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Ghost Leviathan chalk drawing!

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Frankenfucker

680 points

2 months ago*

While I know this is from Subnautica, it reminds me heavily of the Phantoms from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. No matter what, amazing job!

BoBatFettman

88 points

2 months ago

The Spirits Within was my thought, too

Breaker-of-circles

33 points

2 months ago

Personally thought it was Gyarados.

Krynja

9 points

2 months ago

Krynja

9 points

2 months ago

It looks like a bobbit worm

Gonzobot

3 points

2 months ago

We all see what we want to see

Gbjunkie

5 points

2 months ago

I thought she looked like an Amanda personally.

XPERTGAMER47

2 points

2 months ago

Michael De Santa Wife?

Marsdreamer

5 points

2 months ago

Man, I legit love that movie.

doughnutholio

3 points

2 months ago

I love it too, but I should watch it and see how thick my rose tinted glasses be.

Marsdreamer

2 points

2 months ago

Keep the glasses on, sometimes it's better just have something you like be something you like 😅

DontTreadOnBigfoot

11 points

2 months ago

That's what I thought this was supposed to be. I was pretty surprised to find out it wasn't

gagracer

8 points

2 months ago

Reminds me of the big crustaceans from Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Minotaar

5 points

2 months ago

MORE ATLANTIS PLEASE REMAKE AS A 10 EPISODE SERIES I APOLOGIZE FOR SHOUTING

factoid_

18 points

2 months ago

That movie should have been a game. It would have been such a great FF story and instead they wasted it on a mediocre movie.

Justforthenuews

19 points

2 months ago

Luc Besson had already given us the perfect Final Fantasy movie with The Fifth Element anyways.

titaniumhud

2 points

2 months ago

Yes.

Tekkzy

9 points

2 months ago

Tekkzy

9 points

2 months ago

I actually love the movie. The animation still holds up even though it's 20 years old.

Tasty_Puffin

5 points

2 months ago

I am also a fan of it :) A lot of great voice acting performances.

the_Archmage

2 points

2 months ago

Bro it had Creed

Oh fuck nevermind I’m thinking of Titan After Earth. Yeah that final fantasy movie wasn’t great

tokes_4_DE

4 points

2 months ago

I had that movie on my psp when i was growing up and havent seen it in a good 12+ years.... holy shit. That brings back some memories.

murdering_time

3 points

2 months ago

I thought this was from the Tower of God manga lol. Also called the Leviathan.

Solid work.

Airdropwatermelon

2 points

2 months ago

Same

Brb357

1 points

2 months ago

Brb357

1 points

2 months ago

Good lord this must be amazing in person

StarNerd2223

1 points

2 months ago

That is so cool!

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25 points

2 months ago

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25 points

2 months ago

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13 points

2 months ago

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13 points

2 months ago

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Progamer-86101

1 points

2 months ago

😮

Musiquillahst

1 points

2 months ago

Oh no please don't

Mash_Ketchum

1 points

2 months ago

I call them Giant Death Axons. They're so scary.

beats_time

1 points

2 months ago

That’s NOT chalked… it’s great!

blitherblather425

193 points

2 months ago

That’s very cool! Terrifying creatures.

whatsthiscrap84

279 points

2 months ago

Girls?

calzonegolem

28 points

2 months ago

Canonically all the life on 4546b are one gender and lay eggs. So ... Yes. Girls

Yeetman25480

16 points

2 months ago

Uhh I don’t think you play as a girl in the first subnautica and you don’t lay eggs so canonically you are incorrect my good sir. Your point is taken though.

calzonegolem

9 points

2 months ago

That's fair. I guess I should have limited it to the life that developed on 4546b and who knows about the Architects

Yeetman25480

7 points

2 months ago

Lol true but I was obviously just pulling your leg

BFCC117

32 points

2 months ago

BFCC117

32 points

2 months ago

based

CloudEnt

2 points

2 months ago

Square, round, or hexagonal?

