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A Perry the Platypus plush, two Pascals and a Weresonic? I'm not gonna ask. Anyways, on to the matter at hand. This piece has excellent...


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The scandal known as "GamerGate" has gotten annoying to hear about. Agree or disagree?
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3 deviants said Never heard of it
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"The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.  Gravity pulls all objects downwards, but there are methods of resisting it.  A snake is a reptilian creature that does not have legs.  Electronics will only work when plugged in, unless they have batteries.  There is no such thing as a god or goddess.  Such simple and infallible facts should always be kept to heart by an explorer such as myself." --Kara

Type of character: Sonicverse - Aganre sub-verse

Name: Kara Zinaksa
Age: About 25
Gender: F
Race/species: Spectacled cobra (Mobian, Aganre-style)
Occupation: Explorer
Weapon of choice: Crossbow w. sniper scope

Family and associates:
Eldest of four siblings.  Single; has not yet been selected for a Test of the Gods.

Appearance:
Kara has the typical Aganre body and build.  Her primary body color is a light yellow (FFFF00 in standard RRGGBB hexadecimal), but her underbelly is tan.  The inside of her hood bears two black spots with white borders, and the backside of it has two large black V markings, one above the other, the lower V taller than the upper one.  Her hood is thin, ends at the base of her neck, and can be collapsed against the sides of her neck (note: my research suggests that actual cobras' hoods are collapsible like that).  Her eyes are blue, and she has visible fangs.

She carries her crossbow and quiver on her back, and her navigational equipment in a leather pouch on her right hip.  Of course, she also wears the Aganre essentials: a red bead bracelet on her right wrist, and a green bandanna around her neck.

Personality:
Kara is a prideful person.  She values the things she believes to be true, and will be quite hesitant to allow those truths to be called into question; the "I'm right, you're wrong" mentality is common for her.  If proven wrong, she'll first defend her beliefs aggressively, but later break down and sulk for a while.  Once she recovers, she'll amend the damaged truth to lessen the chance of being proven wrong about it a second time.

Still, pride works both ways.  When it comes to her explorations, she's very careful to make sure her maps and notes are accurate, and double-checks everything she records.  She knows a small embarrassment now is preferable to a much larger embarrassment later on.

She loves to explore and learn new truths.  She always speaks formally in social situations.

Abilities:
Besides the typical Aganre abilities, Kara is venomous; she can deliver bites that range from the weak to the deadly, and knows exactly how much venom will achieve each result.  She's also trained up her lower body strength, making her capable of constriction.

She has a keen sense of direction, and is well-trained in everything an explorer needs to know.  Plus, she's an excellent shot with her crossbow; she's even been known to drug her crossbow bolts with her venom, making them even more dangerous.

History: Nothing noteworthy

Misc. info:
Kara often uses the sniper scope of her crossbow as a spyglass when exploring, so if you see her taking aim, don't always expect her to fire.

She prefers constricting her "prey" to biting them, as she believes that her venom is better used on her crossbow's bolts.
Character profile: Kara
Another Aganre character.

I hope I don't have trouble working with her.  I always feel guilty playing evil or otherwise antagonistic characters.  That might be why Black and White drifted out of character during my current RP with lizardman22.

Kara, Aganre tribe © me
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Bullfighting in cartoon worlds is significantly different from real-world bullfighting, owing mainly to the fact that the bulls are just as sapient as the fighters.

Cartoon bullfighting is more like a cross between normal bullfighting and prizefighting.  It's a duel between a heavyweight (the bull) and a lightweight (the bullfighter) in a large, circular dirt arena, where the bullfighter attempts to use wits and agility to defeat the bull, who attempts to use its sheer brawn to defeat the bullfighter.  The first to flatten or otherwise incapacitate the other party wins the round; whoever wins two out of three rounds wins the match.

Even after one participant has won the round, they are given extra time to play with their conquered opponent to humiliate them further (and entertain the audience even more).  Then the fighters are allowed an intermission to rest up and recover.  At the end of the match, the winner and loser are each given a quick 30-second interview from an on-the-scene reporter regarding the fight.

Like most cartoon sports, cartoon bullfighting is mostly no-holds-barred; anyone is allowed to do or use anything to win.  However, there are rules.  A participant who leaves the arena, voluntarily or involuntarily, is considered to have lost the round.  (For the purpose of evaluating this rule, the arena is considered to extend vertically to a height equaling the arena's horizontal radius.)  If such a loser cannot be returned to the arena within 48 hours, they forfeit the entire match.

The sport was invented long ago in what can best be described as "cartoon Spain".  Back then, bulls were the only heavyweights around, hence the terminology.  The bullfighter's method of teasing the bull by waving the red cape was one of the most popular and effective strategies at the time, and has been maintained by many out of tradition.

The question of fairness in cartoon bullfighting has been brought up, as on average the bull defeats the bullfighter about four-fifths of the time.  Perhaps for this reason, particularly skilled bulls are pitted against two or three bullfighters at once.  (In these cases, the bull wins by incapacitating ALL of its opponents at the same time.  Bullfighters may rescue their defeated teammates, but stopping to do so may leave them vulnerable!)

