hey let's go, hey let's go, we're happy as can be~

Hunter is an Asian Parkour enthusiast with a love for being active and no concept of personal space. Smoker is an older white woman and a determined loner who likes to keep her distance. They tease each other constantly. They're best friends, or maybe more, depending on how you see it. Together they fight zombies, when they aren't zombies themselves.

A quick explanation of how these two came about

In Left 4 Dead, you play as a member of a group of four survivors trying to get from point A (zombies) to point B (zombies, evac). There are Special Infected designed to stop you from accomplishing this, each with their own unique abilities. In the first game, these were the Hunter, the Smoker, the Boomer, the Witch, and the Tank. In Left 4 Dead 2, they added the Spitter, the Charger, and the Jockey. Of these, only the Spitter and Witch are female.

However, in Left 4 Dead 2, they introduced a canon female counterpart to the usually male-only Boomer. So it stands to reason that there might be female versions out there of the other Special Infected. I thought it might be fun to try and come up with some potential designs for a female Hunter and Smoker. I wanted something like the female Boomer - a design that from a distance or a glance would still be recognizable as a Hunter or a Smoker, but on closer inspection would differ from the male version in several ways. Also this sort of thing bugged me.

So I ended up with these two.

and they'd sound different too

I never originally intended for them to be anything more than an idle exercise in character design. I never gave them names. But they were a lot of fun to draw, and I ended up getting kind of fond of them.

Then I idly wondered what they might have been like before they were infected. Before I knew it, they quickly spiraled down into original character territory. Once it started, it was hard to stop. In retrospect I should have known that'd happen.

Most of the stuff I posted about them is under this tag on my LJ, but I thought I might as well throw together a page with everything in one place. There is also an LJ community now with more stuff in it that you can join! And also someone made a TVTropes page??? omg

When the two of them are survivors, their team of four is completed by Charger and Jockey, who belong to my GOOD FRIEND Jazaaboo. 8D

Updated: 12/29, 7 art posts

pfbleh!

~Left 4 Totoro~
~Little My Star (Infect of Love Ver.)~
~zombieBuri Hamachi~
~I've learned too much; I have gone mad~
~Shimejis/Desktop Pets! - Jockey FLELE! - Dolls! - Ukagaka/Ghost!~
~FST Vol 1 / FST Vol 2 part one and two!~

~The infested versions~

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This long comic is spread out across several entries but should really be taken as a whole. It's basically how the two of them got Infected in the first place. Hunter gets attacked by one of her Parkour friends, and comes to Smoker for help.

One - Two - Three - Four - Five - Six - Seven - Eight - Nine - Ten - Eleven - Twelve - Epilogue


I've also written some fics. I know, I know. You can also find these at aooooooo if that's easier for you.

What Just Happened
Rating: R for bunches of ladysex
Pairing: Hunter/Smoker
Warnings: I don't think there are any? Aside from Smoker denying everything and Hunter playing embarrassing mindgames I guess.
Summary: Hunter decides to try doing something new; letting Smoker tell her what to do. Then things get out of hand a little.
Notes: Set before they were infected.

Campaign
Rating: PG-13 I guess for violence, minor language
Pairing: None!
Warnings: None that come to mind offhand, apart from general mental instability
Summary: Jockey's the only one who knows what's going on. She's the only one who understands. And she's the only one who knows that everything is fine. Just fine.
Notes: Set when they're survivors.

Different Paths
Rating: PG I guess for minor language and mentions of violence
Pairing: None!
Warnings: None I can think of
Summary: A group of survivors come across a very familiar zombie in trouble. So that's what happened to her after the infection broke out! Now, what should they do about it?
Notes: Set when they're infected.

Be My Friend God Damn It
Rating: PG-13 for language, probably
Pairing: None! That's right, it's like 50k of gen, what's wrong with me
Warnings: Also none.
Summary: At first Hunter's determined to hate her for making her pay her back for that stupid window, but then it turns out she's not very good at hating her. So she decides to become her friend instead.
Turns out she's not very good at that either.
Notes: Set before they were infected.

