Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders was delighted to learn about the work of Buckinghamshire, England-based illustrator Chloe Giordano, who uses freehand embroidery to create incredibly small, yet finely detailed depictions of animals.

The final works of a sleeping fawn or mouse are scarcely larger than the size of a thimble, yet can take long periods of time to complete as she mixes myriad thread colors to achieve perfection for each piece.

In addition to wonderfully wee embroidered pieces like those pictured here, Giordano also creates 3D sculptures. You can keep up with all of Chloe Giordano’s artwork right here on Tumblr at karenin. She’s currently available for comission-based work as well.

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This video has a twist ending I was not ready for.

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Okay here’s something some rocket surgeons who read Max Brooks unironically don’t seem to understand. The horror in modern zombie fiction, or at least good modern zombie fiction, does not come from the zombies, nor are they the primary threat. The horror and threat is meant to come from the humans, the goal is not simply to survive as some Charleton Heston Omega Man survivalist masturbatory fantasy, but to survive with one’s humanity intact. And a character who is killed by zombies does not die because the zombies killed them, but because humanity failed to save them. Is that really so fucking hard to understand?

And an addendum in case it wasn’t clear the first time: if your idea of the ideal zombie hero is some sixpacked shitlord who cuts his fellow survivors loose at the first sign of ‘liability’ then you have already proven yourself to be the real monster, you chode.


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