10000 Days Stereoscopic Ark Hoax

Archival update: Sadly the website that contained these images is not closed. I don’t have a copy of them, but if anyone does, then let me know and I’ll host them on Fourtheye. hellboy – 14-Jul-2015

Mr. Beadle emailed me this morning with this long email outlining the Stereoscopic Ark hoax that he perpetrated in the leadup of the release of Tool‘s 10000 Days.

OK, seeing as the real thing is leaking now – and there is nothing I can do about that – I think its time I stepped up and owned up to this. Its been fun.

When the first tool scans leaked I saw an opportunity, it started as a game, a bit of fun because I didn’t for one second think anyone would buy what I was doing. But you did. Lots of you did, so I went further, I did more. Im flattered by all of you who debated my shit, whether you liked it or not. I’de like to apologize to all the people who may have been staring into computer screens believing the following images to be stereoscopic, they are not – but you know what they say; “lie to yourself enough and it becomes truth” – im flattered.

I’de also like to add that Tool are a fucking great band. I didn’t do this to rip them off. I did it out of curiosity, nothing more.

Right, now I know there will be the inevitable doubters out there, so I better set about proving myself, along with a bit of shameless self promotion.

The first image, the ark;
http://www.seanjamesmiller.com/tool/leak.jpg

this is from a 3D model i did whilst at university, and haha yes it does look like a chevy, here is a freeze frame from the original animation i did, http://www.seanjamesmiller.com/tool/me/ark.jpg

infact you can see clips of this in motion here:

large: http://seanjamesmiller.com/largemov.html
small: http://seanjamesmiller.com/smallmov.html

leak number two:

http://www.seanjamesmiller.com/tool/crpdTscan06.jpg

this is from two pictures that both come from the same ark animation, some stills

http://www.seanjamesmiller.com/tool/me/fire.jpg

http://www.seanjamesmiller.com/tool/me/muscle_1.jpg

right the last one,

http://www.seanjamesmiller.com/tool/lastleak.jpg

The original:
http://www.seanjamesmiller.com/tool/me/meadmit.jpg

Thanks y’all its been fun. If anyone is interested;
www.seanjamesmiller.com

have a gander, or ya can just peep this

large: http://seanjamesmiller.com/largemov.html
small: http://seanjamesmiller.com/smallmov.html

If anyone wants to send hate – http://www.myspace.com/igneouspen

Thanks everyone, fun was had.

xxx

Mr Beadle

So there you have it. Hope everyone had a good laugh. Presumably the rest of the stereoscopic pics we’re seeing are real, since it’s kinda hard to fake Maynard and Adam.

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MOON
14 years ago

Very nice job ! respect ! 🙂

deadohiosky
14 years ago

Most of those were weak anyone, though I rather enjoyed the third.

sin
sin
14 years ago

this post makes me happy , i was really afraid that tool were going to make a horrible booklet…
the pics arent bad….but if i use alex grey s artwork in the previous cd…its like 10000 steps backwards

Kanna
Kanna
14 years ago

I work for the printer and have a copy of the packaging – all other stereoscopic artwork is real, the packaging you saw that incorporates the lenses is the real deal.

slate
14 years ago

am I the only one or do some of the links crash firefox for anyone else?

Gerard
Gerard
14 years ago

What a sneaky bastard!
ah well fooled some people I guess, I didn’t want to speculate on the artwork until its actually in my hands. Seriously though, what other band would have fans faking artwork before the release?

Jonas Lindgren
Jonas Lindgren
14 years ago

youre right there gerard. the fact is… tool fans suffer from severe forms of neurosis… almost bordering psychosis. its almost like an evil cult.

Jonas Lindgren
Jonas Lindgren
14 years ago

or perhaps because tool are so easily faked and predictable that smart arses like myself can’t help but cause chaos.

*rubs hands and laughs a sinister laugh.

rando
rando
14 years ago

hey jonas, get a life u pretensious nerd. your cynical views hold little merit. The claims u make stating that u r a intellectual r laugh able.

Jonas Lindgren
Jonas Lindgren
14 years ago

never said i was an intellectual. did i einstein. i said i was a smart arse. not an intellectual. you CAN have an iq of 2 and still be a smart arse you know.

“hey jones, you pretentious nerd… your not an intellectual!”

nice. real nice. considering how paradoxical and contradictory this statement is.

😀

rando
rando
14 years ago

jonas my friend,do your self a favor and buy a copy of the oxford dictionary.
P>S Being pretentious does not make u an intellectual.

rando
rando
14 years ago

no there are a lot of dumb nerds out there.

rando
rando
14 years ago

hey hellboy, i went to jb hi fi today at kawana and they said that there is no need to pre order because they r getting 100 copies of the cd.

something_Dark
14 years ago

umm im not sure how to go into this but Ive been thinking about the pics of the new album and about Adams new deal with sterescopic photos’

and then i noticed how easy my newly downloaded itunes plays in sync with my media player.

i played these to songs at the same time and ttp://blog.mysyou are going to shit your pants!!!

maybe im hearing more then …. nevermind just try it and see if you can make it through the whole thing..
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boredom killed another
boredom killed another
14 years ago

well done mr beadle or whatever yr called..couldnt give a shit if its tool art, salvadore dali or yr good self.
the cover art could be an aids ridden whore vomiting into an open sewer for all i care…tis the music i like and nothing more. did yr tiny little penis get hard off this then?! u must be able to wank that little spastic stupid after yr big clever (zzzzz) rouse. what a good advert for abortion u are. seriously liked it tho…imagine if i hated u. later dude.