1.) Mass Effect musings
To my fellow Commanders Shepard, I may or may not be indoctrinated. soundcloud.com/rig/old-machine…
No, I haven't forgotten.
Yes, I'm well aware that it's been roughly two years since I agreed to do so.
However, I've been so caught up and busy with other things (namely school, summer school, college, moving, etc.), that I fear I may have forgotten how to draw.
Your continued patience is appreciated.
(The same as above applies.)
Your continued patience is appreciated.
4.) Kingdom Hearts<.b> musings
Xehanort: No Heart+X
5.) Trying to come up with three distinct character profiles. I sort of have two down already, but I need a third to finish it off and go from there. Here's a link to what I have in mind, if anyone would like to volunteer support. Not mandatory, but would be appreciated. www.google.com/search?site=&am…
6.) Trying to come up with a design for a vehicle. Here are the main ideas I have in mind for it.
- For lack of a better term, it's a tank.
- It's closest analogue should be a Jeep, but not necessarily an on the market model
- Mainstream enough to be street legal and inconspicuous, but still imposing enough to run over/ through other vehicles
- "Turtle/ Tortoise"
7.) "Thank You" series
A series of short stories/ comics for a number of friends who stood by me in during a critical time in my life. To each and every one of you, I would like to say "Thank you, and Bless you". You may not have always agreed with me, but you were there for me nonetheless.
:iconChallckwaffle: (Title pending)
8.) "Entymology" series
A series dedicated to a number of friends, which will be single page short stories based on their names. Here are a few examples. (For those of you show I let this particular cat out of the bag in front of, shh. Don't spoil it now.)
"Beloved Warrior of the Narrow Path"
"God Hears the Red King"
"The Moor of Pompeii"
"Crowned House of the Citadel"
"Enduring Bearer of Christ"
"The Philosopher, God's Oath In the Valley"
9.) Fleshing out oc's and storylines
Okay, so I've been taking some time during my extended hiatus (from actually getting things done, not procrastinating, I know, I know) to hammer out the details of the various story lines for the multiple stories I'm working on.
Jasea (Formerly Haseo, renamed to help differentiate the oc from myself)
Rain (Formerly Rei)
Pheonyx ~ (Zs, I forgot her last name )
Storyline: (... I know who's in it, I know where it's going to go up to a certain point, I have a prelude down-ish, but when it comes to actually coming up with defining the series... I'll haf'ta get back to you all on this.)
(On prolonged hiatus until I determine a solid plot and storyline, otherwise, I'm just going to haf'ta salvege what ocs I can and discontinue this series.)
Epitaph of the Fallen
- Same Boat as Stray
- Needs A new name
- Focuses on "The Eight Avatars/ Guardians of the natural world and their "lives". Mainly pertains to their interactions with one particular race, the Unversed, and one specific member therein, R Redgrave.
- May or may not be retconned into a RWBY AU - Discuss with other members
- Get character profile up
10.) Getting out an ID profile for myself
- Nailing a solid design for my jacket
- Deciding on how my ears are going to work
- Getting a profile pic up
11.) Establish main oc character bios to avoid further confusion
- Myself, named so after one of my favorite anime/ manga heroes, Haseo from the .hack// series, and is a rearrangement of the letters in the name Hosea, the biblical prophet.
- Main protagonist of my series Stray. (Pronounced: "Ha"-"Say"-"Uh")
- Mass Effect oc, featured in Au fanfiction, "Co-Ops". On-going project in progress with *DragonoftheDark(Pronounced the same as "Joshua")
12.) More musings
- Anyone else notice that Shardis from Attack of Titan looks suspiciously similar to Master Xehanort from Kingdom Hearts? Seriously, tanned skin, yellow eyes, bald, goatee, khakis and a trenchcoat. I guess what they say is true;
Rule #1 of Kingdom Hearts: Everyone is Xehanort. (Coincidentlly, Rule #2 is everyone else is Sora.)
- I'm mad About Mass Effect, and not just because of the ending (but seriously, that ending was wrong on every level, like daytime television, reality t.v., and the state of the sorry estate of the American government). To those who are in the know, remember that whole dark energy subplot that went nowhere in ME2? Well apparently, that was what the main conflict of the series was supposed to have been built up to. Yes, the Reapers were still going to be the main antagonists, but in the dark energy story line, they would have had so much more character development; Dark energy was supposed to have been destroying stars, and to that extent, all life in the galaxy. This is where the Reapers come into play; they were the result of entire species being "harvested" into these enormous ships that were both synthetic and organic, and would be able to survive prolonged stasis in dark space, which is what the entire galaxy would have eventually been resorted to once all the stars went out.
In my opinion, this would have made the game so much more compelling; you weren't just fighting machines made by organics to save future organics from being killed off by future synthetics (c'mon Bioware, really? ), but the remnants of thousands of species that saw no future for themselves and felt there only means of survival was to become the Reapers.
What really upsets me about all of this is that here, the "Synthesis/Control/Destroy" ending makes sense. To the Reapers, there is no hope for organic life, and your rallying the galaxy behind you to stop them is costing this cycle precious time and lives that organics do not have. If Bioware had stayed with this storyline , so many more things would have made sense;
Saren came across Sovereign first, and became indoctrinated. He was trying to save all organic life by complying with the Reapers, hence, the same thing you would have done if you picked the Green ending. Even Sovereign's dialogue makes sense within this context.
The Illusive Man wanted to destroy the Reapers, but was also indoctrinated. However, this time the Reapers let him retain enough of his mind to believe he was still in control, even possibly giving him biotic powers. Even if this wasn't just a ruse on the Reaper's part to pull the wool over your eyes, you would still have to join the Reapers to Control them for the Blue ending, and by extent, will become part of their "consensus", provided the god child was even telling the truth, so you could possibly just end up having spared this cycle a total harvesting, only to be back to finish the job once you'd spent 50,000 years amongst them.
Anderson wants you to Destroy the Reapers, as the game has told you we had to do from the get go. Had Bioware stuck with this storyline, this would have made the three choice ending legitamately conflicting to the player, and not simply infuriating and/ or confusing. Maybe you are wrong and the Reapers are right, and they are the only way to ensure organic life survives, harvesting them every 50,000 years in an attempt to retain soe semblance of culture rather than going all out and collecting everything at once and becoming stagnant. Or perhaps you can go ahead and destroy them, fighting to last breath of the last organic to finding some way, some alternative to becoming living harvest ships.
"But hey, that's just a theory, a Game Theory! Thanks for watching."