I’m a huge fan of these weird little psychos, I had a number of cats growing up. Both indoor and outdoor varieties. The first cat I remember loosing was Flash, I cried my eyes out for months over loosing my little dude, he was FAST AF.
The next cat we had was Herschel, a beautiful black Persian kitten. Herschel stands out in my memory because I remember saving his life. One morning while eating breakfast I heard a strange thumping coming from the dryer, so went to see what it was, and it was Herschel. He was in bad shape and he had permanent scars for life, but he lived. We became very close after that day.
For me cats are a natural fit for the Cyberpunk genre. They are sneaky, cunning, and adaptable – all qualities that are highly valued in the underground world of hackers, street samurai, and other outcasts. They are creatures of the shadows, lurking in the corners and observing the world with a detached, almost otherworldly demeanor. In many ways, they are the perfect symbol of the outsider – a creature that is at once both predator and prey.
For all these reasons, cats have become an iconic element of Cyberpunk culture – a symbol of the outsiders and rebels who refuse to be tamed or controlled by the powers that be. And for those who understand their mystique, they offer a source of comfort and solace in an otherwise chaotic and unpredictable world.
Example mid journey prompt: stray Selkirk Rex cat, walking on ledge, dim light, teal lighting, grunge, top view neon lights, yellow, teal, pink, blade runner –v 5 –ar 16:9 –q 2
Prompt: stray Selkirk Rex cat, digging in a grey trash can, dim light, teal lighting, grunge, top view neon lights, yellow, teal, pink, blade runner –v 5 –ar 9:16 –q 2