EBF4 status reportEpic Battle Fantasy 4 is around 95% complete!EBF4 status report2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Things that need to be finished before beta testing:
• A proper Newgame+ feature, with higher level enemies. This will probably support 3 playthroughs per file, up to level 50.
• A bunch of stuff still needs to be translated and proofread.
• Music needs to be added to the game, but most of the music is already finished.
• Lots of debugging and balancing.
Things that need to be finished before the Kongregate/web release:
• An intro animation, similar to the one in EBF3.
• Writing up the walkthrough.
• Implementation of APIs for tracking achievements, stats, etc.
• Implementation of premium content API and items.
• Lots of debugging and balancing.
Things that need to be finished before the Steam release:
• Fullscreen settings.
• Ads and file compression will be removed, premium content will become normal content.
• A rearranged loading screen and a bunch of other little changes.
• Steam's APIs and whatever.
• Lots of debug
Thoughts on the ME3 Ending DLC *SPOILER-FILLED*Yesterday I downloaded and played through the ending DLC. While I could only offer a few flailing and inarticulate meeps of protest to my boyfriend after finishing it, a day of gathering my thoughts and seeing other people's reactions on various forums has allowed me to put them down in words.Thoughts on the ME3 Ending DLC *SPOILER-FILLED*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was in response to someone on the Bioware forums posting a link to a Youtube video of the Renegade control ending (which I hadn't seen before) that this outpouring finally erupted, so please view the beginning in that light.
*shivers* I already thought control was creepy. Even as a paragon, I can't help but see Shepard as, in tens of thousands of years, becoming essentially the next starchild. There's enough humanity left in her to go mad with that kind of power, that immortality. Paragon or renegade, you're still setting your Shepard up not as a figure of hope and cooperation, or of strength and leadership, but as a hopefully benevolent god with cont
A challenge from Nyaasu (some adult situations)Well, I INTERPRETED it as such. So, really, this is my fault, and she didn't ask for it. But anyway! Nyaasu reposted a journal post on her deviantArt, and I felt that it was a challenge to come up with a story to prove her wrong. So, I've written a basic fanfic synopsis with a character list and stuff like that. To not spoil the surprise, I'll keep the link to her journal and the fanfic's title at the end of the journal.A challenge from Nyaasu (some adult situations)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the story of seven blockheads and the messes they get into, and how they're never sure which way they're spinning.
Isaac is an über-straight jock who's had a one-night stand with Olivia and wants a threesome with Lauren and Trini, unaware that Lauren doesn't return his affections. Jason is a gay man attracted to Isaac but recognizes that he doesn't have a chance, and so is helping Sam's transition while also helping Lauren work through her own feelings. Lauren is a recently-outed lesbian
Commission InformationMoved!Commission Information4 years ago in Personal More Like This
DeviantART Compliments #119CompassRoses never ceases to astound me, whether it be through her simply gorgeous artwork (I'm a bit jealous of how well you can show musculature and those wonderful expressions ^//^" ), her solid prose or just being a damn good friend. Rose has been a dear friend to me and so many other deviants for a long time now. I remember when she first watched me. I was only just getting into trying base art and, well..it was pretty sloppy. Manes were inconsistent, the stroke was always way too thin, colors were too saturated etc. Then I got that notification. Looking through her gallery, I was amazed, but also a little confused. Why would such a great artist watch me, a person who sloppily slapped oversaturated manes onto pre-made ponies? As time went on, I not only saw Rose improve upon what was already great, but I earned that she was a caring, just, dependable, highly intelligent, honest, sweet and thoroughly wonderful person. I can always count on her, whether I need help deciding whiDeviantART Compliments #1191 year ago in Personal More Like This
Foes...Haven't been posting stuff because I'm currently programming all the foes, and all the animations have already been posted anyway.Foes...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Got 77 foes programmed so far, and got plenty more to go.
I believe that's already more than EBF3 had.
Some cool stuff so far:
Drill Golems have the Teradrill skill, which should make for some chaotic battles. You might remember that it does more damage against buffed targets, and now does even more damage if the target is defending.
So basically; Buffed out characters = instant death.
Making good use of the new status effects; Tanuki Dogs burn themselves when using their fireball attack, Bears go berserk when attacked, Big Bushes give their allies Morale etc.
