lakebeds

Am I the only one annoyed about how some LoZ fans treat Zant?

I’ve seen alot of people call him disappointing and too crazy/insane.

But seriously,

have you guys 

even been paying attention

to what he did.

These scenes pretty much showed Zant’s TRUE personality: an arrogant, calm, collected,sinister, cunning tactician.

Oh, and does anyone remember what the Light Spirit said to Link at Lanayru spring about the Fused Shadows?

‘’Those who do not know the danger of wielding power will, before long, be ruled by it.’’

Let’s not forget that he said that quote along with a creepy vision that was enough to bring the holder of the Triforce of COURAGE to his knees.

So after Lakebed Temple, Zant stole the Fused Shadows from Midna.Then, once you find him at Twilight Palace, he acts like a huge psychopath.

Think about this for a second. 

Everything from the beginning all the way up to before the Stallord fight was Zant’s real character. But he didn’t know how to properly control the Fused Shadows and was corrupted into a lunatic as punishment.

To sum things up: Zant was not always a crazed and pouty manchild, guys.

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The #5 Spooky Scary Zelda Tune is…Zant’s Theme!

This particular variation of Zant’s theme comes from the cut scene that plays after Link finds the last Fused Shadow.  Zant confronts Link to steal the pieces and critically injures Midna. The Usurper King is certainly a disturbing and creepy villain, with his theme heightening that unsettling factor

Charges Ahead by Julie Fletcher:

“I followed a massive storm front for several hundred kilometers hoping to capture something special, but this blew my mind. The surreal milky green water is a natural phenomenon caused by electromagnetic activity from the lightning hitting the water’s surface. There was no rain where I was and not much wind either, but in the distance the sky was charged and angry, subjecting its wrath [to] the graveyard of dead trees in this normally very dry lakebed. I was able to capture a series of unique images, this being one of the best.”

Photo Location: Menindee Lakes, New South Wales, Australia

This photo was submitted to the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest (and  received an Honorable Mention)

Okay, this is super awesome cool. See those layered rocks? Typical sedimentary stuff, right. laid down over time at the bottom of a lake or ocean, then uplifted and eroded to show a cross section.

The kicker is that this is an image from the Curiosity Rover on Mars.

If the folks analyzing the image at NASA/JPL are right, that means Mount Sharp was formed from a series of lakebeds, meaning ancient Mars was warm and wet for a really long time. So cool.

belly tank racer. el mirage, ca. 2015. par eyetwist
Via Flickr :
like many of the 1950s-era dry lakes racers, this lakester was built from a surplus 300gal drop tank off a WW2 lockheed P-38 fighter plane. from the june 2015 meet at elmo. the southern california timing association (SCTA) has been hosting land speed racing meets at el mirage dry lake in the mojave desert since 1937. racers come from all over california to test their skills, to see who can go the fastest in 1.3 miles from a standing start. the event is full of colorful cars, bikes and characters. nikon D7000 + nikkor 18-200mm, processed in nik color efex pro.

More hot rod here.

Sedimentary signs of a Martian lakebed

This evenly layered rock photographed by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover shows a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit not far from where flowing water entered a lake.

The scene combines multiple frames taken with Mastcam’s right-eye camera on Aug. 7, 2014, during the 712th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars. It shows an outcrop at the edge of “Hidden Valley,” seen from the valley floor.  This view spans about 5 feet (1.5 meters) across in the foreground.  The color has been approximately white-balanced to resemble how the scene would appear under daytime lighting conditions on Earth. Figure A is a version with a superimposed scale bar of 50 centimeters (about 20 inches).

This is an example of a thick-laminated, evenly-stratified rock type that forms stratigraphically beneath cross-bedded sandstones regarded as ancient river deposits.  These rocks are interpreted to record sedimentation in a lake, as part of or in front of a delta, where plumes of river sediment settled out of the water column and onto the lake floor.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This Overview shows approximately 22 miles of Lake Tandou, an innovative water conservation project in New South Wales, Australia. The lakebed is protected from flooding and uses irrigation canals (the thin green lines) to grow cotton, sunflowers, and grains.

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