So far, Themlar Host (the current strongest empire) has devoured about 3 so far and has staved off attacks from 5 empires at once in a recent war, their combined fleets capable of obliterating that of the Themlar's.
Terran Hegemony (Fanatical Purifiers) has been wiped clean off the face of the galaxy, although humanity is not yet dead, there's a splinter empire that has a fleet that can contend with most other powers, besides the top dogs and Fallen Empires (Basically precursor empires that are now in decay, but still have a formidable military might, enough to curbstomp nearly any other empire, but at this point several are above them. Not unless they awaken and triple their fleet power).
I'm also using a mod that'll trigger the invasion of all 3 Crises in the same game, sooo that'll be fun. And it's 50 years earlier than normal (Normally its 2400)
Although no Fallen Empires have awakened yet, they probably will. It's past 2300 now.
Prethoryn Scourge: A huge devouring swarm that'll make the Themlar Host look like backyard ants. Each planet they conquer gets infested; and they can be bombarded to 0 to render them barren, but terraformable. Their ships have no shields but heavy armor, lots of strikecraft, acidic weaponry, and missiles; and they come in full force after a vanguard fleet invades several systems at the galaxy's edge. If their borders cover 20% of the galaxy; the Sentinels will spawn to help fight them. Its beginning is marked with subspace echoes, and unlike the other two, its only triggered with time.
Unbidden: Extradimensional energy beings that find the galaxy, filled with beings full of energy to be an all you can eat buffet. Their spectral ships are equipped with probe lightning, but nearly entirely matter disintegrators, which penetrate 50% of both shields and armor. All of their ships are heavy in shielding but are completely bare in armor. When their borders cover at least 15% of the galaxy, they will spawn the Aberrant, another band of extradimensional invaders that'll fight the Unbidden for the new feeding grounds; although they, just like the Unbidden, will be hostile to everyone. After a few years of the Aberrant's invasion, in comes the Vehement. They're like the Aberrant, only Green, and with a stronger spawning fleet. Its beginning is marked with a galactic power surge. It is triggered with the jump drive, or psi jump drive. The wanderlust event chain heavily increases its likelihood.
Contingency: An ancient AI put in place at the dawn of the in-game galaxy. Their weird geometrically built ships, made out of living metal itself are equipped with energy weapons of varying kinds and strikecraft. Unlike the Prethoryn and Unbidden, their ships have decent armor, but also possess formidable shielding. Like the Prethoryn, they will send armies to occupy planets and then purge -everyone- on it as part of its sterilization protocols. When the Contingency's border covers at least 20% of the galaxy, it will awaken another ancient AI, the Cybrex, to fight them. Like the Sentinels, they are friendly to the galaxy's empires fighting off the Contingency. Its beginning is marked with the Ghost Signal, a galaxy wide tachyon signal that affects (sapient) AI all over, eventually leading them to seek and then activate it to its full strength. They are triggered by the presence of synthetics and machine intelligence empires, although unlike the Unbidden they can still spawn even without them, according to this page. In game, from what I have read, they're more challenging than the Unbidden and Scourge, although I have not gotten to that point of the game yet.
If you put the 3 crises in a royale, the Scourge will win, though. At least according to this. We'll see how it goes in my AI only game.
Huh, I am not the best at art stuff, I just draw Stickmans with dicks, but that drawing seems very solid, happy to see another user drawing. ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶n̶o̶ ̶h̶e̶n̶t̶a̶i̶,̶ ̶s̶a̶d̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶.̶
Hey Flo, searching the debris of shitty profiles I found the SPARTAN-III Program profile and tought "Hey, that looks like a big piece of shit!" and this idea came to my mind: a composite version of every Spartan in Halo into a profile, something like SPARTAN Program (Orion project) It would be very big, but It would be very insteresting, since you are the one ho knows about profile editing I wanted to hear your opinion.
EDIT: Oh and you didnt send me your Steam account, shame on you.
Currently, I'm working as a cashier at ShopRite, but I'm eventually getting there. I was busy looking for a good college to attend, so I can move out of my mother's basement and maybe make more bank for my dead account. Anything to avoid the NEET life.
