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Lord_Capulet

Member Since 15 Feb 2010
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In Topic: Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

Yesterday, 10:47 AM

Then in the future, you will mention the artist and work that inspired you, in a proper manner.  I do not require you to use full APA-formatted citations for a drawing, but flipping an image over and adding a few bits in front of it is NOT enough to make it your own.

 

I actually like the sound of their being descended from rogue deities in your lore.  Your word choice of "disease" will definitely lose you points with Maverick, but as long as you don't start lazily mixing in zombie or vampire lore, you should avoid her wrath.  Hopefully.

 

Very well, and I will allow for the fact that you made it the character's first name instead of his surname. However, you need to be more careful with listing sources and crediting inspiration.  It's not that much effort to add a link or even a brief "shoutout," but failing to do so can get you sued or fined if you're not careful.  Not to mention if you plan to go to college, where plagiarism can ruin your grades or even get you expelled.  

 

Drawing inspiration from another artist is not a crime, but taking credit for their work is.  Even done without malice or intent to steal, denying an artist credit is to deny them their livelihood, which is a bad habit for anyone to get into.  Remember this.


In Topic: Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

21 June 2018 - 09:44 AM

Alright Dalton, I'm going to level with you.  Your art style has improved from the days when all your faces looked the same, and your adaptations of other people's work had gotten a bit more respectful.  But then I noticed something unsettlingly familiar.  Something that not only spurred me to look back at some old images, but then receive the inspiration for this quick meme:

 

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Link for original image on left: http://wulfgard.net/...rewolf_Pack.png

 

Then there's the ripoff of how Wulfgard werewolves look and stand upright.  I'm curious about your lore for how these werewolves live and how their curse works, to see if anything else has been "borrowed" from existing artistic creations and claimed as your own.  The theft of the name "Draculea" (which I'm sure you know what it's referencing) is also worthy of mention.  You have one chance to explain yourself before I formally accuse you of plagiarism.


In Topic: ZONE - Brookpasture ((A Dying Breed))

10 June 2018 - 08:04 PM

"I'm quick on my feet, so I think I should take the lead." He smiled lopsidedly in a genial way.

 

This elicited a quick, amused snort from Kate.  Then Cyrus offered a possible solution, and her face returned to neutral.

 

"There are a lot of creatures with big feet. I'd advise the utmost caution until we can find a footprint and try to identify what we're dealing with.”

 

"Since we're so close to the Jagged Edge," the Venator said "my guess is that it's some kind of Chaos Race spawn, maybe an ogre or chaos beast. But if we're really unlucky, maybe it’s a rogue troll: I've heard old stories about how they love mutton, but it could be nothing but stories."

 

"Any of which is enough to be trouble. Or maybe something else entirely."

 

Kate shrugged apathetically.  “Never seen any of ‘em, not really my expertise.  Just tell me where to shoot it if it decides to sample human next.”

 

He turned to Kate.

 

"How's your dog at following a scent? We might be able to pick something up at the footprints."

 

Bullseye had returned to Kate’s side, and the Inquisitor patted his head.  “He’s decent. More used to finding wounded game or something that I’ve got a scent sample for, but I doubt something gigantic will be hard to miss, anyway.”

 

As it turned out, the footprints were nearly impossible to overlook.  After a bit of math, Crestwell could reasonably infer that whatever made these impressions was easily the size of a two-story building, perhaps bigger.  There were no toe marks, though, implying that the creature was wearing some sort of covering over its feet.

 

Keva frowned at this development.  “So not a full giant, that’s a relief.  But whatever it is sure won’t be easy to deal with, especially if it’s intelligent enough to make shoes, of all things.”

 

This brought a resolute scowl to Kate’s face, and she snapped her fingers to spur Bullseye on the trail.

 

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The prints led further east, not that any member of the party could lose track of them.  Whatever was leaving them probably could not hide even if it wanted to. Bullseye kept sniffing in and around the footprints, pointing his snout in the obvious direction to the annoyance or amusement of mistress’ companions.

 

After more than an hour of walking and tracking, they came across another set of pastures.  These, however, were enclosed with fences of wooden posts and beams fashioned from branches.  Normally this would not be particularly remarkable, except for the fact that the posts were roughly the width of young adult trees.  Actually, closer inspection seemed to imply that was exactly what the posts were, before something gigantic had cut them into a more manageable length.

 

Fortunately, the crossbeams were not too high to clamber over.  Crestwell would need a bit of help, though, as would Bullseye. Kate leaped up and scrambled over the fence with only minor issues, plopping down on the other side before turning back and bowing comically at her teammates.  “Nice and stable, I’d climb it again for fun. Almost makes me think this giant of ours is keeping his own sheep over here.”

 

Reaching a hand through a gap between the beams, the Inquisitor beckoned.  “If someone’d help poor Cresty up, I can ease him down from here. Same for my dog, too.”

 

In Topic: The First Fight

07 June 2018 - 11:37 AM

My goodness, that was fantastic!  Your descriptions of what Neitha saw and felt, the way you write your action, everything about this piece warmed my heart and made me truly feel for a character that I already adored.

 

Well done, Sareth.  It was so much fun to see Neitha at this vulnerable, life-altering time.  You really made it clear that this was the beginning of what might be her story's grandest chapter.


In Topic: A Dying Breed OOC - Rules, Character List, and Chat

06 June 2018 - 08:28 PM

I understand.  Maverick gave me permission to keep things moving with Brennus, but I'm not familiar enough with Jed and Forge to post for them, hence why I left plenty of room to finish any ongoing conversations.