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It is sometimes frightening what my brain can come up with when I leave it unattended.  For instance, these ideas for "OS-tan"-type characters based on the classic Atari game systems of the '80s:

Stella (2600-tan)
- Probably wears late '70s-early '80s fashion
- Long brown hair, possibly in a ponytail a la Makoto (but less wavy)
- Rainbow eyes (all four Atari girls shoud have this trait)
- Avid cyclist ("Stella" was name of an Atari programmer's bicycle)
- "Utility belt" with many controllers?
- "Jack of all trades, master of none" tendencies
- Sometimes forgetful (reflects low memory of 2600 console)
- Easygoing and fun-loving, but is often treated like a child

Colleen (5200-tan)
- Short, straight silver hair
- Skintight black outfit with silver accents
- Large chest (reflects physical size of 5200 console)
- Highly intelligent and serious, but with a playful side
- Seems cold and aloof at first, but warms up to you once she knows you better
- Insists on using "broken" technology -- and somehow makes it work (for her)
- Loves classic arcade games, but isn't very good at playing them
- Somewhat morose personality lightens up around people she likes

Candy (XEGS-tan)
- Colleen's younger, more outgoing cousin
- Greyish jacket over a white/pastel skintight outfit similar to Colleen's
- Light-blue hair in a bob cut
- Subscribes to the philosophy "Life's too short to let it get you down"
- Despite frivolous exterior, is Colleen's near-equal for intelligence
- Tends to like everyone, even those who think she's annoying and pointless
- Probably the only person Colleen unconditionally trusts

Maria (7800-tan)
- Medium-length reddish-orange hair
- Somewhat "scruffy" outfit; black jacket over red T-shirt (w/Fuji), blue jeans
- An artist with a brush, but has a HORRIBLE ear for music
- Stella and Candy love her, but Colleen is a bit leery (7800 runs 2600 games, was to replace 5200)
- Tends to show up late for appointments (the 7800's release was delayed by two years)
- Has an extreme dislike/phobia of Nintendo
- Eager to please, but often ignored

"Stella" was, of course, the working name for the 2600 hardware; Candy and Colleen are named after the project titles for the Atari 400 and 800 computers (the hardware base for the 5200 and XEGS), respectively; and Maria takes her name from the 7800 graphics chip. 

I don't know what I intend to do with these ideas, or if I'll add a Lynx-tan or Jaguar-tan eventually.  Still, I thought I'd share the concept, see what anyone thinks. 

This was originally posted to my Google+ account, but I also thought I'd share it here.


Devin de Gruyl
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Sailor Mercury stamp by Strange-little-cat Sailor jupiter stamp by Strange-little-cat Stamp: Jupiter x Mercury by AJAngelique
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Eronicavel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
Vaandrig Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Devin de Gruyl passed away on July 21, 2015.  Please check his facebook page
BellaCielo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! (BTW, nice stamp collection!)
TheKid965 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 12, 2015
Thanks!  ^^;  :hug:
Eronicavel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Thanks. :)
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