SNIPPY: evidence"Blasted mug!"I looked at it hatefully."This is all your fault!"I attempted to throw the mug at the Arbitrator, to smash it, to let go of it.Nothing of the sort was possible.I flailed left and right. The mug did not budge. I could not let it go, no matter how hard I tried. It was as if it were glued to me with a strange static-like substance. It rolled between my fingers and from one hand to the other, but it was as if I were made of iron and the mug were a powerful rare-earth magnetic bearing coated with oil.Why can't I let go of the mug?!Did the Arbitrator's reconstruction of my organs have anything to do with this?Upon giving up to prying the mug out of my hands, I turned to the Arbitrator and spoke.I made my case calmly and clearly, pressuring various facts that my DNA couldn't possibly be on the mug and that I looked nothing like Captain and that it might as well scan my memories for evidence or something of that sort.
AMBER SNIPPY'S FATE?I've had that dream again.That strange place, so distant, yet so close to my heart. Buildings as tall as mountains.Dead structures, watching with dead eyes. Empty, vast and endless honeycombs of stone and steel. Air filled with gray ashes, always fluttering from the cloudy sky.The black vortex opens up in the sky, descending down to the city. The vortex spiral rips the city apart, bending the air itself, feasting on light, feasting on time.There is a lonely figure standing in the street.No matter how hard I try to make out his or her expression, I cannot. Is there no face there at all? Or perhaps there is a million human faces there, intertwined and flickering in unison, as bright as the light of ten thousand suns?The being stares into the abyss of the vortex.It takes another step towards it, into the horizon of nothingness, into a place where nothing can exist.The stones of the roadway beneath its feet crumble and flutter in t
BIOMATRIX 117: A TEN THOUSAND YEAR OLD ENIGMAtHeRE's SoMeThiNg iN tHe MoSt DisTanT MeMoRy Of PaSt SoMeThiNg ThaT DoeS Not BeLong, SoMeThiNg ThaT I mUsT ShOw tO ChaRleS SniPpy.CaN YoU GuESs WhaT iT iS?
SNIPPY: QUESTIONABLE REALITYI definitely thought about killing Captain, especially after several pranks that were pulled on me like that time when I woke up with a bucket super-glued to my head and declared "iron man".Or that time when Captain made a soup out of my gas mask filters because the broth needed the "Smooth flavour of Snippy" and salt wasn't available... so I had to roam the decaying shopping malls for a new pair.Or that time when Captain pushed me into a watery abyss inside a wooden barrel to celebrate "Niagara falls day".Have my thoughts become so compounded as to finally cause schizophrenia?...Am I a stone throw away from becoming like Pilot, talking to pet rocks and building the Bastion of Captania out of rotting shoe boxes?And if I were to kill Captain who would I have left?I must have been talking out loud like those crazy hobos that lived outside the protectorate dome that communicated with radioactive rain clouds via conversations of interpretive dance, until they were consumed by a famil
THE CHURCH OF GOOGLISMSTEP 1: The problem.You have a problem.Don't tell me you don't have problems.Everyone has problems.Determine what your biggest problem is.Don't have a big problem? Too scared to admit it?You can start smaller- How about a small problem?How about something that concerns/bothers/confuses you today/this week/recently?Come up with a bunch of keywords that describe your problem.STEP 2: Ask google for solution to your problem.Google your question using ALL the possible keyword combinations that your problem relates to or has in it.See if anyone already has a similar problem or has already resolved it.Take 3 hours if you must.Finding correct information can get tough, especially if it is obscure, hidden, answered incorrectly or has conflicting answers.Answers without proper sources or evidence are generally incorrect and should be disregarded.If there are too many conflicting solutions and opposing answers and you're not sure which is correct,Use the principle of
SNIPPY: NO ESCAPE?How can I escape fromTHE MONSTROUS ARBITRATOR that wants to lobotomize my brain because of my crimes as "CAPTAIN"?