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five |

Where are we going?
Rating: PG for language, probably
Pairing: Hints of Hunter/Smoker I guess
Warnings: None I can think of
Summary: Where does Charger go at night, and why? Hunter's going to find out.
Notes: Set when they're Survivors.

Neither Here Nor There
Rating: R for mostly vague descriptions of faily sex
Pairing: Hunter/Smoker
Warnings: Nothing off-hand I don't think, unless the faily sex mentioned above or sexual identity crises count
Summary: The two of them have been best friends for ages, so becoming more than that shouldn't be too hard, right? Even if Smoker says she's straight, they can work something out, can't they? Because Hunter's in love with her and things have to work out, somehow. They have to. Right?
Notes: Set before they were infected.

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four

...But Your Team Mates Can Still Escape
Rating: PG-13 for violence i guess
Pairing: None
Warnings: CHARACTER DEATH hoo boy lots of character death
Summary: The realization hit her hard. She wasn't going to make it. She wasn't going to escape.
But the others, the others would survive. She'd make sure of it. That was all that mattered.
Notes: Set when they're Survivors, specifically on the Bridge finale of The Parish. This fic is just one ending out of many.

What Matters
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: None, although I guess there's subtext if you look for it. :O
Warnings: Talk of sexual harassment?
Summary: First she has to dress up to go to some stupid party with people she hates, and then Hunter shows up to help her get ready. This really isn't Smoker's night.
Cheering her up is going to take some work.
Notes: Set before they were infected. FLUFF AHOY well in a manner of speaking. Mostly at the end.

Standing Alone (or here)
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: None
Warnings: Some violence I guess
Summary: Hunter might have been immune, but her friends were not.
Notes: Set when they're Survivors.

Continue (or here)
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: None
Warnings: Some violence I guess
Summary: The world was split into two factions. Uninfected had to be killed or bitten, and infected were irrelevant. They did not matter.
There was no reason a Hunter should have been following her.
Notes: Set when they're infected.

Everything is Perfect Now (or here)
Rating: PG-13 (R?) for Ladysex
Pairing: LadySmoker/ladyHunter
Summary: It's late and they're bored, but Hunter comes up with a way to spend the time. Why does she keep letting her talk her into this?
Notes: Set before they were infected.

Now What? (or here)
Rating: PG
Pairing: Ambivalently FemaleOC!Hunter/FemaleOC!Smoker, does that make sense? IT'S REALLY UP TO YOU HOW TO INTERPRET IT
Warnings: Nothing really.
Summary: Hunter disappears. Smoker can handle this. Honest.
Notes: Set before they were both infected.

pfbleh!

Awesomely enough, I'm not the only one who's drawn these two and a bunch of people have been amazing enough to draw them as well. And echogarrote even wrote fic! MY JOY AT THIS CANNOT BE CONTAINED SERIOUSLY

All here in various folders, although be wary of gore or nudity.

And Veloxyll made Smoker's apartment in Sims 2! :D

And Riona also wrote some fics! 8D

Title: Of Undesired Companionship
Fandoms: Left 4 Dead/Harry Potter, where by Left 4 Dead I obviously mean zarla's pre-zombification genderswapped zombie original characters, with appearances from jazaaboo's. Knowledge of Left 4 Dead not required.
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: 1,300ish
Summary: Dropping zarla's Left 4 Dead original characters into a Harry Potter AU. LadySmoker is the caretaker at Hogwarts. LadyHunter is a Gryffindor student. I have absolutely no excuse for this.

