That art cat with the hat

Not necessarily ambien drawings, but getting-to-sleep drawings to not have screentime before bed.

I imagine Danyre sleeping would be bizarre. Maybe her limbs just sort of reconfigure a lot in her sleep. And her eyes are implants, so she doesn’t need to close them.

jonesdavid813:

cyanblur:

cyanblur:

what do you call this color gradient?

image

black to the fuchsia

oh my god

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URL: Majortechcat, or techcat when available


Name: Justina Leigh-Ann Lear


Nickname: TechCat

Birthday: Sept 10, 1987

Gender: bluuuuhhh female I guess if I have to


Sexuality: Ace! The helpful place.

Height: 5’6”


Current Time Zone: West coast amurica


Date: September 1st, 2014

Last thing you googled: “Commander tag gw2”


Most used phrases: “Have fun” “Dude”


Last thing you said to a family member: “Yeah, I will”

First word that comes to mind: debt (I blame that previous question)

Place that makes you happy and why: Place? I don’t think I have one. It’s more where the mindset is to me.

Last movie watched at the cinema: How To Train Your Dragon 2

3 things you can’t live without: My bed, Music, Art

Something you plan on learning: Facial rigs that are actually usable!


Piece of advice for your followers: If something seems extremely serious, try to step back and look at the bigger picture. If something is disregarded as silly, maybe it’s something to get serious about. Bring your thoughts to the table, but also know collaboration is important.

I tag: paragonbroadcasting

Hi there! Meelad Sadat is not a CM for ArenaNet. He's PR.

Noted. We spent a lot of time talking about community, so that’s why I’m switched around.

Headed out to PAX today. Sporting my GW2 swag (from this and last year) and improved commander tag!

Headed out to PAX today. Sporting my GW2 swag (from this and last year) and improved commander tag!

Want to wear my commander pin, but it won’t stay on teh headband. Hot glue would work great.

But I can’t find my glue gun. I have the sticks everywhere.

Did find my soldering tool, without any of the stands.

How dangerous am I feeling today? Pretty dangerous. >:3

What if I combined multiple instances of Geife into one character?
What if I smushed my two main sonic characters together?

What if I combined multiple instances of Geife into one character?

What if I smushed my two main sonic characters together?

GW2 PAX meetup lowdown.

Some questions answered, some not.

For the most part I was most interested in lore questions of the past as opposed to incessantly nitpicking releases. I do feel many of the fans who try to talk to devs have a terrible habit of getting wrapped up in their own anxieties and questions as opposed to listening to what devs have to say.

PLEASE keep in mind not all devs think alike, and many of what I gathered are personal perceptions and they may change over time with the direction of the whole of ArenaNet. One person does not represent the entirety of the company or the releases.

Mathew Medina was the really nice dev I got to talk with the most in-depth with. He was responsible for the Krytan language visuals, some scripts, and a lot of the NPC dialogues.

Meelad Sadet was the newer PR guy and he was a pleasure to talk to about the player fans and their creations.

