We got our hands on the leaked script for Episode VII and boy is it nuts! And really short? We’re just glad to be a part of it.
I just started using Brackets and it’s beautiful.
live previews, designing in-browser
no need for wamp
everything is nice. this is better than the last three hamburgers i ate.
The secret behind the Rainbow Roses
I know, it seems a joke, the Rainbow Rose you see is real, but its coloring is man-made. While it is bizarre and unnatural, at the same time is incredibly beautiful.
Staining roses with dyes is a common practice to obtain flower colors that are not available in nature. However Rainbow Roses are most unusual because the petals of the same flower display various colors.
The technique for producing Rainbow Roses was developed by Peter van de Werken from River Roses®, a flower company located in Holland. It is an elegant application of basic knowledge of plant anatomy.
The different colors between petals are a consequence of phyllotaxy (the form by which leaves -or nodes in general- are arranged on the stem). In the case of roses the leaves are arranged in a five-ranked spiral, which means that when an imaginary line connects the various leaves a spiral is formed so that after two full rotations leaf number 6 is on the same vertical plan as leaf number 1. Petals are modified leaves and follow the same arrangement.
To obtain a flower with petals stained in different colors the stem is vertically cut into four equal parts and each quarter dipped in a different dye. The dye moves upwards through the xylem to the petals, which get a different color depending on their position in the spiral.
The technique is actually quite simple and can easily make at home. The only thing that could influence your results is the variety of rose you employ, since not all cultivar absorb all the different colorants perfectly. Here you can see a short video showing the technique (although the results are not the so fine as in the photo).
Photo credit: ©Houmr13
It’s funny. Intellectually, I understood that Thor being a woman was no big deal. But, it wasn’t until I saw the smile on my daughter’s face while wearing the toy Thor helmet that I GOT it. So, good on you Marvel. My little girl might be too small to get it. But other peoples’ little girls aren’t.
Tanner texted me that photo of his bebé along with most of that message yesterday, and I told him he should put it on Tumblr. I’m so glad he did.
I’m not naive. Marvel is a comics publisher owned by a heartless megacorporation so EVERYTHING THEY DO is a ploy to sell comic books and make money. But as far as ploys to sell comics go, diversifying the roster is pretty cool. And all the people I’ve worked with at Marvel have been sincerely committed to positive change through comics as well as making good art. So before you throw rocks at this, give it a shot. It’s sincere. But if you cannot bring yourself to care that is also cool.
Also Russel Dauterman and Jason Aaron are super good at their jobs.
Plus did you see that cute baby in the Thor helmet? I know that baby. We hang out.
let the shipping begin
"skyrim on PC is a completely different experience than consoles. the immsersive mods will change skyrim from not just a game but to an incredible experience that everyone needs to see for themsel-"
phrases like “i’ll be the distraction you go on ahead without me” generally do not have a tendency to end well
"i’ll catch up with you" no. no you probably won’t
"we’ll talk about this later" there is no later
"it’ll be alright" not for you since you just said that and doomed yourself
"We’ll all make it out of this alive, I promise!"
"Finally, tomorrow I get to retire!"
"Did I mention I have a wife and kids to go home to? Here, let me show you this family photo I carry on my person in every life-threatening situation."
"When this is all over, I’m going back to my homeland to get married."
- the legendary 1st episode of Tower of Druaga