Sunday, August 26, 2012


For those of you who are already aware of what Gundam is (probably college-student nerds much like myself, I suspect), just skip the following description and go straight to the high definition Gundam wallpapers below.

For those of you who are unaware of what Gundam is exactly, read the rest of this post for a brief summary of the book, television, and film series (hint: it has a ton of giant, flying robots in it!) from Wikipedia:

"The Gundam Series (ガンダムシリーズ Gandamu Shirīzu?) is a metaseries of anime created by Sunrise studios that features giant robots (or "mecha") called "Mobile Suits" (MS); usually the protagonist's MS will carry the name Gundam.

The metaseries started on April 7, 1979, as a serial TV show called Mobile Suit Gundam. That first TV series has since spawned a franchise that has come to include works released in numerous media. 

Titles have appeared in the form of multiple television series and OVAs, movies, manga, novels and video games, among other modes. The story from the original 1979 series has been considerably extended with sequels, prequels, side stories and alternate timelines. 

As a result, the title Gundam has become a collective term for the seven distinct but related timelines that can be pieced together from the stories that appear in the Gundam franchise. Generally speaking, the timelines do not intersect, but they do contain a few common elements such as the titular war machines called Gundam. 

However, all Gundam timelines and worlds, long after their own anime series, do eventually intersect and combine in the series Turn A Gundam."

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Back to School Wallpapers (College/University Edition)

As August draws to a close, and September lurks just around the corner, college/university students all around the country (and quite possibly the world) are getting ready for new, fall-semester classes. Since I'm sure there's plenty of students who are excited to start classes or get back into campus life, it seems like a good idea to put up some back to school wallpapers.

Unfortunately, it's actually quite a bit harder to find back to school wallpapers than I thought. Cursory searches showed very little that I could actually use! :O So, while we are one short of my usual 5 minimum high definition wallpapers today, I think we'll be able to manage, right? :P

Check out the wallpapers below!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday Music - School of Rock

Many movie-goers will remember the movie that came out a considerable time ago by the name of School of Rock, starring Jack Black as a comical, totally-not-serious teacher that fills in for a teacher during his/her absence (frankly, I can't remember). After realizing they're a total bore, he whips out the instruments and molds them into rock 'n roll prodigies.

I'm sure the movie made a decent amount of money, and it was an all-around enjoyable movie (which isn't too hard with the lovable Jack Black). Watch it, enjoy it, and if you really liked it that much, then use one of these School of Rock high definition wallpapers!

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Fun-day: The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is absolutely, without a doubt, among the best superhero movies to have ever been released. The entire Dark Knight series, directed by Christopher Nolan, is a serious, epic take on Batman that sees bits and pieces of all the best best Batman comics thrown in, as well as some modern/futuristic adjustments.

I will try not give too much away here, but fans will not be disappointed in Bane's appearance as the main villain, and he does live up to the expectations. Bale also did a great job portraying Nolan's wise, brooding Bruce Wayne/Batman, although in my opinion he was many times more awesome in The Dark Knight.

Unfortunately, The Dark Knight Rises got a bit of bad press after the theater shoot-up that occurred after a college student from California opened fire on an entire theater screening the new Dark Knight Rises film. It made some people afraid to see the movie, and there were even copycat attempts!

However, the fever has died down, and hopefully so have the copycats.

Check below for a ton of high definition wallpapers for The Dark Knight Rises, in theaters now.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Skyrim - Winterhold Mage's College

For those of you who are unaware (and not a part of the gaming community at all, if you are indeed unaware), Skyrim is the fifth installment to the huge Elder Scrolls fantasy game series, one of Bethesda's famous non-linear open-world RPGs (click here for my previous post with a Skyrim wallpaper).

The following high definition wallpapers are of the school for those who wish to learn magic, the Mage's College in Winterhold. You can talk to a few people here, students and teacher alike, who will let you in on some secrets of all types of spellcasting (for gold, of course).

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From afar.

Dramatic effect

The tower, and the pillar of light

Enter if you wish

A beacon of magic

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Harry Potter - Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Fans of the Harry Potter series can definitely appreciate today's theme, which is the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There's even some house-specific wallpapers for your desktop, to show your House colors and mascot with pride (though pride is more for Gryffindors; I'm a Ravenclaw).

For non-fans of the book series, the Hogwarts school is a school for magical children in the Harry Potter book series, written by J.K. Rowling in the U.K. She has made a massive fortune thanks to the series and its merchandise, including 8 full-length, huge-release films, almost all of which have broken records.

Though, if by this time you haven't read the Harry Potter series, you've been missing out on so much.

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Mischief managed.

Battle of Hogwarts.

The gates open.

Gryffindor, proud and brave

Hufflepuff, fun and silly

Ravenclaw, serious and wise

Slytherin, cunning and devious

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Linux Tiem

For those of you who already know what Linux is, you can skip the description below and just go straight to the wallpapers. Just thought I'd save you some time. ;]

For those who are unaware, you probably recognize the two big names in operating systems (OS) right now: Windows and Mac, created by Microsoft and Apple respectively. While Windows was the computer of choice in my household, Macs were quite popular at schools and with college kids, for their simplistic designs.

Those two seem to dominate the computer world in popularity, but the more hardcore users have a different preference: Linux.

Linux, a "Unix-like" OS, is an operating system that promotes free, open source code (the "instructions" for software/programs, essentially). It was released by Linus Torvalds in October of 1991, and has since become an almost cult-like favorite among computer nerds.

Check out the high definition wallpapers below for Linux!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

United States of America (USA)

My apologies to the foreigners that visit my blog, because today's post is all about the home country of this college kid: the United States of America. The country that fought for its independence from colonial English expansion well over two centuries ago stays strong even today, and this post celebrates that.

These high definition wallpapers will satisfy even the pickiest patriotic students of desktops and backgrounds, so dig in and enjoy if you're looking for a little red, white, and blue to adorn your computer screen. Go crazy with some patriotic spirit!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Landscapes - Jungles & Rain Forests

One of the most fascinating places on the entire planet is the jungle... These shrubbery-shrouded forests have long been in the eyes of art and science, not just for their mystery but for their answers. Medicine and several other sorts of sciences owe quite a bit to the jungle, where a plethora of potent plants found nowhere else form incredible medicines, and biological species abound.

If you want to capture the awe-inspiring scenery of the jungle and the rain forest, check out the jungle/rain-forest high definition (HD) wallpapers below:

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Puppies and Dogs

One time, when I was several years younger and searching through the rows and rows of books in an old, cheap bookstore, I discovered a particularly informative book about the many kinds of dogs that were around, from domestic American dogs to exotic Asian and European breeds.

So, to celebrate the awesomeness of dogs (and the cuteness of puppies), I bring you these high definition wallpapers featuring not many kinds of canine participating in various activities (including the act of being irresistibly adorable). Check it out!

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