Lover of foreign languages, art, travel. Avid seeker of knowledge and, irremediably, a fan of every book or show about discovering new places and people.
Juanjo Guarnido’s watercolours from Blacksad: A Silent Hell
The Day of the Crows(Le Jour Des Corneilles). Directed by Jean-Christophe Dessaint. Made by Finalement, Melusine Productions, Walking The Dog, and Max Films Animation
Blood Falls, a Natural Time Capsule Containing a Unique Ecosystem
This five-story, blood-red “waterfall” pours ever so slowly out of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valley. Geologists first discovered the frozen waterfall in 1911, and believed the red color came from algae. Its true nature turned out to be more spectacular.
Roughly two million years ago, a small body of water containing an ancient community of microbes was sealed beneath the surface of the Taylor Glacier. Trapped below a thick layer of ice, the microbes have remained isolated inside a natural time capsule, in a place with no light, oxygen, or heat.
The trapped lake has very high salinity and is rich in iron, which gives the seepage its red color. A fissure in the glacier allows the microbial subglacial lake to flow out, forming the falls without contaminating the ecosystem within.
More photos of Blood Falls can be seen on Atlas Obscura
Traditional Pakistani groom apparel worn by a Pakistani model. The shirt is called a sherwani which is a long garment with embroidery on the cuffs. The turban is called by different names - sehri, pagri, kulla depending on the shape and style - and is worn in a tradition called sehri bandi which takes place at the groom’s house.
keep the lights off john
we like judging you in the dark john
there was a point to this but i lost it half way.
so here have this pointless gif >_>;;;
Ever since this happened I’ve been dreaming about Fringe/Star Trek crossovers, to the point of assigning Fringe characters to Starfleet positions. And then I was like WELL WHY NOT JUST PHOTOSHOP IT because I don’t have boundaries. The positions are a little murky because of the constraints of finding screencaps that fit together (which is also why I didn’t include everybody, SORRY), but here are the vague assignments:
- Broyles is captain (and a Vulcan)
- Olivia is first officer
- Atlivia is chief of security, and ideally Lincoln and Charlie would be security with her because having the uniform colors correspond with Blueverse/Redverse/Amberverse is half the fun.
- Astrid is a science officer (technically she might be more suited to communications officer since I feel like a lot of what she does on Fringe is communications/translation type stuff, but I didn’t have anybody else in blue sooooo)
- Alt-Astrid is helmsman
- Peter is chief engineer
- Walter is chief science officer
- Lincoln is navigator/tactical officer
- William Bell is already Spock so whatever
- Nina is probably some Starfleet higher-up or captain of a rival ship idk
Don’t talk to me about confusion arising from having multiple versions of the same person on the bridge, THEY’RE WEARING DIFFERENT COLORS IT’S FINE
Latest Painting - “Journey’s End” (Doctor Who / Ten / Rose)
There we go - done :) I’ll take some better pictures a little later, some of the highlights and lowlights are getting a tad lost… It’ll be up on the eBays later this evening for 3 days, starting at $1 as always. Prints soon!
Thanks for your absurdly kind words, love you guys!
Afghanistan Pulouar Horseman’s Sword
- Dated: 18th century
- Measurements: Blade is 33 inch this near the hilt
This Pulouar (or pulwar) was most likely made for a horseman. The blade is inlaid with brass wire, the copper dot pattern is drilled through the blade.
Source & Copyright: Historical Arms & Armor