Tuesday, July 31, 2007

CCLVIII: Free to a Loving Family

©Lani Kai
Trypto: a little bit tilted, but otherwise I like it
Trypto: and there's a free bicycle
Lani Kai: the image is not tilted
Lani Kai: the building is


© Trypto
Lani Kai: it seems tilted just a hair
Lani Kai: but otherwise I like it
Trypto: just rotate your monitor
Trypto: it's not that heavy
Lani Kai: oh, why didn't I think of that?
Lani Kai: silly me

Monday, July 30, 2007

CCLVI: Hopeful

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: I need to go take pictures
Lani Kai: hopefully I'll be able to do that later this week
Lani Kai: after finals
Trypto: what does NN4D mean, anyway?
Lani Kai: well, with Canon's 1-series digital cameras, each camera has a unique 4-character prefix on the image file
Lani Kai: that way, professional photographers with multiple camera bodies don't get duplicate file names

Friday, July 27, 2007

CCLV: The Others

© Trypto
XYZed: have you heard of On Photography, by Susan Sontag?
Trypto: On Photography, one of the earliest critical analyses of the role of photography in modern society, by Susan Sontag the weirdo lesbian who died a couple years ago?
XYZed: no, the other On Photography
XYZed: by the other Susan Sontag

Thursday, July 26, 2007

CCLIV: Cut and Paste

© Lani Kai
Trypto: you're posting some weird pictures lately
Trypto: so what are you trying to express in this image?
Lani Kai: I dunno
Lani Kai: "ooh, that's pretty"
Lani Kai: does it look fake?
Trypto: a little bit, now that you mention it
Trypto: it looks like the flowers in the front were cut out and pasted on top of a picture of palm trees, and then someone drew in the ocean

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


© Trypto
Lani Kai: your car doesn't have an immobilizer?
Trypto: I guess not
Trypto: but nobody would steal my car
Lani Kai: why do you say that?
Trypto: cuz it sucks

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

CCLII: Room for Improvement

© Lani Kai
Trypto: my aunt's maid has to go around and make that stupid little dent in the cushions
Lani Kai: that's supposed to make them more pleasing?
Trypto: supposedly
Trypto: kind of like that hideous carpet pattern
Trypto: this photograph would probably be slightly more interesting from a different perspective
Trypto: looking down from the ceiling
Lani Kai: I think it could benefit from better composition
Lani Kai: I'm not sure what the main subject is

Monday, July 23, 2007

CCLI: Yeti

© Trypto
Lani Kai: what did it ever do to you?
Trypto: it wasn't furry enough
Lani Kai: you're not furry enough
Trypto: well, I'll just borrow some of yours, you yeti

Sunday, July 22, 2007

CCL: Nevermind

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: my computer BSODed again so the log was lost
Lani Kai: but on second thought I don't think I really care for this picture anyway

Saturday, July 21, 2007

CCXLIX: Cheesy Lies

© Lani Kai
Trypto: that purple and green tuft looks like the weeds that used to grow in my backyard
Lani Kai: I'm sure that's where they got it
Trypto: and those mushrooms too
Lani Kai: I think those are cheese
Trypto: cheeserooms
Lani Kai: rooms of cheese?
Trypto: those white blobs are really cheese?
Lani Kai: I believe so
Trypto: why do you tell these lies?

Thursday, July 19, 2007


© Trypto's brother
Lani Kai: this was not taken with your camera
Lani Kai: you used a Canon camera for this
Lani Kai: where did you steal it from?
Trypto: if you had asked nicely, I would have informed you that this is one of the pictures my brother took on his road trip to New York
Lani Kai: and you were going to masquerade it as your own?
Trypto: is this an interrogation?
Trypto: should I have my lawyer with me?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

CCXLVII: Shooting

© Lani Kai
Lani Kai: I shot a wedding on Sunday
Trypto: how many photos did you take?
Lani Kai: close to 700

