September 17, 2004
I think about him while I Rasterbate

Here's what happens when I'm bored and done huffing permanent markers left to make my own fun on a Friday afternoon.

Behold, The Rasterbator.

The Rasterbator allows you to upload and enlarge an image and then spits out a spiffy printable PDF file that you can piece together for a wall-sized, ceiling-sized or even larger final image.

You can only guess where this is going, right?

First I figured out what would make a good rasterbatory material.

Why, my Fierce leatherboy sidebar mascot of course!


I decided to size the image to fill 3 pages across by 7 pages high (US letter size 8.5"x11"). I could have sized it a bit smaller because the final result uses less than 50% of the third row but I kind of wanted it *cough* actual size. Looking at the detail of the page it's hard to tell how it will come out. Luckily, I have a serious B&W hardcore printer at the office so I decided go ahead and print this baby out (click to see the result and my ugly office carpet).

A quick trip to my brother's art studio to use the nice straight-edge cutter and some careful tape work and *whee*...lifesize Keanu. Now I just have to decide where to put him.

Of course just like they warned you in Sunday School, once you start rasterbating, you can't stop.

Here's a screenshot of my second project. The highlighted lippy part is shown in the detail below.


I wanted to be sure to get some good details so I made this one 8 pages high by 8 wide. It was only after I downloaded it that I realized that this is going to produce a rasterbation over 7 feet high. Pretty much floor to ceiling. Zoiks.

I haven't actually printed this one out yet.

So if you're not doing anything this weekend and have plenty of ink (or you can burn the files to a disc and take it to Kinko's, black and white shouldn't cost too much) why not indulge in a little toner abuse?

Clicking on the detail pics above will download the PDF's I made or you can make your own.

Check out the gallery for ideas and a look at how different page counts will turn out and if you go here, there are some good tips as well.

Happy Rasterbating! I promise you won't go blind!

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at September 17, 2004 05:13 PM .


This is the kewlest thing EVAH.

*thinks* laser printer @ work... I work one there...going in this Sunday to work anyway...

And then, ah the joys of Rasterbation for the Single Woman!

Posted by: Nudel on September 17, 2004 06:45 PM

Great project for the weekend!

...good thing blindness is just a myth ;-)

Posted by: shelz on September 17, 2004 08:17 PM

hahaha that's rad! I've never heard of that before. I can imagine abusing the work printer on something created through the Rasterbator.

Posted by: lomara on September 17, 2004 11:43 PM

pretty cool place en web. Funny is either the 'gematriculator'... too bad the weather is so fine outside today ;-(

Posted by: creezy on September 18, 2004 12:59 AM

This looks like so much fun, krix!
Good find!
*rushes off to do some rasterbating all by herself*

Posted by: Niobe on September 18, 2004 05:53 AM

heh she said rasterbate..interesting.. I have to do these with some Rob pics too.. hmm

hugs and God bless your friend

Going blind while rasterbating LOL Sorry mind in gutter

Posted by: Janice on September 18, 2004 07:44 AM

So I sense you're taking a brief respite from practicing the bass? ;) I hope mr. bass teacher man doesn't read this.

Posted by: Chianti on September 18, 2004 08:58 AM

Cool find - thanks hun. :)

Posted by: Keanuette on September 18, 2004 11:26 AM

holy shit!!!!!!!!!!!, this is so f'ing cool!!!

Posted by: tess on September 18, 2004 11:41 AM

way cool!
eyebrow goes up! will have to think about this one!))) )

Posted by: wanda on September 18, 2004 05:45 PM

wow!cool! i'm doing a pic now...!!!!

Posted by: wanda on September 19, 2004 01:16 PM

goin to gym while image prints out!
fun! will do more!

Posted by: wanda on September 19, 2004 01:27 PM

i will be rasterizing a LOT!!!!

Posted by: wanda on September 19, 2004 01:51 PM

i would like to be in your arms.............. i kissyou

Posted by: christelle on September 20, 2004 05:08 AM

LOL! Lovin it!

Posted by: Tawny on September 20, 2004 01:09 PM

Sure, rasterbating for hours won't make us go blind, but what about staring for hours at 7 foot posters of Keanu?

Posted by: Zen on September 20, 2004 06:30 PM

I'm doing one for the ceiling!!

Posted by: Keanuette on September 21, 2004 12:10 PM

You must have the greatest husband in the WORLD ;)

Also, for anyone that is interested, DotaMatic is a similar program that you can download to your desktop.

Posted by: krix on September 21, 2004 12:25 PM

RE: the ceiling - what happens when you switch places? just occurred to me that this isn't going to work out too well... my hubby really isn't into Keanu as much as I am. ;) Now if we could figure out how to flip it over with with Trinity on the reverse - that he may go for!

Posted by: Chianti on September 21, 2004 05:22 PM
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