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QuoteThe showdown continues! I don't think that VMS-san is a weakling. Water is heavy after all, weighing about 8 pounds per gallon (which really adds up quickly)!
Quote1 cubic meter of water (1x1x1) weighs rougly 1 ton, or 1000 kilograms. That's a LOT
QuoteI hate lifting water. D:
QuoteCome on VMS-san! Don't give up! V-M-S! V-M-S!
Quoteit's a triple feature!Aw yeah, flashback to VMS-san learning of the ring spell from Multics-sama! (I'd also like to point out that the perspective on page 18 panel 2 is really nicely done!)
QuoteCould the ring spell possibly be VMS-san's trump card against Unix? (that is, if done correctly)Awaiting reactions from the Unices in 3... 2... 1...
QuoteI believe this is the first time I've browsed this thread. Those comic pieces were good Bella! Hope we see more.
QuoteSo, uhh...I don't get around to everybody's art threads as often as I should, but....I'm really enjoying your story, so far! So, even though you might not always see me, know that I'm silently enjoying it every time you post something new. ^^;
Quote from: "Bella"-Around 1993: We see the GNU people--a group of rather socialist, hippie types, determined to bring about a widespread renaissance of the freedom they lost in the early 1980s--having a discussion about the future of their group. They have plans for the OS-tan that'll lead their mission, and have already prepared everything she'll need: her outfit, weapons, the "sourcery", and a group of program-tans to assist her. All would be well, except they have yet to create this "GNU-sama".Linux-sama follows the directions on the note, and stumbles upon the GNU people. She tells them ITS-san sent her, and much to their amazement, they realize that Linux-sama could work in lieu of their own "GNU-sama". -After convincing Linux-sama that she could work as the leader of their grandiose crusade for freedom, the GNU people somehow endow her (through some highly ceremonious ritual of magic) with the open sourcery she uses today. Whether they merely summon some power she had all along, or imprint upon her a form of magic originally designed for their own OS-tan, I'm unsure of.
QuoteFirst of all: the entire story sounds _doubleplusawesome_!
QuoteI think the hippies of the GNU-project don't only invoke already existing magic but imprint on her the magic, rms designed for the GNU-project: The GPL. Early versions of Linux were in a proprietary license, which basically made commercial use but even getting a compensation for the medium, Linux was on impossible. The GPL allowed it for people to get compensated for sharing which was an important step for her
QuoteVery nice! I especially like how you did the eyes! The green+orange hair is unique and actually works well together!
QuoteYeah, something like that; somehow I think she'd be one of the most affected by the Unix wars out of the whole family. Psychologically, of course, but maybe even physically (lemme put it this way--she wasn't born with that silvery white hair)
QuoteOh yeah, Solaris and BSD-sama are going to be in on this fracas as well. Maybe even Minix-sensei, who'll bring her own sense of blunt truthfulness to the table.
QuoteWaaah! Nope, Kino's Journey is still on my to-watch list
QuoteCause the current time is set in 1997, I don't think any of them (save SUSE) existed than.
QuoteSpeaking of strange characters she may have encountered, I almost wonder if the CIOST had their submarine HQ yet (probably not, I think). Them giving Linux-sama an interesting trans-Atlantic trip could make for a fun story.
QuoteI know...GNU/Hurd is almost like...a microscopic version of Multics or something. XD
QuoteBut then again, I don't think Linux-sama does have the same philosophy--not entirely, at least. The development surrounding Linux was always less ambitious and radical than the GNU side of things; I suppose Linux-sama would have always looked upon the GNU people as being a bit strange....in the best way, of course.
QuotePerfectly put! I hadn't thought of it like this.
QuoteAlthough there will be a fight between Linux-sama and those Unixes...I shan't disclose if the same will be said for her and Unix-sama.
QuoteMany of the hacker community's senior leaders were also Unix old-timers, still bearing scars from the post-divestiture civil wars of the 1980s and getting behind Linux as the last, best hope to fulfill the rebel dreams of the early Unix days.REALLLLLLY don't tell the Unixes this. @______________@
QuoteFor the record, I'm fluent in Bostonian. Pahk dha cahr in Ha'vaad yahd! We'ah going to the moudan, to have a wicked good time out hawsback ridin'!
QuoteSounds like a plan. Eh!
QuotePage 14 Notes: Yeah, I'm not so good at drawing fire. ^///^
QuotePage 15 Notes: Is VMS-sama a weakling, or is water just really heavy? I'll leave that up to the reader to decide.
QuoteI see...so either VMS-san is really strong, or she has some sort of force helping her out.
QuoteWait until she tries a spell Multics-sama taught her...then some folks are gonna get REALLY PO'd...
QuotePage 16: Notes: this spell VMS-sama is referencing is the "ring" spell.
QuotePage 17: I is pure evil! A flashback-in-a-flashback! I will give you three guesses who that gorgeous winged sorceress is...Notes: "your own mother is a fine geomancer" is a reference to RSX-san, who has a talent at controlling air.
QuotePage 18: ZOMG Multics-sama! Wait, how did VMS-san and Multics-sama know each other...? There's one degree of separation between every OS-tan, I guess.
QuoteIn the immortal words of the infomercial industry, wait there's more:
QuotePage 19: Notes: So obviously, this took place after Multics-sama's fracas with Unix-sama. I guess it could be thought Multics-sama wanted to teach VMS-san this spell because she foresaw that this young cadet and her daughter would inevitably cross paths one day...
QuotePage 20: Notes: Yep, more fun with action lines. I hope the proportion in panel 4 doesn't look to screwy, I was being a bit lazy and didn't want to redo it.
