EVE: Catch my Drift?

In this post I drifted from The Drifters to Drifters, from the Borg and the Shadows; slid across ‘black n white dualism’, including Taoist symbolism; mentioned: 50 shades of grey (ships in EVE), Japanese ukiyo-e: the Great Wave, texture and pattern; and ended up designing bed linen!

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Album sleeve art…

Some of their greatest hits could be about EVE Online: There Goes my baby (Ship explodes), This magic moment (ISK in the bank), Don’t dog me  (pesky pirates),  Treasure of love (nice shiny data!),  Three thirty three (code…?), I count the tears (as another ship bites the dust!),  Steamboat (Steampunk faction?), Money honey (its all about the PLEX), Nobody but me (I jump to the wrong place?), Gone (warped away), Drifting away from you (oh so apt!), Long lonely nights (better join a corp), Such a night (when everything is rosy in game!), Let the booogie woogie roll (escape maneuver?), Lonely winds (in space no one can hear you scream or fart), What’cha gonna do? (think up a better plan!)

You can here these and other classic Drifter tunes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wa-7ni1pB8

DRIFTERS

What are they?

drifting in and out

DEV POST: http://community.eveonline.com/news/dev-blogs/drifting-in-and-out-of-destruction

The EVE wiki is quite informative as well: https://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Drifters

SO they may not be sleepers?

And EVE Online created this great trailer for the 2015 Fanfest: Emergent Threats

THE DRIFTERS ARE AFTER UR BODIES…

So not too unlike:

Star Treks‘s the BORG – they just wanted to assimilate, they were controlled by a HIVE mind of supposedly organic and AI origins, it was never made clear…

Luckily they were not into ass immolation… I suppose someone, someday will make the spoof porn movie for that!

I can’t see why this cannot be a future occurrence… let’s hope they are not saving this for the ‘END GAME’ with budgets gone, the final drifter super TITANS turn out to be giant cubes…

The SHADOWS from BABYLON-5 (C’mon EVE players surely you have all seen this show?)

Every Shadow ship has a sentient being enslaved as its central processing unit (CPU). This gives it incredible control and maneuverability, but leaves the ship vulnerable to telepathic attack, which the Shadows attempt to counter by installing telepaths into their ships’ cores.

There are no telepaths in EVE (as yet and as far as I know!) but this could be nicked directly from there…

So who controls the drifters in game… so far no-one knows but there is a small corporation in Iceland that seems like it knows how to stimulate them into action…

BLACK

Drifter ships are BLACK! Oh no again the bad guys always wear black…

‘The hues white and black are widely used to depict opposites. Visually, white and black offer a high contrast. In Western culture, white and black traditionally symbolize the dichotomy of good and evil, metaphorically related to light and darkness and day and night. The dichotomy of light and darkness appears already in the Pythagorean Table of Opposites.’

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-and-white_dualism

50 shades of g_e

‘The Yin and Yang with white representing Yang and black representing Yin. The symbol is a visual depiction of the intertwined duality of all things in nature, a common theme in w:Taoism. It is believed to be derived from the 14th century Tiandi Zhiran Hetu (Heaven and Earth’s Natural Diagram of the River), Hetu (Diagram of River), Luoshu (Chart of Luo), Xiantian tu (Diagram of Preceding Heaven) and Taijitu (太極圖) (Diagram of the Ultimate Power). Here the diagram is shown against a feather edged grey background to ensure clarity when displayed over black or white.’

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang#/media/File:Yin_and_Yang.svg

SO if they have black ships let’s wait until some white ships turn up to save the day…or more likely the majority of opposing forces will be grey…lots of different shades of grey…maybe even 50 shades of grey…how sexy would that be?

Not so SEXY actually!

My dream ship is stripy orange and white

And my unrealistic fantasy is a graphic skin created from ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ (神奈川沖浪裏 Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura?) by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai.

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3 suggested skins…

texture-wave

text3pattern OTT as normal!

That last big texture would make nice sheets as well…and that is a great idea, EVE themed bed linen!

Screenshot to bedspread…there may be money in that!

Or not…

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