OS-tan Collections

OS-tan discussions => OS-tan Talk => Topic started by: stewartsage on May 21, 2014, 11:48:54 pm

Title: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: stewartsage on May 21, 2014, 11:48:54 pm
QuoteWarning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.


Let's ease in nice and slow with some more members of the greater CDC community.

eOS-tan
-Bizarre CDC/UNIX hybrid, born in the mid-1980s
-Looked after by grandma SCOPE most of the time, despite being from a different company (ETA)
-Immature overall.  Prone to giving up on assignments or work tasks before completion. (actually called 'immature' or rushed by users)
-Has some difficulty walking (Suffered frequent software failure, seldom could run all processors at once)
-Depends on Apollo Computer-tan to get done what she actually does, often shaming her into it (ETA10 and eOS systems were entirely dependent on Apollo terminals)
-Half-sister of VSOS, jealous of her being actually cared for by other CDCs
-Finally came to live with her family at CDC after ETA folded in the early 1990s
-Doesn't like to talk about the UNIX in her, blames it largely for her own failings
-Status: Deceased circa early 1990s

Physically: Girl in her early teens, average height and build, brown hair shot through with colorful streaks worn in a ponytail, usually dressed up nicely by SCOPE... in dresses, needs glasses or she ends up squinting.  Something like a mini-UNIX.

CDC VSOS-tan
-Daughter of LTSS and SCOPE circa early 1970s
-Came out suspiciously like a UNIX
-Elder half-sister of eOS
-Not as useless as her younger sister.  She's excellent with customers and remembers tasks well (had an excellent built in recovery system as well as fast file retrieval)
-Something of a runner/track-field athlete, mostly relay races (CPU/memory access fast for the time)
-A bit out of synch with the times (1980s) and frequently trying to answer modern problems like it's the early 1970s, passionate about contemporary (1970s) music (basically a modified version of the early edition LTSS that was never upgraded much)
-Has some powers based on her expansive virtual memory
-Not related to NOS
-Doesn't get along very well with eOS whom she thinks as lazy and selfish.
-Often comes across as intellectually dim and annoying (thanks usenet!), but earnest
-Can't swim
-Status: Probably deceased in the late 1980s

Physically: Late teens, short for her age (lack of treed directories), somewhat wide hips (large virtual address space), straight short light brown hair, dark blue eyes like LTSS and her sister.  Usually wears a track jacket and running shorts.  The anti-SCOPE.

Digital computers too!

CALDIC-tan (California Digital Computer)
-Cousin of ENIAC
-Naval Reserve officer
-Seemed to be everywhere back in the day, a bit creepy with her level of helpfulness
-A proud teacher and professor
-Helped, indirectly, advance OS/hardware-tans everywhere by influencing a young Doug Englebart
-Status: Deceased
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 22, 2014, 01:02:18 am
Yesssssssssssssss new OS-tans!

eOS-tan sounds really cute!! I'm intrigued by her relation to the Unices -- is she actually related to one of the Unix-tans, or was she simply derived from the Unix primordial soup....? ^__^;

Also, I HAVE THE CUTEST MENTAL IMAGE OF SCOPE-TAN DRESSING HER UP IN CUTE OUTFITS~ ;3;

VSOS-tan is the daughter of LTSS-tan and SCOPE-tan?! B-But that means ... more science kids ...

(   ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

But if LTSS-tan's her mom and SCOPE's her other mom ... HOW DID SHE END UP UNIX-y?!

I'm really digging the idea that she's stuck in the past though ... ehehehe. I really like her physical design too!

*puts on to-draw list*

CALDIC-tan sounds very intriguing .... I wanna draw her and NLS-tan together once we get a physical description for her.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 22, 2014, 10:18:56 am
I love these designs >w<
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: stewartsage on May 22, 2014, 01:49:06 pm
eOS incorporated elements from the disgusting soup of SysV Unix.  The replacement for her on the ETA10 line was just called ETA System V so they cut out the derpy middle man.  Still didn't save ETA though.

LTSS and SCOPE were just so hard core they could Unix before UNIX.

