Son of a Geek

Son of a Geek (SOG) is 5 years old, but loves to borrow his mom's iPod, DS, PSP, Wii etc. Reviews in this blog are based on the both SOG's view and his mom's :P

channelfrederator:

Annie Award Winners
Congratulations to Frederator’s Annie Award Winners, and to all the nominees! 
Adventure Time - Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children’s Audience
Tom Kenny as the voice of Ice King (Adventure Time) - Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production
Congrats again!

channelfrederator:

Annie Award Winners

Congratulations to Frederator’s Annie Award Winners, and to all the nominees! 

Adventure Time - Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children’s Audience

Tom Kenny as the voice of Ice King (Adventure Time) - Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Congrats again!

dresdencodak:

Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where Zelda herself was the hero, rescuing a Prince Link. 

Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.

This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.

Hope you like it!

(for more info about this project, check out my FAQ)

Wow, this looks great!

attila:

mymodernmet:

O R I G I N Series by Ninjabot

Illustrations depicting the origin stories of famous fictional superheroes.

All of those are beautiful, worth a look… The typography of Batman, FF, and Spidey is inspired, but I’d still go with Gamma/Hulk on the one I’d want to frame.

infinity-imagined:

The gravitational orbit of any moon, planet, star or galaxy forms a helix, when you view it traveling through a time dimension.  A 3-dimensional helix is a ‘slice’ of the 4-dimensional shape of the orbit of a planet; X is a time dimension, Y and Z are space dimensions.  One 2D slice of a 3D helix is a circle, another is a wave.  One 3D slice of a 4D helix is a sphere; a planet in a specific moment of time.

Interesting patterns are revealed when you start thinking about the 4-dimensional shapes of objects through time.  One example I enjoy is the fractal nature of gravitational orbits.  Consider the 4D shape of the orbit of the Moon around the Earth through time; a helix.  The helix of the Moons orbit is ‘wrapped’ around the helical orbit of the Earth around the Sun.  The helices of the Earth and Moon are further ‘wrapped’ around the orbit of the Sun around the center of our Galaxy.  When Galaxies orbit each other another iteration is possible.  Because gravity causes the same behavior at different physical scales, a fractal pattern is generated.  Viewed from the ‘side’, with one space and one time dimension, orbits are fractal waves.  Viewed from the ‘top’ (two space dimensions) they are fractal circles.  A 3D slice in spacetime (XYZ) shows a helical fractal. The true 4D object is a fractal hyperhelix.

Another beautiful fractal in time is biology.  Every time a cell divides it creates a bifurcation or a ‘branch’.  The same thing happens whenever an organism reproduces, or at each speciation event.  All life is part of the same 4-dimensional fractal tree, extending back in time to the moment of abiogenesis.  When you consider your 4-dimensional shape it becomes clear that we are all part of the same fractal organism, wrapped on the spherical surface of a hyperhelix!

I have a difficult time explaining this concept, if you don’t understand it’s because I’m not doing a good enough job explaining.  I can see it perfectly in my mind, and I wish I could create visuals to show exactly what I mean.  If there are any visual artists (paper or CG) who understand and would like to help spread this concept, please contact me.  The same goes for any mathematicians who can clarify this!