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'Lord Helix' Omanyte from Twitch Plays Pokemon :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 29 2 Max, Rabbit Harbinger of Doom :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 30 5 The scene of the crime. :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 1 3 Game Over, Continue? :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 18 8 Sonic 3 and Knuckles - MGZ WIP 2: The Wippening :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 5 8 Fone Bone :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 13 1 Sonic 3 and Knuckles - Marble Garden WIP :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 7 8 Ice King in Flight :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 112 7
Whatever It Takes - Chapters 3 - 5
Chapter 3: Finn and Bonnibel
"Finn the Human to see you, your majesty," intoned Peppermint Butler.
"Please, send him in." said Princess Bubblegum as she rose from her throne.
Finn stepped into the light. His scar was plainer than the nose which may or may not be on his face.
Princess Bubblegum gasped. "My goodness! Butler, guards, please leave us."
The banana guards shuffled awkwardly out of the throne room. Peppermint Butler excused himself with a bow, saying, "Your majesty."
Finn and the Princess approached each other. "You don't have to worry about me and FP anymore, Princess," said Finn.
"Finn! Did she hurt you?"
Finn put up a brave front, as usual. "Aw, no way. She just gave me a cool hero scar. Every great adventurer ends up with a cool scar sooner or later, right?"
"Well, I'm glad you're all right. And I'm proud of you for doing the responsible thing."
Finn rubbed the back of his neck. "Um, Princess..."
She clasped her hands and smiled sweetly. "You know, Finn, you can call me '
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Whatever It Takes - Chapters 1 and 2
Whatever it Takes
An Adventure Time fanfic by EternalBarrel
Author's Notes: In this story, Finn is 15. Pen Ward has said he's 14, and a lot of time has passed on the show since then (FOUR MONTHS in "All The Little People" alone!). I hope this makes my story a liiiiittle bit less creepy. Lady Rainicorn's dialogue is abstracted out because I don't speak Korean and don't want to insult anybody who does with Google Translate mishmash.
Chapter 1: Like a Child
Finn the Human opened his eyes and saw the hospital ceiling.
"Ahh! What? What's going on?"
Dr. Ice Cream entered his field of view. "Oh good, you're awake."
"Dr. Ice Cream? How long have I been out? Last thing I remember I was with Flame Princess and things got, um... really hot... uh, that is, I mean-" He touched his face and recoiled in pain. "Youch!"
"It's okay, I know what you mean. You've sustained moderate burns to your face and arms. You must have passed out from shock. Your fiery friend brought you back to Candy Kingdom."
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Fionna and Cake :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 442 28 Finn and Jake: Dancing Time! :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 167 10 Count Bleck (Zebesian) :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 32 4 Paper Mario :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 67 6 Game Center CX: King :iconeternalbarrel:EternalBarrel 5 2
Excerpted from the Logs of Android Number 18
-Excerpted from the logs of Artificial Human Number 18-
My name is 18 -- yes, I have accepted that. I'm a cyborg. Some have described cyborgs as something both human and machine, but in my experience this is false. I am neither.
I am not the human girl who was thoughtlessly killed and gutted, her life pointlessly cut short to help satisfy the twisted ambitions of a disgusting little man. I will never know her. I have on several occasions considered attempting to find information on "my" former life, but I've always decided it would be pointless. I have a command of my memories any human would envy, but not a shred of that person remains. It would be even worse if I found that anyone who knew her still lives. Meeting me would only make their sad lives worse. I am not that person.
I am not the war machine created by Dr. Gero to enslave or destroy humankind. I was supposed to be, but I'm not. In another version of history, my brother and I were the disaster that destroyed the world. I
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TPP - Champions at Mount Silver :iconalbinoshadow:albinoshadow 111 5 Adventure Time in Beads :iconmininete:mininete 249 62 Mega Raichu :iconraizhuw-the-real:RaiZhuW-The-Real 102 63 Legends of Angel Island - The Guardian :iconliris-san:Liris-san 239 24 Collision Chaos May 2013 :iconloopy-lupe:Loopy-Lupe 221 19 Peach Character Icon - SM3DW Beadsprite :iconvv-weegee:VV-Weegee 130 44 Sisters of Death :iconborjen-art:borjen-art 351 25 Twitch Plays Pokemon Part 3: Red :iconalexisroyce:AlexisRoyce 1,583 323 ninja baseball batman perler :iconndbigdi:ndbigdi 8 0 Lucca Comics: Medievil :iconagtpunk:Agtpunk 84 22 Cave Story :: Inside The Cave :iconpumkin-portfolio:Pumkin-Portfolio 83 24 Dr Robotnik and Sonic :iconiwilding:iwilding 345 52 Milk Party :iconorioto:Orioto 803 78 Sonic The Hedgehog 1 :iconrongs1234:rongs1234 430 38 Bridges in the Sky :iconliris-san:Liris-san 259 33 Sonic 2 Fresco :iconorioto:Orioto 757 59



