A hunting accident lodged a large fragment of a white-tailed deer antler into her skull when she was two years old, compromising the integrity of the rear of her left cerebrum and cerebellum. While this affects her primary memory storage due to the damage to the parietal lobe of her brain, it also reduces her logic with regards to numbers and visuospacial processing. Her brain often confuses sensory input, causing her to either sense things that aren't there or to completely ignore certain stimuli. (Basically, this means she hears voices and runs into trees with relative frequency...haha.)
The antler passes through the facial and oculomotor nerve, disrupting some signals that pass to her face and mouth, often slurring her speech and either exaggerating or diminishing her facial expressions. She often wears a dopey smile because of this, regardless of her mindset. The compromised oculomotor nerve, and thus the neglected levator palpebrae, makes it difficult to open her damaged left eye, and her right eye occasionally unfocuses and wanders involuntarily. Her left ear is unable to rotate from its fixed upright position due to the antler impaling it.
Once a remarkably intelligent individual, Noah is now an unpredictable and illogical basketcase. Her confusion of stimuli gives her a sort of physically-induced schizophrenia that comes and goes without warning, and she has lost most of her concept of numbers and the passage of time. Once a cynical, calculating hunter, shes become a gentle and primarily harmless creature that takes delight in the company of others, and is excited when she actually remembers someone. However, shes known to have random, violent spells of recollection when she resembles her old selfresulting in confusion, frustration and occasionally aggression when she realizes what shes become due to her life-changing injury. Unfortunatelyor fortunatelyshe always eventually reverts to her brain-damaged self.
My new OC! =3 It's official--I'm unable to have a normal character. She was going to be my normal one. So much for that. -_-
Adobe Photoshop CS1. Clocked at 5-6 hours.
Noah is MINE. Not that anyone would steal this freak...I'm just sayin. Do not use her, play her, claim her as your own, or apply her design to one of your own characters.
Its been a while since I've posted a "Life's A Chibi". I had this image in my sketch book for a while and now I just finished coloring it. I did this image after playing some fighting games online as well as watching youtube videos of video game tournaments, seeing how some people react when either winning or losing. Video game tournaments is like a small subculture where if you can't handle the way people act and treat you ( can't handle the heat ), you shouldn't bother joining and expect to be chewed out if you lose.I guess you can say I did this image out of mild frustration due to the rant I posted. Sometimes I play and watch competitive video games tournaments ( mostly fighting ) on youtube. It's surprising how boastful and insulting the winners can be towards the losing player(s) and how frustrated/violent the losers can be.
Some games I've play online have live chats turned on while doing the match. All I could hear on the other side of the receiver is trash talking and unnecessary insults coming from the victor. No "Good Game" or "Nice Match" or any kind compliment ever came from most of the winner's I've played online. It made me think about how their life is like when they are not playing video games. Even in online matches that don't have live chat feeds, you can still know when the winner is being bragging by how he plays his character near the end of the fight by the way he plays.
During my years at working in a video game store in downtown Boston with live public consoles for people to play, whenever I see someone playing a video game in a group or competitively, whether its a fighting game or racing game or even a sports game, the amount of trash talk, insults, frustration and soon vulgar fighting shouldn't exist. It gets to the point where they bring real "tournament" outside and see who will bleed first in a fist fight. During my time there, I've noticed different types of "bragging" competitive victors:
The Charismatic Know it All type: To the "charismatic" players, who thinks they know everything, thinks that the other player is just a challenger that needed to put in his place. When those charismatic player's win, is a long stream of sighs, disapproving shaking of the head, "you should have done this and that", "you can't play", "you are a waste of my time", etc.
The Loud yelling and Dancing type: Is much like the Charismatic type except he doesn't restrain himself from his victory over a simple match. Yet he dancing, yells in your face, how he brags that he is a tournament champion from a distant land, and tries to crush any sense of pride and respect you have.
The Silently Insulting type: The Silent winners are those who uses their gameplay as a way to insult you by trolling, giving you no wiggle room to do anything, taunts in game, and when the game is over he doesn't acknowledge your presents and shrugs/shoos you off without any respect and/or talks trash under his breath.
In that small store, these players get a reputation on being a skilled-asshole player. Me being the one who lost to such players over a period of times and hearing them talk on and on about how bad I was, I couldn't help but feel sad for that player. If he treats people who are not as good as him in something that bad, what about other people around him, even friends and family.
"...the winner should not act like a bragging ass." Some people would argue against this. In any competitive game/match, the winner has the right to boast and brag all he wants about his triumphant victory. Different people celebrate in different ways. Seeing how they react to a victory shows the type of person they are inside:
- the kind player who shakes hands with you and says two simple words "Thank you", "Good Game", "Nice Match", "Awesome Skills", etc. and maybe wishes to play you again in a friendly match.
- or the kind that tries to make you break by throwing insults at you and treating you like your defeat doesn't matter.
In heated crowded tournaments, one needs to be loud and try to steal the spot light from another. Its part of the atmosphere. Some can't help but slide to that level, and others use it as an excuse to be an asshole.
If you are ever against a players who boasts and brags about his victory over you and/or talks trash to you, it is best to take a deep breath, stay calm and remain quiet. Your hurt reaction aids their right to continue to be an ass. Don't Feed The Troll! Remember that there can't be a winner without a loser and even the LOSERS are WINNERS. How so? You gain KNOWLEDGE. Whenever you lose to someone who is better than you at a game, you learn from your mistake and continue onward to try to get better. Some winners don't bother increasing their skills since they think that they are at the top of the mountain. Or if you want to have a good laugh, think of the bragging winner as a clown performer, trying to give you a show on how stupid one could be. Its like watching a cartoon gag.
All in all: BE THE BETTER WINNER! Show respect to the one who loses. Your simple kind act and gesture shows that you think of others around you and know that they are just as important in your victory as your own skills.