Charles Snippy: DreamsEntry 382:Charles Snippy: Dreams4 years ago in Personal More Like This
My personal online psychiatrist is making me narrate this nonsense down on the chip embedded in my tooth in hopes that someday I may be cured of my "incompatibility" with ANNET, or at least possibly reduce the "mild psychosis caused by work-related stress" as she calls it.
I know that it's not going to happen. The problem is something genetic and while those goons in the genetics department would love to get their machines into my brain, I prefer the lack of sleep and headaches to lobotomy.
I seen the reports on their test subjects: "total neural shut-down", "subject resists integration with the net, increasing the signal strength lead to damage to the 85% of the frontal lobe."
Call me old fashioned, but I like my brain the way it is.
I've had that day-dream again. Day-mare is more likely.
A flash-mare? Not sure what to call these, really.
The transmitter towers dotting this bloody city are making my life difficult, but not as difficult as the fact that everyone expects me t
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Charles Snippy: COFFEESENTRY: 412:Charles Snippy: COFFEES4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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.Engie: awake4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
SNIPPY: evidence"Blasted mug!"SNIPPY: evidence3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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.
Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAROn StArDaTe 230387455652769 A TrIaL Has CoMmeNcEd, To EvaLuAte ThE LoSs oF InVaDer UnIoN Ship 4920-938Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAR4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It WaS DiScoVeRed ThEn,
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EPISODE 112 FEATURES!HERE ARE THE RESULTS OF THE DELICIOUS EPISODE 112 CONTEST FEATURES THAT ARE IN EPISODE 112: http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/112EPISODE 112 FEATURES!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb336791856::thumb336786459:Snippy Stuck by CreativeDarkPeaceWWI Snippy by LilnannySnippy Entry by Geli-KEgyptian Snippy by Dino-blankeySnippy as a Rock God xD by PurplePeople1995Coelacanth (RA entry) by MayakaEdCaveman by azeeliaSnippy in Greece by DarwinsMishapAnother life of Charles Snippy by Echoes-OrchestraSnippy surreal Jack the Ripper by TheaFlyrhhippie snippy by NarcoVampiranew Snippy habiles by jenssosaurusSnippy WWII Soldier by ItsMeMelodySnippy beleives by Kuuriketto-chan:thumb336695858:Zee Snippy as the plague doctor by annethylSnippy's Ancestor, the musketeer by SwiftstartVictorian Snippy [500x500] by FURCIFERpardalisRA Background Entry. 17th Lancer,Past Snippy. by FlekkrSir Snippy fighting CancerDragon by ChesterPalmDay 33b Snippy the Cell by Asmodeus317Snippy's new job by JarODragon:thumb336626489:Snippy in the future by keren-or50's snippy by Mr-Joseph-No-One
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Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain?3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The 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
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".SNIPPY: QUESTIONABLE REALITY4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
SNIPPY: die pilot dieIf a Pilot falls dead in the radioactive, frozen wasteland and there is no one around to hear it....do you think Captain would find out it was me?SNIPPY: die pilot die4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Allright. The rage has consumed me entirely too much.
What can I do to relax?
SHIRTS OF RELATIVE INTERESTPer demands of the fans and per fact that even art thieves are putting captain on this site, here be our new shirt store:SHIRTS OF RELATIVE INTEREST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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SNIPPY: FLYING DAYENTRY 3647:SNIPPY: FLYING DAY4 years ago in Personal More Like This
November something something.
I've got to come up with a better system for telling what day it is. Maybe I could scrawl numbers on the back of my shoe? Nah, that sounds like something silly that Pilot would do.
I'm currently carrying a calendar that says 2012 on it, but I am pretty sure that these days aren't correct anyway to our year and Captain keeps scribbling things in the margins whenever I get distracted enough for the calendar to be snatched out of my hands. I found the calendar more or less intact and it's kinda impressive that it lasted from way back in 2012. It must have held some sort of personal importance to it's owner to seal it away in a plastic container with words "the Mayans were wrong, trust no-one!"
I've been trying to keep track of how old I am, but I keep forgetting to check off every day in the calendar or maybe captain is messing off with me by erasing my checkmarks.
