Or as someone said: "This is not any cosplay, it's ZEE cosplay!"
This is a group cosplay of me and my friends from Gamescom 2012 in cologne. We had lots of fun talking to people. I made a point of strolling trough the arena like I owned the place, recruiting minions wherever I went!
It was freaking HOT in thoose, btw......
Captain Snippy Pilot Engie
Romantically Apocalyptic and all it's characters belong to If you don't know it already, go read it NOW at [link]
P.S. If you liked this one, have a look at the second picture and it's embeded youtube video [link]
And thus zee captain commanded all his faithfull minions to go and dance for the sake of the universe! And so it was done. Than he looked at it and was pleased, with what he perceived, so he spoke the words "It is good"and it was good.
I think snippy very much liked the idea of dancing. He even won! Zee captain was very pleased with his dedication!
Today Captain order Snippy and Pilot to teach me how to use a firearm. Out of all the bizarre missions he has ever given us, this is the only one that seems….normal… I don’t like it. But the earlier mission he gave me was crazy, and also… a bit life changing. Okay alright I’ll admit it, my soul got so scare it left me behind, leaving my body as bait. Maybe I should start in the beginning. It all began in the brink of dawn when I was rudely woken up by Captain and drag forceful from the others to hide behind a rock. -----------------------------
Jester: *yawn* Why are we here? Captain: I sense danger a-foot! Jester: Then why did you bring me? Snippy and Pilot know how to fight. I don’t.
He covers where my mouth would have been if not for the disturbance of my gas mask. He pointed to the empty gray wasteland. I zone out and stare at nothing. Well there was something, a few buildings in the distant, run down shops, a half blown up car, a strange big worm heading straight for us, a skeleton talking on his or her broken cellular phone probably arguing about- WAIT! WHAT?!
I saw a giant worm in the distant and it was crawling towards us as a pretty fast rate. How can it even see us?
Captain: Yoo-Hoo!! Photoshop my beautiful girl! Zee Captain has a treat for you!
Jester: SAY WHAT?! D:>
Captain grabs my shoulders, and with surprising strength, threw me at the worm “Photoshop”. I landed on the ground with a thud right in front of the worm. I look up at it in shock. From my angle it seems to be smiling at me, and drool fell off its many teeth.
Jester: Oh hell to the no
------------------------ Sniper POV
It was cold this morning, and the first thing I notice was that the Captain wasn’t here. Pilot is still sleeping close to where the Captain had slept the night before. Something else was missing too. I saw a green book bag. Before I could touch it, a loud girly like scream cut through the silent and made me and Pilot jump.
Pilot: THE CAPTAIN IS IN TROUBLE!!!
He dash fast towards the sound. I ran after him. We saw Captain standing on a big rock, drinking his tea and looking down at something at a distant. We heard him shouting at someone below him.
Captain: Don’t scream like a little school boy! Fight till death Ms. Jester!
Pilot and I scramble up to the Captain to see what was wrong and what I saw was Jester running for his life from the hungry worm. Is that Photoshop? I believe it was, because it was wearing the collar that Pilot and Captain put on her before she had gotten loose.
Jester: YOU TWO FACE ASS-HOLE!! YOU WOKE ME UP FOR THIS?!?! D:<
Captain: How silly of you! I only have one face Ms. Jester.
Jester: STOP CALLING ME THAT AND HELP ME!!!
Sniper: H-hang on, I am coming down!
I began to climb down the rock but Captain then shouted:
Captain: Pilot, code-Blue lemonade. Sniper: AH!!
Pilot jump on me and pin me to the ground.
Sniper: ARE YOU CRAZY?!? HE NEEDS OUR HELP!
Captain: Nonsense Mr. Snippy, everyone in my army can defend themselves! She is doing just fine on her own. Look!
Snippy look at Jester who was now taken refuge on top of a half blown up car swinging a pipe at the Photoshop who was trying to chomp his leg.
----------------------------- Jester POV
To die before breakfast is no pleasant way to start a day, well at least for me.
Captain: Ms. Jester!
I turn to see my group on the big rock. A struggling Snippy pin down by Pilot and Captain who was drinking his tea, shouting at me.
Captain: Here’s Snippy’s gun!
I saw Captain threw Snippy’s gun at me. It landed a few feet away from me and Photoshop worm. We both stare at it, then at each other. I bolted towards the gun as fast as I could with the worm behind me.
