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Bday gift for cptlfrghtr by BellaCielo Bday gift for cptlfrghtr by BellaCielo
"Why do we always end up repairing old computers when I visit?" -Lydia

Warning: these are trained professionals. Do not attempt tea parties around vintage computers at home.


A gift for ~cptlfrghtr, featuring two of his OCs: the fearless Federal Zombie Agency inspector Lydia McDonald (right) and the depressive old-technology aficionado, Mori Atusko (left). She's smiling here because, well, who doesn't get that certain warm sense of happiness being around old computers? My best approximations of a PDP-8 and PDP-11 are also featured here, as well as a VT100 terminal.

Happy birthday, and thank you for being such a wonderful member of our community and great person to talk to about any number of random, geeky and/or obscure topics. :hug:

Pencils + paper

Characters (c) ~cptlfrghtr
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pnn32 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hot air soldering while holding board in hands?  :o 
Looks like very talented or trained engineer :D
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not quite ... it's a can of compressed air. :P
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gabe240 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
2 girls, textbooks labeled IBM, SMD hot air soldering?, a CRT TTY system :D, what is there not to love??!? (I love DEC computers <3)
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm a huge DEC computer fan too. :)
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AnarchyKitten Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so detailed OoO *mind blown*
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Kuraiko-kyun Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an awesome drawing!! The background is great done! :icongoodjobplz:
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Izzi1313 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist
Haha cool! nice drawing!!
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cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
"More tea Lydia? <3" -Atsuko

AHHHHHH BIRTHDAY GIFT! :la: I SHALL KEEP IT FOREVER, PRINT IT OUT, AND HANG IT IN MY DORM NEXT YEAR! People without souls, that's who. Looks solid to me, but that may just be the DEC luv + Lydia + Atsuko getting to me :la:

Awwwww, now I feel special :blush: Also I feel terrible for not finishing Reunion yet. Glad I can be of service!
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH, THAT'S THE BIGGEST COMPLIMENT I COULD EVER GET! :la:

I suspect a lot of the population is soulless then. :crying: Glad you think so!

Of course you are, you're one of the few people I'll approach in serious discussion of old computers (although I'm rapidly becoming less shy about that subject) + one of my favourite amateur writers here on dA + one of my muses so far as OS-tannery and storytelling is concerned. It's not a problem, you'll get around to it when you get around to it... ^^
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cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Now I just need to get a frame for it and like, a dozen other things ^^;

Well, yeah. I do think so.

That's very nice of you to say, and I shall continue to the best of my abilities. It's getting closer, I have.... ideas....
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, that reminds me, my dad's still trying to find a frame for this drawing I gave him for Christmas. He can't find anything that'll fit the paper though, since it's rather quite huge. ^^'

That's okay, it makes the old computer fandom more exclusive! It's like being in on a secret that like everyone is unaware of! :V

No, it's very nice of you to say it's very nice of me... *enters infinite loop of compliments* Continued, and then some. ^^
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cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Oh my :O Good thing my print out is only 8x10.

internet nerd Masons?

*infinite loop achieved, switching to backup systems*
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.

Couldn't have put it better myself. xD
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cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
We need handshakes now.
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NejinOniwa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Oh Stew, you bday-privileged bastard, you. >:3
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Say, Nej, when IS your b'day? You're not on my drawing-gift-list yet. :<
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NejinOniwa Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Come now, Bells. I'm a magnet and whirlpool of timings and misfortune. What else could it be?
Sharing the date of various mysteries, horrors, White House foundation stones and X-files characters, my birthday is...10/13.


And as if the very origin of the misfortunate number 13 wasn't enough of a bad spell (the mass-slaughter and arrest of the Knights Templar in France, 1307) to have along in the clan, my dad's birthday is 9/11.
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
10/13... I'll remember that! ^^

Ah, a friend of my family's birthday is 9/11. D:
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cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I know right? The luckiest bastard.
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Mafer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
looks great,nice poses
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :hug: I had a lot of fun drawing the poses here. :)
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dakota7861 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
this is really good
i love the character design:D
youre a very talented artist!
i really like the detailed background
i want to hear what you think of my stuff
so go check it out :)
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! But the character designs belong to ~cptlfrghtr. ^^

I enjoy doing complex backgrounds... I don't do them often, but when I do I go all out. :D

Sure, I'll take a look at your gallery. :)
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LadyGhostDuchess Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!
The detail is just breath taking in this!!! I love the backgrounds and everything about this image! This is really great. Wonderful job!!
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a ton of fun doing the detail work in this drawing... usually, I get bogged down working with too much detail, but everything just sort of came together here. Thank you so much! :hug:
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