Created for use as part of a work-in-progress anime/manga universe: 3D High.
Takes place in a universe where mythical creatures are real and deadly threats to life and limb, and there are multiple dimensions populated by other sentient beings aside from humanity.
Our dimension has endured the devastating consequences of being suddenly connected to other dimensions, destabilization of the fabric of reality across the world, killing billions, and rendering large swaths of land unsafe for human habitation to this day.
Following the end of the conflict known to humanity as "The First Contact Conflict" (2016-2019), the extra-dimensional Erdasian and Jodojin races ceased hostilities against mankind, and ratified a peace treaty. While most humans were glad to have stopped one source of unrest that plagued the early years of "The Aftermath" period (2015-2025) not all humans were so accepting of the peace, as the skirmishes worsened the already monumental suffering and hardship experienced by humanity in the wake of the 2015 Rift Crisis. Where the hardship was worst, anti-UN and xenophobic unrest sprung up, sowing more chaos, suffering and giving birth to dozens of extremist groups during the time period.
Upon the re-establishment of stable governance in 2030, most of these organizations had fallen out of power, except for a handful of xenophobic organizations that opposed peaceful relations with the other dimensions.
The most powerful of these groups is known as Kerberos; named after the multiheaded hound that guarded the Gates to the Underworld in Greek mythology, protecting mortals from the horrors that lurked within.
Their leadership is secret, their support is shadowy but persistent and their influence is frighteningly ominous. The only thing certain about them are their goals: they pursue the advancement of humanity in every field, working towards the final goal of one day destroying or subjugating the peoples of all other dimensions, at any cost.
The United Nations Federation considers them a terrorist organization, and one of the greatest threats to inter-dimensional peace that exist today.
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Kerberos ============================ Organization Type: De-centralized, inter-dimensional, covert-ops human-supremacist terrorist group -- Organization Head: Unknown. Suspected to be among the economic and political elite of human society. --------------------------------------------------- Founding: Unknown --------------------------------------------------- Strengths: Ideology has broad appeal to humans who are suspicious of the other races, as well as humans who have lost loved ones to fighting during the First Contact Conflict. This garners the group anonymous but numerous supporters amoung those disatisfied with the Federation and the peace with the other races. --Political: Kerberos is thought to wield a frightening amount of influence in some of the Regional Assemblies and nominal influence in Global Parliament by blackmail, career assasination and providing financial backing to members that support their views. Civilian and military investigators screen election candidates and periodically screen sitting members of the UN and national governments to mitigate Kerberos influence. -- Military: Unknown. Most Kerberos bases in UN territory have been exposed and destroyed. It is suspected that Kerberos has facilities in the outer regions of the Rift Zones, or in rural areas in the other dimensions. - Economic: Estimated in billions of dollars per year; from anonymous donors, controlling stakes in private enterprise, investment, and from numerous suspected shell companies around the world/in other dimensions (5 have been exposed and shut down in the last 7 years by Federation authorities). --------------------------------------------------- Recent activity: Kerberos has not claimed responsibility for any major incidents or attacks in recent times. They typically act through other like-minded extremist groups.
Notable crimes (perpetrated by either Kerberos or one of its allies):
- The 2056 Portal Hub Raids: Approximately 2,000 civilian casualties were reported, and all travel and trade through the portals was temporarily locked down. Security forces repelled or killed most of the attackers. Surviving Kerberos operatives took their own lives or died in captivity due to suicide implants.
- Other alleged crimes include: --- An attempted break-in at a Department of Statistics and Cyber-security facility in Australia. --- Assassination attempt on Secretary-General Kjartan Ingstad (predecessor of Ricardo de los Santos). --- Attempted assasination of Araian Chief Emissary, Miriel Nelmirthar. --- Successful assasination of a Regional Assembly Presidential candidate, Şule Usmanbaş. --- Synchronized raids on several UNDF installations. --- Failed raid on a Department of Defence Research Lab (Scientists kept safe, but some defence-technology was stolen). --- Defence industry espionage against Federation-backed firms. --- Failed bombing of a Ryushin embassy in North America. --- Numerous kidnappings of influential individuals or their loved ones.
After the terrorist attacks in Los Angles and Chicago immediately proceeding the 2008 presidential elections, the alternative media was again suspicious that the American Government was complicit in the attacks.
In response, and in an attempt to stop "political hate speech" the new administration in conjunction with DHS proceeded to implement a long dormant portion of the Patriot Act. This was done under the guise of "...insuring factual and accurate information dispersal to the public". Their motto, "Authority is truth, We are the Authority".
This effectively consolidated all control of media outlets in the country. These included all major television and radio stations, newspapers as well as all Internet service providers ([link]).
Thus in 2010 the United States Department of Media Management was born (making public for the first time the existence of Operation Mockingbird [link])...or as it was known by those who dared report the truth..."The Ministry of Propaganda"
This is not a new world. It is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advancements and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super states that proceeded it, it has one iron rule: logic is an enemy and truth is a menace. We are citizens of this state but will soon have to be eliminated because we are built out of flesh and because we have minds....
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Title - Snake Media - Poster Method - Photoshop CS4, Self Made - Photographic Textures Dimensions - 12x18 Inches Timeframe - 10+ HRS Client - Personal Project
DESCRIPTION Inspired by the game "Snake" This poster shows the snake consuming the world. The radiating lines enforcing the endless pursuit. The shape of the mouth was made to imitate that of a coffin. Giving the idea that this is where the world ends!
Snake is a video game concept which originated during the late 1970s in arcades. The name applies to the general game design; the original was not named Snake, and there is no definitive version of the game. Its simplicity has led to many implementations of the Snake concept. After it became the standard pre-loaded game on Nokiamobile phones in 1998, there was a resurgence of interest in the game as it found a larger audience.
The player controls a dot, square, or object on a bordered plane. As it moves forward, it leaves a trail behind, resembling a moving snake. In some games the end of the trail is in a fixed position, so the snake continually gets longer as it moves. In another common scheme the snake has a specific length, so there is a moving tail a fixed number of units away from the head. The player loses when the snake runs the screen border, a trail, or another obstacle.
A while back I was working with a Tea Party group to design a logo that represented the idea of engaged citizens keeping a watchful eye on it's leaders...
With this in mind, I wanted to create something that was reminiscent of a neighborhood watch logo. I wanted to use significant symbology so it had real meaning for people. Something that was visceral, something people could latch on to and explain to others with ease rather than something that sounded esoteric or even pretentious. So, I used a shield with an eye in the center with 3 stars set on top.
The shield often represents power, authority and protection, in this case protection from the intrusions of an ever increasing Federal government.
Each of the three stars represents one of the three branches of our government - Executive, Judicial & Legislative.
The eye represents the collective eye of "we the people" keeping a close watch on all three of those branches.
The phrase "are watching you" is a reference to George Orwell's book 1984 with it's phrase "Big Brother is watching you" but instead of Big Brother watching us, this lets Big Brother know that we are now watching him. The phrase is now "WE THE PEOPLE ARE WATCHING YOU" hopefully turning the whole paradigm upside down.
This is one of the proposed logos, my favorite actually. Now that I think about it, I probably should have used a different font for the sub-line.
Nothing has been decided yet so I probably shouldn't have posted this...however, I get the feeling nothing will actually come of this...