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Quote from: Aurora Borealis on May 27, 2019, 02:59:41 pmAnd for a Jurassic Park reference... Hmm...
Her stand is 「Mr. DNA」? /shot
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I had some difficulties trying to incorporate references into her outfit, but I like the idea that she would have other outfits in a similar style with references to the movies she helped with.

Concept sketch:


This would be with her default outfit. I tried two versions, one with red panels on her dress and one with blue panels, but I liked the red more because of the contrast. As a reference to Star Wars, the handle of her wand is meant to be modeled after the hilt of a Lightsaber. As for a Terminator 2 reference, one of her powers could be that she can shape liquid metal into weapons. And for a Jurassic Park reference... Hmm... Maybe she has dinosaurs?
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OS-tan Fan-Fics, Comics and Fan-Stuff / Re: SCRAP PAPER.
Last post by Aurora Borealis - May 27, 2019, 11:47:39 am
Thanks! I'm not sure if Xenix anticipated her death, but she may have known that eventually she wouldn't be needed. She was hired to help the Microsoft-IBM Family, and no longer being needed because its members became powerful enough on their own would mean that she succeeded at her job.

If she had been willing to give up her loyalty to Microsoft after she was ousted from them and then had to fight in the Unix Wars, she might not have made so many enemies with other Unixes, and could've had a chance at still being alive. Her loyalty is inspiring but tragic.
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OS-tan Fan-Fics, Comics and Fan-Stuff / Re: SCRAP PAPER.
Last post by Bella - May 27, 2019, 11:38:43 am
What an awesome surprise this is! The DOS twins happily circling Xenix-tan made me smile, but I can't help but feel dread about Xenix's writings for future MS-IBM family members. Did she already anticipate her death at this time?
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OS-tan Fan-Fics, Comics and Fan-Stuff / Re: SCRAP PAPER.
Last post by Aurora Borealis - May 27, 2019, 10:24:47 am
This is a revival of a very old story idea that I got help with from C-Chan years ago, but I hadn't been able to complete. I started writing it about a week ago, feeling very inspired to complete it. It's the story of how Altair-tan joined the Vintage Federation, which started through an investigation that found that Xenix-tan was friends with Altair-tan, which was unknown even to Windows 1.0-tan, 2.0-tan, and PC-DOS-tan.

I have 5 parts mostly finished, and two more outlined. There may be 9 or 10 parts in total.

Part 1:

Quote from: undefinedThe year was 1981. Two young girls were playing in a hallway in their family home. They were taking turns bouncing a ball and quietly giggling to each other, their movements highly in sync with each bounce. They wore matching dresses and both had their hair tied in pigtails that were about shoulder-length. They were twin sisters MS-DOS and PC-DOS. MS-DOS had black hair, and a black dress with white accents, and PC-DOS had blue hair and a blue dress with black accents.

PC-DOS picked up the ball, and had a look of mischief on her face. "I'm going to try this!" she said. She put the ball down immediately in front of her, and kicked the ball across the hallway. They both ran towards the ball, but quieted their footsteps as they got closer to a room at the end of the hallway. The door to one of the rooms at the end of the hallway was open.

"I got it" PC-DOS whispered to MS-DOS. Then, both of them peeked into the room with the open door. "I hope she doesn't mind" MS-DOS whispered back. The room was lit by a oil lamp sitting on top of a mahogany Victorian-style desk. The lamp was at the back of the desk, and a blue-haired woman in a long dress sat at the front. Her outfit had a short-sleeved black and white blouse over a dark green dress with long sleeves. Her back was turned to MS-DOS and PC-DOS, but they recognized her. She was Xenix, their caregiver. They recognized her hairstyle, which was shoulder-length at the sides, and slightly shorter in the back, and the distinctive white X-shaped bow on the upper back of her blouse.

Xenix turned her head towards them, seeing them out of the corner of her eye. Her eyes were green with orange rims and often gave a piercing glare. She stood up and walked towards them, and into the hallway. While she wasn't particularly tall, she towered over them in comparison.

