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#489220 SSLF's Runner-Up GOTY of the Year 2019 Thread

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 11 December 2019 - 03:33 PM

Yo it's ya boi Dalton, back from exile to contribute something positive to this site because he doesn't want to get banned.


In terms of videogames, I didn't play too much in variety this year, but I was intrigued by Ocelot mentioning starting a discussion because that's something I can contribute to for sure. So, out of the handful of games I played, here are the ones I want to talk about:


Dalton's all-time favorite game:


It's Minecraft. Yeah, I bet everyone has played this game once or twice in their life, but I've been playing it off and on ever since I got it in 2012. This years was different because up until this point I had been playing single-player campaigns, but this year I've started branching out into doing multiplayer. 


Over the summer, me and a friend played through the game, and it was fun because I got outside of my box. I usually stay in one place, but in this game we moved around a lot. We did have a cool little fort in the mountains at the start of the game, but we moved on to trekking across the world in search of a woodland mansion. It was fun moving across the world and having different adventures along the way through all the different biomes. After we found the mansion, we moved on to searching for a fortress, and built a permanent base their were we spent the rest of the time. It was a lot of fun, and I'd love to do it again.


Now, a bunch of people at work have created Minecraft servers, and I spent a lot of time of those as well, but eventually my interest petered out. I know I'll get back into it again, but for right now I'm done with it.


Retroactive Game of the Year Consolidation Prize:


So, I picked up the special edition of Skyrim during a sale sometime this year I think, and even though I have yet to complete it, I'm having a blast with it. I'm having a lot more fun roaming across the world and breaking the game with typical Bethesda glitches than I've had actually continuing the story, which is not a determent to it, but its a testament to how much I enjoy the game. I haven't explored it with mods too much, because I enjoy the base game so much. I have a ton of screenshots that are just of atmospheric images of the weather, which I haven't done for any game before this, except...

Game I love even though it destroys Tolkien Canon:


Shadow of War was a surprisingly fun game I played a lot earlier this year. I'd never pick up the first game since the story seems so generic, so I'm glad I skipped it in favor of the sequel. The story is whatever, but the characters are what interest me. Talion is a cool protagonist to follow, but I adore Celebrimbor's embracing of the whole "Asshole Elf" trope: its really fun to see him go full ham with. The supporting characters are alright. I was surprised how well-set up Idril and Baranor are in a story where it could be easily seen as forced diversity, and it makes sense not only in the game but the lore as well. It's weird that Shelob is a sexy temptress but I guess it works for the story. The Nazgul and Sauron are badass, and I appreciate the designs are original, but the real thing I love about the story are the Orcs. The Nemesis system is the best thing about this game and I'm amazed that more games don't try this type of mechanic. I currently have 1272 screenshots of just Orcs created by this system. I have so many stories about all of the interactions and adventures I've had with them. I love them so much that they're basically my children, which is a problem because it cuts me off from the multiplayer stuff since I don't want them to die by accident. If you're on the fence about this game because of the Lore breaking Campaign, just pretend that it's an original fantasy game. Come for the Orcs, stay for the Orcs.


Bonus Star Wars Award:


I picked up Republic Commando and both Forced Unleasheds this Thanksgiving and so far I'm enjoying Commando. The difficulty with some of the enemies can spike when you first encounter them, but it slowly gets easier. The Clone Commandos are cool characters who are only hamstrung by your bad choices, and I really wish that this game was still canon. Except for the more difficult enemies: they can stay in Legends.

#489156 Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 30 November 2019 - 11:52 AM



First up, Fantasy Doodles because I never draw anything else:






Next, the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda:




Lastly, some Steven Universe fan-art:




Hopefully, December should be more active in terms of art. It was pretty slow in terms of traditional art, but I'm glad I've started getting back into Digital Art.


As always, Comments, Critiques, and Suggestions are always appreciated! 

#489152 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 29 November 2019 - 06:15 PM

I also want to butt in and point out that Neyo is using WW2 stuff and other things as an allegory for why he thinks the Last Jedi doesn't work.

I guess Occy lost that in translation in his rush to make fun of Neyo.

#489148 The Star Wars TV Show Topic: This Is The Way

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 29 November 2019 - 10:17 AM

So, I just finished watching Episode 4 of the Mandalorian, and...