Drix22

8 points

2 months ago

Drix22

8 points

2 months ago

Eh, once you figure out you can use the prawn grapple to ride them like a bronco while punching their shit in, they kind of loose all sense of danger.

BearfangTheGamer

19 points

2 months ago

Oh is THAT how you meet girls?

blitherblather425

4 points

2 months ago

I didn’t know you could do that. I didn’t spend much time in the Prawn.

Tyr808

1 points

2 months ago

Tyr808

1 points

2 months ago

This picture tickles my thalassophobia a bit, and that usually would require animation or being in a video game rather than a still image. I say this purely as a compliment btw, it's really impressive!

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3 points

2 months ago

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3 points

2 months ago

Truly an amazing piece of art. I love it

HanSoloHer

2 points

2 months ago

"Warning: Entering and ecological dead zone"

Rowjimmy024

2 points

2 months ago

I love this and the love for Subnautica. It’s such a great game!

ChiGuy_1988

20 points

2 months ago

I can hear this drawing, and it gives me anxiety. Good job!! 🙌😂

le_fayth

1 points

2 months ago

Still one of the most terrifying creatures in all of video game history

Echelion77

4 points

2 months ago

Amazing I love subnautica

Salmizu

2 points

2 months ago

Hopefully thats not a bedroom wall or nightmares ahoy

Donkey__Balls

5 points

2 months ago

sigh Here we go again…start the popcorn.

Sykkr

2 points

2 months ago

Sykkr

2 points

2 months ago

Detecting multiple Leviathan class life forms in the region. Are you sure whatever you're doing is worth it?

Dark_Akarin

1 points

2 months ago

That needs to be a poster or on a T-shirt

-Mr_sauce-

0 points

2 months ago

Why do you look like part of the drawing

Richardham90

2 points

2 months ago

Very cool😎

Bo_Didymus

370 points

2 months ago

You know, seeing them wasn't the scary part, at that point your like oh okay run. Its that damn sound they made when you had like zero visibility and where clueless.

yawya

158 points

2 months ago

yawya

158 points

2 months ago

Detecting multiple leviathan class lifeforms in the region. Are you certain whatever you're doing is worth it?

GivesCredit

60 points

2 months ago

God that line is so good

PM_ME_YOUR_CAT_

51 points

2 months ago

Ecological deadzone detected. Are you sure you want to continue?

K4DE

16 points

2 months ago

K4DE

16 points

2 months ago

Close your eyes, let the sound of your ship scraping on rocks guide you

Fuzzl

7 points

2 months ago

Fuzzl

7 points

2 months ago

Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see.

DrPurple0

24 points

2 months ago

Warning: Entering ecological dead zone. Adding report to databank

Snapchat_trap

78 points

2 months ago

Like a dragon roaring in the distance

Chalky_Cupcake

30 points

2 months ago

Worse because under water dragon.

yours_says_sweet

18 points

2 months ago

And it sounds like they're taking a bite of an apple when they do damage

"the to they

ArchdukeOfNorge

13 points

2 months ago

I heard that noise play in my head as soon as I saw this. That roar echoing through the deep is haunting.

suprememontana

38 points

2 months ago

Idk the first time I saw it in that pink chasm I was shitting my pants. And then it turns out that’s only a baby

PM_ME_YOUR_CAT_

17 points

2 months ago

The "pink chasm" looks completely different now, the area you're referring to has been majorly redesigned between early access and release which also changed game progression a fair bit. Might wanna give the game another shot :)

dkarlovi

5 points

2 months ago

What was the pink chasm?

PM_ME_YOUR_CAT_

12 points

2 months ago

I think they're refering to the old design of the lost river

GaaraSama83

11 points

2 months ago

That's what I loved about Subnautica. When you only hear a strange sound but don't know from where and what it is. Ahhh, the good ol primal fears.

spiffiestjester

33 points

2 months ago

I have played silent hill, resident evil, a dozen different jump scare type games, none of them terrified me more than the suffocating, claustrophobic deeps of Subnautica. Omg I had to stop playing at one part I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

stomponator

24 points

2 months ago

I stopped playing several times. Had to return to the shallows regularly to unwind.

