June 16th, 2010

startledcat is startled

Ia! Ia! Yvette fhtagn!

Let's say, hypothetically, that "web design" was one of the fundamental particles of the universe. This, ladies and gentlemen, is its antiparticle:

... Hang on, obligatory disclaimers.

[infohazard]


WARNING: Contains sound.
WARNING: Not safe for brain.
WARNING: May even be so bad that it locks up your browser (my Safari took about 5 minutes to render it); don't have any unsaved posts or forms up when you click.


That having been said, this is its antiparticle.

(Okay, it's missing Comic Sans. But it's damn close to being an antiparticle.)

Seriously, that atrocity has wrapped around so completely from design to anti-design that it's back in the realm of art. It creates such a perfect short-circuit of the aesthetic centers of the brain that it has a strange allure. By catching your brain in an infinite loop where it's searching for the appropriate punctuation at the end of the inevitable "WHAT", and then recursing into further rhetorical questions before finding anything satisfactory, it manages to stimulate a corner of your brain that is somewhere halfway between madness and transcendence.

In other words, I'm grateful to have found this before the start of the Call of Cthulhu campaign. It's a perfect illustration of what it feels like to lose 1d3 Sanity points as you have an epiphany about the secrets of the Mythos.

Don't believe me? Read on, I'll walk you through it. But I can't be responsible for you if you choose to click.

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Edited to add: Okay, seriously, listening to the page music again (which I hadn't originally heard; I had to turn my speakers off at work) after going through the whole Forbidden Lore thing above? CREEPED ME THE FUCK OUT.

ETA x2: DEAR GOD THERE'S MORE. I didn't realize the page scrolled. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE HAVE DISCOVERED THE LOST DIGITAL TRANSLATION OF THE NECRONOMICON

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