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OS-tan discussions => OS-tan Fan-Fics, Comics and Fan-Stuff => Topic started by: Spysweeper on November 28, 2006, 06:51:03 pm

Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on November 28, 2006, 06:51:03 pm
I'll list a couple of ideas I have

Alienware Kun & Tan Notebook and desktop versions

Trend Micro Kun & Tan

Fix it ultilites 6 Kun & Tan


I have alot more Ideas hopefully some will actually become real os-tans and kuns someday.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on November 28, 2006, 09:18:33 pm
http://ostan.blackdiam.net/viewtopic.php?t=231  ^___^

Listed them a while ago.  -v-

Aside from my own, it also includes new OS-tans drawn by Aurora, SleepyD, Darknight and some other artists.  ^.^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on November 28, 2006, 10:13:17 pm
Oh ok well we can list some more too I have alot of new ideas and i'm sure others do to but thanks for the Link C-Chan
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Alex Stankevitch on November 28, 2006, 10:38:16 pm
Im gonna try some AVG-kun and Lavasoft-tan.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on November 29, 2006, 10:04:46 am
Oh yeah, definitely go ahead and try -kuns as well as App-tans, Video Console-tans, etc, as I already stated I can't cover those on my list.  ^^;

(every where you look, there's a -tan of just about everything, and I ain't helping them be less plentiful.  ^^;

Added after 8 hours 50 minutes:

QuoteIm gonna try some AVG-kun and Lavasoft-tan.


Is she gonna look like her, by any chance?  ^.^

(http://ostan.blackdiam.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Other/1112578396406.jpg)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on November 29, 2006, 12:33:35 pm
Wow nice pic C-Chan

I have another DSL-Tan and kun

Name- DSL-kun/tan
age-18
height-5,8
weight-135 lbs
eye color-green
hair color-black long
nationality-Japanese
Clothing-Shirt that says dsl on it, dsl shades or glassess, Dsl pants, shirk for tan, dsl shoes, dsl risk band, colors red,black,green
Powers- DSL-Kun/tan are very fast they run at excess speeds of 1,000 miles per second and faster. They can download information at incredible speeds.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on November 29, 2006, 12:52:24 pm
Fufufu,... thanks, although you make it sound like I drew that.  ^^'
Granted I can draw in that style, but Ad-Aware-tan was clearly drawn by someone else some years ago.  Just happens to have been in the Gallery (in the "Others" section).
Most of my OS-tans are in the "Vintage" section.  -v-

Also, just to clarify to everyone, Spysweeper's DSL-tan actually refers to "DSL" the internet connection (stands for "Digital subscriber line"), not DSL-tan the Linux distros (stands for "Damn Small Linux").  That particular "DSL-tan" was drawn by Aurora and is particularly cute and tiny (smaller than Windows CE).  -v-

BTW, kudos to making the -tan and -kun identical -- it's always a pleasure to see when artists don't make girls smaller and weaker than their male counterparts.  ^__^
Though as far as the nationality goes, may not fly for long since Japan has a reliable fiber optic network.  So I hear, anyway.... -v-
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on November 29, 2006, 01:28:09 pm
Thanks for that C-chan your the best I just need someone to draw my ideas I good ideas but poor drawing skills I envy those with such talents.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on November 29, 2006, 01:35:11 pm
Quote from: "Spysweeper"Thanks for that C-chan your the best I just need someone to draw my ideas I good ideas but poor drawing skills I envy those with such talents.


There shouldn't be any need to envy anyone.  I'm no artist either and definitely can't draw freehand to save my life.  But using vector graphics and sticking to an efficient art format (in this case, the Japanese Anime cel-shading style), I can slowly "sculpt" the images to match the idea I have in my head.

Not sure if you've seen all of my work, but all the OS-tans in my signature were drawn... or should I say "sculpted" by me.  -v-

It should never be an issue of talent when there's a will and a way.  

If there's ever an issue to consider, it's time.  If you don't have time to draw or sculpt or whatever, THEN (and only then) will I admit there's no hope.  ^^'

In any case, what OS and machine are you using?

Consider the program I use to draw my characters.  It's free and works on various platforms, although it was primarily designed for Linux:

http://www.inkscape.org/

It's also relatively easy to use, although some initial coaching may be required.  In any case, I'm always around to help, especially when it involves creating new -tans.  ^__^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on November 29, 2006, 01:38:01 pm
I was just joking about the envy thing and thanks for the link i'll try it out but I might actually pay a artist to have them draw a commesion for me or something.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on November 29, 2006, 01:42:16 pm
In that case, hope you get a good one cause it never really is the same when you get it commissioned.  ^^;
Plus you'll miss out on the self-satisfaction of accomplishment.  -v-

In any event, give Inkscape a whirl.  ^__^
It's not drawing per se, but the techniques are very useful for a much wider variety of fields, from games to Flash applets to MS Word clipart to presentations at work/school.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on November 29, 2006, 02:02:36 pm
Ok i'll give it a whirl before having someone else draw my stuff.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on November 30, 2006, 12:32:19 pm
I have some one AIM-kun and Tan MSN messager Kun and tan

These gays and girls are nothing but talk they can talk the talk but not walk the walk and when they speak they make the sounds they the instant messagers. Like for Aim kun and tan when they are finised with a sentance they will make the sound that aim makes the same for msn messager.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 30, 2006, 04:02:30 pm
Good ideas!

And also I've made an AOL-tan and she's a lot like your AIM and MSN characters (but is a MEGA chatterbox who is bad at sorting email and blocking spam- sometimes even getting them mixed up!) but I wonder how they'd all get along-- or be rivals! But if rivals, that would all be one interesting rivalry! I could picture all them fighting to see who delivers the message to the OS-tans first!

And for the reference, here's what she looks like!

(http://home.mchsi.com/~toastgirl222/randomstuff/ch-AOLtan.jpg)

And in zerOSanity (my OS-tan fancomic), she swings by on a rope, delivering her messages Tarzan-style while saying her catchphrase "You've got mail!" :D
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on November 30, 2006, 04:53:49 pm
Quote from: "Aurora Borealis"Good ideas!

And also I've made an AOL-tan and she's a lot like your AIM and MSN characters (but is a MEGA chatterbox who is bad at sorting email and blocking spam- sometimes even getting them mixed up!) but I wonder how they'd all get along-- or be rivals! But if rivals, that would all be one interesting rivalry! I could picture all them fighting to see who delivers the message to the OS-tans first!

And for the reference, here's what she looks like!

(http://home.mchsi.com/~toastgirl222/randomstuff/ch-AOLtan.jpg)

And in zerOSanity (my OS-tan fancomic), she swings by on a rope, delivering her messages Tarzan-style while saying her catchphrase "You've got mail!" :D


nice pics  I like your ideas too
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on November 30, 2006, 10:43:28 pm
Oh yeah, Aurora's done a lot of fresh and original new OS-tans (and some App-tans).  Also does some very cute fanart.  ^__^

These two in particular hold a very special place in my heart.  I'll give you a cookie if you can guess why... -v-

(http://home.mchsi.com/~toastgirl222/randomstuff/ch-amigatan.jpg)(http://home.mchsi.com/~toastgirl222/randomstuff/ch-OS2warptan.jpg)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 01, 2006, 08:37:41 am
Quote from: "C-Chan"Oh yeah, Aurora's done a lot of fresh and original new OS-tans (and some App-tans).  Also does some very cute fanart.  ^__^

These two in particular hold a very special place in my heart.  I'll give you a cookie if you can guess why... -v-

(http://home.mchsi.com/~toastgirl222/randomstuff/ch-amigatan.jpg)(http://home.mchsi.com/~toastgirl222/randomstuff/ch-OS2warptan.jpg)


i'm gessing because those are one's you made and he drew them for you.

Added after 24 minutes:

Internet Explorer Tan and kun


Unlike firefox and tan and kun these two have alot of popup ads coming at them and there search engines are  slower. They have a big rivalry with firefox tan and kun. They have become really jealous due to the fact that firefox tan and kun get's more attention then they do anymore. They are also very easily infected with evil virusis.  It is said that these two have purposely let themselves become infected with virusis just to get revenge on Firefox tan and kun.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on December 01, 2006, 09:50:53 am
*grabs flags and cheer*

AAAAAAAAA-TAAAAAAAA-RIIIII--!!! ^V^

*gags at part of "he drew them for you"*

Gyaah!  Xvx'

*flops*

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*sweatdrops*

Hehe,... um,... Aurora-sama is one of the few remaining ladies on this board that we know of....  ^^;
Other than Codi-sama, who just likes to lurk and taunt us with split-second viewings of her beautiful cosplay pics.  -v-

But don't worry,... I did the same with Kami-Tux once and it wasn't pleasant.  ^v^'
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 01, 2006, 09:57:48 am
Quote from: "C-Chan"*grabs flags and cheer*

AAAAAAAAA-TAAAAAAAA-RIIIII--!!! ^V^

*gags at part of "he drew them for you"*

Gyaah!  Xvx'

*flops*

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.
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*sweatdrops*

Hehe,... um,... Aurora-sama is one of the few remaining ladies on this board that we know of....  ^^;
Other than Codi-sama, who just likes to lurk and taunt us with split-second viewings of her beautiful cosplay pics.  -v-

But don't worry,... I did the same with Kami-Tux once and it wasn't pleasant.  ^v^'


Opps my apologies to Aurora sama I respect woman alot so that was by bad I should be banned for that one (please don't band me) lol and also for all you guys out there her are some words of advice Hell Hell knows no fury like a woman scorned ! don't mix a womans name I won't make that mistake again. (takes deep breath)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on December 01, 2006, 10:26:17 am
Easier said than done on the internet, dude.  ^.^
But oh well, at least ya tried.  ^v^'
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 01, 2006, 12:38:19 pm
yeah true but lets just say i'll try not too C-chan
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on December 01, 2006, 01:53:09 pm
BTW, I myself am neither man nor woman, but pig.  ^__^
(that's me on OS/2-tan's shoulder in my avatar)

I'm looking forward to 2007, given that I'll be the star attraction.  ^v^

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_of_the_pig
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 01, 2006, 02:33:39 pm
OH thats gonna be interesting thanks for the link. So what is your os-tan again C-chan.

Oh and I have another Logitech Kun and Tan.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 01, 2006, 05:54:14 pm
Quote from: "Spysweeper"
Quote from: "C-Chan"*grabs flags and cheer*

AAAAAAAAA-TAAAAAAAA-RIIIII--!!! ^V^

*gags at part of "he drew them for you"*

Gyaah!  Xvx'

*flops*

.
.
.

*sweatdrops*

Hehe,... um,... Aurora-sama is one of the few remaining ladies on this board that we know of....  ^^;
Other than Codi-sama, who just likes to lurk and taunt us with split-second viewings of her beautiful cosplay pics.  -v-

But don't worry,... I did the same with Kami-Tux once and it wasn't pleasant.  ^v^'


Opps my apologies to Aurora sama I respect woman alot so that was by bad I should be banned for that one (please don't band me) lol and also for all you guys out there her are some words of advice Hell Hell knows no fury like a woman scorned ! don't mix a womans name I won't make that mistake again. (takes deep breath)


Don't feel bad about that! I've done my share of guessing other people's genders wrong too! ^^;

Oops! I haven't welcomed you to the forums yet! >__<
Anyways better late than never: Welcome to the OS-tan forums, Spysweeper!

And your ideas for the IE-tan and -kun sound really good! Sure would suit them well! :D

Also, any ideas for a Safari-tan? :D
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 01, 2006, 06:00:03 pm
Thanks Aurora and sorry I don't know or have any ideas for Safari-tan or kun

And sure thing i'll check out your deviant art page ASAP. And i'll look up Safari and think up an idea for and Tan and kun of it ok.

And yeah Internet Explorer Tan and kun are nothing but back stabbling little traitors going to the virusis side just because users like firefox better.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on December 02, 2006, 10:57:53 pm
QuoteOH thats gonna be interesting thanks for the link. So what is your os-tan again C-chan.


Ohhhh-hohoho!!  ^o^

Thought you never asked.  -v-
That there be OS/2-tan, half-sister of the Windows-tans and the true heir to the Windows fame.  She's also a bit of a psycho thanks to many years of treachery and torment, and carries a phaser to prove it.  ^^'

IBM and Microsoft originally collaborated to build her, but then M$ pulled a fast one and took the GUI portion with them to help make Windows NT, which itself was built off other stolen technology.  ^^'

IBM then decided to build and release OS/2 themselves, but fudged the marketing big time and allowed the superior OS to be beaten by Windows 95 and NT.  Some say it was due to incompetence, but others say it was a small sacrifice to pay to help bolster them in the hardware business.  Cause as everyone knows,... hardware companies LOVE Microsoft, for obvious reasons....  -v-

Read more about poor OS/2-tan's tragic history here.....  -v-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/2

QuoteDon't feel bad about that! I've done my share of guessing other people's genders wrong too! ^^;


Hehe.... yeah,... like me, for example.  ^^'
Not really, but it was almost as funny....  ^v^'

QuoteAnd yeah Internet Explorer Tan and kun are nothing but back stabbling little traitors going to the virusis side just because users like firefox better.


Hehe... I like the cut of your jib.  -v-
Let IE stew in their own mediocracy....  Firefox all the way!!  ^v^

Or Opera,... I can do Opera-sama too.... ^.^

As a bonus, Opera already has a tan and a kun....  
And my favorite tan/kun pairing, at that.... ^v^

Opera-tan and Opera-kun.  More of a husband/wife pairing I think, but cute nonetheless.  ^__^

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/optn_8_2.png)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 03, 2006, 07:45:12 pm
Yup thanks alot C-Chan IE tan and kun are are two jealous bastards lol.

Added after 3 hours 24 minutes:

PS3 kun and tan
Age-unkown
Weight-6,6
Weight- 138 lbs
Eye color-silver
Hair color-black
Clothing-black and silver with ps3 lettering on there clothing
Powers- The ps3 kun and tan have physic powers just like in the ps3 commercials they can move things with out actually touching them. they are probably the strongest of the next gen tans and kuns.

These are the commercials I'm refering to when I mean physic powers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qamwVJaYW8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW6-QPghTHA&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H90g3NigOM&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HiD-fi5mwk&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OGn3ykqoVI&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwCDhMJ6-r4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNvrazzkYos&mode=related&search=
(ps3 kun and tan own xbox kun and tan)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiW-zfH9RSo&mode=related&search=
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 04, 2006, 05:51:47 pm
Alienware-kun and tan
Age- said to be as old as time itself
Height-7,3
Weight- 145 pounds
Eye coler-pure black
Skin color -green/ with black markings
Hair color- they don't have it's something alien
Clothing- Alien like futurist looking
Powers- alienware kun and tan are not from earth they are from another planet they seem to be able to communicate my mind. They have advanced weapons, basically they are very powerful and advanced.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 11, 2006, 02:10:15 pm
Ok now i'm gonna make some up of phones and stuff like that.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on December 15, 2006, 02:36:54 pm
So dude, have you given Inkscape a whirl yet?

This latest picture of mine was done 100% in Inkscape, and not one speck of it is hand-drawn.  THIS is what you can make if you just believe you can do it....  ^v^

(http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/eCS-tanTHUMB.jpg)

http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/eCS-tan.jpg

Besides, I wouldn't mind seeing a 6'6" PS3-tan.  ^v^
*sweatdrops* You can keep the -kun....  Ã,¬vÃ,¬'
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 15, 2006, 04:08:21 pm
umm not yet but i'm gonna try it i'm testing it out now
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on December 15, 2006, 04:23:34 pm
YAY!  That's the spirit of a true Anti-Trojan program!  ^v^

*cheering with pompoms*

Fight-o!!  Fight-o!!  Fight-o!!  ^V^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 15, 2006, 05:06:44 pm
That program was a little hard but I found a better one this I think i'm gonna like it has preset models you can do whatever with it make cartoons, anime, realistic here's a link if your interested.

http://www.e-frontier.com/imagecatalogue/customimageview/4570/?sbss=507
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on December 15, 2006, 05:32:21 pm
Oh yeah, that's Poser.

Formerly MetaCreations Poser, then Curious Labs Poser, now e-Frontier Poser.  I use it for storyboarding and to test out character poses.  In fact, eCS-chan started out as an Aiko + Michiko texture skin model posed on the floor in that position.  Naturally, once I sculpt the vector image over the bitmap generated from Poser, I embellish a little and correct for the limitations of Poser modeling.

3D posing is also like sculpting too, and might work for you if you're more technically inclined.  ^__^
It takes a little effort to get it to produce Anime quality images (like the ones you see in the link), but it is possible.  -v-

I can help you with Poser too if you need it.  ^__^
The program itself is not free, but in this day and age that might not be a problem for you.  -v-  *wink wink*

Be sure to check out Hexagon, also from e-Frontier.

Poser can pose your 3D figures, but Hexagon helps you build them very easily and intuitively.  ^__^
Great for making ears and tails and sword to attach to your character models.  ^v^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 15, 2006, 06:08:09 pm
Yup and thanks alot for all your help C-chan.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on December 15, 2006, 11:06:51 pm
Hehe, no need to thank me yet.  Wait till you start drawing/sculpting/modeling, and then you can come back and pay tribute to C-chan-sensei.  ^v^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on December 16, 2006, 06:21:47 pm
Ok sure thing sensei

Added after 4 hours 30 minutes:

I tried that program I don't like either of them they are too much Like CAD and I hate CAD i'm just gonna get my stuff commisoned.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Xyanide on January 14, 2007, 10:15:30 am
Are there any -tans around of processors? They seem good material for something similar to OS-tan in my opinion
for example Celeron-tan could be very similar to ME-tan :P
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 14, 2007, 01:18:57 pm
ive seen something of the sort... Ill have to dig around to see if i can find it
let me see...

