I haven't posted in a few days. That's mainly because I'm finally on new medication for my mental health and it makes me feel both sleepy and somewhat stupid. (Having taken them about an hour prior to writing this, I can feel the sedative kicking in and I am struggling to stay awake to finish typing this, never mind correct/edit it.) Secondly, I have a great deal of PHP 8 to learn (over 40 hours, but under 48) and on which to make notes, in order to turn my Python scripts into a PHP-based RESTful Web app/service.
I was in a somewhat capricious and whimsical mood tonight, so I decided to take a few lines from CS Lewis' doggerel (nonsense poetry) and feed them to an image-generating AI, seeing as I have working scripts for the Hugging Face and Stable Diffusion APIs. In particular, I created a description from merging these lines:
"The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!"
What I got in return was mostly depictions of what looks like a dragon or some sort of horned fire lizard (with a few humanoid depictions and the odd monster or two):
Definitely big on the dragon/fire-lizard depiction there, it looks like something out of Splinterlands and would make a great NFT, IMO.
Barbie doll version (although it looks like it could be Lego with the addition of a few indentations in the soles of the feet)
How to train your Jabberwocky ...
As always, I will be making this content (and more) available (without watermarks) through my Patreon account, should I get any subscribers to the second pricing tier (the one with digital downloads enabled) or higher.
Thumbnail image: AI depiction of the Jabberwocky, as described in CS Lewis' poem of the same name