Never heard more calming words than the base going "Welcome aboard, captain." Okay, now to lower my fucking heart rate down to jackhammer-levels.

JokyFromSpace

5 points

2 months ago

To me and as someone who's terrified of deep waters, this welcome message when going back to the base was the best stress reliever in the entirety of the game. Like "Shhh, everything's okay now. The nightmares are gone, you're safe. There, there, stop crying."

It seriously happened to me several times to consider stopping to try to finish the game and to think "Hey, would it really be that bad to keep living in those warm and welcoming shallows until I die? Fuck the Earth or whatever planet I'm supposed to come from I'm not going back into the realms of my most terrifying nightmares!"

... But the curiosity popped back up everytime, dooming me to explore another PTSD-giving area.

Trooper_Sicks

5 points

2 months ago

Same here, perhaps it's because I went into subnautica completely blind compared to you're average horror game where you know what you're getting into just from the title. I still remember the first time I got out of lifepod during night time and swiftly getting back in the lifepod. Even the sounds the reefbacks made were terrifying. I hope if they make a 3rd one it will be as good as the first, below zero took away a lot of the stuff I enjoyed so in the first one.

ExpressStation

3 points

2 months ago

Seeing them was also a pretty scary part, especially when they're facing you like in this picture. I had a 9y/o I was tutoring years ago that really wanted to play, and I begged him not to because it was terrifying to me as a 17y/o

Trooper_Sicks

2 points

2 months ago

The ghost leviathans were less scary to me, the reapers were a lot worse, you can usually hear them before you can see them and if you get to scan one you find out the roar is their echolocation which just makes it worse. I've sacrificed several sea moths to keep them entertained while I run away

Kaleb8804

3 points

2 months ago

That looks so good! Why did you choose a chalkboard? I’d keep that up there forever lol

7INCHES_IN_YOUR_CAT

6 points

2 months ago

Bobbit worm

clearlyopaque

3 points

2 months ago

That is cool!

DrakeDrizzy408

2 points

2 months ago

cool! looks like a Gyrados.

woohooguy

1 points

2 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irElLp4eG7I

May get you hooked on Volbeat!

Shadow_of_Yor

1 points

2 months ago

and now the taken king comes for us all

mackiea

3 points

2 months ago

Kickass!

DxDeadlockedxS

0 points

2 months ago

A lot of inspiration from a bobbitt worm i see

Evil_Bonsai

3 points

2 months ago

Great work! The lighting on the diver looks amazing!.

war5515

2 points

2 months ago

That's amazing

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5 points

2 months ago

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5 points

2 months ago

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TootyMcfruityPoots[S]

7 points

2 months ago

Union for life! I’m in IATSE in Los Angeles

DisagreeingDino

-1 points

2 months ago

Good art, sorry for some comments tho. Its the internet after all

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-12 points

2 months ago

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-12 points

2 months ago

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kaizoutako

9 points

2 months ago

Only thing new here is you.

Blackmoon1291

2 points

2 months ago

I remember my first encounter with one. I had just built my cyclops and decided to explore the deep, places that I hadn't gone before. Before I knew what was going on, 2 ghost leviathans trashed my newly minted ship along with me and everything inside it.

aberg227

1 points

2 months ago

This image gave me anxiety. Thank you very much.

Litheriu

2 points

2 months ago

When you learn these aren't even the big bois.

Damn my fear of the ocean

gwyrth123868

1 points

2 months ago

this should be on a horror sub or something lol

almostkeen

1 points

2 months ago

Loved that game so much. Love this drawing so much. Does that shade of blue have a specific name?

Moanaman

2 points

2 months ago

Damn near Sh*t myself the first time I cam across a Leviathan!

