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Blackjack Bathtub by Hobbes-Maxwell Blackjack Bathtub by Hobbes-Maxwell
One of my favorite scenes from FE: project horizons. Blackjack is just…awesome…. I love it.

I’ve already chewed through the end of book 2. I’m about to start book 3, but I wanted to draw…a happier time. hopefully our gal gets some luck next book, Celestia knows she deserves some…
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tank2259 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wait theres a book someone tell meee D:
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BronyKymo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
what chapter? if passed 20 don't tell me
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Haissan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
okay, I like you a lot
more
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nbgodzilla86 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
nice job on her i like it
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eliariellis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
u and other people u tell this to are invited to my contest(my journal says the info)
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Hopalongtom Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Glory wingboner! ;3
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shangeilion Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
doing something productive? Nah fuck it :D
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legoman2852 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
DeyehemanIluvyaman...
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HealingBlight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Completely forgot you even had a DA, let alone use it, or that I already had you watched. :P
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Allanx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A spoiler warning in advance for those who haven't read this far ahead, and I know this makes much more sense in context, but... you KNOW your life is a steaming pile of shit when downing a bottle of liquor while lounging in a rain-filled bathtub in the middle of the street after killing a bunch of sick fucks who were taking stray junkies and feeding them to a four-headed mutant monstrosity so they could use the thing's blood to make drugs (and losing a tooth while trying to free said junkies from padlocked cages with nothing but a crowbar and your own retard strength, and then blowing up the abandoned fireworks factory the drug manufacturers were based out of by touching off the old stockpiles of ammonium freakin' perchlorate), and then tearing up half the town while trying to defeat a bloodthirsty cyborg and rescue a "friend" of yours who also happens to be YOUR OWN RAPE VICTIM WHOSE GAY LOVER YOU BEAT TO DEATH IN FRONT OF HIM counts as - and I quote - "a happier time".

God, I love this story.
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chinman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Funny, if most of us here didn't already know that this was all stuff that actually happened, we'd probably all think Blackjack was trying to out-due the four Yorkshiremen. [link]
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Allanx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What's funny about Blackjack is her constant insistence that she's a dimwit, even though she isn't. She's a little thick-headed and very naive at times, but her plans and bluffs display a considerable degree of intellect. Just because one isn't very knowledgeable, that doesn't mean that they're unintelligent. To the contrary; I've always found that a layman's eye can be an invaluable asset to any team. There are numerous instances where Blackjack notices things that I wouldn't have noticed under the same circumstances, like when she's in the museum and figures that the presence of bullet holes and other signs of a shooting in a locked-down building meant that there was an attack before the bombs went off. I would have simply assumed that the place was raided in the post-war era, and some idiots tripped the security system. Despite all her hemming and hawing about not being a "smart pony", she has considerable powers of observation, and she can comprehend enough of what she sees to be able to figure out how it impacts her survival. She's not stupid at all.
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chinman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
"She's a little thick-headed and very naive at times, but her plans and bluffs display a considerable degree of intellect"
^ This!

Really the only reason BJ could still qualify as an Idiot Hero at all is because of her emotional and physiological faults (particularly her constant reckless behavior and disturbingly self-destructive tenancies) rather than any lack of intelligence in her part.
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HealingBlight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
The
Hell
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HealingBlight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
THIS BIG POST BELOW THIS CONTAINS
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You have been warned.

Yeah, the icon text is tacky, but it does the best job in catching the attention.
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Allanx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I'll have to keep that one in mind for next time I post something spoileriffic. Really does catch the eye.
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Allanx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like I said, it makes sense in context. What's amusing is that when Blackjack gets out into the wastes, she finds that the evils of Stable 99 are basically like a drop in a bucket compared to the undiluted madness and despair in the world outside.

