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I made this site! And lots of other ones too.

Abraham Lincoln in Escape from L.A.


Found this on tumblr, I’m sure it is as old as dirt but it’s new to me and I LOVE it. Huge Escape fan, still hoping that Snake Plissken gets back on the silver screen soon. John Carpenter has said that it was originally intended to be a trilogy, with Escape from Earth being the finale.

Here’s to hoping, and I will attempt to recreate a $5 bill like this soon!

Fungus colony in vivarium


Over the past three days I have observed a strange and pretty cool phenomena – the rise of a colony of mushrooms in my vivarium.

I have been keeping my frogs and toads in a vivarium of various shapes, sizes, and iterations for the past three years, but the only ‘alien life’ that I have encountered before this week has been limited to the occasional mold and fruit flies.

Getting a true fungus to grow in captivity is a sign of a health micro-ecosystem, and now that the caps have fully opened, these mushrooms won’t be around for long, returning to the substrate where they will regroup and possibly return another day.

Toadstools for my toads? Hilarious. It shocked me when they initially appeared because it all happened in a matter of hours!

An awesome aquarium idea


I don’t know the exact origin of this photo, but all I care about is figuring out how to make one for myself. I am worried that the model pictured is not actually waterproof/aquarium safe since there is no water in the aquarium. Of course I could be wrong, but I have my doubts (probably cardboard/paper construction materials).

I think you could use vinyl decals for the clouds and 2D graphics like a background, but the castle and pipes would need to be made from some kind of plastic or ceramic material. Perhaps if you had a 3D printer you could make a lot of this from plastic, and place decals on the sides like home-made Legos. Even better – maybe you could use Lego blocks! It would be expensive, but so are the other ideas I’ve come up with.

In conclusion, the only ‘cheap’ method of making this would be to use cardboard and paint, which won’t fly in an actual aquatic environment.

I know it’s silly to expound on a topic such as this, but I found it really interesting and I like to analyze. Besides, this is my site. I can do what I want! :p