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Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously featured here) continues to take breathtaking photos of Siamese fighting fish, also known as betta fish. His fascination with their splendid, flowing fins and brilliant coloring is apparent in the extraordinarily detailed portraits he creates. The photos are so perfectly clear and close-up that it’s easy to forget the fish are underwater and not floating in midair.

Angkatavanich recently told Popular Photography that he only started photographing the fish after encountering them for the first time three years ago at a fish show and has since become obsessed with the different species which vary greatly in size, shape, and color patterns.

Head over to Visarute Angkatavanich’s 500px gallery to view more of his gorgeous betta portraits. Limited edition prints of his photos are currently available through La Lanta Fine Art.

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ask-ghoul-kaneki:

[ OOC ] http://japanese.about.com/library/blsjp.htm
http://genkienglish.net/genkijapan/menu.htm
These are useful for me, the second one is old and kinda kindergarten level but it’s for people who are new to learning Japanese. These are the sites I trust most. You have to be careful with which website you’re trying to learn it on. For example. If someone says that it means this or that, they might not be correct ( if that makes sense or not )
Also
If you want to learn how to read it too, start from hiragana, katakana and then kanji.
Here are charts. The last one is just extra and simple. Start out with easy stuff like, “good morning, or how are you?”.
When you take the time to learn how to read it. Start reading manga raw to get you used to learning the kana characters.
I normally read TG raw too.
( ITALKTOMUCHSORRY ) I hope this can be of use some how.

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darkchocolateandtea:

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thebraveandmischievous:

housetohalf:

mysnarkasm:

When I grow up I want to be Ming-Na Wen.

She’s the voice of Mulan, as if she wasn’t amazing enough.

She broke it with her fingers. Not a fist, her fingers.

Girl is 50 years old.

FIFTY. YEARS. OLD.

fun fact: When you break things with your hands like that you have t break your fingers on purpose before so that they heal stronger. So basically this woman is so badass she broke her hands just to do this. 

You asshat, you’re making it sound like she snaps her fingers in half. 

Martial artists like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee (and yes, fucking Ming-Na Wen, that beautiful badass) will build up their bone strength by repeatedly (and fairly gently) striking sand, gravel, wood and steel - this creates tons of microfractures in their bones (smaller than even a hairline fracture) so the bones will heal over again and make the bones stronger and denser with increased deposits of calcium. 

This has to be done over long-ass periods of time, so the bones have time to heal, and none of the fractures expand into actual breaks. 

Oh, and she’s doing precise-ass kicks in HIGH HEELS. 

she kicks ass like a coursing river

with all the force of a great typhoon

(Source: bucky-thevampireslayer)

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