package Animation::Imitation;

use feature "say";

use Math::Trig;

use Animation::Animation;
use Data::Dumper;

use parent "Animation::Animation";

sub new
    my $class = shift;

sub setFrames
    my $self = shift;
    my $duration = $self->getOption("duration", "frame");
    my $count = $self->getOption("count", "frame");
    my $height = $self->getOption("height");
    my $width = $self->getOption("width");
    my @outer_gradient = $self->readGradient($self->getOption("outer_form_gradient", "imitation"));
    my @inner_gradient = $self->readGradient($self->getOption("inner_form_gradient", "imitation"));
    my $frames = Image::Magick->new(size=>"${width}x$height");
    my $rotation = 0;
    my $step = deg2rad(360 / $count);
    for (0..$count - 1)
	$self->drawOuterForm($frames->[$_], \@outer_gradient, $rotation, $_);
	$self->drawInnerForm($frames->[$_], \@inner_gradient, $rotation, $_);
	$rotation -= $step;

sub drawOuterForm
    my ($self, $frame, $gradient, $rotation, $index) = @_;
    my $count = $self->getOption("outer_form_particle_count", "imitation");
    my $step = deg2rad(360 / $count);
    my $ratio = $self->getOption("outer_form_size", "imitation");
    my $particle_ratio = $self->getOption("outer_form_particle_size", "imitation");
    my $frame_width = $frame->Get("width");
    my $radius = $ratio * $frame_width / 2;
    my $particle_radius = $particle_ratio * $frame_width;
    my @center = ($frame_width / 2, $frame_width / 2);
    my $angle = $rotation;
    my $shape = $self->getOption("outer_form_particle_shape", "imitation");
    my $primitive = $self->getPrimitive($shape);
    my $resolution = $self->getOption("outer_form_gradient_resolution", "imitation");
    my (@origin, @points, $color);
    for (0..$self->getOption("interval_count", "imitation") - 1)
	my $interval = $_;
	for (0..$count - 1)
	    $color = $gradient->[$self->getColor($gradient, $interval + $_ + $index, $resolution)];
	    @origin = $self->getPointOnCircle($radius, $angle, @center);
	    @points = $self->buildPoints($shape, $particle_radius, @origin);
	    $frame->Draw(fill=>$color, antialias=>"False", primitive=>$primitive,
	    $angle += $step;
	$radius -= $radius * $self->getOption("outer_form_size_decrease", "imitation");
	$particle_radius -= $particle_radius * $self->getOption("outer_form_particle_size_decrease",

sub drawInnerForm
    my ($self, $frame, $gradient, $rotation, $index) = @_;
    my $frame_width = $frame->Get("width");
    my $inner_size = $self->getOption("inner_form_size", "imitation");
    my $width = $frame_width * $inner_size;
    my @origin = ($frame_width / 2, $frame_width / 2);
    my $interval_count = $self->getOption("interval_count", "imitation");
    my $interval_step = deg2rad(360 / ($interval_count * 
    my $interval_size_decrease = $self->getOption("interval_size_decrease",
    my $radius = $width / 2;
    my $shape = $self->getOption("inner_form", "imitation");
    my $primitive = $self->getPrimitive($shape);
    my $resolution = $self->getOption("inner_form_gradient_resolution", "imitation");
    my $cross_angle = deg2rad($self->getOption("inner_form_cross_angle", "imitation"));
    my $cross_minor_radius_size = $self->getOption("inner_form_cross_minor_radius_size",
    for (0..$interval_count - 1)
	$color = $gradient->[$self->getColor($gradient, $_ + $index, $resolution)];
	@points = $self->buildPoints($shape, $radius, @origin, $rotation, $cross_angle,
	$frame->Draw(fill=>$color, primitive=>$primitive, antialias=>"False",
	$radius -= $radius * $interval_size_decrease;
	$rotation += $interval_step;

from time import time

from pygame import image, Surface, transform, mouse
from pygame.locals import *

from xenographic_wall.pgfw.GameChild import GameChild
from xenographic_wall.pgfw.Animation import Animation

