Unofficial Art Requests

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jKaiser jKaiser's picture
Unofficial Art Requests
What this is: I'm an illustrator who loves Eclipse Phase, and I'm bored. So I figure doing something like this is a good way to fill spare time when I have it. Anyone got anything from the setting they'd like to see sketched up? Post it here and I'll give it a shot.
mellonbread mellonbread's picture
I'll just throw out a few possibilities
A TITAN headhunter carrying a synthetic head, with a headless flexbot chasing after it An undersea paleontological dig on Europa A Jovian fast food restaurant Earth or Martian TQZ landscapes sculpted by TITANs I think the [url=http://www.farcastblog.com/]Farcast[/url] guy was looking for illustrations a while back, you could see if any of those interest you
Did you hear the one about the guy who became a fence?
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They say he was a real posthuman
jKaiser jKaiser's picture
Mars TQZ
Interesting mix of ideas. I admit...I have no idea how to do the Jovian fast food, heh. McDonalds in space, I suppose. And thanks for the head's up on the Farcast, I'll check it out. In the meantime, first one as requested, about 30-45 minutes thrown into Mars. http://jack-kaiser.deviantart.com/art/EP-Forum-Request-Mars-TQZ-481111101 "The guys didn't say anything about a hole. I thought they scouted this." "They did the best they could, but I don't think anyone got this close." "Nothing from orbit?" "Nothing like this." "Infesting a dead city, I get. But what would they have been digging like that for?"
MAD Crab MAD Crab's picture
Would love to see a bunch of
Would love to see a bunch of arachnoids on the hull of a hab looking up at Saturn. Or any habitat exterior view, really.
Googleshng Googleshng's picture
Oh wow that's nice work.
Oh wow that's nice work. Really want to test yourself and provide a visual for something that gives people headaches? How about a fight breaking out in a zero-G night club? Fancy drinks in bulbs with straws floating loose, people getting kicked away from handholds, guns being pulled as people properly try to orient themselves, whatever the heck the bar itself would look like...
jKaiser jKaiser's picture
Jovie Food and Saturn Clanker
EP Forum Request: Saturnian Arachnoid by Jack-Kaiser on deviantART (I admit I cheated a bit on the external hab bit, but...habs are really, really big things and arachnoids are small. I'll do more hab illustrations soon) EP Forum Request: Jovian Fast Food by Jack-Kaiser on deviantART @Googleshng That one might take a while to figure out with all those elements...but I have been filling a sketchbook with microgravity concepts for about six months now. I'll take a crack at it when I have the time to dedicate to it.
MAD Crab MAD Crab's picture
Cool, thank you Kaiser!
Cool, thank you Kaiser! And I'm getting shades of Blade Runner in the Jovian one, which is pretty much always an awesome thing.
mellonbread mellonbread's picture
Wow, these are really cool.
Wow, these are really cool. Loving the interior on the Reagan Cylinder.
Did you hear the one about the guy who became a fence?
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They say he was a real posthuman
Dison Dison's picture
A group of Ultimate mercs
A group of Ultimate mercs preparing for a mission. An octomorph and a neo-gorilla playing some sort of game against each other. Sunrise over an exotic exoplanet and its Gate.
uwtartarus uwtartarus's picture
WOW! These are really cool!
WOW! These are really cool!
Exhuman, and Humanitarian.
Alasnuyo Alasnuyo's picture
Hmm, lets see...
Hmm, lets see... Transhuman military clashing against a massive Giger-esque TITAN warbot during the Fall.
jKaiser jKaiser's picture
I'll be honest, I was
I'll be honest, I was expecting more morph requests. This is very interesting. I'll *try* to do one a day as a speedpainting, so if the number of requests keeps flowing, it may end up being something of a hat system. I'm very much enjoying doing these, but just to make it clear, this is to fill up spare time and I can't promise I'll manage every one of them. Nevertheless, keep them coming!
