evayoblog:

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evayoblog:

9 (2009)

1 asserts his authority over the group.

His face, though.

You see this fancy cape and bitchin’ hat? It means I make the rules.

So sit down and shut your noob face up.

>:C

^^^ CAN’T BREATHE

I’m just gonna go and be dead, okay?

Okay.

Resurrecting this old gem. XD

Posted 1 year ago107 notes

viasrc

9 (2009)

THE TRANSFORMATION OF 1 — (SPOILERS)

Arguably one of the most intriguing pieces of symbolism in Shane Acker’s 9 is the reflection of 1’s inner transformation through the gradual loss of his outward adornments. Having placed himself for so long as the stitchpunk clan’s stubborn protector and leader, he’s suddenly thrust into conflict and insecurity by the coming of 9. The newcomer’s fresh views on the world threaten to not only unravel the established order, but also to unravel 1 himself.

Slowly, throughout the film, his garments are lost or removed in tandem with the changes he experiences emotionally and mentally. He’s forced to give up his jeweled cape and staff, at 9’s command, in order to save himself and the others from The Winged Beast. In this brief moment of desperation, he acknowledges that 9 is right and does as he’s told despite their many disagreements. And when he later finds himself ambushed by The Seamstress, he loses the penny decorating his crown. It happens just as he’s faced with the ramifications of his betrayal of 2, overwhelmed with fear and remorse upon seeing his dead body. These two instances alone are quite telling of 1’s conflict of identity and his struggle between right and wrong.

But most interesting, perhaps, is the final stage of his physical metamorphosis, in which his last remaining badge of office, his crown, is forfeit not by force or weakness, but by his own choice. Even with such limited expression, we can see in this simple action that he’s finally come to realize his place among the stitchpunk clan. He recognizes himself as a “bitter old pill” who flagrantly abused his power, blinded by his own arrogance and cowardice, and he knows now that he must let go of his position of leadership and pass it on to the younger and wiser; he must pass leadership to 9. We now see him for what he truly is, a tired old general who turned his back on his men, now left empty and without purpose.

But despite all that he’s lost, despite all the mistakes he made, he still has a soul, and we see this when he’s finally been stripped down to his bare essence. He was scared and weak and did horrible things to his fellow stitchpunks, but beneath that layer he’s just as human as the rest of them, and just as worthy of forgiveness. He may have strayed far down the wrong path, but in the end he manages to find his way back to the right one, even if it did take some inner turmoil to get there. And he sacrifices so much, including his own life, to prove that.

Posted 2 years ago149 notes

viasrc

Please forgive me, Tumblr. I am an awful awful person for making this. X’D

Posted 2 years ago150 notes

Some more ‘9’ gifs for your using pleasure. 83

All gifs have been added to the collection. :3

Posted 2 years ago80 notes

HELP, I CAN’T STOP

Adding these to the collection now. XD;

Posted 2 years ago30 notes

'9' REACTION GIF DUMP

lumiguin:

evayoblog:

Ladies and gentlemen, this is how I’ve spent my day.

All of these gifs have been added to the collection. WOW I’m exhausted.

Enjoy~ :3

*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEAK* MY REQUESTS!  You DO care ;~;

YES, I DO~ :D

Posted 2 years ago198 notes

viasrc

'9' REACTION GIF DUMP

Ladies and gentlemen, this is how I’ve spent my day.

All of these gifs have been added to the collection. WOW I’m exhausted.

Enjoy~ :3

Posted 2 years ago198 notes

Been working on this turn-around of Areli at the request of Rattles, but it’s going so slowly because my wrist is freaking killing me. ><; I’ve yet to add his cape and other things, so as of now he’s pretty much a naked Rel-Rel. XD

Since this is intended for reference purposes, I kept his optics closer in shape to the original film as opposed to drawing them in my usual style. I’m also using this as an opportunity to flesh out his overall design a bit, which admittedly isn’t very much, but little tweaks here and there do a lot to improve his look.

