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Cluster Writing Brain (My Ponysona) by human-groveback
Cluster Writing Brain (My Ponysona)
Well, I'm an illegitimate brony. While I don't buy merchandise or participate in community happenings, I still watch the show, look at fan stuff, make fan stuff, & look at Expanded Universe stuff. Anyway, on to the character.
  • Name: Cluster Writing Brain ("Terry" to his friends)
  • Species: Earth Pony (I made myself an Earth Pony because I'm an utterly normal guy & a biology nerd, tying in with the whole "badass normal" & "in tune with nature" aspects of Earth Ponies.)
  • Physical description:
    • Mane:
      • Color: brown
        • Length:
          • The mane on his head goes down to his head-neck border, & is generally cut short enough that it's out of his eyes
        • Structure: straight, fine
        • Style: kept down, messy.
    • Eyes: brown, wears glasses.
    • Facial hair:
      • Thin brown horizontal mustache
      • Brown beard
    • Coat: peach
    • Height: 5 feet, 11 inches
    • Tail:
      • Color: brown
    • Cutie Mark: Laptop keyboard
    • Cutie Mark detail
    • Horseshoe size: 12
    • Health:
      • Energy: Wired when he has nothing to do, but still has limits
      • Senses:
      • Allergies: Penicillin
      • Handicaps:
        • A broken shin a few months before he turned 14 left him unable to gallop right ever since it healed
        • Also due to said shin, Cluster's left hock sometimes swings sideways randomly
      • Posture: Up straight
      • Grooming:
        • Showers daily
        • Shaves weekly
        • Combs his hair, cleans his armpits, & brushes his teeth when he gets up in the morning, every day
        • Always cleans himself after using the facilities
        • Always repeats his morning grooming when he has to go out for something special
        • Gets a mane-cut every half-a-year
      • Gait: Very gangly & random
      • Coordination: He can throw, but he can't catch
    • Voice:
      • Accent: Mid-Stable Island
      • Voice: Mid-pitched & nasally
      • Speech Impediments: Stumbles over his words when speaking fast
    • Mode of Dress:
      • In Late spring-mid Autumn:
        • Geek culture themed t-shirts
        • Blue or black Jeans
        • High-topped sneakers
      • In Late Fall & Early Spring:
        • Wears a hooded sweatshirt over his t-shirt
      • In Winter:
        • Wears a heavy jacket over his t-shirt
        • Replaces his sneakers with boots
  • Special Talent:
    • Writing
    • Art
    • Good with technology (Earth Ponies are good at manual work)
    • Skilled in science (specializes in biology & physics)
    • Video gaming (Princess Luna herself respects Cluster's skills in Team Stable 2)
  • Place of Origin: Bucklyn, New Yoke (moved to Stable Island right after being born)
  • Languages he knows:
    • Equestrian Loegrian (or as humans call it, "United States of America English")
    • Loegrian Loegrian ("England English")
    • Pegalatin
    • Elleneighka ("Greek")
    • Spanish (his skills are rusty in this case, since he has yet to have to use the language outside of Spanish-centered academic environments)
    • Esperanto
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Theme Song: "Journey of the Sorcerer" by Eagles
  • Background:
    • Before School: Cluster Writing Brain was born in Bucklyn, New Yoke at 12:35 Post Meridiem on May 10, 1991. His family moved to Stable Island right after he was born, so Cluster is, for all intents & purposes, a native Stable Islander. His life was pretty uneventful before he started school. The only incident of note was a party held at the house of a work friend of his mother's. Also at the party was a Seapony mare who was a friend of his father's in college. Said mare brought her daughter, a seapony/Earth Pony hybrid filly named "Blade Nymph" who happened to be the exact same age as Cluster. They became pretty close.
    • Colt-hood: Then-eventual Ponynet Superstar & sentient melee weapon of accidental mass destruction Ditsica Bubbles "Derpy Hooves" Doo was 1 of Cluster's schoolmates & closest friends during his kindergarten tenure. Aside from several incidents involving Derpy's destructive derrière & the Circumstances leading to Cluster's expulsion from New Dorp Elementary, nothing notable happened during this time. Just after Cluster transferred to his 2nd elementary school halfway through his 1st grade year, he ran into Blade Nymph again. They briefly encountered each other. A few weeks later, Cluster saw a meteor crash behind a wall in his schoolyard while nopony else was paying attention. When he got to the crash site, the meteor crumbled, revealing a cardboard box containing a dis-integrator pistol, with 3 primary fire settings & 2 attached grenade launchers. The next year, his family got their 1st computer. Cluster played a bit with it, trying some games, writing a few random stories, painting a few random (but well-done for something by somepony of his age) pictures, working on some experiment files (his love of science started at this age, & he needed a way to keep his experiment info organized), & working on some technology ideas. His cutie mark appeared after some time using the computer. The next Friday, he met a Pegasus filly named Screech, who was about his age. He also met Smart Gem, a Unicorn filly who shared Cluster's love of science. The 3 were close, but ended up being separated when they graduated elementary school. After starting Junior High School, he met a Neighponese-looking Earth Pony filly named Firefox, who had a Western Trottish accent. After they got to know each other, they started dating. Eventually, at 1 of their outings, Cluster saw some green magical energy flash over Firefox's body. Then, he was shocked by Firefox's form changing completely, to a hybrid between an Alicorn & a Neighponese Red Fox. "Are you a Changeling?" he asked. "Yes", said Firefox. "However, I am not 1 of those who eats love energy. How do you know about us?" she continued. "Well," said Cluster, "I've been reading up a lot on old Equestrian Lore at the Canterlot Royal Library. I've had to make those excursions due to Princess Celestia locking up all information about the Changelings & not allowing that info on the Internet. Please don't kill me." "I won't. I'm a vegetarian.", said Firefox. "Good" said Cluster. Cluster than realized: Firefox must've been drawn to him. For some reason, he was starting to attract supernatural creatures that most wouldn't attract, even in a land of colorful talking Unicorns, Earth Ponies, & Pegasi run by Pegasus/Unicorn hybrids. His colt-hood was uneventful afterwards aside from that. He turned 13 (& thus, became an adolescent) on May 10, 2004.
    • Adolescence: Cluster & Firefox dated as normal, until January 2005. On January 10, 2005, Firefox dumped Cluster unceremoniously. 2 months later, he was at Church. It turned out his dad had a friend who helped out for events that were ran by the Church. She hooked Cluster up with her daughter, & they dated. Unlike Firefox, Simple Solution was an ordinary Earth Pony. During their relationship, Cluster graduated Junior High School in June 2005, & started high school in September 2005. Him & Simple Solution ended up drifting apart around April 2006, 1 month after he got expelled from his 1st high school, due to Simple Solution ending up having to devote too much time to schoolwork to have a social life. In May 7, 2006, he started at another high school. Here, he met Psi-Fox, a Neighponese-looking Pegasus filly with a Southeast Equestrian accent. It turned out she was another fox-changeling of the same variety as Firefox. After Psi-Fox ended up disappearing the day before the school year ended, Cluster was in a funk until meeting Powerhouse, a half-Neighponese/half-Lenneigh Lenape unicorn filly who was violently protective of him & kind of a smartass to those who hurt her friends. She was a changeling whose unshifted form looked like a hybrid between an alicorn & a Neighponese bobcat. "WHY DO I KEEP DATING ETHNICALLY DIVERSE CHANGELINGS!?!?" He complained to himself 1 day. After his relation with Powerhouse ended, Cluster met a Trottish Unicorn filly named Hyper Healer. She was a bit bouncy, due to her addiction to a Trottish drink named Irn-Bru. Apparently, for ordinary (aka "Royal Wedding Incident") Changelings, which Hyper turned out to be (she was from a hive in Trottingham), Irn-Bru caused behavior similar to an Alicorn that just ingested its full yearly allowance of caffeine in 1 go. At this point, Cluster noticed all the Changelings he dated somehow broke off of their hives completely. When Hyper Healer had to leave due to her mom having a health problem, Cluster was in a funk until he started dating Sass Snarker, a zebra who was a year older than him & in his gym class. At this time, he reunited with Screech. Sass dumped him because her mom thought she was too old for him. In June 2007, he was reunited with Smart Gem. Much later (around September 2007), Blade Nymph, Burner (a Pegasus filly), & Rocket (a unicorn colt) became new students at New Dorp High School. As Blade Nymph was getting settled, Blade Nymph & Burner were looking for a guitarist for their band. On the day Blade Nymph & Cluster were supposed to do a geography presentation together, some fillies from the rival school of Trottenville High School came & beat everypony up, in addition to kidnapping Cluster. Blade Nymph went to the rival School, punched her way through the jerks, & defeated the kidnapper's leader. After doing so, Blade Nymph went to free Cluster from the restraints holding him to the wall, asked him if he wanted to date her, & asked him if he wanted to be in her band. Most of Cluster's adolescence was uneventful afterwards, participating in shows with his, Blade Nymph's, & Burner's band, which was called "Sound-wave & Fore-hooves". Things were okay, some of their school concerts were recorded & broadcast on the radio, Cluster & Blade Nymph dated. At this time, he found out about her "seapony/earth pony hybrid" heritage & met Blade Nymph's dad, a retired medium from Germaneigh who lost his body (& his ex-wife) in a "psychic backlash" that was happening during an astral projection. He had to use a special suit to keep himself together & live like a normal pony. The suit was originally bulky, but by the time Cluster 1st met him, the suit had been refined enough to look like his proper Earth Pony body. Also by the time Cluster met him, Blade Nymph's dad worked as a field agent at a research/defense bureau that dealt with the paranormal. On May 10, 2009, Cluster & Blade Nymph turned 18.
