Just How Big is the U.S.S. Vengeance?I've run a few very basic preliminary calculations to try to see just how massive the Dreadnought-class battleship U.S.S. Vengeance from "Star Trek: Into Darkness" is going to be. And if we take the official length of the new Enterprise as a whopping 700+ meters, this vessel is indeed going to be a giant monster.Just How Big is the U.S.S. Vengeance?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
John Harrison explicitly says that she's twice the size of Enterprise, and I confirmed that by doing a comparison measurement of the two CGI models. So using that and other official numbers as a basis and using very rough visual estimates to get some ballpark numbers, here is what I get for the Dreadnought Class if we take the Enterprise's length at 760 meters or 2,500 feet the length given in the "Experience the Enterprise" promotional feature from the 2009 film's advertising campaign. I am also using a deck chart I found for the new Enterprise (at her enormou
Star Wars freebies listHere is a list of free Star Wars figure/ Props found so far (with lots of help from people on the DAZ forum):Star Wars freebies list6 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.fwhsdesigns.com FWHS Designs - Lego Figures and Props (Jar Jar, Fett, Darth Vader, Obi Wan, Trooper, 2 Trooper helmets and Landspeeder), Dewback, Pit Droid, Biker Scout, John Malis's C3PO, udated C3PO (now CR2), Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade, Jabba's Sail Barge and Skiff, Millenium Falcon, Luke Skywalker Bespin outfit for David, Concept Jedi StarFighter, V-Wing, Jabba's Throne and Throne Room (by Xantor)
http://www.vanishingpoint.biz/ Vanishing Point - A'Sharad Hett's Lightsaber (by Dodger), AT-AT (Imperial Walker), AT-ST (Scout Walker), B-Wing Fighter, B-Wing Textures, Blockade Runner, Boba Fett's Blaster (by Dodger), Captain Panaka's Blaster (by Dodger), Chewba
The Resurrection of Mara JadeThe Resurrection of Mara Jade3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Resurrection of Mara Jade
Like millions of kids growing up in the 1980s, I spent many happy hours imagining what it would be like in the rosy future when George Lucas made new Star Wars movies. It was almost as difficult and delicious to imagine as adulthood.
Return of the Jedi came out in 1983, but many, many years would pass before we had new stories. In the meantime, we created our own stories with fan art, fan
Star Wars: A New HopeStar Wars: A New Hope10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Star Wars: A New Hope
The Empire Bargains
Who’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!
It has begun. Below you will find the trailer to the beginning chapter of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens,a new trilogy for a new generation. One well crafted 88 second trailer later, and it's just what we were hoping for. X-Wings, Tie Fighters, brand new Light Saber designs, the Millenium Falcon and just
Charles Snippy: COFFEESENTRY: 412:Charles Snippy: COFFEES4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This evening, I returned to into the City to fill out the reports about my first tour out into the Dead Zone.
Hopefully, they won't suddenly shut down the D.Z.T.R. Department and there will be more tours for me to "guide".
Today... was different.
A buzzing, hovering Hunter-Drone met me in the Airlock.
Must be a new thing.
Ah I see,
As I'm forever unable to access ANNET, someone up top must have programmed this contraption to follow me around, shouting things at me.
Thank you, whoever you are.
I never felt more ridiculous.
To top things off, I lost my coffee.
BIOMASS 117: DELAYSDeLays, wE WeRe DeLaYeD.BIOMASS 117: DELAYS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It Is MoSt StAnGe. OuR AvAtArS CoUlD noT fOcUs On CaPtAiN. ThEy CoUlD NoT CatCh It.
...It Has WaNdeReD OfF InTo ThE DeAD CiTy.
ThIs TrIaL Is A MoCkeRy WhEn ThE AcCcusEd CaN JuSt WaLK OfF.
ZeE CaPtAiN MuSt HaVe A WeAkNeSs, SoMeWheRe In ThE MeMoRy oF tHeSe ProPerTieS.
