Monday, February 20, 2017

Sweets: Minas Tirith Wedding Cake


Source: Imgur via Reddit

"Wedding Cake I helped work on for a super stoked bride who was a huge LOTR fan."  All I can think is that this would make for a really morbid birthday cake with a Denethor candle on top.


Sci-Fi Round-Up: February 20, 2017


"Arrival" by Kevin Tong
I finally rented this movie this weekend. It was outstanding - a modern day Slaughterhouse 5. I watched it three times, and I was as impressed the third time as the first.  It's going to kill me watching A Madea Halloween sweep awards season.

Interviews

Lightship Chronicles Author Dave Bara Talks About His Latest: Defiant
Why It's Good To Play A Villain, According To Jason Isaacs

News

Arrival Takes Top Honors At The Writers Guild Award
Author Philip Pullman Announces A Follow-Up Trilogy To His Dark Materials
Bookies name Tilda Swinton as the front runner to lead Doctor Who
Neil Gaiman Is Releasing A Neverwhere Sequel Called The Seven Sisters
Neil Gaiman: Next Book Will Be Neverwhere Sequel
New Star Wars novel Details Rogue One Aftermath From Empire's POV
Shane Black Says "The Predator" Will Be Gory And Rated R
Spacex's Three-Eyed Raven Is A Nod To Game Of Thrones
Spacex Launch Heaps New History On Top Of Old In Major First
Star Wars: The Last Jedi title confirmed to be plural and fans are freaking out
Star Wars 8: Is Benicio Del Toro Related To This Classic Trilogy
Tilda Swinton is new favourite to land Doctor Who job
Tremors 6 Is In Production Here's What Producers Say About The Story
What To Expect From Drax And Groot In Guardians 2

Link Round-Up: February 20, 2017


"Who shot first?" by Cracow, Poland-based Konrad Guliński



Monday, February 13, 2017

Short Film: Tears In The Rain


"Tears In The Rain" (A Blade Runner Short Film) by Christopher Grant Harvey

Check out this outstanding Blade Runner-inspired short film created by Christopher Grant Harvey on a budget of just $1,500!
In a dystopian Los Angeles future, replicants or genetically engineered humanoids are created to work forced labour on off-world colonies. The latest generation, the Nexus 3 series, begins to display erratic and violent behaviour. Replicants were not designed to experience complex emotions or develop long-term memories. In the wake of corporate scandals of the previous decade, the Tyrell Corporation quietly attempts to remove Nexus 3 from circulation.

Sweets: Mud Cake Monster



If Tim Burton ran a bakery, this is what his cupcakes might have looked like.  It was created by French pastry chef Mélanie Launay, aka La Châteleine.


Link Round-Up: February 13, 2017

Cthulhu-inspired chocolate skull




Calc-Man is a MSDOS-era Pac-Man clone that looks like a spreadsheet, written by Dan Tobias.  It's a game that is its own boss key, albeit not a very convincing one. You can play the DOS version here, or if that's too fancy for you, the older Apple II release.

DIY Printable Star Wars Valentines Cards with Glowstick Lightsabers

Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums

Hey parents, here are some ideas for class Valentines

A Look Inside the Comic World's Tribute to the Man Who Created Akira

Neil deGrasse Tyson Might Not the Worst Person to Watch Movie With

Studiorbit has recreated the opening credits to Stranger Things with actual Eggo Waffles.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Link Round-Up: February 10, 2017


Rogue One poster by Krakow, Poland-based Rafał Szłapa



All 375,000 images of public-domain works in The Met collection are now available to use, share, and remix—without restriction. 

Building Your Own Workbench

Burger Fiction has created a supercut video of every Oscar winner in the “Best visual Effects” category since 1927. They cover everything from the 1927 silent war film Wings to Ex Machina from 2015.

Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) has created a new video where they share great tips and tricks on how to build your own simple DIY photography studio to shoot various sized objects.

The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock in comic form.

Maastricht, Netherlands LEGO enthusiast Berthil van Beek has created an incredibly complicated machine, known as a Great Ball Contraption, out of LEGO that continually accelerates small LEGO soccer balls and basketballs through a winding roller coaster at 1,000 RPM. It is an amazing recreation of a marble run originally designed by Akiyuki.

Rendered: A partial index of published architectural rendering


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