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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

When acronyms attack!

Aaron Sneary (also known as "AMS LLCA MB GOP PBS BBQ BYOBB") presents a Gnomish Treehouse. Of course, by "presents" I actually mean "presented" because he posted about it on Lugnet and Classic-Castle almost 3 weeks ago. But we here at Golden Shpleem pride ourselves in operating on a different time scale than you cretins. I've had 10 minute tasks on my "To-Do" list for 5 months, just ask Nathan Wells about his musical instrument article!

But I digress...

Aaron's treehouse is fantastical! As in being filled with fantasy, not as in being fantastic, although I suppose it could be described by that term as well. Let's pretend, just for a moment, that "fantastical" actually means that something is fantastic and full of fantasy. Done pretending? Great!

Oddly enough, I'd say the treehouse and tree are the weakest parts. The tree seems a bit blocky, especially from this angle. The house is ho-hum and featureless. Put an arch on that window! But what shines are the animals, gnomes, and 'shrooms. Aaron deftly adapts Lenny's hafling design and combines it with racoons from LLCA (he does seem to like throwing that acronym around a lot, but I'd do the same thing), turtles, birds, snails, and a cute ladybug to make a wonderfully whimsical scene. And the mushrooms! Dig that magnetically attached big one! Hmm... looking at that last picture I suddenly notice how plain and flat the landscape is, which makes me frown. Well, perhaps Aaron should take a second look at this creation; a wonderful concept marred by a negligence towards detail. Either way, it's a genre that I hope is explored by him and other builders more.

7 Comments:

Anonymous AMS said...

I've got a better landscape base coming for this, but you can't make me rebuild that house. It once crushed an armada of pirate ships! So there.

2/08/2006 1:31 AM

 
Blogger Nathan said...

Heh, Tell me about it. Is my article ever going to get on the How-To page? ;)

2/08/2006 10:08 PM

 
Anonymous ams said...

After all the great attention, I decided that maybe my gnomish friends could use a refreshed neighborhood. So last night I built them some landscape and a bit of agriculture. Photos to follow soon, and that's gnomish take.

2/13/2006 6:22 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude one month?

We miss you out here. New toys new toys!

3/07/2006 8:42 PM

 
Anonymous Keith G said...

Why do you celebrate the work of such a tool?

3/17/2006 7:08 PM

 
Anonymous Ph.D said...

Wazzup? Anything up? We miss updates! We are missing them so much we are giving in to insanity and start to refer to us as 'we'. Argh.

3/23/2006 5:07 PM

 
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5/25/2006 4:44 AM

 

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