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8-Bit Nighthawks by Tanukitsune1 8-Bit Nighthawks by Tanukitsune1
And now for something completely different… I don’t know why, but I felt like making this…

I first thought that Flo from Diner Dash would be perfect for the person running the diner and then I thought of other game characters that were “working class”. I was going to use the characters from Night Shift, but that game is so obscure I don’t think anybody would have recognized them, so I chose the most famous working couple, Mario and Luigi, the most famous plumbers in the world of games! The other person at the diner I chose was Roger Wilco. even though he’s from the future, he seems the most appropriate choice, the only other working class game character I could think of were cooks….

I don’t know much about art, but Nighthawks seems to be all about the quiet and stillness of a diner at night, but I just HAD to animate it! And… I think I worked more on this piece that I do on most comics! XD
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MawBedlam Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
pretty much love this, and Nighthawks is one of my favorite peices of art.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, man! I'm glad you like it! :3
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MawBedlam Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Of course I am going to like it. I like all your stuff. Just not all I love. This right here, love.
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darkwaterfrey Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful!
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

It's been a while, how have you been? :3
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Writer
Whoa! I've actually seen that painting, at least in a textbook, so I totally get what you're going for here. This is such a cool parody.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It's not that much of a famous painting, but I was hoping it was famous enough to be recognized!:3
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fay-titania Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
I love Dinner Dash! I'm still on Level 8 u_u... Hawaiin restaurant.
Luigi and Mario really seemed to be chatter boxes lol
Love the whole Nighthawks theme! Very creative well done!
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I beat the original game back in the day, I don't think I could beat it now... XP

Thanks for the watch! :3
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fay-titania Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Ayyy .. :S haha
No problem, thanks for uploading such funny stories and amazing pixels! :lol:
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blush:
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carsonfire Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It wouldn't be right without the animation! :D
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and thanks for the watch! :3
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Cybercabra Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I never thought to think of certain video/computer game characters as being working class... that's really awesome
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flo is the only working class hero who actually still does her job, she's the one who inspired this piece! :3
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Cybercabra Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I guess I'm still stuck in the actual 8-bit era, cuz I have never played any of her games lol.

now that I think about it, Mario and Luigi don't do too much plumbing anymore...nor have they since Mario Bros. ... if you count killing turtles, flies, and other small creatures in sewers to be plumbing... I hope you realize that you just destroyed everything I thought I knew
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You haven't heard of Flo's game because it is considered "casual" which is kinda stupid since I find bullet hell games less frustrating than time management games... XP
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Cybercabra Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
ok, that would be why. These 3G internet bandwidth restrictions prevent me from going to game sites *sigh*

... that's what you mean by casual, right? or am I just REALLY stuck in the 80s?
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Casual" is kinda buzzword, it's supposed to be the opposite of "Hardcore" gamer, not that any of these definitions make sense in the end... XP
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Cybercabra Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
if that's the case, all hardcore games can be casual, and all casual games can be hardcore...?
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh... Frankly, I think the definition of casual and hardcore is always "modified" to suit your needs, if you WANT to be casual, your definition of casual will fit you?

I don't believe in casual or hardcore games, just in people who call themselves casual or hardcore gamers?
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MuteMaster01 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Very cute. I also like how you added the blinking eyes in the background.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! X3
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Awesome. Very nice pixel work. Doh. Can't believe I missed this from you the first time around. Sometimes I hate stacks. Makes it to easy for something to be buried. I love that you used Flo's. :XD:
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <3

Yeah, I had a ton of deviations stacked today... so many I had time to watch a whole movie while I dealt with them! XD

He he, I wouldn't have used anybody else! She's the reason I did this! I saw the original painting and thought it would be neat to have her in it! X3

I also did two more pixel parody paintings!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Those are really great! Love them.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! X3
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SurlyQueen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Totally dig the reference!
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! :heart:
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sergiocornaga Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Brilliant little picture!
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad someone like it! ^^;
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