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anonymous asked:

Errr so geekycomtv called you out in a post saying some bad stuff about you (he? changed his username and its under the same name that I previously mentioned; it's under "About the Copyright Drama). Man, I'm sorry that these kind of people attack you and the other fanartists. You guys don't deserve this kind of treatment from them. You guys should be profiting from the art you create, not them. Once again, I'm sorry you guys have to go through this, but I admire how strong you guys are (Part 1)

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yea someone pointed it out to me the other day xD i’m not really bothered by it since he’s proven time and time again he has no idea what he’s talking about 8D [he also managed to compliment me in the notes of the post by saying i was 21 hahaha…i’m glad i pass as that young :P] 

and thanks! i think one of the best things about this fandom is how we all stick together and support one another when the jerks descend lol. but it’s also the saddest thing, because so many people are leaving the fandom thanks to art theft and jerks like this… it’s worse when the thieves are entirely unapologetic about it. i’m not sure they understand the impact it has to be used and mistreated that way ._. the lack of remorse really troubling. i wouldn’t want to know those people in real life lol


weekend is over so gonna catch up on my other asks in one go here lol

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HUZZAH!

Welcome to the DAI Tattoo and Blood Smear Import (+ Freckles) mod!

If you don’t care about any of the mod preamble and just want to know how to install it, you can skip down to the “installation” section; otherwise, read on! This mod contains two main areas of function, broken down as follows:

  1. Tattoos: This mod has imported all tattoos available to humans (and thus to your Hawke) in DAI. They work just like the regular tattoos from DA2, with all of the same color options, and will be compatible with any mods to grant additional tattoo colors or to add other custom tattoos. This is done for anyone who, like me, grew more attached to their Hawke’s DAI tattoos than to the one they chose in DA2 and/or was bothered by the tattoo inconsistency between the games. While I would love to do a reverse version of this and import the DA2 tattoos into DAI as well, I currently have no experience with the DAI modding frameworks beyond what was required to export these tattoos, and cannot do it at this time. If anyone does come up with a mod to import the DA2 tattoos into DAI, I will gladly link it here!
  2. Complexions: This mod has created 14 new complexions for your Hawke to use. This mod is meant to give you the ability to use all of the blood smear options offered by DAI. When DAI offered the blood smear options for custom Hawkes in DAI, I grew very attached to them, as I was able to give my Hawke both the iconic nose streak and a tattoo. Because DA2 doesn’t have a separate blood smear slider and there’s no way that I know of to add one, I created them as complexions so that they could be mixed and matched with the tattoos. In addition, as part of this mod, I created two freckle options - one for a smattering of freckles only over the nose, and another for full-face freckles. In addition to basic faces with these freckle options, I have replicated these freckle options for all blood smears, meaning it is now possible to give your Hawke a blood smear, freckles and a tattoo all at once!

A note regarding complexion textures: Due to the way I had to implement the blood smear options, all of the blood smear and/or freckle complexions are made using the second complexion of the base complexion slider (as that seemed like a neutral option that would suit all Hawkes.) I could fairly easily make additional complexions with the blood smear and freckle options to correspond to any of the other basic complexions; however, if I were to offer every single option for every single complexion, I would have to make at least 75 complexions, which could be made but would likely crash the complexion slider. As a result, if you are very attached to adding freckles and/or a blood smear to another complexion base for your Hawke, you can absolutely ask and I’ll probably upload it for you, but I will not be providing all possibilities unless they are specifically asked for. Similarly, this mod only offers the DAI-style blood smears; if you are particularly attached to using the DA2 style blood smear, there are other mods to do so (I recommend picking up the “Textures for CC” or “Textures for CC - Eyebrow Add-on” files offered here: http://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage2/mods/3930/?), but to the extent of my knowledge none of them add freckles, so if you are very, very attached to the DA2 style blood smear with freckles, shoot me the complexion you want as a base and the freckle type and I’ll probably upload that for you.

