Civilization 5: Domination and New Beginnings

After conquering Holland, Ethiopia, and the mighty Celts, and conquering the capitals of Genghis Khan and Byzantium, I finally won Domination for the first time on the Warlord setting! (The diplomatic marriage ability also helped for city states, though I did conquer a few of them without the help of it!) :D

Today, I started a new game, as the Mayans! Pacal’s ability (Long Count) is awesome, plus three Uranium mines help me guard my capital with Giant Death Robots and back my arsenals with Nukes! There is also so much space on this map, it’s unbelievable. Does anyone know, does the map get larger for the more civs you use?! … … … …

All the city states besides me are afraid. And they have reason to be! I have a mighty empire, and a strong army. By asking for tribute, I add to my treasury, which is growing 322 a turn! (top left!)

Please comment :D, and if you’re a beginner, or want to get Civ (buy here), please feel free to ask me any civ-related questions or advice! ;-)

The Maya Screenshot

Life and Times of Max Ernst

Max Ernst was born in Germany in the year of 1891. His father painted and Max took up his fun hobby too. Max studied Art History, Philosophy and Psychiatry at the University of Bonn.

He was close friends with Salvador Dali for many years. Max was in the German Army during World War I, and was affected by this horrible, long war. Soon after the war he joined a group of Artists called the Dadaists. Later he joined the Surrealists and like many other surrealists he wanted his paintings to flow freely from his mind, without controlling or imagining what they would be. Thirteen years later he quit the surrealists.

In 1941(three years after he quit the surrealists) he moved to New York to escape World War II. Near the end of his life he moved back to Paris. He died in 1976.

My favourite piece of art created by Max Ernst is “The Entire City” (Made in 1933). Max Ernst was very well known for his Frottage; where you use materials and rub their patterns and textures onto a sheet of paper (Or canvas etc.).

 

Click here to view my Paul Klee art file.

 

Life and Times Of Paul Klee

Paul Klee was born on 18th December 1879, near Berne, Switzerland.

Paul learned how to play the violin at the age of just 7, and joined the Berne Orchestra at the age of 10.

Paul also began drawing black and white pictures. He wanted to show his love for poetry and music in his art.

At the age of 19 Paul left school and moved to Munich, Germany where he studied drawing and painting. At the age of 22 Paul left Germany and studied art in Italy.

Paul married a woman called Lily Stumph. They had a baby named Felix 1 year later.

In 1906 some of Paul’s etchings were displayed in an art exhibition in Munich, Germany.

Paul became friends with August Macke and Wassily Kandinsky. In 1914 Paul and August visited Tunisia in Africa. Paul loved the bright colours and light of Tunisia and decided to start using colours other than black and white in his paintings.

At the age of 41 Paul became a teacher at the most famous art school in Germany, Bauhaus. He remained a teacher there for 11 years.

In 1933 Paul was forced to leave Germany by the Nazi Government. The Nazi’s wanted all pictures to look like real things.

Paul caught a disease at the age of 56. He didn’t get better and eventually died 5 years later in 1940, at the age of 61.

Desert Island Poem and Picture

To a desert island

S’where we float

Explore then return to the…

Ummm… where’s the boat!?

Krocarno Picture

This is a hybrid of two of my most deadly Batamon- Krokora and Volcarno.