Feb. 26th, 2014

Awesomeness

Exhibit A: Some adorable fanart based on The Hobbit. Has, like, nothing to do with the story. Just a hobbit and a baby dragon. It's so adorable!!!111

Exhibit B: Song from Disney's Frozen - Let it Go in 25 languages. They probably had it translated to even more languages that didn't show up in the official mix, because they're limited to how many lines the song had. Here's some of the full versions of the multi-lingual songs. Too bad the animation didn't get lip synced to the other languages though. It's really obvious in the languages very different from English, like Mandarin. :p

Also, Here I Go (Despair of an Alto), a hilarious fan-version of Let It Go. And a Star Trek version!! And oh my god, the News, the News!

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Apr. 21st, 2012

二郎神

Crossposted with complete image set on Tumblr



My favorite deity in Chinese myth - Erlang Shen (二郎神).

Erlang is very often hailed nowadays as a god of war. But I’m not sure I agree with that role. The more traditional war gods in Chinese myth are actually Xing Tian (邢天) and Chi You (蚩尤), and I’d even argue that deities like Nezha (哪吒) is a more proper diety of war/battles than he is. Erlang is probably more accurately a martial god/sage (武圣). He’s less about the leading armies part of war and more about the kicking of butts. =P Hence, why he was called in to fight the Monkey King in “Journey to the West” when nobody else in the Heavens could match the monkey. But he was not often shown as a front line army/squad leader during the Shang-Zhou war in “Canonization of the Gods”.

More traditionally, he’s the patron deity of the Shu (蜀) region of China, which more or less encompasses the modern Sichuan region. (Kinda like how Athena was patron deity of Athens and so forth.) He’s also a god of the waterways (possibly civil engineering?), credited with helping the historical figure of Li Bing (李冰) build the Dujiangyan (都江堰) Irrigation System.

On a less serious vein, I also think he should be a deity of domestication (or Pokemon trainers XD). IIRC he’s the only major mythical figure who is associated with a varied retinue of pets. The most famous is the celestial hound Xiaotianquan (啸天犬), and he’s also known to have a hunting hawk and a silver horse. Fun fact - in “Canonization of the Gods”, all the other gods have a tendency to have one or a few major arcane artifacts which they would often use in during battle as their ‘ultimate attack’, in an RPG sense. Erlang, on the otherhand, never bothered with any artifacts. Instead, in the middle of battle, he would fling his dog out of his sleeve to maul his opponents face - to great effect. Now remember, in ancient China, the only pure breed of dogs is the ancestor of the modern Pekingese (and not the large bloodhound/german shepherd type dog that is depicted in more modern art). I have to admit, the mental image of a fluffy pekingese assassin puppy getting tossed out of a god’s sleeve made for a very hilarious mental image.

Mar. 23rd, 2012

Untitled noir-style pokemon comic oneshot

What is this--I don't even--

ADD: Another webcomic, not as weird

Aug. 27th, 2011

Review rec

In Which I Watch Sailor Moon is an insightful and funny review-slash-parody of the Sailor Moon anime. The link here is to the index page so you don't have to slog through all 7 threads of digressions and discussion. The author also does some really nice comic art to go with his parody/review.

Aug. 9th, 2011

*squee!*

Hilarious and drool-worthy fake blog posts and fanart for Cap (and Tony).

EDIT: And Bucky!

Aug. 21st, 2006

Turkey Baster ASCII

So what do you think?



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Should I rename Felline's chaos weapon? Or should I rename a sommersword so that anyone who can use a 2nd hand weapon (Meri or Aba) can use it?