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Mission Patch by Karthesios Mission Patch :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 0 1 Radiance Then And Now by Karthesios Radiance Then And Now :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 0 1 Spam Bingo Card by Karthesios
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Spam Bingo Card :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 1 1
Draw This Again - Fuscia by Karthesios Draw This Again - Fuscia :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 1 1 Cult of Tiamat - Protagonist Roll Call by Karthesios
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Cult of Tiamat - Protagonist Roll Call :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 1 0
Globular cluster M22 (NGC 6656) by Karthesios Globular cluster M22 (NGC 6656) :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 3 1 Sunspot region 2403 by Karthesios Sunspot region 2403 :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 0 1 Tiamat's Bodyguard - Thyra is very cross. by Karthesios
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Tiamat's Bodyguard - Thyra is very cross. :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 0 3
Maverick Vice - Tiamat's Bodyguard cover by Karthesios
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Maverick Vice - Tiamat's Bodyguard cover :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 0 1
Maverick Vice Studios by Karthesios
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Maverick Vice Studios :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 0 0
Periodic Table by Karthesios Periodic Table :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 1 0 Spaymore by Karthesios Spaymore :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 2 1 Phase Zero's Kelvina by Karthesios Phase Zero's Kelvina :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 0 1 SNOWDOR SMASH by Karthesios SNOWDOR SMASH :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 1 1 Brown Mesa Auto-Harvest Platforms by Karthesios Brown Mesa Auto-Harvest Platforms :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 0 0 Just a little gas bubble... by Karthesios Just a little gas bubble... :iconkarthesios:Karthesios 1 1

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Butt-Stallion Says 'Hi' by phallen1 Butt-Stallion Says 'Hi' :iconphallen1:phallen1 50 16 Handsome Jack Borderlands 2 by Firefly-Path Handsome Jack Borderlands 2 :iconfirefly-path:Firefly-Path 3,925 391 borderlands babytooth by Blunt-Katana borderlands babytooth :iconblunt-katana:Blunt-Katana 960 119 Busch Stadium: Last Call by blindedangel Busch Stadium: Last Call :iconblindedangel:blindedangel 68 74 Car chase by Sheharzad-Arshad Car chase :iconsheharzad-arshad:Sheharzad-Arshad 302 19 sexy panty by Kelly-violet sexy panty :iconkelly-violet:Kelly-violet 13 2 Jupiter from Io by AlanGutierrezArt Jupiter from Io :iconalangutierrezart:AlanGutierrezArt 339 0 Meme by RyeBread-Chan Meme :iconryebread-chan:RyeBread-Chan 5 5 Ironic Ponyshment by AlFourman Ironic Ponyshment :iconalfourman:AlFourman 311 54 Friendship is magic, bitch by TheArtrix Friendship is magic, bitch :icontheartrix:TheArtrix 7,587 884 Rocket Knight cuddly toy pic1 by ThePrinceofMars Rocket Knight cuddly toy pic1 :icontheprinceofmars:ThePrinceofMars 33 18 Claymore by RobDuenas Claymore :iconrobduenas:RobDuenas 1,599 264 Midnight Bliss Raptor by Omar-Dogan Midnight Bliss Raptor :iconomar-dogan:Omar-Dogan 2,781 229 Claymore - Three's a Party by AiZhaoDao Claymore - Three's a Party :iconaizhaodao:AiZhaoDao 43 41 God of friendship by Rhenzx God of friendship :iconrhenzx:Rhenzx 290 129 FIM - Human Derpy hooves by Innerd FIM - Human Derpy hooves :iconinnerd:Innerd 1,596 90

Activity


Mission Patch
A mission patch idea I made for an exploration trip I'm currently undertaking in Elite: Dangerous.  Went the comical route given the relatively lighthearted nature of the journey, featuring CMDR Karthesios and his booze-loving but studious Selban First Officer Leon.  As of posting this design, they are about halfway to Colonia, but have a goal of reaching Sagittarius A*, and possibly continuing toward the Abyss.
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Radiance Then And Now
The latest redraw is of a major NPC from an installment in my old Lightwave series.  I'm considering revisiting and updating it though, given that I've added unrelated lore within the same settings.  Also gives me an opportunity to revamp the naming convention for LW Gladiators, as well as give this fella a redesign.  The backdrop in the image on the right is just a screenshot from Elite: Dangerous, a game by Frontier Developments.  I love this game.
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Spam Bingo Card
A bingo card I put together for the Spam Pillory.  Each square corresponds to a spam email trope.  You win if your daily spam inbox makes a bingo.  Epic win if a single email does the job.  Feel free to download and post, just let me know and give me credit.  A breakdown of the spam tropes follows...

"NATURAL"
A favorite hipster buzzword, but by no means limited to spam emails.  Folks, "natural" is an incredibly subjective term, but often used to refer to something not human-made.  Anyway, just because something is natural doesn't automatically make it good for you.  Latrotoxin is natural but nobody is racing to inject it into their asses.

"SEXY FOREIGN GIRLS"
Pretty self explanatory, usually an angle for a shady dating service.  Aside from stinking of human trafficking, it's best to avoid these.

"TRENDING..."
Another non-spam-exclusive term.  In spam, it's often used to artificially ascribe meaning to whatever the spammer is hocking.

"[GROUP] IS [FURIOUS"
Likely a false assertion.  The group the spammer claims is furious more likely doesn't give a shit about what the spammer is advertising.

FORM LETTERS
This one usually isn't apparent from a single spam email from a given sender (unless the bot glitches out).  It only becomes more apparent when one receives multiple emails from that sender and starts noticing subtle variations in the wording (while the message's structure doesn't change).