(http://www.wakachan.org/os/src/1159059390822.jpg)

there we go.  thats one.  look they are sharing it like a cookie!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Xyanide on January 14, 2007, 03:28:00 pm
what? where? i don't see anything :(
yeah i thought something like that would have been thought of already, just havn't seen any of it yet ;)

@spysweeper: -tans of computer brands...no...please don't...especially not of such a generic one
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Silentbob on January 14, 2007, 03:33:13 pm
Picture isn't showing for me either..

I do recall seeing a Gigabyte-tan once. (The motherboard/graphics card etc. manufacturer).
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on January 14, 2007, 04:26:32 pm
Check the "Others" section of the OS-tan Picture Gallery on board.  I do recall either NewYinzer or I uploading a picture of a Celeron-tan and Nvidia-tan eating some RAM, among other CPU-tans.  ^__^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Xyanide on January 14, 2007, 05:06:59 pm
why thank you :)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 14, 2007, 07:27:17 pm
the thread i pulled that from might have just been dropped from wakachan.. it was on one of the last pages -_- It was there thismorning when i posted it. some beach.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on January 15, 2007, 12:35:38 am
I also saw one of an satelite it was on waka chan.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on January 15, 2007, 02:23:39 pm
Found it....  ^___^

http://ostan-collections.blackdiam.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/1159059390822.jpg
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Xyanide on January 15, 2007, 07:30:10 pm
i found AMD64-tan! exactly what i expected ;) she pwnz celeron-tan any day :P

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=8&pos=55
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 15, 2007, 08:48:34 pm
That reminds me.. I have to finish my XPS 1710-tan pic -_- so much to do...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on January 15, 2007, 11:31:01 pm
Quote from: "CaptBrenden"That reminds me.. I have to finish my XPS 1710-tan pic -_- so much to do...


Badass I like that idea Cap =)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Exa on January 16, 2007, 03:27:51 am
Quote from: "Xyanide"i found AMD64-tan! exactly what i expected ;) she pwnz celeron-tan any day :P

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=8&pos=55


You said the truth, my friend, AMD64-tan pwnz (I said that even though I'm an Intel user...)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Xyanide on January 16, 2007, 04:41:44 am
intell isn't actually bad, they recently were able to release something better and cheaper than the AMD opteron series (i think it was that)...but i refuse to get it along with a new motherboard lol, i'm just an AMD fan basically :P
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Exa on January 16, 2007, 04:47:24 am
It's just a question of taste. Intel or AMD, Radeon or Geforce - neither of them is better than the other.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on January 16, 2007, 02:09:16 pm
ARM Processor bests them all!!  WOOHOO!!!!!!!  ^V^

*waves flag reading "Go RISC OS-tan!!"*

No, but seriously, I have to side with AMD in this one.  Matter of personal taste, and all....  -v-'
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Laevatein on January 24, 2007, 01:04:57 am
*looks around*

New here, although I've been lurking as a guest for quite some time, enraptured by the beauty of the OS-tans XD Nice to meet ya all!

Of all the programs to be overlooked though, I'm wondering why there's no tans as of present for Adobe Photoshop and Imageready, afterall most of the various OS-tans themselves are rendered in PS. I can imagine them as twin sisters (think Suiseiseki & Souseiseki), with colored feathers on their hair as ornaments - PS-tan having blue and green feathers, IR-tan having orange and red feathers - with similarly colored heterochromatic eyes. Whatcha think? :D
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on January 24, 2007, 01:09:10 am
Yo Laevatein.  ^__^

Well I draw in Inkscape myself, but I understand what you mean.  ^v^

Don't know a PS-tan or IR-tan personally, but I can assure you with certainty that they exist,... probably mixed in with some of the hundreds of millions of Mecha Musume.  ^___^

I know I've seen at least one personified in comics, although it was a male Photoshop hogging resources.  ^v^'

Better off waiting for reinforcements, cause this pig really just specializes in OS-tans only.  ^.^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Laevatein on January 24, 2007, 01:27:47 am
I've seen that male PS (are all male programs always so lecherous or greedy? LOL), which made me long for a PS-tan even more (since PS is one of my most used programs) ^^;

I also haven't seen any tans relating to P2P programs, such as BT or Limewire. They'd have some very interesting personalities if they were ever put to tan form XD
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 24, 2007, 03:14:48 am
Ive got a female version of photoshop.. I shall endevor to post it later
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Laevatein on January 24, 2007, 03:27:04 am
So there is a GOD out there XD And that later should better be pretty soon, I hope it's good XD
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 24, 2007, 03:29:59 am
Oy may take a while.. i now have over 10 gigs of pictures... -_- and i cant remember if its in the massive unsorted folder... or if its in my massive tans folder
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on January 24, 2007, 07:50:01 am
BTW, very recently saw a LimeWire-tan.  ^__^
Drawn in the western-style, though, so may not be your thing -- however, if this one exists, surely there are others in hiding too.  ^.^

http://wakachan.org/os/wakaba.html
[scroll down a bit until you see something green... ^v^)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Laevatein on January 24, 2007, 08:01:51 am
Limewire-tan looks like a butch O_o Really not my style.

Edit: Best looking Vis-tan I've ever seen:

http://wakachan.org/os/src/1169643393957.png

And it looks like they'll be integrating Aeroglass into her clothing  ;001
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Silentbob on January 24, 2007, 09:51:36 am
The link doesn't work, it probably expired.  :(  It's a safer bet to save the image and attach it here or host it somewhere else.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on January 24, 2007, 12:55:13 pm
Ah yes the limewire design is sorta well not ugly but it doesn't appeal I guess but thanks anyway.
Title: LimeWire-tan!
Post by: MisterCat on January 24, 2007, 03:07:54 pm
Now me, I like that LimeWire-tan!  Thanks for pointing her out, C-Chan.

;019

=^..^=
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 24, 2007, 07:11:34 pm
found her!  since imageshack is freaking out on me, and ive reached my 2 mb limit to upload ont he forum, i will upload into the gallery and post a link!

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=8&pos=0 and there she is!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 24, 2007, 07:34:36 pm
The Limewire-tan looks okay except the yellow lips creep me out a bit o__o

And that Photoshop 7-tan looks really cool! It's nice to know there is a -tan out there that represents the art program that I use! :D
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 24, 2007, 07:36:10 pm
im not a fan of the odd color lipstick myself either o_O too unatural
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on January 24, 2007, 08:29:09 pm
I agree, Limewire-tan looks a bit creepy to me!

QuoteBest looking Vis-tan I've ever seen


So true, though it doesn't quite follow the "bust size equals Memory" Idea. Looks cool anyway
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 24, 2007, 08:49:39 pm
I like the freaking ninja vista, cus shes a feaking ninja!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 24, 2007, 09:08:18 pm
I like the ninja Vista too. She and the screw-haired schoolgirl are my favorite of the Vistans. I also kinda like the Rozen Maiden-inspired one too.

And as I'm typing this, I am struggling to resist the urge to draw a Duke Nukem-inspired Vistan. Well, because on Fark headlines when something is bound to take a really long time, they joke that the newest version of Duke Nukem will be released by then and it may take a long time for there to be an official Vistan. so... yeah...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Laevatein on January 24, 2007, 10:18:58 pm
Quote from: "CaptBrenden"found her!  since imageshack is freaking out on me, and ive reached my 2 mb limit to upload ont he forum, i will upload into the gallery and post a link!

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=8&pos=0 and there she is!


LOL Cute PS-tan there  ;010 Wish we had an adult version though XD
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on January 24, 2007, 10:22:43 pm
Kawaii!!!
Though I do think anadult version is in order.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on January 25, 2007, 12:24:09 am
Cool photoshop tan that is nice I think I also saw one on Iso-hunt -tan and a Photobucket-tan
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Laevatein on January 25, 2007, 12:41:16 am
A Photobucket-tan huh? Certainly another interesting tan, considering my excessive use of it. I'd always imagined PB-tan as looking like one of those Gaia avatars wielding a camera (considering the blatant Gaia reference on the main page).
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on January 25, 2007, 12:42:50 am
Sounds cool, I'd like to see it
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: zerodin on February 07, 2007, 01:11:46 pm
If there ain't one already I might design a Deskmate-tan.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on February 07, 2007, 02:47:52 pm
FYI, zerodin's already made a thread regarding Deskmate-tan here....

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=371
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: zerodin on February 07, 2007, 05:28:01 pm
(in reguards to the topic title) I made a coco-tan if that counts.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on February 07, 2007, 05:32:16 pm
Of course it counts! Great job, I like it!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: zerodin on February 07, 2007, 05:37:35 pm
Thank you! ^_^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on February 07, 2007, 05:48:18 pm
Let me assure you, it is well deserved. As one who contributes nothing but a presence and a few word to this great forum, I ought to be thanking you!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: zerodin on February 07, 2007, 06:08:46 pm
I'll be sure to contribute more images as I can!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 07, 2007, 07:04:53 pm
That's good! The more artists the merrier as artists and new ideas are what make the OS-tan world go round!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on February 07, 2007, 08:20:21 pm
QuoteLet me assure you, it is well deserved. As one who contributes nothing but a presence and a few word to this great forum, I ought to be thanking you!


FYI, Tsubashi-san claims to contribute nothing to this great forum, because he's too busy contributing great things to the OS-tan Wiki.  Just thought I'd clarify that before he gives off the false impression that he's a leech.  ^___^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on February 07, 2007, 08:24:49 pm
Quote from: "C-Chan"because he's too busy contributing great things to the OS-tan Wiki.


Uploading other peoples avis can hardly be considered "Great Things"
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on February 07, 2007, 08:30:35 pm
Oh you....  ^___^
Speaking of which, I might be booked tonight as well, so stick a little word in at the Wiki for me while I'm gone.  -v-

*trots off*
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on February 07, 2007, 09:16:29 pm
http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/User:Tsubashi

There! now the wiki has "A little word!"

Just kidding! ^-^

I'll try and do some real editing later, once I finish this practice test... -v-
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on February 07, 2007, 09:24:52 pm
BWAHAHA!!!  That's funny.  ^__^

School comes first naturally, so definitely if you get a chance afterwards, I'll be indebted to you.  Thank ye.  ^v^

Now then, I'm already at my 3rd tangent, so I best think of something on-topic.... -v-

*ponders*

.......................................................Um,.................. I hereby proclaim that I'm gonna draw a FreeBSD-tan to end all FreeBSD-tans!!!!!!  And,... uh,.... I wanna make her look like this hot mama....

(http://karinanime.free.fr/images/karin/elda.jpg)

Yeah!!!!!!!  ^v^'

....

*poses dramatically for camera*

.....

Okay, I'm saved.  ^___^

*trots off very quickly*
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 09, 2007, 01:13:05 pm
...if that happens i'll chew some random body part off, since the "hot mama" you're referring to is probably one of the most twitchycreep characters i've ever encountered. AND have some heart attacks and die.


um....


no. but anyway, i was seriously frightened by that pic, nya...^-^'

Sorry for giving the impression of being a big pessymist person nya. Anyways, what here's what i've thought of...

DC-tan

Age: 17
Hair: Grey, waist length
Eye color: One green, one blue-ish. (see below)
Nationality: Swedish, for some oddball reason.
Clothing: Haven't decided yet (I'm gonna sketch her after this) except for a black/red pirate hat and eye-patch.
Powers and the like: She has the ability to "skate" on blades of wind, allowing her to cover great distances very fast. She is a master gunman and usually carries around two 18:th century style ornate pistols by her waist. Also, below her eye-patch is her second eye, which is shifting in blue and silver circles, which can see incredible distances as well as through most walls. And clothing.
Personality: She is slightly anti-social and not very friendly against others, and seems to have a grudge against almost all the OS-tans. She is very sarcastic and likes to make fun of people, but is a hard worker when she gets to it. When removing her eye-patch though, she loses all trace of personality and becomes completely emotionless.


As i said i'll be starting to draw a sketch of her (as soon as i'm done with dinner), so clothing and stuff, as well as some editing of the old data, is to be expected by tonight or tomorrow.


[/EDIT: This data has been edited, read later post for correct info.]
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on February 09, 2007, 01:56:13 pm
Quote...if that happens i'll chew some random body part off, since the "hot mama" you're referring to is probably one of the most twitchycreep characters i've ever encountered. AND have some heart attacks and die.


Awwww,... but she's so cute....  ^.^
...
And old.....  ^v^
......
Damn old......  ^___^;
...........

[melodramatically] But though you may self-cannabalize and die,.... that... is a sacrifice... I am willing to make...  Ã,¯0Ã,¯

*sheds tear*

But anyway, glad we're getting more and more people willing to talk less and draw more.  We need more tangible activity around here!  Let this be a bustling hub of creative talent!  ^v^

Speaking of which, does "DC-tan" represent DC++ by any chance?  ^___^'

I've seen lots of OSes, but not yet one called that.  ^v^'
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 09, 2007, 02:12:22 pm
DC++, that very one, yes. Or rather, that and all similar direct connect applications; I thought first of making one for each, like FulDC and so on, but i decided not to, so she's combined from all the clients. I think, at least - anyone who wishes is can feel free to draw a FulDC or ShakesPeer tan if they wish, but for the moment I'll be representing them all in one. And also DC++ is the only client i've ever used, so...^-^'

Don't expect much of my drawing skills though. I hope it doesn't end up too bad...
Oh well. I'm off for dinner!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on February 09, 2007, 02:57:26 pm
QuoteDC++, that very one, yes. Or rather, that and all similar direct connect applications; I thought first of making one for each, like FulDC and so on, but i decided not to, so she's combined from all the clients. I think, at least - anyone who wishes is can feel free to draw a FulDC or ShakesPeer tan if they wish, but for the moment I'll be representing them all in one. And also DC++ is the only client i've ever used, so...^-^'


Okey-doke, will keep that in mind.  -v-
I doubt that'll be a problem,... I had to use the same tactic for OS/2-tan (to save on time), and thus far no one has felt compelled to do a Warp 3-tan, Warp 4-tan, etc...  ^^;
Same thing with Apple ][, where I did a SEROUS cope-out to avoid having to draw the half-million versions of that system.  ^v^;

QuoteDon't expect much of my drawing skills though. I hope it doesn't end up too bad...
Oh well. I'm off for dinner!


HAHA!!  ^V^

Don't make me have to start playing "Sing" by The Carpenters, and replace every instance of "Sing a Song" with "Draw a -tan".  ^___^

Trust me,... I'd much rather you self-cannabilize AFTER seeing my FreeBSD-tan pic, not before.  ^.^'
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 09, 2007, 07:17:01 pm
BEUGH.

I hate this.


The original result turned out quite fine, much better than i expected as i, as stated previously, don't have that much confidence or expectations in my skills as an artist. Then I scanned it in, which made it obvious that I had done some serious misses...the biggest one was probably drawing in my old school notebook, on a page with text on the other side. So what picture i have now is slightly invaded by mirror images of text...
Oh well. I did take away as much as i could using GIMP, and although I'm not skilled at all using image editors, i did at least get a result that was better than the image i started with (although not better than the paper original, mind you.) So here she is... DC-Tan!!! ^-^ ;019 ;019 ;019

(Please don't laugh at me)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/NejinOniwa/OS-Tans/DC-Tan_SketchFirstpicEdit1.jpg)

Now to list a couple of things i think i did wrong...
1. I did not draw on a clear paper.
2. I miserably failed depicting any kind of feminine features.
3. The drawing itself is relatively crappy, and very crappily edited.

But whatever, off from the state of pessimism now, and let's do some update on her data!


DC-tan

Age: 13
Hair: Grey/White, slightly more than shoulder length
Eye color: One green, one blue-ish. (see below)
Nationality: Swedish, for some oddball reason.
Clothing: She wears either knee-length skirts or puffy pants in black/white, a sky-blue vest featuring the "download" and "upload" icons in green and red, a silver chain round her neck, a pirate hat with a large DC++ icon on the front and a disturbingly black eye-patch.
Powers and the like: She has the ability to "skate" on blades of wind, allowing her to cover great distances very fast. She is a master gunman and usually carries around two 18:th century style ornate pistols by her waist. Also, below her eye-patch is her second eye, which is shifting in blue and silver circles, which can see incredible distances as well as through most walls. And other people's clothing.
Personality: She is slightly anti-social, quite shy and not very friendly against others, and seems to have a grudge against almost all the OS-tans. She also at times show signs of self-hate of some degree. Normally, she has a very sarcastic attitude and likes to make fun of people, but is a hard worker when she gets to it. When removing her eye-patch though, she loses all trace of personality and becomes completely emotionless.



As a last note, I'd like to say that if anyone could do a proper edit and/or color of this one, I'd be REALLY happy. My msn is in my profile in that case.

Hope you like this!

//Nejin
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on February 09, 2007, 07:31:25 pm
QuoteI don't have that much confidence or expectations in my skills as an artist.


You should fix that, your art is great! It's people like you that make this phenomena possible!

Quote1. I did not draw on a clear paper.


Don't worry, everyone makes mistakes!

Quote2. I miserably failed depicting any kind of feminine features.


You did give her a necklace! ^-^

Quote3. The drawing itself is relatively crappy, and very crappily edited.


