Updates+Set Review.Hey everyone, gonna talk about stuff that's been going on lately, possibly some plans, and going to share my thoughts on a HF set(even though its been out a little while).Updates+Set Review. in Personal More Like This
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I think its safe to say I'm in a band again. I've been pretty hesitant to talk about it because these things have had a tendency to fall apart after a little while. Musicians are the flakiest most unreliable mother fuckers around. :iconeyerollplz: This has got to be one of the worst cities to try and start a band in. All the places that try to host music end up closing down because it attracts too much trouble. :iconfacepalmplz:
Anywho, that's going pretty well, actually better than any band situation I've been in before.
Witch Doctor+MOCingMWitch Doctor+MOCing in Personal More Like This
y Witch Doctor set came in the mail today. I built him and now I'm gonna give my thoughts on him. Disregard this part if you don't care). I would use one word to describe the build of this Hero Factory set.. redundant This leads me to some mixed feelings about the WD. I feel that with the part count the designers were allowed, they could have done considerably better at creating more fluid motion using the HF system. I find it to be a sad commentary in of itself when this is the best hero Factory build they've done. Maybe my expectations were simply set too high from everyone saying I should get this set and that its a good build. Anymore, lego doesn't start to show us a good build unless we're $50(USD) or more into the set. Lego just seems really really cheap to me now days. Not necessarily in the quality of their parts, cause they still offer a lot of the same parts they've had for a long time, they just seem like they're trying to find every little nook and cranny wh
Post Birthday JournalFirst off, Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday yesterday. Then Thanks to :icondire-knight: for the +80 I'll be putting them to good use soon, hopefully. My birthday was very very...alright. I had a few friends over paid a visit to another friend, had some fast food, hung out. Nothing special but hey not bad for a birthday on a Tuesday.Post Birthday Journal in Personal More Like This
For those of you that don't know, I'm 24 now. Every year around my birthday I reflect on how I'm different from the me I was a year ago, what I've gone through and what I've learned. Last year at my birthday was one of the lowest points in my life for reasons I'd rather not get into. A lot of things got worse for me, but it lead to a period of getting better, healing and learning, 2012 has been an improvement for me. I've been on what I like to call a "steady systematic decline"(which is a lyric I pulled from a NIN song) for the previous three years. Being in a better place now that I was by my birthday the previous year is s
The Balkan Powder KegIn an attempt to hopefully even things out around here, I'm writing a journal to speak about the recent tensions and squabbles happening here on DA. I think its safe to assume everyone has taken notice to the situation here on and how its become a bit like Biotube. I fear DA's reputation for a MOCing community is now forever tarnished and that this might drive otherwise good or brilliant MOCers away. To be quite honest, I couldn't care less about these petty squabbles and the butthurtedness of anyone involved, but it is driving a massive divide down this community and people are taking sides, joining factions and creating allies. Then people are getting backlash and ridicule for being friends with the enemy of another friend. Its creating what I find to be akin to the "Balken Powder Keg." When this powder keg blew up it started WWI. One country attacked another so then both countries allies jumped in, then starteThe Balkan Powder Keg in Personal More Like This
Russian Circles ConcertUpdate 6-30-12 I shot a video of the song Geneva while at the show, I just uploaded it to youtube. its not great quality but here, enjoy.Russian Circles Concert in Personal More Like This
I just got back from a really great night and concert. For those of you interested, here it is.
Coppied from Tumblr
Let me just start off by saying I HAD A FUCKING AMAZING NIGHT TONIGHT!!! I many great moment.
The first of them was seeing Russian Circles outside of the Venue. I hadn't didn't talk to them but shit they were right there. Then once they started letting people in they were walking around a bit and Mike was practicing the riff for Mledak on stage. I picked up some merch, got a T shirt, and three out of four albumss. They don't have Enter in press right now. It gets even better though...Here's why.
Oh yeah, that's right. Got the three CD's signed by the band. I caught Dave while he was walking around asked if I could bother him for autographs and he was happy to do it. Brian came out, signed as well and Mike was onstage so he did
Devious Journal EntryTaking this from :iconblutaufklaue: AKA Blutauf(just blutauf and nothing else because that's his favorite nickname. )Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF - The ULTIMATE Survey
1) Name: Dave
2) Birthday: October 9th/
3) Birthplace: California
4) Current Location: Stockton CA(also the armpit of the state)
5) Eye Colour: Hazel green/blue
6) Hair Colour: Dark-Brown
7) Height: 6'3"
8) Are you athletic: No.
9) Are you thin, fat, athletically built etc: Tall, stalky and need to lose a bit of weight, but not really fat.
10) How much do you weigh: 220-230 somewhere around there.
11) Shoe size: 12-121/2 US sizes
12) Your nickname in DA: Dave, 3rdeye.
13) Horoscope sign: Libra.
14) Religion: Atheist
15) Brothers or sisters: Two step sisters, both of which suck.
16) Do you like the place where you live: HEEEEEEEELLLLL THE FUCK NO!
17) What school/grade are you going to: School or grade? I'm not going to school. Last grade I attempted was grade 13.
18) What do you want to be in your life: Musician/compo
Damn British people.Its all their fault. Don't know why, but it some how is. Anywho. I was going to update this. but since I'm opting for two Tags, maybe even a third, I'm just gonna do an all new journal with new comments and that nice aroma of New Journal Smell.Damn British people. in Personal More Like This
So I'm just going to post and answer the questions. We all know about the rules and all that junk by now. Here goes.
:iconblutaufklaue: This guy tagged me first but because he didn't follow the rules and notify me. So now I'm fulfilling that.
His questions are...
1. What's the weirdest thing you've ever done (ever, in any situation) Weirdest thing...Made out with a guy on a dare. Hey, don't judge me. I got $50 out of it and i used it to buy The Kardas Dragon, which was very useful. They didn't think I'd do it, because I'm not gay, but HA proved them wrong and did it anyways.
