Meet the real life mermaid who swims with jellyfish and can hold her breath under water for up to five minutes
Linden Wolbert travels the world as a full time professional mermaid and uses her custom-made 6ft tail to propel her through the water.
The 32-year-old freediver and model can swim to depths of 115ft and uses her skills to promote ocean conservation and education.
how do u go about being a “professional” mermaid
who pays you?
There’s a bar in Great Falls, Montana that has a water tank behind the bar where women in mermaid tails and shell bikinis swim around and I assume they pay them. So…if you want that job…it does exist.
But also you have to live in Montana.
I’ve seen pro mermaids that are based in California and Florida, too… so Montana isn’t your only option (so landlocked!)
AKA: Me while I’m retouching photo #23 of 25 glamour portraits I’m doing as a favor for a burlesque performer…
Final Fantasy Game Poster VIII: Multi-Universe Romance.
Trailing the success of Final Fantasy VII, Square, always seeking reinvention, wanted to experiment with the series formula while retaining the essence of Final Fantasy. With an eye on pop culture and youth, Final Fantasy VIII was conceived as a “school days” saga where all your player characters would attend the same academy. Taking this one step further, Square decided to try and make a Final Fantasy that was also a romance narrative.
A polarizing title indeed, what establishes Final Fantasy VIII is its commitment to experimenting with RPG formulas. Everything from how you gain levels, use your magic, and encounter enemies is completely new in part due to the unique “Junction System.” Taking cues from the Esper system of VI, Final Fantasy VIII has you equipping spells and summons as if they were stat-boosting equipment. It’s a complex system, one that requires strategy to perfect (and which has often been cites by detractors as one of the more alienating aspects of the game).
The world of Final Fantasy VIII is not that removed from our own. Indeed, this world is probably the most contemporaneous with our technology and architecture compared to all others in the series. One parts science fiction, the other parts European, the world of Final Fantasy VIII is one where true magic is only wielded by Sorceresses, powerful women who have been revered and demonized throughout history. To combat the threat of the sorceresses and global militarization, Garden academies train SeeD cadets. It is here the romance between a mistrusting and withdrawn SeeD, Squall, and the headstrong general’s daughter Rinoa, begins.
The sun will never set on Misty Day.
Piotr Stachiewicz (Polish, 1858-1938)
12 months - full set from “Boży rok”, where each illustration was based on proverbs and saints associated with the month.