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
Echo SquadEcho Squad2 years 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
Rules of WritingGood, straightforward advice for all writers out there.Rules of Writing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling
(Originally tweeted by Emma Coates, Pixar's Story Artist.)
You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.You gotta keep in mind what's interesting to you as an audience, not what's fun to do as a writer. They can be very different.Trying for theme is important, but you won't see what the story is actually about til you're at the end of it. Now rewrite.Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You'll feel like you're losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal?Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.Finish your story, let go even if it'
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod3 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 )
Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.Facts About Garrus Vakarian3 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
Soft Garrus Song :3Soft Garrus, warm Garrus "hey can this wait?"Soft Garrus Song :33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Garrus, sleepy Garrus, "I need to calibrate."
Soft Garrus, warm Garrus "hey can this wait?"
Happy Garrus, sleepy Garrus, "I need to calibrate."
RIP Neil Armstrong 8-5-1930 8-25-2012Neil Armstrong, first man to set foot upon the moon, has pass away today at the age of 82 fromRIP Neil Armstrong 8-5-1930 8-25-20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
complications following his recent cardiac bypass surgery.
5-The Diary of Jane (Jane's List for Garrus)After the Reaper war Jane and Garrus try to settle in to married life. There are a few issues however...5-The Diary of Jane (Jane's List for Garrus)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jane's List for Garrus
1. Please don't sharpen your talons on the furniture. I've provided a special post for this in the room behind the laundry where you put your weights and gym equipment.
2. I love sushi too, but I prefer it dead before I eat it. I know you love to fish but please don't do this in front of me again. I nearly fainted and you know I've seen some grisly things.
3. I don't need to hear again how your mom use to deep fry things that look like my hamster, and serve them as appetizers.
4. Please don't use my knitting yarn as dental floss. I sent to Palaven for a new supply for you. It will be here in a few days.
5. I get it that casting is a family activity for Turians, but humans are just not with that hairball kind of thing. I love you dearly, but there are some things I can't do with you, so please regurgitate tha
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
Is it a bug? Is it a feature?No, it's a bug feature.Is it a bug? Is it a feature?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Warning - contains insects and spiders.
I'll try to not make it too scary
Jeff Goldblum by Jon4H spider by zelenOo
Colorful Butterflies Glass Domes Pendants by Gloomyswirl Steampunk Skipper by ursulav
Beauty of Freedom by Gotrea Kartoffelkaefer 2 by derJake
Fatal Attraction. by TheMoonMonkey Insects by ArtemisiaSynchroma
Walk away by MvanMelsen Vintage Horror Flick by Katzilla13
Woven dragonfly by Twimper :thumb127191284:
Hang On by manticor Caught In a Web of Lies by nicbr
Mating Season by CGIgal house fly by DethGunz
I 'heart' spiders by emptyidentityentity Bee Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Man vs spider by CookiemagiK
Found on the Premium Thumbshare and normal Thumbshare forums, and while browsing
Write or die!If you, like me, like to write as if you're doing it at gunpoint, check this out. OpheliaBell introduced me to a writing tool that is just b*tchy and badass enough to make my eyes light up with glee.Write or die!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's called Write or Die. http://writeordie.com/ It's like a other tools, wherein you set a word goal and a time limit, but with a twist. You can set it to "kamikase" and if you don't write for a few seconds, it slowly turns red, and then deletes the last word you wrote. Then the word before that, and so on, until you start typing again. You can also disable backspace, making this a phenomenal freewriting tool. You can't edit or fix typos.
I was stuck with getting started writing chapter 13, which I already had plotted out but couldn't seem to get rolling, when I tried it. I powered through the miasma of fractured thoughts and worries in about fifteen minutes. At the end of the session, my heart was pounding. That's what good writing feels like to me, so I wanted to pass the word alon
OC CreationQuick Information about ApplicationsOC Creation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
♕ 1. Character on your application sheet must be fullbody,
Don’t cut off parts of the body because the picture was too "big" for the application sheet provided.
