Anthropomorphic animals =/= furriesI'd like to take a moment to discuss this topic.Anthropomorphic animals =/= furries1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There's a lot of controversy about what 'furry' means. It doesn't really have a set definition.
Anthropomorphic is a definition for anything with human features. Anything, like a toaster. So, all furries are anthro, but not all anthros are furries. Some artists dismiss this term, and some use it.
I don't think it's okay to call other people's anthro characters for furries unless they do so themselves. They might resent the term, therefore it would come as an insult to them - it does to me.
Well, the furry community has a bad reputation.
On sites such as FurAffinity, which is dedicated to anthropomorphic animals, has an ocean of pornographic content which range from clean to what-the-fuck-eww. People who draw and commission these kinds of things usually refer to themselves as furries. Their characters usually do not have properly developed personalities (some purely consisting of slut
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 )
Mass Effect 3 Endings ExplainedEDIT - There's even a video to help explain it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDSwW7jflAQ&feature=youtu.beMass Effect 3 Endings Explained3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT PART 2 - Here's an even better video to explain it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vZ7bsIpEKIg
EDIT PART 3 - Here's a link to the BSN Thread with more details: http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/9727423
EDIT PART 4 - Here are some images that help make more sense:
"You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes." Doesn't this sound oddly familiar?
By picking the blue or green options in Mass Effect 3, you basically agreed to give up, stop fighting and just die. Picking the red beam means your still fighting, struggling against the Reapers, not going to just lay there and die like they want you to. Live to fight another day..
The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive***FINAL UPDATE**The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The day has arrived, and users are now able to download the ThaneMOD from nexusmods , and moddb . *Remember: the Installation Guide included with all packages is your friend.* There is yet one more surprise....Ottemis, one of the original creators of the Thane inspired Hoodie, has graciously extended her Texture library by creating brand new (and exclusive for the ThaneMOD) Thane-centric HR Hoodies. These are available for BOTH genders. Currently they are being offered through the nexusmod site, along side of the ThaneMOD. We will eventually include them directly with the "packages", in our next version release. Thank you for this wonderful addition.
Over the past 10 months, the ThaneMOD team has had Eurekas! and set backs. We
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
Worldbuilding Guide: Mapping it OutI'd like to apologize for getting this out so late. I had planned to update the guide every 2-4 weeks, depending on how hard each section was to write and how much life got in the way. Unfortunately for this bit, I had some technical difficulties added to the mix. I still want to update on the original schedule and will hopefully be able to do so consistently.Worldbuilding Guide: Mapping it Out6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Enough of me talking. Let's get on with worldbuilding!
Shaping and Scale
By now, you should have found your seed idea and recorded it in detail. If not, see the previous installment of the guide or, if you want to build a world from scratch and see where it goes, continue from here.
Check your seed idea for information on geology or geography. There might not be any, and that’s fine. If, however, your seed idea includes specifics about place, you’ll need those. Figure out if your seed idea requires an unusual place. If so, you will need to tweak your initial worldbuilding to make such a place.
In my seed idea I
Site Update: Premium Content PlatformIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Premium Content Platform3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform — providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers are able to set their own prices while retaining 80% of all revenue earned, and buyers are able to quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.
The Scratching Post : Foundations in Character FOUNDATIONS IN CHARACTERThe Scratching Post : Foundations in Character9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The revival has arrived; the tips & tricks blog is back, baby! And I'm honored to help by bringing you our first journey into the delicious, delicious cheesecake that is the world of Literary Prose! So grab your fork, spoon, knife, spork, spnorf, or whatever else you use to absorb nutrients and let's dive in!
