Mordor After the destruction of the strongholds of evil in the north of Middle-earth at the end of the First Age, Sauron fled southwards seeking new lands. At the end of the first millennium of the Second Age, he chose a land walled by mountains, and there built his great fortress of Barad-dûr. After Sauron settled there, the land became known as Mordor (the Black Land) - no record of an earlier name for this region exists. After the defeat of Sauron in the War of the Last Alliance, Mordor was taken under the control of Gondor, and the Gondorians built fortifications around it to prevent the return of evil things. As Gondor's power faded, however, Mordor once again fell into the hands of the Enemy, and after two thousand years of relative peace, the Nazgûl returned and claimed the land once again in the name of Sauron.
Bridge and Tunnel Club Big Map See what's new on the Big Map: Hallets Cove Esplanade and Astoria Boulevard in Astoria, Queens (2/17/14); Whitey Ford Field in Astoria, Queens (2/14/14); Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village, Queens (2/6/14); Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Sarasota Jungle Gardens and The Ringling on Florida's Gulf Coast (2/1/14); Super Bowl Boulevard in Midtown Manhattan (1/31/14); Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona (1/24/14); Discovering Columbus Exhibition in Columbus Circle, Midtown Manhattan (1/18/14); Oyster Bay Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, Long Island (1/4/14); Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens (9/21/13); Shuttle Enterprise Flyover at the Intrepid in Manhattan (9/19/13); Great Jones Street in Noho, Manhattan (9/17/13); Barclays Center, Brooklyn Flea at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower and the defunct Dekalb Market in Brooklyn (9/16/13); Acadia National Park, Portland Head Light and Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory in Maine (8/16/13)
12 Video Sites That Are Better Than YouTube There’s little doubt that YouTube is the go-to video site for many people. In fact, it’s one of the most popular websites in the world. But what if YouTube happens to be inaccessible? Or you simply want more options for viewing videos online? What alternatives are there? 74 Books to Read if You Love the Hunger Games If you haven't read the Hunger Games you really should! They're pretty awesome. Check them out: If you're already a fan of the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins... You should add these books to your to be read pile!
David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' Recreated As Children's Book [Read + Listen ComicsAlliance readers should by now be familiar with the work of Andrew Kolb. We’ve spotlighted the illustrator’s work a couple of times before, first for his groovy representations of The Walking Dead and other beloved artifacts of pop culture, and most recently for his work with some of comics, film and television’s most famous double-acts like The Muppets’ Bunson and Beaker and Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob, but in the style of carved wooden blocks. Kolb’s latest work is more ambitious, telling the story of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity” in the style of an illustrated children’s book. The tale of doomed Major Tom plays out in Kolb’s bright and retro animation style, giving a face to the legendary Bowie character and making the conclusion that much sadder.Released in 1969 and considered a classic today, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is obviously a reference to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
25 Excitement GIFs to Perfectly Express Your Joy Excitement can be hard to convey in an e-mail. It's tough to capture just how wildly your arms are flailing or the exact non-word sounds escaping from your mouth in your state of extreme happiness. Luckily, there's a GIF for that. GIFs with jumping, dancing, screaming and anything else you might be doing in the wake of your good news. Once you've settled on a GIF, you only need to decide the ferocity of your excitement.
30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year by Terry Heick What’s trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology? iPads are still the standard but other platforms are making headway. Literature: "Among the Hidden" by Margaret Peterson Haddix Global rating average: 0.0 out of 50.00.00.00.00.0 These sites are about the book “Among the Hidden” written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Includes discussion questions, an online interactive quiz, a ppt, a biography of the author, and a role-playing activity. There are links to eThemes Resources on Overpopulation and Utopias. Grades Links Top 10 Anticipated Fantasy Books For 2012 - Part One Friday, January 6, 2012 Last year we ran an article where we chose our top 10 most anticipated novels for 2011. It proved overwhelmingly popular, amassing just shy of 20,000 hits! This year we decided to take things a little bit further though. Push a few boundaries.
TSPDT - The 1,000 Greatest Films (Introduction) , the 1,000th ranked greatest film. INTRODUCTION to the 1,000 Greatest FilmsAs voted by 3,349 critics, filmmakers, scholars and other likely film types. Current Version: February 2014by Bill Georgaris The 2014 version of TSPDT’s 1,000 Greatest Films is now at your disposal. I always aim for January, but somehow February seems to be where it all comes together these days.
stumbleupon The Last Question By Isaac Asimov The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when humanity first stepped into the light. The question came about as a result of a five-dollar bet over highballs, and it happened this way: Alexander Adell and Bertram Lupov were two of the faithful attendants of Multivac. As well as any human beings could, they knew what lay behind the cold, clicking, flashing face -- miles and miles of face -- of that giant computer.
Dark days: The fascinating history of the dystopian novel Dystopia, or the inverse of Utopia, the ideal society, is often thought of as a relatively modern literary genre, but in fact it has a long and fascinating history. Here’s a quick run-through of some of the most significant volumes that have made us think long and hard about the societies we live in. Revolutionary writing Dystopia has been a recurrent theme of popular and literary fiction since way back in the eighteenth century.