MAD Crab MAD Crab's picture
No problem, I think we
No problem, I think we figured that it would be based on what catches your interest. That said: Novacrab eating fish&chips!
Lilith Lilith's picture
Fantastic!
The pieces so far have been great! I like the Jovian one in particular, just because I've always liked "slice-of-life" style pictures, just showing the average goings-on in places like that. Anything like that is gold in my book. Edit: Though if you're starved for morph requests, a red-headed Fury blasting something with a plasma rifle would make me giddy.
ThatWhichNeverWas ThatWhichNeverWas's picture
I suspect Witchcraft.
How the hell are you making these so fast? Nonetheless, I would like a [s]pony, and a plastic rocket[/s]... An exhuman-y advanced morph defending a cowering individual from aggressors. A synth with fractal digits using them to dissassemble a handgun. A morph store. A centaur in Bipedal mode. A sphere morph on a shopping spree. A neo-dolphin in a mobility rig tending a flowerbed. A pleasure-pod assembly line. A modified sylph singing in a microgravity speakeasy. Dragonfly Races. ...And an Octomorph Poledancer.
In the past we've had to compensate for weaknesses, finding quick solutions that only benefit a few. But what if we never need to feel weak or morally conflicted again?
mellonbread mellonbread's picture
When you say "morph requests"
When you say "morph requests" do you mean art of official morphs, or homebrew creations?
Did you hear the one about the guy who became a fence?
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They say he was a real posthuman
Leodiensian Leodiensian's picture
I think some "every day life"
I think some "every day life" images would be good - something I hear from my players is that it's kind of hard to imagine what normal life looks like in such a sci-fi setting. So here are some ideas. 1) Sociopath-rights activists staging a demonstration in the Titanian Commonwealth or on Bright. 2) Some people on Petals going through their shared hallucination while everyone around them is going about a normal day. Or maybe instead of being on Petals they're playing ARGs. 3) Scum waiting in line for a nanofabrication machine. Good chance to show off different morph types and mods and I like the idea that guy in front is building something like a plasma rifle or whatever.
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Leodiensian wrote:1)
Leodiensian wrote:
1) Sociopath-rights activists staging a demonstration in the Titanian Commonwealth or on Bright.
I am not sure you know what that word means Actually i am gona be the odd duck out and say i don't care for the jovian greasy spoon. I was hoping the perspective be from within the diner instead of across the street. Still fantastic quality and fitting in style with the books bravo
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ORCACommander wrote:
ORCACommander wrote:
I am not sure you know what that word means
Which word? You just quoted a whole sentence and didn't specify.
ORCACommander ORCACommander's picture
Sociopath. sorry should of
Sociopath. sorry should of bolded it
Leodiensian Leodiensian's picture
I was referring to the
I was referring to the Unfettered Geniuses on Bright and the neurodiversity movement active in Outer System areas. I just used the term sociopath because it's typically associated with movie serial killers (I'm aware it's not really respected as a psychological term any more) and that makes the juxtaposition more intense.
jKaiser jKaiser's picture
Ultimates and a Second-Guessed Date
The Ultimates have always been a fascination of mine even if I haven't ever really spent time to make one. Warrior ascetics are just damn cool, so I tried to show that here.: http://jack-kaiser.deviantart.com/art/EP-Forum-Request-Ultimates-481435573 "No, no...look, the date...okay, I told you he was a little rough around the edges from our talks on the mesh, right? Well, I was okay with that, thought it would be fun. He didn't care about the pod, either. But...God, he didn't mention he was in a crab. I still feel kinda sick..." EP Forum Request: Novacrab Chowing Down by Jack-Kaiser on deviantART (I couldn't resist having some fun with this one. XD I did also absolutely run out of time, so it's still kinda sloppy.) I'll try to do a few more tomorrow if I can, but this is shaping up to be a rough week at work, so I'll probably be picking and choosing the simpler ones I can knock out in an hour or less and that are more fun to draw, like these two. If things calm down, I'll try for some of the more challenging ones. And you guys have awesome imaginations.
