Pikachu used “Adderall”. It’s TOO EFFECTIVE OH GOD DON’T CALL MY DAD.
Capitol Couture: Peter Popps
Leaning heavily toward aesthetic value and away from everyday functionality, Peter Popps’ first line of self-branded, thematically-heavy futuristic footwear catches the eye and doesn’t let go. A shoe designer of extensive high-end and commercial experience, Popps has been creating for top brands in the Capitol for over two decades, consistently exhibiting out-of-the-box elements and bold composition. Now, branching out into his own label, Popps brings forth designs that evoke the varied contradictions of human nature.
His present collection consists of four designs (from top-left, clockwise): Bow, Cube (a favorite of Lady Gaga), Circle and Lace-up Circle. (Our own Velvet Veritas has developed an impressive dexterity for movement in the Circle!) Popps’ architectural background shines brazenly in his strikingly innovative creations; from Cube’s inspiration of “punk and bondage in contemporary contradictions of revolution and obedience” to Circle’s District 6 influences of “transportation by magnets”, Popps delivers glimpses of the future mixed with design elements of the past.
Women Bagobo of Mindanao, the easternmost island of the Philippines, have had to sharpen their teeth to acheive the ultimate form of beauty. This painful change requires the use of wood and stone to acheive along with numerous hours.
All of the starters drawn in their premier style/colors/shading.
The most distinct are obviously gen 1 and 2, since they had such a limited color pallette.
3 and 4 are pretty similar, though past 3 they stopped using a few shading techniques, but still kept a fair amount of complexity.
5 was interesting because they kept pretty much just 3 levels of color/shading on each sprite, and they’re all pretty vibrant. Kind of like—- cel-shading, I think. I bet it was because all of the sprites were animated for the first time.
And then 6………….. It is hard to emulate a 3D style that we all only saw about 3 seconds of each monster of. Hahaha. Oh well I tried!!!!!
now I want to do more Gen I - II style colorings
This video is a bit graphic, but it’s also pretty amazing.
Most of us “think that the brain is sort of the consistency of a rubber ball,” says neurobiologist Suzanne Stensaas of the University of Utah. That’s because the only experience we have is with fixed brains soaked in formaldehyde.
When alive and firing, the brain is actually really soft and compressible, like a sack of goo. “It’s much softer than most of the meat you see in a market,” Stensaas says.
In this video, the neurobiologist explores the anatomy of 1,400 gram brain just freshly removed from an autopsy. The video gave me a whole new understanding and appreciation for how remarkable — and vulnerable — this amazing organ is.
Wear your helmets!
Video from University of Utah Brain Institute/Youtube.com