Love LovecraftSo... Uh... I'm new to deviantART. This is my first journal entry and it's meant to act as a compendium to my first gallery posts.Love Lovecraft1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For the past few weeks I've been working (on and off) to put together a series of illustrations for some of my favorite H.P. Lovecraft stories. So far I've done Cool Air, The Shadow Over Innsmouth and At The Mountains Of Madness. I consider it a school project... since I'm doing it to escape the drudgery of school. But seriously... I enjoy Lovecraft's writing and especially love the artwork that's been created by Lovecraft fans all over the world. Each time I read a story I'd look up a new creature, or character on line and most of the image results were "deviants." Illustrating these and including them on deviantART is my way of adding to the Lovecraft universe and, in a way, saying thank you to all the artists who help enrich the Cthulhu mythos by contributing so much to it. I can only hope that my small contribution will help encourage Lovecraft fans and
Realm-of-Fantasy Asks:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Realm-of-Fantasy Asks1 year ago in Personal More Like This
COOK FOR ME A DREAD LASAGNA.Over the next two months, in celebration of HALLOWEEN 2, I'll be accepting entries for Bogleech.com's first-ever CREEPYPASTA writing contest http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/34917451206/bogleech-creepypasta-contestCOOK FOR ME A DREAD LASAGNA.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just send me a disturbing story, or multiple stories, of any length (even if it's only one line!) and of any subject matter, and I'll eventually put them up on bogleech, with some prizes outlined in the link!
It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that your story be new to the internet and not already posted anywhere else.
It is GENTLY ENCOURAGED that you draw inspiration from something on bogleech, but that's a pretty broad umbrella anyway, since by now bogleech has talked about brain parasites, undead, creepy video games, enigmatic Halloween decorations and myriad other weirdos. You could even work a Mortasheen monster into some other setting, or give something from the Halloween toy reviews a baffling new background story.
None of these guidelines are as important as just writing what
The Room With One ExitBasically, it is a room typically in a dungeon that is either in the player's direct path or as a separate room that they could explore into. They walk in, the doorway seals completely, so not even a high die roll can break through, and small vents around the room start pumping in water. The only way out is an opening at the top, but to get there, the players must ditch their armor, leaving them defenseless.The Room With One Exit7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It looks like a harmless room, until they hear the dreadful grinding of the doors behind them...
Although slightly harsh, I've geared it towards the higher level players, for added inconvenience! Throw a higher level enemy at them after and see the anarchy ensue!
Rattlesnake Round-upI first learned of Texas's "Rattlesnake Round-up" when I was probably only four years old; there was a whole show about it on Discovery Channel.Rattlesnake Round-up7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I remember crying about it for days.
I try not to think about this shit most of the time, but the "festival" was recently featured on Wired in an article far less negative than it ought to have been:
As a meat eater, I can't condemn the sustainable killing of wildlife for arguably practical purposes, but to make a circus out of it, to have entire families cheering as animals are beheaded and skinned, to have models literally paint walls in their blood, is so primitive, obscene and wretched that I can't believe it still thrives in America.
I suppose if it would anywhere in the country, it would be Texas.
Snakes are beautiful animals and integral to the ecosystem. Having an effectively deadly defensive mechanism does not make an animal "bad." There isn't malice or crue
Opened Up "Closed" FoldersOops.Opened Up "Closed" Folders7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some of the gallery folders were not properly set up after I reorganized things. That has hopefully been fixed. If any of you have trouble submitting art, just let me know. I check the sight like six times a day. Seriously, I need a life!
False alarm!Guess I can't drop the subject of Kajm as long as he's still going to talk about me at the slightest provocation!False alarm!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some guy the other day went on some rant about how "hippies" support wind farms that kill massive amounts of animals and I left what I thought was a very fair and reasonable correction:
"Actually, wind turbines still only kill a tiny fraction as many animals as ordinary electrical power lines, and energy from coal kills several times the volume of both from pollution alone. A combination of wind, solar (especially with higher-yield technologies emerging) and nuclear is still a better choice than more traditional power sources, especially nuclear, though every single option involves some sort of mining operation and habitat loss."
He left the following response to me:
The latest Coal fueled electric plants burn clean, why do you think Japan is switching to them in the aftermath of their nuclear meltdown?