I just honestly have no idea what to do about a physical description for CALDIC.  Most every other system I do there's been something that's really stuck out to me about how to design them...
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 22, 2014, 08:47:41 pm
oh hey, a catalyst to post that -tan me and pent made.

CRTAD-tan
aka Caddie
constructed 1947

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2hhdt1w.jpg)

semi-poor vision (especially poor periphral vision), cat-eye glasses
kind but misunderstood
has an odd concept of fun (EXCECUTE AMUSEMENT PROGRAM 01) in the way Princess Luna tries to have "fun"
likes planes, guns, military simulations, games, strategy, going shooting, meeting new people
dislikes: having to be confined to one room (not being able to move freely due to power source needed), when people get scared of her, being overlooked/forgotten, people calling her dumb, modern video games
mechanical; has to be plugged into wall to work
modest bust (didn't use any sort of internal memory, mechanical only)
knobs in hair
steel blue dress
enjoys beams (lazers, flashlights, lighthouses, etc); has fascination bordering on obsession with them
is illiterate; very shy about the topic
adopted Magnavox Odyssey-tan as her daughter
doesn't like video games newer than the Magnavox Odyssey; is jealous due to them having capibilities she'll never have
is friends with GENIAC, Magnavox Odyssey-tan; gets confused whenever someone mentions Windows Odyssey due to similar name
wants a battery she can plug herself into, so she can be more mobile
doesn't know that many people (was never released on the market)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathode_ray_tube_amusement_device
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnavox_Odyssey#History
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_video_game
http://classicgames.turtletechie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/cathode-ray-tube524.jpg
http://classicgames.about.com/od/classicvideogames101/p/CathodeDevice.htm
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 22, 2014, 08:52:31 pm
@Kari: YES >:3
(I was about to ask if we were ever going to post her -w-; )
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 22, 2014, 09:15:44 pm
Yay, new character concepts! I'll have to draw some of these! :D
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 22, 2014, 11:59:35 pm
dude, HT-tan. pleeeeeeeease draw HT-tan. ;^;
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 23, 2014, 12:18:46 am
Interesting, I'd never heard of the CRTAD before. At any rate, that design sounds great, and your concept sketch for her is very cute too. I wanna see a pic of her and GENIAC~ ^^

@Stew: I'm sure Unix-tan would be ........ thrilled.

Also, I hate it when that happens, re: having a character concept but no physical ideas. x__x
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 23, 2014, 05:14:37 pm
We're gonna have to make an M. Odyssey-tan too, aren't we. -w-;
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 23, 2014, 05:28:21 pm
Indeed we might : D
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 23, 2014, 07:58:44 pm
just realized, the title of this thread should seriously have been IBM-tans II: Whirlwind Boogaloo
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: stewartsage on May 23, 2014, 10:08:41 pm
I was gonna post DECs but then I didn't because I still don't have any idea what to do for the DECs I have on deck.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 24, 2014, 02:14:53 am
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo--

I'm working on Data General Nova-tan as we speak ... who's kind of related to the DECs in a roundabout way.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 24, 2014, 07:12:35 pm
Pent and I should make MO-tan.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: stewartsage on May 24, 2014, 07:48:35 pm
I have become DEC, destroyer of my own economic future (and a Naval Ordnance Laboratory computer).

NORC-tan (IBM Naval Ordnance Research Calculator)
-Early-ish vacuum tube computer
-Friendly competitor to ORDVAC/inter-service rivals
-Loves pie (held the pi computational record for years)
-Amateur filmmaker, mostly local scenes on the Northern Neck of Virginia or DC, and movie aficionado (display was a 35mm)
-Often makes casual discussions about math.
-Considers it her duty to remember the Harvard Mark-tans
-Naval officer.
-Cousin of IBM 701
-Hard working and dedicated, well liked by colleagues in the -tan world and human (Outlasted pretty much every other vacuum tube system)
-After death her consciousness drifted off into space on the asteroid named after her.  Maybe.
-Is pretty much the best at space.
-Casual acquaintance of SAGE.
-Status: Deceased 1968(?)

