Indian Haladie Dagger
- Dated: 19th century or earlier
- Culture: Indian
- Measurements: 26” overall with two 10 1/2” blades
This is a rare Haladie double bladed dagger from the Rajput warriors of India. It is all steel forged, including the handle, with two double edged blades and a knuckle guard. The knuckle guard would have had a third small straight blade sticking out, but it is missing with only an attachment hole remaining.
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THE CAT RETURNED THE KISS
THE CAT FUCKING RETURNED THE KISS
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A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties.
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This is a woman wearing full plate armour in the game Dark Souls. It is difficult at best to tell that she is a woman because her figure is obscured by the thick under-padding that is required to wear the armour comfortably as well as to absorb the force of incoming blows. Determining her cup-size just by looking is impossible because she is not so stupid as to have a custom-made (i.e. expensive) chest plate that acts like a death trap. She does not leave any skin exposed to attack because she expects to get hit and therefore wants to take advantage of the full protection only offered by full plate. Dark Souls gets it, why don’t other games?
Oh WOW. That is really damn cool!
I told Miyazaki I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.
"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It’s called ma. Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.”
Is that like the “pillow words” that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?
"I don’t think it’s like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness. But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb.
Rogert Ebert, on Hayao Miyazaki (via pseudolirium)
And this is why I often gravitate to works that have this even if “nothing happens” a lot of the time.
The Euro-Asian bum.
This fun-filled grimy (they’re all dirty-faced) Turk 3 months ago kicked out of Europe. He worked illegally for refueling in Germany well, or something like that, it was very difficult to understand - the language barrier has had an effect. But the words “Dept." and "Germani” sounded quite clearly. Now he lives in a tent right in the center of Istanbul.
(via Секретный журнал)
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"EVERYBODY KNOWS I’M A MUTHAFUCKIN MONSTERRR"
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♥ DEAD MEN DON’T CATCALL ♥
Nor do genuinely decent men, or classy men, or men with wives/girlfriends, or in fact MOST living breathing men. The few that do? Find where their mother, sister, girlfriend and/or wives live and rebuke them over teaching their barbarian some manners. End of story
♥ DEAD MEN DON’T ADD BORING, UNNECESSARY “BUT WAH WAH WAH NOT ALL MEN” COMMENTARY TO PEOPLE’S ARTWORK ♥
Artist Hong Yi, aka Red, has been at it again in her usual style of painting without a paint brush. Her many fascinating methods of portrait creation have included projects like this melted wax used to form Adele’s face and the arrangements of sunflower seeds to form a portrait of Ai Weiwei. This time, Red’s depiction of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi simply features freshly cut flowers colored with red food dye.
After watching a movie that featured Aung San Suu Kyi’s struggles and fight for a democratic Burma, Red was inspired to capture the essence of such a strong woman who sacrificed so much in her life. Using fresh carnations and red food dye, the artist experimented with variations of shades of color as the food dye absorbed up into the petals of the flowers. She found that short stems resulted in the faster appearance of color and that although color would begin to appear after about a half hour, it took approximately 40 hours for the colors to reach maximum intensity.
This visually striking piece is 11.5x14.75 feet and involves 2,000 white carnations held in little plastic cups. Red said, “I hope the portrait does justice to ASSK, and I hope she will see this portrait some day and smile, knowing that not only the Burmese people appreciate and respect her, but hundreds of millions of people around the world too.”