# Cloudmarsh

ITS UP BYE

laughingpinecone said: ESHER

He might have failed the Quest, the terrible journey to which Yeesha had set him, hoping that he would free the animals, but he knew how the game was played now: what she wanted, and what he did. When the right candidate came, he would shape and teach, guide them to doing the right thing - giving him control over the Tablet. And then he would rebuild D’ni, and they all would see.

A Brain-Like Building Turned into a Twisting Video Mapping Light Show

AHHHHH ITS LIKE MY WINDOWS 98 SCREEN SAVER

wow when i look at this i realize it is a place i like to see

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TAGS: math / gif /

Moire Patterns and Poemotion

From Wikipedia: “In physics, mathematics, and art, a moiré pattern is a secondary and visually evident superimposed pattern created, for example, when two identical (usually transparent) patterns on a flat or curved surface (such as closely spaced straight lines drawn radiating from a point or taking the form of a grid) are overlaid while displaced or rotated a small amount from one another”.

You probably see moiré patterns every day! We are surrounded by grids and lines that can overlap to form these patterns. Maybe you’ve seen a television show that had a character wearing a striped shirt that looked a little bit like this. Or maybe you’ve seen overlapping mesh. Mesh can form very visible moiré patterns. I created a gif from Paul Nylander’s video of an IKEA waste basket displaying very obvious moiré patterns:

Moire patterns can be used to create art. Above are GIFs of a book called Poemotion created by a Japanese designer named Takahiro Kurashima. It’s pages are filled with an assortment of patterns. From Poemotion’s publisher, ”Poemotion is an interactive book-object. The abstract graphical patterns in this small volume are set in motion as soon as you move the attached special foil across them. Moiré effects allow complex forms to develop, set circles in motion and make graphical patterns vibrate.” Click here to watch a very cool Vimeo about Poemotion

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Preparing my body and mind for the Korra finale, because I basically spent all of last episode (and like three hours afterwards, let’s be real) going ZAHEER NO and hyperventilating into my hands. I am an adult.

Oh cool it’s some awesome fanart for my favorite sho-WAIT A SECOND.

When I was five, I made a drawing of my dad. He was a shouting circle with angry eyes and a big mouth with terrifying teeth. Everyone though it was funny, and that it was not a big deal that a five year old girl saw her father like that… Of course he didn’t like it, and all my life I remembered that drawing feeling guilty and thinking “poor dad”.

When I was thirteen, my brother made fun of me saying I was like Mr Burns who doesn’t like to be touched. All I could do was smile and stay silent; I couldn’t tell him how I actually like getting hugs from other people. It’s just him that always makes me feel bad, even if I try and believe me I do, I just can’t feel comfortable around him. And I always felt guilty thinking there was something wrong with me and feeling like a horrible sister.

When I was eighteen, my boyfriend grab my arm and shouted at me, because I say hi to a friend of mine he didn’t know. He got jealous and told me I was a bad girlfriend and a horrible person… And I believed him. I cried and said I was sorry -I really was- and I never saw that friend again.

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We live in a very sick world that doesn’t teach us how to defend ourselves. So please hear me when I say this:
If someone is making you feel bad, it’s because they are wrong. Not you. You just have to stand up and realize how awesome you are. Because you are, I’m serious. You are human; of course you make mistakes. But you are awesome and you deserve respect.

And some people will tell you that is not a big deal, or that you should forgive abuse because they are family, or that “he just got jealous, that’s romantic”. No. Don’t listen to them. They’re just scared because they’re not used to someone defending themselves. The truth is that if someone makes you feel bad, then they don’t deserve you.

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I wish I had someone who told me this when I was younger. Because all my life I felt like no one could actually love me or care about me. But hey, you know what? I’m also an awesome woman and now I see that of course someone can love me, even if I met people who made me feel bad. That’s not my fault. There’s nothing wrong with me and there’s nothing wrong with you. You are awesome and you deserve to be happy.

#RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition Day/Night Cycle

Somebody who can make gifs has to make this a gif! How is a gif of this not out there somewhere already!

## ↑↑↑↑↑ I TOTALLY MEAN THAT, C’MON PLEASE IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL

Here! i tried!

sorry its so fast. it was the best way to get it below tumblr’s gif size limit and not sacrifice all the quality

OMG YESSS THANK YOU, FUCK THAT’S AWESOME

(ps. please also make that slower one if you wanna, fuck tumblr’s limits! :P)

ah! there we go

turns out the limit only applies to images hosted on tumblr -3-  (solution: host on giphy.com)

now it’s both larger and proper speed! ur welcome

## THAT’S SO PERFECT, NOW I NEED ONE OF THOSE DIGITAL PHOTO FRAMES JUST FOR THIS GIF

(and while it is too big to upload as an inline image on tumblr, it is fortunately not too big to use another way…)

D20 “Crits or Fails” coin, releasing at Gen Con 2014, designed by Lynda Mills.

100% Dungeon Bastard approved.

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#Riven - Tay Age Painting, by Vasily Potapov

TAGS: Tay! / myst /