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Delusions of Gothic by GrahamSym

To me, this is the kind of artwork that is often neglected for its seeming-simplicity. The concept of a vast structure, or megalith, a ...

Microbe by moppaa
by moppaa

Now, this is the sort of artwork I really feel drawn to. I'm not a huge sampler of the horror genre in writing - I find it exceedingly ...

This journal may be relatively short compared to my other ones, considering it's a fairly simply issue.

I myself am a gamer who enjoys morality games a great deal. Things like the first two Bioshock games, or the Metro series. My empathy leads me to try and get the best ending for each and be the best character I can, and so more often than not I end up with the 'paragon' ending.


I shoot splicers with a smile, alright? Small mercies.

Jokes aside, I have in the past been confronted with players who also play these games or similar instances who prefer to be a little less....restrained, choosing the simpler, more brutal path to victory over a little self-control and awareness, and several times I have been met with the same question "just because I kill people I always get the bad ending."

Now this...this really irks me. This really gets to me, because they haven't noticed it yet. Any gamer who has found themselves saying this has missed a fundamental point about the morality system: Your choices affect what happens to the game.

If you play a pacifist (played Dishonored, not one single kill the entire game) then you're playing the good guy. You're going to get the good ending because your character has done good things. You mercilessly tear the life force from every child you encounter (Bioshock 1 & 2) then you're being a child-murdering prick and you're going to get a bad ending because you did bad things.

It's funny in a way, to see the self-centred ideals of these people overturned because the game won't give them the ending they want after they take the opposite route. Newton didn't explain gravity to people by teaching them to fly.
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Red - Perfect Life
  • Reading: Path of the Seer
  • Playing: Warframe


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Check it out guys, that's me.
Wargamer, poet, novelist. Don't like sport, don't like parties, and that's the way I like it.

I'm a writer, plain and simple. At least, I think so. I've had people who love my work, and one who even likened it to Khaled Hosseini's Kite Runner. I'm a go-to guy for that sort of information, and if you want hints or advice for writing in prose, feel free to approach me. I'm happy to talk with anyone as long as you are polite, treat me with an appropriate amount of respect, and please try and use grammar. I don't like reading a continuous stream of writing with absolutely no punctuation to tell me where the sentence - if it indeed does - starts or ends; it hurts. Just...punctuate a little, when you talk to me, just so it sounds like I'm talking to a person, not a computer.

I'm not a friend-o-philic. I don't add you to my watch purely because you added me to yours. It doesn't work like that. I don't give people watches purely because they replied to a comment of mine. If you want me in your Watchers list, you need to have a gallery that mostly has things I want to look at. One piece is not enough to make me want to follow your deviations. I don't mind if you don't release regularly, but unless the art is consistently stuff I want to see, I might favourite the pieces I like, but not watch.

Now, honestly, if you read my stuff and don't like it, don't even bother flaming me for it. If you don't like it, don't read it - it won't affect you in any way whatsoever if you follow this simple piece of advice. If you enjoy my work, feel free to comment with any criticisms or favourite parts, but I won't accept things like "this sucks because it remotely deviates from the original." I want to make things clear: The things I write are for fun, they are often fanfictions or new ideas I have, so do not expect me to be evangelical about it.

Sometimes I come to blows with people about what art really is. I've had people who don't believe literature is a form of art, and some who will believe that anything is art. I believe that art is the soul, written or drawn or painted or whatever you do, into the piece and thus lain out bare. It is a riddle within the darkness and the grey and the light that only those who are true can solve, it is an impossible conundrum, the master paradox. It's truth, the expression of who we are. That is art.

Interested in working for a game design company, Digital Pulse Interactive, email them here:

And can someone please start showing people how to capitalise properly?…

Personal Quote: "Expect no equal resistance - to strike against me is to meet the harshest retaliation. Perhaps I will play a game, but sooner or later my words will slice through your tongue."

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Sol-Caninus Mar 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Holy cow!  You do a LOT of writing.  I just post samples in a sub-folder.  Your entire gallery is literature.  

It's a raw deal for guys like you here at DA - as Raymond Chandler put it in the opening of The Lady in the Lake . . . "like being a kitten in a house where they don't care much for cats." Or something like that.
battlebrothertherix Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hence why I'm so heavily invested in it; it's what I do but I'm ignored for it.
Sol-Caninus Mar 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Not ignored.  You've got decent stats.  
I'll be sifting through your stuff and will tell you what I think.    
battlebrothertherix Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Decent stats, but that's over the course of...3, going on 4 years now. Had to work for this modicum of success far more than most of the artists out front have. (Well, their work is high-quality, but the pure fact of being visual means they get more popularity than having to try and read.)
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lidsworth Feb 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
Thanks for the Watch!
enigmaticsmile Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave on "lost art of the previous occupant." :)
ElizabethCute1998 Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fave!!!
LaraBLN Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflowerheartplz::iconthanksbln:truly appreciated! :iconbesosbln:
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