Back when Tumblr was preparing to remove adult content from the service I was apparently too busy deleting my actual porn blog to realize they had started flagging content on my very chaste Sweetums account. I only found it today when getting a message that they had reviewed my appeal (my what?). sweetums.tumblr.com was launched in 2013 mostly as a way to entertain people that used to follow me on Google Reader. It has a Twitter account too. I think the content flagged as adult is pretty funny and rarely adult so I present it to you here in its entirety as a 6.9MB image hosted on Yahoo!’s finest service: Flickr. Links to the relevant content at the end. CW: Female presenting nipples Continue reading
I’ve commissioned a few avatars over the years so I thought I’d collect them all in one place and credit them. But really just get in there and celebrate me ya know. Continue reading
Last year I sent my favorite Wu-Tang Protect Ya Neck scarf with Pinguino and friends to Africa specifically so they could put it on a giraffe. The moment above was captured by @nousie and the photo has since spread far and wide. Wu-Tang Financial recently reposted it and I had just finished a piece of holiday art which worked out to be the perfect reply, embedded below. Continue reading
My mom always says she doesn’t know what to get me for christmas, so last year I told her I wanted a counted cross stitch kit. She sent me this one specifically. I had done cross stitch before and had the idea that it would be fun to stitch pixel art like game sprites. But before I embarked on that I wanted to stitch an actual kit for practice. It took a lot of time to complete and I would listen to books on tape while I stitched. I finished the project off by changing the original text to a well known rap lyric. Thanks, Mom. Continue reading
Aside: While researching this I rediscovered the Microsoft research paper from last summer where they developed an algorithm for turning pixel art into vector art.
I’m not sure who made the original image above but I’ve seen it a couple places in the last day. Are people still mad about Firefly being cancelled? It’s been 10 years. Move on. Anyway, after talking to Lon about the great injustice of the standard firefly page taking precedence over the series page on Wikipedia, I made the following image:
A few weeks ago I told my friend Chris Nelson that I was going to print up new business cards for ShmooCon. He argued that club flyers would get way more attention and nextdayflyers.com makes it stupid easy. I mocked up the front, which you can see on the left and asked, “Like this?”. He said he’d pay for half if I bothered to go through with it; that’s all I needed to hear.
I had spotted the image on the left on some random Tumblr. I used TinEye to dig up the larger (laser-free) original. It’s apparently from a Rossin calendar created in the 80’s. Our graphic designer friend @skrike redrew the lasers for meâ€”they look great in black light. The image on the back of the card comes from We Have Lasers!
I enjoyed making the flyers and everyone had a good laugh (picture of one in the wild). This isn’t something I’d hand out most places, but ShmooCon has a fun lighthearted atmosphere.
hotcaptcha is a funny idea to begin with; instead of deciphering text designed to prevent spammers you just click on the “hot” people to prove you’re a human. I think my modification pictured above will help capture even more robots than the original. Schneier pointed out today that spammers have even developed a game to have people break captchas for them.
Praise be to the great Waxy for pointing out Fred Eerdeken’s amazing art. His 3D installations of clouds, wire, and trees create 2D text projections. You can see his work on Flickr. The picture above was taken by pocketmonsterd. I think it’s funny that I saw this after seeing a 3D shadow from a 4D object. I think it would be neat if the galleries gave out digital cameras and had patrons “discover” Eerdeken’s text using flash photography. That would probably be a good trick for a horror film as well.