Worn books, hidden paths, striking vistas, and displaced machinery- an accumulation of images from, inspired by, and relevant to the ages of Myst.

Insanely cool bit of behind the scenes footage from Riven!

Marty O’Donnell just posted a video of his foley work for the opening scene with Cho- it’s pretty amazing how recognizable these sounds still are, almost twenty years later.

star-shaped spillway in the Kechut Resevoir | Jermuk, Armenia

Back from Mysterium!

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I just wanted to stop in and thank everyone who attended my art panel at Cyan last weekend- it was so lovely meeting all y’all, and it warmed the very cockles of my heart to see such an enthusiastic reaction to my sketches and ramblings.

I should be posting a link to the MoietyPunk and Mo D’ni, Mo Problems shirts, as well as a site to browse through my Myst journals, some time in the very near future- I’ve got a lot coming up in the next couple of weeks (moving, conventions, and a very Myst-appropriate trip to Iceland) so thanks for hanging in there. <3

-C

Gen. Benjamin Huger, CSA | portrait of Aitrus in Riven: the Sequel to Myst

abandoned limestone quarry | Belgium

photography by Martino Zegwaard

brutalist pendant chandelier | C. Carl Jennings, blacksmith

NGTE Pyestock | Fleet, Hampshire

For over fifty years, Pyestock was host to the development and testing of gas turbine engines. From the 1950s through to the 1970s, it was the largest facility of its type in Europe (if not the world), and the design, experimentation and testing at Pyestock helped to usher in the jet age. [x]

photography by Martino Zegwaard

limestone quarry and chapel | Netherlands

photography by Martino Zegwaard

rock fins in Arches National Park | the Cleft in Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

"I invented a desk in which the books I had to study were arranged in order at the beginning of each term… after the minutes allowed for dressing had elapsed, a click was heard and the first book to be studied was pushed up from a rack below the top of the desk, thrown open, and allowed to remain there the number of minutes required. Then the machinery closed the book and allowed it to drop back into its stall, then moved the rack forward and threw up the next in order, and so on, all the day being divided according to the times of recitation, and time required and allotted to each study."

John Muir’s Clockwork Study Desk | Wisconsin Historical Society

(Source: Flickr / vige)