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Give Me Love by WickedPrince
Give Me Love
About the last movie I saw in the theaters was Desolation of Smaug. The final song "I see Fire" by Ed Sheeran got me over to youtube where I found this gem: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOjdXS…; I decided I wanted to try a shot at my interpretation of the gothic modern Cupid girl. This is one of my first finished scenes done with DAZ4.9, though I'm being driven bonkers by iRay. It seems it likes to over-ride any lights you want to use. Another scene I'm working on uses essentially the same lighting but it's completely drowning the scene in shadows.

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DAZ4.9: Aiko3 and various bits, please ask.
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DOS1aParty by WickedPrince
DOS1aParty
I found some errors in the original render after posting it, entertainingly before I could do anything much about it Win10 decided to update and wiped out my install of DAZ2.3 and DAZ no longer supports the older versions AT ALL. My old product code no longer works, making a new install essentially unusable as it refuses to save any settings. So I'm being forced to learn DAZ4.9, which is actually a good thing. I still have to figure out IRay - it doesn't like the old reflection maps and sometimes flakes out with transparencies. So while I figure that out I'm using the older rendering tool, which is still pretty good.

When I tried pulling the scene into 4.9 there were all sorts of bugs with clothing - specifically the towel-wrap skirt I had used for most of them. I couldn't get it to fit right for Macha and Madora. And for some reason none of the skirts I'd originally tried with Bairdotr would show up in-scene. I tried re-loading a couple and they worked, but the towel-wrap one refused and so did the one I'd used in the previous render. I'm not sure what that is about, but it required making a few changes. I also decided to swap out the shillelagh-club that Macha was using for a blade that more fitted what I now have her using.  I found her some better blades that work better for her combat specialties.

I've gotten a bit further into the game, but I keep taking breaks to do other things like rendering and watching movies and such. I keep finding myself wanting to create and try a different starting pair and starting over. But so far I only have two parties I am playing with. I might try setting up a render with the second one.

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DAZ4.9: Aiko3 and various bits, please ask.
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Divinity OS 1st Party by WickedPrince
Divinity OS 1st Party
I picked up the game a few months ago when it was on sale. The expanded revised version with better conversations and stuff. I also just recently picked up the Sword Coast Legends game. Both are pretty cool but Divinity is far better. You get to play with the synchronicities and relationships between elements. For instance wet people can suffer increased effects from electricity, people who are soaked in oil suffer more from fire. So the combination of water and air (electricity) magic is good, as is the combination earth (oil) and fire magic. The fifth form of magic is witchcraft which mostly includes buffs and de-buffs.

