Donburi Boy

Apr 16 2014
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death-psychedelic:

Wayne Barlowe’s Hell-themed artwork

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archaicwonder:

The Bavay Statuette of Mercury, Gilded Bronze, Gallo-Roman, Bavay (Nord-Pas-de-Calais), 1st - 2nd century AD

He is naked, standing upright and is leaning on his right leg with his left leg bent slightly. He is holding a purse in his right hand and probably held a caduceus in his left hand.

Son of Jupiter and the nymph Maia, Mercury, the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Hermes, is the god of trade, travelers, merchants and doctors. He is also the messenger of the gods and accompanies souls to the underworld. His main symbols are the caduceus and a purse, symbols of the benefits to be gained from commerce.

In Rome, a temple to Mercury was built in 495 BC at the center of the Circus Maximus, a fitting place for a god of trade since it was a center of commerce and a race course. Mercuralia, the Festival of Mercury would be celebrated there on May 15th, when merchants would sprinkle themselves and their merchandise with water taken from the sacred well near to the Porta Capena gate.

This cult spread throughout the Empire and especially in Gaul. In the Commentaries on the Gallic War (Book VI), Caesar wrote: “The god they (the Gauls) honour above all others is Mercury. He has a great number of statues; they consider him the inventor of all the arts and the guide of travelers, and he presides over all manner of trade and gains.”

Bavay, known as Bagacum by the Romans, was founded in 20 BC. Located at the meeting place of several roads, travelers had to pass through the town on their way to Germania and the port of Boulogne; seven roads, dedicated to Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Mercury, the Sun and the Moon, linked it to the capital cities of neighboring countries. Huge monuments were built: a forum, thermal baths, temples and other buildings of a more official character.

(Source: kunicki.eu, via classicsenthusiast)

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On Story in Video Games

toughlovemuse:

"Functionally, dialog-heavy extended gameplay monsters like Mass Effect bear the same relationship to visual storytelling games like Journey that a rhesus monkey does to a six-gilled shark: They’re related, if you go back far enough, and they share a few design basics, but their practical needs are very different."

— Richard Dansky, speaking truth about Video Game Stories

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escoblades:

Look at what the fine folks @ubiworkshop are working on! (Work in progress, not final)

escoblades:

Look at what the fine folks @ubiworkshop are working on! (Work in progress, not final)

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sandandglass:

Jon Stewart and Matt Taibbi discuss the different treatment afforded to ‘street’ and white-collar criminals. 

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angelophile:

The Question (Renee Montoya) by Everette Hartsoe (Source)

angelophile:

The Question (Renee Montoya) by Everette Hartsoe (Source)

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The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.

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girlsattack:

Accused of Murder, 1956.

girlsattack:

Accused of Murder, 1956.

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magictransistor:

Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva

magictransistor:

Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva

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jammygummy:

"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.”

-Douglas Adams

(Source: ktt, via ghostcopnyc)

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tastefullyoffensive:

Maslow’s Modern Hierarchy of Needs [x]

tastefullyoffensive:

Maslow’s Modern Hierarchy of Needs [x]

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