No, not really. Aside from the mirror text, it's rather clean. Good job!

QuoteAs a last note, I'd like to say that if anyone could do a proper edit and/or color of this one, I'd be REALLY happy.


That would be really neat!

Anyway, I think you did a great job NejinOniwa-sama
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 09, 2007, 07:40:05 pm
Goog job on DC++-tan! But what exactly is DC++ though? But she's cool though!

1. She's a pirate!
2. Old-school fashion!
3. Good at wielding guns
4. And she's cynical and sarcastic!
5. I can kinda relate to her personality

Plus the quirk of her personality changing with the prescence or abscence of her eyepatch is interesting too!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 09, 2007, 07:44:50 pm
Please stop! I will die from excessive blushing if you continue praising me!!!

*tears of joy* ^-^

Thank you guys...Maybe I'll give it another shot tomorrow, with these differences:
Clear paper!
Larger paper!
Full-body image!
Aaand hopefully some better editing and better drawing. Desu-nyo! ^-^

And Aurora Borealis-san, DC++ is, as you could have guessed from her outfit, a p2p client using the Direct Connect network. It currently has the largest amount of shared files of all such networks (BT not included since it's not that kind of network and seriously fucking HUGE to boot), somewhere around a few Exabytes. An exabyte, fyi, is 10^18 b, or 1 000 000 000 gigabytes.
Really fucking much, in short.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on February 09, 2007, 09:10:22 pm
QuotePlease stop! I will die from excessive blushing if you continue praising me!!!


Don't die! then you won't be able to make any more awe-inspiring artwork!

QuoteMaybe I'll give it another shot tomorrow


I can't wait to see it ^^;

QuoteAn exabyte, fyi, is 10^18 b, or 1 000 000 000 gigabytes.


2^60 is a more accurate form, but for all practical purposes, it is one quintillion bytes.

QuoteReally [Fetching] much, in short.


Just my personal preference, but if you wouldn't mind, I really dislike Profanity.

(Sorry for the horrendous censoring, I don't exactly know of many "Replacement" words)

Well, if I haven't already offended you, this next item probably will. I apologize in advance. I took the liberty of "cleaning" your drawing (or at least trying). Obviously, my skills are lacking, but the words are a little less noticeable. In keeping with forum rules, it's in the attachment.

Sorry again, for anything stupid I've said or done.

[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on February 10, 2007, 12:28:07 am
Yo Nejin.... -v-

Well I have to hand it to you that was a quick turnaround on that DC-tan sketch, and I definitely love the enthusiasm I'm seeing in the fact that you're drawing.
It feels great, no?  ^__^

I'll see what you cook up tomorrow, cause now that you have a good preconcept set in place, you can only go uphill from here.  -v-

The only thing that concerns me, however, is that before you were asking if someone could edit and color the picture for you.  Maybe that was before you got psyched to try again, but if that's still the case, is it because you're not sure how to do it, or just don't have the time to.  And if the former, would you be interested in learning how to do that?   ^^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on February 10, 2007, 01:11:15 am
Right.. I need Ideas for XPS tan.  Im gonna draw her later but ideas would be appriciated.  The computer itself was once the top of the line manufactured laptop on the market (cant say I know much about the tower version tho)  
http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m1710?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
usefull little flash for you all to take a look at her as a computer.  Very nice flash I might say as well.  Right then.. over view.. shes a gaming machine.. highly tech, top of the line, and pimped out. Shes got running lights for cripes sake.  Wide screen true color display, all the latest goodies and durrable as all hell.  

My ideas for this then are:
mecha girl.. something like KOS-MOS. A girl with fancy looking cutting edge armor bits but still scantly clad, because she is high tech and advanced and cares about her style. She wants to look good, and her look pleases gamers (who normaly like scantly clad big brested girls)  her chest would be pretty big.. she is a monster of a machine specs wise.  I definitly think shes gonna be along the lines of KOS-MOS or chachamaru. Also her body armor bits will have lit color sections that glow on her (kinda like the glowy bits on the gears of war armor sets)  for her running lights. XPS M1710 will be senciled on her armor to show her model number and emphisize that she is a cyborg type girl.  I imagin she would be armed for her love of the fancy high end games that are normaly shooters of some kind. Halflife 2 showcases very well on her. Or FEAR.. hell after dell bought alienware all of the alienware laptops found thoughout the game were replaced with the Dell XPS 1710 because hardware wise, it was practicly made for the game. Her friends would be XP and Vista mostly.. she dosent really understand the other girls.  Probobly hangs out with 360 tan as well but only when XP or Vista is around.. kinda a friend of a friend sort of thing.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on February 10, 2007, 01:15:36 am
Wait a sec, didn't I recommend KOS-MOS before on this one months ago, and you shot the idea down for X and Y reason?

Either it's a change of heart or my memory's bugging out, but I always said that thing looks like a red KOSMOS.  Or an airport runway control specialist....  -v-

(the red lights again...)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Kami-Tux on February 10, 2007, 08:22:43 am
Is there a Hurd-tan? I would like to see her as gnugirl who juggles a lot of different objects, cones, torches, globes, harddisks... her hair is grey (She's nearly as old as DOS-tan) but at the same time, she looks young (as she still is not 1.0 yet). She wears typical hacker clothes, ie, they are dark and appear as if she decided to choose her clothes by clicking on the random-button of the closet.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 10, 2007, 05:41:50 pm
More progress on DC-tan!
I was able to do another rendition, much better than yesterday's.
So did i manage to complete some of the tasks i set before myself last time, then? Lessee...

Clear paper? Yes. I'm not prone to making THAT mistake twice :rolleyes:
Larger paper? No, since it's a bother to come by and even so impossible to scan in the whole of it since my scanner is not very overkill in size (Maximally takes A4)
Full-body image? Well, at least more. I stopped halfway through her skirt, since I suck at drawing legs and also there wasn't any space left on the paper, so at least it's more than yesterday's upper-body one.
Better drawing? DEFINIFUCKINGTIVELY yes. It may still not be anything to compare with things that I see people around me do (and the miserable failure of depicting any kind of feminine attributes is still de facto) , but it's at least very much better than i've done in the past. I used this (http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10622/1168411495091.jpg) pic of 95-sama as inspiration and reference for the artwork, as well as of course my old pic for details and so. I was thinking about adding a tree in the background, since it seems like she's leaning against something, but against all odds the bottom of the paper got a rip when I removed it from the scanner, so I decided to leave it as it is. Also, after many miserable failures at rendering her hands and stuff I decided to screw that part and shoved them up behind her back.
Better edit? Nothing so far, and thus I won't be posting anything right now either. I probably won't be able to post anything at all until late tomorrow evening, since I'll be spending most of the day racing down a sunny mountainside covered in snow on my brand-new Atomics. Then again I probably won't have to do as much editing as on yesterday's pic, so it might not take that much time.

So that's it. I'll do what edit I can before I sleep...the rest will be done tomorrow. Luckily though I've got a heavily extended weekend since my school decided to have some downtime until Thursday, so I'll be having plenty of time of improving my skills and drawing more DC-tan images.

C-Chan, the coloring thing is probably both. I don't have the skills to do it, nor the time to neither learn nor do the actual coloring of the sketches. No, until the happy day when i actually is able of doing anything that doesn't look like crap with my own hands, I'll leave the coloring business to those who know the arts of the trade. I guess I AM slightly interested though...the possibility of that interest being piqued by more sketching and greater need for coloring is not that diminutive.

And C-Chan, personally I think that I'm very slow at drawing stuff... -_-'
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on February 10, 2007, 10:10:30 pm
They dont have to be red.. the change color depending on her mood!

and i nevr shot down the idea
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on February 10, 2007, 11:28:31 pm
QuoteIs there a Hurd-tan? I would like to see her as gnugirl who juggles a lot of different objects, cones, torches, globes, harddisks... her hair is grey (She's nearly as old as DOS-tan) but at the same time, she looks young (as she still is not 1.0 yet). She wears typical hacker clothes, ie, they are dark and appear as if she decided to choose her clothes by clicking on the random-button of the closet.


I thought you asked that last time before you disappeared.  ^^;

Still no Hurd-tan, so I'd say she's on the market if you'd like to draw her.  -v-

QuoteC-Chan, the coloring thing is probably both. I don't have the skills to do it, nor the time to neither learn nor do the actual coloring of the sketches. No, until the happy day when i actually is able of doing anything that doesn't look like crap with my own hands, I'll leave the coloring business to those who know the arts of the trade. I guess I AM slightly interested though...the possibility of that interest being piqued by more sketching and greater need for coloring is not that diminutive.


*sigh*  Oh well, at least you say you'd sort of be willing to learn one day once you have more time and you've built up your morale with more sketches.  The problem with leaving it to other people is that, a) they may not be compelled to do it very quickly, and b) they might not draw it to your specifications, based on whatever you have in your imagination.  So the sooner you pick up those particular skills, the better it will be for you to be the master of your own destiny (so to speak).  -v-

BTW, which 95-tan pic inspired ya, if you don't mind me asking?  ^^

QuoteAnd C-Chan, personally I think that I'm very slow at drawing stuff... -_-'


Hoo-boy! Do I know the feeling...  ^____^;

QuoteThey dont have to be red.. the change color depending on her mood!

and i nevr shot down the idea


.....Huh?  Wazzat?  '__';

...

In any case, speaking of the Captain, I'm pretty sure he'll think the end is neigh after I say this....

But just yesterday, having nothing better to do or read on my commute, I decided to *gasp* SKETCH for the very first time in years.

And I'm not talking vector sketching, but actual real pen and paper (more like my daily planner) doodling!  @__@

Started first with a page full of eyes, which are now pretty much on the ball for me, and then tried my hand on a preconcept sketch of my FreeBSD-tan rendition.  ["Elda-sized"... ^^']

Eyes were okay, but naturally I was sucking at first with FreeBSD-tan's head due to my unsteady hand.  
However,... perhaps it's because I've been drawing with vectors for almost the entire year,... but when I switched to PLOTTING points on the paper first, and then drawing the lines along said points,... EUREKA!!!

It starts to look halfway decent!  ^__^

Figures my mind is now stuck thinking in curves and anchors now, just like how I can't visualize well without color....  -.-
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on February 11, 2007, 01:52:15 am
crazy isnt it?
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 12, 2007, 01:08:12 pm
EGADS!!!

You know what, C-Chan? Coloring isn't as hard as i thought it was, you just need to try a bit. As for the edited DC-tan pic I said I'd upload yesterday, it's been postponed. Reason? Well, I just figured it'd be unnecessary to post a half-edited sketch when you're gonna put up a colored one later. Ehehe...Excessive smudge ftw.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on February 12, 2007, 01:48:48 pm
QuoteEGADS!!!

You know what, C-Chan? Coloring isn't as hard as i thought it was, you just need to try a bit. As for the edited DC-tan pic I said I'd upload yesterday, it's been postponed. Reason? Well, I just figured it'd be unnecessary to post a half-edited sketch when you're gonna put up a colored one later. Ehehe...Excessive smudge ftw.


Fan-tas-tic.  ^___^
Now I'm uber-happy to hear that!  ^v^

As long as you maintain yourself goal-oriented, there should be no such thing as an impossible drawing task.  Simply come up with something you want to draw, research or practice ways to achieve the kind of drawing you want, then just draw it.  You can always go back and fix anything that doesn't meet your criteria,... that's one very good benefit of digital art, though not to say there aren't ways to correct your work on print.  -v-
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: SleepyD on February 14, 2007, 08:30:15 pm
KOS-MOS is win. ^^


And to all: if you'd like critiques, I'm more than willing to give some to help.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on February 15, 2007, 12:07:10 am
OOOH OOH!!!  I NEED SOME!  ^v^

Does this look like something I should've drawn, and should beat myself for never drawing it...?

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=74&pos=35

...Or should I just keep it safe and sound in my graveyard?  `v'
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Post by: CaptBrenden on February 20, 2007, 03:38:04 am
http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=48&pos=3

humm coming up with her design is more difficult then I had anticipated.. I will keep working..
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on April 30, 2007, 03:17:27 pm
I'd usually post this in my own thread, but since this is far from a design or even an idea...I'd like to design an HP-UX tan (especially for a comic I might make)...but all I really know about her is
1) She's a very powerful Unix (thanks to Kami-Tux for that, :) )
and 2) she's made by one of my favorite computer companies, XD

Yep, pretty lame. But, really, compared to the more colorful Mac, Windows and Linux-tans, some of the Unixes are hard to think up designs for...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on May 01, 2007, 01:59:25 pm
Well,... whenever I was stumped with OS-tans designs, I'd always just hit the books for a while to see if I could piece together an appearance and personality.  ^__^

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP-UX
http://h20338.www2.hp.com/hpux11i/cache/324545-0-0-0-121.html?jumpid=go/hpux
http://osdata.com/oses/hpux.htm

Also thinking about the family holistically helps too.  The Windows-tans have nothing to worry about, so they're free to be the Love Hina of the OS world.  The Macs are artistic and affluent and behave like artistic and affluent people (not necessarily decent).  Linux-tans used to be pioneers and frontierswomen living off the land, so by now the majority are very hardy and capable individuals.

I've always pictured the old guard Unices as a little on the elitist side, so I imagine a look that's both very old-fashioned and extruding with power.  Since you prefer to dress your characters in real-life clothing, consider giving HP-UX-san the look of an 18th or 18th century baroness or duchess (an extremely technical-minded one, fyi).
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on May 16, 2007, 11:58:11 am
I can see the Unix-tans as being the old money, sorta stingy and reserved, whereas the Mac-tans, the "newest" money (I'd say they had it for a while, then lost most of it at the hands of the Windows-tans, and are now starting to make it back...) would have a lot more fun. I guess the Windows-tans would be in the middle, rich enough to be carefree, but with too much at steak to let their guard down for a moment. As for the Linux-tans, they never were in it for the money. Well, most of them at least ;)

As for HP UX, the only thing about her that jumps out at me is that I'm sure she should have blackish hair, and angular glasses. I can also see them dressing sort of Lolita/Gothic-styled (toned down quite a bit, of course)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on May 17, 2007, 01:07:18 am
QuoteAs for the Linux-tans, they never were in it for the money. Well, most of them at least


Well,... guess you can't blame Linspire-chan and Xandros-san for trying.  ^.^;
Seems like no one wants to try anything unless it burns a hole in their wallet, so hey,... when in Rome, eh?  ^__^

In any event, onward towards HP-UX-san development!  I have full confidence in your ability to produce wonderful results.  ^__^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Kami-Tux on May 17, 2007, 04:19:54 am
Or SuSE-tan (yes, SuSE Linux costed like 70â,¬ in the professional version)... but then SuSE employed (employs?) a number of developers for X11 so they need to have some income  :)
Title: OS-Tan idea:
Post by: grant_p on June 11, 2007, 02:15:25 pm
I've been looking at people's various personifications of Vista, including the one that won out of all of them, but I got to thinking, Vista was a pretty good idea, with a  better (in theory) interface, better security, etc.  Was it really HER fault her programmers were a bunch of Big Brother wanna-be's?  Hence this idea, which I doubt I can illustrate properly, but I can at least sketch out:

The tragedy of Windows Vista

Vista started out as the ultimate Windows OS, she was engineered to be smarter, prettier, and more user-friendly then any of her predecessors.

Unfortunately, in the last parts of her development the folks in Redmond removed some of her more cutting edge features and decided to implant a mind-control device in her head, for who-knows-what reason.  As such, while Vista would be perfectly happy to be the best OS she can be, when someone back in HQ presses the button, she suddenly can't control the urge to call in and tell them your surfing habits, refuse to play your CD collection, or mess up your wireless router, or any of a number of other things.  Vista can't help herself when this happens, and feels terrible about it.  She explains that she'll go put on a nice Aero-glass interface and stream some audio to your speakers to help you relax.  And then she starts blocking you from running any open-source stuff and can't say why.

XP secretly thinks this is all very funny, and enjoys her 'replacements' frustration with her strange problems, as it keeps people from upgrading away from her, though XP-Tan herself has recently started waking up with odd headaches, no memory of what she last did, and the odd thought that there must be some sort of 'Genuine Advantage' to it all, somehow...

Meanwhile, the Mac-Tans just deepen Vista's emotional problems by calling her the 'poor cousin', and the Linux-Tans don't help by offering their full support...because she gets people interested in THEM...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 11, 2007, 04:38:43 pm
*insert plot device hear*

...mmm...strawberries. me liek. -w-
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 11, 2007, 05:37:01 pm
Well, it IS a blatant rip-off of anime and the X-files, but if you'd like to try to use it in a fan-fic, feel free!  I'm having trouble assembling the concept, which is why I posted it in the 'idea' thread, rather then a new one.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 11, 2007, 05:38:37 pm
X-Files? Woah, I get 10-13 alerts here.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 11, 2007, 05:51:24 pm
What's 10-13?  My reasoning was after messing with Vista (not that way!) at Best Buy, I noticed that the general 'feel' of the system was very XP-like...then it popped up asking em if I'd like to send a report to Microsoft?  I didn't DO anything, so send a report about what?  And why?  Hence my idea of an XP-like personality, but with a minor problem, her remote-controlled tendency to turn bitter, CD-refusing, and obsessed with licensing.  And if you don't agree, they'll make her forget where all your files are...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 11, 2007, 05:54:21 pm
Hmm...it does sound like a nice plot for...something.
And 10-13 is the thirteenth of october, it's some of the main character's BD in XF......thing is it's MINE too, so my x-files obsessive (or she used to be) cousin always remind(ed) me of it.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 11, 2007, 06:08:36 pm
That's the trouble, the 'something' that would make the rest of the plot.  An explanation of some of the annoying quirks of a computer is one thing but fleshing it out is another.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 11, 2007, 08:49:56 pm
QuoteI've been looking at people's various personifications of Vista, including the one that won out of all of them, but I got to thinking, Vista was a pretty good idea, with a better (in theory) interface, better security, etc. Was it really HER fault her programmers were a bunch of Big Brother wanna-be's? Hence this idea, which I doubt I can illustrate properly, but I can at least sketch out:

The tragedy of Windows Vista

Vista started out as the ultimate Windows OS, she was engineered to be smarter, prettier, and more user-friendly then any of her predecessors.

