Category: Illustration

  • A generative scandal

    I was reading this Guardian article about a recent scandal in the world of photography. “Since 52-year-old German artist Boris Eldagsen went public with the fact that he won a Sony world photography award with an AI-generated image, relations between him and the award body have soured. The World Photography Organisation has issued a statement,…

  • It’s nice to be appreciated

    In 2016 I was going to write a post about John C. Wright’s near incomprehensible scheme for categorising ideologies on two axes (original Wright post archived here). However, vanity and vainglorious aspiration required me to furnish the post with a better graphic. Having laboured on the graphic I realised I had very little to say,…

  • Unofficial Worldcon Mascot

    Individual Worldcon’s have had their own Mascot (Helsinki had a Polar Bear, Chengdu has a panda bear, maybe it’s all bears) but Worldcon, in general, doesn’t have one. So I plonked “Worldcon mascot” into Midjourney to see what I’d get: Unsure of which one to pick, I put the question on Twitter and asked them…

  • Missing Moments from Classical Mythology: Timberus – The Cat at the Gates of Hades

    Open the gates of hades to let the cat out. Open the gates of hades to let the cat in. Repeat.

  • Today’s Infographic: Pie Charts of James Bond Movie Theme Singers

    I was wondering what proportion of Bond theme songs were sung by somebody Welsh. Quite a few because Shirley Bassey sang several and Tom Jones sang one. There are a few basic questions about how to count things along the way though. Firstly, do you count Shirley Bassey once or three times? Secondly, Jack White…

  • Debarkle Conversations

    One more of these network explorations. I tried a bit of data mining on the Puppy Kerfuffle Timeline. The idea was to pick out from entries people talking about other people or being talked about together. So John Scalzi talking about Vox Day or vice versa. A few stray non-people (or groups of people) got…

  • Spaceships


    I made a pile of spaceships on twitter yesterday. Here is a gallery of some of them.

  • Timothy versus a glass of water

    Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

  • Blogiversary: Greatest Hits

    Blogiversary: Greatest Hits

    Five years of all this nonsense but what nonsense were people reading and when? I’m down here in the archive stacks of Felapton Towers and blowing the dust off the weird old filing cabinets to find out. These posts are just the numbers-game hits rather than special favourites and often other factors drove the traffic…

  • Some colouring in activities!

    More things to occupy your time after the fold!

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