What James Vega hatin' says about youThere are many factors that make a particular character resonate with a particular type of person. I find it fascinating when a character, especially one that gets so little actual story time in the Mass Effect games like James Vega, inspires such vitriol in an engaged audience. Everywhere his story is discussed, someone posts a nasty comment that they hate him or call him names.What James Vega hatin' says about you3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm not arguing that the game creators didn't drop the ball on his story. He could have been much more interesting. But the qualities that Vega's fans see in him don't go skin-deep. Even his physical appearance hints at a hidden depth, which almost always affects other areas of life and character development. This is the reason why I started writing the James Vega origins story, The One That Got Away, to show how these shallow elements, hinted at in the game and the boring Homeworlds comic, could have been made into a really interesting story and likeable character.
Echo SquadEcho Squad1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Among the Quarian Fleet Marine Forces the are special forces operatives. These Special Operations are grouped in to small squads to handle things that aren't all quite full upfront fight. Once such squad is Echo Squad. Unlike other squads such as Dagger and Shadow, the four man team Echo manages to find its way in and out of trouble repeatedly.
Dani'Breizh Vas Yaska
Dani'Breizh Vas Yaska is what you might call a hardened free spirit. During her pilgrimage Dani found herself working as a "courier", transporting materials and messages that just couldn't be sent the usual means. After her pilgrimage she went to work on one of the mining ships the fleet has. She had actually settled down and married, contemplating beginning a family but during a mining accident her husband was killed. That was about 7 years ago. After that she just wanted to unleashed that fury on
The Mass Effect OC team Competition!Oh it is on like Donkey Kong! We have quite the large list of talented contenders already and are still looking for more!The Mass Effect OC team Competition!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The challenge? To create your own team of original Mass Effect characters and display them using a medium of your choice. You can draw them, make them using 3d models, write character dossiers or upload an interpretive dance with yourself acting out all your characters. First Captain Planet gave you the power, now I'M giving you the power to choose as you will how to display your kickass team!
The prize: 1000 DA POINTS!!!
The deadline: 31st of October 2013
- You cannot use characters from the games. They can be related but must otherwise have all original character stories
- Your characters must have names. Backstory to each would be nice but not compulsory
- One team per entry
- The minimum number of characters for a team is three. The maximum is seven million, twenty eight thousand and two.
- You must be prepared for the community to comment on you
Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.Facts About Garrus Vakarian2 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
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
Mass Effect 3 Mercer ModFor those of you that STILL don't know why I've not been doing anything productive recently it's because I've been working on a mod for ME3 that replaces Kaidan Alenko with Alex Mercer.Mass Effect 3 Mercer Mod7 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is starting to feel like an important thing… so I gave it it’s own tag on my tumblr blog #ME3MercerMod
Check out the progression of the mod there.
I’m attempting to make a link to said tag on my blog… it appears that tumblr needs time to figure this shit out.
in the meantime I had a small realization while working out bits and pieces of the mod…
because of the stupidly inefficient way ME3’s PCC system works, Kaiden’s armor retexture available in the N7 Collector’s edition/Digital Deluxe Edition etc. is actually a completely separate mesh along with the retexture. What does this mean? It means I can replace it with a whole new mesh and set of textures… and I FUCKING D
Shepard Wallpaper ID ProjectHi guys!!!!Shepard Wallpaper ID Project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am working on a project and would love to offer you a spot on my list if you want too.
I am making Shepard ID wallpapers. Basically it will look something like this... http://belanna42.deviantart.com/#/d5pdgu6
If you would like me to do a wallpaper of your Shepard, I would be more than happy to do one. Now, I am not going to promise you that it will be done in a few days since I will be working on my own Shepards and other things.. but please.. if you want one.. let me know.
Here is what I am asking.
name: (ie) John Shepard
Origin: (ie) Colonist
Reputation: (ie) Ruthless
Class: (ie) Engineer
Paragon, Renegade, or Paragade?
If you want to throw in who your Shepard romanced and the color theme you would like to have.... please do so
So please, post a link to your Shepard here or you can note me..
Please send me a high quality picture of your Shep if you can. If you guys send me a small or low quality one, I can't promise how
Contest: Challenge to James Vega HatersThe Grand Experiment has reached a new stage.Contest: Challenge to James Vega Haters2 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
Render Resources AlienFodder has high res ME3 screenshots specifically made with use as backgrounds for renders in mind. Check her userpage for the link! She is also current taking render requests.Render Resources11 months ago in Personal More Like This
SonYume, Melllin and myself are currently putting together custom Shepard models. Check out their respective pages for info.
