The Most Beautiful Trees In The World
- Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon. Photo: Unknown
- Red maples trees path. Photo: Ildiko Neer
- Most beautiful wisteria tree in the world. Photo: Brian Young
- Yellow autumn in Central Park, New York. Photo: Christopher Schoenbohm
- Amazing Angel Oak Tree, Charlston, Photo by Mark Requidan.
- Cherry blossom tree path, Germany. Photo: Shoeven
- California in autumn. Photo: Mizzy Pacheco
- Jacaranda trees in bloom, South Africa. Photo: Falke
- Ponthus beech tree in Brocéliande forest, France. Photo: Christophe Kiciak
- Beautiful cherry blossom road. Photo: Unknown
If all this were a work of fiction… The guys who go to nationals would be the protagonists, and the rest of us would just be extras.
But, regardless… We got to play… volleyball.
I can’t explain how happy I am they had this scene. Losing is only ever discussed in sport’s animes when it is the main team that loses and it’s easy to forget that every time a match is played or a race ran, there will always be those who don’t get to continue moving forward and whose dreams have ended there.
If you were a real superhero what would you fight for?
I’m so proud of my heritage, but yes, I think there’s always a danger when people put you on a pedestal. Especially when you’re just trying to live your life and pursue your dreams. The intention is not to represent Asian Americans, but to be an Asian American who is working as an actress. People often confuse the two. When you are “representing,” you have the burden of some people projecting their hopes onto you. This can eventually lead to a certain amount of disappointment. I strive to not deny myself experiences that open up to me. I hope to live without looking back in regret. If people want to join me on the ride, then I’m happy to have them along.
ESTONIAN MYTHOLOGY: T A A R A (god of all living)
Taara (also known as Tooru) is the god of nature, also considered supreme god of the Estonian pantheon. He is celebrated in sacred oak forests around Tartu and famed for his birth on a beautiful wooded hill in Vironia. Taara’s flight from Vironia has been associated with a meteor disaster that formed Lake Kaali in Saaremaa. In the Medieval period, Thursday nights were called “evenings of Tooru.” Some sources say Estonians used to gather in holy woods on the evenings, where a bagpipe player sat on a stone and played while people danced and sang until the dawn. [x]
Shadows followed him around, he walked the woods without a single sound. Golden eagles at his door, cats and bats played on the floor. Silver sunlight in his eyes; he turned and melted in the sky.
mythology meme: [2/3] mythical rulers
↳ alf of denmark and alfhild of geatland
Alfhild was the daughter of the Geatish king Siward; Alf was a Danish prince who wanted her hand in marriage and managed to pass the initial test of strength. Alfhild, however, had no desire to marry him then and there, and fled from home, electing to become a shield-maiden instead. She assembled a fleet of many ships with female crews and raided along the coasts of the Baltic sea. Eventually, Alf caught up with her near the shores of Finland, and she decided to lay down her weapons and go with Alf.
Let me be clear, so there is no misunderstanding, any writer working in comics could have come up with the idea of Falcon taking over for Captain America. It is a no-brainer. What is troubling to me—and is something that I’ve talked about before—is that in his forty-plus year history, Falcon has no truly defining story. Even the best Falcon stories are either mediocre or forgettable, and now, after all this time, the character gets to do something memorable by taking over the job of a white guy. This is the real reason why Marvel’s Diversity & Representation 2014 initiative is such a joke. It is all superficial (not to mention temporary), and it only perpetuates the notion that in order for people of color and women to achieve greatness, they must literally fill the shoes of a white man. Gimme a break.