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Dark Souls: Effing Cats by karniz Dark Souls: Effing Cats by karniz
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Drawn: December 2011
Program: Pen & Paint Shop Pro
From: Karniz's Many Deaths in Dark Souls, series.
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So was I the only one freaked out by the giant cats?!
I mean, they're not scary or anything. I just didn't like how they 1: ) TRY TO BODYSLAM YOU; 2: ) HAVE GIANT MOUTHS; 3: ) CAUSED MY FATBOY PS3'S FPS TO SLOW TO A CRAWL?
[Might just be me... hmm...?]

Anyway.
Part 1 to my ordeal with the cats. I GET NEW ARMOR SOON!

I have a new thing on my Tumblr, great for those wondering where I am currently in the game, since the comics are not done in real-time [I was a little behind...]
Click here to see my progress page!

If you enjoy my Dark Souls comics, please visit my Tumblr for more!

Please keep your comments about the illustration.
Art by Donna Brown. Character(s) from From Software/Dark Souls. All rights reserved.
Please do not copy, use [icons, avatars, etc.], reproduce, or redistribute the art for any reason other than personal use.
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:icondarkslyer7raven:
darkslyer7raven Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
ah those cats! they destoryed me! I mean I managed to kill 1 in the 1st encounter but damn, they turned me to minced meat! O_O

but I came back later with level5 gravelord sword, that sure tamed those kittehs XD

I know your pain bro, I know your pain...
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:iconxyureix:
XYureiX Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Writer
Ahahahah... Almost the same happened to me - I was wondering around the woods, then I saw that freaking yellow eyes. Suddenly something really huge start running up to me. I've panicked and died :D
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:iconanimanga21:
AniManga21 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Those cats scared the shit out of me. First, I thought it was Alvina for some reason, then it fucking started doing Blanka Balls at me.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahhahahhahahahahahahaa...
never thought of it as Blanka Balls...
... how appropriate and GREAT!
/rolls around giggling
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:iconintothecaramelfrappe:
IntoTheCaramelFrappe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You know Karniz, i've been watching your work as an observer. You really have the best way of illustrating character's emotions through facial expressions thus the artwork is splendid with detail without it throwing off what we're looking at. Please keep doing your best, you have my support good sir :)
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/blushes
Thank you muchly~
For this artist, your words are greatly appreciated... ^w^;;
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:iconjosiahkf:
Josiahkf Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great artwork. god those cats are the worst mob in game, tied with the skeleton wheels lol
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:iconjehrico:
Jehrico Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
lol, i took a pot shot at one with my Dragon Slayer bow... Worst thing to do lol all three of them just ganged up XD, i got to the bridge behind the tree line and picked them off
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:iconyuuki-takaya:
yuuki-takaya Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nah just stay out of reach of them and they wont reach you even with body slam. how could i explain
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:iconknutern:
knutern Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
do not drop your guard at any point in the game, attack only when the enemy is open, use every chance you got, but dont be reckless, if you die dont get angry, cause you learn their pattern little by little and in the end master it.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment(s), but I do have to ask - do you actually have a comment about the illustration(s)/comic(s) itself?
It's sort of condescending to disregard the illustration outright and only post a strategy comment instead - especially since I am not asking for hints or tips for the game?
Plus, as of right now I've already beaten it [April 2012, in fact] Anywho. Thank you for your understanding!
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:iconjay-kuro-seizen:
Jay-Kuro-Seizen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those.....cats....HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNGHHSEFGSEFESFSFEFSFSEF.





Yeah they got me too.
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:icongoldsutyoutube:
goldsutyoutube Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
lol back to the bon fire..
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:iconcorraye007:
Corraye007 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
No surrender, no retreat, and apparently no mercy either. Keep fighting!
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:iconshade6341:
shade6341 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I feel your pain.. The first words out of my mouth after being trampled by these oh so lovely creatures was "GIANT MONKEY RATS??!" Nearly scared the piss outta me.
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:iconigotsmeakabob11:
igotsmeakabob11 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I know the feeling...
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:icondarkiscool2:
darkiscool2 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
those are cats??!!! i saw it from a distance and thought it was a rat
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Giant. Effing. Cats...
Giant. Effing. ROLLING LIKE A BALL AT YOU TO KILL/MAIM YOU. Cats.

Only in Dark Souls. ♥
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:icondarkiscool2:
darkiscool2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
well i killed one then 2 more appeared so i ran like hell the cats are nothing compared to the wolf though
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:iconmegabust-triixster:
Megabust-Triixster Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Those cats are going sonic the hedgehog on you lol XD
One of the big 'WTF is this!?' in this game
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:iconarmoredcrustacean:
ArmoredCrustacean Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No I too was greatly surprised by those cats, lol. I tried to kill them and then it rolled at me and killed me. -_- haha I've said it before but I love your comics! :)
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:iconmeep-inc:
Meep-inc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
but a beautiful glitch non the less :)
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's awesome! Very cool work, and great panel layout! :D
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:iconscigz17:
scigz17 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Quick questions:
1.)Have you found Dusk of Oolacile?

