Character: Portent Rider

Carcel sin rejas, by DavidKBD (who will always be “the Portent Rider guy” to me).

Oddly when I looked into it it expecting there would be a bunch more songs like this, it seems like this guy mostly did videogame-type music. His “Dreamland” album was pretty good, particularly in its 2013 update, so after this album and a couple other songs that’ll be up next.

In any event, here’s a song from the same album (El ladrón nocturno) as Portent Rider, and similarly good.

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Stablehand: Portent Rider

Ok, before I say anything else, let me get one thing absolutely straight: I didn’t create this song, nor did anybody purposefully create it for me. The title isn’t just a coincidence either; it had a different title, but that’s my new nickname for it now.

Now, with that out of the way, I present Portent Rider. It was created by DavidKBD (source here), and I’m now reposting it places under the CC-BY-SA, because remix culture is a beautiful thing.

Portent Rider, along with a handful of others, is basically a historical figure in the Stablehand universe. But there’s a bit of a twist as far as Portent Rider himself is concerned—unlike the others, I recently decided that he actually came from the future. Other than that I still need to work out his story, but one thing I’ve decided on is that he rides some kind of odd mechanical horse-ATV hybrid that’s somehow as fast and smooth as a motorcycle. (Initially it was just going to be a mechanical horse, but when I heard this song it immediately evoked “motorcycle” so… :p)

I love this song. I mean, it’s just the perfect theme for this guy. First it has that ominous buildup, and then those oddly dissonant sax chords as the main melody, and then it just slips into some silly kind-of-retro-sounding randomness that oddly fits with the general style of Stablehand and particularly these past guys’ story. All in all, I don’t think anything could possibly fit better.

Stablehand scrap update: 2/19~4/20

Ok, this is kind of a big one. We’re talking practically two months, so there’s a lot of stuff that happened in that time.

A bunch of this stuff is also kind of both scraps and good stuff at the same time, too, so I’ll make separate posts to further explain things where that applies.


My friends and I had for a short while had a patchwork roleplay over Skype, which I made a number of doodles for. Anyway, this was one in which I drew two different forms Yanha assumed in the roleplay.

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Aaaand these are the rest of them! For Stablehand, anyway.

Lightray eels (I just came up with that as a thing to call the picture and then suddenly it struck me that it was actually a genius pun); a thing where I was experimenting around with logos and also designing the Votsal; a page where I doodled Portent Rider’s horse (which I’m thinking will have a different appearance now), an alternate form for Ikazuchi (Tyrian, not Stablehand), and a doodle where I was quickly recording a couple of slogan ideas for SH’s organisation (it may be hard to read but the idea is there’s like a big picture of him with a quote under it, the way a company sometimes does when it wants to be ‘motivational’, but the quote just says “do your job” :p); a design for the Qualifier; my almost-current mystery being table I decided to stop working on in favour of the one I have in my xml file and my HTML one (the two of which will eventually just be one chart created out of the xml file, probably).

Whew! That was a really brief description and it was still pretty long.

What if

Whoa

What if Portent Rider came from the FUTURE

So people think he has like these awesome abilities of prediction when he knows what’s gonna happen in the future but actually it’s just because, you know… XD

And this also explains how he has that awesome horse-motorcycle thing when they’re from before that kind of technology.

Oh my god, that’d be hilarious, if when people like Fuschia and Glass Guardian sort of actually do have special abilities they think Portent Rider is so crazy awesome when… no… he’s just a guy, who came from the future. :p

Whoa

This is it

This is Portent Rider’s theme!

Ok before I was just thinking he’d ride a mechanical horse, but now I’m thinking he has to have a weird combination horse-motorcycle or horse-ATV or something… XD

Incidentally this is the first theme I’ve assigned to one of my characters that I didn’t write. The awesome thing though is that because I’ve dedicated myself to listening to almost solely libre music, it’s libre. So I can just use it in Stablehand without any problems. And you can use it too! This is why I love libre stuff and I never shut up about it, folks.

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Just now I accidentally poured a little bit of potato and garlic soup into my milk mistaking the carton for an identically-shaped and pretty near identically-coloured carton of chai tea concentrate. It… wasn’t terrible, but wasn’t that good either.

Then I read “Porter Ridge” in the TV guide as “Portent Rider”. Which sounds pretty damn awesome, really.

I’m not sure whether this state of mind is a blessing or a curse…