Xah Arts Blog
note the initial head sway? that's parallax technique to judge distance. Cats do the same by moving head up/down before leap. https://twitter.com/Koksalakn/status/1067217923448741889
what the... oh my. China. And, it seems architectural design really have gone up in past 20 years. We see all kinda shapes. This one, perhaps bearing the classic chinese gate shape.
buy Harry Potter socks to show your Hogwarts lineage
now you can buy Harry Potter socks to show your Hogwarts lineage. you wanna fight for muggle's rights, but you no wanna be mistaken as muggle amazon #xahpop
girl from anime
lol, this. this girl is from anime. video https://twitter.com/satherax/status/1064651248018821120
Betty and Veronica. A old school popular comics for girls i grew up in my teens in 1980s in Canada. i always got confused which is which. Always thought that the blonde is Veronica. The blonde is actually Betty.
amazing city wide skyscrapers light show
amazing city wide skyscrapers light show, in shenzhen china. https://twitter.com/llepen/status/1056562953720233985
is this done by projector at bottom or installing LED all over buildings?
horror movie, Look Away
horror movie, Look Away, 2018 Buy at amazon
Chinese summary 【喵嗷污】女孩总被同学欺负，镜中的另一个自己看不下去了，跑出来帮她复仇《镜中人》几分钟看奇幻片 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7PqmbDdExk
there's another one, known as Taipei 101, in Taiwan
love this kinda drawings. of all forms of visual art works, the type i like the most is illustration. a sub style of which is japanese comics, aka anime. https://twitter.com/LivvyKemp/status/1049262295619182592
handmaid's tale costume it's pretty much just a robe, but very expensive. and women buy it. capitalism at work.
Reading Notes on Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics (old. repost)
what's this? oh, it's “tyra banks yells at a girl on america's next top model.”. some sorta drama show on TV. But note, the fantastic facial expressions. Understand, understanding facial expression to the degree to animate it from scratch, came from 3d animations of movie houses.https://twitter.com/tribranchvo/status/1043135965274013697
Battlefield 5. video game that simulates WW2, but they put in women with cybernetic parts. and blame complaints as sexism. lol. and censor words like whitemen and Nz in game. lol. This is a world war 2 simulation game. After low pre-order, they said will think about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvzXhZGR5Os
lol. this is Battlefield V, trailer. World War II. There, you got a girl, with cybernetic arm, and helping save male soldier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb1MR85XFOc
apparently, this is big. goto YouTube, searh for Battlefield V trailer reaction or meme. you got a whole bunch.
the sad story of Bob Ross, the happy painter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26XoeKq3Ics #xahpop
i dunno what is this. but it's got girls, n things people moving in my eyes that makes me weak n wanting.
Dune, miniseries, year 2000. I enjoyed this so much back then.
while i was reading Dune on Wikipedia, am reminded how epic it is. Year 10k. Haven't read such old school thoughts for a decade, they don't exist today, of millennials drivel. and am reminded, how petty and transient is to be of concern today's politics.
Chinese fantasy novels (wuxia, xianxia, xuanhuan)
very interesting. (if you are nerdy about fantasy fiction)
kungfu. Bajiquan 八極拳
Bajiquan (Chinese: 八極拳; pinyin: Bājíquán) is a Chinese martial art that features explosive, short-range power and is famous for its elbow and shoulder strikes. It originated in the Hebei Province in Northern China,[self-published source] but spread to Taiwan and other places. Its full name is kai men baji quan (開門八極拳), which means “open-gate eight-extremities fist”.
2018-09-07 Wikipedia Bajiquan
2018-09-07 Wikipedia 八极拳
好视频。中国武术的前途指标 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqJi4jyy-hY good video. The direction of chinese kungfu. (chinese only)
basically, chinese kungfu has been rotten for a hundred years. it lost practicality. but there's future. focus on real combat. e.g. MMA.
Olivia Kemp, artist
photo art, hapa supremacy
Now this is art. From @PetiteNicoco and @ShaineScalph
Chinese sword, and mixed martial arts with melee weapons?
