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Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire => The Theory of Everything => Topic started by: Resonance on July 06, 2011, 06:44:04 PM

Title: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Resonance on July 06, 2011, 06:44:04 PM
There is a lot of cool Fan Art over at the DeviantArt Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Fan Art Group...

http://alpha-centuari.deviantart.com/ (http://alpha-centuari.deviantart.com/)

Please add more links if you know of any other repositories of SMAC/SMAX Fan Art!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: sisko on July 06, 2011, 07:07:14 PM
added to the "Links (http://alphacentauri2.info/links/?cat=1)" section.
any idea why is the group called #alpha-centuari? is it a deviation?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Resonance on July 06, 2011, 07:49:06 PM
any idea why is the group called #alpha-centuari? is it a deviation?

I have no idea, I don't really know the people that founded and/or run the group.

The artworks for the various Games Of The Month are pretty awesome too.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: sisko on July 06, 2011, 08:03:18 PM
I have no idea, I don't really know the people that founded and/or run the group.
:( i was hoping you were an artist yourself. i'm looking for a skilled person to integrate in the GotM team.

The artworks for the various Games Of The Month are pretty awesome too.
thank you for your kind words, Resonance.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 09, 2011, 02:02:47 PM
Domai as a woman...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 10, 2011, 06:41:01 PM
A little GotM art by my talented sister...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 11, 2011, 06:48:57 PM
Sister Miriam de-uglified.

I'm rather proud of these, but they've proved a bit controversial...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 14, 2011, 04:16:08 PM
A male version of Sider Roze...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 17, 2011, 10:48:41 PM
Lesse what I can find today to share...  A pre-schism proto-Usurper, done to Darsnan's specifications:

Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 22, 2011, 03:30:35 PM
...The same individual after some hard times.  Sux to be J'mta K'rr...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 26, 2011, 04:06:01 PM
A male Aki-Zeta 7...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 29, 2011, 03:55:54 PM
A Dan Quayle leaderhead:
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 31, 2011, 03:54:11 PM
His and hers faction leaders made from the same photo - the Genesis remake from the latest edition of SMAniaC, and the Node Masters, an alternate DataAngles, from my Alt. Official Factions set.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 10, 2012, 03:08:10 PM
Deuglified Miriam again, this time with the face untouched but the best hair edited in...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on January 19, 2012, 12:16:14 PM
Here's all the iterations I've done of Miriam so far, starting with the original and ending with one whose face I only altered VERY subtly:

(http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=126) (http://www.weplayciv.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11904&d=1325729336) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=127) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=129) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=130)  (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=132) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=133) (http://alphacentauri2.info/MGalleryItem.php?id=131)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 04, 2012, 02:21:29 PM
I believe I figured out why I get comments the original Miriam deuglified shot looks "artifiicial".  When I made her eyebrows, I arched them too high, making it look a bit like one facelift too many.  I think this finally fixes that, and I made some other minor improvements and changed her eyes back to blue (I think the shot I was working from was originally from the Firaxis site; I didn't change the eye color to brown) and not looking down so much anymore.

I'm pretty much the happiest with this version of all of them.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 09, 2012, 12:06:28 AM
A Poser action shot of Santiago, by Buster's Aunt:
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Rymdolov on February 12, 2012, 08:23:41 AM
A Poser action shot of Santiago, by Buster's Aunt:

That's extremely cool! Just wanted to say.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Kilkakon on February 12, 2012, 12:54:51 PM
I wasn't expecting the fishnet top!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 12, 2012, 01:45:17 PM
Let's see what else I've got...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Kilkakon on February 12, 2012, 01:48:19 PM
That choker must be uncomfortable. :|
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 12, 2012, 01:53:02 PM
[shrugs] It's obviously some protective gear for industrial conditions, probably the base for a helmet or something.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Kilkakon on February 12, 2012, 01:58:19 PM
That would work! Otherwise it seems to only get in the way of epic poses.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Rymdolov on February 12, 2012, 08:14:17 PM
Ah, Foreman Domai, first among equals, showing the common worker the way to the stars... That's beauty!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 12, 2012, 08:16:46 PM
I can get behind that power to the people stuff...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 16, 2012, 04:48:12 PM
Lesse what I can dig up today...

