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Furreal [Mar. 29th, 2009|11:03 pm]
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Somebody said "For real!" at work Saturday and this is the really dumb idea I got out of it. I'd completely forgotten about those crazy robot dogs until after. Honestly, the idea was alright, but the picture is dumb, really dumb. The idea might've been better off coming to fortis for You Encounter A Monster.
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Dead? [Mar. 26th, 2009|10:13 pm]
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Never.

I realize the week is mostly over, but I'll go ahead and announce the theme and have it carry over into next week.

Original characters week and a half. Share your own personal creations; descriptions are optional.



I had this dream the other night of the wild west. It involved zombies and a virus that traveled via sandstorms. Also a drunk cowboy and his mute Indian friend that fend off their wagon from a bunch of outlaws and then subsequently get caught up in a sandstorm outside of a small mining town. This is the mute Indian friend, his name is Red Hawk.
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(no subject) [Mar. 26th, 2009|09:20 pm]
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Thursday and still no topic. What's the story?
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Gun-gina [Mar. 21st, 2009|07:22 am]
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Body Horror: Man Is The Warmest Place To Hide vs. Long Live The New Flesh [Mar. 20th, 2009|11:14 pm]
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There's an interesting dichotomy between most body horror, like The Thing, and the works of the genre's master, David Cronenberg. Where most will focus on the horror aspects, making it an outward threat, playing up the paranoia in wondering whether the people around you really are what they seem (Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is, perhaps, the ur-example of this), Cronenberg showed it in a transformative light, made it something inward that the characters eventually embrace as they transcend their humanity. Really, Cronenberg's body horror isn't horror at all, it just uses the similar imagery to create a surrealist formula unlike any other. Shivers is an interesting example, beginning as a horror until the parasites are accepted instead as symbiotes. Nobody's very happy to be forcefully bonded with them, but afterward they're having a great time.

I suppose the nearest the Cronenberg's themes have come to being explored in other works was Charles Burns' graphic novel Black Hole, where the benign yet disfiguring disease the teenage outcasts are afflicted with amounts to a sign of growing up. It's how each of them faces it that decides how they retain their humanity.

I suppose the real question is why Cronenberg only wants to make action movies with Viggo Mortensen anymore.

So, uh, what're you guys up to?
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so, uh, what's the deal guys? am i the only one really excited by this topic? [Mar. 19th, 2009|11:32 pm]
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I am prolly the only one who's got on-topic pencils I can trace...

horror behind the cutCollapse )

So how 'bout we get a few mores hats thrown in this ring? Body horror's a subject close to my heart, so I'd love to see other takes on it!
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let's hope this topic can keep me on track [Mar. 19th, 2009|12:22 am]
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(no subject) [Mar. 17th, 2009|03:16 pm]
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OH MAN, GUYS, WE ARE TERRIBLE.

Lets get things going again. This week is Body Horror, but I'll be honest when I say I don't want to see a full week of Gun-ginas.

GET TO WORK YOU AND I.
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(no subject) [Mar. 12th, 2009|01:18 am]
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I daresay I'm getting pretty good at this. He's a bit rounder than I might've like, and the shading feels off, but whatever. His design may change when he makes his debut in WGMD, but here it is, the first ever image of him that isn't just in my head.

This is Marshall Godfrey.Collapse )
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Old People [Mar. 10th, 2009|09:31 pm]
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Jeez, we're not doing so good, guys.

This week is Old People. Post ideas for next week here.



This is my English Professor. He is slow, and comes off as agitated most of the time, but he's actually a pretty jolly fellow. Often times he gets chalk all over his face and stomach. I can't tell if he does this on purpose, but he gets a laugh out of me, either way.
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