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Slow return to normality, but not just yet...Christmas has passed and a new year is upon us. Hectic days these past few months.
I've completed my first internship period with flying colors and next year is the final crunch in college.
I've been starting new projects on my end that should come to fruition as time passes. I need to finish my tank design, ship design, unit structures, rank charts and the new dropship design. I've also started a study of what different camo patterns would look like if they'd share the same color scheme (SURPAT) with approximately the same ratios.
Add to that a massive backlog of games I'd like to get off my list, including Dragon Age Origins and II, along with DLCs and add-ons before the release of Inquisition (300hrs or so of gaming ahead).
But once again World of Tanks has gripped me, thanks to clan activities and the latest challenge of grinding 700k experience points by week 3 to get a 50€ premium tank for free.
Couple that with general negligence/laziness that's been creep
BULK CRUNCH5 minutes to panic mode.
For the past two months I've been doing an internship four days a week 0830-1600, since the school period was "easy" now that most of my curriculum is done.
However, this does not leave much time for me to take care of my part in a school project. But I have a powerpoint to make for my group, and presentation's on friday.
2 minutes to panic mode.
On a good note, things should get a WHOLE lot easier next week, if not already this upcoming weekend.
But until then
Sporadic activity.Yeah, it's one of those periods again when I'm occupied by 50 different things at once.
Midsummer'sAnother Midsummer's is upon us.
Nothing really new happening except I'm inundated on all sides by having so many concurrent projects, many of which are on hold; several unfinished games; news and current affairs articles; and weekly gym quotas.
So I'm just gonna take the weekend absolutely chilling.
I've received very interesting stuff in the past week and I'll address them at the earliest opportunity.
I've also been walking through the eastern part of my home city and another environmental sample pack may very well be forthcoming.
"ALL THIS MEAT!"
I have no idea how they handle it...
I had all that meat with some of my friends and now we're all 5 minutes to grave-o'clock...
One wafer-thin thin mint away from exploding...
Work usedTounushifan brought to my attention that someone is selling t-shirts with one of TheFalconette's uniform charts based on my generic uniform base printed on them.
Since I have not heard of any word on this, nor do I think that TheFalconette has either, I think this is a case of art theft.
I have taken a look at this fellow's other designs, and they include images that are either the property of others or open-source stuffs, and I highly doubt they're meant to be sold.
The offender is user Smartturnout at Zazzle.
Be clear: I have never intended any financial use of the uniform designs I've made nor of their derivatives. Their purpose is nothing more than illustration.
So, I am contacting Zazzle about this vio
Agony ensuesYeah, having yet another busy period of study going on, so all projects here are on a slower schedule.
Also I have an appointment with a dentist to get my wisdom teeth removed. Joy.
Will write about that experience later on, though I suspect that either hijinx or sheer unbridled agony will ensue.
Kay, that didn't hurt. I mean at all. I'm serious on that. I really am. I am dumbfounded by this.
I feel like I've been lied to for years.
Some people are afraid of needles. I am not one of them. One year in the military made sure of that. And with modern pharmaceuticals everything after a tiny prick in the mouth (shut up) will not register. If there was any pain involved, it would've been the sound of the drill shrieking in my ears when taking care of another issue at the same go. But that must be because my ears are quite sensitive to high-pitched sounds...
But the freakiest part with the tooth removal... That damned crunch
Character design favorMe and my friends have been playing an rpg campaign with the RuneQuest ruleset on and off for some time, and we've finally managed to get some wind under it.
We have an established party of characters, with defined weaponry and armor, but we don't have any illustrations for our characters. We've tried to see if we know anyone IRL who could do some art, but thus far there hasn't been all that much luck on that account.
Anyway, I'd like to ask as a favor or an art trade for someone to make character illustrations for our party. There are three PCs and three more NPCs in our party, each with their own defined look.
Further details will be given as our players and RM give final descriptions of the characters, but the characters would be:
1/4-elf (human) knight
iron dwarf warrior
yellow elf windlord (a cleric)
There's the possibility for a seventh character as a PC, more info on that as that develops.
I'd do this myself, but I've specia
Women in Games #6Alice - American Mcgee's Alice
As a horror fanatic myself, I think this one really hits the nail on the head. Although the characters were based off of Lewis Carroll's novels, this game lingered more on the chaotic and twisted side.
The premise of the entire game is Alice battling with her insanity and doing her best to save Wonderland which in turn, is to save herself. Rather than being a helpless female lost in a dark and scary place, she takes on the role of brutally slashing and carving her way to the end. She takes no prisoners from start to finish. Being a young kid and playing this game, it really creeped me out, but seeing that Alice was full of tools to destroy her enemies just made me keep pushing through to the very end. From mallots to playing cards, every weapon had it's own way of creating bloodshed, and I loved every second of seeing her rip creatures to pieces!