A favorite custom faction leaderhead of mine.  Thanks, Pickly!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: sisko on February 16, 2012, 09:34:43 PM
the July 2010 GotM is missing a frontpage picture. can you do something about that?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 16, 2012, 09:59:45 PM
What do you have in mind?  I'd suggest the Domai poster I posted on the last page - what copy do you want on it?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 16, 2012, 11:09:46 PM
Of course, this one might be even better:
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Kilkakon on February 17, 2012, 02:07:19 AM
That's a pretty good picture! :D Did you try to do something about the JPEGness of the group of people image?

Curious, what's the pole? :)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 17, 2012, 02:16:55 AM
That's another one from BA, so I can't say.

I imagine it's some space tool.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Kilkakon on February 17, 2012, 02:24:29 AM
It's what a fork looks like in the future! ;D
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: sisko on February 17, 2012, 08:21:50 AM
the fist fits with the theme, still.. we're talking about infiltration, covert ops, strikes.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 17, 2012, 10:53:10 AM
I got nothin' with Domai on those themes...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on February 26, 2012, 01:08:40 AM
A Scrooge leaderhead.  This is from an actual custom faction. ;)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: NewAgeOfPower on June 20, 2012, 11:02:26 PM
Attempting to view this thread told me "alphacentauri2.info contains data from www.weplayciv.com (http://www.weplayciv.com), a site known to distribute malware..."

Whats going on?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 20, 2012, 11:55:49 PM
Some of the Miriams are linked from there - they claim it's a mistake by Google about the malware, but, very typically, aren't settin any speed records fixing the problem...   Even if true, I rather doubt some linked pictures are going to infect anyone.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: NewAgeOfPower on June 21, 2012, 02:09:57 AM
Cool. Why was Miriam controversial?

Buster's Aunt? Btw, whats the story behind your username?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 21, 2012, 05:19:35 AM
Eh, some people don't see the self-evident truth that Miriam is a hatchet-job on church people, and some don't care for my revisions.

Buster is my perfect niece.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 22, 2012, 04:14:45 PM
...And I have a sister who is also an artist.  She has the same perfect niece...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Davyboy on June 22, 2012, 06:57:57 PM
Eh, some people don't see the self-evident truth that Miriam is a hatchet-job on church people, and some don't care for my revisions

I saw your Miriamods a while back and had no problem with them. I think Firaxis' design dept had a lot of genuine fun pillorying ALL of the original seven from a point of view of their ideologies. Basically saying that whatever turns you on ideologically, it is always subject to the human condition - and that ain't pretty.

Gaians - Pacifist? Hell no! AI Deirdre is one of the biggest users of PBs, (good green credentials there then...)
University - Nice of Firaxis to include a science fac "Dreaming up new ways to exterminate our species" (puts science in a splendid ethical dilemma when the leader is a nutter)
Hive/Labyrinth - What's not to like about Despotic Tyranny? Not to mention having a poke at populous Asian nations. (In a recent SP game Yang nuked me twice, no reason, He's just drawn that way.
Morgan - Well here Firaxis excelled themselves, the super-duper Capitalist Tycoon is a 'Gentleman of Colour'. Hmm, less of the Gentleman too.
Spartan - How many times have we seen an early rush with a couple of scout rovers? Survivalists are nice people - not. I find she's the ugliest of the female facs too, painted psychotic.
Peacekeepers - Yeah, Firaxis love the UN - so much so that they give the leader a face assembled by shotgun (more likely, by committee, compounding the nuances)
Believers - "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way" The 'joke' being that a 'Christian' theology made it to Chiron - the non-runners got nuked as a consolation prize.

In game of course, they're all duplicitous slimeballs, every one.
All the artwork has infradig values/vectors.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 22, 2012, 08:15:06 PM
Spartan - How many times have we seen an early rush with a couple of scout rovers? Survivalists are nice people - not. I find she's the ugliest of the female facs too, painted psychotic.
We're not talking terribly symetrical features, no, but I venture that fat, piggy-eyed and with an orange haystack on her head trumps everything.