One of the heavyweight champions of bullfighting is the bull known as Hombre Paco "El Fiesta" Fernandez XVII, the latest in a long line of proud bullfighting bulls.  He's not only a brute, but he's agile and cunning, just like every Fernandez before him; of course, his family line hails from the aforementioned "cartoon Spain".  He once took on four bullfighters at once, squished all of them into balls, and juggled them for the crowd.  He's always got a witty remark for the post-game interview: "That conejo was no challenge as an opponent.  Call me when he manages to win a footrace against a tortoise!"

Although there is nothing officially against it, the heavyweight opponents of the sport are almost always bulls even in modern-day cartoon bullfighting.  This is due partially to tradition, partially to the question of if and how the sport's nomenclature would have to change should non-bovine opponents become more prevalent.  The species barrier has mostly been broken down in lesser-known bullfighting rings, though.
Cartoon Bullfighting
I'm not sure how I came up with this idea, but I like it.  It's got to have potential for... something.
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Sad truth: You may refuse to read a story because it clashes with your principles, but the story will still exist regardless.
I'm in graduate school and lately my classes have started to break out the major homework assignments.  I've turned into a workaholic out of necessity, spending more and more of my free time on homework, and spending all my free days working at the school computer lab.  Late at night I find myself thinking about my assignments rather than the more personal things I would rather think about.

One homework assignment in particular is giving me grief.  I've been neglecting my other assignments to work on it.  And I don't think I'll be able to finish it in time.

Whatever the case, I doubt I'll be able to find the time or peace of mind to do anything artistic anytime soon.
  • Mood: Distressed

Commissions

Short Story (normal)
Self-explanatory.  Tell me exactly what you want, and you'll get it.  I'll write about just about anything, but be prepared to supply any reference materials I request.
Short Story (blind)
Like the normal Short Story commission, but with a twist: you're not allowed to specify a single detail about what you want.  I'll just do something I think you'll like.
Short Story (semi-blind)
The median between normal and blind.  You're allowed to specify one or two details-- the main character, or the theme, or perhaps even the title-- but that's it.
Character
Got a fictional 'verse you're proud of, but that could use one or two more characters?  I'd be happy to make a character for it!  (Pictoral references not available; textual profiles only.)
I'm in graduate school and lately my classes have started to break out the major homework assignments.  I've turned into a workaholic out of necessity, spending more and more of my free time on homework, and spending all my free days working at the school computer lab.  Late at night I find myself thinking about my assignments rather than the more personal things I would rather think about.

One homework assignment in particular is giving me grief.  I've been neglecting my other assignments to work on it.  And I don't think I'll be able to finish it in time.

Whatever the case, I doubt I'll be able to find the time or peace of mind to do anything artistic anytime soon.
  • Mood: Distressed

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The scandal known as "GamerGate" has gotten annoying to hear about. Agree or disagree? 

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4 deviants said Strongly agree
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3 deviants said Never heard of it
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:iconlizardman22:
lizardman22 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi mate
How do you make links to other pages?
I was trying to make a link from one chapter of my Wold war scar story to another, but all i got was this: <da:thumb id="479049646">
I did what i usually did (Copy and past the page) but this didn't work for some reason
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Wolfertech Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice to talk with you again! :D long time no see really!
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Archer7Tadayoshi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll give you 10 points if you create a code sheet that would be good for law enforcement use over cb radio, using only letters and numbers as pictographs describing the situation.

For example here is one for packages:

E3 = regular package

E7 = damaged package

8B = bundled package

CD = Locked package

HU = opened bundled package

UL = opened regular package


And yes I am very aware of the 10 codes, I'm looking for something almost unbreakable for when I play FPS' together online with my friends.
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ragtagwarrior Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
On a scale of one to ten, how ironic is it that the character I adopted became a fill-in character?
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:iconlizardman22:
lizardman22 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the points, Mate.
You're far too kind.
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Thegamer499 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late birthday!
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lycaon1765 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday !!!!
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Tmaneea Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday. I hope you've had a really great day.
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lizardman22 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday, mate
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nndragon4 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
happy birthday man
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bogm0nst3r Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Happy birthday! Party PARTY HARD Professor Party Awkward emoticon dance Happy dance :birthdaybang: :8Bparty: Tabbymote celebrating Forgot it's your birthday? :partyla: :lemonparty: Dance Dance Emote Disco Ball Emote 
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:iconragtagwarrior:
ragtagwarrior Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Happy Birthday, Interface.

Have some cake! :iconpancakeglompplz:
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Gigantlover20 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Happy birthday man.
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Kathalia Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Basher954 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: :cake:
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lizardman22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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An (Early) birthday gift, mate. Hope you like it :)
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nndragon4 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
I have sent 80 points for a commission.
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nndragon4 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
thanks for the points
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ragtagwarrior Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Is that all I need to do?
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SPATON37 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Points sent.
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