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I recently visited the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. While I was there I noticed several displays with ties to mecha anime.

One corner of the museum is made up to look like an aircraft carrier, and inside are exhibits explaining the role of c...

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This is a mini-setting made up of several factions, desert-themed monsters, Dyson Logos maps, random desert encounters, and a Big Score everyone's trying to get.

This article describes the factions and Big Score involved in this mini-setting; the next article will describe several different locati...

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Brachelys

Pity the brachelys. Millennia ago, hunting and gathering tribes learned that a brachelys's tough hide makes excellent armor and shields. Centuries ago, wizards discovered many magical properties in brachelys's internal organs.

As a result, these normally docile creatures are often hunt...

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A quick tour of Cura, a popular desktop app used to prepare 3D files for 3D printing.

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Part of a panel called "Why We Love Story So Much" with voice actor Crispin Freeman at Anime USA 2018.

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Leafie, a Hen into the Wild is a 2011 South Korean animated family film, and that's where I have to pause to explain something.

While absolutely a movie aimed at kids, Leafie is about a female chicken who escapes a farm to live in the wilds among other animals. However, chickens are a prey specie...

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The harpsivell is a tough desert creature that has developed a very strange adaptation: strings line a ridge on its back, and it vibrates those strings to create weird, atonal sounds that disorient or incapacitate both predators and prey. These omnivorous creatures won't eat anything larger than a r...

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Part of a panel called "Why We Love Story So Much" with voice actor Crispin Freeman at Anime USA 2018.

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