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Just so you know...I'm really sorry for being so inactive and f*cking slow lately. I'm working on some pieces for others but some sh*t has been stealing pretty much all my energy so I spend half the day trying not to fall asleep. As you can imagine, not very helpful when you gotta draw.
But don't worry guys, I'm doing fine otherwise, I just need my body to learn to play along. I've even got my dream education pretty much within reach now so things are going pretty darn well for me. I actually feel that for once things are going just right in my life. I'm finally actively fighting some health issues that have been with me for almost a decade now, I'll soon be going back to school, I've got a wonderful hubby and to top it off there's this amazing girl that has been making me very happy lately as well. (you know who you are )
So...what's up with you guys?
Quite the AchievementFollowing the spirit of my current poll I figured it would be fun to talk about favourite achievements. There's been a few that really stuck with me for different reasons and I'll tell you why below. (might contain very light spoilers)
As always I'd love to hear about your faves as well! :)
Most of my faves are combat related so you can guess what I voted in the poll but you'll see that not all I chose here fall into that category.
'Goliath, Meet David' - allowed a Goliath to level up four times before killing him
Hands down my favourite achievement so far. The description is pretty straightforward, you have to let a Goliath reach at least 'GODliath' level before killing him. You'd think that's tough because he gets freakishly strong at that level but that's honestly not even the problem. Have a rocket launcher or bazooka ready and he's down with a couple shots.
Nightmare Mode?As of last night 2:15 a.m. another thing I can cross off my list.
I couldn't let that darn glitch that killed me last time sit on me so I instantly restarted the next day, breezing through every dungeon since I literally know them by heart now.
The day before yesterday I made it past the City if the Dead where I died the first time. That gave me such a boost that yesterday I completed everything from Earth to the Black Stone and finally the big boss, with a total completion time of 16:28:43. Can't say I'm not at least a little proud.
Now I'm really looking forward to continuing the Abyssal Forge and later on starting Demonlord Belial. That'll be so ultimately relaxing after Nightmare mode. xD
So how about you guys tell me about one of the things in a video game that has made you super proud? Some challenge you were incredibly happy to finally overcome? Some achievement you finally unlocked? Some generally hard game you managed to finish eventually? I'd love to hear about your
Worst programming error everI lived one of my most frustrating video game experiences yesterday.
Late last evening I basically reached the point where I last died in Darksiders II's Nightmare mode but to be sure those Abominations wouldn't get me this time I did everything I could to still reach level 18 before entering the room where they would appear. I had done all quests besides the Bloodless and the Spark of Life then so I pushed through the Bloodless one and collected my XP. That quest grants you a fat amount of them but I was eventually still missing about 600 to go to lvl 18. I started killing skeletons to fill that last bit but after a while I had to notice that I didn't gain any more xp from them. Like literally nothing.
Seeing as they were the highest level enemies on the overworld and baddies don't respawn in dungeons in this game I was left with one option: Go to the Scar. I told myself I wouldn't even have to defeat Ghorn, simply a handful of enemies would be alright. First few already brought me ve
I want to know all about your fave video gameThis morning I started a new save data in Darksiders II on the PC and while playing through the first level one of the many reasons why I love this game so incredibly much seemed particularly obvious. Now I'll get into that right away but since I don't want to just ramble your ears full, I actually want YOU to ramble MINE full this time too.
That means I want you to tell me all about YOUR N°1 video game, the one you love above all else. Don't go 'I can't decide between these one-hundred games' but really tell me about the ONE game that has a very special place in your heart. I want to know everything about how you got to know it, why exactly you love it so much, what makes you elevate it to first place, why you would recommend it, what kind of goodies relating to it you own etc etc.
Surprise, surprise, of course it's Darksiders II for me.
I could go on forever about how the music gives me goosebumps every time, how the voice actors (among others big names like Keith Szarab
Thoughts on ESOWell, now that the NDA has been lifted I'm free to share my opinion about the next installment of the Elder Scrolls series. Let me just say that I was really excited about this game, even tough I'm not a big fan of MMORPGs at all. I still thought it looked beautiful before I played it, was intrigued because you could now visit pretty much all of Tamriel, and I figured it's still a TES game with the same feel etc. Yeah well, not really.