    • Stallion-hood: Shortly afterwards, Cluster heard from Burner that Blade Nymph was moving to Hoople, North Dacolta to study little-known classical composer P.D.Q. Buck. At this time, Cluster finished preparations for college. After the friends all graduated high school & got their diplomas, Blade Nymph told Cluster to meet him at the library by their high school so they could say their final goodbyes to each other. At that time, Blade Nymph also gave Cluster a Drachma coin to remember her by (it was her lucky Drachma). Burner & Rocket also moved away. After his friends & fillyfriend moved away, Cluster was in a deep funk until August 12, 2009, having gotten out of it due to running into Psi-Fox again. It turned out her spontaneous disappearance was because her mom had to drive her to New Mexicolt to take her to a job-ordered family vacation, & it took them 3 years to raise up money for repairs to the car. On August 13, 2009, in his dreams, he met a tall, Neighponese Unicorn mare named Cannon Boom Spider. She was playing her guitar, drawing Cluster to her. Over the next 2 weeks, they got to know each other. Eventually, they met in real life at a "Welcome Freshstallions" barbecue at College of Stable Island. Cluster found out Cannon Boom Spider was a Changeling looking like a cross between an alicorn & a Neighponese orb-weaver spider. They started dating on August 29, 2009 on the day after Cannon Boom Spider's confirmation of becoming a student. During their relationship, they also had some pretty weird adventures. The 1st really big 1 started in May 2010 & involved an inter-dimensional terrorist group called "The Green Phoenix". This also involved the restart of something Cluster thought was finished in 2007. Other adventures involved a band, consisting of Cluster on guitar, Cannon Boom Spider on Keyboard, Bowerick "Bow" Bass (an Eastern weather dragon) on bass, & Tidal Hoof (a hippocampus & Bow Bass's roommate) on bongos; alien invasions, & being reunited with his ex-fillyfriends. 1 of Cluster's friends at this time was Bleep, a griffin who was dating Bow Bass. Bleep was also Cannon Boom Spider's roommate. On October 14, 2009, he met 2 mares by the name of "Specs Morph" (an Each Uisge) & "Fire Storm" (an equinomorphic Fenghuang) in psych class. On March 9, 2010, in his social studies class he met a Prench, homosexual dragon named "Muscle Mags", born Muscle Speedster Magma. Muscle Mags asked Cluster 1 question during the class & later began to show up at Cluster's house unannounced so often that he became a fixture in Cluster's life and eventually 1 of his closest friends. During April 9, 2011, Hyper Healer returned to Stable Island & reunited with Cluster. At the end of this school year, he got kicked out of college due to some emotional issues. Afterwards, on July 13, 2011, Powerhouse returned as well. Apparently, since dumping the poor stallion, she was traveling the universe. On April 26, 2012, Bow Bass got into an argument with Cannon Boom Spider about record companies who were trying to sign deals so Foal Camouflage (the name of the band) could get famous, which Bow Bass didn't want due to seeing what fame does to those who have it. On June 21, 2012, an alien invasion happened that pretty much caused the world to be run by an inter-dimensional empire for all of summer 2012. He finally got his melee weapons at that time, in the form of a plasma crowbar, a lightsaber machete, & a L.A.S.E.R. trench spike. Unfortunately, he lost his weapons after thwarting the invasion (which happened on September 22, 2012). Eventually, the arguments were bad enough that Cannon Boom Spider usurped control of the band from Cluster. Finally, on August 13, 2013, the argument came to an ultimate head when Cannon Boom Spider dumped Cluster & kicked him out of her life & the band. In May 2016, him & his family moved to Tenneighsee. He decided to restart college at this point. It also turned out that his pals from College of Stable Island were doing courses here, by odd coincidence (complete with a repeat of the "Foal Camouflage incident"). On February 6, 2024, he ran into Blade Nymph for the 1st time since she moved to North Dacolta. She had become a snarky, perpetually negative, misequinic bitch with an inferiority complex directed towards mares prettier than her over the course of her college life. His "weirdness magnet" nature didn't happen at this point. See Cannon Boom Spider's biography for her involvement in the history of "Mad Boomer". A primer of the rest of its history: In April 2024, Cluster, Bow Bass (who he reunited with in Tenneighsee), & Blade Nymph discussed an idea for a band. After settling on a name, they decided to use Bow Bass's apartment as their band headquarters/practice area. Everything went peachy until October 2024, when his "weirdness magnet" nature kicked up again. At this time, Cluster met an equinomorphic myrmecoleon named "Pummel Portal" in his dreams (under similar circumstances to Cannon Boom Spider. Pummel was a delivery mare for Emerge Technologies.). For the 1st 11 months after this, 7 of Pummel's exes were after Cluster out of vengeance. On June 27, 2025, Mad Boomer was having a show in Calhoun's (A barbecue place in Gatlinburg) when Cluster used his guitar (It actually belonged to Blade Nymph's younger brother, who was living with Cluster's family for a while due to some home issues. It was on indefinite loan to Cluster since Sound-wave & Fore-hooves started in 2007 due to Cluster's own electric guitar being in disrepair from lack of use since 2004) to bash in the skull of a robot being used as a minion of exes 5 & 6, who were a pair of Neighponese Unicorn twins who happened to be expert roboticists. The neck of Cluster's guitar broke irreparably, & Cluster couldn't afford a new 1, meaning they had no guitar player. Mad Boomer was also having money troubles due to a lack of shows as of late. This meant the band couldn't afford a new guitar player, so they effectively had their history cut short. This happened in the middle of a party where they were performing, no less. Apparently, the invitation to perform was just a ruse to trick Cluster into getting his flank pummeled by said robot. Aside from no longer having his band, he survived this ordeal with no ill effects. He ended up returning a broken guitar to said younger brother, who was annoyed but managed to get it repaired to its pre-damage state. Cluster would have used his own guitar (he managed to get it fixed during the course of the loan) afterwards, but he decided to retire it since it held too many memories. He also got closure with Cannon Boom Spider. In June 2026, Cluster finished college. After Cluster & Pummel got married in the end of November 2026, they got to enjoy a normal life (well, normal by Cluster's standards). In December 2026, they got on the 1st train to Ponyville that they could afford. Even though they enjoyed life there, when they got new places of employment, they ended up moving around a lot. After yet another move (this time to Oxen Hill, Mareland), their house exploded (them & their stuff were intact, though) in May 2027. They ended up separated. Cluster ended up in Canterlot after a long journey. As it happened, The Royal Sisters took him in.
  • Personality:
    • Positive:
      • Intelligent
      • Fun-loving
      • Determined
      • Once he puts his mind to something, he'll get it done.
      • He prefers inter-generational friendships
      • Gets along with the Mane 6.
    • Negative:
      • Not a very good listener when it come to taking orders from his family members
      • Can be argumentative when things go wrong
      • He loses his self-control when he's either excited, annoyed, pissed, or angry.
    • Neutral:
      • He prefers the mare to wear the pants in relationships
    • Likes:
      • Science
      • Doing Stuff on his laptop
      • Horror
      • Science Fiction
      • Rail Transport
    • Dislikes:
      • Things going wrong
      • Mushrooms
      • Onions
      • Assholes
      • Tomatoes
      • Bullies
      • His handicap
    • Random quirks:
      • He expresses his imagination by acting it out.
      • He narrates his dreams in his sleep
      • He dances along to music videos that he's watching.
      • He sings along to songs playing on his devices in public.
      • He talks to himself, usually for the purpose of narrating his own imagination.
      • He's rather scatterbrained.
      • He has a bad case of "Out-of-Character Is Serious Business Syndrome".
      • He makes random popular culture jokes out of the blue.
      • He has a tendency to make lame puns of the "gives whole new meaning to" variety (examples: "dating a vampire would suck" or "dating a succubus would drain you").
      • He tends to explain jokes he makes (to be fair, that usually only happens when he feels the beings he's telling it to won't get the joke or if it's 1 of those "it's funnier or only funny at all if you explain it" jokes)
      • When listening to video game or movie soundtracks, he'll act out the scene the song plays in
      • He sometimes talks to himself when in stressful situations, so as to keep himself from suffering stress-induced madness
    • Mood: normally happy, can break down when overwhelmed
    • Expressiveness: VERY open with his feelings
    • Stability: Not very good at hiding his emotions
    • Attitude: somewhere between snarky & cheerful
    • Political Party: Independents
    • Sense of humor: Pop-culture references
    • Favorite things:
      • Favorite anime:
        • Mega Stallion
      • Favorite animated movies:
        • Titan After Equanus
        • Treasure Planet
        • The Incredibles
        • The Marvel Animated Canon
      • Favorite comic books:
        • Batstallion
        • Superstallion
        • Marvel Zombies
        • Fantastic Four
        • Spider-Stallion
        • The Avengers
        • Doctor Strange
        • Captain Equestria
        • Iron Stallion
      • Favorite graphic novels:
        • Watchstallions
      • Favorite literature:
        • Novels:
        • A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket
        • Dirk Gently, by Douglas Adams
        • Novellas:
        • The Railway Series
        • Short stories:
        • Philip K. Dick's Work
        • H.P. Lovecolt's work
      • Favorite Live-action movies:
        • Evil Dead I
        • Evil Dead II
        • Army of Darkness
        • Serenity
        • Daring Do
        • Ghostbusters
        • Ghostbusters II
        • The Three Stooges
        • Harold & Kumar
        • The Hangover
        • Underworld
        • End of Days
        • This is the End
        • The Shining
        • Jurassic Park
      • Favorite live-action TV shows:
        • Doctor Whooves
        • Two and a Half Stallions
        • The Big Bang Theory
        • Torchwood
        • Star Trek
        • Svengoolie
      • Favorite music:
        • Soundtrack
        • Electronic
        • Rock
      • Favorite original internet media:
        • The Special Containment Procedures Foundation
        • Freestallion's Mind
        • Homestar Trotter
        • The Quirky Misadventures of Soldine the Cyborg
        • Serial web videos in general
      • Favorite radio shows:
        • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
        • The Goon Show
      • Favorite video games:
        • Marathon 1
        • Marathon 2: Durandal
        • Marathon Infinity: Blood Tides of L'Howon
        • Haλf-Life 1
        • Haλf-Life 1 Expansion Pack 1: Opposing Force
        • Haλf-Life 1 Expansion Pack 2: Blue Shift
        • Haλf-Life 1 Expansion Pack 3: Decay
        • Haλf-Life 2
