Beyond the Extended Cut... I will reignite.And so the end creeped upon us. With the Extended Cut behind me I can finally say that I've seen the full extent of how BioWare wanted to end the Mass Effect trilogy... And I disliked it. Don't get me wrong, the Extended Cut is a vast improvement over the vanilla endings and I think that everyone should check it out - but it is still the same unfitting ending, it is still something taken out from another story and sewn onto Mass Effect's glistening skin, with it still kicking and screaming (yes, this is just a personal opinion and no, I am not bitter about that - I just dislike how it ended). The themes that made Mass Effect so great are still either nowhere to be found, or twisted around to present a vision I just cannot accept as something that belongs there. My fanface is itching, my writer sense tingling... Not the way I want to end one of the greatest sci-fi experiences of my nerdy little life.Beyond the Extended Cut... I will reignite.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There will be no extended cuts to the Extended Cut. Either you love the current finale,
Mass Effect Icons (New Everywhere) 08/20/2013:iconravingcollectorplz: :iconme2logo1::iconme2logo2::iconme2logo3: :iconravingcollectorplz:Mass Effect Icons (New Everywhere) 08/20/20133 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.Facts About Garrus Vakarian2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, please enjoy.
*C-Sec labels anyone attacking Garrus Vakarian as a Code 45-11.... a suicide.
*Garrus Vakarian just says "no" to drugs. If he said "yes", it would collapse Omega's infrastructure.
*Garrus Vakarian doesn't shower, he only takes blood baths.
*Scientists have estimated that the energy given off during the Big Bang is roughly equal to 1GVHs (Garrus Vakarian Headshot)
*Garrus Vakarian does not sleep. He waits.
*Garrus Vakarian counted to infinity - twice.
*If you can see Garrus Vakarian, he can see you. If you can't see Garrus Vakarian you may be only seconds away from death.
*When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Garrus Vakarian.
*In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Garrus Vakarian, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.
*Garrus Vakarian is c
Character Feature: Shyla ShepardThe seemingly indomitable Shyla Shepard has lived a harsh and tragic past. After losing her family at sixteen to a bloody Batarian pirate attack on an Alliance colony, the young fighter joined the Alliance military only to lose her entire squad in a deadly thresher maw attack. In the years since, these early scars have forged a new identity out of the shattered ruins of the child whose family died on Mindoir. Known for her “tough but fair” approach, Shepard’s fight against the geth incursion broke new grounds for humanity when she became the first human Spectre on the galactic Council’s elite forces. But recent rumors have put in question Shepard’s loyalty to the Alliance forces. Our investigator setup an exclusive interview to delve into the truth behind the legend.Character Feature: Shyla Shepard3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Was the destruction of the Normandy part of an elaborate undercover setup, or an encounter with an unk
1ST PLACE!!! Also, Anime Boston -PAX East Update!1st Place Winners!1ST PLACE!!! Also, Anime Boston -PAX East Update!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sheila won 1st Place in the CosplayGen and Mikubook contest!! http://www.cosplaygen.com/communitys-choice-vocaloid-edition-winners/
Sylar won 1st Place in the Cosplay Wigs USA contest!!
That's right, we both placed first in our prospective contests!! And it is all thanks to YOU GUYS! Sure we made the costumes and what not, but we both know that we wouldn't have gotten anywhere without you guys.
SO THANK YOU!
Thank you all so much! For all the votes, re-votes, reblogs, favorites, tweets, posts, tags and more. It was you guys that made it happen.
In celebration and in gratitude, Sheila made a video of her Miku, dancing like a maniac. Feel free to watch her appreciation and excitement via her humiliation. XD
As another thank you of course, we are planning another Grell Photoshoot just for you guys! With some more Grell pictures to be uploaded as well while you wa
Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmedBefore we get into it, I'd like to preface this with the sad fact that both of Bioware's co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck have retired from the company.Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the marginally plus side, I won't have to be constantly double-checking my blogs to make sure I got their names right.
To read both of their personally written farewell letters, please go to here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-ray-muzyka/ for Ray's, and here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-greg-zeschuk/ for Greg's
For those of you who would like to pay their respects to the departing minds which have supporting Bioware through the years with their own thank yous and other supportive messages... do not go to the Bioware Social Network. Really, go anywhere but there. The Dragon Age forums are busy talking about Dragon Age 3 and discussing how terribly they are suffering, and the Mass Effect forums are busy talking about Mass Effect 4... and how terribly they are suffering.
