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KILL ZUKO - Redux by TobuIshi KILL ZUKO - Redux :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 23 3 Der kuhlste Hut! by TobuIshi Der kuhlste Hut! :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 46 34 - dryad - by TobuIshi - dryad - :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 22 1 A:tLA - XV - The Devil by TobuIshi A:tLA - XV - The Devil :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 108 19 Sharp at Sunset by TobuIshi Sharp at Sunset :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 155 27 CROSSDRESSER by TobuIshi CROSSDRESSER :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 258 142 DANCE - June by TobuIshi DANCE - June :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 155 15 AtLA: so much better by TobuIshi AtLA: so much better :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 186 35 HTTYD: Whoops...? by TobuIshi HTTYD: Whoops...? :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 1,099 206 Tempest in a Teacup by TobuIshi Tempest in a Teacup :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 103 28 Coraline: No Angel by TobuIshi Coraline: No Angel :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 169 30 FMA - beat up :but never down: by TobuIshi FMA - beat up :but never down: :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 135 23 TTGL - scorned by TobuIshi TTGL - scorned :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 31 8 SE - PajaMaka by TobuIshi SE - PajaMaka :icontobuishi:TobuIshi 52 17
Another Coraline: Epilogue
Epilogue – Five months later…
"Are you sure you don't need a hand?"
The residential advisor was giving her a skeptical look again. Coraline figured this was justified, seeing as how she was still on crutches and he'd just lugged five cardboard boxes of her stuff up two flights of stairs for her, but she really did want to unpack for herself. For one thing, she liked to know where things were. And for another, doing stuff for herself was surprisingly fun these days.
"I think I've got it covered from here," she said cheerfully, holding up the gripper claw Wybie had thoughtfully put together for her and clacking its metal fingers together.  "But thanks for helping!"
"Sure," he said, blowing a strand of dark hair out of his eyes. He looked kind of relieved. Coraline couldn't blame him for that, either. "But, uh, Caroline?"
"Coraline," she corrected him, automatically.
"Right," he said, and turned to go. "Call me if you want anything, okay? That's my job."
"I'll t
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Another Coraline: Chapter 5
Chapter 5
By the time she had dragged herself up the last few steps to the front porch, leaning heavily on her improvised crutch, Coraline wanted to throw the branch in the fireplace. She wanted her broken bones to stop aching. She wanted to curl up and sleep for a week, and never think about anything dark or dirty or horrible with too many legs again.
The front door was unlocked and hanging open, swinging slightly in the night breeze. Coraline sniffed once, made a few swipes at her cheeks with her filthy pajama cuff, and sank down by the umbrella stand.
The cat leaped up the steps and trotted around her, looking at her with calm blue eyes.
"What am I supposed to do?" she mumbled.  Her head felt clogged with tears and pain.
The cat blinked, then turned and squeezed through the open door. Coraline watched its skinny tail vanish with a flick.
A few minutes later, it was back, dragging a tea towel.  It draped it across her leg and sat back on its haunches, watch
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PSC - Jacen Solo and Tenel Ka 2 by aimo PSC - Jacen Solo and Tenel Ka 2 :iconaimo:aimo 299 21 Astrid in Hunger Games by Fate221 Astrid in Hunger Games :iconfate221:Fate221 253 45 Jarose and Jarida by Fate221 Jarose and Jarida :iconfate221:Fate221 240 39 Effie Trinket Cosplay NYCC 2013 pt. 1 by The-Gwyllion Effie Trinket Cosplay NYCC 2013 pt. 1 :iconthe-gwyllion:The-Gwyllion 42 15 Artemis and Holly by KuroCat-sama Artemis and Holly :iconkurocat-sama:KuroCat-sama 44 28 Corpse Bride Costume. by darkvelvet20 Corpse Bride Costume. :icondarkvelvet20:darkvelvet20 3 3 Puttin' On Makeup by Booter-Freak Puttin' On Makeup :iconbooter-freak:Booter-Freak 2,000 138 Zia - Bastion - 3 - Swoz Shoot Fall 2012 by Weeaboo-Warehouse Zia - Bastion - 3 - Swoz Shoot Fall 2012 :iconweeaboo-warehouse:Weeaboo-Warehouse 44 15 zia by windycarnage zia :iconwindycarnage:windycarnage 47 0 Gods ain't gonna help you, son... by CharmieSweets Gods ain't gonna help you, son... :iconcharmiesweets:CharmieSweets 9 4 Coming Home by Aedsu Coming Home :iconaedsu:Aedsu 372 16 Story time with Mom - kumoricon 2012 by Urgal Story time with Mom - kumoricon 2012 :iconurgal:Urgal 4 3 Emerald City Comic con 2013:  Dad and Mom by strawberrymilkchan Emerald City Comic con 2013: Dad and Mom :iconstrawberrymilkchan:strawberrymilkchan 14 8 Mom and Dad's Picnic Date by Vocaloid726 Mom and Dad's Picnic Date :iconvocaloid726:Vocaloid726 14 8 Dad and Mom by Crimson-Squirrel Dad and Mom :iconcrimson-squirrel:Crimson-Squirrel 4 1 Bastion - booti by Rockafiller Bastion - booti :iconrockafiller:Rockafiller 179 26