I've been in the beta a while back already and made use of that chance over the course of a weekend. I tried, I really did and I really really wanted to like the game but I just can't. Sure, it looks kinda pretty but that's about it. Yes, I even just think it looks 'kinda' pretty. Compared to the previous games (even the ones as old as Morrowind), the game lacks ANY kind of soul. The character I created was a Dunmer so I started in Skyrim and later travelled on to Morrowind. The environments felt so extremely uninteresting, I don't even know how to prope
Plumbers and PsychosSo. Valentine's Day is once again coming up. Any of you guys got anything special planned?
I don't really buy into the big hocus pocus and consider it that much different from any other day of the year but it is kinda nice to do something special with my hubby. We've bought New Super Mario Bros. U today and will be spending all day tomorrow playing that together, comfortably nestled at home, no place we need to be. And for dinner we'll order sushi from this awesome place here in the city.
Also. I love Borderlands 2. No. I LOVE it. It's like so frickin' amazing, I don't even. Krieg really does kick ass and I don't regret my choice at all. I've also started a save data with Maya but haven't played very far yet. And somehow I can't wait to try out Gaige either. So much to do. OTL
I've also bought the GOTY edition of the first one yesterday at a local electronics store which had a deal where you buy two games for 10€ each and the third one would be free. So we grabbed Bo
Krieg!I really wanted to finish Dead Space and start Mass Effect.
Then Borderlands 2 happened.
Urban ApocalypsePrepare for lots of rambling about Almost Human, Riddick, Harry Potter (might contain light spoiler), Darksiders, Deadspace and Mass Effect, and promo of a fantastic artist who's open for commission.
First things first. Check out KawaiiBentoBox's commissions:
If you like vibrant, detailed and unique anime style and you've got some extra cash lying around, then seriously, go have a look!
Next. This should have been written last night already 'cause I was totally hyped about it but at the same time also too tired to still write a journal, oh well.
Almost Human. I've mentioned it before. This brand-new sci-fi cop show with Karl Urban in the lead. Holy Shit. We're nine episodes in now and I really liked the show from the start. It's funny, thrilling and atmospheric with the right touch of gruesome. BUT. Oh my gosh BUT. Now last episode they touched upon something about the world. The world it's set in. And it's left me so much on the ed
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 Mayit's 20 April
happy easter fellow members and also time for a new give away 8D
but first a very special thanks to my donators below we can continue holding these thank you guys for all the support
~~A big thanks to our donators for the Month April
(I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!)
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here yo
PE: How to Make Pixel CloudsHow to Make Pixel Clouds
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make pixel clouds. I have two different types of clouds I use depending on the piece; semi-realistic, and cartoon style. I will be showing you both today!
Let us start!
The semi realistic style can be done two ways, depending on if you are limiting colors or not.
First, I'm going to show you the way for if you do not care how many colors you use.
First you will pull out your pencil brush, as you would normally do when making pixel art, and set the color to white. After that, set the opacity to around 10%-20%.
Randomly brush side to side with the pencil, and then overlap some lines randomly as well.
Keep doing that until the cloud if about as big as you need it; it should look something like this.c:
Easter Egg GiveAway!(closed)
Winner will be announced 1-2 days. Stay tuned!
Narrowed it to five people. ARGH its so hard to decide! Almost there!
Prize: One person will win 100
How to qualify?
Draw an egg on Deviantart Muro using ONE of the following themes. It doesn't matter if it looks good or not, you will not be judged on how it looks but on creativity of how you use the theme below.
~You can choose one theme below!~
Theme 1: I'm a sexy egg
Theme 2: Shiver me timbers
Theme 3: Egg Fusion!!
So again, you have to use DEVIANTART MURO.
GOODLUCK AND HAPPY EASTER!!
Kiriban at 1.000.000 - CaughtIt's as simple as it gets;
Catch my 1.000.000th pageview and get a free head-shot sketch from your character (or any character that you like).
(Screenshot needs to be fullscreen and send to me by private message)
The kiriban is caught.
Anyone bother to explain me how it is possible that 2 people caught the exact same thing on screenshot???
