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  • #281

    Herr D
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    This is Herr D’s wall of CFLs. Welcome to my barely-par–LORE. Heh. Constructive criticism welcome, but will likely only be used to improve newer installments. Browse. Maybe have your mind blown. Hopefully laugh. My thoughts will, unfortunately, always be profoundly further-uh-along, than my artistic skill.

    Why do I call them CFLs? Make your guess, and look.


    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/cflexp1.jpg

    EDIT:
    For anyone who is interested, symbols follow this key.
    * —by itself means it also appears on the blog.
    *with words or letters —-means it is also entered in a contest on the blog or in the forum.
    ********* —- means either a narrative shift in setting or an unrelated entry in the same thread post.

    #5906

    Herr D
    Participant

    Ambivalence
    Imagine a being who is only as powerful as the indecision found in those it encounters. Always half-in, half-out, this dual-gendered, multi-race, multispecies, old and young, primitive and tech savvy, fun and hostile . . . pandimensional being is half-coming to a poor soul near you.


    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-Ambivalence.jpg

    I would say you shouldn’t be horrified but amused at this idea–but I’m not sure.

    #5907

    Herr D
    Participant

    Ok, so, you know how all those depictions of Mayan deities look like they were sick? Imagine a tour guide finds the reason in Mayan lore and includes it–

    Tour

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-tour.jpg

    In rare circumstances, things ARE as they appear.

    #5908

    Herr D
    Participant

    Is it possible for horror to become too modernized? Take the profession of vampire hunter . . .


    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-vampireautobait.jpg

    A little blood for scent in a medkit for treatable victims, and, a stronger neck bolt.
    Oh, well, back to the drawing board.

    #5909

    Vampyrist
    Participant

    I like the idea behind Ambivalence.

    #5910

    Herr D
    Participant

    There was this great folk song called “One Tin Soldier” I heard many years ago. Wonderful ironic twist at the end. I guess if you can find it on itunes or napster you could listen to it before looking at the end–but it’s not what you call a popular tune.


    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-onetinsoldier.jpg

    Myro said this was a fair representation, but I’m not sure that meant he knew the song.

    Further bulletins as events warrant.

    #5913

    Myro
    Participant

    @Herr D said:

    There was this great folk song called “One Tin Soldier” I heard many years ago. Wonderful ironic twist at the end. I guess if you can find it on itunes or napster you could listen to it before looking at the end–but it’s not what you call a popular tune.


    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-onetinsoldier.jpg

    Myro said this was a fair representation, but I’m not sure that meant he knew the song.

    Further bulletins as events warrant.

    Oh, I know the song. I’m pretty sure I have it on my iPod. And I know exactly how the picture relates.

    #6135

    Herr D
    Participant

    CFL scrapbook page:

    to complete the set, this is–
    Tebby, the stuffed animal that scared a group of explorers. Technically, the thought of the young one that owned a stuffie bigger than the whole party caused the fear, but–


    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/tebby.png

    Draga’s villainous Mother’s Day bouquet (heads of 6 heroes and 1 mayor) complete with the classic self-portrait.


    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-vbouquet.jpg

    Venom Clan Shield, where I experimented with digitally distressing metal–needs more. Dimpling didn’t work.
    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-spidershield.jpg
    But my work in metal shop and my experience chopping trees with an axe came in handy. . .
    This is a . . . comic book hero. [checks self for fever] I’m okay–there’s another story coming.

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-Ghost.jpg

    Besides a couple of items in the Custom archive and a billboard entry in HK’s contest, these are all the pix I’ve recovered. Be sure to check out my fiction in the forums. This CFL multipack will continue to bring more ‘je ne c’quoi’s ASAU-EP.

    #1976

    Herr D
    Participant

    To all those who have been patient with my ridiculous schedule, especially my wife and my friend ‘R’ who came all the way past me to a type of restaurant I like for a birthday celebration I STILL couldn’t get to. . . I dedicate the following.

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-card.jpg

    All heromachinists have my express consent to make their own greeting cards by duplication, approximation, or adaptation based on this concept. I reserve the right to refuse any responsibility at any time even if yours happens to be cool. Follow all site rules.

    #6548

    Herr D
    Participant

    Jeff complimented me on this piece but had to disqualify it. Don’t do as I did. Be careful to remember the titling rules.

    Get the DDT! The Snapbloom uprooted itself and is coming for us!

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/snapbloom.jpg

    #6558

    Kaylin88100
    Member

    I agree with Jeff that your creation is very imaginative. I like it Smile

    #6673

    Herr D
    Participant

    Heavy frustration abounds. I’m going through swingshifting and schedule changes, so here’s a couple that might spread laughter.

    I don’t normally do heroes, but I tried panels in the public domain reboot contest. I didn’t place, but they’re still funny.
    first, Tigra–the idea of a feline humanoid trying to look human interested me. So, ‘fur shirt,’ right? The claw gave me trouble, and I forgot to smudge the compact before submission. Also, I only just figured out how to re-upload with widescreen when I can’t get the pic to keep it’s right tenth.

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-Tigra1-1.jpg

    And now Fantomah–a blue skeleton with blond hair that may have come from Egypt with the power of a goddess and a love for the natural jungles of Africa. . . okay, okay–I should have taken some liberty or something.

    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-Fantomah1-1.jpg

    They are funny, but I might be better off sticking to doing things this site wasn’t intended for.

    #6753

    Herr D
    Participant

    Timing is everything, right? No. Not if you perfectly timed a bad guess. I made something for which hm is not intended for, had it all ready for OCD and it was a sharing day. *$%^$%! So you may have seen it here first, folks.

    I was remembering ‘never the twain shall meet,’ which I still yet have forgotten to look up the source for, and came up with a bit of prose-vrs, and the following pic.

    The Two Explorers lived in the same world, but one searched below her depth while the other searched above her sky. They both found much of interest but never saw each other–and so missed finding their other selves, exactly what they would most have liked to find.
    http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u438/jamais5/hm3/HerrD-2exp.jpg

    I hope my depiction is as clear as it is potentially mind-blowing. Any questions?
    *

    #6755

    Wow! That’s quite the setup you have there. Really well done. But is that ear supposed to be outside the helmet?

    #6789

    Herr D
    Participant

    Thanks!
    No. I was unsatisfied with the hues I got, so I hoped it would just look like the ear was closer to the bubble’s edge. It was one of many problems that I may not have successfully solved. The foreshortening and scale issues and manufacturing a matching limb–the logistical implications of re-oxygenation of water and pressure-extrusion of natural fiber plastics are interesting theories about underwater technology. Since ‘Miss Tiny’ was an inventor anyway, why not Beakstick and Kelp Perms and Kelp Mascara? To try to act like the odd beings above, their females’ corpses are made up sometimes. In the end, I wasn’t happy with the moonlight / shadows on the rocks but felt a major triumph over the ‘jutting’ cliffside.

    I hope it’s clear that the human diver is snorkeling, carrying a net and a spear gun, wearing no tanks. The flowing hair I chose may have cast those things further into doubt.

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