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So I haven't written a journal in like nine months. I'm still on this site all the time, but I've just been neglecting this part of it for some reason. Well, that and I haven't been very inclined to renew my premium, so I'm probably going to lose my journal skin. Oh well, to hell with it for right now.

So anyway, the following is a list of fantasy worlds I'm familiar with, and the order in which I would want to/wouldn't mind living in them. I believe it was George R. R. Martin who described most fantasy works as being akin to "Disneyland for the Middle Ages," so I just started thinking about it recently. In order of 1 - being most want to live in/akin to freakin' Disneyland, and last being a miserable hellscape (I'd probably kill myself if I were I trapped there). I'm also going to try to leave out stuff that is arguably 'technically' fantasy (like Pokémon), but not what most people would think of when it comes to fantasy (like knights and magic and stuff). Note that this isn't about what fantasy works I like best, but just how easy it seems like their worlds would be to live in.

1. Azeroth (WarCraft Universe)
2. Hyrule (TLoZ Universe)
3. Middle Earth (LotR/Hobbit Universe)
4. Tamriel (The Elder Scrolls Universe)
5. Spira (Final Fantasy X Universe)
6. Gaia (Final Fantasy VII Universe)
7. Thedas (Dragon Age Universe)
8. Wraeclast (Path of Exile Universe)
9. Sanctuary (Diablo Universe)
10. Westeros (Game of Thrones/ASoIaF Universe)
11. Lordran/Drangleic (Dark Souls Universe)

It's not a totally exhaustive list, and I get the feeling I'm forgetting something(s) major. If anyone's out there though, I command you to discuss! ...and/or post your own list.
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Reading: ASoIaF - A Feast for Crows
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Drinking: H2O

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Starfire by Trichardsen

This is a hard one for me to critique because I'm not a photographer, and there aren't enough elements under your control in this type ...

I'm not sleepy!! by cheslah
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This looks like some professional grade work to me. I'm not a photographer, but from what I do know I can't really find anything wrong....

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1. Say something negative about at least one of the pieces I share.

2. Number and share as many of your own pieces as you like (although I would suggest you post ones that you struggle to find fault in).

3. I'll return the favor by saying something negative about at least one of the pieces you've shared.

4. If someone else (besides me) replies to your reply with their own negative comment and artwork, you have to return the favor by saying something negative about at least one of their pieces.


Why be such a Negative Nancy? :noes:

Everyone gives compliments, nobody wants to offend, and everyone wants to be nice. As a result, many aspects we could potentially improve upon go unnoticed (no matter how large or small they might be).

Nuts to that I say! Let's do a thing where everyone is required to say something negative instead.

Have fun! Here are mine:

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    Mr. Moody Pants by Corvalian

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    X by Corvalian
So I haven't written a journal in like nine months. I'm still on this site all the time, but I've just been neglecting this part of it for some reason. Well, that and I haven't been very inclined to renew my premium, so I'm probably going to lose my journal skin. Oh well, to hell with it for right now.

So anyway, the following is a list of fantasy worlds I'm familiar with, and the order in which I would want to/wouldn't mind living in them. I believe it was George R. R. Martin who described most fantasy works as being akin to "Disneyland for the Middle Ages," so I just started thinking about it recently. In order of 1 - being most want to live in/akin to freakin' Disneyland, and last being a miserable hellscape (I'd probably kill myself if I were I trapped there). I'm also going to try to leave out stuff that is arguably 'technically' fantasy (like Pokémon), but not what most people would think of when it comes to fantasy (like knights and magic and stuff). Note that this isn't about what fantasy works I like best, but just how easy it seems like their worlds would be to live in.

1. Azeroth (WarCraft Universe)
2. Hyrule (TLoZ Universe)
3. Middle Earth (LotR/Hobbit Universe)
4. Tamriel (The Elder Scrolls Universe)
5. Spira (Final Fantasy X Universe)
6. Gaia (Final Fantasy VII Universe)
7. Thedas (Dragon Age Universe)
8. Wraeclast (Path of Exile Universe)
9. Sanctuary (Diablo Universe)
10. Westeros (Game of Thrones/ASoIaF Universe)
11. Lordran/Drangleic (Dark Souls Universe)

It's not a totally exhaustive list, and I get the feeling I'm forgetting something(s) major. If anyone's out there though, I command you to discuss! ...and/or post your own list.
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Reading: ASoIaF - A Feast for Crows
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Drinking: H2O
I can forgive all the fan art. I can even forgive the daily front-page submissions of avatars based on its characters (some of which totally seem like rip-offs of SadistSkunk's avatars anyway, except less brutal).

