Wednesday on Writing: Worldbuilding- Plan It All or Let It Grow On Its Own

Worldbuilding is a big topic in science fiction and fantasy. Not that it isn't important in other genres, because of course it is, but in sf/f, it is one of the bigger components of many stories. After all, we are often conceiving either worlds that never existed or haven't yet come to be. We are … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Worldbuilding- Plan It All or Let It Grow On Its Own

Wednesday Wanderings: Cassini Photographs Saturn, 3500 Year Old Greek Tomb, Concert Hall Designed by Algorithm, and One Writer’s Journey on Amtrak

The Cassini spacecraft has been sending back some pretty awesome photos of Saturn: Saturn Photos This 3,500 year-old Greek tomb is giving archaeologist's new clues to the roots of Western civilization": Ancient Greek Tomb Stunning concert hall in Hamburg, Germany was designed by algorithms: Elbphilharmonie One writer's take on her time on the Amtrak writer's … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Cassini Photographs Saturn, 3500 Year Old Greek Tomb, Concert Hall Designed by Algorithm, and One Writer’s Journey on Amtrak

Wednesday Wanderings: Maine Coon Cat Photos, Badminton Explained, Dr. Who Video Feels, and Designs with Light

These photos of Maine Coon cats really do make them look like magical animals: Cat Photos With the Summer Olympics going on, I think it is time for this epic badminton rant from a few years ago. Mary Carillo, you are awesome- and completely on point: Badminton Rant This fan make Dr. Who video contain … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Maine Coon Cat Photos, Badminton Explained, Dr. Who Video Feels, and Designs with Light

Wednesday Wanderings: Google Earth Fails, The Known Universe, Beautiful Buildings, and Dance of the Planets

Google Earth is a wonderful tool, but occasionally, they do get things a bit, um, wrong: http://www.viralnova.com/when-google-earth-screws-up/2/ A digital tour of the entire known universe, starting in the Himalayas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U The Known Universe Some truly beautiful examples of unusual architecture: http://news.distractify.com/alex-scola/breaking-conventions Dances of the Planets make intricate designs: http://ensign.editme.com/t43dances Those last remind me of the … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Google Earth Fails, The Known Universe, Beautiful Buildings, and Dance of the Planets