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"Just as I thought. You weren't able to follow the rules after all! This eye is only seen by those who 'trespass in my soul!' Like those who hurt my friends and try to steal my money!! PENALTY GAME!!!" - Yami Yugi.
On a Yu-Gi-Oh! binge for months now. I've finally collected all 43 books of the manga and completed watching Duel Monsters and "Season 0." I love all the iterations of Yugi and Yami/Atem.
This piece was based off of the first book in the manga. Kazuki Takahashi didn't start with the character style that everyone is aware of. Nope, it was a bit crazier and less typical. Anyway, I really wanted to try drawing Yami/Atem's original look. It was very fun.
Zango, God of Death
Zango is one of two gods of Kotia. He is the opposite of Ixx in almost every way.
Breathing stars into existence, Zango created the planet and the solar system. Because of this, he is seen as the god of the night. Zango can be very zealous for worship of him. This causes him to become enraged at those who do not worship. His anger peeks when people chose to not believe in his existence. It is at that time, that Zango reveals himself and unleashes his fury. He is also a god of justice and governs without mercy. When tribes as a whole become complacent or accepting of immoral practices, he punishes them. His favored means of punishment is plagues. Of all his titles, Zango is most known as the god of death. This is because one of Zango's biggest roles is visiting the dying to snatch their souls away and take them to their appointed place. Because of his reputation, the Jicels worship him in the hopes that he will aid them in battle by taking the souls of their enemies.
Zango is often seen as the more powerful god, but despite this, Ixx is equal in power.
Although it is presumed he can, Zango never speaks in mortal tongues. He despises any sense of lowering himself to the level of mortals. This is probably why Zango seems to take pleasure in installing fear into the hearts of men. Even though Zango enjoys retrieving souls, he despises it when they die by evil means and it fuels his wrath.
Zango isn't fond of Luca, but understands the necessity of his existence.
Zango and all related (c) Colored with the amazing Procreate app!
Hi! My name is Alyssa. I'm a self-taught artist, and I've been drawing seriously since about 7th grade.
I have a wild imagination, and a love of story telling. I love drawing, and do it anytime I can. When I'm not drawing, I am having stories with my made up characters running through my head. I don't write down these stories as often as I should, cause I find it boring and difficult, and I'm a perfectionist. But for now I will draw about them. My dream is to one day write about and share my world and it's stories to everyone.
Please comment on my pics! I'd love advice, as well as just a good job!
Favorite visual artistKazuki Takahashi, Patrick Spazainte, Tracy Yardley, Ben BatesFavorite moviesHow to Train Your Dragon, Back to the Future trilogy, Indiana Jones trilogy, Megamind, Sonic the Hedgehog the Move, Iron Man, The Avengers, Captain America.Favorite TV showsPokemon, The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Generator Rex, Digimon Adventure, Astro Boy (2003), Star Trek: The Next Generation, Yu-Gi-Oh!Favorite bands / musical artistsNews Boys, Jars of Clay, Brandi Carlile, The WaitingFavorite booksDo comics count? Archie Sonic the Hedgehog, the Bible, Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, Mara Daughter of the Nile, THR3E, Black, Red, White, Green.Favorite writersIan Flynn, Ted Dekker, Kazuki Takahashi.Favorite gamesPokemon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Smash Bros, Legend of Zelda, Mario & Luigi.Favorite gaming platformRPG, anything NintendoTools of the TradePencil, eraser, and my imagination! (Also, an iPad with Procreate and Sprite Something)Other InterestsDrawing, writing fictional stories with my brother. Also DRAGONS and cats.
The video evidence is up there. If you're one of those people that say it's "no good due to heavy editing," then here is the full +2 hour recording, unedited below.
Please Read Before Commenting!! I understand that abortion is a hot button topic. However, if you wish to be able to speak on this journal there are some rules to help keep orderly conduct:
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Am I offended by this action spoken of in the video? I think those with consciences must be. What Planned Parenthood is doing is partially birthing babies (body is pulled outside of birth canal, but the head remains inside), killing them, and then harvesting their organs to sell. Does that not sound like a horror story? Did you hear that woman? She specifically talks about crushing above or below the desired organs. You understand what "crushing" means, right? Regardless on whether Planned Parenthood is illegally selling baby organs or not, it is the act of killing children that angers me the most.