2. Favourite band/musician? That should be kind of obvious to most people, Tool.
3. Favourite part of your body, excluding nether regions..... Does
Bionicle MOCkery interview.Hey all, doing the OC interview Meme again, but this time with The Bionicle MOCkery rendition of Matteo. This should be fun.Bionicle MOCkery interview. in Personal More Like This
This time I'll accept that :iconunleashed-fear: tagged me. Not really but he and I thought it'd be funny to do this with BM Matteo.
1. Pick one of your OCs.
2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your OCs.
3. Tag five people to do this meme!
4. Tell people that they been tagged with a link from your journal.
1. What is your name?
*glares at interviewer* It's none of your business.
*creator glares at Matteo*
Fine, Its Matteo.
2. Do you know why you were named that?
Some stronzate about it being the name of a plague doctor.. Ask creator..
3. Are you single or taken?
I have many concubines that beg and plead for my affections, I keep them wanting like the whores they are.
*creator interjects* He's single, I tried making a female MOC for him but she wanted nothing to do wi
Mototaur:sometime in 2007-Nov. 4th 2012That's right. Our Beloved Mototaur has been disassembled. He is no more, and I don't think I'll be rebuilding him any time soon, if at all. I did not make this decision lightly, but am still not wholeheartedly sure about this decision. Part of me wonders if an even better Mototaur resides somewhere in a different or possibly radically different arrangement of the parts that made up his previous version, or if this MOC really has reached what the other part of me feels is an "evolutionary dead end."Mototaur:sometime in 2007-Nov. 4th 2012 in Personal More Like This
As you know, many MOCers recycle their MOCs, in fact I'd say a majority of MOCers do. It seems those of us that build a MOC then commit those parts to its construction on a long term basis or indefinitely are few and far between. There's arguments for either approach. Both have their pros and cons. Recycling means new MOCs, constantly moving on to a new idea. In my opinion, that sometimes leads to the MOCer presenting the same or very similar idea over and over again. Some MOCers make it wor
Offical MOC Themes JournalHey everyone. That's right. I'm gonna be a totally unoriginal hack right now, and A) run with the crowd and put theme songs to my MOCs, and B) do so by placing music that other people wrote to my creations based on similarities or association of lyrics and themes. I don't have everyone's theme figured out. So as I place songs to MOCs I'll update this journal. If any of you have suggestions for a MOC send em my way and I'll listen to it to see if I think it fits. Lyrical association or musical association are what I'm looking for. You'll see in the examples below.Offical MOC Themes Journal in Personal More Like This
Matteo City of Rome-Jesper Kyd/Assassin's Creed Brotherhood OSTI really like this song. its got an old world meets modern technology feel to it and that's very much Matteo. He's "old school" likes to do things that almost seem archaic and redundant but has that weird mystique about him to some
Dedicated to the TagThis journal in its entirety will be dedicated as per request to the Tag.Dedicated to the Tag in Personal More Like This
All hail the Tag, for he who answers the call of the Tag shall forever be enlightened. Nought shall doubt the supremity of the Tag, and all must obey the Tag's commandments. Thou shalt not say anything against the almighty Tag, for it is good and shall be passed on only to those worthy of the goodness that is the Tag.
And now, to sacrifice my part to the Tag, as given unto me by ~Shorjok.
The commandments dictated by the Tag are as follows:
1. You must post these rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
4. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
5. No tag backs.
The Tag requests my answers to a series of deep meaningful questions!
1. If you had to pick only 3 things on a desert island, what would they be? No vehicles or means of escape. Just
Liquid nitrogen, Lego Mindstorms and lots of mudThose of you who read my last journal will know that I've spent the last week at some kind of 'maths-y physics-y engineering-y type thing' called Headstart, which frankly I had no idea about either. What follows is a sort of diary about the course just so you know, halfway through I stopped caring about how long it was getting, since there's simply too much I wanted to talk about!Liquid nitrogen, Lego Mindstorms and lots of mud in Personal More Like This
My parents and I arrived in Cambridge with two hours to kill. The first thing that struck me was the sheer number of bicycles flitting around; with the narrow roads, flat topography and student population, bicycles are the signature mode of transport here. A few tourist photos later, I was left on my own at Jesus College, waiting for the course to begin.
Naturally, everyone was keen to be early for the initial assembly of the group. The thirty-or-so of us gathered around the entrance without a word, until one boy broke the ice with the line "So awkward silence it is, the
Reflections and PredictionsI'll start by talking about a topic we're all familiar with: technology.Reflections and Predictions in Personal More Like This
Now, I don't know about you, but I'm quite happy with technology these days. My computer does everything that I want it to do, at a pretty good speed; my Dad has a fancy camera, but more importantly, he lets me use it; then there's various other gadgets of the 21st century, like 3D TVs and smartphones, and they're all pretty awesome.
And yet, it is often the case that we look back into the past, at, say, my parents' generation. They didn't have the luxury of computers, their cameras relied on film instead of pixels, and things like 3D were unheard of. Compared to our current living standards today, it's easy to think that life was 'hard' back then - but they lived through it quite happily. Perhaps, while they were writing letters instead of texts, they felt grateful that they had a postage system at all. In fact, they probably felt the same way as I do now: "Wow, we have this fancy new stuff like trams. It must've
A Spirit Day monologueSpirit Day, on October 19th, is an annual day for people to speak out against bullying.A Spirit Day monologue in Personal More Like This
The scene is a primary school classroom in 2004, and one of the other kids is being mean to 8-year-old Aiden. The teasing is unprovoked and meaningless; if I remember correctly, he called me a square.
