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sushi sketch by Sabakakrazny

This sketch definitely has Firefly overtones to it, what with the scruffy jacket, gunbelt and holster. In keeping with the character, h...

Repairs in the Key of 0g by Sabakakrazny

Inverting the character truly 'sells' the idea of zero-G without giving the impression it's all done with wires or green-screen camera ...

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Svetlana the Slayer
"The sun is setting. They’ll be stirring soon, getting ready to emerge from beneath the machine shops and handling sheds. They’ll be eager to hunt; eager to feed on blood.

“They won’t be so eager to meet me…”

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House Rules
"You may enter. You are permitted. Your… Associate? Underling? Pet? That one must remain outside. Safety not guaranteed.

“Why? Establishment off-limits to his kind. Many regulars not tolerant of humans. Likelihood of serious injury or termination of life. He goes in, maybe gets spine broken. Maybe gets laser blast to face. Maybe worse. Management accepts no liability if human gets stupid arse killed on premises.

“Do not make rules. Do not truly care either way. Have warned you both.”

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Hunt Her Down
"Get out there and find her. Find her and bring her back - unharmed. I want her here, in chains, before the moons rise again. Do you understand me?”
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  • Reading: Ganymede by Cherie Priest
  • Watching: The Monuments Men
  • Eating: Cheese Sandwiches

I emptied out a pile of junk messages from my email account the other day, and I found a lot of adverts on the above lines…

It seems that since I turned 50, some Internet bot out there identified me as a “target demographic” that really, really wants a good-looking trophy wife half my age. Of course, I’ll also be incapable of an erection – hence all the Viagra “boner brew” offers – and just to be on the safe side I really ought to have my funeral costs all worked out first; being 50 and all, I may fall over dead at any given moment.

Wow.

Then, there’s all the adverts offering me “free gambles” in online casinos and others telling me that I’ve won thousands in contests I never even entered. What it is to be pigeonholed!

Yet it’s also fascinating in a contrary kind of way. Take a bare handful of known factors and come to a conclusion about me and my lifestyle that is 100 percent pure bullshit. And then bombard me relentlessly with “great deals” tailored to that theoretical version of me.

Yes, I’ve turned 50. Yes, I’m a single heterosexual man… But after what happened to me in my last relationship, I have no desire to go chasing after “hot babes”, Russian or otherwise.

I’m not a hopeless gambling junkie, and I’m way too much of a cynical bastard to believe that I’ve “won” an online contest I’ve never heard of. I’m far too used to having life kick me in the face.

  • Reading: Ganymede by Cherie Priest
  • Watching: The Monuments Men
  • Eating: Cheese Sandwiches

I emptied out a pile of junk messages from my email account the other day, and I found a lot of adverts on the above lines…

It seems that since I turned 50, some Internet bot out there identified me as a “target demographic” that really, really wants a good-looking trophy wife half my age. Of course, I’ll also be incapable of an erection – hence all the Viagra “boner brew” offers – and just to be on the safe side I really ought to have my funeral costs all worked out first; being 50 and all, I may fall over dead at any given moment.

Wow.

Then, there’s all the adverts offering me “free gambles” in online casinos and others telling me that I’ve won thousands in contests I never even entered. What it is to be pigeonholed!

Yet it’s also fascinating in a contrary kind of way. Take a bare handful of known factors and come to a conclusion about me and my lifestyle that is 100 percent pure bullshit. And then bombard me relentlessly with “great deals” tailored to that theoretical version of me.

Yes, I’ve turned 50. Yes, I’m a single heterosexual man… But after what happened to me in my last relationship, I have no desire to go chasing after “hot babes”, Russian or otherwise.

I’m not a hopeless gambling junkie, and I’m way too much of a cynical bastard to believe that I’ve “won” an online contest I’ve never heard of. I’m far too used to having life kick me in the face.

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garryts Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, thanks for the fave! :-)
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!

And - by the way - that old 70's magazine that dealt with cars, planes, and space missions? The one that ran the Arthur C. Clarke short stories? It was called "Speed & Power".
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garryts Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, hope that you had a great Christmas and have an excellent 2016!

You've done it! That's the magazine - found this site, with most of the ACC stories I remember and some I never saw bearalley.blogspot.com/2014_12…

From the image I recently did of 'A Meeting With Medusa', I remembered the illustration almost exactly!

Brilliant find - thanks a lot! :-)
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Christmas was better than some I've had. I happened across a 1978 annual of Speed and Power in a pile of old books, and the style of the cover just jumped out at me.

Thanks for the link - I'm going to look at that now...;)
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GospodinP Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to :icontoreans:!  I love your sci-fi bondage art, and hope you find the time to make some images set on Torei!
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once I get a few digital products I want... sure! Are there any you'd recommend? (I'm a big fan of Davorama's products)
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GospodinP Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know!  I do think that Davorama has some good sci-fi restraint devices, though!

And many thanks for the :+fav: on Your First Trip to Torei!

Have you read  The Lead yet?  I think it might be right up your street.
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just have read it; you're quite right, it is! ;)
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0biwanken0bie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
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Thanks for the watch! I really appreciate it! :aww:
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! ;)
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