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Current Residence: St Paul, Minnesota, USA
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Favourite genre of music: Alternative
Favourite photographer: MJRanum
Favourite style of art: Anything colorfull and evocative
Operating System: Windows XP Pro
Skin of choice: human female
Favourite cartoon character: Cheetara
Personal Quote: Being Human means you WILL F everything up sometimes. And that's ok.
This time the new(ish) quad system got infected. Badly enough that my only choice was to "format C" and reinstall Win7 on it. I managed to grab my DAZ folder first, but what-ever was destroying the system managed to delete my renders folder, so all of my WIPS for the last year+ are gone forever. Even more entertaining is that I can't figure out how to get the re-installed DAZ studio to recognize where my contents/runtime folder is in a place that Win7 can access it. I discovered that between XP and Vista they made a change so that Windows cannot access a programs Program folder from inside the program, you have to put everything that the program will use while running into another folder elsewhere on the computer. What this means specifically is that the models and textures and stuff that DAZ Studio uses while it's running must NOT be inside the Programs/DAZ folders. What I haven't been able to figure out though is WHERE they need to be for DAZ to correctly identify them. Or something. I'm just not sure what is wrong other than it SAYS I need to locate the folders in the Preferences menu, but when I do, it still can't seem to locate anything.

Waiting for DAZ help to contact me. O.O

Updated. I figured out where the "Virtual Store" folder that Win7/DAZ had been saving my new scenes and stuff into is at, and copied stuff to there. It's letting me load up SOME scenes, but not others. I'm taking a guess that the infection rotted out some of the data files so I'm using my "archive" contents folder from my old Dual Core machine to replace the seemingly corrupted one. With luck, after reinstalling the few new models I had loaded onto the new machine, I'll have things back working. So I'll have to reinstall the nifty boots that have shown up in a few of my newest scenes. Not that big a hassle to reinstall two items. I was almost convinced that it was the two boot models I recently installed and had loaded into almost every new scene that was preventing those scenes from loading.

And because somebody asked. I am using Avast Antivirus. It discovered NOTHING wrong during this whole ordeal. Every other program I had including SpyBot found stuff it didn't like, but Avast was completely happy with a system that would freeze solid and require rebooting after about 20 minuets of running nothing more than Win7. Avast quick searches found nothing, and the system could not be run long enough for an extended search without Win7 freezing solid again. MalwareBytes found 200+ items it didn't like, CCleaner found 100+ questionable registry items, and SpyBot found 100+ more items it didn't like. Not that I'm blaming Avast, the better the rep an antivirus has, the more hard-targeted they are by the people who write viruses so they can evade your security.
  • Mood: Confused
  • Listening to: Pink
  • Reading: Random D&D/Pathfinder books
  • Watching: my brain melt down
  • Playing: with my belly button
  • Eating: my heart out
  • Drinking: Dew.

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badass-artist Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Very welcome sir, I did a run-thru of your gallery, lots of interesting stuff. :)
creativeguy59 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I had to return the favor. :)
creativeguy59 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves and the comments I like it when folks give back feedback and chat about what they like thanks!
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Ditto. You did a good job with the concept even with the different mediums you used. I'm not entirely sure what it is that intrigues me about the concept, perhaps something about the idea of beautiful girls unable to escape or something. I really like seeing the female form in various forms of bondage though. :)
creativeguy59 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I like both myself. I do a bit of bondage work off site. I should be do more here just hasn't been what I did with this account usually :) 
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
It would definitely encourage me to pay more attention to you. ;)
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BioFlashRock Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

just wanna ask what was all that bullcr*p about with banjax

im merely asking because I create my own lego things designed by me and so on

and so does he.

Im just wondering what your motives are so I don't irritate people that have the same views as you in the future.  

WickedPrince Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
The BS was my being irate at him for getting down on another artist because he thinks her art is unworthy of a Daily Dev. I don't care what you do that you call art, it's all fine with me until you start getting shitty on other artists because they are more popular than you are.
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