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P.E.R.N. by Ghostwalker2061 P.E.R.N. by Ghostwalker2061
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This is a joke, okay? It's just a joke. If any of you start thinking this is a story idea for the next Halo fic of mine, then, I will hit you over the head. Woe upon me if I ever get caught by the Weyr police on this one.

Trust me on this one, Telek's drunk driving wasn't the thing that sent him 2500 years into the future. That was all "AIVAS'S" idea! Damn talking wall!

Though I have seen many Pern images on DA, a few maps here and there, but not one of those guys have given a try to recreate the planet in a spacescape type scene. Guess I'm the first.
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Joli: Temporal transference successful, Excellency.

Telek: We here?

Rolu: Yes, Supreme Commander. The Luminary is picking up Forerunner artifacts on the eccentric red planet passing through that Oort Cloud.

Telek: Do what, now?

Rolu: Forerunner artifacts, Excellency.

Telek: Alright, alright. We'll handle that later. Right now I've gotta deal with the distress signal. At last, finally, I found him. 300 light-years from Earth and 2500 Earth years into the future, but I found him. Let's just hope they're both together. We cloaked?

Joli: Yes, Excellency.

Telek: Good, we don't want the descendants of the abandoned colony refugees to know we're here. Head straight for the Southern Continent. Nice and quiet, fellas. Nice and quiet. Doesn't look like to me they've used Tier 3 technology in a while. Seein' a space ship like mine might scare the crap outta them.

Joli: Yes, Excellency.

Rolu: It has been 2500 years since the war. It's possible that the Spartan may no longer be alive.

Telek: I know that, but I know for one that Kiryuu is or else we wouldn't be here. Maybe he can tell us what happened to the Chief.

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There. Chew on that. There won't be more. Come at me, you Pern purists! Come at me! At least I'm not doing Yaoi in Pern.

Pern belongs to Anne McCaffery.

Halo belongs to Bungie.

The Funny Joke belongs to me.

Image done in 3D Studio Max and Photoshop CS3.
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Innomadic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
This....can't.....be......ANOTHER.....coincidence.....

Only just finished the first book and i thought, wouldn't it be cool it Pern was a shield world itself....and its the one MC crash landed on.....then a lone helljumper falls into Ruatha valley and then some random stuff happens from there.

I'm sorry, i know you have intention of writing it...its just that so many coincidences in terms of concepts have occurred in my first two weeks on here :lol:
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Uh...

The Red Star is the shield installation, the Chief doesn't crash in Ruatha, he crashes on the Red Star.
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Innomadic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
I was just saying that was my thought, and it was close to yours was all
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Innomadic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Sorry for double post, but i realised i just did the same thing that annoyed you last time :O

AWESOME job on the render :D
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Master Chief on Pern...might happen given the unpredictability of slipspace and the effect of a slipspace gateway slamming shut while a ship is passing through...

"We usually worry about Thread falling from the sky...but this is a new one on me."

Probably a good thing you're not going to write a Pern/Halo mashup. Suppose the Brutes found Pern. They drop a grav lift...a few errant firelizards get inside...pass some images to dragons...Energy shielding does not hold up under high heat too well. And it could get just plain wierd.

"This stranger falls from the sky and impresses a dragon?"
"No...I didn't. I think Cortana did."
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, the story was written, but it was written for my amusement and kept on an external hard drive. It is not posted anywhere on the Net.

It pretty much revolved on a what-if scenario of a possible fate of President Knight and the Master Chief landing on the Red Star, to which they discover is a Forerunner Shield Installation during the time of the first Fall of Pern. The Yokohama, instead of being just a colony ship, ends up being a Phoenix-class warship, which was a colony ship retrofitted into a warship during the Human-Covenant war and then was used to defend Pern when a small fleet of Covenant ships attacked it, leaving it a bit damaged, which then strands our colonists on Pern permanently.

Knight, before crashing upon the Red Star, did discover an ONI report of the mycrohizor life form later on known as Thread and when he finally reaches Pern, because of ONI secrecy, could not inform the colonists of its existence. So pretty much the lack of preparation for the First Fall was his fault. The Covenant, on the other hand release the Flood on the Red Star, which the Chief traps in the Shield World and him inside of it, leaving Kiryuu to take a Long Sword to Pern alone. And the Covenant leave Pern to its fate as the Fall begins, hoping that the fungus will wipe out the remaining colonists.

Of course we know that does not happen. In the mean time, Kiryuu sends out his distress signal, which goes unanswered for over 2500 years and on into the Ninth Pass, in which the descendants reactivate him (if you have not read the 12 stories that he is involved in, you won't know what I mean by reactivate) confuse him for AIVAS and he gives them the solution of ridding Pern of Thread to keep them busy while he has an ulterior motive of bringing a fleet of Seperatist Covenant ships lead by Telek (from 2500 years ago) to find out what happened to the Chief and Cortana and to return all three to the Earht's past.

