Spooky snaps that give a new meaning to “deadheading.” Snapdragons make cute flowers, but when they die, they turn into macabre skulls. MORE: http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-dragons-skull-macabre-appearance-of.html [via Occupy the FDA, on Facebook]
novice buddhist monks. photos: 1. mahabodhi temple in bodh gaya, india by rajesh kumar singh; 2. thimpu, bhutan by roberto schmidt; 3. tibet by brian sokol; 4. mandalay, myanmar by bonnie stewart; 5. yangon, myanmar by damir sagolj; 6-7. bago, myanmar by paula bronstein
Man guys all of my artist friends and anyone who draws or anything should get a wysp account
Cause its a website based around artists and not only can you post your art on it, it also has a place where you can practice!!! drawing!!
look at this shiit
heres the practice page!!!!!1!
and did i mention this is all free?
ITS ALL FREE
so yeah go make an account my artist friends
Hellfire is, to put it simply, a masterpiece. We don’t even need to look at the main lyrics to get an understanding of the genius put into this work. Listen to the Latin Chanting as Frollo sings. It is a prayer Catholics recite during mass that is an admission of guilt… so we have Frollo singing how the current situation isn’t his fault, whilst our red hooded friends are chanting ‘mea culpa’ and ‘mea maxima culpa’ (through my fault, through my most grievous fault) - showing the dual natures of humankind, religion etc… it also shows us Frollo’s mental state, obviously a precarious one as he fights his inner demons.
This song is also a parallel to Quasimodo’s earlier song Out There - both start begging for forgiveness, then grow into revealing the performers true feelings (Wanting to go to the festival and wanting Esmeralda respectively) which shows a similarity between the two which in turn shows that despite differences in appearance, status etc they are the same - which the film is showing. Regardless of appearance, if you are considered ‘normal’ or not, we are all the same.
By having this technique, it also sets the stage for Frollo v Quasimodo in their views of Esmeralda, this is emphasized by having Heaven’s Light sung and leading into Hellfire, creating another paradox of human nature and how appearance can be misleading (Quasi thinks she is angelic, Frollo thinks she is a witch… both don’t fit and are extremely exaggerated viewpoints, once again fitting the theme of appearances being a mask worn and you shouldn’t be judged on that).
On a totally separate note, another piece of genius from the music score of this film comes in the shape of ‘dies irae’ that plays whilst Frollo chases Quasimodo and Esmeralda. This translates as ‘Day of Wrath’ which is how the wicked shall be punished in eternal fire… this piece was also used whilst Frollo chased down Quasimodo’s mother. Both times he was using religion to justify his actions. Additionally, the inclusion of this results in Hellfire not just foreshadowing Esmeralda’s brush with death, but Frollo’s actual death.
He shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the fiery pit…
To this day I remain in unfettered awe that they actually got away with Hellfire, a chilling (not to mention unsubtle almost to the point of being explicit) sequence in which a man sings about his agonizing, sanity-destroying lust for a woman and how he plans to burn her alive if she refuses to sleep with him. It is absolutely the best part of the film, and the Genius Bonuses discussed above are just the icing on the cake.
It’s a terrifying song and one that is only more terrifying the older you get and the more you understand it.
Ukiyo-E Heroes (Illustrations by Jed Henry)
Digging in the vast deep internet, I have recently found the artwork of this illustrator: Jed Henry, who teamed up with “Woodblock Printmaker” David Bull for the making of these parody illustrations of videogames called: “Ukiyo-E Heroes”.
The classical game characters including: Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Starfox, Street Fighter, Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, etc. Has been taken to the past with a medieval outfit, making a reference to the japanese culture in the past.
This is very awesome!
Robert Downey, Jr. consoles a young boy in tears because Iron Man isn’t in his costume.
… I don’t know who looks more distraught: Downey or the kid
Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.
omg this is amazing
The Defender is a pepper spray that when sprayed takes a picture of the person you’re spraying and sends it the police along with your GPS location, user information, as well as flashing a bright light in the attackers face and emitting a loud alarm.