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Written by;
J.Z. Belexes [link]

Lines by;
Seb [link]

Colors by;
Amanda Boone [link]
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:iconbattledroidunit047:
Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Wait, are you saying Sludge is a girl?! PREPOSTEROUS!
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:iconbioc:
bioc Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful Mosaic. Excellent job!
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studiogdp Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
I love the mood of this piece! Very stark! Great stuff to all involved!
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IggySeymour Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
The best I seen! :dummy:
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Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was a good Mosaic. The art and coloring are top notch. Particularly moving is the finger as it etches the name in the stone, I suppose that if the "J" just had a little upswing on the end, there wouldn't have been as much confusion as to what letter it represented.

Well done.
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Poor Sludge. :(
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:iconsaganich:
saganich Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
In case anyone's interested, the inks&letters-only version can be found here: [link]

...and I apologize again for that ouburst, that was just the initial frustration talking! :stupidme:
Cheers :)
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murraben Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If anyone would befriend an alien species, out of all the Dinobots, it would definitely be Sludge. :heart: I really enjoyed this piece. The facial expressions, the gritty textures - everything comes together very nicely.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Awwww... poor Sludge!
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:iconwildnova:
wildnova Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
I don't know the character right off the bat but its so sad yet sweet. :cries:
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exceedinglyspherical Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Yay Sludge! Or Sluj. :P Nice to see him pop up in one of these. And not as a complete dumbass either.
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LeoKingdomMaster Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Has the internet really destroy our sense of deceny to the point where that reads "slut" to so many? Apparently so.
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:iconcoraxonyx:
coraxonyx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Awww Sludgie. He's always been my favorite Dino. And very popular with the ladies.
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AndyTurnbull Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant stuff.
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saganich Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Thankies on behalf of the crew behind this!
Cheers :beer:!
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Vestras Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
A beautiful mosaic! Great art and a nice if tragic moment for an under used character.

I read slut at first too. Might be worth an edit to tweak it a bit. Of course it also works as a good Rorschach Test too :)
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M3Gr1ml0ck Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Wow, intense. And the style of the art is perfect for the mood of the story.
I'd say the name is Sluj, thus explaining Sludge's choice of his own name.
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saganich Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
:beer: !
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LadyJet2 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
oohhhh *huggles Sludge*
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MikePriest83 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
I like this a whole bunch. Sludge always did like alien women. :)
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:iconsaganich:
saganich Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Thanks a whole bunch! :D
I've always enjoyed your work, I must say....clever stuff!
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:iconhde2009:
hde2009 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Artist
Yah - he's a regular Captain Kirk-o-bot!
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you do, and yes he does. ;)
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Grimbot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Seb = Master of inking.
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saganich Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Tako mi mlijeka u prahu!
Hvala od srca! :D
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saganich Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
No offense to your eyesight, people, but why the hell would a supposed "T" be rotated 45 degrees away from the other letters?!? No matter how hard I try, I simply cannot see the word "SLUT" here.

It's "SLUJ". Alien name. Proper noun. If it's hard to understand, it's my fault alone.
By the way, it sounds the same as "SLUDGE"

Ring any bells?

There are other things on that page beside that one letter, y'know....
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fourth-heir Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
have to say I had no trouble reading "Sluj" - I was only left wondering if you'd spelled it that way as her natural spelling or a play on Sludge's famed stupidity that he couldn't even spell "Sludge" correctly ;)
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saganich Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Hehheh :D

There are fans out there who THINK, after all!
...and wow, thanks so much for going through all that trouble and spelling it out for everyone! We're in your debt, kind mister!

Glad ya like it! :)
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Just doing my job, citizen! *adopts heroic pose against the sunset* :)
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saganich Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
:salute:
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saganich Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Sorry for the outburst, but I'm a bit annoyed that everything gets overshadowed by one stupid carved letter. If it ruined everything forever for ya, it's my fault and mine alone, and don't let that topple the rest of this piece.

Kudos to Mr. J.Z. for writing an extremely intense and moving story, and to Ms. Boone for engaging my heavy (and generally un-colourable) inks and emerging as a winner most brilliant!

Peace :)
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Artist
Oi! I've coloured your inks! And it's dead easy! :D
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saganich Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Yup, you did!
Those were different, not as heavily shadowed and solid-black-smudged as these...

...but totally HARDCORE in a whole different way, I dare to say :D

I still haven't seen that, btw....I presumed I'm not allowed to till the book is finished.
Sooo..a little peek on my e-mail, plz? :blush:
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:iconhde2009:
hde2009 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Artist
Hurrrmm... I'll have to check my hard drive.

A lot of stuff either got redistributed to flash drives or outright erased when I had my virus problems a while back. Any of the BWSC stuff will be safe somewhere - it's just a question of finding that 'somewhere' and pulling the file out.

Shaun's got it, in any case.

Incidentally, inks on BWSC are, a few minor details I need approval on notwithstanding, complete. I'll be colouring the last two pages and lettering the whole shebang after Auto Assembly.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
And thank you again Seb! This piece turned out so much better than I had even envisioned.
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saganich Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
My pleasure, mister!
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Grimbot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Makar ti ne seru da si unistio sve kontinjuitete. :P
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saganich Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Opa! :omg:

Jos neko s mog govornog podrucja ko se kuzi u ove bezvezarije!
PRVI do sad u zivotu!

Ovo mi uljepsalo dan, bez daljnjeg.. :D
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Grimbot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
*kontinuitete.
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Tramp-Graphics Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very nice piece.
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Solrac333 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Yeah, I don't get it. Who is "her"? And I also read "slut".
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fourth-heir Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
In the very second panel he mentions that she's a native. Since the story is set on planet Klo it means she looked like a small pink goblin - the planet appeared in the old marvel comics once. [link] :)

And speaking of the comics... Sludge befriended reporter Joy Meadows in the UK G1 comics back in the day and nearly got her killed by the 'cons when she planned to go public with her proof that not all the giant robots were evil. This story no doubt homages that relationship.

The name on the headstone is Sluj - it could be her natural spelling or an indication of Sludge's stupidity that he can't even spell such a simple word as "sludge" correctly ;)
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Solrac333 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Ok. Thanks for the info.
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BatboyEXE Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
the last letter is a backwards L, not a T, so it says more like "Slul"
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:iconfourth-heir:
fourth-heir Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
It's a J - it could be her natural spelling or an indication of Sludge's stupidity that he can't even spell such a simple word as "sludge" correctly ;)
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I like to think of it as a simple translation issue. ;)
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ActorzInc Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010   General Artist
Why? He befriends a person on a planet where he was, the same way that Bee befriended Spike.

She died, because she befriends giant machines at war, and was crushed.

It's a tragedy.
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Solrac333 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
I was thinking that the "her" was supposed to be major TF character.
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ActorzInc Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010   General Artist
Maybe in some continuity, she was "a" character, but I don't think a major one.
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
No one canonical, just a native that Sludge befriended during a mission to an alien world (which should be familiar to Marvel comics readers...)
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