I started several parties actually while testing different things and exploring. At start you get to craft two characters to work as a pair, then find henchmen to round out your party. One of my ideas was to more or less duplicate my favorite Diablo2 team - the Assassin with Rogue Archer companion. After a couple false starts though I decided to switch the archer for a spell-slinger. One of the starting classes is the Shadowblade, which is a good replacement for the D2 Assassin. The Shadowblade uses a mix of Air and Witchcraft magic and Scoundrel skills and roguish two-dagger fighting. Starting Air power allows them to teleport to an enemy and strike them, then bounce to up to two other enemies nearby also damaging them. Witchcraft gives them a Vampiric Touch effect that steals life energy from an enemy and heal themselves. Scoundrel gives them a stealth power that lets them become invisible for a short time. A roguish talent gives increased damage when using lighter weapons while in stealth. Macha, the girl left of center with the dagger and club, is my Shadowblade. She's using the club off-handed because I found a powerful one that gives her a chance to knock down enemies, and another of her talents gives her increased damage to enemies who are knocked down or suffering one of a few other penalties. Bavd, the girl to the right of center, is my dual-wand wielding mage. She's an Air, Water and Witchcraft caster. Air includes some electrical attacks that can stun enemies, especially if they are wet because you rained on their parade with your Water magic just before shocking them. Water magic has the best healing in the game along with a rain spell that's useful for putting out fires. Witchcraft has the only resurrection spell in the game, although it doesn't come for a long time, but it's a good idea to build towards it I think. That leaves my two henchmen. Bairdotr is the archer on the far left. She's an orphan that was raised by a bear and taught about humans by a reclusive wizard who discovered her wandering in the wilds near his home and befriended her. Her friend mysteriously disappeared, and she's trying to find help in finding him which is why she joins your party. Madora is the great blade fighter on the far right. Like your characters she belongs to an order called the Source Hunters. More on that in a bit. Her superiors tried to retire her a few years ago but she wasn't having it, so they assigned her to a small town that they thought would keep her out of trouble. Then a tribe of Orcs attacked and she barely escaped. Now she needs help in rescuing her town, so she's joined up with you to help you with your mission so you can then help her with her mission. Now, Source is an energy that can be used to power magic, but it's not the only source of magic, it's just the strongest. Originally Source was a creative healing power, but it became polluted and now all users are corrupted and vile, so an order called the Source Hunters hunts them down. This makes Source Hunters a lot like Witchers and the Diablo 2 Assassins whose purpose was to hunt corrupted mages and the Dragon Age Templars as well. Madora tends to see things in black and white, and sometimes sees Source connections that aren't there - a fanatic - but she's willing to follow your lead. There are two other henchman not pictured because they aren't in this party: Jahan the demon-hunting mage and Wolgraff the mute rogue whose voice was stolen by a Sourcerer and who has always dreamed of becoming a Source Hunter, but the order refused to take on a mute.

So far I'm investigating the murder of a local councilman via Sourcery and trying to uncover what a cult is doing hunting strange Star Stones. We've discovered that we (the two primary characters) are connected to two ancient guardians who have gone missing, and also connected to Astarte the "goddess" of Source, and a terrifying black dragon that's eating Time. The Star Stones are connected to us, and the cult seems intent on keeping them from us. The cult uses undead and has some sort of influence with the Orcs. Strangely enough the Orcs and Undead don't seem to get along very well, they seem to be at cross purposes quite often even though they both seem to work for the cult.  There is also an adventuring hero troop called "The Fabulous Five" who are in the habit of hiring local talent to perform quests on their behalf and then running out of town with the rewards, leaving their junior members to scratch up the coins to pay for funerals and such. Our main contact in town is a local wizard who has the strange ability to turn into a cat, or is he a cat that can turn into a human? We're not really sure on that point. Madora doesn't trust him because cats can see in the dark, which to her reeks of Source. ;)

There is more going on but I haven't uncovered all of it yet, and I'm only about 1/4 of the way through the game based on the fact that max level is 20 based on experience, and my party just made level 6.

I've been considering trying to build a render for Sword Coast Legends too, but Dwarfs are a bit tough with my preferred models.

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I'm still using DAZ2.3 - going to try doing some revised renders with 4.9. And using Aiko3 and Hiro3. If you see anything in my renders you are interested in, please ask. :)
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 A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying, and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, just not to rip it. Then she then had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, They may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message had hit home. Copy and paste this if you are against bullying.


     Let's see who will actually re-post this. This is a test to see who's paying attention. Copy and re-post in your own journal. Let's see who the real people are. Re-post this if you care about this kind of situation. Don't reply... just copy and paste this in a new bulletin as "Fake Deviants."

Ok, so I didn't originate this, but it's a subject I completely believe in. I suffered through bullying and harassment from everybody from my stepfather on out. My mother stood by and allowed it, and frequently reinforced it by making me feel like it was all my own fault. In time I came to realize that my stepfather's problem was that he was an ass, and couldn't accept his own faults. His first wife not only divorced him because of his emotional abuse of her and their children, she got a court order preventing him from having any contact with her or the children. This was back in the 60's, when no court in the country would deny a father his right to see his children, but HE was denied. I remember that my own father was in some ways worse, not only was he verbally abusive but he reinforced it with physical abuse too. This is why my mother eventually divorced him. I have long suspected that she got pregnant with me as a means to force my father to grow up, and when it didn't work she blamed me for failing her, even though I was just a tiny child, barely two years old when she divorced him. The difference between the two was that somewhere along the line my stepfather learned that physical abuse was not going to be tolerated so he restricted himself to verbal/emotional abuse.

