Defiance Art Contest (CLOSED)Seeing as how the series had its finale it is only fitting to focus our attention on the game. The contest is simple! Just create some fan art on your favorite game character. YES, GAME CHARACTER! We already have a fair supply of fan art for Irisa and Stahma. Let's focus our attention on the other character's in the Defiance universe. You must choose one of the following characters:Defiance Art Contest (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest has ended
Karl Von Bach
1) All mediums will be accepted except for game screenshots.
2) You must be a group member
3) All contestants must this (original) blog to sign-up.
4) Art submissions must have "Defiance Art Contest" in title
5) All art entries must be submitted to "Contest" folder
1st place- Defiance Season Pass for PC
2nd place- 400
3rd place- 250
Deadline: August 10th
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 )
Tali Dance VideoA short dance video I made in Gmod with Tali using scripted animations.Tali Dance Video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Look at her go on the dance floor
You do not need a expensive professional 3D package to make this stuff look good.
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
Je ne suis PAS charlie.I'm going to make a statement here that will probably NOT sit well with my other fellow artists, but I simply CANNOT pretend I'm not pissed.Je ne suis PAS charlie.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Reminder: I am French, and I apologize in advance for any grammatical mistakes and awkward phrasings.)
In the aftermath of the attack in Paris that claimed the lives of several people, including several cartoon artists, the world is basically flooding with support messages for the victims and their families, and people everywhere are now plastering "Je suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) messages everywhere.
And now, politicians too are joining the dance.
Let me ask you something: have you actually seen the drawings those people made? Read that newspaper?
More often that not, they are racist, sexist and homophobic.
Now, I understand that those were made as satires, as a way to shock and appall in order to get the message across. Since very often they used it to denounce racism, politi
ME3 endings versus angry fansWarning! The text below includes heavy spoilers, so people who didn't finish ME3 yet should avoid it.ME3 endings versus angry fans3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The battle between Bioware and it's fans rages on. This year we already had three occasions to write angry notes to Bioware. The failed 4th book - that was more of a fanfic than a book. The Day-1 DLC "From ashes" fiasco, and now the boycott of ME3 endings. Endings that were renounced by the fans as uncanonical.
The fans are mobilizing to get additional (more happy) ME3 ending. And if they were able to force Bioware to make a re-write of the failed book, maybe they will be able to achieve this too.
Here you can vote in the polls on Bioware Social:
Here you can sign a petition for additional endings:
And you might want to fill
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
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
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
Mass Effect Fan-film (Red Sand)Acordding to Wikipedia......Mass Effect Fan-film (Red Sand)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Red Sand (2012) is a fan film that serves as a prequel to the Mass Effect series. It is set 35 years before
the plot of the games and tells the story of the discovery of the ancient Prothean ruins of Mars.
The film stars Mark Meer, voice of the male version of Commander Shepard in the games, as Colonel Jon Grissom.
It was produced by the students and faculty of the Digital Video Program at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona. http://kotaku.com/5885575/this-mass-effect-movie-actually-stars-the-real-commander-shepard
A dream come true!!!Hey guys!!!A dream come true!!!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I'm so thrilled to finally be able to share this awesomeness with you!!!
The THING is:
I had the HUGE honour to be commissioned a while ago, to make one of my little fennecs as a present for an important Disney director Byron Howard from his partner, in celebration of his upcoming film Zootopia!!!!
If someone doesn't know him, Byron Howard is best known for directing Bolt and Tangled and for being involved in other films as Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear and Mulan.
Being a big Disney fan since I can remember, and knowing that a Disney's bigshot is the owner of one of my works and that he loves it, is like a dream come true for me!!!!
I couldn't ever imagine this will happen, when someday, I started making dolls just for fun.
F-F-F-FREEZERBURNCause there's some ask drawings that I don't really put up here so I'll just dump em here lolF-F-F-FREEZERBURN8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oh yeah I also have a freezerburn ask blog
so if you want to follow it, here you go
Ready, Set, NaNo!So it's that time of the year again and we're all racing around trying to get our bits together for NaNoWriMo. OR, we're laughing at the people running around trying to get all their bits together for NaNo. In the past, I've written articles on what NaNo is and how to prepare for it. This isn't one of those articles. Well, not entirely. Let's start with the glaringly obvious.Ready, Set, NaNo!5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What's the point of NaNo?
If you answered "To write a 50k Word Count Novel in a month's time," you're wrong. NaNo is about conditioning writers to write regularly, keep those creative juices flowing and to work under pressure. November is a busy month. Students are back in school. Parents are dealing with said students. In the United States, we have Thanksgiving and of course everyone is getting ready for Christmas. Add in clearing 1,667 words a day and we're talking about some major pressure. But that's the poi
In Memory of Robin SachsIn Memory of Robin Sachs2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
With the news just released to the news, I would like to share this to any who have not read it yet.
Robin Sachs has suddenly passed away on February 1, 2013, short of his 62nd birthday. Most Mass Effect fans will know this man as the voice of former Blue Suns mercenary, Zaeed Massani. However, Robin Sachs is a veteran voice actor to video games, and a veteran actor to the small screen.
