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Welcome "Blogs of Note" readers!

Yesterday, I had the thrill of coming home and finding out The Flying Trilobite had been listed as one of Google Blogger's, Blogs of Note.

Welcome to the new readers!

I love introducing new people to my Art in Awe of Science, and would like to know more about you. So consider this an open thread to say, introduce yourself, and link back to your own blog. Please feel free to be interesting and not spammy. :-)

A quick intro to who I am: My name is Glendon, and I'm a classically trained oil painter living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I paint mainly using a mixture of traditional and digital techniques, and I love science, atheism and the wonder of imagination. All three of which can go hand-in-hand! Mainly, I paint subjects inspired by our pale blue dot's rich evolutionary history. And the occasional comic book character.

My art has been cited on numerous blogs about the intersec
tion between art & science, and I attended ScienceOnline'09 to moderate a discussion session on the subject, and I will be attending the 2010 conference to expand on it, co-hosting with the inimitable Felice Frankel.

You can read more about me at my bio page.

I also sell some reproductions of my art in my online shop, including t-shirts. Last year, I launched a calendar, which I have re-named Collection 1 and is now updated for 2010. I will have a Collection 2 out in the next few weeks.

Some of my top posts in my opinion are:
-The making of Darwin Took Steps.

-My thoughts on Inspiration & Drugs.
-Because of the amount of searches for it, I posted about Flying & Asthma.
-If you follow the label "process", you will find many more "making of" type of posts about how I create my work.
-I'm a member of Art Evolved, a fantastic collection of paleo-artists. Check us out!
-I've created a number of custom blog banners:

I believe in charities, and two I recommend very highly are:
The Beagle Project
Foundation Beyond Belief
Take a look, and see if the promotion of science, wonder and the advancement of people inspires you.

Thanks again for visiting The Flying Trilobite!


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Creative Commons Licence.

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Bring Bing Back!

We gotta bring Bing home.

Bing left home and has sent amazing photos back from across the Pacific. Some with little robots. I know that piqued your interest. Little robots! The photography is all that and a bag of squid-ink chips. (Except for that one where he has a giant Buddha stuck to his head. That's just weird.)

The Son of a Blue Guy is in Japan, and needs to get back to Minnesota. His new friends in Japan want to keep him there. In fact, they have threatened to hold him for ransom unless his North American friends and family do two things:

1. Answer questions about Japan/Nippon culture and cuisine.
2. Donate money to help his mother pay the plane fare for his trip.

It's tempting for a young man to stay in Japan, because so far he has found the food to be awesome and the shopping (even in vending machines) to be, let's say, "unique." In fact, the Japanese students think that if he stays long enough he could use his ninja powers to be Emperor someday. I don't think that this would be a good thing for world peace, as Bing has not worked out his "Megalomania" issues and bad things could happen.
So I've heard. The robots are in the photo for a reason after all.

The question The Flying Trilobite has been assigned to help Bing is:
The name “Japan” is an exonym. Exonyms are place-names not used in the native language nor by the native people. The endonyms for Japan are “Nippon” (formal) or “Nihon” (informal.) The origin of the word “Japan” is traced back to Portuguese sailors who adapted it from the language of:

a. Vietnam
b. Korea
c. Malaysia
d. Hawai'i

Click! Donate some cha-ching to bring Bing back! (A part of me wants him to bring giant conquering Gundams with nunchuk skills.)

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Blogroll Amnesty Day

Blogroll Amnesty Day is a bloggy community event wherein more popular blogs create links to less popular blogs. You can read all about it at Skippy's.

Here are some blogs I'd like to see get even more attention.

-The Day After - art by my friend Chris Zenga, focusing mainly (but not exclusively on) the walking tedd, Zombie Bears many based on different archetypes. Zenga is a socially-conscious horror artist as well and is donating a portion of his print sales to a good cause. It reminds you to be careful 'cuz when you go out to the bloggy woods today, you're in for a big surprise.
-Relationship-a-holic - I value different points of view, and I've started following this blog to get just that. Still in its nascent stages, I'm enjoying the wit and occasional snark.
- Hammered Out Bits - professional blacksmith (yeah, that's right, I said blacksmith!) Darrell Markewitz and his adventures in artistry. This is as hands-on as it gets. Swords from meteorites!
- orchidart - This is a focused blog and focused artist. Personally, I'm always chasing after ideas and things in science which wow me. Artist Garness looks at a single wide-ranging subject and I find these images quiet my mind. I contemplate how they were painted, and how the orchids grow.
- New Minority - Family-man, atheist and soldier, Jones is a commenter here who looks at the world from a rare vantage point.

