alpha-beta-gamer:

Interloper is beautiful looking 2D real-time strategy game where you take control of alien tribes and battle for territorial control over a peaceful vegetated land.  Every piece of land you claim for your tribe provides a strategic advantage by providing more and better unites for you to send to the battlefield.

In Interloper you challenge other players for controlling lands and domains, and spread your tribe’s influence in competitive online multiplayer matches.  You can also connect to power sources to produce drones that block your enemies path and protect your claimed lands.  It’s a great looking game and a unique take on the RTS genre set in a neon alien wonderland.

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breezybree:

Special effects artists talk of beauty passes, model makers talk of happy snaps. After countless hours of work, it is usually the last thing that is done before the finished model is created and delivered to the client. Here are some happy snaps of the Starship Voyager and her model maker Tony Meininger.

Taken from “A Vision of The Future: Star Trek Voyager” Stephen Edward Poe 1998 (X)

Fandom stats: orphaned works on AO3

fleetwood-mouse:

destinationtoast:

When authors no longer want to be associated with their AO3 fanworks, or when they want to delete their account but not their works, they can choose to orphan them.  At that point, the author is listed as orphan_account.  Following up on fleetwood-mouse’s question (and some helpful responses from other readers), I decided to take a closer look at the orphaned works on AO3.

HOW MANY ORPHANED WORKS ARE THERE ON AO3?

As of September 1, 2014, there are 8083 orphaned works on AO3 — that’s less than 1% of the total works on AO3 (0.64% of the approximately 1.27M works).

WHICH FANDOMS HAVE THE MOST ORPHANED WORKS?

The top 10 fandoms with the most orphaned works are among the most popular on AO3:

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However, if we add in the number of un-orphaned works, we can see that some of these fandoms are disproportionately orphaning works:

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Homestuck, One Direction, and The Hobbit have especially high rates of orphaning works (2.2%, 2.1%, and 1.4% respectively).  But keep in mind that in some cases, a single prolific author (or a few) choosing to orphan all their fic could be responsible for a large proportion of these works. 

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I love following toasty — if you are not following toasty, you absolutely should be!

dabacahin:

A resurrection engine
“Moss grows where nothing else can grow. It grows on bricks. It grows on tree bark and roofing slate. It grows in the Arctic Circle and in the balmiest tropics; it also grows on the fur of sloths, on the back of snails, on decaying human bones. Moss, Alma learned, is the first sign of botanic life to reappear on land that has been burned or otherwise stripped down to barenness. Moss has the temerity to begin luring the forest back to life. It is a resurrection engine. A single clump of mosses can lie dormant and dry for forty years at a stretch, and then vault back again into life with a mere soaking of water.”
— from The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
(Photograph: Dendroligotrichum dendroides, or “giant moss,” by Felipe Osorio-Zúñiga. Thank you, Mr. Zúñiga and UBC Botanical Garden.)

dabacahin:

A resurrection engine

“Moss grows where nothing else can grow. It grows on bricks. It grows on tree bark and roofing slate. It grows in the Arctic Circle and in the balmiest tropics; it also grows on the fur of sloths, on the back of snails, on decaying human bones. Moss, Alma learned, is the first sign of botanic life to reappear on land that has been burned or otherwise stripped down to barenness. Moss has the temerity to begin luring the forest back to life. It is a resurrection engine. A single clump of mosses can lie dormant and dry for forty years at a stretch, and then vault back again into life with a mere soaking of water.”

— from The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

(Photograph: Dendroligotrichum dendroides, or “giant moss,” by Felipe Osorio-Zúñiga. Thank you, Mr. Zúñiga and UBC Botanical Garden.)

allamaraine:

When it comes to profit, this female is a better Ferengi than you’ll ever be! // Suga Mama: An Ishka Fanmix [listen]

Respect - Aretha Franklin // You Don’t Own Me - The Blow Monkeys // Nine to Five - Dolly Parton //  Money, Money, Money - ABBA // Material Girl - Madonna // Rich Girl - Gwen Stefani feat. Eve // Beautiful Dirty Rich - Lady Gaga // Suga Mama - Beyoncé // Fire In Your New Shoes - Kaskade feat. Dragonette // Fashion - Lady Gaga // Bingo (Diplo Mix) - M.I.A. // Run The World (Girls) - Beyoncé // Primadonna Girl - Marina And The Diamonds //  National Anthem - Lana Del Ray 

allamaraine:

When it comes to profit, this female is a better Ferengi than you’ll ever be! // Suga Mama: An Ishka Fanmix [listen]

Respect - Aretha Franklin // You Don’t Own Me - The Blow Monkeys // Nine to Five - Dolly Parton //  Money, Money, Money - ABBA // Material Girl - Madonna // Rich Girl - Gwen Stefani feat. Eve // Beautiful Dirty Rich - Lady Gaga // Suga Mama - Beyoncé // Fire In Your New Shoes - Kaskade feat. Dragonette // Fashion - Lady Gaga // Bingo (Diplo Mix) - M.I.A. // Run The World (Girls) - Beyoncé // Primadonna Girl - Marina And The Diamonds //  National Anthem - Lana Del Ray