You’ve just written the most interesting, most lovable, and most memorable character in all of the literary world. So you think. Too bad there are libraries and warehouses stocked with books housing a protagonist just. Like. Yours. Congratulations, you’ve written the Mary Sue or Gary Stu. A character with either no flaws at all or so many flaws it physically hurts my brain, ribs, and spleen when I read about them. A character that can take your novel from New York Times Bestseller to Waste of Times No-seller. It’s that important. And I’m here to make sure you don’t shoot your career in the foot by shoo
Where to get started before you can apply for workThere is no such thing as suddenly knowing when you are ready to turn yourWhere to get started before you can apply for work1 year ago in Personal More Like This
passion into your profession. But there is a way of measuring your chances on being
able to get work and eventually sustain a living from it.
Accepting commissions or freelance for low payment won't help you. You can think any penny counts, but it will lower the worth of your work and damage the market.
How to measure that you are ready?
You probably have high goals, but they are usually not your first step. You must search out the clients who can be that first step. Often found in the card game industry, book cover illustrations and smaller game company's.
Look at the artwork shown by a company such as the card game company: Fantasy Flight games. Compare your skills with the average of their artworks. If it matches yours, you will have a chance. However, keep in mind that those artworks had been done in a limited timeframe, usually within 12 hour
What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
Alice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking FlightAlice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking Flight3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
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
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
What's Up in March...Hello friends!What's Up in March...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is wonderful to see that there are a few more of you now, and I just want to say thank you for watching my work, especially 'An End At Last'. I can't tell you how fabulous it is to hear back from you all! My list of projects is expanding. Currently I have three Deviant Art projects in progress, so keep your eyes peeled!
While pencil is my favorite visual medium, nothing can replace the beauty of words. Lately you may have noticed that I have started to write a Mass Effect fan-fiction story, initally titled 'Lost Without You'. After plenty of thought I've decided to change it to 'The Soul Behind The Name' - a title that is more unique to the story and the characters. I can't begin to describe how much fun I'm having with these short chapters. After writing novels for so long, it is nice to take a break for an hour or two and just let a moment from my favorite game take center stage instead. It's the perfect therapy for writer's block!
OLOLO-Я. Не. Буду. Готовить.OLOLO3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Шепард. Ты женщина.
-Я сказала, что я не буду готовить! Я командор а не повар!!
-Ты же человеческая женщина, а в культурной традиции вашей планеты...
BIG SIGHHey guys,BIG SIGH1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This week pretty much blows and tomorrow is Valentines day ... wee ...
I DON'T LIKE TO OPENLY COMPLAIN ABOUT STUFF SSOO WE'RE GONNA SKIP THAT SOUNDS GOOD MHM.
I've been a little busy lately, but have been doing some draws here and there. It'd be cool if I could like Livestreams and such but I've tried that once and my internet is so bad that it doesn't stay connected. OHWELL.
UH LET'S SEE. I finished the Halo games like weeks ago. Including ODST and Reach which were equally as beautiful and rich in story and character as the main game BUT REACH WAS SAD AS BUMS ALRIGHT GUYS GEE DON'T WARN ME OR ANYTHING ESPECIALLY THAT AFTER CREDIT MISSION GOSH.
Red versus Blue SEASON 12 IS COMING APRIL 28th OHMYGOSH. That was my highlight of this month, anyways. I know I'm pretty pathetic for being all crazed over some web series but I really do enjoy it SO. I sort'a have a hunch on what happens like other fans, and did some digging and found some stuff and I'm just totally amped for season 1
Critique Personality TypesI thought I'd type up something on the type of people you're likely to meet in critique groups and how to handle them. For those wondering, I am a Pit Bull Trooper.Critique Personality Types4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to add other types; I don't think I got them all.
Also, feel free to donate so I can buy another Premium Membership: http://Droemar.deviantart.com/?givepoints
The Toxic Snark
Most likely to be: Parents, self-described elitists, jerks in general
"When are you going to write for real? Why are you wasting your time writing this junk?"
Attributes: This person is inclined to hate your stuff. Without fail. They don't read what you write, or they read "real" literature. And your work is so far below what they like, you're obviously in desperate need of their opinion and correction, which is largely that you should abandon what you're working on and start writing their idea of a story. They hate mainstream, or hate a genre
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 Hope3 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.