I had to write a love scene between Miriam and Cha once.  I found it a creative challenge, decidedly.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Davyboy on June 22, 2012, 08:27:50 PM
[quote/]

I had to write a love scene between Miriam and Cha once.  I found it a creative challenge, decidedly.
[/quote]

I wouldn't know where to begin. Isn't Fungboy always and forever too young :D
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 22, 2012, 08:31:51 PM
I had to ignore that...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 22, 2012, 10:46:43 PM
At any rate, I've posted the story here (http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?topic=2127.msg6067#msg6067).  Larrin made a Believe/Planet Cult cross faction for a GotM, and I had to write an intro to justify it; I struggled and agonized over it like no tomorrow, being a bit blocked at the time, but after all this time, I'm fairly proud of the result.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Kilkakon on June 25, 2012, 12:50:54 PM
Clearly Cha forgot his immortality treatments until he grew up! :P
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on October 26, 2012, 04:43:44 PM
My brother, the inestimable Buncle,  has encouraged me to post some more pictures I've done of Alpha Centauri characters here.  So here goes...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on October 26, 2012, 04:45:09 PM
.. and Sinder Rose...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on October 26, 2012, 04:46:21 PM
...and Aki Zeta...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2012, 04:52:53 PM
Ohh!  Those are all new to me.  I've never seen your Aki.

sisko wears one of your old Roze shots as his avatar on another forum, you know.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on October 26, 2012, 05:06:48 PM
Oh, that's cool!   ;b;

I should say officially that everyone on this forum has my permission to copy and use the images I post here any way that they would like --for avatars, decorations for your own website, whatever...  Feel free to modify them in any way that you want to.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2012, 05:14:32 PM
He loves him some Roze and yours was awesome - and don't worry about a bunch of fans feeling free to textually poach.

Folks, a friend of hers wrote the "Textual Poaching" dissertation I sometimes reference in regards to fan-repurposing of other people's work.  She understood it better than me, so she's a good one to discuss the ethical issues with.

She didn't mention, but it's polite to leave her credit on where it's practical when you use her work.  Obviously, avatars, for example, aren't practical for that.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on October 26, 2012, 05:40:09 PM
"Textual Poachers" is an excellent book by Henry Jenkins (who I used to know through a Trek "round robin" back in those dimly remembered days before we had the Intertubes to talk to each other through.)

http://www.amazon.com/Textual-Poachers-Television-Participatory-Communication/dp/0415905729/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1351269381&sr=1-1&keywords=textual+poachers (http://www.amazon.com/Textual-Poachers-Television-Participatory-Communication/dp/0415905729/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1351269381&sr=1-1&keywords=textual+poachers)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2012, 05:51:22 PM
I enjoyed reading it, and I, a layman with only a bachelor's degree, recommend the mass-market version that is no doubt what's linked above.  I think I've posted that or simular link before elsewhere.  Every bookish fandom-type fan ought to be familiar with it. 

It discusses this thing all we creative fans inevitably do -very well.  It's all about fan art, on-topic for this thread, fanfiction, and covers the ideas behind what game modders do, too, despite being too early to have actually discussed games much.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2012, 07:37:12 PM
BTW, your Aki needs a longer nose, IMAO.
Just Longer nose or Longer face too?
Maybe a longer face - definitely the nose, though I've only seen that one angle in that one shot.  Comparing to the leaderhead is more reliable than me talking from memory, of course, but she has a small very pointed face, and maybe should have more chin than at the angle you used above.  Very small-boned small woman, I think.  Very pixyish physically, but a cold half-computer personality.  I imagine she was only a little shy before whe put all the wires in her brain.  So think Vulcan about that.  Watch out for a natural tenency for cold to look haughty or, especially, mean.

Looked, I think, a lot less Helen Mirren and a bit more Michelle Pfifer before the wires, if that helps.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on October 26, 2012, 11:04:24 PM
Okay, here's a little reshaping...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 26, 2012, 11:18:59 PM
Snap reaction without looking at the official leaderhead - more pointed jawline to the face.  The eyes are still intense, threatening to look mean instead of merely cold and computerish.  Bald and not actually comparing confuses the issue, so I may be wrong.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on October 26, 2012, 11:41:06 PM
another
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on October 27, 2012, 12:14:18 AM
The expression of the eyes is right now, I think. ;b;  You always had the browline nailed.

The eyes may be too wideset - I think think Aki is actually a bit to the contrary, isn't she?  Does her nose really do that thing where the bridge disappears?


A little more Mirren perhaps...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Kilkakon on October 28, 2012, 06:15:00 AM
I love your work. :D The Rose picture above is stunning!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 06, 2012, 01:08:25 AM
I love your work. :D The Rose picture above is stunning!

Thanks! More to come soon!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 06, 2012, 01:09:18 AM
How soon?  I was worried about you last night.

Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 06, 2012, 01:09:50 AM
Here's another try at Aki Zeta..
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 06, 2012, 01:11:10 AM
How soon?  I was worried about you last night.

