A few of the exhibits from the delightful Longitude Punk’d exhibit at the Royal Observatory

magictransistor:

Tree of life screen, carved from stone, Sidi Sayyid mosque in the city of Ahmadabad (Western India).

Lotus ceiling, carved from stone, Eastern Rajasthan (Northeastern Madhya Pradesh), 11th-12th century, India.

Qutb Minar (قطب, क़ुतुब), Alai Darwaza, Qutub complex. Qutab, Mehrauli in Delhi, [Mamluk Dynasty]; India 1192 AD.

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fozmeadows:

brightlightgirl:

This is so awkward. XD

this looks like the start of either an animal buddy comedy or an animal romance film, and I honestly can’t decide which one would be better

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steampunktendencies:

Octopus Door - Modern Miami Beach Art Deco - BEV Norton

steampunktendencies:

Octopus Door - Modern Miami Beach Art Deco - BEV Norton

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steampunktendencies:

Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse, Villa Maria, in northern Italy near Lake Como. Photo taken in 1985 by Friedhelm Thomas. 
The greenhouse has since been restored. 

steampunktendencies:

Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse, Villa Maria, in northern Italy near Lake Como. Photo taken in 1985 by Friedhelm Thomas. 

The greenhouse has since been restored. 

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archiemcphee:

Rosemary Mosco, field naturalist and artist responsible for the creator of the webcomic bird and moon (previously featured here) just shared this delightful illustration that we love because it’s a terrific reminder of everyday awesomeness that’s all around us.

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

archiemcphee:

Rosemary Mosco, field naturalist and artist responsible for the creator of the webcomic bird and moon (previously featured here) just shared this delightful illustration that we love because it’s a terrific reminder of everyday awesomeness that’s all around us.

A year ago I got to illustrate one of the endings in Ryan North’s brilliant Hamlet choose-your-own-path book To Be or Not To Be. These are all things you may be able to find outside right now (if you can bear to put down this amazing book).

  • rowena: i'm looking over the plans
  • godric: yeah
  • rowena: what's this weird series of rooms accessible only by a hatch in a room on the right hand side of the third floor corridor
  • godric: oh that's for if we ever need to hide a priceless artifact for some reason
  • rowena: why would we hide a priceless artifact in a school
  • godric: safest place
  • rowena: fucking is it though?? there's a giant snake somewhere
  • [in the distance]
  • salazar: there's no snake you are wrong stop being wrong
thishedgehog:


Table of contents (in alphabetical order by author’s last name):“Welcome” by William Alexander “Double Time” by John Chu “Celebration” by Sean Eads “The Truth about Owls” by Amal El-Mohtar “Vanilla” by Dirk Flinthart “Careful Magic” by Karen Healey “Chupacabra’s Song” by Jim Hines “Ordinary Things” by Vylar Kaftan “Every Little Thing” by Holly Kench “End of Service” by Gabriela Lee “Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon” by Ken Liu “The Day the God Died” by Alena McNamara “Signature” by Faith Mudge “Kiss and Kiss and Kiss and Tell” by E. C. Myers “Happy Go Lucky” by Garth Nix “Cookie Cutter Superhero” by Tansy Rayner Roberts “Walkdog” by Sofia Samatar “The Lovely Duckling” by Tim Susman “Krishna Blue” by Shveta Thakrar “The Legend Trap” by Sean Williams

I’ve been trying to stay kinda incognito on tumblr, but I want everyone to know about this anthology.
Kaleidoscope is coming out August 5th from Twelfth Planet Press, a small press in Australia. It’s edited by Alisa Krasnostein (director and publisher of the Press) and Julia Rios (who’s an editor at such awesome places as Strange Horizons and helps run the Outer Alliance podcast about LGBTQ speculative fiction). It includes writers like Garth Nix, Karen Healey, Sofia Samatar, Will Alexander, and, well, me.
The anthology was funded through a crowdsourced campaign—some writers were solicited, while other stories came through open submissions, like mine did. There’s a huge range of protagonists, and also styles, concepts, and plots. The ways in which the protagonists are diverse includes race, ethnicity, country of origin and/or country of residence, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability (visible or invisible), and more. In most of the stories, the characters’ identities matter to the story but the story isn’t about their identity.
It’s a pretty awesome anthology—I’ve now read all the stories—and I am hoping it can get out to a lot of people who need to see this kind of thing in their reading. To that end, if you want to help get the word out, please do reblog/signal boost this post or the anthology in general!
You can also check out the Kaleidoscope website for links to giveaways and some early reviews. And if you want to do so, you can preorder a copy of Kaleidoscope here.

thishedgehog:

Table of contents (in alphabetical order by author’s last name):“Welcome” by William Alexander
“Double Time” by John Chu
“Celebration” by Sean Eads
“The Truth about Owls” by Amal El-Mohtar
“Vanilla” by Dirk Flinthart
“Careful Magic” by Karen Healey
“Chupacabra’s Song” by Jim Hines
“Ordinary Things” by Vylar Kaftan
“Every Little Thing” by Holly Kench
“End of Service” by Gabriela Lee
“Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon” by Ken Liu
“The Day the God Died” by Alena McNamara
“Signature” by Faith Mudge
“Kiss and Kiss and Kiss and Tell” by E. C. Myers
“Happy Go Lucky” by Garth Nix
“Cookie Cutter Superhero” by Tansy Rayner Roberts
“Walkdog” by Sofia Samatar
“The Lovely Duckling” by Tim Susman
“Krishna Blue” by Shveta Thakrar
“The Legend Trap” by Sean Williams

I’ve been trying to stay kinda incognito on tumblr, but I want everyone to know about this anthology.

Kaleidoscope is coming out August 5th from Twelfth Planet Press, a small press in Australia. It’s edited by Alisa Krasnostein (director and publisher of the Press) and Julia Rios (who’s an editor at such awesome places as Strange Horizons and helps run the Outer Alliance podcast about LGBTQ speculative fiction). It includes writers like Garth Nix, Karen Healey, Sofia Samatar, Will Alexander, and, well, me.

The anthology was funded through a crowdsourced campaign—some writers were solicited, while other stories came through open submissions, like mine did. There’s a huge range of protagonists, and also styles, concepts, and plots. The ways in which the protagonists are diverse includes race, ethnicity, country of origin and/or country of residence, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability (visible or invisible), and more. In most of the stories, the characters’ identities matter to the story but the story isn’t about their identity.

It’s a pretty awesome anthology—I’ve now read all the stories—and I am hoping it can get out to a lot of people who need to see this kind of thing in their reading. To that end, if you want to help get the word out, please do reblog/signal boost this post or the anthology in general!

You can also check out the Kaleidoscope website for links to giveaways and some early reviews. And if you want to do so, you can preorder a copy of Kaleidoscope here.

(via thishedgehog)

torterraoftropius:

ms-macky:

Caucasian Ovcharka

  • aka Caucasian Mountain Shepherds
  • aka Mini Russian Bears
  • 200 pounds of Bear hunting cuteness

bear-pups

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