Chinese sword, has fell out of progress. I think only the Japanese kantana, is still in some practice, and also Western ones in fencing. rapier, saber, foil. i think the making of kantana still progress under today's science. Chinese swords are mostly just in movies and myth.
of one on one fighting techniques, currently mixed martial arts or similar is keeping it up, state of the art. The Chinese kungfu, is now mostly showbiz. It's not to say kungfu wasn't good. But for reasons, it has ceased to be real fighting technique.
today, we still do not have any way that allow us to advance the art of melee weapon 1-on-1 fighting. there is kendo, which is japanese sword sport, and fencing for western. But they are not realistic, and doesn't allow other weapon e.g. axe, lance, or other fancy weapon.
for hand-to-hand combat, mixed martial arts pretty much have told us what is most effective. but for with melee weapons, i don't think we know much. Note, if we do not allow armor, then lean and agile types are likely to always win.
it's hard to come up a way for 1-on-1 melee weapon combat to progress. hard to make it a sport, because even non-shapened sword still do too much damage, or, heavy armor/protection gear would severely limit reality. also, it'd also filter out heavy axe or iron ball.
it'd nice to have StarTrek holodeck. but that's too much scifi.
my list of fav movies Best SciFi Movies ^_^ #xahpop but no, they are not pop. pop tastes bad in my mouth. its for nerds, weirdos, misfits, and philosophers
big tits noodle house 乳野郎ラーメン
this, seems to be a popular noodle house. Apparently, there's lots tweets about it too. It is i think analogous to Hooters https://twitter.com/Hooters
note, that first big character on the board is 乳, meaning, tits
the feet, and the ass. Hades and Persephone, The Rape of Proserpina
the martian 2015 scifi movie
finally saw Arrival, at a friend's house
scify action thriller movie Lucy (2014)
ho, there's a scifi movie, Lucy, 2014, seems spectacular. Buy movie Lucy, 2014
a gangster sew a high tech drug in her tummy to smuggle. But the bag broke. She became superpower. telekinesis, telepathy, and knows the universe.
here's a dramatic visual effect scene of Lucy, where she started to disintegrate
Lucy gains advanced knowledge: applied math, quantum physics. But, no pure math? what's the use then? lol.
and from that clip, we infer, that Applied Mathematics is a bigger word to laymen. They wouldn't know wtf is Pure Mathematics.
ok, Lucy, the movie's theme, is similar to The Lawnmower Man , 1992. The Lawnmower Man
[Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting By Tony Zhou. At https://medium.com/@tonyszhou/postmortem-1b338537fabc ]
to read. seems a good article, by a YouTube star, seems a a video/film expert.
Las Vegas Travelog: MGM Grand. more art deco.
I always admired free style skate boarders and especially freestyle BMX. I thought, California is full of it. But since living in Cali in 1989, i've actually never seen it on the street. No ramp, no skilled ones. Actually saw a small ramp once in a park.
Double-Bun Hair Girls (new photos)
great article. Roughly a history of “anime”, but more about tech detail of what “anime” is actually limited animation, how they are created, and perception, etc.
[ANIME'S GREAT DECEPTION – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIME and CARTOONS By Rich • Art By Aya Francisco. At http://www.tofugu.com/japan/anime-vs-cartoons/]
There's a graffiti artist, called banksy. A first class idiot. It is, the prototype of opposite of intellectual. Many celebrity artists are of that ilk. They, like, grab some political hot button, put on wall, artless. Lauded as “make you think”.
flying disc. quite interesting as nerd toy. but boring as a sport. Unless, Discs of TRON comes to life. flying disc
the darkness, and zombie nation
not sure why this thing exist.
The oligodynamic effect is a biocidal effect of metals, especially heavy metals, even in low concentrations. The effect was discovered in 1893 by Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, although he did not identify the cause. Brass doorknobs and silverware both exhibit this effect.
[2017-07-03 Wikipedia Oligodynamic effect]
Marada the She-wolf (more images)