Unfortunately, in the last parts of her development the folks in Redmond removed some of her more cutting edge features and decided to implant a mind-control device in her head, for who-knows-what reason. As such, while Vista would be perfectly happy to be the best OS she can be, when someone back in HQ presses the button, she suddenly can't control the urge to call in and tell them your surfing habits, refuse to play your CD collection, or mess up your wireless router, or any of a number of other things. Vista can't help herself when this happens, and feels terrible about it. She explains that she'll go put on a nice Aero-glass interface and stream some audio to your speakers to help you relax. And then she starts blocking you from running any open-source stuff and can't say why.

XP secretly thinks this is all very funny, and enjoys her 'replacements' frustration with her strange problems, as it keeps people from upgrading away from her, though XP-Tan herself has recently started waking up with odd headaches, no memory of what she last did, and the odd thought that there must be some sort of 'Genuine Advantage' to it all, somehow...

Meanwhile, the Mac-Tans just deepen Vista's emotional problems by calling her the 'poor cousin', and the Linux-Tans don't help by offering their full support...because she gets people interested in THEM...


There are many drawings of Vistans, but nobody's really tried to pin her/their personality(s)...but I think you're off to a pretty good start! I kinda like her psychotic attitude, XD

I thought of a comic where Vistan and Saseko will get into an argument after Vistan attacks someone innocent (Like a program-tan or someone...), and Saseko reads Vistan the riot act ;)
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Post by: grant_p on June 11, 2007, 09:09:42 pm
Of course, that could lead to the great 'code quest', where Vista heads out to get rid of the mess that's in her head, and finally cement her position as the ULTIMATE OS-TAN!

As soon as she's done erasing the video card driver...oops, why did she do that?  And the other OS-Tans look on as she yells at someone named 'Bill' who isn't actually there for cursing her life, as XP hides around the corner IM'ing someone to 'make her reject security certificates next!'
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Post by: C-Chan on June 11, 2007, 10:48:57 pm
Yo Grant_P.  ^__^

That is a very interesting idea, and pretty faithful to the sad reality of that particular OS..  Course, it will also be interesting to see how she interacts with her rivals, say (for example) Ubuntu and Leopard -- since they aren't restricted in the same way, it would be more frustrating to the VIstan if she starts losing substantial ground to the competition.

Indeed there are a ton of Vistans drawn to date, but the Nijiura.com Vistan seems to suit your scenario the best (as far as being in a roll in a serious drama), whereas the popularized "Sailor Fuku" design seems better suited for comedic roles.

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10622/normal_1173996003780.jpg)

So now the million dollar question,... you interested in drawing your idea?  ^____^
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Post by: Kami-Tux on June 12, 2007, 04:45:51 am
She looks... like LINSPIRE-tan!
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Post by: C-Chan on June 12, 2007, 11:34:08 am
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*squints*

Hoh,...... you're right.  -.-

*ticks tally on sheet*

That makes her Linspire-tan clone #1,634.....  -v-
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 12, 2007, 03:12:05 pm
I'm certainly going to try!  Even if I can't actually draw well, I may be able to edit an idea.  Here's just a couple concepts I had.  Legal Stuff:  I did NOT draw the base of these, I modified them slightly from Altier Iris 2 and the Yugioh Card Cyber Tutu, respectively.

This does manage to show the rough idea I had for the character.  A multiple layered look (ala Aero).  If you look at the concept pictures, while they go for the cute appearance, sort of like XP, you can see that almost NO skin is exposed (suggesting better security?) and I've made it so that Vista's shoes are totally flat (better stability?), while the entire outfit, with ribbons, tights, skirts, jacket, accessories, etc, like I said, goes for a multi-layered appearance, like the screenshots you see all over the web.

Maybe the headset on one of the concepts is what's letting Redmond see what she sees.  Or the hand weapons make it clear that that process “Will NOT be allowed to continue”.

(http://grantpilkay.com/vistaidea.jpg)

I'm going to be out for a few days, headed to Florida, but I will check in when I get back!
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Post by: NejinOniwa on June 12, 2007, 03:38:52 pm
To insert images, use the [img] tag. Read this (http://ostan-collections.net/faq.php?mode=bbcode) for more info on BBCode.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 12, 2007, 03:41:50 pm
Got it!  Thanks!  I tried that before, but I see what I did wrong...I was using irc/...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 12, 2007, 08:44:14 pm
QuoteThat is a very interesting idea, and pretty faithful to the sad reality of that particular OS.. Course, it will also be interesting to see how she interacts with her rivals, say (for example) Ubuntu and Leopard -- since they aren't restricted in the same way, it would be more frustrating to the VIstan if she starts losing substantial ground to the competition.


Remember, this is M$. They could sell sand to the Saharans, XD. Eventually lots of people are going to have to buy Vista, mostly with new computers (not that they have to KEEP Vista). Except for new Dells  ;010

QuoteIndeed there are a ton of Vistans drawn to date, but the Nijiura.com Vistan seems to suit your scenario the best (as far as being in a roll in a serious drama), whereas the popularized "Sailor Fuku" design seems better suited for comedic roles.


Who knows the deviant, psychotic mind that lies under that hilariously innocent Sailor Fuku? But seriously, I think the pictured Vistan would be better as Ultimate edition, and maybe sailor Fuku girl is home premium or something...?

QuoteI'm certainly going to try! Even if I can't actually draw well, I may be able to edit an idea. Here's just a couple concepts I had. Legal Stuff: I did NOT draw the base of these, I modified them slightly from Altier Iris 2 and the Yugioh Card Cyber Tutu, respectively.

This does manage to show the rough idea I had for the character. A multiple layered look (ala Aero). If you look at the concept pictures, while they go for the cute appearance, sort of like XP, you can see that almost NO skin is exposed (suggesting better security?) and I've made it so that Vista's shoes are totally flat (better stability?), while the entire outfit, with ribbons, tights, skirts, jacket, accessories, etc, like I said, goes for a multi-layered appearance, like the screenshots you see all over the web.

Maybe the headset on one of the concepts is what's letting Redmond see what she sees. Or the hand weapons make it clear that that process “Will NOT be allowed to continue”.


Good ideas  ;010 It's nice to see a new member who enjoys designing OS-tan concepts!
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Post by: grant_p on June 12, 2007, 09:26:28 pm
QuoteWho knows the deviant, psychotic mind that lies under that hilariously innocent Sailor Fuku? But seriously, I think the pictured Vistan would be better as Ultimate edition, and maybe sailor Fuku girl is home premium or something...?


Especially if you go for my idea, where the cute sailor fuku may just be a plot by M$ to get her into a position of trust, and then send a signal to her brain-controller to lock you out if you haven't installed their newest ID theft software.

I like designing stuff, I just don't draw well.

My site is grantpilkay.com if you want to see what I do with toys and a bad camera.
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Post by: C-Chan on June 13, 2007, 02:27:56 am
*returns from site*

That's cute.  ^__^
Methinks you should be doing Robot Chicken skits.  ^.^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 13, 2007, 07:39:34 pm
I wonder why there's never been a Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs-tan ever done? Maybe because WinFLP is too close to XP Pro or something....?

I wonder if it's too early to do a Microsoft Origami-tan? Origami is supposedly some sort of ultra small computer....

Then there's the iPhone-tan...

Too many ideas XD

Oh yeah, and sometime I HAVE to make a Mustang Linux-tan ( http://mustang.mccooler.net/ ). I see her as a cowgirl, who's never far from her trusty steed. Cause along with art and computers, horses are a great passion for me ;)

QuoteOf course, that could lead to the great 'code quest', where Vista heads out to get rid of the mess that's in her head, and finally cement her position as the ULTIMATE OS-TAN!

As soon as she's done erasing the video card driver...oops, why did she do that? And the other OS-Tans look on as she yells at someone named 'Bill' who isn't actually there for cursing her life, as XP hides around the corner IM'ing someone to 'make her reject security certificates next!'


How'd I miss this? Great ideas! ;010

*Move aside other PO'ed OS-tans, their's a new girl in town!*
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 18, 2007, 11:54:08 am
I'm back from Florida!

Ok, as far as art goes, I've been thinking about it, though not sure how to draw it.

I think Vista in my version would best be done like my sample-concepts, a mix of cute and paranoid.  I figure a sailor fuku-ish appearance, similar to XP, would possibly work, but the outfit should use full tights instead of thigh-highs, and long gloves, so as to expose as little as possible to viruses and malware while still trying desperately to out-cute XP.  Maybe with an odd tendency to change her clothes constantly, along the lines of the 'floating' startup files and obsessive compulsive virus-fears.  Flat shoes, maybe like ballet slippers, indicting 'greater stability', but also maybe meaning that the whole OS is rather 'flat footed' when it comes to more advanced features you'd expect her to have, but she doesn't.  Extra layers like a semi-transparent jacket or over-skirt and lots of ribbons to give a layered Aero look, and a headset like the pink Yugioh girl above, both to monitor her own systems all the time, and to let M$ tap into her brain to find out what she knows.

And to top it all off, some sort of hand weapon that she is rather careless in deploying, in order to 'stop an unauthorized process', even if it means messing something very important up.

Oh, and possibly have Dr. Norton, who's come over to examine her odd behavior, gasping as her hands closed around his neck, asking the other OS-Tans if he has permission to continue.  With everyone yelling "YES!" and XP-Tan saying "Well...maybe...have we thought this through?"
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 18, 2007, 12:53:17 pm
Good to see you back with more interesting ideas!

I've found as existing design that seems to match what you said pretty closely (sans higher leggings, gloves and headset...)

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=18&pos=2

And I still want to do that comic w/ a Vistan and Saseko...I just can't figure out how to make it NOT sound like I'm self-righteously biased toward XP.
*Cause that wouldn't be me, no...;)*
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 18, 2007, 12:59:25 pm
That picture's pretty close, yes!

As to the comic, Simple!  After XP manages to cause Vista to go off crying (and wondering why she suddenly wants to report an mp3 collection to the FBI for some reason) XP happily skips off, knowing at least SHE doesn't have any funny mind-control issues, and will be the most trusted OS forever.

Then she later wakes up with her head pounding, feeling even more bloated then usual, she's installed IE 7 without asking the user first, she can't seem to drop the extra weight (refusal to uninstall IE7) and she can't help but think that there must be some sort of 'Genuine Advantage' to it, so it's not worth investigating...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on June 19, 2007, 01:34:58 pm
Quotewants to report an mp3 collection to the FBI for some reason


LOL!!  ^v^
That's the funniest thing I've heard.  ^__^

........

Well, aside from this one....

QuoteThen she later wakes up with her head pounding, feeling even more bloated then usual, she's installed IE 7 without asking the user first, she can't seem to drop the extra weight (refusal to uninstall IE7) and she can't help but think that there must be some sort of 'Genuine Advantage' to it, so it's not worth investigating...


BTW, from the picture that Bella-san posted, can you draw over it to sketch additions or subtractions to the design?  (assuming, like you said, it's pretty close?)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 19, 2007, 06:35:28 pm
I can certainly try, I have GIMP.  Provided I can get the original artist's permission to attempt to deface their work (I'm lousy at it)
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Post by: C-Chan on June 19, 2007, 06:46:07 pm
HAHA!!!  I'll most certainly give you a cookie if you can find out who the original artist was on that.  ^__^

Heck, I'll even make you grand master of the OS-tan Wiki if you can find that out.....  ^.^

Just go ahead and gimp it, dude.....  -v-
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 19, 2007, 06:50:32 pm
I look forward to seeing your ideas "on paper" as it were :)

Added after 1 minutes:

And I don't want to get OT, but I might do a drawing of a PCLinuxOS-tan...

I don't really know what her design should look like, though...

Added after 1 minutes:

All I know is that she'd be the sister of SAMLinux-tan...so not much XD
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 19, 2007, 07:22:13 pm
I promise nothing, but I'll see what I can do (probably a lot of clumsy cut/paste).
And how could it be off-topic, it's a 'list your ideas' thread, *I* certainly didn't start it.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 19, 2007, 11:18:12 pm
listing ideas here is perfectly acceptable.. Id rather not have a differnt thread for every little off shoot to an idea.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on June 20, 2007, 12:23:15 am
QuoteI promise nothing, but I'll see what I can do (probably a lot of clumsy cut/paste).
And how could it be off-topic, it's a 'list your ideas' thread, *I* certainly didn't start it.


No problemo,...

If you've ever heard The Carpenters, there's a song that goes something like "Just Sing,... Sing a song" and the like....

Well here we want you to "Just Draw,... Draw a -Tan".  ^.^

*laughs at own bad joke*

No but seriously, we encourage direct participation and questions and such.  ^^

QuoteAnd I don't want to get OT, but I might do a drawing of a PCLinuxOS-tan...

I don't really know what her design should look like, though...

All I know is that she'd be the sister of SAMLinux-tan...so not much XD


Wow, what a coincidence that you should ask that when PCLOS and SAM are now appearing as ads.... ^___^

Personally I've been giving some thought to them as well, since any help offered to such great distributions during these particularly troubling times is always welcomed.  ^__^

(and unlike with Windows-tans, there's no risk of getting sued for copyright infringement, or outcasted by Deja Vu branders.... ^v^')

PCLOS-tan has been a bit tricky for me, since she has to be as naturally charismatic as possible without really trying to be....

I envision her as an already mature woman of perhaps slightly above-average height, black hair, azure eyes, athletic build, and normal endowment.  She might come off as quiet and shy initially, but after a while of getting to know her, you'll realize that she is in fact a woman of few words and eternal patience.  

Unlike some of her sisters, she's not very opinionated and in fact rarely gives an opinion about anything unless otherwise asked.  She also prefers to let people figure out problems on their own, although if a bit of assistance is required she's not afraid to carry it out quietly behind the scenes.  On the other hand, when asked directly for help, her speech is a very mild-mannered and compelling mixture of technical competence and zen-like simplicity that puts even the most technophobic soul at ease.

Fashion-wise I'm at a loss, so I take it as a god-send that you're interested in making a design.  (Knowing that you're a professional fashion designer in the making.)  ^.^
Since she prefers simplicity, I doubt frilly dresses would be an option; her clothing really should be pragmatic, comfortable and perhaps just a touch futuristic (with some blue and silver motifs, of course).  Aside from perhaps a slight southern accent in her speech, there's very little else that denotes her Texan origins (I really wanna get away from the Japanese stereotypes of cowboys/girls), aside from perhaps a pair of abstract and very elegant cowgirl boots with the KDE gears as spurs.  

As far as Anime-equivalents, so far I'm thinking of a personality-type combining Minagi Tohno from "AIR" and Spike Spiegel from "Cowboy Bebop".

(http://www.fx-net.gr.jp/~siragi/cg/minagi01junx.jpg)

As far as relatives go, Mandriva-san is her mother and SAM-chan is her kid sister.  There's also Granular-san and Karoshi-san, but they're more distant relatives than sisters.  

Sorry, not sure if this helps....
I probably have a more concrete ideas of how SAM-chan could be like.  ^^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 20, 2007, 01:01:46 am
I see SAM as having green eyes...(green logo)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on June 20, 2007, 08:59:07 am
Well yeah, SAM-chan would have green eyes, and likely blondish hair due to the over-prominence of yellow in the default system colors.  She's also German and damn proud of it, and makes it fairly well-known that she hails from Saxony.  -v-

I can imagine her as a definite Skuld-type (from Ah! My Goddess), not necessarily in the bratiness as much, but certainly in terms of size, youth, eccentricity, outspokenness and technical genius.  Her hair is long, but half of it is tied up in either buns or very thick pigtails (simulating mouse ears).  Clothing I leave in your hands, but I reckon there would be a prevalence of green, black and futuristic themes, and certainly a little more lavish-looking than PCLOS-san's attire.  And unlike her sister, she does carry her "spear" all the time with her, although this one is actually a small, ball peen "Thunar" hammer with an elongated handle.

Despite being so young, her hobbies are far and wide, ranging from hardcore multiplayer gaming to refurbishing old and abandoned computers.  She shares her sister's unbellicose stance with M$ (although she doesn't necessarily like them either) and is not adverse to slipping in a glass of some of their "wine".  ^__^'
One very important edge that she has over her sister is that she's highly polylingual, and so views globetrekking as something of a goal in life.  ^^

Oh, and she's always accompanied by her pet rat all the time.
(actually, it's supposed to be a giant mouse, but at that size it could fool me... ^^;)

(http://www.gsoftnet.us/Anime/Skuld.jpg)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 20, 2007, 03:54:30 pm
Not to sound dumb, but I *am* a very raw newbie...why do a lot of the Linux-tans have spears?  I also noticed the spear-like thing that the Vista-tan was holding, back a few posts.  What does it mean?

