Thursday, December 11, 2003

I've been Reading Ashok K Banker's adaptation of the Ramayana - an ancient Hindu epic relating how Vishnu incarnated himself on the earth to vanquish the Demon lord Ravanna - very exciting tale, I recommend it highly. Been surfing to do background research and have come across an encyclopedia of mythology

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Interesting page about Eugen Sandow - probably one of the earliest true body builders. Also on the page details of George Hackenschmidt
Some very interesting pages here - a couple with eclectic collections of photographs and bric a brac including dioramas, cameras obscura, strongmen and freaks

Friday, December 05, 2003

Go here to see the tallest virtual building in the world - it's made out of pixel art and is pretty cool. There's also Pixel Map - an never-ending pixel art road movie - You can even join in by downloading a section and creating your own section for the map
I'm looking into Homunculi this afternoon - here's an intro. You can find an online encyclopedia of althings alchemical here. There was a 1916 German silent series of 6 films in which a homonculus in his anger at being artificial takes over a country and tries to take over the world (you can also follow the link at the bottom of the page to see a listing of early sci fi epics.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Interesting article on the history of Old London Bridege