Yesterday I wrote 1300 words on my story, and so far today I’ve written 1400. So I am on my way to this week’s goal of 4000. (I won’t think about how Gizmo Guy managed to write 5,000 words on his manuscript yesterday – grrr, show off!)

I would have written more (she says knowing it’s an excuse) but Guitar Hero sat down and talked to me for a while, and being a good mother I couldn’t tell him to shove off. Oh, all right, yes, I could have, but I didn’t. One reason was that he showed me this site. The Face of the Future – a program by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland transforms the picture you upload into a variety of cultures. For some reason it works better with guys than women – or at least it worked better with Gizmo Guy and Guitar Hero’s pictures than it did with my own.

So the picture to the left is what I uploaded – the normal picture of Guitar Hero taken last year. Then I chose what culture to transform him to – Afro-Caribbean, Asian – East, Asian-West, Baby, Child, Teenager, Young Adult, Older Adult, Boticelli, Manga, Ape man, etc. Some of the results are hilarious.

Take a look at some of the results below:

Here’s a Manga version:

Here’s what he’d look like as an old man:

And here’s what he’d look like as an El Greco portrait:

Yes, it’s a time waster, but I had fun. And I’m still writing so my day’s not been completely lost.

(Just for fun, here’s me as a Manga character…)

Ways to Distract you

4 thoughts on “Ways to Distract you

  • January 23, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Way to go! You’re rolling.

    I’ll have to try my redheaded self as an old African.

  • January 23, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    That is so cool! The time-waste site AND you’re amazing writing progress.

  • January 24, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for the time-waste site…I have lots of time to waste…because I’m doing revisions.

  • January 24, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    *knock knock*
    this is your conscience.
    yeah. you know. get back to it.
    you gotta be kidding me?

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