I Like to Illustrate

I don’t know why you wouldn’t call this an illustration. I did this while I was waiting on a render the other day. It is about how to a mouse a floating cheese would resemble something holy. Unfortunately this mouse can never attain or even become knowledgeable about this cheese because it exists in 3 dimensions. All he can see is a glowing line in the sky that is super super thin, like maybe infinitely thin.

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6 thoughts on “I Like to Illustrate

  1. Yeah i think he’s okay, he’s totally unaware of his unawareness so its not really a bummer for him.

    I think also there must be an 8 dimensional cat after this guy.

  2. I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its
    nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in
    Space.

    Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles,
    Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining
    fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but
    without the power of rising above or sinking below it, very much like
    shadows–only hard with luminous edges–and you will then have a pretty
    correct notion of my country and countrymen. Alas, a few years ago, I
    should have said “my universe:” but now my mind has been opened to
    higher views of things.

    In such a country, you will perceive at once that it is impossible that
    there should be anything of what you call a “solid” kind; but I dare
    say you will suppose that we could at least distinguish by sight the
    Triangles, Squares, and other figures, moving about as I have described
    them. On the contrary, we could see nothing of the kind, not at least
    so as to distinguish one figure from another. Nothing was visible, nor
    could be visible, to us, except Straight Lines; and the necessity of
    this I will speedily demonstrate.

    Place a penny on the middle of one of your tables in Space; and leaning
    over it, look down upon it. It will appear a circle.

    But now, drawing back to the edge of the table, gradually lower your
    eye (thus bringing yourself more and more into the condition of the
    inhabitants of Flatland), and you will find the penny becoming more and
    more oval to your view, and at last when you have placed your eye
    exactly on the edge of the table (so that you are, as it were, actually
    a Flatlander) the penny will then have ceased to appear oval at all,
    and will have become, so far as you can see, a straight line.

  3. I always wanted to read Flatland. A few months ago someone put it out in front of their house for free, as people do around my hood. I picked it up and read about as much of it as you have cited above, and of course my made up explanation of my illustration was directly influenced by it. What should I do next?

  4. Hey, Joe! I was sitting in my spectacularly exciting gray cubicle at my super-fulfilling job and decided to Google some fellow VisCommies to see what everyone is up to. Glad to see you’re doing well. Poopie is delightful. Looking forward to the next episode. I suggest something along the lines of, The Adventures of Poopie (and His Proctologist). EEeeEEEeeee!!!

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