Egg compatibilitiesOften this subject appears in talks a lot, so we decided to explain how this is handled in the world of PMDe, so that various player characters’ backstories can be better put together.
When Pokemon procreate with another, there's a chance that an offspring happens in the form of an egg.
Since there is a wide range of different Pokemon species, cross breeding is bound to happen. As such, over the centuries, almost all forms of breeding and compatibility has been verified and documented in various genealogy books in PMD-e’s world.
What is known and documented is considered a "hard compatibility," in which procreation is certain between a male and a female. All listed examples are seen in the website veekun.com, like for example: Seviper & Serperior will produce an offspring. Also taken into account is that Nidorina and Nidoqueen follow the same hard compatibility as Nidoran female for this world (Nidoqueen and Nidorina cannot breed in the games).
Another thing to consider in
A word about Events, Missions, and so onHi! So, as you know by now, Event 7 has started and teams are still split. I need to make an announcement regarding that for everyone, especially new teams:A word about Events, Missions, and so on3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may choose to do Event 7 as a reuniting event for your team, if it was split before. You may also choose to start out a new team split up by having two Pokemon who don't know each other meeting. You may ALSO choose to act as if your team did know each other but got split up, even if it's a new team. You have freedom here to act as you want. Either split, or together again.
PMD-e is going to undergo a sort of split where Missions are more story-oriented, though more openly-worded than before. They were always supposed to be a thing where you basically do what you want as long as you do (or mess up) the general goal. Somewhere along the line I got too specific in the goals in order to make it line up with the Epilogues I had in mind, which was No Good because people interpreted that to mean they were very strict whe
Mission 8 Present (Rescuers)PLEASE WATCH THIS FIRST:Mission 8 Present (Rescuers)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ahh, goodness... Hello everyone again, I’m sorry that these missions are being put up on such short notice, but there are a few things I needed to address immediately. It has been... insisted I do so.
First point of order, do any of you know Lexy? The irritable eevee who’s been wandering around town today? Some of you may recall that he is the librarian in Merlot’s castle, and as far as I’ve heard it is rather unusual for him to have, well, come all the way here. Regardless, he has asked for my aid, and as annoying as he may be, I do have some obligation to help those in need. Even if he could be a little less pushy...
Ahem! He was not entirely clear as to the purpose of his request, but he has asked for the aid of two pokemon to travel with him into the forest and, err, entertain a child. Well, more than that... It sounds like you will be talking to a, erm, dead child’s ghost.
What a chilling prospect, and
Mission 8 Present (Rogues)PLEASE WATCH THIS FIRST:Mission 8 Present (Rogues)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No, no, you’ve got it wrong! Don’t look for Gunpowder! He asked me to help out this month while he takes care of some other business for Devonshire. Really! Dmitri here can attest to that!
Okay, now that I’ve got your attention... well, honestly, I need help from a lot of you. It’s a really important mission, and I’ve gotten the okay from Gunpowder. Again, just confirm with Dmitri! I think Dmitri is actually the one who’s collected most of you to help out with this, so you probably already know.
So... I suppose I’ll cut to the chase. It’s very, very important that what I tell you not be repeated until after we’ve completed our goal. Shh, don’t be so loud! We need to be quiet and discreet. I’m not joking. If you can’t handle that, please leave until I discuss the other missions at hand.
Who’s left? Hmm... I gues
Suggestions Go HereOkay! So now that the tasks suggestions journal has gone over really well, I want to make a journal for general or specific suggestions that you may have regarding the group, ideas for in-universe items and rewards, NPCs, locations, collaboration things, Events, and so on. If you have an idea on how to something better, post it here. It doesn't matter what it is: from the Wiki to the folders to how you think it would be better if we did X instead of Y, post what you think here!Suggestions Go Here3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Even if I do not reply to everything, I will check this journal on and off to see what else is said. This is going to be The Journal for anything you want to express, any constructive critique regarding how we can make the group better for everyone, and so on! Make sure your comments have an actual suggestion for how we can fix any problem you spot - that is most important of all. If they don't, try to be very clear in what bothers you so that anyone who might want to think of a solution knows what they a
A good birthdayTo get that last depressing journal off the front, here's a link to some words I had about an awesome birthday and a video of me laughing like a dumbass at a secret LexyEevee managed to keep for over a month, hereA good birthday2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love this group and I can't wait to see where it goes. The group birthday is coming up in a few days too. Heh heh... HEH...