...by Sully's mustache Florent, I can't like your post on this episode enough. I perfectly surmises why this show works so well. I legitimately almost started crying when I read your review. This show is amazing, not just because its Star Wars, but because you can feel the blood, sweat, and tears that the writers put into it. This isn't like the Sequel Movies, or a show like Rebels, which have good have good elements but are castrated in order to be marketable to families. These writers have no filters, and it is amazing to see what they are able to accomplish without Disney breathing down their necks.


Oh yeah, I guess I should talk about the Episode:




Anyways, I think this Episode was a nice continuation of the show. I think that Episode 3 will most likely be the best out of this season, but we're halfway through with four more episodes to go so I may be proven wrong.


#489144 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 29 November 2019 - 08:30 AM

Nah, pretty sure you were wishing 'death upon anyone who laughs at the jokes in this'.


I can't believe we're back to TLJ hot takes in November 2019. How you guys still have the energy to dredge up the same arguments every time, two full years later, is beyond me. Tell me the one about how Kathleen Kennedy is going to be fired any day now. Why not do the one about 'forced diversity' next; the thinking man's racism. Do Mary Pop- oh, no, I see that's covered.


Unironically judging a children's movie by the standards of real-world warfare gets points for novelty, at least.


I love the fact that you somehow translated me complaining about a bad joke in a trailer to me complaining about the entire movie. Your bad logic gets points for novelty, at least.


I'm not sure how you got the whole "Forced Diversity" from either me or Neyo, because I said nothing about that. Theses movies only give that impression because people who don't actually watch them will staunchly defend these characters simply because they aren't white men, which somehow puts them above criticism, and people who complain about them are somehow in the wrong. Rubbing people the wrong way will put them on the defensive, which is how this whole situation started last June where everyone wast throwing up walls of text on here.


If you're tired of people dredging up the same argument, get over it. If it bugged people two years ago, it will still bug them. My opinions of the Last Jedi have changed significantly to the point where I can see quality in a lot of elements that people complain about, but that won't blind me to the problems that these films have. If people won't give the Prequels the benefit of the doubt, I won't return the favor with these movies.


I'm disappointed that apparently because you think Star Wars is a children's movie means it gets a free pass on realism. I would remind you what company is mass producing these films, and what they were capable of doing when they actually care about the film they were making, and ask you to never use this logic again.


You're better than that.

#489141 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 28 November 2019 - 04:29 PM

I would also like to say that if the biggest thing anyone reading my previous post is "DALTON CALLED REY A MARY SUE AGAIN WHAT'S CONTEXT" please do not respond to it.


I have no interest in talking to you.

#489121 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 25 November 2019 - 08:50 AM

This was a surprise to be sure, but not a welcome one:




This trailer is the most casual fan crap that I wish that I had stayed in bed rather than watched it.


It's almost as if the people who wrote the script have never watched or played any Star Wars content outside of the films, and I wish death upon anyone who laughs at the joke in this.

#489116 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 24 November 2019 - 07:13 AM


Me and the Boys looking for Episode 9 pics of Sheev.

#489109 The Star Wars TV Show Topic: This Is The Way

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 22 November 2019 - 10:39 AM

Yo it's ya boi Dalton and I just got back from watching the latest episode and boy howdy is this the best one yet.


The Mandalorians in this show are channeling big Old Republic Energy: lots of unique armor colors and bits. Their appearance in Clone Wars and Rebels were fine, but they were always in groups that looked the same. But this show is like "Nah fam, we're going to do what Star Wars cosplayers do and customize the crap out of the original armor design." My favorites so far are the Armor-smith and the Heavy Infantry Guy. Doing very interesting things with their designs.


The biggest strength of this show is showing the dark underbelly of the criminal underworld in a way that Disney's Star Wars hasn't been able to before, and I love it. The designs of the Mandos, random Aliens and Droids, as well as the other Bounty Hunters in this episode were amazing. I love this show so much you guys! Speaking of dark, lighting wasn't a big issue in this episode for once! It was dark when appropriate, and I could clearly see what was going on! Very good stuff.


Anyways, on to spoilers:




To finish up, this show is probably the best non-movie Star Wars thing that Disney has created, and I'm excited for the next episode!

#489075 The Star Wars TV Show Topic: This Is The Way

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM



I just watched the first Episode of the Mandalorian like everyone else who's posted here recently, and what do I think of it?

It's good.