It's been a while since I've written in this journal, but I think I've found a topic that should appeal to fans of FMA's automail, Leviathan's dieselpunk, and the Last Airbender series' upcoming steampunk influences (aka, most of my watchers):


Not hypothetical, future-tense robotics, but actual creations being cooked up by an actual robotics firm, as we speak.  Specifically, Boston Dynamics, an offshoot of MIT, which has been developing walking robots for years now.  I first heard about BD when they released videos of their BigDog four-legged prototype walker, and I was pretty excited when they came out with some footage of a two-legged walker, PETMAN, as well.

BigDog: HERE
PETMAN Prototype: HERE

The BigDog especially amazed me with the way it stays upright on rough terrain.  Look at the way it staggers and flounders on its knees on that ice, then gets up again - for all the world like a living thing.  The PETMAN was pretty impressive, too...but, let's face it, it still looked like a minifridge on chicken legs, and even the BigDog made me wonder what would happen if it actually did fall over.  How would you get something that large and heavy upright again?

Well, in the last month, BD has come out with an updated version of each of these robots.  The newest PETMAN jogs, kneels, twists, and does pushups...and the AlphaDog demonstrates exactly what would happen if it actually fell over.  (It's a little eerie.  Still, personally, I can't wait until they fit it out with two passenger seats/harnesses, a steering apparatus, and a rollcage.  I want one!)

AlphaDog: HERE
PETMAN Newest Version: HERE

So, all you fans of robotics in fiction, what do you think of these real-life machines?  Do you feel excited, now that machines on legs could be wandering around your neighborhoods in the next ten years?  Worried?  Happy?  Scared?  Let me know in the comments!  :XD:
  • Listening to: Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science


"flying rock"
Current Residence: Hokkaido, Japan
Personal Quote: Ship, let ship, and be merry, for tomorrow we may get a Book Four and God help us all if we do.


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MayamikoOshiro Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Can you please make more Toph and Teo fanfic drawings? I would love it if you did!
WhatsInAName99 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is to inform you that I have added one or more of your deviations to my collection of possible art features for my new weekly Hicstrid feature project.  Please let me know if you do not wish for your art to be featured.
ei9 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Hi Tobulshi,

          I love your artwork and its awesome with a capital A! Its great people like yourself that I'm so grateful and blessed in being a member of DEV ART so that I can see greatness everyday. I have a few of your fine work in my faves. Keep up the great work and God bless!
strawberrymilkchan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! :33
Doghcat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you ever going to continue the Kill Zuko comic? It's amazing and I want to read more.
TheaterOfTheMind Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
umm hi! merr so i rp as jet on tumblr and like when someone rps there they use icons. and i was wondering if it would be ok to use the jetara kiss you drew, the one titles "Close your eyes..." for an icon?
TobuIshi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Oh, wow, this'll teach me to wander away from dA for like a month. I'm so sorry for the delayed reply! Of course you can use it - I'm flattered! Just please credit me somewhere your fans can see it, okay? ♥
TheaterOfTheMind Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
oh its fine hahaha

yay! :) of course I'll credit! just wanted your permission to use before i do. Thank you!:)
RallsyArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there!
I like your gallery so I am leaving a comment! ^_^
Keep up the good work!!
AIEEETHEYGOTFRANK Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey, a friend of mine noticed you recommended my Duck Hat Volger to Scott for FAF! THANK YOU! :D I hope he sees your recommendation. Thanks again, you've got me excited now! :la:
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