11:32am August 20, 2014


From left to right: Egyptian collar, Story, Imperia,  Orientalism II, and Venetian Fountain by harleyquinromantique

11:30am August 20, 2014


Soldiers’ Kit From 1066 to 2014
; More images here

(Thanks to one of the followers for sending this in!)

This cool

11:27am August 20, 2014




I love this

ok the 5th picture is phantom manor from disneyland paris…………i love when people have no clue what they are doing LOL

I would still live in there though

11:24am August 20, 2014

Sarah Lamb as Lise, La fille mal gardee, Royal Ballet.  Photo and copyright Bill Cooper


Sarah Lamb as Lise, La fille mal gardee, Royal Ballet.
Photo and copyright Bill Cooper

11:18am August 20, 2014


This appreciation post on the Luzon Bleeding-heart Dove is dedicated to princessofdragons. ;3 It was fun adding to what I knew of these guys (and I might be biased because of a certain dating sim game involving pigeons, which will of course be mentioned).

Information on the Luzon Bleeding-heart Dove:

  • They’re known for and named after the splotch of red feathers on their breast (which are more hairy-like in appearance and often cause an indentation). Many people have mistaken it for a chest wound.
  • Males tend to be bigger
  • There’s a character in the dating sim game Hatoful Boyfriend (play it now) named Anghel who is a Luzon Bleeding-heart Dove.
  • There are five species of bleeding-heart doves (the Mindoro Bleeding-heart, the Negros Bleeding-heart, the Mindanao Bleeding-heart, Luzon Bleeding-heart, and the Sulu Bleeding-heart). The most commonly known is the Luzon.
  • The female will pick where the nest should go, and the male will bring the material to her.
  • The male will chase the chicks away when they’re weaned.
  • They spend most of their time on the forest floor and only fly into trees for roosting purposes.
  • A clutch consists of two eggs.

Thanks for the request, princessofdragons! This was an interesting little research project. Next appreciation post is on lovebirds.~

Image sources (do not remove):
GrooveBox, Peter Stubbs, duffohyeah

Other outside sources:
World Association of Zoos

What a beautiful bird!

11:14am August 20, 2014

Old Town Hall - Bamberg - Germany (von NicoTrinkhaus)


Old Town Hall - Bamberg - Germany (von NicoTrinkhaus)

2:03am August 20, 2014

So lost. Right now I don’t know what to do. I feel as though I have wasted my life. Maybe it’s because I am jealous of my younger brother or of my friend who is an engineer. Maybe it is cause I still cling to my ex. I wish I could just things done like a robot.

1:54am August 20, 2014

I am sorry that don’t talk much on this blog. Sometimes I wonder how I have over 10 followers. I just want to say thank you for following me.

9:35am August 19, 2014
I love Terra from FF6. I hope they make a proper remake of it.

I love Terra from FF6. I hope they make a proper remake of it.

2:19am August 19, 2014


sterling gets it 

So deep

2:02am August 19, 2014



HEY YOU GUYS GUESS WHAT Bioshock: Infinite is out and I can finally show some of the visual development I did for the game! :D  Pretty excited over here.

Figured I’d start off with my dress design process for young Liz, since her alternate outfit has been getting a lot of coverage (no pun intended) over the past couple of months.  Irrational wanted a period- and age-appropriate look, so that’s what I was aiming for.  I’ve got some more stuff I can share out tomorrow, but I didn’t want to overload you guys with art posts. :)

-C, who is definitely picking up her pre-order after work

(Tremendous thanks to Jorge Lacera and the team at Irrational for briefly welcoming me into the fold- as a huge fan of the franchise I was blown away when they hit me up to do some concept work, and it was an absolute pleasure to contribute in even the tiniest way to what is looking to be an amazing game.)


Look at all the pretty options~

11:11pm August 18, 2014






Blue waves produced by bioluminescent phytoplankton: Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives, Florida Everglades, and Lakshadweep Islands off India.


AHhhh this is why I am a biologist. <3

YES to ALL the nature!!! :D

Pretty~ *A*

So beautiful!

11:08pm August 18, 2014
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10:46pm August 18, 2014

 When you want to give up


1. Remember why you started – what your reasons were. What was the “spark” that got you going, and inspired you to begin on the journey you are on?

2. List all the reasons why you can persevere, and make it to the end so you reach your goal. Remind yourself you have what you need to succeed.