Mrs Escher’s Nightmare

Demoscene production by Andromeda Software Development presents what appears to be a continuous drawing of moving 3D objects to great effect. Video embedded below, but it is preferable to experience the PC demo:

A summer demo by ASD made for Euskal Encounter 22 (2014).

Code: Konstantinos “Navis” Pataridis
Music: Sotiris “aMUSiC” Varotsis & Fotis “Leviathan” Panetsos
Hand Model and Photography: Giorgos “Ch3” Cherouvim
Graphics: Nikos “Amoivikos” Batalas

You can download the demo for PC (around 25MB) here

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Astutiavermis infernalis by TheSeaLemon


Trailer - ‘The Crawl’


0:00 - 0:04

Blackness. Slow, laboured breathing extends into a death rattle.

V/O, female: ‘We lost the world.’


0:05 - 0:09

Series of fixed-camera shots of cities destroyed and deserted. The images intersperse with close-ups of wounds and dead flesh.

V/O: ‘To the dead.’


0:10 - 0:13

An overgrown yard crowded with shambling, rotting corpses.

At the farthest corner of the lot, something hidden in the undergrowth snatches a zombie out of sight.


0:14 - 0:16

Young man (Y) runs through the charred remains of an art gallery. A mob of bloody dead run after him.



Blackness. Sound of wet explosion.


Y has turned, is staring at a swamp of decaying blood, all that is left of his pursuers.

V/O: ‘We’re all prey to something.’


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So, my friend made herself into 15 foot long cardboard velociraptor with googly eyes

#u hold on to that friend #hold tight and never let go



So, my friend made herself into 15 foot long cardboard velociraptor with googly eyes

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The ecology of the internet.


The ecology of the internet.


By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on, and grab the books in print and in PDF.

By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

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'if at first you don't succeed…' The science version!


'if at first you don't succeed…' The science version!


Someone has finally combined LingBuzz (the archive of linguistics articles) and BuzzFeed (I assume you already know what BuzzFeed is) into LingBuzzFeed, your source of linguistics listicles. There’s only one up at the moment, but it’s pretty great: 5 Linguistically Valuable Uses For Drones.

I think my favourite might be the Isogloss Enforcement Drone, especially because of the illustration: 

Isoglosses are the neat lines on a map that divide dialects from one another according to their linguistic features. Unfortunately it’s long been known that isoglosses are an inadequate representation of dialect reality, since outliers can usually be found on both sides of the line.

With the Isogloss Enforcement Drone, we can finally do something about this lamentable situation! Equipped with an SMG and mini grenade launcher, this drone will patrol up and down the isogloss, punishing dialect offenders and occasionally launching seek-and-destroy missions for outlying deviant speakers. All while you bake a cake or watch a DVD of Downton Abbey.

However, all five uses are indeed very Linguistically Valuable, so you should read the whole thing, and I expect to see governmental funding agencies vying to support such valuable research (which can conveniently draw on both research and defence budgets). 

Obligatory disclaimer that AllThingsLinguistic does not condone violence of any kind, not even against annoying prescriptivists

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In recent years, biologists have recognized that birds engage in play. Juvenile Common Ravens are among the most playful of bird species. They have been observed to slide down snowbanks, apparently purely for fun. They even engage in games with other species, such as playing catch-me-if-you-can with wolves, otters and dogs.[77] Common Ravens are known for spectacular aerobatic displays, such as flying in loops or interlocking talons with each other in flight.[78][79]

They are also one of only a few wild animals who make their own toys. They have been observed breaking off twigs to play with socially.[80]

I love this I LOVE THIS

And this is just one reason why we should be glad crows don’t have thumbs or develop inter-generational education. We’d be so screwed.