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Dear Hollywood: an easy method of not whitewashing Ghost in The Shell (You’re Welcome)

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explosionscanalwaysbebigger:

Rinko Kukuichi as Major Motoko Kusanagi

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Hiroyuki Sanada as CIT Officer Ishikawa

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Ron Perlman as Bato (See, you can still have some white actors, especially if they’re cyborgs!)

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Shin Koyamada as Togusa

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James Hong as Chief Aramaki image

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Any more ideas?

No, this casting is perfect

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Filed under SWEET HOLY MOTHER OF GOD I WANT IT ghost in the shell seriously if this does make it anywhere as a film DON'T CAST SCARJO AS THE MAJOR

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Junji Ito x Pokemon ⊟
Pokemon’s about to get real, real creepy, y’all— creepier than even Creepy Black. The Pokemon Company has collaborated with horror manga artist Junji Ito, who you may know from That One Comic About People Obsessed with People-Shaped Holes in a Mountain and every other unsettling Japanese comic you’ve seen online. The collaboration is called “Kowapoke,” or “Scarypoke.”
The Pokemon Company released one preview image in the form of a phone wallpaper, above, featuring the world’s most menacing Banette. They’re also giving t-shirts out in Japan featuring the image, for people who need more personal space, I guess.
Game Freak told us they were freaky.
PREORDER Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire, upcoming games

tinycartridge:

Junji Ito x Pokemon ⊟

Pokemon’s about to get real, real creepy, y’all— creepier than even Creepy Black. The Pokemon Company has collaborated with horror manga artist Junji Ito, who you may know from That One Comic About People Obsessed with People-Shaped Holes in a Mountain and every other unsettling Japanese comic you’ve seen online. The collaboration is called “Kowapoke,” or “Scarypoke.”

The Pokemon Company released one preview image in the form of a phone wallpaper, above, featuring the world’s most menacing Banette. They’re also giving t-shirts out in Japan featuring the image, for people who need more personal space, I guess.

Game Freak told us they were freaky.

PREORDER Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire, upcoming games

(Source: pokemon.jp, via cannedcoelacanth)

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Ancient Persian Freezers —- The Yakhchals

Today in the modern world we take freezers, and the frozen results of freezers for granted.  But in ancient times, cold drinks, frozen desserts, and chilled tropical cocktails were a luxury unknown to most people.  However the idea of artificially freezing goods is nothing new.  As far back as 400 BC, the ancient Persians built special freezers called yakhchals.  Yakhchals were large buildings used for storage of ice and foodstuffs during the hot Persian summers.  Typically they were around 60 feet tall, and had a large subterranean storage space dug out from under it.  The Yakhchal itself was made from a special type of mud clay called sarooj which was composed of clay, sand, lime, goat hair, egg whites, and ash mixed in a special proportion which made it extremely resistant to heat transfer.  In other words the inside stayed cool, while heat from the outside was prevented from entering the building because of the thick insulated walls.  This combined with the subterranean storage ensured that whatever goods were stored in the pit stayed cool, as temperatures below ground level are usually around the 60 to 65 degree Fahrenheit range.  However, these designs were not what made a yakhchal a freezer.  There was one other brilliant design feature which ensured that the yakhchal would stay frosty all year long.

At the top of the dome was a small hole, or series of small holes called windcatchers.  Typically windcatchers were pointed in the direction of the prevailing winds.  Due to its conical shape there was always a negative pressure gradient inside the yakhchal.  According to Bernoulli’s Law air flow at a high pressure will always move toward areas of low pressure.  Thus air from the outside was constantly flowing through the yakhchal.  In addition, according to Venturi’s Principal, whenever air flows through a small hole, the smaller the hole, the greater the speed of the flow.  The small hole, or series of holes of the yakhchal ensured that air passed into it at great flows.  What resulted was a great amount of outside air entering into the yakhchal at high speeds.  While the air itself wasn’t cool, the flows at which it was being entrained into the yakhchal created temperatures that were below freezing. Typically the windcatchers were cut in such a way that the incoming jet of air would be directed onto the storage pit.