Physically: Spare, tallish, usually in uniform or something appropriately serious, darker blue hair (IBM's Watson lab + Naval use), often carries a slide rule, rounder face, friendly


HDOS-tan (Heath Disc Operating System)
-Illegitimate daughter of RSX.
-(Unknown) arch-rival of CP/M-tan.
-Has a dedicated, but small and aging, army of supporters.
-An early open sourcerer.  Mostly inept, but some skill with linguomancy (developed the ability to use multiple compilers)
-Initially was not able to speak to Apple-tans or TRS-80-tan due to language difficulties (lacked a BASIC compiler at first)
-Elder sister of HT-11-tan, definitely black sheep of the family.
-Ham radio operator.
-Status: Alive

Physically: Shortish, energetic, usually wears short skirts and a black leather jacket emblazoned with the Heathkit logo on the back, black hair, notes stuck in pockets


HT11-tan
-A Heathkit licensed knock-off of RT11-tan.
-Usually aggressively confused when asked about her origins.
-Technically part of the DEC family, to varying degrees of acceptance.
-Likes the DECs more then her "sister" HDOS.
-More base competency then HDOS but as a licensed DEC product is unable to use magic.
-Consequently ends up doing most of the work, including even talking to other -tans, for Heath.
-Ends up overworked and frequently tired.
-Less popular with hobbyists then HDOS, smaller following
-One of the rare "outsiders" to be decently liked by the DECs.
-Ends up doing a lot of encryption/decryption for them as well.
-Status: Dead

Physically: A near carbon copy of RT11-tan physically, just more washed out in color and shorter.  Usually wears a Heathkit script logo hair clip or printed scarf to avoid confusion, often lugging around bits and pieces of DEC equipment


MUMPS-11/MUMPS-tan (Massachusetts General Hospital Multi-User Multi-Processing System) AKA DSM (Digital Standard MUMPS)-tan AKA M-tan AKA MacMumps-tan AKA GTM-tan
-Terrifying database management/operating system/programming language -tan
-Started life in the mid-60s on PDP-7s, but went global by the early 1970s
-Like MTS-tan has installations all over the world that drag her away from Boston from time to time
-Loves animals (first used in laboratory recording)
-Excellent memory for faces, names and medical problems all in one
-The other half (with LINC) of DEC's crack medical team.
-Is a nurse as well as administrator
-Excellent diction, though thick accent, and scrupulously polite to the public
-Often carried messages from DEC HQ to other companies/-tans
-Today is semi-retired but continues to do her programming language related work, mostly as a public face of MUMPS systems and consulting for hospital records systems.
-Status: Alive

Physically: Solid, not large in any sense but not shapely either, used to usually wear a Mass General nurse's uniform with DEC insignia, transitioned to professional outfits in the late 1980s, black hair (now graying) tied back in a ponytail, usually smiling
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 25, 2014, 01:09:16 am
NORC-tan sounds like an interesting character, I can just imagine her and ORDVAC blowin' up crap together. I lost it at the space bit though. She was an acquaintance of SAGE-tan ... are we totally sure that NORC didn't just get on her bad side and get shot out into space? (I'm assuming SAGE could do that. If she so wanted.) Have you -tanned IBM 701 yet? I ... don't remember. ><

HOW DOES RSX-TAN HAVE AN ILLEGITIMATE DAUGHTER?! DOES THAT MAKE HER A PART-SISTER TO VMS-TAN?! If so, what's with VMS-tan's siblings all being aggressively mediocre/inept?! She and MERT-tan can duke it out for title of Most Mundane Magical Skill.

RT11-tan ought to be pleased she has another clone. She's gonna give Unix-tan a run for her money at this rate! I find her role as DEC Family code expert quite interesting though....

Ahh, finally we get to meet MUMPS-tan!! She sounds like quite the industrious lass, what with her multiple roles as programming language AND database management system AND OS. If she, LINC and DR DOS-tan got together, they could form the Unholy Trinity of OS-tans Who Aren't Actually Doctors but Pretend to Be. ^____^;;;;

I wonder if she knew Whirlwind or MTC-tan. She certainly sounds like the sort who'd get along with them.

