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Old September 28 2011, 08:14 PM   #1
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Your Album Cover (2011 edition)

A fun and highly creative internet game that's been around for a while, and also featured on Miscellaneous on a number of occasions. Basically it goes like this, for those who don't know:

1) Go to Wikipedia and select a random page, or use this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The title (ignoring any disambiguation suffixes) of the first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2) Get a random quotation from this page (NB it may produce pop-up ads)
http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quotation of the page is the title of your first album.

3) Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days" as per below:
http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The THIRD picture along, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

The last time we had this thread, Australis also suggested a fourth rule: a random name generator for song titles.
http://watchout4snakes.com/Creativit...domPhrase.aspx


Put them together (optionally via your favourite image manipulator software of choice) and you then have your own album cover!

Some examples from today:





For reference, here are the older threads, each containing some excellent examples (while the image links last).
Original 2008 thread by Worf412: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=56289
2009 thread by myself: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=107588
2010 thread by Australis: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=132051

Hmm, looks like this is turning into an annual event...

Anyway, I like this sort of thing... anyone else want to join in the fun?
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