The ancient Persians primarily used their yakhchals for storing ice and foodstuffs.  During the summer, Persian nobles often enjoyed a refreshing frozen treat called faloodeh (pictured above), which is made from thin noodles with syrup made from sugar and rose water, then flavored with lemon, lime, fruits, almond, pistachio, and other flavorings.  Due to the Persian’s freezing technology, faloodeh (which is still popular today) goes down in history as one of the first frozen desserts.  The practice of building and using yakhchals continued up to the 20th century, when they were eventually replaced with modern freezers and refrigerators.

This is ridiculously cool.

(Source: eartharchitecture.org)

Filed under 400 BC LEMME JUST REPEAT THAT: 400 B.C. history science

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So Here’s Everything That Went Down in the MCU Fandom In the Last 12 Hours

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  • Variety reported that Robert Downy Junior would appear in Captain America 3 as Iron Man, and that he had been scheduled for a small part but them bumped up his on screen time and would be receiving 40 million dollars for the part. 
  • They then went on to say that this would be the kick off for Civil War.
  • Newsarama and Comic Book Resources then reported that the official title of Cap 3 would be “Captain America 3: Civil War.”
  • The entire internet then freaked the fudge out.
  • This continued for about eight hours.
  • Someone finally calmed down enough to look over the articles and realized “Wait a minute… they didn’t quote a single source about this story, and even if they did, they never once said Cap 3 would be Civil War, they said it set up Civil War, as in it’s possible that this could be what happens, never once saying it’s actually happening.”
  • Then people went further back and found a month ago the Russo’s, the directors of Cap 2 and Cap 3, had come out and said, “Yeah there is no way Civil War is going to happen, it wouldn’t work.”
  • Now we’re here in the present, taking a big sigh of relief, realizing we all freaked out over nothing, grabbing a cold pint, and waiting for all this to blow over.

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Filed under gifs gif warning well at least I pointed out the lack of direct quotes I can feel good about that one I HAS SMARTS SOMETIMES Don't recall the stuff about the directors saying Civil War won't work though but then I only pay a smidge bit of attention to this fandom right now so

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pokemoncountdown:

Day 202
Wobbuffet.

OH MAN THIS LIKEFANART OF WOBBUFFET PERTAINING TO THAT ONE THEORYFor those of you that never heard of it, it’s about Wobuffet’s Pokedex entries.
“It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to pump up its counterstrike.” - Pokemon Gold
“Usually docile, a Wobbuffet strikes back ferociously if its black tail is attacked. It makes its lair in caves where it waits for nightfall.” - Pokemon Emerald
“It desperately tries to keep its black tail hidden. It is said to be proof the tail hides a secret.” - Pokemon Black/White
The theory states that the blue portion of Wobuffet is nothing more than a decoy, an inflatable dummy - sort of like a punching bag. The actual Wobuffet is the black tail, which it conceals and keeps hidden.

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tropospheric:

fawfiski:

pokemoncountdown:

Day 202

Wobbuffet.

OH MAN THIS LIKE
FANART OF WOBBUFFET PERTAINING TO THAT ONE THEORY
For those of you that never heard of it, it’s about Wobuffet’s Pokedex entries.

“It hates light and shock. If attacked, it inflates its body to pump up its counterstrike.” - Pokemon Gold

“Usually docile, a Wobbuffet strikes back ferociously if its black tail is attacked. It makes its lair in caves where it waits for nightfall.” - Pokemon Emerald

“It desperately tries to keep its black tail hidden. It is said to be proof the tail hides a secret.” - Pokemon Black/White

The theory states that the blue portion of Wobuffet is nothing more than a decoy, an inflatable dummy - sort of like a punching bag. The actual Wobuffet is the black tail, which it conceals and keeps hidden.

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