It WaS DiFfiCulT To TrAcK dOwN AlL InStaNcEs Of CaPtAin.
SoMeThiNg WaS InTeRfERiNg WiTh ThE ScAn.
SoMeThiNg ThaT DiD NoT BeLoNg iN ThE PaSt.
SoMeThiNg ThAt KePt MeDdLiNg WiTh EvErYtHiNg.
A WeApOn oF PoWer GrEaTeR ThaN tHe FuRnAcE Of ThE StArS.
An EmISsArY oF DeAtH, HiDdEn iN PlaIn SiGht.
BuT WhY? WhY DoEs DeAtH ItSeLf PrOtEcT tHe AcCuSeD?
We ToOk ToO LoNg. We AsSuMeD tHiS WoRlD wAs InAcTivE.
It WaS NoT.
The BiOmASs oF ThoUSaNdS CaNnoT NoT CoMpeTe WiTh A pLaNeTaRy DeFeNcE NeTwOrK iN PoSeSsiOn Of OrBiTaL IoN CaNnOns...
ThE UnIoN MuSt KnOw.
ThEy WiLl NoT Be PleAseD wItH OuR fAiLuRe.
ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3Zee Captain's note of summons had sealed my fate.ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-34 years ago in Personal More Like This
I felt a cold pull at my stomach. Something else was coming, re-awakened by the presence of Captain.
Something worse than the shuffling noises of the red beasts outside. The sound of falling cannonball.
Whatever that fleshy monstrosity was, it cared not for me, but it's presence here led ANNIE straight to me.
...And it came to pass on the morrow, that the goddess in the machine came upon me and she wanted vengeance.
She was online, the thermonuclear bombardment of the core databank cube had failed to shut her down.
She was still alive, after all these years.
The explosive crash-landing of the hunter machine through the old roof drew THEIR attention.
I was now between two wild beasts, out for my blood.
What was Protocol 1-1-3?
Memories of Directorate weapon codes lingered in my mind, poisoning my thought pattern.
Could it be?
...So this was to be my death.
ANNIE had let me know that she
Engie: awakeI felt scorching heat and vibrating pain.Engie: awake3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There was an endless buzz in my ears of massive shell-shock.
Crunching noise of the ground.
For a brief second I saw tiny mushrooms and flowers under me, but they quickly disintegrated into dust.
Impossible. Shock-Hallucinations. I haven't seen grass in so many years.
Crawl forward. Away. Away from the heat.
Farther. Come on Alex. Get up. Walk.
Something was wrong. I wasn't supposed to be alive.
...Ion Cannon interrupts all electronic impulses, no matter how small, effectively scrambling, disrupting all neural activity and shuts down the brain.
Sure, the walls of the little house protected me from the flames of ruptured atmosphere, but how is my mind still active?
Only one thing could have protected me. Something which could bend all known laws of physics at it pleased.
Could it be? The note?!
Could Seven's luck actually transfer onto others?
If this is true, then Seven could be the key to my
Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAROn StArDaTe 230387455652769 A TrIaL Has CoMmeNcEd, To EvaLuAte ThE LoSs oF InVaDer UnIoN Ship 4920-938Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAR4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It WaS DiScoVeRed ThEn,
ThAt ThE SiNgULaRitY KnoWn As CaPtaIn ComiTtED A SeRieS of CriMeS AgAiNsT The UniOn.
AnD So, By ThE OrDeR Of ThE InVaDeRs UniOn,
We WeRe SuMmOneD AnD
To ThiS WoRlD On ThE TeTrA-ViRuS SeEdS.
To InFeCt aNd To UnItE AlL LiViNg LoCaL MulTiCeLlULaRs As BiOMaSs 117, The MoSt UnStoPpaBLe aNd FaIr JuDgE oF AlL.
LifE alwAys fInDs a wAy.