ShadowDragon8685 ShadowDragon8685's picture
Awright...
Awright... Here's a few things I'd like to see drawn out... The first may or may not be suitable for DeviantArt, though, depending on exactly how much of its features you feel like showing off. :P [url=http://eclipsephase.com/octojean-veinous-gets-another-sidekick-means-its... Marilith[/url] I engineered whilst bored. Or the Lillend, or the Lamia. Preferably the Marilith or Lillend, though. Specifically, if you feel like it, the Marilith DJ at a party my players recently threw on a Scum swarm; very Scandanavian in looks, bare except for the obligatory horned helmet, surrounded by holographic turntables and musical controls, and a pack of fawning groupies. Otherwise... Well, go nuts! Alternatively... Or preferably, additionally, a Militarized Diatya, armored up to five nines (military armor,) with a plasma cannon mounted on its right arm, outboard of the claw, a minigun on the left arm, outboard of the claw, a massive laser cannon on the right shoulder, and a laser anti-missile system on the left. (A small laser in a fast-rotating, large mount.)
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MAD Crab MAD Crab's picture
I'd hoped so much that you'd
I'd hoped so much that you'd pick that one, Kaiser. Me and the radioactive crab in my head thank you! And I'm very sure the little backstory you put on it will amuse the hell out of my GM. So many unkind comments about the eating habits of the noble Novacrab...
Alan Wiggs Alan Wiggs's picture
Flexbots
There isn't enough art of flexbots. Maybe a menton mechanic trying to separate two flexbot modules who got stuck in "connect" mode? BTW, great work. I like your style, it's very expressive.
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MAD Crab wrote:I'd hoped so
MAD Crab wrote:
I'd hoped so much that you'd pick that one, Kaiser. Me and the radioactive crab in my head thank you! And I'm very sure the little backstory you put on it will amuse the hell out of my GM. So many unkind comments about the eating habits of the noble Novacrab...
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/NloR29Z.png[/IMG] One-minute scribble before work, but I couldn't leave that unaddressed, heh. Okay, I'm very much enjoying doing this and am VERY happy to be getting such lovely feedback. Thanks so much, you crazy transhumans! I just went through what's been suggested and made a list if the ones I'm planning on doing. As it stands, I'm endeavoring to do one per poster now that this hab is spinning to be most fair. I may also put up some supplemental sketches, time permitting. Again, I have limited time and now that I've got a fairly long list, I'm going to be setting a hard 1 hour time limit for each, so some suggestions may end up slightly altered just so I don't end up with a half-scribbled piece here. That said, some pieces may get a revisit later if I smell a good portfolio piece, like the Ultimates one. Since it came up, I don't have too many content restrictions so long as it passes dA's muster (and doesn't piss off the mods here), so non-gratuitous violence, nudity, etc. is fine, though I'm using the EP books as a guideline. Thanks again, everyone. If I could, you'd all be getting rep upvotes.
jKaiser jKaiser's picture
Lock and Load
Lilith wrote:
Though if you're starved for morph requests, a red-headed Fury blasting something with a plasma rifle would make me giddy.
EP Forum Request: Fury with a Plasma Rifle by Jack-Kaiser on deviantART What's this? A chance to do my small part to depict women in combat sensibly instead of falling out of a few square centimeters of fabric? Done, and done.
Leodiensian Leodiensian's picture
Nice work! Looks like a frame
Nice work! Looks like a frame from an action movie and really believable "this woman will kick your ass" design. I just realized actually, that one of my favorite groups in EP has like zero art devoted to them. Pax Familia the one woman mob! Could you do something with her? I guess the challenge would be how you convey that everyone in the picture is the same person. Maybe they all have the same smile?
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Leodiensian wrote:I just
Leodiensian wrote:
I just realized actually, that one of my favorite groups in EP has like zero art devoted to them. Pax Familia the one woman mob! Could you do something with her? I guess the challenge would be how you convey that everyone in the picture is the same person. Maybe they all have the same smile?