        • Haλf-Life 2 Expansion Pack 0: Lost Coast
        • Haλf-Life 2 Mission Pack 1: Episode 1
        • Haλf-Life 2 Mission Pack 2: Episode 2
        • Schwarz Highλands: Source
        • The Ultimate Doom I: Evil Unleashed
        • Doom II: Tartarus on Equanus
        • Final DOOM
        • Doom: The Absolution 64
        • Master Levels for Doom II
        • Freedoom Phase 1
        • Freedoom Phase 2
        • Freedoom Deathmatch
        • Doom 3
        • Doom 3 Mission Pack 1: Resurrection of Evil
        • Quake I
        • Quake I Mission Pack Number 1: Scourge of Armagon
        • Quake I Mission Pack Number 2: Dissolution of Eternity
        • Quake II
        • Quake II Mission Pack 1: The Reckoning
        • Quake II Mission Pack 2: Ground Zero
        • Quake III: Arena
        • Quake III: Arena Mission Pack 1 - Team Arena
        • Heretic I: Shadow of the Serpent Riders
        • Hexen I: Beyond Heretic
        • Hexen I: Beyond Heretic Mission Pack 1 - Deathkings of the Dark Citadel
        • Hexen II
        • Hexen II Mission Pack 1: Portals of Praevus
        • Wolfenstein 3D 1
        • Wolfenstein 3D 2: Spear of Destiny
        • Return to Castle Wolfenstein
        • Team Stable 1
        • Team Stable Classic
        • Enemy Territory Stable
        • Stable Forever
        • Team Stable 2
        • The Original Strife: Quest for the Sigil - Veteran Edition
        • Portal 1
        • Portal 2
        • Blood 1: Spill Some - One Unit Whole Blood
        • Duke Nukem
        • Chex Quest
      • Favorite "western" animated TV shows:
        • Code: Lyocolt
        • Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
        • Teen Titans
        • The Real Ghostbusters
        • The Simpsons
        • Family Guy
        • Equestrian Dad
        • Ed, Edd, n' Eddy
        • Beavis And Plot-Head
      • Favorite food:
        • Seafood stuff in general
        • Caesar salad
        • Vegetable soup
      • Favorite Color: Puce
      • Favorite Place: Tenneighsee
      • Favorite flavors: Chocolate
      • Favorite Drinks:
        • Tea
        • Seltzer
      • Favorite Genres:
        • Science Fiction
        • Fantasy
        • Horror
      • Favorite subjects: Science
      • Favorite Numbers:
        • 13
        • 42
        • Pi
      • Favorite websites:
        • Tumblr
        • Deviantart
        • Facebook
        • Steam
        • Wikipedia
        • Twitter
      • Favorite words:
        • Spoon
        • Spork
        • Pootis
        • Zark
      • Favorite Quotation: "In order to understand one's adversaries, 1 must 1st understand oneself"
      • Favorite solo musicians:
        • Kelly Bailey
        • Mike Morasky
        • Ken Ashcorp
        • AC Slater
        • Aubrey Hodges
        • Andrey Avkhimovich
        • Ben Houge
        • Chris Jensen
        • David Bowie
        • DJ Dain
        • Gavin Dunne
        • Jay-Z
        • John Cage
        • Josh Fix
        • Kyle "M31" Tippets
        • Larry Stephens
        • Mikix the Cat
        • Peter Schilling
        • Ronnie "Joy Electric" Martin
      • Favorite bands:
        • Anthropia
        • The Beatles
        • Eagles
        • J.T. Machinima
        • Seventh Impulse
        • Shiny Toy Guns
        • The Gothic Archies
        • The Great Old Ones
        • The National
        • The KLF
        • The Subdigitals
        • U2
    • Least Favorite things:
      • Least favorite Color: Green
      • Least Favorite animal: Jumping Spiders
      • Least Favorite place: Mexicolt
      • Least favorite foods: Cherries
      • Least favorite Drink: Malta
      • Least Favorite Genre: opera
      • Least Favorite Book: Twilight
      • Least Favorite Movie: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
      • Least Favorite Game:
        • Counter-Strike (too many cheaters)
        • Call of Duty (he hates shooters of this type in general, as there's no fun in the lack of challenge)
      • Least favorite "western animated" TV show: Chowder
      • Least favorite Live Action TV show: Drake & Josh
      • Least favorite music: Any electronic music that isn't geeky, filk, or a game soundtrack
      • Least favorite subject: Gym
      • Least favorite Numbers:
        • 7
        • 9
      • Least Favorite website: MySpace
      • Least favorite word: Putz
      • Least favorite quotation: "Your Patience Will Be Rewarded"
    • Sexual orientation: Heterosexual (he has some stereotypically "gay" habits, but he is completely straight as far as his love life is concerned)
    • Morality: "Screw the rules, I'm doing what's right!"
    • Philosophy: The needs of the many equal those of the few
    • Mental health:
      • Disorders:
        • Asperger's Syndrome
        • Slight paranoia (He always turned out to be right)
      • Addictions:
        • Socialization
      • Phobias:
        • Betrayal by somepony he trusts
      • Takes Risperdal, Concerta, & Divalproex for his Asperger's
    • Strengths: Loyal (He considers porn to be cheating)
    • Weaknesses: Coward
    • Perception: Feels disqualified from reality
    • Soft spot: smart people
    • Cruel streak: those who wrong his friends
    • Religion: Catholic
    • Power trio: Id
    • Sexual:
      • Turn-on:
        • Violently protective
        • Loves him for his personality
        • Dominant
        • Kind
        • Able to beat him on an intellectual level
        • Shares his interests
        • Muscular
        • Taller than him
        • Hot
        • Loyal
      • Position: Submissive
      • Fetishes:
        • Dolls & inanimate objects coming alive
        • Has BDSM-related nightmares, but not the fetish
    • Etiquette: Polite
    • Vice: excessive self-deprecation
    • Virtue: loyalty
    • Signature Expletive: "Grease & Oil!" He uses it as his own way of saying "Holy Manure!". It's intended as a reference to the Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends episode "World's Strongest Engine" (Cluster's personal favorite episode from Season 6), where Devious Diesel the Rank Engine said it in response to the foiling of yet another 1 of his plans
    • Catchphrase: "Villain, prepare to suffer Fatum Iustum Stultorum!"
    • Signature Insult: "YOU ARE A SPAWN OF NEIGHCRONOMICON!"
    • Tagline: "I'll be good"
    • Hobbies:
      • Doing stuff with other ponies on the Internet
      • Spending time with his friends.
      • Writing stories
      • Video Gaming
      • Drawing
    • Closet Hobbies: Researching demonology
    • Guilty Pleasure: Looking at foal's cartoons on YouTube
  • Items:
    • 1 slate gray 5th generation iPod Touch
    • 1 black 1st Generation iPad Mini
    • 1 Eurocom Panther 5SE laptop
    • 3 pairs of retractable headphones
    • 2 retractable Universal Serial Bus A-Male standard to Universal Serial Bus Mini peripheral cables
    • 1 non-retractable Universal Serial Bus A-Male standard to Universal Serial Bus Mini peripheral cables
    • 1 Registered Jack 45 Ethernet Cable
    • 1 4-port Universal Serial Bus 1.0 hub
    • 1 4-port Universal Serial Bus 2.0 hub in the shape of Doctor Time Turner Whooves' Type 40 Time And Relative Dimension In Space Travel Capsule as it appeared in his 11th incarnation
    • 2 3-foot retractable Universal Serial Bus 1.0 to Universal Serial Bus Micro cables compatible with both Universal Serial Bus 1.0 (up to 12 megabits per second) & Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (up to 480 megabits per second)
    • 1 Aperture Science Sentry Turret desktop replica with a 3-foot retractable Universal Serial Bus 1.0 to Universal Serial Bus Mini cable compatible with both Universal Serial Bus 1.0 (up to 12 megabits per second) & Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (up to 480 megabits per second)
    • 1 Universal Serial Bus flash drive with a 32 megabyte capacity
    • 1 Universal Serial Bus Flash Drive with a 1 gigabyte capacity
    • 1 Universal Serial Bus Flash Drive with a 2 gigabyte capacity
    • 1 Universal Serial Bus Flash Drive with a 16 gigabyte capacity.
    • 1 Targus Compact BlueTrace Mouse
    • 4 Digital Versatile Disc+Rewritable discs, each with a capacity of 4.7 gigabytes
    • 1 non-retractable Apple 30-pin to Universal Serial Bus iPod Touch 4th generation recharging/synchronization cable
    • 1 retractable Apple 30-pin to Universal Serial Bus iPod Touch 4th generation recharging/synchronization cable
    • 1 non-retractable 6.6-foot Apple Lightning to Universal Serial Bus iPad Mini 1st generation recharging/synchronization cable
    • 1 non-retractable 6.6-foot Apple Lightning to Universal Serial Bus iPod Touch 5th generation recharging/synchronization cable
    • 2 5-watt Apple handheld device charger cable wall adapters
    • 2 Apple handheld device charger automobile outlet adapters
    • 1 cash wallet
    • 1 plastic card document storing wallet
    • 1 red fez
    • 1 black pair of glasses
    • 1 super crossbow
    • 1 M1 Carbine/Ruger Mark 3 combo gun
    • 1 grappling hook gun
    • 1 plasma crowbar
    • 1 light-saber machete
    • 1 umbrella
    • 1 laser trench knife
    • 101 C-4 charges
    • 101 dynamite packs
    • 1 White Cliff-Side XV11,382 Displacer Cannon
      • Specifications:
        • Ammunition Used: Uranium-238 Cells (see below for reserve information)
        • Weapon Capacity: 100 Uranium-238 Cells
        • Damage: Instant death to pony-sized creatures.
        • Secondary trigger opens up a menu used to set fire mode.
        • Fire modes:
          • Rift blast:
            • Fires a portal that flies in the direction the user aims in
            • The portal travels until it impacts the 1st solid object in the line of fire.
            • Anything pony-sized or smaller is torn apart by pieces of it being teleported to different locations.
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
            • Splash damage means that this weapon's primary trigger shouldn't be used in close ranges
          • Self-teleport
            • Coordinates work by syncing with the user's mind, allowing the user to make it take him or her wherever they want with a thought.
            • Splash damage applies to those nearby
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
          • Stationary portal
            • Generates a 2-way stationary portal (it just appears in the spot that the user is aiming at).
            • This can be used to generate a portal network.
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
          • Portal clearer
            • Removes any fire mode 3 portals the user created.
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
          • Item warp
            • Teleports any solid object that the user is aiming at to a network portal
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
          • Networked self-warp
            • Teleports the user directly to a selected network portal
            • Uses 1 Uranium-238 cell per shot
        • Attack Interval:
          • 2.5 seconds between rift blasts (24 shots per minute)
          • 2 seconds between shots for all other modes (30 shots per minute)
          • Shot capacity per magazine:
          • Up to 100 shots of each fire mode
          • This gun has perfect accuracy
        • It can be aimed using the attached targeting monitor & camera.
        • It has a built-in Zero-Point Energy Field System with the following abilities:
          • In addition to its normal ability to pick up objects, it can extend the zero-point energy field to move them further away from the user, even through Displacement fields, up to a distance of several meters away.
          • It can also physically grab and reposition Displacement Fields from any distance.
