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
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 Mod8 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
Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmedBefore we get into it, I'd like to preface this with the sad fact that both of Bioware's co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck have retired from the company.Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the marginally plus side, I won't have to be constantly double-checking my blogs to make sure I got their names right.
To read both of their personally written farewell letters, please go to here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-ray-muzyka/ for Ray's, and here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-greg-zeschuk/ for Greg's
For those of you who would like to pay their respects to the departing minds which have supporting Bioware through the years with their own thank yous and other supportive messages... do not go to the Bioware Social Network. Really, go anywhere but there. The Dragon Age forums are busy talking about Dragon Age 3 and discussing how terribly they are suffering, and the Mass Effect forums are busy talking about Mass Effect 4... and how terribly they are suffering.
Which leads me to the meat
I just had the best idea ever...Like other Total Drama fans, I'd love to see a Total Drama video game. But what kind of video game should be made? Well, I got an idea when I was watching videos of Rune Factory Tides of Destiny. What if the first Total Drama game was an RPG? Allow me to explain how this game would work.I just had the best idea ever...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When you start the game, you choose 1 of 5 save files to being your game. You have an option of which location the season will take place. You can select Camp Wawanakwa (TDI and TDAS version or TDROTI version), The Film Lot, and the Jumbo Jet. Choosing this will decide different aspects of the season, such as what challenges you'll partake in, how many contestants will compete, how many episodes there are, what the method of elimination will be, ect. After that, Chris McLean will pop in and introduce the season. He'll explain how the game goes down and what twists will occur. Then he'll give you two options: Create a Contestant or Use an Existing Contestant. Create a Contestant will do what the title s
How to show respect for your characters...Hey guys, DarkShockBro here.How to show respect for your characters...9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Being a creative writer myself, I tend to read a lot of fan fiction and watch a lot of cartoons. During this time, I tend to pick up on certain characteristics common to every work of literature. Some of these traits are good, others not so much.
My most recent pursuits have been focused on why characters are considered to be unlikable. And, after encountering a few characters that almost no one seems to like, I decided to generate backstories for them. And, to my surprise, after reading them, those same characters became more meaningful, complex, realistic, and, to my surprise, likable. Obviously, Diamond Tiara was the first beneficiary of my practices, but I've been giving backstories to other characters as of recent. And that got me to thinking: what makes characters unlikable, and what can be done to make them likable, or at the very least, respectable?
The answer, while seemingly complex, is actually a lot simpler than I initially believed, and I think
Leviathan DLC gets announced, will add to endingIt's been a really long while, comparatively, since we've heard about new single player DLC, but I'm sure I don't really need to tell you that.Leviathan DLC gets announced, will add to ending3 years ago in Personal More Like This
While it's certainly been fun wreaking six kinds of havoc on the various multiplayer venues (Platinum difficulty, gah!) I'm sure a lot of you are looking forward to new single player content to tackle.
Announced during EA's summer showcase, Leviathan will tell the story of increasing desperation, a quest for vengeance, and will add entirely new avenues of play.
The setup for Leviathan is that humanity is looking for anything and everything to win the war and get Earth back. Admiral Hackett has been running black op missions with the goal of tracking down a mysterious and elusive creature that has been killing Reapers; the Leviathan Of Dis. Vanishing decades ago, no one has been able to come close to locating it again, until a scientist on the Citadel finds a trace that could lead them to the enigmatic dreadnaught, but then --as scientists are w
How to show respect for your characters: Part 2*WARNING: RANT AHEAD*How to show respect for your characters: Part 27 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys, DarkShockBro here. You know, I was hoping that the criteria I detailed in the first part of how to show respect for your characters would be followed more often than not. Sadly, in my recent Total Drama and Suvivor binge (including Fan Fics), I have found that is anything but the case, primarily in antagonists.
The type of characters which I personally believe reflect worst on a writer would be those unreasonably mean characters who solely exist to be unlikable (male or female) without any conceivable form of character development. They inflict harm on the protagonists so that the reader feels unnaturally sorry for the protagonists, and then get crushed by an equally unreasonably cruel Humiliation Conga to show the reader that all evil receives its end in due course, and to know that all people who are mean to you have no extra layers or reasons to explain their behavior.
Now then, let me ask you all a very important question: DO THESE CHARACTE
Harbinger Is Assuming Control! New MP Expansion!Bioware has announced yet another awesome-looking expansion to the ever-growing Multiplayer component of Mass Effect 3.Harbinger Is Assuming Control! New MP Expansion!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mass Effect: Retaliation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foFmDj87ltM
What do we have here? This is the largest expansion to the multiplayer to date.
