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This is a Jack-O-Lantern with no representational marks, so that the
only content is the shadow cast by the structure of the pumpkin
Scrape a pumpkin out from the inside so that the whole thing is
translucent. The only structure you can see is that of the pumpkin
itself -- like an
actual pumpkin skeleton. So I have baked this and it
actually just looks messy now, although it is translucent, but I am
going to have to be really careful about gently evening it out without
going through the rind, so that the crenellations of the pumpkin are
the only structures casting a shadow, and not the variances in where
I have scraped close or not close to the rind.
On the way doing the scraping I noticed that a couple of millimeters
from the surface of the pumpkin, there are dark green veins that
come down from the stem. If you were really really careful you
could stop scraping from the inside right before you get to the veins
and the gently take away the entire surface of the pumpkin so that
the pumpkin would be translucent with veins.
||The caterpillar of the Hazel Tussock (a moth) eats
the flesh of pumpkins and gourds, but avoids the
outer part of the skin, which contains bitter and
slightly toxic chemicals.
||Therefore, you could consider placing a Hazel
Tussock caterpillar in your pumpkin and waiting.
|| I like this. It might even dry out quickly enough to go leathery and keep it's shape.
||[+] happily. Please post a picture of your completed
||I wonder if one could soak a pumpkin in an aquarium of fluid such that the orange would break down and it would become translucent? A tank full of these would be scary!
||Maybe there was a tank full of zombie heads somewhere recently. Probably Walking Dead or WWz. I glimpse these fearful things sideways only.