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 confirmed3 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
Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.Facts About Garrus Vakarian3 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
7 More Bed Time Stories, part 219June2012 update: This is an update to correct for the fact that there was no galley in ME1. I added a few extra tidbits for your enjoyment if you care to read it again.7 More Bed Time Stories, part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
This story is turning out a lot longer than I intended. Writing from Garrus' point of view is a struggle. Thanks to Lordess-Alicia for her Deviation "Goodnight Shepard" that inspired most of this story. You can see it here: http://lordess-alicia.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=192#/d3hev8m
Note the semi crazed look in Garrus' eye.
More Bed Time Stories, part 2
It was about oh-two hundred hours and I was crouched down, rummaging through the little beer cooler that Joker had tucked away under the mess hall table. I heard the doors of her quarters swish open and there she was. Her lithe form was seductively out of uniform, sheathed in silky black bed clothes with a spotted animal type print that showed the soft curves, yet left everything to the wild imagination.
And there I was…. wearing only my military shorts that bare
Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect seriesThis is something I felt compelled to write;Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect series2 years ago in Personal More Like This
both as a gamer and the influences that helped shape me as a developer.
Almost a year from when I touched my last save file, I finally "finished" the Mass Effect series. I played all the DLC and I beat the game, one last time. It was a somber ending, because it put a final end to a character I have played since 2007. I have games that I love, games stretching back to my childhood, and games that I would consider myself to be a huge fan of. I can count on one hand though (and not using all my fingers), franchises that have sucked me in and crafted characters that made me care about them in such a way, that turns this 6'5 developer into your everyday excitable fan (not Justin Beiber level though, that'd be just plain crazy). The Mass Effect series is one of those few titles.
I have looked up to Bioware for many years. Combined with my love for Point & Click advent
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 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod3 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 )
Rule 34My latest little pony-themed comics have brought up some more questions about whether I'll ever do Rule 34s on these things. Well, no. I haven't fully analyzed the reason why I have an aversion to Rule 34 things in general. The more I know about a particular cartoon, either from the past or from a present following, the more of an "eh" reaction I have to fan-made adult images I run across. What I feel when I see it isn't dissimilar to seeing a celebrity's face photoshopped onto a nude body. No matter how well done it may be, there's a level of "I just know too well how fake this is" involved. This may seem surprising, since the jests that I draw are sometimes of an "after 9pm" subject. But these are just purely playing on embellishments of character, rather than a desire to elaborate on a cartoon character's personal sexual motions (or their genitals). I suppose as close as I've come was the human version of Zecora, which, while a nude, wasn't very explicit or sexual. It didn't show muRule 344 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love herI love her eyes,I love her2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like a endless pit,
that you always seem to get lost in,
eventually finding your way out
I love her smile,
So bright and shiny,
as it glitters off the sun, a man could go blind
I love her face,
Like a meadow of flowers,
So beautiful, you can stare for hours,
I still dream of her,
But a dream can't really grasp her beauty,
Having her, talking to her, and seeing her,
is the most amazing thing in the world,
She is my world,
Full sized hats?!:iconohnoesplz:Full sized hats?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well Tiny Toppers ( I've been dying to say that XD) I have an exciting announcement!!
We've begun to make FULL SIZED Top Hats! :iconsobeautifulplz:
I'm so excited to announce this because I know it's been suggested to us a lot and we've thought about it a lot as well and we just decided to go for it! We've already made a full sized Classic Mad Hatter and I will probably post pictures of it tomorrow ^__^
I'm excited to see what everyone thinks, and if everyone has a favorite hat they'd like to see turned full size!! ^___^ Which hats do you think would go over best in full top hat form? :iconawwwplz:
I can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts
Anyways, That's all for now! We will be attending a few cons in the upcoming weeks, but I'll write another journal about that ^_^ I just couldn't wait to tell everyone
I hope you're all staying fancy, keeping your pinkies up, and waxing your mustaches
:iconjollygoodplz: - Cassie
When someone's work is better...Suppose you're an artist... or some craftsman. You can do stuff. And you're pretty confident with your skills. You have people to prove it. You have clients. You can paid your bills and make a decent living. You've fancy things around you... the list goes on.When someone's work is better...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, imagine you see the work that's better than yours... x10 better, x100 better, infinity times better. What do you feel?
Anxiety, jealousy, depression? ...or maybe inspiration, respect and enlightenment?
The recent one for me was a cold shower feel. Everyone is better. F*ck! Even the monkey can draw better stuff!
It's a hard pill to swallow really. Your confidence is shattered. You don't feel the same anymore. Surprisingly enough after a few days you're back on track. Let's kick some ass, yeah!
I have been through this cycle many times. The details and feelings may vary but you've ups and downs like sine wave. The trick is to get out of 'downs' as soon as possible. Don't let them persuade you. Climb up.
