covid19/japanese art

Atlas Obscura reports on a trend where artists are drawing Amabie (アマビエ), a sort of mer-bird-person spirit associated with protection from disease.

A Healing Spirit From 19th-Century Japan Is Back to Face COVID-19

Artists are bringing back Amabie, a ‘yōkai’ associated with protection from disease.

Image by Kaori Hamura Long. The article features several other examples from the current trend.

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A Healing Spirit From 19th-Century Japan Is Back to Face COVID-19.
Artists are bringing back Amabie, a ‘yōkai’ associated with protection from disease.
via @atlasobscura

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Perspective: Moderate/independent voters aren’t necessarily in the “middle” so much as they just don’t fit neatly into the binary left/right categories.

Perspective: Moderate/independent voters aren’t necessarily in the “middle” so much as they just don’t fit neatly into the binary left/right categories. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-moderate-middle-is-a-myth/

Perspective: Moderate/independent voters aren't necessarily in the "middle" so much as they just don't fit neatly into the binary left/right categories.

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Sometimes I’ve wanted one of these… 😂 @TheOnion: New Claritin Flamethrower Incinerates Whatever Causing Allergies

Sometimes I’ve wanted one of these… 😂 @TheOnion: New Claritin Flamethrower Incinerates Whatever Causing Allergies

https://www.theonion.com/new-claritin-flamethrower-incinerates-whatever-causing-1819577874

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EB-tqYYXYAA7PC3.jpg

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RT @ChrisG_NSF: With the solar eclipse ongoing in South America, this is what the #GOESEast weather satellite is currently seeing from space! #SolarEclipse2019 (📸:@NOAA, @NOAASatellites)

RT @ChrisG_NSF: With the solar eclipse ongoing in South America, this is what the #GOESEast weather satellite is currently seeing from space! #SolarEclipse2019 (📸:@NOAA, @NOAASatellites)

RT @ChrisG_NSF: With the solar eclipse ongoing in South America, this is what the #GOESEast weather satellite is currently seeing from space! #SolarEclipse2019 (📸:@NOAA, @NOAASatellites)

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As usual, people who claim that social justice values are new to comics (in this case Vertigo) and therefore the cause of their decline show that they have no clue about comics’ history. Crack open some early Vertigo, and you’ll find plenty of examples:

As usual, people who claim that social justice values are new to comics (in this case Vertigo) and therefore the cause of their decline show that they have no clue about comics’ history. Crack open some early Vertigo, and you’ll find plenty of examples:
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/vertigo-comic-book-line-sjw-values/

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Link: The Creepiness–Convenience Tradeoff “As people consider whether to use the new “creepy” technologies, they do a type of cost-benefit analysis weighing the loss of privacy against the benefits they will receive in return.” – @NNgroup

Link: The Creepiness–Convenience Tradeoff

“As people consider whether to use the new “creepy” technologies, they do a type of cost-benefit analysis weighing the loss of privacy against the benefits they will receive in return.” – @NNgroup

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/creepiness/

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