          • Solid objects grabbed by the zero-point energy field can be rotated on all three axes.
          • Has a punting-ball launcher, similar to the Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator Gravity Gun. This can be used with the zero-point energy field, allowing it to throw objects.
        • Its Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator abilities are on the level of those of the Dark Energy Gravity Gun.
        • It can alter the effective area of the Displacement Fields it generates.
    • 1 set of Impact armor. Makes the wearer immune to self-damage & fall damage.
    • 10,000 spare Uranium-238 Cells, spread across 5 cases of 2,000 units each, each case can fill 20 magazines (ammunition for the White Cliff-Side XV11,382 Displacer Cannon)
    • 1,000 spare 5.7 millimeter by 15.6 millimeter 0.22 Long Rifle cartridges (ammunition for the Ruger Mark 3)
    • 3,000 spare 7.62 millimeter by 33 millimeter 0.3 Carbine cartridges (ammunition for the M1 Carbine)
    • 1 blue iPhone 5C
    • 1 copy of the Holy Book of Armaments
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  • Real Name: Machika Tabitha Toho
  • Notable aliases: "Empty"
  • Superhero name: Boom Spider
  • Relationship Status: Single
  • Date of Birth: October 4, 1990
  • Gender: female
  • Species: Jorogumo
  • Physical description:
    • Hair:
      • Color: black
        • Length:
          • Down to her waist, & is generally cut short enough that it's out of her eyes
        • Structure: straight, coarse
        • Style: kept down in a ponytail.
    • Eyes: brown.
      • Skin: olive
      • Height: 6 feet, 11 inches in human form
      • Shoe size: 14
      • Health:
        • Energy: Wired when she has nothing to do, but still has limits
        • Senses:
        • Allergies:
          • Scorpion venom
          • Bug Spray
          • Posture: Up straight
          • Grooming:
            • Showers daily
            • Shaves weekly
            • Combs her hair, cleans her armpits, & brushes her teeth when she gets up in the morning, every day
            • Always cleans herself after using the facilities
            • Always repeats her morning grooming when she has to go out for something special
            • Gets a haircut every half-a-year
            • Gait: Very smooth & random
            • Coordination: Very nimble. She can turn on a dime
            • Has a bodybuilder physique
            • Weight: 230 Pounds (muscle weight, not fat weight)
            • Voice:
              • Accent: Mid-North Carolina
              • Voice: Mid-pitched & soft
              • Mode of Dress:
                • In Late spring-mid Autumn:
                  • Theoretical Physics themed t-shirts
                  • Blue Jeans
                  • White sneakers
                  • In Late Fall & Early Spring:
                    • Wears a hooded sweatshirt over her t-shirt
                    • In Winter:
                      • Wears a heavy jacket over her t-shirt
                      • Replaces her sneakers with boots
                  • Her Undisguised form resembles a female of the spider species Nephila clavata
                • Occupation: Theoretical Physicist
                • Personality type:
                  • Positive:
                    • Intelligent
                    • Fun-loving
                    • Determined
                    • Once she puts her mind to something, she'll get it done.
                    • Honest
                    • Social
                    • Negative:
                      • She loses her self-control when she's either excited, annoyed, pissed, or angry.
                      • Neutral:
                        • Nerdy
                        • Violent when dealing with criminals (she TORTURES & EATS them) & when dealing with people who hurt her loved ones or her friends
                        • Likes:
                          • Spending time with her boyfriend
                          • Gaming
                          • Manga
                          • Anime
                          • Fringe science
                          • Theoretical physics
                          • Horror
                          • sports
                          • sake
                          • cars
                          • swearing
                          • gambling
                          • guns
                          • explosives
                          • breaking rules for the sake of it
                          • ungenteel company
                          • pizza
                          • fighting
                          • sex.
                          • Dislikes:
                            • Scorpions (they view jorogumos as prey)
                            • Awkward situations
                            • Wasting resources
                            • Others hurting her loved 1s
                            • Random quirks:
                              • She has a bad case of "Out-of-Character Is Serious Business Syndrome".
                              • She makes random popular culture jokes out of the blue.
                              • She has a tendency to make lame puns.
                              • Is camera-shy
                              • She consumes more alcohol than would be possible in a world that obeyed conventional laws of physics.
                              • Mood: normally happy, can break down when overwhelmed
                              • Expressiveness: VERY open with her feelings
                              • Stability: Not very good at hiding her emotions
                              • Attitude:
                                • crude
                                • rude
                                • cheerfully aggressive.
                                • Very assertive
                              • Political Party: Independents
                              • Sense of humor: Pop-culture references
                                • Favorite things:
                                  • Favorite anime:
                                    • Mega-Man
                                  • Favorite animated movies:
                                    • Titan After Earth
                                    • Treasure Planet
                                    • The Incredibles
                                    • The Marvel Animated Canon
                                  • Favorite comic books:
                                    • Batman
                                    • Superman
                                    • Marvel Zombies
                                    • Fantastic Four
                                    • Spider-Man
                                    • The Avengers
                                    • Doctor Strange
                                    • Captain America
                                    • Iron Stallion
                                  • Favorite graphic novels:
                                    • Watchmen
                                  • Favorite literature:
                                    • Novels:
                                      • A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket
                                      • Dirk Gently, by Douglas Adams
                                      • Neuromancer, by William Gibson
                                    • Novellas:
                                      • The Railway Series
                                    • Short stories:
                                      • Philip K. Dick's Work
                                      • H.P. Lovecraft's work
                                  • Favorite Live-action movies:
                                    • Evil Dead I
                                    • Evil Dead II
                                    • Army of Darkness
                                    • Serenity
                                    • Indiana Jones
                                    • Ghostbusters
                                    • Ghostbusters II
                                    • The Three Stooges
                                    • Harold & Kumar
                                    • The Hangover
                                    • Underworld
                                    • End of Days
                                    • This is the End
                                    • The Shining
                                    • Jurassic Park
                                  • Favorite live-action TV shows:
                                    • Doctor Who
                                    • Two and a Half Men
                                    • The Big Bang Theory
                                    • Torchwood
                                    • Star Trek
                                    • Svengoolie
                                  • Favorite music:
                                    • Soundtrack
                                    • Electronic
                                    • Rock
                                  • Favorite original internet media:
                                    • The Special Containment Procedures Foundation
                                    • Freeman's Mind
                                    • Homestar Runner
                                    • The Quirky Misadventures of Soldine the Cyborg
                                    • Serial web videos in general
                                  • Favorite radio shows:
                                    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
                                    • The Goon Show
                                  • Favorite video games:
                                    • Marathon 1
                                    • Marathon 2: Durandal
                                    • Marathon Infinity: Blood Tides of L'Howon
                                    • Haλf-Life 1
                                    • Haλf-Life 1 Expansion Pack 1: Opposing Force
                                    • Haλf-Life 1 Expansion Pack 2: Blue Shift
                                    • Haλf-Life 1 Expansion Pack 3: Decay
                                    • Haλf-Life 2
                                    • Haλf-Life 2 Expansion Pack 0: Lost Coast
                                    • Haλf-Life 2 Mission Pack 1: Episode 1
                                    • Haλf-Life 2 Mission Pack 2: Episode 2
                                    • Schwarz Highλands: Source
                                    • The Ultimate Doom I: Evil Unleashed
                                    • Doom II: Hell on Earth
                                    • Final DOOM
                                    • Doom: The Absolution 64
                                    • Master Levels for Doom II
                                    • Freedoom Phase 1
                                    • Freedoom Phase 2
                                    • Freedoom Deathmatch
                                    • Doom 3
                                    • Doom 3 Mission Pack 1: Resurrection of Evil
                                    • Quake I
                                    • Quake I Mission Pack Number 1: Scourge of Armagon
                                    • Quake I Mission Pack Number 2: Dissolution of Eternity
                                    • Quake II
                                    • Quake II Mission Pack 1: The Reckoning
                                    • Quake II Mission Pack 2: Ground Zero
                                    • Quake III: Arena
                                    • Quake III: Arena Mission Pack 1 - Team Arena
                                    • Heretic I: Shadow of the Serpent Riders
                                    • Hexen I: Beyond Heretic
                                    • Hexen I: Beyond Heretic Mission Pack 1 - Deathkings of the Dark Citadel
                                    • Hexen II
                                    • Hexen II Mission Pack 1: Portals of Praevus
                                    • Wolfenstein 3D 1
                                    • Wolfenstein 3D 2: Spear of Destiny
                                    • Return to Castle Wolfenstein
                                    • Team Fortress 1
                                    • Team Fortress Classic
                                    • Enemy Territory Fortress
                                    • Fortress Forever
                                    • Team Fortress 2
                                    • The Original Strife: Quest for the Sigil - Veteran Edition
                                    • Portal 1
                                    • Portal 2
                                    • Blood 1: Spill Some - One Unit Whole Blood
                                    • Duke Nukem
                                    • Chex Quest
                                    • She likes old-timey 1st-person games in general
                                  • Favorite "western" animated TV shows:
                                    • Code: Lyoko
                                    • Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
                                    • Teen Titans
                                    • The Real Ghostbusters
                                    • The Simpsons
                                    • Family Guy
                                    • American Dad
                                    • Ed, Edd, n' Eddy
                                    • Beavis And Butt-Head
                                  • Favorite food:
                                    • Seafood stuff in general
                                    • Caesar salad
                                    • Vegetable soup
                                    • Criminals
                                  • Favorite Color: Puce
                                  • Favorite Place: New York
                                  • Favorite flavors: Chocolate
                                  • Favorite Drinks:
                                    • Tea
                                    • Seltzer
                                  • Favorite Genres:
                                    • Science Fiction
                                    • Fantasy
                                    • Horror
                                  • Favorite subjects: Science
                                  • Favorite Numbers:
                                    • 13
                                    • 42
                                    • Pi
                                  • Favorite websites:
                                    • Tumblr
                                    • Deviantart
                                    • Facebook
                                    • Steam
                                    • Wikipedia
                                    • Twitter
                                  • Favorite words:
                                    • Spoon
                                    • Spork
                                    • Pootis
                                    • Zark
                                  • Favorite Quotation: "In order to understand one's adversaries, 1 must 1st understand oneself"
                                  • Favorite solo musicians:
                                    • Kelly Bailey
                                    • Mike Morasky
                                    • Ken Ashcorp
                                    • AC Slater
                                    • Aubrey Hodges
                                    • Andrey Avkhimovich
                                    • Ben Houge
                                    • Chris Jensen
                                    • David Bowie
                                    • DJ Dain
                                    • Gavin Dunne
                                    • Jay-Z
                                    • John Cage
                                    • Josh Fix
                                    • Kyle "M31" Tippets
                                    • Larry Stephens
                                    • Mikix the Cat
                                    • Peter Schilling
                                    • Ronnie "Joy Electric" Martin
                                  • Favorite bands:
                                    • Anthropia
                                    • The Beatles
                                    • Eagles
                                    • J.T. Machinima
                                    • Seventh Impulse
                                    • Shiny Toy Guns
                                    • The Gothic Archies
                                    • The Great Old Ones
                                    • The National
                                    • The KLF
                                    • The Subdigitals
                                    • U2
                                • Least Favorite things:
                                  • Least favorite Color: Green
                                  • Least Favorite animal: Scorpions
                                  • Least Favorite place: Mexico
                                  • Least favorite foods: Cherries
                                  • Least favorite Drink: Malta
                                  • Least Favorite Genre: opera
                                  • Least Favorite Book: Twilight
                                  • Least Favorite Movie: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
                                  • Least Favorite Game:
                                    • Counter-Strike (too many cheaters)
                                    • Call of Duty (she hates shooters of this type in general, as there's no fun in the lack of challenge)
                                  • Least favorite "western animated" TV show: Chowder
                                  • Least favorite Live Action TV show: Drake & Josh
                                  • Least favorite music: Any electronic music that isn't geeky, filk, or a game soundtrack
                                  • Least favorite subject: Gym
                                  • Least favorite Numbers:
                                    • 7
                                    • 9
                                  • Least Favorite website: MySpace
                                  • Least favorite word: Putz
                                  • Least favorite quotation: "Your Patience Will Be Rewarded"
                                • Sexual orientation: Heterosexual (She has some stereotypically "lesbian" habits, but she is completely straight as far as her love life is concerned)
                                • Morality: "Screw the rules, I'm doing what's right!"