class Introduction(GameChild):

    def __init__(self, parent):
        GameChild.__init__(self, parent)
        self.config = self.get_configuration()

    def subscribe_to_events(self):
        self.subscribe_to(self.get_custom_event_id(), self.respond_to_event)

    def respond_to_event(self, evt):
        if self.is_command(evt, "reset-game"):
        elif self.is_command(evt, "mouse-down-left"):
            if self.title_active and

    def activate_title(self):
        self.title_active = True

    def init_surface(self): = Surface(self.config.get("display", "dimensions"))

    def activate(self): = True

    def deactivate(self): = False

    def load_images(self):
        load = image.load
        get = self.get_resource
        section = "intro"
        self.mask = load(get(section, "mask")).convert()
        self.cord = load(get(section, "cord")).convert_alpha()
        self.starfield = load(get(section, "starfield")).convert()
        self.sunburst = load(get(section, "sunburst")).convert_alpha()
        self.title = load(get(section, "title")).convert_alpha()
        self.prompt = load(get(section, "prompt")).convert_alpha()

    def reset(self):
        config = self.config.get_section("intro")
        self.cord_speed = config["cord-speed"]
        self.cord_range = config["cord-y-range"]
        self.cord_y = self.cord_range[0]
        self.zoom_active = False
        self.zoom_countdown_start = None
        self.zoom_finished = False
        self.zoom_step_count = 0
        self.starfield_active = False
        self.starfield_alpha = 0
        self.fade_in_starfield_finished = False
        self.title_active = False
        self.prompt_visible = True
        self.prompt_visibility_count = 0
        self.reset_countdown_start = None

    def set_zoom_parameters(self):
        self.zoom_scale_step = 16, 12
        self.zoom_shift_step = 7, 7
        self.zoom_step_limit = 64

    def activate_sunburst(self):
        self.sunburst_active = True

    def deactivate_sunburst(self):
        self.sunburst_countdown_start = None
        self.sunburst_active = False

    def update(self):
            surf =
            if not self.zoom_active and not self.zoom_finished:
                surf.blit(self.mask, (0, 0))
                surf.blit(self.cord, (0, int(self.cord_y)))
            self.get_screen().blit(surf, (0, 0))

    def check_reset_countdown(self):
        start = self.reset_countdown_start
        if start and time() - start > self.config.get("intro", "reset-delay"):

    def move_cord(self):
        cord_y = self.cord_y
        limit = self.cord_range[1]
        if cord_y < limit:
            cord_y += self.cord_speed
            if cord_y >= limit:
        self.cord_y = cord_y

    def start_sunburst_countdown(self):
        self.sunburst_countdown_start = time()

    def update_sunburst(self):
        if not self.sunburst_active:
            start = self.sunburst_countdown_start
            if start and time() - start > self.config.get("intro",

    def start_zoom_countdown(self):
        self.zoom_countdown_start = time()

    def zoom(self):
        start = self.zoom_countdown_start
        config = self.config.get_section("intro")
        if not self.zoom_finished and not self.zoom_active and start:
            if time() - start > config["zoom-delay"]:
                self.zoom_active = True
        if self.zoom_active:
            surf =
            cur_width, cur_height = surf.get_size()
            x_scale_step, y_scale_step = self.zoom_scale_step
            surf = transform.smoothscale(surf, (int(cur_width + x_scale_step),
                                                int(cur_height + y_scale_step)))
            count = self.zoom_step_count + 1
            if count > self.zoom_step_limit:
                self.zoom_active = False
                self.zoom_finished = True
                self.starfield_active = True
                if not self.get_audio().is_bgm_playing():
                self.zoom_step_count = count
            shift_step = self.zoom_shift_step
            rect = self.get_screen().get_rect()
            rect.left += shift_step[0]
   += shift_step[1]
   = surf.subsurface(rect).copy()

    def start_music(self):
        self.get_audio().play_bgm(self.get_resource("intro", "audio"))