The new charge status means you're more likely to notice when you're about to get hit by a powerful attack. It also means foes can lose their charge if they're stunned or syphoned for a while.
Plenty of foes from EBF1 & 2 are coming back, including Spirits, the Defender, and the Fusion Golem.
Copying to learnI have been asked a few times whether it's ok to copy someone's style of drawing just to practice. I must admit that I've done my share of copying when I was in high school, but I don't think there's anything wrong with it as long as you move on from just imitation to developing your own creative style. The way I see it is that when you're copying, you are trying to understand how the artist is thinking when he/she draws, and through that you learn more about what it is you are drawing and that's when you can start creating your own style. I had mentioned before that back in school, I got to the point where I could pretty much mimic Naoko Takeuchi's style and draw my own original Sailormoon fan art in it, but over time I found that it was lacking because it really wasn't 'me' coming through in the work… which lead me to explore and look into what was to become my current 'style.' Of course it didn't just come to me overnight, and it was informed by more than just Sailormoon – ratheCopying to learn2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EXTRA CREDIT - Disney Mystery Minis Series 2! ENGLISH...EXTRA CREDIT - Disney Mystery Minis Series 2!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
2014 Funko Disney Mystery Minis Series 2 bring new vinyl figures of both classic and recent animated characters. The large 16-figure lineup covers five films including The Lion King, Wreck-It Ralph, Wall-E, Beauty and the Beast and Alice in Wonderland.
Unlike the first series that had several rare figures, all 2014 Funko Disney Mystery Minis Series 2 pieces are available in equal numbers. The lineup include nine characters. Seven of them come with two different poses. Alice and the Cheshire Cat are the only two in the series with one figure each.
With 12 figures per case, it will take more than one to finish a set. However, individual cases do not have duplicate pieces. Each should have 12 different figures. Because this is a blind box product, collectors won't know which figure they get until they open it.
2014 Funko Disney Mystery Minis Series 2 is scheduled to release in July.
Series 2 Checklist...
Alice / Beast - Scowl
Art theft on FB again-good news-I just wanted to take a moment and make a quick journal concerning a Role Player on FB who goes by the name of Nyeusi.Art theft on FB again-good news-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He and I have spoken and he is removing the stolen images on his FB.
So the reporting to me of him can stop now. The problem is being taken care of.
I'm soo happy I have such great fans like you guys who lookout for me and my pictures.
And now here's something that may help anyone who goes through an art thief problem.
Do not greet with profanity or harsh words.
I know you may be lividly angry when someone takes an image from you or a friend and alters it/re-uploads it for the sake of themselves without asking you for your permission to do so..... But often times the people who do this are kids who don't know they're doing anything wrong. And when you attack them with profanity, then they will retaliate with profanity. Then what have you got? two people yelling profane things at each-other? That barely gets you anywhere.
So greet them wit
EBF4 Steam Release Date and free copiesEpic Battle Fantasy 4 will be released on Steam on the 25th at 16:00 PST, for $11.99, £8.99 and €10.99.EBF4 Steam Release Date and free copies1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If anyone thinks they deserve a free copy, send me a note if you:
• Won the foe competition either for EBF4 or EBF3. (remind me which foe you designed)
• Have done a lot of Let's Plays of my games, or are planning to. (show me your YouTube channel)
• Contribute to the Wiki, TVtropes page, or wrote a walkthrough, or done similar stuff. (send me some sort of proof)
I've already got a list of the translators, so I'll be emailing you guys soon.
I'll also probably host some sort of Fanart competition soon, and give out some more copies then.
The MMD R-18 rule, hentai artists and...the LAW!?WARNING NSFW images belowThe MMD R-18 rule, hentai artists and...the LAW!?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OK first I want to make it clear, that I am a pervert. In fact whenever I see something sexual in nature my face goes like this
OK enough of that
…And treat them as art, well at least most of them are. Some are, of course, not my thing. One reason why whenever this gets brought up in MMD all I do is shut up most of the time. This is because people will always stick to the most convenient answer which is "don't do it" and if you go against them, I feel like I'll just get bombarded with prejudices by the modeler's cult.