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Pucker & Bloat have a new fan

Here's our 3 year old hermit crab Shiny enjoying Pucker & Bloat from the Cephalopodcast.

I've added an abundance of new bloggy-peeps to my blog lists since ScienceOnline'09. And the content is entirely appropriate for 3-year old hermit crabs! Educational and fun.

As you can see, Shiny is sporting his fah-bulous leopard print shell. Almost grown out if it, the big boy!

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The Flying Trilobite Blogroll

In preparation for some other changes, I have decided to move my blogroll into a post. I'll keep a link in the sidebar, and will be adding and frequently updating a "Blog List" of feeds of some of my favourites. Bear with me, and my apologies if this bit of housekeeping has shown up in your RSS feed or inbox unwanted.

For now, I will be keeping the widget and Atheist Blogroll's-most-recent-25 in the sidebar. The Blog List I'll be adding will feature blogs I love, mainly not in the other two lists.

The Flying Trilobite Blogroll

Artistic Brilliance
Art Department
Art of Barry K. MacKay
Art of Bluefooted
Art of Daniel Downey
Art of Darren Daz Cox
Art of Diana Sudyka
Art of Donato Giancola
Art of Doug Chiang
Art of DrHoz
Art of Eric Poulton
Art of Iain McCaig
Art of Jacqueline Rae
Art of James Gurney
Art of Jan Duursema
Art of Jesse Graham
Art of Joe MacGown
Art of Jon Foster
Art of Justin Sweet
Art of Koolasuchus
Art of Leslie D'Allesandro Hawes
Art of Lynn Fellman
Art of Nancy Eldridge
Art of PixelFish
Art of Ryan Church
Art of Sandra Falcone
Art of Stacey Burgess
Art of Tony DiTerlizzi
Art of Wayne Barlowe
Art Scene International
beinArt Surreal Art Collective
Blac Ice - by FreezeD.N.A.
Bond's Blog
Bug Factory
Coherent Lighthouse
Daily Mammal
Druantia Art
Girl Genius
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators 2007 Gallery
Hammered Out Bits
Imagine FX
Ink Nerd
Lady Meerkat
Lines and Colors
Morpheus Museum
Olduvai George
Orchid Time Lapse
Prehistoric Insanity
Rigor Vitae
Science Tattoo Emporium
Scientific Illustrator - Bruce Bartrug
Scientific Illustrator - Anne Brogden
Scientific Illustrator - Emily Damstra
Scientific Illustrator - Gina Mikel
SciScoop - SciArt Section
SilverStars - Rachel Anderson
Spectrum Fantastic Art
Speculative Dinosaur Project
State of the Art - Jeff Hayes
Storyteller's Workshop
Tiny Aviary
Watercolor Painting Art - Derek McCrea
Weapon of Mass Imagination
When Pigs Fly Returns

Science & Rationality
A Blog Around the Clock
Almost Diamonds
Bad Astronomy
Beagle Project Blog
Black Sun Journal
Blue Collar Scientist
Boneyard Carnival
BrightsOnline Blogs
Canadian Iconoclast
Charles Darwin's Blog
Cocktail Party Physics
Contrary Brin
The Darkened Face of Heaven
Deep Thoughts
Denialism Blog
Dinosaur Tracking
Discover Blogs
Disillusioned Taxonomist
Eastern Blot
Eloquent Atheist
Evilutionary Biologist
Evolucionarios (Spanish)
Evolved and Rational
Fish Feet
Free Range Academy 新鲜脑汁
Greg Laden
Hairy Museum of Natural History
Heretic's Altar
Inkling Magazine
Life Before Death
Linnaeus' Legacy
Meming of Life
Metamagician & the Hellfire Club
Mike's Weekly Skeptic Rant
Nerd News Blog
New Minority
Not Exactly Rocket Science
Of Two Minds
Official Richard Dawkins Site
Oot & Aboot With Some Canadian Skeptic
Page 3.14
Planet Atheism
Red Notebook
Science Notes
Secular Conscience
Sentient Developments
Shifting Baselines
Skeptic Magazine
Splendid Elles
Tangled Up in Blue Guy
The Loom
The Other 95%
The Wide Screen
The World We Don't Live In
Thoughts From Too Far North
Traumador the Tyrannosaur
Trilobite Clothing
Virginia Hughes
Work of Michael Shermer

