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Player Photograph by rongo rongo

September 21st, 2008 12:00 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: The first task reads: "Take a picture of yourself. " This is the only time a sous rature gesture will be made, so let us remind you: you may be your character, but your character need not be you.

At first, I considered stealing a picture of myself. Because there is a photo of me posted in a certain place, and I have coveted this photo. But, I didn't want to start off this game by stealing stuff.

So instead I decided to photograph the shadow of my hands, making the shadow using a technique similar to that used by Cro-Magnon cave painters, rock artists, and nursery school kids. (Spit paint at your hands.) Except I have substituted non pareils sprinkles for the traditional paint. I probably associate colored sprinkles and hands because of the book cover photo for "A Million Little Pieces." (Which I have not read, but apparently the book cover has made quite an impression.)

One interesting thing I learned is that if you put a lot of non pareil sprinkles into your mouth, your spit turns black.

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Cro-Magnon art technique with non pareil sprinkles



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I had no idea non pareils turned saliva black...
posted by Emerging Artist on April 8th, 2007 7:29 AM

...the middle shot is a beaut, except that it makes me dizzy because it's slightly out-of-focus, haven't decided if I like that or not. (Being dizzy).


Non pareils are not just for dinner
posted by rongo rongo on April 8th, 2007 11:28 AM

I intellectually know that if you mix up rainbow colors you get black, but it still always surprises me when it happens.

Cave Painting
posted by Yenoh Honey on May 12th, 2007 2:54 PM

So I am assuming you spit those pareils out onto your hands like they did with berries? Awesome.

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posted by Meta tron on August 7th, 2007 7:14 PM

I'd always just assumed your pic was of one of those toys made of blunt pins that you push your hands into. spitting hundreds and thousands like a cave man is way way cooler!

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posted by Spidere on August 22nd, 2007 4:04 PM

I was also mistaken, thinking that this was just a noisy or noise-added photo, a picture of enhanced light in the dark around the hands. Being filled with sprinkles is much cooler than I'd realized.

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posted by rongo rongo on August 23rd, 2007 5:34 AM

Mmm, sprinkles. (Actually, it's not really as tasty as one might hope.)

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posted by Charlie Fish on October 17th, 2007 9:17 AM

The sprinkles photo is so creative - what on earth made you think of it?


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posted by rongo rongo on October 17th, 2007 9:43 AM

I'm slightly obsessed with rock art, so wanted to do something similar.

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posted by Sean Mahan on October 17th, 2007 12:07 PM

Count me as another person who thought that was sand or something and was pleasantly surprised

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posted by Scooter Vagabond on December 6th, 2008 10:54 PM

Just a suggestion here, but sprinkles taste much better if there is frosting and then cupcake underneath them. Just saying.

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posted by done on January 8th, 2009 5:11 AM

A vote cause I like that you always write nice comments to the completions you like!

Yay for nice comments!

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posted by relet 裁判長 on January 21st, 2012 3:23 AM

For duck's sake!