Abortion is the act of forcibly ending the life of a developing human being within the womb.
At conception, a totally unique human being, with their own DNA and information about their gender, hair and eye color, ect, begins. Organic life is defined by having the ability to reproduce, grow and develop, metabolize, and interact with its surroundings. As soon as an egg is fertilized, it begins dividing and reproducing its DNA at an incredible rate. This tiny human's mission is to grow and develop into a fully functional adult. Metabolic processes happen from within the cell(s), and the Zygote moves its way to the uterus to implant and continue to grow in a safe, anchored place. By days 6-7, the child's cells differentiate to perform specific functions - circulatory, muscular, neural and skeletal. By day 20 the child's heart, brain, spinal column, and nervous system are almost complete. The heart begins to beat by day 22. (The baby also has his own blood.) By week 6, the brainwaves can be recorded and his muscles begin working together. By week 8, the baby's fingerprints are defined and all of the organs are present, complete, and functioning (except the lungs). By weeks 9-10, all areas of the baby's body are sensitive to touch. He sucks his thumbs, swallows, squints, frowns, and puckers his brow. If his palm is stroked, he will make a tight fist. By week 11-12, the child has his fingernails, toenails, and working taste buds. He can also make all facial expressions, including a smile. By week 13, the child's sex is now visually identifiable. By 16 weeks, the baby's heart is pumping six gallons of blood every day, and his mom can now feel him jumping around and turning somersaults, exercising the muscles and lungs he will need to live outside of his mother's womb. Rapid eye movement (REM) can be recorded while he's sleeping, indicating that he is dreaming.
Abortion is legal in the United States until 24 weeks.
The term "fetus," is simply the developmental stage of a human from 8 weeks, until birth. Just as there are terms for the developmental stages of infancy, adolescence, and adulthood. However, the term is now being used as a way to dehumanize human beings developing in the womb.
Methods of Abortion
There are three abortion classifications --- surgical abortion, medical abortion, and chemical abortion.
(Read well, Pro-choice people. These are what you are advocating)
Surgical Abortion: These are abortions that involve an invasive procedure. Major types of surgical abortion include:
Suction aspiration: This is the procedure most often used in the first trimester of pregnancy (the first three months). The abortionist inserts a suction tube (similar to a vacuum hose with an extremely sharp end) into the mother's womb. The suction and cutting edge dismember the baby while the hose sucks the body parts into a collection bottle.
Dilation and curettage (D&C): In this procedure, the abortionist uses a loop shaped knife to cut the baby into pieces and scrape the uterine wall. The baby's body parts are then removed and checked to make sure that no pieces were left in the mother's womb.
Dilation and extraction (also known as D&X or partial-birth abortion):Used to kill babies well into the third trimester (as late as 32 weeks old), the abortionist reaches into the mother's womb, grabs the baby's feet with a forceps and pulls the baby out of the mother, except for the head. The abortionist then jams a pair of scissors into the back of the baby's head and spreads the scissors apart to make a hole in the baby's skull. The abortionist removes the scissors and sticks a suction tube into the skull to suck the baby's brain out. The forceps are then used to crush the baby's head and the abortionist pulls the baby's body out the rest of the way.
Dilation and evacuation (D&E): This form of abortion is used to kill babies in the second trimester (24+ weeks). The abortionist uses a forceps to grab parts of the baby (arms and legs) and then tears the baby apart. The baby's head must be crushed in order to remove it because the skull bone has hardened by this stage in the baby's growth.
Hysterotomy: Performed in the third trimester, this is basically an abortive Cesarean section (C-section). The abortionist makes in an incision in the mother's abdomen and removes the baby. The baby is then either placed to the side to die or is killed by the abortionist or nurse.
