I love that Bulma always has to be where the action is.  It harkens back to the old Dragon Ball days when she was presented almost as a co-protagonist alongside Goku (lol as far as the closing credits from the original series are concerned, she was the star of the show :p).  So often she is the audience stan-in for the human perspective on all the crazy that goes down in this universe.


this was my first entry into the world of comics. this was published in an anthology book produced by the story artists at walt disney animation studios. the book is called where is dead zero and each artist had to tell a different 8 page story using that same title.  my story centers around a crypto-entomologist  named molly mcguinness who travels to the new world in order to return a lost butterfly to it’s native habitat. it was a lot of work but very fun to do. i penciled each panel out on paper and then inked and colored it digitally.


“Inner Waters” is finally complete!

Somewhere, far away, submerged ruins reflect in crystal waters. These mysteries lay undisturbed for untold centuries until the intrepid adventurers Kikivuli and Utunu use deep magic and clever might to work their way into the inner waters of the lost city.

Now Utunu has found a prize for his beloved hyena, who waits above with some mischief in mind. Poor ‘Tunus.

Created in Corel Painter X for the wonderful Kikivuli and Utunu.

To put in into context, we’ve just started the Tyranny of Dragons adventure book, which starts off with a town getting ransacked. Our group of intrepid adventurers- a half-orc butcher(fighter), a wood elf vegetarian cook(monk), a half-elf ladies boy(bard), a teifling priest(cleric), and a halfling princess(druid) -intercept a group of civilians being chased down by kobolds.

After a brief utter pulverization combat, the group has two KOed adults, one panicked woman, and three children. While the bard tried to calm the mother down, the priest and the princess did what they could to heal the group. At first level, its not much. But that still left three kids to tend to in an active warzone.

Priest: Healers take the wounded, Bard stays with mom, Monk is on security, give the kids to the Half-Orc.

Monk(while corralling the kids): Don’t eat these!

Half-Orc: Pfha! These little ones are too stringy.

DM: Why are we giving the kids to the Half-Orc BUTCHER?!

Half-Orc Player: I’ve got the highest ‘Handle Animal’ skill here. I’ve got this.


Tom on another charity adventure!

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, dropped in on Royal Marines training volunteers at the Castle, a London climbing centre as part of their preparations to abseil down the iconic BT Tower, on 10th March 2014, the venue for a 138 metres charity abseil to raise money for Sports Relief and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

The team will abseil from the 29th floor of BT Tower will include intrepid adventurer, Bear Grylls, TV presenter Helen Skelton, former Lion and England rugby world cup winner Ben Kay, former England rugby star Martin Bayfield and Olympic and World Champion swimmer Mark Foster. Gavin Patterson, BT CEO will lead the charge on behalf of BT, with Major General Ed Davis CBE leading the Royal Marines.

alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine

In 2012, alt-J made its debut with An Awesome Wave, and every one of those 13 songs would slay me. Now the band has returned with another shifting and intrepid sonic adventure, “Hunger of the Pine,” which will appear on alt-J’s second album, This Is All Yours, out on Sept. 22.

The song, which features a sample of Miley Cyrus singing “I’m a female rebel” from her song “4x4,” is, according to Gus Unger-Hamilton, “composed entirely of new and spontaneous ideas that arose during writing sessions for the second album. It was written very quickly using some guitar chords and sounds being layered on Ableton, and seemed to signal a bit of a new sound for us.

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You know those times when you find yourself face-to-faces with an evil 5-headed dragon queen and you’re wishing you had a few words of inspiration to help you out? (Along with a 20th level adventuring party with the staff of the magi, a vorpal sword, and all the backing of their gods.) 

Should you ever find yourself in this situation we want to help. We're asking you, intrepid adventurers with a way words, to give us your best motivational caption for the above artwork. Should your words prove to be the most encouraging, you could walk away with Tiamat’s hoard. Don’t worry, she’s totally cool with that. We checked.

Enter the Win Tiamat’s Hoard contest. Like today. We could…uh…use some inspirational words right about now. A vorpal sword would be cool too.

Guess which bristling badger make an appearance in @tropicalsleet​‘s AMAZING CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE STORY

Poor SLEET, Master Basil can rarely pass up the chance for some good old fashioned mischief. ESPECIALLY when it’s at the expense of one of his former pupils.


“The mountains are calling, and I must go” ~ John Muir. 

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Probably John Muir’s most beloved quote. Nothing calls us to the great outdoors quite like the mountains. Men throughout history have earned great renown for their feats of surviving the mysteries and dangerous adventures that the mountains hold. As it is said, no man ever conquers a mountain, here merely survives it. And so it is with great love and a healthy dose of respect that the intrepid adventurers take on the wild that the mountains throw at us.

Enjoy this folkstyle minimal illustration that captures your love of adventure, and your home in the mountains.


Intrepid Snow Adventurer (IMG_1987) by katalin_kerekes


NACA and the Origins of NASA

In 1783, two French paper merchants noticed that warm air had enough force to lift an object-specifically in their case a bag made of their paper, so they quickly set about taking the idea to its logical extreme endpoint.  In June, brothers Joseph-Michael and Jacques-Ètienne Montgolfier created a ballon over thirty feet in diamter that rose over a mile and travelled two miles.  In September they sent up a balloon carrying a rooster (symbol of France) a duck and a sheep.  And by Octoberthey had a balloon large enough and they were confident enough to send up humans on a tethered flight. A month later, the first free flight with humans was launched from the center of Paris, witnessed by American Ambassador to France Benjamin Franklin:

We observed it lift off in the most majestic manner. When it reached around 250 feet in altitude, the intrepid voyagers lowered their hats to salute the spectators. We could not help feeling a certain mixture of awe and admiration.

These intrepid adventurers were called Aeronauts, a word coined that same year (1784) from the Ancient Greek roots aer- meaning air or atmosphere and nautikos (via the Latin nauticus) meaning a sailor.  These men were indeed sailing on air.  

Which brings us to the second part of this story, the speed of technological advancement.  The first air fatality occurred a year and half after the first free flight, when Pilâtre de Rozier was killed in June 1785 attempting to cross the English Channel in a balloon filled with the lighter than air gas hydrogen.  The Wright Brothers were still over a century away, but a decade after their first manned flight (of less than a minute), the United States Congress established on March 3, 1915 the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, the pre-cursor to NASA.  By 1824, the word aeronautics was being used to describe any endeavor in the air, and by the time the the Wright brothers came along, it was understood that there was a science there, if only nascent.  The incredible speed of advancement in airplane design eclipsed the previous century and half of balloon technology, and although zeppelins and other lighter than air craft were still attempted (and indeed, still fly), it was the airplane that revolutionized aeronautics.

Black and white image of the first animal flight courtesy Smithsonian. Color image of first free human flight courtesy Smithsonian/Air and Space Museum. NACA emblem courtesy NASA, all in the public domain.