Irrelevant info, but I'm interested on character analysis and human psychology. If any of you guys want to ask me something, then go right ahead. Who knows, maybe I even have the answers.
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I recommend you to listen to some music, as it will help you find some sort of motivation. Whenever I'm busy I always play familiar tunes like Unbreakable Determination and Snake Man to improve and sustain my concentration.
"A 2005 study published in Psychology of Music found that workers who listened to music, while working had higher productivity than those who didn't. The study's authors speculate that this could be because music boosts mood, improving motivation. Particularly among students who are struggling to remain motivated to complete their work, music might provide a respite from the stress and exhaustion of studying and inspire them to keep at it."
Oh! I've always listened to music; its a pretty good motivator and sets a positive atmosphere; and I work better under noise. Although I sometimes use my favorite Youtubers' commentaries instead. I usually use whatever music I feel like is on hand; and right now Stellaris has a nice soundtrack going with it.
Although not to brag; but I also play instruments myself (And one I'm really rusty with, but shrug). Not too good with them but it's still something.
Do I need anything with me to join the Pastafarian Church?
Piano Cover can really go well with virtually anything. There's so many I have a hard time choosing which ones to play. Though if I can tel you one thing, its the instrument that looks like its easy, until you try it (Although every other instruments pretty much like that).
If I were to say something; it's that professionals tend to make everything look easy. Yet, everything is harder than it looks... for the most part.
Casually speaking, I tend to avoid under/over-estimating a lot of things. Cause hey... Who I am to talk if I have no idea what I'm doing. The best thing to do is to try, fail, and try again, but fail better; you should have a little experience on the things you're trying to learn.
I played Opposing Bloodlines once in my 9th grade class and people were actually impressed, despite not knowing how to play any other songs on the keyboard. It boosted my ego a bit and hey; it motivated me to continue with my hobby, until I sold my piano for $2,500. Overall, stick to it and don't feel bad if you suck; cause we've all sucked at one point in our lives.
Damn man. My piano lesson is rather cheap; but while my teacher mostly expects me to be independent, I only had to pay 60$, and that was for the upfront cost. Although I gotta check and see if that's the case.
The song you linked; it looks difficult but possible for me. I just need to practice more since I've been rather lazy (about only 90 minutes or so per week, when it should be 30 minutes per day)
That's very much true, but I have a teacher so not only can she teach me some things, but it also motivates me to practice more, since I don't want to look like I'm slacking behind, and I have an audience to play to that isn't just my family. Afterall - "The more you do now, the less you'll have to do later."
I'll try it out; if only I have the time. Life is becoming quite a hassle and my free time is running short. My favorite out of the 5 is gotta be the last one with the Sun and the sunflower field with the Moon far off the distant. It has a cozy, sweet feel to it and the sky with a view out of the Earth's atmosphere gives it a starry tone. This sort of reminds me of a MS-DOS paint program if I were to remember.
Sweet; now I can make my own doushinji collage. Thanks
Pre-calc can be a pain, especially if you don't know what you're doing. I'm glad you're actually doing something with your time; hopefully something great instead of meming out all day like me, kek.
If you ever planned on getting a printer, then it's best to buy it at walmart or ebay online. Almost everything there is cheaper... at least from my knowledge. Then you can be the first to create your own 3d printed Bob Ross bust and boast about it to your parents; shouting, "We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents."
In my free-time, I've done a painting. On Friday; inked it at school and used the acrylic paint I had at home to finish it up. I then posted it on reddit. I'm wondering if I should use it for my next avi... or draw another one. Doin it
Speaking of Bob Ross; whenever I paint he makes very good ASMR. His Joy of Painting episodes that is; his voice is one of the most soothing things I've heard to this point.
Gotta love the subtle blending of colors, the tiny details on her clothes, and the shape of her hands. Usually, I have difficulty drawing hands for people (Kinda like Zun with his characters ). However, not to be a jerk, there's a slight smudge around her neck, her nose and ears needs to be much bigger, and her glasses lens needs to be massive enough to fit her large, animu eyes . I'm usually a critic on a lot of things, since bi*ching and moaning is the only I'm capable of. Overall, it looks good; what did your fellow redditors say about it?
