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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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:iconredvioletpanda:
RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Digital Artist
Amazing action in this
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Cobra6382 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Do you have fanfiction stories to go with this? If so, it will be super awesome!!!😃👍
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:iconanimalkrazed:
AnimalKrazed Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
This looks amazing!
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:iconsikundoto:
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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:iconshalfm:
Shalfm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wtf man!!!
fave!
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:iconraynetempura:
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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xXMinezillaXx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
I can't tell if those birds are drones or not.
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:iconthereallegoepic:
therealLEGOEPIC Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Yep. Oxpecker drones. It shows them in the buffalo breakdown.
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LunarNightmare Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are these designs eventually headed for a video game? 
I think I saw a setup you had for it, but I can't find the piece now...
Their all great works by the way. :)
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6-of-tentacles Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
To everything others have said, may I say that you do painterly-style grass and weeds better than anybody? And I've looked at painting by hundreds, maybe thousands of artists on dA and elsewhere with a particular eye for the enviro and background stuff around their main subjects.
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Sparksman Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
as always, well done pic and nice backstory... :thumbsup:
insta :+fav: ;)

would be nice, if someone (I don't know if you've the time & mood for it) could spin further the whole ranger & their animal reserve story... wouldn't mind to read it, and containing pics from you! ;)
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:iconmetaphor12:
Metaphor12 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool way you seemed to have captured the scene, want to see more :)
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Bobeagle77 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing art! I love the Buffalo and lions armor.  Awesome action scene, nice job. Love 
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unit9teen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
The logs you add to your art make a story come alive, always awesome to see your art!!! :D 
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O A O holy epicness! I'm guessing the scrape lion is the one in the air?
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
just awesome!
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
ROBOT ANIMAL FIGHTING HELL YES
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:iconwolfredgray:
wolfredgray Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
striking, dynamic composition!  great use of interesting brushwork and negative space.
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TheDoorstopper Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
He returns!  Once again awesome composition and this STORY!  OOOH!  I love it, still a fan!  Keep these logs coming!
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Comixwiz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I know right!!!! This dude is awesome. Makes me want to just dive in and experience the hunt
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Very nice.
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TheWilyWildcat Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so inventive and detailed, like all of your works...gorgeous art and a great idea behind it, would make an excellent comic or film or something.  Brilliant work.  Clap 
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Rott-i-kins Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really intense piece, awesome work!
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:icondeinonychusempire:
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This concept would make a seriously good movie.
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TheInventor200 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I knew it was you who made this before I looked at the artist name xD
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Orsonfoe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
the down side to to basing these drones on nature's killing machines.but then again maybe the rangers will get lucky and their drones will be like that old rinohoies ones a few pics back.
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VSIS Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Poacher Drones from confiscated parts?  That'd be a frightening thought.
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Pheenix42 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Other than your steel rhino, a steel buffalo would be the most dangerous critter I can think of!
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EpoDragon123 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Cool!
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knuckles476 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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Nickkat1985 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I am calling this hardware natural selection! Not spamming or anything, but I think you would enjoy a short sci-fi story I wrote last year!

nickkat1985.deviantart.com/art…

If you are in the right mood and have the time (it is 3,5 pages long) check it out! It is called Edge Effect, which is a real ecology term. When two different habitats meet (e.g. a valley running into a forest) the border of the two environments is rich and bio diverse. This is called edge effect.

P.S.1:Your journal entries really bring life to your Big Five project which I am thoroughly enjoying!

P.S.2:You probably must read "Darwin among the machines" by George Dyson. Cheers!
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MESMURDA Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the most badass of the bad assneeseseeess <33333 i must model uuuuuuurrrrverything!!! >:C
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Archipithecus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap that's crazy. And I thought that the Buffalo drone couldn't get cooler.
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Rosewolf86 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS! I could totally see that happening with these drones so I am glad you did this XD. Nice work as always!
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Awesome!
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Life ... finds a way.
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well said. hahaha
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Rookie141 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really amazing! i love the motion :)
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arcticfox812 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these pieces of yours, and the amazing stories that you add to them give them even more depth! Beautiful!
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