Discrimination Written on their WristsI am not sick. I am not a representation of your so called sin, so don't label me as such.Discrimination Written on their Wrists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You are just as mortal as I am.
You are not allowed to pass judgement on the purest part of my soul. My love.
The world's saddest arcade is in NevadaYesterday I was 'dragged' 4 hours from 'home' (dad's house, my home base for this trip) to a place in Nevada where Nana could gamble. Apparently she likes to do that.The world's saddest arcade is in Nevada1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I don't drink, and I don't gamble, so I knew in advance I'd be bored as all hell, but I was all for Nana having fun. But after a while, getting carded for simply existing got on my nerves so I asked if the place had an arcade. Most places like that do, because kids and people like me exist. I'm told there's one on the third floor, so me and dad go to check it out.
As we were wandering down the creepy ass corridor, following the 'Arcade' signs in eerie silence, I was starting to wonder if this was a good idea. Then we found it - a creepy ass door to a room with no windows marked "Arcade". Me and dad both balked. It just looked, well...rapey. But we went in anyway, and we were alone.
First recognizable sound I heard was Bust-A-Move. Fucking awesome, I thought. Trapped in a casino, sure, but now I'm trapped in a casino with
The Voice Of Feminism is not Anita SarkeesianI have watched Anita Sarkeesian's latest offering. Episode one of "Tropes vs Women" entitled Damsils in distress. At some point I plan to make a video to go into further details on all that is wrong with her position on how women are used far too often as objects to be possessed or claimed. that they can often times be reduced things to be passed between two males fighting over her like a piece of meat. what's her arguments? in short she goes after donkey Kong and ends with super mario and princess peach.The Voice Of Feminism is not Anita Sarkeesian2 years ago in Personal More Like This
she ignores details when they don't fit her message and she doesn't even bother to learn about the characters because... you know...facts and shit. she says peach is like a ball being passed between mario and bowser. first off if anyone is reducing peach down to an object it's....Anita herself. she starts off talking about the bad and slightly sexist trope of women being kidnapped and men having to bravely come to her rescue as a form of sexual conquest. that the man can claim his "wo
The Forgotten Pixels kickstarterHey everyone!The Forgotten Pixels kickstarter1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For the past ten months I have been working alongside many other talented individuals on an animated series called The Forgotten Pixels! This is the story about an 8-bit game cartridge that was never played and what happens to the world inside of it when the hero never left his home village and the kingdom was never saved.
My involvement in this project has ranged from concept art and character design to the backgrounds you can see in the sample (not final) animation. I have just uploaded the poster I made for the series and I will upload more artwork in the weeks to come while we're raising money for this project on Kickstarter. It would be an absolute dream to see this project funded and for our series to become reality.
Please check out the link below if you're interested or would like to help fund our project! I would love to see this project become a reality to me. No donation is too small and no amount of shares or reblogs is too little. I wan
A Class in Gaming Narrative, Pt. ILet us begin with the first and - arguably - dominant school of thought on this subject:A Class in Gaming Narrative, Pt. I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The story is subservient to the gameplay.
Under this mindset, storytelling doesn't quite take top priority in the developmental process. Or, rather, it would be more accurate to say complex storytelling on the level of - say - Silent Hill 2, Deus Ex, Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne, Persona 4, Spec Ops: The Line, BioShock, or Planescape: Torment is not the end goal the developers have in mind, but strictly speaking it doesn't mean storytelling doesn't have some level of overall importance in the final product.
To put it succinctly: basic, simple storytelling is just fine. It's main purpose is to sell the gameplay first and foremost. Hence, "subservient." They aren't working together as partners and thus aren't as equal in value.