Quote from: Chocofreak13 on May 24, 2014, 07:12:35 pm
Pent and I should make MO-tan.


Do itttttttttt~
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 26, 2014, 12:06:16 pm
i heard terrifying and automatically saw an image of her with a face of "RAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW".
how cool, though, that Mass General has its own OS. how hilarious that its name was once a disease they had to deal with.

does HT11 not like her sister because of the work burden that she places upon her? or is it something else? it just seems kinda sad that there isn't much of a relationship there. :\

OSSSS-TAAAAANS INNNNNN SPAAAAAAACE

Quote from: Bella on May 25, 2014, 01:09:16 am
they could form the Unholy Trinity of OS-tans Who Aren't Actually Doctors but Pretend to Be. ^____^;;;;

i lol'd.

Quote from: Bella on May 25, 2014, 01:09:16 am
Do itttttttttt~

perhaps tonight.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 26, 2014, 12:18:51 pm
@Kari: Indeed; maybe we can toss around a few ideas after I get off work :3

@Stew: I now want to see NORC-tan holding the Space Core >w>;
Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace~
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 26, 2014, 12:52:31 pm
silly willy, NORC-tan IS the space core.

(SOMEONE DESIGN HER OUTFIT AFTER IT, SRSLY.)
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 26, 2014, 05:11:43 pm
Hey look! A new almost DEC-tan. Hopefully I haven't gone overboard with her backstory ... all in all it reminds me a lot of OS/2-tan's backstory, though.

Data General Nova-tan
-Nebulously related to PDP-8-tan. (Shared designer.)
-Early life spent at DEC HQ. (Design originated at DEC. Or so it goes.)
-However, her creators grew  "big for their britches" and eventually ran afoul of the existing DEC-tans and their allies. (The design group planned to create a machine that would make all previous PDPs obsolete and butted heads with other engineering groups.)
-She departed with her creators when they rebelled against the DEC establishment. 
-DEC put up no resistance when they departed (no lawsuits for theft of intellectual property)
-However, the departure left a lasting impression of sadness. (Quoth Ken Olsen in the 1980s: "What they did was so bad we're still upset about it.")
-The focus of quite a bit of DEC/Data General lore. Believed by some to be the mythical "PDP-13". 
-Like PDP-8-tan, Nova is energetic and unexpectedly competent at a variety of jobs, but less fanciful and extravagant.
-Her résumé includes work in medicine, laboratory work and manufacturing.
-Believes the DEC-tans are frivolous and impractical and views the IBM-tans even more unfavorably than the DECs do, if that's even possible.
-Wicked arrogant and aggressively-spoken, but generally has an alright personality otherwise.
-Likes Apple I-tan and the other early Apple-tans by extension. (Steve Wozniak is purportedly a fan of the Nova.)
-Still working. (Novas are still used in air traffic control and throughout the military.)

Physical: 5'4'', average build, tan skin, honey-brown hair, blue eyes, contemporary 1960s and 70s clothing generally in blue or yellow.

Quote from: Chocofreak13 on May 26, 2014, 12:06:16 pm
does HT11 not like her sister because of the work burden that she places upon her? or is it something else? it just seems kinda sad that there isn't much of a relationship there. :\


I believe it's because HT11 was a licensed DEC product (and thus, HT11-tan was a "real DEC-tan") while HDOS was not, but only Stew would be able to tell you for certain.

Quote from: PentiumMMX on May 26, 2014, 12:18:51 pm
@Stew: I now want to see NORC-tan holding the Space Core >w>;
Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace~


Quote from: Chocofreak13 on May 26, 2014, 12:52:31 pm
silly willy, NORC-tan IS the space core.

(SOMEONE DESIGN HER OUTFIT AFTER IT, SRSLY.)


I plan on drawing NORC-tan soon. So I'll see what I can do. :D
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 26, 2014, 05:21:33 pm
Yay! Space! >w<

Also:
Quote from: Bella on May 26, 2014, 05:11:43 pm
-The focus of quite a bit of DEC/Data General lore. Believed by some to be the mythical "PDP-13". 


