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SO I'M WRITING A BOOK...An autobiography actually.SO I'M WRITING A BOOK... in Literature Features More Like This
This is the first chapter, It's called "Until then ma cherie! The story of a real-life crazy teenager."
It's a funny but true story about me as a person, and all...
so PLEASE comment on what you think about it, i really wanna publish it some day!
but i mean comment on the content, not how i write or typos (because the way i write is actually supposed to be like that!)
Chapter 1:I am me
I am me, and you can’t put that any other way. I’m no cookie cutter, at least what my mom calls the what to me looks like the same exact girl that’s probably prettier than me to the fifth power, at least according to the meatheads, MY name for the idiot sport psycho boys that don’t care about anything other than sports and which of the cookie cutter’s throats they can jam their tongues down. I’m the so called ‘innocent’ non-cookie cutter unpopular girl who draws too much of her favorite anime and Ziriana. But
INTRODUCING...:iconfluffyniamh: MY SON NIALL <3INTRODUCING... in Personal More Like This
I'm a mum once again <3
Funny radio thing on sandyRadio: "Let's go to scott for more on sandy!"Funny radio thing on sandy in Personal More Like This
Scott person: *HORRIBLY LOUD STORM IN THE BACKGROUND* "THANKS NANCY! WELL, EXPERTS SAY TO EXPECT WINDS OF 500 MILES PER HOUR! SO THERE WILL BE A FEW BRANCHES FALLING! AND ABOUT 18 FEET OF RAIN TOO!! *something about giant octopusses XD *"
if anything, our power went out for 3 seconds XD
I FOUND A RARE NYAN.CAT VIDEO THINGhttp://nyan.cat/404.php DID I WIN!? O7OI FOUND A RARE NYAN.CAT VIDEO THING in Personal More Like This
OKAY TIME TO KILL ANOTHER TROLL:iconfyeahshittyhetaliaoc::iconstabmeplz:OKAY TIME TO KILL ANOTHER TROLL in Personal More Like This
:iconffffplz::iconfliptableplz::icondarkrageplz::iconraegmemeplz: HE WAS NASTY TO MEIN PIPER ACCOUNT SO IT'S TIME TO REPORT MEN!!! :iconscotlandplz:
SO I CAME HOME AGAINBUT THE GOOD THING IS I'M GOING BACK CUZ I'M FEELING BETTER~! :ICONASDFGHPLZ:SO I CAME HOME AGAIN in Personal More Like This
*quietly becomes a pegasister in the corner*:iconpinkiepieplz:*quietly becomes a pegasister in the corner* in Personal More Like This
MY FAMILYHUSBAND: -i don't even know anymore- =w=MY FAMILY in Personal More Like This
brother: :iconchibifrance: :iconQUE-SAGE::iconask-den-den:
cat 0.o: :iconannabethcat:
my hobo that yells at the sky alot O.o: :iconsovietsparkleparty:
God-FATHER (even though she's a girl)::icontiyku:
sister: :icontheartisticfangirl32: :icontheunknownlover: :iconplushiefan57:
fish (lolwut?): :iconmaddy271:
Hyper fox who throws puppys at my window O-O: :iconcroniix:
magical flying nyan-pony: :iconmelodiathepegasus:
HERPY VANILLA PERSIAN CAT: :iconwolftalia:
PET KRISODAURUS PEPSI REX: :iconkagaminekris:
Little gun carrying sister who shoots squrriels: :iconecat5566:
creepy neighbour who is an old cat lady in disguise: :icondotheumbridgesmash:
Random nerd who's also a ninja? XD: :iconblakkillerkat:
Zombie sister: :iconRichtofenstr
Collection: Fall LandscapesCollection: Fall Landscapes in Art Features More Like This
There’s something about the brilliant colors of the dying leaves of autumn that reflects the wonders and the sorrows of life. It’s as if by waking up each morning into this beautiful world of natural colors, we are being given our bittersweet reward for surviving another year on the planet. We are regaled with a brief seasonal ceremony of the turning of the leaves, nature’s gift for our eyes as a promise she will soon return after her yearly rest. And then it’s time to let winter’s grey pallor unfold over us in blankets of dark cold rain and bright brisk snows; we sleep, the autumn’s leaves having promised
Burying A Sci-Fi ClicheBurying A Sci-Fi Cliche in Art Features More Like This
Burying A Sci-Fi Cliché
if I were a writer by In-Ink
From the Dusty Annals of Sci-Fi Cliché History
James Tiptree, Jr. was a writer of science fiction, mostly short stories, whose first work, “Birth of a Salesman,” was published in the May 1968 issue of Analog Science Fiction.
Analog Science Fiction
Warm Worlds & Otherwise
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again in Art Features More Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
The Intelligence of PlantsThe Intelligence of Plants in Art Features More Like This
The Intelligence of Plants
By istickboy, Truepicturesinc.
Psychedelic Blossom by psion005
What if plants were intelligent, exploring and analyzing the world with a sophisticated system of senses?
Over at Reality Sandwich, a long essay outlines a growing body of research about the intelligence of plants.
Increasing numbers of researchers, in a multiplicity of fields, are beginning to acknowledge that intelligence is an inevitable aspect of all self-organized systems—that sophisticated neura
Artists on Writers - No. 2, Charles BukowskiArtists on Writers - No. 2, Charles Bukowski in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 2|Archives
If the severely acne-scarred face and coarse exterior brought on by his alcoholic and depressed life was the book cover of his being, then Charles was the ultimate book that could not be judged by its cover.
The exquisite collection that was this everyman artist’s art consisted of thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels—mostly all wrenchingly autobiographical, mostly all about moments of epiphany and grace in an otherwise miserable and unhappy existence. The perfect explication of the common man's deepest truth; it's not easy to be here.
Unvarnished and brutal blunt force trauma underlined with hope, beauty, longing, and love.
Therein lies the power of his poet
Collection: The Crowned Princes of HorsesCollection: The Crowned Princes of Horses in Art Features More Like This
Mythical or Magical the Crowned Princes of Horses
It’s a common error to refer to unicorns as “mythical” creatures, since they actually appeared in Greek natural histories, rather than mythology. Unicorns were thought to be very real, albeit well–hidden. They are possibly the purest symbolic essence of the cult of the “Majestic Horse,” usually being all white and reputedly only being in danger of being captured by virgin females. Whatever their magical origin and possible reality, they have long been captivating creatures in artists’ imaginations.
