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The Indigenous People of Tanna Island, Vanuatu and Their Religious Cult Honoring and Deifying the U.S. Military — Learn Something Interesting

On Tanna Island, Vanuatu, every year on February 15th, residents of the Pacific Ocean island chain engage in a military parade with the term “USA” painted in red or tattooed upon the chest of men who carry large bamboo spears with red tipped, pointed ends, a tradition which began more than 60 years ago, inspired […]

The Indigenous People of Tanna Island, Vanuatu and Their Religious Cult Honoring and Deifying the U.S. Military — Learn Something Interesting

Inktober week five – Finale!

Here are the last six drawings I did for InkTober. I’m rather proud of a couple of them, less proud of others, but good or bad, here they all are. One was my monthly contribution to the company newsletter, but it’s done in October so it counts!

Company comic
Inspired by an ink painting
Prompt “Crawl”
Prompt “Shoe”
Partially finished map
Prompt: “Ominous”

Inktober Week 4

We’re in the homestretch for Inktober, Drawloween, or your October art challenge of choice! I’m continuing to try and push myself a bit, playing with different styles and media. It’s fun yet sometimes frustrating. I don’t entirely like all the pieces I did this week but I’m sharing them anyway because that’s the point!

Inspired by a sumi painting
Unexpected Passenger
Chibi Vs. Minbari Warrior
Chibi Lyta seeks to trap Kosh
Entanglement
Old Wolf
Bucolic Scene

InkTober Week 2 Roundup

This week I did more with analogue art, that is, actual pens. Nothing fancy, though I pulled out an old calligraphy marker of mine and had some fun with that. I’m eagerly anticipating a new Pentel brush pen, which I found out about when I looked up the actual origin of InkTober. It’s pretty interesting really. Next week if I like the pen I’ll link to it.

I am still not really doing anything particularly serious, though I’m thinking about doing a webcomic about the antics of my insane kittens. I’ve been getting out of the habit of doing art so I’m trying to recapture the fun and playful spirit of it.

Anyway, here goes!

Beast horse…
In honor of a cantankerous mesquite
Dinosaur Soldier
Solitude
Howling
Considering recent issues with package delivery…
Kitty comic sketchdump
Wolf image turned into an avatar

Let’s talk science, part 4: sex — Chronicles from Concordia

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/3VZmChrnVW8JK6ano4gSED?si=Uo92nFHRT5OYfN3K2HCtPg

Dr. Stijn Thoolen is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Find this blog post in the original Dutch below. Read part 1 and part 2 and…

Let’s talk science, part 4: sex — Chronicles from Concordia

Horse Isle 3 – Epics (updated)

The recent update was truly cool! In it was introduced a wonderful variety of Epic Monuments. They are huge, impressive looking, and replace all the obelisks that used to dot our vast landscape. There is a type for each of the biomes and the first player to discover each one is immortalized on the “about” text associated with each one. Because no one could build anything on a plot that had a Cave or an Obelisk, they are all on public land.

Some of the items you can find are pretty great too! Things like giant Gaia Trees in the Fall Forest, or seriously huge Sequoias in the Rain Forest, or pyramids in Jungle. There are shipwrecks in the oceans now as well. You get an Epic Medallion every time you make a new discovery and you can also get awards for discovering a certain number.

Epic Medallions can be donated to your Club and go toward unlocking new building/decor slots. For people not into clubs, you can sell them and make a nice tidy pile of coin.

(In game, the club “Where The Drafts Go” maintains a good list)

Epic Finds by Biome

Alpine — Abandoned Nest
Badlands — Moeriki, Cairn
Bamboo — Forest Panda Statue
Blacksands — Dragon Statue
Dark Forest — Dead Massive Tree, Web Dome
Decay — Massive Mastodon Skull
Desert — Pyramid, Tri-Pyramid
Fall Forest — Gaia Tree
Fjords — Giant’s Causeway
Ice — Ice Cave
Jungle — Step Pyramid
Mediterranean — Massive Shell
Mesa — Stone Spire
Plains — Crashed Island, Hover Stone
Rainforest — Massive Sequoia
Salt Flats — Arbol De Piedra
Savanna — Baobab
Snow — Snowman
Stone Forest — Pu Pu, Spiral Spire
Swamp — Stone Golem
Taiga — Lost Vikings
Tundra — Henge, Massive Moai
Wonderland — Compound Mushroom, Massive Gladiolus
Volcanic — Oracle

Waters: Beaver Dam, Mermaid Statue, Poseidon Statue, Shipwreck

Stone Golem in Swamp
Beaver Dam in Taiga Marsh
Pyramid in Jungle
Giant Sequoia in Rain Forest
Fall Forest Gaia Tree
Black Sands (Fire and Ice) Dragon Statue
Wonderland – Massive Gladiolus
Fjords – Giants Causeway
Dark Forest – Web Dome
Plains – Hover Stone (makes YOU hover!)
Mesa – Stone Spire
Plains – Crashed Island
Ice Cave
Snowman
Medi – Massive Shell
Stone Forest – Spiral
Desert – Pyramid
Wonderland – Compound Mushroom
Desert – Tri Pyramid
Volcanic – Oracle
Dark Forest – Dead Massive Tree
Taiga – Lost Viking
Sandstone – Arbol De Piedra
Savanna – Baobab

Let’s talk science, part 3: Mindfulness — Chronicles from Concordia

Dr. Stijn Thoolen is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Find this blog post in the original Dutch below. Read part 1 and part 2. Fortunately…

Let’s talk science, part 3: Mindfulness — Chronicles from Concordia