SNIPPY: FLYING DAYENTRY 3647:SNIPPY: FLYING DAY4 years ago in Personal More Like This
November something something.
I've got to come up with a better system for telling what day it is. Maybe I could scrawl numbers on the back of my shoe? Nah, that sounds like something silly that Pilot would do.
I'm currently carrying a calendar that says 2012 on it, but I am pretty sure that these days aren't correct anyway to our year and Captain keeps scribbling things in the margins whenever I get distracted enough for the calendar to be snatched out of my hands. I found the calendar more or less intact and it's kinda impressive that it lasted from way back in 2012. It must have held some sort of personal importance to it's owner to seal it away in a plastic container with words "the Mayans were wrong, trust no-one!"
I've been trying to keep track of how old I am, but I keep forgetting to check off every day in the calendar or maybe captain is messing off with me by erasing my checkmarks.
Something tells me I shouldn't be telling Captain about my birthday anyway. I would
Apophysis Image Rendering and MultithreadingThis article relates to the fractal program "Apophysis" (Apo), but may also be relevant to other image rendering programs.Apophysis Image Rendering and Multithreading9 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Apo, there is a setting in the OPTIONS menu where one can specify the number of rendering "threads" to use. This has a direct impact on the amount of rendering time an image takes to render. If set to OFF, the image will render as if it was using a single CPU. If set to 2 or 4, the image will render in much less time, because it has 2 or 4 CPU cores of which to take advantage.
People who have Intel CPUs, which have hyperthreading (such as some Pentium 4's), can set this option to 2 if they wish (DO NOT use higher than 2).
Don't know how to get an image in here, so here is the screenshot link showing this setting option. http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/46008841/?qo=1&q=by%3Azsteve+in%3Ascraps&qh=sort%3Atime
Hyperthreading (wanky marketing speak), basically means the CPU has "two threads" with which to perform its data processing (sort of like two C
Great Old Space Pics of ArtistsGreat Old Space Pics of Artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Phenomenon by KennethJensen4312 - Voyager by StefanHuerlemann
Broken Heart by JoeyJazzOutburst by Kaioshenabeona by nisht
Aeon by cosmicboundDistance by danich01Terminal Velocity by Nameless-Designer
Hi there everyone! Happy Saturday for you all... by the way first of all, run to my gallery I posted a new wallpaper yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways, the reason I made this features is because I was just looking at someone's favourites and I found a clas
Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na'vi real?You may have seen this video wandering around the web but it's quite simply brilliant.Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na'vi real?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I won't say much on it as really you need to watch the video. What I will say tho is the video is done by John McWhorter and it has a really beautiful animation.
Click on this link to watch the video.
Anatomy of typographyTYPOGRAPHY SERIES:Anatomy of typography3 years ago in Personal More Like This
01 Anatomy of typography
03 Numeral sets
There have been many images going around the Internet explaining the basic elements of typography but most of these sources are incredibly basic and incomplete. That's why I decided to come up with my own version and be as complete as possible.
I excluded several things like diacritics, the different ligature types, numeral sets etc. to avoid making it look too chaotic but most of the basic elements seem to be there. I will focus on diacritics, ligatures and numeral sets later in this ongoing typography series.
Click on the image below to go to the deviation page so you can comment and/or add it to your favorites and download a zip file including a 2000px wide .jpg and an .ai vector file:
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
Koobismo.com coming 24.01.2013 (with Episode 41)After three weeks of solid work and eight days of almost sleepless nights, I am finally able to make this official announcement: Koobismo.com - the new home of Marauder Shields and other awesome stuff created by yours truly and his team - will have its official opening this Thursday evening, January 24th. Fun will be had, singing may occur, drinks allowed, but due to the virtual nature of the whole shabang, you will have to bring your own. Whether we'll show up in force or in a smaller, more intimate group, Koobismo.com is launching. I'm already wearing a party hat.Koobismo.com coming 24.01.2013 (with Episode 41)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You have no idea how awesome it is to finally say all of that out loud! I promised myself to not make any announcements until I finished the postwork on the last frame of MS Episode 41, just to be sure that no further delays will be encountered on the way (as our regular readers know, I'm known as Koobs the Atrocious Delayer in at least 3 alternative universes, including the one where dolphins took over San
Ballistic Expose 11 + Depthcore: PrimalYesterday I got the confirmation that my image "Journey to Shatter Island" is going to be featured in the next Ballistic Expose 11 on pages 170-171. I even got two pages.Ballistic Expose 11 + Depthcore: Primal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm reaallllllly happy about it since I've been trying to get a spot in the prestigious artbook for five years but my submissions were never even shortlisted. It is one of the remaining goals I always wanted to achieve. Now I have to set myself some new ones.
