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Go with the flow by c-t-elder Go with the flow by c-t-elder
There's no place I'd rather be
Than on my surfboard out at sea
Lingering in the ocean blue
And if I had one wish come true
I'd surf till the sun sets beyond the horizon


If we'd be having a t-shirt nine years from now, this is how it would've looked like. Deep Blue Sea was one of my favorite theme picks. So much stuff to stuff into it.

Sketchy thing I worked on while we were watching Firefly. We got only to episode four. Sad.
Also, ~Alassa needed sharkleg references. Who am I to say no to my own commission.


Bary, our resident coolguy at #SemperFiComics.

... I could use some no.stress R&R, no argument there.
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MatthiasRat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
He really does look much better when you give him the impression of swimming.  The finned feet seem proper here in his element.  I just love how sleek he is, and I love that artistic graffiti behind him.

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c-t-elder Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yap. Still, part of his story is the logical conclusion that as much as he might try, he'll never be as fast as natural sharks. Or their prey. So pretty much, it's either going topside or starve. But shh, don't tell anyone. :)

... well... it's not a secret, I suppose. But most people don't know, since they never asked :D
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MatthiasRat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
*chuckles* I guess I find that rather surprising actually.  Isn't he part of a race of anthro sharks?  Wouldn't they have adapted to fish farming and the like to provide a ready supply for their diet?

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c-t-elder Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Not really. He's pretty much one of a kind, or at least one of a very small few. Scorpius happens to be similar case.
Birds and fish are all their normal selves in this world. Except for some deviants out there, just like Bary here. Our evolution theory is a mess.
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MatthiasRat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Given the variety of Semper Fi, I got the impression that there were a wide variety of anthro species.  I take it you mean to include mammals only then?

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c-t-elder Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mostly mammals, and not even all of them. Only the species that I can actually give some reasons for anthropomorphic evolution. Elephants and everything big enough not to be threatened by natural enemies in adulthood is off the table, just like bats (which did evolve, but only to a degree - think humans vs. other primates for comparison). Birds are secluded, closed-off patches on the map (like the golden eagle clan originating in Italy) which didn't evolve naturaly. Similar case with Bary here.
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MatthiasRat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
So you are trying to have multiple races develop independently and at the same time?  I expect that would create a lot of tension and competition between them.

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c-t-elder Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And tense they did. A lot, in fact. Our history is spattered with blood feuds and, how my history teacher called it "minor geographical disagreements", theirs were wars for survival in deeper sense of the word. Predators were after the prey by design, the prey was culling the predators and their young to keep their numbers as high as they could. While this didn't jumpstart the evolution as a thing, it kept it going, with carnivores as the reactionary force to herbivores who first managed to stand upright, who stole tools from humans (who soon after fell as a prey to superior force of armed cave lions and direwolves), who first built stone walls. Wars were never so large scale as they could become in our world, because getting a megalomaniac army in one place would mean it would starve very, very soon.

Some non-evolving species were killed off because of it. But the predators mainly went after their natural prey first as a bit of a habit too hard to let die - wolves after deer, lions after antelopes... most small animals were not plentiful enough to feed a group of large carnivores, even if it was small.

The diet grew slightly more balanced and the animals grew more equal in size - usually smaller and sleeker. Also as geography and world-related knowledge grew, there were other ways to sustain a population.  There's not as many of them as there is humans, only about 3.5 billion, so resources are not as scarce as they are for 7+ billion human world. Currently, some tensions still exist - "greens" are occasionally called out on being elitist, "carnies" for being the bullies of the century (and several past ones, too), but those and anything more severe is mostly looked down upon by mainstream agenda as primitive insults.

And even interspecies relationshiops are generally (even in the herbivore x herbivore or carnivore x carnivore way) expected to be a fleeting thing and you're not supposed to settle with someone who's not your kind, it's generally tolerated, even though you might get a weird look or two if you're past your early twenties.

</history lesson> :D


Hm... reminds me I still have an unused script that locks several members of Semper Fi in a resource-less area. Vartan & co were fine, grass was aplenty. Some others, though.... >)
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Umbravita Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love sharks. :D This guy's great. The tats are a nice touch!
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rebelwolfchris Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Please, please tell me you watched the REST of Firefly?!
Also this is awesome, which ought to be a given :) I really super-dig the fined toe.
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