ART BOOK- Normal sales open! All pre orders have been shipped!
All pre orders have been shipped (minus one I'm waiting on for shipping address confirmation)
The EU members, yours are on their way to dea! And I'll let you know when she ships them out to you from there~
If there is anyone else that would like to buy a copy, we do have some left overs, including the logo charms~
sorry for the crapy cellphone pics QwQ
price is 45$ +$7.25 shipping (to anywhere in the US. If you are outside of the US we'll have to talk/figure out how to go about that, but we'll make it work!)
comment here if you would like to buy then I'll note you ( furesiya ) to get paypal info if you aren't already on the cauldron records.
Alrighty~~ I've started the page layouts for the artbook me and dea wanted to put together. Mainly, it was initially just for ourselves so we can have something lovely and tangible to show off o
Small side note: In Pixiv you need to go to the small settings cogwheel, select 'high' for quality, because auto often gives only the low quality. I prefer Pixiv by now because I can hear it when someone posts a comment, it is possible to multistream plus it is actually 'live' and not lagging over a minute behind.
Hey everyone! I seriously need your advice and help! >3<)/ It's about camera models and such, and whether for what I need it for, it is better to upgrade my camera or not.
My brother and I are heading on a trip to the US at the end of February to an aquarium and make some pictures there. He is taking over a doctor office and wants to modernize it by adding a giant DinA1 or DinA0 picture printed on acrylglass to the main treatment room. It's been his dream and I want to help with that.
The plan was to take our Canon Eos 60D, make multiple pictures and I put them together to a Panorama/bigger picture.
(Bear with me, translating from german...) From what I know it has an APS-CMOS-Sensor with 18 MegaPixel. (No full format Sensor).
I did a couple of practice shots to check the balance between ISO and aperture and it was okay I guess, but the full resolution when zoomed in always felt pixely and of course, the worse this effect, the more pictures I have to take to be able to put them together and look good when printed.
So, I went online and looked for alternatives and came across the Canon Eos 5D Mark 3. I only had Canon cameras so far and was always very happy with them, thus I wanted to stay with that factory.
Full Format CMOS-Sensor with 30,4 Megapixel.
The problem is, we got an offer to borrow one for 1 week but in addition to assurance, borrowing it alone will cost 400€. We are taking a flight to the US for this!! So of course, if it makes a significant difference, we will spend the additional money. However, it's also a LOT of money... (~450USD) So the question is, if it is even worth the difference?
What is your experience? Does someone have the camera and maybe can just make a full res shot and show me how it looks like zoomed in??
Thanks a lot for the help and advice!!
Here is what the fully zoomed in pictures look like on my current camera:
Want to multistream? Just ask~
I looked through my gallery, looking for a few pictures and realized there are a LOT of pictures I haven't uploaded here. I used to really love dA because of its community, the RP groups, I met some of my best friends (online and irl) here,... so it makes me sad to think that I moved on to other platforms more and more. I want to keep this gallery running even though I am more active on other pages by now. So I will upload a lot of pictures over the next few days that I haven't uploaded here. Even if its just doodles, linearts, small speedpaints,... So yeah...
If you want to check out my other galleries, you can do so here:
Pixiv Sketch: sketch.pixiv.net/@dx33x
I often stream on Pixiv Sketch, upload WiPs on my FB and Twitter and all in all just check those pages more often by now.
Rant Journal, so skip if you have ANYTHING better to do... and if not, you might want to consider getting a life eve)/ //SHOT
So this year has really been a downer this far. I had to go to the hospital in January, then exams, was gone for a week after, my arm snapped from my shoulder joint which makes drawing and writing hard, then there was some personal family issues that are still affecting our whole family, had to go see a doctor again ythursday, not getting too good results, upcoming really important exam in mid April again,... *sighs* I know it could be way worse, but it's still really weighting me down lately. What's coming on top of that all, is how some people around me behave, IRL as well as internet.
So all in all, I'm in a pretty low mood lately and things keep piling up, which is why I'm rarely around at the moment, rarely being able to draw and just having trouble taking further blows at the moment.
I wouldn't mind it so much people were simply honest with me, but it hurts a lot to see them smiling at my face, behaving super friendly but I know that they are actually talking bad behind my back, having caught them first hand. I don't think people can take it very well if you are telling them the truth, not clouding your true opinion for something with pretty words or lying to their face when they messed up. 'Oh no, everything is super fine, you didn't do anything wrong!' ….that's not the type of person I am. I tell people when they screwed up but then try to also tell them 'come on, let's go and try to find a way to fix it.' If that's making me a self righteous bitch, fine, let that be your opinion of me, but at least don't keep smiling at my face and go behind my back. Seriously, I'd have so much more respect for people if they openly told me in my face what they think rather than being so fake. If people openly told me 'Hey, can you please tone it down some? I need support and not the freaking truth when I asked for your opinion' then I would easily say 'Sure!' but don't ask me for my god damn honest opinion and then can't handle it!!
But that's not even the worst...
Let me ask you something... If you found out your boss, or a public official, or the administrator of an online game or even just a small forum played favors toward their friends, allowing them to break rules and being rude to others without being punished by the standards of the rules etc... Would you find it fair? Would you feel compelled? Would you feel uncomfortable being in that community?
Let's look at it the other way around. You are buddies with your boss, or a public official, or the administrator of an online game or even just a small forum. You joke around, talk a lot, hang out together,... and you broke one or two small rules... they are your buddies, right? They shouldn't punish you. You are friends after all!!
