Colorless green ideas sleep furiously...

16 Sep 2014


(Source: zero1infinity)

10 Sep 2014


Oh yeah, about those…

Oh yeah, about those…

9 Sep 2014


The cry baby is an electronic device that essentially simulates the distress call of a large (usually Alliance) ship, making a fine distraction when there is a need to make an Alliance cruiser decide between chasing your ship or rescuing what they think is a big ship full of people. It is highly illegal for any of a dozen reasons.

Great scene, fun, and hey, people are still quoting The Beatles in 2517 so that’s cool too…

(Source: stanakaticland)

8 Sep 2014


Behind every man alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth. Now this is an interesting number, for by a curious coincidence there are approximately a hundred billion stars in our local universe, the Milky Way. So for every man and woman who has ever lived, in this universe there shines a star.
But every one of those stars is a sun, often far more brilliant and glorious than the small, nearby star we call the Sun. And many-perhaps most-of those alien suns have planets circling them. So almost certainly there is enough land in the sky to give every member of the human species, back to the first apeman, his own private world-sized heaven-or hell.
Arthur C. Clark - 2001:  A Space Odyssey

Behind every man alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth. Now this is an interesting number, for by a curious coincidence there are approximately a hundred billion stars in our local universe, the Milky Way. So for every man and woman who has ever lived, in this universe there shines a star.


But every one of those stars is a sun, often far more brilliant and glorious than the small, nearby star we call the Sun. And many-perhaps most-of those alien suns have planets circling them. So almost certainly there is enough land in the sky to give every member of the human species, back to the first apeman, his own private world-sized heaven-or hell.

Arthur C. Clark - 2001:  A Space Odyssey

8 Sep 2014


Water Experiment No. 33 Automata

By: Dean O’Callaghan

(Source: zerostatereflex)

8 Sep 2014


steampunktendencies:

H.M Airship “Spirit” by  Rich Plotczik http://goo.gl/SlBq0a

Credit & Source found by Steampunk Tendencies Community

8 Sep 2014


From the very first episode, David Hyde Pierce nailed this role but nothing was as fun or sweet as anytime there was a scene when Niles was this close to Daphne. 

8 Sep 2014


Such Great Heights - Iron and Wine cover

7 Sep 2014


themagicfarawayttree:

Library, Abbotsford House, England

themagicfarawayttree:

Library, Abbotsford House, England

7 Sep 2014


7 Sep 2014


Chateau R., Greenhouse

Anytime I see an amazingly beautiful place like this, even if it has been abandoned and is run down, some part of my brain always kicks in and thinks, “but I could still live there - I could make it make it work…).  And it doesn’t matter how run down the house, greenhouse, theatre (you name it) is, I see these beautiful abandoned hotels, observatories, etc., and my brain is whirring along what risks would be there that I would have to fix or avoid, what I would need to take care of to make it work - anything - just to get to enjoy that strange little fantasy world that I could explore.

I spent months in Iraq only drinking bottled water.  My bathroom was holes dug in the sand.  I went (along with everyone else in my unit) for seven weeks without a shower using a little bottled water of wet wipes stored in zip lock bags to take “bird baths” once or twice a week to keep clean.  When I did get a shower, it was really just a 5-gallon jug with a few holes poked in it so the water would drain slowly over my while I stood inside a wrap-a-round tarp.  This whole time was during combat.

So in my head, it’s really not unreasonable to think that if I could put up with that crap that I could (at least pretend) to make these little adventures come true.

I wonder what it would be like to lay down at night in this greenhouse looking through the empty panes and look at stars while hearing a breeze rustle through trees while crickets chirp in the background.  Or if you find a place inside during a storm where you could stay dry but see the lightning, and hear the thunder while the rain taps on the glass above you.

How much of the area (both inside and out) is overgrown, where can you explore?  What was the greenhouse being used for and can you salvage the work?  Pictures like these just get my mind started on a Choose Your Own Adventure story.  Fun.

7 Sep 2014


laughingsquid:

Wonderfully Intricate Laser Cut Wood Art

Want to do this (he said while drooling)

laughingsquid:

Wonderfully Intricate Laser Cut Wood Art

Want to do this (he said while drooling)

7 Sep 2014


Anonymous said: I'm so glad you're back. You always seem to find things that I want to see and that I didn't even know I should be looking for.

I always ramble…

Thanks for this note - your timing was great.  Have felt like I’ve been dealing with 12 levels of !@%# for way too long and it’s messing with my mojo, screwing with my chakras, throwing off my groove (whatever you believe in) - just basically making me so cranky and moody that I don’t even like hanging out in my own head and that sucks because it’s pretty much a T.A.R.D.I.S. and can be very interesting at times!

I tried coming back to tumblr to see if it would be fun again but was already thinking of jumping ship again.  It just hasn’t felt the same.  I know I’m in a funk but if I’m finding so much less interesting stuff for both blogs and I know this one has got an active readership of probably less than 5 and I can’t complain because I post odd stuff, sometimes non-scroll friendly stuff here.

So in the middle of this little boo-hoo session I’m trying to get going (I actully have some legit crap going on in the real world), I get this random nice note in my inbox - so now I’m really confused, thank you very much… geez.  You should know:

1.  I rarely get messages.

2.  Most the messages I do get are spam bs.

3.  Most of the other messages I used to get were weird notes complaining about some aspect of posts on absolute-ridiculosity.  They weren’t trolls, they were just weird or negative.  Otherwise, no feedback at all and so eventually I got tired, said “screw it”, and just deleted everything and left.

4. So back to Number 1 - I rarely get messages so getting a nice one was, well, nice, and lately I’ve needed something (anything) positive - no matter how small or random.  I think a lot of people usually do.  Even when my pendulum swings to the jaded and cynical side of me, I still believe in random acts of kindness.  They can go a long way.

Thanks.

5 Sep 2014


steampunktendencies:

The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1887 designed by Rafael da Silva and Castro - Marcelo Nacinovic. Photos : Aaron Leiby

5 Sep 2014



I know this isn’t right but looking at this just makes me think…
"TIME TO RELEASE THE KRAKEN!"
Dumb, sorry.  Cool pic, though.

I know this isn’t right but looking at this just makes me think…

"TIME TO RELEASE THE KRAKEN!"

Dumb, sorry.  Cool pic, though.