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Dragons: Common Species
What do dragons look like? Where are they found? What are their habits? With so many types of dragons to learn about, a field guide is very useful. Unfortunately, accurate field guides are very rare and very expensive. For this reason, I have compiled the characteristics of three of the most common dragons.
How Would You Survive Without the Internet Today?
How long could you go without all modern forms of communication? 3 minutes? 30 minutes? 3 hours? Well, tens of thousands of us here in South Louisiana have been living through quite an experience - and an experiment in living without perhaps the linchpins of modern life and work - namely reliable cell service and easy access to the Internet.
Who Created Princess Leia’s Aesthetic?
Star Wars is one of the most iconic films in American history. This is due to both great storytelling and the timeless costumes. And as with all great works, fans are always curious about the origins of their favorite works, and Star Wars is no exception. Whether it’s drawing links between Star Wars and other sci-fi works like Dune or Perry Rhodan, or other inspirations such as Seven Samurai, it is easy for one to see that George Lucas’s sci-fi epic was not created in a vacuum. However, one of the most iconic looks of the first film (now episode IV), Star Wars: A New Hope, is Princess Leia’s hair. And as such, it has been the subject of much speculation since the film was released. The goal of this article is not to rehash old articles or detract from how others interpret Star Wars through their cultural lens. But rather, it is an attempt to ponder the actual origins of Princess Leia’s look and offer new evidence as to its providence.
Davros to Make Epic 'Doctor Who' Return in Blockbuster Series 13 and Easter Special Revealed
Doctor Who has been all about change from the day it began in 1963, and since then we’ve welcomed plenty of new Doctors, new TARDIS’, new Master’s and new enemies. Once again, it’s time for change as Jodie Whittaker is stepping down as the Thirteenth Doctor after a trio of specials in 2022. Current showrunner, Chris Chibnall, will also be leaving the show, making room for a new Doctor and headwriter.
Author's note: Space Maestro takes place on the colonization spacecraft The Giant Leap, introduced in Space Diner Proposal and referenced in Alien Honeymoon and Big Earth Journals. You are invited to acquaint yourself with the craft and some of the characters by reading those stories here on Vocal:
I normally wouldn’t wake up in the middle of the night, especially since I could sleep through most of my alarms. However, I knew something was wrong when I felt a heat of the light toasting my eye lids. When I came to, the first thing I remembered feeling was my stomach turning. I felt like I was sleeping on the ceiling while my body was on solid ground. The second thing I remembered was seeing the green light flooding my room. I could tell the source came from outside and was moving. And yet it was as if the light itself was leaking into the room, contorting itself into a myriad of shapes, glowing in corners where not even sunlight goes. It beckoned me to follow it, to spring out of my bed. I knew then my time in this capsule on this moon had come to an end.
NASA Photographs Capture The Monsters Of Pluto
The New Horizons spacecraft has carried a collection of imagers, spectrometers, radiometers and telescopes around the sun, past Jupiter and on, some 4.79 billion kilometres in nine and a half years to the farthest shore of our solar system, where its eyes have measured rays and thermals, plasma and colour, solar wind, atmosphere, chemistry, geology and dust.
How George Lucas' Wife Was Erased From History
When one thinks of the mighty franchise that is Star Wars, the mind will almost always think of George Lucas. This is the man millions of fans have to thank for introducing us to the galaxy far, far away after all. What many fans don't know though, is he wasn't the only "Lucas" involved. There was another who helped him conceive his ultimate vision. Her name was Marcia Lucas, and she was his wife.
Kendra and Lil
Wearing the heart-shaped locket wasn’t required for Kendra’s clone to function. It was more of a memento or possibly a form of advertising, that the clone company included with the delivery of Lil, the name she had chosen for her new arrival. Kendra immediately fastened the delicate chain around her own neck. The locket itself was slightly corny – the clone company’s logo engraved on the outside, the left side of the open locket containing a photo of Kendra, the right side containing a photo of Lil.
Who Was the First Mortal Woman on Earth?
One of the most well-known and interesting Greek myths that continues to fascinate people up until this day, is the one about Pandora and her mysterious box. What many people don’t know is that Pandora was the first mortal woman on earth, created by the gods as a punishment for humanity. This article analyzes both Pandora’s myth and its symbolic meanings.
The Most Strange and Disturbing Things in ‘Star Wars’
“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Lord Vader’s famous line from A New Hope shows the Sith Lord’s disdain for Admiral Motti’s unwillingness to believe in the power of the Force. However, this is by far not the only thing that was disturbing in the galaxy far, far away. For movies that are more or less modern fairy tales marketed primarily towards kids and young adults, they actually do contain quite a few things that are either strange or disturbing or both.
A Million Dollar Wine From Space
This wine is from out of space, and it's not my imagination. I literally mean every word of what I just said. I repeat, "This bottle of wine is out of this world, literally." And the price it commands is suitably stratospheric.