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Unusual Edition by rongo rongo, Gertrude Gardener

March 3rd, 2009 7:58 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Make a book out of an unusual material.

Squid! This was originally Gertrude's idea, but she didn't want to get her tentacles dirty. Thus, rongo rongo was invited to bring her opposable thumbs along for some tasking. See pictures for details.

As saille pointed out, there turns out to be a number of good reasons why people don't normally make books out of certain materials. But, as babe notes, edibility is a plus.

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Giant squid prepares to eat luckless sailor
First squid
Ink sack
Eyebal ink
Ink harvest
Quotes from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Extra parts

36 vote(s)

Favorite of:


shplank, food, answer

17 comment(s)

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posted by susy derkins on March 3rd, 2009 8:07 AM

Then I looped the feeding arms through the middle of the tentacle ring, through the hole produced by removing the eyeballs and head. Um, wow. I used to be hungry, before.
Squid ink drawings on squid flesh are unbeatable. Brilliant.

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posted by rongo rongo on March 3rd, 2009 10:57 AM

The main problem with doing this task was the sheer amount of leftovers generated. I had squid for breakfast today.

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posted by teucer on March 3rd, 2009 8:16 AM


squid on squid
posted by saille is planting praxis on March 3rd, 2009 9:44 AM

That is wrong in the way of kosher laws prohibiting cheeseburgers and I love it.

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posted by Magpie on March 3rd, 2009 10:24 AM

My god, you looked so nonplussed by having a jar of squid eyeballs and ink. Fabulous.

Unusual Edition is my Favorite!
posted by Waldo Cheerio on March 3rd, 2009 6:55 PM

I am continually amazed with the quality of praxis that comes out of this task. Artistically I thought this was relatively constrained, but again and again we see people playing with the media, the readability, the permanence or transience of materials, the fragility, the audience, and now even the ink itself is subject to close scrutiny. Squid Ink, my god.

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posted by Philippe on March 3rd, 2009 10:49 AM

As a vegetarian, this is terrifying.
As an SF0er, it's pretty great.

I'm pretty conflicted.

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posted by Gertrude Gardener on March 3rd, 2009 11:00 AM

Luckily, cephalopods are not above a bit of close cousin cannibalism.

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posted by JJason Recognition on March 3rd, 2009 8:24 PM

I think my favorite part is that you are clearly having an amazing amount of fun.

Which of course means, "another simple yet wonderfully elegant Rongo Rongo completion."
posted by Loki on March 4th, 2009 1:57 AM


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posted by GYØ Ben on March 4th, 2009 4:10 PM

Trim it down to "another naturally simple, wonderfully elegant rongo" and we've got a lovely little acronym going on there.

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posted by bunny dragon on March 5th, 2009 6:39 PM

*applause* :)

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posted by Rin Brooker on March 5th, 2009 8:50 PM

squid is delicious

amazing! and:
posted by Myrna Minx on March 15th, 2009 12:05 PM

this is so weird.

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posted by Bryce on March 21st, 2009 10:55 PM

You have pleased me, and angered the depths.

5. Favorite.

4 points for wonderful
posted by Ombwah on November 29th, 2009 12:00 AM

one point extra cause you posted this on my birthday.

*vomit applaud*
posted by Jefftown™ on July 26th, 2010 1:04 PM

I cast my 5 points with both absolute revulsion and unadulterated awe.