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Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling.
A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines.

thanks for writing a more elaborate explanation. i’ve seen these pictures be spread like wildfire without mention of the technology behind it.

Oh, I remember the html5 version from a while back.

i really appreciate the WHOLE BACKSTORY ON THIS FUKr

aaaaaah perfection!!! i love pixels.

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Could I have a modern AU where the Phantom is a judge on a singing show and he’s the strictest judge and never likes anyone? – anon


I had fun :D Jen.


He was a little like Simon Cowell on steroids, and with a mask instead of too-high trousers; not to mention, he only went by ‘The Phantom’, which was part enigmatic and part up-it’s-own-arse.

For the most part, he hated absolutely everybody, without exception. Carlotta – a truly extraordinary soprano, if a horrific diva – was one of the foci of the Phantom’s wrath, as was Piangi, who in the Phantom’s defence was a walking caricature and didn’t have the steadiest voice in the world.

It seemed as though the only person the Phantom actually like was a young girl called Christine, who was a very rough singer but fairly impressive, and – more notably – very attractive.

It was a little bit creepy, quite frankly. He watched her with disturbing intensity.

Eventually, things came to a bit of a head when Carlotta’s throat spray was poisoned, and the only person who seemed to have potentially done it was none other than the Phantom. It was well known that Carlotta was Christine’s only true competitor – by far the most accomplished singer – and the Phantom loathed her ever more with every passing week.

Christine found him shockingly creepy. Not to mention that she was having an affair with the host of the show, a gorgeous blond known as Raoul who was dashing and confident and perfect for her.

Things continued to slide.

One of the cameramen was found hanged by the own camera lead. The police were called, the police were baffled, the police left again.

Rumours spread that the set was haunted, and it was openly discussed that the ‘haunting’ was essentially just referring to the Phantom, who – word had it – had summoned Christine to his dressing room, and all of it somehow wound up with her unconscious on his couch and rather confused to boot.

Raoul had had quite enough of the shit happening on his own show, and so took action: secret cameras were set up, police were waiting in the wings, and the competition went on as normal.


“The show has been rigged,” Raoul announced, on national television, “by none other than our judge the Phantom!”

All hell broke loose. Christine was abducted through a trap door, followed by the Phantom, and nobody knew what happened from there; Raoul returned with rope burns around his neck, Christine looked like she’d probably been molested at some stage, and the Phantom had accidently given himself an electric shock trying to wade through an unexplainable pond in the basement while still wired to his microphone. It was a very weird experience.


The show got unbelievably high ratings.

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