I always knew there was sexual tension between these two.
Nezekan X Vaizel
Speed paint practice, image is based off NCSoft’s unofficial image of the Empyrean Lords. It’s nothing like Lei’s or Qol’s standard, but I’m glad this turned out better than all my previous attempts.
Might be doing Azphel and Zikel next, I’m not sure if I want to attempt the ladies.
Lu Gonghu (呂剛虎) - The Devouring Tiger
I really messed up on this one, but thanks again for helping Qol.
Some of the NPCs who got new clothes, they look really snazzy in their new threads (even that selfish bitch in the third picture who’s about to become empress).
IMPORTANT POST: PLEASE READ
Can we please stop stealing people’s art without their consent?
Especially Japanese artists?
Because believe or not, when you take a dojinka’s art and post it somewhere else without permission, not only will you make them very sad (not to mention angry) when they find out, but you could cause them some serious legal problems as well.
I am not lying. Artists are in danger of losing everything they have if distribution of their parody work gets out of hand and the original publishing company gets wind of it (and decides to prosecute). Quite a few artists have already had their lives pretty much ruined because of the thoughtless actions of irresponsible western fans.
The reason why the dojinshi industry and sites like pixiv are even allowed to exist is because of the implicit understanding that artists who make parodies will control and limit the circulation of their digital artwork, and that printed dojinshi will only be made available to a limited audience. When you take an artist’s work and upload it somewhere else, you are taking away that control, and putting them at risk.
Re-posting art without the artist’s explicit permission is not okay. Adding a source does not get you off the hook either. Neither does not adding a source at all, or saying you don’t know the artist. You took something that wasn’t yours without permission, and that means you stole it. Reblogging and liking such posts only gives re-posters the incentive to steal even more art - making the situation worse for the artist. For the love of god, have the decency to respect the rights of other human beings.
Still not convinced? Then let me take an example of an artist I’m sure you’re all familiar with: emi (of the 10-RANKAI circle).
Thousands of western fans have constantly been stealing her art for years. As a result, not only she has changed her website url multiple times, but has now renamed her circle in an effort to shake off the so-called fans who keep going against her wishes and stealing her work.
Unfortunately, her new url has already been found, and her gallery has been plundered of its copyrighted content. And it seems that re-posters can’t read, because they clearly don’t heed what she says on her site; in FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, including plain English:
DO NOT UPLOAD MY FANWORKS TO OTHER WEBSITES, COPY AND REPRODUCE THEM, PUBLISH THEM IN FANZINES WITHOUT PERMISSION.
There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to disrespect the wishes of artists like her in this manner. If this continues, she will no doubt block foreign servers from accessing her site, or perhaps even stop sharing her work with others altogether. I’ve seen this happen to so many other artists who couldn’t take this abuse before.
But pixiv artists don’t say they don’t allow re-uploads on their profiles.
This art theft has gotten so fucking bad, a flipping union has been formed to try and protect amateur artists’ rights. I shit you not (and by the way, emi happens to be a member).
But where will I get my fanart?
You’re free to browse artist’s galleries, save art to your hard drive, and enjoy them at your leisure. Just don’t upload the art. It’s not yours. You have no right.
But I wanna share awesome pixiv art with my friends.
Then link them to it without re-uploading the damn image. It’s not hard.
But I wanna share art on my online communities.
There are many wonderful artists with tumblr accounts. Look for them, enjoy their work, reblog from them. Your support will inspire them to create more, and encourage other artists to come in (I can’t tell you how many times a tumblr artist has said they won’t make art for the SN/NS fandom because there are too many unscrupulous art thieves in it).
Quite a few Japanese artists are here too (a popular Korean narusasu artist, um-mmma, gets their art re-posted here all the time, yet they actually have a tumblr). You could always learn to draw as well. You might turn out to be good at it. It’s fulfilling to make your own fanwork (and it’ll also help you appreciate the feelings of other creators). If you can’t, you can always just ask artists if you can share their stuff.
But I don’t know Japanese!
Most pixiv artists have a basic grasp of English. Keep your sentences simple and they can manage. You can always make use of Google translate, and you could also use these templates. It’s not hard, and artists really appreciate it. Why give them headaches when you can make their day?
I asked the artist and they refused/I got no reply.
If the artist hasn’t replied, then do not re-post. If they say no, do not re-post. Ever.
Can’t we be more creative as a fandom and not get by through stealing? Is that how we’re going to support our pairing? Through plagiarism? Are we gonna keep appreciating dreadful thief blogs like sasunaruyaoigirl? Are we that desperate to get notes? Are we gonna keep abusing these artist until pixiv blocks out all foreign access? Tbh, our pairing tags are a fucking eyesore, far worse than almost any other Naruto pairing I’ve ever seen. We’re better than this. It’s possible (not to mention easy) to run a fandom blog without snatching art from somebody else.