In the early days of the medium, games back then were considered complex and ingenious if they had enough code to input so basic a contextual framework as
Creeps on the train exclamation markMore whimsical tales for you to read because of course this is the best possible thing you could be doing with your time right now. Fo' shizzle.Creeps on the train exclamation mark2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yesterday afternoon when I got home, I felt tired. So tired, in fact, that I fell asleep without realising. I was only asleep for an hour and woke up at around 7pm, the same time my Mum came home from work. As soon as I stirred, I stared at the clock and saw the time, and thinking it was 7 AM and not pm, I shot out of bed and ran like a half-paralysed monkey (scratching my underarms and everything) to get dressed for work.
Mum just stared at me and asked what the hell I was doing. I answered groggily: "I'm late faw work... I missed muh train!?"
I normally drive to the station and catch the 7:15am train into the city on the days I start early, y'see. Too much effort to wait in traffic if I drove and parking is a bitch. So here I am, in my work shirt and undies like a kid who can't dress themselves, not realising I had one of THOSE moments. Idio
My Thoughts on Tropes vs Women...Honesty time guys. I've had a lot of people ask me my opinion of Anita Sarkeesian and Tropes vs Women. What I may have to say may not make some people happy, in fact, it might just piss you right off. But I respect my audience enough to be fully candid with them as I am similar to her when it comes to real matters and how they effect gaming and gamers.My Thoughts on Tropes vs Women...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
At best, I am indifferent with her. Don't get me wrong, I think her research is good, but a few things bother me. One is I just don't like her presentation. It's dry and really matter of fact, which to me is just plain boring. The information is good, but it's just hard for me to sit through. And yes I know that she is working on a book, or other scholarly work, and to do such, well you can't always be wacky. It just didn't pull me in. The other thing is she doesn't allow for comments.
"Gaijin you dolt! Do you even know the hardships she went through?! The rape and d
The Wow Effect: Offsite Tutorial FeatureA Tutorial FeatureThe Wow Effect: Offsite Tutorial Feature10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
DA has an amazing tutorial section, but it's always good to gather resources from more than one place. So, here is a list of some outstanding tutorials I have stumbled upon. Some are old, some are new, but all of them are worth giving a look at!
Giger Style Photoshop Tutorial
Type: Science Fiction, Dark
"For the final installment of our Sci-Fi series, I thought it would be good to up the ante and do something real crazy. The following walkthrough outlines the techniques and resources used to create a Giger influenced ‘Biomech’ piece. Many of the processes are very similar to our previous walkthroughs, however this type of work requires an important added ingredient: patience!!"
Let's get this show on the roadTime to hit dA fast and hard. Time to fill up my gallery with Character Profiles!Let's get this show on the road2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had a dA account for a while, and only have 3 deviations. Up until now I really didn't have any idea what to post, but now I do! I have all these characters, plenty of bios, why not share them?
Also... I need a dA ID ;_; Will work on that as soon as I know how to draw chibi... which will take forever... gah.
Fenrir: Wow, this entry was surprisingly short... Ari, you were brief for once in your life! (troll face)
Shut it, jack@$$
Fenrir: Praise the Divines, Ari was brief instead of a long-winded babbling idiot like she usually is!
*^* Kanna, Claire...
Kanna and Claire: Yes?
Kan and Claire: YES MA'AM! >XD
Fen: What does that me--? OH SHI--!! (is glomped by the girls) C..can't...... bre..athe.... X_X
>XD I win.
Mizuumi-con RecapYesterday was my first time at Mizuumi-con and I can say I had a pretty fun time besides the fact I swear I almost roasted alive in the intense heat. I hardly had time to sit down and rest besides maybe three times during the day. Between managing my booth and helping my friend that I was sharing it with, panel, photos, video shoot, contest, and running back and forth supplying my Dark link w/her belt, and helping my Medli with her ears and beak and then rescuing them from the line with badges there was hardly time to rest.Mizuumi-con Recap3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Big thank you to those who purchased anything from my booth! We ended up making a very good chunk of money which we'll use to pay for some pre-registrations for our cons this year and also for my ear surgery. It means a lot that you bought anything from us! If you stopped by later in the day :iconxskunx: was actually watching the booth!
