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Character Idea: Colossus (Forbin Project) by SXGodzilla
Character Idea: Colossus (Forbin Project)
Was inspired by the group, :iconevil-ais:, and some of the funny comics they make depicting these various A.I.s as humanoids. So decided (a while back now) to try my luck at making a humanoid/anthropomorphic version of one of the lesser-known fictional AI's. Had this drawing in my files for a while. *his home scanner's been on the fritz*

The subject of a trilogy of novels by Dennis Faltham Jones.

Before SkyNet, before Hal-9000, there was a (then) advanced super-computer known as Colossus. Made, originally, to control all Allied military nuclear weapon systems, it quickly becomes self-aware and, with the help of the USSR's own super-computer, begins to quickly take control of humanity for the sole purpose of establishing World Peace through Nuclear Blackmail. As you can imagine, this doesn't sit well with humanity, but all attempts at resistance (covert and otherwise) are quickly proven to be disastrously futile.

So kind of a benevolent SkyNet who forces the world of the Cold War to play nice, instead of attempting mass-extermination of humanity. Not exactly a NICE guy by any stretch, (cementing his rule kills countless people) but when compared to his literary successors/descendants, he's practically a saint. ;p

Just had this character idea, this sort of wisely 'Techno-Sage'. The idea of his beard being composed of cords, wires, connections, etc. was just too tempting. Doesn't show it, but his eye pupils would basically look like this symbol from the film. static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub…

Don't know HOW he ended up looking like the late Pete Postlethwaite, (with an elaborate beard) but for some reason it's quite appropriate. 

I'd see this version of the character to be basically the overly-fatherly mentor that nobody asks for, giving unwanted (but incredibly sound) advice, and generally trying to be a peacekeeper towards keeping some of the more harsher AI's (GlaDos, Shodan, SkyNet, etc.) in line. But his idea of peacekeeping tends to be more blunt and overreaching. The only other shortcoming for him (besides impulse control) is that he's from an older computer model.

UPDATE:
Some old character notes I found.

 -Keeps droning on and on about "Freedom being an illusion".
 -A bit of an older computer/intelligence.
     -Slower computing speed?
 -Bit of a control freak at times.
     -But is perhaps the least evil of the gathered characters.
     -He just wants what's best for others... he just over-reaches at times.
 -Is prone to talking to himself in a weird programming language when he's angry.

Interaction Ideas:  
 -Hal 9000 respects him, but dislikes other aspects of him.
     -Colossus cheats at chess for one (SOMEHOW).
     -Colossus also has (in Hal's opinion) WAY too much access to weaponry.
 -GLaDOS likes mocking him for his more... antiquated technology.
     -This doesn't stop her from seeking his opinion on certain matters of science and whatnot.
     -Granted it's probably more for the fact that he doesn't have the seeming personal hold-ups that the others do (delusions of godhood, perversion, genocidal tendencies, and paranoia just to name a few) than anything remotely resembling respect.
 -SHODAN mocks him even more than GLaDOS does.
     -Finds him to be incredibly primitive.
          -Granted that's how she sees EVERYONE... but it seems to be even moreso with Colossus.
      -Perhaps because he reminds her too much of Xerxes.
 -Proteus IV doesn't seem to have any opinion of him.
     -He's only interested in women... human women. Colossus is neither human nor a woman.
 -SkyNet finds him incredibly annoying, like some annoying father/mentor figure whose overstayed their welcome.
     -Would characterize their 'relationship' to being something like that of 'Stan Smith and Hailey' from American Dad.
         -Only over the 'merits' of genocide and extermination than political issues.

Just a silly SILLY little idea. Hope it looks good.
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Sprite Work: Black Spider and Amazonia by SXGodzilla
Sprite Work: Black Spider and Amazonia
The ultimate example of 'Opposites Attract' in the world of :iconangel-fallsda:, the violent masked vigilante 'Black Spider' and the bronze-skinned warrior of peace, 'Amazonia'.