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ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3Zee Captain's note of summons had sealed my fate.I felt a cold pull at my stomach. Something else was coming, re-awakened by the presence of Captain.Something worse than the shuffling noises of the red beasts outside. The sound of falling cannonball.Whatever that fleshy monstrosity was, it cared not for me, but it's presence here led ANNIE straight to me....And it came to pass on the morrow, that the goddess in the machine came upon me and she wanted vengeance.She was online, the thermonuclear bombardment of the core databank cube had failed to shut her down.She was still alive, after all these years.The explosive crash-landing of the hunter machine through the old roof drew THEIR attention.I was now between two wild beasts, out for my blood.What was Protocol 1-1-3?Memories of Directorate weapon codes lingered in my mind, poisoning my thought pattern.Could it be?...So this was to be my death.ANNIE had let me know that she
Have You Met Zee Captain?:icontechgnotic:Sep 19, 2012 by techgnoticThe chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
AtAInterview transcript8/27/12Hey folks! It is now 6pm. You know what that means. It is interview time! Let us begin.Here is how the interview works: You can all ask questions and chat freely in the chatroom called AtAChat. I will be copy-pasting your questions to Alexiuss and he will answer them in live time in ATAInterview.We conduct the interview this way to avoid having the artist spammed with too many questions all at once, and to reduce text clutter so that you can all read the artist's responses to the questions.A special thank you goes out to our lovely mods, ~Melancholy-Minds and ~Twilight-Zero!Please be aware that we do our best to get as many questions answered as possible, however, if we do not choose your question to send to the artist, please do not be offended. It does not mean it was not a good question. It is just not possible for the artist to answer all questions. Thank you for your understanding.Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have
The Muse AbidesAsk any artist about “emptiness” and they’ll tell you about the constant recurring nightmarish emptiness they must face down almost every day as a part of their vocation: the blank space that they must fill. Whether he’s a painter facing a blank canvas or she’s a poet facing a blank computer screen, the blank space awaiting transformation at the hand of the artist can be the loneliest and cruelest place on earth.:icontechgnotic: May 23, 2012 by techgnoticAsk any artist about “emptiness” and they’ll tell you about the constant recurring nightmarish emptiness they must face down almost every day as a part of their vocation: the blank space that they must fill. Whether he’s a painter facing a blank canvas or she’s a poet facing a blank computer screen, the blank space awaiting transformation at the hand of the artist can be
RA: Part of a Chain (Chapter 2/4)Category: Action/Suspense/FriendshipCharacters: C. Snippy/Sniper & A. Gromov/Engineer & C. Hatchenson/PilotWords: 7,000"It's time for pay back, bastards."Chapter 2: Take BackStan strode around the room, checking the magazine of the rifle that he had stolen from Snippy earlier."Hehe... it's still full," he mentioned and deftly spun it around in his hand as if weighed only half of what it actually did. "Which means there's plenty of bullets for all of you. Isn't that great?"With agile hands he shoved the magazine back in and readied the gun to shoot."The boss told me to kill your captain last. So... which of you two morons wants to die first?"Engie shifted around nervously while Pilot kept throwing quick glances over to the chair."You look pretty scared, fatty," Stan chuckled and stared down at the engineer. "But don't worry, I'll make it quick for you."As the rifle was pointed at him, Alexander yelped and huddled up against the wall in fright."Don't do this!" S
RA: SolitudeA/N: I've heard of many people who quit this story while only reading halfway through. Please consider reading it to the end, no matter what feels will try to hold you back. Trust me, you won't regret it.Category: Tragedy/HorrorCharacters: C. Snippy/Sniper & A. Gromov/Engineer & C. Hatchenson/Pilot & CaptainWords: 7900----------------------------"The little things are immensely significant in a story.The subtle details that register in our subconscious first and trigger our emotions,just to leave us feeling overwhelmed, are what make it unforgettable."—Creepiest----------------------------SolitudeA sting in the shoulder and another in the side of his leg tiny but effective and the sniper lost sentience over his body and collapsed.___________________________________________________________________________________________________Swirling colors of dark red and orange morphed into the flames of a furious conflagration raging on around him as
RA: Part of a Chain (Chapter 3/4)Category: Action/Suspense/FriendshipCharacters: C. Snippy/Sniper & A. Gromov/Engineer & C. Hatchenson/PilotWords: 6,800"Our last hope."Chapter 3: The Chain breaksEngie, Snippy and Pilot were on their way out of the rundown electronics store that served as a strategically functional base for the hostile wastelanders who had robbed them.After the three of them took their stuff back, the boss of the hostile group sent in his secret weapon a group of gunners, positioned all over the building and they didn't go easy on the small group at all.Considering that Charles was the crew's only offense against the enemy force and that the other two carried heavy backpacks that slowed them down, they had made it surprisingly far already.However, everyone's luck ends at some point and Snippy knew that he never had much to begin with.After almost getting himself killed and ending up with a bad gash on his side, he couldn't afford to make any more wrong steps.______
Charles Snippy: COFFEESENTRY: 412:This evening, I returned to into the City to fill out the reports about my first tour out into the Dead Zone.Hopefully, they won't suddenly shut down the D.Z.T.R. Department and there will be more tours for me to "guide".Today... was different.A buzzing, hovering Hunter-Drone met me in the Airlock.Must be a new thing.Ah I see,As I'm forever unable to access ANNET, someone up top must have programmed this contraption to follow me around, shouting things at me.Thank you, whoever you are.I never felt more ridiculous.To top things off, I lost my coffee.