I met at least one of you dA followers, this time being :iconorganizationmember00: who was cosplaying a very cute Xion f
Livestream OfflineMy computer was heating too much so I had to close it. Too bad, I didnt get to take requests...Livestream Offline2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tropes vs Women in Video Games [RANT]Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video GamesTropes vs Women in Video Games [RANT]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I just watched this video. I tried to keep an open mind, but it played out pretty much how I thought it would…with plenty of counterarguments to each of her arguments.
Conveniently absent were any of the Paper Mario/Mario RPG games in which Peach is not only a playable character, but a playable character crucial to the plot; any of the Metroid games (although Other M would have made good fodder in favor of her propaganda, since it does kinda ruin the series); LoZ: Spirit Tracks, in which Zelda has a significant role (although some art from the game was shown); BioShock (1 and 2), which not only exhibits several strong female characters but also shows the sensitive side of the male characters; Fat Princess, whose game art was designed by a woman (thus serving a viable counterexample to her argument that men reinforce these
...What color socks are you wearing?...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[ ] Red = Loud
[ ] Green = Stupid
[ ] None = Freaky
[ ] Fuzzy = Gorgeous
[ ] Yellow = Innocent
[ ] Purple = A Little Too Happy
[ ] Black = Emo
[ ] Stripes = Funny
[ ] Gray = Skanky
[ ] Pink = Preppy
[ ] Dark Blue = Sweaty
[x] Other = Hot
[ ] White = Sexy
What Kind Of Pants Are You Wearing?
[ ]Shorts = Cutie
[ ]Skirt/Skort = Skank
[ ]Corduroy = Weirdo
[ ] Tight Jeans = Scene
[x]Ripped Jeans = Emo
[ ]Cammo = Cage Fighter
[ ]Jeans = Prep .
[ ]Pajamas = Pimp
[ ]Cargo = Clown
[ ]Sweats = Athlete
[ ]Boxers = Brat
[ ]Booty Shorts = Female
[ ]Capris = Gangster
[ ]Nothing = Hoe
[ ]Dickies = Weirdo
[ ]Bikini Bottoms = Tiki Girl
[ ]Other = Sex Addict
What Is Your Natural Hair Color?
[ ]Auburn = That Every One Wants To Make Out With
[ ]Blonde = With A Broken Heart,
[ ]Black = With A Sexy Smile
[x]Dark Brown = With A Hot Boyfriend/Girlfriend
[ ]Red = That Likes To Have Fun
[ ]Brown = Who Loves To Be Different
[ ]Dirty Blonde= With A nice ass
[ ]Bald = With A Bad Dr
Gay metalheadsThey're so goddamn KWOOT!Gay metalheads3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I saw a metalhead thread on /hm/ and they were all like hugging and kissing and fucking and stuff and I was like :iconorgasmplz:
They have sexy arms too :iconbadassplz:
Well...I'm going to make some AYEGS.
E3: MicrosoftOh boy... I knew going in that Microsoft had to become the next coming of Christ in order to convince me to even touch one. And ironically it didn't even come close. It did a few good things, but it's very small in comparison to the bigger evils. Let's go over the few things left for the 360.E3: Microsoft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gold membership, with whatever price it may be now when the Xbox One is implemented, will allow two free games, two of which could be Halo 3 or Assassin's Creed 2. This will happen... every so often? They mentioned a set amount of times you get free games but it was announced quickly. It also let's friends share the Gold membership if you are both on the same console, so that is actually a good way to bring in gamers. There's also a new 360 (quite a number of consoles there Microsoft?) styled as the Xbox One. It's apparently available now (I thought of the Sega Saturn immediately). So things look pretty damn good for 360 gamers. On the ot
Headin to Cutie Mark ConWell, I'm headin to Cutie Mark Con this weekend in Cincinnati, OH. Should be fun.Headin to Cutie Mark Con2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been playing catch-up with random projects the past couple weeks, so I haven't been postin much new stuff on here.
