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.
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
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
The Leviathan and the Death of HopeWarning: contains spoilers concerning the Leviathan DLC, Mass Effect 3 and my notions about what good writing is. Duh.The Leviathan and the Death of Hope2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are moments when I wish I could just turn off my writer's sense at a whim and "just go with it". Ignore that a story in a game, or a movie, or a book, or a TV show is flawed in my opinion, just to enjoy the views, get an adrenaline rush from all the flashing colors and have fun. And truth be told - it usually works that way... Just not for the universes I tend to care about. If you got me invested in your franchise, I will expect you to deliver the goods. 'Tis how the cookie crumbles.
Which brings me to the Leviathan DLC. I've seen a lot of positive reviews and emotions towards it popping up all over the internet before I was even able to check it out myself. My hopes were high, and, initially, I loved it. It had a sense of exploration Mass Effect 3 was seriously lacking and the TGES Mining Base really reminded me of Noveria... It was spot on.
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
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.
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
The Vega OP: Round 2, FIGHT!A few days ago I posted a piece here on dA called "What James Vega Hatin' Says About You". After some people put their two cents in, so I decided to go ahead and put it on the Bioware Social Network too: http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/13171004/8#13209471The Vega OP: Round 2, FIGHT!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well. Eight pages later, the comments slowed down so I decided to finally post a response. The whole thing was an experiment, really. I experiment with content a lot, just to see what will happen. This was really interesting, I have to say. People get so volatile about fictional characters. I mean, I would never go out of my way to insult something somebody loves just for the hell of it.
Interestingly, I even got a few insults. I'm pretty pleased with them, really. I hadn't even considered that I would be attacked, because the OP was about a fictional character. So yeah. Kudos to me and a notch on my belt. I can take it.
Anyway, here is the response, wherein I gathered, gro
A dream of an endNow I know many many many fans have written their own perfect ending to ME3, but allow me to write a quick overview of an ending with multiple options for the choices you made. I hope to present a reasonable and logical ending to one of my favorite sci-fi series ever.A dream of an end3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nothing changes up to the exact moment when Hacket informs Shepard that the crucible is not firing.
Shepard is then offered both a paragon and renegade trigger option, paragon being disable reapers renegade being transfer control to the citadel console. There is no god child ultimatum.
Shepard will lunge and hit the decided button and collapse to the floor. Shepard will then receive a call from Hacket informing Shepard that the crucible worked. If Shepard's war assets were at a certain level the player will receive one of three endings.
If assets are very low and readiness is 60 percent or lower Shepard will exclaim it's finally over and a montage of all of the player's key decisions will play highlig
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):
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
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
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.
JACK'S FACE MODEL DISCOVERED!!!!Hey guys, great news for us Jackolytes!JACK'S FACE MODEL DISCOVERED!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I've been informed by this gentleman :icongycee: about the identity of Jack's face model. If any of you guys would like to thank him for making your day, feel free to do so (I've already have and nearly proposed to him... until I realized he was a dude, of course).
Ahem! the model's name name is Candice Neil and as you can expect, she is absolutely gorgeous.
Stand back though! as the founder of this group, I alone reserve the right of marrying her in Vegas first! :iconichaincameplz:
I'm very happy to finally update this group with some good news. This could probably be the very last blog update we might get since ME3 is done and BioWare is moving on, but this group ain't. All the activity and submitting will remain the same until no more Jack artworks exist in dA.
So, with tha
Anniversary + 3 months premium giveaway!Exciting news, dear raiders! Exactly one year ago this group has been brought to life and today we celebrate our very first annivesary! This year was very eventful and we hit quite a few milestones including this one! Read on because it's time to get nostalgic, and even better, time for presents!Anniversary + 3 months premium giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why is this important for us and what have we accomplished with your help?
Thanks to our awesome members and your responsiveness we managed to hit 2000+ members in less than just a year. Thank you so much for that, you guys are really amazing
We launched our special „Challenge games“ project which started only as a test idea and you seemed to have loved it – we had 2 games so far ( I, II
XPS 10.8.7b BLOOM EFFECTLo Zio XNAaraL:iconXnaaral: sta sfornando una serie di migliorie per XPS.. ma gran parte del lavoro per ora è top secret..XPS 10.8.7b BLOOM EFFECT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
in questa release "ancora in fase di beta test" ci propone un effetto aggiuntivo: il BLOOM EFFECT
Chi si intende un pò di queste cose sa di cosa parlo..
si tratta comunque di un effetto post processing per dare un effetto particolare alle nostre immagini spesso presente nei videogiochi.
