Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean. —Neil deGrasse Tyson in response to “Aliens can’t exist because we haven’t found them yet”
A refreshing and cooling outdoors
…[W]e love writing flawed characters. We didn’t want to make her like: “How do we make the most likable character?” Because then those characters are kinda shallow, you know, there’s not a lot of depth there. And we like having really human characters who make mistakes. It’s certainly arguable that maybe we coulda handled some of those scenes better or something so that people… got it? I don’t know. But who’s to say? I think the cumulative effect of her character arc works. At least for us and what we were aiming for. But it is funny. We heard, especially during the first half of Book Two, when I was here last year—Was that just last year? It’s crazy; we already aired all of Book Three. Um, yeah—One of the questions I got was like: “Korra sucks, why did you do that? Why did you make her suck?,” and it was just like… I laughed, I was like “All right, well, you know…” But then Book Three, we just saw people embracing her and defending her, and really feeling empathy for her and a connection. Which is cool, it’s nice that people have stuck around for her journey. And you can’t really look back and obsess over where we lost connection with the audience. I mean, it’s important to recognize that, but we just have to do what we’re setting out to do. Do our best and then you kind of move on. —Bryan Konietzko answering, “Do you feel like viewers have been more critical of Korra’s personality than of Aang’s?”, x
The Rio Caño Cristales - most colorful river (caused by algae and moss seen through the water), Colombia.
Pure iceland (by CoolbieRe)
"Knock,knock. Mr Criminal? Hey, my name is Spider-Man. You can call me Web-Head, you can call me Amazing, just don’t call me late for dinner. You get it?"
Ned Kahn - Articulated Cloud, Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, 2004, PA.
Through collaboration with architects, Koning/Eizenberg, Kahn created a skin - composed of thousands of translucent, white plastic squares - that move in the wind, suggesting a digitized cloud. This “skin” is dramatically affected by the weather and time of day, resulting in ever changing optical phenomena of the skin.