Just shrink the image. And make sure you use the correct Font on the Sheet!
( http://www.1001fonts.com/ostrich-sans-font.html )
♕ 2. Personality must be min. 150 words. Only keywords are not allowed.
♕ 3. History must be min. 300 words. Try to be as detailled as possible, avoid pl
A Foot In With Marvel.Some of you may already know, but earlier in August I had once again teamed up with the guys at Udon, but this time to create some artwork for Marvel! For the time I had available I only could fit in 2 artworks, so I was assigned to create two artworks of Mystique. I thoroughly enjoyed working on her along with her backgrounds and Im happy to say that I've already completed both a few days ago. Not sure when this whole project will go public, but as soon as it does, you know I'll be sharing my version of her with you all!A Foot In With Marvel.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who has purchased from my DA store! You have no idea how happy it makes me to know that my artwork is now finding homes around the world The support is totally awesome and hugely appreciated, so thank you so much! I hope the prints turned out well and that you are enjoying them.
For those interested in anything I have available, you can check out what I have to offer in my store - http://warrenlouw.deviantart.co
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 Mod1 year 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
Inner Peace....I'm passing this on because it worked for me today. A doctor on TV said that in order to have inner peace in our lives, we should always finish things that we start. Since we all could use more calm in our lives, I looked around my house to find things I'd started & hadn't finished. I finished a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, the mainder of Valiumnun scriptins, an a box of choclutz. Yu has no idr how fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to all ur frenz who need inner piss. And telum yu luvum.Inner Peace....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SFH Featured Artist: Mothbanquet“I believe in a few simple things; quality writing, deep characters and well-constructed plot lines. I do not write fluff or fan-pleasers. Instead, I try to bring something new and fresh to the Mass Effect audience, something they will enjoy and always remember.” ~ mothbanquetSFH Featured Artist: Mothbanquet3 years ago in Personal More Like This
mothbanquet, our Featured artist, is an aspiring author who’s been writing Mass Effect Fanfiction for 3 years now. He’s recently took that big step of turning pro, and started his professional account jjgrimshaw and I encourage everyone to check his work and give him support
In this interview, he’s talking about his different methods, his life as a writer, and experience! -- Please read and enjoy!
Rama: What can you tell me about your start as a writer?
Mothbanquet: My start as a writer could be likened to a mechanic who spent his childhood tinkering with toy cars, or a cheap back-alley surgeon who...well, you get the idea. I taught myself from
Where do YOU want Mass Effect to go?Hello again, my readers, it is I once more. I couldn't have been more pleased to see that my fellow moderators were willing and able to keep you up to date with the most relevant of Mass Effect news while I've been sadly pulled away by Halo 4.Where do YOU want Mass Effect to go?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And by the way, fun fact; the bad guy in Halo 4 is voiced by the same guy as Harbinger. Go figure.
Now I'm not certain if this is still active, but Casey Hudson is taking a Twitter poll asking fans if they want ME4 to go forward or backward in the Mass Effect timeline.
Now don't kid yourself, the next Mass Effect game is a long ways away, all we know right now is that the protagonist will be radically different and the story will go somewhere entirely new.
So, what do you guys think? Oh, and if it pleased you, tweet your opinion with #MassEffect or just #ME and send out your thoughts.
True Amazons of ScienceWhile it is technically still March and still Women’s History Month, I would like to share a list of unsung heroines who made vital contributions to science and the STEM fields in general.True Amazons of Science1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When people think of great women in science, they usually think of MARIE CURIE. Curie was the first woman to ever win a Nobel Prize. And in fact, she is the only person ever to win Nobel prizes in two different fields – Physics in 1903 and Chemistry in 1911. Her discovery of the radium atom allowed for great advances in the applied use of radioactivity.
You may also know of ADA LOVELACE. When Charles Babbage invented the world’s first computer in 1837, called the Analytical Engine, Countess Ada of Lovelace was the sole member of his research team. Lovelace developed the first algorithm for use on this computer, and she is often described as the world’s first computer programmer.
