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ashtonw last won the day on July 19 2014

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  1. It's a fight she won't win. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it would be better if the artist just accept it and let everyone enjoy her work for whatever purpose they deem most satisfactory. In this day and age, the audience wins, the end. Every alternate portrait in this thread that is sourced from an unnamed artist is proof of that. The creative commons is common to all regardless of the wishes of content creators, and there is no taking it back the moment the pixels hit the network. do you think if you're a big enough **** to her she'll give in and "set her work free" according to your "mandala code" or whatever, or are you just doing it for the pleasure of being a ****? is it so hard to credit someone's work? her name is already on the image! it takes more work to erase it! I'd rather convince someone through calm rational discourse then resort to insults and superlatives. I'm simply relating reality. If you review my posts I haven't explicitly broken her wish to preserve copyright, merely suggested that such efforts are fruitless and damaging. It honestly makes me sad to see to see another artist get upset about this sort of thing. She is very talented, and It would be tragic if she stopped producing artwork because of a misconception regarding how content ownership works in the age of information. yeah I'm pretty sure it's the people being raging aholes that are more likely to stop her producing work, but you keep on mr rational "mandala creed."
  2. It's a fight she won't win. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it would be better if the artist just accept it and let everyone enjoy her work for whatever purpose they deem most satisfactory. In this day and age, the audience wins, the end. Every alternate portrait in this thread that is sourced from an unnamed artist is proof of that. The creative commons is common to all regardless of the wishes of content creators, and there is no taking it back the moment the pixels hit the network. do you think if you're a big enough **** to her she'll give in and "set her work free" according to your "mandala code" or whatever, or are you just doing it for the pleasure of being a ****? is it so hard to credit someone's work? her name is already on the image! it takes more work to erase it!
  3. Happy, no, but I don't like them immensely depressing, which is the only ending I can see for a woman in the Legion, Longknife's optimism notwithstanding. Plus playing a woman who's walking past legionaries at the Fort who are coming out with creepy comments about how attractive some of the new slaves are... her ignoring that and continuing to support the Legion just feels borderline sociopathic. If you all feel differently, that's fine; this is just some feedback from one female fan who informally polled a few of her friends and found the same - that we just weren't able to really get into a Legion playthrough because we found the misogyny too off-putting for one reason or another. Uh I think a male character who sides with the legion would also have to be sociopathic. The legion are straight up monsters. I mean what kind of person would walk through Nipton and think "yeah these guys have the right idea."
  4. I love your portraits! Very inspirational. The first is my favorite. I don't know if you want any suggestions but her face is so carefully rendered, other parts like her hair seem a little unfinished in comparison. Haha, I think this thread would justifiably make anyone terrified to share their own work. But here's my first one (I'm jealous you have three done... I need to get my butt in gear!) She looks so boring compared to yours though, but I'm currently in the process of turning her into a nature godlike.
  5. That, and there's the whole white-washing of some people of color and kind of creepy fetisization of others. I just don't want anyone taking that blog at face value, I'm totally cool with the concept.
  6. Medievalpoc.tumblr.com is a great place to go if you want to learn bad history and see what terrible scholarship looks like.
  7. Jesus, I didn't even realize how old this was. Shame on you, Prime. >_>
  8. You suggest the idea that Asians are effeminate or African Americans have "rough skin" might be racist? Your powers of perception are incredible.
  9. None of the features were set in stone during the kick starter. If you really believe obsidian deliberately lied to you to steal your money, maybe its time to ask for a refund.
  10. I think Obsidian has already come to terms with the fact that everyone is nostalgic for different features of the IE games and not everyone will be 100% satisfied. As for pickpocketing, how many people ever did that outside of rare instances (like snagging that cloak off the guy in the drug den in BG1)? Is it a core mechanic for bards too?
  11. eeeee poe is out soon eeee

  12. would it be alright if i made a similar thread about my hopes after playing GTA 5
  13. Putting the languages you named together makes sense, since they are all found together in a relatively small area and have certain common characteristics. My problem with throwing languages together which aren't related at all, only makes sense when the games' world is extremely large. In a sense, you portray an "international" community if you mix latin, english, norse, and all kinds of other ancient languages such as mayan tongue with "itxl" affixes. In Baldurs Gate, for example, you had a feeling for how much time it takes to travel by foot from one city to the other. In an environment like that, a multicultural melting pot doesn't appear convincing to me. Many different races, make sense, yes, but here the problem is that every race has a different place on the fictive planet on which PoE is staged from where they come. Why would they all come together? Why would they have travelled half around the world to hang out in the places the player appears? Maybe I'm overly critical here, but most fantasy universes offer better explanations and background than what I've seen so far. Colonialism, one of the major themes of the game. How is that not convincing. Those are not deformities. Quoting from wiki: "Godlike manifest their divine heritage in a variety of ways: wings, horns, strange birthmarks, talons, odd eyes - but they always manifest it somehow." I'm not sure how common godlike are but I'm under impression that they're a bit too common for an odd curiosity. So I'd expect derogatory comments more along the lines of "hey, it's another one of them freaks" rather than "whoa! get a load of that guy's mug!" yes godlikes manifest their divine heritage in bizarre deformities, thank you
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