Goodbye Mr. SpockFrom my FavoritesGoodbye Mr. Spock by Ellygator
It was with a sad heart that I read the news yesterday that Leonard Nimoy had passed on and that an era of TV legend and fandom had come to an end.
Star Trek was my first real fandom I got involved in, including the first ever convention I went to. Mr. Spock was my first teenage crush, and many fellow fans have become real-life friends over the years.
Even though I drifted off to other fandoms and interests later on, the Star Trek 'verse and the character of Spock always stayed with me. I love the idea of an utopia where we can work for the betterment of mankind and other races and reach out for science and discovery without having to justify our endeavors to hordes of greedy stockholders (unless you happen to be a Ferengi...), but for its own sake, becau
Robert Cornelius’ first selfie ever. After reading about this amazing guy, and seeing his photograph, I had the idea for this painting. The photo that inspired the painting is this one: media.tumblr.com/46bf343019af0….
And here’s his story:
In October of 1839, Robert Cornelius set up his camera at the back of his father's shop in Philadelphia, removed the lens cap, ran into the frame and stood still for five minutes before running back and replacing the lens cap. He had created what is thought to be the first self-portrait photograph. The back of the photo reads, "The first light picture ever taken." He was a bit of a chemist, a lamp manufacturer, and a pioneer of photography. Also, a very handsome dude!
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