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Hello and welcome to RaC-Fans! We hope you enjoy your stay in our group.


This club, founded by BlueBird1994 on December 4th 2009, was made by fans for fans of the Ratchet and Clank series, the fandom around the franchise and everything related to it.

We would like to thank CaylePolin for providing us our current group icon, and Pharenheit for having previously donated a super group subscription. Our current super group subscription was made possible by our wonderful members TheLittleBear, Canon-Bah, and Writer-fromthe-Skies, and of course BlueBird1994. Thank you for your generosity! you are wonderful! :love:

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Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarOA Quick Guide to Submissions
After joining, we are sure that you are eager to start submitting your fanart! :) For your convenience, we have compiled a journal with all information you need! All folders open for submission are listed in it, as well as ore detailed information on what can be submitted.

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Also, please note that we do not accept R&C game screenshots of any kind, nor do we accept official game renders, traced and heavily copied drawings of official art. There is an exception for screenshot redraws subject to additional conditions. Please refer to the journal above for more information! :)

Mature artwork is allowed if the Mature Filter has been enabled. If mature artwork is submitted without said filter, it cannot be accepted into the group.

Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO Final Remarks:
Finally, we encourage a friendly and open community! :) Please treat each other respectfully and kindly. Should there be any form of harrassment, or a problem related to the group, feel free to contact our administrative staff.

Now... Have fun, and welcome once more to RaC-Fans! :la:

Interview - Member of the Month: Lombaxesdimension

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 1, 2016, 8:41 AM



About the Artist

lombaxesdimension is an Italian artist who has been part of the deviantART community since six years. Her dedication to the Ratchet and Clank Franchise is illustrated by her variety of fanworks, including a webcomic and accompanying fanfiction. Her continuous excitement and enthusiasm for Ratchet and Clank makes her an incredible addition to our fandom. We have had the pleasure of conducting an interview with her on her passions, her connection to Ratchet and Clank, and more.


Posing the questions


First of all, congratulations on becoming our Member of the Month! How do you feel about being featured?
Thank you very much! It feels great to be featured as member of the month, especially because Ratchet and Clank is my favorite saga and it is an honor to be mentioned in the largest group of R&C series fans, all of the artists in this group create such amazing works every day!

I am very glad to hear that. You have been in the Ratchet and Clank fandom for quite some time - do you have any favorite moments from being part of it?
Well, I have had a few happy moments, but if I got to choose...the best of them all is when Gashu-Monsata created an artwork about Edward, the antagonist/anti-hero of mine and my boyfriend's fanfiction, which I draw a comic about some time ago.
Gift- Eddie the Lombax by Gashu-Monsata
I am translating the whole story to English (I had to interrupt the comic because I don't have too much free time lately). I think he would do it, but he is busy with University right now.
If you want I can give you a little background about his story...

Definitely! Tell us a bit about your comic/fanfiction. Are all the characters your OCs? Do you have any favorites?
Alright, let's start from the (kinda) spoiler-free summary of the story:
As you can tell from the title, Ratchet and Clank: After the Nexus wants to be a direct successor to the events narrated in the 2013 game, Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus. It features both old characters and other characters which both of us created, such as Eddie (my favorite, but I think it is quite evident from the art that is on my profile lol), Keith, Dwayne, Phil, Molly and so on. We also wanted to give Ratchet's mother a name, calling her Audrey.
The story starts immediately after the battle with Mr. Eye and the events lead to an incident in which a time warp sends our two heroes in the past, where they live all of the events that led to the Great War. They have to find a way out of the past without interfering with it to avoid changing the present.


That sounds very interesting, indeed! Considering that you are going into historic events of the Ratchet and Clank lore here, I wonder if you have any other headcanons for the franchise. What's your favorite one, be it silly, serious, dramatic, funny?
Well...the whole part about the past has lots of headcanons. First of all, Alister's past, in which he is described as ruthless and two-faced, creating an alliance with Tachyon while promising loyalty to the Lombax race and exploiting the poor young Eddie to steal secret documents under Percival's request. The story also talks about a court trial which resulted in Alister losing his powers in the Lombax politics and not joining them during the escape from the Imperial troops menace on Fastoon. (Other headcanon: the origin of the Space Pirates, created by Tachyon to gain riches necessary to expand the troops and create an undefeatable army)
Overall I've got to say that most of the headcanons are dramatic.

