It just suddenly occurred to me that “Dos Equis” must be Spanish for “Two X’s” (I looked it up; it is),
which is why bottles of Dos Equis have two large red X’s on them.

“ Storie Incredibili ” - Dan McPharlin

 Storie Incredibili ” - Dan McPharlin

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“ Land of the Sleeping Things ” - Dan McPharlin

 Land of the Sleeping Things ” - Dan McPharlin

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In The Not So Distant Future, Glow-In-The-Dark Trees Could Replace Street Lights

Is that… is that even healthy?

There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.

I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.

nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.

In which case

GLOWY

FORESTS

GLOWY

TREES

GLOWY

EVERYTHING

(I like glowy things)

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Things I want to tell people, that I wish people had told me:

queensizedflava:

  • You don’t have to achieve great things by the time you’re 25
  • You have intrinsic value above and beyond your perceived utility to other people and society at large. 
  • You don’t have to have sex, or have sex in any way that you find uncomfortable or unpleasant, to keep anyone’s love or good opinion of you. They didn’t love you or think very well of you to start with if they demand it. 
  • You don’t have to stay with someone who isn’t meeting your emotional or sexual needs because they need you, or you’ve been with them for awhile, or you need to be in a relationship. You need you. Your time is your own and it is finite. 
  • It’s ok to work at a job you enjoy that doesn’t make you miserable even if it’s not a career and it won’t “lead to anything.” 
  • Your life is not a narrative. It is not leading to anything, there is no overarching thesis, it does not have themes beyond the usual shared cultural experiences of your time and place. This is ok. It does not mean that your life is without purpose or meaning. 
  • It’s ok not to like or get along with the vast majority of people you encounter, so long as you afford them the same respect, courtesy and dignity that they afford you. 
  • Expensive is not always better. 
  • Failure is temporary if you’re still alive. 
  • People are both much better and much worse than you’d suspect, but usually not all at once. 
  • Stop thinking of your future self as a different person and it will be easier to prevent money and health problems. 
  • Let people help you, lean on them when you need to, and be available to help, but don’t swing too far in either direction. Try to carry your half of the life basket as evenly as you can. 
  • Set boundaries, and do not be afraid to kick people out of your life who disregard them. You will not end up alone and unloved. People who love you will be ok with your boundaries. 
  • Your power does not come from money or beauty, but from seeing life steadily and wholly, from a curious and thoughtful mind, and from your ability to say no when you want to, and yes when you want to, and I don’t know when you don’t know. 
  • There will be bad times, maybe lots of bad times, but not only bad times. 
  • Love will not heal the wounds in your soul, but love can give you the impetus to begin the work of healing yourself. 
  • Life might be a long series of starting over, and that’s alright. 
  • You’re really cool, you’re really beautiful, you’re really special. Really. Not to everyone, but to a lot of someones sometimes.

#Life

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Remember in 1993 when Jurassic Park was like…the end all, be all of special effects?

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not gonna lie that still looks intimately real

I’m still somewhat convinced that someone sold their soul to create the special effects in Jurassic Park because that shit is over 20 years old and it still really, really holds up, better than the stuff in a lot of current movies, even.

Fucking witchcraft, man. 

This movie will forever age well. It is an immortal film.

It has been said that one of the reasons that the effects still hold up so well is because they still used a mix of practical effects with their CGI.

CGI is great and all but your brain is able to realize that it’s looking at an illusion pretty quickly if it keeps seeing CGI (owing a lot to CGI not being quite photo-realistic yet, but also because you tend to get better, more realistic acting from your actors when they have something physically there with them).

Using practical effects for the same creatures in some shots does something neat to your mind, though. Your brain is starting to think that it must be CGI but then it sees something real and goes “OH, well I guess I was wrong” and the illusion is maintained much better

Yea, the reason that looks like a giant dinosaur head in the gif is because it really is a giant dinosaur head. A giant frickin’ model they built and used whenever they could. Sure, there is some amazing CGI in Jurassic Park, and it’s the film credited with starting the revolution in visual effects that led to the sort of things we take for granted today - but what’s really special about it is that most of the time, what’s on the screen is what they really had. It’s a huge credit to Stan Winston and his team that the things they actually constructed worked so superbly, and as mentioned above, the actors responded so much better to it than they did imaginary cues. 

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EVEN IF IT IS ONLY 65p YOU’D AT LEAST EXPECT THEM TO USE THE WORD “PUPPY”.

Dog baby


OMG I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE ABLE TO USE IT BUT I DID IT I DID THE THING

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tinyredbird:

reallyreallife:

EVEN IF IT IS ONLY 65p YOU’D AT LEAST EXPECT THEM TO USE THE WORD “PUPPY”.

Dog baby

Eric forgot what puppies are...

OMG I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE ABLE TO USE IT BUT I DID IT I DID THE THING

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Alien landscapes …

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X-Ray GIFs by Cameron Drake | Behance

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