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Hey, all! A while back I had a Skype conversation with the awesome :iconbensen-daniel:. We talked about Japanese mythology, Pacific northwest cultures, and my Fratricide… story! I haven't brought myself to listen to it yet, because I can't stand to listen to my own voice, so I can't say whether I'm worth listening to, but Daniel was an excellent interviewer, so check it out for his info and insights at the very least! Here's a link to his journal, which has all the relevant links neatly collected.

  • Listening to: Iron Maiden
  • Reading: The Thief
  • Watching: Just finished Breaking Bad. Now what.
  • Playing: Iron Maiden, Metallica
  • Eating: An Apple
  • Drinking: Water


Cory Trego-Erdner
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Being me confers certain advantages and disadvantages.

Current Residence: Santa Maria/Oceano/Pismo Beach, California
Favourite genre of music: Anything interesting and melodic. Good guitar-playing helps.
Favourite style of art: Stylized realism. Or anything that looks good.
Operating System: Vista schmista.
Shell of choice: Calcium carbonate.
Skin of choice: Acne free.
Favourite cartoon character: Hobbes. As in Calvin and Hobbes.
Personal Quote: I LOVE MONKEY! (Inside joke)

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abattte Mar 21, 2014  New member
great level ! you rules ! 
M0AI Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I love your bastards!
M0AI Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey Cory, I usually try not to spam my friends' pages with OMG THX 4 TEH FAVS SO KAWAII LOLOL but thanks for all the love you gave my gallery today!  A pleasant surprise to see Ye Olde M0AI on dA, and I really appreciate your support.  Man, now I feel even worse that I haven't commented on your recent posts...I've been terrible about that lately, with everybody.  : (  --Hey, I did turn somebody on to your "reified Mario Bros." project recently, so I guess that's something!

Got a couple of creative things cooking right now that I think you might really enjoy, one of which might even make it online tonight...Ahh, I'll probably catch you on Skype or FB sometime soon anyway, so I'll just leave it at that.  Have a great night!
M0AI Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey, Thomas! I'm working on cleaning up my DA, which has become encumbered once again by months and months of deviations and messages. Last night it was YOUR TURN.:icongrahamcameplz:
I'll be online for sure. Let's chat!
I just wanted to say I'm completely obsessed with your Xeno Mario World concepts. You've given life and personality to a world that was pretty vanilla and devoid of any kind of real story. I really hope you continue exploring it in the future. 
M0AI Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! I sadly lost the sketchbook I did most of the Mario sketches in last spring, and that really took the wind out of my sails as far as continuing on with that project goes. I'll come back to it sooner or later, though. It's a fun way to fill sketchbook pages!
Ooh that sucks :( I really hope you do.

Sketches aside, I (and I assume many others) would love to just hear more of your ideas about how the Mario mythos would be reinterpreted in your version of the world. While I personally prefer the games being of disconnected from any kind of defined story, I absolutely love these sci-fi reimaginings. Despite the poor execution, I've always liked the core concept behind the Mario Bros movie. Were any of your ideas inspired by it at all?
ilSagace Nov 11, 2013  Student Artist
love your alien designs. i like the fact that they are not just humans with 5 eyes or blue skin :D
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