Maybe I'm just too old/mature for how things work around here lately, but for me, if I broke a rule, I would ALWAYS ask and expect to be punished according to the rules. Even if I was the administrator's very best, closest buddy ever. I was a GM in an RO server and even there, when I messed up once, even though I was buddies with the admin, I expected to be punished. The reason I left in the end was because said admin continued playing favors on his friends, being super strict with members fucking up but basically forgiving his friends, staff or not, ANYTHING. It pissed me and Silver off so much we decided to leave eventually. Not because we didn't like the job, not because we didn't like the admin, not because we didn't like the community,... but because I couldn't stand for what was going on anymore.
That's also why I try leading my groups, no matter if IRL (university, laboratory,...) or online (RP groups, forums,...) as objective as possible, and friend or not I expect especially of my staff to follow the rules.
There was a giant mess going on end of 2013 because I made an activity check among mods and there were two people who haven't done anything in months (I checked logs). Even though they said in the check they were still around just unable to do anything right now, I told them that if things go more smoothly for them, so they have more time once more, they can become mods again any time, just having to note me, but for now, since they were inactive, I'd remove them from staff.
Both of them immaturely blew the whole thing out of proportion, one of them seeming to just be butt hurt to not be mod anymore, the other being pissed that apparently I was being too unpersonal, sending her a note like that, expecting to be treated special because we knew each other IRL.
Again, maybe I'm just not the way other people are in that regard, but in my opinion it doesn't -matter- if you are friends with someone or not. If you are the leader of something, no matter if a business or even just an RP-group, it's your responsibility to treat everyone alike and not give out favors.
What hurt me the most in that I guess was, that people around, being friends me too, seemed to side with those two after all. They were their friends mainly I guess, talking more with them than with me, so in the end they heard their side of the story because they whined in journals, on tumblr and who knows where else while I didn't want to enforce drama and just remained silent, trying to solve these things personally via notes rather than throwing it publicly at everyone's face. The result? The people around that used to be friends with me too, were on their side simply because they had no idea about the facts, blindly believing every word that stood in those whine-journals and complaint-tumblr-posts.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but it still caused me to retreat RPing and writing mainly with my really close friends only, preferring Skype over chatrooms, making a new account even just to focus on the things -I- like to do, not having to feel like there is pressure on me by everyone's expectations and just returning to what I truly enjoy doing. It boosted my creativeness and enthusiasm again, but even up until today it sours my mood, preventing me from going much into chatrooms or handing my active Skype account to anyone.
None the less, SoC was, to me at least, a giant success. I loved it with all my heart, so even though I really only RPed with two or three people anymore, I didn't mind putting roughly 15 hours into each and every Story Flash, plus the time it took to draw the backgrounds, buttons, textbox, skit characters,... I didn't mind it at all. I also love Ethernitas' story, setting,... We put a lot of thought into the group, working on the story together,... but with how things are at the moment, I am just not sure if I have the strength to keep up all the responsibilities at the moment. I have exams coming up and this one is extremely important. I'm studying from morning to evening daily and still am afraid I might not be able to make it. Then on top of that, I am losing even more time because of my health condition. Then, in the back of my mind I am constantly reminded, the next story flash is due soon, so that means another 10-15 hours preparing time for that, meaning losing even more time... *sighs* It was a really hard decision but for the moment I had to remove the flashes for story missions, returning to written missions. OTL Feels awful considering how much I loved the look of them, especially the DS style but as things are, I just -can't- keep up with it. At the same time I'm not sure if I will ever make an open group anymore or just focus on private groups for myself and my friends mainly, just so there is no -reason- for enforcing rules if it is from friends for friends, so hopefully there will never be as much souring drama as there was in SoC and I can actually finally enjoy chatrooms etc again. =3=;
Just feeling really exhausted lately OTL And saw some things from the past popping up again yesterday as well and got frustrated all over again. And yet I still stand for it. I still will not change my ways. I am 100% committed to my projects and groups and will not change the way I lead them. Maybe I need to take a step back here or there due to IRL, but I won't stop or change because this is the way -I- think it should be and... well, if others disagree I can't help it. I can only be committed and give my all if I believe in how things are run.
Does that make me selfish? I mean, think about it. If you put as much time per week into something as I do for my groups, wouldn't you want it to be something you can stand behind?
I'm turning 26 in 7 weeks. I'm really trying to find my path in life at the moment, having to focus on my studies, but at the same time I really love RPing and will continue doing it as stress relief from university and work. I guess it is just one of these hard times that pull you down and make you extra vulnerable for old shit coming up.... *SIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHS*
Okay... done whining and ranting =3=; Can't believe anyone would read this whole thing until here eve;;; You guys really need a life //SHOT Three more weeks, then that important exam is over. Hopefully I will feel more creative then OTL Need to finish a few works I owe and then FREEDOM! //SHOT MORE
Managed to luxate my right shoulder a few days ago so now its completely wrapped up and bandaged so I can't move the arm at all anymore. *typing with left hand only atm*
This means I will be on a hiatus from this account, my active/RP account, Skype, Facebook and Twitter, so sorry if it takes a while to reply notes, PMs, etc.
For my buddies and Ether co-mods/-admins: If there is an emergency poke me on skype. I have my mobile on, but yeah... won't be able to type much at all.
Sidenote: Ethernitas enrollments are open! JOIN US!! //shot
Take care everyone!