2.)How far have you ventured into the Catacombs?

3.)Do you have the Chaos fireball?

4.)Do you want advice on Ornestien & Smough?
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:iconseejus:
Seejus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i could help you with these questions... :D
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Answer:
Please refer to a gaming site if you have questions concerning the strategy of a game.
If you find my answer inadequate, please remember that this is an online art gallery website, and I'd prefer if your comments pertained to my artwork and not just the game I'm illustrating.
Thank you.
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:iconscigz17:
scigz17 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Alright
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:iconkawaiidchan:
kawaiidchan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha yea i lagged a lot wit the cats too, but they would get stuck in the trees n i would just blastem, they died quick - but i admit they were a huge pain in the ass n kinda freaky. good thing they didnt respawn!
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:iconlazycrazyartist:
LazyCrazyArtist Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
These cats were just plain horrifying the first time I saw them.
First thing I saw was a giant black mass coming at me at a strange speed. The next second I was on my way to the bonfire, dead in 1 hit.
The 2nd attempt I fought it head on, then its two buddies came out of nowhere & one of em frikkin ate me alive!
The 4th (the 3rd was too sad to mention) attempt I somehow burned the last 2 to a crisp with 1 chaos fireball. Needless to say, Im happy they didnt respawn. And then I met the mushrooms....

Also, have you fought Dark Sun yet? Id love to see your experience with that ragefest on here.
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:iconlorddraco3:
LordDraco3 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's pretty suprising the first time you meet them, I think everyone WTF's when they realize they are fighting a big mean Sonic and get spindashed D:

Sucks even more to get EATEN. D:

Sucks even MORE when you kill that one and TWO more show up D:

Also, in case you didn't know: [link]
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha, the first time I heard that low growl, I ran back into the trees. It was really sad.
Took too friggin long to fight them though, did your PS3 go to shit when the two joined in the fight? But only during the spining stage?
Sonic. Haha. I like that.

@ Themes: Boobs. Nuff' said.
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:iconlorddraco3:
LordDraco3 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't recall any worse slowdown than, say, Blighttown, which seems to be the laggiest place in the game.

I can't wait for the rest. Excited for the Stone Dragon, Quelaan, and Nito especially. At least, I hope that's what those 3 covenent themes will feature.
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:iconversus-victor:
versus-victor Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I killed then with arrows from a long distance... not very amazing but it work.
If it was just one. Or even two of them it would be ok. but tree is too much!
Coward long distance killing mode on.
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XerxesBlack Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
haha i hate them so much. when i first saw them i had a tank will a giant shield and was like "Oh i can block that giant thing tumbling at me-- OH MY GOD!" as he bypassed my block and sent me flying. sadness.
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:icondigital-ashes:
Digital-Ashes Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is a trick to fighting them. One: they don't go past the tress, two: you can get them stuck. On that little slope their is kind of a dent to your right and right behind it is a tree. It's part of the slope but you can only go halfway up for some reason. The same problem applies to the cats. Try and get them to roll into that tree in front of the dent and they get stuck and can't get out. They won't attack either so just beat hell out of them or scorch them with fireballs. Only one cat per glitch, though. So kill it fast before the others appear. Then rinse and repeat.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm already well past the cats, please refer to a handy progress chart I've made here to see my progress in the game.
But thank you for your input, alas please remember that this is a place to showcase my illustrations - not to discuss strategy, if I need help with the game I'll refer to GameFAQ's or the Dark Souls Wiki.
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:icondigital-ashes:
Digital-Ashes Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I'm sorry. I was just pointing out a handy glitch I ran into on my first play through. Did not mean any harm nor insult.
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BoywithHat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student
Evil, evil .... and multiplying Kitties ... :stare:

But the enhanced Zweihaender solves all problems! :dummy:

Btw. i like you style ... one of my fav´s! Well done!
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankee! I keep telling myself to do more serious art for this game rather than my more simplistic cheap EZ comic style. ^ ^;;
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:iconboywithhat:
BoywithHat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student
:lol: ... yeah,but the "simplistic cheap EZ comic style" going fast from the hand, is really dynamic ... and make so much fun!

... and invade your mind with the words "... more EZ sketchy Comic-Fun .... moooore! NOAW!!!" :stare:

... but both sides of your work are great. :dummy:
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:icondezfezable:
Dezfezable Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Kitties!

...This must be how Smidgen views the world, and herself. Possibly Cinnamon too, seeing as how she ran full speed into the food bowl and smashed food everywhere for no reason. And punched my foot.
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:iconkarniz:
karniz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha! I bet! Crazy Smidge... ♥
Check this out. [link]
Fast-forward to about 6:50 - that's where the cats happen. Terrible, terrible cats...
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:icondezfezable:
Dezfezable Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011   Digital Artist
*watches video* Yeah that's pretty much how Smidge views herself. Bwahahahaha!
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