Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Lesser known facts about zombies

1. The word zombie comes from the Latin ‘zombus’ meaning ‘lumbering threat suitable for a feature-length film’.

2. Zombies were not originally interested in brains. The first zombies, which appeared in a silent film in 1918, were originally after ‘body’. This was changed after they were accused of being shallow.

3. British zombies cannot over-ride the ‘happy birthday’ reflex: the duty to join in with a rendition of ‘happy birthday to you’ is so deeply ingrained that, should someone start singing the song, all reanimated corpses will stop attempting to eat you, and growl “hurgh- purgh- burgh-duh tee-oo”.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The Amish

In some Amish communities, there is a tradition whereby the teenagers go out and explore the world. Very few return. Not because they've changed; they have no idea how traffic lights work.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Life Drawing

A: "I think you can tell a lot about a person's essay-writing style from the way they approach life-drawing. In my case, I find that I start at the wrong scale, and find it hard to fit the whole body on the paper..."

B: "I think you might be onto something; I usually start drawing one part in really fine detail, then lose interest in the rest"

C "Yeah, mine always seem to contain naked people"

Sunday, 24 March 2013

An Apology

Sorry for the lack of posts; I'm currently working on a script project for Oxide radio.
In the interim, please accept this picture of some armadillo armour: