Sometimes it hits me just how many weird things I have in my apartment - most of which are of my own creation.
I wonder what people think is the weirdest.
Is it this creation of melted crayons that I cooked up in my oven?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3XAda_SbiC7pjvy3lGeAwRTI7yJcU1PrEF5CbRMnluign04Vx2hCJexXs5jaXJnYHU63Ykcw-Bs6LAMlDzFx93BbJ6Q_Q4bF07vnAyx8En8lrSMCTR-3GsL543qi4p4e31xjyoNhM1w=w2400(Story: #MeltingCrayons)
Or is it my recreation of Goya's painting "Saturn Devouring His Son" that I made one night after one or two bottles of wine?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4rYMOQk3_60SEZ81gG-lC7BL5lAYb5JI4ILbiEYXo6-Kq0aKlGwqWIi9CjLLRkgobzsCYpXCugonbJ5B3Uw-D9BvlC2XPFhrOdWVKgJBjFyzj-myU4qjNsbnkiAYNApeI6npMMnWjuI=w2400(Story: #SaturnDevouringHisSon)
Perhaps it is this weird quote from Urban Dictionary about my name, which makes me seem a bit full of myself?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/c_bDzl4tAoXPXd00XkQRWIEhKXS__9vvkixGc5qKzDdtGR4zS4gcMp1PeOOCzgmTnQtVYgcC8r0L8SChFFv8FrMivoS6WpUIi-toIMxqyLUhbSYZm-0G2fttr6RGsArDC1XGGojE6F8=w2400(Story not shared yet)
Or could it be this AUTOGRAPHED photo of people from Indiana, USA in Star Wars costumes - including a grown ass man in an Slave Leia ("The Huttslayer") costume?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_8Tk-tYkMIi1Q8PJIoEKzc43Lbxyg5PTzUBvzxnTNjpaH6MaZTH9ieafO2keV97ZrWronSIRV_NnOQGOnS6jrFx3CeT2DnjDqHVCIqm54lnF2VGt6dqwVlyuOa6jFnJoCnslthA6oh0=w2400(Story not shared yet)
It could be this damned shelf, with a bizarro TARDIS, a demon in a box, and soup made from Disney princesses, right?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/QvW6VWy4RfKDjdwX1BUY2raeKiVtZizQJWxCSbgeRHcfVht9ipw_CoGVU5ZeAGKHCKC_3rqRlJBNMFwCJFw62TNVOHJeJHzu9btwYmdWGAxXn6xE0xTF-SWXt5Qlur4A3NlnGUb1uuQ=w2400(Bizarro TARDIS story not shared yet -- Demon story: #MonsterBox -- Princess soup story not shared yet)
Maybe it is this piece of paper with 2819 digits of PI that I painfully wrote by hand, taking more than an hour to write?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gxgzoL87qNdrcyzjFTH1Pxn5GdQ3eLc-WSCDcThC64UoXcZpRyCzWHnAx2BNdP7117ptHxwnM2UYNGHuYalEVqWhlAoVrAY8_Uip8lR4Q9Lf0emUbzmtG52jyzOJKITF3Qrg3fJFIQs=w2400(Story: #PiDay)
Or this floating pink fluffy cloud that was made from the entrails of a teddy bear (which I then filled with other stuff and mailed across the Atlantic)?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/49UiEB64NOOxLm4Dc4a3YlR-gchoGGKxQiItnP4KD9ZYyq2AFlbLWr_VaF1HZghSsXrL4zIeKy76iUB9ON9qEEh-ROX8-zUcyB4SfrcEQfR3edCfKOk7XNJN9k4ONTR3m3gDA5F4F_o=w2400(Story: #PinkCloud)
Perhaps it is my emergency tiara? You know - 'cause everyone has a tiara ready in case of emergency, right?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4b-dmgQROo8AIIhHhZxUBYAjIy9mmzNezw_TM3mLU1IIFuFNKi6yaiURFWmACTX-Y6GD2AiRLTY3d77cwQ-ISRqyYB6o1cy5ibz5Omz1TLW8EUhLxrRUI-v38GrtkVZoLneST4v_uK0=w2400(Story: #EmergencyTiara)
Could it be this big Twitter logo, made from two layers of cardboard, a bunch of duct tape, and a cut up IKEA bag?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/17UJpoNoqP2NS2uSn_-gFj48IKgaZ0DHlZbjD3ggg5eo3E1tmdwCzrr9-cbVdTvooLxVU7MRysHeOq4CISwaU1akUBEbJ21yfLXTTMikioSJy5pNEfMVLs-ihHBUaknk8d4v_2dg570=w2400(Story: #BirdFriend)
Or - hear me out here - is it my cardboard shark roommate, @FluffyMcShark
, who has its whole own internet persona and personality?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/EQdHN8HQcNj2nQfvtoIJ_iUkdn9S-7WpycV6AUNU3C0wusnZUe5WbmEThoCxeMRrqQZVtC8pyAA2Q5Se21boYFOl7rHAEWFt4jnaWqc4R9mKuIAnrtMzCJboAVYiHUB84WOVHZX8qwI=w2400(Story: https://redacted.work/fluffy#originstory)
Nah. I think I know it now.
The weirdest thing in my apartment is - the reason for all of these weird things existing in the first place - ME!
P.S. I didn't even include any of the weird stuff in my _other_ room. That would just be too much.
This is just one corner of my other room. It's a hellscape.
Also, yes, that IS a demon-looking queen llama back there with a crown.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qdPxwAInXWpf4JB5WRqLVVJfctXwF6wOLQyWSah0TmMfe1Pb4GcMC5joy8I3pzQYpt9feEwhbvKjyMlz0Q97YsAYNr2_pE2CwVMvbBzsFQrZP1CqBrmdVTeo_wGJ_ZSLFenzcXe4W_4=w2400(Tin foil helmet story: #TinFoilHatSelfies -- Llama story: #QueenLlama -- Twitter logo story: #BirdFriend)
A friend of mine commented with: "I feel like it is some artistic commentary about the modern bondage social media imparts on us."
So true!(Originally shared on Twitter, 2018-11-03)
What about this creepy, ghostly-looking harbinger (from I Kill Giants
G+ Shenanigans and the "Call Me Maybe"-singing IKEA Teddy Bear, Stuffed with Chocolate
Back in April of 2014, Sherri Griffin, Carrie Canup, Sandy B, Mz Maau, Scott Cramer, and I were goofing around about David Hasselhoff in the comments of a random Google+ post (now seemingly deleted) and somehow Carrie ended up writing the following words: "I want a singing animal filled with chocolate."
- Carrie Canup, April 11, 2014
At the time, I said I would see what I could do "one of the next days," but I never got around to doing anything... until late August.
On 23 August, 2014, I went to IKEA to buy some new bed sheets and I stumbled upon a teddy bear, which immediately made me think of the 4 month old conversation. I bought the teddy bear and the day after I gave it a pocket in the back, to in the future be filled with chocolates and send to a still-to-be-determined victim (spoiler: of course that would be Carrie - but she didn't know that yet). Before sending sending it out, I also made an attempt at making the teddy bear sing; something which I, at the time, wasn't sure how to make happen.
Here are two photos of the supplies I used to make this weird wish come true.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZeVGdf5vtgCDa_nDj4D9rHI_o6nZFh_YTJW9Upucwubo8b5sNbE9QLh9Vc9ZPxr9frgYu8EWQ-FX-DK6vCFkb9jfVGlx66xLZ2_KHmsDJCoxC3oCjtEFp-CZkGTPMVexbp_-q4qSLUc=w700https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--leopLTctXFKtIfl-k6qQ1X-7hgTQvldjYyntSuFiF-uRHEVmGocbBNBQepUSbm9Fdhvln7rbi16tZuSuhsUNNU92VFJVNCSGVYEKpPQcrSSgYACGlhNNv5e0zwjQQafkHMuhZdN7Q=w700Adding a Secret Pocket to Teddy Bear Back
After giving the IKEA teddy bear a back pocket (heh), I wanted to test it out - so I thought my older, smaller, homemade teddy bear could come in handy. Here's a GIF of it.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bL0aAsQuDvzxSPKDg2aZ5Jr3BbszdNiQsvzXOlIDBfNnAU96VXJJbqxPJZXTIjptbngnAHO-6BGRYwNOzbNz0fbpVY4C_w6iv0Z17kzVFx67OPNNSErS49sPltp_96_PJvwAZ3yBPH8=w800Adding Music Box to Teddy Bear Foot
When I added the secret pocket to the back of the IKEA teddy bear, I at the same also asked for suggestions for how to make the bear sing, in order to fulfill the 4-months-old wish - and Sandy B suggested that I use a Build-a-Bear song chip. So, I did just that.
Here are a few photos of the operation of adding a music box to an IKEA teddy bear's foot.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bKM9NJ2SXscKJIP35llONLsas_IrCL-zJ0t7kichQfBA4OEeI325d6VE3TUjOUvRdkuO5Q94SBTJ6rdRcPdHbhb0IFbDaU-KL2nPpftHQGOVw5eWs2HNgGkC1eINPaLUY75FcfCzfAU=w800https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7cqHPfh35-Urn7GRevjSUCok_eUym-herGbeovr2BbxxnbnIi0ngWjdHzZcjOfAzj85IMZ9goWJN5Dt9sGWxQ393bc7rUyq2gNLzxDvIe9g4MZo9f2Ra1cG4xJyLp3R6zdLo5zbYoys=w800https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HKRh9Hys-77Pn9H-OrusFaCR-28sW7KO5Jfin5UyEYH8zTiHPSLGFrQbSlzEfsVClcR_EiIWCK8Ym__T09tpbF24G_6qAA3HnVdHB_pGKVExWC5q1J3cc_kMVaXo314h9AWiyFiWbn4=w800https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/p8rKZQQ6iBzX-FFp88muA5ULUSAbnwXQUqlegK4iMYJLvyK_2Qaq3xYCgqQ8Zwu-9nJnt_rIpeYiyRjCO-v_InAjkwuCIQNTYetuCLWwvGc5x_TMZq9xgbqh6dseGvfVAYtwFWtPOHM=w800https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dApSeal4b5gYZAVqKUNeGJ31QMKf8o6bTlAQV7w4ZATXOsMUQohDDRpHEM20pm807Q6qscfaI_-XLoG3DNvTJ5UzY5LsWmmTzOlrYBHgR41hWGM2ps2HitACJInCNN_L2XdLGMNFBbM=w800"Singing" IKEA Teddy Bear
Here is a video demonstration of the IKEA teddy bear that I added a Build-a-Bear music box to.
At this point the only part left were to find some good chocolates to put in the secret back pocket, and then send it to an unsuspecting victim (again, of course that would be Carrie - which I didn't let anyone know at the time, to have it be a surprise).
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf3GzpMK6kMTeddy Bear from Denmark to USA
Here are the photos from the day I packed in into a box and (a week later) sent it to the US to Carrie Canup.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tZ3flIERxBBl44O_PZfH1hp3hjVpo7cAxwZBBEWhtsVshkaxvAPEePELNjZJ6ExbtmzoHDLm-VAQ8g-3qgeMRq1KANpDPNPi5km0WQxzm_ni0VvoEapd93axE26uwO-x3Rvp9fiqKGE=w800https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/R8RJYO4nt-1eetiAT-sglkIMywfjCCOGbdeR1Qn3wnQXyLSpJ9Fp6k6aupR0MlavlWDwUYV5X0Umh7EKW_8tK3MA4lVzbn2uSTvRY_vdR4zoAP0h0IehWcLGjcoXuhUpFh4LSUE_Tno=w800https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/d-zZcBdxuUH1tAMw7cLWNTFQqk2T81LbYIW5n3c8vl-fHPXp1x1ELUPSkIT9yzYmTXXjIgouFdj8znbT-WKpEDeCadDgA6_a6rhzmzntmkxqth6GxlTjRJ0chmDnAz_1a8NxztwHnbM=w800https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TBFxNTLs39w-KyCKMlndpfByZRGIZWBryuYPsHNQ2c9VSyp_CL6Lfublc1g6pdnkc5EDmG6w9k34IOHXLi_G15MwINc1GJ-tDq6dVB7UzYl5gihIgZf9cge19eTwgXbj6YimpgCpXoY=w800
... and then... it arrived!Carrie's post, 2014-09-26:Singing Chocolate Stuffed BearMonths ago, there was a meandering post that included discussion of stuffing a singing animal with chocolate. I do not recall how it happened, it's the Internet, these things occur.
But my batty suggestion, including a pastime of knitting, was delivered to my door this morning.
Thank you +Halfdan Reschat for this! It truly brightened my day and had me giggling. And the chocolate is tasty.
Edit : Måske is his name http://translate.google.com/m/translate#en/da/Maybe
Tagging +Sandy B +Charlie Hoover +Dirk Reul +Capin Chip +Kyla Myers +Nikki C+Keith Cramer for starters
Recreating Saturn Devouring His Son - or trying to
Francisco Goya's painting of Saturn Devouring His Son, that he possibly never intended for anyone to see, has haunted me for weeks or months every time I've ever encountered it.
The evening of 2018-04-09, after a failed attempt at "art" (encouraged by Bruce Shark and Sandy B), I decided to at least try
to recreate the single most haunting painting in history. Well, this is how it turned out.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hPGHMmkAGjBo4GnWE3oDUD2r46PJHReeaGw3I-zxRCQtn-Zkxe39LqeO-vT9ox5Dvq6CWl_CROD6JNbNsIxr4SdaCABdfiRKFsw5pe_XZar_SNnCColMtEiMjexNpT8fQnkqEwL3tXs=w720
To be honest I'm relieved that I shouldn't recreate the emotional expression that Goya managed to give Saturn. It somehow makes me feel more sane to not be able to recreate that
part of the original painting.
Side note: This is a kinda horrifying thing to own now. Before, I knew Goya's painting existed - but now I'm reminded of it every time I notice the painting on my wall; I don't like that feeling. I guess I just have to get used to this - which I can do, heck, I literally have a floating pink cloud in my kitchen, and I haven't even noticed it in almost a year, even though it freaked me up at first.(Originally shared on Google+, 2018-04-09)
Ron Weasley's Big Chess Game
This afternoon I noticed that I still had my old glass chess set and my very first thought was to make a dramatic checkmate scene using fake blood. Now came the question of which game to reenact the final position of.
I began wondering if the chess game in the Chessboard Chamber from the first Harry Potter book was possible to recreate. As it turns out the final chess position was not described in the book; though for the movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
(2001), chessmaster Jeremy Silman got the task of writing the chess game. Through a blog post from Jemery Silman about the chess game (https://goo.gl/dZ6M83
) I was able to recreate the finale scene of this game. Here it is.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/PaKT-hDRGNJ6ZLj5DnXo1XAjK4AMSyNzpIoQ61M-lx3w-uoW0e5m-n4qJCsnNqcHyfmgB586cPNIJVGB8sG4Uw-tKTkPCFafszLKkLlyQ6rVTg5u2sDjZFTxVtdXwfRAbmjtG1H9B_o=w2400(Originally shared on Google+, 2014-04-13)
Clear Dress - Paper Design, Real World TextureAka. 1 Drunk Dane Designs 9 See-through Dresses
Earlier this week (2015, week 28) I stumbled upon a post on Tumblr (https://kimsamermaid.tumblr.com/post/123143816030
) with the artist Shamekh's (https://facebook.com/shamekhbluwi
) beautiful and interesting dress designs. Shamekh uses a straightforward, but still revolutionary (to me), concept for designing some of their dresses' textures. It is frankly very simple. Draw a dress, cut out the main parts, and hold it up towards the world around you.
I am honestly the worst drawing artist I know; but that doesn't stop me. I drew 9 dresses, with as realistic as possible human beings wearing them. While doing so I learned that I draw dresses way better than I draw humans. Then I cut out bigger parts of the dresses in order to make the sketches see-through. After that I went around my apartment and outside taking photos of my creations with the real world as background (using a frame I made). In the process of doing so, I learned that 6 beers is not enough for me to not care about the weird looks my neighbors give me. Anyway, I took the photos, cleaned them up, and am now sharing them.
P.S. Several of my drawings are directly inspired by characters in various movies/series. Do you recognize any?Highlights
Here is a GIF of the three stages of the project.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/O7vQGs6rTBP6FFjjP8oa8HYzr1zFHJjijhi9mOtammON6_SiDG0NS6NmzF4w5K4RDW0Fi8bUSN4CitnfS3-k00xBHYTWBjf-ygAAzzwuWjI7kk9GlDm556-wpbDM9yqm2Gh_-CssEHI=w600(Originally shared on Google+, 2015-07-10)
Hula Hoop+ Chrome Extension
Circles are too mainstream for today's hipsters. The Hula Hoop+ Chrome extension renames "circle" on Google+ to "hula hoop."Inspiration
The wish to rename "circle" to "hula hoop" was originally expressed almost two years ago by Victoria Strother and brought to my attention by Carolyn Lopez on Tumblr. A wish that came true in June of 2012 in the form of a Chrome extension.First version:https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Y7UFKvpu1U7AzbuJLA7bEELiuthXPwrXVJkwUXKt6QV-I7dpmOVFmGHO9PwRkzd5nW1Na_byMqS9R3g=w800Updated version (to the G+ design rolled out in May of 2013):https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/A6cebVRgUR83i01NAs6vyABa_lCR4qlyrw7cH7_vAMh17MFK5odInTBY2lzIK3WfCOruUiOV4MwjQa55ZJ0rMCWmAVvyT50J0G4Omp8=w800Testimonies"You consider yourself a hipster? One of the cool kids? King of the In Crowd?
Not without the Hula Hoop+ Chrome Extension for Google+!
This little gem has magically improved my sex life, social status and financial situation!
Thank you so much for making this possible, Halfdan!"
- Kent Oldhøj, 2012-12-10"I'd love to see almost 5,000 people in hula hoops in real life."
- Liz Krane, 2012-06-21"You, Sir. Are silly.
And your silliness is highly appreciated, Your Silliness."
- Lise Bjerregaard Nielsen, 2012-09-27https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/afCL0ExWhuFklskfA13rPXAnWeeTVlH9sPB2fzfLRMCawzbqNgGj1Ed5lRedeJ5ExKhoox0V4whTE0kIzhPCq5GBIK-vPX5jPkNVzA=w800
- Kimberly Chapman (and The Churuhc of Palindrome), 2012-12-10(Note: The Hula Hoop+ Chrome extension doesn't exist anymore due to the ever-changing G+ design - and the fact that G+ is getting shut down soon.)
Deep Pink is neither innovative nor especially impressive, but I had fun making it, so I am sharing it with you: http://deeppink.reschat.dk
Press spacebar to start/restart the game and then simply press the key of the letter shown. A new letter is shown when you press a key or wait too long. The time you have to press the correct key decreases as you make progress. If the speed is too low or high, you can change the difficulty in the bottom. That's it. Enjoy.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hN-rruvOBfETS6PPXNPVZ-i_nv1yZsa7wdO-meHx_ijQmhgC8TutZjJ3aJXhoabPbuhYpwVubLhZlH8=w600(Originally shared on Google+, 2014-08-10)
2819 Digits of Pi in Honor of Pi Day
On Pi Day in 2015 I made a thing in honor of the day - which made my hand hurts.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/5qVN659MSEgZ-m3yMT3zySG_fkZ6GJI_P7iliB4FjdjxhNAEp21GV5YSCaiWrVgHSnAL7Tq15ULSeoRQ7itYfk0cncecsjkMHl9k22mBW535Zw0bu6FVGvQCMBCN-aV7rSRxeEgPdoo=w2400Behind the Pi
I made the Pi Day creation by writing down 2819 digits of pi with a pencil with certain digits written in bold to form the pi symbol.
The way I did this was not by having 2819 digits of pi memorized and simply writing them down. Nor was it by looking at a list of digits, writing down a few, looking at the list again, writing down a few more, and doing so over and over for all 2819 digits. The method I chose was one where I could read the digits without having to look up from the paper and where I could keep rows and columns of digits perfectly straight.
I simply opened a text document with digits of pi full screen on my Chromebook, rotated the screen, taped a piece of paper to it, turned up the brightness to full, and then wrote down each digit where I could see it through the paper. This I did for all 2819 digits - and the decimal point, making it 2820 characters in total. Afterwards I opened a full screen pi symbol and bolded the overlapping digits. The process took a while - but I'm quite pleased with the result, which now graces my kitchen wall.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/k5xWwZg4QvjoCqT6_XtE4bN9jbK_jJnL0WaBiUJfTAScRSodrVdWjPvvyQ02zV3fXGvJRYQ7dpIVbjCOjifjhvhs_CVpk-5dpij-4ILyVJeA0sgr-gw8g_gR1N4RW__VBiU9Q6tQD0E=w2400(Originally shared on Google+, 2015-03-14)
The Very First Movie I Produced
More than half my life ago I co-wrote and produced a short film with a couple of my friends. The movie was about an assassin and a mafia boss with an identical twin brother. The rest of the plot was as predictable as it could be (or was it?).
The movie was buried for more than a decade for the simple reason that we used unlicensed music and got caught. However, tonight I noticed that Google lifted the 10+ year ban, which means all of you can "enjoy" the "work of art" I took part in creating when I was a kid. I've even captioned the whole thing, so you can "understand" it without understanding the teenage south-Jutland Danish dialect.
Enjoy this little homemade movie about murder and revenge.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfXqIdXiqPs
- - -
Here's what a few people thought of the movie:"B movie genre, done very well. :)"
- Terry McNeil"LOL!! Killed them all!"
- Gizmo the Sane"Hmmmmmmm"
- Blaine Hall"Definitely watching later!"
- Scott Cramer
- - -CreditsCast (in order of appearance):
Hitman: Halfdan Reschat
Mafia boss: Martin Seider
Mafia guy 1: Jonas Reschat
Mafia guy 2: Mads Dirksen
Terrorist 1: Martin Seider
Terrorist 2: Jonas Reschat
Terrorist 3: Jesper Seider
Terrorist 4: Martin Seider
Terrorist 5: Jonas Reschat
The Twin: Martin Seider
Terrorist guard: Mattias Petersen
Terrorist 6: Halfdan Reschat
Terrorist 7: Jesper Seider
Terrorist 8: Mattias Petersen
Police officer 1: Halfdan Reschat
Police officer 2: Jonas ReschatDirected by:
I'm not really sure it was "directed".Written by:
Mattias PetersenEditing by:
Mattias PetersenMusic by:
Getting Started with Ingress
Back in late december of 2016, I went to New Orleans to celebrate New Year's Eve with a couple of friends from Google+. One these friends were Amy Porter - who, during my stay in New Orleans, introduced me to the GPS augmented reality game Ingress - and I decided to give it a shot. It didn't take long before I was hooking.
Within 24 hours of starting playing I was level 4 and when I got back to Denmark a couple of days later I decided to give my local area a look in regards to Ingress portals. I ended up creating my first big-ish control field at 881 MUs and take over a handful of green/frog portals (I am blue/smurf). Interesting game - and a good excuse to go exploring.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/l2ucPteab1YJcYe39-U7mSZS53mz9ZHFavQJuSRMBujhmhkx3UVeLHmJ7ys1nbHFtdk5W_lEbWN2w1sMcaEkLMG9JYPLYhghz7SKKFY=w350https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hTSb1HFRu1SAANJruMIIIrAx7We1dAes1VXmb8C7dmqatdvI1JCrTTiuQ2hHf-OYFags0v3x6Zuou6-_1k3fB4o3ebJUIFw3gUiMnjQ=w8001 Friday, 2 Beers, 6 Fields
Over the first week, after starting playing Ingress, I spent 15-30 minutes a couple of evenings, walking around my local area hacking, capturing, linking, and fielding portals. Though on a Friday evening (2016-01-08), I decided to spend a bit more time and with a bit more planning. So I had two beers and then took my bike out in the snow to capture portal and make links and fields. I ended up creating two layered fields right where I live, three layered fields 15 minutes from my place, and single field next to that. Take that, frogs (who have dominated the area all week - and, sigh, still kinda do).
At the time Ingress was really a fitting game for me - getting to explore places outside while still achieving something in-game. Thank you, Amy Porter, for introducing me to Ingresshttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hTfA6QJZOBMsfn_7uwZ6IwgQA_aeDuHu29GAEWOMZJzoMapxSMdOcFta27_R-Iwtvm-bNgeWQX8NEkQp2W1sOI6lwaYOrUijFl-Dew=w750Operation Rainy Saturday
The afternoon of 2016-01-29, while looking at the Ingress Intel map, I noticed the possibility for making a decent sized multi layer field in biking distance from where I live - and this without having to take down any severely protected (L8, AXA, etc.) green portals (it was still my first month of Ingress and I couldn't really handle those on my own). After a beer I went out to collect the necessary portal keys for the two anchor portals, which surprisingly took less than an hour. I didn't want to do the actual OP in the dark, as getting to the necessary portals involved too much dirt road and forest, so I decided to wait until the day after.
The next morning the rain was coming down hard - which I took as a good sign as it hopefully would discourage some frogs from coming out and taking down my work before it was finished. Maybe I was right, because not a single one of my portals/links/fields went down... until 8 minutes after I was finished with the whole thing. Then a few of my fields were taken down and the green fields came up again. Still, I'm glad I managed to complete my small Rainy Saturday OP.
I had originally hoped that I also would be able to take the viking village and thereby add 3 more layers, but it turned out that thing was one tough green fielded L8 AXA viking village, that simply wouldn't budge. I might need to revisit it with a group another time.
- Preparation: 1 hour and 1 beer
- Execution: 2½ hours and 1 energy drink
- Blue MUs captured: 4,874
- Green MUs taken down: ~15,000
- Fields: 9
- Layers: 4https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FwdJyCM8cwp_V3Z9eNPHdNQ9lK1mLNBOov033HHntKPGmG_X_7K__9NLf3ePVpC4e1-LQubkvZfdmEyPJhqD298I8YPxZ6RlUAfQHw=w700Battlefield Motions During 4 Hour Bike Ride
On 2016-02-06 I decided to head out on a bike ride to play some Ingress. I ended up spending almost 4 hours biking around the area, taking down green links+fields and putting up blue ones (though not exactly some well-coordinated ones, I have to admit). At one point I realized that one of the portal keys I gave Torben Nikolajsen the evening before might suddenly be usable, so I dropped Torben a message and he happened to be in the exact right spot to use it - creating a nicely looking field. :-)
Here is a GIF showing all the stuff going on in the area during my 4-ish hour Ingress bike ride during the day.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bDJaLzINNuG0ccAgIEFnJEpRegvzmS3uk9aR6Bmi7TzR7qEyzhsOvIlC9Icy_VpLHfh_390X3QaLe2UnI_HiYNImyLZtKTdf84xFsA=w750Morning Fields and Evening Fields
The morning of 2016-02-27 I decided to take a bike ride in the morning fog to make some big beautiful blue fields. It went pretty well - until I got a flat tire right after I finished the bigger fields. I went home, walked to the store to get a new tire (the old one was torn in multiple places), walked home, and fixed my bike (not only the tire - also a few other preexisting problems).
Then in the late afternoon, with my bike standing there ready to go again, I decided to create a blue sky over a frog from the neighborhood (Dr. Dolk). So I went out and created as many layered fields as I could over my neighborhood - which turned out to be a quicker task than expected.
Here are the results of these two bike rides.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oXNY6GXRl962TcPVNuVa9eaNqA_V38btVjrXkT6VV5rojZ7kiLcl4l9qcgqobsTdbxylFSKTj3F4bX3gMNFOm1efBNLTj-KJl89xM5c=w750https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lRqEZRTI9rip6yXGU41Ofcg5Qxj2yP-UnsIE4y51qsgsNBMI4I_eS_bp3UcwHCjojx2kY-1C3Eb-kyTyF1Yb57b9mrksI2UReD6ctuE=w750Early Bird Reaches Their 4 Planned Goals
Early morning 2016-03-05 I decided on 4 goals in Ingress that I wanted to achieve during the day. I made a plan for how to do so and then headed out for a bike ride as soon as the sun had come up.
I ended up on an almost 4 hour bike ride, going to a whole bunch of portals, both near and far away. The bike ride ended up being longer than planned due to my original plan, to make overlapping fields to the East, getting shot down by frogs before I could finish. Instead I decided to use my gathered keys to field towards West instead - which was a success.
After almost 4 hours out, my phone was about to die, so I went home and made lunch while my phone was charging. Then I went out again for an additional 30 minutes of Ingress to hit the last few of my goals for the day.
All in all, I removed the long green links, made some beautiful blue fields, and achieved all the 4 goals I sat for myself. :-)
- MU captured: 9008
- Fields created: 55
- Links created: 79
- Portals captured: 27https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Wgh1FkLrLKyh680wXgA-2wXMyDFni8Do5KNVLqCssy4PPBwUeY91SJHlNidmhioba2cixinLQotrt3yEfFyt6TFipvMp8qnpRR64pcA=w750https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UnoodcwTq0_e3wRbQZhg0p4zbZbwBTswU9-YM8JlASQDl3gNGJ5akK5ZAlIOlKNlsPa4MPkf4_wOesO1T8m-AFu1CA_9ZiTLXeX2ZT4=w500Obsidian Copenhagen
On 2016-04-02 a giant Ingress Anomaly event took place in Copenhagen, with people flying in from all over the world. The event was named Obsidian Copenhagen and I was on team Alpha, fighting bravely for the Resistance the whole day - and having a great time doing so.
Here's my team:https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/QAG2tHBvHsXINt8tkPGfNw6p0G4AZ9CHfkTuG19wPsOSHVtxrI8nwJCgI5nVid8JL-zmHR478A3PodQ=w850
And here's a video form the event:https://youtube.com/watch?v=U0f0kE_2dRcOperation Arrowhead
The weekend of week 16, 2016, I took part in an Ingress Resistance operation in Denmark - with great success. The operation was called Operation Arrowhead and it was lead by fellow smurf Vestegnen. It was an interesting, fun, and exciting experience.
Thank you to all my great fellow teammates - both for the main operation Saturday evening/night and for the small spur-of-the-moment repeat operation Sunday afternoon that I happened to be one of the instigators of.
- CP Sunday 02:00 = 5.289.546 MU (main operation - 74 people)
- CP Sunday 07:00 = 2.134.916 MU (leftovers, still standing)
- CP Sunday 17:00 = 993.699 MU (spontaneous repeat operation - 5 people)https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4qnkgmvgBXpv7NW_z95ZAXsTum00iIEcAuSvdg6lXUC-_S5meILxFjdTumXsIIctDHRamF53XM28Uw=w850https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BS4cO3EieRtZTAgHqrGEWnIIeHdaUkZaqWB1Zi7pA5ahZirMuYMzJAFeicIlKITxJdPJKGuHVwVLXg=w850And that was that?
At some point during 2016 I began playing Ingress less and less, until I apparently completely stopped. And then, when I got a new phone, I didn't reinstall the Ingress app and I haven't touched it since.
It was fun while it lasted, but the high expectations from team members and the focus on giant OPs, with significant dismissive responses to small links/fields, got the better of me and I stopped enjoying the experience. So while the game was for me, the community wasn't - and that was that.
G+ "Helped" Me Make a Movie-Themed Costume
On the Friday evening of 2013-11-08, I were considering what to wear for the Tour des Chambres
party I would be attending the next day at my old dorm. Our dorm kitchen would have the theme "movies" but I still hadn't gotten around to deciding on a costume. This is where the people of my Google+ community came in - who I approached with the words "HELP ME!!! Please..."
and the following photo of what I had available for putting together a costume, along with more "normal" clothes.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DroFz4M6QyRT_pPhV3hgu_HvP39KgLc-fa4whUjwCsMjVLJ90YCeJ8JIsk6CyNUlAu5wUPAdjONaastof08dWOOJAr6SE_R-Kkuo_bPXg8rW8XBjCsW4_g_hrt_Y-_G_BHWW7SS_3W0=w2400
I were welcoming any ideas and the theme "movies" could be taken to as abstract lengths as thinkable.
For previous Tour des Chambres
parties I'd been dressed as Che Guevara, Ramesses II, Dr. Evil, Lex Luthor, evil butcher, hat maniac, flower power with fire power, escaped western prisoner impersonating a sherif, Venom, and probably a few others I can't recall.
The suggestions started flowing in from my friends on Google+...Lara Croft
First suggestion came from Lisa L, who suggested Lara Croft - which my only to was: "how... much... skin...?"
Next suggestion (that I followed) came from Eddie McBride - going along with the female character trend and suggesting Tank Girl.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sQhPR_mOImgOa33MLIB5sluverdH1K3DhAd4xnNqoES1b7zzqKObvjhcUC8titt6HY7c68VSrmEZ-kt9beHrEMYQuAuVpyB2iLoovEBeGxNNXKRfMMfQ8RE8ATzOmy1uUcmbk9DDvOU=w550Jesse Pinkman
Kyla Myers then suggested Jessie Pinkman from Breaking Bad, which she thought I'd be "perfect for". I tried?https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/X-wfAr8yZGg2V44pJAxfwCdZ9u5ndn4B1LVhH61nzToHz1b5DvejbpukBiHcmFQg4JiWGFRWgQwq_mmQQPZTC42BxkdoyE40CROwa9elx9Q8LO-UX0xQebHuOReDt0EyMuAspSOjMIs=w550Pee-wee Herman
The next one I'm not sure who (if any) suggested - but I googled "red bowtie" and found a character called Pee-wee Herman from a show I'd never seen. I went with it.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ibF7fE4H6RRrsE-4X-kE2GhDaTalp_SmtY8oeb3spdQGjNPtts78c3ZblyWGHiUupAkeQjM0IkgCvRKHBFnyz53ddb3a3CYozT9uPHBppnjKpGMRmEyUx15oh1PsG16lTt98lTumuKI=w550Charlie Allnut
Troy Liput noticed the white cap in the little of my costume "ingredients" photo and thought it gave him a Charlie Allnut vibe (Bogart in The African Queen). I gave it a shot.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/P6B-1lfEo7HYjV33WUGFc_2uajbhqMwvdzSnzBCIONf6pXDzkAEcL4lW-rpdjF7g9LjGXb-y2pV8CptI4csWb_mD39oJ8NyBgCLmMz4PmWvaUSso3xdyaUNrGo9sNQDIrWAjw1zZVv0=w550Agent 47 (Hitman)
I did a repeat of Agent 47 from the Danish video game "Hitman" as per request of Lise Bjerregaard Nielsen, even though I had previously dressed as Agent 47 for a party.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qljsVPAOFQiMpGKse0aUyx-m1zqJoHuoAG9zh_DG4i3IzRaO2Iz7yni1Va99DMqhSMF7G-wSArEAi7xwExt-eDvZZi0RlxySFAS_-XYEfcu7BYucUHF1bmPsN3pxi-czMlWzNrg7lWY=w550Professor Charles Xavier
The next one was perhaps pretty obvious - Professor X (from the X-Men comic) - also suggested by Lise Bjerregaard Nielsen.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZeRh2Nrzk2Lj09QBZHD48J6sMbBlWDzV2eEGpzKbS6q-b9enHoc_WTxutmnpwvSOAIEkGKQAnt3M4Ll5UROClABMyY-ag0mAg6L-6iGuE_roYpSovq4znfEarGa8Plxw_tSpKQJzcMk=w550Sith Lord
Yet another suggestion from Lise Bjerregaard Nielsen - a Sith Lord. I once before created a pretty decent homemade Sith Lord costume (https://photos.app.goo.gl/hgnCd4ifQXG1NbZS7
) - but on this Friday evening I just threw the following together in a couple of minutes.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rRqzXTTVAFbIQviklNZaDspDAxWeunPmkjat1yC6wOTp2G2KCL4_gh25slHLMorThY6ity-LFCOyVPxvWD3pC-W7k-cFZYBRpQTztU-zbZPd9lH5QPeeP99zYTTIFm6ale2csD5mItg=w550
... And that was all I the costumes I managed to throw together that one Friday evening - after which I had to clean up my apartment which were filled with costume parts.My final choice for the party... Tank Girl!
