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Lolcats – The Movie

I made this poster for a creative competition set by excellent film mag Little White Lies – the brief was to create your dream film of the future. Of course I chose cats, and imagined a future where attention spans have diminished to the point where only funny locat video clips remain..

Lolcat poster

As you can see I’ve included all my favourites, from Maru to OMG Cat. I only made it because I thought it’d be fun, but amazingly my poster won runner-up place in the competition and got printed in their mag!

Lolcat poster in Little White Lies

Check it out in Little White Lies ‘Future’ issue, out in shops now.

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  1. Max

    It is an awesome movie poster, can't wait for the movie itself ;)

    As for your shorturl problems, your mysql connection might be it. Either that, or a software upgrade / configuration changes on the server crippled your script. PHP seems to return a blank page of 0 size, which usually only happens when errors are hidden and a fatal / parse error occurs.

    What's also strange is that actual short urls (e.g. return 404's – this could either be a rewriting problem, or the script itself simply returns a 404 error because of a failing database connection.

    Hopefully when 123 reg solves the mysql problem it'll work again!

  2. katie

    Thanks Max – hoping it's resolved when 123-reg is back on track (if not, i hope i haven't messed it up with my meddling trying to fix it!). Would my hosting company know if i'd had a server upgrade that might have affected it?

  3. Max

    I have no experiences with 123-reg myself, but usually problems could be tracked down in the webserver's error log. And I have yet to meet a webhosting company that wasn't friendly enough to assist with issues like this when they happened.

    What kind of meddling did you do to try and fix it? Do you remember that? (Maybe you can show the code lines you meddled with? is a good place for quick and easy sharing of code)

  4. Kitty Stampede

    This is FABULOUS!!!! :D

  5. Kim

    That's amazing, Katie! I love it!

  6. Huma

    You are so talented Katie, this is amazing! Also loving the fact you've got that food blog going too – it's like your own personal online recipe book. You've been hard at work I see! Will definitely let you know once I've got the funds for the portfolio site, fingers crossed xx

  7. katie

    Max – hmm now the 123-reg issue is fixed, i can create new shorturls but it's still returning a 404 on all the urls in the database :( all i meddled with was the file permissions but i've reset them to normal.

  8. Han

    well done katie, what an achievement! x

  9. Max

    Katie – I can't say for certain, but it appears the domain is running on webserver software called "nginx", and the Shorty application you have installed expects "Apache". What that comes down to is that the ".htaccess" file that is included with Shorty contains instructions that their webserver doesnt read. These instructions are what actually causes the short urls to be processed by the Shorty script (using rewrites).

    But if it's always been like this I wonder how the short urls had ever worked.. so I don't know if this has anything to do with the problem..

    The only real advise I can give you is try and get support from the webhosting company. They should be more familiar with the situation, I do know that the software that they use -does- support "url rewriting" however from what I know this is something they have to configure themselves.

  10. Helen

    This is AWESOME! I would love a lolcat film!

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