I have to keep looking at this gif to remind myself not to draw pirates, because I make them way too human.
I’m not actually a huge fan of the head/face, mostly because ‘generic evil alien race’ tropes always have that sort of head filled with teeth. I do like the overall proportions, although I don’t know what this guy is doing with his left hand.
By the way, Cordite is a real thing.
And finally, on a completely unrelated note, I’d like to point out that I, in all honesty, read about random topics because of facetroid in my spare time. After having read about shotguns, mechanisms, and different kinds of ammo, I can say that Ezekiel’s shotgun is not sawed off, since that would be desecration of a vintage item. It does, however, have a somewhat shorter barrel than others because it’s a bit easier to handle in actual combat scenarios. I know that in an age where people have energy shielding, laser rifles like Cathxra’s, and space ships, it’s a little strange to think that anyone would still actually use a vintage shotgun, but I imagine that the brute force, simplicity and efficiency are all things that pirates would admire. Given the versatility of shotgun shells, though, I could probably imagine that they’re still useful somehow. After all, pirates seem to have a way of solving complex problems with painfully simple solutions.
I loved this room, but it made me start thinking about what these actually are. They seem too complex and organized to be purely decorative, so I started wondering if these were actually pieces of writing. Similar to kanji, each circle could express increasingly complex concepts depending on how many layers it has. So, I started comparing these five with the chozo artifacts as well
This is just a base idea for the structure of each circle. Each one has six sections, whose sizes can be altered depending on the content of each one. There are 16 different combinations for single lines, meaning 256 possible sections when double lines are included. On here, I have one section with three line segments, but I haven’t seen any such ones in games. There are still phonetic symbols as I demonstrate here, so each section can be defined with specific words.
Based on the circles seeming to be based on the number 6 (or 12, with common two-tiered circles), chozo computers could easily represent these symbols with hexagons instead. I still don’t quite know how one would read these, given that there’s no clear start or end point for each layer. In fact, I think the five circles in the first picture actually spin in that room.
There’s still the other style of chozo writing more similar to our own, with individual phonetic symbols. Given that the chozo language is somewhat comparable to japanese in this regard, it’s not unreasonable to think that there’s also a style of circle writing like furigana, where each line section is adorned with the word it represents.
I wish someone would translate the last 28 episodes of Hoshi no Kaabii….I have kept myself from watching them with the 4kids dub because I hear it’s horrible. They cut out things and apparently, Meta Knight has the worst voice acting, lol.
Anyway, from what I hear it’s really just 27 episodes, since episode 93 is subbed….Haven’t confirmed it myself though. I know it’s a lot of work, but it would really be awesome if someone got together a team to sub those last episodes .-.
Almost done with level 1 rosetta stone. Nowhere near subbing level skill, but my word recognition has gotten incredible.
I’ve been putting food out for Castiel every day, since I still have a lot of bird food.
Today I took my mahjong set out on the back table, set up the whole game for four people, and played as each person.
Even though I had no food, he came over and stayed on the porch as I played. He huddled down at one point, but I walked a bit toward him and he moved. I avoided his corner of the porch after that, and he kept nearly falling asleep while just standing there watching me move mahjong tiles around.
My induction into chicken society is still valid to him.