WhilE wE scAnNed the
Nov.21/11It actually sickens me what people will say about you , like you aren't even real . I understand constructive criticism and even flat out rude comments don't bother me , but they do bother other people . On my latest photo , I was called anorexic , ugly , disturbing etc. As well comments like "why don't men look like men anymore?" What has society become that we find it socially acceptable to EVER talk to someone like that . If I didn't have thick skin that would bother me a lot more . But for the people it does bother , you could be taking away an innocent life by talking to someone like that . It just makes me so upset how we treat each other and that it's just going downhill . I have a project for you . Go to school/work tomorrow and go up to one person who could use a compliment and say something nice to them . Little things can make a big difference .Nov.21/114 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway I'm gonna take my anorexic body , caterpillar eyebrows , fake eyes , duck lips & mountain nose and embrace them .
Journal of the Whills: Unconventional Story Focus"Originally, I was trying to have the story be told by somebody else (an immortal being known as a Whill); there was somebody watching this whole story and recording it, somebody probably wiser than the mortal players in the actual events."Journal of the Whills: Unconventional Story Focus6 months ago in Personal More Like This
- George Lucas on Star Wars
I was inspired to write this by Linkara's recent review of The Star Wars comic which is an adaptation of George Lucas' third or fourth revision of his Star Wars script. As usually for Atop the Fourth Wall it's entertaining, inspiring, informative, and very funny: http://blip.tv/at4w/at4w-the-star-wars-1-7167952
So you have a collection of interesting characters people are enchanted by and an ongoing story that has rambled along for years. Whether it's a video game, a television series, a movie, a book or any other form of media there's going to be series fatigue that sets in if your universe is so confined or so expansive that the only way to keep it going is through contrivance. Like it or not so
Ax Cats are an open species!So I figured there was no real reason for me to keep Ax Cats a closed species, and in fact it would be better for me to have them be open to anyone.Ax Cats are an open species!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to create your very own Ax Cat! And please consider submitting your work to the Ax Cat folder on Toria-Art!
Please note that my usual "adoptables" rules still apply. I don't want any crazy colors, wings, silly tattoos/markings, etc. They can have war paint and maybe minimal piercings (though most of their body is covered in hard chitin scales). They can have bladed weapons attached to their legs, tail, or bonnet, or robotic light machine guns mounted on their backs (only the bigger, stronger ones, though), but nothing that requires manual operation. KEEP IN MIND THAT THEY ARE ONLY ABOUT AS SMART AS A DOG.
Ax Cats are also pack animals. A lone Ax Cat is a dead Ax Cat, as larger Torian creatures (such as the Torian Devil http://toria-art.deviantart.com/gallery/26680854#/d30y5gc ) will h
Shading Techniques Applied: Shading a PortraitShading Techniques Applied: Shading a Portrait10 months ago in Personal More Like This
My latest course on shading explains how to create realistic lighting using Photoshop. The beautiful part is that the information taught in the course applies to any subject and any medium. The shading techniques course is more than a slick demo or a Photoshop tutorial. It’s core, fundamental principles and concepts of realistic light and shadow.
In this article, I’ll demonstrate how to apply shading techniques to a portrait. See video below for a portrait shading demonstration from a recent ‘Draw With Chris’ Livestream. Photoshop is the medium used in the video. Oil paint is used in the demo for the text version below.
For complete, step by step breakdown, read on…
Portrait Shading Process
STEP 1: Smart observation
The first step is to make careful obse
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
SNIPPY: FLYING DAYENTRY 3647:SNIPPY: FLYING DAY4 years ago in Personal More Like This
November something something.
I've got to come up with a better system for telling what day it is. Maybe I could scrawl numbers on the back of my shoe? Nah, that sounds like something silly that Pilot would do.
I'm currently carrying a calendar that says 2012 on it, but I am pretty sure that these days aren't correct anyway to our year and Captain keeps scribbling things in the margins whenever I get distracted enough for the calendar to be snatched out of my hands. I found the calendar more or less intact and it's kinda impressive that it lasted from way back in 2012. It must have held some sort of personal importance to it's owner to seal it away in a plastic container with words "the Mayans were wrong, trust no-one!"