In other news- The Depthcore collective released a new chapter called 'Primal'. I'm in with one image which you may have found in your inbox today:
You can check the full chapter here: http://www.depthcore.com/chapter/primal/
Some features from 'Primal':
A late update on the new and jobless meHuzzah, Marauder Shields Episode 57 has finally arrived at DeviantArt! You can check it out here: http://koobismo.deviantart.com/art/Marauder-Shields-57-Organics-Synthetics-Part-A-435264136 - be sure to read the episode in the correct order, as it's been split in half to avoid wrestling with DA's size limitations.A late update on the new and jobless me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the meantime, allow me to bring this here update to your attention. Originally posted on my website over a week ago, it details a few rather sudden (and yet, months in the making) changes to my life that may or may not have some impact on Marauder Shields as well. Here we go, ladies and gents:
"To all the ladders I've ever walked under and all the black cats that I've ignored during my restless strolls: screw you, guys. Just… Screw you in your wooden/furry asses.
So, here we are in 2014, where I suddenly find myself rather unemployed. Although my position has not been officially terminated (yet) and I am fed various promises about backpa
Lets get this show on the road.Hi allLets get this show on the road.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My site: patrykolejniczak.com is up.
I have only been able to upload a small fraction of images so far. Have no worries, I will be posting images gradually once I find a time to do so . The site itself will be more user-friendly as well in time.
Also I will be much more active on twitter than deviant, so if you are interested you can follow me there.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a good weekend.
My fav artist at the moment.Check out Kuldar Leement's work! KuldarLeementMy fav artist at the moment.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Reflections of Life - Giving for NothingIn a world where mostly anything has at least a measurable monetary value and where even us, human beings are valuable or not depending on our skills when we seek for jobs, its difficult, to find any trace of kindness of someone doing something for nothing, and when I mean nothing, I mean actually no reward of any sort that can be tangible; money, objects, materials, or verbal appreciation for what you are doing.Reflections of Life - Giving for Nothing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, it makes sense right?, why would us do something for nothing, its quite worthless, actually, quite stupid...
I am quite happy to acknoledage that this is not my case, and I am sure many people will complain or argue about that, that Im wasting my energy, wasting my potential, wasting my time or my hole life with that attitude.
Art is a great example here to put on top of the table, because we artists, not always but most of the time, make art for the sake of it, because we love it, and do not expect any kind of retribution but you from enjoying what you are seeing. I don
One of us, one of us, one of us!As most of you probably know, one of my main ideas for Koobismo.com (a.k.a. my workshop) was to create a simple platform for like-minded people to voice their opinions about many, many things, with a special focus on game stories and storytelling in general. We've recently had a few cool articles and topics you might want to join the discussion on - so allow me to point you in their direction while I write up my newest journal entry, to be published tomorrow (while I, of course, start working on another Marauder Shields ep)... So, here we go:One of us, one of us, one of us!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ownership is the bread and butter of interactive storytelling by An Individual - here: http://www.koobismo.com/2013/07/ownership-is-the-bread-and-butter-of-interactive-storytelling/ - an article about action & consequence ownership, controlling your characters in video games and said ownership's impact on how you perceive the games you're playing.
Game developers under fire by patent troll
My new webcomic series coming to The Escapist!If you’re one of the folks that kept a close watch on my time expenditures over the past six months, you might’ve noticed a certain super-secret project popping up now and then, most prominently around Christmas time. I kept it pretty low-profile for a while, mainly not to provide any more evidence that I am an overoptimistic fool that doesn’t know his ass from his forehead – because, seriously, if you’ve been around here for more than a month, you know I’ve provided enough evidence of that already.My new webcomic series coming to The Escapist!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
As of yesterday, though, it seems said super-secret project is finally getting some traction – as in: smiles being issued, handshakes exchanged, pens touching the paper, all the jazz. It’s a definite game-changer for myself — and I really couldn’t wait to, at the very least, tell you guys it’s happening!
And, thusly, without further ado, I’m batshit excited to announce that I shall be working with the awesome fo
The 1st episode of my new webcomic is already up!Dudes and dudettes! Gentlemen, gentlewomen, autobots and decepticons, and - above all - mutated teenage turtles interested in martial arts and italian cuisine! The first episode of my new webcomic - "Game On, Hardcore" - is already up at the Escapist Magazine, and I invite you to check it out, comment on it (if you dislike the little Facebook widget underneath, there's always the Escapist forums made available to us as well), spread it around and do all the things you young (and old) people do with interesting stuff these days.The 1st episode of my new webcomic is already up!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry if I'm a bit pushy about all of this (am I?), but it's a huge development for me little self - it's my first foray into the world of paid webcomic production, and, if it pans out, there will definitely be mo
I need a huge favor...For those of you that don't know (which most of you don't) my boyfriend and I have been together for over 5 years...online. Thanks to skype we are on webcam everyday and every night, literally we fall asleep with each other (silly right? but sometimes it helps my security issues :/). This past February I finally met him for the very first time, he came up here. He saved up and spent his hard earned money to come see me (and the Swedish House Mafia concert of course!) And I felt like I had fallen in love all over again, it was breathtaking, unbelievable, extraordinary. But unfortunately it only lasted a week. A week of full love and bliss. All good things really do come to an end I guess, or do they? Eventually he went back to Texas, thousands of miles away and it was back to online. That was the hardest few weeks of our lives. Now it's my turn to come see him. But with what money? I have no job...I'm a full time student with over 11k in student loan debt. That's when I found thisI need a huge favor...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Devious Journal EntryHello there,Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have just created my channel on youtube and here is below the animation I did for my last digital painting called 'Follow The Light'.