Introducing - Errands!OverviewIntroducing - Errands!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, now that things have settled down a bit, here’s some good news to raise everyone’s spirits a little! I just got a letter from associate of ours who used to run an errands service ‘round Andalusst back in the day. They’re comin’ back to town real soon, an’ asked me to get things ready in advance. C’mon, take a look at this message board - let’s go over errands real quick an’ get you lot started on makin’ some local friends.
And by ‘friends’, he means Pokémon who will pay you to do things they’re too lazy or too inept to do by themselves. Take me for example...I may be a brilliant scientist, but I lack opposable thumbs, and there’s only so much that my tentacles can achieve on their own, regardless of how glorious they may be. A sad fact indeed, but one we must all live with. In this case, I wouldn’t be against paying someone with erm...wait no, this
Mission 8 (Past)Please watch this firstMission 8 (Past)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hhh kheh... god damn it. How am I even going to tell everyone--
...Oh. You're all here already?!
…Well, this is going to sound really... god!!
Okay. So me and Grand Kec got over here, and I thought, AT THE VERY LEAST, that there was some better way to get the sap to heal Jasmine besides... this. Grand Kec told me that the only way for this tree to even give up this sap is to have some... certain Pokemon's blood spill all over it.
Grand Kec called it a... "Shaymin." I've never heard of or seen a Pokemon like it. It's like... uhh... Well there's more than one of them, and they're like a small little shrub-bush with a white body and legs... kinda cute...
...argh, but that's beside the point! There's a special one among them, and he's the biggest one... and he looks different, totally different! He's like... I don't know, a failed Eevee evolution without the green shrubbery covering them... oh, and his flower has gold in it,
Comments and Commenting We all know that getting the exposure you want for your work is a tough endeavour here on dA. Despite the wonders of the site, the simple fact of the matter is that comments are hard to come by these days.Comments and Commenting2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
There may be many reasons for this - lack of time on the part of many browsers, lack of interest, or simply: not knowing what to say. We've all been there at one point (some of us more than others), and it presented the question - "what is it that writers want out of a comment?"
The only way to find the answer to this question was to set up a poll - which received an amazing response from the lit community, and with your help, this editorial will highlight some points that will aid in leaving some insightful and appreciated comments.
First and foremost - Read.
Many of the writers on dA want f
Regarding incorrect applications / submissionsYou don't need to comment on them telling the uploader that what they have uploaded is incorrect.Regarding incorrect applications / submissions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can send the group a note and we will let the person know if there are any mistakes on their application, or their submission.
You do not need to comment on their deviation.
I have seen a few of the more well-known members post antagonizing and insulting comments towards fairly new members for not following the rules. This is unacceptable.
If you feel a submission for PMD-E has an error, send us a group note. Do not harass the artist. Do not argue with the artist. Do not leave them passive aggressive comments. Do not tell them they need to change anything. That is not your job.
Ideas on NPC creation!Many elements behind our most recent NPCs have been randomly generated, and here's how we do it!Ideas on NPC creation!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. We come up with a general story or direction we'd like our cities / events to go in, and we create several characters to fill those cities and events with.
2. We think about what each of those characters would do in the cities/events, what their roles are, what they offer to the story as a whole, etc. We pick a race here, too, based on what we'd think would be coolest or most impacting.
3. Now that we have several very basic ideas of what we want, we use Marnok's NPC generator, which can be found here: http://marnok.com/content/_adventure/101npcs.php
This gives us a randomly-generated list of 101 very basic ideas for NPC personalities every time we refresh. We'll come back to it in a minute.
4. We then go to http://www.random.org/
5. We count how many characters we've just created for our city/event/story, and we use random.org to select one for us.
May's Manga and Anime Artist of the Month: Gasara!Hello and welcome everyone to another issue of our Manga and Anime Artist of the Month! I'm especially honoured to announce that May's Artist of the month award goes to the incredible artist Gasara!May's Manga and Anime Artist of the Month: Gasara!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Ever since I met Laura I fell in love with her art! Her style is simply fascinating, filled with magic and charming characters! Stalking her art gave me the chance to get to know her a little bit and she's a very sweet and helpful person, offering resources to pretty up your profiles, giving words of help and support, creating tutorials for growing artists...
