Friday, 17 August 2012


So "The Slender man" Seems to be making quite a big comeback around the internet... so I thought Id educate the people who havent heared of him before on who he is.

 "Slender Man (a.k.a Slenderman) is a mythical creature often depicted as a tall, thin figure wearing a black suit and a blank face. According to the legend, he can stretch or shorten his arms at will and has tentacle-like appendages protruding from his back. Depending on the interpretations of the myth, the creature can cause memory loss, insomnia, paranoia, coughing fits (nicknamed “slendersickness”), photograph/video distortions and can teleport at will."

Recently a basic graphic horror game called "Slender" was released for free on a number of websites, where you play as a character in the woods, equipped with only a flash light and have to try to find 8 pieces of paper somewhere in the wooded area... after the 1st page is collected "The Slender man" Begins his hunt, you have to try find all 8 pages before he gets you! Playing it at night is absolutely terrifying! 

1/8 Pages that need to be collected in the game.

A number of Youtube videos of people attempting to collect all 8 pages has been uploaded on youtube needless to say they are hilarious... a few of my favorites are below

Fan art by arborrelli.

And for those interested in the game (I suggest you play it at night if your not a pussy)

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Curiosity killed the cat!

So Im back! and I guess theres no better topic to start with than the mars rover "Curiosity".

For those of you who dont know;

"The Curiosity rover is a robotic, car-sized Mars rover currently exploring Gale Crater, near the equator of Mars. "

The rover, launched on November 26th 2011 successfully landed on mars  August 6, 2012 (Monday).

 NASA puts the cost of the Curiosity mission at $2.5 billion, which includes spacecraft development, science investigations, and the cost of launch and operations.

 The spacecraft approached Mars at 8,000 miles per hour, then, when it hit the top of Mars' atmosphere, gravity pulled it in at about 13,200 mph. With its "sky crane" landing technique, the rover slowed to 1.7 mph. as it touched down!

Curiosity landed on target, at the foot of a mountain three miles tall and 96 miles across inside the Gale Crater!

The rover has 6 Main objectives:
  1. Determine the mineralogical composition of the crater surface and near-surface geological materials.
  2. Attempt to detect chemical building blocks of life (biosignatures).
  3. Interpret the processes that have formed and modified rocks and soils.
  4. Assess the long timescale (i.e., 4-billion-year) Martian atmospheric evolution processes.
  5. Determine present state, distribution, and cycling of water and carbon dioxide.
  6. Characterize the broad spectrum of surface radiation, including galactic radiation, cosmic radiation, solar proton events and secondary neutrons.  

Below are a few of the first images to be recieved from the rover!

First image captured by the mars rover.
Colour image of mars recived today!

First 360 degree colour view of mars.