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Silas - Doctor Who, Worlds in Time by Girl-on-the-Moon Silas - Doctor Who, Worlds in Time by Girl-on-the-Moon
So I've been playing a lot of Doctor Who: Worlds in Time lately, and I'm getting a bit annoyed with the set of seven NPC assistants you are randomly assigned three of for each mission you partake in. Why annoyed? They have no backstories, no personalities, no motivation, no NOTHIN. They just... help. Silently. And normally I wouldn't mind, since that's pretty standard for randomly generated NPCs that help you out when none of your friends are online, but the thing is... they're not random. I mean, it's random which three you get, but it's always the same group of seven.
Silas of Cheem, Mal and Meera the Catkind, Darren and Noma the Silurians, and Camille and Gethin of... well, they're just human.
SO it seems a bit odd to me that we have here a set of quite deliberate characters... that have no character. I know the game's just in Beta (or whatever) so I hope they add some backstories for these guys later.

This bit of Silas fan art is just me trying to inject a bit of personality into the team in my headcanon backstories for the Worlds in Time Seven.

I encourage fanfiction about these guys and I'd love to read it. It'd be cool to see what people could come up with while the slate is blank and the possibilities endless.

An hour or two in Photoshop. More to come soon, I'm sure. I LOVED doing his bark/hair.

ALSO, I'm not going to bed until I get some comments on this piece. Don't even have to be nice. But it's 2am. I have class in the morning. Your move.
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paullTrelles Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Me encanta esta obra :)
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracias!
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crazy-gemini124 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thanks to this picture, I've just wasted an hour playing this game. As if my procrastination wasn't bad enough.

Lovely detail by the way.
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CrystalParadise Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love dr. who!! have u seen the tv show???? the one by bbc
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SwimmerOcean Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
My god, do I hate Silas. But your picture is wonderful :D
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool work =D
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uberlutra Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I don't usually play those sort of games, though they do seem interesting and many people tell me I should. I might give it a try at some point because it's DW and I should? I don't know.

Either way, I love his bark hair very much! It's unfortunate he doesn't get story because I've always wondered what kind of life/culture/backstory the Forest has.
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FlyingGuineaPig Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I do fanfiction! Look at me!
...I feel weird about commenting this, like self-promoting is an evil thing I shouldn't dare to do, but I took Silas and Chamille and Mal and gave them personalities and, eventually, back stories, although I haven't gotten around to that bit yet. The fourth character is Flyer, my own avatar, and this is what I consider to be my best story about them [link] although not my first. The first I didn't really know what I was doing.
They all take place in the game, based in real interventions as I move forward.

The reason I'm doing this evil self-promoting is that I feel (irrationally) personally insulted by your insinuation that these characters are untouched and up for grabs. They're not; they're covered in my fingerprints and have been for weeks. End rant.

...five bucks says I regret this comment in the morning.
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Regret nothing! Fun fic. :)
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InspectorClarke Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
That game was awesome! ...then I ran out of money. :( How is it?
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