Engie: awakeI felt scorching heat and vibrating pain.There was an endless buzz in my ears of massive shell-shock.Crunching noise of the ground.For a brief second I saw tiny mushrooms and flowers under me, but they quickly disintegrated into dust.Impossible. Shock-Hallucinations. I haven't seen grass in so many years.Crawl forward. Away. Away from the heat.Farther. Come on Alex. Get up. Walk.Something was wrong. I wasn't supposed to be alive....Ion Cannon interrupts all electronic impulses, no matter how small, effectively scrambling, disrupting all neural activity and shuts down the brain.Sure, the walls of the little house protected me from the flames of ruptured atmosphere, but how is my mind still active?Only one thing could have protected me. Something which could bend all known laws of physics at it pleased.Could it be? The note?!Could Seven's luck actually transfer onto others?If this is true, then Seven could be the key to my
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
RA: Part of a Chain (Chapter 1/4)Category: Action/Suspense/FriendshipCharacters: C. Snippy/Sniper & A. Gromov/Engineer & C. Hatchenson/PilotWords: 6,100"We're all part of a chain. But sometimes, one part goes missing and a replacement is needed." Chapter 1: AssaultIn search of answers on the mysteries of Captain, Snippy warily snuck through the city, his target within sight. It was one of those days when Captain would decide to go on a long walk alone, then suddenly disappear and not return again until late in the evening. Nobody ever found out what he did or where he went. But this time, Snippy was following him imperceptibly. Asking never revealed the answers to his questions, for Captain would feign ignorance and simply change the topic to pull his head out of the loop. So now Snippy was on a... discovery mission (which totally didn't count as stalking), close enough to keep the leader in vision and just distant enough to avoid being seen.At the end of the street, the man in the gray wool
The Dead Places: The Visual Delicacy of DecayPontiac by PionierUKThe Dead PlacesThe Visual Delicacy of Decay:icontechgnotic:by techgnoticIt’s easy to think of art in terms of what is instantly pleasing to the eye, artworks whichevoke a feeling of joy and hopefulness and blissful peacefulness or ecstatic exultation.This is the consideration of art as something that helps propel us forward through life – to out future greatdeeds, our career victories, or dreams of coming big events. But there is a peak to every life. At some point allpeople, and all places, and even all ideas have to begin the inevitable decline that is the other balancing half of a lifetime.:t
Resource Roundup #8The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!This month's theme is "do it yourself" (commonly known as 'DIY'). We hope you enjoy these tutorials! What would you like to see in next month's edition of Resource Roundup?Origami Cooking CosplayWig Hairline Tutorial by Malindachan Cosplay wing tutorial by etaru Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde :thumb298041672: Paper Mache Armor and Prop Tutorial by FireLilyCosplaySewingPlush Donut Tutorial by devliann Raichu Sewing Tutorial by Renegar-Kitsune Turtle Tutorial by Piripanda Electric guitar bag tutorial by Eyespiral-stock :thumb92218108
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