"Ever make mistakes in life? Let's make them birds. Yeah, they're birds now." -Bob Ross
I tend to want to put at least a tad bit of detail in my art; even if I'm not where I want to be yet you're never "too bad" to include subtle things. Like symbolism and what not. Not saying my painting was intended to have symbolism as its just a portrait; but it's still something to keep track of.
I tried about 14 times getting the hands just right. In particular, I used my own hands for reference; and my main issue with it was the... not too satisfying size. It was much smaller than the final version at first, so I kept trying at it to find a suitable size, with using my hands covering about 1/2 of my face for good measure. And lul, yea. It's Joon Yorigami ironically enough, who is a Touhou character.
I actually welcome the criticism; I want to see where I can improve; and I don't always see it at first so I do like it when others point it out for me. It's more helpful than a "good work" type comment actually, since I'll know where I need to get better on, and those types of comments are mostly for morale boost. It's still helpful but not as much as constructive criticism.
About that smudge, funny enough I drooled while trying to correct the coloring on her hat. How sad... The nose is a problem, yea. Still learning to draw realistic noises and not just a curved line/two small lines like you see in many manga styles.
The ears, I felt like were the right size. The right ear was obv covered by the hair, and the left ear appearing to be small is prolly just due to the large animu eyes. The glasses... Yea... lul. Her original portrait's sunglasses are rather big, although on a side note the green IS deliberate.
Overall, drawing Joon was challenging, but for the most part I was able to do it while only using Harukawa and Dairi's portraits of her for reference. The hardest parts I'd say were the hands and the drill hair.
Not really; I'm still deciding on what kind of art site I should deposit my art on. Right now, its on steam, but Im probably either going to use DeviantArt or Tumblr in the end, or even my own blog altogether.
Oh, a Steam Account; I used to have one of those, until I lost it somewhere when I was doing work a while back. I don't have a Tumblr either, but I do have a gmail. Admittedly, I wouldn't recommend anyone to post anything on Tumblr, since the site tends to be filled with SJW/Liberal propaganda. I draw sketches for the most part, but I'm usually terrible with color/blending. I do understand what contrast is, however I normally rely on cross-hatching than anything.
I would recommend you to either make a Deviantart or a Wordpress account. I can also see that you befriended some of your wiki associates on Steam. I'm more of a Smash 4 or a Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy player myself; personally the characters I play only consist of Meta Knight and Kefka. I do try at other things, but it's more old school than modern. Things like the original Castlevania for example.
No probs, Flif. People tend to get so emotional on the littlest of criticism. I used to take studio-arts, so I do know a little bit of how things work. Agreed; hands, feet, and drill hairs are usually difficult to draw.
My art skills are nearly entirely self taught, but I tend to not pay much mind to techniques like contrast and shading. They're an intuitive thing for me.
Hm, for my art options I've pretty much boiled it down to DA, Tumblr, or Wordpress. It's difficult to choose right now, but I am leaning towards DA, not just because my friends are suggesting it over the other options but the interface looks so much more convenient. That being said I have not explored Wordpress much but I used to have a Tumblr; and Tumblr's very simplistic.
I will have to sign up for a talent show tomorrow if I am to take part in it... shrug. I'm not sure if my skills are good enough (Memorizing this song I mean), or if I can bring that easy, but impressive sounding piece to it.
Hm, aiming for something not too hard, but not too easy, and yet still impressive sounding. Either this (Real easy, but it sounds good; and I've nearly entirely memorized it because the songs literally beginner level), or this (Harder, but looks feasible enough to memorize in less than a week if I put my mind to it).
Yea its Touhou buuut hey, that's my specialty. The other songs I could practice with are random songs I google with "Piano practice songs", or the works of great composers like Beethoven, Mozart, Stravinsky, Offenbach, Bach, Tchaikovsky, and prolly several others I missed. And Your Reality; its relatively easy.
Two Sci-Fi verses have a bit of sheet music goin on for them; Mass Effect and Halo. I'm sure there's more, like Star Wars; which even has a book with it at the music center near where I am. Heck, even TF2 seems to have some. Rn, I seem to be at "medium" level, so I youtube searched songs; and whaddya know, there's Your Reality. And a channel chock full of em. 