Friday, July 13, 2007

CCXLVI: Koi Polloi

© Trypto
Trypto: there is a koi pond on campus
Trypto: with really big koi
Lani Kai: the closest thing we have is a fountain
Lani Kai: there are no animals to look at on campus except rabbits
Trypto: well, you usually don't want animals
Trypto: Cal Poly SLO had the stinky cattle farm

Thursday, July 12, 2007

CCXLV: Trippy

© Lani Kai
Trypto: woah, trippy
Trypto: it's like a PCP hallucination
Lani Kai: I wouldn't know
Trypto: I keep wanting to go to the pool
Lani Kai: but?
Trypto: but I don't because I'm tired after class and I just want to sleep in my happy air-conditioned room
Trypto: and also, I have tan lines :(

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

CCXLIV: Unlocked

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© Trypto
Trypto: I took a picture today of some lockers in the art department
Trypto: most of them were abandoned and had the locks cut after spring quarter
Lani Kai: but why not the two on the top row?
Trypto: well, some people still need them for the summer
Lani Kai: the one on the right is probably haunted
Trypto: I just hope that milk jug didn't actually contain milk

Monday, July 09, 2007


© Lani Kai
Trypto: fake
Lani Kai: wrong
Trypto: FAKE
Lani Kai: YOU'RE fake
Trypto: fakefakefakefakefakefakefakefakefakefake
Trypto: I win
Trypto: fake x infinity
Trypto: no tagbacks
Trypto: that purple is too...purple...to be real
Lani Kai: what is with you and insisting that flowers i take pictures of are fake
Lani Kai: you're too purple to be real
Trypto: that hurts man
Trypto: that hurts right *here*

Saturday, July 07, 2007

CCXLII: That's What My Brother Said

©Lani Kai
Trypto: my brother says it looks like a condom
Lani Kai: lovely
Trypto: I hope we get condom ads in our sidebar
Trypto: it does really look like a condom
Lani Kai: I don't think it would be very effective
Trypto: yeah, it's almost as wide as my screen
Trypto: no one's that big

Thursday, July 05, 2007

CCXLI: The Obligatory Fireworks Picture

© Lani Kai
Trypto: I like the top one
Trypto: it looks fluffy, like a dandelion
Lani Kai: whenever I see two fireworks side by side they look like evil, glowing eyes
Lani Kai: I can see it in the bottom set
Trypto: you're weird

CCXL: Shades of Purple

© Trypto
Lani Kai: what is the magenta blob in the background?
Trypto: that is an out of focus tree
Lani Kai: you have magenta trees in your area?
Trypto: it was at Dana Point, and it's not really magenta
Lani Kai: fuchsia
Trypto: oh shut up

Monday, July 02, 2007

CCXXXIX: Squeeshums

© Trypto
Jeffums: I've never eated a clam
Trypto: they're not that remarkable, kind of squeeshy
Jeffums: eww, I dont like squeeshy seafoodums
Jeffums: I ated octopus once in sushi
Jeffums: and I was like
Jeffums: !!!!!!
Jeffums: nooooooooooooooooooo
Jeffums: nooooooooo likeyyyyyyy
Jeffums: 'xactly

Sunday, July 01, 2007


© Lani Kai
Trypto: water lily
Lani Kai: all water lily shots seem to have the same composition
Lani Kai: the lighting was rather difficult
Lani Kai: and the contrast is really high
Trypto: Monet did a painting of water lilies once

CCXXXVII: Menacing

© Trypto
Trypto: which one do you think would hurt the most?
Lani Kai: well, the middle one or the one on the very left if you were to be stabbed
Lani Kai: the [meat cleaver] is the obvious choice for hacking off limbs
Lani Kai: where is this anyway?
Trypto: 99 Ranch Market
Trypto: the butcher told me I wasn't allowed to take pictures
Trypto: actually he was kind of passive aggressive about it
Trypto: he was like, hey! hey! why you takin' pictures inside man?
Trypto: I was like, am I not allowed to?
Trypto: and he was like, WHY YOU TAKIN PICTURES, MAN??
Trypto: so I guess he didn't actually tell me not to