This page is kind of emblematic of the sense of falling that you constantly have in Spider-man 2099. The page starts with Spider-man on his back with the city below him—and his motion is taking him away from Venture—there’s nothing in the immediate area for him to grab onto—it makes the lunge in the second panel more felt—and you get this sense of a scramble in that third panel, before Spidey is on top of venture—and by this point they are sort of just tumbling—falling through space. And all of that is achieved just through figure work—the only somewhat detailed background is in the top panel.
Also because the backgrounds are blank in the bottom three panels, it allows those color blocks to convey the emotion of the situation. They also set off against the background detail from the top part of the page that is coming down into those panels. The whole book was kind of page after page of this, so the effect of reading Spider-man 2099 is very “holding your breath”.
If you’ve ever wanted to contribute to making me a sexier sex object, a more delicious delight, a buxom bimbo, a transsexual deity… NOW IS THE TIME!!
You may be a delicate flower but, hey, so is Belladonna and it can still kill people.– My boss, in what is probably the most inspiring thing I’ve ever heard. (via heloisedevillefort)
Emma Frost in “Sweet Hellfire” by Tony Fleecs (2012)
Ford Zephyr, 1953.
Hat & Suit by Ronald Paterson.
What if our religion was each other, if our practice was our life, if prayer, our words. What if the temple was the earth, if forests were our church, if holy water—the rivers, lakes, and ocean. What if meditation was our relationships, if the teacher was life, if wisdom was self-knowledge, if love was the center of our being.–
And we were all god
Mushrooms have an extraordinary ability to control the weather, scientists have learned.
By altering the moisture of the air around them, they whip up winds that blow away their spores and help them disperse.
Plants use a variety of methods to spread seeds, including gravity, forceful ejection, wind, water and animals. Mushrooms have long been thought of as passive seed spreaders, releasing their spores and then relying on air currents to carry them.
But new research has shown that mushrooms are able to disperse their spores over a wide area even when there is not a breath of wind - by creating their own weather.
Scientists in the US used high-speed filming techniques and mathematical modelling to show how oyster and Shitake mushrooms release water vapour that cools the air around them, creating convection currents. This in turn generates miniature winds that lift their spores into the air.
I for one welcome our new fungal overlords
I once made that exact same statement in response to an article about how some fungi have developed ways of "farming" animals and humans for their own benefit, and people started screaming.