Big Blue Guitar
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If they miss you, they’ll call. If they want you, they’ll say it. If they care, they’ll show it. And if not, they aren’t worth your time.
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no more silence

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Grimalkin

Grimalkin

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archiemcphee:

Today we learned about a species of moth made of cotton candy.

Okay, not really, but these beautiful creatures are still awesome, even if they aren’t made of spun sugar. This is the Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda), a small North American moth most often found in southern Canada from Ontario to Nova Scotia. They live in deciduous forests and feed mainly on maple trees, but we suspect that some specimens prefer to follow traveling carnivals where they hover over the cotton candy machines.

Photos by Svdmolen, Rhododendrites, Kristi Decourcy, Patrick Spurlock, Ezra S F, MacroscopicSolutions, and Lynette Schimming respectively.

[via Neatorama]

The first few times I saw one of these I was sure I was having a flashback. Somewhere I have pictures of my older daughter when she was little, cradling one of these with a wondering, wonderful look on her face.

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colorful4japan:

Mount Yoshino (吉野山 Yoshino-yama)  Nara,Japan 2014

colorful4japan:

Mount Yoshino (吉野山 Yoshino-yama)
Nara,Japan
2014

1 day agothekimonogallerycolorful4japan 71 notes

art-of-swords:

Handmade Swords - Earil

  • By Peter Lyon of Weta Workshop
  • Edition Size: 1
  • Measurements: Blade length: 915mm (36”). Overall length: 1217mm (48”). Weight: 1.94Kg (4 pounds 4 ounces). Balance point: 71mm (2.8”) along blade, measured from the shoulder of the blade

The sword has been made especially for the Weta Cave and Weta’s Online Shop to sell to the public. It is similar to late medieval European longswords, but with design flourishes transform it into a piece of art as well. A longsword is light enough and balanced to be used with one hand, but it can also be used two handed for powerful cutting blows. The blade is broad for much of its length, making for strong cuts, but comes to an acute point for effective thrusts, making this a true cut-and-thrust sword.

The individual parts have shapes and detail lines that blend into each other and continue into the next component, so that shapes continue even as the materials change, and the shapes of all the hilt parts draw the eye towards the diamond shaped bosses in the centre of the grip, filled with polished Paua (New Zealand abalone) shell each side. At the same time there is a strong central line through the hilt and along the blade, emphasising the straight and symmetrical shapes of the sword.

This sword has many nautical features which led me to the name, “Aearil”, which in Elvish means “Gleaming Ocean”. 

The straight blade is ground from spring steel bar, and has been heat treated to give the best possible combination of toughness and edge hardness. Historically blades were forged into shape and to remove flaws in the steel, but the consistency and high specifications of modern steels mean this is no longer necessary.

The bevelled edge is blunted for safety and display, but could just as easily be sharpened for cutting tests. The tang of the blade is strong and wide, and passes through the cross guard, grip and pommel, and is peened over the end of the pommel for maximum strength.

The cross guard is cut from a block of mild steel. From the centre block it projects along the blade and towards the ends, which are split into a fork. This is an unusual feature which I don’t recall being used on a sword before. The cross is set onto the shoulders of the blade for extra strength and stability, as was done on medieval European swords to prevent the cross becoming loose and rattling through use.

The grip is made of beech wood, covered with leather. Thin cords under the leather create the designs, and the leather has been carefully tooled to fit into all the shapes created by the cords. The grip was mostly drilled out then fitted by heating the tang and burning out the remaining wood for a tight fit, and finally glued in place. It is a two handed grip; the foregrip is straight to give a strong gripping surface, while the waisted shape of the upper grip encourages the second hand to nestle into the inside curves of the pommel.

The mild steel pommel is also a counterweight for the blade. It is shaped somewhat like a fish tail, with curved and recessed faces to add interesting shapes, and also to remove weight and get the best possible balance for the sword overall. The pommel was set tight onto the tapering tang before the end was peened over.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Weta Ltd.

C’mon — it matches the Gretsch!

1 day agomalthariusart-of-swords 3,427 notes

guitarbage:

1965 Hofner Committee

1 day agoguitarbage 44 notes

magictransistor:

Cryin’ Sam Collins. My Road is Rough and Rocky. 1931.

1 day agomagictransistor 27 notes
magictransistor:

Mississippi Fred McDowell

The man.

magictransistor:

Mississippi Fred McDowell

The man.

1 day agomagictransistor 36 notes
When our hands finally met, everything that needed to be said, was said.
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Michael Faudet  (via michaelfaudet)

and that’s when the end began
stretched across scenes and acts
coming to what?

2 days agonewsweekmichaelfaudet 15,458 notes
My first animated GIF!
Done in Mischief & Photoshop.

My first animated GIF!

Done in Mischief & Photoshop.

2 days ago 2 notes#gif #blood moon #full moon #my first time #madewithmischief #BigBlueGuitar
taishou-kun:

Mifune Toshirou 三船 敏郎 on the set of Yojimbou 用心棒 - Director : Kurosawa Akira 黒澤 明 - Toho 東宝 - 1961

taishou-kun:

Mifune Toshirou 三船 敏郎 on the set of Yojimbou 用心棒 - Director : Kurosawa Akira 黒澤 明 - Toho 東宝 - 1961

2 days agothekimonogallerytaishou-kun 297 notes
terrahues:

☽☮☾

silly dandelion in your watercolor worlddancing from dream to dreamwith your pixie smile & your sad sad eyes…And that’s about all I can remember, from ca. 1987 when I was very much in love with a woman who went by the name of, well, I reckon it’s self-evident.

terrahues:

☽☮☾

silly dandelion in your watercolor world
dancing from dream to dream
with your pixie smile & your sad sad eyes…

And that’s about all I can remember, from ca. 1987 when I was very much in love with a woman who went by the name of, well, I reckon it’s self-evident.

2 days agothe-elvish-musean0therwildfl0wer 1,240 notes
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blushined:

Everyone needs Totoro on their blog.

I could not agree more.

blushined:

Everyone needs Totoro on their blog.

I could not agree more.

2 days agotechnologicalhippiegwiyeou 118 notes
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