How Bioware Changed Meby :iconByTheGoddess:How Bioware Changed Me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was going to be a Surgeon.
As a child, it was Veterinarian, but as I grew up I realized with my brain, I should use it to help people. How better to help people than to save lives?
It didn't work out. Second semester of ninth grade I started getting stomach aches. Sounds like no big deal but it was, as a kid who had never been sick suddenly getting out of bed in the morning was a challenge. I missed school. A lot of school. Fell far enough behind that for the first time in my entire life I was going to have to struggle to pass my classes.
Me—the child who got A's in her sleep—all because of some stomach aches. "They can't be that bad, you just don't want to come to school." But I did want to go to school. Problem was, insecure kid that I was, I started to believe everyone who told me I was making it up. I was a skipper, a delinquent.
Then it got worse. Grade ten rolled around and suddenly I have headaches, too. Migraines. Every day. To my frien
Mass Effect ReferencesTools usedMass Effect References3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Autodesk 3ds Max 2012.ActorX Plugin.uModel.
Requests can be made, within reason, for certain scenes to be rendered (a scene from a piece of fan-fiction, for example) and will be completely free. However, the models themselves will not be uploaded in any format. Requests for any model from the game to be rendered in any pose from either game will be completed as soon as possible, bearing in mind that human heads can't be done.
Troodon80 - As the author of the reference sheets, all I can do is hope that they are at least somewhat useful to someone; whether that be to make a costume, a model prop, a figurine, or drawing some fan art. So far, the list contains over a hundred reference sheets and it's still unfinished.
Dragon Age: Inquisition (updated 7/11/2014)7/11/2014Dragon Age: Inquisition (updated 7/11/2014)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- Q&A: http://www.princessstabbity.com/raptr-q-a-with-the-bioware-devs-july-8-2014
- Post-E3 Demo Gameplay Series Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdXvFEEBZeo
- Post-E3 Demo Gameplay Series Part Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCGJACVoMPI
6/10/2014 from E3
- Trailer "Lead them or Fall": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD627y_AvFs
- World and characters showcasing trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dogIKwZA7Ac
- Companions trailer "Stand Together": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh77xvlDSTI
- Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icUu7SXHThc
- Twitch interview/gameplay demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fYCYGnUWww
- Release Date: 10/7/2014
- Environment showcase trailer "Discover the Dragon Age": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzuR1Fn_b48
- Gameplay/story trailer "The Inquisitor": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO2h4qUNJ60
- And the official site http://www.dragonage.com/ (interactive map; descriptions of characters and classes; gallery;
DA2: My Theory On Anders and Why Fenris Outshines|DA2: My Theory On Anders and Why Fenris Outshines4 years ago in Personal More Like This
DISCLAIMER! - THIS JOURNAL CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR DRAGON AGE 2 AND SNARKY OPINIONS. IF YOU NOT WANT, THEN GET OUT! GET OUT NOW! (*These opinions are based on "Friendship" romances/routes.)
So, at the time of writing this, I have played through and beaten Dragon Age 2 four times, and am working on my fifth time. This game has taken over my life the last month, and I've had plenty of discussion with multiple people regarding the latest two men that have filled our lives with sexy and romance.
Dragon Age 2 is pretty much between these two fine pieces of ass.
Anders, the apostate mage.
And Fenris, the formerly enslaved bodyguard.
Both of whom absolutely hate each other..
but that is another story, for a later time.
I'm going to explain why Fenr
Dragon Age: An Open Letter to BiowareQuite often in the world of gaming, creators and writers find themselves on the receiving end of various negative attacks for products they've put out into the world. I'm sure we've all heard the grunts and groans about this and that, so I won't go into it here. Because honestly, for me, the positive far outweighs any negative.Dragon Age: An Open Letter to Bioware2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
2009 brought Dragon Age into my life, and it hasn't left since. From the games to books, role playing game and animated movie, Dragon Age and its characters have become almost a part of who I am. Obsessed much? Maybe (okay who am I kidding, entirely likely). I can't say it was the graphics, or the characters, or the story lines, or the combat, or any one of the zillion things that go into creating such epicness. It's the combination of it all that and more that keep me coming back, searching for more, and creating my own worlds within yours.
To be able to play a game an embarrassingly high number of times and still, to t
We are the Varricmancers! Updates and stuff!Hello everyone!We are the Varricmancers! Updates and stuff!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for the lack of blogs but since DA:I is a few months away, I decided, why not share some updates with you based on whatever info is out there right now?
Currently, 6 out of 8 romances have been revealed, making the last 2 the only "plot-related" race-gated romances.
