Lightyears from Zanzibar

Sep 07

Don Dixon


Don Dixon

Sep 07
Sep 07


Ralph McQuarrie - Sci-fi novels cover art details

Aug 08


A dolmen is a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb, usually consisting of two or more upright stones supporting a large flat horizontal capstone.  Most date from the early Neolithic period (4000 to 3000 BC).  Dolmens were typically covered with earth or smaller stones to form a barrow.  In many instances, that covering has weathered away, leaving only the stone “skeleton” of the burial mound intact.

It remains unclear when, why, and by whom the earliest dolmens were made.  The oldest known dolmens are in Western Europe, where they were set in place around 7000 years ago.  Archaeologists still do not know who erected these dolmens, which makes it difficult to know why they did it.  They are generally all regarded as tombs or burial chambers, despite the absence of clear evidence for this.  Human remains, sometimes accompanied by artifacts, have been found in or close to the dolmens which could be scientifically dated.  However, it has been impossible to prove that these archaeological remains date from the time when the stones were originally set in place.

Aug 04

Ultimate Enemy // Michael Whelan

Ultimate Enemy // Michael Whelan

Mar 04


Mako Mankanshoku ~ illustrations from the 2nd KILL la KILL ED ! 

I’m expecting some Mako stickers TRIGGER ! 

Mar 04
Feb 14


The Tribe Meme: [4/5] OTPs: Ebony + Jay

Jan 28


Fractal manipulation
by MarkJayBee

Encapsulation 1 - iterations 1 and 2

Jan 20

I loved Earthfasts (1994) because of it’s sense of the land itself having a sort of dark power. It’s the usual ‘kids vs. a stone circle’ sort of thing which always grabs me. But the overall mood is genuinely foreboding and magical.

The script was good especially the narration parts which come out of nowhere with amazing turns of phrase which add to the air of mysticism, all delivered in a pleasing Lancashire accent which itself helps to set the tone of ‘dark avalon.’

I first saw this when I was 5 years old, when I saw only the opening scenes, by accident. I searched fruitlessly for the show using keywords of plot points until I found it this year.

Schoolboys Keith and David (Chris Downs & Paul Nicholls) hear drumming under the hill on the moor near their homes, and set out to investigate. The hillside unexpectedly opens and Nellie Jack John (Bryan Dick), a drummer boy from the 18th century marches into the 20th. Bewildered and lost in a strange world, he decides to go back home.

David discovers that the candle the drummer boy left behind gives off cold rather than heat and does not burn down. Other strange things are happening - standing stones are moving on the moors, the ground is shaking and all the pigs have disappeared.’

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