    def fade_in_starfield(self):
        if self.starfield_active:
            starfield = self.starfield
            config = self.config.get_section("intro")
            alpha = self.starfield_alpha + config["starfield-fade-step"]
            if alpha < config["starfield-max-alpha"]:
                self.starfield_alpha = alpha
            elif not self.fade_in_starfield_finished:
                self.fade_in_starfield_finished = True

    def start_reset_countdown(self):
        self.reset_countdown_start = time()

    def apply_starfield_alpha(self):

    def set_prompt_visibility(self):
        if self.title_active:
            count = self.prompt_visibility_count + 1
            if count > self.config.get("intro", "prompt-visible-frames"):
                self.prompt_visible = not self.prompt_visible
                count = 0
            self.prompt_visibility_count = count

    def draw_sunburst(self):
        if self.sunburst_active:
  , (0, 0))

    def draw_starfield(self):
        if self.starfield_active:
            self.get_screen().blit(self.starfield, (0, 0))

    def draw_title(self):
        if self.title_active:
            self.get_screen().blit(self.title, (0, 0))

    def draw_prompt(self):
        if self.title_active and self.prompt_visible:
            self.get_screen().blit(self.prompt, (0, 0))
March 3, 2021

Video πŸ“Ί

Computers are a gun. They can see the target; they can pull the trigger. Computers were made by the military to blow people's brains out if they stepped out of line. Google Coral is the same technology that pollutes the oceans, and so is the computer I'm using, and so are the platforms I'm using to post this.

Game 🎲

Games are a context in which all play is purposeful. Games expose the fundamentally nihilistic nature of the universe and futility of pursuing any path other than the inevitability of death and the torture of an evil that knows and exploits absolute freedom. Games are not educational; they are education.

Propaganda πŸ†’

Education is propaganda β€” ego driven by-product conveying nothing that would enable us to expose that vanities made for gain subject us further to an illusion created by those in control: the illusion that quantity can represent substance and that data or observation can replace meaning. And why say it, or how, without contradicting yourself, that everything, once registered, no longer exists, and in fact never did, exists only in relation to other non-existent things, and when you look, it's not there, not only because it's long vanished, but because where would it be?

fig. 2: Gamer goo is a lubricant β€” not for your skin, but for facilitating your ability to own the competition (image from Gamer goo review)

As a result of video games, the great Trojan horse 🎠 of imperialist consumerist representationalism, people are divided in halves to encourage them to act according to market ordained impulses, to feign assurance, penetrating themselves deeper into a tyranny from which every action signals allegiance, confusing the world with definitions and borders, constantly struggling to balance or brace themselves against forces that threaten the crumbling stability of their ego.


or example, a cup πŸ₯ƒ is designed and built to hold something, maintain order and prevent chaos. It keeps water from spilling back to where it belongs, back where it wants to go and gravity wants it to go. The cup is a trap, and it is used to assert dominance over nature, to fill with thoughts about existence, time and self, thoughts regarding dissimilarity between equal parts and patterns that manifest in variation. These ruminations disguised as revelations boil away to reveal isolated and self-aggrandizing thoughts about an analogy fabricated to herald the profundity of one's campaign's propaganda. You have no authentic impulse except to feed a delusion of ultimate and final supremacy. That is why you play games. That is your nature. That is why you eventually smash the cup to bits πŸ’₯ or otherwise watch it disintegrate forever because it, by being useful, threatens your facade of ownership and control.

fig. 3: worth1000

The cup is you; it reflects you; it is a lens through which you see yourself; it reassures you, confirming your presence; it says something, being something you can observe. When you move, it moves, and it opens after being closed. You can use it as a vessel for penetration fantasies, keeping you warm and fertile, a fine host for the plague of consciousness, you reptile, you sun scorched transgressor that not only bites the hand that feeds, but buries it deep within a sterile chamber where nothing remains for it as a means of escape except the corpses of others that infringed upon your feeding frenzy.