All this off the top of my head; since it's less a matter of juggling and more what I should be playing if I'm not in a Touhou mood.
I should really bookmark this one post; just so I won't forget.
If I were you, I'd make a whole list of pieces you'd want to perform. Then, what you should do is to determine which piece of music would the best to show or avoid in front of a whole crowd. Create a Decision Making Criteria and list all the things that seems humanely possible. For example: the music's difficulty, the amount of time it takes, sound quality, etc. Afterwards, you should probably create a schedule to fit all of this in.
Well all those paragraphs are ofc for the pieces that are too late to play well in less than a week; given what I've got with homework (I've got loads of it for this week, going just by the Pre-Calc schedule). It's either going to be either of those two pieces, but I rly need to get my HW done, but I'll see what I can do...
On another thought, I could also do something instead of piano playing; and that's a "Quick draw" where I will draw something using only my memory for reference on a wide canvas put for the audience to see me draw live, all in under 10 minutes (or less). That's a challenge, but hey, its a talent show. Gotta find some way to boast about my skills through my actions.
Ehhh... my phone's being a cuck with "storage" so might have to do some change of plans in terms of recording stuff to preview it to my friend.
Although it does seem my performance gets worse when I am recording myself playing it...
Don't put too much pressure on yourself for your first session. Go into it with the attitude that the first session will be more about getting comfortable with the process than with getting a perfect cut. If you get some tracks down on at least one song - even better. But consider that icing on the cake. So no need to be overly ambitious on your first session. Keep it fairly short.
You should start practicing playing to a click track or drum beat. You can find some on the internet for free that you can play to. Toy keyboards often have drum tracks built in that you can use as well. If you will be just singing, practice ahead of time singing to the music that will be used in the recording.
The day before singing in the studio, avoid alcohol and caffeine or other drugs that have a diuretic or drying out effect. Try to get as much sleep the night before as you can. Try to skip coffee (or anything with caffeine) the morning of your session.
Hydrate well before and during your session. It may also be a good idea to take a lubricant with you to lubricate your throat. I use raw honey and pineapple juice as they leave a slick coating on my throat. Be sure to do appropriate warm up vocal exercises before recording.
Try not to be intimidated by the red light. Red light fever is common and normal and natural. That's why they have a name for it. But with the post production capability of today's digital audio workstation software, you don't have to worry as much about singing it perfect all in one take as you would have in the old days when they recorded you on magnetic tape.
With computer software, the engineer will be able to cut and splice and pitch correct and time correct and assemble and modify pieces of multiple takes - into a finished track you will be proud of.
That's if you ever wanted to record yourself and post it online that is. Other than that, it's best to draw basic shapes first if you ever do a "Quick draw". Every object can be broken down visually into simple shapes. By piecing these simple shapes together, even complex objects can be constructed rather quickly.
Yea; the analytical approach to drawing. I've drilled 5-min challenges in the past before but thanks for reminding me of that simple yet practical advice; break it down into the basics and them compile it back together. I've posted myself to a 7 minute time limit for the drawing in the talent show; I get one shot, but I have 7 minutes, so I could also "cheat" by memorizing a drawing and then repeatedly redrawing that... but I'd rather just make a new drawing on the spot, since that's more genuine talent for what I'm trying to do.
Already got ideas, but I got a little over a week to get ready for the first auditions; but best to practice now and not later - The more you do now, the less you'll have to do later.
At least you're still standing (or sitting erect) and breathing gently from your abdomen with your rib cage expanded, so that should be good enough for you I guess.
Speaking of Dragons; have you ever speculated about an anomally known as the Komodo Dragon before, Flif? Alternatively, they can reproduce both sexually and asexually, which is also known as parthenogenesis or "the Virgins Birth"; meaning that they can use their diploid chromosomes to make full body clones of themselves. You might be asking why I'm telling you all of this. Truth be told, Komodo Dragons are a huge let down, which they should've been snakes with legs wearing a kimono and pretend that they know how to kill mocking birds in a drunken stae of corruption with a hint of karate. Instead we've basically gotten a snake with legs wearing no kimono that has an artificial sex life with no hopes of surviving whatsoever.