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
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
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 #1197 months ago in Personal More Like This
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!9 months 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
Commission InformationMoved!Commission Information4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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.
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
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
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.
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
The MMD R-18 rule, hentai artists and...the LAW!?WARNING NSFW images belowThe MMD R-18 rule, hentai artists and...the LAW!?1 year 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
to anyone complaining about other artistsabout how unjustly popular they are, how expensive their commissions are, how much their designs sell for, etc.to anyone complaining about other artists7 months ago in Personal More Like This
imma let you finish...but...
you're a moron. pls stop ;*
who are you to tell someone else that they should be more creative? or charge less for their time or ideas? just because of the actions of OTHER people who obviously see some sort of real merit to that person's art/design/species/whatever.
just because you do not agree with that or you are jealous does not mean you have to be a nasty little prick.
i can't believe there are people on kawiku's page telling her that she's being greedy? please sit there and tell me that you would NOT sell premade designs on one set of lines for tons of money if you could. PLEASE TELL ME THAT YOU WOULDN'T DO THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE COMMITTED TO YR CRAFT
sometimes you don't feel like doing a ton of different lines when you're in a designing mood. YOU JUST WANT TO COLOUR PRETTY THINGS! and if you can sell them for $50 a piece, that's
Please read this [Muzzlemutt is alive!]I just need to vent a bit here...Please read this [Muzzlemutt is alive!]4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not entirely sure why... but the situation with Soulitare has gotten me so twisted up and scared.
Truthfully, I didn't know her that well and yeah, it's easy to say that right now I regret it -- because there's a possibility she is gone. **[Go down to bottom for an update on the situation]
However, I won't say that.
Because you shouldn't have to be close to someone to care about them and their well being. You shouldn't have to be a close friend to have concern and pain about losing them.
I spent last night and today with her on my mind even without knowing her. I just kept thinking I'd see an update that would say she is okay and is getting the help and care she needs... but there is nothing. Not a single thing to say what has happened or her condition.
So far all there is is a stark comment stating that she may be gone. There's no proof though which in part is something of a relief.
In the last few months
New Beginnings!Hello everyone!New Beginnings!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I decided to suspend my Facebook page... Yep.
And it honestly feels great!
I feel like this massive burden has been taken off my back.
I love cosplay and I have no plan on stopping but I began to doubt these " Fan pages"
I've made mistakes, I've grown and will continue to learn. I've matured and come to realize that I want this to be my beloved hobby and not my job. I don't want the attention I thought I once wanted. I want to make these costumes and bring a little life to them for my own reasons and share them with people that want to see them instead of forcing my updates onto everyones feeds.
I got back into cosplay in 2011. Everything was new to me again. I didn't have parents around telling me I couldn't wear this or dress up as that and I suppose I just wanted to push my own limits. I found people enjoyed my costumes more when there was less of the actual costume, it felt nice to have people recognize what I was wearing (or wasn't haha). It made me feel a
Progress report!I just defeated the final boss and I reckon Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is about 60% finished now.Progress report!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here's a list of what hasn't been finished (or even started) yet:
Map engine: movement, puzzles, interactions, transitions between game modes.
Map objects: Updating old graphics and making new ones.
Maps: making the actual maps, and all of their content, including treasures, NPCs, puzzles, battles.
NPC and other map dialogue.
In-battle dialogue in reaction to new foes and skills.
Tutorials and tips when getting started.
NPC parts and generator.
Animated battle backgrounds.
Cutscene slides and dialogue.
Game menus: Medals, Bestiary, Quests, Walkthrough, Map...
Main menu: start game, music gallary, art gallery, options, credits...
Preloader minigame and animated intro cutscene.
Kongregate API: online saving, scores and microtransactions.
Debugging and usability testing.
Balancing skills, equips, foes, difficulty levels and newgame+.
...and some othe
I'M HOSTING A GIVEAWAY CLOSEDthe winner was picked through http://www.miniwebtool.com/random-name-picker/I'M HOSTING A GIVEAWAY CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
thank you all for joining!
and the moment you've all been waiting for...
the winner is....
I will note all the prize donors and you shortly to work out all the prizes.
Again, thank you all for participating, have a great day! <3
DATE EXTENDED ONE DAY, ENDS ON FEBRUARY 9TH, the day AFTER MY HALF BIRTHDAY (which is today .3.) AND A NUMBER AFTER A CHINESE LUCKY NUMBER! KEEP JOINING AND SHARING! <33
In honor of CNY and almost 200 watchers, I shall host a giveaway!
All you have to do to join is:
1) Favorite this journal
2) Spread the word in a journal
3) Comment with the link of your journal/poll/whatever and the phrase, "fish and birds are the best animals ever" >:3 you don't have to agree just do it XD
One lucky winner will get...