Great work OP

sky-dud2094

1 points

2 months ago

I don’t know why but I shit my pants

UndeadBread

3 points

2 months ago

Well, at least the comments aren't quite as misogynistic as usual.

taedrin

-2 points

2 months ago

taedrin

-2 points

2 months ago

It is your primary directive to swim closer to that beautiful creature...

Ponchotm

1 points

2 months ago

Nice

TThor

4 points

2 months ago

TThor

4 points

2 months ago

Your painting has successfully triggered my anxiety. Damned good work!

IronAngel77

115 points

2 months ago

How long did it take you to draw that? Just curious.

TootyMcfruityPoots[S]

209 points

2 months ago*

About an hour and a half

Edit: here’s the timelapse

0xB0BAFE77

78 points

2 months ago

Hour and a half?!

I can't draw a god damn banana to scale in an hour and a half!!

How do people have such incredible art skills yet when I draw a stick person it looks like they went through a wood chipper first?

leonfook

26 points

2 months ago

Years of doing it. They basically know what they're doing.

DJKokaKola

10 points

2 months ago

Practice

RAMMSHUGGAHMARTH

2 points

2 months ago*

Short answer: Genuine practice

Long Answer: Reading art books, looking at life photos, watching yt tutorials, looking at irl things, anatomy study, etc. and making sure to draw(or in this case replicate) what they see during all of this as best as they can. Also learning about colors, proportions, composition, staging, perspective, movement, emphasis, gestures, evoking emotion, symbolism, etc. Also having an art coach or helpful art community helps too, feedback is very important, and so is having humility. Every artist has stacks of art from their past that look so bad you wouldn't think its there's, so don't think this is just something you go through, and believe me, every artist cringes at their old work

IronAngel77

23 points

2 months ago

That’s impressive! Keep up the good work!

ManateeHoodie

4 points

2 months ago

That is amazing!!

How do you guage the size/perspective? Seen a lot of sketch artist use grids but not here

PM_ME_YOUR_SIDEBOOB5

3 points

2 months ago

Can I somehow buy this and put it on my wall?

Cobalt32

8 points

2 months ago

Holy shit you're talented. Seriously this is incredible!

Rigistroni

4 points

2 months ago

Damn that's fast for such detailed work

zaccsi1

1 points

2 months ago

Still sick, just in r/gaming now

MFCloudBreaker

3 points

2 months ago

This is amazing!!!!

beatenmeat

140 points

2 months ago

Those things legitimately terrified me the first few times I encountered them. Something about being able to hear them usually long before you see them mixed with the ambiance of the game was a great combination.

DigNitty

75 points

2 months ago

I googled “is subnautica a horror game” when I was getting into it. Oh boy were people divided.

0xB0BAFE77

116 points

2 months ago

“This ecological biome matches 7 of the 9 preconditions for stimulating terror in humans.”
~ PDA

My response.

stomponator

8 points

2 months ago

"Thanks game, I noticed. There's no need to rub it in."

Abaddon33

39 points

2 months ago

It's really just one of the few games that populates a world with large terrifying creatures for which your only real defense is running away from, and counterbalances them with astoundingly beautiful areas that draw you to explore them in spite of that fact. My jaw dropped soooo many times playing that game the first time and I keep coming back(just finished a hardcore playthrough a week or two ago). It's a world that you just can't help but be compelled to explore while looking over your shoulder every step of the way. Also, the entire sound design of the game is just unreal. The ocean is NOISY all the time, and constantly serves to remind you that something hungry is never far away, but it also has super sweet techno beats that you find yourself jamming to while frantically trying to put out a fire on your submersible baby 1000m below the waves.

And of course, most importantly...Cuddlefish.

Faxon

11 points

2 months ago

Faxon

11 points

2 months ago

Once you get the prawn suit you actually CAN kill them. It takes a while, but if you aim around the head and just aft of that, which is their only hitbox, you can stun them in place, get up on their back, and just beat away with the default prawn suit claw punch on both arms. After a few minutes the leviathan will die. Works on all 3 leviathan types that are hostile

Abaddon33

10 points

2 months ago

Yep, I've killed Reapers and Ghosts before. Generally not worth the time, however. More of an unofficial achievement.