Which leads me to the meat
Four new, official, trailers!It's a media blowout, people. Let's waste no time getting into it.Four new, official, trailers!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the RPG-element enthusiasts, we have the Customization trailer:
We also have another showcase of Mass Effect 3's new and improved combat.
We have an trailer for the Story and Choice/Consequences mechanics. Note; there is a bunch of new footage, but mostly just cool new battle clips and a very short excerpt from a mission that shows the different outcomes of a mid-mission choice.
And lastly we have the Enemies Trailer. This is the special trailer for two reasons. One; it finally shows gives a first look at one of ME3's main antagonists, and secondly; it shows more Female Shepard. (And that Kaidan bloke, too.)
But stay tuned; David Silverman is saying the Female Shepard Trailer will finally be releas
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yet again the Mass Effect Fandom proved that it will not leave the ending in the state it was presented in the game. A certain (fan!) mod was created (and is right now in the testing phase) a Happy Ending Mod for ME3. We can destroy the Reapers, Shepard lives (EDI and Geth too) and most importantly of all we don't have to worry about the Star Child.
Instruction how to install it and the mod itself can be found here:
You can also check how the mod works here on youtube:
And a few pictures:
( source of images-> http://lady-blackfish.tumblr.com )
Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on HalloweenArt By :iconraggedy-annedroid:Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on Halloween2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So it is Halloween. I am a cosplayer. Here it is, the greatest of all dress up holidays! And I am always disappointed. Here are the top 5 reasons it sucks to be a cosplayer at Halloween.
1) Friends (including friends of friends) come out of nowhere to ask for costumes. They just ask for a little help. On their giant full body armor masterpiece. The week before Halloween. Because you know, you make costumes and it's easy for you. And the price? Well, it's "for a friend" price. Which is always "free" or "I'll pay you $20 never" which boils down to "get you a shot of Jack sometime." Sadface.
2) Costumes in my closet everywhere, but none for Halloween. Yes, I have over 60 costumes. No, none of them will ever be recognized at a Halloween party. One year I dressed as Pris from Blade Runner out on the town, which I thought would b
Bioware Executives Address ME3 Ending Honestly, there are spoilers here. If you haven't finished ME3 yet, what in the heck are you still doing here?!Bioware Executives Address ME3 Ending3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, I've finally landed enough time on other computer. My other computer completely died on me. I'm entirely out of date when it comes to Mass Effect news. Or anything on the internet for that matter.
Like it or not, Mass Effect 3 has shipped something on the lines of three and a half million units, which has in turn generated a historic fan response.
It's ranged from a bevy of online petitions such as ones for Joker romance, better Thane romance, blerbla blah character petition, and --the meat of the matter-- the "different ending" petitions.
Nevermind what your opinion of it might be, the "Take Back Mass Effect 3" movement has generated a sizable donation for the Child's Play charity --over $29,000-- which is great whatever way you slice it. This donation drive is meant make Bioware take the movement seriously.
And Bioware has responded.
Mr. and Mrs. Krios - Art Feature!Thank you to those of you who swiftly responded to my poll shout out in my last journal. The next art feature you want to see is Thane and Shep, together. Awww.Mr. and Mrs. Krios - Art Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So prepare for joy, tragedy, feels, and lots of awesome art!
Thane and Tinve (final version) by Kitao-chan Regrets by MellorianJ
Having a chat with Thane by MellorianJ I Will Meet You Across the Sea by marianne-khalil Bedtime Story by Narbensammler
Thane and Shepard by RipperJo One Last Time by mappeli ME: Bedrooms are mainstream by Suika-Tei
' v')S2('- ' by K-cetus I want you by DenTrickster Don't leave me... by NeLLyN
Beloved by Ebelar :thumb346522599: Present! by SubetaK
Comm: Thane and Shepard by Vaahlkult Elizabeth Shepard by SolarDiamond Thane and Shep commission by Vierna-Drottingu
:thumb358622392: The end by RinaCane Thane and Shepard for Fae Tian by Makena
:thumb316759602: fuck off by mappeli :) by K-cetus
50 vs. 2 by SKJeter i miss you by DenTrickster Thane and Shepard by MariahGem
Cuddlefish ThaneXFemShep by Meiphon Silhouettes by ysucae Forever Yours by Sorceress-Nadira For you... in a desert, darkly by Sempaiko
I've got you, Siha by astridbjork Shepard And Thane by rockcod Abandon All Hope by MellorianJ :thumb
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
Silly coincidencesOk, this is quite silly, but I wanted to share it.Silly coincidences2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of our local pizzerias has a promo until next Thrusday: if you buy a pizza menu, you get an Angry bird plushie. My boyfriend is quite fond of Angry Birds so he suggested to eat there. And poor guy is starting a new diet on Monday, so... why not?