                                • Philosophy: Everyone's needs are equal
                                • Mental health:
                                  • Disorders:
                                    • Slight paranoia (She always turned out to be right)
                                  • Addictions:
                                    • Socialization
                                  • Phobias:
                                    • Betrayal by somebody she trusts
                                    • Scorpions (they eat spiders)
                                • Strengths:
                                  • Loyal
                                    • She considers porn to be cheating
                                    • She does not take disloyalty from anybody, be it from subordinates, friends, or relationship partners.
                                • Weaknesses: Coward
                                • Perception: Can't be surprised
                                • Soft spot: smart people, helpless guys
                                • Cruel streak: those who wrong her friends
                                • Religion: Jewish
                                • Power trio: Superego
                                • Sexual:
                                  • Turn-on:
                                    • Easily protected
                                    • Loves her for his personality
                                    • Submissive
                                    • Kind
                                    • Able to match her on an intellectual level
                                    • Shares her interests
                                    • Shorter than her
                                    • Silly
                                    • Loyal
                                  • Position: Dominant
                                  • Fetishes:
                                    • BDSM (She's usually the dominant one, with her ability to generate rope from her body)
                                  • Is viciously protective
                                    • Basically, if somebody tries to hurt her boyfriend, she will turn into a ray-gun machine gun turret & make them unable to walk without pain for 6 weeks.
                                  • In general, if you are a man, she'll probably challenge you to a fight or a drinking competition, win both & then take an aggressive lead in anything sexual that happens.
                                • Etiquette: Polite
                                • Vice: Sadism
                                • Virtue: loyalty
                                • Signature Expletive: "Shimatta Baka Ni!"
                                • Catchphrase: "Time for your butt to cash these checks!"
                                • Signature Insult: "YOU KUSO!"
                                • Tagline: "You need anyone tied up?"
                                • Hobbies:
                                  • Doing stuff with other ponies on the Internet
                                  • Spending time with her friends.
                                  • Writing stories
                                  • Video Gaming
                                  • Drawing
                                • Closet Hobbies: Researching demonology
                                • Guilty Pleasure: Looking at kid's cartoons on YouTube
                              • Skills:
                                • Highly skilled with computing
                                • Has a proficiency in various heavy firearms
                                • Is skilled in hand-to-hand combat
                                • Nimble
                                • Knows all when it comes to theoretical physics & experimental physics
                              • Powers:
                                • Shapeshifting: Boom Spider has limitless polymorphic abilities, able to copy the shape, voice, & abilities of whatever or whoever she disguises as. Her abilities are strong enough that she's able to copy the abilities inherent to the materials that whatever she's disguised as is made of (despite the fact that her personal chemical makeup does not change from shifting). For example, when disguised as a fallout shelter, she'll block radiation & be unaffected by it herself. She can even disguise herself as an inanimate object with moving parts & copy the abilities of it. For example, she'll be able to fire when disguised as a projectile weapon. The laws of thermodynamics are compensated for via dimensional shunting of material where appropriate
                                • Webbing: Boom Spider can produce webbing from the tip of her abdomen (in human form, located over where the tailbone would be on an an actual human). Unlike most arachnid-themed supers, she only uses it for laying traps. Elaborated below
                                • Pyrokinesis: Boom Spider can manipulate fire in any form she's in. However, her access to this power is dependent on the fat supply in her body. See below.
                                • Telepathy: Machika can read minds, allowing her to get a hold over people she's going after
                                • Suggestion: Tying with the telepathy above, Machika can use her mental hold to seduce her victim via false details about herself.
                                • Super Strength: Boom Spider can wield dual Gatling Guns.
                                • Super speed: Machika can run at 300.3 miles per hour.
                                • Vibration sense: In addition to the classic "spider-sense", she can sense ground vibrations to the point she can tell where they're coming from, as a result of her arachnoid physiology.
                                • Wall-crawling: Serrations in her nails allow her to go up a wall or even over a ceiling, at minimal damage. Her footwear has adapters so she can do this without being barefoot.
                                • Poison: Machika's canine teeth are articulated, & contain venom glands (like the chelicerae of a spider). The Poison is capable of damaging a human, leaving them with a disgusting multicolored mark when they get poisoned
                                • Warp bag: Like all Jorogumo (&, in fact, Yokai in General), Machika is able to open a small space-hole to store stuff in.
                                • HUD: Another universal Yokai ability. Machika has a personal video game-style HUD as a manifestation of her psychic abilities. This gives her personal contextually appropriate vital information. See below for more info.
                                • Regeneration: If she gets hurt badly enough in combat, her physical health condition goes back to its pre-injury state in 30 seconds without help. Even though she can regrow limbs, they tend to regenerate over a random period of time.
                                • Explosive resistance: Without protective gear, Boom Spider takes 75% less damage than most people would from explosions. She blows up the ground she's standing on to help herself jump higher, for crying out loud! Her special armor (designed to give maximum protection without reducing her movement speed or weighing her down) further reduces the damage, so explosives only do 5% of their normal damage to her. This "heavy armor" (reduces damage taken from combat by 80%, taking resistances into account & reducing further as appropriate) has a built-in infinite HEV charger, allowing the armor's "damage absorption" fuel to regenerate. This ability also applies to damage taken from gunpowder ammunition, piercing non-gunpowder projectiles (like darts, arrows, & nails), & non-melee attacks in general as well
                                • Potentially lethal blow survivability increase (or as Machika herself jokingly calls it, "critical hit resistance"): Potentially lethal blows do 10% their normal damage to her (2% with armor)
                                • Super jump: Machika can jump 4.5 feet or higher
                                • Fireproof.
                              • Items:
                                • 2 General Electric Model 134 High Rate 7.62 millimeter by 51 millimeter North Atlantic Treaty Organization Machine Gun series Gatling Guns, commonly known as "Miniguns". They contain the following modifications:
                                  • A system that makes them man-portable
                                  • Dual barrel sets that rotate in opposite directions
                                  • Dual-chambered magazines. Each chamber contains 15,000 bullets, for a total magazine size of 30,000 bullets. The usual maximum magazine size of a General Electric Model 134 High Rate 7.62 millimeter by 51 millimeter North Atlantic Treaty Organization Machine Gun series Gatling Gun is 5,000 bullets.
                                  • Each "bullet" contains 4 slugs per shell, with the result of functioning as a Gatling shotgun.
                                    • The slugs are made out of a Substance called "Australium", which was believed to disappear from history following the Arms Dealers versus Robot War of 1972. The result is that the bullets are able to destroy a launcher-based explosive projectile without any effects to the bullet itself. It should be noted that, unusually, this variant of Australium is not radioactive in a way that is harmful to carbon-based life.
                                    • The slugs can penetrate up to 3 targets in a row before stopping.
                                  • Devices attached that link to Machika's psychic abilities, allowing the weapons to charge up a "knock-back effect" with damage dealt, which is activated by doing a gesture of mockery.
                                  • Their rate of fire has been increased to 1 round every 0.006 seconds (off of 1 round every 0.01 seconds), with 2 shells expended per shot.
                                  • Machika carries 600,000 spare bullets, in 20 dual-chambered magazines of 30,000 bullets each. This allows for a reserve pool of 10 magazines per General Electric Model 134 High Rate 7.62 millimeter by 51 millimeter North Atlantic Treaty Organization Machine Gun series Gatling Gun
                                • 2 M1893 Motorized Gatling Guns. The slugs do 20% more damage to whatever they hit than those of Machika's General Electric Model 134 High Rate 7.62 millimeter by 51 millimeter North Atlantic Treaty Organization Machine Gun series Gatling Guns. The firing rate is a slightly slower 1 round every 0.024 seconds. Otherwise, the weapons function identically (& are modified identically) to Machika's General Electric Model 134 High Rate 7.62 millimeter by 51 millimeter North Atlantic Treaty Organization Machine Gun series Gatling Guns. The reserve pool size is the same
                                • 2 General Electric Model 134 High Rate 7.62 millimeter by 51 millimeter North Atlantic Treaty Organization Machine Gun series Gatling Guns with silver decorative ammunition belts & black-colored magazines. They function identically to the other pair of guns of this model, save for reducing any moving target's speed by 75% upon hit. Same reserve size.
                                • 2 guns seemingly made from a combination of parts from Thompson Submachine Guns & General Electric Model 134 High Rate 7.62 millimeter by 51 millimeter North Atlantic Treaty Organization Machine Gun series Gatling Guns. They function identically to Machika's standard General Electric Model 134 High Rate 7.62 millimeter by 51 millimeter North Atlantic Treaty Organization Machine Gun series Gatling Guns, save for having only twin single barrels, a 75% increase in deployment speed & no deployment sound (all of Machika's other primaries have a distinctive "barrel spin sound"). These weapons' deployment time is 0.2175 seconds, as opposed to the 0.87 seconds of the others. Same reserve size.
