The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive***FINAL UPDATE**The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive*10 months 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
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 you2 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.
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 Shepard2 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
Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.Facts About Garrus Vakarian1 year 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
Echo SquadEcho Squad6 months 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 something and joined the
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!6 months 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
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
My 2 cents about educationON THE SUBJECT OF SCHOOLS, I FELT COMPELLED TO CHIME IN. If you can afford an expensive school then take it if you like but if you can't then obviously don't go to an expensive school. Just like you wouldn't buy a car you couldn't afford.My 2 cents about education9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The best thing about the "good" schools are the students because when you hear a school is great everybody flocks there, including many of the most talented... but notice I said "many" and not "all" the most talented.
"Superstars" can come from city, any shape, any color, ANY AGE. We've seen it many times before.
The best way to cultivate talent is to interact with other talented or potentially talented people. It just makes us all work even harder. I had the great fortune of being in the same school and year with Pixar's James Robertson, Dani Strijleva, Ben Su and John Lee. And these are just a handful of the very talented people from my year. Just by being in the same class, this has influenced me to work harder than ever when I really didn't w
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' owners1 year 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 References2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod1 year 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 )
Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect seriesThis is something I felt compelled to write;Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect series1 year ago in Personal More Like This
both as a gamer and the influences that helped shape me as a developer.
Almost a year from when I touched my last save file, I finally "finished" the Mass Effect series. I played all the DLC and I beat the game, one last time. It was a somber ending, because it put a final end to a character I have played since 2007. I have games that I love, games stretching back to my childhood, and games that I would consider myself to be a huge fan of. I can count on one hand though (and not using all my fingers), franchises that have sucked me in and crafted characters that made me care about them in such a way, that turns this 6'5 developer into your everyday excitable fan (not Justin Beiber level though, that'd be just plain crazy). The Mass Effect series is one of those few titles.
I have looked up to Bioware for many years. Combined with my love for Point & Click advent
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 161 year 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):
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!!!1 year 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
Thane Mod Released!Update 3: If you are using/trying to use/gave up on using Thanemod, and have been getting errors when trying to run ME3Explorer to add .mods and .tpfs (textures), please post on the me3 explorer forums : http://me3explorer.freeforums.org/Thane Mod Released!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
A. That you are using ThaneMod
B. What version of ME3 Explorer you are using. Even if it is the one that ThaneMod came with. The version is an old & outdated version of ME3 Explorer, & likewise has become the major suspect to the issues being reported on the forums since ThaneMod was released.
Update 2: It is highly recommended that you use the ME3 Explorer that comes with the Thane Mod. More updated versions of ME3 Explorer oddly don't seem to work. Otherwise, everything seems to be fine. For me personally, I just can't get any other mods I've been using to work with it, but that just appears to be capability issue beyond my control.
Nearly a year in development and the Thane Mod is finally released.
Quoting from the Thane Mod tumblr ma
5-The Diary of Jane (Jane's List for Garrus)Jane's List for Garrus5-The Diary of Jane (Jane's List for Garrus)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Please don't sharpen your talons on the furniture. I've provided a special post for this in the room behind the laundry where you put your weights and gym equipment.
2. I love sushi too, but I prefer it dead before I eat it. I know you love to fish but please don't do this in front of me again. I nearly fainted and you know I've seen some grisly things.
3. I don't need to hear again how your mom use to deep fry things that look like my hamster, and serve them as appetizers.
4. Please don't use my knitting yarn as dental floss. I sent to Palaven for a new supply for you. It will be here in a few days.
5. I get it that casting is a family activity for Turians, but humans are just not with that hairball kind of thing. I love you dearly, but there are some things I can't do with you, so please regurgitate that stuff in private.
Garrus' List for Jane
1. If you find the seat up, leave it up. I live here too. Will double the size of the master bathroom and ins
Season of Alien Love Contest!!!WOOOOT! The big stinkin' announcement is here people!Season of Alien Love Contest!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We are officially announcing the opening of the multi-group contest, "Season of Alien Love" hosted by :iconme-xenophiles:!
Alright guys and gals (and everything in-between), we are looking for the very best of the best for art and literature in our submissions!
Mass Effect Alien/Alien, Alien/Human comedic romance!
ALL ENTRIES must be completed by MARCH 31ST, and submitted to the "SEASONS OF ALIEN LOVE CONTEST" folder in our gallery. This has been opened to all members of affiliate groups, so everyone that is a member of our group and our affiliates will be able to enter! (Well, as long as you're not a judge, or one of the prize donators)
Judges and prize donators are NOT allowed to enter the contest!
