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OS-tan discussions => OS-tan Fan-Fics, Comics and Fan-Stuff => Topic started by: Bella on March 18, 2007, 03:04:00 pm

Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 18, 2007, 03:04:00 pm
Here are some OS-tan designs and redesigns I made, using pen and ink with digital coloring. I've only been drawing anime for maybe the past month or two, so please don't laugh ;)

Zenwalk-tan

I've never seen an OS-tan for the Linux distro. So I made one ;)
I put her in the water because the Zenwalk logo is a dolphin jumping over the name Zenwalk.

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/51153763/

2k-tan

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/51042439/

Vistan (Home basic)

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/51042324/

Mac OS 9 and Homeko
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/50684650/?qo=8&q=by%3Abellacielo&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps

Sorry I couldn't just link the pix...They only give HTML code.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 18, 2007, 05:08:58 pm
Woohoo!  ZENWALK!  I love dolphins!  ^___^
(http://www.tuxresources.org/portal/modules/wfdownloads/images/screenshots/zenwalk.png)

Thank you for considering a Linux distros as one of your first original creations.  We of the Open Source leaning salute you!  ^___^/

That being said, the rest of them are exceptional too -- the sexier takes on 2K-tan and Sonata-san are very well made, and my favorites.  ^.^

Considering you've just started, you have a very keen eye for proportions and fashion.  I am liking this very much.  ^__^

Incidentally, what program(s) do you use to paint?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on March 18, 2007, 05:14:39 pm
I am absolutely delighted that you used an OpenSource Operating System as first one. They all are good, but the 'think different' one *lol*

Good Job!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 18, 2007, 06:28:30 pm
Wow, didn't know ZenWalk used XFCE as it's default desktop.  ^.^

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=zenwalk

Might give their LiveCD a try.  (Although I'm still waiting to give Sabayon LiveDVD a whirl....)  ^___^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 19, 2007, 12:09:28 am
Thanks guys! I'm very happy to hear you like them! I'm going to do some more Linux-tans...maybe Tinfoil Hat Linux. It's a very unique OS, both in structure and name, lol. I'm just trying to decide if it should be a paranoid girl hiding under a blanket with a tinfoil hat, or a stealthy spy-like character dressed in black, or a militaristic, camouflage-wearing nut with a gun...lol...
I like to try putting my own style on the different characters. Right now I'm working on a rendition of premium Vistan (Silver haired girl).
Quote
Considering you've just started, you have a very keen eye for proportions and fashion. I am liking this very much. ^__^

Incidentally, what program(s) do you use to paint?


I've done a lot of western-style drawings and cartoons, so that's where a got a lot of practice...the hardest thing was trying to make my tans look more  anime-like.

Gimp for some, but I find (And don't laugh) Microsoft Picture It! 9 to be easier. I said don't laugh. ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on March 19, 2007, 08:29:15 am
This is how she was designed by Aurora Borealis:

Quote
http://home.mchsi.com/~toastgirl222/randomstuff/ch-tinfoilhattan.jpg
Tinfoil Hat Linux-tan! She's very timid and that shows through when attempting a tough-girl act and is also paranoid and always wants lots of security. But if she can trust people, she can offer them her security services! Her biggest fears are aliens, radio waves, the thought of mind-control devices, entrepreneurs, and government workers!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 19, 2007, 03:40:27 pm
Aurora's design is interesting, as are all of her works! My personal ideas, however, are split into three ideas:

1: A teenage girl, wide-eyed, wearing a tinfoil hat, and clutching a flashlight while hiding under a blanket. She thinks that 'they're' out to get her.

2: A spy, who dresses all in black and is a master of stealthiness. She's very expressionless, not one to give her thoughts away. When she leaves a place, nobody can ever prove she was there (Which mimics THL's albilty to fit on a single floppy disk). My personal favorite.

3: A girl dressed in camouflage, wearing a string of bullets and a gun over one shoulder. (I'm not sure about this one, though, because Tinfoil Hat Linux isn't made to network...and a gun would imply defense rather than avoiding outside intrusion by not connecting with other computers...)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 19, 2007, 05:14:37 pm
The Penguin God does seem to enjoy posting very old pictures.  ^^;
Here's a bigger one:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/CaptainMiko/OS-tans/tinfoilhattan1.jpg

That's why I always tell her to maker her own user gallery, since her artwork is strewn all over her the forum.  ^^'

I wouldn't mind seeing her with heavy firepower, though (probably what she'd act like without her hat).  -v-
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 19, 2007, 05:23:40 pm
Those are good ideas too! I especially like the first one because I can picture TinfoilHat-tan being hysterically paranoid, screaming "THEY'RE OUT TO GET ME!! THEY'RE OUT TO GET ME!!"

The second one I never considered or really knew but that would be a good add on to her personality, that is if she's willing to leave her hiding spots from the aliens and other things she fears! :D

And I like that third idea too but of course TinfoilHat isn't expected to network for obvious reasons! Bu yeah, she should have a gun too! Another thing she could add to her defensive arsenal (not to mention look really cool and psychopathic!). Wielding a gun and having an electric force field? TinfoilHat-tan could be a force to be reckoned with! Especially when she doesn't have her hat on because then she becomes really tough!

Nice pictures, btw! My favorite one is the one of Sonata and Homeko because it makes me happy to see pictures of Mac-tans and Windows-tans getting along! ^^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 20, 2007, 01:33:18 am
QuoteThose are good ideas too! I especially like the first one because I can picture TinfoilHat-tan being hysterically paranoid, screaming "THEY'RE OUT TO GET ME!! THEY'RE OUT TO GET ME!!"


Thanks! I'm probably going to start working on a few different ideas...I'll post them up here as soon as I'm done.

QuoteNice pictures, btw! My favorite one is the one of Sonata and Homeko because it makes me happy to see pictures of Mac-tans and Windows-tans getting along! ^^


I like the whole Mac-tan/Windows-tan thing too ;) They must realize that they have some things in common. I did that because I like Mac and Windows both...and it annoys me to hear all the arguing about which is better...Windows has good points, Mac has good points, and both have bad points. The two OSs aren't as bad as the zealots on either side would have one think. Well, putting this thread back on track, here are some OS-tans I did today:

Flirty Vistan (Home premium):

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/51271443/

Hacchan and Secchan:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/51253552/
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Laevatein on March 20, 2007, 02:30:26 am
Hacchan and Secchan in My-Hime pose? Two thumbs up XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on March 20, 2007, 10:48:27 am
Wow, great work again! Especially Hacchan's and Secchan's eyes!of course the rest is also good, but I really like how you drew them!
Title: Re: Some of my OS-tan designs and re-designs
Post by: Alfamille on March 20, 2007, 01:52:08 pm
Quote from: "Bella"

Mac OS X 9 and Homeko
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/50684650/?qo=8&q=by%3Abellacielo&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps


Nice drawing Bella! To "think different" was nice touch as a statement. Hope we could see you could make more :D

Quote from: "Bella"
QuoteNice pictures, btw! My favorite one is the one of Sonata and Homeko because it makes me happy to see pictures of Mac-tans and Windows-tans getting along! ^^


I like the whole Mac-tan/Windows-tan thing too ;) They must realize that they have some things in common. I did that because I like Mac and Windows both...and it annoys me to hear all the arguing about which is better...Windows has good points, Mac has good points, and both have bad points. The two OSs aren't as bad as the zealots on either side would have one think.


=IntelMacs  ;001

Hospitality is what it does  for both sides ever since the new millenium  ;118
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 20, 2007, 05:37:53 pm
Here are my Tinfoil Hat Linux Tans!

I did a young one...hiding under her covers and clutching a flashlight:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/51312230/

Here's the same character...Older but nonetheless paranoid!

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/51312822/
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 20, 2007, 05:50:53 pm
Very nice! I like the first one because it captures her paranoia well (and looks cute too. I especially like what you did with the eyes!) and I like the second one because TinfoilHat-tan looks very good in spy gear! ;010
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on March 20, 2007, 05:53:44 pm
Aww Man!!! They sound so cool, but I can't see them!!!

Still, having seen your previous work, I've no doubt they're good!
I must apologize for not posting sooner, for some reason I thought I already had ^^'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on March 20, 2007, 09:36:54 pm
Tinfooil-hat-tan is WIN! and AWESOME!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 21, 2007, 03:58:15 pm
Thanks! I really went wild with the shading of the THL-tans. I figure every one I do is a learning experience for my next OS-tan.

Fedora Core-tan, styled as a 1920's mobster:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/51378104/
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Fedora-Tan on March 21, 2007, 06:56:11 pm
What a great picture ^_^

/me thanks Bella and welcomes warmly ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on March 21, 2007, 07:38:00 pm
seconded! :>
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 21, 2007, 08:09:06 pm
I shall third that! :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Exa on March 22, 2007, 04:24:27 am
... and I shall fourth that!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 22, 2007, 01:39:00 pm
Thanks!
Windows Neptune-tan...The darkness and shadows symbolize the "underworld" of OS designs that never fully came to fruition...She's wandering around with 96-tan I think ;)

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/51439377/
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 22, 2007, 03:58:50 pm
If it's not too late, I fifth that.  ^___^

I still applaud you for drawing underrepresented OS-tans.  ^v^
I'm even partial to disenfranchised Windows systems.  ^.^
(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/11498/mini413.jpg)

Any room for a Windows 95 OSR 2.5-sama, I wonder? ^____^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 23, 2007, 01:49:27 pm
Hey everyone! I'm sort of bored.... The next few people to post an OS-tan idea...Unix, Linux, Mac or Windows...I'll draw and post up here by tonight or tomorrow! C'mon guys, what do you want to see me draw :)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on March 23, 2007, 01:54:00 pm
I'd like to see Gentoo-tan! Gentoo is my favorite distro. Or SuSE-tan the chameleongirl.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 23, 2007, 03:41:38 pm
Aurora's Damn Small Linux could use some more exposure.  I kinda like forced perspective shots.  ^___^

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/CaptainMiko/OS-tans/macOSXtansurprise.jpg
[She's the one in the apple with the black cap.]

For more Pig-friendly OS-tan ideas, I got tons of them on my signature.  ^.^

(or feel free to look at the jumbo-sized version here;  http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/AnnexOStans.jpg)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 23, 2007, 11:52:36 pm
Here's Gentoo!

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/gn.jpg

I did her as a businesswoman type...She's smart, multi-talented, and can adapt to different jobs quite easily. Her cow-pattern shirt is a reference to Gentoo's unofficial mascot, Larry the cow.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on March 23, 2007, 11:55:06 pm
Wow! You're an amazing artist!
I absolutely love the way you do those eyes! The look so... deep!
Thank you so much for being an awesome contributor to the forums!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on March 24, 2007, 12:38:00 pm
Wow! She's amazing! You made this penguin very happy!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 24, 2007, 03:53:31 pm
Thanks everyone! I'm happy everyone here is so supportive! ;012
This is what lazy Saturday afternoons are for...I did these drawings yesterday in a couple of hours, and colored them at about an hour each...

Damn Small Linux-tan:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/CopyofDI.jpg

Really cute! ;)

Internet Explorer 7-tan:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/DI.jpg

I've never seen this tan, compared to all the Firefox-ko's....her coloring is similar to IE's color scheme. I suppose she says she's a rival to Firefox-ko, but sercretly she tries to emulate her in every way...Symbolizing how much IE 7 looks and feels like Firefox (I'm a recent convert, and I was surprised by how similar it is!)

BTW, C-Chan, who is the tan in your siggy between Linux and Lisa? With blue braided hair?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on March 24, 2007, 03:59:35 pm
DSL-chan is so cute! So cuuuuuuuuuute! Someone give a sainthood for her Linux-designs!


IE7-tan also looks good, but DSL-tan is great!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 24, 2007, 06:41:42 pm
Gentoo-tan looks cool and dressed for success! Good job incorporating a reference to its mascot too! But ironically Gentoo is also the name of a kind of penguin! ^^;

And I second what Kami-Tux said about the DSL-tan: So cuuuuuuuuuuute!

IE7-tan also looks very cool too!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 24, 2007, 06:49:47 pm
Thanks! I took some inspiration from your (Aurora's) design for DSL-tan, but tried to give her my own twist. Right now it's rainy out so I'm mostly drawing and stuff...I might do a scene with an OS X-tan and a BSD-devillette  or a NeXTSTEP-tan...as a reference to OS X's Unix heritage...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on March 24, 2007, 07:02:22 pm
Great idea! Maybe MacOS9-tan and Devilette  (or NeXTSTEP-tan) lift her so she can reach an item representing fame :)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 24, 2007, 08:38:10 pm
You're probably going to tire of me saying this, but not only is your style sleek and refreshing, but your decision to support new and underrepresented OS-tans is absolutely admirable!  ^___^

I don't know about everyone else, but I'll definitely always be supportive of such efforts since it brings us closer to creating an entirely new OS-tan sub-movement.  I can only support canon OS-tans for so long, before I feel inclined to do justice to my own creative ideas, as well as those of others in a  similar position.  ^^

Your gentoo is very gorgeous and professional; while I also like Juzo-kun's design, it really just depicts her in her battle suit (much like 95-tan;s gray body armor), which I can't see her wearing ALL the time.  At least now I have an idea of how she would look like in her normal daily life and profession, and certainly goes a long way in portraying the Gentoo distro as a very mature, stable and well-documented  platform.  ^___^

DSL-chan is drawn with a kind of sweet sass that's very appealing, and the cap-turned-beret does help accentuate her features even more . ^__^
You haven't played on her diminutive size factor yet, but it's certainly an excellent piece of work as it stands now.  ^.^

And even though I haven't been a fan of IE for several years now, I love your rendition of her, especially your decision to incorporate features of other previous IE-tans.
As long as she's proprietary, though, she'll never have a chance of  surpassing the skills of Firefox-senpai.  But maybe she's in a better position to convince M$ otherwise.  ^___^

Oh right, the girl with the blue hair and braids is PTS-DOS-tan, a Russian x86 DOS clone that's often used in rescue systems in lieu of DR-DOS or FreeDOS.  A clearer picture of her can be found in my Finished Work folder:

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=82

And some descriptions of her personality -- as well as a picture of Miss Russia 2006 who inspired the hair -- can be found in my original thread that I posted it on:

http://ostan-collections.net/topic-217.html

BTW, I do second a picture with OSX, OS9 and/or NeXTSTEP-tan.  ^___^
Question is,... which OSX will you choose?  ^.^

*prays for Puma-chan*

Added after 1 hours 2 minutes:

Oh, and speak of the devil,... seems there's finally another Cheetah-san picture drawn....

http://www.nijiura.com/os/niji.php?res=22766

Though frankly, it's not my favorite rendition by that particular artist.  ^^'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 25, 2007, 01:41:12 pm
Arch Linux-tan and her sister, CRUX-tan:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/AG.jpg

Arch Linux-tan is CRUX's younger sister. Not to many people know them well, many thinking they're just a couple of nerdy brainiacs, but the ones who do know they are excellent workers. CRUX-tan is prettier, which her plain little sis has never really been that jealous about. After all, she is smarter. They get along quite well. CRUX-tan's color comes from the blue and white Tux that is CRUX's logo; Arch Linux-tan's color comes from the blue and black Arch Linux logo.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 25, 2007, 02:16:38 pm
Same comments for Gentoo apply to Arch Linux-tan, since the design is close enough to the one by Juzo-kun to serve as an everyday picture of her.  ^__^

Crux, though, is definitely new and unexplored territory, and yourrendition is great!  And admittedly,....... [whispering] maybe she is the prettier one.... ^.^'

Funny how in one of my first Linux threads, it was mentioned that a CRUX-tan could be made eventually.  Funny how it took 8 months for this to happen, but at least it did happen finally!  ^v^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 25, 2007, 07:08:38 pm
Thanks! I love doing more uncommon OS-tans because there's more artistic freedom...Linux-tans are especially fun because there are lots of interesting, unique distros...

I've been working on this since yesterday...did the outlines in a few hours, and several hours for the coloring...please to enjoy...
OS X Cheetah!

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/ch.jpg

BSD Devillette and NeXTSTEP-tan are lifting OS X Cheetah-tan on their backs...symbolizing how Unix and NeXTSTEP lifted Mac OS X to fame and recognition, even if few people (outside the world of computers) know it; And with little recognition to themselves. I did Cheetah-tan sort of in a cutesy goth look...just seems to fit her ;) Thanks to Kami-Tux, who gave me the idea for this pose; and Aurora, as I took inspiration from her great rendition of NeXTSTEP-tan (who should be a better known OS-tan).
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: infinity_zero on March 25, 2007, 08:36:46 pm
Bella Good work. ^ ^ b
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 25, 2007, 09:01:17 pm
Great pictures like always! Hmm.. I didn't know that CRUX-tan and Arch-tan are sisters! And it's nice that although they have major differences like CRUX-tan being the prettier one and Arch-tan being the smarter one, they still get along well! ^^

And you did a very cute take on Cheetah-tan! And thank you for drawing NeXTSTEP-tan too! May she not fade into obscurity like her OS kinda... did! Such a powerful OS that had so much potential for excellence but alas ended up failing but if it weren't for NeXTSTEP (and NeXT) doing so poorly, Apple probably wouldn't be around today because buying out NeXT led to the major comeback that saved Apple!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 25, 2007, 09:28:51 pm
QuoteThanks! I love doing more uncommon OS-tans because there's more artistic freedom...Linux-tans are especially fun because there are lots of interesting, unique distros...


Can't agree with you more.  ^__^
Especially with so much obsession around here regarding that Deja Vu incident, it almost makes sense to focus on completely new characters.  ^v^

QuoteBSD Devillette and NeXTSTEP-tan are lifting OS X Cheetah-tan on their backs...symbolizing how Unix and NeXTSTEP lifted Mac OS X to fame and recognition, even if few people (outside the world of computers) know it; And with little recognition to themselves. I did Cheetah-tan sort of in a cutesy goth look...just seems to fit her Thanks to Kami-Tux, who gave me the idea for this pose; and Aurora, as I took inspiration from her great rendition of NeXTSTEP-tan (who should be a better known OS-tan).


(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/11498/mini463.jpg)
Hyaaaah!!  Cheetah-san!  is sweeeeeeeeeeet!  ^v^

And you're right, the gothic dress suits her like a glove!  ^.^
BSD-tan and NeXTSTEP-tan also look gorgeous (and kudos on using Aurora's highlights), but I would love to see a little bit more of their body drawn.  Aside from the extra eye candy, it will also make it a bit more obvious that they're holding Cheetah-san up cheerleader-style.  ^v^'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 25, 2007, 11:54:16 pm
QuoteGreat pictures like always! Hmm.. I didn't know that CRUX-tan and Arch-tan are sisters! And it's nice that although they have major differences like CRUX-tan being the prettier one and Arch-tan being the smarter one, they still get along well! ^^


Thank you! I got the inspiration for this because while researching Arch Linux, I read it was largely inspired by CRUX, and in fact, the creator of Arch quite liked CRUX and used it before creating Arch. So I figured the two tans should be nice to each other.

QuoteAnd you did a very cute take on Cheetah-tan! And thank you for drawing NeXTSTEP-tan too! May she not fade into obscurity like her OS kinda... did! Such a powerful OS that had so much potential for excellence but alas ended up failing but if it weren't for NeXTSTEP (and NeXT) doing so poorly, Apple probably wouldn't be around today because buying out NeXT led to the major comeback that saved Apple!


I know! I was pretty surprised reading the wikipedia page about NeXTSTEP...Steve Jobs...not at Apple? How could that be ;) And what Bill Gates said about NeXTcube...sorta creepy...LOL. I'm dissapointed we don't see more NeXTSTEP-tans for this very influential, even if defunct, OS.

QuoteAnd you're right, the gothic dress suits her like a glove! ^.^
BSD-tan and NeXTSTEP-tan also look gorgeous (and kudos on using Aurora's highlights), but I would love to see a little bit more of their body drawn. Aside from the extra eye candy, it will also make it a bit more obvious that they're holding Cheetah-san up cheerleader-style. ^v^'


The hardest thing was making Cheetah-tan's outfit look sexy and cute without being...er...trashy ;)
I was thinking about adding more body to BSD Devilette and NeXTSTEP-tan, but I ran out of paper space, and was a little lazy ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on March 25, 2007, 11:59:20 pm
QuoteSteve Jobs...not at Apple? How could that be


Yeah, I always knew Steve Jobs was in charge of NeXT, but for some reason I thought he was still at Apple. Bit weird when I found out ^^'

QuoteAnd what Bill Gates said about NeXTcube...sorta creepy


Tell me something Bill Gates has said that not creepy or utterly-laughable (eg. "640k ought to be enough for anyone!")

Speaking of the NeXT cube, did you know the first webserver was a NeXT cube?

QuoteThe hardest thing was making Cheetah-tan's outfit look sexy and cute without being...er...trashy


I know what you mean, but I think you did a good job!
Keep up the good work!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 26, 2007, 06:20:27 pm
QuoteTell me something Bill Gates has said that not creepy or utterly-laughable (eg. "640k ought to be enough for anyone!")


Ummm...errrr....wait...you got me there ;)

QuoteSpeaking of the NeXT cube, did you know the first webserver was a NeXT cube?


Yeah! Another thing that surprised me!

Right now I'm working on coloring a picture of OS X Jaguar-tan...and one of Tiger-tan, too...but this one will be in more of a home setting, painting actually (notice there are lots of windows-tans depicted in home settings, cooking, cleaning, etc, but not to many Mac-tans?)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 27, 2007, 01:21:37 am
Ummmmmmmmm,...............
Actually.......................

There ARE lots of pictures of the Mac-tans in home settings..........  ^^;

It's just that..............

...............

'Bout 90% of them are not exactly PG-rated.  -v-'
Case in point:

http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/MacManga/08.jpg

I believe this is around that time I use an "FTW!" to describe Jaguar and Tiger-sama.  ^___^

But /C-chan's heart still yearns for Puma-chan.  ^v^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 27, 2007, 03:28:33 am
I stand corrected. But what I meant was more along the lines of these pix:

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=18&pos=36

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=18&pos=114

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=18&pos=175

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=4&pos=73

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=63&pos=4

More of like...a glimpse into the "daily life" of these characters (if that makes sense...lol...), whereas most of the Mac OS X pix are them "posing":

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=7&pos=66

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=7&pos=72

Not that they aren't nice pix (I especially like the top one!), it's just that you don't see many Mac OS X-tans doing anything besides posing...

Anyhow,

Here's a Tiger-tan I did...painting on the beach:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/CopyofCopyoftp.jpg

Don't ask why she's painting on the beach...first it started off painting by a open window, then painting by a door, the next thing I know she's on the beach, lol...and that background is from a Mac OS X screensaver...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 27, 2007, 04:49:59 pm
*sniff sniff*  Sadly, with these server problems, I'll have to use my imagination on those.....  ;___;
I think I know what you mean, but again we go back to saying this is a volume issue.  With 1000 artists committed to plopping Homeko and Homeo in less-than-legal situations, leaving only 5 artists to pick up the slack for the OSX girls, the ability to depict them in home settings is sacrificed in favor of just setting their precedent to an unknowing and unwilling public.  ^____^;

In any case, that effort is very much appreciated, as it is always nice to see the girls in different clothing and situations.  ^.^

And Tiger-sama's picture is gorgeous and awe-inspiring -- you never cease to amaze me with your excellent taste in fashion, and the background is both beautiful and a tacit Mac reference!  (double pointage for that)  ^v^

Now I know I can expect wonderful things with Pu-chan from you.  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 27, 2007, 09:47:18 pm
QuoteNow I know I can expect wonderful things with Pu-chan from you. ^.^

Trust me, you will see a Puma-chan (Just have to figure out what setting she should be in!)

Ubuntu-tan...This one's been kicking around for a while, but just colored this evening:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/ub.jpg

Ubuntu-tan has a very good attitude, and is very popular among friends. She believes in peace and goodwill toward others, even opposing OS-tans like the Windows family or Mac girls. While she is saddened by OS fighting, she still enjoys a little friendly competition between herself and rivals. She's not as skilled as Arch Linux-tan or Gentoo-chan, but she's easier to get along with. She has a sister, Kubuntu, who also shares her outlook.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 28, 2007, 12:35:19 am
QuoteTrust me, you will see a Puma-chan (Just have to figure out what setting she should be in!)


*cheers*

WAAAAHOOOOOOOOO!!! PU-CHAN IS A-COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

*poses*

Pu- Pu- PUMA-CHAN BEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^v^\

*shoots laser out of eye*

Okay, I just had to get that out of my system.  ^__^
Settings for Pu-chan are easy.  ^.^

Though timid, she's also quite industrious and never likes to spend an idle moment.  She could don a maid outfit and do housekeeping.

Or put on safety gear, hood and a covering for her tail, and pick some fresh honey.

Or she could wear something a little more rustic and pick vegetables from an herb garden.

Or, capitalizing on the fact that she looks like a student, suppose she rode a bike wildly to avoid tardiness, with a slice of toast still dangling from her mouth (or fish,... she is a catgirl after all).

Or she could be exploring the corridors of a large public library, hugging a pair of her favorite books close to her chest.

Or perhaps she could be walking out of a small mom-and-pop store with a paper bag full of ingredients for tonight's dinner, and maybe stop by a seafood restaurant to curiously watch an aquarium full of fish at the window.  

Or if you want to add more of a fantasy element, suppose you had a scene pairing her with some cute iPod-tans, who probably like Puma-chan very much.  She might be at a table, stooped over a shoebox decorated lavishly and swowing/gluing together miniature furniture, while an iPod Mini or Nano look on with wonder and curiosity.

I tell you, the Pu-chan lends herself to lots of ideas.  ^___^

QuoteUbuntu-tan has a very good attitude, and is very popular among friends. She believes in peace and goodwill toward others, even opposing OS-tans like the Windows family or Mac girls. While she is saddened by OS fighting, she still enjoys a little friendly competition between herself and rivals. She's not as skilled as Arch Linux-tan or Gentoo-chan, but she's easier to get along with. She has a sister, Kubuntu, who also shares her outlook.


S-u-g-o-i!!  ^v^
Your strong fashion sense and special attention to hair really makes ubuntu-tan look like the friendly, popular and beautiful OS that she is.  ^___^

While there's always a place for spears and armor, a lot of what revolves around the modern distros is approachability, accessibility and (in the case of Ubuntu, Edubuntu, etc.) "humaneness".  And when you see a distros-tan dressed more down to earth (with a touch of contemporary evening wear, in Ubuntu's case), it's a tacit invitation to approach them without fear and with the possibility of gaining a new friend.  ^^

A Kubuntu-tan would interest me, since that's the OS I use right now.  ^.^

I imagine her a little like Ubuntu, but taller, with longer hair (with blue highlights perhaps?) and perhaps more mature features (albeit coupled with a lot of more accessories)..... ^^;

I also wanted to make a Xubuntu-tan at one point, owing that I used her for several months prior to switching to another OS on that particular machine.  She would have to be a child-type, youthful, energetic and spirited in her pursuit of her Onee-san's philosophy.  Naturally, she would be accompanied by her pet hamster.  ^^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 28, 2007, 03:30:45 pm
I'm thinking of doing a Kubuntu-tan and a Xubuntu-tan....I tried to make Ubuntu-tan seem friendly and warm because Ubuntu is a very user-friendly distro compared to Arch Linux or that sort...

Here's a outline of Pu-chan (Told ya you'd see her soon!) Tell me if you think her face is odd...just want to know before I invest too much time.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/pu.jpg
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 28, 2007, 04:26:40 pm
Hmmmmm,.... *studies*

Hard to say without color, but the face itself doesn't strike me as too odd.  A little bit low, but then she does have her head tilted downward.  The only thing I could recommend is to add a little more hair and reposition the ears closer to the sides rather than directly on top (and I guess we can make them a little larger still).  ^^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on March 30, 2007, 11:26:04 pm
Oh C-Chan....

Puma-chan:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/51964804/

Right now I'm researching special use Linux distros...here are some ideas I've come up with:

64 Studio, a distro for music producing/mixing: I'm thinking either a singer, or perhaps a DJ or music editor.

FlightLinux, designed for embedded control computers in spacecraft (not open to the public...duh): An astronaut? Although since this doesn't run on business computers or PCs, I don't know if this would work...?

Edubuntu: a teacher? Or student?

Linux XP: A Homeko or Saseko doppleganger ;) Dresses and acts just like them, but still undeniably Linux-ish.

Added after 10 hours 29 minutes:

Linux XP-tan:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/lp.jpg

Linux XP-tan likes to dress up as Homeko, much to the dismay of many of her Linux relatives. However, Linspire-tan and Freespire-tan seem to get along fine with her. Her white-fronted jacket (similar to a penguin's white belly), Linux hair clip, and black-to-green hair suggests she's still proud of her heritage, even if it doesn't seem like it from first glance.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 31, 2007, 12:28:13 am
QuoteOh C-Chan....

Puma-chan:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/51964804/


WOW!!! From what heaven did she descend down from!  ^v^
Pu-chan is here, and you opted for the book approach after all!  /C-chan thinks he's in love....  *v*

I wonder if it'd work out, though,.... Puma's don't eat pigs, do they?  '__'

In any case, while I do like your unique approach to the anime style and your willingness to depict these girls in such calm and refreshing settings, for me at least I feel your greatest forte is with clothing.  ^^

You have a peerless fashion sense that's often both elegant and hip, and your spatial sense of creases and folds is right on the money.  Not sure if you have a background in the industry, but I swear you could be a fashion designer.  ^v^

Although that's just this pig's humble opinion..... -.-

Added after 12 minutes:

64 Studio -- Mmmmm..... DJ.  We have tons of cute characters, lots of emos, lolis up the wazoo, and certainly 3v1l ones.  But as far as I can recall, there aren't really many "hip" characters.  ^^

FlightLinux --  How 'bout a cosmonaut instead?  Fufufu.... ^.^
Well, it's not very realistic, but suppose she was an engineer or an actual "pilot" (emphasis on quotes) of a Zephyr:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3016082.stm

Doubt it has anything to do with FlightLinux, but it does fly in high orbit AND it is technologically advanced.  I think something like that could suit her well.  ^___^

Edubuntu -- always envisioned her as a teacher personally, although if you like you can compromise and make her a YOUNG teacher.  ^^

LinuxXP -- OMG!!!!!!!!!!!  @o@
Wow, you think she weren't a Windows fan....  ^^
She's lovely, but I can definitely see her being tormented by the more puritanical Windows-tan, since they defend their proprietary assets like rabid squirrels.  ^___^

In between you and me, though,......... LinuxXP is WAY cuter and sweeter-looking than Homeko.  ^__^
Certainly your keen fashion saved her from ending up in an oddly-colored gym suit.  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 31, 2007, 10:28:46 pm
Interesting enough I was about to consider making a Linux XP-tan too! She was going to be a hybrid between Linux-tan and Saseko and her main weapon would have been a giant fork! (because it stabs like Linux-tan's spear and associated with food, which Saseko is most fond of)

And the Puma-tan looks very nice! :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 01, 2007, 12:28:42 am
64 Studio-tan:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Project1.jpg

64 Studio-tan is a DJ who also likes to record and mix her own music. She's great at her job, and sometimes competes with Mac OS X-tans who say they're just as good at the musical arts. She's often employed by her fellow Linux-tans for use at parties. Her closest relative is Debian-tan.

Quote
Interesting enough I was about to consider making a Linux XP-tan too! She was going to be a hybrid between Linux-tan and Saseko and her main weapon would have been a giant fork! (because it stabs like Linux-tan's spear and associated with food, which Saseko is most fond of)


Cool idea, especially the giant fork! I'd love to see her!

QuoteYou have a peerless fashion sense that's often both elegant and hip, and your spatial sense of creases and folds is right on the money. Not sure if you have a background in the industry, but I swear you could be a fashion designer. ^v^


Thank you! But I do not have any formal training, just the education of drawing from a very young age :)

QuoteWow, you think she weren't a Windows fan.... ^^
She's lovely, but I can definitely see her being tormented by the more puritanical Windows-tan, since they defend their proprietary assets like rabid squirrels. ^___^


LOL!!!! Rabid squirrels XD. Surprisingly enough, M$ has never gone after Linux XP...give em' time, though...

QuoteIn between you and me, though,......... LinuxXP is WAY cuter and sweeter-looking than Homeko. ^__^


Awww...Homeko may be a perverted weirdo...but she's my OS's perverted weirdo...so I still like her XD. Linux XP is cute, though :)

Right now I'm thinking up some sort of Mac OS 7-tan/Win95-tan battle...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 01, 2007, 10:12:59 am
Quote from: "Bella"
Right now I'm thinking up some sort of Mac OS 7-tan/Win95-tan battle...

Will you make System 7-tan win this time? :D

*notices 95 nearby* UH.... OH....
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on April 01, 2007, 12:36:24 pm
Yeah! 95-tan always wins!
Then again, Win 95 did sorta conquer Sys 7 overall...
Foolish history!
Still System 7-tan did win some victories, and definitely was the better system!
*Gets sliced by 95-tan*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 02, 2007, 11:32:42 pm
WOW!!!!!!!!  DID SOMEONE SAY 95 vs System 7?!!!!!!!!!!  @o@

I say LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE!!!!!!!!!    ^V^

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/normal_MacOS7%7E0.png)

Yakuza gangster vs Samurai,... this one is for the ages!!!  ^.^

BTW, sorry I didn't check this out earlier,...  ^__^'
Up until now I assumed 64 Studio was some App-tan,... but today when I reviewed DistroWatch.com, I found 64 Studio on the list.  So I guess that officially makes her a multimedia-centric distros-tan -- in that case, yep, I'm glad you opted for the DJ!  ^.^

Her clothes, while not particuarly my cup of tea, suit her perfectly for the roll (certainly looks a lot like the DJ playing at the last rave I ventured into.... ^.^')
But what really makes this drawing shine (no pun intended) is the lighting -- the radiant glow and relfection off her hair in particular add a very cool beauty to the scene.  ^.^
(the colored spotlights, though, could've used a little blur + more transparency)

QuoteShe's great at her job, and sometimes competes with Mac OS X-tans who say they're just as good at the musical arts.


Aha,... now that's bound to cause friction.  ^.^'
But surely it's healthy competition though, since (thanks to the OSX girls) Macs are now part of the family of Unix-likes.  ^.^

QuoteThank you! But I do not have any formal training, just the education of drawing from a very young age


Excellent then, I always said that the best art comes from the tacit learner.  ^___^

QuoteLOL!!!! Rabid squirrels XD. Surprisingly enough, M$ has never gone after Linux XP...give em' time, though...


Yep,.. probably didn't go after Linux XP cause they were too busy trouncing on poor Lindows-tan.  `v'

QuoteAwww...Homeko may be a perverted weirdo...but she's my OS's perverted weirdo...so I still like her XD. Linux XP is cute, though


Linux XP is cuter period.  ^___^
I would like to see her cosplay Saseko and Moseko (aka, XP MCE) as well..  ^.^

(http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/images/d/dc/XPH.jpg)(http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/images/c/c6/WinXPMCE.gif)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 03, 2007, 02:08:26 am
Well, it's not quite a battle scene, per se...It started out as a rather even-sided, chivalrous conflict...but ended up more like after the battle...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/95.jpg

From the OS-tan annex:
Quote- Used to be very confident and powerful in her youth, but is now a depressed, near-emotionless shell of her former self.


From Aurora's thread:

QuoteShe almost got killed by 95-tan, but she spared her life so she'd have to live with that humiliating defeat.


I found these both wonderfully interesting pieces of backstory, one I knew I had to do a picture of. So here is the point that 95-tan reduced system 7-tan to a shadow of her former self...Considering the ruthless attitude of windows 95-tan toward Mac-tans, did system 7-tan even have a chance?

I find these two characters very interesting, mostly due to their unadulterated hate of each other, perhaps not matched in any other character in OS-tandom. I would certainly love to do a magna about these two but...yes, time, talent and patience hold me back ;)

Let me explain a bit about what is going on. As Aurora stated, 95-tan could have killed system 7-tan, but let her live just to humiliate her. This sounds exactly like something 95-tan would do to a mac girl. System 7-tan's broken katana and cuts shows that, although system 7-tan put up a fight, 95-tan still outfought her (which certainly was true of win95's release media blitz, and later juggernaut on the home computer market.)
95-tan seems to be enjoying herself, savoring the power she now possesses, whereas system 7-tan seems to be wondering, rightfully, whether or not she's going to make it out of this alive, wondering how she let the power her predecessors had not so long ago leave her...and if she does escape, how she can ever manage to live knowing a lousy windows-tan beat her...

And onto a lighter note...

QuoteHer clothes, while not particuarly my cup of tea, suit her perfectly for the roll


I tried to make her look a bit grungy ;) I think I did a good job, lol

QuoteBut what really makes this drawing shine (no pun intended) is the lighting -- the radiant glow and relfection off her hair in particular add a very cool beauty to the scene. ^.^
(the colored spotlights, though, could've used a little blur + more transparency)


I always love trying different lighting techniques and angles. I'll try making the lights a little more blurred and transparent.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 03, 2007, 02:15:06 pm
QuoteWell, it's not quite a battle scene, per se...It started out as a rather even-sided, chivalrous conflict...but ended up more like after the battle...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/95.jpg



NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!  ;^0^;
Curse you, Windows 95-tan, for not allowing history to be rewritten!!  ;^-^;

No, but seriously it's fantastic,... striking and dramatic poses for a very striking and dramatic scene.  ^___^
You can feel the choking despair in OS7-tan, as well as the glee of a younger and more belligerent 95-tan.  `v'

But I will say this,... what comes around goes around.  ^^
*continues reading Vista negative reviews gleefully*

QuoteI find these two characters very interesting, mostly due to their unadulterated hate of each other, perhaps not matched in any other character in OS-tandom. I would certainly love to do a magna about these two but...yes, time, talent and patience hold me back  


Well you've got the talent, and you SEEM like a reasonably patient person.  But time is against everyone, so I understand you there.  ^^

I guess this is my fault for not making OS/2's profile more public, but I would say that OS/2's hatred for ALL Windows (especially 95 and NT) is perhaps older and much more personal.  ^.^

http://ns24717.ovh.net/ostan-collections/viewtopic.php?p=12681&sid=5e5fd8f6fe209c7d1a5a477e52d8776f#12681

QuoteI tried to make her look a bit grungy  I think I did a good job, lol


It's a given you'll always do a good job with clothing.  ^__^
As for the grunginess,... I reckon I'm getting to old for this, but yeah I guess she's a one grungified lass.  ^.^

QuoteI always love trying different lighting techniques and angles. I'll try making the lights a little more blurred and transparent.


Normally I'd be okay with that stylistic spotlighting, but since the lighting on herself is blurry and realistic, the two different styles seem to clash. Unifying them both should enhance the realism and beauty of the picture.  ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 03, 2007, 05:13:45 pm
Yeah! NOOOOOOOOOO! Curse you, 95! >__<

But may System 7-tan get revenge against her and win! (However doing such thing would destroy the 'plot' of the OS-tan comic I'm working on if it happened there!) But anyways, beautiful work! You did a great job capturing the emotion and drama!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on April 03, 2007, 11:09:33 pm
bwahahahaha that is quite the striking and dashing 95sama, crushing your dreams!  I seem to hear alot of bitterness around here about the facts tho...

QuoteNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! ;^0^;
Curse you, Windows 95-tan, for not allowing history to be rewritten!! ;^-^;


Saddam tried to rewrite the history books too...

we stopped that.  Tho he had been doing it for so long people had a hard time beliving the history books we brought in because they were so differnt.  Untill we brought the internet to Iraq and collage students were able to begin researching what the WORLD says happened and they relized how horribly they had been lied too


so in a nutshell, to cross paths with 95 sama is not only foolish but it makes you a terrorist T_T
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 04, 2007, 12:01:58 am
Haven't you ever heard of the phrase "History is Written by the Victor?".

That sure makes for a helluva lot of terrorists you know, stretching back at least 5 millenia.  ^___^

But at least your in high spirits in any event.  -v-
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 04, 2007, 02:29:14 am
Freespire-tan...in a comic with Linspire-tan!

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/free.jpg

Freespire-tan is Linspire-tan's sister. They usually get along...being the more "windows-ish" of the Linux community, they are often scoffed at by more advanced and specialized Linux-tans, so they must band together (along with Linux XP-tan. However, (And this explains what the comic is about) Freespire-tan is a bit annoyed because her sibling is not truly free software, as is she. Linspire-tan retaliates by calling sis a hypocrite...because some Freespire-tan programs must be purchased. Oh, sibling rivalry.

Frespire-tan's colors come from the OS's logo (as do Linspire's). Her style of dress is like that of Linspire-tan's. I was going to do a "portrait", but then I decided a comic would be better ;)

QuoteBut anyways, beautiful work! You did a great job capturing the emotion and drama!


Thanks!

QuoteBut may System 7-tan get revenge against her and win! (However doing such thing would destroy the 'plot' of the OS-tan comic I'm working on if it happened there!)


Can't wait to see the comic...especially if it has to do with poor 'Blues' :)

QuoteBut I will say this,... what comes around goes around. ^^
*continues reading Vista negative reviews gleefully*


Oho...am I hearing chatter of a Vistan/Leopard-tan showdown? Ponders showdown...There are four versions of Vistan (Home basic, premium, etc...not counting actual artist's versions, which are like 5,000...), vs. one Leopard-tan who's a time-traveling genius...so I'd say it's an even conflict ^_^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 04, 2007, 02:22:48 pm
QuoteFreespire-tan...in a comic with Linspire-tan!

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/free.jpg

Freespire-tan is Linspire-tan's sister. They usually get along...being the more "windows-ish" of the Linux community, they are often scoffed at by more advanced and specialized Linux-tans, so they must band together (along with Linux XP-tan.


SUUUUUUGOI TO THE MAX!!!!!!  ^V^
Freespire to me was one of those filler OS-tans that I really never gave much though about, except that she'd have her hair in wave-shaped pigtails.  So seeing this makes me overjoyed, not only because you created a beautiful rendition of her, but also because it has,... wavy pigtails!!  ^V^

Birds of a feather, I declare!  ^___^

QuoteHowever, (And this explains what the comic is about) Freespire-tan is a bit annoyed because her sibling is not truly free software, as is she. Linspire-tan retaliates by calling sis a hypocrite...because some Freespire-tan programs must be purchased. Oh, sibling rivalry.

Frespire-tan's colors come from the OS's logo (as do Linspire's). Her style of dress is like that of Linspire-tan's. I was going to do a "portrait", but then I decided a comic would be better  


Fufu,... well, Freespire actually does have the better case, since any Linux program has software that can be purchased (think Crossover for Linux... ^___^).  Linspire (fka Lindows) sells for $50 USD still, I think, so has more of a responsibility to prove she has more to offer than her younger, cheaper kid sister.   ^___^

Your drawing might as well be a portraiture, but I definitely appreciate the comic style.  ^.^
So much so that you've gotten my own creative juices flowing,... I feel it's about time C-chan offered some long overdue C-chan fanart.  So whadya say,... would you be interested in seeing a short 4koma about Lin-chan and Free-chan?  ^____^

QuoteOho...am I hearing chatter of a Vistan/Leopard-tan showdown? Ponders showdown...There are four versions of Vistan (Home basic, premium, etc...not counting actual artist's versions, which are like 5,000...), vs. one Leopard-tan who's a time-traveling genius...so I'd say it's an even conflict  


*Leopard chronoshits Basic, Premium, Business and Ultimate into a virtualization environment*

*sits back and watches the fireworks fly as their WGA check fries them up from the inside out*

Yep,... fair match,... if not just a bit unfair to the poor Vistans.  `v'

Plus there's also Beryl-equipped Linuces in the flanks that can also wear down the Vistans even further.  Especially if this rumor holds out to be true:

http://dev.beryl-project.org/~cyberorg/beryl/22/on-the-way-to-beryl-compiz-merge/
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 04, 2007, 04:14:08 pm
QuoteFreespire to me was one of those filler OS-tans that I really never gave much though about, except that she'd have her hair in wave-shaped pigtails. So seeing this makes me overjoyed, not only because you created a beautiful rendition of her, but also because it has,... wavy pigtails!! ^V^


I added those wavy pigtails almost as an afterthought...at first I was going to give her a hairstyle like Linspire-tan's, but then I decided she should look different...

QuoteSo much so that you've gotten my own creative juices flowing,... I feel it's about time C-chan offered some long overdue C-chan fanart. So whadya say,... would you be interested in seeing a short 4koma about Lin-chan and Free-chan? ^____^


Sounds great! I'd love to see your take on Linspire-tan and Freespire-tan  ;010

Right now I'm thinking up some Unix-tans...like HP-UX-tan, who would be a very secure and intelligent character, who's best at workstation and sever duties...and A/UX...Not sure about her attitude (A sever too, I guess), but I'm sure she'd quite like her Mac OS X relatives, seeing as they share a common Unix heritage, more so than her "classic" Mac relatives...which could make for some family conflict ;) I can see her as a aunt (or some sort of "matriarchal" character) to the Mac OS X girls...

Oh yes, I read OS/2-tan's profile in the annex...what an incredibly complex character...one I must to a drawing of! ^_^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 04, 2007, 05:52:20 pm
I've made an A/UX-tan! She's a pig girl who is very fond of wrestling, space travel and daydreaming and she calls the Mac-tans her 'kids' because the Mac-tans that are older than her are a lot shorter (except for System 5-tan but she doesn't see her) and the ones that are taller are younger (for the reference, A/UX-tan is slightly older than System 6-tan). Gets along with the Mac-tans well but doesn't see them much as she is a wanderer.

And that Freespire-tan + Linspire-tan picture is awesome! I should definently draw some fanart! BTW, What's Freespire-tan's personality and is it okay if she were to appear in zerOSanity some time? :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 04, 2007, 08:13:45 pm
QuoteI've made an A/UX-tan! She's a pig girl who is very fond of wrestling, space travel and daydreaming and she calls the Mac-tans her 'kids' because the Mac-tans that are older than her are a lot shorter (except for System 5-tan but she doesn't see her) and the ones that are taller are younger (for the reference, A/UX-tan is slightly older than System 6-tan). Gets along with the Mac-tans well but doesn't see them much as she is a wanderer.


Neat design! Do you have any drawings?

QuoteAnd that Freespire-tan + Linspire-tan picture is awesome!


Thank you!

QuoteI should definently draw some fanart! BTW, What's Freespire-tan's personality and is it okay if she were to appear in zerOSanity some time?


I would be honored if Freespire-tan appeared in your comic! :D zerOSanity is great! Freespire-tan's attitude is easygoing and friendly, a 'people's OS-tan' who usually shies away from more advanced OS-tans like Arch Linux-tan. She usually gets along with her sister Linspire-tan and cousin LinuxXP-tan, as being the more 'windows-esque' of the Linux family they get picked on sometimes. However, sometimes Freespire-tan is antagonistic of her sister, because she's angry that she's not free like the other Linux-tans. She usually works things out with her in the end, though.

As for OS/2, I'm thinking of doing a drawing of her (See...I already put those Unix-tans on the backburner..for now...), in the days that she was still friendly with the windows-tans. Maybe right after the M$/IBM 'breakup', when she still wanted to fight to get her family back. Perhaps sadly looking at a picture of Win1.0 or MSDOS-tan, or something of the sort.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 05, 2007, 12:06:53 am
QuoteI added those wavy pigtails almost as an afterthought...at first I was going to give her a hairstyle like Linspire-tan's, but then I decided she should look different...


Birds of a feather, I - do - declare!  ^v^

QuoteSounds great! I'd love to see your take on Linspire-tan and Freespire-tan


I'm thinking of making it one of those silent 4komas, with expressions and minimal use of signs to speak for the characters.  ^__^
Each panel will represent a day-in-the-life of snapshot for the years 2005, 2006, 2007 and a small peak at 2008.  This will give us the opportunity to see Freespire-tan as toddler and child, before ending with adolescent and adult where your rendition is.  ^___^
I hope to change Linspire a bit too, particularly a nice cameo of her mandarin dress.  ^.^

Wanted to start it today, but my brain cells are a tad sleep-deprived, so need to "sudo shutdown -r now" my system.  ^____^;

QuoteI've made an A/UX-tan! She's a pig girl who is very fond of wrestling, space travel and daydreaming and she calls the Mac-tans her 'kids' because the Mac-tans that are older than her are a lot shorter (except for System 5-tan but she doesn't see her) and the ones that are taller are younger (for the reference, A/UX-tan is slightly older than System 6-tan). Gets along with the Mac-tans well but doesn't see them much as she is a wanderer.


A yes, Aurora and I have talked a bit about A/UX-tan, after an unfortunate wanderer got chewed up for bringing her up at Net Characters.  -v-;

If memory serves, the fun starts from this thread going forward:

http://ostan-collections.net/post-20637.html#20637

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QuoteAs for OS/2, I'm thinking of doing a drawing of her (See...I already put those Unix-tans on the backburner..for now...), in the days that she was still friendly with the windows-tans. Maybe right after the M$/IBM 'breakup', when she still wanted to fight to get her family back. Perhaps sadly looking at a picture of Win1.0 or MSDOS-tan, or something of the sort.


Oh,... well, OS/2-san can wait till the other Unices are done, since she ain't going anywhere.  ^.^
But thank you though for the offer.  ^v^
It's a trade then,... you draw OS/2 and I'll do Freespire.  Now that's what I call a collaborative effort!  ^___^

Recently I doodled a [very bad] sketch of a young OS/2, mixed in with a few others here...

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/HandSketches2.png

(you can tell I suck at hand-drawing... ^^;)

But I've always been a proponent of mixing and matching the look of an OS-tan to account for age, changes in clothing/hair, fads, etc, so my hope was to make the young OS/2 look radically different from her Warp persona.  ^^
The idea for her younger self was a 3-way mix of elements from my adult rendition (including elements from Darknight, SleepyD, Aurora and Kami-Tux' renditions), the two-prong pigtails from the lost japanese OS/2 proposition:

http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/OS2twinpigtail.png

and definitely the glasses and healthy confidence of the legendary Merlin-chan (not an OS-tan per se, but a magical girl that uses the power of OS/2 -- but I still feel she deserves at least a small nod ^^):

http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/cm59.jpg

Clothing, though, I'm a bit slow with, so that's never crossed my mind really.  I do know is that she didn't manifest her Star Trek passion till a little shortly before her Warp years, so her clothing would definitely look more orthodox.  -.-

But this is all a moot point, since the sketch is specifcally for OS/2 circa 1989, happy times before the break-up and when she could still call Gates "Father" rather than something I can't repeat.  ^^;
The time period between the break-up and her Warp years (when she takes on 95/NT) is pretty much fair game, since those were particular turbulent times for her.

Not only did she lose her "family", but IBM took full control of her training and upbringing.  While they were effective at making her a lean, mean, efficient fighting machine, they were also mercilessly spartan in her training and kept her cloistered even while the Windows were quickly expanding their horizons.  Ironically, with her drive to bring her family together, she would often neglect the last bit of family she had left.

PC-DOS-tan, having never recovered from the loss of her twin sister, rarely seeing OS/2-chan anymore, and receiving nothing in the way of love or compassion from her employers, gradually adopted some very unhealthy habits.  -___-

In the present day, PC-DOS now works as a temp for OS/2's struggling business -- however, they've cooled to a mere cheapskate employer/used-and-abused employee relationship, comical yet at the same time sad since it's a way to disguise their mutual unwillingness to talk of old times.  -.-
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 05, 2007, 04:17:47 pm
The drawing I might do is a young OS/2-tan running hand-in-hand with Win1.0-tan (not long before the 'breakup'), catching butterflies...I might also add a cameo of a toddler Win2.0-tan, too :) But I haven't decided if I'll do this or something else...perhaps a scene like I said before, one of OS/2 after the breakup but when she still wanted to fight to get her family back...Or....I could do one where OS/2-tan and one of the early Windows-tans are trying to hold hands, to stay together, but their "companies" (like a hand or something, reaching out for them) are pulling them apart...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 05, 2007, 11:34:12 pm
QuoteThe drawing I might do is a young OS/2-tan running hand-in-hand with Win1.0-tan (not long before the 'breakup'), catching butterflies...I might also add a cameo of a toddler Win2.0-tan, too But I haven't decided if I'll do this or something else...perhaps a scene like I said before, one of OS/2 after the breakup but when she still wanted to fight to get her family back...Or....I could do one where OS/2-tan and one of the early Windows-tans are trying to hold hands, to stay together, but their "companies" (like a hand or something, reaching out for them) are pulling them apart...


Awww,.... these really are very sad now that you think about it.  ;v;
That's why I'd love to make vintage-tans, since they've all lived through quite a lot of hardships.  ^^

Your running idea would take place sometime around 1987, when OS/2 was born.  Though only 2 years older and not a fully-developed OS, 1.0-tan would've definitely have been fascinated by OS/2-chan, taking care of her as if she were her very child.  ^^
2.0-chan is born near the end of '87, but since she was also a fairly immature OS by comparison to the OS/2 project, she would easily have been a toddler then and stayed a child-type way for the remainder of her life.  

The holding-hands idea would've easily have been 1990.  I might recommend a slightly older 2.0-chan, since like OS/2 she also wanted to keep the family together (but with no power to stop it).  Besides, 3.0-sama (now 3.1-sama) did not get along at all well with OS/2.  -.-'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 06, 2007, 12:10:04 am
QuoteI could do one where OS/2-tan and one of the early Windows-tans are trying to hold hands, to stay together, but their "companies" (like a hand or something, reaching out for them) are pulling them apart...


I think this is the one I'm going to do...it seems the saddest...

QuoteThat's why I'd love to make vintage-tans, since they've all lived through quite a lot of hardships. ^^


Yeah...not like our spoiled rotten rich XP-tans and OS X-tans ;) *rambles off in old-timer voice* Don't know the meaning of hard work, no good punks...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 06, 2007, 12:17:52 am
Darn right!  Punks I say!  ^v^

...............Oh wait,.... you said OSX-tans and yet I'm standing on one!  @____@

UWAAAAAAAAHH!!!!! Gomen, Pu-chan!!!!  ;^0^;

BTW, haven't done too much yet on my Freespire-tan fanart,... anything I can add for you perhaps?  ^____^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 07, 2007, 05:05:34 pm
OS/2-tan and Win1.0-tan:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/os2.png

They're trying to stay together, but their "companies" are trying to keep them apart, symbolizing IBM's and M$'s 'breakup'. I might add some tears, after I find a good tutorial on drawing them ;)

Next on the agenda...I might do a comic strip, featuring Macintosh system 1-tan and an IBM-tan (Probably PCDOS-tan...if I am not mistaken, that was Macintosh's #1 competitor at the time)...the idea came to me a few days ago, wouldn't it be funny to do an OS-tan comic parodying that old Apple "1984" ad? Except with system 1-tan hitting PCDOS-tan with the hammer XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 07, 2007, 05:54:53 pm
Your latest picture is so cute yet so sad at the same time! ;__;

And that comic strip idea... Yes! Please do draw it! It would be doubleplusgood! :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 07, 2007, 10:26:56 pm
*cries tears of joy*  I'm sorry Bella, but that one is for the ages -- I can't possibly let it stay a text link.....!  :^____^;

(http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/os2.jpg)

Added after 28 minutes:

You really should consider designating this as an image thread -- not to say people don't click on text links, but if the majority of visitors just "skim" these pages, then they're likely missing out on your beautiful artwork.  -___-

QuoteThey're trying to stay together, but their "companies" are trying to keep them apart, symbolizing IBM's and M$'s 'breakup'. I might add some tears, after I find a good tutorial on drawing them  


hmmm,... not sure if that's something you can find in tutorials, so it's probably safer to base that on observation.  For example, Anime "serious" tears are usually depicted like so:

(http://anime.jefflawson.net/image/070706b.jpg)

Amorphous white shapes trickling from the corners of the eyes (including some bubbling at the tear dots), with very slight shading and shadow-casting.  I've seen them transparent too, although still with the inclusion of slight shading and specular highlights.  ^^

As for the drawing itself, I'm honestly speechless.  'v'
Perhaps its my own bias talking, but I think this is my favorite of your masterpieces,... and considering the jaw-dropping level of the Tiger-sama and Pu-chan pics, that speaks volumes.  ^^
You've captured the youthful tenderness of the young OS/2, and the gentle humility of 1.0-chan perfectly, it definitely heightens the heart-wrenching moment even without tears.  
You also did a magnificent job on OS/2-tan's pre-Warp hair -- it's a harmonious blend of everything I talked about earlier, and certainly will help me a lot with my future projects.  ^v^
1.0-chan's hair also follows Aurora's and my design beautifully, and the added gloss over the already bright color makes her face radiate with the glow of innocence (innocence shattered by such a heartless event).  ;___;

And to top it off, your clothing design is peerless.  The minute details on the leggings, the frills on the skirts, 1.0-chan's shawl,... everything is gorgeous as well as appropriate for the time period depicted!  ^v^

I could continue with this the whole rest of the day, but bottom line is that I love it to bits.  ^___^
Thank you for drawing OS/2 and Win1!  ^v^

QuoteNext on the agenda...I might do a comic strip, featuring Macintosh system 1-tan and an IBM-tan (Probably PCDOS-tan...if I am not mistaken, that was Macintosh's #1 competitor at the time)...the idea came to me a few days ago, wouldn't it be funny to do an OS-tan comic parodying that old Apple "1984" ad? Except with system 1-tan hitting PCDOS-tan with the hammer XD


My poor PC-DOS... ^___^'

Eh, but at least back in 1985, PC-DOS-chan was still a happy, tough little cookie.  Even with the occasional skirmish against those "GUI-loving Mac-tans", she knew she always had a lovable twin sister to go home too (as well as young GUI OS-tans of their own to take care of) and that gave her strength. ^.^

Since this was back in the 80's, I already hoped that PC-DOS-tan would dress radically different from how she and MSDOS do now (as would be the case in my MicroOVA).  Along the lines of Chobits, I wanted to make her standard dress similar to this alternate rendition of MSDOS-tan:

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/DOS/dos11.png

...Except with inverted colors.  ^^

However, this would not be a "combat dress", so whatever she ends up wearing when she's facing up against OS1-chan's hammer, I leave to your very very very very capable hands.  ^___________^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on April 08, 2007, 01:20:28 am
Your so cool, Bella-sama! You did such a good job capturing the emotions within the picture!

I mean, I remember absolutely hating anything that was even remotely tied to M$ during the OS wars (My dad was an OS/2 specialist), but even I feel sorry for the breakup when looking at that picture. Now that's saying something. You are a very talented artist, and I'm very glad you showed up!!!

Keep up the great work!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 08, 2007, 02:07:49 pm
First off, here's the comic strip:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Project1.png

QuoteEh, but at least back in 1985, PC-DOS-chan was still a happy, tough little cookie. Even with the occasional skirmish against those "GUI-loving Mac-tans", she knew she always had a lovable twin sister to go home too (as well as young GUI OS-tans of their own to take care of) and that gave her strength. ^.^

Since this was back in the 80's, I already hoped that PC-DOS-tan would dress radically different from how she and MSDOS do now (as would be the case in my MicroOVA). Along the lines of Chobits, I wanted to make her standard dress similar to this alternate rendition of MSDOS-tan:


Er...I didn't really make her that different...and since she's carrying an IBM Thinkpad, I believe the timing is quite off ^_^ This isn't actually supposed to be in the 80's, it's more like System 1-chan's recreation of the commercial, if that makes sense... ;013 My comics usually aren't quite as thought-out as my drawings...I try to make them funny and as good as possible, but little details I usually leave to my portraits and scenes.

QuoteYou really should consider designating this as an image thread -- not to say people don't click on text links, but if the majority of visitors just "skim" these pages, then they're likely missing out on your beautiful artwork. -___-


Maybe I should...just that many of my pix are quite large, and most forums have size restrictions...

QuoteAs for the drawing itself, I'm honestly speechless. 'v'
Perhaps its my own bias talking, but I think this is my favorite of your masterpieces,... and considering the jaw-dropping level of the Tiger-sama and Pu-chan pics, that speaks volumes. ^^
You've captured the youthful tenderness of the young OS/2, and the gentle humility of 1.0-chan perfectly, it definitely heightens the heart-wrenching moment even without tears.
You also did a magnificent job on OS/2-tan's pre-Warp hair -- it's a harmonious blend of everything I talked about earlier, and certainly will help me a lot with my future projects. ^v^
1.0-chan's hair also follows Aurora's and my design beautifully, and the added gloss over the already bright color makes her face radiate with the glow of innocence (innocence shattered by such a heartless event). ;___;

And to top it off, your clothing design is peerless. The minute details on the leggings, the frills on the skirts, 1.0-chan's shawl,... everything is gorgeous as well as appropriate for the time period depicted! ^v^

I could continue with this the whole rest of the day, but bottom line is that I love it to bits. ^___^
Thank you for drawing OS/2 and Win1! ^v^



QuoteYour latest picture is so cute yet so sad at the same time! ;__;


Thanks! I wanted to make a picture of these two that was adorable and heartbreaking at the same time. I tried doing a sketch of them before the breakup and after, but this was the one I most liked.

QuoteYour so cool, Bella-sama! You did such a good job capturing the emotions within the picture!

I mean, I remember absolutely hating anything that was even remotely tied to M$ during the OS wars (My dad was an OS/2 specialist), but even I feel sorry for the breakup when looking at that picture. Now that's saying something. You are a very talented artist, and I'm very glad you showed up!!!

Keep up the great work!


Thank you! I always try to capture the core feeling of the moment...
otherwise the picture is 'off' to me. And I will keep up the good work...I consider every picture a learning experience that will make my next one better.

Your dad's an M$ hater, eh ^_~ He should talk with my dad, the...*glup* Windows zealot (I wouldn't blame him though, he had a bad Mac experience)...*waits patiently for someone to ask...*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 08, 2007, 02:33:46 pm
HAHAHAHAHA! Doubleplusfunny! ;019

I can picture the rivalry between System 1-tan and PC DOS-tan being a very funny rivalry with antics like those! :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on April 08, 2007, 02:34:53 pm
Nice drawings! I like the little messages behind PC-DOS-tan!
Though is it just me, or do you have a lot of BASIC files on your floppy?

QuoteYour dad's an M$ hater, eh ^_~

Well, he used to be, but now that they've pretty much conquered the market, he's sorta like system 7-tan. He's lost his fighting spirit. T_T

Quote*waits patiently for someone to ask...*


Well, since you put it so bluntly, why not? I keep hearing about "Bad Mac" things, but most of them are made up or PEBKC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair) ^-^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 08, 2007, 07:28:15 pm
QuoteNice drawings! I like the little messages behind PC-DOS-tan!


Thanks! It's a little DOS propaganda, heehee

QuoteThough is it just me, or do you have a lot of BASIC files on your floppy?


I found that image in Wikipedia...

QuoteWell, since you put it so bluntly, why not?


Glad somebody asked ;)

QuoteI keep hearing about "Bad Mac" things, but most of them are made up or PEBKM (Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Monitor) ^-^


Yep, is was pretty much one of those problems...He decides one day, why not use the library's Mac (ignoring the line of Windows just down the hall, LOL) to write a letter (not sure why he didn't use my computer...maybe it was in the shop, I forget...) It was a doomed project from the start...but finally, when he got the M$ Word Processor going, he couldn't type anything. The cursor just wouldn't show up on the screen...probably an isolated incident, but he's pretty much hated Macs since :(

Anyhow, I was wondering if there have been any OS-tan renditions of VMS...
And, would OpenVMS, if done as an OS-tan, be considered a different character than VMS?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 08, 2007, 09:25:25 pm
QuoteI mean, I remember absolutely hating anything that was even remotely tied to M$ during the OS wars (My dad was an OS/2 specialist), but even I feel sorry for the breakup when looking at that picture. Now that's saying something. You are a very talented artist, and I'm very glad you showed up!!!


Deshou?  ^v^

Besides, 1.0-san and 2.0-chan lived before the OS wars, so they're definitely innocent of M$ treachery.  ^__^

QuoteEr...I didn't really make her that different...and since she's carrying an IBM Thinkpad, I believe the timing is quite off This isn't actually supposed to be in the 80's, it's more like System 1-chan's recreation of the commercial, if that makes sense... My comics usually aren't quite as thought-out as my drawings...I try to make them funny and as good as possible, but little details I usually leave to my portraits and scenes.


Oh, a recreation?  That's good too, though.  ^___^
Certainly PCDOS-tan's expression suits her perfectly now,... it's classic!  ^v^
You did an excellent job on their faces as they both look impossibly cute,... and I have to agree, the addition of the telescreen w/ propaganda was an excellent touch!  ^__^

QuoteMaybe I should...just that many of my pix are quite large, and most forums have size restrictions...


Technically we do, except for image threads.  But it can't be an image thread until you designate it as one.  ^.^

Generally-speaking, images on standard threads can't be larger than 640x480 in size, and usually can't be more than one.  -v-

So I resized your last one to display it in all its glory!!  ^v^

(http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Project1SMALL.png)

I do declare I love this picture too!  ^____^

QuoteYour dad's an M$ hater, eh ^_~ He should talk with my dad, the...*glup* Windows zealot (I wouldn't blame him though, he had a bad Mac experience)...*waits patiently for someone to ask...*


QuoteYep, is was pretty much one of those problems...He decides one day, why not use the library's Mac (ignoring the line of Windows just down the hall, LOL) to write a letter (not sure why he didn't use my computer...maybe it was in the shop, I forget...) It was a doomed project from the start...but finally, when he got the M$ Word Processor going, he couldn't type anything. The cursor just wouldn't show up on the screen...probably an isolated incident, but he's pretty much hated Macs since


Besides that, though, your pop should see this commercial spoof then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtp5gNhBZgo

Really drives a wedge down that bipolar view of the OS world.  ^_____^

QuoteHAHAHAHAHA! Doubleplusfunny!

I can picture the rivalry between System 1-tan and PC DOS-tan being a very funny rivalry with antics like those!


With PC-DOS-tan being enough of a Command Line zealot to put even some Linuces to shame, yeah her ongoing rivalry with the early Mac-tans would be hilarious!  ^v^

QuoteWell, he used to be, but now that they've pretty much conquered the market, he's sorta like system 7-tan. He's lost his fighting spirit. T_T


Don't lose hope!  ^v^
We can still bring balance to the Force!  ^___^

QuoteAnyhow, I was wondering if there have been any OS-tan renditions of VMS...
And, would OpenVMS, if done as an OS-tan, be considered a different character than VMS


Was supposed to have made one by now, but surprise surprise,... /C-chan has been slow.  ^___^
(Haven't even finished UNIX-sama yet... ^^;)

Unlike traditional OS-tans, VMS-san would be something of the serious silent-type, with a mature beauty that fits her age and razor-sharp leadership skills that speak of decades of experience.  VMS and OpenVMS should in fact be the same person,... "VMS" back in her prime, when she used to dress more mainstream for mainstream clients, and "OpenVMS" as she currently stands now (something of a fringe vigilante figure living in a world dominated by Windows/Mac/Unix).  Freesia Yagyu from 'Jubei-Chan 2' always seemed to me like a good template for OpenVMS-tan, since I imagine she is quite powerful (perhaps powerful enough to take on a Linux-tan or UNIX-tan singlehandedly), but with the disadvantage of being essentially an "army of one" (her only allies compromised of yet eveb MORE fringe OS-tans,... -__-).  

Physically-speaking, she should bear an uncomfortable resemblance to Windows NT, perhaps just a bit taller, more mature-looking and signficantly more battle-worn.  She has a passion for sharks that some people might find disturbing -- and in fact, even her cleaver is lined with reinforced shark teeth -- but rarely extends that same passion to her fellow OS-tans.  An independent OS-tan certainly has a much better chance of gaining her trust.   -v-
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 09, 2007, 01:35:00 pm
QuoteWas supposed to have made one by now, but surprise surprise,... /C-chan has been slow. ^___^
(Haven't even finished UNIX-sama yet... ^^


Can't wait to see her! She's sort of like the momma of all modern OS's, so she better be incredible :D

QuoteUnlike traditional OS-tans, VMS-san would be something of the serious silent-type, with a mature beauty that fits her age and razor-sharp leadership skills that speak of decades of experience. VMS and OpenVMS should in fact be the same person,... "VMS" back in her prime, when she used to dress more mainstream for mainstream clients, and "OpenVMS" as she currently stands now (something of a fringe vigilante figure living in a world dominated by Windows/Mac/Unix). Freesia Yagyu from 'Jubei-Chan 2' always seemed to me like a good template for OpenVMS-tan, since I imagine she is quite powerful (perhaps powerful enough to take on a Linux-tan or UNIX-tan singlehandedly), but with the disadvantage of being essentially an "army of one" (her only allies compromised of yet eveb MORE fringe OS-tans,... -__-).

Physically-speaking, she should bear an uncomfortable resemblance to Windows NT, perhaps just a bit taller, more mature-looking and signficantly more battle-worn. She has a passion for sharks that some people might find disturbing -- and in fact, even her cleaver is lined with reinforced shark teeth -- but rarely extends that same passion to her fellow OS-tans. An independent OS-tan certainly has a much better chance of gaining her trust. -v-


I imagined she'd be physically similar to NT-tan (I always thought she'd have silvery hair and eyes, though), but her mindset would be worlds apart.


QuoteReally drives a wedge down that bipolar view of the OS world. ^_____^


I'll say!  ;010

QuoteWell, he used to be, but now that they've pretty much conquered the market, he's sorta like system 7-tan. He's lost his fighting spirit. T_T


He should keep that fighting spirit! If you truly believe in something, keep on believing. Even if M$ has conquered the market.

Anyway, I've been researching odd Linux distros. Here are some interesting ideas I've come up with:

Pardus-san: An Anatolian leopard girl. She's known by her friends as being quite beautiful, as well as innovative and smart.

EvilEntity-tan: Was a Windows-fighting vampire. She 'plagued' the Windows family for but a year (although her name was really scarier than her attitude itself...she really was a failure, as she did not shape-shift into a bat, but a fat penguin, hindering any fast get-away); it was at this time that, one of the Windows-tans, say, Saseko decided to kill her.

Scientific Linux-tan: A somewhat scatterbrained, although efficient and thorough, scientist. She used to call herself 'Scientific Linux-tan, professor of High-energy physics. But when co-workers discovered she really had many other talents, she decided to change her title.

IPCop-tan: Is a professional security guard, for personal hire or to protect gatherings of OS-tans from outside intrusion.

Trinity Rescue Kit-tan: An "EMS" worker, who has saved many a Windows-tan's or Linux-Tan's life. She loves her job, even if sometimes she doesn't get a lot of recognition.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 10, 2007, 12:52:48 am
Quote
Can't wait to see her! She's sort of like the momma of all modern OS's, so she better be incredible


Hehe... well, the fact that's she's supposed to be incredible is what caused the delay in the first place.  Technically-speaking, she was SUPPOSED to have been my first OS-tan, but at this rate she'll end up being my last.  ^^;

[first OS-tan was AmigaOS, btw.  ^v^]

Doesn't look it, but she's VERY powerful and VERY old,..... and very.................. difficult......  Â¬__¬'

I still have my old preconcept sketch, as well as some musings about her character here,...

http://ostan-collections.net/post-4490.html#4490

...though naturally I've thought up a lot of stuff since then for UNIX-sama.  -___-

QuoteI imagined she'd be physically similar to NT-tan (I always thought she'd have silvery hair and eyes, though), but her mindset would be worlds apart.


Silver hair could work.  ^__^
Might've been blue at one point, but age and a taxing (or should we say, "VAX"ing?) life will do that to a person.  ^^

And just WORLDS apart?  By GAWD, they'd be like from 2 different dimensions.  ^________^;
However, in typical M$ style, NT-tan has probably never been made aware of the... "facts".

As far as she's concerned, she's the only mother-figure around.  -.-

QuoteI'll say!


Kudos to whoever decided to personify Linux as a woman!  ^v^
Now if only the could actually air those on TV, the userbase would explode!  ^___^

QuoteHe should keep that fighting spirit! If you truly believe in something, keep on believing. Even if M$ has conquered the market.


Not for long.... `v'
We're clamping down on their hardware strategy to the right (Macs) and their "cheap-o" strategy to the left (Linux, cause nothing beats 'free').  If Leopard and Compiz-Beryl-equipped Linuces can be popularized sufficiently this year, we can capitalize on the grave dug by all the Vista issues.  ^.^
'Tis a very exciting time,... the very eve of a new revolution!  ^v^

QuoteAnyway, I've been researching odd Linux distros. Here are some interesting ideas I've come up with:

Pardus-san: An Anatolian leopard girl. She's known by her friends as being quite beautiful, as well as innovative and smart.

EvilEntity-tan: Was a Windows-fighting vampire. She 'plagued' the Windows family for but a year (although her name was really scarier than her attitude itself...she really was a failure, as she did not shape-shift into a bat, but a fat penguin, hindering any fast get-away); it was at this time that, one of the Windows-tans, say, Saseko decided to kill her.

Scientific Linux-tan: A somewhat scatterbrained, although efficient and thorough, scientist. She used to call herself 'Scientific Linux-tan, professor of High-energy physics. But when co-workers discovered she really had many other talents, she decided to change her title.

IPCop-tan: Is a professional security guard, for personal hire or to protect gatherings of OS-tans from outside intrusion.

Trinity Rescue Kit-tan: An "EMS" worker, who has saved many a Windows-tan's or Linux-Tan's life. She loves her job, even if sometimes she doesn't get a lot of recognition.


Fufufu... talk about odd.  ^v^
I've only heard of Scientific Linux, and certainly Trinity sounds a lot like Linux Rescue CD (which helped me a lot setup my dual-boot).  ^.^

But would love to see Pardus-tan, as I love Turkish things.  ^v^
(especially Turkish apple tea -- damn good stuff, even if it does taste suspiciously like cider.... -v-')

I say go for it!  ^v^
Just don't spread yourself too thin, or you'll end up lost and wayward like me.  (another day, another chance to work on the Freespire/Linspire 4koma lost to work and troubleshooting... I do suck sometimes..... ^^')

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PS:  Oh, and I just had to ask,....  Who's that girl in your AVI?  'v'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 10, 2007, 02:53:13 am
Quotedoesn't look it, but she's VERY powerful and VERY old,..... and very.................. difficult...... ¬__¬'

I still have my old preconcept sketch, as well as some musings about her character here,...

http://ostan-collections.net/post-4490.html#4490

...though naturally I've thought up a lot of stuff since then for UNIX-sama. -___-


Nothing wrong with taking time to think out a design, especially one as important as the "mother", Unix-sama. I myself have envisioned her much like you describe, powerful, old and wise, perhaps magical, and almost 'goddess' like.


QuoteKudos to whoever decided to personify Linux as a woman! ^v^
Now if only the could actually air those on TV, the userbase would explode! ^___^


I've always wondered why they don't have ads for Linux (obviously, no profit, but it would bring public attention). I even did my own spoof of those  Get a Mac ads:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/49983844/?qo=29&q=by%3Abellacielo&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps

I just wish Apple would call PC guy what he is...Windows guy! Although then, they'd have to introduce Unix guy, Linux girl, as well as others...and a riot would ensue XD

QuoteNot for long.... `v'
We're clamping down on their hardware strategy to the right (Macs) and their "cheap-o" strategy to the left (Linux, cause nothing beats 'free'). If Leopard and Compiz-Beryl-equipped Linuces can be popularized sufficiently this year, we can capitalize on the grave dug by all the Vista issues. ^.^
'Tis a very exciting time,... the very eve of a new revolution! ^v^


*Pats laptop running XP sympathetically* I know, K8...I'll always love you...least till you wear out...

I'm actually a Windows person myself, but I believe competition drives innovation and the bettering of OSs. If Mac and Linux are breathing down Windows' neck...M$ is going to have to make Windows better or lose precious $$. Same goes for Apple. But this cannot be achieved if M$ has 95% of the market! So in that way, I do hope Mac and Linux up the ante and steal people away from the Windows market ;010

QuoteI say go for it! ^v^
Just don't spread yourself too thin, or you'll end up lost and wayward like me. (another day, another chance to work on the Freespire/Linspire 4koma lost to work and troubleshooting... I do suck sometimes..... ^^')


I know what you mean. A few days back I came up with all these ideas for drawings! And now...all draw-d out. That's why I've been researching stuff.

QuotePS: Oh, and I just had to ask,.... Who's that girl in your AVI? 'v'


CE-tan. I'm going to put an image of a new character up every time I change rank *whistles while waiting for XP status*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 10, 2007, 07:31:36 am
QuoteNothing wrong with taking time to think out a design, especially one as important as the "mother", Unix-sama. I myself have envisioned her much like you describe, powerful, old and wise, perhaps magical, and almost 'goddess' like.


Fufu.... well "goddess" like I'm saving for the Mainframes OSes..... ^___^
[course, she used to be one too, so.... -v-]

But I do want to get her done sometime within my lifetime.... if for anything, because Kami-Tux has been waiting for it since October.  -.-'

QuoteI've always wondered why they don't have ads for Linux (obviously, no profit, but it would bring public attention). I even did my own spoof of those Get a Mac ads:

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/49983844/?qo=29&q=by%3Abellacielo&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps

I just wish Apple would call PC guy what he is...Windows guy! Although then, they'd have to introduce Unix guy, Linux girl, as well as others...and a riot would ensue XD


O-M-G!!!!!!!!  That is fantastic, and eerily similar!  @__@
You sre those Novell guys weren't inspired by that?  ^___^

And yes, now that you mention it, they DO call the Windows Guy a "PC guy", don't they?  ^^'
At least now that I'm knee-deep in OS-tans, I know the fallacy of that,... cause you can run HUNDREDS of other OSes on x86 machines.  ^^'

Lest we forget the various flavors of Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, QNX, AROS, SkyOS, OS/2, eComStation, etc, etc, etc.....
Only fussy systems like RISC OS demand custom hardware.  ^___^

Oh yes, a riot would ensue and then some.  ^v^

Quote*Pats laptop running XP sympathetically* I know, K8...I'll always love you...least till you wear out...

I'm actually a Windows person myself, but I believe competition drives innovation and the bettering of OSs. If Mac and Linux are breathing down Windows' neck...M$ is going to have to make Windows better or lose precious $$. Same goes for Apple. But this cannot be achieved if M$ has 95% of the market! So in that way, I do hope Mac and Linux up the ante and steal people away from the Windows market


Oh yes, once they've receded back to at least 40% of the market, then the revolution can be considered complete and we can lay off them for a while.  By then, hopefully we can have more even-handed software/hardware sharing.  ^^
Course, turning some of the older Windows (and consequently OS/2) into Open Source is automatic grounds for enshrinement.  I always told Kami-Tux that an Open Source Windows would be EXPLOSIVELY popular, and might be their last trump card in the event Windows does lose market share.  ^^

In any case, if all doesn't go well yet they still won't feel like sharing 3.1-sama's source code, at least M$ still has their XBOX and Zune fronts.... *snicker snicker* *pets Wii and Insignia Player*  ^.^'

QuoteI know what you mean. A few days back I came up with all these ideas for drawings! And now...all draw-d out. That's why I've been researching stuff.


You too?  Yeah, I'm still reading up a little more on Kubuntu, and studying the inner-workings of BASH.  On the side, I'm also resuming my Japanese studies so I can go back to translating the Mac Manga -- probably not for thine eyes, since it makes the antics of Homeo and Homeko look like Sesame Street, but it's very well drawn nonetheless.  ^___^

But don't worry,... Free-chan/Lin-chan will get done come hell or highwater,... even if I end up releasing a different pic prior to it.  ^^;

QuoteCE-tan. I'm going to put an image of a new character up every time I change rank *whistles while waiting for XP status*


WOW!  Really?!!  That is a gorgeous rendition of her, cause I couldn't exen recognize her.  ^____^

Oh, and no fair putting cuter pictures of Homeko in your sig... that's setting unsuspecting people up for a trap!  ^v^'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 10, 2007, 06:42:26 pm
Pardus-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/105.jpg)


QuoteO-M-G!!!!!!!! That is fantastic, and eerily similar! @__@
You sre those Novell guys weren't inspired by that? ^___^


I swear I came up with that idea one December evening...I too am surprised by the similarities, but I guess Mac guy and Wind...er...PC guy had it coming to them ;)

QuoteAnd yes, now that you mention it, they DO call the Windows Guy a "PC guy", don't they? ^^'
At least now that I'm knee-deep in OS-tans, I know the fallacy of that,... cause you can run HUNDREDS of other OSes on x86 machines. ^^'

Lest we forget the various flavors of Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, QNX, AROS, SkyOS, OS/2, eComStation, etc, etc, etc.....
Only fussy systems like RISC OS demand custom hardware. ^___^

Oh yes, a riot would ensue and then some. ^v^


*Imagines Solaris riding piggyback on PC while OS/2 and eComStation get  Mac guy in a headlock and give him repeated noogies...* Might be bad for business XD

QuoteI always told Kami-Tux that an Open Source Windows would be EXPLOSIVELY popular, and might be their last trump card in the event Windows does lose market share. ^^


Free Windows would be awesome ;010 But then again, how did M$ get the $ in their name?

QuoteIn any case, if all doesn't go well yet they still won't feel like sharing 3.1-sama's source code, at least M$ still has their XBOX and Zune fronts.... *snicker snicker* *pets Wii and Insignia Player* ^.^'


I think in about, oh, 1-2 years M$ will be coming out with their version of the iPhone.

QuoteOn the side, I'm also resuming my Japanese studies so I can go back to translating the Mac Manga -- probably not for thine eyes, since it makes the antics of Homeo and Homeko look like Sesame Street, but it's very well drawn nonetheless. ^___^


Uh...oh... ;015


QuoteBut don't worry,... Free-chan/Lin-chan will get done come hell or highwater,... even if I end up releasing a different pic prior to it. ^^;


I'll be waiting here  ;hi

QuoteOh, and no fair putting cuter pictures of Homeko in your sig... that's setting unsuspecting people up for a trap! ^v^'


Ohoho!!! You called Homeko cute XD She may be a perv, but she's my OS's perv.

I might do some Mac-tan fanart...Maybe Leopard?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 10, 2007, 11:12:08 pm
QuotePardus-tan:


FYI, for anyone who doesn't know what Pardus Linux is, I saved you a Google search.....  -v-

http://www.pardus.org.tr/eng/

YEEHAW!!!  A-na-to-lia!!!  ^__^
I've always been something of a Byzantine history buff, so the region fascinates me.  ^^
Plus Turkey used to produce some of the world's most interesting banknotes.... ^.^

(http://www.daily-seo.com/turkish-culture/old-turkish-lira.jpg)

Nothing like old Turkish Liras to make you feel like a millionaire.... ^-^

Pardus-tan is pretty, no doubt about it-- but I guess since you can't really see much of her clothing (which is your specialty, hands-down ) I still have the wow factor lingering from your last two masterpieces.  

I did cheat by taking a peak at your sketch gallery, so I do know the Scientific Linux is in the works.  ^___^

QuoteFree Windows would be awesome  But then again, how did M$ get the $ in their name?


Oh, that's so 2005.... ^__^
This is the future,... just recently Sun Microsystems threw in the towel and [virtually] decided to make their entire Solaris operating system open source (whereas before, OpenSolaris just cautiously fed the community a little bit of code here, a little bit of code there, and ultimately not getting much done.... ^^;)

Who's to say that in a few years, the entire worldwide computer industry embraces Open Source, forcing proprietary companies to get on board or be locked forever in the fringes.  ^__^'
Even a company like M$ could rollover to this if it meant some kind of continued revenue stream.

It might just take,.... a little....... reorganization.....  ^^;

*contemplates thought of Open Windows 3.1-sama -- or perhaps Open Windows 95 OSR 2.5-sama -- and drools*

QuoteI think in about, oh, 1-2 years M$ will be coming out with their version of the iPhone.


Please tell them to test that thing THOROUGHLY before release, ditch DRM, choose a more "Ubuntu" shade of brown, and avoid unsavory terms like "squirting".  Among other serious issues....  ^^;

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

QuoteI'll be waiting here  


Well, at least 2009's in the works now....  -v-

http://ostan-collections.net/post-23139.html#23139

QuoteOhoho!!! You called Homeko cute XD She may be a perv, but she's my OS's perv.


Ironically, thanks to the Mac Manga, I'm bound to say that Sonata-san, despite her cute and refined demeanor, is more of a closet pervert than Homeko could ever hope to be even if she were to write Yaoi for 100 years!  ^___^;

*writes "Upload Mac Manga" on To-Do list*  

QuoteI might do some Mac-tan fanart...Maybe Leopard?


Given the 1,324,165 alternative renditions of Vista-tan, I'm appauled by the general lack of Leopard renditions.  Basically we only know of two (Aurora's and a similar pink-haired rendition by a Japanese artist), not including my own hybrid of the two.  -v-

A third would be much appreciated around here.  ^^
But I guess you might have noticed by now, but we appreciate quite a lot here.  ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 11, 2007, 02:01:08 pm
Scientific Linux:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/106-1.png)

She's good at all sorts of things...but she's always been a little hung up on high-energy physics ;) I finished this yesterday afternoon, but forgot to post it.

Speaking of which, I did the outline of Leopard-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/107.png)

She's influenced by Aurora's rendition, but I came up with a lot of the clothes. I love doing frills, but frills are hardly futuristic...so I compromised..futuristic frills XD


QuoteNothing like old Turkish Liras to make you feel like a millionaire.... ^-^


lol!
Quote
Pardus-tan is pretty, no doubt about it-- but I guess since you can't really see much of her clothing (which is your specialty, hands-down ) I still have the wow factor lingering from your last two masterpieces.

I did cheat by taking a peak at your sketch gallery, so I do know the Scientific Linux is in the works. ^___^


When thinking up a new character, I usually focus on the personality, and the face...and I usually only do a head and partial body drawing. I usually leave full-body drawings (with all the clothes) to more developed characters.

QuotePlease tell them to test that thing THOROUGHLY before release, ditch DRM, choose a more "Ubuntu" shade of brown, and avoid unsavory terms like "squirting". Among other serious issues.... ^^;


Zune-tan is so cute XD In a pathetic sort of way :(

QuoteWell, at least 2009's in the works now.... -v-


Can't wait to see it all finished :)

Quote
Ironically, thanks to the Mac Manga, I'm bound to say that Sonata-san, despite her cute and refined demeanor, is more of a closet pervert than Homeko could ever hope to be even if she were to write Yaoi for 100 years! ^___^;


Probably all that peace and harmony with the Windows-tans drove her to it.

QuoteGiven the 1,324,165 alternative renditions of Vista-tan, I'm appauled by the general lack of Leopard renditions. Basically we only know of two (Aurora's and a similar pink-haired rendition by a Japanese artist), not including my own hybrid of the two. -v-


Now now, I did two renditions of Vistan...so that's 1,324,167. But yes, there aren't enough Leopard-tans...and such an interesting idea for a character, time-travel and all  ;010
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on April 11, 2007, 02:53:59 pm
I like them all!

