The Week in Links #22
Fascinating Reddit Q&A with a victim of Scientology. Made me think that exploring the parallels between Scientology and MMO-style leveling would probably make for a useful explanation of its appeal.
Thought the Daigio parry vid was the pinnacle of 3rd Strike showboating? It has competition. 6:00-7:15 in particular.
Michael Moschen performs The Triangle. Dude must be something pretty special when it comes to Peggle.
Robert Kirby, string arranger for Nick Drake died this week. This is one of my favourite pieces of his:
A couple of weeks ago things at Boing Boing’s Offworld fell quiet. Here’s the story (or half of it, at least) from editor Brandon. ☹
Sumo Digital are more Sega than Sega these days. “I’m looking for some sailors. ON THE RACE TRACK”.
Twadges: achievements for Twitter.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, analysed.
Art made from parcel tape. Better than you’re expecting.
The inimitable and essential Demon’s Souls is out in the US this week. Here’s the Edge review.
“IKEA Heights is a melodrama shot entirely in the Burbank California IKEA Store without the store knowing.”
Sufjan’s as yet unreleased ‘Joy to the World’ makes everything a little brighter.
Flipbook animation x 1000 (sorta). Coming soon to an ad agency near you…
‘Draw a sketch, label each item, and PhotoSketch will autocreate a composite image‘ What? WHAT?!
Left4Dead Teletubbies mod. Brilliant and terrifying.
Fish in a squirrel suit taxidermy. No, really.
4-years-old recites the ‘Miracle on Ice’ locker room speech. Awesome.
Link of the Week
Always worth re-watching. ‘Some of the pets I have lost’ by the lovely and brilliant Jon Blyth.