First of all in MMD there are so called "Rules", these are what the modelers (modelers are the creators of the 3D models, while models refers to the characters or objects that was created using a computer software) tells you what they allow and what they don't want you to do in a model. But there's one rule that ticks me off. This is the restriction by the modelers to use their models with R-18 works. This rule is basically p
Kingdom Hearts 3!!!!!!IT IS HERE! THE NEWS WE"VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! ITS BEEN 10+ YEARS AND ITS FINALY ANOUNCED!!!!Kingdom Hearts 3!!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
JUST Look at What the Game-play Graphics are going to look like! its about time they up the graphics! KH may use a simple style, but come on, Nintendo Land looks Amazing (and that's as simple as it gets)
Of course it's still just the Beta but the fact is its "NOW IN DEVELOPMENT"!!!!!! HORAYYY its nice of them to let us all know that they're working on it
in other news KH2 vol.6 manga still is not in stock...I'll email them to see what's up
neat-ohwhen I first saw an episode of Steven universe, Oh HAPPYNESS! I love that show!neat-oh1 year ago in Personal More Like This
but what I really wanted to share with you guys is this little bit: Katie Mitroff
storyboard artist on steven universe drew these neat sketches.
Popular Fan ArtThis has been bothering me for some time now, and I've seen this sort of behavior even before I joined dA, but some folks honestly need to stop acting like artists who happen to draw fan art or fan comics for "popular" series automatically makes them "cheap" or that they're somehow shallow people because of it. People can actually, you know, like a series that's popular and end up wanting to draw fan works because they want to. Popular or well-known works or series are going to have lots of fans, so it's not exactly unnatural that more people might be inclined to draw fan art for certain series. It's one thing if you're not a fan of something popular, because it's completely normal for people to have preferences, but when you're just being dismissive of someone else entirely or looking down on them just because the subject matter they choose to draw is "popular" then it makes you look petty and/or jealous. Because, let's be honest, there are people who get really pissed and uptiPopular Fan Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Attack on TitanI do not normally make "personal interest" journals, but I would like to say:Attack on Titan1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have never watched anime up until recently. I made a serious attempt at
watching anime by starting off with "Attack on Titan" and...
I am hooked.
I drooled over the animation and the story is incredible.
I nerded out.
And that is all.
Thank you for listening
University of Wisconsin Green Bay Stole My PhotoUPDATE APRIL 18: Phil got back to me by email and said that the school's attorney is looking into the matterUniversity of Wisconsin Green Bay Stole My Photo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The form letter has been removed. We have their attention.
UPDATE APRIL 18: This morning I was able to contact Phil Clampitt by phone.
He is investigating the matters and will have a reply to me by the weekend.
UPDATE APRIL 17: The Website has removed my photo but has left my name / credit up.
This morning I phoned Victoria Goff, but was only able to leave a message.
Tomorrow I will try to phone Phil Clampitt during his office hours.
No one has responded to my emails yet.
Also, edited to change "slander" to "libel". Sorry about that.
EDIT: The article appears to be an Onion-style comedy fake report. It has nothing to do with me, but doesn't state so. Honestly, this is libelious because these are lies published next to my photo, implying that this is me. IT IS NOT
oh no it's THAT topicHey guys.oh no it's THAT topic1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So...I feel like I have to get this off of my chest: I don't fit anywhere in the gay marriage debate. I've written on this before on a stamp, but my views have changed ever so slightly, and I'll probably delete that stamp, or at least change it's description.
Morally, I think any sort of non-Christian marriage is not valid; politically, I don't think I should stop any of them so long as those who can not consent are not forced into it; as a whole, government shouldn't have the right to define marriage and force it on the populace.
Here's what I mean. When I was engaged last year and planning my wedding, I originally wanted to skip out on getting a civil union as recognized by the government. I was a hardcore libertarian then, and I firmly believed (and still do!) that I only need the Church's approval and recognition of my marriage, not some secular government. While my then-fiance liked the idea, he told me that was not an option for us for two re
KH FANS WE NEED THIS!Sora has visited many worlds and his Travels has made his series the 2nd biggest Game crossover series. But is it possible? Can we get him in the BIGGEST Crossover game!?!?!?KH FANS WE NEED THIS!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
>>> VOTE HERE <<<
as some have pointed out:
Playing as Sora as he swings his keyblade at other superstar Game fighters. Kirby adapting his powerHis catchphrasesdrive forms and world forms as costume changeFinal Smash with Oathkeeper and Oblivion in his Final Drive form Or use his trinity power with Donald and GoofySora amiibo figurine!?!?!