...does this mean that NOVA and the Bella mainframe from my stories are one in the same? *w*
(For those who aren't reading my stories, there's a sentient mainframe named Bella, that has a sign reading "PDP-13" on the front...even if the PDPs are actually minicomputers. If you're confused by this minor detail, repeat to yourself "it's just a story; I should really just relax")
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 26, 2014, 06:46:00 pm
glaze over the specifics. it's just fanfiction. -w-
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 26, 2014, 07:09:02 pm
Quote from: PentiumMMX on May 26, 2014, 05:21:33 pm
Yay! Space! >w<

Also:
...does this mean that NOVA and the Bella mainframe from my stories are one in the same? *w*
(For those who aren't reading my stories, there's a sentient mainframe named Bella, that has a sign reading "PDP-13" on the front...even if the PDPs are actually minicomputers. If you're confused by this minor detail, repeat to yourself "it's just a story; I should really just relax")


I knew you'd mention that, lol.

For real though, nobody knows why a PDP-13 was never produced. It's generally speculated that DEC avoided it due to superstition, but others have pointed out that it was the designation that would have belonged to Edson deCastro's PDP design, and that when he left, DEC simply didn't want to re-use the name.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 26, 2014, 08:36:54 pm
i forget, was the line discontinued after PDP-12? (as in, is there a PDP-14? no, right?)
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 26, 2014, 08:54:01 pm
There's a PDP-14, -15 and -16. But they're so trivial compared to their predecessors, the line may as well have ended with the PDP-12 ...

(To elaborate: The PDP-14 and -16 were industrial controllers, so they were used inside of other pieces of machinery, and didn't really do anything altogether interesting or fun by themselves. The PDP-15 is a descendant of the PDP-1, which automatically makes it a little more interesting. However, as I understand it, by the time the PDP-15 was produced the PDP line was already going "out of fashion" and there isn't a whole lot documented about it.)
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 26, 2014, 09:00:25 pm
PDP-15 is a PDP-1 fangirl. this is canon now.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 26, 2014, 09:49:52 pm
What if there is a PDP-13, but it was built exclusively for use at Warehouse 13, to catalog their artifacts?
(Got to love random spur-of-the-moment theories -w-; )
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 26, 2014, 10:25:27 pm
silly pent, take your theories to the theories thread. -w-;
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: stewartsage on May 26, 2014, 11:12:46 pm
There's just a lot of latent resentment by HT11 because of how much of a useless priss HDOS is.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 27, 2014, 11:25:40 am
ahhhh. okay, thanks for clearing that up. :0
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 27, 2014, 11:49:36 am
>No comment on Nova-tan

This slight will not go un-avenged.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 27, 2014, 12:35:41 pm
Ok, stupid thought: what if Nova-tan hates Avon products? I mean, "Avon" is "Nova" spelled backwards, which would make them opposites or something -w-;;;;

On a more serious note, I do like her design :3
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 27, 2014, 03:40:08 pm
That hadn't crossed my mind. -w-;

I'm placing this here because Stew mentioned the IBM 701 and I asked if it'd been -tanned yet.
(http://i.imgur.com/RYcgkZL.png)

SAGE was related to Whirlwind AND the IBM 701?!
STEW. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IN OS-TAN TERMS?!!?
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 27, 2014, 03:43:03 pm
I might not be Stew, but I'll take a wild stab and say LESBIAN SCIENCE BABIES
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 27, 2014, 11:27:53 pm
long-lost cousins.....of science?
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: stewartsage on May 28, 2014, 02:12:52 am
IBM 701 was the origin point/parent for the largely unseen AN/FSQ-7-tans.  It was never really relevant in the published canon so I never really brought it up.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 28, 2014, 06:24:57 pm
So IBM 701-tan was related to SAGE-tan's station-tans, but not SAGE personally?

Which makes me wonder what exactly SAGE-tan represents. Can't be the software/OS, because then she wouldn't have relation to Whirlwind(?? I don't think Whirlwind even used an operating system?). I'm.... confused.