The gun seem so far away, time slow down for some reason and I started to have flash backs. Everything was a blur. All I saw was a big tree in a middle of a field. As I grab the gun I took position to shoot the worm. I thought out loud.
Jester: I don’t remember that.
Big teeth were coming at me. I pull the trigger.
Out of bullets.
All I saw next was white.
Captain: Ms. Jester! Pay attention!
I snapped out from my trance from the early morning events. My group and I were somewhere else, far from the worm Photoshop. I turn to see Captain staring at me, and drinking his tea.
Jester: Sorry Captain. I was just replaying the events from this morning.
Captain: There is no time for your romantic movies! There’s training to do!
He walks off pointing his finger to the sky rambling something about ships and French girls.
I don’t remember how I got out there alive. But I do remember waking up in our hideout with Snippy wrapping my arm in bandages. He told me I got bit on the arm and pass out. Captain had send Pilot to fetch me. Pilot was watching Snippy bandaging me and said that I didn’t pass the Captain’s test. He also said I was a useless shoe and Captain would never like me. Snippy pushed him out of the room and told me that it was the Captain’s fault for putting me in that situation. I felt angry but I didn’t say a word. I almost die without giving the worm a decent fight. And what was worst was that my flash back was nothing but a fake, it came from my made up drawings in my sketchbook. There hasn’t been grass or trees for years, even before the fallout. I think I have lost my memories without realizing it.
So that’s what where we are now. In the middle of a dead city, with my group, and Captain ordering Snippy and Pilot to teach me how to use a gun since I fail to defend myself.
Captain: In mien army my minions should know what to do in order to survive! You boob cannot even use a gun.
Captain stares down at me. I stare upward and realize how small I was compare to Captain. Maybe just a few inches but I still felt somewhat irritated and ashamed from that. But NO WAY IN HELL was I going to let Captain make me feel bad. I need my confidence. After my sketchbook, it's all I have left.
Jester: Listen, I try to defend myself but I wasn’t prepared for this!
Captain: Life is full of zee unexpected things! Zee life is like a beautiful harsh mistress; she shall never give you mercy. Only zee Captain has that privilege.
Jester: Whut? ._.
Captain: Walk with your glorious captain.
He places a hand on my shoulder and we began to walk. Snippy and Pilot follow along.
Captain: My dear, my minions must use their greatest talents to complete zee missions that I dispose on them; otherwise you shall be a failure to all the citizens of Captaina.
Annoyed, I interrupted him.
Jester: Before you start talking about life purposes and the birds and bees, the reason I fail because YOU hand me a gun without checking if there was any bullets, which THERE WASN’T ANY!!
The Captain waves his hand around at me in a girly fashion.
Captain: Zee Captain never fails! I took out the ammo out on the night before your mission.
Jester &Snippy: WHAT?! D:<
Sniper: ARE YOU SERIOUS?! If the gun had bullets Jester wouldn’t have gotten hurt!! How can you be so reckless?!
Captain: I wanted to see what Ms. Jester would do if she had obtained a gun without bullets. I also didn’t want her to hurt my beloved Photoshop.
I scramble out of his grip.
Jester: First of all, stop calling me Miss! Second! I never ever use a gun before! Even out of random I never pick up a gun before! I had been surviving just from running away! And third, I AM NOT A FAILURE! So can’t I just go back to the hideout and draw?
Captain shoves a hand gun into my hands and gives me a shove.
Captain: Have fun!
He hops away as I held on the gun with shaky hands. I have never been so angry at Captain. That is it! I am going to prove to him that I am capable of doing this. No one calleds Jester a failure! But even with this over the top and beyond confidence I was also nervous.
Why should I be nervous? Be brave! BE STRONG! Don’t act weak! But why can’t I hold this dam gun straight?! I suddenly have hard time breathing. I try to loosening my scarf. What’s wrong with me?!
Sniper: Are you okay?
I nodded and quickly reply.
Jester: Yeah am good, GOOD, just dandier then a peach in a peach tree whatever that is. Hey snippy boy is it hot here? I feel like its a thousand degrees! What’s wrong with all of you?! Aren’t you all HOT?!
Pilot, Sniper and Captain just stare at me. I mumble to myself holding my gun.
Jester: Am fine, I am alright, act cool. Just aim for… that trash can over there.
I position myself. My hands were still shaking. I remember the picture books I look in long ago with men with fancy pants and big hats carrying small fancy guns. I’ll just do what they do. I hold the gun close to my face to look through the small hole on my gun and aim for the trash can.
Sniper: Jester you shouldn’t-
Captain: Silent Mr. Snippy. Sniper: Hey you told us we were supposed to be teaching him!
I ignore Snippy and Captain’s conversation as I held my breath and squeeze the trigger.
The noise was unexpectedly loud and I didn’t hold the gun strong enough and from the force of the bullet it pushes the gun back and hit me in the face.
Jester: OW!! DX Snippy: are you okay?
I rub my face, getting angry. First try at a gun and I already look bad.
Jester: No, I am not okay. Sniper: You have to hold the gun firmly otherwise the gun is going to fly from your hands.
I snap. Jester: I CAN USE A GUN SNIPPY! ALRIGHT!?
I pointed the gun at them. Sniper freeze and Pilot shield Captain.
Pilot: HOW DARE YOU, YOU SMALL SHOE!! POINTING THAT AT THE CAPTAIN!! O:<
I suddenly got so angry.
Jester: I AM NOT SMALL AND STOP DEFENDING HIM!! HE ALMOST KILLED ME!! HE’LL PORABALY KILL YOU IF HE HAD THE MIND TOO!!
Pilot: He would NEVER DO THAT!!
Sniper: Jester! Stop !
Snippy look at me with his angry eyes. I suddenly feel sick. I drop the gun and fell to the ground, my hands in my face shaking my head around, still angry.
Jester: I am sorry; I don’t want to learn anymore. Just leave me alone. Please... just leave me alone...
Everyone was silent for moment.
Captain: How handy!
I look up. Jester: Huh?
Captain walk towards me, he grabs the gun and bend down to look at me.
Captain: For now, you must learn how to hold zee gun like a fine sexy man.
Snippy face palm while Pilot nodded his head at approval. When I didn’t respond Captain grabs my hand and place the gun back in my hand. I stared at those purple eyes, confused. He stood up and walks away leaving me on the ground. What did the Captain mean by “handy”? Is the Captain messing with my brain? Snippy walks towards me and helps me up.
Sniper: Listen, you don’t have to learn if you don’t want to, give me the gun.
Captain: Mr. Snippy! I need your lovely assistance!
Captain: Obey your Captain SNIPPY! Pilot would take care of Ms. Jester while you’re with me!
I look at the gun at my hand. I *sigh* behind my mask, feeling a little calmer. I patted Snippy’s arm.
Jester: That’s okay Snippy. Thanks. I’ll be more careful I promise.
He nodded at me and walks off. Pilot stares at Snippy, looking angry. He walks towards me and hold up his hand gun. It looks like a toy.
Pilot: Try to imagine that all of targets you don’t shoot are Captain and all the bad targets as Snippy. You shoot at all the Snippys.
------------------------- Sniper POV
Captain didn’t have a mission for me, thank you god. Well it was still a mission. Captain order me to sit with him and watch Pilot teach Jester. Jester was holding the tip of the gun confused while Pilot waves his fake toy gun around. I am worry about Jester.
I never seen him acted like that before. He seems so quiet, always looking at the bright side and drawing way too much things in his notebook. But it look likes Jester has this strong stubbornness problem. Plus he looked scared holding a gun. Maybe it brought some unwanted memories from his past? But how could that be when Jester told him he doesn’t remember much from his past. So maybe it was more of a bad dream, a deep tragic hidden memory he can’t remember. Captain sips his tea and sigh.
Captain: What a lovely view.
I glare at him. I hate the Captain for putting Jester through that. All that he accomplished was scaring Jester. What was he trying to prove? At that moment as if Captain had heard my question, he answer.
Captain: Zee wastelands are no place for a lady.
I rolled my eyes.
Sniper: For the last time! Jester is a boy.
Captain: Yes, and I am a big handsome French soldier.
Sniper: Wait what? D:/
Captain: Jester’s ability to keep fighting is useful to zee army. Her skills of image copying my glorious sexiness are quite useful but for now Jester must learn how to shot like a fine sexy minion. Like you Mr. Snippy.
And he said no more sipping his tea from his straw while I give him my angry and disturbed look at him. I look back Jester, thinking.
Maybe captain was right in a way. Not the lady part, but the part of giving Jester lessons. Some sense of awareness. Or maybe preparing Jester for the worst most insane mission that Captain would come up with that would leave us all to our doom.
Jester has enough sane-ness that he can actually stand. He doesn’t want Captain and Pilot to poke around Jester’s brain and turning him to some insane killing machine always doing crazy things.
Jester right now was pointing his gun at a tin can on the ground. He seems to be talking to it.
Jester: Yeah, what you got? I got a gun! Am not scared of you! Yeah! You know what I’m going to do? Huh? HUH?! I Am gonna blow your head off! What are you going to do about it? That’s right! YOU CAN’T DO NOTHING!! Because I am the MASTER! Master of…um… guns! No, master of blowing your face off!
Then I saw Pilot threw another tin can at him shouting in a squeaky voice.
Pilot: ATTACK THE SMALL SHOE!
The tin can hit Jester’s head and he fell to the ground too dramatically.
Jester: AH! I am sorry!! I didn’t mean to threaten you! Just take my money and don’t hurt me!! DX
Guns don’t seem so great in Jester’s hands. He needs a pen and just continued to draw random things. He seems more harmless that way, and less crazy.
I rewrote this three time. Wow. It's funny because I haven't wrote something like this in a really long time. So this is nice, brushing up on my storytelling skills. With words rather then pictures. XD I hope you enjoy the story!
Also for the gender of Jester....I have no idea yet. But I guess he is a boy! I think...
Christophorus Hatchenson A.K.A. PILOT - Missing since ////////// (scratched information). - Shows irrational behavior and may act violent if you don't agree with him on the belief that Zee Captain is the messiah. - Handle carefully. - Wears green googled pilot attire. - May carry a stuffed puffin. - May be talking to puffin mentioned earlier.
I did this artwork for Snippy from vk.com (id mr_snippy) Cauze I just wanted to: a) give him a present, cause he made my day today b) do finally something about RA. My lovely lovely lovely thing. But I always had no time for artworks I Wanted to do. I just needed to study and work for a money. ENOUGH!
and finally I just wanted to make something good after my long "vacation" here. I loooove to draw portraits. And RA means a lot for me. As too. He's great artist. and, to be honest, maybe somebody thinks, he's just good artist and illustrator, but he's my lovely artist. Cause of his "dreaminism". He creates World I see. World I see every morning, every walk, every trip, every second of my life. He just can draw things I... always knew, always understood, as I felt, when I saw his "machinery of the stars" (his first artwork I saw). There's no more artists there and anywhere, who can capture this "reality" so close to another side of this reality. I don't actually know, Who am I. Don't know, who I will become. I just know, that RA is the one and only reason, Why I Can Draw. When I saw comic about billboard, I decided, that it will be very cool, if I'll just try to draw better. than I could that time. That time... Lol. Long time ago. I drew like a child =___=. Actually I was just schoolchild that time. Now I'm in university. Now I'm an artist. Better than anybody in this university. I have orders, works. People, who work with me, Love me and my arts. In Every work I do I try to become better and better. And forever Alexiuss will be some kind of guiding light in this race with myself.
Of course, I'm not as good as he is. And I have ho refs or something to make it easier. So maybe I have some problems with proportions. But I really tried to make this Snippy perfect.
It's all PS CS5. I used 3 textures for wall (2) and for window (1). 4 different brushes and all my brain. Time? hmmm... this evening. actually, I did "third" version of Snippy's gas-mask. Suddenly, huh. But I don't want to mark it as a mistake. I think, it looks nice. Just forgot, how to draw nose for the second one (from which I remember only filters I like so much, cause I have the same on my own gas-mask)
bonus version with different coloring. Just love it. But it's not "right" coloring for RA at all. [link]
He was a headhunter and now he has a split personality. Sometimes he becomes an insane genius killer machine but he doesn't hurt his fellows. Normally he is kind and this time his googles is completely black . He doesn't talk much. Hunter sketch: [link] Hunter and Snippy: [link]
Hunter by me _______________________________________________________________________________________ IF YOU FAVE HIM THEN YOU CAN GIVE A CHANCE HUNTER TO WIN (Winner choosen by Favs and DA Poll Vote) _______________________________________________________________________________________
I'm sorry I haven't posted any new pics lately. This little comic has been lying around on my pc for around 3 weeks now as well. I either didn't have enough time or due to health problems not the desire to finish anything. But now it's done.