Medical abortions: These are abortions that involve the administration of drug specifically intended to abort the child. Common drugs used for medical abortions include:
Mifepristone (RU-486): Mifepristone blocks the hormone that helps develop the lining of the uterus during pregnancy (progesterone). This lining is the source of nutrition and protection for the developing baby. The tiny boy or girl is starved to death and then a second drug, misoprostol, causes contractions so that the dead baby is expelled from the womb.
Methotrexate: this highly toxic chemical directly attacks and breaks down the baby's fast-growing cells. It also attacks the life-support systems the baby needs to survive. When the systems fail, the baby dies. Misoprostol is then used to cause contractions and push the dead baby out of the womb.
Salt poisoning: This technique is used in the second and third trimester. The abortionist sticks a long needle into the mother's womb. The needle contains salt which is then injected into the amniotic fluid surrounding the baby. The baby breathes in, swallows the salt and dies from salt poisoning, dehydration, brain hemorrhage and convulsions. Taking nearly an hour to die, the baby's skin is completely burned, turns red and deteriorates. The baby is in pain the entire time. The mother goes into labor 24 - 48 hours later and delivers a dead baby.
Prostaglandins: Used during the second and third trimester, prostaglandin abortions involve the injection of naturally produced hormones into the amniotic sac, causing violent premature labor. During these convulsions the baby is often crushed to death or is born too early to have any chance of surviving.
Chemical abortions: These are abortions caused by drugs that, at least some of the time, prevent the implantation of the already-created baby in the uterine lining. Some of the more popular methods of birth control that can be responsible for the deaths of newly-created children are:
The Ortho-Evra® birth control patch works by suppressing gonadotropins, which may inhibit ovulation, change the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching the uterus and change the lining of the uterus thereby preventing the implantation of the newly-formed human (Physicians' Desk Reference. 60 ed. Montvale, NJ: Thompson PDR; 2006. 2402).
The NuvaRing® vaginal ring works by suppressing gonadotropins, which may inhibit ovulation, change the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching the uterus and change the endometrium thereby preventing the implantation of the newly-formed human (PDR. 2357).
Depo-Provera® Contraceptive Injection, when administered at the recommended dose to women every 3 months, inhibits the secretion of gonadotropins which, in turn, prevents follicular maturation and ovulation and results in endometrium thinning. These actions produce its contraceptive effect (PDR 2620).
Plan B® is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization, by altering the tubal transport of sperm and/or ova. In addition, it may inhibit implantation by altering the endometrium(PDR 1068).
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For those who are curious, here are pictures of current and old abortion instrumentations click here.
"Abortion is safe for women." Really? Abortion isn't as safe as Planned Parenthood would like you to believe. Most common complications are 140% increased risk of breast cancer, acute grief reaction in 77% of women, emotional and physical disturbances in 50% of women, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine perforation, 1 in 4 women may have complications in future pregnancies, increased risk of tubal pregnancy, placenta previa (life threatening with a 600% increased risk), increased bleeding durning subsequent pregnancies, and more.
The idea of a total ban on all abortions makes some people uncomfortable. After all, we’ve been told for years that there are situations in which abortion, though a poor choice, is the best option. That, however, is untrue. Abortion always claims a human person’s life, and therefore is never an appropriate choice.
The "big lie" theory says if an untrue statement is repeated often enough, the people will start to accept it as truth. Such is the case with the erroneous mantra that abortion must be permitted in cases of rape, incest, fetal deformity and threat to the mother’s life.
Rape and incest
Rape and incest are similar in the sense that both are criminal acts. In our system of justice, we punish the criminal. We do not punish the victim, nor do we punish the criminal’s children. We are told, however, that if pregnancy occurs as a result of rape or incest, offering the victim an abortion is the compassionate thing to do. No woman should be "forced to carry that monster’s child," we are told.
The trauma of sexual assault is very real, and there is no intention here to downplay that. Abortion carries its own variety of trauma, however; women — even those who were victims of sexual assault — have reported years of physical, emotional and psychological difficulty following their abortions. Abortion did not solve their problem; it merely created additional ones.
