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Spectrum - Members OnlySpectrum - Members Only by NCWeber
In the year AD 2005, the United States Congress passed a law known as the Anti-Mutant Powers Act. Under this law all mutated humans are required to register with the Bureau of Mutagenic Records. Furthermore, the law states that mutants may not use their power without government permission. Those registered with the government are tagged with subcutaneous markers that keep track of the use of mutagenic abilities. Those not registered are outlaws who are hunted down by the Federal Mutant Patrol. It is in this world that Irene Glover lives her life as Spectrum.
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Washington, D.C. The nation's capital. Chocolate City. It was a cool summer night. A northeasterly breeze prevented the day's accumulation of heat radiating from the asphalt in the streets from making the evening a stifling one. Dilapidated rowhouses lined the streets of the old Petworth neighborhood. Suddenly, the quiet was broken by the sound of footfalls beating out an erratic tattoo on the pavement
Raven - Part SixRaven - Part Six by NCWeber
Raven - Part Six
The three sat around a cozy little tea table in the den. A tea service was set out neatly on the table. All the implements were made of silver and were polished to a glorious shine. The cups were made of bone China and held intricate floral patterns on the inside. Dr. Haversham poured while Dr. Pedimont was laying out an array of tea biscuits onto a plate from a cookie tin.
"One lump or two, dear?" asked Dr. Haversham.
"Oh, uhm, two please," replied Raven.
"There we are," said Dr. Pedimont after putting the cookie tin away. "I always say that things are best discussed over tea and biscuits. Here you go old chap." Dr. Pedimont handed Corbie a tea biscuit. Corbie took the biscuit in one claw and began to nibble at it. "Now, start at the beginning, if you would."
Raven - Part FiveRaven - Part Five by NCWeber
Raven - Part Five
The rest of that day was pretty uneventful. Raven delivered ten more packages before lunch. Most of which were documents that needed delivering to corporate offices. Raven pulled her racing bike up to the courier building just as Evrit was walking out of the front door.
"Hey, Ra, you wanna get a bite to eat?"
Uh-oh, thought Raven, Captain Amorous is trying to corner me into a date again. Raven didn't need to eat food, but she couldn't very well explain that to Evrit. "I'm not really hungry."
Evrit shoved his hands in his pants pockets and studied her through one eye. He always did that when he was trying to puzzle something out. He looked like a demented Popeye the Sailor whenever he did it, and Raven couldn't help but smile.
"So, what exactly is
Raven - Part FourRaven - Part Four by NCWeber
Raven - Part Four
Raven's current job was as a bike messenger. Since she was a freelancer, she could work for whatever courier service needed her at the time. Even though she didn't need to eat or drink, Raven found that it was hard to give up on the finer pleasures in life. While sipping cinnamon coffee with heavy cream, she checked her inbox for new messages. So far, she only had ten spam messages and one e-mail from a paranormal enthusiast. Raven had been receiving a lot of messages from people who truly believed in ghosts and spirits from the beyond. It was hard to tell whether they were truly serious about it, but eventually she was invited to join a cyber community called the Spirit Forum. In the forum, she learned a lot about the mythology of ghosts and the many different belief systems regarding the soul and the spirit. Raven realized that there was much
Impossible Girl - Part 2Impossible Girl - Part 2 by NCWeber
The next day, Miki and her closest ally, Cynthia Dawson, were sitting down in Miki's expansive penthouse apartment sipping tea. Cynthia reached over and shoveled another teaspoon full of sugar into her tea. She liked her tea very sweet, almost like treacle. Miki regarded her friend with a critical eye. Cynthia had been a guinea pig in an underground cybernetics factory. While on another job, Miki had rescued Cynthia from a fate as a mind wiped machine.
The cyberhacks had already started on Cynthia. Her left hand, entire right arm and both legs below the knee had been completely replaced with mechanical models. The skin on these replacements was a type of hardened ceramic. Her right eye had been replaced with an ocular camera. Miki wasn't sure what it could do, but she wanted to allow Cynthia time to discover her own abilities and limit
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How long have you been on deviantART?
According to stats, I've been on deviantART for eleven years. That's 77 in dog years.
What does your username mean?
My first initial, my middle initial, and my last name. I just gotta be me.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I think I rather like pinup style or fashion plate art.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I would love to be a master of the manga art style.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Pretty much similar to what I create. Superhero art, cheeky pinup art, glamorous fashion plate art, and occasionally the silly, goofy comic strip.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Ugh, come on. If that isn't a loaded question, I'll eat my hat. Okay, I can probably narrow it down to VanHeist and jollyjack as my all time must see first when they post something, but there are so many artists out there that I love. I mean, I wouldn't follow their accounts otherwise, now would I?
If you could meet anyone on deviantART in person, who would it be?
Wow, let me see. I would definitely like to meet AngelicEmpyress, ebony-chan, and brianne333 most of all. I also would like to meet jollyjack and EvilJoel. I'm sure I can think of others without breaking a sweat, but these are my top faves for a meet-and-greet.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
A whole bunch of deviants have participated in my many art contests that I have thrown over the years. They didn't have to do that, yet they took time out of their busy schedules to jump in and produce art for my silly contests. Love those folks for that. All of them.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
In traditional art, I prefer pencil and paper. For digital art, The GIMP is my software of choice in combination with my Wacom 4x6 Bamboo Fun tablet.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Place doesn't matter for me. My inspiration happens whenever, wherever I am. The art generally happens either in my bedroom or in the dining room, but the inspiration follows me wherever I go.
What is your favourite deviantART memory?
Current Residence: Washington, DC
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Favourite genre of music: Ecclectic
Favourite photographer: Uwe Ommer, Bill Dobbins
Favourite style of art: Graphic novel illustration
Operating System: Ubuntu 13.10; Windows is dead to me.
MP3 player of choice: Software: Rhythmbox
Hardware: Creative Zen Micro, Samsung Galaxy S4, Kindle Fire HD 7"
Favourite cartoon character: Kismet (D'uh!), Kim Possible, Phineas & Ferb, Doc McStuffins
Personal Quote: You don't have to be good at something to be a success. You just have to do something.