commonplace slavery, racism, religious strife, and organized crime. iirc an issue is that characters can only use the world’s equivalent of the internet if they’re either psionic or have enough magic to fake psionics. 

unfortunately, it’s not very well written, and most of the worldbuilding is expressed in infodumps so the characters can have more time to have increasingly ridiculous amounts of increasingly gross sex.

or oh well there’s terry pratchett, the discworld watch books are lighthearted but they do pretty well with this.

so that sounds awesome in concept but disappointing in reality. Definitely agree that there’s lots of dark places high-magic settings can go. Especially when not everyone can use magic

also i need to read more discworld aaaah

rainbow-femme:

I’m sick of magical worlds with no technology. I want fairy run coffee shops where you can get a latte with a shot of charisma, because you’ve got a big presentation you’re worried about, or witches working at Apple selling phones that automatically appear in your pocket if you accidentally leave it somewhere, or psychics running hair salons who always know how you want your hair to look, or aura reader therapists. I just really want normalized magic in modern society

From a logical perspective, a world that grows up with consistent and reliable internal magic (ie magic stable enough to be normalised) will almost definitely evolve civilization through magic, rather than technology as we know it.

The invention of the true arch allowed better weight distribution and therefore taller, stronger buildings. Later, islamic and gothic pointed arches allowed even greater height, and flying buttresses allowed less wall structure.

But if you have mages or wizards who can enchant a wall to be steadfast and immovable, you can start building tall with magic instead of architectural innovation. Not to mention you don’t need cranes if you can lift a pile of stone with a team of mages!

The minor kind of things you suggest would also have much larger effects than it might seem. If psychics are common and have the power to know your hairdo desires, that changes social interaction immensely: a haggle system would be impractical if a sales clerk knows that you’ll give in and pay full price if he keeps pressing. Political structures would be wildly different, too (try getting elected with a cover story if a large percentage of the population can see through that story).

Potions of charisma (in coffee or otherwise) have huge implications, too: some of the most ruthless and tyrannical dictators have been very charismatic people. The rest tend to get overthrown, or have to severely limit their public appearances and let their cult of personality get built up through other means. And of course that’s just with natural human charisma, so imagine what someone could do with a big stock of CHA bonuses.

Of course if it really works for a story (especially something lighter hearted), this doesn’t matter too much: sometimes it’s not so important to analyze little details. But there are reasons you don’t see this much, and are much more likely to see secretive magic in a modern setting. In the end it doesn’t hold a huge amount of water as an immersive setting.

PS: imo it’s way cooler anyway for a high fantasy setting to have huge impossible towers held together by magic, and expy cars and other vehicles that are basically platforms animated by magic. maybe with wheels but would you even need to invent the wheel if you could move everything with magic

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wwhalehunter:

thedoctorisaconsultinghunter:

hipsterinatardis:

If you don’t love Wallace, you’re wrong.

who wouldnt reblog wallace wells

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imagine if there was only one work of each media

charlesoberonn:

People would all be reading “the book” and every week they would be watching “the movie”. On TV you would be watching “the show” while listening to “the song” on your computer. And the gamers among us would be playing… and sometimes losing… “the game”

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sararkaye:

rlmjob:

life hack

what in gods name

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