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Umbrella Man at the Masked Symposium

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 28, 2011, 6:32 AM
Umbrella Man has something important to say...  www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLjicl…

This video was only uploaded today, but the performance itself is actually several years old at this point - I'm just pleased that for once a video of one of my live performances was uploaded that I didn't hate.

Enjoy!



Rather marvelous addition to the Umbrella Man library provided by :iconquest007:

Into the Madness by Quest007

Got three minutes to spare on a short documentary that a couple of gentlemen from the University of Newcastle made on me and the Umbrella Man?

Well check it out! vimeo.com/52227973


Umbrella Man Mythos Machine: Puppets and Glass by bluefluke

UmbrellaMan by JaimeMolina  LADY CANE 15-jun-2011 by JaimeMolina


Oh yes. That's right.

Swag:

Alice: Madness Returns + Full Art Book

Portable iPod stereo.

Big Lebowski Shirt + 'Meh' Shirt + Team Neville Shirt

Stout Shako with Scorching Flames + Genuine El Jeffe

Dalek Key-Chain

Real-Life 'Tim the Enchanter' Hat.

AND: A super-awesome special something which I'll be uploading later.


The contest details are below... but first: I don't normally post these sorts of things since it has Nothing to do with me, but this picture is uber bad-ass, so I strongly suggest you go subscribe the SHIT out of the artist! Brink: Mission Compromised by ColAutumnsOvercoat

Ragtime Dandies by Siera LADY CANE 15-jun-2011 by JaimeMolina Its like Christmas mornin'. . by Blazbaros :D Do yourself a favour, and check out this picture. (Also, be sure to read the artists comments - and click ALL links... DO EET.)


Current Entries: Umbrella Man Boss: Crunch by ThunderManEXE :thumb207713381: Scalashura by Blazbaros Something of a Boss fight by Tris1994 Amphibios - The Frog Boss by ZombieMesh Umbrella Man and Jericho by saximaphone :thumb262737814:  .... www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh8Pcm… <-- (Not an Actual Entry)



Let's face it, video game bosses kick ass - specifically, yours. It's all well and good to root for the hero, but you can't deny that some of the most colourful and interesting characters in all of gaming are the Bosses that stand between you and victory.

Let's see if you can live up to that legacy! (Before you delve into this contest, it might be a good idea to remind yourself what sorts of Bosses there are! tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php… )

Now - this is a pretty laid-back contest, and to make it easy for any number of people to get involved, there will be three different paths you can take:

#1 - Present yourself, or one of your characters, as a unique video-game boss.

#2 - Present yourself, or one of your characters, doing battle with a video-game boss comprised of one of My characters.

#3 - Present yourself, or one of your characters, taking the place of an existing video game boss and battling the hero.

This contest is open to both writers AND picture-makers  (and comic artists, gmodders, whatever tickles your fancy) - so long as you acknowledge the following tips:

You will gain points for: pretty much anything under the sun - so long as I can enjoy seeing (or reading about) your boss character, and how they would slot into the theoretical 'overall' story (which is also up to you). Obviously you'll do better if you can make it feel like your boss not only belongs there - but would be a fun challenge, but not unbeatable... lest they become 'that One boss'.

You will lose points for: quoting tired internet memes - copying age old jokes that have long since ceased to be funny - claiming that your 'character' is original, when they're clearly just a variation of an existing one... As much as I Love team fortress 2, your Engy with a rugged and manly beard does Not qualify as 'your character'.

And of course, you will more than likely gain points if you include Umbrella Man or Lady Cane somehow (even if they're just sipping tea in the background). They are NOT compulsory, as I don't want to stifle your creativity - but it certainly won't hurt your chances :P

The contest will end whenever I decide to end it - and I reserve the right to call it off if only a couple of people enter (those 16 prizes aren't going to give themselves away for free y'know! ... speaking of which)

PRIZES!

As you might have guessed given the 'game' theme of this contest, ALL 16 PRIZES are games! (And Yes, that means that there can be up to 16 winners - so for the love of God, ENTER! You might win if only because of the sheer laziness of your fellow artists/writers). Here's the list in full - the first place winner will have first choice - followed by second, third, etc etc. Any leftover games...... I'll deal with later.

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard For Gravity - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LRQzE… )

Amnesia the Dark Descent - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=M627-o… )

Audiosurf - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iQO1Z… )

Counter-Strike Source - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB6fq9… )

Defense Grid: The Awakening - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FeAdt… )

Half Life 2 - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKA7Jk… )

Half Life 2 - Deathmatch - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks4MEr… )

Half Life 2 - Episode 1 - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL_mPw… )

Half Life 2 - Episode 2 - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDeydV… )

Killing Floor - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=y81s3y… )

Left 4 Dead - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF1HVl… )

Left 4 Dead 2 - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7wyav… )

Portal 2 - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=s79wHK… )

Serious Sam HD Edition (I think) - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTbwOu… )

Super Meat Boy - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=snaion… )

The Wonderful End of the World - ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS3a99… )




If you have any further questions, Ask! ( I just hope people actually Enter this one, it'd be a shame to have to keep all these games to myself... wait a sec. )

  • Listening to: Fairytale
  • Reading: The Painted Man
  • Watching: Umbrella Man Documentary
  • Playing: Team Fortress 2/Dishonored
  • Eating: Diet Food
  • Drinking: Water
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:icondarkpuppet-guy:
DarkPuppet-Guy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
A rather interesting video, gotta say. Nice to be able to put a voice behind the mask. Also thought it was clever how they never had a full shot of your face without the mask.
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's just My voice - not his voice.
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:icondarkpuppet-guy:
DarkPuppet-Guy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Fair point, but all the same, it's good to put a voice to something.