Well, first and foremost, we have an entirely new enemy faction: the Collectors are returning to Mass Effect!
The old faces from ME2 will be coming back with the Praetorian, Scion, Abomination, Trooper and Collector Captain, and these familiar foes will fight alongside the new Dragoons and different Geth drones.
Two new allies will be made available, the Turian Ghost Infiltrator and Havoc Soldier. Jet packs, people.
Just when you thought getting thrown off the map as a Vanguard was fun.
Bioware says "many more" characters will be added on a "regular basis".
Collector Weapons will be made available as well, coming with the assault rifle, SMG, and sniper rifle all in your favorite crunchy buggy flavor!
New ammo types includ
TDWT:RRR - What Was Planned:iconpinkiepiesmileplz: - "BIG journal ahead, people and ponies! Get your reading glasses out, if that be the case!"TDWT:RRR - What Was Planned2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are those of you that don't know the starting details, so let me quickly explain: I was going to abandon the TDWT Remake I was working on and try it again, adding the new cast from Revenge into the mix. That way, I could write about the new characters, especially the ones I liked so much. It was to be called Total Drama World Tour: Reducked Redux Redone. TDWT:RRR, my most unnecessarily long of a title ever.
This meant Katie was going to be removed from the cast. I liked having Katie, as she served as a balance to the chaos on Team Amazon. Gwen, Courtney, and Heather were all aggressive with each other, and we didn't want Sierra smothering Cody like in the show, so she was to be a neutral person to balance that (also, the show always annoyed me in that it had so many non-elimination challenges, especially directly after they would
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod2 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 )
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
6 More Bed Time Stories, part 1Want to read the original Bedtime Stories? This is the link: http://fav.me/d4z8cm76 More Bed Time Stories, part 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
More Bed Time Stories, part 1
#6 in THE DIARY of JANE
It was another evening of cross species cultural exchange on route to Vermire; ETA 36 hours. Poker was the game of choice on the Normandy and this evening the table was packed. Most of the officers and the "Saren" team were there. The humans, Alenko, Adams, Pressly, Moreau, Chakwas, Williams, and of course Shepard were dealt in. Liara, Tali played but Wrex and I did not.
I sipped from the bottle of French brandy that Shepard had given me for stepping in front of her and taking a hit when her shields were disabled on Noveria and listened to the chatter. Wrex was hitting on Tali and telling her that he still remembered what Quarians looked like before the suits. I could never tell if Wrex was serious about getting her in the sack, but Tali seemed to always take it in stride. She told him if she ever wanted to use his body for her pleasure, sh
An Alien Caper Oneshots SynopsisSo Volts48 and I have finally came with a list of what's to come for the future for this series. Some are one comic strip, some are two-parters, and some are much more then that. So here's a list of what we've compiled.An Alien Caper Oneshots Synopsis10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Note: they are not in order XP
Every Dog Has His Day
Written by Volts48
With a gang of armed crooks holding up in a large warehouse, how can Gir convince them to give themselves up?
Meet the Family
Written by Fishlover
What happens when Claudia comes to visit Mimi while Reggie is with her? Have those bandages on standby.
Written by Volts48 (Two-Parter)
With Reggie temporarily out of action, can Rhett step up to the challenge and solve the mystery on his own?
All My Love, Henry Zimmerman
Written by Volts48
Unseen letters detailing Reginald Zimmerman's years at war to his wife waiting at home.
On The Rag
Written by Volts48
Witness the dan
7 More Bed Time Stories, part 219June2012 update: This is an update to correct for the fact that there was no galley in ME1. I added a few extra tidbits for your enjoyment if you care to read it again.7 More Bed Time Stories, part 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
This story is turning out a lot longer than I intended. Writing from Garrus' point of view is a struggle. Thanks to Lordess-Alicia for her Deviation "Goodnight Shepard" that inspired most of this story. You can see it here: http://lordess-alicia.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=192#/d3hev8m
Note the semi crazed look in Garrus' eye.
More Bed Time Stories, part 2
It was about oh-two hundred hours and I was crouched down, rummaging through the little beer cooler that Joker had tucked away under the mess hall table. I heard the doors of her quarters swish open and there she was. Her lithe form was seductively out of uniform, sheathed in silky black bed clothes with a spotted animal type print that showed the soft curves, yet left everything to the wild imagination.
