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Category Archives: Art

Horribly Beautiful Nature

Nature is filled with creatures both terrible and beautiful. I love macro photography. Getting close to small animals and insects and seeing them in a totally new way and on a scale we don’t normally perceive them is something I love to both do and see. And, while I have to admit my skills are […]

Improve Your Photography This Year

Challenge yourself, one week at a time! This Christmas, I got an LED ring flash can also be used as a continuous ring-light. It’s something I’ve been wanting, but reluctant to buy for myself, because I haven’t been making time for photography the past couple of years. I love macro photography, as well as portraiture, […]

Star Wars Day

While you read this, I’ll be seeing The Last Jedi, in 3D on IMAX. But, since it’s Friday, I still want to share something great for you. Something fun. Still, I also want to keep with the theme of rubbing your noses in the fact that I’m seeing the newest Star Wars movie while you’re […]

Short Film Entertainment

So, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and you should be at least three-quarters done with your NaNoWriMo novel. But, instead of writing you’re here. That means one of two things; either you’re so far ahead that you can take a break, or you’re so far behind that you’ve decided to cut yourself some slack. Either […]

Fractal Film Break

I’ve got even more sci-fi short-film goodness for you this week. As I did the first two Fridays of the month, I’m sharing some distractions from National Novel Writing Month, even though I’m not actually participating. Writing, especially at the pace required for NaNoWriMo can be mentally fatiguing, so I decided that sharing something visual […]

It’s Filled With Stars!

In this case, I’m talking about nebulae that you make yourself. Not anything that Dave saw aboard the Discovery or on the other side of the Monolith, but rather a beautiful web-based tool for “drawing” your very own space background. It’s called Neonflames, which is an accurate enough description and it’s really easy to use. […]

Free Comics

Comic books are cool. No, seriously, they’re cool again. All those super popular movies, like the Avengers? Totally all comic books. But, also, Atomic Blonde. Yeah, that’s right, that spy thriller set in the last days of the Cold War was a graphic novel first. The thing is, comics have been around for a pretty […]

Trippy GIFs

And, yes, that’s pronounced like the peanut butter by all right-minded geeks. Because that’s how the creator said it! Okay, that’s all a joke, because he didn’t actually care that much about how anyone said it, according to an interview I read. Though, I suspect he might appreciate having gotten royalties on the file format. […]

“Good Business”

I love science fiction film. Or videos. Or books. Pretty much anything science fiction related is worth a look from me. Once upon a time, I wanted to be a science fiction author. Not just a writer, but an author, which, to me, implies publication. I wanted to scifi’s answer to Ernest Hemingway. Instead, I […]

The Underdark

Bonus points for you few who will get that reference. I’ve always been fascinated with caves. Maybe it was my early exposure to the animated version of the Hobbit, which features some very important scenes in caves. Maybe it was too many hours playing Dungeons and Dragons. Maybe it was a National Geographic special. I […]


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