But wouldn't Pardus-tan want to wear an elegant headscarf?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 11, 2007, 05:00:19 pm
QuoteShe's good at all sorts of things...but she's always been a little hung up on high-energy physics  I finished this yesterday afternoon, but forgot to post it.


Cuuuuue....  ^.^
Reminds me a bit of Ri Kohran from 'Sakura Wars' for some odd reason, but from your description I think that's appropriate.  ^^
Clothing has a bit of an elegant touch too, but I guess the highlights are in the book's easter eggs.  I see Microsoft and I'm guess Astrophysics (or maybe an Astro Boy manga?  ^^; ).  And either "High-Energy phisics" is just a minor mispelling, or its an intentional nod to the reality that geniuses aren't necessarily smart at everything.  ^^;

(I once knew an amazing math, music and computer prodigy that simply couldn't spell to save his life, and was somehow blown away by my ability to maneuver in MS-DOS at the time.  ^____^; )

QuoteShe's influenced by Aurora's rendition, but I came up with a lot of the clothes. I love doing frills, but frills are hardly futuristic...so I compromised..futuristic frills XD


With the big poof of hair trailing behind her, this makes her look very close to the legendary version 4 as well -- I love it!!!  ^V^

...well okay, I reckon you're gonna get bored with me liking every single thing you do, but I just can't help it.  -v-
It's really you're fault for drawing so well and enthusiastically.  ^___^

I'd like to comment more on the clothing, but I'd rather just save my excitement till you bring in the color.  Chances are, I'll probably be writing long and hard before I swoon outright.  -v-

QuoteWhen thinking up a new character, I usually focus on the personality, and the face...and I usually only do a head and partial body drawing. I usually leave full-body drawings (with all the clothes) to more developed characters.


I sorta do the same thing, but with chibis.  Just to be able to get the character concept down, I draw her in a stylized and cute way that need not take more than a few hours to complete.  Problem is that when designing serious characters like VMS or UNIX-sama, I can't possibly bring myself to chibify them.  It seems,........ sacriligious......  -v-'
So then comes the viscious cycle of trying to get them rendered full-bodied, but that just brings out the evil perfectionist in me, and the whole progress gets slowed down to a crawl.  -.-;

That, and the fact that I seem to attract pitiful chibi-haters doesn't really help with inspiration.  -v-

/C-chan is officially one sad pig.....  -.-

*mopes*

QuoteZune-tan is so cute XD In a pathetic sort of way  


Look for Aurora-san pairing her with one of the iPod-tans.
Moral of the story:  never squirt an iPod.  ^^;

QuoteCan't wait to see it all finished  


Actually, meant to say 2006.  I'll try to finish the entire vector sketch tonight -- usually once the sketch is out of the way, cleaning out the curves and adding shades/highlights (which shouldn't be that prominent in comedic 4komas to begin with) won't take much more.  -v-

QuoteNow now, I did two renditions of Vistan...so that's 1,324,167. But yes, there aren't enough Leopard-tans...and such an interesting idea for a character, time-travel and all


Assuming Apple doesn't screw up their momentum with Leopard, I think that might flip after April.  ^___^

I'd certainly rush out and get myself one A-S-A-P if they do in fact deliver some kind of "Tablet Mac" function -- I'd imagine that'd be any artist's dream, and could get me back into the habit of hand-sketching.  ^.^
(more like hand-assisting my vector illustrations, but either way it'd be great!)

QuoteBut wouldn't Pardus-tan want to wear an elegant headscarf?


If she actually is Turkish, not necessarily.  Probably wouldn't be able to wear one in some places.  ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 11, 2007, 05:12:36 pm
Scientific Linux-tan looks very friendly, smart and professional! ;010

And that Leopard-tan rendition is fabulous! Good job with the frilly dress and frills! Not only do they look nice, they also keep with the futuristic + retro theme of my rendition! (Of course your picture will be even more fabulous in color!)

And thanks for saying that Zune-tan looked cute in a pathetic way because that was exactly what I was trying to go for with her apperance!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 11, 2007, 06:03:26 pm
*sigh*  There's just so much fun stuff one could do with Zune-tan,.... but alas, so little time to get around to and still service all the other great characters.....  -v-

Makes you want to clone yourself several times to form your own art studio.  ^^

*sigh*

I suppose now that we have Leopard-tan in focus again, what else could we say about her character?  ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 12, 2007, 02:04:54 am
Leopard-tan, in time-travel mode:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/leopard.png)

Leopard tan, a link to a much less busy and larger pic:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copyof107.jpg

I gave her freckles (more apparent in the URL link) because in only seemed natural a 'Leopard' girl would have them XD

Quotebut I guess the highlights are in the book's easter eggs. I see Microsoft and I'm guess Astrophysics (or maybe an Astro Boy manga? ^^; ). And either "High-Energy phisics" is just a minor mispelling, or its an intentional nod to the reality that geniuses aren't necessarily smart at everything. ^^;


Heehee...That was actually 'microbiology and astronomy,', basically the two branches of science that popped into my head first XD As for the "High-Energy phisics" thing, we'll say that's a nod to Scientific Linux's sometimes scatterbrained nature (Or my scatterbrained nature...never type, watch TV, and discus politics at the same time ;013)

QuoteProblem is that when designing serious characters like VMS or UNIX-sama, I can't possibly bring myself to chibify them. It seems,........ sacriligious...... -v-'


It does seem 'cute' characters lend themselves to chibis...still chibis do seem a bit under-respected.

QuoteLook for Aurora-san pairing her with one of the iPod-tans.
Moral of the story: never squirt an iPod. ^^;


iPod-tan vs. Zune-tan...sweet...

QuoteI'd certainly rush out and get myself one A-S-A-P if they do in fact deliver some kind of "Tablet Mac" function -- I'd imagine that'd be any artist's dream, and could get me back into the habit of hand-sketching. ^.^
(more like hand-assisting my vector illustrations, but either way it'd be great!)


That would be awesome, and personally, with companies like Toshiba and Gateway making tablets, I'm surprised Apple aren't making tablets. (seeing as their comps are very art-oriented...) A tablet Mac would certainly be a step in the right direction for me buying one. *Still staring at Lenovo Thinkpad*
My computer is doing fine though, and if it follows the footsteps of my old Win98, I should be keeping 'K8' until, oh, 2009-10. If they don't have a tablet Mac by then, they never will ;)

QuoteBut wouldn't Pardus-tan want to wear an elegant headscarf?


In the cities of Turkey, most women dress quite western. In the country, the style is more traditional.
   
QuoteI like them all!


QuoteScientific Linux-tan looks very friendly, smart and professional!


QuoteAnd that Leopard-tan rendition is fabulous! Good job with the frilly dress and frills! Not only do they look nice, they also keep with the futuristic + retro theme of my rendition! (Of course your picture will be even more fabulous in color!)


Thanks!

QuoteAnd thanks for saying that Zune-tan looked cute in a pathetic way because that was exactly what I was trying to go for with her apperance!


Heehee...poor Zune...


Quote*sigh* There's just so much fun stuff one could do with Zune-tan,.... but alas, so little time to get around to and still service all the other great characters..... -v-

Makes you want to clone yourself several times to form your own art studio. ^^


lol!
Quote

I suppose now that we have Leopard-tan in focus again, what else could we say about her character? ^__^


I wonder if she's seen future OS releases? Or gone in the past to meet with her 'ancestors?'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 12, 2007, 03:41:43 am
QuoteLeopard-tan, in time-travel mode:


QuoteLeopard tan, a link to a much less busy and larger pic:


Okay,.... on your mark..... get set.......

........SWOON!!!!!!!  ^V^

*swoons*

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*stand by for consciousness regaining*

Added after 31 minutes:

Man, where do I even begin.  ^___^
The clothing most absolutely blows me away!!  ^v^

The futuristic sleeves are a wonderful compliment to the preexisting longboots (or are they leggings here?), and the dress capitalizes on your expertise with pleated designs.  Plus a I say an Aero-like transparent overlay there,.... hehe, perhaps you know something we don't.... ?  `v'

*nudge nudge wink wink hopes-Bella-has-Apple-insider-information*

The retention of the "stop watch" was a nice nostalgic touch, but the addition of the gloves certainly accentuates the modernity.  And even though they were good before, this is the first time your eyes were downright hypnotic.  Almost like amber jewels,... excellent work, and clearly I'm seeing quantum leap enhancements in your drawing style.  

And yeah, the freckles work for me.  ^__^

Quote
Heehee...That was actually 'microbiology and astronomy,', basically the two branches of science that popped into my head first XD As for the "High-Energy phisics" thing, we'll say that's a nod to Scientific Linux's sometimes scatterbrained nature (Or my scatterbrained nature...never type, watch TV, and discus politics at the same time )


No problem, I have the same predicament as well.  ^^
Never draw, watch Jigokou Shoujo Futakomori, and listen to a political net stream at the same time, or you fall short on the pictures you promised Bella (see below.... ^^; )

QuoteThat would be awesome, and personally, with companies like Toshiba and Gateway making tablets, I'm surprised Apple aren't making tablets. (seeing as their comps are very art-oriented...) A tablet Mac would certainly be a step in the right direction for me buying one. *Still staring at Lenovo Thinkpad*
My computer is doing fine though, and if it follows the footsteps of my old Win98, I should be keeping 'K8' until, oh, 2009-10. If they don't have a tablet Mac by then, they never will


Fufu... you know, with all the Linuces you draw, you could probably consider installing one on it by 2009.  That away it can keep K8-san running till WELL after 2009 (or at least get donated to a school that might have use for Edubuntu).  ^__^

But returning to Apple, they did pioneer the field with Newton, and they do have that Inkwell-whatsis,... so to have not released an official Tablet Mac of any kind by now seems almost insane.
Unless they're waiting for 100% touchscreen capabiities to go with it.  -.-

In any case, we'll find out soon enough.  ^^

QuoteI wonder if she's seen future OS releases? Or gone in the past to meet with her 'ancestors?'


Well I've never been a believer in TRUE time travel, in that I feel the universe evolves permanently, and to physically transform it to an earlier state would entail devolving all that and potentially destroying it.  Rather, it's probably safer to assume that time travel is really more "dimensional travel", in that you're essentially traveling to a residual universe that mirrors our own from 1 second, 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 year, 1 decade, 1 century, 1 millenia, etc ago.  Much in the same way that the stars we see in the sky are really just temporal snapshots of what they looked like eons ago, given the speed it takes for the light to reach us -- if we could physically warp to one of those stars, they might not even exist anymore....  -.-

Bottom line is, I think she can travel to the "past" all she wants and as often as she wants, but anything she does will never affect her native present.  So unfortunately, no pulling the rug underneath 95-tan while she and OS7-tan are locked in mortal combat.  -v-'

If she knows about the future, though, I wonder if we can ask here whether all Linuces have upgraded to Compiz-Beryl armor.  Or if Solaris-tan really did manage to soar after going 100% OSS.  ^___^
Of it Wii-tan really did manage to cremate anything that M$ and Sony threw her way.  ^.^

Fun stuff, I tell ya....  -v-

By the way, it's a little late, so instead of posting on another art thread, I hope you don't mind me dumping this here....

Couldn't finish all my vector sketching after all, but at least 2007 is done.  Should look a little more familiar to you.  ^.^

(http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/LinspireFreespire2.png)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 12, 2007, 01:16:15 pm
QuoteThe futuristic sleeves are a wonderful compliment to the preexisting longboots (or are they leggings here?), and the dress capitalizes on your expertise with pleated designs. Plus a I say an Aero-like transparent overlay there,.... hehe, perhaps you know something we don't.... ? `v'

*nudge nudge wink wink hopes-Bella-has-Apple-insider-information*


Heehee...I wanted to tie the skirt in with the rest of the dress, so I thought adding a more 'angular' design would help; I thought if I made it solid one color, it would cover up too much of the underlying skirt; to transparent it became. Maybe, though...Leopard-tan knows something about the future of Apple we don't...? Ether that or she stole it from some Vistan while she wasn't paying attention :D

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The retention of the "stop watch" was a nice nostalgic touch, but the addition of the gloves certainly accentuates the modernity. And even though they were good before, this is the first time your eyes were downright hypnotic. Almost like amber jewels,... excellent work, and clearly I'm seeing quantum leap enhancements in your drawing style.
And yeah, the freckles work for me. ^__^


Thanks! I did about ten layers of color on the eyes...my earlier ones were probably between 3-5 layers.

I think freckles lend themselves to Leopard-girls ;)
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Well I've never been a believer in TRUE time travel, in that I feel the universe evolves permanently, and to physically transform it to an earlier state would entail devolving all that and potentially destroying it. Rather, it's probably safer to assume that time travel is really more "dimensional travel", in that you're essentially traveling to a residual universe that mirrors our own from 1 second, 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 year, 1 decade, 1 century, 1 millenia, etc ago. Much in the same way that the stars we see in the sky are really just temporal snapshots of what they looked like eons ago, given the speed it takes for the light to reach us -- if we could physically warp to one of those stars, they might not even exist anymore.... -.-

Bottom line is, I think she can travel to the "past" all she wants and as often as she wants, but anything she does will never affect her native present. So unfortunately, no pulling the rug underneath 95-tan while she and OS7-tan are locked in mortal combat. -v-'

If she knows about the future, though, I wonder if we can ask here whether all Linuces have upgraded to Compiz-Beryl armor. Or if Solaris-tan really did manage to soar after going 100% OSS. ^___^
Of it Wii-tan really did manage to cremate anything that M$ and Sony threw her way. ^.^

Fun stuff, I tell ya.... -v-


Good point. I can see...if she could change time...

Leopard-tan: "Oh, 95-tan, don't look now, but weak little OS-tans that need
crushing are behind you right now... "
"Huh?"
System 7-tan sneaks up...

Best not to mess with time ;)

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By the way, it's a little late, so instead of posting on another art thread, I hope you don't mind me dumping this here....

Couldn't finish all my vector sketching after all, but at least 2007 is done. Should look a little more familiar to you. ^.^


Linspire-tan looks a little freaked out in that last one  ;010

Oh yes, I got around to uploading that pic of EvilEntity-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copyof108.png)

I'll probably do a full-body version, or maybe even a comic later on...as stated before, she's quite a failure...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 13, 2007, 12:26:57 am
QuoteHeehee...I wanted to tie the skirt in with the rest of the dress, so I thought adding a more 'angular' design would help; I thought if I made it solid one color, it would cover up too much of the underlying skirt; to transparent it became. Maybe, though...Leopard-tan knows something about the future of Apple we don't...? Ether that or she stole it from some Vistan while she wasn't paying attention


MWAHAHA!!!!!!!!  ^V^

But in any case, aside from the Tablet Mac rumor, I've also heard that one of the greatest secrets is that Leopard will have a 3D finder.  And if they can get it to look like a fancier version of Compiz-Beryl, then for sure that could easily blow Aero out of the water.

But like I said,... I still can't discount the possiblity that Apple could screw up the opportunity.  -.-'

QuoteGood point. I can see...if she could change time...

Leopard-tan: "Oh, 95-tan, don't look now, but weak little OS-tans that need
crushing are behind you right now... "
"Huh?"
System 7-tan sneaks up...

Best not to mess with time


One plot device that I'd love to use Leopard-chan for is to cameo deceased OS-tans.  Excepting flashbacks, she and Plan 9-tan could probably be the only characters who could physically interact with a Xenix-tan or a SAGE-tan or a MULTICS-tan in some way.  Would make for sad but intesting reading.  -.-

QuoteLinspire-tan looks a little freaked out in that last one


Her little sister is selling Linspire hentai (?!!!) for one yen a piece (?!!!!!!!!!), which barely amounts to $0.01 USD.  ^^;
Apparently all that Open Sorcery makes poor Freespire-chan a tad bit oblivious to money matters. ^__^;

(http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/Linspire08.png)
2008 by tomorrow, btw!!!  ^V^

QuoteOh yes, I got around to uploading that pic of EvilEntity-tan:


QuoteI'll probably do a full-body version, or maybe even a comic later on...as stated before, she's quite a failure...


.......... *love-struck eyes*

She reminds me of FreeBSD-tan.  *v*

Hence.... as they say in the vernacular nowadays.... "instant WIN".  ^^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 13, 2007, 02:09:17 am
QuoteBut in any case, aside from the Tablet Mac rumor, I've also heard that one of the greatest secrets is that Leopard will have a 3D finder. And if they can get it to look like a fancier version of Compiz-Beryl, then for sure that could easily blow Aero out of the water.


Hmmm....

QuoteOne plot device that I'd love to use Leopard-chan for is to cameo deceased OS-tans. Excepting flashbacks, she and Plan 9-tan could probably be the only characters who could physically interact with a Xenix-tan or a SAGE-tan or a MULTICS-tan in some way. Would make for sad but intesting reading. -.-


That would be cool  ;010

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Her little sister is selling Linspire hentai (?!!!) for one yen a piece (?!!!!!!!!!), which barely amounts to $0.01 USD. ^^;
Apparently all that Open Sorcery makes poor Freespire-chan a tad bit oblivious to money matters. ^__^;


Naughty Freespire-chan XD

Well...right now I came up with an idea...I won't say what it is, but it has to do with my favorite OS's codename ;012
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on April 13, 2007, 04:14:53 am
Quote from: "C-Chan"
One plot device that I'd love to use Leopard-chan for is to cameo deceased OS-tans.  Excepting flashbacks, she and Plan 9-tan could probably be the only characters who could physically interact with a Xenix-tan or a SAGE-tan or a MULTICS-tan in some way.  Would make for sad but intesting reading.  -.-

The last MULTICS system was shut down in 1990 according to Andrew Tanenbaum
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 13, 2007, 04:42:58 pm
QuoteWell...right now I came up with an idea...I won't say what it is, but it has to do with my favorite OS's codename


Oh shoot, forgot who your favorite OS-tan is and am too lazy to go to that thread.  Let me think about it,... hmmmm,.....

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,,,,,,,Aaaaaaaaah!  Sou sou!  ^v^
How could I have forgotten, silly me!  

You must mean AmigaOS-tan, and her codename "Lorraine".  ^.^

How sweet,... that sounds to me like a love story that spans the course of two decades, the likes of which could make "Breakfast at Tiffany's" look like a case of puppy love.  -v-

*C-chan sits down expectantly and wags his tail*

QuoteThe last MULTICS system was shut down in 1990 according to Andrew Tanenbaum


Wiki also mentions a MULTICS machine still operational for the Canadian Department of Defense up until 2000,... but it definitely would've been the last of its kind given its loss out to UNIX.  Either way, sad tale....

...especially given the secret connection between MULTICS and UNICS,... er, sorry, I mean "UNIX".  -v-

*brushes detail under the rug for no one else to see*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 13, 2007, 05:00:14 pm
QuoteYou must mean AmigaOS-tan, and her codename "Lorraine". ^.^


*stares at signiture* Close, but not quite  ;014


(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/109-2.png)

Good ol' codename Windows Whistler, AKA XP! With a codename from one of the world's greatest skiing areas, I'm surprised we haven't seen her out on the slopes yet...perhaps she too busy with...better not to go there XD

As someone who has been skiing many times, I do realize her boots are quite unrealistic, but she's one of the richest OS-tans...I'm sure she went to Italy to buy them custom made ;)

I'm also working on Saseko's sis, Homeko, snowboarding :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 13, 2007, 05:05:51 pm
Aa sou, back to basics.  ^___^

Very sweet and I see some of the previous magic you worked into the eyes creep into here.  -v-

Don't think I have to say more about the clothing.... other than to proclaim that you have an excellent penchant for drawing fur as well.  ^^

Wish I could say more, but if you've been following Thurosis' manga, you'll know that your dear Saseko is trying to eat me.  ^^;

So I best try to lay low.   -v-

*hides behind Puma-chan*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 13, 2007, 09:47:24 pm
QuoteWish I could say more, but if you've been following Thurosis' manga, you'll know that your dear Saseko is trying to eat me. ^^;


Now, Saseko can't possibly ski and eat....no, I take that back....XD

I was researching Copland and Taligent, two failed Apple OS's...The history's a little unclear, as many features (from the former) went on into later releases, but would these two ever be eligible as OS-tans...?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 13, 2007, 10:34:32 pm
Good question! I almost considered making a Copland-tan and a Taligent-tan but I couldn't think of anything. But if there are OS-tans for unreleased Windows OSes, why not unreleased Mac OSes too?

But I do know that Taligent was originally codenamed 'Pink' so if there were a Taligent-tan, she'd have a pink outfit and/or pink hair!

Anyways, as I said, that Leopard-tan picture is EVEN MORE FABULOUS in color!! ;010 ;010

And that EvilEntity-tan looks like a really cool and delightfully sinister character! :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 14, 2007, 04:49:15 pm
QuoteGood question! I almost considered making a Copland-tan and a Taligent-tan but I couldn't think of anything. But if there are OS-tans for unreleased Windows OSes, why not unreleased Mac OSes too?


I figured if anyone had thought of making a Copland-tan and Taligent-tan, it'd be you :) I see a great potential for interesting characters...I can see  Copland-tan is very smart, at times over-analytical, complex and even a bit clumsy. In her youth, was very hopeful, optimistic and a promising talent in the eyes of her company, as she was trained to take over for her Macintosh sisters; But as she grew older, her company started putting more and more focus on the training on the Macs, and less and less on poor Copland-tan. They promised her she'd be seen by the world...but those promises were quite empty. Finally, her company decided she was hopeless; At the rate they were training her, the public would never know of her.
Her sisters, system 7.5-tan and Mac 8-tan, received training quite similar, but much better and though-out than hers, therefor they were much more successful. Even the OS X girls have training based on Copland-tan's. This fills her with a mix of pride...and envy...toward her sisters. She doesn't like to talk with them much.

I really haven't thought about Taligent-tan...since it was a spin-off of Copland, she'll probably be like her somewhat.

QuoteAnyways, as I said, that Leopard-tan picture is EVEN MORE FABULOUS in color!!


Thank you :D

QuoteAnd that EvilEntity-tan looks like a really cool and delightfully sinister character!


Well, she tries ;) She set out to crush the Windows-tans, but had very half-though-out ideas...like the fact that instead of transforming into a bat or spider, she chooses the form of a penguin to 'slip away into the night'. She would pester the Windows-tans, but could never really get up the never to try and attack them...the name EvilEntity was a smokescreen for her quite likable personalty. But she could never gain that much support from her relatives or the outside world. I don't know what her downfall was (since EvilEntity is no longer active), perhaps one of the Windows-tan's decided to destroy her with a stake, or banish her far away, but EvilEntity had a very short 'life' compared to other OS-tans.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on April 15, 2007, 06:36:06 pm
*stares at skiing xp-tan piccy* Hey! Whistler peak? Like, Whistler, Blackcomb? That's where it is, right? And isn't Blackcomb another Windows prototype system codename?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 15, 2007, 06:50:21 pm
Yeah, but I heard that Windows Blackcomb is now codenamed "Vienna"

Oops! I Forgot to comment on the Skiing XP-tan picture the last time I posted here! She looks very good in skiwear! I too am surprised there hasn't been any fanart (at least that I know of) of her skiing as a reference to Whistler! Makes me wanna go skiing again!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on April 15, 2007, 07:33:26 pm
I've also heard "Vienna" got renamed "Windows 7" since XP could be considered NT 6.0. Talk about lame!
Oh, and even though it's the thirteenth release, the next office release is M$ Office 14. I guess thirteen would be unlucky! ^___^

Though I knew the codename, I had no idea what it referenced to (And didn't really care to know, either) It's way cool that you knew enough and capitalized on that point. She looks really good! (And I don't really like XP-tan all that much ^^') You are such a great artist
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 15, 2007, 10:38:08 pm
C-chan Telegraph Service
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Hey all!

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Sorry for the lack of post these past few days...

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But in between handling the worst weather I've seen in a while, and a faulty internet connection (probably due to said weather), I couldn't pop in much or even touch my computers.  -v-'

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So please carry on for me and continue drawing wonderful things.  ^.^

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Tis all.... ^__^

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Miserably Yours,

C-chan

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Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 16, 2007, 01:15:22 pm
Copland-tan...with tears!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copland.jpg)

Obviously, she's very broken up that her company has pretty much given up on her...

QuoteOops! I Forgot to comment on the Skiing XP-tan picture the last time I posted here! She looks very good in skiwear! I too am surprised there hasn't been any fanart (at least that I know of) of her skiing as a reference to Whistler! Makes me wanna go skiing again!


Yeah, I was surprised, too...I'm half finished with a Homeko Whistler pic, but I've been busy...

QuoteYeah, but I heard that Windows Blackcomb is now codenamed "Vienna"


I thought it was originally Vienna and renamed Blackcomb...? Gah, who knows anymore  ;018

QuoteThough I knew the codename, I had no idea what it referenced to (And didn't really care to know, either) It's way cool that you knew enough and capitalized on that point. She looks really good! (And I don't really like XP-tan all that much ^^') You are such a great artist


Thanks! Now that I've done XP's codename, should I do a drawing of Vistan at a steakhouse? Or on a ranch? XD

   
QuoteC-chan Telegraph Service
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Hey all!

*BREAK*

Sorry for the lack of post these past few days...

*BREAK*

But in between handling the worst weather I've seen in a while, and a faulty internet connection (probably due to said weather), I couldn't pop in much or even touch my computers. -v-'


Sorry to hear that! Well, I guess we'll see you later ;hi

So...perhaps I'll make a System 8/Win98/98SE fight scene (an especially odd scene, as all three of the OS-tans are pictured as being somewhat young)...or maybe a scene with vintage OS-tans...BTW, has there ever been an OS-tan done of Apple I?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 16, 2007, 05:14:29 pm
That Copland-tan is beautiful! Very beautiful! ;019 But I think she'd be better suited as Taligent-tan though (for the reason I stated earlier)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 17, 2007, 01:23:33 am
Copland?!!  Where, where?!!  Hope I don't get busted,.... @__@

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*checks Wikipedia*  Oh, wait, you mean THAT Copland..... ^v^
Never mind, and forget I said anything about being busted, cause this pig is 100% clean.  

*kicks swill out of view*

Honest... would I lie....  ^.^

In any case, I'm happy to say I'm back! ^v^
And after siphoning off about 300 cubic meters of floodwater, I'm happy to see that gorgeous pink beauty welcoming me back.  ^___^

Sorry I didn't know anything about her before, especially after declaring Newton and A/UX as the last "Apple-tans" rendered,... truly, they deserve as much respresentation as Neptune or Odyssey.  ^v^

And hey!  Do I see what I see?  TEARS!!!!!!  ^V^
An excellent job at that, too,... the artwork is so subtle, it blends beautifully with the severity of her emotions.  ^.^

Now I really can't wait to see Taligent.  ^___^

In other news, Windows BlackComb is now officially "Vienna", and Mac OSX Leopard is off my purchase list at least until they can prove the wait till OCTOBER is worth the wait.... -___-
Otherwise, once I'm done learning Kubuntu, I'd rather just buy a cheaper Tiger-sama.  -v-

Oh, and Aurora and I were discussing an Apple I-tan not too long ago......

http://ostan-collections.net/post-21017.html#21017
[that post and the next two)

Hope that helps whip up some ideas.  ^^

I would like to draw one, but,... well,... i guess I'll talk about it later when I make my announcement.  -v-'

In any event, one last present for you.  ^^
Since I promised it to you on Friday, but couldn't get any artwork done since, I did everything I could to expedite it now.  So please accept the 2008 vector sketch as an early "thank you" for all the wonderful drawings you've created (as well as for doing OS/2, PC-DOS, Win1.0, etc... ^^)

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/2008Freespire.jpg)

Lots of Easter Eggs in this one -- Freespire-tan and Linux-sama might just resemble some characters you know....  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 17, 2007, 01:49:44 am
QuoteIn any case, I'm happy to say I'm back! ^v^
And after siphoning off about 300 cubic meters of floodwater, I'm happy to see that gorgeous pink beauty welcoming me back. ^___^


Flooding? Sounds bad, but it's good to have you back :)


QuoteAnd hey! Do I see what I see? TEARS!!!!!! ^V^
An excellent job at that, too,... the artwork is so subtle, it blends beautifully with the severity of her emotions. ^.^


Thanks!

QuoteOh, and Aurora and I were discussing an Apple I-tan not too long ago......

http://ostan-collections.net/post-21017.html#21017
[that post and the next two)

Hope that helps whip up some ideas. ^^


I sort of pictured her as a typical 70's hippy...long hair, bell bottoms, into new ideas and such ;) And Aurora's ideas for her love of woodwork is gold  ;010

QuoteI would like to draw one, but,... well,... i guess I'll talk about it later when I make my announcement. -v-'


Interesting....

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In any event, one last present for you. ^^
Since I promised it to you on Friday, but couldn't get any artwork done since, I did everything I could to expedite it now. So please accept the 2008 vector sketch as an early "thank you" for all the wonderful drawings you've created (as well as for doing OS/2, PC-DOS, Win1.0, etc... ^^)



QuoteLots of Easter Eggs in this one -- Freespire-tan and Linux-sama might just resemble some characters you know.... ^.^


Nice pic! *Studies* Linspire-tan is wearing Ubuntu's battle suit...a Linux-sama-style visor...has a 0 yin price tag...and is riding a scallion...
Linux-sama herself isn't ringing any bells especially (except that her suit reminds be a bit of OS/2 Warp)...give me time, though, I'll figure her out...

QuoteThat Copland-tan is beautiful! Very beautiful! But I think she'd be better suited as Taligent-tan though (for the reason I stated earlier)


Thank you! She could go either way...Taligent, from my understanding, was a spin-off of Copland, and were both considered 'pink' projects...I guess they'd be sisters or even twins...

As for drawing ideas...I have an idea involving Amiga-tan and a really depressed member of the the Binteji Renmei, who has a really bad background...shouldn't be hard to find...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on April 17, 2007, 01:21:06 pm
Poor Copland-tan!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 18, 2007, 12:14:49 am
Yo my bella Bella!  ^v^
I'm still coming in intermittently, but I think I'm getting better.  -v-

Now what do we have today...?  ^___^

QuoteI sort of pictured her as a typical 70's hippy...long hair, bell bottoms, into new ideas and such  And Aurora's ideas for her love of woodwork is gold  


Interested in keeping her very short, by any chance?  ^^
[Usually not my style to make them intentionally short, but figured it might work for her.  -v-]

You (or Aurora) might as well go ahead and give her a shot -- cause by "announcement", I mean I'll probably have to nix her from my schedule (along with a ton of other OS-tans).  -.-'

QuoteNice pic! *Studies* Linspire-tan is wearing Ubuntu's battle suit...a Linux-sama-style visor...has a 0 yin price tag...and is riding a scallion...
Linux-sama herself isn't ringing any bells especially (except that her suit reminds be a bit of OS/2 Warp)...give me time, though, I'll figure her out...


The Ubuntu battle suit is just my way at geek humor,... referring to the recent decision to rebuild Freespire using the Ubuntu base rather than the straight Debian build.  Pretty shoddy now, but by 2008 (coupled with deeper cooperation between Linspire, Inc. and Canonical) it will probably be a staple OS.

That doesn't stop her from being an Ubuntu wannabe, though.  -v-'
Scallion belongs[ed] to her sister (obviously she couldn't sell it), and unlike her big sis 3 years ago, Freespire-chan is perfectly alright with selling herself off for... "sorta free".  ^^;

Also debated with myself as to whether those pigtails are light enough to whip around like that, but too late cause the effect looks too cute to change.  -.-

Surprised you didn't catch Linspire's easter egg.  ^__^
Isn't she wearing something behind her head that looks a bit... familiar?  In fact, you're wearing one in your avatar.  ^v^
Wonder what could've happened in 2007-08 that made her "inherit" that?  ^.^

For Linux-sama, the suit is actually not mystery,... I prefer Juzo-kun's rendition of the Linux uniform because it seems more appropriate to the modern Linux kernel (the old drape and flippers is better suited to the piecemeal 90's).  But as far as her cape and helmet goes, I won't spoil it for you.  ^.^

But I will give you at least a small hint.  -v-

Despite the futuristic new attire, the helmet is actually a 30-year old design, worn by one of the most beloved anti-Heroes in Anime history.  ^___^

QuoteAs for drawing ideas...I have an idea involving Amiga-tan and a really depressed member of the the Binteji Renmei, who has a really bad background...shouldn't be hard to find...


*squeals with delight*

You know how to make an old pig happy...!  ^v^
Before I swoon, I think I know the character you might be referring too, although feel free to try out any of the other undrawn Vintage-tans as well.  I regret that I may never be able to draw a PilotOS-tan after all (OS for the old Xerox Stars), and her backstory is particularly bumpy.  ^^'

Also, in case you've never watched, I definitely recommend you watch Haibane Renmei.  Not particularly because it helps with the "vintage federation" concept, but more because it's a wonderful, cute yet dramatic little series that's a real treat to watch.  ^__^

Now then, I resume eagerly awaiting Amiga-sama.  ^.^

*wags tail*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 18, 2007, 02:47:24 am
Quote
The Ubuntu battle suit is just my way at geek humor,... referring to the recent decision to rebuild Freespire using the Ubuntu base rather than the straight Debian build. Pretty shoddy now, but by 2008 (coupled with deeper cooperation between Linspire, Inc. and Canonical) it will probably be a staple OS.

That doesn't stop her from being an Ubuntu wannabe, though. -v-'
Scallion belongs[ed] to her sister (obviously she couldn't sell it), and unlike her big sis 3 years ago, Freespire-chan is perfectly alright with selling herself off for... "sorta free". ^^;

Also debated with myself as to whether those pigtails are light enough to whip around like that, but too late cause the effect looks too cute to change. -.-


That explains it ;)

QuoteSurprised you didn't catch Linspire's easter egg. ^__^
Isn't she wearing something behind her head that looks a bit... familiar? In fact, you're wearing one in your avatar. ^v^
Wonder what could've happened in 2007-08 that made her "inherit" that? ^.^


How could I have been so blind to that? Although I am not sure...does it have to do with Linspire's support for Window's media technology...?

QuoteBefore I swoon, I think I know the character you might be referring too,


Good...at least one of us does...XD...right now I'm researching the different characters (or their OS's...) trying to find the most tumultuous history...although, because of the pose of this pic I'm hoping to do (Amiga-san sort of hugging the other character in an almost motherly or sisterly sort of way) I wonder if it might be one of her Commodore sisters or even her adopted daughter, AROS...

QuoteI regret that I may never be able to draw a PilotOS-tan after all (OS for the old Xerox Stars), and her backstory is particularly bumpy. ^^'


Hmm...I couldn't find much on that OS...

QuoteInterested in keeping her very short, by any chance? ^^
[Usually not my style to make them intentionally short, but figured it might work for her. -v-]

You (or Aurora) might as well go ahead and give her a shot -- cause by "announcement", I mean I'll probably have to nix her from my schedule (along with a ton of other OS-tans). -.-'


Apple I-sama would be a big project...I might do this drawing, but I'd love to see Aurora's design, too  ;010 Still waiting for this announcement...

QuoteDespite the futuristic new attire, the helmet is actually a 30-year old design, worn by one of the most beloved anti-Heroes in Anime history. ^___^


Hmmm...

Quotealthough feel free to try out any of the other undrawn Vintage-tans as well


Xenix-san interests me...and on a sort-of-related note, has there ever been a SCO Unix-tan (Or Xenix-san) done? From what I understand, SCO Unix came from Xenix...therefor, would she be a daughter...and furthermore....a Windows/M$ family auntie? *contemplates intrigue of M$ family/Unix-Linux consortium storyline*  

QuoteAlso, in case you've never watched, I definitely recommend you watch Haibane Renmei. Not particularly because it helps with the "vintage federation" concept, but more because it's a wonderful, cute yet dramatic little series that's a real treat to watch. ^__^


I should ask my brother about when I see him...He has quite an anime collection...although, most of it is dedicated to the sci-fi/space cowboy/mecha genre.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 19, 2007, 01:35:26 am
QuoteHow could I have been so blind to that? Although I am not sure...does it have to do with Linspire's support for Window's media technology...?


It might,... but think more optimistic thoughts.... ^__^

Like, say,... M$ will be so hard hit by the OSS Revolution, they'll have no choice but to free some of their proprietary software.  Piece by piece, of course (old habits die hard), but certainly someone like Lin-chan wouldn't hesitate to jump on GPL'd M$ goods.  -v-

QuoteGood...at least one of us does...XD...right now I'm researching the different characters (or their OS's...) trying to find the most tumultuous history...although, because of the pose of this pic I'm hoping to do (Amiga-san sort of hugging the other character in an almost motherly or sisterly sort of way) I wonder if it might be one of her Commodore sisters or even her adopted daughter, AROS...


Commodore sisters, eh...?  ^^
Well, despite my announcement thing, I am still in the process of rendering VIC-20 and C128, so at least that'll complete the fam.  ^v^
Generally VICchan and PANchan (=C64) are the most hard-hit by the fall of Commodore, since they worked the hardest to build it up.  PETchan by now is fairly laid back and SENchan (=C128) was always the quiet mature type.  ^^

AROS-chan planned to draw upon Raffaele-san's completion of MOS-chan (=MorphOS), but would love to see your rendition since I know you'll do a peerless job with the clothing.  I always envisioned her as something of a slightly wilder-looking Henrietta (from Gunslinger Girl), and perhaps not terribly dissimilar from 3.1-sama given her child-like appearance (although she actually is young) and quiet demeanor.  Plus, she's always being escorted by "AROS kitty", an overprotective cat (not a kitten) with white feet (a reference to the real AROS mascot).  ^.^

While her nee-san MorphOS is a magical girl, AROS herself is only mildly clairvoyant and suffers from quite a bit of insecurity (so it's usually up to AROS kitty to keep her out of trouble).  

Other traumatized Vintage-tans include GEM-tan (ravaged by a misguided Apple, Inc. in that era), AtariTOS (who obsesses drastically over her so-called "fading beauty") and lest we not forget poor Windows 2.0-chan (the "forgotten" Windows OS).  -v-

EXEC-tan would be an interesting case, since she's perhaps the oldest living OS-tan around (not including Mainframe-tans), and occasionally comes to realize how much the world has changed around her and how many of her friends she grew up with in the old era are now long gone.  But she's too old to show any kind of trauma, and in fact is often the person Amiga-san turns to when she needs a grandmother-like figure to hug.  

Cause ironically, Amiga-san probably has one of the roughest histories of all -- and the drama still continues to this date -- so its a wonder who she can continue to remain so optimistc about life.  -.-

QuoteHmm...I couldn't find much on that OS...


Remember, back in that era, a hardware (not the OS) made the computer, so you might have better luck finding info under "Xerox Star".  
I imagine PilotOS-tan as a cross between Momo from Xenosaga 3 and Marco from Porco Rosso -- a very young and cute-looking pilot, but exhibiting a very stoic and ill-tempered demeanor that speaks of a lot of frustration with life.  She used to maintain and still owns a small fleet of [very old] aircraft, but no longer has the money to buy fuel for all but one (not surprisingly, called the "X-Star").  The X-Star she uses to run what she refers to as "stupid errands", which helps pay her keep at the Vintage Federation.  ^^

Obviously not a Mac lover, but then she keeps few friends anyway.  -v-

QuoteApple I-sama would be a big project...I might do this drawing, but I'd love to see Aurora's design, too  Still waiting for this announcement...


Might take a while, but I might slip in a word beforehand.  ^^
I too would love to see Aurora's take on her, btw.  ^.^

QuoteHmmm...


Give up?  ^__^
Another clue:  Think "70's" and "Anime" and "Gun-something".  ^>^

Quote
Xenix-san interests me...and on a sort-of-related note, has there ever been a SCO Unix-tan (Or Xenix-san) done? From what I understand, SCO Unix came from Xenix...therefor, would she be a daughter...and furthermore....a Windows/M$ family auntie? *contemplates intrigue of M$ family/Unix-Linux consortium storyline*


Yeah, I think I put SCO Unix-Xenix in my daughter-mother list in that other thread.  ^__^

Glad you mentioned her, since Xenix-tan is unfortunately part of a project I may have to scrap.  In any case, you can read a little more about what I had planned for her in the script:

http://ostan-collections.net/post-9745.html#9745

Plus a quick description about her personality (in bold):

http://ostan-collections.net/post-16340.html#16340

For me at least Xenix-san was the trusted family caretaker: professional and old-fashioned, but beautiful and loyal to a fault.  -.-

Without OS/2, Windows 1.0 and 2.0, and with MSDOS-tan's natural shyness, no one in the current Windows family remembers her or even realizes she existed (and M$ likes to keep it that way).  In that sense, her story is inherently sad.  ;__;

Sco Unix I hadn't given much thought too, but she is born in the midst of the UNIX wars and rarely got to see her mother, thus contributing to her very cold and cynical outlook on life.  Perhaps also out of frustration, she enables her parent company to engage in very ridiculous lawsuits, perhaps as a way to share her misery with others (especially those go-lucky Linuces).
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 19, 2007, 02:06:29 pm
QuoteLike, say,... M$ will be so hard hit by the OSS Revolution, they'll have no choice but to free some of their proprietary software. Piece by piece, of course (old habits die hard), but certainly someone like Lin-chan wouldn't hesitate to jump on GPL'd M$ goods. -v-


I still think M$ would try to improve their products rather than make some of their software free. But...we can think good thoughts :D

QuoteOther traumatized Vintage-tans include GEM-tan (ravaged by a misguided Apple, Inc. in that era), AtariTOS (who obsesses drastically over her so-called "fading beauty") and lest we not forget poor Windows 2.0-chan (the "forgotten" Windows OS). -v-


GEM-tan vs. a Macintosh-tan would make a mighty interesting battle scene...*focuses* But I think Windows 2.0 would be pretty good in this Amiga scene, because I can see why she'd be quite unsettled by the fact that now the Windows-tans are rich, and she's getting very little credit for any of it...

Here's a rough sketch...it'll probably change a lot in the end, though:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/113.png)

QuoteRemember, back in that era, a hardware (not the OS) made the computer, so you might have better luck finding info under "Xerox Star".
I imagine PilotOS-tan as a cross between Momo from Xenosaga 3 and Marco from Porco Rosso -- a very young and cute-looking pilot, but exhibiting a very stoic and ill-tempered demeanor that speaks of a lot of frustration with life. She used to maintain and still owns a small fleet of [very old] aircraft, but no longer has the money to buy fuel for all but one (not surprisingly, called the "X-Star"). The X-Star she uses to run what she refers to as "stupid errands", which helps pay her keep at the Vintage Federation. ^^


Interesting design ideas...although, I doubt she'd be pig-person, like Marco...;)

QuoteGive up? ^__^
Another clue: Think "70's" and "Anime" and "Gun-something". ^>^


Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam? Either Linux-sama's helmet is based off of his, or they have uncanny taste in headwear.

QuoteYeah, I think I put SCO Unix-Xenix in my daughter-mother list in that other thread. ^__^

Glad you mentioned her, since Xenix-tan is unfortunately part of a project I may have to scrap. In any case, you can read a little more about what I had planned for her in the script:


Ahhh....so Xenix/SCO Unix wasn't a sparkling character link made up by me...? Oh well XD

QuoteFor me at least Xenix-san was the trusted family caretaker: professional and old-fashioned, but beautiful and loyal to a fault. -.-

Without OS/2, Windows 1.0 and 2.0, and with MSDOS-tan's natural shyness, no one in the current Windows family remembers her or even realizes she existed (and M$ likes to keep it that way). In that sense, her story is inherently sad. ;__;

Sco Unix I hadn't given much thought too, but she is born in the midst of the UNIX wars and rarely got to see her mother, thus contributing to her very cold and cynical outlook on life. Perhaps also out of frustration, she enables her parent company to engage in very ridiculous lawsuits, perhaps as a way to share her misery with others (especially those go-lucky Linuces).


I would really love to do a drawing of both. SCO Unix would probably be quite beautiful, intelligent...and very hardworking, too...

QuoteAROS-chan planned to draw upon Raffaele-san's completion of MOS-chan (=MorphOS), but would love to see your rendition since I know you'll do a peerless job with the clothing. I always envisioned her as something of a slightly wilder-looking Henrietta (from Gunslinger Girl), and perhaps not terribly dissimilar from 3.1-sama given her child-like appearance (although she actually is young) and quiet demeanor. Plus, she's always being escorted by "AROS kitty", an overprotective cat (not a kitten) with white feet (a reference to the real AROS mascot). ^.^


I may have to do I drawing of her, too :)

EDIT:

Oh, and I also checked out that thread about the OS-tan OVA...That Xenix/win1.0 scene would be INCREDIBLE!!!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 20, 2007, 12:02:26 am
Hold that thought,... will be right back.... ^__^

*scampers off to take care of annoying errands*

Added after 9 hours 14 minutes:

QuoteI still think M$ would try to improve their products rather than make some of their software free. But...we can think good thoughts


If they "improve" stuff like they "improved" Vista and Office 2007 and Zune, they are so doomed it's not even funny.  ^^;

Besides, history shows that unless they're really backed into a corner (which so far has been relatively rare), their first response is to throw money at the problem.....

.......

..........Well, speak of the devil....  ^v^;

http://www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/2007041901326OPMSPB

*keeps typing response*

Added after 39 minutes:

QuoteGEM-tan vs. a Macintosh-tan would make a mighty interesting battle scene...*focuses*


If memory serves, I believe GEM-tan was the first color GUI.  '__'
It's a shame Apple, Inc. was a little on the heavy-handed side back in that era.  '.'

QuoteBut I think Windows 2.0 would be pretty good in this Amiga scene, because I can see why she'd be quite unsettled by the fact that now the Windows-tans are rich, and she's getting very little credit for any of it...

Here's a rough sketch...it'll probably change a lot in the end, though:


GYAAAAAAAH!!!  Rough sketch or not, it's looking gorgeous already!!!!!  ^______^
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU AD NAUSEUM for making Amiga-sama!  ^v^

(she is my first OS-tan, after all!  ^__~)

And it looks like you're rendering new clothing for her, which is excellent since I promised Raffaele-san that Amiga-sama would appear in many more different styles of clothing than just her checkered pizzeria shirt.  ^^

Just to help you with proportions, 2.0-chan is shorter and younger-looking than 3.1-sama, and Amiga-san is a little (more like a lot) on the tall side (approx. 183cm).  Very appropriate given their era, since 2.0-chan was still a relatively immature OS by 1987-standards, while Amiga-tan, though 2 years her senior, would remain the most advanced commercial-grade OS for many years.... ^.^)

Also, a note about 2.0-chan's particular trauma.
The problem actually runs a little deeper than just an issue of credit (cause she used to be quite selfless).  Rather it ties back to the same reason why OS/2-tan has her vendetta -- the family she grew up with was torn apart, and the compensation for her (and 1.0-san) was abandonment.  So in a way you could say she believes the current Windows-tans are rich,... after all, they've been able to enjoy a close-knit family life for over 15 years.  -___-

QuoteInteresting design ideas...although, I doubt she'd be pig-person, like Marco...


Aaaaaah,... no.  ^__^
The only pig OS-tan around these parts is A/UX, which makes her my best friend.  ^.^

*oinks*

QuoteChar Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam? Either Linux-sama's helmet is based off of his, or they have uncanny taste in headwear.


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAATARI!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

*tosses mound of cookies at Bella*

Since by 2008 I'm predicting Compiz-Beryl will play a heavy role in the Linux Revolution, I figured Linux-sama would need to change her armor accordingly.  ^.^

While desiging the virtual Beryl helmet, I came upon a design that reminded me a lot of Char's helmet, so I just went ahead and did a parody of it.  ^.^'

I doubt that's how it would really look if I ever did a serious picture of Linux in Compiz-Beryl armor, but hey, it's a comedy.... ^^
Besides, I figure one of the benefits of virtual armor is that it can change shape according to needs.  -v-

Not sure where the heck I come up with these ideas.  ^^'

QuoteAhhh....so Xenix/SCO Unix wasn't a sparkling character link made up by me...? Oh well XD


Well guess that shows great minds think a like, no?  ^^

QuoteI would really love to do a drawing of both. SCO Unix would probably be quite beautiful, intelligent...and very hardworking, too...


SCO Unix-tan, for a while at least, was mandated to study "Open Sorcery" (the OS-tan equivalent of "open source") and even mingled enough with Linuces to know their way of life better than most other Unices.  But sadly, her parent company refuses to capitalize on her talents, hence their recent preference of making money on lawsuits rather than on quality products.  If only SCO Unix-tan could wind up in better hands, she'd have the same hope for a resurgence as Solaris-tan has at the moment.  ^___^

QuoteI may have to do I drawing of her, too


If you do choose to draw AROS-chan, I'd be greatly indebted to you.  ^___^
Amiga-san really does deserve children.  ^__^

QuoteOh, and I also checked out that thread about the OS-tan OVA...That Xenix/win1.0 scene would be INCREDIBLE!!!


*sigh* Unfortunately, that's also the project I mentioned before that I will have to nix.  -____-
Change of plans (will tell you later).

But at least you know now that Xenix-san is the only non-Windows OS-tan EVER that would seriously call Mr. Gates "milord".  ^___^;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 20, 2007, 01:34:30 pm
QuoteIf they "improve" stuff like they "improved" Vista and Office 2007 and Zune, they are so doomed it's not even funny. ^^;


*tries to think of witty pro-Windows response....*

QuoteBesides, history shows that unless they're really backed into a corner (which so far has been relatively rare), their first response is to throw money at the problem.....

.......

..........Well, speak of the devil.... ^v^;

http://www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/2007041901326OPMSPB


*Theatrically yells* The prophecies are coming to life! Muhahaha!!!

QuoteIf memory serves, I believe GEM-tan was the first color GUI. '__'
It's a shame Apple, Inc. was a little on the heavy-handed side back in that era. '.'


That's what would make it such an interesting scene...*Bella, FOCUS!!!*

Quote
GYAAAAAAAH!!! Rough sketch or not, it's looking gorgeous already!!!!! ^______^
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU AD NAUSEUM for making Amiga-sama! ^v^

(she is my first OS-tan, after all! ^__~)

And it looks like you're rendering new clothing for her, which is excellent since I promised Raffaele-san that Amiga-sama would appear in many more different styles of clothing than just her checkered pizzeria shirt. ^^


Thanks! I really like her character...even though Homeko and Saseko are my favorite OS-tans (by association with my favorite OS), Amiga seems to be the nicest.

QuoteJust to help you with proportions, 2.0-chan is shorter and younger-looking than 3.1-sama, and Amiga-san is a little (more like a lot) on the tall side (approx. 183cm). Very appropriate given their era, since 2.0-chan was still a relatively immature OS by 1987-standards, while Amiga-tan, though 2 years her senior, would remain the most advanced commercial-grade OS for many years.... ^.^)

Also, a note about 2.0-chan's particular trauma.
The problem actually runs a little deeper than just an issue of credit (cause she used to be quite selfless). Rather it ties back to the same reason why OS/2-tan has her vendetta -- the family she grew up with was torn apart, and the compensation for her (and 1.0-san) was abandonment. So in a way you could say she believes the current Windows-tans are rich,... after all, they've been able to enjoy a close-knit family life for over 15 years. -___-


It was just a sketch...I wasn't even sure who the character would be...thanks for the help, though! I'll work on it!

QuoteSCO Unix-tan, for a while at least, was mandated to study "Open Sorcery" (the OS-tan equivalent of "open source") and even mingled enough with Linuces to know their way of life better than most other Unices. But sadly, her parent company refuses to capitalize on her talents, hence their recent preference of making money on lawsuits rather than on quality products. If only SCO Unix-tan could wind up in better hands, she'd have the same hope for a resurgence as Solaris-tan has at the moment. ^___^


I imagine she dresses something like a businesswoman, too...and for some reason, I see her with blueish hair and gray eyes...

QuoteIf you do choose to draw AROS-chan, I'd be greatly indebted to you. ^___^
Amiga-san really does deserve children. ^__^


I just might...I was reading the post in the OS-tan annex about her, it's a very thorough design and I'll likely use that as my guide. Since the AROS mascot has long white hair and yellow eyes, I'd might use those for the design, too.

Added after 12 hours 29 minutes:

An outline of Amiga-sama and Win2.0-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/114outline.png)

The scale was a little hard to get because of the pose...I'll probably do another picture, because I wasn't very pleased with 2.0-tan's hair...perhaps a bit longer, and a little more...disheveled...plus, I didn't really like their clothes.

a veeeeery rough sketch of VMS-san...I suppose this is after she started to go fringe...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/115sketch.png)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 20, 2007, 10:57:53 pm
*stares at avi*  AHA!!  So that's the viscious 95-tan I know.  `v'
Awwww yeah, the aged one shows her TRUE colors.  ^.^

Quote*Theatrically yells* The prophecies are coming to life! Muhahaha!!!


Fufufu... indeed they are,... I predict in 5 years, we'll finally see Open3.1-sama.  ^.^
And then the Captain can have her power his entire red Dell laptop of his and then all will be well in the world.  ^.^

QuoteThanks! I really like her character...even though Homeko and Saseko are my favorite OS-tans (by association with my favorite OS), Amiga seems to be the nicest.


Thank you. ^.^
But of course, surely one with an appropriate spanish name likes yours would appreciate an OS-tan with a similarly-appropriate spanish name.  ^v^

QuoteIt was just a sketch...I wasn't even sure who the character would be...thanks for the help, though! I'll work on it!


Nonono... in Bella's world, there is no sketch.  There is only masterpiece and then uber-masterpiece.  ^__^

.....................Don't mind me, I'm just being abnormally-flattering tonight.  -v-'

QuoteI imagine she dresses something like a businesswoman, too...and for some reason, I see her with blueish hair and gray eyes...


Coincdentally, I also imaged Xenix-san with pale-blue hair, probably because I couldn't shake off the image of Zephiris as her character base (at least at the time, although later I considered Wilhelmina from 'Shakugan no Shana' as well).  Even used Zephiris' picture as a placeholder for Xenix-tan in Windows 1.0-tan's family picture frame:

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/WindowsPortrait.jpg

QuoteI just might...I was reading the post in the OS-tan annex about her, it's a very thorough design and I'll likely use that as my guide. Since the AROS mascot has long white hair and yellow eyes, I'd might use those for the design, too.


Perfect.  ^___^
Many months ago, I discussed some preconcept ideas about AROS-chan with Raffaele-san,... though sadly, that PM has been lost forever to the Sentbox mail cap.  -v-'

But it essentially covered everything I told you, plus the yellow eyes.  Though her overall appearance should be cute as a button, she would actually have some very remarkable and imposing pair of eyes.  

She's still a fairly immature OS, so a child-type suits her best I think -- for that reason, I'd recommend only shoulder-length hair at most.  Long flowing white hair would probably suit her best when she's a little older.  ^__^

QuoteAn outline of Amiga-sama and Win2.0-tan:


QuoteThe scale was a little hard to get because of the pose...I'll probably do another picture, because I wasn't very pleased with 2.0-tan's hair...perhaps a bit longer, and a little more...disheveled...plus, I didn't really like their clothes.


Okay, major swoon factor here!  ^v^

*SWOOOOOOOOOOOONS!*

,
,
,
,
,

*deswoons*

Just remember the whole scale thing is really just a recommendation, but you're free to draw whatever you'd like of course.  Unlike some people I used to know 'round these parts, I ain't gonna look a gift horse in the mouth, no siree....  ^___^

For instance, 2.0-chan's hair is okay, although if you really want to make something long, then probably just her bangs will do.  ^__^

You may not like their clothes in sketch mode,... I mean, "masterpiece" mode... ^.^ ......but I'm sure they'd shine in color.  ^___^

On the other hand, if you still want to represent the scale, perhaps you can try making 2.0-chan lie her head on Amiga-san's lap, and Amiga perhaps stroking 2.0-chan's hair with her left hand, while her right continues to be grasped by the young girl.  ^__^

Quotea veeeeery rough sketch of VMS-san...I suppose this is after she started to go fringe...


Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeah!!!  ^v^

*cool swoon*

.
,
,
,
,
,
,

*deswoons*

I can see her passing for NT-tan's long-lost and evidently quite kick-ass mother.  ^.^

Fantastabulous job, especially with the dagger weapon on her left hand.

Just do want to apologize, cause I think I might've misled you.  When I think of cleavers wielded by warriors, I'm thinking of something a little,......

...Longer....  ^^;

(http://japanimation.com/jstore/figures/img/nr80690.gif)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 22, 2007, 04:26:41 pm
Would you look at that? I did a background :D

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Project3.png)

Quote*stares at avi* AHA!! So that's the viscious 95-tan I know. `v'
Awwww yeah, the aged one shows her TRUE colors. ^.^


The vicious 95-tan we know and love, eh? Speaking of which, I've been upgraded to 98! I did a lot of work on comps running 98 and 98SE, so Hacchan and Secchan are pretty well liked by me :)

QuoteFufufu... indeed they are,... I predict in 5 years, we'll finally see Open3.1-sama. ^.^
And then the Captain can have her power his entire red Dell laptop of his and then all will be well in the world. ^.^


That'd be cool. I really can't see what the harm would be to M$ by open sourcing their old Windows releases...I mean, there's no real market for them anyway....

QuoteThank you. ^.^
But of course, surely one with an appropriate spanish name likes yours would appreciate an OS-tan with a similarly-appropriate spanish name. ^v^


Heehee...I don't even know where I got 'Bella' from. I guess it was from my DeviantArt name, Bella Cielo, which translated to Spanish (or Italian) means 'beautiful sky'...that's a whole other story, though...

QuoteNonono... in Bella's world, there is no sketch. There is only masterpiece and then uber-masterpiece. ^__^

.....................Don't mind me, I'm just being abnormally-flattering tonight. -v-'

Quote
Okay, major swoon factor here! ^v^

*SWOOOOOOOOOOOONS!*

,
,
,
,
,

*deswoons*

Just remember the whole scale thing is really just a recommendation, but you're free to draw whatever you'd like of course. Unlike some people I used to know 'round these parts, I ain't gonna look a gift horse in the mouth, no siree.... ^___^

For instance, 2.0-chan's hair is okay, although if you really want to make something long, then probably just her bangs will do. ^__^

You may not like their clothes in sketch mode,... I mean, "masterpiece" mode... ^.^ ......but I'm sure they'd shine in color. ^___^

On the other hand, if you still want to represent the scale, perhaps you can try making 2.0-chan lie her head on Amiga-san's lap, and Amiga perhaps stroking 2.0-chan's hair with her left hand, while her right continues to be grasped by the young girl. ^__^


First off, thank you! I don't know if 2.0-chan's hair will necessarily be longer, perhaps just a little more messy than usual (seeing as she's very broken up about her family...hairstyling might not be on the top of her to-do list), and I'm also trying to think of more interesting clothes...Perhaps 2.0-chan will wear something along the lines of a light house robe, over a dress (again, not too worried about her appearance at the moment)...but Amiga will be wearing something more done-up.

QuoteAwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeah!!! ^v^

*cool swoon*

.
,
,
,
,
,
,

*deswoons*

I can see her passing for NT-tan's long-lost and evidently quite kick-ass mother. ^.^

Fantastabulous job, especially with the dagger weapon on her left hand.

Just do want to apologize, cause I think I might've misled you. When I think of cleavers wielded by warriors, I'm thinking of something a little,......

...Longer.... ^^;


NT-san has a kickass mama, booyaa!

Awww...I should of known it'd be an...er...stylized weapon, rather than what you may find in a butcher's shop, XD Oh well, that's why I do sketches!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 23, 2007, 01:15:46 am
Awesome stuff here three.... damn, you guys are just awesome, no?!  ^__^

In any case, I repeat,... please hold that thought,,...
Will be right back.  ^___________^'

*rushes off to take care of ongoing business*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 24, 2007, 12:43:03 am
Sorry to keep you waiting.  ^^

Now then,... let's... get... respondin'.... ^^

QuoteWould you look at that? I did a background


Hmmm,... now that you mention it, you've never actually drawn your BGs before, haven't you?  '__'
Not sure how often you do them, but I think it came out very well.  The mountains, for instance, are very well-rendered,... though it's a shame that the fine details are hard to distinguish with all the white.  -.-

QuoteThe vicious 95-tan we know and love, eh? Speaking of which, I've been upgraded to 98! I did a lot of work on comps running 98 and 98SE, so Hacchan and Secchan are pretty well liked by me


I've only been out for a few hours, and already you've changed your avi to the 98 sisters.  ^^
I'm gonna miss snarling at the 95-tan one, but I can definitely get used to those cuties.  ^.^

QuoteThat'd be cool. I really can't see what the harm would be to M$ by open sourcing their old Windows releases...I mean, there's no real market for them anyway....


I guess they figure that even a free Windows platform would jeopardize their monopoly,... after all, with all the millions of OSS tools lying around, and a horde of volunteer programmers itching to improve the Windows Kernel, it wouldn't take long for an Open3.1-sama to reach or even surpass the capabilities of Vista.  (No Aero?  Just slap on Beryl and you're already light years ahead.)  ^^;

QuoteFirst off, thank you! I don't know if 2.0-chan's hair will necessarily be longer, perhaps just a little more messy than usual (seeing as she's very broken up about her family...hairstyling might not be on the top of her to-do list), and I'm also trying to think of more interesting clothes...Perhaps 2.0-chan will wear something along the lines of a light house robe, over a dress (again, not too worried about her appearance at the moment)...but Amiga will be wearing something more done-up.


*squeals with delight*

Sorry, just get uncharacteristically giddy at the mention of Amiga-san.... Don't know why, really.... ^^'

*wags tail*

2.0-chan's a mason on the side, so she's already a little on the untidy side.  The slightly unkept hair, therefore, is an excellent idea on all accounts.  Aside from clothing, I see you have an excellent way of expressing emotion in your characters.  ^__^

QuoteNT-san has a kickass mama, booyaa!


*frames phrase on wall*

That one is classic.  ^___^

QuoteAwww...I should of known it'd be an...er...stylized weapon, rather than what you may find in a butcher's shop, XD Oh well, that's why I do sketches!


Again with the "S" word.... -v-

I think you mean "Masterpieces", no?  `v'

In any event, the idea for VMS-sama wielding a sword was to draw a parallel with NT-tan, who (although not shown very often with it) once wielded a broad sword...

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Windows%20NT/1090603728156.jpg)

I'm assuming that NT in turn probably helped 95-tan train in swordsmanship as well (although the latter preferring an eastern blade).  Neither of them, however, could have taken on a grandmaster like VMS-tan (at least not in a direct fight), so I wanted a sword that was large and exotic enough to reflect a credible sense of power.  Certainly the shark teeth lend the giant cleaver a very primordial and ancient feel to it -- cause as we all know, nothing can ever overpower mother nature.  ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 24, 2007, 01:29:35 am
Amiga-sama and 2.0-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copyof116-2.png)

And a URL to a larger pic:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copyof116-1.png

The other pictures really weren't jumping out at me...so I went in a different direction. This was drawn in just an hour or so...I think it's quite a bit more interesting than the last.

QuoteHmmm,... now that you mention it, you've never actually drawn your BGs before, haven't you? '__'
Not sure how often you do them, but I think it came out very well. The mountains, for instance, are very well-rendered,... though it's a shame that the fine details are hard to distinguish with all the white. -.-


Yeah, I usually don't do backgrounds...But I was somewhat bored, so I gave it a try XD

QuoteI guess they figure that even a free Windows platform would jeopardize their monopoly,... after all, with all the millions of OSS tools lying around, and a horde of volunteer programmers itching to improve the Windows Kernel, it wouldn't take long for an Open3.1-sama to reach or even surpass the capabilities of Vista. (No Aero? Just slap on Beryl and you're already light years ahead.) ^^;


Beryl? *I'm coming Open 3.1!!!* I think you've told me why M$ wouldn't open source their old OS's...

Quote*frames phrase on wall*

That one is classic. ^___^


;097

QuoteIn any event, the idea for VMS-sama wielding a sword was to draw a parallel with NT-tan, who (although not shown very often with it) once wielded a broad sword...


QuoteI'm assuming that NT in turn probably helped 95-tan train in swordsmanship as well (although the latter preferring an eastern blade). Neither of them, however, could have taken on a grandmaster like VMS-tan (at least not in a direct fight), so I wanted a sword that was large and exotic enough to reflect a credible sense of power. Certainly the shark teeth lend the giant cleaver a very primordial and ancient feel to it -- cause as we all know, nothing can ever overpower mother nature. ^__^


You know, I've always pictured NT-san as so much of a mother-figure that I've never really thought about her helping to train 95-tan...I like crazy fighting NT-san  ;010
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 24, 2007, 11:39:40 pm
Oh yeah, and a few...erm...(I can't use "sketches," can I XD) Pre-concept drawings?

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/118.png)

Left to right: Kubuntu-tan (Ubuntu's like-minded sister...although her hair, eyes and dress will probably be blueish), SCO-Unix-tan (clutching her lawsuit file, appropriately), and Elive-tan (A very pretty Linux-tan...I envision her as looking a *little* like Mac-tan, because Enlightenment desktop environment reminds me a *little* of OS X)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 25, 2007, 12:06:46 am
Ooooooooh,... unexpected twist.... @v@

Okay then,... time to take out my trusty check pen.... ^__^

*draws up list of criteria*

Lesse....

Amiga-san...  CHECK
Orange hair... CHECK
Ponytail... CHECK
Sakurish bangs... CHECK
Rainbow eyes... CHECK
Cute expression... CHECK
New dress... CHECK [though sadly, I can't see much of it... ;__;)

2.0-chan... CHECK
Black helmet hair with frontal strands... CHECK
Two long bangs... CHECK
Mediterranean blue eyes... CHECK
Sad expression w/tears... CHECK
Dark blue dress... CHECK [very loligoth like... ^^]
Leggings... CHECK

*tallies results*

Abd the total comes down to.....

THREE swoons plus interest for this latest masterpiece!  ^v^

Starting.... right.......... now!  ^__^

*SWOON*

*SWOON*

*SWOON*

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*plus interest swooning*

Even though it is different from the last one, I still like that and definitely have to compliment you for the time-savings you got.  Fast artwork is sustainable artwork... *sighs* I sure do miss that.....  Â¯v¯

QuoteBeryl? *I'm coming Open 3.1!!!* I think you've told me why M$ wouldn't open source their old OS's...


Well, with each passing day, the big M$ gives me new reasons to question their motives.  -v-'
I know, for example, that Dell's decision to extend distribution of your beloved Saseko, despite being a popular move to the consumers, was essentially a jab in the gut for Microsoft.  A company that desperately wants to cram Vista down your throat, come hell or high water, is likely never gonna consider an Open 3.1-sama until they seriously risk going the way of Commodore.... ^^'

QuoteYou know, I've always pictured NT-san as so much of a mother-figure that I've never really thought about her helping to train 95-tan...I like crazy fighting NT-san


Don't be surprised,... you and everyone else essentially pictured NT-san as a mother-figure and nothing but.  However, with every sweet and gentle mother, there was at one point a bouncing baby, a jubilant juvenile and a terrible teen.  ^^;

There's at least a good 3-year gap between NT-san's appearance in 1993 and Inu-T's [NT 4.0's] birth,... and that during the height of the OS Wars.  The story of 95-tan capturing the consumer market for M$ is only half the story -- what's not very well discussed is that, concurrent to 95-tan's blitz, NT-tan was busy exploiting the post-Unix Wars chaos to secure a GOOD CHUNK of the server market (also robbing that market away from OS/2-tan, if I might add).  -v-'

Now,... if the young warmongering 95-tan was most definitely not her demure self that she pretends to be now, as illustrated here....

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Comics/normal_tw-95_10_years_ago-en.jpg)

...then there's absolutely NO WAY I'm gonna believe NT-tan conquered her market niche with love and peace,... certainly not when she's older and more mysterious than 95-tan.  That there girl has a history, I tell ya!  `v'

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Oh, and you added another awesome picture while I was typing.  ^___^

*stares at Pre-concept drawings*

.......................................Okay,....
I'll let you off the hook this time,.... but just this once, 'kay?  `v'

Kubuntu-sama,... ++Good!!
If I ever envisioned a Kubuntu-tan, I would make it just like her (maybe a bit taller).  ^___^

SCO Unix-chan is perfect (though still up to her legalistic mischief).  I think the expression is perfect for mom (Xenix-tan), although her hair might be longer and naturally the clothing on the aniquated style.  

Elive-tan,... beeeeeeautiful.  ^v^
Too bad the distros is still not fully-developed yet, but it is amazing what they've done with it.  Certainly a good vision of what Linux COULD look like with an excellent design concept.  ^___^
Yes please make her like a Mac-tan,... that way, you'll satiate my Leopard withdrawal (damn you Apple for depriving me of my potential Tablet Mac!!  ^0^).
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on April 25, 2007, 12:34:01 am
Wow, it been a while since I've been in here! Gomen nasai! ^^'
Plenty of things to comment on, unfortunately time is a luxury I have but little of right now. -.-
*Bows Apologetically*

Okay a quick overview

VMS-tan
Wow, I entirely forgot about her! That's a great sketch, I can't wait to see the finished product. You have once more confirmed that you are a great artist ^__^

XP-tan skiing
Ooh! Nifty background! It really enhances the drawing!

2.0-tan and Amiga-tan
Aww! Precious! I would never have thought to draw those two together, but you've done a wonderful job of it. You are now a level 4 artist in my book! ^o^

Pre-concept sketches
Ahem, I do believe we decided on "Masterpiece" coming before "Uber-Masterpeice," not "Pre-Concept!" ^-^

Regardless of what you call them, they look fabulous!
Kubuntu-tan has a pretty dress!
the look on SCO UNIX-tan's face suits her perfectly, and the lawsuit in her hands makes me laugh!
Elive-tan look rather elegant! Somewhat like a sophisticated noblewoman!


Okay, I'm all out of time!
Sumi masen!
*Bows his way out of the thread*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 25, 2007, 11:53:27 pm
QuoteEven though it is different from the last one, I still like that and definitely have to compliment you for the time-savings you got. Fast artwork is sustainable artwork... *sighs* I sure do miss that..... ¯v¯


Thanks! I figured it wasn't working out with the other picture, so I decided to draw something completely different. I get stuck with some pictures every once and awhile...then it seems the best thing to do is just try something else.

QuoteWell, with each passing day, the big M$ gives me new reasons to question their motives. -v-'
I know, for example, that Dell's decision to extend distribution of your beloved Saseko, despite being a popular move to the consumers, was essentially a jab in the gut for Microsoft. A company that desperately wants to cram Vista down your throat, come hell or high water, is likely never gonna consider an Open 3.1-sama until they seriously risk going the way of Commodore.... ^^'


*Nooooooo!* But really, this is one rare time when I can say I've actually liked something Dell has done...here's hoping that Vista is just to hold buyers out until "Blackcomb" (or "Vienna" or whatever the heck...) comes out...like ME was on the way to XP...

QuoteDon't be surprised,... you and everyone else essentially pictured NT-san as a mother-figure and nothing but. However, with every sweet and gentle mother, there was at one point a bouncing baby, a jubilant juvenile and a terrible teen. ^^;

There's at least a good 3-year gap between NT-san's appearance in 1993 and Inu-T's [NT 4.0's] birth,... and that during the height of the OS Wars. The story of 95-tan capturing the consumer market for M$ is only half the story -- what's not very well discussed is that, concurrent to 95-tan's blitz, NT-tan was busy exploiting the post-Unix Wars chaos to secure a GOOD CHUNK of the server market (also robbing that market away from OS/2-tan, if I might add). -v-'


Quote...then there's absolutely NO WAY I'm gonna believe NT-tan conquered her market niche with love and peace,... certainly not when she's older and more mysterious than 95-tan. That there girl has a history, I tell ya! `v'


*must...do...an NT...battle scene...*

QuoteVMS-tan
Wow, I entirely forgot about her! That's a great sketch, I can't wait to see the finished product. You have once more confirmed that you are a great artist ^__^

XP-tan skiing
Ooh! Nifty background! It really enhances the drawing!

2.0-tan and Amiga-tan
Aww! Precious! I would never have thought to draw those two together, but you've done a wonderful job of it. You are now a level 4 artist in my book! ^o^


Thank you Tsubashi!

QuoteKubuntu-sama,... ++Good!!
If I ever envisioned a Kubuntu-tan, I would make it just like her (maybe a bit taller). ^___^


QuoteKubuntu-tan has a pretty dress!


Meh, nothings to scale, really...I wanted to make her look similar to her sister, but still unique.

QuoteSCO Unix-chan is perfect (though still up to her legalistic mischief). I think the expression is perfect for mom (Xenix-tan), although her hair might be longer and naturally the clothing on the aniquated style.


Quotethe look on SCO UNIX-tan's face suits her perfectly, and the lawsuit in her hands makes me laugh!


What would SCO Unix-tan be without her lawsuits, now? XD

QuoteElive-tan,... beeeeeeautiful. ^v^
Too bad the distros is still not fully-developed yet, but it is amazing what they've done with it. Certainly a good vision of what Linux COULD look like with an excellent design concept. ^___^
Yes please make her like a Mac-tan,... that way, you'll satiate my Leopard withdrawal (damn you Apple for depriving me of my potential Tablet Mac!! ^0^).


QuoteElive-tan look rather elegant! Somewhat like a sophisticated noblewoman!


Thanks! Just a little side note, Elive-tan's hairstyle and tiara come from Elive's (and Enlightenment's) logo.

And today I did two sketches...(I've been very sketchy lately!)

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/119.png)

The left is Apple I-sama, based off of Aurora's design; and to the right is Xenix-sama, holding an unidentified baby...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 27, 2007, 02:41:41 pm
*trots in*

Yo!
Sorry I've been away for a while.  Just cause the flooding was over doesn't mean nothing else had to be done around here,... especially now that more torrents are on the way.  -v-'

Anyway, I don't see many posts after the one that Tsubashi-san and I left,... methinks I better start dragging some of those Lounge Threadies over here by the ears....  `v'

In any case, what do we have today.... -v-

QuoteThanks! I figured it wasn't working out with the other picture, so I decided to draw something completely different. I get stuck with some pictures every once and awhile...then it seems the best thing to do is just try something else.


*glances sideways*

Hehe... tell me about it.... ¬v¬

Quote*must...do...an NT...battle scene...*


In one of my many pointless brainstorming sessions, I envisioned a Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back parody with VMS-sama in her fringe armor and cleaver offering her gloved hand to a freaked out NT-tan hanging from an antenna while clutching a broken broad sword (very famous scene,... surely you know about it, including what VMS-sama is probably saying in said scene.... -v-).
Not what you're looking for I know, but just thought I'd throw that out before it disappears into obscurity.  -.-

QuoteMeh, nothings to scale, really...I wanted to make her look similar to her sister, but still unique.


No problemo... btw, don't mind me in that respect, but I've always been a critic of the general lack of tall women in anime (understandable given the country, but then nearly all anime women are given western features to begin with... -v-').  In fairness, western media has been guilty of that as well, if not more so.... ^.^

Naturally, I tip the scale whenever feasible.  ^__~

QuoteWhat would SCO Unix-tan be without her lawsuits, now? XD


A "JOU".  ^^;

(= "Just Another Unix")

Unix-tans are simply much TOO proud to accept mediocracy, so most of them will do anything to throw their weight around even if it just ends up lowering them in the eyes of sane people.  ^____^;

QuoteThanks! Just a little side note, Elive-tan's hairstyle and tiara come from Elive's (and Enlightenment's) logo.


Granted it also gives her a slight "Statue Of Liberty" resemblance, I think it's a fantastic touch.  ^___^
I'm tempted to download the distro and run it on one of my 32-bit machines just to check her out!  ^v^


QuoteAnd today I did two sketches...(I've been very sketchy lately!)


QuoteThe left is Apple I-sama, based off of Aurora's design; and to the right is Xenix-sama, holding an unidentified baby...


You enjoy watching me swoon, don't you?  `v'

Must resist..... ¯__¯

Can't.....

Give in.............

To the "bella" artwork...........  Â¯o¯

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Ah, what the hell..... -v-

*SWOONS*

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*deswoons*

Gorgeousness level is up 15% on these and they're still only in the M-A-S-T-E-R-P-I-E-C-E phase (I take it that was what you meant to say, no...? -v-)

It's a very interesting premise, cause even though Apple I-san is 3 years her senior, Xenix-san has the entire Unix lineage behind her, which even then was quite old.  They should have been enemies, but I've always considered that perhaps one of the driving forces behind Xenix-san's willingness to help the fledgling Microsoft (aside from loyalty) was to help spread computing even further to the masses.  Perhaps as an unconscious rebellion to the Unix Family, which at the time was VERY elitist and technocratic.  So she would always respect the early efforts of consumer OS-tans, even if she were forced to skirmish with them every once in a while; and she would definitely hold Apple I-tan in high regard, as she essentially ignited the revolution.

Then again [without holding back irony], that would also mean her daughter opted to rebel against her mother's beliefs and return back to her roots,... but then, it's not like you haven't seen THAT story repeat itself over and over throughout countless generations.  ^^;

BTW, the picture looks like a snapshot of the past to me, so I'm gonna venture to guess that the baby is MSDOS-tan.  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 27, 2007, 04:15:07 pm
What you get when you let one person with very little knowledge of Photoshop play with Photoshop...and would you look at that, I finally finished Homeko!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Whistler-1.jpg)

And a bigger link:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Whistler.jpg

My dad's computer runs PS. I've used it before, but I never really liked it that much (although, I am practicing on it)...Anyhow, I was bored yesterday I decided to mess around with it and see what I came up with (I used PS for the background and effects, Picture It for the actual characters).

QuoteIn one of my many pointless brainstorming sessions, I envisioned a Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back parody with VMS-sama in her fringe armor and cleaver offering her gloved hand to a freaked out NT-tan hanging from an antenna while clutching a broken broad sword (very famous scene,... surely you know about it, including what VMS-sama is probably saying in said scene.... -v-).
Not what you're looking for I know, but just thought I'd throw that out before it disappears into obscurity. -.-


Not a bad idea at all :) I was recently trying to think of who NT-san would battle...probably just about any Linux, Unix or sever-tan (especially one with a sword!)...

QuoteUnix-tans are simply much TOO proud to accept mediocracy, so most of them will do anything to throw their weight around even if it just ends up lowering them in the eyes of sane people. ^____^;


Snobs! XD

QuoteGranted it also gives her a slight "Statue Of Liberty" resemblance, I think it's a fantastic touch.


Exactly what I thought! Heehee...

QuoteIt's a very interesting premise, cause even though Apple I-san is 3 years her senior, Xenix-san has the entire Unix lineage behind her, which even then was quite old. They should have been enemies, but I've always considered that perhaps one of the driving forces behind Xenix-san's willingness to help the fledgling Microsoft (aside from loyalty) was to help spread computing even further to the masses. Perhaps as an unconscious rebellion to the Unix Family, which at the time was VERY elitist and technocratic. So she would always respect the early efforts of consumer OS-tans, even if she were forced to skirmish with them every once in a while; and she would definitely hold Apple I-tan in high regard, as she essentially ignited the revolution.

Then again [without holding back irony], that would also mean her daughter opted to rebel against her mother's beliefs and return back to her roots,... but then, it's not like you haven't seen THAT story repeat itself over and over throughout countless generations. ^^;

BTW, the picture looks like a snapshot of the past to me, so I'm gonna venture to guess that the baby is MSDOS-tan. ^.^


I always though Apple I-sama would be very down to earth and likable...never really saw her as much of a fighter like some of her 'daughters' later on. As for Xenix-sama, I wasn't really sure who the baby was...although, with the pigtail, it could be MSDOS-tan.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on April 28, 2007, 01:43:43 pm
*stares suspiciously at Homeko*

I know it's cute, but I still can't shake off the feeling it's a trap....
Betcha she has YAOI tucked away in that snowboard somewhere.... ¬v¬'

QuoteMy dad's computer runs PS. I've used it before, but I never really liked it that much (although, I am practicing on it)...Anyhow, I was bored yesterday I decided to mess around with it and see what I came up with (I used PS for the background and effects, Picture It for the actual characters).


If memory serves, I didn't like PS either when I first used it.  I preferred Paintshop plus another crappy imaged editor I liked in that era.  But events progressed to the point where I had no choice but to use Photoshop frequently (for game editing) -- and after a while, all that practice made me PS proficient.

History repeated itself with Inkscape and I'm hoping I can get used to GIMP or Krita somewhat so I can be 100% weened off of Photoshop.  -.-

QuoteNot a bad idea at all I was recently trying to think of who NT-san would battle...probably just about any Linux, Unix or sever-tan (especially one with a sword!)...


Had to be someone weak or sufficiently distracted.  The original Windows NT was quite unstable and problematic, and didn't actually get better until later releases (Inu-T for example).  That it captured such a large portion of that market highlights M$ power of persuasion over engineering.  ^^;

Incidentally, I forgot to mention that the original NT was M$ first (and last) attempt to make a full-scale operating system compatible with non-x86 architectures.  (The exception is CE-tan, but that hardly counts.... -v-)  Wikipedia offers the Intel IA-32, MIPS, Alpha, PowerPC and SPARC processor architectures as examples.  That being said, I reckon NT-tan would be the polylinguist of the family, or perhaps an ambassador of sorts.  ^.^

QuoteSnobs! XD


Hehe... well, they used to be the Windows of their era, and like any presitigious family they hate being on the wrong side of the fence.  ^___^
Maybe after the Linux Revolution, the old guard Windows-tans will start to act weird and petty themselves.  -v-;

QuoteI always though Apple I-sama would be very down to earth and likable...never really saw her as much of a fighter like some of her 'daughters' later on. As for Xenix-sama, I wasn't really sure who the baby was...although, with the pigtail, it could be MSDOS-tan.


No that's right, I never envisioned I-san being a fighter either -- even if she had the spirit, there was simply no one to fight in her day.  ^__^'
The full-fledged OS-tans of her day probably only viewed her as a toy system -- to them, it might have even been considered offensive wasting even 10 seconds of breath on a mere peasant girl.  -.-
So life for her in her youth must have been pretty lonely, at least until her daughter and her "friends" (Commodre PET, Atari 80bit, TRS-80) emerged to ignite their own revolution.  ^.^

Oh, and I say that's two "yays" for MSDOS-tan.  ^v^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on April 30, 2007, 01:55:26 am
Ta-da!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copyofsnowscenecopy-1.jpg)

larger pic:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copyofsnowscenecopy.jpg

It's AROS-san and Puppy Linux-tan! AROS-san is based off of a lot of what was already posted about her. Puppy Linux-tan is smart and friendly, somewhat small in stature, with a very playful, fun loving attitude. She likes dressing in different outfits...and sometimes she's even been known to cosplay as other OS-tans (especially the Windows-tans!) I made her blonde because the Puppy Linux mascot is a Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab kinda dog...
Here they are in a snowball fight...no idea why they're on the ice...XD

QuoteI know it's cute, but I still can't shake off the feeling it's a trap....
Betcha she has YAOI tucked away in that snowboard somewhere.... ¬v¬'


Nobody ever said she didn't have any yaoi with her...O___O

QuoteIf memory serves, I didn't like PS either when I first used it. I preferred Paintshop plus another crappy imaged editor I liked in that era. But events progressed to the point where I had no choice but to use Photoshop frequently (for game editing) -- and after a while, all that practice made me PS proficient.

History repeated itself with Inkscape and I'm hoping I can get used to GIMP or Krita somewhat so I can be 100% weened off of Photoshop. -.-


I got bored with Picture It, so now I'm trying to work with PS more.

QuoteHad to be someone weak or sufficiently distracted. The original Windows NT was quite unstable and problematic, and didn't actually get better until later releases (Inu-T for example). That it captured such a large portion of that market highlights M$ power of persuasion over engineering. ^^;


I didn't know NT was that instable. But...I wonder if Inu-T ever got in any 'dogfights', as this 'battle suit' pic suggests:

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=30&pos=117

QuoteIncidentally, I forgot to mention that the original NT was M$ first (and last) attempt to make a full-scale operating system compatible with non-x86 architectures. (The exception is CE-tan, but that hardly counts.... -v-) Wikipedia offers the Intel IA-32, MIPS, Alpha, PowerPC and SPARC processor architectures as examples. That being said, I reckon NT-tan would be the polylinguist of the family, or perhaps an ambassador of sorts. ^.^


Gosh...Now I'm thinking about what language the OS-tans talk in....I mean, most younger OS-tans could probably talk (In reference to Windows, Macs, etc, having support for networks together...), but would the old timers have to have a translator...or, is it that I have too much spare time on my hands XD  

QuoteHehe... well, they used to be the Windows of their era, and like any presitigious family they hate being on the wrong side of the fence. ^___^
Maybe after the Linux Revolution, the old guard Windows-tans will start to act weird and petty themselves. -v-;


Weirder than they are now? XD

QuoteNo that's right, I never envisioned I-san being a fighter either -- even if she had the spirit, there was simply no one to fight in her day. ^__^'


I wonder what she'd think of her later relatives! She was probably the only Apple-tan that didn't have any conflicts (although the OS X's are doing pretty well...)

QuoteThe full-fledged OS-tans of her day probably only viewed her as a toy system -- to them, it might have even been considered offensive wasting even 10 seconds of breath on a mere peasant girl. -.-
So life for her in her youth must have been pretty lonely, at least until her daughter and her "friends" (Commodre PET, Atari 80bit, TRS-80) emerged to ignite their own revolution. ^.^


It's always those west cost 'hippies' that get things started ;010
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 01, 2007, 04:01:45 pm
QuoteTa-da!


No no no!!

I insist you give that tapestry the respect it deserves....  ^-^

Ta-da!

