Auguste Ottin (Detail) Polyphemus Surprising Acis and Galatea,1866,the Fontaine Médicis.
I got an anon asking what app I use to edit my Instagram pics and I use a few for different things. I use mainly vscocam and aviary though, but I try not to edit photos at all.
Also, it’s probably best not to ask on anon because 1) I’m paranoid that it’s a virus or some shit, 2) I’m rarely on tumblr anymore, 3) you will probably never know i answered your question if you asked on anon, 4) if it pertains to Instagram, it’s probably best to just ask on a picture c: sorry for being so absent lately but this whole virus thing has kept me off the internet for a while and I’m too lazy to change my passwords so im gonna be irrational and just avoid computers all together
pandamaru ah yes. My favorite furniture set
The lovely Hoya Vine I have growing in my back yard <3 there’s always at least one cluster of buds at some different stage in the blooming process
Tomoe Gozen 巴御前- onna bugeisha
Tomoe Gozen was a female samurai during the Genpei War of 1180–1185 CE. Though female warriors were not uncommon in Japan at the time, Tomoe is one of very few female samurai, highly trained and skilled in horseback riding, archery, sword fighting and she was also greatly skilled in the use of the naginata, which is a long staff with a curved blade at one end. Tomoe Gozen beheaded many enemies with naginata, because she didn’t believe in staying behind in battles, she was always at the fore front of any battle line.
She was a senior captain under general Minamoto no Yoshinaka, and either his attendant or consort as well, depending on the source. Her surname is not known, as Gozen is simply a title, somewhat like “Lady.”
The earliest written source regarding Tomoe Gozen is from the 14th century Japanese classic, The Tale of the Heike, which in turn is derived from oral tradition. This source describes her as almost supernaturally strong, very beautiful, and surpassing her male colleagues in skill and bravery.
The Heike Monogatari goes on to say that Tomoe was one of the last five of Yoshinaka’s warriors standing at the tail end of the Battle of Awazu, and that Yoshinaka, knowing that death was near, urged her to flee. Though reluctant, she rushed a Minamoto warrior named Onda no Hachirô Moroshige, cut his head off, and then fled for the eastern provinces.
Some have written that Tomoe in fact died in battle with her husband, while others assert that she survived and became a nun.
Hi yeah I’m doing a lot better now and attempting recovery at the moment. I’m on Instagram a lot more these days and you can find it @insatiabie (: I update there all the time. Feel free to talk to me off anon too though cause id totally like to meet ya 😊