German artist and freelance illustrator Oliver Wetter dramatically alters beautiful mid-19th century landscapes painted by artists from Hudson River School by digitally adding fearsome kaiju, giant robots and other pop culture elements such as Howl’s Moving Castle. It just takes one enormous monster to transform one of Albert Bierstadt’s idyllic landscapes into an awesomely terrifying scene. Our favorite piece is AT-AT Among The Sierra Nevada, a surprisingly tranquil scene featuring a wrecked AT-AT rusting and gathering moss while a herd of deer pause for a drink at its remaining feet.

Visit Oliver Wetter’s website to check out more of his artwork (warning: some of it’s slightly NSFW).

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First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

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Never forget

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Attorney’s representing a Baltimore man said their client was viciously beaten by a police officer for no apparent reason, and the incident was caught on video by the Baltimore City Police Department.

Attorneys for Kollin Truss, 32, said their client exchanged words with Baltimore police Officer Vincent Cosom moments before the officer is seen on video punching him over and over on June 15.

Attorneys Ivan Bates and Tony Garcia announced on Monday a seven-count lawsuit against Cosom.

"It was a very vicious attack that was uncalled and was unwarranted," Bates said.

Bates and Garcia claimed Truss is the victim of police brutality.

According to charging documents, Cosom said he saw an intoxicated Truss loitering in front of a liquor store at Greenmount and North avenues. The officer said he told Truss to move, the two exchanged words and Truss went into the liquor store.

When Truss came out, a female friend of his is seen on the video pushing him away from officers as more words are exchanged.

Eventually, Truss is backed into a nearby bus stop and, according to Truss’ attorneys, Cosom came out of nowhere and hit Truss several times.

According to the statement of probable cause, the officer said he saw Truss arguing and pushing his friend and that Truss got into a fighting stance with closed fists when the officer went to make an arrest. The statement indicates Truss kicked several officers as they tried to get him into a police car.

Truss was eventually arrested and charged with assaulting an officer.

"There’s a pattern here. First, these officers are stripping our clients of their dignity, their rights, then charging them with an assault that they themselves have perpetrated. It’s the same pattern, they stripped (him of his) rights and forced him to submit. This is not Baltimore justice, it’s Baltimore horror," Garcia said.

Truss’ attorneys said their client is the victim and that Cosom lied on his police report about fearing for his life when it was their client who was in danger. They also claim a police cover-up, saying charges were immediately dropped once the state’s attorney’s office saw the video.

"There was a video from the CitiWatch camera, meaning a Baltimore City police officer was manning the camera, watched the vicious assault on our client and then said absolutely nothing at all," Bates said.

Truss’ attorneys said they are hoping for a settlement in the case and a full police investigation.

"There are a number of good Baltimore police officers; however, the ones that are vicious and violent and are terrorizing the community — they need to go," Bates said.

Truss was not present when 11 News spoke to his attorneys. Police responded in a late-afternoon e-mail, saying, they are aware of the incident and the internal affairs division is conducting its own investigation.

Cosom has been a member of the department for more than six years and is assigned to the Neighborhood Patrol Bureau. He remains on the job as of Monday.

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Female BAMFs Throughout History


I’m always wanting to read more about these posts immediately and I have trouble finding the sources.

Reblogging for the names of these fabulous women right here <3

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Studio Ghibli | 1985 - 2014

After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet. Studio Ghibli is no longer producing animated films. So here’s to you, Ghibli, and everything you’ve given us.

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DBZ gals pt 3!!! This time is it’s the classic, Chi Chi <3

Catch me at Anime Expo table sharing table H09 for print works! The DBZ gals triptych is gonna debut there!

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Joshua Mays. Very beautiful.

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