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Ouroboros by Pixie, Ty Ødin

October 25th, 2011 1:16 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Create something that destroys itself.

Note that the "something" does not have to be physical.

One day to me the 'Great Drive' said
"it's time to task! Just go ahead"
And to it's prompting I replied
"For which task's sake will I revive"

Great Drive merrily flew away
but a spark was put in me that day
so to the list of tasks I sought
a mission truly fun and well wrought

This very task did catch my eye
and then I took it with a sigh
for though I knew not what i'd do
my heart was racing through and though

So simple a concept and quite concise
yet oxymoronic with a touch of spice
I pondered awhile at how to achieve
the counterintuitive task before me

The it came, in a flash and a skip
inspiration, sensation and color and flip!
I felt almost a God creating myself
temporal, colorful, bad for my own health

So to HEB I ventured with speed
to get the food coloring I knew I would need
and in a process taking almost a day
we created a rainbow and froze it away

we marveled in beauty at it's lovely hues
then left it to melt in a puddle of goo
left on it's own, it decayed
and black colored water was all that remained


A lesson to gods of the future and past
if it's made to be flawed, don't hope it will last

(Idea and write up by Pixie,
Logistical assistance and freezer privileges by Ty)

- smaller





We mixed the water and color, froze it solid, then repeated with subsequent colors

In the freezer

In the freezer

Our beautiful creation

Our beautiful creation

Now it will destroy itself

Post distruction

Post distruction

Now it's just filled with black water

Another picture of post distruction

Another picture of post distruction

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posted by Rin Brooker on October 26th, 2011 12:41 AM

But the external room temperature destroyed it didn't it? It didn't bust itself!

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posted by Pixie on October 26th, 2011 9:19 AM

The water it made by melting made it melt faster. Even if it wasn't the only thing at work, it was helping in destroying itself. When put in an environment without interference of any kind, it died. That was good enough for me.

I challenge someone on this site to create something that destroys itself with absolutely no external catalyst. I will be very impressed and vote five.

posted by The Charlatan on February 16th, 2013 7:57 PM

No external catalyst?

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posted by Dead Cube on October 26th, 2011 10:21 AM

I don't understambd!

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posted by rongo rongo on November 7th, 2011 5:45 PM

I think that it's more than the melting - the colors, because they were bright, when left to their own devices mixed themselves into a black non-color.