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[[… ]] This is a curated Youtube playlist featuring music by other artists that sound like they would fit perfectly in a cartoon, game or narrated picture book that featured Spooky, Bocha (Cyberpumpkin character) and their world.
I came across the image featured in the youtube video below during one of my thrice-weekly desktop wallpaper harvests.  When I see things that remind me of my character Spooky in some way on deviantArt, I add it to my Favorites.  At this point, I have a whole Favorites folder dedicated to these images: Have a look!…

So why do I bother? Doesn't it just make Spooky seem less creative or, worse, like an idea swiped from another artists? It might, I guess. The real point is to demonstrate how Spooky's concept draws on a common archetype that manifests over and over in artists' ideas. While it's true that most of these artists' influences are not wholly independent of each other, the concept can't exactly be traced back to designs from Kindom Hearts (the buggy Heartless creatures) or a Tim Burton movie or an early RPG on the original Game Boy.

I want to show how Spooky really is just a run-of-the-mill Level 1 dungeon creature you'd see alongside slimes, giant rats and skeletons.

Anyway, the not-Spooky pic in the youtube video below is the album cover for Faded Paper Figures from a group called The Matter.  Give their stuff a listen, you might like it!  I do!

  • Listening to: Big Hero 6 OST: We Can Be Immortals
  • Reading: Cut Adrift:Families in Insecure Times
  • Watching: The Devil is a Part-Timer, Kamen Rider Gaim
  • Playing: Brave Frontier
  • Eating: "fruit salad" trail mix
  • Drinking: lukewarm coffee with milk

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J00m4n Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
thanks for the Llama ^u^
Ferntear Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Student Artist
My new pet llama and I thank you for bringing us together!
BlackWhiteKate Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
And I tell you thanks for Llama))
TravisWeymers Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama!
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice gallery :) I like your pieces with the little black guys in :nod:
Cyberpumpkin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  Glad you like my little 5HP first-level dungeon Spooks! :)
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:!  I'm so pleased you like my sleeping kitty :D
JesnCin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi! Thanks for the watch :D
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional
Cheers for the watch & faves.
Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Thanks a lot ! Have a nice day :dance: :rose:
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