Anybody who watches me probably knows that I was working on an ambitious Sonic 3 screenshot bead mural. Well, I haven't made any progress on it since "Game over, Continue?", which I'll reproduce here.Game Over, Continue? by EternalBarrel

There's actually less done than you see there because I had to throw away the segment with a chunk missing. I got kind of stuck, and just had to disassemble a segment I'd been working on because I'm moving.

When you're working with an insanely limited palette, as you are when using fuse beads, nearest-color accuracy is definitely not what you're looking for. You just do as well as you can, and when you can't make it look like the original colors, you work on approximating the sort of gradation used by the original instead. Sometimes you can make a sort of half-tone by alternating colors, but this doesn't always work. What you end up with is often more of an interpretation based on the original graphic rather than a reproduction thereof.

The segment you see above already incorporates several major color compromises that make it differ from the original but look pretty good, I think, on its own. Here, for reference, is the original screenshot from Sonic 3:

Sonic@Kn032 by EternalBarrel

That image is 320x224, the original resolution of the game. However, when I was making my segments I accidentally left out an entire vertical line one pixel wide, which I didn't realize until I had already made two segments. With the line missing and a bit of damage control in the time display, it looks like this:

Composite by EternalBarrel

Not too bad, I hope you'll agree. Anyway, the problem I've run into is those mountains: They are purple. This is bad because your range of purples in fuse beads is pretty pathetic. Here are the ones I have access to:

*Perler Pastel Lavender. This is pretty useful.
*Perler Plum. This fuchsia-looking mess is the most useless color I've ever seen. I'm not sure I've ever come across a sprite for which it was appropriate.
*Perler Purple. This is a fairly deep purple.
*Hama Purple. This is very slightly deeper, and I bought quite a bit of it believing that this would help. I was mistaken.

My original plan was to use Hama Purple, Perler Purple and Pastel Lavender for the mountain layers in the shot. However, when you put Hama and Perler Purple next to each other, they look like one solid color. I'll show you a example image to give you an idea what that would look like, but keep in mind that you should only focus on changes to the mountain area because the rest of the image is already accounted for.

Compositeb by EternalBarrel

This kind of ruins the spirit of the image. I recognized this and started using Pastel Lavender for the middle, forgetting briefly that I had already earmarked it for the top, which would result in an image like this one:

Compositec by EternalBarrel

I think this is even worse. Oh, by the way, I even thought of using Plum. Let's have a look at an approximation of that.

Composite-ow by EternalBarrel


So yeah, I'm a bit stuck, and in desperation, I've had to abandon the very idea of purple for the upper layers, kind of like when I made Ecco the Dolphin blue instead of gray. If I use the three greys I have available, it might result in mountains like these:

Composite-grey by EternalBarrel

I think that this looks more acceptable than I expected. It calls to mind an alternate version of the level where the mountains in the background are snowier and more rocky. Because I know some people watching me are better at this than I am (it isn't hard to be), I'd like some opinions on this. What should I do here? Does the grey version work? Let me know. Thanks!


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mininete Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
thank for the fave on my Adventure Time  project 
Vizbee Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Thanks for the fave and comment! :)
i-luv-tea Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Thanks for the fav
Revrent Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
thank you for the kind comments.
TheChairSlayer Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave on Nei!
Oh you. ^_^ thanks for the points.
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