jateshi: (Writing - in my blood)
Since retiring from raiding I've become really inspired - I think right now I've got the braincells to either raid or do creative stuffs and after two years of raiding it was time for a break. So I come bearing my first World of Warcraft related ficlet! As this is a character piece there's no real need to be incredibly familiar with the Lore of the game world - there's a war fighting undead up in the frozen north and something worse brewing closer to the main continents.

SkyGuard Reflections )
jateshi: (Imperio/OOC // Artema)
Which do you think is the most intelligent of the dragonflights/dragon types listed below (for RP/story purposes):

Netherwing
Proto Drake (specifically the green one - OMG I GOT MINE LAST NIGHT!!!!)
Red Dragonflight
Bronze Dragonflight

Reason: I am attempting to pick WHICH drake Arlu will consider her "companion" mount and, well, I *do* have 60+ mounts...

Edit: Oh my god, the "bouncy" image looks like an insane maniac! HAHAH *loves*
jateshi: (Owls bite // Artema)
So it's been a few days since I posted something meaningful (other than a meme and frankly this still needs to get out there more) but no brain dumps, no Dreamwalker updates, no random ramblings... So here it is, a good old fashioned explosion of art ideas, WoW rantings and ramblings, Dreamwalkers ideas, and other such stuff!

Actually as an edit, I am shortening this message because I am currently on tingle-watch. Not like that - accidentally ingested some chocolate (long story) and am currently seeing how swollen and tingly I feel for a possible car ride to the local hospital.

Blech. Owl bites me now, this an an appropriate icon...
jateshi: (Owls bite // Artema)
Working on my first request for the Tower - YAY! And I'm working on Dreamwalkers too. (for some odd reason my brain is crossing Dreamwalkers with Nightstalkers and isn't THAT a mental image for the fanboys?) Drinking my 4 shots of expresso, wondering why sleeping on such a comfy mattress still makes me have a lingering case of tired... I should organize my mind more.

I feel like I'm getting close to a bit of a burn on Arlu but I might be confusing hormones and comic plotting with disinterest in my avatar. I think it might be the fact that there's so much to grind on Arlu that's overwhelming me with ends so far off that it's hard to picture them. I want 50 emblems, I want 8 more days or raptor dailies, I want 17 more cooking awards, 5 more recipes, seven zillion JC dailies to get tokens to buy those new cuts - and then I want more than 1000 Seals of the Champion for all of *that* stuff. I want those 100 mounts eventually, I want a Mechanohog - I've got all these things I want but if I look at *everything* I want then I just flounder. Maybe what I really *need* is another 80 to take the burden off of Arlu being my only Horde endgame? Fellow WoWers, halp plz? Maybe I should take my hunter and get her up to Outlands to have that shiny all over again? She's level 44 so it's not *that* far to get her to 50. I can barely even remember what I did on Arlu getting her to Outlands now, it's all such a blur - maybe I need to do that?

Part of page one for Dreamwalkers is inked. Roughing out the rest of the page and then it's big decision time - am I going to ink solid black and white and then grayscale? Should I go full color once inside the Dream? What do you guys think of doing color v grayscale to show the differences of the location? I'm having a lot of fun doing black inking on Arlu's hair so that shows you where my priorities lie at the moment... *giggles* Once I get this first page inked I'm going to be doing the GASP cover page. Because I still have this awesome idea for it so dammit, I'm going for it! I'm going to need to make a "study" of the gateways to the Dream. Which means taking Arlu out and killing elite dragons. Must pick which dragonflight I want to slaughter... Hrm... (I should start the quest lines for the last cooking recipe too. :/ 155! I have 155! I just need FIVE MORE.) I'mm then need to make some banners, find a good comic post script with auto archive posting... so much to do... Anyone have suggestions?!
jateshi: (We're all mad here // Xellos)
"Wait a second Jateshi," you all are going, "you already have one of those! What's this about a second one when Character Class is so neglected?!"

Now, now, I soothingly say, CC isn't dead. It's just...not been living. And neglected, yes, but not forever. So let me explain- Character Class was never meant to only be a joke strip. Instead it was meant to be a webcomic revolving around my warlock, sometimes include the antics of my Horde guild home, and feature, when I wanted it to, cynical observations about game play. But Character Class itself is too limiting a name to take it all of the directions I want to go and that's been a HUGE block on my decision to take the mantle of it back up again. I saw what happened to Manic Graffiti when Anya went to take the comic away from constantly making game centric observations and people either loved or hated it - because they knew MG as one thing only. CC is a place I can eventual expound any gamer idea on to but I can't take that title and run something, well, serious off of it. The style of CC, for one, is chibi - that's inherently humorous.

