Archive | January, 2011

Not Tapirs

29 Jan

I was going to post a video about my observations of tapir morphology, but for some reason my computer won’t let me.
Have a sketch of a heterodont altirostral Phytosaur instead. Go google image “Smilosuchus” and you’ll get what I mean. The teeth are purely for funsies.




27 Jan

I started reading “Looking For Alaska” by John Green today.

I’m reading it with John’s voice in my head, it’s very cool.

Fixing Avatar

25 Jan

James Camerons Avatar, not the tv show we all know and love.
Also, I’m not saying that I’ve fixed the movie, but I’ve fixed what should have gone down so everyone is happy. Well, the Sky People  are happy and the navi are, you know, alive.
This plan actually takes forethought, so stick with me.

Step 1: Take some cuttings of Home Tree. Grow them up, take cuttings from them again until you have a lot of cuttings. Find a nearby area on Pandora with no unobtainium in the ground, clear it, do your ground prep and plant them. Make sure they get properly established, maybe form prune them and stuff. You can probably start step two before you have finished this though.

Step 2: Kill Home Tree. Distract the Navi with fireworks and hit it with a chemical axe. A chemical axe is essentially a hypodermic needle for a tree which you use to inject herbicides into it. So Home Tree looks like it just gets sick and dies on its own. Seeing as Home Tree is so freakin big it will probably take a while and you would probably have to hit it a few times, but that’s ok because it gives the cuttings longer to grow.

Step 3: Diplomacy. Sky People are all “Oh shit, Home Tree died? Well we thought Home Tree was so cool that we did some science to see how they grow, we’ve got heaps of them growing over here. We can help you move over there and set up tents and stuff for you while they’re still too small to live in. We’re so sorry to hear that your cool tree died, we’ll do our science and try and find out why.”
A couple of ‘science’s later.
“Blue dudes! We were doing the science thing to try and find out why Home Tree died! There’s this poisonous stuff under the ground that kills trees! Its spreading too! It might like, kill the whole forest or something! That would be heaps bad, right. We’ll dig it out of the ground for you, because we think you guys are so cool and stuff.”

Step 4: Profit. You’re welcome.

Moral of the story: Never send a Marine to do a nurseryman’s job.


The Best Fish

24 Jan

Shuddup, today sucked.


Album Art Game

23 Jan

Album art game!

Found it on facebook. The premise is that you take three completely random things and stick them together as an album cover for a hypothetical band.

Here are the rules:

1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random… Read More”
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 – Go to Quotations Page and select “random quotations”
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 – Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 – Use an image manipulation program to stitch them all together in a manner befitting album artwork.
Making it square helps.

I kinda fluked that first one, they all fit together so well.
Comment below with your own! I’ll pick the best one and you will win a prize!



18 Jan

“She’s a Hodgson, not a virtue. You’re wrong. Now give me my x

You’re welcome


The Blind Girl

18 Jan

John Everett Millais was so far ahead of his time. As far as memes go anyway.
They found one of his old sketch journals full of drawings of cats with strange captions. Noone knew the significance of it at the time and it was lost to the world. Such a shame.


Make Us a Sandwich

15 Jan


Perspiring Spiders Aspire Higher

14 Jan

So next to the clothesline as I was hanging out the washing this evening, a spider was working parallel to me; a rather large spider was building a rather large web.
His anchor lines were attached to trees some eight metres apart, and weren’t very obviously; hanging majestically in midair.
As he laboured effortlessly he was coiling ever closer to that which was framed perfectly by his web, the moon. Very poetic and beautiful, but I couldn’t find a bloody camera so I took a mental picture so I could draw it later.

A sudden moment and an insect becomes trapped in his web, as it struggled it pounced, like a passionate lover; Distracted from a much grander goal by the instant gratifications of an opportunity falling into ones lap.

Rather human of a creature often depicted as the epitimy of evil and disgustingness.



13 Jan

I just saw tangled, it was pretty good. It was rather Disney, which is good. Ambiguous dramatic villain death where you don’t actually see them die.
Can you tell from the quality of art that I want to go to bed?
Night ty fighters.


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