I mean, it's an indie game in the horror genre. Not an easy genre to pull off to begin with, but it was also made by like one guy, and it doesn't even have to resort to gore to accomplish its thrills. He totally did something different, pulled it off, and even created some very iconic characters in the process. To top it off, the game is also very accessible. It runs on a variety of platforms, even fairly old computers, and its price tag is quite low to boot. This is pretty awesome and commendable stuff, and he must be some kind of genius, right?

Wrong! Wrong I say!!

I bought the first one on a Steam whim... on sale... like back in October (I don't care if it was already only about $8, everything goes on sale on Steam eventually, I'll only buy at full price if I'm super stoked to play the game right away). In video game terms, that wasn't that long ago, but I haven't even had a chance to play it yet before a sequel came out and another sequel is on its way.

As far as I can tell, these "sequels" aren't doing anything different. It's like the guy literally took the same build for his game, along with most of the same character models, and just... built another level with it. That's all fine and dandy, but don't market it as a sequel. Make it an expansion pack, or a DLC... and charge like two bucks for it like a decent fucking human being. Fuck knows you didn't spend as much time on these sequels as you did on the first one, so at least don't create the same expectation. For fuck sakes man, I mean come on...

Basically this guy is Disney/Marvel. He's taking an awesome-cool thing he did, that inspired a lot of awesome-cool people, and flooding the market with it until it runs straight into the ground. The difference is that at least Disney/Marvel knows how to spend the money on good actors and directors to try and keep quality standards up. I don't know what this guy's spending his profits on, but it ain't anything similar!

He's milking his flavor of the... quarter for all its worth, and you're all playing right into his fiendish plan!


TL;DR: There are too many nights at Freddy's, please make a real sequel before you release more.


:iconindigodeerplz::iconsaysplz: *sigh* More contrarian bullshit from this guy...



Bones Complaint: This cold sucks. I've got body aches, fits of coughing, a sore throat, nasal congestion, and even a headache or two. It's so bad, I can pretty much feel it in my bones at this point...
sort of welcome to the new age, welcome to the new age at this point... pretty much radioactive, radioactive and stuff! 

I also think this DayQuil is making me high, sorry. ...No I'm not sorry.
Portrait Render by Corvalian
Portrait Render
Here's a close-up/portrait version of the model. I intend to mess with this in Photoshop a bit to see if I can get a more polished image and fix some of the anatomical problems. I may even color/texture it up and update my avatar with it if all goes well. It can be pretty difficult and time consuming to get everything looking right with faces in Maya, but maybe I'm just not that good at it yet. :P I'd really like to give Zbrush a go one of these days for something like this, but unfortunately they charge an arm and a leg for their program. Even the student version is like $500, so I haven't really touched it... yet. :paranoid:

Good guy Maya though, offers program free to students as long as they don't sell what they make. Feelsgoodman.jpg

Full-body render here: Smoothed Alien Mesh

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Mary-Draws Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woops never mind... nice page:heart:  
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
:o

Now I'm wondering what you said.
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Mary-Draws Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I gave you one of these  :starethrust:  but I didn't mean to.  It was for the other guy on my thread.  I was reading your journal on blocks and forgot where I was for a min. :heart: 
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
oh, word :P
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UriahGallery Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the :llama:!

-Jonathan Uriah Denney
Nature and Wildlife Photographer
www.JonUriah.com  - www.Facebook.com/UriahGallery 
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IceLaws Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool art btw :icondancingjesusplz:
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
thank you :D
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IceLaws Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AYE :d
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Maj0rMareMolester Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to spam message this. Forgive me Corvalian-san.

I've aparently already given you a llama. I was going to re-gift you but it's impossible.
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Corvalian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
:iconnelsonplz:
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