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Weilyn's Characters
October 4, 2012
11:13 am
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Siren
Captured in February 1835 by Sicilian fishermen, the specimen was bought by the recently opened Gothenburg Museum of Natural History, where she entertained visitors with what was described as beautiful songs (thought to be some sort of echolocation). After reaching adulthood in the autumn of 1848 the specimen was linked to the disappearance of two visitors and a custodian, when a piece of a human femur was found in her aquarium. Why the missing men would have entered the tank is unknown, as the glass reached too high for them to simply have been grabbed.
After these incidents the specimen was sold to an anonymous private collector. Her current whereabouts are not known.

http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-image-uploads/weilyn/2012/10/Forgotten-exhibit-2.PNG

Seriously, keep your freaking hands of the glass…

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October 4, 2012
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Fantastic idea! I love it!

..in fact I nominated your siryn for Hero of the Month.
but you need to be aware of rule #5: You are no longer required to write five sentences, but you must have a short Character Profile. Profile must contain the following: Name and/or Alias, Powers and/or Abilities, and Hero or Villain. A genre would be nice too, but is not required.

October 4, 2012
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Woah! Really?
Thank you very much! I haven't really read the rules for that, cos I din't think they would be relevant to me yet.

Will write some kind of profile, though. Thanks again!

(Edit: Wrote one)

Ah, reasons. We all have them, at times.
October 4, 2012
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It's so innovative and creative I can't take it!such great work from you!Inspired..Laugh

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October 4, 2012
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When I tilt my laptop, I see the syren. In the other direction just the glowing eyes and hands against the glass.

In the dark, swing the monitor toward and away. It's like a black-light poster. Don't think that was intentional, but it's really cool. PM me if you don't see it, I'll try to capture it then send.

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October 4, 2012
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Thank you, Scatman! You are too kind!

Yeah, I see it, The Atomic Punk!
And I wish I was clever enough to do something like that intentionally http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-wink.gif

Ah, reasons. We all have them, at times.
October 5, 2012
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Siren is fantastic! A really cool, creepy concept! I liked the passive menace being conveyed here…if that makes sense.

October 5, 2012
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Thanks, Seraph! That's kind of what I was going for.

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These last two pictures have made me really think about how completely stupid mermaid anatomy is. They have to tilt their head up to see where they're going, and they have breasts despite being fish… I think… Those fins most definitely aren't mammal…

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October 5, 2012
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Love, love, LOVE your stuff!!!

October 5, 2012
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Nice silhouette!

“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” ~Calvin
October 5, 2012
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Thank you both very much! I really appreciate your compliments!

This fossil, trapped in a piece of amber, has been dated to the Oligocene era, and was found on the shore of Gotland in 1786. It is the only known specimen of the now extinct nordic fairy, and can be viewed as a part of the entomological exhibition at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm.

http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-image-uploads/weilyn/2012/10/Bärnsten.PNG

Just a quick and silly idea.

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October 5, 2012
10:16 pm
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Very Cool! I second that nomination! Very detailed creation!

Weilyn said

Siren
Captured in February 1835 by Sicilian fishermen, the specimen was bought by the recently opened Gothenburg Museum of Natural History, where she entertained visitors with what was described as beautiful songs (thought to be some sort of echolocation). After reaching adulthood in the autumn of 1848 the specimen was linked to the disappearance of two visitors and a custodian, when a piece of a human femur was found in her aquarium. Why the missing men would have entered the tank is unknown, as the glass reached too high for them to simply have been grabbed.
After these incidents the specimen was sold to an anonymous private collector. Her current whereabouts are not known.

http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-image-uploads/weilyn/2012/10/Forgotten-exhibit-2.PNG

Seriously, keep your freaking hands of the glass…

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October 5, 2012
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Weilyn said

Just a quick and silly idea.

Not silly at all. I think it is quite imaginative.
Are you from Sweden? Just asking to see how international this forum is.

October 6, 2012
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That fossilised fairy is brilliant! And a great idea, too.

"Don't confuse me, I can only handle one catastrophe at a time."
October 6, 2012
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Thank you all so much! I've never felt so welcome to any forum before! Laugh

Little known fact: Nordic fairies lacked feet, they spent all their lives flying. That's why there are so few fossils of them. They all died in the air.

Nah, I just forgot them *facepalm*

And yes, I'm Swedish, thank you for asking Wink

Ah, reasons. We all have them, at times.
October 9, 2012
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December 18 1923. Norwegian tanner Sylfest Bodevik goes missing while hiking through the forests of Lardal. His tent is found by a search party two days later, but the the man himself is never discovered. A photograph found in Bodevik's camera, taken a few weeks before the incident, near the location of his final camp site, appears to be one of the few remaining pictures of a Norwegian huldra.
Why Bodevik would return to the location after spotting the creature is unclear.
The photograph is held by the Norwegian National Archives, but the copy seen below is exhibited at the Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo.

http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-image-uploads/weilyn/2012/10/Huldra.PNG

Firefox died on me while I was in the process of adding the final detailing on this one, and before I thought of saving the text http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-yell.gif
So her tail kind of melts in to the background, and I'm not sure about her eyes… Still, I guess she looks okay.
Oh, well. You live and learn. I'm going with Chrome from now on.

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October 9, 2012
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The fossilized fairy is nifty.

I also like Huldra! Wildly creative to do a picture like that. I would love to see your original intentions for the work, but I really like this one! :)

October 9, 2012
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It's really cool to do a picture in the style of an old photograph. Very good job!

October 9, 2012
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Awesome! Another new member with nice machine chops!

October 9, 2012
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Thank you all! http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-smile.gif

It has been suggested that the decrease in sightings of tomtar is directly related to the increase of gardens gnomes.

http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/forum-image-uploads/weilyn/2012/10/Tomtar.PNG

Another silly idea. Trying to create the tackiest garden gnome in existance was really funny, though.

Oh, and sorry if these last pictures don't really make any sense. I've been really in to Scandinavian folklore lately.

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