And here's my slap-together Vista-tan attempt:
(http://grantpilkay.com/comics/FeeVistaproto.jpg)
I actually went back to the Fee picture for base material.  I added the headset, so she can stream A/V wirelessly, and have her brain hacked by Microsoft and weaponry for stopping processes.  I got rid of the second scythe, because she really doesn't have THAT great of a defense, despite the claims.

I also tried to give her a sad look, seeing as she was supposed to be the most cutting-edge OS made, but then got saddled with so much useless junk, her better features largely stripped out.  Vista has good reason to be depressed.

Not to mention that I made this while running my computer in Linux-mode...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 20, 2007, 06:21:17 pm
Good job! I especially like the "This application does not have permission to continue"--maybe her catchphrase XP (That's winking and razzing at the same time, BTW)

Quotewhy do a lot of the Linux-tans have spears? I also noticed the spear-like thing that the Vista-tan was holding, back a few posts. What does it mean?


I dunno why the Vistan has a spear (self defense against viruses and malware, I guess), but I think the Linux-tans it has to do with hacking or something? Also because there are a **few** viruses that Linuxes can be vulnerable to, it could be self defense too...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 20, 2007, 06:28:01 pm
Thanks!  yeah, I take quite a bit of flak for running both XP and Ubuntu on the same computer and liking both.  When people hear I have a firewall and anti-virus on my Linux-disk, they get REALLY mad.

Back to art, does anyoen have any idea how to replace colors in GIMP with other colors?  I've also got CinePaint, if that's better (I mean, I've got it but have never used it).  I was tryign to change the purple to a more Vista-ish blue.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on June 21, 2007, 12:57:27 am
Okay, I went ahead and did this in GIMP anyway since I don't want to make you have to learn something new on my account.  ^^'
(though if you do have the time, give Krita a try,... it may not be up to par with GIMP yet, but it's getting there and certainly less of a culture-shock for former PS users.... ^.^)

For some odd reason BEYOND belief, the Hue/Saturation button is located under Layer>Colors>Hue-Saturation, and that's a real shame that they hide it like that cause the feature is actually more advanced than the Photoshop one.  ^^

(http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/FeeVistaproto2.jpg)

Oh, and originally I was shocked by the absence of a Polygonal Selection tool, but as it turns out the Pathing tool takes it place and that's not necessarily a bad thing.  ^.^
Essentially what it means is that after you've done your polygonal selection via the Pathing tool, you can alter the anchors to change the shape of your polygonal selection.  Now THAT... is USEFUL.....  ^.^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 21, 2007, 12:49:42 pm
Don't worry, I *want* to learn this!  It's the one feature I really need, I know it's got it, but I have no idea how to use it.  Thanks!  She does look better in blue.  I've never used PS, actually...I was given GIMP by a friend who knew I didn't have a hundred bucks, and I'm very happy with it.  Now I just need to learn to WORK the thing...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on June 21, 2007, 02:21:54 pm
QuoteDon't worry, I *want* to learn this! It's the one feature I really need, I know it's got it, but I have no idea how to use it.  


No problemo, just showing you it's there and perfectly workable as you can see.  

If you do have any specific questions about X, Y and Z, don't be afraid to ask.  (btw, the fact that you've never used PS does help a lot, since it makes you less discriminating of the awkward interface).  ^__^'

I'm thankful that your friend was considerate enough to give you the GIMP.  A lot of these companies depend on people not realizing that alternatives to their often amazingly-overpriced software exist.  I was tempted to splurge on Adobe Illustrator at one point,... but thanks to the nice people of the Inkscape project, that proved unnecessary.  [Plus the fact that I'm very intereted in it, AND it's open source, means that once I know programming I can help expand its functionality.]  ^___^

Another nice thing about the *Buntu's is that they have the largest software repositories of all known Linuces to date I think.  -v-
So if you ever needed more image editors besides the GIMP, you can just "shop" Synaptic or Adept, and freely download another marvelous piece of OSS image editing software.  That's how I got acquainted with Krita, for example.  ^__^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 22, 2007, 04:53:37 pm
Oh, I'm so spoiled on PS (even though it's quite old--PS 5.5).

Maybe when I get board with it I'll try the GIMP.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 22, 2007, 05:19:35 pm
From what I've seen, you may have some disappointments, I know PS is a lot more pro-level.  All I ever do is dumb comics or minor tweaks, so GIMP's great for me, but if you do better and higher level stuff, you may actually NEED photoshop.

I run into a similar problem with IE vs. Firefox.  I use Firefox for everything...except business, because the government stuff is standardized at IE and won't take anything else.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 22, 2007, 08:57:31 pm
Thats why I use photoshop. Tho I use 7.0 (used to have 5)  All these... "easier" programs just dont do what I need them to. They are too basic.  Then again, dispite what everyone says, I never found photoshop to be hard to use or understand.  Its a very powerful tool, and in my opinion it dosnt take long to learn to use.  I only wish it had some of the nicties of say open canvus where you can rotate the paper and such.  Then again I also like the manga studio programs dispite complaints that they are too hard to use
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 22, 2007, 09:13:46 pm
Oh, it's not 'easier', the user interface on GIMP is a nightmare (case in point above, where I only now find that it had a feature I've been wanting for a year).  It's just cheaper/free.  I'm not pure-free-software, or 'only use paid stuff'.  I just don't see the point of paying $100+ for something I'd only use every other week at most, or try to pirate it, because I hate that.

Hmm...now I want to see if I can write a short fan-fic about XP and the lousy time she's having in my computer, as her home gets older and the paid stuff moves over to Vista, she finds herself having to use AVG anti-virus, comodo firewall, and Spybot.

She suddenly has a terrible vision of her future, sleeping under a bridge with a sign saying "Give me money or the little dog in the search box dies."  Later she winds up taking out contract hits on Open-Source stuff:
(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Windows%20XP/normal_1112436446881.jpg)

XP's future is looking dimmer and dimmer...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on June 23, 2007, 12:23:29 am
GIMP as an "easier" program....?  @___@

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^v^

Whatever yer smokin', I want some of it.  ^___^

To put it simplistically, GIMP can be summed up as the "Poor Man's Photoshop".  For free, you can get a program that can essentially do 95% of what Photoshop CS3 can do.

However, as the old saying goes, there's no such thing as a free lunch.... -v-

Like Blender (which is essentially a Poor Man's 3Dstudio Max), the price of freedom is a VERY difficult interface, which while not impossible to learn and master, may take more time than you're willing to invest.  And while they are open source and this means that you can theoretically help improve it, chances are you're too busy or too uninterested (as an artist) to do so, and would rather just pay for the stuff you need.  -v-

Although at the prices of some of these programs.....

*trots off to Amazon.com to look up latest Photoshop price*

...HOLY HELL!!!!!!  That's extortion!!!!  @___@

*clears throat*

As I was saying, at some of those prices (especially the 3D ones), reading a couple of tutorials to make sense of it all may be worth it after all.  A pro in his field can do wonders with a program even despite limitations.  And certainly the more you're involved in an OSS project, the more fulfilling it feels when you see it grow and add incredible an innovative new futures.

*fawns over Inkscape's Blur effects*

Krita on the other hand has more of the Photoshop feel,... if that project soars, Adobe will have to look out.  In the meantime, it's still a relative startup and I really wouldn't put it past Paintshop Pro level.  

QuoteShe suddenly has a terrible vision of her future, sleeping under a bridge with a sign saying "Give me money or the little dog in the search box dies." Later she winds up taking out contract hits on Open-Source stuff:


Which will be pretty hard to do with the ever growing number of OSS vigilante groups.  ^__^

QuoteXP's future is looking dimmer and dimmer...


Well if you care for XP-san that much, try to get her to defect.  ^__^

You will inevitably share the same fate as the Amigans.
You and your colleagues...

*eyes Bella-san*

...love, adore and worship your XP, but the company that owns doesn't care much about it, unless it can be turned into a cashcow for litigation.  On the other hand, if Windows XP could one day become the property of You The People, then there will be thousands or even millions of enthusiasts like yourselves which could keep it alive, kicking, and useful for decades.

Certainly the OS/2 users knew that quite well, which made IBM's refusal to do so all the more infuriating.  -.-
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 23, 2007, 12:31:34 pm
programs like photoshop are professional tools, used my people who make a conciderable amount of money off them.  Thus, it costs alot.  Sucks for the casual artist/shoper but thats the way it goes I guess. they can have their free not as good programs.  Personaly Im not a coder so I have no drive/desier to help improve programs.  If I was you, I would have been pissed off I didnt have blur sooner, not extatic that I just got it.  My comments about GIMP were based on how often Ive heard you rag on how hard photoshop and the like are to use. I honestly have never heard of it.  Then again ive never heard of most of the "free" programs you talk about.  I paid my dues for photoshop and I belive every cent was worth it.  Im the type of professional that gets the quality gear, not the good enough for goverment work gear.  When I bought my batton, I didnt get a 20 dollar smoke shop special, I mail ordered an ASP colapsable batton with rotating sheath.  Why?  Because If I ever need to use it, I wont want it folding like a deck of cards on me.  Comprimize sometimes is not an option, and as an artist, so far ive found that using the proper program is one of those cases.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on June 23, 2007, 01:56:55 pm
I have to say, Captain-san is right in some respects. Photoshop is a very nice program that really isn't hard to use. It is much better than GIMP in most areas... but wait! This is, what, the tenth(?) version of Photoshop and we are comparing it to (in my case) GIMP 2.3.18? of course Photoshop will be better!

The reasons I use GIMP are:
a) It's fully configurable
b) It loads a lot faster than Photoshop
c) It costs less
d) I don't have to call tech support to find out why it keep crashing (Sazaki-chan and Photoshop-tan didn't get along well ^^')
e) Adobe randomly blacklisted my serial key, and won't give me a new one. Many moneys gone to waste -.-
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 23, 2007, 02:02:21 pm
I never have photoshop crash o_O  and I have no problem with how fast it loads.  Its part of the reason I got a fast computer.  I run photoshop, a dozen messengers, and FEAR or Dawn of War at the same time usualy and dont notice
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on June 23, 2007, 02:08:48 pm
Gomen nasai, you misunderstand. The first time I installed it, something must have gone wrong, but tech support had no idea what was going on. When I had to reformat Sazaki-chan, it worked better. Then adobe revoked my license for no reason. T_T

I don't have a problem with the load time (It's not very long, actually), but I was simply pointing out that I can have GIMP up in half the time on every computer I've tried it on.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 23, 2007, 02:16:28 pm
wow, 2.5 seconds instead of 5 seconds...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on June 23, 2007, 02:20:07 pm
Well sure, on Sazaki-chan, the difference isn't much, but on older hardware (which I have a lot of ^^') the margin is quite noticeable.
Doesn't matter now, though -.-
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 23, 2007, 02:21:55 pm
-_- and your talking about me being judgemental.. your compairing programs on the basis of your outdated hardware.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on June 23, 2007, 02:31:52 pm
Gomen nasai! I didn't mean to be accusatorial!
Though in my defense, I will point out that I was only listing reasons I don't use PS (and did explicitly say so). Simply because I can only afford one higher-end computer, and since PS did have some problems on it, it is infeasible for me to use PS. I never said that was the case for everyone ^.^

Added after 3 minutes:

and of course I'm judging the software based on it performance on a multiplicity of hardware. Not everyone has only bleeding edge hardware, and the manufacturers ought to be well aware of this!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on June 23, 2007, 02:34:41 pm
So... like... Captain.....

Are you gonna be posting about an OS-tan or an OS-kun eventually?  -.-

(besides, I think you mean "Manga Studio"; Photoshop is stupidly simple to use and I've said this before...)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on June 23, 2007, 02:37:21 pm
Gomen nasai! I'm to blame, it's my fault; I was off topic!

To return on topic...

Great job Grant-san! I really like the whole "Permission" phrase, it made me laugh! You know, if this is "Being Lousy," I can't even imagine what one of your masterpieces might look like! ^__^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 23, 2007, 09:21:04 pm
Discussing the tools used to create our own ostans and kuns is close enough for goverment work.  But as for the manufactures/programmers should take into account people with poor hardware... We are talking about a professional art program not paint.  If your going to be a seriose digital artist, which is photoshops target customer, you need a good computer or your behind the power curve already.  If your a coder or a secretary your good with just word, but If you want to create professional art, you need a computer that is up to spec for it.

Again, my point of view tends to be more from the hard core artist, casual artists need not pay attention.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 24, 2007, 01:15:51 am
QuoteWell yeah, SAM-chan would have green eyes, and likely blondish hair due to the over-prominence of yellow in the default system colors. She's also German and damn proud of it, and makes it fairly well-known that she hails from Saxony. -v-


Hey, I didn't see your post about SAM-chan!

Oddly, yesterday I did a sketch of SAM-chan. I thought of her as having green eyes (as stated before), and I thought of her as being German. I thought she'd have light brown hair. But blonde would be neat too!

But I also thought of her hair as quite short heehee.


QuoteXP's future is looking dimmer and dimmer...


*hugs XP* I'll always have a place for you! For you are smart, fast, stable, pretty, genuine, classic, much smarter than any non-NT while still being firmly in touch with your Windows roots, you don't rip-off competing OS's, your controllable and flexible while very intuitive, you taught me more about computers in six months than SIX YEARS with Windows 98 and SE, and most importantly, you gave me back my confidence in Windows (though your NT...ohoohoo, and VMS...heritage), after it took a beating with your crazy step-cousin or whatever, Hacchan.

*Starts waving Windows XP flag and singing*
I'm proud to be an XP fan; for at least I know I'm free, of crazy driver failures...*

Yes, long after M$ cuts you off you will be an OS to be honored, at least in my mind.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on June 24, 2007, 02:04:33 am
Whoops,... then in that case someone is STILL behind the power curve, cause "all real hardcore artists use Macintosh" says the general consensus....  -v-

But enough about that... thankfully Bella-san has also come to rescue me.... ^__^

QuoteHey, I didn't see your post about SAM-chan!

Oddly, yesterday I did a sketch of SAM-chan. I thought of her as having green eyes (as stated before), and I thought of her as being German. I thought she'd have light brown hair. But blonde would be neat too!

But I also thought of her hair as quite short heehee.


*leaps towards Bella and happily latches onto her*

Yeah!  You're back!  What took ya?  ^__^

I too was getting worried that our PCLOS-san/SAM-chan talk wasn't getting buried.  ^.^
Don't get me wrong, originally I wanted a light brown or red color too, since it does seem kinda cliche to have a blonde german....  ^^;
But the colors do allow it though... that is, unless we opt to make a green-haired SAM-chan....  -v-

*ponders*

.
.
.

Naaah....  ^v^

Quote*hugs XP* I'll always have a place for you! For you are smart, fast, stable, pretty, genuine, classic, much smarter than any non-NT while still being firmly in touch with your Windows roots, you don't rip-off competing OS's, your controllable and flexible while very intuitive, you taught me more about computers in six months than SIX YEARS with Windows 98 and SE, and most importantly, you gave me back my confidence in Windows (though your NT...ohoohoo, and VMS...heritage), after it took a beating with your crazy step-cousin or whatever, Hacchan.

*Starts waving Windows XP flag and singing*
I'm proud to be an XP fan; for at least I know I'm free, of crazy driver failures...*

Yes, long after M$ cuts you off you will be an OS to be honored, at least in my mind.


Haha!  That's why I keep telling you,... just get her to defect, and grant her political asylum and shelter for when the M$ patrol comes to try to shut her down.  -v-

Over the weekend I tested out a gizmo that may interest you and your newfound interest in expanding your OS horizons without abandoning XP-san.  It's called a KVM switch, and what it does (if you haven't heard of it) is that it hooks up two or more computers to a single monitor, keyboard and/or mouse.

With a flick of a switch therefore, you can toggle between one running computer and another.  In my test case, I had SAM-chan in my secondary computer running torrent downloads/seeds, a web browser and net radio, while in my primary computer I had booted XP-san to run a quick (yeah right...) session of Command & Conquer 3.  ^^
Even while pummeling the GDI and Scrin, I still had the liberty (at the push of a button) to switch back to SAM-chan to monitor my torrents and email and such.  And since this is a hardware solution, both computer perform as normally as ever.  ^v^

Why I'm mentioning it is because it'd be kinda cute to one day draw two OS-tans (who would otherwise not stand eachother) bound together by a KVM switch (which would look disturbingly similar to handcuffs).  ^.^;
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on June 24, 2007, 07:11:11 pm
Ah, KVM switches are invaluable in my server room. I have a sixteen port switch since I rarely need to log in locally, so I only need to buy one monitor and keyboard set for all of them!

That is a great idea! Such a picture would be hilarious! ^.^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 24, 2007, 11:57:52 pm
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/crash-different  

apperently not every one does so willingly...  that guy is my Idol
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on June 25, 2007, 09:30:48 am
Keh,.... Philistines.... -v-

Since when is art supposed to be straightforward?
Case in point....  -v-

(http://www.artisansofasia.com/productimages/CountryGarden.jpg)

*blows kiss in air*

Magnifique....  ^-^

That is a cute video, though.  -v-

Having worked with OSX for the past couple of weeks however, it did seem like a bit of a culture shock to not have full control of my hardware (including the absence of an ejection button).  But I reckon this is to make sure that things get shutdown or unmounted properly (otherwise, why would both features be in Linux).