I will not abuse the clone stamp tool, I will not abuse the clone stamp tool, I will not abuse the clone stamp tool...
ORCACommander ORCACommander's picture
jKaiser wrote:Leodiensian
jKaiser wrote:
Leodiensian wrote:
I just realized actually, that one of my favorite groups in EP has like zero art devoted to them. Pax Familia the one woman mob! Could you do something with her? I guess the challenge would be how you convey that everyone in the picture is the same person. Maybe they all have the same smile?
I will not abuse the clone stamp tool, I will not abuse the clone stamp tool, I will not abuse the clone stamp tool...
Oh but you will...
jKaiser jKaiser's picture
Playing Against Type
ThatWhichNeverWas wrote:
An exhuman-y advanced morph defending a cowering individual from aggressors.
Kel's eyes widened in horror and their body recoiled instinctively as the undulating, pulsing blue mass of something poured into the corridor. Horror that gave way to raw fear, then pain as Emra grabbed Kel and pushed them back into the corridor protectively. Kel had seen Emra's gun and knife, of course, but suddenly the woman's podmorph began to warp, dark skin turning metallic and black as two paper-thin whips rushed from her shoulderblade and claws erupted from her hands. The woman sleeved in the "pod" glanced back at the other transhuman, eyes glowing to Kel's infrared-augmented vision. Emra had always been...weird, but this was no mere artistic temperament or endearing quirkiness. This was exhuman. EP Forum Request - Protective Exhuman by Jack-Kaiser on deviantART ---- Exhumans are compelling, but I admit part of that is my instinct to want to play the "bad" faction. Now I'm off to finish reading the discussion on them in the other parts of the forum. Cheers! And yes, I'm fully aware that there's debate over what qualifies as exhuman. This one in particular, I figure has some truly advanced -- and illegal, untested, and frankly reckless -- "under the hood" augmentations but still wishes to live as part of society. That octomorph poledancer may still happen. That's hard to resist.
ShadowDragon8685 ShadowDragon8685's picture
For bonus points, you could
For bonus points, you could make it a [i]synthetic[/i] octomorph poledancer, in a Takko! :)
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Lilith Lilith's picture
!!
jKaiser wrote:
Lilith wrote:
Though if you're starved for morph requests, a red-headed Fury blasting something with a plasma rifle would make me giddy.
EP Forum Request: Fury with a Plasma Rifle by Jack-Kaiser on deviantART What's this? A chance to do my small part to depict women in combat sensibly instead of falling out of a few square centimeters of fabric? Done, and done.
Hot damn, she looks fantastic! Very nice, thank you sir. :)
Leng Plateau Leng Plateau's picture
Relic among ruins
One idea that has really struck me is the idea of Earth survivors, particularly the idea of a female security (police) pod left behind in the evacuations of the Fall and slowly making her way across the destroyed world towards the Kilimanjaro beanstalk. One more relic of the Fall.
At least with Lovecraft, nobody pretends the gods are nice. And wherever you end up, there is guaranteed to be tentacles.
ThatWhichNeverWas ThatWhichNeverWas's picture
Such Dapper!
jKaiser wrote:
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/NloR29Z.png[/IMG]
Yesssss
jKaiser wrote:
Kel's eyes widened in horror and their body recoiled instinctively as the undulating, pulsing blue mass of something poured into the corridor. Horror that gave way to raw fear, then pain as Emra grabbed Kel and pushed them back into the corridor protectively. Kel had seen Emra's gun and knife, of course, but suddenly the woman's podmorph began to warp, dark skin turning metallic and black as two paper-thin whips rushed from her shoulderblade and claws erupted from her hands. The woman sleeved in the "pod" glanced back at the other transhuman, eyes glowing to Kel's infrared-augmented vision. Emra had always been...weird, but this was no mere artistic temperament or endearing quirkiness. This was exhuman. EP Forum Request - Protective Exhuman by Jack-Kaiser on deviantART
So cool. Way better than what I had in my head :D
jKaiser wrote:
That octomorph poledancer may still happen. That's hard to resist.
