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"People find life entirely too time consuming"
- Stanislaw J. Lec Unkempt Thoughts

Do you ever get that feeling that the internet is making you miss your own life?
I think about how reliant we all are on social media today compared to just 10 years ago, and imagine where it's headed.

spent DAYS on this.
*officially the most time I've ever put into one drawing*
Sort of ironic that i drew it on the computer tho..
is that not wasted time too?

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DragonD Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019
It would be interesting to track down all the modifications to this to see the progression of all the animated changes.…
CastilloAnais Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Jumpysnyper Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019…

wonder who animated this. looks great on this stream.

my guess is ya probably didnt know about it, and given the comments it seems like it's a popular background image for music streams.
UVersusSoldier Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  New Deviant
That's the same channel I discovered it on. 
DarkRuinSide Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019  New Deviant
Sooo relaxed!
devgohan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
this is fantastic!
KrisSilver Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for providing a super cool background for my favorite lofi stream <3 
GTAfan747 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019
I hate to be that guy, but is there an NSFW version of this?
KrisSilver Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Romulan23 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I can feel the atmosphere on here.
Qaizo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
Saw this on youtube:… , on a dubstep mix.

I _had_ to find the artist.

(why is the watermark missing in the picture in the youtube video though..)

Love it <3
SliPpyfiSts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing. makes you think about how wasted most life is. side note: reminds me of cowboy bebop too lol.
baited92 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
This one is lovely.
bjpafa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018
I follow your Tube channel for a long time. Your options are multiple and we have much in common regarding taste. My is generally not of genre but oriented towards quality and personal feeling. Congratulations, hope you get a lot of support.
sistmdu57 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
Love this <3
xashers Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
What's license of this? Can I use this with your name and link to this here?
Thundrhawk1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018   Traditional Artist
I know a guy who has this as his profile image, and I was like: NO WAY
browniesband1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018
Hi friend,

I have a song  song for that image.

Is it ok please to use it on youtube?

arcanosam Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
terrific art. thank you for sharing!
3denvironmentmodels Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Such a lovely work! 
TheTrueDJCYPHER Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Student Artist
Yaaaaa, that's not your drawing.
gheddi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist
i think you meant to say
"yaaahhaahaa its rewind time"
apikyu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
ehh y do u think so 😂 (yt????)
DyslexicGamer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
An interesting question in the description but I feel upon further Analysis this question seems to vague or just asked that way.

In terms of wasting time what else should people be doing? Reading books Watching television films or interacting with people? The 1st 3 are obviously doing the same thing except with the Internet it's all connected with the world and a vast amount of information that it would take more than a lifetime to sift through any of it and it's constantly growing at a more increasing rate. So I say the Internet is the better waste of time as you can do so much with it.

And as for the interacting with people that's done online better than anywhere else as you can interact with anyone around the world and a large amount of people all at once. Obviously one-on-one are better but this can also be done online but that's not to say it shouldn't be done in person but that's what Skype and Google hang out is for, but only if there's no one to talk to in real life.

And for most of us especially peer introverts like me with no relationships and who rarely leaves the house is the only real place I do this and is a way for me to keep in contact with friends and make new ones based on common interests.

Of course there are good things to do with your free time such as physical activity or actual interaction with people, for instance I like to take night walks and I started doing exercises, but if you've done both like if you have a job then I say wasting time screwing around online where you can still contact people and learn things was a pretty good step for humanity to take and just another step in our evolution.

I also forgot to mention learning things but you don't have to do that all the time and come on, she's in a freaking spaceship cockpit, what else is she supposed to do!

Also what's up with her lower legs? She's kind of got Frankenstein's monster skin patterns going on, is she supposed to be wearing skin colored socks or… Was there like an accident…
Benjji08 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018
this is lit wtf keep up the work
Kracka19874 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
I don't know why but when I see this picture I want it to be part of the future. Sitting in space while your ship does a mostly automated task, gaming to past the time. I want that life.
gheddi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist
thought the same for a second
KevinMcCloud Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2018
Some people have a travel poster vision of chilling on a white beach sipping a pina colada, instead this is my travel poster... Chilling alone in a spaceship orbiting some random planet, playing video games and listening to loud electronic music (…), only occasionally checking on the rest of humanity via Spacebook...
FoxiesArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Yup, that must be great. 
Dale-Husband Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
I have created a backstory to try to fit the artwork above.

"88", real name Diana Miller, is the 88th Caretaker of the sleeper ship Salvation that has been traveling from the ruined planet Earth to an Earthlike world that is over 100 light years away from the Solar System. The Salvation can only go as fast as one-tenth the speed of light, so the ship was intended to take a total of 1,000 years to reach its destination.

Though she appears to be a teenage girl, 88 is actually over 1,000 years old, having spent most of her existence in suspended animation along with thousands of other teenagers dispatched from Earth as its biosphere was slowly collapsing. She was awakened from her sleep by the 87th Caretaker, who intended Diana to take his place while he returned to sleep. To prepare her for her lonely task of overseeing the Salvation's operations, 87 had Diana undergo severe mental conditioning which suppressed both her normal human emotions and her sex drive, making her rather like a Vulcan of Star Trek. Well, not quite; sometimes her original personality does surface anyway and makes her feel very depressed.

Despite her lack of emotion, 88 still needs to be entertained, and she mostly gets it in the form of video games. The Salvation's computer has hundreds of video games programmed into it, but 88 also has access to game consoles that were taken from Earth and were originally owned by an earlier Caretaker who collected them; now they are hers.

