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
Contest: Challenge to James Vega HatersThe Grand Experiment has reached a new stage.Contest: Challenge to James Vega Haters3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As some of you may know, I've been actively testing the sentiment of Mass Effect gamers about the character James Vega, a new addition to the Bioware Family. I was not a lover at first, but I grew to like him and was really surprised when I saw the volatile response this character engendered in many ME fans. I wanted to know why.
It started with an Opinion Piece "What James Vega Hatin' Says About You" on the Bioware Social Network (here on dA), followed up by a poll, which currently looks like this:
I don't know why it didn't occur to me until right now to post the poll here too, so here it is: http://abstract1106.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3020504/
Now that I have a better idea about where people stand on this oddly controversial charac
Ten 1st World Problems caused by Mass Effect1- Irritated by Kelly/Samantha telling me that someone would like to talk to me on another deck even though I JUST CAME FROM THAT DECK.Ten 1st World Problems caused by Mass Effect2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2- Irritated that my FemShep runs like she has a sausage and eggs between her legs even though she's clearly a woman.
3- Annoyed that Shepard is carrying a gun in a cutscene that I didn't equip him with (where did he get it from??).
4- Irritated that the piece of armor that would give me great stats is just plain ugly and would ruin my outfit.
5- Irritated that wearing a helmet would increase my stats but I refuse to wear it because I then can't see my Shepard speak.
6- Upset at having to kill defenseless pyjaks to get a discount from the Krogan store.
7- Irritated that to play Mass Effect 1 again I would have to sit through all that pointless driving around in the goddamn Mako.
8- Annoyed that Jack won't get together with my FemShep even though I thought for sure she'd be the one female in the game that would.
9- Annoyed at Liara for giving me fifty c
To all the Mass Effect FF writers and OCs' ownersRecently, :iconezri-krios: has been running an interesting competition. The rules were simple; you just need to create an OC, write a short snippet about them, or create a visual snapshot. The comp became quite popular. There were many enteritis of rather interesting OCs. From guns for hire to veterans to officers, From cannon species to hybrids to new races. All of those characters offered new opportunities; All of them screamed for their story to be told.To all the Mass Effect FF writers and OCs' owners2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, there can be only one winner.
But that doesn't mean the other characters are less interesting or enjoyable. They all are very good, and the winner is the one who fits Ezri's story, Resolution, the best. It saddened me to see many of those characters gone. Many of them might be scrapped and never see the light again. Ok, some will come for a small cameo in Resolution, but will it serve them justice? No. Creating a character that's deep and interesting isn't an easy thing. It is fun, but it's also tiring. And, I can
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
Mass Effect 4 - first info from E3...Mass Effect 4 - first info from E311 months ago in Personal More Like This
EA conference on E3 confirmed the existence of ME4 here is the first look.
Link to the clip:
And several screenshots:
And? What do you think?
new comicThank you so much to everyone who commented on my last journal entry! I've decided that I will start a new comic series called "Citadel" that will take place on, you guessed it, Kahje! ...Then the Citadel! It will focus on a few nobodies living on the citadel after the Reaper War, including a sheltered drell, a salarian sanitation worker, a ditzy asari, and more!new comic3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But since so many of you wanted more After the Black, I will also be doing about.... 5 more pages of it. including Shepards reaction to Garrus and Tali's hot sexy love affair! dun dun dunnn.
Excited? Dissappointed? Let me know!
P.S. I still haven't named the new charecters yet but I am open to suggestions!
*hint hint im lazy and im coercing you to make up names for me*
OOC// I love my homework'When Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, and war broke out on September 3, Italy was not yet fully prepared for conflict, and had difficulty meeting its obligations. Consequently, Italy did not enter World War II until June 1940 with an aborted invasion of southern France.'OOC// I love my homework3 years ago in Personal More Like This
orly? Southern France, huh? |D
well anyways, I love the pact of steel 8D Germany and Italy were like best friends <3 and did you know it was supposed to be called "The Pact of Blood," but Benito Mussolini was like, "naw, that ain't gonna go over well here in Italy :I " I'M LEARNING STUFF 8DDD
I probably should have known this a couple years ago actually... oh well.
V-Day Contest! [CLOSED]V-Day Contest! [CLOSED]3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Valentines Day Shipping Fan Art/Literature Contest!
((If I don't get enough entries, I may end up extending this. *shrugs*))
Well guys, it's that time of the year again. The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing...And despair is in the air! What, you thought I was going to say love?
Well, that too, I suppose.
Regardless of my lame exscuse for a pun, it is my great honor to announce that I have decided to finally host another contest! I've honestly been wanting to do another one of these for a long while now, and ideas for a theme have been buzzing through my mind for the lon
Commissions:iconcommissionsclosed::iconpointcommishesclosed:Commissions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
STATUS: CLOSED, filled all my slots. Thanks everyone!
I will open commissions back up once I've completed my current set!!!