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now in Art Features More Like This
In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
Getty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open ContentGetty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content in Art Features More Like This
J. Paul Getty - The Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content
The J. Paul Getty Museum has initiated an Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
A first sharing of 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection, including many masterworks, has just been made available and all are free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.
In a brilliant stroke, the Getty Museum has liberated one of the top collections of art in the world not just for access but for use. The museum is literally “beaming up” the great works in its collection as living resour
Collection: Each Chapter's EndCollection: Each Chapter's End in Art Features More Like This
Each Chapter’s End
Context is everything. The same photographs and paintings of airport terminals and train compartments and subway platforms that seem so cold and forbidding in contemplation of one’s traveling out into the world, somehow become reassuring in their hard functionality and durability – when thought of as the pathway to the journey back home. Faces of travelers photographed in airports often exhibit muted “Mona Lisa smiles,” masking the direction (to or away from home) that they are headed.
GratitudeGratitude in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
Free video tutorials - Updated 29.09.2014Всем доброго времени суток!Free video tutorials - Updated 29.09.2014 in Personal More Like This
Представляю подборку ссылок на бесплатные видеоуроки от школы и не только, которые могут быть полезны как новичкам в CG, так и опытным польз
Digital Painting: Master Classes from Real-SonkeSGlass and Metal drawing [Russian] :Digital Painting: Master Classes from Real-SonkeS in Personal More Like This
RealTime Hostel - NEW!Друзья!RealTime Hostel - NEW! in Personal More Like This
Уже совсем не за горами Новый Год! Если Вы хотите встретить его в Москве, но не знаете где остановиться, RealTime Hostel к Вашим услугам!
Стоимость проживания всего 1 000 руб./ сут. с
Jobs - Updated!Всем привет!Jobs - Updated! in Personal More Like This
Компания Ascreen ищет Арт-директора. Не упустите свой шанс!
Рады сообщить, что в студии "ПП продакшн" открылись вакансии компоузера, помощника продюс
CG-EventОпубликована программа CG-Event 2012 - http://www.cgevent.ru/?p=3677CG-Event in Personal More Like This
Manifest in December!И снова всем привет!Manifest in December! in Personal More Like This
Друзья! В Декабре впервые в этом году пройдет рисовальный манифест, проводимый :iconreal-sonkes: ! Точная дата будет озвучена позже, а пока поведаю, что это такое и
New master-classes from Alexei Samokhin!RealTime School в сотрудничестве со студией TowardsMars и The Backyard приглашает на серию из трех мастер-классов Алексея Самохина (:iconsidxartxa.New master-classes from Alexei Samokhin! in Personal More Like This
Три разных авторских курса: архитектурный концепт (концепт о
Group News and Best Art from GalleryHello everyone and welcome to RealTime School group!Group News and Best Art from Gallery in Personal More Like This
First off I want to ask you to add your works to the correct folders. That's simple rule, right? All works that added to incorrect folders will be deleted or posted to the right places. Also, since our club is grew we will publish more news soon. Thank you for your attention.
King Dragon regular by Cynic-pavel ROD_GROUND_ZERO by Wen-JR Heroes of Might & Magic V by Leohao73 swashbuckler final by Crashmgn Gunship by alex-ichim Loading animation_2 by ivany86 Old gas station by UnidColor Overwatch by CrazyAsian1 Space Dragon - Arelim 03 by ERA-7 27-05-13 by Sanchiko Captain bridge by Real-SonkeS Astolfo, the Ice Dragon by MikeAzevedo Atlas by yuchenghong Psychic 1 by maratarslanov Through the Marshes by 88grzes Old Iron Man by Gimaldinov the deaths of Prince Lucerys and his dragon by chasestone Emperor advanced by chasestone
Digital Painting - Free online tutorialПредставляем новый бесплатный онлайн-урок, посвященный принципам мультяшной стилизации от Ивана Смирнова :Digital Painting - Free online tutorial in Personal More Like This
Devious Journal EntryWhy does my heart make noise?Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
It does not go here and there
It goes just towards you
What has happened in such a short time?
Where is it lost just after the eyes met?
It is in the crowd of people somewhere else
While I am alone in the fare of love here
My tale has started
My heart did not do as I told
It crossed all limits
It itself became tense
And it rendered me tense as well
Devious Journal EntryWhether the eyes are open or closedDevious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
You see her
How can I say, oh friend, what this love is like
Today friends I will die for someone and see
What this love is like, falling in love I will see
Lost in someone's memories, I have decorated dreams
Asleep in someone's arms, I have made him mine
Oh friend, one in love
Isn't awake or asleep
What is this, it's some magic that just happens
Breaking thousands of chains the heart escapes
Somewhere far in the skies all these decisions are made
Who knows when, how, and where a lover is met
The name written on your heart
You only give in to it
Devious Journal Entryi need u here with me, come hold my hand and take me away with uDevious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
take me to a world where u and i cud be alone
and shall no evil eye fall upon us
take me to that world where there is only joy and happiness
the world where there is no hatred,tears or anger
the world without a king or queen
the world abt us
the world that shows us a light
the world that teaches us to live
Devious Journal EntryO AlmightyDevious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
when have your hands in mine
i have with me the heavens divine
when you're close, the world is naught
destroyed in your love a triumph sought
may my life's-breath find refuge in your heart.
Destroyed in your love may my life depart.
As close as fragrances are to breath
as close as songs are to lips
as close as sleepless nights to memories
as close as arms are to embraces
as close as dreams to eyes
Be that close to me, oh love of mine
Let my eyes swell with tears, let me cry today.
Take me in your arms, get drenched today.
The sea of pain trapped in my heart will explode.
I have so much pain your veil will be drenched.
As close as secrets are to heartbeats
as close as raindrops are to clouds.
as close as the moon is to the night.
as close as kohl is to the eyes.
As close as,the waves are to the ocean
Be that close to me,oh lover of mine.
My breath was incomplete, heartbeat incomplete, incomplete was I.
