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Fractals of the Week: Mosaicenne [on deviantART]

Hey, guys. I’m working on a project this February, and as a test of some ideas I had on how to do part of it, I created this image out of four 9000 x 5400 pixel images with 300 dpi resolution. The basic idea, copying and pasting tiles into a larger image by using a still larger one as a sort of canvas, works rather nicely. I’ll release the monthly project image once it’s complete. This image links to the part of my deviantART gallery where it’s shown available for free download at full size as a JPEG file or for sale as a print. Be very careful if downloading this, as it’s huge! I’ll do the same with the main project itself when it’s complete and ready! :-)


All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via Mandelbulber, Fractal Domains, Ultra Fractal , Frax, and Mandelbulb 3D and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy.

Rocks Are The Silent Historians

Originally posted on Lillyteardrop:

Since I was two years old I have been a proud member the word’s most honoured and rarefied profession; that of Rock Collector.

When the United States of America decided to expand the horizons and capabilities of the human species it chose rock collectors to lead the way.

Don’t believe me?

Perhaps you’ll believe my fellow pilot and rock collector Neil Armstrong.

Here’s a photograph of Neil Armstrong doing what we do best; collecting rocks and looking cool doing it!


It is incredibly moving and sobering to know that when you are holding a rock in your hand you are holding something that has existed for billions of years before you were born and will exist for billions of years after you have gone.

When you hold a rock in your hand you are connecting yourself to both the past and the future.

Rocks are the silent historians.

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Call Bulletins 2015.02.16: This Year of New Things

I’ve noticed a tendency for certain blogging habits of mine that have cropped up over the last year, and this one as well. There’s been a tendency to rely overmuch on posts scheduled for particular days of the week.

There’s also been a destructive tendency for scheduling too-frequent video entries on this and other of my blogs, especially of material not my own.

Because of my study endeavors and life situations, I’m no longer blogging as actively as I have in the past. So I’ve produced less written material than might otherwise be the case, given that I blog without pay and currently have less time to do so.

I can’t promise to post regularly, especially across multiple blogs, but shall post material if — only if — and when I have it complete and ready, while cutting back on videos made by others except when particularly apt or necessary.

I’ll get more scheduling time when circumstances allow, even if I must bribe my psycho fluffy feline furniture-destroyers with a bit of ‘nip to stay out of my desk chair when I need to write.

I’ve got some things planned for the blogs this year, including a page on most of them tentatively titled “Stuff Kai’Siri Say,” on words, phrases, and other elements of the language and culture, currently under development, of my fictional alien humans, the Kai’Siri. That includes poetry styles and forms particular to the culture, giving me a good opportunity to really flesh them out for my fiction. Information on their factions, history, ethnic groups and illustrations of clothing styles will be added to the page as completed.

I’m rewriting parts of “Dirge” and making voice recordings for narrating it myself, which practicing on my vocal control during the recording sessions. Once I’m done with “Dirge,” I’ll post it for a limited time on this blog as a free ePub zip file shortly before self-publishing the final draft for Kindle and other platforms.

On those blogs I publish poetry on, I’ll be expanding the Poetry Styles & Forms page to include new kinds of poetry when those are published, and those lately published but not currently described.

At some point, I may update the themes of all of the blogs, mostly with new header and background images, and will definitely be updating the topical themes of each blog as needed, depending on how each evolves over the coming year.

There’s more to come, come what may of this New Year, this Year of New Things. I’ll see you then, and thanks for clicking on me.

Talotaa frang.

Fractals of the Week: Valentine’s Day 2015 Edition


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All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via Mandelbulber, Fractal Domains, Ultra Fractal, Frax, and Mandelbulb 3D and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2014 by Troy Loy.

Cat Thursday: Ninja Cats

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Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It’s all for the love of cats! Enjoy!



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