All in all, Laura is a wonderful artist and deviant, totally deserving of being May's Manga and Anime Artist of the Month!!
Getting to know Gasara a bit!
A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw A common struggle an artist stumbles upon on his way to a triumphant drawing style is when he is just beginning to draw. That is something I, a 14-year old writer learned after a year of practicing illustration, a field that is quite new for someone who uses a pen to write prose, poems, and stories, and not to draw.A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Probably like some of you here, I started drawing after seeing characters on the television and tried to imitate them. At first, I found any drawing I made so wonderful, brilliant, great, etcetera, etcetera… [Oh well..] until a passerby badmouthed my works. At first it was hard to believe that my highly treasured works were actually that bad.
But when I looked again on my drawings, I realized that there is a lot more I can do to make things better than they were. Yet my interpretation of getting better was quite different. I bought lots of books on anatomy, perspectiv
Rescuers Mission 6Hi!!Rescuers Mission 63 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me just take this chance to tell y’all that Mike’s a lil buttface and ran back home to Mom!! Or that’s what Mr. Fresnel told me, anyway. I’d believe it if I were you, he prolly knows what he’s talkin about, being a super cool music guy and all.
...except that he keeps not giving me my freakin triangle! It’s really annoying!! When you see him I think you should bug him lots. Don’t tell him I told you to. I mean it. I’ll make you pay if you do!
OK whatever! Oh yeah, I got a mission for y’all. Me ‘n Winston are gonna go lookin around for Pokemon who got lost and stuff during the blizzard. Kay? Help us out! We can’t let Pokemon just sit around lost and cryin for their mommas. Winston does enough crying as it is, we don’t need no more of that!
Ummmm... gosh darnit, I don’t know what’s su
PE: Preproduction is Key!Surprise! Contrary to what rydi1689 announced, I'm here to deliver one final article on Manga & Anime week! And it's pretty huge... prepare yourselves.PE: Preproduction is Key!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Special thanks to my partner in crime, J-Cleo, for helping me write this!
Creating manga is quite daunting as a project. You have to worry about so many things and prepare for unforeseen problems. While I don’t claim to be an expert on the field, I can at least share with you my experiences while on a quest to create my own manga.
Bear in mind, this guide is geared towards individuals serious about entering the field or wanting to create a well-developed story. That doesn’t mean you can’t use this advice if you’re a hobbyist (more power to you!) but this focuses on taking it that extra step.
The Story Concept
The first thing you need should be obvious: the concept, or idea, for your story. This could be something you’ve had in your mind for a while, a sud
Art thieves must lack a cerebral cortex...Just a mini blurb derived from the confusion I'm currently feeling over such matters...Art thieves must lack a cerebral cortex...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now I already did a previous journal (My opinions on referencing, copying, and fans)
if you wish to know a little bit of my thoughts on that...
But I just don't get it.
When people pose and steal to troll, that's one thing. They're just being immature and bored more or less among other possible reasons.
But when people pose and steal identities and work to gain popularity, make friends, or get a name...
Have you no shame.....?
And what then, you make friends, and sooner or later maybe you guys become besties and you'll have to tell them who you really are (and aren't) if you truly consider them a friend. What then? Maybe some are still kind and forgiving enough to let it slide, but how many would still respect you for lying about yourself just so peo
Event 6.2 - Temporal Terror-FormingEvent 6.2 - Temporal Terror-Forming3 years ago in Personal More Like This
: Okay, over here-- no, over there! Iceburg! He’s over there!
: What, where?
: He’s right behind the treehouse! Mike! MIIIIKE! MIKE WE NEED YOUR HELP!
: ...what, what IS IT?!
: We got a real big problem guy, there’s something out-- well, it’s Jasmine, she’s been snatched, and we need to haul ass or she’s gonna die. Get stuff rolling, I need as many teams as you can grab right now. Rogues, Rescuers, doesn’t matter. All of em.
: Are... what, are you serious?
: I’m not shitting you. I wouldn’t kid around about this, we need to get moving this second. C’mon, gather em up, I’m gonna start getting others, meet me right by the entrance to Creeping Forest, all right?
