70 pound, artifact resume for Wizards of the Coast (18 Pics)

Aug 29, 2015

 Well MrDeepImmersion's background was in electrical and computer engineering, so he knew his resume was going to appear very dry to a company that is all about creativity and story telling. Most people would just send in a boring resume full of credential and call it good, but not this guy. He decided to showcase his creativity and love for story telling by creating an extremely different resume. This guy transforms something that is usually considered a dull task into an experience of anticipation and excitement for the people receiving his resume.

He started off by 3D printing two tablets that are the basis of this entire project. One side has a written warning while the other side has an illustration of what happens when something is done to the tablets.
After he sanded down the tablets to make sure all the plastic was smooth to the touch, he added primer and then a layer of clear sealant. This helped create the glossy finish he wanted on the tablets.
Mold boxes were then made to fit around the tablets. 
Silicon was then poured into the mold boxes to harden around the tablets. This creates a shell of a tablet that plaster can then be poured into, allowing him to create tablets whenever he needs them.
A finished mold from the tablets. It seems to have come out extremely well.
After pouring a plastic into the mold and adding filler material to make the plastic look more like stone, he let it dry and this is what came out. This is the illustrated side of the tablet.
This is the description side of the tablet. The text reads "Whosoever shatters this tablet shall have the ability to summon a powerful ally; but be warned, doing so will change the future, forever." Pretty freaking awesome way to get noticed.
Then he smashes them!!!! This was one of the most crucial aspects of this project. The whole end game counts on the tablets being able to be smashed. What human could resist smashing one of those when it says specifically not to!
The tablets are actually designed to be slightly hollow. Here is where the genius of this idea comes into play. The CEO of the company has to smash the tablet to get at what's inside, and what's inside is his resume! 
A little paint will go a long way to giving these tablets an ancient and mystical quality to them.
The other half of the tablet.
The amount of detail MrDeepImmersion went into on this project is incredible. He even custom-made a wax stamp with his initials on them to seal his resume and cover letter in!
Two painted and finished tablets next to each other. He made two sets of tablets. One is specifically for the CEO of Wizards Of The Coast to crack open. However, MrDeepImmersion is banking on this being so cool, that the CEO will want to show others one of the most awesome resumes ever.
Now no ordinary postal service could deliver an artifact as powerful as this. So he decided to create his own crate container that looks almost exactly like the one from Indiana Jones: Ark Of The Covenant. 
The crate fits the theme of this whole resume absolutely perfectly. 
This guy went into so much detail that he couldn't skimp on packaging. He went to a local equestrian center and got fresh straw to line the compartments of the container.
A nice shot of the whole project together. He even included a hammer and chisel so the CEO would think he needs to use them to crack open the tablets. It will also help keep his resume from getting ruined when they are opened.
All packaged up and ready to go. He even had it delivered directly to the CEO's desk!

Ever seen a resume quite like that before? I didn't think so, and you probably won't even see one again. This really took a lot of creativity and time invested to make look really great. Unfortunately, through a little research I found out that he did not get the job at Wizards Of The Coast as there were no current openings for the position he applied for. He did however, get a job at an unspecified place because the CEO of Wizards Of The Coast actually took the time to call the creator of this amazing resume and tell him how wonderful it was. He also told him he was going to be letting CEO's from other companies know about his drive and creativity. You know what you did is pretty awesome work when the CEO of a company like that takes notice and pushes you to other companies.


Justin Wren's path from drug addict to Christian missionary (29 Pics)