One is tempted to just press and hold the power cord or yank out a USB flash drive in any computer, and most of the time this will do nothing on any system.  On the other hand, you could also be one of the unlucky few who ends up with data corruption on your HD or a broken Flash drive.

Moral of this Story:  "If you're using Windows, that "Safely Remove Hardware" feature isn't just for show."  ^^;
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 25, 2007, 05:37:13 pm
I thought of an idea for a serious Saseko/Vistan/2k-tan comic...please keep in mind that this'll probably never be completed : |

I was thinking about Win2k and XP. Because, they usually thought of the most stable and usable Windows OSs to date.
Does that mean Saseko (or I should say all the XP-tans) and 2k-tan might become closer because of their fading recognition? And the fact that, despite they still have a HUGE following, they are being left behind by their company?

I was thinking of how 2k-tan would react to Saseko being suddenly "second fiddle" to Vistan. Just as 2k-tan was "replaced" by M$ with a sister who's prettier, more friendly, but perhaps not more intelligent...Saseko is being replaced by a sister who's prettier, but perhaps a bit crazy, and certainly not much smarter.

2k-tan has been excellent at "paying her own way"; in other words, although she should have been retired, shuffled away and out of the public eye, she still continues to be useful to, and loved, by many. And not because of her company's backing...she has had to keep faithful friends and steady work though her own reliability. She has payed her own way in the world. And I think, given their similar situations (perhaps worse...or better...if you think about it, since 2k to XP was a slight leap forward, but XP to Vista is a tiny step...perhaps one step backward, from XP. So although Saseko's successor is not as stable, etc, the sad truth is she'll end up as the most known OS. Barring some Mac/Linux caused catastrophe ;) )  she'd want Saseko to realize the same thing.

Also this would be a good way to show Saseko in a way that isn't the stereotypical better-endowed-than-Harvard, ditzy airhead. She may have been living on M$'s dime for the last six years, but soon she'll have to work to keep people captivated with her.

The idea I had was Saseko coming to 2k-tan tearfully after having a fight with Vistan or something. And 2k-tan reassures her that if she could do it--certainly her sister can. Maybe have a flashback to when Saseko was very young and introduced to young 2k-tan, as her sister, the OS who'd change the world...and have a similar flashback between Saseko and Vistan.

I just don't want it to be too XP evangelizing, or overly sappy...
And I always loose steam with these big projects....

Added after 1 minutes:

QuoteOne is tempted to just press and hold the power cord or yank out a USB flash drive in any computer, and most of the time this will do nothing on any system. On the other hand, you could also be one of the unlucky few who ends up with data corruption on your HD or a broken Flash drive.

Moral of this Story: "If you're using Windows, that "Safely Remove Hardware" feature isn't just for show." ^^;


My cousin once read me the Riot Act when I didn't safely remove a CF card XD... I make sure I do now.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 25, 2007, 11:29:44 pm
Sorry fo the lapse, I register for grad school classes tomorrow, start then Thursday!

I am sorry if I somehow caused an argument, I just said I used GIMP because I was broke, that's all.  I'm not saying it is the same as PS, that would be absurd.  As I stated a few posts back, if you are into high-level stuff, you may NEED Photoshop, and a great many artists DO.  GIMP is just an alternative, not a substitute.  For my own very amature every-so-often use, GIMP works for me, but I haven't even tapped what it can do yet.  If you look at grantpilkay.com (my site) you can see that most of what I do is speech balloons.  And even early-on, you can see I was doing that in PAINT.

Back to XP/Vista, I think most likely, it would be a case of Xp discovering that she faces obsolescence, and handles it in the most mature manner she can think of.

She challenges Vista to a memory-eating contest.

Vista, unfortunately, wins, by spending so much time trying to find just the right look of Aero to wear to the contest she forgets about it entirely.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on June 25, 2007, 11:52:39 pm
Don't be sorry grant-san, the argument is my fault. Gomen nasai!


The whole bit about the 'most mature way' ending up being an eating contest cracked me up! Great Idea, Grant-san!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 26, 2007, 07:36:16 pm
QuoteBack to XP/Vista, I think most likely, it would be a case of Xp discovering that she faces obsolescence, and handles it in the most mature manner she can think of.

She challenges Vista to a memory-eating contest.

Vista, unfortunately, wins, by spending so much time trying to find just the right look of Aero to wear to the contest she forgets about it entirely.


Bwah!!!

But Saseko's soon going to have to give up, or at least cut back, on fat n' happy-on-M$'s-dime ways...soon she's gonna have to learn to work to keep people's friendship with her and not Vistan.

Also, XP is the only OS I've known of that seems to stay consistent/better with age ;010
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on June 26, 2007, 07:44:40 pm
QuoteAlso, XP is the only OS I've known of that seems to stay consistent/better with age


eh... with all due respect, methinks you haven't used enough OSes yet ^^'
Though I don't think Saseko will actually need to work that hard to keep a userbase. Vista has had a lot of bad press, plus it's insanely resource taxing, so a lot of people are hesitant to switch. Plus there is the enormous price. DirectX 10 will probably be the only saving point for Vista
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 26, 2007, 07:55:43 pm
Your probably right. I should say, the only Windows OS that stays consistent/better with age (though I'm sure 2k is similar)

Take 98 and 98 SE, for example. I've worked a lot with both...and they were fine out of the box but within a year or so they were noticeably much slower, buggy, crashy, etc...

When I first got K8, things were a bit problematic with XP, but after I started getting rid of junk programs, downloading automatic updates and stuff things seemed to even out. Same with the HP.

I don't think a lot of people will convert from XP to Vista, but with all the new computers running Vista bought each year, she'll loose some user base sooner or later.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on June 26, 2007, 08:09:18 pm
'course she will lose userbase; happens to every outdated OS. My bet is, though, that she will be able to retain them long enough until Vienna (or Window 7, whatever they are calling it now ^-^) comes out.

When the need arises for me to use a windows OS, I will pick 2k-chan whenever possible, simply because she is more stable and requires less resources to accomplish the same task. Though, having used almost all windows OSes since Windows 3.0, I think you are right to say that the NT descendants maintain usability longer than the others ^__^

Junk programs are the reason I hate getting prebuilts. The only reason I have some is because they were given to me (Most of the time needing parts and a new OS ^^'). Seems a bit audacious of them, ne?
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 29, 2007, 12:11:13 pm
I was also thinking of a semi-redesign of Apple Copland-tan http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=random&cat=11522&pos=-5862

and maybe a design for Taligent-tan (Copland-tan's [twin?] sister)

I really like the prototype Windows-tans, Like Odyssey and Neptune-tan, I think it's neat how they look futuristic and mysterious. I was thinking of doing something like that for these Copland-tan and Taligent-tan.

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?pos=-5652

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?pos=-4583
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on June 29, 2007, 10:28:56 pm
Sou sou, they'd make for interesting Mac parallels to these particular M$ releases.  -v-

Fortunately since you'll be on expedition, you'll be able to showcase them all when you get the chance.  ^^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 30, 2007, 01:03:44 am
QuoteSou sou, they'd make for interesting Mac parallels to these particular M$ releases. -v-


Something has always interested me about the prototype-tans. The Windows ones have always been very "mythological" and futuristic looking, I think the Mac ones should be similar.
Plus, I wonder what their personalities are like...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on June 30, 2007, 01:51:06 pm
That's why my Vista-idea was portrayed as the victim in all this.  In most Windows-protos and betas, they include a lot of VERY good features, that (within the limitations of a beta) are something that I'd really enjoy.

Then the final release comes out, and the lawyers have sucked most of the blood and good features out of it, while replacing them with things like DRM that have no real business in an Operating System.

Of course, I'm not too popular in my view that Windows is actually a very GOOD OS, it just has some very bad decision-makers.

That's actually why in the real world, XP got her new Ubuntu roommate.  I preferred just bolting on whatever I needed as required, as opposed to spending a lot of time trying to get stuff OUT when it caused trouble.  It's just easier.  

I woudl actually love to find a Windows-equivalent to the software repositoreis in Linux, without having to go through the maze that is the MS website.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on June 30, 2007, 05:19:36 pm
QuoteThat's why my Vista-idea was portrayed as the victim in all this. In most Windows-protos and betas, they include a lot of VERY good features, that (within the limitations of a beta) are something that I'd really enjoy.

Then the final release comes out, and the lawyers have sucked most of the blood and good features out of it, while replacing them with things like DRM that have no real business in an Operating System.


I think your right. I don't think Vista itself is a "bad" OS (save that for ME and some of the other non-NTs)...Just that I don't think it's better than XP (after all the successor should be better than the predecessor).

QuoteOf course, I'm not too popular in my view that Windows is actually a very GOOD OS, it just has some very bad decision-makers.


I think that, NT-based Windows (mostly 2k and XP) are very good OSs.

Hopefully, they'll see people don't like Vista that much and codename Vienna will be a lot better. It could happen...after all, XP was after ME...
But one was NT-based and the other not, whereas Vista and XP are both NT-based, so these really are different situations : |
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on July 04, 2007, 12:27:01 am
QuoteI woudl actually love to find a Windows-equivalent to the software repositoreis in Linux, without having to go through the maze that is the MS website.


Wow, almost forgot about this.  You really should consider putting up a memorable avatar, Grant-san.... ^^'

*looks at Bella-san's Sonata-san avi and SWOONS*  XvX

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Anyway, lesse..... -v-

*ponders*

A Windows-equivalent to software repositories....  -.-

*ponders*

,
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*ponders some more*

,
,
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Best Buy!  ^v^

HARHARHAR...!  ^-^

Nah, just kidding.... -v-
I'd probably say sites like Download.com or Tucows.com are as close as you can get to the concept of software repositories.  The difference being (besides the fact that you have to install all that Windows freeware/shareware yourself and one-by-one) that 95% of what's found in the repositories is free, whereas 95% of the stuff in those download sites is not (they're either shareware or buyware,... ironically, most of the best apps are the drop-in-the-bucket freeware ones).   ^^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Silentbob on July 04, 2007, 07:49:30 am
Autopatcher (http://www.autopatcher.com/whatsautopatcher/) maybe?  Not sure if that's what you were looking for.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: grant_p on July 04, 2007, 10:20:54 am
I actually am working on the avatar thing.  Trouble is, I have a host of stuff, but somehow, I don't think a picture of an anime-style girl works for me (I'm a 28-year-old GUY) because if it did, I would got for the XP-tan with a gun.  I love the penguins, but am still looking for one hat fits me.

Plus grad school's eating my time like XP and beef.

I agree on the free stuff, I recently changed from Norton's to a multi-pronged mix of comodo, AVG, Defender (yes, a Microsoft product!) with Spybot and Ad-Aware running backup.  My computer is a LOT faster like that in XP-mode.
Title: maybe
Post by: Christopher on July 05, 2007, 07:09:14 pm
maybe a system mechanics 7 tan???? ;011
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on July 08, 2007, 12:33:04 pm
This summer while I'm away I'll probably do quite a bit of drawing in my free time.
Since I usually come up with new characters using suggestions and ideas from the creative people on this site, I'll likely do mostly fanart, as well as some designs I have had in my head but never got around to drawing.

Some ideas:

Kubuntu-tan: I see her as being similar to Juzo-kun's Ubuntu-tan, perhaps taller, slightly better endowed, and more refined (because KDE is considered prettier than GNOME). I think she'd have longer hair, dress in blue, and have a Kubuntu KDE gear necklace.

Xubuntu-tan: I remember C-Chan mentioned a design for her. Something like a girl, with pigtails and a pet hamster.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on July 08, 2007, 05:51:42 pm
Yesma'amebob!  ^__^

Think of Xubuntu-tan as a gentler, mousier, bluer SAM-chan.  ^.^
And yeah, technically that should also be a mouse, but since I already slipped up prior, might as well keep it a hamster.  ^.^

Other than that, the sky's the limit for you, Bella-san. You'd know I'd like everything you make.... I'm just hoping I'd hear from you earlier than anticipated.  ^__^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on August 01, 2007, 09:01:42 pm
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j206/Witchblade666/Barcode.jpg)

This is my Barcode-kun

It's a photoshop edit or an attempt but it's a start

he actually has two forms one is the unscanned mode and the other is scanned mode.

His strongest finishing move is Called Code label scan

He has a goth feel to him which means he has kind of a dull personality but he is very strong is one the strongest net characters.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 02, 2007, 07:46:52 pm
Supporting the Barcode-tan idea.
(http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/5448/nea1fo5.th.jpg) (http://img360.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nea1fo5.jpg)

This is Nea (EAN backwards(silly huh?)).
Much like -kun she's pretty goth.
Works in a local store mostly putting stuff on the shelves and checking that the prize is correct.
Striped stockings are just a must.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on August 03, 2007, 01:16:54 pm
I'll also be making another one called PSTHRII60 it's a fusion of the NEXT GEN os-tan/kun consoles.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on August 05, 2007, 09:09:48 pm
And Barcode-kun is here too, I see.  ^__^

And thanks, VonDaab, for your support of local artistry!  ^v^
Admittedly I can't make the connection between barcoding and NEA, but the sketch is beautifully done and the character concept intriguing!  ^__^

Course, if you replaced the black-and-white stockings with red-and-white ones, she would like right at home at a McDonald's.  Perhaps one of her partime gigs?  ^.^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 05, 2007, 09:15:47 pm
Haha, oh wow, didn't notice the mcdonalds thing.

Oh well, the NEA thing is from the european EAN-barcode system.

My lazy research, because first after finishing the sketch I noticed that the states and eu has different barcode names.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on August 05, 2007, 09:19:41 pm
Oh geez, the US has something that isn't standardized with the rest of the world,... what a surprise.... *chortle chortle*  ^.^
The mile/kilometer thing also gets me too when I'm traveling.  -.-;

But now that I get it, for sure she's astounding!  ^v^
I was gonna ask for a colored version,............... but somehow, black-and-white seems very fitting for a barcode character.  ^___^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 06, 2007, 08:40:22 pm
Now as requested, in color.
Coloring is boring so it's really plain.
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8426/nea2rt7.th.jpg) (http://img171.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nea2rt7.jpg)

Edit: Dang, I'm on a roll today. Here's some barcode-kun sketch.
(http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/6350/brcdkun1vv6.th.jpg) (http://img352.imageshack.us/my.php?image=brcdkun1vv6.jpg)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on August 07, 2007, 11:25:57 am
HOLY MACKEREL, SARDINE, TUNA, ALBACORE AND WHALE SHARK!!!!  @o@

Von Daab, this is phenomenal work!!  ^v^
You're right, Nea-san does look very interesting in color, more so than I expected.  Her face really accentuates the sense of lethargy, and you have a clear mastery of anatomy.  ^-^

Funny how you think coloring is the most boring part, as for me it's my favorite.  -v-
(On the other hand, shading for me is the most tedious.... >_<)

Not much of a -kun fan, but Barcode-kun is also well done.  And more so if you're on a roll,... I'm gonna have to keep gently proding you for more....  ^.^

Course, I'm more into OS-tans, so all my requests will be geared towards that.... -v-
Since you're from Finland, for example, how about a Finnix-tan...? ^.^

(and use the fact that she's not really Finnish as an in-joke....  `v')
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 07, 2007, 12:58:04 pm
Ew, I don't like fish...

Finnix? I didn't even know there was a distro called that until I googled it.
Not really studied much the linux distros, what i have installed ubuntu once. That computer is now collecting dust as its hobby.
My computer tends to be a graphic-art workhorse so I keep using XP because of the Photoshop.


Please, don't praise me like that, it disgusts me.

Edit: At moment, I'm working on some not tan related so I'm probably not gonna do any tan stuff today.
And tomorrow my school starts so it means less time to draw.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on August 07, 2007, 01:07:37 pm
Okay, I'll switch from fish to mammals then!  ^v^

HOLY COW, PIG, BUNNY, HORSE AND MASTODON!!!!  ^v^

........oh wait,... Mastodons are extinct, aren't they....?  Â¬.¬;

Funny how I'm the polar opposite.  My primary focus is on vector graphics, so Linux is my graphic-art workhorse (I never quite liked Adobe Illustrator), while Windows+Photoshop is sitting in the corner of one of my virtual desktops collecting dust so to speak.  ^^

So anyway, now that Finnix has got you at least marginally interested, consider that as a possibility.  ^__~
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 08, 2007, 12:02:19 pm
Dug up some old stuff.
Somekind of a Graphic design-tan I made about a year ago when trying out the Adobe Illustrator.
(http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs10/i/2006/086/b/5/Blue__by_Wizth.jpg)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on August 08, 2007, 12:27:15 pm
^

Neat! Some sort of Mac-tan?

As for some of those drawings I wanted to do, most of them didn't materialize.

Like the futuristic Copland-tan and Taligent-tan...the Windows and Unix/Linux-tans seem like they are a possible product of high-technology/black magic, but I just can't quite picture any of the Mac-tans that way...they seem to...(no pun intended!) "home grown" XD
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 08, 2007, 02:18:12 pm
Just toying with the stereotype that "all" graphic designers would use mac.

Anyway, I got an idea to draw a -tan of my external harddrive that I got about a month ago.
The I thought about drawing my pc setup as -tans.

I think I need to explain some stuff about Lacie-tan.
My Lacie HD gives me the image that it never does stuff.
Or very seldom, only when i move big stuff around in the comp, then the hd starts making the "hd noises" which sound in this one like some sort of short "burps".
Hilarity was ensured when I turned it on the first time.
So just got the picture of Lacie-tan just slacking around.
As it already reads in the picture, she got some nice "specs", 500GB space. Only 30GB is in use at moment...orz.