QuoteAll this fine art of yours has inspired me to try and get it together. You really should consider posting the sketches, so that everyone can see who was responsible for this lovely young maiden's character design. ^.^
QuoteAnd yeah, those things are INDEED lethal,... but fortunately for you, she's a rabid, stalker fangirl rather than a vicious psycho killer. ^v^'
QuoteOh noes! I'm already fresh out of tears,... while I have enough to mourn the trials and tribulations of my beloved Plan9-sama? ;@o@;
QuoteYeah, I reckon Minix-sensei is kind of like a miniature version of UNIX-sama, given that she has no love for bull,... "biscuits".... ^^
QuoteOh for sure, bump that up on your to-watch list. I did the same when you recommended Full Metal Alchemist, after all.... ^__~
QuoteSorry, keep thinking in terms of "present day" being now, not '97.
QuoteNope, but doesn't stop VMS-sama from having a boat or something. All the others, save perhaps for VxWorks-san, are land-luvers. ^^'
QuoteIn terms of power, yes.... cause I don't think she's that small. ^__~
QuoteSorry, my mistake. ^^Might actually make for a more balanced "hero" character, since she's a bit unwilling in that respect. It's not like a virtuous, heroic "paladin" that's uniformly boring and one-sided. ^^;
QuoteWell I think about it this way:You have a health potion that requires "Eye of Newt", so it's very hard to get and expensive, making it an item that is rare and mainly reserved for an elite class. But if the makers "publish" the schematics of this potion, everyone interested can learn WHY "Eye of Newt" is such a vital component to the spell. That way, an alchemist can analyze it and suggest replacing it with Saltpeter instead, which is more plentiful and perhaps even more powerful. But even if it's weaker, having the ability to create 1000 20HP potions rather than 10 50HP potions already becomes a decisive advantage.That's only one simple suggestion,... so you can only wonder how much more the potion can be enhanced now that everyone can read and contribute their ideas to it.
QuoteCertainly by then, UNIX-sama will have had her change of heart, formented more by seeing the young "doppleganger" live the life she yearned for.
Quote..................................................... @@;*hides* Bella-hime's SCARING me!! ;^0^;*curls into a ball and squirms in a corner*
QuoteAhhh,... that's more like it, eh. ^__^Let's ask IceLilly-san all ah-boot Canadian accents, eh. ^.^Speaking of which, how in the world would we even start to draw a VectorLinux-tan, eh? Â¬Â¬'
QuoteWell yeah, with magic or alchemy, they have to be able to have the natural elements "move" by themselves. Otherwise, she'd never be able to physically lift that much stuff, much like Edward wouldn't be able to pull whole pillars of rock from the ground. ^
QuotePanel 2: Fufu,... VMS-sama literally just "drops" a whole ton of water over the younger-looking girl. ^^;Panel 3: And certainly, it's not every day that you see UNIX-sama on the defensive. After this comic, we have to vow to gauge our eyes out, and never speak of it again. ^____^;
QuoteWow, you're on a roll here! Pretty soon you're going to finish this comic, and have done a DAMN good job with it! PANEL 1: Have to love that gorgeous close-up. PANEL 2: MULTICS-SAMA!!!!!!!! ^v^And Mellowed-Out Multics-sama too,... Not that she wouldn't have seen VMS-sama in her heyday, given how much prestige RSX-sama had,... but still....This is just brilliant casting. ^__^
QuotePANEL 2: Is it my imagination, or did we go overboard with hair bangs in our characters? Seems almost all of them have them (as they're a great way to hide ears). ^.^No problem, though, as it does help enhance her "greatness".
QuoteI'll get not one, but TWO UNIX-samas?!! @v@*fantasizes about UNIX-sama holding hands with C-One-tan in UNIX-sama emulation mode, both dressed in goth girl outfits with lots of ribbons and Mary Jane shoes*Oh noes,... now I have Captainitis.... ^^;*doses self with petrol and lights self on fire*Gaaaaaaaaaah! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!! ;^0^;
QuoteIndeed,... Multics-sama has always been keen at foresight, more so as she got older. ^^
QuotePANEL 2: Funny how Multics-sama seems to grow prettier as she becomes older and poorer. ^__^
QuoteI love the dignified yet sad expression you gave her! And the jewelry,... by GAWD, she still has lots of it.... ^__~PANEL 3: NOOOOOOOOOOOES!!!! I'm so sorry, MULTICS-sama! If not for my sadistic imagination, that wouldn't have happend to you!! ^0^*throws self in industrial vat of lard as punishment*....Wait a sec,.... is this where I want to be when I'm walking around with a raging chemical fire?!!! @___@*BOOM!!!!!!!!!!*
QuoteYou've done really well with action lines, and no Panel 4 is fine. ^^Given you did 20 pages in so little time, you have to be commended for the brilliant accomplishments rather than nitpick about the small details. ^__^And UNIX-sama's expression in Panel 2,... Visa-grade priceless. A healthy shock of recognition and anger. ^____^And you just have to love how this young cadet tries so hard against disparate odds,... that alone should cement her future as one of the most powerful OS-tans to walk the earth. ^^
Quote from: "Bella"QuoteFirst of all: the entire story sounds _doubleplusawesome_!Thank you. I hope I can work on this comic after my current one is done. Speaking of which, I see your working on a comic of your own!
QuoteQuoteI think the hippies of the GNU-project don't only invoke already existing magic but imprint on her the magic, rms designed for the GNU-project: The GPL. Early versions of Linux were in a proprietary license, which basically made commercial use but even getting a compensation for the medium, Linux was on impossible. The GPL allowed it for people to get compensated for sharing which was an important step for herThis is what I was leaning toward, too. Because Linux was but a kernel until the GNU project gave it all software that made it a true OS.
QuoteBut, I read the early Linux was shared-source...