Also: 10,000th post get!
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 28, 2014, 11:07:51 pm
WELCOME TO THE 10,000 CLUB, BELLS~*

~Magnavox Odyssey-tan
~AKA: Maggie
~Born: 1968
~Retired: Summer 1978
~Pale Skin, Brown Hair in a Wavy Bob, Grey Eyes
~Wears Rainbow clothing (i'm thinking a white, capped sleeve shirt with rainbow over-jumper, lace-topped socks and mary janes, with headband and glasses)
~Intense distrust of other video game systems (Magnavox sued nearly every other VG company at the time for copyright infringement and won every time)
~Enjoys all manner of games, from board games and cards to golf and shooting skeet
~Carries a Shotgun
~Is her family's protector, along with her younger sister, Odessa
~Mother Caddie, younger siblings Simon and Odessa
~Mute, typically writes things or leaves the talking to her sister, occasionally signs
~Colour-blind; fixes this problem with thick, large, square 1970's style glasses

EDIT:

~Magnavox Odyssey2-tan
~AKA: Odessa
~Born: 1978
~Retired: Late March 1984
~Pale Skin, Long, Straight Brown Hair, Grey Eyes
~Younger sister of Maggie, older sister of Simon
~Shorter than Maggie (5'0"?)
~Wears similar outfit to older sister (white, princess-sleeve blouse, rainbow-print jumper, lace-topped socks and mary janes, with headband)
~Hatred/Distrust of other VG-tans, much like sister
~Intense Rivalry with Atari-tan
~Works under her sister's command, but is much more powerful in terms of raw ability
~Public Speaker for Family (had speech synthesizer and first in family with proper sound)
~Speaks multiple languages (released worldwide)
~Tends to TALK REALLY LOUD! (all O2 games end with exclamation points)
~Ability to teach others (many education games and even an intro to programming game released for O2)
~Extremely Nerdy (D&D-based game)
~Loves Games, but gets frustrated with Chess (add-on piece was added to help O2 play chess properly)
~Carries Sword and Shield (nod to D&D clone game)
~Spent most of her time in Europe (biggest success there)
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 29, 2014, 01:19:29 am
Oooh, these two are lovely! I love all the little details you've put into them, and their physical designs too. :D

It sounds like Odyssey-tan could give SCO Unix a run for her money with regards to being litigious. >>;

And O2-tan's chess trouble amuses me for some reason. ^__^;
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 29, 2014, 01:22:32 am
Thanks ^^
Was the product of Kari and I throwing science ideas at the wall and seeing what stuck -w-

Also, welcome to the 10k club :3
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 29, 2014, 08:49:36 am
dammit pent, now i'm picturing us throwing those sticky octopus toys against the wall and calling it science.

@bells: thanks. ^^
tonight we're gonna work on their younger brother, Simon.
(http://www.handheldmuseum.com/MB/MB-SimonSpain.jpg)
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 29, 2014, 11:18:57 am
xD

Also, as a technical relative to Odyssey2, maybe we can take a stab at the CD-i sometime? It was created by Philips and Magnavox about 8 years after Odyssey2 was retired
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/56/CD-i-910-Console-Set.png/640px-CD-i-910-Console-Set.png)
(Also gave us the now-infamous "Unholy Triforce" of Zelda games)
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 29, 2014, 12:31:12 pm
you think Philip would be a cousin or a brother to the Magvox-tans?
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 29, 2014, 02:27:44 pm
Probably a cousin; given that Magnavox is now a division of Philips (They used to just be closely-related companies)
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 29, 2014, 07:45:15 pm
kaay. also, totes canon that Simon likes Tea and Cake. This poorly-recorded video proves it. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTz5Ff1GraI&feature=kp)
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 29, 2014, 07:47:52 pm
xD
I approve -w-
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 30, 2014, 01:45:38 am
A long time ago, I had a character concept for Magnavox Odyssey-tan, but I never did get to drawing it, nor do I remember most of the details, aside from being mute, carries a shotgun, and wears some sort of retro-futuristic outfit. But I must draw her! :D
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 30, 2014, 01:54:33 am
Do eet~ ^^
(Art is always good :3)
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 30, 2014, 01:36:29 pm
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on May 30, 2014, 01:45:38 am
... aside from being mute, carries a shotgun, and wears some sort of retro-futuristic outfit.


