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nannaia:

Fashion of Black Teeth in Old Japan

A Yedo chemist’s recipe for black teeth dye from Tales of Old Japan by A.B. Mitford (1871):

"Take three pints of water, and, having warmed it, add half a teacupful of wine. Put into this mixture a quantity of red-hot iron; allow it to stand for five or six days, when there will be a scum on the top of the mixture, which should then be poured into a small teacup and placed near a fire. When it is warm, powdered gallnuts and iron filings should be added to it, and the whole should be warmed again. The liquid is then painted on to the teeth by means of a soft feather brush, with more powdered gallnuts and iron, and, after several applications, the desired colour will be obtained." (Mitford 203)

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anna-earley:

Sketching after work. Two of the like… 20 deities I’ve created for Sky Herder over time (I really like world building if you couldn’t tell).  These characters aren’t actually ones that appear in the story or anything, they’re just part of the world folklore and they show up in the background in wall murals/sculpture and on props and such. I just thought it would be fun to sketch a couple of them not in the blocky, “ethnic” style contained in the actual project.

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maariamph:

I saw a hot lady at a grocery store, kinda trying to remember what she looked like
Black people are a small minority in Finland and every time you see one chances are they’re really well dressed

maariamph:

I saw a hot lady at a grocery store, kinda trying to remember what she looked like

Black people are a small minority in Finland and every time you see one chances are they’re really well dressed

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mercenary-tributary:


The titular BURNING SKELETON PRINCESS is next in line to become the incendiary monarch of the peaceful Bone Wastelands when her kingdom is suddenly attacked and overrun by horrifying beings of flesh. To repel the invaders, she must gather esoteric artifacts of power and seek out allies in other kingdoms—such as the young Lady High Necromancer of the Reanimation Nation. Will BURNING SKELETON PRINCESS succeed on their quest? Tune in next week!

i was sitting in chemistry lecture but instead of learning the chem i made up an entire fuckin children’s tv show. don’t be me

mercenary-tributary:

The titular BURNING SKELETON PRINCESS is next in line to become the incendiary monarch of the peaceful Bone Wastelands when her kingdom is suddenly attacked and overrun by horrifying beings of flesh. To repel the invaders, she must gather esoteric artifacts of power and seek out allies in other kingdoms—such as the young Lady High Necromancer of the Reanimation Nation. Will BURNING SKELETON PRINCESS succeed on their quest? Tune in next week!

i was sitting in chemistry lecture but instead of learning the chem i made up an entire fuckin children’s tv show. don’t be me