"Oh no! Are you mad at us?" MS-DOS worried. "Yeah! We tried not to be too loud!" PC-DOS added.
"No, but I think you both should be going to bed now", she said with a slightly exasperated tone in her voice.
"Aww. We still want to play." MS-DOS said. "I can barely sleep" PC-DOS said.
Xenix responded more cheerfully. "There'll be plenty of time to play tomorrow! Besides, don't you want to get up on time for breakfast? I'll be cooking it tomorrow."
MS-DOS and PC-DOS danced joyfully, circling Xenix while they sung, alternating verses.

"Breakfast by Xenix-sama!"
"Breakfast by Xenix-sama!"
"We can't wait!"
"It'll be great"

Xenix froze for a moment, with regret over accidentally making her wards not want to sleep. She then put her hands up in a reprimanding gesture. "Now now, time for bed you two. The later you stay up, the more you might oversleep, and miss breakfast."

"We don't want to miss that!" MS-DOS said.
"The staff will be turning off the lights in the hallway. I'll brew some chamomile tea for you to help you fall asleep." Xenix said.

After MS-DOS and PC-DOS returned to their rooms for the night, Xenix brought them some chamomile tea, and then walked back to her room to continue the book she was writing.

She had just started it to write down what she wished she could've told MS-DOS and PC-DOS and any future members of the Microsoft-IBM Family. She started an introduction, which read "I am Xenix, but this book is not about me. At the time I started writing this, MS-DOS and PC-DOS have made their public debuts, launching the Microsoft-IBM Family to power and influence. I have been hired as a caregiver and bodyguard to them, and any future members for as long as I am needed. It is a shame that I am not allowed to speak of Altair to them. Her kindness and contributions have helped make this family possible. I am very grateful to her. And although she is from another company, I consider her family..."
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Forum Games and Role-Playing / Re: Forum Games: Corrupt a wis...
Last post by Halian - May 27, 2019, 05:01:08 am
Granted, but you'll never be able to meet her.

I wish Pokémon were real.
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Forum Games and Role-Playing / Re: Forum Game: Context Quote
Last post by Exa - May 27, 2019, 01:05:53 am
"You did it, raocow! You beat Jim Carrey!"
- random comment on raocow beating the first boss in Sonic 1.
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For some reason, your description of her having a customizable skirt makes me think she should have some quilt panels (or maybe patches) on her skirt referencing the movies she helped with. Just a thought.
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Forum Games and Role-Playing / Forum Games: Corrupt a wish
Last post by Tasha04 - May 24, 2019, 03:34:57 pm
O right everyone lets play corrupt a wish

How to play
Player 1 will wish: I wish for a unicorn
Player 2 will answer his wish then ask for a wish: Wish granted but the unicorn stabbed you using his horns. I wish for a bacon
And so on and so on

I wish for Amiga to be real
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That's sad to hear that KRONOS and BUIC. :(

I'm making a Cray-2-tan concept sketch now and am revising it from my first description and found some more trivia!: http://www.cpushack.com/2018/05/27/mainframes-and-supercomputers-from-the-beginning-till-today/


The skirt of Cray-2-tan's outfit will be modeled after the panel layout on the Cray-2. The lower panels on the Cray-2 can be customized like the larger panels of the Cray-1. Also the Cray-2 is a lot smaller than I thought it was, so Cray-2-tan will likely have to be a lot shorter that she was listed.

The coolest trivia I found were these:
Quote from: undefinedInterestingly, the Cray-3 was modeled on Apple's computers, and Apple in its turn bought a Cray supercomputer to assist with the design of its PCs.
I don't have a concept for a Cray-3-tan but she would've died young, and would've been inspired by the Mac House, and they were inspired by her.
Quote from: undefinedThe Cray-2 capacities were used in such blockbusters as "Star Wars", "Jurassic Park", "Terminator 2: Judgment Day", etc.
I want to reference this somehow. I can't decide how yet, but I thought this was awesome!
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