So to simply throw down what I got in bullet points, here you go~

  • Asura are the most adaptive race of all. From the hair to the dress and to the language they speak, they altered themselves to fit in better to take advantage of the most people as quick as possible.
  • The ‘common’ language, while generally being a game mechanic that makes the most sense, DOES have a piece in the lore. In the previous cycles of dragons eradicating species in the past, there was an incident, led by Glint, when she saved portions of several species in her small haven, she was able to communicate telepathically with them, but they all had different languages and couldn’t speak to each other. When that attack ended, the surviving people banded together in a ‘maybe we can win if we can talk to eachother.’ Some races were too proud to do so, and not enough banded together to take down the dragons. Hence the few remaining fragments of those species are the few that spoke common and found ways to survive, even if they weren’t the majority of their race.
  • Asura DO have their own language they keep to themselves beyond ‘common’. Bookah is a word from that language.
  • (from lore dev) The relationship of Kudu and Snaff is important! The Master/Apprentice relationship is referenced many times, with Snaff/Kudu, Snaff/Zojja, and Zojja/Taimi. Kudu’s work with Snaff does have importance and the lore dev said he would love to talk about it, but he can’t yet.
  • I proposed the alternate asura anatomy idea that I run with and most devs found that interesting, but had not thought of that. They did not outright refute it, but did agree with me that asura have emulated nearby cultures to their advantage and gender roles does seem a feasable thing for them to have adopted. Sexual discrimination between the races is INTENDED to be at a minimum, but when referencing the armor discrepancies it was more about what the departments would thing would sell well.
  • Relationships are an important part of the stories they are trying to tell. Interspecies romantic relationships were not on their agenda just yet, but they are very happy to be exploring what they can. It’s a delicate situation, but they are making bigger changes than most games. They’ve gathered a ton of flak with Kasmeer and Marjory, but are hoping to be able to push where they can. All sexual preferences are generally accepted throughout Tyria among all races. Interspecies has yet to really be pushed.
  • 'Glint baby' theory received many winks and nods, but no words.

I feel one of the biggest things players want in terms of location is going back to Cantha. It turns out it’s a HUGE sore spot in terms of PR and discrimination. (This was all new information to me.) It turns out Factions and references to Cantha made a terrible backlash with all the ‘oriental’ cultures. The different aesthetics of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and general ‘oriental’ cultures being mashed together was a PR disaster. It took a lot of nursing and backtracking and removal of anything ‘Canthan’ for GW2 to be released, which was one of the reasons behind the fallen district everyone believes WAS the Canthan district in DR. It has very little to do with lore and a lot to do with cultural appropriation. In short ‘Cantha’ was nearly universally regarded as offensive, and that is why it will be a long time and a lot of delicate rebuilding from scratch before we visit it again. An interesting note is that the Chinese release is also a dip in to how that culture feels about the content and will be adjusted accordingly. Cantha is still important, but if/when we go back it will be very very VERY different than Factions. (An established aside is that Kourna will be much easier to come back to as content because it did not generate the same disaster.)

(From Meelad) Movements are being made about involving the community creative efforts in a stronger way. He wants to be able to highlight what we as players do and seemed VERY interested in my animation idea for “Lion’s Arch: Home” and cannot make promises, but would love to support it. He also wishes that infighting within the fanbase would happen less and does encourage helping eachother and informing eachother when we’re making ludicrous demands. Conversation is better! We are being seen.

I made a lot of connections and rubbed with a lot of elbows. The experience was very positive. The devs are incredibly impassioned with their game and their work. Our dissent is being noted, but they cannot respond to everyone. The forums are still the place to go if you want to be heard.

paragonbroadcasting:

The GUILD WARS 2 PAX Meet ‘N” Greet Report
I, DJ Boss, had a fun time at the Guild Wars 2 PAX Meet and Greet. I meet a lot of fellow players that are just as passionate about GW2 as we are. Not all of them play the same way I do, but we all have that same passion and drive and I was a privilege to be at an event where I got to meet others, in the flesh, that have the same fervor for the lands of Tyria. Best of all, I even met a couple fans of my own!
The Line of Long
The line to enter the event was insane. The venue has a capacity of just 150 people, but the line of people wishing to get in was well over three times that by the time we were allowed to enter. I had arrived an hour and 45 minutes early but still was behind 40 others. The game may have just celebrated it, the love this community has for the title remains strong.
Speaking of the line, while in attendance I saw no less than three commander tags Cos-plays, (One on a , one on a hair band and a last new, yellow one top of a hat,) two people in armor sets (Light Armor Heritage and Exalted) and one Guild Banner.

