Ridin’ The Viper by Arc Nova

Ridin’ The Viper

Arc Nova

31 March 2015 at 21:26:25 MDT

This is a commissioned work of my avatar/fursona as envisioned by fantasy artist Tyger St.Kuan ( http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tygerstkuan ). Arc is ©me, the Vic Viper is ©Konami, and the artwork is ©Tyger St.Kuan. :)

I don’t usually commission badges for myself, as I already have far more than I need. But this was an opportunity I simply could NOT turn down! As a promotion for Further Confusion 2013, Tyger was accepting commissions for characters riding atop their favorite spaceships. Sadly, I was not aware of the promotion until the con itself, and seeing many examples of her hard work in person.

Needless to say I was impressed! Enough so that Tyger was gracious enough to accept my commission for not one, but two spaceship badges of my own! :D

This first one is of the Vic Viper from Konami’s Gradius series of arcade/console games. I’ve always been a big fan of the twin-boom design, and this sexy little fighter has been defending the universe from biological baddies since 1985. Though I suspect it’s been the victim of billions of deaths long the way. o.o;

One of the games’ highlights is the ability to buy “Options” with the power-ups you collect. Options mirror your movements and can quintuple your firepower if you’re able to collect four of them. Here we see Arc dragging the Options along behind him as he rides the Vic Viper rodeo style! …What, were you expecting something X-Rated from the title? Game Over, you pervs. :P

Thank you so much, Tyger, for your willingness to accept my belated commissions! I could not be more pleased with how they turned out! If anyone watching would like one of their own, go check out her badge account on FA ( http://www.furaffinity.net/user/-t-a-b- ) And be sure to give Tyger’s main account a +Watch, too! :D

Submission Information

Visual / Traditional


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    Another old skool game :)

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    I'd love to see a Silver Hawk!

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    Hopefully someday! :D