at the midpoint

somewhere between actually working and actually resting. this blog is for stuff about ball-jointed dolls and other artwork, with smatterings of science and literature. Also, anthropogenic climate disruption is a real thing.

troublesome-acronym:

adrenaline-addiction:

troublesome-acronym:

bjdconfessions:

I wish Iplehouse sell their heads separately. I don’t like Iplehouse bodies, they’re big and look like porn stars,

Image by BJDConfessions

I always hear that Iplehouse dolls look like porn stars. I don’t think these people have ever actually seen porn. Iplehouse dolls look like tall, thin, healthy adult women.

But I definitely agree that Iplehouse should sell their heads and bodies separately! I wish every company did. It’s such a pain to find a split.

My dolls do not look like porn stars oh my fucking god

I mean, porn stars are adult women. Maybe some porn stars look like Iplehouse dolls, because Iplehouse dolls do look like adult women.

I’m sure OP didn’t intend it to come across this way, but the confession comes across as both derisive towards women in the sex industry (who are, in fact, human women just like you and I, whether or not you support their industry and career) and somehow trying to confer vulgarity on women who have noticeable breasts and hips, which is a little scary. Looking childlike does not come with moral superiority, and having a more womanly figure does not come with hypersexuality.

Again, I doubt OP meant it to come across that way and I have nothing against them!,but it’s important to note this all the same.

Curvy adult woman reblogging for commentary.

Common Minerals: Lifeblood of the Economic System, Disappearing Along With Fossil Fuels

Our descendants will inherit from us a planet much different from the one we had from our ancestors. The problems with the leftovers from our mining operations will be with them for a long, long time. Their major problem will be with climate change, as some of the carbon dioxide we are emitting today in the atmosphere will remain there for hundreds of thousands of years. Another problem will be with radioactive materials, often substances that have never existed in the Earth’s above-ground ecosystem and for which biological systems have no defense. Plutonium is the main one. But there will be plenty more toxic materials, in particular heavy metals such as mercury, which will remain dispersed in the ecosystem for hundreds of thousands or even millions of years. For instance, we don’t really know what human health consequences will result from having dispersed large amounts of heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, chromium and so on, in the ecosystem. The ecosystem can surely adapt to these substances, in the long run, but it will not be without pain, and our near future descendants will be the ones suffering most for the adaptation.

Sometimes hoarding art supplies pays off. I have painted most of my BJDs with pastels left over from when I did Italian street painting festivals back in the late 90’s.

Sometimes hoarding art supplies pays off. I have painted most of my BJDs with pastels left over from when I did Italian street painting festivals back in the late 90’s.

astronomicalwonders:

New Structures found in the Milky Way - A Black Hole’s Eruption
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way. The feature spans 50,000 light-years and may be the remnant of an eruption from a supersized black hole at the center of our galaxy. “What we see are two gamma-ray-emitting bubbles that extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center,” said Doug Finkbeiner, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., who first recognized the feature. “We don’t fully understand their nature or origin.” The structure spans more than half of the visible sky, from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus, and it may be millions of years old. A paper about the findings has been accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal.  Finkbeiner and his team discovered the bubbles by processing publicly available data from Fermi’s Large Area Telescope (LAT). The LAT is the most sensitive and highest-resolution gamma-ray detector ever launched. Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of light.

From end to end, the newly discovered gamma-ray bubbles extend 50,000 light-years, or roughly half of the Milky Way’s diameter, as shown in this illustration. Hints of the bubbles’ edges were first observed in X-rays (blue) by ROSAT, a Germany-led mission operating in the 1990s. The gamma rays mapped by Fermi (magenta) extend much farther from the galaxy’s plane. 
Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

astronomicalwonders:

New Structures found in the Milky Way - A Black Hole’s Eruption

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way. The feature spans 50,000 light-years and may be the remnant of an eruption from a supersized black hole at the center of our galaxy.

“What we see are two gamma-ray-emitting bubbles that extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center,” said Doug Finkbeiner, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., who first recognized the feature. “We don’t fully understand their nature or origin.”

The structure spans more than half of the visible sky, from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus, and it may be millions of years old. A paper about the findings has been accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal.

Finkbeiner and his team discovered the bubbles by processing publicly available data from Fermi’s Large Area Telescope (LAT). The LAT is the most sensitive and highest-resolution gamma-ray detector ever launched. Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of light.

From end to end, the newly discovered gamma-ray bubbles extend 50,000 light-years, or roughly half of the Milky Way’s diameter, as shown in this illustration. Hints of the bubbles’ edges were first observed in X-rays (blue) by ROSAT, a Germany-led mission operating in the 1990s. The gamma rays mapped by Fermi (magenta) extend much farther from the galaxy’s plane.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

juliedillon:

Imagined Realms: Book 1
I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first issue of Imagined Realms, an annual art publication featuring positive and diverse representations of women in fantasy and science fiction. Each book will feature 10 exclusive and new illustrations created by me specifically for the book.  

Available for purchase are the printed books, 6”x8” and 11”x14” print packs that have all 10 illustrations, limited edition fine art giclees, and a downloadable process video showing my digital painting method. 
Please check it out and spread the word! 

juliedillon:

Imagined Realms: Book 1

I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first issue of Imagined Realms, an annual art publication featuring positive and diverse representations of women in fantasy and science fiction. Each book will feature 10 exclusive and new illustrations created by me specifically for the book.  

Available for purchase are the printed books, 6”x8” and 11”x14” print packs that have all 10 illustrations, limited edition fine art giclees, and a downloadable process video showing my digital painting method. 

Please check it out and spread the word! 

Crescent moons.

Kalliope is being a good buddy today.

Kalliope is being a good buddy today.