No but seriously, I'd swoon now, but technically-speaking that's the reason I haven't shown up here in two days.  The picture merited two whole days of delightful unconsciousness.  ^^

First off, incredible, remarkable, gorgeous, beautiful, mind-blowing, stick-me-over-a-spit-and-roast-ye-some-pork-cracklings job on AROS-chan!!!  ^V^

This is oh so identical to how I envisioned her, it's like you opened my brain and scooped the contents outs -- only you applied your patented Fantastic Fashion Foreknowledgeâ,,¢ to add great distinction  to her look (the fluffy fur color harmonizes perfectly with her thick white hair).  ^v^
Between your AROS-chan and Raffaele's MorphOS-chan, the circle is complete..... ^__^
Before I leave, it is my destiny to unite mother and daughters in my most beautiful picture ever created!  ^v^

Kudos to pairing her up with Puppy Linux, btw!  Makes sense: open source kitten and puppy playing together and being friends (even if one clearly is more capable than the other).  ^^
She is remarkably cute too, and her ponytail does look like a golden retriever's tail.  ^__^

(Puppy Linux, btw, is a very cute installation for any computer down to a 486... ^^)

Not sure why they're on the ice either, but for me seeing those darling young OS-tans playing a light-hearted game is light years better than watching those over-endowed and/or yaoi-reading rich kids ski....  -v-

*sighs happily*

QuoteI didn't know NT was that instable. But...I wonder if Inu-T ever got in any 'dogfights', as this 'battle suit' pic suggests:


I reckon that all modern OS-tans have to be able to fight at some point (otherwise, they'd be widely exposed to viruses, hackers and competitors).  The only exception might be niche oSes, academic ones and really old ones (such as Apple I and EXEC, who were essentially the only markets in their day).  ^^'

Inu-T was definitely a huge improvement over the original NT 3.1, naturally superceded later by everyone's favorite Windows 2K-tan.  ^__^
(XP, by comparison, would be considered as some as a slight downgrade... -v-')

QuoteGosh...Now I'm thinking about what language the OS-tans talk in....I mean, most younger OS-tans could probably talk (In reference to Windows, Macs, etc, having support for networks together...), but would the old timers have to have a translator...or, is it that I have too much spare time on my hands XD


No no, think about these small details as much as you'd like (I certainly do).  ^__^
It really does depend on what we want to personify as language -- either the actual programming languages they support, or the processor architectures they run.  It's a tricky matter, since (for example) NT-tan could "talk" to more processors than XP-tan can, but XP-tan can "talk" more programming languages (such as .NET) which weren't around in NT-tan's day.  Ultimately, though, I'd rather stick to processors, since languages evolved based on location, which to an OS-tan would be the equivalent of the machine.  If you only know English, you can only live comfortably in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, the Commonwealth's, etc., but if you know Spanish and French as well, the number of potential homes increases several times fold.  ^^

QuoteWeirder than they are now? XD


Don't start giving them any ideas.  ^^;

QuoteI wonder what she'd think of her later relatives! She was probably the only Apple-tan that didn't have any conflicts (although the OS X's are doing pretty well...)


Hehe... give her a copy of the Mac Manga and we'll find out.  ^^;

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FYI, for anyone still unfamiliar with AROS (for shame!)....

http://aros.sourceforge.net/

(http://homepage3.nifty.com/toshi3/images2/aros.jpg)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 01, 2007, 10:35:24 pm
QuoteNo but seriously, I'd swoon now, but technically-speaking that's the reason I haven't shown up here in two days. The picture merited two whole days of delightful unconsciousness. ^^

First off, incredible, remarkable, gorgeous, beautiful, mind-blowing, stick-me-over-a-spit-and-roast-ye-some-pork-cracklings job on AROS-chan!!! ^V^

This is oh so identical to how I envisioned her, it's like you opened my brain and scooped the contents outs -- only you applied your patented Fantastic Fashion Foreknowledgeâ,,¢ to add great distinction to her look (the fluffy fur color harmonizes perfectly with her thick white hair). ^v^
Between your AROS-chan and Raffaele's MorphOS-chan, the circle is complete..... ^__^
Before I leave, it is my destiny to unite mother and daughters in my most beautiful picture ever created! ^v^


Thank you! Aros-chan was pretty easy to draw, because so much of the design was already planned...I think Puppy Linux-tan was a great design waiting to be drawn, too.

QuoteNot sure why they're on the ice either,


I think I wanted to try doing a reflection, actually...something to add more 'depth' to the picture.

QuoteNo no, think about these small details as much as you'd like (I certainly do). ^__^
It really does depend on what we want to personify as language -- either the actual programming languages they support, or the processor architectures they run. It's a tricky matter, since (for example) NT-tan could "talk" to more processors than XP-tan can, but XP-tan can "talk" more programming languages (such as .NET) which weren't around in NT-tan's day. Ultimately, though, I'd rather stick to processors, since languages evolved based on location, which to an OS-tan would be the equivalent of the machine. If you only know English, you can only live comfortably in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, the Commonwealth's, etc., but if you know Spanish and French as well, the number of potential homes increases several times fold. ^^


Good points. As for other small details, I'm still pondering the meaning of the internet to these OS-tans...Is it a place they go? A gathering? Or do they just go on a computer? Yep, waaaay too much time on my hands...

A quick design I did today:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/122.png)

Amstrad CPC-tan! She'll wear black clothes, and have a necklace and earrings that look like colorful keys :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 02, 2007, 10:19:30 pm
I just thought of what SCO Unix-san's catchphrase could be in this upcoming comic I might do..."You've been served." Get it? because she's a sever and loves lawsuits, ahahaha! Yeah, maybe not so funny XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 03, 2007, 04:17:56 pm
Sorry, left you for last.  I'll be right back, don't go away -- have uber-load of comments for you (not that that's anything new)!  ^v^

*trots off on errands*

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QuoteThank you! Aros-chan was pretty easy to draw, because so much of the design was already planned...I think Puppy Linux-tan was a great design waiting to be drawn, too.


You flatter us too much.  -v-
She who actually does the drawing deservers 99.9% of the credit.  ^__^
But glad at least we could help anyway,... I'm certainly giddy as a schoolpig to finally have AROS-chan among us.  ^v^

If you think Puppy-chan is a great idea, wait till you decide to pair her with Inu-T.  ^___^

QuoteI think I wanted to try doing a reflection, actually...something to add more 'depth' to the picture.


A commendable experiment!  ^v^
As with my eCS picture, sometimes I too feel like simply adding a different lighting/background feature to test the possibilitie of our trade.  

QuoteGood points. As for other small details, I'm still pondering the meaning of the internet to these OS-tans...Is it a place they go? A gathering? Or do they just go on a computer? Yep, waaaay too much time on my hands...


Have you ever played The Sims before?  I've always envisioned private intranets to be something like neighborhoods, and the internet to be like the Downtown district (plus whatever other "districts" were created after all those half-million expansions released for that game).  I'd probably add some "wildnerness" in there too.  ^^

Since Linuces are inherently social creatures, btw, you can imagine that the "internet" is incredibly important to them.  They give "living off the land" a whole new meaning.  ^____^

QuoteAmstrad CPC-tan! She'll wear black clothes, and have a necklace and earrings that look like colorful keys


WAAAAAI!!!!  A vintage-tan!!!!!  (and a British one at that) ^__^
FYI, before I realized that was an umbrella, I could've sworn I was seeing a Nabashin-sized afro on her head.  ^^'

Don't need to tell you I can't wait, cause by now you should know I never do.  ^.^

*wags tail in anticipation*

QuoteI just thought of what SCO Unix-san's catchphrase could be in this upcoming comic I might do..."You've been served." Get it? because she's a sever and loves lawsuits, ahahaha! Yeah, maybe not so funny XD


Don't worry.  A lot of Linuces think of her and her company as a laughing stock, so you can have her say "The Sky is Blue" and they'll ROTFLOL.  ^.^

That is cute, though,... but more importantly, did I just hear you might be doing a comic?  'v'

Added after 16 minutes:

Oh, and just to recap on a previous point I made before, here's C-chan's Official Pet Peeve Of the Day:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=450500&in_page_id=1770

It makes me so p'd off, I think I'm gonna be sick.  T__T

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Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 08, 2007, 05:28:01 pm
For the past several days I've been traveling from Florida back to my home state of New Hampshire. Our state motto is live free or die...which, I've heard, is also a favorite slogan by some Unix fans!

http://www.unix.org/license-plate.html

I think I'd die if I saw that plate on the road ;010

Anyway, when we'd stop for the night (or afternoon, in some of the warmer states) I got a chance to do a bit of drawing, and coloring, on Photoshop, no less!!!

XPME-tan, my first PS work:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/CopyofXPMCEJPEG.jpg)

Why does nobody like Moseko (is that her name? I forget and I'm to lazy to check XD)? Is it because she wears skimpier clothes than Saseko and is
half as talented? Is it the curse of being a Windows-tan with 'ME' in her name? I don't know, but it sure is sad when you give a character dignity by drawing them in a disco outfit.

Elive-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/CopyofELIVEPNG.png)

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/CopyofELIVEPNG-1.png


Quite the pretty Linux-tan, eh?

Took me long 'nuff, but I finally got those tears (as well as a background, and redone eyes) in that OS/2-Win1.0-chan pic:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/OS2copy.jpg)

And a URL:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/OS2copy-1.jpg

QuoteYou flatter us too much. -v-
She who actually does the drawing deservers 99.9% of the credit. ^__^
But glad at least we could help anyway,... I'm certainly giddy as a schoolpig to finally have AROS-chan among us. ^v^

If you think Puppy-chan is a great idea, wait till you decide to pair her with Inu-T. ^___^


Awww...that would be too cute :D

QuoteA commendable experiment! ^v^
As with my eCS picture, sometimes I too feel like simply adding a different lighting/background feature to test the possibilitie of our trade.


I'm doing that more with my PS pictures, too. I'm like a kid in a candy shop, trying different effects, filters, etc.

QuoteHave you ever played The Sims before? I've always envisioned private intranets to be something like neighborhoods, and the internet to be like the Downtown district (plus whatever other "districts" were created after all those half-million expansions released for that game). I'd probably add some "wildnerness" in there too. ^^

Since Linuces are inherently social creatures, btw, you can imagine that the "internet" is incredibly important to them. They give "living off the land" a whole new meaning. ^____^


Those wild Linux-tans, heehee! I sort of thought the same thing, with, perhaps, the browser-tans being the OS-tans' personal tourguides or something like that.

Next on the roster of unanswered OS-tan metaphors:
Program-tans/kuns...do they work for the OS-tans/kuns, helping them get their jobs done?

QuoteWAAAAAI!!!! A vintage-tan!!!!! (and a British one at that) ^__^
FYI, before I realized that was an umbrella, I could've sworn I was seeing a Nabashin-sized afro on her head. ^^'

Don't need to tell you I can't wait, cause by now you should know I never do. ^.^

*wags tail in anticipation*


lol...just an umbrella.

QuoteDon't worry. A lot of Linuces think of her and her company as a laughing stock, so you can have her say "The Sky is Blue" and they'll ROTFLOL. ^.^

That is cute, though,... but more importantly, did I just hear you might be doing a comic? 'v'


I might...SCO-tan is prime for hilarious material!

QuoteOh, and just to recap on a previous point I made before, here's C-chan's Official Pet Peeve Of the Day:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=450500&in_page_id=1770

It makes me so p'd off, I think I'm gonna be sick. T__T


Geez...what a dork  ;014
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 08, 2007, 06:17:19 pm
Lots of recently-added awesomeness and I haven't commented yet? AAAAAAAH! For shame, Aurora! FOR SHAME!

Both of the winter scenes are very cute! I especially like the one with Puppy-tan and AROS-tan because a puppy girl and a kitty girl skating together on the ice... Who says cats and dogs can't get along? (or in this case catgirls and dog girls?) And now that you made a Puppy-tan, YellowDog-tan also now has a playmate! :D *adds YellowDog-tan+Puppy-tan group picture idea to list of picture ideas*

That Amiga-tan+Windows 2.0-tan picture is beautiful and very emotional! ;019 2.0-tan has such a troubled life and Amiga-tan is there to comfort her because she too has had a troubled life! (Didn't Amiga get screwed over several times? Or does Amiga-tan just have a very good sense of empathy? Or both?)

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I'll have to finish this comment later because I have to get going somewhere!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 08, 2007, 07:23:48 pm
I almost forgot...VMS-sama v. Linux-sama:
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/125S.png)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 08, 2007, 07:43:49 pm
Now where was I?...

SCO Unix-tan = awesome! I especially like how she's holding a lawsuit! The expression on her face suits her very well and has that "Don't look at me or I will sue you!" vibe to it! I also think she will make a great comedy relief character! :D

Kubuntu-tan and Elive-tan look very pretty. And Apple I-tan (thank you for drawing her!) and Xenix-tan

Amstrad CPC-tan looks cool and I like her fashion sense!

Great job with the background on the OS/2-tan + Windows 1.0-tan picture! The once clear, blue sky is turning grey and gloomy as the two girls are being seperated!

Elive-tan in color is even prettier and shiny and very classy! Her dress and hair are like gold and her eyes are like sapphires!

Oh no! I nearly forgot about Moseko! It is strange that she isn't as popular as Saseko because Moseko is even more scantily-clad and aren't the scantily-clad girls the ones most popular with the fanboys? (Or maybe XP Media Center probably isn't used as nearly as much as XP Home and Pro? Heck, I didn't know there was a Media Center version of XP until I've heard of the OS-tans!)

And that VMS-tan is super cool! She strikes me as the psychopathic type! :D But who will win the battle between her and Linux-tan?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 09, 2007, 12:47:04 am
QuoteBoth of the winter scenes are very cute! I especially like the one with Puppy-tan and AROS-tan because a puppy girl and a kitty girl skating together on the ice... Who says cats and dogs can't get along? (or in this case catgirls and dog girls?) And now that you made a Puppy-tan, YellowDog-tan also now has a playmate! *adds YellowDog-tan+Puppy-tan group picture idea to list of picture ideas*


Thanks! A Puppylinux-tan YellowDog-tan pic would be very cute!

QuoteThat Amiga-tan+Windows 2.0-tan picture is beautiful and very emotional! 2.0-tan has such a troubled life and Amiga-tan is there tocomfort her because she too has had a troubled life! (Didn't Amiga get screwed over several times? Or does Amiga-tan just have a very good sense of empathy? Or both?)


From what I've heard, 'Miggy' has had a very tough life but has somehow kept a good outlook. Amiga-sama has great spirit, among so many other OS-tans that have been ruined by their troubled lives :..(

QuoteSCO Unix-tan = awesome! I especially like how she's holding a lawsuit! The expression on her face suits her very well and has that "Don't look at me or I will sue you!" vibe to it! I also think she will make a great comedy relief character!


Bwahaha! I'm beyond surprised nobody has made a SCO-tan before...such a goldmine of possible comedy!

QuoteKubuntu-tan and Elive-tan look very pretty. And Apple I-tan (thank you for drawing her!) and Xenix-tan


We really need to see more of Apple I-sama...I mean, Apple I was probably one of the (if not the!) most important computers ever made :D

QuoteAmstrad CPC-tan looks cool and I like her fashion sense!


I want to make her look sort of 80s style, with an English flare...

QuoteGreat job with the background on the OS/2-tan + Windows 1.0-tan picture! The once clear, blue sky is turning grey and gloomy as the two girls are being seperated!


I decided it was such a good picture I should try and make it a little better.

QuoteElive-tan in color is even prettier and shiny and very classy! Her dress and hair are like gold and her eyes are like sapphires!


I made her look very pretty and elegant because the Enlightenment DE is very elegant...and I made her look a bit like a Mac-tan because Enlightenment reminds me a bit of OS X...

QuoteOh no! I nearly forgot about Moseko! It is strange that she isn't as popular as Saseko because Moseko is even more scantily-clad and aren't the scantily-clad girls the ones most popular with the fanboys? (Or maybe XP Media Center probably isn't used as nearly as much as XP Home and Pro? Heck, I didn't know there was a Media Center version of XP until I've heard of the OS-tans!)


Honestly, I made her cause I felt a little sorry for anyone who has XPME, from an OS-tan point-of-view...Saseko is cute, smart, stable,and has a massive fanboy following. Homeko is...best not to go there, XD, but she has a well-developed character...Moseko...wears a tiny outfit, and, from what I hear, is a little airheaded. That's about all we know regarding her.

QuoteAnd that VMS-tan is super cool! She strikes me as the psychopathic type! But who will win the battle between her and Linux-tan?


C-Chan calls her kickass, you call her psychopathic...dang, I must be doing something right ;010 While I don't think either will "fight to the death", Linux-sama does seem to have her in a tough spot...although, look at VMS-sama...she's ready to trip up Linux-sama and/or get her with the dagger or cleaver...

Right now I'm trying to figure out...IF...I did a comic strip with SCO Unix-tan, who would she be suing, and what characters would appear?

-Since SCO sued Novell, would that be SUSE-tan? UnixWare?
-What OS-tan would represent IBM (Just generic Linux-sama)?
-And Redhat sued back...so would Redhat-tan be 'serving' SCO Unix-tan a lawsuit as well...?
-Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems were said to also be in on the "fun", so should there be a cameo by HP UX-tan, NT-san, and Solaris-tan?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCO-Linux_controversies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_SCO-Linux_controversies
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 10, 2007, 01:40:14 pm
OMG!!!!!  @__@

I see what you mean,... you're back with a vengeance.... ^^;

Chotto matte kudasai while I digest up a lengthy response.....  ^.^;

Added after 12 hours 13 minutes:

*still typing*  ^^;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 10, 2007, 02:06:57 pm
You better watch it there, C-Chan; At this rate, it'll be half of War and Peace your writing, XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 10, 2007, 03:07:17 pm
You're not kidding.... it's already breaking records.  ^^;

*keeps typing furiously*

Added after 28 minutes:

Okay, first order of business....

Let's first say "welcome back" to the bella Bella!  ^__^

*round of applause from audience*

And then let's commend her for her nifty new avatar, although the verdict is still out as to who it is (odds are running in favor of a stylize NT-tan).  ^v^

*more round of applause from audience*

QuoteFor the past several days I've been traveling from Florida back to my home state of New Hampshire. Our state motto is live free or die...which, I've heard, is also a favorite slogan by some Unix fans!


Kudos to comparing all New Hampshirites to *Nix fans, although I'm sure she means selective Unices, cause if she included the Sco-ites in there, the motto would have to be "Live Free then Piss People Off for Living Free, or Else Die".  In any case, let's get some state legislation passed to promote FOSS software like all the cool governments do.  ^.^

QuoteI think I'd die if I saw that plate on the road  


Would you die if you saw that at my office?  ^v^'

*takes quick hop over to http://www.opengroup.org/bookstore/catalog/n900.htm*

QuoteAnyway, when we'd stop for the night (or afternoon, in some of the warmer states) I got a chance to do a bit of drawing, and coloring, on Photoshop, no less!!!

XPME-tan, my first PS work:


Congratulations!!!  ^v^
You are now a proud PS user... no wonder you went to Florida, as you clearly had to go "somewhere" to celebrate.  ^.^

Your work was already excellent before, so it's hard to tell the difference between your work on your old tools and that on PS.  But I can definitely spot more luminiscent effects, which goes great with XPME's awesome pose.  ^__^

QuoteWhy does nobody like Moseko (is that her name? I forget and I'm to lazy to check XD)? Is it because she wears skimpier clothes than Saseko and is
half as talented? Is it the curse of being a Windows-tan with 'ME' in her name? I don't know, but it sure is sad when you give a character dignity by drawing them in a disco outfit.


Fufu... for the record, Moseko-tan is the only Windows-tan I have left in my personal computer collection (not counting my game machine since I rarely use it).  So you can say that I at least like her.  ^__^

But judgning by the colors, you definitely used the XPME-tan design, which I guess few people support since it really is a crossover of ME + Saseko + Linspire.  In contrast, the XPMCE-tan design (the girl in orange and green, and cat-eared headphones) has slightly more support, but is likely not loved either since she's.... let's just say not exactly slim.  -.-

And then there's the younger girl with the rocket suitcase, but that one's just plain weird.
I suppose too little attention has been paid to XP Media Center Edition, as all the artists would rather spend their time drawing 1,242,865 varieties of Vistans.  -v-;

For the record also, I really dig the disco outfit.  ^____^
(but then, since when have I been a critic of your fashion sense?  ^v^')

QuoteElive-tan:

QuoteQuite the pretty Linux-tan, eh?


Definitely drop-dead gorgeous.

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A bit on the simple side, but it's definitely one of those OSes where simplicity is elegance in itself, so it works.  Plus the fluid draping effects could be right at home over a catwalk.  ^v^

QuoteTook me long 'nuff, but I finally got those tears (as well as a background, and redone eyes) in that OS/2-Win1.0-chan pic:


Excellent,... I can never tire from this pic.  The faces are a bit bright, so the tears are only barely made out,... still, I think keeping it subtle is better, since the mood is more confusing to the both of them than sorrowful.  There's still a small hope that this is all just a big misunderstanding, and it never occurs to them that they will never see eachother again.

The coming storm is very beautifully done,... a Photoshop trick, I take it?

QuoteI'm doing that more with my PS pictures, too. I'm like a kid in a candy shop, trying different effects, filters, etc.


I used to love the Lens Flare effects, especially from the Kai Power Tools suite.  But there is such a thing as "over-using" the Lens Flare,... certainly it's a dead giveaway that a picture is "Shopped" if it uses that particular lens flare effect.  If you noticed from my OS/2-tan OS-tan Collections banner, I've gotten into the habit of disguising my flare effects.  ^__^

QuoteThose wild Linux-tans, heehee! I sort of thought the same thing, with, perhaps, the browser-tans being the OS-tans' personal tourguides or something like that.

Next on the roster of unanswered OS-tan metaphors:
Program-tans/kuns...do they work for the OS-tans/kuns, helping them get their jobs done?


In that one sense, the Linux-tans are spoiled.  Whereas the Windows-tans have to go through ALL the trouble of walking/driving to your nearest brick-n-mortar store and BUYING their software, the Linux-tans have 90% of all the software they'll ever need in well-organized online Repositories.  (Want GIMP + dependencies?  Just point, click, install and badda-bing!  You've got yourself a slow-but-sure alternative to Photoshop,........ though personally, I still prefer Krita.  -v-)

The browser-tans would definitely make good tour guides,... or rangers, if you're talking about the more fringe browsers, like Konqueror or IceWeasel.  ^.^

As you say, Program-tans/kuns do often work for the OS-tans, but in general I'd view them as the "general population" of the OS-tan's World.  They go about their lives working, farming, acting, fighting, blogging, organizing,... essentially keeping the world moving.  And on occasion, a few of them will hit it rich and/or become famous.  

But it's the celebrities (Windows-tans), the rich and famous (Mac-tans), the powerful industrialists (old-school Unices) and the brave revolutionaries (Linuces) who everyone knows or cares to know on a first name basis.

QuoteGeez...what a dork


*gasp*  Comparing that fiend to a dork is an insult to all dorks.  Then again, I fear I'm offending the fiends of the world as well.  ^__^

Oh well,... it's not like the BBC hasn't degraded the quality of its news outlet over the past couple of years (a major trend among the major Western news outlets).  I suppose they deserve it for caving in so easily during the Hutton Inquiry.  -v-

QuoteThat Amiga-tan+Windows 2.0-tan picture is beautiful and very emotional!  2.0-tan has such a troubled life and Amiga-tan is there to comfort her because she too has had a troubled life! (Didn't Amiga get screwed over several times? Or does Amiga-tan just have a very good sense of empathy? Or both?)


BOTH,... OH DEAR GAWD, BOTH.... @___@

And if you saw from Raffaele-san's recent thread, Amiga-sama is being screwed over yet again!!
This is intolerable!!  I'm starting to see why all the FOSS people absolutely LOATHE proprietary software.  -____-
If Amiga were open-sourced, the shear devotion of the Amigans could turn it into a world-class operating system in no time flat.  ;___;

But instead, we just prolong the pointless carrot-dangling and suffering.  ;~;

QuoteFrom what I've heard, 'Miggy' has had a very tough life but has somehow kept a good outlook. Amiga-sama has great spirit, among so many other OS-tans that have been ruined by their troubled lives :..(


GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!
I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANY LONGER!!!!!!  ;^0^;

*tries to slit wrist with piece of parsley again*

Oh right, that didn't actually work last time....  ^^;

*continues suffering*

QuoteBwahaha! I'm beyond surprised nobody has made a SCO-tan before...such a goldmine of possible comedy!


Visit the Net Characters board and you can get a hint as to why no one's done a SCO-tan before.  ^^;

Even if it's drawn by Futaba Channel, the majority seem allergic to anything that isn't Windows.  -.-'

QuoteWe really need to see more of Apple I-sama...I mean, Apple I was probably one of the (if not the!) most important computers ever made  


I might have to commission you to try your hand at more Apple II-chan.  ^__^
Given my,...... recent limitations, I'd need some help with that.  ^.^

QuoteI almost forgot...VMS-sama v. Linux-sama:  


QuoteC-Chan calls her kickass, you call her psychopathic...dang, I must be doing something right  While I don't think either will "fight to the death", Linux-sama does seem to have her in a tough spot...although, look at VMS-sama...she's ready to trip up Linux-sama and/or get her with the dagger or cleaver...


Ooooh....

Come to think about it, you've never tried a combat scene before.  I likey,... it looks very dramatic, plus the clash is more appropriate than it seems.  ^___^
THAT I most definitely would LOVE to see in color!  *v*

As for who would win.....

Well,... that depends on when that picture was taken.

Even 10 years ago, Linux-san probably wouldn't have a had a chance against the seasoned warrior.  But while VMS-san's skills have stagnated somewhat, Linux-san has grown more skilled and powerful since then, and has even gained some seniority herself (she'd be around 16-17 years old by now  -.-).

Equipped with modern weaponry and armor,... plus literally an ARMY of Linux Distros at her command to take on VMS-san's few remaining followers,... and it almost sounds like an unfair match.  Not that VMS-san wouldn't fight long and hard like a cornered cat, but hopefully she's sensible enough to acknowledge Linux-san as a worthy leader for a younger generation.  

(On the other hand,............. perhaps she still has a mysterious but rarely admitted bias in favor of the NT family....?  ^^;)

QuoteRight now I'm trying to figure out...IF...I did a comic strip with SCO Unix-tan, who would she be suing, and what characters would appear?

-Since SCO sued Novell, would that be SUSE-tan? UnixWare?
-What OS-tan would represent IBM (Just generic Linux-sama)?
-And Redhat sued back...so would Redhat-tan be 'serving' SCO Unix-tan a lawsuit as well...?
-Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems were said to also be in on the "fun", so should there be a cameo by HP UX-tan, NT-san, and Solaris-tan?


Hmmm,... we really need Kami-Tux' help for this -- she's a lot more knowledgeable in Linux/Unix politics than I am.  -v-

I do know that SUSE Linux didn't become Novell-owned until fairly recently, so not sure if that would fly.
Unixware probably then, but don't forget that the entire Linux base is also under attack as well, so clearly Linux-san would have to appear somehow as she's their leader/matriach).  ^^

For IBM, they really only support Linux but don't actually make their own distros.  (They do,... or at least did have OS/2 at the time,... but the bastards wouldn't have trusted her with anything.)
They do however still have many Mainframe-tans under their employ, with the uber-powerful z/OS being their current leader.

Redhat-san is surprisingly cut throut herself, so methinks she'd be "serving" more than just a lawsuit at the petulant Unix-tan.  If not for their professional business demeanor, their exchange would get rather Springer-like very quickly.  ^^;

If the comic is more like a court room parody, the other OS-tans could serve a lot like defendants,... or at the very least witnesses, spokeswomen, experts, etc.

I'd definitely have to read more about this to offer better ideas.  Should definitely be fun.  ^__^

Added after 22 seconds:

*passes out*

Done.... .Xvx
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 11, 2007, 01:54:24 am
QuoteAnd then let's commend her for her nifty new avatar, although the verdict is still out as to who it is (odds are running in favor of a stylize NT-tan). ^v^


Yup:

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=17&pos=34

Nothin' like crazy fighting NT-san...

QuoteKudos to comparing all New Hampshirites to *Nix fans, although I'm sure she means selective Unices, cause if she included the Sco-ites in there, the motto would have to be "Live Free then Piss People Off for Living Free, or Else Die". In any case, let's get some state legislation passed to promote FOSS software like all the cool governments do. ^.^


Heehee...I consider the Unixians/Linuxians using our state motto as their motto of sorts a great honor to NH!
*Lightbulb pops on* I just thought of what would be a great license plate:

Live freeze and die

WIN ME

QuoteCongratulations!!! ^v^
You are now a proud PS user... no wonder you went to Florida, as you clearly had to go "somewhere" to celebrate. ^.^

Your work was already excellent before, so it's hard to tell the difference between your work on your old tools and that on PS. But I can definitely spot more luminiscent effects, which goes great with XPME's awesome pose. ^__^


I thought, "I'm so comfortable with PictureIt!, I should try something else." Plus, it was practically a crime that PS was just sitting there while I was using a half-rate program ;)

QuoteFufu... for the record, Moseko-tan is the only Windows-tan I have left in my personal computer collection (not counting my game machine since I rarely use it). So you can say that I at least like her. ^__^

But judgning by the colors, you definitely used the XPME-tan design, which I guess few people support since it really is a crossover of ME + Saseko + Linspire. In contrast, the XPMCE-tan design (the girl in orange and green, and cat-eared headphones) has slightly more support, but is likely not loved either since she's.... let's just say not exactly slim. -.-

And then there's the younger girl with the rocket suitcase, but that one's just plain weird.
I suppose too little attention has been paid to XP Media Center Edition, as all the artists would rather spend their time drawing 1,242,865 varieties of Vistans. -v-;

For the record also, I really dig the disco outfit. ^____^
(but then, since when have I been a critic of your fashion sense? ^v^')


Gosh, my head is spinning w/ these XPM(C)E designs. First, I heard the rather heavy blonde was XPMCE (Actually, I like her design, probably my favorite XPMCE), then I heard she was WMP-tan, then I heard guitar case girl was WMP-tan, and now I hear XPME is a cross between Linspire-tan and ME-tan... ;013 Imagine how I feel about the 1,000,000s of Vistans  ;015

QuoteA bit on the simple side, but it's definitely one of those OSes where simplicity is elegance in itself, so it works. Plus the fluid draping effects could be right at home over a catwalk. ^v^


'Zackly!

QuoteExcellent,... I can never tire from this pic. The faces are a bit bright, so the tears are only barely made out,... still, I think keeping it subtle is better, since the mood is more confusing to the both of them than sorrowful. There's still a small hope that this is all just a big misunderstanding, and it never occurs to them that they will never see eachother again.

The coming storm is very beautifully done,... a Photoshop trick, I take it?


*Darn yooooou M$!* I love this scene too :D And the BG was done in PS.

QuoteI used to love the Lens Flare effects, especially from the Kai Power Tools suite. But there is such a thing as "over-using" the Lens Flare,... certainly it's a dead giveaway that a picture is "Shopped" if it uses that particular lens flare effect. If you noticed from my OS/2-tan OS-tan Collections banner, I've gotten into the habit of disguising my flare effects. ^__^


I actually tried to do a lens flare on the skiing scene, but for some reason it didn't come out too well :? The mysteries of PS I must solve!

QuoteThe browser-tans would definitely make good tour guides,... or rangers, if you're talking about the more fringe browsers, like Konqueror or IceWeasel. ^.^

As you say, Program-tans/kuns do often work for the OS-tans, but in general I'd view them as the "general population" of the OS-tan's World. They go about their lives working, farming, acting, fighting, blogging, organizing,... essentially keeping the world moving. And on occasion, a few of them will hit it rich and/or become famous.


*Thinks of comic where Saseko fires IE-ko for the stabler and cuter Firefox-ko* Focus!!! Interesting views on the program-tans/kuns...

QuoteBut it's the celebrities (Windows-tans), the rich and famous (Mac-tans), the powerful industrialists (old-school Unices) and the brave revolutionaries (Linuces) who everyone knows or cares to know on a first name basis.


I'd think the Macs would be the celebs...(the incredible use of Macs in movies/TV/music/etc...)


QuoteBOTH,... OH DEAR GAWD, BOTH.... @___@

And if you saw from Raffaele-san's recent thread, Amiga-sama is being screwed over yet again!!
This is intolerable!! I'm starting to see why all the FOSS people absolutely LOATHE proprietary software. -____-
If Amiga were open-sourced, the shear devotion of the Amigans could turn it into a world-class operating system in no time flat. ;___;

But instead, we just prolong the pointless carrot-dangling and suffering. ;~;


Poor Miggy :..( Why can't she just have peace!

QuoteVisit the Net Characters board and you can get a hint as to why no one's done a SCO-tan before. ^^;

Even if it's drawn by Futaba Channel, the majority seem allergic to anything that isn't Windows. -.-'


I saw a couple of BeOS-tans last week, as well as a mech-suit Solaris-tan...though, I can't read Japanese so I don't know what the reception was ;)

QuoteI might have to commission you to try your hand at more Apple II-chan. ^__^
Given my,...... recent limitations, I'd need some help with that. ^.^


She's the delightful little apple picker, right? Perhaps I'll do a pic of her and older sis... *FOCUS!!!*

QuoteOoooh....

Come to think about it, you've never tried a combat scene before. I likey,... it looks very dramatic, plus the clash is more appropriate than it seems. ^___^
THAT I most definitely would LOVE to see in color! *v*

As for who would win.....

Well,... that depends on when that picture was taken.

Even 10 years ago, Linux-san probably wouldn't have a had a chance against the seasoned warrior. But while VMS-san's skills have stagnated somewhat, Linux-san has grown more skilled and powerful since then, and has even gained some seniority herself (she'd be around 16-17 years old by now -.-).

Equipped with modern weaponry and armor,... plus literally an ARMY of Linux Distros at her command to take on VMS-san's few remaining followers,... and it almost sounds like an unfair match. Not that VMS-san wouldn't fight long and hard like a cornered cat, but hopefully she's sensible enough to acknowledge Linux-san as a worthy leader for a younger generation.

(On the other hand,............. perhaps she still has a mysterious but rarely admitted bias in favor of the NT family....? ^^


Well, if I can *focus,* I'll color it. I suppose I'll do Linux-sama (I do think she is a -sama!) sorta as a cross between Juzo-kun's (w/brown hair) and the more accepted version (Blue/purple eyes). VMS-sama will probably have light blue hair and blue eyes.

As for a VMS-san/NT pact...oohoohoo...

QuoteHmmm,... we really need Kami-Tux' help for this -- she's a lot more knowledgeable in Linux/Unix politics than I am. -v-

I do know that SUSE Linux didn't become Novell-owned until fairly recently, so not sure if that would fly.
Unixware probably then, but don't forget that the entire Linux base is also under attack as well, so clearly Linux-san would have to appear somehow as she's their leader/matriach). ^^

For IBM, they really only support Linux but don't actually make their own distros. (They do,... or at least did have OS/2 at the time,... but the bastards wouldn't have trusted her with anything.)
They do however still have many Mainframe-tans under their employ, with the uber-powerful z/OS being their current leader.

Redhat-san is surprisingly cut throut herself, so methinks she'd be "serving" more than just a lawsuit at the petulant Unix-tan. If not for their professional business demeanor, their exchange would get rather Springer-like very quickly. ^^;

If the comic is more like a court room parody, the other OS-tans could serve a lot like defendants,... or at the very least witnesses, spokeswomen, experts, etc.

I'd definitely have to read more about this to offer better ideas. Should definitely be fun. ^__^


*Oh Kami-Tux...?* Gosh, I'm confused just reading about the SCO's adventures in suit-ery.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 12, 2007, 10:08:29 pm
This is one I started a while back, but only just now got around to finishing....Odyssey-tan!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Odessy.jpg)

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Odessy-1.jpg

I was kinda lazy so I only did half...XD...But I think it's an interesting look. I'm disappointed the unreleased Windows-tans (like their unreleased Mac-tan counterparts) have so little character. We need to see more Neptune-tan and Odyssey-tan!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on May 12, 2007, 10:22:59 pm
Sugoi!

It very true, Unreleased OS-tans get very little coverage. Probably because few people know about them, and even fewer used them ^__^

Awesome job, as usual. You did a very good job creating a deep shadow, without obscuring the entire drawing. The soft shading on her billowing gives it a picturesque touch.
Makes me wish I could draw like that ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on May 13, 2007, 07:27:35 am
Quote from: "C-Chan"
In that one sense, the Linux-tans are spoiled.  Whereas the Windows-tans have to go through ALL the trouble of walking/driving to your nearest brick-n-mortar store and BUYING their software, the Linux-tans have 90% of all the software they'll ever need in well-organized online Repositories.  (Want GIMP + dependencies?  Just point, click, install and badda-bing!  You've got yourself a slow-but-sure alternative to Photoshop,........ though personally, I still prefer Krita.  -v-)

Or just type a quick emerge command and then have it compile for 2 hours :)

Quote
Even if it's drawn by Futaba Channel, the majority seem allergic to anything that isn't Windows.  -.-'

Lusers! *takes out LART*

Quote
Hmmm,... we really need Kami-Tux' help for this -- she's a lot more knowledgeable in Linux/Unix politics than I am.  -v-

I do know that SUSE Linux didn't become Novell-owned until fairly recently, so not sure if that would fly.

4.10.2003 was when Novell acquired the SuSE AG and even befoer the acquisation SCO claimed it was SuSE, which had stolen code.
Quote
Unixware probably then, but don't forget that the entire Linux base is also under attack as well, so clearly Linux-san would have to appear somehow as she's their leader/matriach).  ^^

yeah! Surely... it's about the kernel and she IS the kernel.
Quote
For IBM, they really only support Linux but don't actually make their own distros.  (They do,... or at least did have OS/2 at the time,... but the bastards wouldn't have trusted her with anything.)
They do however still have many Mainframe-tans under their employ, with the uber-powerful z/OS being their current leader.

I think IBM supports the apache project rather much...

QuoteRedhat-san is surprisingly cut throut herself, so methinks she'd be "serving" more than just a lawsuit at the petulant Unix-tan.  If not for their professional business demeanor, their exchange would get rather Springer-like very quickly.  ^^;

RedHat sued SCO for libel... as did the German LinuxTag e.V. (they organize the annual LinuxTag). The latter was victious and SCO had to pay 10kâ,¬ for refusing to remove statements about Linux using stolen code from their homepage.
Quote
If the comic is more like a court room parody, the other OS-tans could serve a lot like defendants,... or at the very least witnesses, spokeswomen, experts, etc.

Don't forget the suitcase full of proof, which somehow got lost :p
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 13, 2007, 02:27:38 pm
QuoteAwesome job, as usual. You did a very good job creating a deep shadow, without obscuring the entire drawing. The soft shading on her billowing gives it a picturesque touch. Makes me wish I could draw like that ^.^


Thank you! I had a lot of fun with the shading, but wasn't sure if it was overdone.

The best thing is practice, and to always be trying new techniques! On Odyssey-tan, I did very deep shadows (similar to my old Neptune-tan pic), but to brighten it up I added the orbs, and some shine on her disk "halo" and wings (Done with Inner Shadow effect, if I recall correctly).

QuoteQuote:

Unixware probably then, but don't forget that the entire Linux base is also under attack as well, so clearly Linux-san would have to appear somehow as she's their leader/matriach). ^^

yeah! Surely... it's about the kernel and she IS the kernel.


Quote4.10.2003 was when Novell acquired the SuSE AG and even befoer the acquisation SCO claimed it was SuSE, which had stolen code.


So SuSE-tan might work...?

Ooooh...I think Unixware would be a pretty interesting character (due to her dislike of the Windows family--including their "patriarch"--that goes beyond the professional!)

QuoteI think IBM supports the apache project rather much...


I thought Apache was a program :?

QuoteRedHat sued SCO for libel... as did the German LinuxTag e.V. (they organize the annual LinuxTag). The latter was victious and SCO had to pay 10kâ,¬ for refusing to remove statements about Linux using stolen code from their homepage.


SCO posted stuff about Linux programmers stealing from them? XD

QuoteQuote:

If the comic is more like a court room parody, the other OS-tans could serve a lot like defendants,... or at the very least witnesses, spokeswomen, experts, etc.

Don't forget the suitcase full of proof, which somehow got lost


IF I do a comic, it'll probably just be in a generic place...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on May 13, 2007, 03:07:18 pm
Quote from: "Bella"
Quote4.10.2003 was when Novell acquired the SuSE AG and even befoer the acquisation SCO claimed it was SuSE, which had stolen code.


So SuSE-tan might work...?

Like a charm!
Quote
QuoteI think IBM supports the apache project rather much...


I thought Apache was a program :?

It is. But I thought if there was no distro-tan to indicate IBM, either the generic Linux-tan or App-tan Apache-tan (I just wanted to write Apache-ten because it would fit the vocal harmony.... weird Turkish) could be on IBM's side. Maybe Apache-tan, Linux-tan and OS/2-tan can symbolize Big Blue.
Quote
QuoteRedHat sued SCO for libel... as did the German LinuxTag e.V. (they organize the annual LinuxTag). The latter was victious and SCO had to pay 10kâ,¬ for refusing to remove statements about Linux using stolen code from their homepage.


SCO posted stuff about Linux programmers stealing from them? XD

About Linux infringing their copyright. In Germany, SCO can not repeat this statement publically until they actually prove stuff.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 14, 2007, 01:16:25 pm
Right now I'm being extra un-focus-y, O__o

C-Chan said he'd like to see my rendition of Apple II-tan, and I'd like to draw her in a pic w/ Apple I-sama and maybe even Lisa. I was thinking, either Apple I-sama holding a young Apple II-tan in outstretched arms (Sorta like the Lion King, XD), reaching for an apple on a tree. Or maybe Apple I-sama holding Lisa up, while a more teenage Apple II-tan watches.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Alfamille on May 14, 2007, 01:37:58 pm
Wow! there's a lot of things here that I really missed!

Leopard-tan: I like how you turned her away from a common osx wildcat to a normal girl! Her dress especially her lower outfits and the skirt looks really good...and a nice way to make a background though.

Copland-tan: THAT is a Copland!!! HOT! Very nice work! I loved how you drew her face and have a pink hair! Way to go!  ;019

Amiga and 2.0; Given their sad moment to each other was a nice way to portrait a slice of their history in which you supported a simple analysis. Good one :)

Puppylinux-tan was good too. Imagine her wandering around with YDL-tan!


It's really good to see people like you who's willing to gave a chance of spotlight for those OS-tans that were not in the mainstream just like what Aurora, C-chan and to others doing the same thing.

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/11498/z094.jpg) Kepp it up!  ;019
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 14, 2007, 02:53:29 pm
*sighs*

Almost done,... damn, you guys post too fast for this old pig....  X___x

QuoteNothin' like crazy fighting NT-san...


Aa sou.... never saw that one.... obviously got lost in all that Group shuffle.  ^__^
But you see my point now, ne?  That demure NT-tan look is a trap!  Behind that is clearly a psycho, the likes of which could rival 95-tan herself!  ^0^

QuoteHeehee...I consider the Unixians/Linuxians using our state motto as their motto of sorts a great honor to NH!
*Lightbulb pops on* I just thought of what would be a great license plate:

Live freeze and die

WIN ME


*grabs phrase protectivelY*

MINE!!! ALL MINE!!!  I SAW IT FIRST!!!!  ^V^

*ponders how much money he could make plagiarizing off Bella's great idea*  ^___^

QuoteI thought, "I'm so comfortable with PictureIt!, I should try something else." Plus, it was practically a crime that PS was just sitting there while I was using a half-rate program  


Just comes to show you that you can shine on any program you're comfortable with.  Wait until you're fully comfortably with PS and I'll hook you up with another very nice, neat little program (that's also free.  ^__^)

QuoteGosh, my head is spinning w/ these XPM(C)E designs. First, I heard the rather heavy blonde was XPMCE (Actually, I like her design, probably my favorite XPMCE), then I heard she was WMP-tan, then I heard guitar case girl was WMP-tan, and now I hear XPME is a cross between Linspire-tan and ME-tan...  Imagine how I feel about the 1,000,000s of Vistans  


Probably like me,... numb and dumb.  ^__^
"Another Vistan?  You know what else is new?  The sun rose in the east this morning and a bear crapped in the woods.".  -v-

That's kinda why I find works such as yours very refreshing.  ^.^

Quote*Darn yooooou M$!* I love this scene too  And the BG was done in PS.


In fairness, IBM was equally at fault if not more so (since M$ was still just a fledgling company).
I'm still convinced the two were in cohoots, since IBM made a killing with the hardware sales (at least for a while).

QuoteI'd think the Macs would be the celebs...(the incredible use of Macs in movies/TV/music/etc...)


Oh right, don't know why that one slipped.  Probably cause I still have the Macs in mind as "old moneY", although in reality the old school Unices are the true tycoons of old (like the Carnegies and the Rockefellers).  The Wintels are definitely new and powerful money, and Macs the posh celebrities (well, some of them anyway).  ^___^

QuotePoor Miggy :..( Why can't she just have peace!


Cause life's not fair..... ;___;

*C-chan weeps*  ;^0^;

QuoteI saw a couple of BeOS-tans last week, as well as a mech-suit Solaris-tan...though, I can't read Japanese so I don't know what the reception was  


Ooh,... if you can post that mech-suit Solaris-tan, I'd be indebted to you. Solaris-tan is a powerful system and deserving of a very cool battle suit (especially now that she's on the road to truly rival the Linuces), since up until now she's only been drawn in civilian clothing.  

QuoteShe's the delightful little apple picker, right? Perhaps I'll do a pic of her and older sis... *FOCUS!!!*


She's a farmer and fruit picker now, but was quite the revolutionary in her day.  ^.^

Sorry about the kerchief, though,... underneath that is some very nice hair done in two long pigtails.  -v-

QuoteWell, if I can *focus,* I'll color it. I suppose I'll do Linux-sama (I do think she is a -sama!) sorta as a cross between Juzo-kun's (w/brown hair) and the more accepted version (Blue/purple eyes). VMS-sama will probably have light blue hair and blue eyes.

As for a VMS-san/NT pact...oohoohoo...


I did the same with Linux-sama, except I went with the hair/eyes/helmet of the accepted version and the uniform of Juzo-kun's.

Oh, and you can see that you and VMS-san have a lot in common... for all their faults and all your doubts, both of you still want the Windows-tans to survive.  That can definitely be turned into some very epic storytelling.  ^__^

QuoteI was kinda lazy so I only did half...XD...But I think it's an interesting look. I'm disappointed the unreleased Windows-tans (like their unreleased Mac-tan counterparts) have so little character. We need to see more Neptune-tan and Odyssey-tan!


Ditto.  ^^
And that Odyssey pic is wonderful,... very mysterious and effective use of eerie lighting elements.  The right wing especially has gorgeous lighting, and gives her an almost angelic appearance.  ^v^

QuoteMakes me wish I could draw like that ^.^


*cough cough*  *fumbles with paper fan*  Have you forgotten Newton-chan #2?  Technically speaking, you already drew a pic with dynamic lighting, unless you want it more dramatic (that can be arranged, ya know).  -v-

QuoteDon't forget the suitcase full of proof, which somehow got lost


There you go, the Great Penguin God has arrived with information galore!!!  ^v^

QuoteI thought Apache was a program :?


FYI, there is an actual living breathing Apache-tan floating around on the net.  ^___^

QuoteAbout Linux infringing their copyright. In Germany, SCO can not repeat this statement publically until they actually prove stuff.


I'm jealous.....  '___'

QuoteRight now I'm being extra un-focus-y, O__o

C-Chan said he'd like to see my rendition of Apple II-tan, and I'd like to draw her in a pic w/ Apple I-sama and maybe even Lisa. I was thinking, either Apple I-sama holding a young Apple II-tan in outstretched arms (Sorta like the Lion King, XD), reaching for an apple on a tree. Or maybe Apple I-sama holding Lisa up, while a more teenage Apple II-tan watches.


Personally I'd choose #1, since I can't picture II-chan as anything other than a child-type.  But of course, you're free to draw whatever does justice to your supreme fashion sense.  ^.^

QuoteIt's really good to see people like you who's willing to gave a chance of spotlight for those OS-tans that were not in the mainstream just like what Aurora, C-chan and to others doing the same thing.


Thank you Alfamille.  ^__^
In fairness, I think Nijiura.com has also tried doing the same thing, which I suppose would explain why they too are not particularly well-liked among the purists.  -.-

If only we could unite our efforts... after all, it wasn't hard for anyone here drawing Viru-tan.  ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 14, 2007, 11:46:20 pm
QuoteLeopard-tan: I like how you turned her away from a common osx wildcat to a normal girl! Her dress especially her lower outfits and the skirt looks really good...and a nice way to make a background though.


Thank you, Alfamille! She's based on Aurora Borealis' rendition, with a little bit of C-Chan's thrown in. Great character---we need to see more of her! (Why do I say this after every response? XD)

QuoteCopland-tan: THAT is a Copland!!! HOT! Very nice work! I loved how you drew her face and have a pink hair! Way to go!

I like the defunct OS-tans...what stories do they have about being betrayed/abandoned by their own companies? (We need to see...I'm lazy...WNTSMOThem!)

QuoteAmiga and 2.0; Given their sad moment to each other was a nice way to portrait a slice of their history in which you supported a simple analysis. Good one


I love Miggy, and 2.0-chan is a beautiful, sweet character.

QuotePuppylinux-tan was good too. Imagine her wandering around with YDL-tan!


YDL-tan, and Inu-T, of course! (Maybe even Firefox-ko...?)

QuoteIt's really good to see people like you who's willing to gave a chance of spotlight for those OS-tans that were not in the mainstream just like what Aurora, C-chan and to others doing the same thing.


WNTSMOT!!! Fanart is fun and all (see: Homeko and Saseko!), but I love to work on designs for lesser (or un)-known OS-tans. Some of these girls have the most interesting history...

QuoteAa sou.... never saw that one.... obviously got lost in all that Group shuffle. ^__^
But you see my point now, ne? That demure NT-tan look is a trap! Behind that is clearly a psycho, the likes of which could rival 95-tan herself! ^0^


My OS's mommy is a crazy psycho! :D

Quote*grabs phrase protectivelY*

MINE!!! ALL MINE!!! I SAW IT FIRST!!!! ^V^

*ponders how much money he could make plagiarizing off Bella's great idea* ^___^


Don't touch that saying! Or I'll get NT-san after you XD

QuoteJust comes to show you that you can shine on any program you're comfortable with. Wait until you're fully comfortably with PS and I'll hook you up with another very nice, neat little program (that's also free. ^__^)


It might be a while before I master the intricacies of PS (Ooooohh...layer effects....)  

QuoteProbably like me,... numb and dumb. ^__^
"Another Vistan? You know what else is new? The sun rose in the east this morning and a bear crapped in the woods.". -v-

That's kinda why I find works such as yours very refreshing. ^.^


I really hope that there's a Vistan for each Vista release, IE silver haired girl as Home premium, etc...makes sense...

QuoteOh right, don't know why that one slipped. Probably cause I still have the Macs in mind as "old moneY", although in reality the old school Unices are the true tycoons of old (like the Carnegies and the Rockefellers). The Wintels are definitely new and powerful money, and Macs the posh celebrities (well, some of them anyway). ^___^


I'd see the Macs as the old money, then they lost all their money for a while, then they made it back (as the OS X's) with a posh and celeb vengeance XD

QuoteOoh,... if you can post that mech-suit Solaris-tan, I'd be indebted to you. Solaris-tan is a powerful system and deserving of a very cool battle suit (especially now that she's on the road to truly rival the Linuces), since up until now she's only been drawn in civilian clothing.


It was sort of a chibi mech suit...just a little bit of her head showing, I wouldn't even know what is was if there wasn't "Solaris" on it...

QuoteOh, and you can see that you and VMS-san have a lot in common... for all their faults and all your doubts, both of you still want the Windows-tans to survive. That can definitely be turned into some very epic storytelling. ^__^


Long live the Windows-tans! (...even if they do need a reality check...by the name of Linux, I'm afraid ;) ) Seriously, you callin' me a psycho? lol

QuoteDitto. ^^
And that Odyssey pic is wonderful,... very mysterious and effective use of eerie lighting elements. The right wing especially has gorgeous lighting, and gives her an almost angelic appearance. ^v^


I wanted to make her look kind of surreal...makes me wonder where her and Neptune-tan are now...lol

QuoteFYI, there is an actual living breathing Apache-tan floating around on the net. ^___^


I'll find Mech Solaris-tan if you find Apache-tan!

QuotePersonally I'd choose #1, since I can't picture II-chan as anything other than a child-type. But of course, you're free to draw whatever does justice to your supreme fashion sense. ^.^


I was thinking the child would be quite small...almost toddler age. I know Apple I-sama is passed away now :..( but I suppose she would have been around to see Lisa...?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 15, 2007, 03:21:49 pm
Yo Bella!  Sorry for saving you for last (again)!  ^^'

But in order for me NOT to issue out another embarrassing C-chan Raincheckâ,,¢, how about I just use my search for that Apache-tan as an excuse?  ^____^'

*runs off, pretending to search diligently*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 15, 2007, 07:56:02 pm
Who will win? The kickass, psycho, sorta-kinda-Unix-y-like ( http://osdata.com/oses/vms.htm ) momma of NT-san? Or the young but powerful Linux-sama, who has an army of daughters and granddaughters willing to fight for her (Except for Ubuntu-tan...I don't see her as a "killer" type...)

VMS-sama vs. Linux-sama:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/CopyofVMSvLin.png)

The larger URL pic (click if you want to see better detail, both of the finer points and the mess-ups I made XD)

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/CopyofVMSvLin-1.png
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 17, 2007, 01:44:36 am
*drools plentifully*

Awww, I want,... gimme gimme.........  @v@

*shakes head back into consciousness*

Oh right, Apache-tan!  ^___^

*darts off*

Added after 11 hours 3 minutes:

*returns defeated*

Shoot, and I could've sworn it was at the gallery.  Now I wish I had saved it myself, I wonder why I didn't?  '__'

.........

Oh right, cause I didn't like it.  ^^;
In any event, that Apache-tan is long dead and buried from Waka AND Nijiura.com where I originaly saw it, so methinks I'm screw-ed.  -.-

As compensation, here's a picture I'm sure you'll love.  ^__^

(http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/1179013911748.jpg)

QuoteGreat character---we need to see more of her! (Why do I say this after every response? XD)


Cause.............. we don't see enough of these characters?  ^v^;
For example, I like to see more of Viru-tan, but in the grand scheme of things she's still a rare character.  So it's nice to see wonderful stuff like this emerge slowly but surely:

http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/1179142460566.jpg

[whispering]  GO!  VIRU-TAN!!  ^__^'

QuoteIt might be a while before I master the intricacies of PS (Ooooohh...layer effects....)


Don't forget to thank Miggy-san for that.  Some of the earliest commercial paint programs w/ layering appeared on the Amiga.  Definitely an indispensable feature of any modern art program.  ^__^

QuoteI really hope that there's a Vistan for each Vista release, IE silver haired girl as Home premium, etc...makes sense...


Everything makes sense in comparison to obscure screw references and Dr Seuss color motifs.... -.-;

QuoteI'd see the Macs as the old money, then they lost all their money for a while, then they made it back (as the OS X's) with a posh and celeb vengeance XD


Except for Pu-chan,... she's so sweet and innocent, just her cuteness is enough to conquer the market.  ^____^

....

Or her Puma-chan Beam............ or that screaming bit.....  *mumbles more obscure references*  ^^;

QuoteSeriously, you callin' me a psycho? lol


*gulps*

Ummm........... no......  course not.........  ^^;
You, er, I mean SHE's just....................... chemically...................... "imbalanced"..............  ^___^;

QuoteI'll find Mech Solaris-tan if you find Apache-tan!


GYAAH!!  XvX

*collapses*

QuoteI was thinking the child would be quite small...almost toddler age. I know Apple I-sama is passed away now :..( but I suppose she would have been around to see Lisa...?


I leave that up to your artistic license.  Under my old backstory, it's just I and II, nothing more and even then II-chan couldn't get to kow her for very long.  (Remember that only about 200 or so Apple I units were ever produced.)

QuoteWho will win? The kickass, psycho, sorta-kinda-Unix-y-like ( http://osdata.com/oses/vms.htm ) momma of NT-san? Or the young but powerful Linux-sama, who has an army of daughters and granddaughters willing to fight for her (Except for Ubuntu-tan...I don't see her as a "killer" type...)

VMS-sama vs. Linux-sama:


Well you know my thoughts on this from before, so no sense in reiterating it.  Poor VMS-san, but certainly the whole secret Windows angle does lend a sense of drama to the scene,... otherwise, it would just be a fight between a powerful somebody versus an old has-been.  -v-

I like some of the features you added to Linux-san' clothing (especially the boots), and the red cape is so elegantly done that could easily represent Beryl going forward.  ^__^
Admittedly, though the lighting elements are good on them, the helmet and spear do strike me as just a tad weak-looking.  

VMS-san thogh is gorgeous through and through, and her suit just screams Matrix right at me (minus the crappy ending).  The kickass clothing (and boots), plus the intimidating weaponry, plus the almost shark-like scowl on her face, PLUS the very familiar flowing hair style and color,.....

All that combined helps redefine the phrase "Hot Mama".  ^____^

I like it so much, as you saw I even immortalized it here.... ^.^

http://ostan-collections.net/post-27700.html#27700
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 17, 2007, 11:02:16 pm
QuoteShoot, and I could've sworn it was at the gallery. Now I wish I had saved it myself, I wonder why I didn't? '__'

.........

Oh right, cause I didn't like it. ^^;
In any event, that Apache-tan is long dead and buried from Waka AND Nijiura.com where I originaly saw it, so methinks I'm screw-ed. -.-


Same here with Solaris-tan. I assure you it's no loss :\

QuoteAs compensation, here's a picture I'm sure you'll love. ^__^


Awwwww!!! That pic is too sweet! Already faved by me! (though for someone (NT-tan) who's apparently quite a fighter, she sure does a good job of hiding it in moments like these ^_^ )

QuoteCause.............. we don't see enough of these characters? ^v^;
For example, I like to see more of Viru-tan, but in the grand scheme of things she's still a rare character. So it's nice to see wonderful stuff like this emerge slowly but surely:

http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/1179142460566.jpg

[whispering] GO! VIRU-TAN!! ^__^'


I'm not sure who to cheer on either. I guess Vistan, cause she's standing up for all our poor, virus-prone Wndows-tans!

QuoteDon't forget to thank Miggy-san for that. Some of the earliest commercial paint programs w/ layering appeared on the Amiga. Definitely an indispensable feature of any modern art program. ^__^


Thanks Miggy! *waves*

QuoteEverything makes sense in comparison to obscure screw references and Dr Seuss color motifs.... -.-;


What is up with the screw comparison? Is it because M$ "screwed" up with Vista? Screwed the consumers? Screwed XP over? :..(

Quote*gulps*

Ummm........... no...... course not......... ^^;
You, er, I mean SHE's just....................... chemically...................... "imbalanced".............. ^___^;


WHO TOLD YOU ABOUT MY...you kidder...CHEMICAL IMBALANCE...Buhahaha!!!!

QuoteI leave that up to your artistic license. Under my old backstory, it's just I and II, nothing more and even then II-chan couldn't get to kow her for very long. (Remember that only about 200 or so Apple I units were ever produced.)


That story would work well, as the child (as stated before) will be quite young.

QuoteI like some of the features you added to Linux-san' clothing (especially the boots), and the red cape is so elegantly done that could easily represent Beryl going forward. ^__^
Admittedly, though the lighting elements are good on them, the helmet and spear do strike me as just a tad weak-looking.


Thanks! I wasn't incredibly pleased with the spear, either...I don't really think that would be her full battle suit, perhaps just her day to day wear (or some other excuse, XD...I really love Juzo-kun's outfit :D )

QuoteVMS-san thogh is gorgeous through and through, and her suit just screams Matrix right at me (minus the crappy ending). The kickass clothing (and boots), plus the intimidating weaponry, plus the almost shark-like scowl on her face, PLUS the very familiar flowing hair style and color,.....


Heehee, the Matrix trilogy are some of my favorite sci-fi movies (as you said, minus the crappy ending [3rd movie] XD). I didn't really intend for her to look Matrix-ish, but she ended up that way. Guess it's good for a renegade fighter, eh?

QuoteI like it so much, as you saw I even immortalized it here.... ^.^

http://ostan-collections.net/post-27700.html#27700


With Beryl, now Linux-sama has to win ;010
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on May 18, 2007, 12:29:33 am
Quote from: "Bella"Who will win? The kickass, psycho, sorta-kinda-Unix-y-like ( http://osdata.com/oses/vms.htm ) momma of NT-san? Or the young but powerful Linux-sama, who has an army of daughters and granddaughters willing to fight for her (Except for Ubuntu-tan...I don't see her as a "killer" type...)

VMS-sama vs. Linux-sama:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/CopyofVMSvLin.png

I think Linux-tan definitely will win! Just because she already has an upper hand in the picture and, well, Where is the VMS now?

Great picture! I love Linux-tan fighting!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 18, 2007, 11:06:49 pm
QuoteI think Linux-tan definitely will win! Just because she already has an upper hand in the picture and, well, Where is the VMS now?


Don't be so sure...VMS-sama is in a prime position to trip up Linux-sama...Plus, she has a very long legacy of fighting behind her.

Although, as I said before, Linux-sama, though young, has had a lot of battle training. Plus she has many daughters who would be more than willing to help out. Maybe NT-san would help her mother, if only she knew her!

QuoteGreat picture! I love Linux-tan fighting!


I'm surprised we haven't seen more. Just Juzo-kun's Linux-sama vs. XP-kun, if I'm correct...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 20, 2007, 09:10:02 pm
Sorry I'm late.  ^__^

QuoteSame here with Solaris-tan. I assure you it's no loss :\


*pouts*  Oh well.  -v-
But I'll probably be interested again once Solaris gets back to being a cool operating system.  ^__^

QuoteAwwwww!!! That pic is too sweet! Already faved by me! (though for someone (NT-tan) who's apparently quite a fighter, she sure does a good job of hiding it in moments like these  )


I agree, but then that's been long codified in Anime.

"All sweet demure women are warrior women in disguise."  ^.^

QuoteI'm not sure who to cheer on either. I guess Vistan, cause she's standing up for all our poor, virus-prone Wndows-tans!


Virutan for me, cause there's only one design.  I have no room in my heart for 1,342,436 designs.....  ^___^;

QuoteWhat is up with the screw comparison? Is it because M$ "screwed" up with Vista? Screwed the consumers? Screwed XP over? :..(


Well that Vistan's design has been around forever, so at the time they probably wouldn't have known that Vista Final would've been screwy.  As for it's origin, it's been a matter of huge discussion here and elsewhere, but to put it simply it's based entirely off a pun of the word "vis".  

In retrospect, given how well Vista is doing, I guess it is better to support a design that's not particularly endearing.  ^.^;

QuoteThanks! I wasn't incredibly pleased with the spear, either...I don't really think that would be her full battle suit, perhaps just her day to day wear (or some other excuse, XD...I really love Juzo-kun's outfit  )


I'm all for changing Linux-sama's design a little.  
All the Windows-tans do it, so what's good for the goose you know....  ^v^

Even though this one was meant as an alternative design, given the similarity of the eyes and hair one could say this is Linux-sama in her evening wear.  ^___^

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Linux/1124335504062.jpg)

Hubba hubba, and stuff.  ^o^

QuoteHeehee, the Matrix trilogy are some of my favorite sci-fi movies (as you said, minus the crappy ending [3rd movie] XD). I didn't really intend for her to look Matrix-ish, but she ended up that way. Guess it's good for a renegade fighter, eh?


Naturally naturally... ^__^
One thing I figure is that she'd want to keep her identity hidden from the Windows-tans, so at least in their presence she would wear on a mask or face cover or scarf.  And of course it would have to be kick-ass, to go with her Matrix-ish uniform.  

QuoteWith Beryl, now Linux-sama has to win


Yep,... Linux-sama already has the tools to take on the past, but now it can be said she's prepared for the future.  ^___^

QuoteDon't be so sure...VMS-sama is in a prime position to trip up Linux-sama...Plus, she has a very long legacy of fighting behind her.

Although, as I said before, Linux-sama, though young, has had a lot of battle training. Plus she has many daughters who would be more than willing to help out. Maybe NT-san would help her mother, if only she knew her!


Poor VMS-tan is really outgunned,... ;v;

To add insult to injury, if it can be said (not inaccurately) that Linux is a Unix successor, then theoretically speaking Linux-san has a longer legacy behind her.  ^.^

QuoteI'm surprised we haven't seen more. Just Juzo-kun's Linux-sama vs. XP-kun, if I'm correct...


She's the only person outside of our group who's cared enough to draw Linux-tans.  '__'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 20, 2007, 10:57:34 pm
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/TG-VT.jpg)

"I'm not fooled!"
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 20, 2007, 11:00:21 pm
BWAHAHAHA! Tiger-tan is not fooled by Viru-tan's cuteness! Also I like your take on Tiger-tan with her new outfit! :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on May 20, 2007, 11:19:17 pm
Now that's what I'm talking about! Way to go Bella-sama!
I especially like Tiger-tan's choker. It's funny, but right before I saw your pic, I was examining my Final Cut box, which also bears a chrome apple.

Great work! ^v^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 20, 2007, 11:33:05 pm
QuoteNow that's what I'm talking about! Way to go Bella-sama!
I especially like Tiger-tan's choker. It's funny, but right before I saw your pic, I was examining my Final Cut box, which also bears a chrome apple.

Great work! ^v^


Thanks! I usually try to tastefully include their OS symbol somehow. And chrome apple is the symbol for Mac, if I am correct...

QuoteBWAHAHAHA! Tiger-tan is not fooled by Viru-tan's cuteness! Also I like your take on Tiger-tan with her new outfit!


Thanks Aurora! That's what makes those Mac girls smart...they don't fall for those adorable, cuddly viruses like my Windows-tans do XD

As for the outfit, I like doing different designs. I tried to keep it similar to the common version (which is very cute!).

If you look closely, though, you can see how I got distracted with the shadowing. *Must focus!*

Quote*pouts* Oh well. -v-
But I'll probably be interested again once Solaris gets back to being a cool operating system. ^__^


What isn't cool about a high end server...?

QuoteVirutan for me, cause there's only one design. I have no room in my heart for 1,342,436 designs..... ^___^;


Oi...just thinking about the 1,342,436 designs gives me a waawaa...

QuoteWell that Vistan's design has been around forever, so at the time they probably wouldn't have known that Vista Final would've been screwy. As for it's origin, it's been a matter of huge discussion here and elsewhere, but to put it simply it's based entirely off a pun of the word "vis".

In retrospect, given how well Vista is doing, I guess it is better to support a design that's not particularly endearing. ^.^;


I like that design, to be honest. It's the only one that seems to have any real widespread fan support...though the Nijura one (like pictured in the Viru-tan v. Vistan pic) seems to be catching on...

QuoteI'm all for changing Linux-sama's design a little.
All the Windows-tans do it, so what's good for the goose you know.... ^v^

Even though this one was meant as an alternative design, given the similarity of the eyes and hair one could say this is Linux-sama in her evening wear. ^___^


That's a Linux-sama the fanboys could admire ;) I'd like to draw a dressed-up Linux-sama...maybe just a little less....skimpy XD

Her hair does look quite a bit darker in that pic, but I guess even the OS-tans sometimes dye their hair ;) (which might explain some of the red and blonde haired Sasekos)

QuoteNaturally naturally... ^__^
One thing I figure is that she'd want to keep her identity hidden from the Windows-tans, so at least in their presence she would wear on a mask or face cover or scarf. And of course it would have to be kick-ass, to go with her Matrix-ish uniform.


Mask, eh?...am I thinking...V for VMS? Heehee...


QuotePoor VMS-tan is really outgunned,... ;v;
To add insult to injury, if it can be said (not inaccurately) that Linux is a Unix successor, then theoretically speaking Linux-san has a longer legacy behind her. ^.^


:..( *There's always your daughters and granddaughters, VMS-sama!* I'm sure NT-san, 2k-tan, Saseko and, *glup*, Homeko would be a frightening bunch to meet when angry O___O
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 21, 2007, 10:05:37 pm
*GASPS in AWE*  @o@

Quote"I'm not fooled!"


VIRU-TAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^
I had a feeling a Bella-sized version was coming!!  ^__^

(And is it any coincidence that she and Tiger-sama bear a strange resemblance...? @o@)

In any event, with Viru-chan you were pretty faithful to the Nijiura version, so nothing much to say here except that she's both cute and dynamite.  She can't infect Tiger-san, so it almost looks like she's begging to be her friend at least.  ^.^
(Pu-chan would probably be fooled.... ^v^')

Tiger-sama, though, is drop-dead gorgeous.  ^v^

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Oh right... ^__^

*drops dead*

,
,
,
,
,
,
,

The clothing is different, but works just the same is bound to turn more than a fair share of male heads (plus some female ones too.... -v-).  This time, though, it's the hair that I really admire in this picture... not sure what you're doing right as far as curves, wisps and bangs, but by golly keep doing it!  Fantastic work all around,... nothing less from Bella-san!  ^v^

*keeps typing*

Added after 20 minutes:

QuoteThanks! I usually try to tastefully include their OS symbol somehow. And chrome apple is the symbol for Mac, if I am correct...


Now it is anyway.  Used to be that rainbow apple.  ^__^

QuoteThanks Aurora! That's what makes those Mac girls smart...they don't fall for those adorable, cuddly viruses like my Windows-tans do XD

As for the outfit, I like doing different designs. I tried to keep it similar to the common version (which is very cute!).

If you look closely, though, you can see how I got distracted with the shadowing. *Must focus!*


Well in fairness, we could also say they're too petit bourgeois to mingle with common Windows viruses... fufufu..... ^.^
(except for Pu-chan naturally -- Pu-chan loves everyone and everyone loves Pu-chan !  Praise the Power of Pu!  ^v^)

They say love blinds, so I can't see any problems with the shading.  Well, maybe that it's only on the clothes and not on the skin, but that's not much of an issue really.  -v-

QuoteWhat isn't cool about a high end server...?


Probably that there are a million other high end servers already.  -v-'
Don't get me wrong, Solaris is pretty powerful and has its bright sides.  But since it is proprietary, development on it has stagnated for several years now, to the point where it can barely best Linux in any market nowadays (especially when it requires monster hardware to run on).  OpenSolaris won't work either, since at the moment it's a fairly carrot-on-a-stick relationship.  -v-'

That's why it's very important to follow new developments with Ian Murdock's hiring,... it may take a while, but Solaris might have a small chance of pulling itself back on the limelight.  ^__^

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2127276,00.asp

QuoteI like that design, to be honest. It's the only one that seems to have any real widespread fan support...though the Nijura one (like pictured in the Viru-tan v. Vistan pic) seems to be catching on...


The Nijiura design, in my opinion, is leaps and bounds ahead of the "official" one.  But like I said, wouldn't want to trash-talk that beauty, so let the Screwy Screw Girl reign!!  Mwahaha!!  ^v^

...

Oh, and the androgynous ninja girl thingy too.... -v-

QuoteThat's a Linux-sama the fanboys could admire  I'd like to draw a dressed-up Linux-sama...maybe just a little less....skimpy XD

Her hair does look quite a bit darker in that pic, but I guess even the OS-tans sometimes dye their hair (which might explain some of the red and blonde haired Sasekos)


Yep.  But you think that hair is darker?  '__'
I dunno, seems about right to me.  ^__^
Besides, I've seen Linux-sama's hair alternate from purple (the color I support) to blue to gray and yes even brown (Juzo-kun).  So I'd say not to worry, dear Bella-san.  ^___^

QuoteMask, eh?...am I thinking...V for VMS? Heehee...


Haha!!!  That's clever!  ^__^
Well, VMS-san would fit the part, so why not?  ^.^

Quote:..( *There's always your daughters and granddaughters, VMS-sama!* I'm sure NT-san, 2k-tan, Saseko and, *glup*, Homeko would be a frightening bunch to meet when angry O___O


Don't forget Saba and Moseko.  ^__^

But yeah, the prospect of a rampaging, nose-bleeding, Yaoi-tossing, green-haired pervert gone wild certainly zaps the fighting mood right out of me....  ^__________^;

Then again, I forgot to mention.....  -v-
Even if VMS-san is not as prolific as Unix-sama or Linux-sama (damn, those girls breed like bunnies!) and doesn't have much in the way of descendants, she still has her trusty pets....  ^.^'

(http://www.heimnet.com/digital/shark640.jpg)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 21, 2007, 10:44:32 pm
QuoteIn any event, with Viru-chan you were pretty faithful to the Nijiura version, so nothing much to say here except that she's both cute and dynamite. She can't infect Tiger-san, so it almost looks like she's begging to be her friend at least. ^.^
(Pu-chan would probably be fooled.... ^v^')


That's what Viru-tan does...she comes off looking like an adorable, friendly, lets say, screensaver, and the next thing you know...or wait, that's my experience XD She's trying to warm up to Tiger-san, but little does she know she's up against top-notch offensive Unix architecture!
**Starts thinking...OS-tan mediphors...**  
I guess Windows-tans would be defensive, cause they're susceptible to viruses but can fend them off with the help of their company, and 3rd-party defenders. Macs and Unixes would be offensive, using smarts and avoidance to keep out of trouble. Would Linuxes be mostly offensive/with some defensive measures, because can't Linuxes catch *a few* viruses?

QuoteTiger-sama, though, is drop-dead gorgeous. ^v^

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.

Oh right... ^__^

*drops dead*

,
,
,
,
,
,
,

The clothing is different, but works just the same is bound to turn more than a fair share of male heads (plus some female ones too.... -v-). This time, though, it's the hair that I really admire in this picture... not sure what you're doing right as far as curves, wisps and bangs, but by golly keep doing it! Fantastic work all around,... nothing less from Bella-san! ^v^


Thanks! I tried to go all-out with her hair!

QuoteNow it is anyway. Used to be that rainbow apple. ^__^


Rainbow apple first, then up until OS X "Puma" wasn't it the smiling Mac face?

QuoteThey say love blinds, so I can't see any problems with the shading. Well, maybe that it's only on the clothes and not on the skin, but that's not much of an issue really. -v-


My thoughts exactly ;)

QuoteThe Nijiura design, in my opinion, is leaps and bounds ahead of the "official" one. But like I said, wouldn't want to trash-talk that beauty, so let the Screwy Screw Girl reign!! Mwahaha!! ^v^

...

Oh, and the androgynous ninja girl thingy too.... -v-


I think Nijura Vistan would be best as ultimate, and "Screwy" Vistan should be home premium...

No idea about ninja boy/girl/it, perhaps home basic?

QuoteHaha!!! That's clever! ^__^
Well, VMS-san would fit the part, so why not? ^.^


I just want to know what's up with the Wachowski Brothers movies/VMS-sama parallels XD

QuoteDon't forget Saba and Moseko. ^__^


Bah, who's gonna be afraid of a fish-person and an airhead ^_^

QuoteBut yeah, the prospect of a rampaging, nose-bleeding, Yaoi-tossing, green-haired pervert gone wild certainly zaps the fighting mood right out of me.... ^__________^;


That's my rampaging, nose-bleeding, Yaoi-tossing, green-haired pervert your talking about, lol  o_o

QuoteThen again, I forgot to mention..... -v-
Even if VMS-san is not as prolific as Unix-sama or Linux-sama (damn, those girls breed like bunnies!) and doesn't have much in the way of descendants, she still has her trusty pets.... ^.^'


Maybe Saba-tan doesn't help Grandma because she's afraid of being eaten by her "pets" XD

And I stand by my ideas VMS-sama should have silver hair in her older age (due to the silver shark mascot) ;)

Random thoughts:

I wonder if the Mac-tans are like the fashionistas and trendsetters of the OS-tan world? Because, at least if you listen to the anti-Vista (or realist from some POV) folks, M$ took a lot of "inspiration" from OS X (I don't see it, BTW), when designing Vista's look. That would make for a good comic...

Hmmm....after watching a marathon until the wee hours of the night, I started thinking about doing an OS-tan Heroes spoof...featuring Leopard-tan (as Hiro)...I wonder who would be the OS-tan equivalent of the Cheerleader, though, XD
Or maybe something with several interesting OS-tans with "abilities" similar to those of the characters on the show...a split-personality (NT-san? Sweet mother/psycho), an indestructible (OS/2?), a mind reader, etc...

Does this make any sense to anyone? XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 24, 2007, 12:15:58 am
Eeep.... where'd this come from?! @__@

Sorry, didn't realize you posted all this,... my bad... bad piggy.... ^__^;

I'll reply the next chance I get, promise.  ^__^

I'd do it now, but currently in the process of helping a friend: A) repair his Windows XP, B) set up his Mac OSX Tiger-san, and C) showcase the PCLinuxOS LiveCD.... ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on May 24, 2007, 01:15:42 am
QuoteRainbow apple first, then up until OS X "Puma" wasn't it the smiling Mac face?


Nope, never was. The smiling Mac has been, and still is used to represent the finder, the graphical representation of the computer's file system. This (http://yui.interhosted.com/images/BBS/Apple_first_logo.png) was apples original logo, until about 1976 at which point it became the much better known Rainbow Apple (http://yui.interhosted.com/images/BBS/Rainbow_Apple.png). Then in the year 1999, around the time Steve Jobs came back, apple switched to it's current Chrome Scheme (http://yui.interhosted.com/images/BBS/Apple-logo.png)

QuoteI wonder if the Mac-tans are like the fashionistas and trendsetters of the OS-tan world? Because, at least if you listen to the anti-Vista (or realist from some POV) folks, M$ took a lot of "inspiration" from OS X (I don't see it, BTW), when designing Vista's look.


a) Not just anti-Vista people say this
b) If you can't see it, try virtualizing Vista on a Mac, and then place Finder next to Windows Explorer. The resemblance is uncanny.
c) While sure, Apple Zealots would love to give all the credit to their favorite company, Apple's not the only one M$ is grabbing "Inspiration" from. Unfortunately, all the little Opensource projects don't get the credit they deserve because they're more of a conglomeration.

QuoteDoes this make any sense to anyone? XD


It probably would if I had seen Heroes, but judging from implicit data, I think it would be a great idea!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on May 24, 2007, 05:11:37 am
Quote from: "Tsubashi"
a) Not just anti-Vista people say this
b) If you can't see it, try virtualizing Vista on a Mac, and then place Finder next to Windows Explorer. The resemblance is uncanny.
c) While sure, Apple Zealots would love to give all the credit to their favorite company, Apple's not the only one M$ is grabbing "Inspiration" from. Unfortunately, all the little Opensource projects don't get the credit they deserve because they're more of a conglomeration.


When I first saw Vista, I thought it was OpenSuSE. it really looks like a KDE, which was stripped of its good things (Konqueror, k3b) and uglyfied by the color-scheme and desktop-background.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 24, 2007, 11:36:11 pm
QuoteNope, never was. The smiling Mac has been, and still is used to represent the finder, the graphical representation of the computer's file system. This was apples original logo, until about 1976 at which point it became the much better known Rainbow Apple. Then in the year 1999, around the time Steve Jobs came back, apple switched to it's current Chrome Scheme


I didn't know that! I always associated the rainbow Apple as the company logo, with the Mac face as the OS logo (until they changed it to the chrome Apple).

Quotea) Not just anti-Vista people say this
b) If you can't see it, try virtualizing Vista on a Mac, and then place Finder next to Windows Explorer. The resemblance is uncanny.
c) While sure, Apple Zealots would love to give all the credit to their favorite company, Apple's not the only one M$ is grabbing "Inspiration" from. Unfortunately, all the little Opensource projects don't get the credit they deserve because they're more of a conglomeration.


*Or realist* ;)

I can see some similarities, (this link points out some of them: http://ic1.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/096/6/8/Windows_Vista___a_k_a__Tiger_by_cerebral_animations.swf ).
A lot (especially the first several) are quite uncanny!
Some, like the mail, movie, backup programs, and Media Center/Front Row similarities, I think are pretty weak arguments since they've been around in Windows for years.

But, why does anyone expect anything else from Microsoft? Let's face it, they've never really been on the cutting edge of much (except, strangely enough, tablet PCs, but that's a whole other topic...).

QuoteIt probably would if I had seen Heroes, but judging from implicit data, I think it would be a great idea!


Parodies are pretty tricky...ones of well known books/movies/shows are quite obvious, but most of my ideas are obscure. Heroes is a fairly popular show, so I know a few people from the forums will at least get it ;)

QuoteWhen I first saw Vista, I thought it was OpenSuSE. it really looks like a KDE, which was stripped of its good things (Konqueror, k3b) and uglyfied by the color-scheme and desktop-background.


I think the Aero itself is pretty independent...*just from looking at screenshots* it doesn't strike me as incredibly similar to KDE (except for some themes I've seen), and it certainly doesn't look like Aqua...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 26, 2007, 02:10:43 am
Lately I've been working on a couple of comics. One's called "International Incident" and it involves Macintosh-tan and 95-tan...I think you may know where this is going, heehee...

The other drawing I'm working on is about the OSs that run on x86 processors (in this case, Linux-sama, Saseko, and Solaris-tan) not wanting to be lumped together as "PCs". I don't want to give too much away ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on May 26, 2007, 09:10:12 pm
Here it is:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/IIComic-large.png)

And a MUCH larger URL...Though you can see way more detail:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/IIComic-large-1.png
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 26, 2007, 11:13:19 pm
2K-tan to the rescue! Having 95 and (a) Mac-tan in the same room is a very bad idea! But at least Ubuntu-tan and Solaris-tan are being good girls! :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 27, 2007, 02:50:16 am
GAAAAAAAAH!!!  Gomen gomen, Bella-san.... ^^;
I left you hanging, but no more.....  ^0^

*types away furiously*

Added after 55 minutes:

Okay then, let's take it from the top.  ^__^

QuoteThat's what Viru-tan does...she comes off looking like an adorable, friendly, lets say, screensaver, and the next thing you know...or wait, that's my experience XD She's trying to warm up to Tiger-san, but little does she know she's up against top-notch offensive Unix architecture!
**Starts thinking...OS-tan mediphors...**
I guess Windows-tans would be defensive, cause they're susceptible to viruses but can fend them off with the help of their company, and 3rd-party defenders. Macs and Unixes would be offensive, using smarts and avoidance to keep out of trouble. Would Linuxes be mostly offensive/with some defensive measures, because can't Linuxes catch *a few* viruses?


Well certainly the problem with Windows-tans is that they do wait until something breaks to fix it.  Kind of like eating badly and then waiting until your cholesterol is through the roof to go on a diet, or not brushing and then waiting until cavities form to go to the dentist.  Naturally, there would be a few girls who will want to be slightly more preventative than the others, but for the most part their "culture" almost rewards bad habits.  ^^;

Macs you and I agreed are a bit on the classy side, so they eat right (or at least eat in much smaller "civilized" portions), are very strict about cleanliness, fitness and hygiene, and generally thumb their noses down at uncouth virus-prone sites.  When they get diseased they still suffer, but for the most part they unwittingly prevent transmission.

It's very important that Linuces mix and match strategies (both offensive and defensive and even retaliatory) as much as possible, as (just like with agriculture) a polyculture will always be stronger and hardier than monocultures.  The majority are not only very fit and hardy, but also amazingly well-informed and connected (if one virus is detected one second, every single Linux sister knows about it the next). Furthermore, each Linux is built up differently and manages completely different habits, so for the most part what may work on one (or some) will not work on everyone.

There are attempts to try....

http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/507

...and there is truth to the idea that virus writers would switch to harrassing Linux/Mac should they ever dominate over Windows.  But how the system is built to begin with certainly influences who devastating this threat can be.

QuoteI think Nijura Vistan would be best as ultimate, and "Screwy" Vistan should be home premium...

No idea about ninja boy/girl/it, perhaps home basic?


I'd rather she just be the clock widget or something, so we can tuck her/it away outta sight.... ^___^;

QuoteMaybe Saba-tan doesn't help Grandma because she's afraid of being eaten by her "pets" XD

And I stand by my ideas VMS-sama should have silver hair in her older age (due to the silver shark mascot)


HAHA!!!  That's a good one,... never even thought of that.  ^v^

Here Saba Saba Saba..... ^.^

*pat pat pat*

As for the hair, sure why not.  Or better yet, why not take a walk on the wild side and do a combination?  A nice big prominent tuff of silver hair over her usual bluish base.  Hey, it worked for Viru-tan -- I've always been one to love original hair styles.  ^v^

Quotewonder if the Mac-tans are like the fashionistas and trendsetters of the OS-tan world? Because, at least if you listen to the anti-Vista (or realist from some POV) folks, M$ took a lot of "inspiration" from OS X (I don't see it, BTW), when designing Vista's look. That would make for a good comic...


I do agree with Kami-Tux that Vista does sorta almost look like KDE.  Then again, the desktop concept really doesn't change much between systems (at least the modern ones), so it's hard for them NOT to be partially similar.  It's just an issue when one company (*stares at M$*) thinks it holds the patent on said design.  ^^;

QuoteHmmm....after watching a marathon until the wee hours of the night, I started thinking about doing an OS-tan Heroes spoof...featuring Leopard-tan (as Hiro)...I wonder who would be the OS-tan equivalent of the Cheerleader, though, XD
Or maybe something with several interesting OS-tans with "abilities" similar to those of the characters on the show...a split-personality (NT-san? Sweet mother/psycho), an indestructible (OS/2?), a mind reader, etc...

Does this make any sense to anyone? XD


Well no, actually,... don't know what this "Heroes" thing is either.  ^v^;

But if by indestructible you mean "can't be killed", then RISC OS probably fits the bill.  ^.^

Quote
I can see some similarities, (this link points out some of them: http://ic1.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/096/6/8/Windows_Vista___a_k_a__Tiger_by_cerebral_animations.swf ).
A lot (especially the first several) are quite uncanny!
Some, like the mail, movie, backup programs, and Media Center/Front Row similarities, I think are pretty weak arguments since they've been around in Windows for years.

But, why does anyone expect anything else from Microsoft? Let's face it, they've never really been on the cutting edge of much (except, strangely enough, tablet PCs, but that's a whole other topic...).


Incidentally, they really aren't taking advantage of Tablet PCs as much as they should.  -v-
It's tricky technology,... even Linux Tablet distributions are said to have some trouble using all the tablet features properly.

But yes, since they also took from my darling Amiga-sama many years ago, it's incredible that I've let them get away with it for this long.  -v-

The day their proprietary code is pryed open for public scrutiny, I wonder if there will be thunderous anger or laughter or both?  -v-

QuoteI think the Aero itself is pretty independent...*just from looking at screenshots* it doesn't strike me as incredibly similar to KDE (except for some themes I've seen), and it certainly doesn't look like Aqua...


Fufufu,... fortunately, you're sorta right.  ^v^
Either they did try to produce their own 3D desktops without realizing there were cooler things already out there in the market (so much for "Wow"), or they failed trying to steal stuff like this before the release date.... ^.^

http://www.youtube.com/v/xC5uEe5OzNQ

(I can personally attest, however, that you can actually do USEFUL things with Beryl.)  -v-'

QuoteThe other drawing I'm working on is about the OSs that run on x86 processors (in this case, Linux-sama, Saseko, and Solaris-tan) not wanting to be lumped together as "PCs". I don't want to give too much away


HAHA!!!  That sounds so much like my computer... ^__^

I'm glad you're enjoying making these Bella-san!  ^v^

QuoteHere it is:


OMG this is AWESOME!!!!!!  ^V^

I love your drawings, but the comics really do your character concepts justice!  ^___^
And I see you like the idea of NT-tan as the Windows Family ambassador.  ^__~

You draw a good looking Mac-tan, a very elegant Ubuntu-san and a very self-confident Solaris-sama.  ^__^
And despite her so-called "old-age", you made 95-tan quite cute actually.  ^.^

Kudos to NT-tan's charm and 2K-tan's dress.  ^v^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on May 27, 2007, 06:13:47 am
Wow, the comic is great! /me loves the Ubuntu-tan! Great picture! (but I thought the Solaris-tan was Gentoo-tan)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Alfamille on May 28, 2007, 12:46:48 pm
Whoah! That is the first comic page I ever seen from you Bella! You're doing great! Doing great! :)

Not much words or conversation, but it gave something for us to smile about. The place was surely nice that it seems to be pub-like :P

About the Viru-tan with Tiger-tan; WOW! Her hair and her outfit rocks on that drawing! I wonder who fix it out for her...

