Hello! My name is Öykü Su and I'm a 15 years old Turkish metalhead girl who is a little shy, crazy about different mythologies and folklores, music (mainly folk/power/melodic death metal) and learning languages, also loves to create her own art, in a nutshell. You can call me Story or Uni :D
In here, you can see all the randomness of what i like aand some art I make. Enjoy! :D
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Check out the awesomely long tails on these roosters! These regal specimens are Onagadori or “Long-tailed” chickens. They’re a breed of chicken from the Kōchi Prefecture of Japan who evolved from common domestic chickens who mated with Green Junglefowl. Also known as the ‘most honorable fowl’ in Japan, they’ve been carefully bred over the centuries to achieve their spectacular tails, which grow to lengths of 12 to 27 feet. It takes these chickens at least three years to molt. Onagadori breeders take tremendous pride in their chickens and provide special hutches with perches well above the ground, which helps keep their tails clean and in good condition.
If Rapunzel had been a chicken, she probably would’ve looked a lot like one of these awesome birds. These extraordinarily fancy fowl have Special Natural Monument status in Japan, which means they’re considered to be living monuments of Japanese culture and, as a protected breed, it’s illegal to take their eggs out of the country.
Chickens! Decided to do a digging around myself and there’s a lot to the longtail breeds indeed!
More history on the Onagadori breed: http://www.onagadori.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=489
This breed has the longest feathers as they continually grow for 2-4 or more years (I’ve read some are non-molting for life, I personally question this atm) under the right conditions (separated from hens, kept out of molt inducing weather, fed a special diet that suppresses hormones that trigger molting, and higher in protein with no corn, and are primarily ‘indoor’ perching birds that are taken outside to be exercised or photographed.)
The Onagadori is not the only longtail breed! I haven’t included every one of them; visit the site(s) for other breeds. http://www.longtail-fowl.com/index.html and this site also has info and more pics on longtail breeds: https://sites.google.com/site/stewartlongtails/
Longtails are used as an ornamental breed in most cases, and do require special care to keep their feathers from looking tattered and dirty or getting broken that can result in bleeding, and to keep the roos healthy. Their feathers may be in the ‘blood feather’ stage for a few years in cases like the Phoenix as they continually grow. Photos provided are for reference; I do not own any of the photos nor birds! If there is misinformation in my post, please message me and I’ll correct it (provide sources and links if you do, ty!)
Video of a breeder and their care for a higher content bird:
Ohiki (so adorable):
mythology meme | Slavic pantheon and paganism - Veles
(x) Veles is a major Slavic supernatural force of earth, waters and the underworld, associated with dragons, cattle, magic, musicians, wealth and trickery. Imagined as a partially serpentine god with horns, he is the opponent of the Supreme thunder-god Perun, and the battle between two of them constitutes one of the most important myths of Slavic mythology.
In his role as a trickster god, he is in some ways similar to both Greek Hermes and Scandinavian Loki, and like them, he was connected with magic. He regularly sent spirits of the dead into the living world as his heralds. Festivals in honour of him were held near the end of the year, when time was coming to the very end of world order and chaos was growing stronger. The borders between worlds of living and dead were fading, and ancestral spirits would return amongst the living.
Veles is a God in Slavic mythology, actually.
little illustration break, eventually for an exhibition.
I got in touch with a publisher for “Trauma Soldier”. Sounds good but i wait for his final answer.
"i’m sad and idk how to feel better"
"i don’t know what to draw"
"i always mess up"
"BUT I SUCK"
arya appreciation week: day seven - whatever you want
“It’s just a stupid sword,” she said, aloud this time… … but it wasn’t.
Needle was Robb and Bran and Rickon, her mother and her father, even Sansa. Needle was Winterfell’s grey walls, and the laughter of its people. Needle was the summer snows, Old Nan’s stories, the heart tree with its red leaves and scary face, the warm earthy smell of the glass gardens, the sound of the north wind rattling the shutters of her room. Needle was Jon Snow’s smile. He used to mess my hair and call me “little sister,” she remembered, and suddenly there were tears in her eyes.
All bass lines are recorded and I’m very happy with the result. Definitely the grooviest and the most aggressive bass lines I have ever recorded (I can’t remember my fingers ever been this sore, hah!). Big thanks to Anssi for being so patient, supporting, strict and also full of crazy ideas!
Today we are all enjoying well deserved day-off and tomorrow guys start to record guitars. Awesome!!
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