Like, I don't really have any other type of praise besides that. If you expected a gritty show about a Bounty Hunter, then that's what you're going to get. This show diluted the bad taste left in my mouth from watching Solo failed look at Star War's criminal underworld, so I think this is definitely a step in the right direction. Filoni did a good job with this episode: it felt like a return to form for his style of directing like with Clone Wars, where he's allowed to show stuff like a guy being cut in half by a door, unlike with Rebels it felt like he was pressured by Disney to make it less dark in order to be more marketable to a younger audience.


I have three non-spoiler complaints at the moment, the first being that the show is that its too dark; not story wise, but in terms of lighting. I could barely see things in places like the cantina scenes. The second is that the CGI is a little bad in some places, like when the Ugnaut guy kicks his blurrg you can really tell its fake, I was able let it slide because I was enjoying myself. The third is that I hate the fact that this isn't a show about Boba and IG-88. The writing is good enough that I'm convinced that they could have done this if they had felt like it. The problem is how over-saturated these two are in Star Wars lore, so they think that not enough people would be interested, and by the time Disney bothers to actually create content on these characters I will have lost interest and moved on just like how I did with Snoke. It angers me that they don't want to funnel this creativity into characters like Boba, because they could create a new and interesting story with him if they tried.


Anyways, on to spoilers:




But, that's all my thoughts on this first episode. I'll definitively be tuning in next time because this show is exploiting my love of world-building, Mandalorians and Star Wars and I think I'm okay with it.

#489050 Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 31 October 2019 - 10:56 PM

Your drawings have gotten way more detailed! I really pike the Blackbeard drawing.

Keep it up!


Thanks man! I appreciate the feeback!


Pretty badass stuff lately! The angels are awesome, and I love the Jabberwock, but I'd have to say the best one is that dragon vs. hydra. Good perspective, and the hydra looks great.


Hey man! I'm glad the art was able to lure you back here!


Anyways, I'm going to be splurging some art here. A lot of this stuff was done in October or older, so I hope you guys like it.


I did do Inktober this year, but since I don't want to post every single drawing here (especially since I posted them daily to my Twitter), you can check out them out on my Tumblr


Also, if you're a part of my content-feed Discord server, you know I've been commissioning Brett Neufield (creator of the Marblegate Webcomic, which you should read if you liked SYWBAA), and these are the four that he's done so far: my fantasy characters Dalton Westmoore, Malebranche the Malignant, Demetrius Bloodhaven, and Khraddik, Scourge of the South.


Yes, I plan on commissioning Scorp again at some point, but I'd have to get more money first.


Anyways, on to the actual art!


Here are some Fantasy Doodles:






And have some Minecraft doodles as well:




Sorry for the lack of art. College, work, procrastination, and personal issues have gotten in the way of me doing art lately.


But as always, Comments, Critiques, and Suggestions are always appreciated!

#489034 Pertaining to the Titan Dream

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 23 October 2019 - 03:41 PM


Erm, I mean, I'm interigied by what you have so far and I'm excited for what you do next.

#489000 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 05 October 2019 - 08:39 AM

All three of these posters would be awesome to have if I ever had any room to put posters.

#488995 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Maclunkey

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 04 October 2019 - 11:32 AM

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Kicking us off with numbers 10 through to 1 iiiiiiiiiis...




That's right. As voted by you, the viewers, it is now 100% official that Adam Driver's tiny head and impossibly large pecs make up the most important, the most powerful, the undisputed greatest parts of our favourite series of movies that we don't actually like because Disney ruined it please come back George Lucas. Do you agree with these rankings? Or do you double agree with them? Make sure to let me know in the comments, and as always remember to like comment subscribe hit the little bell in the corner and check out my Patreon and use the hashtag ReyIsAMarySue to join the conversation on social media or wherever you get your podcasts.


I felt like I was having a fever dream while reading this.


Was that the intention?

#488988 Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

Posted by Dalton Westmoore on 02 October 2019 - 07:34 AM

Have I made a joke about how I haven't uploaded in a while yet?


Anyways, here's some art, it's a mix between stuff from August and September that I haven't uploaded.


First up, some Fantasy Doodles:




Next, drawing of Blackbeard for Talk like a Pirate Day:




Next, Dragon vs Hydra:




Lastly, the Jabberwock:




As always, Comments, Critiques, and Suggestions are always appreciated!