...must be Sonata ^_^

Anyway, anice simple illustration of Tiger-tan's credibility as an OS! Very nice way of representation!  ;010  ;019
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on May 28, 2007, 11:23:15 pm
Fufu... if memory serves, I think that's technically her third comic.  ^__^

Here's a repost of the second since I love it very much for obvious reasons.....  ^v^

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/11522/strip1.png)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on May 29, 2007, 04:10:38 am
Okay......

LOL!!! *w*

Yes, that is funny, 1-chan ^^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 02, 2007, 02:11:05 pm
"Dawn"

Apple I-sama and Apple II-san

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/dawn.jpg)

   
QuoteOkay......

LOL!!! *w*

Yes, that is funny, 1-chan ^^


That "1984" advertisement was too great not to do a parody of ;)

QuoteNot much words or conversation, but it gave something for us to smile about. The place was surely nice that it seems to be pub-like :P


I've never found comics with a lot of dialogue to be my thing. I like to keep it simple, relying mostly on actions to tell the story. However, I do seem to have an odd knack for these little two-character one panel comics...Long, long ago I did one w/ Linspire-tan and Freespire-tan...I was working on one w/ SCO Unix-tan and Red Hat-tan, but since I'm not sure DY (my computer for the time being, while K8's in the shop) can handle the scanner, I guess I'll have to wait to post them.

QuoteAbout the Viru-tan with Tiger-tan; WOW! Her hair and her outfit rocks on that drawing! I wonder who fix it out for her...

...must be Sonata

Anyway, anice simple illustration of Tiger-tan's credibility as an OS! Very nice way of representation!


Thanks! Although I try to stay close to the original design, I usually put some imagination into designing the clothes and hair. I think those are two of the places I can get away with drawing uniquely, while still not straying too far.

QuoteWow, the comic is great! /me loves the Ubuntu-tan! Great picture! (but I thought the Solaris-tan was Gentoo-tan)


Thank you! I like Ubuntu-tan, too...as for her cheeriness and goodwill, I think Ubuntu-tan would be the most friendly of the Linux-tans, even to non-Linux OS-tans. Not that she wouldn't have a fighting side...but I guess she knows when it's time to fight and she knows when it's time to just relax and enjoy peace.

QuoteWell certainly the problem with Windows-tans is that they do wait until something breaks to fix it. Kind of like eating badly and then waiting until your cholesterol is through the roof to go on a diet, or not brushing and then waiting until cavities form to go to the dentist. Naturally, there would be a few girls who will want to be slightly more preventative than the others, but for the most part their "culture" almost rewards bad habits. ^^;

Macs you and I agreed are a bit on the classy side, so they eat right (or at least eat in much smaller "civilized" portions), are very strict about cleanliness, fitness and hygiene, and generally thumb their noses down at uncouth virus-prone sites. When they get diseased they still suffer, but for the most part they unwittingly prevent transmission.

It's very important that Linuces mix and match strategies (both offensive and defensive and even retaliatory) as much as possible, as (just like with agriculture) a polyculture will always be stronger and hardier than monocultures. The majority are not only very fit and hardy, but also amazingly well-informed and connected (if one virus is detected one second, every single Linux sister knows about it the next). Furthermore, each Linux is built up differently and manages completely different habits, so for the most part what may work on one (or some) will not work on everyone.

There are attempts to try....

http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/507

...and there is truth to the idea that virus writers would switch to harrassing Linux/Mac should they ever dominate over Windows. But how the system is built to begin with certainly influences who devastating this threat can be.


Ahhh, so we figured that metaphor out. The older Windows-tans (1.0-san's children) would probably be more virus-prone than NT-san's? Unless this is just my NT bias acting up again ;)

QuoteI'd rather she just be the clock widget or something, so we can tuck her/it away outta sight.... ^___^;


Bwahaha!!!

QuoteAs for the hair, sure why not. Or better yet, why not take a walk on the wild side and do a combination? A nice big prominent tuff of silver hair over her usual bluish base. Hey, it worked for Viru-tan -- I've always been one to love original hair styles. ^v^


Good idea!

QuoteWell no, actually,... don't know what this "Heroes" thing is either. ^v^;

But if by indestructible you mean "can't be killed", then RISC OS probably fits the bill. ^.^


It's a TV series about normal people who discover they have superpowers...
flying, telepathy, time-travel, etc...one person even can't be injured or killed, which makes me think of OS/2-san and the many times IBM tried to "off" her.

QuoteFufufu,... fortunately, you're sorta right. ^v^
Either they did try to produce their own 3D desktops without realizing there were cooler things already out there in the market (so much for "Wow"), or they failed trying to steal stuff like this before the release date.... ^.^

http://www.youtube.com/v/xC5uEe5OzNQ

(I can personally attest, however, that you can actually do USEFUL things with Beryl.) -v-'


**drools**  o_o  o_o  o_o
"I'm coming Beryl!!!! Oh, wait, Homeko's got my foot..."

Who gives a damn if it's useful or not! It's freaking awesome!  ;010 It blows Expose and 3-D Flip away so much it's not funny!

Quote
OMG this is AWESOME!!!!!! ^V^

I love your drawings, but the comics really do your character concepts justice! ^___^
And I see you like the idea of NT-tan as the Windows Family ambassador. ^__~

You draw a good looking Mac-tan, a very elegant Ubuntu-san and a very self-confident Solaris-sama. ^__^
And despite her so-called "old-age", you made 95-tan quite cute actually. ^.^

Kudos to NT-tan's charm and 2K-tan's dress. ^v^


Thank you! Mac-tan wasn't really my favorite OS-tan, mostly cause she's a easy way to lump together all the Mac releases instead of giving them each time and attention like the Windows-tans. But since I consider her the "matriarch" on the modern Macs, at least, I thought she'd be good.
I like NT-san the diplomat, too :D
And I took inspiration for 2k-tan's dress from a pic in the gallery...

   
Quote2K-tan to the rescue! Having 95 and (a) Mac-tan in the same room is a very bad idea! But at least Ubuntu-tan and Solaris-tan are being good girls!


Indeed! I don't think they invited 95-tan...I guess she must have found out about the event and invited herself, XD And it's good 2k-tan was there, because that could have been quite an "international incident" LOL!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 02, 2007, 02:45:42 pm
1 word...


woooooooooot.

(that's one long word^^)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on June 02, 2007, 07:17:22 pm
Its beautiful, Bella-sama! I love it
The patchwork dresses fit quite well and are amazingly well drawn. Plus the sunrise in the background gives it an ethereal feeling.
I think this could easily be your greatest drawing yet!

QuoteAlthough I try to stay close to the original design, I usually put some imagination into designing the clothes and hair. I think those are two of the places I can get away with drawing uniquely, while still not straying too far.


How true. I mean, it's not like they wear the same thing all the time. I guess as long as you don't go too overboard, though ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on June 02, 2007, 08:07:50 pm
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In fact, you have won:

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With this you get:
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Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 02, 2007, 10:13:53 pm
Thanks everybody! :D

And I got the scanner to work. Good ol' XP connected to it without any software *Gives Windows XP big pat* So I can post some pix I did last week.

Cheetah-tan and Homeko:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/01.jpg)

I see these two as being friends, somehow...

HP UX-tan

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/02.jpg)

I guess there's really not much to say about her...Smart, powerful and industrious like all her Unix sisters. I suppose she likes to invent stuff (playing off of the HP motto)

SCO Unix-tan Vs. Red Hat-tan:
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/-3.jpg)

Severs don't mince words ;)

And I think I may go ahead with that Heroes parody. Let's see...

Timetraveler...Leopard-tan
Indestructible...OS/2-tan
Now all I need is an OS(-tan) that has really benefited and/or copied one or more other OS(-tans), as a parody of Heroes character Peter Petrelli's Power mimicry (mimicking someone else's power)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on June 03, 2007, 04:08:04 am
I really like this picture, even though these are proprietary OSes :) It is a lovely sunrise with two Apple-hippies!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 03, 2007, 06:59:41 am
"Sco to hell, biatches."



...LOL! XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 03, 2007, 06:40:22 pm
Yeah, and I also thought of an idea for a Neowin-tan and Softpedia-tan.

They claim to be fair and balanced OS-tan fangirls, but they're most RABID about the Windows-tans. Whenever they see Vistan, they're all like:

"ZOMG!! VIIISSSTAAN!! I LOVVVVEE YOOOOU SIGN MY AUTOGRAPH!!"

and they start jumping up and down like a couple of teenyboppers.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 03, 2007, 06:42:36 pm
...and let us pray to Haruhi-sama that this never may happen in real life.


...


'-'
^
this is my sober face



...



>w< I'm really too tired for this...XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 03, 2007, 07:05:43 pm
QuoteYeah, and I also thought of an idea for a Neowin-tan and Softpedia-tan.

They claim to be fair and balanced OS-tan fangirls, but they're most RABID about the Windows-tans. Whenever they see Vistan, they're all like:

"ZOMG!! VIIISSSTAAN!! I LOVVVVEE YOOOOU SIGN MY AUTOGRAPH!!"

and they start jumping up and down like a couple of teenyboppers.


As I type up a response, I've just gotta ask this........

"WHICH ONE?!!!!!!!!"  @o@

*snickers at thought of Neowin-tan and Softpedia-tan swooning over Frida, and the colorful reactions from the Net Characters board*  ^___^

Alrighty then... -v-

*begins typing Bella-sized response*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 03, 2007, 07:09:33 pm
Quote from: "C-you-know-who""WHICH ONE?!!!!!!!!" @o@

Senpai, you just won an internets.

And with this, I'm going to bed.
Nighty! ^-^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 03, 2007, 07:44:26 pm
QuoteApple I-sama and Apple II-san


Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

Absolutely gl-o-ri-ous picture!!!!!! ^-^

It's touching and heartwarming and an excellent tribute to the dawn (literally) of a new age in computing.  ^__^
And have I mentioend how wonderfully you drew their clothing again?  ^-^

I have to agree, this is one of yoru best pictures ever!  I think if you switch back and forth between page 1 and now, you will see a clear evolution of your drawing style, from Great to Godly.  ^.^

QuoteI've never found comics with a lot of dialogue to be my thing. I like to keep it simple, relying mostly on actions to tell the story. However, I do seem to have an odd knack for these little two-character one panel comics...Long, long ago I did one w/ Linspire-tan and Freespire-tan...I was working on one w/ SCO Unix-tan and Red Hat-tan, but since I'm not sure DY (my computer for the time being, while K8's in the shop) can handle the scanner, I guess I'll have to wait to post them.


In that case, you must've really liked my own Freespire/Linspire one, cause that had no dialogue to begin with.  ^__^
But yes, that's why that other comic was the "3rd" one, cause technically you did have Free-chan/Lin-chan and PCDOS/Mac1 before that.  ^.^

QuoteThank you! I like Ubuntu-tan, too...as for her cheeriness and goodwill, I think Ubuntu-tan would be the most friendly of the Linux-tans, even to non-Linux OS-tans. Not that she wouldn't have a fighting side...but I guess she knows when it's time to fight and she knows when it's time to just relax and enjoy peace.


Concurrent with the spirit of Ubuntu, naturally.... -v-

(http://sunfox.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/ubuntu-hello-cthulhu.png)

QuoteAhhh, so we figured that metaphor out. The older Windows-tans (1.0-san's children) would probably be more virus-prone than NT-san's? Unless this is just my NT bias acting up again


Hmmm,... maybe in theory they would be more virus-prone.  But naturally that depends on the two things,... how well you're built and how much you're exposed.  Naturally ME-chan, Hacchan, Secchan and Hag-chan made it a habit to expose themselves all over the world (hope not literally... @o@'), so they would be particularly effective virus magnets.

3.1-sama, 2.0-chan and 1.0-chan, however, were still relatively low-key systems at the time, and may have achieved some level of "security through obscurity" mechanism.  ^^

I should note, however, that while NT-san's kids are slightly better built than 1.0-san's, they have signficantly more market exposure (remember, new computer ownership exploded after XP), so attract at least a greater VOLUME of viruses than their crummier step-siblings.  ^^

QuoteIt's a TV series about normal people who discover they have superpowers... flying, telepathy, time-travel, etc...one person even can't be injured or killed, which makes me think of OS/2-san and the many times IBM tried to "off" her.


Aa sou... so THAT's why you chose OS/2-tan instead of RISC-tan.  Oh well, guess that works.  ^__^
Speaking of which, I'm gonna be able to try a a copy of eComstation Beta 2, so I can attest to the fact that OS/2-san's legacy is not dead yet.  ^v^

Quote"I'm coming Beryl!!!! Oh, wait, Homeko's got my foot..."   Who gives a damn if it's useful or not! It's freaking awesome!  It blows Expose and 3-D Flip away so much it's not funny!


You tell that crazy, incestual OS-tan to let go this instant, or so help me I'll stick her into a Tenchi Muyo OVA episode!  ^0^

(........oh wait, I think she'd like that.... ¬___¬')

In any event, you're still not gonna be able to use Beryl, cause even if you did get your old Compaq working it probably doesn't have a 3D accelerated graphics card.  Beryl has infinitely better Graphics Card support than Vista (which truly requires the latest and greatest), but even so you still need at least a Nvidia Geforce3 (circa 2001).

Doesn't mean you couldn't try any of the other interesting eye candy available, although if you do stick with Puppy-chan that won't amount to very much under its default windows manager.

And K8 is still stuck in the shop.... -v-'

QuoteThank you! Mac-tan wasn't really my favorite OS-tan, mostly cause she's a easy way to lump together all the Mac releases instead of giving them each time and attention like the Windows-tans. But since I consider her the "matriarch" on the modern Macs, at least, I thought she'd be good.
I like NT-san the diplomat, too
And I took inspiration for 2k-tan's dress from a pic in the gallery...


Fufu... I've often suggest to Aurora-san that Mac-tan and Tiger-sama would often fight together, since each one feels she's the leader of the pack.  Mac-tan has the most seniority, but Tiger-sama is the newest and greatest.  ^.^
Such a thing would bring the term "catfight" to a whole new level.... -v-;

QuoteCheetah-tan and Homeko:


YAY!!!!  Cheetah-sama!!  ^v^

The lovely dominatrix catgirl being best friends with....!!  ^V^

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*connects dots together*

O,.... M..... G!!!!!!  @o@

Oh yeah, the green-haired one would definitely fight tooth and nail to get herself hired into the Tenchi Muyo cast.  Oh well,... she is YOUR crazy, Yaoi-drawing pervert after all....  -v-;

Tell her not to corrupt MY crazy, S&M-unleashing pervert.  ^___^

QuoteHP UX-tan

I guess there's really not much to say about her...Smart, powerful and industrious like all her Unix sisters. I suppose she likes to invent stuff (playing off of the HP motto)


Ooooh,.. professional in a very intelligent, no-nonsense kind of way.  Certainly not a plebian's OS-tan,... her image is absolutely ooozing with technocracy.... ^.^

QuoteSCO Unix-tan Vs. Red Hat-tan:

Severs don't mince words


Absolutely classic!!!  ^__^
Too bad Xenix-sama's kid is such a brat, but then she WAS chided on by M$ to continue the patent charade, only to take it up themselves a couple of week's ago.  Baka SCO-chan seems so easy to manipulate, as opposed to the powerful, self-confident and sexy RedHat-sama... -v-

QuoteAnd I think I may go ahead with that Heroes parody. Let's see...

Timetraveler...Leopard-tan
Indestructible...OS/2-tan
Now all I need is an OS(-tan) that has really benefited and/or copied one or more other OS(-tans), as a parody of Heroes character Peter Petrelli's Power mimicry (mimicking someone else's power)


HAHAHA!!!!!!!!  ^V^

Lesse.... -v-

*points to Windows-tans*

No?  ^__^

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*points to Windows-tans*

Still nothing?  ^v^

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*sighs*  Well, I do recall Raffaele-san saying that Amiga-sama was excellent at emulating other systems (including Windows 3.1) back when she was the only capable system of doing that.

Then there's Linux-san herself, although it's not so much that she's intentionally copying off of others, but rather her supporters want to be able to run their favorite apps on her (thinks Wine).

In my old backstories, I was hoping that C-One-tan would be the token "changeling" of the group, able to emulate any system who's ROM is loaded into her.  

(http://ostan-collections.net/images/avatars_ostan/990914562450bef89dff8a.png)

But she is designed mainly for older systems, so you might as well stick with a VMWare-tan for newer ones.  ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on June 04, 2007, 04:04:27 am
Quote3.1-sama, 2.0-chan and 1.0-chan, however, were still relatively low-key systems at the time, and may have achieved some level of "security through obscurity" mechanism. ^^

Since you could write a virus in DOS via copy con, I do not think the Windows-tans were... like... secure.
You know, no matter how beautiful the roof is, if the walls are shaky or nonexistant, the roof can not be secure...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 04, 2007, 04:42:43 am
Quote from: "Bella"Now all I need is an OS(-tan) that has really benefited and/or copied one or more other OS(-tans), as a parody of Heroes character Peter Petrelli's Power mimicry (mimicking someone else's power)

How 'bout ol' NT? I mean, even a fairly uneducated person like me could judge that out after a fast look on the VMS article...or you could have VMS-tan herself, although i dunno...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 04, 2007, 07:15:30 am
QuoteSince you could write a virus in DOS via copy con, I do not think the Windows-tans were... like... secure.
You know, no matter how beautiful the roof is, if the walls are shaky or nonexistant, the roof can not be secure...


Well no one's saying they were better built, just that the original Windows-tans didn't attract as many virus writers as their modern counterparts.  Plus there was no internet (not counting BBS which wasn't used by everybody), so while a virus could still spread through other means (infected floppy files or software installation), your level of transmission is nothing like compared today.  -v-

Diseases still spread by boats, but they really got a huge boost thanks to air travel.  ^.^

QuoteHow 'bout ol' NT? I mean, even a fairly uneducated person like me could judge that out after a fast look on the VMS article...or you could have VMS-tan herself, although i dunno...


Well keep in mind that NT, though it was meant to be, was not entirely a carbon copy of VMS.  Hence better built than her lesser Windows siblings, but no where near the level of a UNIX-like system, and unlike her younger Windows siblings, FAR more exposed to the elements.  ^___^'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 04, 2007, 07:31:25 am
I wasn't saying carbon copy, i was saying as Bella was saying. An OS which has imitated much from another OS or many. And NT / VMS fits the description quite fairly, desho?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 04, 2007, 08:03:56 am
Aa sou,... sorry, misread your quote.
In that case, that applies to basically all Windows-tans.  ^___^

*points to Windows-tans*

See, Bella-san?  Even Neji-san agrees,... and to think they have the unmitigated GAUL to accuse others of patent infringement......  -v-'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 07, 2007, 08:57:27 pm
NT-san could fit the bill...although, Mac/KDE copying Vistan could work...

Anyway, here's a quick concept I drew for Ubuntu-tan all decked out in Beryl:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/06.jpg)

Not to mention I've had quite a few ideas for comics...one where a Mac-tan and Vistan are arguing about who's dressed prettier, when a Linux-tan walks by wearing her Beryl best ;) Another with XP-tan standing up to Vistan, whom she thinks is too distrustful and paranoid XD Just a few thoughts...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 07, 2007, 09:18:33 pm
QuoteNT-san could fit the bill...although, Mac/KDE copying Vistan could work..


*chortle*  ^____________________^

QuoteAnyway, here's a quick concept I drew for Ubuntu-tan all decked out in Beryl:


QuoteNot to mention I've had quite a few ideas for comics...one where a Mac-tan and Vistan are arguing about who's dressed prettier, when a Linux-tan walks by wearing her Beryl best  Another with XP-tan standing up to Vistan, whom she thinks is too distrustful and paranoid XD Just a few thoughts...


Maaaaaaaaaaaaaa~!!  ^v^

I only barely hinted at "Beryl Wear" before, so knowing that Miss Closeted Fashion Designer is already working on full-blown professional designs fills me with great joy!  ^__^

I'd say it's about time that Beryl slips into more OS-tan designs, and judging from your Ubuntu-san pic it's going to be an explosively cool entry!  ^v^

BTW, did you catch my last suggestion with Puppy + Hacchan?  (It's pretty easy to get buried in the Linux thread now... ^^')
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 09, 2007, 01:35:30 am
Excuse me...let me type up a more genuine response...

Quote
Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge!!!!!!!!! ^V^

Absolutely gl-o-ri-ous picture!!!!!! ^-^

It's touching and heartwarming and an excellent tribute to the dawn (literally) of a new age in computing. ^__^
And have I mentioend how wonderfully you drew their clothing again? ^-^

I have to agree, this is one of yoru best pictures ever! I think if you switch back and forth between page 1 and now, you will see a clear evolution of your drawing style, from Great to Godly. ^.^


Thanks! I did a lot of the detail with custom brushes, and experimented with some of the selection tools, especially with the shading and sun.

QuoteIn that case, you must've really liked my own Freespire/Linspire one, cause that had no dialogue to begin with. ^__^


;010

QuoteHmmm,... maybe in theory they would be more virus-prone. But naturally that depends on the two things,... how well you're built and how much you're exposed. Naturally ME-chan, Hacchan, Secchan and Hag-chan made it a habit to expose themselves all over the world (hope not literally... @o@'), so they would be particularly effective virus magnets.

3.1-sama, 2.0-chan and 1.0-chan, however, were still relatively low-key systems at the time, and may have achieved some level of "security through obscurity" mechanism. ^^

I should note, however, that while NT-san's kids are slightly better built than 1.0-san's, they have signficantly more market exposure (remember, new computer ownership exploded after XP), so attract at least a greater VOLUME of viruses than their crummier step-siblings. ^^


Well, also, Hacchan, Secchan, etc. had friends who were virus/malware magnets, like older IEs ;) At least now some of newer Windows-tan run with a slightly better crowd (like Firefox-ko and the new IE, which is *supposedly* fairly safe)

QuoteAa sou... so THAT's why you chose OS/2-tan instead of RISC-tan. Oh well, guess that works. ^__^
Speaking of which, I'm gonna be able to try a a copy of eComstation Beta 2, so I can attest to the fact that OS/2-san's legacy is not dead yet. ^v^


eComstation...cool, OS/2-san's clinger-on little sis XD
Too bad OS/2 isn't open source, for one it'd probably improve it a ton, plus I'd love to run a machine on the disowned M$/IBM OS.

QuoteYou tell that crazy, incestual OS-tan to let go this instant, or so help me I'll stick her into a Tenchi Muyo OVA episode! ^0^

(........oh wait, I think she'd like that.... ¬___¬')

In any event, you're still not gonna be able to use Beryl, cause even if you did get your old Compaq working it probably doesn't have a 3D accelerated graphics card. Beryl has infinitely better Graphics Card support than Vista (which truly requires the latest and greatest), but even so you still need at least a Nvidia Geforce3 (circa 2001).

Doesn't mean you couldn't try any of the other interesting eye candy available, although if you do stick with Puppy-chan that won't amount to very much under its default windows manager.

And K8 is still stuck in the shop.... -v-'


Quiet...! I think Homeko's listening!

I'm surprised Beryl can run on less than Vista's Flip...

Quote
YAY!!!! Cheetah-sama!! ^v^

The lovely dominatrix catgirl being best friends with....!! ^V^

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*connects dots together*

O,.... M..... G!!!!!! @o@

Oh yeah, the green-haired one would definitely fight tooth and nail to get herself hired into the Tenchi Muyo cast. Oh well,... she is YOUR crazy, Yaoi-drawing pervert after all.... -v-;

Tell her not to corrupt MY crazy, S&M-unleashing pervert. ^___^


She's my OS's crazy, Yaoi-drawing pervert after all, and don't you forget it!  ;070 (<-- I love that emoticon)

I'm working on coloring a pic based off of that one.

QuoteOoooh,.. professional in a very intelligent, no-nonsense kind of way. Certainly not a plebian's OS-tan,... her image is absolutely ooozing with technocracy.... ^.^


The Unixes are kind of hard, because they're all smart, powerful, knowledgeable, etc...Aside from the horribly-unique-on-her-own SCO-tan, I think looking to the Unix-tan in question's company and their history, motto, etc. is a good way to pick up "color" to distinguish them.

BTW, I'm thinking of doing a comic. It's a surprise what it's about, but I'm going to need an OS-tan that's particularly bad or unknown as a gaming OS :D Maybe some vintage-tan, or a really obscure, terrible at gaming Linux distro-tan...

As for the Puppy-chan/ Hacchan pic, I'm a little stuck...maybe I'll go the easy route with a parody of my favorite Tiger-tan/Saseko pic...

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=favpics&cat=0&pos=35

Since my compaq is practically running under two OS's (though one's just from liveCD.)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 10, 2007, 12:11:27 am
Cheetah-tan and Homeko:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/H-Ccopy-1.jpg)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 11, 2007, 12:15:54 am
QuoteExcuse me...let me type up a more genuine response...


Hmmm,....  '___'

*connects dots*

"Genuine" + Bella's clearly Windows-centric avatar = WGA

OMG!!!!!!!  @0@
WAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!  >v<

*runs for the hills*

Quote
Well, also, Hacchan, Secchan, etc. had friends who were virus/malware magnets, like older IEs At least now some of newer Windows-tan run with a slightly better crowd (like Firefox-ko and the new IE, which is *supposedly* fairly safe)


...And also suspsiciously looks like a cross between Firefox and Opera.....  ^^;
How does that source code look like again....?  ^v^;

*tries to take a peek*

*gets tossed away by M$ security*

I'm sure you can get Firefox (or at least Seamonkey) working on Hacchan or maybe Hagchan, but definitely back in the day, the best defense was isolation.

(AOL counted as isolation, since they conned millions of people for years into thinking their 2400baud modem-UNfriendly website WAS the internet....  ^^;).

QuoteeComstation...cool, OS/2-san's clinger-on little sis XD
Too bad OS/2 isn't open source, for one it'd probably improve it a ton, plus I'd love to run a machine on the disowned M$/IBM OS.


I hear that, sister.  ^__^
In part it's M$ fault that OS/2 (and by association, eCS) can't be open source, since it does still have some M$ code hidden around there somewhere.  A smarter company COULD just release a stripped down version of OS/2 to the community, but they still refuse to do so for whatever reason (I'm assuming so as to not interfere with their Linux support).  

But currently eComstation's life blood does come from community efforts, so it's natural to assume that, given full liberty of their code, you can instantly have thousands of willing volunteers to turn eComStation into a Vista killer.  ^___^

(And as with Solaris, there would be efforts to fuse the former proprietary technology with all the best stuff developed for GNU/Linux).

QuoteQuiet...! I think Homeko's listening!

I'm surprised Beryl can run on less than Vista's Flip...


Again, community effort,...

M$ has an "I Scratch Your Back, You Scratch Mine" relationship with hardware manufacturers, so it's in their best interest to force you to buy modern cards.  Linux is maintained by thousands of volunteers content to work on sub-standard graphics cards, so naturally THEY have a vested interest in making Beryl work for them....  ^___^

End result is that Beryl is quite smooth and snappy even on comparatively-old cards.  -v-

QuoteShe's my OS's crazy, Yaoi-drawing pervert after all, and don't you forget it!  (<-- I love that emoticon)

I'm working on coloring a pic based off of that one.



Waaah!  Can't you get someone a little less perverted?  Like, say, 2K-tan....?  ^___^

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Oh wait a sec,... let me think that through again.... -v-;

QuoteThe Unixes are kind of hard, because they're all smart, powerful, knowledgeable, etc...Aside from the horribly-unique-on-her-own SCO-tan, I think looking to the Unix-tan in question's company and their history, motto, etc. is a good way to pick up "color" to distinguish them.


Don't forget that the louder the bark, the weaker the bite....  ^__^
I for one wanted to make the Unices be smart, powerful and knowledgeable as well, but also riddled with a lot of,.............. let's just say, "attitude problems".  ^.^;

And if not attitude, then certainly minor bouts of insanity.... -v-

You know...... like with REAL rich people....  ^____^;

QuoteBTW, I'm thinking of doing a comic. It's a surprise what it's about, but I'm going to need an OS-tan that's particularly bad or unknown as a gaming OS Maybe some vintage-tan, or a really obscure, terrible at gaming Linux distro-tan...


Oh, that's easy,... ORIC-tan.  ^v^;

She's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO obscure, I never even got a chance to list her on the Binteji Renmei roster.  ^.^;
Despite a cult following now, she was the kind of toy PC/gaming system that a parent got his/her kid when he/she couldn't afford a Commodore 64 or even a ZX Spectrum.

You're gonna have oodles of fun with that ol' girl.....  ^____^

QuoteSince my compaq is practically running under two OS's (though one's just from liveCD.)


Hacchan is so greedy.....  ;___;

*hears Puppy-chan's whining and yelping in the distance*

*heart breaks*

QuoteCheetah-tan and Homeko:


Gyaah! the unacceptable pervert is holding hands with my PERFECTLY-acceptable pervert!  ^0^
HALT!!!  SECURITY!!!!  ^-^

Hehe,... nah, it's fantastic, and certainly quite the looker.  ^___^
More so Cheetah-sama than the Home, and not because of my obvious bias, but rather that her left leg is too short compared to the other one you drew for her.  

But no matter,... that just helps enhance Cheetah-sama's grace and beauty,... *sigh*  ^v^

I feel like playing with her ears....  *siiiiigh*  *v*

*stares*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 12, 2007, 08:26:49 pm
QuoteHmmm,.... '___'

*connects dots*

"Genuine" + Bella's clearly Windows-centric avatar = WGA

OMG!!!!!!! @0@
WAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!! >v<

*runs for the hills*


O___O You've discovered my secret! *Runs for the hills in other direction*

QuoteAOL counted as isolation, since they conned millions of people for years into thinking their 2400baud modem-UNfriendly website WAS the internet.... ^^.


Geez, I hated AOL...

QuoteI hear that, sister. ^__^
In part it's M$ fault that OS/2 (and by association, eCS) can't be open source, since it does still have some M$ code hidden around there somewhere. A smarter company COULD just release a stripped down version of OS/2 to the community, but they still refuse to do so for whatever reason (I'm assuming so as to not interfere with their Linux support).

But currently eComstation's life blood does come from community efforts, so it's natural to assume that, given full liberty of their code, you can instantly have thousands of willing volunteers to turn eComStation into a Vista killer. ^___^

(And as with Solaris, there would be efforts to fuse the former proprietary technology with all the best stuff developed for GNU/Linux).


Oh. That's why they can't. I'm sure M$ would hate having an OS that they and IBM repeatedly try to get rid of come back and bit them on the butt, Vista-wise ;)

QuoteAnd if not attitude, then certainly minor bouts of insanity.... -v-

You know...... like with REAL rich people.... ^____^;


LOL! That would explain some of the Windows-tan's attitudes then...

QuoteOh, that's easy,... ORIC-tan. ^v^;

She's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO obscure, I never even got a chance to list her on the Binteji Renmei roster. ^.^;
Despite a cult following now, she was the kind of toy PC/gaming system that a parent got his/her kid when he/she couldn't afford a Commodore 64 or even a ZX Spectrum.

You're gonna have oodles of fun with that ol' girl..... ^____^


Heehee, I'll get to design a new OS-tan for my comic!
Actually two, because the other -tan is actually going to be a gaming console-tan...
drumroll...
Apple Pippin-tan! The WORST gaming console ever!

QuoteHacchan is so greedy..... ;___;

*hears Puppy-chan's whining and yelping in the distance*

*heart breaks*


You know, I'm working on the Hacchan/Pup-chan picture now...

QuoteGyaah! the unacceptable pervert is holding hands with my PERFECTLY-acceptable pervert! ^0^
HALT!!! SECURITY!!!! ^-^

Hehe,... nah, it's fantastic, and certainly quite the looker. ^___^
More so Cheetah-sama than the Home, and not because of my obvious bias, but rather that her left leg is too short compared to the other one you drew for her.

But no matter,... that just helps enhance Cheetah-sama's grace and beauty,... *sigh* ^v^

I feel like playing with her ears.... *siiiiigh* *v*


Homeko's leg is shorter because of the perspective...her foot pointing more behind her...
And remember...Homeko's my OS's perv! ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 13, 2007, 02:38:24 am
Quote
Heehee, I'll get to design a new OS-tan for my comic!
Actually two, because the other -tan is actually going to be a gaming console-tan...
drumroll...
Apple Pippin-tan! The WORST gaming console ever!


WOOHOO!!!  So you really are going to try and do an ORIC-tan, eh?  ^___^
I'm so happy that the spirit of the Binteji Renmei lives on in you!  ^.^

As far as character concepts go, I never had any for her, other then that she would be a fairly unassuming character (gee, THAT'S a lot of help I bet... ^^;).  The system was relatively cheap for its era, so I imagine she'd also be frugal to a fault.  -v-

And I just KNOW I've heard of the Pippin before,... I can't quite put my finger on it.  -v-

But that one should just be downright hilarious.  ^v^'

QuoteYou know, I'm working on the Hacchan/Pup-chan picture now...


In the words of InuT.... -v-
"WAAAFUU!!!!!!!"  ^0^

Standing by for swooning.  ^___^

*wags tail*

QuoteHomeko's leg is shorter because of the perspective...her foot pointing more behind her...
And remember...Homeko's my OS's perv!


I kinda imagined that would be the reason, but honestly the effect was much better executed on Cheetah-sama.  Methinks that deep down inside, you want to choose a new pervert.  ^_____^

*pats Bella on back*

Daijoubu,... I understand,... I understand the feeling.  I've been through that myself at some point.  ^^
We just have to learn to accept it.... -v-

Added after 1 minutes:

BTW, that's a very luxurious avatar.  ^___^

One thing that strikes me, though, is that you've yet to use any of your drawings as your avi.  Any particular reason, or just personal preference?  'v'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 13, 2007, 07:49:16 pm
QuoteWOOHOO!!! So you really are going to try and do an ORIC-tan, eh? ^___^
I'm so happy that the spirit of the Binteji Renmei lives on in you! ^.^

As far as character concepts go, I never had any for her, other then that she would be a fairly unassuming character (gee, THAT'S a lot of help I bet... ^^. The system was relatively cheap for its era, so I imagine she'd also be frugal to a fault. -v-

And I just KNOW I've heard of the Pippin before,... I can't quite put my finger on it. -v-

But that one should just be downright hilarious. ^v^'


I guess she should be sort of "child-like" or at least youthful, because or what you said about ORIC often being given to kids.

Here's some stuff about Pippin:

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

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,125772-page,6/article.html#pippin

QuoteI kinda imagined that would be the reason, but honestly the effect was much better executed on Cheetah-sama. Methinks that deep down inside, you want to choose a new pervert. ^_____^

*pats Bella on back*

Daijoubu,... I understand,... I understand the feeling. I've been through that myself at some point. ^^
We just have to learn to accept it.... -v-


LOL...No, I'm just fine with my perv, thank you...XD

QuoteBTW, that's a very luxurious avatar. ^___^

One thing that strikes me, though, is that you've yet to use any of your drawings as your avi. Any particular reason, or just personal preference? 'v'


I usually change my avi according to my rank...I guess I like going though the gallery and finding an interesting rendition of a certain OS-tan, but maybe sometime I'll use one of my pix...

QuoteHmmm,.... '___'

*connects dots*

"Genuine" + Bella's clearly Windows-centric avatar = WGA

OMG!!!!!!! @0@
WAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!! >v<

*runs for the hills*


Yeah, I posted a response to this before, but I just now thought of a snappy response...

C-Chan...Sounds like "Secchan"....*continues to run*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 13, 2007, 07:53:59 pm
Both Pippin and 3DO was mentioned in the first episode of Lucky Staa~ -w-
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 14, 2007, 01:57:47 pm
Aaa... souka!  ^v^

*clonk*

Yeah, you're right, THAT's where I heard it from!  ^-^
That was a pretty funny scene, btw....  -v-

QuoteI guess she should be sort of "child-like" or at least youthful, because or what you said about ORIC often being given to kids.

Here's some stuff about Pippin:

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

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,125772-page,6/article.html#pippin


I've noticed that, unless the OS-tan is already a child-type, you seem to prefer drawing adult-only OS-tans.  Personal preference, or just coincidence?  ^__^

Either way, could ORIC-tan be your first original child-type, I wonder...? -v-

QuoteI usually change my avi according to my rank...I guess I like going though the gallery and finding an interesting rendition of a certain OS-tan, but maybe sometime I'll use one of my pix...


Ooooh,... that'll be treat once you get your first Mac rank....  ^___^

*sits and wags tail in expectation*

QuoteYeah, I posted a response to this before, but I just now thought of a snappy response...

C-Chan...Sounds like "Secchan"....*continues to run*


......................................................... '__'

*rummages in pocket*

*finds bottleopener*

*evil grin*

Fufufufu....  thanks for reminding me...... *v*

Now 'xcuse me while I take a small little trip over to the '[CREW] Administrator (benevolent) job' thread....  ^.^

*skips away*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 14, 2007, 07:08:35 pm
QuoteI've noticed that, unless the OS-tan is already a child-type, you seem to prefer drawing adult-only OS-tans. Personal preference, or just coincidence? ^__^

Either way, could ORIC-tan be your first original child-type, I wonder...? -v-


Mostly coincidence, I guess...(like most) I usually think of GUI-less DOS OS's as young...and some OS's, just on name alone, I think of as young (Like Puppy-chan!).

I don't know is ORIC-tan will actually be a child-type like MSDOS-tan, maybe just very youthful...?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 15, 2007, 12:07:25 am
*ponders*

How 'bout a compromise at early adolescence?  (like a Skuld from Ah my Goddess type)

Just strikes me as being the same physical age as C64-tan.  ^^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 15, 2007, 01:34:37 am
Perhaps...

Plus I'm working on that Linux-sama w/ Beryl pic (for a comic)...who thought designing Beryl into a costume would be that difficult XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on June 15, 2007, 05:45:37 am
Maybe cuz she's usually the one that does the designing of things into costumes... ^-^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 15, 2007, 06:54:30 pm
Here's an outline of Linux-sama w/ Beryl....

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/10.png)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 17, 2007, 11:27:17 pm
*rushes in*

*does a quick 5-second swoon*  ^___^;

Sorry, in a bit of a rush...  -v-'

Will be back later to comment properly!  Greatabulous job so far!  ^V^

*rushes out*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 18, 2007, 12:10:04 am
Don't comment yet...hehe...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/beryl.jpg)

I might do more work on the detail, maybe when I put this gal into that comic...

And there's a few "hidden" metaphors in this drawing relating to GNU/Linux and Beryl...point them out if you can find them :P

EDITED: I fixed some problems with the coloring and stuff.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 19, 2007, 01:37:47 pm
QuoteDon't comment yet...hehe...


*stands firm and speechless*

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*nerve pops*

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*visibly strained*

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*can't hold it further*

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GYAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!  ^0^
I can't takes it no more!!!  You gotta let me comment on it!  ;^0^;

I'm beggin' ya!!!  ;^V^;

*swoons*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 19, 2007, 04:42:34 pm
Go ahead and comment :P
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 19, 2007, 06:32:54 pm
Too late,... still swooned.  See what you get for making such a drop-dead gorgeous pic?  ^___^

Give me another two hours till I recover consciousness,....  ^.^

*resumes swoon*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 19, 2007, 11:16:34 pm
how come everytime I hear her name I feel like she should be kicking sailor moons arse?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 19, 2007, 11:40:51 pm
*unswoons*

Oh right, Beryl is also the name of Sailor Moon's arch nemesis in the crappy US reedit.  Course, this is just Linux wearing a Beryl dress, but I'm sure that could be used to crack a joke or two at Linux-sama's expense.... -v-

In any case, I'm back!  ^___^
Time to oggle and goggle Linux-sama w/Beryl!  ^v^

*oggles and goggles*

I have no clue what that means, but that's fine cause when C-chan is happy he starts talking Crazy Talk, and when he absolutely makes no sense and talks in the third person, than obviously C-chan is quite happy.  ^__^

Where to begin, where to begin.... -v-

There's so much to choose from for such a closet-lecher and chauvinist pig as I.  ^___^

*swoons intentionally to clear up mind*

*self slap, self slap, self slap*
*drool wipe*

In any event, let me talk through this systematically.  ^___^;

BODY:  Just in case anyone had any doubts that uber geeks couldn't be sexy.  This just calls for an obscene and politically-incorrect Onomatopoeia of Approval!  ^V^

*tries howling like a love-starved wolf, but as a pig he ends up producing something akin to an aardvark's death rattle*

Certainly compared to the pitiful little transparent Aero skirts of many of the Vistans out there, this is certainly way more revealing and perhaps more in tune with the philosophies of the two desktop enhancers (Aero is restrictive, whereas Beryl gives you full and free-as-in-beer access to all the best known eyecandy and desktop aides).  ^__^

The prevalence of red (as in her undergarments) is quite natural given the red Beryl logo, and the fact that the default Windows Decorator on most systems (currently one called "Emerald") loads your windows with red crystalline task panes (personally, I always change them to green or teal to suit the name... ^.^).

By hitting the ALT+mouse scroll wheel, you can alter the transparency of the window on demand, one of my favorite productive features aside from the Mac OSX-like Expose effect.  So when I see her layers of clothes, I assume they're standard windows (plus one terminal window, that black one...) that have had their alpha levels reduced a tad....

For marketing purposes, of course.... ^___________^

*wipes drool*

Additionally, there's also a function that allows you to reduce the transparency of a window automatically based on usage, so if you have multiple windows open, the last ones accessed will appear almost fully transparent in the background, whereas the one currently in use is opaque.  Doubt this relates to the image, but just thought I'd mention it.  ^.^

CAPE:  Pure and simple reference to the red crystal Beryl logo.  Aside from beauty, it also lends a special kind of regality that suits her seniority quite well.  Truly redefines the phrase "Hot Mama" in ways that can make VMS-san jealous beyond belief.  ^__^

EARRINGS/HAIRBAND: Actually not terribly sure what the motif is here, although I guess the red-white-black of her head band is indicative of the website's color theme perhaps?  They still look cool, though, and add further to the elegant and regal feel.  Not sure if you've used it yet, but Beryl is surprisingly fast and snappy even on slightly older machines, and the effects amazingly professional despite being an alpha.

(although in fairness, a lot is owed to the work done on Compiz)

HEAD:  The pose itself is very enticing and well-portioned, and the head tops it off by adding an extra layer of charm and cuteness.  The expression on her face has the 3 C's: Calm and Composed and quite Confident in her appearance.  The eyes are exquisitely done in this picture.

I had forgotten that you opted for brown hair for your Linux-sama rendition, so for a moment there I hadn't recognized the famous girl in the penguin suit and KDE helmet.  But it is quite the winning combination of hooked bangs (to enhance cuteness) and the french twist with sweeping side (to add an almost divine sense of elegance).

If there's more to come, I'm not sure if my senses can take it, so if you hear a pig explode with pleasure overload in the distance, at least you'll know why.  ^__^

I want to call this my favorite of your pictures....... and I think i will...... ^v^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on June 19, 2007, 11:45:58 pm
Again, great work Bella. She puts the "X" in "X Window System"!

QuoteOh right, Beryl is also the name of Sailor Moon's arch nemesis in the crappy US reedit. Course, this is just Linux wearing a Beryl dress, but I'm sure that could be used to crack a joke or two at Linux-sama's expense.... -v-


Sailor Moon? That was before my time. Like Evangelion or Ranma 1/2. When I was young, it was all about Zoids. And Pokemon. That's before I caught glimpse of Rozen Maiden some years later. And the rest is history...

QuoteIf there's more to come, I'm not sure if my senses can take it, so if you hear a pig explode with pleasure overload in the distance, at least you'll know why. ^__^


C-Chan is going explode! Do you know what this means? Bacon from heaven!!! Get me some eggs and pancakes...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 20, 2007, 12:59:33 am
Quotehow come everytime I hear her name I feel like she should be kicking sailor moons arse?


XD

QuoteI have no clue what that means, but that's fine cause when C-chan is happy he starts talking Crazy Talk, and when he absolutely makes no sense and talks in the third person, than obviously C-chan is quite happy. ^__^


Well, you got most of the metaphors right...one about her hair was the large curls on the sides, which could be very abstract GNU horns :)

QuoteBODY: Just in case anyone had any doubts that uber geeks couldn't be sexy. This just calls for an obscene and politically-incorrect Onomatopoeia of Approval! ^V^

*tries howling like a love-starved wolf, but as a pig he ends up producing something akin to an aardvark's death rattle*

Certainly compared to the pitiful little transparent Aero skirts of many of the Vistans out there, this is certainly way more revealing and perhaps more in tune with the philosophies of the two desktop enhancers (Aero is restrictive, whereas Beryl gives you full and free-as-in-beer access to all the best known eyecandy and desktop aides). ^__^


Well, that was one of the metaphors. Beryl is pretty and all, but it only enhances the underlying beauty of Linux it(or, in this case,her)self.

QuoteThe prevalence of red (as in her undergarments) is quite natural given the red Beryl logo, and the fact that the default Windows Decorator on most systems (currently one called "Emerald") loads your windows with red crystalline task panes (personally, I always change them to green or teal to suit the name... ^.^).

By hitting the ALT+mouse scroll wheel, you can alter the transparency of the window on demand, one of my favorite productive features aside from the Mac OSX-like Expose effect. So when I see her layers of clothes, I assume they're standard windows (plus one terminal window, that black one...) that have had their alpha levels reduced a tad....


Yup, those are windows. I didn't really think on the black one(s) as Terminal, but that could work ;)

QuoteCAPE: Pure and simple reference to the red crystal Beryl logo. Aside from beauty, it also lends a special kind of regality that suits her seniority quite well. Truly redefines the phrase "Hot Mama" in ways that can make VMS-san jealous beyond belief. ^__^


Yup! (though I wouldn't badmouth VMS-sama, we know she's psychotic O__O)

QuoteEARRINGS/HAIRBAND: Actually not terribly sure what the motif is here, although I guess the red-white-black of her head band is indicative of the website's color theme perhaps? They still look cool, though, and add further to the elegant and regal feel. Not sure if you've used it yet, but Beryl is surprisingly fast and snappy even on slightly older machines, and the effects amazingly professional despite being an alpha.


I dunno what the motif is either :P I guess I though a tiara/earrings/necklace matching set would be cool, and I tied it in with the rest of the color scheme. However, I added blue, pink and yellow highlights just to break up the red/black/white deck-of-cards color scheme XD

And sadly, I haven't tried Beryl :..( I don't think it would run on a video card circa 1998. Maybe when I get K8 back (soon!) I'll try running a LiveCD...I don't know if I could use Beryl without installing anything, but K8 would certainly be new enough (2004) to run Beryl...


QuoteHEAD: The pose itself is very enticing and well-portioned, and the head tops it off by adding an extra layer of charm and cuteness. The expression on her face has the 3 C's: Calm and Composed and quite Confident in her appearance. The eyes are exquisitely done in this picture.

I had forgotten that you opted for brown hair for your Linux-sama rendition, so for a moment there I hadn't recognized the famous girl in the penguin suit and KDE helmet. But it is quite the winning combination of hooked bangs (to enhance cuteness) and the french twist with sweeping side (to add an almost divine sense of elegance).


I did a lot of work on the hair; In addition to shading it, I added highlights. As I mentioned before, the hooked bangs are representing GNU horns ;)


QuoteIf there's more to come, I'm not sure if my senses can take it, so if you hear a pig explode with pleasure overload in the distance, at least you'll know why. ^__^


I've heard of flying pigs, but exploding....? XD

QuoteI want to call this my favorite of your pictures....... and I think i will...... ^v^


Thanks :D

QuoteAgain, great work Bella. She puts the "X" in "X Window System"!


Bwah!

QuoteC-Chan is going explode! Do you know what this means? Bacon from heaven!!! Get me some eggs and pancakes...


Mmmmm.... (Sorry C-Chan, but I love a good breakfast!)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 20, 2007, 01:55:03 am
WAIT!

Ill get the biscuts with cheese and egg!!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 20, 2007, 02:06:55 pm
Hmpf........... Scavengers......  'v'

Added after 5 hours 27 minutes:

QuoteAnd sadly, I haven't tried Beryl :..( I don't think it would run on a video card circa 1998. Maybe when I get K8 back (soon!) I'll try running a LiveCD...I don't know if I could use Beryl without installing anything, but K8 would certainly be new enough (2004) to run Beryl...


Fufu... yeah, I don't think it would have a video card at all....  ^___^;
(maybe integrated stuff...)

And WOT?!!!!!!!!!!!!  @0@
Those WorstBuy baffoons STILL haven't finished with K8?!!  @@;

I knew it, I knew it,... they're up to something...
*sheds tear*
For all we know, those bastards are ravaging your poor XP-san.  >o<
Time to take up arms and rescue her!  ^0^

(on the other hand,....... didn't you also say that K8 was an eMachine....?  Â¬___¬; )

In any event, hopefully when you do get it back you'll be able to test out the LiveCD.  Given that it's probably for the best that you get used to troubleshooting, we have to make sure you can run your LiveCD alright.  ^.^

I know that distros like Sabayon and Knoppix can run Beryl via the LiveCD, but that might be disabled in PCLOS sessions (again, to save on boot-up time and memory management).  Not sure,... might have to test it out myself.  ^^'

If not, there are always the YouTube videos and/or your truly.  ^____^
*plays with Bery settings like a pig in a candy store*

Just one thing,... is K8 a 32bit machine or 64bit?  (knowing eMachine, I'm guessing the former)
It doesn't seem to matter for PCLOS as I've been able to install it on both, but the proprietary video drivers act goofy on my AMD64 (on the other hand, the card is an ATI.... ¬___¬; )

QuoteI did a lot of work on the hair; In addition to shading it, I added highlights. As I mentioned before, the hooked bangs are representing GNU horns  


Aaa sou.... I had forgotten about that.  ^__^
C-chan approved abstract featurette!  ^v^

QuoteMmmmm.... (Sorry C-Chan, but I love a good breakfast!)


WAAAH!!  I can understand that from those other two vultures, but from YOU?!!!  @o@
Bad Bella-san!!!  ;^0^;

All for that.....

*slops unidentified grey stuff in a bowl*

...I'm giving you stuff that sorta, kinda looks like gruel.  -v-
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 20, 2007, 06:41:10 pm
QuoteAnd WOT?!!!!!!!!!!!! @0@
Those WorstBuy baffoons STILL haven't finished with K8?!! @@;

I knew it, I knew it,... they're up to something...
*sheds tear*
For all we know, those bastards are ravaging your poor XP-san. >o<
Time to take up arms and rescue her! ^0^

(on the other hand,....... didn't you also say that K8 was an eMachine....? ¬___¬; )


Oh, she's been back for some time now. I just haven't gotten around to picking it up. Tomorrow, though :)

You see, I'm kinda in the great north woods of NH and the Best Buy is quite a drive away.

And did you know eMachines ranked second in "Reliability and Service" behind Lenovo in 2004 (K8's year?)

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,118514-page,5/article.html

QuoteIn any event, hopefully when you do get it back you'll be able to test out the LiveCD. Given that it's probably for the best that you get used to troubleshooting, we have to make sure you can run your LiveCD alright. ^.^

I know that distros like Sabayon and Knoppix can run Beryl via the LiveCD, but that might be disabled in PCLOS sessions (again, to save on boot-up time and memory management). Not sure,... might have to test it out myself. ^^'

If not, there are always the YouTube videos and/or your truly. ^____^
*plays with Bery settings like a pig in a candy store*

Just one thing,... is K8 a 32bit machine or 64bit? (knowing eMachine, I'm guessing the former)
It doesn't seem to matter for PCLOS as I've been able to install it on both, but the proprietary video drivers act goofy on my AMD64 (on the other hand, the card is an ATI.... ¬___¬; )


Oi...K8's 64-bit (I'm almost 100% sure) AND runs an ATI card...Trouble?

QuoteWAAAH!! I can understand that from those other two vultures, but from YOU?!!! @o@
Bad Bella-san!!! ;^0^;

All for that.....

*slops unidentified grey stuff in a bowl*

...I'm giving you stuff that sorta, kinda looks like gruel. -v-


Gruel? And I was going to let you have half of my sandwi...*Uh oh, it's a BLT*....Look the other way!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 20, 2007, 09:50:12 pm
Hey, bacons bits are great for omelets.  I might even feed you to a neo pet.. that i havent fed in 5 years but hasnt died
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 21, 2007, 12:15:26 am
QuoteOi...K8's 64-bit (I'm almost 100% sure) AND runs an ATI card...Trouble?


.............................................................No comments, just prayers....  Â¬.¬

The gist of it is that ATI Linux drivers, despite being partially open-sourced, suck compared to the Nvidia ones (the ones they designed for AMD64's are particularly problematic.  And while your card probably might not have any problems (mine is an X600), your computer combination sounds eerily similar to my Acer (though admittedly, I had 3D issues even on Windows)....  -.-;

Just remember,.. when in doubt, Vesa is your friend.  ^________________^;

QuoteGruel? And I was going to let you have half of my sandwi...*Uh oh, it's a BLT*....Look the other way!


Bella-san's transitioned to the Dark Side....  ;____;

QuoteHey, bacons bits are great for omelets. I might even feed you to a neo pet.. that i havent fed in 5 years but hasnt died


Well that's just unbelievable.  I still wonder how many Tomogachi's lie dead in people's basements and closets..... *shudders*  -v-;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 24, 2007, 09:06:16 pm
KateOS-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/KOS.png)

Her look (not particularly her personality), is loosely based off of the character Kate Austen from the TV series Lost.  

Mostly because when I thought Kate I thought that character heehee.

I don't know why she's skating; I really don't. When I drew her I just knew she had to be rollerskating XD.

I see her as being quite upbeat and active; Never wanting a dull or quiet moment in her life; She tries to learn from server-tans and desktop-tans alike, hoping this will make her better.

Like her mom Slackware-tan and sisters, she loves and reveres Unix-sama.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 24, 2007, 09:09:46 pm
WOW!  Someone's been to Distrowatch a lot lately!  ^.^

Fantastic work, and the hair is surprisingly fresh and original!  ^v^

And don't worry,... Knoppix-tan skates, so I guess she's just trying to learn from example.  ^___^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on June 24, 2007, 09:13:55 pm
Interesting indeed! Not a distro I've done a lot with, so I'm glad you've taken responsibility! Then again, don't you always? ^v^

I love your sketc- I mean masterpieces, they look so cool! You certainly are a great artist! I can't wait to see this in Uber-masterpeice mode, ne? ^o^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 24, 2007, 11:59:41 pm
at least tamogachis dont smell bad when they die in your closet
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: zjhentohlauedy on June 25, 2007, 10:21:02 am
well my imouto as one right now. they are more versitile with the tamagochi site. although i think they die much quicker these days, i mean leave it idle for some time and there goes the pet, dead due to crap beside it.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 28, 2007, 12:25:40 pm
QuoteWOW! Someone's been to Distrowatch a lot lately! ^.^

Fantastic work, and the hair is surprisingly fresh and original! ^v^

And don't worry,... Knoppix-tan skates, so I guess she's just trying to learn from example. ^___^


I actually read about KateOS a while back. It was just now I decided to do a drawing.

Knoppix-tan does skate, doesn't she? I dunno why KateOS-tan is, I just thought, she has to be skating XD

I want to do the colors in a red/orange scheme. I think she'd be most closely related with Zenwalk-tan (cause both are Slackware based and Xfce-using), though I think KateOS-tan would be taller.

QuoteI love your sketc- I mean masterpieces, they look so cool! You certainly are a great artist! I can't wait to see this in Uber-masterpeice mode, ne? ^o^


Thanks! Though it might take a little time, I've come up with a new idea...
Something involving a few Vintage-tans, including a GEM OS-tan, Apple Lisa-tan(!) and Miggy-sama(!!). And maybe a few others.

You might be able to see where I'm going with this one...

EDIT:

Maybe not, cause even I don't know XD

Either GEM OS-tan running away from Lisa-tan (because of her shared heritage with GEM OS-tan's main "tormentor"), OR GEM OS-tan shaking hands with Lisa-tan to show that the Vintage-tans will have to get along and work together, ignoring their tumultuous pasts to 'survive'.

EDIT...again...

I think I like the first idea.

I was thinking about adding Windows 2.0-chan to the pic...but would she fit in with that time (IE, Windows 2.0 was still probably a "mainstream" OS [and 2.0-chan was probably still hanging with her Windows family] when GEM OS was aged [and already with the other Vintage-tans]...)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 29, 2007, 10:38:55 pm
QuoteI actually read about KateOS a while back. It was just now I decided to do a drawing.

Knoppix-tan does skate, doesn't she? I dunno why KateOS-tan is, I just thought, she has to be skating XD


No problem with that.  Sometimes you want to give characters a little something random to liven them up a bit.  One of the reasons why a lot of the Console-tans fail is because most try too hard to emulate the system to a fault, without setting aside something unique.  The words "cowlick" and "scallion" have zilch to do with Windows ME, yet they're ME-tan's two most memorable traits.  ^^

QuoteI want to do the colors in a red/orange scheme. I think she'd be most closely related with Zenwalk-tan (cause both are Slackware based and Xfce-using), though I think KateOS-tan would be taller.


Get her past the 180cm limit, and now we're talkin'!  *lecherous smile* ^____^

QuoteThanks! Though it might take a little time, I've come up with a new idea...
Something involving a few Vintage-tans, including a GEM OS-tan, Apple Lisa-tan(!) and Miggy-sama(!!). And maybe a few others.


*extends lecherous smile*  ^_________________________^

QuoteMaybe not, cause even I don't know XD

Either GEM OS-tan running away from Lisa-tan (because of her shared heritage with GEM OS-tan's main "tormentor"), OR GEM OS-tan shaking hands with Lisa-tan to show that the Vintage-tans will have to get along and work together, ignoring their tumultuous pasts to 'survive'.


If you've already seen Haibane Renmei, then naturally you'd opt for #2.  That is unless either Lisa-san or GEM-san locks herself in a room and draws..... disturbing stuff... and secretly covets/loathes everyone else.... then we'll talk.......... ^^;

QuoteI think I like the first idea.


Ah so they DO have a disturbing room!  ^v^

QuoteI was thinking about adding Windows 2.0-chan to the pic...but would she fit in with that time (IE, Windows 2.0 was still probably a "mainstream" OS [and 2.0-chan was probably still hanging with her Windows family] when GEM OS was aged [and already with the other Vintage-tans]...)


I think you meant "Mac 2.0", net?  ^__^
By the time 2.0-chan came out, I think they were already at Mac System 6.0, and yes GEM-chan was fresh out of her lawsuit with Apple.  And as you may know from a previous drawing, OS/2-neesan was already around being raised to be the Great Flagship OS of the IBM/M$ alliance.  ^^;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on June 30, 2007, 12:59:56 am
QuoteNo problem with that. Sometimes you want to give characters a little something random to liven them up a bit. One of the reasons why a lot of the Console-tans fail is because most try too hard to emulate the system to a fault, without setting aside something unique. The words "cowlick" and "scallion" have zilch to do with Windows ME, yet they're ME-tan's two most memorable traits. ^^


I just wonder where all that pervy Homeko/Homeo stuff comes from...a bit to much creative license XD

Unless....

Our two XP Home computers are up to something O__O

QuoteIf you've already seen Haibane Renmei, then naturally you'd opt for #2. That is unless either Lisa-san or GEM-san locks herself in a room and draws..... disturbing stuff... and secretly covets/loathes everyone else.... then we'll talk.......... ^^;


I haven't made up my mind yet heehe.
I don't really see how GEM-tan could get past all that turmoil, at least at first (the pic idea would be set when Amiga-sama first "recruited" GEM-tan to her group)

Later on she'd have to learn to get along with Lisa-san.

QuoteI think you meant "Mac 2.0", net? ^__^
By the time 2.0-chan came out, I think they were already at Mac System 6.0, and yes GEM-chan was fresh out of her lawsuit with Apple. And as you may know from a previous drawing, OS/2-neesan was already around being raised to be the Great Flagship OS of the IBM/M$ alliance. ^^;


I meant Windows 2.0-tan :) Just in the background or something. She's just so sweet (probably my favorite non-NT Windows-tan)...and she  reminds me of a quiet, unassuming, young version of Saseko almost ^_^

Speaking of vintage Windows-tans, why does Windows 1.0-tan have a bandage on her forehead? (question just came to me while looking at 1.0/2.0 picture XD)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 02, 2007, 10:19:08 am
QuoteOur two XP Home computers are up to something O__O


Ano.........  ^_________^;
That being said, maybe I'll reconsider you exposing my darling SAM-chan to those perverts.  Who knows what they'll do or show her.  ^^;

*shields SAM-chan*

QuoteI haven't made up my mind yet heehe.
I don't really see how GEM-tan could get past all that turmoil, at least at first (the pic idea would be set when Amiga-sama first "recruited" GEM-tan to her group)

Later on she'd have to learn to get along with Lisa-san.


Time heals all wounds and all, especially when Lisa-tan was also betrayed herself (birds of a feather and all...)

QuoteI meant Windows 2.0-tan  Just in the background or something. She's just so sweet (probably my favorite non-NT Windows-tan)...and she reminds me of a quiet, unassuming, young version of Saseko almost  


Thank you Bella-san.  ^^
Yeah, I guess she could pass for a younger [older], pint-sized, cute-as-a-button Saseko.  ^___^

QuoteSpeaking of vintage Windows-tans, why does Windows 1.0-tan have a bandage on her forehead? (question just came to me while looking at 1.0/2.0 picture XD)


To drive home the point that Win1.0 was essentially a patch job.  An experimental OS that couldn't survive without an active DOS environment (in fact, she had more in common with a DOS application than a self-sustaining OS).  That's why I also intended her to be a bit on the slow side, similar perhaps to Nancy from "ROD the TV".  -.-
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 02, 2007, 12:30:02 pm
QuoteAno......... ^_________^;
That being said, maybe I'll reconsider you exposing my darling SAM-chan to those perverts. Who knows what they'll do or show her. ^^;

*shields SAM-chan*


Gah! Don't worry, I keep Homeko in check. I threaten her with SAM-chan!

QuoteTime heals all wounds and all, especially when Lisa-tan was also betrayed herself (birds of a feather and all...)


I didn't know that...

QuoteTo drive home the point that Win1.0 was essentially a patch job. An experimental OS that couldn't survive without an active DOS environment (in fact, she had more in common with a DOS application than a self-sustaining OS). That's why I also intended her to be a bit on the slow side, similar perhaps to Nancy from "ROD the TV". -.-


DOS application...heehee!
They've come a long way since their DOS applications i.e. OSs!

I just had to know, I couldn't shake the thought someone hit her in the forehead with a hammer or something O__o

As for the ORIC-tan/Pippin-tan pic, I think I know what ORIC-tan will look like...I see her as somewhat young, and tomboyish (cause a skirt and frills don't seem to work on a gamer heehee).
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 02, 2007, 02:03:10 pm
QuoteGah! Don't worry, I keep Homeko in check. I threaten her with SAM-chan!


Well,.... I did sorta suggest that she should wield a hammer (the whole Thunar reference).......... so i can believe that quite well...... ^__^

QuoteI didn't know that...


Lisa-tan was released with the equivalent price in today's US currency $20,893. Meanwhile the Macintosh, release only a year later, was not even a 10th of that price and still sported almost all the same features and even some improvements.  (sure it didn't have the whopping 4MB of RAM!!!,... but one hardly saw the difference in the Lisa)
Even businesses (the main target) realized how overpriced she was and she just didn't sell.  You can read more about her here, including that even in 1989 which left poor Lisa-san scarred for life.... ;__;

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

In retrospect, I kinda think she was Apple's "Windows ME" -- perhaps not intentionally, but it certainly did highlight the Mac as the far better system in the eyes of the consumer.  -___-

QuoteAs for the ORIC-tan/Pippin-tan pic, I think I know what ORIC-tan will look like...I see her as somewhat young, and tomboyish (cause a skirt and frills don't seem to work on a gamer heehee).


That works for me.  ^___^
It's just so hard to even envision and ORIC or Pippin, since I never heard of either not but a year ago....  -v-;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Gamemaster_ca_2003 on July 04, 2007, 12:03:13 pm
I Hope this is the SAM-chan they are refurring to.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAM_Coupe
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on July 04, 2007, 02:38:25 pm
No, I'm sorry, but I think SAM-chan in this case refers to SAM linux (http://www.sam-linux.org).
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 05, 2007, 12:07:25 am
Regardless, that is still an A-W-E-S-O-M-E find!!!  ^v^

Chock one up for Binteji Renmei membership!!!  ^v^
(and besides, SAM Coupe-chan could make for some interesting plot points when paired with SAM Linux-chan.... ^___^)

And WOW!  Did I forget to mention what a beautiful, wonderful, marvelous, adorable, and absolutely DIVINE avatar you have?  ^_______^
[playing dumb]   I wonder which fantastic plastic OS-tan that is...?  ^^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 05, 2007, 01:32:44 am
That is a good find :D These vin-tans are coming out of the woodwork!

What do you guys think of this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LG3D

It's some sort of window manager...or something...but it can run on Linux, Solaris or Windows.

But it could make for an interesting app-tan...she'd be Alice in Wonderland inspired ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 05, 2007, 07:44:14 pm
ORIC-tan and Pippin-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/comic.jpg)

Just an idea of my designs for them :) Pippin-tan is going to look a lot like generic Mac-san, maybe with a dark gray outfit/darker hair and eyes.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on July 05, 2007, 07:46:51 pm
OOOoooo! Pippin-tan look nifty! Though that is an evil glares she's got!

Gomen nasai, Pressing business pulls me away, atm. I shall return!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 05, 2007, 07:53:18 pm
QuoteOOOoooo! Pippin-tan look nifty! Though that is an evil glares she's got!


Cause a whipper-snapper is saying she pwns her at gaming XD

...Kids....

EDIT:

I forgot to post this:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/154.jpg)

Just a quick sketch of a Leopard-tan/iPhone-tan idea I had...I was kinda inspired by my own avatar XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 05, 2007, 09:25:45 pm
QuoteCause a whipper-snapper is saying she pwns her at gaming XD

...Kids....


BWAHAHAHA!!!!!!  There's no school like OLD-SCHOOL!!  ^__^
I'm framing that.... -v-

*frames phrase*

I'm addicted to saying I love your stuff, but I can't help it.... you just refuse to draw anything bad, darnit.  >__<

Alright, time to satiate my Bella-san Art fix.... -v-

ORIC-tan: Genki and tomboyish as promised.  ^__^
Maybe cause it's an 80's thing, but she looks like she came straight out of the Goonies (with a touch of Dennis the Menace with that slingshot...).  ^v^'

Pippin-tan:  Very cool and sexy despite the legacy of the system itself.  ^.^
And the fact that you'll make her look like Generic Mac-tan is a neat way to tie the family roots.  ^.^
She's bound to rekindle my interest in the so-called "worst videogame console ever".

Leopard+iPhone:  Positively adorable, and besides a profile shot of Leopard I think would look fantastic.  ^v^
This I definitely look forward to seeing when completed, even if it takes a few months.....  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 06, 2007, 10:10:31 pm
QuoteORIC-tan: Genki and tomboyish as promised. ^__^
Maybe cause it's an 80's thing, but she looks like she came straight out of the Goonies (with a touch of Dennis the Menace with that slingshot...). ^v^'


Heehee, I didn't even really intend for that. I just thought a playful tomboy would be one to carry around a slingshot :)

QuotePippin-tan: Very cool and sexy despite the legacy of the system itself. ^.^
And the fact that you'll make her look like Generic Mac-tan is a neat way to tie the family roots. ^.^
She's bound to rekindle my interest in the so-called "worst videogame console ever".


I made her look like Mac-san because I believe I read Pippin ran on some striped down version of Macintosh...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 07, 2007, 04:37:06 am
Yes you are correct. The Pippin did run on a modified version of the Mac OS. (System 7 if I recall correctly)

Pippin-tan looks really cool and the futuristic look suits her well! And that ORIC-tan is really funny!

And although I am extremely sick of all the iPhone hype (probably because they are so expensive and I probably never will have one),  I do very much like the iPhone-tan!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 07, 2007, 11:16:51 am
QuoteYes you are correct. The Pippin did run on a modified version of the Mac OS. (System 7 if I recall correctly)

Pippin-tan looks really cool and the futuristic look suits her well!


Thanks! You're very knowledgeable about Mac-tans, so it's good you like her :)

System 7, eh...? Maybe I'll add some pinstripes or something to her suit as a reference to Macintosh System 7-tan (one of my favorite classic Mac OS-tans!).

QuoteAnd although I am extremely sick of all the iPhone hype (probably because they are so expensive and I probably never will have one), I do very much like the iPhone-tan!


I kinda agree about the price and all...but I'd give them a couple of years. Once the initial hype wears down a bit, they'll probably have a less expensive, though perhaps with less features, version (maybe like with the different iPods...)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 07, 2007, 08:12:09 pm
Greetings to all,

As you may well know, Bella-san will be leaving on her photography expedition within a few hours.  Granted this is 2007 and there are several more Wifi spots than there used to be, so we may still received word from her intermittently.  Unfortunately, this is only best case scenario, and we should get used to the fact that we may not hear from her again in a month, maybe more.

In the short time that we've known her, Bella-san has shown herself to be an active member of our community, and has not only helped further the cause of original OS-tan art, but has also encouraged other artists to do the same.  Her posts are full of wit and an open mind, and clearly she's a uniter rather than a divider when it comes to our special brand of "hot-buttno issues".  For this reason and more I can say with certainty that she will be missed, but nevertheless we wish her a fun and productive expedition.  May she spend her summer enjoyably amongst the comfort of family, friendly townsfolk and her beloved portable media.  ^^

It is often said that pictures are worth a thousand words, so rather than utter a simple 'farewell' and call it a day, it is with great pride to report that I've helped her prepare a more elaborate gift to this forum.  The strength of our forum does not come from the backing of a single person as some have suggested in the past, but rather as a collective effort of people keeping discussions alive, rolling out new ideas and motivating creative endeavors.  And if strength through unity can do wonders for a forum, than it stands to reason that a collaborative art project -- supported by a fair exchange of roles, respect for each other's strengths and weaknesses, and frequent, open dialogue -- can transcend anything that a single artist could produce....

http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/PCLOS-tan.jpg

...It was not only a pleasure to collaborate with Bella-san on this remarkable rendition of PCLOS-tan, but she also helped renew my faith in my artistic abilities and all the as-yet still unexplored creative outlets.  Clearly this fresh new perspective would not have been possible if I continued to wallow and stagnate in my deteriorating artistic mindset.  For better or for worse this has helped me decide to postpone my retirement for a bit longer,... and although I won't be able to collaborate on another project for a long while, at least I will gladly help hold the fort till that day arrives.  

So from us to everyone who is reading this, thank you for all your support throughout this past year, and please never forget that through unity there is strength.  As long as we help and encourage each other, there is no reason to covet anything.

Thank you, Bella-san, and farewell my friend.  ^__^

================

PS:  If you'd like to know more about PCLOS-tan, you can refer to the original brainstorming session that started it all...

http://ostan-collections.net/post-31331.html#31331

BTW, there is a bigger version of this picture, but the file size is prohibitive.  X__X'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 07, 2007, 09:45:59 pm
:..) Thank you so much! The pic's even better with the background (looks like the White Mountains :) )
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on July 07, 2007, 10:58:25 pm
Long picture is LOOONNNGGG @_@
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 08, 2007, 04:03:04 pm
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It's sooooooooooo incredibly beautiful! ;019 Really, I've been staring at that incredibly beautiful masterpiece of PC Linux OS-tan for at least a minute before trying to type! Also seeing it really made my day after coming home from a road trip today!

And I hope that you have a great time with your expedition, Bella!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 08, 2007, 06:14:08 pm
Quote:..) Thank you so much! The pic's even better with the background (looks like the White Mountains  )


YAY!!  Bella-san is still with us for at least a few more hours!  ^__^
Not sure where these mountains were taken from, but this is an actual, real, 100% PCLinuxOS wallpaper that I used for PCLinuxOS-tan's background.  ^.^
I figured the bright scene and high altitude could help justify the lighting and the wavy hair respectively.  ^.^

QuoteLong picture is LOOONNNGGG


Yay, Bella-san likes her characters with nice, long, juicy legs (very CLAMP-like, I've always said), and I'm personally okay with it since it makes PCLOS-tan look nice and tall.  ^__^

Even though.....

*pouts*

...she's only a measly 173cm.....  -____-

*pouts some more*

Darn! In retrospect, I should've negotiated for a couple more centimeters....  -v-

QuoteIt's sooooooooooo incredibly beautiful! Really, I've been staring at that incredibly beautiful masterpiece of PC Linux OS-tan for at least a minute before trying to type! Also seeing it really made my day after coming home from a road trip today!

And I hope that you have a great time with your expedition, Bella!


Thank you Aurora-san.
You of course need not worry about the message, since you're already (and have always been) an uber-frequent contributor AND you also were nice enough to collaborate on a couple of things.  ^^

====================================

BTW, maybe it's a bit of wonderful coincidence that this happened right after PCLOS-san emerged, but as of this morning I FINALLy got my proprietary graphics card driver to work on PCLinuxOS!!  (turns out my card was actually a legacy one, so needed the legacy driver instead)

So now that I can officially use PCLinuxOS seamlessly on my primary machine which-no-longer-sucketh, I will be spending the next couple of days transitioning my entire operation into it.

So from this point forward, I am now officially a PCLinusOS user in mind, body and -tan.  ^_____^

*hops around for joy*

*latches amorously onto PCLOS-tan*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 08, 2007, 08:25:06 pm
C-Chan...why did i just get the feeling of a burial or something when you held that little speech in your piccypost? Refrain frumzatssu, aye?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 08, 2007, 09:12:25 pm
Hai hai, less talk, more picture lovin'.... -v-

BTW, welcome back.  ^^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on July 08, 2007, 09:42:03 pm
by long I ment 2444 pixels long long.  The kind of long that is too long *hits c-chan with the hint hammer*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 08, 2007, 10:17:14 pm
This pirate has seen pictures over 9000 pixels... and i'm not kidding. It might even have been 13000. (and no, it was not the longcat, duh)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 08, 2007, 10:18:51 pm
Also, Bella's art thread,...

Besides, that's the smaller version...  I wasn't kidding when I said the actual is prohibitively large..... -.-'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 08, 2007, 10:22:11 pm
Upload somewhar? *-*

Added after 55 seconds:

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*screams*OVAR NAYNE THAUSEND 9000000000000000000000000000000lololololool!!!!!!!1!!1!!one!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on July 08, 2007, 10:46:20 pm
-_- art thread or no, We have mentioned that pictures should at least be able to fit compleatly on the screen at one time.  I have to scroll several times to see it all.  please resize and link to full view if you want to keep the integrity of the original.  -_- I mean if I posted the original of my photoshop example you complain about me waving around, it would be HUGE. like HUEG AS XBOX >_<  its 3000+ pixels on one side.

Tell you what, you make it fit on my screen (and then persumably everyone else who visits) and ill sit here and to a wonderfuly swoonful admiration. deal?  good.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 08, 2007, 11:58:20 pm
Well... at least now you're finally talking my language.... ^v^

Deal,... I'll resize the image to 600px width and link to the original (and maybe the uber-sized one).  However,....

1) I remove the image from there and repost here, just cause by now people won't know what the hell we're talking about.  -v-

2)  I am, after all, tampering with a gift to a dear friend, so I better get at least 100 words of swoonfulness for this sacrifice.  -.-

Okay, stand by,... I still have to reinstall some stuff into this new system....

Added after 19 minutes:

BTW, I'm no cat, so i don't recall ever complaining about picture sizes.  That is, unless, it was a retaliatory act,... that'd be the only time I'd risk calling a pot black.  ^.^

Added after 12 minutes:

Okay, less talk, more image migration....

Carried forth from its original thread, http://ostan-collections.net/post-32643.html#32643:

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

Medium Version:
http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/PCLOS-tan.jpg

*sigh* The detail's washed out and I feel dirty...  -___-
Please forgive me Bella-san,....  ;^0^;

*hides head in dirt*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 09, 2007, 10:08:59 am
QuoteIt's sooooooooooo incredibly beautiful! Really, I've been staring at that incredibly beautiful masterpiece of PC Linux OS-tan for at least a minute before trying to type! Also seeing it really made my day after coming home from a road trip today!


That was my reaction too when I saw her all finished as well :D Hope you had a good trip, too!

QuoteAnd I hope that you have a great time with your expedition, Bella!


I will! Nothing like traveling around New England, just about everywhere is beautiful :)

QuoteYAY!! Bella-san is still with us for at least a few more hours! ^__^
Not sure where these mountains were taken from, but this is an actual, real, 100% PCLinuxOS wallpaper that I used for PCLinuxOS-tan's background. ^.^
I figured the bright scene and high altitude could help justify the lighting and the wavy hair respectively. ^.^


So that's where the background came from!
You may not have noticed but in soem of my Windows-tan pix (like the "International Incident" comic) I make the background look like the XP background Bliss ;)

QuoteYay, Bella-san likes her characters with nice, long, juicy legs (very CLAMP-like, I've always said), and I'm personally okay with it since it makes PCLOS-tan look nice and tall. ^__^


That's always been the style of my art :)

And good luck with PCLOS!

QuoteC-Chan...why did i just get the feeling of a burial or something when you held that little speech in your piccypost? Refrain frumzatssu, aye?


LOL...

QuoteDeal,... I'll resize the image to 600px width and link to the original (and maybe the uber-sized one). However,....


She still looks great at any size :)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 10, 2007, 11:43:34 pm
QuoteShe still looks great at any size


Like I said before, Bella-san has always been a uniter not a divider.  ^__^

Speaking of which....  -v-

*checks Gin-sama clock*

It's been approximately 219,770 seconds since a certain captain promised to swoon over Bella-san's parting image.  

Then again, I forgot I made a deal with a person who takes 3 years to finish a drawing, so I might have to entrust the job of reading his swoon to one of my descendants....  ^___^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Icelilly on July 11, 2007, 08:28:18 am
C-Chan, she's so cute!! *____* I love the fact that her eyes seem to match her outfit. <3
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 11, 2007, 09:18:28 am
Gah!!  Lilly-san, ARIGATOU!!!  ^v^

*leaps and hugs*  ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Icelilly on July 11, 2007, 09:41:53 am
You're welcome! ^o^
*superflyingglompsyou*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on July 12, 2007, 03:41:12 am
QuoteThen again, I forgot I made a deal with a person who takes 3 years to finish a drawing, so I might have to entrust the job of reading his swoon to one of my descendants.... ^___^


Oh now that hurts -_-

But anyhow, I still plan on writing a good swoonage, i just cant pop it off as fast as you can. Im not a swoonage master.  takes me longer to get a heart felt swoonage out.. tho just as a note.. since she STILL dosnt fit compleatly on the screen, you wont get a fill 100 word swoon, unless i get on a roll, in which case ill have butter on my pants.  You cant complain however, you didnt fully live up to your end of the bargain (tho i give you kudos *hands you the oatmeal bar* for enduring such pain as to resize it at all)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 12, 2007, 12:46:54 pm
VMS-sama and OS/2 Warp-san:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/vmsos2.jpg)

NT-san (though I dunno what she should be wearing; maybe a kimono (a la 95-tan, or a battle suit...?) and, about frickin' time, a Hacchan, Pup-chan, and MSDOS-tan group pic (Hacchan's trying to keep PuppyLinux-tan from the hard drive; MSDOS-tan is hiding as usual):

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/158.jpg)

I'm also working on a comic featuring Linux-sama and Slackware-tan, and, technically, Unix-sama(!!!) although she is never shown in the comic (but she does have one line)

Basically, it's Slackware-tan having a panic attack (at Unix-sama's feet no less) because she doesn't think she can ever compare to her hero and idol Unix-sama, while Linux-sama watches on (at one point thinking, "not THIS...again...")

Slackware-tan says something about not being worthy of being compared to Unix-sama, what with her spectacular legacy and all. Unix-sama agrees (would she do that...? I know she's supposed to have a "difficult" side...) and Slackware-tan loses it XD

And it ends with Slackware-tan bowing and leaving quite peacefully.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 13, 2007, 02:24:34 am
QuoteBut anyhow, I still plan on writing a good swoonage, i just cant pop it off as fast as you can. Im not a swoonage master. takes me longer to get a heart felt swoonage out.. tho just as a note.. since she STILL dosnt fit compleatly on the screen, you wont get a fill 100 word swoon, unless i get on a roll, in which case ill have butter on my pants. You cant complain however, you didnt fully live up to your end of the bargain (tho i give you kudos *hands you the oatmeal bar* for enduring such pain as to resize it at all)


Whaaaaaaaaa?!!!!!!!  @o@

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*bites oatmeal bar*

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,
,

What'dya use on that Dell XPS?  An 800x600 resolution?!!  @,@'

*gasps*

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*bites oatmeal bar*

I know you have a thing with projection, but I never expected all that talk in that other thread about needing to buy the latest-hardware-plus-the-latest-software-else-you-fail-as-a-professional- artist to mean that you were actually using old hardware yourself!  Maybe a Packard Bell running a 486DX on 8 megs of RAM, a screen with only 16 colors, and 3.1-sama,.. no wonder you're so attached to her!  "He who yells the most has the most to hide!", now it finally makes sense!  ^.^

Oh you poor poor poor poor thing........  ;^.^;


*sniffles*
*bites oatmeal bar*

I thought you were just like the Cat complaining about page r*ping, so I foolishly adjusted the width so it would make the horizontal page bar disappear on what today accounts for "standard" screens.  But how petit bourgeouise of me not to realize you had the handicap of a smaller viewing area,... I betcha viewing the random image thread must be daily torture with those giant 1280x1024's.  How BLIND I was,... GOMEN!  I'm SO sorry!  ;^0^;

*bites oatmeal bar*

My heart aches with pity,... by all means, I'll be willing to provide a state-sponsored subsidy on the swoonage word count to ease your burden.  ^.^
And free food and water and linux distros,... and free healthcare... well,..... I suppose I could fly you to where Lilly-san is for that.  ^___^


*scarfs down oatmeal bar*

Oh heavens, I shan't say no more!  ^0^

QuoteVMS-sama and OS/2 Warp-san:


Bella-sama, what hast thou done!  The Captain will only be able to see the cleaver and maybe a piece of VMS-sama's hair!

Oh, can there ever be justice in this world!  ;^0^;


Fufufu....  ^___^

'Kay, enough theatrics!  ^v^
Back to business.... ^___^

*takes specimen*

Bella-san's reign of awesomeness knows no bounds, not even on the road.

Now that VMS-sama pic is what we're DEFINITELY talkin'!  ^V^
Wooooooooweeeeeeee!!  Can that redefinie "hot mama", or can that redefine "hot mama"?!! ^___^

And I should've imagined that you too could impart a deadly grace and elegance to the adult OS/2-san as well.  ^___^

*SWOON*

They're cool enough as it is, but in color,....  @o@

By all means, bring on the slicing, dicing, shark feeding, medusa hair strangulation and phaser shootin'!  ^V^

QuoteNT-san (though I dunno what she should be wearing; maybe a kimono (a la 95-tan, or a battle suit...?) and, about frickin' time, a Hacchan, Pup-chan, and MSDOS-tan group pic (Hacchan's trying to keep PuppyLinux-tan from the hard drive; MSDOS-tan is hiding as usual):


I know you've always drawn great hair, but somehow you're making it look very flowing and vibrant even at this stage in the game.  I'm liking that as you can see. ^___^

Not much to say on NT-san,.. been there done that to a certain extent, although pairing her up so close to mom lends itself to some jaw-dropping comparisons.  But the one that I KNOW I'll love is the one I've been hoping to see for quite a while.  At last a small tribute to our epic Puppy-chan installation!  ^v^
And although the sketchwork doesn't define the arm positions quite well yet, I think I definitely know where this is going.  I'll be watching this adorable Three Stooges trio closely!  ^___^

*sits and wags tail*

QuoteI'm also working on a comic featuring Linux-sama and Slackware-tan, and, technically, Unix-sama(!!!) although she is never shown in the comic (but she does have one line)

Basically, it's Slackware-tan having a panic attack (at Unix-sama's feet no less) because she doesn't think she can ever compare to her hero and idol Unix-sama, while Linux-sama watches on (at one point thinking, "not THIS...again...")

Slackware-tan says something about not being worthy of being compared to Unix-sama, what with her spectacular legacy and all. Unix-sama agrees (would she do that...? I know she's supposed to have a "difficult" side...) and Slackware-tan loses it XD

And it ends with Slackware-tan bowing and leaving quite peacefully.


Hmmm,... I'd hate to not let you draw the Goddess, since it's not right for the procrastinating pig to hold on to her indefinitely.  '___'

Tell you what.... ^___^

*sneaks off to private area*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 13, 2007, 11:19:04 am
Erm...was that er...sarcasm or....?

Nevermind :P

QuoteNow that VMS-sama pic is what we're DEFINITELY talkin'! ^V^
Wooooooooweeeeeeee!! Can that redefinie "hot mama", or can that redefine "hot mama"?!! ^___^


No rendition of VMS-sama can be great enough! For she's the one who gave NT-san some of her greatness! Albeit quite watered down, but enough to make the NT OSs not as...screwy...as the non-NT ones.

If M$ didn't steal VMS's architect, who knows where Windows would be right now...

I'll let unencyclopedia do the talking:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/untitledj.jpg)

XD XD XD

QuoteAnd I should've imagined that you too could impart a deadly grace and elegance to the adult OS/2-san as well. ^___^


I tried to make her look tough, but a little sad too (because I think even though she knows she has to fight, it's still a little painful for her cause it didn't have to be this way)

Quoteone that I KNOW I'll love is the one I've been hoping to see for quite a while. At last a small tribute to our epic Puppy-chan installation! ^v^
And although the sketchwork doesn't define the arm positions quite well yet, I think I definitely know where this is going. I'll be watching this adorable Three Stooges trio closely! ^___^


Yeah, that's pretty roughly done.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on July 13, 2007, 09:40:51 pm
Goodness Bella-san! Is it even possible for you to not be awesome?
Methinks not! ^__^

VMS-tan looks menacing! That's one heck of a cleaver!
OS/2-sama is, well, amazing. What a great job you do!
NT-san, yours is probably one of the best I've seen. Very nice
Puppt-chan and Hacchan, however, is by far the funniest. I especially like the 'swap' bowl ^__^

Added after 9 minutes:

[disapproving voice] Senpai...
That wasn't very nice
Surely he meant vertically
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 14, 2007, 01:37:03 am
Fufufu... if you're able to log in as frequently as you do now, I think I'll be able to survive the summer after all.  ^___^

*takes down noose and dismantles gallow*

BTW, compliments to the impossibly-adorable picture of Sonata-sama!  ^v^

*bows and grovels before the Sonatasized Bella*

QuoteNo rendition of VMS-sama can be great enough! For she's the one who gave NT-san some of her greatness! Albeit quite watered down, but enough to make the NT OSs not as...screwy...as the non-NT ones.

