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May 23, 2016 7:26 PM   Subscribe

How to snakes: These snakes are just writhing with potential.
posted by stoneweaver (24 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
 
Man, how fun.
Lots of writhing potential in those snakes.
posted by lalunamel at 7:37 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


This made me so happy. Thank you.
posted by limeonaire at 7:42 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


This takes me back to many, many hours spent playing Snake Byte on ye olde Apple ][+ in the early 80s. Great game.
posted by slkinsey at 7:43 PM on May 23, 2016


Ssssss
posted by vrakatar at 7:46 PM on May 23, 2016


Yisssssss, that is my people right there. So great.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 7:52 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


I was hoping they would go further into how you could tell if a slither was valid or invalid. But you know what they say: snake snake snake snake snake snake snake
posted by ejs at 8:08 PM on May 23, 2016 [7 favorites]


Yes we were very disappointed about that too but I am still sending this video to everyone I know.

snek snek snek snek snek snek snek snek
posted by quaking fajita at 8:10 PM on May 23, 2016 [5 favorites]


This young person gives me hope in this shitty almost hopeless world.
posted by eggkeeper at 8:26 PM on May 23, 2016 [4 favorites]


Is there where I say it? "Vi did it have to be snakes?" Because, I just said it. And there's nothing you can do to stop me from saying it more.

snek snek snek snek snek snek snek snek

Vi Hart [previously]
posted by sparklemotion at 8:39 PM on May 23, 2016 [4 favorites]


Might be the first Person Talks in A Video YouTube channel that I really like & fully get. Thanks!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:51 PM on May 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


Obligatory SNAKE! SNAKE!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:52 PM on May 23, 2016


I want to hang out with that person all day.
posted by lollusc at 9:02 PM on May 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


And apparently the rabbit hole goes very deep here. Beware everyone don't start clicking previously it's like an infinite jest content sitch
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:03 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Vi Hart is the fuckin' best.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:22 PM on May 23, 2016 [4 favorites]


it's been too damn long since we had a Vi Hart FPP
posted by DoctorFedora at 9:24 PM on May 23, 2016 [5 favorites]




I think what I learned is snake
posted by beerperson at 6:59 AM on May 24, 2016


I did not know that Vi Hart existed and made such amazing videos. The infinite series is teaching me things! Insofar as I can be taught about math!
posted by Countess Elena at 9:46 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


my guess is that you can't tell if any move is valid or invalid without plotting out the entire snake.
posted by rebent at 11:53 AM on May 24, 2016


Perfect entertainment for Snake People. Also, I keep finding more things to love about this, like how it sounds like she's calling them "supasnakes."
posted by limeonaire at 2:33 PM on May 24, 2016


Ha, also, apparently the Snake People have found the reviews section of the listing for these on Amazon.
☆☆☆☆☆ the greatest
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posted by limeonaire at 2:42 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


my guess is that you can't tell if any move is valid or invalid without plotting out the entire snake.

Pen and paper brute forcing got me to this set of rules:

For snakes where going straight is not an option, and assuming that the snake fails if it touches any portion of itself (even just a corner):

Every snake is made of turns (L or R).
Any valid ordered set of turns is a sequence, including sets of size 1 (L, RR, LLR, LRRL, LRLRL)
The snake is invalid if it contains any sequence with an odd number of turns that is repeated 4 times(minus 1 turn)

Examples:
Sequence has length 1: LLL* or RRR*
Sequence has length 3: LRL LRL LRL LR*
Sequence has length 5: LRLRL LRLRL LRLRL LRLR*
Sequence has length 7: LRLLRRL LRLLRRL LRLLRRL LRLLRR*
Sequence has length 9: LRLRRLLRL LRLRRLLRL LRLRRLLRL LRLRRLLR*

I'm pretty sure that repeated sequences of even length (that don't contain repeated sequences of odd length) can go on ad infinitum, but this comment box is to small to contain I lack the brain/willpower to develop such a proof.
posted by sparklemotion at 7:30 PM on May 24, 2016 [5 favorites]


Here's some more Vi Hart awesomeness, The story of Wind and Mr. Ug.
posted by JHarris at 12:19 AM on May 25, 2016


(If for some random reason that link doesn't work, try this one.)
posted by JHarris at 12:45 PM on May 25, 2016


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