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mal-ism: creativity—takescourage: Ivan Aivazovsky Battle of…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015







mal-ism:

creativity—takescourage:

Ivan Aivazovsky

Battle of Sinop

Battle of Chios

Battle of Navarino

“One of the most prominent Russian artists of his time, Aivazovsky was also popular outside Russia. He held numerous solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States. During his almost sixty-year career, he created around 6,000 paintings, making him one of the most prolific artists of his time. The vast majority of his works are seascapes, but he often depicted battle scenes, Armenian themes, and portraiture. Most of Aivazovsky’s works are kept in Russian, Ukrainian and Armenian museums as well as private collections.”

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“Indistinctness is my forte.” – J.M.W. Turner

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015








“Indistinctness is my forte.” – J.M.W. Turner

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marykatewiles:For my next three videos, I’ll be taking you…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015



marykatewiles:

For my next three videos, I’ll be taking you through the entire making of Spore, from start to finish. This video covers the whole pre-production process, and on Friday, you’ll get to see what production was like.

And if you haven’t seen Spore yet, you can do that here

I loved this even more than the actual film. That probably says something about me and my thing about meta. Or whatever it is that makes reality programming compelling.

Anyway, so cool seeing MK & friends making this come together.

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thunderstruck9: Antoine Chintreuil (French, 1814-1873), Champ…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015



thunderstruck9:

Antoine Chintreuil (French, 1814-1873), Champ fleuri [Flowery field]. Oil on canvas, 27.5 x 35 cm.

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I loved this behind-the-scenes video about the making of Spore;…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015



I loved this behind-the-scenes video about the making of Spore; maybe even more than the actual film. That probably says something about me and my thing about meta. Or whatever it is that makes reality programming in general as compelling as it is.

Anyway, so cool seeing MK & friends making this come together.

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gandalf1202: Carl Larsson – Bridge in Grez [1885] on…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015



gandalf1202:

Carl Larsson – Bridge in Grez [1885] on Flickr.

[Sold for Swedish Kronor 3,750,000 at Bukowski’s Spring Classic Sale, Stockholm – Watercolour, 54.5 x 76.5 cm]

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sylvia-morris: When I was four I used to lie awake at night, brain spinning, as I tried to solve…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

sylvia-morris:

When I was four I used to lie awake at night, brain spinning, as I tried to solve the questions that adults couldn’t, or wouldn’t, answer.

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“Everyone has a mother,” I thought. “All the way back to Adam and Eve. They didn’t need a mother because God made them. But who is God’s mother? Who made God?”

“No one,” did not feel like an adequate answer.

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I decided I didn’t believe in God.

Then attempted to convince my three year old brother to follow my lead.

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“When we came to make Zombies, Run!, I deliberately put a line in the very first mission, when you,…”

Monday, March 30th, 2015

“When we came to make Zombies, Run!, I deliberately put a line in the very first mission, when you, Runner Five, are just arriving at Abel Township, the tiny, shivering remnant of humanity left after the zombie apocalypse. I had one of the characters say: “If you can move above a slow shamble, we can use you.” Why? Because I am so sick and tired of the best and nicest exercise-based treats being reserved for people who are already in peak physical shape, and I’m sick of the notion that having fun while exercising is something you have to earn; that, until you look a certain way, moving ought to be boring and unpleasant if not outright painful. Your body is there right now. You did not have to earn a thing. It is a gift. You are a hero every time you step out of your front door to do some exercise.”

There’s No Morality in Exercise: I’m a Fat Person Who Made a Successful Fitness App — Matter — Medium

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There may have been tears reading this. Almost made me go for a run. Almost.

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I wonder if this is the app Julia was telling me about.

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seanpersaud: Proud I hung onto my phone the whole time. It…

Monday, March 30th, 2015



seanpersaud:

Proud I hung onto my phone the whole time.

It kind of looks like Big Thunder from the reflection in your glasses. I have to say, the newly renovated Big Thunder is _awesome_. Noticeably smoother than it used to be, and the dynamite!

A+ would recommend.

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atraversso:Only from the heart can you touch the sky. from 500px…

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atraversso:

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. from 500px & flickr

Please don’t delete the link to the photographers/artists, thanks!

