Happy Miniature Monday!

Today we will take a walk through 1840’s Philadelphia with City Sights for Little Folks.  This book features illustrations of things you could expect to see on your journey through town, accompanied with brief descriptions and occasional rhymes.  For those of you interested in the history of print, this book was printed via stereotype, a  method of printing  developed in the 18th century to keep up with the rapidly rising demand for books.  With traditional handset type, printers ran into issues when numerous copies of the same text were needed in quick succession.  With movable, hand-set type the compositor had to arrange each word letter-by-letter on the press bed; when dealing with multiple machines running the same text, this method leaves room for lots of errors, and also requires huge volumes of standing type.  A stereotype is a metal cast of multiple forms of type, which can then be used on a press instead of a hand-assembled form.  That way, printers could use several stereotypes to print the same text quickly, without a huge need for more inventory or staff. Thus, this book is an interesting window into history.  It provides a child’s-eye view of Philadelphia in the mid-19th century, and also embodies a printing technology that was very popular and significant at the time. 

City Sights for Little Folks.  Philadelphia: Smith & Peck, 1845.  Charlotte Smith Miniature Collection, Uncatalogued.

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-Laura H.

You Can Now Access All Of Richard Feynmans Physics Lectures For Free:


The lectures of Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman were legendary. Footage of these lectures does exist, but they are most famously preserved in The Feynman Lectures. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now you can access it online, in its entirety, for free.

The complete online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics has been made available in HTML 5 through a collaboration between Caltech (where Feyman first delivered these talks, in the early 1960s) and The Feynman Lectures Website. The online edition is “high quality up-to-date copy of Feynman’s legendary lectures,” and, thanks to the implementation of scalable vector graphics, “has been designed for ease of reading on devices of any size or shape; text, figures and equations can all be zoomed without degradation.”

Volume I deals mainly with mechanics, radiation and heat; Volume II with electromagnetism and matter; and Volume III with quantum mechanics.

Go. Have fun.

[The Feynman Lectures on Physics via Open Culture]

The Art of Blizzard Entertainment

Amazon.com review:

Over the past two decades, Blizzard Entertainment has had a tremendous impact on the world of games and global pop culture. From its humble beginnings as a three-person console-game development studio in 1991 to the creation of the blockbuster Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard has a history of crafting stunning worlds of science fiction and fantasy. The company’s distinctive gameplay and storytelling styles have captivated an international audience numbering in the tens of millions whose passion cannot be quelled.

Twenty years after Blizzard opened its doors, the company’s World of Warcraft® boasts the title of the world’s most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, and the studio is widely recognized as one of the leaders in creatively driven game development.

An epic volume of art and behind-the-scenes insights, The Art of Blizzard® celebrates the studio’s genesis by examining the creative forces behind these games and showcasing their artistry through more than 700 pieces of concept art, paintings, and sketches. Commentary on the art is provided by Blizzard Entertainment’s own Nick Carpenter, Sam Didier, and Chris Metzen, who’ve each played important roles in shaping Blizzard’s game universes over the years.


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Arrow Season 2.5 Digital Comic Info

Everybody’s been asking and Marc Guggenheim was sweet enough to tweet me back with an answer:

Q: How many digital chapters are there for Arrow Season 2.5?

A: 24 chapters [x]

Issue # release date: 9/1/14

Issue #2 release date: 9/15/14

Subsequent issues are supposed to be released following that same pattern (every other week).  Print copies (collecting two digital chapters per issue according to Entertainment Weekly) will begin publishing in October.  As with the season 1.5 editions, there should also be anthology volumes (1 and 2 most likely) later.


*let it be known that i have very thick frizzy and healthy hair so your outcome may be different* (click the pictures for captions ill also post them below)

  1. so first i wash my hair so its wet as wet hair is
  2. and blow dry it in no particular way. but if you want more volume then blow dry it in the opposite direction of your part
  3. my hair is then a frizzy mess B)
  4. use this stuff! its creates fiber string like things. you can use it on wet or dry hair
  5. start at the base of your roots and pull it back into your hair. if your hair is at my length then it will fall in the direction of your part. so let it go that way. if its shorter it may just go up
  6. and it will look weird at first so just adjust it to how you want it
  7. it will maybe sorta kinda look like this
  9. tbh idk how the frick i do this every day so i kinda winged this tutorial im not sure if this will even help you guys but i hope it does ok ur all babes and everyone can rock the quiff

Translation - Mamo blog 1st September 2014

Title: “Anisama” Part 1

Held yesterday,

"Animelo Summer Live 2014 -ONENESS-"

The condition that time, I would like to introduce bit by bit(^_^)v

I, confronted with the usual performance composition,

This time, the songs,

"NEW ORDER" and "Canon" I have performed\(^o^)/

TEAM MAMO dancers who have supported, were these guys!!!!!!!!(≧∇≦)




And, first appearance in Anisama


Together, heatedly heatedly livened up the venue☆☆☆

The costume was how greatly,

"NEW ORDER" MV’s costume, was made into live version, customized, power up and volume up☆

Increased the whole kirakira degree, became quuuuuuite gorgeous(*^o^*)


For the neck…

That “M” tattoo was……☆


This time, in the Anisama band,

Ho-ho-how surprisingly, “Imajun” was there?(゚Д゚)☆

Meeting TEAM MAMO at a place out of expectation, feeling happy,

I could perform at ease♪


we are now taking submissions for volume one of Motherlands and would really appreciate it if you shared this via your tumblr and facebook pages.