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In the small town of Sunderland, Mass., is a 300-year-old, family-run plot of land that fuses fine art and farming.

Mike Wissemann’s 8-acre cornfield maze is a feat of ingenuity, with carefully planned and executed stalk-formed replicas of notables such as the Mona Lisa, Albert Einstein and Salvador Dalí.

But how do those pictures come to life? Maybe you remember Skill-o-Gram puzzles, in which the clues are squares that have labels like A-4 or F-5, each one holding part of the design. When those parts are copied into a blank grid, they create a whole picture.

Corn is also planted on a grid. By breaking the field into squares on paper or computer, each one holding a piece of the picture, and scaling up, you’ve got a blueprint. But in a cornfield, the picture is pixelated, so it’s kind of like creating a giant halftone photo, using the density of the corn to make the image darker or lighter.

At Treinen farm in Lodi, Wis., the maze’s theme and method are much different. Designer Angie Treinen was inspired this year by all of the cute things she found on the Internet: ninja kittens, cupcakes with faces, unicorns, narwhals and rainbows. Her style is based on the Japanese art style known as “Kawaii,” which means “cute.”

Treinen’s is a century-old, family-run farm. About 15 of the farm’s 200 acres are devoted to the corn maze. Here, maze cutting is still designed and executed the old-fashioned way, by using a lot of graph paper and elbow grease.

With GPS And Graph Paper, Farmers Find A-maze-ing Ways To Bring In Cash

Photos: Courtesy of Warner Farm and Courtesy of Treinen Farm

When representation is positive like better gay characters or more poc characters yall can’t advocate enough how it impacts reality and people’s views. Yall agree then that fiction does have an effect on us as a society.

But the second that the representation is negative like with drawing cp or incest ships then suddenly fiction has no impact at all on people it’s just pixels that have no meaning at all.

You dont get to cherry pick what YOU think has an impact and what doesn’t. This is an all or nothing deal. If you wanna scream about how fiction doesn’t affect reality then guess what none of the leaps in representation we’ve made for minority characters in shows matters, because well dang they’re fictional guess we’re back at square one people.

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lmao you can see how organized i got midway through this project

So, for a while, I’ve had a theory.  I wanted to wait for more material before actually making a statement about it, and now I feel like I have enough sample space to test it.  I’ve gathered data from the Rens, the Belladonnas, and the Xiao Branwens (with Qrow included to account for potentially recessive Branwen genes)

Children on Remnant have eye colors that are a blend of their parents’.

Due to lighting, it’s impossible to say definitively, or get a perfect drop of color.  But, I feel like I used a sound method to keep from skewing any data.

I dropped color in a 3x3 pixel square from the center of the eye curve (if applicable) in an attempt to snag a color in the center of the eye gradient.

Once that was done, I combined the colors in another 3x3 pixel square where the colors exist in equal parts, like so.

Examining the data I have, taking into account gradients, and the changes in eye color between children, adult men, adult women, changes between seasons, and even changes in rendering eyes between characters, I think I now know enough to go ahead and mark it as a solid “Probably”. 

The hype for Kingdom Hearts III is way too strong with me. It’s my most anticipated game of all time. #imakingdomheartstrash
Here’s a little pixel Sora in his KHIII outfit ;D