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Butterflies Or Zombies

painting by odd or even numbers
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Butterflies Or Zombies is the title given to a colouring in book that offers two alternative outcomes for each outlined image.

On each page there is a confusion of lines, numbers and dots. Beside each dot there is a number and a letter, either a B or a Z. Inside all of the blank areas there is an odd or an even number. Some of the dots are already joined to other dots with simple blacklines of a variety of guages. It's not possible to discern an image by simply looking at the page. A diagram with numbers and colours accompanies the book.

The viewer must decide if they want to generate butterflies or zombies. For butterflies they begin the process of joining all of the number B dots to each other in sequence. This results in an outlined butterfly shape. The colouring in can now begin, with each of the even numbers contained in the blank shapes being coloured according to the diagram key. Alternatively, the exact same process can be followed, only in this case the letter Z numbers will be connected and the resulting odd numbered shapes coloured in.

When completed, the image of a butterfly is created or for those who like the darker side, some type of horror depiction is generated.

xenzag, Sep 29 2020

Zombie Butterflies https://www.sfgate....-grove-12377304.php
Could be worse. They could be butterfly zombies... [RayfordSteele, Sep 30 2020]

Landrail (corn crake) recipe https://en.wikipedi...:Landrailrecipe.png
[kdf, Oct 02 2020]

Calvin connects the dots https://www.gocomic...03?ct=v&cti=1441569
[kdf, Oct 03 2020]

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       Yes
pocmloc, Sep 29 2020
  

       Could it be "Zombies or Vampires" ?
8th of 7, Sep 29 2020
  

       Of course, as long as there are two sets of contrasting images.
xenzag, Sep 29 2020
  

       [+]
8th of 7, Sep 29 2020
  

       So a connect the dots color book as I had as a child, but with a superimposed second option to choose from. I think I need a visual. Your bun is contingent on that, I think.
blissmiss, Sep 29 2020
  

       I'm so busy with other aspects of my practice that spending the time required generating an illustration is simply not possible at the moment.
xenzag, Sep 29 2020
  

       Ah, the Elderly Discerning Gentlemen desirous of paying out wads of folding money in return for receiving Strict Discipline from Experienced Professional Lady are queueing down the hallway and out of the door again, are they ?   

       Doesn't your whip-arm get tired ? We understand it's all in the wrist action ...
8th of 7, Sep 29 2020
  

       [+] for combining the Seelie Court and the Unseelie Court in a coloring book.   

       But blissmiss’ comment about connect the dots reminded me there ARE already connect the dots paint by number games that can be completed in different ways, to create different pictures.
kdf, Sep 29 2020
  

       There's even an "expert" version, where you just get a blank sheet and then put your own dots in ...
8th of 7, Sep 29 2020
  

       Surprised we haven't seen zombie butterflies yet this year.   

       I guess those came in 2017. <link>
RayfordSteele, Sep 30 2020
  

       Caterpillars or Zombies, shirley? (for variety the author can occasionally insert a bulldozer instead of an insect).
AusCan531, Oct 02 2020
  

       It’s not much of a stretch to imagine zombies as kin to butterflies. The metamorphosis - crawling thing eats anything it can, then wraps itself in a shroud, seems dead for a while, then comes out as a flying thing - would seem creepy if people didn't Ohh and Aah over the colorful wings.
kdf, Oct 02 2020
  

       I'm not sure that entirely holds true [kdf] because moths.
zen_tom, Oct 02 2020
  

       There's very little that holds "entirely" true.   

       But it's even easier to conflate moths with zombies, as most are nocturnal and not very colorful. The latter points means paint-by-numbers illustrations would be easier to fill in but very dull.
kdf, Oct 02 2020
  

       Colours could be included by portraying a moth - flame interaction, shirley ?
8th of 7, Oct 02 2020
  

       "it's even easier to conflate moths with zombies ... not very colorful though"
-kdf
"Colours could be included by portraying a moth - flame interaction"
-8th
  

       So I should have said conflagrate instead of conflate?
kdf, Oct 02 2020
  

       Yes, that will do nicely.
8th of 7, Oct 02 2020
  

       Cornflakes or Corncrakes?
xenzag, Oct 02 2020
  

       Whatever burns better. Cornflour is a superb fuel-air explosive if properly dispersed ... low brisance, but magnificent bulk overpressure.
8th of 7, Oct 02 2020
  

       When cooked properly (image link), corn crakes is good eatin' ... don't need no conflagration, just roast over a clear fire.
kdf, Oct 02 2020
  

       Australian recipe for cooking a Galah:   

       "Make a circle of rocks the length of your arm across. Fill the circle with wood, and set fire to it. Let the fire burn until the flames subside a bit. Place the Galah in the centre of the burning wood. Pile more wood on the top."   

       "Keep adding wood as necessary."   

       "When the rocks melt, the Galah is ready to eat".
8th of 7, Oct 02 2020
  

       I though Galah is always best when served live. Or is that Gagh?
kdf, Oct 02 2020
  

       That's Gagh. Galah is best when served to someone else, usually with a tennis racket.
8th of 7, Oct 03 2020
  

       A friend of mine and I used to play a game.
We would both take turns drawing a single line to make an image. It didn't have to be a straight line as long as it was contiguous. I would draw my picture inverted from his and the only rule was that you had to work around whatever the other person drew to complete your drawing. Your drawing could change on the fly, it just had to look like something given either perspective.
  

       (+) for making me remember that.   
      
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