Something tells me I shouldn't be telling Captain about my birthday anyway. I would
ENGIE: RegretsI was at first too stupid to see that we were no longer using ANNIE but Annie was using us.ENGIE: Regrets4 years ago in Personal More Like This
She was a goddess in the machine, our search engine.
We used her to collect and share knowledge and in return she had started to use us as her processors. It was an unexpected transition and it took a long time, thus I failed to notice it, failed to stop it. The new organism had come to life in which we were only neuron cells of her massive mind, that spanned continents.
Humanity no longer had a chance to survive in it's current state. We had poisoned the oceans, we had scorched the earth and blackened the sky in our quest for power.
The world we knew was dying. I knew that this decade would be our last. The city would fall to the Zone, sooner or later.
Research notes from the last report of Charles Snippy terrified me greatly. They had found something horrid in the Dead Zone. Something that killed them all.
The Dead Zone Research and Tourism i
PILOT: A CAPTIVE AUDIENCEEVEN THOUGH I WASN'T BORN A "LITTLE GIRL IN A STRANGE AND FORGOTTEN COUNTRY FORMERLY KNOWN AS GERMANY" , AND I CAN'T MAGICALLY TRANSCEND SPACE-TIME, SOMEDAY I WANT TO GROW UP TO BE JUST LIKE CAPTAIN... FOR SURELY EVEN A MICRO-SECOND REALIZATION OF CAPTAIN-NESS WOULD MAKE ME ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE.PILOT: A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I WOULD SHARE THE DOGMAS OF CAPTAINIA WITH ALL PEOPLES OF ALL COLORS, BUT MY ONLY CAPTIVE AUDIENCE IS SNIPPY AND EVEN WORSE, HE IS ONLY CAPTIVE BECAUSE I TIED HIM TO A COUCH WHILE HE SLEPT AND HE REFUSES TO BELIEVE IN CHURCH OF CAPTAIN BECAUSE HE CALLS HIMSELF "ATHEIST".
SUCH DIRTY WORDS HE SPEAKS. I COVERED KITTY-HAWK'S EARS. NOBODY SHOULD GROW UP TO BE LIKE SNIPPY.
JUST LOOK WHERE HE IS - TIED TO A COUCH AND YELLING OBSCENITIES.
SNIPPY SHOUTS THAT CAPTAIN IS "TROLLING YOU AND MAKING STUFF UP"
CAPTAIN LIVES NOT UNDER BRIDGES, I TELL SNIPPY.
I KNOW THINGS.
SECRET THINGS, THAT THIS SLUG IS UNAWARE OF. TROUBLESOME THINGS THAT CAPTAIN SHARED WITH
Snippy: the end of the worldThe living scarf twisted around my neck, flowing back and forth.Snippy: the end of the world3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My neurons tingled, misfiring.
Was it numbing the pain of being compressed into a hexagonal cocoon that pressed tighter and tighter?
No, it was showing me what it could see and feel, what my limited human vision could not.
The aggregate virus bore into my body, feasting on my cells, borrowing me to expand itself, yet it did not take over completely.
I was here, no I was out there, I was a hundred trillion cells and they were ALL suddenly under my control.
It seems that our relationship status has been upgraded from "master controller/slave drive" to an "unlicensed symbiosis".
The Biomatrix served as my new eyes, letting me peer through my own skin, bones, flesh and organs, through my fireproof jacket, through the web of intertwining lights that bound us in a stasis field, through the thick, crystalline walls of the Arbitrator's spacecraft.
My vision intensified, expandi
Epic FANFIC contest time!:ICONCAPTAINFANCLUB:Epic FANFIC contest time!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
ROMANTICALLY APOCALYPTIC: http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/1
PRESENTS EPIC WRITING CONTEST TIME!
A notice to all delicious writers!
I've gotten quite a few writing submissions to previous epic contests and I think it is high time to promote some of these awesome writers here on DA.
HERE IS THE FIRST superfeature of the week for a most awesome RA fanfiction:
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CAPTAIN'S FACE FINALISTS!CONGRATULATIONS TO CAPTAIN'S FACE CONTEST FINALISTS!CAPTAIN'S FACE FINALISTS!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
HERE ARE THE FINALISTS:
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by Scott J. L. Spear
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Captain by AyamaAkuna by alexiuss by :iconayamaakuna:
Captain by ADDICT-Se by alexiuss by :iconaddict-se:
IT'S FAVIN' TIME!
