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akial:

kodachichan:

Then I guess I misunderstood something. But Cao Cao was discussing the different rivals he had in the realm with Cao Pi, and they talked about Sun Quan instead of Sun Ce so I assumed Sun Ce was already off the list. But if that’s not the case, all the better.

Ah, yeah, that might do it. I think Sun Ce’s death scene was originally intended to be placed earlier in the story, but got shifted later for whatever reason, so Cao Cao’s conversation just wasn’t updated appropriately. There’s some consistency issues like this occasionally.

I see! I thought they were trying to be extra subtle by only hinting at his death. But if Sun Ce will end up actually getting noteworthy screentime, all the better. Thanks for clearing that up.

Here are the responsible quotes:

http://kodachichan.tumblr.com/post/92474100731/i-just-finished-watching-episode-30-of-three

akial:

kodachichan:

I just finished watching Episode 30 of Three Kingdoms 2010 and apparently Sun Quan is in charge of Wu now. Did they really not even show Sun Ce’s death scene? They didn’t show Guo Jia’s either but that I can somewhat understand since they decided to skip the whole story with the remnants of Yuan…

Whoa, wait, I’m pretty sure Sun Ce didn’t die in episode 30?? He does get a lot of time dedicated to his death, and it happens later…

Then I guess I misunderstood something. But Cao Cao was discussing the different rivals he had in the realm with Cao Pi, and they talked about Sun Quan instead of Sun Ce so I assumed Sun Ce was already off the list. But if that’s not the case, all the better.

I just finished watching Episode 30 of Three Kingdoms 2010 and apparently Sun Quan is in charge of Wu now. Did they really not even show Sun Ce’s death scene? They didn’t show Guo Jia’s either but that I can somewhat understand since they decided to skip the whole story with the remnants of Yuan Shao and such. Although they still could have cut the whole three brother reunion thing short and given Cao Cao some character development instead of having Zhang Fei mutilate trees and Guan Yu engaging in a whole episode of unrealistic combat. But Sun Ce’s death is actually plot-relevant, or it would be if they had shown any of his accomplishments at all. Instead, he gets a minute of screentime every few episodes, and Zhou Yu doesn’t show up at all. And now he is dead and apparently Sun Quan took over, but the Wu faction still didn’t get any screentime. You’d think they’d at least include a bit of them, considering they will (hopefully) be somewhat important in the future. It’s such a shame that the characters I find interesting get so little screentime.

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amielleon:

I love the internet. I love humor as protest. This is delightful.

destron23:

While sharpening my texture extracting skills… I stumbled over the scenes in Seginus’ memories. Now… the thing that always bugged me about this scene was that it was in sepia and because of that… we couldn’t tell if the the godcraft outside of Seginus were the same colour or not. Well, while extracting the textures… I came across 3 distinct seperate colour textures using Guillo’s patterns. There was the classic Guillo colours of pinkish-red and teal and the dark, green and purple colours of Seginus. Now… there was a thrid set of colours… There were only the 3 sets of colours so I have to assume that Dubhe and Syrma shared the same colours (which makes sense since in “repaint” situations, usually the more “important” characters have different colours. The overall scheme of Dubhe and Syrma is sort of a yellowish-taupe, geen and red! I thought this was particularly awesome because now people can do colour accurate fanart of the godcraft! :D

I beleive I found all of the relevant textures associated with the two godcraft… but it’s possible that I’m missing some. I then tried to overlay the textures as best as I could to tell which texture went where. I feel the textures in terms of placement are fairly accurate. The only thing I’m uncertain of is the feathers under the fabric on the legs. For the two godcraft, it seems that the feathers are red… but if it’s so, it would break the general colour scheme of the hood feather colours usually matching the feathers on the leg. Eitherway… I would say the way I placed the textures are at least 98% accurate.

I tried going into the sepia scenes and trying to tell who is who. In the first one I tried distinguishing Guillo by the fact that it looks a tad darker than the other two. It would make sense for Guillo to be placed there because it places emphasis on Guillo’s importance. Of course, Syrma and Dubhe are interchangeable. In the seconf pic… the lighting makes them look quite similar so the best way I could distinguish them is with the leg fabric. You can tell it’s darker on Guillo and you can tell it’s lighter on the other one in the front. By process of elimination the one on the left and in the back must also share the same colour scheme.

Anyways I hope this is a very relevant and interesting post for Baten Kaitos fans! I know I’m VERY happy at having discovering this. Hope I could convince everyone on the placement of the colour scheme and who is who in that sepia scene. Hope this will prove worthy as a reference for future fanart of the godcraft! I sure know that I’ll be using this at some point. :D

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princewenyuan:

This is what a first-class degree in political science can get you today: a nice job as a shoes salesman in the middle of a crowded market (not a mall, not an air-conditioned mall, a market!), paid by the hour, zero perks, zero welfare, zero job security. 

Look at the beautiful future a liberal arts degree can secure for you if you didn’t have connections. 

Liu Bei smiled to himself and tried to dispel all these negative thoughts in his head. It’s okay. He still has a job. He still can buy food. And soon he and his brothers would be able to afford rent and move out of Gongsun Zan’s van. 

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amielleon:

"Human beings don’t have a right to water."

guavasita:

sorry-dong-dong:

stfueverything:

Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.

Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”

Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.

Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!

At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.

Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.

In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.

Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits! 

Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights

holy fuck

this is a huge deal in latin america especially and i need some more people to be aware of this and care