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September 28th, 2011

Picture Kaleidoscope 9/28/11

A feast for your eyes!






I've always thought this unending hall visual effect is kind of cool! 



Rie Sheridan's costume at Fencon.



The Steampunk Illumination Society.  There were some really nice Steampunk outfits this year. 



She has a super cool rocket pack strapped to her back!



Not only was the Wicked Witch of the West done up steampunk, but her monkey moved! So cool!



Ah yes, Cthulu toilet paper roll protectors! No one will be messing with your paper if he's around. So cute!



Jackie Leaf mutated some dolls she bought on the cheap to the famed SG-1 group. They really came out great! 



Samantha Carter. (Her hat walked off somewhere.)



Teal'c.  He even had his gold symbol on his forehead. Jackie said the staff is still a work in progress.



Daniel Jackson - glasses and all! (She had to make those and add them - nice job!)



And of course Jack O'Neill. Jackie brought the for the possibly last Obligatory Stargate Panel at Fencon. Very well attended! Always a fun panel.


Now for other cool photos I ran into during the week. :)


From NASA's Image of the Day - Herschel Mission Finds Galactic Growth Slow and Steady.



Another NASA image - The Thin Blue Line.



Earth Shot of ther Day - Fairy Bonsai by Adam Gibbs - so cute!




Chuck Wendig took one of his son that is too rad. I don't think it was intentional, but if you look at his eyes, it's got a cyberpunk look to them! Heh heh


Some way cool 3D images of room in Latvia. Very rad!


The Milky Way From the Top of the World!



Rosemary Clemment-Moore took this pic of a Giant Armadillo! With HORNS!



National Geographic has a set of 8 Amazing Nature Photos. Pretty cool!


And from Jerry J Davis comes Trump Tower Sunset!



Till next time!

Gloria Oliver
Unveiling the Fantastic



(2015) Fantasy

The King is Dead! Long Live the Undead King!

"What are you implying?"

The magister glided forward and scrunched down beside him.

"That in order to bathe, you must first actually get into the bath."


(2014) Urban Fantasy

It took everything from her, except revenge!

The muscles in my right arm jerked from tension as I tried to make it move and it resisted. A shrill scream inside my head insisted I didn't want to do this. That if I did, there'd be no way to take it back. "I...I'm afraid."


(2011) Young Adult – Fantasy

Which is worse…the monster without or within?


Home—family—the two things he would never have, the two things forever denied him…because of her.

Anger welled inside him, the heat of it suffusing him to the core, gurgling with seething emotions the total opposite of the coolness splashing down from the fountain nearby. Before he realized what he was doing, Jarrin stepped inside the gazebo.

(2007) Young Adult – Fantasy
“Harry Potter meets Dragon Riders of Pern”


“Do you need any help?” she asked. “Just tell me what you want me to do. If you prefer, I’m sure I can round up at least a few people to come over and give you a hand.”

Kel slowly shook his head. “It’s all right. Thanks anyway.” His voice lowered to where she almost couldn’t hear it. “This is all part of my punishment.’

She frowned, not understanding what he meant. “Punishment?”

Kel cocked his head in Clarence’s direction. In a flash, she understood. None of this was an accident. Clarence had landed there deliberately, hoping to make Kel pay for all he went through in the past month. She shook her head, not wanting to believe this, but what the dragon said next took any doubts right out of her head.

(2008) Young Adult – Fantasy
“To save the world she must DIE! Or must she?”


Panic and fear filled with utter helplessness made her dizzy. She knew what would be done with her, she knew what they planned. But there was nothing she could do to stop any of it.

Sharp gasps echoed in her ears as she felt the room’s cold air caress the Eye.

“You were right. She is the one.”

(2002) Adult/YA – Japanese Fantasy Adventure
“The Last Samurai meets Pirates of the Caribbean”


Laying the blade on the floor before him, Toshi parted his kimono until his stomach lay exposed. He tucked his sleeves beneath his legs to hold him upright if he should falter. Ignoring Asano, he took up the blade. His shoulder flared with pain and he tried not to flinch, as he grabbed the blade with both hands. He turned the wakizashi until its sharp point was aimed at his belly, the residence of his soul.

(2004) Adult/YA – Fantasy Mystery
“He tried to forget his past, but his past wouldn’t forget him”


Torren took a step back a sudden shudder racking through him. It was as if he’d never left, as if the boy he’d been would be coming back-though the one who’d loved this room and all these things was long, long dead. That boy died when he’d watched his father’s blood pour forth from his mouth, the end of a sword protruding from his abdomen. That boy died when he survived while everyone else lay dead.

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