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Cyborg Raceship "Souldriven"
"It's time. (Is this what you want? Are you happy with what we've become? Is this the way you want to live?)"
About this creation
Story: Welcome race-fans! Today's Cyborg racer profile is "Souldriven" (Devin Townsend 'Infinity'). Now, while it is well known that the conversion from human being to entirely computerised spaceship is generally a safe procedure, occasionally, things do go wrong, which can have to unforseen results. Souldriven is one such case. Originally a hovercar race driver, Timothy Zuker deceided to take that next leap into the digital world and download his mind into a raceship's computer. The operation was smooth and all safety protocols were adhered to. However something went wrong, perhaps if only on the quantum level. All we know for certain is that upon "awakening" in his new state, the new digital Timothy was, for want of a better word, mad. In between bouts of severe pain, he claimed God had chosen him to "save the Solar System". Offers were made to correct this "glitch", however Souldriven, as he now called himself, violently refused. Ordering the engineers to provide him with very large optics, an experimental, long-range rocket engine and clad him in garish colours, he thus declared that God had chosen him for a special purpose. He, and he alone, was to search the Oort Cloud for His Divine Signature. Souldriven related God's story that he had 'signed' his creation, the Universe, with His Holy mark, somewhere in the solar system and Souldriven alone was to find it and prove God's existence, once and for all, and bring peace to Mankind. Why else would God have given humans sentience, if not to find and prove God's existence? So he sets off on his Holy appointed journey, scanning every asteroid, every pebble in the Solar System for God's mark. But his quest is expensive, and he must postpone his search every few years to race and win more prize money that he devotes to his Hunt for the Almighty's Scribble. Be wary, fellow raceships, Souldriven will let NOTHING get in his way...

Build: Ok, I know, at first it looks like I've overdosed on Homeworld designs, but Homeworld colours have reason and logic to them. No, I wanted a crazier look-the 80's! The colours and design are based on works by the Memphis design movement of the 1980's, which sought to shock the design establishment with bold, garish colours and offbeat, fun designs. So what do I think of it? To be honest I'm a bit lukewarm with how Souldriven turned out, but it was fun to try something more offbeat, and I became a bit attached to his story (I hope I was able to relate it well). I also had fun with manipulating the photos. What do you think???





You can see the two crazy camera's here. I've circled an area on top (using my Photoshop PROWESS!) that I think is really boring and makes him look flat overall. But I couldn't make anything work there so I gave up.

Plan shot. You can see the engine layout where fuel atoms are shot out from the two red tanks and ionised but the...er, ionizing zapper thingy.

He also has fenders that protect the fuel ignition hose (yellow)



Also has small attitude thrusters (yellow 2x1 brick with 2 blue 1/2 pins) near the base of his "eye" stalks.

"No, the pain...is ...return...ing....!"



"rkrkrkrkrkrkrkrkrkrkr,rkrkrk"

"......"

"Aaarkk!"

"NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNnnnnnnnn!"

"Ah...ah...get out of my way! I MUST win!!"

Memphis bookcase thing.



Comments

 I like it 
  November 14, 2008
the more I look at it, the more I like it, really my fav. speaking of: the 39th cyborg racer just entered the collective. any ideas for the 50th? a contest maybe?
 I like it 
  May 24, 2008
This is the racer that I prefer, very interesting design and colors. I also like the photoshopped pics lol
 I like it 
  May 14, 2008
nice job, plz review my mocs.
 I like it 
  May 4, 2008
Well, I'm not so fond of the story. I do kinda like the build. There is some great SNOT work going on here, but I think there could have been some more greebs. Also, I know you did it on purpose, but I do not like the colors.
 I like it 
  May 3, 2008
Certain elements of that backstory have a strangely familiar ring to them.
 I like it 
  May 2, 2008
Yeah, a metal song. Or a mid 90's video game. Or an RPG... or Mrs. Ocean on Friday night at the local pub. You know, whatever... Later ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  May 2, 2008
An interesting departure from your usual style... also kind of on the large side for a Raceship, but considering his true purpose that isn't too surprising. Awesome backstory too. Great!
 I like it 
  May 2, 2008
Woah,this thing gave me vertigo,Souldriven,it definately sounds from the 80's,kinda like a heavy Metal song.
 I like it 
  May 2, 2008
Great story and another great racer. The whole thing sorta reminds me of a bad trip. And I don't mean to the grocery store. J/K Good job.
 I like it 
  May 2, 2008
Wow, that's ugly! In a good way, I mean. I like the freaky eyestalks.
 I like it 
  May 2, 2008
Right on, Ocean! Not a bad little MOC at all. I'm diggin' the garish color scheme, and you've got some cool angles and textures going on in the MOC. I'd say the story, however, outshines the MOC. That's got potential for all kinds of fantastic visuals, characters, storylines (and metaphores, I might add!) that could be illustrated with MOC's for the next century!!!
 I like it 
  May 2, 2008
Hmmm... well, the design looks fun, yes fun is just the word, I like it! It's also good to see a bonus in the form of a story :)
 
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