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Not too long ago at the time of writing (august 13th 2000) a strange course of events took place in a roleplay in the Station 8 Gargoyles chatroom leading to an interesting result: my character had been turned into a great black dragon. While by now most people are used to the idea this was one of the most amusing and entertaining roleplays I have been part of. And I'm appearently not the only one as in the first week 6 pictures were drawn of my new condition. Below are all the pictures drawn of dragon-me, each one of which has given me a lot of joy.
And here's the second one. Dang birds never have this problem. Picture by Cams.
The third one. I don't recall mentioning this as an idea. Perhaps it was Cams'. Poor mothers. No one really realises what they have to put up with. Picture by Cams.
And the last one. I hope I'll never get in trouble with the World Wildlife Fund or Greenpeace. Or would I be a protected species? Picture by Cams.
I was the last to hear about this one! The origins of this picture trace back to Jess' mother commenting on how all her online friends would be at the wedding. Apparently, I was thought to be a good choice for a bridesmaid. Featuring Jess, Shinga, Dubble and Arno. Picture by Shinga.
Much to her own surprise Jessie retrieved this from a box or something. Though she did not recall drawing it, this picture depicts a scene from my story "The Greatest Hero". We sort of concluded that she never showed it because it appears to be only 90% finished, with missing wings and sketched hair and such. Still, it's a very amusing picture, particularly the "woosha" bit, so here it is anyway. Picture by Jessie.
Jessie's interpretation of DE and myself meeting up a few weeks ago. It certainly seems in character. ;) Picture by Jessie.
Enthusiastic about the Disney movie Treasure Planet Jessie drew this. Starring Arno in the role of mr. Silver because 'it made the least sense'. She doesn't know herself why Jessie is running away like that, but likes the effect nontheless. Picture by Jessie.
Now this is neat. It made me laugh quite a bit. The continuing adventures of Arno and Shee, in sketchy comic form. Picture by Jessie.
In the olden days, when everything was still good and problem free, when every last chatter was fun and there was no bad newbie in sight, back when we weren't wearing pink glasses yet, chaos was the norm. RPs sprouted from out of nowhere and quickly took on ludicrous forms. These days, such RPs are rare, but not entirely dead. In fact, when one finally rolled over us, this was the result. Starring SpotWeld, Kessalia, Arno, Robert and Jessie, picture by Jessie.
Comfortable, yet stylish clothes for the practical working dragon. It is my belief that with these human-dragon relations will improve drastically. After all, look at how dashing it makes me look. According to Jessie, it's all Kevlar. Picture by Jessie.
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Though this is officially called the Gallery of Gifts, this I drew myself. It was on the train back home from work, armed with a pen only. I can't draw to save my life, but I really wanted to get this mental image out of my head. If anything, it can serve to show the quality of all the other work her through contrast. Picture by Arno (me).
I love this one. If I ever end up with my own webserver or something, this is what I'm going to use for the 404 error message. Picture by Jessie.
This is a rather large one by Eboni, and yet only a small part of me has managed to squeeze in there. She also made a seperate version of Shee in honour of the year of the sheep. Picture by Eboni.
You know, I recall, when I still chatted at university, up until the year 1999, how some people managed to have pictured drawn for them. I always thought it would be great if someone would draw me something, but that was hardly in my reach or in my control now, was it?
When I got online at home in 1999 I met Jessie, who, after a few months, drew my very first picture. And of course I played it cool (ahem), but I was elated. Soon, the second followed, and things kind of continued from there. Since then, various other people have flattered and baffeled me by drawing me, my characters, for me or because of me, and now we are here. Granted, some cheating is involved as two or three scribbles are my own miscreations, and a few images are litterally stick figure variety, but nevertheless, this is picture number 200. And what would be more fitting than half of it being drawn by Jessie, in conjunction with Zoe. I am, of course, elated. Picture by Jessie and Zoe.
Zoe's dragon is actually Trogdor, a reference to the entertaining Homestar Runner.
A picture that was conceived and drawn at the Gathering of 2003 in Manhattan. Perhaps it is best to just follow Jessie's lead and not ask. Take some time to look at the picture, though; many people seem to take a while before they 'get' it and start laughing. Picture by Jessie.
This picture was a gift (or rather, one of several gifts) from Beedoo! for me at the Gathering of 2003. I was very impressed with it. She gave it to me in a cardboard frame which I could not remove it from, so the scan is not quite as high a quality as I would have liked it to be. I am quite happy with the original though. Picture by Beedoo!.