And no, there is no the Chief or Cortana impressing a dragon or dragons and the Elites show their annoyance to the Pern dragons many times due to the fact they've had rough dealings with Earth's dragons of Shadowrun fame. Telek hating Manda and being annoyed with Dunkelzahn (who's on his ship BTW), Shri grumbling about Lofwyr, and Cujo cursing Malcho's name. Trust me, they don't like dragons.

But I will express again, this story is only for my amusement. It will never be shown.
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AsukiElric Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
You, my friend, are genius! :love:
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TasheBird Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist
I find this incredibly amusing, being both a fan of Pern and Halo. Such a creative combination, and a wonderful rendition of a 3-D model of pern. Haha! xD Very funny joke it is indeed.
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Dreaming-Glory Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
pfpfpfpfff this... this is amazing! ;A; I bet this is exactly, if not close, to what Jaxom, Ruth, and the other Dragonriders and dragons saw when they went up to the Yokohoma.

I'm not into Halo, so I'm probably missing the Halo references, but still, this is epic! D:
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You should see the wallpaper version. Less flaws, more detail.
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Dreaming-Glory Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Wallpaper?? OuO I... must... see... And I may as well check out the rest of your gallery while I'm at it, too. I always feel guilty for fav and running, because I never look at the rest of the gallery. :C
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DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I was actually shocked when I saw this.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Shocked why?
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DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
not a lot of people where i live even know what Pern is XD
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, where do you live?
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DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Canada =D
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I don't live in Canada. I live in Tennessee.
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DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So many of my friends on MSN live their XD
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Pern in the Haloverse? Interesting idea...
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Chamaelirium Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought you were joking when you said "yaoi in Pern"... and then I found it. Shivers.

Awesome view of the planet! Beautifully done space view, gives the planet a real perspective.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx, I posted a better composition of the planet than that. That was like the test run. Here's the finish product...

[link]

Also, it's many views...

[link]

I never really found any good images of Pern out in space. So, I did my own version.

Yeah, yaoi in Pern. It's out there. I don't have a problem when it comes to green riders and blue riders male/male relationship as long as it's not the SUBJECT of the story...because that at least is in Pern. However, making a male become a queen rider just to have some bishi-looking bronze rider swoon over him is just stupid.
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Chamaelirium Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's kinda what I thought, surely there's enough blue/green rider fodder to satisfy any fangirl? But the improbability of a male impressing a queen... hmm. That's stretching the friendship!

Nah, your images are great. I've just been re-reading the very first book of Landing, so it's actually great to have an image to put in my head when they're all still orbiting and staring down!
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Apparently they think it's not fair that only girls can ride the big gold queens and get the cute bronze riders that they want to change it to suit their idiocy without really understanding why things are the way they are. Anne McCaffery put a lot of detail in her books to make sure we get that this is how it goes. Of all the books I've read from her, I've found she doesn't leave anything out.

And you'd think that the fangirls would get some fanservice from the crazy sex frenzy orgy that happens during mating flights too, but NOOO! (A part of a chapter in the White Dragon is devoted to it and well, ANY time Ramoth rises to mate...) Anne McCaffery delivers, but that's not good enough for the idiot fangirls. God, I hate them so much!

Maybe because Anne wrote the greens and blue riders to be homosexual but not GAY. Because apparently from what I've gathered from my homosexual male friends, there's a difference between being a homosexual male and GAY. They're homosexual, but they're not bushi girlboy emo gits. And that's why the fangirls aren't satisfied.
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Chamaelirium Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ha ha ha ha.... ohhh. nice. When you said "bishi girlboy" I had a sudden mental image of a Thai girlboy trying to Impress a dragon.... disturbing.
Yeah, there's something to be said for writing fanfiction within the guidelines of, say, the actual characters or worlds. I was looking at Anne's site and she's fairly specific about fanfic. When I occasionally write fanfic (none of Pern, I could never do it justice) I make myself stay so firmly within the boundaries of the characters that I hate myself. It's just rude to take someone elses ideas and corrupt them. I can only imagine someone like Tolkien spinning in his grave from the gay!bishie!Legolas-and-any-other-elf fanfic that I'm sure is out there... may I never stumble across any.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I do not dare attempt to show my Pern stories off. They're mostly for my entertainment only and not anyone else's. However, the only Pern art I'm willing to do is the renders of the planet.

I don't think I could draw her dragons correctly despite being a good dragon artist.
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Chamaelirium Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is hard to capture someone elses very specific image. Some of the dragon interpretations dome by other artists have been totally mystifying to me, but then some of those are the ones Anne said match what she imagines! Oh well.
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risingphoenix1988 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
honestly, you could do Yaoi on P.E.R.N. though, because it's flat out mentioned in the books that most Blue and Green riders have homosexual relationships.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Not between a bronze rider and a queen rider, you can't. And that is what I was referring to. Yes, I know about the whole green and blue rider thing. That is cannon...the yaoi is not.

You do not seem to understand what I'm referring to when I say yaoi. When I say yaoi, I am talking about noncannon homosexual relationships, not cannon homosexual relationships. It is also called slash.