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
So China just got the latest patch, and oh my god. Sometimes I really forget Blade & Soul is just a game.
Fuck leveling, I’m going to take my own sweet time exploring the new location!
Art trade with Qolmerea, we had to genderbend each other’s toons as a challenge. I wanted to put Qol’s toon in the new summer beachwear outfit Aion recently had, but due to issues with the jacket, I decided to omit it. With her blessings, I gave male Qol a somewhat hairy bod, as well as coming up with a tattoo (with inspiration from Zikel’s symbol, since Qol’s toon is a gladiator).
It’s nothing like what Qol did for Azsurance, but I hope she’ll like it.
(a lot of details in there look like crap, I know >_>)
Thanks Avail, for giving some much needed muscle perspective.
Yup, it is. Just youtube the keywords “안트릭샤 각성지”
In case you’re lazy, here’s a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV3ZCR3ZlQo (you can see all the recommended / related videos from there onwards)
Omg PlayNC, this is so embarassing! HAHAHHAHA
What in the world did I just watch? Lol.
NCSoft made a trailer to advertise the new Exceed System, the message here is basically “don’t be afraid of enchanting”. And mind you, they’re offering like awesome real life prizes for this.
to those who may be interested : I will be opening commissions on tumblr starting september, i’m still in the process of determining prices/types but yes i will….eventually….make the page…..
Signal boosting this!
The reorganized manastone socketing system was added to both the official and test servers today, and they’re a permanent feature. NC also ran some tests to show players that the patch was a genuine change.
The Experiment Ingredients:
- Eternal / Mythic Grade Cipher Blade
- Magic Boost + 28 & Magic Boost + 27 / Magic Accuracy + 7
- To socket both Cipher Blades with each type of manastone, running the numbers to see how many stones it will take to socket all 6 slots
The second picture shows you their gathered data, they did it 100 times. No. of tries it took to socket all 6 slots are listed on the right of each bar. To make it easier for you, basically yellow means the least amount of tries noted while red meant the highest amount of tries.
[ x ]
I really need this outfit for the ample male cleavage.
And oh, the watch (obviously).
Gender bending is fun, why have I never done this before? Sunday doodles to get mt artistic blood flowing.
I GIVE YOU A FOREIGN FEMALE azsurance !!!!
DO NOT REPOST.
I’M SO PRETTY I CAN’T.
I’m doing a genderbend art trade with Qol, I’m supposed to give her a male version of Qol. THE PRESSURE IS REAL JKDDHJS.
Is this a joke? When did “Please take my art down and do not repost it again” become “taking down entire website”…..really…..really now? It’s no wonder most of that community dislikes most of the tumblr community now. The lies never end LOL
As far as screenshots go, if someone does a full paint over, like Lhyrical or Belliel…it IS copyright infringement in my eyes. Do they even know what a DMCA is? It removes specific art from their page if requested by the artist.
Guys, if you don’t want your work on their page fill out the forms you need to, otherwise, there is seriously no hope. lol..
And in russian now, for the one’s I haven’t blocked from seeing this.
“Это что, шутка? Она имеет психическое заболевание или что? Когда “Пожалуйста, возьмите мой искусство вниз и не размещать его снова” стать “удаления весь сайт” ….. действительно ….. действительно сейчас? Это не удивительно, что большая часть сообщества не любит большую часть сообщества Tumblr сейчас. Ложь никогда конец LOLНасколько скриншоты пойти, если кто совершает полный краску больше как Lhyrical или Belliel ... это нарушение авторских прав в моих глазах. Они даже знают, что DMCA является? Она удаляет конкретный искусство к себе на страницу по просьбе художника. Ребята, если вы не хотите, чтобы ваш работу по их странице, заполнить необходимые формы, в противном случае, нет никаких серьезных надежда. лол"
So now I’m a “foreign lady”, this really goes to show how much they choose not to care with anything in regard to the incident and henceforth.
People pointed out their mistakes, instead of admitting to fault and apologizing; they turned around and accused us of “exercising violence" and went as far as to gather a sympathy vote from Russians who didn’t get the full picture by stating this is an all out hate war against Russians.
I have some Russian followers who are not affiliated with any of these people and they are VERY NICE folks, who post up some very original aion edits / screenshots / fan art on their tumblrs, as well as respecting the reblog button.
Like I said from day one, there’s really nothing we can do, nor anything tumblr can do because Vk is an external site. The only thing we can do is spread awareness. Because I really doubt they want to have anything to do with “pilfered work" that has ugly and obvious watermarks splashed onto them.
Fight for their pride, you mean.