Okay, in an effort to get myself using my shiny new computer and bamboo usb tablet/photoshop elements I have created a project I am going to start working on. 

I have some sketches already in the computer for my parent’s logo they’ve been asking for, but its very basic and geometric and not something to get me back into really creating things again.

So I have started a new project.  If it goes according to plan it should take at least 26 weeks if not more to complete but it should be fun.  I am going to do a Mass Effect A-Z.  So I will have a word for every letter of the alphabet that relates to Mass effect and I will draw a picture-book type illustration for it. 

I’m thinking of making them all the same dimension, probably either something square or 1600×900 type size since that’s the dimensions for my computer screen at home.

I already have the list worked out for what I am using for the letters.  I avoided using names of characters since I didn’t want to use some characters but not others.  I have some names of places though, and a lot of species.

I’m thinking too that if they come out good I may try other fandoms and make multiple projects of it.  I’m going to try to make them the best I can but set a deadline so that I can move onto the next one quickly and hopefully you’ll be able to see an improvement from the A-Z.  Then depending on how I feel about some I may go back and clean up earlier ones if my skill with the medium has improved.

So wish me luck 😀 and check my deviant art, I will post here and on twitter when my first one is completed.  But I think I’m going to keep the letter-words a secret until they’re released for a fun surprise ^_^



okay, so after finishing Mass Effect 2 over the weekend, I scoured Deviantart for pictures.  Mostly because I had held off looking at anything to avoid accidental spoilers.  But also because I knew someone had to have made some awesome pictures since it’s a very large cast of very cool characters.

And to give some background to why this is amusing/weird.  The character that I ended up choosing as a love interest (Thane) is sick with a certian disease that his species can get.  It is caused by the fact that their species is from a desert planet, then when their species almost wiped themselves out (think horrible global warming combined with nulcear war type stuff) another species decided to save as many of them as they could and brought them to their own world (woo! Hanar!!)

The old world his species (Drell) are from is a desert, and the Hanar are from baisically a water/very rainy world.  This causes some Drell to basically get a fungal infection in their lungs from the humidity that their biology isn’t used to and they eventually can drown from it. 

So, in short for Thane, Humidity = Bad.

so back to the origin of this story.  I found a bunch of really cute chibi-versions of a lot of the mass effect characters.  All the same size, cut them out in the same way and all have just about the same ammount of ink on the paper.

I put them up in my cube the same way (with little pins at the top) and they are all in the same general location. 

It has been very humid here the past few days as well.

All of them were hanging normally yesterday… except for Thane >_< the humidity had warped and curled his chibi picture and his alone XD

so I have put extra pins, and they all look normal now… but I thought it was pretty amusing 😛

Bioware, Bioware, Bioware…

So, I have officially finished Mass Effect 2 after going through 1/2 of it, realizing I didn’t like the pre-loaded options from the first game, going back and playing the first game and playing Mass Effect 2 again.  It took a while but I think it was totally worth it. 

It also gave me time to contemplate which love interest I would have my commander Shepard persue… and Thane totally won out in the end.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love Garrus as a character, but the cheesy romantic in me is very very happy I ended up choosing Thane.

Also very pleased with the ending (though I’m postive I’m going to regret some of the decisions I made, but as my husband says that’s what fun about it, your decisions – whether good or bad – are going to be part of the next game) There was one part though where bioware gave me a heart attack and I thought Thane was going to fall off the edge of this near-bottomless platform pit but that’s what I get for getting attached to a video game – the creators can totally manipulate me XD

I finished the game, and I went on deviantart to find what the state of ME2 fanart was.  Needless to say (if you look at my deviant art page -Tasukitty is my name on there) that I was very very pleased with what I found 🙂

There are some amazing artists out there who are just as in love with this game as I am, and I’m very happy I can finally look at all the pictures without runing the risk of spoiling something.

Now, as I get everytime I finish a video game, anime or tv series or book series, I have this bittersweet feeling.  I know that there’s another game coming for it eventually, but my brain wants to play it now and I can’t.  I know  I should start playing the Dragon Age expansion so that I can get my mind off Mass Effect 2 but I just couldn’t bring myself to start over the weekend even though I finished Saturday morning 😛

And for anyone who happens to read this and hasn’t played Mass Effect and are looking for an amazingly addictive RPG, I highly reccomend picking up both 1 and 2.  It’s a lot of hours of entertainment, and it’s well worth the time for the story alone 🙂