Give in. You know you want too....
In the past we've had to compensate for weaknesses, finding quick solutions that only benefit a few. But what if we never need to feel weak or morally conflicted again?
ShadowDragon8685 ShadowDragon8685's picture
Leng Plateau wrote:One idea
Leng Plateau wrote:
One idea that has really struck me is the idea of Earth survivors, particularly the idea of a female security (police) pod left behind in the evacuations of the Fall and slowly making her way across the destroyed world towards the Kilimanjaro beanstalk. One more relic of the Fall.
She'd have to be one hell of a survivor... I mean, in addition to any of the problems your average Fall survivor faces, she'd also be facing the possibility of being reprogrammed remotely or directly, well, more easily than a biomorph, as well as failing Pod bodyparts and a complete and total breakdown of the infrastructure to repair or replace them. I wonder what her plan is after she gets to the beanstalk? I mean, we already know that Bad Shit is Swarming Intensely there, so assuming she snuck or fought her way past the swarming headhunters and self-directed nanoswarms, what's she planning to do, don a vacsuit and free-climb the space elevator? Reactivate the cable cars?
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MAD Crab MAD Crab's picture
Just to point out, its easy
Just to point out, its easy to prevent brain hacking as a pod or synth. All you have to do is turn off your mesh inserts. It just means that you are blind to all the normal digital inputs, and nobody likes doing so. I doubt the persevering security pod in question has many people to talk to in her journey...
jKaiser jKaiser's picture
...I really want to play this
...I really want to play this character now. Between my love of horror, pods, and badass heroines, you got all the points on my list.
Lilith Lilith's picture
Well...
MAD Crab wrote:
Just to point out, its easy to prevent brain hacking as a pod or synth. All you have to do is turn off your mesh inserts. It just means that you are blind to all the normal digital inputs, and nobody likes doing so. I doubt the persevering security pod in question has many people to talk to in her journey...
I don't know that [i]easy[/i] is the word I'd use. I mean, that protects you from digital vectors, sure, but you still have to worry about basilisk hacks. Going autistic is a good idea, but a better one would be "don't go near Exsurgent shit with a cyberbrain, if you can at all help it". Still, I like the character concept. The world needs more badass females.
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ShadowDragon8685 wrote:
ShadowDragon8685 wrote:
She'd have to be one hell of a survivor... I wonder what her plan is after she gets to the beanstalk? I mean, we already know that Bad Shit is Swarming Intensely there, so assuming she snuck or fought her way past the swarming headhunters and self-directed nanoswarms, what's she planning to do, don a vacsuit and free-climb the space elevator? Reactivate the cable cars?
There was a lot thought on what might make the idea work. A number of small accidents could have prevented the TITANs from *ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL* when things went down, from missing a software update to being in a blackout zone for the mesh. She'd have to have the hardening (isolation) trait to not go mad in what follows, and probably medichines to reduce maintenance costs for her production run of 'pod riot police. As for the beanstalk... it's the only way off planet. You just need heavy personal armor, a full helmet, grip pads, no regard for personal hygiene, a mule's stubbornness, and thinking like a machine AGI. It's 39000km to counterweight, mostly in microgravity. So if you can make 106km a day it will "only" take a year to get there. Of course there is the next step and it's a doozy...
At least with Lovecraft, nobody pretends the gods are nice. And wherever you end up, there is guaranteed to be tentacles.
jKaiser jKaiser's picture
Stranded
Leng Plateau wrote:
One idea that has really struck me is the idea of Earth survivors, particularly the idea of a female security (police) pod left behind in the evacuations of the Fall and slowly making her way across the destroyed world towards the Kilimanjaro beanstalk. One more relic of the Fall.
