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Runic Stone: Crucified Christ in Interlace
Denmark (c. 940 A. D.)
Made for Harald Bluetooth:
"King Harald bade these memorials to be made after Gorm, his father, and Thyra, his mother. The Harald who won the whole of Denmark and Norway and turned the Danes to Christianity."
Denmark, East Jutland, Jelling
It’s also interesting in a historical context as this was during a time when the Vikings were expanding and had a great deal of contact with peoples on other continents-which is how Harald Bluetooth ended up a Christian in the first place.
In fact, the only 100% confirmed pre-Columbian Viking Settlement in the Americas at L’Anse aux Meadows dates only 50 or so years later.
This Norsified version of Christ resembles Byzantine and Coptic Christian images moreso than those from other parts of the world.
But at this time, Jesus was more or less consistently depicted as a person of color regardless of where the art was made. Christs from Belgium were looking like this:
Lobbes Bible ms. 1 fol. 6 Genesis Initial (1064)
Psalter (fragment). whole page, Folio #: fol. 085r. (1025)
Christ in Majesty with symbols of the Evangelists, illumination from a Castilian Moralia in Job, fol. 2 (945)
Munster: St. Johann Int.: nave fresco: Scenes of the Life of Christ: det.: Christ and the children (800)
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Pterosaurs are Terrible Lizards
thankyou very much amajordoseofinsanity!!! i’m about 1 minute in and it’s already wonderful
here a guy is debunking all the ignorant preconceived/conceived ideas about pterosaurs. basically he’s telling off the people that think they’re dinosaurs etc. and then a whole lot more
and he has a really cool voice
just imagine this is actually Daspletosaurus or something
these were the best bits to do haahah
you can debate video game consoles all you want but valve became a multimillionaire company selling digital hats and nothing is going to change that
Like American artist Sandy Skoglund, JeeYoung Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation.
For weeks and sometimes months, the young Korean artist works in the confines of her small 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio bringing to life worlds that defy all logic.
there’s a news headline generator that mixes words from real news headlines and they are fucking golden
My favorite stock artists on deviantArt, for my own reference, but also in case anyone wants some pretty sweet stock images (though most of these people are fairly well-known).
- ahrum-stock has the most insane poses. Seriously HQ dude.
- mjranum-stock has an incredible range of poses, costumes, models, lighting, and angles. Also verrryyyy HQ.
- senshistock has so many stock photos available it blows my mind. Not many different setups, but she always has unique poses and props.
- fairiegoodmother I just think the female model is really pretty.
- yellow-stock more pretty ladies, I’m sensing a pattern.
- felixdeon this dude has some of the weirdest gay fetish stock ever (that’s not true) but he also has an extensive gallery of male nude stock photos which is pretty hard to come by (heh heh come by).
Probably will add to this later as I rediscover photos. Enjoy if anyone is so inclined.
[kicks your door in]
YOU ARE DOING YOUR BEST WITH THE CIRCUMSTANCES GIVEN TO YOU AND IF ANYONE TELLS YOU DIFFERENT THEY ARE WRONG YOU ARE DOING GREAT AND I LOVE YOU AND I’M VERY PROUD OF YOU AND I BROUGHT YOU YOUR FAVORITE FOOD [aggressively slams down food container on the table]