How's that for soon?  I'm still having headache problems, but have felt good today.  Just had to do doctor stuff all day.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 06, 2012, 01:16:27 AM
That's pretty soon. ;b;  As to the headache stuff, remember your posture.  Move to the other couch ASAP.

I think you've nailed Aki.  -And if I'd nailed Aki, I'd have to call David to brag. ;)

BTW?  You had Andrea in mind a little when you made your Roze, didn't you?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 06, 2012, 01:44:47 AM
She turned out to look a lot like Andrea, I thought. 
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 06, 2012, 01:46:28 AM
Me too.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 09, 2012, 08:32:15 PM
Here's a preview of my take on the Nomads of Chiron. Before I add more figures and possible a vehicle, how do you like this costume?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 09, 2012, 08:56:11 PM
Pretty Mad Max.  I see no problem with that, though. 

I take it the baldness is an in-progress thing and not an ascetic decision?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 09, 2012, 09:49:11 PM
You guys went with bald for the leader head, so I thought I'd go with a bald figure in the foreground for continuity.  I'm planning to put a woman and a guy in a hood behind this person.

Is this where I should be posting this picture?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 09, 2012, 09:53:49 PM
[shrugs] In the GotM team folder is where we had in mind, but no harm in teasing it here, I guess.  Our thread in Command Nexus needs bumping the most of all, but MPlayers don't crawl out of the Multicave that much.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 13, 2012, 04:05:54 AM
another Sinder Roze picture
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 13, 2012, 04:24:15 AM
HAWT.

BTW, you forgot to Skype your mother this evening...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Kilkakon on November 13, 2012, 05:45:42 AM
Very bright green! Seeming to draw more attention to her body than trying to stay hidden haha
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 13, 2012, 05:48:57 AM
Roze didn't seem like the shy type anyway, did she?  -Also, looks like she's hacked the Millenium Falcon...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 16, 2012, 05:35:59 PM
I'm still experimenting with outfits and color combinations for her...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 16, 2012, 05:38:46 PM
Hmm.  Green probably worked better.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 16, 2012, 06:35:11 PM
Here's Santiago
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 16, 2012, 06:41:15 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 17, 2012, 04:12:06 PM
For variety, a shot of Sis Miriam...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 17, 2012, 04:15:14 PM
Wow.  Not nice. ;b;
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 17, 2012, 04:40:51 PM
I don't think she's had her coffee yet...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 17, 2012, 04:46:09 PM
So once she wakes up she turns into Aki?  That's some good coffee.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 18, 2012, 08:18:08 PM
Started work on a Lady Deidre model.  I'll have to create a special hair model for her -- that'll take some time.  But here's how the face is looking so far.  Does she have blue eyes?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 18, 2012, 10:07:41 PM
Jaw's a bit square, I think.

Google Jamie Gertz.  That's more or less the face you want, IMAO.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 19, 2012, 02:24:03 AM
More Jami Geertz-like.
This hair is not the right hair for her, but this is just to give you a better idea how she's going to look...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 19, 2012, 02:41:23 AM
...Maybe it's the hairline that's throwing me.  That's closer to facial anatomy that might occur in nature, but something's still off...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 19, 2012, 02:53:43 AM
huh?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 19, 2012, 02:58:24 AM
Something was wrong with the nose on the first try and the rest of the face was pretty Linda Carter. 

I don't feel all that good today and may not be making sense.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 19, 2012, 03:23:13 AM
Not so much on the making sense, I'm afraid.  We'll try again later!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 19, 2012, 03:34:16 AM
I think if she had the right hairline you might have something on that second try.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 22, 2012, 06:23:45 PM
Yeah, I'll post more pictures of her after I get her hair completed.

Here's another picture of Santiago... Although it looks like the picture of Sister Miriam is getting the most views... Maybe another one of her is in order?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 22, 2012, 06:37:30 PM
[shrugs] Sure.

Which faction leaders have you not modeled yet?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 22, 2012, 09:59:22 PM
The aliens, Chairman Yang, ;yang; Cha Dawn  ;cha; this guy  ;lal; and Svensgaard  ;ulrik;... I think I've got everyone else.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 22, 2012, 10:34:38 PM
IMAO (and others may not agree) Yang is George Taki aged more gracefully/naturally/with less makeup, Lal is closer to Easy Reader than any else I can think of (though he's supposed to be east Indian, so you want to keep than in mind with the actual shape of his lips and nose) and Svensgaard is vaguely Cary Elwes w/scar & long hair.  Cha ought to be easy, being so generically round-faced Chinese, and the Progs don't look like anyone I've ever seen elsewhere...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: JarlWolf on November 23, 2012, 07:30:59 AM
What about good old Foreman Domai? I haven't seen him yet.