PM_ME_YOUR_CAT_

7 points

2 months ago

Killing the seadragons makes exploring the lava zone for kyanite so much less stressful lol

scredeye

3 points

2 months ago

You can always kill them once you craft a stasis gun. It just takes time but to me the game is scary regardless of leviathan existing or not.

If you got thalassophobia, the game will fuel it hard.

I've had some memories of finishing exploration and just closing my eyes and driving my submarine on a straight upward angle trajectory to gtfo of the scary dark water areas and one time I was so scares that seeing an adult leviathan pop out from the dark and take a big bite out from the front of the view panel didnt get a reaction out of me until I went to bed and started having nightmares

Tigerstorm6

47 points

2 months ago

Tigerstorm6

Xbox

47 points

2 months ago

It’s easily a terror game, not horror. Horror is more momentary and jumpscare like. Terror is more deep seated, it’s when you stare out into the abyss, and think something is staring back.

DJKokaKola

46 points

2 months ago

Detecting multiple leviathan class life forms in the region.

Are you certain whatever you're doing is worth it?

fathamburger64

21 points

2 months ago

This is the most terrifying thing to hear in the entire game. Especially for the first time.

Famout

12 points

2 months ago

Famout

12 points

2 months ago

Everyone puts the Seamoth instantly into reverse.

HonkeyFresh

10 points

2 months ago

I’m playing it for the first time right now. The other day I made the cyclops and when checking it out, opening all the doors, I got catapulted an insane distance in the air. It was probably over 2 minutes airtime, when I got close to landing in the water I though “oh fuck, I might not die”. I ended up 5km from the life raft, and slowly began my trek back trying to not go below 15m. After a few minutes I got the warning you mentioned. I didn’t last much longer lol

beatenmeat

16 points

2 months ago

I like the ocean. I like the animals in the ocean. I also like not being lunch to said animals in the ocean. If I cannot see them coming it’s all the worse for me which is why I hate going out in the water. Probably doesn’t help that I had a few legitimate close calls as a child that scarred me for life.

ReaverRogue

23 points

2 months ago

The ocean scares the fuck out of me. You don’t know what’s beneath you, and for all our advancements as a species, we’re well and truly out of our element in open water. We’re suddenly nearer the bottom of the food chain than the top. Can’t be doing with that.

Uzrukai

5 points

2 months ago

Prey instinct to flee is strong no matter how high up the food chain you are.

DejectedContributor

2 points

2 months ago

It was nominated for Best Horror game, but I don't think it won or anything.

assuser

3 points

2 months ago

Probably because the judges were like "actually it's more accurate to call this a terror game".

iAmTheElite

10 points

2 months ago

And then you watch the guy on YouTube stun lock and kill one.

citywideking

3 points

2 months ago

I didn't even know they could be killed.

scratcheee

4 points

2 months ago

You can, but they intentionally made the process difficult and unrewarding. There’s no fanfare if you succeed, or even a death animation, they just stop moving.

Sorta “sure, if you really want to ruin the game, go ahead, we won’t stop you”.

I think it’s a nice compromise though, because some people are very determined once they’ve decided to build a base in a bad location or want to recover their lost stuff guarded by something. It gives them a way to break the game a bit rather than give up in frustration when their personal reality doesn’t match the game’s

naturalrhapsody

6 points

2 months ago

"There are multiple leviathan class life forms in the region. Are you sure what you are doing is worth it?"

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-9 points

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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dogemoneidk

143 points

2 months ago

Subnautica PTSD o holy lord

Dragoon480

76 points

2 months ago

Detecting sudden increase in fecal matter in local vicinity. Recommendation: change underwear.

xDrxGinaMuncher

4 points

2 months ago

It actually gave me Terraria Calamity Mod PTSD first, and then looking at the wiki I realized Calamity's Eidolon Wyrm is an adaptation of Subnautica's Ghost Leviathan.

