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▶ Ruin: A Post Apocalyptic Short Film – YouTube


My favorite thing about this short film: the cicadas in the background. Thanks Curio!

Curio Reverie

It’s been a while since I posed a good short film, but I stumbled across this in my ramblings. Excellent computer animation. Make sure to watch to the very end. There’s a little tidbit at the end for ya.

▶ Ruin: A Post Apocalyptic Short Film – YouTube.

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Thanks ‘Robot of the Day’!


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Here are my two favorite robots showing off the custom rob-doodle I won from ‘Robot of the Day‘. This blog is one of my favorites that brings a simple smile to my face every day. In addition to the robo-doodle I received two nice pins, and an adorable thank you note all wrapped in an envelope with an extra doodle on it. Special thanks to Arcee and the QiaCube for helping me display my prize 🙂

I’m looking forward to more happy and creative robots on my blog roll tomorrow!

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Fathoms and Fear – Wallpaper


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Getting ready for Halloween? Here’s a great sea-monster background for you! I cannot locate the original author, but this image is all over the wallpaper sites.  More monsters coming soon!


Artist Spotlight – Ben Wooten


I saw an awesome picture of a flying ship the other day and tracked it down to its source: Artist Ben Wooten

This guy does a lot of great stuff, as one would expect from a former artist for Weta.

He does fantastic fantasy and some sci-fi, all very professional and clean.  Check out his gallery on Deviantart


Who knew there was so much ‘stuff’ in space?


 

This is a great update from Wired Science about our favorite space probe Voyager 1 (V’Ger) and how it is baffling scientists.  Even though I’ve written science fiction based on solar winds and ion flows I didn’t know they were real till I read this report.  It seems that there are predicted regions between and around solar systems where different energies flow and interact.  Interestingly, the data coming back from V’Ger is not at all what scientists predicted.

Intergalactic researchers had a map of what they thought the boundaries between our solar wind and the galactic cosmic rays would look like, but they are wrong.  Our protective solar wind died of much more quickly than anticipated and, even more unexpected, the galactic cosmic rays are not coming from random sides, but seem to come mainly from one direction…

This fuels the scifi part of my brain.  What else could they be wrong about?  What else will they find when V’Ger makes its way further outside our solar system.  Could interstellar travel be closer than we think?

(OK, OK so V’Ger was actually Voyager 6.  Give me a break, I’m a nerd not a Trekkie.)

 


Kreatworks Sculpture!


I bumped into this gallery the other day.

Holy-amazing-sculpture Batman!  These guys are amazing, making sweet steam/dieselpunk styled sculptures of your favorite scifi and fantasy characters out of recycled metal.  Their creations range in size from life size to miniature.  Does it get much better?

I just wish I had the $$ to purchase one


Xchyler Publishing call for Anthology Submissions


XPXchyler Publishing is a relatively new independent publishing outfit that targets new and upcoming authors in the fiction genre’s (i.e. people like me… only better).  They so far have focused on fantasy, speculative, and steampunk fiction.

The thing that interests me the most about Xchyler Publishing is their rolling call for anthology submissions.  So far they’ve published two anthologies, ‘Forged in Flame’, a dragon anthology and Mechanized Masterpieces, a steampunk anthology of which I’ve had the pleasure of being an advanced reader.  The next anthology is slated to be in the paranormal sub-genre under the theme ‘Extreme-Makeover’.  The deadline for this contest is May 31st, so I don’t think I’ll be submitting for that.

Following the ‘Extreme-Makover’ anthology will be a fantasy collection on the theme ‘Back to the Future’.  The deadline there is August 30th, which might be just enough time for me 🙂  How to interpret ‘Back to the Future’ in light of the Fantasy genre when my mind keeps slipping back into the 80’s classic sci-fi film, I’m not sure.

…  But I’ll think of something.


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