James Bond | Harry Potter | The Doctor | Vyvyan Basterd
When this pic was requested to be part of League Extraordinary, I noticed a lot of people have their own personal choices for the league's roster, but their criteria are fairly inconsistent. For mine, I tried to make sure my candidates met two requirements.
1. They're all British characters, like the original league. Or at least associated with the British, as Capt. Nemo and the Doctor are. 2. They all exist in roughly the same time/place/universe.
I knew I was pushing that last rule a little bit with Vyvyan Basterd as he is from an 80's sitcom, but it's less of a stretch than teaming Hannibal Lecter with Azula and the Borg Queen, or Van Helsing with Indiana Jones, Anakin Skywalker, Trinity, and Jesus. It may look good on paper but you wouldn't expect to find all these guys just walking down a London street.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a British superteam created by an acclaimed British writer, I say it's best we stick to the ground rules with this one.
Okay, another population of deep-space humans. These guys have taken their genetic modification even further, into the stereotypically "fetal posthuman" form with multiple spindly limbs for ideal movement and manipulation of artifacts in a zero-G environment. The legs have either been adapated into something more like "arms" terminating in "hands," or at the very least have been modified into grasping tarsier-like feet. ~M0AI's comments on the issue of cultural perceptions of body modification ([link]) convinced me that certain ethnic or religious groups might be more predisposed towards certain body forms--the reception of Lakshmi Tatma ([link]) is an excellent contemporary real-world example, so drastically at odds with "our" (Western) perception of physical "deformity" (the value bias being inherent in the word itself). I started thinking as I was working on this that these guys' choice of extreme modification might be something that puts them at odds with a more conservative faction of deep-space "uberhumans" who, while having drastically modified their own forms, ironically disdain this kind of divergence from cosmetic terrestrial human norms. (I'm thinking of this third faction as something Zentraedi-like, possibly adapted to higher-gravity environments within the atmospheres of Jovian worlds; "gas harvesters," perhaps.) The high-G humans would find the "Crab Men" particularly offensive because their body designs seem to be converging on the hated Overculture Guardians patrolling the fluid giant worlds ([link]). Such a cultural and racial bias might be the perfect pretext for an incursion into Crab Man space, with the practical goal of seizing rich mineral resources and territory safe from Dreadnought attacks. The Crab Men are themselves no pushovers, and may have allies in the Caterpillar Men. Come on, people, can't we all just get ALONG to fight the giant alien bugs?!
I pictured these guys using really rugged-looking crustacean- and insect-like powered armor...There's just something that really charges me up about the idea of little crab people using giant, hulking crab mechs! : D This idea of little wizened humanoids operating heavy machinery, using the machines as proxy "bodies" to compensate for their own physical frailty, is something that goes way back both in science fiction and for me personally in terms of my interest in mechs--War of the Worlds, Dr. Who's Daleks, Palladium's Mechanoids, even the TMNT Utroms...I even remember when I first saw the Invid in Robotech when I was like, God, 10 years old, and I heard the word "Invid" as "Invalid"--my interpretation of it was that like the Daleks, these were actually powered armor for physically fragile beings who had perhaps been crippled by some plague or biotechnological disaster in their own distant past. So in a sense the Crab Men are my own take on that old idea.
Before you ask, this was a request and a specific one at that complete with a cast list!
I don't mean to dishonor the memory of WW2 soldiers here or say Saving Private Ryan was a bad movie (far from it) but...well...ponies go with nearly everything And these parody posters are loads of fun to make, especially Twi doing her best Tom Hank's impression.
I'll make up for it with some reimaginings and other requests I promise. No hit?
Yay for getting better at drawing at last! From top left to bottom right: Sirius Black and Remus Lupin - Harry Potter Paul Mccartney and John Lennon - The Beatles Castiel and Dean Winchester - Supernatural Would be interesting to know if any are recognisable ^_^ I really need to work out how to do decent backgrounds next
Marauders (C) J K Rowling Lennon and Mccartney (C) themselves Spn (C) Kripke
Drawing made for a competition at a Danish art gallery. The subject was to combine two fandoms.
Here's the trio from Harry Potter getting a little too closely acquainted with the trio from Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Harry's liking. People familiar with both fandoms will know that these guys share practically similar character roles.
Harry = Buffy: "The chosen one" prophesied to fight great evil. Hermione = Willow: Geeky teen genius. Ron = Xander: Seemingly useless comic relief.
You can actually draw quite a lot of parallels between important characters from those two fandoms. For instance Draco = Spike: The evil character that's never quite powerful enough to be a real threat and slowly gets more and more pathetic (from an evil perspective). Disregarding the whole Spike/Buffy love affair of course. I know your fan fictions tells you similar things about Harry/Draco, but it's just not canon, guys.
First season of Buffy came out the same year as the first Harry potter book, BTW. The Buffy characters were older, though. So I have tried to hit something near Buffy third season to match 6th year Hogwarts.
This was made in the very last hours before deadline. The colouring is done in less than 1½ hours. Hermione really doesn't have that many distinct visual characteristics if you take away her hair. And follow canon that gives her normal teeth in her 6.th year.