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 (again4 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
Leaving DA (sorta)I'm sorry to report that DA has become increasingly uncomfortable for me the more time I spend here. Browsing through the latest stock is something I am unable to do anymore without feeling completely sick with what people post. Unfortunately our community seems to be the most targeted as we are the ones that use and therefore look at stock the most. Peoples genitalia plastered all over every page is not something I wish to view. Sure I could simply turn on my filter, however do you think any of these people bother labeling their content as "adult"?Leaving DA (sorta)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I cannot even browse through the latest popular deviations, because once again I am inundated with various images of women with enlarged breasts or behinds, all being labeled as art and photo manipulation. I recently read a journal from another artist stating he approached DA about this issue several times and their response is that they couldn't be bothered to remove such images even if it violates the rules. I find this unbelievable when
Sharing is CaringSo as most of you know I posted a video tutorial of me making one of my dragons on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vCiPn7MUjw&context=C4b5df20ADvjVQa1PpcFNlI9Ovm88GNUagg5YVFu4EzQY19W7S2b8= It's been pretty cool seeing the dragons people have made from watching it. I think it might be fun to post them in a journal, just to see how different and unique they all turned out.Sharing is Caring3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know some of you have expressed concern that the video will just encourage copycats. Well, after over two years of posting online I have learned a few things. First, imitation and copying is inevitable. It sucks but it IS going to happen at some point if your work becomes popular enough. I do have copycats, and I do keep an eye on them. I can't really do much about them, unless they blatantly copy a design. So I've learned to live with it. I appear to have a very protective fanbase, as I am constantly alerted by you good people when anyone might be copying me. I like to think that most people can figure out
Regarding the Boston Marathon BombingI've tried to write this journal a few times, but I am having trouble finding words.Regarding the Boston Marathon Bombing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I live in Massachusetts, so Boston is "my home" when I travel and the city that I most strongly associate with myself. I'm mad. I don't know how to feel about things like this other than to be mad. In an age of immediate and 24 news, it's hard to not know who or why, and endlessly frustrating to watch people fight and blame without any factual information.
I do love the quote from Fred Rogers that has been going around. But I also think about the words of people like George Carlin. Is this just how we live now? I feel like people my age, who were teens during 9/11, live our lives just assuming that any and every day there's a chance we could be violently and senselessly killed by a random act of violence. Does that mean that the people who do these things have succeeded?
Free Key Giveaway #33 - MEGA GIVEAWAY - CLOSED!Free Key Giveaway #33 - MEGA GIVEAWAY - CLOSED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: WINNERS ARE: :iconChibiterasuOkamiden: #9 :iconPaigePonPon: #2 :iconMiss-HyperShadow: #8 :iconKodriak: #1 :iconShadowedPorcelain: #7 :iconlizziecat1279: #4 :iconramuramu: #3 :iconIanaLy: #6 :iconEeren: #5
Thanks everyone! Check back next week for a new contest!
Giveaway #33 is now CLOSED, we'll upload a new journal next friday for #34!
We FINALLY got some keys for sale through Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?keywords=keyper's+cove&qid=1370294396&rh=k%3Akeyper's+cove%2Cn%3A3367581&sortrice
To Celebrate, we are giving away 9 free keys (the ones you see in the picture) instead of 1! One Key a day every day for the next 9 days We will be giving away one of each. We only have 9 designs on Amazon because we can only put ones on Amazon t
If it weren't so fun, I'd be annoyed.Dear Bethesda, makers of Skyrim.If it weren't so fun, I'd be annoyed.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me first thank you for bringing back the Fallout series, for that I am eternally grateful. Also, I'd like to add that I am having lots of fun playing Skyrim, but I do have to wonder about a few things.
There were the obvious things at first, such as why can't my companions ride horses? And what am I going to do with all these cabbages?
But now I have to ask you... why is this mountain goat stuck to the back of my horse? And why, when I'm riding, does my horse ride straight up a tree and then we fall from the top of it and hurt ourselves? Why does the skeleton corpse of the first dragon I slew constantly spawn on my head while leaving Whiterun?
I also wonder why see so many animals struggling to swim upstream in swiftly moving water. Of course I have to put them out of their misery... with fire of course. But Bethesda, why is that animal still on fire as it floats away? And when it bumps up against the river bank, how does it then set a deer on fire,
To inspire.(Little long, but hopefully you'll read)To inspire.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first sold LMS to Paramount, a lot of people asked me: "How much money did you get?" "You're probably rich now, right?"
I mean, the solid gold mansion I bought was just a little gift to myself...but...
Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to draw. From the day my parents put a pencil in my hand, this was my future. I just knew it, I had that gut feeling. So I stuck to it, and thankfully it took me to heights I'd have never imagined possible. Now with my new book Redemption heading off to studios soon for a hopeful movie package, I can't wait to see where this new road takes me.