If M$ didn't steal VMS's architect, who knows where Windows would be right now...

I'll let unencyclopedia do the talking:


"I Can't Believe It's Not VMS®"  ^___^
Okay, something's gonna get framed tonight!  ^v^

Ironically, that so-called spoof does some up reaility in a nutshell.  Right down to the Sunny Delight.  ^.^

QuoteI tried to make her look tough, but a little sad too (because I think even though she knows she has to fight, it's still a little painful for her cause it didn't have to be this way)


Of course not,... poor OS/2-san.... ;___;

Don't worry, we'll fight to get you open-sourced as quickly as possible... Hang in there!  ^o^

Quote[disapproving voice] Senpai...
That wasn't very nice
Surely he meant vertically


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah,... v-e-r-t-i-c-a-l-l-y.............

Well now why didn't he say so earlier?  
THAT makes a helluva lot more sense,.. I mean not quite since we scroll through large images all the time, but a little better than before.... ^___^

Had I known earlier, I would've just uploaded the Gallery version -- that one can't be taller than a preset height, so it will already be butchered beyond recognition (which is sorta why I'm hesitent to post it there).  -v-
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 14, 2007, 02:12:13 am
QuoteFufufu... if you're able to log in as frequently as you do now, I think I'll be able to survive the summer after all. ^___^


So long as K8 *pats K8* keeps finding the wifi XD

To be honest, I didn't even know they had wifi here...I'm pretty far away from the router, so it's sometimes on and off...

Quote"I Can't Believe It's Not VMS®" ^___^
Okay, something's gonna get framed tonight! ^v^

Ironically, that so-called spoof does some up reaility in a nutshell. Right down to the Sunny Delight. ^.^


It's seriously unnerving when unencyclopedia is on to something  o_o

QuoteOf course not,... poor OS/2-san.... ;___;

Don't worry, we'll fight to get you open-sourced as quickly as possible... Hang in there! ^o^


If there's really some M$/Windows code hidden in there, I think she'd be as unlikely as a opened Windows...

I think Miggy has a better chance (cause she has no M$ connections XD)

QuoteVMS-tan looks menacing! That's one heck of a cleaver!
OS/2-sama is, well, amazing. What a great job you do!
NT-san, yours is probably one of the best I've seen. Very nice
Puppt-chan and Hacchan, however, is by far the funniest. I especially like the 'swap' bowl ^__^


Thanks!
Yeah, C-Chan's been waiting for a pic of VMS-sama with an actual cleaver XD
And I really wanted to do a rendition of a grown OS/2-san, and a battle-ready NT-san (in case nobody noticed, the theme is Great Warrior OS-tans related to NT-san XD)

The Pup-chan, Hacchan and MSDOS-tan pic I'd done several ideas of, but I thought this was the cutest :)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on July 14, 2007, 12:35:55 pm
QuoteIf there's really some M$/Windows code hidden in there, I think she'd be as unlikely as a opened Windows...


Quite honestly, I think IBM is established well enough that they could easily muscle past M$'s objections, especially if the whole M$ vs FOSS turns into an all out patent war. Hopefully they open OS/2 up soon!

QuoteI think Miggy has a better chance (cause she has no M$ connections XD)


Perhaps, but considering AROS-chan had to change her name to avoid a lawsuit with the Amiga group, maybe not ^^'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Alfamille on July 14, 2007, 02:10:01 pm
Quote from: "C-chan"
PCLinux-tan

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/5240/pclostansmalliu4.th.jpg) (http://img294.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pclostansmalliu4.jpg)


You sir have really done well on PCL-tan's looks and the movement of her hair was done nice too. Nice concept as having those mountains as a background.

PCL-tan's love is really expressed everytime whenever the ads promotes the OS above!  ;019
Quote from: "Bella"
ORIC-tan and Pippin-tan
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7236/comiced6.th.jpg) (http://img255.imageshack.us/my.php?image=comiced6.jpg)

Leopard-tan+iPhone-tan
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/9167/154ww9.th.jpg) (http://img255.imageshack.us/my.php?image=154ww9.jpg)



ORIC-TAN: She remains cute by giving her a tomboy-kind of look. Nicely done! :)
PIPPIN-TAN: It was really a "nice call" from you to make her look like MacOS/System 7-tan. I really have to give you points for a nice art sketch well done and for that additional research  ;019

LEOPARD-TAN+iPHONE-TAN: You know, I can really guess that sketch was inspired by the OS9+iPod artwork (http://ostan.matrix.jp/os/mac/src/1129473848607.jpg). And your sketch was neatly done! I like it. Maybe you should post it to ++(Nijiura.com)'s website.  ;010
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 14, 2007, 11:34:11 pm
QuoteORIC-TAN: She remains cute by giving her a tomboy-kind of look. Nicely done!
PIPPIN-TAN: It was really a "nice call" from you to make her look like MacOS/System 7-tan. I really have to give you points for a nice art sketch well done and for that additional research


Thanks! I actually added some pinstripes to Pippin-tan's uniform, as a nod to Aurora's OS7-tan.

QuoteLEOPARD-TAN+iPHONE-TAN: You know, I can really guess that sketch was inspired by the OS9+iPod artwork (http://ostan.matrix.jp/os/mac/src/1129473848607.jpg). And your sketch was neatly done! I like it. Maybe you should post it to ++(Nijiura.com)'s website.


I've added a lot more to it (I'll post it ASAP!)

Some of those imageboards kinda scare me, though : \ They sometimes aren't the kindest place for fanart...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 15, 2007, 02:22:10 am
Wow!  Thank you Alfamille!  And great, you just did us a favor too!  ^.^

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/5240/pclostansmalliu4.th.jpg) (http://img294.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pclostansmalliu4.jpg)

There we go, this'll fit perfectly even on a cellphone screen!  ^v^

QuoteI've added a lot more to it (I'll post it ASAP!)

Some of those imageboards kinda scare me, though : \ They sometimes aren't the kindest place for fanart...


Pretty please post it ASAP, and yes imageboards can be very counterproductive if infested with the wrong people.  Actually, Nijiura.com doesn't look that bad, and there was a comic up recently that had a brief cameo of Mac OSX Cheetah-san!  ^__^
Just be sure to post in Japanese,... you know, out of courtesy and all... ^__^

Speaking of posting, I figured I should post this up just to make people aware that PCLOS-san is here to stay.... ^__^

(http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/PCLOSGnu.png)

I'm either finished or not, depending on whether it should be shaded (it's part of a series composed of  quick-n-dirty comic-strip-like pictures).  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 15, 2007, 10:43:12 am
Woah, howdy there, cowboy.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 15, 2007, 01:09:51 pm
LOL!!! XD

I'd have rode a horse, but to each their own...

QuotePretty please post it ASAP, and yes imageboards can be very counterproductive if infested with the wrong people. Actually, Nijiura.com doesn't look that bad, and there was a comic up recently that had a brief cameo of Mac OSX Cheetah-san! ^__^
Just be sure to post in Japanese,... you know, out of courtesy and all... ^__^


Oh, the one where they're cavorting about in swimsuits lol...

The posting in Japanese thing could be the problem ;) (cause who knows what those translation sites will come up with >__<)

And here's more of the iPhone-tan/Leopard-tan pic (halfway between being inked)

As for the NT-san pic, I think I'm either going to design her outfit like this (kinda formal, "Military" style)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 15, 2007, 01:11:36 pm
...omfz.
...by the empress, this is awesome.

Or, the best one-liner ever, from Konata's father...
I win at life.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 15, 2007, 07:02:41 pm
Here's my idea for NT-san's outfit:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/160.jpg)

(Since she uses a western style sword, I didn't know how she'd look wearing Japanese dress)

Edit:
Gosh. I just hope she doesn't look like a killer flight attendant XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 16, 2007, 01:29:32 am
Awesome work as always!

VMS-tan, OS/2 Warp-tan and NT-tan all look ready for battle! And VMS-tan shows off and introduces her giant cleaver! Super awesome! But her and OS/2 Warp-tan appearing on the same page, I just hope they aren't about to fight each other because I like them both alot! *sniffle*

The Hacchan+MS DOS-tan+Pupchan picture is so cute! BTW, what does Pupchan's normal outfit look like in color? Because I was thinking about drawing a group picture with her and YellowDog-tan in it.

The updates on the iPhone+Leopard-tan picture look fantastic!

HAHAHAHAHA! Killer flight attendant! Hmm... That could make a weird movie! I wonder what scarier on a plane, snakes or killer flight attendants? Anyways NT-tan's military-style outfit looks awesome!

KILLER FLIGHT ATTENDANT!! :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on July 16, 2007, 01:54:41 am
QuoteThe Hacchan+MS DOS-tan+Pupchan picture is so cute! BTW, what does Pupchan's normal outfit look like in color? Because I was thinking about drawing a group picture with her and YellowDog-tan in it.


Thank you!

I didn't really have a set color in mind, but I know it'll be Hacchan-esque (cause Pup's GUI looks quite like 98).

QuoteHAHAHAHAHA! Killer flight attendant! Hmm... That could make a weird movie! I wonder what scarier on a plane, snakes or killer flight attendants? Anyways NT-tan's military-style outfit looks awesome!

KILLER FLIGHT ATTENDANT!!


...Or a killer bellhop XD

QuoteVMS-tan, OS/2 Warp-tan and NT-tan all look ready for battle! And VMS-tan shows off and introduces her giant cleaver! Super awesome! But her and OS/2 Warp-tan appearing on the same page, I just hope they aren't about to fight each other because I like them both alot! *sniffle*


I don't think they'll be fighting each other soon (cause both were kinda screwed over by NT-san in her own special way : |)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 16, 2007, 02:12:48 am
FUKKEN SHIT SNAKES ON A PLANE YEAH!!!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on July 17, 2007, 12:57:57 am
QuoteWoah, howdy there, cowboy.


Hehe,... well she is a girl, not a boy, and that's a gnu, not a cow....

So technically, that should read "Woah, howdy there, gnugirl."

*drum roll*

*laughs at own joke*  ^V^

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Oh yeah, that was bad.  -v-;

QuoteOh, the one where they're cavorting about in swimsuits lol...


Yep,... our friends at Nijiura.com really do like cutting to the chase.... ^^;

QuoteThe posting in Japanese thing could be the problem (cause who knows what those translation sites will come up with >__<)


Don't worry, we'd help with that if needed.  ^^

QuoteAnd here's more of the iPhone-tan/Leopard-tan pic (halfway between being inked)


Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugoi!!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

It still retains its cuteness, however,....

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She's grabbing her leg....  -.-

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No, I'm a decent pig, I can't possibly.....  Â¯___¯

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Must... fight..... temptation..........  Â¯-¯

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*rushes back with desperation and a lecherous smile*

*starts setting high denomination bills on the catwalk*  ^V^

QuoteHere's my idea for NT-san's outfit:


Woohoo.... now she reminds me of the student council duelers from Utena!  Very slick!  ^.^

And looking like a killer flight attendant....................... Meh, more like a killer parade batton wielder!  Fufufu....!  ^_____________^

QuoteVMS-tan, OS/2 Warp-tan and NT-tan all look ready for battle! And VMS-tan shows off and introduces her giant cleaver! Super awesome! But her and OS/2 Warp-tan appearing on the same page, I just hope they aren't about to fight each other because I like them both alot! *sniffle*


It's interesting that you said that, cause I really haven't considered the two intereacting before.  Even though both share a lot in common, I kinda figure they'd interact a little coldly with one another for some reason.  '__'

QuoteI didn't really have a set color in mind, but I know it'll be Hacchan-esque (cause Pup's GUI looks quite like 98 ).


I agree!  Yay!  Puppy-chan will have some more exposure!  ^.^

I doubt this dress applies since it's for winter use, but thought I should dig it out (if at least to show the world the adorable AROS-chan again!).  ^.^

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/11522/Copyofsnowscenecopy-1.jpg)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 19, 2007, 10:08:53 am
Senpai...
-.-
That was just...yeah. Really.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 08, 2007, 12:08:42 pm
When I first started drawing OS-tans back in February, I hand colored them. After but a month or so of that, I switched to coloring them...with no more than a simple MS photo editing program using the brush tool...and sometime in May I decided to face my fear of Photoshop and start using that.

I've been using a complicated process of hand inking, digitally darken it, and hand coloring in light spots. But last week I reached the end of my rope with that, I knew I had to face my fear of....

Vector illustrating! The very name frightens me XD I mean, *I thought* it was like the theoretical algebra of digital art.

So, sometime on Saturday afternoon, like some sort of watergoing creature taking the first great evolutionary step onto land, I started by opening up Inkscape, and a project I'd been working on...and I realized, hey, this isn't quite as difficult/painful/frustrating as I thought it would be. Actually, it's fun! And though I still do coloring in PS, Inkscape is where I am now doing the lineart.

Makes me think of the words of a wise person who said...


Oh hell, I'll drop the drama and let sweet, sweet, VMS-sama do the talking:

Keep in mind this is only half colored...
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/1000.jpg)

Added after 4 minutes:

And some others:

Miggy/Win 2.0-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/161.jpg)

Win1.0/2.0-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/160copy.jpg)

Some photoshopping I did for fun:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Tryme.jpg)

Odyssey-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Odessey.jpg)

There are more sketches I'll post later. And one other thing.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on August 08, 2007, 01:59:44 pm
Welcome back, Bella! Haven't seen you here in a long while! And you're back with some new fantastic stuff! Yay!

I too have switched from Photoshop to Inkscape (back in the spring time for me though) and once thought vector graphics were intimidating but I've gotten very efficent with vector graphics and I'm sure you will too!

Your new rendition of VMS-sama is fantastic and she's got a giant cleaver! (Although I also really like your original "V for Vendetta"-ish rendition too)

The Miggy + Windows 2.0-tan picture is very heartwarming! *sniffle*

Windows 1.0-tan and 2.0-tan look very nice with new outfits in the next picture! Incidentally, one of the pictures I'm working on now is a group picture of 1.0-tan and 2.0-tan!

And below that is an XP-tan no hacker would want to mess with! :D

And the mysterious looking background goes nicely with Odyssey-tan's mysterious personality!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 08, 2007, 02:13:08 pm
Wait there's more:

R: Leopard-tan and iPhone-tan w/name ideas. L: A comic idea. Anyone remember a couple months ago when the father Mac joked him and the father of Windows had been married for the last decade in an interview? You didn't? I did XD and thought it'd make for a funny OS-tan comic...
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/162001.jpg)

R: Sisterly hate... Saseko v. Vistan. M: XP Tablet edition-tan, all inked up ;) R: Apple I-tan (in failing heath), Apple II-tan and Lisa.

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/162004.jpg)

Saseko and Homeko: Proud to be XP (Those are going to be XP flags):

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/162002.jpg)

Miggy and ZX Spectrum-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/162005.jpg)

Totally unrelated...a satellite-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/162003.jpg)

You did a heckuva job, 95-tan...depressed Mac system 7 and 8-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/162006.jpg)

Political theater...how waaaay to many Linux/Unix consortium meetings end (with a diplomatic visit from the User Space Gang and "the consul on independent Linux-tan/LUC relations")

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/162007.jpg)

Speak of the devil...R: Plan 9-tan (based off of Kami-Tux's), M: BSD Devilette, and L: Minix-tan (far L is an angry Linux-sama)

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/162008.jpg)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 09, 2007, 01:44:32 am
*eyes pop*

BELLA-SAAAAAAAAAAAMAAAAAAAAAAA'S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!
BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  
BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  

BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  BELLA!!!!!  ~~~



BELLA-SAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;^V^;

*C-chan inflates*

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Added after 4 hours 2 minutes:

*morphs back a la T1000*

It's great to see you again!  Wow, like... there's TONS of good stuff to reply to today, so DON'T go away,.... Stay right there......  ^.^

Right,.... right there.......... yeah...... stay put....  `v'

*pitter patters off*

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*pitter patters back in*

*splatters crazy glue over Bella's feet*

Just a guarantee that you won't run off to take pictures, now.... ^.^;
Okay, I'll be back....

*trots off*

Added after 4 hours 36 minutes:

*huff puff*  Okay, I'm back!  ^v^

After over a month of suffering Bella withdrawal, I'm looking forward to my fix.... ^.^

*starts reading*

Added after 53 minutes:

QuoteWhen I first started drawing OS-tans back in February, I hand colored them.


And I was just looking at Zenwalk-tan the other day!  ^__^
Indeed we can trace the evolutionary path of your art!  ^v^
Just like others before and after you, I had great confidence then that you would be a great artist, because of your open-minded willingness to draw alternative OS-tans, but also because of that self-motivation that kept you sharing and improving!  So you can imagine how glad I am that you not only surpassed, but completely left expectations biting dust!  ^v^

QuoteAfter but a month or so of that, I switched to coloring them...with no more than a simple MS photo editing program using the brush tool...and sometime in May I decided to face my fear of Photoshop and start using that.


Remind me again what you used to create your first Pu-chan pic, plus 64 Studio.  Was that by hand or through the photo editor?  '__'

QuoteI've been using a complicated process of hand inking, digitally darken it, and hand coloring in light spots. But last week I reached the end of my rope with that, I knew I had to face my fear of....


When I first drew my first Miggy-chan, I tried doing it on Photoshop, then on a copy of Manga Studio I was "evaulating" (and ultimately never used again).  I had drawn Anime characters before with Raster graphics, but they never quite came out as clean and sharp enough to emulate modern Anime.  That perfectionist drive to "etch" the right look would often lead me to waste ungawdly amounts of time on very stupid things.  -v-

On the other hand, my last encounter with Illustrator was unpleasant, but since I was already aware by then of the great goodness of free software ("free" as in "freeware" only,... didn't know what the GPL was back then), I had the motivation to look for an alternative vector graphics program.  Nothing fancy, just something nice and simple enough to let me get used to it and still allow me to apply my experience using those awful Photoshop vector tools.

So I'm wondering if this is just a classic case of history repeating itself.  ^__^

QuoteVector illustrating! The very name frightens me XD I mean, *I thought* it was like the theoretical algebra of digital art.


*snicker*
I had worked on 3D editing years ago, so I didn't really think the same thing given I had worked with far worse things.  -v-
However, Illustrator and Photoshop's vector tools did leave me with a bad impression of what vector graphics are and can do.  ^^;

QuoteSo, sometime on Saturday afternoon, like some sort of watergoing creature taking the first great evolutionary step onto land, I started by opening up Inkscape, and a project I'd been working on...and I realized, hey, this isn't quite as difficult/painful/frustrating as I thought it would be. Actually, it's fun! And though I still do coloring in PS, Inkscape is where I am now doing the lineart.


*hugs Bella-san*

AAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!  YOU'VE JUST TAKEN YOUR FIRST STEP INTO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF INKSCAPE!!!!!!!  ^V^

So now you can join the ranks of your fellow vector-in-arm comrades, including myself, Aurora-sama, Kami-Tux, Tsubashi-san, soon-to-be-Alfamille, etc.... ^___^

(BTW, I take it you already had Inkscape installed due to a certain collaborative project, mayhaps?  ^___^)

I don't blame you for wanting to color in PS, as I too was neither comfortable nor knowledgeable enough to do everything in Inkscape when I first started.  Miggy-chan, for example, had her lineart and base coloring done in Inkscape, then I exported to PS for shading, her checkered shirt, her bag, etc, then exported that back into Inkscape for highlights and last minute additions...... then exported her BACK into PS to adopt suggestions from Darknight.  It was a mess and in hindsight is shows in her appearance, but thankfully time, patience and blur effects have helped consolidate my efforts into a single program.  ^^

It is very fun, no?  More sculpting that drawing actually, and very conducive to the Anime style.

QuoteMakes me think of the words of a wise person who said...


"Thou shalt add hair buns to your SAM Linux sketch." --The Book of C-chan, 24:2,10

...Deshou? ^___^

QuoteOh hell, I'll drop the drama and let sweet, sweet, VMS-sama do the talking:

Keep in mind this is only half colored...


Forgive me while I wipe my drool away.... ^__^

*wipe wipe*

There we go.  ^v^
Have I told you tonight how much of a hot-mama VMS-sama is?  ^>^
And vectorized she's absolutely, positively, vehemently, astoundingly stunning!  ^v^
It oozes with strength,... power,... sharpness, like the teeth of her cleaver,....  AND it's not even half done!  @o@
I know you said you wanted to color in PS, but I can assure you that applying the color in Inkscape can yield a similar look to what you have on now.  Course it's all a matter of practice really -- the one benefit in PS is that you can make the lines variable-width much more easily than in Inkscape (which requires a clever trick to imitate the appearance).  ^__^

This VMS-sama is a perfect example of how she would look like living in the fringes, struggling in a world almost alien to the one she grew up in and mastered, but still clutching to the hope that her bloodline will carry on.  I'm glad you opted for the silver hair streak idea after all -- that, coupled with the fierce single eye peering through, adds an incredible sense of drama and depth to her experession that, if one isn't careful, could send chills down the spine!  @v@

Her clothing is both cool and elegant, certainly happy to see it again after that cool sketch you did shortly before you left.  The picture of NT-tan she's clutching in her gloved hands is tearjerking.

I'm literally floored by this,... and if I'm not swooning now it's only because I promised to hold all my swooning till the end of the presentation.  At this rate, I'll be knocked out for a whole week.  ^v^

Seriously, if this is the new art direction your're going with, I feel the sun will shine brighter tomorrow morning.  ^___^

(now I'm sounding dramatic... -v-; )

One final note!  ^__^
Not sure if you sketched first then traced the lineart in Inkscape (I personally sketch in Inkscape directly), but in the event you go that route, don't forget that the "Trace Bitmap" function helps vectorize the lines in your sketchwork, thus making them fully scalable.

QuoteMiggy/Win 2.0-tan:


Well anything with Miggy-san and 2.0-chan is bound to be adorable, but you had already drawn one before no?  '__'

Oh well, as a wise person once said....

"The world can never haveth too much Miggy." --The Book of C-chan, 54:3,15

QuoteWin1.0/2.0-tan:


This one is striking, in that the style is unlike any you've done before.  More Anime than manga, and clearly a precursor to the vector drawing of VMS-sama you did above.  ^__^

Now that you mention it, I also started dabbling in a 2,0-chan picture the other day to break up some artist block. Since I don't have her body done yet, perhaps I can use this uniform instead to add some variety.  ^__^

Excellent work with this one!  ^^

QuoteSome photoshopping I did for fun:


Well this one's a collage really, but still nifty nonetheless.  -v-

Not sure what the thing in the lower corner is.  -.-

QuoteOdyssey-tan:


Oooh-hoo-HOO!!!  More of those dynamic lighting effects that I fell in love with!  ^v^
As you work with Inkscape, never forget that such effects are also possible there too.  Just as an example, check out the first image here:

http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/?lang=en&version=0.45

And now that I visited the sight, my jaw dropped at what's coming up for release version 0.46:

http://www.inkscape.org/screenshots/?lang=en&version=0.46

I take what I said back about variable-width lines.... ^^;
Clearly it won't be a problem in Inkscape anymore!  ^v^

Someone's gonna get more patented C-chan funding!   ^___^
*opens wallet*

In any event, back to Oddyssey-san.  Cool, mystical, breathtaking are just some of the words that come to mind when I see her.  She also happens to have record-breaking long legs too, although it's likely that the shading in the back just makes them look thinner.  Not only do I like this, but it also gives you the right mindset to pursue when working in future Inkscape projects.... ^__^

Added after 25 minutes:

QuoteWindows 1.0-tan and 2.0-tan look very nice with new outfits in the next picture! Incidentally, one of the pictures I'm working on now is a group picture of 1.0-tan and 2.0-tan!


Woohoo!  Everywhere I look, people are drawing 2.0-chan!  ^__^
*sniff*  Makes me happy!  ^v^

Mine would actually be paired with a very young 3.1-sama (rather Windows 3.0).  I'd like to add the DOS sisters, OS/2 and 1.0-tan too (sadly no Xenix since she technically isn't around by then), but knowing me I'm safer keeping the project simple.  ^__________^;

QuoteR: Leopard-tan and iPhone-tan w/name ideas. L: A comic idea. Anyone remember a couple months ago when the father Mac joked him and the father of Windows had been married for the last decade in an interview? You didn't? I did XD and thought it'd make for a funny OS-tan comic...


Gyaaah!  Your sketches are getting more sophisticated with each passing drawing!  ^^
I really have no clue what you're talking about, but maybe it's cause I'm too distracted seeing the awesome and dynamic rendition of Leopard and iPhone-tan.  ^^
Plus the easter candy on the side,...

[I think I see PU-CHAN there!!!!! ^V^]

QuoteR: Sisterly hate... Saseko v. Vistan. M: XP Tablet edition-tan, all inked up  R: Apple I-tan (in failing heath), Apple II-tan and Lisa.


*nods approvingly*

One could make a lot of money broadcasting that little sisterly brawl.  ^__^

Now to go buy some hot oil.... Fufufu... -v-

I can't really decipher XP Tablet-tan at this resolution, but I'm confident you can squeeze every last ounce of cute out of her design concept.  ^___^

As for the ancient apples, I inovke an internet colloquialism....

INSTANT WIN!!!!!!!!!  ^v^

Love I-san's hair, especially!  ^v^

QuoteSaseko and Homeko: Proud to be XP (Those are going to be XP flags):


If they're wearing nothing but those flags, I'd be watch where you'd step if I were you.  Knowing our local demographic, that's gonna make for a lot of nosebleeds.  ^_______^

QuoteMiggy and ZX Spectrum-tan:


Can I say INSTANT WIN twice?  no?

Ah hell, I'll say it anyway.... -v-

INSTANT WIN!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

I'm actually kinda sad that I've neglected ZX-tan so much, especially since (according to my original schedule), she was destined to have a nice full-sized pic not long after her chibi was done.

*sigh*

Perhaps someday, but for now I'm glad people like you and Aurora-sama are taking up the slack of this slacker... ^___^;

QuoteTotally unrelated...a satellite-tan:


Yeah,... that was....... unexpected.  ^v^;

QuoteYou did a heckuva job, 95-tan...depressed Mac system 7 and 8-tan:


Alright, I'm gonna go a-hunting for Hag-chan in revenge!  >__<
I'll be right back!  ^__^

QuotePolitical theater...how waaaay to many Linux/Unix consortium meetings end (with a diplomatic visit from the User Space Gang and "the consul on independent Linux-tan/LUC relations")


Okay, can I say INSTANT WIN three times? no?

Oh alright, I won't abuse....  

I'll just switch to a different colloquialism.... ^___^

YOU WIN AT THE INTERNETS!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

I think I can distinguish a UNIX-sama in the background (as well as a Pioneer-tan, your Zenwalk-tan, the RedHat sisters, the bratty SCO UNIX-tan,... but I'm gonna have to see this in color definitely.  The basic premise is just...... PERFECT!! This hands done wins the award for most potential EPIC MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

QuoteSpeak of the devil...R: Plan 9-tan (based off of Kami-Tux's), M: BSD Devilette, and L: Minix-tan (far L is an angry Linux-sama)


No pun intended, I'm sure.  ^___^

9-sama is amazingly sexy in this sketch,... clearly she looks and acts like a former heir to the UNIX throne.  ^^
MINIX-tan is actually supposed to be CE-tan sized i think, but otherwise she looks very cute and sassy.  ^.^

*keeps looking for more*

Oh,... we're at the end..... ^___^

*hears something rumbling within*

Oh shoot, guess so many awesome pictures overloaded my swoon receptors and initiated the backup mechanism!  ^v^;

Wonderful work, Bella-sama!  I look forward to seeing how you can use Inkscape to bring these sketches to life!  If you have any questions, please please please please PLEASE let me know and I will answer them ASAP.  I want to make sure that you know every inch and every corner of the program, cause Inkscape in your hands is a formula for legends in the making.  ^___^

*rumbling grows louder*

Oh, and sorry for the mess in advance.... ^^;

*C-chan inflates*

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*C-Chan explodes*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 09, 2007, 12:34:46 pm
QuoteRemind me again what you used to create your first Pu-chan pic, plus 64 Studio. Was that by hand or through the photo editor? '__'


That was Picture It (photo editior).

Quote*snicker*
I had worked on 3D editing years ago, so I didn't really think the same thing given I had worked with far worse things. -v-
However, Illustrator and Photoshop's vector tools did leave me with a bad impression of what vector graphics are and can do. ^^;


You know what I think put me off? I remember once reading a tutorial on DeviantArt about how do do hand-made (in PS) vector art O___O


QuoteIt is very fun, no? More sculpting that drawing actually, and very conducive to the Anime style.


;010
QuoteThere we go. ^v^
Have I told you tonight how much of a hot-mama VMS-sama is? ^>^
And vectorized she's absolutely, positively, vehemently, astoundingly stunning! ^v^
It oozes with strength,... power,... sharpness, like the teeth of her cleaver,.... AND it's not even half done! @o@
I know you said you wanted to color in PS, but I can assure you that applying the color in Inkscape can yield a similar look to what you have on now. Course it's all a matter of practice really -- the one benefit in PS is that you can make the lines variable-width much more easily than in Inkscape (which requires a clever trick to imitate the appearance). ^__^

This VMS-sama is a perfect example of how she would look like living in the fringes, struggling in a world almost alien to the one she grew up in and mastered, but still clutching to the hope that her bloodline will carry on. I'm glad you opted for the silver hair streak idea after all -- that, coupled with the fierce single eye peering through, adds an incredible sense of drama and depth to her experession that, if one isn't careful, could send chills down the spine! @v@

Her clothing is both cool and elegant, certainly happy to see it again after that cool sketch you did shortly before you left. The picture of NT-tan she's clutching in her gloved hands is tearjerking.

I'm literally floored by this,... and if I'm not swooning now it's only because I promised to hold all my swooning till the end of the presentation. At this rate, I'll be knocked out for a whole week. ^v^

Seriously, if this is the new art direction your're going with, I feel the sun will shine brighter tomorrow morning. ^___^


Thanks! I forgot to tell the title, "So Close, So Far Away".

Symbolizes how although NT and VMS are so closely linked, yet so incredibly different, and how this is a very unknown fact...

QuoteNot sure if you sketched first then traced the lineart in Inkscape (I personally sketch in Inkscape directly), but in the event you go that route, don't forget that the "Trace Bitmap" function helps vectorize the lines in your sketchwork, thus making them fully scalable.


Yep I sketch first. I'll have to try that!

QuoteWell anything with Miggy-san and 2.0-chan is bound to be adorable, but you had already drawn one before no? '__'

Oh well, as a wise person once said....

"The world can never haveth too much Miggy." --The Book of C-chan, 54:3,15


I want to try a vectorized one XD


QuoteThis one is striking, in that the style is unlike any you've done before. More Anime than manga, and clearly a precursor to the vector drawing of VMS-sama you did above. ^__^

Now that you mention it, I also started dabbling in a 2,0-chan picture the other day to break up some artist block. Since I don't have her body done yet, perhaps I can use this uniform instead to add some variety. ^__^

Excellent work with this one! ^^


Yup, this is the pic where I reached the proverbial "end of my rope" with non-vector work heehee. I actually am working on reverse vectorizing it...

QuoteNot sure what the thing in the lower corner is. -.-


Why, Sailor Vistan of course!

QuoteGyaaah! Your sketches are getting more sophisticated with each passing drawing! ^^
I really have no clue what you're talking about, but maybe it's cause I'm too distracted seeing the awesome and dynamic rendition of Leopard and iPhone-tan. ^^
Plus the easter candy on the side,...

[I think I see PU-CHAN there!!!!! ^V^]


On the left is a comic idea. Okay, I won't mince words...back this spring Steve Jobs made a joke that him and Mr. Gates had "been married in secret for the last decade" during an interview. This it the OS-tan's reaction to that joke XD (Mac and 95-tan are angered, Tiger-tan and Saseko are happy, Homeko and Cheetah-tan are getting a little close with Homeo, XD

QuoteI can't really decipher XP Tablet-tan at this resolution, but I'm confident you can squeeze every last ounce of cute out of her design concept. ^___^


She's going to have some tattoos based on...I don't want to give it away :P

QuoteIf they're wearing nothing but those flags, I'd be watch where you'd step if I were you. Knowing our local demographic, that's gonna make for a lot of nosebleeds. ^_______^


XD

QuoteAh hell, I'll say it anyway.... -v-

INSTANT WIN!!!!!!!!!! ^V^

I'm actually kinda sad that I've neglected ZX-tan so much, especially since (according to my original schedule), she was destined to have a nice full-sized pic not long after her chibi was done.


I've always wanted to draw a fashion disaster ;)


QuoteOkay, can I say INSTANT WIN three times? no?

Oh alright, I won't abuse....

I'll just switch to a different colloquialism.... ^___^

YOU WIN AT THE INTERNETS!!!!!!!!!! ^V^

I think I can distinguish a UNIX-sama in the background (as well as a Pioneer-tan, your Zenwalk-tan, the RedHat sisters, the bratty SCO UNIX-tan,... but I'm gonna have to see this in color definitely. The basic premise is just...... PERFECT!! This hands done wins the award for most potential EPIC MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!!! ^V^


I was going to give a disclaimer, this is probably the least likely to be colored :...(

Quote9-sama is amazingly sexy in this sketch,... clearly she looks and acts like a former heir to the UNIX throne. ^^
MINIX-tan is actually supposed to be CE-tan sized i think, but otherwise she looks very cute and sassy. ^.^


Hmmm...

QuoteWelcome back, Bella! Haven't seen you here in a long while! And you're back with some new fantastic stuff! Yay!

I too have switched from Photoshop to Inkscape (back in the spring time for me though) and once thought vector graphics were intimidating but I've gotten very efficent with vector graphics and I'm sure you will too!


I had a lot of fun on Inkscape :D Do you do all the coloring and shading on Inkscape, as well?

QuoteYour new rendition of VMS-sama is fantastic and she's got a giant cleaver! (Although I also really like your original "V for Vendetta"-ish rendition too)


Well, I think she's pretty close to the original, just not wearing the trench coat and with a slightly different hairdo.


QuoteThe Miggy + Windows 2.0-tan picture is very heartwarming! *sniffle*

Windows 1.0-tan and 2.0-tan look very nice with new outfits in the next picture! Incidentally, one of the pictures I'm working on now is a group picture of 1.0-tan and 2.0-tan!


Three cheers for Win1.0 and 2.0-tan! They're my personal favorite non NT Win-tans.

QuoteAnd below that is an XP-tan no hacker would want to mess with!


...or no Vistan XD

QuoteAnd the mysterious looking background goes nicely with Odyssey-tan's mysterious personality!


Thanks!

I always see these prototype-tans as wandering around in the dark, along with vampires, ghosts, and all the other "bumps in the night" of the world for some reason O___o
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on August 09, 2007, 02:33:20 pm
Oh goodness! Many many many fancy drawings!
So many drawing, but I'm out of time! T_T
I'm really sorry I can't write out all my comments, but I must say that I've always love your drawings, but this is just too much sugoi-ness!!!
*Swoon*

Quotealways see these prototype-tans as wandering around in the dark, along with vampires, ghosts, and all the other "bumps in the night" of the world for some reason O___o


Ah! Maybe that's why Odyssey-tan is my favorite M$-tan ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 09, 2007, 11:10:21 pm
QuoteAh! Maybe that's why Odyssey-tan is my favorite M$-tan ^.^


She's one of my faves too :D Something interesting about a Win-tan separated from her sisters and her company.

But I love all the NT-tans. Except for the Vistans ;018 (a case of getting personal feelings mixed with OS-tans)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 09, 2007, 11:57:02 pm
QuoteYou know what I think put me off? I remember once reading a tutorial on DeviantArt about how do do hand-made (in PS) vector art O___O


Ah yeah, that'd do it.... ^^;

QuoteThanks! I forgot to tell the title, "So Close, So Far Away".

Symbolizes how although NT and VMS are so closely linked, yet so incredibly different, and how this is a very unknown fact...


*sniffles*  Now you're making me cry.... ;^___^;

I mean...

*sniffs*

I've got something in my eye!  ;^v^;

*runs into hiding place and starts bawling*

QuoteYup, this is the pic where I reached the proverbial "end of my rope" with non-vector work heehee. I actually am working on reverse vectorizing it...


Should probably note that trace bitmap also works with color (although the resulting vector shape may be a little top-heavy file size wise.... ^^;
On the other hand, you probably could do a better job just vector tracing it by hand instead.  That's what I did when I helped out with that Wii-tan sketch that one time.  ^^

QuoteOn the left is a comic idea. Okay, I won't mince words...back this spring Steve Jobs made a joke that him and Mr. Gates had "been married in secret for the last decade" during an interview. This it the OS-tan's reaction to that joke XD (Mac and 95-tan are angered, Tiger-tan and Saseko are happy, Homeko and Cheetah-tan are getting a little close with Homeo, XD


Oh, I see now... I think.... ^__^'
But in any event, the pairings, now that I know who they are, are hilarious!  ^v^
(especially with Cheetah-tan + Homeo,... oh the poor boy.... ^____^)

Just...........

<___<

>___>

Um,....

Don't tell anyone I confused PU-chan with Homeo.... ^^;
That would............. destroy my reputation and all......... ^v^;

QuoteI've always wanted to draw a fashion disaster


Well anything you draw looks ready to be showcased over a catwalk, so good luck... ^.^

QuoteI was going to give a disclaimer, this is probably the least likely to be colored :...(


GAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! >o<

*C-chan dies*

QuoteI had a lot of fun on Inkscape  Do you do all the coloring and shading on Inkscape, as well?


*C-chan is resurrected*

But of course.... ^___^

They say the proof is in the pudding, so I give you two flavors:

1) PCLOS (which you already have

and

2) http://ostan-collections.net/downloads.php?cat=7 (look for the XP + Mac OS9.2 I made,... that or the Amiga Ball tutorial... ^__^)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 13, 2007, 12:10:33 pm
Here's a latest look at VMS-sama:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/VMSJPEGbeta.jpg)

Added after 1 minutes:

Still not done, though!

And I'm also working on a couple of pics I want to vector sketch...like that "me, myself and i" pic and a picture of...

It's a surprise!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 13, 2007, 01:41:02 pm
*sniffles*

So beautiful.... ;^___^;

Oh WHY oh WHY did Bella-sama leave just when she was discovering Inkscape?! ^0^

It's especially important now to have a helping hand around... *worries frets* ...hopefully she'll save often.  ^___^

*stares at VMS-sama and swoons*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 13, 2007, 03:03:33 pm
Whoa!? Sugo! How the hell did i miss this!?
*swoon*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Alfamille on August 20, 2007, 03:50:30 am
Nice sketches Bella! Considering I really like the second iPhone+Leopard-tan. :)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 22, 2007, 07:13:18 pm
I've done a few new drawings!

Ubuntu-tan, the original sketch and digital one done as practice in Vector art...alas, I got too ahead of myself doing a Unix-sama picture...(and this was all done in Inkscape...but I tell you, I'm looking forward to 0.46's bitmap-like fill tool)

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/practice.jpg.png)

*Please standby as I upload and post more pix*

Added after 8 minutes:

RSX11-sama and young VMS-chan!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/VMS001.jpg)

In my little backstory, swordsmanship is a talent taught among the DEC family. RSX11-sama and her daughter, are in fact, not fighting, but practicing so that someday she will become a competent warrior :)

Added after 14 minutes:

The many faces of Linux-sama:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/170.jpg)

I'll elaborate on any questions later....

left: Neptune-tan Right: Me, Myself, and i:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/171.jpg)

Unix-sama...I started to do a vector sketch of this pic, but was unsatisfied and went "back to the drawing board" XD

I know The Queen Mother is supposed to be wheelchair-bound and all, but I wanted to show her in a moment of strength and determination...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/172.jpg)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 23, 2007, 03:51:39 pm
Well I kinda ran outta time a little, but my reaction now would be no less different.... ^__^

*C-chan starts to rumble*

I promise to be back to shower praise on you once I've finished reassembling myself.  ^.^;

*C-chan starts to rumble louder*

[Braveheart-style]  AWEEEEEEESOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

(http://www1.bestgraph.com/gifs/horreur/explosions/explosions-06.gif)
*C-CHAN EXPLODES!!!!!!!!!!*

Added after 14 hours 12 minutes:

*C-chan reassembles a la T1000, and passes through some radiation scrubbers*

There we go, good as new.  ^__^

*glows green*

......................................Someone give me a hug...! ^.^

In any event, time to judge Picassa's latest and greatest.  ^___^

QuoteUbuntu-tan, the original sketch and digital one done as practice in Vector art...alas, I got too ahead of myself doing a Unix-sama picture...(and this was all done in Inkscape...but I tell you, I'm looking forward to 0.46's bitmap-like fill tool)


Awesome!  Did I tell you yet how proud I am of you to have faced your fears and given this vector thingie a try?  ^___^

Not sure how far you've gotten learning all the features, but at first the art style looks and feels a little limiting compared to a richer, deeper hand-drawn equivalent,... at times, maybe even almost American-Saturday-Morning-Cartoon-Post-1998 quality.  ^^

What especially gives Anime cel drawing its distinctive look is shading, so I'd be very interested to see how you go about applying shading and highlighting to Ubuntu-san.  I'm hoping to begin my Inkscape tutorials tomorrow (originally to help Alfamille, but will likely post them up at the Wiki as a resource for everyone), but maybe you might be interested in an earlier one-shot tutorial I made that shows how to carve out some flat shading quickly and easily:

http://ostan-collections.net/post-18847.html#18847

Admittedly, that one's in desperate need of modernization, but I'll take care of it later.  ^.^'

QuoteRSX11-sama and young VMS-chan!


WAI!!!!!!!!!  ^V^
I never imagined I'd meet someone who would draw an RSX11-tan, but here she is in the flesh!  ^___^
Not only is the sketch itself worthy of hat-tipping, but I really admire how classy you made RSX-sama (you SURE you're not a fashion designer masquerading as a photographer?  `v').  You definitely do justice to the older and classic time periods of OS history, back when men were men, mice were mice, and OS-tans were all strong and courageous pioneers.  (The rapier battle also gives it a distinct "Utena" feel, btw)  ^v^

It's definitely wonderful that you honor your favorite NT-based Windows-tans by literally CRAFTING a lineage for them -- that way, even if not entirely true, you can philosophically state that your OS can trace it's roots back 40 years ago (much like Linux users can say about their own OS).  ^^

Now I'm interested to know if you're willing to draw RSX-sama's DEC sisters.  I know it might be asking a lot, since we start getting into an area of computing that becomes increasingly less-documented.  Still, I imagine its been a great learning experience studying about all these systems you may or may not have known about earlier.  ^____^

BTW, in case I never showed you this before, this non-Unix timeline helped me a lot in coming up with the Annex storylines:

http://www.oshistory.net/metadot/index.pl?id=2188;isa=CMSDocument;op=show

QuoteThe many faces of Linux-sama:


In case you were wondering why I blew up.  ^.^

I especially love how well you married all the concepts we've tossed around here in OSC.... a young, timid Linux-chan with Minix-sensei,... the standard Futaba rendition representing the earlier versions,... Juzo-kun's rendition representing the modern, more established and much better funded Linux-sama.

I know I loved the Beryl outfit when I first saw it, and as Darknight surmized, it wouldn't go very well with the more "conservative" *nix-tans.  ^.^'
But her diplomatic uniform was a pleasant surprise, and a hit with this pig definitely.  ^__^
In that uniform, she uses with power and confidence perhaps more so than her battle armor! ^v^

Wearing that, one definitely concludes that,... come hell or high water,.... she truly is destined to become Unix-sama's official successor.  ^.^

QuoteI'll elaborate on any questions later....


Question #1:  You ARE gonna color at least this one,..... riiiiiiiiiiight?  ^__^'

Question #2:  How come you can't color the *Nix reunion pic you posted a few weeks ago?  If it's due to time constraints, you know I'd always be willing to help.  ^___^
Maybe we can get other people on board to pitch in, so we can make it our first truly massive group effort.  ^^
(On the other hand, maybe we shouldn't hold our breath on that....  ^.^)

Quoteleft: Neptune-tan Right: Me, Myself, and i:


Admittedly, after seeing all that win, this actually looked a bit more down to earth than usual.  '__'
Still, Neptune looks great and the time-paradox-inducing picture of the Leopard-chans looks adorable.  ^^

However, I'd brace for impact in case the universe destroys.  ^____^;

QuoteUnix-sama...I started to do a vector sketch of this pic, but was unsatisfied and went "back to the drawing board" XD

I know The Queen Mother is supposed to be wheelchair-bound and all, but I wanted to show her in a moment of strength and determination...


Don't worry about that,... like I said before, the wheelchair thing is more a mentally-induced thing -- she can actually walk and in fact does so quite often (although no one dares bring that up to her... ^__^; ).

Now then,... and a 1,... and a 2,.... ^.^

.........

WORSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

*gets down on dirt and GROVELS before might of classic UNIX-sama*

I'm MUST beg for the vector art, to see what's wrong and how it can be fixed.  *v*
It is my destiny to help you get this masterpiece drawn, and drawn to impress!  *V*

And I can't take no for an answer. ^__^

*keeps groveling*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 24, 2007, 01:31:48 pm
Quote*C-CHAN EXPLODES!!!!!!!!!!*


*hillbilly voice* Kinfolk! We's eatin' BLTs to'nite!

QuoteNot sure how far you've gotten learning all the features, but at first the art style looks and feels a little limiting compared to a richer, deeper hand-drawn equivalent,... at times, maybe even almost American-Saturday-Morning-Cartoon-Post-1998 quality. ^^


Well this isn't supposed to be a great masterpiece. I (hand)drew this in like five minutes, mostly to vectorize and learn the different controls and stuff before tackling "major" projects like Unix-sama ;) That said, I'll probably try to get as far as I can in inkscape, though I might give in and do larger areas of shading in PS -__-

QuoteWAI!!!!!!!!! ^V^
I never imagined I'd meet someone who would draw an RSX11-tan, but here she is in the flesh! ^___^
Not only is the sketch itself worthy of hat-tipping, but I really admire how classy you made RSX-sama (you SURE you're not a fashion designer masquerading as a photographer? `v'). You definitely do justice to the older and classic time periods of OS history, back when men were men, mice were mice, and OS-tans were all strong and courageous pioneers. (The rapier battle also gives it a distinct "Utena" feel, btw) ^v^


QuoteNow I'm interested to know if you're willing to draw RSX-sama's DEC sisters. I know it might be asking a lot, since we start getting into an area of computing that becomes increasingly less-documented. Still, I imagine its been a great learning experience studying about all these systems you may or may not have known about earlier. ^____^


I'd love to draw some more DEC-tans! I'd like to be to this fairly-unknown Massachusettsan family of high-end server/mainframe/workstation OS-tans what you were to Vintage-tans, Kami-Tux to uncommon and open-source-tans, or Aurora to Mac-tans ^_^

As a whole, I see the family as noble but a bit fringe...claiming themselves to be casual followers of some of the teachings of Unix-sama, but never really struggling to prove it, or conversely, clashing with other Unix and like-tans. They live(d) and trained in an old Woolen Mill (DEC HQ), handing down a legacy of swordsmanship.

In fact, yesterday I read about DEC's implementation of BSD Unix, Ultrix (Who I suppose would be a step-sister to VMS-san). She practically designed herself:

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

Physically, I see her as a wavy-haired dark brunette, wearing a slinky, tight black dress (as a nod to BSD devilette). Her weapon is a trident, with blades instead of spears on the end (again, a nod to BSD and the sword tradition of DEC).
She a bit vengeful (since Ultrix is latin for Avenger), and gets in constant conflicts with VMS-san and the other DEC-tans about weather or not they're Unix-like. And, in leisure time, she enjoys skiing trips in New Hampshire (cause Ultrix was the one that started the whole "Live Free Or Die" motto in Unix, and, NH is a popular skiing locale for Mass tourists ;) )

In fact, here's a pic I drew:
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/174.jpg)

Top left, is VMS-san and Ultrix arguing about who's the real Unix-like...

Middle, lower: Ultrix-tan getting ready for an NH ski trip (a little NH injoke working here, about some of our native's interesting fashion sense ;) )

Right: Ultrix-tan in battle gear.

QuoteIt's definitely wonderful that you honor your favorite NT-based Windows-tans by literally CRAFTING a lineage for them -- that way, even if not entirely true, you can philosophically state that your OS can trace it's roots back 40 years ago (much like Linux users can say about their own OS). ^^


:D It is my way to honor a Windows OS that has been so...nice to me XD If it wasn't for NT, I'd still be a anti-Windows zealot (Hacchan drove me to it...phew!)

QuoteBTW, in case I never showed you this before, this non-Unix timeline helped me a lot in coming up with the Annex storylines:

http://www.oshistory.net/metadot/index.pl?id=2188;isa=CMSDocument;op=show


That's great! Now I must draw a RSTS/E ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSTS/E ) and DOS/Batch 11-tan ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOS/BATCH_11 )! I can just imagine an DOS/batch 11-tan/Unix-sama scene where she slips and calls the Goddess "Unix-chan" (since they're around the same age) and, well, DOS/Batch 11-tan gets her butt kicked XD

I can see DOS/Batch 11 as quite young-looking herself, a difficult personality (perhaps moreso than Unix-sama, but with less usefulness), with a somewhat short lifespan (cause use dropped dramatically in 1973). I invision her as a slightly crazy type, who perhaps started the DEC blade tradition by carrying a butcher knife around to threaten people (which mostly just bewildered the hell out of folks)...nobody was that sad to see her die, aside from her immediate family.

In fact, here's a very quick sketch:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/175.jpg)

RSTS/E-tan should, maybe, be a dog-girl (cause from what I gather, RSTS/E's mascot is a bulldog), or at least be somewhat short and tomboyish with a tough streak. Physically, I think she'd have short, choppy hair, and wear a spiked chocker.

C'mon the DEC-tans design themselves ;)

QuoteIn case you were wondering why I blew up. ^.^

I especially love how well you married all the concepts we've tossed around here in OSC.... a young, timid Linux-chan with Minix-sensei,... the standard Futaba rendition representing the earlier versions,... Juzo-kun's rendition representing the modern, more established and much better funded Linux-sama.

I know I loved the Beryl outfit when I first saw it, and as Darknight surmized, it wouldn't go very well with the more "conservative" *nix-tans. ^.^'
But her diplomatic uniform was a pleasant surprise, and a hit with this pig definitely. ^__^
In that uniform, she uses with power and confidence perhaps more so than her battle armor! ^v^

Wearing that, one definitely concludes that,... come hell or high water,.... she truly is destined to become Unix-sama's official successor. ^.^


Thanks! I drew Minix-sensei larger than Kami-tux's, but tried to keep to her design...the teenage Linux-san is the usual version, and the current one is like Juzo-kun's. The diplomatic uniform is in fact the one I drew in my first VMS/Linux-san battle pic :) And as you can see, Beryl/Compiz is really annoying SCO Unix-tan and Minix-sensei (cause I think Linux-sama is one of the first *nixes to not only flaunt her smarts, but also her looks...)

QuoteQuestion #1: You ARE gonna color at least this one,..... riiiiiiiiiiight? ^__^'

Question #2: How come you can't color the *Nix reunion pic you posted a few weeks ago? If it's due to time constraints, you know I'd always be willing to help. ^___^
Maybe we can get other people on board to pitch in, so we can make it our first truly massive group effort. ^^
(On the other hand, maybe we shouldn't hold our breath on that.... ^.^)


Well...that Linux-sama pic is more of a reference...

*hears explosion*

And, I may do that *Nix pic...when...I get my fill tool ;173

QuoteI'm MUST beg for the vector art, to see what's wrong and how it can be fixed. *v*
It is my destiny to help you get this masterpiece drawn, and drawn to impress! *V*

And I can't take no for an answer. ^__^


Mostly I thought it was lacking detail. So I sketched it out to have more "movement" and detail...

Patience!!!

Oh, and, totally unrelated, but any ideas for ReactOS's background? All I know is that it's a wannabe WinNT clone or something O__o
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 24, 2007, 09:53:23 pm
*ponders*

I only know of Kami-Tux' rendition of ReactOS-tan:

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=18685&search_id=828225469#18685

Bottom line is that she tries REALLY hard to be like 2K-tan without getting herself sued.  ^^;
I'd kinda imagine she'd be like,... you, kinda.  ^___^
Open minded about other systems, but still very kind and reverent to the NT family.  ^___^

Now forgive me if I take a while to write a response to your massive DEC winnage and co., but....

*rumbles*

Well, you know..... ^___^

......
...
....

(http://www1.bestgraph.com/gifs/horreur/explosions/explosions-06.gif)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 24, 2007, 10:24:44 pm
QuoteBottom line is that she tries REALLY hard to be like 2K-tan without getting herself sued. ^^;
I'd kinda imagine she'd be like,... you, kinda. ^___^
Open minded about other systems, but still very kind and reverent to the NT family. ^___^


I've seen Kami-Tux's version (another I'd really love to do a rendition of!)

Yeah...she does sound like me XD

What spurred my question was this (in the timeline of non-Unix OSes):

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/untitled6-1.jpg)

And then I thought, why haven't they been sued? XD

Oh, and one last DEC pic:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/176.jpg)

"It's a chemical imbalance"
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 26, 2007, 01:38:43 am
*drags self tiredly into thread*

Tooooooooo tired............ please accept...... raincheck..........  ^_______^;

*C-chan sees DOS/Batch11 and diverts all remaining energy left to a swoon + death rattle*  XvX

*thump*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 27, 2007, 01:11:53 am
I'm like a bad infomercial....

But wait, there's more!

My Unix-sama vector sketch:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/177.jpg.png)

Now all I have to do is shade it O__o
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 27, 2007, 01:41:24 am
Oh no,.... now you've done it!!!!!!!   ^V^
(Oh, how I wish I could just jump to the shading part in my tutorial.... ;___;)

*RUMBLE RUMBLE RUMBLE*

SUPERNOVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

*C-chan explodes cosmically*

(http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/wallpaper/supernova-death-of-a-planet.jpg)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 27, 2007, 02:06:52 pm
Oh, damnit C-Chan! Look what you did to my Death Star!!! The Empress is going to be furious with me... >.>


...


eh.

And WAH! Unix-sama is HEAR! ALL HAIL!!!
*hail*
Ow! Bad hail, bad hail!
(bad puns yar)

Oh and, what's the leafy-ish thing in her hair?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 28, 2007, 12:01:24 am
QuoteAnd WAH! Unix-sama is HEAR! ALL HAIL!!!
*hail*
Ow! Bad hail, bad hail!


Ahem...she's been here for a while :)

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/normal_UNIXbeta.png)

Too early to start a Unix-sama related pseudo-religion? Unix-sama-ism?

But seriously, I ain't looking forward to shading my pic...Maybe I'll go back to my Ubuntu-tan pic and work on that for practice.

Whist many a mortal hath vector-sketched the Goddess, few among us can find a way to shadith Her. -The book of Unix-sama-ism

Cause she'll cane us if we don't do 'er justice (Yeah I really need to get to sleep XD)

QuoteOh and, what's the leafy-ish thing in her hair?


That's a horned-owl ear!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 28, 2007, 12:46:01 am
*reclaims pieces back from the distant cosmos*

Thank you, Sister Bella-san, for imparting the ways of the GODDESS to yonder mortal.... -v-

[to NejinOniwa]  REPENT!!!!!!!!  REPENT FOOLISH MORTAL, FOR THOU HATH INSULTETH THE GODDESS UNIX-SAMA WITH THINE CLUELESSNESS OF HER EARS!!!   REPENT!!!!!!  REPENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BOW, NO, GROVEL BEFORE THE GODDESS, AND PURIFY THYSELF WITH THIS CHALICE OF HOLY WATER.....

*tosses vial of sulfuric acid to NejinOniwa*

[back to Bella] Yeah, I'm all for a pseudo-religion, in case that wasn't obvious before.  ^^'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 28, 2007, 09:24:22 am
*tosses multiple vials of sodium hydroxide at pig* Oh yeah?? Just try beating me in chemistry, would you!!! And besides, all the very few religion points in me have already gone to Suzumiya-sama, so no hope there ^^

But the pig still broke my death star! Agh!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 28, 2007, 10:01:23 am
Oh right, I did..... ^^'

Just make sure Bella-sama doesn't finish shading the UNIX-sama, cause then the explosion will destroy the SECOND Death Star I know you're working on (makes me wonder where you get all the money to build it... -v-)

Speaking of which, I look forward to your work shading Ubuntu, Bella-sama.  ^__^
For any questions,... you know you can always ask the pig.  Don't overlook the pig's willingness to impart all that he knows onto thee.  ^.^

*worships Unix-sama*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 28, 2007, 12:05:43 pm
QuoteJust make sure Bella-sama doesn't finish shading the UNIX-sama, cause then the explosion will destroy the SECOND Death Star I know you're working on (makes me wonder where you get all the money to build it... -v-)


THAT, I can help you with, NejinOniwa!

I may just shade it in PS (or at least over large areas)....It wouldn't be so hard, but I'm trying to stay with the soft shading...

But I also have a project planned where I'm just going to be doing regular, flat shading...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on August 28, 2007, 12:39:59 pm
Ah, ah, I suffer with yan, bellssu...Shading is too much work and I'm just lazy cuz school just started. -v-
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 28, 2007, 02:10:04 pm
Awww, you're still holding back on shading in Inkscape.  I'm telling you, it's very intuitive once you see how you can do it.  ^___^

Admittedly, I'm at much at fault since I always complain about shading as well, though not necessarily because of Inkscape.  Tell you what, I'm gonna get to work on shading The Sleep's OS/2-tan immediately (or at least when I return from work), and if I can get it done within two days, you'll give it a go as well?  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on August 30, 2007, 11:37:49 pm
Here's a screenshot of Ubuntu-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/screenshot-1.jpg)

I could have done worse, I think ;)

Soft-shading is tough on Inkscape... o_o
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 31, 2007, 01:05:44 pm
Fufu... despite the fact that I only kept half my promise (again), you went ahead and shaded Ubuntu-san in Inkscape anyway.  That's why I always say that Bella-san is such a "bella".  ^.^

The actual presentation is good and really does a lot of justice to your traditional style of shading and highlighting.   ^^
However, I'd have to check out your original SVG file just to gauge the efficiency of it and make sure you're not doing any double-work that might be contributing to the difficulty.

One technique I've developed recently (especially with OSR 2.5-sama) is to make the path the color of the shading, and simply draw on the highlight to it, rather than the other way around as I demonstrated in that obsolete tutorial (with 3.1-sama).  I do know that using strokes for highlights is faster, but not sure if the resulting effect is what you're looking for.  On her Ubuntu armbands, for example, we could probably try employing a radial gradient instead to give it a more metallic look.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 01, 2007, 12:51:49 am
QuoteHowever, I'd have to check out your original SVG file just to gauge the efficiency of it and make sure you're not doing any double-work that might be contributing to the difficulty.


I'm almost positive I am ;)

I've got no idea how to post/send SVGs, though....

QuoteOne technique I've developed recently (especially with OSR 2.5-sama) is to make the path the color of the shading, and simply draw on the highlight to it, rather than the other way around as I demonstrated in that obsolete tutorial (with 3.1-sama). I do know that using strokes for highlights is faster, but not sure if the resulting effect is what you're looking for. On her Ubuntu armbands, for example, we could probably try employing a radial gradient instead to give it a more metallic look.


I did a few different techniques (if you can call it that) for the shading...
I can't really explain it very well, you can pick apart the SVG when I send it...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 03, 2007, 10:25:52 am
And this fine buntu gives me a nice feeling. ^_^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 03, 2007, 01:11:10 pm
QuoteAnd this fine buntu gives me a nice feeling.


Thanks :D

Here's a newer screenshot, I've been messing around w/ gradients:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/pratice.jpg)

And I fixed the color on her armbands ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 03, 2007, 03:05:54 pm
That Ubuntu-tan looks fantastic! What techniques are you using for shading?

As for me, I don't know how to shade in Inkscape and always have to export to Photoshop to do that -_-
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 04, 2007, 02:24:04 am
QuoteThat Ubuntu-tan looks fantastic! What techniques are you using for shading?


I employ the "Wing It" technique ;140 No, really, I just sorta tweeked this and that until it looked right.

On the arms, for example, I did a flat block of shading, and then overlayed another block and made that soft. It's hard to explain O__o

QuoteAs for me, I don't know how to shade in Inkscape


You and I both XD

Why not try doing shading in Inkscape?

Added after a while:

OMG!!!! I'm at XP rank!!!!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 04, 2007, 05:17:49 am
HOORAY FOR GLORIOUS XP RANK! >w<
And the "wing it" technique is among the most used in the world. Oddly enough. ^-^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 04, 2007, 12:49:28 pm
QuoteHOORAY FOR GLORIOUS XP RANK! >w<


You bet!

Before I started using XP, I seriously hated Windows. Actually, all computers XD

All Windows 98 taught me was that computers (and OSs) were rigid and inflexible, instable and frustrating...Though I doubt it was ever "stable", 98 went downhill so fast it was pretty much a trainwreck after about a year or so.

So, after five years of memory-leaking, BSODing fun, I got my current laptop, K8. I can't say things were that stable at first; within six months, the entire motherboard and circuitry system had to be replaced, and AC adapter, and hinges had gone (the later two I understand now are inherent problems with this model). I saw many BSODs during this time, too...

All seemed well for a few months after all of this happened, until one day I saw the BSOD. Needless to say, I panicked. I shut down that computer and didn't turn it on for nine days (XD), until finally I had enough. But on startup, it said the system had encountered a serious error, would I like to do a restore to last good setting? I chose yes and haven't had a crash or seen a BSOD, since.

Viruses, which I feared on Windows 98 (even though it wasn't online much...hehee...), were also a problem on XP, maybe much more of a problem since I was now using high speed wifi. After one December, 2005, day when I found two viruses, I started using Windows auto updates and watching what I downloaded....and I haven't had one virus since.

XP has run beautifully on K8. On my family's other laptop, XP does run a bit laggy...but usually once it is "warmed up", it runs fine. A friend's desktop which I fixed was a piece of garbage, but I did a full restore, deleted all the crapware, and got anti-virus software in place, and it now runs fine.

XP showed me that computers and their OSs can be flexible, stable and effortless to use. With the right precaution, viruses are nothing to fear. I guess, perhaps a bit ironically, it's given me my interest in exploring other OSs, too. In ten years I see myself using a much better, more stable OS and computer, but I'll always have a soft spot for, what I consider to be the last great Windows (to date), and the greatest non-Unix-or-like desktop OS from so many years ago...I think I'll always be willing to take one in ;)

Oh yes, and I'm working on yet another practice pic. I'm not saying what it is, but,

I'm trying to make it as efficient as humanly possible, IE, lots of gradients and such.

I'm using the (3.1-tan) tutorial C-Chan posted as a guide (great BTW!!! Makes life so much simpler!)

And it's a parody of a favorite anime ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 05, 2007, 02:26:13 pm
QuoteThanks

Here's a newer screenshot, I've been messing around w/ gradients:


Ah yes, now we're starting to cook with raging FIYA.  ^___^
Still would like to see your SVG, though,... admittedly, there is the compication of how to actually transport it to me...  ^^;

Let's see if we can come up with a solution....  -.-

QuoteThat Ubuntu-tan looks fantastic! What techniques are you using for shading?

As for me, I don't know how to shade in Inkscape and always have to export to Photoshop to do that -_-


*twitch twitch*  Aurora-dono.... you do have lots of reference SVG files, ya know.... ^^;

QuoteI employ the "Wing It" technique  No, really, I just sorta tweeked this and that until it looked right.

On the arms, for example, I did a flat block of shading, and then overlayed another block and made that soft. It's hard to explain O__o


*gets more curious*  ^___^

QuoteYou and I both XD

Why not try doing shading in Inkscape?


*pulls ears*  GAAAAAAAH!!!  This is painful!!!  >0<
Why oh WHY can't I get those tutorials finished!!!  ;^0^;

*buries hole in dirt and sticks head in there*

QuoteOMG!!!! I'm at XP rank!!!!


*C-chan's curly tail twitches*

QuoteYou bet!

Before I started using XP, I seriously hated Windows. Actually, all computers XD .....

[long homage to Windows XP and stuff]


*C-chan bursts out of dirt and runs away crying hysterically*

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!  BELLA-SAMA IS GONNA EAT ME NOW!!!!!!!!!!!  ;^0^;
[vague reference to Thurosis' comic]

QuoteOh yes, and I'm working on yet another practice pic. I'm not saying what it is, but,

I'm trying to make it as efficient as humanly possible, IE, lots of gradients and such.

I'm using the (3.1-tan) tutorial C-Chan posted as a guide (great BTW!!! Makes life so much simpler!)

And it's a parody of a favorite anime


*runs back in*

Ahhhh!  Bella-sama, you are a doll  ^v^
The tutorial is old, but it serves as a night practical progression to the new stuff.  ^__^
Besides, it's better that you get used to Boolean operations anyway since they do save you oodles of time.  ^__^

*sweatdrops*

Course you'll probably still eat me, but hey guess it's not all bad.  ^___^;

*showers self with salt and pepper*

*checks time*

Oh wait, I gotta run.  ^^;

*darts off*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 05, 2007, 07:13:36 pm
Quote*C-chan bursts out of dirt and runs away crying hysterically*

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!! BELLA-SAMA IS GONNA EAT ME NOW!!!!!!!!!!! ;^0^;
[vague reference to Thurosis' comic]


Now now, I'm a healthy-eating XP-tan :D

QuoteBesides, it's better that you get used to Boolean operations anyway since they do save you oodles of time. ^__^


The only thing I couldn't figure out how to do was that later step (like this)
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/31samaTutorial08.jpg)

Anyway, here's  vector sketch so far:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/FMM.jpg.png)

Fullmetal Macintosh!!!

I did a Fullmetal Alchemist parody because, for one thing, System 8-tan sorta reminds me of Ed. In (Aurora's version) she lost an arm and leg, has gone through a lot, but still keeps a very upbeat and optimistic attitude :)  Not to mention she's an incredible fighter ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 05, 2007, 08:03:57 pm
That. IS. AWESOME!!! And yes my rendition of OS 8-tan is based off of Edward! :D Also the spoof of the state alchemy logo is a nice touch!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 05, 2007, 11:29:04 pm
QuoteThat. IS. AWESOME!!! And yes my rendition of OS 8-tan is based off of Edward!  Also the spoof of the state alchemy logo is a nice touch!


Awesome! I thought they shared a lot of similarities...hehe :D

(And you saw the Apple "state alchemy logo!" I was wondering if anyone would know what that was ;) )

And today I researched some more DEC OSs....I found a few more, XD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT-11

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSF/1 (Oooh...a DEC Unix...)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 06, 2007, 01:00:26 am
QuoteNow now, I'm a healthy-eating XP-tan


Sure, and pigs can fly.... `v'

*sprouts wing*

Oh sonuva--.... okay fine, I'll believe you.  It's hard to say no with that smile, but keep in mind,... I'll be watching you.....`v'

*makes "watching you" hand gesture*

QuoteThe only thing I couldn't figure out how to do was that later step (like this)


Ah sou sou, you mean like how to get that sliver or how to merge it with the rest of the shaded area down below.

This is actually the reason why I've inverted the shading areas in my latest techniques, to avoid dealing with strips like these.  Still, you create it by duplicating the face shape once, then a second time again.  The second duplicate is moved up and to the right a few spaces in order to cover all but the leftmost parts of the first duplicate.  Then a Difference Boolean operation is used so that the second piece cuts away the first, thus leaving that little strip you see in that picture.

Since the strip is at the top, selecting it plus the existing shading, then applying the Union Boolean operation will join the two.  ^.^

QuoteAnyway, here's vector sketch so far:


Very very very very keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewl!  ^.^
I swear you must work for a modeling agency, cause you're sense fashion is,... [insert praise of choice]

It's a very gorgeous job given a) it's a vector sketch, and b) you're still relatively new at Inkscape.  Hopefully it didn't take much time to do either.  ^__^

Just a reminder not to go overboard with gradiants in your final rendition -- like I said before, they're very good for metal surfaces or wherever that metallic look can help accentuate a key feature.  But if they're left to be used for every facet of the body, then the whole image will have an artificial look to it.  

Sorry to say to boty of yaz that I haven't seen Fullmetal Alchemist yet.  ^^;

QuoteAnd today I researched some more DEC OSs....I found a few more, XD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT-11

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSF/1 (Oooh...a DEC Unix...)


OSF-tan looks like she could be a key character during the UNIX wars.  ^____^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 06, 2007, 04:50:01 pm
QuoteVery very very very keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewl! ^.^
I swear you must work for a modeling agency, cause you're sense fashion is,... [insert praise of choice]

It's a very gorgeous job given a) it's a vector sketch, and b) you're still relatively new at Inkscape. Hopefully it didn't take much time to do either. ^__^

Just a reminder not to go overboard with gradiants in your final rendition -- like I said before, they're very good for metal surfaces or wherever that metallic look can help accentuate a key feature. But if they're left to be used for every facet of the body, then the whole image will have an artificial look to it.


I did tone it down a bit. That's why it's a practice sketch....

And no, it took no more than probably a collective hour or two to get to this point.

I'm trying to do a lot of soft shading, too...It's a little harder, but I've been doing it since day one and I feel that's my "signature" :)

QuoteSorry to say to boty of yaz that I haven't seen Fullmetal Alchemist yet. ^^;


It's a pretty interesting show. It's an action/adventure, but it still has an excellent storyline. And although it's mostly a drama, there's a good amount of comedy.

QuoteOSF-tan looks like she could be a key character during the UNIX wars. ^____^


The more I read, the more I find out about how old some of those DECs are O__O

*Walks off to neighboring thread... http://ostan-collections.net/post-36316.html#36316 *
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 06, 2007, 11:40:41 pm
QuoteI'm trying to do a lot of soft shading, too...It's a little harder, but I've been doing it since day one and I feel that's my "signature"


Yep yep, I know.  ^__^
You're quite the "softie".... teehee!  ^v^

QuoteIt's a pretty interesting show. It's an action/adventure, but it still has an excellent storyline. And although it's mostly a drama, there's a good amount of comedy.


Okay, I'll put it on my Queue!  ^.^

*sticks Full Metal Alchemist in spot 954 of Anime series to watch*

Next up, #42.... ^0^

*inserts Tsukuyomi ~Moon Phase~ and starts watching*

Oh dear GAWD, what an intro.....!  @_______@  

QuoteThe more I read, the more I find out about how old some of those DECs are O__O

*Walks off to neighboring thread... http://ostan-collections.net/post-36316.html#36316 *


That's what I've been saying.  ^___^
To dig deep into the history of OS-tans is to uncover a rich, exciting unexplored world of culture, epic win, and swoonage potential.  I'd think of it as the RL equivalent of traveling back in time to the era depicted in the Mahabharata and Ramayana.  ^.^

*inhales deeply*

Quote*Walks off to neighboring thread... http://ostan-collections.net/post-36316.html#36316 *


Oh now I'm all psyched up!  ^-^
Wait for me!  ^0^

*follows*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 08, 2007, 08:33:48 pm
Here's the alpha, or maybe beta, or whatever, of that Mac OS 8 pic:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/CopyofCopyofFMMalpha.jpg.jpg)

I still can't shake that feeling that the skin color's off, though...

And I may do some work on a GEM-tan/Lisa-tan pic. I see these two as close, given that both were hurt by Mac OS 1-tan (GEM-tan's case, physically [I think they got into a battle] and Lisa-tan's case, emotionally)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 08, 2007, 11:06:40 pm
Oooooh, Tempo-chan beta look like she's kicking major rear.  ^___^

I don't think you have much to worry about the skin color -- if by that mean her face is lighter than her leg, I can see it's because of the light on the fuse (and greater shading on the leg).  There are a few other hings that you should clamp down on while it's still in beta mode.  ^__^

- Try adding a white or light colored circle or star inside the orange fuse (refer to my new Star Tool tutorial for inspiration... ^.^).  That way it'll look more like its a sparkling fuse.  ^v^

- If the fuse is particularly bright, you might try darkening up the shadows near her face to increase the drama.  At least a shadow casted by her thumb on the bomb could help.

- Better add the curves to her rainbow skirt now so we can grade your draping sk1llzr here in Inkscape.  Otherwise, we're gonna assume you want it stiff.  ^___^'

- Same with her left shoe.  We need the tip and heel to look 3D.

- I kinda mulled it over ho-hum before, but somehow I feel like the right shoe would look better behind her leg.  A bit hard to describe, but I think it'll enhance the picture that way.... '__'

I dunno really, but if you wait 5 minutes I can probably draw what I mean by most of these comments.  ^__^

Added after 15 minutes:

Ready!

Even though I don't have the original SVG, I still added the adjustments in Inkscape so you compare and contrast.  Just be sure to unzip the two files together, and hide Layer 1 in order to see the changes I made in Layer 2.

Also, didn't add much detail to the right foot, but hopefully you see what I mean.  ^___^

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Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 09, 2007, 12:07:42 pm
Quote- I kinda mulled it over ho-hum before, but somehow I feel like the right shoe would look better behind her leg. A bit hard to describe, but I think it'll enhance the picture that way.... '__'


I know what you mean, I think...instead of her leg coming out to the right, have it toward the left? I might do that, it wouldn't be hard...

Quote- Better add the curves to her rainbow skirt now so we can grade your draping sk1llzr here in Inkscape. Otherwise, we're gonna assume you want it stiff. ^___^'


That could be a bit hard, since, surprise, it was done with a gradient : | I'll work on it, though ;)

QuoteReady!

Even though I don't have the original SVG, I still added the adjustments in Inkscape so you compare and contrast. Just be sure to unzip the two files together, and hide Layer 1 in order to see the changes I made in Layer 2.

Also, didn't add much detail to the right foot, but hopefully you see what I mean. ^___^


Thanks! That helps some :)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 09, 2007, 12:54:16 pm
Very nice! I especially like what you did with the eyes in the alpha version! Shiny! :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 09, 2007, 01:56:24 pm
QuoteThat could be a bit hard, since, surprise, it was done with a gradient : | I'll work on it, though


Oh right, I mean just carving the skirt object a little.  Inkscape, like Photoshop, won't allow you to modify the shape of a linear gradient.  You COULD try using a radial gradient and have the center off to the side so that the curvilinear portion is used on the dress, but that probably won't give us the effect we want.  ^.^'

There is another option we could do, but,... hmmmm,.................. *light bulb flashes*  standy by!  ^v^

QuoteVery nice! I especially like what you did with the eyes in the alpha version! Shiny!


Yeah, the highlights on the eyes are very well done -- a good use of blurring effects in the right spot.  ^__^
The eye lashes themselves could use a more pointed edges, now that I look at it.  Try this [for example] on the lower eyes lash.....

1 - select the rounded stroke that makes up the lower left eye lash, and convert it to a flat-ended stroke.

2 - Select Path>Stroke to Path, and the eyelash will be turned into an editable path, complete with nodes.  ^.^

3)  the corner of the eye lash willl have two nodes by now,... just delete one, and modify the bezier handles of the remaining one to get the eyelash all curvy and feline.  ^___^

4)  Rinse and repeat on other such strokes if you want  the same effect.  ^__^
Don't forget about all the cool stuff you can do with nodes that I describe in the Edit Tool of the tutorial.  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 09, 2007, 03:06:11 pm
^ *puts on to-do list*

I'm just treating this as a practice....To avoid any blasphemous mis-haps with Unix-sama, or VMS-sama, or RSX-sama...

XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 09, 2007, 04:12:54 pm
Nope, purely understandable.  ^__^

Bear in mind, I still owe you a new rainbow skirt conceptual approach.  Continue standing-by.... ^_____^

Added after 56 minutes:

Ready!!!!

You know the drill.... ^__^
(btw, added something very familiar to this too.... ^.^)

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Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 19, 2007, 11:36:36 pm
Bad news..I've been too busy and lost my interest in that System 8-tan pic...

Good news...I did a couple others!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/gem-lisa.jpg.png)

GEM and Lisa-tan!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/odyssey.png)

Odyssey-tan!

I'll post more, when I'm not so tired X__X
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 20, 2007, 12:59:39 am
GAAAAAAH!!!  XvX

*collapses*

Well,.... um...... welcome back, Bella-san.  ^^;

I guess it's okay to lose interest since I do that all the time,... but,.... you know......... you were so darn close to finishing it.  ;___;
I'm tempted to suspect it might be C-chan induced, so maybe I'll just melt away into the shadows (aka, "shut my trap") going forward and let you feel the program out for yourself,.... ^__^;

It's not like you really need pointers anyway, since you're latest work REALLY shows quantum-leap improvement.  True, Odyssey-tan's left leg is a little too pinched in the center there, but other than that everyone's looking gorgeous, especially Odyssey-san who exudes a near-perfect Anime cel quality.  ^v^

And need I remind you that your sense of fashion is still peerless?  Odyssey-san looks appropriately professional and commanding, while Lisa-san and GEM-chan look appropriately homely and down-to-earth (albeit with a nice scrumptious serving of sex appeal to Lisa-san.... ^.^).

All in all, I'm glad you're back and hope you rest well cause you and I have a lot to catch up to.  ^___^

(For example....... I may need some fashion consultation for a couple of App-tans in the making..... -v-)

Oh btw, don't forget to check out the results of the epic Wiki Logo Tournament,... I think you will like.... ^.^

http://ostan-collections.net/post-36643.html#36643
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 20, 2007, 10:01:58 am
Thanks!

I doubt that I'll make that flat shading my style of choice; although I did want to prove I can do other styles besides soft shading. But because it saved a lot of time ans system resources, I'll probably do that for comics and stuff....

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/201.jpg)

the end panel to a comic I thought up; Rhapsody-san and NT-san after a bit to much of Rhapsody's famous cider ;)

(Could this perhaps be a slight nod to the less-than-completely-stable reputaitions of the two personified OS's?)

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copyof203.jpg)

Windows 1.0-sama, and 2.0-chan and 3.0-chan...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/203.jpg)

Another comic idea, part of what I like to call "the unendingly hi-larious Unix-sama and Slackware-tan" siries (okay, not really XD)

KateOS, Slackware, DSL and Zenwalk-tan bow before their Goddess and Savior, Unix-sama, while Linux-sama, Solaris-san, a "battle worn" SCO-tan, and Minix-sensei watch on in...slightly amused distain...

But I don't want to forget what it says in the book of Unix-sama-ism....

"Thou whom hath portrayith the first shaded image of the Goddess in a comic will be forced to calm kernel panics for forty days and forty nights!"

Oh yeah, and a couple of preconcepts for DOS (batch)11-tan and RT11-tan!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/202.jpg)

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copyof202.jpg)

But you'll have to go to the conjecture thread to read about them :P

http://ostan-collections.net/topic-627.html
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 20, 2007, 10:31:40 am
...................... @o@

Let the splatter do the talking.... -v-

*C-CHAN EXPLODES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 21, 2007, 02:28:35 pm
*reassembles again*

*stares at UNIX-sama picture again*

Oh sorry, you just made her too cool.....!  @v@

*C-CHAN EXPLODES... AGAIN!!!!!*

[talking bits]  I promise I will get to reply eventually, just as soon as I get back together again and probably blindfold myself!  ;^0^;

Added after 23 minutes:

*reforms and puts shades on*

Yeah!  That was faster than anticipated!  ^___^

QuoteI doubt that I'll make that flat shading my style of choice; although I did want to prove I can do other styles besides soft shading. But because it saved a lot of time ans system resources, I'll probably do that for comics and stuff....


That's the spirt!  Yeah, for comics that style will be perfect, both elegant and efficient!  ^__^
Go forth and conquer, brave bella Bella!!  ^v^

Quotethe end panel to a comic I thought up; Rhapsody-san and NT-san after a bit to much of Rhapsody's famous cider

(Could this perhaps be a slight nod to the less-than-completely-stable reputaitions of the two personified OS's?)


Fufufu,... I was thinking it looked more like their post-game party from the Wiki tournament!  ^v^
Indeed that was a brilliant decision to make Rhapsody-san a mom, since that brings her closer into the limelight than ever before!  ^v^

Which reminds me!  @v@

*starts to work ASAP on the new Wiki logo*

QuoteWindows 1.0-sama, and 2.0-chan and 3.0-chan...


*holds shades tight to prevent another explosive swoonage*  *V*

A very charming and tender portrait of M$' age of innocence!  ^___^
Magnificently beautiful and marvelous job!  ^v^

QuoteAnother comic idea, part of what I like to call "the unendingly hi-larious Unix-sama and Slackware-tan" siries (okay, not really XD)

KateOS, Slackware, DSL and Zenwalk-tan bow before their Goddess and Savior, Unix-sama, while Linux-sama, Solaris-san, a "battle worn" SCO-tan, and Minix-sensei watch on in...slightly amused distain...


*really holds on to shades*

GAAAAAAAAH!!!!!  MUST,............ REVIEW............. IMAGE................  >V<

*C-CHAN EXPLODES... YET AGAIN!!!!!*

Added after 8 minutes:

*reforms and puts stronger shades back on*

It's very dangerous to draw that good, you know.  ^___^

I prostrate myself before you!!!!  ^0^

*throws himself by Bella's feet and grovels*

Execution of UNIX-sama is positively legendary!!  ^v^

*kiss kiss kiss*

Cameoing Linux-sama in that cool new suit you designed is far out!  ^v^

*kiss kiss kiss*

Smart jab at SCO is classic!  ^v^

*kiss kiss*

Additional cameos by Solaris-sama, Mini-sensei and the larger Linuces well be remembered for all time!!  ^v^

*kiss kiss kiss*

Cute appearance of DSL-chan pretty much doing what I'm doing now is almost Gulliver's Travels-quality.  ^___^

*kiss kiss kiss kiss*

Oh, now you MUST color this one!  ;^0^;

QuoteBut I don't want to forget what it says in the book of Unix-sama-ism....

"Thou whom hath portrayith the first shaded image of the Goddess in a comic will be forced to calm kernel panics for forty days and forty nights!"


*shudders*
*holds back tears*
*fails*
*cries*

*recreates one of the final scenes in Kung Fu Hustle...*

"M...M... Ma............. MASTER!!!!!!!"  ^0^

*grovels before Bella some more*


QuoteOh yeah, and a couple of preconcepts for DOS (batch)11-tan and RT11-tan!

But you'll have to go to the conjecture thread to read about them :P

http://ostan-collections.net/topic-627.html


Yeah, sadly ran out of time here, but I'll be back in that thread for additional highlights in your awesome effort to help expand the world of OS-tans in ways I can only dream of doing!  ^v^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 21, 2007, 11:01:20 pm
Quote*C-CHAN EXPLODES... AGAIN!!!!!*


Dammit! Aren't there some pills or something you can take for that...? Admittedly, the Club sandwiches were good, though  ;010


QuoteThat's the spirt! Yeah, for comics that style will be perfect, both elegant and efficient! ^__^
Go forth and conquer, brave bella Bella!! ^v^


I got that done in probably under two and a half hours....maybe a little longer with all the tweaking here and there, plus an added...sorta easter egg...somewhere in her CDR halo....

Nobody will find it unless I post a closeup, though...

Quote*throws himself by Bella's feet and grovels*

Execution of UNIX-sama is positively legendary!! ^v^

*kiss kiss kiss*

Cameoing Linux-sama in that cool new suit you designed is far out! ^v^

*kiss kiss kiss*

Smart jab at SCO is classic! ^v^

*kiss kiss*

Additional cameos by Solaris-sama, Mini-sensei and the larger Linuces well be remembered for all time!! ^v^

*kiss kiss kiss*

Cute appearance of DSL-chan pretty much doing what I'm doing now is almost Gulliver's Travels-quality. ^___^

*kiss kiss kiss kiss*

Oh, now you MUST color this one! ;^0^;


1. Yeah, I tried to give Unix-sama a slightly amused, "WFT...?" look XD

2. That suit isn't that new....

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/11522/normal_CopyofVMSvLin.png)

3. SCO-tan has had a bit of a rough time ;)

4. Had to include them :) Wait till I finish Solaris-tan...her outfit's going to look....a bit familiar....

5. XD

6. Yes! But....

[quotes self]

Quote"Thou whom hath portrayith the first shaded image of the Goddess in a comic will be forced to calm kernel panics for forty days and forty nights!"
Quote

...I'm going to have my hands full for offending the Goddess!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 21, 2007, 11:17:42 pm
No problemo.  ^___^

I'll self-flagellate 5000 times in your place to distract her,... you just go on ahead and color it.  ^.^

*grabs whip*

BTW, I did notice there is some slight writing in Odyssey-tan's halo,.... but yeah, need to see the original SVG.  ^^;

Okay, hurry off now... ^v^

Added after 1 minutes:

(Oh, it's THAT suit,... I thought she was dressed up in that cool dress of hers in the Linux-sama timeline... ^.^)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 22, 2007, 03:23:05 pm
*sniffle* The Lisa-tan + GEM-tan picture is so cute and so sad! (but also shows off more your superb fashion sense!)

And that Odyssey-tan... Wow! The way you did this picture really gives it that could-have-been-right-out-of-an-anime look!

Hahahaha! The Rhapsody-tan + NT-tan picture is so cute and funny! Also reminds me of a group picture that I'm working on that involves Rhapsody-tan! :D

The Windows 1.0-tan+2.0-tan+3.0-tan picture is adorable! And it was back in the good ol' days before the OS-wars that changed the Windows family forever...

The next picture is pure awesome! I really really like how UNIX-sama turned out in the picture! She's got a 'WTF?' look but hey, she should be flattered! *looks at SCO-tan in pciture* And this is ripped off from a Fark headline but... SCO got SCOwned! :D

I like that DOS (batch) 11-tan but too bad that she died young and so long ago :(

And RT11-tan looks really cute and friendly!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 23, 2007, 10:40:59 pm
Sorry.... just stopped by to offer Unix-sama some proper swoonage.  ^.^

*stares at UNIX-sama*

KOUROU, WE HAVE LIFT OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

*C-chan latches onto Ariane 5 module and EXPLODES!!!!!!*

(http://www.dutchspace.nl/uploadedImages/Products_and_Services/Launchers/Ariane%205%20Launch%20512%20-%20ESA.JPG)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on September 25, 2007, 03:52:56 pm
Doggonit! Go see a doctor already about those explosions!

I'm working on coloring that Unix-sama and company pic, though...

