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Vestiges of an Old Life by shadowfire-x Vestiges of an Old Life by shadowfire-x
My tentaspy, Maurice, again. HOLY CRAP, A BACKGROUND!
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LibraryPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*is caught in his lair, because I fell off the bridge... again* ._. So that's where the BLU spy went.... Is he okay? :<
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XemnasISuperior Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Poor Maurice. He just looks like he needs a friend!

I'll be your friend Maurice! Creatures with tentacles are freaking awesome! And here's a quilt *wraps a plush quilt around his shoulders*

Beautirific work by the way, I seriously feel bad for him. And if he needs clothes I shall steal them from BLU Spy myself!
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scarechan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just out of wondering! how would he react to other tentaspies~?
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, that depends on the tentaspy =U
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scarechan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD i have two adults and three babies, and the adults are both gentlemen. XD
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maurice will not be having any children.
1. he doesn't want any
2. his genetics are so fubar that he's as sterile as the surface of the moon
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scarechan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me and him would get on well. XD i'm not too fond of kids either. XD

my one tentaspy laurence will understand him well. he was originally an average spy too.
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shadowbreaker777 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
This scene was from a fic, am I correct?
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope.avi =U
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shadowbreaker777 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
I swear it was. I might just be out of my mind. :icondizzyplz:
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Avada-kevdvra Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
C'mere Man.
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Momoka-Ink Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
This make me hurt a bit inside. Just the way he's holding those shoes- It's like a big slap to the face.
It must be painful to remember those times when you could stand on two feet, only now- he is a 'monster'. It must be upsetting that he would never be able to live the life he used to live, an undisclosed desire to live again. But alas, there is no avail.
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Don't worry, Maurice. Good things come to those who wait. <3
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Wheefactor Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
;A; He looks so sad. This is touching. (And beautiful.)
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DeadlyFever Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
such a gloomy setting. i love it alot!
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3
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DeadlyFever Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
no prob!
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RedRo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Nice moody background. Poor Maurice... So alone with only his memories a few tattered vestiges of his former life.
The shoes are a wonderful touch, simple but very poignant.
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <3 Yeah, Maurice is one of those lonely tentaspies... He has his moments like this, but generally, he's actually pretty upbeat, considering what he's been through.
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RedRo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Can't wait to read more stories with him ^_^!
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LividLycan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
i like Maurice, he looks awesome! :aww:
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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LividLycan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
welcome!
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AgentMoore Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
This guy is awesome.
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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KlayBird Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Poor Maurice, is he a prisoner or is this just his little cubby hole where he lives?
And if he's on the BLU side of things, how did he choose BLU....or did he just ~happen~ to catch and eat a BLU Spy, taking his clothes and weapons?
He's holding a shoe....so he -had- been human once....you KNOW we all wanna know what happend now!!
Great background and lighting, both perfect for the mood of the picture.

I wanna hug him too!
(maybe after he's been well fed)

*releases live fish into the water system*

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Eat it up, wear it out. Make it do or do without.
Believe half of what you see and nothing of what you hear.
Curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought him back.
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just Maurice's little alcove in the waterways. He was actually a BLU Spy before the incident that turned him into this, and now he holds no true team loyalties.

Now that the Respawn system is in place, he's found it sort of pointless to try and eat anyone... at least anyone that's in the system. Fortunately for him, there are quite a few fish in the waterways, and he occasionally sneaks food from RED and BLU bases for himself.

He's not sure whether he himself is in the Respawn system or not. Despite that, his boredom often leads him to some shenanigans that are potentially rather dangerous for himself.
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Rioni-Riishu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
I wonder how that suit would hold up, being wet all the time? I almost thought he was underwater right now, but for the light up above. I think it's the algae growing down the sides of the walls. I like the lighting and the mood of the picture, and the general way he looks convincingly octopus like, the way his tentacles are splayed and sort of gripping the wall and floor out from the corner. I'm glad you finally did a full body picture of him- actually drives home what he is a little bit better.
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Spies always have the best clothes, it seems. With all the comparatively futuristic gear that RED and BLU supplies their mercenaries with, I think perhaps the clothing (especially for the Spies... they are such sharp-dressed men, and seem to get the nicest things) would be fairly resistant to ripping/tearing/water damage.

Eventually, though, that suit might not be fit to wear any more, in which case he'd have to just steal one from the current BLU Spy (along with some of the man's cigarettes).
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MurasakiYugata Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
He looks so lonely. :( I'd want to comfort him if I were sure he wouldn't do anything nasty to me....
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If it helps at all, he's not THAT kind of tentaspy. As dismal as his alcove is, though, I'd recommend not 'invading his territory'.. ='D best to wait until he comes outside.
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MurasakiYugata Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Fair enough. I'm glad he's not that kind of tentaspy. :)
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Lithe-Fider Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
T____T Mauricee...*gives new blankets, warm cuddly Korbin's, and hugs* brb gotta cry for a while!

I love the lighting and HOLY CRAP A REAL BACKGROUND! It's so nice!
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is actually the first time I've started with the background, and then fit the character into it, instead of the other way around. So, the general lighting and mood and stuff was already in place. It worked, I suppose XD

He gets rather upset when the light bulb burns out...

Maurice: ...*curls up with the warm cuddly Korbin under the blanketpile*
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would say it looked peaceful, but the space is too barren and decrepit to cal it such.
It looks cold. And lonely.
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*tentatively creeps closer, quickly gives Maurice a hug and flees out of reach, just in case*
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You hit the nail precisely on the head, my friend.

Maurice: ... *looks at you in shock*
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...
*waves, tentative smile*
Hi.
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