Benlet & Gordlet

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In the spring of 2020, twitch streamer wayneradiotv and friends created a series called Half Life: VR but the AI is Self Aware. In this series was born Benrey, a character based off of the Half Life 1 security guard model and played by Scorpy. On May 27, 2020, twitter user @buggleboos posted art of Benrey depicted as a small blob that Scorpy later retweeted:




Later, on June 19, 2020, Scorpy streamed the premiere of the Gameclam. It featured drawings by Logmore of creatures called "joglets". The wayneradiotv server was quickly inundated by pictures of Benrey drawn in a similar style (reminiscient of @buggleboos' drawing) called "Benlets". However, as the wayneradiotv server was reset in 2021, many of these were lost.




On May 5, 2021, when a friend of mine was visiting me, I drew the HEV suit from Half-Life with the proportions of a character from Among Us. I then removed the beast's coverings.




Friend Pivot modeled him in zbrush with unprecedented speed. I was in awe of the power of this depiction. It cemented him as a feature of our psyche.



by pivot

by pivot


Fast forward to May 2021. I got the urge to play Spore again, encouraged by my foray back into Amazing Island and the creatures I made in it. I considered it my mission to recreate Gordog in any game with a creature creator. However, @buggleboos depiction of Benrey was on my mind, though I would not be able to relocate it until later. I ended up creating this beast, which I named only "benrey":




My attention, and the attention of my friends, whom I was streaming for, was quickly captured by him. However, I was bothered by how absolutely terrible he looked. So, after downloading more mods for Spore, and with the direction of my friends (the pink pawpads and cheeks were jaymes' idea), I created this creature, who I named "benlet". He later recieved a paint job to give him back his "boots", as you can see at the top of the page.




The rest is history. He captured our hearts and minds. My friends and myself have drawn countless pictures of him.
He is Benlet.

As an addendum: On June 28, 2021, I began searching for the tweet containing the original benlets, which I had lost. I shouted my search into the ether (tumblr), but no one could produce it. It was not until September 4, 2021 when I was finally able to locate it again, and the ouroboros was able to close its lips upon its own tail.




Update as of Jan 1st, 2022: Scorpy has released merch featuring the original benlets. Buy it here.








Depictions of The Beasts

Tributes to the altar of freakish little two legged man creatures. In roughly chronological order.



by jaymes filamints

by jaymes filamints



by jaymes filamints



by aoi

by aoi

by aoi



by jordan tigerdrop

by jordan tigerdrop

by jordan tigerdrop



by adrian

by pivot

by pivot



by pivot



by various



by pivot

by jordan tigerdrop

by me (synth)



by pivot

by pivot

by me (synth)

by jaymes filamints



by pivot

by me (synth)



by pivot

by jordan tigerdrop


by me (synth)



by pivot




by jaymes filamints

by jaymes filamints



by me (synth)


by me (synth)


by me (synth)

by me (synth)



by jaymes filamints

by me (synth)

by me (synth)



by pivot

by me (synth)

by jordan tigerdrop



by various




by pivot

by jaymes filamints

by jordan tigerdrop

by statesideshift



by me (synth)

by me (synth)



animated by pivot



by me (synth)





by callmepelos

by sourcengine



by me (synth)
   

by me (synth)




by me (synth)

by jordan tigerdrop

by bullrun



by jordan tigerdrop

built by bullrun



by pivot

by pivot



by pivot

by pivot



by pivot

by pivot

by pivot



by pivot

by pivot



painted by jaymes filamints

painted by jaymes filamints



by pelos

by pelos



by me (synth)

by me (synth)



by me (synth)
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by jordan



by jaymes

by jaymes

by jaymes



by nyan
 

by jordan

by jordan



by jordan

by me (synth)

by jaymes

by jaymes

by jaymes



by kathryn

by jordan

by jordan


by pelos


by pelos




by pelos

by pelos

by pelos


by me (synth)

by jaymes





by mop and marty



by penny-eater


by me (synth)



by pelos


by various



by jordan

by bullrun

  

by kogo


by pelos

by me (synth)



by me (synth)

by me (synth)


by me (synth)
  

by me (synth)



by me (synth)