REPEAT LINKS
A common type of spam; these advertise a wide range of wares, but have one thing in common--a clickable link that's repeated many times in the message when they're all visible on the screen, making the repeats unnecessary.

"THIS [PRODUCT] KILLS [CONDITION]"
A common trope, particularly when advertising a special diet or medicine.  The advertiser goes straight to lowest-common-denominator wording, regardless of plausibility.  No diet will "kill" diabetes, folks.  It would be a revolution if it did.

UNREALISTICALLY EASY SOLUTION
Used to advertise solutions to things like housetraining a pet.  Also unlikely to be real.  You're not going to housebreak a puppy in five minutes.  It ain't happening.

NIGERIA
Look up "419 scam" on Wikipedia.

FREE PRODUCT
I remember seeing these advertisements when they were pushing free iPods, often only given after jumping through countless hoops taking surveys, participating in sales offers--if they're even offered at all.  See "pyramid scheme".

OVERSEXED SALES PITCH
This one came to mind after a Viagra spam email I received boasting that you'll get a raging, unconcealable boner after seeing an attractive woman ("You'll have to adjust your penis in your pants when it gets hard at the sight of a pretty girl!!" - actual text of the spam)  It's about as crass as they come.

POLITICAL CONSPIRACY
So, Hillary, here's how you take down Trump.  Sit back and wait.  He's doing a fine job of it on his own.  He doesn't need your help.

"1 WEIRD TRICK"
A phrase commonly used to present some snake oil as an implausibly simple solution.  Comes from in-line ads that use the phrase along with some artwork that makes Microsoft clip art look like da Vinci's works.

CLUMSY ENGLISH
A giveaway for the origin of the spam (usually).

"...BEFORE IT'S BANNED!"
Related to the conspiracy trope, an advertiser inflates their own sense of relevance by claiming that some industry or another will shut them down, claiming that their "miracle product" will render that industry obsolete.

BAD CHEMICALS
A form of fearmongering.  Trivia:  Glutamic acid, Isoleucine, 3-methyl butyraldehyde, ethyl-3-methylbutanoate, hydroxylinalool, alpha-terpineol, 1,8-cineole, methylparaben, E300, pentanal and oxalic acid all sound scary, don't they?  News flash:  they're natural components of the blueberries you've probably eaten in muffins.  Just because you can't pronounce it doesn't mean it's dangerous.

GET RICH QUICK
This one's self-explanatory and about as old as print, so I hope I don't need to explain it.

"...WILL KILL YOU."
A fearmongering tactic used mainly in health food ads.  Refers to common foods you don't get at Whole Foods.

LONELY HORNY GIRLS
A tactic for advertising dating sites to lonely horny guys.

5UB5T1TUT3 NUMB3RS
This is probably used in an effort to bypass spam filters.  Perhaps it works, but when it pops up in the form of substituting O's in place of zeroes in a number, (e.g., $5,OOO, usually in a get-rich-quick spam)  It's just bizarre.

EMOJI ABUSE
Common in dating site spam and others, usually corresponding to the theme of the email.  Quick way to make me not take the email seriously.  Seriously, how many different types of heart emoji do you need?

IMPLAUSIBLY LOW PRICED ITEMS
The only way you're going to get that 60 inch 4K TV for $25 is through a penny auction site, and with an insane amount of luck.  If anyone tells you otherwise, they're bullshitting you.

"...SHOCKING VIDEO"
I bet it isn't that shocking.  And I bet they don't let you skip to the part of the video where you actually find that 1 weird ingredient.  If it even exists.

HALF-ASSEDS IMITATION
A staple of any self-respecting phishing email.  Often they'll mimic legit sites like Amazon or Costco, to varying degrees of accuracy.  A keen attention to detail is helpful in seeing through these (and avoiding getting ripped off).


Lesson's over, kids, have a safe trip home!
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So I've launched a new blog in which I skewer the various spam emails that plop unceremoniously into my inbox.  Come check it out!

karthsspampillory.wordpress.co…
  • Listening to: Too various to list
  • Watching: Family Guy on Netflix, various other random stuff
  • Playing: Terraria, Elite: Dangerous, FF: Record Keeper
  • Eating: Cup noodles!
  • Drinking: Milk
Draw This Again - Fuscia
Character I haven't done much of anything with in years, but one I really wanted to redraw.  Fifteen years does make some difference at least.

Draw This Again source:
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Current Residence: O'Fallon, MO
Favourite genre of music: Epic orchestral metal
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPad 3 (64 GB)
Shell of choice: Tacos plz
Wallpaper of choice: Custom one based on current rpg maker vx ace project
Favourite cartoon character: Not sure...
Personal Quote: "It's meaningless to be proud or ashamed of a trait you're born with." -me
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So I've launched a new blog in which I skewer the various spam emails that plop unceremoniously into my inbox.  Come check it out!

karthsspampillory.wordpress.co…
  • Listening to: Too various to list
  • Watching: Family Guy on Netflix, various other random stuff
  • Playing: Terraria, Elite: Dangerous, FF: Record Keeper
  • Eating: Cup noodles!
  • Drinking: Milk

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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
happy early b-day once more
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
happy early b-day once more. :P
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Hyrule452 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched u,  I hope it encourages you to continue the development of Zelda 2.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
happy early b-day friend. :)
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Karthesios Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
A bit early but thanks.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
hope you have a good one
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MexicaniaiKataraINC Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday to you, enjoy your day.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
happy early b-day friend.
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bm318i Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Cheers for the favorite
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Karthesios Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I'm a Jean fan and it looks something like a Jean piece I did.
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