'Doctor Who': 15 facts you probably didn't knowWho better to reveal the secrets of Doctor Who than an actual doctor? Meet Doctor Who expert Dr. Piers D. Britton. He might sound a Doctor Who expert we just totally made up, but he’s a real person who wrote a book on Doctor Who titled TARDISbound and teaches a class on the iconic show at the University of Redlands in California (if you’re a hardcore Doctor Who fan who had to sit through dull college electives, you’re probably feeling a surge of envy for Redlands students right now). With Doctor Who‘s eagerly awaited 50th Anniversary special “Day of the Doctor” set to be unveiled tomorrow on BBC America (2:50 p.m. ET), Dr. Britton reveals 15 strange and fascinating Doctor Who facts that you probably did not know.'Doctor Who': 15 facts you probably didn't know8 months ago in Personal More Like This
– Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat was initially opposed to Matt Smith’s wish to wear his now-iconic bow tie.
– All the Silurians seen since 2010′s “The Hungry Earth” are played by the same three actors
Color MeColor Me10 months ago in Personal More Like This
here are some drawings I'd like to see colorized.
if someone wants to colorize one or some, here are the rules:
send me the link in the comments of this journal;
put the link in the description of the original drawing of the coloriz
Win 100 points everyday(Easy rules + day 5 winner)NOTE: (THOSE WHO DID Followed RULES yesterday do not need to do it again, I will be updating the same journal to show each days winners( you dont have to do it if u dont like anything i do ,thanks)Win 100 points everyday(Easy rules + day 5 winner)1 week ago in Personal More Like This
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So yeah here is a new Contest ( I love doing this until my pockets are clean)
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This is a special Contest for fun, I will be selecting lucky winner each day giving out 100 points to winner..
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How to change your icons (Mac and Windows)UPDATEHow to change your icons (Mac and Windows)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
April 27th: Added Candybar to Mac section.
October 5th: Changed a typo.
So, I've been getting several questions about how to change your icons on Mac and Windows.
I've decided to link all of the guides into this journal here. I might edit this later for a FAQ if need be.
If the icons look small when you initially replace the icon, click a blank space on your desktop and scroll with the mouse wheel. It will make the icons bigger.
How to change a program's icon
How to change your Recycle Bin Icon
Step by step for changing a regular Windows icon:
1. Create a shortcut to your application on your desktop if you haven't already.
2. Right click on the shortcut, and then click on "Properties."
3. Click on the "Shortcut" tab, and click on "Change Icon." It'll show you a wi
PRESS RELEASE FROM DAVID KAWENA - update videoPRESS RELEASE FROM DAVID KAWENA - update video2 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Olivier Ciappa Uses the Image of The Marianne for his Own Political Agenda and Public Recognition
Olivier Ciappa has been sued for infringing rights of worldwide known visual artist David Kawena for attributing the design of the Marianne to himself and attaching FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenco as his inspiration source. Additionally, Ciappa has used the signature of French celebrities Carla Bruni, Gérard Depardieu, and Anouk Aimée, as well as none other than former French President, Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy (!) in order to support his own political agenda without their consent! ('Le Figrao')
Mr. Ciappa has knowingly infringed Mr. Kawena's copyrighted works and his moral right (Droit Moral), by identifying himself as the "Artist, creator of the new Marianne stamp" (Artiste, créateur du nouveau
Star Wars fan-animationHoly f**k!Star Wars fan-animation2 months ago in Personal More Like This
RPGs need to find a new angle.I’ve been skimming through previews of Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.RPGs need to find a new angle.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am so bored with the standard aesthetic of RPGs.
Swords, sorcery, European environments.
I’m sure that my weariness of these visuals stems from the fact I live in England, and that I grew up playing amid the ruins that scatter the borderlands of the North East. Ancient mounds, the remnants of Hadrian’s wall, fallen abbeys and frontier fortifications; because I see all that in REAL LIFE, I have no desire to wander digital versions.
Fable 2 and 3 are exceptions. Those are clearly fantasy versions of England, but they nod to different periods in history. 16th and 17th century rather than 11th and 12th. Flintlocks over chainmail. It adds something new.
I never bothered to finish Skyrim, but I’ve played Fallout 3 and New Vegas a dozen times, because the latter games are, to British eyes, a more exotic world. They are just as strange and foreign to me as a land l
Russian politics: the art of flimsy excuses.On the whole, believe there’s a difference between the people that run a country and the rest of the people who live within its borders. Politicians, regardless of where in the world they hail from, are generally bullies. You have to be a special kind of egomanic, self-serving prick to claw your way into a position where you have the power to put other people in harm’s way to benefit your own agenda. The only difference geography seems to bring is a level of subtlety. British politicians are slimy and insidious, American politicians rely on drama and theatre, and as we’ve seen over the last couple of days: Russian politicians are obsessed with proving they carry the biggest stick, at the expense of everything else.Russian politics: the art of flimsy excuses.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Of course, in order to prove you have a big stick, you have to actually use it. That’s quite difficult in this day and age. A couple of hundred years ago, a master of a people could just point to a spot on the map, say “Want!” and his army
'You're not Batman!'During the grand finale of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, the future Bat taunts Joker, causing the pasty-faced psycho to scream that line.'You're not Batman!'2 months ago in Personal More Like This
A line that is all I can hear when I look at the recently released photo of Ben Afflicted as he will be seen in Superman 2: The Quest for More Money.
I'm not gonna refer to him as "Batman" when discussing that movie. He's Ben Affleck. It's Superman Vs Ben Affleck, now.
(Edit: My problem isn't the costume. The costume is ace. It's the person wearing it.)
'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'Batman will be in Man of Steel 2, and, going by the reveal they did in San Diego, they're taking cues from the "Dark Knight" graphic novel.'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If so, I really hope they go the whole hog and make Batman old.
If it were my project, I'd write it so Batman had been at the crime fighting game for decades prior to the alien-in-tights showing up. With Superman around, what use is there for The Batman? The authorities have always been gunning for him, but the public had an uneasy tolerance. Now everyone see him as a dangerous liability.
Of course, Batman is the toughest, most cunning man on the planet. If you could just take him out, it would have been done by now. So Superman is asked to deal with him.
The whole story would be based around the conflict of ideals: both support the concept of justice, but while Superman has faith in the system, Batman sees it as totally impotent and has taken on the responsibility of supporting it on his own shoulders.
And Batman would win.
Batman ALWAYS wins.
RIP - H.R. GigerKooky Swiss artist and master of f**ked-up imagery, H.R. Giger, has died: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27390345RIP - H.R. Giger2 months ago in Personal More Like This
His work was brought to prominence, obviously, by the design of the titular Alien in Ridley Scott’s film, but he was also more or less the godfather of “biomechanical” science fiction/horror illustration.
I can’t say I was ever a real fan of his work. Most of it made my flesh crawl. It was art, but it was utterly repulsive.
Why mention his passing, then? Well, love or hate his style, its effect on the science fiction/horror genres is undeniable, and they wouldn’t be the same without him.
37 DaysI thought the BBC had lost its touch when it comes to drama, what with the cancellation (temporary, it now seems) of Ripper Street and the generally abysmal writing of a plethora of recent prime-time series, but they’re back on form with the 3 part 37 Days.37 Days4 months ago in Personal More Like This
It follows a number of politicians, particularly those of the British and German governments, in the days between the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the outbreak of hostilities in 1914.
The concept may sound rather dry, but watching the intricate lattice of alliances, treaties and family ties that existed across Europe 100 years ago crumble into war made for some rather tense drama.
If you’re a fan of either history or political thrillers (or fantastic moustaches), it’s highly worth a watch.
It is a little chilling to see how quickly things can fall apart.
BTW: The crisis in Ukraine started 16 days ago with the removal of President Yanukovych……just saying
How to interview a politician.A tiny snippet from Jeremy Paxman's interview with Silvio Berlusconi.How to interview a politician.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some might not know who Berlusconi is: he's a media tycoon, 3 time Prime Minister of Italy and is generally regarded as the face of political vice and corruption in Europe.
Many won't know who Paxman is: he's the brick that the BBC throw at people like Berlusconi. His questions being so blunt that it's nigh on impossible to wriggle out of answering them without looking more of a prat than you did at the start.
I'm pretty sure that Paxman also hates that fact that you, whoever you are, share the same planet as him:
These aren't outtakes. This stuff airs
Forget Zombies.Britain is currently facing a real epidemic.Forget Zombies.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It started in Northampton earlier in the year and has since spread to a number of other towns and cities around Fair Blighty.
The horrific Northampton Clown was the first. “Patient Zero”, if you will. He would simply….appear. Sometimes he would knock on doors and randomly offer to paint the window frames for the bemused resident (though he never seemed to carry paint or a brush). On another occasion, he emerged from a lake and handed out balloons.
Since this hellish creature first showed up, there have been a deluge of sightings, from right across the country, causing such a degree of distress that the authorities are issuing advice.
Squirrels....of DEATH.As a rule, I run under the assumption that if word of an outbreak or pandemic suddenly hits the news, it's already too late. With people moving across the world at the rate they now do, an incident can be reported on one side of the planet and by the time the networks broadcast it, the bug is probably crawling in through your living room window.Squirrels....of DEATH.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, when I hear that a squirrel just outside Los Angeles has been found dead and racked with The Plague, I get a little freaked out.
That's THE Plague.
You know: the one that killed 200 million people in Europe BEFORE the advent of mass transportation.
Now, there are plague animals running wild all over the place, and the Black Death can actually be treated at the moment, but the bacterium has been at large for centuries, giving it plenty of time to turn real nasty. Our antibiotics get less effective by the day, with the bugs they're used on becoming more and more resistant to them through misu
For your crimes....I spent the weekend playing through Saints Row 4. The full 20 Hour campaign.For your crimes....10 months ago in Personal More Like This
My penance for such indulgence?
"What kind of punishment is that?" some may ask. Gardening is supposedly therapeutic.
Not my garden.
Venturing out there is a bit like playing Jumanji.
Where's that machete?
......are those drums?
Diluting QualityBioshock Infinite was one of the few games I’ve completed and been quite happy to immediately start again from the beginning. So good was the story and immersive the universe it crafted that it was a joy to replay again and again.Diluting Quality2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It had that quality so rarely found in interactive entertainment: a satisfying end.
With most games striving to be epics, we’re usually left with the developers leaving the door wide open for a sequel that may never materialise, and no ending at all, or just a crap boss battle followed by the credits to act as a marker for when and where the budget ran out.
Bioshock Infinite had genuine closure and had given you all the information you needed over the course of the game to answer any lingering questions yourself.
It was a perfect, stand-alone product.
And then Burial At Sea comes along.
I was delighted at the thought of returning to Rapture and spending more time with Booker and Elizabeth, but now, having play
Yay for American Independence. No, really!An odd statement for a quasi-neo-imperialist to say, I know, but if the Colonials hadn't (justifiably) got shirty over lack of representation in Parliament, the British Empire would never have become the behemoth that it did.Yay for American Independence. No, really!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to the rebellion/revolution, the British Government changed the way it conducted itself so as to ensure such an incident would never happen again.
Had they not, a revolution similar to that seen in France, 1789, would have very likely occurred on home turf.
The French leadership maintained their "all powerful" fašade, and in assisting the American colonies, spent a fortune. This further angered their already irate people, who, in seeing that it could be done, decided to have a little revolution of their own.
So, with the economy booming thanks to renewed transatlantic trade between Fair Blighty and the newly formed United States and with Britain's arch enemy France focused on tearing itself apart, there was nothing to stop the Empire's expansion.
By 1922, i
Titties? DENIED!I honestly can't remember the first pair of boobs I ever saw. They were probably in an Arnie film, or some other 80s action flick, as every such movie back then had at least one moment when a random, busty extra got them out for a second or two (track down the one from Commando. It's f**king hilarious).Titties? DENIED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First porn mag was one I found by accident.
First soft-core flick was stumbled upon by channel surfing late at night when no one else was around.
You really had to work for your porn in the days before the internet, so it's no surprise that people of 2013 get a little twitchy when the government announce plans to restrict access to it.
I agree that kids shouldn't see certain content, but I disagree that them doing so causes the "corruption/corrosion" some folk claim. That stems from kids not being told about what they're seeing, and has less to do with the media they're exposed to and more to do with sh*t parenting.
You don't want your kid se
Molestine XDso I have been seeing these things on Da recently.. something called Moleskine...Molestine XD3 months ago in Personal More Like This
and i never knew what it was until my friend told me it was like a sketchbook.
so what is so special about it?
well clearly people drew stuff in it with markers and with copics, some even with acrylics so it must have some really high quality paper.
so my husband and i, on our way to my parents house for the Easter, came across a bookstore that sold these. so we decided to give them a try
also lol inside they even have the-- if found return to.. and reward.. lol i just couldn't resist putting something far more valuable XDDD
and wow.. I'll be damned, the paper looked really thin, but it never bled over to the other side O_O IM GONNA MOLEST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS MOLESKINE. with markers of course XD
oh and also.. Easter was a blast spent with family.
my hubby drew me a Vlad on one of the eggs, so ofc i had to return a favour by drawing Ally on his XDDD
The legends were true?!Geek culture has many myths and legends, ranging from fabled disks and cassettes containing unreleased sequels of beloved games to Easter Eggs found only within the code of early versions of certain titles.The legends were true?!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The most well known of these legends, the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, The Excalibur of Geek mythology, is that of the lost E.T. Cartridges – arguably the worst video game in history - buried somewhere in the New Mexico desert.
Now, they’ve been hiding unwanted stuff out in the deserts of America as far back as 1923. When filming finished on Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, they worked out it’d be cheaper to just bury the set than dismantle it. This lent the E.T. Cart legend a little credibility, but even I was skeptical of anything ever being found….
….my word, Indy! My word!
Starting my new job at HBO!so I just now realized that I haven’t mentioned my new gig- I’ve officially started my first week at HBO! I can’t talk about what we’re working on, exactly, but it’s exciting stuff; after five (admittedly amazing) years at Microsoft, I think I was ready for a change.Starting my new job at HBO!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to all the well-wishers who’ve already reached out- I may be a little busier than usual over the next couple months, but now you know why.
Spam Spam Spam SpamWaaaaaay too many of those irksome advertising links have been cropping up amid the comments on my work.Spam Spam Spam Spam1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is there nothing DA can do about them?
"I don't like spam!" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_eYSuPKP3Y&featurelayer_detailpage#t=11s
(In my mind, people posting spam are now dressed like Vikings)