Hope you all enjoy le nekkid Areli~

Posted 2 years ago20 notes

A (very) quick, (very) crappy 9 doodle. XD Just… imagine it’s like… a storyboard. 83;

Whenever I think about the movie, I like to imagine a cut directly after 7, 5 and 9 leave the factory, where instead of seeing the Fabrication Machine constructing the Winged Beast, we see 1 standing alone in the watchtower, watching the columns of smoke billowing out of the factory in the distance. He knows now where 5 and the newcomer had gone, and the terrible result of their disobedience. Overall it’s just a dreadful imaginary scene.

(Also I have no idea what he’s holding in his right hand ga;lwlf;rg)

Posted 2 years ago31 notes

lampfaced:

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evayoblog:

lampfaced:

evayoblog:

Another concept sketch for Infinite 9. 

D’aaw, look at Vintner being all old and cranky. X3 He takes his position in the council a bit too seriously, it seems. If there were a more direct relation, I’d say he inherited a little too much of 1’s spark. XD

He normally wears a ceremonial robe like the other elders do, but I wanted to show what he looks like underneath~

Dammit Eva, every time you post stitchpunk character designs I’ve never seen before, I stop and look at mine and go “…YOU GUYS ARE SO BORING. WHY CAN’T YOU HAVE COOL LITTLE DETAILS LIKE EVA’S CHARACTERS.”

You have a character with a hand for a head.

If that’s boring, I’m very curious to know what exciting is. XD

I have to agree with Eva here Acro, seriously.

WOW i won’t like to interrupt this beautiful convo but

Acro

seriously….

( neat design btw, i really like how eva’s lines look, so clean)

well I guess I’ve been outvoted. :| derp.

I guess what I mean is, I see all the little details in hand and foot design and then little things like the knee-bindings here on this guy and I feel like once you get past the faces of them, a lot of my stitchpunks are rather.. nnngh. As far as body-designs / hand designs / foot designs go. I mean look at the feet on this guy and Shael and Xiv and all the accessories and other things we see you draw with your stitchpunks, and how you manage to incorporate human-like outfits into their body plans so seamlessly. How can anyone stand up to that.

I just find your designs so interesting in even their most basic concepts that I don’t think they require so many little details that may distract from the essence of their originality. XD They’re so eye-catching in their own way. <3

Posted 2 years ago25 notes

viasrc

You wanted it, you got it. XD

Unfortunately, compressing these gifs is quite a chore, and sometimes the results are less than satisfactory… I hope y’all don’t mind that it’s grayscale. ;;3;;

Posted 2 years ago123 notes

lampfaced:

evayoblog:

Another concept sketch for Infinite 9. 

D’aaw, look at Vintner being all old and cranky. X3 He takes his position in the council a bit too seriously, it seems. If there were a more direct relation, I’d say he inherited a little too much of 1’s spark. XD

He normally wears a ceremonial robe like the other elders do, but I wanted to show what he looks like underneath~

Dammit Eva, every time you post stitchpunk character designs I’ve never seen before, I stop and look at mine and go “…YOU GUYS ARE SO BORING. WHY CAN’T YOU HAVE COOL LITTLE DETAILS LIKE EVA’S CHARACTERS.”

You have a character with a hand for a head.

If that’s boring, I’m very curious to know what exciting is. XD

Posted 2 years ago25 notes

viasrc

Another concept sketch for Infinite 9. 

D’aaw, look at Vintner being all old and cranky. X3 He takes his position in the council a bit too seriously, it seems. If there were a more direct relation, I’d say he inherited a little too much of 1’s spark. XD

He normally wears a ceremonial robe like the other elders do, but I wanted to show what he looks like underneath~

Posted 2 years ago25 notes

Updated slightly, color-coding temporarily disabled. Labeling based loosely on The Scientist’s notes from the film. =u=

Posted 2 years ago103 notes

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