Category: Mimsy

Cultist Simulator Fanart

Mimsy February 5, 2019

I’ve recently been obsessed with Cultist Simulator. Cultist Simulator is a game in which you found a cult, attract followers, study occult books, perform arcane rites, and embark upon dangerous mystical expeditions, all in an attempt to ascend to immortality.

My favourite cult in the game is the Wildwood Club. The Wildwood Club is a cult of wildness, chaos and change, symbolised by moths and creatures that live in the leaflitter of the forest floor. I’m already obsessed with all those things anyway, even outside of the game, so I made this Wildwood Club fanart. It is a 45x60cm applique wallhanging, made using secondhand and offcut fabrics:

Image description: a dark grey applique wallhanging suspended by a thin branch. The wallhanging features a large, yellow and brown moth with eye-like flowers extending from its head, and the words "Wildwood Club" in large green letters.

Image description: a dark grey applique wallhanging suspended by a thin branch. The wallhanging features a large, yellow and brown moth with eye-like flowers extending from its head, and the words “Wildwood Club” in large green letters.

Here it is in situ:

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation showing a wallhanging featuring a moth and the words "Wildwood Club", below which is a low shelf on which several objects are placed, including a papier mache orb covered in eyes, a fern in a companion cube planter, and a one-armed, faceless teddy bear.

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation showing a wallhanging featuring a moth and the words “Wildwood Club”, below which is a low shelf on which several objects are placed, including a papier mache orb covered in eyes, a fern in a companion cube planter, and a one-armed, faceless teddy bear.

And here is a closeup of the feature moth:

Image description: closeup photo of a yellow and brown applique moth on a grey background. Flaming, eye-like flowers extend outwards from behind the moth.

Image description: closeup photo of a yellow and brown applique moth on a grey background. Flaming, eye-like flowers extend outwards from behind the moth.



‘This was my past, but now I am changed. These are my garments, which I set aside. Here is my skin, but it is loaned to me. Here is my name, which is only a blindfold. Here is the Wood, where we strangle the light. Here I was, and here I am not.’

-Cultist Simulator

Magnetic Anomaly

Mimsy January 15, 2019

Brief video description: a series of 8 slides, some still photographs, others animated gifs, combining scans of topographical maps, photographs of the Bogong High Plains, and line drawings featuring eye shapes and black, closely spaced lines. Each slide contains an amorphous, melting, black-bordered white text box. The story written in the text boxes is printed below:

In December 2018, I went hiking on the Bogong High Plains in the Alpine National Park. I went there to visit the magnetic anomaly.

Magnetic anomalies are places where there is a measurable deviation from the Earth’s usual magnetic field. These deviations in the field arise from variations in the chemical composition of local rocks.

I walked to the top of Mt Jim in order to look South over the magnetic anomaly.

As you can see, there is nothing to see.

The disturbance in the field is imperceptible. I saw no change in the rock, and I felt no anomalous bodily pull.

All the same, I’m glad to know that I was looking at the magnetic anomaly, even though I wasn’t seeing it.

Twin twin peaks: L-shapes

Mimsy December 12, 2018

A few years ago, I watched the original Twin Peaks series. I became obsessed with photographing and filming the television screen in ways that incorporated the reflection of what I was filming into the scene that I was filming. I’m gradually posting the photographs and gifs I made at that time.

Twin twin peaks L-shaped FBI

[Image description: A colour photograph in portrait orientation showing an L-shaped mirror in the bottom half of the image propped up against a white wall. The mirror shows a reflection of a scene from the television show “Twin Peaks”, in which FBI agent Dale Cooper is lying face up on a brown floor wearing a white shirt. The TV show is playing on a PC computer screen. A Windows logo is visible at the bottom of the reflection. The top of the screen is visible near the top of the reflection, and behind that is the reflection of a cream wall and a black phone – the device used to take this photograph.]

Twin twin peaks L-shaped ghost man

[Image description: a colour photograph in portrait orientation showing an L-shaped mirror in the bottom half of the image propped up against a white wall. The mirror shows the reflection of a scene from the television show “Twin Peaks”, in which FBI agent Dale Cooper is lying face up in a brown room wearing a white shirt. Standing over him is a mysterious, tall, bald, white man wearing brown clothing. The TV show is playing on a PC computer screen. A Windows logo is visible at the bottom of the reflection. The top of the screen is visible near the top of the reflection, and behind that is the reflection of a cream wall and a black phone – the device used to take this photograph.]

