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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
PREMIUM + POINTS GIVEAWAY /Project EARNPREMIUM MEMBERSHIP & POINTS GIVEAWAY
AS PART OF PROJECT EARN
Prizes: 3 month premium membership, 1 month premium membership, 300 points
I told you a new giveaway was coming! This time I do it to spread the word about my current dA project PROJECT EARN which focus on encouraging awareness in different topics every month. The current topic is about bullying and everyone is welcomed to participate! Read more here: Project EARN introduction
This will be my 3rd giveaway and it will work the same way as the other times. The difference this time is that you have the chance to win a 3-month premium membership!
1st: 3 MONTH FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (1 winner)
2nd: 1 MONTH FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (2 winners)
3rd: 100 POINTS (1 w
NEW CONTEST: Draw Izka or Amelia!!So I decided to open a new contest, draw either one or both of my original characters: Izka & Amelia!
I really hope you will be interested in entering
~~~~~~~~~CHARACTERS: Izka and Amelia~~~~~~~~~
Click the image below for more info about the characters!!
- Draw my Original Character: Amelia or Izka, or both girls.
- You can draw only one girl or both together.
- You can add your own original characters to the picture as long as theres Amelia or Izka in it! (or both)!
Especially animals or creatures, since both girls love animals/ creatures a lot!
-Please draw Amelia with her bunny ears & tail
And then I returned...It's been a while since I've been actively online.
But even though temporary, it did changed my perspective on some matters.
It's weird how much the internet can become an influence, and how this process goes so unnoticed. At a certain point the countless voices of people around you blend into a continuous buzz. A buzz that you soon get so familiar with that you forget there was a life before it. I guess that's what social media does in general; creating a buzz. An artificial need for you to continuously be online and check your messages, because you might just miss something otherwise. Life, in general, has become so infused with the internet that it sometimes scares me. I'm part of the internet industry. Hell, I even made it my job! But even I sometimes find myself wondering where the time has gone that I could work on an artwork for hours straight, without feeling that creeping itch to check my messages.
The last few weeks before the break, I've repeatedly felt bad about
The World's Grumpiest Charity CollaborationThe long wait is over! The new charity collab is officially OPEN!
Take a close look at my previous collaborations:
Honoring our antagonists/supporting antagonists
Celebrating Kirby's Anniversary
Biggest collab on deviantART by far with 270 people!!
I am happy to announce the next theme!
Grumpy Cat is the theme of this collaboration!! Let us honor the world's grumpiest cat and raise money for the Animal Shelter!!
For every submission I get, I will add $0.50 to the pool. That money will be sent to the SPCA right here in Swift Current. this is a "no kill" shelter and the are in a bind right now. Every grumpy cat will be for a good cause! Help me reach 200 people again! If I get 200 submissions, I will donate 50 do
~500 Points GiveAway!!!!!!!!~:icondragonhi: Hi everyones!!
Finally I have the necessary points to make a little giveaway, for the members of this group.
The points are from my personal points box.
Only one will can win this special price.
Addicional Gifts: I will raffle 3 free commission beetwen the participants too (exept the winner)
How Participe? Is very simple
1. Watch me SolKorra :iconsolkorra:
2. Fave this draws
3. Comment this journal with the word "Done".
4.If you want participe too for the 3 free commissions, comment with th
New Contest - donate prizesTwo Themes Contest
new contest and this contest we will do differently because it was very difficult to choose 1 theme among the 20 suggestions made, then will have two themes, and you can choose which theme to make your entry.
and the themes chosen are :
My friend is a monster (can be a fantasy creatures)
choose your favorite theme for you to make your entry. and do something creative, because jurors will judge creativity.
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:
We Are Resurrecting!:iconwriters-workshop:
Following our previous journal on our zombifiction revival, I am pleased to say it is crazy enough to have a go! I don’t expect every one of our 1500 members to get involved, but even if there is a handful each time getting some good out of this, then that’s one handful getting a better attack on their writing and understanding their niches. These groups hold a great opportunity to explore and stretch even the more experienced writers, and I believe that’s what made this group so good to begin with.
The Plan Batman
So here is my plan.
In May, we will hold a new workshop. The entire workshop will be encapsulated in one month: 2 weeks to write, 2 weeks to workshop.
Week 1, Day 1: Workshop brief is launched and you have 2 weeks to submit. The standard to what you submit can be anything from a rough draft to something you have worked on, it doesn't even have to be complete yet. (Please ensure you pu
Caro the Nightwolf Contest! Comment to Enter!Are you ready for this?
Carolyn the Nigthwolf's 5th year anniversary contest ! WOOT WOOT!!
Comment if you are going to enter!
What will you have to do?
Draw Carolyn the Nightwolf (main thing, you need her XD)
You can do her with whoever (it could be an old friend, it could be Ticker the Zebra, Static, Her star buddy!)
1. It can be a drawing (pixels to traditional to digital), song or animation. (I don't want stories ^^' I just don't really read! I'm sorry!)
(if you have another form you want to tell me about, do so)
2. No bases or recoloring, however you can reference a photo if you need a part of something (like tree settings)
3. Keep it PG ^^' (I don't need to know what my character has under her clothes)
4. Make it by the deadline, if your tablet breaks, I'm going to help you out with time the best I can !!
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014
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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Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More