But, once I'm done with CMC, I'll be pickin up where I left off on some pony-based projects, and I'm hopin to work on some comics that have been partially finished for a LONG time...
Also, as a side-note, I have a table at Bronycon!
I'm a bit worried, cause my stuff doesn't hold a candle to the big name artists that will be attending, but I'm still looking forward to the experience.
Anyways, back to work,
Commissions~Seeing as how I got through all of my commissions this time without running into too much trouble, I'm going to open them sooner now since I'm not quite prepared to run off for a while for too long of a creative break. Just wanted to take some time to get my shoulder to calm down a bit. Too much hand sewing can get it to start being unhappy with me. >~>Commissions~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So at this time:
COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED!!
Like before I will take up to three commissions per slot and I ask for payment before I start. Please send me a note with questions regarding cost as I don't like to discuss money in comments. I definitely do OCs, so please don't hesitate to send me a picture~ I am not going to set an amount that I'm going to take, and will leave it up to how I'm feeling.
Video Games listI don't remember who asked me for this list but here it is anyway:Video Games list6 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Sonic the Hedgehog
-Sonic the Hedgehog 2
-Sonic Blast brazilian (thanks :iconyuski
-Mickey Mouse: Castle of Illusion
-Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap
-Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
-Sonic the Hedgehog Pal x3
-Sonic the Hedgehog jap complete + cartridge only
-Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Pal x 3
-Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Jap
-Dr Robotnik: Mean Bean Machine x2 (both european boxarts)
-Sonic & Knuckles
-Sonic & Knuckles cart only x2
-Sonic & Knuckles pirate (no lock-on)
-Wacky Worlds cart only
-Ecco the Dolphin
-Spot goes to Hollywood
-World of Illusion
-Rocket Knight Adventures Pal + Jap
-Aero the Acrobat
-2 en 1: Mickey Castle of Illusions + Quackshot
-James Pond II
-Mickey Mania cart only+ manua
XBOne... fixed.To everyone who says picking on Microsoft for their consumer unfriendly bullshit was "being unnecessarily mean," take a look at this. Don Mattrick just announced that Microsoft is back peddling with the XBOne, removing the disastrously awful features we've been bashing them for trying to inflict on us.XBOne... fixed.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for X
Might as well-I felt like doing one of these, so...Might as well-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn't make sense. NO CHEATING!
How do you feel today?
What's your outlook on life?
Dirty Little Secret
What does your family think of you?
Somewhere I Belong
What do your friends think of you?
What do strangers think of you?
Pushing Me Away
What do your exes think of you?
No More Sorrow (LOL)
How's your love life?
How will your love life be in the future?
I Hate Every Thing About You (XD)
Will you get married?
Modern Skyrim (?)
Are you good at school?
What I've Done
Will you be successful?
I'm Shipping Up to Boston
What song should they play on your birthday?
What song should they play at your graduation?
Animal I've Become
The Soundtrack of your life?
You and your best friends are?
The State of Massachusetts
Gives You Hell
ShameShame on :iconlipthebrony: for asking for multiple commissions and then refusing to pay.Shame2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fallout Equestria Book Printing Update - ClosedIt looks like for the time being the book printing is closed, so do not send any more orders in. I don't know if Alex (the guy doing the ordering) is going to be opening up any more orders.Fallout Equestria Book Printing Update - Closed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Official word from the Facebook page.
Alright, sorry for the delay. At this time, unless you have made previous arrangements, payments are closed. I'm going to do some last minute administrative stuff and then I'm going to put in our order.
Look like they are hoping to get them shipped in late June for people who have ordered.
ResolutionNote to self, aim to be a more fiscally responsible gamer by adhering to the following:Resolution1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Never pre-order video games again, the cons always outweigh the pros. The number of things that tend to go wrong are absurd.Never buy a game even a week after its release, you'll never know if you've just wasted your money until its too late.Never disregard criticism for or against, because they might have a point. When it comes to purchasing anything, always be informed.