But now the moon is full, complete in the sky........
and now w
Devious Journal EntryI have seen some dreamsDevious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
I have thought of some colors
Now, I have thouWhenever you are with me on the path
Everything that happens is like pages of talesght of my future with you
When my soul fell in love,
There rose a call in a moment
I was seperated from my heart
I was broken in such a way
I got a charity of love such that
Wherever I bowed,
I got her glimpse
Sun flew away when you turned
Under the shade of your light,
I blossomed like sunlight
Even sky seems smaller
Since I got refuge in your arms
Your charm paused in such a way,
That even my God stopped
It had such an effect over me
That I broke away in such a way
I found letters immersed in your fragrance,
I wrote,read and heard with the ink of your color
The series of your talks weave
The story of my heart
I can't say anything
I am quiet
My heart became a guest
I broke away in such a way
AloneNow I can't live without youAlone in Personal More Like This
Without you, what is my worth?
Without you, what is my purpose?
Maybe if I get separated from you
The I'll get separated from myself( the world)
Because you are the one
Now you are the only one
You are my existence (world)
My peace, and my pain
You alone are my love
What kind of relationships exists between you and me?
Not for a moment can I stay away from you
I live every day only for you
I dedicate all of my time for you
I don't wish to live a moment without you
On every breath is your name
Because you are the one
Now you are the only one
You are my existence (world)
My peace, and my pain
You alone are my love
I live only for you
The way I devoted myself for you
Your faithfulness, loyalty handled me
kept me in the right path
I let go of all of the sadness from my heart
With you, my destiny was fulfilled (fell together)
After achieving (calling you mine) I was no longer incomplete
Because you are the one
Now you are the only one
You are my existence
Devious Journal EntryLife without a cell,Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
It actually went well,
Better than I expected,
So now this story, I'll tell.
You'd think I'd be feeling lost,
Feeling disconnected from a world
which gives me purpose
I thought these thoughts too,
Before my eyes were opened,
And I found something,
About life which holds true...
I realized that it doesn't matter
Whether I've got a bmobile or a "digi",
But talking to the people I love,
Is what make me feel happy!
Devious Journal EntryI can't live without you now,Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
what's my existence without you?
If I get separated from you
I'll be separated from my own self
Because you are alone,
Now you only are, life
You're my life.
My peace, and my pain,
you alone are my love.
How's this relationship of ours,
I don't like distance of even a moment
Every day, I live for you
All my time is for you..
There shouldn't be a moment of mine without you,
There is your name on every breath..
Devious Journal EntryThe caravans of dreams stopped for a few momentsDevious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
and then where did you walk off,and where did i?
this story of hearts lasted for a few moments
and then where did you walk off,and where did i?
was that actually you,or was it a ray of light?
was that actually you,or was it a smiling flowerbud?
was that you,or was in the rain of dreams
was that you,or did a cloud of joy passed overhead?
was that you,or did a flower bloom?
was that you,or did i find a new world?
the caravan stopped for a few moments
and then where did you walk off,and where did i?
this story of hearts lasted for a few moments
and then where did you walk off,and where did i?
was that you,or was a scent on the breeze?
was that you,or was there colour bursting in all four directions?
was that you,or was it some light on the road?
was that you,or was it a song echoing in the atmosphere?
did i find you,did i find my destination?
was that you,or was it simply a moment touched by magic?
the caravan of dreams stopped for a few mo
Finally!!!I've finished my contest work.Finally!!! in Personal More Like This
Basics of CG drawing [Russian]Какое-то время назад проводил лекцию по основам CG рисунка, для сотрудников Mail.ruBasics of CG drawing [Russian] in Personal More Like This
Спешу поделиться с вами записью)
Video channel update.Решил выложить пару старых записей на канал. Возможно кто-нибудь найдет для себя что-то полезное.Video channel update. in Personal More Like This
Запись прошлогоднего стрима, который проводил совместно с Блог CG
New video tutorial-[Russian]Пока сижу дома и болею, записал новый урок, для своей группы вконтакте.New video tutorial-[Russian] in Personal More Like This
Также напоминаю, что на &
Advanced Environment Sketching [Russian]http://real-sonkes.livejournal.com/5112.htmlAdvanced Environment Sketching [Russian] in Personal More Like This
Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 5Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 5 in Personal More Like This
Soon will be released Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 5
And there will be my makingoff, that I made especially for this book)
Скоро выходит Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 5
И там есть мой мейкинг офф, сделанный, как и сама работа спе
Environment-sketching workshop [russian]Environment-sketching workshop [russian] in Personal More Like This
Что: Крутой воркшоп по скетчингу инвайроментов
Когда: 13-14 октября
Где: здесь - http://www.steepler.ru/
Mercenaries WIP New little Update)http://www.render.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?post_id=1063142#1063142Mercenaries WIP New little Update) in Personal More Like This
ICWorkshop Webinars!ICWorkshop Webinars! in Personal More Like This
Мы уже набрали больше половины группы на курс. Спасибо всем за поддержку!
Меж тем, многих отпугивает сложность курса и объем информации, который
E3 Thoughts Day 3Wii Fit TrainerE3 Thoughts Day 3 in Personal More Like This
You know, I was on the fence about the new Smash Bros game. Even with Mega Man I didn't really see anything remarkable about the game to peak my interest. But then when Nintendo unveiled the Wii Fit personal trainer as a playable character? F**k Yeah! Bludgeon your opponents to death with YOGA moves? That's the sort of nonsensical whimsy that I think was sorely lacking from this version of franchise. Count me in!
Still not sure how the 3DS and Wii U version are going to interact with each other, if at all. Iwata has said that the 3DS will have different stages, so that suggests that they aren't compatible. But then, if they're not compatible, why put out 2 games at once? Frankly, I like the idea of being able to play against Wii U opponents from the comfort of my 3DS. That would be really cool, but I don't know if that's a thing they're looking to do or not. Hmm..