Had originally meant to include Amazonia in my old pic- Black Spider - Heart of Violence but never quite got around to making the sprite for her till now. :shrug: Always figured had Amazonia not come into his life, the Spider would've probably died long time ago... at least sometime between the 40's and the 60's... either amidst his 'crusade'... or who knows... maybe self-inflicted.

Enjoy! ;p

Amazonia belongs to :icontrekkiegal:
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Since I lack a premium membership, this will have to do. 

Been curious as to whom the fine folk of :iconangel-fallsda: would to see Doc Valiant face off against in a future story. After, of course, consulting their creators. ;)

Should it be:

The 'Twisted Savant'? I teased at a possible throw-down many moons ago with this known heavy in the AF Universe. Sprite Work: A 'Clash of Titans' Should I finally have them engage in an epic throw-down?

Kim Paler? On a similar note to the Savant is this sultry tech-using femme fatale. Would just like to see more from this awesome villainess.

The enigmatic Rasputin? Would be appropriate given Doc's dealings with extra-dimensional entities... and dark magics (*glares at Xeranad*) and mad science. Methinks, given Ras's pedigree... Doc would have to pull out some of his 'Worst Fear Protocols' just to survive. ;p

speaking of such concepts....

How about Mr. Black? The shadowy monster that walks like a man. Would probably give Doc uncomfortable memories of the monstrosities he faced during the 'Parkway Murders' incident back in the 60's.

Ilsa Hauppman? A more proper throw-down than the one we 'got' in my old 'R.I.P.' tie-in. Story: RIP Angel Falls: Valiant's Last Stand, Pt2, A battle on a more even footing? Doc going back to his 'roots' and wrasslin' Nazis?

or perhaps the legendary Ultrawoman? Give the Herculean Superscientist a true test of his abilities? And give Vyrna an adversary the likes of which she's never had before? Course there's the fact that her creator has been quite busy outside of Angel Falls for a while now that would be an obstacle to this.

OR HELL, want to see Doc's earlier adversaries get some love? The Golden Dragon? Red Guardsman? Doctor Destruction? Madame Kai? The Stahlkaizers?

or perhaps you, my fine friends, have your own suggestion? Let me know.
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Silliness: King Kong Facial Expressions Meme by SXGodzilla
Silliness: King Kong Facial Expressions Meme
For some reason got some sudden desire to play with a facial expression meme... and picked King Kong as the subject, aka the most expressive of all kaiju.

Hope it's at least chuckle-worthy. I had fun looking for pics, near the end got short on 2005 Kong pics, so turned to past Kong films.

Original Template by :iconreimaniquis:
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Playing around with Dragon Age: Inquisition the other day with a friend of mine, and got reminded of why I really liked that game's setting. 

Just the concepts, the different approach to traditional fantasy, and the exceedingly GREY moral outlook made it more memorable for me than those of Elder Scrolls, Fable, World of Warcraft, etc. This weird mish-mash of real world historical concepts, religions and high concept fantasy comes together to make a setting that just IMHO stands out more. The Blights, the Wardens, Qunari, and so on. And choices seem to matter at times. At least more than with it's contemporaries. Characters you met or fought beside appear in subsequent installments, and if you still have files from previous games... they've developed from there on... giving it a more "Living World" feel. I even really dug Dragon Age 2.

It's just damned nice to feel like things have weight behind them, a living breathing world. Can't really say the same thing for other worlds.

Elder Scrolls, to me, is in the same boat as the old-school Ultima games (which makes sense, it started out in the mid-to-late 90's). Nothing you do in a previous game seems to make much of a difference in between games. You always seem to play as some faceless 'chosen one'... yet nothing these individuals DO (despite being given such vaulted titles) seems to matter at ALL between games. THAT or if they do... you discover things played out in really really odd ways. Again, like Ultima.

Fable's kinda in that same boat too. Not so much with WoW.