1) a design of a creature of your choice (not too complex)
3) a blinking mini pixel o
[Deadline Extended] CONTEST~! Win 1000 points!Edit : The deadline has been extended through the end of November, because i realize that everyone has their own schedules. :3 Dont worry too much about the actual deadline date, because i'll post announcement way before. It can be extended more if necessary. Sorry for all the annoying updates, i wont post anymore for a while lol[Deadline Extended] CONTEST~! Win 1000 points!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Win 1000 points and have your art turned into a poster for Blondi's graduation~!
Post a journal about this contest and get a free sketch~!
read for more info~
Most of you know :iconblondie55: and how he's been away at the Honor Academy in Texas for what will be a year in August, and I really wanted to do something special for him for when he gets home; and that would be to hold a secret contest~! He's in Alaska on a mission trip at the moment, and hopefully he wont see this journal before his graduation, which he probably will, lol. But it will be a great graduation surprise gift, because two
Why 'reality is liberal'A lot of crazier people in America are thoroughly convinced that there's a "liberal bias" in the media. Because our news and entertainment is filled with cultural diversity, secularism, environmentalism, a growing acceptance of diverse sexual orientations and other things certain people just don't like, the only conclusion that makes sense in their mind is that there's a "bias" going on. That a small number of "liberals" happen to control the media industry and deliberately insert these attitudes to brainwash the public towards their agenda.Why 'reality is liberal'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If anything, however, the media falls quite a bit behind the progress of the American public as a whole. Sexism, homophobia, racism and xenophobia are less evident now in our media than they were decades ago, but still a constant underlying presence, especially the way corporate sponsors still control a great deal of content and choose to appeal to the lowest, safest common denominator.
To pull out one minor example from last year, th
EBF4: Steam Sale ResultsYesterday, Epic Battle Fantasy 4′s group won the Community’s Choice vote on Steam, meaning that EBF4 and the other games in it’s group were selected for a huge discount lasting 8 hours, and featured on Steam’s front page. It was smart of Valve to bundle EBF4 with Final Fantasy 7, as fans of FF are very likely to enjoy EBF too, so I got a chance to leech some players from a very popular game series!EBF4: Steam Sale Results9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This little bit of luck turned out to be huge for me, because in just 8 hours, the total number of people who had bought the game on Steam had almost quadrupled!
So I’ve got a huge number of new players, many of which probably won’t even have heard of EBF before, and the response from them has been pretty good. Besides a few technical problems, no one’s told me that they hate the game. So that’s cool.
Sure, many players who buy games in Steam sales won’t actually end up playing thos
Buyer Beware!EDIT 6: Legitimate Japanese release cover images and links to Amazon dot com listings for them are added at the bottom of the journal.Buyer Beware!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 5: More Ebay listings found, past listings updated, = Edit 5 listings added.
EDIT 4: More Ebay listings found, = Edit 4 listings added.
EDIT 3: If you want to know how to identify bootleg ripoff fake DVDs from legitimate licensed DVDs, I posted a journal here that provides links to resources that will help you in identifying the bootlegs. http://leathurkatt.deviantart.com/journal/Do-You-Have-Bootleg-DVDs-293999867
EDIT 2: More Ebay listings found, = Edit 2 listings added, = original post listings.
EDIT 1: Thank you to :iconGatekat: for this info: Another red flag that ensures 100% positive that a DVD is a bootleg ripoff - Region 0. Only personal DVDR's make those, not companies, ergo, it's stolen property. http
Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is out!Linky link:Epic Battle Fantasy 4 is out!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
'mai origunal speecies -- donut steel'Alright... so I've been seeing some stuff around here and Tumblr talking about original species and adoptables.'mai origunal speecies -- donut steel'7 months ago in Personal More Like This
From the title it would appear as if I'm being patronizing, and maybe in some way I am... Perhaps it's because after all the years of trying to stop people from stealing my 'ideas' I've come to understand something about all of this.
Maybe... I just think all this screaming, hooting, and hollering about 'she stole my bread-wolves!' or 'he stole my flaming hyena idea!!!' is just... ugh.
While I'm all for the concept of inventing a species and wanting to keep tabs on it, there is a limit as to how far your 'tabs' can go.
For instance -- If you're 'original species' is a genetically enhanced wolf of sorts (if it's looks like a neon wolf more or less) it's not that original. If it looks anything like a wolf, it's not that original.
Saying 'this is an original species; don't use!' and it's just a wolf with a long ta
Animal Abuse.I died today.Animal Abuse.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't scratched your sofa? I didn't know what it was, and it was soft. You forgot to get a scratching post .
Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the litter box.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn't get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't meowed? I was only saying, "I'm scared, I'm lonely, I'm here, I