Um.. I know people are excited about the new TMNT movie, but showing Splinter was one more reason for me not to see it.
Why, oh why, is Splinter shown as a gross CHINESE stereotype when he’s Japanese? Or do the Japanese wear FU Man Chu mustaches and I’ve never heard of that? Even his attire looks Chinese, but the image is poor, from the back, and I could be wrong about that.
Kaisho - Reference sheet
This is my character, so it can’t be used by others without express permission. :) Not that anyone will really care.
It took me far, far too long. Wow.
Kaisho means Fly over the Sea.
Species: Chimeric Dragon
Age: 49 (Physically 18-20)
Height: 5’ 6”
This is the main character in a story (webcomic) I’m very slowly working on.
Technically based on a post apocalyptic Earth - humans very nearly wiped themselves out by pushing the environment so far that the very spirit of the planet chose self preservation over death. This was thousands of years ago. So long that the human race doesn’t remember what happened, only that something very bad occurred. Rather like our Flood Myths today.
What humans don’t know is that a great evil rose to power while the Earth was weak. Humans know it by many different names, and it’s power touches nearly every inhabited corner. Yet the Earth has finally grown strong enough to start fighting back. To that end she quietly brought back the dragons, her chosen children.
Kaisho’s egg was given to a human women who worshiped the Earth spirit, Gaia. None of them know what he is, only that he must be important. So taking him to a safe place in the mountains they have done their best to raise him. And since dragons age more slowly than humans, this has been a long process indeed. This is why he’s rather skinny. Physically around eighteen to twenty, Kai hasn’t reached his full growth, even though he’s nearly fifty years of age.
Kai has nearly finished his training as a shaman, his mentor a spirit that serves Gaia. He’s a thoughtful, kind hearted young man, not given to flights of fancy. Mostly due to his age, and having a gathering of very serious humans constantly teaching him to be responsible.
And of course the great evil hasn’t been idle during his growing up, and finally knows where Kai is.
I call him a Chimeric Dragon because he’s got characteristics of other animals. Chimera is known in general for a Greek myth, but it stands for any creature that’s made up of the parts of other creatures. He’s a humanoid body, the head of a lion, horns, and the ears of a deer.
Kai’s breath weapon is ice, due to his element being water. No matter his feline appearance, this aspect gives him several other traits. He can breathe under water, and is immune to both cold and intense pressure. He can also see very well in the dark. A necessary trait for the ocean depths.
While Kai also has some shamanic magics, they aren’t all that strong. Talking to animals, sensing the weather, purifying the land and water, even some healing.
Oh yes, and he can fly. Like the Oriental dragons of legend, without wings.
Been depressed over not being able to get commissions, and playing way too much in way of video games.. so I doodled a Raph without any real effort to doing anything properly in way of a break.
Used a reference shot from the cartoon, but can’t remember which ep. Added a Sai.
Done in Sai (The paint tool kind) in about four hours.
A wild secondary character appears!
"But I've done all this stuff like--" "Yes but TELLING ME PRIVATELY doesn't say anything about your flair for publicity."
tl;dr = cum bak wen ur didney
Kenguru is a tiny electric hatchback for wheelchair users
By Ellis Hamburger, theverge.com
Kenguru’s electric car has no seats, and you drive it by putting your hands on motorcycle-style handlebars. It’s built for wheelchair users, who can roll right through the rear hatch of the car into the driver’s area. The Austin-based…
THIS IS SO COOL.
fucking amazing wow
NO BUT DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW GREAT THIS IS? DO YOU REALLY? PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS CAN HAVE SMALL CARS NOW, THEY DON’T HAVE TO RELY ON EXPENSIVE LIFTS TO HELP GET THEM INTO CARS, THEY DON’T HAVE TO MODIFY THEIR CARS FOR THEIR NEEDS BECAUSE THE CAR IS ALREADY DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THEM. THIS IS ACTUALLY SO GREAT AND IT GIVES SO MANY PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE MORE INDEPENDENT AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY!
Have I reblogged this already? Don’t care.
AYYY INDEPENDENCE FOR MOBILITY DEVICE USERS YEAAAAAH!!!
This shit is my jam! I don’t use a wheelchair myself more than very very occasionally (knock on wood, I have had to in airports before) but this is great!
Please watch this video it’s so important.
im laughing so hard im gonna pass out
T HIS IS REALLY IMPOR TANT HOLY S HIT