That wasn't very nice, thinks 8-year-old Aiden. I didn't do anything wrong. What the hell is a 'square' anyway, aside from the quadrilateral? I don't know, but he definitely meant it as an insult. Well, I shan't let him have his fun. I shall simply ignore him and get on with my sums. In fact, maybe he did that because he's jealous of my maths, and that he wants to feel superior. Yeah, that's it. I hold the upper ground here.
Hold on a second. "I'm good at maths, therefore he is wrong"? That doesn't sound right. If anything, that makes me sound big-headed. I really do wonder what pleasure he gets from saying stuff like that. I guess he's just mean. I don't like him.
I suppose that this leaves me
An elephant goes to ChinaThis journal was made in conjunction with this photo gallery. Meanwhile, the thumbs you see in this journal are just there to break up the walls of text, but they're just conveniently renamed Scraps. Enjoy.An elephant goes to China in Personal More Like This
Ni hao, everyone. Allow me to introduce you all to my MOC and travelling partner, the Elephant!
Hey guys. This keyboard is far too wide for my little legs.
The Elephant and I have spent the past two weeks on holiday in China. I thought I'd share what happened!
I hate to start with something uninteresting, but the travel to Beijing was relatively uneventful. A brief stop in Zurich followed by The Avengers on a screen too small to do it justice yeah, nothing of note.
Oh goodness, the journey was horrible. For a start, I didn't even know I was going until the night before; my s
Trophies, results, updates and opportunities First and foremost, thanks for all of the thought-provoking comments on Our Superficial Society. Man, some of you guys should write extended stuff more often. It's so wonderful being able to do whatever I want (in this case, simply letting off steam) and getting such a response! Please excuse some of my shorter replies - for lack of a better phrase, I ran out of material to talk aboutTrophies, results, updates and opportunities in Personal More Like This
A special mention goes to ~Cave-Shinobi, who then proceeded to draw something truly symbolic... well, I think it speaks better through imagery than words. Here's a rather attractive-looking Mature Content thumb.
In other news, here in the United Kingdom, today is Results Day! Students and Facebook statuses alike are bursting with university offers and general excitement. I've still got a year to go until I'm in their position, but in the meantime I'm quite happy with my
Smoke and mirrorsAllow me to outline a typical blog of mine:Smoke and mirrors in Personal More Like This
I begin by presenting a topic, and my generally predictable view on it; this involves an abundance of semicolons, rhetorical questions and the word 'society'. I attempt to argue from a neutral standpoint, though the first person remains dominant. Though conclusions are supposed to be assertive, mine end up being airy and wistful.
Were it not for fear of repetition, I probably would've written about racism, or our obsession about negativity, or perhaps the more expected 'What it's like to be a 17-year-old who still plays with Lego'. I'm conscious of the fact that this detached register gets tiring after a while – I hope that this one isn't so monotonous.
The topic of choice today is one on which my opinion used to be absolutely steadfast: smoking. I personally see it as a vile, entirely disadvantageous lifestyle, since what you are doing is spending money on killing yourself, slowly but steadily. In an age when the health risks have been un
Our superficial societyLet me begin with a short anecdote:Our superficial society in Personal More Like This
I was in a hotel room with friends, on the last day of what had been, until then, an amazing holiday. Much like this journal, the topic of conversation quickly turned to girls and relationships.
We somehow began talking about bases, and to which one each of us had gotten. For those who have yet to come across the term, it's a baseball analogy where 'first base' is kissing, followed by progressively more intimate actions, and there are no prizes for guessing what 'a home run' signifies. I announced, with neither pride nor shame, that I have yet to reach first base at the ripe age of 17; this was received with a mixture of shock and pity, which baffles me. One then went on to say that he should set me up with one of his female friends, which I outright dismissed.
The story gets mildly more interesting here. Fast forward a few hours: after having visited the bar, we return to the hotel room, with one of my friends managing to get himself incredibly drun
Hero Faffory Live ActionYou read that right! I am pleased to announce that Hero Faffory is now moving to YouTube!Hero Faffory Live Action in Personal More Like This
Gone are the days of 8-panel limits and cramming text into every corner! With video format I can finally introduce elements of speed, sarcasm and sound!
Of course, I'm not just going to bore you with the details! You want to actually see this change in action, right? I've taken the liberty of making a pilot episode, which you can view here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgMsimFBvOQ&feature=youtu.be
So, just to clarify, this was nothing more than an April Fools' prank. Hero Faffory is going to stay as a comic for the foreseeable future, not a video or stopmotion or animation or anything like that. Far too complicated and time-consuming, in my opinion. As if the date, timestamp of 1:04 and the massive 'April Fools' sign at the end of the video weren't obvious enough, right?
That said, I did really enjoy making the video. I assure you, the link is not a virus or scre
Roses are grey, violets are also grey...What I am about to share with you is perhaps the most universally interesting conversation topic that I have to offer: my red-green colour blindness. I've only just realised that 'colour blind' is two words, thanks to a Wikipedia article being open in the next tab. My life so far has been a lie.Roses are grey, violets are also grey... in Personal More Like This
I'll start by dispelling a misconception: not all colour blind people see in black and white. (Admittedly my misleading title isn't helping the cause.) This is only the case for very very few people, and so far I haven't met anyone with monochrome vision. The truth is that the majority of colour blind people simply have difficulties telling the difference between some (but not all) colours.
Right, onto the interesting part! The subtitle is doubly suitable here, since the term 'red-green colour blindness' does not just mean red and green. Makes it even more difficult to explain, huh? Speaking from my own experience, there's very
Unofficial Anti-RolePlay GroupGreetings, piglets. I've an announcement to make in regard to a certain activity that has become somewhat of an epidemic as of late...Unofficial Anti-RolePlay Group in Personal More Like This
Character role plays have become cliche, banal and overused. I don't mind a little RP with someone; however, when people constantly beg to do sex RPs with imaginary, fictional characters...unh.
