Procrastination Destination: Drawception

It’s that time of the semester again, folks. The WesRave has made its rounds, Spring Fling has passed, and it’s time to buckle down and study procrastinate. Wesleying’s biannual Procrastination Destination is back! “What’s that?” you ask? Silly prefrosh, have a seat and I’ll tell you how this is going to go down. From now until the end of finals, we generous writers at Wesleying will be posting awesome and addicting links that will keep you clicking ’til undergraduate housing closes for the year. Who needs an A on that sociology paper when you have the Internet? You’re welcome.

For previous Procrastination Destination content (which we won’t repeat), click here. To suggest a procrastinatory link, email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

To start off this glorious hurricane of un-productivity is a beautifully simple idea stemming from classic children’s game. Remember playing telephone in the sandbox with your friends? Well now it’s online. With pictures. And nerdy jokes.

The site is called Drawception and the idea is you either draw a picture based on someone else’s suggestion or assign a description to a different drawing with no knowledge what came before it. Eventually you get a chain of twelve to fifteen pictures revealing the progression and successful — or not so successful — collaboration of you and your fellow web surfers. People can also vote up each others drawing, giving them experience points and allowing them to level up.

The best threads are those that miraculously end up where they started, such as this one — currently ranked the top game of all time — featuring the one and only, his highness, Hypnotoad:

Or those that go in a hilariously different direction than where they started.

Some of these games feature incredible artwork, which make the threads all the more entertaining to look at. But anyone can join in on the fun by joining Drawception through Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. I certainly have. This was my most recent contribution to the description “Pickle king eats cat, man watching in horror.” Level Four, bitchez!

Pickle king eats cat, man watching in horrorI’ll edit the post to include the full thread if it’s any good. Hopefully the other people who contribute have more artistic talent than I do – or at least a computer mouse.

I’d recommend checking out the leaderboard, which features the best games of the past week as well as the most highly rated games of all time. This week’s gems include a time-telling monkey, a grim reaper with a taco face, and a Freddy Kruger/Abe Lincoln crossover.

Give the site a try, your tests don’t start until  Tuesday at least! Remember to send us your Procrastination Destinations at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

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