NO PORN! This is DA, people, not rule34. Romantic/lusty situations in literature and TASTEFUL visual romantic scenes are allow
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?1 year 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.
First Official ME3 Image!I has a happy. This pic was released alongside the new ME3 Voice Cast Reveal trailer. Behold, in HD goodness (I'm loving the fact that they started releasing all these 1920x1080 pics):First Official ME3 Image!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, here's a screencap from the video, just because I can:
credit goes to SgtPepper667 on the BSN
So much Joker in one day...makes me that much more excited for ME3! :iconlaexplodeplz:
And off I go to make another Joker .gif~
Sketchbook Pro 6 Tutorial[Slightly Updated]Sketchbook Pro 6 Tutorial1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
How to use, how to change and edit brushes, how to colour, how to ink, how to smooth ink. How to get the copic markers, and symmetry and whatever else. The how to. How to open and arrange windows as well. First all the functions and where everything is, then drawing.
Open. Grab the top of your tool bars and arrange to something cosy. Marker in red is where to click and drag your tool panels. Grabbing the outter edges of most of the tool pannels will move it about.
The tools marked in red, the white and black puck. When you click and hold then drag in/out or up/down on the white puck it will change the size of your brush, if enabled in preferences it can also change your brush opacity. I have this disabled because it annoys me sometimes but it can be extremely helpful. The black puck, will change the colour you are using if you click hold and drag, up, down, left or right. If you click and release just once a colour wheel will
Flirting with TuriansJust a little mindless Shakarian because I can't resist...Flirting with Turians1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Read more from Jane and Garrus: the Diary of Jane: http://fav.me/d5cz0r1
From the Personal Memoirs of Garrus Vakarian.
It was one of those conversations that I wish, in retrospect that I had never really started. Jane didn’t like me bringing it up and I didn’t really like finding out something that I had always suspected. It ended well, but not because I won the ... argument.
It began innocently; she was washing a teacup at the kitchen sink. I came up behind her and nuzzled her neck. She squirmed away, skipped over to the kitchen door and with a lascivious smile beckoned me into the yard with her index finger.
“If you want it, catch me if you can.” Jane said and sauntered away out into the yard.
I’d been lead on this merry chase many times before; all through the house and half the yard. The last time, we ended up making love on the potting table in
Something awesome is happening with Sailormoon!UPDATE: IT'S A NEW ANIME SERIES! NEWS IS HERE.Something awesome is happening with Sailormoon!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Check out this article on Crunchroll for all the details!
"In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the original Japanese voice actors will once again reunite for an appearance which will be streamed live from Nico Nico. They will recount nostalgic memories, divulge behind-the-scenes secrets, unveil 20th anniversary merchandise, and surprise the fans with an exciting new announcement."
Emphasis is mine.
AHHH NEW MERCH!? AHHHHHH NEW ANNOUNCEMENT?!
BEGIN WEEK LONG SPECULATION!
EDIT: Apparently a bunch of people don't know that the English manga is already being republished in the USA with updated transl
Neddy the Woodpecker Needs you!Okay, so I am making a online web series called "Neddy's Frenemies" and I need Writers, people who like to draw (Beginners or Pros) and storyboard artists! I am not looking for professionals, just people who are interested in helping out, and possibly making a name for themselves! So please don't be so modest! Any drawing style is accepted, because we can make it work!Neddy the Woodpecker Needs you!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's about Neddy the Woodpecker who is insane and crazy, and his best friend, Gregory the Bluejay:
Neddy works at the fast food restaurant Senor Spicy's Taco Shack. Beluga Beth likes to eat there:
He goes to school at Gardendale High, with many enemies he will encounter at times.
Beluga Beth Launda Loudmouth Neddy Gregory Barney Linda
Barney the Bear and Linda the Lizard are als
Magical Photoshop Blender BrushSelect the Smudge Tool. Click on Windows>Brushes (F5). Select a soft brush.Magical Photoshop Blender Brush2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on Shape Dynamics (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Size Jitter drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on Scattering (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Scatter to 50% and the drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
>Set the Count to 8.
>Set the Count Jitter to 80% and the drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on Other Dynamics (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Strength Jitter drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on the top right corner pull-down menu on the brushes window. Click on "New Brush Preset." Name your brush. Doing this saves your brush.
NOTE: The scattering is where this brush is most effective. If you want softer blending, decrease the scatter. If you want rougher blending, increase it. Feel free to use these settings on different brush shapes as well for different effects (such as watercolor, oil, etc. Try all those different textured brush shapes provided by Photoshop and di