There is also the very important fact that abortion takes the life of a living human being. The circumstances of conception may have been criminal, but the life of the newly-created human being is just as valuable as any other person’s. We do not put criminals’ innocent children to death in our culture; it simply isn’t done. It should not be done in this situation, either.
Expectant parents can treat a diagnosis of fetal deformity or other form of birth defect almost as if it were death itself. It is not a physical death, but a death of hopes and dreams. Visions of a "normal" childhood — playing games, going to school, growing up and starting families of their own — vanish in a flash. Parents in this moment of despair are often told they should simply go ahead and terminate the pregnancy and get on with their lives.
The first problem here is that medical opinions can be just that — opinions. There are countless cases of parents who permitted their children to live and found out at birth that the experts were wrong. Also, imagine the horror of the parents who abort their child, only to see that they had destroyed a perfect baby. That is simply too difficult to comprehend.
Abortions in case of fetal abnormality, however, are just like all other abortions. They take the lives of innocent human beings. Abortions in these cases raise frightening prospects, for if it is all right to kill a disabled person in the womb, could it one day be considered permissible to kill a disabled infant? A disabled adult? The answer is clearly "no" in those cases; why is there any question when the victim is a child in the womb?
This excuse for allowing abortion sounds reasonable. If the pregnancy is threatening the mother’s life, it would seem that lethal force — an abortion — would be a permissible form of self-defense. The child is not really "attacking" the other, but his presence puts her at risk. It sounds like a good argument, but it simply isn’t true.
Hundreds of doctors have a signed a statement that puts the situation in perspective. The statement reads, "There is never a situation in the law or in the ethical practice of medicine where a preborn child’s life need be intentionally destroyed by procured abortion for the purpose of saving the life of the mother. A physician must do everything possible to save the lives of both of his patients, mother and child. He must never intend the death of either."
A tubal (or ectopic) pregnancy, for instance, can indeed be life-threatening. But the treatment, even if it is fatal to the child, is not a "procured abortion." The doctor wants to save the baby, but knows that is unlikely. The baby’s death is an unintended consequence of the physician’s effort to save the mother. There are similar cases involving the treatment of cancer in which the baby’s death can be an unintended consequence. But again, these are medical treatments, not abortion.
It is important to distinguish between direct abortion, which is the intentional and willed destruction of a preborn child, and a legitimate treatment a pregnant mother may choose to save her life. Operations that are performed to save the life of the mother-such as the removal of a cancerous uterus or an ectopic pregnancy that poses the threat of imminent death-are considered indirect abortions.
They are justified under a concept called the "principle of double effect." Under this principle, the death of the child is an unintended effect of an operation independently justified by the necessity of saving the mother’s life.
Essentially, both mother and child should be treated as patients. A doctor should try to protect both. However, in the course of treating a woman, if her child dies, that is not considered abortion.
"Today it is possible for almost any patient to be brought through pregnancy alive, unless she suffers from a fatal disease such as cancer or leukemia, and if so, abortion would be unlikely to prolong, much less save the life of the mother."
-Alan Guttmacher, former Planned Parenthood president
"There are no conceivable clinical situations today where abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother. In fact, if her health is threatened and an abortion is performed, the abortion increases risks the mother will incur regarding her health."
-Dr. Bernard Nathanson, American Bioethics Advisory Commission
There is only one purpose for abortion — ending the life of the child. The "life of the mother" situation for abortion is simply bogus.
Before I close, I'd like to show that about 2,899 abortions are performed each day. 120 every hour, and 1 every 30 seconds.That is a lot of children dying in the U.S. alone. Less than 1% are rape victims. Most are from those who think a baby is inconvenient in their lives right now, or have been forced to by others (parents, boyfriend, ect.) Sex makes babies, people. If you can't handle the responsibility of taking care of a child, then maybe you should abstain. I'm 22 and am still a virgin, it's not impossible. And if you still mess up, there is always adoption. Why must we kill our children? Let them live. That is more loving than ripping them apart. Remember, by 9 weeks, they can feel it.