 ;domai;
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 24, 2012, 07:15:42 PM
I've got him, just haven't done any new pictures in awhile...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on November 24, 2012, 07:17:06 PM
..one more
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 24, 2012, 07:21:43 PM
...And here's a couple more she did, from earlier in the thread...

(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=793.0;attach=74)

(http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=793.0;attach=115)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: JarlWolf on November 24, 2012, 08:22:27 PM
Just opened up the thread again, realized I missed some.

Bit different then what I expected.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 24, 2012, 09:41:29 PM
Oh?   How so?

Got any requests?  She does requests...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: JarlWolf on November 28, 2012, 02:25:39 AM
Thought his head would be somewhat different, and done in a more propaganda cartoon look, or a more industrial approach better tomorrow type thing.

Sort of have it a whole blue collar revolution, or in this case, drone revolution and have it all in stylized red cartoons reminiscent of Soviet propaganda strips or what not.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on November 28, 2012, 02:35:45 AM
I'm sure that if you found and posted/linked so examples of what you have in mind, she'd be grateful...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on December 02, 2012, 01:04:54 AM
Yes, that would be helpful. 

I couldn't find the folder where I put his head.... That sounds gruesome, doesn't it?  Got it now, though.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on December 02, 2012, 01:12:31 AM
I made some new hair, a new necklace, and a new dress for Sis Miriam. 
This is exactly the same face as I've used for her before.  It looks a little different because of the way I've got her lit.  It also seems like I've got the camera setting a little into the "fisheye" zone somehow...

Anyway, what I wanted to ask was -- do you think she'd have some sort of symbol around the bottom of her robe or the sleeves?  The rest of the robe (I think it's a long dress with long sleeves) in the leader head picture, but this seemed like a reasonable extrapolation to me.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on December 02, 2012, 01:28:36 AM
I dunno.  I always thought she was plain-on-purpose... Maybe not quite an Amish approach, but definitely a stern Calvinst one.  I don't see Miriam going for ornate at all.

That hair is getting somewhere, but does it need a touch more thickness/txture/body and more volume at the top?  It's a bit straight for Miriam.  Her nose just might be a little long, too.

I think you're definitely getting closer. ;b;
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: JarlWolf on December 05, 2012, 11:14:57 AM
Posters in the style of this.

(click to show/hide)

I also found Domai's head to be a little too tall, not enough meat on him as well.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: 551262 on October 19, 2013, 03:49:55 AM
You know what I'd like to see...since I saw someone takes requests...

A semi-lit, dark alley, more like a corridor, somewhat confined. Three soldiers with impact rifles are shooting down the alley, two are left-handed and is shooting from a position on the right, and the right-handed soldier is firing from the left side (so you can see down the alley). Of the two soldiers on the right, one is standing and firing and the other is crouched and firing as well (shows teammanship). The corridor is at a T-intersection (so the soldiers are firing from the corners).

From the left side, you'll see the figure of Santiago, brandishing an impact rifle. She's looking towards the viewer (you) and shouting orders. A couple of impact particle bolts are flying down the corridor from the far end to the viewer (so it looks like you're being shot at, as the soldiers are trading rounds).

I have a hard time finding a suitable image if my description, but this is somewhat similar to what I'm thinking of...

(http://i.imgur.com/khG3uyR.png)

If that was produced, it could end up being quite an image. It could be propped up as being part of one of the prologues (where Santiago is organizing the overthrow of leadership), or an attack on an enemy base, or defense of Sparta Command, or whatever.

EDIT:
After I wrote this, I had an *idea* for a SMAC promotional video...all CGI rendered.

Sci-fi text increments across the screen, saying:

"MISSION YEAR 2168
MORGAN INDUSTRIES BASE
CHIRON, ALPHA CENTAURI SYSTEM"

The scene starts with a Missile Needlejet screams across the terrain at 550kph about 500m from the ground. The camera tracks the aircraft for a couple of seconds, then as the plane dips further down, it comes up upon a brand-new Missile Rover racing across the terrain, mostly flat with some gradual hills. The plane pitches up and to the left, then right towards the looming base of Morgan Industries, which grows larger and larger just over the horizon. The needlejet continues towards the base, fading out of view as the camera follows the Rover, which is at the front of a pack of identical rovers, all moving at high speed.