There we went, we ordered the pizza, we ordered our drinks and when we asked for the plushie, the girl at the desk asked us which one we wanted. "Which ones do you have", I asked. "Let me check", she said before leaving. She came back in a minute and informs us "We have the blue one, the green one and the red one".
I was so tempted to check for hidden cameras... but hey, coincidences happen!
Just FYI, I picked up the red one
Oblivion!Here's the teaser poster I did in collaboration with Universal and Joseph Kosinski for Oblivion! ( And here's the trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=dQ3Mt9yiz6k )Oblivion!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/oblivion
Rebellion DLC confirmed, also for freeBioware have officially confirmed its new Rebellion DLC for Xbox Live, SEN and PC download this Tuesday on the 29th. European PS3 owners will have to wait until the 30th. No charge will be asked for this content.Rebellion DLC confirmed, also for free2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rebellion will be adding new characters, weapons, maps, a mission objective and gear slot.
- The Vorcha Soldier: Foaming at with mouth with the vorcha's in-born aggression, this new addition to the Soldier class brings the pain with the new Bloodlust ability.
- The Vorcha Sentinel: Sick and tired of being blown up, shot, gassed and killed in a variety of other ways by gay turians, these versatile soldiers turn their fury on the invading Reapers, utilizing their Flamer skill to devastating effect.
- The Male Quarian Engineer: This class will play very similarly to the pr
Q and A ZeronisSup guys and girls!Q and A Zeronis3 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I want to apologize for not responding to you guys. I get piles of comments and notes on this account.
I know I've been getting many questions via PM and notes on DA and Facebook, but I haven't been able to answer them all. I do read them so keep commenting and sending notes!
I would like to have the opportunity for all to ask me common questions about me or anything art and game related here. I'll look through the comments and update this Journal Entry with new Q&A.
Only request is that you ask some relevant questions and not something too personal and inappropriate.
With that said, ask away!
1. What type of Program do you use? What tablet do you use?I use Adobe Photoshop CS5. I have tried couple other programs like SAI, Alias Sketchbook Pro, and Painter X, but photoshop has all the tools I need to create art.I have Wacom Intuos 5 and Wacome Cintiq 22UX mounted on ergotron arm.
2. How long does it take to complete
Zombiestuck heads upZombiestuck warningZombiestuck heads up1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:33 < befur i start this comic I f33l it's furry important to warn you that since this comic is about zombie's there WILL be gore, ((yes.. gore. xDD)) not only towards the zombies but i wont be shy with harming the characters for dramatic affect so just purrepare your best "ouchy" faces with some colorful eye water falls on the side. some of charcaters will curse and say slick comments and go as far and hitting touchy subjects so please try to shake it off and gain a sense of humor. some sexual content or nudity is also a biggy i have to warn you about so watch were you read this or who is around as you do. ((i guess i'm one of those few people who s33 flying organs murr concerning then what we all have under our cloths so i wont place this in any more then a warning label.)) if to many people complain i might have to place an adult settings on it, and i really don't want to do that to the viewers under 18 who want to k33p up with the story.
:33 < and no, the
PHOTOSHOOTS 2013I took about 120 cosplay photoshoots in the 2013th year.PHOTOSHOOTS 20137 months ago in Personal More Like This
I visited many countries: China, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Polish and also nearby Russia and Belorus.I met many cosplayers and hope we will be good friends.
And I want to thank all of you, who supported me and who helped me to evolve during that tough year.
ME3 Reviews, Manly Shepard, Planet Scanning (againThe air is stilling in anticipation for the plunge, the moment is fast approaching; Mass Effect 3 is nearly here.ME3 Reviews, Manly Shepard, Planet Scanning (again3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Early copies have already been distributed to notable videogame review sites and such. IGN is having a Mass Effect 3 Review In Progress.
Obviously, there will be some spoilers, but should you be interested in keeping up with that over the week, go read it at IGN.com.