Well, can't say no to a good, suspenseful drama piece. But let's talk a bit more about your OCs - you've mentioned that you have a favorite - Eddie. Do you have any artwork you'd like to show us? How about the other OCs?
Judgement Day by lombaxesdimension
This artwork shows Eddie with his Trillium custom armor (he has removed the helmet in his concept). He basically was a great engineer, but later on he became crazy because of his past and his fragile personality. That being said, he also took his time to customize a Pretorian Omniwrench with another "blade" and a shockwave.
I'm A Criminal by lombaxesdimension
Another artwork focusing deeper on Eddie. We described him as a fragile and emotional Lombax, but he always wants to show that he is a tough guy so people can take his crazy attitude seriously. The only one who knows his past is Keith, and that's why they hate so much each other.
Agent K by lombaxesdimension
Another OC which I really love is Keith (AKA Agent K). He is a secret agent and he has to keep an eye on Eddie because Kaden was suspicious about him. But they knew each other, and the moments which feature both of them are kinda funny. (Yes, we choose to follow the series' style, adding some fun gags in a dramatic context)

Those are some interesting OCs with some edgy background story. They would certainly fit into the RAC verse. Speaking of which, who is your favorite canon character?
Obviously Ratchet, because he is a cool character and IMO the coolest character of all time. I seriously never found another character greater than him in videogames, movies or even books.
As a child I had the demo disc of R&C1 and I used to play that a lot with my brother, saying "Let's play "The Cat game"", calling Ratchet "cat" because I did not know his name :P

That is adorable! it's clear that RAC has had a big impact on you. What and who are your biggest inspirations in RAC and beyond?
The thing I love the most about the series is that it's based on sci-fi, so growing up I started knowing other sci-fi sagas like Star Wars, which is my favorite. I also greatly loved the R&C Future series and its story (my favorite part is on Sargasso, when Ratchet watches the old video about the Dimensionator), so that raised my interest in videogames and I started playing more and more discovering other great franchises such as The Last of Us and Uncharted. They may not be sci-fi, but their story is deep and awesome.
The artist which I love the most is oOWhiplashOo. I started following her since I joined DA, and she is always inspirational for my works, because her style is awesome and original. She definitely deserves to be famous in all of the world. I literally LOVE her art. I also love your art, chinara, your coloring style is wonderful and your characters are very interesting. Last but not least, Creaturebox, which contributed directly to the R&C saga.

Oh, that's so sweet of you! Thank you very much. All right: Here is my last question for you.
RATCHET THE SPACE CAT OR RATCHET THE SPACE RAT?

DEFINITELY SPACE CAT! :D I myself own a cat, and cats are AWESOME!



Selected Works

Ratchet And Clank After The Nexus - Page 46 by lombaxesdimensionGift - Sedna Prog by lombaxesdimensionGhost Evolution by lombaxesdimension
Ratchet And Clank After The Nexus - Page 28 by lombaxesdimensionGhost by lombaxesdimension



This interview was conducted by chinara. RaC-Fans would like to thank Gashu-Monsata for her Member of the Month suggestion.

About the Feature

"Member of the Month" is a monthly feature of one of our group members who gets interviewed for their artistic, community and group contributions. Do you know someone you want to become the next Member of the Month? Suggest them now!
For further details, please go here:

About the Member of the Month Feature

Journal CSS by ClaireJones. Edited by chinara

Call for entries! RAC MOTM Banner Design Contest

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 27, 2016, 5:00 AM



Greetings!


Hey, fellow RAC-Fans! Just a gentle reminder that submissions are OPEN for our Banner Design Contest. The winner gets a 3 month subscription for deviantART and a feature on our group profile! :D Submit your entry into the folder "RAC MOTM Banner Entries". We are looking forward to seeing your entries!

- chinara

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Hello everyone, hope your 2016 is off to a good start, because with the fresh start, we are kicking off all sorts of contests and challenges, and our first contest is a Member of the Month Banner Contest! What is this contest, you ask? Well, we’re looking for a banner for our new MOTM feature journals, and we are looking to our members and contributors for help on it! We --the Executive, Supreme and Ultimate Chairmen-- will look through the banner designs for: Creativity, detail, clarity, effort and standards met and put them out for all the members to chose from!




