Weekend Links: Early Movie Concept Art

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When I first saw this photo of blemished inverted solar beauty, I thought "well that's cool ::shrug::" … then I clicked the picture to, as Phil Plait always says, "embiggen" and … wow. WOW!
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Early movie concept art: see what your favorite characters could have looked like. Some didn't change a whole lot, but some are a world away from what they ended up being onscreen! Do you have a favorite concept that didn't make it?
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Oh y'know, just a cat, sittin' and thinkin' like a human and stuff … (I want an explanation for this. Also, the music elevates it to new levels).
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This African fruit produces the world’s most intense natural color. Stunning.
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An Aurora Borealis timelapse. Beautiful definition and clarity.
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Micro-art: Jacqueline Lou Skaggs does tiny oil painting on pennies.
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For the stat-obsessed, Google Maps has produced an infograph on how Americans, Canadians, Mexicans and much of Europe spent our summer vacations.
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As a former proofreader, I can empathize with the pain of an oversight like this -- school official explains embarrassing typo on ‘public’ school sports sign. It's so obvious that everyone misses it, of course! (Thanks Holly!)
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A big thanks to everyone who sent in links this week -- keep it up! Send your finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com, or send me a Tweet.

September 16, 2012 - 7:01am
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