Some stuff that my laptop would stress alot about, the Lacie would just burp couple of times and continue snoring.

About her looks, she has dark gray/silverish hair and orange/reddish eyes. When properly clothed, she'd have stylish(?) silver/gray clothes.
Her SD form makes her bust look ridiculous sized, the realistic version has more natural assets, thought not small, heh.

Oh wow, first own -tan that I really wasted time thinking on.
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4057/lacietan1hp5.th.jpg) (http://img62.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lacietan1hp5.jpg)

Edit: Might aswell add this, 2 years old -tan drawing of my laptop(made when my pc was brand new).
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs7/i/2005/209/2/b/__G_A_O_T_B_H___by_Wizth.jpg
Oh the times when I still used that bizarre way to draw in photoshop.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on August 08, 2007, 03:56:23 pm
^ Cool!  A personal -tan!

I thought about make a -tan for Shadow K8 (My laptop). I even have a few concepts.

She'd be black and silver haired, blue eyed, a eMachines/Gateway national, born into a "Windowsan" family but very exploratory when it comes to Linuxian beliefs. She's genetically prone to nervous system (electrical and motherboard) problems, and has needed extensive neurosurgery to fix that. She had mentally/emotionally a troubled youth, but is now of a very stable mind. She doesn't get sick often, either.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on August 08, 2007, 11:04:48 pm
QuoteDug up some old stuff.
Somekind of a Graphic design-tan I made about a year ago when trying out the Adobe Illustrator.


Ah sweet, a homebrewed Mac-tan (no pun intended either, given the coffee mug)!  ^v^
You certainly did a lot better experimenting with Illustrator than I did back in the day.  Not sure why I could never quite get a handle for that program, yet Inkscape fit like a glove for me.  -v-

QuoteLike the futuristic Copland-tan and Taligent-tan...the Windows and Unix/Linux-tans seem like they are a possible product of high-technology/black magic, but I just can't quite picture any of the Mac-tans that way...they seem to...(no pun intended!) "home grown" XD


I reckon that might be because Apple has used the rather dated-looking Classic Mac for many years, and thus built a reputation of "backwardness" during those critical years in the 1990's.  OSX, in contrast, is often referred to as ultra-modern by my friends everytime they see it at the store.  I'm not sure if "ultra-modern" is the right word, as opposed to say "ultra-glitzy", but they have been coming out with very sweet-looking hardware.  The latest iMac, for instance:

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/apple-imac-20-inch/4505-3118_7-32564364.html

QuoteAbout her looks, she has dark gray/silverish hair and orange/reddish eyes. When properly clothed, she'd have stylish(?) silver/gray clothes.
Her SD form makes her bust look ridiculous sized, the realistic version has more natural assets, thought not small, heh.

Oh wow, first own -tan that I really wasted time thinking on.


And good thing too, cause the sketchwork alone is mindblowing.  ^___^
Lacie-chan sorta reminds me of my own Seagate Freeagent, that also powers down the hard drive when not in use for an extended period of time.  She resumes quietly enough (no burping), but she also has a nasty habit of remounting as a read-only file system (cause the disk mounts before the filesystem does.... ^^;).  I haven't complained yet cause this is technically saving me electricity, and besides the way to fix this is a tad complicated I hear.... -.-
(and further still, she's usually working all the time thanks to frequent LiveDVD torrent downloads... ^.^)

And Packard Bell!!  Sugoiness!!  That sure brings back memories... ^___^

*sighs*

Yep, she's a cutie, no questions asked!  ^v^

Well,... maybe just one,.............. When can we get a color version of her?  ^___^;

QuoteEdit: Might aswell add this, 2 years old -tan drawing of my laptop(made when my pc was brand new).
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs7/i/2005/209/2/b/__G_A_O_T_B_H___by_Wizth.jpg
Oh the times when I still used that bizarre way to draw in photoshop.


Bizarre or not, it's pretty darn effective, and certain helps explain why you're current art rocks.  You sure you don't want to be praised with fish names? Cause I can think of oodles of them right now.  `v'

QuoteShe'd be black and silver haired, blue eyed, a eMachines/Gateway national, born into a "Windowsan" family but very exploratory when it comes to Linuxian beliefs. She's genetically prone to nervous system (electrical and motherboard) problems, and has needed extensive neurosurgery to fix that. She had mentally/emotionally a troubled youth, but is now of a very stable mind. She doesn't get sick often, either.


Oh and don't forget that she was ravaged by those Worst Buy scoundrels, withheld from Bella-sama for months on end and with terrible things done to her keyboard.  I say it's time for a good ol' fashioned lynch mob!  ^__^

To Kentucky!  ^0^

*marches off*

......

You did say you had to ship it there to get it fixed, no?  '__'
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 09, 2007, 11:09:51 am
The way I used to do stuff in Photoshop was not "effective".
Instead, very slow and boring. Having a pencil sketch layer under and click lassoing+paint bucketing it in 5 hours only to get a lineart is really annoying, boring and stupid. Stopped doing that almost a year ago.
Since that I have used my trusty Aiptek for digital stuff.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on August 09, 2007, 12:37:54 pm
QuoteYou did say you had to ship it there to get it fixed, no? '__'


I just had to bring her to best buy and they did the work...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 09, 2007, 03:02:16 pm
Gentlemen,
Meet Lacie-tan, 2nd version.
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8950/lacietan2fi4.th.jpg) (http://img401.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lacietan2fi4.jpg)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on August 10, 2007, 12:19:41 am
QuoteGentlemen,
Meet Lacie-tan, 2nd version.


Hehe... well,................. ^_______^;
This helps answer the age-old question as to where a user installs a keyboard into a Persecom........... ^___^;

Certainly could go head to head (more like boob to boob) with Saseko, although she does remind me more of the Sailor Fuku Vistan.... ^___^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 10, 2007, 06:38:27 am
Yes, reminds much Vista ganguro versio, thought bit too dark hair to be real ganguro.

Skin color was really a random try, which I then liked.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: PigInTheMud on August 10, 2007, 02:40:52 pm
I tried sketching a DSL-tan (Damn Small linux) but I somehow turned it into a USB-tan.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h37/PigInTheMud300/USB-tan.png?t=1186770869
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on August 11, 2007, 12:23:22 am
Woohoo!!!  Not only is he an apparent Linux user (or at least a Linux admirer), but he's also a pig.  ^___^

Don't be afraid to hug a brother!!!  ^v^

*bear hugs PITM*

Had you stuck with DSL-tan, that would've made her the 3rd rendition of Damn Small Linux known to man.  ^___^

But I certainly don't mind a USB-tan and your rendition holds great potential.   It does look like it's been scanned from a sketch though, so not sure if you plan to ink and color.  'v'

In any event, don't forget to introduce yourself in the Members Intro thread!   The board needs another pig!  ^v^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: PigInTheMud on August 11, 2007, 02:02:00 am
Yup, I like linux!

I will try again with DSL-tan 3rd ed. some other time, since this is really my first time ever drawing anything. It was scanned but I then borrowed my friend's tablet and drew her into the computer.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h37/PigInTheMud300/USB-tan2.png?t=1186811917

I have never done this before either so it was a bit hard.

Oh I forgot the blush thin under the eyes; that must be why it seems strange to me.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: zjhentohlauedy on August 11, 2007, 03:58:12 am
we gots another pig!

Welcome Linux user PITM! you've been here a day and you already gots a nickname! hehehe

more and more pigs are going online now!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 11, 2007, 10:57:49 am
Quotesince this is really my first time ever drawing anything.


Just wow, when I began actively drawing for about 4years ago, I wasn't even close to that.
You got a good start there, just keep drawing and of course, do ask people for opinions.
Good critique is the essence of improving.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Tsubashi on August 11, 2007, 11:12:24 am
I have to agree with VonDaab-san, I've tried off and on for a while, and I still can't draw anywhere near that level! You have a lot of talent, and I look forward to seeing more of your work!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 11, 2007, 04:05:32 pm
Quote from: "Tsubashi"I still can't draw anywhere near that level!


You can.
It only requires practice.

I don't believe in such thing as people who are born with a talent.
There are individuals that are fast learners, but saying that they're born with the talent is complete bs.

btw, you should see what kind of crap I was drawing 4 years ago.
I won't post it because it's just too offtopic.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Darknight_88 on August 11, 2007, 07:00:17 pm
Quote from: "VonDaab"
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4057/lacietan1hp5.th.jpg) (http://img62.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lacietan1hp5.jpg)


cool. And funny.
Also, welcome to the forums (as always, I'm late)

   
Quote from: "VonDaab"The way I used to do stuff in Photoshop was not "effective".
Instead, very slow and boring. Having a pencil sketch layer under and click lassoing+paint bucketing it in 5 hours only to get a lineart is really annoying, boring and stupid. Stopped doing that almost a year ago.
Since that I have used my trusty Aiptek for digital stuff.

Although I use the pen tool for lineart (more like, for everything), I can relate. Drawing with a mouse is slow and boring :/
I hope I could get a tablet....Aiptek is a good brand?



Quote from: "PigInTheMud"I will try again with DSL-tan 3rd ed. some other time, since this is really my first time ever drawing anything. It was scanned but I then borrowed my friend's tablet and drew her into the computer.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h37/PigInTheMud300/USB-tan2.png?t=1186811917

I have never done this before either so it was a bit hard.

for a first time, is actually good. At least you could get and idea of the basic human form unlike me 2 years [or so] ago :D
Keep practicing human anatomy, and ask for critiques. That's the only way to improve.

Also, welcome to the forums
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on August 11, 2007, 07:50:28 pm
QuoteAiptek is a good brand?


No.
Mine is a 4.5x6inch model. Works fine, never really seen the small size as a problem.
It does creak and have some other weird noises when really by force press it. It has a flimsy feeling. Pen is really cheap. Had to tape it already because of the middle part where you unscrew it to change the battery has cracken and wont stay tightly closen.
Yes the pen does use a battery, how silly of it. Wacoms doesn't need batterys and feel much sturdier and has a much better feeling in it.

I recommend getting a wacom, thought they can be really pricey.
Aiptek in the other hand is cheap as dirt, because it is it.
I paid for my aiptek about 40 euros, and that was over 2 years ago.
Funny, when I got it and tried it, I was so dissapointed of its performance that I just left it collect dust in a corner. Funny part is that when I dug it up again half year ago, I noticed that the problem wasn't in the tablet, but in me and my noobish talents I had 2 years ago.
Just needed to get used to it and it works like a charm.
It's a basic tablet and it has no pen angle detection like some wacoms have. Pressure sensitivity isn't the best one neither.

Oh wow, just got to think that my aiptek would make a great -tan by the fact that it does have some personality. Small fragile looking, always screaming and shouting about how roughly she is handled. Plus she'd have a adhesive bandage because of my mcgywer fix with the duct tape.
Not to count that she'd be constantly angry because shes been forgotten for almost 2years.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on August 13, 2007, 06:09:01 pm
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j206/Witchblade666/360man.jpg)

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j206/Witchblade666/Xbox360vsps3.jpg)

Some photoshop edits I did again
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on August 13, 2007, 11:57:32 pm
Not sure how the originals look, but this feels like a quantum leap forward from your first attempt.  

Excellent work, Spysweeper!  ^___^
Already you're starting to bring your creations to life!  I'm sure it not only feels good (invigorating, perhaps!), but you probably have realized by now that it's not all that hard as it may have seen.  ^v^

It's up to you to figure out your own pace, but after about 10 or so collage works you may suddenly get the urge to "draw" extensions to the collages (e.g., to replace a girl's baton with a sword or add a gangster hat over spiky hair).  Consider this an evolutionary process from collage work to semi-collages to full-blown original projects, and it's perfectly possible given the exposure you give yourself to various artistic styles.  (if you study the shading of PS3-kun and 360-kun, you'll notice the collection of simplistic techniques used to create one giant, powerful and dynamic effect.  ^__^

BTW, I don't see a Wii-kun (although I'm personally more of a Wii-tan fan... ^.^).
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on August 14, 2007, 12:15:05 am
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j206/Witchblade666/360Wii.png)

The blue one is wii tan
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Aurora Borealis on August 14, 2007, 12:25:26 am
I don't know what the originals look like but those edits look very good! ;010
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on August 14, 2007, 12:34:22 am
Thanks for comments I know I edited them but hey it's something.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on August 14, 2007, 01:04:14 am
Activating Swooning in....

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*nosebleed-induced SWOON*  @v@
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on August 14, 2007, 12:43:52 pm
Thanks again guys I had to make the tans very sexy.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on August 15, 2007, 01:25:57 am
In addition to sexy, I think I recall that you also like making your -tans very very tall.  ^____^
Hence double treat for me.... ^.^

Now then..... -v-

Where'd I put my Wiimote.....? ^___^

*laughs giddily*
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on August 16, 2007, 01:30:18 am
Oh yeah that reminds me another character i'm making up The Time Clock Sama, he's gonna be skinny and tall as well his design is coming along well so far i'll reveal him soon enough.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: GBolt_0 on August 16, 2007, 10:17:58 am
Mmmh... I think mobiles are slowly becoming like computers... they have powerful CPUs, much RAM and they have their own... OS!!! What about S60-Tan, S40-Tan and S80-Tan (All the editions...)? As well as the extension Sis-Tan, Sisx-Tan, Jar-Tan (Or J2ME-Tan)... It would be nice.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on August 16, 2007, 01:33:58 pm
That's the spirit!  ^__^
If you love the concept of OS-tans, there should be nothing to stop you or anyone from coming up with new ones!  Onward brave innovators!  ^v^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on September 04, 2007, 01:13:57 pm
This thread's been quiet lately...

Nobody's ever done a Windows Cairo-tan:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_%28operating_system%29

Or Nashville-tan:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Nashville

Not much info on them, but you know how I love prototype/canceled OS-tans ;)
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: deusprogrammer on September 05, 2007, 01:21:16 pm
I made some personifications of the company I work for (Volt Technical Resources and 2Wire).  I have also created the CPU Goddess, which I feel is the personality we kind of assign to our computers through how we decorate it and treat it (consciously or unconsciously).  My story ideas go around a computer nerd finding a computer left out on someone's curb (like an old Relic, like a 386) and he lovingly takes it in and cleans it up and fixes it and powers it up.  Then to his surprise the CPU goddess comes out of the screen because of the kindness that the afore mentioned computer nerd showed the ancient computer no one else would have wasted time on.  And then because of the emergence of the slow witted, yet sweet 386 CPU Goddess, his other computers' CPU Goddesses show themselves and fight for attention.  Granted it's a bit derivative (it has the whole Archie/Tenchi complex), but I think it's cute enough.  In any case, I have named the 386 CPU Goddess Cecilia (somewhat old fashioned sounding, so I felt it fit).  And then I have the CPU Goddess Dual, who is a Dual Core Centrino Processor, also a lot younger looking.  And then Lapi-chan the Laptop's CPU Goddess.  If anyone likes this idea, please come up with new CPU Goddesses ^^.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on September 05, 2007, 02:10:01 pm
QuoteI made some personifications of the company I work for (Volt Technical Resources and 2Wire). I have also created the CPU Goddess, which I feel is the personality we kind of assign to our computers through how we decorate it and treat it (consciously or unconsciously). My story ideas go around a computer nerd finding a computer left out on someone's curb (like an old Relic, like a 386) and he lovingly takes it in and cleans it up and fixes it and powers it up. Then to his surprise the CPU goddess comes out of the screen because of the kindness that the afore mentioned computer nerd showed the ancient computer no one else would have wasted time on. And then because of the emergence of the slow witted, yet sweet 386 CPU Goddess, his other computers' CPU Goddesses show themselves and fight for attention. Granted it's a bit derivative (it has the whole Archie/Tenchi complex), but I think it's cute enough. In any case, I have named the 386 CPU Goddess Cecilia (somewhat old fashioned sounding, so I felt it fit). And then I have the CPU Goddess Dual, who is a Dual Core Centrino Processor, also a lot younger looking. And then Lapi-chan the Laptop's CPU Goddess. If anyone likes this idea, please come up with new CPU Goddesses ^^.


Yo's and salutations, DeusEx!  ^v^

Yeah, I saw a bit of your art while I was on vacation, though sadly I couldn't reply at the time.

Your have an interesting character design that appropriately harkens back to the 70's, late 80's Anime drawing style.  Rail-chan definitely strikes me as both cute and vibrantly colorful, and is now getting me curious as to the kind of game you're cookin' up.  ^___^
In any event, another artist among us will of invaluable help, although I can assure you that your skills as a programmer will be particularly sought-after! ^.^

Given my own hobby, I reckon I'd get the CPU goddess (Cecilia, is it?) visit me all the time (although admittedly I've not recently dealt with computers as old as pre-486's).  I myself have created some quasi CPU-tans (e.g., Commodore PET, Commodore 64, Apple II), but none of them would be considered goddesses in my story arc.  Only the Mainframe-tans (e.g., z/OS, MVS, TPS, VSE) could fill those shoes, and only because they're so friggin HUGE.  ^^;

In any event, welcome to our forum!  ^v^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: deusprogrammer on September 05, 2007, 02:16:18 pm
We could almost have a Mythology of OS-Tans and CPU goddesses.  Wouldn't that be interesting?  And then have the muses...like MP3-tan, AVI-tan, and JPEG-tan.  The head goddess could be Goddess Binary or Goddess.exe .  Just throwing ideas around.