Of course it is much better to get the energy from a
Well known tales with a twist (chronomancy)On a forum I run someone opened a thread and explained how he tried to run the tale of Robin Hood in AD&D 2. He still plays that game, and it is still my favorite edition. So I thought about what went wrong and what can go wrong with that concept. Of course one of the key problem is: The players already know the story. The secound key problem is: if we focus on same characters then "good roleplaying" would mean they act as it was written in the original story.Well known tales with a twist (chronomancy)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
How to fix both problems? If the players don't play the original characters or normal main characters of the legend, but play some character who already know the story. I remembered the book "Chronomancer" and one of the kits that is there. Someone who went back in history to experience some of the glorious battles in person. If we think about that Kit or let some NPC or item send the PCs back and forth in time we have exactly this opportunity. But how would I create a campaign based on time travel, visiting important moments of
A "realistic" approach?D&D isn't very realistic, or is it? One of the key arguments are often about "realism" and "Verisimilitude". But even if we try to translate verisimilitude it would mean it is close to the truth or "reality". But there are similar but different concepts like "consistency" or "transparent system". I remember an argument I heard about, where a team of adventurers found some piece of armor. It was a nice treasure and the DM planned to give it to the half elven priestess in the group. But the fighter, who already had more than enough treasure.A "realistic" approach?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Of course the DM had a chance to say: The armor just fits the half elven lady perfectly, but it doesn't fit the human fighter at all. The player with the fighter quickly came out with realism. He explained how there were no female specific armors, how it isn't realistic, and what would a female specific armor would do according to his opinion. And he stated that armors in a given era were all very similar and it was impossible to distinguish one from
The Potential of a True Role Playing GameThe Definition of Reality: The shared perception of an objective and seemingly tangible environment by a collection of self aware sentient beings. - As it is written in the Ashanti Codex at the Sanctuarium College of Mist Sciences by Professor Emeritus, Ashanti, Mystic of the Grey.The Potential of a True Role Playing Game9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Can a group of Dungeons and Dragons nerds bring a game world into "reality" through a process of subcreation in which the story becomes so manifestly real it affects the players psychologically and perhaps even physically? It doesn't requires drugs to induce an altered perception of reality. What is real anyway? Story telling and myth making are as old as human kind. In another age, the stories told by shaman of the adventures and antics of creatures in the spirit world were real to those who listened to them. It was part of the universe of the listeners and their perception of reality.
You haven't played Dungeons and Dragons truly well, until one night you have to take a break to let everyone shake off the
This looks a little...OMINOUS!This looks a little...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I worked on a videogame!!! *is spazzing out a bit!!!*
A friend of mine came to me and asked if I could do the cover art of a videogame he and a group of friends were working on! It seemed like a fun project run by a great group of people so I joined on!
There's more info if you click on the picture up there, but if you're feeling like just going straight to the horse's mouth here's a link to their kickstarter page!
If you're a fan of traditional RPG Dungeon Diving Excitement and comedy, this game may be just up your alley!
Outer God series complete!! (read description pls)Here is the entire series of drawings I did on the Outer Gods.Outer God series complete!! (read description pls)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
(I put all those drawings to everyone who, for some reason, didn't see it in their daily news of DA)
Yidhra Yidhra (Yi) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
C'thalpa C'Thalpa (Kcouba) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
D'Endrrah D'endrrah (darien) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Nyog-Sothep Nyog' Sothep (Nyotsu) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Ngyr-Korath Ngyr-Korath (khorra) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Tru'nembra Tru'Nembra (Thara) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Yomagn' tho Yomagn' tho (yoma) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Azhorra-Tha Azhorra-Tha (azha) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Gi-Hoveg Gi-Hoveg (ghin) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Haiogh-Yai Haiogh-Yai (Haiko) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Qwavart-Rydhe (original) Qwvart-Rydhe (qhash) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Uvhash Uvhash (uvheon) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Lu-Kthu Lu-Kthu (luke) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Yhoundeh Yhoundeh (yaown) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
AZATHOTH Azathoth (azhael) by ~Zaghalot-Frollthulhu
Coming soon: Great Old Ones series
A Crazy Idea for a Journal SkinFor a long time I have been playing with a concept involving an image of a room with smaller images of deviations hanging on the wall like in an art museum. I played with the concept once here ->A Crazy Idea for a Journal Skin1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, then I was chatting with my friend :iconelusiveelegance: about the idea. She suggested it would be cool if the smaller images or pictures on the wall could be thumbnails. TOTALLY AWESOME!
All we need is someone who can create journal skins to take this idea to a new level! Imagine a journal skin that looks like museum display. Featured work would look like it was placed in a museum.
Just an idea for anyone who wants to run with it.
Yours truly, Mistgod the Magnificent
I feel...depressed....sorry azathoth :(I don't know what happened, but I feel depressed right now.I feel...depressed....sorry azathoth :(1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm close to end Azathoth, but right now I dont have energy to continue the drawing.
I hope you all had a incredible happy new year.
Love you all.
