Final Fantasy XIII is a fantasy RPG in which a band of brave humans struggle against fate in the utopian sky city of Cocoon and the primeval world of Pulse. Follow stylish heroine Lightning’s fast paced battles and high adventure in a mysterious new world.
My favorite BioShock 2 review
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.
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 Jews of China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives edited by Jonathan Goldstein
jesus fucking christ
someone was asked to animate this
Someone was PAID to animate this.
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
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.
"Aren’t I done yet?"
StarFox 64, Nintendo 64.
"Anna, you can’t marry someone you just met."
Video Game Challenge | Video Games [6/7] | Deus Ex: Human Revolution
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.