I think you may appreciate the tour with some cool music and stuff!!
Let me know what you think and feel free to watch my channel for some more in the coming months.
Video display of my artMy brother used his superb editing skills to put together a sorta slide show of some my best pieces. Make sure you go check it out and check his other stuff too.Video display of my art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ROBOT ROLE PLAY GO!I'm doing this to advertise. XD ANYWAY...ROBOT ROLE PLAY GO!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm looking for robots, aliens, and other sci-fi type characters to join in my GIANT ROLE PLAY about sentient robots who wanna take over the galaxy.
NOW, that sound over-played, right? Well, there's a lot going on besides that, trust me.
Many of these robots are fighting with their morality over this. They're developing relationships with aliens (meaning people not of their planet, this could very well be your average human), they're getting in deep trouble with their superiors, and some innocent people are getting killed...
HOW'S IT GONNA GO DOWN? Well, that's up to YOU GUYS. But to do that, you gotta join my group:
I'm gonna try and have tournaments, events, contests, what have you and KEEP THIS THING GOING INTO SOMETHING AWESOME. ALLCAPS. I swear I feel like a used car salesman sometimes on these things...
RIGHT. But yes! Please go check it out! It should have everything you need to know th
MarvinNew Artwork is up. Welcome Marvin to the world.Marvin4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art4Love, blah blah blah.I'm sure many of you are aware of the Art4Love.com drama floating about. How this Chad Love fellow stole the works of many artists from here on deviantART, including myself, and was selling them for ridiculous amounts of money, claiming they were oil paintings, even shipping them with a certificate of authenticity.Art4Love, blah blah blah.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, there seems to be some ridiculous responses going around to this. I'm not going to call anyone out by name, but a certain deviant has taken it upon himself to ask for donations in order to hire 'the best copyright lawyer' and pursue a 'class action lawsuit'. This in my opinion is a bullshit move, as any copyright lawyer worth his weight would probably take on something this big and blatant for a percentage with no upfront fees to begin with. It's pretty clear cut copyright infringement on a massive scale.
I personally think this deviant jumped the gun and instead of taking a moment to think about the situation, figured he'd get everyone riled up and paying for his la
Selling cheap tutorials!Hey guys! I know school can be expensive, as well as classes. Well taking a note off what Anthony Jones has done, I've decided to put up cheap and affordable audio-commentated video tutorials for all to buy.Selling cheap tutorials!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you would like me to teach anything specifically, let me know, but for now, enjoy: https://gumroad.com/danluvisiart_1
For Paypal Users: https://danluvisi.selz.com/
A koobismic interview you might want to check outOh, hi there! Didn't see you coming. Whatcha' doin'? Oh. That's cool... That's Shaft cool. Anyhoo, I just ran down here to give you a quick little update on something you might want to read if you care about my incoherent ramblings and stuff.A koobismic interview you might want to check out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A while ago I was interviewed by the awesome Emily Breder for her upcoming book. The text of the interview is now available online, on DeviantArt, here: http://abstract1106.deviantart.com/journal/Koobismo-on-the-artistic-life-333748543 ("Koobismo on the artistic life").
Emily asked me about the origin of our little series, about the reasoning behind its creation, about my creative processes and views on various topics, ranging from the challenges of transforming text to multimedia, to the nature of interactions between writers and their audiences. I also gave out a bit of writing advice and shared my thoughts on a possibility of creating my own original series, back when it was a thought that I kept flip-floppily rethinking every
My review of the Citadel DLCThe Citadel DLC is widely considered to be the best piece of DLC of the entire Mass Effect trilogy (yes, it's actually better reviewed than ME2's Lair of the Shadow Broker). Forbes Games called it "The Perfect Goodbye", io9 said that it "Gives Commander Shepard a Glorious Send-Off". And what does yours truly think?My review of the Citadel DLC3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, it's never easy with me, is it now?
I present to you my lengthy review of the Citadel DLC, listing and explaining the reasons why it just didn't click for me, why it didn't work as well as it did for most of you guys, statistics be damned. Please be aware that this is but my opinion, nothing more, nothing less - no need to start flame wars because of it.
Read my review (and join the discussion) here: