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    Aveyond Religion Discussion

    True that, but I was saying that in reply to the "why don't the gods/goddesses solve the problem themselves?" remark. It really doesn't make sense because the nymphs thing implied that the Oracle is THE most high goddess of awesome, but... she goes all "yikes, Aveyond dissolved and I can't do jack about it!" and "What's Mordred orbs all about? I dunno!". Maybe the Oracle IS the goddess who created Aia, but she is not the ultimate all-powerful deity. There's still a power above her that controls the other things that she couldn't. Or maybe the Oracle meatsuit is like a prophet that the goddess gives revelation to every once in a while. When Ishtar and Heptitus happened, the goddess borrowed the Oracle's body temporarily, but she ISN'T really the goddess.
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    Aveyond Religion Discussion

    In my personal headcanon, the Oracle is just some kind of human "meatsuit" for the goddess so that when she talks to humans they don't explode. But her "human meatsuit" forces her to downgrade her ability, like maybe it blocks her visions of the future or it takes away most of her power. As I said many times, I like to think the goddess works the way the Judaism/Islam/Christianity God works. The way the Oracle calls on people to solve the problems of the world is just like the stories from the Old Testament. Best example: Moses. If you don't know who he is, Google him. He's pretty well-known even outside religious circles. God calls Moses to free the Hebrews from Egypt and had Joshua lead them to battle to reclaim Canaan. God could've done it Himself if He so wants to. You know. Magically teleport all the Hebrews to Canaan and drive out the people who live there, but He didn't. He had Moses do all the haggling with the Pharaoh and made the people walk a loooooooong distance and fight bitter wars. Why? I don't really know, but that's what happened.
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    Aveyond Religion Discussion

    You know... a lot of these stuff don't actually have a deeper meaning beyond "Oops, we forgot that so-and-so happened in the previous game", so that technically throws a loop in speculation, buuut if we want to forcefully fill up the holes with random explanations.... You forgot the mysterious old lady that randomly showed up to give Stella levels when she had to do her test of purity or whatever up in the mountain in AV3. And the same random old lady gave Mel and Uma and Nox bonus levels in Demon Realm.
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    Aveyond Religion Discussion

    I was under the impression we're trying to find out "what is true". Not wildly theorizing! If this was a wild mass guessing thread from the get-go, why didn't anyone say so? I wouldn't have argued so hard about sticking true to actual facts! :S
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    Aveyond Religion Discussion

    I was under the impression we're trying to find out "what is true" using the facts we have from the game. Not wildly theorizing! If I'd known this was a wild mass guessing thread from the get-go, I wouldn't have argued so hard about sticking true to actual facts! :S Okay, then. With that out of the way, I can stop being so serious about this. It's not like this is a real religion. Oh, I remember the Mountain King was discussed very briefly a long time ago, but then got forgotten. I don't remember it going anywhere at all. I think it went something like, "Hey, what happened to the Mountain King?" "I dunno. Oh well. Hey, you remember that other stuff?" And then subject was changed. The Mountain King is obviously some kind of powerful magic being, as he could make earthquakes happen... Maybe he's not immortal and he died? Maybe the Snow Queen killed him because he's in the way of her plans? This reminded me of that time when Rhen was asking "So where's Ahriman's lair?" and the Oracle basically said "Dunno, LOL" and Eithera was the one who said "I think it's that suspicious door in my basement". Oh, and that time in AV3 where the Oracle is being all "I don't really know about the Orbs, LOL" and she had to go look it up in her library. I think she just likes to mess with the people on purpose. And on that note... I want to ask "what makes a god a god". Remember the Orb of Life? It brought Stella back to life and reversed undeath (vampirism). That Orb is made by Mordred, who is (as far as we can tell) human. I mean, meddling with life and death are usually the territory of the gods. So... if humans can do THAT, what makes a god special? Immortality? Omniscience? What? (see, I can make non-angry long posts too )
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    Aveyond Religion Discussion

    Sorry Iniga, I suppose you unfortunately caught me in an argument that got me BOTH very angry AND persistent. I can be persistent without being angry. The reason why I was picking on you so badly was because I thought that, since we're theorizing, we have to use the facts. If our theory was refuted by a fact, then we'd have to make some changes on our theory. You misunderstood a lot to the stuff I said, so I was mostly trying to make you understand. Which was, you know, what usually why my long posts are so long. I was trying to explain things. By "we" I mean "forum-goers who participated in the discussion back then". I suppose I worded things badly. When I said "you can't say X", I meant "if I'm wrong for saying XYZ, then you're wrong too for saying ABC because they're operating under the same logic". It's NOT telling you "shut up, you can't talk" :S Unless I was saying "off topic! cut this out!!" to quasi-candid, that is. And re: motherhood. That was... because we were discussing the nymphs. That wasn't a tangent. That was relevant to the Oracle's goddess status. You sound like you think I'm lying/accusing you unfairly/spouting nonsense. This is what got me mad, you know. You're kind of dismissive of what I said. And they are off-mark. Your replies to me were rather unrelated to what I said. That is, unless we just misunderstand each other's point. Hey, I never said I was helping the dry spell. I posted because this was the only discussion going on at the time. Ah, well, I guess that would scare the new people. I don't pitch a fit THAT often, but each time is intense enough to make other people unhappy My tone may be not very nice, which I would admit and I apologize for that. Feel free to remind me if I'm being too heated, but what I said are still true. Are you going to dismiss all the stuff I brought up as "snobbery" now?
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    Aveyond Religion Discussion

    Oh, the Mountain King was discussed VERY BRIEFLY quote a long time ago, but then new topics come up and then most of the forum-goers glommed on the new topics and lost interest of the Mountain King. AV3 brought in lots of stuff to discuss, after all. Vampirism, whether or not Gyendal's plan even makes sense, Mel's romance, etc etc etc.
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    Riders of Arylide beta testers needed

    Ooh, the DS tilesets! Cool! I'm not sure I have the time for this, though, so I'll get back to you later.
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    Stuff Happens (Non-fanart)

    The full set of my samurai dudes: http://25.media.tumblr.com/7769ee5166f917883d5e4d13db4b0cbb/tumblr_mt69vrknob1r7k0jco1_500.jpg[/img] Feels really like I'm recycling my daevas... The guy on the left is a ringer for my current Saurva and the far right is the past incarnation of Saurva. The guy with the hat is like Nanghaithya. The only one who isn't exactly anyone is the second one from the right because he's the brother of the guy in the far left so I just made them look similar. I was seriously trying to avoid making an "Agas" in my cast, but hey. I ended up having the others in there.
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    Stuff Happens (Non-fanart)

    The full set of my samurai dudes: http://25.media.tumblr.com/7769ee5166f917883d5e4d13db4b0cbb/tumblr_mt69vrknob1r7k0jco1_500.jpg[/img]
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    Stuff Happens (Non-fanart)

    Another one.... http://25.media.tumblr.com/392a67c346246ebf7490ece51edcbb34/tumblr_mt39euOSIT1r7k0jco1_500.jpg[/img] Man, he looks so much like pre-dreadlocked Nanghaithya... so much that I decided to name him Nagaita.
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    Bifrost (Making in progress...)

    Oh my, that's amazing! Good luck with the project!
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    Stuff Happens (Non-fanart)

    Original character because I need to do more of those... http://25.media.tumblr.com/55292b2cc084c8d41b0e6631d128c013/tumblr_msz8ntuwq21r7k0jco1_500.jpg[/img]
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    This Universe Makes No Sense (Aveyond Fanart)

    Fu...sion Ha! Uma and Nox fusion would be no different, but the fusion will have funky black and white clothes and hair like Cruella De Vil. 'Cause they have the same face and all. I don't know what Uthar and Nicholas will turn into. Gyen and Tei fails their fusion because the one of the fingers missed. Ouch. Kind of makes me wonder what will happen if they did fuse. Will the fusion result be a hermaphrodite or genderless?
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    Beyond Aia (Non-Aveyond fanart)

    Wellp, there's always real-life eraser My main use for digital is to rotate/resize when I accidentally draw the head too big or the body too short or whatever. And Copy-pasting. I like the grainy feel of paper when drawing and I actually draw faster on paper. It's just that the end result tend to be better on computer.
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    Doodled doodles (?)

    Yeah, that's my personal opinion only AND my very lengthy reason for my I thought it was so. I had issues more with how you word things. You're making it sound like I hate "trying out new things". And whut, you don't exactly "study" anime style :S What IS there to be studied? I mean, anime is nothing but simplification of reality, so rules that apply to realism applies in anime too. I don't study anime style.I learn the anatomy and life-drawing. I just happen to start my learning by drawing anime and so the style got stuck.
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    Beyond Aia (Non-Aveyond fanart)

    Just saying why this one has more "detail" than the other one. And my art skills and medium used probably has something to do with it. The ship comic is drawn last year on a US-Letter size paper. It's a bit smaller than A4 so if I want crazy details I have to have a pen with very small nib (which I don't have). This comic page is drawn some few weeks ago on computer, so it's easier to add details (I just draw on a very big file) and if I do something wrong it's easier to erase/undo. I've also improved a lot this past year, so the drawing itself is probably better even without the effects and background.
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    Doodled doodles (?)

    Art is art, but art theory exist for a reason. Stuff like "rule of thirds" and the "golden ratio" isn't created for giggles. Human biology and psychology and all that. Of course the artist is allowed to do whatever they want, but these kind of stuff is worth knowing anyway. Which is why the frame needs to be bold so that the "main image" don't blend in with the background. The characters in Meroko's art has no "face", so to speak. In this kind of image, I personally think it's best to put focus on the character's gesture and full-body pose instead of the face. Making the eyebrows and nose thick would draw attention to the fact that the face is blank and distract the viewer. In general, though, having facial features be thicker than face lines is akin to having a live human being in a 2D cartoon. It's fine if you want to be artistic in an unconventional way or experimenting with style or you just like it that way, but emphasis on "unconventional". Why are face lines normally drawn thicker than eyes/nose/mouth? Because it both reflects realism and out of artistic necessity. The thickness of lineart emphasis shadows. That's part of the reason why it's recommended to draw liines with varying width, even if the picture will end up being shaded/toned/coloured. The shadows on the face is less dark than shadows where the head meets the neck and hair, so it makes more sense to draw the eyes and nose and mouth and eyebrows with thinner lines. The lines are also meant to separate sections, this is kind of obvious. The parts that meets the background has to be thick to distinguish the character from the background. Characters blending into the background is not very good. Thick lineart also helps separate the face from the hair. Hurray for art theory babble. This is what I was told when I was learning about line weights by teachers :lock:
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    Doodled doodles (?)

    Meroko, next time DO leave the eyes in so we can give input This I actually disagree with. Because the face is "blank", it would be better if the eyebrows and nose be THINNER than the face/jaw line. Making the eyebrows and nose thick would highlight the missing eyes and make it seem like a mistake. Making the lines thin would make it seem more like an intentional artistic choice. Heck, even if there ARE eyes, I don't think the facial features should have thicker lines than the face. The face lines is a "frame" for the face. To make the face features thick would make them "pop out" of the face. It's fine for expressing intense emotion, like anger, but not for general "quiet/still" art.
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    Stuff Happens (Non-fanart)

    Hfff, I've gotten rather rusty. I haven't painted in so long. I think that armor really should've been shinier.
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    Stuff Happens (Non-fanart)

    Weeee~!! http://24.media.tumblr.com/c8727fe2538018bdffac65141888e00e/tumblr_ms2ui7VydL1r7k0jco1_500.jpg[/img] It's a parody of this poster: http://31.media.tumblr.com/bec187db3f50d43fe8b9fa67bd4f48dc/tumblr_ms2ui7VydL1r7k0jco2_1280.jpg[/img]
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    Beyond Aia (Non-Aveyond fanart)

    That's because the one with the ship is a submission to a "drawing class" website and I'm not allowed to give it any shading. The inking details are the same, though.
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    Introduce yourself (Reremade)

    Welcome new peeps. Oh, I see KTC's done a re-introduction. Do we oldies need to do that again? XD This is daeva_agas, or agas, or D_A. Occasional angry ranting screamer, former self-proclaimed daeva overlord, and still am a crackshipper and the Phantom of Amaranthia. I'm technically one of the "newer generation" people, because I wasn't really active until this site is live, but I did lurk in the purple site for a good while. Have somewhat drifted off to play with ninjas and samurai for now, but Aveyond's still niggling me in the back of my mind. AM's been rather dry and quiet lately, so I don't post all that often, but I still lurk like the Phantom that I am.
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    How to become an indie developer

    Might be helpful to some people... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxzNddMkdf8#at=102
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    Autosave and accesing saves in general

    Your computer looks like windows Vista. Try typing this in the "address bar" in your folder: C:\Users\[your main username]\AppData\Roaming\Aveyond I
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