WPP 2015 - Week 42 - Sunset - Sunrise Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D , Ken Fowkes , Navin Upendran , Robyn King and T.E. Smith #WPP2015 #WPP2015-Wk-42-SunsetSunrise
Silhouette of Wadjemup Hill as the sun slips below the ridgeline on Rottnest Island. Shot from the Vlamingh Lookout, and looking out over the salt lakes. The various buildings are Wadjemup Lighthouse, a spotting bunker for the Oliver Hill battery, and the Rottnest Naval Signals Station. Of these, only the lighthouse is still in operation. Also various communications towers.
A little while ago, I posted quite a lengthy piece about how not to be a bad RPG player. Alicia Smith suggested I share it here... So here it is in full.
Roleplaying is one of my greater passions - but it can also be one of the more frustrating at times.
Most forms of entertainment are fairly passive - you sit down and watch a movie, a TV show, a concert, a play, or a sporting event. Sometimes you might get pulled into a play, or dance at a concert. But mostly it is passive - someone performs, you enjoy, and there is a general expectation that you do not distrupt the show - whatever it is - by talking over it or otherwise interrupting.
Gaming changes that dynamic somewhat. In boardgaming, you are one of the players and your joint enjoyment comes from the interactions with the other players both on and off the board. It becomes more acceptable to discuss matters outside of the game, as long as it does not interfere with it. There is still a general expectation that you will be paying att…
The young lady in the bottom right clearly has a death-wish.
One: Do not approach so close to seals. If they decide they don't like you, a seal bit is almost as nasty as a human bite, and often a lot deeper. And make sure you have an escape path. Also, approaching so close can disturb the (very recent) colony. Two: The cliffs and rocks around Rottnest at notoriously unstable and prone to collapse - they put in reenforced barriers and walkways for a reason. Three: Situational awareness - look around you often, and watch for what might be happening nearby. She never once looked up or behind herself. Four: If you are going to do something this stupid, don't do it in thongs for crying out loud!
On the right, an alien stepped pyramid and cliff-dwellers in the quarry below. moving left, some sort of causeway to an iron-age hill-fort with ditch and berm, and an access causeway. Outside the fort are some farming plots, and a trading road leading out to the left.
At a marker stone, a ritual causeway leads to a stone circle...
Yes, we do watch a lot of Time Team, why do you ask? :)
A truly wonderful rant about candidate 'debates' (don't get me started about how these are not debates), and a chance to vote for your preferred alternative take.
Originally shared by Yonatan Zunger
I have magical powers: I can analyze a debate before even watching it.
I haven't watched the Democratic debate yet, but I've had a chance to watch social media explode from left and right about it. And I can spot some obvious things from just watching how people are behaving.
(1) Nothing particularly important or surprising appears to have been said. If it had been, someone would be talking about it right now. The most exciting line of the evening appears to have been Bernie Sanders saying that everyone was sick of hearing about Clinton's e-mail.
(2) Clinton's and Sanders' supporters are both rallying arguments for why their respective candidates won the debate. Clinton's supporters say she obviously won, even though Sanders was the most appealing, because sh…
I am lucky enough to, as a good friend puts it, play the game of life on the easiest setting. If evenI can see that the ID requirements are dangerous, then someone is being criminally blind to the consequences of their decisions.
A Symbol WPP 2015 - Week 41 - Spring Autumn Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D , Ken Fowkes , Navin Upendran , Robyn King and T.E. Smith #WPP2015 #WPP2015-Wk-41-SpringAutumn
As we march through the year from Djilba to Kambarang (take a look at Alicia Smith's Week 41 post to see what that means), we see our floral emblem - the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw - enter full bloom. There are several varieties of this flower, including green, yellow, and black species. All of them are stunning.
For this few short weeks, the south-west of Western Australia is a blaze of colour - and then, as suddenly as it begins, it is gone, with just a few dried-out Everlastings left behind in the heat of Birak and Bunuru as a reminder.
A little bonus photo from the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk - the big Boab Tree at King's Park, taken with my mini fisheye camera. No viewscreen, no viewfinder, no feedback, and a border around every shot...
Yesterday Alicia Smith and I took part in the Perth instalment of Scott Kelby's Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk for 2015. Here are a few highlights of King's Park, where the walk took place. https://goo.gl/photos/MLdvDyBgnaWh7Nvp8
WPP 2015 - Week 40 - Sea / Lake Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D , Ken Fowkes , Navin Upendran , Robyn King and T.E. Smith #WPP2015 #WPP2015-Wk-40-Sea-Lake
This small lake on Mt Eliza, within King's Park, is a part of a sprawling memorial garden to the pioneer women of the Swan River Colony. It is also a part of the Perth Botanical Gardens, which in recent years have been reborn from their original decorative purpose to a spectacular guide to the to plantlife of Western Australia.