As far as the game I'm cooking up, it all takes place in a little universe I have set up (with several chapters of story I've worked up so far), but as far as Rail-chan goes, she is a decommissioned military android who was trying to get work as a civilian...but ultimately her programming led her astray and she was unable to preform her jobs without setting something on fire or destroying her place of employee...but ultimately evil reared it's ugly head again and being the only decommissioned military android with her original programming she goes back into action to prevent the evil Doctor Nomura from covering the world in zippers.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on October 02, 2007, 03:23:56 pm
It was a boring electronics class.
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/7752/tanskets1au0.th.jpg) (http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tanskets1au0.jpg)

Somekind of design concepts.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 02, 2007, 05:49:01 pm
Those are very funny and cute! I especially like the Proton-tan! Ironic that she's so negative! And the usage of an internet meme is another nice touch! ;010
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on October 03, 2007, 12:53:23 am
Yep, I concur.  ^__^

Great work, and aside from that, I'm an instant fan of your Cat5-tan.  Very creative work there (especially on the tail!)  ^__^

Ohm-tan is pretty cute too (kinda reminds me a little of ME), although if you've ever watched Lovely Complex, you'll get my comparing her and Neutron-kun to Risa and Otani respectively (and since I love the series, that there's a compliment!).  ^v^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Meiko Taniguchi on October 23, 2007, 10:28:00 pm
This was a PM sent to C-chan sent a long time ago. As the lot of you folk may know, I'm quite a sim-racing freak, and therefore I couldn't help but create descriptions for "sim-tans". They are personifications of popular racing simulations of the PC. It could be a verrrrrrrry stupid idea.

I want to netkarPRO-tan sometime soon...

QuoteKonichiwa (Is that right?) C-chan!

As you probably know, I am a _huge_ racing sim and OS-tan fan... Seeing as though the racing simulations out on the market today are quite a few, I thought it would be a great idea to have racing sim-tans.

Well... hmm... let's see what I've got on my end of ideas for you C-chan...
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The Image Space Family
---
The ISI family of sim-tans are one of the most commanding of the race simulation industry. Their vast knowledge and success in creating Formula One racing simulations for the average gamer's PC or console make them one of the most popular. Sadly though, the majority of the family are not into "tintops" (Cars with roofs on them).
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rFactor-tan
Name : rFactor-tan
aka : rF-chan,
Weight : ?? kg
Height : 189 cm
Eye colour : orange
Hair colour : Varies
Quick Facts :
- Has NO set costume whatsoever.
- Claims she is the best. (Well, she is, for modding...)
- Is a rival to LFS S2-tan.
- Loves a wide variety of motorsport.
- Does not like road cars.
- Is self-centred.
- Has huge and unwieldy breasts.
- Is really crazy about changing her looks.
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F1 Challenge
Name : F1 Challenge-tan
aka : F1C-chan
Weight : ?? kg
Height : 180 cm
Eye colour : light blue
Hair colour : yellow
Quick Facts :
- Loves Ferraris.
- Loves Formula One.
- Wears red wherever she goes.
- Is hyperactive whenever she watches a Formula One race, real or not.
- Doesn't know anything about multiple class racing.
- Prefers to keep hair long.
- Prefers to wear skirts rather than pants when not racing.
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The Simbin Group
---
The Simbin Group are based off of the ISI family for all their simulation-based work, but their likeness for motorsport is in a rather different catagory the ISI family don't really support much - GT racing.
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GTR
Name : GTR-tan
Weight : ?? kg
Height : 170 cm
Eye colour : blue
Hair colour : black
Quick Facts :
- Loves GT racing. Moreso FIA GT than anything else.
- Doesn't seem to mind LFS S2-tan as much.
- Is extremely shy; will often stay in her mech-box (ala the 98-tans)
- Is almost anti-social.
- Is also a very suicidal, especally after her sister GTR2-tan showed up.
- Doesn't care much about her hair, so as long as it does not get in her way.
- Hopes the other Simbin-tans will shut up.
- Dons a set of hairclips which appear to be similar to the GTR logo.
- Doesn't like open-wheelers.
- Dons white racing overalls.
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GT Legends
Name : GT Legends-tan
aka : GTL-chan
Weight : ?? kg
Height : 165 cm
Eye colour : light blue
Hair colour : dark blue
Quick Facts :
- Is the shortest of all Simbin-tans.
- Tries to be friends with GPL-tan and LFS S2-tan.
- Is very friendly, but also a bit accident prone.
- Enjoys classic touring cars the most.
- Wishes she were back in the 60's.
- Is not a hippie despite that.
- Loves surfing.
- Hates modern-day cars.
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GTR2
Name : GTR2-tan
Weight : ?? kg
Height : 175 cm
Eye colour : Red
Hair colour : Black
Quick Facts :
- Has huge and sometimes rather unwieldy breasts, but not so much as other her sister Race-tan (Has high requirements, but are little in comparison to RACE)
- Enjoys almost all forms of GT racing, but enjoys FIA GT the most.
- Often tries to break up fights between LFS S2 and rFactor-tan, but is often beaten up in the process
- Dons red racing overalls.
- Often, when out of her racing overalls, wears earclips similarly shaped to a mix of both the GTR logo and Homeko's earclips.
- Also, has braids down her left bang which form a rough '2'
- Is a bit of a showoff.
- Doesn't like open-wheelers. (GTR has NO open wheelers)
- Prefers to keep hair short.
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RACE
Name : Race-tan
Weight : ?? kg
Height : 180 cm
Eye colour : red
Hair colour : black
Quick Facts :
- Has extremely big and unwieldy breasts (Requirements to play RACE are very high)
- Loves touring car racing. Moreso WTCC.
- Wears hairclips that form a huge "R" across both of her ears (ala Homeko of the OS-tans)
- Cares little about her sisters.
- Prefers to keep her hair long.
- Doesn't mind open wheelers. (This was due to the fact that RACE later included some production and open-wheeled cars)
(I would've done RACE07-tan but I feel the difference is too small to warrant a RACE07-tan)
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The House of Papyrus
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A group of sim-tans whose parents have long since disappeared, these sim-tans face the fight of their lives merely trying to stay alive.
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Grand Prix Legends
Name : Grand Prix Legends-tan
aka : GPL-tan
Weight : ?? kg
Height : 202 cm
Eye colour : brown
Hair colour : brown
Quick Facts :
- Often wears a kimono, either in a very light pink and black (ala Windows 95-tan of the OS-tans) or in British Racing Green.
- Loves historic cars. Moreso Formula One.
- Is very mind-mannered, but when provoked (or when GTL-tan is in sight), will very violently wield a katana.
- Likes drinking tea.
- Often does housework since she is the only one of the two Papyrus-tans to be in the house often.
- Dreams of the Nurburgring Nordschilife.
- Hates new Formula One cars.
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Nascar 2003
Name : Nascar 2003-tan
aka : N2003-tan
Weight : ?? kg
Height : 188 cm
Eye colour : brown
Hair colour : yellow
Quick Facts :
- Loves anything oval. Moreso NASCAR's Nextel Cup Series.
- Is a bit of a redneck.
- Is very accident prone on any racetrack that is not an oval.
- Loves muscle cars.
- Loves hot rods.
- Has NO set costume whatsoever.
- Often wears a cowboy hat off the racetrack.
---
Others
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Sim-tans who don't seem to fit anywhere else.
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Live For Speed S2 (Site url : www.lfs.net)
Name : Live For Speed S2-tan
aka : S2-chan
Weight : ?? kg
Height : 180 cm
Eye colour : light blue
Hair colour : dark blue
Quick Facts :
- Hates almost all ISI-tans (rFactor-tan, GTR2-tan etc).
- Has breasts roughly the same size as GTR2-tan, but is nowhere nearly as unwieldy.
- Is open to nearly all forms of motorsport.
- Often, when the likes of rFactor-tan are around, will wield a shotgun.
- Dislikes modding.
- Loves modifying her own looks, even if she don't like modding.
- Likes hanging around with RBR and GPL-tan.
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netkar PRO
Name : Netkar PRO-tan
aka : nkP-tan
Weight : ?? kg
Height : 156 cm
Eye colour : red
Hair colour : red
Quick Facts :
- The race car driver equal to OS-tan ME-tan.
- VERY accident prone.
- Loves Formula 3 and Formula Ford cars.
- Tries her best to be a good simulation, but often crashes.
- Is a certified klutz
- Keeps hair long either by braids or by leaving her hair alone.
- Has an unbelievably huge "ahoge" which is almost half as tall as herself.
- Likewise, is considered to be the least reliable simulation-tan.
- Cares not much about rollcake though.
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Richard Burns Rally
Name : Richard Burns Rally-tan
aka : RBR-chan
Weight : ?? kg
Height : 167 cm
Eye colour : dark brown
Hair colour : black
Quick Facts :
- Loves rallying like no other. Moreso WRC.
- Doesn't like Colin McRae.
- Is friends with LFS S2-tan.
- Prefers to keep hair short.
- Has no set uniform in terms of actual design, but often uses the same red/black/white scheme (ala the Mitsubishi cars)
- Has small hairclips reading "RBR" down her left bang.
- Is not concerned about the welfare of other sim-tans.
- Sleeps a lot.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on October 24, 2007, 11:52:05 pm
Ah yes, I remember that some of these girls were fairly tall, and that's what I liked about them.  -v-

Sooooo,.................. have you given any thought to the prospect of drawing them?  I said I can help train you at least.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on October 26, 2007, 12:26:01 pm
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j206/Witchblade666/REdo.jpg)

Just a 360 kun I did a while back.[/img]
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on October 27, 2007, 12:03:32 am
Okay now, here comes the usual C-chan question.... -v-

Did you draw this dude from scratch this time?  ^^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Spysweeper on October 27, 2007, 01:19:03 pm
Quote from: "C-Chan"Okay now, here comes the usual C-chan question.... -v-

Did you draw this dude from scratch this time?  ^^


Nope I can't draw I just photoshoped it.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Techno the fox on October 29, 2007, 05:49:10 am
Name: Sasser-Tan Aka "Sasser .Exe"
Gender: Female
Type: worm-tan
Age: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Height: Unknown
Bio: Much about this mysterious worm-tan remains a mystery.
She wears a bodysuit with a tan/black pattern on it.
When she "infects" an Os-tan she has the ability to take control of their body. The "Victim" can still see, hear, feel, ect. during this time.
However, she's not a master at it. And when an Os-tan is "Infected" there are several dead giveaways.

1. The Victim will seem to stagger about, like a drunk ragdoll.

2. They will talk in a monotonous voice, derived of any emotion.

3. The victim will seem to stare into space, at walls, ect.

She reamains uncaught and on the loose to this day, mostly because of her other ability.
She can turn into a shadow and pass through walls, the floor, even people.
Just how she obtained this ability, and what if any connections she has to Viru-tan is unknown.

Name: RCA Pearl-tan "Pearl"
Gender: Female
Type: Mp3 player-tan
Age:Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Height: Unknown

Your average hyper teenager, Pearl-tan is quite energetic.
She likes to play music, with the volume so loud everyone often complains.
more data pending
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Name: Techno-san
Gender: Male
Type: Human/Fox
Age: unknown, somewhere in his late teens
weight: Unknown
height: Unknown

Techno-san (my character) An average looking boy with purple hair.
He's completely based on my personaility Is kind most of the time likes to have fun and often makes jokes. But won't hesitate to jump into a fight if his friends are in danger.He can be a bit perverted at times and tends to avoid Secchan (For good reason). He can often be seen wherever people are hanging out and having fun. or in the prescence of Pearl, Inu-t or Homeko.
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Name: Fchan-tan
Gender: Female
Type: Site-tan
Age: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Height: Unknown

At first appearence, Fchan-tan can easily be mistaken for Firefox-ko.
She has Fox ears, and a tail, rather large breasts and wears a skimpy, revealing outfit.
She is a bit perverted and lechorous, due to the nature of the site she comes from.
Though when she wants to, she can be polite and civilized. (this comes from Fchan's /clean/ board.)
She often brings gifts, packages, hentai, ect. to anyone she really likes.
She is the mortal Enemy of Mr.Anonymous and 4chan, and shows a level of hate for them equal to 95-tan's feelings for macs during the early os wars. Though she easily tolerates Toshiaki and anyone from Nijiura.
----------------------

Okay,....*pant*
I covered 'em all.
Pics comming soon.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on October 30, 2007, 12:15:58 am
*sees all the heights "unknown" in all the female categories and mopes*

Awwwwwwwwww.... ;___;

Oh well,... I'm still rooting for the emergence of a brand new local artist!  ^v^

You can do it, Kitsune-san!  ^-^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Techno the fox on October 30, 2007, 07:39:12 am
Quote from: "Techno the fox"Much about this mysterious worm-tan remains a mystery.


BWAHAHAHA. I didn't even notice that until just now.
(Kinda reminds me of the "Our plan is going according to plan, Mr.Burns sir." in The Simpsons bart VS the world.)

Quote from: "C-Chan"*sees all the heights "unknown" in all the female categories and mopes*

Awwwwwwwwww.... ;___;


Heh, hoping for some more tall girls eh C-chan?

Don't get your hopes up for pearl, she's about the same height as Emuii-tan, Sasser is slightly tall. (but not as tall as some of the OS and Viru-tans I've seen)

And don't get too close to Fchan-tan, cause she's Mine y'hear?
*Snuggles her*

Quote from: "C-chan"Oh well,... I'm still rooting for the emergence of a brand new local artist! ^v^

You can do it, Kitsune-san! ^-^


Thanks ^_^
I'm still getting accustom to the two main drawing programs (Inkscape and GIMP).
That tutorial of yours sure has helped.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on October 31, 2007, 03:16:51 pm
QuoteHeh, hoping for some more tall girls eh C-chan?

Don't get your hopes up for pearl, she's about the same height as Emuii-tan, Sasser is slightly tall. (but not as tall as some of the OS and Viru-tans I've seen)

And don't get too close to Fchan-tan, cause she's Mine y'hear?
*Snuggles her*


*C-chan whines*

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww......  XoX

......  ;___;

*sniffle sniffle*

.......... -___-

....

*C-chan mopes and starts sucking on crumbs from the floor*  

*sniffle*

QuoteThanks
I'm still getting accustom to the two main drawing programs (Inkscape and GIMP).
That tutorial of yours sure has helped.


*C-chan perks up*

Ooooh!  That definitely make my day!  ^___^
I just wish I had more time to finish it, so it can help you even more.  Still, I'm very glad it's helping you get acquainted with Inkscape.  I'll be on leave for a while, but I still hope to insert a few more paragraphs here and there.  Please check back soon.  ;^__^;
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on October 31, 2007, 03:35:00 pm
Oh wow, you're getting me really interested here.
How long 'till we can see some results?
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Techno the fox on November 01, 2007, 09:18:20 am
Ehh, I can't really post an Exact date because of the rate at wich I draw things. (Sometimes I get good art done fast, other times it takes weeks.)
But I can say : Soon, Very soon.

Also, Since there's a Google-tan. Perhaps there's a possibility of an Ask-Kun? (which wouldn't be hard with their old mascot "Jeeves")

Oh, and in case you're wondering why I decided to make a Rca Pearl-tan. It's because the RCA Pearl is the very MP3 player I have.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: C-Chan on November 05, 2007, 03:41:08 am
*continues wagging tail*

I am proud that you're willing to create a Hardware-tan for something you own personally.  ^__^

Original artwork is the key to maximum satisfaction!  ^v^

In any event, still eager to see your stuff!  ^v^
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: windowsgirl on November 19, 2007, 12:37:24 pm
There should be a WinAntiVirus tan!
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Bella on November 19, 2007, 05:21:47 pm
QuoteAlso, Since there's a Google-tan. Perhaps there's a possibility of an Ask-Kun? (which wouldn't be hard with their old mascot "Jeeves")


That would be cool! I await seeing your drawings!

But a -tan may also be nice, cause she could be in a little butler-esqe dress ^_^

Quote*continues wagging tail*

I am proud that you're willing to create a Hardware-tan for something you own personally. ^__^

Original artwork is the key to maximum satisfaction! ^v^

In any event, still eager to see your stuff! ^v^


Ahhh, I've always wanted to do K8 and DY (my computers)-tans. I've even done sketches (long ago), but never posted them.

K8-tan was always kinda big and...erm...curvy...because my laptop's pretty big and "rounded" itself (IE, hardly any straight edges on it). She would be illness-prone, having needed extensive vision (aka screen) and neurological (aka circuitry and motherboard) correction.

DY would be smaller and more angular, and a lot healthier. But she's flaky and zones out a lot...

QuoteThere should be a WinAntiVirus tan!


Never thought of one myself, but I have always wanted to do an AVG-tan...
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: VonDaab on November 19, 2007, 05:35:48 pm
Quote from: "windowsgirl"There should be a WinAntiVirus tan!


WinAntiVirus would be a really annoying and persistent kid seeking for attention.
Title: Your own Os-tans and kuns
Post by: Siya on November 19, 2007, 08:42:36 pm
Quote from: "Bella"Never thought of one myself, but I have always wanted to do an AVG-tan...

AVG-tan... >.>
I can't say too much about her, or she might start cutting me off from some of my favorite online games...

All I can say is she seems to be an over-protective gatekeeper.  Suspicious of all the invited guests.  With one accidental click, she blocked Norman Virus Control (not Norton) from ever updating on my computer again (without some strategic installing/uninstalling).

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Along these lines, though, I've been wanting to make a Bess-tan.