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…FILE Magazine expects the unexpected?

Painter’s Thumb By Nawfal Nur

FILE Magazine is a collection of photographs that treat subjects in unexpected ways, creating new genres with alternate takes, odd angles, unconventional observations, and more, FILE isn’t Kodak, Vogue or ESPN, and it definitely isn’t a photoblog, photo challenge/contest, or group photo album. FILE is, however, a great place to go for inspiration, improvisation, and imagination. If you want to see the world through a different lens, check out what FILE has to offer, but be prepared for a perspective shift.

[FILE Magazine]

[Photo: Painter’s Thumb By Nawfal Nur]

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…It’s Website Wednesday: Kongregate?

Kongregate

Kongregate is trying to create “the leading online hub for players and game developers to meet up, play games, and operate together as a community”. Currently in Beta; Kongregate already hosts 553 games, and has hundreds of gamers playing together at any one time. Though anyone can submit a game, a user rating system ensures that only the best games float to the top of the charts. In addition to regular playability, each game is wrapped in community features such as chat and challenges that allow you to play alongside your friends. Plus, developers receive a share of the microtransaction and advertising revenue, and retain the full rights to their games, so they are encouraged to write up some good stuff. If you’re looking for a place to kill some time, Kongregate is it.

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…Desktop Tower Defense got an upgrade?

Desktop Tower Defense

Get ready to kill a few more hours, because Desktop Tower Defense is now Version 1.2, with “a new Bash Tower, new Spawn creeps, new Fun Modes, new Challenge Modes and a new creep layout”. And you thought you were going to be productive today.

[Desktop Tower Defense]

…It’s Movie Monday: Three Legged Legs?

Three Legged Legs

Today’s Movie Monday features the work of Three Legged Legs. What is Three Legged Legs, you ask? Well, it’s “a hillbilly with stinky hobbit feet, an angry brown guy freaking out all the time, and a guy who likes wearing collared shirts under regular cotton t-shirts”.

The first film is a shorty but a goodie. Humans!, a 60 second global awareness PSA “sensationalizing the excessive, all-consuming nature of the human being”, shows the Earth’s “utter demise in a fun and sickening kind of way”.

The next “animated fable”, Samurai, was a collaboration between TLL and GE for their Imagination Theater campaign. “It’s a tale of a pint-sized samurai faced with a seemingly impossible challenge as proposed by a behemoth Emperor and his wicked minions. Can you spot all the ninjas?”.

Their next short, Los Angeles Lets Be Friends, “depicts friendly monsters overrunning Los Angeles to spread joy and beauty throughout an otherwise drab and monochromatic society. Despite the creatures’ best efforts, the public isn’t swayed”.

Finally, Ricochet, a short “featured primarily as a visual effects showcase”, that “puts the viewer in the middle of an all out battle between two disparate armies set in an apocalyptic near-future environment”. Be warned though, this one gets violent.

You Tube Awards

Bonus: If that didn’t satisfy your movie appetite for the day, be sure to check out YouTube’s 2006 Video Awards Winners. You’ve probably seen most of them already, but maybe you missed one or two, so it’s always good to go back.

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[YouTube – Video Awards]