It has gotten old, in a manner of speaking. I've oftentimes had people harass me via notes asking me "Where are you at?" and "Wanna continue?"
Despite I've said no the first fifty times, they remain tenacious and proceed in pestering me. It arouses my aggravation.
This "group," if you may, is simply going to be a small organization that boycotts these particular sex role plays with your characters.
I'm not saying quit altogether, but just...keep it to a minimum.
More weird skype conversations[6/27/2012 1:16:00 AM] Kane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RPeINMYs-sMore weird skype conversations in Personal More Like This
[6/27/2012 1:16:59 AM] christian smith: haha
[6/27/2012 1:17:16 AM] Kane: only Carmine would be dumb enough to bathe with shoes on
[6/27/2012 1:17:19 AM] Kane: Let alone pants.
[6/27/2012 1:17:40 AM] christian smith: yeah
[6/27/2012 1:39:03 AM] christian smith: lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJm4f2wjiDY train fail
[6/27/2012 1:40:50 AM] Kane: That is sooo Metal Gear Rex on that train
[6/27/2012 1:41:08 AM] christian smith: yeah
[6/27/2012 1:48:27 AM] christian smith: the new gta is set in san andreas
[6/27/2012 1:49:05 AM] Kane: ugh
[6/27/2012 1:49:20 AM] Kane: so you play as a black Russian Italian?
[6/27/2012 1:50:06 AM] christian smith: i think you play as an italian jew necromorph chimera
[6/27/2012 1:50:16 AM] Kane: ah okay.
Daddy is fun to talk with, lol..
Paint Tool SAISee the image above? I drew that with paint tool SAI. I know a ton of y'all have got it now; however, if you have no access to it, I can provide it to you via skype.Paint Tool SAI in Personal More Like This
I will deliver to you the free, full version of SAI; no registration required and all that.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with paint tool SAI, it's a user-friendly paint program that allows one to fluently draw at his own pleasure. It has a huge palette of colours, multiple brushes, pens and densities, etc...
If you're interested, holler at me.
MetalDaaamn...so I was able to go to my dad's earlier. He played Dead Space for a little bit and then handed the controller over to me. While I was going through, he pulls out his electric guitar to test out his Marshall amplifier to make sure it worked properly. He tested it by playing "Mouth For War" by Pantera, "Gears of War" by Megadeth and "Raining Blood" by Slayer...holy fucking Shit, he can fucking play those songs like, 100% dead-on!! o.o Omg, he's like a friggin' metal god himself with the guitar...Metal in Personal More Like This
Sonic Fan Charactershttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wGPwhrREZU Skip to 6:30 on the video to learn the horrific truth about characters based on Sonic the Hedgehog.Sonic Fan Characters in Personal More Like This
Strange Skype conversation?[10:14:10 PM] christian smith: did you get that message ?Strange Skype conversation? in Personal More Like This
[10:14:19 PM] Kane: yes?
[10:14:30 PM] christian smith: the crazy body builder lady
[10:14:56 PM] Kane: no?
[10:15:03 PM] Kane: that sounds unsettling.
[10:16:14 PM] christian smith: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okR_dPOc0X4
[10:17:02 PM] Kane: o_o
[10:17:09 PM] Kane: That is one scary lady.
[10:17:15 PM] christian smith: lol
[10:17:23 PM] Kane: I am afraid.
[10:17:30 PM] christian smith: watch how she makes it
[10:18:03 PM] Kane: her arms are bigger than mine.
[10:18:26 PM] christian smith: i dont think she cooks much. just drinks protien shakes all day
[10:18:47 PM] christian smith: those are mike tyson arms
[10:18:49 PM] Kane: those veiny arms
[10:20:29 PM] Kane: I feel as if I'm watching a video with this girl who photoshop'd her head onto a muscular body.
[10:20:48 PM] christian smith: i know
[10:22:36 PM] christian smith: brutis scared
[10:23:38 PM] christian smith: body builders eat the worst shit ever
[10:24:12 PM] chri
You know what I hate? BoyfriendsThe boyfriend of a girl that is so overprotective that he won't even let you speak to her. Y'all know where I'm coming from with this, ja? I'm certain you do.You know what I hate? Boyfriends in Personal More Like This
Anyways, you know when you go to talk to a friend of yours that happens to be a girl, and then her bf comes along and says "Get away from my girl! She's mine!"
Well, I hate those pricks that are so overprotective and obsessed with "their girl." I wish y'all luck in the breakup.
Let's go on a diet togetherSee Shadow up there? Flat belly, ja.Let's go on a diet together in Personal More Like This
Anyways, allow me to explain to you all a very effective weight loss routine.
You're tired of looking at your belly in the mirror; it's jiggly, round, ugly...at least, that is what one would think of himself.
How would you go about losing this weight as quick as possible? Well there's always some way--
Eat less and exercise more.
Oh, haven't we heard that a few thousand times? Ja.
Let's see if we can work something out of that...How about we cut down 500 calories a day in what we consume? How about we drink eight cups of water throughout the day? And how about we throw away the sugary cereals and treats in the cabinets?
That sounds like a lovely idea.
If you cut down 500 calories per day, that's 3500 calories a week. Thirty-five hundred calories = 1 pound of fat
Drinking 64 fluid ounces of water a day will help raise metabolism, as well as the consumption of foods such as lean meats, green leafy vegetables, steel cut oats
The story of Captain AnalseedIt was a dark and stormy fuck--the massive couple were screwing on the Statue of Liberty during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.The story of Captain Analseed in Personal More Like This
Fuck fuck it was so nasty, there was shit leaking out her ass while his squeaky pucky puck pucker FUCK!!!!!
Cum cum cum he just fucking came on her CLIT. Fucking Clitorises.
