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The Ground Feels Strange Here by BJPentecost The Ground Feels Strange Here by BJPentecost
This was a piece I did for a contest. It did not win so I scrapped it. Forgot I had saved it to an external drive. Glad I did. I don't think it's a bad piece, just maybe not quite what the judges were looking for.


I'm so tired of zomnies always being the bad gu.... zomnies? XD Lol, that's a goofy typo. Maybe people who voted for Romney? Zomnies for Romney! =P Zomnie 2016! Or how about no. XD I might be slightly demented. Anyway, I'm tired of zomnies.... ZOMBIES! JEEZE! There is something wrong with me today. XD Well, there's pretty much something wrong with me every day but today especially. ZOMBIES! ZOMBIES! ZOMBIES! GRAH! Oh great, now zombies are probably going to come pouring out of my bathroom mirror. What was I saying? Shit, I forgot my damn point. XD Boy, I am James Joyceing the fuck out of this shit today. Most of you probably don't know who James Joyce is. You're better off not knowing. DO NOT Google it. Trust me. Stream of consciousness is the ultimate evil. It's even worse than zomnies. =P

I'm tired of zombies always being the bad guys but what if they were the good guys? I'm sure I'm not the only one to come up with this idea (Warm Bodies? Mummies Alive? Although.... are living mummies necessarily zombies? Uh oh, I've offended the mummy community, now I'm in trouble.) but you just don't see good zomnies... ok, fuck it, they are zomnies from now on. I am officially renaming zombies "zomnies." This is like the twentieth time I've typed zomnies instead of zomnies. ZOMBIES. OH MY GOD. XD Maybe I need to go back to bed. Jesus Christ.

ANYWAY! What I am trying and failing miserably to convey is the idea that perhaps the UNDEAD (Ha!) aren't always these "I want to eat your brains" brainless bad guys. I find that to be terribly overplayed. I think something can still be scary.... maybe even scarier when it isn't reaching for your face and screeching cliche onomatopoeias (of course I would spell onomatopoeias right on the first go, some malevolent force is mocking me today, I swear).
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:iconizayatrollinorihara:
IzayaTrollinOrihara Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still pretty good though. I love the creativity :)
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^__^
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IzayaTrollinOrihara Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome ^-^
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Zhon890 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't know if I commented on this already, but if I did, oh well.

I freaking love this piece.  It's probably my favorite out of all of your art.  I only wish I, for some reason, had a really tall monitor, so it could be my background and I could stare at it forever 0_0

... Or at least whenever I have no windows up, which is rare.
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:boogie: Wow! Thanks! :D I'm flattered. I must ask though. What is it about this one that makes it your favorite? :O
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Zhon890 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think it's mostly the theme and color scheme.  I love creepy nightmarish type things...  Plus it kind of gives me an early 90's horror film poster feeling.  The concept itself is just awesome as well.

Also, I just now noticed your initials.  Nice touch :D
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Jyces Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Beautiful!
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Stegron Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Check this link out:www.thezombiehunters.com/zombi…
Here you find one kind of "good" zombies: The mercy-zombies.
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Astralnature Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Please don't take this to mean I dislike your art but sometimes I love your comments more than art. I was giggling uncontrolably when I read zomnies about the second time and each time it came up I kept giggling. Just thinking of it makes me giggle. Please keep being you.
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
XD Lol. You're not the first person to say that. Don't worry. No offense taken. =P
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Astralnature Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm slightly jealous. I wish I could write creepy as well as you can draw it.
How have you been? I know we aint best buds or nothing but I figured I'd chat you up again.
Still hating FL drivers? (thank god I got out of there lol)
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heh. I'm alright. Still hoping and dreaming about getting out of FL.

Believe me, I have a deep and intimate knowledge of the nature of your frustration. I am an aspiring writer as well. I write, if I do say so myself, damn good and compelling characters. However, my organization is poor, my stories are too loose, and I lack the chess-like thinking of great authors like GRRM who know how to set up the most obscenely complex pattern of dominoes and knock em down in the most literarily satisfying ways. On top of that, context is part of what makes characters believable, likeable, and compelling in the first place so my written characters come across as the literary equivalent of a highly detailed character painting against a plain, white background.

