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 References4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
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 Shepard4 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
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
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.
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 Effect3 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
Small Mass Effect Themed Contest*PRIZES HAVE INCREASEDSmall Mass Effect Themed Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*ALSO INTRODUCED FAN FICTION
So I have decided to do a small Mass Effect themed contest
WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO
You have to draw one of my Shepards with their love interest.
You can write a fan fiction if you don't want to draw. It can be as long or short as you want (:
You have a choice between:
Raven Shepard/Thane Krios
Their relationship is pure romance. They are completely in-love with each other. They enjoy relaxing together and they are also adventurous with their 'intimate time'.
Sarah Shepard/James Vega
Their relationship is lustful and fun. They are always having fun with each other, mucking around, sparring, dancing, etc. They do love each other a lot though.
Art Theft Scam***Update***Art Theft Scam4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We have a bigger and better website now that breaks the list down alphabetically and shows images so you can better see what has already been identified. I will no longer be updating the list on the blog. Please visit the new site to view the list http://art4loveisafraud.com/index.html and we have a dedicated email for you to send updates to firstname.lastname@example.org. The site is still under construction, so not all of the images are up yet but everything should be up in the next day or two. Please give us time, this is a big undertaking.
I have a new journal entry you may want to read that gives helpful tips for searching for screenshots http://dlr4553.deviantart.com/journal/Tips-for-gathering-evidence-254817965#comments
The list has gotten so long that I can no longer update it in this journal. You can see the list on my blog http://blog.deirdrereynolds.com/2011/08/art-theft
First Look at Joker in ME3!The GTTV footage that just aired gave us our first glimpse (And I mean glimpse; it's like 3 seconds) of our favorite pilot aboard the "new" Normandy.First Look at Joker in ME3!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm diggin' Joker in the new uniform. And I'm really liking the darker-looking interior of the Normandy; makes it look more like the original. Which is just awesome.
Well that's all for now. I may post more pics later.
Mass Effect 4 - first info from E3...Mass Effect 4 - first info from E31 year 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*
Good-bye celticknotgirl 1990-2012One of our members celticknotgirl has passed away last week. she was 22 years old.Good-bye celticknotgirl 1990-20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
This comic by BlackLion310 was made in her honor
Done by moreeman06 Done by SaintWalker1806
Custom Shepard requests [close]Now I officialy reopen Custom Shepard request for XPS.Custom Shepard requests [close]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How it works?
In comment bellow leave:
- face code (from ME3) of your Shepard (or if you have a ME3 headmorph)
- his/her name & picture of the face
- pre-service history (I'll explain later)
- and list of five outfits you want.
I'll make your custom Shepard and a link to download I'll sent directly to you through note.
I'll upload render of your Shepard in my gallery with a little introduction (that's why I need pre-service history).
But don't be suprised if you'll get your Shep and his/her bones won't be rename. I DO NOT rename bones. Not anymore.
Want a T-pose? Use this tutorial.
What outfits you can get?
All of outfits from the game.
If you want a custom armor you must give me names of every single part of this armor. On wikia you can finde a nice list of every piece.
And if you want y
Mini Horror Reviews - Mama (2013)Mini Horror Reviews - Mama (2013)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
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)
Artists: Sign Petition Against PROTECT IP Act!About The PROTECT IP ActArtists: Sign Petition Against PROTECT IP Act!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watch the video about PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) here.
Basically, the PROTECT IP Act is a bill that proposes to allow US government and corporations to have control on censoring any website that they feel infringes copyrights.
This bill claims to protect copyrights and creativity, but it will leave room for the government to potentially abuse their powers and infringe the people's freedom of speech. And IF other countries passed out similar laws, everybody will be affected.
The PIPA bill could potentially lead to several problems:
infringe freedom of speech
hinder expression of artistic creativity
affect efficiency and security of the Internet
shut down social media and search engines like Twitter and Google
costly and unpractical maintenance
lawsuits flying le
You must see this GIF X'DYou must know about this gif XD you must know about the existence of this gif at least before you die. His face! X'D I can't...You must see this GIF X'D3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(Image taken from a Guillermo Francella's comedy)
BUt X'D someone please give this poor guy a cigarette or something.
Drell female officially revealed - Irikah Krios...Drell female officially revealed - Irikah Krios1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Drell female officially revealed - Irikah Krios in ME Foundation
Do you remember lieutenant Abrudas from ME:Evolution comic? Yes, that was the first Turian female even shown during the cycle of Mass Effect trilogy.
And now a preview of a new issue of ME: Foundation #12 has appeared... and inside... First official appearance of a Drell Female.
This time they showed Thane's wife that is known to the players through Thane's tales about his past.
So for the time being I'll upload the screens from the preview:
What do you think?
Abrudas was shown several months before Omeda DLC and the official design for Turian females didn't stray far from the comic version.
Maybe that means ME4 will have Drell Females. Who knows. If so, they probably will be similar to Irikah.
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
CEA Blog: Mature ContentHey guys, today I want to talk about Mature Content on deviantART and hopefully clear up some misconceptions that exist around it. For those of you eager to look at some boobs and hot male torsos, I'm afraid I won't be including any here .CEA Blog: Mature Content3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
How the mature content filter works
All members over the age of 18 can choose to enable or disable the mature content filter to suit their needs. All members with a registered date of birth under the age of 18 have the mature content filter locked on and can not disable it. All logged out visitors have the mature content filter enabled and can not disable it.
The mature content filter is split in to two types, strict and warning. The strict filter is completely voluntary and prevents any deviant with the mature content filter on from accessing the work. The general or warning filter is the standard mature content tag and will remove the image from immediate view when browsing and place an warning page on the devi
17 The Diary of Jane, 218517 The Diary of Jane, 21853 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jane wakes up and deals with being dead and under Cerberus' thumb. Where is her best friend Garrus?
Garrus' personal notes on life after the Reaper war:
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. S
Username changing and you!I recently posted a forum thread here about people's thoughts on username change. I find that a lot of them would like it, but know that deviantART has openly stated that they will not transfer anyone's content over.Username changing and you!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Relatively recently, Xehara, a deviant who wants to change her username posted a deviantART Suggestion here which got a Daily Deviation. I was a suggester, which shows that I am in full support of this idea.
On this Suggestion, I commented the following:
"I like this suggestion, but I know that dA's thing is that they don't want to confuse people by having people's profile links broken. So, I was thinking that instead of putting your old username back open for anyone to get, you pay the fee to have it disabled and whenever someone goes to that link, it redirects to your new page (like with Skittleboi redirecting to Josh)!"
You can see the comment thread
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 Challenge9 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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Border CSS TipsYou'll find many border css styles all around the web .. I am not adding anything new here .. just collecting some of my favourite border styles and tips together .. Also I want our students in eCSSercise to check on this blog .. hope u'll find them usefulBorder CSS Tips3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wow .. thanx for the feedback .. with ur help I'll add more tips below .. keep an eye on them XD
What's a border?
Border is what surrounds your html/css object/item, let it be a text, an empty box, or an image .. etc
What makes up a border?
Border has four properties:
Color - Width - Style - Radius
Whether you choose for your border to be visible or not, bear in mind it's made up of four parts:
Top - Bottom - Right - Left
How to use that in CSS?
The border properties have different ways to write down their values, but I always use a fixed/limited way:
color: #------; --> border color
width: --px; --> border thickness
style: solid, dashed, dotted; --> border ap
Pay the PayPal FeesHave you seen someone take commissions with the following in their terms: you must pay the PayPal fee (calculate it at a site like http://www.ppcalc.com)?Pay the PayPal Fees4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Every time I run across someone with those terms, I tell them this is against PayPal's terms of service. Some respond 'oh, okay' and remove it, others argue with me and say it's not against their terms. One person has said they will refuse to work on the commission unless I do pay the fees.
I contacted PayPal directly regarding this to get final word on whether this is a violation or not.
Here is my question:
When I am shopping online, I often see people have a rule that if you pay with PayPal, you have to calculate the "paypal fee" and add that on top of the price of the product or service. Some people will refuse to ship or work if they do not receive the "full amount" (without the paypal fee added in).
Is it against the paypal terms of service for these people to do this? What should I tell them