AND

Title: You Missed 'Superpowers', Pandora (or, alternatively, 'yo dawg I heard you like AUs...')
Fandom: erm, the Left 4 Dead OCs over at respectawoman. Hunter and Smoker belong to zarla, Charger and Jockey to jazaaboo.
Rating: R
Wordcount: 6,800
Summary: AU of the survivorverse AU. Shortly before the infection strikes, Hunter, Smoker, Charger and Jockey are caught in a storm with very strange effects. Loosely inspired by Misfits.
Warnings: violence, swearing, the sort of unpleasantness you'd associate with a zombie apocalypse.

And so did bardicfeline!

Title: At the Sign of the "Who Gives a Shit"
Fandom: L4D (mostly), Respect a Woman verse (mostly)
Characters: Lady Smoker, Lady Hunter, various OC's and cameos
Word Count: 2, 988 and counting - part two and part three and epilogue
Summary: Hunter invites Smoker to a rather...ODD bar, and is being unusually cagey about it. What can this possibly lead to, and will any good come from it? Only time will tell...

Title: Cakes and Cards or Smoker does not do this birthday shit, you guys
Characters: Lady Smoker (mainly), Lady Hunter, with a bit of a speaking role for Mousey, and minor mentions of both Sparkles and Griffin
Warnings: Excess Smoker grouchiness near the beginning, and maybe some minor language stuff, but there really isn't anything bad in this one.
Pairings: Lady Hunter/Lady Smoker, although you could conceivably just read them as close friends in this one. Whatever floats you boat; in my mind, they are dating.
Word Count: 2,268. That is short by my normal standards.
Summary: It's Smoker's birthday, but she really does not want to treat it as anything but a normal day, as she hasn't had a real reason to celebrate this particular anniversary for a while now. But maybe this year will be different?

Title: Catch a Zombie by the Toe or "It was the best title I could think of off the top of my head."
Part 1 of I dunno
Characters: Juan, Mousey, Sparkles, Griffin plus one displaced Metaverse OC.
Smoker is mentioned in passing but not named.
Fair warning: This is the timeline where Hunter infects Smoker, which is one of the reasons why they aren't in it. Yet.
Word Count: 2,320
Summary: Juan, Smoker's ex-boyfriend, somehow ends up in what is probably the last non-infected group to leave the city. They know full well they've probably missed the last helicopter, but decide to try out the hospital anyway. On the way up, they hear someone crying.
Investigating this is clearly the best possible option, right?

Eeeee :D


kamesen also wrote a fic about a male Witch, in which the ladies feature prominently. :D He also wrote another one here called Running Blind.

And bbot also wrote a fic! You can read it here. And he also wrote this ridiculous seinfeld thing.

scshima wrote a fic too! It's set sort of after What Matters and you can read it here.

They also cameo in Zhanael's fic at one point! And are mentioned in this one by hellishfreeze.

And orange-lights wrote a fic here too! "It's set when they are 'nearly-but-not-quite' together, and before they had that big argument over when Hunter was away for a long time. not that I have a timeline or anything. Also the guy in it that is called Robbo is just some random parkour guy- yes I've just made up an OC for an OC related story idk why either"

And they show up in this fic by bloodystone2, and alexargick has one set in the schoolgirl AU here! kaitos-kun also wrote a thing here.

batneko also wrote a fic about them as survivors here, and veloxyll did a ficlet here and wrote another one here.

boringasian wrote a fic about them and their landlord in the cured!AU here!


AND MORE THAN ONE OF YOU EVEN COSPLAYED AS THEM OMG YOU GUYS SERIOUSLY YOU ARE KILLING ME HERE 8D
Artemisrampant and lyricalecho as Hunter and Smoker
Moronokimi as Hunter
Mgg2k as Hunter
Paru-na as Hunter
cathy-p and her girlfriend as Hunter and Smoker, and then Jockey and Hunter later on!


And even more amazing, Evilpoliceman has been working on in-game replacement models!
This model will replace in-game Hunters with ladyHunters
This one will replace Ellis with ladyHunter!

BLOWING MY MIND

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