“Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.” (YouTube)
I’ve been fairly sceptical of this film since it was announced, but this trailer has finally pushed me into the “I want to see this film” camp. It looks set to combine comedy, action, gratuitous violence, and lots of breaking the fourth wall, and I’m loving it. It also bears no relation to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as although Wade Wilson was present in that (also played by Ryan Reynolds), the film X-Men: Days of Future Past reset the timelines, allowing this Deadpool film to be Deadpool’s origin film. Makes sense, right? Onwards!
“What’s happening behind those houses? Pictured here are not auroras but nearby light pillars, a nearby phenomenon that can appear as a distant one. In most places on Earth, a lucky viewer can see a Sun-pillar, a column of light appearing to extend up from the Sun caused by flat fluttering ice-crystals reflecting sunlight from the upper atmosphere. Usually these ice crystals evaporate before reaching the ground. During freezing temperatures, however, flat fluttering ice crystals may form near the ground in a form of light snow, sometimes known as a crystal fog. These ice crystals may then reflect ground lights in columns not unlike a Sun-pillar. The featured image was taken in Fort Wainwright near Fairbanks in central Alaska.” (APOD)
Stunning photograph by Allisha Libby, featured today on APOD. It’s such a shame how there are so many natural phenomena that so few people get to see and experience in real life. Although photographs and the internet have made every inch of our world (and beyond) accessible, it must be truly incredible to witness something like light pillars naturally.
Beautiful picture. Onwards!
Posted in Photography, Science
Tagged Alaska, Allisha Libby, APOD, Astronomy Picture of the Day, Fairbanks, Fort Wainwright, ice crystals, light, light pillar, photography, Sun
Frank Turner – Mittens.
Frank’s latest single from his album Positive Songs for Negative People, and it’s the fantastic Mittens. I realise I have posted this before, but that video is now private and unavailable, and seeing as this is the official video, here it is! Onwards!
Every Single Word is a phenomenal site. It shows every single word spoken by a person of colour in popular mainstream films, and it’s shocking to actually realise how little that amounts to.
The creator, Dylan Marron, talked about his project and Why Stories Matter at NerdCon:
It’s eye-opening, important, and needs to be addressed, especially considering the whitest of white Oscars we’ve just had. Hopefully, with more publicity, Every Single Word can enact a change in Hollywood. Onwards!
“Faith Connors is a self-assured thrill-seeker and one of the best Runners in the city of Glass. But Faith’s carefree days are numbered. As she crosses paths with the evil Gabriel Kruger and the city’s oppressive Conglomerate, Faith finds herself running for something far more important. Playing Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, you’ll experience a rich storyline with a heroine-to-be fighting for both the city and herself. Use the fluid movement and your combat skills to be the Catalyst of change.” (YouTube)
Beautiful and poignant story trailer for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. I’m really intrigued as to how this game will play out. I loved the first game, with its freedom of movement and speed. This will hopefully improve upon that, and add a deeper story to the mix as well. It will be released in a few months, so not long now to wait. Onwards!
Jean-Luc Ponty – New Country.
I randomly heard this tune on a French online radio station called FIP, and instantly fell in love with it. I really like how upbeat it is, with the ever pulsating drums and spot-on violin playing. Onwards!
“Spacecraft Rosetta continues to circle and map Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Crossing the inner Solar System for ten years to reach the vicinity of the comet in 2014, the robotic spacecraft continues to image the unusual double-lobed comet nucleus. The featured image, taken one year ago, shows dust and gas escaping from the comet’s nucleus. Although appearing bright here, the comet’s surface reflects only about four percent of impinging visible light, making it as dark as coal. Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko spans about four kilometers in length and has a surface gravity so low that an astronaut could jump off of it. With Rosetta in tow, Comet 67P passed its closest to the Sun last year and is now headed back to the furthest point — just past the orbit of Jupiter.” (APOD)
It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about Rosetta and comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but APOD today released a brilliant image of the comet. It looks beautiful, and I would like to see what the comet looks like now, rather than how it looked one year ago (when this was taken). Either way, it’s awesome. Onwards!