The game also provides items that gives Alice the ability to change her form and give her strength and p
A Comparison Of Photography SitesHere is a comparison of different platforms for photographers, based on my personal experiences and observations.
reach all kind of peopleviews are okmuch interaction between users possiblecons
crowded platform, hard to get noticednot focused at photographyviews are ok, but not the best
focused at photographyvery good site designquality artwork can easily be discovered (more views in one day, then in months on deviantART)
few comments, but in good quality (not just "cool!")very active communityreached 1/8 of all my deviantART pageviews from 2 years in 2 DAYS
reach mainly other photographersdirect user interaction is a bit tedious
National Geographic YourShot
views are okchance to get your work include
Tablet Failure, College DreamOkay, so basically, I managed to get my hands on a Monoprice 19" tablet monitor for a screaming good deal. It's basically a Cintiq...but a cheaper brand. I figured it'd be okay and give me a chance to improve upon things while I save up the $2300 needed for a real Cintiq.
The sensitivity levels were okay, but it often needed me to push harder with the pen to get half or three-quarter pressure level, and it sometimes didn't want to finish the lines at the very spot I had pressed and lifted. Also, the colours were just awful. They seemed washed out, and there was a horrible viewing angle that I never want to repeat. UGH. The top was practically negative colours (like when you see an older monitor from an odd angle), and the bottom was washed out. The pen squeaked against the monitor's screen occasionally (which irked me to no end), and I found it harder to use than a regular ol' Wacom tablet. PLUS, I'm sensitive to lights (flickers are a BIG no-no for me, since I can end up ha
Destiny reviewTime for another game review, it's time for Destiny.
For those who don't know Destiny is the latest game made by Bungie, the creators of Halo. There was a lot of hype over the game and being a fan of Bungie's work myself I needed to play Destiny.
But the game is as good as they tried to convince us. Well given that the game is a mix up between a MMO and a first person shooter, it took me some time to play enough to see what is good and what is bad of the game.
Let's begin with what's good about the game.
As you start the game you can chose between three races and three classes. The races are merely cosmetic but the classes determine what abilities you will have. For now each class has two "subclasses" each with is own set of abilities that mainly consist of three types of grenades, one short range melee power and a special super ability being this the strongest and the one that take more time to charge.
The first thing where the game excels is the gameplay the game is played like any g
Women in Games #8Alis Landale- Phantasy Star
This 1988 title features Alis Landale, one of first female protagonists of RPGs. Ironically, this game uses a "trope" that a lot of people complain about. "I'm a male and my girlfriend/sister/mother died, so I need to venture off into this quest." Many people call this sexist and cliche, but check this- Alis's brother died at the hands of King Lassic's robot cops, which in turn, makes Alis' main goal to seek revenge for the death of her brother.
Boom, shoe on the other foot. It's a nice example that these "tropes" happen to both females, and males. Ironic.
Alis wields swords, shields, and has the ability to cast magic. On top of that, she is fully clothed and not exposed in the slightest. Looking for a strong female protagonist? Want her to have armor that makes sense? It exists! This game is for you.
Honestly though, this game set the stage for a lot of games in it's future, and is worth the time to give it a go. The story is easy to follow and simple
Will do this for points or AJ items!I'm currently doing nothing but my ask Silverclaw, so plz comment below with your username and I'll draw you and put it on DA!
Thx for actually reading this! And for reading, free reference . . . . . . 3 POINTS FOR GRYFFINDOR! But since I'm in Slytherin on Pottermore... 3 POINTS FOR SLYTHERIN! XD
Help me find out who I look like for a cosplay!!!Okay, so, I am going to be attending a Comic Con and I don't know who/what to go as. Here's 2 pictures of me. I know, I'm not too cute but still, help me find out who I look like! All answers welcome! I am around 5 foot 3, I have brownish blonde hair and will be dying it an odd color soon enough, I have bluish green eyes and yeah, thats' about it. http://gyazo.com/5fe61ac397f44e5e3a43eda3afd9cc22 and http://gyazo.com/be7b05b9e88fdabb7175d17a6000b8f2
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Assassin's Creed IV Review
+ Sailing mechanic
+ Assassination and combat are visceral and stealth is not even required for most of the missions
+ This time your current-time character works for the templars
+ Gives closure and more backstory on Desmond
+ The locations are beautifully rendered
+ MUCH to explore
- Camera is a bit wonky at times
- Ends on a non-ending, as far as current-time character is concerned
- Other than computers and notes, the Abstergo building doesn't offer much activity
- Online content felt tacked-on and wholly unnecessarily so
- Online content in the single-player campaign did not function for me, and the activities didn't unlock on my playthrough
+/- Combat was chaotic when crowded
+/- Many characters were introduced all of a sudden, and their initial relationships were left unclear
+/- Characters have lots of room for additional content, but it appears that this is being DLC'd
+/- Multiplayer added with rewards unlocked in the campaign
+/- The social media aspect with the companion ap
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