Something something dangerous mute lunatic.

I was also planning on drawing Odyssey and O2-tan. The more the merrier, though. :D
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 30, 2014, 10:03:34 pm
DO EET.

we will have their younger brother later, so you can draw them together. i'm picturing him as blonde, short, wearing glasses and a multicoloured, bow-tied suit.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 31, 2014, 12:51:45 pm
Sketches of Odyssey and Odyssey2-tan:

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/odysseytansconceptsketch-1.jpg)

I tweaked Odyssey2-tan's design a bit, and instead of wearing a jumper, I drew her with a sweater vest instead, because those are nerdier. :P I also couldn't pass up drawing her frustration with chess. :P

The idea of Odyssey-tan wearing a rainbow jumper makes me think of Rainbow Brite, if Rainbow Brite were vengeful and had a shotgun! o_o
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on May 31, 2014, 12:52:39 pm
They look great Aurora!

I lol'd at O2 being frustrated by chess. ^_^;
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on May 31, 2014, 01:21:40 pm
Love it :3
Got a good LOL at O2 being frustrated by chess, and Odyssey looks badass with her gun
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 31, 2014, 11:33:43 pm
HOW DOES TINY HORSES AND ROYALTY
also, i lol'd at vengeful rainbow brite. cause that strangely fits what she was/is. -w-;;;
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 03, 2014, 02:21:41 pm
How's this for her design in color?:

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/normal_chibiodysseybeta.png)
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on June 03, 2014, 02:37:08 pm
She's looking both adorable AND fierce, Aurora. : o

There's one little critique I have -- I think her eyes and mouth are a bit high on her face, knock them down a bit and it'll look perfect. :)
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 07, 2014, 01:14:54 pm
gah so kawaiiiiii

agreeing with bells about smidging the features down a bit. either that, or lower one and add a nose to offset it. :0
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Penti-chan on June 07, 2014, 01:20:24 pm
Nicely done ^^

I actually saved that picture; may use as an avatar sometime in the future :3
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 07, 2014, 01:58:27 pm
do eet.

@aurora: are we to expect a coloured Odyssey2 sometime in the future....? >w>
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: stewartsage on March 20, 2015, 10:35:52 pm
Did somebody say Soviet DEC clones?  Because there are an assload of PDP-11 OS clones that originated behind the iron curtain.  Our own wiki says seven RT 11 clones but I only ever managed to track down three that were specifically RT 11 related.  Below are also an RSTS and two RSX 11 clones, plus bonus System/360 clones for the IBM lovers out there.

FOBOS AKA RAFOS AKA FODOS-tan
-Often seen in public but little is known about her.  During the Cold War she was the target of much speculation by DEC Intelligence services.
-A copy of RT-11, physically
-Good friends with OS/RV-tan, another DEC PDP11 OS-tan clone.
-Reappeared under different names throughout the late Cold War.
-A countined embarassment to DEC.
-Reasonably popular among former and current users
-Never publically or privately acknowledged her DEC lineage, apparently considering it unimportant.
-Speaks at least Czech and Russian.
-Rumored to be a deadly assasain.
-Status: Alive, retired in the Czech Republic to live as a hobby OS.
Physical form: See RT-11 and add a little height/weight

OS/RV AKA DOS RV-tan
-Similar to RAFOS, a clone of a DEC operating system (RSX11M) created by the Soviets.
-Physically identical to RSX11, except a little heavier in build.
-Best friends with RAFOS, her fellow DEC copy of the era
-Extremely jealous of RSX11 before the Iron Curtain fell, sent menacing letters to her.  Had a creepy shrine of DEC memorabilia.
-Somewhat limited compared to her polylingual siblings, speaks bits of English but only Russian well.
-Still one of the most versatile minicomputer -tans of the era and a hard worker.
-Runs in her spare time as a hobby
-Status: Alive, divides time between Minsk and formerly Ukraine.
Physical form: See RSX11

DOS RVR-tan
-Another RSX11M clone
-The weakest Soviet DEC-tan
-Has trouble keeping up with work, forcing OS/RV to do more.
-Primarily employed in simple tasks like mass data processing much to her sisters' disappointment
-Well liked by her users, congenial if a bit incompetent.
-Not popular or versatile enough to survive as a hobby OS after her commercial utility was exceeded.
-Status: Deceased
Physical: A pre-teen or early teen RSX11

DOS KP-tan
-Clone of RSTS-tan
-Most competent of the Soviet PDP-11 OS clones, lacking RAFOS-tans air of mystique and OS/RV-tans creepy obession with the west.
-Worked as a book keeper for many years, and in information processing.
-Heavy drinker to cope with vast amounts of work left to her and from trying to manage her eccentric sisters.
-Travelled a lot
-Unlike her origin OS, not very competitive or sociable.
-Has a very dark, sardonic wit.
-Cares for her various odd siblings.
-Status: Unknown, last known to have retired to the sea.
Physical form: See RSTS

DOS/ES-tan
-Soviet copy of DOS/360
-Gregarious and friendly, a winner at dinner parties and functions.
-Worked in a variety of industries, including telecommunications and engineering.
-Hard-working and task focused, she enjoys manual labor to relax.
-Not considered particularly intelligent, but very capable if given a few tasks or workers to manage at a time.
-Speaks Bulgarian, Hungarian, Russian, and Czech
-Sometime friend and companion of 'rogue' ES operating systems MOS and OS10/ES.
-Dotes on her younger sister OS/ES
-Status: Alive
Physical form: Shortish (for a mainframe), plump, wears glasses and some type of coveralls usually. Same hair and eye color as DOS/360.

OS/ES-tan
-Soviet copy of OS/360
-A little cold and socially awkward, she relies on DOS to make introductions a lot of the time.
-Not very commanding presence but proud of her status as a 'high end' OS
-Works in business and scientific fields
-Speaks fewer languages then her sister, but does speak English.
-Disdains most of the mini- and micro- OS-tans, seeing them as second class systems.
-Formerly was spokeswoman for SVM when it existed.
-Dedicated to computing and increasingly it's history in the former Soviet Union.
-Doesn't like DOS hanging out with MOS.
-Status: Alive
Physical form: Mid to late teens girl, thin and kind of gangly, dresses well but conservatively and a tad out of fashion with the late Soviet and certainly the modern era.  Same hair and eye color as OS/360-tan.

Relationship Notes:
Unlike the actual DEC -tans who have a variety of convoluted relationships, I consider all the DEC clones to be sisters since their cloning/translation was all done by basically the same teams for the same Institutes in the various countries.  RAFOS-tan is kind of distant, preferring not to take responsibility for the rest leaving that to KP-tan, especially taking care of RVR-tan.

Coming soon....
-MOS, MNOS, and DEMOS-tans: The Soviet Unixes.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 21, 2015, 04:14:37 am
reall cool, dude, i'm looking forward to it. i'd wonder about artwork, but we all know bells will come sniffing through this thread soon. -w-;
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Bella on March 21, 2015, 01:16:30 pm
One wonders how the Soviets ended up cloning them in the first place ... stalking around DEC HQ and stealing -tans' hair?

Also, I really like your DOS/ES & OS/ES-tan designs! (I'd say more but I gave you most of my comments the other day.)

Quote from: stewartsage on March 20, 2015, 10:35:52 pm
-MOS, MNOS, and DEMOS-tans: The Soviet Unixes.


Hooray! Some actual communist Unices to go along with our pseudo-communist Unices (which is to say, the Unices).
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 21, 2015, 07:27:09 pm
Unixes and Clone Unixes are natural enemies.
Like Soviets and Communists.
Or Anarchists and Communists.
Or Marxists and Communists.
Or Communists and Communists.
Damn Communists....they ruined Communism.
Title: Re: More IBM-tans II: The DECkoning
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 13, 2015, 03:06:15 pm
Communism would only work for machines (or for a society ruled by machines) in the first place, anyway.