This raw start at life lead into other problems, arguments with other children that brought around more bullying. In the end my spirit was nearly completely crushed. My hopes that life would get better were always stymied by my own terrors of having the past repeated.

I don't know how or even why I managed to survive until I turned 54 back in August. But I'm still here, and for some odd reason I still care about others and hope that others manage to find a better life. I'm not religious, but God bless, you, every one.

As we roll into the holiday season, be well, and take care. 
  • Listening to: Muse: Madness
  • Reading: Random D&D/Pathfinder books
  • Watching: My head spin with the new video card
  • Playing: with my belly button
  • Eating: my heart out
  • Drinking: Dew
A little Wicked
Running a quick Halloween pic way early because I had some ideas and this was one of them. :)

I was chatting with my roomie earlier and he invented a new word: "Post-humorously" - I think it means "after the laughter has died." :D

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DAZ2.3: Aiko3 with Glamorous Aiko morphs and clothing.
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Personal Quote: Being Human means you WILL F everything up sometimes. And that's ok.
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 A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying, and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, just not to rip it. Then she then had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, They may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message had hit home. Copy and paste this if you are against bullying.


     Let's see who will actually re-post this. This is a test to see who's paying attention. Copy and re-post in your own journal. Let's see who the real people are. Re-post this if you care about this kind of situation. Don't reply... just copy and paste this in a new bulletin as "Fake Deviants."

Ok, so I didn't originate this, but it's a subject I completely believe in. I suffered through bullying and harassment from everybody from my stepfather on out. My mother stood by and allowed it, and frequently reinforced it by making me feel like it was all my own fault. In time I came to realize that my stepfather's problem was that he was an ass, and couldn't accept his own faults. His first wife not only divorced him because of his emotional abuse of her and their children, she got a court order preventing him from having any contact with her or the children. This was back in the 60's, when no court in the country would deny a father his right to see his children, but HE was denied. I remember that my own father was in some ways worse, not only was he verbally abusive but he reinforced it with physical abuse too. This is why my mother eventually divorced him. I have long suspected that she got pregnant with me as a means to force my father to grow up, and when it didn't work she blamed me for failing her, even though I was just a tiny child, barely two years old when she divorced him. The difference between the two was that somewhere along the line my stepfather learned that physical abuse was not going to be tolerated so he restricted himself to verbal/emotional abuse.

This raw start at life lead into other problems, arguments with other children that brought around more bullying. In the end my spirit was nearly completely crushed. My hopes that life would get better were always stymied by my own terrors of having the past repeated.

I don't know how or even why I managed to survive until I turned 54 back in August. But I'm still here, and for some odd reason I still care about others and hope that others manage to find a better life. I'm not religious, but God bless, you, every one.

As we roll into the holiday season, be well, and take care. 
  • Listening to: Muse: Madness
  • Reading: Random D&D/Pathfinder books
  • Watching: My head spin with the new video card
  • Playing: with my belly button
  • Eating: my heart out
  • Drinking: Dew

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:iconsteveharmon:
SteveHarmon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Professional Artist
Greetings:D (Big Grin) 
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
Hello, what brings you here? :D
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SteveHarmon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Professional Artist
Have not been on here in awhile just started looking around thought it was time to make some friends. Some things on here i don't understand but trying to learn. Just thought i would say hi...
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Sure thing. Let me know if I can help at all. :)
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
ElynaLilyarel   - what a moron, she posted the below comments and then blocked me. :P
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ElynaLilyarel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
Gross
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Hehm? If you are trying to troll me, why don't you elaborate so I have something to sink my remaining teeth into?
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ElynaLilyarel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
And you are?
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chellethecat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Knowing what a fan you are I thought I'd share this with you from another artist I watch
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Awesome, thank you. :)
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