Twin Twin Peaks L-Shaped Gunwound Dream

[Image description: an animated gif in portrait orientation showing an L-shaped mirror in the bottom half of the animation propped up against a white wall. The mirror shows the reflection of a scene from the television show “Twin Peaks”, in which FBI agent Dale Cooper is lying face up in a brown room wearing a white shirt, talking to a mysterious, tall, bald, white man wearing brown clothes. The TV show is playing on a PC screen. The top of the screen is visible in the reflection, and behind that is the reflection of a cream wall and a black phone – the device used to record this gif.]

 

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Manifest Cat

Mimsy November 8, 2018

Here is a photographic ritual for manifesting cats that you can try at home. If you do not have access to a real cat, you may substitute a picture of a cat. However, the magic is more potent if the original cat is a body, rather than an image of a body.

The greater the number of recursive cat images you display in your home, the greater the number of cats who will appear to you elsewhere in your life.

Image description: a closeup photograph of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa.

Image description: a closeup photograph of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa.

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa.

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa.

catmanifest3

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top right of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a photograph of the same cat, sleeping on the same sofa, below the same wall, to which a closeup photograph of the same sleeping cat is affixed.

catmanifest4

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top right of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a photograph of the same cat, sleeping on the same sofa, below the same wall, to which a closeup photograph of the same sleeping cat is affixed. To the left of this photograph, and below the closeup photograph, is a third photograph attached to the wall. It displays the same cat, sleeping on the same sofa, below the same wall, to which the same photographs of a closeup cat and a cat sleeping on a sofa below a photograph of a closeup cat are affixed.

Twin Twin Peaks: mobile doubles

Mimsy October 23, 2018

A few years ago, I watched the original Twin Peaks series. I became obsessed with photographing and filming the television screen in ways that incorporated the reflection of what I was filming into the scene that I was filming. I’m gradually posting the photographs and gifs I made at that time.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from "Twin Peaks." The scene shows a closeup of the character Audrey Horne's face. She is lying on a pink floral sofa with her eyes closed. A man's hand is brushing against her cheek. The image contains a reflection of a mobile phone which is displaying the same scene as photographed from the TV screen. The reflected phone image is situated to the right of Audrey's cheek, overlaying the palm of the man's hand.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from “Twin Peaks.” The scene shows a closeup of the character Audrey Horne’s face. She is lying on a pink floral sofa with her eyes closed. A man’s hand is brushing against her cheek. The image contains a reflection of a mobile phone which is displaying the same scene as the one that is currently being described. The reflected phone image is situated to the right of Audrey’s cheek, overlaying the palm of the man’s hand.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from twin peaks. The scene is a closeup of the character Donna's head and shoulders. Donna is standing up and facing the camera. She wears a pale blue top and dark brown jacket. She is holding a pink flower at the left side of the image. A reflection of a mobile phone screen is present in the image to the right of Donna's jawline. The reflected screen displays the same image as the one that is being photographed from the TV screen.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from “Twin Peaks.” The scene is a closeup of the character Donna’s head and shoulders. Donna is standing up and facing the camera. She wears a pale blue top and dark brown jacket. She is holding a pink flower at the left side of the image. A reflection of a mobile phone screen is present in the image to the right of Donna’s jawline. The reflected screen displays the same image as the one that is currently being described.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from "Twin Peaks." The scene shows either the character Donna or the character Audrey in profile at the right of the image. Donna or Audrey is facing towards the left. She is resting her hand on a pink wall and is looking at a set of two dimmer light switches. Also present in the image is a reflection of a mobile phone screen. The screen reflection is situated between Donna or Audrey's hand and the dimmer switches. The reflection shows the same scene as the one that is currently being described.

Image description: a photograph of a television screen showing a scene from “Twin Peaks.” The scene shows either the character Donna or the character Audrey in profile at the right of the image. Donna or Audrey is facing towards the left. She is resting her hand on a pink wall and is looking at a set of two dimmer light switches. Also present in the image is a reflection of a mobile phone screen. The screen reflection is situated between Donna or Audrey’s hand and the dimmer switches. The reflection shows the same scene as the one that is currently being described.

More mind

Mimsy July 25, 2016

Ages ago, I published a questionnaire (which I have since taken down), titled LOST: mind. It contained a series of (mostly silly) questions that would allow me to borrow the answerer’s mind (having lost my own, I required a mind-loan).

No-one responded to begin with, so I soon forgot to keep checking the results sheet.

I just checked the results sheet, and it turns out someone filled in the form a few months ago without me realising it. I don’t know who you are, but thank you! Perhaps you are the reason I’ve been feeling so much more focused lately – my quantity of mind has increased.

Via this blog post, I return your mind to you, my anonymous benefactor, with my appreciation. I would not want you to go too long without it.

Best wishes, oh unknown you,

Kit