Just finished up a couple of baby blankets for a friend’s baby shower this weekend. I’ve never done a quilting project before, so it’s a little surprising they turned out as nice as they did. Both blankets are made out of flannel, with a layer of low-loft batting in between. Both blankets are roughly…45” x 60”? Whatever “crib size” is.
A few weeks ago a robin decided to nest on our fence door (of course) and I snuck by every now and again to see how they were doing. This little fledgling in particular ended up spending a day or two stuck in the backyard while it’s feathers got long enough to fly with.
Three more kittens came in on Thursday—two male b&w and a female calico. This group is a bit younger than the rest, but they should still be ready to go before we leave on vacation. Right now though they’re a little hard to photograph.
Also, apparently their concept of eating involves them shoving their head and paws into their food and hoping for the best. That’s fun to clean up.
I’m not sure if this was already posted here in Tumblr but oh well.
Rockman (Megaman): Beat Dr. Wily
Children’s Story book
Since it was translated from it’s Japanese format, read the book from right to left!
Oh, hey, I remember scanning this in.
Actually took care of this a few days ago, but just now got around to posting about it.
Finished fixing up more of the archive. Now with all of the Appalachian Man story fixed up, more than half the archive is decent now.
The Reverse Map of the World - If land masses dominated instead of water
This is interesting, but for the entirely wrong reason.
The theory of plate tectonics wasn’t really a thing until the 1960s when we could finally start mapping the ocean floor. The IDEA of “super-continents” and subducting earth had always been around in one form or another, but the proponents of such ideas were typically dismissed at nutty romantics (mentioning things like Atlantis or the Biblical flood didn’t exactly help their case). They had no real proof at the time, so—whoop!—out the window they went. There were other ideas—like floating continents and magnetic pushing—but these ideas could never generate enough information to be formalized into a proper theory.
First was Contractional Theory—the idea that the earth was slowly cooling off, thus shrinking and pushing/pulling the earth like the drying skin of a fruit. But this didn’t explain irregular mountain range locations or earthquake patterns.
Next was the Expanding Earth theory—which stated…you know what? Screw it. EE theory involves the dilation of the space-time continuum. I know it was the 50’s and applying hyper-convoluted crap to everything was trendy, but if you have to ignore piles of well-established measured data just to get your theory to *possibly* work then you might very well need to lay off the Mary Jane.
But, yes, sea floor mapping. It was the concrete evidence “drifters” were looking for—pretty damning evidence at that. We’ve since added more data to the pile via deep sea exploration and satellite imagery. Also, all the data gathered from the past makes perfect sense now. It’s funny how sea floor mapping really was the missing piece of the puzzle.
I’m not saying that the artist is holding to some outdated scientific theory. This is clearly just a cutesy art piece (where’s the Ring of Fire? ;__________; ), but it’s interesting to look at from a non-artistic background. There clearly aren’t any plates, but they still have mountains. CE theory doesn’t work because there are still too many patterns present in formation distribution and CE only works if everything is random. EE doesn’t work because it is caca. To say the least something very, very terrible has happened to this world.
It would be somewhat interesting to make such a map with a bit more geologic basis. What *would* the earth look like inverted in such a manner?
Pics of the most recent batch of foster kittens.