The Devs are cool
Developers of all ranks and strips were on hand and ready an able to talk and answer questions. All were friendly, helpful and willing to tell us as much as the marketing department would allow. Heck! Even the marketing people were helpful!
What DJ Boss Learned Talking to Devs
John Ryan (GW2 Writer) said:
That while he writes stories foe GW2, his role tends to be filling in the little details of the world around any given update.
That he sometimes lampposts (listens in) to roleplay on Tarnished Coast just to see another take on the game lore.
That Applenook Hamlet is part of the Kingdom of Kryta and the Lions Arch only own the Havens and the city itself. The hamlet’s economy is tied to LA but the land Applenook sits on is still Kryta’s.
That one of his favorite little details is the was the exchange between Lionguard Healer Halloway and a Wounded Lionguard where she finds out his details, says “That’s fine, soldier. Get some rest.” before wandering to a corpsman stating “He’ll be gone in an hour. Add his name to the list.”
Matthew Medina (GW2 Content Designer) said:
Since he populated most of the city maps, he hangs out mostly in the one city he didn’t do: Divinity’s Reach. He finds he nitpicks himself too much in the other cities.All the cities in Tyria were going to have Divinity’s Reach style Tour Guilds but he was pulled from other the city maps before he could make that happen. By the time he was put back on them, Tours were seen as as “Too human” and other features were added to act as tours (i.e. The Fahrar field trip in Black Citadel)
New tech is coming that might make so players do not hear the same dialog loops so often.
He doesn’t think the people around the Uzolan’s Mechanical Orchestra get much sleep.
He. like John Ryan, also lampposts RP now and then.
A Server Engineer (Sorry for forgetting your name) said:
The places they see most player population are: World vs. World, Lion’s Arch and Divinity’s Reach (because of the RPers).
Pretty much every Dev I spoke with:
We know mega servers aren’t working for you guys.
The /ip command use to get on the same shard is clever
What feature would make things better (I requested a RP check box and a shard selection screen.)
One of our Dev team RPs and really advocates for you guys.
Closing Thoughts
Thanks for staying with me through a long post. While nothing earth shattering was learned, I hope these incites help us realize that the developers are on the sides of the player. They know about the RP community and want to see it continue to thrive. We are all Allies.
P.S. Wearing a new GW2 shirt to a Meet ‘N’ Greet makes people think I am a dev and I was stop by no less than seven people at the party. Oops.

Yoooo. This is Yellow-tag player TechCat.4819 or Justina as I introduced myself. It was cool meeting you and it was a fun event listening and grilling devs. :3

paragonbroadcasting:

The GUILD WARS 2 PAX Meet ‘N” Greet Report

I, DJ Boss, had a fun time at the Guild Wars 2 PAX Meet and Greet. I meet a lot of fellow players that are just as passionate about GW2 as we are. Not all of them play the same way I do, but we all have that same passion and drive and I was a privilege to be at an event where I got to meet others, in the flesh, that have the same fervor for the lands of Tyria. Best of all, I even met a couple fans of my own!

The Line of Long

The line to enter the event was insane. The venue has a capacity of just 150 people, but the line of people wishing to get in was well over three times that by the time we were allowed to enter. I had arrived an hour and 45 minutes early but still was behind 40 others. The game may have just celebrated it, the love this community has for the title remains strong.

Speaking of the line, while in attendance I saw no less than three commander tags Cos-plays, (One on a , one on a hair band and a last new, yellow one top of a hat,) two people in armor sets (Light Armor Heritage and Exalted) and one Guild Banner.

Feel the Karma Boost! (Image from GW2 Twitter

The Devs are cool

Developers of all ranks and strips were on hand and ready an able to talk and answer questions. All were friendly, helpful and willing to tell us as much as the marketing department would allow. Heck! Even the marketing people were helpful!

What DJ Boss Learned Talking to Devs

John Ryan (GW2 Writer) said:

  • That while he writes stories foe GW2, his role tends to be filling in the little details of the world around any given update.
  • That he sometimes lampposts (listens in) to roleplay on Tarnished Coast just to see another take on the game lore.
  • That Applenook Hamlet is part of the Kingdom of Kryta and the Lions Arch only own the Havens and the city itself. The hamlet’s economy is tied to LA but the land Applenook sits on is still Kryta’s.
  • That one of his favorite little details is the was the exchange between Lionguard Healer Halloway and a Wounded Lionguard where she finds out his details, says “That’s fine, soldier. Get some rest.” before wandering to a corpsman statingHe’ll be gone in an hour. Add his name to the list.”