ME-Meshmodders is a good resource for models for artists and/or creators, and getting help on projects.
The Lazy Guide to Giving Credit
KoDraCan has lots of extracted items and props that are useful, including lots of food items.
nach77 has done a bunch of child versions of ME alien species, download the models from his gallery.
OC Comp Winners!!!I can't believe we are finally here, and after such a long journey! It is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the OC Competition is... :iconlabandplz:OC Comp Winners!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Axios is interesting, powerful, flawed, sympathetic, and could go either way on the paragon/renegade scale. He is something completely different, yet he fits into the ME universe beautifully. Dinky-Mew has clearly worked hard on creating this solid, realistic, plausible, character, with huge potential to be developed in many ways.
For Res specifically, his mind trick is going to be delicious, and have some unexpected consequences when he meets Shep. Axios is both an abused victim and a spoilt brat, not a common combination. He has much learning to do, a
James at 16In this weeks' chapter we follow an important day in the life of James at sixteen years old. To this end, I've gone back on what I said before (that I wasn't going to try to find concept pics of James at every phase of life) and now bring you a picture of what I think James looks like at this age. Incidentally, I think this is much closer to James than the last one I chose. Teenagers change a lot anyway.James at 162 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, a new playlist for adult James.
Check out the new TOC and Extras Library too:
The pic (Actor: José Eduardo Verástegui):
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
Hetalia season 5 episode list.I will always update when I know when the next episodes are. :]Hetalia season 5 episode list.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I questioned myself....will their be a episode with 2p Hetalia? That really would be awesome...PLEASE HIMAPAPA MAKE A EPISODE OF IT!!! PLEASE DX!!!
Episode (1): You can watch it on youtube :] (January 25)
Episode (2): February 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=J9pBjjUqy4M Watch it here~!
Episode (3): February 8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhJC3XIP6mI Watch it here~!
Episode (4): February 15 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_t_AWsVIes Watch it here~!
Episode (5): February 22 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLjpCX-T77c Watch it here~! Damn this was hard to find....
Episode (6): March 1 (This is about Romano's dairy and i'm fudging in love with him >w
Sexy catchphrases...?America: :iconimtheheroplz: Save a horse; ride a cowboy!Sexy catchphrases...?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Austria: :iconsexyaustria2plz:Save a piano, finger a pianist!
Italy: :iconsexyitalyplz: Save-a the pasta, suck-a my noodle~
Roman: :iconsexyromano2plz: Save a tomato, lick my vine~
Germany: :iconsexygermany3plz: Save an inmate, let me cuff you.
Prussia: :iconsexyprussia2plz: Save my people: Let me break down your wall!!
Canada: :iconsexycanadaplz: Save the puck; play with MY hockey stick, eh?
China: :iconsexychinaplz: Save the wok, heat me up, aru~!
Japan: :iconsexyjapanplz: Save a ninja; play with my sword...
England: :iconsexyenglandplz: Save the scones; butter me up~!
Russia: :iconrussiarapefaceplz: Save yourself; Become one, da?
Everyone: :iconawkwardplz: You're doin' it wrong....
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!!!!:iconbowingplz: I accept money, felafel, and shiny object as rewards for my genius... OR ALL THREE AT ONCE~!
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.
Louis, Louis, Always Whining ..."I'm not whining, I'm complaining. Do you want to hear whining?" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_detailpage&v=l8r7ZNrKxFI&listLv0aJNOpaJrotahQ1swwUQd8wjr9TfWVQ#t=450sLouis, Louis, Always Whining ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, no, on a more serious note: I've just had to re-draw the last two days' worth of frames and in-betweens for Louis because I realized I'd been drawing him "wrong".
Throughout Louis's character progress he's undergone several changes, most based on my own personal decisions, but many were also due to feedback from you guys here on DA, and I realise now that the "Louis is too skinny I don't like it" comments got to me more than they should have.
What these people don't realize is that Louis is ridiculously tall and skinny on purpose: he's a cartoon. He's not meant to be realistic, he's meant to be an exaggeration of the flamboyant gay stereotype, the skinny French stereotype, and his design reflects his wiles and cunning when it comes to out-witting his opponents. Out of al
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?2 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.