Essendo una versione ancora in fase di test potrebbe avere dei bug vi spiego cosa FARE e NON FARE:
- estrarre il rar di XPS
- lanciare XPS e caricare un modello
- andare sotto la voce OPTIONS- POST PROCESSING
- impostare il BLOOM sui valori predefiniti BLURRY, SOFT ecc.. oppure manualmente settando la voce USER
- salvate le vostre immagini
- le scene salvate memorizzano anche le impostazioni del bloom
UPDATE 13/07/12 ==>
- Risolto il fastidioso problema quando passando ad altre applicazioni la camera di xnalara ruota seguendo i movimenti del mouse..!
209 Points Giveaway :closed: winners announcedEdit3:209 Points Giveaway :closed: winners announced2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The giveaway is over! The winners are
I hope you had a lot of fun in this giveaway, I had. I'll make another soon :3
Edit2: Changed the deadline to the 7th of July.
Edit: Since there are more than 150 participants I'm glad to announce that there are more prices now.
I will add 100 to that, so there will be 2 winners and there are 209 .
Hey guys. I just bought a few points for deviantART and I have around 109 left so I wanted to make a giveaway with them.
You have to fav this journal.
If you want, you can make a journal and tell other people of it.
A comment would also be nice and I'd appreciate every watch but you do not have to watch me in order to participate.
The giveaway ends in on the 7th of July.
The winner is selected with random.org.
If there are under 20 participants the giv
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
Advice for holding your own art exhibitionHey everyone,Advice for holding your own art exhibition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I recently was contacted about advice on hosting a show to exhibit your work.
I thought it would be really useful thing for you guys to know this because at some point or another you will have the option to exhibit work to the public. Exhibitions are a great tool to market yourself, and your work to potential clients and art buyers.
Remember...Exhibitions should never be scary or intimidating as long as you are focussed.
Galleries, like everything else, are a business. They rely upon the custom of exhibitors to ensure their space is always looking top-notch and full of cool and interesting stuff.
I have created a few tips that can make your exhibition experiences rewarding and hassle free.
1. No Artwork – No Show
Before deciding to go through with the exhibit, an artist should always make sure their work is ready.
2. Doing it solo, or as part of a group?
One of the biggest things to ask is if you want to exhibit as a solo artist, or as part of a gro
TEA-TIME CONTEST!? R-REMEMBER???PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE JOURNAL BEFORE ASKING/SUBMITTING.TEA-TIME CONTEST!? R-REMEMBER???2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST ENDS MARCH 1ST BECAUSE ONLY 2 PEOPLE WERE AWARE OF IT DURING THE EXTENSION I LAST MADE. It's so sad... so very unknown... my poor contest....
THIS LAYOUT AND SUCH WILL BE CHANGED. ESPECIALLY THE INTRODUCTION OF CHARACTERS TO CHOOSE FROM!
The theme for this contest iiiisssss:
Yesss~ Interpret that however the fuck you want.
This contest not only includes MY characters but my friends as well!
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
+Rules and What is Allowed
Characters to choose from that are mine
Old School Outfit: http://maniacalartist.deviantart.com/art/AT-With-Tsukiiii-WRYYYYYYYY-200537289
Nurse Outfit 1: http://m
Mass Effect 3 review MASSIVE SPOILERS!!!!SpoilersMass Effect 3 review MASSIVE SPOILERS!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's begin then.
I decided to write a review of Mass Effect 3 as I did with Dragon Age 2.
So here I am trying to put my thoughts in some order again.
SOME GENERAL THOUGHTS
In general I really enjoyed the game. I think it's really well done and I love that it's almost like interactive movie. I really like the way cinematics and in game scenes were practically joined with actual gameplay. I love how the whole game looks like, the experience is great, locations are well designed and interesting. I could see the effort put into graphic, and I really enjoyed backgrounds, environments and locations. Menae, Tessia, ruins on Tuchanka... fiest for my eyes.
I played whole series in a row and mechanics didn't change that much. I liked the way player can buy and upgrade weapons, it's a nice compromise between overwhelming number of weapon in ME1 and lack of choice in ME2. Multiplayer is a nice addition but I found surprising
SMILE ARMY recruitment open (free pic if you join) CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK IF YOU WANT TO JOIN!!! HERE YOU WILL ONLY FIND THE LIST OF AGENTS FROM 01 TO 31!! ON THIS LINK YOU CAN FIND THE NEW LIST OF AGENTS FROM 32 TO 61! http://001-jester-100.deviantart.com/journal/NEW-SMILE-RECRUTIMENT-SECTION-337914949SMILE ARMY recruitment open (free pic if you join)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IF YOU'RE A FAN LOL IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS SMILE THEN A LOOK AT THIS ----> http://001-jester-100.deviantart.com/gallery/32814863
Group :iconsmile-hq: Don't forget to join it or watch it if you're an Agent! or you simply like SMILE.
while I was talking with my dear friend Sierra-Echo She asked if she can be part of this army..mentally! XD So I thought, maybe i should open a journal with a recruitment section |D
GOODBYE MONEY commissions ;__; XDDD lol Welcome free drawings! My commissions are still open though...and points are still welcome teheh
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