Kim Possible (2002 - 2007) | story sketches - John Nevarez
I saw the sketches and my mind instantly thought “looks like Kim Possible” before I came across the comment stating that exact fact. I found it interesting that the style, animation and flow of the character is so easily identified and iconic.
MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time
“Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.
The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user’s finger, equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesized voice reads words aloud, quickly translating books, restaurant menus and other needed materials for daily living, especially away from home or office.”
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Chatillon Car Graveyard
Marcin Bialas is a Polish artist who’s specialized in etchings and drawings in black an white. Among his large production, a recurring theme is dissected buildings and surreal constructions, such as infinite staircases and labyrinthine interiors, an atemporal combination of G.B. Piranesi and Brodsky/Utkin prints. The structures seem unfinished, yet already in ruin, able to plunge the viewer into an uncomfortable feeling. Somewhere between nightmares and theatrical settings, Marcin Bialas’ retro drawings explore the dramatic potential of different projections and points of view.
Antique key pistols.
can you say weapon of choice
A sly and shadowy sort of weapon. Who knows what doors you might open?
The Ancient Town of Fenghuang, China
The town of Fenghuang is located in the Hunan province in China along the banks of the Tuo Jiang River. The town is exceptionally well-preserved and relatively untouched by modern urbanization.
The legacy of the Ming And Qing dynasties are preserved within the town, spanning 300 years of ancient heritage. In the ancient town zone, preservation of over 200 residential buildings, 30 streets, and hundreds of other ancient features and landmarks of the town has continued for hundreds of years.
Because of its unique geographical location, Fenghuang never suffered from the destruction of any natural disaster or suffered invasion from any wars. Even during the war of resistance against Japanese invasion, the isolated town of Fenghuang did not suffer occupation. In 1949, Fenghuang was peacefully liberated.
In the following 50 years, Fenghuang was spared any large-scale construction that occurred in nearby districts. As the people of Fenghuang cherish their valuable heritage, the local government has conducted strict control over all construction, continuing the preservation and the authenticity of the ancient town.
“The Passing of Knowlege" (sic)
These are the customized Lamborghinis of Japan’s underworld
What do you do with your Lamborghini if you think it isn’t getting enough attention? For some of the Yakuza in Tokyo’s underground, you customize it with vinyl wraps, flashing lights, and strings of colored LEDs. Japan-based director and cinematographer Luke Huxham created a mini-documentary last year offering a wonderful peek inside this subculture, which has blossomed from illegal, loud bōsōzoku motorcycle gangs full of young daredevils. Huxham managed to gain access to a man named Morohoshi-san, who invited him to shoot the short film about the gang and its customized rides.
Richard Upton Pickman by Jason Thompson
I still relate to these drawings (and “Pickman’s Model” in general) so much and I’m only half-sure why.
I really like the idea that the ghouls are such big fans of his. Someone should write a “Pickman’s Tumblr.”
Richard Upton Pickman was a famous blogger who posted only terrible, horrific things. No one knew how his posts got so many notes. Until, one day, one of Pickman’s friends borrowed the blogger’s laptop and delved into his follower list… and discovered a terrifying selfie.
oh yeah some sketches of the place where that library is located. in the depths of space, hidden somewhere in crystal mountains, deep in a wide tunnel of angled walls that spikes could be summoned to block out the entrance.
haven’t still quite figured out how the library itself looks. I imagine it was originally somewhat more accessible but then a crystal fortress surrounded it, but by whom and why?