PS: Maybe it's just me, but I found it rather hilarious how all the characters were practicing Yoga
Educating OurselvesThis journal contains a lot of potentially buzz-work things that could result in arguments from people who don't take the time to read my message. For example I mention Anita Sarkeesian, but I don't want people to start arguing against her points of view because that's NOT what this journal is about. So please, read carefully before you respond to help avoid knee-jerk reactions since that's exactly what this journal is about trying to AVOID.Educating Ourselves in Personal More Like This
Over the years I’ve had a pretty straightforward view on gun control. Guns are dangerous and need to be restricted and made more inaccessible to prevent future acts of gun violence. I’ve never genuinely believed in the idea of banning all guns because I do think people DO need to have ways to protect themselves.
However, I’ve recently been thinking more about a different aspect to the gun control debate and it’s broader implications to other troublesome politically charged areas of our (United States) cult
Texas Abortion Bill FilibusterIn case you live outside the USA and haven't heard of this yet, Texas was preparing to vote on a radical bill that would effectively outlaw abortions within their boarders. Senator Wendy Davis came in early in the morning with the expressed intent of filibustering: The goal being to delay the critical vote.Texas Abortion Bill Filibuster in Personal More Like This
Wendy Davis talked for 11 hours straight. No food. No drinks. No bathroom breaks. She couldn't even pause for a moment to take a sip of water or else she'd give up the floor and the vote could get underway. 11 hours straight she talked and just before the midnight cutoff she was interrupted, and the vote began... only to become absolute pandemonium as the crowd watching protested the interruption.
The GOP insists that the vote carried and passed, while the Democrats insist that they were still taking votes after the midnight cutoff thanks to the chaos that ensued. This is going to be one of those instances where the GOP are gonna try to lie and shove their way through our diplomatic
SYACRemember a while back I said there was something I was gonna announce about SYAC? Well here we go! I'm coming back to do more SYAC's soon. All of it too, the NSYAC and the old SYAC stuff.SYAC in Personal More Like This
We're working right now on categorizing everything in the archives, so you can browse just the stuff you want to look at and not have it be this clusterf**k of everything hodgepodged together. We should have something ready for viewing within the next few days.
What I am going to do differently this time around is not conform to a set release schedule. I'm gonna make the comics as I feel like it and as the jokes come to me. Hopefully, without the pressure of a constant release schedule I can work more on refining the artwork and making sure nothing is rushed out.
Having said that... please keep in mind this is still a series of silly low-brow cartoon strips so... don't be expecting DaVinci level art here or anything. SYAC has never been a series where the art was meant to look like a DC comic book, an
QuantificationQuantificationQuantification in Personal More Like This
One of the things I hate about the internet is that everything must be quantifiable. Without a proper source, no one will believe you, no matter how reliable your original info was when you received it. It doesn't matter if you heard it from a professor giving a lecture in college, if you read it in a book, read a report by a scientist, or saw a documentary that went into elaborate detail... if there isn't an internet equivalent, then you're seen as a compulsive liar.
Case in point, recently someone mentioned that my sketches look better than my finished artwork and I responded by telling them that there was science that helped back up why that phenomenon exists. But since I couldn't remember the source, I got trolled hardcore for saying that. Today, however, I stumbled upon a close enough equivalence. Here's a quote:
The sketchiness of line art mimics the natural lack of clarity in our peripheral vision. When we look at the real wo
Controversial OpinionsYou know, sometimes having opinions can make you feel like no one else shares your views, especially if your views aren't being widely vocalized around you. Case in point: It's just been announced that J.J.Abrams will be directing Star Wars 7, and the internet is raging with butthurt about how shitty Abrams is, making over abundant lens flare jokes, and bemoaning the reboot of Star Trek in the process.Controversial Opinions in Personal More Like This
Thing is... I like J.J.Abrams. I liked LOST (despite it's shitty/rushed ending). I liked Super 8. I liked Cloverfield. I even enjoyed the recent Star Trek reboot and am looking forward to the sequel. I never had a problem with lens flares or noticed them being over used. And I think overall Abrams has made a fairly consistent batch of quality movies, which is a amazing considering how many directors flip flop between great and shitty.
But I can't often come right out and say that sort of thing because when I do I get attacked for having an opinion that runs counter to the vast majority o
Luigi, Slavery, and Adventure Time Progress VideoYear of LuigiLuigi, Slavery, and Adventure Time Progress Video in Personal More Like This
Nintendo announced recently that Luigi will be getting quite a bit of due attention this year, declaring 2013 to be "the year of Luigi." First he'll be staring in the Luigi's Mansion sequel for the 3DS, then he will be a big component of the next Mario and Luigi RPG on the 3DS. In the RPG game, Mario will enter Luigi's dreams where Luigi can be as awesome, if not better than, his overshadowing brother. Poking and prodding Luigi's face on the touch screen will also alter the dream world, allowing Mario to proceed through obstacles. And if that wasn't enough, there is a new DLC package planned for New Super Mario Bros U which basically adds an entire game's worth of new levels exclusively to be played by Luigi. Pretty solid stuff, Nintendo. Now say that 2014 is the year of the Peach!
Mississippi has finally ratified their 13th amendment, a motion to abolish slavery written back in 1865. The discovery that the amendment hadn't been passed cam
Proving your Geek CreedNerds all share a unified experience of being socially ostracized from the rest of other so-called "normal" societal groups. The reasons may vary (not being good at sports, liking a certain sci-fi/fantasy TV show, etc), but the fact that we all were picked upon and marginalized during our most formable years is a major part of the nerd/geek identity. But in recent years nerd culture stopped being it's own niche thing, and has started to seep into mainstream culture. Making nerd culture more accessible has naturally brought with it a new group of people and fans into our sphere... and not everyone is happy about this development.Proving your Geek Creed in Personal More Like This
Personally I think it's great that nerd culture has become so widely accepted lately. I can freely have a discussion about my favorite DC or Marvel superheros in public without getting looks of disgust or incredulity because EVERYONE loves Batman and The Avengers. And if I make an obscure joke about Doctor Who, there's a LOT of people who will get it now. But l
History Repeats ItselfLast week a Connecticut action group going by the name of SouthingtonSOS held a video game burning event where local citizens were encouraged to bring various forms of violent media to be burned in a dumpster, no doubt a reaction to the recent Connecticut shooting.History Repeats Itself in Personal More Like This
I wish I could say I am surprised about this, but sadly the whole media frenzy surrounding violence in video games and movies reminds me of something that already happened once and profoundly affected the media it was accusing: Comic books.
