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Saber-Scorpion

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#487838 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 12 August 2018 - 09:17 PM

I was determined to get this one posted in time. It's still Sunday somewhere, right?

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#487827 Review: BrickFair Virginia 2018 - Featuring Cool Swag!

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 07 August 2018 - 04:10 PM

Glad I managed to make it, even if it was only for the last 2 hours or less! lol. I can't believe I forgot to put on my Saber-Scorpion shirt! D'oh! :brickwall:

Thanks for the 'fig, and hope you enjoy yours too! Will ship out the rest of your package soon.

 

 

Oh man, I didn't even see those BrickWarriors Gondor items! Guess I should have looked more closely. Also, is that Paladin sword based on Jaime Lannister's from Game of Thrones? I was just working on a minifig of him and it looks very similar. Weird coincidence. I would have preferred an accurate version of Anduril, myself, but oh well. :P

 

Will try to post some of my own photos later.




#487826 What Are You Currently Playing?

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 07 August 2018 - 10:54 AM

So I'm still wasting my time in World of Warcraft. :P
 
They're tearing up Azeroth again! You'd think that would hardly be possible, since it's been a total wreck ever since Cataclysm, but at the ending of Legion, we finally overthrew Sargeras (the Satan of Warcraft lore, leader of the Burning Legion demons) and as a parting gift he stabbed the planet Azeroth with his sword. You can visit his sword in-game. It's sticking out of Silithus, and it's possibly the biggest structure in the game's history. You can see that thing from halfway across Kalimdor if you have your draw distance maxed! It's massive.
 
The wound it created in Azeroth is causing a volatile mineral called Azerite to erupt from the ground everywhere, and the Horde and Alliance are back at war to fight over this new MacGuffin. The Battle for Azeroth prequel events are all available in the game right now. The Horde burns down Teldrassil (Darnassus, the Night Elf home city), and the Alliance takes out Lordaeron (Undercity, the Forsaken Undead home city), which Sylvanas destroys as she's leaving. Sylvanas has gone full Garrosh now and no longer has any interesting character depth - she's just pure evil to the core. Which sucks, but I guess Blizzard has forgotten how to write villains who aren't totally 1-dimensional. Still, most other parts of the story are pretty awesome. All of the Alliance leaders really get to shine, especially Jaina, who is now Elsa from Frozen if after her parents died at sea she got PISSED. There are lots of cool new cinematics, plus the in-game cutscenes.

The pre-BFA events (and rewards, including 2 unique mounts) are only available until the 14th, when the expansion officially launches.


#487818 Brickfair Virginia 2018: A Day at the Arena

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 04 August 2018 - 07:14 PM

Hope some of you guys are still gonna be there tomorrow. :P I was hoping to drive up there today, but it didn't work out, so I might try again tomorrow for Sunday. If I can get there early enough for it to be worth it...




#487811 Mission: Impossible - Fallout/Cruise Missile Appreciation Thread

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 29 July 2018 - 08:18 PM

Just saw Mission Impossible: Fallout a couple days ago. Holy crap, it's so good. I really thought that Rogue Nation might be the last time I would say "best one yet", but... no, this is once again the best one yet. I do not know what dark magic enables these movies to keep getting better and better when most film series tend to do the opposite, but I hope they keep it up. Go watch it, right now. Unless you haven't seen all the other M:I movies yet, in which case you should catch up on them first, since this one has lots of continuity and callbacks to the others, particularly 3, 4, and 5.




#487805 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 25 July 2018 - 09:09 PM

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There won't be a new page on Sunday, since I will be on vacation, so enjoy this one in the mid-week!




#487796 Elemental Contest #3: EARTH

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 21 July 2018 - 08:49 AM

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!

 

Since I might be gone around the end of July, and since we have so few entries, I thought I would extend the deadline and try to drum up some more participants. The new deadline is August 15th!

 

So get out there and build (or draw) guys! Remember, delve greedily and deep! Feel the strength of the earth! NOTHING BEATS ROCK!




#487783 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 18 July 2018 - 10:07 AM

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Deathstroke, Red Hood, and Wintergreen by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr




#487776 What Are You Currently Playing?