Project Horizons is dark. Insanely dark. It's like, you'll read a few pages, and then you'll start snickering and saying "wait a minute, these are PONIES for crying out loud! From My Little Pony!", and then you'll read a few more pages and stop laughing altogether. It's darker than Fallout. It's darker than Fallout Equestria, the very crossover fic that it's based on. Hell, it's darker than Berserk, a feat that I never could have imagined possible. Some have speculated that Somber - a fitting pseudonym, I might add - writes it as a form of therapy. It's that dark. Hell, it doesn't even read like Fallout. Fallout never took itself this seriously. It was wacky, lighthearted and ironic by comparison. Project Horizons is more like what would happen if you tossed My Little Pony, Mad Max, Robocop, Kill Bill, I Spit on Your Grave, and every grindhouse or torture porn flick ever made into a blender and then flattened the resulting pulpy, miasmatic substance into paper and scanned it. Like one Project A.F.T.E.R. forumgoer said (damn, I love their hardcore MST-style heckling; constructive criticism at its finest - I'd be honored if those professionals ripped apart something I wrote), FoE and its spinoffs take the Fallout games and make them "crawling in my skin serious". When people start making reference to Linkin Park, you know something's royally fucked up somewhere. If I had to describe Project Horizons in a single word, it would be "exhausting". But I'm a masochist, so... yeah.

Seriously, though. That's only the tiniest fraction of Blackjack's woes. If I had to guess, I'd say that run-on sentence covers about 0.3% of the crazy shit she suffers through. Out of morbid curiosity, I started tabulating a numbered list of the injuries and assaults on her psyche that she receives throughout the (extremely long - already roughly twice as long as Tolstoy's War and Peace) series. In the first chapter alone, I counted 35, seven of which involved actual physical injuries. In the First. Chapter. Alone. If you extrapolate that figure, that comes out to 1,400 mental and 350 physical traumas throughout the entire series, so far. Sounds about right.

Over the course of Project Horizons, Blackjack is beaten, stabbed, shot, burned, disemboweled, rad-poisoned, gets caught up in a million explosions, becomes drug-addicted for a time, accidentally walks into an enervation field which reduces her leg bones to the consistency of jello, loses both her eyes to taint and light cannon shot, is crushed underneath a sinking ship, gets gang-raped and mutilated for an hour while already blind and crippled and unable to fight off her attackers, loses her horn and all four legs, and actually ends up clinically dead for something like eight hours before she's revived a few days later as a cyborg with her horn reattached and four shiny like-new mechanical legs, and so on and so forth. And that's just the physical stuff. One can scarcely imagine what the wasteland is doing to her mind, but her scatter-brained behavior provides some clues.

Incidentally, that's why half the fan art of Blackjack depicts her with bionic limbs and eyes. She literally came back from the dead, arguably quite changed, both inwardly and outwardly. Some fans tend to get nostalgic over her old, flesh-and-blood self, as depicted here.

The wasteland buries Blackjack in a roiling tsunami of Brahmin shit, and she just keeps coming back for more. I literally cannot think of a more traumatized fictional character. Even in spite of all the shit she did in Stable 99 and the mistakes she made in the wastes, she's downright pitiable.

Remember, when you see Blackjack smiling, it's the alcohol. Or the crazy. Or the brain damage. Or all three.
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HealingBlight Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
It would be fitting that the longest response I ever got is about the longest fanfiction ever made, and while it is not something I am interested in reading (I'm not interested in reading to begin with) I will at least let you know that I did indeed read that there, spoilerific as it is.
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ParastarSarasva Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Yeah that was a fantastic scene, just blackjack having a drunken awesome time. In the middle of the street, in a tub, by herself.
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RoyCalbeck Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sexy pony, sexy tub. -:D
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quatro8745 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
woah
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MarsOz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Classic Crazy drunk Blackjack
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UWoodward Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
"hopefully our gal gets some luck next book"
Heh. Well, I can guarantee that there isn't anything quite as bad as the end of book 2... This is Hoofington, after all.

Great piece, though. I miss that Blackjack.
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Stormcallerr Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, better times for Blackjack
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ScottWolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
That was such a beautiful scene.
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