Archive for February, 2015

imaginarycircus replied to your photo:Reshuffled Here’s the last four days from the…How long…

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

How long does this race take? My goodness.

Nine months (ish) by the calendar, of which maybe 7-ish months are actually on the water, but broken up across 9 legs. This leg will be ending in less than a week, and then there will be a brief respite. I’ll probably be getting increasingly excited during that time, though, because leg 5 (the next one) is kind of the leg in terms of the race’s history and significance. At least for me.

Apologies for the spam, though. I realize the large majority of people willing to follow me have little interest in competitive sailing. I try to tag it all “vor”, if that helps avoid it.

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sylvia-morris:theoddlifeoflindsay:I made a Kissing in the Rain…

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

sylvia-morris:

theoddlifeoflindsay:

I made a Kissing in the Rain edit thing. Woo! It features the lovely fanart/ fan edits of alsokatie, thedovenest, clarekroberts and sylvia-morris as well as a few screen grabs and the like. Enjoy :) (Also if i featured your fanart and I didn’t mention you just drop me a message and I will sort that. Also sorry.)

WAHHH THIS IS SO COOL HOW AM I JUST SEEING IT NOW????

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gandalf1202: Aelbert Cuyp – A River Scene with Distant…

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

gandalf1202:

Aelbert Cuyp – A River Scene with Distant Windmills [c.1640-42] on Flickr.

Aelbert Cuyp, who was later to develop a personal interpretation of the so-called Dutch Italianate landscape style, began his career as a landscape artist in the near-monochrome manner of Jan van Goyen. This work, showing a calm river scene with small boats and windmills on the low horizon, was painted shortly before he changed his style under the influence of Jan Both, who returned from Italy in 1641.

[National Gallery, London – Oil on oak, 35.6 x 52.4 cm]

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Ugh. These poor guys. What a rollercoaster this leg has been for…

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Ugh. These poor guys. What a rollercoaster this leg has been for them.

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thegetty:Welcome to the West Coast, Mr. Turner!Painting Set Free…

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

thegetty:

Welcome to the West Coast, Mr. Turner!

Painting Set Free features over 60 oil paintings and watercolors made in Turner’s final years. 

Now on view through May 24, 2015.

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ReshuffledHere’s the last four days from the tracker. The…

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Reshuffled

Here’s the last four days from the tracker. The DTL figures are now actually meaningful, since the boats are on the final sprint toward Auckland.

Yesterday the fleet hit the doldrums proper, which led to a wonderful 5-way park up. SCA made a strong move to the west to try to avoid the mess, and for a while it appeared to be working, but then they, too, hit the light stuff.

The trio of Dongfeng, ADOR, and Mapfre escaped first. Since then Mapfre has fallen 11 miles behind, so at this point it looks like Dongfeng and ADOR are the favorites to win the leg.

The story aboard Brunel has been especially interesting to me. They seemed like they had the win locked up a week ago, but then first one crewmember, and then three more, came down with the flu, and now they’re at the back of the fleet. I realize they’ve had some bad luck wind-wise, but I wonder if their weakened condition was the major difference.

If so, it might mean that the strength deficit aboard SCA is a bigger factor than I’d previously thought. Yes, they have three extra crewmembers, but from what I’ve heard that doesn’t make up completely for the strength issue. Sailing a Volvo 65 is so physically demanding, with upper-body strength so crucial for changing sails and shifting moveable ballast, that maybe an all-woman team has the deck stacked against them, so to speak.

There are a lot of other factors in the mix; I’ve talked elsewhere about what I think might be going on. But seeing the way Brunel has dropped off the pace has me wondering.

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oh-totoro: Illustration by Hayao Miyazaki

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

oh-totoro:

Illustration by Hayao Miyazaki

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sylvia-morris: Experiments based on this photo by James…

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

sylvia-morris:

Experiments based on this photo by James Whitesmith.

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lyriumnug: Child of Light.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

lyriumnug:

Child of Light.

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Photo

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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Lady Gaga by Mark Seliger at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Lady Gaga by Mark Seliger at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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minimist: I thought I was experiencing an emotion but it was just coffee withdrawal.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

minimist:

I thought I was experiencing an emotion but it was just coffee withdrawal.

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unwrittenlistofapaper: Ivan Grohar: Sejalec (The Sower) painted…

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

unwrittenlistofapaper:

Ivan Grohar: Sejalec (The Sower) painted in 1907

Slovene painter, born June 15, 1867 in Spodnja Sorica

Impressionism

My blog

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Photo

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

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softerworld: A Softer World: 1191 (I would die for you. But…

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

softerworld:

A Softer World: 1191

(I would die for you. But then again, I like dying.)

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astronomicalwonders:Our Galaxy in 340-million pixels This region…

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

astronomicalwonders:

Our Galaxy in 340-million pixels

This region of the milky way spans the sky from the constellation of Sagittarius to Scorpius. In this image we see the dusty lane of our Milky Way running obliquely through the sky, dotted with remarkable bright, reddish nebulae, such as the Lagoon and the Triffid Nebulae, as well as NGC 6357 and NGC 6334. This image was taken by Stéphane Guisard, an ESO engineer and world-renowned astrophotographer, from the home of ESO’s Very Large
Telescope, one of the best on the planet.

Credit: ESO/Paranal/S. Guisard (http://ift.tt/1cAptms)

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Ahhh you saw “What We Do In The Shadows”? Awesome!!! I thought I was gonna die laughing when I saw it. I love them so much XD

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

The opening reminded me so much of A Tell Tale Vlog that I loved it from the outset. But then it really delivered (which also reminded me of ATTV). :-) I kept thinking, okay, the humor has to be played out now; they couldn’t possibly sustain this any further. And then they would! So funny.

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seanpersaud: Finally made a channel trailer for Talking…

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

seanpersaud:

Finally made a channel trailer for Talking Marriage, featuring a fun new intro we filmed for our UCB show in January.

If you’ve been on the fence about trying Talking Marriage, behold: They have brought forth a trailer. Now you can sample lots of TMWRB in one compact dose. It’s a little freaky, to be honest. But that’s it. That’s the show.

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espritri: ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ New York Screening

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

espritri:

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ New York Screening

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sylvia-morris: sunday market

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

sylvia-morris:

sunday market

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