Techo-Ninja made a Peek A Boo! / Peek A Chu? bookmark that rocks!
The picture is for the front and back of the book mark. Sprite Stitch held a bookmark challenge In February . This is the first place winner which gets my vote. I want one.
(via Sprite Stitch)
Created out of 480,000 matchsticks... Brian Croucher, 66, spent about two hours a day for more than two years to finish this amazing Dalek!
The Daleks are so tragic and fascinating on Doctor Who. A creature who's entire existence was born out of racism and war. Imagine something designed to kill that which is different and not able to have any feelings. They wiped out all of the original races on their planet before embarking on a galactic purging of everything different.
They also bring up the concept of regret and would it be worth it to commit genocide if the race being eradicated would later spread war and death across the galaxy.
If you really want to get into the Daleks watch Doctor Who - Genesis of the Daleks, buy it here, it's an owner.
Ever wanted your own alien in a jar, now you can make one with this weekend's craft. This one looks awesome, I want it for my desk. It will cost more then some of the other projects to buy some of the supplies and require some minor electrical work to get the jar glowing.
What you need:
- A jar with a lid that is thick enough to conceal a battery pack and some LEDs (local supermarket)
- Glow water made from florescent dye extracted from a highlighter pen (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/464980/glow_water_how_to_make_your_own/)
- Alien Embryo Growing Pet (http://www.thespacestore.com/alemgrpet.html)
- 4.5V Battery pack (http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-45-volt-battery-pack-from-a-9V-battery/)
- Protostack half size prototyping board (http://www.protostack.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_2&products_id=3)
- 2.7 ohm resistor (1W)
- 6 x High Power Ultra Violet LEDs (http://www.protostack.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=24_30&products_id=36)
There are 8 steps to this project which can be read here on instructables. Some additional recommendations from the discussion that follows are:
- Re circuit board: don't have to have it but it helps hold everything together.
- should add some kind of biocide to the water like salt or ammonia.
If you had a glowing Alien in a Jar how would you use it? I like the recommendation to swap out the batteries for a solar pannel and turning it into a solar powered porch light!
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***Eric received a great write up for his novel Legends of the Jade Moon Book One: Liquid Sky here is an excerpt for your enjoyment.
Downwarden com Review by Nick Crabowsky
...What we have here is indeed science fiction ala Dune, though less detailed but just as vividly portrayed. Dorsett deserves praise for the execution of a story less intimidating for one more inclined to read other genres which require far less brain power to understand, breaks through those barriers and develops a narrative which renders a glossary needless and pretty much explains itself as is without asserting its vast mythology in explanatory rhetoric.
I enjoyed the damn thing. I think C.E. Dorsett is one powerhouse of imagination, inspired obviously by the greats of his craft. Liquid Sky is full of mysticism and spirituality, of themes centered on the search for one’s inner self and the meaning of the universe around him, where a youthful monk with adopted parents finds himself catapulted into an interstellar journey fueled by the death of the one he called Father and driven at odds by the results of saving him, by mysterious truth-sayers who aren’t what they seem and personal intuition telling him he’s destined to amount to something greater than himself and the savior of worlds. Ianus’ adventures and intrigue are entertaining and don’t smother us in the sort of over-explanation I’d read in other novels like this one. Liquid Sky is an extremely intelligent, very readable and delightful piece of work, and I’m glad to recommend it...
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***Brian posted a review of the Story Black Moon Rising here is a copy of it.
Wow! This is a great story! 5 stars (must own)
The story picks up from where we left off with Adir Radd in the hospital tortured by his visions of the future. I was caught up in Adir’s haunting vision. It is written so viscerally I could almost hear the screams and smell the stink coming off of the battle field. This heart felt tale took me through the events and choices that led Dov Lavan to become the famed villain I knew him to be from reading Liquid Sky: Legends of the Jade Moon http://astore.amazon.com/projectshadow/detail/0595369162/. The choices and motivations of Dov were very compelling. Reading his tale turned him into a compassionate and sad character. I could empathize with his frustrations and found myself thinking that if I were caught up in the same situation I would probably make the same choices. The conclusion was extremely rewarding even though I knew how the story would end I still found myself shocked, surprised and brought to tears with a beautiful, rewarding ending. To be cliché for a minute I literally laughed, cringed and cried while reading this.
Dark Moon Rising is the second installment of C. E. Dorsett’s Fates Harrow series which covers three historical characters in the Barren’s End setting. Their tale was first told in the book Liquid Sky: Legends of the Jade Moon but from the Jade Moon’s perspective.
In this episode Dov Lavan fears loosing his friends and culture, longing to save the ones he cares about he takes on a new master who promises to help him lead his people into a safer future. Dov rises to power, forming a new group, encouraging others to join him and stand for freedom. But, his childhood friends Tien Shaa and Adir Radd are concerned with the fire in Dov’s rhetoric, so they set out to try and stop the coming war.
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Reenter the skeptic:
Writer/director Guillermo del Toro told SCI FI Wire that he'd like to direct a faithful film version of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness as one of the projects he'd like to do next, ... "The whole idea of Lovecraft's position towards the universe, he's very much like an Albert Camus position," del Toro said in an interview, referring to the French novelist and philosopher..., on Dec. 18. "He's an existentialist. He says the cosmos is indifferent to man. At the very best is indifferent. And [it] just [sees] us as fleas, or ... [is] hostile to us."
Del Toro, director of Hellboy and Blade II, has been developing a film version of Madness since at least 2003 (SciFi Wire).
So there you have it. I am indifferent to del Toro's work. I enjoy it, but it evokes no strong emotions in me one way or another. When I watched Hellboy, I thought it felt like a low budget Lovecraft knockoff, so may be del Toro might make a good movie...
I have seen so many bad Lovecraft inspired films over the years, that I have almost given up hope that there will ever be a good one, not to even dream of a great one.
I like del Toro's comparison of Lovecraft to Camus. It shows a deeper understanding of a writer that is often trivialized. Personally, I would rather see the Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath. According to IMDB there is one, but I can't find it on Netflix.