In other spoiler-related news, a new associate of mine, goes by the name SinDr0me, asked me to showcase a rather exclusive piece of news--from what he tells me-- on his site, WeAreLegion.
This particular one has heavy spoilers pertaining to certain, unannounced, new squadmates for ME3.
Read at your own discretion: http://wearelegion.nl/news.php?fn_mode=fullnews&fn_id=18
Do you want Naked Shepard? Chances are, the answer is yes. Indeed, since the days of ME1 have fans been clamoring for more of the nudity seen--however tastefully--in the first romances. Some ev
ProjectPorkchop Vol128ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol1282 years ago in Art Features More Like This
ID - Mia by Soumin Rain in the fairy-forest by Soumin
Prenocephale by Deinowilly Malvarezsauria by Deinowilly Ritual by Deinowilly Austropotamobius pallipes. by Deinowilly
Tyrael by xFriendlyPsycho Benjamin Carmine by xFriendlyPsycho :th
The Leviathan and the Death of HopeWarning: contains spoilers concerning the Leviathan DLC, Mass Effect 3 and my notions about what good writing is. Duh.The Leviathan and the Death of Hope2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are moments when I wish I could just turn off my writer's sense at a whim and "just go with it". Ignore that a story in a game, or a movie, or a book, or a TV show is flawed in my opinion, just to enjoy the views, get an adrenaline rush from all the flashing colors and have fun. And truth be told - it usually works that way... Just not for the universes I tend to care about. If you got me invested in your franchise, I will expect you to deliver the goods. 'Tis how the cookie crumbles.
Which brings me to the Leviathan DLC. I've seen a lot of positive reviews and emotions towards it popping up all over the internet before I was even able to check it out myself. My hopes were high, and, initially, I loved it. It had a sense of exploration Mass Effect 3 was seriously lacking and the TGES Mining Base really reminded me of Noveria... It was spot on.
Drawing from Drawings - Part 2In August, I made a journal entry addressing the idea of copying the artwork of others for learning purposes. Since then I have had a HUGE influx of people copying my artwork and posting it online. Most people don't give credit, and a few have even accepted money for these copied drawings. I have to say, this was not my intention when I made the original post, and I'm disappointed by the result.Drawing from Drawings - Part 24 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you trace or reference someone else's artwork, you are copying their mistakes! Most often this doesn't actually teach you the underlying structure and other information required to draw something. My journal entry in August was meant to highlight that, and try to point learning artists AWAY from copying the artwork of others! It was NOT a pass to use my artwork or other artwork as stock!
Using reference is not an artistic sin. But you
Mass Effect 3 Statistics; people did what now?At PAX East this year, a panel of Bioware bigwigs had a sitdown with some interesting facts regarding who did what in Mass Effect 3. Some of the answers might surprise you.Mass Effect 3 Statistics; people did what now?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
They also said a lot about very little on the next steps for the Mass Effect franchise. The Mass Effect movie got mentioned again too, but I'll be getting to that later.
Oh, and about the Citadel DLC, I have not played it. I have run out of room on my Xbox's hard drive, so I'll finding whatever I have on there I don't need right now and will be getting rid of that for a while to make some room.
Plus, part of me doesn't want it to be over...
Anyway, a panel of seven of the Bioware dev team discussed some of the final statistics gathered over the course of Mass Effect 3's play cycle.
See the full video here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYhtNRuHYC0
While it may be surprising to some, the revelation that about a third of people killed the quarians, thus driving lovable Tali-chan to off herself. While you might focus
Official Turian Female sneak peak and N7 Day...Official Turian Female sneak peak and N7 Day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After 5 years, after 3 games and after much speculation we finally have an official in game Turian female. It's shame that Bioware didn't decide to include Turian female models in the main game, because now it feels like a token girl and not much more. Also the fact that it will be featured in the paid Omega DLC makes it even more bittersweet, but hey it's still better than nothing. The DLC will appear on November 27th and will cost 1200 Bioware/Microsoft points. Tell us what you think about her:
For a little comparison I'll hotlink a picture of Lieutenant Abrudas, the very first Turian female shown in the Mass Effect Evolution comic:
In other news - the first N7 Day is coming our way fast. The celebration is schedueled for November 7th. You can find more information about it on the official Mass Effect facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=380737978668258&set=a.259483477460376.58244.256213217787402&type=1