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archiemcphee:

Behold the awesomeness that is Long Ma the fire-breathing dragon-horse, the latest creation by French artist François Delarozière and his art production company La Machine. The 46-ton kinetic sculpture stands almost 40 feet tall and features articulated limbs that can gallop, rear up, and fold beneath him when he wants to sit down. His neck rises and falls and his wonderfully expressive face features eyes that open and close. Best of all, his chest swells from the pressure building in his lungs before he exhales fantastic plumes of smoke from his nostrils and jets of fire from his mouth.

This marvelous interactive sculpture was just debuted in the French city of Nantes and will soon be traveling to Beijing where he’ll be presented in October as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China. Long Ma is based on a creature from Chinese mythology, Longma, a fabled winged horse with dragon scales, and will be the hero of a performance entitled “Long Ma Jing Shen” or “The Spirit of the Horse Dragon” during which he’ll face off against a giant spider.

Click here and here for video footage of Long Ma in all his fiery glory.

Visit the La Machine Facebook page for additional images.

[via Kotaku:Screenburn and Laughing Squid]


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moonlightequilibrium:

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buyakashaa:

deducecanoe:

paulsrockinpagoda:

noswellicus:

Yesssss

nooooooooooooo

Every time science discovers something that science fiction has already determinedd is a bad idea, I’m like… HAVE WE LEARNED NOTHING!?

turn me into a lizard hybrid i don’t even fucking care


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blackowlart:

How he wear hood-helmet…. from LINK 

Enjoy 


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*artist’s depression*


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miss-nerdgasmz:

cchtml:

This feeling when you walk into big art supply stores …

brb changing underwear



dollysgothworld:

Vampire Hunter Kits

Usually the contents of the kit would be contained in a chest-like box with various compartments. Each kit consisted of the typical anti-vampire tools. Today these vintage vampire slaying kits are being sold for more than six-thousand pounds.

Syringe

The syringe was used to inject the vampires with liquid garlic or one of the many potions and serums included in the kit.

Hammer

The wooden hammer included in the kits was used to drive the stakes into the vampires. Some hammers had a crucifix embedded into the head. Roughly six to seven inches long (depending on the kit), the hammer was a vital tool for slaying.

Garlic

The garlic came in a variety of different consistencies and was often referred to as “Usturoi”. Either whole cloves, powder, or liquid, depending on the kit. The cloves were most likely worn by the slayer for protection. The powder was used as a mace-like substance, intended for blinding or disorienting the vampire. The liquid could be put into a syringe and injected into the vampire’s blood stream.

Stakes

The stakes were driven into the hearts of the vampires. Often vampire slaying would consist of digging up the grave of the alleged vampire and driving a stake through the corpse, pinning it to the ground. Some stakes were shaped as crosses, having a crucifix attached to the top and a point at the bottom. Others were cylindrical shaped with a point at one end and the symbol of the cross etched into the top.

Prayer Book and Bible

Mostly used for protecting the slayer, they were also used for performing exorcisms on vampires or demons.

Crucifix

The symbol of god was the slayer’s most useful tool. Often attached to a chain for ease of access, the crucifix was used mostly during prayer and exorcisms. The crucifix was usually made out of silver. This material was believed to be a extremely potent and unfavorable for the vampire.

Weapons and Ammunition

Each kit contained ranged and hand-to-hand weapons to battle the beasts.

Knives and Daggers

Various knives were included in different kits. Some were used for throwing while others were specifically used for close combat.

Revolvers and Bullets

Revolvers in the kits came with gunpowder and silver bullets. The silver in the bullets was believed to be what actually harmed the vampire.

Crossbow and Bolts

Crossbows were another useful ranged tool. The bolt’s tip was also made of silver.

Bottled Vampire Repellents

The kits also included a variety of different oils, ointments and other holy substances.

Pamant

Also known as holy soil, pamant was used for ceremonial purposes. Like holy water, it was the blessing of the soil which gave it the holy title. Pamant was either placed on the grave or body of the accused vampire.

Agheazma

Agheazma, better known as Holy Water, was also used in ceremonies. Either sprinkled on the slayer for protective purposes or used to harm the alleged vampire.

Mir

Mir is more well known for its reputation of being one of the three gifts given to the son of god. It was an anointing oil which would be placed on either the slayer or vampire.

Tamaie

Tamaie was holy incense. The distinct smell given off by the object was used in ceremony, whether it be used for protection or to ward off the evil spirit which lay in the vampire’s body.

Candles

Used for ceremonies like exorcisms, prayers, and seeing in the dark.

Metal Teeth Pliers

The metal teeth pliers were used to remove the fangs of vampires. Also known as the Dentol, this tool was between 5-8 inches long were basically a pair of metal pliers.


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quarkmaster:

Imperius - Storm of Light Cover by tully


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asktheangiriscouncil:

A.N.: Oh my God. I searched a playthrough of that thing and I scared my parents to death with my screaming. I hope you’re happy anon. :D


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archiemcphee:

Remember those outrageously cute Banana Bird capsule toys we posted about a couple week ago? Meet their kawaii canine counterparts: Bread Dogs. Bandai created this adorable new series of Gashapon toys, which is actually their fifth series of Doggy Bread figures to date. (Click here to view them all)

This new Anicolla series features six different, but equally darling dogs who’ve found themselves wearing six different sorts of bread. There’s the Anpug (a pug inside a sweet bean bun), the Pomcutlet Sandwich (a pomeranian who’s taken the place of a katsu pork cutlet), a toy poodle pancake, corgi hot dog, shih tzu sandwich and, last but not least, the Chihuassant (an amazing Chihuahua-croissant hybrid). Despite being less than two inches long, each figure is impressively detailed and, yes, ridiculously cute.

Don’t worry if you haven’t got any capsule toy machines nearby. Right now you can find these little cuties on Ebay.

[via RocketNews24]


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laracroftsspouse:

I remember when I was a kid watching Digimon and saw Patamon do this

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I was like

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zooophagous:

Oh Jesus Christ


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nnscribble:

This is so hilarious I had to share. Welcome to lapland.


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Diablo III  +  Female Classes 

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crispyfishsticks:

nambroth:

YES IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!
The Werewolf Calendar Preorders are open! The art this year is simply stunning. The production quality on these calendars is really nice; it’s like getting a print packet that is also useful for things such as counting down the days till Halloween…

Get one soon to get extra goodies!!
http://werewolfcalendar.com/purchase/#calendar2015

Each artist painted their piece just for this calendar! Artists: Kyndir, Nimrais, Vantid, Rhyu, Balaa, Dark Natasha, Nambroth, Rah-Bop, Khaosdog, Beast of Oblivion (not shown— with apologies— can only upload 10 images): Thornwolf, Goldenwolf, Tatchit

GO GO GO!


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