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February 27, 2003 8:20 PM   Subscribe

Even the ugliest cuts make beautiful flakes.
posted by crunchland (35 comments total)

 
This is superb, thanks a lot!
posted by riffola at 8:22 PM on February 27, 2003


If you dig back around the late 40ks, you'll find Stan Chin Designer snowflakes in there somewhere.

They're mostly penises.
posted by Stan Chin at 8:24 PM on February 27, 2003


Wow! this is beautiful! Thanks!!
posted by aznblader at 8:34 PM on February 27, 2003


I am so addicted. Thank you so much!

I also make crappy snowflakes. They don't sit at the cool table at snowflake school. :(
posted by tittergrrl at 8:41 PM on February 27, 2003


This is great! Thanks! I'll be fooling around with this for a while... [goes back to make the craziest damn snowflake possible]
posted by Stauf at 8:56 PM on February 27, 2003


great link. thank you.
posted by fishfucker at 9:19 PM on February 27, 2003


Does it come with paper cuts? No? Well then, [this is cool]!!!
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:26 PM on February 27, 2003


I must respect this flash. The rotating shadow in the cut preview is a wonderful detail.

Oooh, and I like snowflakes. Thank you.
posted by ArsncHeart at 10:22 PM on February 27, 2003


I'm flake 51575! I'm flake 51575!

Great post, Crunchland - thank you so much. First thing that's made me laugh out loud today ....
posted by anastasiav at 10:34 PM on February 27, 2003


Hey! Check it out: angry modem is a doggone snowflake artiste! (+++ post!)
posted by taz at 11:05 PM on February 27, 2003


Fun post crunchland - and it really is true that you can't make a bad one. I hope iconomy sees this post

OK, I declare a snowday for Friday - everyone stay home from work and make snowflakes.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:19 PM on February 27, 2003


This is my new favorite toy. Thankyouthankyouthankyou.
posted by hippugeek at 11:50 PM on February 27, 2003


Is it supposed to do something besides put up a screen that says "Loading Snowflakes"?
posted by kindall at 11:56 PM on February 27, 2003


Has anyone else tried following their folds to make an actual paper snowflake? I watched it lotsa times to get the folds right, but I guess I'm doing something wrong, cuz mine came out all square....
posted by TheIrreverend at 12:13 AM on February 28, 2003


I just made a bad one.

But had a blast at it.
posted by brittney at 12:30 AM on February 28, 2003


Utterly superb. The gallery is fantastic, so many incredible flakes! FLAKE OUT!!!
posted by chrid at 1:02 AM on February 28, 2003


Snippety sweet!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:53 AM on February 28, 2003


i'm # 52529 and darn proud of my flake.
Great link, made my grandmother laugh out loud! Thx!
posted by Sijeka at 4:19 AM on February 28, 2003


to make even more intricate designs, try right clicking on the paper triangle and choosing ZOOM IN.
posted by crunchland at 4:35 AM on February 28, 2003


Thomcatflalke-ish

but I guess I'm doing something wrong, cuz mine came out all square.... They don't sit at the cool table at snowflake school. :(

My first one was a smoke ring...Didn't see any tips, except yours crunchland. I found it best to start on one side at the top(mine was on the right). But, not to cut through to the opposite side you started at, and then to cut w/o going over a previous cut. My cut wounded up/down & all around of sorts.

you can't make a bad one


PS this is the cool thread, right.
posted by thomcatspike at 5:01 AM on February 28, 2003


shh
posted by angry modem at 5:50 AM on February 28, 2003


danish modern
posted by donpardo at 6:16 AM on February 28, 2003


"Even the ugliest cuts make beautiful flakes. "

Very nice...
posted by Shane at 7:21 AM on February 28, 2003


Has anyone else tried following their folds to make an actual paper snowflake?

I tried! I don't think it works, all the folds made things much too thick, and the designs don't line up. I might have missed a step. I had a love-hate relationship with actual paper snowflakes as a kid so this is really quite vindicating, thanks Crunchland!
posted by nelleish at 7:46 AM on February 28, 2003


I made a cock-flake!!

http://snowflakes.lookandfeel.com/viewflake.php?id=53907
posted by garyh at 7:50 AM on February 28, 2003


Best.
Flash.
Ever.
posted by tr33hggr at 8:00 AM on February 28, 2003


I like making physically impossible snowflakes - if you cut off the center bit and all of one side, you end up with a snowflake made of six hovering pieces...
posted by wanderingmind at 8:13 AM on February 28, 2003


Flash.
Sucks.

"Loading Snowflakes"...
posted by nicwolff at 8:16 AM on February 28, 2003


The folds do work on paper - here's a step-by-step for comparison.

The flash version is more fun. Although it didn't save mine, for some reason.
posted by O9scar at 8:25 AM on February 28, 2003


I can't load the gallery, either.

My Sunburst Flake
posted by CoFenchurch at 8:56 AM on February 28, 2003


wow, cofenchurch, that's great!
posted by crunchland at 10:13 AM on February 28, 2003


The snowflake is my bitch.

Behold!
posted by GeekAnimator at 10:36 AM on February 28, 2003


Very, very cool. CoFenchurch and GeekAnimator rock my snowflake world. But am I the only one who found it an interestingly convenient coincidence that the snowflakes are all MeFi blue? ;)
posted by Dreama at 12:21 PM on February 28, 2003


Hello, my name is SpaceBass and I'm addicted to snowflakes.
posted by SpaceBass at 1:07 PM on February 28, 2003 [1 favorite]


(Jaw drops). Wow, SpaceBass, those are truly outstanding snowflakes.
posted by CoFenchurch at 7:24 PM on February 28, 2003


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