Custom Yoshi & Bowser Gamecube Controllers
A bunch of non-related topics with a high frequency of gaming, medieval history, origami, Harry Potter, and gardening.
The stunning Nasir al-mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior: stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a dazzling wonderland of rich hues, patterns, and light that play on the floor of the mosque.
Following on the theme of before and afters, some of you may remember my Massonia pustulata flowering way back in December. Now they’ve become fruit. :) Hopefully there will be a good crop of seeds to share around too. Also it’s cool to note how much the leaves have grown.
Massonia pustulata. Flowering on the 5th of December and fruit as of the 10th of April! :)
Found in Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs by Meenakshi Mukerji
This one is deeeefinitely glued. Also I hate those colors. Haaaaate. I didn’t hate them so much until I had to work with them for 30 pieces and now I’m just like “No, no. Ugly. Stop it.”
I’m totally pawning this one off on a coworker.
I tried doing this too and remember that it was a complete nightmare.
In classical Athenian law, inanimate objects could stand trial for a crime they may have committed. If the object was found ‘guilty’, then it would be cast beyond the Attic borders, as a way of purifying the land again.
Pausanias tells us of a bronze statue of Theagenes which was flogged every night by a man who had hated him during his lifetime. But one night, the statue fell and killed him. His sons prosecuted the Theagenes statue for murder, and as a result, was drowned in the sea. It was only retrieved some years later when the oracle at Delphi instructed it.