During the early days of comic books, things occasionally got a little risqué. EC Horror comics in particular delighted in rendering extremely gruesome images and disturbing themes in their comics, which were being sold to children unbeknownst to their parents (because naive parents at the time had no reason to suspect comics might contain "inappropriate" material). However all that changed in 1954.
German-American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham was upset about how disturbing some of those
Kram666.....We Will Miss YouMany of you know that we have lost a precious and talented artist in :iconkram666:.....also known as Mark.Kram666.....We Will Miss You in Personal More Like This
His cheerful comments and and fantastic fractals will be forever remembered by those who came to know him here in the Deviant Art community......and especially in the fractal art community.
Below is just small sampling of the many outstanding, colorful and unique works created by him, as well as photographs of Roxy and Ronny, and a sample of his outstanding work in macro photography..........
camellia by kram666transformation by kram666ancestors by kram666consequences by kram666Roxy 489 by kram666Ronny 165 by kram666Ronny and Roxy by kram666Roxy and Ronny ( daughter ) by kram666
"I felt the call of the jungle, primal and clean. I felt my connections
Members Feature....Vidom and 0cQfe77a588aeM:iconroseredplz: This week we take a look at the galleries of :iconvidom: and :icon0cQfe77a588aeM:Members Feature....Vidom and 0cQfe77a588aeM in Personal More Like This
:iconvidom: comes to us from Milan, Italy and has been with DA for 4 years.......and :icon0cQfe77a588aeM: lives in Sierra Leone, on the west coast of Africa.....and has been with DA TEN (yes 10)!! years!:iconroseredplz:
:iconroseredplz: Below is a small sample of the gallery of :icon0cQfe77a588aeM:
:iconroseredplz: Below is a small sample from :iconvidom: gallery
Red thorns hall by VidomDance of stillness in resonating agates by VidomThe Brewery by VidomMandel Industries by VidomSuonoplastico by VidomContinuity by VidomAutumn in Morocco by Vidom:thumb135620
Outstanding Fractals For MARCH 2013:iconlovewhiteplz: There are SO MANY fantastic fractals submitted in this month of March.....that choosing the best of the best was really difficult!:iconlovewhiteplz:Outstanding Fractals For MARCH 2013 in Personal More Like This
:iconlovewhiteplz: I hope that you will enjoy looking at these wonderful beauties as much as I did selecting them. Please do take the time to visit the pages of some of these fine examples and leave a comment......we ALL appreciate it when some one cares enough to write a word or two about our art.....so make someone's day, choose a favorite or leave a comment:iconlovewhiteplz:
Blood Stains by tataszValley of Dreams by ChazagirlEvent Horizon by Steelflex274The Hive by aRTWORKbYgnbARNESShadow. by KondratijPied by SuicideBySafetyPinMarbles on a fractal plane by FractalDesireJUNGLE JAM by buddhakat9Just A Little Curious by SjerZshiny glass creations by Andrea1981GSN Sierpinski 1 by AkuraPareApopotamus by nemitodeMarch Purple 2013 by Frankief:thumb361203898:Dark Waves Wednesday by GraphicLiaApo23-03-13 by DigithalieOne of These Days by JahPickney:thumb3602641
OUTSTANDING fractals for APRIL!!:iconfireworkplz: Below is a sample of OUTSTANDING Fractals for the month of April. We have so many wonderful and talented artists here that it is always difficult to choose the best of the best.:iconfireworkplz:OUTSTANDING fractals for APRIL!! in Personal More Like This
:iconfireworkplz: I hope you will enjoy looking at these pieces as much as I did selecting them......It would be nice if you also take time to visit the profiles of these gifted artists, you will certainly be inspired just as I have been:iconfireworkplz:
A heart a day.... by Gerda1946Welcome...Come On In. by Artico621Grow by FractalDesirecharisma by GLO-HEMini Arc En Ciel by DigithalieApo3D-130323-3 by androceusCopper Flower by twinx85Ars Futur by Xyrus-02Pollinate by PlatinusLiberally Snickering by caffe1neadd1ctApo multiplied diamond by ivankorsarioEpic Perspective by Artico621Red lines by Astrantia01Ary Vine by BarocioSplit by FractalDesireExcuse Me by MzKitty45601Process of self destruction by FractalDesirePrisms by DeTeaStray Cats Strut by ciokkolataMigratory by fractalheadGregorian by FarDareisMaiSilky Smooth by SuicideBySafetyPin:thumb363092084
Monochrome Contest and Fractal Gradient Project:iconlovepurpleplz: We are running a contest based on the ideas of :iconABlipinTime: where fractals must be submitted with a monochrome gradientMonochrome Contest and Fractal Gradient Project in Personal More Like This
:iconloveyellowplz: Any fractal software can be used.....because you will be judged 70% on how well you distribute the monochrome color.
:iconloveredplz: A monochrome scheme is a set of tints and shades of one hue. A tint is a hue (like red) mixed with white. A shade is a hue mixed with black.
:iconlovewhiteplz:Monochrome schemes don’t have to be black-and-white (although they can be)
:iconloveblueplz:http://pinterest.com/yolocolorhouse/monochromatic-colors/ This is a link to show you a variety of monotone pallettes.....these could help you try your own! You could make your own in DA Muro or some other paint program. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monochrome This link is provided by :icongrannyogg: from Wikipedia which gives a written explanation of Monochrome for those who
Fractal Challenge..........Mandelbulb!!:iconbeachplz: All you Mandelbulb enthusiasts........here is a contest/challenge created especially for you!!!!Fractal Challenge..........Mandelbulb!! in Personal More Like This
The theme is "A Day at the Beach"
The software....should you choose to accept....is Mandelbulb.......:iconbeachplz:
:iconbeachplz: 1 entry per person........include in the description that this is for :iconxtremefractals: Mandelbulb Contest...
Contest folder will open June 14, 2013 (The folder will say Current Contest)
Contest ends June 20, 2013
Look at the group faves! + A Mandelbulb3D contest!Hi there, I am Luca Please take a look from time to time to the group's faves, there are amazing and breathtaking pics like those;Look at the group faves! + A Mandelbulb3D contest! in Art Features More Like This
If you use Mandelbulb3D, you can enter to this contest!
