I’m going to Planet Comicon in less than a week!
Cosplay isn’t quite finished yet but it’s not too hard
I cant wait!
my life is just excitement and happiness over different children’s cartoons
when they become just as obsessed as you:
battle sprites be like
Today, on International Woman’s Day, we’re very proud to be able to bring you a woman’s story of engineering, technology, innovation and invention solving an everyday problem.
In Kinshasa, capital of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, traffic congestion is a serious problem. Apparently, few drivers bother to obey signs, lights, or even human traffic directors. It was a snarled free-for-all. Until the robots showed up.
The Congolese engineer Isaie Therese designed and built two 8-foot-tall, classic Robbie the Robot-style automatons to take over traffic-directing duties from their human forebears, and apparently, the plan is working.
“As a motorcyclist I’m very happy with the robot’s work,” one commuter told CCTV Africa. ”Because when the traffic police control the cars here there’s still a lot of traffic. But since the robot arrived, we see truly that the commuters are respectful.”
click through for a video report on her achievement
Putting this up again for the evening crowd incase they missed it!
Always liked that quote.
This makes me think EDI learned a lot of human mannerisms from watching Shepard… that thought makes me happy
What’s Wrong with Your Screenplay? An Infographic
The scriptreader listed 37 frequently occurring problems, here are the top 20:
- The story begins too late in the script
- The scenes are void of meaningful conflict
- The script has a by-the-numbers execution
- The story is too thin
- The villains are cartoonish, evil-for-the-sake-of-evil
- The character logic is muddy
- The female part is underwritten
- The narrative falls into a repetitive pattern
- The conflict is inconsequential, flash-in-the-pan
- The protagonist is a standard issue hero
- The script favors style over substance
- The ending is completely anti-climactic
- The characters are all stereotypes
- The script suffers from arbitrary complexity
- The script goes off the rails in the third act
- The script’s questions are left unanswered
- The story is a string of unrelated vignettes
- The plot unravels through convenience/contrivance
- The script is tonally confused
- The protagonist is not as strong as [he or she needs to] be
In a way, while the information about script problems is helpful, there’s a ton more information included here. Like the fact that 270 of the scripts were written by male writer(s). Or that only 2 scripts took place in outer space. Or that the most common location for these films-in-waiting was “some anonymous small town,” which just narrowly edged out its exact opposite, a place called “New York City.”
So here’s to more space, less anonymous small towns.