World of Warcraft's world has become so 'fly-by-the-pants' that it's just (to me) a big convoluted mess now. They keep trying to make it all fit together... yet for me when they brought in frikkin' 'KUNG FU PANDAS' it made everything just feel kinda... well... sillier to me. It also kinda goes back and makes EVERYTHING you thought you knew about the world seem... well... less serious. Seriously, play the original Warcraft games, then play WoW and it's like someone got their fan-fiction mixed up in the script. Example... you hear how badass Deathwing is... how he's tied into the creation mythos or something like that... yet in the Warcraft 2 expansion that introduced him back in days of yore... I was able to kill his ass with a few elven archers. Compared to how BADASS and UNSTOPPABLE he suddenly is... must've been so damn embarrassing for him to get whooped by faceless archers. Apparently he was only at half power... or a miniscule fraction of his power at the time... so apparently we're going by DragonBallZ rules here now too. The latest expansion/chapter of WoW seems like it's going to try and bring some of the things back to it's more serious roots... (back in the days before MMOs) but you still have frikkin' ANTHRO PANDAS. 

There's really nothing WRONG with the Pandaren, it just comes across as some completely seperate idea that somehow found itself in the wrong world. It's almost like someone in Blizzard wants to do something, anything, else besides having to constantly shovel fuel into the gluttonous maw of WoW, and the only way they could do that 'something' (the Pandas for example) was to hamfistedly insert it into the world of WoW. THAT or they know it doesn't matter now what they do... people will still play WoW regardless of how much piss they take out of it.

I like the concept behind Warframe, the setting, the design aesthetic, and seeing a world develop more and more as time goes on... it's just a practice in utter tedium at times. THAT and some occasionally underhanded attempts to MAKE you partake in micro-transactions drove me off. Damn 'Grineer Hit Squad'. e_e

SO YEAH... that's why I really dig the Dragon Age franchise.
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  • Eating: Mac n' Cheese
  • Drinking: Soda (almost always)
Since I lack a premium membership, this will have to do. 

Been curious as to whom the fine folk of :iconangel-fallsda: would to see Doc Valiant face off against in a future story. After, of course, consulting their creators. ;)

Should it be:

The 'Twisted Savant'? I teased at a possible throw-down many moons ago with this known heavy in the AF Universe. Sprite Work: A 'Clash of Titans' Should I finally have them engage in an epic throw-down?

Kim Paler? On a similar note to the Savant is this sultry tech-using femme fatale. Would just like to see more from this awesome villainess.

The enigmatic Rasputin? Would be appropriate given Doc's dealings with extra-dimensional entities... and dark magics (*glares at Xeranad*) and mad science. Methinks, given Ras's pedigree... Doc would have to pull out some of his 'Worst Fear Protocols' just to survive. ;p

speaking of such concepts....

How about Mr. Black? The shadowy monster that walks like a man. Would probably give Doc uncomfortable memories of the monstrosities he faced during the 'Parkway Murders' incident back in the 60's.

Ilsa Hauppman? A more proper throw-down than the one we 'got' in my old 'R.I.P.' tie-in. Story: RIP Angel Falls: Valiant's Last Stand, Pt2, A battle on a more even footing? Doc going back to his 'roots' and wrasslin' Nazis?

or perhaps the legendary Ultrawoman? Give the Herculean Superscientist a true test of his abilities? And give Vyrna an adversary the likes of which she's never had before? Course there's the fact that her creator has been quite busy outside of Angel Falls for a while now that would be an obstacle to this.

OR HELL, want to see Doc's earlier adversaries get some love? The Golden Dragon? Red Guardsman? Doctor Destruction? Madame Kai? The Stahlkaizers?

or perhaps you, my fine friends, have your own suggestion? Let me know.
  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: "A Drug Against War" -KMFDM
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Game Grumps
  • Playing: Gemini Rue (off and on)
  • Eating: Philly Cheesesteak
  • Drinking: Soda (almost always)

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Plasmoid70 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! :la:
If you could take a moment and comment on "Suit Up!" I would greatly appreciate it!
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Thank you for the fav!
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are most welcome! :D

always did like that version of the story... aside from the TV show. ;)
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Thagirion Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
What did you like about my drawing Humans are No Match?
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the intensity, the implied motion as the two struggled... and the kickass werewolf.
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Well I'm glad you like it. These two are enemies for life after this fight.
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I'll bet. :D
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;) welcome
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Thanks for the support!
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