If you don't know how to use it, you can try to learn looking at those tuts;
The program itself and other stuff can be found here instead.
The beta version has some bugs, but also stunning features. So have fun. And good luck if you will enter the contest
Winners of the "Rainbow Spring" Fractal :icontwinkleplz: There were so many lovely fractals submitted to our contest. I am so pleased with the people who participated :icontwinkleplz:Winners of the "Rainbow Spring" Fractal in Personal More Like This
First Place Winner by :iconboxtail:
He wins 100 points
Custom fractal made by the awesome :icondsynegrafix:
Mini feature in our next feature journal
:icontwinkleplzur :Runners-up" include the following::icontwinkleplz:
:icontwinkleplz: Each of these entries receives 35 points :icontwinkleplz:
(None of the above points were taken from our SUPER GROUP collection fund at :iconthextremefractal:......these winner points were donated by various people specifically for this contest)
New Folder in XtremeFractals:iconxtremefractals:New Folder in XtremeFractals in Personal More Like This
We are happy to announce that we now have a new folder in our group
"Fractal Inspired" is for all those creations which, though not necessarily created by fractal programs, are visually inspired by fractal designs.
This could be sculpture, painting, textiles etc; so long as the fractal inspiration is visually apparent in the piece.
Check out these two examples from our first artists to be featured in the new folder...
Thanks to teddybearcholla for suggesting examples
Please spread the word, let everyone know all about this new feature and let the fractal inspiration flow!
A Heavy Heart!Today I come to you with a Heavy Heart that is oddly filled with Happiness!A Heavy Heart! in Personal More Like This
I know that sounds strange , but let me explain! Back on Mar 25, 2011 I decided to form Xtreme Fractals on the chance of creating the best Fractal Group on DA! To some end I think we have accomplished that! It was not easy however, and in the beginning I really struggled with just the basic functions of the group! Then I meet a Wonderful, Patient, Kind and Well Respected (and Loved ) person we all know as GypsyH She took me by the hand and together we built this amazing group together for some time, about a year, before we brought in MalDudemaker and later Lady-Compassion
Today, when I logged onto da I had a note from Gypsy telling me that she was requesting to step down as Co-Founder of the Group, because her life had changed so much that she just could not devote time to the group!
Sadly, reluctantly, painfully I honored her request! But, I am so happy that her life is so fulfilled and that she
A drunken Russian -RP-(( LOOK! A TITTLE THAT'S MORE THEN 1 WORD! 8D ))A drunken Russian -RP- in Personal More Like This
It was about 3 in the morning. You were sound asleep before hearing the front door literally fall off it's hinges, accompanied by bad singing:
"I LOVE YOU LIKE A LOVE NOTE THAT SAYS 'I WANT YOUR PENIS IN MY ASS' SO LETS DANCE TO THE RHYTHM OF YO MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!"
You went downstairs, hearing more crashing and hearing "HERRO. RY RAE RIS RAPAN. RI RIKE RRICE!" You peeked into the kitchen to see a very drunk piper floundering about. She turned to see you as she shouted "HELLUR MISTER BUTTFUCK-horry shit i know this bro..." She stumbled over. "YOU...ARE...MY BABY MAMA. I DID YOU IN THE ASS A WEEK AGO." She the fell over and giggled her ass off "WITH MY NON-EXISTANT BALLLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS"
What do you say/do?
(( this was fun XD ))
OOC: Let's get something straight here.I've had a few people troubles so allow me to explain. Piper is NOT insane, she's had moments where she's reached insanity but she's mostly an agressive Russian with a troubled past from the feeling of rejection and watching death. And furthermore, I have a stamp on my page that says "My OC's are pieces of my own personality" and ya know what? It's true. I can get very agressive and the feeling of rejection lingers around me like a ghost. I've also heard that people are making fun of her on tumblr. So i'm happy to say i DO have a tumblr i visit now and then and luckily haven't seen anything about her and will be making a account for this OC just to piss you off! Lastly, I don't need education on insanity, I will gladly admit I've seen the breaking point into insanity all around me since i was born and have nearly broken said barrier. So to me, Alexandra may not be the perfect OC to you and your knit-pick ways, but to me, and her several friends and fans alike, she's perfectOOC: Let's get something straight here. in Personal More Like This
no...No...NO DON'T DO IT ADMIN-(( IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR GUYS! ))no...No...NO DON'T DO IT ADMIN- in Personal More Like This
THE POCKY GAME.
Two people bite each end of the Pocky and keep biting (Lady & The Tramp style) until one of them pulls away. The one who pulls away is the unlucky loser. Usually, the Pocky game leads to make-outs and kisses
-Commenter can be boy or girl
-Once you comment, you are also tagged and must put this as your journal entry
-Commenter gets to choose Pocky flavour, and where to play it (We can play it on your page, my page, through notes, but not on other deviant's pages.)
OOC: NO SCHOOL~THIS MEANS I CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS AND SHIT!OOC: NO SCHOOL~ in Personal More Like This
-EVENT!!!!!-"...Is zhis thing on?...oh it is! My name is Ziria, I represent the country of Ziriana" A young French woman began. "It seems Piper took a bullet for 'er dear friend Pookie...Bénir son âme..." She sighed "And while we try to bring her back...I'M TAKING OVER ZHIS ACCOUNT!" :iconzirilaplz:-EVENT!!!!!- in Personal More Like This
(( :iconyayzirilegplz: ZIRIANA TAKEOVER!!!!! :iconyayzirilegplz: ))
Name: Ziria Ellanzi
Hair color: Ash black
eye color: Sapphire blue
Ziriana is completely obsessed with flowers, she has a massive flower garden and can talk about flowers for days.
"BRING IT ON-...ow."
Ziriana will act tough, but ends up getting her ass kicked.
"Don't touch my necklace!"
Ziriana always wears a gold pendant with a "Z" Crest. If you get near it she will get violent.
She LOVES to flirt, not to mention she's single.
Ziriana's kinda clueless, all she's really knowledgeable in is fine arts and flowers.
