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Blood Falls, a Natural Time Capsule Containing a Unique Ecosystem
This five-story, blood-red “waterfall” pours ever so slowly out of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valley. Geologists first discovered the frozen waterfall in 1911, and believed the red color came from algae. Its true nature turned out to be more spectacular.
Roughly two million years ago, a small body of water containing an ancient community of microbes was sealed beneath the surface of the Taylor Glacier. Trapped below a thick layer of ice, the microbes have remained isolated inside a natural time capsule, in a place with no light, oxygen, or heat.
The trapped lake has very high salinity and is rich in iron, which gives the seepage its red color. A fissure in the glacier allows the microbial subglacial lake to flow out, forming the falls without contaminating the ecosystem within.
More photos of Blood Falls can be seen on Atlas Obscura
Lala, Paranoid Apartment, 2013
I love it when artists step outside of their comfort zones and try something challenging. With this new comic from Lala, she accomplishes this by forcing herself to work with more of a structure on the page. By placing the restriction of a grid on her comic for the first time, Lala is more creative with less freedom and she excels at this. The textures and distortions compliment the ordered grid and there are often multiple, interesting visual ideas within one panel.
The story follows a woman who is crippled by anxiety, wondering what will kill her first–the ceiling caving in over her bed, the kitchen knife, the slippery bathroom floor? Her anxiety seems to manifest itself into a ghost which haunts her own apartment and the new subletter. Anxiety is a cruel beast that can feel independent from yourself–like a specter following you and taking advantage of your weakest moments. Even moments free from debilitating fear carry the possibility of a visit. This sense of foreboding is clearly displayed throughout the piece.
I’ve been following Lala’s work now for practically a decade and this feels like (another) huge step forward.
You can purchase here, from Sacred Prism.
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Anthony! thank you so much for this
Lisa and Louise Burns were twelve years old when they played the Grady Twins in The Shining. It was the only film appearance for the sisters.
In a June, 2002 issue of JANE magazine, the twins, then 35, recalled running around in the Hedge Maze set, getting lost and forcing crew members to remove panels to let them out. They discussed still owning a pair of the dresses they wore in the film, and Louise recalled, “I got to keep a jar of fake blood. I stored it in the fridge until it congealed.”
“Now, I am simultaneously going to make your day and ruin your day at the same time. On one hand, he [Miyazaki] is looking back at his youth and making this heartwarming, refreshing little story about growing up in Japan…he also could have been writing about a murder. Last year, a blog post went up [link] comparing My Neighbor Totoro to the Sayama Murders of the 1960s, wherea young girl was kidnapped and killed, the sister finds the body and claims she sees a giant Tanuki-type creature standing over it. If you pay attention to My Neighbor Totoro…they’re in Sayama. There’s a giant Tanuki-type creature. Only the girls can see it. They can also see soot sprites which according to Japanese folklore you only see before you die. The cat bus characters read “grave road”. And time is going backwards. [Referring to that the calendar in the mother’s hospital room is going backwards through the months when we see her.] (x)