My stomach actually bottomed out when I read that. Who pays 400 bucks for an ultra rare MOC pony and OPENS IT??? And then resell it?? I’m trying to think of any reason why. There is none. I’m really sorry about your pony. That’s the scariest part of selling - you relinquish any control over that pony. The buyer can do whatever they want to it. But whyyyyyyyy???? ugh
Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani
Hassani, a product designer from Afganistan, build (by hand) a wind-powered device that trips land mines as it rolls across the ground. It is made using bamboo and biodegradable products.
Many of these mines are active and near populated areas in countries like Afganistan and are hard to remove. The UN says that one mine clearance specialist is killed, and two injured, for every 5,000 mines cleared.
Hassani’s cheap and easy to make method has been achieving great results.
In a world of overcomplicated solutions, we need more people who think “Wait, why don’t we just roll a giant freaking ball over it?”
this guy made a katamari for landmines
Found this little guy outside of a Mexican restaurant last night. His name is Queso
THAT THING LOOKS LIKE A DEMON, WHY WOULD YOU NAME HIM AFTER CHEESE?
IT IS OBVIOUSLY A BLACK FLOOF AND HAS/WILL NEVER HURT A SOUL. DID YOU EVEN LOOK AT IT?!???!
|Romeo:||I was thinking about this chick earlier who I said I was in love with but now I love that girl over there that is very likely to either belong to my family's enemy or be close with my family's enemy as it is their party I am crashing|
|Juliet:||I do not like being so young and forced into a relationship with an older man, but oh there's a cute guy more my age over there. And since he's here he must have been invited and is there for a reasonable love match for myself|
|Romeo:||We should kiss right now at this party|
|Juliet:||No that is a super dumb idea|
|Romeo:||*kisses her anyway*|
|Juliet:||That was dumb of you|
|Romeo:||We should get married right now|
|Juliet:||We don't know each other. Shouldn't we wait until at least a little time has passed?|
|Juliet:||We're married now, so we have to try and make things better between our families.|
|Romeo:||It seems I have killed your cousin and am now exiled.|
|Juliet:||Ok so since Romeo fucked up I'm gonna fix this shit by taking a harmless sleeping liquid. He'll come and get me and we can go away together.|
|Romeo:||*immediately kills himself*|
|Juliet:||For fucks sake.|
THINGS WE WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN!
This hurt my heart
THE GAS PRICES
Right in the childhood
I said this once and I’ll say it again: The Sprite remixes were EVERYTHING
Sprite Remix needs to comeback for REAL, for real…
THE TRIX I WAS SO VERY PISSED WHEN THE FUCKING CHANGED IT AND I STILL AM
fuck you. i had moved on
the blockbuster one killed me the most
What are those things
I remember all of these. Damn I’m old.
I remember getting those Internet CDs through the post. They were used for all sorts of craft projects but never for getting online.
Actually that Oreo cereal is available in South Korea. Now who’s willing to go there?
Oh, I totes remember the french toast crunch. That was my all time favorite. And the Orio os…. damn.
THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII
No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3
NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.
so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase