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The SE giants project

The SE giants project

Note: Please read all content before asking questions. For a long time, I have found interesting the use of comparison charts to appreciate the size of many types of animals, especially the huge ones, both existing and extinct, both real and imaginary, even when if only are silhouettes, is always fascinating. I have also seen that this idea has been applied in some concepts of speculative evolution, in some cases for posthumans, in others, for creatures of own projects (I include myself in this) however, so far it seems that a has never been made a comparison chart about SE life in general, about the prominent organisms of any project. After

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TRAPPIST-1 / MANDO

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Artist // Student // Traditional Art
My Bio
(Yes, that's me with the 'roo)

Hail and well met, Earthlings! I am called Doug of House Marshall. SpyglassRealms is the moniker I operate under in some form or another across the web nowadays, though several places (such as here) retain my old nethandle, WorldBuildersInc.
As for what I do in my spare time, well, it's in the name, mate. I build worlds. I specialize in science fiction of most subgenres (particularly space-related), though I am known to dabble in fantasy as well. (I also make podcasts!)

Individual Universes:
Arcverse (TEMPORARY HIATUS)
The Diaspora (ONGOING)
Solaverse (EFFECTIVELY DISCONTINUED)
Sphaeraverse (TEMPORARY HIATUS)
Aedrynn (ONGOING)
Bleakworld (INDEFINITE HIATUS)
Kano (EFFECTIVELY DISCONTINUED)
Collab Projects:
The Land of Crundle with a number of contributors (PERPETUAL LIMBO)
The Adventures of [REDACTED] with a friend outside of dA (PRIVATE; RETCON HIATUS)
The Avalon Chronicles with :iconkilairney: (EFFECTIVELY DISCONTINUED)
:iconaristovrachos: founded by myself and :iconmidiaou: (INDEFINITE HIATUS)

I DON'T COME HERE OFTEN ANYMORE. FOLLOW ME ON MY OTHER PLATFORMS:
Instagram - www.instagram.com/spyglassreal…
Twitter - www.twitter.com/SpyglassRealms
Tumblr - spyglassrealms.tumblr.com/
WorldAnvil - www.worldanvil.com/author/Spyg…
Podcast Website - farsightmedia.squarespace.com/

Personal Discord Server: discord.gg/tYdtcU4
Worldbuilding Community Discord Server: discord.gg/BPMeG9m

And now: some stamps. Because stamps.
Arcverse Stamp by WorldBuildersInc SC Stamp v2 by WorldBuildersInc HAIL TARSWEH Stamp by WorldBuildersInc
Sci-fi addict by Maylar CYGNUS stamp by Wildegeist Super-Strike-10-fan-(New-Style) by AlexVanArsdale Hi Ho, Hyperdrive! Stamp by chill13 MSPA Stamp by angelblood Homestuck Stamp by Sinderish The Adventure Zone Stamp (1/2) by Raquel71558 :thumb617088374: Hitchhiker stamp by darthhomie1 Flying lessons by Maylar 42 by SafariSyd Knights Who Say Ni Stam by PyroStorm You Silly Kiiiinigit by Stock7000 The Weird Stamp by drag0nr1der Stamp - I'm crazy,deal with it by Rittik Evolution Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Atheist Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Space stamp by aquatic4l Astronomy Stamp by kailor Carl Sagan Stamp by elavoria Rise Against Fan by Dante3o3 Linkin Park Stamp by Sora05 Rush Stamp by AwesomeTheAmazing

Favorite Quotes:

"From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular interest. But for us, it's different. Look again at that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."
- Carl Sagan, The Pale Blue Dot

"The art of creating worlds and life of one's own is very old and is a common trait of many cultures. But it's also a very human thing that, deep down inside, we all want to create our own worlds and want to populate them with creatures of our own making. This can be as simple as having a neat house with your kid in it, but it can also be very complex if you have unlimited power -as you would in the realm of imagination. You could have anything you want. And that, I think, in an instinctive way, extends to the desire to make Nature in your own image. ...it's a very intuitive human thing to do this. We have a desire to see new life, and if we can't [find new life], we make it, and explore it."
- C. M. Kosemen

"A towel is just about the most massively useful thing any interstellar Hitchhiker can carry. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course you can dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough...."
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

“Science is interesting, and if you don’t agree you can f*** off.”
- Richard Dawkins

“I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”
- Neil Degrasse Tyson

Favourite Visual Artist
I watch people for a reason, you know! ;)
Favourite Movies
Interstellar, The Martian, Treasure Planet, Star Wars, Avatar (the alien one), Spaceballs, MPatHG, etc
Favourite TV Shows
COSMOS, A:TLA, Firefly, Round Planet, The Future Is Wild, BBC's The Hunt
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
GRIFFIN "BEATMASTER" MCELROY, Homestuck Music Team, Anberlin, Rise Against, Linkin Park, U2, Rush, etc.
Favourite Books
Literally anything by Douglas Adams, Rick Riordan, or Carl Sagan, Amulet series (Kibushi), the Space Odyssey series (Clarke), Expedition (Barlowe), etc
Favourite Writers
Douglas Adams, Carl Sagan, Rick Riordan
Favourite Games
TTRPG: D&D 5th Edition | Videogames: Minecraft, Godd Coward's Elder Scrolls V: Skrym
Tools of the Trade
Good ol' Paint.NET, recently experimenting with Krita, occasional traditional pencil media
Other Interests
TTRPGs, podcasts, astronomy, speculative biology, science in general

shes gone.

shes gone.

it hurts to say this, but... mum died today. and the mail came half an hour later, as usual. it’s funny; moments like these you feel like the world should stop, but it doesn’t. and we go forward.

New Projects and Platform Shift

New Projects and Platform Shift

Hey all. So as I'm sure you noticed, I don't really visit this site all that often anymore. After a long period of consideration, I've made peace with the fact that DeviantArt simply isn't my virtual home any longer, and hasn't been for quite some time now. It's been a fun and incredibly formative four-and-a-bit years, for sure, but I've moved to other places around the 'net. Some of you I see regularly in those other places, but most of you guys I've left behind, and while I really regret that and it was a difficult decision to make, I just can't devote my time here from now on. The social media platforms that I frequent nowadays are more in
Hey all. I’m sorry for dropping off the face of DA for so long. As sad as it is to say, I just don’t get any joy from being here anymore. I’ll keep my page up, and probably post big pieces when they’re finished, but I won’t be very responsive to comm...

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undeadishiNew Deviant
Love you work man, can't wait to see more!
ZaphkiellaneHobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday

Hey man, I just remembered when you did those fanart stuff for me back in the day, and was wondering how things are going?

 Happy Birthday to You.
BluAirSkyStudent General Artist
Hey, I can't believe it took me so long to find your page here! :D
Sanrou Digital Artist
Happy birthday!    :D