While a lot of us are sad that this means Varric might be race-gated, this also increases the odds that he is an LI, since the 6th one revealed was Iron Bull, since it was assumed that he might be one of two characters race-gated.
The following is borrowed from the new Varric DA:I thread OP
"Varric Tethras is one part adventurous rogue, one part dashing storyteller, and three parts trouble. Born on the surface, Varric has little love for his underground brethren-all his contacts lie with the dwarves of the Merchants Guild, though he has little taste for their schemes. Still, he has found a place as an outsider, rubbing shoulders with both the wealthy and elite as well as the worst of
CALENDAR UPDATE - PRE-ORDERS AND CONDITIONSEDIT: Corrected some typos and added some information brought to my attention by our wonderful collaborators. Also, to keep track of pre-orders, sketches offered and bonus images, and to avoid this entry getting too long and confusing, I'm noting all that information in my profile page. Please check it there, and if you feel your contribution is missing, comment here or note me back.CALENDAR UPDATE - PRE-ORDERS AND CONDITIONS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I said, and to avoid copyright issues, we must skip all Bioware copyrighted material. That means the characters will keep their names, but I'm not going to use their surnames. While the human ones (Cousland, Amell and Hawke) are actual surnames in real life and thus, Bioware can't have rights on them, I'm not sure about the non-human ones (Tabris, Mahariel, Surana, Brosca or Aeducan), so we will stick to the names and the drawing of the characters, all of whom you know well .
Also, any other Dragon Age videogame related things like armors, crests, symbos, places
Character Feature: Shyla ShepardThe seemingly indomitable Shyla Shepard has lived a harsh and tragic past. After losing her family at sixteen to a bloody Batarian pirate attack on an Alliance colony, the young fighter joined the Alliance military only to lose her entire squad in a deadly thresher maw attack. In the years since, these early scars have forged a new identity out of the shattered ruins of the child whose family died on Mindoir. Known for her “tough but fair” approach, Shepard’s fight against the geth incursion broke new grounds for humanity when she became the first human Spectre on the galactic Council’s elite forces. But recent rumors have put in question Shepard’s loyalty to the Alliance forces. Our investigator setup an exclusive interview to delve into the truth behind the legend.Character Feature: Shyla Shepard3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Was the destruction of the Normandy part of an elaborate undercover setup, or an encounter with an unk
Dragon Age Headcanon: Magic and GeneticsNormally, I would to a little graphic thing for one of these headcanons, but since it requires some lengthy scientific explanation, I figured it might be better to do this particular one as a journal entry.Dragon Age Headcanon: Magic and Genetics9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The short of it: I believe that whether or not someone is a mage depends upon a recessive gene which is linked to the X chromosome.
Let's look as some examples to back this up, shall we? Starting with my own Hawke's family in Dragon Age II.
Malcom Hawke is a mage. His wife, Leandra, isn't. They have three children - two girls and one boy. The girls are both mages, the boy is not. We know from conversations with Leandra that her family is a carrier of magic. (In fact, all of her cousin's children - the Amells - are mages.) SO we can assume she has one X chromosome with the magic tag and one without, since she herself is not a mage. Her husband's X chormosome would obviously also have the magic tag.
In this case, Adeline (Hawke) and Bethany would have automatically received the tagged
OP OC Secret Santa 2014 (PARTICIPATING CLOSED)OP OC Secret Santa 2014 (PARTICIPATING CLOSED)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
OP OC Secret Santa 2014
PARTICIPATING IS CLOSED!
Make sure you are on the list if you participated. If you asked to be back-up santa remember also to make sure you are also in that list!
Happy Pre-Christmas party everyone!
You might remember last year's Secter Santa. It was organized by :iconHoneysan: and :icontigerbites:
but this year :iconS0kk0:, :iconkaurasan: and :iconriku-D: organize it because :iconHoneysan: told she cant do it. In any case the idea is
same and we will try our best.
What is Secret Santa?
"Secret Santa is a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift.
But in DeviantArt it's different. The gift is a drawing made by you!"
how to get better at art:I know im not a master of anything- infact, its only been about a week since I started working on improving rather than appealing.how to get better at art:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
BUT BOY DO I FEEL GOOD ABOUT MY ART.
and you should too!
Tips on becoming the artist you want to be
✸ note that these are tips on how I've started- everyone is different! Learn however you want to learn!
1. STOP DRAWING ONLY FOR OTHERS AND JUST START DRAWING FOR YOU
Ok so this for me was the hardest step. I never ever drew for enjoyment. Even when I drew my characters I wasn't really having fun? What you should do is stop all commissions. Stop all trades. And give yourself one day to draw to make you happy. Even if you don't improve at all you will start loving your art! I know I do!