I've been trying to keep track of how old I am, but I keep forgetting to check off every day in the calendar or maybe captain is messing off with me by erasing my checkmarks.
Something tells me I shouldn't be telling Captain about my birthday anyway. I would
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE4 years ago in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE
The clone wars - C.Rex and Ahsoka GifsOkey, here's some collection about Captain Rex and Ahsoke Tano. Hope you likeThe clone wars - C.Rex and Ahsoka Gifs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Charles Snippy: DreamsEntry 382:Charles Snippy: Dreams4 years ago in Personal More Like This
My personal online psychiatrist is making me narrate this nonsense down on the chip embedded in my tooth in hopes that someday I may be cured of my "incompatibility" with ANNET, or at least possibly reduce the "mild psychosis caused by work-related stress" as she calls it.
I know that it's not going to happen. The problem is something genetic and while those goons in the genetics department would love to get their machines into my brain, I prefer the lack of sleep and headaches to lobotomy.
I seen the reports on their test subjects: "total neural shut-down", "subject resists integration with the net, increasing the signal strength lead to damage to the 85% of the frontal lobe."
Call me old fashioned, but I like my brain the way it is.
I've had that day-dream again. Day-mare is more likely.
A flash-mare? Not sure what to call these, really.
The transmitter towers dotting this bloody city are making my life difficult, but not as difficult as the fact that everyone expects me t
CAPTAIN: FORESIGHT TEST 1WHAT DID CAPTAIN REVIEW MOST INTIMATELY TODAY?CAPTAIN: FORESIGHT TEST 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
MAKE YOUR PREDICTION AND WRITE IT BELOW!
THEN, LOOK AT EPISODE 80 TO TEST JOO POWERS OF FORESIGHT!
HOW DID YOU DO?
DO YOU REQUIRE FORWARD VISION CORRECTION SURGERIES?
Art Appreciation 22 (Your going to love it)Art Appreciation 22 (Your going to love it)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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WhySnowWhiteTookAnotherBite by Kay-NoireColor therapy by malaladanila:thumb327308661:Gracefully II by MyLifeThroughTheLensCaelestis Luminis - Mystic Light Theater by Cloudwhisperer67
The Walking Dead comicsDo you feel cosy and comfortable sitting where you're sitting now?The Walking Dead comics3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's ruin it.
Despite being a story of people who usually make it, The Walking Dead comics aren't that positively oriented. What's positive about a world full of mindless brain-eating zombies with very few living healthy humans left? (Don't answer, I know that for some of you it's a paradise). Come and take a closer look at these comics from a diffrent way than usual.
The basics. The Walking Dead is a black and white monthly comic book series, written by Robert Kirkman and brought to its visual life by Tony Moore. These two guys are the creators of the serie, however, Tony Moore was replaced from issue #7 by Charlie Adlard (which didn't stop him from making the covers through issue #24). And, of course, there's also Cliff Rathburn, who's
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-26-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-26-153 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMay 26, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
We know it's Tuesday, but it sort of feels like a Monday and as such, we need more kittens. In fact we need a whole cup of them.
Curious Conan Plans
The producer of The Legend of Conan has stated that this new movie will be a direct sequel to the 1982 film, Conan the Barbarian. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be reprising his role as Conan and i
SNIPPY: NO ESCAPE?How can I escape fromSNIPPY: NO ESCAPE?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE MONSTROUS ARBITRATOR that wants to lobotomize my brain because of my crimes as "CAPTAIN"?
YOU ARE - Someone Worth Dying For!YOU ARE - Someone Worth Dying For!!! Rise up! Just Rise up!YOU ARE - Someone Worth Dying For!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
YOU ARE - Someone Worth Dying For!!! Rise up! Just Rise up!
Today is the day you say: "NO MORE!!! - I am someone worth dying for..."
Jesus said so and He stretched his arms on a Cross for you!