He threw her off and tits fell from his cock after Donkey Kong flicked his nipples to his mother's dead dog.
Penises were sacrificed during Ronald McFuckingGoddamnDonald's inauguration speech. His death was in vain when his titty tit tits rotted on blue waffle Saturday 46 only on Sundays at 10:00 P.M Central.
Fuck you God, you made us horny you fuck.
If fucking our mom is wrong, then why is she a slut? Fuck cougars and cheetahs.
Cougars and trannies and futas, oh my. It's off to see the Wizz-ard, the pissy wizard of Ooz, he pees in women's mouths and twiddles their clits when he shits on his infant's nose. The fucking end.
Dark Nova Comic?feasibility and marketing study (informal)-Dark Nova Comic? in Personal More Like This
Should we look into getting a Dark Nova comic, anime, manga, etc. developed using storylines either from the novels or that I cook up? How popular would it be? And who the HELL would be able/willing to do it?
Dark Nova RPG Quick Start Guide is UpFor those interested, we have finally gotten off our butts (and by "we" and "our", I mean "I" and "my") and now have the Dark Nova RPG Quick Start Guide up for free download on our online store. So, anyone who wants to get a feel for it but can't afford it at the moment- as well as anyone who wants to play, but who's jaw dropped when they saw the bloody thing was a few millimeters shy of 2" thick- this will help you ease into the game with simplified rules and basic explanations.Dark Nova RPG Quick Start Guide is Up in Personal More Like This
Ah, the joys of semi-retirement...Yes, not quite 40 and I am already semi-retired. Contracting pays well, and smart operators save up their sheckles, or do as I have done and pay for the big expenses- home, cars, college funds, retirement savings, etc.- up front. Granted, kinda slacking on that last one, hence why I am semi and not completely retiredAh, the joys of semi-retirement... in Personal More Like This
So, now I find myself writing full-time, both the novels and for Dark Nova Games, as well as being a stay-at-home dad to my daughters. It's only fair, I missed half of my toddler's life while I was in Iraq on my last deployment, trying to make it up to her and spare my youngest from going through that. That being said, I have to say that in 21 years of working in law enforcement, PMC contracting, executive protection and the military, NOTHING has been more stressful or rewarding than being a dad. I honestly had less stress and got more sleep in third world warzones than I do as a dad. I only half-joke when I say send my ass back to A-stan so I can get a vacation. VBIEDs
Dark Nova Expansion KickstarterWell, we were a wee bit more successful in our quest to expand than we expected, and wound up with a LOT of international orders for the Dark Nova RPG. This ate into our budget for the print run for the expansions, as international shipping is obscene, especially for a four-and-a-half pound book. So, we've been trying to compensate by making up the difference with a kickstarter page for Fortune and Glory. We need another $600 and we're in the black again, so if any of you can help contribute, or pass this info along to those who might be able to, it would be greatly appreciated. We have a deadline of 18 days from now to pay the printers, so we're in a corner. We hate asking for help, but this project is worth it.Dark Nova Expansion Kickstarter in Personal More Like This
Another way you can support us is by purchasing the PDF version of the Dark Nova RPG on DriveThru RPG
Convention Schedule for 2012Due to Jeff's recovery from his head trauma and subsequent attempts to escape his artistic duties by dying (and he didn't even do it well, the slacker, never made it into a coffin before they revived him ), the convention appearances for 2012 have been altered a bit.Convention Schedule for 2012 in Personal More Like This
Already did OwlCon, but as a head's up we will be doing it again next year. I'll post that when the 2013 schedule is finalized.
25-27 May, 2012- Comicpalooza, Houston, TX. Location: Artist's Alley and the Game Room, two tables. I'll be doing book signings, and something else I can't announce just yet. Jeff will be signing art prints and doing on-site commissions for everything from vessels to hot rods. Not sure what panels we'll be on as the new management of Comicpalooza is bad about updating us, they're too star-struck with the big name celebs and forgot about us lowly authors and artists
10-12 August, 2012- Space City Con, Houston, TX.
31 Days of Zero Suit Samus~M3tr0idgrl Has asked me to share this link :3 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/147551843/the-31-days-of-zero-suit-samus-hardcover-collectio?ref=live It's a fan made book called 31 days of zero suit samus and i was wondering if anyone else is interested in buying it.... theyre still in the donation process though but with everyones help i think it can be done and they only have 11 days from today left31 Days of Zero Suit Samus in Personal More Like This
E3 2012 NintendoSo here I am sitting on my couch watching the president of NoA wrap things up. I am a mad little fangirl "Oh I can't wait for Zelda Wii U!" "Retro is coming out with a Prime 4 for Wii U!" and other rumors I hoped to put to end. Well.... Nothing. As a girl who has just watched the one hour production, I am disappoint.E3 2012 Nintendo in Personal More Like This
I am a member of Club Nintendo so I get the emails of goody news. Sunday Iwata hosted a 30min video displaying what the Wii U can do (tada http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo_direct;jsessionid=FD63CE89EB1947847C2BE98CDAC5A657 ). Besides that the Nintendo community has been bursting with Wii U details so it is actually rather normal to understand what the Wii U is capable of (the only thing I learned was that there was a ZR and ZL). But it is normal that they start out with the controls.
