Friday Links!Leading off this week, and entirely deserving of the spotlight is Matul Remrit: A Dwarf Fortress Tale. This absolutely epic story has finally been completed, and it's a stunning work of art in its own right.
Next, and this is an incredible story from Gridiron Solitaire artist Fredrik Skarstedt: For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II.
This is quite remarkable: Mystery of how homing pigeons find home solved.
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is very funny, it's Are You A Hipster? Next, and this is a fantastic read, it's Banco Central burglary at Fortaleza. Next, an odd and fascinating photo study: Sworn Virgins of Albania (hint: it's much, much more than you might think). This is quite amazing: 11 Hidden Images Embedded Into Songs. One more, and it looks fantastic, an animated short films anthology titled "Late Night Work Club".
From Steven Davis, and these are amazing, it's The Skewed, Anamorphic Sculptures and Engineered Illusions of Jonty Hurwitz. Next, and this is strange and fascinating, it's Victorian Gadgets.
From Michael M., and these are highly entertaining, it's Hilariously Ferocious Underwater Dogs.
From Pete Thistle, a fascinating interpretation of a beautiful song: REM's "Losing My Religion" shifted into a major scale.
From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this could be a breakthrough: Study Says It Can Track NFL Brain Injuries with PET Scans.
From Sirius, and I missed most of these entirely, it's What do you notice about these photos? Also, and this is a terrific read, it's Planning for war: how the EVE Online servers deal with a 3,000 person battle.
From Jonathan Arnold, and boy, these photos are haunting: Creepy Images From An Abandoned Bible Theme Park.
From DQ Reader My Wife, and this is a stunning piece of work, it's Gangnam Style flip book.
From Griffin Cheng, and this is very clever, it's Interplanetary Cessna.
From Meg McReynolds, and this is entirely outstanding, it's The Twinkies Project. Yes, they give Twinkies the Turing Test.