November 4, 2013 archive

I Hate Creepypasta

MISDIRECTION! Actually, I don’t hate Creepypasta. I hate the term because instead of a creative portmanteau that has a bit of flair or utility, the term ‘creepypasta’ reads like the sugar-demented compound-word biproduct that one would associate with paint-huffing and Mt. Dew. ‘Creepypasta.’ It’s adapted from the word ‘copypasta’ which is a lazy version of ‘copy paste’ that …

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Mongolian Death Worm Gaff

This “Mongolian Death Worm” was the result of an experiment using vintage gaff making techniques. I wanted to recreate the process of crafting a sideshow display using materials available in the early 20th century. Except for cheating on the teeth, which were made from epoxy putty, I used traditional paper mache for the entire specimen. …

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