A note regarding permissions: I give blanket permission to extract and modify these files and use them in other mods or model exports as long as you credit me. You may also use them in any graphics or similar edits freely; I don’t require credit for these (and probably couldn’t really stop you even if I wanted?) but it’d probably be good to mention it so that other people can pick up the mod if they want. (Dropping a note letting me know you’re using it would feed my vanity nicely as well, but isn’t mandatory.)

Recommended Complementary Mods:

Natural Skin (gives you way more skin tones, something sorely needed with the rather lacking range in vanilla DA2):http://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage2/mods/2620/?

DA2-style Nose Smear for all Hawkes: http://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage2/mods/3930/? (You’re looking for the “Textures for CC” or “Textures for CC - Eyebrow Add-on” files. You may be interested in the companion face meshes, too, but beware if you have custom Hawke siblings, as I believe it can override their skin tone.)

INSTALLATION:

If you are using the Nexus Mod Manager: click that nifty “Install with manager” button.

If you do not already have any other mods that modify your character creator (meaning you do not already have a chargenmorphcfg.xml file in your “Override” folder), you may simply unzip this mod and copy and paste its files into your “Override” folder.

  • IMPORTANT: If you do not know where your “Override” folder is, it is found under the same Dragon Age 2 folder that stores your user data (this is the same Dragon Age 2 folder where any screenshots taken in-game will be stored). This will usually be found in your “My Documents” or “Documents” folder, in the “Bioware” folder, and is NOT the one found under your Program Files. This should  be the case for both Macs and PCs, but if you have wound up with an alternate filepath, try to find your in-game screencaps folder and navigate up to the “Dragon Age 2” folder. Once you are in this folder, go into “packages”, then “core”. There should already be a folder named “override” in here; if there is none, and are sure you are in the right location, you may create one. Once in the “override” folder, you can just paste the files there.

If you already have another mod that modifies your character creator: First, place the “DAI CC Imports.erf” file into your Override folder. Then find the “chargenmorphcfg.xml” file that is already in there (it may be within a nested folder; poke around). Once you have found it, you have two options:

1. You may use this tool - http://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage/mods/971/? - to merge your existing chargenmorphcfg.xml with the one provided with this mod.
2. You may open your existing chargenmorphcfg.xml file in Notepad or Notepad++ and follow these steps:

a.) Find the line that reads “</tattoos>”. On the line above it, paste the following code:

<!– DAI Tattoos –>

<resource name=“ImportedTats\dai_tat_01_0t”/>

<resource name=“ImportedTats\dai_tat_02_0t”/>

(The “<!– DAI Tattoos –>” is not actually necessary, but will make it easier to keep track of what is what.)

b.) Find the line that reads “</skins>”. Above it, paste the following code:

<!– DAI Blood Smears and Freckles –>

<!– No Smears, Only Freckles –>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidan0smrnsfrckl_0d”/>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidan0smrfullfcfrckl_0d”/>

<!– Nose Smear (Iconic) –>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidanssmrpln_0d”/>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidanosesmrnosefrckl_0d”/>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidanosesmrfullfrckl_0d”/>

<!– Eye Side Smear –>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidaeyesidesmrpln_0d”/>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidaeyesidesmrnosefrckl_0d”/>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidaeyesidesmrfullfrckl_0d”/>

<!– Not-Qunari Smear (the one that looks kinda like the Qunari warpaint but is for humans) –>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidantqnrismrpln_0d”/>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidantqnrismrnosefrckl_0d”/>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidantqnrismrfullfrckl_0d”/>

<!– Raccoon Smear (Look it was this or “Bucky Smear”.)–>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidarccnsmrpln_0d”/>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidarccnsmrnosefrckl_0d”/>

<resource name=“BloodSmearComplexions\mt_hed_kidarccnsmrfullfrckl_0d”/>

(I do not apologize for my comments.)

c.) Save the file. You should be all set!

As with all of my other mods, please feel free to contact me if you notice any issues or have any problems with installation, as well as if you have another requested complexion.

