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thekimonogallery:

Posing as an ‘oiran’ (Edo-period courtesan), Japan.  Photographer unknown

thekimonogallery:

Posing as an ‘oiran’ (Edo-period courtesan), Japan.  Photographer unknown

not-fun:

whatwith:

my cool ritual knives were all accepted to the yearly student show!
probably reworking that top one once i get it back, not actually feeling it yet.

I still love these, wowow. Two of my favourite things together at last

not-fun:

whatwith:

my cool ritual knives were all accepted to the yearly student show!

probably reworking that top one once i get it back, not actually feeling it yet.

I still love these, wowow. Two of my favourite things together at last

the-real-seebs:


gallifreekydeeky:


A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

"ooh!  a poor person in need of help!  i better make sure they get arrested!"  to me, that’s the issue that’s most troubling.  Apart from that, the statue, and the idea behind it, is one of the parts of Christianity that even a grouchy atheist like me has to admire…

To be fair, I have at least once called the police on a creature in dire need of help. Because they’re the people who can go help. It was a dog that someone had left out during our first spike to -20. That dog used to bark all day every day in the summer. I called when it was getting ridiculously cold becuase the barking took on a panicked tone. Within a bit, the barking stopped, and I haven’t heard the dog since. I hope that means it got to a good home…
That is a really brilliant bit of art, I have to say.


One a the only times i can remember feelings actively included in my home church was when the then-vicar had a rant about how one time he saw a bunch of dirty, ill dressed punks outside a store hanging out and smoking and said he had a vision of them as jesus and his disciples, as they would appear today, so I like this, being as ive felt strongly about jesus being a homeless vagrant since

the-real-seebs:

gallifreekydeeky:

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.

Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.

The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.

"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."

That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

"ooh!  a poor person in need of help!  i better make sure they get arrested!"  to me, that’s the issue that’s most troubling.  Apart from that, the statue, and the idea behind it, is one of the parts of Christianity that even a grouchy atheist like me has to admire…

To be fair, I have at least once called the police on a creature in dire need of help. Because they’re the people who can go help. It was a dog that someone had left out during our first spike to -20. That dog used to bark all day every day in the summer. I called when it was getting ridiculously cold becuase the barking took on a panicked tone. Within a bit, the barking stopped, and I haven’t heard the dog since. I hope that means it got to a good home…

That is a really brilliant bit of art, I have to say.

One a the only times i can remember feelings actively included in my home church was when the then-vicar had a rant about how one time he saw a bunch of dirty, ill dressed punks outside a store hanging out and smoking and said he had a vision of them as jesus and his disciples, as they would appear today, so I like this, being as ive felt strongly about jesus being a homeless vagrant since

(Source: circuitfry)