But did you know there were also many other True
Content Type Matters.First off, welcome to our new member, :iconTariencole:! He is joining us on our mission to make a living from our art. It's great to have you with us! I have an interview with him prepared. He's next on the publishing schedule.Content Type Matters.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On to business...
After several interviews, including a debut by Rama-Kay that impressed the socks off of me, it's time to get back into our series about getting exposure for your art online. Here it is:
Share, add to any relevant groups, and memorize every word! There will be a test later on. Not by me, of course, because I ain't yo momma. But if you want to make the most of the information, you'll be putting yourself out there, and that's a test of its own.
Questions from readers
This is from the above-posted article - people came in quick with questions this time!
A big problem with literature is that it’s traditionally an extremely passive medium from a social standp
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
February PromptAh, the month of love has come and it is time to give special notice to the romance of Kaidan Alenko. As you might expect this prompt to be something of the sappy, romantic, “twue love” (had to borrow from Princess Bride, sorry) connotation, let’s not forget what comes on the other side of true love. Regret, longing, the should have’s, could have’s, what if’s of love. Love never runs an easy course and it has been proven when you romance Kaidan, that it has indeed been a bumpy journey.February Prompt3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In that vein, BloodBandit has gone down this route as a prompt for February. Instead of giving a month for this prompt, this will run two weeks. Since voting took so long, partly my fault for not getting to it in a timely manner, but I would like then start the next month’s prompt on time.
Without further ado:
Scene: I’m Staring At The Mess I Made
Deadline: February 15, 2013
Attention Seeking Whores!We're all here for attention. For some it helps us earn a living and people's attention means cash. Others are still working their way towards turning pro and seek support on their journey. And some just seem addicted to the idea of gaining watchers and llama's in some imagined popularity contest.Attention Seeking Whores!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hell, if updating your ID picture on a daily basis fulfils some need within, then carry on having fun. But you may want to stop reading here because the whores I'm addressing have an artistic purpose behind their attention seeking...
So, you're here because you want get your art out there in order to better yourselves, make a living, and enjoy the community.
And how's that going?
Whatever your answer to that question is, I bet the majority of you are feeling like a small fish in a very big pond. I'm also sure most of you feel quite humbled by the awesome art on DA. You probably believe there is way more artistic talent around here than yours. Ironically, it's often those artists - who's talen
10$ Commissions [CLOSED][EDIT4] Closed for the meantime because of so many other pictures I need to finish. Thank you again to everyone who took time to commission me.10$ Commissions [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[EDIT3] I've been thinking about raising my prices for a while since it was just 5 dollars and I work hard and for a late time on the commissions I receive, and I think they deserve more than just that, it's just plus 5 more dollars now. Thank you a lot for my respectful commissioners
[EDIT2] I removed paying in points option now cause I have soo much points more than needed, only Paypal payment is available. and I am in need for money for the future, thanks to who paid me in points <3
As soon as I start spending my points I'll make points payment available again
Thank you so much for all my commissioners!
[EDIT] omg thank you soooo much for everyone who took
(Closed) Fractalize your Xmas Holidays now !!!(Closed) Fractalize your Xmas Holidays now !!!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The time has come and the contest is over now !
We are now going to judges all those wonderful entries
I'll make a new journal entry as soon as we finish (should be next week )
Thanks a lot for all your support and awesomeness
Stay devious guyz !
A little reminder for you guyz !
This is the last call for all passengers
We are the 31st January and the contest is ending really soon !!!
Don't forget to submit your entry before the deadline !
You enjoyed your Xmas holidays? Would you love to make them last forever ?
Make your dream comes true!
Make those memories from those 2012 Holidays in an artwork.
You'll be able to use ALL Fractal Softwares you want.
You can manipulate or animate your fractals if you want.
The main thing you must respect is that your work must be Christmas Related and created especia