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War is over...
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Out of the Fog.
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Survived.
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Soldier.
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Once at the gym.
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Mercenary I
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Mercenary I
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Mercenaries.
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[Return to the Zone] - 33/33 - Epilog.
The events of the last few days had also left their mark on Nikolai. He drank more than he used to before and smoked much more than normal. Dreams tormented him... or memories? Why did he let himself be made an accomplice to the Zone? He thought about how it all began when he heard the song in his office. Why had he started to interfere? Was it really just for saving Ruslan's life back then, or was there more behind it? Was he perhaps just the bait? If so, what was the Zone? Even though he knew that most thoughts did not dissolve in alcohol, he continued to persistently try. What if all this had happened only in his head? Stress, substan
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[Return to the Zone] - 32/33 - the End.
...and Nikolai began to narrate: "She followed us, right, I noticed that. I mean, what did she imagin? She's not trained for that, did she think she could outsmart me? I had warned her not to follow us... But she didn't obey. For a while I thought I could take care of her, too, after all she was very close, but when we saw the controllers it was clear to me that it was only a matter of time. That's why I left you behind, for it should be easier for me to concentrate on her." "And why didn't you return? Why you didn't tell me?" "I should have done, you're right.  But I thought I could handle it. I went on, but then the monolith fighters became
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[Return to the Zone] - 31/33 - Perspective shift.
"What happened?" Valentine seemed upset, but Nikolai just looked at him. "What happened after you lost me?" Nikolai was still silent. "You knew she was following us, didn't you? Say, are you planning to answer me at some point, or do I have to tie you to a chair and beat you up?" "That hasn't worked before." "Ah, he speaks! ...are you telling me what happened now?" "No. I would prefer to keep that for myself." "Are you serious? Damn, you are serious? Listen to me, Nikolai, I will now tell you what I think happened, and I will also tell Makarov that when he asks, unless you tell me the truth, then I will help you make the version believable th
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[Return to the Zone] - 30/33 - Days are counted
Then came another evening when Nikolai was talkative. Somewhere he had gotten a bottle of Cognac. As tattered as the label was, I vividly imagined how he must have relieved the original owner from it. And he had two glasses, not quite suitable for a cultivated person, but quite good enough for the local conditions. Viktor and Valentine were not present. So it's been me, he wanted to invite... Some dreams I have had the last days came up again... "Sit down." He didn't say 'we have to talk', but it sounded clear enough somewhere between this two words. I sat down obediently. "You surely still have questions. Now is a good time to ask them." He
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[Return to the Zone] - 29/33 - About Valentine...
Valentine had lived in Bournemouth in the South of England. He had long served in a special unit of the British army and afterwards he had worked for private security companies. This had ultimately led him into the Zone. He did not want to and was not allowed to give details. How he had met Nikolai, he had already told us. I learned from him that he had been married and had a son. He was also divorced, which probably connected him with Nikolai. He told me that his son had given him the name, it had been his favorite character in a computer game, a detective who was actually a robot. The boy had found that very cool. I then wanted to know h
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Sketching, dry pastel, Masya
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Weathered Pines (Detail)
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Forests are burning ...
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Dark ages|Defeated
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They are coming
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Interview with a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 8/8
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Report from the Zone
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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • Deviant for 8 years
  • She / Her
My Bio
I started with drawing - not very successful, even painted with oil on canvasv (and even sold two pieces - I really don't know why) then went over to 3D rendering, what was a lot of fun. (and the best way to tell storys - what I always wanted)
I don't kno why I stopped...
For a while I dealt with photography, even made places in a few local (german/bavarian) competitions, and stood in front of the camera, too. ;)
Now I'back back for rendering - it's still a lot of fun... even more... :D
And I extended in writing. In combination a much better way of telling stories.

Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
BI2, Splin, Piknik, Iu-Piter, DDT, Kino, Nau, Alisa, ...
Favourite Writers
Strugatzkij, Lukianenko, Glukhovsky, Kafka, Lem...
Favourite Games
S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Metro, Fallout 4, Uncharted
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS4, PC

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PAVLIENHobbyist Digital Artist
ayy someone else that knows what metro is !
koshnikaHobbyist Digital Artist
:) I love the books an the games. ;)
PAVLIENHobbyist Digital Artist
theyre so good oml
McGastonHobbyist Digital Artist
I send a link to the picture that I want to register to competition: The pictures inspired by your work. :D
191206_Peculiarities_of_national_hunting by McGaston
koshnikaHobbyist Digital Artist
You should mention the original to, but nevertheless it'S in the Journal! 
Thanks alot! it's very funny - and the movie is really great. :)
LmAntStudent Digital Artist
Ich dacht ich schau mal vorbei und frag, wie es dir geht.
Vermutlich kurierst du dich immer noch aus?
Jedenfalls wünsch ich dir, dass alles gut verheilt und dass du ganz bald wieder voll einsatzbereit bist! :)
Liebe Grüße! :heart:
koshnikaHobbyist Digital Artist
:) Danke!
Ich kurier mich noch aus, mein rechter Arm ist einfach stillgelegt (nicht dass ich mich total dran halte...) aber ih muss den angenähten Sehnen einfach Zeit geben festzuwachsen....
Ausserdem ist es zu heiss zum rendern. :/
Und wie gehts dir so?
Sehr produktiv, wie ich sehe. 
Ichgendwann seh ich mich auhc noch alles an und lese. :)