2. FIND ART THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
What is better than finding a style that you really love? Than looking at all this art from people that inspires you? NOTHING. (okay maybe besides starbucks and kittens but still!)
when you fin
30 Day Winter ChallengeRemember the 30 day challenge? There's a winter version. Its easy you just do a daily drawing with a winter theme. Of course, you don't have to draw everyday. Unless you really to want to take the challenge yourself. If you guys do draw, send the drawings here. I would like to see them. I might even make a folder, if it catches on.30 Day Winter Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the full list: http://giraffe-tier.tumblr.com/post/35469673249/winter-drawing-writing-challenge
Day 01 - sweaters
Day 02 - snowball fights
Day 03 - hot chocolate/hot drinks
Day 04 - books
Day 05 - ice skating
Day 06 - parkas/big jackets
Day 07 - sledding
Day 08 - snow angels
Day 09 - fireplace/candles
Day 10 - snowed in
Day 11 - quilts
Day 12 - mistletoe (or plain smoochies)
Day 13 - snowmen
Day 14 - hot baths
Day 15 - winter hats and mittens
Day 16 - shaking from the cold
Day 17 - snow shoveling
Day 18 - hibernate/sleep
Day 19 - cookies/cake/gingerbread
Day 20 - scarves
Day 21 - soup
Day 22 - huddle for warmth
Day 23 - sick
Day 24 - socks/boots
February Raffle! CLOSED!The winner of the raffle was #26!! JustCallMeEvanFebruary Raffle! CLOSED!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
congrats! Send over a ref, and I'll draw your character!
Christmas Art Giveaway!! (CLOSED)EDIT : Sorry I'm a bit late in picking winners, i was at church! *V* and i also skipped out on going to a place where they sell anime stuff with my parents to do this, so be happy >:UChristmas Art Giveaway!! (CLOSED)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here they are:
1 nyxshadowfox (http://sta.sh/0978iw74cih)
2 Alex-Meraki (http://sta.sh/022jl7c8jjjr)
3 Darkpaw-Lights (http://darkpaw-lights.deviantart.com/art/Dawnfur-337989360)
4 Trinkenki (http://trinkenki.deviantart.com/art/Last-Ride-of-the-Day-499957303)
5 Calorful (http://calorful.deviantart.com/art/Lotus-Reference-Main-474558070)
6 PixilPaws93 (http://pixilpaws93.deviantart.com/art/Alex-reference-501503909)
Tiny Feature!;A; They are so beautiful and need more attention <3Tiny Feature!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ask the 'devivs (Closed)Ask the 'devivs (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There is going to be a slight delay in me answering the Deviv Questions--I'm estimating about a week, but it could be up to two. I will also be generally avoiding DA in that timespan--not because I want to X3 I just have to get a lot of work done. I decided to have the worst timing in the entire world lol. =o SO. I gotta get a commission finished by Halloween and I also gotta work with a publishing team/have some consultant meetings deals and work with hardcore levels of formatting, okaying, and other fancy legal work. D| AKA I'm gonna have the hugest migraine for a bit. o3o But hey! There's an update. Qwuedeviv story in the works of being published.
In the meantime, you can totally still ask questions here for the 'devivs. And I will answer my other DA messages, notes and pics upon my return. c= (Will let you guys know when I'm back too)
People have been asking me for awhile as t
2015 yepSHOUTOUTS2015 yep2 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconPainterRaven: Giiirl you're the best, seriously. I'm closer to you than any of my friends in real life. We met back in 2012 when I was still doing ugly Warriors crap, and we're still best friends to this day. You help me a lot with Painted Flowers which is awesome, without you I probably wouldn't be motivated at all. You're really fun to talk to, very smart and awesome. We can be nerdy and obsess together on so many things. And, you're only like two states away so we better see eachother sometime. Maybe after we graduate? And we will go to Disney World!
:iconJustCallMeEvan: Timezones, man. Luckily for me I stay up late and you wake up early so we can talk about Pokemon and stuff. When I was in China we were finally able to have normal conversations in the same hour and that was cool haha. While everyone else was asleep you were always there when I was alone. Thanks for being Feoria too!
:iconQuadroblitz: DUdE, you're really awesome man.
March Raffle! - OPEN! HI GUYS!March Raffle! - OPEN!5 days ago in Personal More Like This
It's finally March, and spring is calling! Get out your bright greens for St. Paddy's Day too... you might get lucky with this raffle!
To show how lucky I am to have so many wonderful and lovely watchers, I'm giving away 100 points and art!
Art like this:
(either feral or anthro, your preference)
~ You must be a watcher
~ Feature this journal in another journal (link in the comments when you're done!)