: …fine. But, before you go PK... I need to know something.
: What? What is it?! ...nevermind, I don’t have time for this
Wow gotta share thisBought a character or design the seller said you can't resell? Well give them the finger and show them this journal.Wow gotta share this2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What you can do with a fully purchased intellectual property (character, design, etc, in this case!) depends on the details of a specific transaction, and what the agreement was or even implied IF any agreement was stated or implied.
"Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create."
Regardless of what the rules state under the character/design/whatever, once the work has been purchased the seller is fully transferring the copyright and ownership of that specific IP to the buyer for them to do as they please. But only that individual IP unless stated otherwise.
Welcome to Cartoons and Comics PE Week 2013Welcome to Cartoons and Comics PE Week 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dear deviantART community! Welcome to the Project Educate Week for the Cartoons and Comics gallery. The goal for this week is for us to see the world of cartoons and comics in general: from its rich history, tools and trade, the age of webcomics, crafting your own story and being able to make such wonderful and effective characters and be opened to lots of opportunities for this field.
And now, I present to you the schedule for this week's event:
April 15, 2013
Welcome to Project Educate
Say Whaaat?! - Caption Contest Rules
April 16, 2013
A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw by Purouty
April 17, 2013
On Comics by The-DaneMen
Crafting your Story: From Ideas to Execution
Free Features!Free Features!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You are all amazing, but I will have to stop accepting requests, due to the amount increasing so rapidly. I chose the longer time since I did not expect it to gain such a popularity. I will still feature everyone on the 19th, I will not move that date. But as of this moment, new requests will not be accepted. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding. I will inform everyone when the feature is done.
NEW POLICY FOR PMD-E EXTRA EXTRAEvent folders will be reopened for a brief period of time after we're done sorting through all the submissions.NEW POLICY FOR PMD-E EXTRA EXTRA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What this means for you:
You still have a chance to get credit for completing an Event.
What this also means for you:
Your submissions will not be eligible to be in the featured category.
Your teams will most likely not be in any kind of cameo we use for the canon story line.
Some of you may notice that this policy is JUST LIKE THE PROCEDURE FOR MISSION FOLDERS. That's right! A lot of people don't realize we reopen the Missions folders for about a week after we're done judging in order to give people an extra chance to complete a mission for credit (but not judging!). It's been like this since the start of PMD-E, and it's always been listed under the countdown clock.
The only difference is that instead of not getting judged (late mission entries), your event won't get featured or cameo'd/incorporated into the main story line.
5 Tips for Better-Looking Pack Deviations5 Tips for Better-Looking Pack Deviations5 Tips for Better-Looking Pack Deviations2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello! I'm Pwassonne, and today I'll be writing about pack deviations. Packs are the easiest way to distribute multiple files in one deviation. They consist of an archive file (often ZIP) with several images or other files in it. Packs are often used to distribute stock images, such as brushes and textures, as well as wallpapers and emoticons. They can also be used to post tutorials if said tutorials don't fit in a single file or if resources are included. Since packs make it possible to include several files in a single deviation, they are also great for selling Premium Content.
Whether you're selling a pack of files as Premium Content or distributing it for free, you will probably want it to look good, so that people want to download it, and you will also want to make it practical and easy to use, so that people who download it find it useful. How do you do this? Here are five simple tips to get your pack dev
Past M7 Accessories + Tasks (Chlora)Uh... hello, everyone, I’m uh, I’m Chlora. I help Micle out with my little garment shop he brought me here to run...Past M7 Accessories + Tasks (Chlora)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’m originally, um, from Mossy Village. How many of you have been there...? Oh.. not a whole lot of you. It’s a nice place. A lot of bugs are from there... which leads me to my next, uh, well...
Normally, each month before those mean foxes attack us, I make a few Moonlight Bands out of whatever material I have on hand and some moondust. However! I cannot do this for all of you right now, since there are, uh, a lot of you now. Which is good! Fending off the attack requires a lot of effort, and that’s... well, sometimes there are... casualties. They’re not anyone’s fault but, you know. It just happens that way sometimes...
Um! So, yes. We’re low on moondust. There’s a particular Pokemon species back in Mossy Village which produces naturally a tiny amount of this stuff over