So here's what I'm doing - Arluthia is going to feature in a new comic, the plot of which I've been tooling since before I launched CC itself. Arluthia, a handful of already chosen companions, and a plot-line that takes her beyond the realm of the current "world" of Azeroth into, well, the Emerald Dream. Mission? Save Ysera and the Emerald Dream from Bad Guys. Jokingly titled Wrath of the Lich's Dream. *snerk*

The titles, you see, I need some help on. Right now here are working title ideas and if you have some of your own, PLEASE share!
"Darkening Skies: The Emerald Front"
"Across the Emerald Line"

Any other ideas? :3
jateshi: (Default)
Migraines suck. I lost prolly a good five hours of today because I had to lie down (blanket over my eyes to make it just that dark) until I woke up with headache pain gone. Bleck. *shakes fist*

Applied for raiding again with Midian, now that I'm playing Arlu on a regular basis. The spec changes that the ladies from [livejournal.com profile] wow_ladies suggested have really helped but OMG threat generated from a cast as I was *making* the spell cast SQUISHY ARGH. ;_; Oh lordy, that made me feel like a nubcakes all over again today. Anyone else have something start to stick threat on you before you finished the cast?! JEESH. Bear had charged in, his threat was going, and then BAM I got dead. It didn't help that the DoT crit its cast tick. Oh ugh.

Been drawing lots more (heh, polling for WoW characters to draw on WoW-ladies resulted in about 16 "OMG!~" and at least two more artists have suddenly started doing art posts) and that's gotten me talking to some folk I'd normally never approach. Prolly going to end up posting art back here as I keep doodling and stuff - speaking of! On ANY game mind you, not just WoW, has anyone else come up with a character they'd never ROLL in the game but they still draw/write? I've got a druid boy who is fun to mess with in my head and drabble on but, well, I'd never roll him in WoW because zomg NElf druid MEN look... demented. ;_; So instead I'm drawing him. He's half inked, half sketched, if I get the sketch cleaned up enough and finish the inking I'll prolly post here with him.

Played around with my DA Gallery and its layout, put a lot of the artwork into folders (or storage even, in some really old cases), dragged two "preview" galleries out based on my current two obsessions, and been just tidying it up some. It's nice to see my art cycle through, I wish that DA would let page skins be possible though, oh PLEASE pretty please. I missed that idea! I really miss it - sureI can skin my journal but the page is so *light* as a general rule, I want my dark grey back DA!

My photoshop is in love with me again - took a screenshot of my dual-wielding warlock from last night, dropped it into PS, cropped some, played with filters, and churned out a nice icon. Of course right after I do that I do some runs, get enough badges for my Conqueror's Deathbringer Hood and now the icon is sorely out of date because now I look like a plague doctor! I also got Embrace of Madness which, paired with my tentacle shoulders, Looks pretty damn good.
jateshi: (Logic Go Boom)
First off, happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] gryphynkit! *snugs*

Vanyel is back up and running and oh my word, I missed XP so bad. I'd snug and slobber my OS if I didn't still feel like I have Vista cooties. D: I can run my Adobe CS2 again (as evidenced by the fact that I have CD'g art again. My tablet and I are once again in love with each other - it does pressure, I use it. Hard. Every day. Oh yeah babe, just like that. Okay, maybe not. >> But it's made of awesome.

I've decided, in celebration, that I am going to CG totally new artwork to be used for my journal! *cheers* Now to draw it. Ambitious? Hell yeah! BUT I WANT TO. Oh yeah. I am on a roll, I think, and like it that way. *jigs, does the boogey* I've got 4 pieces I need to scan and CG with another four or so still waiting to be drawn. I added the scanner (hrm... unnamed piece of equipment on my network! Argh, must name! QUICK help me think of something appropriate for a scanner!) to Vanyel and oh yuuuum, lovely.

Considering signing up for raids again on Arlu. Been doing the TotC 5 man (heroic and reg) on her and let me say the Confessor, when bugged, is impossible. The three jousters are annoying but not impossible when they bug. And the Confessor casting bubble on the hunter - arg... Can we say BUGGED? Had to redo the isntance. But [livejournal.com profile] dracoshen's priest got some good gear from that, we all got some shards, and we wrapped up in time for people to toddle to raiding. I've been tempted to PUG raids which is how I know I want to get back to them. :| Resist, Jate, resist! Don't PUG a raid! Not again, oh no, not again.

The virii alert I posted about last week seems to not be an isolated incident - the ad still hasn't been identified last *I* heard and filtering in that more sites are giving the same downlaoded virus. Oh joys!

