Project FreezerCube – Part One

By John Walker on October 16th, 2007 at 12:57 am.

So here’s a little something I like to call, Project FreezerCube.

(aka: Project Oh Please Someone Help Me I’m Losing My Mind)

No seriously, what's wrong with meClick to see the true madness.

I’ve decided my freezer must become a Weighted Companion Cube. Why? What sort of question is Why? Because it’s white, almost cuboid, and I murdered my last one.

It begins with an ordinary freezer.

How could anyone leave it looking like that?

Too ordinary. And a slightly less than ordinary trip to the art supply shop for some acrylic paints.

Then tonight, friends departed and the new episode of Dexter watched, there I was making a quick sketch of a Weighted Companion Cube.

Surprisingly hard to draw

There was really no pause between this, and pulling the freezer out and drawing all over it with a pencil.

Pencil on freezer works nicely - take note toddlers

The paint doesn’t sit as easily on the surface as the lady in the art shop promised me it would. It’s going to take a couple of coats. And so this is as far as I reached this evening, constrained by ludicrous requirements like working during the day. However, I shall return to it very soon.

Here’s the current state.

Still coats to be added

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26 Comments »

  1. Lh'owon says:

    That is so awesome. :D

    And yea, you need help.

  2. simonkaye says:

    Well. Look who can draw, all of a sudden.

  3. Arathain says:

    All of a sudden I thought Brian’s Guide was really good.

    http://briansguide.net

    Link for those who haven’t encountered it yet.

  4. Arathain says:

    There should be a question mark between ‘All of a sudden’ and ‘I thought’. Rather like:

    All of a sudden? I thought Brian’s Guide was really good.

  5. simonkaye says:

    Fine.

    Well. Look who can draw.

  6. The_B says:

    John’s Weighted Companion Cube is, in fact, not alive, and will not try to stab you. It will however, attempt to serve you a lovely piece of chilled cake. And cream.

  7. Brant says:

    What about beer?

  8. SirNuke says:

    Prediction: by the time more (Valve-official) Portal content comes out, “Weighted Companion Cube” will become the most popular category on RPS.

    Yeah, laugh now, but just wait….

  9. Seniath says:

    “Prediction: by the time more (Valve-official) Portal content comes out, “Weighted Companion Cube” will become the most popular category on RPS.”

    Moreso than Peggle? Who’d have thunk it!

  10. dartt says:

    Did you know RPS is the SECOND RESULT for a google search for Weighted Companion Cube?!

    Awesome project John!

  11. Jonty says:

    Damn it, you stole my idea. What am I going to do with the washing machine now?

  12. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    “Did you know RPS is the SECOND RESULT for a google search for Weighted Companion Cube?!”

    That’s disappointing, it used to be number one. Somewhat disturbingly, RPS is /still/ the number one result for ‘Weighted Companion Cube slash fiction’.

    The project is looking good so far. Are you going the whole hog and adding bits of foam/polystyrene for the corner/edge bits or leaving it as just painted on?

  13. Evo says:

    Hmm a contest between Peggle and the Weighted Companion Cube on RPS?

  14. FaceOmeter says:

    This is getting serious

  15. phuzz says:

    hmm, flatmate away, washing machine broken, some free time… I think I’ve stolen an idea!

  16. The_B says:

    “Hmm a contest between Peggle and the Weighted Companion Cube on RPS?”

    I fear the next logical progression is for someone to take a white laptop that can run Peggle, and then mod it to look like WCC. We would all become mindless, cake-loving-extreme-fever zombies.

  17. Evo says:

    I am using my laptop right now with paper and printers in easy reach……must not do it!

  18. Adam Hepton says:

    Surely the next logical thing is to start weighing everything in WCCs, like file sizes are now universally measured in Peggles.

  19. Evo says:

    Or have them both as a form of measurement!

    e.g.
    1 WCC = 10 Peggles

    I declare myself, a genius!

  20. Alexander says:

    Is your freezer talking yet?

  21. Monkfish says:

    What happens when the weighted companion freezer breaks? Have you decided how you should explain the decoration to Mr. FixYourFreezer?

  22. john says:

    i think “because i can” is a perfectly good reason.

  23. Adam Hepton says:

    When it breaks, you incinerate it. It’s the only course of action.

  24. Adam Henson says:

    Found it via google, awesome idea! Dripping with irony.

    Lh’owon says:
    Nice name, Vid Boi ;)

    Adam Hepton says:
    You too!

  25. DoomMunky says:

    I love this so much I want to die a little.