It began though with an adorable skit of Miamoto leaving his dressing room with a Pikmin in his pocket and I must say, even though I haven't finished the first Pi
METROID CAMEO ON HOUSE!!!!OMGIZZLE!!!! Here I am finishing up an art trade and am watching House, like I always do on Wednesdays. I look up and laugh cause I see House playing on a Gameboy Advanced SP and what do I see??? I see Samus kicking ass in Brinstar!!! Zero Mission was on House! He morph balled into a Chozo Statue! x3 To be fair it was the first one... but still!!! :iconveryexcitedplz: My Mama is laughing at me... Weeee~METROID CAMEO ON HOUSE!!!! in Personal More Like This
E3 2012 FAILThis isn't a personal opinion, it's a fact. I was watching Nintendo 3DS Livestream and there was a chat feature. No one message stayed on the screen for half a second o-o No joke that thing was PACKED with commentators! There was English spanish and Japanese ^^ Everyone was fussing about the same thing I pretty much have been. All of their "releases" are things we've already known about and (my personal favorite comment) "Sony has brainwashed Nintendo". Nothing good was released or explained and the lag was a biatch. So all hope for anything interesting this year wentE3 2012 FAIL in Personal More Like This
Soooo many Mario and Pokemon games, gods! I mean, they are great franchises, but we have so many of them, do we really need anymore? A lot of people on chat wanted Zelda, Metroid, Fire Emblem and F-Zero. Oops, and Smash Bros of course. Regardless, we will have to make do with this and hang tight for another year and continue our otaku lives sneaking out what little info we can.
Speaking of sneak, loo
Metroid DebateGather round, another debate is going under way. A random one... but one none the less! So I have wasted literally 3 hours looking at random things on Wikitroid (Wikepedia site for Metroid) and my eyes are FRIED. However, I have come upon one thing that rather urks me. Note, this shall be a multi-topic debate. Remember the rules about debate around here!!! Be NICE and RESPECT others opinions or be BANNED. I state that rule on the homepage and you accepted it when you joined. I'm strict about respecting my membersMetroid Debate in Personal More Like This
Anyway, topics I wish to address:
-Metroid 1.5 and Dread
I hated them with a passion when I played my first Metroid game (MP1). I hated them so much, and ironically, my boyfriend called me one -.-" Later, I came to know Squee (what I named the baby) and love and adore their cute ways and laugh manically when I play Brawl or MP1 and my minions devour the energy of my enemies.
That page on M
April Buinding Contests!Time to kick off the building contests for this month! Hopefully we'll have more entries this time than last month. We've got some interesting subjects to work on, but not a lot of time to work in due to delays and such. So no more waiting, let's get building!April Buinding Contests! in Personal More Like This
First up, the main contest, as chosen by :icontaggerung1: !
Build a vehicle of any type, (helicopter, airplane, car, boat, etc.) the only requirement being that it be able to have two minifigures seated side-by-side.
And the Lego Digital Designer Contest, as chosen by :icondinshino: !
Create a character out of Bionicle and/or Hero Factory parts that fits the idea of "Zombionicle"
(hopefully I understood dinshino's idea correctly.)
Rules as follows, to hopefully avoid any confusion.
1: The entry must follow all of the LegoFanClub's standing rules, which can be found on our main page.
2: The entry must be something new, something you've built for this contest.
3: The subm
Contest Begins!The LegoFanClub Movie Scene Contest opens today! The rules are going to be pretty much the same as they always have been, but just in case, here they are again. The rules in blue apply to all contests, and the rules in red apply to this contest in particular.Contest Begins! in Personal More Like This
It has to be made out of Lego bricks: No off-brands allowed.
It cannot be glued, painted, stickered, or otherwise modified using non-Lego means.
It must be built for real: Computer programs like LDD don't count.
The entry must be sent to the club via a link in a note, and *not* in a comment.
The scene must contain at least one minifigure that looks like the character from the movie it represents. (eg. It wouldn't work to have a Santa Claus minifig playing Klaatu in "The Day The Earth Stood Still")
The Deviation must include the movie's title and a caption from the scene, either in the artist's comments or name. (eg. "You mu
CONTEST! Whoooo!It's time to announce the subject of the July 2012 LegoFanClub Building Contest! A lot of people seem to be interested in the idea of building a scene or scenario, which inspired me to bring the return of the contest that introduced me to this awesome group in the first place: Lego Movie Scenes!CONTEST! Whoooo! in Contests More Like This
A lot of people had other great ideas too, so I'm going to hang onto those for future contests.
So, movie scenes! Everybody's seen a good movie or two, and even if they haven't, there are some scenes you just have to know anyway. If all else fails, The Wizard of Oz. So, everyone should be able to take part in this. First, let's set some important rules. The rules in blue apply to all contests, and the rules in red apply to this contest in particular.
It has to be made out of Lego bricks: No off-brands allowed.
It cannot be glued, painted, stickered, or otherwise modified using non-Lego means.
Half-Way Point ReminderOkay, it's actually a bit past the halfway point for accepting entries, but it's close.Half-Way Point Reminder in Personal More Like This
We've got some great entries so far, and with only 10 more days until voting starts on the 25th, I wanted to remind everyone.
Entries must be in by August 25th.
Entries must be built out of actual Lego bricks, not in LDD. (sorry)
The subject is 'Sci Fi Vehicles'.
Submit your entries to the Club in the form of a note with a link to the Deviation. The note should say "Contest Entry" or some such in the subject line.
Please don't submit your contest entry to the Club's gallery, at least until after the contest finishes. It spoils the surprise.
As always, have fun!
If anyone has any questions, I'll be glad to answer.
Playing Well since 1995,
Dave 'Taggerung1' D.
Another Contest!With our first contest finished, I think this club is starting to get back into the swing of things. With the winner away on "I don't want to do every part of this myself" leave, Katze316 has been given the opportunity to choose the next contest. His choice follows, in his own words.Another Contest! in Personal More Like This
"Sci-Fi vehicles. Not necessarily real ones, like X-Wings and DeLoreans, they can come from your imagination. Some examples would be flying cars, spaceships, mecha, and all other funky-lookin' forms of transport. That should be interesting, provided we get more applications this time
I WANT YOU
TO BUILD SOMETHING!"
Same rules apply as last time: It must be built out of only Lego bricks and Lego products. (eg. stickers made by Lego are not bricks, but they're okay. Stickers, or anything else, not made by Lego are not okay.)