This was the costume I ended up making.
I used fabric paint for the T-shirt instead of colored tape. I have to say that I were quite happy with the result.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/up3S_1bAom6jIAo5CgC3ItbWLmB-GZKmU-DWwtPGbe51hZDJ1BWFVLARnYxMqSdNafi9NH0vc1YrtIUbNzarNsauyntjwTu7r50dNHQpKg_dpdfoTjC8PhzC32oV8cXy0bX0zlYLxkQ=w700
When I arrived at my old dorm I did some small modifications of the costume and even added some face paint (fake blood).https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CCqBTCFCzhfGHWPTXYeozjwLxg8mRTLtFrPyctZR_VZA5b6BPuxg6PEqe_QXJbbBLkIlJZTXs-H3FNjlSX25BFYZJj9UN4cXgbCWbkL6vCbCvGG3hBwvk52d16TZyZcJEc_51EF8iVU=w2400(Originally shared on Google+, 2013-11-08)
A weekend in September, 2017, my family had a small get-together at my mother's place (my childhood home). After dinner, while enjoying some more wine, conversation fell on the "art pieces" that us three kids made in kindergarten and school. During this conversion a few examples were brought fourth of the "art pieces" our mother had kept around for all these years.
While talking about some of the wood carvings that my brother and I had made, like wooden swords and knives, someone remember that my mother still had a pretty decent spoon that my brother once made - so my brother went to get it. As he came back to the table, he put the spoon, he made so many years ago, on the table (the spoon on the left). Then, with perfect comedic timing, he went "and here's the spoon Halfdan made"
and placed the second spoon on the table... :'-D
I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard. Even just looking at this photo now makes me chuckle.https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/PxvrPmxpaowtrhwNQyMLZZaqpoMQ0GvQi8DWu6kFUbZ00nQ8vdXUdhaxTBJkUwVIc0302v9LlPlAYNrJhRa3Mevm6LQr551Sdby056wkp0Lic3I-uQUjG1kwCuuTw84TKAj1v3YbYdA=w600(Originally shred on Google+, 2017-11-17)
This is NOT
some of my own creations, but it is ones made of me, "for" me - by Mar Mai
).The Secret World of Halfdan and Fluffy
An awesome comic featuring me and @FluffyMcShark
- and our dynamic. #ManlySqueeOfManliness
The comic was colored by Mar Mai's sister, Mary C (@CupofSnark
As an album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gPxTwNPCxVVGRe3D6
This comic were even turned into a (homemade) paperback version:https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/JdYzQux5cf0CiWAKOdcp7Sv3TGB9CKf0GgBb8LwlETtk6bqU0nppfUZhGxU42JMfjF5RJlswXaYGXhRoDfw-o5tvfk_vw8X8l5E33ccfmpFojTha5oBSkXoL3H7xGtTykVb56K75RwI=w500https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/fKPrhhzqeyY9dJbaR1EUFCMg4LtZwOa9y0PCFWPhRGs8VgK7iRyQcb62mEwj7a4Zb3Ba4a5KbMjPE4WaNGSTBDTGKt6zeyJy_0RYanXN3zQCyufSG0euJgGdYc5eq4LAomSR8HIBmAc=w500https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tuUd-mUup46ICj6CLPMfMKOHuTwYbie9gZQly8h4Q-xl6-TlcCW2CDqRZAcBf96vKE0ehzDddDDPY4s3p6pF00mCtwVkgnrvGneI_zmoYqV-4SmJDMDImxhS6VBdEpJR2JPkRwbprbQ=w500(Originally shared on Google+, 2012-11-10)Born on the 4th of July
For my birthday in 2013 Mar Mai made a comic for me - with the following foreword by Kyla Myers:It wasn't just this year, America commemorates Halfdan's birthday every year at this time, and has done since before his birth. You see, one of our great visionaries foresaw his birth, and we began celebrating it in advance. The flag of Denmark might be red and white, but over here we add blue, to remind us of the great ocean that separates us from our Overlord. ;)
As an album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gsLfKdQLmc982ehK8
(Originally shared on Google+, 2013-07-05 - the day after my birthday)A Sneaky Deal
A comic promoting Mar Mai's (awesome) comic "The Dragon Tutor" (https://goo.gl/MzGMux
As an album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/N78aAAmvnT7fQtYo8
(Originally shared on Google+, 2012-10-31)