And there I was…. wearing only my military shorts that bare
Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC information leakedNot used merely for the proliferation of memes for the general internet populace, Reddit also has its share of information trading.Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC information leaked3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For instance, earlier, a Reddit tipster posted information about the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut, as well as another Multiplayer DLC pack.
This is the same Redditor who posted about the Rebellion DLC pack, so this claim, I think, is worth some merit.
The product description for the Extended Cut reads, "An expanded ending for Mass Effect 3. Additional scenes and an extended epilogue reveal the impact of Shepard's choices on the future of the galaxy."
Well, at least they didn't try to say they had "new" information.
And as for the other DLC pack, the Earth Multiplayer Pack, it was said that it will be including three new maps, three new weapons, and six new human classes.
The maps are set in the Earth cities of Rio, Vancouver, and London.
The new weapons are the Piranha Assault Shotgun, Acolyte Pistol, and the Typhoon LMG.
New N7 human classes are the Paladin
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
ME3 reaction -spoilers!- and stuffHello everyone!ME3 reaction -spoilers!- and stuff3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been checking the site since I finished (? Can I say that?) Mass Effect3 last Tuesday and I'm sorry I haven't answered many comments yet, but I was somewhere along stage 1-2 of http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/critical-miss/9476-Mass-Effect-3-The-Process. But yesterday I landed on stage 3 and I've been lurking the BSN trying to avoid stage 4 and go directly to stage 5.
My usual reaction after playing any Bioware game is replaying it again. But the most I've been able to do with ME3 was to check the net, see what I did wrong and replay the end. In my case, I had not enough EMS to get the 'end' I wanted, so I made up my mind to play the MP. Man, I'm never going there again. Don't get me wrong, nothing bad happened, but I just don't like it. I felt the same way when I played PVP in WoW for the seasonal achivements. Useless. So no MP for me and sorry guys, if I landed in any of your fights.
About the game. It's perfect. Almost anything I could have
What's in YOUR Shepard's bathroom?I found this prompt in one of my writing reference books. Basically, in order to get to know a character better, you go into their bathroom and nose through their stuff. SO, here's what you can find in Dakota's:What's in YOUR Shepard's bathroom?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
pumpkin scented shower-gel
mint green mini-rubber ducky that sits on her sink
lavender bar-soap by sink
pastel green toothbrush
pale pink strawberry flavored lip-gloss
eye drops for tired, over-worked eyes
oversized lavender bath towel
pastel green bathrobe
autumn-scented moisturizing cream
pile of laundry
lavender terrycloth bath mat
The ducky was a joke from one of her ME2 squaddies, not sure who, not sure why. Also-bet you can't ever guess what her favorite color is...
And the EA servers are trolling again.
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
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
What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)What is Your Shepard's Favorite Song(s)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My femshep's fav songs
009 Sound System
Space And Time
With A Spirit
Don't Stop Believin'
Wheel in the Sky
Anyway You want it
Your Love is My Drug
Takes It Off
You Took the words right out of my mouth
All Revved Up and no place to go
Paradise by the dashboard Light
The Grass Roots
Let's Live for Today
Sooner or Lather
Survivor-Eye of the Tiger
Toto-Hold the Line
Tina Turner-What Love Got to Do With It
The O zone-Dragostea Din Tei
Faunts-M4 part 2
Mass Effect 4 - first info from E3...Mass Effect 4 - first info from E39 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?
8 More Bed Time Stories, part 3- the conclusion.19June2012: a few corrections and details added today. Enjoy.8 More Bed Time Stories, part 3- the conclusion.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Author's Note: thank you for your attention and patience with my many typos.
More Bed Time Stories, part 3- the conclusion.
She returned to the mess hall table with a large yellow Mylar bag and tossed it to me.
"Check this out," she said.
I read the label out loud. "Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips. Safe for Humans, Asari, Turians and Quarians. What is this?" I asked.
"Ah… I can eat that." I read over the ingredient list. "Sodium chloride, sodium acetate, no chiral centers, very good." I slit the top of the bag with my talons. She grabbed a bowl from shelf and I poured the chips in. I took one and placed it on my tongue, very conscious that she was watching my reaction. It was crunchy, salty with a hint of vinegar and as it sat on my tongue I could taste the sweet of starch turning to sugar...
"We have these on Palaven. Thank you, I love them."
"Your tongue is blue," she said as she held the bowl out to me.