That said, there's something else that tops all of this.
The other night I went out to visit my girlfriend's cousin and her family. Incredibly kind people with very sweet kids. Other than the two parents, there were 3 kids, but the one who caught my interest was the eight-year old boy, Diego.
Diego, shy, tiny, slender, reminded me of myself when I was his a
We got the cover! :)We got the cover! :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
FINALLY...a magazine cover featuring a photo I made with Jessa (and with Makeup & Styling by Mirabai Wagner). I have had several magazine covers, over the years...but this is the first one that used a photo I really like. It's one of my personal favourites, actually
PHOTO+ Magazine is based in South Korea
I am told they will send me a digital copy of the issue (as well as a printed copy), but for now, all I can show you is the magazine's website: http://www.iphotoplus.co.kr/
For those who haven't seen it, the original photo is here:
Romance pics: Yay or nay?Had a few people asking to see everything from a 3d pic of FemShep sitting on Vega's lap enjoying a beer and a tender embrace to seeing Kelly and Samantha from ME High share a soft kiss. Many people interested in this stuff? I won't be doing any nude stuff or perverse stuff because I want this page to be relatively kid friendly but if you guys want it I may be able to be convinced....Romance pics: Yay or nay?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once I finish all the ME High characters I may do a few solo glamor sketcheds of Tali, Miranda, Jack and the rest too.
Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention EtiquetteMan, I miss the feeling of being able to roll around in bed and sleep for as long as I want. Nowadays, my friends and I haven't been able to experience that even on weekends.Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention Etiquette7 years ago in Personal More Like This
As of now, my brain is too fried to write up a proper journal entry about our volcano GARventure, and one of my usual event reports (as you can see on the right side of my journal) about Cosplay Mania, but I'd like to take this chance to share a part of our lecture of sorts at the Cosmania cosplay workshop last Sunday.
China snowpeachdrop, Kat moonlightflight, El rosiael and I were invited to talk about general cosplay planning, like fabric selection, wig styling, cosplay makeup and photography. My friends might post the other parts, but for now here is our silly guide about posing for cosplay photos, and convention etiquette. The actual presentation was actually longer, and with lots more examples, but here is a condensed rundown of what we talked about, fo
5 Year Plan*Because I'll be teaching in about a week at SCAD, I've been thinking a lot about what to tell the students. And I wrote it out so that I could solidify it in my head. This stuff is for younger artists mostly, so feel free to skip.5 Year Plan4 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I spend time with another comic artist, sometimes I'll ask, "What's your 5 year plan?" In other words, what steps is he taking in order to gain control over his career in order to move up the ladder? Usually I don't get much of an answer.
The reason I think many comic artists aren't forward-thinking has to do with the way our industry is set up. Whether by conscious design or through the neglect of its participants, younger freelancers get into a habit of complacency while hoping for a chance to suckle from the teet of a major publisher. Waiting around for a career doesn't promote the idea of freelancers taking active control of their OWN careers.
If I had to sum up the 5 Year Plan
How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorialGroup cosplay, forever alone style! Yeah, that's all me.How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this post, I'll get into how I did each one!
Intro, and some bad old pictures
For those of you who have the patience to read for some extra info!
When I started cosplaying, I didn't think makeup was such a major part of it. I was so hesitant to even put eyeliner because I'd think, "This character is a guy, I shouldn't look like I'm wearing makeup!" And I guess I was silly enough to think I looked enough like the characters I chose without doing anything to my face?
I can't find more pictures of my really old cosplays (which is just as well, hahah) from the time I didn't want to use makeup apart from these:
I cosplayed as Haku from Naruto. I don't remember wearing any makeup for this. It doesn't show too well on these pictures but I saw some others where the natural redness of my lips made it look like I was wearing lipstick even if I wasn't. I felt it made me look more feminine than I should. Haku is still a guy after al
As you like it..."All the world's a stage,As you like it...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school boy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school.
And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow.
Fashion Issue IV by Staged
Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths and beaded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth.
Warrior by demi2004
How To Photograph Your CraftsThe absolute number one cause of rejection of DD suggestions for most Artisan Craft CVs is poor photography. There is nothing worse than seeing an otherwise brilliant piece ruined by a dodgy photo. But even beyond DD acceptance, if you want to people on dA to be able to appreciate your skill you need to be able to show your work off to advantage.How To Photograph Your Crafts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes I'll tell a self-suggester that I can't feature their work because of the quality of the photography and they'll inevitably reply, "Oh, I'll have to get a better camera."
Repeat after me: the tools never make the artist.
You don't need a $9000 sewing machine to stitch a dress, you don't need a $1000 stand mixer to bake a cake, and you similarly don't need a top of the range SLR to take a brilliant photograph. It's all in how you take the photo.
To help us understand photography concepts a little more, Fella is going to help us out. Say hi Fella!