More concise brain dump later, just needed to be a basic one since the past few days have built...
jateshi: (Default)
A happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] honeybean! *squishes*

I am loving [livejournal.com profile] wow_ladies as a community - so helpful, respectful! I love them. <3 Lots of great tips and just discussion of the oddest things and some good community. I wish I'd found them sooner, argh, but oh well! Now I can use it to, if I really want, help find a guild for Viranus to run with. And if I ever did feel unwelcome in Midian (moreso than I tend to feel sometimes when I log on Arlu) then I know there are ladies out there who've already said there could be a Horde home for her. DAMN that feeling is amazing. Debate, finding other people are as character odd as myself, the patch woes with someone to share them with- happy days! Very happy days. Aside from the agreement I tenatively have with the members of Slythindor there's not that much life on FM I miss - it's my solo home but I miss the energetic random isnanity of guild interactions. I think, if I wanted, I could find a place with some of these zany ladies (and occasional man) and be fine there.

In a moment of random, I was reminded of (and found!) one of my most favourite SIGGRAPH animations of ALL TIME. Sheep Notes by Jessica Scott. Sheep eating calculus notes. What could be more awesome? I'm always reminded of the notes and scribbles I drew all over my notes in class and frequently making mine interactive with the words - hiding behind them, jumping, repelling down the holes to the next level of notes. I have odd writing styles and love doing this with my notes - I have to resist the temptation to install the codec to play the video now. Arrrrrgh love this one. But work computer, work computer. HOME I can do it, fine, I already have the codec there. WORK though, no, no need. Wish it was transcoded but oh well.

Currently involved in dealing with a virus I've found on, oh boy, 411.com and whitepages.com. Spoken with their staff. Waiting to hear back from our security team. Oh joy. :| 411.com, whitepages.com, and yellowpages.com currently have virii on their systems. Be warned for browsing!

Adding in about the desktop project since there's a tag for it, I'm opening it up for screenshots from people of their active WoW characters. :>
jateshi: (That's enough music for now)
Slapping the WoW stuff under a cut because, well, it's just polite?
I bitch about 3.2 and WoW: The Desktop Project is begun )

I'm looking at white-hatting some here at work so suggestions on some basic reading I can look for would be muchly appreciated. We've got a series of machines that *constantly* get infected and I want to know why. The tickets from this one office-! Enough to drive me mad. I want to get into the root of it, see what's going on. I think it might be bad office structure and rules and computer security but I'd like to know more to hand over ideas for how to nip this off before infection round 2 hits.

I am excited about tonight in a very geeky almost "n00bpagan" way. It's been so long since I've done just a reminder to myself, and the Lady, that this is my path. I also hope that this helps me sleep better because circles under eyes are not a positive fashion statement.
jateshi: (Warlocks do it with soul // WoW)
My daily brain dump didn't happen last night (I know, what's this about daily when I skip random days over weekends, right?) so I'll prolly end up with multiples today to make up for it. Since, yanno, I am doing my brain dump for yesterday now. I drew a lot last night, which was grounding and relaxing and distracting - my head's not dealing with much, still, possibly because it is waiting for an opportunity to break down without risking, oh, my job. Which, need I remind you, I actually love.

It was longer than I thought... )

PATCHMAS! Argh I want to skip home and start the download. OMG. *squee*
jateshi: (Pencil paper but no plot)

Title: Triumphant
Character: Severus Snape
Rating: G
Type: Anime - Harry Potter
Triumphant [Severus Snape, G, lineart] )


Title: Pride of the Horde
Character: Tirani
Rating: G
Type: Anime - World of Warcraft
Tirani [WoW, lineart, G] )

I've begun using little teasers for my pictures - I'm going to keep doing it, too. I've found it's a good way for *me* to keep track of what art is what, as well as potentially helpful for people out in the wide world of LJ. So here's a quick question - DO the little teasers help anybody besides myself? Comment of the answer would be appreciated and helpful! ♥♥♥♥

jateshi: (Shisinden Remus/Sirius)
A note from the mostly-absent artist... With luck, there will be more artwork coming next week, and a lot of it more 'normal' for me to be doing - HP fanarts and the like. I will let everyone know that I'm going to be putting up potentially more pieces like my dragon below, since I am working on different mediums and techniques. I'm also reformatting how I display artwork so that the entries aren't so damned long anymore. *blinks at them*

Title: Ancient Fire
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] jateshi
Rating: G
Type: Fantasy - dragon
Warnings: Quite unlike anything else I've ever put online before.
Ancient Fire [original, G] )

Title: Temple Kid
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] jateshi
Character: Brigdt Agnira
Rating: G
Type: Anime - World of Warcraft
Warnings: Lineart, image contains a cute kid.
Temple Kid [Brigdt, lineart, G] )

Title: No Bones About it, She's Dead
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] jateshi
Character: Kreshka
Rating: G
Type: Anime - World of Warcraft.
Warnings: This character is no longer among the living - and that's how she began.
No Bones About it, She's Dead [lineart, G] )

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