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Maggie Obsidian by TysonTan Maggie Obsidian by TysonTan
SYNC Series [link] [link]

Maggie Obsidian the black sheep is the anthropomorphic version of my Laptop Lenovo Thinkpad X201 tablet. Small but capable. Never failed me. She is now a character of SYNC.

自家的Lenovo X201T拟人化为黑红色配中国风纹样的绵羊。起名梅姬黑曜石。看她身材娇小就以为好欺负就大错特错啦!十项全能!自信傲娇!绝对爱姬!目前已经完全取代了我家台式机。跑Ubuntu用Krita和GIMP作画。

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Ubuntu [link] Operating System.
Krita [link] Drawing and coloring.
GIMP [link] Typography.
All tools I used are free and open sourced. I appreciate the effort of all open source communities that make this possible.

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Critique by kylealdrete Aug 20, 2012, 10:09:00 AM
ill start with a few basics

vision - this picture dosnt seem to show a lot on its own, though i see its synergistic with a larger grouping so thats good. also it appears to be based on electronics made anthropomorphic and thats a neat idea

originality - i find that the character as well as the concept to be quite original, i have never heard of this kind of thing being done in this way before.

technique - it dosnt appear to be detailed but looking at the left arm and torso i can see very intricate mural like drawing along the body and that is quite impressive, it goes very well with the simplified style around the feet, hair and parts of the gun

impact - while personally it has a lower impact then normal, it seems to be growing on me as i make this review, seeing as its supposed to be a tablet i find that really neat. so ive upped the impact twice already. it just keeps giving me new things to look at *like the joint in the knee* and the nearly transparent smile. very impressive drawing

i like this picture, its quite nice.
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:iconroyce-barber:
This bot both fascinates me and scares me. Her legs look incredibly durable, made of the best metal alloys. Perhaps laced with a strand of diamond and carbon fiber. When I look at your bots, I think of how a car chassis (skeleton) is made. Mazda has a technology called "Sky Active" which uses a new kind of metal and small strong engines the world has never before seen. This bot would be a good "Mazda Chan".
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TysonTan Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe she is better fit as an anthro character of those curvy Mazda cars than edgy Thinkpads! lol
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:iconroyce-barber:
News related to ThinkPad: Lenovo bought cell phone company Motorola! www.zdnet.com/lenovo-buys-goog…

Google bought out a dying Motorola 2 years ago, and kept the patents. Google paid 12billion. So now Google just sold Motorola to Lenovo for 3 billion.

Google is now in bed with Lenovo in a HUGE way. Lenovo said it would agree to rent a lot of Google technologies for a long time. They are...in a way...becoming one company.

So your baby bot might need a Google Chrome Browser tattoo on her forearm haha.
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TysonTan Jan 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
In my view, Google was just throwing away the remaining of Motorola that it wouldn't need any more after snatching its patent pool. Lenovo is trying so hard to become a hardware manufacturer, buying Motorola and IBM's unwanted stuff. But all its software is from other companies. I don't see that a good way to do business.
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:iconroyce-barber:
Google made some BIG big bucks with selling MotoX phones lately. There were about five Moto phones they were selling at an amazing price. Because they were pure google phones, they could be used with any carrier except verizon who is mean to work with. They were a pure Android experience with no junk software preinstalled. When I get a android phone, I put CyanogenMod operating system on it to get rid of all of AT&T's junk software. When I get a Verizon phone I put Eclipse operating system on it. I only recently figured out I had been trying so hard to put Eclipse (a verizon OS) onto my AT&T phone in vain, there's no way it'll work! Anywho sorry for that spam. 
HP and Blackberry have been on the verge of bankruptcy for years, and they have nothing Lenovo would want. I don't even know what HP makes anymore, for awhile just printers, but they may be back in the laptop business now. Apple better get in some new users...they use PC hardware yet charge twice as much as a Windows PC. Apple's OSX is old like windows XP, but has been patched enough that it's more like Windows7 in a few ways...but OSX has a huge shortage of 1.) Apps and 2.) Features! XD
2014 may be the year of a lot of companies buying out other companies. Who will buy out Apple, they are worth like 30 billion dollars because of their fancy old days.
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TysonTan Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, I feel more uncomfortable on something so-called "pure Google experience". Google forces you to login to use each applications, it will definitely collects user information in that way. I would avoid phones like Nexus series and Moto X/G as well. I'm using a contracted version of Galaxy S4 for China telecom. It has nothing else than Samsung's original stuff, and I don't have to login to use anything. It's a little shame that I cannot use Cyanogenmod because it has very different hardware. But the stock rom works pretty well. I use F-roid to get a few free software apps for my daily needs. I think they are good enough.

Lenovo would buy any company to make sure it has the upper hand, I think. But that's still a strategy without software development.

Apple has already bought companies related to wearable devices. I think their next more could be iWatch and iGlasses. I personally wouldn't touch anything from Apple, though. Their policy don't appeal me. Except their open source projects like LLVM.
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:iconroyce-barber:
If you have a smart phone, it's iOS/Android/WindowsMobile. Those are the only real smart phones, here in the US anyway. If it's Android, you can buy the phone through about five different major carriers, and when you get it, there will be about 20 junk apps installed that take up a lot of memory (Samsung included, but many of their apps are pretty nice but are bloated). But if you buy the phone directly from Google, there is no branding on it except Google, and it has almost no junk apps on it (making the nexus series very nice to have). You can log in with any fake Gmail ya like, and it doesn't actually require any sort of google log in if you don't want to. Samsung FILLS their phones with bloated apps, so I very quickly replace the OS. Cyanogenmod OS works on many different phones, I imagine it would work on yours quite easily. Cyanogenmod is a pure google experience, which simply means one thing: It's stock Android with no bloat apps. If you go to cyanogenmod's site, they have an auto-installer which puts the OS onto your phone for you. But if it's your first time, there are about 40 words you'd have to learn, but it's not too hard once you get started.

My Samsung Galaxy Note II is a work of art, I really love it. It's pure android (meaning pure google, who makes android), the battery can be replaced easily, and I can take apart the phone easily because it's meant to be taken apart. It's the developer version of the phone, meaning it's not carrier-locked into any certain carrier like ATT. I don't think it's the global version but I'm not sure. Global GSM meaning it works with nearly any major carrier on Earth.

Wearable devices with 3D printed accessories, are an interesting technology. GoogleGlass looks so nerdy though, and has a very low-rez screen. I don't know how we'll get there. Computer contact lenses are an exciting idea to me. As are snap-wrist bracelets with screens on them. I would LOVE a 3inch by 6inch phone snapped onto my wrist. Like Leela from the cartoon Futurama! Snap bracelets are fun.

Apple is a sad, sad company. They are not friendly at all... Their tech support is extremely expensive and their apps are very closed. Apple apps are for children lol.
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:iconroyce-barber:
She's sleek, yet tank-like in a few of her features. It's a hybrid of Mazda and Thinkpads. 

Apple says "Think Differently", mazda says "Zoom zoom zoom", but I don't know what Lenovo's current motto is. It used to be "For those who do" but Im not sure if that's current.

There must be some mix of all the big motto's out there, to make a really amazing new kind of mascot.
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zarloc101 Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What is most interesting is her eyes and her weapon.
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SpiralUntouched Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm absolutely in love with the tiny designs on her wrists and legs. And just the general air of sass, mixed with the gentle feel.
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