I actually made a whole statement about this once and it said that I know about greens and blue riders. If you have not read that statement I posted, do not think that I do not know otherwise.
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Tsuki-Spartaness Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my Gawd... I love you for this. Seriously.

Pern and Halo?
My two loves! Together!

Thankyou so much!
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Rhapsody-Girly Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
WOW! i didn't except to see something like this for fan-art of the pern story even if its made as a joke, amazing job with this, it looks extremely realistic!
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You should also see this. This gives all the views of the planet Pern.

Well, I figured that despite the fact I was making a joke, I wanted to be still respectful of Anne's planet, so I wanted to do the image as realistic as possible.
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Rhapsody-Girly Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
well you did an amazing job with it :)
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SilverFox442 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
This is hillarious. And I only get it because my grade school had a few of Anne McCaffery's books...and it's been over four years since I read them. I may have to go back and read the others at some time...
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LadyDarkKitten Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
You ROCK! I have the Dragon Lovers guide to Pern and this it spectacular, did you use the DLG as a source?
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I used various images as my source and built my textures from that.
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LadyDarkKitten Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Well the planet is beautifully done, it looks just like I imagined it. KUDOS ^_^
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GinnyStar Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Its a lovely image of PERN It shows off part of Pern we don't see. I am a fan of PERN too. Many of AM fans and frends of AM would love this image I do.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love Pern as well. Though it has become a bit utopic for me, but I still love it. And I loved doing that image. It was fun. A bit of a pain getting everything to look right...actually, I managed to perfect the planet even more in the wallpaper. This deviation here was just the first version.

If you wanna see the better version...

[link]

Still shows most of the Southern Continent. I think it shows a good view of Drake's Lake and the tip of Nerat.
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009   General Artist
This is frigging fantastic! I have been wanting someone to make a competent render of Pern for YEARS. I have no idea how to use programs that do that sort of thing so I could never try it myself. But this is amazing! Do you have any high resolution images like this? Perhaps one of just the planet and space background? I would love to use something like that as a desktop wallpaper.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Apparently, you skipped over this image...

[link]
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009   General Artist
Ooooh sweet! Is there any possibility of you creating any other angles to see more of the planet, for those Pernoholics who just can't get enough? ;)

I've only seen one other render of Pern, which came out years ago, but these ones are about the best that anyone could wish for :drool:
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's a 3D object, I can spin it around any way I want.

And I'm surprised that only one Pern-a-holic managed to get mad by my joke.

Anyways, if you like dragons and I noticed you were the one who did that dragon size charge which I faved a while back...I have lots of dragons in my gallery as well. I even did a size chart on one of my larger dragons who really is the size of an airliner. Actually, he's about 15 feet shorter than a 747. Of course, I'm not a particular fav of Anne's dragons...eh, took the magic out of them when they were genetically engineered. But I think that was her point of it. But I do love Pern.
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bronze-dragonrider Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009   General Artist
Someone actually got mad at that...? :blink:

You have a great gallery, I love your Dark dragon character sheet :D

I actually liked that the dragons were genetically engineered, it helped it seem more "real world" rather than just generic fantasy were the dragons were just... there, lol.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, he's a bit smaller than the big guy.

I'm more of a urban fantasy fan. Magic being performed in the dystopian city backdrops and dragons owning car companies, running for president, and pretty much screwing society over because they can, that's what it's all about.
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hatochiisai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
HAH!!! That's hysterical. Freakin awesome joke. lol I loved the image of Pern, then I read the text below it... "Forerunner artifacts on the Red Star? Sounds like HALO..." Then I read your comments... and burst out laughing. That made my day. lol freakin sweet.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The only thing I can say is at last, someone got the joke and laughed and thought it was funny.

If I ever write and show off this story, I'll be putting in bold letters: "This story is a 200-page joke. That's all it is. Do not take the story seriously. (especially you avid Pern fans) And if you're not laughing by the time the joke ends, you don't have a sense of humor."
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hatochiisai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Or you just don't get it... I'm just a big fan of Pern and HALO both... What can I say. I'm a dork! And proud of it!!!
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's good to know someone who likes both. Someone said they felt sad because I made this joke. I tried to explain it to him it was a joke and nothing more and he still felt sad. Damned Pern purists.
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hatochiisai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o Why would he feel sad? It's not like you insulted it or tried to change the plot... It's more like... something that could have happened... just because a Covenant ship is passing by Pern it doesn't mean that they'll land there and there will be a big war between the dragonrider and elites... although... I think that the Dragonriders would probably win... LOL
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, according to the dialog exchanged there, they did plan on landing on Pern, but not to conquer it...but to rescue Aivas (Kiryuu), who sent out the distress signal to the Shipmaster of that ship personally.

And also find out about the Forerunner structures on the Red Star.

Actually, against this guy and his large fleet, they Dragonriders wouldn't win. He would have glassed the entire planet if he wanted to.
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