Banjo-faced Pocada

Banjo-faced Pocada

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Banjo-faced Pocada

Title: Banjo-faced Pocada
Pixel Artist: cure  (Level 11 Pixellite :: 80447 points)
Posted: 3/1/2017 12:55
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    28 faves    0 avatars

Alabama, 2062 A.D.

Rapid climate change has led to a plague of super tornadoes in the American South. When two massive twisters converged in Alabama in June 2037, The Browns Ferry Nuclear Power plant experienced a meltdown, heavily contaminating the Tennessee River. Wildlife throughout the region was affected, and while many species died off, a few new ones developed.

The Banjo-faced Pocada is just such a species. Scientists believe these creatures have DNA from both Magicicada tredecacassini (the 13-year cicada) and Didelphis virginiana (the North American opossum). Reports of catfish DNA remain unconfirmed. The Pocada became the state animal of Alabama in 2040, before multiplying rapidly and decimating most of the native wildlife. The creature is now found all along the East Coast and into the Midwest, but the peculiar banjo-faced subspecies is encountered only in the Deep South.

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chrilley (Level 3 Rocky Planet) @ 6/18/2017 16:51

Very creepy fellow, I love the concept!

_iEpic (Level 1 Thug) @ 3/7/2017 17:25

Wow for being only 100x100 this is awesome, every shading and colouring is perfect. Absolutely love it!

WreX (Level 3 Stalker) @ 3/4/2017 13:47

anyways good job you probably gonna win first place

WreX (Level 3 Stalker) @ 3/4/2017 13:46

oh i just see you can use 16 colors i was sure its only 12 colors for some reason 

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 3/4/2017 11:54

@Wrex: You're right, but I'm not sure what your point is.

@Mnots: Being from the Tennessee Valley, I enjoyed writing it! I like to imagine he's a creature from an RPG set in a post-apocalyptic Deep South.

@rest: Thaaaanks

WreX (Level 3 Stalker) @ 3/4/2017 11:27

i think transparent count as a color if im right you got 13 colors there x_X

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 3/3/2017 13:27

Wonderfully horrible.  Excellnt work.

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 3/2/2017 18:28

You nailed the feet here.  Nice job.  Poor jal.

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 3/2/2017 04:18

Oh so this is where Jal went, you absorbed him. 

Mnots (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 3/2/2017 03:45

Being from Tennessee, I really enjoyed your little backstory for this guy. :P

Excellent piece too!

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 3/2/2017 01:23

There are no words to describe how much I love this.

Dokitsu (Level 9 PS1) @ 3/1/2017 15:45

An amazing piece, also great description!
Specially liked the transition between fur and shell.

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