Jul. 31st, 2009

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Things I would rather be doing than working on my WoW Art Exchange piece for this month:

-- Working on Larkspur's extended profile remix.
-- Applying for jobs.
-- Reading eMedicine's Medscape Hotspot on Lyme Disease.
-- Dailies.
-- Wiping on Freya+3.
-- Cleaning up the kitchen.
-- Reading The Urth of the New Sun.
-- Maybe reading Inkspell. (I am having a hard time liking it. I'm trying to figure out why; this may be subject matter for another post.)
-- Stick-figure pornography.
-- Grocery shopping.
-- Cashing checks.
-- Reorganizing my desk.
-- Ripping my entire CD collection. Ever.
-- Trying to beat the Elite Four with a badly designed team ten levels too low for the job. Again.
-- Emptying out the litter boxes.
-- Breaking an ankle. Again.
-- Writing this DW entry. Wait, recursion. TIME PARADOX! DIVIDE BY ZERO! OH SH--

...uh. Anyway. Needless to say I am feeling particularly uninspired and have ranted at length elsewhere about my multitudinous issues with my subject matter. (Which I imagine, in some karmic fashion, to be incredibly unjust of me as somewhere, whoever got ME for this month is doing the same thing. Frown.)

Well, anyway. Some of the things on the above list do actually need to happen (stick-figure porn makes the world go 'round) so it is BACK TO THE GRINDSTONE. Hopefully if I keep reminding myself that this character is someone's beloved chewtoy I'll get up enough inspiration to put out a sketch today. (Not to mention all the doodles I owe people, ararara.)

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I'm thinking I should register at PoeTV Portal of Evil (proper), if only because the comment community there seems to have both a sense of humor and a functioning brain between them. Skimming through the various nature videos (the bulk of my video consumption on THE INTERWEBS tends to be either nature documentary-ish footage or footage of people's pets; other people don't interest me that much, nor do most of their productions) I found a number of gems that were greatly enhanced by the comments on them.

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=8416 - Clever use of a digital camera screen to show a cuttlefish its own image. The voice narration is especially awesome, as is the cuttlefish going "wtf?" at 1:15.

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=57627 - In fact, if they had been underwater, this is what might have resulted. Note how much the guy's arm moves while the cuttlefish is tugging on it. Youch.

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=44724 - One of the comments suggests that the crab might actually be a parasite species of the jellyfish, but otherwise this seems like one of nature's "whoopslol" moments. Crab + giant jellyfish = ???

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=31115 - Scallops! Barrel rolls! Underwater cameras! Scallops doing barrel rolls into underwater cameras! You'll need to see it to believe it! (The "bonk" at the end does me in every time.)

http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=9948 - And because I need to maintain my street cred as a horrible person, have a Gordian worm video. SFW, but not safe for sanity. Or your lunch. Or small children. The comments on the PoeTV page still crack me up, even if you have to follow an offsite link to get at the video.

ETA: http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=9366 - Oo, oo, bonus horribles! I was wondering where this video of Cordyceps in action had gone.



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