Stareon's Secret Garden
mistman1:

My favorite BioShock 2 review

mistman1:

My favorite BioShock 2 review

ruinleon:

aluox:

WIP of something fun I did in break between commissions :)

nice

ruinleon:

aluox:

WIP of something fun I did in break between commissions :)

nice

medievalpoc:

peashooter85:

The Jews of Ancient China —- The Kaifeng Jews

The destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Romans in 70 AD would create a wave of Jewish diaspora as Jewish rebels were sold into slavery or exiled to locations all over the Roman Empire.  However the spread of Jewish peoples would expand beyond the borders of the Roman world, as Jewish genes can be found all over Europe, Africa, and Asia.  One far flung Jewish community can be found in China, one of the most extreme examples of Jewish immigration in the ancient world.

After the Jewish revolt against Rome many thousands of Jews headed east to enjoy the wealth and riches of the Silk Road to Asia.  Jewish merchant communities sprang up all over Persia, Afghanistan, and Northern India.  One Jewish group traveled as far as Henan Province (Eastern China) and settled in the cosmopolitan city of Kaifeng between 600 – 900 AD.  By the year 1100 the Jews of Kaifeng had established a large and healthy community with a synagogue, communal kitchen, kosher slaughterhouse, ritual bath, and Sukkah (special building used to celebrate the festival of Sukkot).  During the Ming Dynasty the Kaifeng Jews took Chinese surnames which corresponded with the meanings of their original Jewish names.  One Kaifeng Jew, Zhao Yingcheng (Moshe Ben Abram) made his mark in Chinese history by being named the Director of the Ministry of Justice by the Emperor in the mid 1600’s. The religious traditions of the Kaifeng Jews remained the same through most of their history, corresponding exactly to the religious practices of Jews in the west.  However, in the 1860’s the community would be uprooted due to the chaos caused by the Taiping Rebellion.  The synagogue was destroyed and much of the ancient practices of the Kaifeng Jews were lost or forgotten.  The war caused a mini-diaspora of Chinese Jews as they sought refuge all over China.  After the war many Jews returned to Kaifeng to rebuild their community.  Today the Kaifeng Jews still maintain a small community with a rebuilt synagogue.  Today 1,000 Jews still maintain a prosperous community in Kaifeng.

Further Reading:

The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion By Xin Xu

The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of China By Fook-Kong Wong, Dalia Yasharpour

Legends of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng By Xin Xu

The Kaifeng Stone Inscriptions: The Legacy of the Jewish Community in China By Tiberiu Weisz

The Jews of China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives edited by Jonathan Goldstein

notnights:

baaras:

ceasepool:

pixievenus-ishere:

Everyone’s favorite Sonic commercial.

jesus fucking christ

someone was asked to animate this

Someone was PAID to animate this.

Koji Kondo; Shinobu Tanaka - Hotel Delfino
545 plays

hocotate-civ:

"Hotel Delfino" from Super Mario Sunshine

 - Voice Acted SFX
47,323 plays

geno2925:

bangmybangwithabang:

gamefreakdude:

ive seen a couple audio posts with weird super mario sunshine sfx; out of curiosity i took the sound banks out of sms and uh

it’s terrifying

i cut out all the sfx that aren’t like voices for npcs or creatures or whatever and left them in order as found in the soundbanks

we start with mario

then npcs, where it turns out most of their sfx are pitched down in-game, so unedited from the sound bank they’re really high pitched

then it just keeps getting worse. i have no idea where some of these are actually used-in game if at all

the entirety of the middle part is simply incredible

No doubt about it, Super Mario Sunshine has the best voice clips out of every Mario game ever.

The Mario sound effects are the best. There are even some I didn’t know were in the game.

"Open salami!"

"Oh, man"

"Another door?!"

"Hello, door."

"Aren’t I done yet?"

Gunvolt gonna get the good ending.
He’s gonna go all the way.

Gunvolt gonna get the good ending.

He’s gonna go all the way.

vgjunk:

StarFox 64, Nintendo 64.

vgjunk:

StarFox 64, Nintendo 64.

mjolnirismypenis:

"Anna, you can’t marry someone you just met."
Elsa: jdevoll Anna: Nina Joffrey: mjolnirismypenis Photo by: danikhaleesi

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mjolnirismypenis:

"Anna, you can’t marry someone you just met."

Elsa: jdevoll
Anna: Nina
Joffrey: mjolnirismypenis
Photo by: danikhaleesi

D:

Video Game Challenge | Video Games [6/7] | Deus Ex: Human Revolution
yu-ousama:

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

oldmancaleb:

Peach’s panties were deemed to risque for a young audience in the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. Instead, children playing the game will be welcomed to T H E V O I D

this is an outrage

Now I expect an attack where I can suck people into this black hole of doom.

p̸̮̳͉͙̥̦̤ͭ̿̾̔͒͘Ê̴̤̪ͥa̍̍ͥ̍̒͋҉̱̗̭̪̜͖͚̼́C̢͙͚̩̟͖̳͇̯̏̈́ͅh͙ͪͮͯY̢̧͔̮̩̹͕̏̔̽̈͟

yu-ousama:

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

oldmancaleb:

Peach’s panties were deemed to risque for a young audience in the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. Instead, children playing the game will be welcomed to T H E V O I D

this is an outrage

Now I expect an attack where I can suck people into this black hole of doom.

p̸̮̳͉͙̥̦̤ͭ̿̾̔͒͘Ê̴̤̪ͥa̍̍ͥ̍̒͋҉̱̗̭̪̜͖͚̼́C̢͙͚̩̟͖̳͇̯̏̈́ͅh͙ͪͮͯY̢̧͔̮̩̹͕̏̔̽̈͟


by まぶ

by まぶ

tessaviolet:

bekah-bo0m:

broccoleafveins:

Ye olde Windows screen savers.

I FEEL OLD

childhood video games