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Hey, I'm Trevor, an unemployed animator. Let's see what I spit out this year.

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Karina Mulroney

| November 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Subject (or possibly victim) of an experimental cost-cutting initiative by the National Astronomical Voyage/Exploration League. Selected for having few living family members and a minimum of other personal connections, Karina was told she would be testing an experimental new type of ship’s computer but was misled somewhat regarding the exact details. The short version is that now, her disembodied head has been installed in a starship as its main CPU and its crew is a horde of ambulant units cloned from her DNA and physically re-engineered depending on their purpose. Since there’s only one actual crew member they only have to pay one salary, and Karina can be fed an inexpensive nutrient sludge as the ambulant units can’t actually taste. Though she tries to make the best of her situation since there’s no way to reverse it, she’s most certainly not actually happy about it, and NAVEL’s main concern right now is keeping her from noticing she is now, for all intents and purposes, literally an armed starship and can leave with their investment anytime she likes (which she is more or less always on the verge of; even when she was just a simple engineering major she had issues with their politics and being on the inside has only exacerbated them).

Pictured here are Karina with the exterior of the spaceship and the three core unit variants; the default, unmodified clone or “clerical” unit, the miniaturized “maintenance” unit, and the “supply” unit, given increased size and muscle mass for heavy lifting. She has a database of other, rather more exotic and specialized models that can be engineered as required. The color of the right shoulder on the uniforms the ambulant units wear is a rank indicator; since Karina was a civilian volunteer, green was introduced especially for her.

Luella Loafwright

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Delilah’s mother and Bradley’s wife. A jackalope chandler. Sort of a nervous type. Created as a background character for a webcomic taking reader submissions.

Bradley Loafwright

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Delilah’s father and Luella’s husband. A jackalope baker. Somewhat attention-deficit and oblivious to things going on around him, but he gets the job done. The last word in bread. Second-to-last word in cake. Created as a background character for a webcomic taking reader submissions.

Delilah Loafwright

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bradley and Luella’s daughter. A jackalope butcher. Partial to mead, dancing, and guys that can figure out how to keep her dad’s attention for a whole conversation. Her shop’s specialty is vegetable lamb! Created as a background character for a webcomic taking reader submissions.

Wallace Gibbons

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

An engineer experimenting with radical and somewhat dangerous new techniques in prosthetics. Although he’s accomplished everything from perfect control to simulating nerves to allow the limbs to feel, they’re prone to catastrophic malfunction at times still. Don’t be fooled by his rotund, genial appearance; he is quite mercenary and almost entirely amoral. He furnished both Leuciscus sisters with their various prostheses.

Lillian Leuciscus

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

None too happy about the loss of her legs, which she rather enjoyed using, Lillian also turned to modular prosthesis; although unlike her sister, she opted for entirely robotic ones. Given the choice between getting her legs back or stopping her sister’s insane plans for world domination, Lillian would take the legs and go back to her simple life selling specialty pet food and the world could just deal with its new dictator (in fact she’s sort of annoyed that she even has to go to the trouble of getting them back herself in the first place; she was never particularly motivated before), but as the one goes hand-in-hand with the other, she won’t complain if the world ends up getting saved when she gets those legs back.

Anne-Marie Leuciscus

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the first twenty-odd years of her life Anne-Marie was a law-abiding if antagonistic member of society. Then one day she lost her legs and eye in a car crash. Not interested in spending the rest of her life in a nice, cheap, functional wheelchair, she decided the obvious solution was to steal her sister’s legs, which she did, in a caper law enforcement still doesn’t fully comprehend. Afterwards she read Mike Mignola’s The Amazing Screw-On Head and decided modularity was the way to go, and thus began a spree of anatomical larceny to ensure Anne-Marie was prepared for any situation, ever. She’s now convinced that with the right combination of parts she can take over the world single-handed.

2011 Challenger: Trevor Gale

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hey all, my name is Trevor and I am kind of dumb because I really don’t have time to do this, but I’m going to anyway. I’m a recent grad of the Art Institute of Portland with a BFA in animation (focus on cel and Flash). I’ve got a bunch of comic-or-maybe-animated-blah-blah-it’s-in-my-bio projects that I’ve back-burnered in favor of slightly more ‘get a job’ things, and a lot of them aren’t even ready to start scripting, let alone anything more drawing-y.

My plan here is to start out focusing on a project that’s tentatively titled “Servers”, but I reserve the right to suddenly switch gears and come up with shit for one of the others, because nothing I can come up with after “because” doesn’t sound needlessly confrontational.