As before, please submit your creation as a note with a link to it. If you have any questions, please ask away.
On the topic of purism`Rahiden reporting for duty.On the topic of purism in Personal More Like This
A purist, in the MOCing community, is someone who does not modify his pieces in any way, be it with painting, cutting or using external components such as cloths or string. The purist essentially uses pieces exactly as they are provided by Lego.
Naturally, the topic of purism is a difficult one for us BML admins; much like the BML Standard, it's a question that has no definitive answer. And so, we’d like to ask for your input on the matter, with some discussion (and shameless self-advertising) from the four of us as well.
Letters in bold indicate that I’m paraphrasing one of the admins, i.e Shorjok, Alex-Darkrai, 3rdeye88 and, of course, Rahiden.
R Let’s start with painting, shall we? I’ve seen painting done for a variety of reasons and to a wide range of quality;
The BML Standard:iconmaplemaster: reporting for duty. I'm starting to become known for my longer-than-ideal journals, but this one's important!The BML Standard in Personal More Like This
If you look on the BML profile page, you'll see that we've updated the box on the top-left; it now contains The Rules, as before, and an addition of mine titled 'The BML Standard'. I've pasted it below for convenience.
Anyway, we've found that a lot of potential MOCers come to us in search of advice for improvement (so long as they don't storm off in a fit of rage, that is). There might also be the chance that there are people who want help, but aren't willing to openly ask for it. We've always known that it's hard to describe what exactly makes 'a good MOC', so, with contributions from the other admins, I've done my best to make a list of factors which we find important.
Comments, thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
The BML Standard
Here at the BionicleMOCers’L
Hammering the point home (again).Bear with me; this kind of message is getting repetitive, especially for us admins. However, it must be restated:Hammering the point home (again). in Personal More Like This
The BionicleMOCers'League is not going to lower its admission standard.
As always, there are people whose MOCs get turned away due to them not meeting our quality requirements, and inevitably a lot of these people will be disappointed. Angry, in fact. Each time we give them the same message: that this group was founded to filter out those MOCs which are deemed 'bad', and that if it were any different, it would simply join the growing crowd of we-accept-anything groups.
Allow me to present the following analogy:
You are in a shop. There is something that you want to buy, but you don't have enough money for it; the guy behind the counter isn't going to give you a discount due to company policy. Of course, you can cry, beg and fling insults at him, but nothing will be achieved. You now have three options:
- Accept that you can't pay for it, go home, make a sandwich or s
Hapeh burfdeh ter 1 uf R adminzIts :iconshorjok:'s Birthday today and everyone should know about it. Tom's been doing a great job in the BML since becoming an admin, plus he's a good friend of mine. Tom is just all around an awesome guy so go show him someHapeh burfdeh ter 1 uf R adminz in Personal More Like This
Read the rules(or no more nice Admins).Seriously everyone, Please read up on our rules and standards before submitting. Us admins are getting really tired of having to deny MOCs that are obviously crap, then having to explain that we have quality standards. Its not complicated you guys, read, be thorough, and if you have a question, ask us. Don't just join and start adding your crap. To old members who've been able to get MOCs in, please do your best to give advice to newer, younger, or less skilled MOCers. To the newer members who are having difficulty getting things approved, you need to realize there's a reason for this. We're not trying to be mean and simply say you suck, and discourage you, we're trying to encourage you to hone your skills as a MOCer. If you don't succeed the first time, then view it as a challenge. We don't grow as artists if we don't challenge ourselves. Our Goal isn't to turn people away, everyone is welcome here to appreciate bionicle MOC art and be a community. If you want to submit MOCs, you shouRead the rules(or no more nice Admins). in Personal More Like This
I'm back! And school is starting, erm, soon!Aren't you all pleased to hear from me? Of course you are. I love you too.I'm back! And school is starting, erm, soon! in Personal More Like This
My parents opened a bottle of Champagne to toast my straight-A*-plus-a-distinction exam results, and then they gave me a Martini afterwards. My normal daily alcohol intake is, well, zero, and now I feel more than a little tipsy. Can you tell?
I just tossed my head theatrically. Nobody is even in the same room as me.
I wish that I could touch-type. ;_;
ANYWAY! There will soon be some updates of Avatar: The Last Airbender fanart, possibly some Hetalia fanfiction, and an allegorical piece about peer pressure. I'm psyched for that, and also the fact that school is starting the day after tomorrow. Crikey. I hate all life, even the amoebas. I don't want to go back to school. Being on holiday is so much more fun.
~Arosoi-Kumo, you should comment on this fanfiction and this deviation
UffiziToday I went to the Uffizi gallery in Florence.Uffizi in Tributes More Like This
Suffice to say that it has been one of the most tiring, humbling, awe-inspiring and inspirational days of my life.
(So awe-inspired that I couldn't even spell the name right the first time around... )
ReflectionsOver the past week, I've realised several things.Reflections in Personal More Like This
Life is unfair.
Life is brief.
Life is full of the unexpected.
Life is also full of monotonous routines.
There are some things which you can't prepare for.
There are some things which can't be expressed in words.
Something can seem very different depending on the angle at which you come at it.
If there is a God, I don't understand Her/Him.
If there is a God, I think that (S)He loves us.
If there is an afterlife, it had better be a heaven.
I refuse to believe in eternal punishment.
Everyone copes with crisis in different ways.
Cake is brilliant.
Nutella is also brilliant.
Eating and laughing are really fun ways to pass the time.
People are horrible.
People are wonderful.
People are two-faced.
People are unpredictable.
Some people are worth more than others. I don't like it, but it seems to be true.
Some people seem not to care at all.
Other people seem to care too much.
I am a hypocrite.
I am a coward.
I love glory.