I'm a huge fan of sports in general, definitely including the UFC. When I heard the story of Justin Wren onThe Joe Rogan Experience podcast, I instantly knew it was a story that had to be shared. Justin Wren is a 27-year-old former drug addict turned UFC fighter who then became a Christian missionary. The trials he has overcome and what he is doing with everything he has, is truly inspiring. After reading this story, maybe it'll inspire you to do something more for your community, or who knows, maybe you'll want to do something for a community in a different part of the world that doesn't have as much as you have.
Justin Wren is a massive human coming in at 6-foot-5, 265 pounds. It’s hard to believe his story of being a drug addict turned UFC fighter, and now a Christian missionary who travels to The Congo to build wells for the Pygmies. His story began when he was 13 years old and started to experience his first suicidal thoughts. He would sit alone at the cafeteria lunch table each day.
While he sat alone, his fellow classmates would bully him by throwing wadded up, chocolate milk soaked straw wrappers at him. They knew he lacked confidence and capitalized on this just as any bully would. His classmates even went as far as telling him that he’d be better off killing himself.
Wren began to agree with them, and at the age of 14 was diagnosed with depression. This was a hard diagnosis to handle but life went on. It wasn’t until he saw his first UFC fight that something clicked inside of him. He started to smuggle UFC tapes into his bedroom so he could watch the techniques and maneuvers these professional athletes exhibited.
After watching these tapes over and over again, he decided to try out for his high school wrestling team. Wren made the high school wrestling team and became a fierce competitor. His parents saw that their son was succeeding and decided to transfer him to Dallas Bishop High, where Wren would be coached by Olympic gold winners Kenny Monday and Kendall Cross.
He was intense inside and out. Wren would trash talk his opponents and argue with referees, but he still continued to win. Wren wanted to do everything in his power to prove both his parents and doctors wrong about his depression diagnosis. “I put on a good show. Everybody looking in thought I had everything going for me,” said Wren.
Wren was accepted to Iowa State, where he went to college for only a short time. However during this time, he began to abuse alcohol and marijuana, causing him to go down a very dangerous path. He was being booked to fight small local fights which lead to him trying cocaine with some friends after a long night of fighting.
Everything on the outside seemed to be going well for Wren, but he was a disaster inside. When he got the call to try out for The Ultimate Fighter because of his 7-1 record, he was ecstatic, but only he knew his dark secret: he was a raging drug addict. This didn’t stop him though. Wren managed to hide his addictions from his roommates and the coaches.
Wren was even the first choice pick for Trevor Wittman, who was the assistant coach to former UFC light heavy weight champion Rashad Evans. “I thought he had the best chance to win. He was very coachable. He is a guy who had a whole bunch of belief that when you believe you can do it, you always do it,” said Wittman. Even though he didn’t win the entire competition, after a controversial loss to Roy Nelson, he did get invited to go back to Las Vegas to fight on The Ultimate Fighter finale.
When most fighters are preparing for a fight, they are trying to cut weight by drinking lots of water, sitting in blistering hot saunas, and using sweat suits to sweat out water weight. But not Wren; he was using painkillers and smoking marijuana instead. He knows for a fact that if he would have been drug tested before the fight, he would have failed.
He ended up losing in a split decision to Jon Madsen. The UFC did tell Wren that if he was able to win another one or two fights, he’d be back in the UFC with a huge contract. “I hadn’t reached the top of the top, but I kept thinking, ‘Is this it?’ I looked around at my teammates, some of them world champions, cheating on their wives and battling some of the same drug addictions and knew they were asking the same question: Is this it?”

After the UFC fight in Las Vegas, Wren decided to move to Denver to join the Grudge Training Center where he would be training with other UFC heavyweights like Shane Carwin and Brendan Schaub. Because the training center was located in Denver, Wren was able to get his medical marijuana license and began smoking pot every day before practice. He even had signed posters hanging up in two different dispensaries.

