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.
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!2 years 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
Echo SquadEcho Squad2 years 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
Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect seriesThis is something I felt compelled to write;Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect series2 years 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
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 163 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):
Flirting with TuriansJust a little mindless Shakarian because I can't resist...Flirting with Turians1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Read more from Garrus and Jane: 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 ta
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 Mod1 year 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
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?3 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.
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod3 years 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 )
**UPDATE #3** VOTE ON HOW TO GIVEAWAY 100 PREMIUMSPlease this Journal so everyone can see it!**UPDATE #3** VOTE ON HOW TO GIVEAWAY 100 PREMIUMS3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello again, everyone! Last week, I posted **UPDATE #2** PLEASE READ - 100 Premiums Project. It turned out to be quite popular and really got us a bunch more donations!
For those of you who do not know, I, winehaus am collecting 63,600 points in order to give 100 3-month premium memberships to other deviants this holiday season. The purpose is for you and other deviants to donate and spread the word and holiday cheer!
We currently have 39,920 points as of ~7:00pm on Satuday, October 20, 2012 Eastern Daylight Time.
This means that we are over 62% into the project!
There are exactly 66 days until December 25, 2012.
In amount of time, we need
Mass Effect: Aftermath Video VersionMass Effect: Aftermath Video Version11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013
Fairy by Epar3D
:: The Red Creation :: by vincebagna
Archon by Raelsatu
Space explorer by tsonline
Midday massacre by arsdraw
Wasteland Churches by Brosa
2013 personal work by ThibaultFischer
A Second Home for Humankind by Elitanna
Applibot #8 by ChrisBjors
Site Update: More Like This Available to EveryoneIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: More Like This Available to Everyone2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More Like This: Now Open to Everyone!
In October, we launched More Like This to Premium Members, with an additional Limited Preview open to all deviants. During that time, we continued to test and improve it, with the help of everyone in the community who gave feedback or made use of our provided improvement tool. We're pleased to announce that as of today, More Like This has been launched to everyone. Many thanks to everyone who provided feedback and browsed through art to help us make the More Like Th
TOTALLY UNEXPECTED CONTEST [ DECIDING ON WINNERS ]<div align="center"THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR LOVELY ENTRIES~~ THE WINNER WILL BE DECIDED SOMETIMES TOMORROW, PLEASE KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR AN UPDATE TO THIS JOURNAL.TOTALLY UNEXPECTED CONTEST [ DECIDING ON WINNERS ]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE WINNERS WILL BE DECIDED BY ME AND MY BROTHERS BASED ON SEVERAL LISTED STANDARDS.
AGAIN, THANK YOU AND I HOPE YOU HAVE FUN WITH THE CONTEST <3
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
EVERYONE WHO IS PARTICIPATING SHOULD FINISH OFF THEIR ENTRIES.
THE CONTEST WILL END AT 11.59PM ON 25TH OF DECEMBER, GMT +7 hours VIETNAM TIME.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
A WILD CONTEST HAS APPEARED :iconomgcryplz:
WELL, the thing is that I have quite an amount of points and I really want to see some artsu of SM and her RABURABUSONS //shotshot So I decide to open a contest to gather some arts of them OTL
For my first contest, I decided t
*UPDATE* ASHLEY ARMOR! (FINAL DESIGN)You heard me. This is real, honest to goodness armor.*UPDATE* ASHLEY ARMOR! (FINAL DESIGN)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check it out. http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/378397_10150425717371645_85811091644_8600346_1300425487_n.jpg
This is essentially Female Shepard's ME2 armor with an Alliance color scheme.
And it's armor. Let it be denied by none.
And it's shiny...
Another look at the appearances of the returning and the new characters in Mass Effect 3.
(I feel like I've posted these pictures a thousand times, but in case someone missed them, or wished for a better quality version, here they are.)
The presence of armor boobs in Mass Effect is one of the universal elements of the series' aesthetic. Although the bun in the concepts still look great.
Oh, Kaidan, Kaidan, Kaidan... will the baret be in the game? Because it's the bee's knees,
Happy Valentine's Day! (Forever Alone!)Well guys, just want to put this out for all of you who are also singleHappy Valentine's Day! (Forever Alone!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd also like to apologize for my lack of being active, seeing as how my father decided to get a puppy (with my approval since I'm still getting over my fear of dogs) so since last saturday, this is what I've been dealing with:
I guess he's my valentine for today XD hahahaha... :iconforeveraloneplz:
And yes, I'm that person staring at facebook chat, trying to get the courage to type something to a special guy and giving up XD I'm so shy
RIP Robin SachsThis has been going around on tumblr, so you're there, you probably already heard. If not, I figured I should make a post about it here as well. Robin Sachs, passed away on February 1st. He also voiced Seneschal Varel, Lord Pyral Harrowmont, Murdock and a lot of other people in Dragon Age as well as everybody's favorite bad ass mercenary Zaeed.RIP Robin Sachs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Farewell, and have fun at the bar.
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
What is considered copyright infringement?Due to the growing concern...I have had a lot of people ask me what is considered piracy and what isn't. Things to consider is the Millenium Copy Right act and fair use laws. Funny enough a while back I would have liked a law like SOPA because it would hold a site liable for letting its users plagiarize my artwork. E.g a while back a group on Facebook took my work and refused to credit me, I contacted Facebook and they said they would remove the work, then the admins of the page said they would change it to a private setting so I couldn't access the site and see if my work was still being used without my permission. SOPA would have been useful but now I see that with such power as to hold an entire site liable for a bunch of users actions is dangerous because it can be abused. Also how would you feel if someone like me closed down a huge public web site because a few where taking something of mine? I have learned not to care when my stuff is uploaded elsewhere and shared. I don't mindWhat is considered copyright infringement?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Prints have been deactivated.So it's like this.Prints have been deactivated.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My work is worth more than the 26 cents per print I get from dA.
I've given this website enough money and so have you.
If interested in purchasing something you can go ahead and note me.
If not, that's fine too.
Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.Facts About Garrus Vakarian3 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
Wonderland featureFollow the white rabbit into a world full of wonders...Wonderland feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
lilac dreams by caitlin-may
.: Winter :. by Rare-Pearl
Une certaine Alice by Blossom-Lullabies
Spring Day by Undergr0und--x8
follow the white rabbit by Anna1Anna
Wonderland by AnitaAnti
Lost Time In A Book by pinkparis1233
Wonderland by KayleighJune
Alice in Wonderland by UlaFish
Chasing you to the moon by BryanValenza
Sleep an eternity by loLO-o
. . . z e f i r o . . . by phoenixgraphixstudio
Tolerance by sara-hel
Flowers in the Sun [photo by cid228] by qwstarplayer
ALICE FALLING by Whendell
Dead and gone. by chessdinah
Curiosity by KayleighJune
Our garden (the night is coming) by laura-makabresku
Moving on by raemarshall
.alice's slumber. by SmokyPixel
Dont Forget Us by Healzo