It's frustrating because I want to write. I have a story. I have many stories. But getting them out...... not so easy.
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Astralnature Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure you will get out. The determined will succeed.

I just wish I could write a story half descent and feel inspired to finish it. I need inspiration and drive and I'm not feeling any of it. I have stories in my head but it takes so loooooong to write it and I just feel like I already know the story. There's no need any more. lol. And I'm just lazy. I know I could never equal GRRM or JKR or JRRT or any of those greatnesses.

I wish I could help you or motivate you buuuuuuut.... lol

How's everything else going for ya?
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heh. I know that feeling. Every time I sit down to write, I think of GRRM and I am intimidated the !@#$%^&* away from my keyboard. XD

As for how things are going, hectic but otherwise okay. Thanks for asking. ^__^
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Astralnature Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dont be. The only ''good'' thing I could tell you is to write for yourself and not others. Then it wont matter what others say.

No problem. Good to hear that its crazy but okay. Better than boring and not so good. lol
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GaiaWolfess Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-shudders-
This right here is one of those dreadful twisted thoughts/fears i have on the odd occasion made tangible.
The sensation when you step on a patch of earth that feels and sounds hollow and the thought of what may lie bellow, what endless horrors might be right beneath your feet.... somthing dreaful and horrific masked by a false sense of comfort, familiarity and natural beauty...
Scary shit, its as though you litterally reach into my braid and (... thats gotta be some sort of pun) dredged up one of my darkest thoughts and fears. I both love and hate this piece all the more for it.

Great work all round!
(gotta love those zomnies... -resists clicking the spell check correction-)
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love the way you describe your fear. It's so...... tangible. Also, I swear to god, 90% of the time when I spelled "zomnies" and went to correct it, I ended up spelling zomnies again! XD Zomnies! *Goes back to correct.* Zomnies! *Goes back to correct.* Zomnies! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! *facekeyboard*
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GaiaWolfess Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol writing is a stronger point of mine i do NOT exercise enough :3

I literally did the autopilot of clicking spell check and changing it back to zombies... had to retype it and avoid it a second time.
My partner just read the comments over my shoulder and looked at the picture and after a thoughtful drink of his tea said rather casually "i thought she meant zomnies as in zombie knees" then pointed to the many protruding limbs on the picture before wordlessly shuffling back upstairs.... laughed pretty hard.
you full time artists, complete nut cases xD
:heart:
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAH. XD
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jackdude180 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I renember this comp. wasnt it for a movie or something along thouse lines :?
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Insidious 2. :)
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great piece!! I like the concept and it's well made :clap:
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :-)
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kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
That WOULD be an interesting story. Dr. Asimov created the 'good robots' idea. Perhaps an author of :iconbjpentecost: could do the same? :)
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heh. ^__^ I wish. I would REALLY need to hone my writing skills. As it is, I am horribly prone to purple prose. =P
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Peteru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
In case of zombies I think it would be spelled "om-nom-atopoeia"...
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
PPPPFFFTTTTTTT! LOLOLOLOLOL. XD You win the punniest punner award for the day.
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Peteru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am a punny guy. :E
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Rianq Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think I remember the original concept, it turned out nicely. :)
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Well, the traditional zombie tends to be a victim and servant of whoever raised it. The "zombie as the bad guy" thing is a product of modern movies.

Many Black Hearts 
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Whoa awesome!
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:iconkieth-wolfe:
Kieth-Wolfe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KILL ALL TEH ZOMNIES!
your descriptions are as incredible as your creations, for entirely different reasons XD
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. Thanks. I'm glad you feel that way. I very nearly almost deleted the whole textfield on grounds that it makes me look like a crackhead. XD
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Kieth-Wolfe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's the beauty of it! XD i always make sure to read your descriptions because it's better than what most comedians do XD
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Timberwolf1969 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. It's some sort of sythesis of the arts that's going on in between your pictures and your descriptions.
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Kieth-Wolfe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
quite so, she has that talent :3
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Mars-The-Horse Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
SCARY :)
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