one small step


Philippe Petit’s real-life walk between the twin towers | See full gallery

In 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit walked across a tightrope stretched between the World Trade Center’s twin towers. The 1,350-foot high walk was six years in the planning, and afterwards Petit was arrested and taken for a psychiatric evaluation. A film about the event, The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt was released on Wednesday — but these photos of the original stunt are hard to beat.


One last discovery from Different Dimension polishes! They also had a collection entitled: One Small Step - featuring colors named after NASA spacecraft from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs. 

Currently still available (top to bottom):




That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for my nails. 

- Summer


One Small Step is a fantastic looking low poly space exploration game that aims to do away with realism and simulation in favour of a much more important feature – FUN!

With swarms of starfighters, bizarre planets, giant mechs and bacon trading, One Small Step is perfect for those who love space exploration, but can’t be bothered with all the full-on realism of the likes of Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous. 

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How to Get Back Up Again

1. Don’t beat yourself. We all make mistakes, have bad experiences, and get it wrong at times.

2. Don’t dwell on what happened. Choose to learn from the past – but remember that your power’s in the present and the future.

3. Remember your potential, and what’s possible for you. You’re not that one experience or bad result.

4. Don’t let others’ expectations shape and influence your goals. It’s not their life you’re living … So decide what you will do.

5. Imagine how you’ll feel if you persevere and, despite all the obstacles, achieve success. That’s surely worth the effort, even thought it’s hard right now.

6. Just take one small step … It will rebuild your confidence … And then take another … And another after that.

The Shannara Chronicles

Hey nerds! I hope you’re enjoying your summer (or winter) because I definitely am! I’m breaking hiatus a little here ‘cause I had the opportunity to get inside ComicCon this year (as opposed to lurking outside like I normally do) and I went to a panel I think you’ll find interesting.

Every once in a while somebody asks me for Tolkien-ish book recommendations, and one of my usuals is Terry Brooks’s Shannara series. Well then imagine my excitement when I hear MTV is adapting The Elfstones of Shannara for television in 2016 (titled The Shannara Chronicles)!!! The trailer was AMAZING (like, holy-crap-i-can’t-believe-this-is-MTV amazing, you can watch it right here at the bottom of this post and see for yourself), they filmed in New Zealand (which, let’s be honest, is always a good sign), and the cast includes our friends Manu Bennett and John Rhys-Davies! So get excited Tolkien fans, because I really think this is going to be awesome!

Also, for the fans, I’ve got a quote from Mr. Rhys-Davies here (he plays Eventine, the elvish king):

“I would just like to say, to an elf I worked with on another show: From dwarf to elf king - eat your heart out, Orlando Bloom!”