The lead Rover leaps off a slightly steep grade as the camera slows down the action to about 500 to 1000 frames per second, showing the Rover and two others up in the air. Text scrolls up on the screen, as earlier:

"NEW DEVELOPMENTS:
ELITE MISSILE ATTACK ROVER
SPARTAN FEDERATION"

As the Rover nears the ground, the action resumes its normal pace. The camera swings into the cockpit of the Rover, showing three soldiers, one a female. All except the driver (who has an appropriate rifle nearby) are wearing atmospheric suites and are carrying clean Impact Rifles. The camera scrolls up to the view of the driver, showing the heads-up display with a slew of information, including the speedometer showing a speed of 116kph and rising. (Real-life military rovers, called Light Strike Vehicles, can hit speeds in excess of 140kph (80mph) across dirt terrain) The camera, acting as the view of the driver, looks over to the passenger, with the camera quickly switches over to the view of the passenger, who then looks over at the female soldier in the back. It is Colonel Santiago, and some orders are barked as the units blaze over the terrain.

In a couple of seconds they're upon the outskirts of Morgan Industries. The rover slows down to 10kph and Santiago and the passenger disembark. The rover continues on a little further, about 100 meters further down the outskirts of the city. A couple of impact bolts fly past the former passenger driver (now called "you" from now on) and you quickly raise your Mark 4 Impact Rifle and squeeze off a handful of rounds, dropping the soldier off about 200 meters off. You continue, sprinting hard as Santiago follows close behind.

In a short time you come up on a few other soldiers trading gunfire with the enemy. The scene then picks up on the description I described earlier with the alley (with the soldiers and everything). Santiago barks a few quick orders, and you fire off a few more rounds blind down the alley. Soon you turn around to spot the Missile Rover you rode in come up behind you. It fires off a salvo of missiles down the alley, causing chaos and havoc down the corridor.

The enemy is shattered, and return fire is extinguished. Santiago and your group of soldiers race down the alley, sprinting hard. Your group comes across an intersection with a central structure, kind of like how a roundabout would be laid out. Your fellow troops split left, a couple coming with you to cover the right as the Missile Rover follows closely in the tight corridor. Movement is sighted on the corridor leading to the right and you along with your teammates return fire.

Down that corridor, a door starts moving from the ground upwards, to close off the alley. On it, is the Spartan Federation logo with the text "SPARTAN FEDERATION" below it. Another door starts from the top, progressing downwards, covering the former door, with the text "SID MEIER'S ALPHA CENTAURI" inscribed on it. The scene starts to fade out as gunfire and a missile salvo is heard in the fading sound.

/ end /

If I had money, I'd probably pay to have a group of CGI artists make that scene. I think it would be pretty good.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Dio on October 19, 2013, 03:56:12 AM
You know what I'd like to see...since I saw someone takes requests...

A semi-lit, dark alley, more like a corridor, somewhat confined. Three soldiers with impact rifles are shooting down the alley, two are left-handed and is shooting from a position on the right, and the right-handed soldier is firing from the left side (so you can see down the alley). Of the two soldiers on the right, one is standing and firing and the other is crouched and firing as well (shows teammanship). The corridor is at a T-intersection (so the soldiers are firing from the corners).

From the left side, you'll see the figure of Santiago, brandishing an impact rifle. She's looking towards the viewer (you) and shouting orders. A couple of impact particle bolts are flying down the corridor from the far end to the viewer (so it looks like you're being shot at, as the soldiers are trading rounds).

I have a hard time finding a suitable image if my description, but this is somewhat similar to what I'm thinking of...

([url]http://i.imgur.com/khG3uyR.png[/url])

If that was produced, it could end up being quite an image. It could be propped up as being part of one of the prologues (where Santiago is organizing the overthrow of leadership), or an attack on an enemy base, or defense of Sparta Command, or whatever.


I would always appreciate more art of the original seven faction leaders:). Perhaps some artwork that show Morgan, Zakharov, Deidre or Yang rather than simply referencing there factions?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: JarlWolf on October 25, 2013, 05:02:29 PM
Morgan does have quite a bit of advertisement style clips in the game, though I wouldn't mind seeing more of them. The one I really want to see is what Yang does in his spare time/daily run of business. Deidre I can imagine pretty easily and Zakharov would probably be giving lectures or overseeing some wacky research, and Miriam would probably be going to Church related events and praying.. etc.

Could imagine a really cool one for Miriam just about now actually,

Setting: Interior of a church, maybe have a face of some angel or the virgin mary, something female, and then have Miriam walking down the hall of it. No one else is inside it currently, you can hear her foot steps echo throughout.

Maybe have some quote, not entirely sure, she says something, and then the camera zooms out from a tilted position (looking down originally) and gets the view of the entire empty church, and fades. Maybe even have the church or something pretty run down, battered and broken, like as if she reclaimed a lost base that was lost either to another faction or planet infestation.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Geo on October 25, 2013, 08:38:02 PM
Finally looked at the whole thread. Some nice stuff here, though the latest version of Miri reminded me of a chimpanzee face.  ;lol
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Yitzi on October 27, 2013, 08:59:09 PM
In game of course, they're all duplicitous slimeballs, every one.

Part of that might just be the extreme AI on higher difficulty levels...

Actually, I think it's interesting in that every faction has both positive and negative interpretations...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: hoiist on May 24, 2014, 08:50:31 AM
So, reading through this I would like to say:
a) im the sucker who own the deviantART group, the name was a hickup that I havent be able to fix.
b) this fandom is lacking fanart, so if you are on tumblr, follow the #sid meier's alpha centauri here: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/sid-meier's-alpha-centauri (http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/sid-meier's-alpha-centauri)
c) i have high quality original faction pictures on my PB account : http://s1307.photobucket.com/user/gaiaonline-hoiist/library/Sid%20Meiers%20Alpha%20Centauri (http://s1307.photobucket.com/user/gaiaonline-hoiist/library/Sid%20Meiers%20Alpha%20Centauri) feel free to use them

just link back to this account or the source if you repost of use any of the pictures

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/fe2535de94aeef1c55a59d39d61a798e/tumblr_n4bu5xn5eD1qklizyo1_250.png)
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on June 25, 2015, 05:34:43 AM
Have been working on some "Ladies of Alpha Centauri" wallpapers -- appropriate for your desktop, hopefully.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Geo on June 25, 2015, 09:33:08 AM
Nice. ;b;
I'd say Aki is spot on, Miri looks an age she's about to join the Heavenly Diocese, Roze collar might be a bit too elaborate but the face matches sufficiently. Deedee and Santi are the least convincing. Santi mostly because of the eyelashes and naked shoulder, and deedee looks too... Asian...?
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 25, 2015, 11:17:29 AM
;b;  Thanks for all the work, M. ;b;
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on June 25, 2015, 04:58:13 PM
You're welcome, BU!

Geo -- I tried a new texture for Sister Miriam.  I don't have many textures that are appropriate for someone with red hair, so I wanted to experiment with this very nice one with subsurface scattering.  The facial features have not changed at all, but it makes her look a lot younger. 

I did several renders of the models.  I'll be posting more soon so you'll be able to see how angle and lighting changes the appearance.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Geo on June 25, 2015, 05:53:20 PM
Way better 'diagram' on the left side of Aki now.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 25, 2015, 08:56:28 PM
Have I posted these?  Muffy Tepperman's a reasonable approximation of Deidre.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 25, 2015, 08:58:29 PM
Really.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Metaliturtle on June 28, 2015, 05:48:59 PM
would make sense doing 3d rendering if you need more angles.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on June 28, 2015, 06:24:13 PM
It's endlessly useful in her Star Trek art. -This IS Poser stuff, if you didn't see.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on July 07, 2015, 06:34:01 PM
Worked on some more wallpapers -- this time in scale for use on mobile phone screens... or so the internet assures me...

BU, the zip file has been uploaded and is awaiting approval.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 07, 2015, 06:39:20 PM
I'm thinking about releasing another leaderheads goody file first, for promotional variety, so it may be a week before I approve, as we discussed.