Nice to meet you, Dragon Age.I've heard so much about you; I feel like I know you already.Nice to meet you, Dragon Age.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I just started Dragon Age: Origins for the first time, so yeah, just thought I'd share that.
Thoughts so far...
Nigel Thornberry--I mean, Tim Curry, hello! Good to see you playing a character who's not a bad guy.
My dog, Sir Puddles, is really ugly, but I still love him.
By the Maker, people, I DON'T want to marry your sons. I just want to FIGHT.
DAMN IT, TIM CURRY. DAMN YOU. I should have known! GAH!
This game is as every bit as awkward as real life with the constant, "Oh, hey, you do stuff AND have a vagina? Not a lot of people here have vaginas. That's so weird. You are weird for having a vagina."
Okay, back to killing stuff and talking to dudes and having a vagina. All at once, even.
Since people have been asking about my character and decisions and whatnot, I'm adding that here:
I'm a human noble. Why? Because I just w
Hey, I'm back!The last months I had not much time to work with my mods only weekends but I have been unlucky enough to lose my pc, it broke down. At least I was able to save my had drive with all my projects... thank goodness!!Hey, I'm back!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
It took me long time to back because I haven't money to buy a new pc so I fixed my old pc with old pieces..
But anyway, I have to install all the programs I used,all the games again, all the configuration now...
Sorry for all the people that are waiting my dress mod, it was almost done when my pc broke down but yeah, at least I didn't lose it .
Now I hope I can finish the mod when I can catch up on with all the things this month so maybe it will be released in June .
I have to mention the Formal outfit mod will be my last mod at least for the game and all my future mods will be only available for XNA Lara. Design mods for in game are more complicated and requires a lot of
Some Yenny Facts!Hey fans of the Yenny Comic Series!Some Yenny Facts!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just wanted to make this blog to share some facts about Yenny, that you might have known and if you didn't... now you will!
All of these facts are OFFICIALLY recognized by Yenny's creator :icondavealvarez: Dave Alvarez.
Yenny's full name is Yennyssa Marie Lopez
She's 22 years old .
Her birthday is August 6th
Yenny is 5 foot 9 inches tall.
Her body measurements are 34 bust, 22 Waist, 36 hips
Yenny's official shoe size is confirmed to be Size 18 (US Mens)
She is a student at Carizzio Modeling School, and Puerto Rico Caribe University
She has had numerous odd jobs such as a waitress at Don Goyo's restaurant, bank secretary, pizza delivery girl, parking lot attendant, professional foot model, Molmart employee, cashier, babysitter, security guard and many more.
Her ticklish birthmark is so sensitive that it can detect incoming tropical storms (same with others who h
Lesson of the Day. (Dragonborn DLC)Today I Learned...Lesson of the Day. (Dragonborn DLC)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Don't stop to help out any harmless-looking half-naked dudes randomly wandering the wilderness.
2. Don't do that.
3. Seriously, why did you fall for such an obvious trap, Alicia?
I was being my cool, heroic self when I happened to notice a group of half-naked guys. Obviously, I was...concerned...for the gentlemen, as they were fist-fighting a very mean-looking Bristleback...without any shirts on or anything. So, I says to Arvak, "Hey Arvak, let's pull over and give those nice gentlemen a hand. I do not have anything else in mind. Of course. I mean, if they choose to thank me in whatever manner they wish afterwards, that is totally fine with me. You know. I would never have any other motivations for this whatsoever. Definitely. Yes. Let us go to them."
It was like the sirens from the legends, and I crashed my ship right into the rocks of doom.
Except instead of rocks, they were bear teeth.
Also, instead of a ship, it was my body.
Official Turian Female sneak peak and N7 Day...Official Turian Female sneak peak and N7 Day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After 5 years, after 3 games and after much speculation we finally have an official in game Turian female. It's shame that Bioware didn't decide to include Turian female models in the main game, because now it feels like a token girl and not much more. Also the fact that it will be featured in the paid Omega DLC makes it even more bittersweet, but hey it's still better than nothing. The DLC will appear on November 27th and will cost 1200 Bioware/Microsoft points. Tell us what you think about her:
For a little comparison I'll hotlink a picture of Lieutenant Abrudas, the very first Turian female shown in the Mass Effect Evolution comic:
In other news - the first N7 Day is coming our way fast. The celebration is schedueled for November 7th. You can find more information about it on the official Mass Effect facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=380737978668258&set=a.259483477460376.58244.256213217787402&type=1