I'm thinking of doing a DreamLinux-tan...since it's so identical to OS X, I see her dressed very much like Mac-tan, except with a penguin colored body suit and dark hair. And a little Tux plush on her head instead of an apple XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 25, 2007, 05:12:38 pm
*does crash-landing from space*

Me likey on both accounts!!!!!!!!  ^v^

I'd love to help out with DreamLinux-tan, although admittedly,........ I really should get all my scheduled stuff done.... X___X

*cries and weeps*

We still need a new Wiki logo, for example..... *pouts* ¬.¬
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Alfamille on October 09, 2007, 02:32:38 pm
A lot of points for you on those fine scraps Bella!  ;019

RTL11 was drawn nicely! And nice helmet as always to your version of Linux-tan!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 10, 2007, 04:24:41 pm
So here it is! The semi-maybe-sorta-finished Unix-sama and company picture!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/204background-2.png)

And here's a closeup of her eyes...I think I did a good job of them..

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/untitled-14.jpg)

And here's a DreamLinux/Linux XP-tan picture, a parody of the famous Tiger-tan/Saseko picture!

But for the record, I need to redo their hair highlights...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/205alpha.png)

Time Flys! Or Time Bandit! Or Where does the Time Go! Leopard-tan finally catching iPhone-tan after she hijacks her time machine stopwatch. I actually had the thought of doing a comic showing what happens on the other side of that time-wormhole...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/drawingbackground2.png)

And finally, just a quick pic of a young VMS-sama, before...erm...her life got ruined....

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/206jpg.png)

Added after 51 minutes:

Ooooh! I'm OSX now! You know what this means....

Tales from a once DAU: Mac OSX edition

(Second in a series of three!)

The first OS that I ever worked with, besides Windows, was OSX, in 2005. It was at my town's library; I don't know what compelled my to work with that iMac, when there was a row of perfectly familiar XP machines not far away.

Keep in mind, at this point, I know Windows has 94+ percent of the market share on PCs; I never gave much though to what the other 6% was. I had heard of Apple computers but I really had no idea of their OS. So when I first logged on, it seemed quite alien and strange. But not long after, I started to get used to it, even if I did like to secretly poke fun at it's differences with my familiar Windows OS's.

My dad on the other hand, seemed to absolutly hate that machine; To say the least, it didn't seem to get along with him. Thus started a zealotical disdain of all things Apple. I myself was fairly annoyed by any sort of OS zealotry and was surprised to see how deeply many user cared about their OS and attacked competing ones; I tried (not always successfully) to avoid any kind of flamewars, either defending well-hated OSs or standing up for my own, because it always ended pointlessly and with a lot of bad blood.

Around this time I realized my sentiment: that what's a great OS for one person may be the worst for another; it's pointless trying to convince anyone otherwise.

That said, my dad has done an almost 180 on his feelings about Macs; He always thought I'd be the one to buy an Apple, but now I wouldn't be completely surprised if his next (work) computer is running OSX 10.5!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: infinity_zero on October 10, 2007, 08:44:37 pm
Good paint. > < b
I like you use color. ^^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 10, 2007, 09:16:02 pm
ALL HAIL OUR MIGHTY UNIX-SAMA!!! BOW DOWN, MAGGOTS! THE EMPRESS COMMANDS YOU!!!

Added after 52 seconds:

If i had a heapload of awesomeness and/or Kyon pics in my hands right now i would drop it right on you, Bella-san. >w<
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 10, 2007, 09:51:37 pm
THOSE ARE AWESOME!! Of course all of your stuff is awesome, but I think those are your best works yet!

Unix-sama is portrayed really beautifully... I feel I must bow down to her too! I also really like your updated rendition of Linux-tan in her suit! (And Solaris-tan has a similar one too!) And now that you've drawn SCO-tan in color, I can draw a color-version fanart of her now!

Also, very nice job on Unix-sama's eyes!

Yay! Linux XP-tan returns! And with a totally awesome friend! Dream Linux-tan, the Mac OS X fangirl = instant favorite! :D

----

will be back to comment on the last two pictures later.

But before I end this post, congratulations on the Mac OSX rank and welcome to the House of Mac! But be careful and don't let those pervy OSX-kuns get you! :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 11, 2007, 12:26:23 am
OH MY GAWD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOW DO YOU WANT ME TO STOP EXPLODING WHEN YOU DRAW STUFF LIKE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  @0@

INSTANT SUPERNOVA!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/images/wallpaper/supernova_large.jpg)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 11, 2007, 01:20:26 pm
Dammit! Git me the fire extinguisher!
   
QuoteALL HAIL OUR MIGHTY UNIX-SAMA!!! BOW DOWN, MAGGOTS! THE EMPRESS COMMANDS YOU!!!


Ahhh, alas I don't think the Slackware family is on the right track...the Goddess would much rather see her subordinates accomplishing stuff than groveling XD

QuoteIf i had a heapload of awesomeness and/or Kyon pics in my hands right now i would drop it right on you, Bella-san. >w<


Woohoo!

(Although I'm not sure if Haruhi would approve of you dropping a bunch of Kyon pix on me heehee)

QuoteUnix-sama is portrayed really beautifully


*Stares at Unix-sama*

Uh...oh...people complementing her looks and groveling she can live with, just don't dare call her "Ma Bell Labs"

J/K I just had to add that somehow XD

QuoteI also really like your updated rendition of Linux-tan in her suit! (And Solaris-tan has a similar one too!


That's kinda the joke, that Solaris-tan is trying to copy some of her kinda-competitor's dress style...hehe...

QuoteAnd now that you've drawn SCO-tan in color, I can draw a color-version fanart of her now!


Can't wait to see that! Just remember, she's a maniac with delusions of grandeur, not mention Linux-sama conspiracy theories, like that she received special training from Unix-sama that she herself was left out on...

QuoteYay! Linux XP-tan returns! And with a totally awesome friend! Dream Linux-tan, the Mac OS X fangirl = instant favorite!


The second I heard about DreamLinux I knew I had to do a -tan of it ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 11, 2007, 04:37:38 pm
Now back to where I was...

3rd picture: YAY! LEOPARD-TAN!! Also, Nice puns! And after hearing several news stories of hacked iPhones, maybe iPhone-tan is trying to retaliate! ;006

4th picture: Very cute! I also notice the strong resemblance to her clone, NT-tan!

but now they are like worlds apart when it comes to their personalities but the fact that VMS-sama is crazy, likes sharks and wields huge blades are some of the things that make her so awesome!

Oh, Solaris-tan's new outfit was part of a joke! Silly me for not getting the reference! ^^;

Crazy, maniacal, delusions of grandeur, conspiracies, really crazy, crazier than I imagined... Wow! That SCO-tan is definently one of my favorite of the OS-tans that you made! ;010
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 12, 2007, 11:25:16 am
Quote3rd picture: YAY! LEOPARD-TAN!! Also, Nice puns! And after hearing several news stories of hacked iPhones, maybe iPhone-tan is trying to retaliate!


Heehee! Trying to have a bit of fun at the expense of her big sister ;)

Quote4th picture: Very cute! I also notice the strong resemblance to her clone, NT-tan!

but now they are like worlds apart when it comes to their personalities but the fact that VMS-sama is crazy, likes sharks and wields huge blades are some of the things that make her so awesome!


Yeah...poor VMS-sama...

But it makes for an interesting character...!

QuoteOh, Solaris-tan's new outfit was part of a joke! Silly me for not getting the reference! ^^;


I didn't want their dress style to be *identical* so I tried to keep it a bit subtle.

QuoteCrazy, maniacal, delusions of grandeur, conspiracies, really crazy, crazier than I imagined... Wow! That SCO-tan is definently one of my favorite of the OS-tans that you made!


Ahhhh, the SCO group and their super team of litigators made that OS every psycho thing it is now...I just made it into a -tan form XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 12, 2007, 11:16:12 pm
Last major stop.  ^___^
And lots and lots of stuff to reply here too.

Stand by!  ^^;

Added after 58 minutes:

QuoteSo here it is! The semi-maybe-sorta-finished Unix-sama and company picture!


*C-chan EXPLODES*

.....

*recombines*

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.  ^^;

But yes,... in color, this is hands-down, no excuse, your best picture drawn TO DATE!!!!!!  ^V^
Sure, I think you'll be doing even better ones in the near future (if you're Leopard one is anything to speak of), but this combination of wonderful coloring, masterful shading/highlighting, crisp-clean lineart, rich cast of characters, intelligent use of references and easter eggs, AND inclusion of a professionally-drawn UNIX-sama, all combine to create one M-A-S-T-E-R-P-I-E-C-E!!!  ^v^

And I knew I could count on your sk1llz as closet fashion designer to whip up some awesome attire for the Queen Mother.  ^___^

Admittedly, Solaris-sama does look a bit air-headed, but then she HAS been brought down to earth in recent years, to the point where now she has no choice but to shameless imitate Linux-sama.  (OH! how the mighty have fallen... ^.^)

Speaking of which, it's also painful to see SCO-chan be so reckless and bratty (and a potential M$ proxy), given her mother was such a proud and honorable woman.  ;^-^;

*sniff*

Ah yes, and still luv DSL-chan's Lilliputian inclusion in this pic.  ^__^
Did I mention that -- in a frightening breach of C-chan protocol -- I may just create a DSL-kun?  ^^;

QuoteAnd here's a closeup of her eyes...I think I did a good job of them..


C-CHAN APPROVED!!!!!!!  ^__~

QuoteAnd here's a DreamLinux/Linux XP-tan picture, a parody of the famous Tiger-tan/Saseko picture!

But for the record, I need to redo their hair highlights...


Wow!  I'm checking out the times and so far it seems like you really know how to work Inkscape very quickly now.  ^.^

Ya-makin-me-proud!!!!  ^v^

Just one thing though,...  
If you've used DreamLinux as much as I have, you'll know that the OS uses an awful lot of blue and cyan.  The logo is blue, the desktop wallpapers are blue, the major icons are blue (or cyan) and the OSX-style dock has gobs of blue.  Silver is also a major color, but she only has a small smattering of silver color (more like white).

My recommendation:  Need more blue.  ^___^

Her mouth is also a bit too far to the right -- try moving it over so that it starts more or less from where the base of the nose ends (you might have to shave down the spikey ends of the smile a little).

Other than that, love the parody!  ^v^

QuoteTime Flys! Or Time Bandit! Or Where does the Time Go! Leopard-tan finally catching iPhone-tan after she hijacks her time machine stopwatch. I actually had the thought of doing a comic showing what happens on the other side of that time-wormhole...


Oh now,... THIS hands-down wins the nomination for best Artistic Direction!!!!!  ^V^

The background alone is drop-dead GORGEOUS, and while I recognize the crexcent moon as a blurred vector shape, I'm dying to know if everything else is either just a raster image pasted on the canvas,... or just your genius light manipulation at work.  ^___^

Leopard-sama is drawn with your hallmark beautifully-detailed clothing, but the vector line art have definitely added an unprecedented degree of cleaniness and precision to it.  The proportions -- especially her legs -- are a lot more conservative than your usual CLAMP approach (very long legs), which I applaud and encourage that you use more often since    it adds an even greater layer of realism.  The soft shadework is very well handed (almost as if you did it in Photoshop), and the higlights are very well employed -- your decision to make her futuristic buttons glow was dynamite!!  ^__~b

Add to that the humor of her snatching the mischievous little iPhone-tan (who looks very well drawn as well, even if the detail is a bit too small to appreciate fully), and I think the only reason why this can only take second place to your Best Drawing Ever is because the UNIX-sama and Co. friends has more characters.  Otherwise, I insist you give a commentary about this picture, because I see this as the future of Bella-sama's artwork.  ^____^

Produce GAWDLY works like these, and you might as well be the next CLAMP.  ^v^

QuoteAnd finally, just a quick pic of a young VMS-sama, before...erm...her life got ruined....


Well,... there's not much to say here since it's a fairly simple pic, other than it's such a novetly to see VMS-sama look so.... pleasant and normal.  ^___^

As you said... if only she had led a good life, she wouldn't be all that different from NT-san.  ^__^

Oh well,... one can only hope that good things can still await her in the future.  ^.^

QuoteTales from a once DAU: Mac OSX edition


Fufufu.... I'm so proud as well that you have cast away your DAU shell.  ^___^

QuoteKeep in mind, at this point, I know Windows has 94+ percent of the market share on PCs; I never gave much though to what the other 6% was. I had heard of Apple computers but I really had no idea of their OS. So when I first logged on, it seemed quite alien and strange. But not long after, I started to get used to it, even if I did like to secretly poke fun at it's differences with my familiar Windows OS's.


I'm ashamed to say myself that I once poked fun at the fact that OS9 crashed a lot more than it should've and was apparently stuck in a timewarp.  I was young and stupid back then.... T___T

QuoteMy dad on the other hand, seemed to absolutly hate that machine; To say the least, it didn't seem to get along with him. Thus started a zealotical disdain of all things Apple. I myself was fairly annoyed by any sort of OS zealotry and was surprised to see how deeply many user cared about their OS and attacked competing ones; I tried (not always successfully) to avoid any kind of flamewars, either defending well-hated OSs or standing up for my own, because it always ended pointlessly and with a lot of bad blood.


I'm right to call you a peacemaker then.  ^___^

QuoteAround this time I realized my sentiment: that what's a great OS for one person may be the worst for another; it's pointless trying to convince anyone otherwise.


Yeah, it's amazing what MULTICicians say about UNIX and other OSes.  (despite the fact that their OS is technically DEAD as a doorknob....^^;)

QuoteThat said, my dad has done an almost 180 on his feelings about Macs; He always thought I'd be the one to buy an Apple, but now I wouldn't be completely surprised if his next (work) computer is running OSX 10.5!


I wonder if you're beautiful artwork has anything to do with it.  He probably so how nicely you drew your beachfront OSX girls from oh-so-many months ago.  ^___^

Then again, if he saw your Leopard pic, that's instant conversion right there!  ^v^

QuoteALL HAIL OUR MIGHTY UNIX-SAMA!!! BOW DOWN, MAGGOTS! THE EMPRESS COMMANDS YOU!!!


*realizes his own impudence and grovels besides DSL-chan before UNIX-sama's feet*

QuoteAnd now that you've drawn SCO-tan in color, I can draw a color-version fanart of her now!


I'm still hoping I can draw Xenix-sama soon.  (maybe alongside the old M$ family)
And that reminds me,... I still owe you a Windows 2.0-chan sob story.  ^^;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 14, 2007, 03:34:50 pm
QuoteAdmittedly, Solaris-sama does look a bit air-headed, but then she HAS been brought down to earth in recent years, to the point where now she has no choice but to shameless imitate Linux-sama. (OH! how the mighty have fallen... ^.^)


I dunno if she's airheaded as much as shocked by the Slackware-tans' behavior! Kinda like, "Even I haven't tried that before"

QuoteSpeaking of which, it's also painful to see SCO-chan be so reckless and bratty (and a potential M$ proxy), given her mother was such a proud and honorable woman. ;^-^;


Heehee...tango with Novell and this is what happens XD

I also thought of an other comic kinda explaining how that happened....just showing SCO-tan and her super team of lawyers facing off against UnixWare-san, SuSE-san, Linux-sama and others....

Long story short, after all of SCO-tan's "human shield" of lawyers run away in fright, she's left facing her opponents by herself...then the next panel would show her being chased by the angry horde, and it cuts away to her in a hospital bed in traction, melodramatically whining about how her life is over to a very PO'ed Unix-sama, and that she should just be put out now...

Unix-sama, of course, feels much obliged to grant this wish to her (granddaughter?), and proceeds to grab a nearby pillow. SCO-tan starts backpedaling around now...but since her arms are in no shape to push Unix-sama off, she's just sorta flailing around wildly (in a very comedic way), but all this ends as her lawyers return to check up on her...Unix-sama just smiles and pretends as if she's kindly fluffing up a pillow, and SCO-tan is just sitting there, very disheveled and bewildered looking.

QuoteDid I mention that -- in a frightening breach of C-chan protocol -- I may just create a DSL-kun? ^^;


Gah! Windows Zealots contemplating conversion, you thinking of doing a OS-kun....

*dons sandwich board and bell*

*The end is niiiiiiiigh!!!!*

QuoteJust one thing though,...
If you've used DreamLinux as much as I have, you'll know that the OS uses an awful lot of blue and cyan. The logo is blue, the desktop wallpapers are blue, the major icons are blue (or cyan) and the OSX-style dock has gobs of blue. Silver is also a major color, but she only has a small smattering of silver color (more like white).

My recommendation: Need more blue. ^___^

Her mouth is also a bit too far to the right -- try moving it over so that it starts more or less from where the base of the nose ends (you might have to shave down the spikey ends of the smile a little).


'Kay...I'll have to do that!

QuoteThe background alone is drop-dead GORGEOUS, and while I recognize the crexcent moon as a blurred vector shape, I'm dying to know if everything else is either just a raster image pasted on the canvas,... or just your genius light manipulation at work. ^___^


No sir, that's all vector :D

QuoteLeopard-sama is drawn with your hallmark beautifully-detailed clothing, but the vector line art have definitely added an unprecedented degree of cleaniness and precision to it. The proportions -- especially her legs -- are a lot more conservative than your usual CLAMP approach (very long legs), which I applaud and encourage that you use more often since it adds an even greater layer of realism. The soft shadework is very well handed (almost as if you did it in Photoshop), and the higlights are very well employed -- your decision to make her futuristic buttons glow was dynamite!! ^__~


I really went wild with the highlights cause of the time wormhole-thingy XD I thought the buttons glowing would add to their glassy appearance...

QuoteWell,... there's not much to say here since it's a fairly simple pic, other than it's such a novetly to see VMS-sama look so.... pleasant and normal. ^___^

As you said... if only she had led a good life, she wouldn't be all that different from NT-san. ^__^

Oh well,... one can only hope that good things can still await her in the future. ^.^


Yeah, I did this in a couple of hours for the heck of it mostly ;)

QuoteYeah, it's amazing what MULTICicians say about UNIX and other OSes. (despite the fact that their OS is technically DEAD as a doorknob....^^


WTF? There's still MULTICicians around? Didn't it go out along with powdered wigs?

I guess they don't hang at DeviantArt and Neowin.com, do they?

QuoteI wonder if you're beautiful artwork has anything to do with it. He probably so how nicely you drew your beachfront OSX girls from oh-so-many months ago. ^___^

Then again, if he saw your Leopard pic, that's instant conversion right there! ^v^


LOL...nope, I'd say it has more to do with *GASP* Windows Vista than anything. I don't know if it's so much at him liking Macs than, not. wanting. anything. to. do. with. Vista.

QuoteI'm still hoping I can draw Xenix-sama soon. (maybe alongside the old M$ family) [/quote

Oooooh!!!

QuoteAnd that reminds me,... I still owe you a Windows 2.0-chan sob story. ^^;


Hah! Pay up! Sap levels are dangerously low!

*dangles raincheck*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 14, 2007, 03:43:21 pm
*pokes Bella and whispers in her ear* Hey, ask him for a C-Chan Beam instead this time! I wanna see it! >w<
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 14, 2007, 09:59:32 pm
QuoteI dunno if she's airheaded as much as shocked by the Slackware-tans' behavior! Kinda like, "Even I haven't tried that before"


Oh okay,... *sighs with relief* ^___^
Yeah, now I can definitely picture Solaris-sama thinking that.  ^.^

QuoteI also thought of an other comic kinda explaining how that happened....just showing SCO-tan and her super team of lawyers facing off against UnixWare-san, SuSE-san, Linux-sama and others....

Long story short, after all of SCO-tan's "human shield" of lawyers run away in fright, she's left facing her opponents by herself...then the next panel would show her being chased by the angry horde, and it cuts away to her in a hospital bed in traction, melodramatically whining about how her life is over to a very PO'ed Unix-sama, and that she should just be put out now...


*smiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiile*  ^_________________^
Bella's a genius... what can I say?  ^v^

QuoteUnix-sama, of course, feels much obliged to grant this wish to her (granddaughter?), and proceeds to grab a nearby pillow. SCO-tan starts backpedaling around now...but since her arms are in no shape to push Unix-sama off, she's just sorta flailing around wildly (in a very comedic way), but all this ends as her lawyers return to check up on her...Unix-sama just smiles and pretends as if she's kindly fluffing up a pillow, and SCO-tan is just sitting there, very disheveled and bewildered looking.


Too cute................ In a sadistic kinda way............. ^.^
I wanna help!  I wanna help!!!  ^V^

*squeals with delight*

QuoteGah! Windows Zealots contemplating conversion, you thinking of doing a OS-kun....

*dons sandwich board and bell*

*The end is niiiiiiiigh!!!!*


Fufufu,... when you see him, I think you'll understand why I indulge in the occasional heresy.  ^__^

QuoteNo sir, that's all vector


*INSTA-SWOON!!!!!*

Do I have to do that 'Kung Fu Hustle' skit again?  @v@

QuoteI really went wild with the highlights cause of the time wormhole-thingy XD I thought the buttons glowing would add to their glassy appearance...


Yes that's fantastic!  ^v^
The point behind Inkscape is that you're allowed to sit back, relax, and go wild without risk of doing irreversible damage to your image!  ^-^

*sniff*

I'm so happy.... ^-^

QuoteYeah, I did this in a couple of hours for the heck of it mostly


*continues happiness*  ^______^

QuoteWTF? There's still MULTICicians around? Didn't it go out along with powdered wigs?

I guess they don't hang at DeviantArt and Neowin.com, do they?


See for yourself... ^__^

http://www.multicians.org/

QuoteLOL...nope, I'd say it has more to do with *GASP* Windows Vista than anything. I don't know if it's so much at him liking Macs than, not. wanting. anything. to. do. with. Vista.


Hmmmm.... well that is a bit dangerous, but I have faith a Mac OSX won't disappoint.  '__'

.........

Just in case, I'd dangle some more Beryl or Compiz Fusion here & now.....  ^___^

QuoteHah! Pay up! Sap levels are dangerously low!

*dangles raincheck*


*CRIES*  BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!  GOMEN, I'M SOOOOOOOO SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;^0^;

Okay, I'll see what I can do.  ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 15, 2007, 01:04:58 pm
QuoteToo cute................ In a sadistic kinda way............. ^.^
I wanna help! I wanna help!!! ^V^

*squeals with delight*


XD Unix-sama doesn't reward weakness!

QuoteYes that's fantastic! ^v^
The point behind Inkscape is that you're allowed to sit back, relax, and go wild without risk of doing irreversible damage to your image! ^-^

*sniff*

I'm so happy.... ^-^


'Zactly!

QuoteSee for yourself... ^__^

http://www.multicians.org/


O___O Whoa! That's really interesting!

Just one thing in the humor section kinda annoyed me as a fan on so many levels...or four to be exact ;)

QuoteOS comparisons to classical literature

Multics - Iliad
   Full of heroes & exploits.
   Modern firepower renders most of its tactics obsolete.
Unix - Aeneid
   Studied in more classrooms than the Iliad.
   Doesn't make it better or more of a success.
   Different language, different cultural matrix, different goals.
OS/360 - Internal revenue code
   Widely studied but only a few consider it epic.
MSDOS - Gilligan's Island
Mac OS - Cheers
Windows - Married, With Children


Hmmmm....Multicians....the original OS Evangelists...? J/K

But now I kinda want to do a *OMG* Multics-sama!

QuoteHmmmm.... well that is a bit dangerous, but I have faith a Mac OSX won't disappoint. '__'

.........

Just in case, I'd dangle some more Beryl or Compiz Fusion here & now..... ^___^


Maybe I exaggerate...there are some valid reasons...he doesn't exactly want this computer to make spreadsheets n' word processing documents, it's going to be used mostly for small-scale A/V and photo editing....

Quote*CRIES* BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!! GOMEN, I'M SOOOOOOOO SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;^0^;

Okay, I'll see what I can do. ^__^


Go check out the Maple trees. They are a fine source of sap XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 15, 2007, 03:35:58 pm
QuoteHmmmm....Multicians....the original OS Evangelists...? J/K

But now I kinda want to do a *OMG* Multics-sama!


Fufufu.... it MIGHT be true, but it is just a little pretentious given how dead and buried that system is.  Or i guess it's something like Dreamcast and Saturn supporters, who recognized the technical superiority of the machines even though they didn't do so hot in the market.  ^___^'

But as for MULTICS-sama, yeah!  I wanted to draw her as very flowy and goddess-like, but I felt I didn't have the finesse to do that.  Only a person of superior fashion sense could take on the role of drawing the Mother of the Queen Mother, so I'm very glad you've chosen to take this great responsibility.  ^__^

I'm not sure if I ever got around to explaining my take on MULTICS-sama.  I'd rather not say I'll write a long story about it, cause I likely won't (not for lack of trying, mind you).... T__T'

But I can at least cover a few bits and pieces of the story I had for her:



Could say more, but I think that's enough melodrama for one day.  Hope this helps out somehow.  -v-

QuoteMaybe I exaggerate...there are some valid reasons...he doesn't exactly want this computer to make spreadsheets n' word processing documents, it's going to be used mostly for small-scale A/V and photo editing....


Oh that!  YEAH!  In that case, Macs are perfect for video and photo editing.  ^___^

QuoteGo check out the Maple trees. They are a fine source of sap XD


AS IF I needed more sap.  ^^;
But would be a good excuse to drop by IceLilly's place.  -v-

*goes off to buy some canadian dollars*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 15, 2007, 08:55:23 pm
QuoteBut as for MULTICS-sama, yeah! I wanted to draw her as very flowy and goddess-like, but I felt I didn't have the finesse to do that. Only a person of superior fashion sense could take on the role of drawing the Mother of the Queen Mother, so I'm very glad you've chosen to take this great responsibility. ^__^


Neat! Even though I have no idea of her age (I'm guessing she'd be more "mature" than Unix-sama, since Multics was larger)/hair or eye color (Again, I'm guessing dark hair, light eyes)/attitude (well, I think I know a bit about her attitude : \ ), or dress style (maybe old Victorian, lacy and billowing, with a modernish-twist) but at least I have a starting point...

Quote-- The story I had planned is, like with 2.0-chan, told from the POV of UNIX-sama. However, unlike with 2.0-chan, UNIX-sama's story alternates constantly between past and present, as certain actions she's performing in the present day, remind her of how difficult it was to do it in her youth when she was powerless and hunted.


I'm a fan of Lost, so I'm impervious to flashback confusion!

*Reads*

Quote-- MULTICS-sama then was a very powerful and very confident sorceress (despite the fact that she looked refined and elegant). UNIX-sama, through trained rigorously in physical, academic and emotional endurance, does not actually have any powers at this point.


So they're kinda like the opposite of each other, physically? IE, Unix-sama very simple and utilitarian, Multics-sama very polished and elegant?

QuoteI imagine MULTICS-sama may have had wings, but at least one is torn in this fight.


Ooooh...I approve....

Quote-- Eventually UNIX stops, and although MULTICS is still conscious, she's only a frightened, quivering and non-luminescent specter of her former self.

-- Sorrow, bewilderment and shame swell up in the young UNIX, but she silently resumes her mission. She takes MULTICS-sama's silver staff (hint, hint), goes off to the rooftop of the "castle" and shoots up a beam of light into the sky that casts aside the cloud-cover. Though magical power courses through her veins, intermixing with her newfound telekinetic power, she feels not a single ounce of pride. Only the beaten MULTICS-sama, looking up with sadness and despair at her new successor, can make out the small trickle of tears.


OM....whaaaaa!!! After just reading half the Muticians site, I never would have thought anyone could make me feel sorry for that ancient old system, but you did!

Must. Draw. Multics-sama.

PS:

Hope you don't mind my avi...I'm going to change it every 20 posts or so, from Cheetah all the way to Tiger or Leopard-san...

I picked this one cause it was the cutest Puma-chan pic I've seen ^_^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 15, 2007, 10:15:48 pm
Oh GAWD how I loe the PU-chan.  *v*

I - can - just - stare - at - that - all - day.  *_______*

QuoteNeat! Even though I have no idea of her age (I'm guessing she'd be more "mature" than Unix-sama, since Multics was larger)


Yep.  ^^
Compared to the eternally-youthful UNIX-sama, MULTICS is a very grown, very mature woman.  (Tall by 1960's standards, but not so much these days.  -v-)

Quote/hair or eye color (Again, I'm guessing dark hair, light eyes)


Correct,... she is UNIX-sama's mother.  ^__^

Quote/attitude (well, I think I know a bit about her attitude : \


Not sure what you mean by that, but okay.  ^v^
Like her system, her personality if fairly complex.  Plenty of room for her to be your worst enemy, or the kindest and most loyal person you'll ever know.  ^^

Quote), or dress style (maybe old Victorian, lacy and billowing, with a modernish-twist)


Too conservative!!!  More, MORE ambition I SAY!  ^0^

*C-chan goes mad with power*

More LACE!
More billowing!!!
More FLOWING STUFF THINGIES!!!!!!
MORE MODERN TWISTS AND TURNS AND TUSSLES AND TONGUETWISTERS!!!!!!!!  ^V^
BASUGASUBASUBASU BASUGASUBAKUHAKU GASUBAKUHAKUHAKU!!!!!!!!!!  ^0^

....

Oh what the hell, I'll let the pictures do the suggesting... ^^

(http://www.kaliteliresimler.com/data/media/24/Anime_Ah_my_Goddess_Resimleri.jpg)

QuoteI'm a fan of Lost, so I'm impervious to flashback confusion!

*Reads*


*C-chan enters clueless mode*
Oh,... is that one of your Cable TV thingies again?  '_'

QuoteSo they're kinda like the opposite of each other, physically? IE, Unix-sama very simple and utilitarian, Multics-sama very polished and elegant?


Yep.  ^__^
Though it may not look it, UNIX-sama does secretly harbor a certain inferiority complex.  In her mind, she's far duller and uglier than her mother ever was, and dresses/acts accordingly.  If not for the fact that her personality has long since been set in stone (more like metal), she'd be a girl in desperate need of some therapy.

Not that she would be the first (or last) rich industrialist to have psychological issues.  ^___^'

QuoteOoooh...I approve....


Awww.... i was kinda hoping you'd be angry and indignant by this.  '__'
But I guess it does accentuate the horror of the moment.

Many Anime series, like Rayearth, have the heroes/heroines beating magically-superior foes using some hidden magical power of their own.  (or as I like to call it, the Vandread Rule: "Scream really loudly, and you can vanquish any foe")  ^.^;

With UNIX-sama, I wanted to add a different twist to this -- yes, she uncovers a hidden power, but rather than being grossly SUPERIOR to MULTICS-sama's, it's actually grossly INFERIOR.  Baser, primal, primitive -- no need for Science or Sorcery, "Just Keep it Simple, Stupid".

QuoteOM....whaaaaa!!! After just reading half the Muticians site, I never would have thought anyone could make me feel sorry for that ancient old system, but you did!

Must. Draw. Multics-sama.


Well I'm glad.  -v-

I felt very sad writing this too, not just for MULTICS-sama, but also for UNIX-sama as well.  I'm sure you realize now why UNIX-sama is the way she is.  She doesn't think lowly of herself just for the sake of some false modesty, but rather because she's had to live (for 40 years) with the memory of doing something unbelievably horrible -- sinful, even.  They were both at fault (MULTICS-sama certainly had the power and influence to suggest a kind of power-sharing, but never did so), if only because the two were blindly loyal to the companies they represented.  MULTICS lost a daughter and her power, and UNIX lost a mother and her innocence, and in the end all for naught.

I imagine that the reason why UNIX-sama changed after the UNIX wars was because she felt a macabre kind of peace in the knowledge that she finally got what was coming to her.  That's why she's spent so much energy in there trying as best as possible to reform her crazy family, and embrace the more benevolent Linuces as her own.  So far, though, her family is still in a position to repeat history.  -__-

QuotePS:

Hope you don't mind my avi...I'm going to change it every 20 posts or so, from Cheetah all the way to Tiger or Leopard-san...

I picked this one cause it was the cutest Puma-chan pic I've seen


How can I mind that?  ^___^
If it were up to me, I'd keep that,.... forever,...... and ever...... ^______________^

*staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaare*  ^.^

PS:

Hope you don't mind my avi...I'm going to change it every 20 posts or so, from Cheetah all the way to Tiger or Leopard-san...

I picked this one cause it was the cutest Puma-chan pic I've seen [/quote]
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 16, 2007, 12:31:48 pm
QuoteCorrect,... she is UNIX-sama's mother. ^__^


I know this is a bit late to ask about, but I thought I once remembered you saying she wasn't Unix-sama's mother (or am I recalling a different OS-tan discussion...? I forget ;) )

QuoteNot sure what you mean by that, but okay. ^v^
Like her system, her personality if fairly complex. Plenty of room for her to be your worst enemy, or the kindest and most loyal person you'll ever know. ^^


Yeah, I thought something a little like that...

QuoteToo conservative!!! More, MORE ambition I SAY! ^0^

*C-chan goes mad with power*

More LACE!
More billowing!!!
More FLOWING STUFF THINGIES!!!!!!
MORE MODERN TWISTS AND TURNS AND TUSSLES AND TONGUETWISTERS!!!!!!!! ^V^
BASUGASUBASUBASU BASUGASUBAKUHAKU GASUBAKUHAKUHAKU!!!!!!!!!! ^0^

....

Oh what the hell, I'll let the pictures do the suggesting... ^^


Trust me, when you see the dress I'm going to do....

And who is that in the picture...I kinda recognize the character from some fanart of DeviantArt....

Quote*C-chan enters clueless mode*
Oh,... is that one of your Cable TV thingies again? '_'


Correction, it's a network TV thingy! And probably the greatest (or at least my favorite) TV network drama of all times!

Kinda confusing to a new viewer, though...it has flash/backs/forwards/into different dimensions/times/etc...XD

QuoteYep. ^__^
Though it may not look it, UNIX-sama does secretly harbor a certain inferiority complex. In her mind, she's far duller and uglier than her mother ever was, and dresses/acts accordingly. If not for the fact that her personality has long since been set in stone (more like metal), she'd be a girl in desperate need of some therapy.

Not that she would be the first (or last) rich industrialist to have psychological issues. ^___^'


But thats why we love her ^_^  

QuoteAwww.... i was kinda hoping you'd be angry and indignant by this. '__'
But I guess it does accentuate the horror of the moment.


Ooopsie...bad quoting on my part...I mean to say, I approve of her being winged.

I have a fondness for flowing, feathered OS-tans :)

Plus it could work as a throwback to Unix-sama's owl anthropomorphism...

Although, I wonder if she'd be better with dark wings, or light ones...

QuoteWith UNIX-sama, I wanted to add a different twist to this -- yes, she uncovers a hidden power, but rather than being grossly SUPERIOR to MULTICS-sama's, it's actually grossly INFERIOR. Baser, primal, primitive -- no need for Science or Sorcery, "Just Keep it Simple, Stupid".


Ooohoohoo...New Jersey Style...again, why I like her :D

Who in their wildest dreams would think that Worse could be Better?

They must have done something right, as Unix (and some Linux) developers are still (in one way or another) trying to use this concept of simplicity and smallness to this day.

QuoteI felt very sad writing this too, not just for MULTICS-sama, but also for UNIX-sama as well. I'm sure you realize now why UNIX-sama is the way she is. She doesn't think lowly of herself just for the sake of some false modesty, but rather because she's had to live (for 40 years) with the memory of doing something unbelievably horrible -- sinful, even. They were both at fault (MULTICS-sama certainly had the power and influence to suggest a kind of power-sharing, but never did so), if only because the two were blindly loyal to the companies they represented. MULTICS lost a daughter and her power, and UNIX lost a mother and her innocence, and in the end all for naught.


Whaaa!!!

Sinful, yes...but it doesn't seem to be a totally isolated event in the history of OS-tans...

*Looks over to VMS-sama*

Sorry sister, even though NT-san did steal your genes. And maybe OS/2's genes too. And kinda battle you. And take away market share. And your forbidden to see her. Or speak of her. And this must be kept a secret. These are smaallll potatoes!!!

QuoteI imagine that the reason why UNIX-sama changed after the UNIX wars was because she felt a macabre kind of peace in the knowledge that she finally got what was coming to her.


OMG!

*Shoe! VMS-sama! Don't look at me like that!*

QuoteThat's why she's spent so much energy in there trying as best as possible to reform her crazy family, and embrace the more benevolent Linuces as her own. So far, though, her family is still in a position to repeat history. -__-


Oh, those peaceful, penguin-lovin' Linuxes...I love 'em all!

On one last Multics-sama note, d'ya suppose the Multicians (in an OS-tan world sense) are...like...a bunch former devotees trying to "summon her spirit" or something?

(just thought of this when you commented than Multics was dead as a doorknob)

And, I wonder if in later life she would have dressed more down-to-earth and worn glasses...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 16, 2007, 01:39:21 pm
QuoteI know this is a bit late to ask about, but I thought I once remembered you saying she wasn't Unix-sama's mother (or am I recalling a different OS-tan discussion...? I forget  )


Probably recalling a different discussion.  ^__^

Orrrrrrrr,... was just playing along with the commonly held belief that MULTICS-sama and UNIX-sama are not related at all,... what-so-ever..... ^___^

Yessssssss............  ^.^

....

(No seriously, no one [except perhaps Mainframe-tans, who know everything] knows this and no one is supposed to know this, so I wouldn't go off tell the other Unices this.  ^.^)

QuoteTrust me, when you see the dress I'm going to do....


Let me practice some PreSwoons then.  ^___^
It is PreSwoon Season, after all!  ^v^

*SWOONGE*

QuoteAnd who is that in the picture...I kinda recognize the character from some fanart of DeviantArt....


Ah yes,... that would be Belldandy-sama from the Ah! My Goddess series.  ^___^
Surprised you haven't heard of her, although I'm not one to talk.  -v-
It was one of my favorite early Anime series (although if you compare her with Kentaro, you can probably figure out why.... -v-)

If you ever get curious, I'd recommend watching the newest TV series.  Original OVA was unfinished, the movie was ho-hum, and the spin-off Adventures of Mini-Goddess starts off well but goes nowhere fast around the middle.  TvT

QuoteCorrection, it's a network TV thingy! And probably the greatest (or at least my favorite) TV network drama of all times!


*sigh*  Yeeeeeeeeah,... I remember when I had the time and interest to watch the tele.... -v-
I don't even know why I keep one around, since all I ever watch is the Simpsons.  All my other venues are net-based, be it regular websites, net radio or streaming video.  No cable network, either home or in the states, would carry TeleSur even if you paid them too.... T.T

QuoteBut thats why we love her  


Should've also thrown in that she isn't fond of people "loving" her for precisely the same reason.  -v-

Like you, though, a lot of other Linuces and Unices have grown attached to her tough love -- and even if UNIX-sama's successor will have to one day face her in a similar Mother-Daughter Stand-off, this is not the same world as before.

In UNIX-sama's time, battles between OS-tans were more like slow, measured and civil duels, where no one dared betray any semblance of emotion else it would soil their honor.  UNIX-sama, raised in isolation, was unaware of any of this when she first battle MULTICS-sama, hence their immediate incompatibility.  

Now, however, everyone can fight on a similar playing field, and it can only take a purely original OS-tan to be able to raise herself above this stagnation, and break the viscious UNIX cycle of sorrow.

QuoteOoopsie...bad quoting on my part...I mean to say, I approve of her being winged.

I have a fondness for flowing, feathered OS-tans

Plus it could work as a throwback to Unix-sama's owl anthropomorphism...

Although, I wonder if she'd be better with dark wings, or light ones...


Good question.  UNIX-sama is an owl, and I really don't see any harm in making MULTICS-sama one as well since they are graceful creatures.  However, at the risk of reveling in cliches, I do believe UNIX-sama should remain as the darker, more common horned owl, while MULTICS-sama would be better inspired from a rarer snow owl:

(http://www.nrdc.org/water/conservation/hbyear/images/jan1.jpg)

After all, everyone assumes "light" will always vanquish "darkness", so more reason why UNIX-sama's destruction was all but considered "in the bag" at the time.

(I forgot to mention,... the battle between UNIX and MULTICS did not happen in a vacuum.  During the interim, you had a whole society against the young UNIX, not offering food or help against such a "petulent" child, and at times even hindering her progress through sabotage, poison attempts or even straight-off fights.  And this was during the course of a few years, so in many ways her youth mirrors the early hardships of Linux-sama.  

QuoteWhaaa!!!

*Looks over to VMS-sama*

Sorry sister, even though NT-san did steal your genes. And maybe OS/2's genes too. And kinda battle you. And take away market share. And your forbidden to see her. Or speak of her. And this must be kept a secret. These are smaallll potatoes!!!


Fufufu.... Told you.  ^__^
I mean it's an unfair comparison since UNIX (and by default MULTICS) are much older characters, and so have had a lot of horrible experiences to live through.  That's also the reason why UNIX-sama isn't as harsh on the Windows-tans as you would think, since she finds a kind of dark humor in watching them repeat (almost verse by verse) her family's mistakes.

On the other hand, I'm still under the impression that Amiga-chan has the saddest tale of all.  Because as bad as it sounds, anyone with a steely sense of logic can make the case that UNIX-sama, VMS-sama, OS/2-san, Lisa-san, and even to an extent, Windows 2.0-chan, all did something to tempt misfortune.  Amiga-chan, however, was always a kind person and a peacemaker, and remains so even as her family remains torn apart and her chances to be open sourced have all been effectively dashed.  The kind of person you would willingly trade in your bleeding heart for a happy ending of any kind.  Sadly, that just will never be,... if for anything, because she wouldn't allow it anymore at this point.  -__-

QuoteOh, those peaceful, penguin-lovin' Linuxes...I love 'em all!

On one last Multics-sama note, d'ya suppose the Multicians (in an OS-tan world sense) are...like...a bunch former devotees trying to "summon her spirit" or something?

(just thought of this when you commented than Multics was dead as a doorknob)

And, I wonder if in later life she would have dressed more down-to-earth and worn glasses...


Right, well I knew Multicians existed long after I declared her a "Deceased OS-tan", so I think I kinda screwed up there.  ^^
However, I do like the idea of having a loyal cult following of some sort that tries to revive her (cause you need a HUGE following to revie an OS-tan of that complexity).  It might be interesting if a future story has them side with Plan 9-tan (a necromancer) in an effort to resurrect her for one last assault on the Unix throne.  Plan 9-tan, thinking she's handling your usual Class 9 zombie, would unwittingly have UNIX-sama's greatest weakness in her possession.  [and believe me, if such a thing would happen, UNIX-sama would be P-I-S-S-E-D!!!  >__<]

Incidentally, I forgot to say a word or two about the UNIX staff.  Indeed I think it is supposed to be MULTICS' staff -- however, the original one wielded by her is far more ornate and gawdy, so UNIX-sama simply trimmed it down to a simple rod shape and added those inscriptions later on.

None of the two really require the rod to do any sort of magic -- nevertheless, MULTICS-sama was forced to forfeit most of it to UNIX, and so could only wield less than half of her original power since then.  So yes, I think it's okay for her to slowly but surely grow more down-to-earth in her attire, especially as the beautiful and classy world she once knew becomes replaced with chaos and disorder (in her mind, anyway).
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 16, 2007, 08:48:03 pm
QuoteProbably recalling a different discussion. ^__^

Orrrrrrrr,... was just playing along with the commonly held belief that MULTICS-sama and UNIX-sama are not related at all,... what-so-ever..... ^___^

Yessssssss............ ^.^

....

(No seriously, no one [except perhaps Mainframe-tans, who know everything] knows this and no one is supposed to know this, so I wouldn't go off tell the other Unices this. ^.^)


I won't tell if you don't

*shady grin*

QuoteI don't even know why I keep one around, since all I ever watch is the Simpsons.


OMG! All this time there's been a Simpsons fan in my midst? That's my favorite network (animated) comedy of all time!!!

QuoteAll my other venues are net-based, be it regular websites, net radio or streaming video. No cable network, either home or in the states, would carry TeleSur even if you paid them too.... T.T


Ahhh, I wish they had fast internet connections around here ;)

QuoteShould've also thrown in that she isn't fond of people "loving" her for precisely the same reason. -v-


I bet! :P

*aluminum staff clunks me on head*

QuoteGood question. UNIX-sama is an owl, and I really don't see any harm in making MULTICS-sama one as well since they are graceful creatures. However, at the risk of reveling in cliches, I do believe UNIX-sama should remain as the darker, more common horned owl, while MULTICS-sama would be better inspired from a rarer snow owl:


I was thinking the same thing....thought I wasn't quite sure if it would fit Multics-sama...

Quote(I forgot to mention,... the battle between UNIX and MULTICS did not happen in a vacuum. During the interim, you had a whole society against the young UNIX, not offering food or help against such a "petulent" child, and at times even hindering her progress through sabotage, poison attempts or even straight-off fights. And this was during the course of a few years, so in many ways her youth mirrors the early hardships of Linux-sama.


...Maybe they're more alike than they think ;)

(not technically or socially, though)

Quotealso the reason why UNIX-sama isn't as harsh on the Windows-tans as you would think, since she finds a kind of dark humor in watching them repeat (almost verse by verse) her family's mistakes.


Heeee!

*waves*

*Bon voyage, Windows-tans*

(you made a powerful enemy by discontinuing XP! LOL!)

QuoteOn the other hand, I'm still under the impression that Amiga-chan has the saddest tale of all. Because as bad as it sounds, anyone with a steely sense of logic can make the case that UNIX-sama, VMS-sama, OS/2-san, Lisa-san, and even to an extent, Windows 2.0-chan, all did something to tempt misfortune. Amiga-chan, however, was always a kind person and a peacemaker, and remains so even as her family remains torn apart and her chances to be open sourced have all been effectively dashed. The kind of person you would willingly trade in your bleeding heart for a happy ending of any kind. Sadly, that just will never be,... if for anything, because she wouldn't allow it anymore at this point. -__-


Poor Miggy :..(

QuoteRight, well I knew Multicians existed long after I declared her a "Deceased OS-tan", so I think I kinda screwed up there. ^^


I actually think that it's better this way...because, isn't it more interesting and unique to think that there's a following of Multics-sama supporters, fighting (how well I'm not sure) to keep the spirit and memory of their fallen "deity" alive ;)

Their story could potentially be as interesting (or maybe not) as Multics-sama's herself.

QuoteHowever, I do like the idea of having a loyal cult following of some sort that tries to revive her (cause you need a HUGE following to revie an OS-tan of that complexity). It might be interesting if a future story has them side with Plan 9-tan (a necromancer) in an effort to resurrect her for one last assault on the Unix throne. Plan 9-tan, thinking she's handling your usual Class 9 zombie, would unwittingly have UNIX-sama's greatest weakness in her possession. [and believe me, if such a thing would happen, UNIX-sama would be P-I-S-S-E-D!!! >__<]


That would be funny in dark way...

QuoteIncidentally, I forgot to say a word or two about the UNIX staff. Indeed I think it is supposed to be MULTICS' staff -- however, the original one wielded by her is far more ornate and gawdy, so UNIX-sama simply trimmed it down to a simple rod shape and added those inscriptions later on.

None of the two really require the rod to do any sort of magic -- nevertheless, MULTICS-sama was forced to forfeit most of it to UNIX, and so could only wield less than half of her original power since then. So yes, I think it's okay for her to slowly but surely grow more down-to-earth in her attire, especially as the beautiful and classy world she once knew becomes replaced with chaos and disorder (in her mind, anyway).


I like how you tie the two together with the staff :)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 16, 2007, 10:36:07 pm
QuoteOMG! All this time there's been a Simpsons fan in my midst? That's my favorite network (animated) comedy of all time!!!


Oh come now,... surely I'm not the only one around here.  ^^
Besides,... it's not like I'm a drop-down-on-my-knees-before-Matt-Groening kinda fan,...
(very hard to look back after you get used to Anime)

I just watch it cause I appreciate a good parody.  ^__^
That's why I also used to watch Futurama and will occasinally check out some Family Guy (sometimes its funny, sometimes its disturbing).  In all instances, I still wonder for the life of me how these series manage to stay alive on FOX networks.  ^^;

QuoteAhhh, I wish they had fast internet connections around here


Ahhh sou,... you're still using THAT I see....  -.-'

QuoteI was thinking the same thing....thought I wasn't quite sure if it would fit Multics-sama...


Don't forget that these are all suggestions on my part meant to help you.  In the end, it's your time and your talent that's being used, so feel free to change details here and there.  I know, for example, that you love making OS-tans look more realistic and elegant, whereas I tend to take a more outlandish approach (e.g., giving characters hair that would be a nightmarish, little-shop-of-horrors to perm).  ^__^

Quote...Maybe they're more alike than they think

(not technically or socially, though)


Indeed, their instances are the same, but as you noted also, they're evolution to power differ dramatically.  UNIX-sama had to gain her strength the old-fashioned, proprietary way: by pillage, destruction, and rule of a strict hierarchical society with an iron fist.  Linux-sama, the most successful pioneer of Open Sourcery, is achieving the same through the proliferation of honor and pride, empowerment and independence, creativity and vision, strength through union and prioritization of the community's well-being.  That it's working is something all the old-school Unices (and even some Windows-tans) can't understand (and certainly can't tolerate).  That regular "rabble" can work together to build great things that work,... seems almost like fairy tales and magic to them.

QuoteHeeee!

*waves*

*Bon voyage, Windows-tans*

(you made a powerful enemy by discontinuing XP! LOL!)


Well they haven't gotten rid of her yet.  ^__^

However, I have been receiving a surge of complaints from my Windows-using friends that their systems have been acting funny since the most recent auto-updates.  Immediately, my conspirational mind begins to wonder if the forced migration to Vista is finally shifting to fourth gear.  ^^;

Sucks for them, though, since a good number of them have expressed interest in this... "Linux thing".  The fact that I carry a whole CD case full of them -- with paper CD slips to boot -- and can do a quick demo right there at work, helps a lot with marketing efforts.  ^.^

QuoteI actually think that it's better this way...because, isn't it more interesting and unique to think that there's a following of Multics-sama supporters, fighting (how well I'm not sure) to keep the spirit and memory of their fallen "deity" alive


Since it's the more dramatical approach, I'm gonna have to agree with you by default.  ^___^
Fufufu.... Drama King here.... ^.^

QuoteHeehee...that would make for a very darkly funny tale...


Darkly funny....?  @___@
...............Well okay,... I have tons of ways to make it not-quite-funny, but I'll leave it at that and nod politely.  ^.^'

Presumably in said story, there's more than one resurrected OS-tan, and quite a lot of the drama goes in the fact that CAOS-tan and AMIX-tan are resurrected as well to fight against the living Amigoids.  Somewhere in the story, AMIX-tan self-sacrifices to save them (thankfully, not before some last words from Amiga-san, who never had a chance to thank her before for her friendship), but CAOS-tan survives long enough to regain her self-consciousness.  However, without the necromancy spell, she only has one day of animation left before she dies again -- but this Amiga-san and her family (reunited on this occasion) and all the other vintage-tans use to the greatest extent possible.

QuoteI like how you tie the two together with the staff...


C-chan leaves very little to chance.  ^__^
I want everything these girls wear to have a little bit of history to them, from the fact that Amiga-san's cap is the same one she wore as a Commodore navel cadet, to the fact that DOSkitty is a present from the DOS sisters to 3.0-sama during the golden years, to the suggestion that VMS-sama and NT-san have similar appearances.  They cease to become props and instead joing the amazing tapestry we're all weaving.  ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 17, 2007, 09:30:51 pm
QuoteOh come now,... surely I'm not the only one around here. ^^
Besides,... it's not like I'm a drop-down-on-my-knees-before-Matt-Groening kinda fan,...
(very hard to look back after you get used to Anime)


True, but I usually consider this one of those apple and oranges situations ;)

Like trying to compare chocolate cake and cherry pie...

...I should have some dessert...XD

QuoteI just watch it cause I appreciate a good parody. ^__^
That's why I also used to watch Futurama and will occasinally check out some Family Guy (sometimes its funny, sometimes its disturbing). In all instances, I still wonder for the life of me how these series manage to stay alive on FOX networks. ^^;


Yeah, Futurama is pretty good, Family Guy I just never "got"...

QuoteAhhh sou,... you're still using THAT I see.... -.-'


Hmmm...yes....

QuoteDon't forget that these are all suggestions on my part meant to help you. In the end, it's your time and your talent that's being used, so feel free to change details here and there. I know, for example, that you love making OS-tans look more realistic and elegant, whereas I tend to take a more outlandish approach (e.g., giving characters hair that would be a nightmarish, little-shop-of-horrors to perm). ^__^


I think that's part of the diversity...everyone has such a unique, signature style of artwork!

However, I would have never thought of half the things about Multics-sama...I just haven't done the research of it's history ;)

QuoteUNIX-sama had to gain her strength the old-fashioned, proprietary way: by pillage, destruction, and rule of a strict hierarchical society with an iron fist.


Unix-sama! What cruel times! :...(

QuoteLinux-sama, the most successful pioneer of Open Sourcery, is achieving the same through the proliferation of honor and pride, empowerment and independence, creativity and vision, strength through union and prioritization of the community's well-being


*sighs* That's better!

QuoteWell they haven't gotten rid of her yet. ^__^


Still.  ;018 When Vista started to ship in new computers, they as good as got rid of XP.

(note to all: I know it's incredibly unreasonable to think that the wave of XP would last forever; Something that good (in a non-Unix-kinda-way) cannot last...tis the way of the world!)

QuoteHowever, I have been receiving a surge of complaints from my Windows-using friends that their systems have been acting funny since the most recent auto-updates. Immediately, my conspirational mind begins to wonder if the forced migration to Vista is finally shifting to fourth gear. ^^;


That's it...no more auto-updates ;)

Not so much because I think M$ would do that...just because I can't say I don't think they wouldn't or couldn't!

QuoteDarkly funny....? @___@
...............Well okay,... I have tons of ways to make it not-quite-funny, but I'll leave it at that and nod politely. ^.^'


Awwww daaaaamit!

I knew I needed to get my head checked O__-

Just when you said "Plan 9-tan, thinking she's handling your usual Class 9 zombie, would unwittingly have UNIX-sama's greatest weakness in her possession" that made me...kinda chuckle...

QuotePresumably in said story, there's more than one resurrected OS-tan, and quite a lot of the drama goes in the fact that CAOS-tan and AMIX-tan are resurrected as well to fight against the living Amigoids. Somewhere in the story, AMIX-tan self-sacrifices to save them (thankfully, not before some last words from Amiga-san, who never had a chance to thank her before for her friendship), but CAOS-tan survives long enough to regain her self-consciousness. However, without the necromancy spell, she only has one day of animation left before she dies again -- but this Amiga-san and her family (reunited on this occasion) and all the other vintage-tans use to the greatest extent possible.


Poor Miggy...again!

QuoteC-chan leaves very little to chance. ^__^
I want everything these girls wear to have a little bit of history to them, from the fact that Amiga-san's cap is the same one she wore as a Commodore navel cadet, to the fact that DOSkitty is a present from the DOS sisters to 3.0-sama during the golden years, to the suggestion that VMS-sama and NT-san have similar appearances. They cease to become props and instead joing the amazing tapestry we're all weaving. ^__^


Nicely put...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Techno the fox on October 18, 2007, 10:45:59 am
Quote from: "C-Chan"*sigh*  Yeeeeeeeeah,... I remember when I had the time and interest to watch the tele.... -v-
I don't even know why I keep one around, since all I ever watch is the Simpsons.


(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s240/saturn_the_hedgehog/Spider-chan.png)

Spider-Chan  Spider-Chan
*Continues humming that theme song*

Anyway Bella, Nice work :D

I can see now why C-chan's been exploding.
I love the unix-sama pics.

You've earned the "Techno-san Seal of approval"
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 18, 2007, 12:50:35 pm
^ Thanks a lot, Techno the Fox! Glad to see we have another Unix-sama fan :D

Oh yeah, and that's the perfect pic to post at a time like this ;)

PS, I'm loving your signature! I myself may have to use one of those Error Message Haikus, perhaps the "It worked yesterday; It doesn't work today; Windows is like that.", especially with my Mac OS X rank XD

Added after a bit:

Oh, and here's a sketch I did of Multics-sama!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copyof300.jpg)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 18, 2007, 02:53:02 pm
QuoteI think that's part of the diversity...everyone has such a unique, signature style of artwork!

However, I would have never thought of half the things about Multics-sama...I just haven't done the research of it's history


Agreed, though unfortunately she's one of the few obscure OS-tans I actually went through the trouble of preconcepting (others include Z/OS and eCOS).  The reason I can't help out Aurora with OS-9-tan, for example, is that I kinda, sorta kept her out of the radar.  ;___;

QuoteUnix-sama! What cruel times! :...(


You know the medieval way I like to picture the old OS-tan history of yore.  ^^'
Actually, I figure it more approximates the Victorian era -- peace, stability and opulance at the cost of stuffy social customs and perfectly-accepted colonial-style appropriation of resources.  I think I've used mob family analogies before, but that I think applies more to the intermediate Mac years.  The old Unices probably better approximated a combination of Old Britain and Old Russia.  ^^

Quote*sighs* That's better!


Course.  ^__^
But thing is, you'd be surprised by how many people think otherwise.  Even people who you would think would benefit from it.  'o'

Yep, it's a much harder, up-hill struggle for the Linuces than it seems.  ^v^

Quote(note to all: I know it's incredibly unreasonable to think that the wave of XP would last forever; Something that good (in a non-Unix-kinda-way) cannot last...tis the way of the world!)


If it's proprietary, yepper.  ^___^

But FOSS systems CAN last forever... or at least until some developers screw up and make it worse than it used to be, in which case you'll just switch to worshipping its fork.... ^.^

QuoteNot so much because I think M$ would do that...just because I can't say I don't think they wouldn't or couldn't!


I heard somewhere else that Auto-Updates often download by themselves even if you have Auto-Update disabled.  That might be going overboard with suspicions, but it's worth a cautious eye, especially considering this is perfectly possible in Vista.  ^^;

QuoteJust when you said "Plan 9-tan, thinking she's handling your usual Class 9 zombie, would unwittingly have UNIX-sama's greatest weakness in her possession" that made me...kinda chuckle...


True true, I did say that a lot of the Userspace Gang stories would be humorous.  This one in particular, especially in lieu of that melodramatic MULTICS/UNIX battle, would be very serious.  ^^;
The details behind Plan 9-san's departure from the then UNIX family is also serious as well -- in the heat of the UNIX Wars, she essentially curses out (a rather catatonic) UNIX-sama for failing to stop the madness, and vows to be a far better leader than her mother was.  She loses a lot of hope (and sanity) trying to survive and build something great on her own (although she might be accompanied by Plan B -- I'd have to check when she was created).  But fortunately, she eventually comes across the wandering BSD trio, how agree to help her out in her mission.  Then she also has Inferno-chan, who gives her a newfound hope for the future.

Hence the silly, little mini-Dynasty is born.

QuoteSpider-Chan Spider-Chan
*Continues humming that theme song*


BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!  THAT'S EPIC!!!!!  ^V^
I may actually use that as my AVI for a while.  ^___^

I did love that movie, btw, though it strikes me as only a handful of Hollywood movies that were actually memorable this year.  ^^;

QuotePS, I'm loving your signature! I myself may have to use one of those Error Message Haikus, perhaps the "It worked yesterday; It doesn't work today; Windows is like that.", especially with my Mac OS X rank XD


Oh right, forgot to say this.... -v-

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!  PU-CHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I WILL MISS THEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;^0^;

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But I guess Jaguar-san needs a chance too.... -v-
Your new animated GIF is very nice too.  I'm guessing you used ImageReady for it? 'v'

QuoteOh, and here's a sketch I did of Multics-sama!


I think I've done enough exploding for one lifetime....
So let me try more melting instead.... -v-

TAPIOCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^0^

*C-chan melts into pudding*

(http://starbulletin.com/2000/04/19/features/request.jpg)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 18, 2007, 08:58:22 pm
QuoteThe reason I can't help out Aurora with OS-9-tan, for example, is that I kinda, sorta kept her out of the radar. ;___;


Hmmm...OS-9 does seem more unknown that Unix or Multics at any rate...but I can see where there'd be a good amount of potential for her.

QuoteYou know the medieval way I like to picture the old OS-tan history of yore. ^^'
Actually, I figure it more approximates the Victorian era -- peace, stability and opulance at the cost of stuffy social customs and perfectly-accepted colonial-style appropriation of resources.


That sounds about right...and another parallel, this was probably a good time for the rich and famous OS-tans, but a tough one for the lesser-known folk.

QuoteI think I've used mob family analogies before, but that I think applies more to the intermediate Mac years.


;010

QuoteThe old Unices probably better approximated a combination of Old Britain and Old Russia. ^^


Ooooh....

QuoteCourse. ^__^
But thing is, you'd be surprised by how many people think otherwise. Even people who you would think would benefit from it. 'o'

Yep, it's a much harder, up-hill struggle for the Linuces than it seems. ^v^


You mean, all the frivolous SCO and not-M$ lawsuits ;)

QuoteIf it's proprietary, yepper. ^___^


Awwww....

I can just see in ten or so years where I'll be like those vintage computer enthusiasts...

QuoteI heard somewhere else that Auto-Updates often download by themselves even if you have Auto-Update disabled


Yes, I've seen the controls for that....

It's in administrator options, I believe...under the running services section...

QuoteThe details behind Plan 9-san's departure from the then UNIX family is also serious as well -- in the heat of the UNIX Wars, she essentially curses out (a rather catatonic) UNIX-sama for failing to stop the madness, and vows to be a far better leader than her mother was. She loses a lot of hope (and sanity) trying to survive and build something great on her own (although she might be accompanied by Plan B -- I'd have to check when she was created). But fortunately, she eventually comes across the wandering BSD trio, how agree to help her out in her mission. Then she also has Inferno-chan, who gives her a newfound hope for the future.

Hence the silly, little mini-Dynasty is born.


Ah, so she was a deserter?
(I don't blame her, though ;) )

QuoteI did love that movie, btw, though it strikes me as only a handful of Hollywood movies that were actually memorable this year. ^^;


I concur :D

QuoteBut I guess Jaguar-san needs a chance too.... -v-
Your new animated GIF is very nice too. I'm guessing you used ImageReady for it? 'v'


I like Jaguar-tan, even though we don't see a lot of her...too bad, I like redheads ;)

And I did make the siggy on ImageReady; I could figure it out, until...like two days ago XD

QuoteI think I've done enough exploding for one lifetime....
So let me try more melting instead.... -v-


Tapioca?!?! I didn't know it was made out of pigs!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 20, 2007, 12:11:57 am
QuoteHmmm...OS-9 does seem more unknown that Unix or Multics at any rate...but I can see where there'd be a good amount of potential for her.


Being UNIX-like, I imagine she has a fair amount of power.  Certainly she would need it to repel frequent OSX-kun incursions.

Oh, and she would have to be in league with VMS-sama as well,... maybe not a friend, but at least a comrade-fringe-OS-tan-in-arms.  ^___^

QuoteThat sounds about right...and another parallel, this was probably a good time for the rich and famous OS-tans, but a tough one for the lesser-known folk.


Yeah, especially considering there were no such thing as "personal computers" back in those days (the small minicomputers and workstations costing more than most new cars, even by today's standards.... ^^;).  If you belonged to the lower, non-technocractic class.... TOUGH!

Go back to the fields to harvest wheat, serfs!  ^v^

QuoteYou mean, all the frivolous SCO and not-M$ lawsuits


Yeah, especially the not-M$ lawsuits.  ^^;
But that's just small fry compared to the uphill battle of,... quote-on-quote, "consumer acceptance".  ^v^;

This is an excellent (albeit dated) article that explains this point very thoroughly:

Linux is NOT Windows (http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm)

QuoteAwwww....

I can just see in ten or so years where I'll be like those vintage computer enthusiasts...


Well the C64 enthusiasts jump for joy whenever they can get a DVD-drive or USB ports hooked up to their machines, or produce stuff like this:

http://searchcio.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid19_gci819031,00.html

QuoteAh, so she was a deserter?
(I don't blame her, though )


Ah yes, she was.  Thought I put that in my Userspace Gang description.  '__'

QuoteAnd I did make the siggy on ImageReady; I could figure it out, until...like two days ago XD


In that case, excellent work Bella-san!  ^v^
Till now, there's nothing intuitive that I know of that can produce GIF files as efficiently as ImageReady (GIMP GAP is really more like a plugin).

This might change when the animation suite for Inkscape is ready,... but until then ImageReady enjoys the prestige of being one of only a handful of Wine apps.  ^.^

QuoteTapioca?!?! I didn't know it was made out of pigs!


What?!!!!!!!!  You didn't know that?!!!!!!!!!!  @o@

Woah,... in that case, you better not like ducks in case you've eaten marshmallows lately, or cows if you've feasted on movie popcorn.... ^^;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Alfamille on October 24, 2007, 01:37:52 pm
Quote from: "Bella"

Oh, and here's a sketch I did of Multics-sama!

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copyof300.jpg



Nice sketch!

Actually the dress were kind of flamboyant!  ;019  Love to see that as a coloured illustration Bella!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 25, 2007, 12:22:06 am
You and me both.  ^__^

It's a shame Bella-san's wireless internet is a bit unstable,... probably the reason she's been in and out so much recently.  ;___;

*gnaws on forum topic to fight back Bella withdrawal*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 27, 2007, 07:38:08 pm
QuoteBeing UNIX-like, I imagine she has a fair amount of power.


But she hates the Unix-sama! And I think she called her fat XD

J/K

QuoteYeah, especially the not-M$ lawsuits. ^^;
But that's just small fry compared to the uphill battle of,... quote-on-quote, "consumer acceptance". ^v^;


Funny story, today I discovered that my new friend, who helped us set up the DSL, knows a bit about Linux :D

*I'll have to read that article later, though*

QuoteAh yes, she was. Thought I put that in my Userspace Gang description. '__'


Oopsie ;)

Oh yes, and here's a few drawings of the Goddess Mother Multics-sama (yeah, that's the best title I could figure out for her)

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/212.jpg)

Loving Goddess...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/213.jpg)

Vengeful Goddess..

(and a really....not doing so good...Unix-sama...)

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/211.jpg)

Being waited on, hand and foot, by her Multicians :D

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/210.jpg)

And VMS-sama wearing her mask!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/208jpg.png)

And Linux-sama for good measure ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 27, 2007, 08:49:56 pm
Yay! Bella returns with more absolutely beautiful work!

Multics-sama is so beautiful and majestic! ;019 Also great job showing off her vengefulness (as well as Unix-sama's struggle against her) and the dedication the Multicians have to her! And it is interesting how they still remain dedicated to Multics even though the last mainframe (or was it a server? Something like that) running it shut down years ago!

Your latest rendition of VMS-sama, I think is your finest one yet! The way you drew her and the addition of the mask capture her personality well! Very tough and mysterious and looks like she's waiting in the shadows for when the time is right to STRIKE DOWN SOME ENEMY ***!! :D

Linux-sama looks great in her new dress! And very clever usage of gradients- At a first glance, I thought she was wearing just a white swimsuit under her black dress!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 28, 2007, 02:01:13 am
If there's ever any doubt that Bella-sama has returned, one need only look a the pile of "win" before you.  ^___^

*MEGA SWOOOOOOOOOOOONS!*

QuoteFunny story, today I discovered that my new friend, who helped us set up the DSL, knows a bit about Linux  


Fufu... by any chance, was your friend surprised that you did too?

QuoteOopsie

Oh yes, and here's a few drawings of the Goddess Mother Multics-sama (yeah, that's the best title I could figure out for her)


Nah that's fine.  They call a queen's mother the "Queen Mother" after all.  ^___^'
Just,................. try to keep it down.  The walls have ears you know....  T__T

<___<

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>___>

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QuoteLoving Goddess...


[imitating Chibiusa]  *PIIIIIIIIIINK SUGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR HEEEEEEEEEEEEEART SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON*  ^0^

*swoons*

WOW!!  Tell me I'm not dreaming.  ^__^
To say you got the idea is almost insultingly simple.  It's almost as if you ARE MULTICS-sama, and pouring everything you got into one bold statement to the world declaring "I existed and I was important, and you'd be playing with abaci if not for me!"

QuoteVengeful Goddess..

(and a really....not doing so good...Unix-sama...)


Also like the fact that you read. You read and,... again,... you become the characters.  ^___^

Poor young UNIX-sama,... very few people now would've realized how powerless she was at the time compared to the then rivals.  ;___;

QuoteBeing waited on, hand and foot, by her Multicians


I still see two wings, so I'm guessing this was still in her prime.  If so, the background will need a "Château de Versailles" look to it.  ^___^
(Naturally, her subsequent dwellings after her fall from power become increasingly "pauper" like by comparison.)

QuoteAnd VMS-sama wearing her mask!


YEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!  Told ya it'd work!!!!!  ^v^
She is looking like one migh-tey fine Hot Mama ready to unleash a Can of Whoop-Aspartame on anyone!!!!!  ^V^
Plus I think you've definitely captured the desired form of her cleaver the best in this picture -- combined with the mask, flowing hair, and the cool streamlined outfit, I agree with Aurora that this is one of VMS-sama's best depictions!!!!  ^V^

And don't worry about the mask, as she only puts that on in public.  When among friends and sharks, she takes it off (note that omission of "family" is intentional).  ^____^

QuoteAnd Linux-sama for good measure


Okay! ^___^
Admittedly, after all that swoonage, Linux-sama in an appropriately themed night gown looked more down to earth.  But it's a pleasant drawing, and I agree with Aurora-dono that your Inkscape shading is done quite masterfully, to the point it looks like you've sacrificed very little (if anything) from your Photoshop experience.  'v'

As always, please keep up your fantastic work.  ^___^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 28, 2007, 02:17:05 pm
QuoteLinux-sama looks great in her new dress! And very clever usage of gradients- At a first glance, I thought she was wearing just a white swimsuit under her black dress!


Those gradients are mostly laziness on my part--I didn't want to have to figure out all the lining and shadowing if that whole dress was transparent XD

Quoteand the dedication the Multicians have to her! And it is interesting how they still remain dedicated to Multics even though the last mainframe (or was it a server? Something like that) running it shut down years ago!


I, too, find the Multicians fascinating. I believe they were the first OS advocates, and still are to this day.

QuoteYour latest rendition of VMS-sama, I think is your finest one yet! The way you drew her and the addition of the mask capture her personality well! Very tough and mysterious and looks like she's waiting in the shadows for when the time is right to STRIKE DOWN SOME ENEMY ***!!


Glad you like her!

QuoteFufu... by any chance, was your friend surprised that you did too?


Not really ;)

Our discussion somehow started with him bashing Vista(!), then onto him saying how if I had Linux installed on my computer it would leave XP in the dust(!!), and then onto high-end mainframes(!!!)

QuoteNah that's fine. They call a queen's mother the "Queen Mother" after all. ^___^'
Just,................. try to keep it down. The walls have ears you know.... T__T


This is why people don't tell me secrets :P

QuoteWOW!! Tell me I'm not dreaming. ^__^
To say you got the idea is almost insultingly simple. It's almost as if you ARE MULTICS-sama, and pouring everything you got into one bold statement to the world declaring "I existed and I was important, and you'd be playing with abaci if not for me!"


Try, I poured everything into it trying to decompress from math homework O__o

QuotePoor young UNIX-sama,... very few people now would've realized how powerless she was at the time compared to the then rivals. ;___;


Yes, but she managed to pull herself out of the depths to become, perhaps, one of the best-known (at least among technical types) and most influential OS-tans of all times, Unix (and it's decedents) are known as a standard of sorts to which other OSs are compared to. Nearly every OS today has some Unix influence.

Notice how we've never heard the phrase "VMS-like" or "TOPS-like" ;)

QuoteI still see two wings, so I'm guessing this was still in her prime. If so, the background will need a "Château de Versailles" look to it. ^___^
(Naturally, her subsequent dwellings after her fall from power become increasingly "pauper" like by comparison.)


This is actually a young Multics-sama (mid-60s).

QuoteShe is looking like one migh-tey fine Hot Mama ready to unleash a Can of Whoop-Aspartame on anyone!!!!! ^V^
Plus I think you've definitely captured the desired form of her cleaver the best in this picture -- combined with the mask, flowing hair, and the cool streamlined outfit, I agree with Aurora that this is one of VMS-sama's best depictions!!!! ^V^


Thanks!

And you should see what I'm working on (or planning to) for some of the other DEC-tans ;)

Quotend don't worry about the mask, as she only puts that on in public. When among friends and sharks, she takes it off (note that omission of "family" is intentional). ^____^


Hah!

QuoteAdmittedly, after all that swoonage, Linux-sama in an appropriately themed night gown looked more down to earth.


Out of the group, this is actually the oldest pic. I'd been working on this one for a while now : \
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 28, 2007, 03:04:14 pm
QuoteOur discussion somehow started with him bashing Vista(!), then onto him saying how if I had Linux installed on my computer it would leave XP in the dust(!!), and then onto high-end mainframes(!!!)


Ooooh,... supposing your friend would help us with z/OS-tan then?  ^__^

QuoteTry, I poured everything into it trying to decompress from math homework O__o


Decompress?  '__'

...Now you sound like Winzip... ^__^;

QuoteNotice how we've never heard the phrase "VMS-like" or "TOPS-like"


Well, VMS-like I may have heard in a blue moon in reference to Windows NT.

TOPS-like, though sounds like something I'd see on a billboard in some red light district.  Â¬Â¬'

QuoteThis is actually a young Multics-sama (mid-60s).


Just as I thought.  ^.^

BTW,... have you ever seen picture of the Château de Versailles?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fc/Hallofmirrors.jpg/638px-Hallofmirrors.jpg)

Yepper,... this is the kind of wasteful opulence that led to the French Revolution.  ^_________^

QuoteAnd you should see what I'm working on (or planning to) for some of the other DEC-tans


*wag wag wag*

You see this right here?

*wag wag wag wag*

This is ma tail wagging in anticipation.  ^^

QuoteOut of the group, this is actually the oldest pic. I'd been working on this one for a while now : \


Oh okay,... I know that feeling.  ^__^
Kinda felt the same when I posted up that half-vector sketched MOS-chan,... that thing is WAAAAAAAAAAAY older than it looks.  ^^'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 29, 2007, 05:16:51 pm
QuoteOoooh,... supposing your friend would help us with z/OS-tan then? ^__^


Heehee...


QuoteWell, VMS-like I may have heard in a blue moon in reference to Windows NT.

TOPS-like, though sounds like something I'd see on a billboard in some red light district. ¬¬'


LOL!

Yes, VMS-like I'm quite fond of myself.

QuoteYepper,... this is the kind of wasteful opulence that led to the French Revolution. ^_________^


Ah, I'm reading about the French Revolution right now...

Quote*wag wag wag*

You see this right here?

*wag wag wag wag*

This is ma tail wagging in anticipation. ^^


Hehee...I'm just about done with some sketches of RSX-sama, Ultrix-tan, and RSTS/E (which I've discovered was often pronounced as "Ristess")-tan...RSTS-tan's outfit is especially giving me trouble, as I was to make her kinda "bulldog-like" because of RSTS's mascot:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d0/Rsts_Spike.png)

But I don't want to abandon all elegance...

Any ideas for tough-in-a-cute-kinda-way outfits would be appreciated ;)

And, I'm not sure if I want her to be a dog-girl (kinda cute for modern OS-tans, not sure for such an old one as herself), or just have a pet bulldog...?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 30, 2007, 12:35:53 am
QuoteAh, I'm reading about the French Revolution right now...


Oro?  '__'
Is that because of what I said about the Château de Versailles?
Or did I just catch you reading up on some history.  If the latter, very very good..... It's always great when people take it upon themselves to learn history -- even if the whole world repeats the same mistakes of the past, at least you might not.... ^.^

QuoteHehee...I'm just about done with some sketches of RSX-sama, Ultrix-tan, and RSTS/E (which I've discovered was often pronounced as "Ristess")-tan...RSTS-tan's outfit is especially giving me trouble, as I was to make her kinda "bulldog-like" because of RSTS's mascot:


*happy sigh*  Who'd ever thought when we first met you that you'd be willing to draw an RSTS-tan one day?  ^______^

*sniff*

Excuse me, I've got something in my eye!  ;^0^;

QuoteBut I don't want to abandon all elegance...

Any ideas for tough-in-a-cute-kinda-way outfits would be appreciated


BWAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^
It almost sounds like you've never watched Anime.  ^___^

With all the tough-in-a-cute kinda way characters that we watch day in and day out, you'd think that you'd have trouble selecting WHICH ONE of the millions to choose from!  ^v^

Here,... observe!  ^.^

*throws dart into random Anime Girl crowd*

*hears loud and angry "HOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" in background*

Ooops!  Sorry, Kinomoto Sakura!!  ^v^;

*tries again*

Ah!  Lina Inverse!  One of my all-time favorite Anime heroines!  ^__^
(http://www.purple-gizmo.com/zelink14/pictures/blinding2.jpg)

*tries again*

Ah!  Nausicaa!  The first widely-recognized strong Anime heroine in history!  ^___^
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/nausicaa/2-1.jpg)

At least I think that outfits cute, although she is mainly pragmatic as shown here:

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/nausicaa/5-1.jpg)

Incidentally, the Anime is very good, but the manga blows it WAAAAAAAY out of the water in terms of length, depth and overall epic win!  ^___^

Anyway, I can go on if you'd like.... ^___^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Siya on October 30, 2007, 01:52:10 am
I always thought Angelic Layer's Hikaru looked cute and tough:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/MarcandSiya/hikaru2.gif)

Personally, I'd pick C-Chan's suggestion for Nausicaa.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 30, 2007, 10:42:48 pm
QuoteOr did I just catch you reading up on some history. If the latter, very very good..... It's always great when people take it upon themselves to learn history -- even if the whole world repeats the same mistakes of the past, at least you might not.... ^.^


Yep ;)

QuoteWho'd ever thought when we first met you that you'd be willing to draw an RSTS-tan one day? ^______^


I'm going to do drawings of all the DEC OS-tans, and give them suitable, interesting attitudes and backstories if it's the last thing I do!

There's just too much material there to pass up.

QuoteBWAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! ^V^
It almost sounds like you've never watched Anime. ^___^

With all the tough-in-a-cute kinda way characters that we watch day in and day out, you'd think that you'd have trouble selecting WHICH ONE of the millions to choose from! ^v^


Okay, maybe I misphrased that XD

I see her attitude as loyal, tough and intelligent, but like many of DEC sisters, old-fashioned. Although VMS-san took away much of her business and fighting abilities, RSTS-tan still enjoys the interest of hobbyists, (because RSTS/E is available for use by hobbyists under a no-cost license, emulated on any PC).

As a youth, she was mentored by RSX-sama, along side of VMS-san. She was always the tomboy of the family, and physically I see her as having short, messy, light-hair, with dark reddish-brown eyes.

Thanks for the ideas, but I'm still unsure about the outfit : /

Added after 3 hours 30 minutes:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/211rsts.png)

Okay, here's a pic I drew of RSTS-tan!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/dec2.jpg)

And RSX-sama

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/dec.jpg)

And Ultrix (DEC's BSD)-tan

Maybe I'll post a bit about the latter, perhaps in the conjuncture thread :P
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 31, 2007, 03:45:13 pm
*continues Hyperactive Hyperdrive mode*

QuoteI'm going to do drawings of all the DEC OS-tans, and give them suitable, interesting attitudes and backstories if it's the last thing I do!

There's just too much material there to pass up.


That's ma girl!  ^v^

QuoteOkay, maybe I misphrased that XD

I see her attitude as loyal, tough and intelligent, but like many of DEC sisters, old-fashioned. Although VMS-san took away much of her business and fighting abilities, RSTS-tan still enjoys the interest of hobbyists, (because RSTS/E is available for use by hobbyists under a no-cost license, emulated on any PC).

As a youth, she was mentored by RSX-sama, along side of VMS-san. She was always the tomboy of the family, and physically I see her as having short, messy, light-hair, with dark reddish-brown eyes.

Thanks for the ideas, but I'm still unsure about the outfit : /


Ah sou sou sou.... ^___^

*ponders*

*ponders more....*

...

*ceases pondering*  *v*

Alright,... if you want cute yet very tough and cool, then why not simply use the tried-and-true formula of military-style uniforms?  'v'
I'm sure the DEC-tans had a lot of officers too, given they were a small empire all their own.  ^__^

One need not look no further than everyone's favorite Tomboy, Utena:

(http://www.speculativefact.com/img/utena.jpg)
(the one in pink)

QuoteOkay, here's a pic I drew of RSTS-tan!


Aww yeah, a uniform will look quite nice on her.  ^__^
Are the things on the side of her head ears?

QuoteAnd RSX-sama


*lecherous whistle*  ^.^

Hubba hubba!  I haven't seen such a Sweet Hot GrandMama since Elda-sama from Karin (my inspiration for FreeBSD-tan, btw)!  ^v^

QuoteAnd Ultrix (DEC's BSD)-tan


*repeats lecherous whistle*

Dammit, I wish I didn't have to go on leave!  All the great glomping opportunities I'll miss.... ;___;

In any event, I'll try to check in as often as I can while I'm away!  ^^

Take care y'all, and be sure to draw a lot in my place!!!  ^v^

*C-chan dashes off to airport*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on October 31, 2007, 05:47:40 pm
QuoteAlright,... if you want cute yet very tough and cool, then why not simply use the tried-and-true formula of military-style uniforms? 'v'
I'm sure the DEC-tans had a lot of officers too, given they were a small empire all their own. ^__^


Aha! That's the look I was thinking of ;)

*puts on to-do list*

QuoteAww yeah, a uniform will look quite nice on her. ^__^
Are the things on the side of her head ears?


Yeah, I still can't decide if she should be a doggirl or a girl who likes dogs :P

QuoteHubba hubba! I haven't seen such a Sweet Hot GrandMama since Elda-sama from Karin (my inspiration for FreeBSD-tan, btw)! ^v^


And they wonder where NT-san and XP-tan get their looks from ;)

Quote*repeats lecherous whistle*


Wait until you hear what her attitude's going to be like, though : /

Think, VMS-sama usurper...

QuoteDammit, I wish I didn't have to go on leave! All the great glomping opportunities I'll miss.... ;___;

In any event, I'll try to check in as often as I can while I'm away! ^^

Take care y'all, and be sure to draw a lot in my place!!! ^v^

*C-chan dashes off to airport*


See you ;hi
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 05, 2007, 03:50:28 am
QuoteAha! That's the look I was thinking of

*puts on to-do list*


Excellent!  Works every time!  ^___^

Would've also suggested Lafiel from the Crest/Banner of the Stars series, but you get the idea.  ^.^

(http://www.krinein.com/img_oc/big/4358.jpg)

QuoteYeah, I still can't decide if she should be a doggirl or a girl who likes dogs :P


Admittedly, where there was once a shocking scarcity of dog girls (Inu-T), now we have dog girls galore.   ^___^

I'm leaning more towards dog owning (just like VMS-sama loves sharks, but is not actually one... at least not physically).  ^.^

QuoteWait until you hear what her attitude's going to be like, though : /

Think, VMS-sama usurper...


Eh,... I can work with that.  ^____^

*lecherous laugh*  ovO

QuoteSee you


Well, not exactly back, but replying at least.  ^.^

In any event, thanks for helping hold the fort, and keeping your promise of switching OSX girl portraits in your avatar.  It won't be long before you temporarily transition into a Windows form, but glad you picked such a great Tiger-sama pick to end this great legacy with a bang!  ^v^

Corny question:

Of all the OSX girls you've transmogrified into, which one most closely resembles how you look?  ^__^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 05, 2007, 09:48:20 pm
QuoteI'm leaning more towards dog owning (just like VMS-sama loves sharks, but is not actually one... at least not physically). ^.^


Me too ;)

As for VMS-sama, she can be my lawyer any day :P No way anyone could lose a lawsuit with her!

*lawyers being "sharks" joke*

QuoteEh,... I can work with that. ^____^

*lecherous laugh* ovO


I kinda thought of a funny story about where Ultrix-tan gets VMS-sama canned (at least very temporarily) from her position at DEC, maybe I'll post it one day ;)

QuoteCorny question:

Of all the OSX girls you've transmogrified into, which one most closely resembles how you look? ^__^


That's tough ;018 As I've got dark hair/eyes/olive-ish skintone from my largely Mediterranean heritage...  

On attitude alone, maybe Jaguar-tan? Cheetah-tan (I mean I'm kinda accident-prone...not the...you know....)

Ironically, probably anyone but Tiger-tan ;)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 06, 2007, 01:45:27 am
QuoteMe too

As for VMS-sama, she can be my lawyer any day :P No way anyone could lose a lawsuit with her!

*lawyers being "sharks" joke*


I think I wanna laugh,... don't know.... .^___^;

QuoteThat's tough  As I've got dark hair/eyes/olive-ish skintone from my largely Mediterranean heritage...

On attitude alone, maybe Jaguar-tan? Cheetah-tan (I mean I'm kinda accident-prone...not the...you know....)

Ironically, probably anyone but Tiger-tan


Wow,... wait a sec,.... Now that I think about it,.... *puts mental image in head* ...would this explain why you have an attachment to XP-tan?  ^___^

In any event, I suppose Jaguar-tan is kinda cool.  ^__^
Was routing for a Pu-chan, but your text mannerisms are FAR from mousy.... -v-

*notices 900 post mark,............... and....*

@____@

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;^0^;

OMG, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;^0^;

*clings on to Bella's Tiger-sama form*

DON"T GO!!!!!!!  ;^-^;
I'LL GIVE YOU 34,000,000,000 C-chan POINTS IF YOU PROMISE NOT TO GIVE IN TO THE DARK SIDE!!!!!!!!  ;^0^;

*C-chan bawls, begs and bribes hystericallyy*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 06, 2007, 10:24:34 pm
QuoteWow,... wait a sec,.... Now that I think about it,.... *puts mental image in head* ...would this explain why you have an attachment to XP-tan? ^___^


Heehee, actually, of all the OS-tans I think I'd be most like XP-tan (minus the ditzy-ness).

QuoteIn any event, I suppose Jaguar-tan is kinda cool. ^__^
Was routing for a Pu-chan, but your text mannerisms are FAR from mousy.... -v-


Yes, I can come off quiet at first...but then when I discover folks are going to tolerate me....

;006  

WHOA!

Quote*notices 900 post mark,............... and....*

@____@

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;^0^;

OMG, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;^0^;

*clings on to Bella's Tiger-sama form*

DON"T GO!!!!!!! ;^-^;
I'LL GIVE YOU 34,000,000,000 C-chan POINTS IF YOU PROMISE NOT TO GIVE IN TO THE DARK SIDE!!!!!!!! ;^0^;

*C-chan bawls, begs and bribes hystericallyy*


Speaking of which....a rank-change means...

Tales From A Once DAU

My story of OS and computer discovery, part 3 of 4

Vista edition!

