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Yesterday, I had an interesting conversation with a gal who’s going through a career change. She used to work in fundraising for a non-profit, but she went to grad school to study arts and culture. In school, she studied film and TV, and she got super excited talking about storytelling and how…

odditiesoflife:

Incredibly Creepy Carved Pumpkins

As Halloween approaches, you may be thinking of carving your own Jack O’Lantern out of a pumpkin. American Ray Villafane takes pumpkin carving to another level. Drawing on his background in art and his work in designing models for DC and Marvel comics, Ray sculpts intricate horrific faces out of pumpkins. His carvings look like gothic gargoyles in keeping with the theme of the popular holiday. “The most intricate pumpkin model that I have designed is the Zipperhead model (picture 2), which took the best part of a day. Otherwise, the models take a couple of hours,” he says.

(Source: telegraph.co.uk, via odditiesoflife)

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Beyond the walls of Eryx

Gorgeous and sublime demoscene production by ASD from 2007 is isometric vectorpunk.

Video embedded below, but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND downloading it and play natively on your own computer as it was intended (and much more better):

You can find links to download this demo here

(Source: pouet.net)

odditiesoflife:

10 Incredibly Creepy Cakes for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time to start planning how to celebrate it in the most spectacularly scary way. In this collection we’ve gathered the best Halloween cakes to get you in the right mood. While some Halloween cakes from this collection are real masterpieces, others really went for the true creep factor with blood, stitched skin and brains. Enjoy!

(Source: beautifullife.info, via odditiesoflife)

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Cloudpaint

Online recreation of the old Apple mono paint programme MacPaint, fully functional to create your own work.

CloudPaint 1,0 beta

a painting tool for the web written by Martin Braun

bows to the original MacPaint tools and its creators Bill Atkinson (code) and Susan Kare (artwork).

Try it out here

odditiesoflife:

Still-Practiced Pagan Ritual Costumes

These are not your average Halloween costumes. For two years, French photographer Charles Fréger has been traveling throughout European countries, trying to capture the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his Wilder Mann series. What he found was a huge array of pagan rituals, mainly related to the winter solstice and spring renewal, focusing on the common myth of the “wild man.”

It appears that the tradition of men dressing up as wild animals and monsters, which dates back to neolithic times and shamanism, is still very alive. The mythological figure of a “wild man” represents the complicated relationship humans have with nature and life and death cycles. His series explores the different interpretations of such figures – while some cultures depict him as covered in flowers or straws, others possess the features of bears, goats, or horned and hairy beasts.

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Sea Change — High and Low Tides

The daily rise and fall of the tide can be pretty extreme on the shores, leaving large areas flooded and dry in the same day. Michael Marten has been studying the tides since 2003, capturing them with his camera showing high and low tides from exactly the same location. Marten’s images capture the natural cycle of the ebb and flow of the sea that often takes hours to complete. Here are 5 animated GIFs showing his amazing images of the changing tide. More of Michael Marten’s series, Sea Change, can be seen at his website.

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Animated Gifs of Amazing Animals Facts

The people who research, write and produce QI (Quite Interesting), a British comedy television game show which tests obscure facts, posted an extremely popular AMA on Reddit. This was followed up by sharing a series of fascinating facts about animals as animated gifs. The animated gifs were created by artist Michael Whaite.

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