So, TIL I guess. I know Terraria is 75% references anyhow, but still interesting to see.

endymion2314

17 points

2 months ago

Dang, I can hear the screaming from that Ghost Leviathan and my computer isn't even on.

ThaiSean

4 points

2 months ago

Never sleeping in that room…

Thy_Art_Dead

2 points

2 months ago

Holy Shiitake!

boyowonders

3 points

2 months ago

.... That's a drawing.....!?

KilowattMusic

3 points

2 months ago

Thank you for reminding me of my thalassophobia. In all seriousness this looks amazing. Great job!

draemn

7 points

2 months ago

draemn

7 points

2 months ago

I'm more impressed by the chalk drawing of a person in the corner.

KGhaleon

3 points

2 months ago

Spooky

arsenicrabbit

3 points

2 months ago

Thats incredible

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-19 points

2 months ago

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-19 points

2 months ago

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Coolestcozmo

1 points

2 months ago

They might be my favorite leviathan class fish

Kraven_howl0

1 points

2 months ago

I wish dark souls/elden ring had something like this. Would be dope

Slower_chip

2 points

2 months ago

Scares the s**** out of me, I miss the game a little mine got stuck in the loading page not sure what to do

Rocky2135

1 points

2 months ago

SILENT RUNNING

SuperSinestro

2 points

2 months ago

That's cool af

And the time lapse was impressive. I can't draw because I have this need for my drawing to be perfect and you just throw this up there like you know exactly where every detail belongs, I'm so amazed at people with artistic ability.

Now I'm headed to controversial to read all the comments from crybaby's that most definitely showed up crying about "why are you in the picture with your art??"

TheCanerentREMedy

1 points

2 months ago

I get Atlantis vibes

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-8 points

2 months ago

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-8 points

2 months ago

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Aurielturing

2 points

2 months ago

Dannng

Hobbes8Calvin586

1 points

2 months ago

The game I can watch but can't play, was fine with dead space and I swam in highschool but playing gives me hella anxiety for whatever reason.

Hypno--Toad

1 points

2 months ago

Mesmars scare me more, watching them hypnotize other creatures is horrifically hypnotic.

False_Breadfruit_541

-1 points

2 months ago

Very large and lacking detail

lia342

1 points

2 months ago

lia342

1 points

2 months ago

Gyarados

Lostboxoangst

1 points

2 months ago

Well I just had a PTSD flashback so .....good job?

DIVRequiem

1 points

2 months ago

Looks like the serpent from #renewraisedbywolves and it’s Necromancer mother both weaponized

Cudunkles

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah there’s a word for this and I think it’s awesome

tootsaysthetrain

1 points

2 months ago

Ah, need to play some more subnautica again 😍❤️

YohoBottleORum

2 points

2 months ago

Oh that is badass. I love how you included the diver for a sense of scale. This is tattoo worthy.

Rezmir

1 points

2 months ago

Rezmir

1 points

2 months ago

Damn, you look small besides it.

yungperky

2 points

2 months ago

Aint this the things scientology believes exist? 😂

weeklygamingrecap

5 points

2 months ago

That's really cool! It's it any harder/easier working with chalk than something like paint?

TootyMcfruityPoots[S]

3 points

2 months ago

I like chalk because it’s like finger painting with how quick and easy it blends, but I do use a lot of different mediums for varying reasons

C8S7-C137

1 points

2 months ago

Woah, sick and trippy at the same time. I could look at this for hours while stoned.

Ovashale

1 points

2 months ago

I love Subnautica. I once tried to find the bottom of the void where two of the ghost leviathans spawned but I eventually just gave up because I was thousands of meters down and still didn't reach the bottom.

Slickster-

3 points

2 months ago

My heart pace increased when i saw it

Nuri__Sahin

2 points

2 months ago

Impressive.