I'm currently trying to save up for RTX next year but with saving up for college tuition and putting money towards a car and a new computer it's looking a little more difficult than I anticipated at this point haha. I'm pretty much at my goal for tuition but after I pay off my car and computer it'll set my savings back quite a bit, but having a car and computer when school sneaks around will be pretty vital for me so I don't mind having to dig into my college savings for them. I'm gonna start doing some commissions here and there every month to put towards RTX and put all my job and artist's alley money towards important life things I've decided haha. Going to RTX would be very important to me though, seeing as my best friend who I've unfortunately not had the opportunity to meet irl
Art Theft... update on a neverending storyFirst little update: I went to the police today. I must be honest - I was suprised that I was taken serious. Looks like there even exists a special unit for these things. I have given them all the data they needed and was told to collect more, whatever will happen in the next days. For now the sites (profile and group) are down but it might only be a matter of time.Art Theft... update on a neverending story2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was able to write this message to the profile before it was closed:
"You should know that the theft and threatenings are now brought to the police. It is an official case of copyright infrigment brought to the attention of the law. If you plan to keep my work uploaded and maybe sent even more hate messages towards me, go ahead. It is all being seen, saved and brought to court. It is all up to you. It was all up to you from the start."
I doubt this is the end of this story but there is always hope.
This issue is serious now and I will take action on this. Don´t do anything about it any more... thank you very much
OMG!!!Candice Neil is Jack's real face model!!!!! http://www.deviantart.com/art/JACK-S-FACE-MODEL-DISCOVERED-366892238OMG!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mini Horror Reviews - Mama (2013)Mini Horror Reviews - Mama (2013)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Something is in the Basement by david-sladek
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Insidious (Series 2010–2013)
At the Turn of the TideAs I am now rewriting a few lines for Episode 40, I look back at the last few months and cannot help myself but to issue a smile, complimented by a cheerfully raised eyebrow and a massive discharge of endorphins by my pituitary gland. We have arrived at our mid-season finale with style, if I may say so myself. The path wasn't always easy, one had to endure quite a bit of stress, invest massive amounts of time, handle not only respect and love, but also obsessive hate, ignorance and a plethora of quite colorful misunderstandings, stemming mostly from my willingness to honestly express my opinions, ignoring whether or not they fit into one of the well-defined thought molds available.At the Turn of the Tide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our little endeavor has managed to overcome the loss of interest following BioWare's release of the Extended Cut, when a lot of people decided that "this will do" (which is a very cool thing when you think about it – I always emphasize my jealousness aimed towards such an approach). We lost viewers along the
February's Monthly ChallengeAlright, since this is our very first monthly challenge, its going to be a little simple and fun.February's Monthly Challenge1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Alien must:
Live in Rivers, not the Ocean
Feed on Shellfish, so its gonna need a way to do so.
Have sensory organs to "smell" its prey.
(( I decided to go with this one since Feej is currently very sick and has no time to really work on one of these with me. When she gets to feeling better, we will come up with a much more fun challenge for you all, so until then, here ya go kids. ))
Give the Gift of Art ChallengeHow Would You Express Your Feelings Through Art? DeviantART and Wacom have joined forces to inspire you to give the gift of art! To participate, create a piece of art that illustrates a precious possession-whether physical, emotional, or spiritual-that you would like to share with someone special in your life. ifty semi-finalists will be selected by designated members of deviantART, and all semi-finalists and winners will receive prints of their entry to share with friends and loved ones. Top entrants will receive even greater prizing!Give the Gift of Art Challenge5 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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17 The Diary of Jane, 218517 The Diary of Jane, 21853 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am home. My children kiss and hug me as my mate looks on, a proud smile on her face as I am mobbed. Relni, Ahanna, Solani, Justin and baby Jane. Two of my sons, Jarrus the eldest and Kraitus are not here, Jarrus is on Thessia; Kraitus on Paleven. Our family is a blended one, made up of children born to the two of us, conceived via artificial insemination, adopted or unexpected combinations thereof. They are turian, human and asari.
I touch foreheads with my love renewing a bond that was forged in Reaper fire. Twenty three years since we first met and just a little over twenty since we mated for life. Home is good, family is better. I am a lucky Turian.
We feast and I bathe and put the two younger children bed. Relni goes out with her boyfriend. Ahanna finishes up chores and home work. Solani watches vids. I tell Justin and baby Jane sanitized tales of how their mother and I saved the galaxy.
I find my Jane in our quarters in an isolated part of our home that
How to make BJDs?Recently I'm asked often to teach people how to make BJDs. So I decided to put all the info in one place so I could give only one link.How to make BJDs?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BJD (Ball-jointed doll) is a complex creation that consists of many parts and is strung with elastic. The joints are based on the balls (spheres) mostly or on their modifications. Good BJD in my opinion is not only properly stylized but also has a well thought-out jointing system that allows to hold a wide range of poses. Every type of joint serves a certain purpose.