Giggling Reflex
Basic Instructions
Jesus & Mo
Myers EXPELLED! *giggle*
Russell's Teapot
Science Rap feat. D.Dawk
The Onion

Wit, Wisdom & Weirdness
Digital Cuttlefish
Frozen Toothpaste
On Spec
Ring of Fire Enterprises
Stephen Fry: blessays, blogs & blisquisitions
Trilobite - poem by Naomi
Trilobite Clothing
Trilobite Cookies
Trilobite Kite - by Peter Lynn
Trilobite Molecules
Unkie Herb
Warren Ellis

Science Resources
Alex Foundation
Anomalocaris Homepage
Asthma Society of Canada
Butterflies & Blooms
Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn & Titan
Center for Inquiry Ontario
Cram Science
Darwin Day
Dinosaur Dictionary
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Fossil Museum
Guide to the Order of Trilobites
Mars Meteorites
Mars: Spirit & Opportunity
Midwest Paleo
Parenting Beyond Belief
Planetary Society
Rational Response Squad
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Science Base
Science Daily
Skeptic Dictionary
Three Rivers Rock & Fossil Museum

The Flying Trilobite Army has dispersed!
A Blog Around the Clock blogroll
a fickle sonance blogroll
Atheist Blogroll
Beagle Project - blogroll
Beagle Project - I wrote a review
Beagle Project - Support
Black Sun Journal - site feed
Bloggin' Off - blogroll
Blue Collar Scientist - blogroll
Blue Collar Scientist - comment award
Bond's Blog blogroll
Brights Online feed
Carl Zimmer's Science Tattoo Emporium - tattoo featured
Catalogue of Organisms - blogroll
Cocktail Party Physics - blogroll
Cocktail Party Physics - Life As Trilobite featured
D-log - link
Daniel Downey Illustration - blogroll
Darwin Day contributor 2007
Digital Cuttlefish - blogroll
Dinosaur Tracking - blogroll
Disillusioned Taxonomist - Blog List
Dispersal of Darwin - Darwin painting featured
Eloquent Atheist - article + art featured
Eloquent Atheist - Darwin Day art featured
The Edger - link and Darwin Took Steps featured
eTrilobite - blogroll
eTrilobite - top 3
Evilutionary Biologist - blogroll
Evolucionarios - Darwin portrait featured
Fish Feet blogroll
Flying Trilobite Reproduction Shop
Free Range Academy - blogroll 新鲜脑汁 blogroll
Gaslamp Fantasy links
GBG Atheist News - bloglist
Greg Laden - blogroll
Heretic's Altar - blogroll
Hrag Vartanian - article link
Imagine FX Gallery
Inane Ramblings of a Demented Predator link
Jesse Graham's Art - links
Koolasuchus - Darwin portrait featured
Laelaps - blogroll
Le soledad del excentrico - blogroll
Leslie's Blog - Links
Leslie's Vacation Blog - blogroll
Linnaeus' Legacy - blogroll
Lunartalks - artwork link
Lunartalks - dangerously envious
Migrations - caught attention
Miss Welby - blogroll
Nancy Eldridge's Art - blogroll
Neural Gourmet - blogroll
Neurotic Psychology - blogroll
New Minority - blogroll

Not Exactly Rocket Science - blogroll
Of Two Minds - blogroll and banner artwork
Page 3.14 profile + interview
Paul Kedrosky - fossil rabbit painting
Pharyngula - CFI-Myers poster featured
Pharyngula blogroll
Planet Atheism feed
Pro-Science blogroll
Retrospectacle blogroll + banner
Science Notes - article link + blogroll
Science Notes - Haldane's Precambrian Puzzle link
Scientia Natura blogroll
Self-Absorbed Boomer - blogroll
Splendid Elles - blogroll
Spurious Phantasies - blogroll
State of the Art - blogroll - quotes Flying Trilobite
Tangled Up in Blue Guy - art featured
Tangled Up In Blue Guy - Darwin painting featured
The Flying Trilobite DeviantArt gallery
The Other 95% - blogroll
Tomorrow's Trust article link
Transformation - photography
Trilobite Clothing - blogroll
Triloblog - links
Twisted Stitches - I'm geeky cool
Tyrannosaur Chronicles blogroll
Unkie Herb Blogroll
When Pigs Fly Returns - blogroll
Xenophilia - quoted Flying Trilobite

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