Lee Pace auditioned for Peter Quill/Star Lord.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Forget Google Glass, Android Wear, Smartwatches or contact lenses that give you night vision. Instead let’s talk about the awesomeness that is this 17th century Chinese abacus ring. It’s wearable tech from the Qing Dynasty, perhaps the world’s oldest smart ring.
Measuring a mere 1.2 centimeter-long by 0.7 centimeter-wide, the miniature abacus is a fully functional counting tool, but it’s so tiny that using it requires an equally dainty tool, such as a pin, to manipulate the beads, which are each less than one millimeter long."However, this is no problem for this abacus’s primary user—the ancient Chinese lady, for she only needs to pick one from her many hairpins."
THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME
Out of the roughly 1071 pages of comics that make up Miyazaki’s NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, there is, exactly, one panel without a border (called, sometimes, “full bleed” although in a black and white book like this, I’m not sure the same would apply, and besides, it’s manga and i have…
So it turns out driving through the Black Hills and trying to see all the cool shit doesn’t leave you a lot of time (or wifi) to check tumblr.
And at the end of a day, if you’re regretting a post you made at four in the morning with a head full of snot and personal problems plus one heavy sleep debt? You kinda don’t want to.
But I spoke with some friends (who have the patience of saints). I’m working through at least some of the stuff that had been bothering me, with their help. My throat is clearing up, and I got some sleep last night.
And today I got to drive slowly through a herd of buffalo crossing the road before parking next to a visibly pregnant wild burro who let me pet her fuzzy ears a whole bunch, and goddamn it there’s nothing that could make that feel any less amazing.
I’m catching up on people’s replies when I can—cogent, thoughtful stuff—but since tumblr’s mobile app is shit and I’m too cheap to shell out for Xkit’s, carrying on a conversation is stupidly difficult and occasionally impossible. But I wanted you to know I’m listening, and I’m not ignoring anyone. (To my knowledge, anyway; the tumblr snake is often hungry for asks and mail.)
And now: pictures of burros.