When Elisa saw her older pictures on my site she told me she would draw me a new one to show that she improved. Well, who am I to stop her, right? It certainly looks pretty neat. Apparently this refers to a conversation where I confused her by explaining I was not a dragon. Picture by Elisa.
One day Cams was asking for things to draw. With the fish movie "Finding Nemo" randomly crossing my mind I naturally came to the following advice: "Draw us as fish!"
So she did, and how! No less than eight chatters made it into the picture, with more having fallen by the sideline for simple lack of space. Definately worth compliments. Picture by Cams.
Inspired by some picture ideas that will never see the light of day because I cannot draw, Star drew this. I was concerned that people might think I actually do this sort of thing, but most people respond to this with "Everybody already thinks you eat people anyway."
I am very disturbed. Picture by Star. The picture also refers to this.
After Mika cloned my dragon form into a smaller baby version, I thought it would be a nice idea to take him out trick-or-treating for Halloween. Well... Maybe next year will go better, huh? Picture by Cams.
I got a christmas card! As it happens, it's from Star. I know she's in this update a lot now, but the mail just raced this one through for some reason. She even drew something inside. She already accused me of eating people, but now it seems she thinks I am even worse than that! Picture by Star.
This is an awesome picture; christmas time at Station 8. It looks like Shinga put a lot of work into this, as there is quite a lot of detail. What I especially like (apart from being featured in it) is the way how everyone really does act the way they usually act.
Myself, I spot the following people: Robert, Dubble, Beedoo!, Jessie, Jess, Shinga, Kessalia, Cams, Shee, MAui, DE and Spike. No one knows who the grey red-headed gargoyle is throwing a fruitcake at Jessie. Shinga says she is almost positive that she put her in to make everyone wonder. Picture by Shinga.
I semi-requested, or rather, suggested this to Jessie a few months ago. It was an idea that somehow sprung up from a conversation between Kessalia and myself. One word that I used in my description was "uncharacteristically". Can you spot the uncharacteristic part? Picture by Jessie.
Jessie's Monthly Gargoyles Contest entry for the February topic "Fanfic Illustrations". She chose to illustrate one of my stories, and I am quite flattered. Titled "I Don't Get It", The picture depicts a scene from the story "The Greatest Hero", in which dragon-Arno, formerly human Arno, wonders what could have happened to his anti-dragon pills:
"This is MUCH better!" Jessie exclaimed as the wind blew in her face. Sitting in the manes of the great black dragon she watched the landscape soar past.
"Hey Onar!" MAui beside her yelled down happily. "Yer fast!"
"'Course," Jessie commented. "He's got big feet."
"I don't get it," the great dragon said for the umpteenth time. "I had them when I went to sleep. I know I did."
"Ah, you probably just lost them in the fire or something," Jessie dismissed his complaint.
"No, cause I took some before I went to sleep!"
"Ah well," MAui said. With every footstep there was a loud thump, and with every thump, the pill bottle in her pocket rattled slightly.
Picture by Jessie.
Shinga drew me a birthday picture! Not so much a birthday theme but a memory of hers that she was pretty sure happened once. I like how she always gives me blue eyes. Picture by Shinga.
Instead of drawing me a picture for my birthday, Jessie got lazy and got her sister to do it. Oddly, we never met, but I know of her and she knows of me. She got the number of candles wrong, but otherwise, pretty good, huh? Picture by Stef, Jessie's sister.
Based on something I said. Can you look at this and still do evil? Well, MAui can, but she made it. Some people seem to agree this would make a great T-shirt. Picture by MAui.
I don't actually know why Jessie drew this. The title is "Can you say 'no' to this face? I'm mostly wondering what it is he has been asking. Picture by Jessie.
This one has been a long time in the making. The origin of the joke is therefore somewhat unclear. Using Shee, Beedoo! has endeavoured to make sheenutbutter. Picture by Beedoo!.
Gathering of the Gargoyles, Montreal, 2004. Dubble and Jess are messing around with an empty round cardboard sign. I am not sure who did most of the drawing, and I'm not sure what prompted them to draw Arno the dragon, but they did.
Then Dubble challenged Jess to draw a Xerox machine. The result made me say, foolishly, "Oh no! The Xerox Headquarters are on fire!"
Some alterations and a few minutes later this was the result. Picture by Jess and Dubble.