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 15 July 2018 - 04:45 PM

So, my main gaming PC died recently, which spurred me to finally sit down and finish Mass Effect: Andromeda on my PS4. I had been warned that the ending was a letdown, especially since it hints at sequels that will almost certainly never happen now. The warnings were right. After the requisite "allies you have gathered" show up, the final boss fight is just "shoot down waves of robots and hack 3 computers" while the Big Badguy spouts the most generic villain lines of all time. I am not exaggerating - they are so cliché it feels like parody. The Big Bad looks extremely stupid too. He's probably the least serious & intimidating Big Bad of all time. He makes Lord Helmet seem like Jon Irenicus.

 

Anyway, once you hack all 3 computers, he just sort of falls down and dies. You don't even have to fight the Architect he's controlling. Architects are the biggest robots in the game and by far the hardest enemies to fight... but all of them are optional, and the main story is a cakewalk even on the hardest difficulty. The only time I died in the final fight was when the game crashed. Finally, we're treated to a surprisingly short cutscene, after which we get all these emotional ending conversations with the crew, and then "it's off to the next adventure!"... or not. There are hints of an even bigger big-bad out there, and a search for the Quarian Ark - DLC and sequels that we'll have to leave to our imaginations.

 

There's not much else I can say that I haven't already... It was a lame soft reboot of the Mass Effect universe that didn't try to do anything very new or interesting, but taken on its own, it wasn't THAT bad - not nearly as bad as its critics made it out to be. I don't feel like I totally wasted my time or my ten bucks. Honestly, I enjoyed it quite a bit more than Dragon Age 3 from the main Bioware studio. *shrug* Shame EA killed it so quickly.

 

EDIT: Oh! I forgot to mention the results of my choices... There weren't many. The allies I gathered showed up, a few characters were different than they might have been (you get to choose the pathfinders of the other races, and who rules Kedara), etc. - but unless I'm mistaken, I don't think anything I did affected the final outcome of the main story. There were hints of dissent in the enemy ranks that made me wonder if I could drop some truth bombs on the Big Bad and talk him down rather than shoot him down (remember how you could talk Saren into killing himself in ME1? great stuff), but those led nowhere. Disappointing.




#487774 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 15 July 2018 - 07:02 AM

I had a recent backup, and I was able to remove the hard drives and access them, but I had the comic and some decal designs open at the moment it crashed... and I don't save often enough. :P

 

But, anyway!:

 

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#487758 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 10 July 2018 - 09:16 AM

I'm curious. Does that mean that everybody gets the same minifigure in the Pateron Loot-bag, or do they get their own minifigure?

 

Everyone gets the same figure each month (plus random weapons & accessories, a pile of new stickers, and a trading card, and sometimes other stuff), but the $100 tier ALSO gets their own commissioned minifig or artwork each month.

 

And if there's a particular 'fig someone wants one month, I'm willing to swap the regular loot bag 'fig for that one. I only have 3 patrons right now, so it's not too hard to keep up with. :P




#487752 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 09 July 2018 - 10:25 AM

Yep, the hood is painted, and the cape is - like most of my capes - just cut by hand from bias tape (quilt binding). But before you buy anything for an Adrianya 'fig, you may want to wait for your Loot Bag to arrive. ;) It should come today.

 

I've been looking into getting a laser machine and using it to cut capes to sell on my site, like those other guys.




#487743 Wulfgard LEGO

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 08 July 2018 - 03:10 PM

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Princess Adrianya Skiera in Gothic Plate Armor by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr




#487742 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 08 July 2018 - 03:10 PM

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Princess Adrianya Skiera in Gothic Plate Armor by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr




#487740 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 08 July 2018 - 06:48 AM

Unfortunately, my main computer suffered a sudden fatal hardware attack and died yesterday, so I lost most of my work on the new comic page. But there’s at least one advantage to drawing the pencils & inks traditionally: a piece of paper doesn’t unexpectedly crash and lose your data. I still have everything except the colors and lettering, so I will be posting the sketch and inks on Patreon for my supporters there, as I work on re-doing the rest of it. In the meantime, here is the cover design for chapter 5! I’m planning to upload the full issue to Comixology soon. Have you tried Into the North on the Comixology reader? The panel-by-panel reading mode is great!

 

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