An old saying goes, if you can say something nice, don't say anything at all.

I usually adhere to this simple message of peace; but when it comes to some things, I just have to speak my mind.

So, reader, if you love Vista, better avert you eyes. Because life's to short to mince words.

So, Vista, here goes. You are the most--

WINDOWS HAS DETERMINED THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO CONTINUE
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Techno the fox on November 07, 2007, 05:01:32 am
Muohohoho.
Welcome to the vista side Bella.

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s240/saturn_the_hedgehog/normal_800px-Vista-chan.jpg)

On a topic related note.
GJ Bella, Nice work ;010
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 07, 2007, 04:38:26 pm
LOL

I considered using that pic as my avi XD

But after a bit of thinking, Vista doesn't really come off as more than kinda gaudy at first, it's really under the hood what one gets to see the true colors of it

FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR SYSTEM
WINDOWS HAS DETERMINED THIS APPLICATION SHOULD BE TERMINATED


WTF? Why does this keep happening?

Anyhow, thanks Techno!

And may I comment on your signature? The whole "Windows is the white-trash cousin" kinda reminds of a RL incident with a relative of mine but....for family honor, I shan't go into details :P
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 08, 2007, 11:39:46 pm
QuoteHeehee, actually, of all the OS-tans I think I'd be most like XP-tan (minus the ditzy-ness).


Well i can tell from a mile away you're everything but ditzy.  ^___^
But in any event, that's cool to hear.  ^.^
That alone would be enough for me to suspend use of "Saseko".  ^.^

QuoteYes, I can come off quiet at first...but then when I discover folks are going to tolerate me....



WHOA!


REALLY?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

.....

[pretends not to know Bella]  Um,... hello, my name is C-chan.  What's your name?  ^___^

*wags tail, in anticipation of a demure response and perhaps a Puma-chan Beam attack*

QuoteSpeaking of which....a rank-change means...


C-chan hits the blender....  -.-

(http://www.germes-online.com/direct/dbimage/50243869/12_Speed_Blender_With_Glass_Jug.jpg)

QuoteWINDOWS HAS DETERMINED THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO CONTINUE


Hahaha!!  ^v^
That's cute, but nice try,...
Still feeling suicidal, though.....  -v-

QuoteFOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR SYSTEM
WINDOWS HAS DETERMINED THIS APPLICATION SHOULD BE TERMINATED


*c-chan laughs and perks up*

Okay,... I suppose if we can use this opportunity to spread anti-advertisement, I'll do my best to hold off till you reach the legendary GNU/Linux rank.  ^.^

Then,... maybe then,... we can get Tsubashi-dono to consider permanently inscribing your favorite "Hot Mama" into your description.  ^.^

*stares at VMS-sama signature again*

I don't believe I've seen the art for that particular pose of her's before.  It is very clean and very well done,... a sign of legendary things to come, I'm sure!  ^v^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 09, 2007, 01:29:06 am
QuoteWell i can tell from a mile away you're everything but ditzy. ^___^
But in any event, that's cool to hear. ^.^
That alone would be enough for me to suspend use of "Saseko". ^.^


Good! XD

I consider diztiness to be somewhat of a personality fault :P

*maybe why I'm annoyed by a lot of XP-tan renditions XD*

Quotepretends not to know Bella] Um,... hello, my name is C-chan. What's your name? ^___^

*wags tail, in anticipation of a demure response and perhaps a Puma-chan Beam attack*


Bella.

*sits quietly*

QuoteThen,... maybe then,... we can get Tsubashi-dono to consider permanently inscribing your favorite "Hot Mama" into your description. ^.^


*Looks at Tsubashi-dono with puppy eyes*

QuoteI don't believe I've seen the art for that particular pose of her's before. It is very clean and very well done,... a sign of legendary things to come, I'm sure! ^v^


No, I made in a couple of hours actually ;)

A fun little side note, those white things--barely noticeable--are actually taken from a picture of some original VMS program codes...or something...

http://fc02.deviantart.com/images3/i/2004/168/8/d/VAX_VMS_V1_Code_1980.jpg
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 09, 2007, 12:39:31 pm
QuoteBella.

*sits quietly*


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*wags tail*  ^__^

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*sweatdrops*  Ooooooooooookay....  ;__;
[to self] Hmmm,... Bella-san won't budge,... better turn up the heat.

*falls on floor, pretending to be in pain*

[reading outloud off script] OH!!!  ;^0^;
WOE IS ME FOR I HAVE FALLEN AND CAN'T GET UP!  I HAVE SUFFERED INJURIES, AND AS A LOWLY PIG I AM USUALLY DENIED MEDICAL ATTENTION THAT DOESN'T COME FROM A SHOTGUN!  BOOHOO!  ;^-^;

BUT WAIT!  THERE IS A NICE LADY WHOSE NAME TRANSLATES APPROPRIATELY TO "BEAUTIFUL" THAT LOOKS ABLE AND WILLING TO FIRE A PUMA-CHAN BEAM THAT CAN CURE ME!!  SHE NEED NOT KNOW HOW A POWERFUL LASER BEAM CAN CURE A FALLEN PIG,... ALL SHE NEEDS IS TO SAY THE MAGIC WORDS AND I SHALL BE WELL!  ^___^

Quote*Looks at Tsubashi-dono with puppy eyes*


Course, you need not have OpenVMS on there permanently.  ^__^
I'm sure you can also have it changed from time to time, from VMS to RSX to NT to UNIX-sama, etc.  ^.^

I promise you, though,... if you do get the VMS rank, I'll give you a homewarming present.  ^v^

QuoteNo, I made in a couple of hours actually

A fun little side note, those white things--barely noticeable--are actually taken from a picture of some original VMS program codes...or something...


Oh ho.... Well that's all great, but,......
Can we see a bigger version of your new VMS-sama?  ^___^

*wags tail*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 09, 2007, 08:03:18 pm
Quote[reading outloud off script] OH!!! ;^0^;
WOE IS ME FOR I HAVE FALLEN AND CAN'T GET UP! I HAVE SUFFERED INJURIES, AND AS A LOWLY PIG I AM USUALLY DENIED MEDICAL ATTENTION THAT DOESN'T COME FROM A SHOTGUN! BOOHOO! ;^-^;

BUT WAIT! THERE IS A NICE LADY WHOSE NAME TRANSLATES APPROPRIATELY TO "BEAUTIFUL" THAT LOOKS ABLE AND WILLING TO FIRE A PUMA-CHAN BEAM THAT CAN CURE ME!! SHE NEED NOT KNOW HOW A POWERFUL LASER BEAM CAN CURE A FALLEN PIG,... ALL SHE NEEDS IS TO SAY THE MAGIC WORDS AND I SHALL BE WELL! ^___^


*Quiet-like*

Oh.

I can drive you to the hospital...?

QuoteCourse, you need not have OpenVMS on there permanently. ^__^
I'm sure you can also have it changed from time to time, from VMS to RSX to NT to UNIX-sama, etc. ^.^

I promise you, though,... if you do get the VMS rank, I'll give you a homewarming present. ^v^


Oooooh...

*continues to stare, puppy eyed*

QuoteOh ho.... Well that's all great, but,......
Can we see a bigger version of your new VMS-sama? ^___^


....one I get the files off of my other computer ;)

I'm back on K8 now!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on November 10, 2007, 12:02:56 am
lol, As Senpai can corroborate, I don't like to reply to a thread I haven't read through entirely, and business trips + good conversation + Senpai's size of posts... I hope you can forgive my absence from this thread for the past... longer than I should have been. ^^'
*Bows apologetically*

Another item of apology, there is so much good stuff here, that there is no possible way I could post an in depth reply to it all (Gomen nasai) You are just too good at what you do! So if you will forgive me for skimming over a lot of amazing work I will issue an all inclusive SUGOI!!!

Though there is one... shall we say, rather significant problem I have observed.
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You are Vista rank *Hisssss*

Post more... please!

QuoteOooooh...

*continues to stare, puppy eyed*


Ohhhhh... How am I supposed to resist that! Not Fair!
But... We don't really have a protocol for such, and you have been such a diligent, uplifting member....
*Starts whispered conversation with Captain-san*

Quote....one I get the files off of my other computer  

I'm back on K8 now!


Yay! I should be able to give a real comment on this one (if you will forgive my previous negligence ^^')
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 11, 2007, 12:41:20 pm
No problem Tsubashi! I know how hard it can be to comment on a thread when you haven't been online much (especially one with this much chit-chat in between pix). I'm just glad you've had the chance to look over some of it and you like it :D

QuoteYou are Vista rank *Hisssss*

Post more... please!


...Makes me wonder how the Vista rank got above XP, let alone OS X, heehee....;)

And since you guys wanted to see the bigger VMS-sama pic:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/big.png)

I kinda messed up by not adding hair highlights, but I am at Vista rank so I think I'm entitled :P

Added after 16 hours 12 minutes:

Oh, and here are some weeks-old sketches I've been to lazy to post:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/dec4.jpg)

A while back we were discussing a good "military outfit" for RSTS-tan....well, here's my idea for an outfit that all the DECs would have worn...(note: RSTS-tan was included in the pic, but since it's kinda old, I had already done another design for her)

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/dec5.jpg)

Here's a non-doggirl RSTS-tan! And I tried to make her design a bit more interesting. I gave her heavier eyelids/features to try and emphasize "bulldog", without making her an actual doggirl.

Also, she owns a bulldog.

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/dec6.jpg)

VAXELN-tan

Here, she's depicted as a teenager, so I gave her something of a "cadet's" outfit. I'm not sure about hair/eye color, it'll probably be blue to fit in with her family.

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/dec7.jpg)

FreeVMS-chan!

I made her young for a few reasons:

-FreeVMS is young itself (just a couple of years)
-It's a fairly small project

Okay, so two reasons :P Her attitude is that of a consummate VMS-sama worshiper, and she is very strange and unknown.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 11, 2007, 08:41:16 pm
Quote
*Quiet-like*

Oh.

I can drive you to the hospital...?


*C-chan flops face-first on the floor*

I give up.... I think I'll just lay here and die of severe Pu-chan deprivation..... X___X

*dies of severe Pu-chan deprivation*

Quote....one I get the files off of my other computer

I'm back on K8 now!


Yeah, now that I've jogged my memory a bit,... isn't DY the Compaq we fixed up to run Puppy-chan?  ^__^

QuoteYou are Vista rank *Hisssss*

Post more... please!


You heard the vampiric android maid,... post post POST BELLA-SAN!!!!  ^0^

We must purge you of the Vistaness and pave the way towards unstoppable winnage!  ^___^

QuoteOhhhhh... How am I supposed to resist that! Not Fair!
But... We don't really have a protocol for such, and you have been such a diligent, uplifting member....
*Starts whispered conversation with Captain-san*


Fufufu.... ^.^

*perks ears up to eavesdrop*

Quote...Makes me wonder how the Vista rank got above XP, let alone OS X, heehee....


Hyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyype....  Â¯v¯

QuoteAnd since you guys wanted to see the bigger VMS-sama pic:

I kinda messed up by not adding hair highlights, but I am at Vista rank so I think I'm entitled :P


I'm still surprised you said you haven't done anything both futuristic and beautiful, when I've clearly seen that stuff come off your drawing pen.  ^___^
Granted VMS-sama is not Adamantix-futuristic, but she's is cool to a fault and she is beautiful, so what's your worried?  ^^

This in particular is one of the sharpest pics you've made of her, and her eye/expression is so extremely cool and well drawn, with a hint of grace and mystery from the white hairbang draping over her face.  ^.^

QuoteA while back we were discussing a good "military outfit" for RSTS-tan....well, here's my idea for an outfit that all the DECs would have worn...(note: RSTS-tan was included in the pic, but since it's kinda old, I had already done another design for her)


Fufu,... I see now that the Commodore-tans weren't the only ones that followed a military dress code.  ^___^
Course, it looks far more natural on the DEC-tans, given their role.  ^.^
I imagine though that, like the Commodore-tans, the living DEC-tans have more leeway to dress casually now that their quasi-empire has disintegrated.  ^^;

QuoteHere's a non-doggirl RSTS-tan! And I tried to make her design a bit more interesting. I gave her heavier eyelids/features to try and emphasize "bulldog", without making her an actual doggirl.

Also, she owns a bulldog.


I hand it to ya!  She looks cool in that uniform, wielding that GIGANTIC axe.  ^___^
She could easily pass for a Varangian Guardswoman.  ^.^
It's still a matter of seeing her in color, but I really do prefer this take on her.

QuoteVAXELN-tan

Here, she's depicted as a teenager, so I gave her something of a "cadet's" outfit. I'm not sure about hair/eye color, it'll probably be blue to fit in with her family.


Hya!  So you did have a concept in mind for her already, you should've said so before.... ^____^
Cute, and the fact that she's young, cute and stuck forever at the cadet level reminds me of Amiga-tan back when she was a Commodore girl.  I likey! ^__^b

QuoteFreeVMS-chan!

I made her young for a few reasons:

-FreeVMS is young itself (just a couple of years)
-It's a fairly small project

Okay, so two reasons :P Her attitude is that of a consummate VMS-sama worshiper, and she is very strange and unknown.


HAHA!  So she really is like VMS-sama's very own eComstation-tan.  In many ways, I think both VMS and OS/2 are in the same predicament, albeit for reasons that are in complete polar opposites of eachother (OS/2-sama hates the Windows family with a vengeance, while VMS-sama secretly loves them).  Granted sufficient exposure with eachother, perhaps FreeVMS-tan and eCS-tan can,.... collaborate from time to time.  ^.^

Overall looks are fine for sketchwork, but just to let you know her hair is parted a little far back and too far to the left.  Bringing it a little lower (to make her face look wider) should help give her a more youthful look too.  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 11, 2007, 09:44:02 pm
Quote*C-chan flops face-first on the floor*

I give up.... I think I'll just lay here and die of severe Pu-chan deprivation..... X___X

*dies of severe Pu-chan deprivation*


Oh man, just what I need, a dead C-Chan...

*uses Puma-chan beam to start BBQ*

We're having BBQ pork sandwiches tonight!

QuoteYeah, now that I've jogged my memory a bit,... isn't DY the Compaq we fixed up to run Puppy-chan? ^__^


Nice thought, but no ;)

It's our general purpose family laptop...

QuoteI'm still surprised you said you haven't done anything both futuristic and beautiful, when I've clearly seen that stuff come off your drawing pen. ^___^
Granted VMS-sama is not Adamantix-futuristic, but she's is cool to a fault and she is beautiful, so what's your worried? ^^

This in particular is one of the sharpest pics you've made of her, and her eye/expression is so extremely cool and well drawn, with a hint of grace and mystery from the white hairbang draping over her face. ^.^


No worries here ;)

I was merely commenting that it was a good combination of both fashion and futurism. Aside from Leopard-chan, it's a pretty unseen combo, at least at that level.

QuoteFufu,... I see now that the Commodore-tans weren't the only ones that followed a military dress code. ^___^
Course, it looks far more natural on the DEC-tans, given their role. ^.^
I imagine though that, like the Commodore-tans, the living DEC-tans have more leeway to dress casually now that their quasi-empire has disintegrated. ^^;


Yes, but I always supposed they'd be a bit more down-to-earth in their style of dress...

The Commodores were very colorful for their military dress ;)

QuoteI hand it to ya! She looks cool in that uniform, wielding that GIGANTIC axe. ^___^
She could easily pass for a Varangian Guardswoman. ^.^
It's still a matter of seeing her in color, but I really do prefer this take on her.


Hmmm, yes I wasn't quite feeling it with the other design....

QuoteHAHA! So she really is like VMS-sama's very own eComstation-tan. In many ways, I think both VMS and OS/2 are in the same predicament, albeit for reasons that are in complete polar opposites of eachother (OS/2-sama hates the Windows family with a vengeance, while VMS-sama secretly loves them). Granted sufficient exposure with eachother, perhaps FreeVMS-tan and eCS-tan can,.... collaborate from time to time. ^.^


I kinda thought the same thing of VMS and OS/2-sama. I just wasn't going to be the one to say it :P

Speaking of which, I found out something about NT/VMS that would make for a real good OS-tan soap opera storyline XD

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/20th/vmsbook.pdf

Scroll down to page 60 to see what I mean...

o_o

QuoteOverall looks are fine for sketchwork, but just to let you know her hair is parted a little far back and too far to the left. Bringing it a little lower (to make her face look wider) should help give her a more youthful look too. ^.^


I'll have to try that....

Oh yes, and just so you know, there are a couple of my drawings in the MS Paint contest thread, on pgs. 2 and 3....
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 13, 2007, 11:47:01 am
QuoteOh man, just what I need, a dead C-Chan...

*uses Puma-chan beam to start BBQ*

We're having BBQ pork sandwiches tonight!


*C-chan revives instantly*

YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!
PU-CHAN!!!!  PU-CHAN!!!!  COME TA--!!!!  ^V^

*C-chan screams as he gets burned to a crisp*

QuoteNo worries here

I was merely commenting that it was a good combination of both fashion and futurism. Aside from Leopard-chan, it's a pretty unseen combo, at least at that level.


Well here's a little challenge for you,....

Consider making Solaris-sama's power suit.  ^.^
When not dressed as a waitress, or in wannabe-Linux-sama uniform, she sports a very radiant-looking armor.  You think maybe you could try your hand at that, just to prove that you have it in you?  ^v^

QuoteYes, but I always supposed they'd be a bit more down-to-earth in their style of dress...

The Commodores were very colorful for their military dress


Well, you still haven't seen VIC-20 and C128, but yeah,.... Their commercial grade, so have to be a little more flamboyant.  ^____^'

QuoteI kinda thought the same thing of VMS and OS/2-sama. I just wasn't going to be the one to say it :P


Waaah!  She's withholding information..... ;___;

QuoteSpeaking of which, I found out something about NT/VMS that would make for a real good OS-tan soap opera storyline XD

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/20th/vmsbook.pdf

Scroll down to page 60 to see what I mean...


In other words, at some point in time, they HAD to loosely cooperate.  Ah yeah, I think I've seen that happen 12 million times on "All My Children".

(joke:  I'd never watch that even if they paid me too.... T__T)

QuoteOh yes, and just so you know, there are a couple of my drawings in the MS Paint contest thread, on pgs. 2 and 3....


Ah sou,... so THAT'S what you've been doing lately.  -v-

*sigh* I'm not one to venture outside of art and Linux threads anymore, but I may have no choice.  Just for you, I'll consider the voyage to those distant lands.  T.T

Just not at this time.....  -v-

Added after 9 minutes:

Joke:  Yeah, I lied, already saw your pics.  You look quite nice, I have to admit,... but with a callsign like "Bella" it was hard to imagine otherwise.  ^__^

And look,... you dyed your hair pink!

[yells out]  CROSS OFF ANOTHER ONE FROM THE LIST, BOYS!!!  ^V^

Now then,... I believe you still have an airship to fly and a moronic CEO to pawn.  Take your pick.  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 13, 2007, 07:38:50 pm
QuoteWell here's a little challenge for you,....

Consider making Solaris-sama's power suit. ^.^
When not dressed as a waitress, or in wannabe-Linux-sama uniform, she sports a very radiant-looking armor. You think maybe you could try your hand at that, just to prove that you have it in you? ^v^


*acting primadonna-like*

Tah! I simply refuse to!

JK...I could give it a try ;)

QuoteWell, you still haven't seen VIC-20 and C128, but yeah,.... Their commercial grade, so have to be a little more flamboyant. ^____^'


They sound neat :D

QuoteIn other words, at some point in time, they HAD to loosely cooperate. Ah yeah, I think I've seen that happen 12 million times on "All My Children".

(joke: I'd never watch that even if they paid me too.... T__T)


But I guess the irony would be that everyone who knew them would think there was something quite similar about them ;)

I wonder if the Battle Royale came before, or afterward (when VMS-sama was really tiring of NT-san's "antics" or whatever)...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 13, 2007, 11:08:10 pm
Quote*acting primadonna-like*

Tah! I simply refuse to!

JK...I could give it a try


That, or maybe that epic pic of a future open sourced-VMS-sama facing off against an equally-futuristic Linux-sama.  With so many OSes jumping the open sourced bandwagon (MULTICS-sama!  YAY!!!!  ^V^), the future's shaping up to be veeeeeeeery interesting.  ^.^

QuoteThey sound neat


Actually, before I can even resume that pic, I still need to finish our collaborative SAM-chan pic.  She's been neglected for,... like.... forever..... ^^;

QuoteBut I guess the irony would be that everyone who knew them would think there was something quite similar about them

I wonder if the Battle Royale came before, or afterward (when VMS-sama was really tiring of NT-san's "antics" or whatever)...


After, for sure.  VMS-sama thought NT-san was a disgrace when she was born, but then she knew nothing of M$ at the time and secretly wondered if perhaps things would work out after all.

But seeing her daughter (under the tutelage of poor excuses for software engineers) committing all sorts of travesties and performing every security heresy under the book, inevitably creased some nerves.  ^^;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 14, 2007, 03:26:01 pm
QuoteThat, or maybe that epic pic of a future open sourced-VMS-sama facing off against an equally-futuristic Linux-sama. With so many OSes jumping the open sourced bandwagon (MULTICS-sama! YAY!!!! ^V^), the future's shaping up to be veeeeeeeery interesting. ^.^


I shan't be the one who jinxes VMS's open-sourcery :P

Besides which, I did a quick sketch of Solaris-tan already...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/solaris.jpg)

Yeah, she's kinda hot and all, but still lacks the "fashionable" part I think....

I could post this other pic I'm working one, but since it's a holiday pic...for a holiday some month and a half off....I better not ;)

QuoteActually, before I can even resume that pic, I still need to finish our collaborative SAM-chan pic. She's been neglected for,... like.... forever..... ^^;


Honestly, I didn't even know we were working on a collaborative pic of SAM-chan ;)

QuoteAfter, for sure. VMS-sama thought NT-san was a disgrace when she was born, but then she knew nothing of M$ at the time and secretly wondered if perhaps things would work out after all.

But seeing her daughter (under the tutelage of poor excuses for software engineers) committing all sorts of travesties and performing every security heresy under the book, inevitably creased some nerves. ^^;


Forcing those two to work together+not letting NT-tan know their relation+VMS-sama always being told how similar she and NT-tan look/act by co-workers=trying to start a campfire with rocket fuel  o_o
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 15, 2007, 02:33:04 pm
QuoteI shan't be the one who jinxes VMS's open-sourcery :P

Besides which, I did a quick sketch of Solaris-tan already...

Yeah, she's kinda hot and all, but still lacks the "fashionable" part I think....

I could post this other pic I'm working one, but since it's a holiday pic...for a holiday some month and a half off....I better not


Well yeah, it does seem sexy and almost certainly maneuverable.  But it still feels a little too down-to-earth, almost as if she were dressed up like a futuristic cop.  Remember that Solaris-sama used to be quite gawdy and arrogant (and obsessed with godly sun symbolism), so even the latest tests of humility have not diminished her interest in wearing wastefully-flashy and decorative armor.  Like Siya-san was talking about, I think it would help to look at pictures of ancient Egyptian, Persian, Chinese, Thai, Aztec, incan or Indian royal wear (back when elaborate, exotic clothing was almost alien-like), merge them with equally exotic armor from the same time and places, and visualize a modern take on them.

Probably too much work to be worth it, but that's the reason why it's a challenge.  ^.^

QuoteHonestly, I didn't even know we were working on a collaborative pic of SAM-chan


Well, the sketch is still around.  Shall I post it up to prove to the world that A SAM-chan of some sort DOES exist?  ^^;

Sorry, I'm awful, I know.... -.-

QuoteForcing those two to work together+not letting NT-tan know their relation+VMS-sama always being told how similar she and NT-tan look/act by co-workers=trying to start a campfire with rocket fuel


Touche.  ^__^
That reminds me,... surely her relationship with 95-tan at the time (who has absolutely nothing to do with her) is shaky at best, no?  ^^'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 15, 2007, 07:20:00 pm
QuoteWell yeah, it does seem sexy and almost certainly maneuverable. But it still feels a little too down-to-earth, almost as if she were dressed up like a futuristic cop. Remember that Solaris-sama used to be quite gawdy and arrogant (and obsessed with godly sun symbolism), so even the latest tests of humility have not diminished her interest in wearing wastefully-flashy and decorative armor. Like Siya-san was talking about, I think it would help to look at pictures of ancient Egyptian, Persian, Chinese, Thai, Aztec, incan or Indian royal wear (back when elaborate, exotic clothing was almost alien-like), merge them with equally exotic armor from the same time and places, and visualize a modern take on them.

Probably too much work to be worth it, but that's the reason why it's a challenge. ^.^


Toldya so! :P But, really, I was trying to make her a bit impractical looking. I know I failed (gosh! I made 'er too practical!)

But you really should see this Mac-tan (Tiger, Leopard and...Puma-chan!) pic I'm working on. Shame I can't post it for a month so...

In the meantime maybe I can post a young VMS-chan pic...lemme put it this way, VMS's project codename was "Starlet", and I'm going to make her look it!

QuoteWell, the sketch is still around. Shall I post it up to prove to the world that A SAM-chan of some sort DOES exist? ^^;

Sorry, I'm awful, I know.... -.-


My sketch? C'mon, that thing's outdated already :P

QuoteTouche. ^__^
That reminds me,... surely her relationship with 95-tan at the time (who has absolutely nothing to do with her) is shaky at best, no? ^^'


Somehow I think their love of pillaging and plundering (95-tan: Mac and other home PCs...NT-tan: the DECs, Unixware-tan, and other pro OSs) would have been one of the things that held them together in friendship.
But aside from 3.1-sama (who I think NT-tan would have a very "pretty big-sister" attachment to), I never thought a lot about her interactions with the 9x Windows-tans...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 17, 2007, 01:21:02 am
QuoteBut you really should see this Mac-tan (Tiger, Leopard and...Puma-chan!) pic I'm working on. Shame I can't post it for a month so...


*wags tail*  Aw come one, just a little peek.  ^.^

==============

Sorry,... outta time for the rest of the response,... I'll be back though.  ^___^

*dashes off*

Added after 8 hours 39 minutes:

QuoteIn the meantime maybe I can post a young VMS-chan pic...lemme put it this way, VMS's project codename was "Starlet", and I'm going to make her look it!


I think one of your old "young VMS" pics did have her look more like NT-tan than usual.  This should be fun, for sure. ^_______^

*wags tail*

BTW, arrived too late to work on the shading for the DSL siblings, so guess I'll have to wait till tomorrow.  ^.^'

QuoteMy sketch? C'mon, that thing's outdated already :P


Oh rubbish!  In my opinion, the design is still workable.  ^___^
I'll still see what I can do, but I'm worried I'm stretching myself thin yet again.  -.-'

Baka C-chan....

QuoteSomehow I think their love of pillaging and plundering (95-tan: Mac and other home PCs...NT-tan: the DECs, Unixware-tan, and other pro OSs) would have been one of the things that held them together in friendship.
But aside from 3.1-sama (who I think NT-tan would have a very "pretty big-sister" attachment to), I never thought a lot about her interactions with the 9x Windows-tans...


Honestly, could never afford VMS-sama the time to think through that either.  But I figured you woud, and those are some interesting initial observations.  Certainly SOUNDS plausible anyway.  ^____^

Speaking of which, your latest Painter drawing with the Linux, Solaris and MS users quieting down the Mac and PC was ":da Bomb!"  ^___~

We could really use them to do something about this,.......... video..... ^^;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkrn6ecxthM
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 17, 2007, 12:22:23 pm
QuoteI think one of your old "young VMS" pics did have her look more like NT-tan than usual. This should be fun, for sure. ^_______^

*wags tail*


Well, this is going to be a pic of VMS-chan on her first day on the job!

Back when she was a scrabble-playing prodigy...(if you don't get the reference, go back and check that VMS pdf file, or just ask ;) )

QuoteOh rubbish! In my opinion, the design is still workable. ^___^


I beg to differ  ;070

QuoteHonestly, could never afford VMS-sama the time to think through that either. But I figured you woud, and those are some interesting initial observations. Certainly SOUNDS plausible anyway. ^____^


Yes, ever since I first started reading about VMS I saw a lot of potential for a great character....

QuoteSpeaking of which, your latest Painter drawing with the Linux, Solaris and MS users quieting down the Mac and PC was ":da Bomb!" ^___~


XD...see how I made VMS a sorta survivalist-type? A joke about how VMS is touted as disaster-proof....not sure what that means, but I should probably figure out how to work that aspect into the -tan...

QuoteWe could really use them to do something about this,.......... video..... ^^;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkrn6ecxthM


Did you see that on Yahoo, too? I actually remember seeing on this some time back last summer...

Still no Linux dude/girl....They need representation!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 17, 2007, 11:14:39 pm
QuoteXD...see how I made VMS a sorta survivalist-type? A joke about how VMS is touted as disaster-proof....not sure what that means, but I should probably figure out how to work that aspect into the -tan...


Fufufu,... well the camo fatigues and semi-automatic were kind of a dead-giveaway.  ^.^'

QuoteDid you see that on Yahoo, too? I actually remember seeing on this some time back last summer...

Still no Linux dude/girl....They need representation!


Guilty as charged!  i actually saw that yesterday on my friend's Mac, after I had successfully restored internet service.  We had a laugh about the first couple of minutes,... after that,..... it was just plain freaky.  0__0'
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 18, 2007, 09:37:34 pm
QuoteGuilty as charged! i actually saw that yesterday on my friend's Mac, after I had successfully restored internet service. We had a laugh about the first couple of minutes,... after that,..... it was just plain freaky. 0__0'


LOL!

Yeah, the hot tub part was... o_o

Anyhow, here's a screenshot of my latest RSTS-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/untitled-16.jpg)

I'm also working on a picture with the *official DEC uniform*, but I dunno what the colors should be...red and white were the colors on the DEC logo, but those are pretty....strong colors...

So I'm not sure if I should make the actual uniform like a reddish-gray color with red and white accents or what. Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 18, 2007, 11:32:26 pm
QuoteYeah, the hot tub part was...  


*C-chan sets brain on fire*

Let us never speak of it again.  ^___^

*runs around screaming maniacally*

QuoteAnyhow, here's a screenshot of my latest RSTS-tan:


Okay!  Well first, some reference material:

Original vector sketch:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/211rsts.png)

Revised preconcept sketch:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/dec5.jpg)

Right off the bat I notice a HUGE improvement over the original vector sketch.  Whereas the previous bulldog look made her look a bit juvenile and modern for a system of her age, the new look (complete with long hair and stern expression) grants her the level of maturity and fierceness I know you're after.  ^___^

The groundwork is set for an excellent picture!  ^v^
However, just want to point out now that her neck is sloping up outward instead of inward.  If you remember my observations about the UNIX-sama sketch you PM'd to me shortly before your photography tour, I think they apply here too to an extent.  

QuoteI'm also working on a picture with the *official DEC uniform*, but I dunno what the colors should be...red and white were the colors on the DEC logo, but those are pretty....strong colors...

So I'm not sure if I should make the actual uniform like a reddish-gray color with red and white accents or what. Any help would be appreciated.


Fufufu,.... not to worry.  Combining red and white in uniforms may not be as unfashionable as you make it sound.  ^___^

(http://www.costumesofnashua.com/CNWebSite105/Active905/Pages/CostumeRental/Colonial/Pics%20Colonial/ColoniR90822.jpg) (http://www.cmhg.gc.ca/cmh/book_images/high/v2_c1_s01_ss03_01.jpg) (http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/riley/787/Napoleon/Austria/Arme/austria_110.jpg) (http://www.diggerhistory2.info/graveyards/images/equip-uniforms-badges/tk-01.jpg)

Not sure if mixing and matching red and white would be better than having one component (like the coat) be red and some other color (black? or this reddish grey?), whilte another component (such as an undershirt, or skirt/pants) feature all the white.  

Sadly, you know I'm a bit of a fashion disaster, so this may be the extent of my assistance.... at least for now.  ^.^;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Siya on November 19, 2007, 12:48:21 am
Quote from: "Bella"I'm also working on a picture with the *official DEC uniform*, but I dunno what the colors should be...red and white were the colors on the DEC logo, but those are pretty....strong colors...

So I'm not sure if I should make the actual uniform like a reddish-gray color with red and white accents or what. Any help would be appreciated.

Red and white should be fine for a uniform.  As C-chan touched on, if you look at pictures of the British redcoats from the time of the 1780's you will see ton's of bright white and red working together, brilliantly.  
From the look you have going, you could even take a peak at Dante, from Devil May Cry.  I don't think it's exactly the white/red theme your talking about, but it may be encouraging or helpful all the same.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 19, 2007, 05:13:57 pm
QuoteRight off the bat I notice a HUGE improvement over the original vector sketch. Whereas the previous bulldog look made her look a bit juvenile and modern for a system of her age, the new look (complete with long hair and stern expression) grants her the level of maturity and fierceness I know you're after. ^___^

The groundwork is set for an excellent picture! ^v^
However, just want to point out now that her neck is sloping up outward instead of inward. If you remember my observations about the UNIX-sama sketch you PM'd to me shortly before your photography tour, I think they apply here too to an extent.


Thanks! Yeah, the first one seemed a little to youthful, I agree. I'll have to fix that...

Though lately I've kinda run out of vectorizing steam (yeah, I run on steam :P), so I've mostly been sketching.

I've started drawing another holiday sketch...it's not the Mac one, though, and I ain't saying what the group is. Okay, it's one of my favorite OS-tan groups. And it's not the DECs or the NT family, either, one of my other favorites.

Not to mention this Amiga-sama drawing I may do, along with a couple of other characters from the Binteji Renmei. Another favorite group of OS-tans...(I admit I like them all!)

And I still want to do a Multics-sama picture. I just can't decide if I should draw (or I should say vectorize/color) ol' Multics-sama, or Open Sourceress Multics-sama.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 20, 2007, 12:12:31 pm
QuoteThanks! Yeah, the first one seemed a little to youthful, I agree. I'll have to fix that...


You'll HAVE to fix it, or you FIXED it?  ^___^

QuoteThough lately I've kinda run out of vectorizing steam (yeah, I run on steam :P), so I've mostly been sketching.


Oh no!  Bella-san's running out of steam!! No!!  ^0^
Well no worries, though,... at least you tried it and got a lot of beautiful stuff generated.  ^___^

*recalls UNIX-sama meeting and Leopard-chan chasing after iPhone-tan*

QuoteI've started drawing another holiday sketch...it's not the Mac one, though, and I ain't saying what the group is. Okay, it's one of my favorite OS-tan groups. And it's not the DECs or the NT family, either, one of my other favorites.


*Nix? ^__^

QuoteNot to mention this Amiga-sama drawing I may do, along with a couple of other characters from the Binteji Renmei. Another favorite group of OS-tans...(I admit I like them all!)


It's a shame Miggy-chan's a peacemaker,... otherwise, I would've loved to have added her into our club.  ^.^

QuoteAnd I still want to do a Multics-sama picture. I just can't decide if I should draw (or I should say vectorize/color) ol' Multics-sama, or Open Sourceress Multics-sama.


Well you already have the Multics-sama of Yore sketched....

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/212.jpg)

So my advice is to just finish that one first.  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 20, 2007, 08:52:38 pm
QuoteYou'll HAVE to fix it, or you FIXED it? ^___^


I'll get around to it : \

QuoteOh no! Bella-san's running out of steam!! No!! ^0^
Well no worries, though,... at least you tried it and got a lot of beautiful stuff generated. ^___^

*recalls UNIX-sama meeting and Leopard-chan chasing after iPhone-tan*


Meh. Steam's a renewable resource :P

Quote*Nix? ^__^


*giddy giggle*

I refuse to say!

*tsk tsk*

QuoteIt's a shame Miggy-chan's a peacemaker,... otherwise, I would've loved to have added her into our club. ^.^


Oh, I nearly suggested we add "Amigans" into our club name ;)

Now that I think about it, OS/2ers would have been a good addition, too....

: | Oh well....

QuoteSo my advice is to just finish that one first. ^.^


That's all well and good, but right now I just thought of a great Mac pun I could capitalize on! Boot Camp!

*imagines Tiger-tan and Leopard-tan in strangely frilly camouflage dresses...*

But then again, I kinda wanted to do that other picture. I guess compared to all the Sasekos running about, a few more Leopards and Tiger-tans won't hurt ;)

Yes, I have a serious lack of focus O__<

But just to prove I can get something accomplished, here's a few sketches that have been lying around...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/400.jpg)

There's young VMS-sama on the left...I made her outfit sorta militariesqe with a slightly cutesy look to it...course, she would soon abandon all cutesiness in favor of working on her fighting ability...

And to the left is Puma-chan! But not just any old Puma-chan, gothic lolita Puma-chan!

I dunno if the hat gives it away, but this was going to go in that *far off holiday* pic I was working on...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/401.jpg)

Oddly pirate-ish looking Ubuntu-san! I give you this is lieu of Solaris-tan, which I was at a loss for regrettably...Kinda taking Siya's advice, I just threw together a bunch of different styles and made them work together and this is the end result ;)

I kinda made her look a bit flirty and sweet cause I think Ubuntu is like the Linux equivalent of XP (YES, I do know technically LinuxXP and Linspire are, but I mean in terms of number of fans, user friendliness, clean good looks, etc)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 21, 2007, 12:03:22 pm
QuoteI'll get around to it : \


No, what I meant to say was that you're saying you're going to fix it (future tense) when in fact you technically already fixed it (present tense) with your latest RSTS-tan.  So as far as that's concerned, you're done.  ^^

Quote
Oh, I nearly suggested we add "Amigans" into our club name

Now that I think about it, OS/2ers would have been a good addition, too....

: | Oh well.... /


Well okay,... if it does prove popular, maybe we could add Amigans and OS/2 users in there eventually.  ^___^
(or for that matter, VMS users)

Pretty soon, the logo's gonna look "Brady Bunchish" -- not sure if the Vista flag could take any more abuse.  Fufufu... ^.^

QuoteThat's all well and good, but right now I just thought of a great Mac pun I could capitalize on! Boot Camp!

*imagines Tiger-tan and Leopard-tan in strangely frilly camouflage dresses...*


I'm game for frilly camouflaged dresses.  'v'

QuoteYes, I have a serious lack of focus O__<


Would that make you my Sister-in-Arms then?  ^___<

QuoteThere's young VMS-sama on the left...I made her outfit sorta militariesqe with a slightly cutesy look to it...course, she would soon abandon all cutesiness in favor of working on her fighting ability...


OMG!!  TRES CUTE and very NT-like!!!  ^_____^
She reminds me a little of a nurse, though, but it's likely just because there's no color yet.  ^^

QuoteAnd to the left is Puma-chan! But not just any old Puma-chan, gothic lolita Puma-chan!


PU-CHAN!!!!!!!!!!!
PU-CHAN!!!!!!!!!!!
PU-CHAN!!!!!!!!!!!
PU-CHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;^0^;

Gin-sama ain't got nothing on Loli-Goth Pu!!  Ph34r the p0w3r of the PU!!!!!!!!!!  `v'

QuoteI dunno if the hat gives it away, but this was going to go in that *far off holiday* pic I was working on...


I'm actually having trouble reading what it says on the hat.  ^^'
Either that, or I'm too busy drooling over her.  ^v^'

QuoteOddly pirate-ish looking Ubuntu-san! I give you this is lieu of Solaris-tan, which I was at a loss for regrettably...Kinda taking Siya's advice, I just threw together a bunch of different styles and made them work together and this is the end result


Fufu... no worries,... eventually I'll have to draw Solaris-tan in her battle suit, so I'll see if I can put my money where my mouth is.  ^^

You say she's a pirate, but with THAT dress Ubuntu-san seems more ready to go to a ball!  ^.^
Very very very very lovely and elegant design you created, but unless the coloring will help, not sure if it matches your intended purpose.  Not necessarily that that's a bad thing, though.  ^^

QuoteI kinda made her look a bit flirty and sweet cause I think Ubuntu is like the Linux equivalent of XP (YES, I do know technically LinuxXP and Linspire are, but I mean in terms of number of fans, user friendliness, clean good looks, etc)


Ubuntu-san definitely should ooze with sweetness.  ^__^
Reminds me of this silly thing here I read some time ago:

http://geeks-have-feelings-too.net/if-linux-distributions-were-women/
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 21, 2007, 10:41:02 pm
QuoteNo, what I meant to say was that you're saying you're going to fix it (future tense) when in fact you technically already fixed it (present tense) with your latest RSTS-tan. So as far as that's concerned, you're done. ^^


@___@

If you say so :P

QuoteWell okay,... if it does prove popular, maybe we could add Amigans and OS/2 users in there eventually. ^___^
(or for that matter, VMS users)

Pretty soon, the logo's gonna look "Brady Bunchish" -- not sure if the Vista flag could take any more abuse. Fufufu... ^.^


*starts humming Brady Bunch theme*

But seriously, how many OS/2ers or VMS Bigots (<as they like to be called XD) do we have here?

I mean to say, aside from those who are fans of VMS and OS/2 vicariously though their NT-based OS ;)

QuoteI'm game for frilly camouflaged dresses. 'v'


Whooohoo!

QuoteWould that make you my Sister-in-Arms then? ^___<


LOL...No, I do believe you have much better focus than I....

I have a serious problem with doing half a vector sketch and then giving up on it : | I really have to be motivated to finish it...

QuoteOMG!! TRES CUTE and very NT-like!!! ^_____^
She reminds me a little of a nurse, though, but it's likely just because there's no color yet. ^^


I actually wanted it to look like a sort of utilitarian, "cadet outfit" that the helpers (or maybe some of the older DEC-tans) fixed up into a cute little dress for the newbie...along with a pair of boot-style Mary Jane shoes. I dunno if they came out so well, though...

After all, those DEC folks were very resourceful ;)

QuoteGin-sama ain't got nothing on Loli-Goth Pu!! Ph34r the p0w3r of the PU!!!!!!!!!! `v'


Yeah, I really want to finish this pic...at least I've got a lot of time :P

Fufu... no worries,... eventually I'll have to draw Solaris-tan in her battle suit, so I'll see if I can put my money where my mouth is. ^^

QuoteYou say she's a pirate, but with THAT dress Ubuntu-san seems more ready to go to a ball! ^.^
Very very very very lovely and elegant design you created, but unless the coloring will help, not sure if it matches your intended purpose. Not necessarily that that's a bad thing, though. ^^


No, I wasn't really going for a pirate look...I guess the corset and her hairstyle sorta gave me that feeling...

The coloring, in contrast to the very busy design on the dress, I'm intending to be very subtle and earth-toned, with some bright red, yellow and orange accents, of course...

QuoteUbuntu-san definitely should ooze with sweetness. ^__^
Reminds me of this silly thing here I read some time ago:

http://geeks-have-feelings-too.net/if-linux-distributions-were-women/


Lawl....

I guess I'm a bit PO'd by that link to the other site about if Mac, Unix and Windows were women :P

Though the Windows one sorta fit a non-NT Windows to a tee, so it can be forgiven XD

As for Ubuntu-san, I had a funny thought that every time she encounters a Windows-tan, she tries to get them to befriend her open source program buddies (cause when you load the liveCD, a list of open source Windows programs that can be installed comes up)...

I've always seen her as quite peaceful with most...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 23, 2007, 02:11:40 pm
So I'm pretty tired, as we got up at, like, three in the morning last night to go to a Black Friday sale at a department store. The funniest thing happened, though, while I was waiting outside for an hour in the 20 degree weather...Put simply, I believe, technologically, there are several groups in my home state:

Mac Evangelists, people who have Macs but also use PCs, people who will, have, or are currently using Linux, people who have installed Linux onto a old machine, and people who love Windows XP.

So, we're all lined up,  talking with each other to keep ourselves busy till they open the store doors. This older guy, probably in his 60's, starts talking with my family.

Meanwhile, the people behind me are having a spirited discussion...about Windows Vista...and, well, how much they dislikes it.

Then the guy ahead of us, the older guy, starts talking about the same thing. Long story short, in less than five minutes we're all talking about how great XP is and how eerily accurate those new Mac ads are--This woman was saying how her co-worker had to get a new printer because the old one just wouldn't work with his computer O____O

So then, the topic turns to Linux. The guy starts with a story, about his wife's Windows 98 machine...which finally crashed and burned one day. So, what does he do but...you guessed it...install Linux onto it! I'm like, whoa, I did the same thing! So we start talking about the gPCs and stuff...

And about ten seconds before the store doors open, he mentions he worked on mainframes ;)

O___o

Small world, eh?

Anyhow, my latest vector sketch:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/401jpg.png)

Added after a while

A sketch for that holiday pic I mentioned...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/402-2.jpg)

*gasp* It's a *nix-tan pic! Who'd of thought that?

I should really explain what's going on...as we know, Unix-sama carries a aluminum staff. Well, there just happens to be a pseudo-holiday called Festivus:

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

...Where the celebration is centered around an aluminum rod. So...I just kinda put the two together ;)

Linux-sama, SCO-tan, Solaris-tan and Puppy-chan are around the tree; Slackware-chan is agreeing with Unix-sama (of course). In the background I drew IRIX-tan, putting on a holiday light show...just about everyone is ignoring her except for PCLOS-tan....XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 24, 2007, 11:24:32 pm
Wow!  There's chock full of stuff to reply to here.  ^^

Give me a sec while I finish swooning.  -v-

*swoons*

Added after 40 minutes:

Quote*starts humming Brady Bunch theme*

But seriously, how many OS/2ers or VMS Bigots (<as they like to be called XD) do we have here?

I mean to say, aside from those who are fans of VMS and OS/2 vicariously though their NT-based OS


Hmmm,....  *ponders*

# of OS/2ers that have appeared at OSC:  1  [A-chain-san,... our only Japanese artist to date... ^.^)

# of VMS Bigots that have appeared at OSC:  0.5 (Bella-san,... in progress anyway... ^v^)

QuoteLOL...No, I do believe you have much better focus than I....

I have a serious problem with doing half a vector sketch and then giving up on it : | I really have to be motivated to finish it...


I'm not really one to talk, but I do now recall a certain picture with a certain Mac OS8-tan that didn't get finished.  ^.^
I still believe I annoyed you to death with that one, so the guilt still lingers.  ^___^;

QuoteI actually wanted it to look like a sort of utilitarian, "cadet outfit" that the helpers (or maybe some of the older DEC-tans) fixed up into a cute little dress for the newbie...along with a pair of boot-style Mary Jane shoes. I dunno if they came out so well, though...

After all, those DEC folks were very resourceful


Yep, it came out perfectly.  ^__^
And that's so sweet of them, though,... seems like VMS-sama was quite the apple of their eye for a while.  ^v^

QuoteI guess I'm a bit PO'd by that link to the other site about if Mac, Unix and Windows were women :P

Though the Windows one sorta fit a non-NT Windows to a tee, so it can be forgiven XD


OMG, I hadn't seen that one!  ^______^;

yeah, that was,........ a bit more lopsided.  ^^;

QuoteAs for Ubuntu-san, I had a funny thought that every time she encounters a Windows-tan, she tries to get them to befriend her open source program buddies (cause when you load the liveCD, a list of open source Windows programs that can be installed comes up)...


Yeah, when I first saw that at work, I thought that was very nice of Canonical to do that.  ^^
Course,... it does come at a price,... including Open Source Windows programs means less space available for preinstalled applications in the LiveCD.  ^^;

Something like Knoppix, for example, just autoruns a website instead.

QuoteI've always seen her as quite peaceful with most...


Compassionate too.  ^^

QuoteSo I'm pretty tired, as we got up at, like, three in the morning last night to go to a Black Friday sale at a department store. The funniest thing happened, though, while I was waiting outside for an hour in the 20 degree weather...Put simply, I believe, technologically, there are several groups in my home state:

Mac Evangelists, people who have Macs but also use PCs, people who will, have, or are currently using Linux, people who have installed Linux onto a old machine, and people who love Windows XP.

So, we're all lined up, talking with each other to keep ourselves busy till they open the store doors. This older guy, probably in his 60's, starts talking with my family.

Meanwhile, the people behind me are having a spirited discussion...about Windows Vista...and, well, how much they dislikes it.

Then the guy ahead of us, the older guy, starts talking about the same thing. Long story short, in less than five minutes we're all talking about how great XP is and how eerily accurate those new Mac ads are--This woman was saying how her co-worker had to get a new printer because the old one just wouldn't work with his computer O____O

So then, the topic turns to Linux. The guy starts with a story, about his wife's Windows 98 machine...which finally crashed and burned one day. So, what does he do but...you guessed it...install Linux onto it! I'm like, whoa, I did the same thing! So we start talking about the gPCs and stuff...

And about ten seconds before the store doors open, he mentions he worked on mainframes

O___o

Small world, eh?


Wow!  I could almost swear that you might've gotten in line with whoever wrote this article:

http://jhansonxi.blogspot.com/2007/11/my-linux-aspected-black-friday-assault.html

As you say, small world!  ^.^

Still,... I'm sure it must've made you feel great to participate so expertly in this kind of discussion.  Did it surprise any of these people (especially the older guy) that you were fairly well-versed with Linux, Unix, mainframes and such?  Did you mention MULTICS by any chance?  Or all the drawings we do?

QuoteAnyhow, my latest vector sketch:


Aw YEAH!!!!!!!!!  Now THIS is how Ubuntu-san is meant to look like!!!!  ^V^

Though it's a vector sketch, it's already drop-dead impressive!  ^__^
Your trademark expertise with drapery really shows its mark here, as does your effective use of frills.  ^___^
Color scheme is also something to be expected from a great fashion designer in the making, although I should ask if those shoulderless sleeves are meant to give her non-battle attire a hint of an "XP Pro-tan" look (especially since you said she reminds you of her).  ^.^

QuoteA sketch for that holiday pic I mentioned...
*gasp* It's a *nix-tan pic! Who'd of thought that?

I should really explain what's going on...as we know, Unix-sama carries a aluminum staff. Well, there just happens to be a pseudo-holiday called Festivus:

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

...Where the celebration is centered around an aluminum rod. So...I just kinda put the two together

Linux-sama, SCO-tan, Solaris-tan and Puppy-chan are around the tree; Slackware-chan is agreeing with Unix-sama (of course). In the background I drew IRIX-tan, putting on a holiday light show...just about everyone is ignoring her except for PCLOS-tan....XD


BWAHAHA!!!!!!  ^V^
This is definitely funnier if you skim through the Wiki article at least.  ^_______^
Poor girls,... spending all that time setting up the tree, just to have it invite UNIX-sama's seal of disapproval.  ^.^

In any event, this sketch is definitely what I've come to expect from your work,... witty, cute, ingeniuous and above all, multifaceted!  ^v^

UNIX-sama is looking even cooler than she normally does,... I have to say her design is becoming quite natural to you.  

Slackware-tan just makes a brief cameo appearance, so there's not much tos ay other than that she really does seem like a bit of a suck-up.  ^.^

Linux-sama is looking even more and more elegant with each drawing,... you really get the sense that she ages very well, like a fine wine.  ^____^

IRIX-tan makes a brief cameo appearance, and you definitely got the hint that her preconcept SCREAMS for a futuristic visor thing of sorts.  ^.^

PCLOS-tan doesn't get much of a cameo either, but still looks adorable facefaulting.  ^^

Solaris-sama is looking unusually cheerful, but I detect a small hint of... "imitation"... of the girl standing not but three feet away from her.  ^.^

SCO-tan looks as bratty as ever, no doubt put in Xmas detail against her will (or she might've not abandoned the opportunity to lob a few more accusations against Linux-sama, sore loser that she is).  ^________^

Puppy-chan, though, is absolutely OOZING with major cute factor.  ^v^

Her size, face, ears, dress, expression,... simply priceless!  ^___^
This will definitely get logged under the innumerable pictures that demand to be colored!  ^^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 25, 2007, 05:20:38 pm
Quote# of OS/2ers that have appeared at OSC: 1 [A-chain-san,... our only Japanese artist to date... ^.^)

# of VMS Bigots that have appeared at OSC: 0.5 (Bella-san,... in progress anyway... ^v^)


Wow, I didn't know we ever had any Japanese artists...

As for my VMS Bigot status...like I said before, it's vicariously though my *never BSOD'd outside of that motherboard incident* NT-based OS ;)

QuoteI'm not really one to talk, but I do now recall a certain picture with a certain Mac OS8-tan that didn't get finished. ^.^
I still believe I annoyed you to death with that one, so the guilt still lingers. ^___^;


No, I was still fairly confounded with vector sketching at the time....once I finally figured out what I was doing I could finish stuff up...

QuoteYep, it came out perfectly. ^__^
And that's so sweet of them, though,... seems like VMS-sama was quite the apple of their eye for a while. ^v^


I think VMS was something of a "flagship OS" for DEC...

QuoteYeah, when I first saw that at work, I thought that was very nice of Canonical to do that. ^^


...I see it as them saying, hey, even if you use Windows you can still try to get some good out of it ;)

QuoteStill,... I'm sure it must've made you feel great to participate so expertly in this kind of discussion. Did it surprise any of these people (especially the older guy) that you were fairly well-versed with Linux, Unix, mainframes and such? Did you mention MULTICS by any chance? Or all the drawings we do?


Nah, the discussion didn't get quite that deep...It seems when I talking with someone for the first time, I try to listen to what they have to say. I hate coming off like a know-it-all or something ;)

Oddly, though, nobody's ever surprised to hear I use Linux...like I said before, I think half of the state has at some point XD

QuoteAw YEAH!!!!!!!!! Now THIS is how Ubuntu-san is meant to look like!!!! ^V^

Though it's a vector sketch, it's already drop-dead impressive! ^__^
Your trademark expertise with drapery really shows its mark here, as does your effective use of frills. ^___^
Color scheme is also something to be expected from a great fashion designer in the making, although I should ask if those shoulderless sleeves are meant to give her non-battle attire a hint of an "XP Pro-tan" look (especially since you said she reminds you of her). ^.^


Yes, the sleeves are XP-tan inspired.

She still comes off a bit pirate-ish to me, though ;) Not that it's a bad thing hehee...

QuoteBWAHAHA!!!!!! ^V^
This is definitely funnier if you skim through the Wiki article at least. ^_______^


And did you read some of the rituals of Festivus? Somehow I think they'd go over big in the Unix family...Like the Airing of Grievances...It consists of lashing out at others and the world about how one has been disappointed in the past year...

SCO-tan could certainly add some spice to that; What with all the lawsuits/riots/injuries/attempted killings/etc perpetrated by half of the family against her and vice versa...

QuotePoor girls,... spending all that time setting up the tree, just to have it invite UNIX-sama's seal of disapproval. ^.^


Unix-sama doesn't have time for lights and garland! Keep it simple! :P

QuoteUNIX-sama is looking even cooler than she normally does,... I have to say her design is becoming quite natural to you.


I tried to make her look a little more well dressed and elegant, because it's the holidays! It's the time of year that family and friends she would never see at any other time come out of the woodwork!

*imagines BSD-based OS X catgirls showing up on doorstep with...heehee....fruitcake*

QuoteSlackware-tan just makes a brief cameo appearance, so there's not much tos ay other than that she really does seem like a bit of a suck-up. ^.^


O RLY? :P

QuoteLinux-sama is looking even more and more elegant with each drawing,... you really get the sense that she ages very well, like a fine wine. ^____^


I a bit peeved, though, that I cannot draw two consecutive Linux-samas that look the same XD

Oh well, she enjoys being on the cutting edge! And trying new looks and outfits. Yeah, that'll be my excuse...

QuoteSCO-tan looks as bratty as ever, no doubt put in Xmas detail against her will (or she might've not abandoned the opportunity to lob a few more accusations against Linux-sama, sore loser that she is). ^________^


I have no idea how I'm to work this in, but I had the thought the paper chain she's dressing the tree with is made of her old lawsuit documents and court orders XD


QuotePuppy-chan, though, is absolutely OOZING with major cute factor. ^v^

Her size, face, ears, dress, expression,... simply priceless! ^___^


I tried to make her look a little intimidated by her seniors ;) Especially Unix-sama.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Alfamille on November 26, 2007, 01:37:09 am
QuotePuppy-chan, though, is absolutely OOZING with major cute factor. ^v^

Her size, face, ears, dress, expression,... simply priceless! ^___^
This will definitely get logged under the innumerable pictures that demand to be colored! ^^


She still look attractive at that angle. Nice job Bella!  ;010
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 26, 2007, 12:46:21 pm
QuoteWow, I didn't know we ever had any Japanese artists...


He was only around intermittently for about three weeks.  H-artist though, but great guy and a genius of OS/2.  The link to his site should be in our Wiki links (NSFW, though).  ^___^'

QuoteNo, I was still fairly confounded with vector sketching at the time....once I finally figured out what I was doing I could finish stuff up...


*guilt dispels*

Oh, okay.  That's a load off my shoulders.  ^____________^

Quote...I see it as them saying, hey, even if you use Windows you can still try to get some good out of it


Actually, now that I recall, their Freedom Toasters also "sell" CDs filled with Open Source software.  

http://www.freedomtoaster.org/

Guess the reasoning behind it is the same -- besides, if you get used to Firefox, Pidgin, Open Office, GIMP, GnuCash, Inkscape, etc in Windows, then there's less stuff to hold you back in case you decide to try something new.  ^^

QuoteNah, the discussion didn't get quite that deep...It seems when I talking with someone for the first time, I try to listen to what they have to say. I hate coming off like a know-it-all or something

Oddly, though, nobody's ever surprised to hear I use Linux...like I said before, I think half of the state has at some point XD


Well that sounds like paradise to me.  ^^
Around where I live, work and travel, it's very rare to have anyone think about technical issues to begin with, let alone know about Linux.  So at least as far as those matters are concerned I end up doing most of the talking.  ^^;

QuoteYes, the sleeves are XP-tan inspired.

She still comes off a bit pirate-ish to me, though Not that it's a bad thing hehee...


Hot damn!  If pirates look like her, then cut off my left leg and buy me a parrot!  *v*

QuoteAnd did you read some of the rituals of Festivus? Somehow I think they'd go over big in the Unix family...Like the Airing of Grievances...It consists of lashing out at others and the world about how one has been disappointed in the past year...

SCO-tan could certainly add some spice to that; What with all the lawsuits/riots/injuries/attempted killings/etc perpetrated by half of the family against her and vice versa...


OMG, that sounds... riot-inducing.  ^v^;

Great time for Solaris-sama to lash out at Linux-sama for calling her "Indiana" line of clothing,...... "uninspiring".  ^^

QuoteI tried to make her look a little more well dressed and elegant, because it's the holidays! It's the time of year that family and friends she would never see at any other time come out of the woodwork!

*imagines BSD-based OS X catgirls showing up on doorstep with...heehee....fruitcake*


Like I said before,... riot-inducing.  ^V^;

*imagines Plan 9-tan and FreeB-chan performing their traditional party-crashing*

*imagines OS-9-tan trying to slip in pretending to be one of the family*

You do realize that pooling together every known Unix and Linux variant (and respective knock-offs) is not only a recipe for disaster,... but could also violate the Occupancy laws of most stadiums.  @____@;

QuoteI have no idea how I'm to work this in, but I had the thought the paper chain she's dressing the tree with is made of her old lawsuit documents and court orders XD


Oh that's easy.  ^___^
Just type out any old nonsense in legalese, convert to a path, then rotate/scale/skew it so that they fit in any part of the chain that's face-up.  ^.^

QuoteI tried to make her look a little intimidated by her seniors  Especially Unix-sama.


*hugs Puppy-tan and bawls*

GAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!  Poor Puppy-chan!!!!!  ^0^

Don't worry, cutie!  The C-chan is here to protect you!  ^-^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 26, 2007, 10:46:22 pm
Now that I've achieved GNU/Linux rank...

Tales from a Former DAU: Linux edition
For years, Windows was the only OS I worked with, the only one I ever gave any interest to. And it was the only one I knew by name. The first time, however, that I wondered about what else was out there was a while ago, four or five years if it was a day.
I saw an IBM commercial ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=EwL0G9wK8j4 ) where they spoke of a system called "Linux"; I thought it was quite an odd ad, but it made me wonder exactly what this mysterious Linux was.
Of course, MS Encarta Encyclopedia is no place to research competing OSs; it gave me a strange hint that it was a free OS originating in Finland, but really nothing more. My interest went dormant for a long while; it was some time last winter (the previous winter working a bit with OS X showed me the world outside of Windows), that I started to research Linux, and started to learn of it's interesting history and "exotic properties", like virus resistance, stability, and it's inner workings being open to the public. The fact that many of these OS's were developed by individuals and groups for the betterment of computing and weren't driven by money-hungry corporations greatly intrigued me, as well.

Of course, I was far to afraid to give it a try; for a lack of knowing how, and for the fact that my family was a variable den of Windows Zealots (though it should be noted they have since had major epiphanies, and are now more akin to Apple fans XD).
The first time I gave the notion of running Linux was on our old Win98 machine, an old computer than had been sitting idle in our basement, unused for three years.
After a lot of help from our incredible forum members here, I finally got Puppy Linux up and running on it, and later Zenwalk. Afterward I tried running various OSs on my laptop, and have since settled with running Ubuntu on a VM. Actually, I'm writing from Ubuntu right now.

So here's to Linux, the second OS I ever learned of, the second I ever used at any extent!

Oh yeah, and here's some artwork...

Here's beta-ish Ubuntu-sama!!!

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/401deltaBjpg.png)

And a closeup of her eyes/face:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/rect7291.png)

And while we're at it, a closeup of my avi:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/closeup.png)

QuoteHe was only around intermittently for about three weeks. H-artist though, but great guy and a genius of OS/2. The link to his site should be in our Wiki links (NSFW, though). ^___^'


O___o

Ooookkay....

QuoteActually, now that I recall, their Freedom Toasters also "sell" CDs filled with Open Source software.

http://www.freedomtoaster.org/

Guess the reasoning behind it is the same -- besides, if you get used to Firefox, Pidgin, Open Office, GIMP, GnuCash, Inkscape, etc in Windows, then there's less stuff to hold you back in case you decide to try something new. ^^


I've sorta been meaning to try out Open Office on Windows...

QuoteWell that sounds like paradise to me. ^^
Around where I live, work and travel, it's very rare to have anyone think about technical issues to begin with, let alone know about Linux. So at least as far as those matters are concerned I end up doing most of the talking. ^^;


That's odd...just about everyone I know has heard of Linux, even if it's only just as "that free OS".

QuoteHot damn! If pirates look like her, then cut off my left leg and buy me a parrot! *v*


*gets saw*

Kinfolk! We's having Ham hock t'night!

Just kidding, just kidding!

QuoteOMG, that sounds... riot-inducing. ^v^;

Great time for Solaris-sama to lash out at Linux-sama for calling her "Indiana" line of clothing,...... "uninspiring". ^^


LOL!

But this may also be a prime time for the ol' microkernel V. monolithic kernel debate, the classic Windows doppleganger argument, etc...

QuoteLike I said before,... riot-inducing. ^V^;

*imagines Plan 9-tan and FreeB-chan performing their traditional party-crashing*

*imagines OS-9-tan trying to slip in pretending to be one of the family*

You do realize that pooling together every known Unix and Linux variant (and respective knock-offs) is not only a recipe for disaster,... but could also violate the Occupancy laws of most stadiums. @____@;


Well they probably wouldn't mind Plan9 and FreeB-tan if they didn't keep trying to necromance/eat everything in sight XD

Let alone Inferno-chan...she's unwelcome cause she'd melt all those ice sculptures :P

OS9-tan would probably pass, least till she started ragging on the Unixes for being too "big and complicated"...

Or VMS-sama..."do you know who I am? I am too "Unix-like!""

But...let us all hope, for our continuing existence, that a rather full-o-holiday-and-glad-to-be-alive-cheer Multics-sama doesn't decide to show up with her entourage of Multicians O______O
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 27, 2007, 02:33:47 pm
You caught me all tuckered out again.... XvX

But I'll be sure to supply some much deserved placeholder-swoonage, as I'm seeing great stuff here again.  ^____^

.....

..........

I do recall I'm still doing hand creams..... -v-

*C-chan swoons and renders self into hand cream*

(http://www.dynamohouse.com.au/digiSHOP/secure/images/products/1072_large.jpg)

Added after 14 hours 34 minutes:

QuoteNow that I've achieved GNU/Linux rank...

Tales from a Former DAU: Linux edition

[etc]


*C-chan lets loose tears of joy*

*puts on graduation music*

*tosses Bella a cap and gown*


I used to be just like that as well.  ^___^

Windows was my primary system for at least half-the-90's (before then, I relied on an antiquated word processor), although I knew about Macs (and had fond memories of Oregon Trail), had a vague idea that an "Amiga" existed (although i assumed it was mainly a game system, which it sorta kinda was too), and definitely worked as much on DOS as the GUI systems.  (3.1-sama, 95-tan and Hacchan had a habit of dying every so often)

Around 1999 a hacker friend helped me learn more and more about the many problems with Windows.  Granted we still had to use it (cause we didn't like Macs either, even though we used them on occasion), it at least set the precedent for experimentation with alternatives.  He eventually got a hold of an old Linux distro, although only he had the time to dual boot and play around with it.  He mentioned it was alright, but definitely not there yet -- although the fact that he had his eyes set on BeOS instead might've raised the bar to high.

Anyway, that did kindle some interest, but still I kept slugging away with Windows due to time constraints -- even though I eventually suffered one of the worst hard drive crashes ever that wiped out almost a year's worth of my game mods and art.  -___-

A few years ago, another tech friend of mine lent me some SUSE CDs since it was the big thing at the itme.  I yearned to try it, but alas... no time and no spare computers.  It wasn't a LiveCD, so I didn't DARE replace the XP install on my very expensive laptop.  O__O

Not but a few months prior to my coming here, though, a friend's computer died and I inherited it for cheap.  Having to replace the hard drive, I figured I'd finally give this Linux thing a chance.  So I installed SUSE on it, but sadly had to struggle with its drunken hardware detection (for a long while I didn't have an operable mouse, MP3 music or DVD playback, etc).  It was only after I came here and immersed myself in the wild and rich OS world that I started getting more and more curious of that SUSE machine lying around.  version 10 was marginally better, so at least I was able to do more and more with it (including,... *GASP* ... whole forum posts! O___O)

However, it wasn't until I finally braved a Xubuntu install (which was a helluva lot kinder to the old system specs) that I finally got a taste of what a TRULY modern Linux distro could be.  No longer didn't Linux seem like an inferior Desktop OS than XP -- for once, I had hope that I could even install it on my new primary machine!

And so around December, off Kubuntu went,.... marching proudly into my primary machine.  I was happy,... but not 100% happy, so I went distro-hopping for a while.  

Yap yap, blah blah,... eventually found PCLOS-sama, loved it, stayed with it, put it on everything else, can't wait to install it on my Eeepc-tan.... the rest is history.  ^___^

In short, all this OS-tan thing helped A LOT, which is why this has been one of my more lucrative hobbies.  ^.^

I've always wondered (since you started off drawing Zenwalk-tan, TinfoilHat-tan and other distro-tans) if perhaps you were in the same boat as well.  ^___^

QuoteHere's beta-ish Ubuntu-sama!!!


What else can I say?  She is looking very gorgeous, and the extra detail (e.g., hat and feathers) plus the shading you've added are truly piling on the sex appeal.  ^___^
While I respect the other two Ubuntu-tan designs, I was definitely troubled by the overuse of "wildness" (after all, South Africa is not a backward country), and your efforts to make her look more down-to-earth were always a welcomed pace.  But this design, though, is your definite tour de force -- incorporating all the elements thus far presented, in presenting them in one fantastically elegant presentation that also benefits from the crisp, clean Anime style!!

To say this is my favorite Ubuntu-tan of all -- and a definite candidate for her permanent look -- would be the understatement of the century!  ^0^

QuoteAnd a closeup of her eyes/face:


It's definitely evident that you've grown infinitely better with Inkscape, as the eyes have that characteristic Anime form to them, yet incorporate your characteristic glossy style that I've always said give your drawings that CLAMP like feel to them.
You're right to feel proud of your accomplishments!  ^v^

QuoteAnd while we're at it, a closeup of my avi:


Dynamite!  Linux-sama is reborn!  ^V^
I do get wonder if the lower lids of her eyes should be arching like that (in half-circles) rather than plateuing closer towards her nose (giving her a definitive cat-like look).  Still, everything else is simply perfect and expertly drawn (I'm wondering if I should even draw you a VMS-tan for your future avi, since it might end up looking like crap by comparison.... ^__^).

Extra kudos go to your magnificent hair highlights, especially the ones on her left side which, if I'm not mistaken, have a certain 4-component make-up that gives it an enticing glow.  ^.^

QuoteI've sorta been meaning to try out Open Office on Windows...


It's literally the same thing as the Linux version,... except that it uses an antiquated Office 97 feel rather than whatever interface theme the Linux distro in question uses.

QuoteLOL!

But this may also be a prime time for the ol' microkernel V. monolithic kernel debate, the classic Windows doppleganger argument, etc...


......

Okay, let me rephrase that.... -v-

.........

THAT SOUNDS CIVIL WAR INDUCING!!!!!!!!!!!!  @_____@

QuoteWell they probably wouldn't mind Plan9 and FreeB-tan if they didn't keep trying to necromance/eat everything in sight XD


Oh trust me,... in that family, there's no shortage of additional personnel with crazy, wacky powers.  ^^;

QuoteLet alone Inferno-chan...she's unwelcome cause she'd melt all those ice sculptures :P


But forms such cute Inanimates with them....  ^.^

QuoteOS9-tan would probably pass, least till she started ragging on the Unixes for being too "big and complicated"...


Well yeah, Kinda figured she'd be a kind of party pooper herself.  ^v^'
ANything to get a chance at those Grievances which everybody has to listen to.  ^.^

QuoteOr VMS-sama..."do you know who I am? I am too "Unix-like!""


Do you think she looks similar enough to Ultrix-san?  Hmmm....

*ponders*

What's her dress size....?  'v'

*schemes*

QuoteBut...let us all hope, for our continuing existence, that a rather full-o-holiday-and-glad-to-be-alive-cheer Multics-sama doesn't decide to show up with her entourage of Multicians O______O


should the rejuvenated Multics-sama ever patch up relations with daughter UNIX,... than I fear the apocalypse is nigh if she ever decides to play catch-up with Baby Picture Albums.  ^___________^;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 29, 2007, 12:00:04 am
QuoteWindows was my primary system for at least half-the-90's (before then, I relied on an antiquated word processor), although I knew about Macs (and had fond memories of Oregon Trail), had a vague idea that an "Amiga" existed (although i assumed it was mainly a game system, which it sorta kinda was too), and definitely worked as much on DOS as the GUI systems. (3.1-sama, 95-tan and Hacchan had a habit of dying every so often)


I used to play Oregon trail on 98!

Though my character always died before I'd get to Oregon XD

QuoteAround 1999 a hacker friend helped me learn more and more about the many problems with Windows. Granted we still had to use it (cause we didn't like Macs either, even though we used them on occasion),


Old non-NT Windows were one problem stacked atop another >__<

Ahhh, Disliking, the second stage of PC-to-Mac fandom!

contempt>dislike>mild ire>indifference>interest>vague admiration>not bad-at-all>LOVE!!!

Quotealthough the fact that he had his eyes set on BeOS instead might've raised the bar to high.


BeOS...that NeXTSTEP competitor I know nothing about ;)

QuoteAnyway, that did kindle some interest, but still I kept slugging away with Windows due to time constraints -- even though I eventually suffered one of the worst hard drive crashes ever that wiped out almost a year's worth of my game mods and art. -___-


Wow. Even that never happened to me...

But it was a HD crash...so...I guess it was kinda not Windows fault...?

QuoteNot but a few months prior to my coming here, though, a friend's computer died and I inherited it for cheap. Having to replace the hard drive, I figured I'd finally give this Linux thing a chance. So I installed SUSE on it, but sadly had to struggle with its drunken hardware detection (for a long while I didn't have an operable mouse, MP3 music or DVD playback, etc). It was only after I came here and immersed myself in the wild and rich OS world that I started getting more and more curious of that SUSE machine lying around. version 10 was marginally better, so at least I was able to do more and more with it (including,... *GASP* ... whole forum posts! O___O)


SUSE...wasn't that like, the pre-Ubuntu easy distro ;)

QuoteIn short, all this OS-tan thing helped A LOT, which is why this has been one of my more lucrative hobbies. ^.^

I've always wondered (since you started off drawing Zenwalk-tan, TinfoilHat-tan and other distro-tans) if perhaps you were in the same boat as well. ^___^


Probably...I admit the interest has been there for years, but I'd have never given much thought to it.

Ubuntu seems to have just about everything I'd want in an OS, but unfortunately I'd never do a dual boot because:

a) I have a TON and a half of important documents, and I don't trust backups XD

b) more importantly, while under warranty I'm not allowed to install any other OSs...

But if they make a gPC laptop... ;010

QuoteWhat else can I say? She is looking very gorgeous, and the extra detail (e.g., hat and feathers) plus the shading you've added are truly piling on the sex appeal. ^___^
While I respect the other two Ubuntu-tan designs, I was definitely troubled by the overuse of "wildness" (after all, South Africa is not a backward country),and your efforts to make her look more down-to-earth were always a welcomed pace. But this design, though, is your definite tour de force -- incorporating all the elements thus far presented, in presenting them in one fantastically elegant presentation that also benefits from the crisp, clean Anime style!!

To say this is my favorite Ubuntu-tan of all -- and a definite candidate for her permanent look -- would be the understatement of the century! ^0^


Ubuntu seems very polished and refined, so I made the -tan as such ;)
Though I guess the Juzo-kun version is good for a battle-ready Ubuntu-san, but I doubt she'd battle much...

Now, Puppy-chan, on the other hand, is wild...:P

QuoteIt's definitely evident that you've grown infinitely better with Inkscape, as the eyes have that characteristic Anime form to them, yet incorporate your characteristic glossy style that I've always said give your drawings that CLAMP like feel to them.
You're right to feel proud of your accomplishments! ^v^


Yup, I spent some time looking at different Anime eyes...and tried to give them my own style....

QuoteDynamite! Linux-sama is reborn! ^V^
I do get wonder if the lower lids of her eyes should be arching like that (in half-circles) rather than plateuing closer towards her nose (giving her a definitive cat-like look). Still, everything else is simply perfect and expertly drawn (I'm wondering if I should even draw you a VMS-tan for your future avi, since it might end up looking like crap by comparison.... ^__^).

Extra kudos go to your magnificent hair highlights, especially the ones on her left side which, if I'm not mistaken, have a certain 4-component make-up that gives it an enticing glow. ^.^


And I should note this is the closest any vector drawing of mine has come to being 100% computer made...

I had an old sketch for...gasp...NT-tan in my computer, so I used that as a guide for the face and eyes. I sorta used Juzo-kun's design for the helmet, too...but all the rest I did on my own...

As for the VMS avi, I'd really like to see your take on her :D Only if it wouldn't displace a drawing that's been waiting to be finished, though...

And the highlights are made of 2 paths (darker underneath, white on top)...

QuoteTHAT SOUNDS CIVIL WAR INDUCING!!!!!!!!!!!! @_____@


Exactly what I was thinking XD

I was recently researching this, but the fact that so many Unix-like systems were made in foreign countries (Russia, especially), makes me think there'd have to be several-dozen translators, too!

QuoteOh trust me,... in that family, there's no shortage of additional personnel with crazy, wacky powers. ^^;


Did I say I liked the Unixes? I love the Unixes :P

QuoteWell yeah, Kinda figured she'd be a kind of party pooper herself. ^v^'
ANything to get a chance at those Grievances which everybody has to listen to. ^.^


Damn, I forgot that XD

I bet she'd look forward to the Airing of Grievances like a child to ripping open Christmas presents! She could probably go head-to-head with SCO-tan for Grievances!

...Then SCO-tan would sue her for infringing on her copyright on being a complainer...!

QuoteDo you think she looks similar enough to Ultrix-san? Hmmm....

*ponders*

What's her dress size....? 'v'

*schemes*


Honestly...I think they're nothing alike...;)

But darned if that wouldn't make for dinner entertainment!

Quoteshould the rejuvenated Multics-sama ever patch up relations with daughter UNIX,... than I fear the apocalypse is nigh if she ever decides to play catch-up with Baby Picture Albums. ^___________^;


*imagines scene*

*shudders*

*ticks*

Thou hath bringith up an Unix-sama baby picture album! Repent! Lest ye be sentith to the underworld of the Daemons for forty days and nights!

No, but you've got me thinking (never a good thing XD)...Is Unix-sama actually Multics-sama's daughter...or is she but a "clone", related in nothing but genes and a bit of the technical dark arts (a la VMS and NT-san)? ;)

I should also note these sites are a bit unnerving (but interesting!):

http://www.bell-labs.com/history/unix/pdp7.html

http://www.bell-labs.com/history/unix/takeshape.html

http://www.bell-labs.com/history/unix/almost.html

(scroll to page 45, where they talk about Space Travel)
http://www.simson.net/ref/ugh.pdf

...as they talk about how the basis of the Unix OS was...kinda sorta...made for a PDP-7 (DEC territory!), to run the game Space Travel.

Now, for all this blasphemy against the Goddess and her origins, I'll go and repent...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 30, 2007, 01:51:13 am
QuoteWow. Even that never happened to me...

But it was a HD crash...so...I guess it was kinda not Windows fault...?


Nope,... definitely a symptom of pure, unequivocable WinRot.  ^__^
Besides,... the system HARDLY gets you into the habit of backing things up or learning good computer stewardship (it will if you fork over the cash, though).  Then, as in now, DAU's help drive the industry, which is why the Windows EULA's so conveniently wash themselves of responsibility for any inevitable disasters.  ^^;

QuoteSUSE...wasn't that like, the pre-Ubuntu easy distro
Before it was purchased by Novell, for sure!  It was the hot stuff -- certainly had the most interesting installer of its day!  ^.^

QuoteProbably...I admit the interest has been there for years, but I'd have never given much thought to it.

Ubuntu seems to have just about everything I'd want in an OS, but unfortunately I'd never do a dual boot because:

a) I have a TON and a half of important documents, and I don't trust backups XD

b) more importantly, while under warranty I'm not allowed to install any other OSs...

But if they make a gPC laptop...


Yeah, the warranty alone is reason enough not to mess with it if it's important to you.  I myself am irreverent to warranties, so my Acer was hardly halfway through its lifespan and OUT came Windows XPMCE.  ^v^

Going forward, I'll buy my computers from reputable Linux vendors that are far more liberal about what you do with your machine....

http://www.zareason.com/shop/home.php

Oh, and as for gPC laptops,... Can you wait, say.........  2-3 months?  ^.^

http://www.gadgetell.com/2007/11/everex-prepares-a-sub-300-laptop/

QuoteNow, Puppy-chan, on the other hand, is wild...:P


And cute-as-a-button. ^.^

QuoteYup, I spent some time looking at different Anime eyes...and tried to give them my own style....


20,000 New C-chan points for you!!  ^v^

(oh yes, I introduced a new currency to replace my old, hyperinflated one)  ^^;

QuoteAnd I should note this is the closest any vector drawing of mine has come to being 100% computer made...

I had an old sketch for...gasp...NT-tan in my computer, so I used that as a guide for the face and eyes. I sorta used Juzo-kun's design for the helmet, too...but all the rest I did on my own...


Oh right, I had nearly forgotten that you sketch first before vectorizing. ^___^

Speaking of which, I've been bouncing around the idea of supplying random vector shapes available to download from our SVG collection that could be reused in other drawings.  Mostly Pattern Fills of course, maybe some unique details like fire, lights, or weapons.  Perhaps even heads and eyes, or unique one-shot designs such as waving flags or clouds that could be helpful to anyone experimenting with Inkscape, You had me think about the idea again.  ^__^

QuoteAs for the VMS avi, I'd really like to see your take on her  Only if it wouldn't displace a drawing that's been waiting to be finished, though...


It'd only be a head shot, at most a bust shot, so no worries there.  ^.^

QuoteAnd the highlights are made of 2 paths (darker underneath, white on top)...


Really?  But then how'd you do such an expansive glow?  '__'

QuoteExactly what I was thinking XD

I was recently researching this, but the fact that so many Unix-like systems were made in foreign countries (Russia, especially), makes me think there'd have to be several-dozen translators, too!


Fufu... in my proposed day in the life of UNIX-sama "manga", there's a scene where she's in a teleconference with Chinese OS-tans, and hires Firefox-ko (equipped with her FoxLingo translation device) to act as translator.  UNIX-sama, knowing some Mandarin, knows that the exchange is being butchered both sides, and after the meeting punishes her by having her translate all of Wikipedia... in Hungarian.  T__T;

QuoteDamn, I forgot that XD

I bet she'd look forward to the Airing of Grievances like a child to ripping open Christmas presents! She could probably go head-to-head with SCO-tan for Grievances!

...Then SCO-tan would sue her for infringing on her copyright on being a complainer...!


LOL to the MAX!!!!!!  ^V^

QuoteThou hath bringith up an Unix-sama baby picture album! Repent! Lest ye be sentith to the underworld of the Daemons for forty days and nights!


But looketh on the brighteth sideth....

If I goeth with the Daemons, I can beeth with my lovelyth FreeB-chan!!!  -eth!!!!  ^v^

In any event, though has definitely become an elite disciple.  Soon, thou shalt have to be promoted to Priestess.  ^___^

QuoteNo, but you've got me thinking (never a good thing XD)...Is Unix-sama actually Multics-sama's daughter...or is she but a "clone", related in nothing but genes and a bit of the technical dark arts (a la VMS and NT-san)?


Actually, I think her upbringing very closely parallels that of NT and VMS, so yeah she's what you're calling a "clone", but is essentially just a biological daughter.  

So in reality, there are no baby pictures,... but what stops OS-tans in the 21st century from splicing a few together for laughs?!  ^____^
(and with great grandma-san to protect them, we might seen upsurge in imputence against UNIX-sama -- heaven forbid that thought!  >v<)

QuoteI should also note these sites are a bit unnerving (but interesting!):

http://www.bell-labs.com/history/unix/pdp7.html

http://www.bell-labs.com/history/unix/takeshape.html

http://www.bell-labs.com/history/unix/almost.html

(scroll to page 45, where they talk about Space Travel)
http://www.simson.net/ref/ugh.pdf

...as they talk about how the basis of the Unix OS was...kinda sorta...made for a PDP-7 (DEC territory!), to run the game Space Travel.

Now, for all this blasphemy against the Goddess and her origins, I'll go and repent...


Well,... not really to harsh, given that the PDP-7 was a very popular minicomputer at the time, and certainly UNIX-sama had to be initially coded from somewhere accessible to the developers.  ^__^

But just in case,.... -v-

*burns evidence*

...Space Travel?  What Space Travel?  ^____^

*walks away with GodFather theme playing in the background*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on November 30, 2007, 09:25:23 pm
QuoteNope,... definitely a symptom of pure, unequivocable WinRot. ^__^
Besides,... the system HARDLY gets you into the habit of backing things up or learning good computer stewardship (it will if you fork over the cash, though). Then, as in now, DAU's help drive the industry, which is why the Windows EULA's so conveniently wash themselves of responsibility for any inevitable disasters. ^^;


Hmmm...I guess I always assumed HD crashes were the product of old age (or in the case of laptops, taking a fall...)

QuoteYeah, the warranty alone is reason enough not to mess with it if it's important to you. I myself am irreverent to warranties, so my Acer was hardly halfway through its lifespan and OUT came Windows XPMCE. ^v^

Going forward, I'll buy my computers from reputable Linux vendors that are far more liberal about what you do with your machine....

http://www.zareason.com/shop/home.php

Oh, and as for gPC laptops,... Can you wait, say......... 2-3 months? ^.^

http://www.gadgetell.com/2007/11/everex-prepares-a-sub-300-laptop/


Yeah, I don't mess with the warranty : | K8's just too unstable...

And those gPC laptops are going to be awesome  ;010

Quote20,000 New C-chan points for you!! ^v^

(oh yes, I introduced a new currency to replace my old, hyperinflated one) ^^;


LOL!!

QuoteOh right, I had nearly forgotten that you sketch first before vectorizing. ^___^


Out of necessity, as I have no eye for scale or shape when drawing on the computer : \ Plus I think I'll always be best at hand-drawing...

QuoteSpeaking of which, I've been bouncing around the idea of supplying random vector shapes available to download from our SVG collection that could be reused in other drawings. Mostly Pattern Fills of course, maybe some unique details like fire, lights, or weapons. Perhaps even heads and eyes, or unique one-shot designs such as waving flags or clouds that could be helpful to anyone experimenting with Inkscape, You had me think about the idea again. ^__^


That is a neat idea!

QuoteReally? But then how'd you do such an expansive glow? '__'


...I don't know O__o

But I guess this is a good time for a...

Bella blink-and-you'll-miss-it tutorial

First, I did a path, and colored it a light blueish purple (lighter shade of Linux-sama's hair)

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/1st.png)

Second, I made the blur around 3

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/2nd.png)

And third, I ctrl+D duplicated the path, made it white, and heightened the blur to 20

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/3rd.png)

QuoteFufu... in my proposed day in the life of UNIX-sama "manga", there's a scene where she's in a teleconference with Chinese OS-tans, and hires Firefox-ko (equipped with her FoxLingo translation device) to act as translator. UNIX-sama, knowing some Mandarin, knows that the exchange is being butchered both sides, and after the meeting punishes her by having her translate all of Wikipedia... in Hungarian. T__T;


LOL!  ;010 I guess that group would include RedFlagLinux-tan?

And the Goddess knows some Mandarin! And can (kinda sorta) shape-shift (to some extent)! What doesn't her Highness know!
And yes, I'd say translating all of Wikipedia is just punishment for Firefox-ko XD

QuoteBut looketh on the brighteth sideth....

If I goeth with the Daemons, I can beeth with my lovelyth FreeB-chan!!! -eth!!!! ^v^

In any event, though has definitely become an elite disciple. Soon, thou shalt have to be promoted to Priestess. ^___^


Oh yes, I'm sure FreeBSD-chan gets along well with the Daemons...when she ain't eating them!

I dunno about my priestess rank, though...My standings in Unix-sama-ism are quite fragile ;)

Bella: 0 (< a good starting point)

I use Windows: -10
I acknowledge Windows isn't the best OS: +1
I acknowledge Unix is the best OS in history: -1 (Flattery is not taken to kindly!)
I also use Linux sometimes: +5
I use Ubuntu, not Slackware: -1
I like VMS: -1
I'm slightly afraid of BSD: +3
Okay...I'm -4! Yippee!

QuoteActually, I think her upbringing very closely parallels that of NT and VMS, so yeah she's what you're calling a "clone", but is essentially just a biological daughter.


Oh...okay...that's what I kinda meant...
(Hmmm...so the VMS/NT thing isn't an isolated incident...?)

