Saturday, January 29, 2011

Crabs of the World - #6 Space (Part 1)

After a week of crab-related posts we think that our readers probably have all the special shampoo they need, so it's about time to move on to another subject. But first we'd like to give our little friends a special send-off with one last, extra complicated animation: we're going to call it "Personal Space Invaders".

Unfortunately, Suciô has a heavy cold at the moment (too much snow shoveling), and the large quantities of medicinal whisky and brandy he's consuming make extended shooping sessions impractical. So, we're going to split the post into several stages.

Stage 1 - The Invaders

The original image - courtesy of the Wellcome Trust.



  • Cut out the louse - just like we did with Mitt Romney's head.
  • Cut out the body....
  • and legs and antennae into separate layers.


  • Rotate each of the legs and antennae individually and merge them back with the body.
  • Add back our original cut-out image as a separate layer.
  • And save as a GIF (I've added a black background and 1000ms frame-delay).

Tomorrow, cold and whisky permitting, we'll assemble our invaders into rows.

P.S. Just saw my best search referral ever: "Rub Kim Jong Il's belly for luck"

34 comments:

  1. Cool....lol I was expecting to see Mitts head on it when I scrolled down.

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  2. O god! It's an army of killer crabs! What will we do now?

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  3. Hmm, this might take some time...AND I AM SO ITCHY.

    I too have felt the discomfort spawned from massive shoveling.

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  4. This looks like bed bugs fuuuu

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  5. I'm looking forward to the final animation.

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  6. quite an animation, i prefer a caterpillar for this green color over a buggy

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  7. Will they be returning to Lindsay Lohan's nether regions, from whence they came?

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  8. lol i cant believe you dedicated an entire week to crabs. good job

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  9. what is hillarious about this is, my mom is baby sitting this girl that is scratching her head all day.

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  10. @ Poetry of the Day - as long as it's her head...

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  11. Brilliant! Take care and with that kind of medicine, do not stand close the hearth, you may go up in flames.

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  12. That crab looks delicous

    http://lunch-timeconversations.blogspot.com/

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  13. WTF dude how'd you get closeups of my ex girlfriend's unmentionables?

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  14. allright! this is still a good one

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  15. haha nice, don't want that invading my space!

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  16. I hope you get better soon.
    And that thing is pretty scary looking ;3;

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  17. Crab week's been fun.
    Get well soon man.

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  18. I only check your blog every once in a while, but every time I do I can't help but chuckle at a few things.

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  19. I'm curious about what on earth is the bugger lying on in the first image...is that a microscopic nipple?

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  20. I don't like crabs...except for mr krabs...

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  21. so this is the secret of legs moving space invader

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  22. i sure as hell ain't gonna taste that crab!!

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  23. That is the first one that truly scares me.

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