There have been years where I've not posted on post-Thanksgiving Friday. This is not one of them! Why? Because I want to blow off a lot of alienating content.
The above, of course, is AI. Can't ask for a cafeteria scene without it being very crowded. Even if I ask for the room to be sparse.
I make about 40 a day. Various times and places. So let us roam - ha ha - through the ages. I asked for a Roman villa with a pool, and got a rather impressive example:
The top is off, but I'm sure we're a month away from this being completely filled out with detailed statues.
As usual, the dreaming mind comes up with peculiar objects that seem filled with a mysterious meaning.
to the 20th century: a hotel lobby. It has a portentous quality I like:
Also from the 20s, an elegant cafeteria:
It's not an impossible space. The windows are a bit too much, but for a tall tower at the peak of the boom? Perhaps.
I asked for a modern 1960s restaurant in the illustration style of the time:
Yes, I do mostly interior spaces. Like a cozy 1950s motel lobby, with the specification of a black-and-white TV:
A show never filmed, magazines never printed.
Let's try some motels with empty pools.
Took a while to get what I wanted. Which was not a hotel built around a particular computer chip.
The abandoned diners worked out a bit better.
When I asked it for an empty marquee, it put "empty" on the marquee.
When I didn't, it gave me an empty marquee.
Finally, some abandoned gas stations.
A bit too on-the-nose. Try again:
I keep making these. Abandoned post-war sites, and glorious populated pre-war places.
Hey, it may be a strange holiday week, but we can respect one tradition. Note: only three weeks left of this tradition.
This year's old newspaper feature: a social no-no single-panel illustration. Can you figure out what's wrong?
The answer will be provided on Monday.
That will do! Thank you for your visits, and I'll see you on Monday.