Fan films come and go, but making a feature-length Minecraft movie? That's taking fandom to a whole new level.
Enter Birth of Man, the Minecraft fan-film from Rocket Jump co-creator Brandon Laatsch. So far, only the trailer and a Kickstarter exist (the goal is $US600,000), but I would not put it past the internet to make this thing a reality.
When Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin saw this photo of two kids next to what looked like a giant snot she says she said "Phwoar!" out loud. After all, she was looking at a completely new species, one that she had been chasing for a decade.
The thing that I first said when I saw it [the photograph] was 'Phwoar'. It's a very scientific term. I'm just rapt by it, honestly. It's such an amazing find.
Gershwin — a marine biologist who specialises in jellyfish — had been hearing stories about this beast for 20 years. She was able to identify two other new jellyfish, but she was never able to see or capture a specimen of this 1.5m monster, the legendary huge lion's mane jellyfish that everyone talked about but nobody actually had proof of.
Probably about five years ago I finally put together in my head that there were really three different species of lion's mane jellyfish in Tasmania, or 'snotties' as they're also called. Yes snotties, they're a bit slimy.
So, when she saw the photo taken on the southern coast of Tasmania, she was really shocked by its size. She couldn't imagine they could be this big, she said to the Sydney Morning Herald. "It's really an enormous animal. I've never seen anything like this."
I have. It looks like the vomit-coated streets on St Patrick's Day or a special effect for the Ghostbusters. Life — sometimes it just looks like one giant snot.