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evergladesman:Mushroom – Found these on the internet and had to…

Monday, March 30th, 2015





evergladesman:

Mushroom – Found these on the internet and had to post them. The bottom image shows one rain drop hitting a fungus spore sack and releasing the spores into the air.

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Dongfeng has been partially dismasted, and is limping into shore…

Monday, March 30th, 2015



Dongfeng has been partially dismasted, and is limping into shore to try to make repairs. No one on board was hurt.

The four remaining lead boats are at or around Cape Horn, with Alvimedica having rounded first and ADOR having set a one-day distance record of 541 nautical miles. Astern, SCA continues to work their way east, being gradually overtaken by worsening weather.

It’s a three-ring circus in the Southern Ocean. Hope everyone stays safe.

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A couple admires the color and texture of Monet’s Water Lilies…

Monday, March 30th, 2015




A couple admires the color and texture of Monet’s Water Lilies at MoMA, New York

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welovewebseries:Web Series Meme: Six Female Characters ↳ [3/6]…

Sunday, March 29th, 2015



















welovewebseries:

Web Series Meme: Six Female Characters
↳ [3/6] Lenore the Lady Ghost | A Tell Tale Vlog

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marykatewiles: Lillian Fairbuckle and Buster Sockwillow here to…

Sunday, March 29th, 2015



marykatewiles:

Lillian Fairbuckle and Buster Sockwillow here to solve your mysteries

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Toward Cape HornThere’s an amazing race happening at the front…

Sunday, March 29th, 2015





















Toward Cape Horn

There’s an amazing race happening at the front of the Volvo fleet. At the moment Alvimedica leads, followed by a tight trio of MAPFRE, ADOR, and Brunel about 8 miles back, and then Dongfeng, who have fallen off the pace a bit in the last 12 hours, about 25 miles back. All of them should be rounding Cape Horn tomorrow (Monday, March 30); the VOR media operation has a helicopter and photographers staged to hopefully get aerial photos.

The more compelling story for me, though, is 475 miles back, where SCA has been limping along (if you can call it that when a boat is surfing at 20 knots) ever since they blew out their medium-air downwind sail (the Fractional Code Zero, or “FR0″) back on March 24.

There hasn’t been much video from SCA during the last few days. What I know is mostly based on the tracker, and on updates to the blog on the team website. The top gif above shows an animation of the last six days in the tracker, in which you can see SCA falling steadily back.

They’ve been sailing conservatively rather than pushing, doing relatively few maneuvers and using their smaller sails (mostly the J1) rather than their remaining large downwind sails (the A3 gennaker and Masthead Code Zero). Basically, they’ve shifted from racing to sailing in survival mode, just concentrating on reaching Cape Horn safely.

There are hints in the blog of disagreements; it sounds like Libby, at least, is disappointed about the decision to ease off the throttle. But ultimately it has to be Sam’s responsibility to make that kind of call. From the sound of it, she’s decided they need to save their energy for the difficult rounding ahead, rather than trying to match the rapid-fire gybes (and exhausting shifting of the stack) that the boats ahead have been using to keep racing.

The lead boats will probably round Cape Horn in relatively light wind. Because they’ve fallen a day behind, though, SCA is likely to experience a much rougher rounding, with steady winds into the high 30s, and possible gusts to 50 knots or more. That, combined with the extreme sea state that typically forms off Cape Horn, means they’ll probably be sailing in the worst conditions anyone has ever experienced in a Volvo 65.

The four wind projections above show the current wind, and then winds for 12, 24, and 36 hours from now, with SCA’s position advanced to show where they’re likely to be at those points. The dot toward the right of each image is Cape Horn.

They’re a tough crew, and they have a strong boat. My thoughts are going to be with them over the next few days.

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You were my new dream. And you were mine.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015










You were my new dream. And you were mine.

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marykatewiles: #gramaday – nye.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015



marykatewiles:

#gramaday – nye.

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015



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dduane: Tree at twilight (January 2, 2010)

Sunday, March 29th, 2015



dduane:

Tree at twilight (January 2, 2010)

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