Dreamer of Epic Legends

Hey all you lovely people. This is my random blog of guilty geek pleasures. You will be sure to find much gothicness, metal music obsession, anime steampunk and fantasy themed art, and anything involving dragons or elves. I am a bit of a borwncoat (a lot of one, actually) and I have a thing for old sci-fi books. I am a weird person and proud of it, and will accept you and your strangeness for who you are. My favorite Books/ series are The Obsidian Trilogy, The Theater Illuminata Trilogy, and Genesis of Shannara, the Coldfire Trilogy, and the Death Gate Chronicles. I am also obsessed with the Dragon Knights manga series, Legend of Legendary Heroes, and recently had my heart broken by Jyu-oh-sei. .... I think that tells you a lot of what you need to know about me :P
blackpaint20:

"The story of Conn Eda", the hissing of the monster was heard at a great distance, illustration to ‘Irish Fairy and Folk Tales’ by William Butler Yeats, 1893, p.313; three snake-like creatures surrounding a figure on horseback Brush drawing in grey ink and bodycolour (?)
drawn by James Torrance 
1893 

blackpaint20:

"The story of Conn Eda", the hissing of the monster was heard at a great distance, illustration to ‘Irish Fairy and Folk Tales’ by William Butler Yeats, 1893, p.313; three snake-like creatures surrounding a figure on horseback Brush drawing in grey ink and bodycolour (?)

drawn by James Torrance 

1893 

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sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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charlottemclaggen:

A beautifully done interpretation of the Slytherin dorms.

The pool of water/ceiling light is based on the idea of an aristocratic Roman impluvium/compluvium. Gryffindor has a furnace in the center of the dorm rooms, so it seemed like an nice yin-yang effect as Gryffindor=fire and Slytherin=water. I’m not sure if the compluvium would magically let rainwater (and snow, and hail!?) in from the lake above, or not. I think it should.
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 OriginalCopyCat1874

charlottemclaggen:

A beautifully done interpretation of the Slytherin dorms.

The pool of water/ceiling light is based on the idea of an aristocratic Roman impluvium/compluvium. Gryffindor has a furnace in the center of the dorm rooms, so it seemed like an nice yin-yang effect as Gryffindor=fire and Slytherin=water. I’m not sure if the compluvium would magically let rainwater (and snow, and hail!?) in from the lake above, or not. I think it should.

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 OriginalCopyCat1874

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