Matthew Medina (GW2 Content Designer) said:

  • Since he populated most of the city maps, he hangs out mostly in the one city he didn’t do: Divinity’s Reach. He finds he nitpicks himself too much in the other cities.
    All the cities in Tyria were going to have Divinity’s Reach style Tour Guilds but he was pulled from other the city maps before he could make that happen. By the time he was put back on them, Tours were seen as as “Too human” and other features were added to act as tours (i.e. The Fahrar field trip in Black Citadel)
  • New tech is coming that might make so players do not hear the same dialog loops so often.
  • He doesn’t think the people around the Uzolan’s Mechanical Orchestra get much sleep.
  • He. like John Ryan, also lampposts RP now and then.

A Server Engineer (Sorry for forgetting your name) said:

  • The places they see most player population are: World vs. World, Lion’s Arch and Divinity’s Reach (because of the RPers).

Pretty much every Dev I spoke with:

  • We know mega servers aren’t working for you guys.
  • The /ip command use to get on the same shard is clever
  • What feature would make things better (I requested a RP check box and a shard selection screen.)
  • One of our Dev team RPs and really advocates for you guys.

Closing Thoughts

Thanks for staying with me through a long post. While nothing earth shattering was learned, I hope these incites help us realize that the developers are on the sides of the player. They know about the RP community and want to see it continue to thrive. We are all Allies.

P.S. Wearing a new GW2 shirt to a Meet ‘N’ Greet makes people think I am a dev and I was stop by no less than seven people at the party. Oops.

Yoooo. This is Yellow-tag player TechCat.4819 or Justina as I introduced myself. It was cool meeting you and it was a fun event listening and grilling devs. :3

Have some ambien drawings related to the KuduxGeife RP.

WORD BARF BEFORE BED

I WOULD WRITE ABOUT TEH PAX GW2MEETUP

BUT SO MUCH NDA AND I’M STOKED

WISH RPERS WOULD QUIT YELLING ABOUT OCs WHEN I’M ASKING ABOUT GENERAL ‘WHAT IS ANET’S STANCE ON THING’.

BUT NO ONE YELLED THAT ALTERNATE ASURA ANATOMY WAS BLATANTLY IMPOSSIBLE, so go me. SEED PLANTED.

I’ll form more cohesive sentences about what was found and what questions I was able to get answered and why others were not.

COMMUNITY IS A THING THEY WANNA PUSH. STOKED STOKED STOKED!!

I have been up way too late too many nights in a row and going back to 8AM classes is going to kill me Tuesday.

Going to the GW2 party thing at PAX!
Whipped up a yellow tag in 3 hours, woo! Hope it stands up through the whole thing. Gonna see about adding a little texture then I’ll be headed out to wait in the line outside. :3
Taking all the questions I’ve gathered, but if you’ve got another throw it at me! But hurry, I leave soon!

Going to the GW2 party thing at PAX!

Whipped up a yellow tag in 3 hours, woo! Hope it stands up through the whole thing. Gonna see about adding a little texture then I’ll be headed out to wait in the line outside. :3

Taking all the questions I’ve gathered, but if you’ve got another throw it at me! But hurry, I leave soon!

swolizard:

lylaha:

Lil Egyptian Gods by Silverfox5213

IM SOBBING ABT THESE

these are adorable

Heya! I just wanted to add that a friend of mine got permission to make these into 3D models and she started with Bastet!

You all should tell her how cool that is! Her art tumblr is colorandcoffee!

My porn with dicks in a nutshell

My porn with dicks in a nutshell

Yooo

Going to the PAX GuildWars2 party THING tomorrow. I’ve got a couple personal agendas to work, but I must ask you all:

Any questions you guys want me to ask?