Even with some of the best training in the world, this wasn’t enough to keep Wren satisfied. He began skipping practice. He started hiking in the Colorado mountains while under the influence of drugs, like mushrooms and ecstasy, often times with thoughts of suicide running rampant in his mind.
“I don’t think I’ve ever done meth but I couldn’t tell you, to be honest. There was a 2 1/2 month period where I don’t remember a thing. I don’t know where I was. That’s when I found myself hitchhiking.” During this time, Wren started losing friends as well as the respect of his teammates. He even missed his best friend’s wedding where he was supposed to the be the best man
Trevor Wittman had had enough. He was not only Wren’s coach, but also his friend. People had started talking about Wren and his declining commitment. Wittman pulled Wren aside. “He told me that everybody had voted me off the team except him, but he couldn’t go against the other guys any longer. He said none of the other fighters wanted their name attached to me,” said Wren. He went into the parking lot, full of tears and anger. What was he going to do next? Wittman suggested rehab, but Wren wasn’t ready to take that step.
What else was he supposed to do? He called Duncan, who in turn paid for Wren to attend a retreat in south Texas. From there, Duncan paid another few thousand for training equipment for Wren so he could continue to use fighting as an outlet. But this didn’t stop Wren; he brought drugs with him to the retreat. On May 10, 2010, Wren was three days into the retreat and was taking pain pills and smoking marijuana using tootsie roll wrappers. “Everything changed in one day. That day, I experienced God’s love and gave my life to Christ and it changed everything.”
Just seventeen days later, and with few signs of withdrawal symptoms, Wren managed to earn a unanimous decision in his next fight. Two months after, he won another fight in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was clean for the first time in his fighting career. A few months later in November, Wren was on a plane and started talking to the person sitting next to him. He opened up about his life and what he had overcome. That stranger was Bill Glass. He offered Wren a position in his “Champions Of Life” prison ministry.
With this came the opportunity for Wren to share his life's story with inmates, including some on death row. After speaking a few times, he received even more opportunities to speak at juvenile detention centers, high schools, and churches across the nation. He didn’t like the idea of making money from speaking engagements and started supporting himself through fighting and also working part time for his parent’s photography company. He started to attend church, volunteer at hospitals, and in turn began to resume training with Wittman.
After being clean and sober for a few months, Wren was given the opportunity to go on a humanitarian mission to Haiti. Here he saw children climbing mounds of trash just to reach drinkable water after the earthquake that leveled their capital. The next year, Wren went on missions to Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
After visiting numerous countries, he determined that the Pygmies of the Congo had it the absolute worst. It was brought to Wren’s attention that there was a plan through Shalom University to help free the Pygmies. He wanted to kickstart a program where he’d earn donations, go back down, and help free the Pygmies from slavery.
Before, Wren was just an observer, but now he was an activist trying to bring about a change that others didn’t agree with, making the next trip much more dangerous. Eastern Congo was in absolute chaos as rebels were pillaging towns, infecting mothers with HIV, and forcing children to be orphans.
Emily, Wren’s girlfriend, who was also a missionary begged him not to go, but he had to do something. With the funds he raised, he was able to purchase more land for the Pygmies and also help build a facility that would protect the project and the progress they had made. After leaving the Congo, he knew he needed to go back to help liberate 1,000 more Pygmy slaves.
But he had hit a wall. He couldn’t find the motivation to actually get him there this time. He knew they needed his help, but how was he supposed to leave everything and everyone behind to help these people. “I asked God to give me a sign that this wasn’t what I was supposed to be doing right now, that he had other plans for me. If this wasn’t what I was supposed to be doing, I just needed a little sign.” But when Justin Wren woke up on the morning of February 28th, he found more than 2,000 emails in his inbox.
 video he had posted months ago managed to go viral overnight. It was a video of Wren surrounded by a group of Congolese children, petting him like a pet puppy. It was the first time they had seen a white man in their village. From that point forward, Wren knew he had to keep fighting. He used every possible opportunity he received to spread the word about the Pygmies.
Wren managed to take trips to the Congo in July of 2011 and August of 2012. When you consider Wren’s size, it must have been quite a sight to see being that the average Pygmie man being no taller than 4-foot-9. They are often shunned by other Eastern Congo groups. They are thought of as animals and don’t receive medical care, education, or even citizenship in their own country. They are forced to live in the jungles with nothing to protect themselves, including shelter or weapons.
Because of this, they became slaves to landowners who claimed the soil the Pygmies were staying on. Because of the declining situations in the forest, wildlife is no longer abundant, and the Pygmies rely on their slave owners for survival. “I’ve spoken to Pygmies who’ve watched their relatives be hunted and eaten. The other tribes believe that if they eat a Pygmy, they’ll be impervious in battle,” says Wren.
Even though there are an estimated 300,000 - 600,000 Pygmies across Africa, Wren is currently focusing on nine different tribes. He has built relationships with seven of these tribes and is thought of as family with the other two. When he was there in 2012, Wren saw a Pygmy woman who was no taller than his waist, carry a bag of coal weighing 120 lbs for 3 miles. Her slave owner rewarded her with a patch of goat fur to eat. Another slave was paid two minnows for working a total of 12 hours in the field that day. He took this home to his sick wife so they could share it for dinner.
As if this wasn’t hard enough to see, Wren saw eight different graves that were occupied by eight newborn babies who were denied medical care. Wren even held a 1 1/2 year old child as he passed away. His mother who was a widowed slave took the child to the hospital and offered them money for the medications he needed, but the doctor told her he wouldn’t waste the medicine on a “Pygmy animal.” Wren purchased a casket with his own funds so the child could be buried.
During his two visits he lived with the Pygmies. He used their leaf-roofed huts as shelter, even though they blew away almost every night, leaving them with no shelter. Because the Pygmies live in the forest, there are concerns of bugs, snakes, and predatory wildlife around them. Because of the water conditions, Wren was on the brink of contracting Malaria during his first visit as well. He survived on caterpillars, goat intestines, and power bars he brought from home.
Before going back for a third time, Wren would like to raise $50,000. This will help with a lot of things, some of the money will be used to build a water well, grow corn and beans, and help them build a sustainable way of life. While a return to professional fighting isn’t completely out of the question, Wren would like to wait until this mission is fully accomplished. He’s still young so coming back to the UFC is do-able. “I’ll be fighting for the Pygmies, for my family living on the other side of the world and the other heavyweights better watch out."

Watch the video below for a close up look at Justin Wren and his mission to rescue the Pygmies


Photographed The Secretive Capital Of North Korea (17 Pics)

Aug 27, 2015

My name is Hélène Veilleux and I’m a Lyon (France) based photographer. My creative work could be defined as the fine line between reality and impossibilities.

I would like to invite you to cross the 38th parrallel North and visit Pyongyang, the secretive capital of North Korea (DPRK).
I am a tourist with my forehead pressed against the bus window, eyes wide open to capture every inch of the city. Clinging to my camera, accumulating postcards’ images I hope to finally confront the reality of this city nestled beyond the 38th parallel north with the sum of the images, rumors and fantasies laying inside me. But I’m a tourist, and the bus is back on track…

Arc of Triumph
Mansudae Hill
Amusement park
Mansudae Hill
Modern architecture
Subway entrance
New Dubai
Street view
Modern architecture
Wedding day
Street view
Street view
Traffic girl
Street view