"Also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant.
Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated with beech trees.
The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makes propagation difficult.
The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”
Zulfiqar Tegha Sword
- Culture: Indian
The blade of the sword is of heavy thick steel, deeply curved while the edges to the front and back features large serrated teeth. The even width of the upper blade expands greatly towards the tip, this has the additional feature of having an intentional split or separation from the point towards the hilt for approximately 10 inches.
This is known as ‘zulfiqar’ or ‘Dhu al-Fiqar’ and refers to the sword of Ali which was split in battle, as such it is a symbol mainly used by the Shia Moslems and can be found on weapons, or emblems on flags or decoration throughout the Islamic world.
The hilt is of khanda sword form, with a large rounded handguard, and side guard to protect the fingers. The pommel comes with a large dished feature, long pommel spike of steel with some chiselled and pierced work at its base. The langet fixing the hilt to the blade has a lobed shape, while the grip area has some fabric covering.
Source: Copyright 2014 © Ashoka Arts
Twitch Plays Pokemon finally did it. We proved that no matter how bad you are at doors, stairs or ledges, you can accomplish anything as long as you keep trying.
Reverse graffiti, also known as clean tagging, dust tagging, grime writing, green graffiti or clean advertising, is a method of creating temporary or semi permanent images on walls or other surfaces by removing dirt from a surface. It is often done by removing dirt/dust with the fingertip(s) from windows or other dirty surfaces, such as writing ‘wash me’ on a dirty vehicle. Others, such as artist Moose, use a cloth or a high power washer to remove dirt on a larger scale. - Source
Tonight, we had an awesome awesome guest lecture from Dreamwork’s Steve Hickner.
I’ve made some notes from the lecture that I completely agree with so that I can look back at it when I board my film this year. Some notes may be confusing for some because it’s out of context. This will be my desktop background picture for this semester.
Thanks sang !!!
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