You know you're a mad Artist when...You use your nail file for sharpening your tablet pen. It has been used on your nails perhaps once.You know you're a mad Artist when... in Personal More Like This
You use your hairspray as a fixative. Ditto.
You tried to buy some real fixative at W.H. Smith's, but they wouldn't sell you solvents in case you were an abuser.
Despite the fact that you were buying several paint-brushes at the same time.
When one of your friends points out that you have paint in your hair, you examine it with mild interest, trying to remember which session it comes from.
You launch into a twenty-minute rant at the (non-existent) ghost of Turner while transcribing one of his watercolours.
While drinking a mixture of instant coffee and hot chocolate.
Your sister proceeds to transcribe the above event and post it on her Facebook.
With the comment: 'and I thought *I* had problems'.
You end up creating pointless cartoons when you should be doing, not only revision, but other Artwork that will actually count towards a qualification.
You have a book full of paintings of dead
YO SKRILLZDROP IT HARDYO SKRILLZ in Personal More Like This
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Zombie Decks: They Might Squeeze Back InThe current meta of Yu-Gi-Oh holds five decks at the top tier. Those decks are Inzektor, Wind-Up, Dino Rabbit, Chaos Dragon, and Dark World. It's a common fact that these decks are cheap as fuck. Soon to be released to the OCG will be Number 22: Fran Ken, a Rank 8, 4500 ATK, Zombie Xyz monster. Two other Zombie monsters have been released known as Blue-Blooded Oni and Red-Headed Oni, who support Zombies using Xyz monsters. With Fran Ken, Zombies now have their first Xyz monster, a powerful beater with a perfectly fine effect on his own, but with the Oni he can be used to swarm the field. Zombies currently have another ace that counters Inzektor and Dino Rabbit, Zombie World. Thanks to Zombie World, their Xyz's are majorly restricted. With Shutendoji and Mezuki, Zombies already had amazing draw and revival power, and with Pain Painter and Plaguespreader Zombie they had amazing Synchro power. Zombies now will have amazing Xyz power. I think that Zombies are the answer to the current overZombie Decks: They Might Squeeze Back In in Personal More Like This
Fucking GreenArtahka is apparently green. Just take that all in, the dude, who's like, ooooo I make armour, and weapons, and I'm so metally. He's green, not gold or ANYTHING metallic. What the fuck, don't start that "creation=green" thing, fuck your nugs. That fucker should be SOLID GOLD. SOLID, FUCKING, GOLD. Fuck Greg, fuck him, and his inconsistent ass, retarded, poorly written story.Fucking Green in Personal More Like This
ENTER THE CONTEST DAMN YOUHEYENTER THE CONTEST DAMN YOU in Personal More Like This
ENTER THIS CONTEST RIGHT THE FUCK NOW
Winner gets, MY ENTIRE FAP FOLDER, ALL OF IT. This is my contribution to the prize
OVER 400 PICS AND GROWING, I WILL GO OUT OF MY WAY TO ADD MORE
YOU ARE NOW COMPELLED TO JOIN
I AM THE KING OF SPACE
YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
THERE WAS A FU*KING SNAKE IN MY BATHROOM!!!!!!!!!!OK WELL! THIS ENTRY WILL BE IN ALL CAPS CAUSE I AM FUCKING FREAKED OUT!THERE WAS A FU*KING SNAKE IN MY BATHROOM!!!!!!!!!! in Personal More Like This
MY SISTER WAS GOING TO PICK UP THE LAUNDRY IN OUR BATHROOM AND SHE WAS LIKE "Why is the a toy snake in here?!"
AND I WAS LIKE, "WE DON'T HAVE A TOY SNAKE!!!:iconofaceyellowplz:"
AND PAIGE WAS LIKE, " HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:icondragonyell:"
WE AREN'T AFRAID OF SNAKE BUT WHEN THEY ARE IN THE HOUSE THEY GOTTA GO.
SO AFTER 20 MINUTES OF TRYING TO GET IT OUTSIDE, WE SUCCEED AND THAT BITCH WAS GONE.
WE LOOKED IT UP AND IT IS A NORTHERN YELLOW NECK. IT SAYS THAT THEY AREN'T POISONOUS BUT THEY TRAVEL IN GROUPS.
We don't know how it got in here, and that's what freaks us out the most 0-0....
British AccentsI am in LOVE with British Accents! :iconloveloveplz:British Accents in Personal More Like This
I have found myself speaking with one for the past 4 hours and it won't stop, I am even starting to THINK in one. I guess watching countless clips of Britain's Got Talent doesn't help the cause of getting my slight "country" accent back :iconsweatdropplz:
Then me and my sister were watching Top Gear on BBC America :iconthestigplz: and there were Australians on there so I have both an English and Australian accent going on...
WHEN WILL IT END?! :iconfuuuplz:
Also for people watching my pics, I will try as soon as possible to get new ones put out!
1000 PAGE VIEWS!!!! IT HAS HAPPENED!!!1000 PAGE VIEWS!!!! in Personal More Like This
Ok... Like I promised!!
Sex: I hope I am female
Eye color: Blue!
Blood type: No idea, O I think
Religion: Hmmm, Shinto (kinda) and Christian (?)
Color: Blue or Green
Hair style: Down and straight
Food: MASHED POTATOES!!!
Pop (Soda, whatever): Root Beer
Alcoholic Beverage: Not old enough to drink
Store: The candy store
State: Pffffft IDK
Movie: THE HUNGER GAMES!!
TV Show: Transformers Prime and I am not ashamed!
Book: The Last Apprentice haha
Band/Artist: SO MANY
This or That~
Pop(Soda) *it is really pop XD* or Juice: POP!
Music or Internet: Internet cuz you can find music on it
Rock or Rap: ROCK
Dogs or Cats: BOTH
White or Black: Is this a trick question??
Cellphone or Ipod: Consideri