I could be talked out of that if phone-users and others wish not to wait...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Geo on July 07, 2015, 07:52:05 PM
Deedee looks much better from that angle.
And Roze looks likes she means business. ;lol
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Buster's Uncle on July 07, 2015, 07:57:28 PM
So, reading through this I would like to say:
a) im the sucker who own the deviantART group, the name was a hickup that I havent be able to fix.
b) this fandom is lacking fanart, so if you are on tumblr, follow the #sid meier's alpha centauri here: [url]http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/sid-meier's-alpha-centauri[/url] ([url]http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/sid-meier's-alpha-centauri[/url])
c) i have high quality original faction pictures on my PB account : [url]http://s1307.photobucket.com/user/gaiaonline-hoiist/library/Sid%20Meiers%20Alpha%20Centauri[/url] ([url]http://s1307.photobucket.com/user/gaiaonline-hoiist/library/Sid%20Meiers%20Alpha%20Centauri[/url]) feel free to use them

just link back to this account or the source if you repost of use any of the pictures

([url]https://31.media.tumblr.com/fe2535de94aeef1c55a59d39d61a798e/tumblr_n4bu5xn5eD1qklizyo1_250.png[/url])

Quoted for Mylochka's attention...
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: Mylochka on July 12, 2015, 02:47:12 AM
Another Lady D picture
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: JMN4444 on July 03, 2018, 03:22:17 PM
Pretty artworks though ;b;! Although I'll have to admit that I myself am not as good when making fan art :-\. I made this fanart mainly because of the name of both the faction leader and the cartoon character in question. This time, I Harvey Beaks' mom a fundamentalist bent on destroying anyone who is not a believer (Which she isn't on the show, she's a former rockstar turned librarian). Why did I do this? Background of Voice actors, thats why.

Miriam Beaks is voiced by Kerri Kenney-Silver, an actress known for her role as Trudy WIEGEL in Reno 911.

Sister Miriam Godwinson's voice? Gretchen WEIGEL.

Spelling's different but almost the same ;). A Wiegel/Weigel voicing Miriam......
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: bvanevery on August 09, 2018, 10:54:41 PM
I didn't know the show so didn't understand why you were doing Miriam up this way.  But it is a funny result!
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: JMN4444 on August 11, 2018, 08:04:10 AM
They shared the same names :P. It's what got me to playing the game in the first place. Back then, I tried out Beyond Earth and saw on the forums that Alpha Centauri was better. At that time, I was already a fan of the Nickelodeon show Harvey Beaks. I was curious to see what factions it had to offer so I had to play it. I checked the factions out and saw that the Lord's Believers was led by Miriam, who happened to share the name with Harvey's mom. At first I didn't want to think similarly of them (They have different stories :D), but when I saw the meta (VA backgrounds of both Miriams), that's when I decided to create this crossover of characters. Hell, the husband of said character, Irving, is voiced by Scott Adsit; who also happens to voice Clay Puppington, the mayor of the FUNDAMENTALIST town known as Moralton in the Adult Swim show Moral Orel.
Sooner or later, I decided to imagine Harvey as a crazy fundie as well (And like his mom, he isn't in the real show, although he's obsessed with cleanliness), thus my profile pic ;lol. He actually isn't praying in the show, He's explaining something. It just so happens that it looks like he is thanks to the hand position. I just cut and pasted his pic in a sunset to give that Be(ak)liever vibe  :P. Said background is also from the show BTW.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: bvanevery on August 11, 2018, 02:36:34 PM
It is all extremely silly.  I mean that in the best possible way.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: JMN4444 on August 12, 2018, 06:02:39 PM
Of course it is meant to be silly :D. Taking a fairly innocent and cute cartoon show then having its characters delve around politics in a hostile and alien planet is something that is not meant to be taken seriously.
I mean imagine a bluebird launching a planet buster at your beloved observatories because they spell out blasphemy. That sounds pretty off doesn't it?
Other than that, all I could say is that anything silly can happen once someone gets a hold of the Faction Editor. You want a cat to lead a mighty empire in Chiron? Then the Faction Editor is the application that you need to get started! Maybe even have Spongebob, Shrek or even Mickey Mouse as leaders! The Faction Editor can achieve that for you....
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: bvanevery on August 12, 2018, 08:55:24 PM
Hmm, Frodo faction.  Life according to Frodo.
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: JMN4444 on August 13, 2018, 03:22:36 AM
Or a Saruman faction......
Title: Re: Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri & Alien Crossfire Fan Art
Post by: bvanevery on August 13, 2018, 03:19:46 PM
A Saruman faction is almost serious, just gratuitously inserting fantasy in a sci-fi setting.  A Frodo faction is pretty ridiculous.  Try to imagine the great inspiring quotes of fearless leader Frodo!  "I'm glad you are here, at the end of all things."