When Voice Meets FaceDear Universe,When Voice Meets Face2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fanfiction Pet PeevesDear friends, watchers, writers of Mass Effect fanfiction,Fanfiction Pet Peeves3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I consider myself a voracious reader of fanfiction. As with any other reader, I find myself noticing a handful of things that really, really irk me in some of the Mass Effect stories I read. I am going to present them here. Agree? Disagree? Please leave a comment. I'd love to hear your thoughts on pet peeves, and on fanfiction in general. (There is a section for turian-specific peeves further down.)
- Capitalising species' names, like "Asari," "Salarian," or "Hanar." In canon, only usages like "Protheans," "Turian Hierarchy," and "Salarian Union" are capitalised because of their specific contexts. Otherwise, "a bunch of turians and salarians" is the correct form. In addition, authors tend to capitalise everything except "human." I tend to think they're not even making an effort at that point.
- Cherrypicking the science. The endless debates about how levo/dextro barriers don't really exist in real life and
Turian facts you maybe didn't know! UpdatedUpdate: :iconNemeZusatee: You can add to the list: Turians are viviparous (officially confirmed - http://twitter.com/#!/patsquinade/status/92455499546632193)Turian facts you maybe didn't know! Updated4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So turians give live birth! I've been curious about that for the longest time, honestly. While this is really cool, I certainly hope it isn't cause for BOOBS. Seriously, no thanks.
Way awesome of you guys to ask Weekes this! <3
However...there is that one question I bet we all ponder over...
HOW do they sleep? Are there...special fringe-friendly pillows? Standing up? Pillow showed down into the cowl? On their stomach?
I keep picturing the cowl pillow. A guy with his cowl stuffed full of cozy. That makes me happy.
I think about this...all day. Every day.
This list was put together by Mr. Graz :iconikraiga: and Squeeze the Fish, figured I'd share it with my fellow turianphiles here, unless you've already seen it.
These are all canonical facts.
Dancing KaidanDancing Kaidan6 months ago in Personal More Like This
• Rendered frames 110/661
• Render time per frame: 40 s
• Samples per frame: 420
• Resolution 800x600
Animation and model extracted from the game.
I don't know if I'll finish this, but I'll surely make some GIFs
ME3 Gets Free Ending DLCNo, this is not a joke.ME3 Gets Free Ending DLC3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to whomever may have posted a link to this in the club page comments, although credit goes to jasonbehnke as the one whose blog post brought this to my attention.
Anyway, I'm fairly certain ninety percent of you were in the camp of disliking the endings to a supreme extent and wish for an alternative.
I know this has been said before, but you're getting it.
The details released are as follows.
The Mass Effect Extended Cut DLC will feature new dialogue, cinematics and epilogue scenes that will expound upon the game's different endings, which will be working to satisfy issues people have with them cirrently. It will be available for free on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC from its release this summer up until April of 2014.
This was agreed upon as the ideal compromise to appease the fans dissatisfied with the end of Mass Effect 3 while still retaining the artistic integrity of the product the team worked so hard on.
In Ray Muzyka words, "Since launch
What's in YOUR Shepard's bathroom?I found this prompt in one of my writing reference books. Basically, in order to get to know a character better, you go into their bathroom and nose through their stuff. SO, here's what you can find in Dakota's:What's in YOUR Shepard's bathroom?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
pumpkin scented shower-gel
mint green mini-rubber ducky that sits on her sink
lavender bar-soap by sink
pastel green toothbrush
pale pink strawberry flavored lip-gloss
eye drops for tired, over-worked eyes
oversized lavender bath towel
pastel green bathrobe
autumn-scented moisturizing cream
pile of laundry
lavender terrycloth bath mat
The ducky was a joke from one of her ME2 squaddies, not sure who, not sure why. Also-bet you can't ever guess what her favorite color is...
And the EA servers are trolling again.