Normal!Piper InfoNormal!Piper Info in Personal More Like This
weight: "...I dunno, alot." =3=
Hair color: Dark grey
Eye color: Blood Red
Theme song: Girl on fire by Alicia Keys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J91ti_MpdHA
Love: :iconaskhumanrussiaspipe::iconask-new-mexico: "I almost didn't think you'd ask me out on valentines day after what I did to you! I may be a moody bipolar monster, but you take the pain away..." <3
:iconaskhumanpookie: "You mean too much to me. I want to be there for you no matter what..."
:iconaskhumanhanatamago: "Possibly the sweetest girl i know!"
:iconaskarthur2p:"you're very goofy but very sweet!"
:iconaskhumanberlitz: "You and that fabulous hairstyle of yours~"
:iconaskheroloid: "you're so nice and LOOOOOOOOOVE blanket capes!"
:iconaskhumantony: "A great friend you are, so attached to Ameri
Lonely -RP-(( ASDF- no one could really stay so we'll have her REAL party this friday! <3 ))Lonely -RP- in Personal More Like This
Piper was in her room, no one had come to see her to say anything, not even a hello. "My first Birthday as a human...and i spend it alone..." She sighed looking at her phone, no messages "Even if someone dropped to say hey or whatever by i'd love that..."
(( MATTHEW THEADORE WILLIAMS IF YOU DON'T COMMENT ON THIS I WILL RIP THAT CURL OFF AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR-))
Punch in the face! -RP-Piper had her head down on the table at the world meeting. Her bipolar disorder had her emotions raging. People were debating and laughing as usual but she just sat in that same position, she wasn't asleep cuz she'd fidget or grumble to herself. You walked over to talk to her. "Piper?" She didn't move. "Piper." You shook her a little. Suddenly a fight broke out between two countries. Piper was shivering, she suddenly stood up and screamed "WOULD YOU ALL JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!" The room went dead silent as she ran out. You went after her "Piper! Get back here!" She kept going until you shouted. "PIPER!" She suddenly turned around and punched you in the face. HARD. Her angered expression almost immediately softened "O-Oh god!"Punch in the face! -RP- in Personal More Like This
What do you say/do?
(( If you're a chibi she punched the guy behind ya. :iconmingplz: ))
Letter to anyone From Alexandra Jones:Dear reader,Letter to anyone From Alexandra Jones: in Personal More Like This
I am writing this because I am in a bit of a funk. My dearest Onkel Germany and my Father America are at war. My father nearly killed me last weekend because I learned the hard way that war changes people.
But that is not the first time I've learned that lesson.
Anyway, Germany forgave me for being a bipolar monster but... when we returned home and he went upstairs I was shocked to find him now much younger. He didn't even recognize me! So now, I will be evacuating Germany and going to the small European country of Ziriana. Ziria dabbles in the magical arts and wishes to help me with this mission. Please dear reader, for your safety i'd stay out of Germany, America, and Ziriana. May peace come to you.
Double tagged! *flip table*Tagged by my boyfriend...Double tagged! *flip table* in Personal More Like This
1 do you like chile? o7o
2 wanna come over and vist my state
3 alians U.F.O they real you bealive me si?
"Da, Daddy's got a alien friend!"
4 do you loves animals?
5 do you like my scarf? owo
"I wanna get under it but yes~"
6 what you think of me?
"Cutest man on earth and I love you."
7 what you like to do for fun?
"Cuddle, Skate, Watch food porn (How It's made: The ice cream episode XD ) "
8 people say my food too spicy do you think its spicy?
"I don't really have good taste buds but...I like it."
9 do you like you admin?
10 do you own a pet and what kind a pet do you own?
"2 Wolves. Russy and Iggy."
And then this one... :iconask-nyo-italia:
1. DO YOU LIKE PASTA?
2. Veee~ =7=
"Ve to you too."
3. Hm...want to RP with me?
4. Do you have an ahoge, or am I forever alone?
"It's hidden." >.>
5. You do have a crush, riiiiight?? *nudge nudge*
"I have a boyfriend!"
6. Pick one place you'd like to vacat
Holiday Card Project 2012 Wrap-UpHoliday Card Project 2012 Wrap-Up in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
After a 3 year absence, the Holiday Card Project returned in 2012 and was more successful than ever! Over 2500 deviants from 60 countries participated this year, with more than 3500 cards received. With such an excellent response, we wanted to ensure we were spreading the love as much as possible. We asked for volunteers to help distribute cards to their local hospitals, and with the extra assistance of a few super deviants, we were able to distribute cards to 23 hospitals around the world!
Most hospitals were comfortable taking the cards and distributing them to patients on food trays or through hospital volunteers. While we aren't always able to interact
Be My Valentine Art Exchange!Valentine's Day ExchangeBe My Valentine Art Exchange! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Send Your Valentine
It's time to get out the glitter and glue, candy hearts and flowers, because Valentine's Day is here!
The Valentine Exchange is here! We asked you to create valentines and submit them to the Be My Valentine category. Now, it's time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! Starting today through February 16th, the "Send a Valentine" button has been activated on deviations in the
Be My Valentine category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!
HOW IT WORKS
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
Train Your Brain Semi-FinalistsIn the Train Your Brain Contest, deviantART and The Art Department (TAD) challenged you to submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Your assignments were reviewed by the world-renowned artists who teach as TAD faculty, and the grades are in! The following Semi-Finalists represent the top work chosen in each category. A final review will be made, and the 31 prize winners in each category will be announced shortly!Train Your Brain Semi-Finalists in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Be sure to head to TheArtDept for more information about TAD's programs and faculty! At TheArtDept, you'll find free lessons, in-depth sessions with award-winning instructors, and inspiring artwork created by TAD students and faculty alike.
Congratulations to all!
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
MAMA Scared Stiff Contest WinnersMAMAMAMA Scared Stiff Contest Winners in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The winners have arrived! We sent the 25 most terrifying Semi-Finalists to judges and MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, and they felt your fears come to life through the entries. Now our deviantART judges won't be the only ones sleeping with a night light!
Read the judges' comments below and see the top three deviations that struck terror in the hearts of our judges. Each of our winners will be tak
Halloween Fright FestHalloween Fright Fest in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Scare Your Bad Luck Away!