Honestly I feel Disney would have Issues with this if Nintendo doesn't >w< but they may have good relations after wreck-it-Ralf..IDK
But I Really also want Banjo&Kazooie and Chrono from Chrono Trigger)
Do you want to name a gator Gummy? UPDATE #3**UPDATE 4/28 -- We have reached TANK TIER!!!! TANK TIER has been achieved!!! Thanks so much you all --- onward to OWLOWICIOUS!!!Do you want to name a gator Gummy? UPDATE #32 years ago in Personal More Like This
CAN'T DONATE?? You can still help! JUST CLICK "LIKE" ON OUR INDIEDGOGO PAGE! The more activity our campaign gets, the better chance we have of being featured on the front page. If that happens, we'll have far more exposure to new people than ever before. Just a simple click could help us raise more to help the animals and get us closer to naming the animals, and to a party with me and Tara. **
**UPDATE 4/25 -- we have just $3300 to go before we name an amazing, enormous Salcuta Tortoise TANK!
**UPDATE! 4/21 -- We have reached ANGEL TIER! Repeat: We have reached ANGEL TIER! You guys seriously rock! Onward to TANK!!!**
...because it could happen!
My friends at the Wildlife Learning Center
In DefenseI really hate having to deal with this type of thing these days, the internet dramas, but I feel I have to say something in support of my friend :iconexileden:, who has been working on this wonderful piece:In Defense3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are those of you that are accusing her of "stealing" from me, that she copied my work "Eyes of the Night"
I am here to say that, no, she did not. There are similarities to be sure, but she has already stated that this is a tribute to some of her favorite anthro artists, including me, and no part of this is directly copied from any piece of art or any artist. Copying anyone was not her intention, and I think the piece is coming along beautifully. I hope she finishes it!
You are all entitled to your opinions, but please, -knock it off-. Would you just let artists create already? We artists will find out if someone is directly stealing from us, believe me, but this petty "this pose looks vaguely like the one so-and-so
Account Changes: More Art, Maybe username changeHey Everyone~Account Changes: More Art, Maybe username change10 months ago in Personal More Like This
As you have probably noticed I have become a lot less active when it comes to cosplay. This year I've been focusing more on trying to grow as an artist and as a result I haven't had much time for making new costumes or getting photoshoots for the ones I have. I have no intention of quitting since I still absolutely love the hobby, I just want to devote more time to drawing. I'll be uploading more of my artwork to deviantart and I hope that you guys like it. I appreciate all the love and support I've gotten for my cosplays and I hope my art can live up to that too
Also. I am considering changing the name of this account. Kaira was a pen name/nickname back from the earlier days of youtube and amv making that I used to do. I never realized it would be following me all the way to this point, and I'm no longer sure that's how I want to be known. I've never gone by Kaira in real life, even at conventions everyone knows me by my real name, which is SARAH. I
Thought for the day…"You'll catch crap no matter what sort of net you throw out."Thought for the day…3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This applies to a lot of people, but I made it up for an artist friend, and I think it's important to remember. Not everyone will like what you draw or write. So, you might as well do what you like.
This hits a little close to homeBecause I had a three-legged dog too, and she never seemed to care either.This hits a little close to home3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I still miss you, girl.
Draw whatever the hell you want. (EDIT)Alright...Draw whatever the hell you want. (EDIT)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm pretty sure this is going to be a rant (not that I have ever posted those before ) but bear with me because I just... I got to say something about this subject.
"You have a lot of talent and you waste it on drawing stupid dogs!"
"Don't you understand that series is for CHILDREN? You're too old!"
"If you want people to take your work seriously, stop drawing stupid animals!"
"All you draw is cats. Can't you draw anything else? I'm so done with your unoriginal bullshit art."
"Wolves, wolves, wolves. All you ever draw is wolves! BORING!"
"Are we ever going to see anything but shitty cartoon dogs from you?"
I'm sure all of us at some point in our artistic lives have dealt with someone who decided it was a good idea to rag on your choice of artwork subject matter. If not yet, you will... trust me. We ALL go through it.
It's hard enough to deal with it from strangers but it's another thing when it comes from people you know. Family, friends,