Voice Acting Credentials:
Zaeed Massani - Mass Effect 2 and 3
Lord Pyral Harrowmont/Murdock/Experienced Human Male - Dragon Age Orgins
Admiral Saul Karath - Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
Along with Rainbow Six, Kane and Lynch, and Resident Evil.
He is also a veteran science fiction actor having roles from Babylon 5, Star Trek Voyager, Torchwood, to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
This versatile actor that has become synonymous with Zaeed Massani, will be missed.
Robin Sachs Official Site - http://robinsachs.com/
BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ent
Hard core, manToday at work, an older gentleman came in and asked how much it would cost to make copies of nine pages from a law book. I told him that at fifteen cents per page, his order would cost $1.35. He put one elbow on the counter, waggled his eyebrows, and said, “I bet you could use that for your party money, huh?”Hard core, man1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I had to refrain from cackling because a) $1.35 won’t even buy a pack of those noisemakers you use to annoy your parents on New Year’s Eve and b) I am the absolute farthest thing from a party girl ever. My idea of a party involves Disney karaoke, sliding on the tile in my socks, and rolling around on the floor until my gas is gone. I have had, in total, approximately four to five whole glasses of wine in my entire life. I do not twerk, grind, bump, or air hump. I do not shake my thing up in the club with my homies. I do not participate in keggers. The shortest skirt I own comes to the middle of my knees. I would rather wear a bustle than
Shepard POV Letter CampaignUpdate: For those who missed the first run or would like to send another letter, there is going to be a second wave set for the send date of May 22, for anyone interested.Shepard POV Letter Campaign3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A new letter campaign directed towards BioWare is being put together by one of our Facebook Retake members, and it is called the Shepard POV Letter Campaign. This might especially be of interest to our fiction writers, but really, anyone who has their own Shepard(s) can have some fun with this!
There is no set mailing date at the moment (I will update this when there is), but it will be sometime in the week after April 29, so use this time to get your letter ready if this is something you're interested in.
Edit: The send date has been announced as May 2.
I'll let the campaign's description speak for itself. Here is the original page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shepard-POV-Letter-Campaign-Retake-ME3/345657908824848
Here is our mission, to write a letter addressed to Bioware from our Shepard's PO
The right way to end a storyI'd like to share a few paragraphs from a great book about writing fiction by Nancy Kress, called "Beginnings, Middles and Ends". Boring title, but a very useful book that every aspiring writer should have on their reference shelf.The right way to end a story3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The following passage is from the chapter "Satisfying Endings: Delivering on the Promise". Please note that Nancy expounds at length that not all endings need to be happy, and indeed, many shouldn't be in order to be effective. I was not at all upset that there was no "happy" ending with the new ME3 DLC. The issues were more fundamental, with the way they developed the story arc and in the end, betrayed several of them, mostly in delivery. But the problems weren't unsalvageable to begin with.
"To succeed, a climax must do four things:
" 1. The climax must satisfy the view of life implied in your story."
Nancy mentioned before this about making a promise with your story, that t
Project Porkchop Vol. 395Project Porkchop Vol. 3951 month ago in Art Features More Like This
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Took me CENTURIES to finish thisI tried oh wellTook me CENTURIES to finish this6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yang's Driving Antics via WhatsappYang's Driving Antics via Whatsapp9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Commission info. Please, check prices and other info before asking!Commission info.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Prices can be variable depending on the complexity of your characters.
Simple headshot portrait with some details:
From 25€ - one character.
From 50€ - two characters.
Background price depends on details.
From 30€. Background price depends on details. One character max.
I draw full body portraits only if your character is not standing, or without feet(I use A4 format. so, it's quite difficult for realistic style).
WHAT I DRAW:
◕ Fan art.
◕ Original characters (characters from games, fanfics and etc.).
◕ Fantasy characters (Dragon Age, D&D, Neverwinter, Skyrim, Disciples, WO
Interactive Pride Mural Drawing EventHello everyone,Interactive Pride Mural Drawing Event3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, Happy Pride! Parades celebrating our identity and freedom have been held all throughout - and beyond - this bright month of June. I thought maybe we can hold our own parade right here, where everyone can participate! This idea is inspired by a similar thread over at ConceptArt. This will take place on our Tumblr page, created by :iconSomewhatRounded: A tumblr account isn't required to submit, and you can post anonymously. Just go to this page, http://letsmarchon.tumblr.com , and click Submit at the bottom of the right menu.
Idea: Create a collaborative online mural where each participant contribute a character/self-portrait marching in celebration of Pride.
How it Works:
1) Go to the tumblr page: http://letsmarchon.tumblr.com
2) Look at the latest post -
2-a) If image, write a text entry sayin
LOOKIE WHAT I GOTAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY DDDDDDDDDDDDDLOOKIE WHAT I GOT7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Akardos GOT IT FOR ME
CAUSE SHE'S AWESOME
GOSH NEW FAVOURITE SHORT
A FreezerBurn ThingFreezerburn DoodleA FreezerBurn Thing10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yang (fresh from work out): Weiss! Hug!
Weiss: Uh no, you’re covered in sweat.
Yang: But all this sweat is for you!
Weiss: No thanks
Yang: I work out to look good for you!!
Yang: So cold… (pout)