BJD construction requires a lot of research: trial and error or usage of free knowledge from the open sources. So here the links list goes:
* Aimi-doll, a very good tutorial in Japanese: making a BJD from the scratch. http://www.aimi-doll.com/howto/
Many artists started from there, me included. I use this method of sculpting the head while making realistic BJD heads that have a real or 3D prototype.
You may use Google translate to understand the text but the pictures are pretty self-explan
** 300 POINT GIVEAWAY! ** (WINNERS CHOSEN!)Yaa! Let's do this!** 300 POINT GIVEAWAY! ** (WINNERS CHOSEN!)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The lucky numbers chosen from random.org arrre...
391, 318, & 59!
:iconbite-size-fox::iconsans-coeur97::iconrei2y: our winners!
Favr #179 was chosen but forgot to comment, sorry iDJPanda!
Congratulation and have fun with your 100 each :'D
Tune in next time
Hello watchers, passerbyers, distant stalkers-
I feel REALLY bad for being AWOL from dA, the reason being partially for my laptop breaking again,
but this time for real ;n; In any case, I hope this will partially suffice for my leave..
300 Point Giveaway
HERE'S HOW THINGS WORK!
By COMMENTING AND FAVOURITING this journal, you are instantly entered to win 100! Yep, three winners total!
Your account must be at LEAST 2 months old.
You MUST have a deviantart icon and not the default one :icondefaultplz:
No using alternate/plz accounts for extra chances, I wi
Gmod VS Source Filmmaker (SFM)Well, you heard the news ever since "Meet the Pyro" was released. But the main question is, which video maker & model manipulating software will you use for your Youtube videos? The still yet popular Gmod or the new Source Filmmaker (SFM) which was responsible for the "Meet the ..." videos.Gmod VS Source Filmmaker (SFM)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, both software comes with their own pros and cons, despite both being awesome, I stumble upon one comment which SFM might be a problem to those who enjoy good laughs everyday. If you're using SFM, "GMod's style has a unique personality in motion.... When actions get more realistic, some humor diminishes." as said by PCHavoc in one of the Youtube comments. Now I'm not saying SFM is going to be a bad idea to replace Gmod, overall it's all about experimentation on how are you going to deliver the video to the audiences. The main question that we'll have to answer ourselves are :
1. Will SFM overtake Gmod?
2. Will SFM be harder to use than Gmod?
3. Will SFM's animation videos be just as
Latest Hetalia: The Beautiful World Episodes Latest Hetalia: The Beautiful World episodeLatest Hetalia: The Beautiful World Episodes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Look. at. this. Part Two. . . Wow. I watched it. . . laughed. . . and at the end, my eye twitched because something wasn't right.
Buon San Valentino-Part One
Buon San Valentino-Part Two
06/25/2013: *facepalm* I wasn't expecting so many comments on "the last episode". I think there is more Hetalia to come. One of the comments by, frejann was basically saying that Axis Powers and World Series both had two seasons, so it's only natural for the Beautiful World to have two seasons, no?
Now. . . Hetalia: TBW had many nations (AND A SHIRTLESS DOITSU, DANCING CHARACTERS, WY & SEBORGA...BE GRATEFUL xD) and such, so we can die happy whether there is another season ahead or not.
Have a nice day
7 Days Drawing Challenge (preview)First of all thank you very much for all of those who are willing to take part in this challenge! We'll start this Wednesday (18th June). Be sure you won't miss it!7 Days Drawing Challenge (preview)10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What's a 7 Days Drawing Challenge?
The challenge is drawing 7 different things based on 7 themes I will give you guys. A drawing a day. I know it may sound a bit tiring but the objective is to keep yourself inspired during 7 days in a row. The more you draw, the more you'll feel like drawing!
What about the Rules?
The only rule is that you have to draw (and submit) something each day! It doesn't matter the media nor the art style. That means it can be traditional or digital. The style may be realistic, manga/anime, cartoon, etc. It may be a Black&White artwork but it has to be a final piece. Oh! Don't forget to mention me with "Picolo-kun" so it will pop up into my messages and I'll be able to see the artwork!
I'm not one of these wealthy guys on dA so I'll tr
THIS IS MEANS WAR!This is a meme made by :iconantmarch123:THIS IS MEANS WAR!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note: Please if you are doing this meme, try not to peek at the questions you are not in yet or else you will ruin the fun and your curiousness will be faded away.
((And its all a joke for fun ))
Choose 10 countries and split them to 5 countries to 2 teams. Name your teams as well.
[Team1: Germania F YEAH]
3: Me. Austria
[Team2: Rome FTW]
6: North Italy
7: Romano (South Italy)
10: Greece ((for all we know he could be one of Rome's kids))
1. First of all, how did this war start out? Explain also how the teams were sorted out.
Italy decided to go visit Germany at a pretty bad time. Germany was cleaning his house and basement as Prussia said he wanted to make an Awesomecave down there. So Italy said sine he was already there he would help Germany since Prussia was no where to be found (on purpose, plus he was at my house annoying me).
So Italy was moving boxes down stairs wh