What are we looking for?


We want a fan-made and drawn banner to catch the eye of other members and even visitors, to advertise our Member Of The Month nomination. One winner will be selected by the majority and can win some pretty fabulous prizes, including the honor of being January 2016's MOTM!


The Rules


Though we do encourage creativity, we do have some rules that will make or break your submission. Any rule broken or ignored could cost you some sweet prizes, so make sure to include everything requested:

Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO No photomanipulations. We want that original artwork, baby!

Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO No gore or any form of NSFW (swearing, sexual situations, alcohol/drug references)

Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO Make it classy; your banner is going to be seen by at least 1,000 people--don't be silly (or at least, not too silly!)

Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO No shipping on the banner. Yes you can draw Ratchet and Talwyn, but no shippy, fluffy things-- again, 1,000 people AT LEAST are going to be looking at this banner.

Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO resolution needs to be a width of 1400 pixels and a height of 600 pixels, no more no less or else the picture will not fit in properly and we cannot use it.

Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO Must include the text  "Suggest our next Member of the Month"! in clear writing...If you have chicken scratch handwriting, please use text instead of writing it yourself.



Prizes


Prizes include:

Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO Becoming the Member of The Month

Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO 3 month subscription

Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO The pride of having your banner used in the group and appreciated.





           Extras           


Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO Deadline: February 13, 2016.

If you have further questions, you can note the group or a specific member if need be.



This journal has been written by Catat0m1c, and edited by chinara.

More Journal Entries

Behold - the Winners of our RAC Redo Contest!




Ratchet and Clank- Gold bolts by BlazingStarO First place: Kina-Axian!

Lord Vladimir by Kina-Axian Smile a bit brighter by Kina-Axian

Ratchet and Clank- Silver bolts by BlazingStarO Second Place: NACCHAN96!

Ratchet and Clank (Chibi) by NACCHAN96 Talwyn Apogee by NACCHAN96

Ratchet and Clank- Gold Bolt by BlazingStarO Third Place: UnnaturalFox!

Assassins by UnnaturalFox Can I Be A Ranger Too? by UnnaturalFox

Once more congratulations to our winners! Free Ratchet Revamped icon by LittleFlorzita

Active Members

Voting is now closed! Thank you everyone for all of your votes! 

32%
34 deviants said Vorselon comic contest entry by Kina-Axian
26%
27 deviants said It's not fair! by NACCHAN96
21%
22 deviants said Light Years? by UnnaturalFox
10%
10 deviants said .:Reform:. *UPDATED* by Catat0m1c
8%
8 deviants said Alister, You're Alive! by Loveless-Nights
4%
4 deviants said Talking Ship by sofibeth
0%
No deviants said Walk Into The Light *READ DESC* by TigersEyeTheGemCat
0%
No deviants said RaC Re-do contest entry - Alister by Melongirl725

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JennissyCooper Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Agh, after the newest R&C fanart I've made was submitted here, I realized that another of my fanart wasn't here, while I tried to submit it and waited for it to be accepted. 0.o
I guess maybe I misplaced it and tried to submit it in the wrong folder, or that I cancelled the submission process by accident. XD
So here it is;
jennissycooper.deviantart.com/…

I guess it would go to the canon character folder, but I wanna know first if there isn't something wrong about it, before doing anything. :3
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chinara Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha, je pense que ce dessin nous a évités! Je vais l'ajouter immédiatement. Tu as aussi choisi le vrai dossier :) n'hésite pas de soumettre plusieurs de tes dessins! S'il y a un problème avec la choix du dossier, un de notre équipe administratif te contactera.
À la prochaine fois! :)
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JennissyCooper Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Merci beaucoup! ^^
Je ne sais pas si j'ai d'autres fanarts qui ne sont pas dans votre groupe. Si j'en trouve, je les y ajouterai. ;) Et merci encore.
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Exo-Forost Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello i want join and i have a question here is :
The Ratchet and clank photoshop,photomanipulation are accepted?
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Catat0m1c Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it's against Deviant art policy to post those, so we do not accept them as we do not encourage the breaking of this rule.
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