I've been trying to go in rough order of the suggestions, but dammit I couldn't get this concept out of my head. Not as happy with this one as some of the others, it's missing something, but given that I had to rush it, it works as a start. EP Forum Request: Stranded Security Pod by Jack-Kaiser on deviantART It's less of a "walk" once you're in microgravity. Granted, you still have to get there, and the only way to do that is climbing, but once you're in freefall, it's less about locomoting, since you can just drift along, and more about not getting pasted by killsats. And I have no idea how much cover you'd have on the outside of a space elevator, but I'm doubting it's a whole lot. Better chances would be to sleeve into a synthmorph, if you can find one, to get rid of any biological needs and lessen your heat profile, even marginally.
Leng Plateau Leng Plateau's picture
jKaiser wrote:I've been
jKaiser wrote:
I've been trying to go in rough order of the suggestions, but dammit I couldn't get this concept out of my head. Not as happy with this one as some of the others, it's missing something, but given that I had to rush it, it works as a start.
It's dark, very alone feeling, while accentuating the inhuman nature of a pod. I agree it needs another touch of something but I'm stuck for what it is.
At least with Lovecraft, nobody pretends the gods are nice. And wherever you end up, there is guaranteed to be tentacles.
ORCACommander ORCACommander's picture
I know what it needs. that
I know what it needs. that field before kilo on the right is remarkebly bare. I'd expect the ashen remains of a city or war machine wreckage. since kilo was the last access to get off earth terminatoresque field of bones could be appropriate.
jKaiser jKaiser's picture
That's something I ran out of
That's something I ran out of time on: the pod's looking over a cliff, so where that dark set of splotches is horizontally (supposed to be trees) is a cutoff. Beyond that, the dead city. Though I admit this composition was a poor choice for a speedpaint. Oh well.
Leng Plateau Leng Plateau's picture
I still like the effect.
I still like the effect.
At least with Lovecraft, nobody pretends the gods are nice. And wherever you end up, there is guaranteed to be tentacles.
ShadowDragon8685 ShadowDragon8685's picture
Leng Plateau wrote:There was
Leng Plateau wrote:
There was a lot thought on what might make the idea work. A number of small accidents could have prevented the TITANs from *ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL* when things went down, from missing a software update to being in a blackout zone for the mesh. She'd have to have the hardening (isolation) trait to not go mad in what follows, and probably medichines to reduce maintenance costs for her production run of 'pod riot police. As for the beanstalk... it's the only way off planet. You just need heavy personal armor, a full helmet, grip pads, no regard for personal hygiene, a mule's stubbornness, and thinking like a machine AGI. It's 39000km to counterweight, mostly in microgravity. So if you can make 106km a day it will "only" take a year to get there. Of course there is the next step and it's a doozy...
Hardening Isolation and medichines are an absolute minimum... But the beanstalk? You might be better off trying to find a still-working egocaster, or trying to find Reclaimers/scavengers/others who have landed. Presumably, they have an exit strategy. That said, even if you prefer to get to the Kilimanjaro beanstalk, you'd probably still have a better time reactivating the cable cars, or even building something custom, which can climb it. To do the free climb, if you absolutely must, what you really need is a Hardsuit. Remember, pods have all the needs of any biomorph - they need food, they need to breathe, they need to sleep. A hardsuit covered with gecko pads would let you free-climb as you needed, it would recycle your food and air indefinitely, it has thrusters so if you critically bitch your climbing check at some poiont or another, you can recover. You'd want to climb on the spinward side, of course, so the centrifugal force pushes you against the elevator cable, not pulls you away from it. Once you make it to 2,000 Km or so, though, you don't need to freeclimb, because you are [i]officially[/i] orbiting the planet Earth. At this point, you can get a good grip and pull forward, letting yourself coast upwards, along the beanstalk, using your thrusters as nessessary. Even so, it'll take you a while to get from 2Km to 39Km, but you won't have to free-climb the whole damn way. You will, however, have plenty of time to wish you'd just repaired the damn cable cars. Either way you do it, don't skimp on the weapons. The counterweight station is likely to be full of all-new and exciting ways to get yourself killed. JKaiser: The missing element might be the standard-issued disaster survivor's ragged shawl.
