Power User Profile: headlessgeneral

Our Power User to profile this week did well in the last Friday Night Fights and always comes through with interesting character designs. I give you headlessgeneral!

  1. Online name used in HeroMachine environs: headlessgeneral
  2. What is the secret origin of that name: Oh about ten years or so ago my friends and I used to play a lot of the board game Risk. I always used the green army and the head was broken off one of the little horsey guys. I called him my headless general and only brought him out at crucial points of the game. I don’t remember exactly why I chose that as my HeroMachining name, but that’s what it is.
  3. A photo (or drawing) of you in “real life”:
  4. Real name: Joe
  5. Real city/state/country: Ohio, USA
  6. Real job: Unemployed
  7. Real age: 35
  8. Gender: Male
  9. Relationship status (married, single, in a long-term relationship, dating someone, “it’s complicated”, etc): Single

  10. Online archive of your creations: The General’s hero gallery
  11. The best piece of HeroMachine art you’ve created:

  12. Favorite all-time geeky movie if any: “The Dark Knight”
  13. Favorite all-time geeky book if any: Hmm…. I’ve not really read many geeky books, besides comic books. I can tell you my favorite comic book series was/is “Planetary” by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday
  14. Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any: “Smallville”. Out of current shows I like Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Haven.
  15. Favorite all-time comic book character if any: Growing up I was always more into group comics than solo books. And the X-men are my favorite, with my favorite character changing constantly. Now, if I had to pick a favorite character, it would probably be Elijah Snow from “Planetary”. Or Batman. I have a hard time choosing things.
  16. If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you’d choose: Immortality. I want to be alive when many of the things we consider science fiction become reality. Also, there are soo many things I want to know that I think will be answered with time.

  17. In your leisure time you like to: Hang out with friends and family, watch sports, read, heromachine. Been playing DCUO a lot since it’s been made free.

  18. Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): Thought and care put into an illustration. I like seeing images that you can just tell the creator enjoyed making it.
  19. Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): Going along with my turn-ons, my biggest turn-off is when not enough thought has been put into an image and easily fixable things are looked over.
  20. Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie: Somet You can study others and learn from them but you don’t have to get so caught up in what everyone else is doing. Don’t be afraid to do your own thing. There are as many styles to be created as there are creators. And I love to see all of them.
  21. Any personal message you’d like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: Do what makes you happy!

19 Responses to Power User Profile: headlessgeneral

  1. DCU Online is free now? I’ll have to check that out (the only reason I didn’t buy it when it came out is I refuse to play anything that’s both pay-to-play AND requires you to buy a disk, because that’s just insulting to gamers). Congrats on the profile, Headless!

  2. Welcome to the club Headless!!

  3. Congrats, headless! And I watch all four of your geeky shows! They are awesome!

  4. Congrats headlessgeneral!!

  5. Welcome aboard Headless. I have to admit I was always a fan of smallville as well, seen every episode and own every season just waiting for the 10th to release.

    I thought the story behind the name was a good addition.

  6. Congrats General.

  7. Awesome stuff, headlessgeneral! Love your pics! Cheers!

  8. There´s no doubt that you got one of the best galleries on the HM forums. Congrats.

  9. Congratulations, headlessgeneral! Despite your headless state I see that you are fully bearded. It’s good to see facial hair is back on the menu!

    Great work! I love the warrior sewer rat.

  10. Also: I loved Smallville too, especially when the rest of the DC universe started leaking in. Also Stripper Lois. Gawds Bless America!

  11. Great stuff in your archive. I especially like Lillian, Unnamed Flying Tech Guy, and Wicked Revealed. Great story-telling with Ermi’s Orb.

  12. nice job on the picture. i really like how the eyes pop out in color

  13. Congrats. My favoutite work for you is the frost princess. I really love that picture.

  14. Congrats Headless, I’m glad to see you become a power user.

  15. headlessgeneral

    Thank you everyone for the kind words.

    @Gero – Yeah DCU Online went free On Nov. 1 for PC and the PS3

    @MartianBlue – I like the name origin addition also. Can’t wait to hear more users name origins.

    @dblade – Ah, Stripper Lois… definitely one of my favorites from Smallville.

  16. I work at a retirement home and see a lot of death, though living forever sounds cool, I’m afraid more of seeing so many deaths. I think the best super power would be teleportation. I mean think of the time you would save by not having to sit at th DMV!

  17. Congrats headlessgeneral! I am also a huge fan of Smallville, and I absolutely LOVE Ollie :) Also, I have a DCUO account, but haven’t had time to play it in a while. I find it really hard to get a character up to level 30 because you eventually get to a certain point where you can’t win a fight without someone helping you, and I can never seem to get a group together :(

    Anyway, good job on the Power User status, and I love the shading on the helmet of the picture you posted here!