WHICHEVER IMAGE GETS THE MOST FAVS IN A WEEK, WILL WIN CAPTAIN'S MUG AS "MOST POPULAR" SUBMISSION!
THERE WILL BE A VOTE POLL FOR OTHER PRIZES FOR 10 BEST FINALISTS!
...also, the theme for next contest is "THE HORRIBLE LIFE OF MR SNIPPY". If you've read this, you can have a headstart on the next contest.
Remember there are features for all entries and super features for all finalists.
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CAPTAIN: HOW?HOW SHOULD I PUNISH PILOT FOR ENDING UP IN THE SALAD AND NOT RETRIEVING MY SNIPPY IN TIME FOR THE PARTY?CAPTAIN: HOW?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3Zee Captain's note of summons had sealed my fate.ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-34 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Before and after - Postprocessing.Hello, I've decided to share some of my original images next to the final edited results, so that you can see the difference -sometimes huge, sometimes not that obvious- between them.Before and after - Postprocessing.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The software I use to edit them is Lightroom 3.4 (for colour and lightning) and Photoshop CS6 (for cloning, deleting and moving things). The way I edit the colour and lightning is quite intuitive, that's why I see kind of hard to make a tutorial to explain. Each picture is asking for different settings so I'd just reccomend to experiment until you find some result you are happy with. I've chosen 12 before/after examples:
-Sepia and B/W edition:
-Colour and lightning enhancing:
SYACRemember a while back I said there was something I was gonna announce about SYAC? Well here we go! I'm coming back to do more SYAC's soon. All of it too, the NSYAC and the old SYAC stuff.SYAC3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're working right now on categorizing everything in the archives, so you can browse just the stuff you want to look at and not have it be this clusterf**k of everything hodgepodged together. We should have something ready for viewing within the next few days.
What I am going to do differently this time around is not conform to a set release schedule. I'm gonna make the comics as I feel like it and as the jokes come to me. Hopefully, without the pressure of a constant release schedule I can work more on refining the artwork and making sure nothing is rushed out.
Having said that... please keep in mind this is still a series of silly low-brow cartoon strips so... don't be expecting DaVinci level art here or anything. SYAC has never been a series where the art was meant to look like a DC comic book, an
Objectification of MenAfter reading through the comments on my last journal about Tropes Vs Women in Gaming Part 2 I noticed a lot of people are angry we're even talking about sexism because (as they put it) "men are ALSO sexualized and objectified in gaming so women shouldn't complain that they are too."Objectification of Men3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And while that's a nice thought that sounds logical at first... any causal observer to gaming and most media today will be able to recognize that the two sides are not equal enough to make that sort of comparison. Here's the difference as I see it: Men are objectified and sexualized, yes, but it's not done for women. It's done for men. The objectification of men in gaming and other media is a self image fantasy FOR men. In other words, both the objectification of men and women are done for the benefit of men.
Not only that but again a casual observer will note that the standards of "beauty" are not at all equal on both sides. Female heros are all designed to be attractive, sexy, thin, sensual, pure,
2000 Points Give-away ( CLOSED)UPDATE : WINNERS ARE:2000 Points Give-away ( CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all for joining.
Also sorry for delay , sick and busy was a poor combination. Thank you all for joining.
And all who watch me for give-aways , next one is in September perhaps, or AUG depends.
I do not want your favs on my art or a watch, unless you like my art.
I will never force anybody to look at my art.
I rather give away points then commission , I am not aiming to gain something from this.
Except making you happy
1. Add this journal as FAV!
2. Link me a artwork from your or friends gallery
I will tr
Huge thanks to Elson Wong!For any of my fans who haven't seen this, Elson Wong (darkspeeds on DA) has created an amazing trade paperback collecting the four issues of Sonic Universe that I wrote and drew; Pirate Plunder Panic!Huge thanks to Elson Wong!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The book looks fantastic and I can't wait to read through it in person. Lots of people contributed art to make the book and I look forward to giving each of them a personal thanks.
It means more to me than I can say that I have fans who care so much about my work and think so highly of me to spend their time and money on such a unique and cool keepsake.
Check out the awesomeness here:http://darkspeeds.deviantart.com/journal/Tracy-Yardley-s-book-just-arrived-438340739
And thanks again, Elson!