                                • 2 custom machine guns, designed to look like an antique brass design. They function identically to the other machine guns, save for only twin single barrels, & for being able to channel Machika's fire manipulation abilities in the form of a "fire ring" with an area of effect. Anything lit with them will stay lit for 10 seconds. Same reserve size.
                                • 1 Ruzh'yo Bandayevskogo RB-12 semi-automatic shotgun with the following upgrades:
                                  • A magazine with a capacity of 18 rounds, instead of the usual six.
                                  • The ability to penetrate 1 target after initial hit.
                                  • Machika carries 180 spare shells
                                • 1 AR-12 Shotgun system. Aside from a 24-round magazine, & a reserve of 240 rounds, the weapon functions identically to Machika's Ruzh'yo Bandayevskogo RB-12 semi-automatic shotgun as far as upgrades.
                                • 1 SRM Arms Model 1216 Semi-automatic shotgun. Its upgrades are identical to those of Machika's Ruzh'yo Bandayevskogo RB-12 semi-automatic shotgun, save for a magazine capacity of 48 rounds & a reserve of 960 rounds
                                • 1 set of Ramen, fully heals her from all newly-acquired combat injuries upon being eaten, recharges in 6 seconds. Machika can also drop it & pick it up again to both fully heal herself & instantly regenerate it. Additionally, if she gives it to her allies, it heals all of their combat-related injuries by 50%. She uses this item to heal herself between fights
                                • 1 bison steak. When Machika eats it, her maximum speed is increased by 35% (to 405.405 miles per hour) & attacks dealt by her do 35% more damage. It recharges after 6 seconds & its effects last for 15 seconds. Picking it up when dropped & being used by allies both function identically to how those actions do in her ramen. She uses this item to move around the battlefield quicker than she normally has to.
                                • 1 box of Pocky chocolates. When Machika eats them, all fresh combat-related injuries are healed by 1/3. Additionally, it adds an extra 1/6 to her physical condition. She mostly uses this against constant waves of monsters & things bearing down on her, as the box's infinite supply & lack of a need to "recharge" allows her to continuously stay healed while being ganged up on.
                                • 1 Luigi Franchi Società per Azioni Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun-15. The device has 24 rounds in its magazine, instead of its usual 8. Machika carries 720 rounds in this weapon's reserve pool.
                                • 1 pair of boxing gloves that give Machika triple damage to all her weapons for 5 seconds after making a kill (stacks with each successive kill with all weapons afterward, then wears off 5 seconds after most recent kill), as well as giving her & her surrounding allies 50% combat injury healing & a 10% increase in their chance of guaranteed triple damage with all weapons. She uses this against groups of enemies in corners.
                                • A pair of boxing gloves that contains a stimulant system which increases her speed by 30% (to 390.39 miles per hour). Stacking this with her steak allows her to run at 495.495 miles per hour. She uses these for ambushes
                                • A pair of Robotic Gauntlets that generates a force field that reduces damage taken from non-melee attacks by 40%, meaning with all of the above resistances, any non-melee attack that isn't a critical hit does only 3% of what it would normally deal. This includes non-melee attacks already suffering from damage falloff (reduced damage over distance) or benefiting from damage ramp-up (damage increased further with reduction of distance between attacker & projectile). This reduction also means critical hits do 1.2 percent of their full damage. She uses these when she needs to cross through open areas & retreat from heavy firefights.
                                • A pair of bear-paw gloves that do 30% more damage than Machika's bare fists. She uses these when she needs to kill faster
                                • A pair of spiked brass knuckles that contain a stimulant system that allows Machika to punch twice as fast (0.24 seconds as opposed to 0.48 seconds with all of her other melee weapons). She uses these to get a lot of punches in
                                • A pair of weighted mittens that not only do triple damage from behind, but contain electrical nerve stimulation devices that cause the victim to laugh uncontrollably, leaving them helpless, allowing her allies to finish them off when she can't do so herself
                                • 4 Mark 2 defensive Fragmentation Hand Grenades (popularly known as "pineapple grenades")
                                • 4 hexagonal polyhedrons. When triggered, they release a gravitational field that makes anything passing through it unable to move faster than half of its specific maximum movement speed. Machika calls these "slow-field grenades"
                                • 1 custom cellphone
                                • Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv7t-7000 Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook series laptop.
                                • ThinkPenguin Snares Penguin GNU/Linux Notebook series laptop.
                              • Weaknesses:
                                • Bug spray-type chemicals (being a spider, most chemicals of this type have a rather adverse effect on Machika, such as blood poisoning or unconsciousness)
                                • If she has less than a certain amount of body fat in her at any given moment, Machika cannot use her pyrokinetic abilities.
                                • As stated above, Machika is terrified of scorpions, & is severely weakened by scorpion venom
                                • She can be knocked out by being hit in JUST the right spot in her back.
                                • The psychic powers can be blocked.
                                • When she molts, she cannot move her limbs, & has to make sure she's in a position where she doesn't end up caving in on herself (or otherwise in danger) while her new exoskeleton is hardening. This has landed Machika in a few problems, as the chitin lining her digestive track, the plating on her tongue, the lining of the roof of her mouth, & even the interior chitin of her cheeks comes off. Since EVERY piece of chitin comes off, Machika isn't only unable to move, but she's unable to eat or speak.
                              • Biography:
                                • Machika Tabitha Toho was born on October 4, 1990 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to a pair of Jorogumos whose ancestors had moved to the States from Japan. Machika's mom was the head of the "anomalous dealings" department for the Pigeon Forge Police Department's Special Weapons And Tactics division, while her dad was a weapons dealer for the United States Air Force. They were a rare case where the wife didn't eat the husband after mating. Machika herself always had a love of music. However, she was highly intelligent for a 3-year old jorogumo. Reading teleportation research documents also sparked an interest in theoretical physics in her stomach-mounted brain.
                                • Girlhood: Machika started trying to make her own music at age 7. Using the dollars she invested from various summer jobs (due to the nature of their jobs, her parents were often away for business. Also, her babysitter was rather open about how children should at least be able to care for themselves in the event of frequently absent parents. However, her parents also devoted as much time as their schedules would allow to raising their child), she purchased an acoustic guitar & a synthesizer. She had trouble getting through elementary school, more due to racists then bad grades. When she started 4th grade, she met a Greek satyr named Ted Iason (pronounced "yay-sun"). They got along greatly, eventually starting to date. They also attempted to form a band. This failed as a result of Ted's horrid singing skills & their lack of success at coming up with a cool name. Ted had to leave for "vegan training" shortly after they graduated elementary school. Machika had trouble with relationships after that. Her 13th birthday occurred between October 4, 2003.
                                • Adolescence: Machika spent this part of her life doing a lot of working out, as well as training for various firearm licenses. This was in addition to still getting good grades in the end of her junior high school tenure/her whole high school tenure. She also started developing violent tendencies toward those who hurt her loved 1s around this point. On October 4, 2008, Machika turned 18.
                                • Adulthood: 1 month after her 18th birthday, she brought a laptop from money she made in her school guitar shows. When Machika got the laptop, she decided to put her theoretical physics skills to good use & sign up for a college in Staten Island, New York. Her parents (& little sister) were planning on moving to there at that time, as Rowena (mother) got a transfer while Takeo (father) had to deal with the permanent closing down of the base he was stationed at after the boss was disillusioned with the death of her secretary in a nasty accident. He got full "honorably discharged" status, however, as compensation for losing his job. They finally moved on June 25, 2009. The move was troubling for them, due to everything leading up to it being so sudden. As for Machika herself, she adapted easily, & focused her anthropophagous tendencies on serial killers, rapists, child molesters, pedophiles, higher-tier murderers & other "bad people" of similar caliber. 2 weeks before starting college, she met a man by the name of Thomas Michael Hood (who was starting college at the same time as Machika) while going through hyperspace route systems & ending up in his head while he was dreaming. She lured him to herself with her guitar skills, & brought him to her mental vision of her then-current house. Even though she tried to eat him at 1st (there was a sadistic museum robber who happened to look exactly like the poor guy, save for the fact that Tom had a nasty bruise on his arm at the time. She was going through hyperspace to track his mental signal, & when she went by Tom's mind, something about him screwed with her telepathic tracking powers & caused her to lose the scent. His similarity in appearance to her intended target caused her to wing it), he managed to explain that she got the wrong man (& showed her his arm injury to prove it). They kept meeting in his dreams (Machika was out at night a lot) until August 26, 2009. On that day, they met in the waking world for the 1st time at the 2009 "Welcome Freshmen" party at College of Staten Island, where she still got him to come to her by playing her guitar. She & Tom started dating on August 27, 2009. Over the next few months, Tom met some of Machika's friends. Among these were Janet Pelham (a bitchy anthropomorphic griffin who became Machika's roommate in college due to issues Janet was having with her own parents) & Wilhelm Wong (an anthropomorphic Feilong who was dating Janet, & whom Tom would end up developing a habit of always calling by his full name). Mara Wu (an anthropomorphic Fenghuang), Xander McNamara (an Each Uisge. Mara & Xander were friends of Janet from high school who happened to be going to the same college as her. Tom met them in the cafeteria after psych class), & Jennifer Pukalie (an anthropomorphic hippocampus who was Wilhelm's college roommate) were also with them. Wilhelm Wong, Machika, & Tom started a band called "Kid Camouflage". Tom was on drums, Wilhelm was on bass, & Machika was on keyboard & vocals. Jen joined later on as the guitarist. As Tom came to the conclusion that he was now definitively a weirdness magnet, their 1st big adventure as a couple (& Machika's first big piece of business as "Boom Spider". Her superhero career mostly occurred during her time in Staten Island & her time in Angel Falls) was an incident in 2010 involving an inter-dimensional terrorist group called "Le Phoenix Vert" (French for "The Green Phoenix"), who based their operations in Machika's world in France. This group was led by 2 individuals called only "The Man With A Beard But No Hair" & "The Woman With Hair But No Beard". This also involved something Machika's boyfriend thought was over & done with in April 2007: On October 9, 2004, 4 of his then-eventual