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Postby Oliver Dale » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:37 am

My imagination has never been one of my strong points. Lately I've been into plant and tree identification and that kind of thing, so my brain went in that direction, thinking it was some local name for a tree or something. Sorry I didn't get it. :?
I'm so with you. I was all, "Oh wow, an Opal tree, never heard of that before...."

I see it NOW though. Really, I do.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:39 am

Didn't you know, Ollie? This year I've been awarded Nobel Prizes in both botany and geology.

I took a few more pictures this morning on my way home from work. Different tree, though. My camera is not fancy, and because of the glare of the sunrise I couldn't see a dang thing to check the focus or even what was on the screen. All things considered, I still really like these two:

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Postby ender1 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:39 pm

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Postby shadow-petra » Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:41 pm

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:35 pm

I went to Rievaulx Abbey today. These are a couple of my top favourites among the 200+ pics I took.

Caution, Falling Objects!
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These stairs used to go somewhere...
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Home now only to birds
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Glory Past

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Postby Oliver Dale » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:10 pm

First words through my head: That Bitch.

Jealousy, you understand. Wow.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:29 pm

You should have come visit. ;)

In all seriousness, though, Rievaulx was stunning. More than once I wanted to cry for all the things that were lost in the Reformation. Can you imagine all the priceless books that were burnt?
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Postby Wil » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:14 am

This is not a photo I took, it is a photo that someone I know took. I hope they don't mind me posting it. It is a great photo. It makes me laugh every time I look at it. Also, tail hole.

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Postby starlooker » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:15 am

You should have come visit. ;)

In all seriousness, though, Rievaulx was stunning. More than once I wanted to cry for all the things that were lost in the Reformation. Can you imagine all the priceless books that were burnt?
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:23 pm

Well, in this case it wasn't you. ;) Henry VIII made his own stupid choices.

Luther, however, burnt one of the books I'm researching (the Summa Angelica), calling it "The More Than Diabolic Summa." Fortunately, other copies have survived!
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Postby starlooker » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:13 pm

Yeah, but my father's ancestors are Episcopal (and, I'm sure, originally Church of England), and so I feel some ancestral guilt on that side, too :)

(The Luther fact made me smile, though. I love me some Martin Luther, I must say. That sounds just like him.)
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:06 pm

Episcopal = Church of England, just renamed because Americans Are Not English. Just one of the many silly leftovers of the Revolution.

Okay, I really, really love this picture. Just something about the way it balances.

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(The University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, in Oxford)

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(same church, other end)

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(All Souls college church)
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Postby ender1 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:03 pm

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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:22 pm

3 of my favorites from my trip to Africa last summer.

I just really like this image for some reason.
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That cloud in the middle of the shot is a swarm of flies. Fisherman on Lake Malawi would sometimes end up rowing into those clouds and suffocating. But it's so beautiful.
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An itty bitty frog on the gate to the house in the Mpale district of Mzuzu that I lived in.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:02 pm

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"Only for today, I will devote 10 minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul." -- Pope John XXIII

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Postby Jayelle » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:36 pm

So... there are... frequent plane crashes in that field?
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Postby Mich » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:43 pm

No, then the sign would be something like "Warning: constant plane crashes!" This is obviously just trying to get you to be more observant.
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Postby LilBee91 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:51 pm

You have to pretty unobservant to not notice a plane flying over your head, at least if they are landing or taking off. So stinkin loud. *remembers Wayne's World*

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Postby neo-dragon » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:35 pm

I think it's reminding you to yield to incoming airplanes. That have the right of way, you know.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:16 am

*BUMP*

We went to the ocean last month for the super-low tide. I present to you The Discontented Crab:

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Postby Rei » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:37 am

Heeee... That crab was amusing. More amusing than the one I accidentally stepped on in the seaweed. Wretched, wretched stuff to walk through, seaweed. You never know when the ground where you just stepped will start trying to scurry away.
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Postby jotabe » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:01 am

Sorry, i really couldn't help this:

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Just adding some random text here to avoid mirror effect

lalallalalalalaaaaaaaaa
zomgwtfbbq!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!11!!!1!!!!!!1one

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:04 am

Sorry, i really couldn't help this:

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Just adding some random text here to avoid mirror effect

lalallalalalalaaaaaaaaa
zomgwtfbbq!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!11!!!1!!!!!!1one

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That's pretty fucking awesome.

Could I make one small tiny request? Could you change the font from Comic Sans? Do it for the Discontented Crab? Or if not for him, for the Discontented Graphic Designer Sister-in-Law?
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Postby jotabe » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:15 am

Sure do, do you want same font as the upper? or another font altogether? ^^
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:18 am

The same as the top font would be great. Thanks, man!
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Postby jotabe » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:29 am

Here ya go ^^ I hope mr crab is somewhat more amused by the product.
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And now, turning it upside down, from west philly to bel-air!

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(i kept the same color scheme, i can put the same color scheme in both sentences though ^_-)
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Postby Rei » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:28 am

Hahah, that's awesome! I imagine that the Discontented Crab, though still discontented, is more contented with the font :P
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Postby jotabe » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:43 am

Yeah, there are lots of people who don't like comics sans. So mr Discontented Crab is not alone in that ^_^

I actually quite like it, because back in the days, i used to scanlate manga into spanish. And when filling up the dialogue bubbles, it feels more natural.
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Postby Satya » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:04 pm

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Postby zeroguy » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:20 pm

('impact' I think is the usualy image macro font, but it works, jota)

Anyway, reminded me of:

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:19 pm

Shouldn't that be "YOU HOID ME"? (Dang, gangster accents are hard to transliterate.)
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Postby Rei » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:28 pm

The New York Gangster Crab?
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Postby ender1 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:37 pm

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