Happy DA2-ing!

mesmerizedbygreeneyes  asked:

how did you make the video?? ITS AMAZING! I know that you drew it but I'm wondering what program you used to edit it. YOUR ART IS AMAZING BTW

Hello! Thank you for your kind words! It’s called AviUTL. I answered a similar question here before:

http://mosaku-k.tumblr.com/post/113860410034/hi-i-saw-your-outer-science-parody-for-kurobas

The interface looks like this where you can use layers. I think you can make it as long as you have a video program that can use layers (and to be more particular, identify 3D space):

My screen is small so I have to budget the space available for my workspace. AviUTL is like GIMP where you have to put plugins and scripts for it to have more capabilities– and lots of users over at NicoNico and/or YouTube create scripts for AviUTL so it’s really convenient.

Like the BG with the hexagons:

I used THIS script for the hexagons to dance according to the music. I just edited the values to make it move a bit more like the original video because the movement for the image and the shapes are quite different in translation.

I saved this file as a video file first to “flatten” it so that the chorus file won’t take up too much physical memory. I’m just using a laptop so it overheats like 10x a day and I have to be careful. Also, that hexagon is used a lot for different choruses so it has a file of its own.

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I’ve been thinking about all the posts that went around the other day and JK Rowling’s announcement that James Sirius Potter was sorted into Gryffindor. I know she’s not planning on writing a series about the kids (and honestly I would rather she didn’t anyway), but the sorting was profoundly lazy.

Think about it. It’s September 1st, 1998, just a few months after the end of the War. People are still rattled, but as it goes the world turns ever on, and Hogwarts reopens after months of rebuilding. There are fewer students on the Express and on the platform, but it’s not really noticeable until they’ve reached the station near Hogsmeade. Older students stare nervously at the thestrals and the first years stare nervously at Hagrid. Their eyes have a wariness that only children who have witnessed war can have. In the Great Hall, the whispers start long before the first years even file in to be Sorted, because it’s hard to miss the lack of students at the Slytherin table.

The handful that are there have their eyes down, not meeting anyone’s eye. Slytherin, the House that turned tail and fled when it came to defending Hogwarts (forgetting the fact that they weren’t ever given the choice to stay), the only House that fared well in the past year and a half of Death Eater control of the castle. The House full of students whose parents fought on the wrong side of the War, whose relatives were responsible for the awful bloodshed and who were thought ever more as the Bad House. No good ever came from them, or so it seemed. So everyone said anyway, and no one was polite enough to say it out of earshot. The animosity was evident. So, painfully few Slytherins returned to Hogwarts that year, and the first years were more pale and shaky than usual, the Hat deliberating more than usual (what could it do when every student begged, “not Slytherin”?)

Years pass and the House grows in numbers as new students join each year, and people become somewhat less angry; the pain is dulled after all this time. But it’s not gone. James Sirius walks to the old wooden stool, every eye on him and whispers racing across the Hall like they did for his father before him. Named after two Marauders and members of the Order, half Weasley and the eldest son of Harry Potter himself, James comes from a heritage of Gryffindor.

He’s a bright young boy, every bit as brave as his parents, with the same casual disregard for the rules as his namesakes, a wicked pranking streak that brings uncle George endless joy, and a knack for flying that surprises no one. But he’s ambitious above all, having grown up the child of celebrities, he wants nothing more to make a name for himself. He’s not his grandfather, he’s not Sirius, he’s not either of his parents. And so, after several moments, the Hat talking in his ear longer than it ever did with his father, it declares, Slytherin!

There are no whispers. The Great Hall falls into dead silence as James Potter walks on shaky legs to a seat at the Slytherin Table. McGonagall is watching him with shrewd eyes and takes a moment before reading the next name on the list. The world does not end, and James Potter spends his next years under nearly as much scrutiny as Harry before him, and he too proves himself. He has the support of his family and of the friends he makes at Hogwarts, the wisdom from Teddy and Victoire, the energy of the Quidditch team (he’s the best chaser at Hogwarts since his mother). 

People don’t forget about the War, not really, but it’s James who changes minds about Slytherin House. They even win the House cup a couple of times during his seven years, and nobody is terribly put out.