the idea of consuming two conflicting things that promise to do the opposite of each other has always been hilarious to me. there’s a liquid shot-based sleep aid called 6 hour sleep and as soon as I saw it i immediately imagined mixing it and a 5 hour energy together for a 1 hour nap

mix NyQuil and DayQuil to create Quil

what does Quil do

All the time all the time

ive been having an anxious few days and i finally resolved all that today but now im anxious again 🙁

note to self: when planning on working on an animation at home, remember how photoshop acted the last time you had an 800 layer animation 

more important note to self: bring home the right goddamn file

Pokemon generated by neural network


I’ve been playing around with char-rnn, an open-source torch add-on for character-based neural networks by Andrej Karpathy, using it to generate everything from cookbook recipes to superhero names to a Lovecraft/cookbook mashup.

I decided to train the neural network to randomly generate Pokemon names and abilities based on this list as a training set – and found that it was good at generating Pokemon. Annoyingly good at it – by the time it had gone through the training set 50 times, it was already fluently plagiarizing Pokemon word for word. I had to go back to my very first snapshot of the neural network (16 times through the training set), at which point it hadn’t yet learned the entire set of names and abilities, and was still coming up with hilarious new ones.

Some sample Pokemon:

Abilities: Sturdy, Secene Grace
Hidden ability: Tunged Leus

Ability: Healy Stream

Abilities: Wharmwbra, Darp
Hidden ability: Magic Guard

Ability: Stench
Hidden Ability: Stick Hat

Ability: Banger
Hidden Ability: Drang

Ability: Beak Eye

Abilities: Buttery armor, Shell Armor
Hidden ability: Weak armor

Abilities: None

Ability: Rum Power


taako, lifting merle up in the air: this is our baby grandpa
merle, kicking his feet: PUT ME DOWN
magnus, being passed a flailing merle by a cackling taako: uh oh, baby grandpa needs a nap!