3d printingJust a reminder that i have a model/ miniature 3d printing company http://www.shapeways.com/shops/bigbad3d printing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Heres the word-press page that i blog my 3dp stuff at; http://bigbadmodels.wordpress.com/
might start putting finished sculptures up on here (da) too
And if you want to keep up to date with bigbad like the facebook page here ; https://www.facebook.com/bigbadmodels
Good news is ive got my very own 3dprinter being delivered soon, so i can start making really big models/sculptures, so stay tuned for that!
Beware the Art ScammerA message from :iconZombiesmile:Beware the Art Scammer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Rediscovering the Original Vision of DungeonCrawl!I have finally figured out what has been bugging me about DungeonCrawl group. I just sat and thought about it for a long while this morning. Then it hit me! In my soul the original intent for DungeonCrawl was for members and guests visiting the galleries to have a sense that they are descending into a dark labyrinthine dungeon environment. That is why deviations depicting "non-dungeon" environments were bugging me so bad and just didn't seem to fit. I finally have a more clear understanding of how the group theme should be focused.Rediscovering the Original Vision of DungeonCrawl!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here it is; deviations should depict a dungeon environment. Character and monster art should be set in a dungeon or at least have as neutral a background as possible. Deviations with an outside exterior environment as a major feature (forests, cityscapes, landscapes) will be politely declined. Maps and dungeon tiles should depict dungeon interiors. I will move distracting deviations (pictures of dice, gaming groups in session, arts and crafts)
Sci Fi Dungeon CrawlsI have recently encountered individuals who disagree with me that dungeon crawls can include sci fi games such as Doom and Tomb Raider.Sci Fi Dungeon Crawls1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am ready to fight to the death to defend my assertion that Doom is a dungeon crawl!
I challenge anyone who has a different opinion to step forward. Bring your favorite weapons! Let's settle this in public!
Monthly Art ChallengeCurrent ChallengeMonthly Art Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Submitting and Rules
Submit your finished art or story to the Art Challenge gallery. The group's standard rules apply. Somewhere in the title or description, you must note that the deviation is for %Dndeviants Art Challenge.
The Challenges are just for fun, there are no real prizes, and any member can participate. However, the best works will be featured at the end of challenge, until the start of the next one. The challenges run for one month, and you're welcome to submit works for the previous one, if you missed the deadline.
Previous Challenge Feature
The ultimate failure of any skepticTime and again, folks like Kajm will point over and over to how many peer-reviewed papers and "experts" they know of who agree with them that CO2 doesn't affect climate or that human activity hasn't increased greenhouse gases. The same goes for the evolution deniers, the anti-vaxxers, the people who believe different races can be genetically "inferior" or "superior" to others and the people who believe the center of the Earth houses a community of insidious lizard-men.The ultimate failure of any skeptic7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Simultaneously, these characters completely dismiss and deride any peer-reviewed papers or experts who say otherwise.
They desperately grasp at every straw they can on their shallower side of the pool, even though they're the same type of straws that they consistently claim cannot be trusted.
That's really my biggest question to people like this; how, exactly, do they personally distinguish what they think is a "reliable" and "unreliable" source? What makes them think that there's a dogmatic lie behi
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Opinions on the fake NatMorleyYes I'm posting a journal as well.Opinions on the fake NatMorley1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is about the ever so famous !natmorley
This journal is not really meant as proof of anything, only opinions on the matter.
You may have seen her drawings somewhere on this site, and maybe you are a fan. A good number of pencil artists, me included, believe them all to be utter rubbish. Fake rubbish that is.
Now why on earth would you say such a thing?
Well let's have a look at them, shall we?
First of all they all match the reference 100%. Even tracing won't do that for you. Also the drawing looks to be perfect and smooth underneath, and then she's scribbled on top as I there was no tomorrow. I would say that is a bit curious. Why make a perfect drawing only to ruin it with scribbling?
That's her style you might say. Well lets then look at what she says about her drawings. Oh she uses about 5 hours on a portrait. Trust me, if the drawing is perfect (minus the ugly scribbling on top) then you'd use a LOT more than 5 hours.
DA racism part IISo, I've been having fun calling out more DA nazi-fanboys and one of them accuses me - I shit you not - of lacking "honor" for reporting him. Being a coward, like they all always are, he blocked me in a huff after leaving a final response, but I've prepared a reply nonetheless: http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/36174211916/so-the-da-nazi-guy-finally-blocked-me-but-onlyDA racism part II1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This, by the way, is the forum he and some of his pals a proud member of: http://vnnforum.com/
I don't think people realize how serious a problem these types are. They're tolerated all over DA under the notion that what they choose to believe and express deserves the same freedom as what everyone else believes and expresses, which is like saying that a murderer or a rapist deserve to be "tolerated" for their own cruel and harmful choices.
These people whine that they're being oppressed, that they're being met with intolerance, that their rights are being infringed when they're silenced, as if it somehow doesn't matter that