Goblins and ghouls are running amuck, the graveyards are coming to life, and surprises are hiding in every corner which can only mean one thing — it's Halloween time! You may have seen a black cat strutting across your screen or a deviation shattering like a mirror before your very eyes. Not to fear! Your luck is about to change. With Halloween-themed articles, new contests and winners galore, and free shipping on all Prints and deviantART Gear orders, there are plenty of ways to celebrate!
Demonology >>Dante's Inferno >><
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales' in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.
It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'
A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.
To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself
Coming Soon! Free Premium Membership Day!As some of you may know, deviantART will be celebrating our 12th birthday on August 7, 2012 — a mere two weeks away! While we're busily building surprises and creating community-centered activities, we wanted to give you a little sneak peak into what we’ve got planned for the big day. First and foremost...Coming Soon! Free Premium Membership Day! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We’re bringing back Free Premium Membership Day!
Our first ever Free Premium Membership Day last January was a huge success, and to this day, we’ve heard pleas to have this event happen once again. Prepare to have your dreams come true!
On August 7, 2012, all members of deviantART will have access to Premium Membership features.
For an entire 24 hours, starting at midnight and ending at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time, you’ll be able to enjoy the perks of a Premium
Blog 558: Pacific RimI grew up on the cheesier end of the Shōwa-era Godzilla films (when Godzilla became more of a hero than an unstoppable force of nature), taping them when they appeared at unearthly hours of the night on Channel 4. They gave voice to a love of giant monsters fighting each other that had been present since Star Wars' AT-ATs, but these films haven't appeared on terrestrial TV for ages and I'm starting to pine for them again (not to mention all the ones I have never seen, like the very original).Blog 558: Pacific Rim in Personal More Like This
Hollywood hasn't done particularly well in filling in the gaps. What was the last blockbuster monster movie — Cloverfield? That was a bit of a mess (but I never liked shakycam anyway). 1998′s Godzilla? No, he was a cheap knock-off (Jean Reno notwithstanding).
On the face of it, then, Pacific Rim seems like what I've been waiting for. Not only does it have giant monsters, but it has giant monsters and giant robots. Directed by Guillermo del
Blog 550: Venetica AgainWhile I am meaning to replay Planescape: Torment at some point soon, I felt that I should probably leave it off until my mind is released from the brilliant but bewildering complexity of Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series. With the days increasingly lengthy from a new job bookended by at least 1h30 of commute, I also felt that maybe I needed to settle in a bit before biting into a super-giant slab of RPG… So I wanted to play something a little more lightweight.Blog 550: Venetica Again in Personal More Like This
I enjoyed Venetica the first time around, and that was a long time ago, so why not give it another spin and see what falls out?
Blog 532: RDZ Industries: Arena Y4 RELEASEDDOWNLOAD RDZ Industries: Arena Y4 NOW at ModDB!Blog 532: RDZ Industries: Arena Y4 RELEASED in Personal More Like This
Yeah, so Arena Y4. Sure, I spent a whole day doing a massive binge, and to be fair, did accomplish the bulk of the work; but after the bulk of the work, came the bulk of the work — fiddling with it and sanding off all the rough edges. I kind of played rather a lot of Fallout: New Vegas and its myriad DLCs instead of working, hence the delay.
But now, ladies and gentlemen, I would now like to present to you… Arena Y4.
Blog 559: Get the Balance WriteIt's an age-old struggle I find myself in — where to strike the balance between a believable, internally consistent world, and a world that's fun and interesting?Blog 559: Get the Balance Write in Personal More Like This
Everything a plot tries to deliver is for nothing if it has shaky foundations, but on the flip-side, if a plot has too-solid foundations it is all too easy for it to paint itself into an incredibly dull box.
Blog 556: TorchlightThey say that there's no such thing as a free lunch. I was vaguely interested in Torchlight at the time, but based on its status as a digital-download-only title and rumours that it was just a cash cow for an eventual MMO, it fell by the wayside (ain't no way I'm funding an MMO if I can help it).Blog 556: Torchlight in Personal More Like This
Then GoG.com offered it to me for free. Free. What kind of man would I be if I refused?
Blog 533: SPRPG Diaries: Return of the VampyresRight from the beginning, I was all up in Warcraft III's singleplayer RPG scene; a combination of a penchant for world-saving power-fantasies and limited internet access made it the natural choice. So in this series, I'm finally going to discuss some of those maps that had a big impact on the way I do things…Blog 533: SPRPG Diaries: Return of the Vampyres in Personal More Like This
Today: the oft-forgotten Legends of Xenthis: Return of the Vampyres by Tim Williams a.k.a. Krythan.
Blog 529: The Day I Made An Arena Y4Today, I turned Project Y4 into a small four-player deathmatch arena.Blog 529: The Day I Made An Arena Y4 in Personal More Like This
After about eleven solid hours of work, I wasn't quite finished -- but I was, on the whole, damn close.
- Blog 529a: The Day I Started Making An Arena Y4
- Blog 529b: The Day I Continued Making An Arena Y4
- Blog 529c: The Day I Kept Making An Arena Y4
- Blog 529d: The Day I Didn't Stop Making An Arena Y4
What a way to start the new year!
Blog 520: The ReturnSome of you may remember the dilemma I had about two years ago, when I was gearing up to do "one last Warcraft III map" (scoff). I had to choose between daftly-titled Brownscape: Torment and feat of strength Project Y4.Blog 520: The Return in Personal More Like This
But now Y4 is done and it's down to the bonus missions and the DLC-type extras, I need to take a break. I hope you understand — two solid years on a single project would drive any man to distraction. So one day, for wont of anything better to do, I was strolling around some mothballed projects…
Blog 548: The Golden DragonWith the advent of proper golden plastic, rather than foil-wrapped strange-milky-white bits, I guess a set like this was inevitable. I remember when mirrored silver pieces were exciting rarities until the foil chipped off — now it's hard to buy a set that doesn't have a few softly metallised gold or silver pieces.Blog 548: The Golden Dragon in Personal More Like This
So I jumped ship from a job recently, and (as is surely going to become a lifelong tradition) was gifted with Lego by my esteemed colleagues.