~ Favorite this journal
~ BONUS! Subscribe to my YouTube channel for another entry! (If you're already subbed, you automatically get a second entry)
Giveaway ends March 31st ^^
CASTING CALL!!!Hey, everybody! That's right! It's time for a Casting Call for the series I helped to create, THE CRUSADERS on ZMEdia via YouTube!CASTING CALL!!!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
If you haven't yet, check out the announcement video here first:
All done? Awesome!! Here are the open roles (along with the already filled Cast List below)!
Auditioning and receiving more than one (1) role is allowed!
Good luck to you all! Hope a lot of you tryout!
The Casting Call closes once all roles are filled or by the 1st of May!
NOTE: Any questions on pronunciations? Just send me a message and I'll be happy to answer ASAP!
Because of a lack of auditions, the Casting Call is no longer open till May. We are going to be closing roles every time we believe we have found a voice actor to fit the part. Audition soon or you will lose out. Thank you.
TEST LINES & CHARACTERS
My Best Motivational TipWhen I become overcome with the guilt and shame and fear as a result of my constant procrastination, I have one trick to get me off my ass that works every time.My Best Motivational Tip3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, lots of other people and blogs and whatever are all like "look how lucky you are" and "puppies and rainbows" and "if you get it done now, you'll feel better" and lots of other positive shit. While all this stuff is true, I'm still playing Assassin's Creed II for like four hours a day. It doesn't motivate me at all. I still don't want to write a 500 word essay on the subtle differences between the book and the film adaptation of The Road that's due, like, tomorrow.
So here's what I think of.
"Michael Bay wants me to fail."
Insert your own celebrity arch nemesis if you want to, but basically choose someone so crap that it makes you angry. Preferably someone who's getting paid buckets of money to do whatever they do to piss you off.
Competitive nature and the desire to prove your chosen asshole wrong should take over.
Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag (Pirates profiles)These are the pirates who appear in Assassins creed 4. With her biography, ships and her history as a pirate.Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag (Pirates profiles)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Edward Kenway: https://pp.vk.me/c425718/v425718702/4cff/8lQpWbHjy3Y.jpg
Edward Thatch: https://pp.vk.me/c425718/v425718702/4ced/42MakLqjt5U.jpg
Anne Bonny: https://pp.vk.me/c425718/v425718702/4cf6/o4cVBvdoVtE.jpg
Charles Vane: https://pp.vk.me/c425718/v425718702/4ce4/yLW-gqgzwu0.jpg
Jack Rackham: https://pp.vk.me/c425718/v425718702/4cc9/801J8x5Od1Y.jpg
Benjamin Hornigold: https://pp.vk.me/c425718/v425718702/4cdb/F9bbMHpCVLo.jpg
LGBT RightsI just found out something really interesting today. One of my best friends opened up to me and my biffle Luis that she is bisexual while we waited for free pancakes at iHop. It all started because me and Luis were making it really obvious that Luis wasn't straight so I told her that Luis is bisexual. (We weren't sure if she knew and wanted to make it clear.) And then she told us that she is bi too! She also told us that we were only the 4th and 5th people she ever told.LGBT Rights3 days ago in Personal More Like This
I feel a little bad because I'm straight, and I feel as though homosexuals, bisexuals, etc. might automatically believe that all straight people are against gay rights and are homophobic. (Idk)
But I'm guessing that's why my friend felt comfortable to tell me she's bi, because my biffle Luis is bi.
Although I'm straight, I highly highly support gay rights. Especially now that I'm friends with two bisexual people (of both genders nonetheless).
If you are ever going through a hard time because you are bullied for your se
[OPEN!]Jay's Path Shipping Contest!EDIT 1: Added another rule![OPEN!]Jay's Path Shipping Contest!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yeah, I said I was going to do a comic panel re-draw, but I thought it would be more interesting later on. So, we're gonna do a shipping contest! Here's some rules:
1. Please don't do any incest shipping like JayXBruno(I am counting JayXBoulder as incest because he was a father-figure for her)
2. Any kind of shipping is allowed(expect obviously incest) so you can do canon ships, crack, etc. Just make sure it involves only the characters from the comic
3. Let's keep it PG, just overall
4. Be creative, I would love to see a variety of shipping in this!
5. Extra points if, in the description of your drawing, explain why you ship the couple!
6. Character References: http://bluejayartist.deviantart.com/gallery/49637851/Character-Designs
7. Please tell me in the comments if you will participate!
8. Deadline is February 14th!(Valentine's Day!)
9. You can draw the characters as humans if you want. You can ask for my descriptions or if you wanna just use your ow