My thought, at least.
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
But there already is a voice to him. It's considerably deeper.
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:iconfreyad-dryden:
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
That was a neat documentary.

I'm looking at the contest details now. I think I might enter this one, though I think I'll have some questions when I'm done.
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah - I think I really need to wrap that contest up... it has been for-fucking ever since I started it.
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:iconfreyad-dryden:
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Oh, it's been on for a while? I must not have been paying attention.

A shame, because a final boss fight of Umbrella Man Vs. either The Yellow Emperor or the Destroying Angel (both Elder Gods of my story multiverse, representing entropy and death respectively) would be interesting if I could come up with a really good idea.
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I thought the Yellow King already existed.

But yes, it has been on for over a year.
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:iconfreyad-dryden:
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Over a year? Wow. Did I notice when you first posted?

The Yellow King (Hastur, if we're thinking along the same lines) is a different entity.

The Yellow Emperor is a being I created. One of the oldest of the Elder Gods, but who basically went insane and tried to destroy the universe and was cast into the void by Eldritch Gods (the three most primordial and ancient of beings (long story; it only includes the entire history of everything)). His presence continues to exist in this world in the form of Entropy, which allows him a certain amount of influence over reality, which he uses to try and destroy it.
Of course, I say "he" but that term isn't really entirely accurate. Sex kinda doesn't apply to the Elder Gods, although it is sometimes ascribed to them by mortals who try to understand them.

I called him the "Yellow Emperor" because yellow is the color that you'd pick out of a box of the standard eight crayons if you wanted to draw something golden. His servants call him the "Golden Lord" and the idea is that he's yellow because he's something that looks like gold, and those who don't know any better might thing it is, but really isn't.
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fair enough - I'd look into a slightly different name, 'cause people may make the mistake I just did.
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:iconfreyad-dryden:
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Although, Yellow Emperor is actually just a title. His actual name is Samael, but nobody from reality actually dares to speak that name if they actually understand what it represents.
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:iconfreyad-dryden:
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
The best names are always taken . . .
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not always.
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:iconbug-off:
Bug-Off Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You even made a little Umbrella Man pin!
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
HA - I wish, Zenechka sent that to me.
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:iconbug-off:
Bug-Off Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a peach.
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Eeyup :) - and Shak sent me the sculpture of Umbrella Man; all the way from Scotland!
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:iconbug-off:
Bug-Off Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a trip!
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:iconsimplesimpleton:
simpleSimpleton Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! It's very remarkable and simple to understand your artistic expression, I'm also more inspired by you! :hug:
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
^.^ :hug: Thank you m'dear!
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:iconsimplesimpleton:
simpleSimpleton Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome :hug:
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:icongwomp:
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:iconsimplesimpleton:
simpleSimpleton Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: lol
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:iconfreyad-dryden:
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I shall check this out.
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Swanky :)
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:iconsaximaphone:
saximaphone Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful documentary!
Very nice.
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I did rather enjoy it :)
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:iconzombiemesh:
ZombieMesh Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The contest that never ends
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know right? There's still not enough people... I may need to call it off early.
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:iconzombiemesh:
ZombieMesh Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If nobody else join, you can just devide the prizes up evenly.
Like, everyone get two or what not.

But that's just me being greedy and wanting all the games!
:iconallthethingsplz:
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Naw, only one game per person :P - I give away too much stuff already.
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:iconsaximaphone:
saximaphone Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to submit a second entry/replace my current one.
Either way, I think you would enjoy this:
[link]
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nifty game - though I have No idea how it relates to Umbrella Man in any way :P
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:iconsaximaphone:
saximaphone Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH!
I forgot!
You will find a small umbrella icon in the bottom right of the chapter select.
I made it a secret! :D
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Spiffy easter egg, but that battle was infuriating >.<
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:iconsaximaphone:
saximaphone Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try and update it with an item explanation chart.
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:iconscottjunkie7:
Scottjunkie7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
SOOO entering this, I happen to have a certain vampiric missy that might give some heroes a run for their money....

-Seethe
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Go for it!
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:iconacidum07:
Acidum07 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do I enter?
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Link me to your entry :)
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:iconsaximaphone:
saximaphone Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You could just comment here with a link.
That's what I did.
You could also send him a private message.
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:iconunlucky0013:
UNlucky0013 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Artist
could i do both of my characters fighting eachother?
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
So long as it adheres to the specifications.
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:iconunlucky0013:
UNlucky0013 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Artist
okeetay. how long is the contest goin for?
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Till I decide to end it.
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:iconunlucky0013:
UNlucky0013 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Artist
okeetay then. imma busy guy so it'll be a while.

btw, do u remember someone named MrXbox on here?
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yes.
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:iconunlucky0013:
UNlucky0013 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Artist
lol thats me, i gots a new profile
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:iconrythmear:
Rythmear Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ah! Well that explains it.
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:iconsaximaphone:
saximaphone Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to start a submission. Gathering references now.
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