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B5 Buffalo Defense by CrazyAsian1 B5 Buffalo Defense by CrazyAsian1

Ranger journal entry, Mika Zamani, April 4 2156.

We had a rough day today. Zone 12C must be cursed, compromised, or otherwise no good because, like every other patrol, we ran into rogue drones. Makoni, our Buffalo drone, engaged 3 rogue lion drones. It was an incredible sight. Though they tore into him pretty good Makoni held them at bay long enough for us to disable them. Well that's not entirely true. He messed one of them up pretty good. So good we sold it as scrap instead of trying to fix it.

These drones were labelled rogue because there we no operators in the vicinity. It seems like these ones were dropped off by poachers in the bush and left to hunt on their own. Their programming must have been faulty as analysis showed that their AI cores had overrode their initiatives and had gone... “feral”... I guess thats the best way to describe it. Our technician didn't know what to make of it. According to her this is another instance in a long stream of strange AI related issues that have been popping up recently.

Back in the early 21st century, scholars in the West liked to talk about the grand unification of science, technology, and computers. A point in time when computers became self aware and started making decisions for themselves. I think they called it "The Singularity." I wonder if that's what this is all about.

Regardless, those Lions won't be hunting any time soon and the poachers will be disappointed in their lost pride...of Lions. The two we kept are being refitted, reprogrammed, and hopefully re-deployed back into the field. We could use their help, but the Rhino's and Elephants need it more than us Humans.

End Log

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Hey guys.
Sorry for the lack of updates. I've got a bunch of new content that I'll be spreading around, so stay tuned for it :)

Enjoy.
Rob
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AnimalKrazed Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
This looks amazing!
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SikuNdoto Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
This is so amazing work! 
You're so damn good with movement and design detail. And those backstories!! Man..
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great drawing! :)
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Minidarkcalibur89 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Sweet ! Love the journal !
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therealLEGOEPIC Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
What are those metal spines sticking out of the lions? Are they some kind of projectile? Are they what caused the drones to go feral? I know you don't put stuff in you'r art for no reason. What is their significance?!
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therealLEGOEPIC Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
I noticed that in your other works. Makes sense.
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha yeah those are bolts from an air rifle. I imagine the rangers using bolts, arrows, and other types of projectiles instead of bullets.  Mostly for the stealthiness and they can be recovered and reused.
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CMVreud Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
The ghosts in the machine...
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Shalshisha Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wtf man!!!
fave!
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raynetempura Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Wow, that is awesome. I love this concept and so excited to see more of it!
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