After hearing from multiple people having experience with more than 1 guy catching their kiriban, I can only come to the conclusion that it's reasonable.
DA's counter is probably flawed, in the sense that it only counts an IP once. Which would lead people that spend hours refreshing my page, being able to keep track of the pageviews without actually influencing themselves. It's still kind of weird to think that kind of thing actually happens and people are
April Fools Caption Contest WinnersThanks to all participants from the April Fools Caption Contest! Without any further delay, here are the winners of each photo.
"Hey Charllllllieee! Lets go to Candy Mountain!" - Spiritdream12
"The cold never bothered me anyway." - puffugu
"How to make a Harry Potter Goblet of Fire bubble spell cosplay..." - GillianIvy
Cat: "That's it! This is the last time I look for a roommate on Craigslist!" - Sserenita
"And I want some cake... and some ice cream... and some hot fudge... and some chocolate milk... THEN you can have your sweater back!" - WDWParksGal
Fella: "He's right behind me, isn't he...?" - ShackledMuse
"What do you mean it doesn't look natural??" - Sserenita
"Ha! We got the blanket first!" - MiloticScale
"Life gave me melons.. and it was good!" - darkoracle21
"DAT ASS~" - Nox-ious
Alexandrasalas by Thiefoworld
100 and 500 points giveaway!!But first,...CONTEST!
:iconathenacykes: Is holding a contest and would be really helpful of you go check it out and more better if you enter! Thanks guys!
100 Points GIVEAWAY!!
For just faving this journal and make a journal about this giveaway for both 100 and 500 points(guess to win).
500 POINT GIVEAWAY!!
Are you sick and tired of competing your luck on more than 20-40(or more) people to win points??? WELL NOT ANYMORE!
Also... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLAY WITH ME! I`ve been planning to do this since my birthday!!!! *puppy eyes* It would make a girl happy like me right?
GUESS THE SONG TO WIN!
How to participate?
-Fave this journal (that means you participating)
-YOU have to tell about this giveaway in your journal too! (important, if not disqualified)(yes i do check)
1. All you have to do is watch me play songs from this video
2. You only have to guess the songs to win!
"[song title] - by(sing
DeviantART Compliments #94XxWicked
You are an amazing artist and one of my best friends on Da. You were one of the first people I talked to when I joined Da, back then you were an inspiration but now you help me continue to draw. Your drawings are always beautiful and they each have something special in them thats stands out from the rest. I hope you continue to do what you're doing and remember, if your feeling sad or hurt inside you can always talk. <3
There's a very special deviant everyone should know. HiddenLeafDragon is a good friend of mine, always has been and always will be. He's really funny, very sweet, and super nice He's one of those rare cool people with great skill and talent, and I think everyone should check out his page, because he's really worth the time.
Another deviant who seems to be a little sad lately is Toetag001 She doesn't use her account much anymore, but she's really in need of a cheer-up. She doesn't like attention, but she deserves it! She's a sweetheart and I
Recommend a Friend Project: Relaunch!Holy cow, it's finally getting relaunched! With a bit of a makeover that is Please be sure to read all the new info.
Introducing, the new place for RAF deviants(icon pending )
We now have a group! . Instead of being featured on my profile, your feature will be posted through the group. The concept is still the same, you just send suggestions to the group with all the information filled out (look below for more details). I will then create a journal featuring your friend, that will be up for a full week! The journal will feature five recommended friends. It will also include a tidbit about the recommended friend, including why you should check them out. Once a month, all of the suggesters will be featured in an epic roundup journal.
HOW TO RECOMMEND
Please send the group RecommendAFriend, a note titled
NES Contest and DD Suggestion DriveThere are two things I'd like to direct your attention towards:
1 | Gamers-NESt's brand new Contest
ripley4O77 is challenging you to draw a cross over between two or more NES games which can be chosen out of a list of ten games as part of the group's contest. Be sure to check it out right here since you can win some amazing prizes!
2 | SolutionsSanctuary's DD Suggestion Drive
Doing a selfless deed could very well be rewarded as part of this project: Suggest Daily Deviations and win points as well as some bonus prizes! Have a look at all the details in this article.
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