Dec 042016
 

Black Star Abstract Black and White Pattern Slip-On Sneakers – $77.55
Made by Delta Custom
An spacy icy fractal pattern with a bit of “Art Deco” feel and a winged star. You can play with colors if you press “customize” button.

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Jan 272016
 

[One of those pieces of text found in an abandoned hermit’s cave]

Sometimes, half asleep or delirious, like from behind a paper wall, we hear in our minds strange words or see strange pictures. Shadows or glimpses of what didn’t happen, won’t happen, wouldn’t happen. Or did it, will it, would it? How could the impossible be possible? How could an ordinary being comprehend that and after… go back to live an ordinary life?
 
…If the retreat at the Crossroads looked as a giant spaceship mostly buried underground, that’s because it really was. Like a metallic iceberg the very top of which was just above the surface. In the gaps between blossoming vines travelers could see dull bronze shine of an otherworldly contraption, all rivets and elegant curves.

Soon the hostess would come out, barefoot, ageless, long worn out dress with unearthly patterns,  messy hair. She would offer a cup of herbal tea at a wooden table in a wild lush garden. Her large mysterious blue eyes would carefully study you.  If you are lucky she would offer a room to stay.   Inside you’ll find aged red damask fabric on the walls,  plenty of dull metal and other discolorated leftovers of once opulent alien interior.  The hostess will talk to you a bit.  Be honest because lying won’t work.  Be honest and you might hear a story or two of traveling between worlds, of danger and laughter, of friendship and love. She will talk to you because she is waiting and had been waiting for a very long time.  She need to know when a right person will knock on her oval alien door…

… Adela was standing in the circle of men, all tall, dark hair, dark uniforms. They were almost clones, with only slight differences in their features. She realized that her old “friend” Lee Gallainus Ferrer was one of them, although now his hair was cut short and the face unshaven. The strange thing: none in the circle would look into her eyes. Not shy types, for sure!

– Please turn round, – said the voice behind her. She did, and this time the one who spoke was looking directly into her eyes.

She shivered. It was like starring into the heart of the Universe, cool blue light pouring out, stars forming and dying in blasts of energy… It was the light which could not be caught on camera. Living beings could see it, nevertheless.

– This strikes you every time, – she heard Lee’s voice in her head. – That is why being both his bodyguards and his prison guards, we are not allowed to look into others people’s eyes – when on duty.

She was standing in front of the last Iliodor himself, semi-ceremonial leader of the Galaxy, who would be the most powerful creature here would he be free. She felt paralyzed with fear and awe, still full of curiosity and… compassion…

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Jul 072015
 

A “dark hero” character

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Nov 192014
 

Sometimes, half asleep or delirious, like from behind a paper wall we hear in our minds strange words or see strange pictures. Shadows or glimpses of what didn’t happen, won’t happen, wouldn’t happen. Or did it, will it, would it? How could the impossible be possible? How could an ordinary being to comprehend the Impossible and then go back to live an ordinary life? Will this being’s values stay unshattered afterwards?

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The retreat at the Crossroads looked as a giant spaceship mostly buried underground. Like a metallic iceberg the very top of which is just above the surface. In the gaps between blossoming vines travellers could see dull bronze shine of (presumably) an alien contraption, all rivets and elegant curves.

 

Soon the hostess would come out, barefoot, ageless, long worn dress with unearthly patterns, platinum blond hair in a messy bun. She would offer a cup of herbal tea at a wooden table in a wild lush garden. Her mysterious blue eyes would carefully study you. If you are lucky she would offer a room to stay.   Inside you’ll find aged red damask fabric on the walls, plenty of dull bronze-like metal and other discolored leftovers of once opulent alien interior. The hostess will talk to you a bit. Be honest because lying won’t work. Be honest and you might hear a story or two of travelling between worlds, of danger and laughter, of friendship and love. She will talk to you because she is waiting and had been waiting for a very long time. She need to know when a right person will knock on her oval alien door.

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Oct 302014
 

This is an old illustration I did for a science (fan) fiction novel we were writing with my hight school era friends.

A mother is serving tea to three kids, their dog is watching. Warm evening, veranda, moths circling the lamp. This woman worked hard to create her own little paradise, a perfect house in the woods on a green beautiful planet, hiding from the past, from the enormous Universe full of stars, horrors and wonderfull mysteries.

But her elder kid is weird. In a moment he will start seeing things, she will break a cup and all her cute world will break to million pieces…

I bet JJ Abrams won’t come up with anything like this. 🙂

Soft pastels and black watercolor on cardboard, late 1980s – early 1990s.

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Oct 062014
 

You can’t have a good quality sci-fi story with mistakes like this. The Moon turned to be an “iron chicken” screaming and flapping its wings in the vacuum of space! Plus quite a few other ridiculous details including the wrong age of the Moon. How this is supposed to teach our kids to like science?

Moral dilemmas are very important but even they became so repetitive! By the way, our kids already left the audience despite most of us admiring Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor and Jenna Coleman as his assistant. The parents will be leaving soon too if the series won’t improve. And they could improve.

I am sure there is plenty of excellent new writers ready to take over and recreate the series which would inspire both young and old. Pose completely new important and controversial problems. Tell us about Earth history or new discoveries in physics – realistically, please. We really need something fresh and different, not just endless repetition of themes from previous episodes plus deep disregard of modern science.

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Oct 062014
 

You can’t have a good quality sci-fi story with mistakes like this. The
Moon turned to be an “iron chicken” screaming and flapping its wings in
the vacuum of space! Plus quite a few other ridiculous details including the wrong age of the Moon. How this is supposed to teach our kids to like science?

Moral dilemmas are very important but even they became so repetitive! By the way, our kids already left the audience despite most of us admiring Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor and Jenna Coleman as his assistant. The parents will be leaving soon too if the series won’t improve. And they could improve.

I am sure there is plenty of excellent new writers ready to take over and recreate the series which would inspire both young and old. Pose completely new important and controversial problems. Tell us about Earth history or new discoveries in physics – realistically, please. We really need something fresh and different, not just endless repetition of themes from previous episodes plus deep disregard of modern science.

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Apr 252012
 

A curtain, a flower pot, a cat looking out … to a futuristic base on another, red, Mars-like desert planet with a greenhouse dome and people in spacesuits working outside. A Home away from the Earth. A pure fantasy. Acrilic on Winsor canvas board. Approximately 12 x 10 inches (305 x 254 mm), unframed.

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Mar 192012
 

Star Trek The Next Generation – Collector’s Edition – TNG 5 (13,14,15)

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Oct 302011
 

Star Wars. The Clone Wars. Power of the Force. W H Smith Exclusive [Paperback]

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Oct 212011
 

Alien Sky Case For The Ipad by Alexandra Cook aka Linandara

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Oct 112011
 

Eclipse Above The Distant Lands. Alien Planet Ipad Skins by Alexandra Cook aka Linandara

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Oct 052011
 

Saturn Rising Iphone 4 Cases by Alexandra Cook

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