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Lilith Lilith's picture
RE...
Well at that point you're moving past the whole "poorly-equipped survivor barely struggling to make it off the hellish Earth alive" theme, but sure, if you want to forsake character drama in favor of doing it the "right" way, go nuts.
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Lilith wrote:Well at that
Lilith wrote:
Well at that point you're moving past the whole "poorly-equipped survivor barely struggling to make it off the hellish Earth alive" theme, but sure, if you want to forsake character drama in favor of doing it the "right" way, go nuts.
When attempting to free-climb a space elevator, there are two ways to do it: The right way, and the way that results in you dying. Also, I question how poorly-equipped any survivor on Earth is going to be. Depending on how ballsy/lucky they are, they might dare try to turn on a CM, and if they get a CM running and not producing hellswarms, then they will have an embarrassment of riches with which to manufacture everything they could possibly need. Need some metal? Grab a torch and a wheelbarrow. Need some carbon? Grab an axe and go to town on the nearest burnt tree. Hydrogen? Oxygen? Nitrogen? You have literally more than the entirety of the rest of transhumanity at your disposal. CHON and metal - there you go. Manufacture yourself a goddamned Fenrir if you want to. Just try and stay below the radar of the warbots and nanoswarms until you're ready to come out shooting.
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Leng Plateau Leng Plateau's picture
Drama
I'll take the drama over the "doing it right", because a) I think the feel's better and b) the "doing it right" way is pretty fraught into and of itself.
At least with Lovecraft, nobody pretends the gods are nice. And wherever you end up, there is guaranteed to be tentacles.
jKaiser jKaiser's picture
All the precious metals in
All the precious metals in the world won't nanofab anything without blueprints, and if I were a TITAN, I'd make sure any access to that data is seriously guarded, to say nothing of the CMs they use/d to reproduce. And even if you find them, the odds that your new whatever is ready to murderize you are pretty steep. I tried to get the same effect of the shawl with the.ghille suit, but oh well. It's a trick to depict pods in full gear while still clearly being pods, and I think my mistake is that it's just too layered in general. I want to revisit this one when I can, once I've gotten a few more done. I'm not sure when the new one will be as my week's turning bad-shaped, but if nothing else, have the result of me trying to figure out what a TITAN-spawn would look like. A cookie to whoever guesses what the inspiration for that design is.
Lilith Lilith's picture
Meh.
ShadowDragon8685 wrote:
Also, I question how poorly-equipped any survivor on Earth is going to be. Depending on how ballsy/lucky they are, they might dare try to turn on a CM, and if they get a CM running and not producing hellswarms, then they will have an embarrassment of riches with which to manufacture everything they could possibly need. Need some metal? Grab a torch and a wheelbarrow. Need some carbon? Grab an axe and go to town on the nearest burnt tree. Hydrogen? Oxygen? Nitrogen? You have literally more than the entirety of the rest of transhumanity at your disposal. CHON and metal - there you go. Manufacture yourself a goddamned Fenrir if you want to. Just try and stay below the radar of the warbots and nanoswarms until you're ready to come out shooting.
Yeah, because that doesn't sound like a recipe to get your head cut off and carried away to an uploading station. You're on Earth. Low-profile is the name of the game. Being poorly equipped is pretty much SOP. You can dream of whatever BS situation where you have all the stuff you want however you like, but that doesn't change the reality that you're [i]still on Earth[/i], and the odds of the situation you're describing would be the exception that proves the rule. Plus you're ruining the whole fun of a "survivor" scenario at that point by getting "adolescent power fantasy" mixed into it. And there's two tastes I'd rather not mix.

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