Archive for July, 2012

Beadsprites: The future of boring people

July 2nd, 2012

Recently while being very bored on reddit I came across something called Beadsprites, essentially they’re little plastic beads which when arranged and melted with other beads can produce small images or “sprites”. At the time I was very bored (On holiday bucketting down with rain with ‘Homes under the hammer’ on TV) and decided to give it a go. I soon became hooked.

I started creating small sprites (generally video game sprites from 8-bit to 16-bit era) which were around 3 inches long and then created larger ones just under 2ft tall. I became enthralled by it, constantly wanting to increase my collection of these things, looking at other peoples sprites, discussing on tips and then I realised something, without knowing I had gone back to being the person who if discussed this kind of thing around his peers would automatically be the most boring person on the planet. I’m only writing on here because the likely hood of someone reading this is near to nothing. Who reads personal blogs these days anyway?

Thankfully, looking up on facebook I find that there are people that I know who do even more boring things *cough* Warhammer *cough* so I’ve stopped caring so much, it entertains me, kills a few hours so I can live with that.

Anyway if you do want to see some examples check this reddit, you may even see some by myself http://www.reddit.com/r/beadsprites