Yellow Calcite and the Hunt for the “Pineapple Crystal”

Today I will be showing a piece of yellow calcite I recently aquired for my personal collection. Calcite is the one of the most abundant minerals on the planet. It occurs in a great variety of forms and colors, and it constitutes a major portion of many of the earth’s rocks. The name calcite is from the Greek word “chalx” which means “lime”. This particular … Continue reading Yellow Calcite and the Hunt for the “Pineapple Crystal”

The scaly skin of the abelisaurid Carnotaurus sastrei – New info on skin & scales

More recent studies of the skin of Carnotaurus published in 2021 suggest that previous depictions of the scales on the body are inaccurate, and the larger feature scales were randomly distributed along the body, not distributed in discrete rows like in older artistic depictions and illustrations. There is also no sign of progressive size variation in feature scales along different areas along the body. The basement scales … Continue reading The scaly skin of the abelisaurid Carnotaurus sastrei – New info on skin & scales

New Tarantula – Pink Beauty Brachypelma klaasi

Last weekend, I aquired a tarantula from another hobbyist who unfortunately had to re-home her entire collection due to pet policies at their new apartment. Brachypelma klaasi was not one I was very familiar with. I have been in the hobby for a year now, and while the classic Aphonopelma is probably my favorite genus, I’ve been wanting to obtain some Brachypelma for a while. … Continue reading New Tarantula – Pink Beauty Brachypelma klaasi

Visual Effects & Music – Animorphs Speculation Post #2

I’m finally back again after nearly a month of procrastination (which I am really bad about), and I am terribly sorry. I’ve had some things (good things) happen during that time, but instead of putting it all in one post, which would be confusing (and because I don’t like to mix things like that very often), it will probably be broken down in a few … Continue reading Visual Effects & Music – Animorphs Speculation Post #2

Time Shuttle Mawson Disaster

The Time Shuttle Mawson disaster was a fatal incident in the International time-travel program that occurred on Tuesday, January 28, 2106, when the Time Shuttle Mawson, on an expedition to the Pleistocene Ice Age 34,000 years ago, returned to the present via automatic retrieval 12 days into its expedition, severely damaged and none of its seven crew members aboard, who were all ultimately pronounced dead … Continue reading Time Shuttle Mawson Disaster

What Do You Want in a Trailer? – Animorphs Speculation Post #1

Since the official announcement of an actual Animorphs movie nearly 9 days ago, my mind has been in a wild flurry of all sorts of questions. What will this actually look like? The art direction? The score? The live-action cast? The voice actors? How will certain elements (such as the iconic thought-speech) be portrayed, and sound like? But one thing in particular that’s guaranteed to … Continue reading What Do You Want in a Trailer? – Animorphs Speculation Post #1

“The Rift” – New Short Story Concept

Dangerous and unexpected things happen when the mind wanders… New short story concept I’d like to develop further… and apparently, I’ve made one too many visits to my favorite local park.. THE RIFT – Something strange resides in Martin Park. Carson knows it. He’s seen it. A tear. A fissure. A window, hardly visible to the naked eye. A doorway into bygones and have-beens. But … Continue reading “The Rift” – New Short Story Concept

There’s a fire inside of my chest and it won’t ever rest

After countless edits and overhauls and re-dos and fixes… and after causing me much grief and nearly making me rage-quit… out from development hell (well I mean not really, it’s still in development, just not so much in hell) comes another project of mine. The Eight have been taken… Nearly 20 years after the War, young Robert Noles inherits a peculiar device. It’s only purpose: to seek … Continue reading There’s a fire inside of my chest and it won’t ever rest