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May 21, 2014 5:05 AM   Subscribe

Endlessly growing flower.
posted by Wolfdog (20 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's freaking me out, man.
posted by Mogur at 5:37 AM on May 21 [2 favorites]


That's funny, I'm imagining sidebar menu built with that. And a Jack and the Beanstalk game. I guess I'm under its spell.
posted by hat_eater at 5:39 AM on May 21


Here's the source. Such math. Much bezier!
posted by ignignokt at 5:39 AM on May 21 [4 favorites]


Glad it wasn't an actual goddamn dandelion.
posted by aught at 5:50 AM on May 21 [2 favorites]


for those confused by the reference to the "Dandelion Break", it's a reference to Berke Breathed's Bloom County comic strip. (the dandelion patch was quite the recurring theme)
posted by namewithoutwords at 6:05 AM on May 21 [5 favorites]


AH! A flower blossomed inside another flower. It's like plant cancer.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:15 AM on May 21 [1 favorite]


That's pretty much how fast actual kudzu grows... kill it with fire.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:16 AM on May 21 [3 favorites]


namewithoutwords, I always enjoyed this one from the fantastic Meadow Party plotline (mostly because I've done this myself in a dandelion patch multiple times).
posted by duffell at 6:30 AM on May 21 [3 favorites]


My brain originally parsed this as Endlessly Filling Growler. Mildly disappointed but still cool.
posted by slogger at 6:33 AM on May 21 [4 favorites]


It's this obsession with endless growth that is strangling us. There is no way that flower is sustainable, no matter how pretty the math!
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:35 AM on May 21 [1 favorite]


Endlessly Filling Growler.

where do I buy it
posted by Wolfdog at 6:56 AM on May 21


I'm more interested in an Endlessly Pouring Growler.

Cool flower, bro.
posted by notyou at 7:12 AM on May 21


Euueugh -- the jiggling really unsettles me...
posted by Mooseli at 7:16 AM on May 21 [1 favorite]


It would be neat if you could live-edit the code on the left.
posted by BeerFilter at 7:36 AM on May 21


I used to snort dandelions... now look at me.
posted by postcommunism at 7:48 AM on May 21 [1 favorite]


for those confused by the reference to the "Dandelion Break"

Not confused; loved Bloom County / Outland back in the day. Just hate dandelions with white hot heat and red hot backache from bending over and using the little screwdrivery tool to uproot them. (Not a fan of herbicide but would prefer grass and not dandelion greens as a lawn.)
posted by aught at 8:28 AM on May 21


Rhomboid: That's pretty much how fast actual kudzu grows... kill it with fire.

Or adjust the growVelocity, which is the only visible option on the right-hand side when you first load the applet. You can expand other options really muck around with pseudo-nature.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:36 AM on May 21


It would be neat if you could live-edit the code on the left.

You can, with the sliders on the right!
posted by dhens at 10:07 AM on May 21 [1 favorite]


It's not so much a "jiggling", but a "final twitch" before they settle in to place. Unsettling.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:42 AM on May 21


Does anyone remember that program MAYA? You could set it as a screensaver to do something similar? Anyone?
posted by the_royal_we at 2:51 PM on May 21


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