QuoteSo in reality, there are no baby pictures,... but what stops OS-tans in the 21st century from splicing a few together for laughs?! ^____^


Ah yes, I can see some particularly adventurous Unix-tans Photoshoppi....I mean, GIMPing...some photos :P

Quote(and with great grandma-san to protect them, we might seen upsurge in imputence against UNIX-sama -- heaven forbid that thought! >v<)


I could see where VMS-san would be a great friend of the revived Multics-sama!

After all, they both have wildly popular children, who have taken away a certain amount of their livelihood. They are somewhat unknown themselves, compared to their decedents. And they probably want the same thing...to gain back power and popularity that they may have lost to (or, in VMS-san's case, never had) Unix-sama...

QuoteWell,... not really to harsh, given that the PDP-7 was a very popular minicomputer at the time, and certainly UNIX-sama had to be initially coded from somewhere accessible to the developers. ^__^


True...but still, having that youngin' treading on their "turf" couldn't have sat well with some of the DECs ;)

QuoteBut just in case,.... -v-

*burns evidence*

...Space Travel? What Space Travel? ^____^

*walks away with GodFather theme playing in the background*


Admit it...Unix was the original gaming OS! Unix-sama was born to game!

*take that, Windows-tans :P*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 01, 2007, 12:04:18 pm
QuoteHmmm...I guess I always assumed HD crashes were the product of old age (or in the case of laptops, taking a fall...)


Yeah, an OS can go a long way towards wrecking hardware.  ^___^
For example, if you ever wondered why there is no defragging in Linux, here's a nice and simple explanation of how FAT32 and NTFS works vs. a journaled file system:

http://geekblog.oneandoneis2.org/index.php/2006/08/17/why_doesn_t_linux_need_defragmenting

QuoteOut of necessity, as I have no eye for scale or shape when drawing on the computer : \ Plus I think I'll always be best at hand-drawing...


I'm a bit of a neat freak, so I can't really stand so much erasing (inevitable with my unsteady hand).  So that's why I'm hedging my bets on a the TouchMac being my ideal drawing solution, as I can [theoretically] still maintain the precision of CG coupled with the flexibiility of hand-drawing.  ^^

QuoteThat is a neat idea!


Course, the question is, will anyone ever use thoose graphics?  ^^;
In any event, I can load up at least all the graphic samples I've used in my tutorial, including that line-drawn Kagami-tan.

QuoteBella blink-and-you'll-miss-it tutorial


HAHA!!!  ^V^
That's brilliant!  ^^
But you know what?  That's also the 4-path approach.  ^__~
(I include the two paths you used to do the hair's base color and shading)

QuoteLOL!  I guess that group would include RedFlagLinux-tan?


Naturally.  ^>^

QuoteAnd the Goddess knows some Mandarin! And can (kinda sorta) shape-shift (to some extent)! What doesn't her Highness know!


If an OS-tans life were measured in something loosely equivalent to dog years, then surely a 40 year old OS-tan has centuries of experience in all matter of useful things.  ^___^
And some useless ones too...., ^.^;

QuoteAnd yes, I'd say translating all of Wikipedia is just punishment for Firefox-ko XD


Plus I heard the Hungarian language is notoriously difficult to work with.  ^_____^

QuoteOkay...I'm -4! Yippee!


YATTA!!!!  ^V^
That means you will just get punished gently.  ^.^
I envy you, Bella-dono.  I got a -12 in a similar test, so.... um..........  ^____^;

*flagellates*

QuoteI could see where VMS-san would be a great friend of the revived Multics-sama!

After all, they both have wildly popular children, who have taken away a certain amount of their livelihood. They are somewhat unknown themselves, compared to their decedents. And they probably want the same thing...to gain back power and popularity that they may have lost to (or, in VMS-san's case, never had) Unix-sama...


*snaps hoof*  You got it!  ^.^
As you can tell, Open Source really helps turn the tide of power, and literally change the course of history.  So definitely if MULTICS-sama were to regain a foothold anew in the world of mainstream computing, then you can imagine things are bound to get......., very very weird very quickly. ^___^

(what would we call any daughters or clones of the newly open-sourced MULTICS-sama?  It just plays with your head.... @@)

QuoteAdmit it...Unix was the original gaming OS! Unix-sama was born to game!

*take that, Windows-tans :P*


Which comes to show you that today's gamers have absolutely NO respect for their elders.  ^^
Hell, they barely have any respect for the OS that has kept them happy for well over 7 years (XP).  Oh, what fickle brats.  ^,^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 01, 2007, 09:17:11 pm
So today I got a lot of the vector sketch done on that *nix pic...but I kinda hit the wall on it and got bored : | So now I must wait for my vector steam to return XD

(I need to run on a more reliable form of vector energy!)

QuoteYeah, an OS can go a long way towards wrecking hardware. ^___^
For example, if you ever wondered why there is no defragging in Linux, here's a nice and simple explanation of how FAT32 and NTFS works vs. a journaled file system:

http://geekblog.oneandoneis2.org/index.php/2006/08/17/why_doesn_t_linux_need_defragmenting


That's really interesting! I've always wondered why Linux doesn't use defragmentation...

QuoteI'm a bit of a neat freak, so I can't really stand so much erasing (inevitable with my unsteady hand). So that's why I'm hedging my bets on a the TouchMac being my ideal drawing solution, as I can [theoretically] still maintain the precision of CG coupled with the flexibiility of hand-drawing. ^^


I think that Mac may just come very soon :D

I actually wonder why Apple hasn't made a tablet Mac yet... : / Seems to be the one area where M$ has had been ahead of Apple artistically...

QuoteCourse, the question is, will anyone ever use thoose graphics? ^^;
In any event, I can load up at least all the graphic samples I've used in my tutorial, including that line-drawn Kagami-tan.


That's always the question ;) But I guess it wouldn't hurt to Open sauce those graphics...

QuoteHAHA!!! ^V^
That's brilliant! ^^
But you know what? That's also the 4-path approach. ^__~
(I include the two paths you used to do the hair's base color and shading)


Ah, I wasn't sure what you meant by the shading and base color part >///<

But I was doing it all along! That's kinda funny XD

QuoteIf an OS-tans life were measured in something loosely equivalent to dog years, then surely a 40 year old OS-tan has centuries of experience in all matter of useful things. ^___^
And some useless ones too...., ^.^;


Useless things! The Goddess knowseth not useless things! Surly she can findeth a use for all things!

*kowtows*

QuotePlus I heard the Hungarian language is notoriously difficult to work with. ^_____^


Not as difficult as Icelandic...from what I've been told...;)

QuoteYATTA!!!! ^V^
That means you will just get punished gently. ^.^
I envy you, Bella-dono. I got a -12 in a similar test, so.... um.......... ^____^;

*flagellates*


*Casually* Yeah, I get hit over the head with metal rods, have stuff thrown at me...tis not usual at all for working with a New Jersey native, though...

(for my repeated New Jersey/Unix-sama jokes: -2...)

Yet I think brother C-Chan is mistaken. Surly a great Linux aficionado as thee shall be in greater favor with the Goddess than an XP evangelizer as I!

Quotesnaps hoof* You got it! ^.^
As you can tell, Open Source really helps turn the tide of power, and literally change the course of history. So definitely if MULTICS-sama were to regain a foothold anew in the world of mainstream computing, then you can imagine things are bound to get......., very very weird very quickly. ^___^


*Hears Odd Couple music in the background*

Ah, a sitcom about two new roommates! One a dark, troubled shark fiend with a passion for sword fighting, the other a fine, feathery, back-from-the-dead system from the early 1960s! Coming next Fall!

Quote(what would we call any daughters or clones of the newly open-sourced MULTICS-sama? It just plays with your head.... @@)


I was thinking the exact thing! But I thought we determined the name awhile back...Lultics! XD

*looks over at Unix-sama*

Hey....you always wanted a baby sister, right?

*gets lights knocked out*

*and several more points removed*

QuoteWhich comes to show you that today's gamers have absolutely NO respect for their elders. ^^
Hell, they barely have any respect for the OS that has kept them happy for well over 7 years (XP). Oh, what fickle brats. ^,^


Ah, I know XP will always run my game of choice: Photoshop!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 02, 2007, 08:18:07 pm
Holy hell!  When'd you reply to this thread?!!  @o@

Wow, I'm slipping...
PSB (="Please stand by")  ^^'

*starts typing*

Added after 1 hours 27 minutes:



QuoteSo today I got a lot of the vector sketch done on that *nix pic...but I kinda hit the wall on it and got bored : | So now I must wait for my vector steam to return XD

(I need to run on a more reliable form of vector energy!)


Ever considered about switching to a wind-powered source of vector energy? ^__^

http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/26/super-powered-magnetic-wind-turbine-maglev/

QuoteI think that Mac may just come very soon

I actually wonder why Apple hasn't made a tablet Mac yet... : / Seems to be the one area where M$ has had been ahead of Apple artistically...


My assumption is that they've spent too many resources in the late 90's, early 21st trying to play catch up.  And once iPod/iTunes sales helped secure a stronghold, they had to redirect resources AGAIN to keep this profitable (hence the delay of Leopard for the iPhone).  Just an uneducated assumption, but why not?

In any event, I've always said that a TouchMac now would essentially be just an oversized iPhone, so why the heck not?  -.-;

QuoteThat's always the question But I guess it wouldn't hurt to Open sauce those graphics...


Roger that!  I think I'll go ahead with that.  ^__^
If you do have some time, though, I'd love to hear some feedback after I've posted them.  -v-

QuoteAh, I wasn't sure what you meant by the shading and base color part >///<

But I was doing it all along! That's kinda funny XD


But not in any way surprising!  You're clearly good at figuring things out on your own.  ^^

QuoteUseless things! The Goddess knowseth not useless things! Surly she can findeth a use for all things!


...................... ^^;

*C-chan logs this under Evidence #5182*

QuoteNot as difficult as Icelandic...from what I've been told...


Hmmmmm.... okay, I'll wager that!  ^v^

Let's go ask Gummuntu.  Â¯v¯

Quote*Casually* Yeah, I get hit over the head with metal rods, have stuff thrown at me...tis not usual at all for working with a New Jersey native, though...


*sighs*  Ahhhhhhh,... I miss when I was only a -4.... Those were the days.... ^__^

Quote(for my repeated New Jersey/Unix-sama jokes: -2...)


Ooooooooooops!  Spoke to soon.... ^__________________^

*prays*

QuoteYet I think brother C-Chan is mistaken. Surly a great Linux aficionado as thee shall be in greater favor with the Goddess than an XP evangelizer as I!


Right on queue.  ^^'

*invokes Evidence #5182*

Bella-dono,.... you're too cruel.  ;___;

*goes off to accept flagellation*

Quote*Hears Odd Couple music in the background*

Ah, a sitcom about two new roommates! One a dark, troubled shark fiend with a passion for sword fighting, the other a fine, feathery, back-from-the-dead system from the early 1960s! Coming next Fall!


Hear hear!  Now that's what I call "quality television"!  ^^

But wait,... aren't your tv writers on strike or something?  ''

QuoteI was thinking the exact thing! But I thought we determined the name awhile back...Lultics! XD


Oh sorry, you did.  ^.^;
Guess the name just,... "lulled" my memory to sleep, eh?  Eh?!  ^v^;

*laughs stupidly at own bad pun*

Quote*looks over at Unix-sama*

Hey....you always wanted a baby sister, right?

*gets lights knocked out*

*and several more points removed*


Oooooooooooh........  ;~:

*stops praying and slouches with resignation*

Requiescat in pace....  -.-

QuoteAh, I know XP will always run my game of choice: Photoshop!


Speaking of which,.... am I weird for never having budged from Photoshop 6.0?  I recently helped my friend install Photoshop CS2 on his Mac,........ but it just looked so darn unwieldly.  ^^;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 02, 2007, 11:07:03 pm
QuoteEver considered about switching to a wind-powered source of vector energy? ^__^

http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/26/super-powered-magnetic-wind-turbine-maglev/


Aha! I've always thought wind energy was the best form of alternative energy!

Funny you should mention that, though, because I've always compared my inspiration to the wind. Artistically, I'm like a hang-glider standing on top of a mountain, and I must wait for a wind of inspiration to come! If it is a powerful one, I will majestically fly to the bottom...if it is a false one, I will spend some time in traction!

....Man, I think my inner-hippie just made an appearance...

QuoteMy assumption is that they've spent too many resources in the late 90's, early 21st trying to play catch up. And once iPod/iTunes sales helped secure a stronghold, they had to redirect resources AGAIN to keep this profitable (hence the delay of Leopard for the iPhone). Just an uneducated assumption, but why not?


Hmmm...I've sometimes heard that the iPod went a long way to saving Apple...

QuoteRoger that! I think I'll go ahead with that. ^__^
If you do have some time, though, I'd love to hear some feedback after I've posted them. -v-


Sure thing!

QuoteBut not in any way surprising! You're clearly good at figuring things out on your own. ^^


Yes, I'm pretty good at that ;)

Quote...................... ^^;

*C-chan logs this under Evidence #5182*


..................Okay....?

QuoteOoooooooooops! Spoke to soon.... ^__________________^

*prays*


I still don't know what's up with that...I never make any Windows-tans and redwood forest n' rainy weather jokes (Pacific northwest), or Multics or DEC-tan chowder jokes (Massachusetts).

Something gets me about the greatest OS of all time originating from Jersey :P

QuoteHear hear! Now that's what I call "quality television"! ^^

But wait,... aren't your tv writers on strike or something? ''


*drops picket sign*

...No...

QuoteOooooooooooh........ ;~:

*stops praying and slouches with resignation*

Requiescat in pace.... -.-


.....Wassat..........?

*goes to wikipedia*

O________O

*gulp*

QuoteSpeaking of which,.... am I weird for never having budged from Photoshop 6.0? I recently helped my friend install Photoshop CS2 on his Mac,........ but it just looked so darn unwieldly. ^^;


I've used 5.0 and CS2....5.0 is sooooo much better!

Added after a bit:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/holidaygamma.png)

Just a rough vector sketch. I still need to decorate the tree, add shading, and make a background....
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Techno the fox on December 03, 2007, 11:41:25 pm
OOOH UNIX FAMILY CHRISTMAS PIC!

Sorry if anyone wanted a festive explosion, it's far too early for me to start my Christmas styled explosions, and I'm tired right now so all you get is this really happy face.

^.^

Hmmm.

*Looks to his left*
*Looks to his right*
*Looks behind, above, and below him*
*whispers*
Yeah, Unix-tan would be a bit of a fun-spoiler at a christmas party...


*resumes normal tone*

Puppy-linux-chan is just soooo adorable...

And who is that little pink cutie on the tree..Is it bliss-tan? Looks like her..

Awesome Pics of Ubuntu-tan as well

*Thumbs up*

QuoteEver considered about switching to a wind-powered source of vector energy? ^__^


Wind is good. There's also Coal, Electricity and Darkmatter.
Though darkmatter processing is still a  New Technology. There are few accidents..But the few that do happen are often quite explosive...How much you ask?
I've got a scale...
10 MEGAC-CHANS WORTH OF EXPLOSIVE ENERGY.

So yeah, you'd best stick to wind ^-^;


Oh...And you didn't hear that little Unix-sama remark from me...

*Dissapears into the shadows*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 04, 2007, 08:49:21 pm
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/holiday5.png)

This is how far I've gotten...

I alllllllmost want to put a certain OS X sister in there (I'm not saying why...but she will be hangin' with IRIX-tan)...as a sort of joke toward OS X's Unix heritage, plus it could certainly add to the family tension ;) Any opinions?

QuoteOOOH UNIX FAMILY CHRISTMAS PIC!

Sorry if anyone wanted a festive explosion, it's far too early for me to start my Christmas styled explosions, and I'm tired right now so all you get is this really happy face.

^__^


Good 'nuf for me!

QuoteHmmm.

*Looks to his left*
*Looks to his right*
*Looks behind, above, and below him*
*whispers*
Yeah, Unix-tan would be a bit of a fun-spoiler at a christmas party...


Gahhh! I have no ideas what your standings were before, but I think it's safe to say you just lost -2 points on the Unix-sama-ism disciple scale :P

Quote*resumes normal tone*

Puppy-linux-chan is just soooo adorable...

And who is that little pink cutie on the tree..Is it bliss-tan? Looks like her..

Awesome Pics of Ubuntu-tan as well

*Thumbs up*


That's what Puppy-chan looks like when she's not out camping *looks at C-Chan*
Yeah, that's Bliss-tan. I can't believe I did it all on the computer, too!
And I'm glad you like Ubuntu-tan!

QuoteWind is good. There's also Coal, Electricity and Darkmatter.
Though darkmatter processing is still a New Technology. There are few accidents..But the few that do happen are often quite explosive...How much you ask?
I've got a scale...
10 MEGAC-CHANS WORTH OF EXPLOSIVE ENERGY.

So yeah, you'd best stick to wind ^-^;


Oh...And you didn't hear that little Unix-sama remark from me...

*Dissapears into the shadows*


Ahahah!! I saw you put that lil' NT remark in there!

*If UnixWare-tan was here right now...*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 04, 2007, 11:15:43 pm
What the?  @@

I swear that post ended with "I've used 5.0 and CS2....5.0 is sooooo much better! " last I saw it.  @@'

Alrighty then,... I've got my work cut out it seems.  -v-

*starts typing*

Added after 23 minutes:

QuoteAha! I've always thought wind energy was the best form of alternative energy!


For me, it's that wireless "free" energy that Tesla was working on, and scared the hell out of many an industrialist.  ^^

QuoteFunny you should mention that, though, because I've always compared my inspiration to the wind. Artistically, I'm like a hang-glider standing on top of a mountain, and I must wait for a wind of inspiration to come! If it is a powerful one, I will majestically fly to the bottom...if it is a false one, I will spend some time in traction!

....Man, I think my inner-hippie just made an appearance...


Well you're lucky then.  ^^
Cause since I'm no artist, my inspiration always feels comparable to being an Amazon Marketplace merchant fulfilling an order (yeah, used to do that for a while).  If it's a powerful one, I will majestically throw in free Tracking service.  If it's a false one, I curse the loss of my profit margin via Amazon's monster cut and overpriced shipping fees.  Hardly romantic, I know.... T___T'

QuoteI still don't know what's up with that...I never make any Windows-tans and redwood forest n' rainy weather jokes (Pacific northwest), or Multics or DEC-tan chowder jokes (Massachusetts).

Something gets me about the greatest OS of all time originating from Jersey :P


How about the one about Macintoshes, pies, and "All-American"?  ^^

*laughs at own stupid joke*

Quote.....Wassat..........?

*goes to wikipedia*

O________O

*gulp*


Hey now, that was different before too...''
What did you say then,..... was it something fair and foul, or foul and fair?  ^.^

QuoteI've used 5.0 and CS2....5.0 is sooooo much better!


In much the same way as the Classic Windows look is pretty snappy and easy to work with.  Not much for looks, but even then themes could be changed around a bit to something nicer.

QuoteJust a rough vector sketch. I still need to decorate the tree, add shading, and make a background....


*SWOONAGE*

....Well, I know you made a newer one, so I'll hold till that one.  ^.^

QuoteSorry if anyone wanted a festive explosion, it's far too early for me to start my Christmas styled explosions,


Ah yeah, that reminds me....

I have to order more green-colored fireworks.  ^^;

Quoteand I'm tired right now so all you get is this really happy face.

^__^


Ooooooooh,... dude,... you know I copyrighted that, right?  ^^
So yeah,... like,... should be more like this:  ^.^

^__^©2007 C-chan Extortion Inc. All Rights Reserved.

BWAHAHAHA!!!  ^V^

QuoteThere are few accidents..But the few that do happen are often quite explosive...How much you ask?
I've got a scale...
10 MEGAC-CHANS WORTH OF EXPLOSIVE ENERGY.


Bah!  That's old news.  ^__^
My researchers and I just broke the GIGAC-CHAN barrier last Wednesday.  ^v^

*pats Techno in the back*

Put you'll get there eventually, Kitsune-san.  Don't give up!  Fight-o!!!  ^V^

QuoteGahhh! I have no ideas what your standings were before, but I think it's safe to say you just lost -2 points on the Unix-sama-ism disciple scale :P


<____<

....

>____>

......

*quickly switches Techno's ratings book with his own*

Fufufufu..... ^____^
Sorry Kitsune-san,... but your sacrifice shall not be in vain!  ^-^

.
.
.
.
.
.
.

.

*curiously opens ratings book*

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^0^

*gets dragged away by UNIX MPs*

QuoteThat's what Puppy-chan looks like when she's not out camping *looks at C-Chan*


Watcha lookin' at me for, missy?  ^-^
You said "survivalist" Puppy-chan, and I just couldn't help but think... "Ryoga Cosplay"!  ^V^

[melodramatically]  Ahhhhh!!!  I feel like such a victim.  Â¯0¯\

QuoteYeah, that's Bliss-tan. I can't believe I did it all on the computer, too!
And I'm glad you like Ubuntu-tan!


Hoh,... well I still have to analyze thd drawing, so won't go into detail just yet.  But I do remember the original had PCLOS-sama, so it was kinda surprising to see Bliss-tan instead.  But it was still a very appropriate choice given her relationship with UNIX-tans, so I definitely like it too. ^___^

In any event, the picture itself is HUGE in scope and will take some time to analyze, so I'll be back for that.  Don't anyone go away!  ^-^

*trots off to finish other business*

Added after 1 hours 44 minutes:

*phew*  Okay, that took a while.... ^^'

In any event, I know you're still not done yet, so I'll try to be brief AND broad as well since I know that vector is like sculpting,... the image improves progressively as you correct, readjust and rethink elements.  ^^

UNIX-sama:  I will say this,... you know how to vary a woman's clothing.  ^___^
Face is perfect, clothing and draping is excellent, hands are good, and legs are what a sight!  ^v^

*self-flagellates for disrespectful comments*

Don't forget to revisit the wheelchair later to break up all the grey.  Also, the UNIX Rod could be a little bit thinner, and end a little lower than Slackware-tan's chin (otherwise, it looks like the Goddess is propping her up).

Slackware-tan:  Still looks like a suck-up.  Would be cute to have her hold on to her pipe with that hand -- Sherlock Holmes style.... ^__^

Linux-sama:  Awwwwwwwww yeah, she's lookign beautiful in color.  ^v^

*drools*

Face is serene and spot-on, clothing is Oscar-night quality, Angelic Tux prop is adorable, legs are,... gimme.  ^__^
There is a color light show going on, though, so don't forget to shade the back of her hair in red, green, blue, etc.  ^____^

IRIX-san:  I see she's still fairly roughly vector-sketched, so I reckon you're still thinking up elements of her design.  Still, it's looking great and futuristic so far, and indeed she'd probably have that almost Haruhi-like obsession with putting on some unique hair-style each day (here, quintuple pigtails it seems).  

The light show, though, does not seem to go well with white, so hope you're planning to transpose this on a darker background.  ^.^

Bliss-tan:  This would be your first Gus-san fanart, so congratulations are in order!  ^___^

*clap clap clap*

Cute as a button, small and pink,.. nuff said. ^__^
Funny how you and I also envision Virus-tans and not being entirely full height (at least not always).  I picture everyone (except Viru-sama herself) as being rather pint-sized.

SCO-tan:  Bratty,... but also kinda, sorta reminds me of hacchan for some odd reason that's, perhaps, not altogether inappropriate.  ^.^
Drapery is very good here too, although her left leg needs a little bit more curvature.

Solaris-sama:  Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous,... and mucho kudos to the elaborate necklace and the elegant dress that's to die for.  ^__^
On the other hand,... the whole appearance just screams:  "Shower ME, not that damn penguin woman, with attention!".  ^v^

Puppy-chan:  Aha!  So THAT'S her default look.  ^__^
My only reference was your old pic with her and AROS-chan, and an old sketch of her with hacchan, so I had no idea I chose the wrong-colored blonde hair, or that she has a red bow instead of a blue scrunchie holding up her ponytail.  Sorry.  ^^;

But the rest I guess I got okay, and certainly we're talking WAY different clothing scenarios.  ^____^

Cute as a button here too and excellent job with the difficulty draping here as that's not an easy position to work with.  The body for the most part is ready for shading, except for her left arm and leg which still need some adjustment.  The width of her right shoulder could be contracted just a little bit further (just like you did with Linux-sama and Solaris-sama) just so it has that angle shot appearance.

Tree:  phenomenal job with the detail thus far.  ^__^
See if maybe you can use a Pattern Fill or two to add a prickly pine needle effect.  ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Techno the fox on December 05, 2007, 02:08:14 pm
QuoteOoooooooh,... dude,... you know I copyrighted that, right? ^^
So yeah,... like,... should be more like this: ^.^

^__^©2007 C-chan Extortion Inc. All Rights Reserved.

BWAHAHAHA!!! ^V^


Gyaah! I didn't notice that..But now...WITNESS THE AWESOME POWER OF THE EDIT BUTTON!

Heheheh.. ^.^

Quote
<____<

....

>____>

......

*quickly switches Techno's ratings book with his own*

Fufufufu..... ^____^
Sorry Kitsune-san,... but your sacrifice shall not be in vain! ^-^

I wouldn't do that C-chan..

Let's start at 0

I use windows -10
I've never used Linux or Unix -10
That last little remark I made about Unix-sama -2
Overall -22
-_- I feel so ashamed..

Warning: It's now time for Techno's daily bad pun.
Hmm....Bliss-tan...Someone must've convinced her that the tree runs windows..*rimshot*
-End-

QuoteAlso, the UNIX Rod could be a little bit thinner, and end a little lower than Slackware-tan's chin (otherwise, it looks like the Goddess is propping her up).


Hahaha. Y'know, I hadn't really noticed that until now..But it does..

Anyway, I love what Irix-tan is doing with her hands. Colorful ^.^

Hmmmm, whenever I look at this pic "Totally Scrooged, Holiday Broadcasting" From Gex 3 comes to mind.

That song fits a unix family christmas so well.

(Yes I have the MP3 if anyone wants it just ask. I also have the complete soundtracks to Gex 2 enter the gecko and Gex 3)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 05, 2007, 04:38:12 pm
QuoteWell you're lucky then. ^^
Cause since I'm no artist, my inspiration always feels comparable to being an Amazon Marketplace merchant fulfilling an order (yeah, used to do that for a while). If it's a powerful one, I will majestically throw in free Tracking service. If it's a false one, I curse the loss of my profit margin via Amazon's monster cut and overpriced shipping fees. Hardly romantic, I know.... T___T'


Oh come on now...there are people who've done a lot less than you that I've considered artists. You are an artist!

QuoteHow about the one about Macintoshes, pies, and "All-American"? ^^

*laughs at own stupid joke*


Ha. Ha. Ha.  ;018

No, them Apples make me think of progressive-thinking Californians, trying to make the world a better place....hehee...

QuoteHey now, that was different before too...''
What did you say then,..... was it something fair and foul, or foul and fair? ^.^


No, you see, I'm far to vain about my posts. When I came back to post that pic, I felt what I originally posted lacked a certain...."zing!"

Ooooooooh,... dude,... you know I copyrighted that, right? ^^
So yeah,... like,... should be more like this: ^.^

Quote^__^©2007 C-chan Extortion Inc. All Rights Reserved.

BWAHAHAHA!!! ^V^


XD (put a copyright on that!)

QuoteWatcha lookin' at me for, missy? ^-^
You said "survivalist" Puppy-chan, and I just couldn't help but think... "Ryoga Cosplay"! ^V^

[melodramatically] Ahhhhh!!! I feel like such a victim. ¯0¯\


I'm looking at you cause I never thought I'd see a survivalist Puppy-chan!
I have to start blurting out other random proper nouns and and adjectives and see what comes of it :P

QuoteHoh,... well I still have to analyze thd drawing, so won't go into detail just yet. But I do remember the original had PCLOS-sama, so it was kinda surprising to see Bliss-tan instead. But it was still a very appropriate choice given her relationship with UNIX-tans, so I definitely like it too. ^___^


I thought it was too blue with PCLOS-san....

Still debating whether or not an OS X should make an appearance, though...

QuoteUNIX-sama: I will say this,... you know how to vary a woman's clothing. ^___^
Face is perfect, clothing and draping is excellent, hands are good, and legs are what a sight! ^v^

*self-flagellates for disrespectful comments*

Don't forget to revisit the wheelchair later to break up all the grey. Also, the UNIX Rod could be a little bit thinner, and end a little lower than Slackware-tan's chin (otherwise, it looks like the Goddess is propping her up).


O________O

You just made a comment on Unix-sama's legs, instead of how simple she looks, or how she's more effective than correct!

*phones rings*

*answers*

*hangs up*

Yeah, that was the Unix family caterer...they want me to let you know they're having a roast ham for their holiday dinner!

But yeah, I've fixed the rod and I'll work on the chair a bit...

QuoteSlackware-tan: Still looks like a suck-up. Would be cute to have her hold on to her pipe with that hand -- Sherlock Holmes style.... ^__^


Yes, I was thinking of doing so...

QuoteLinux-sama: Awwwwwwwww yeah, she's lookign beautiful in color. ^v^

*drools*

Face is serene and spot-on, clothing is Oscar-night quality, Angelic Tux prop is adorable, legs are,... gimme. ^__^
There is a color light show going on, though, so don't forget to shade the back of her hair in red, green, blue, etc. ^____^


I was trying to figure out how to do some kind of interesting lighting...

QuoteIRIX-san: I see she's still fairly roughly vector-sketched, so I reckon you're still thinking up elements of her design. Still, it's looking great and futuristic so far, and indeed she'd probably have that almost Haruhi-like obsession with putting on some unique hair-style each day (here, quintuple pigtails it seems).

The light show, though, does not seem to go well with white, so hope you're planning to transpose this on a darker background. ^.^


I dunno what's with her hair, either....XD
and I want to do a full background on this...

QuoteBliss-tan: This would be your first Gus-san fanart, so congratulations are in order! ^___^

*clap clap clap*

Cute as a button, small and pink,.. nuff said. ^__^
Funny how you and I also envision Virus-tans and not being entirely full height (at least not always). I picture everyone (except Viru-sama herself) as being rather pint-sized.


Yeah, she wants to be the angel topping the tree :P

QuoteSCO-tan: Bratty,... but also kinda, sorta reminds me of hacchan for some odd reason that's, perhaps, not altogether inappropriate. ^.^
Drapery is very good here too, although her left leg needs a little bit more curvature.


Did you just insinuate....?

;026

QuoteSolaris-sama: Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous,... and mucho kudos to the elaborate necklace and the elegant dress that's to die for. ^__^
On the other hand,... the whole appearance just screams: "Shower ME, not that damn penguin woman, with attention!". ^v^


She could be in just about any pose and you'd assume that, eh?

Not that it's incorrect...I think she goes though life thinking that...

QuotePuppy-chan: Aha! So THAT'S her default look. ^__^
My only reference was your old pic with her and AROS-chan, and an old sketch of her with hacchan, so I had no idea I chose the wrong-colored blonde hair, or that she has a red bow instead of a blue scrunchie holding up her ponytail. Sorry. ^^;

But the rest I guess I got okay, and certainly we're talking WAY different clothing scenarios. ^____


Nah, this is just her winter wear. I make her hair a bit more yellow, however...

QuoteTree: phenomenal job with the detail thus far. ^__^
See if maybe you can use a Pattern Fill or two to add a prickly pine needle effect. ^.^


Yeah, I have to work on the tree a bit more...

QuoteLet's start at 0

I use windows -10
I've never used Linux or Unix -10
That last little remark I made about Unix-sama -2
Overall -22
-_- I feel so ashamed..

Warning: It's now time for Techno's daily bad pun.
Hmm....Bliss-tan...Someone must've convinced her that the tree runs windows..*rimshot*
-End-


Brother Techno hath forgoteth his awesomely pro-Linux signature! That shall be worthy of a few points!

And as for that pun...It's funny and all...but...Bliss is kinda a Unix virus...;)

If you replaced Bliss with just about any other Viru-tan, you'd have a classic! :D

QuoteAnyway, I love what Irix-tan is doing with her hands. Colorful ^.^

Hmmmm, whenever I look at this pic "Totally Scrooged, Holiday Broadcasting" From Gex 3 comes to mind.

That song fits a unix family christmas so well.

(Yes I have the MP3 if anyone wants it just ask. I also have the complete soundtracks to Gex 2 enter the gecko and Gex 3)


I'm unfamiliar with the song your talking about :(

But yeah, I was a bit inspired with IRIX-tan by a recent TSO concert I went to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Siberian_Orchestra

They play a lot of awesome Christmas songs, and put on one of the most incredible light shows ever!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/22/DSCN3611.JPG/800px-DSCN3611.JPG)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 05, 2007, 06:25:17 pm
Great job on that Xmas picture so far! I've got a few things to say...

1. Slackware-tan looks really cool with her hair down!

2. I've wondered if SCO-tan is permanently confined to crutches.

3. I especially like IRIX-tan and her crazy lightshows! :D

4. If you are going to add in one of the OSX-tans, may I suggest adding in Panther-tan? Or a Jaguar-tan would be good too because you haven't drawn either of them yet. But then again, either Leopard-tan or Rhapsody-tan would probably seem like the best candidate of the OSX-tans for the picture because Leopard-tan would have the best appreciation for IRIX-tan's crazy lightshows and Rhapsody-tan hands out bottles of apple cider... or eggnog! :D
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 05, 2007, 09:42:04 pm
*squints at Bella* say.. where did you say you were from again?  My buddy went to a concert of theirs recently...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 07, 2007, 02:57:25 am
QuoteGyaah! I didn't notice that..But now...WITNESS THE AWESOME POWER OF THE EDIT BUTTON!

Heheheh.. ^.^


Whoooooooops!!!  Sorry dude, got that one patented too.  ^___^
See....

^.^©2007 C-chan Patent Troll Not at All Funded by Micro$oft Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

QuoteI wouldn't do that C-chan..

Let's start at 0

I use windows -10
I've never used Linux or Unix -10
That last little remark I made about Unix-sama -2
Overall -22
-_- I feel so ashamed..


Oh sure,... nowwwwwwwwwwwww he warns me...... -v-;
*gets prepped for hot-iron flagellations*

QuoteWarning: It's now time for Techno's daily bad pun.
Hmm....Bliss-tan...Someone must've convinced her that the tree runs windows..*rimshot*
-End-


Harharhar..... ^^;
You do realize that Bliss-tan is a *Nix virus, right?  ^.^;

Quote(Yes I have the MP3 if anyone wants it just ask. I also have the complete soundtracks to Gex 2 enter the gecko and Gex 3)


Nope,... I'm a bonified OGG pig now.  OGG files forever!!  ^v^

I've also taken a liking to that Magnatune store advertised above every once in a while.  If I love FOSS software, it's only natural I should support free music.  ^____^

QuoteOh come on now...there are people who've done a lot less than you that I've considered artists. You are an artist!


I suppose it's a matter of semantics.  ^^
By artist I mean "professional artist" or at least someone who does it as their primary passion. That's why I've given myself the replacement title of "Numismatist who happens to be good at Inkscape", if only because my passions really do lie elsewhere.  In terms of the creative realm, I'm a lot more interested in creating stories and such, rather than art for the sake of it -- and perhaps one fo the reasons I feel so unproductive is because I've done so much of the latter but not the former.  

Besides, I reckon too that if I were a real artist, I would be a lot more protective of my source material and would most certainly not divulge my secrets in a tutorial.  But not having to worry about this undercutting my livelihood gives me the freedom to do crazy things like that,... if anything, it's the only thing I can hope for as a legacy.  After all, one-shot drawings are easily forgotten, but knowledge is forever.  -.-

QuoteXD (put a copyright on that!)


Nah, you're safe.  You've probably realized by now that the C-chan only does VERTICAL faces....

^____^
-____-
^____~
T____T
@____@

QuoteI'm looking at you cause I never thought I'd see a survivalist Puppy-chan!
I have to start blurting out other random proper nouns and and adjectives and see what comes of it :P


Over the weekend, I did a quick sketch of PilotOS-tan that I think could make for a good "slapshot" (my new term for a very fast one-shot drawing).  I plan to try out some new shading effects for her too, but for the most part it's a great way to debut this historically-important OS-tan.  ^.^

QuoteStill debating whether or not an OS X should make an appearance, though...


In my honest opinion,... unless it's my beloved Pu-chan,......... I think we're good for now.  ^6

QuoteYeah, that was the Unix family caterer...they want me to let you know they're having a roast ham for their holiday dinner!


*sigh*  Again..... -v-;

*ears flop down*
*prepares to be taken away by UNIX MPs*

QuoteI was trying to figure out how to do some kind of interesting lighting...


Well, you're already a master of unique white lighting effects, so I know it won't be a problem for you to create multi-colored highlights.  Essentially, different hair sections will have different colored hues in their highlighted areas.

QuoteDid you just insinuate....?


Hoe?  ^^;

QuoteBrother Techno hath forgoteth his awesomely pro-Linux signature! That shall be worthy of a few points!


Oh trust me,.... he's already in good standing as it is since he has my 12 points... ^^;

QuoteBut yeah, I was a bit inspired with IRIX-tan by a recent TSO concert I went to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Siberian_Orchestra

They play a lot of awesome Christmas songs, and put on one of the most incredible light shows ever!


Speaking of which, I just released my first free random SVG art (which I'll refer to as my "Arte Libre" series) in the Download section, and it just so happens to be something you might be interested in:

(http://ostan-collections.net/dl_mod/thumbs/105_Laserlightshow.png)
http://ostan-collections.net/downloads.php?view=detail&id=105

It was done very quickly, so don't expect an absolutely faithful recreation.  Still, it might give you some ideas for making IRIX-tan's eyecandy a lot like your concert, especially since you can change the colors of those gradients.  

I divided it up into 3 different layers, though, since all the Blur and special effects usage is quite memory intensive.  In order to work on one layer, you may need to switch off the other two to avoid any slowdowns.  This is why I can't wait for Inkscape 0.46 and the new Cairo engine that comes with it.  Because Blurring effects were just recently introduced in 0.45, the existing engine is woefully inadequate to handle all the complicated algorithms required, and this really shows here.

QuoteIf you are going to add in one of the OSX-tans, may I suggest adding in Panther-tan? Or a Jaguar-tan would be good too because you haven't drawn either of them yet. But then again, either Leopard-tan or Rhapsody-tan would probably seem like the best candidate of the OSX-tans for the picture because Leopard-tan would have the best appreciation for IRIX-tan's crazy lightshows and Rhapsody-tan hands out bottles of apple cider... or eggnog!


I stand corrected,... an OSX-tan wouldn't hurt.  ^^

*Prays for the Perpetually-Persuasive Power of PU to Prevail*

Quote*squints at Bella* say.. where did you say you were from again? My buddy went to a concert of theirs recently...


In the US state where you're required to "Live Free or Die".  Oh, and its neighbor and rival state looks like the same state did a 180 clockwise flip.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 07, 2007, 03:07:09 am
QuoteIn the US state where you're required to "Live Free or Die". Oh, and its neighbor and rival state looks like the same state did a 180 clockwise flip.

180 CLOCKWISE? WHAT!?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 07, 2007, 05:20:49 pm
Quote*squints at Bella* say.. where did you say you were from again? My buddy went to a concert of theirs recently...


NH...

Quote1. Slackware-tan looks really cool with her hair down!

2. I've wondered if SCO-tan is permanently confined to crutches.

3. I especially like IRIX-tan and her crazy lightshows!


Yeah, I didn't know how it would turn out with her hair braided...glad you like her, though!

As for SCO, I think she'll need the crutches for a while....whether it's because of her injuries, or an ill-guided attempt to trump up sympathy, it open to interpretation ;)

IRIX-tan can put on a show, but one would tire of them after a while :P

Quote4. If you are going to add in one of the OSX-tans, may I suggest adding in Panther-tan? Or a Jaguar-tan would be good too because you haven't drawn either of them yet. But then again, either Leopard-tan or Rhapsody-tan would probably seem like the best candidate of the OSX-tans for the picture because Leopard-tan would have the best appreciation for IRIX-tan's crazy lightshows and Rhapsody-tan hands out bottles of apple cider... or eggnog!


I considered either Panther or Jaguar-tan, but honestly...I thought they might be a little to shy for the part (you'll see!)...Leopard-chan I also considered, seeing as Leopard is the first OSX to meet some Unix standard (I forget which one...), and therefor would be the closest to the Unixes. But in the end I went with our old, tried-and-true....Tiger-sama!

QuoteOh sure,... nowwwwwwwwwwwww he warns me...... -v-;
*gets prepped for hot-iron flagellations*


Nobody ever said being a Unix-sama-ist was going to be fun!

QuoteI've also taken a liking to that Magnatune store advertised above every once in a while. If I love FOSS software, it's only natural I should support free music. ^____^


Hmmm..I've been tempted to click on that link...

But I'm afraid it'd be a bunch of garage bands....XD

QuoteI suppose it's a matter of semantics. ^^
By artist I mean "professional artist" or at least someone who does it as their primary passion. That's why I've given myself the replacement title of "Numismatist who happens to be good at Inkscape", if only because my passions really do lie elsewhere. In terms of the creative realm, I'm a lot more interested in creating stories and such, rather than art for the sake of it -- and perhaps one fo the reasons I feel so unproductive is because I've done so much of the latter but not the former.

Besides, I reckon too that if I were a real artist, I would be a lot more protective of my source material and would most certainly not divulge my secrets in a tutorial. But not having to worry about this undercutting my livelihood gives me the freedom to do crazy things like that,... if anything, it's the only thing I can hope for as a legacy. After all, one-shot drawings are easily forgotten, but knowledge is forever. -.-


Hmmm....I suppose I probably wouldn't be here either if it was purely for the art of it. I think the backstories make up a huge part of our artistic community, and is arguably the most difficult part of character design. Probably why I don't do as many Distro-tans as I used to, I'm more interested in the older OS-tans...

QuoteNah, you're safe. You've probably realized by now that the C-chan only does VERTICAL faces....


I only do vertical faces when they suit the point, or when there's no horizontal equivalent, like O____o

QuoteOver the weekend, I did a quick sketch of PilotOS-tan that I think could make for a good "slapshot" (my new term for a very fast one-shot drawing). I plan to try out some new shading effects for her too, but for the most part it's a great way to debut this historically-important OS-tan. ^.^


I once did a PilotOS-tan drawing! But it wasn't that good and is old (May this year)....

Can't wait to see her, though!

Quote*sigh* Again..... -v-;

*ears flop down*
*prepares to be taken away by UNIX MPs*


*starts singing C-Chan roasting on an open fire*

But perhaps I can bribe the chefs and force em to serve FCL's hat instead of you...

QuoteSpeaking of which, I just released my first free random SVG art (which I'll refer to as my "Arte Libre" series) in the Download section, and it just so happens to be something you might be interested in:


Awesome!!!

When did you make that up?

QuoteIn the US state where you're required to "Live Free or Die". Oh, and its neighbor and rival state looks like the same state did a 180 clockwise flip.


...and more people I know have used Linux or own Macs than Vista....
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Siya on December 08, 2007, 08:56:37 am
Quote from: "Bella"But perhaps I can bribe the chefs and force em to serve FCL's hat instead of you...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/MarcandSiya/TabenaiFCL-tan.jpg)

Added after 9 hours 10 minutes:

In other news, both Ubuntu-sama and the Christmas picture are looking really good!  I've been meaning to comment on them for a long time.  ._.;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 09, 2007, 12:16:08 am
OMG.

I think this just shortened my lifespan X_____X

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/Copyofholidaybetalarge.png)

And for the unadulteratedly HUUUUUUGE and no-captions version:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/holidaybetalarge.png

And I shan't even get into the freaky semi-crash-BSOD-that-K8 pulled out of whilst this pic was exporting O____________o

Added after 41 seconds:

And thanks, Siya! I didn't think FCL-tan could get any cuter, but here she does!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Siya on December 09, 2007, 12:36:17 am
OH MY GOD!

That looks awesome!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 09, 2007, 01:07:52 am
Holey,... Moley,... Great Balls of Fire!!  @v@

*this is gonna need my hallmark placeholder swoonage*

PSB.....  ^^

*uber swoons*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Tsubashi on December 09, 2007, 01:16:02 am
Lol, Tiger-tan FTW! ^o^
Definitely wasn't expecting that, yet just as definitely awesome!

I concur with Senpai! ^.^

Great job Bella-sama, I love it! You certainly picked up vector art really quickly. It probably help that you were very artistically gifted beforehand ^-^

Some of my favorite s were the little angel tux, and Bliss-tan. Kawaii ^v^

Wonderful job, Bella-sama. Defiantly becoming one of my desktops. Not only that, but you will be the first person who's not Senpai, whose artwork makes it to my "preferred" desktops folder (meaning they show up more often. ^__^

Though, since when is 1021 x 1024 huge? That's only like 37.8148148% of my screen! ^.^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 09, 2007, 01:20:06 am
ZOMG! That is uber-awesome!!

And you got all that done in just a few days after posting up your last progress on that picture!

But now I feel ashamed of myself. It takes at least 3 days for me to finish up each of the ZS special pages I'm working on and there's like no chance of me finishing it up before the 25th like I was hoping :(

And I see you added in Tiger-tan rockin' out on the guitar, which also goes nicely with IRIX-tan's light show! (Hey, the rock n' roll musicians can hire her to the light shows at their performances!) I also see Tinfoil Hat-tan using her electric force field and there's a mysterious girl next to her who seems oblivious to TFH-tan (I'm curious. Who is she?)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 09, 2007, 03:58:29 pm
Thanks everyone! I'm glad you guys like it!  ;010

QuoteSome of my favorite s were the little angel tux, and Bliss-tan. Kawaii ^v^


Hehee...I can just see Linux-sama shooing Bliss-chan away to put the real angel on the tree ;)

QuoteWonderful job, Bella-sama. Defiantly becoming one of my desktops. Not only that, but you will be the first person who's not Senpai, whose artwork makes it to my "preferred" desktops folder (meaning they show up more often. ^__^


Awesome :)

QuoteThough, since when is 1021 x 1024 huge? That's only like 37.8148148% of my screen! ^.^


Since it just about crashed my computer :P Either that, or it was my BSOD screensaver making an appearance....

Quote
ZOMG! That is uber-awesome!!

And you got all that done in just a few days after posting up your last progress on that picture!

But now I feel ashamed of myself. It takes at least 3 days for me to finish up each of the ZS special pages I'm working on and there's like no chance of me finishing it up before the 25th like I was hoping


Actually, the hardest part was working with the blurring and stuff...I worked on it a bit every day and spent more time on the weekends.

I think the part where I gain the most efficiency is though not doing much soft-shading, and using a lot of object>clip and boolean operations for the shading...

I think that old mini-tutorial (with 3.1-san, is I am not mistaken) that C-Chan made is seriously underrated ;)

QuoteAnd I see you added in Tiger-tan rockin' out on the guitar, which also goes nicely with IRIX-tan's light show! (Hey, the rock n' roll musicians can hire her to the light shows at their performances!) I also see Tinfoil Hat-tan using her electric force field and there's a mysterious girl next to her who seems oblivious to TFH-tan (I'm curious. Who is she?)


Next to TFH-tan is ArchLinux-tan. I made it a cross between Juzo-kun's and my own.

BeOS-tan aside, somehow I always thought ArchLinux-tan would be a bit like Yuki Nagato, at least in personality...That's why seem seems so...uninterested ;)

And a closeup of Tiger-tan and co.

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/rect49410.png)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 11, 2007, 01:31:57 pm
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Before I gave my EeePC-chan to those kids, I accidentally deleted my response-in-progress to this thread!!!!!  NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ^0^

*grovels on floor and starts banging head in frustration*

I'm sorry, Bella-san.... I doth sucketh...  I promise a response will go out tonight, no matter what.....  ;-;

Added after 17 hours 48 minutes:

Oh,.. did I say I "promised"...? ^^

I meant,... I "propose" that a response would go out yesterday evening.  ^____^;

Didn't quite happen, so,.... better late than never.  ^^;

*types*

Added after 2 hours 33 minutes:

[sorry, a lot of these responses I'm typing from memory.... ;__; )

QuoteAs for SCO, I think she'll need the crutches for a while....whether it's because of her injuries, or an ill-guided attempt to trump up sympathy, it open to interpretation


Hmmm,... good question.... Guess we'll wait for the Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaambulance to arrive, and we can ask them.  `v'

QuoteIRIX-tan can put on a show, but one would tire of them after a while :P


Given how drastically IRIX usage has dropped, I wouldn't be surprised if IRIX-san hasn't changed her lightshows since the late 90's.  ^^;

QuoteI considered either Panther or Jaguar-tan, but honestly...I thought they might be a little to shy for the part (you'll see!)...Leopard-chan I also considered, seeing as Leopard is the first OSX to meet some Unix standard (I forget which one...), and therefor would be the closest to the Unixes. But in the end I went with our old, tried-and-true....Tiger-sama!


YAY!  Tiger-sama!  Good choice, good choice.
Still, Pu-chan would've been a great choice too,... just imagine, she'd look as natural with an electrical guitar as Mikuru is with an AK-47.  -v-

QuoteHmmm..I've been tempted to click on that link...

But I'm afraid it'd be a bunch of garage bands....XD


I understand, since that's also the same concern I had.  ^^
But still, you'd be surprised at the production value of some of these songs -- really impressive for free music, and I certainly hope they expand further.  ^___^

Besides, it's always good if you can click on ad links every once in a while (at least the FOSS ones), since they help pay for the site.  ^__~

QuoteI only do vertical faces when they suit the point, or when there's no horizontal equivalent, like O____o


8(

QuoteI once did a PilotOS-tan drawing! But it wasn't that good and is old (May this year)....

Can't wait to see her, though!


Wow, I don't remember seeing her.  'v'

I'm not sure if my design will look anywhere near close, but I'd still like to see your drawing some time.  ^^

QuoteAwesome!!!

When did you make that up?


That very evening when I saw your picture of the TransSiberian Concert.  Did it in about half-an-hour, although near the end it slowed down too much to be workable (which is why I had to break the image up in layers).  I'm just counting the days till 0.46, and hoping it really renders blur effects as fast as I hope it will.  ^____^

Before I add more Arte Libre SVGs, though, I do believe I still have a Pattern Fill tutorial to complete.  ^^;

Quote...and more people I know have used Linux or own Macs than Vista....


It's like I went down the rabbit hole!  @v@

QuoteIn other news, both Ubuntu-sama and the Christmas picture are looking really good! I've been meaning to comment on them for a long time. ._.;


Tsk tsk tsk,... Siya-san's response time is slow.  Then again,... he gets a lot more artwork done, so I'm jealous.... ^.^

Speaking of which,... I was just wondering that FCL-tan would look perfect for an avatar.  ^____^

....

.....

*nudge nudge*  ^_________________________^

QuoteOMG.

I think this just shortened my lifespan X_____X


Certainly shortened mine!  XvX

(http://www.beautycheap.com/shop/images/Age%20intervention%20Face%20Cream.jpg)

QuoteAnd I shan't even get into the freaky semi-crash-BSOD-that-K8 pulled out of whilst this pic was exporting O____________o


It looks the part.  Definitely can't wait until 0.46 is released.  ^___^

QuoteWonderful job, Bella-sama. Defiantly becoming one of my desktops. Not only that, but you will be the first person who's not Senpai, whose artwork makes it to my "preferred" desktops folder (meaning they show up more often. ^__^


SECONDED!!!  ^V^

*Export to desktop*

QuoteAnd you got all that done in just a few days after posting up your last progress on that picture!


I do have to point out that the production time was definitely very short for such an explosively powerful image!  ^v^

QuoteHehee...I can just see Linux-sama shooing Bliss-chan away to put the real  angel on the tree


Beastly thing.... Shoo!  SHOO!

QuoteSince it just about crashed my computer :P Either that, or it was my BSOD screensaver making an appearance....


My own primary machine can generally take exports of up to 2000 px width without much complaint.  Past that, however, it gets exponentially slower for some reason.  But again,... has to do with the outdated engine.  In Cairo, thou can seeketh thy salvation.  ^___^

QuoteActually, the hardest part was working with the blurring and stuff...I worked on it a bit every day and spent more time on the weekends.

I think the part where I gain the most efficiency is though not doing much soft-shading, and using a lot of object>clip and boolean operations for the shading...

I think that old mini-tutorial (with 3.1-san, is I am not mistaken) that C-Chan made is seriously underrated


*squeal* ^___^
That sure does make an old, dilapidated pig feel useful.... ^-^
Lately I've been doing that myself if I can help it,... placing the flat shaded objects first, then blurring them later if needed.  And in others, like my latest Puppy-chan, I just downright flat shade the characters and blur whatever needs to be blurred (e.g., clouds).

Admittedly, the mini-tutorial is still applicable for 100% flat-shaded characters, but I myself have stopped using that particular method.  ^^

QuoteNext to TFH-tan is ArchLinux-tan. I made it a cross between Juzo-kun's and my own.


Aa sou,... I did have some trouble identifying ArchLinux-tan and Tinfoil Hat-tan, but that was a very nice touch.  Will say more later.  ^^

QuoteAnd a closeup of Tiger-tan and co.


Holy smokes!  That lightshow looks familiar!  ^v^

In any event, time for my LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG overdue review of your latest and greatest masterpiece.  ^___^
Note that I'm assuming it's complete, so prepare thyself!  ^o^



And that's about all I have to add to that.  ^^
Sorry it took days/months/years to post these comments.  -.-;
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 11, 2007, 10:29:16 pm
QuoteYAY! Tiger-sama! Good choice, good choice.
Still, Pu-chan would've been a great choice too,... just imagine, she'd look as natural with an electrical guitar as Mikuru is with an AK-47. -v-


Puma-chan with a electric guitar...?
Mikuru with an AK-47...?

Must. Draw. Puma-chan. With. Automatic. Weapon.

QuoteI understand, since that's also the same concern I had. ^^
But still, you'd be surprised at the production value of some of these songs -- really impressive for free music, and I certainly hope they expand further. ^___^


Heehee....

The last foray into free music I was subjected to was drunken neighbors on their patio with no ear for...well...singing in key XD

Quote8(



Bah, I like O____O better!

QuoteWow, I don't remember seeing her. 'v'

I'm not sure if my design will look anywhere near close, but I'd still like to see your drawing some time. ^^


Maybe I'll post it. But as I said, it's ancient by my standards :P

I made her kinda quiet and stoic looking, wearing a pilot's outfit (leather jacket, cap with goggles), and short-ish brunette hair tied back into a ponytail...

If my memory serves right...

QuoteThat very evening when I saw your picture of the TransSiberian Concert. Did it in about half-an-hour, although near the end it slowed down too much to be workable (which is why I had to break the image up in layers). I'm just counting the days till 0.46, and hoping it really renders blur effects as fast as I hope it will. ^____^

Before I add more Arte Libre SVGs, though, I do believe I still have a Pattern Fill tutorial to complete. ^^;


At least it didn't take much time! Thanks, BTW, it really helped out quite a bit!

QuoteIt's like I went down the rabbit hole! @v@


Yup, that's the general feeling around here :P

QuoteSpeaking of which,... I was just wondering that FCL-tan would look perfect for an avatar. ^____^

....

.....

*nudge nudge* ^_________________________^


*nudges from other side*

Hey....I hope we don't make him motion-sick....

QuoteIt looks the part. Definitely can't wait until 0.46 is released. ^___^


Teehee...but really, it was quite freaky. Took me back to my Win98 days!

I guess Windows XP is like a wild animal that's been tamed; It may behave mannerly and docile most of the time, but it's still a Windows underneath. Never think it's 100% tamed XD

QuoteSECONDED!!! ^V^

*Export to desktop*


Thanks :D

QuoteAdmittedly, the mini-tutorial is still applicable for 100% flat-shaded characters, but I myself have stopped using that particular method. ^^


Yeah, I noticed on the Puppy-chan pic....

QuoteUNIX-sama: She was already great before, so no surprise here (other than perhaps a little more higlights). The chair looks infinitely better and same for the rod which is now far removed from Slack-tan's chin. And the sparkly reflection on it is a nice touch) ^^


The Goddess shall lookith great in vector sketch or finished work! Without exception! ^_^

QuoteSlackware-tan: Now she looks like Slack-tan. ^___^
She can use a little pink highlight in the top of her head.

Linux-sama: Oooh! Her dress looks far more radiant than before! Very impressive, and definitely draws out the gorgeous drapery even further. ^__^

I do see some light blue in her hair, but I think it's still too light to realistically reflect the colored light behind her. More cyan towards the back of her hair and left bang, and some red/pink at the top of her right bang, and maybe some lime green splashed in the middle would probably work.

IRIX-sama: This applies to her especially, since the light sources are literally right in her face. ^^
If I have a little time, I can probably try drawing what I mean.

Bliss-tan: No surprises here, still cute as ever. ^__^
However, I'm not sure if that yellow light needs to be in front of or behind her. If in front, consider adding a white ring within the yellow flare, to give that super-luminiscent look that you mastered so perfectly with the cyan orb. If behind her, she'll need her, she'll need strong yellow highlights outlining the rim of her body.

Regardless, her right wing can use a splash of cyan.


Ah, I'm being damned lazy right now :P Maybe I'll just do a bit of touchup in PS.....

Oh yeah, and a sketch for gOS-tan that's been kicking around for a while...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/313.jpg)

I gave her a youthful, trendy look as gOS is more commercial than most distros. The sleeves and stocking-thingies are a nod to Mac OS X-tan, as gOS's GUI is a bit Mac-like. I think the color scheme will be very green. I might color her with a darker skintone, as a nod to gOS's Ubuntan heritage, plus I always like to see some diversity :)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 11, 2007, 11:37:13 pm
SWOONAGE!!!!!!!!!!  ^V^

*gets floored*

I take it you tried out gOS already, which is why you know your on the verge of drawing complete, unbridled win!  ^-^

Anyway, know you wrote a lot, but have a few things to do so will be just posting the lighting suggestions I made earlier.  You don't have to do them, since you're image is already quite detailed -- but maybe it'll come in handy sometime....

(http://ostan-collections.net/annex/Images/Copyofholidaybetalarge2.png)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Siya on December 12, 2007, 01:01:24 am
gOS is win!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Techno the fox on December 13, 2007, 12:51:03 am
@v@

Oh my....


That is....

AWESOME!!

Too much for words..

^____^  (_x4)

Surely you can't have a copyright on that C-Chan.

gOS-tan is cute too ^-^


Oh, and Remember what I said about a certain MP3 that would fit this?

Well here. http://ostan-collections.net/downloads.php?view=detail&id=107

Sorry C-chan, I don't have it in an OGG format. Will this do?
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 13, 2007, 10:21:05 pm
QuoteI take it you tried out gOS already, which is why you know your on the verge of drawing complete, unbridled win! ^-^


Nope, not yet :P

Still having fun with Ubuntu (ZOMG I figured out how to un-install stuff! Yay!)

QuoteAnyway, know you wrote a lot, but have a few things to do so will be just posting the lighting suggestions I made earlier. You don't have to do them, since you're image is already quite detailed -- but maybe it'll come in handy sometime....


Like I said before, I might take the lazy way out and PS it...

QuoteThat is....

AWESOME!!

Too much for words..

^____^ (_x4)

Surely you can't have a copyright on that C-Chan.


Oh yeah, I'm sure he does. He's more proprietary than M$, IBM, and The SCO Group combined O___O

Anyhoo, thanks! Think of this picture as my gift to the forum this holiday season ;)

QuoteOh, and Remember what I said about a certain MP3 that would fit this?

Well here. http://ostan-collections.net/downloads.php?view=detail&id=107

Sorry C-chan, I don't have it in an OGG format. Will this do?


I took a listen...yeah, that does fit a bit :)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 15, 2007, 12:45:59 am
QuoteToo much for words..

^____^ (_x4)

Surely you can't have a copyright on that C-Chan.


Up to x9999999999999, so pony up d00d!  ^v^

*expects to be showered by tidal wave of royalty fees*  ^___________^

QuoteOh, and Remember what I said about a certain MP3 that would fit this?

Well here. http://ostan-collections.net/downloads.php?view=detail&id=107

Sorry C-chan, I don't have it in an OGG format. Will this do?


Of course.  ^^
I only said I was a strong and firm supporter of OGG,... otherwise, I'd whither and DIE if I didn't have the ability to play MP3's too.  ^.^
(A lot of my favorite net radios use it)

Yeah, the song is dynamite for that scene!!  ^v^

*imagines Unix-tans and Linux-tans grudgingly marching around a pole*  

QuoteNope, not yet :P

Still having fun with Ubuntu (ZOMG I figured out how to un-install stuff! Yay!)


Through Synaptic, I hope?  ^^'

Yeah, it was hard for me to figure that out with SUSE Linux,. but easy as pie with Xubuntu and the incredible, edible Synaptic, bless its hearts.  ^V^

*stifles tear*

QuoteLike I said before, I might take the lazy way out and PS it...


Ehhh, just forget about it.  It's not really a big thing anyway -- just consider it an extension of my Inkscape tutorial.  -v-

BTW, want the source?  It's just slabs of color over a link to your picture so didn't think you'd want it, but maybe you do?

QuoteOh yeah, I'm sure he does. He's more proprietary than M$, IBM, and The SCO Group combined O___O


Very good,... nothing less from the person who can read VMS-sama so well!  ^v^

*taps foot impatiently, awaiting tidal wave of royalties.  -.-
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 15, 2007, 01:45:49 pm
QuoteThrough Synaptic, I hope? ^^'

Yeah, it was hard for me to figure that out with SUSE Linux,. but easy as pie with Xubuntu and the incredible, edible Synaptic, bless its hearts. ^V^

*stifles tear*


I dunno >//////<

It was the thing that said "add/remove programs" in the menu...

QuoteEhhh, just forget about it. It's not really a big thing anyway -- just consider it an extension of my Inkscape tutorial. -v-

BTW, want the source? It's just slabs of color over a link to your picture so didn't think you'd want it, but maybe you do?


Sure, I guess...if it's not much trouble...
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 18, 2007, 01:30:35 am
QuoteI dunno >//////<

It was the thing that said "add/remove programs" in the menu...


Hmmmm,... it's possible it could be Synaptic.  Then again, i also recall there was another packager besides Synaptic and Aptitude that had lots of nice pictures, but really wasn't very good.  ^-^;

Oh well,..... in any event, now that you know that, you're free to install/uninstall stuff in gOS as well!  ^v^

Added after 1 minutes:

QuoteSure, I guess...if it's not much trouble...


GAAAH!!  >v<

Technically-speaking, it's no trouble at all.  ^^'
In reality, though, it's in my powered-off desktop PC.  ^____^;
[I'm typing this from Eee-chan]

No problem, I'll just send it to you later.  ^^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 18, 2007, 09:25:13 pm
Okay, got it.  ^_____^

Make sure to extract both files to the same folder.

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Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 18, 2007, 11:57:28 pm
Thanks! I'll have to try that out.

Now for what I drew while I should have been working on my comic:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/314vector.png)

What the hell? Late 60's Multics-sama! Where did she come from?!

You wouldn't believe how quickly I got to this point...like, three and a half hours tops. Must have been because I had a great sketch to begin with that's been in the works for quite a while. And there's a sorta easter egg...although I dunno if I should leave it in the finished work. But I think it kinda adds to her sorceress look.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 19, 2007, 12:01:26 am
Like FREAKIN SWOONAGE~!!!!!!!!!  @o@

*with last bit of consciousness, zeroes in on the nape of her neck for possible Easter Egg*

....

*looses consciousness*

*swoons HARD*  @v@
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 19, 2007, 02:02:51 pm
O___O
o___o
-____-
o____o
O____O
O------O
O---v---O
ï½·ï¾€â"â"â"â"â"â"(゚∀゚)â"â"â"â"â"â" !!!!!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 22, 2007, 12:24:27 am
QuoteLike FREAKIN SWOONAGE~!!!!!!!!! @o@


QuoteO___O
o___o
-____-
o____o
O____O
O------O
O---v---O
ï½·ï¾€â"â"â"â"â"â"(゚∀゚)â"â"â"â"â"â" !!!!!


...So I take it you guys like Multics-sama, no? ;)

Anyhoo, here's an alpha-ish version of the pic...I'm pretty happy with it now, but feel free to point out anything. All I have to do is shade the chair and add a background (I somehow want to add a grandfather clock...long story)...

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/314earlyalpha.png)

And a closeup of her head and neck

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/rect9249.png)

BTW, that easter egg of sorts is that Multics logo tattoo...I didn't know how it would work out, but I think is adds to the "sorceress" look. I made her feathers black tipped as female snowy owls often have scalloping, and I thought pure white might look a bit too innocent...she may look elegant, but trust me, in battle she's about as dainty as an army tank :P

And I've gotten an idea for what could be one of the most tragic characters of OS yore; CTSS (that's Compatible Time-Sharing System)-san...gone, and quite forgotten.

(I checked...she's not even listed in the Annex thread!)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 23, 2007, 03:30:00 pm
FUX
I WASTED MY "KITA"!!!
I need to spare them next time...can't use them on a first excerpt like that...will get repetitive...
*constrains self*
I shall be as Odysseus, who rode the storm listening to the song of the Sirens, bound to the mast! I shalt see, but I shall not KITA!

...Ki....ki...ki...ki-NO! AAGH THIS IS TOO MUCH!!!!! *runs off with massive nosebleed*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 23, 2007, 08:28:38 pm
Thanks! I take it you like her...?

Quote*runs off with massive nosebleed*


*hands Nejin a bunch of tissues*

Now you surely see why she has legions upon legions of Multicians whom worship her :P
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 26, 2007, 12:54:28 am
Quote...So I take it you guys like Multics-sama, no?

Anyhoo, here's an alpha-ish version of the pic...I'm pretty happy with it now, but feel free to point out anything. All I have to do is shade the chair and add a background (I somehow want to add a grandfather clock...long story)...


Holy hell!  The Great Grandmother is so drippingly beautiful, I can tell why UNIX-sama has a complex.  ^^'
The problem is that my comparison to her as a kind of "Cleopatra" is not altogether inaccurate (if anything, it's a bit lacking).  ^^;

I'm afraid at this point in the game I really can't contribute anything in the way of comments and suggestions, as just the shear detail of the folds in her dress leave me in A-W-E.  (and I imagine this is what passes for her as "casual" wear.... ^^;)
Her wings too are also done with great care,... it actually pains me to recall the fate that awaits them (since as you say, this picture is "taken" in the 60's).

I guess when it's time to apply shading to the couch, I'll be on you like a Hollywood Lighting Director.  ^^'

QuoteBTW, that easter egg of sorts is that Multics logo tattoo...I didn't know how it would work out, but I think is adds to the "sorceress" look. I made her feathers black tipped as female snowy owls often have scalloping, and I thought pure white might look a bit too innocent...she may look elegant, but trust me, in battle she's about as dainty as an army tank :P


Hey now, I kinda-sorta got it right (even though I was swooning at the time I pointed it out), so like,.... don't I get a present or something?  ^_____^

Excellent call on the wings, btw.  ^.^
Indeed,... for the mother of the Great Mother, one can't expect her to be some lazy aristocrat sitting around on her royal laurels all day.  No ma'am, that woman's a biter, and she bites H-A-R-D.  ^v^

Even with only a portion of her power in her later [pre-resurrection] years, she should be rather tough no?

QuoteAnd I've gotten an idea for what could be one of the most tragic characters of OS yore; CTSS (that's Compatible Time-Sharing System)-san...gone, and quite forgotten.

(I checked...she's not even listed in the Annex thread!)


Oh no, actually she was in the Annex at one point,... but was removed just to enhance the extra tragedy.  ^__________^

fufufu....

Just kidding,... nope, the legendary Great Great Grandmother is fair game. ^^
I may have come across her name at some point,... but in my young and foolish braing I confused her with CTOS-tan (a much later OS-tan, who is actually a Binteji Renmei member... ^.^).

Sadly, I also concur that CTSS-tan would qualify as a Deceased-tan.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 26, 2007, 10:20:16 pm
QuoteHoly hell! The Great Grandmother is so drippingly beautiful, I can tell why UNIX-sama has a complex. ^^'
The problem is that my comparison to her as a kind of "Cleopatra" is not altogether inaccurate (if anything, it's a bit lacking). ^^;


Yes, I tried to make her look a bit like Unix-sama (especially in the eyes and hair), but, yeah, like a ton prettier ;)

QuoteI'm afraid at this point in the game I really can't contribute anything in the way of comments and suggestions, as just the shear detail of the folds in her dress leave me in A-W-E. (and I imagine this is what passes for her as "casual" wear.... ^^


The folds I worked out 100% in the hand sketch phase. A lot of drawings I loose "steam" on and have to struggle through the vector sketch, but this one I couldn't wait to finish ;)

QuoteHer wings too are also done with great care,... it actually pains me to recall the fate that awaits them (since as you say, this picture is "taken" in the 60's).


Hmmm....just from what you've said before, wasn't she supposed to be missing one wing after the...."incident" : |
I dunno, when I do a drawing of an older Multics-sama she might just have a broken wing that never really recovered (I don't think she'd even be able to move it too well). Somehow I think she's been through enough (them Multicians have gotten to me).

And on a sort of curious note, when did she and Unix-sama get into that battle? I'm guessing sometime in the early/mid 70s...

QuoteI guess when it's time to apply shading to the couch, I'll be on you like a Hollywood Lighting Director. ^^'


Yeah, I've been working on the couch...

QuoteHey now, I kinda-sorta got it right (even though I was swooning at the time I pointed it out), so like,.... don't I get a present or something? ^_____^


Your gift was not being served as a Christmas ham :P

QuoteIndeed,... for the mother of the Great Mother, one can't expect her to be some lazy aristocrat sitting around on her royal laurels all day. No ma'am, that woman's a biter, and she bites H-A-R-D. ^v^


Speaking of which, I thought of an interesting, appropriate battle method for her. Multics introduced the concept of security rings, which as I understand a lot of OSs use today (wiki it, it's a hard concept to explain).

Anyhoo, I suppose Multics-sama could generate a powerful circular forcefield around (actually originating from) her, which could either work as a shield, or blast outward, knocking down any opponents too close to the "epicenter". So theoretically, she could take out attackers without even breaking a sweat ;)

I should mention, even before I had any concepts for a Multics-sama, I thought Unix-sama might have a similar (albeit much less exotic) form of forcefield manipulation, so I think all fits well.

Also, (among other) VMS also used "rings" quite early on. I dunno if VMS-sama quite has power of this caliber, perhaps she just mows down attackers around her with that clever of hers ;)

QuoteEven with only a portion of her power in her later [pre-resurrection] years, she should be rather tough no?


I think after loosing most of her "magical" powers, she would have had to use a lot of her own physical strength in fights, which couldn't have helped her much...it probably added to her downfall.

Currently, though she's alive, I think she's all but powerless. She's probably not even conscious for the most part...at least not until they make some kind of emulator for modern computers, or fire up an old Honeywell mainframe :P

QuoteOh no, actually she was in the Annex at one point,... but was removed just to enhance the extra tragedy. ^__________^

fufufu....

Just kidding,... nope, the legendary Great Great Grandmother is fair game. ^^


Hah.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 29, 2007, 02:29:07 pm
Ah, I know I'm quite busy with other stuff, but I think I came up with a great one-panel comic idea. One clue: Rhapsody-tan and NT-tan after an evening of drinking.

And it's going to be musical! 100 points to anyone who can what the song will be...a hint: Think Jimmy Buffet XD
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Siya on December 29, 2007, 07:31:05 pm
Multics-sama's outfit looks absolutely amazing!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on December 30, 2007, 08:00:28 am
I just looked at your latest pictures and they were absolutely awesome! I am just back from swooning over the Christmas scene.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on December 30, 2007, 12:02:14 pm
QuoteMultics-sama's outfit looks absolutely amazing!


Thanks! I gotta say some of your tips on fashion design, like being bold and mixing styles and such have helped me out ;010 I looked at pix of old victorian and French style of dress, and gave it my own flair...

QuoteI just looked at your latest pictures and they were absolutely awesome! I am just back from swooning over the Christmas scene.


I'm glad you like them! And as you can tell I've taken quite an interest in Unix-and-like-tans ;)
The Christmas scene just about took it out of me O____O But it was a lot of fun and I like the outcome of it.

Oh yeah, and I think it's finally finished...

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/11522/normal_finished1.png)
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: zjhentohlauedy on December 31, 2007, 12:53:26 am
Bella-san Sugoi!!!
I wish i could have enough patience to do anything worth showing! hehe
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 31, 2007, 01:08:18 am
....
....

I am almost speechless from your latest picture! Multics-sama looks absolutely stunning and with such an elegant outfit and with such wonderful shading and attention to detail! (that must take the patience of a saint to do!) ;019
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 31, 2007, 03:00:15 am
Don't mind me, just stopping by very quickly to swoon my proper respects.  ^___^

*SWOONS!!!*

.....

*slaps on raincheck to thread*
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Gussy Keniji on December 31, 2007, 02:12:36 pm
Dood! This Multics-tan pic is simply god-tier! great detail, on the outfit background and Multics herself. You must really have alot of patience to do somethin as epic as this.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 01, 2008, 06:50:22 am
O...okay. For reals this time.
Er. >.>
<.<
o__o
-__-
O_o
o_O
O_O
OvO
ï½·ï¾€â"â"â"â"â"â"(゚∀゚)â"â"â"â"â"â" !!!!![/size]
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on January 01, 2008, 05:30:11 pm
QuoteYes, I tried to make her look a bit like Unix-sama (especially in the eyes and hair), but, yeah, like a ton prettier


Just got a cool, albeit borderline-heretical idea for a drawing.....

.....

UNIX-sama's Multics-sama cosplay.  ^^;

QuoteThe folds I worked out 100% in the hand sketch phase. A lot of drawings I loose "steam" on and have to struggle through the vector sketch, but this one I couldn't wait to finish


The day i need commission work done on high-fabric drawings, can I count on you?  ^.^

QuoteHmmm....just from what you've said before, wasn't she supposed to be missing one wing after the...."incident" : |
I dunno, when I do a drawing of an older Multics-sama she might just have a broken wing that never really recovered (I don't think she'd even be able to move it too well). Somehow I think she's been through enough (them Multicians have gotten to me).


Agreed.  ^^
That description was just for melodrama, but either the damage wasn't as severe, or the wing was simply reattached after some VERY horrified servants found her in the sorry state after the battle.  Course, given the medical technology at the time, the best they could do was put it back on and perhaps restore a handful of nerve connections.

QuoteAnd on a sort of curious note, when did she and Unix-sama get into that battle? I'm guessing sometime in the early/mid 70s...


Correct.  UNIX-sama herself was born in the late 60's, so in between training and skirmishes some time had past to build her reputation as a real underdog.  ^__^

QuoteYour gift was not being served as a Christmas ham :P


GAH!!!!!!!  >v<

*collpases*

QuoteSpeaking of which, I thought of an interesting, appropriate battle method for her. Multics introduced the concept of security rings, which as I understand a lot of OSs use today (wiki it, it's a hard concept to explain).

Anyhoo, I suppose Multics-sama could generate a powerful circular forcefield around (actually originating from) her, which could either work as a shield, or blast outward, knocking down any opponents too close to the "epicenter". So theoretically, she could take out attackers without even breaking a sweat

I should mention, even before I had any concepts for a Multics-sama, I thought Unix-sama might have a similar (albeit much less exotic) form of forcefield manipulation, so I think all fits well.


I wholeheartedly support whatever would make her look cool and... "pyrotechnicy"....  ^___^

I had similar ideas for UNIX-sama, although mostly fire-based for whatever XYZ reasons I had at the time (probably to add a genetic connection to Solaris-sama and the BSDs).  

Don't get me wrong, though,... Inferno-chan is still queen of fire-based attacks. ^.^

QuoteAlso, (among other) VMS also used "rings" quite early on. I dunno if VMS-sama quite has power of this caliber, perhaps she just mows down attackers around her with that clever of hers


Physical attacks would be all but useless to someone like UNIX-sama, so clearly she has to have her own range of spell-based attacks if she can ever pose as a potential "match" to her.  Due to her upbringing, though, she much prefers to cross iron with iron -- this is why Linux-sama is her favorite adversary, as she too prefers the zen simplicty of her trusty spear (preferring to use "Openn Sourcery" for more constructive purposes).  ^___^

QuoteI think after loosing most of her "magical" powers, she would have had to use a lot of her own physical strength in fights, which couldn't have helped her much...it probably added to her downfall.


Correct.  ^____^

QuoteCurrently, though she's alive, I think she's all but powerless. She's probably not even conscious for the most part...at least not until they make some kind of emulator for modern computers, or fire up an old Honeywell mainframe :P


Correct x2!!  ^v^

QuoteAh, I know I'm quite busy with other stuff, but I think I came up with a great one-panel comic idea. One clue: Rhapsody-tan and NT-tan after an evening of drinking.


Oh wait,... you proposed that idea earlier, no?  ^___^

QuoteAnd it's going to be musical! 100 points to anyone who can what the song will be...a hint: Think Jimmy Buffet XD


A Buffet is something you eat at, no?    ^^;

QuoteThanks! I gotta say some of your tips on fashion design, like being bold and mixing styles and such have helped me out  I looked at pix of old victorian and French style of dress, and gave it my own flair...


*squeals with delight*  

Seems like your time here with us has been very helpful after all.  ^_____^

QuoteOh yeah, and I think it's finally finished...


Granted I'm also swooning from the old-fashioned "filtered" look you posted up in your gallery, the final is absolutely jaw-dropping!  ^V^

You already know how I feel about the Great Grandmother, but I love your work on the couch, the table, the drapery, the hellenic columns,.... even the plant!  Everything looks and blends harmoniously!!!  ^.^

QuoteDood! This Multics-tan pic is simply god-tier! great detail, on the outfit background and Multics herself. You must really have alot of patience to do somethin as epic as this.


Indeed.  Especially after the Nix Christmas pic, I have to wonder where she gets the stamina!  ^v^

Oh and yeah, that would be "doodette" also. ^___^
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Bella on January 01, 2008, 06:46:01 pm
QuoteBella-san Sugoi!!!
I wish i could have enough patience to do anything worth showing! hehe


Hey! Nice seein' you around ;hi Thanks!

Quote
....
....

I am almost speechless from your latest picture! Multics-sama looks absolutely stunning and with such an elegant outfit and with such wonderful shading and attention to detail! (that must take the patience of a saint to do!)


QuoteDood! This Multics-tan pic is simply god-tier! great detail, on the outfit background and Multics herself. You must really have alot of patience to do somethin as epic as this.


To answer you guys, this was actually a relatively easy picture for me to finish. A lot of time, half-way though my vector sketch I'll wonder what the hell I'm doing, and either give up or come close to. With this drawing, I somehow avoided this; perfecting it took a bit of time, but I think it was a very strong concept and I was able to follow through. I'm glad you the results!

QuoteO...okay. For reals this time.
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I'm always happy to hear!

QuoteJust got a cool, albeit borderline-heretical idea for a drawing.....

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UNIX-sama's Multics-sama cosplay. ^^;


OMG. Put that in line of the pix I must someday draw along with my Puma-chan with an automatic weapon pic! I mean, I'll probably be smitted by Unix-sama soon anyhow, why not?

Oh yeah, and what about Slackware-chan cosplaying as Unix-sama along side Unix-sama cosplaying as Multics? (now that's a thought XD)

QuoteThe day i need commission work done on high-fabric drawings, can I count on you? ^.^


Sure, why not!

QuoteAgreed. ^^
That description was just for melodrama, but either the damage wasn't as severe, or the wing was simply reattached after some VERY horrified servants found her in the sorry state after the battle. Course, given the medical technology at the time, the best they could do was put it back on and perhaps restore a handful of nerve connections.


Either way...poor Multics-sama...though I can't say she didn't have it coming to her. She obviously made a terrible underestimation of her enemy.

I suppose if CTSS-san was still around (perhaps, as she lived until 73'), she would have been one of those helpers who found her -__- I almost want to think that.

QuoteI wholeheartedly support whatever would make her look cool and... "pyrotechnicy".... ^___^

I had similar ideas for UNIX-sama, although mostly fire-based for whatever XYZ reasons I had at the time (probably to add a genetic connection to Solaris-sama and the BSDs).

Don't get me wrong, though,... Inferno-chan is still queen of fire-based attacks. ^.^


Yeah, the idea for the ring forcefield just came to me after I read about the "rings" ;)

And Unix-sama having fire-based attacks is kinda interesting (Though maybe Unix-sama possesses a bit of a combination? Like she can control flames, rather than just cause blatant destruction?)

...and it would make for a good Inferno-chan explanation. It skips a generation :P

QuotePhysical attacks would be all but useless to someone like UNIX-sama, so clearly she has to have her own range of spell-based attacks if she can ever pose as a potential "match" to her. Due to her upbringing, though, she much prefers to cross iron with iron -- this is why Linux-sama is her favorite adversary, as she too prefers the zen simplicty of her trusty spear (preferring to use "Openn Sourcery" for more constructive purposes). ^___^


I think someone like VMS-sama's "magical" attacks might be more akin to the super-alchemy of FMA (IE, thought her learning to manipulate energy and objects around her); whereas Multics-sama and the Unixes possess more of a self-generated power. I've thought for a while this might fit...perhaps it's my rather State Militaristic-view of the DECs (I mean, like, minus the warmongering and mass destruction  ;013).

Though, yeah, I do agree she'd be more comfortable with using a sword. Never thought of why Linux-sama would have never used the powers she was born with (seems only logical she would have some powers, as the Unixes and Minix-sensei have such), but I think your right: She uses them for good, and would rather give her opponents a fair fight ;)

QuoteCorrect. ^____^


QuoteCorrect x2!! ^v^


Do I win a prize now?

Quote*squeals with delight*

Seems like your time here with us has been very helpful after all. ^_____^


For sure!

QuoteGranted I'm also swooning from the old-fashioned "filtered" look you posted up in your gallery, the final is absolutely jaw-dropping! ^V^

You already know how I feel about the Great Grandmother, but I love your work on the couch, the table, the drapery, the hellenic columns,.... even the plant! Everything looks and blends harmoniously!!! ^.^


Thanks! Yeah, the background I just sorta made up in an hour or so.

QuoteIndeed. Especially after the Nix Christmas pic, I have to wonder where she gets the stamina! ^v^

Oh and yeah, that would be "doodette" also. ^___^


Like I said before, I run on steam! Bwahwhaha!
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: Siya on January 02, 2008, 08:57:44 pm
Awesome!  I never have the patience for good backgrounds.
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread
Post by: C-Chan on January 05, 2008, 01:37:04 am
QuoteOMG. Put that in line of the pix I must someday draw along with my Puma-chan with an automatic weapon pic! I mean, I'll probably be smitted by Unix-sama soon anyhow, why not?


BWAHAHA!!!  Considering you've already drawn the Great Grandmother and the Great Great Grandmother of all Modern OSes, I take it you're not as fearful as used to be.  ^^'

That's bad you know,....
Now we have to find some way to pump you full of fear so we can keep you nothing more, nothing less than a Unix-sama worshipper!  `v'

*ponders*

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*switches on Fox News*

QuoteOh yeah, and what about Slackware-chan cosplaying as Unix-sama along side Unix-sama cosplaying as Multics? (now that's a thought XD)


*copy and paste comments about Multis-sama and CTSS-sama being around to help stop UNIX-sama from making mincemeat of her young doppleganger*  ^.^'

QuoteSure, why not!


Excellent.  ^v^

Cause you know I still need to make a dedicated Unix-sama portraiture.  ^^
14 months and counting, and no awe-inspiring picture of Unix-sama.  I think I have the skills now to do the proper lighting effects, but you're the undisputed Queen of Cloth.  ^___^

QuoteEither way...poor Multics-sama...though I can't say she didn't have it coming to her. She obviously made a terrible underestimation of her enemy.

I suppose if CTSS-san was still around (perhaps, as she lived until 73'), she would have been one of those helpers who found her -__- I almost want to think that.


Which does remind me... recent evidence brought to light, and also corraborated by my search here:

http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/09/23/1941257

Proves that CTSS-sama was resurrected, has the potential... at least in modern times... to help out her descendants from the shadows.  Then again, it would still be very sad since there's not really much she can do.  '___'

QuoteAnd Unix-sama having fire-based attacks is kinda interesting (Though maybe Unix-sama possesses a bit of a combination? Like she can control flames, rather than just cause blatant destruction?)


Oh right right, of course she'd have a variety of other spells (don't forget the one where she changes into an owl that I mentioned a long time ago.

I thought of fire a lot when envisioning how our characters would look like in a OS-tan themed MUGEN game.  I envisioned UNIX-sama to be like an end boss for certain characters, with two stages: one where she fights you "fairly" in her wheelchair (but with a lot of forcefield defenses), and two where the entire level is engulfed in flames, the music gets all "Fithos Lusec", and you have to fight a fast-moving, pissed-off version of her.

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Hey, I'm allowed to dream no?  ^v^;

QuoteI think someone like VMS-sama's "magical" attacks might be more akin to the super-alchemy of FMA (IE, thought her learning to manipulate energy and objects around her); whereas Multics-sama and the Unixes possess more of a self-generated power. I've thought for a while this might fit...perhaps it's my rather State Militaristic-view of the DECs (I mean, like, minus the warmongering and mass destruction ).

Though, yeah, I do agree she'd be more comfortable with using a sword. Never thought of why Linux-sama would have never used the powers she was born with (seems only logical she would have some powers, as the Unixes and Minix-sensei have such), but I think your right: She uses them for good, and would rather give her opponents a fair fight


Yes, the way I see it, while a lot of variety exists within individuals, whole OS-tan "groups" harbor a unique ability and/or style on average.  The Unices employ what I nickname "Magitech", or an approach that combines heavy offensive magic usage alongside conventional military hardware and tactics (which, given the similarity with the pragmatic Unix philosophy, would likely be Russian based).  ^^

The Linuces employ "Open Sorcery" which is a new but very powerful field of magic that covers all uses, but is generally focused on defense, healing, building, scholarly endeavors, and personal empowerment (not unlike the Paladin skills from the Diablo II game).  Their followers are many and fervent, and yet when pushed into battle the Lincues prefer to fight themselves.  Not that this is a particular handicap, since their Open Sourcery turns each and everyone into a super warrior of sorts.  For a contemporary comparsion of what a Linux army would look like, imagine a charging horde of Jedi.  Or,... if you really have to because of the spears,... the Spartans from 300,... but with much greater strength, nonexistent bloodlust, and an adherence to historical accuracy. ^v^'

With a few additional exceptions, that's about as far as I got regarding group specific powers.  So yeah, by all means I think making the DECs specialize in alchemy (and for that matter geomancy) to compliment their superior swordsmanship is a great way to give them an identity.  ^___^

QuoteDo I win a prize now?


Yep!  ^v^
Here you go....

http://www.piercefuller.com/data/ctss-listings.zip?id=ctss
Title: Bella's OS-tan Artwork Thread