friends discovered a deactivated supercomputer system under the remains of a demolished factory in France's capitol. This system also had teleportation scanners, & was mostly built out of a substance called "exertainium". After activating it, they found a great evil was stored in it. There was also a 12-year-old girl named "Aelita" in there. After finding out the origins of the supercomputer, Aelita, & a virtual world contained in the supercomputer (Aelita got her pre-virtualization memories-which were ripped out of her mind by the trapped evil, thus binding her to the supercomputer-back after they found out the computer's origins. Unfortunately, the evil escaped in that process.), Tom's friends eventually destroyed that evil & shut down the supercomputer. When The Green Phoenix came after them, they found out more about the horrid truth behind the supercomputer: its creator was once a member of The Green Phoenix, & was commissioned to lead "Project Carthage" for them. It was intended to disrupt communications on a global scale, taking the mass panic that terrorists cause up to 11. When the project's leader found out, he decided to atone by defecting & building the supercomputer & the evil to destroy what had been made so far of Project Carthage. When The Green Phoenix kidnapped the leader's wife in retaliation, the leader & Aelita (who was his daughter) fled to a house in the mountains. He managed to finish the Carthage Elimination System, thanks to a convenient "time-reverse" system (he was discovering its capabilities as he went along) that he ended up hitting 2,546 times on June 6, 1994. Finally, when The Green Phoenix field agents (who happen to disguise themselves as the French versions of "Men In Black"-type Government agents) caught up with them, The Creator & Aelita fled to the virtual world. The evil became evil at this point, & The Creator forcibly shut down the supercomputer. The restart of this problem also involved Tom's friends getting a new member. The evil also got an associate. The evil itself was acting by possessing a college girl (a fragment of the evil survived the attempted deletion) in Los Angeles. After causing initial trouble in France, it went to Staten Island. 1 of its 1st targets there was Tom due to his connection with its enemies. When Machika grew suspicious, the bespectacled man explained everything. Fortunately, they managed to stop it once & for all. In summer 2012, they started fighting against an alien takeover. At this time, Machika started work for a company called The Special Containment Procedures Foundation. The alien takeover was cleansed off of Earth on September 21, 2012. Things somewhat slowed down afterwards, with Machika moving to her own place (Janet moved in with her) in March 2013. In April 2013, Machika started becoming something of a bitch herself. She sold her (rather expensive) anime DVDs, her collector's toys, & other stuff. She started reinventing herself with the resulting dough, & started preferring to be called "M.T." (This eventually became developed into "Empty".). Machika started taking over more of the band's affairs, recruiting a fellow named "Kahn Ferguson" as the new drummer, while Tom switched to guitar & Jen switched to bongos/viola. It came to a head on August 13, 2013, when she dumped Tom & forced him out of her life. Kid Camouflage fell apart as a result of her leaving, in addition to disputes over signing up to work with record companies (some of the band's fellow college students were relatives of record company executives. Wilhelm, Tom, Jen, & Kahn didn't want to sign up due to catching on to what fame does to its bearers. Machika didn't listen). She returned to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The change in college led to some trouble getting her theoretical physics PhD back on track. After moving away, she reunited with Ted Iason. He now had psychic abilities as a result of being vegan (mostly telekinesis, energy attacks, levitation, & telepathy). They decided to start an indie rock band called "Bash At Kami-Head". Ted played guitar & Machika was on keyboard. A 3rd member, an anthropomorphic Ningyo named "Morgan Kari", was on drums. Morgan never spoke much, & was mostly in the background (she tended to blend in a lot-she had the ability to literally do so). She had a bionic left arm, complete with telescoping ability, that she got implanted due to an accident with an antidepressant & a Tesla discharge. She was actually Ted's roommate between his college life & reuniting with Machika. The Jorogumo became even more of a bitch, eventually culminating in her reuniting with Tom, Janet, Wilhelm Wong & Paul Pukalie ("Young Paul", as Tom called him, was Jen's younger brother. After the band ended, Jen left to continue her education. As a result, Paul took Jen's place in Wilhelm & Tom's circle of friends & her place as Wilhem's roommate), & being introduced to Penelope Raiku Smith (a human/limnad hybrid who was Tom's girlfriend in his junior/senior years of high school) after 1 of her shows in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in January 2015. Tom had a new girlfriend at this point, an anthropomorphic Egyptian Sun-Scarab named "Nicola Wilhelmina Nour". Ted turned out to have dated Nicola during their latter high school days, & wanted to kill Tom. Even though he initially had the upper hand, Tom tricked him into drinking half & half (being a magnet for the supernatural since he started junior high school left Tom broken to the point of immunity to metaphysical hazards of an even partially psychological/spiritual nature, so Ted couldn't read his mind & had to guess at his plans. This enabled the human to use his telepathy against him) & losing his powers (as the authorities put it, "No vegan diet, no vegan powers"). He was also going mentally unstable after Machika dumped him (Ted was cheating on her with Morgan). Earlier, Machika got a hold of Nicola's hammer & tried to squish her. As Tom finally found out, being with Ted made Machika's bitchiness even worse than it already was at the time she dumped Tom. Additionally, she tried to splat Morgan's brains all over the wall with said hammer, but Morgan teleported out after insulting mammals & jorogumos. Machika managed to smash her bionic limb off, though. Nicola kept it for her wall. Shortly before leaving, Machika apologized to Tom for breaking his heart & gave him a hyperspace satchel with a pistol, some C-4 charges, & a grappling hook gun (he lost all his weapons in the process of ending the aforementioned alien takeover). The man commented "What is this, Scott Pilgrim?" 10 months later, Machika was dating Nicola's boyfriend from before Tom. During the fight between the 2 men, she realized the relationship was a hollow 1. After the fight ended, she hugged Tom, finally feeling truly terrible for what she did to him before he left Staten Island. This was their closure. Eventually, she managed to get her theoretical physics PhD. After doing so, she went to get hired by the newly-restarted Schwarz Highlands Research Facility in New Mexico. 10 years after she got that job, she ended up getting laid off due to the company's funding being cut off too much for them to keep all of their employees. This was when she moved to Angel Falls.
                              • Information about her species:
                                • Basic information: Jorogumos are a species of supernatural polymorphic arachnoid native to Japan.
                                • Physiology:
                                  • Overview: Jorogumos tend to have a moderately low metabolism, especially considering the fact that their combination of a spider physiology & a human's size should leave them with a ridiculously high metabolism when in human form. They have 6 eyes, 2 large 1s, & 2 under each of those. The smaller eyes are commonly mistaken for freckles. They breath through their hip region, via a series of elaborate folds on the area by the chest region. It should be noted that the abdomen is where the gonads, anus, spinnerets, intestine, heart, & such are kept. The "cephalothorax" contains their brain, eyes, limbs, stomach, mouth, main hearing organs, respiratory organs, kidneys, & such.
                                  • Blood circulation: Jorogumos have an open circulatory system, meaning there are no vessels. Instead, blood restores nutrients to internal organs by directly bathing them in specialized "blood sinuses", for lack of a better term. The only true blood vessels are the heart (located in the top of the abdomen) & the aortic network (situated over the top of the stomach in the cephalothorax). Their blood is copper-based & green, as opposed to iron-based & red. Additionally, the immune system is stationed here.
                                  • Urinary regulation: Jorogumos possess a set of structures called "Malphigian Tubules", which serve the same function for them that kidneys do in vertebrates. Jorogumos do not urinate, instead they excrete guano (a mixture of fecal matter & urine). The Tubules are loose-floating, open into the digestive tract at their point of attachment, & are closed at their free end.
                                  • Digestive system: Jorogumos live on a meat diet, although their bodies are perfectly capable of processing plant matter. They generally seduce, then ensnare unfortunate sentient beings of the opposite gender to themselves, then eat the trapped souls. Their fangs contain a venom that paralyses its victim. The incisor fangs are actually articulated. Additionally, jorogumo saliva contains enzymes that dissolve the internal organs of the victim. The stomach has powerful muscles that let the creature suck the liquefied guts out. The intestine is located in the abdomen, directly underneath the heart. The usual peristalsis/acid results here.
                                  • Webs: Like all ordinary spiders, Jorogumos have structures called "spinnerets", which allow them to make webs. It should be noted that despite the fact that their physiology resembles a spider species that lives in webs, Jorogumos only build webs as traps (whether for prey, pranks, or just trying to catch someone to ask them a question). In the event that a Jorogumo ends up using its web as its personal domicile, their feet are designed to minimize the risk of getting themselves stuck in the adhesive goop. The adaptations include a ridged structure on each digit, as well as a tuft of hair on the palm that minimizes direct skin contact with the adhesive. Also, they can eat their own webs in the event of a lack of prey/food shortage.
                                  • Reproduction: the gonads of a jorogumo are located on top of its abdomen, offset to each side of the heart. A jorogumo's gonads are very sensitive, like a male human's. Indeed, trauma to the top-left/top-right of a jorogumo's abdomen (or the small of the back in human form) can have the same result as an injury to between the rear legs on a male human: painfully distracted, if not fallen to the ground as a result of nerve twitches in the 4th pair of hips. Both results are usually accompanied by the inflictee using its pedipalps (when a jorogumo assumes human form, its pedipalps become the arms, while its 4th pair of legs become the human legs) to clutch its abdomen while speaking in a significantly higher voice until the pain wears off. During reproduction, the male (who will usually be half the size of his consort) will use his pedipalps to transfer sperm to the female's fertilization cavity. After the eggs are fertilized, the female will often eat the male, unless the male brought a prey item with him.
                                  • Respiration: Jorogumos use a structure called "book lungs" to breathe. These structures consist of folded pleats of soft skin, kept moist enough to allow for direct-surface gas exchange by a large amount of blood sinuses & bodily moisture.
                                  • Skeleton: Jorogumos have an exoskeleton, with their skin being made of chitin. As a result, when they shed their skin to grow, movement can be incredibly difficult.
                                  • Limbs: Jorogumo limbs are very heavily muscled, to the point that they are often able to crumple a lead pipe as though it were paper.
                                  • Senses: Jorogumos have very good hearing, which makes detecting prey dangerously easy for them. Their eyes are also very capable when it comes to sensing motion as well as seeing in color/forming images. Their sense of touch is also highly accurate, allowing them to sense INCREDIBLY light vibrations. They have tasting organs in their appendages, allowing them to track prey by essentially tasting the trail they leave behind.