About two years after 88 began her duties, the ship arrived at the targeted planet and she found the world to be suitable for colonization, so after the analysis of the world is complete she will  begin reviving the other people on the ship, including the other Caretakers who served before her. Once they are all revived, 88 hopes to have her conditioning reversed so she can live like a normal teenager again (something denied to all the other Caretakers, who served until they were middle aged). She knows that she will likely be expected to have children quickly to help populate the world too.
Roomplayer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
very cool!
Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
This brought to mind another interesting question.  So we have at least one generation that grew up completely with video game controllers such as the Xbox and PSx consoles (even the WII is similarly constructed), why to craft like fighter places and such still use the old style stick/yoke and pedals?  Why not capitalize on an interface potential recruits are familiar with as opposed to one that was a product of necessity during the manual linkage/cable days (especially since most fighter craft are fly by wire anyway with only a couple of exceptions like the A-10, and in the case of the A-10 the cable system is only back up for the hydraulics).
ACBradley Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Largely because the pilot has feet and so you might as well use them for something. Besides, the HOTAS cockpit layout already uses the pilot's other hand to control the throttle, and has a hat switch and a D-pad mounted on the main stick. Also, the tiny range of movement of the sticks on a console joypad gives you less fine control and limits the number of simultaneous inputs, it's like mouse & keyboard vs joypad in that regard. And you absolutely do not want an aircraft throttle control to spring back to the zero position like a joystick does.

I mean come on, first military use of an analog joystick was in the mid 40s to control Fritz-X glide bombs (… ) and they were used to control the first generation of MCLOS anti-tank missiles (… : for scale, that missile is just shy of three feet long). You think this isn't something that's been tried and discarded as inferior to the existing method?

Tanks, on the other hand, do use gun controllers laid out very similarly to joypads, and those have been around since before the two-handle joypad layout got popular. Example, this is the gunner's controller from a Challenger 2:…
Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019
Point made.  I'm always commenting on how it's funny how some modern "conveniences" people take for granted (like smart watches and radio controls on the steering wheel of my car) would have totally enamored 10 year old me, but 40 something me thinks they kind of suck in practice (well, smart watches probably less so...but I'm not a fan of buttons on the steering wheel or the multi function knobs cars have now).  So I see what you're saying, while it may be a familiar interface it doesn't scale well.  Sort of the reverse about how I feel about many driving games.  I can drive a car really well because there is more feedback than just the steering wheel, I have a hell of a time with driving games because I can't feel the car around me and judge the reaction.

Ugh....You don't want those joysticks that don't snap back.  There were a few I saw in the early 80's that didn't (I saw them on Tandy CoCos mostly).  They were useful as balance/fade controls in Quadrophonic stereos though.  I thought the idea of driving the focal point around the room was kinda cool.
GrandeMula Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Someone also animated her feet…
nateisprettycool Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing! but, is this the same art as that one lofi hip hop stream?
ValChaon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this. Like most great art, it's compelling and captures the imagination. It makes you want to ask questions like... who is this girl? What planet is she orbiting? Why is she dressed like that in the cockpit of a space craft? It almost tells a short story of a girl whose parent(s) are having her take the next watch while they catch a few hours of sleep. So she decides to get comfortable and chill with some vintage video games to pass the time.

Aside from the zero grav behavior of the girl's shirt and dog tags (even though she isn't strapped in) whomever added the motion should depict the field of stars outside moving very slowly. Even in perfect geostationary orbit, stars will appear to be moving because the planet is the point of reference. 
iMrBrain Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2018
Cool, love the pic. Discovered it from here:…. I love space, so this speaks to me about some future where being in orbit is normal. And of course the girl is chill and cute -- that's not all there is to life, but it adds to the aesthetic. To continue the conversation of your question there.. yes the internet can have addictive elements, but also it has elements that can enhance your life. I trust that, like you, many realize this and are slowly taking steps to disconnect when healthier opportunities present themselves.
winkl3r Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
Amazing, just run into the animated version of this picture included in a mix for programmer's on youtube.
Spacebook ^^
Weertangel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
this looks amazing!
something we all of dream seeing one time or another ;)
capthectorbarbossa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
For the love of everything, please, set this in to motion. I'm just picturing these quiet peaceful scenes of daily life. Tending what needs tending, reading, conversing with people back home with her gadgets. Maybe some flashes of what lead up to her to signing up to single handedly tend a space ship in the cold vastness of space as opposed to live back on Earth with friends and family. I am dying to experience this.
duanemoody Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018… Someone apparently did add motion to this image.
ChristinaSkyye Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
She always seems to have this, often not so subtle, nihilistic sadness in her eyes that I empathize with and find beautiful in some unconventional way.  I can't discern anything about her or her story except that she seems to always be alone in the world in which she exists (which I empathize with as well...maybe that's why I absolutely fell in love with this character (so much so that I joined DeviantArt just to comment).
Hattrick52790 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Had this image as my background for years, but I had no idea who made it at the time (I found it on google by accident originally >_>).
Glad to have finally found the artist thanks to a youtube channel xD 
Love the art - this is still by far my favorite though :P
HammerCatcher Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous lighting deployed in service to a relatable theme.
Regarding it’s central concern, though... I think I can give her a pass for using social media when she’s literally in space. “Going outside and meeting people” isn’t exactly one of her options. I suspect social media will see heavy use once space travel becomes more commonplace.
BlueBeanieBro Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing
JoelBeerbower Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Love it! Saw it on the lofi radio. 
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