funkyfine
tobyziegler:


The West Wing, 6x17 A Good Day

Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out what my favorite post-Sorkin episode of The West Wing is. It often changes. Sometimes it’s King Corn, sometimes it’s Drought Conditions, sometimes it’s The Supremes, sometimes it’s Memorial Day, sometimes it’s The Cold. Often, though, it’s this. This little oft-overlooked gem. I think the reason for that is largely due to Toby. Toby is ACTUALLY Toby in this episode! He’s fighting for good, he’s showing what a truly idealistic person he is, how he’s not actually the cynical persona he sometimes hides behind. That’s the thing about Toby. A lot of people say he IS cynical, that he’s a curmudgeon, that he’s gruff, and I think some of those people were in the writers room during the last 3 seasons. Thing is? I have never read Toby like that. Toby is caring, and idealistic, and he cares about the world, about humanity. He knows and accepts some of the hard truths, but he’ll do all he can to fix things, to make them better for the generations to come. I love seeing Toby interact with kids, and hearing CJ say he’s good with kids, even if she’s joking, because it’s TRUE. He is damn good with kids, because he truly cares about what they have to say. He cares about what everyone has to say. Toby believes that no one should be left voiceless, and that is why he is forever my favorite. He fights for that, and will never give up, at any cost.

tobyziegler:

The West Wing, 6x17 A Good Day

Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out what my favorite post-Sorkin episode of The West Wing is. It often changes. Sometimes it’s King Corn, sometimes it’s Drought Conditions, sometimes it’s The Supremes, sometimes it’s Memorial Day, sometimes it’s The Cold. Often, though, it’s this. This little oft-overlooked gem. I think the reason for that is largely due to Toby. Toby is ACTUALLY Toby in this episode! He’s fighting for good, he’s showing what a truly idealistic person he is, how he’s not actually the cynical persona he sometimes hides behind. That’s the thing about Toby. A lot of people say he IS cynical, that he’s a curmudgeon, that he’s gruff, and I think some of those people were in the writers room during the last 3 seasons. Thing is? I have never read Toby like that. Toby is caring, and idealistic, and he cares about the world, about humanity. He knows and accepts some of the hard truths, but he’ll do all he can to fix things, to make them better for the generations to come. I love seeing Toby interact with kids, and hearing CJ say he’s good with kids, even if she’s joking, because it’s TRUE. He is damn good with kids, because he truly cares about what they have to say. He cares about what everyone has to say. Toby believes that no one should be left voiceless, and that is why he is forever my favorite. He fights for that, and will never give up, at any cost.

subtltea
antoinetripletts:

something flickered in black’s shadowed eyes
i know what that something is
the realization of just what kind of friends harry’s got
and sirius black remembering he used to have friends like that once too
sirius being instantly more gentle to his godson’s best friend
let me just lie down for a while i’m fine

antoinetripletts:

something flickered in black’s shadowed eyes

i know what that something is

the realization of just what kind of friends harry’s got

and sirius black remembering he used to have friends like that once too

sirius being instantly more gentle to his godson’s best friend

let me just lie down for a while i’m fine

crowtalk

busket:

shainagrace:

dragoniza:

the chief has come home (x)

OH MY FUCKING… you can see one by one hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, and even the reflection of the shadow Hiccup’s watching in both eyes!!

this is actually really nice animation

the texture on her nail and the dirt underneath it

the slight dilation of hiccup’s pupils when he opens his eyes

the muscles in his forehead tensing up in the second gif and relaxing in the third

dreamworks has some fucking awesome attention to detail

perseidbadger
zanythoughts:

fujitsubohime:

Set of woman’s ‘toilet’ implements for sexual gratification, consisting of six dildoes & penis supports (harikata, kujiri, kabuto, yoroigata, himenakigata), two rings (rin-no-wa, namako-no-wa) and metal ball (rin-no-tama). Made of horn, metal. In wooden storage box (lid missing).early 20th C
Phalluses were often made in stone and wood, and presented as offerings to shrines as part of phallic cults to pray for good harvests and fertility in the family. A clear distinction should, of course be made between phalluses used in these religious cults and dildos used in everyday life. The examples in this set were definitely made with actual, practical use in mind. They are called, literally, ‘laughter devices’ (warai do-gu), demonstrating the close interrelationship between sex and laughter.
These are real examples of the kinds of sex toys we see depicted in shunga. There are dildos made of buffalo horn (known as ushizo- ), tortoiseshell (kamezo-) and also wood (mokuzo- ). The hollow dildo (pictured centre) could have cotton wadding soaked in hot water placed inside it, the hot water making the dildo soft and warm. Another kind of toy is called ‘Do-kyo- ’s armour and helmet’ (Do-kyo- no yoroi-kabuto), named after the monk Do-kyo- , who was said to have been the lover of Empress Ko-ken. This was worn on the penis to give it a ribbed texture. The ‘armour’ was worn on the shaft of the penis and the ‘helmet’ over the glans.
In this set there are two types: in one, the armour and helmet are separate (left); in the other, they form a single piece (right). There are also two examples of rings with knobbles on them worn around the penis: these are known, literally, as ‘secret rings to make women cry’ (himenaki-wa). It is apparent from these real examples of sex toys that they were made by craftsmen of great skill. Such sets were still made into the early twentieth century.

Super duper interesting!

zanythoughts:

fujitsubohime:

Set of woman’s ‘toilet’ implements for sexual gratification, consisting of six dildoes & penis supports (harikata, kujiri, kabuto, yoroigata, himenakigata), two rings (rin-no-wa, namako-no-wa) and metal ball (rin-no-tama). Made of horn, metal. In wooden storage box (lid missing).
early 20th C

Phalluses were often made in stone and wood, and presented as offerings to shrines as part of phallic cults to pray for good harvests and fertility in the family. A clear distinction should, of course be made between phalluses used in these religious cults and dildos used in everyday life. The examples in this set were definitely made with actual, practical use in mind. They are called, literally, ‘laughter devices’ (warai do-gu), demonstrating the close interrelationship between sex and laughter.

These are real examples of the kinds of sex toys we see depicted in shunga. There are dildos made of buffalo horn (known as ushizo- ), tortoiseshell (kamezo-) and also wood (mokuzo- ). The hollow dildo (pictured centre) could have cotton wadding soaked in hot water placed inside it, the hot water making the dildo soft and warm. Another kind of toy is called ‘Do-kyo- ’s armour and helmet’ (Do-kyo- no yoroi-kabuto), named after the monk Do-kyo- , who was said to have been the lover of Empress Ko-ken. This was worn on the penis to give it a ribbed texture. The ‘armour’ was worn on the shaft of the penis and the ‘helmet’ over the glans.

In this set there are two types: in one, the armour and helmet are separate (left); in the other, they form a single piece (right). There are also two examples of rings with knobbles on them worn around the penis: these are known, literally, as ‘secret rings to make women cry’ (himenaki-wa). It is apparent from these real examples of sex toys that they were made by craftsmen of great skill. Such sets were still made into the early twentieth century.

Super duper interesting!