                                • Magic/abilities:
                                  • shape-shifting abilities (strong enough to allow them to disguise as inanimate objects, as well as allowing them to copy the abilities of what they disguise themselves as)
                                  • telekinesis
                                  • offensive energy magic that is universal among yokai
                                  • jorogumos have "perception filtration abilities" that go along with their unusual ability to emulate the personality of the individual being impersonated: essentially, when a jorogumo is in disguise, its disguise is seen as having the personality of its impersonatee by the impersonatee's associates, but the jorogumo's true personality by the Jorogumo's associates
                                  • They also have fire manipulation abilities which are commonly used both for self defense & everyday things where fire would be useful & safe to use
                                  • They also have suggestion/telepathic powers, allowing a strong mental hold over their victims
                                  • Their psychic abilities also give the form of a readout in their eyeballs, with stuff like:
                                    • an equipment selection menu
                                    • a personal vital signs monitor
                                    • a protective systems monitor (only active if they're wearing some sort of armor that isn't part of them)
                                    • equipment statistics (context sensitive to whatever they happen to have out & on them at the moment, has stuff like ammo tracking, ammo type, a "magazine full" indicator, a "reserve full" indicator, trackers for different ammo types in weapons that function in such a way, battery meters for weapons & equipment that need to be recharged or refueled instead of reloaded. If they have no equipment, this doesn't show up)
                                    • an objective menu (only appearing if they have to get something done. Example: if they have to catch something, the psychic HUD will show them where the target item is relative to where the jorogumo is looking.)
                                    • a stamina meter (indicates how much physical exertion ability they have at any given moment)
                                    • a mana meter (indicates how much they can use their magic before their magic abilities are out of juice)
                                    • an oxygen meter (only shows when in a situation where they can't breathe)
                                    • a "sprint meter" (records how much running energy they have left. When it runs dry, they have to walk)
                                    • an exhaustion bar (represents how much "awake energy" they have at the moment)
                                    • a hunger meter (a timer that indicates how long before its user has to eat)
                                    • a sanity meter (shows how much-if any-of their mental stability is gone after facing things that could cause insanity)
                                    • a "wanted meter" (shows how much of the law enforcement's ire they've raised by psychically syncing with telecommunications networks)
                                    • a charge meter (some executions of a jorogumo's energy abilities take time to prepare. This meter shows how close such an attack is to being ready).
                              Character Write-up: Boom Spider
                              A character for the Angel Falls project. All pre-copyrighted characters are just for backstory & will not be used directly by me (you're allowed to use characters from preexisting fandoms as long as the character itself is fan-made. Canon characters can be used for backstory context, but not used otherwise). Copyright information:
                              • Aelita, Lyoko, the supercomputer, X.A.N.A. (the Evil of the Computer), Project Carthage, The Green Phoenix, & Franz Hopper (The Creator) are from Code Lyoko, which is copyrighted to Tania Palumbo & Thomas Romain
                              • The Man With A Beard But No Hair & The Woman With Hair But No Beard are from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, which is copyrighted to Daniel Handler
                              • All of the individuals from Machika's college life are based on people I knew during my own college years, despite their similarities to characters in Scott Pilgrim. Tom is based on myself & Machika is based on my college girlfriend. Despite the similarities that Tom & Machika's 1st meeting has with Scott & Ramona's 1st meeting in Scott Pilgrim, me & my College Girlfriend 1st met exactly as Tom & Machika are depicted as having 1st met here. Additionally, I never even heard of Scott Pilgrim until after me & the real Machika started dating. The real Machika's college life went exactly as described here. & I am a magnet for the supernatural, so everything involving "the real Tom" (me) went exactly as described here as well. Machika's life before meeting Tom is based on what the real Machika told me about her life before the 1st time she met me.
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                              Nevvi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
                              Thanks for the fav!
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                              You're welcome.
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                              ask-theangelofsouls Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
                              (Hey, i sent you a note.)
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                              (Just replied)
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                              ask-theangelofsouls Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
                              (Thank you)
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                              Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Student General Artist
                              I just figured out what to do with that AI design you suggested. A fortune-telling AI computer with a typical gypsy machine as it's chassis. But the AI is being used against its will, making the fortunes it dispenses become very cryptic.
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                              human-groveback Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
                              I don't remember suggesting this to you. Could you link me back to where I did so?
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                              Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Student General Artist
                              I can't seem to find it, my comments section is a mess, or it might have disappeared after I replied (darn tiny checkbox). Anyway, this was tied into a discussion about future ideas regarding something Lydia Nirvana's witch/wizard group would have done. It was either you or :iconnexsus113: . Whatever the case, I'm considering this new scenario for use.
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                              human-groveback Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
                              Oh.
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                              Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Student General Artist
                              Goggles and the Tears is fully completed, in case you didn't get the memo. For the more concise layout, I made a copy on ArchiveOfOurOwn. archiveofourown.org/works/5880… But there's new pictures here as well, the most recent of which was done in a collab.
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                              human-groveback Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
                              I'll look at it when I get the chance.
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                              Hi. I thought you might like to know that I spoke with Ross Scott via email, asking if he was okay with me using his caricature of Gordon, and if he had ideas on what to add that I didn't know about. He said that he "didn't have much advice for fanfics", but also said that the whole Bioshock trilogy was a letdown to him compared to System Shock. (Me, I played Bioshock 1 first, then SS2, but liked both of them.). Then he went on to say that he didn't like Infinite at all, let alone its ending - and watched a playthrough of it, didn't buy it himself. Finally, he stated, "Infinite played it so loose by the end, you can probably write whatever you want and have it fit within the storyline."
                              Works for me. And here I was afraid that I'd screw something up in someone else's canon. But if even that's messed up beyond credibility, well, I guess that problem solves itself.
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                              I've been meaning to ask him for the details on what happened on Monday that Gordon didn't want a repeat of, as well as what the number 1 worst apartment that Gordon's been in was.
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                              That, I'd rather leave to Ross' work, if he even brings it up. I'm just guessing that Eddie survived the 7 Hour War since Mike mentions him as well.
                              Oh, btw, I've been working on some fanart just for kicks, and I wanted to ask this question: If Alex DeLarge (from A Clockwork Orange) was a Splicer, what kind would he be, and what plasmids would he use, alongside his Droogs, if they were in Rapture instead of England?
                              I couldn't shake Alex doing "Singing in the Rain" while committing "Ultraviolence" on other Splicers; not only that, but I've even imagined the setting for this drawing: The "Rhea Milk Bar" in Fort Frolic, where the dispensed milk is laced with Gene Tonics, and what they're sipping contains Bloodlust.
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                              Oh, you get those references to Gordon's past? Actually, knowing Ross, all of the "throwaway backstory incident" gags are probably based on things that happened to Ross in real life. It's been confirmed that the "squirrel in the power lines" line from Episode 1 happened, just at a different school. Also, I never saw the entirety of the movie, so I couldn't help you. Still, that's an amusing mental image. & speaking of fan-stuff ideas, what do you think of my idea for a crossover between Code: Lyoko & A Series of Unfortunate Events?
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                              ask-theangelofsouls Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
                              For my version of the guardians, they act as mercenaries who travel to places ripe with strife and save them
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                              human-groveback Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
                              Ah.
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                              ask-theangelofsouls Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
                              As for the Lightsworn, they act as guardians over both human and monster world
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                              human-groveback Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
                              I see. But you said as far as the Angels in each group go, the Guardians are higher up on the heavenly corporate ladder than the Lightsworns, right?
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                              Shanteque Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
                              Thankyou for the fav!! ^-^ :3!! -hugs-
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                              human-groveback Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
                              Thou art welcome. What do you think of that RP idea I suggested?
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                              Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student General Artist
                              Hello again. I just wanted to mention something I discussed with my Dad in Austin. He knows a lot about Marathon, and I took some notes on what he explained to me. I'm building two brief chapters involving how SHODAN changed history using Elizabeth's powers.
                              - The S'pht can't live without their cybernetics, and anyone who controls those cybernetics can enslave them, so a page on a terminal told me. So I get to thinking: Rather than destroy them, SHODAN joins forces with the Pfhor before they ever attacked the Marathon, given how they saw her army arrive from a portal in orbit over Tau Ceti V.
                              - Similarly, SHODAN would take Dr. Breen's place as Earth's administrator in an alternate City 17, in alliance with the Combine.

                              Some additional notes on the side from what's not out yet:
                              - SHODAN has one fatal weakness in comparison to Durandal: He knows the limitations of what he can and can't do, but SHODAN does not, the godhood has gone to her head. ("I am drunk with this vision. God, the title suits me well," she said.)
                              - After Gordon manages to steal the Whistler and give it to Elizabeth, the final stretch of the battle ensues when Songbird attacks SHODAN face-first, (With Gordon shouting, "Hasta La Vista, baby") and everyone believes nothing would survive a blast like that. But somehow, SHODAN does, albeit with a severely damaged chassis that's still not weak enough for Durandal to jack into.
                              - That virus finally kicks in and 21 of the androids abruptly shut down.

                              There's one other twist, but I'll keep it secret.
                              All sound good so far?
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                              human-groveback Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
                              So far, yeah. At least put in something so the timeline alterations you're postulating could easily be undone by the characters. Also, remember what Gordon said when mocking Mjolnir Recon Number 54 about how easy the Pfhor got put down & the Cyborg's comment about cramped spaceships? I suggest putting in something to make Gordon eat that insult. Bear in mind: The Pfhor, unlike the Xenians, were smart. Mjolnir 54 often had to deal with Pfhor soldiers attacking him from all directions at once on UESC Marathon. Gordon only had to deal with groups of Xenians attacking from the front except on rare ocassions until he got to Xen itself. The Pfhor on the Von Braun were only forced to attack from the front because of the direction they were going in to get to their target from where they entered the ship from.
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                              Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Student General Artist
                              I tweaked the last part of chapter 17 to include SHODAN unleashing a torrent of Pfhor aliens from a Tear in the Citadel, from 2 directions at once thanks to the surrounding catwalks and hallways. She
                              And if that wasn't enough, a Confiscation Field activates with an android stealing Gordon's Gravity Gun.
                              Fortunately, as a dying Elizabeth mentioned, this is the point where the G-Man intervenes and rescues all 5 refugees at once, Alyx included. But it was a darn close call.
                              It's still become a difficult task for me to show some character development with Gordon. My dad suggested moving away from Freeman's Mind just a little, which I think makes sense. Only thing I'm not sure about is how such a change would fit with how Alyx felt about Gordon, since Ross Scott hasn't caught up to HL2 yet. It's all AdLib from here.
                              Character development in general isn't one of my strong points in writing, I'm afraid. I am learning, though.
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